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Remixes of Wildarms EP “Clear Eyes”

A couple months ago, Wildarms released a 5-song  EP, “Clear Eyes” through the label Cascine. Cascine has now assembled remixes of three of those five songs and has put them together as a new EP of remixes. The remixes are from Doss, Blue Hawaii Agoracid and Octa Octa. The original EP already had a lot to offer, being filled with bright tunes and positive energy. We found it very easy to jam out to. With the release of these remixes each song takes a little different twist and we love what each artist was able to bring to the table. We are especially fond of Doss’s remix of “Full Hearts”. Doss contributes a new melody line to the mix and the song has a great flowing feel. You just can’t help but get down!

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Exclusive Interview–EOTO

 

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Check out our exclusive interview with Jason Hann from EOTO, filmed in Minneapolis, MN. Here’s a little background about them:

As electronic influences continue to penetrate the live rock, jazz, and jam ethos, one band consistently rises to the top, bringing together fans from across the musical spectrum. Throbbing bass and thudding beats are the signatures of this project from String Cheese Incident bandmates Michael Travis and Jason Hann. Born out of their shared love of electronic dance music, EOTO’s M.O. is to take the free-wheeling party vibe of a DJ set to the next level by using organic instruments, innovative performance technology, and improvised musical exploration. Live drums, guitars, and keys, and vocals are mixed, remixed, and sampled on the fly with no backing track. This is all done without a script.

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SirensCeol “Coming Home”

Stephen Burke, producing under the name SirensCeol is a phenom on the rise and we highly advise that you jump on the bandwagon. With only about 4000 followers on SoundCloud, Sirens is only a beginner in the world of EDM. However, his music is on a whole different level and it’s hard to believe that he’s only been on the electronic music scene for a few years! We have already given this kid a shout out and his music continues to improve and impress. Give a listen to his new song “Coming Home” and you will understand why.  With wonderful melody lines, crazy drops and an ear full of dubby goodness, SirensCeol will leave you wanting more. Give this kid some support so we can get him out on tour!!

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ULTRA Afrojack!

Still longing for that sensation of being at Ultra Music Festival? UMF featured the dopest DJs in the world. Perhaps one that stands out amongst many big names is Afrojack. Go on stage, in the audience, and everywhere Afrojack takes you. Start your weekend early with this stream from Afrojack at UMF!

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Paper Diamond & Christian Rich “XIX”–Free Download

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Paper Diamond just released a fresh new song from his upcoming EP, “Paragon”.  The track named “XIX” was made with a collaborative effort with Christian Rich and features Angela McCluskey. It’s deep bass rumblings mixed with the vocals give the song a very laid back, easy-listening, Rasta feel. Check it out, and download it for FREE.

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Also, if you haven’t checked out his other song, “They cant tell me nothing” from his new EP “Paragon” check it out here too:

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Adventure Club at Ultra!

As most of you know, last weekend was the 2nd phase of the epic Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida. Preforming last weekend were some of the world’s biggest and most known EDM artists including Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Avicii, Tiesto, and many more. But we want to give a shout out to our boys Christian and Leighton and the amazing sounds they are putting together as Adventure Club. Compared to some of the artists present, they were a lesser known group but it’s safe to say that their music can hang with anyone. Formed less than two years ago, these boys are known for signature female vocals and their face melting drops. Just take a listen to their set at Ultra and you will see why. Nothing like a ROWDY music festival!!!!

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Why go to Ultra? This:

People go to Ultra Music Festival for a lot of reasons: the artists, the weather, the atmosphere; but the real reason you should go is this guy:

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Interview with Infected Mushroom Minneapolis–Exclusive

Check out our quick interview with Infected Mushroom before their show in Minneapolis 3/8. They talk about their signing with Dim Mak, making music, and their epic new tour featuring the “Dueling Death Stars”

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Ultra Music Festival–Deadmau5 Live Set

Couldn’t go down to enjoy the 76°F weather in Miami? Yeah, we couldn’t either, but here’s the next best thing. Live UMF sets streaming right here. Check out Deadmau5’s awesome LED Mau5head:

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Wolfgang Gartner Concert Photos


EOTO (+Crizzly) Concert Photos


Infected Mushroom Concert Photos


12:30! FREE DOWNLOAD!

At work and feeling over-worked? No need to fear, OVERWERK is here! Really going big after his GoPRO commercial, OVERWERK has a very distinct sound as a symbol of who he is. With that signature sounds, you hear some really dope rhythms and also some familiar tunes (maybe some ABBA in there) in the song “12:30″.  In case you didn’t see it already, it’s FREE!

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First day of Spring!

It’s the first day of Spring, but do you feel like this?

And you’d rather feel like this?

