Cirez D Returns With ‘Ruby’

OCT. 1, 2014

Cirez D, the machiavellian techno alias of Eric Prydz, today revealed his next release “Ruby.” A 10 minute slab of dark, fractured techno, “Ruby’s” spitfire percussion and ominous synth lines are aimed squarely at late-night warehouses and raves. As with all things Cirez, ‘Ruby’ is a track that speaks directly to the essence of techno.

Ruby will be released on Mouseville Records — the label that exclusively releases Cirez D tracks — on October 13, exclusively on Beatport.

Cirez D can next be seen playing a sold-out Halloween show at LA’s intimate underground venue Sound on October 31. This past weekend Eric Prydz played the revered stage of NYC’s Madison Square Garden and upcoming he will co-host the Mau5ville stage with deadmau5 at HARD’s Day Of The Dead.


React Presents] REACTion New Year’s Eve Run with Zeds Dead at Aragon Ballroom

OCT. 1, 2014

React Presents continues the tradition of bringing some of the most innovative and forward thinking artists through Chicago to celebrate the inaugural REACTion New Year’s Eve. With critically acclaimed acts Zedd and Porter Robinson the past two years performing to over a combined 18,000 fans, React Presents is thrilled to welcome bass-heavy innovators ZEDS DEAD back to Chicago for a two night New Year’s Eve Run at the Aragon Ballroom.

The place is Toronto, Canada. Teenagers Zack Rapp-Rovan and Dylan Mamid are introduced - they hit it off immediately over a shared love of classic hip-hop, music production, and digging through crates. It’s 2009 and hip-hop is in a coma. Hooks and DC are about to have an epiphany that will change everything. They want to make people move to their sounds and not just bob their heads, but to grind, heave, shiver, stomp, and dance to their music. They want to capture the camaraderie of house, the heart pummelling thrill of Drum and Bass, the beauty of ambient music, and the heaviness of electro - all in one sound. They want to push boundaries. 

In 2013, Zeds Dead have an enormous catalogue that includes remixes for some of the biggest artists out there, and releases with the most credible labels in the game. They’ve accumulated hundreds of millions of views online. They play tours of over 70 dates to hundreds of thousands of people. Fans love their shows, critics love their creativity, and heads love their production. They’re big. Really big.

After a strong string of EPs, singles and mixtapes, Zeds Dead released their Somewhere Else EP July 1st,2014 on Mad Decent. Having already established themselves as one of the most versatile and ambitious acts around, DC and Hooks broke new sonic territory with eight tracks that that cover a wide spectrum of electronic music. Joining the Toronto duo on the record isTwin Shadow for the house anthem “Lost You" which features vocals from D’Angelo Lacy. Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Ferrell made an appearance on closing track “Blink.” Also on the EP are Colorado group Big Gigantic & fellow CanadianOmar LinX for the smooth hip-hop cut “Stoned Capone," producer and vocalist Bright Lights, New York rapper Sean Price and French DJ/Producer DIrtyphonics.  Somewhere Else is their first proper release since l2013’s Hot Sauce EP, which received praise from The New York Times and Billboard among many others, and is another showcase to the diverse yet cohesive sounds that they are capable of producing.

Check out past New Year’s Eve videos with ZEDD and Porter Robinson, below:

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 3rd, at 12 PM CST at

2 Notes

Photos from last this weekend’s Tomorrowworld 2014.

Stay tuned more to come!

Photo Credit: Tomorrowworld & RUDGR


First set of photos from Tomorrowworld 2014.

Stay tuned more to come!

Photo Credit: Tomorrowworld & RUDGR


Former Swedish House Mafia DJ Sebastian Ingrosso Reveals New And Exciting Changes For His Label Refune Music Group

OCT. 1, 2014

Well known and respected for his eclectic label Refune, Sebastian Ingrosso has announced a series of changes to Refune Music Group team in order to carry on the label’s reputable name and further propel them into the future.

