Maarten Vorwerk Announces Forthcoming Single With His Own Name On It

Commonly referred to as “EDM’s favorite ghost producer” (mostly by us), Maarten Vorwerk has made a career out of being one of the most prolific music producers you’ve never heard of. You can find his sound behind the careers of many top DJs in the EDM industry, though you’ll never hear him say which ones explicitly. Still, the tides are changing, and so too is Vorwerk’s outlook. What with fellow ghost producer Niles Hollowell-Dhar, more commonly known as KSHMR, coming out and releasing his own album this year, Vorwerk felt it was time to put out his own music, as well.

Better yet, he says, if you follow him on Snapchat (@maartenvorwerk), you’ve already heard a preview of it.

He says he still needs to find a label for the production, but jokes that it’s “such a bad track that I couldn’t sell it.”

Keep an eye out for the first ever original Maarten Vorwerk production, hopefully coming out soon!

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Source: Maarten Vorwerk Announces Forthcoming Single With His Own Name On It

Marshmello’s “Alone” Charting #1 On All Radio

When Marshmello released his first track on Monstercat in May, “Alone,” I don’t think either entity thought that the track would be topping the dance radio charts five months later – but here we are. By all metrics, “Alone” is leading the pack in the dance music radio sphere, taking into account all measurable radio stats.

marshmello #1 radio

marshmello #1 radio

Close on its heels though, “Closer” by The Chainsmokers & Halsey, but you could have guessed that right? The real surprise, aside from “Alone” itself, is Rain Man’s “Bring Back The Summer” at #3! Relative to the other tracks, it’s seen relatively less support on social media and in plays, but it’s doing very well on the radio, so props.


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Source: Marshmello’s “Alone” Charting #1 On All Radio

QUIX – Pokies [Dim Mak] (Free Download)

QUIX is on a serious roll, as of late, with each of his releases showing a more mature and refined approach than the last. Following his powerful remix of Skrillex and Nero’s “Promises” and a fiery original, “Laundry,” the New Zealand native has now come out with an unbelievable new release on Dim Mak as part of the label’s New Noise series.

“Pokies” takes the best of QUIX’s unique production style and throws it into new dimensions throughout the length of the song. Beginning with an almost SOPHIE-esque minimalism, relying on expert sound design to fill in the gaps between expected percussion hits, the song soon evolves into an overwhelming trap banger worthy of any major festival set. With his long-awaited collaboration with Boombox Cartel nearly out, it’s never been a better time to be a QUIX listener.

Check out “Pokies” below.

Click here to download the track for free!

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Source: QUIX – Pokies [Dim Mak] (Free Download)

[Premiere] APLSOZ — Lost in the Soz EP [ThazDope Records]

No lack of attention is given to the music being churned out on both our nation’s coasts, but don’t get it twisted; there’s plenty of dank tunes getting produced between those lofty locales. Case in point: the Midwest. With artists like YhetiMt. AnalogueToadface, and many more calling this region home, it’s no surprise that others are following suit and diving headfirst into their art.

One of these forward thinking beat hustlers goes by the name of APLSOZ, and for good reason; his music is saucier than a deep-dish pizza. To properly fact-check that statement, one need go no further than his most recent release: the Lost in the Soz EP. Featuring four original tracks, one of which is a collaboration with fellow Midwest maestro, Spankalicious, the record  truly displays this artist’s affinity for all things heavy. Thick, syrupy bass lines provide the foundation for a synth-stew of epic proportions; the sound design here somehow manages to be both aggressive and spacey, a truly interesting feat. APLSOZ definitely went maximal for this release; the intersection of dubstep, trap, and future bass here is undeniable, drawing unmistakable comparisons to the current don of the scene, Bassnectar.

In other words, this kid is going places. Lost in the Soz is available now via ThazDope Records and can be purchased on Beatport, iTunes, and other digital retailers. Check out the full stream below and grab a copy for yourself if you’re feeling the vibes!