Well, Ultra Music Festival will make you feel that way. For now, pretend you’re in Miami by listening to Steve Aoki’s set from Ultra 2013!

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Daft Timberlake – Happy ‘Hood Internet’ Sunday!

Reigning from the good ‘ol midwest, this Chicago duo is one of the rare breeds.  The Hood Internet produce dope mashups that feature hip hop vocals, indie rock and EDM beats.  Composed of Aaron Brink aka ABX and Steve Reidell aka STV SLV (“Steeve Sleeve”), the multi-talented group brings us Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie” with the greatness of Daft Punk’s “Commercial”. Check out this merry, upbeat mashup that will get your Sunday poppin’.

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Afrojack’s “Bangtrap”

Afrojack just dropped a new tune and it’s pretty sweet.  Most known for his bass blaring, dance-driven tunes, we like how he’s mixed it up a little here. Showing his talent as an artist, Afrojack has taken his signature style and has managed to  blend this beat into more of an 808-heavy swing. We love trap!

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heRobust “Busted House”

HeRobust is back with another sweet EP and we are all about it. HeRobust’s signature style is trap, but in his new release he does a great job of blending in a healthy amount of electro house and dubstep. The outcome is fantastic and every track has a little of what we love: Trap, bass, sick beats and more bass. Enjoy!

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Infected Mushroom/EOTO/Wolfgang Gartner

Pics for the three concerts this weekend will be up in the next few days!! Follow our blog or like us on Facebook to be notified when we do!!


FRESH! “Skyclad”

Alvin Risk is part of Skrillex’s OWSLA. The Jack of so many genres in his illustrious career, this long awaited dubstep original features heavy drops that will have you banging your head all day. With an argyle inspiration from a cityscape, Alvin Risk really captured a wide range of listeners after his performance at Electric Zoo. One of Alvin’s favorite things about performing is changing the tempo of the song to get that “OHHH!” reaction from the audience, and he does just that in “Skyclad”.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Ravi aka Sex Ray Vision!

You have heard of Sex Ray Vision (we’ve written about him several times now), a bay area electro house DJ that in just one year became eminent with hundreds and thousands of downloads of his sick mashups, remixes and originals. He has close to 3 million views on his SRV YouTube channel, here is a taste of his genius “Mind Explosion 2011”:

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Well now, the up and coming artist has taken a progressive step, and changed from SRV to Ravi. Our exclusive interview with the DJ was super chill and fun. We had the privilege of getting to know more about Ravi’s music and a little about who he is!

Rowdy Beats:

You used to be Sex Ray Vison, producing dope remixes and mashups. Could you tell us what prompted the change to Ravi? And more importantly, what sort of musical change will be under Ravi – will you be producing more original mixes or will your fans still have the rad remixes and mashups to look forward to?

Ravi:

I decided to change my name for a number of reasons. Mostly though I just wanted a fresh start and focus on stuff that’s a little bit different. As SRV I produced a lot of melodic, poppy house music and as Ravi I want to branch out into other EDM genres. I’m still doing a lot of the stuff that got me popular as SRV though as well, and there will be a lot of that in the future.

Rowdy Beats:

That’s interesting that you mentioned poppy and melodic as SRV. What artists are your inspiration in exploring other genres of EDM?

Ravi:

I’m into a lot of stuff right now. Artists I’ve been listening to a lot right now include TJR, Dubvision, Arty, R3hab, Swanky Tunes, Laidback Luke, Alvin Risk, … that’s just rattling off names of the stuff in my recently played queue on Spotify. I’m trying to find up-and-coming artists as well that don’t necessarily chart on the Beatport Top 100 and get tons of exposure, there’s tons of great stuff out there.

Rowdy Beats:

Can you tell us a little bit about your history with the love for music? When did you start producing/becoming interested in EDM?

Ravi:

It’s weird…I was never really into EDM as a kid but I got really into it like 3-4 years ago. Basically I always wanted to be a rockstar, but I was too lazy to learn how to play a guitar or something so I decided to start making EDM. And then of course I started listening to EDM and it all went from there…

Rowdy Beats:

[Haha] yeah I guess we all wanna be rockstars, I played guitar hero to suffice that.

You’ve had some incredible accomplishments already, including releases with Dim Mak and Epic Records, and opened for Cataracs and others. What has been your favorite set so far? And, where do you dream to play one day?

Ravi:

Wow that’s a tough question…there have been a lot of massive shows but I still enjoy doing shows at frats and small clubs where there are way too many people packed into a small room but everyone’s going crazy and having an awesome time. As for where I want to play some day…well Madeon just had a set at the New York Stock Exchange, which is one of the silliest things I’ve ever heard of, so I guess that’s my dream as well. To do a show somewhere ridiculous.

Rowdy Beats:

More on the future, what can old and new fans expect? More shows across the US? Any EPs?

