We Talk With Kyau & Albert About Their Latest ‘Distant Lights’ Album (Out Now!) And Touring…And Beer!

As remarkable mainstays in this business of EDM, Germany’s trance legends, Kyau & Albert exhibit no signs of slowing down, and in some aspects, it seems as if they’re just getting started.  Their roots are deep in trance but as they’re currently promoting their latest album release Distant Lights, and its abundance of fresh and exciting elements, it’s evident they’re always doing their homework and scoring a ’100′ in the process.   With a duo name that stands on its own, they continually manage overwhelming support from fans old and new and respected counterparts in airplay, podcasts, guest mixes and collaborations.  EDM for Life had the pleasure of chatting with the unanimously delightful pair about the production of their latest album release, life at home, creativity in the studio, and their passionate side project, beer brewing.  Cheers to music and drink at its finest…

Screen Shot 2015-03-01 at 11.18.02 PMEDM for Life:  Your highly anticipated new album Distant Lights came out on February 13. The release date is coincidentally in conjunction with the celebration of Valentine’s Day and all of the amplified love in the air that goes with this holiday. Was that particular release date intentional?

Ralph:  To be honest, not really. We were just thinking of a mid-February release and just set this date.

EDM for Life:  Speaking of love and romance, you’ve once mentioned how your productions start out as a hook and then you add what you call ‘fantasy English,’ refining it until it’s complete. Please tell me it wasn’t just ‘fantasy English’ but that there’s a more romantic meaning behind the beautiful, lyrical success of “So Easy.”  [READ MORE....]

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Armin Van Buuren Releases ‘A State Of Trance 2015′ (Armada Music) Compilation On March 27, 2015

Twenty-fourteen was an eventful year for world’s biggest electronic music DJ and producer, Armin van Buuren. Last year, Armin earned a coveted GRAMMY® nomination and several Platinum sales awards for the hit single, “This Is What It Feels Like” featuring Trevor Guthrie. He also completed his Armin Only: Intense world tour and performed in front of more than 500,000 visitors across five continents during the course of a year.

Armin has constantly sought to expand and build upon the genre of electronic dance music (EDM) he helped define, opening up new worlds for himself and for his audiences. Armin’s critically acclaimed ‘A State Of Trance’ (ASOT) weekly radio show is heard around the world by 25 million listeners per week, with Armin introducing the best in new music and talent.

ArminCoverThough the ‘A State Of Trance’ compilation series is now in its twelfth year, the 2015 release marks the start of life on a bigger stage.

With a new collaboration with Mark Sixma, “Panta Rhei,” and a selection of Armin’s personal favorites, the excitement for 2015 has only just begun. In addition to an exclusive Gareth Emery remix of Cosmic Gate, the album contains 26 exclusive and unreleased tracks, including never-before-heard songs from Armada Music artists, Protoculture, Alexander Popov, and Orjan Nilsen, plus two new Gaia songs. The hotly anticipated song, “Safe Inside You” by Armin van Buuren presents Rising Star featuring Betsie Larkin is the first release in 13 years by Armin’s classic trance project.  [READ MORE....]

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CHAOS Keeps The Bass in the Family With “That Sound Feat. Katie Z”, Out NOW On Treehouse Tribe Records!

February 2015San Francisco, CA – Multigenre DJ and Producer CHAOS has teamed with his daughter Katie Z on the crisp, atmospheric House single “That Sound”. With bouncing synths and climbing basslines, “That Sound Feat. Katie Z” is a hypnotic, old style banger perfectly positioned to dominate dancefloors and festivals!

I have been very lucky to have worked with so many phenomenal female vocalist; to work with great voices like Erin T’Joe (aka Miss Hong Kong 2014) and Gabriela Heart has been a blessing, but to be able to record my own daughter singing to one of my songs was nothing short of amazing. We had such a great time bonding and recording the song.CHAOS  [READ MORE....]

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Markus Schulz “City Series” Continues With “Bine Făcut (Bucharest)” – Out February 27 On Coldharbour Recordings

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One brand new track each month inspired by and dedicated to
Markus’ favorite places in the world

***Listen to “Bine Făcut (Bucharest)”***
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Last month, Markus Schulz transported us to South Beach’s sexy “Bayfront (Miami)”. For February’s installment of Schulz’s ambitious “City Series” concept, he teams up with Tom Boxer to descend upon a city rich in art, architecture, and culture. This time, the Romanian capital of Bucharest is under focus, with its track titled “BineFăcut” which translates to ‘well done’.

As one of the phoenix cities of the dance music industry, “Bine Făcut (Bucharest)” explores its deep historical heritage. Teaming up with well-respected Romanian producer, Tom Boxer, the single combines an interestingly brooding melody with sinister basslines for a maximum dancefloor effect.

