Nostalgia overload | EDM tracks that will take you back

It´s Wednesday, but that does not mean we cańt post a little throwback. Below is a list of songs that are believed to be the most nostalgic in EDM.

check out the list below and tell us which track brings you back the most!

The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up

New Order – Confusion (Pump Panel Reconstruction mix)

Crazy Frog – Axel F

Gigi D’agostino – L’Amour Toujours (I’ll Fly With You)

DJ S3RL – Pretty Rave Girl

Groove Coverage – God is a Girl 

The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats

Guru Josh Project – Infinity

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

Basshunter – All I Ever Wanted

Zombie Nation – Kernkraft 400

Corona – Rhythm of the Night

DJ Satomi – Waves (Original Mix) 

Dave McCullen – Rave Heaven

Tune Up – Ravers Fantasy

Dune – Can’t Stop Raving

Force & Styles feat. Jenna – Field of Dreams

Angerfist – Raise Your Fist

Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam

Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee)

Ferry Corsten – Punk

Darude – Sandstorm

Justice – D.A.N.C.E.

Justice vs Simian – We Are Your Friends

Supermode – Tell Me Why

Sandro Silva & Quintino – Epic

Axwell feat. Errol Reid – Nothing But Love

Showtek – FTS

Brennan Heart – Get Wasted

Tiesto vs. Diplo – C’mon

Avicii – Levels

Avicii – Silhouettes

Avicii vs Nicky Romero – I Could Be The One (Nicktim)

Nicky Romero – Toulose

Porter Robinson – Language

Zedd feat. Foxes – Clarity

Deadmau5 – Strobe

Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites

Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Save the World

Steve Angello & Laidback Luke ft. Robin S. – Show Me Love

Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl ft. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Mix)

Alesso & Dirty South feat. Ruben Haze – City Of Dreams

Dada Life – Kickout the Epic Motherfucker

Fedde Le Grand – Put Your Hands Up For Detroit

Chuckie – Who Is Ready To Jump

Miss Jane – It’s a Fine Day (ATB remix)

Energy 52 – Café Del Mar (Three ‘n’ One Mix)

Tiësto – Adagio For Strings

Cascada – Every Time We Touch

Alice Deejay – Better Off Alone

DJ Sammy & Yanou ft. Do – Heaven

Ian van Dahl – Castles in the Sky

Missing Heart – Moonlight Shadow

4 Strings – Take Me Away (Into The Night)

ATC – All Around The World

ATB – Ecstasy

ATB – 9PM (Till I Come)

Paul van Dyk – For An Angel

Above & Beyond & Andy Moor – Air For Life

Above & Beyond feat. Zoe Johnston – No One On Earth (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)

Cygnus X – Superstring

Cygnus X – The Orange Theme

System F – Out Of The Blue

Robert Miles – Children (Dream Version)

Vincent De Moor – Fly Away

Cosmic Gate – Exploration of Space

Cosmic Gate – Fire Wire

Oceanlab – Satellite

Chicane – Offshore

Chicane feat. Moya Brennan – Saltwater

John O’Callaghan feat. Audrey Gallagher – Big Sky

The Thrillseekers feat. Sheryl Dean – Synaesthesia (Fly Away)

Armin van Buuren – Communication

Jones & Stephenson – The First Rebirth

Art of Trance – Madagascar (Ferry Corsten remix)

Binary Finary – 1998 (Gouryella Remix)

Orbital – Halcyon On and On

Daft Punk – One More Time

Daft Punk – Around The World

DJ Mangoo – Eurodancer

M.I.K.E. PUSH – Universal Nation

Fragma – Toca’s Miracle (I Need A Miracle)

Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford – Sun & Moon

Dimitri Vegas, MOGUAI & Like Mike – Mammoth

Deadmau5 & Kaskade – I Remember

Rihanna & Calvin Harris – We Found Love

The Bloody Beetroots feat. Steve Aoki – Warp 1.9

Afrojack feat. Eva Simons – Take Over Control

DJ Snake & Lil Jon – Turn Down For What

Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand

Bingo Players – Rattle

Deadmau5 feat. Chris James – The Veldt

Wolfgang Gartner – Illamerica

Nero – Promises

Hardwell – Spaceman

Ellie Goulding – Lights (Bassnectar Remix)

Blue Foundation – Eyes On Fire (Zeds Dead Remix)

Flux Pavilion – Bass Cannon

Kid Sister – Pro Nails (Rusko Remix)

DJ Fresh feat. Ce’Cile – Gold Dust (Flux Pavilion Remix)

La Roux – In For The Kill (Skrillex Remix)

Excision & Downlink – Headbanga

Tristam – Follow Me

David Guetta feat. Sia – Titanium

Major Lazer – Original Don (Flosstradamus Remix)

Kanye West – Mercy (RL Grime & Salva Remix)

Major Lazer – Pon De Floor

Baauer – Harlem Shake

Keys N Krates – Dum Dee Dum

Diplo feat. Nicky Da B – Express Yourself

EDM sub-genres – a new ravers guide

What’s your favorite sub genre in EDM? Or are you like me that likes everything? I’ve listed a few below without going to deep into the EDM realm where there’s no coming out of. Let’s look at several of the more popular EDM sub genres we hear at music festivals today.

