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Let’s Get Tropical.

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On this week’s feature, We dive deep into the depths of the dankest dope available to bring you that heavy saturation of Tropical/Global Bass You love to hear.

To kick things off, DJ Prez One brings out the big guns on his latest, a 100 BPM tropical rager, guaranteed to hype out your party.  Phatty sub bass, Dembows, AND COWBELLS.

AND STRAIGHT TO MELBOURNE.  Matt Watkins just threw a whole can of Melbourne Bounce music at your face.  What you gonna do?  BOUNCE.  There is no other option, because this remix goes in too hard not to move to.

And wait…Moombahton/Baile Funk crossovers?  WAT.  They’re so well done, and so tough to not move to.  Zee Reach has definitely been on the Moombahton game for a minnit, and his latest offering shows all that hard work paying off.  Side note…We’re stoked to see him producing Baile Funk.

Few Producers in this world can hold a candle to the way David Heartbreak makes Dub.  Like…Very few.  Take a listen and find out for yourself why this man is a the cutting edge of all things underground.  In this case especially, Future Reggae Dub (with a light step on it).

Got time for one more..?

With songs like this dropping, how could you not?

For the grand finale, we bring you an absolute bomber beat from the man himself, DJ Shadow on a team up with Salva that goes in Hard.  So hard we can’t even classify it.  Whatever it is, it’s future, tropical, and ready to make your ass drop to the floor at any given moment throughout.  It’s crazy progressive, and would make even the “DAMN, SON!” guy say “DAMN, SON, WHERE’D YA FIND THIS?!”

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Create Review (MAKJ + Henry Fong) + Laidback Luke 2013 Year Mix

makjjSo this is my first post of 2014 and let me start by saying happy new year to all. These past two weeks got a bit hectic for us here at Arntre, we spent most of our time with our families and loved ones. Anyhow, the delay doesn’t stop us from bringing you the coolest updates on EDM in LA. So lets get the ball rolling…

Create this past week was LA’s party nest egg. MAKJ and Afrojack played a roll at ending the year,  Laidback Luke brought in the new year doing what he does best. Although we did catch MAKJ at Create, from start to finish the night was energetic. A roaring opening set from Henry Fong really warmed things up, deep house and solid grooves set the stage. Shortly after midnight the ex-race-car driver imprinted “MAKJ” in our brains. Mak really lived up to his name by not only being a world class producer but also proving himself as one of today’s top DJs. Mak’s set was a series of bootlegs, mash ups, and a few of his originals, including his famous collaboration with Hardwell “The Countdown”. Things really turned up when he mixed into “Encore”, by that time it was hard to recognize some of the IDs  which I assume was unreleased material.

For those of you headed to Vegas tonight, MAKJ will be performing for the first time at XS. He then leaves for his “Lets Get Fucked Up” Europen Tour January 10th.

LAIDBACK LUKE 2013 YEAR MIX

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After shutting down Create for the new year, the dirty dutch king is back with his 2013 mix.

