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Well I never thought I’d see the day, but here is my first post on the “god of trance” himself: Tiesto. As I’ve said before I don’t like to hate on other music, but in the past I never found a reason to go looking for his stuff. Not sure why. The one thing that seemed to be unanimous about the guy was that his live shows are among nothing else. I missed Tiesto at Coachella ’10 because 2 Many DJ’s were set to rock at the same time and I wasn’t about to miss my boys. My friends said Tiesto’s light show was SO good that they blacked out and don’t remember it. Bit of a hype up huh? I never wanted to go out of my way to see him, but when your openers are Porter Robinson, Dada Life, and Diplo; and your tickets are for $40 after fees; and you’re breaking the record for highest attendance for any single DJ; I’d be a fool to not attend. It was a undoubtedly a damn, memorable night.
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Home Depot Center Carson, CA

Well I never thought I’d see the day, but here is my first post on the “god of trance” himself: Tiesto. As I’ve said before I don’t like to hate on other music, but in the past I never found a reason to go looking for his stuff. Not sure why. The one thing that seemed to be unanimous about the guy was that his live shows are among nothing else. I missed Tiesto at Coachella ’10 because 2 Many DJ’s were set to rock at the same time and I wasn’t about to miss my boys. My friends said Tiesto’s light show was SO good that they blacked out and don’t remember it. Bit of a hype up huh? I never wanted to go out of my way to see him, but when your openers are Porter Robinson, Dada Life, and Diplo; and your tickets are for $40 after fees; and you’re breaking the record for highest attendance for any single DJ; I’d be a fool to not attend. It was a undoubtedly a damn, memorable night.
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12FV

What’s up everybody? This past week was a week of firsts, for music and life. Lots of good and bad things happened. What they had in common, though, is that they made me appreciate life even more than before. For one, all of Southern California’s colleges got together for Tiesto’s invasion and a record breaking attendance. It definitely brought the entire show together in a totally different way than usual. Pretty sweet deal. I’ll have my review of the Carson City stop up soon. Meanwhile, I want to make your Monday better with this week’s list. Be happy! It’s as easy as that. YOLO

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Sunday Girl – Love U More (RAC Mix) (Indie/Pop)
Tiesto Ft. Tegan & Sara – Feel It In My Bones (Trance)
Fungi Girls – Pacifica Nostalgia (Rock/Indie)
Gorillaz – Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey’s Head (Narrative/Funk)
The Colour – Out & About (Rock)
L-vis 1990 – Cruisin (Electronic)
L-vis 1990 – Lost In Love (Electo Funk)
Does It Offend You, Yeah? – We Are Rockstars (Rock/Electronic)
Kings of Leon – Razz (Rock)

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12FV

What’s up everybody? This past week was a week of firsts, for music and life. Lots of good and bad things happened. What they had in common, though, is that they made me appreciate life even more than before. For one, all of Southern California’s colleges got together for Tiesto’s invasion and a record breaking attendance. It definitely brought the entire show together in a totally different way than usual. Pretty sweet deal. I’ll have my review of the Carson City stop up soon. Meanwhile, I want to make your Monday better with this week’s list. Be happy! It’s as easy as that. YOLO

YOLO64

^click for whole list

Sunday Girl – Love U More (RAC Mix) (Indie/Pop)
Tiesto Ft. Tegan & Sara – Feel It In My Bones (Trance)
Fungi Girls – Pacifica Nostalgia (Rock/Indie)
Gorillaz – Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey’s Head (Narrative/Funk)
The Colour – Out & About (Rock)
L-vis 1990 – Cruisin (Electronic)
L-vis 1990 – Lost In Love (Electo Funk)
Does It Offend You, Yeah? – We Are Rockstars (Rock/Electronic)
Kings of Leon – Razz (Rock)

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12FV

I was thinking a lot about all that hubub James Blake made over american bro/dub/fratstep and it really bummed me out. Partly because of the fact that internet music gossip actually bummed me out, but mainly because of realizing that even respected musicians go out of their way to put down other genres. I’ve always felt that it isn’t fair to hate on music you don’t understand. Maybe because I used to be really into hardcore music, which was really easy for people to hate on. Yet I loved the stuff! As lame it sounds, the music is making someone happy somewhere. Whether you get it or not, bite your tongue so you don’t look like a fool when it starts making sense for you!

What I wrote when I started the YOLO lists still holds true: Life isn’t too short, but too dear to be confined to any one genre of music, or to any one way of life for that matter. There is something worth listening in every genre, even country! Open your minds and your ears and give it a shot. You never know. Here’s my 63rd attempt at helping you make sense of this vast musical world.

