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Tuesday
Jul092013

"Disconnect / Reconnect" (Maxime Dangles Remix) - The Japanese Popstars [Exclusive Track of the Day]

The Japanese Popstars are back behind the decks with their first new production since 2012, and it's already taking the Techno world by storm. Formed in 2007 by Decky Hedrock, Gary Curran and Gareth Donoghue, the popstars have been nominated for "Best House DJs" and have received the title "Best Live Act." The three garnered attention from many of the top jocks including Carl Cox, who's been mixing it in recent sets, and John Digweed himself who signed them to his own Bedrock. "Disconnect/Reconnect" is the perfect mix of deep, dark tech although it still flirts with the sound of electronica that The Japanese Popstars are known for, creating a perfectly balanced, pulsating record. Maxime Dangles, also signed to Bedrock, seamlessly remixed the track and throws in his own sprinkling of smooth electro undulations that perfectly blend with the echoing vocal samples and Techno canvas of the original. Play it loud and close your eyes, because this one was made for those shuddering dark warehouse spaces. Stream the exclusive full remix below and grab your copy today (the full album drops on July 15th).

Out now on Beatport!

By Lauren Boni

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Thursday
Mar212013

Ultra Music Festival 15 Weekend 1: How It Really Went Down

From the moment I entered the festival Friday I was already impressed with the improvements from last year. The layout was much easier to walk through and the UMF Worldwide stage next to the MegaStructure wasn't cramped. The lines weren't very long to get in except for a few hours on Friday and the staff was very helpful. After getting in around 7 Friday we tried to catch some of the only Trance on the lineup with Markus Schulz and Dash Berlin. Both played fairly Progressive playlists for the short set duration. The sound in the stage was kind of off and not quite loud enough though, which was one of my only complaints the entire weekend. 

One of the best sets of the entire weekend without a doubt goes to John Digweed who had me and everyone else in the MegaStructure grooving hard. I really want to know what he played because looking back it was a classic example of what a dance music show should feel like, everyone dancing together instead of being cramped up waving their hands at the DJ. Carl Cox followed up by keeping the energy really high with a monster set of heavy Tech and left everyone exhausted.

I myself had to see Swedish House Mafia close just because of all the hype surrounding the "One Last Tour." I have to say that their set Friday was not just mediocre but quite disappointing overall, and very exposing to say the least. The crowd was packed but not moving like crazy, which isn't a great sign for any DJ. The visuals were nothing special considering what they had to work with and I left the festival with a false impression of what was to come the next two days.

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Saturday
May052012

Tonight: Live Stream of Ultra Buenos Aires on UMF TV

In case you didn't know, Ultra Music Festival has become a wordlwide phenomenon. Tonight, UMF hits Buenos Aires, Argentina, with EDM acts Kaskade and Justice LIVE as the main headliners. UMFTV, the Ultra Music Festival YouTube channel, will be broadcasting a livestream of the festival starting at 10 PM Eastern/7 PM Pacific. Which acts will be broadcast has not been announced, but make sure to check out the broadcast tonight. The livestream from Ultra in Miami this year was excitedly watched from EDM fans all around the world, so don't miss this one.

UMFTV YouTube Channel