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Source: [Premiere] APLSOZ — Lost in the Soz EP [ThazDope Records]

The Chainsmokers & Halsey Crush Their VMA Performance


If you weren’t able to catch the VMAs last night on MTV, you missed The Chainsmokers & Halsey’s incredible performance of their hit single “Closer”. Since the rise to stardom from the success of “Selfie”, the New York duo has been on fire with the releases of “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down”. With this performance, the guys really cemented themselves as a top-tier act in dance music.

Drew Taggart of The Chainsmokers donned the mic during the performance, singing his verses in the single as Alex Pall manned the decks. When Halsey’s part comes in, she walks on to the stage from the back and Drew in Halsey’s chemistry illuminates in front of our eyes. Check out a video of the live performance below!

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Jack U Going On Touring Hiatus


Dance Music’s biggest supergroup Jack U just made their British debut at Reading Festival last weekend. They headlined the NME/BBC Radio 1 stage on Friday and gave the crowd everything they wanted an more. With a huger set list filled with their classics, new music an plenty of remixes this will be a show the UK will remember for a long time. They ended their set with a brand new collaboration they did with Florence and The Machine called “Constellation”.

What’s even bigger than this show was that Skrillex got on Twitter after to say that this was their last festival show of 2016 and for a long time. We can only speculate what he means by a “long time”. They could possibly be working on a new Jack U release or be putting more time into their own acts. Either way with Diplo and Skrillex we can expect great things. Maybe now we can get some Skrillex solo work or the followup to Recess. Check out their set below.

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Florida DJ Big Makk Passes Away

A beloved Florida DJ has passed away in a car crash along with two passengers this morning. The Orlando Sentinel reported the crash happening near Orlando. Twitter and Facebook were quick to light up and reveal that Big Makk was one of the 3 victims who were pronounced dead at the scene.

If you didn’t know, DJ Big Makk was a very well known and respected DJ who started out in Orlando, FL. He grew and eventually branched out into being supported by many superstars throughout the industry. Big Makk has worked with stars such as Diplo, Skrillex and many many more. He was scheduled to play at EDC Orlando coming up this November, but his light was extinguished far too soon. Tributes have been pouring in and the entire bass music community is in mourning. RIP Big Makk and our prayers go out to you, your family, and those of the other victims as well.

RIP to our homie @BIGMAKK_ I honestly don’t know what to say. From sleeping on our couch to collabing on music. Everytime we had fun

— Corporate Slackrs (@Slackrs) August 29, 2016

Wow. Just hugged this guy last weekend. RIP @BIGMAKK_ this is terrible 😞

— PARTY & DESTROY (@partyfavormusic) August 29, 2016

@Ookayx @BIGMAKK_ for real. One of the realest

— ✌Good✖️Times✖️Ahead✌ (@weareGTA) August 29, 2016

Deeply saddened by this mornings news. RIP @BIGMAKK_, you’ll be extremely missed.

— MAD DECENT (@maddecent) August 29, 2016

@Ookayx sorry for your loss man. I’ve seen him around touring but never met him. So sad:(

— ilan Bluestone (@iBluestone) August 29, 2016

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Hardwell Drops Bubbling Beats Mix on Diplo & Friends

Diplo’s radio show Diplo & Friends has opened our eyes to a lot of things we wouldn’t necessarily be aware of. Typically, it’s an up and coming artist that we’ve never heard of or a new style that catches our ear and turns us onto a whole new direction of dance music. It’s rare, however, that a very well established artist takes over on Diplo & Friends and totally surprises us. Well, Hardwell took over this who this past weekend and gave us an hour mix of dance hall (Pause here to collect your thoughts).

One of the biggest DJs in the world who is well known for his electro/hardstyle anthems went back to his underground roots for this mix. Yep, in his home country of Holland, Hardwell is actually known for helping to pioneer the style, “Bubbling Beats” a combination of hip hop, dancehall, and reggae. Surprising right? Well check out the hour long mix and see what you think! I’ll let you in on a secret, if you’re a dancehall fan, you’ll definitely be digging this mix!

