iEDM Radio Episode 144: Fox Stevenson

May 21st, 2017

Bio
Unhindered by the constraints of a particular genre, Fox Stevenson pushes against imposed limitations.

Growing up in an artistic environment, with a musician, writer, and theater director for a father, Fox didn’t need much prodding to explore art from the inside-out. Laying down his tracks from scratch, he will also write and perform his own vocals. As a live musician, he is unafraid to pick up the guitar, drums, bass, or mix a live DJ set on stage.

The casual listener is immediately struck by the emotional pith and complex narrative structures of his songs. Most dance song lyrics are throwaway, but Fox’s tracks are genuine, space-creating oddities of a new generation. They are indebted to the old singer-songwriters of the past, while also challenging traditional expectations for beat-based, electronic music. In a world that often prefers we choose ‘one or the other’, Fox is one of the few willing to balance and create a free-flowing tri-force of dance, pop, and rock in his music.

A rare master of the live and digital, he is always experimenting and improving on his own structural artifices. “There is no best way,” he says, “that I would prefer to learn. When someone tries to tell me the ‘best’ way of compressing a snare, I prefer to learn it myself, because otherwise I would never try and go outside of that.” Keeping true to this spirit—to his own standards—he has been performing under the alias Fox Stevenson, reflecting his maturing growth as an artist, and culminating in the release of his first EP, Endless, with Firepower Records. Following his debut EP, Fox released songs on Spinnin’ Records, Circus Records, Firepower Records, and on his own record label Cloudhead Records. With six Beatport #1 Releases under his name, in 2016, Fox Stevenson partnered with powerful bass music taste-making label, Disciple, while continuing close ties with Spinnin’ Records for house/electro music.

Be on the lookout for Fox Stevenson as he gets his music out to a wider audience, ups the ante with world-tours, produces in more sophisticated studios, and hosts a plethora of collaborations with other artists—as he tries simply, in his own words, “to be better and better.”

Tracklist
Fox Stevenson - ID
Shakecraft - Patchy Ft. Elektra
Aylen - Spread Ft. Gosh Father
Fox Stevenson - ID
Don Diablo - Cutting Shapes
Zedd - I Want You To Know (Fox Stevenson Remix)
Zonderling - Tunnel Vision (Don Diablo Edit)
Simian Mobile Disco - Audacity of Huge
Fox Stevenson - Tico
Antronio Giacca - Drop That Booty
Getter & ghastly - 666!
Tourist - To Have You Back
Oliver Heldens - Wombass
Madison Mars - Nilky Way
Quintino - Winner
Fox Stevenson - ID
Becky G - Shower (Mike Williams)
KC Lights - Intimacy
Fox Stevenson - ID
EPTIC - The End (Breax VIP)
Valentino Khan - Deep Down Low
Eptic & Habstrakt - Lazor 3000
Fox Stevenson - Sweets (Soda Pop)
Fox Stevenson & Curbi - Hoohah
Skrillex & Must Die! - VIPs
Calippo - How's Your Body
Fox Stevenson & Curbi - Hoohah VIP
Culture Shock - Gears
Fox Stevenson - Saloon
Subscape - I Would Have Loved You
Naked Fish & Fat Yeti - Surreality
Bro Safari & Space Laces - Fang Banger
Jaguar Skillz - Reload That
Zonderling - Crazy For You
Space laces - Bug Bass
Bevild - Wanna (Tisoki Flip)
Fox Stevenson - Radar
Fox Stevenson - ID
Lethal Bizzle - Fester Skank (Don Diablo Remix)
Hailee Steinfeld & Grey - Starving (Bali Bandits Remix)
Fox Stevenson - ID
Fox Stevenson - Never Before (Things Keep Changing)
Fox Stevenson - Rocket
Dj Snake & Yellowclaw - Ocho Cinco (Barely Alive Remix)
Mediks - So Cruel (Naked Fish Remix)

Socials
http://facebook.com/FoxStevensonMusic
http://instagram.com/FoxStevenson
http://twitter.com/FoxStevensonNow
http://youtube.com/FoxStevensonTV
http://soundcloud.com/foxstevenson

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iEDM Radio Episode 139: Flatdisk

