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Dillon Francis reveals release date for new album

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Coming back from a few crazy weekends at Ultra Music Festival & more recently Coachella, Dillon Francis is not calming down yet. If anything the festivals gave him more life as he makes it known on twitter & facebook. So much so that he releases his Daft Punk trap remix for free! Even with his Chromeo remix still hot being released only a week before.

No genre is safe when Dillon Francis is at his “bedside studio”. In a hilarious interview with Power 96 on a balcony overlooking Ultra, Dillon discusses his upcoming album, which he says is for sure being released in July with the title Money Sucks, Friends Rule. This title seems true to Dillons lifestyle as he just gave away his Daft Punk remix for his fans as I mentioned earlier; and all his hilarious antics with his fellow dj friends for example, more recently, shooting a hilarious trailer for Hard Summer 2014, where Dillon is scheduled to play as well! So this album should be a game changer, with collaborations with Twista, and even Brendon Urie from Panic! At the Disco. I can’t wait to see what random styles Dillon put together for his debut album. Keep your eyes and ears open!

Check out the full interview below!

Worthy drops Hit Me EP, Nest HQ’s 2nd free release

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Nest HQ is keepin it at deep house and future bass vibes with another release this time by Worthy. With a history already full of ridiculous EP releases, this producer from San Francisco is only starting to showoff his creative potential. In an  interview on the Nest HQ platform Worthy talks about his experience at Coachella, the creative process in making his Hit Me EP and his up coming album Disbehave, which is set to be released this June.

Just coming back from playing with the Dirtybird Label crew (in which he helped form with Claude VonStroke and Justin & Christian Martin in 2001) on The Do Lab stage at Coachella, Worthy is proving to be a busy man. Just releasing Hit Me he is also finishing up the long process of getting his album Disbehave together. “It is a bit experimental and chiller than what most people will expect from me”. He goes on to say, “My overall goal with the album is to give myself a platform in which to reach a broader audience and show people the range of music I can create.”

Worthy‘s Hit Me EP is Nest HQ’s 2nd free release with AC Slater debuting its first. But you cannot compare the two completely for Worthy’s sound is real unique. With what he calls “Booty Future House” this 2 track ep will definitely keep the ladies on the dance floor shakin their thangs. Just a couple of vocal samples, some deep basslines and old school break beats and Worthy has added a couple of masterpieces to his playlist. I’m excited to see what this guy has in store with for us in his upcoming album. Should be worth waiting for!

Check out & download the EP below and read the creative process in making Hit Me in full detail in the interview here.


 

 

Victor Niglio Fuses Genres with New Track “Amani”

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Victor Niglio, seemingly came up out of no where into the music scene. Victor who is most known for his trap style, twerkin and party anthems, and more notably his anthem “Jiggy”, quickly gained a huge following after being noticed by major artists like Diplo and Borgore and even getting to collaborate with them.

Now it seems the booty monsta himself is looking to break genre boundaries with the release of this track “Amani”, which fuses euphoric trance melodies & synths and his infamous trap sound. I say it is about time. I have always wondered how trance and trap could work together, and thus, Victor made this possible and he did not dissapoint.

This time teaming up with Khross for their very first “artist spotlight month”, the two releases various merchandise & remix package of Victors songs. Aside from that Victor Niglio & Khross are dabbling into charity work. Since this track is being given out for free, Victor is hoping you can give back with a donation to AMREF, which provides medical aid to East Africa, through his website here, and whatever donation you provide Victor will match that so the charity essentially gets twice the amount you send! Truly inspiring work, being able to give to back to the world through his talents and also making people think outside the box in terms of genres. Can’t wait to see what this man has in store for us in the future!

download this track and donate here

Trentino – Og Trentino Ft. Que [Free Download]

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Recently I got to experience a Trentino live performance as BOAT with Big Once at the Mid in Chicago and I was quite impressed. The Chicago locals rocked the set with mixing and scratching skills on the turntables with a song selection that’ll have any party bangin.

After the show I was definitely keepin a lookout for more of Trentino and low and behold, the man dropped this track earlier today. “Mr. OG Bobby Johnson himself, Que, sent me these vocals a few weeks ago so I made this to play out. It’s a free download, so enjoy!” He wrote in the description of the track. The vocals for this track is like something you would expect in a trap recording and the grinding bass synths and bouncy beats will have you jumping around the dancefloor. You can bring life to any party with this track and fortunately for you it is a free download!

Check out OG Trentino below

**UPDATE**
Trentino was forced to abandon his soundcloud page due to copyright infringement policy. But you can still check out his most recent work on his youtube channel here

The Bandit Crew drop “4 In The Mornin” as a Free Download

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These Chicago locals otherwise known as the B.A.N.D.I.T. Crew are aspiring lyricists and producers lookin for a spot in the chicago music scene, and from first listen it is not hard to conclude that these guys have some real potential. Accounting for only about a quarter of the Bandit crew, Rhymster, Safi MF G, and Chosen, spit some real lyrics over this smooth instrumental beat that will leave your head bobbin and your soul vibin. The crew bringing the original hip hop vibe back with their own style and energy that keeps their sound relevant to the changing times. Fresh lyrics like this makes you wonder why the mainstream “hip hop” artists and “rappers” are even relevant themselves.

