Last week I had the pleasure of attending Life In Color in College Station, Texas, home of Texas A&M University and Johnny Football Manziel (Gig 'em.) Apparently it is also home to some of the most ratchet partiers in the South because some of the things I saw at this show will forever be burned into the pleasure centers of my brain. Paint looks good on everyone.
So I get to the venue and there are police cars everywhere, not a good start. Honestly though that was only the fault of the College Station Police Department (Can I get a 'fuck the police'?), and can't be blamed on L.I.C. or the event company, Silver Platter Entertainment, at all. Once inside the venue I headed straight to Borgore's trailer because i'm a fangirl and I just wanted to twerk it for him..Or to take vodka shots with the legend. After that I headed on stage to watch David Solano and that was one of the best decisions I made all night because watching him play from behind the scenes was absolutely mesmerizing. His visuals on screen were cool and all, but watching this guy mix was such a treat, the dude has skills.
Borgore stepped on stage and the atmosphere in the crowd instantly got dirtier, and I mean that in a good way. I have said it before, and I will say it every day, Borgore is my favorite live DJ of all time. His mixing is unmatched, and his song selection is absolutely perfect. He played all of my favorites, as well as a few new tracks that he was playing out for the first time. Honestly the highlight of my night was hearing him play 'Love', which is one of my favorite songs from the Israeli legend but I had never heard him play it live before that night.
This was my very first paint party and honestly I don't think I could have picked a better event to attend. Life In Color and Silver Platter Entertainment were both excellent hosts and made my experience there absolutely incredible. Props to everyone!
Check out the amazing pictures that our resident photographer/author/PLUR-Mom took, HERE!
When we posted the audio of "Rage" a few months back it was very well accepted by you guys. This time around we have visuals to show you and they don't disappoint. You can pre-order their album "Vertigo" here! that will be out on October 15th!
Hyper Crush the trio out of Los Angeles recently released this dance track titled "Rage" that really gets the juices flowing. The seductive vocals entrance the audience will the groovy drum pattern makes for a standout production. I really enjoyed the difference this one brought compared to the other tracks I have been sent recently so I thought I would post it up and see what others thought. Make sure to support this rising group by snagging this tune on the itunes link provided below.
After my incredible and surreal experience at Meltdown Music Festival I was itching for my next show, and luckily I would only have to wait a few days to see two of my favorite producers throw down in my hometown. I've had the opportunity to see Crizzly several times, but CRNKN has been on my "must-see" list since Trap music exploded in the last year. The event took place at Daisy Dukes, the biggest bar/venue in College Station, right next to the Texas A&M campus (Gig 'em). EDM events are always a strange sight here in College Station because of the odd looking mix of girls in tutus and PLUR bracelets clashing against guys wearing Wranglers and boots, but that's Texas for you.
The opening DJ finished up his set and CRNKN slow-walked up to the stage, grabbed the mic, and screamed "Is Texas ready to get ratchet?!" and judging by the crowd's response, we were. What took place over the next hour in his set can only be described as pure electronic bliss. He played a virtually seamless mix of bang-your-head trap music and rage-your-face-off dubstep. I was already a huge fan of CRNKN and his remixes, but now he has made my list of favorite live DJs. I also loved that although he is primarily a trap producer, he mixed in a lot of crunchy dubstep tracks to set up for Crizzly, while at the same time giving his set the same feel as his originals and remixes.
Enter Crizzly. This crunkstep-banging Texas native is a favorite here in College Station and the energy in the crowd definitely represented that well. He had a hype man with him and normally I hate those guys, they talk too much during songs and are generally pretty annoying, but this guy was amazing and really kept the energy at a really high level. Plus who doesn't love a loud black guy wearing a kilt? Yes, he was wearing a kilt. Crizzly played for a solid hour and 45 minutes and in that time he played almost every single song he's produced (Except his Lost Woods remix, which i'm still a little upset about) and he played them LOUD! At most shows in small venues like this that I go to the most energy is up at the front and then as you go farther back in the crowd it gets more tame. Nope. The entire crowd was going as hard as if they were up on stage and it was AWESOME. I honestly don't think i've ever had that much fun dancing at a show. Crizzly, thank you for throwing down one of the most ratchet sets i've ever had the pleasure of witnessing.
All in all this was an extremely good show. The only negative aspect was the company putting on the event, Silver Platter Entertainment. The staff or employees that they had running the event were being extremely rude, even going so far as to start a fight with one of my friends. Normally I don't get offended when i'm not allowed backstage, but considering i'm a friend of Crizzly's and I work for a large music blog, I was hoping to get treated a little better than "I don't care who the hell you are, your website doesn't mean anything". Shame on you Silver Platter.