April 16th, 2017

Bio
At the forefront of the international dance music community after manifesting their skill in production and alluring the eyes of veteran talents, Italy’s powerhouse duo Flatdisk is capturing both attention and momentum at the speed of sound. The duo’s formation came to be through Axel and Leonardo meeting through a common friend, a relationship with a common fervor for DJing that naturally evolved into a partnership. While being in touch with music since childhood, Axel’s upbringing involved performing in various bands with experience in playing guitar, bass and drums, while Leonardo’s background stemmed from studying violin and piano in the conservatory. Before joining forces, Axel worked his way from waiting tables at this parents’ restaurant to working in the TV industry alongside Leonardo who supported his parents’ bathhouse as a lifeguard while in university.

From humble beginnings in Milan, Axel and Leonardo took it upon themselves to create a dynamic music group that echoes their flair of sound production and passion to perform outside of the studio. The duo has aimed high and released prominent tracks on Universal Music, Revealed Recordings, Armada Music, Sosumi Records, Mixmash Records, and Flamingo Records and has received direct support from the likes of Martin Garrix, Tiesto, Steve Angello,, David Guetta, Don Diablo, Nicky Romero & beyond. Alongside the support by industry heavyweights, Axel and Leonardo came out on top of Revealed Recordings’ Beatport remix competition as Hardwell and his dedicated label team handpicked the Italian artists as the overall winners. The dynamic duo also power “Flatbeats Radio,” their own distinguished radio show with curated music weekly. The duo tagged themselves “Flatdisk” to emphasize how circularity exists in both life and music, similar to how a vinyl, CD, a disk, a spaceship or galaxy is circular and consistently evolving. Accomplished producers as they are remixers, Axel and Leonardo are masters of their unique and edgy art of creating euphoric and hard-hitting tracks that steer towards an electro edge.

Tracklist
Flatdisk & Gil Sanders Ft. Jacob Wellfair - Lost
Zedd Ft. Alessia Cara - Stay
Cash Cash Ft. Rozes - Matches
Flume Ft. Tove Lo - Say It (Illenium Remix)
DVBBS & CMC$ Ft. Gia Koka - Not Going Home
Shaun Frank Ft. Ashe - Let You Get Away
Sophie Francis - Without You
Sjur - Let Me Love You
Breathe Carolina & Streex - Up All Night
Don Diablo & Marnik - Children Of A Miracle
KO:YU & Don Palm - A Way Home
Klahr - Himanize
Klahr & Kev - Dreaming Wild
Ookay - Thief
The Chainsmokers - Paris
Flatdisk Ft. Dave Thomas Jr. - Higher (Sam Feldt Edit)

Socials
http://www.facebook.com/FlatdiskMusic
http://twitter.com/FLATDISK
http://www.soundcloud.com/flatdiskmusic
https://www.instagram.com/flatdiskmusic/

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iEDM Radio Episode 136: Promise Land

March 25th, 2017

Bio
The duo from Rome boasts many quality productions, with great success on the radio. Nazario Pelusi and Fabio Ranucci, the brilliance behind Promise Land, have been key players in the nation’s radio station with more than 40 productions in 10 years’ time, with half of them published worldwide.

In the last three years their musical creativity has overcome the European scene to gain success in the American market, where they have been linked to several established names in the industry.

Their talent is based on a particular sound consisting of sexy house mixed with a progressive groove vibe, which has reached the attention of renowned artists such as Tiesto, Angello, Axwell and Morillo, just to name a few. Promise Land’s publications on Subliminal records, Spinnin records, Flamingo, Size have been granted extremely high levels in the world’s dj rankings. One of their biggest successes is the remix for Swedish House Mafia’s "Don't you worry child", loved by their fans all over the world.

Their tracks such as "Emotions", “Gangsta”, “Rulez” and “Bad Dj” build a solid, unique and supportive fan base.

