Diplo has just released his “Endless Summer Playlist” mix thanks to Vulture.com, a site that asked the DJ and producer to compile “the ultimate summer barbecue soundtrack”. The mix is a fresh, upbeat dance set, featuring 98 tracks of the best new music, from artists that include: Disclosure, Knife Party, TNGHT, Dog Blood, A-Trak, Jack Beats, Baauer, 2Chainz, and too many more. Diplo even mixed in some new Daft Punk, which fits perfectly in this summer mix. I chose these songs because they’re great new music,” says Diplo, ““This looks like an after-party set to me.” Perfect timing for Memorial Day BBQ’s and parties!Track Listing:Blood Diamonds, “Phone Sex feat. Grimes”Miguel, “Adorn”Unicorn Kid, “Need U”Major Lazer, “Jah No Partial (Yellow Claw & Yung Felix Remix)”Lana Del Rey, “National Anthem (Cashmere Cat Remix)”Missy Elliott, “Work It (R4 Remix)”Ace Hood, “Bugatti feat. Rick Ross and Future”Juyen Sebulba, “Superjam”Shift K3y, “Geeky Playtime”Sibot, “Magnet Jam”TNGHT, “Acrylics”Doorly, “Rush (Original Mix) feat. Soraya Vivian”Twin Shadow, “Golden Light”Rita Ora, “Radioactive (The Flexican Remix)”Ginger & the Ghost, “One Type of Dark (Ta-Ku Remix)”Tinashe, “Boss (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)”A-Track, “Landline 2.0 feat. GTA”Chief Keef, “Love Sosa (RL Grime Remix)Regulators X Jimmy Burns, “Looted”2 Chainz, “No Lie feat. Drake (Cashmere Cat Edit)”Rihanna, “Cake (Sweater Beats Remix)”Laura Mvula, “She (Eagles for Hands Remix)”DJ Snake, “Bird Machine feat. Alesia”Elvis Crespo, “Suavamente (Kennedy Jones Trap Remix)”Rustie, “Triadzz”Joker, “Newham Generals”Salva & Brenmar, “Let Me Bang”Liz, “XTC”Daft Punk, “Get Lucky feat. Pharrell Williams”Parachute Youth, “Awake Now (What So Not Remix)”Rihanna, “Stay (Branchez Bootleg)”French Montana, “Marble Floors feat. Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, and Lil Wayne (Thugli Bootleg)”The Partysquad, “The Lion”Torqux, “Blazin’ feat. Lady Leshurr”A-Trak, “Disco Nap feat. Oliver”Gregor Salto, “Drumology”Baauer, “Dum Dum”Sango, “Owe Me (Ta-ku Remix)”Sky Ferreira, “Everything Is Embarrassing (Jim-E Stack Remix)”Lockah, “Platinum Blonde”Yellow Clap & Cesqeaux, “Make It Clap”Astronomar, “Razor Blade Lemonade”GTA, “The Crowd”Inner City, “Big Fun (Boyfriend Edit)”Ryan Hemsworth, “Proto”Bobby Tank, “Gurl U Know”Miguel, “Do You … (Cashmere Cat Remix)”Knife Party, “LRAD”Solange, “Losing You (Cyril Hahn Remix)”Wretch 32, “Blackout feat. Shakka”Barbatuques, “Baião Destemperado (Moska Bootleg)”Beacon, “Bring You Back (Kuhrye-oo Remix)”No Doubt, “Settle Down (Major Lazer Remix)”Ciara, “Oh! (Falcon and Mike G Remix)”Big Chocolate, “Blue Milk”Monsta, “Holdin’ On”Dog Blood, “Next Order”Pusha T, “Number on the Boards”Baauer, “Slip”Birdy Nam Nam, “Goin’ In (Skrillex Goin Down Mix)”Psy, “Gangnam Style (Diplo Remix feat. 2 Chainz and Tyga)”Kendrick Lamar, “Money Trees feat. Jay Rock”Carnage, “Kat!e feat. Katie Got Bands”Niki & the Dove, “The Fox”Skitzofrenix and Jeff Doubleu, “Campo Alegre”Jakwob, “Detox”A$AP Rocky, “Wild for the Night feat. Skrillex and Birdy Nam Nam”Rocko “U.O.E.N.O. feat. Future and Rick Ross”Diplo, “Express Yourself (Gent and Jawns Remix)”James Blake, “Life Round Here”DJ Fresh vs. Diplo, “Earthquake feat. Dominique Young Unique”Banks, “Fall Over (Djemba Djemba Remix)”Sandro Silva and Quintino, “Epic”Jack Beats, “War feat. Diplo and Example”Walton, “Baby”Vampire Weekend, “Diane Young”Snoop Lion, “No Guns Allowed feat. Drake (Shelco Garcia, Teenwolf, and Diplo Remix)”GTA and Diplo, “Boy Oh Boy”Popcaan, Major Lazer, and Baauer “Talk ’Bout Me”ETC! ETC! and Brillz, “Swoop”Major Lazer, “Bubble Butt feat. Bruno Mars, Tyga, and Mystic”Kendrick Lamar, “Backseat