Spotify Speaks Out Against Exclusive Releases

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At the WSJ.D Live conference in Laguna Beach, CA, Spotify’s Global Head of Creator Services, Troy Carter, discussed the current state of the music streaming industry.

Within this current industry, we’ve seen a number of occasions in which new tracks or albums are released exclusively on one particular platform or another. Carter gave a very interesting stance on this concept, which is practiced by both TIDAL and Apple:

“We don’t believe that it is good for the artist. We are not partaking in that game.”

Interestingly enough, streaming exclusives may indeed draw more listeners to that particular platform, though it does beg to question how much revenue and attention it brings to the artist. One thing, however, is for sure: Spotify will not partake in exclusives like some of its competitors.

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Skrillex Dropped $6 Million on New Malibu Property


It’s no secret that Skrillex must be raking in the dough as he conquers the music world. From having multiple hit singles to founding his own record label, the dubstep producer has certainly established himself as someone at the top of the industry.

Now, the 28-year-old has proved he’s not afraid to spend some serious cash. On what, you may ask? Oh, just some beautiful beach-front property in Malibu… for $6 million.

The 1.1 acre-wide property sits behind an 80-acre luxury development with open views of the Pacific Ocean, according to the LA Times. The lot has been approved for a house with over 12,000 square feet and a 160-foot infinity pool.

Check out the preliminary designs of the property below.



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Destructo – Techno (Dr. Fresch Remix) [FREE DOWNLOAD]


Destructo – Techno (Dr. Fresch Remix)

Nobody listens to techno! Is there anything more fun to yell, knowing damn well that there are plenty of us that listen to techno!? Yeah, thought so. Well, Destructo had the same thought with his absolute banger track, “Techno” that took that popular snippet of Eminem’s lyrics and turned them into a rhythmic dance track. No stranger to keeping things awesome and weird, Dr. Fresch has taken it even further and just dropped off his rework of Destructo’s track.

Nothing needs to be said about Dr. Fresch’s resume other than it’s absolutely stellar. With a Soundcloud page full of insane remixes and originals, it’s no secret why this producer has crowds going crazy for his tracks. His latest remix pumps up the bass but definitely still has the floor stomping rhythm of the original. Need some motivation this weekend? Then grab the free download and check out Dr. Fresch’s latest jam!

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Check Out The 7 Best Chainsmokers Songs From Before They Were Famous

If you’ve been following The Chainsmokers for as long as I have – and trust me, it’s been quite the roller coaster ride thus far – you’ll remember the days when they were banging out remix after remix for various indie bands of the bubbly, pop-house variety. Now, everybody knows them from “Closer” or “Don’t Let Me Down,” or god forbid “#SELFIE,” but screw it, we’re going to take a stroll down memory lane with this piece.

Now, The Chainsmokers have been tearing up HypeMachine, YouTube, SoundCloud, and more for a good two years before they put out “#SELFIE.” Thankfull,y you have me to handpick for you the seven of their finest songs from back in the day.

This will probably always remain my favorite song by Drew and Alex. Somehow, the duo transforms Say Lou Lou’s late-night driving classic into an upbeat, poppy progressive house tune more suited for the pre-game rather than the drive home. In any case, stream the original if you’ve never heard it. It’s beautiful.

Fun fact of the day: The Chainsmokers remixed Tove Lo way back in the day and it’s fire. The drop is quintessential ‘2014 The Chainsmokers,’ and having a Tove Lo acapella to work with probably doesn’t hurt either.

This is probably the remix by remix-era The Chainsmokers, and the first ever song I heard by them… so yay! Another victory for memory lane! The build-up is gold and the breakdown keeps the suspense going just enough for you to go all out on the dance floor by the time the drop hits.

Phoenix remains one of my favorite bands to this day and Drew and Alex certainly did “Trying To Be Cool” justice with their feel-good, poppy rendition of the indie classic. It might be October right now, but having listened to this once again, I’m certainly in the mood for summer!

It wouldn’t be fun to only include remixes, so enjoy the first ever song posted by The Chainsmokers on SoundCloud. While “Erase” doesn’t seem to be their first ever single, despite being the oldest track on their SoundCloud, it does feature vocals from Miss World 2000-winner Priyanka Chopra, so we can probably count that as a win. Bonus points for the old-school cigarette-incorporated logo. Thank God that’s done with!