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Night Crime just sent over this crazy electro tune 'Rage' that they just released, and boy am I glad I got a chance to listen to this one! Aggressive right out of the gates, this one is just a straight BANGER. The song already has support from the likes of TJR, Botnek and Bassjackers, and it is no surprise since this song is the definition of a slapper. The aggressive build foreshadows an immense complextro drop that is sure to get everyone dancing. 'Rage' is pretty much the most on point name for this track because that is exactly what it makes you want to do -- RAGE. Go grab this one for free and show these guys some love for helping you get your rage on!
Night Crime & Fyor – Rage | Download |
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Deniz Koyu, the mastermind behind two of last year’s biggest tracks – ‘Bong’ and ‘Tung’ is back at it again with another festival crusher. ‘Rage’, Koyu’s latest offering via Sebastian Ingrosso’s Refune label, is exactly what it’s name says. The track is a huge production made with the intention of inciting pure mayhem when it gets played out. The song builds epically into a rage ensuing drop with crazy layered synths, pounding drums and a general crazy feel. The song has already received support from the likes of Swedish House Mafia, and is sure to receive tons of air time during festival season this year when energy levels are high. Keep on the lookout for Koyu who continues to impress more and more with every release.
Deniz Koyu – Rage | Beatport |
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Been a huge ADWR fan for a while now and it's because of their songs like this. If you've never gotten lost in their song Higher Than High then you really need to do it right now. That's what this song reminds me of though, is that chill Dubstep, not the head banging grimy growl that we are all so used to. Don't get me wrong I love when my head gets knocked off my shoulders due to bass but this right here is just a beautiful remix. Give it a listen and hit up that free download if you like it.
Pennybirdrabbit - Treehouse (At Dawn We Rage Remix) | Download |
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There's nothing better to get a party going than a dope mashup. While we've all heard mashups from the likes of 3lau and Kap Slap, I wanted to share with everyone some mashups (new and old) that you may not have heard before, and that I think are pretty dope. Below you'll find a little bit of every genre, and I guarantee at least a few of these mashups will blow the mind of everyone at your next party! Scroll down to get the download links! (P.S. They're all 320kbps for all my DJ's out there)
1. DJ Maxi - Attraction (Chris Brown vs. Ne-Yo vs. Marvin Gaye vs. B.O.B vs. Britney Spears)
2. Mochi Beats - Blessed Bass (Avicii vs. Big Boi vs. Nicki Minaj)
3. Skrillex vs. Feed Me - The Blood Red Cinema (Styles&Complete Mashup)
4. Deniz Koyu vs. Rihanna - Bong De Replay (MixmstrStel Mashup)
5. Deniz Koyu vs. Avicii - Bong Into Darkness (Hardwell & Dannic MashUp)
6. JRowe - Bounce My Beach House (Calvin Harris & Kelis vs. Sex Ray Vision)
7. Chuckie vs. Fedde Le Grand, Mr. V - Breaking Up Back & Forth (PeaceTreaty Bootleg)
8. Mashup Germany - California Finale (Madeon vs. 2pac vs. The Killers vs. Nickelback vs. Bob marley vs. Cedric Gervais vs. Will Smith vs. Beverly Hills Theme vs. P.O.D. vs. M.I.A.)
