Video premiere: SBTRKT – ‘Trials of the Past’

To boost their 'Live' album efforts, SBTRKT has done a video for one of their recent hits called 'Trials of the Past'. Directed by Dustfarm's Ross Anderson, the video stars a troubled girl whose running away from the horrors of a post-industrial dystopia. She ends up at a barbershop, getting a peculiar 'head-cut'. Anderson became only the third person to do a video for SBTRKT who's been making wave, especially after the debut album last year. 

Joe Frankland, Artist Development Manager at Generator had this to say about the new video:

“Generator and Northern Film & Media have a strong history of teaming musicians with music filmmakers and to be able to offer Ross Anderson the chance to work with the XL Recordings family was amazing. SBTRKT is one of the most exciting artists and producers of recent years and Ross’ vision of a dystopian future perfectly conveys the mood and imagery of ‘Trials of the Past’.”

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On a Different Note: Boiler Room set by Thomalla

The German house producer and DJ Philip Kollar aka Thomalla isn't widely known. That may be attributed to his eccentricity – the Berlin-based student has a classic music background which influences his current productions. However, if his latest Boiler Room mix shows he's got skills both as a producer and a DJ. If you like surreal yet uplifting house beats this is something for you! We'll be hearing from him..

Catch the hot action from Holy Ship!!

Who wouldn't want to party on Holy Ship? Who am I kidding, It's not even a valid question! Justice b2b Boys Noize b2b Gesaffelstein on a beach filled with all kinds of people paying their respects to Dionysus. Of course, Diplo and A-Trak are hanging around as well. Brodinski getting down with a hip-hop mix. Look below for videos from the desired Holy Ship!!

Brought to you by HARD Events, the Holy Ship!! festivites took place from 4th – 7th January, taking 3,000 people on a cruise from Florida to Bahamas.

Saturday night's peak was Crookers' set at 4-5:30 am in the Zebra bar. Crookers proved that after re-forming from a duo to a one-man show, a whole chunk of skill remained under the famous moniker. Phra of Crookers did a mind-blowing set, playing 'Salmon Dance' and the fresh collaboration 'Pop That' with RVBRA. Skrillex gets a track in as well, the vibe's at display, although he audio sucks.

This is the beach party where Boys Noize, Justice and Gesafellstein share their time and energy behind the decks. Nice breaks, wicked tracks and people enjoying themselves.. you'll wish you could've been there.

Brodinski went all-out hip-hop on this set. Not exactly up my alley, but if this is your thing, you'll enjoy this recap!

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Eric Prydz epic show recap + new remix

The Swedish progressive house producer and DJ Eric Prydz had an amazing 2012. One of the higlights was the highly appreciated remix of M83's 'Midnight City'. The track got nominated for the Best Remixed Recording of the year at Grammy Awards. It also found its way to Mark Knight's top 10 of 2012 chart. Of course, a remix – even if it is nominated for a Grammy – doesn't sum up a year for a top calibre DJ like Prydz. A packed schedule throughout the year, 'Eric Prydz presents Pryda' album release, the single 'Every Day' and a new Epic Radio show (listen to the latest edition here) – that's a bit more insightful why the Swede is considered #46 in The Official Global DJ Rankings. Right now, we have a freshly published recap of one of the best gigs Prydz had in 2012, to show how much love the DJ is able to generate! ..oh yeah, one more thing, he's got a new remix out on his Pryda imprint!

Roseland Ballroom, one of the premium venues in NYC, got sold out two nights in a row. Why? Because Eric Prydz was coming to town. Relive the show, with the soundtrack of his last single release in 2012 'Every Day'. Energy and good vibes everywhere!

Well, it's going to be hard to beat the last year's, currently Grammy nominated, remix of 'Midnight City'. Nevertheless, the re-work of Jeremy Olander's 'Let Me Feel' is a nice introduction to 2013. A bit grimmy compared to the original, but I'll let  you be the judge of that.

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Just in: Australiasia 2012 – Avicii’s tour footage EP 1

Avicii, like every big-time EDM producer had an excellent year. Watch Avicii meet Dillon Francis during the Stereosonic festival. Tag along the production and managing crew behind the Swede. Listen to the high definiton tracks watching high definition footage from the biggest shows on the tour. The 9-minute video is only the first epsiode, stay tuned for a lot more to come!