Saturday, August 23, 2014

Album Review: Porter Robinson - Worlds

Porter Robinson released his second album Worlds on August 12,2014 and it did not disappoint. Following the success of his previous album Spitfire in 2011, Porter Robinson takes electronic dance music to another level. Listening to the entire album was definitely not a bore, I did not just listen to it once, I listened to it over and over and over again. There is only one other album that had me doing that: Avicii's True. Honestly, if I have to compare both, Porter Robinson's album is better. Unlike EDM albums that have been released lately (let's not get specific with genres and subgenres here, don't be sensitive), every track here sounds and feels different from one another, in other words it's not redundant. At only 22 years old, this DJ from North Carolina is already topping charts. I can't simply pick a favorite track because I'm loving all of them, but I guess I have to pick 2...that would be Flicker and Fresh Static Snow. I'm not surprised he made Flicker, being a "Japanophile" and all. He is currently on Tour and will be in LA on September 13, 2014 and in Pomona on September 14, 2014. For a complete listing click here. Let me know what you guys think, Tweet me and don't forget to also follow me on Instagram: @emdeeedm
Enjoy the weekend!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Watch Tomorrowland 2014 Live Stream

Tomorrowland 2014 is now being broadcasted live via YouTube.  Enjoy!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Listen To Tomorrowland 2014

For those who want to listen live to Tomorrowland 2014, it is being streamed live right now at . You can also access it live stream through the Tunein Radio App. Once you have downloaded the app search for "my959" it will take you to Hawaii's Dance Station, click play and voila! Enjoy!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Album Review: Tiesto - A Town Called Paradise

Released on June 13, 2014 Tiesto does it again with A Town Called Paradise. This album is definitely a lot better than his previous album: Club Life Vol. 3 Stockholm which was released last year. While yes most of the tracks include vocals,  it's a different feel from the usual Tiesto tracks we hear. I know some people are not liking where electronic music is going because now they say even Tiesto is being drawn into 'pop-ish' tracks. Some even hate the term 'EDM' and how tracks are now being played on mainstream radio. I say we should just embrace it and welcome it with open arms. The fact that it's on mainstream radio only means that more people are being drawn to EDM and are actually liking it. As the saying goes, the more the merrier. Change is good, learn to evolve people. Anyhow back to the album review, I can't seem to pick a favorite track because they're all so good, but alright a few of my favorites include tracks 4 and 5 and really loving track 12 the only one without vocals. Tiesto will be at Hardfest 2014 this coming August 3. For tickets and info click here.
Let me know what you think about the album, Tweet me or leave me a comment on Google+, don't forget to also follow me on Instagram @emdeeedm

Friday, June 20, 2014

This just in

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Eric Prydz - Liberate

Okay so I've just finished writing up my Tracked Tracks of the week for you guys out there and turned on my Spotify to check out some tracks and stumbled upon Eric Prydz' track Liberate and wow I'm so blown away I had to post it right away. Actually, I heard this one months ago I think on BBC Radio 1's Pete Tong. Listen to the intro on this one and if you know me by now, you would know that I'm big on intros. This one did it for me. Eric Prydz you genius you.

EDM Tracked Tracks Of The Week

Zedd ft. Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant - Find You
Completely in love with this track! This was released on January 24, 2014. I don't know if you all still remember but this was actually used in a Bud Light ad during the Superbowl. Now it's included in the soundtrack for the movie Divergent. Anton Zaslavski aka Zedd,  from the bottom of my heart thank you for making this track.

Daft Punk - Digital Love
I can't seem to find the original mix of this track on soundcloud and so it's not included on my playlist however I did take the liberty of posting the official video for you guys. Released back in November 21, 2011 this track was featured in the film Interstella 555, which I have never seen, but boy am I in love with this song.

Duke Dumont - Need U (100%)
This one was released May 7, 2013 and has been one of my favorites. Love the fact it actually sounds like a house track from the 90's except it's from last year. Oh and it also got nominated at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Dance Recording and climbed the UK Singles Chart in April 2013. There's no denying I am a fan of Adam Dyment (yes Duke Dumont, stay with me here) especially with his track I Got U (what's with the U's?) which is one of my absolute favorites. I was also trying to find out with the help of my dear friend Google how he went from Adam Dyment to Duke Dumont, unfortunately I did not find answers or maybe I'm just not patient enough to go through all the links. So if anyone of you can shed some light to this please do Tweet me. 

Afrojack - Annie's Theme
Somewhat a little throwback track from Afrojack. This one was released Dec. 3, 2012. I miss tracks like this from him, lately he's just been sounding a little too pop-ish with tracks like Ten Feet Tall and The Spark, which are nice tracks no doubt but nothing that displays Afrojack's talent. His new album is due to be released May 19.

Masquer - There Was The Smell Of Grease (Florian Paetzold Remix)
Masquer is Kicki Halmos and Pelle Lundqvist from Stockholm, Sweden who describe their music as "dark pop with an edge". This awesome track from them was remixed by German producer Florian Paetzold who has done several remixes from Mumford and Sons to Ellie Goulding. This track is definitely on my repeat list, there's something about that piano that changes the game of remixing a track.

SoloWg - L.O.V.E. 
SoloWg is a group from Germany made up of Nigel Kober, Dario Murgo and Hendrick Lochter. This track was released as a freedownload on Soundcloud together with another track called W.H.Y. This track is like a cross between deep house and dance, loving the beat on this one.

Para for Cuva ft. Anna Naklab - Wicked Games
This one is a remake of the song "I Wanna Fall In Love" by Chris Isaac. Awesome job on this track, different from the tunes I hear these days.

Audien- Elysium ( Original Mix)
Okay here we go, time to wake up! Unbelievable track from Audien released March 9, 2014.  He is currently working with Matthew Koma (who isnt?) on a new track called Serotonin which I will be featuring on my next Tracked Tracks.

Gorgon City ft. MNEK - Ready For Your Love 
Easy laid back track from this DJ duo from
London. If you're in SoCal, they will be performing at Hardfest on August 3, 2014.

Deadmau5 - Strobe
Even though I haven't always been the biggest Deadmau5 fan, this track isn't too bad.

Daft Punk - Derezzed (Avicii Vocal Remix)
Love this track from Daft Punk.  If you've been reading my blog, you will know that I'm a big fan of Daft Punk. This one though was remixed by Avicii and turned out even better. Taken from the movie Tron, Disney also made an EDM inspired album that includes this track and many others like Mat Zo, Armin Van Buuren and Kaskade.

That's all for this week's Tracked Tracks,  stay tuned for the next playlist and don't forget that you can take this playlist on the go by downloading the Soundcloud app and adding me Redjuke1119. Let me know what you think, Tweet me or leave me a comment on Google+.

(Source: Duke Dumont Official Website, Artist DirectMasquer Official Website)