I’m not usually one to head in the direction of R&B, but I’m literally hooked on Marie Dahstrom’s new single “Look The Other Way.” The Danish singer brought on D.K. The Punisher who produced Justin Bieber’s “All That Matters” to lay down a dreamy beat under her vibrant croons, while also asking Sophie Faith to make a cameo to give her touch to the profound original. Dahlstrom without a doubt steals the show due to the multi-dimensional nature of her voice that really needs more than one play to understand its true depth. Check it out below.
TomorrowWorld announces its Phase II headliners featuring Kaskade, Bassnectar, Bingo Players, and more. Following its monumental Phase 1 Headliner lineup, and recent stage curator announcement including The Magician and Thomas Jack, TomorrowWorld further solidifies its leading position amongst the festival elite with more outstanding music programming. Its Phase II headliner announcement highlights an eclectic array of world-class artists such as big room icons, Benny Benassi and Laidback Luke, party commanders, The Chainsmokers and DVBBS, underground acts, Guy Gerber and Maya Jane Coles, as well as performances by Porter Robinson and Rudimental on the L!VE Stage.
With only a few months until the gates open on September 25th, TomorrowWorld will, once again, demonstrate why it is America’s pre-eminent electronic music festival. Nestled in the rolling foothills of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, TomorrowWorld is set to transport its festival-goers into a fantasyland unlike any other for its third edition. Attendees should be prepared to step into a fairytale and immerse themselves in the jaw-dropping festival grounds, seven stages of madness, and hundreds of the world’s best dance music artists.
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Bringing us into the 21st century and beyond, Hardwell releases his highly-teased “Hardwell 360 Experience.” It’s a 6-minute video that travels through Hardwell’s Miami Music Week including hanging with Dyro and Dannic, raging with Tiesto and Afrojack, shutting down Ultra, and more. You can search through each scene with the trackpad and have an entirely different experience each time you watch it.
San Francisco based producer Element just unleashed his debut single “Cracks In The Tunnel” and it’s pretty damn impressive as his first pubic release. The future house original brings in a huge lead synthesizer that will grab your attention at first but as the song grooves on, you find out that overall this track is dope from front to back. I’ll be sure to keep my eye on this rising talent, and you should too! Enjoy “Cracks In The Tunnel” after the jump.
Get your swim trunks and boogie boards ready because Two Can’s “Pressing On” will have you playing hooky tomorrow to head to your beach-side oasis. Different from the tropical house format we know and love, the Australian pair work the bubbly lead and galloping drums to lay a padding for Erin Marshall to off her beautiful, natural gift. For dance fans, this is exactly the type of pop track we can bear and even like. Enjoy and download below:
Michael Calfan is an artist who did the almost-impossible. He saw his position in the big room space was not headed in the direction he hoped for, so he decided to step back, reinvent himself, and carve his own space in dance music that people would love as well. His new and improved sound is hybrid of deep house elements on a big room scale, and his newest, “Mercy,” is the perfect example of how much he can do with the sound. In the past, he used slamming piano chords as his leading vice, but in “Mercy,” he chooses a harmonica that howls so high that you would think it would break glass yet it is so harmonious it doesn’t. Add this one to your weekend playlist below.
Over the past months, Chet Porter has been releasing some amazing interpretations of songs like ‘Fellow Feeling’ by Porter Robinson, ‘Stay the Night’ by Zedd, and ‘Runaway’ by Galantis. Having also released a glimpse into his original material through a release on the latest Moving Castle compilation and most recently a stunning guest mix for TooFuture which featured several unreleased original tracks, Chet is ready to start ramping up the releases.
Today sees the release of his ‘Where Are Ü Now” remix. Using the beautiful vocal cover by Ember Island to create a whirlwind of pleasing sounds crafted around Jack Ü and Justin Bieber’s worldwide hit, this one follows suit as an unpredictable and absolutely breathtaking song.
TomorrowWorld just seems to keep finding ways to top itself. Just last week, we found out that the ID&T-produced festival was adding a stage curated and hosted by The Magician called “Potion,” in addition to previously announced stage curators, which included Ferry Corsten, Pete Tong, Hardwell, and many others. Now, TomorrowWorld is pushing the envelope once again, welcoming tropical house maven, Thomas Jack, to the festival for a hand-picked lineup featuring some of the biggest stars in tropical house and deep house. Coming into its third year, TomorrowWorld is raising the bar for music festivals by spearheading the charge for emerging genres in dance music, and Thomas Jack Presents will be the first-ever tropical house stage at TomorrowWorld.
To give us a glimpse of what to expect at the Thomas Jack Presents stage, the Australian house producer has delivered a stunning exclusive mix for TomorrowWorld. While Thomas Jack has dominated the tropical house space, the 20-year-old talent is truly an international tastemaker, and he puts his vast knowledge of dance music on display in this hour-long mix. For sixty minutes, Jack expertly navigates through a tribal personality and a bevy of deep house hits, while infusing the groove-driven tracks with an array of sun-soaked melodies from his tropical repertoire. You can stream his exclusive TomorrowWorld mix below ahead of his Thomas Jack Presents stage at TomorrowWorld, and the mix is available as a free download here. Tickets to TomorrowWorld are still available for purchase here.
Robotaki’s remix of Mattanoll’s “Clearness” is a beautiful ride through summer moods. With a crisp and smooth top-line, Robotaki’s remix adds another example of his mastery of production. Once you get looped into the slippery basslines and a mood of comfortability, the Montreal-based talent turns the bass blast into overdrive and sends chill down your spine with euphoric synth rain. Check it out and buy it on iTunes.
Regardless of how saturated tropical house has become, I still love a good tropical track that only evokes images of the Caribbean, Tahiti, and the liking. LVNDSCAPE knows exactly how to push my beach-loving buttons and the no-face producer has done it again with their Season 1 mixtape. It is filled with jams on jams including an unreleased remix of Sander van Doorn and Jamie XX, Diviner’s “Tropical Love,” and so much more. This one is not for a Tuesday or Wednesday but for a Thursday or Friday when you’re itching to get out of the office.