A recent stay in the Romanian capital for America’s Best DJ 2014, Markus Schulz, coincided with the country’s recent presidential elections, sparking scenes of jubilation amongst the residents. Whilst walking the streets and soaking up the feelings of hope and desire for strong bonds and relations, the events acted as an inspirational catalyst for Markus; sensing an emotion of achievement and accomplishment by the natives, an aspect he felt important to spread to a worldwide audience through his musical vision. Some 24 hours later, he found himself in the studio with Boxer procuring a sound profound enough to encapsulate the country’s developments, intertwined with memorable gigs throughout the years.

“Bine Făcut (Bucharest)” follows the first release from the “City Series,” entitled “Bayfront (Miami).” For the past eight years Markus has created a mix compilation and dedicated it to one city that inspired him that year. He mixes things up this year with his “City Series” which will see a new track each month that’s dedicated to a city that he’ll be playing at during that month. Schulz will record elements of the live show and utilize sounds of the venue to complete the forthcoming compilation titled Markus Schulz- World Tour 2015.

Stay tuned for more “City Series” release announcements and information on Markus’ upcoming tour dates, both solo and as New World Punx (w/ Ferry Corsten).

Markus Schulz North American Tour Dates:
February 28 | Monarch Theatre | Phoenix, AZ
March 20 | Ruby Skye | San Francisco, CA (Open to close set)
March 21 | Park City Live | Park City, UT
April 11 | Coachella | Indio, CA (New World Punx)
April 18 | Coachella | Indio, CA (New World Punx)
April 24 | Stereo Live | Houston, TX
April 25 | SoundGarden Hall | Philadelphia, PA
May 28 | Foundation | Seattle, WA (Open to close set)
+ More to be announced soon

For more information please visit:
www.markusschulz.com
www.markusschulz.com/forums
www.globaldjbroadcast.com
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Flatdisk ft. C. Todd Nielsen “Systematic Overdose” Out Now

Title: Systematic Overdose
Label: Big & Dirty
Release date: Out Now!

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Streaming: https://soundcloud.com/biganddirtyrecords/flatdisk-feat-c-todd-nielsen-systematic-overdose-original-mix

Beatport link: http://www.beatport.com/track/systematic-overdose-feat-c-todd-nielsen-original-mix/6227368

Info:
Big & Dirty
takes the next step into 2015. After delivering unquestionable banger “All The Ravers” coming from the mysterious project D.A.F., the Dutch label has recruited another heroes to play the main role on the dancefloors around the world during forthcoming weeks. The Italian duo Flatdisk teamed up with American singer C. Todd Nielsen (whose some of you may remember from the collaboration with Swanky Tunes released on Hardwell‘s Revealed Recordings a few months ago) and signed their new material to Big & Dirty Records. Who are the Flatdisk?

A breakthrough in their career came when they won Beatport’s official remix contest which linked them instantly with Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings. It turned out that both Revealed and Flatdisk have been paired up perfectly because their cooperation resulted in two original singles on the World’s No. 1 DJ’s label (apart from the winning remix which started the partnership). Being on a winning streak Flatdisk eventually started releasing other major brands and remixing for people like James Blunt brought out by American’s major Atlantic Records.

Having Flatdisk feat. C. Todd Nielsen – “Systematic Overdose” in the catalogue, Big & Dirty Records gives us another sign that their status will be rocketing in 2015. They don’t restrict themselves to one music style. “Systematic Overdose” is an upbeat progressive house piece consisting of silky smooth male vocals. It serves you right with quality, groove and its icing on the cake is C. Todd Nielsen’s voice. We can see this one working in vast variety of environments. From club’s dancefloors to people’s homes where you just want to relax and listen to quality music.

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Big & Dirty:
https://www.facebook.com/biganddirtyrecords
https://twitter.com/biganddirtyrec

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Dzeko & Torres “Alarm” Out Now On Musical Freedom Records

Watch: Dzeko & Torres “Alarm” music video

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Dzeko & Torres celebrates the day of the groundhog with the brand new original “Alarm” – supported by Tiësto, Martin Garrix, R3hab, and Blasterjaxx, among others.

2015 is poised to be Dzeko & Torres’ biggest year yet. Having closed out 2014 with major performances, a handful of massive remixes, and noteworthy singles including “Can’t Forget” in collaboration with Tiësto, “Tutankhamun” with Borgeous, and “Ganga” with MOTi, Dzeko & Torres have landed themselves as Hakkasan’s newest residents. With loads of new music on the way, keep a close eye on this burgeoning Canadian twosome.

