10/31/2012

Krewella - Alive (Maor Levi Remix)

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Because you can never have enough Krewella...

Maor Levi delivers a massive remix of "Alive" and does his part help keep this track "alive forever". Like any good Krewella remix, Maor makes heavy use of Krewella's vocal tracks to create a familiar and refreshing euphoric experience.

Dillon Francis – Bootleg Fireworks

Dillon Francis just finished blowing it up with Calvin Harris on his latest album "18 Months", and he is here again with a massive banger. "Bootleg Fireworks" promises to one of the moomba bangers that made us fall in love with Dillon's sound. The new track is available now on Beatport.

 Beatport: http://www.beatport.com/release/bootleg-fireworks-burning-up/

Big Bootie Mix, Volume 2


Just in time for the festivities, The Two Friends release the second installment of the "Big Bootie Mix". This mashup mix tape showcases some of Two Friends best work as it controls the pace beautifully and truly packs some serious booty.

3LAU HAUS #7 (Monsta Mash)

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3LAUs "Haus" series continues with its seventh installment. This episode features tracks from Ellie Goulding, Deadmau5, Seven Lions, Wolfgang Gartner, Tiesto, Alesso, and more. Enjoy.

Aylen - Goosebumps (Halloween 2012 Mix)

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Aylen gets into the holiday spirit with this creepy Halloween themed mixtape. A lot of season mixes often go over the top, but Aylen delivers a very classy mix ranging from Halloween classics like "Thriller" to new massive hits like "Beetlejuice " by Figure.

10/30/2012

Sunny Lax - Isla Margarita

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Sunny Lax delivers a true trance anthem with "Isla Margarita". The uplifting piano lead, sun drenched synths, and euphoric melody put this track in strong contention for the best track of 2012. Available now on iTunes and Beatport, Sunny Lax's latest is definitely worth checking out.

iTunes | www.itunes.apple.com/gb/album/isla-margarita-naida-single/
Beatport | www.beatport.com/release/isla-margarita-naida

Nicky Romero & NERVO - Like Home

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Nicky Romero and NERVO join forces for this stellar original collaboration. "Like Home" combines the best of both artist's unique styles - creating an intensive progressive experience. Enjoy this tease and look forward to the official release on November 13th.

10/29/2012

Lana Del Rey - Ride (MJ Cole Remix)

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MJ Cole takes a ride with Lana Del Rey with his remix of "Ride".

Jaeger Rydall - †HIGHLINE†


Last we covered Jaeger Rydall he had just released two massive trap hits. Over the past few weeks he has kept himself busy with fairly regularly releases. This is his latest track "†HIGHLINE†" - a less intense trap instrumental.

Passion Pit - I'll Be Alright (Draper Remix)

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Draper performs his always welcome remix treatment on Passion Pit's "I'll Be Alright".

Jack Beats- Progressions

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Jack Beats mini album "Somebody To Love" is has been heavily teased over the past few weeks, and that trend continues with "Progressions".

Preorder now on iTunes.

Dinka - Inseparable

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Dinka's upcoming EP "Inseparable" isn't slated to release until November 5th, but Dinka has released a little preview to keep us going until then.

10/26/2012

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - "The Heist" Documentary


Independent duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis has become one of the most talked about self-made artists in  the past year. With their self-published album "The Heist" plowing through the Billboard Top 100 to #2 in the last month, the pair must be incredibly proud.



Take a quick trip through the journey their album went on before it ended up becoming the success that we now know it to be.

"The Heist" is available now on iTunes.


N3AKO - United States of Chaos Episode 9

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I've follow N3AKO's "United States of Chaos" series for a few months now and his appearance here on Mandatory Listening is long over do. Consistently, N3AKO has been delivering massive mixtapes covering the latest artists and tracks of the scene.

Here is the ninth installment of "United States of Chaos", but be sure to swing by N3AKO's Soundcloud page for past episodes, and subscribe on iTunes for free.

iTunes | itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/united-states-of-chaos/
Soundcloud http://soundcloud.com/n3ako/united-states-of-chaos/

Calvin Harris - 18 Months (Album)


In preperation for the release of the highly anticipated "18 Months" album from Calvin Harris, he has made the entire album available on his website for streaming. It is free, and Calvin does not disappoint with this near perfect collection.

Stream it here now.
Preorder "18 Months" here.

Adventure Club – Retro City (LOUDPVCK Remix)

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The trap goes on. Adventure Club's dubstep banger "Retro City" gets a pleasant trap remix by LOUDPVCK. The drop into the trap game is intense, and LOUDPVCK manages to maintain the pace throughout the entire track.

Jansten - When The Beats Drop (Bassnectar Remix)

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Still coming down off his Freestyle EP, Bassnectar delivers a brand new remix of Janten's "When The Beats Drop".