YOLO63

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Ado – The Ultra (Electronic)
MGMT – Weekend Warrior (Indie)
Joker – My Trance Girl (Dubstep)
Joker – Lost (Dubstep)
The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love? (A-Trak Dub For Mehdi) (Electronic/Indie)
Haley vs Deadmau5 – Falling In Love With Brazil (Kaskade Mashup) (Electronic)
A-Trak – Twerk That Driver (Hip Hop)
Boys Noize – Jeffer (Electronic)

Also! If you like that A-Trak song, he put out one of the best mixtapes I’ve ever heard with that on it for free! It’s called Dirty South Dance 2, and you can download the whole thing by clicking here

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12FV

I was thinking a lot about all that hubub James Blake made over american bro/dub/fratstep and it really bummed me out. Partly because of the fact that internet music gossip actually bummed me out, but mainly because of realizing that even respected musicians go out of their way to put down other genres. I’ve always felt that it isn’t fair to hate on music you don’t understand. Maybe because I used to be really into hardcore music, which was really easy for people to hate on. Yet I loved the stuff! As lame it sounds, the music is making someone happy somewhere. Whether you get it or not, bite your tongue so you don’t look like a fool when it starts making sense for you!

What I wrote when I started the YOLO lists still holds true: Life isn’t too short, but too dear to be confined to any one genre of music, or to any one way of life for that matter. There is something worth listening in every genre, even country! Open your minds and your ears and give it a shot. You never know. Here’s my 63rd attempt at helping you make sense of this vast musical world.

YOLO63

^click for whole list

Ado – The Ultra (Electronic)
MGMT – Weekend Warrior (Indie)
Joker – My Trance Girl (Dubstep)
Joker – Lost (Dubstep)
The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love? (A-Trak Dub For Mehdi) (Electronic/Indie)
Haley vs Deadmau5 – Falling In Love With Brazil (Kaskade Mashup) (Electronic)
A-Trak – Twerk That Driver (Hip Hop)
Boys Noize – Jeffer (Electronic)

Also! If you like that A-Trak song, he put out one of the best mixtapes I’ve ever heard with that on it for free! It’s called Dirty South Dance 2, and you can download the whole thing by clicking here

Click For Former YOLO lists

YOLO Mentions bring attention to special
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Wolfgang’s hotly anticipated album was finally released a week ago, and I had to let it marinate before I could put in my two cents. Wolfgang has been in the game for longer than people are led to believe, and he still remains as one of the most consistent producers and DJs out there. Almost two years in the making, this album’s release was not taken lightly in the slightest. Nowadays, with electronic albums as a whole consisting mainly of standout bangers, expectations were still set high for Weekend In America, and Wolfgang managed to meet and exceed them in more than one regard. The album may come off as a dabble into a more radio friendly, mainstream sound but stays true to Wolfgang’s creatively hard hitting production abilities. (more…)

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YOLO Mentions bring attention to special
songs featured in that week’s YOLO List. Get the latest list here!

Wolfgang’s hotly anticipated album was finally released a week ago, and I had to let it marinate before I could put in my two cents. Wolfgang has been in the game for longer than people are led to believe, and he still remains as one of the most consistent producers and DJs out there. Almost two years in the making, this album’s release was not taken lightly in the slightest. Nowadays, with electronic albums as a whole consisting mainly of standout bangers, expectations were still set high for Weekend In America, and Wolfgang managed to meet and exceed them in more than one regard. The album may come off as a dabble into a more radio friendly, mainstream sound but stays true to Wolfgang’s creatively hard hitting production abilities. (more…)

While on a search for a downloadable MP3 of the Justice Remix of “The Golden Age” I posted a few days ago, I came out with more than fruitful results. Not only is the Danish duo of Asteroids Galaxy Tour set to release a new album at the end of January, but their first single is out AND they’re playing two shows in Los Angeles in a matter of weeks! More on their shows in a bit. The single “Major” is a sound for sore ears, as they say. The song doesn’t play any games. It instantly captures you with everything that is and will be Asteroids Galaxy Tour. The grooviest of trumpet intros sucks you into an Austin Powers era of shagadelic funk. Next thing you know you’re lost in a sea of all your lustful desires as Mette Lindberg graces the song with her edgy lyrics and oh so sexy, I-don’t-give-a-f*ck vocals. Mark your calendars! Out of Frequency is coming out January 31st! If you want to pick up so more tracks from these guys, make your way over to our previous post.