Freestyle”Crystal Castles, “Not in Love feat. Robert Smith (Grandtheft Edit)”Duke Dumont, “Need U (100%)”Keys N Krates, “Treat Me Right”Destiny’s Child, “Say My Name (Cyril Hahn Remix)”UZ, “Trap Shit V. 11 feat. Trinidad James (I Ain’t Got No Patience)”Lenkemz, “FLO”BenZel, “Fallin’ Love”Action Bronson, “Strictly 4 My Jeeps”Danny Brown, “Witit”Bart B More, “Jack”Diplo and Swick, “Keep It Gully”Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven (Major Lazer Remix)”Snoop Lion, “Lighters Up feat. Mavado and Popcaan”Dillon Francis, “Bootleg Fireworks (Burning Up)”Tai and Diplo, “Booty Drop”Duke Dumont, “Need U (100%) (Skream Remix)”
Sgt. Jason Price of the Hampton Police Dept. sent out this exciting and also quite informative video about traffic and safety for Phish phans while coming to “the Mothership”. The Mothership being the Hampton Coliseum, where Phish will be playing this weekend. Price does mention that the violations of the law will be enforced, but he will make sure that everyone has an “amazing experience watching Phish, LIVE! at the Mothership, the Hampton Coliseum”.[via. YEMblog]
Dance music these days is all about the drop. You move and shake while the music picks up, before going absolutely nuts as the bass kicks in. Its formulaic and boring when everything is so similar. In response, Reddit user mrdvno, a former DJ, set out to create some of the worst drops ever in parody. The results are pretty hilarious.You can see the complete collection at the user’s Soundcloud, which has since become wildly popular, with some drops getting over 200,000 views. We’ve also selected some of the best ones below for you to check out.
BASSNECTAR RED ROCKS DATES:Fri 5/30 Red Rocks Ampitheatre Morrison, CO w/ Sub Focus and Kill ParisSat 5/31 Red Rocks Ampitheatre Morrison, CO w/ Crookers and Break Science Bassnectar, will return to the Historic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado for a 3rd consecutive year on May 30th and 31st. 2013 marked another massive year for Bassnectar with the release of his Immersive Music Mixtape Sides One and Two along with his single “Take You Down”. This fall he embarked on his sold-out Immersive Music Tour which brought along his biggest and most fully realized production yet. He also revived his BassLights series with sold out dates in Miami and Hampton, Virginia along with Pretty Lights.English Drum & Bass stalwart Sub Focus and Boulder native Kill Paris will provide support on May 30th. Italian producers Crookers will provide direct support on the 31st while New York duo Break Science open the show. Pre-sale tickets will go on sale Wednesday, February 5th at 10 am MST. Public tickets will go on sale Saturday, February 8th at 10am MST.DOWNLOAD THE IMMERSIVE MUSIC MIXTAPE SIDE ONE:http://www.bassnectar.net/2013/07/immersive-music-mixtape-side-a DOWNLOAD THE IMMERSIVE MUSIC MIXTAPE SIDE TWO:http://www.bassnectar.net/2013/09/immersive-music-mixtape-side-2/
Earlier this month, TV on the Radio announced the November 18th release of Seeds, their first studio album since 2011. At that time, they also released the leading single for the album, a tune called “Happy Idiot.” That accompanying video only included song lyrics, but now, the full video for the song has been released through Funny or Die.The video features Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman) and Karen Gillan, and takes a Japanese anime-type approach with a title character named Racer Steven. The amusing clip includes TV on the Radio on the sidelines of the race track, with Gillan (from Doctor Who) distracting Reubens throughout. Watch below:You can pre-order Seeds through iTunes, which comes with a free download of “Seeds.”
