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Iio Feat. Nadia Ali’s “Exit 110”

May 21, 2011

You’ll remember Iio from the oldie “Rapture” which was released ten years ago! (Also in honor of today ((Judgement Day)) I figured this post would be appropriate). Anyway, I was always a huge fan of Iio and loved pretty much every release. Iio is Markus Moser and Nadia Ali and was a NYC based house music group responsible for many house and trance oldies and bombs! Again this is another collaboration that I grew up on and IS without a doubt responsible for Nadia Ali’s huge success in the EDM world. After releasing a few singles and waiting out a couple delays, Markus and Nadia released their debut album “Poetica” in 2005. “Poetica” featured their huge hits like “Rapture”, “Smooth”, and my favorite “At The End”. Nadia Ali went off to pursue her solo career and the group eventually faded away, besides the remix album released in 2007.

Now Markus Moser and Nadia Ali have teamed up again to bring another whole new album called “Exit 110”, but after listening to it I have to say I am a little disappointed. There are some tracks that are good and many with the potential to be good if it gets remix treatment. Some of the tracks though completely fell short. I honestly think this album will be so much better if it gets a remix album, or at least some remixed singles. One track that really stands out from the rest and is the first single from the album is “It’ll Be Like” which definitely has that old school NYC Iio sound. Check it out.

DL: Iio Feat. Nadia Ali – It’ll Be Like (Club Mix) (320kbps)

Bonus: Happy Rapture Day!!!

DL: Nadia Ali – Rapture (Avicii’s New Generation Extended Mix) (320kbps)

Buy “Exit 110” Off Itunes.

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Andain Classics, Released, & Leaked.

May 10, 2011

In early 2000, legendary producers and San Francisco duo Gabriel & Dresden joined forces with vocalist Mavie Marcos and David Penner (Guitarist) to create Andain. Releasing “Summer Calling” and the amazing classic “Beautiful Things” they quickly made this collaboration memorable in the trance scene forever. Read the rest for more info and Tracks.

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Electric Zoo / Identity Lineups Released

May 5, 2011

I mentioned this last night, but I figured this deserved its own post.  EZ is three days this year and Identity is a new nationwide electronic tour with a lineup that’s an awesome complement to EZ’s lineup without much overlap.  Absolutely planning on going to both.  Dates and the preliminary lineup for Identity as well as ticket prices for EZ after the jump.

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Mo’ Skrillex

May 5, 2011

Dubstep is such a joke of a genre that the dude from From First to Last came and became the biggest star in it overnight.  Unrelated:  screamo was an underrated genre.  Skrillex’s music is akin to a middle school bully who’s so talented in being obnoxious that you can’t help but admire him.  Is it still socially acceptable to change your friend’s homepage to Meatspin?  Or better yet PHONETRACE????  Can I pull that in a corporate office?

But yeah First of the Year is pretty much the La Roux remix.  Disco Rangers is pretty much Slats Slats Slats.  I’m not mad at all.  The Zedd remix of Scary Monsters blows the original out of the water, btw.

DL:  Skrillex – First of the Year (Rip) (320 kbps)

DL:  Skrillex – The Disco Rangers Bus (Knows How To Rock & Roll) (256 kbps)

DL:  Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Zedd Remix) (320 kbps)

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Similar: Benny Benassi – Cinema (Skrillex Remix) / Skrillex – Kill Everybody / Thirsty Thursday:  Skrillex

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Avicii – Levels

May 5, 2011

That dope ‘motional upbeat progressive house.  If you heard his Armin remix, you pretty much know what to expect.  Bros are gonna be extra salty when they realize that Avicii hijacked their boyfriend Pretty Lights’ Etta James sample, but I’m sure they’ll be over it when they’re rolling at EZ this year and they claim this one made them religious.  This one was floating around as “ID” for a while.

DL:  Avicii – Levels (319? kbps)

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SimilarArmin Van Buren f. Laura V – Drowning (Avicii Remix) /Avicii v. Kings of Leon – Abow on Fire / Pretty Lights – Finally Moving

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Michael Jackson – Hollywood Tonight (Chuckie Remix)

May 4, 2011

This one’s been out for a month or two, but it never caught on with me initially.  For whatever reason, I added this to my work playlist and replayed it no less than ten times today.  I’m not a huge Chuckie fan but he gives this one the perfect touch as a potential radio banger and a nice warmup track for the summer festival circuitO yea and then this, too.  There’s really no way you can complain about these electronic festivals; the artist pool is small enough that the lineup is going to be bursting at the seams at each and every one of them.  God forbid Deadmau5 or whomever doesn’t play.  I swear, music fans are the worst.

Also hoping that the electronic community embraces MJ vocals more; his vocals are perfect for these silly Dutch tracks.  My brother DJ’d a show last week for an art auction and a bunch of kids requested that he played Michael Jackson so they could dance.  How dope is that?  How timeless will his music be?  Do you think white kids born in 2030 will be requesting Lady Gaga songs at unabashedly bougie events?

DL:  Michael Jackson – Hollywood Tonight (Chuckie Remix) (320 kbps)

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SimilarDOSVEC – Bring Back Love (Jackson 5 v. Far Too Loud)

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Stream The Electro Wars

April 29, 2011

Pitchfork is streaming a documentary about the rise of “electro” music on the internet and in life in the past few years.  There are tons of names in this, including Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke, A-Trak, Diplo, Lil’ Jon, LMFAO and much more.  I only caught the first ten minutes or so because my computer’s being rell frail, but from what I can tell it’s about the current role of electro in the rising EDM movement and now the mainstream and I’m sure tons of insight about its history and future.  Apparently a sequel is already in the works about the all-encompassing house scene.  This was supposed to have only been streaming until this past Wednesday but it’s still up, so catch it while you can.

Watch here.