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David Guetta Drops 60 Minute MEGA MIX to Prep Fans for EZOO

August 28th, 2014

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!

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Exclusive Interview: Chatting with Canadian Electro-Duo Dzeko & Torres

August 28th, 2014

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!”

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Robbie Rivera’s FREE Pre-EZOO Download – Available Now!

August 27th, 2014

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.

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Hump Day Tracks: Keys n Krates, Afrojack, Martin Garrix & more!

August 27th, 2014

Brush away those hump day blues with some of this week’s newly dropped tracks from Keys n Krates, Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Papercha$er, Quintino, Kenneth G and London Grammar! We’re sure these jams will get you in the mood and ready for the weekend.

First, we bring you the newest from Keys n Krates. “Are We Faded” was just released yesterday via DIM MAK RECORDS in anticipation to the trio’s forthcoming EP ‘Every Night’, which will be available September 23rd. The track has already gained support from the likes of What So Not, Plastician, Hudson Mohawke and more! With over 350,000 plays on Soundcloud, “Are We Faded” is sure to continue it’s success as a summer music festival staple.

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You’ll want to “Turn Up the Speakers” for the next track release. Legendary Afrojack has teamed up with dance music prodigy Martin Garrix to bring you the collaboration of the century. “Turn Up the Speakers”, released via SPINNIN’ RECORDS, is an “enormous main-stage, peak-time, big-room breaker of the highest possible quality” and is sure to continue with it’s infectious success.

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For those a fan of Adam Levine and Maroon 5, be sure to check out the killer remix of their hit summer smash single “Maps” from Papercha$er. The fresh mix includes uplifting synths, powerful vocals and moving melodies.

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Newly released on Calvin Harris’ FLY EYE RECORDS is the collaboration between Dutch electro master Quintino and rising star Kenneth G. “Blowfish” is the artists’ first release via FLY EYE and also the first time the two have joined forces for a collaboration. The track is “straight-up, big-room madness that shows the summer isn’t slowing down any time soon.”

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Finally, we bring you London Grammar’s “If You Wait” Remix EP II, available now! The remix compilation has been released in anticipation to their North American headlining tour, which kicks off in early-November. The exclusive EP offers a sophisticated set of remixes whom have put their unique trademark twist on the UK trio’s original tracks. Featured on the remix package are artists including Claude Von Stroke, Zero 7, Tourist, Tensnake and more.

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