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Infected Mushroom CVII Tour — 3/4 Minneapolis | Skyway Theatre

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Infected Mushroom is one of those groups that we never take for granted every year. For the last three years, they have amazed us with one of THE BEST live performances in music. From their stunning 3D mapping visuals of “The Dueling Death Stars” to their custom controllers, Duvdev and Erez always bring on their A-game. We’re beyond stoked to have them here again this Friday with a full band.

Their latest EP, Converting Vegetarians II out on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records, sticks to the bizarre medley of sounds that only Infected Mushroom can create, and completely own. Listen to it here, and let it take you through the rabbit hole, into another world.

Let’s get weird. Check out our interview with Duvdev and Erez:

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Illenium Debuts Breakout Album “Ashes”

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For our readers that have tuned their ears to the up and coming Illenium, yesterday marked the release of his debut album,  Ashes. The album was released on February 15, with exclusive bonus tracks available on iTunes. His debut album consists of what one would call melodic dubstep or future bass. This album has truly shown how the Colorado native’s musical diversity.

Our favorite songs from this album include: “Riverie”, “Sleepwalker”, “Afterlife”, and the bonus track “Bring Forth the Pressure”. This album has already become one of the top electronic albums in our eyes, bringing on a tidal waves of feelings from start to finish — the way that music should. Sit back, put on a pair of headphones, and have a relaxing evening enjoying the new album.

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Bassnectar Lollapalooza 2015

Ethereal as always, and bass heavy – one of our favorites, Bassnectar does it time and again. Dropping Childish Gambino in the beginning of this video, then moving onto his gold “Into the Sun”, and then to heavy metal – Slayer/Pantera?!? This set is just straight ROWDY!

Bassnectar – Live @ Lollapalooza 2015 (Chicago) Full Set by Traumzauberwald on Mixcloud

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Ratatat, ‘Magnifique’ [FULL ALBUM]

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Featured on NPR, Ratatat’s new album is where it’s at. Summer vibes flowing through these tracks. Full Album: BUY HERE“So much of Ratatat‘s appeal lies in what it doesn’t do: On the band’s fifth album, Brooklynites Mike Stroud and Evan Mast built sleek, propulsive instrumentals using a spare palette of guitars, synthesizers and simple percussion in such a way that the music sounds both triumphant and understated. These are rock instrumentals that needn’t overcompensate for their lack of words; they don’t strain to be heard or scramble to stand out, but instead convey coolness that seems effortless.

What Magnifique — Ratatat’s first album since the more experimental LP4 five summers ago — lacks in showy flamboyance or wholly surprising sounds, it possesses in breezy smoothness that proves versatile. The first single, “Cream On Chrome,” has the most overt zippiness to it, but even it never works up a sweat or wastes a breath. When Ratatat kicks up a few ’80s-style hard-rock guitar solos in “Pricks Of Brightness,” they function as some of the most easygoing heroics you’ll ever hear.

Elsewhere on Magnifique, the duo’s instrumentals seem suited to accompany mixed drinks at a beachside restaurant: At several points in “Drift,” Ratatat calms down enough to emit a noise that closely resembles a cat’s purr, while “Supreme” sways softly such that it attracts a chirping bird. If Magnifique unfolds like a snappy summer movie, “I Will Return” is there at the end to burble euphorically over the closing credits, even going so far as to promise a sequel right in its title. Here’s hoping so.” – NPR

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Into The Sun – BASSNECTAR!

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Bassheads AAASSSEEEMMMBBLLEEE!!! Bass Wizard – Bassnectar is here and with some new euphoric summery vibes that feature some dope melodic yet energetic sounds. “INTO THE SUN!!! Announcing the imminent release of 16 slices of Amorphous Music – and a 70-minute bonus track: Mixtape 13”. Lorin has boosted tracks that are straight bounce, beautiful, and as always bass heavy.

Out June 30th to blow you away! In the meantime – you need to Pre-Order HERE!

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Where Are U Now – Jack U [Remixes]

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There was a lot of backlash when word was legendary producers were teaming up with Justin Beiber under their Jack U monicker, but when “Where are U Now” came out the numbers defied all that talk. Now, producers like Kaskade have taken it upon themselves to add their own spin to this already popular and bouncing song. Which one’s your favorite?

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Dance, Dance, and DANCE! Abrasive – Ratatat

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No need for words….click play, listen, watch and grooooooove! Ratatat giving our ears this magic accompanied by 4000+ drawings from E.Vax, this one is just happiness. July 17th, hurry up!

Other posts on this: HERE! AND HERE!

