Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Song Of The Day: The Egg - Catch (Psychemagik Remix)

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The live-house dance group The Egg have a new remix of their song "Catch" by British producer Psychemagik.  The Egg released a new album Something To Do this past August on Squarepeg Records, their first release after 2004's Forwards. Psychemagik is currently touring with an upcoming date in London, England.

The Egg - Catch (Psychemagik Remix)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Song Of The Day: RAC - Hollywood Feat. Penguin Prison (Cassian Remix)

Australian producer Cassian just released an incredible house remix of "Hollywood," RAC's original track from this summer featuring Penguin Prison on Mountain Dew's record label Green Label Sound. This remix comes on the heels of two earlier remixes of "Hollywood" by The Magician, and Felix Da Housecat earlier this year. 

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Cassian released a 2-track EP The Love Cuts this past June featuring the tracks "I Love It," and "Reach For Love," and several other hard-hitting remixes of tracks by Hot Chip, Bag Raiders, Two Door Cinema Club, as well as various other artists.  Cassian is currently touring internationally with an upcoming Halloween show in Sydney, Australia, two shows in Sao Paulo, Brazil and a show in Louisville, Kentucky at the end of the month.

RAC - Hollywood featuring Penguin Prison (Cassian Remix)

RAC - Hollywood featuring Penguin Prison (The Magician Remix)

RAC - Hollywood featuring Penguin Prison (Felix Da Housecat Remix)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Song Of The Day: Holy Ghost! - It Gets Dark (Synthpop)

The Brooklyn based live synthpop/DJ duo of Holy Ghost! (a.k.a. Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser) have just released a new single, "It Gets Dark" on DFA Records. The guys are as lively as ever on this new track, which was included on The Magician's most recent Magic Tape Twenty-Six.

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Holy Ghost! released their debut eponymous LP in April of last year to a warm reception. The group is currently on tour with upcoming dates in Mexico, Los Angeles and Miami.

Holy Ghost! It Gets Dark

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Song Of The Day: L D R U Feat. Gem June - Have You Ever (Downtempo)

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Today's feature is an original track from Sydney native L D R U (a.k.a. Drew Carmody) featuring Gem June. Two weeks ago I featured this nineteen year old Australian producer for his chillout remix of Flume's "Sleepless feat. Jezzabell Doran." You can listen to all of L D R U's tunes right here.

L D R U Feat. Gem June - Have You Ever (Original)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

New Video: Two Fingers (a.k.a. Amon Tobin) - Vengeance Rhthym

Brazilian ex-pat producer and artist Amon Tobin has just released the first video for the brand-new track "Vengeance Rhythm" from his most recent musical project Two Fingers

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Two Fingers just released his debut full-length album Stunt Rhythms on Big Dada recordings on October 8th, and has had a slew of additional releases under the moniker including "Vengeance Rhythm," the most recent single, released on October 24th. An artist's blurb on Ninja Tunes website accompanying the releases states the following:

"Amon Tobin presents the next brutalist masterpiece wired up under his Two Fingers guise, "Vengeance Rhythm." A low-slung exercise in violence  brooding power and pure production smarts, in the words aof a recent Resident Adviser feature, it's "a little like dubstep built on an interplanetary scale."

The tune has been brought to life (and death) in a truly jaw-dropping video from stop-frame animator and director Chris Ullens. Ullens transforms a pile of toys, a love of super slo-mo explosions and a huge pile of mince into the funniest, most eye-popping and shocking exercise in animated ultra-violence since Oliver Postgate found out Bagpuss was cheating on him with Professor Yaffle."

Warning: This video is not for the feint of heart stuffed animal enthusiasts.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Secret Halloween Warehouse Party feat. RJD2, FreQ Nasty, Random Rab, Govinda and More (10/27)

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With so much already going on in the weekends before and after Halloween this year, who would have thought there'd be any room for another big event? Well, when your event is a secret warehouse party in Brooklyn that features RDJ2, FreQ Nasty, Random Rab, David Starfire, Govinda, Dulce VitaSrikalogy and Dynasty Electric as well as fire dancers, artists and circus performers, you better make room!