Hardwell’s Diplo & Friends Mix Tracklist:

01 Shaggy ft. Jovi Rockwell – I Got You
02 Spice – So Mi Like It (Raw) (FREE)
03 Gyptian – Wine Slow
04 Sanjin & Walshy Fire & Salvatore Ganacci – Nah Tell Dem (GOOD ENUFF(MAD DECENT))
05 Ishawna – Cry Baby (Foota Hype Diss)
06 Cutty Ranks – A Who Seh Me Dun (VP)
07 Angosoundz – Miqmore
08 Tifa – The Champ
09 Mr. Vegas – Certain Law
10 The Partysquad & Amsterdam Sound System ft. Maikal X – A Good Thing (REBEL YARD(SPINNIN’))
11 Leftside ft. Mystic – Phat Punani
12 Broederliefde – Alaka (Versano Laroz Moombahton Bootleg)
13 Cham – Wine
14 Popcaan – Ova Dweet
15 Kreesha Turner ft. T.O.K. – Sexy Gal
16 Aidonia – Pon Di Cocky (Major Lazer & Shelco Garcia & TeenWolf Remix) (FREE)
17 Willie Colon ft. Hector Lavoe – Barrunto (TropKillaz Remix) (FANIA)
18 Babel-Ish & Freddy Moreira – Rude Gyal
19 Konshens – Gal A Bubble
20 Aidonia – Nuh Boring Gyal
21 Mr. Vegas – Nuh Fight Over Man
22 Tami Chynn – Give It To Me
23 Konshens – Bruk Off Mi
24 Demarco – Steady Whine
25 Johnny Roxx & FASTA & Debrute – Rich Girl
26 Konshens & J Capri – Pull Up To Mi Bumper
27 Freddy Moreira & Hato – Back It Up (Hey Gyal)
28 Lethal Bizzle ft. Diztortion – Fester Skank (VIRGIN)
29 Charly Black – Gyal You A Party Animal (BrainDeaD Remix) (FREE)
30 Charly Blacks & J Capri – Wine & Kotch (21ST HAPILOS)
31 Menasa – Pum Pum
32 DYNA & Jonna Fraser ft. Ash – Watah (2k16 Rework)
33 Ape Drums ft. Major Lazer & Busy Signal – The Way We Do This (MAD DECENT)
34 Tony Montana Music – Bala (DOWNPITCH(DADADAM))
35 BrainDeaD – Spread Out (FREE)
36 Yung Felix ft. Tellem – Badman Dream (FREE)
37 J Capri – Boom & Bend Over
38 RDX – The Bruk Out Song
39 Ape Drums – Bashment (Bun Dem) (SLOW ROAST)
40 GTA – Yolohton (FLY EYE)

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Styline Goes Old School with Gritty WestBam ‘Beatbox Rocker’ Remix

Beatbox Rocker

WestBam – Beatbox Rocker (Styline Remix)

Modern ‘Power House‘ from Styline takes a trip back in time for some old school goodness. Tackling WestBam’s hit, “Beatbox Rocker,” Styline’s kicking things up a notch giving this 1999 classic some serious teeth. His last release, “Usual Suspects,” took listeners down a psychedelic journey with an entrancing bassline and immersive vocals, and this remix does much of the same but in much more aggressive fashion. Utilizing that unmistakable ‘beat box rocker’ sample, Styline has grafted a gritty, grimmy, heavy, addicting, old school house banger with newschool powerhouse flare. Perfect for getting down on the dance floor in an underground warehouse or club. This remix really is a throwback to the good old days, and we’re hoping to hear more like this; with Styline’s ambitious release schedule, who knows, maybe we’ll get more and more of this down the road!

WestBam – Beatbox Rocker (Styline Remix)Free Download

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Downlow’d Transforms Ellie Goulding’s “Something In The Way You Move”

For a while now, Downlow’d has been hinting at the gravity of his latest projects, but until today, we hadn’t heard much more than a clip.

Although it may not be Downlow’d’s rumored Flume remix that generated quite the buzz this summer, the genre-illusive producer served up a totally new take on Ellie Goulding’s “Something In The Way You Move” earlier today.

By spotlighting the piano elements and jumping right into a darker house drop, Downlow’d livens up the already euphoric track for a completely different vibe that will definitely turn some heads.

Listen to Downlow’d’s remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Something In The Way You Move” on SoundCloud below!

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Source: Downlow’d Transforms Ellie Goulding’s “Something In The Way You Move”