Axwell’s NEW Center of the Universe(Remode)…A Review!


Axwell’s new  Center of The Universe has dropped and it’s an awesome track…awesome at is highest and truest form.  The track has great vocals, incredible musicality, and the versatility of it can really make it a chill track for small house parties as well as being able to stand up to the intensity of being dropped at huge music festivals like EDC Las Vegas or played at killer clubs like Marquee! Axwell… we miss Swedish House Mafia but man oh man how we love you guys individually too!!!!

Buy it on Beatport HERE! 

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Major Lazer’s Watch Out For This! Tomorrowland Remix from Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike! Super Hot!

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The killer Belgian superstars Dimitri Vegas & Like Mikepersonal faves – are getting ready to drop a super, hot new remix! They have taken on Major Lazer’s Watch Out For This and vamp up the hotness for the perfect party track of the coming summer season! Check out the official video HERE!

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The track is also guaranteed to be featured in the huge, new, weekly radio show from the pair called Smash The House. Already airing on some of the most listened stations around the world, the 60-minute selection is a raucous ride through some of the hottest singles currently doing the rounds plus completely new music exclusive to the show. Fans everywhere can tune into the show through the power of the official Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike YouTube channel

We might have to put this on our Top Ten Best Songs of Summer 2013? What Do You Think? Give us your suggestions below for the best songs for this summer!

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Manila Luzon’s Boobs are 3D!!!

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Manila Luzon of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame released a 3D video today for One Night in Bangkok, which coincides with the release of her most recent T-Shirt line(watch out…you might see it on T-Shirt Tuesdays on raannt!) When asked why she chose to do this song in 3D she responded, “One Night in Bangkok has always been one of my favorite songs…and out of all of the asian stereotypes I’ve portrayed, I haven’t done a Thai impersonation yet.  And I did the music video in 3D because I wanted everyone to see how great my boobs look in person!!!”

Check out the video, directed by Francis Von Legge, below and see those boobs for yourself!

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Jounce Is Your Mama’s Favorite Rising DJ! THE Interview!


Directly based in the center of the entertainment world, DJ Jounce is pulsating killer beats straight into the hearts of EDM lovers. Originating from mixed-CDs, with no names or labels, Jounce focuses his music on the pure serenity of his beats, the rhythm of how the music ultimately makes your body want to move.  Traveling the world with his music, Jounce continues to evolve his craft with culture, new music and feedback from the crowd.  As a fairly new DJ that is getting a lot of radio play, we couldn’t help but to love him more and more. Introducing Jounce, a DJ favorite by all.


1. Introduce yourself in 5 words or less.

Your mama’s favorite rising DJ

2. What do you think sets you apart from other DJs?

I’m always listening from the dance floor’s perspective because I enjoy dancing myself.  It’s amazing how many DJ’s don’t actually dance … isn’t that like a chef who doesn’t eat?  I don’t really set boundaries or definitions.  So if it sounds good, I’ll spin it … regardless of who else likes or hates it, who wrote it, or what category it’s been boxed into.  Also, I started out as a musician, so I try to mix harmonically and apply musicianship to my production which feeds into my DJ’ing.

3. When did you realize you wanted to be in the music industry?

My passion’s been music since as early as I can remember.  I never thought about being in the “industry”, but I guess that’s just what happens over time when you make it your livelihood as well.

4. How were you introduced to the world of Electronic Music?

One of my friends would voluntarily make mix-CDs for me before I even started DJ’ing.  It was cool because there were no track or artist names, pictures or anything else but the music … so I got to listen without any biases.

5. What is something about you we wouldn’t know by looking at you?

My heart rate is abnormally low.  I’m active, but the furthest thing from a marathon runner.  I’ve been clocked at 35 BPM.  No DJ should ever be at that BPM.


6. How do you define sexy?

Something that makes you salivate that you’re not “supposed” to eat.