Unicorn Meat NYC is hosting Illuminate at an as-of-yet unnamed warehouse in East Williamsburg (off the Grand stop) on October 27th. Having attended a similar event two years ago for Halloween I can say that this will certainly be something you don't want to miss, but definitely get there early, because the Fire Marshall will be eager to get there as well, and once they do they likely won't be letting anyone else in for some time.

Tickets are available here for $35, and the venue's locations will be released on the 27th to all ticket holders. If you're planning on going, buy your tickets in advance, because they won't be available at the door.

Friday, October 19, 2012

ESKMO Announces "Language" EP (Available 10/30)

Image Courtesy of Ancestor Music

Over two years after the release of his eponymous debut LP, San Francisco based artist/producer ESKMO (aka Brendan Angelides) has just announced the release date of his forthcoming EP Language:

Eskmo "Language" EP Trailer from Elliott Sellers on Vimeo.

The 5-track EP will be Angelides' first release as ESKMO since the 2010 self-titled release on Ninja Tunes.  Since that time Angelides has certainly kept himself busy, devoting much of his time to his other project Welder (having released the album Florescence in September of 2011, and to touring internationally under both monikers.  The new EP will include the vocal-laden single "I Just Want," and is slated to be released on Angelides' own Ancestor label.

ESKMO - I Just Want

Be sure to check out DRTN for a review of this EP once it drops on October 30th.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

November - December 2012 Upcoming EDM Events for NYC

Oktoberfest may have to an end, but the real party is just around the corner. Even after such an impressive October lineup of shows, NYC is really getting ready to throw down between now and the biggest party of all, New Years Eve 2012! This city is no stranger to a good time, but the sheer number of incredible bands, DJs, producers and artists descending on us over such a short period of time could only mean the End of Days.

From the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival to Boys Noize, The Magician to Minnesota, Dan Deacon to DJ Shadow, Paper Diamond to Pretty Lights, and Squarepusher to Sound Tribe Sector 9, I cannot remember the last time I saw a more exciting concert schedule for the beginning of Winter in NYC. So here is a comprehensive list of every great show you're going to want to attend in November and December 2012.*

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Thursday, November 1st
Tickets - $32-40
Friday, November 2nd
Tickets - $27.50
Tickets - $40
Official STS9 Afterparties: LowRIDERz, Love and Light and the Bins at Club 39
Tickets - $10-15
Sonar North American Tour 2012: Die Antwoord, Tiga, Paul Kalkbrenner and more at the Roseland Ballroom
Tickets - $55
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Saturday, November 3rd
Tickets - $27.50
Tickets - $12-15
Paper Diamond and MORRI$ at Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn, NY)
Tickets - $15
Official STS9 Afterparties: NastyNasty, Horizon Wireless and Slugabed at Club 39
Tickets - $10-15

Tuesday, November 6th
Tickets - $32.50-35

Thursday, November 8th
Minnesota and Zion I at Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn, NY)
Tickets - $10-12

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Friday, November 9th
Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival - Multiple Venues (Brooklyn, NY)
Tickets - $35-65
Wolfgang GartnerProxyL-Vis 1990 and Popeska at Terminal 5
Tickets - $35-50
Mimosa and Curren$y at the Best Buy Theater
Tickets - $20-30
moe. at the Capitol Theatre (Portchester, NY)
Tickets - $35

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Saturday, November 10th
Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival - Multiple Venues (Brooklyn, NY)
Tickets - $35-65
moe. at the Wellmont Theatre (Montclair, NJ)
Tickets - $30-35

Tuesday, November 13th
Tickets - $20-35

Wednesday, November 14th
Tickets - $15

Thursday, November 15th
Tickets - $24-28
Karsh Kale (Live) at Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn, NY)
Tickets - $10

