The releases and remix package for ‘You & I’ came earlier this month.The track features the unmistakable vocal talent of Erik Hecht. The well renowned vocalist, responsible for the Dirty South Anthem – ‘Walking Alone’.  She Can DJ winner, Minx, who spent the early months of 2012 jetsetting the globe as the official spinner at the seriously A-list after parties hosted by EMI. Nordean’s intimate knowledge of machines, and gift of musical theory. The remix package received most of the attention, as the original came and went. Ken Loi lead the way, with an emotive take on the original, but the most impressive spin came from  Goodwill. Don’t miss this Anthem twice.

Vocal Progressive Anthem.

Tuesday was the official North American release date of  Tiësto‘s Club Life Volume Two: Miami. The supersatr DJ returned to his Club Life mantra, this time taking his talents to South beach. The new mix album is the second installment in Tiësto’s exciting club life series and is inspired by one of the Worlds premier dance music cities, Miami.

Why Miami? Tiësto explains – “I picked Miami because it’s one of my favorite cities in the world.  There’s so much to do, the club life there is amazing, it’s a very glamorous city.  I play in Miami a couple times a year and that’s where I got my inspiration from on this album.”

Volume Two offers access to Tiësto’s Miami. A city renowned for its World class night life, beautiful party goers long summers and most importantly its club life. Tiësto’s album crafts the club experience perfectly, using his own original productions and remixes as the driving force behind the album. The album includes the enormous collaboration with Wolfgang Gartner, in ‘We Own The Night’, an exclusive remix of The Naked And Famous Anthem ‘Young Blood’ featuring Hardwell and exclusive remixes of chart topping hits ‘Paradise’ and ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’. The album also includes originals from John Dahlback, Avesta, John De Sohn, Sultan & Ned Shepard, and probably the biggest track of them all, a Swanky Tunes collaboration. Tiësto’s offering is intended to give fans the full Miami experience whether they have been or not.

In its entirety, Club Life Volume Two: Miami is the perfect representation of not only Tiësto’s sound, but the current pulse of EDM. There compilation is excellent mix of new and old, easy-listening, harder house, vocals and instrumentals. It also demonstrates Tiësto’s ability to remain at the forefront of electronic dance music. Enjoy!

The 16 track compilation is released in time to propel fans straight into the summer season and will be supported by Tiësto, as he embarks on a Wolrd tour with more than 100 destinations!

Download: Tiësto – Miami (Original Mix)

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Download: Tiësto – Chasing Summers (Original Mix)

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Download: Tiësto & Wolfgang Gartner – We Own The Night ft. Luciana (Original Mix) (*HA Favorite*)

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Download: Tiësto – What Can We Do (A Deeper Love) (Third Party Remix)

Download: Baggi Begovic ft. Josie Cotton – If A Lie Was Love (Baggi Begovic KNAL mix) (*HA Favorite*)

Download: Gotye ft. Kimbra – Somebody I Used To Know (Tiësto Remix)

Download: Coldplay – Paradise (Tiësto Remix)

Download: Sultan & Ned Shepard ft. Quilla – Walls (Original Mix)

Download: The Naked & Famous – Young Blood (Tiësto & Hardwell Remix) (*HA Favorite*)

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Download: John Dahlbäck – Life (Original Mix)

Download: John De Sohn ft. Andreas Moe – Long Time (Original Mix)

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Download: Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl ft. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Mix) (*HA Favorite*)

Download: Avesta – Arena (Original Mix)

Download: Afrojack & Shermanology – Can’t Stop Me (Tiësto Remix)

Donwload: Tiësto & Swanky Tunes – Make Some Noise ft. Ben McInerney of New Navy (Original Mix) (*HA Favorite*)

Download: Tiësto – Maximal Crazy (Original Mix)

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Size Records newcomers Qulinez established themselves earlier this year with the release of the massive Anthem ‘Troll’. The Pete Tong certified winter Anthem was heard in every set and every podcast throughout the first quarter and made it as high as the number four spot on Beatports Progressive House chart. Now they return to the forefront with a remix of ‘A Heavy Abacus’, a single from the Welsh alternative group The Joy Formidable. The remix was premiered by Tiesto at UMF and has been in high demand ever since. Qulinez’s brings an elegant array of melodic leads alongside their unobtainable signature synths. This is the monster capable of topping ‘Troll’! ‘A Heavy Abacus (Qulinez Remix)’ was released today on Atlantic Records.

