I need to listen to music while I work and Spotify is the best way to listen to music in the world today. There's so many players in the EDM scene right now it's hard to know who to listen to and what you can gladly skip over. Thankfully, if you’re looking for the perfect tunes to carry you from the morning commute to happy hour, check out "mint" playlist, best of 2017 electronic music.
From Axwell Ingrosso to Galantis and from Kygo to Skrillex , this list was made to induce proper feels. So with credentials in place, we suggest subscribing to the Spotify playlist below for the EDM tracks you should be setting your winter to: sit back, relax and plug in your headphones as you scroll through the best of this year!
Written by @Simona
Making a strong entry on KSHMR label Dharma, Padé brings a wonderful deep house tune in the form of The Olive. Expect sultry vocals, nice choir backings and a violin based chorus, full of melancholy and exotic vibes, surely an impressive tune to end Dharma's founding year!
Written by : Thibault Duret
@2017 DJ MAG ASEAN
Six years ago , Skrillex released one of the most iconic dubstep records of all-time in “Bangarang.” This track reinforces the fact that Sonny is not content with just being one of the premier EDM producers in the world, Bangarang push his trademark sound to a whole other level. Bangarang is it’s own beast, varying in style all while maintaining the distinctive feels associated to Sonny’s output. However, the top notch production and attention to detail result in a finished product that is anything but ordinary, and if this is Skrillex’s norm, other dubstep producers need to step up their game to avoid being left in the dust.
The quirky clip depicts a gang of kids using pyrotechnics to hijack an ice-cream truck from its "mustachioed" owner. They eventually grow up to become career criminals and perform a full-blown heist, proving that the choices you make as a child really do have an impact on your entire life.
Regardless, today again , Bangarang gives plenty to talk about.
Written by @SIMONA
@2017 DJ MAG ASEAN
You abvisouly heard about that, Tom Swoon would have caused a fatal road accident while driving under influence of alcohol. Progressive house star DJ is already in jail for the next two months. He is currently at risk a minimum of 2 years in prison, with a sentence up to 20 years.
After that Spinnin 'had already canceled and delayed the release of ' Put Em High ', now he is loosing his booking agencies. His name no longer appears on Most Wanted Entertainement wich represent him for Asia, on Yppro for Poland and on Active Talent Agency for the rest of the world.
In other words, the rest of his career was seriously compromised.
Written by Thibault Duret
@2017 DJMAG ASEAN
GRAMMY®-nominated superstar Kesha has unveiled her cover of show-stopping track "This Is Me," off "The Greatest Showman – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (available now via Atlantic Records). The uplifting song, originally performed by Keala Settle, was praised on Oprah's Favorite Things List 2017 ("'This Is Me' should be everyone's theme song") in addition to receiving a nomination for Best Original Song – Motion Picture at the 75th annual Golden Globes. The 20th Century Fox musical film, which hit theaters this past Wednesday, received three total Golden Globe nominations, also including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by and Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy(Hugh Jackman).
The Greatest Showman is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. The Greatest Showman is directed by exciting new filmmaker Michael Gracey, with songs by Oscar and Tony® Award winning and GRAMMY®-nominated duo Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen) and starring Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman. Jackman is joined by Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Zac Efron, and Rebecca Ferguson.
Kesha recently released her third album Rainbow. It was praised by New York Times, Billboard, Vanity Fair and more, as well as ranked #4 in Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2017.Rainbow earned Kesha the first GRAMMY® nominations of her career, with Rainbow up for Best Pop Vocal Album and the single "Praying" getting a nod for Best Pop Solo Performance.
For more information on The Greatest Showman, please visit www.foxmovies.com/movies/the-greatest-showman
For more information on Kesha, please visit www.keshaofficial.com
DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE ALONG WITH FELLOW '3 ARE LEGEND' COMPADRE STEVE AOKI GIVEAWAY NEW COLLABORATION FOR CHRISTMAS!
When Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike and Steve Aoki first combined forces for the most epic supergroup'3 Are Legend' in dance music, fans knew that expectations for main stage live spectacles and in-studio tracks that slay would be more than surpassed. From smashingULTRA Miami to Tomorrowland, Creamfields to Ushuaia Ibiza, their presence explodes and entrances in equal measure and now, as a Christmas thankyou, the unstoppable trio are giving you, their wildest and dearest fans, a free download of their monster collaboration 'We Are Legend'.
Some fans might even recognise the featured vocalist,Abigail Breslin. The Oscar nominated star of Little Miss Sunshine, who has also appeared in Hollywood moviesZombieland, Signs, Enders Game and was also cast in August: Osage County, the film adaptation of thePulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, alongsideJulia Roberts, Benedict Cumberbatch and Meryl Streep. Abigail's collaboration on the track isn't her first foray into the world of music, releasing her own album'The World Now' back in 2013, but this is her first time being the feature vocalist on a dance record – and it's fair to say she has completely made this record her own!
Head to www.weareleg3nd.com to unlock the stadium-ready track – Merry Christmas!
