I present to you the YGM Back To School Playlist. Tracklist features the likes of Linkin Park, MGK, A$AP Rocky, Alesso, Hit-Boy, 2 Chainz, Dirty South, Deadmau5, Madeon, Muse, Lupe Fiasco, Wahmaze, Mac Miller, Kid Cudi, Frank Ocean, and much more. It starts off strong with LP and Dada Life and then has a couple of chill Rap/ R&B songs lined up before the energy picks back up with massive new EDM tracks. Later in the playlist Hit-Boy leads the rap heavy section with features from Meek Mill and Kanye West. The playlist ends strong with some more hard hitting electro original mixes and a classic Lupe mixtape track that has to be on your iPod. Enjoy the school year and be sure to stream/download the playlist below.
3LAU recently released his fifth episode of 3LAU HAUS, the “Summer Never Ends Edition.” The mix features more throwback tracks than past mixes that usually feature more of chart toppers. You may not recognize all of the songs since some of them never hit the spotlight, but this mix as a whole is worth the listen. 3LAU included two brand new bootlegs to finish off the mixtape. Justin has really showed that he is here to stay.
3LAU also just announced some new tour dates. You can check out the tour dates in the above picture and purchase tickets here.
1. Dune – Heiress of Valentina (Alesso Remix)
2. Alex Guadino – I’m In Love (Original Mix)
3. Axwell – Nothing but Love for You (Axwell Remode)
4. Robyn – Hang With me (Avicii Remix)
5. EDX feat. Stromae – Sunset Miracles vs Alors on Danse (3LAU Bootleg)
6. Sultan and Ned Shepard Feat. Nadia Ali – Call my Name (Original Mix)
7. Madeon feat. Ryan Tedder – Icarus vs Calling (3LAU Bootleg)
8. Arty & Mat Zo Feat. Zoe Johnston – Rebound vs You Got To Go (3LAU Bootleg)
Daniel Pere took on Axwell’s massive tune, “Watch The Sunrise” and did a great job. The progressive house remix really makes “Watch The Sunrise” sound as good as new. The buildups and drops are great, definitely worth the listen. As always, thanks to Mark Dillon for submitting this massive new track. Download/stream Daniel Pere’s take to “Watch The Sunrise” below.
Hardwell is just coming off of the release of his major single “How We Do” featuring Showtek and is already back with a new one. This track was played in Hardwell’s set at the Nature One Festival and doesn’t have a title, but what I do know is that it sounds like a banger. Listen to the track below and check back in the future for a release date.
Two nights ago I was lucky enough be in attendance at the Identity Festival in NY. First and foremost I apologize for not bringing my camcorder, next time I am not letting rain stop me from recording. I wasn’t able to catch all of the DJs, but I saw most of if not part of the most prominent DJ’s sets. Just like last year, the organization wasn’t the best. But I definitely saw improvements from last years set up. My VIP passes allowed me to wander the amphitheater, so I can’t complain much. If you came early to the show you were in luck since you were able to snag a spot in the front, but if you happened to leave your spot you were not let back in. The front sections seemed to be full to capacity towards the end of the night, but I did not understand why the middle sections were closed off and GA ticket holders were left to only the nose bleed seats. Back to the show though.
I can’t comment much on the opening DJs that played since I saw very few parts of there sets, but what I can say is that they seemed to be nothing other than top 10 playlists. Maybe I missed a good DJ or two, but from the ones I saw (specifically “The Eye”), I felt like I was going to Beatport and scrolling down the top mixes.
The first big act that I was excited to see was Eva Simons (known most recently for her radio hit “Take Over Control” and “This Is Love”). Eva hit the main stage on time, but played a short set. I didn’t expect her to lip sync, but maybe I was the only one to notice. She still kept the energy high though and was a good opener for Arty.
Arty opened his set with a clean bootleg of RHCP’s classic “Otherside” and his original production “Trio”. Later in the set he kept the energy high, by dropping one of the most anticipated tracks of the summer “Years“. Alesso’s massive new tune exhilarated the crowd. ”Years” will be released on Beatport August 3rd, so make sure to check it out then. Arty delivered a solid set overral, but I felt that while the set went on it got weaker. His mixing and transitions weren’t perfect, but they were acceptable giving the huge crowd he was playing in front of and the nerves that must have kicked in. It wasn’t Arty’s best set, but I still enjoyed it.
