JACKAL is one of the fastest growing producer in the EDM scene right now. Since he emerged in the scene February 2013, JACKAL has released over a dozen hugely successful remixes and recently his latest EP “Endorphins”. This EP is beautifully mastered and each song is it’s own daydream with ethereal synths and dreamy vocals. The first song of the EP “With You” massages your eardrums as you listen, featuring soft melodies and instrumentals that come together in a magical way.
Check it out below:
This is an epic EP that you are going to want to see live.
Buy tickets for his Sonia show on 9/9 below, you definitely won’t regret it!
Also make sure to listen to the rest of his awesome EP:
Slander is an American DJ duo consisting of Derek Anderson and Scott Land based in Los Angeles. They are best known for their unique sound and subgenre “heaven trap”. If you haven’t heard of this genre, check out the dreamy synths in their latest release “Superhuman” ft. Eric Leva.
Anderson and Land met at their fraternity at UC Irvine in California and became friends through their love of producing music. They later went to and graduated from Icon Collective, a music production school together with NGHTMRE. The name Slander was combined from both their names names: “S(cott) Land” and “Ander(son)”. Now they are blowing up fast in the EDM scene and have already performed at EDC (Las Vegas, Orlando and Mexico), Nocturnal Wonderland, Electric Zoo and Sun City Music Festival.
Check out their lit EDC set from this year:
Slander is also a part of the Gud Vibrations radio show with NGHTMRE (which you should follow on soundcloud). The radio show had a hugely successful tour this fall and we’re sure they will be touring again soon.
You don’t want to miss them when they come to Royale 9/8 for their Superhuman Tour. They will most definitely have the crowd going wild.
Best known for their top electro house hits “Cry (Just a Little)” and “Rattle“, Bingo Players’ music is well known across the EDM scene. The Bingo Players was founded by Dutch DJs, Maarten Hoogstraten and Paul Bäumer back in 2006 when they at first largely produced tech house music. They later changed their stye in 2011 to produce more dance inspired house tracks like the internationally recognized club hit “Cry (Just a Little)” that borrows lyrics from Brenda Russell‘s “Piano In The Dark“. In 2013, they experienced a new surge of fame as they released a revamped version of Rattle; “Get Up (Rattle)” featuring the Far East Movement. The song instantly blew up and charted in the Top Ten around the world in Germany, Austria, France, and Australia, and even made #1 on UK charts.
Hear the energetic house classic along with it’s quirky music video for yourself below :
Bingo Players also created a record label called Hysteria, which features awesome weekly club music mixes (we highly recommend subscribing to the podcast or following on soundcloud to hear the hottest new electro house tracks). Unfortunately, Paul tragically passed away in December of 2013 due to a battle with cancer. Maarten pledged to continue Bingo Players and Paul’s legacy, and their name certainly lives on. His latest album “Beat the Drum” was released earlier this month and you’re going to want to hear it live at the upcoming show on September 15th at Royale.
This Thursday, August 25th the House of Blues is going to errupt with bass when Zomboy takes over the stage for his Rott n’ Roll tour. Dr. Ozi will no doubt be throwing some filthy beats to prep the crowd for Zomboy’s set. As summer comes to an end, you don’t want to miss an epic show from two powerhouse artists.
Toronto-based Nix Chohan has been on the rise since his first release in 2011. Over the last 5 years, his releases on Firepower and Buygore have earned him international recognition and a solid reputation for turning up the crowd with his heavy synth and bass music.
Dr. Ozi’s latest EP “Blue Print” was released 4 months back and has some interesting sources of inspiration. The first uplifiting song on the Ep “Johnny” was inspired by his love for Johnny Bravo as a child. Looking up to the character’s womanizing skills and confidence, he wanted to convey that in this unique bouncy dub track.
Check it out below:
The EP also features more grimy songs like “Mr Green”, that features quirky vocals brilliantly offset by his signature head banging synths.
We hope to see you at the House of Blues for this end of summer banger that’s going to turn the crowd wild. Stay tuned for an exclusive Malaysan Safari interview with the dubstep master Dr. Ozi.
Ethereal, mysterious, psychedelic, and eclectic are some of the words used to describe Thriftworks’ unique sound. Jake Atlas AKA Thriftworks started making music when he was just sixteen, living in his hometown of Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania. He moved to the East Bay of CA in the fall of 2008 to attend Ex’pression College for Digital Arts. He now lives with two roommates who he closely collaborates with. Jacob Van Leeuwen, aka Jake Lion creates all of Atlas’ album artwork and Diamond Harris, aka Mythicalifornian is a rapper he has worked with since 2009. Harris’ voice is featured in a few of Thriftworks’ songs, although so distorted it can be hard to recognize as even human. This mutilation of sound is what makes Thriftworks’ music so mythical and intriguing.