Several months ago, we reported on a rumored collaboration between the infamous rapper Kanye West and Beatles legend Paul McCartney. To everyone’s surprise, these rumors have materialized into a single, titled “Only One.” The tune dropped at 2:50 AM on January 1st, and you can preview it through West’s official website.As West describes it, the track is sung from the perspective of his late mother, who died in 2007 from surgery complications, to his new baby daughter North. “Hello my only one, just like the morning sun/ You’ll keep on rising til the sky knows your name.” The song features keyboard work from McCartney, and is apparently the first of many tracks that will be released from the duo.A spokesperson for West said that “Only One” is the first “publicly available recording from what has become a prolific musical collaboration between these two legendary artists.” According to a statement, the sessions sprung from “a simple brainstorming session between the two, with McCartney improvising on the keyboards and Kanye vocally sketching and shaping ideas in a stream-of-consciousness riff.”The statement talks about the song’s creation as well, saying “Kanye sat there with his family, holding his daughter North on his lap, and listened to his vocals, singing, ‘Hello, my only one…’ And in that moment, not only could he not recall having sung those words, but he realized that perhaps the words had never really come from him. The process of artistic creation is one that does not involve thinking, but often channeling. And he understood in that moment that his late mother, Dr. Donda West, who was also his mentor, confidante, and best friend, had spoken through him that day.”ONLY ONE ft. Paul McCartney http://t.co/AolpyJ6ny5 http://t.co/45EiXLvcuf photo @inezandvinoodh pic.twitter.com/0Ci8OcApDq— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 1, 2015 [Via Rolling Stone] West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, seems to like the new song. What do you think?
On March 16th, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros are planning to release a huge live music bundle through BitTorrent. Titled Live In No Particular Order: 2009 – 2014, the collection features over two hours of music for a minimum price of five dollars. Of course, considering the proceeds are going to benefit the Big Sun Foundation, feel free to donate as much as you want.To get excited, check out the live version of “Better Days” from the bundle:Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: Live In No Particular Order: 2009-201401 Better Days @ Brixton Academy | London, UK | February 11, 201402 40 Day Dream @ NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert | Washington, DC | October 200903 If I Were Free @ GOTR Daytrotter Session | Troy, OH | August 30, 201304 Janglin @ Floydfest | Floyd, VA | July 27, 201305 Up From Below @ Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico | March 20, 201106 Brother @ Gurtenfestival| Bern, Switzerland | July 12, 201207 Please @ Longwood Gardens | Kennet Square, PA | August 28, 201308 Mother @ The Box | New York, NY | July 25, 201309 Home @ Floydfest | Floyd, VA | July 27, 201310 Mayla @ Babcock Theater | Billings, MT | May 28, 201311 They Were Wrong @ ?? | Summer 201312 This Life @ ????? | Summer 201313 Black Water @ ?? | Spring/Summer 201314 I Don’t Wanna Pray @ Brixton Academy | London, UK | February 11, 201415 Truth @ Big Top | Los Angeles, CA | October 19, 201316 If I Were Free @ Floydfest | Floyd, VA | July 27, 201317 Fog On The Tyne @ Sirius XM Studios | New York, NY | August 08, 201218 Bad Bad Love @ WXPN’s World Cafe | Philadelphia, PA | June 01, 201119 Life Is Hard @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire | London, UK | February 12, 201420 All Wash Out @ KCRW’s Apogee Sessions | Los Angeles, CA | April 05, 201221 All Together[Via BitTorrent Blog]