7. What’s the sexiest City? Hotel? Club? Music Festival? Song?

Las Vegas.  Artisan in Vegas.  XS in Vegas.  Electric Daisy Carnival.  As of right now, my new track “Vs. Doppelganger”, especially with Stefni’s vocals.

8. What is your favorite music festival you have ever performed at and why?

I closed out the main stage at the Sunset Music Festival 2012 in Miami.  I met some of the coolest people ever … and I still keep in touch with them.

9. What music festival are you most looking forward to and why?

Ultra Music Festival.  One of my goals is to DJ there.

10. Will you be introducing new music throughout your tour dates?

Yes!  I’ve been busy in the studio and will release new tracks all year long.  Stay tuned … follow me at!

11. What are the pros and cons of touring?

Pros: Experiencing new environments and cultures, meeting new people, and sharing the thrill of music with them.  Cons: Crazy travel itineraries.  During my recent Asia tour, I DJ’d in 3 countries in 3 days so that weekend was non-stop airports and traffic.


12. Which 3 musicians, dead or alive, do you respect the most and why?

Hendrix because he was self-taught and developed his approach by truly feeling the music and let that inspire his songwriting and unorthodox playing.  Michael Jackson because he actually wrote a lot of his songs … and there is no other musician’s songs (or remixes) that I think could work for a greater variety of audiences … past, present or future.  I should mention someone in the EDM world, huh?  Swedish House Mafia, at least as producers, have created some of my favorite EDM tracks that I know will continue to inspire me years later.  I also respect that they were very successful individually, yet were able to create as one.

13. What advice would you give to an aspiring DJ?

DJ because you love music.  If you want something else out of it, you’ll get something else, but it probably won’t be what you really want.

14. What’s next for Jounce?

Lots of new releases starting with “Vs. Doppelganger”, which also has a music video in the works.  Plenty of other shows.  This summer, I’ll be touring in Europe, including Ibiza.  Also, my revamped web site is about to launch.

15. What are your three simple luxuries?

My freedom.  My health.  Good music.  I don’t take anything for granted.

Thanks buddy! 

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EDC Electric Daisy Carnival Chicago 2013! A Roaring Review!

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This Memorial Day Weekend marked the very first EDC Chicago… and man did it leave a mark on the EDM map!! The lineup was incredible! The sites were just like the ones in EDC Vegas! And the weather… well the weather can suck it but the party went on! Check out these killer pix taken by Erik Kabik/Retna or Life After Dusk or 2013 Jennifer Catherine Photography of the entire EDC Chicago weekend!

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Day 1:

Approximately 20,000 excited EDC fans enjoyed five stages with more than 60 musical acts including theatrical performers, a surprise appearance by the Redbull Skydiving team as well as Insomniac’s signature interactive art installations, full-scale carnival rides and a stunning 7-minute fireworks display.

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Day 2:

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The lineup for day 2 was incredible! Show after show after show filled with the best beats dropped by the best in the EDM biz! Day 2 was filled with about 24,000 fans filled with EDC spirit brought harder than day one!

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Day 3:

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The final day of EDC’s first Midwest adventure has come to a close. Over the last 3 days, Insomniac hosted more than 150 diverse musical acts, performers and approximately 65,000 enthusiastic festivalgoers through rain and sunny skies. The EDC experience began Thursday afternoon with the opening of the very first EDC campgrounds. Campers were encouraged to interact with their fellow campers through tie-dying sessions, totem pole decorating, arts and crafts and a camping pre-party Thursday night.

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To say having EDC in Chicago was killer is an understatement! Lets’ hope Insomniac brings it back next year!!!

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Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia Reloads!


As sad as we are to see the end of Swedish House Mafia, we’re super excited to see what comes from the three guys(Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell and Steve Angello) individually.  We’re sure they’ll be spinning more of the amazing beats we’re so used to hearing! Check out Sebastian Ingrosso’s, with Tommy Trash and John Martin, most recent release Reload!


To buy on iTunes HERE!

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Feenixpawl New Release and Tour Dates Summer 2013!


