Dance Nation – Episode 22

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In this episode :

  • New beats from Tommy Trash, Markus Schulz & Tiesto
  • Big remixes from the red – hot DJ Snake, Will Sparks & Fedde le Grand
  • Special guests Morgan Page and Sick Individuals give us the details on their new tracks
  • A special throwback that takes us all the way back to 2001

Here’s the full tracklist – Enjoy :)

1.  Blurred Lines (Will Sparks Mix)     Robin Thicke f. Pharrell / TI

2.  City of Dreams (Showtek Mix)     Dirty South & Alesso f. Ruben Haze

3.  Monkey In LoveTommy Trash

4.  Apollo (Hardwell Concert Edit)     Hardwell f. Amba Shepherd

5.  Your Love     Morgan Page f. The Outfield

6.  Tempted     Markus Schulz f. Sarah Howells

7.  Right Now (Sick Individuals Mix)     David Guetta f. Rihanna

8.  Back to the Acid     Tiesto & Moti

9.  Escape     3Lau / Paris & Simo / Bright Lights

10.  I Choose U (Fedde le Grand Mix)     TimeFlies

11.  Pepper     Sick Individuals

12.  Childish Grandpa     TV Noise & Julian Jordan

13.  Ain’t a Party     David Guetta & GlowInTheDark f. Harrison

14.  New Slaves (DJ Snake Mix)     Kanye West




Dance Nation – Episode 11

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Here we go with a star – studded Episode 11 of Dance Nation! We’ve got new beats from Hardwell, Tommy Trash & Calvin Harris, along with remixes from Axwell & DJ Carnage. The gang from Krewella check in to talk all things ‘Come & Get It‘ and Grammy nominated producer Dave Aude drops in to talk about his latest track ‘Something For The Weekend‘ – the current #1 song on the Billboard Dance Chart!

Lots of EDM news to get to in the ‘‘Weekly Mix” and we go WAY back to 1993 for this episode’s throwback.


Here’s the tracklist for Episode 11 – Enjoy :)

1.  Lift Off!     W & W

2.  Ode to Oi      TJR

3.  Apollo     Hardwell f. Amba Shepherd

4.  Say Nothing (Hardwell / Dannic Mix)     Example

5.  Come And Get It     Krewella

6.  Spaceman (Carnage Festival Trap Mix)     Hardwell

7.  I Need Your Love     Calvin Harris f. Ellie Goulding

8.  Truffle Pig     Tommy Trash

9.  Something For The Weekend     Dave Aude f. Luciana

10.  The Fusion (Armin van Buuren’s Edit)     Omnia & IRA

11.  Nothing Without Me     Markus Schulz f. Ana Diaz

12.  Let It Go (Axwell Mix)     Dirty South f. Rudy

13.  Top of the World     Ansol & Dyro



** Episode 11 will be the final NEW show for the year! Up next will be a ‘Best of 2012′ edition which will feature the biggest songs of the past 12 months, artists stopping by to talk about their year highlights //  plans for 2013 + a preview of what’s ahead for EDM in the new year. Coming Christmas week. Happy Holidays!


Dance Nation – Episode 006

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As we close the book on a historic Summer for EDM, the excitement for what lies ahead in the Fall begins to build. New albums (Zedd, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris) … huge tours (Tiesto, Zedd / Porter Robinson, Wolfgang Gartner, Avicii) .. and too many special events to mention make the upcoming season real easy to get excited for!

A lot of great beats are featured in this podcast including new tracks from Nervo & Hook n Sling, Tritonal and Deadmau5. Special guests Sultan & Ned Shepard drop by to introduce us to their new banger, and Jacob Schulman from the popular EDM website Dancing Astronaut will fill us in on the latest EDM news. And of course, we’ll take it back with a special throwback… all the way back to the late 1990s for this one.

So as we get ready for cooler nights, Fall foliage and lots and lots of pumpkins, let Dance Nation Episode 6 be your soundtrack for early Fall 2012! Enjoy :)

Here’s the tracklist for Episode 6 :