Refune Records began in 2003, created by the now former Swedish House Mafia DJ and producer, Sebastian Ingrosso. The label has so far seen 47 strong releases from some of the worlds most prestigious artists such as Steve Angello, Alesso, Otto Knows, Dirty South, Laidback Luke as well as Ingrosso himself. With the success of the label the business grew to include a publishing and management arm with its most notable clients including Alesso and Otto Knows.

The Stockholm based team will now comprise of Stephan Markovitz, who will continue in his position as Director of A&R and New Business Development, with Arvid Frisk working alongside him as A&R Manager after moving from Universal Music Publishing. Emma Engström will take on the role as Management and Label Coordinator, project managing all the labels releases and being the main point of contact for scheduling or artist queries. Refune would also like to welcome Kicki Lenken, who joins as Online and Media assistant and Lisa Lundgren who will take over all things finance!

Overseeing the team as the new Managing Director of Refune Music Group is Dina Mystris. Joining Refune in January 2014 as Commercial Director, Dina’s 10 years of music industry experience across major record labels (Universal / Virgin EMI) has more than prepared her for the role.

"Refune has always been a home for great music and great talent. As part of our commitment to providing our clients with the support they need, we are developing the team in our Swedish office.  It’s a very exciting time for the company and over the coming months there will be a few more additions, and of course there will be more amazing new music!” - Dina Mystris // Managing Director

Already hard at work, the new team look set to carry Refune forward into the next generation of music. Creative, cutting edge music is what you can always count on from Refune Records, and with some big releases already lined up over the next few months including some surprises, the label can look forward to continued success for the future.



SEPT. 30, 2014

Tickets for the seventeenth annual edition of Ultra Music Festival in Miami, confirmed for March 27, 28 and 29 2015, are now on sale.

Available to purchase exclusively at, General Admission tickets for the three-day festival are priced at $449.95, nearly $50 less than the 2014 event. VIP tickets are priced at $1,149.95. These prices include taxes and fees though a nominal shipping surcharge will be added. A payment plan for General Admission tickets will also be available.
Tickets are expected to sell out quickly so organizers are advising fans to act now before it’s too late.
This ticket release comes just one day after the jaw-dropping Official Aftermovie for Ultra Music Festival 2014 was unveiled on UMFtv’s YouTube channel.
Created by FINAL KID’s visionary and creator, Charly Freidrichs, Relive Ultra Miami 2014 is a truly extraordinary sensory spectacle that allows the viewer to re-experience the mind-blowing Ultra Music Festival 2014 through the lenses of the world’s biggest DJs and fans alike. Shot in stunning 4k and set to a majestic musical score that was exclusively produced for the film itself, this 16-minute piece of movie magic demonstrates precisely why Ultra Music Festival is The World’s Premier Electronic Music Event.
Having pioneered a completely unique approach to creating festival Aftermovies in 2014, this latest offering is the third instalment in a new series of short films from Dutch moviemaker Friedrichs and UMF Films, following COLORS & WAVES (Relive Ultra South Africa 2014) and ‘ANGELS IN BUENOS AIRES’ (Relive Ultra Buenos Aires 2014) in July and September 2014, respectively.
Speaking about the latest release, Charly Friedrichs said: This film is a total re-imagination of the concept of an Aftermovie as we know it today. There is a story and an original soundtrack that was scored especially for this film, which makes it even more of an experience to watch. It is not only one of the most original short films I’ve made, it is without a doubt the best Aftermovie I have ever made.
Ultra Music Festival takes place March 27-29, 2015 during Miami Music Week and is an 18+ event. 
For further details and ticket information, head to

4 Notes

It’s officially been a month since Electric Zoo 2014 and if your PRD (Post Rave Depression) is as bad as mine these pictures are sure to cheer you right up.

