Spencer & Hill Ft. Ari – Surrender

This song has it all.  Great synths, few transitional womps, and best of all some singing by the beautiful Ari. She has a perfect voice for this mix that draws me in the moment she begins.  This song is a must have.  Below is the original mix, so go ahead and skip to 1:00 for the song to drop, or watch the music video which I recommend.

Spencer & Hill Ft. Ari – Surrender

James Egbert – Back to New (3LAU Remix)

Today marks a big day for producer Justin Blau (3LAU), our favorite house-mashup DJ. He dropped his remix to James Egbert’s “Back to New”, his first original production (if you can count remixes original productions). The significance of the track however, doesn’t stop there, as 3LAU has created a campagne where he donates and matches all the proceeds of the song to Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization that helps build schools in developing countries.  3LAU’s career has bounds of potential to say the least, and its definitely cool to see a young artist him giving back and doing something sensible with his profits.  Buy the song, support the cause, and spread the word.

Deadmau5 – Closer Rev. 2

Once again, we are exposed to the genius that is Joel Zimmerman.  Deadmau5 uploads track completely spontaneously to his soundcloud (where his username is ironcially “fuckmylife”), and a lot of it is just loops or previews, but this is an absolute gem.  Closer Rev 2 is a beat that reminds me of all the reasons why I like Electronic Music so much.  It is hypnotizing, bouncy and just straight up catchy. No news on whether this will be part of The Veldt EP, or if it will ever become an official release, but nonetheless, I am convinced that no one can touch Deadmau5 when it comes to originality or production quality.

Check out his full Soundcloud page to stay up to date with all of his spontaneous uploads.

80s Playlist

In honor of the MOSK 80s Party tonight, I’ve decided to put together a collection of the cheesiest, most stereotypical 80s tunes known to man. Put on your leg warmers, jean jackets and neon headbands and we’ll see you there tonight. Check out the full playlist on Spotify: 80s Music

Aha – Take on Me

The B-52s – The Love Shack

Eddie Money – Take Me Home Tonight

Kenny Loggins – Highway to the Danger Zone

Loverboy – Working for the Weekend

Men at Work – Down Under

Rich Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up

Starship – We Built This City

Tommy Tutone – 867-5309

Thirsty Thursday

Some mashups and a classic biad cut to get you going no matter what you’re doing tonight

R3hab vs 3LAU – B#tch City (3LAU Bootleg)

Kaskade VS. Sandro Silva & Quintino – Call Out Epic

Aviciis Epic Hangover (Kap Slap Bootleg) – Dada Life, Hardwell, Avicii Ft. Taio Cruz

Trey Songz – Say Ahh

[Sasquatch] SBTRKT – Pharoahs

In the spirit of Sasquatch, I am going to feature sounds from one festival performer for each of the next 5 weeks. Be sure to check out my Sasquatch playlist for a more complete collection of tunes.

SBTRKT (pronounced “subtract”) are one of the groups that I’m most excited to see at Sasquatch.  Their beats are as innovative as they are creative, and “Pharoahs”, to me, is the standout track off their self-titled album.   Hear for yourself, you won’t be able to get away from the funk. I highly recommend picking up their album on iTunes

SBTRKT – Pharoahs

Eva Simons – I Don’t Like You (Nicky Romero Remix) + Original

This remix isn’t due out til 5/22, but somehow, its already been leaked. You may know Eva Simons because she provided vocals for Afrojack’s hit “Take Over Control.”  Upon finding the remix, I instinctively listened to the original song (which is actually produced by Zedd), and was unexpectedly blown away – Eva Simons has some PIPES.  Take a listen and you’ll know what I mean. Nicky Romero’s remix throws in his classic machine gun womp like electro sound, giving it a festival ready vibe. My only gripe with it is that it didn’t include Eva’s amazing chorus, which was the absolute highlight of the original. Here’s the remix as well as the original, I’ll leave it up to you to decide which you prefer

Eva Simons – I Don’t Like You (Nicky Romero Remix)

Eva Simons – I Don’t Like You – iTunes Link