With two tours in the States, as well as in Asia, Promise Land has taken part in several music festivals in Northern Europe, including Tomorrowland 2013, 2014 (V Session Stage). Some of their hottest tracks, to include “Vega”, “Burn“, “Why I still Love you” and “Memories will Fade” published with Spinnin, Size, Smash The House, MIxMash, Doorn and so on, have established them as one of the most admired Italian producers in the world, to the point where they have been the only Italian producers to play for the Creamfield festival last summer. The last couple of months have been priceless for Promise Land, with two successful tracks: “X-Press” (which was the most played track at Miami this year and still on top of the overall 1001tracklist chart), followed by “Skratchin” (already #1 in any sort of buzz chart and is among the most liked and supported tracks of the world). Promise Land is quickly becoming a world-wide name throughout the electronic music industry, being 100% made in Italy!

Tracklist
Watermät - Won't Stop

Tom Staar, Rob & Jack - Sunshine
Sebjak - Vie
NEW_ID & Jesse Kiis - Aftermath Feat. Anabel
HI-LO - The Answer (Oliver Heldens Extended Edit)
Asterjackers - Casablanca (Promise Land Edit)
Max Vangeli & Databoy - Top Of My Lungs (Promise Land Remix)
Offaiah - Run
Robin Aristo - Endless Universe
Sunstars - Honorado
Promise Land - X-Press
Still Young - White Label (Is This Love)
GVN & Lee Carter - Get Up
Rob & Jack - El Chupacabra (BROHUG Edit)
Florian Picasso x Tom Tyger x Raiden - Vindaloo Bounce
Daddy’s Groove & Promise Land - Scratchin
 
Socials
http://www.facebook.com/djpromiseland
http://twitter.com/djpromiseland
http://instagram.com/djpromiseland
http://soundcloud.com/djpromiseland
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iEDM Radio Episode 134: Yves V

March 12th, 2017

Bio
The enthusiasm that emanates from Belgian big-room artist Yves V continues to burn with the stellar magnitude of a supernova. His placing in the 2015 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs rankings marked him out as among the highest climbers, progressing on from his impressive debut position of 2014, as 2016 also saw Yves take a placing in the industry-famous poll for a third consecutive year.

Over the course of his career, Yves V has risen to international standing amongst his peers and global dance fans as a producer and DJ of high acclaim. Whilst his music now fills the playlists of the biggest DJs on the planet, gaining support from heavyweights including David Guetta, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren and Radio 1’s Danny Howard and Pete Tong, Yves’s name can also be found listed on billings for some of the most prestigious parties in the world.

From the studio, his music is vacuum-packed and released on the dancefloor by every major artist from Tiësto and Martin Garrix, to Steve Angello and Nicky Romero. Whilst his remix work encompasses A-list artists with a hip-hop flavour, including putting his stamp on the releases of Timbaland, Missy Elliott and Ginuwine, all of this has led to Yves’ own productions being released on a plethora of the best record labels in modern dance music including Armin Van Buuren’s Armada, Chuckie’s Dirty Dutch, Spinnin’ and Doorn Records.

His remix of ‘Insane Pressure’ was the release that broke Yves into the consciousness of his peers, since then growing his productions from underground bangers into major Beatport hits that includes ‘King Cobra’ (with Don Diablo), Top 10 Beatport smash ‘Octagon’, huge-hitter ‘Indigo’ and Spinnin’ heater ‘Unbroken’, as well as long-awaited ID’s ‘Joker’, ‘Daylight’ and Winter 2016’s huge free Armada release ‘Condor’ which sent fans and peers alike into overdrive. All of these head up Yves’s release total to an impressive nine, strong tracks already this year, supporting that his studio and production output is just as prolific and prominent to rival his extensive laps of the global live circuit.

Tracklist
Yves V - Find Your Soul (Original Mix)
Sam Feldt & Hook N Sling - Open Your Eyes (Club Mix)
Zonderling - Tunnel Vision (Don Diablo Extended Mix)
Yves V vs Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman - Daylight (With You) (Extended Mix)
Burak Yeter - Tuesday (Fafaq Remix)
Moska & F4ST - Gaita (Original Mix)
Diplo & Autoerotique - Waist Time (Original Mix)
NERVO - In Your Arms (Mikro Remix)
Yves V & Sem Thomasson Ft. Ruby Prophet - On Top Of The World (Original Mix)
The Chainsmokers - Paris (Jewelz & Sparks Bootleg)
Tujamo - Make U Love Me (Original Mix)
Throttle - Hit The Road Jack (Original Mix)
Laidback Luke & Yves V - To The Beat (feat. Hawkboy) (Original Mix)
Skytech vs Dj Kuba & Neitan - Right Now (Original Mix)
Itsmylife - Bounce Dat Ass (Original Mix)
Yves V - Condor (Extended Mix)
Yves V vs Skytech & Fafaq - Fever (DWP Edit)
Quintino - Carnival (Original Mix)
Yves V - Find your soul (VIP Edit)