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Given today's world of instant-gratification and social media over-sharing, the music video for Alex Midi's latest single "Send" will give fans plenty to relate to. "The idea for the video came from a news report that I saw about "nomophobia" (smartphone separation anxiety). Believe it or not, it's real and it's affecting many people. We thought it would be a cool idea to make a video that would spread awareness about this problem, in a way that a little bit satirical. So we shot it as an infomercial on a made-up rehabilitation clinic and the steps you can take to break your smartphone addiction," said Alex Midi.
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This weekend, dance music's biggest mainstage slaying duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike will spark a fuse that will illuminate the 2017 calendar. In the past four years, they have played no fewer than 11 Sportpaleis shows, selling a total of 215,000 tickets.
Taking over Antwerp's iconic Sportpaleis again for 4 nights (December 15,16,22 & 23) of sold-out shows in front of a total capacity crowd of 80,000 people over the weekend run of events.
For those fans who were unable to attend the concerts, Dimitri and Mike will be turning the cameras on for Saturday 23rd December and welcoming fans from all around the world to tune-in and enjoy "Bringing the Madness : Reflections". This weekend, on 22 and 23 December, Jonas Blue will warm up the crowd.
Tune in to the Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Bringing The Madness : Reflections Livestream on December 23rd:www.bringingthemadness.com
The show will also be broadcasted on following radio/tv channels on December 23rd : Q2 (Belgian TV), PlugRTL (Belgian TV) & Radio One (India), Dance FM (Dubai), Sirius XM (USA), Virgin Radio (Romania), Dance Paradise (Brazil), Radio S (Turkey), La Marka (Nicaragua), Future Sounds (Japan), Kontor FM/Sunshine Live (Germany), Mixfeever (France).
Timing Saturday December 23rd:
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Bringing the Madness: Reflections
18.30 – 19.25: ANGEMI
19.25 – 20.25: MATTN
20.25 - 21.25: JONAS BLUE
21.30 – 23.45: DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE
Had it somehow escaped your attention, of late Grotesque has been in overdrive. Within just the last month alone the label side of RAM’s marque has notched up a hat-trick of Beatport #1s. Their events arm meanwhile have just brought word of a 2018 international expansion, with Grotesque shows confirmed to tour the States, Asia and Europe. On the mix-comp front, RAM is a man whose largesse likewise knows no limits!! Fresh off the back of last month’s killer ‘Reworked & Remixed’ outing, with ‘Grotesque 300’, he’s ready to formulate another mix-spectacular into December’s equation.
To celebrate the transmission of another 50 episodes of the Grotesque Radio Show, our trance troubadour again descended on Rotterdam’s historic Maassilo compound in early December. In tow were 5000 wildly up-for-it fans, and another unforgettable crowd-wowing night was the sure-fire outcome.
A CD ‘compadre’ to its milestone celebrations, ‘300’ delivers an all-dancing all-trancing Carnival of the Grotesque companion to your door! Heading up the mixes are tech-trance legend Marco V, the Grotesque kingpin himself, RAM and one of the scene’s most rapid risers in 2017, Darren Porter. Over 31?2 hours and across 43 tracks, it brings the night’s highs back into the sharpest focus. The three spinners have compiled and mixed the best, most seismic, most ‘300’-capturing trance available into it!
Over its 3 discs, you’ll discover original productions & reworks from a host of the scene’s most illustrious names. A Mardi Gras of Ferry Corsten, Darren Tate vs Jono Grant, MaRLo, PureNRG, Talla 2XLC, Stoneface & Terminal and Sean Tyas are but a handful of those involved. There’s an abundance from the newer names too, with the latest studio-weapons featured from ReOrder, Shugz, Lostly, The Noble Six, Ikorus, Dark Monks, Daniel Skyver and heaps more besides. Leaving their own inimitable marks on the discs too you can count on plenty from the production houses of Marco, Darren and RAM too.
So prepare for a fast flashback to that ‘Cirque du Trance’: Grotesque 300. The album is available online, through physical stores and via streaming sites now here: https://grotesque.choons.at/300