These photos take me right back to the beautiful time at Randall’s Island when we’re allowed to be animals and dance the Labor Day weekend away to some electric music. Whether you were under the side tents where you can feel the bass in your bones to the fresh material of new DJ’s, or listen to your favorites played by the legends at main stage under the neon laser shows and confetti showers and become one with the crowd, all fizzling with the same energy as the explosive fireworks above the New York City skyline; EZOO is a magical experience I can’t wait to enjoy again. Until next year!! 

By: Claudia Manganiello

Photo Credits all go to Electric Zoo, Made Event and their amazing photographers.


[Out Now] Quintino & Ftampa drop ‘Slammer’

SEPT. 29, 2014


Talk about a killer collab! Quintino and rising spinner FTampa came together to create the massive “Slammer”. This electro-house masterpiece has a drop that will make anyone go berserk! Since the track’s premier at EDC Las Vegas just this past June, it has been on fire! You name the DJ and they have definitely played this track. From Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Showtek, David Guetta, to Steve Aoki, the list goes on! Quintino and FTampa have really out did themselves with this track, making “Slammer” a household name for this year.

Watch the Official Music Video, also dropped today, down below and if you like you can purchase the slammin’ hit here on Beatport.




Steve Aoki Raging This Week Away

SEPT. 28, 2014

Yesterday, Steve Aoki killed it on stage at Day Two of TomorrowWorld and tonight he goes back on stage to close TomorrowWorld 2014 with 3 Are Legend alongside Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. If that wasn’t enough, Steve Aoki is going to be on Jimmy Kimmel Live this Tuesday, September 30 to celebrate the release of his new album ‘Neon Future I.’ The album will contain his hit releases “Get Me Outta Here" ft. Flux Pavillion, "Delirious (Boneless)" ft. Chris Lake and Tujamo and "Rage the Night Away" which he is actually set to perform on Jimmy Kimmel with Waka Flocka Flame bringing in the rap. Get ready for the neon madness.


Listen to a little preview of Neon Future I here:

To listen to his TomorrowWorld set:


Catch Steve Aoki Live on the rest of his Neon Future Tour:

Fri 9/19- Las Vegas, NV iHeartRadio Music Festival

Fri 9/26- Las Vegas, NV Hakkasan

Sat 9/27- Fairburn, GA TomorrowWorld

Sun 9/28- Fairburn, GA TomorrowWorld

Thu 10/2- New York, NY MLB Fan Cave

Fri 10/3- Las Vegas, NV Hakkasan

Sat 10/4- Las Vegas, NV Wet Republic

Sat 10/4- Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheatre (Life In Color)

Fri 10/10- Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom

Sat 10/11- Minneapolis, MN Zombie Pub Crawl

Fri 10/24- Las Vegas, NV Hakkasan

Fri 10/31- Salt Lake City, UT The Great Saltair

Sun 11/2- Las Vegas, NV Hakkasan

Thu 11/6- Philadephia, PA Liacouras Center (Wired 96.5 Fest)

Fri 11/7- Las Vegas, NV Hakkasan

Steve Aoki





Claudia Manganiello


Stafford Brothers rolling out a hot plate of ‘Carne Asada’ SEPTEMER 29!

SEPT. 28, 2014

Off the back of HUGE success on their recent collab “Your Girl” with EVA SIMONS & T.I., the STAFFORD BROTHERS are back- this time hooking up with M35 for Carne Asada

With M35’s recent run of hits and the Stafford Brothers already carrying numerous platinum awards to their names, this one brings even more heat to the grill. Carne Asada' world premiered on Sirius/ XM by Morgan Page this past Thursday, listen to the preview below and pick up this flaming feast of grade-A beef September 29 on Beatport!