Compared to all the other songs I’ve posted so far, their remix of “Medicine” by Daughter stands out for being the most mellow of the bunch. While the song does pick up to finally drop three minutes in, the unusually long (and downtempo) build-up is a thing of beauty.

Okay, I technically cheated on this final song as it came out a few weeks after “#SELFIE” but who’s really counting at this point. Bubbly and energetic, what’s there not to like about this remix of “Wonder?”


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Five Unexpected Songs That Were Produced By Calvin Harris

In anticipation of even more Calvin Harris singles coming our way, Billboard did some digging and found five of the most unexpected songs that the Scottish producer/DJ created for other artists. Modern classics by some of pop’s biggest names, such as Chris Brown and Rihanna, and well-known hits from the likes of Kylie Minogue and Cheryl are all included on the list, adding even more weight to Harris’ already impressive roster of work.

  1. First up is “In My Arms” by Kylie Minogue, produced in 2007 and acclaimed as one of the Australian vocalist’s best tracks.

2. Next is “Yeah x3” by Chris Brown, one of 2011’s most recognizable pop hits. Although the track wasn’t orginally created by Harris, he was later given credit after it was found out how similar the track sounded to Calvin’s own “I’m Not Alone.”

3. Third on the list is Rihanna’s “Where Have You Been,” a song that continues to get stuck in my head even five years after its release. This song came as an early precursor to the highly esteemed collaboration between the two, “This Is What You Came For,” which was certified platinum earlier this year.

4. Next up is Cheryl’s “Call My Name,” off her third studio album in 2012. The track saw immense success in Europe, reaching the top of the charts in Ireland, Scotland and the UK.

5. Last, we have “I Will Never Let You Down” by Rita Ora. During her relationship with Harris, when he supposedly produced an entire album for her, the single was released by itself. After they broke up, the rest of the album was shut away before the public could get their hands on it.

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Watch Zedd Perform Live At League Of Legends World Championship Final

In honor of the League of Legends World Championship Final between teams Samsung Galaxy and SK Telecom T1, Zedd made a spectacular appearance during the event’s opening ceremony to perform the newly finished remix of his track “Ignite.” Surrounded on all sides by walls illuminated with flashing graphics and images, Zedd’s soaring, orchestral song was met with uproarious applause and ever-growing excitement for the match at hand.

In a video rip uploaded from the event’s live stream by Youtube user Nick Ramos, the entirety of Zedd’s performance can be seen in stunning detail. Overhead shots capture the complete visual arrangement, while close up views show Zedd’s live contributions and even the orchestra at his side.

Watch the full clip below, and check further down to hear the new remix in full.


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Pusher Releases Music Video For ‘Clear’

Get your post-Halloween Saturday hungover cured the right way with the new music video for Pusher and Mothica’s “Clear!” The single absolutely tore a hole through the EDM-internet stratosphere (I might be slightly exaggerating here), hitting No. 1 on HypeMachine and amassing 6 million Spotify streams thanks to its feel-good melody and overall kawaii aesthetic.

The music video features Mothica in a variety of shots cut between what seems to be multiple stories of friends and lovers enjoying their friendships…or lovers. Either way, I’m not sure if there’s a true ‘story’ to this music video. Who knows, I could just be very dense.

Stream it below and let me know your thoughts!

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Eric Prydz’ Just Debuted A New ID At Insomniac’s Escape [Video]

Despite a chaotic incidence of attendees rushing the festival’s gates, Insomniac’s Escape Psycho Circus has been another resounding success this Halloween. Now, the prog-house gods have smiled upon the occasion and given us a new unreleased track from the one and only Eric Prydz.

Just the other day on Night Owl Radio, Eric Prydz was talking about debuting new music in addition to his Epic 5.0 setup, but we didn’t expect the new tunes to come so soon.

The track has been titled “Maximus” by Prydz’ adoring fan base, and it’s already being speculated as a release under the Pryda alias. Check it out below and see for yourself how hard “Maximus” slams with full production.