Feenixpawl – the Australian team who produced the smash singles In My Mind  and Universe  – are back for a summer tour of North America. In support of the tour, the boys are giving away their dance floor rendition of The Alan Parsons Project’s Sirius. Any sports fan will recognize Sirius as the entry song for The Chicago Bulls and (very random) former WWF superstar Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat. 

This killer EDM duo has created yet another smash hit! With incredible high beats, drops, and high energy rhythms that pushes your body to shake all throughout the track! Their perfect combination of high energy notes and low bass beats make each and every single one of their tracks unique and a defiantly must play into any DJ set!

Check out Freenixpawl’s North American tour date for a taste of their incredible beat dropping magic


 May 31 – Ginger62- Vancouver, BC

June 1 – Whiskey Bar – Portland, OR

June 5 – Studio Paris – Chicago, IL

June 7 – Pacha – New York, NY

June 8 – Finale – New York, NY

June 9 – Moonrise Festival – Baltimore, MD

June 14 – Voyeur – San Diego, CA

June 15 – Posch Lounge – Irvine, CA

June 28 – Paradiso Festival – George, WA

June 29 – Digital Dreams Festival – Toronto, ON

June 30 – Muzique – Montreal, PQ

+ more to be announced

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Bruno Mars Treasure is 70’s Gold! Live Video!


Last week we predicted that this summer will see a return to the 70’s love and groove we love so much.  Not only in music, but also in style, we believe we’ll see a return to those radical days of soul, individuality and political change.  Even musicians like Adele and Lana Del Rey have a 70’s vibe about them that makes us think maybe we’re in for a return for the finer, simpler things in life. Bruno Mar‘s newest hit Treasure, which he performed live this past week at the Billboard Music Awards, is a perfect example of this return to 1976! Check it out below and let us know what you think…Soul Sistah!

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Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding! The Perfect Summer Couple!

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We love both Ellie Goulding and Calvin Harris and after becoming obsessed with the video for their song I Need Your Love we wish they were in love with each other!  They just seem like they’re meant for each other, don’t they??? Well…we can only hope.  Check out the video and let us know what you think!


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5 Best Summer Music Festivals of 2013!

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We love music and we love summer and summer music festivals are the perfect combination of both!  They are literally the glue that holds summer together.  We all look forward to late sumer nights, days by the pool, unbearable (but much loved) summer heat, night swims and tan lines. But what we really love the most are the music festivals. Whether it’s just a local summer fest or a multi mil festival production, music festivals are the epic staple of summer. 

So here are OUR top 5 music festivals for Summer 2013!

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Though tickets for this festival are completely sold out, the EDC experience is traveling the world! Insomniac Events introduced The Road to Las Vegas with a series of EDC festivals around the states, and this year they’re adding Chicago and London. For more info check out  Click HERE for festival trailer!

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Yep… not necessary our cup of tea but the lineup of musicians playing is so incredible we’re willing to bear the mud, smelling armpits and camping rituals that must go along with today’s version of Woodstock.  Just think…20 years from now your kids will say, “You went to Bonnaroo???” You’ll be the coolest parent in the carpool! Click HERE for festival trailer!

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Lollapalooza has to be one of the most incredible festivals of the summer.  The killer line up should really say it all, but what tops it off is that it is set in the heart of Chicago.  Check out the lineup! Incredible!!! And if you can’t make the Chicago festival, Lollapalooza also plants its feet in Chile and Brazil!! Click HERE for festival trailer!

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This couldn’t be more awesome! The killer minds behind TomorrowLand have finally agreed to bring this epic music festival to the states! And we couldn’t be more excited! The energy this festival brings is killer! For years and years the Europeans have been partying to the festivities of this festival and we’ve traveled the distance.  But now its in our backyard – Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia! For more info, tix, lineup and more visit  Click HERE for festival trailer!

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We’ve never been to this festival…or even heard of it for that matter, but with worldwide talent like Pitbull and the forever forgotten 98 Degrees this could be the festival of the summer.  After all, it claims to be “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and we’re all ears! Click HERE for festival trailer! 

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