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Friday, November 16th
BassNectar, Gramatik, and GladKill at the Wellmont Theatre (Montclair, NJ)
Tickets - $40-45
Tickets - $15
Future Rock at Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn, NY)
Tickets - $10
Birdy Nam Nam, Monsta and Kill Paris at Webster Hall
Tickets - $15
Phutureprimitive, Space Jesus and Soulacybin at the Glasslands Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)
Tickets - $12-15

Saturday, November 17th
Tickets (Sold Out) - $40-45
Matt and Kim at the Wellmont Theatre (Montclair, NJ)
Tickets - $24-28

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Sunday, November 18th
Tickets (Sold Out) - $40-45
Rubblebucket and Reptar at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY)
Tickets - $18-20

Tuesday, November 21st - Saturday, November 24th
Robert Randolph and The Family Band at Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn, NY)
Tickets - $15-17 
Kid Koala 12 Bit Blues Vinyl Vaudeville at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY)
Tickets - $20

Friday, November 23rd
EOTO and Jansten at the Highline Ballroom
Tickets - $20-25

Saturday, November 24th
Eric Prydz at the Roseland Ballroom
Tickets - $39.50

Thursday, November 29th
Tickets - $10-15

Friday, November 30
Tickets - $40

Thursday, December 6th
Break Science and Michal Menert at Irving Plaza
Tickets - $15
Tickets - $20

Friday, December 7th
Tickets - $15

Saturday, December 8th
Dr. FameusHigher Organix and ShwizZ at the Paper Box (Brooklyn, NY)
Tickets ($12-15)

Image Courtesy of Brooklyn Bowl
Tuesday, December 11th
James Blake at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY)
Tickets (Sold Out) - $25
DJ Shadow: All Basses Covered at Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn, NY)
Tickets - $25

Thursday, December 13th
!!! at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY)
Tickets - $18-20

Friday, December 14th
ill.Gates, Stephan Jacobs and :DFace  at Santos Party House
Tickets - $15-17
Gigamesh, Computer Magic and Lou Teti  at Glasslands Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)
Tickets - $10

Saturday, December 15th
Blockhead at the Paper Box (Brooklyn, NY)
Tickets ($15-16)

Friday, December 21st
Zeds Dead and UZ at Webster Hall
Tickets - $20

Wednesday, December 26th - Saturday, December 29th 
Tickets - $42.50

Friday, December 28th - Monday December 31st
Phish at Madison Square Garden
Tickets - $65-75

Sunday, December 30th - Monday, December 31st
Pretty Lights at the Roseland Ballroom
Tickets - $55-110
Monday, December 31st
Tickets - $69

*If we don't all die on December 21st.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pretty Lights Announces NYE in NYC!

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Pretty Lights has just announced a 2-night New Years Eve run in New York City. From the man himself:

"I'm taking it back to a more intimate vibe for New Years Eve this year with two shows at New York City's Roseland Ballroom. It's been over two years since I've had my own proper show in NYC, so I wanted to make my return to a city that inspires me something special. Both nights will feature extended PL sets, so you'l get hours of classics, bangers and new, unreleased tracks in a more intimate setting in one of the world's most amazing cities. It's going to be two extraordinary exciting evenings of beautifully bangin' futuristic yet retro electro hip-hop and funky ass soul music.. with Pretty Lights!"

Special 2-day passes go on sale Wednesday, October 17th at 10:00AM EST on Pretty Lights' pre-sale ticketing site for $110. Individual night tickets go on sale Friday, October 19th at 10:00AM EST in the same place. 

For those of you who haven't heard it yet, here is Pretty Lights' newest single, "So Bright."

