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Madeon - Live Triple J Mix

Madeon – Live Triple J Mix

The young and ever-rising Madeon once again provides his fans with a beautifully mixed session that was recorded for Nina Las Vegas’ show, while he was down in Australia. The French virtuoso exhibits his skills in this mix with “music that’s been exciting [him] as a DJ recently, ranging from electro to disco-ish stuff.” And...
Alan Braxe - Moments In Time EP

Alan Braxe – Moments In Time EP

As a pioneer of French music, the Paris based producer/DJ Alan Braxe has once again assembled a beautiful compilation of sonic art with his new EP, Moments In Time. Although these tracks may be a bit more chill than most of the heavy hitting bass-infused music we see being released today, this EP is most...
Kill Paris - To A New World EP

Kill Paris – To A New World EP

Having just finished a nationwide tour with Big Gigantic, the Los Angeles producer Kill Paris, né Corey Baker, is continuing his year with much promise today, as he’s released his newest EP via Skrillex’s OWSLA. The masterpiece, To A New World has several KP originals, along with an extremely eclectic set of remixes to those originals....
Review: Generation Wild Tour Chicago

Review: Generation Wild Tour Chicago

As the cold consumed the city of Chicago, the anticipation at 306 North Halsted grew heavily with the hopes of a wonderful opening night for the GENERATION WILD TOUR. And those hopes would soon turn into beautiful memories as the night proved to be a complete success. We were graciously met up with Danny Avila...
Interview: Danny Avila

Interview: Danny Avila

At just seventeen years of age, Danny Avila has really hit the EDM world by storm. Upon his formal recognition by the top clubs in Spain and the one and only Fedde le Grand, Danny has had quite an eventful past several years. We were able to catch up with him just before his first...
Interview: Mikael Weermets

Interview: Mikael Weermets

From a normal life with a nine to five job to the feelings he had in anticipation of his first North American debut tour, we caught up with Swedish superstar Mikael Weermets just before opening night of the Generation Wild Tour in Chicago. We talk about his life, his passions, and his overall outlook on...
Bonobo - Cirrus

Bonobo – Cirrus

Bonobo, né Simon Green, is a downbeat producer hailing from the UK. His music has been a source of inspiration ever since he released his debut album Animal Magic in 2000. Since then he has pioneered the downbeat world on his current label Ninja Tune. “Cirrus” is the first single off his upcoming album The North Borders, which...
Flosstradamus - B⚠NNED 2

Flosstradamus – B⚠NNED 2

Continuing to push the boundaries of the music world, Chicago mega duo Flosstradamus, comprised of Curt Cameruci (aka Autobot) and Josh Young (aka J2K), have released their latest mixtape B⚠NNED 2. With their listeners in mind, Flosstradamus once again produces a diverse 30-minute mix of heavy-hitting hip-hop, thumping trap, hyphy house, and just about every sound in...
Review: Skrillex - Leaving EP

Review: Skrillex – Leaving EP

Review written by Joshua P. (@DubMasterDyson). Over the years, Sonny Moore, better known as Skrillex, has been hard at work in the music game producing absolute bangers. And 2013 proves to be no different. On January 3rd, Skrillex released an abbreviated, yet powerful, three-track EP, titled Leaving. Upon releasing the EP, Skrillex announced on The Nest,...