Next up was the Dutch duo, Showtek. I didn’t catch all of Showtek’s set, but for what I did see, they delivered. Their diverse range of music allowed everyone in the crowd to at least enjoy some of the Dance acts performance. From trance to hardstyle Showtek delivered an interesting set. Showtek’s drops were definitely the heaviest of the night and the duo was by far the most energetic performers. From the second I received Showtek’s new collaboration with Hardwell in my email, I knew “How We Do” would be a crowd favorite. When Showtek dropped their latest offering at the festival the crowd erupted. It’s good to hear the originally techno based DJs from 2001 experimenting with new sounds. Watch a video from Showteks set here (not the best sound quality, but the video is clear). After Showteks set was over, I had to make a decision between watching the upcoming DJ sensation, Madeon or seeing the legendary Pryda.
I came to terms with myself that although I love Madeon’s music and believe he is highly talented, I may never get the chance to see Prydz live again considering his fear of flying. Fellow blogger, Jason caught Madeon’s set and he thought Madeon was brilliant. I will say that during Prydz set, I made a quick stop to check out the crowd showing over at Madeon’s stage and hear a couple of tracks and I was very impressed. The 18 year old French producer, fused rock, dubstep, electro house, and even electro pop into his set while still keeping the crowds attention. The speaker system may not have been the best at the Rockstar stage, but Madeon made the most out of it and had the crowd singing along and dancing at the same time. I’m sure I’ll be able to see Madeon in the near future as he becomes more prominent in the music world. Now back to Prydz set at the main stage.
Although I went off on a rant raving about Madeon, I still believe I made the right choice to watch Eric Prydz. Prydz’s set may not have been as energetic or hard hitting as the past performers, but Prydz’s set took me on a journey. His well constructed mixes/transitions throughout and impressive light show led to a memorable concert. If you ever have the chance of catching Pryda, I highly recommend checking him out. I probably knew 50% of the tracks that he played if that, but I still was captivated by his performance, stage presence and mixing. The night overral turned out to be better than I expected and with $25 GA tickets or $100 VIP tickets, one can not go wrong. The after party was a great plus too.
Anthony covered The YesGoodMusic Summer Party Playlist pretty nicely and I was having a lazy Thursday, so I thought why not create a YesGoodMusic Summer Chill Playlist. I compiled a couple of my favorite current laid back songs to make this 18 track playlist. The list features tracks from The xx, A$AP Rocky, Cris Cab, Frank Ocean, Timeflies, Urban Noize, Slightly Stoopid and more. Be sure to keep it in order (well at least have “Intro” first hah) and enjoy! The download, tracklist and stream are below.
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After much trial & error, hard partying, and hard work, the YesGoodMusic 2012 Summer Party Playlist is finally complete. Featuring the biggest and best songs in the music industry right now, from everyone from Avicii to A$AP Rocky to Gotye to Kap Slap, this playlist has all the music you’ll need for Summer 2012. Clocking in at just under 3 hours, this playlist is perfect for all your summer parties…. you can thank us later. Download/stream the playlist and preview the song list after the jump.
A new Muse track sprung a leak a couple of days back and today it was announced to be the 2012 official Olympics theme song. ”Survival” has that arena rock type vibe and fits the Olympic athlete montage perfectly.
Survival” will be played throughout the sporting sessions in all London 2012 venues during the entire Games, when athletes enter the stadium, the lead up to the medal ceremonies and it will be made available for international broadcasters of the Olympic Ceremonies to use in their broadcasts.
“It’s a huge honor to have the track chosen as such a major part of the London 2012 Olympic Games,” said Muse’s Matt Bellamy. ” I wrote it with the Games in mind as it expresses a sense of conviction and determination to win.”
Hoodie Allen released his sophomore EP last week entitled All American. He dropped Bagels and Beats (his debut EP), back in 2009 through iTunes, but All American was really Hoodie Allen’s breakthrough project. With 8 tracks featuring original production, catchy choruses, and solid verses by the LI native, Hoodie Allen delivered his best work thus far. Hoodie Allen really shocked the people when he hit that number 1 spot on iTunes and managed to stay their for more than just one day. How’d he do this? Read on to find out and stream/buy the EP after the jump.