Load remaining images NEW HAVEN, CT – It was hard to tell who had more fun last night (April 26th), the fans who packed Toad’s Place wall to wall, or the long list of talented musicians on tonight’s bill, which featured Vermont based powerhouse Twiddle. Getting the night started were two solid opening acts, Tyrone’s Shoelaces and the Relative Souls, literally warming the crowd on a chilly night in late April. When it was Twiddle’s turn to take that stage the anxious crowd got a nice little surprise. Drummer, Brooke Jordan entered with bassist Zdenek Gubb, and as they started to groove, the crowd began to cheer little louder when they saw Kung Fu’s Chris DeAngelis join them. The packed house didn’t even have enough time to show their appreciation for this addition to the show on this night, because as guitarist Mihali Savoulidis and keyboardist Ryan Dempsey took the stage, everyone in Toad’s erupted when they saw Todd Stoops and Rob Somerville take the stage as well.Kung Fu & Twiddle recently teamed up for the Dirty Dozen tour, making stops in cities like Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and New York City. So we all knew these guys were well acquainted with each other, and were excited for the show they were about to put on. At one point in the show, Rob Somerville grabbed a camera and went center stage, laying on his back taking photos of Mihali, Chris, and Zdenek while they played for the cheering crowd.Twiddle crushed hit after hit, like “Admyst the Mist”, “Subconscious Prelude”, and “Lost in the Cold” keeping the Toads crowd dancing and singing throughout the night. The Vermont based quartet is certainly filled with endless talent, but what I think make Twiddle stand out from many other groups, is the unique voice of lead singer and guitarist Mihali Savoulidis. As they ended their first set Mihali put those talents on display, treating the crowd to an energetic rendition of “Frends Theme”. Everyone in Toads was on their feet, singing and dancing along as Twiddle closed out their set. Before the band even left the stage, everybody in the place was cheering for an encore. So, of course without much delay, the band (including their friends from Kung Fu) returned to the stage and kept everyone moving with two more hits for the encore -“Zazu’s Flight” and “Earth Mama”. Certainly a fun Friday night with a little surprise thrown in.– Review and Photos courtesy of Scott OrkusSet list:Superjam (w/members of Kung Fu)Admyst the MystSubconscious Prelude>Polluted Beauty>Subconscious PreludeBrown Chicken Brown Cow>List in the ColdFrends ThemeEncoreZazu’s FlightEarth Mama
It is by no means an easy task to make a name for yourself in the music scene, especially when that music scene happens to be New York City. Year in and year out, artists come and go. While some grow, others drift and eventually quit. In the world of electronic music especially, DJs and producers are here today and gone tomorrow in the blink of an eye. There are a lot of trends in electronic music, so it takes something original and interesting to actually stand out. Horizon Wireless is an example of an act that has continued to grow and evolve over the years, and my apologies for the redundancy but, the best part is that the best has yet to come.The brain-child of music lover Harrison Waxenberg, Horizon Wireless has been on a journey. While there is an incredible amount of history and lore behind the whole tale that would be impossible to cover in just on feature, we can start here.He began this incarnation of his career in New York connecting Long Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Paltz, Binghamton, and beyond by laying down seamlessly inter-weaving, multi-genre, and psycho-spiritual dance sets in a variety of atmospheres all across the state between 2010 & 2011. It was when he added a drummer into the mix, things started to get really interesting.The early stages of the project included the accompaniment of Sol “Monty” Montoya on the kit. By cosmic circumstance, Monty had actually been the drummer for the first electronic band that Harrison had ever seen, Digital Frontier. Together they threw down numerous mind-melding warehouse, venue, and festival sets for two and a half years. Critically acclaimed sets such as their City Bisco 2012 after-party at The Blockley and a heated throw down in the Barn at Mint Green Music Festival in 2012 were just a few of many turning points for Horizon Wireless. A standard had been set, and new heights reached.Not every show included a drummer, so the ones that did became increasingly experimental in bridging and melding the gap between the two of them. That same summer included a cerebrally explosive sunrise (or “Zonrise” as it eventually came to be known) set, as Harrison played for the (literally) “wireless” Camp Bisco closing ceremony on Silent Disco headsets.2012 also marked a historic show for both Horizon Wireless and The Capitol Theatre as Harrison became the first DJ to ever play the iconic venue, which had recently been bought and restored by Peter Shapiro. Besides being an avid music lover with a knowledgeable background, Harrison is also exceptionally good at marketing himself and others due to his solid networking