Mix 1 - RAM
01. RAM & Darren Porter - The Calling [Grotesque 300 Anthem]
02. Vimana - We Came (Andres Sanchez Uplifting Remix)
03. Daniel Skyver - Temper Temper
04. Etasonic & Dany G - Flying in a Dream (RAM & Cari Remix)
05. Craig Connelly featuring Tricia McTeague & Rory O’Grady - Meet At The End (Amir Hussain Remix)
06. Alan Morris & Adrian Morton - Keep Coming Back
07. CRW - I Feel Love (Omar Sherif Remix)
08. ReOrder & RAM - Opus Dei
09. RAM & Stine Grove - RAMore (Daniel Skyver Remix)
10. Andres Sanchez - One More Tune!
11. Darren Tate vs Jono Grant - Let The Light Shine In (2nd Phase Remix)
12. Paul Denton - Re-Offender
13. Steve Allen & UDM present Nightflyers - Dopamine
14. Dark Monks - Insane (Binary Finary Remix)
15. RAM - Melbourne (Fusion Mix)
Mix 2 - Marco V
01. MaRLo - The Launch
02. Marco V & Paul Denton - Network
03. Smith & Brown - Last Landing
04. Marco V - It's Black
05. Ferry Corsten - Trust (Heatbeat Remix)
06. Amir Hussain & Daniel Skyver featuring Cari - Sahara
07. Dan Thompson - Delusion
08. Stoneface & Terminal - So What
09. Gene Xander - Paradigm City (Erika K & Daun Giventi Remix)
10. Shugz - Extremity
11. Marco V - Aranck
12. Kiyoi & Eky - Humanity
13. Ikorus - Checkmate
14. Lostly - One Last Look
15. XiJaro & Pitch featuring Artifi - Maple Valley
16. PureNRG - Midnight Blue
17. Marco V - Tribute
Mix 3 - Darren Porter
01. Darren Porter - Opening [Grotesque 300 Intro]
02. Marco Torrance & Natasha Jaffe - Under the Diving Bell (DIM3NSION Remix)
03. Tau-Rine - Energy
04. Stefano Brigati - Rise
05. Tau-Rine featuring Alaera - In The Memory
06. Midway - Amazon (Allen Watts Remix)
07. Talla 2XLC & Alessandra Roncone - Luce
08. The Noble Six - Firewalker
09. Darren Porter & Katherine Amy - Let It Burn
10. Sean Tyas & Darren Porter - The Potion
11. The Cracken - Revolution
12. UCast - Deranged
13. Alex Wright - The Vixen & The Lioness
14. Andy Blueman - Sea Tides (Energetic Mix)
15. Richard Sebastian - We Will Meet Again
16. TrancEye - Distant Dream
Fresh off the back of his latest release 'Skank', on 'Revealed', KURA is in prime position to cap an impressive year, by taking the reins for the second edition of 'The Sound Of Revealed' compilation. 'The Sound of Revealed Vol. 2' provides fans with nearly 60 minutes of the best Revealed has had to offer in 2017, consisting of a combination of some of the biggest names on the label and the next generation of future stars that have been taken under Revealed's wing.
Comprising of names such as, SICK INDIVIDUALS, Kill The Buzz & Badd Dimes, and label bossHardwell the mix ranges from the banging drums and party-inducing recent Thomas Newson output 'Combat', to the chill anthem of 'Insanity' by Rooverb, Alan Crown & Alicia Madison. Of course several originals can be heard from the Portuguese maestro himself with 5 KURA originals inside the mix, including his latest smash 'Skank'. KURA's selections for 'The Sound Of Revealed Vol. 2' showcases his top tier mixing abilities, selecting the most diverse from the label, guaranteed to appease the most discerning of electronic music fans.
Having garnered massive support in 2017 from the likes of label head Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Tiestoand Nicky Romero, KURA is in the perfect place to provide us with 'The Sound Of Revealed Vol. 2'. Ranked at #48 in this year's DJ Mag Top 100 poll, KURA has established himself as the highest ranked Portuguese DJ of all time. The producer has crafted a stellar back-catalogue of original productions including 11 Top 10 Beatport tracks with 3 hitting the #1 spot.
Not only captivating fans with his high-octane productions, KURA has cemented his place across all the major festival circuits, including world premiere dance events, Tomorrowland and ULTRA. His hectic schedule has seen the Portuguese star perform across the globe, from Ushuaia and Amnesia to Singapore's infamous Zouk, throughout seven separate world tours. KURA also premiered two music masterclasses as part of Amsterdam Dance Event 2017, as well as playing alongside the likes of Don Diablo and Sander Van Doorn.
Rounding off his impressive year with 'The Sound Of Revealed Vol. 2' and new single 'Skank', KURAmakes his mark on Hardwell's revered imprint, further cementing himself as an artist to watch in 2018.
The Sound of Revealed Vol. 2 Tracklist
1. Thomas Newson - Combat
2. AWIIN - SWANG
3. Sick Individuals feat. Greyson Chance - Walk Away
4. Kill The Buzz & Badd Dimes - Dirty Drums
5. Rooverb, Alan Crown & Alicia Madison - Insanity
6. Steven Vegas & Kevin Brand - Caribbean Bass
7. MR.BLACK x Ale Mora - Party People
8. KURA - Loki
9. Lucky Charmes feat. AWIIN & Redlyte - Bring Back Di Bass
10. JAGGS - Doinky
11. KURA - Skank
12. Krimsonn - Hold Me Close
13. KURA & Syzz - Calcutta
14. Hardwell & Henry Fong feat. Mr. Vegas - Badam
15. Syzz & ANG - Donut
16. Hardwell & MOKSI - Powermove
17. KURA - Bangalore
18. Hardwell & KURA x Anthony B - Police (You Ain't Ready)
19. Maddix - Mantra
Buy/Stream 'The Sound Of Revealed Vol 2' Here