Foxes - Echo (FIXYN Remix)

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Foxes' original vocal performance on her single "Echo" was already sublime. It stood alone as a near perfect performance by  Louisa Rose Allen, and at just 22 years old, we can only expect her to improve with time.

FIXYN's remix adds a modern electro twist to the original, turning it into a solid club track perfect to start off your Friday with.

Ride The Universe (Feat. Jane Elizabeth Hanley) - A Little Better (Frankmusik reMix)


Ride The Universe had been on a huge remix streak. Their infectious nu-disco and dream-wave remixes built them a strong following, and now with the release of premier original single we see them continue to refine their sound.

10/25/2012

Krewella - Alive (Archie Remix)

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Archie unveiled his latest track, a Krewella remix, only a few hours ago, but it has taken it no time at all for it to spread like wild fire. Krewella's already beautiful "Alive" is taken to new heights with Archie's namesake progressive house style.

The Bloody Beetroots - "Chronicles Of A Fallen Love" Feat Greta Svabo Bech

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Following up on The Bloody Beetroots' most recent single, "Rocksteady", "Chronicles of a Fallen Love" serves as a masterful follow-up composition. Greta Svabo Bech's soothing vocal performance pairs well with the gritty lead synth breaks. The contrast between the vocals and hardcore breaks creates a chilling experience beckoning you to move your body.

Naeleck - Shi No Monogatari 3 (feat. Taku Takahashi)

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A pleasant surprise Taku Takahashi appearing on Naeleck's third installment of Shi No Monogatari. I remember first being introduced to Takahashi back in high school when Japanese groups like M-FLO were all I'd listen to Takahashi remains relevant to my evolved interests, however, with a killer mix of heavy house.

diplo got stoned and mixed really old records for half an hour

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There isn't much to say about this one. Be ready to experience a new side of Diplo, though it proves just as amazing. Claiming to be the product of drugs and old records, this 40minute mix is full of character and explores a more natural and soulful side of Diplo. 

Dirty South, Alesso & Dinka ft. Ke$ha - "Heart Beat" (5 & A Dime Bootleg)

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5 & A Dime brings together some big hits from Ke$ha, Alesso, and Dinka in his latest bootleg. The source material isn't the freshest, but the end result is far greater than just the sum of its parts. Expect one of 5 & A Dime's signature pace changing drops around 3minutes in.

10/24/2012

Disco Ensemble - Second Soul (Lenno & Jesse Oliver Remix)

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Lenno continuing to do what he does best with this remix of Disco Ensemble's "Second Soul" Joining forces with Jesse Oliver, the pair compose a dreamy and uplifting remix of the original to create a euphoric climb with a steady disco rhythm.

Alex Metric - Winter DJ Mix 2012

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Alex metric teases us with the release of "Ammunition Part 2" with his hour long winter mix for 2012.

Hujje - The Pumpkin Thief

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Hujje sums this track of so perfectly I needn't add more.
A song about some squirrels.

Deorro - For President

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Deorro is bringing back that funky electro style you all love with "For President". With a steady beat, and plenty of raw sex, Deorro's latest is sure to keep you up at night.

Montevideo - Castles (Tom Furse / The Horrors Remix)

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In promotion of their newest album, Montevideo has released a remix of their original track "Castles". Tom Cowan (aka Tom Furse) together with The Horrors twisted Montevideo's original into a surreal remix rich in soul and heavy acoustic flavor.



10/23/2012

MitiS - In My Eyes

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MitiS does it again with this latest track "In My Eyes". Evoking emotion at every turn, MitiS continues to prove he is worth of your attention. Hopefully we will continue to see more melodic and emotional tracks like this from him in the future.

Calvin Harris - Sweet Nothing (Diplo & Grandtheft Remix)

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Calvin Harris and Florence Welch's "Sweet Nothing" has been tearing down clubs for the greater part of the summer, and Diplo & Grandtheft's remix will be no exception. This trap remix of the original hit maintains the integrity of Welch's original vocal performance, but brings you to your knees with the slow and steady bass drop.

YMCA & FUN. - It's Fun To Be Young At The YMCA (lobsterdust mashup)

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Well known for inventive mashups, Lobsterdust takes on this unique combination of artists for a spirited and nostalgic mashup.

Adele - Skyfall (Clark Kent & Oscar Daniel)

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We last heard from Clark Kent in September with his stunning remix of "Bombs Over Capitals", and now he is back. Teaming up with Oscar Daniel, Clark composes a hauntingly beautiful remix of Adele's "Skyfall".

Moiez - Miami

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Moiez hasn't been covered for quite for awhile, but apparently he's been busy behind closed doors. Now back and ready for the spotlight, he delivers his latest big-room anthem "Miami" for your listening pleasure.