Socials
https://www.facebook.com/officialyvesv
https://twitter.com/yvesv
https://www.instagram.com/yves_v/
https://soundcloud.com/yves-v
http://hyperurl.co/YoutubeVSessions

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iEDM Radio Episode 132: Dannic

March 5th, 2017

Bio 
Dannic, the prodigious DJ and producer from Breda in the Netherlands – the hometown of Tiësto and Hardwell - is one of the fiercest acts to emerge from the latest generation of Dutch artists, cementing himself as a go-to name that delivers within the world of big-room, grooving house. Bursting onto the scene with a DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll placing 4 years in a row as of 2016, it’s confirmed to tastemakers that Dannic is a driving force within the scene. Dannic’s long-running stance behind the radio airwaves including his recently-rebranded Fonk Radio venture, also demonstrates a producer that is well and truly tapped into the most vital and important industry trends that appeal to his ever-expanding audience.

From his debut releases on world-class labels including Toolroom and a longstanding relationship with Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings, Dannic’s constant output of dance floor-ready bangers and groove-laden productions continues to excite across live shows globally, as well as productions that set alight the biggest mainstage sets. Seeing the Dannic sound grace the stages of Creamfields, Tomorrowland, Miami Music Week, plus many more alongside the launch of his own aforementioned, independent imprint - Fonk Recordings – Dannic has reflected his musical flair from every angle. From sourcing Demos, A&R’ing, design and production, the first release through Fonk Recordings (A collaboration between Dannic himself and HIIO titled ‘Funky Time’) was supported by industry stars Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Fedde Le Grand and W&W, as a swathe of Top 10 releases signified its status, with the label still only in its early stages, Fonk Recordings also recently hosted a sold-out showcase party of label family and friends during the Amsterdam Dance Event in October.

As over 350,000 music-lovers descended onto the city, all of these components proved the perfect catalyst to propel Dannic and the future of Fonk Recordings into its next exciting chapter. After a slew of impressive dates across Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, China and Singapore, Dannic also returned to Tomorrowland, Ushuaïa Ibiza, threw down sets at the World’s Largest Club Germany’s World Club Dome and played numerous, extensive North American headline dates. Dannic also performed a career stand-out set during the final ‘I Am Hardwell: United We Are’ show at Germany’s Hockenheim, marking the first show that DJs had ever performed at the racing track – but taking his sound to his fans live is one thing, immersing them wherever they are in the world is another. Launching Dannicated at the start of 2017 as a sleek fan portal, Dannic is giving devotees unprecedented access to high-class video content, track streaming and the latest and greatest news in his world, an ongoing project that will be adapted to meet modern and current trends, whilst also staying ahead of the curve. With his live performances gaining unmissable status, it is clear to see that his vast studio outputs appear just as prolific, making it undeniable that Dannic has moved beyond the tag of “one to watch”.

As his unrelenting schedule is interspersed with huge dates across the globe, his high-quality audio weaponry only adds another string to his bow including anthems ‘Viper’, ‘Golden Hearts’, ‘Feel Your Love’, ‘Light The Sky’ and his latest big-hitter on Maxximize with ‘Noise’, that also shot to #1 on the Beatport Big Room Chart; all of these factors creating a flawless cocktail as Dannic looks forward to a bigger and better 2017. Ready to champion Fonk Recordings and its talents no matter the artists’ experience or infancy, Dannic’s musical passion underpins his every move as a DJ for the people, weather this be his noteworthy peers passing praise or his millions of fans around the globe connecting both in the flesh and via a plethora of digital mediums, the scene waits with bated breath for the next move of this shining Breda producer…