To listen:

Stafford Brothers


[Out Now] DVBBS + Joey Dale’s ‘Deja Vu’ is a MUST listen

SEPT. 27, 2014

So two of the hottest acts on the scene right now, DVBBS with the recent massive successes “We Were Young" and "Gold Skies" under their belt and Joey Dale with his name etched next to the #1 DJ in the world, Hardwell on their mega track “Arcadia," joined forces to drop their latest blessing “Deja Vu”, with vocals brought in by ‘sister-act’ Delora. And you will not be disappointed. From festivals to clubs, this track will be heard all around the world! With the likes of Nicky Romero, Blasterjaxx, W&W, and Hardwell showing support in their sets, you know this track is going to be huge. 

Watch the official music video here:

Support!! You can purchase “Deja Vu” on Beatport here.


Joey Dale



First Headliner of Life In Color Miami Revealed TODAY: KASKADE

SEPT. 25, 2014


Today Kaskade was appropriately revealed as the first of many brilliant headlining Life In Color Miami this year, December 26 and 27 at Sun Life Stadium.

“As the Worlds Largest Paint Party how else could we reveal the line-up for our biggest event than with paint?” said Lukasz Tracz, CMO and co-founder of Life In Color. “We had to top the half-time show and do something special to mark expanding the festival to two days, and assembling a line-up that is going to blow people away. David is an amazing artist and we’re lucky to have him involved and work together to help a worthy cause.”

Watch the live revealing/painting here:

Look out for David Garibaldi's unveiling of the whopping ELEVEN other headliners that’ll be hitting the stage with color in December, starting October 6, he will paint the rest of the details daily.

In addition to the coolness of the unique lineup announcement, it’s also part of an incredible cause. After the festival, Life In Color will host an online silent auction where fans will have the chance to win the portraits, with Life In Color donating the proceeds to charity.

Get ready!! You can purchase tickets to Life In Color here:


[Out Now] Eddie Bitar’s ‘Chemical Spill’ making a splash on Beatport this week

SEPT. 25, 2014

Roll out the black ‘n’ yellow hazard tape, slip on the hi-visibility jackets and break out the hazmat kits, cuz someone’s had the happiest of ‘accidents’ in the studio! 

Eddie Bitar's latest release 'Chemical Spill' is your typical sooth sounding trance that builds up into a deep, scientific and dirty grind. Listen below for the song that's making the sales this week on Beatport:

Join the bandwagon and purchase yourself at the link here.

Eddie Bitar


[Tour] MAKJ - Let’s Get F*cked Up comes to NYC

SEPT. 25, 2014

The dance music world is buzzing about MAKJ (Mackenzie Johnson). For those in the know this is hardly surprising - at the young age of twenty-four, the hotly-tipped electronic producer and DJ has already racked up SIX Beatport Top 10 singles since last year. Not to mention MAKJ’s intriguing background – as a teenager, the California native years prior existed as a pro racecar driver based in China.

After three nonstop months zig-zagging the globe, twenty-four-year-old producer and DJ MAKJ just announced his Fall/Winter headlining tour touching down in over thirty cities in North America. Now, with a Remix EP due out this autumn for MAKJ’s 2014 single “Let’s Get F*cked Up,” a huge collab with legendary MC Lil Jon on Ultra Music (details coming soon), the global dance music superstar-in-the-making MAKJ shows no signs of slowing down.

Since honing his craft with the late, great DJ AM, MAKJ has pursued a music career at breakneck speed, racking up a slew of chart-topping tracks in the process. MAKJ’s staggering portfolio boasts all-star collaborations with Hardwell, Bassjackers, even Lil Jon, and releases on Bingo Players’ Hysteria Records, Hardwell’s Revealed, Sander Van Doorn’s Doorn Records, Michael Woods’ Diffused, Ultra Music and Robbie Rivera’s Juicy Music. MAKJ’s productions have received support from electronic music heavyweights Hardwell, Tiesto, Afrojack, Porter Robinson, Chuckie, Avicii, Laidback Luke, Nicky Romero, Michael Woods, Nervo, Bingo Players, Sander Van Doorn, W&W, Showtek, David Guetta and many others. On top of his many other hats, MAKJ hosts a weekly Clear Channel Evolution radio show airing on 101.7 FM Boston and

