Last month, the brother electro-duo from the UK, Disclosure, made their way to the mid-west to perform their “Wild Life” show at Lincoln Park Zoo in the city of Chicago. Just this week, the duo released a behind the scenes look at their “Wild Life” show series. Chicago’s performance featured Chicago house legend Green Velvet, along with Joey Bada$$ and George Fitzgerald. Disclosure also delved into the roots of the shows that have made some extremely memorable experiences for not only the duo, but also their fans and concert crowds, all across the globe.
Disclosure’s hit single “Latch” featuring vocalist Sam Smith went platinum in the US last month, selling over one million singles and cracking the Top 10 of the Top 40 at #7 on the charts! With well over 50 million YouTube and Vevo views of “Latch”, Howard and Guy of the dance music brother duo from the UK has officially made it big at the ripe ages of 20 and 23 with their Grammy-nominated and critically acclaimed debut album ‘Settle’.
Look for more to come this fall from the electro-duo Disclosure, as they continue to make big moves in the electronic music world.
In preparation of his extremely busy and jam-packed week ahead, David Guetta has dropped a 60 minute MEGA MIX to get fans pumped for his headlining performance at Electric Zoo! The mix features summer smash “Lovers on the Sun” featuring Sam Martin, which has hit the #1 spot in the UK, Germany and Scandinavia.
David Guetta headlines Electric Zoo Festival tomorrow night, August 29th, on the Main Stage from 930-11 pm. Also, don’t miss the superstar French DJ headline at iTunes Festival next Wednesday, September 3rd. You can stream the live performance at 1PM PST/4PM EST HERE!
Finally! Enter for a chance to win a trip to see David Guetta perform live in Las Vegas this September. The steps are easy: follow David Guetta on Spotify, share his “Lovers on the Sun” playlist HERE. You can enter the chance to win until Sunday August 31st – GOOD LUCK GUETTA FANS!
Canadian electro-duo, Dzeko & Torres, have come a long way in the past few years of their career. From the front row of a Tiesto show to landing a spot on the legendary DJ’s management roster, Dzeko & Torres’ story is full of chasing dreams with strong determination.
Luis Torres and Julian Dzeko got their start in music differently. Torres started taking piano lessons when he was only seven years old, and received classical training for 11 years after that, right up until he started university. Dzeko, on the other hand, played guitar when he was a kid, just for fun. When in school, he joined the school band and played trumpet and trombone.
Luis Torres and Julian Dzeko then found each other through an online forum about club events in Toronto. At the time, Torres was working as a photographer and graphic designer and Dzeko was working as an event promoter. The two quickly developed a friendship and started DJing around Toronto, spending time in the studio whenever time allowed, drawing inspiration from big-timers in the electronic dance music industry.
“We draw a lot of inspiration from a lot of places,” the duo explained. “Of course there are the obvious ones that relate directly to the kind of music we make (Tiesto, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso), but then we also take a bit from the deeper sounds of Maya Jane Coles and older, classic Morillo. Those influences are more apparent in small touches in our tracks, like the double kicks and skipped beats!”
In 2011, the duo released their remix of Jus Jack’s “Can’t Wait” featuring Black Dog, which caught the attention of Tiesto. The duo continued to work towards their dream and released a number of standout remixes of indie favorites on various record labels. Gaining a loyal fan base, Dzeko & Torres began to headline big-time festivals including Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland and TomorrowWorld. While progressing towards creating their style and improving their production performance, the young duo always kept Tiesto in the loop. With extreme perseverance, Dzeko & Torres was signed to Tiesto’s Red Light Management at the end of 2013, making their hard work “a dream come true”.
When asked who in the industry they would most like to collaborate with, the duo was quick to respond, “We’d love to be able to do something with guys like Laidback Luke or Carnage, anyone that could really bring something different to the table.” As for vocals, “John Martin, Michael Zitron, Ryan Tedder or the guys from Animal Kingdom are all amazing.”
Dzeko & Torres have spent their entire summer on the road touring around North America. While on the road, their summer play list consists of “anything that has good energy, without being too dark or over-bearing”, the duo said. “Kiesza’s “Hideaway and and edit we did using the Sam Smith vocals from “Latch” vs. Calvin Harris’ “C.U.B.A.”, both of those have been killing it all summer. The duo has made stops in over 20 different cities in the past few months, performing at a number of different music festivals and nightclubs from Los Angeles to Miami, Las Vegas to Toronto.
“Our favorite city to perform in is obviously our hometown, Toronto,” the Dzeko & Torres stated. “We also love playing in Vegas, Washington DC, New York City and pretty much anywhere in Texas. There are honestly so many fun cities to name because we’ve built such great friendships with a lot of promoters all over the place, and so we always have a blast wherever we are.”
The duo is making a pit stop along the Jersey Shore this Saturday, and we are sure to be in attendance! Stay tuned for exclusive photos from the event, and a brief catch-up with the rising duo before FADED drops on Monday, September 1st via Spinnin’ Records.
“Be on the lookout for some upcoming remixes and tracks over the next few months to go hand in hand with the Parental Advisory Tour we’re doing with Carnage,” Dzeko & Torres concluded. “..and come to one of the shows, it’s going to be absolute madness!”
In celebration of Robbie Rivera’s slammin’ planned set for Saturday at Electric Zoo Festival in New York City, the Puerto Rican house legend has released a FREE download of The House Mix “We Live For The Music”. The download is available now via Soundcloud! Rivera has had a busy summer so far with a summer touring spanning across North America and moving down towards Brazil. The Puerto Rican DJ’s solid plan of ending his summer madness in New York City for Electric Zoo during Labor Day Weekend is also a plan fans from all over the world are looking forward to.
Gear up for this weekend’s madness and festivities with Robbie Rivera’s FREE mix by downloading it HERE, and catch his performance on Saturday at EZOO on Randall’s Island.