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[FREE DOWNLOAD] I’m In Love With The Coco – Ed Sheeran (Hitimpulse Remix)

We’ve all heard the single I’m In Love With The Coco by O.T Genasis. Whether you thought it was ridiculous or ridiculously entertaining, famed British singer-songwriter’s melodic voice paired with the genius of Germany’s Hitimpulse, brings forth to you a remix that will change your perspective on the original to a “whoaaa”.  [DOWNLOAD FREE]

 

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[NEW ALBUM] Magnifique – RATATAT

The wait is ALMOST over! After teasing us with “Cream on Chrome”, the duo gave us a taste of the new new with “Intro”. With the first two songs already released, the new album entitled appropriately as Magnifique is set to be out July 17. A production of over 4 years, the cover features a series of sketches by Mast and Stroud that were made during their work.  Musicians, artists, and geniuses…we can’t wait!

Magnifique:

01 Intro
02 Cream on Chrome
03 Magnifique
04 Abrasive
05 Countach
06 Drift
07 Pricks of Brightness
08 Nightclub Amnesia
09 Cold Fingers
10 Supreme
11 Rome
12 Primetime
13 I Will Return
14 Outro

Is Ratatat coming near you? Check out their tour:

5-30 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound
05-31 Paris, France – We Love Green
06-05 New York, NY – Governors Ball
07-24-26 Seattle, WA – Capital Hill Block Party
07-27 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Vogue Theatre
07-29 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
07-31 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
08-02 Pomona, CA – Hard Summer Music Festival
08-14 Saint-Malo, France – Route Du Rock Festival
08-17 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega Festival
08-19 Cologne, Germany – C/O Pop Festival
08-21 Charleville-Mezieres, France – Cabaret Vert Festival
08-22 Paredes de Coura, Portugal – Paredes de Coura Festival

 

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Return of RATATAT!!

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Ratatat!! Woop woop! One of our personal favorites, the duo has finally released new stuff. The song exemplifies Ratatat’s signature sound that just makes you feel good. Since their last release in 2010, “Cream on Chromeo” is a taste of the goodness that’s to come this year from Ratatat.

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The Floozies “Do Your Thing” Tour & Album [Free Download]

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Minneapolis – First Ave. & 7th St Entry 2/21/15 This SATURDAY!

Urbana- Canopy Club 2/26/15 Next THURSDAY!

The Floozies will be bringing some funky fresh vibes to both of our Rowdy Beats locations in Minneapolis and Urbana, Illinois! Two brothers, producer/guitarist Matt Hill and drummer Mark Hill have been traveling all over the US to festivals and venues throwing down funky electronic music making crowds want to dance all night! We were lucky enough to catch their opening set for the GRiZMatik show in Minneapolis back in November, and are stoked to see them headline their own show! Their new album, “Do Your Thing,” made a huge impact by making it’s way into the list of the top 15 electronic albums on the iTunes charts. Urbana is in store for an exciting, live performance from the Floozies, who never disappoint and always make the crowd get down! And catching them in the legendary First Avenue in Minneapolis this Saturday is going to be a night to remember as well! Let’s hope The Floozies drop “Jambox,” and bring back Prince-levels of funk to First Ave again! Get the full album for free, and get ready to boogie!

 

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SNEO–“Terra” EP

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Electronic music’s trickle into modern cinema has been occurring pretty rapidly over the last few years. However, it’s been mostly restricted to party scenes in movies (or all of Project X), and crazy action (22 Jump Street). Section Z’s Records’, SNEO, is going to bridge the gap between dance music and movie soundtracks. SNEO’s new EP, Terra, embarks the listener on a journey which is self-described as “mankind landing on an alien world for the first time and exploring it”. We couldn’t agree more, the first track “Bioluminous” instantly reminded us of Metroid Prime’s “Tallon Overworld” Theme–one of the best video game soundtracks ever BTW.

The atmospheric melodies really do transport you while the bass keeps you grounded on this new world. Check out “Bioluminous” below, and go give SNEO’s Facebook Page a “Like!” [Full Album Stream/Download]

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edIT–Crying Over Pros For No Reason

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It’s not very often that we get to see how an artist’s music has been reshaped or defined newer material. In the EDM world, longevity is rare, and it seems like every month there’s a new blockbuster DJ/Producer on the scene. Which is why its so interesting to be able to delve deep in The Glitch Mob’s past, before the trio even existed, and see the origins of each of the three Mob members, particularly Ed Ma, aka edIT. edIT’s first album Crying Over Pros For No Reason, is being re-released and is completing a 10-year cycle for his solo project, which has taken a side seat since the formation of The Glitch Mob in 2006. However, to first time listeners, edIT’s first album is moment of realization. The tracks seem vaguely familiar for anyone who has listened to The Glitch Mob before, the calm, melodic instruments juxtaposed with heavy, iconic, GLITCH.  Check out the anniversary edition of the album, and all the DnB inspirations from it in the full stream below, and if you dig it BUY IT:

If you’re a vinyl enthusiast, you’ll definitely want this one, coolest looking vinyl we’ve seen, available here.

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DJ Earworm Mashup 2014!

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It’s the end of the year. How was your year? DJ Earworm has become the dude for mashing pop songs during the year, and this is what he came up with this time.