1. Finale     Madeon

2.  Troll (Sick Individuals Mix)     Qulinez

3.  Here We Go     Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes

4.  No Beef     Afrojack & Steve Aoki f. Miss Palmer

5.  Somebody To Love (Third Party Mix)     Sultan & Ned Shepard v. Thomas Sagstad f. Dirty Vegas

6.  Move For Me (Dave Darrell Mix)     Kaskade & Deadmau5 f. Haley

7.  Reason     Nervo & Hook n Sling

8.  We Found Love (R3Hab Mix)     Calvin Harris f. Rihanna

9.  City of Dreams     Alesso & Dirty South f. Ruben Haze

10.  Carry Me     Morgan Page f. Nadia Ali

11.  Still With Me (Seven Lions Mix)     Tritonal f. Cristina Soto

12.  Knock You Out     Tiesto f. Emily Haines

13.  Professional Griefers     Deadmau5 f. Gerard Way





Air Candy Top 25 – Aired 6/30/12

25.   Young Blood (Tiesto / Hardwell Remix)     Naked & Famous

24.   Nothing Inside     Sander van Doorn f. Mayaeni

23.   Trio     Arty / Matisse / Sadko

22.   We Own The Night     Tiesto & Wolfgang Gartner f. Luciana

21.   Alley Cat     Volta Bureau

20.   Let’s Go     Calvin Harris f. Ne Yo

19.   Suddenly Summer     Armin van Buuren f. Ana Criado

18.   Don’t Turn On The Lights     Felix Cartal f. Polina

17.   Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix)     M83

16.   Sundown     Chris Lake

15.   Blessed (Avicii Mix)     Tom Hangs f. Shermanology

14.   Eyes Wide Open     Dirty South & Thomas Gold f. Kate Elsworth

13.   The Night Out (Madeon Remix)     Martin Solveig

12.   Ain’t No Stoppin     Ferry Corsten f. Ben Hague

11.   Antidote     Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party

10.   Lights (Bassnectar Remix)     Ellie Goulding

9.   In My Mind (Axwell Mix)     Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl f. Georgi Kay

8.   Believe It (Cazzette’s Androids Sound Hot Mix)     Spencer & Hill f. Nadia Ali

7.   Take You Higher     Goodwill f. Hook n Sling

6.   Calling (Lose My Mind)     Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso f. Ryan Tedder

5.   Titanium     David Guetta f. Sia

4.   Concrete Angel     Gareth Emery f. Christina Novelli

3.   The Veldt     Deadmau5 f. Chris James

2.   Wild One Two     Jack Back f. David Guetta / Nicky Romero / Sia

1.   Can’t Stop Me (Tiesto Mix)     Afrojack f. Shermanology


Who’s Playing Where NYE 2012

25 days and counting til NYE 2012… A few shows are sold out already and many are getting close. Here’s your full rundown (so far!) of who’s playing where in North America to welcome in the New Year -

White Wonderland (Dec 31 – Jan 1) : Two – Day all white winter wonderland themed festival takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center in SoCal. 

  • Lineup : Kaskade, Steve Angello, Benny Benassi, Dada Life, AN21 & Max Vangeli, Thomas Gold, Paul van Dyk

Lights All Night (Dec 30 – Dec 31) : Two Night NYE Dance Festival at the Dallas Convention Center.

  • Lineup : Tiesto, Laidback Luke, Benny Benassi, Dada Life, Diplo, Wolfgang Gartner, Pendulum, Porter Robinson

OMFG NYE 2012 : NYE Celebration taking place at the Sports Arena in San Diego, CA.

  • Lineup : Fedde le Grand, Porter Robinson, Hardwell, Madeon, Bart B More, R3hab!

New York City

Laidback Luke @ Pacha

Deadmau5 @ Pier 36

Avicii @ Pier 94

Nero @ Webster Hall (after hours)

Las Vegas

Steve Angello @ XS

Kaskade @ Marquee (after White Wonderland)

LMFAO @ Haze

Paul Oakenfold @ Rain

Will.i.Am @ Surrender

Nadia Ali @ Krave at Planet Hollywood


Dirty South @ Mansion

Sebastian Ingrosso @ LIV

Afrojack @ Wet Poolside Lounge at the W Hotel

Alesso @ Wall at the W Hotel

Axwell @ Fontainebleau Poolside

Also :

Benny Benassi @ Yost Theater in Orange County / The Shrine in LA

Hardwell @ Playhouse … LA (after OMFG NYE 2012)

Morgan Page @ Fur Nightclub… DC

Louie DeVito @ The Junkyard in Nashua, NH









Daily Mix – Friday

**Is Las Vegas the new Ibiza?? Some people seem to think so . . Great quote from Pete Tong in this story – “Casinos used to use Sinatra / Dean Martin to get people in, it’s evolved and now dance music is the thing”

**Dirty South to mix new Strictly Rhythm compilation CD. A double CD set with classics and currents – details and tracklist here.

**NYC trying to get in on the DJ / Pool scene . . Gansevoort Park announces Sunday pool parties. Big kickoff this weekend features Paul Oakenfold!

**Lady Gaga has some pretty interesting thoughts regarding her recent 99 cent album promotion on Amazon.

**EDC Vegas us just 21 days away!! Win a trip for 4 to Vegas along with tix to Electric Daisy here. Contest ends June 10th.

**Hear my interview with Steve Aoki this afternoon at 5P ET on BPM! (Ch 51)


Electric Zoo sweetens lineup!

