I felt like this was a really strong show, and that the “flow” from one video to the next was really fun. I was a little apprehensive starting with a drum and bass stop-set, but the material was so strong that I felt it was worth the risk.
Rudimental ft. John Newman – Feel The Love
Big feel-good tune and video to start the show. Rudimental has a new single out, and we’re on the lookout for the follow-up video to this smasher…
DJ Fresh ft. Rita Ora – Hot Right Now
DJ Fresh’s EP got an official stateside major-label release last week courtesy of Columbia, likely on the strength of Rita Ora’s work in the R&B community. This tune was a major banger last year, one that I felt had major crossover potential. Let’s see if the proper US release does the business…
Friction vs. Camo & Krooked – Stand Up
Sure-fire way to get your blood pumping. The story told of “sneaking into the event” is universal if you’ve been doing this for any length of time, and the video manages to capture a >little< of the energy at a really good drum and bass event. However, I recommend that you experience it for yourselves at some point. 🙂
Eric Prydz – Niton (The Reason)
Video game fans will recognize the eignature Prydz-ey sound from ‘Pjanoo’, which appeared on the Grand Theft Auto soundtrack. I love the ethereal quality to this tune, and the cel-shade animation in the video is outstanding. Originally released as an instrumental, the tune got a revamp with a vocal from Jan Burton.
Cosmic Gate – Firewire
A very “Matrix”-inspired video from trancers Cosmic Gate. Peak-time power tune for large rooms.
Swedish House Mafia – Save The World
Worldwide smash from Swedish House Mafia. Their upcoming farewell tour sold out Chicago’s United Center in near record time. Something tells me there’ll be a “reunion tour” if the money is right…
Tiesto & Hardwell – Zero 76
Collaboration from two of the world’s top-tier DJs. If you’ve never been to a big outdoor electronic music festival, this is a pretty good indication of what you’d get. The spectacle is indescribable, and has to be experienced.
Steve Aoki & Wynter Gordon – Ladi Dadi
The visual of Steve Aoki getting the crap kicked out of him by Wynter Gordon in the video amuses me. Hope it amused you too. 🙂
Flux Pavilion & Doctor P – Superbad
Part comic, part Guy Ritchie film, Flux and Doctor P prove that dubstep can be cool without the wobble or the ever-present “drop”.
J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science – Magik (Egyptian Lover Remix)
Perfect melding of old and new with J Boogie providing the stems, and electro legend Egyptian lover on remix duties. I’d play the hell out of that arcade game if it existed…
Pretty Lights – Wayfaring Stranger
The Pretty Lights project from “The Re:Generation Music Project” documentary. By far my favorite segment of the film, as Derek watches his vision for the project get smashed to bits by Dr. Ralph Stanley and he struggles creatively to come up with a way to finish the project for the film. Incidentally, it’s also the musical highlight of the EP, and his debut of the track at Red Rocks for his hometown crowd made for a triumphant ending to his story.
Rusko – Somebody To Love
What’s not to love about this video? Filmed at Chicago’s Congress Theater during last year’s tour, the build-up to Gramma and Grampa raging with a capacity crowd is brilliant to watch.
Yolanda Be Cool ft. Crystal Waters – Le Bump
Old School meets New School with house diva Crystal Waters providing vocals for new jacks Yolanda Be Cool, whose breakout smash “We No Speak Americano” was recently given an “official recall” by the duo. This tune has been a staple for me playing smaller rooms of late. The speakeasy-inspired video complete with Charleston/swing feature dances is awesome.
Catch you at The Mousetrap tomorrow night, and on IMC late-night Friday 🙂