Trap

EDM trap is a style of electronic dance music (EDM) that originated in the mid-2000s and early 2010s. It blends elements of trap music, an offshoot of Southern hip hop, with elements of EDM like build-ups, drops, and breakdowns. A variety of artists spurred trap’s move into pop and EDM

Techno

Techno is a genre of electronic dance music that is characterized by a repetitive four on the floor beat which is generally produced for use in a continuous DJ set. The central rhythm is often in common time, while the tempo typically varies between 120 and 150 beats per minute

Dupstep

Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in South London in the late 1990s. It is generally characterised by sparse, syncopated rhythmic patterns with prominent sub-bass frequencies.

House

House is a genre of electronic dance music characterized by a repetitive four on the floor beat and a tempo of 120 to 130 beats per minute. 

D&B

Drum and bass is a genre of electronic music characterised by fast breakbeats with heavy bass and sub-bass lines, sampled sources, and synthesizers. The music grew out of breakbeat hardcore. The popularity of drum and bass at its commercial peak ran parallel to several other homegrown dance styles in the UK.

Trance

Trance is a genre of electronic music that emerged from the British new-age music scene and the early 1990s German techno and hardcore scenes. At the same time trance music was developing in Europe, the genre was also gathering a following in the Indian state of Goa.

Hardstyle

Hardstyle is a Dutch electronic dance genre mixing influences from techno and hardcore. Early hardstyle typically consisted of an overdriven and hard-sounding kick drum with a lot of sustain, with intense faded or reversed basslines accompanying the beat.

Big Room

Big room house is a subgenre of electro house. Since the mid-2010s it has become a popular form of electronic dance music. It gained mainstream popularity after artists like KSHMR, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Blasterjaxx, Martin Garrix and R3HAB began infusing it into their musical style.

Future Bass

Future bass is an umbrella term of bass music characterised by less intense drops, pulsating synth chords, exotic percussion and sometimes brass sounds.

Mid Tempo Bass

Midtempo is a genre of Electronic Music derived from techno and Electro House, featuring dark atmospheres and tempos around 80-115bpm.

These EDM sub genre cover all bases especially from an EDM events stand point, but each one has its rabbit hole that you can go into for hours and discover other sub genres with crazy names.

Alison Wonderland & Dillon Francis work on 2nd collab

Alison Wonderland and Dillon Francis are collabing once again. They spent Valentine’s Day in the studio wiping up something that we can’t wait to hear.

The last track they worked on (Lost my Mind) was nothing, but a success. We wait with great anticipation to see what the 2 have up their sleeves.

Sunset Music Festival announces phase 1

Sunset Music Festival releases phase 1 of their 2020 edition. One of the most underrated festivals that brings it every year to the Tampa area already displaying some heavy hitters in phase 1.

Known for its dubstep and trap it seems techno and house DJ’s are definitely making a space of their own in Sunset Music Festival attracting names like Green Velvet, VNSSA, and Destructo. With phase 1 looking so good I can only imagine phase 2 being even better!

7 female EDM DJ’s we have to admire

As I look at this list I’m not sure if this is a list we all should admire or that I’m just putting a list of the female EDM artists I crush on the most lol. Even if that were the case they are pretty talented and well known.

Nina Kraviz

Nina Kraviz

Kraviz released her self-titled debut album in February 2012 through the Rekids record label, to mixed-positive reviews. Kraviz started her own record label in 2014, named трип (English: Trip).

Alison Wonderland

Alison Wonderland

Her debut album, Run, was released on 20 March 2015, which peaked at No. 6 on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified gold by ARIA. Her sophomore album, Awake, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums. She was listed at No. 96 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs in October 2018. She is also the highest billed female DJ in Coachella history

Rezz

Rezz

She released her debut EP, Insurrection in 2015 through OWSLA’s sub-label Nest HQ. In 2016, she signed with Deadmau5’s record label Mau5trap, and released follow-ups The Silence is Deafening and Something Wrong Here. On August 4, 2017, Rezazadeh released her debut studio album, Mass Manipulation, with its follow up, Certain Kind of Magic, released in 2018.

TOKiMONSTA

She has collaborated with Anderson Paak, Isaiah Rashad, Selah Sue, and ZHU. She has also remixed tracks by Beck, Duran Duran, Olafur Arnalds and ODESZA. In 2019, she was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Dance / Electronic Album for the album Lune Rouge.

Nicole Moudaber

Nicole Moudaber

born in Nigeria. She began her career promoting dance parties in Beirut, Lebanon during the 1990s, before transferring to London where she established herself as a DJ and producer. She came to the attention of Carl Cox in 2009 when she signed to his record label Intec. She released her first album Believein 2013 on Drumcode Records.