prowess, as well as his deeply rooted spiritual, technological, and even corporate understanding of promotion.After a huge year for Horizon Wireless, the ride continued on as he made enormous strides into the next frontier. Consistently laying down their unique blend of intelligently layered live sampling DJ/Drummer improvisational tech-funk & house music, the name became familiar to more and more people in and around the northeast music scene. The reach actually spanned cross country due to winning the Grassroots California Mixtape Competition in as early as 2011, and Horizon Wireless continued to lock down shows in well-known venues and slots at popular festivals. In 2013 he played Gathering of the Vibes for the first time at a Silent Disco on the beach.The musical journey continued on with a number of shows being played without a drummer for both scheduling and logistical reasons. Harrison never took a step back from the action, though, and continued to deliver strong shows at every gig. Familiar and new faces would show up to support Horizon Wireless every chance they could. This proved that not only was he developing a “following,” but more importantly he had grown a widespread and loyal core group of friends who were all connected in one way or another with each other (whether or not they knew it yet), a la “Welcome to the Network.”His biggest set took during the final night of the year. To ring in 2014, Harrison directly supported his favorite band, The Disco Biscuits, at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden while Phish was simultaneously playing upstairs in the Garden. I was there, and it was awesome. I can only imagine how it must have felt for him. Horizon Wireless warmed the venue up nice and proper by mixing samples from interviews with Jon Gutwillig over minimal house. Once he had our attention, he took us on a smooth and constantly intensifying journey before ending with a progressive techno storm in which he blended his own vocal remixes while mashing up Shem-Rah-Boo, Mindless Dribble, Aceetobee, Hope, Spacebirdmatingcall, and Highwire. The Disco Biscuits came out after and absolutely crushed three sets into the early morning. It was a night that I won’t soon forget.A gig like that was one that he had dreamt of playing all his life. After it, Harrison decided to get a serious job in Manhattan, and take a break from playing too much during the beginning of 2014. He was feeling tired of the lifestyle and needed a mental reset (any and every musician/artist feels this at some point in time). It was necessary and proved to be positive in the long-run, as he came back to Horizon Wireless with a fresh head and new appreciation for the music.Monty had gotten a full-time job doing sound at Verboten, and was pretty much done playing drums at shows. Harrison played a few select shows that he felt would be fun, including Francois K’s Deep Space at Cielo with Gaudi on a Funktion One soundsystem, and the incredible “Sex on the Beach” set at Gathering of the Vibes 2014 right after The Disco Biscuits ft. Billy Kreutzmann & Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead’s headlining set. His second time back at the Bridgeport music festival (which grows more each year as one of the most popular gatherings on the east coast) was a straight up silent disco dance party – fans from all over got down to his spacey, hard-hitting beats and whimsical sampling.The musical journey continued with a number of sets being played without a drummer, but Harrison continued to deliver strong shows at every gig. Shortly after he was booked for the return of Mint Green. It was cool for him to return as it was the site on which one of their best sets to date took place. With Monty now working full weekends, he had a feeling that he was going to end up doing the gig solo; the set two years prior was so special because that’s when the live mixing/drumming improvisation between himself and Monty really first clicked. In came the universe to the rescue.Solaris’ drummer Dan Lyons contacted him out of the blue asking about guest-list spots. Harrison knew this would be a fun opportunity. In fact, Dan and Monty had been friends for many years prior, and Dan had been studying Horizon Wireless since day one. Dan accepted the challenge, and they turned out to be a perfect fit as they absolutely crushed Mint Green, reading each other like they had been playing forever while dropping tightly knit rhythms for an awesome crowd.Mint Green 2014 was the first page to the next chapter of Horizon