Next up we have the Chicago native, Green Velvet. Velvet, was instrumental in bringing the spotlight back to Chicago in the early 90’s, and is one of the best House DJ-Producers out there. Velvet releases music under many different monikers, one of his best known being Cajmere, under which he released Coffee Pot (Percolator).
Dance music’s newest super group pulled no punches as they debuted at this years EDC, with a set consisting of nothing but new material. The group is a joint collaboration of the duos Dubvision and Firebeatz.
Being one of dance music’s brightest stars, the Dutch superstar needs little to no introduction. The Future House aficionado absolutely smashes the dance-floor and is definitely worth checking out.
Up next we have the Mad Decent label head, Diplo. Known for his impeccable track selection, numerous crossover tracks, and stellar productions, Diplo is one of the DJ’s who never Disappoints.
The newest name on this list, Walker is best known for his 2015 hit, ‘Faded‘. Walker impressively blows expectations out of the water, and showcases the the talents that enabled him to close out kineticFIELD friday.
The Dutch DJ and record producer brings the heat once again, as he destroys EDC Vegas with a killer set.
Steve Aoki followed and called in to share that Avicii not only inspired him, but was also one of the people who made the term “EDM” even possible. “When I really go back to what Avicii did to electronic music, I literally can hear him in all these songs even if they aren’t his songs,” Aoki told BPM. “He is one of the most important figures for EDM, that term, to even exist. That term is maybe 10 years old, and Avicii broke that term into existence. You know there’s a few artists who can do that, and he is one of them.”
Laidback Luke, who was one of Avicii’s first mentors in the dance music scene, had a few words to share as well. “I could have given him so much advice to turn this whole thing around,” Laidback Luke said. “What you need to realize is that performing was his biggest anxiety, and so each and every single night he needed to face his biggest anxiety. That will get you at a certain point.”
Avicii definitely paved the way for many of today’s biggest EDM stars to be who they are now. This includes Alex Pall and Drew Taggart of The Chainsmokers who called in to share how they were inspired by Avicii to become DJs from the vey beginning.
“He was the actual reason both of us fell in love with dance music and started,” said Pall. “He was the first EDM act that we saw and felt that a career in this was possible and worth the struggle and working our asses off and dedicating everything to making it happen. Just watching the music that he was making and the way it made us feel, the way it made the people around us feel. And you know he is literally the reason why we do this, and it’s a very devastating day for us and many like us.”
Kaskade later dialed in and told BPM that he remembers Avicii as a very shy individual. “He was always pretty shy and pretty reserved,” he said. “I think a lot of people know and understand that and that lead to some of the problems that he had. I think he was trying to cope with the situation he was in. He found fame relatively quick and at such a young age. He was always such a nice guy.”t
These are just a few of the many DJs that called in to share their thoughts on the passing of Avicii. Others who called in included Nicky Romero, Armin van Buuren, Like Mike, and Alan Walker.
SiriusXM’s Avicii tribute ran on BPM Channel 51 all weekend long and was filled with many incredible stories from DJs and fans alike. Friday was a whirlwind of sadness in the EDM world with the tragic passing of such an icon – one that can never be replaced.
Contrasting Carl Cox’s 30-year career, with Martin Garrix’s explosive rise to fame, the documentary includes interviews with heavy hitters such as Erick Morillo, Moby, David Guetta, Afrojack, Paul Oakenfold, Seth Troxler, and Tiësto.
The film is available for pre-order on iTunes ahead of the premiere in Miami on Thursday, March 22nd. The producers of What We Started have also released a never before seen clip focused on Martin Garrix’s track ‘Animals’ which ignited his career. You can view it below.
ode of 20 Years Of Ultra is out.
The next edition in the documentary series of Ultra Music Festival has arrived and in this video, we can see how it quickly became a global phenomenon. It has evolved into spectacular infrastructure with the most acclaimed DJs in the world. Happening at the beginning of the festival season, it is the moment when the performing DJs all introduce what they have been working on. As Afrojack explains, “We work towards Ultra throughout the year, that’s the production we carry”. Such preparation comes with performances that are out of this world. Considered as an essential platform to help launch artists’ careers, being part of this event has meant a lot for big names like Tiesto and Hardwell.
Today, Ultra has adapted to all types of musical tastes. Special guests like Madonna and Justin Bieber have surprised the fans over the years, making the festival a unique celebration for both performers and attendees.
In this episode, Hardwell, Nic Fanciulli, John Digweed and more talk about how the stages have changed dramatically with time, and how they look like fantastic spaceships now. The underground culture also got a dedicated area on the Resistance stage.
Starting on Friday, the 20th edition of Ultra Music Festival will take place in the beautiful city of Miami. Are you ready for it? Watch the video below and discover the full lineup with set times right here.
This Is House
Since his collaboration with Major Lazer, Colombian DJ and producer Moska has been steadily climbing his way up to the top. And now, his recent track ‘This Is House‘ is just another example of his spotless music endeavors.
Moska has already performed at the world’s biggest electronic music events, such as Tomorrowland, EDC Orlando and Life In Color Miami. At only 24 years old, he’s already built a strong reputation in the world of EDM under Tiesto‘s support, and has a very promising career ahead.
Released under Tiesto’s label Musical Freedom, This Is House will definitely blow your mind since day zero. Deep and strong, the rhythm and lyrics based on Star 69 by Fatboy Slim will throw you back into the early 2000’s, and give you a sweet taste of some of our all-time favourites retro vibes. Don’t wait any longer – check This Is House now.
Moska – This Is House
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