So, if you were in Denver last night and you didn’t go to see Pete Tong, legendary radio host and longtime DJ extraordinaire, play at Beta Nightclub, you missed out. Mr. Tong has been hosting electronic music programs on the British radio conglomerate BBC for over 20 years. Throughout that time, he has amassed what is probably one of the most comprehensive and overwhelmingly extensive collections of electronic music. He has also had the pleasure to meet and play with, most likely, every single major DJ playing today. He is nothing short of a legend to the entire electronic music community and continues to be a constant supporter of the newest producers, DJ’s and music, despite being in his early 50’s (this picture isn’t recent…). He even still produces and just released a track 2 weeks ago. Last night, he threw down a diverse set with an energy that just isn’t captured by a lot of the younger DJ’s you see today. Maybe it’s wisdom in his old age or maybe his years of experience, but he is a master of the decks and has a control of the crowd that is markedly awesome. And while his set started with a bunch of funky house music that I didn’t know (and didn’t expect to), he, the to the pleasure of the crowd, finished off his set with a few super popular tracks, including “Unison” by Porter Robinson and Nero’s “Me & You” and closing with Alesso & Sebastian Ingrosso’s summer hit “Calling”. He even played Knife Party. Needless to say, he played a great set and all I can say is I was honored to have been able to see him.
On the flip side of things, this was one of the slowest weeks for new music I’ve seen in a while. Like, really nothing. But of course I got some great tracks for ya regardless. First, Major Lazer’s newest track popped up a few weeks early of it’s November 2nd release off their upcoming EP. Not the biggest fan of Major Lazer but this one is decent, definitely some of the best Lazer I’ve heard in a while. Electro-style but still keeping in line with the sound you’d expect from Diplo & Switch. It’s a radio rip so I’ve just included the SoundCloud.
This one is actually a really cool and unexpected track from Bart B More and Harvard Bass. Although I’m never really sure what to expect from either one of them. Hopefully more like this.
This song I think is pretty fucking new but, regardless, it’s fucking awesome. Definitely sounds a lot like the original, just better. I have been absolutely, thoroughly impressed with almost every production I’ve heard out of this producer.
I feel absolutely guilty for not posting this sooner but Pierce Fulton, Vermont’s super-talented and rising house producer, released the new Pardon My French EP last week and it has (rightfully) received so much positive acclaim all over the internet. Having already played in venues around the world, this guy’s is making quite the rapid rise to fame. Everyone aboard the Pierce Fulton train!
Last but not least, Boston producer Diego Camejo sent me over this track last week and I was actually quite impressed. Being a fan of Avicii and his unique sound, I like his use of a similar style and the uplifting feeling you get from listening to it. If you like Avicii, you’ll love this track.