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Entries in Aly & Fila (10)

Tuesday
Jun042013

5 Mixes to Get You Pumped for Electric Zoo 5

Festival curation is a gift often overlooked, and today Made Event came through in more ways than imaginable for the third phase of the Electric Zoo lineup. Phase II had all the bases covered with headliners representing the best of bass, Tech, and Electro - but that was just the beginning. While I will admit that there isn't a genre-specific flow to a lot of these stages, it really doesn't matter with the talent that's been confirmed. You'd think it'd be hard to get me excited over something so far away with over five festivals before the big hurrah to end the summer, but this schedule is seriously slick. To get you all as stoked as we are we've compiled a few mixes representing the best new zookeepers added to this year's roster.

John O'Callaghan

If anyone's going to transition the vibes from bass to 140 JOC's the man to do it. His style is all about the pressure between vocal rifts and the thrust of relentless basslines that hammer the sounds through the crowd. As Ireland's top DJ, John forged an alliance with John Askew's Discover early on in his career which paved the way for him to rank 24 on DJ Mag's Top 100 by 2009. Later that year he established one of Armada's most successful sub-labels Subculture, which has since provided a haven for him to harvest talent specific to his driving sound. Kick off the festival bright and early Friday with JOC at the Hilltop Arena!

Orjan Nilsen

One of Armin van Buuren's closest allies has also been giving him a run for his money. The artist has demonstrated since 2011 his knack for commanding a main stage crowd with the sounds of Trance & Progressive as one of the scene's biggest breakthrough artists, but his history goes much deeper. As a native of the polar region of northern Norway, Orjan used the isolation to his advantage picking up the keyboard at age seven and later moving on to synthesizers as a teenager. His productions fluctuate widely between old-school rave Trance and Electro "Trance 2.0," but he's never afraid to throw a curveball with chunkier basslines and a shade of Tech. I'll be excited to see him for the first time Friday at Main Stage East!

Nicole Moudaber

The Tech vixen caught my attention on a sweaty day the first weekend of Ultra when I was wandering stages and found my home under the sprawling MegaStructure. Since then I've been hooked to her inescapable groove that straddles the dark and groovy sides of Tech House in a way that's quite indescribable. After her widely celebrated album Believe, Nicole's been ripping up stages from Cielo in New York to the huge clubs of Ibiza. Over Memorial Day weekend Nicole pulverized the cavernous Underground stage at Detroit Electronic Music Festival in one of the headiest sets I've heard this year. And her hair is awesome. Catch Nicole Sunday with Drumcode co-conspirator Adam Beyer at the Sunday School Grove.

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Monday
May062013

"Saw" (Original Mix) - Hiroki Nagamine

There's not many DJs from Japan, but judging by the tweets we get in Japanese all the time there's no doubt an emerging market for dance music all the way across the Pacific. Hailing from Ibaraki prefecture near Tokyo is Hiroki Nagamine, a self-described "uplifting Trance producer" who's been at it for three years. "Saw" serves as his debut into the year of 2013, and quite a massive one, already picking up support from Aly & Fila among others. Synth and bass shimmer with brilliance in a track that escapes the constraints of language achieving purity of sound and emotion. Hiroki's definitely on our radar.

By Edward Fancher

Monday
Apr152013

Free Download: Aly & Fila Future Sound of Egypt 284

Today was a tough day to experience, and all of my thoughts and prayers go out to the people suffering out there right now. It's hard and quite draining to focus on anything when tragedy strikes, so for now I hand you over to some of the most healing musicians in today's Trance scene. Aly & Fila are just giving us a sample this week of what's to come with the 300th episode of Future Sound of Egypt just around the corner. In a brilliant hour mix the two debuted three new remixes and three new originals padded between some of their own uplifting mixes and some of the better new tracks being played by their peers. Grab the free download and soak in the synth!

Tracklist

01. Giuseppe Ottaviani & Eric Lumiere – Love Will Bring It All Around (Original mix) [Blackhole]
02. Johann Dee – Blue Circle (Original Mix) [D.Max]
03. Paul Gallagher – Home (Nick Rowland Vocal Mix) [Global State]
04. Jonas Steur – Castamara (Solis & Sean Truby Remix) [CDR]
05. Aly & Fila feat. Chris Jones – Running Out Time (Uplifting Mix) [FSOE]
06. North & Sanchez – Nightshade (Original Mix) [Insight]
07. Phil Dinner – Daydream (Original Mix) [CDR]
08. Holliday & Valker – City Life (Manuel Le Saux Remix) [Vacate]
09. Illitheas pres. Nera – Your World (Original Mix) [Motiv8]
10. System F – Spaceman (Space Raven Remix) [CDR]
11. Stage – My Heart & Soul (Pavel Yudin Remix) [AEZ]

By Edward Fancher

Monday
Apr082013

Track of the Day: "ID" - ID [ASOT 600 Aly & Fila Rip]

I had to pick a special track to honor one year of being a part of this wonderful online family that has grown at EDM Lounge, and this one is so special no one seems to know what it is. This track has that classic 140 Trance with an electric melody line that made my jaw drop when I first heard it. I felt immediately that I had heard this before or something like it, that maybe it was a 2013 rework of a classic anthem but I couldn't find anything. Music speaks for itself so just take a listen (and help us ID it). Thank you to all of our followers for a wonderful year in which our family attended EDC NYC/Vegas/Orlando/PR, Camp Bisco, Electric Forest, Coachella, HARD Fest, Nocturnal/Beyond Wonderland, Governors Ball, Veld Festival, Electric Zoo, Ibiza, Electric Adventure, UMF15, POP NYE, and countless other shows throughout the Tri-State and the US! You are the most important part of this family and we love you all!

By Edward Fancher

Sunday
Apr072013

24 Free Set Downloads from ASOT 600 Den Bosch

I usually get sad listening to these on the live stream, but when I download them I'll have them on repeat for weeks. There were just too many sets to write about this time around, but I can personally recommend Omnia, Arctic Moon, Aly & Fila, Solarstone, and Kearney's sets which were all out of this world. There's a lot of music new, old, and unidentified to be discovered in these archives so just click and download them all!

Mainstage

Armin van Buuren (Warm-Up)

Omnia

Andrew Rayel

Cosmic Gate

Armin van Buuren

Dash Berlin

Orjan Nilsen

Simon Patterson

Shogun

Turn The World Into A Dancefloor

Beat Service

Ummet Ozcan

Chris Schweizer

Heatbeat

Tenishia

Ben Gold

Solarstone

Mark Sherry

Who's Afraid of 138

Arctic Moon

Aly & Fila

John Askew

John O'Callaghan

Armin van Buuren

Bryan Kearney

Indecent Noise

By Edward Fancher