Tracklist
Brooks – Make Your Move (Gil Sanders Remix)
OB – Groove On Acid
Steve Redant – Rame
Dannic vs. Merk & Kremont ft. Duane Harden - Music
Tujamo - Make U Love Me
Daniel Bovie & Ray Rox vs. Beyonce - Stop Playing With My Mind (Dannic Bootleg)
Cassius vs. Arin Tone & Bassjackers - Sound Of Zing (Dannic Smash Up)
Anderblast - Theory
Sebjak & Will K - Smoke
Dannic - Jungle
Dannic - Blaze
Mako - Into The Sunset (Dannic Remix)
Teamwork & Thomas Feelman - Whisper Every Day (Far Behind Fonk Up)
Dannic - Can You Feel It?
Tom & Jame vs. Dannic & Bright Lights - Energy’s Forever (Dannic Mashup)
Dannic & Sick Individuals - Feel Your Love (DBSTF Remix)
Dannic - Fonk It Up
Bali Bandtis vs. Ed Sheeran - Don’t Hi Hi (Dannic Mashup)

Social
https://www.facebook.com/djdannic
https://twitter.com/dannic
https://soundcloud.com/dannic

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iEDM Radio Episode 110: Curbi

September 25th, 2016

BIO
As dance music tends to deliver younger bright stars every year, here's a prodigy the world surely will be talking about. 17-year old DJ/producer Curbi isn't even new to the game, he has already making tunes for a couple of years now. 
For sure, he's the talk of the town, early 2015, after signing a deal with Spinnin' Records and MusicAllStars management at the tender age of sixteen. But the signs were all there; a young lad from Essex, UK, making music in his bedroom, breaking borders as he created a house sound of his own. After Dutch tastemaker Oliver Heldens got hold of his track 'Discharge', it didn't take long for Curbi to get signed to Heldens' home label Spinnin' Records. 
The story is enchanting. 'Discharge' getting hundreds of thousands SoundCloud plays in mere days, getting picked up by the biggest DJs out there, remaining in the Top 10 of Beatport's main chart for 28 days (!) while the video is now counting over 2 million Youtube views and over 2.5 million SoundCloud plays. Not bad for a debut, the buzz around Curbi is only becoming larger by the day. 
After releasing his first mixtape early June, which scored 125,000 plays within a week, his second single 'Rubber' comes out on Spinnin’ Records. And surely, this is a worthy follow-up, a gem for the clubs, including Curbi's characteristic raw bass lines, adding tension with some deep synth chords creeping up on you during the breakdown. 
Pete Tong can't wait to premier it in his BBC radio show, while artists like Diplo, Oliver Heldens, Martin Solveig, David Guetta, Michael Calfan as well as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike give it full support. Genre crossing, you could say, which is exactly what Curbi does with his bass heavy house music - his sound hits a nerve everywhere. 
Summer 2015 also sees Curbi make his DJ debut, playing at Martin Solveig's event My House in Pacha Ibiza - not bad for a show debut. After that, the young Brit sets on doing more performances, while also venturing into some collabs, releasing the exciting club tune 'Hoohah' together with fellow Brit Fox Stevenson (a track getting picked up by jocks like Hardwell, Diplo and Showtek), followed in October by the release of 'Butterfly Effect', a collab with Dutch duo Bougenvilla. 
In short, Curbi is going through a rollercoaster ride in 2015, concluded with a personal 'thank you' to his fans when he releases the free downloadable 'Fraternité EP', including three full tracks by the youngster. 
2016 sees Curbi continue living up to all the promises. His first release '51' already meets widespread DJ support (including Hardwell, Calvin Harris, Oliver Heldens, R3hab and Porter Robinson) before it's officially released, reaching #2 on Beatport's Electro House chart. 
The follow-up to this, the mighty club tune 'Triple Six', Curbi's first release on Tiësto's label Musical Freedom, reaches the same height, getting support from the label boss as well as DJs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hardwell, Oliver Heldens, Calvin Harris and Martin Garrix. 
May 2016 also sees Curbi play his first show in his home country, performing at the DOORN Records Label Night in London, while the young Brit also gears up to play key events across Europe in summer 2016, including
 Creamfields, Amnesia Ibiza, Myseryland and Parookaville. 