The M Machine released their new EP, Metropolis Pt. I today, after it’s premier on Rolling Stone. After 23k Facebook “Likes” and summer gigs at EDC and Electric Zoo, little was still known about the three man DJ group. Now, after months of silence the San Francisco trio has unveiled the mystery behind their sound. The first half of their debut album contains six tracks oozing with original sound. Bridging genres, the M Machine incorporates Electronica, Electro House and even Indie influenced dance elements that together create complex atmospheres, beautiful melodies and amazing synth riffs. Not only has their sound created a huge buzz in electronic music, but it just happened to catch Skrillex’s attention. Metropolis Pt. I was released on OWSLA Records. 

“The beautiful part of electronic music right now is that it’s literally infinite,” Coenen explains. “We write songs just like any other indie band or rock band would, but every instrument is powerful and big because it’s all electronic. You have the best of both worlds – the heaviness of dance music, but you then have the soul of vocal driven music.”

Andy Coenen

Since the begining The M Machines intentions have all been visual. They  wanted to write an album  conceptual and immense with imagery. Metropolis is a concept album. Each song is a different chapter in the story of dystopian city. With this release, The M Machine looks to perfect the union between Man and Machine.

“Sonically, the driving bass of  ‘Immigrants’ and dubstep dancefloor killer ‘Shadow In The Rose Garden’ aggressively assert the raw power of electronic music, while ‘A King Alone’ and ‘Faces’ showcase the band’s human touch: vocal-driven synth-pop at its finest. Replete with massive string arrangements, ‘Deep Search’ and ‘Black’ further demonstrate the trio’s production prowess, yet reveal a refreshing emphasis on musicality, further highlighting the cinematic feeling that has become one of the band’s trademarks”.

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I posted Kaskade’s Coachella live set earlier today and like most of you today was the first time I heard the entire set. Conflicting set times is the worst thing about music festivals and I passed up the American all star for this man, Sub Focus. While Kaskade was dropping Progressive bombs in the Sahara Tent, Sub Focus was busy blowing out his bass. Sub Focus first premiered his vocal Anthem on Mistajam’s Radio 1 way back in January. Until now all we’ve heard is previews and the Laidback Luke remix. ‘Out Of The Blue’ is the debut single from the highly anticipated sophomore album, which is expected to be released sometime this fall. The track features vocals by Alice Gold and Sub Focus’s notorious breakbeat and syncopated percussion.

An infectious and irresistible slice of Drum & Bass.

Bonus Anthem: Before ‘Out Of The Blue’, there was ‘Falling Down’. Get to know London’s legend.

A special release for all of Hardwell’s internet friends came today! After reaching 200,000 likes on Facebook, Hardwell has given away his edit/remix of Knife Party’s ‘Internet Friends’. The Hardwell propaganda gets a little annoying, and if you don’t like the hard pounding original then this is the track for you.

Was I the only one who totally missed the innuendo behind the Swedish House Mafia track ‘Greyhound’? I guess the sponsorship from Absolut wasn’t enough to illuminate the reference to the vodka and grapefruit drink. However my oblivion changed today with this fresh bootleg from eSQUIRE. According to Mixologists, making a drink dirty means, the slight change in color or taste by adding an essential ingredient. eSQUIRE’s essential ingredient; the dirty talk of Wynter Gordon.

Listen responsibly.