EDM Coldplay: A Sky Full of Stars


askyfullofstarsaviciiThis episode of Beat x Beat profiles a coming together of two music genres:  rock and EDM.  Frontman of Coldplay, Chris Martin takes us behind-the-scenes of the making their song “A Sky Full of Stars” from their latest album “Ghost Stories.”  Coldplay and Avicii each put their magical touch on the song.

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EDM Festival Tomorrowland Graphic Novel

tomorrowlandOne of the great yearly weekend music festivals these past few years takes place in Belgium – the EDM (Electronic Dance Music) Festival known as Tomorrowland.  Now dance fans and comic book aficionados come together in this genre mixing story Tomorrowland from writer Paul Jenkins (Wolverine: Orgin).  Originally printed as a 4-issue mini-series this past summer 2013 by Titan Comics, now we get the whole saga in one volume in this hardbound trade – Tomorrowland.  It’s like Glastonbury getting its own graphic novel!  Tomorrowland follows DJs Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike on their DJ gigs as they battle evil from other dimensions on this cosmic/portal opening/spiritual/metaphysical journey to save Earth!  It’s kind of like the anime The Super Dimension Fortress Macross and Macross Frontier (or Macross Plus, or just whatever Macross incarnation/reboot you prefer) as the heroine uses her singing prowess to stop war and save the universe.

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Tracklist 1 – Epic Stadium-Masher: 1. Armin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie – This Is What If Feels Like [Audien Remix], 2. Zedd feat. Hayley Williams – Stay The Night [Extended Mix], 3. Adventure Club – Do I See Color [Dubstep Mix], 4. NERVO – You’re Gonna Love Again [Extended Version], 5. Coldplay – Every Tear Drop Is A Waterfall [Swedish House Mafia Remix], 6. Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch – Sweet Nothing [Extended Mix], 7. ATB feat. Ramona Nerra – Never Give Up [Club Mix], 8. Filo & Peri feat. Eric Lumiere – The Anthem [John O’Callaghan Remix, 9. David Guetta feat. Usher – Without You, 10. Armin van Buuren & DJ Shah feat. Chris Jones – Going Wrong, 11. Alice Deejay – The Lonely One [Hit Radio Mix], 12. Ian Van Dahl – Will I [UK Radio Edit], 13. Benny Benassi feat. Kelis, apl.de.ap & Jean-Baptiste – Spaceship, 14. Kaskade feat. Rebecca & Fiona – Turn It Down, 15. Avicii – Levels [Extended Version] and 16. Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child [Extended Version].


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Enter the world of Atmosphere by Kaskade

kaskade atomsphere“America’s Best DJ 2013” Kaskade just dropped his latest album – Atmosphere.  Pick up the album @ iTunes – the Deluxe Edition features 13 tracks, 1 Atmosphere remix track and included Atmosphere music video.

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UMF 2013: KASKADE FULL MP3 Download

If you weren’t able to attend Kaskade’s appearance at the Ultra Music Festival (UMF) 2013 then the EDM DJ star uploaded his full DJ jam session on his YouTube channel.  It’s pure stadium dance bliss.

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Sol Republic x Deadmau5 = Sexy Headphones

EDM star Deadmau5 collaborates with headphone maker Sol Republic.  These funky fresh headphones were designed by artist Joshua Davis and the end result is the Deadmau5 Tracks HD On-Ear headphones.

MSRP:  $149.99USD

For more info, go to:  Sol Republic x Deadmau5.

Wanna hear some Deadmau5? Here’s a recent selection – “Professional Griefers” feat. Gerard Way:

Soundtype Track 1 – Tunogo’s Remix of After The Fall’s “Don’t Feel”

We’re starting a new weekly blog series here on Retrenders called Soundtype where I’ll cover emerging artists or indie music that have recently hit my playlist. New music is an obsession of mine – just listening to new tracks takes up most of my day –  so it just made sense to write about and share with our audience which song or artist stood out that week.

Let’s start off the series with a remix from Tunogo, an LA based electronic music act helmed by Bass/EDM producer Jess Labb. She put together a nice dubstep/downtempo mix of After The Fall’s new single “Don’t Feel.” Here’s the track – After The Fall – Don’t Feel (Tunogo’s Benumb Remix):

If you like this, you can download the track for free (while it’s still available) or check out other tracks and EP’s by Tunogo on her Soundcloud page. Jess Labb is currently working on a follow up to the Intemperatus EP out on Sodio Recordings and you can find more info on Tunogo on their site – Tunogo.com

After The Fall (also hailing from Los Angeles) is releasing the “Don’t Feel” single later this month on September 25, and it includes this mix plus three others – here’s the teaser link for all the upcoming tracks.

Next week, I’ll highlight two recent remixes that just happen to share the same song title thus confusing me to no end as to which group sang what. See ya then!

Kaskade’s Freaks of Nature Tour

If you haven’t been able to attend Kaskade’s Freaks of Nature Tour here in North America, then check this video out by Kaskade’s YouTube channel:

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Interview with DJ/Producer Steve Aoki

steveaokijumping2012Check out this clip of Steve Aoki – he’s one heck of a talented guy who’s got some very interesting things to say about music and spirituality.  Of course the music in the background is thumping and clips from his shows just permeate with excitement and energy, but you can tell that this guy loves his job.

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Music: Kaskade BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

Kaskade BBC Radio1 Essential Mix

Whenever the subject of good music comes up – I think of Kaskade.  He’s the hottest DJ/Remixer/Producer on the planet right now.  I love his big stadium sounds – he knows to how get people onto the dancefloor.  Kaskade was recently on BBC Radio1’s Essential Mix program and he did an amazing 2 hour set.  Check out the Playlist Set.

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