United By Dance Pregame Playlist Episode 1

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Another week in the books, people, and that can only mean one thing: it’s the weekend!

And because it’s Friday, United By Dance is here to present to you its first ever epic pregame playlist! This pregame playlist is meant specifically for everyone who makes raging a lifestyle and wants the biggest and best songs to get your pregame started right!

This list is in no specific order, but enjoy it!

-Enjoy Your Weekend, Lampert

The Disco Fries Launch Contest In Collaboration With Musical Freedom Records In Honor Of Their Newest Track “Philtrum”

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Have you ever imagined what it is like to get an hour to skype with your favorite producer? Do you have questions about how to produce, what goes into song writing, and or just have something funny to ask? Well thanks to the Disco Fries and Tiesto’s label Musical Freedom, you now have that chance!

In honor of the release of their newest single “Philtrum”, which was released today on Beatport, the Disco Fries are running a massive contest that could result in you winning somethings stated above and few other awesome prizes! Head over to Discofries.com in order to enter the “Philitrum” Contest! Find out what you can win below.

GRAND PRIZE
– 1 Hour Skype Production Session with the Disco Fries. Ask the Disco Fries any and all production, songwriting, and food related questions during this live Skype session.
– Musical Freedom T-Shirt signed by Tiesto
– Sol Republic Deck
– Disco Fries Merch Pack

2ND PRIZE
– Sol Republic Master Track Headphones & Relay In-Ears
– Musical Freedom T-Shirt signed by Tiesto
– Disco Fries Merch Pack

THREE (3) RUNNER UPS
– Musical Freedom T-Shirt signed by Tiesto
– Disco Fries Merch Pack

For everyone who enters good luck and make sure to head over to Beatport (click here) in order to get your copy of the Disco Fries newest single “Philtrum”.

-Good luck, Lampert

Upcoming News: New Deorro Tracks To Look Out For

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2014 will be Deorro’s biggest year to date.  He has prepped tons of tracks, all in his Melbourne/ Dutch/ Pandafunk sound.  It’s amazing how distinct his productions are from one another while all staying within the same genre.  From remixes to originals to collaborations,  Deorro’s identity (as far as sound) is easily distinguishable from the other producers that he collars with his identity in all of his collaborations.

He recently released an original track “Five Hours” on Avicii’s label LEV7LS.  Deorro also dropped another ID in his back to back Beatport set with Borgore.  He also has collabs with the following in the respect order of the tracks below:  Steve Aoki, Steve Aoki and Diplo, and R3hab.  The collaboration with Steve Aoki and Diplo is most likely called “Let’s Get Freaky”.  When R3hab or Deorro drop their ID live, they tell the crowd take out their phones and flash their light in the air.  This tactic builds the hype, making the drop much more climatic   He also has an official remix for Cazzette coming out soon.

We wanted the unitedbydance community to be aware of such amazing and flawless productions by one of the most exciting producers in the Dutch/ Melbourne genre.  We hope you’re all prepared for what has yet to come.  Give us feedback on what you think!

Enjoy, Russ

R3hab’s Follow-up Single To “Samurai”

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R3hab relentlessly worked his way to be in the position that he’s in. R3hab’s original signature production sound we were all familiar with was filled with ‘bleeping’ dutch sounds.  There was much controversy over whether or not he could step outside of his safe zone, whether or not he could break his sound barrier.

If you follow EDM religiously, you’d know how diverse his production style has become. From melodic progressive house, to trap, to massive hard electro house, he has made a major impact on the EDM scene already and will continue to do so.

This time, he took the typical electro sound and turned it into something funky, bouncy electro and named it “Android”.  Once the clock hits the 42 second mark, he breaks the song down in a melodic anthem sounding synth.  The grinding, gassy synth of the drop is similar to MAKJ’s remix to “Not Taking This No More” by Nervo and Ivan Gough.  I hope you guys like the brand spanking new preview.  Help build the hype.  It’ll be released on Dim Mak on February 25th so prepare yourselves!