Ravi:

For the future I got a lot of stuff coming up. Got a few really cool official remix opportunities on the horizon. I also have a couple vocal tracks in the pipeline, which is something I really want to get back to doing. Mostly though I just want to start exploring different styles of EDM and stuff that’s not just straight up 128 BPM electro/prog house.

Rowdy Beats:

If you could hang out for one day with one famous person in or out of music, who would it be and why?

Ravi:

Probably R Kelly. I’m pretty sure he’s one of the craziest people alive and I just want to experience that in person. Also I’m not a 15 year old girl so I probably have nothing to be afraid of.

This concluded our interview with Ravi. Check out his stuff HERE – FREE DOWNLOADS!


Grizmatik Releases “My People” Preview

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Collaborations are not uncommon in the EDM world, but by far one of the best so far is Grizmatik. With  Griz’s electro-soul vibe and the grimy beats of Gramatik, this duo makes for one killer combo. Grizmatik will be making their first official festival appearance this Sunday, March 10, at Snowball festival in Winter Park, CO. Their first release “Digital Liberation Is Mad Freedom” gave us just a whiff of what these heavy hitters are cookin’. Today we get another little tease with a preview of their next single, “My People”.  Enjoy!

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Interview with Reid Speed @Bassgasm 8

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Reid Speed: “Check 1,2, we are inside Bassgasm 8, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Freezing our f*cking asses off. While I get druuuuunk as f******cck.”

You grew up in New York City, one of the craziest cities in the world. What was it like to start as an electronic music artist in New York city?

“Well New York City is a very exciting place. So it was exciting to be part of that scene and at the time there were not a lot of girls doing it. So, I was lucky that the scene embraced me and allowed me to like do my thing, and it was really cool to be a part of that before Giuliani ruined everything, it was like the most exciting place in the world (laughs).”

Tell me a little bit about your music. Where do you inspirations come from? What made you take that (EDM) path?

“The music chooses itself. I am just a conduit that it flows through. I am a divining rod of music from the spirit world and I honestly have no idea what I’m gonna play until the person before me puts on their last track.”

I’ve seen that you’ve hit LA, Chicago (and all around the US). How has touring changed you as a person?

“Touring has made me realize that most of the people in the world lack manners and self-consciousness. And they are not aware of their own bad habits. But it has taught me how to be an airport ninja. And if you’ve ever seen the movie Up in the Air, I can pack a suitcase in like 10 minutes flat and it will be perfect. And I will find the shortest line in security. And I will find a place to smoke weed, and people to smoke weed with in every city around the world.”

What are plans for the future? What are your dreams?

“My dream is to open my nightclub and to bring all of the artists I love to ME. To my own house.”

Your own house?

“My own nightclub that I can have the music that I want, and that’s it. No bullshit.”

Right before you go on stage, what’s going through your head? What kind of emotions are flowing through your body right before you perform?

“Right before I perform, I’m usually a little stressed out, because usually I find, immediately when I’m supposed to start playing that whoever was using their computer before me didn’t like plug it in the right way, and usually its kind of stressful at first, but then as soon as I get started and people start responding then it’s the most amazing drug, the best high you’ll ever find in the world. It’s like better than any drug.”

Last question, do you have any interests outside of making electronic music?

“Oh my god, I love cats, I am obsessed with cats. I also like to smoke blunts, and I am the crazy bike rider. I have a crew called the West Side Riders Bass Club Crew, and we ride biked, drink mojitos, and smoke blunts all over the west side of Santa Monica.”

That was Reid Speed ladies and gentlemen, a beautiful lady who’s about to play some mean ass dubstep for us.


Watch out for the “Anaconda”

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Wolfgang Gartner, known for his smash hits such as “Illmerica”, “Undertaker”, and his collaboration with Will.I. Am in “Forever”, just released his brand new single, “Anaconda”. The electro house song features signature vocal samples that we’ve come to expect from Wolfgang, similar to his song “Space Junk”, all while having a funky/bouncy line to tie it all together. Wolfgang is currently on tour, with a stop in Minneapolis at Epic Nightclub on Saturday March 9th. Go check him out!

Buy it on Beatport

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OOAH with some “Raindrops on Roses”

Originally created by An-ten-nae, “Raindrops on Roses” takes a fresh new twist from OOAH. An-ten-nae has been on his game recently, laying down some Acid Crunk tracks that straight murder it. In his remix, OOAH manages to incorporate his own sound without taking anything away from the original. In case you are unfamiliar with the name, OOAH or Josh Mayer is one of the members of the legendary Glitch Mob and also tours with Marty Folb under the name PantyRaid. Wherever this guy goes and whoever he produces music with, you can be certain that it will be dope and you better be ready to get down.

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