And the awesome continues. (Who said April is the cruelest month? Oh, right: this guy.)
So anyway. Our long-awaited bpm:tv DANCE 2012 compilation CD hits the streets today, with a lineup that includes Deadmau5, Swedish House Mafia, Martin Solveig & Dragonette, Nervo featuring Afrojack & Steve Aoki, Sak Noel … and many more, as they say on the television. Mixed, as always, by the estimable DJ Marky D.
You can find bpm:tv DANCE 2012 at Best Buy, HMV and Walmart, or BUY IT ONLINE.
INTERNATIONAL LOVE (CLINTON SPARKS & DISCO FRIES RADIO MIX) – PITBULL feat. CHRIS BROWN
BODY WORK (CLUB MIX EDIT) – MORGAN PAGE feat. TEGAN AND SARA
BIG IN JAPAN (DENZAL PARK REMIX) – MARTIN SOLVEIG & DRAGONETTE feat. IDOLING!!!
TURN THIS CLUB AROUND – R.I.O. feat. U-JEAN
PASO (THE NINI ANTHEM) – SAK NOEL
ANTIDOTE – SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA VS. KNIFE PARTY
MUTATE (ORIGINAL EDIT) – SIDNEY SAMSON & LIL JON
AURAL PSYNAPSE – DEADMAU5
WE’RE ALL NO ONE – NERVO feat. AFROJACK AND STEVE AOKI
LONELY TONIGHT (ORIGINAL ENGLISH RADIO EDIT) – HOLD UP
I COULD STAY (CHR REMIX) – KREESHA TURNER
MR. KNOW IT ALL (BILLIONAIRE REMIX) – KELLY CLARKSON
Skrillex arrived at the 54th GRAMMY Awards in his signature all-black look. His influence in bringing dubstep into the limelight over the past couple of years has been enormous — and nabbing three Grammys at last night’s show puts a whole new kind of spotlight on the EDM scene.
David Guetta did his thing on stage alongside Chris Brown — a good performance, nothing too spectacular. But seeing Deadmau5 rock out with Foo Fighters was quite extraordinary to witness: two great artist from such wildly different genres coming together to please the crowd. It goes to show that music, in the end, really is one large community that will always unite, no matter the genre.
Deadmau5 and Skrillex, both brilliant producers, share a streak of child-like immaturity. On the red carpet, where fashion is the priority, Deadmau5 took a low-cost approach to his choice of attire, sporting his famous mau5 head and a black t-shirt … inscribed with Skrillex’s personal cellphone number (626-319-1039) and the message “U Mad Bro?” Skrillex showed he has a sense of humour, tweeting: ”Haha @deadmau5 just wore my phone number on his fokin shirt on tv gotta retire this phone.”
Adele definitely stole the limelight, winning in every category she was nominated for and going home with 6 Grammys. Her performance was remarkable — which was nothing less than what was expected from this 23-year-old British phenom. Jennifer Hudson delivered a stunning tribute to Whitney Houston, delivering the singer’s classic ballad “I Will Always Love You” — a performance that brought goosebumps to the viewers at home, and earned the standing ovation it got at the Staples Center.
As for Nicki Minaj‘s choice of pontifical attire for the red carpet, and her bizarro let’s-piss-off-the-Catholics performance of “Roman Holiday” (with bonus exorcism!) … well, it was all just plain ridiculous. As entertaining as it can be to watch Nicki Minaj show off her MANY personalities, the spectacle is starting to get old.
This year GRAMMY Awards were definitely worth tuning in to watch. Many entertaining bits, some great performances — and, as always, plenty of laugh-worthy moments.
An endless supply of big tunes and bigger anthems this week — and to top it off, we have one of my top five dead or alive DJs giving us a sneak preview of his brand new single, which is, simply put: Bad. Ass. With this much quality and quantity there’s no point delaying. Every one of these tunes is download-worthy, so be sure to pick them up asap!
This first release is available on Beatport. The vocals by Kelli Sae are reminiscent of Robin S, but with a modern touch. Cop this!
Freshly pressed. Listen, I don’t know why it’s taken so long for a combination like this to happen. Rap and dubstep together for a whole album? Once this starts to take off the world as we know it will melt!
If you knew about this song or about Hype Jones before this week, then kudos to you! I, however, have just discovered the artists who put together this immaculate dub version of the popular Enrique tune. The best way to do a remix is take a song completely out of its genre and make people love it who would otherwise hate it. Mission accomplished!
It’s no secret that I think Wolfgang Gartner is not from this planet. I have yet to hear a track from him that I don’t like. I have yet to see or hear of him having a bad set. Simply put, I love him. Everybody has a producer who hits the right spots in every possible way; for me (and for millions of others), Wolfgang Gartner is that dude. He dropped off a preview of his newest track last night and……um……hmmmm……..it’s f***ing perfect!
Our boy Pretty Lights is back with a new video. Enjoy!
This is a seriousssssssss performance. Think about all the DJs he’s got behind him, and he’s ripping it without a care. The first track is The Hacker – Shockwave (Gesaffelstein Remix), and even as we speak I am searching every inch of the web for it! Huge!!!!
Just when you thought the winter drag was going to pull you down, we’ve got a special little treat for your iPod. Today, we’re dropping the latest installment in our “Scott’s Selection” mix series. This one’s a little rough around the edges, but the bass is healthy, the synths are sexy, the cuts are classic and the tracks bump! Starts reluctant, goes 128 crazy in the middle, and gets a little filthy at the end — just like the perfect weekend.
Download this mini-mix asap and play it at your next party, tomorrow’s workout, or wherever you feel the need to get lost in EDM!
TGIF on what has been a sluggish week. Most people I’ve talked to are still trying to get out of that holiday slump and get the gears moving again. Last weekend, the city of Toronto was pretty much a ghost town where concerts were concerned. While this week definitely has more in the way of shows on offer, the winter grind is in full effect; it might just be easier to turn on the iPod and invite a couple of friends over.
And if that’s your choice, wicked! I got a couple of tracks to keep you warm and toasty!
While searching my gallery of songs I noticed that I didn’t have a single remix of this track. For some reason, that surprised me. Natalia Kills‘ anthem “Mirrors” takes on a whole new persona courtesy of Omega.
A little pop never hurt anyone. This track is made for both clubs and radio. With luck, a video will accompany this — because I personally wouldn’t mind seeing Neon Hitch provide some visuals specifically for this track …
Sweden, Sweden, Sweden! They don’t even know how to make an ordinary track. It’s either go big or go home. With industry hotshot Nervo teaming up with Mister-Stadium-Anthem-Only Avicii, there was only ever one possible outcome.
Two of your favourite artists (kiddddddddddding) … but let’s be honest: Chris Brown and Pitbull are two of the industry’s biggest acts right now. So if you can’t avoid ‘em, join ‘em — preferably with extra bassssssss! Clinton Sparks is a G!