Following MAKJ’s 2014 sold-out “Let’s Get F*cked Up Tour” across Europe, the young artist recently embarked on his first-ever headlining North American tour, including stops at Webster Hall, Ruby Skye, Beta Nightclub and coveted top-billing slots at Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Northern Lights Festival, Euphoria Festival and more. After kicking off in Waterloo last week, MAKJ’s current tour will touch down in Montreal, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Vancouver, Philadelphia, NYC, Chicago, Boston, and includes festival performances such as Voodoo Festival in NOLA and Groove Cruise in San Pedro , along with a handful of shows in Mexico. MAKJ’s full tour routing is below.

MAKJ Fall/Winter Tour tickets are on sale now, full details from:

MAKJ Tour Dates:

Fri 9/12 | Kansas City, MO | Dancefestopia

Sat 9/13 | Minneapolis, MN | Spades Nightclub

Sat 9/27 | Chattahoochee Hills, GA | TomorrowWorld

Thurs 10/2 | San Pedro, CA | Groove Cruise

Fri 10/3 | Fresno, CA | Foam N Glow

Sat 10/4 | Las Vegas, NV | Drai’s Nightclub

Mon 10/6 | Atlantic City, NJ | Mur.Mur @ The Borgata

Wed 10/8 | Clifton, NJ | Bliss Lounge

Fri 10/10 | Scottsdale, AZ | Maya Beach Club

Sat 10/11 | Vancouver, BC | Pacific Coliseum

Sun 10/12 | Edmonton, AB | Shaw Conference Centre

Fri 10/24 | Philadelphia, PA | LiT Ultra Bar

Sat 10/25 | New York, NY | Webster Hall

Wed 10/29 | Chicago, IL | Studio Paris

Thurs 10/30 | Boston, MA | Whisky Saigon

Fri 10/31 | New Orleans, LA | Voodoo Festival

Fri 10/31 | Houston, TX | Stereo Live

Sat 11/1 | Boca Raton, FL | Sunset Cove Amphitheater

Sat 11/1 | Pompano Beach, FL | Club Cinema

Mon 11/10 | Atlantic City, NJ | Mur.Mur @ The Borgata

Tues 11/11 | Mashantucket, CT | Shrine Nightclub @ MGM Grand

Wed 11/12 | Kingston, ON | Stages Kingston

Thurs 11/13 | Tampa, FL | District 3

Fri 11/14 | Orlando, FL | Firestone Live

Sat 11/15 | Miami, FL | Mansion

Sat 11/22 | Las Vegas, NV | Drai’s Nightclub

Wed 11/26 | McAllen, TX | Ice House

Fri 11/28 | Monterrey, MX | Classico

Sat 11/29 | San Luis Potosi, MX | San Luis Club

Thurs 12/4 | Tijuana, MX | Hangar

Fri 12/5 | Mexico City, MX | Gravity

Sat 12/6 | Guadalajara, MX | La Santa

Fri 12/12 | Danbury, CT | Tuxedo Junction

Sat 12/13 | Las Vegas, NV | Drai’s Nightclub

Hear MAKJ x Deorro “READY!” with brand-new visuals at:


Dim Mak x Smash The House Back to Back Lineup at TomorrowWorld 2014

SEPT. 25, 2014


Dim Mak and Smash the House Records have definitely proven themselves worthy with their constant out of this world performances at TomorrowLand, but the two are getting together this year at TomorrowWorld 2014 for a jam packed back to back performances by their best, such as Steve Aoki and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike on the Sunday lineup.

Prepare for the madness with this pre-mix of Dim Mak x Smash the House by Garmiani:

TomorrowWorld 2014 kicks off tomorrow! A limited number of tickets still available here.


Claudia Manganiello

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