Tracklist: 
1. Fatboy Slim & Riva Starr – Eat Sleep Rave Repeat
2. Zeds Dead – Cowboy (Congorock Remix)
3. Sander van Doorn – Joy Energizer
4. Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas feat. Iggy Azalea – Beat Down (Afrojack Remix)
5. Deorro – Yee vs Krewella – What It Feels Like
6. Moska & Mark M – Nights of the Jaguar Bootleg
7. Wiwek & Gregor Salto – Intimi
8. Major Lazer feat Laidback Luke & Ms Dynamite Sweat (Laidback Luke Dub)
9. Calvin Harris & Alesso ft. Hurts – Under Control (Oliver Heldens Bootleg)
10. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Ocarina (Body Bangers Remix)
11. GTA, Henrix & Digital LAB – Hit It
12. Martin Garrix – Animals
13. D.O.D – BANANAS (Original Mix)
14. Lion King – Circle Of Life
15. Laidback Luke & Peking Duk – Mufasa
16. DVBBS & Borgeous – Tsunami (Blasterjaxx Seismograph ReFixx)
17. New World Sound & Thomas Newson – Flute
18. Carnage & Tony Junior – Michael Jordan
19. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Wakanda
20. Alvaro, Mercer & Lil’ Jon – Welcome to the jungle21. Borgore – Wild Out
21. Borgore – Wild Out22. Deorro ft. Adrian Delgado – Let Me Love You
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23. Chocolate Puma – 2000 People
24. Martin Solveig – Hey Now (Laidback Luke Remix)
25. Plastic Funk & Tujamo – Who
26. Justin Timberlake – Suit and Tie (Laidback Luke vs Ms Poppinz Bootleg)
27. Steve Aoki, Chris Lake & Tujamo – Boneless
28. Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Laidback Luke Edit)
29. Norman Doray – Filtre (Chocolate Puma Remix)
30. John Roman & Gina Turner – Dance For Me
31. Breach – Jack
32. Bart B More – Jack
33. Dave Clarke – Wisdom To The Wise (Boys Noize Wild Pitch Mix)
34. Disclosure – White Noise (Oliver Heldens & Tommie Sunshine Bootleg)
35. Martin Solveig & Laidback Luke – Blow
36. Quintino & MOTI – Dynamite
37. Robin Thicke feat Pharell & TI – Blurred Lines (Laidback Luke Remix)
38. ArnoCost – HeadUp
39. Donna Summer – Mc Arthur’s Park (Laidback Luke DJ Dub)
40. Armin van Buuren- This is What it Feels Like
41. Showtek – Booyah
42. Will Sparks & Joel Fletcher – Bring It Back
43. TJR – Whats Up Suckaz
44. Calvin Harris – Thinking About You (Laidback Luke Remix)
45.Uberjak’d – Gash King (Joel Fletcher Remix)
46. Clockwork – Surge (Deorro Remix)
47. Laidback Luke feat. Majestic – Pogo
48. Major Lazer – Watch Out For This (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Remix)
49. Showtek – Slow Down
50. Dada Life – Born To Rage (USA Edit)
51. Dave Silcox – Wu
52. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike & Moguai – Mammoth
53. Alexander Technique & Disco Killah – Skyscraper (Laidback Luke Remix)
54. Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash – Reload
55. Knife Party – LRAD
56. Capital Cities – Safe and Sound
57. Deorro – Deochorro
58. Icona Pop – I Love It (SICK INDIVIDUALS Remix)
59. GTA & Diplo – Boy Oh Boy
60. Laidback Luke, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – MORE
61. Autoerotique – Play It Again (Original Mix)
62. David Guetta & GLOWINTHEDARK ft. Harrison – Ain’t A Party
63. D.O.D – More Cowbell
64. Macklemore – Ceiling Can’t Hold Us
65. Ummut Ozcan & W&W – The Code
66. Alesso vs One Republic – Lose Myself
67. Dyro & Bassjackers – Grid
68. Laidback Luke & Hardwell – Dynamo
69. Sandro Silva – Payback (Original Mix)
70. Dilligas – Slow Things Down
71. Jason Derulo – Talk Dirty
72. Noisecontrollers – Get Loose (Tiesto Remix)

TJR Live at Havoc Thursdays (Yost Theater) 11/21 Review

1464769_706549279363898_1860214070_nThe Yost Theater implemented, yet again, another amazing club event with headliner, TJR (TJ Rozdilsky), thanks to the effort of White Rabbit Group.

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The two opening DJs, Ninja Funk (John Paras and Steve Schuitt) and DJ Precept (Alex Castro), knew exactly how to rev up the crowd for TJR.  Ninja Funk threw down massive bangers to commence the party that was about to begin, as well as did Precept.  Ninja Funk jumped around and got the crowd moving with their opening set.  Precept got the crowd to really listen and feel the music with his articulate skills and heavy bass.  Club goers were already taking off their shirts and climbing on top of railings to utilize their amount of excitement (until security quickly asked them to get down).  Both Ninja Funk and DJ Precept were the perfect choices to open for the incredibly talented TJR.

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TJR proceeded to maintain and advance the excitement and good vibes.  He spoke to the crowd just enough times to get a positive rise out of them, while also allowing the music to play so the crowd could get down to his funky beats and enticing tempos.  TJR included his big hits like “Ode to Oi,” “What’s Up Suckaz,” and “Ah Yeah” by Will Sparks (TJR remix), in his set.  TJR also played one of his new tracks exclusively for the Yost Theater that he will debut soon, so keep a look out for it.

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TJR is not only known for having great talent as a music producer, but he also knows how to keep a crowd entertained in any situation.  At one point in the show, he was using the DJ equipment (provided by the Yost Theater), which included a CDJ that decided to create an error in TJR’s set.  While the stage management quickly tried to fix the issue, TJR used his humor as a tool to keep the crowd interested.  TJR explained the issue and that it was not his fault, while the crowd chanted his name and he decided to reply to the crowd humorously, “No, no, no. My name is Tiesto.”  Because of the sensation Tiesto has left on the EDM scene and the fact that Tiesto has become a mainstream DJ in EDM, I would assume TJR is politely making fun of the many EDM fans that choose to only follow the mainstream.  Therefore, TJR has proven he has the knowledge to deal with awkward situations and that the night should be lighthearted and all about having a good time.

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Towards the end of his set, TJR also went back to his roots of DJing and started scratching (a turntablist technique), which contributed to the variety of his set.  The crowd could see how energetic and into the music TJR was, but it was backstage where the efficiency he put into his technique could be seen.  He is a DJ that is completely precise in his talent by moving rigorously to conduct the performance he wanted to create, while also being charismatic and enjoying the music being played as well.  The crowd kept moving and the Yost Theater stayed jam-packed until 2 A.M. when the show had to come to a close.  We can only expect TJR to continue to have a successful career and positive outcomes to proceed in his future with the original tracks and remixes he produces.

-Sierra