10/22/2012

ShockOne - Chaos Theory

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ShockOne hits the ground running with their largest, filthiest, and hardest hit of the year by the name of "Chaos Theory". Groups like Knife Party have dominated with their filthy drum and bass tracks, but ShockOne has proven that they are not the only ones capable of bass heavy enough to shatter buildings.

Tom Petty - Free Fallin' (Dave Edwards Remix)

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It should be safe to say that everyone is familiar with Tom Petty's classic hit "Free Fallin'", though short of the credits of some generic road trip movie you probably don't hear it too often. Dave Edwards helps to bring Tom back into heavy rotation with his electro pop remix of the original.

Carousel – Let’s Go Home (Sound Remedy Remix)

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Long time favorites here at Mandatory Listening, Sound Remedy have consistently delivered uplifting and inspirational tracks with their unique brand of melodic dubstep. They continue that streak with their remix of Carousel's "Let's Go Home"

Mickey Fortune - Jock Jamz

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Mickey Fortune, you may know him as OH SNAP!, is going strong with this new EP "Jock Jamz". The two single EP boast some of his best aggressive electro to date.

Asaf Avidan & The Mojos - One Day/Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Remix - Andrea Ratti Edit)

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Adrea Ratti's edit of Wankelmut's remix is a smooth and soulful take on Asaf and The Mojos original hit.

10/17/2012

Archie - Pony Up Podcast (Episode 4)


Archie continues his "Pony Up" podcast with the fourth installment in the series. We've covered this podcast since its inception and Archie continues to deliver outstanding mixes, this time inviting Henrix along for the ride.

 This episode is bursting with talent and has quickly become one of my favorite episodes. Henrix's contributions are well received and push this episode to new heights.

Available for free on iTunes.

10/16/2012

Kill Paris - Baby Come Back

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Mandatory Listening favorite Kill Paris delivers another massive hit with heavy electro hit "Baby Come Back". Utilizing a familiar sample everyone will recognize (Player's "Baby Come Back") Kill Paris creates a fresh track with his inventive and spirited electro breaks and use of vocal samples.

Spor - Ziggurat | Push Me, Pull You


Drum and bass heavy weight Spor has spent most of my recent memory MIA, but today we witness a triumphant return to the scene with two stellar releases.

"Ziggurat" and "Push Me, Pull You" are glaring reminders of Spor's talents and highlight why he has come to represent some of the most complex and satisfying works in the genre.

Dave Silcox - Four19 (Original Club Mix)



Making his Toolroom Records debut, Dave Silcox has composed rich progressive house track "Four19" that will blow you away. The build up and progression are superb as Dave toys with your emotions leading up to the drop. You'll be lucky to stop your head from bouncing after listening to this one.

Be sure to show David Silcox some love via Beatport where you can pick up this single and more.

Kaskade vs. Nicky Romero - Angel On My Shoulder (Nicky Romero Mix)

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Kaskade and Nicky Romero go at it this mash up "Angel On My Stronger". Having lit up the dance scene for the greater part of 2012, it is amazing to see these two talents come together for this classic electro anthem.

10/15/2012

Earth Wind and Fire - September (James Egbert Remix)

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Refreshing a 70s classic, James Egbert blows it up with his remix of Earth Wind and Fire's "September". A track I remember vividly from my childhood as representative of Mom's "golden oldies", "September" has stood the test of time and even now continues to heavily influence music.


Seven Lions - She Was

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Mandatory Listening favorites Seven Lions have released their latest original track. With the help of Birds Of Paradise, Seven Lions composes another melodic electro experience and this time brings some filthy glitch wobbles with the drop.


Marina and the Diamonds - Lies (Zeds Dead Remix)


Zeds Dead delivers a fresh Marina and the Diamonds remix with his take on "Lies". Those familiar with Zeds' work will quickly recognize his dubstep flavor running throughout the track.

10/12/2012

Kimbra - Come Into My Head (Opiuo Remix)

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Ooiuo puts a twist on Kimbra's "Come Into My Head" with his latest remix. He slows things down and adds a heavy does of glitch and bass. Despite a jarring vocal pitch change near the start, the track blossoms into a solid remix.


Jack Beats - Somebody To Love

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Jack Beats has released the first single off his upcoming EP "Somebody To Love". The lovely and talented Jess Mills joins him for another of Jack's dirty vocal tracks.

Kap Slap - Two Million Atoms Raging


Kap Slap is looking to heat things up as the flood of Halloween parties start to roll at as we approach the middle of October. In his bootleg, "Two Million Atoms", he brings together Knife Party, Avicii, and Nari & Milani along with Ryan Tedder on vocals for a four and a half minute electro explosion.