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Don’t Go

Tune Brothers’ new LP kills it. Grab the release here.

Here’s my favorite track.

1)Don’t Go (Original Mix)-Tune Brothers *Hot*

Straight up House-Music, straddling the line nicely between electro-house and tech-house. Gotta love it.



Summer Special: 4 Amazing Mixes, One Post.

Summer is upon us, and with it comes an abundance of time for extended music-listening sessions. Be it laying down on the beach, commuting to an exotic weekend locale, relaxing, or partying, add these 4 mixes, each unique and spectacular in their own regard, to your summer rotation.

The first two come from to personal friends of mine. The second two come from remarkable up-and-coming European producers.

1)Not To Be Mistaken for Vodka-EEKO

EEKO, DJ and Dancing Astronaut extraordinaire, absolutely brings it with this mix. Put this on at your pregame or party and have every single demographic pleased. He opens with the tongue-in-cheek pop banger, and proceeds to demolish it with a plethora of dutch, progressive, and electro-house masterpieces. Perhaps the most impressive part, besides the inclusion of some of his own bootlegs, are the incredibly seamless transitions that keep the mix flowing smoother than a Vodka Tonic with lime. Follow EEKO on Twitter and hit him up on his Facebook to give him props.

2) May 2011 Promo Mix-Jay Costa

After hearing this mix I had to pause and ask myself if Jay Costa is half-Swedish. Heritage notwithstanding, Costa brings it with a slew of massive tracks that would sound right at home within the set of an Ultra Main-Stage Headliner. This mix should be called Big Tunes 101. Cue this up at the peak hour of your party and watch people go HAM.  I shit you not I’ve listened to if 4 times already and every time I like it more and more. Hit Jay up on his Twitter or his Facebook and show love for blessing your ears with this bad-boy.

3) Tony Senghore DJ Mix 16-Tony Senghore

Is Hard Electro more of your thing? You’re going to love this one then. Tony Senghore, who happens to hail from, funny enough, Sweden, Attacks the mix with reckless abandon, and dark sounds aplenty. This is for that blackout, sweaty, party when things start getting really weird and you need a mix that thoroughly represents how schwasted everyone is.

4) TrailerTrash 7th Birthday Mix-Gesaffelstein (Mediafire Link)

Gesaffelstein’s sound makes Tony Senghore’s sound seem as dark as an albino. An eerily beautiful 36 minute symphony of Techno, Acid-House, and Electro awaits you upon playing this mix. Listen at your own risk.


New Nicky Romero Previews Abundant

You can’t say I didn’t see this one coming. Feeding off the immense hype building around him, Nicky Romero has released two previews of upcoming tracks of his. One, a remix, the other, an original production dropping on Sander Van Doorn’s Doorn Records.

1)Keyword (Preview)-Nicky Romero

Coming to a club near you 6/6/2011. One of the things I love about Soundcloud is that you can just see a song building up into a massive climax. The visual cue heightens the anticipation of what you’re about to hear if you ask me. I can see how dorn decided to pick this one up though. Amazingly progressive/trancey feel/support of a fellow Dutchman, it all makes sense.

2) Out of the Dark (Nicky Romero Remix)-Housequake 

Dark, Subliminal tech-house. It’s amazing the diversity of sounds Romero is capable of effortlessly mastering. Every track, you see something different out of him. At the ripe age of 22 he seems incapable of relegating himself to a single sub-genre, and much more content extrapolating the essence of different styles of production, and putting his own unique spin on them. Bravo.


We Are Your Friends

Finals Week=Jack too lazy to look for new music.

That’s totally chill though because I have mad old fuego that you’ve never even heard.

1)We Are Your Friends (Chris Moody Mix)-Justice **Dumb Hot**

Another “We Are Your Friends” Remix? Not so fast there tiger… Before you write off this release, keep in mind this is the preferred mix that the Bergling has been playing out lately. When you hear that drop you’ll know why. It teases the vocals and leads into something that is easily transitioned out of.


Mifflin Donezo’d

Mifflin has come and gone, thank you to everyone who came out for the DJ set and to all my friends who were visiting/returning who made this an amazing weekend.

1)Personal Jesus (Mick Kastenhold & Andrew Dee & Alaa 2011 Bootleg)-Depeche Mode *Hot*

One of the younglings put this track on during the Jock Jams Patio Party and I immediately became a fan. You will too.

UPDATE: Now with Video! Check the last 5 minutes of my set.


He’s coming.

It’s almost time. The hottest DJ in the world hits Madison, Forever changing the way Mad Ave will be perceived as a venue.

Less than 100 tickets left.

If you haven’t already, Get your tickets HERE

1) Agora (Original Mix)-Thomas Gold ***FUEGO***

This track was featured on Strictly Rhythm Records’ Avicii Miami chart. It bumps. Perfect track to get you ready for the melodic rhythms of the Swedish wunderkind on Wednesday.


Play N’ Stop

5 years from now when Nicky Romero is headlining the Ultra Main Stage, just remember who put you on the game. It’s happening. the 21 year old dutchman has displayed so much versatility with his production, his remix of “Flash” is getting played by everyone from Axwell to Fedde, and Wolfgang Gartner is even opening up his tour set with the banger.

1) Play N’ Stop (Original Mix)-Nicky Romero ***FUEGO***

This record is such a remarkable diversion from anything we’ve heard from Nicky. It’s the embodiment of the Pacha Ibiza Dance Music sound which dominated the late 90’s and early 2000’s. It’s the modern incarnation of Chicago House, and if Nicky can transition from drumline-riddled Dutch Bangers to something like this with such effortlessness, it’s scary what he’s going to do to Dance Music in the future. Stay tuned.