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – Major

Oh! I guess you could say my search was succesful, but the mp3 is in low quality format. This will have to do for now.
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – The Golden Age (Justice Remix) (128 kbps)

CULTURE COLLIDE FEST (after the jump) (more…)

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While on a search for a downloadable MP3 of the Justice Remix of “The Golden Age” I posted a few days ago, I came out with more than fruitful results. Not only is the Danish duo of Asteroids Galaxy Tour set to release a new album at the end of January, but their first single is out AND they’re playing two shows in Los Angeles in a matter of weeks! More on their shows in a bit. The single “Major” is a sound for sore ears, as they say. The song doesn’t play any games. It instantly captures you with everything that is and will be Asteroids Galaxy Tour. The grooviest of trumpet intros sucks you into an Austin Powers era of shagadelic funk. Next thing you know you’re lost in a sea of all your lustful desires as Mette Lindberg graces the song with her edgy lyrics and oh so sexy, I-don’t-give-a-f*ck vocals. Mark your calendars! Out of Frequency is coming out January 31st! If you want to pick up so more tracks from these guys, make your way over to our previous post.

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – Major

Oh! I guess you could say my search was succesful, but the mp3 is in low quality format. This will have to do for now.
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – The Golden Age (Justice Remix) (128 kbps)

CULTURE COLLIDE FEST (after the jump) (more…)


12FV

Not toooo much new stuff coming through last week. Don’t know how much of it was me not noticing and how much of it was just me losing patience for what’s to come. Either way, I’m still happy with the list. Hope you guys have been keeping up with our facebook page, as far as the new photographer and show coverage we’ve been getting. It may be just me, but I’m excited as f*ck for the future in general! You should be too. Good things come with positive mindsets. It’s science…or I may just be insane. Enjoy #62!

YOLO62

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Skrillex – Bangarang (Moombahcore)
Wolfgang Gartner – Shrunken Heads (Electro House)
Wolfgang Gartner – Circus Freaks (feat. Jim Jones & Cam’ron) (Electro House)
Ellie Goudling – Salt Skin (Alex Metric Remix) (Electronic)
Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed (Russ Chimes Remix) (House)
Feist – The Bad In Each Other (Indie)
Deerhunter – Saved By Old Times (Indie)
Bart B More & Harvard Bass – The Funky One (Original Mix) (Electronic)
Damian Marley – All Night (Reggae)

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12FV

Not toooo much new stuff coming through last week. Don’t know how much of it was me not noticing and how much of it was just me losing patience for what’s to come. Either way, I’m still happy with the list. Hope you guys have been keeping up with our facebook page, as far as the new photographer and show coverage we’ve been getting. It may be just me, but I’m excited as f*ck for the future in general! You should be too. Good things come with positive mindsets. It’s science…or I may just be insane. Enjoy #62!

YOLO62

^click for whole list

Skrillex – Bangarang (Moombahcore)
Wolfgang Gartner – Shrunken Heads (Electro House)
Wolfgang Gartner – Circus Freaks (feat. Jim Jones & Cam’ron) (Electro House)
Ellie Goudling – Salt Skin (Alex Metric Remix) (Electronic)
Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed (Russ Chimes Remix) (House)
Feist – The Bad In Each Other (Indie)
Deerhunter – Saved By Old Times (Indie)
Bart B More & Harvard Bass – The Funky One (Original Mix) (Electronic)
Damian Marley – All Night (Reggae)

It’s funny because the closer the release date of Justice’s sophomore album gets, the more I think about them. More so as a worry of how they can make something that will ever compare to the level of Cross, but also just about how much I miss their sound. I’ve also been thinking about their past remixes and how much they put into making them perfect. There aren’t many out there, and a lot of the ones that are out are fake, but I can say with confidence that this remix is theirs. You can’t fake the signature funky bass lines that Justice is always on top of. Their choice to remix one of my favorite tracks of 2011 just makes it that much better. Thank you music gods for making this happen for us!

(and a big thanks to SoundLogik for the heads up)

MGMT – Electric Feel (Justice Remix)
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – The Golden Age

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It’s funny because the closer the release date of Justice’s sophomore album gets, the more I think about them. More so as a worry of how they can make something that will ever compare to the level of Cross, but also just about how much I miss their sound. I’ve also been thinking about their past remixes and how much they put into making them perfect. There aren’t many out there, and a lot of the ones that are out are fake, but I can say with confidence that this remix is theirs. You can’t fake the signature funky bass lines that Justice is always on top of. Their choice to remix one of my favorite tracks of 2011 just makes it that much better. Thank you music gods for making this happen for us!

(and a big thanks to SoundLogik for the heads up)

MGMT – Electric Feel (Justice Remix)
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – The Golden Age