Annie Mac

Annie Mac

She is known as the eponymous host of the music show Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 in the United Kingdom, which airs at 7:00 pm on Friday evenings, as well as host of the 7:00 – 9:00 pm slot Monday – Thursdays formerly hosted by Zane Lowe.

Ellen Allien

Ellen Allien  

founder of BPitch Controlmusic label. Her album Stadtkind was dedicated to the city of Berlin, and she cites the culture of reunified Berlin as one of the main inspirations for her music. She sings in both German and English. Her music is best described as a blend of IDM and Techno music, which is dance-floor oriented and has noticeable experimental elements. She lives in Berlin.

EDCLV main stage designs through the years (2011-2019)

We take a look back at the main stages that EDCLV has had over the years. EDC is known for its festival decore and it’s awesome stage production. EDCLV is also known for its mega stage structures, which in my opinion are the biggest stages at North American music festivals.

Check out EDCLV main stages through the years and tell us your favorite one.

Getter headed back to his origins of dubstep with this release

Getter hit a few rough patches and wasn’t himself, but as of lately he came out with a commitment that meant he would make music for himself and get back to when things were good for the super star. With the release of “Represent” I ‘like tell you one thing…. he’s found his way back to dubstep!

With this track paves a road for more to come from Getter and we will be here every step of the way watching.

here his new track below:

CREAMFIELDS UK PHASE 1 LINEUP ANNOUNCED

One of the largest festivals in the UK ‘Creamfields’ has officially released their first wave announcement of artists to join the previously announced headliners Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers, Eric Prydz HOLOSPHERE, Pendulum TRINITY, BICEP Live, Carl Cox, Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Nina Kraviz and Camelphat.

Artists joining the already stacked line up in alphabetical order include Above & Beyond, Adam Beyer, Alesso, Andy C,  ANNA, Basement Jaxx (DJ Set), B.Traits, Ben Nicky, Boris Brejcha, Brennan Heart, Charlotte de Witte, Chase & Status (DJ Set), Cristoph, D-Block & S-te-Fan, Darren Styles, deadmau5, Denis Sulta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Disciples, Enrico Sangiuliano, Example, Ferry Corsten, Fisher, Gareth Emery, Gorgon City, Hannah Wants, Holy Goof, Hybrid Minds, Jamie Jones, Jauz, Jax Jones (Live), Joseph Capriati, Kölsch, Laidback Luke, La Fleur, Marco Carola, Mattn, Michael Bibi, Miss K8, MK, Oliver Heldens, Patrick Topping, Pete Tong, Sam Divine, Scooter, Simon Dunmore, Skream, Sonny Fodera, Sound Rush, Sub Focus DJ Set & ID, Sub Zero Project, Sven Väth, Tiësto, Timmy Trumpet, TNT, Vini Vici, W&W, Wildstylez, and Zatox. 

There will be over 300 acts over the four-day weekend, fans can expect more announcements over the coming weeks. Creamfields will return to Daresbury in Cheshire, UK on 27th – 30th August Bank Holiday weekend.  Ticket on sale now www.creamfields.com

Porter Robinson & Madeon’s hit “Shelter” has gone Gold

This great track that always brings a tear or 2 to my eye has gotten what it deserves and that’s going GOLD!

Shelter, which came out August 11, 2016 has had a lot of great success with it being certified Gold by the RIAA for reaching 500,000 sales or equivalent. As the people continue to stream and purchase the song the only hope for it is to become platinum (1,000,000 sales or equivalent).

Insomniac updates including EDCLV lineup dropping 2/20 & more

Pasquale Rotella has been busy with a lot of awesome things in store for us! He took to Instagram to share the excitement and announce that EDC Las Vegas lineup will be dropping on 2/20 at 6pm pt Night Owl Radio.

25 years of EDC

Pasquale also goes on to mention that 2021 will mark 25 years of the EDC Brand and to expect a year long celebration to commemorate the big milestone.

Nocturnal Wonderland

The music festival might be heading back to Glen Helen due to the number in attendance at the venue this past year which wasn’t so good. Pasquale Rotella will be putting a poll up on his IG to get a vote on what to do in this matter.

Insomniac Passport

The first year was a success and there will be some expansion coming to the program that will benefit members.

EDC Orlando

Last year the music festival was 3 days for the first time ever. Prices for the event did not increase and the goal is to continue on the same path with no major spike in price since EDCO attracted more attendees (75,000 people a day).

Beyond Wonderland Pacific Northwest

Its almost been a decade since the last Beyond Wonderland in Seattle, but a comeback is definitely in play For the PNW.

Nos Events Center

Expansions will be made to Beyond Wonderland SoCal. Expect other changes for other Insomniac events held there.

Other updates

Expect improvements to the wellness programs especially when it comes to mental health. Insomniac also looks to improve on being environmentally friendly and will be implementing changes at upcoming music events.

Check out Pasquale’s IG post below for more info