SnowGlobe: New Years Eve in Lake Tahoe
Last fall we introduced you to Brian Bell and the rest of the Rafiki Tree Productions team with their impressive recap of last year’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. The event was incredible and they had it all covered using basically as little equipment as a single Go-Pro camera. Well, they spent New Years Eve in Lake Tahoe with a bigger crew and a lot more at their disposal to cover the SnowGlobe Music Festival, headlined by Bassnectar and Pretty Lights. Quite honestly, SnowGlobe looked like an unbelievable event. The lineup featured acts like Datsik, The Glitch Mob, Porter Robinson, Big Gigantic, and Childish Gambino, and Rafiki Tree had free reign to film from every angle. They have an unreal sense of creativity and their production quality is tremendous, and as a couple college kids out at Chapman University in Orange County, Calif., their talent is being noticed. Expect big things out of these guys going forward, from what I understand they are looking to expand and cover more events this year, and some pretty big ones at that. It’s clear there is no ceiling for these guys and their ability to capture on film what so many of us want, love and pay to feel in person. SnowGlobe Music Festival is hosting it’s sister festival, SnowMont, on the East Coast up in Vermont, March 30 – April 1, with Kaskade, Snoop Dogg and The Flaming Lips. Also, it looks like they are looking to expand into the International Market in the future, so we’ll keep you posted as they continue to expand as well. Thanks to Brian, our good friend over at Rafiki Tree, for giving us a look into the great work they’re doing out West and exposing us to the extraordinary festival that was SnowGlobe.
New House Vocal Edit
Here you go Doug E Fresh (aka Wolf-Mouse), the moment you’ve been dreaming about since you heard that 25 second preview. Today marks the rebirth of one of the summer’s most insanely huge collaborations, and one of my personal favorite songs ever, with the release of a massive vocal edit to an arguably perfect song. “Calling” is hands down one of the biggest House songs the world has ever seen and people were pretty excited to hear that the instrumental would be receiving an official vocal layer. We’ve heard a few previews, and several very crafty mash-ups combing all of the previews and the original by “Youtube DJs”, but today we finally get to hear the official release and download it for our listening pleasure via iTunes… if you’re in Europe. Well, we can still listen to it because some Europeans were kind enough to download the official track and immediately upload it in it’s entirety to Youtube, which unlike iTunes seems to be border-less, but it won’t be up for download legally in the states for some time. Either way it’s nice to finally get a listen to the real vocal version, which in my opinion somewhat diminishes the original’s HUGEness, but hey, some people love vocals and will literally jump for joy when this ish drops on the US iTunes. I still don’t get why artists only release songs like this in Europe and wait to drop it in other countries. Maybe there’s some big secret that I’m just not in on, but for now its a mystery. Grab a listen and keep your eyes peeled for a US drop. If you’re viewing from Europe, snag the link at the bottom you lucky bastard. Be easy HDM nation.
New Electro House
Honestly, right now “Toulouse” is easily one of the world’s favorite electro house bangers and most would say it’s pretty much perfect as is. The drop may get a little monotonous after a couple of minutes, but who are we kidding, that beat is straight Nicky Romero dutch house super star fire. If you’re one of the ones left wanting a facelift for “Toulouse”, you’ll find it here, today, in the form of an even crunchier reworking from London-based Aussie sensation Tommy Trash. The preview throws you right into the middle of his drop, which is powerful to say the least, and transitions into Trash’s take on the original’s massive chord breakdown. It didn’t need much work, but Trash adds an energetic kick drum into said breakdown to give it a little more life, and the result is a pretty timely reworking that will undoubtedly increase the shelf life of an already monstrous song. As the preview will tell you, the remix is set to drop via Spinnin’ Records on March 2, exclusively through Beatport, so be sure to check back then for a link to the page. Till then, be easy.
Sander van Doorn, owner and biggest contributor to Doorn Records, turns 33 today and releases his latest single “Chasin’”. There’s no doubt that Doorn’s style and sound have changed throughout his career, but lately there is no mistaking this Dutchman’s flawless big room sound. “Chasin’” is another clubby synth filled banger with a great lead and some dancey drum lines to add to Doorn’s already staggering resume. The drop is pretty quick, but quite honestly I still think he created a monster with this one. He’ll be at Ultra this year, so I’m pretty pumped to see him down there in Miami. Also, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him sign on to EDC, whether it be the Las Vegas show, or the recently announced New York date. If the latter is true, I really hope he comes to the New York date because I plan on buying my ticket this Friday at 3 p.m. when they go on sale.
Alesso is obviously a hot topic right now and Project 46 had the right idea when they added new features to Years. Praise You, one of the best hits from Fatboy Slim, is worked in perfectly and adds another dimension to the song. Gonna have to wait on the download for this one, so keep pressing replay for now.
DOWNLOAD (Available Soon): Alesso – Years (Project 46 Praise You Edit)
I haven’t checked in on R3hab in a while, and I’m not too sure why. Some solid progressive house from him in this remix that gets the people going. His build ups are some of the best in the biz, no doubt