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New Nicky Romero and Avicii Collaboration

This unreleased track was originally debuted by Avicii at his show in DC a few weeks ago. It has been confirmed that the song is a collaboration between Avicii (Right) and the rising star Nicky Romero (Left). The song is right in line with the anthemic house synths of the two young superstars of house and samples Justice’s hit song “D.A.N.C.E.” Although unconfirmed, the song is apparently titled “Fuck School.”

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Song of the Day 10.11.11

                  J Flash – That’ll Work Single Cover Art

Today I’m featuring another rising star in the world of House music by the name of J Flash. The synth on this track reminds me of many Dutch House anthems, but J Flash, a producer out of Boulder, Colorado, puts his own spin on the genre. I’ve been playing this song in my sets for a while now and people always make a point to ask me something along the lines of, “What’s that one song you just played??” with beaming excitement.

J Flash – That’ll Work

I’m always one to support an up and coming artist, so be sure to visit Beatport to purchase this one if you like it.

Alternatively, you can grab the track HERE at This Song Is Sick

Song of the Day 10.7.11

Today’s song of the day is from the French producer Electrik Haze. He originally performed in France and Spain starting in 2006 under the name “Haze.”

You can definitely hear the French influence in this track. It has some awesome bass line and the riffs are reminiscent of a particular pair of helmet-donning French producers.

Song of the Day 10.5.11

Original Track from Fiasko Daniels “Let Me In”

Young producer and DJ currently based out of SF. This electro-house has a lot of flare and a pretty sick melodic riff. I could definitely see this one getting thrown down and really giving the crowd some energy.

Where did EDM come from?? Part II (Penetration into the UK)

Last week I posted a brief introduction to the world of House Music and its origins in Chicago warehouses. This week I would like to continue to present this topic in an attempt to uncover the origins of the massive anual Electronic Dance Music–or EDM for short–festivals such as Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas or Tommorowland in Boom, Belgium. Even a brief look at these events shows hundreds of thousands of party goers enjoying days of pounding beats and and melodic synthesizers in a festival full of unity and cheer (not to mention the epic lights and lasers). However this was not always the face of the electronic music culture.

A major moment in the rise of Electronic music was the progression from Chicago’s house scene to the United Kingdom. The true beginning of the globalization of Chicago’s house music can be marked by a track from one of the Godfathers of House, Steve “Silk” Hurley. This track is “Jack Your Body,” a reference to the name of the dance associated with early all night dance parties in the underground Chicago House culture.

What made this track so relevant was the degree of its penetration into the UK pop scene. While House music had remained largely underground in the United States, “Jack Your Body” became the first Chicago House track to reach number one on the UK Pop charts in January of 1987. This moment marks the magnitude of the international reach of Electronic Music. The Godfathers of House toured throughout the United Kingdom later that year, an indication of the clear popularity of early Electronic Music in the UK.

Be sure to read after the break to learn how DJs in Europe embraced the Chicago house music to make it their own.

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