Enjoy this EDC PRE-PARTY Mix presented by Jetset and DJ Benkay -- perfect for your roadtrip to Vegas, or just some awesome tunes before you go out and party!
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DJ Enferno breathes new life into electro hop outfit LMFAO’s mainstream hit “Party Rock Anthem.” While the original packs a punch with LMFAO’s characteristic spunk, DJ Enferno takes the track to another level. The HipTronik DJ keeps the momentum going with intense basslines and hard drops to keep you on your toes. DJ Enferno will keep you shuffling with his spin on this year's “Party Rock Anthem.”
Nick van de Wall got his start as a DJ working part-time gigs at bars and catering events before slowly working his way into the club scene. Now known as Afrojack, the DJ has a worldwide presence with hits like “Take Over Control” and the Grammy Award-winning remix of Madonna’s “Revolver.” For “Doing It Right,” Afrojack sticks to a characteristically minimalist sound that emphasizes energetic drops and magnetic beat. "Doing It Right" shows that the Dutch know HipTronik, and Afrojack is no exception.
Sometimes exploding cakes are all you need to get the point across. Case in point: AutoErotique’s “Turn Up the Volume.” The Canadian duo recently released their first music video for “Turn Up the Volume” — the highlight track from the pair’s Freak EP out on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records. AutoErotique shakes up the bland and boring with the help of intense basslines and detonating gourmet delectables. HipTronik is all about being bold and riotous; the Autobots capture that perfectly.
Meet DJ Kue: the HipTronik DJ bridging the gap between mainstream and HipTronik. The Bay area DJ has the blogosphere buzzing with his stream of Top 40 remixes circulating the web, so we were excited to have the opportunity to ask him about his remixing, music influences and love for house music.
Please introduce yourself to HipTronik.
Hi everyone! My name is DJ Kue — Mike Morales is my real name — and I love house music and squirrels!
When did you realize that you wanted to pursue a career in music?
It’s no coincidence that DJ Enferno keeps popping up on our HipTronik radar with his huge quantity of remixes, it’s the quality that really catches our attention. The remix master has the unique ability to take a track with mainstream popularity and bring it to a whole new level, and “Bass Down Low” does just that. DJ Enferno revamps the original and brings an energy that is simply electrifying. “Bass Down Low” proves that when this DJ hits the turntable, it’s something to watch out for.
DJ Chachi has worked hard to get where he is today. The New York-based DJ caught the music bug at 13 watching his cousin DJ at local parties, but it took practice and dedication to start spinning for himself. Chachi began working the scene at local parties, then clubs and now — with more than a decade of experience under his belt — DJ Chachi has become a household name in the HipTronik scene, and we can see why. DJ Chachi takes two great tracks and transforms them into something both fresh and familiar in “Lil Wayne Talk Dirty,” exhibiting his mastery of the craft with this spectacular mashup.
Dev, the HipTronik diva, is responsible for hit tracks like “Bass Down Low” and “Like A G6” has exploded onto the scene, and now she’s back at it again with a brand new track. “In The Dark” is the second single off of her upcoming debut album “The Night the Sun Came Up,” which is set to release this summer. Dev’s sultry air is captivating on the track, creating a magnetic energy that’s only amplified by the hypnotic rhythm. With club bangers like “In The Dark” on the album, we can’t wait to hear what else Dev has in store for us.
DJ/producer trio Swedish House Mafia's Masquerade Motel is set to take over Miami in a little over a week, and each new batch of tickets has sold out within minutes. But now's your chance to win VIP tickets to catch them live on March 26 and see the likes of A-Trak, AN21, Armand Van Helden, Calvin Harris, Dirty South, Kim Fai, Max Vangeli, and Pete Tong.
Electro hip hop outfit LMFAO are proof that HipTronik can reach a wider mass audience -- not that we necessarily promote that. We do, however, promote LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem," which features the talents of Paradiso Girls and former X-Factor singer Lauren Bennett as well as fellow Party Rock writer/producer GoonRock. Redfoo and SkyBlu have teamed up with Hiptronik favorites like Hyper Crush and David Guetta, and the pair's work is nothing if not catchy, combining the best of many worlds to make a true "Party Rock Anthem."
DJ Barletta is out to make a name for himself. The Canadian DJ stumbled into the HipTronik scene at an early age, attending shows to get inspiration for his music. Fast forward a few years and DJ Barletta’s releasing his fifth EP, “Come Down,” which features five original tracks. The title track, “Come Down,” is packed with aggressive drops and dynamic rhythm that show off Barletta’s edgy style. DJ Barletta may be new to the game, but he’s certainly no amateur.
DJ Enferno is out to prove that he's a master of his craft. The DC native brings a unique edge and energy to all the tracks that he remixes, and “Kick Us Out” is no exception. The Hyper Crush track gets some grit and texture with the heavy bass and explosive drops that we’ve come to expect from this HipTronik pioneer. “Kick Us Out” is innovative—a potent mix of Hyper Crush ingenuity with the forceful intensity that is DJ Enferno.
Dumme Jungs know how to start a party. The German duo (David Bwooi and Senior Carlos) first made their mark on the HipTronik scene by organizing illegal raves in unexpected places—think furniture store basements and car repair shops. Bwooi and Carlos’ uncoventional partying eventually became the backdrop for their music. Dumme Jungs play up their offbeat sensibility, bringing a conglomeration of genres together in “Daylight.” The eccentric track's edgy thrill translates into the video’s rave setting, coming to life when the duo enters the stage in coffins. Dumme Jungs are anything but run-of-the-mill, and that’s just how we like it.
Jay Sean doesn’t rest on his laurels. The British artist first made his mark Stateside with the hit song “Down,” making him the first South Asian artist to top the Billboard Hot 100. And while his R&B sound has garnered worldwide acclaim, Jay Sean doesn’t ride the same wave in "Hit The Lights.” The latest single from his upcoming album Freeze Time shows a step in a new direction, with bass, synth and Lil Wayne to make this track a club banger. There’s a reason why BBC named him the most successful male UK urban artist in US chart history—Jay Sean surpasses all expectation.