Hardstyle

Alesso – Cool (A-Trak Remix)

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A-Trak puts out the first big name remix to “Cool” by Alesso.  Based off of the original and how the other remixes have turned out, I did not expect a drop like this.  The production quality is great, and the unique sound that A-Trak uses in this remix makes this stand out over the rest, which shows why he is such a popular DJ.

Electro

Nero – The Thrill (Porter Robinson Remix)

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Porter Robinson puts his own twist on Nero’s original mix, “The Thrill.” Porter is definitely one of my favorite DJs to go to when I am looking to chill out.  He has a very unique production style, which is both intense and relaxing at the same time.  He uses awesome synth work to turn this remix into something great.  【=◈︿◈=】

Concerts

Coachella.. No Words

Coachella Weekend One was incredible to say the least. From a constantly bumping Sahara tent, to energizing performances by AC/DC and Jack White, to Drake and Madonna making out, I don’t have enough space on this site to tell you all my thoughts.

Personal favorites from the weekend included a daunting crowd surf by Yellow Claw’s Bizzey, Kaskade circulating good vibes throughout the entire Coachella Stage audience, and The Weeknd (enough said). I’m one of a smaller crowd that skipped Drake to see Kygo, and it was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen.

For those of you attending weekend two I would highly advise seeing Yellow Claw, DJ Snake, The Weeknd, Jack White, AC/DC, Kygo, Kaskade, Flosstradamus, Gessafelstein, and Porter Robinson. If you’re looking for some feel good dancing in the middle of the afternoon head straight to Martin Solveig and be sure to check out the Heineken tents when you’re there, Jack Ü made a surprise appearance last weekend. Most of all, have the best time of your life. Check out the full lineup below.

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Hip-Hop/Rap, Vibes

Marc E. Bassy ft. Skizzy Mars – No Problem

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We hear another collaboration between Mac E. Bassy and Skizzy.  The first time they came together is on their song, “Do You There,” which was found on Skizzy’s more recent album, “The Red Balloon Project.”  They come out with another chill song for Bassy and Skizzy to team up and show why they go great together.  Give it a listen and grab the free download.

Progressive House

Steve Aoki ft. Linkin Park – Darker Than Blood

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An interesting collaboration forms between rockers and a DJ.  I did not expect the vocals provided from Linkin Park to be as soft as they are in this song.  I also did not expect a progressive house production from Steve Aoki out of this either.  Regardless, it is still a great song overall.  Linkin Park’s vocals are perfect and Aoki’s production is high-quality. Give it a listen.

Hip-Hop/Rap

Futuristic – Whatever I Want

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Futuristic is back with another song to kill.  His flow in this is sick and he continues to prove how talented of a rapper he is.  “Whatever I Want” is one of the three songs that have been released out of his upcoming album, “The Rise,” which is expected to be released on May 12.  Make sure to pre-order it here.

Hip-Hop/Rap

Vic Mensa ft. Kanye West – U Mad

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Vic Mensa and Kanye collab to make a rap over a pretty hard beat in “U Mad.”  This is a surprising sound to hear out of a Vic Mensa song.  You can definitely tell the influence that Kanye brings to this song, especially because he helped produce the beat.  Having a song featuring Kanye is a pretty impressive step for Vic Mensa and I am glad to see him getting more and more popular because great music comes from this Chicago rapper.

 

Future Bass

Savoy & Sound Remedy – Leaving You (Ft. Jojee)

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Savoy (Brooklyn) and Sound Remedy (Venice Beach) collaborate to create an amazing original.  Jojee provides sick vocals to tie the whole mix together.  When listening to this production, Savoy’s more dubstep-like sound can be heard as it is mixed with Sound Remedy’s more future-like sound, and it is the perfect combination.

Progressive House

Vance Joy – Wasted Time (Lost Kings Remix)

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Lost Kings comes out with a very solid progressive house mix of “Wasted Time” by Vance Joy.  This is a pretty classic sound when it comes to a progressive house mix, but the thing that makes it so great is the song that they chose to remix.  Lost Kings did a great job at picking an original that bumps goes perfectly with a remix in this genre.  Here is a free download.

Electro

Flaxo – Only You

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Flaxo has been killing it recently with all of the music that he has been putting out.  He has continued to showcase his creativity and I am always looking forward to what he will put out next.  In “Only You,” he uses a simple electronic sound with limited vocals and still creates another great production.  Give it a listen and grab the free download.