9. Revolvr vs. Busta Rhymes - Catch Em' By Revolvr (Party Favor's Vocal Bootleg)
10. Dillon Francis & Diplo vs. Porter Robinson - Change (5 & A Dime Bootleg)
11. Showtek & Justin Prime vs. Avicii vs. Zedd - Clarity Ball Silhouettes (KATB MashUp)
12. Dirty South & Daft Punk vs. Hard Rock Sofa - Coming Home Aerodynamic Quasar (Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso Bootie)
13. Lil Jon & LMFAO vs. Soulja Boy - Crank That Drink (Lil Jon & DJ Kontrol Blend)
14. Dotcom - Dill the Motto (Notrious B.I.G. vs. Dillon Francis vs. Tyga vs. Drake vs. Dev vs. Lil' Mama)
15. Change - "Dinosaur Mac & Cheese" (Alesso vs. Keane vs. The Killers vs. Project 46 vs. Dirty South)
16. Archie feat. Benny Benassi, Gary Go, Wynter Gordon, Gym Class Heroes, Neon Hitch, Chuckie - Dirty Leto (Buck Mashup)
17. Change - "Down" (Zedd vs. Dada Life vs. Ludacris vs. Modulation)
18. Nero, Kill The Noise, Skrillex & Zeds Dead - Dream (5 & A Dime Bootleg)
19. Lil Jon & LMFAO vs. Bingo Players - Drink Rattle (Lil Jon & DJ Kontrol Mash)
20. Kaskade vs. Dada Life - Dynasty Noise (Kaskade Mash Up)
21. Super 8 & Tab vs. Oceanlab - Elektra Satellite (Myon & Shane 54 Mashup)
22. Mashup Germany - Every Teardrop Has Super Bass (Sean Paul vs. Coldplay vs. Nicki Minaj vs. Childish Gambino vs. Macaulay Culkin)
23. Basic Physics - Feed My Heart (ft. Dada Life, Matisse & Sadko, Justin Bieber and Madeon)
24. DJ Maxi - First Sight (Bingo Players vs. Jessie J vs. Flo Rida vs. Calvin Harris vs. Carly Rae Jepsen vs. Kids at the Bar)
25. N3AKO - Flux Party (Flux Pavillion vs. Lil Jon vs. Dev vs. Juicy J vs. Knife Party)
26. The Jane Doze - Follow Running Foxes (Zedd vs. Foxes vs. Deniz Koyu vs. Wynter Gordon vs. Youngblood Hawke)
27. Cake Effect - G6 Beautician (Dillon Francis vs. Busta Rhymes vs. Far East Movement vs. Lil Wayne)
28. Aylen - Ghetto Unison (Porter Robinson vs. Knife Party vs. Alvaro vs. Lil Jon)
29. DOOBI & DURD3N - Goin' In with Snapbacks & Tattoos (Birdy Nam Nam vs. Driicky Graham)
30. Change - "Heaven" (Swedish House Mafia vs. Example vs. Adrian Lux vs. Beat Service)
31. Rudebrat vs. The Cataracs & Dev - Knas To The Top Of The World (DubStuck Mashup)
32. Stelmix – Kryptonite’s Sexy Love Child (Swedish House Mafia vs. Jochen Miller vs. Lady Gaga vs. 3 Doors Down vs. Alex Clare vs. Akon)
