Thursday, March 27th
Project 46 at Dream Highbar
Reporting by Michael Poselski
Project 46 and Digital Lab set the perfect pool party vibe with an intimate performance at the Highbar, located on the rooftop of the Dream Hotel. Highbar resembled an oasis with daybeds and palm trees surrounding the sparkling swimming pool. Twenty-four stories high, the location offered a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Atlantic Ocean and the electric cityscape of South Beach. The nearby ocean generated a cool tropical breeze that made the warmth of the humidity a delight.
Patrons relaxed poolside and sipped their favorite drinks as Digital Lab took to the turntables. The proclaimed ‘sound scientist’ manifested the chill pool-party groove with tracks like Daft Punk’s “909 Revolution” and Mark Knight’s “Your Love.” As the party started to heat up, he turned up the energy and got the crowd moving with bangers like A-Trak’s remix of “Heads Will Roll” and Swedish House Mafia’s “Leave the World Behind.” Canadian powerhouse duo, Project 46, took over seamlessly and transitioned into an even happier and uplifting mood dropping progressive house tracks like Avicii’s “We Are Your Friends” and their very own collab with Kaskade, “Last Chance.” The party reached its climax as the sun finally tore through the dark clouds and the attendees reveled in the intoxicating bliss of the atmosphere. This party epitomized what Miami Music Week is all about, it was truly a special experience to see DJ Mag Top 100 rated artists play a tailored set in such a pleasant and intimate environment.
One of the most talked about sets from Ultra Music Festival this past weekend has to be Kaskade's main stage performance on Friday night! And now we are happy to announce that he has made his entire euphoric set available for free download. You can catch it via the official Ultra Live stream. The free download is available through his Soundcloud page.
It is only a few days before the parties start for Miami Music Week, and the excitement is almost too much to bear. And for a good reason too; MMW hosts a whole lot of pool parties, boat cruises, and exclusive shows featuring the best names in electronic dance music, ending in the three day musical masterpiece that is Ultra Music Festival. Of course, not everyone gets to attend all of these wonderful gathering, or any at all for that matter, which is why UMF Radio will be broadcasting live on SiriusXM radio all throughout Miami Music Week.
Our first playlist for New York Fashion Week 2014 consisted of an eclectic mix of jazzy tempos from the likes of Gramatik and pop favorites from Lady Gaga to Bruno Mars. This second playlist features a more sultry collection of sexy female--but not limited to--vocals riding deep alongside euphoric basslines. Runway music oftentimes have the quality of being deeply mysterious, alluring and seductive, which are the key factors that helped shape this playlist. Like fashion, old tunes never go out of style. This mix consists of old and fresh new tracks that will have you bumpin' to your playlist en vogue.
Every year, the Grammys can always be counted on to be jam packed with some of the most spectacular performances and surprising award wins of the year, and 2014's show was nothing short of just that. This year, the 56th annual Grammy Awards proved to be a celebration of music past, present, and future, with host LL Cool J guiding the night through it's incredibly diverse music collaborations and dynamic performances. It was only right, then, for the Queen B herself, Beyonce, and music mogul husband Jay Z to start the show off right with a slick and sexy performance of 'Drunk In Love' that made sure everybody was going to "be all night."
2013 is coming to a near finish, which means it's time to reflect on the year's most exciting Artists and DJs. The rise of EDM is no secret and not to be overrated. With an abundance of new talent, artists recreating their sound, and stellar festival sets that stood out from the rest, the EDM scene looks like it's constantly generating exciting buzz all throughout the year. Here's our pick of the Top 20 DJs who's made a great impression in the electronic music scene:
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Calling all Clockwork fans- today marks the day when he releases his new remix of Kaskade & Project 46's melodic house tune, "Last Chance." When Henry Steinway aka Clockwork aka RL Grime, performs under the moniker Clockwork, one can expect progressive house tracks with funky and heavy bass drops. His latest remix delivers just that. Clockwork has been having a prolific year while performing for major festivals like Ultra Music Festival and EDC Las Vegas. His latest remix debuted back when he performed at EDC Vegas and now it's on Soundcloud for devoted music fans. You can buy the track on Beatport here.