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[Dubstep] Figure – Lost in Space (Original Mix)

As Soundcloud user “after crazy” bluntly puts it, this track is “destruction in my head”, and rightly so. Indiana-born and bred Figure draws upon 60s throwback vocal and sound samples, taking the listener on an aural space odyssey complete with laser fights with aliens and high-speed spacecraft chases. These days we see a lot of electronic artists churn out mindless albeit catchy beats, so it is refreshing to hear Figure create a moody space fantasy out of what already would be a blistering dubstep track. Prepare to have your eardrums slayed.

’Figure – Lost in Space (Original Mix)’
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[Mashup] Martin Solveig vs. Nicky Romero vs. Laura LaRue Night Out UnDeuxTrois Toulouse (Laidback Luke Mashup)

Mashups have saturated Soundcloud in a haze that is impenetrable and inescapable, a blanket that muffles any true musical astuteness or expertise. To be honest, when I see the word “mashup” I groan, envisioning “Levels vs. [Insert Swedish House Mafia track here], a veritable EDM hell. However seeing Laidback Luke’s moniker next to the dreaded word immediately piques my interest.  Nicky Romero’s infectious “Toulouse” melds well with Solveig’s vocals in “The Night Out” while Laura LaRue’s “Un Deux Trois” provides the meat of this big room banger. What truly makes this mashup refreshing is that it feels whole and complete, not haphazardly thrown together with no regard for consistency or continuity. Three insanely catchy tracks mixed by one insanely legendary DJ? Sure, we’ll take it.

Martin Solveig vs Nicky Romero vs Laura LaRue Night Out UnDeuxTrois Toulouse (Laidback Luke Mashup)



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[Dubstep] Stephen Swartz feat. Joni Fatora – Bullet Train

Hailing from Miami, Stephen Swartz exhibits a perfect amount of restraint on this mellowed-out dubstep track with Joni Fatora. Fatora’s light, airy, Taylor Swift-esque vocals blend perfectly with a punchy baseline and enough kick to sound perfectly and brilliantly executed. This track is like sipping a glass of Rémy Martin XO while your standard US dubstep track is a Jack and Coke; both get the job done but one makes you feel rich and too much of the other makes you want to puke. So feel rich this 4th of July and download this great track FO’ FREE!

’Stephen Swartz – Bullet Train (feat. Joni Fatora)’
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[Electro/Remixes] Porter Robinson – Spitfire (Bonus Remixes)

Since tomorrow is America’s favorite day, a day of drinking American beers heavily, getting sunburned and consuming inhuman amounts of hot dogs, it is only fitting that Porter Robinson release two remixes for “Vandalism” and one remix for “Spitfire” for free! Swede newcomer Bjorn Akesson deconstructs “Spitfire” to its bare essentials to create a perfect trance track while Lazy Rich and Dirtyloud do what they do best.

’Porter Robinson – Spitfire (Bonus Remixes)’
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[House] Heatbeat – Rocker Monster

Argentine trance duo Heatbeat has consistently churned out single after single that has been featured in sets by the masters: Tiesto, Paul van Dyk and most notably Armin Van Buuren on his radio show A State of Trance. Having been released way back in January it is a surprise that “Rocker Monster” hasn’t generated as much buzz as it should. It is an industrial, heavy-hitting, big room banger that will have you jacking up the volume and pressing ‘repeat’ for hours. It may or may not also make you feel like Godzilla and ready to thrash everything and anything in your path, so listen at your own discretion. Check out their Soundcloud for other awesome tracks like “Shawarma” and “Trash”.

’Heatbeat – Rocker Monster’
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[Dubstep] Skrillex – DnB Ting (Original Mix)

Thanks to a Rolling Stone interview, a seemingly endless stream of new music and collaborations and a never-ending world tour, Skrillex a.k.a Sonny Moore has essentially become a household name. That being said, it’s kind of a surprise that “DnB Ting” was apparently leaked over a year ago but a studio-quality version has just been brought to our attention. This song is messy and somewhat directionless but still bass-heavy and dance-worthy, leading the listener on a frenzied path to mania.

’Skrillex – DnB Ting (Original Mix)’
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[Mix] Dillon Francis – Diplo and Friends RADIO 1

Dillon Francis is one of the hottest, if not the weirdest producer/DJ in the game right now. Despite his penchant for putting his face on cats’ bodies his he has blazed an innovative trail for the m0ombah genre, and this mix for Radio 1 exemplifies his talent. This mix features some Knife Party, Alvin Risk, little Porter Robinson along with endless moombah beats and his perfect for a summer rager!

’Dillon Francis – Diplo and Friends RADIO 1 & 1xtra 2hrMIX **SUMMER VIBEZ**’

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