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The Masquerade mixed by Claptone


The Masquerade mixed by Claptone

The Masquerade idea Claptone has been throwing around has been quiet spectacular. Originally coming from the parties featuring the masked producer and a few of his friends like Mat.Joe, MK, Henry Saiz and more in places like Amnesia in Ibiza and Webster Hall in New York City just yesterday, an expanded mix compilation has come out in the absence that you miss one of the phenomenal events. Check the video for some FOMO. “The clamour to recreate his nightly encounters with the crowds, his comprehensive club experiences and the joyous feelings of the first season of his own event has led to the creation of The Masquerade mixed by Claptone

The mix is comprised of two mixes naturally. The day and night theme are fairly popular these days and allows artists the flexibility of choosing a multitude of different tracks from various times of day during which they perform. Out on Defected Records, Claptone had this to say about the curated mixes:

“The night mix is one for your perfect club night at home or in the car, for having friends over or making new friends, for getting intoxicated without necessarily getting intoxicated. The day mix is the ice cubes in your cocktail, a cool shower for hot hours on the beach, your cushion for a nice siesta, your key to a sexy flirt or just that sexy flirt itself. Forget everything you think you know about DJ Mixes and listen closely when I create, combine, recreate and decompose. This is a joyride through house music and audible proof that this music has not lost its powers. On the contrary, my mix shows that the right sonic potion works better than any of these prescription drugs for when you need something to bring a smile back on your face and the sun back into your heart, believe me.”

I’m not going to bore you with descriptions of the productions. The tracklist is below. Just know Claptone will put you under his spell as he has done with the rest of the world with these mixes.

Night Mix

01. Ultra Naté vs Roland Clark – The First Time Free (Claptone Remix)
02. Purple Disco Machine – Drumatic
03. Mattei & Omich – Marlena Loop
04. Alaia & Gallo featuring Kevin Haden – Who Is He? (Claptone Remix)
05. Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit (Claptone Remix)
06. Simion vs MD X-Spress – God Made Me Feel It (Claptone Edit)
07. New Order – People On The High Line (Claptone Remix)
08. David Keno – Youth
09. Powers That Be – Planet Rock (Claptone Remix)
10. Junior Sanchez – Da House Dat Jack Built
11. Riva Starr – I Believe In You
12. Tom Jay – Body Move
13. Onsra – I Need You
14. KlangKuenstler – Jam Master Jack
15. Wildchild – Renegade Master
16. Latmun – Def
17. Mat.Joe – Weego
18. Raumakustik – Raider
19. Claptone – Wrong (Pianopella)
20. Subb-An – This Place (Nic Fanciulli Remix)
21. Underworld – Born Slippy (Nuxx)

Day Mix

01. Rainer Trüby & Corrado Bucci present TRUCCY – Step Forward
02. Langenberg featuring Blakkat – Shadows (Atjazz Remix Instrumental)
03. Deo & Z-Man – Universal Neighbours (SLG Remix)
04. Asadinho – Jaslemeré (Version 2)
05. Daniel Steinberg – No One Can Change Me (Nick Holder Remix)
06. Bas Roos – Searchin’
07. Konstantin Sibold – Dome
08. Kapote – Fuck Music (Session Victim Remix)
09. Martin Waslewski – Beautyhell
10. Freiboitar – Nobody Dance
11. COEO – Back In The Days
12. Superlover – Timeless
13. Barbara Tucker – Beautiful People (Original Club Mix)
14. Cassius – Cassius 99 (Tim Green Remix)
15. Julien Jabre – War (Claptone Remix)

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Christine – Drama feat. T La Rock


Christine – Drama feat. T La Rock

French act Christine is back with a brand new single and video to go along perfect for Halloween weekend. There’s some history on this record, as they sampled T La Rock’s Runaway, which is particularly cool because T was the first release on Def Jam back in 1984.

“Drama” is a follow up to “Howling Wave”, a clever combination of synthwave and French disco, which is equally groovy and eerie, a familiar theme when it comes to Christine’s aesthetic. Their debut album is slated for an early 2017 release, keep your eyes peeled for that one. In the meantime, check out the video below courtesy of Uprise Music. 

Christine – Drama (feat. T La Rock)

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