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The Glitch Mob–Love, Death, Immortality Tour

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One of our most listened to artists are coming to Minneapolis this Thursday on their Love, Death, Immortality Tour. And there are plenty of signs pointing to this concert being the best on in Minneapolis all year. Here’s why:

They have a sick new stage setup:

Check out their new stage “organism”, the Blade, it’s not just cool lights and weird design. It’s actually functional. The Glitch Mob is known to create their own crazy instruments to perform live as much as possible, and the Blade will not disappointment.

Their music Rocks!

We’ve been huge fans of The Glitch Mob ever since they  burst onto the scene with their debut album, “Drink the Sea.” Their EP did not disappoint, and “Love, Death, Immortality” was one of the most anticipated electronic music albums this year.

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“Jaguar”– What So Not (Thursday Trap!)

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Weekend’s almost here, to get you there, here’s some Thursday Trap

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Skrillex Red Rocks 2014 Mothership Set!

No words necessary for this…just, RAGE! Don’t forget to check out Skrillex’s latest album HERE!

TRACKLIST HERE

 

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Gramatik Lays Down The Beat! [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Soda start, symphonic melodies and lyrical flow of ProbCause present ProbMatik. Emphatically entitled “ProbMatik Monster Stomp”, we thoroughly enjoyed this one in its entirety. From start to finish Gramatik’s beat gets captures you whiel ProbCause’s flow keeps you bobbin’. We’d love to see more collabs from these two! Requesting Gramatik to release a full hip-hop album with collabs with various rappers like Childish Gambino, Deltron 3030, Del the funky homosapien, etc.  – anyone else agree?

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‘NOISE VS. BEAUTY’ –BASSNECTAR LP

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If there’s one producer that we can expect to wow us with unexpected takes on music, it’s Lorin Ashton. Known to non-BassHeads as Bassnectar, Ashton is back with an epic new 15-track LP, “Noise vs. Beauty.” A fitting title for the work of someone who seems to effortlessly blend calming atmospheric melodies with hard-hitting bass, as seen immediately in the first track “F.U.N” (<–Spongebob Reference?) The progression through the LP is truly remarkable, the second track is another one of our favorites, starting out with a frenzy of noise, transitioning to slow, smooth vocals, and getting our heart rate back up and our heads banging. By the third song, “Loco Ono” Bassnectar knows exactly what you’re thinking, the lyrics appropriately start off the song “Let the music take control, turn in up and LET IT GO!!!”

We weren’t huge fans of the vocals for the 4th track, but the next one, “Lost in the Crowd” is going to be an instant hit. Combining some great hip-hop, with an infectious riff, the song instantly reminded us of the hit, “Vava Voom.” Right when you need a break, “Ephemeral” lets you ease off a little bit, and creates a galactic traveling atmosphere. But don’t let us tell you how the LP should make you feel, experience it yourself below!!! As always, one of the most refreshing takes on “EDM” music, and always progressive.  Buy the album on Bassnectar.net where you can find out a lot more of the behind-the-scenes work and collaborations. Plus check out his Twitter feed to see the insights he’s shared with fans!

 

 

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Above & Beyond – Good For Me (Matt Lange Remix)

Matt Lange has put together a remix of Above and Beyond’s “Good For Me” and it has surpassed all our expactations. Matt manages to keep Above and Beyond’s sound present, while adding in his own touch and the result is truly beautiful. Music is all about emotion and this track made us feel alive. Good job Matt, keep it up!

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GRiZ – Fall In Love Too Fast (Exmag Remix): MUST HEAR

The soul/funk guru Griz has had one of his older tracks remixed by New York’s Exmag. Being apart of Gramatik’s Lowtemp label, Exmag has got nothing but good vibes and enough funk to change the world. “Fall In Love Too Fast” takes you on a 3:30 adventure through the land of funk and we will have this track on repeat for the rest of the day. So real!

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Phazz – Addiction

Phazz with his latest track “Addiction” is a chilled out trap mix with some wubby low ends and that fresh kick drum bumpin’ all the way through. With some reverb coming in on the high end, the track has the spacey, feel good vibe. Perfect to kick back to on a sunny summer day!

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Wake up to this “ALARM CLOCK”!

Having trouble waking up in the morning? Tired of listening to your phone going off in the morning, only to find yourself snoozing it? Time to spice up your mornings with Feed Me’s new single – “Alarm Clock”. With a bumping thumping beat and melodic vocals sung by the man himself, Jon Gooch, this single portrays the man reinventing himself and showcasing an electro frenzy that is sure to get your morning going. Check him out on his 2014 Tour in New York on August 2nd!

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TOO TURNT UP ft. WAKA – Flosstradamus

Trap artists hailing from Chicago, Flosstradamus, team up with famed rapper Waka Flocka Flame to present: “TTU -TOO TURNT UP”. With no shortage of 808s and sub-bass kick drums, the signature trap elements shine right through in this song. The intro immediately captures and gets you in the zone!  Enjoy:

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