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January Recap: Tiesto, Skrillex, Coachella and much more!

Tiesto Birthday

2012 is already shaping up to be a huge year for house music! Already some mega album releases, epic track drops, and huge lineups announced.

One of the biggest announcements for January has to be the Coachella line up. It has always been an amazing festival with a mix of rock, hip-hop and electronic music, but the Indio, California-based festival sparked even more excitement this year with the announcement of its electro heavy lineup. Even with the festival having a second weekend for the first time, tickets sold out in less than three hours!

Some of the major must-sees at Coachella are without question: Swedish House Mafia, Kaskade, Afrojack, Avicii, Calvin Harris, Sebastian Ingrosso and David Guetta. But there are many others that are sure to put on an epic show. If you haven’t done so already, make sure you check out our “5 Artists You Must See at Coachella” to get a preview of what to expect.

We had some big albums drop in January, one of which was Steve Aoki’s “Wonderland.” The album features collaborations with artists like Lil Jon, LMFAO, NERVO, Kid Cudi and Travis Barker, just to name a few. One of our favorite tracks off the album was “Ladi Dadi” (featuring Wynter Gordon).

Another huge release was the highly anticipated album “Bangarang” from Skrillex… and he did NOT disappoint! Teaming up with Kill The Noise, 12thPlanet, Wolfgang Gartner, and even The Doors, Skrills put out a very solid quiver of bangers. “Right In” was the first track that grabbed our attention and had us going ape-shit.

We celebrated Tiesto’s birthday this month, as well as the release of his YouTube series “In The Booth,” which gives fans a behind the scenes look at the life of Tiesto. In honor of all this excitement, we put together our choices for the “Best Of Tiesto.”

As if we didn’t already have enough of an excuse to go to Vegas, Deadmau5 announced signing residencies at both XS and Encore Beach night clubs! Exact dates are expected to be released soon.

Awesome Tracks released this month:

- Tommy Trash – Cascade
- Oliver Twist – Love Trip (David Jones Remix)
- Funkagenda – Shinjuku (Michael Woods Remix)
- Inpetto – No More Serious Faces
- Tommy Trash – Sex, Drugs, Rock N Roll
- Zedd – Slam The Door
- Afrojack – Prutataaa (Dada Life Remix)
- Moguai – Mpire

Get these tracks on your playlist ASAP!

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February 2012 (Sneak Peek):

Beyond Wonderland,” one of Southern-California’s most recognizable, Insomniac-thrown raves, has tickets going on pre-sale today (January 30, 2012), with the talent announcements soon to follow, stay tuned for more on that…

Tomorrowland,” the huge festival in Boom, Belgium, has released some of the lineup for the show in July 2012. Ticket info is said to be released February 1, 2012. Here’s the amazing lineup so far – David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Jamie Jones, John Digweed, Alesso, Solomun, Carl Cox, N-Type, Friction, Terence Fixmer, Calvin Harris, Michael Calfan, Dave Clarke, Cari Lekebusch and Avicii.

Hot Tracks dropping in February:

– Wolfgang Gartner – There And Back
– Fedde Le Grand – So Much Love (Deniz Koyu Remix)
– Starkillers & Dmitry KO – Don’t Hold Back
– Steve Aoki feat. Wynter Gordon – Ladi Dadi (Tommy Trash Remix)
– Paul Thomas & Weekend Heroes – Morena

The Year of the Dragon may be young, but fire is already being breathed into every facet of the EDM scene. The festival season is quickly approaching which means long hot summer days full of even hotter music, but first we need to get through the rest of the dreary winter.

Check in with us daily for all things EDM/house music, including the newest tracks and information on all the happenings in the EDM world. See you in February!

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