WOW DUDE. Wow. So, for those of you unfortunate enough to not have been at Beta’s “Super Duper Secret DJ” show in Denver last night, let me tell you that shit went OFF. Walking into the club about 20 minutes before the show started, the crowd was abuzz with talk of how sure they were Avicii was going to be the mystery DJ. While we had speculated that Dada Life might make an appearance instead, there was no denying that Avicii was favored to be the one. As I stood by the bar, a voice came over the speakers beginning to count down the start of the show and the coinciding announcement of who would be the mystery DJ. Before I knew it, as the words “Dada Life” came over the crowd, there were 2 giant inflatable bananas and 2 even more giant inflatable bottles of champagne floating over the immense floor full of partygoers with Benny Benassi’s pantydropper “Satisfaction” as the soundtrack. I looked around and it seemed as if some people were in shock, others confused. I must have been asked two or three times that night by random people (even once as 1:58 AM, two minutes before set end), “Who are these guys? I thought Avicii was supposed to play…” Well, those people need to RECOGNIZE how lucky they were. Sure, Avicii would have been cool. Does Avicii ever crowdsurf? What about spraying champagne and pouring vodka into peoples’ mouths? I didn’t think so. Nobody does it like Dada Life.
The video above does a better job at describing the mayhem of what went down last night better than I ever could. These DJ’s were shitfaced. Like, literally SHITFACED. And still managed to lead one of the best show’s I’ve ever witnessed at Beta Nightclub. Their set was full of house bangers like their own tracks “Unleash the Fucking Dada”, “White Noise/Red Meat” and “Cookies With a Smile.” They also threw down Laidback Luke and Steve Aoki’s “Turbulence” and Mylo’s “Drop the Pressure” and even Pendulum’s “The Island” remixed by Steve Angello, AN21 & Max Vangelli, which was a beautiful mess of a singalong from the crowd. Oh and did I mention Avicii came on stage to throw down his anthem “Levels”?
Dada Life, you boys hold a very special place in my heart and I hope everyone can have a chance to witness the greatness someday. Thanks for blessing us with your skills and one hell of a party.
Now to get into some tracks that have been hitting it off this week. As I mentioned yesterday, this week was HUGE for new tracks and big releases. This week, The Glitch Mob released their new EP “We Can Make The World Stop” featuring a nice three songs from the trio. Gramatik also released his newest album entitled “Beatz & Pieces Vol. 1” which I have hardly managed to take of repeat (you can pick it up for free here). I recommend both and now here’s the tracks you need to pick up from this week.
First up is Hardwell’s remix of Martin Solveig’s latest single “Ready 2 Go”. Everyone loved (and still does) his track from last year “Hello” and Solveig came at it again with another electro-pop tune. Since the original had come out, I always felt like I needed more (aka less pop) from it and this time Hardwell brings the noise. Porter Robinson and Zedd dropped this one this week in their Beatport DJ booth show broadcast on Ustream from this week and it also appears in Dada Life’s newest podcast mix (and it also got played last night). Pick this one up folks.
Next up, Nero released their MASSIVE remix of Calvin Harris’ newest single “Feel So Close” which honestly improves upon the original tenfold. Nothing Nero does ever ceases to impress me and this is no exception.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike teamed up this week with Afrojack and Nervo to bring the latest Tomorrowland anthem to the table and this is sure to be a festival banger for at least the rest of the season. Vocals are unique and go well with the awesome buildup leading into a very fun and funky drop; this track is sure to please.