33. Stylust Beats & Wick-it the Instigator - La Bamba 2013 (Los Lobos vs. Yung Gwapa vs. Dead Prez)
34. Kaskade & Ken Loi - Lessons In Love (Kaskade & Neon Trees vs. Headhunterz & Promise Land)
35. Cake Effect - Let's Roll Like This (Porter Robinson vs. Lil Jon vs. Adele vs. Mims vs. Electrophants)
36. Sex Ray Vision - Living In 2012 (Archie & Fareoh vs. Fedde Le Grand vs. Bon Jovi)
37. Sexybeats - Living in a Damaged Minibar (John Dahlback vs. Lazy Rich vs. Hirshee vs. Gregori Klosman)
38. DJ Maxi - Love Pump (Rusko vs. R. Kelly vs. Ludacris vs. The Black Eyed Peas)
39. Stelmix - A Million Good Times (Otto Knows vs. Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen)
40. Tim Gunter - Mo' Kids, Mo' Problems ( MGMT vs. Mase vs. Puff Daddy vs. Notorious B.I.G.)
41. Hardwell & Dannic - Only Girl In The World vs. Bungee (Rihanna vs. Afrojack & Bobby Burns)
42. Party Favor - The Only Girl Warping With Turbulent Insomnia (Party Favor Meets Dj's From Mars Bootleg)
43. DJ DiBella - Party & BS Two Days Straight (DiBella Mashup)
44. DJ Billy C - Pop That Satisfaction B#tch (Benny Benassi & RL Grime ft. Ludacris & French Montana)
45. Bingo Players vs. Wolfgang Gartner vs. Fatboy Slim - Praise You L'Amour on Girl (KATB "Round 'Em Up" Edit)
46. Robin Skouteris - R.U.D.E (Timbaland ft Justin Timberlake vs. Rihanna vs. Pharell ft Gwen vs. BEP & more)
47. Koyote - Reload The Trap (Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash vs. Alex Young & The Hi-Yahs)
48. A-Trak vs. Waka Flocka vs. Drake vs. Jacques Lu Cont - Round of Applause (A-Trak Mashup)
49. The Hood Internet - Runawayfully (Kanye West vs Journey)
50. Tommy Trash - Sending My Flashback (Calvin Harris vs. Swanky Tunes vs. R3hab)
51. Swedish House Mafia vs. Robin S - Show "One" Love (Hardwell Did It Again Bootleg)
52. Exige - Skrillex Mashup
53. R.T. - Snap Back Swag Get Up!
54. Basto vs. Zedd - Stormchaser vs. Fall Into The Sky (Chuckie Mashup)
55. Porter Robinson vs. Coldplay vs. Avicii vs. Above & Beyond - Sun & Moon Bromance Paradise (DubStuck Mashup)
56. Calvin Harris, Florence Welch & Flux Pavilion - Sweet Bass Cannon (TBMA Mash-Up)
57. DJ Topsider - 'Til It's Over (Example vs. Ne-Yo vs. Calvin Harris vs. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike)
58. Felix Cartal Ft. Maja (Autoerotique Remix) vs. Bloody Beatroots (Gigi Borroco Remix) - Tonight RockSteady! (PeaceTreaty Bootleg)
59. Clockwork - Touch My Shotgun (Zedd vs. Daft Punk vs. Busta Rhymes)
60. Pass The 40 - Trance a Make Her Dance
61. Kaskade vs. Nicky Romero - Turn It Down Toulouse (Kaskade Mash Up)
62. Martin Solveig vs. Nicky Romero vs. Laura La Rue - Un Deux Night Out Toulouse (Laidback Luke Mashup)
63. Pnau vs. Tommy Trash vs. MGMT - Unite Kids (Tommy Trash Private Bootleg)
64. Late Nite Krew - Unleash The Turbulence Shots (2012 Party Bomb)
65. Skrillex & 12th Planet vs. Tyga & Chris Brown vs. Waka Flocka & Yung Gwapa - Wankster Muzik (DubStuck Mashup)
66. Afrojack & Steve Aoki vs. Zedd - We Slam The Beef (Koyote & Bassfarmers Bootleg)
67. A-Trak vs. Kanye West & Jay-Z - Where My Money At (A-Trak Bootleg)
68. Dada Life vs. Sandro Silva & Quintino vs. Usher vs. DJ's From Mars - Without the Motherfucking Epic (Party Favor Bootleg)
69. Hardwell vs. Laidback Luke & Example - The Worlds Natural Disaster (Hardwell MashUp)
70. NERVO vs. Pixel Cheese vs. Tim Berg - You're Gonna Love Bromance Again (Pixel Cheese Bootleg)
71. Clockwork - You Used To Llove Me (Kaskade, Dada Life vs. Calvin Harris)
Because there are so many mashups here, I had to break them up into 5 separate folders so that I could upload them. So go ahead and grab all five parts below!
Bootleg Pack Part 1 | Download |
Bootleg Pack Part 2 | Download | Alt Download |
Bootleg Pack Part 3 | Download |
Bootleg Pack Part 4 | Download |
Bootleg Pack Part 5 | Download |
I look forward to this podcast every month, it's always packed with the latest huge tracks, as well as unreleased bootleg-bangers from Blau himself. Anyway, this month's edition features a predominantly hard tech theme which you realise from the track list alone, but if you're not into that theres some big electro in there too, but most importantly, this mix goes HARD! Blau does an exceptional job as usual, of building up an atmosphere with each track, which more often than not leads to a nasty drop. The transitions are seamless which comes together to formulate pure rage. Hit up the download on Blau's Facebook page and party on!
3LAU - 3LAU HAUS #8 | FB Download |
1. Discopolis - Committed To Sparkle Motion (Dubvision Remix)
2. Dirty South & Michael Brun feat. Foxes - Rift vs Clarity (3LAU Edit)
3. Martin Solvein - The Night Out (A-Trak Remix)
4. Hardwell Feat. Amba Shepard - Apollo (Original Mix)
5. Tiesto vs Albin Meyers feat. Kaskade - Maximal Drop (3LAU Bootleg)
6. Topher Jones - Brohammer (Nari & Milani Remix)
7. Rick Mitchells - Sub Zero (Original Mix)
8. Rock Massive - Rock's Massive (Porter Robinson Remix)
9. Michael Woods - VMS (Original Mix)
10. GTA - Booty Bounce (Original Mix)
11. Flosstradamus vs Tujamo & Plastik Funk - Who's Original Don (3LAU Edit)
12. Dillon Francis - Bootleg Fireworks (Original Mix)
13. Diplo feat. Nicky Da B - Express Yourself (Original Mix)
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You might as well stand up before you hit play because you won't be able to fully appreciate the intensity of this track in a seated position. Spag Heddy came out of nowhere (Well, the Netherlands) with this track and he is making waves with it already. Huge, dubstep-induced, filthy waves. It's been a while since i've found a filthy dubstep track that i've loved, but this is an instant favorite for sure. Still sitting down? Well stand up already, because this song SLAPS!
Breathe It - I Wanna Talk (Spag Heddy Remix) | Download |
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