Enjoy, Russ

Upcoming News: New Borgore Track To Look Out For

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Not sure if many of you guys are aware of Borgore and Deorro’s Beatport back to back set, published on November 15th, 2013.  They dropped a bunch of their unreleased tracks (at that date).  As time gets closer to an official preview for this track, we figured we’d give you guys a heads up as per what’s ahead of us.

Borgore transitions into this track about 29:40 minutes into the set.  This is a collaboration with Sikdope that’s been kept in his pocket for too long.  We’ve anxiously been waiting for news on this one.

It’s heavy due it’s hard-style bass thrown in with a funky dutch synths over it.  It will be 2014’s early festival killer, especially in “basspod” tents.

The hour of back-to-back music between Borgore and Deorro is 110% worth listening to.  Like mentioned before, they drop tons of new music- a bunch that have yet to even be officially previewed.  It’s most likely to be released on Buygore Records.  Date and official preview TBA.  Hope you guys like it!

Enjoy, Russ

Sick Individuals Are Destined For Big Things After Throwing Down A Massive Set At Slake NYC

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This past friday night, New York City was graced with the dutch rising superstars Sick Individuals. After throwing down a massive set at the I AM HARDWELL, Pier 94, show back in December, the crowd knew what they were in for. Having debuted hits in 2013 with the likes of Axwell and fellowing rising superstar, Dannic, the night was destined for big things.

Being called upon to headline Slake NYC is no easy task, but the sense of anticipation in the club this past Friday night was buzzing. Coming out to a packed room the duo brought instant energy into the club throwing down their hit track “Blue Print”, which they co-produced with Dannic. From there the sky was the limit for this massive set and everyone in the club knew it.

What makes the Sick Individuals such a great DJ duo is their unique style they bring to their sets. It is never just one genre of electronic dance music, it is always a whole host of genres. Whether they are throwing down an electro house track or something a little more progressive, it is always done with 110% energy. The crowd feeds off this energy that the duo radiates and thats why their popularity has grown ten-folds this past year.

Dropping everything in their arsenal, the night was a massive success and the perfect first headlining gig for this up-and-coming dutch duo. The crowd left the club still buzzing well into the early hours of Friday night thinking about the next time the Sick Individuals would descend upon New York City. For all of those in attendances, we witnessed a mesmerizing show and for all those who missed out there is always next time!

-Keep Raging, Lampert

Sick Individuals Set To Invade Slake NYC On Friday

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That dutch duo that is known as Sick Individuals has had what some can describe as a breakout 2013. With hits like “I Am” which they did with the legendary Axwell and “Blueprint” which they collaborated with fellow up and comer Dannic, the duo knows what it takes to succeed in the electronic dance music world.

Being hailed as the new wave of dutch talent, their growing popularity makes them a hot commodity worldwide. Already having a fully booked lineup for 2014, the duo is set to embark on their North American Tour starting tomorrow in Quebec, Canada. Their 9 gig tour takes them to all the major markets in North America making stops in Los Angeles, Miami, Washington D.C., and Boston.

But for us New Yorkers the most important stop comes Friday, February 7th, when the duo makes their return to the greatest city in the world. With their most recent performance this past December for the I AM HARDWELL TOUR, the duo is set to headline their own show at Slake NYC. With their unique style and massive sets, guests are in for a treat as the Sick Individuals look turn Slake upside down.

For those still looking to get tickets last minute the link can be found below and trust us, you definitely want to be there. United By Dance will be in attendance, will you?

Sick Individuals Ticket Link

See You There, Lampert

Colours 19th Birthday Party Did Not Disappoint With The Likes Of Makj, Benny Benassi, & The Blasterjaxx

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It seems that every year when an anniversary comes around regardless of its significance, it gives us a reason to party. Well leave it to Scottish promoters Colours to present an absolutely wild 19th birthday celebration. In honor of such success the Scottish promoters decided it was only right to throw a completely over the top bash in order to celebrate 19 years of success.

The event took place this past Saturday at an event space called The Arches. The Arches has become a popular destination for DJs in the Scottish scene hosting the likes of Carl Cox, Alesso, and Laidback Luke just to name a few. Well with the lineup stacked to maximum capacity, the Arches did what it does best, they threw a massive rave.

