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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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"Walk In The Fire" (Original Mix) - Dirtyphonics

Dirtyphonics live sets can best be described as pure energy. The four French music makers have little constraints in their sets that bridge Dubstep and Drum & Bass into something that is nothing more than an amped-up hybrid of the two. Their newest album Irreverence is due out on Dim Mak March 19th, and this is the first single to leak out. "Walk In The Fire" sets it off hard with metal leads and a hard drum-driven energy that will get your blood pumping. Watch out for more bass glory to come from these four this Spring!

Out now on iTunes!

By Edward Fancher


Track of the Day: "Dirty" - Dirtyphonics (Metrik Remix)

Are you ready for a "Dirty" Track of the Day? Dirtyphonics is constantly bridging the gap between energizing D&B and hard-hitting Dubstep, and their latest UKF track does not disappoint. Metrik takes this one to a whole new level by turning up the tempo and bringing it back to the Drum & Bass arena. Get ready to jump, shuffle, and have your heart racing faster than ever before - by the end of this one you'll be as sweaty and filthy as the drop itself. If you like, be sure to check out the other remixes on the Dim Mak EP which include those by 12th Planet, and more!

By Edward Fancher

Out now on Beatport!


Track of the Day: "Deviance" - Excision & Datsik (Dirtyphonics Remix)

Excision's newly released remix EP entitled X Rated (The Remixes) features edits by drum and bass and dubstep artists such as Dirtyphonics, Far Too Loud, Lucky Date and Xilent to name a few.  The EP features banger after banger, as long as hard and loud bass growls and piercing synths are your type of thing. The most popular track of the album thus far has been Dirtyphonics’ remix of “Deviance”.  The French quartet speed up the tempo a bit to give it a harder hitting drum and bass style while they still keep the redeeming qualities of the original. The track builds with machine-like noises that sound like something out of the Transformers movie series, and then at the command of the vocal “Drop It," the Dirtyphonics lay down some serious heat. The drop sounds similar to the original but more chopped and faster, with some added background lazers and sliced vocals. Dirtyphonics put on an amazing set last weekend at Electric Zoo, and with their constant stream of remixes coming out, be sure to not to miss them when they're coming to a city near you.

By Tommy Carolin


"Killin It" - Krewella (Dirtyphonics Remix)

I always hate to sound biased, but Krewella is hands down one of my favorite dubstep acts in the EDM scene right now. And hot off the press is the Dirtyphonics remix of the Chicago trio's hottest new single "Killin' It". Always sexy, always heavy, and never disappointing, Krewella can only get better as they go international. French Electro-D&B quadruplet Dirtyphonics is all serious business in this futuristic sounding remix that goes hard - and I mean it!

...Speaking of going hard, Krewella’s EP debut, Play Hard will be featured worldwide in Beatport’s weekly’s live stream tomorrow at 5:00 PM EST. Comprised of sisters Jahan Yousaf, Yasmine Yousaf, and their producer Rain Man, this EP is bursting with top-notch vocals and nasty drumstep beats. Trust me, this is one trio to keep your eye on as they blow up across the EDM world. 

By Anne Chang

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