Pretty Lights - So Bright

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New Mixtape: The Magician - Magic Tape Twenty Six

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The Magician has just released his 26th Magic Tape, and it's full of all the funky music we've come to expect from him. After a brief hiatus this Summer, The Magician is back to releasing his monthly mixtape series. For those of you in New York, The Magician will be performing at (le) poisson rouge on Saturday, November 3rd with Mighty Mouse and JDH & Dave P. Ticket are available here.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Song Of The Day: Flume - Sleepless feat. Jezzabell Doran (L D R U Remix)

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Australian producer L D R U (Left Down Right Up) has just released an incredibly chill Jungle/Bass remix of the track Sleepless feat. Jezzabell Doran, by Flume. According to L D R U, the Queenscliff native aka Drew Carmody began his career very early, "at only 15 years old using fake id's to play in clubs."

Flume - Sleepless feat. Jezzabell Doran (L D R U Remix)

L D R U released their first EP It's Showtime, which features remixes by Craig Williams, Sharif D and Matthew Macinante, on Beatport this past june. You can find that, and all of his other remixes and releases right here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Free Download: BassNectar Freestyle Mixtape

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Even though this one kept me up all night, I figured it was best to wait for the morning, because what better way to start your day than with a brand new mixtape from BassNectar. The mixtape features numerous remixes, and several new tracks from his upcoming Freestyle EP, which will be available on October 16th on Amorphous Music. Today also marks the first day of BassNectar's Fall 2012 Tour, fresh on the heels of a Summer Festival circuit that had him headlining such festivals as Counterpoint, Electric Forest and Camp Bisco XI.


Dancer In The Dark Intro - Audiovoid Remix
BassNectar - Freestyle feat. Angel Haze
Jansten - When The Beats Drop (BassNectar Remix)
6 Blocc - Ammunition Sample Pack (BassNectar Recut)
Bangladesh - 100 [Acapella]
Dead Prez - Hip Hop [Acapella]
BassNectar - Rap with a T [Instrumental]
Hudson Mohawke - Thunder Bay (BassNectar Edit)
Zed Bias ft Juiceman & Simba - Jigga Up (BassNectar Remix)
Ming & FS - Madhattan Bound (BassNectar Remix)
Zion i - Human (BassNectar Remixxx)
BassNectar - Infinite
BassNectar & DC Breaks - Breathless feat. Mimi Page
Son of Kick - From Here
BassNectar & Double You - I Am A Laser (2012 Remaster)
Dusk & Blackdown - Kuri Pataka
Ed Solo - Egyptian Horns (BassNectar Remix)
BassNectar - Butterfly feat. Mimi Page (BassNectar Remix)
BassNectar - Hologram

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New Release: Pretty Lights - So Bright (Free Download)

Image Courtesy of Pretty Lights Music
Before so much as an announcement date for the new album (already a year and a half in the making), the track "So Bright" was leaked. Derek Vincent Smith aka Pretty Lights did the only logical thing and released the track as well on his own website along with the following statement:

"A new track from my upcoming record has leaked out unintentionally. The song is called So Bright. I was not ready to put this track out but some how it's now posted on multiple sites as well as for sale on multiple sites. I made it available for free download just now on the PL site because it has never been my intention to strictly sell any tracks off my new record. 

All the samples used in the track are from self composed one of a kind vinyl pressings. There is a short documentary to be released soon about the making of this upcoming PL album because it was a very unique and laborious process. I'm insanely excited to release the entire record but... I'd prefer to do it on my own terms:). Much love to all PL family, I hope you enjoy the track."

Obviously, I'm just another one of those sites sharing this, but since the cat's out of the bag, I couldn't help but share with you guys. Enjoy!

Pretty Lights - So Bright

Song Of The Day: Scooter & Lavelle Ft. Sue Cho - Beats Inside My Head (Revolvr VIP Remix) (Free Download)

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It's been a while since I've featured an Electro House track for the Song Of The Day, so I figured you guys deserved a treat. This banger comes straight to you from the Las Vegas-based artist and producer Revolvr. 

Scooter & Lavelle Ft. Sue Cho - Beats Inside My Head (Revolvr VIP Remix)

Known for his hard-hitting remixes of Knife Party, Zedd and Fun and as the host of The Chamber Podcast, this track is no slump, and expresses exactly how I feel after a long day in the office. Enjoy!