Tracklist
Alessia Cara - Here(Chris Lorenzo Remix)
Taiki Nulight &Grande - Fire Power (Original Mix)
Laidback Luke &Twoloud - Fcukin Beats (Original Mix)
Cause & Affect- The Herd (Original Mix)
Tchami & Malaa- Prophecy (Joey Rumble Remix)
The BeatThiefs -Umbungo (Chocolate Puma Remix)
HI-LO &Chocolate Puma - Steam Train (Original Mix)
Botnek - Bad Bitch(Original Mix)
Curbi - Red Point(Original Mix)
Pierce - Audi(Original Mix)
Hasse de Moor -Flava (Original Mix)
Dirty Audio - GorillaGlue (Original Mix)
Dallask - Powertrip(Original Mix)
Curbi vs Justice -Triple D.A.N.C.E. (Hardwell Mashup)
Galantis - No Money(Curbi Remix)
Mercer &SAYMYNAME - Wanted (Original Mix)
Fox Stevenson &Curbi - Hoohah (Original Mix)
Yellow Claw - In MyRoom (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Tyga) (GTA Remix)
GLD - Mercy(Original Mix)
DVBBS & ShaunFrank ft. Delaney Jane - LA LA LAND (Lincoln Jesser Remix)
Shaun Frank ft.Ashe - Let You Go Away (Original Mix) 

Socials
www.twitter.com/curbiofficial
www.instagram.com/curbiofficial
www.soundcloud.com/curbiofficial
www.facebook.com/curbiofficial

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iEDM Radio Episode 80: MountBlaq

December 27th, 2015

MountBlaq has awakened. The music they formulate is made for mass crowds and real fanatics of the electronic music scene. Seeing videos of their jungle type tracks being played at festivals and big venues, shows that MountBlaq’s unique-powerful sounds feed the crowd an adrenaline rush to keep moving. A mixture of Big Room style, Jungle Room style, and Hardstyle, with a rapid progressive melody, unfolds a different experience from every song they produce. With the support of international grand DJ’s and record labels, MountBlaq is focused on what needs to be done.


MountBlaq is made up of two brothers raised in Naples, Florida, a town where the old go to retire and the young cause chaos. Producer Esteban David M., 23, spends his mornings working and his afternoons producing, making this his daily routine. As for DJ Luis Sebastian M., 21, he spends his free time mixing Big Room to Deep House, while putting heads together with his producer, creating their future.


The duo born in Quito, Ecuador, moved to the States at an early age for a better living. Browsing the Internet, they stumbled upon Eric Prydz and The Chemical Brothers. They heard and saw how dance music had evolved in this decade, giving them a good ear and their distinct sound. To this day they have dedicated their passion to music and will continue take the opportunity to embrace the gift they were given: the gift to allow people to lose themselves into a sound not gentle, but absurdly loud that will wake up the dead.


Tracklist:


1. KANDY & Juyen Sebulba - Vogue (MountBlaq Bootleg)

2. MountBlaq & Cody Holmes - Lakota

3. Mell Tierra - GDOT

4. SAG, MountBlaq & HYRO - That Sound

5. FIGHT CLVB & Hilmi ft. Angger Dimas - Frog Mode

6. Garmiani ft. Sanjin - Jump & Sweat

7. Wiwek - So You Want Drums (MERGE & MountBlaq Bootleg)

8. Funky Craig - Bombay

9. Kura & Tony Junior - King Kong (Beatz Freq, Mountblaq & Ranger Bootleg)

10. Olly James - Kamatu

11. Moska & Retrohandz  - Sifaka

12. KURA - Kubano

13. Apster & NLW - Soundboy (Club Edit)

14. A$AP Ferg - Work (Duke & Jones Bootleg)

15. Funky Craig - Lotus

16. JDG - Tantra

17. Dave Silcox  - The Joker (Afro Bros Remix)

18. Cosmo & Skoro - Bingo (twoloud Edit)

19. Major Lazer - Be Together (Jaxx Inc Remix)

20. Jay Hardway - Electric Elephants (Olly James Remix)

21. Rudy Zensky & MountBlaq - Kilimanjaro

22. Junkie Kid & Jayden Parx - BREAKER (AMF & Bailo Beatz Remix)

23. Kend & Anko - Gasdertop


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