Dzeko & Torres North American Tour Dates:

Feb 27 – Avalon – Los Angeles, CA
Feb 28 – Marquee – New York, NY
Mar 19 – Hakkasan – Las Vegas, NV
Mar 20 – Hakkasan – Las Vegas, NV

Musical Freedom:
www.musicalfreedom.com
www.facebook.com/musicalfreedom
www.twitter.com/musicalfreedom
www.youtube.com/musicalfreedomrecs

Dzeko & Torres:
www.dzekoandtorres.com
www.facebook.com/dzekoandtorres
www.twitter.com/DzekoandTorres
www.soundcloud.com/dzekoandtorres
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Dannic Edits BYNON & Domeno’s ‘Golden Hearts’ Into A Vocal-led, Melodic Treat Featuring Swedish Songstress Alice Berg

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Release Date: Out Now!
SoundCloud Linkbit.ly/1yYwr4k
Beatport Link: btprt.dj/1K2SD0F

From Revealed staple favourites bringing productions that are so ground-shaking they cannot be restrained by geographical borders, nor often pinned to one single genre, as 2015 proves to be the year that keeps on giving in the Revealed Recordings camp, Dannic’s edit of BYNON & Domeno’s ‘Golden Hearts’, is yet another that possesses the midas touch.

Domeno is known to fans of the imprint for his anthemic outputs including ‘Titan’ and ‘Science’, the latter of which cast a spell over the Summer season, not only featuring in huge live sets but also taking a coveted position on Revealed ‘s first ‘Festival EP’ back in June. Now, coming together with chart-climbing, show-slaying talent BYNON for ‘Golden Hearts’, its militant-style march beat, tightly-wound ascent into the melodic and centre-stage vocal, thanks to Swedish songstress Alice Berg providing the perfect missing piece, Dannic’s brand new edit delivers a hugely progressive track.

Receiving support from names including W&W and Dada Life, along with airplay on both #HardwellOnAir and Dannic’s #FrontOfHouse radio shows, this ‘Golden Hearts’ edit is set to gild the Winter in metallic madness, as it readies to storm not only the upper rankings of the Beatport charts but also stamp its undeniable appeal across many live sets to come.

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2015 – YEAR OF NOIZE – Boys Noize Celebrates 10 Years of Boysnoize Records

boysThis year, Boys Noize (Alex Ridha) celebrates the success of his non-conformist DIY collective, Boysnoize Records (BNR). Alex founded BNR in 2005 to retain full artistic freedom under Boys Noize and his different monikers, while releasing the music of like-minded and genre-transcending artists including Spank Rock, SCNTST, Djedjotronic, Strip Steve, Peaches, PILO and many more. The celebration kicks off with an exclusive free BitTorrent bundle featuring unreleased music, live mixes and other BNR content, followed by a series of BNR10YR parties in countries around the world. [READ MORE...]

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LTN & RONSKI SPEED PRESENT “LINT” Original Mix & Dan Stone Remix Out Now

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lintPREVIEW ON SOUNDCLOUD | PURCHASE ON BEATPORT

What happens when two devoted and innovative producers like LTN and Ronski Speed collaborate on a track? The result is a breathtaking progressive trancer with crystal clear synths and sparkling piano chords that lift up the soul. Titled “Lint,” the track hits all the emotional highs and lows you’d expect from these two names, with otherworldy background vocals adding to the melodic magic.

English sensation Dan Stone grabs the remix and ramps it into to a full-on floor stomper. The three producers have contributed a bona fide gem to the trance genre, sending ripples of hope for 2015 to fans of the classic sound. Add both tracks to your arsenal today on Beatport via Maracaido Records.

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Stash König Releases High Energy “REACTOR” Out Now on Betelguese Records!

stash1Originally from NYC and now living in Los Angeles California, Stash König is arguably one of the next big breakout EDM artists. The Dutch, German , and Native American artist creates Super Hard and Energetic upbeat, up tempo Big Room Electro/Progressive House Music.

Now 24 years old, Stash began playing guitar and piano at the age of 8, DJing at 13 and engineering and producing at 15. As a young teenager Stash began playing at underground warehouse raves. Stash König’s influences range from Hardwell and Tiësto to Axwell, W&W, Tommy Trash, Armin van Buuren, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello. Stash’s live show is an all out party going hard like each night is the last night of his life. He feeds off the crowd like a carnivore, and the more hyped the crowd gets, the harder the set , as the energy builds to a crescendo.

I’m definitely a producer first. I’ve been creating music all my life, and I see DJing as my outlet to express myself to the world. I feel like my style brings a new sound and energy to the scene and completes my vision of literally moving huge crowds into a frenzy! I want to connect with people one on one! Electronic music has now clearly established itself as the future, influencing nearly every genre, and I see this as my own personal vehicle to be able to contribute.Stash König

House Music Producer Stash König has released his bass laden, Progressive House single “REACTOR”, out now on Betelguese Records!

Listen to Stash König’s “REACTOR” on SOUNDCLOUD

Reactor is everything that pumps me up; I envision the crowd exploding on each drop like a nuclear reactor in a shared moment of frenzied, combustive crescendo. It’s a mutual experience between the crowd and artistStash König

Buy Stash König’s “REACTOR” Online:
Beatport | Amazon

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