Don’t snooze on the Bandit Crew! Listen and download “4 in the Mornin” below and follow their soundcloud

Zeds Dead releases Hadouken as a Free Download

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Even over a busy tour schedule Zeds Dead manages to find time to create mind blowing music for their fans. DC & Hooks are back with this banger “Hadouken” as a free download to promote an EP they’re working on with Mad Decent. With a soul soothing melody backed with some female vocals to build up to massive drops with that Zeds Dead sound we all love so much, this grimy melody is only a teaser of whats to come, and I am excited to see what the Toronto duo has in store for us. Keep an eye out for Zeds Dead for more future releases.

And while you wait check out Hadouken below and download if for free on their soundcloud.

Seven Lions Announces EP Release Date with a Video Teaser Trailer.

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Seven Lions, a producer from Santa Barbara, has quickly become a recognizable name in the electronic music industry and it’s no wonder that it is because of his unique productions. Jeff’s music will have your ears tingling with euphoric melodies combined with a fusion of trance and dubstep breakdowns and drops that are just out of this world.  No pun intended as he is about to drop his latest EP “Worlds Apart” on the 29th of April.
And the tracklist goes somethin like.

  1. Don’t Leave w/ Ellie Goulding
  2. Worlds Apart w/ Kerli
  3. Nepenthe
  4. Strangers w/ Myon & Shane 54 ft. Tove Lo
  5. Keep It Close w/ Kerli

Jeff Mantalvo, otherwise know as Seven Lions, is releasing this EP under Casablanca Records rather than OWSLA, his previous label in which he released one of his last singles “Serpent of Old“, a dark moombahton track with Seven Lions signature touch. Jeff being the busy man is also currently on his Worlds Apart Tour promoting the EP. On top of the tour this EP also gets an trailer video before it’s release which will only leave you anxious! But thankfully, Jeff already released a single “Strangers”, which will be featured on the Worlds Apart EP leaving us with just a taste of whats to come!

You can check out the Worlds Apart EP trailer below.

 

ProbCause drops some Chicago Style

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ProbCause, a Chicago native and dope Rap Artist, drops some heat for his city over on Noisey music by Vice. Startin off with some fresh beats and real cool riff, ending with some juke style, this will keep your head bobbin and your feet movin. ProbCause, who has already been makin tracks with artists like Chance the Rapper, is currently on a tour with Cherub and will definitely rock the crowds with this anthem. Prob is also scheduled to make a pit stop at School of the Art Institue of Chicago to participate at the MFA Show 2014 on the 25th of April. Make note of this busy man, real talent right here and he’s comin up quick!

Check out and download “Chicago Style” for free.

Armin Van Buuren Forced to Cancel Armin Only Chicago

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In a tweet earlier Armin Van Buuren has announced that he must cancel his Armin Only: Intense show in Chicago after announcing that his father in law has passed away.

The Armin Only website has announced that everything has been done to try and avoid this cancellation but due to Armins father in law passing away after a long battle with cancer, it is crucial for him to be with family this weekend.

MAJOR CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to the recent passing of Armin van Buuren’s father-in-law after a lengthy battle with cancer, ALDA Events (the producer of Armin Only) and Live Nation regretfully announce that the show set to take place this Thursday, April 17th at United Center had been cancelled.  Everything has been done to try and avoid this cancellation, however due to several factors this is not going to be possible.  While Armin feels terrible about the cancellation, it is crucial for him to be with family this week leading up to the funeral this Friday.

ALDA Events, Live Nation, Armada Music and David Lewis Productions would like to express their sincere condolences to the family, and request that the privacy of the family be respected during this incredibly difficult time.

Refunds for the April 17th show are available at the point of purchase.  The Armin Only tour will resume Saturday, April 19th in Toronto as planned.

Chicago was the only date to be cancelled. Armin is to premier his new album Intense most likely along side other new tracks from up coming artists as he does with his ASOT Radio Show.

We send our deepest condolences and positive vibes to Armin and his family in this time.

Under the Veil of Anonymity: Golden Features

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Golden Features, a mysterious figure at first, recently revealed his identity in a interview with Thump.  Within dropping his debut EP “Golden Features“, the producer quickly gained some recognition after Triple J, a radio station in Australia, aired some of his tracks in February. Porter Robinson supported the EP quickly after. Gaining thousands of views within days people started wondering just who is this anonymous producer, and is he new? 

Turns out he is none other than Tom Stell, an Australian producer from the duo Kyro & Bomber, making big room house. “To be honest with you, I didn’t love it anymore. I wasn’t enjoying it”, Stell stated in the interview, “felt like I was forcing something. That I was just trying to fit into what everyone else was doing, because it seemed like the easy option.” Coming from a history “hip hop guys like MF Doom” and dance house influences like Daft Punk and the Chemical Brothers, Stell was looking for more of his own style of music that can stand out on its own. 

“The whole idea of the Golden Features project is to turn myself into an artist that people actually go to see for their own music.” explaining further “I don’t want people to be hung up on the anonymity thing because, in my mind, it’s not important. It’s the music”. A real idea that gives a breath of fresh air to the EDM scene as more producers are getting more creative and moving away from the same old, same structured “big room house” music and into whatever they want!

Golden Features is set to play at HARDstraylia, Hard‘s Debut Australian tour ran by Destructo.
Listen to and download “Golden Features EP” for Free, down below!