The night started at around 10:30pm with opening DJs giving the crowd a little taste of what was to come. With the Arches being a rather large venue, the space was divided up into 3 distinct stages with 3 distinct sounds. The Past Arch which hosted Jeremy Paul and Tall Paul as the headliners was a stage dedicated to the electronica sound. The Present Arch which was headlined by Ferry Corsten and Marco V was put in place for all the trance fans. And finally the Future Arch was headlined by the likes of Benny BenassiMakj, and the Blasterjaxx for fans wanting that big room sound. By the feel of the crowd both the Present stage and the Future stages where definitely the place to be that night.

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Kicking the night off in true Up and Comer fashion, Makj tore up the Future Stage. Making his UK debut, even Makj himself knew it was necessary to throw down a killer set. Selling out venues all over Europe on his “Lets Get Fucked Up Tour” this night was no different playing in front of another packed out room. Dropping hit after hit, Makj left the crowd wanting more and unfortunately like all sets they come and they go, but lucky enough the fans were left in good hands with Benny Benassi up next.

Like the legend he is, Benny Benassi took the stage a little after midnight, to the delight of the crowd, and absolutely did his thing. Benny Benassi has been on the scene for as long as people can remember and night in and night out continues to prove why he is a legend in the electronic dance music world. Dropping his top hits, the crowd sat there in aw of the living legend spinning another top notch set.

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At 2am it was then Benny’s turn to turn the decks over rising superstars the Blasterjaxx. The dutch duo in 2013 absolutely blasted their way into the electronic dance music world. With big room tracks, they have more hits already in a short amount of time then some DJs will have in their career. Dropping some of their biggest tracks like “Mystica” and “That Big”, it was the perfect way to dance on into the night.

As the night came and went, one can only think about what Colours is going to do for their 20th birthday bash, as it is officially less then a year away now! If you happened to miss out on this wild night, need not fear as some of the biggest talent is heading to Scotland within the upcoming weeks. If you were there definitely let us know what you thought of the night and head over to our Facebook page to see if you made it into any of our photos!

-Keep Raging, Lampert

Landis “Dive”s Into This Latest Remix Out On Armada

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Ryan Landis is as diverse as you can get when it comes to producers now-a-days.  Coming fresh off of a remix with Robby Rivera of “Young Folks”, this American has a lot of potential.  We love our home-bred producers here in the United States and take pride in them; Landis is one of the up comers with a lot of hope.  He’s gained support from his huge collab with Corporate Slackers, “Smash” by Laidback Luke, MAKJ, Hardwell, etc.

“Dive” is an original track by Hot Mouth vs Nezzo feat Hope on the vocal aspect.  Landis gives the track a bouncy feel by sticking to some of the original’s synths and chords.  The electro synths are short and quick; so it fills the air with tons of energy. It will explode any atmosphere like a bottled up rocket.  Bump this loudly and enjoy the bouncy electro-ness.  Check out the other remix as well; it’s a crazy hard electro banger.  They’re both out on Armada Music, available on Beatport so grab a copy today.

Enjoy, Russ

Hardwell To Release “Back To Earth” By British Trio Futuristic Polar Bears

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Who are the Futuristic Polar Bears you might ask? Hailing from Britain, they are Hardwell’s latest find.  They are a British trio with tons of potential.  Their soundcloud is definitely worth checking out.  They have some hidden gems in their arsenal.

First premiered during Hardwell’s Tomorrowworld 2013 set in Atlanta, Georgia, tons of fans thought “Back To Earth” was a new Blasterjaxx track, or maybe their collaboration with Bassjackers (both duo’s have teased fans on social media networks about a collaboration underway).  Hardwell debuted this as a recognized track in his “Hardwell On Air” Episode 151.

The breakdown is in a spine-chilling synth, leading to a melodic bridge.  It fades away into a crazy build-up, and drops into a massive big-room electro festival killer.  The bass sounds similar to Blasterjaxx’s signature bass, as seen in another one of their track’s, “Fifteen”, out on Revealed Records.  This was another reason why loads of people thought it was a new Blasterjaxx track.  It’s a major big-room electro banger and this trio needs more recognition.  The track will be released on Revealed Records on February 3rd.  Let us know what you think!

Enjoy, Russ