We all know Beatport is infamous for their remix contests and If you're a regular visitor you may be familiar (and if you're not you should be!) with the name Candyland. Santa Monica natives, Ethan Davis and Josie Martin are the twosome that successfully won two Beatport Play remix contests in a row! With that said, many of their remixes come in the form of Dubstep but you can find other sounds here too.
It's been a hot minute since our first edition of "The nyPod Files" and after scouring for the hottest mixes out there...of course, we weren't disappointed! Take your pick of sets filled to the brim with fresh house beats to classic rock and open format!
1. Imanos: Decked Out Episode 21 (Incl. The Knocks Guest Mix)
2. DJ PHRESH: Sing 2 Me Mix
3 DJ Chris Wonder: Live from Provoc Cafe (April Fools)
4. Tommie Sunshine: 'Walking In A Raver Wonderland' DJ Mix
5. Vikas: Pencils of Promise Gala 2012
6. The Knocks: Solé Fixtape Vol. 4
Another Dutchman is quickly earning props for his versatile sounds. Sandro Silva could easily beam with veteran status in the electronic music space. He's been making music since 2006 at the mere age of 16 when the "EDM movement" was quietly awaiting it's immense take over on Generation Y.
Now at 22, the Dutch star will release his “Let Go Tonight” EP on Ultra Music. The first track from the EP, “Libra" has already made its way into sets from the world’s biggest DJs. And how can you refuse it’s gorgeous instrumental set? Grab it here on Beatport.
UK dubstep producer, Gemini has had quite a few months to add to his list of musical accomplishments. Born Thomas Slinger, the 22-year-old dubstep producer is inching closer and closer to redefining the techniques we typically see in that genre. While running his own label, Inspected Records, the young buck recently released his new album, Mercury EP, and has remixed everyone from Lana Del Ray to Diddy Dirty Money to Kelis.
Have you ever just wanted to plan a party in the most hassle-free way possible? Well, then you are in luck because a brand new start up, VenueTap has just launched today! The new venture is a customized venue matchmaking site based in New York City. It aims to combine the ease and efficiency of the web with the personal touch of a talented Venuologist.
“Think of VenueTap as the Patti Stanger of venue matchmaking, except our members don’t need to be millionaires- in fact, our service is entirely free,” says co-founder Dan Rieger. "We filter through the city’s venues, weed out the duds and pair our members with only the best selection. Through our custom-built online platform, members can now easily find their perfect match, based on their celebration type and specific party needs.”
If you don't see the powerful trio, Above & Beyond as pure British Trance gods than you might be missing out on what it is to actually experience and hear good music. There are truly amazing trance producers out there, but A&B just generates a special connection to their audience. Their new video for "Alchemy" featuring Zoë Johnston shows just that.
The video tells an emotional tale of a relationship that diminishes when a woman finds her lover with someone else. The track stands right to Jono Grant, Paavo Siljamäki, and Tony McGuinness' true style. It's deeply filled with melodic chords behind the pleasant vocals of Zoë Johnston can capture your soul right from the beginning.
McGuinness told Rolling Stone that the track is "an honest, raw expression of betrayal." I think that's something we can all relate to. Watch the video below and see for yourself.
One thing you should look into that just might get you through the week is when LENNO makes his debut in NYC this Saturday Dec.1 at Electric Beach along with NYC based DJ, Andrew Miller.
Hailing from the outskirts of Helsinki, Finland, this 17-year-old Disco House DJ and producer is without a doubt one to watch. He's pegged to be the next up and coming name in Scandanavia’s take over of the electronic world.
Having remixed everyone from dance music heavyweights like Martin Solveig, Dirty South, Above & Beyond to Indie/Pop stars such as Foster The People and The Knocks, it should be no surprise that this young prodigy is already gathering support from the industry big guns.
If you're a fashion lover in NYC then you know how exciting it is when a pop up shop comes to town. So while the men's lifestyle brand, 2(X)IST launches its first- ever pop-up shop pop be sure to stop in and shop for a great cause! The brand is also giving back to the community this holiday season by donating 100% of profits to the American Red Cross in Greater New York to help restore the region and provide for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. 2(X)IST will also continue drops of basic essential pieces including the brand’s signature crew-neck t-shirts, long underwear and henleys to those communities hit the hardest.
The wait is over and the day is here. Timeflies' long awaited EP, One Night is out for the world to hear. Since the NYC based duo broke out onto the scene, they've garnered much attention and can now add a huge accomplishment to their already amazing track record. In what is a true testament to their movement yet not surprising, their new EP soared to #1 on the iTunes Top Pop Albums Chart and is also #2 on the iTunes Top Albums Chart. The five track EP is currently beating out releases from top selling artists such as Rihanna, Pink and Taylor Swift.
The dynamic duo, who recently sold out New York's Terminal 5 in just one week, have made quite a name for themselves. When we chatted with them back in October, they were already forces to be reckoned with and have since been covering countless hit records from popular artists using their genre bending techniques to give each song their own Timeflies twist.