His latest album; The Feather and the Sword brings listeners through a unique journey with every song having it’s own special character. A magical foundation of bass, along with multiple bizarre and trippy layers of vocal samples come together to create a sonic adventure. This album has a more tribal feel than his other songs, deeply rooted in percussion and featuring several flute like samples that carry through the album. Each song has a meditative, calming beat that drives and unites the rest of the melodic samples. Bone Roaster’s anthem stood out to me in terms of rhythm and repetition that sends you into a trance like state. Ultimately, this is a meditative album that explores both the recognizable and unrecognizable sounds of nature. The last song of the EP; Vanilla Pea Milker is the most liquid and mesmerizing of them all. The rhythm is much more subtle in this song, with soft vibrations of a distant guitar, bells and synths that later come in to drive the song to a blissful conclusion.
After releasing this album, Thriftworks is touring through the US and is playing at Wonderbar in Allston, on April 16th. Tickets are just $12 – a steal for the incredible experience his live performance will be. Grab your tickets now, this is a concert you don’t want to miss.
All trance lovers out there know about Above and Beyond. The trio has been respected in both the trance and larger EDM family alike for over a decade now since they launched their own label Anjunabeats, in 1999. Their success can be attributed to not only their dreamy music, but the remarkable way it brings people together from all over the world. In fact, they made history on Saturday, Oct. 18 when they became the first British group to sell out a show at Madison Square Garden-in just 12 hours. People travelled miles to come together to hear them broadcast the 100th episode of their weekly radio Group Therapy. Group Therapy draws in roughly 25 million listeners in more than 30 countries. If that’s not impressive, then consider the fact that they are still going stronger than ever since their latest album We Are All We Need. This album received tremendous success, and the first track of the album “We Are All We Need” (a collaboration with singer/songwriter Zoë Johnston) received a Grammy title nomination.
If you haven’t heard this album yet, I highly suggest you take some time to listen to the gorgeous melodies that have you transported into a ethereal trance universe wherever you may be. Furthermore, you should do yourself a favor and buy tickets to see their nearly sold out show at DC’s Echostage on July 1st and 3rd. It is sure to be a night you will never forget!
Trance fans out there, listen up. Above and Beyond are touring right now and you don’t want to miss their show! The tour began 28th of April in London and they will soon come to deliver their incredible sound to the US. For those who are unfamiliar, Above and Beyond is a British trio consisting of Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki. They are extremely well known and respected in the electronic music world, and also are the creators of the notable Anjunabeats label.
On 19th January, they released their latest album called We Are All We Need, which blew away fans with it’s ethereal quality. With a strong emphasis on angelic vocals and progressive chords, this album spoke to the souls of many and was a huge success. “We’re All We Need” feat Zoë Johnston was a notable gem in the collection that received over 5 million views on Youtube.
They also have a awesome radio show which was recently renamed to Group Therapy. Each new episode full of their favorite trance selections is followed by many trance heads who listen to it religiously; reaching 30 million fans in 35 countries every week. Take a listen to episode 114, which is the We Are All We Need album special (you won’t regret it).
On Saturday the 18th of October, they made history and became the first British DJs to headline New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden. All 13,000 tickets were sold out in several minutes; people did not want to miss the life changing experience of experiencing Above and Beyond’s magic. Recently, they have even been doing entirely acoustic performances with a live orchestra that is apparently mind-blowing. They never stop reaching for the stars by constantly developing their sound and embracing their true potential.
Above and Beyond aren’t just about producing songs, its more than that. They create experiences that unite people from all over the world. Come to their next show and you’ll know exactly what I mean.
Brand new banger alert! Legendary artists GANZ and What So Not have come out with a fresh new tune, and trust me when I say it is fire. New single from What So Not & GANZ ‘Lone’ (feat. JOY.)’ is available on OWSLA this Friday 4/8. Beautiful melodic vocals paired with a mastery of delicious synths make this song a definite keeper. This is the first release by What So Not post-Flume and he certainly did not disappoint. With a huge 2016 tour schedule, we can’t wait to see what he has in store for the future.
Do yourself a favor. Kick back, relax and check out the new release below!
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Yellow Claw released a dope new EP today, showcasing their new style that is noticeably more pop influenced than their previous work. Before you get turned off, you should know that it’s GOOD pop (never thought I would ever say that) but it’s true. Pusha T, Tyga, Naaz and Ty Dolla $ign are just a few of the guest artists on this EP. They use vocals to their advantage, making each song more memorable with a catchy melody to accompany their signature Yellow Claw beat. I really respect these artists for incorporating new styles into their music and making it work (while maintaining the head-banging quality fans love).
It’s a sad day as the Mad Decent Boat is shut down and forced to return to the dock. A woman apparently voluntarily jumped off the boat at around 7pm last night. The incident happened 22 miles off the coast of Cuba.Two rescue boats were immediately used for search of the person.
Mad Decent released the following official statement after the tragedy:
“On Thursday, Nov. 12, during a chartered cruise on Norwegian Pearl, a female guest was observed intentionally going overboard while the ship was sailing the Yucatan Channel. The ship’s crew immediately initiated rescue measures, including deploying three rescue boats and notifying the Coast Guard and other relevant authorities. The search for the guest is ongoing. Both the ship and charter company teams are providing support to the family and all impacted guests during this difficult time.”
The Mad Decent Boat Party was meant to cruise from Miami to Cozumel (Mexico) from November 11-15. The Coast Guards having been searching for an entire day but the mood is somber as the boat sails back to dock in light of this tragedy.