3 days, 4 stages and now 73 total artists will be coming to Randall’s Island, NYC this Labor Day Weekend for the Electric Zoo Festival. With headliners Tiesto, David Guetta & Armin van Buuren already locked down, Zoo rounded out it’s three – day lineup with Gareth Emery, Dirty South, Carl Cox, Robbie Rivera and others.

Here’s how the 3 day event shapes up right now  :


Main Stage : Tiesto, Moby, Benny Benassi, Rusko, Tiga, AN21 & Max Vangeli

Hilltop Arena : Richie Hawtin presents Plastikman Live, MSTRKRFT, Felguk, Gareth Emery, Markus Schulz, Robbie Rivera

Carl Cox & Friends Take Over Sunday School : Carl Cox, Loco Dice, Joris Voorn & Nic Fanciulli B2B, Victor Calderone

Red Bull Music Academy Riverside : Crookers, Martin Solveig, Bart B More, Busy P, Feed Me, SebastiAn


Main Stage : David Guetta, Above & Beyond, Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, John Digweed, Sander van Doorn, Sub Focus

Hilltop Arena : Ferry Corsten, ATB, Andy Moor, Dirty South, Joachim Garraud, Mat Zo, Sean Tyas & Simon Patterson B2B, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano

Sunday School Grove : Luciano, Danny Tenaglia, Carl Craig, Chris Liebing, James Holden, Steve Bug

Red Bull Music Academy Riverside : Skrillex, Super Mash Bros, 12th Planet, Beardyman, Kid Sister, Porter Robinson, Tommy Lee & DJ Aero

Sunday September 4

Main Stage : Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Chromeo, DJ Snoopadelic, Calvin Harris

Hilltop Arena : Boys Noize, Diplo, Big Gigantic, Carte Blanche, Fake Blood, Excision & Datsik, Jack Beats, MiMOSA

Sunday School Grove : Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Gui Borrato, Guy Gerber, Ida Engberg, Nicolas Jaar LIVE

Red Bull Music Academy Riverside : Infected Mushroom, Gabriel & Dresden, Arty, EDX, Hardwell, Kyau & Albert, Mark Knight

More names to be added in the next few weeks.

2010 was a sellout. . buy tickets for EZ 2011 here.


Club Life – Weekend of 3/11

Dirty South @ Pacha.. NYC (FRI)

Paul Oakenfold @ LIV / Fontainebleu. . Miami (FRI)

Sharam @ Mansion. . Miami (FRI)

Robbie Rivera @ Marquee / Cosmopolitan. . Las Vegas (FRI)

Oscar G @ Pacha. . NYC (SAT)

Jonathan Peters @ District 36. . NYC (SAT)

Matt Darey @ Space.. Miami (SAT)

Paul van Dyk @ Mansion. . Miami (SAT)

Gabriel & Dresden reunion @ Shine @ the Shelborne Lounge. . Miami (SAT)

Macy Gray DJ Set @ Blush / Wynn Hotel. . Las Vegas (SAT)

Morgan Page @ Rain / Palms. . Las Vegas (SAT)

Kaskade @ Marquee / Cosmopolitan. . Las Vegas (SAT)

Axwell @ Ruby Skye. . San Francisco (SAT)

Danny Tenaglia @ Surfcomber Hotel. . Miami (SUN)



Daily Mix – Wednesday

Rihanna, Tinie Tempah & Cee Lo Green take home Brit Awards. Redemption for Bieber-nation.

Dirty South announces “Starphazing Nights” World tour. . includes 2 Miami dates next month.

You know we’re getting close to WMC time when  articles like this start popping up!

Tommy Lee to host first ever LIVE Beatport awards in Miami next month @ the Gansevoort.

Voting for the International Dance Music Awards closes Friday. You can show BPM some love in Category 18. . Best Global Dance Radio Station. Vote here.


Miami Music Week Taking Shape

If you’re heading to Miami at the end of March, here’s a snapshot of some of the big parties scheduled to go down :

3/23 – Super You & Me f. Laidback Luke, Skrillex, Wynter Gordon, Sidney Samson @ LIV at the Fontainebleu

3/24 – Juicy Beach f. Robbie Rivera, Tommy Lee, Oscar G, George Acosta, Richard Vission, Stonebridge, Alex Gaudino, Antoine Clamaran, EDX @ Nikki Beach

3/24 – 3/27 Beatport’s Beach Party f. Steve Angello, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire & more at the Gansevoort Miami Beach

3/25 – 3/27 Ultra Music Festival f. Tiesto, Deadmau5, David Guetta, Armin van Buren @ more. . @ Bicentennial Park

3/26 – One Night Stand at the Masquerade Motel f. Swedish House Mafia, Calvin Harris, Dirty South, A-Trak, Armand van Helden, Pete Tong, Max Vangeli, AN21 at a “secret” location TBD

More parties to be announced ..

Get your beach gear ready — 31 days til WMC. . 45 til Miami Music Week!