Wireless, the start of the new and improved Horizon Wireless v2.0. From there, the duo supported Electron at B.B. Kings and The Westcott Theatre – both shows further proved to Harrison and Dan that they had something unique, evolving, and fresh. They got great feedback from music fans in New York City and Syracuse, so the new duo began finalizing their plans to push this project as far and hard as they possibly could. Horizon Wireless took another giant leap in the right direction and Harrison was ready to continue to push the limits.2015 has undoubtedly been a huge year for Horizon Wireless. The addition of drummer Dan Lyons has proved to be more than solid. The two have begun to create chemistry between themselves and the crowd as they take us from lounge-like intros to bouncy house beats, g-house & techno, tech-funk, psy-breaks, and even drum n bass grooves, all the while interweaving elements of pop and underground culture live. Lyons is a sick drummer with locked in precision and long lasting stamina. The duo has a palpably fun time together, and their tastes in music complement each other perfectly. An evolution of sound is taking place as they continue to throw down to packed rooms in the northeast, spreading their DJ/drummer experience for anyone who wants to come. Both are die-hard fans of the Disco Biscuits and have been seeing them for years, and while they’ve known each other for a while, their relationship is really starting to flourish on stage. Both of those aspects are important; they’re the two reasons that their set at Camp Bisco was so special. It took place during STS9‘s set, which would be a bummer for most artists their size, but for them it wasn’t an issue at all. They had a more than substantial crowd during their entire set as they completely shut down the Steamtown Stage. It was the first time that Horizon Wireless had a full live stage set at Camp Bisco instead of a late-night silent disco Zonrise set. They brought Mike Nasser and Manny Newman on to do their visuals, and it was an all-around success in every sense of the word. The galactic monorail continues to speed down the tracks, onward and upward. Horizon Wireless has solidified itself in the scene and Harrison is truly ecstatic that Dan has joined him on this quest. The duo talked to me about how the process of producing their own music is going (stay tuned for the release of the new Horizon Wireless & Space Jesus track, trust me) and really expanding the enigma of Horizon Wireless as a whole. They’re hungry and ready to prove themselves to anyone who isn’t sold on the project already. Harrison Waxenberg and Dan Lyons are going to come across your radar in the future if they haven’t yet, I have no doubt about this. The duo is dynamic in every sense of the word with a common goal of having fun on stage and connecting the crowd at every single show. Lyon’s drumming adds a whole new layer to Horizon Wireless. He truly is an educated and hard working player with a phenomenal ear. If you know Harrison, you know that he wouldn’t pick a drummer that rushes or drags – especially if you were at their Camp Bisco set. The evolution proceeds the past as this new chapter continues to prove how entertaining the Horizon Wireless v2.0 really is. If you haven’t seen the duo of Harrison Waxenberg and Dan Lyons perform together, make sure you do soon; I have a feeling that there will be some epic shows in the near and distant future.– Zachary FranckFollow Horizon Wireless on:Facebook // SoundCloud // Mixify // Full Circle Productions
AXS TV is premiering a new television program next year that features Sammy Hagar, also known as ‘The Red Rocker’ and former lead singer of Van Halen. The television series, Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar, plots around a tour-like scenario, following Hagar as he travels the United States to interview and perform with musical legacies.There will be six episodes in the first season, with the second episode featuring members of the Grateful Dead, Mickey Hart and Bob Weir. The trio will converse about their roles and experiences of the psychedelic 60s, and discuss their musical influences. Following the interview, Sammy and Bob will collaborate on GD tune “Loose Lucy,” followed by a jam between Hagar and Hart.This isn’t the first time Sammy Hagar and Bob Weir have jammed together. Residents of California, Hagar has jammed with Dead members on multiple occasions. Watch the 2013 video of “Loose Lucy” to get a feel for what to expect on the upcoming television show.[H/T ABC News Radio]