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Krewella – Alive (Hardwell Remix) [Pete Tong Radio 1 Premiere]

Krewella - Alive (Hardwell Remix) [Pete Tong Radio 1 Premiere]

Apparently, the pitched kick is here to stay. Pete Tong recently aired Hardwell’s remix of “Alive” by Krewella. The piano driven melody adds a light-hearted tone that lends itself very well to the lyrics from the original track, but the drop is very much typical of the current electro-house paradigm. This is sure to be a popular festival song amongst house DJ’s this summer, and perhaps the song will deliver more live than it will through laptop speakers, but I can’t help but be disappointed given the caliber of the remixing artist.

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Written by: @aimxhigh | @thatnewjam



The Ketchup Post – Ultra Music Festival 2013

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This is the TNJ official Ultra Music Festival 2013 Weekend One recap post. While we couldn’t wait another second to give you the Porter Robinson set at sunset, we decided to hold off until the end of the weekend to give you guys the full roundup of the best sets from the first weekend of UMF. There was no shortage of greatness from TNJ favorites such as The M Machine, Flosstradamus and Major Lazer and don’t forget that Hardwell set that put Ultra Music Festival as a worldwide trend on Twitter. Dillon Francis had a human error moment and blamed it on the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol (but seriously Dilly if you don’t fuck up you’re not trying…just don’t make it harder than it has to be) while Kaskade & Armin Van Buuren proved why they’re festival Main Stage mainstays. If you’re looking for ANY sets at all check out THIS SoundCloud account which has literally EVERY set from the weekend for streaming (and include download links for you guys that are into torrents) but I’ll include my favorites/highlights below!

Dillon Francis – Ultra Music Festival Live Set Weekend 1
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Flosstradamus – Ultra Music Festival Live Set Weekend 1
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Major Lazer – Ultra Music Festival Live Set Weekend 1
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Hardwell – Ultra Music Festival Live Set Weekend 1
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Armin Van Buuren – Ultra Music Festival Live Set Weekend 1
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Fedde Le Grand – Ultra Music Festival Live Set Weekend 1
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Steve Aoki – Ultra Music Festival Live Set Weekend 1
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Above and Beyond – Ultra Music Festival Live Set Weekend 1
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Madeon – Ultra Music Festival Live Set Weekend 1
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Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



Hardwell feat. Amba Shepherd – Apollo (Original Mix)

Hardwell feat. Amba Shepherd – Apollo (Original Mix)

So I got the chance to see Hardwell live on Friday night at Pacha NYC and my god did he put on a show. After seeing him twice in 2012, I do not know if I have seen someone throw together a more impressive set than 23-year-old producer Hardwell. Not only did he drop some still-to-be-identified tracks, but he unleashed his bomb Apollo with vocals from the wonderful Amba Shepherd. Today he officially released the track, and it is everything a Hardwell fan can hope for. It boasts an entrancing synth melody that will be stuck in your head all day, which eventually leads into a drop that will keep you up all night. Take a listen and download below!

Written by: @roper22 | @thatnewjam



Hardwell – Spaceman (Carnage Festival Trap Remix)

Huge ups to DJ Carnage, this song was in desperate need of the trap treatment. Hailing from the great state of Maryland, he’s produced for Chris Brown, Waka Flocka Flame, A$AP Rocky and can throw down a mean DJ set as well. This remix of Hardwell’s club banger Spaceman just flat out knocks so be sure to get familiar with this name through the trap explosion, I don’t think it’s going anywhere too soon.

Hardwell – Spaceman (Carnage Festival Trap Remix)
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Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



Example – Say Nothing [Prod by Dirty South] (Hardwell x Dannic Remix)

Thank you to Hardwell & Dannic for kicking the already amazing Dirty South production into high gear with an edit to be reserved for the biggest of stages. I have really high hopes for Example’s next album and with singles and remixes like this, there’s no reason for me to expect less.

Example – Say Nothing [Prod by Dirty South] (Hardwell x Dannic Remix) – DOWNLOAD LINK

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



The Naked & Famous – Young Blood (Tiesto & Hardwell Remix) + Chiddy Bang Remix

New Zealand band The Naked & Famous‘s platinum selling single Young Blood has all of the light and airy qualities perfect for remixing and the amount that have been done is staggering. This past week, Tiesto released his much anticipated Club Life: Miami compilation which happened to include a remix of the song done by Hardwell and himself. The song culminates to an arena sized anthem by the end with a big progressive feel that I am a total sucker for. I’m also including my obligatory Xaphoon Jones remix because no matter what anyone says, the man is seriously incapable of a bad release.

Enjoy!

The Naked & Famous – Young Blood (Tiesto & Hardwell Remix) – DOWNLOAD LINK

Chiddy Bang – Young Blood – DOWNLOAD LINK

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



House- Hardwell & Dannic – Kontiki

This collaboration between Hardwell & Dannic shows there’s much more to be done with the Dutch house sound that hasn’t been done already. The song has a big euphoric progressive sound while still maintaining the core principles of their homeland’s imprint.

Hardwell & Dannic – Kontiki – DOWNLOAD LINK

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



House – Rihanna – Where Have You Been (Hardwell Remix)

EDM producers being given remixing duties for mainstream superstars seems to becoming more commonplace and to add to the trend, Rihanna’s newest single Where Have You Been has been given the Hardwell treatment. It features the DJs signature melodic synths and dirty electro bass lines that are sure to be filling dance floors around the globe.

Enjoy!

Rihanna – Where Have You Been (Hardwell Remix) – DOWNLOAD LINK

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



Video – Tiesto: In The Booth – Episode 7 (Canada)

Tiesto has been launching a really cool video campaign over the last month or two where he let a camera into his life on the road called Tiesto: In the Booth. The episodes have ranged from traveling back in time across time zones to play two shows “at the same time” to ones like this which really let you see what makes Tiesto tick. The guy puts into words the kind of power that music holds over people and through running this blog it’s become perfectly clear to me how monsterously it can affect you on a day to day basis. I hope you guys all watch this and enjoy and I’ve included the SoundCloud of the song that he and fellow up and coming Dutch DJ Hardwell collaborated on.

Tiesto: In The Booth – Episode 7 (Canada)

Tiesto & Hardwell – Zero 76 – DOWNLOAD LINK
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Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam