Being a classically trained pianist first puts Zedd in a rather enviable position—pretty much every one of his dance bangers can be pared down to its melodic parts and tinkled out on the ivories. Case in point: this new version of “Find You,” which, when you hear it on Zedd’s debut LP, Clarity, is a bombastic, synthy number, but here it’s been rendered into Charmin-soft sweetness with the help of Matthew Koma, Miriam Bryant, and Anton Zaslavski’s trusty grand piano.
Yep, it’s 2014 and the internet is still going gaga for lists, but hey, there’s still a fair bit of value in those hyper-simplified clickables—especially when it comes to rounding up great tunes. Catch a few floating around the net, plus much more, in today’s roundup.
Remember during the Super Bowl when Krewella surprised a bunch of unsuspecting sports fans in New York by dropping in on their party (sponsored by Bud Light®) and performing an impromptu version of “Enjoy the Ride“? Well, today they released the real-deal video for the track, and it’s teeming with all sorts of steampunk-carnival vibes.
As you may already know, Mysteryland, which is said to be the world’s longest-running electronic music festival, will hit the US this spring, setting up shop for the first time in Bethel Woods, NY (the site of 1969′s Woodstock festival), from May 23-26. Over the last two decades, the Dutch brand has made it its mission to bring together underground up-and-comers with dance music’s more mainstream heavy-hitters for an event unlike any other—one that’s handily earned its now 21 years of existence.
Today, promoters ID&T announced the lineup for Mysteryland’s first-ever trip to the US, and it’s a stellar one. Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Fedde Le Grand, NERVO, Chase & Status, Booka Shade, Jesse Rose, Chris Liebing, Dillstradamus (that’s Dillon Francis and Flosstradamus), and about 240 more acts will perform over the course of these three days.
Congratulations to David Guetta as his remix of Avicii’s “Addicted to You” just hit the #1 spot in our Beatport Top 100.
Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance radio show isn’t just one of the most listened-to dance-music programs around—it’s also one of Miami’s most coveted events when van Buuren brings it to the Ultra Music Festival stage, as he has done for the past few years. In anticipation of this March’s ASOT 650 gig (yep, the show’s 650th episode), which van Buuren will play under his GAIA moniker, Ultra released a wrap video of last year’s performance (that’s ASOT 600, if you’re keeping track), and we’ve got it for you today.
Laidback Luke fans traveling to Miami have got more than just a lot of partying to look forward to. The producer and DJ isn’t only adept at the decks, it turns out—he’s also a bit of a kung fu enthusiast, and he’s set to bring those martial-arts skills to a special one-off class that anyone can attend.
To call Pete Tong a broadcasting legend would be to do the man a disservice. So fortunately the Queen of England has gone and one-upped that claim by bestowing upon the DJ/radio host the title Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (now imagine that in Keanu Reeves’ voice). Yesterday, the Queen’s grandson, Prince William (aka the Duke of Cambridge), presented Tong with the award at Buckingham Palace.
Skrillex is a polarizing force, to be sure, but is he still really “the most hated man in dubstep”? His former critics are beginning to sing the man’s praises, and for good reason—so maybe it’s time you reconsidered your stance?