IEDM Radio Episode 166: Blasterjaxx

November 17th, 2017

In the space of just a few years, Blasterjaxx has ascended from a relatively unknown production duo to a fixture of the EDM scene in astounding fashion. With an energetic sound packed to the brim with huge riffs, enormous builds, killer drops and infectious melody, they’ve time and time again proved themselves to be amongst the most exciting producers and DJs in the EDM scene. Thom and Idir’s meteoric rise to the top has has brought challenges, but they’ve always stood by each other, and together taken their electronic dance music to new levels.

Born and raised in The Hague, Netherlands, Thom Jongkind and Idir Makhlaf draw on their home country’s rich heritage to present a sound that interprets their distinctive toughness in a cutting-edge, contemporary fashion. After DJ Chuckie gave the duo their first break with their Carlos Barbosa collaboration Escucha on his Dirty Dutch Music imprint, the biggest dance labels around were soon vying for their output.

From Spinnin’ Records to Ultra Music, they have left few stones unturned. Remixes for the likes of David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Tiësto, Steve Aoki and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have continued to cement their place at the heart of the global EDM scene, with many millions of plays backing up their prolific body of work.

Launching their own label, event and radio show concept Maxximize has been the latest major step in their career. Maxximize Records has given a platform to upcoming talents as well as established acts like DBSTF, Boostedkids, Breathe Carolina, Dannic and Jewelz & Sparkz. It’s quickly grown to become one of Beatport’s Top 10 best-selling Big Room labels — an incredibly impressive feat to achieve in just one year from launch.

“Music is our religion” is their motto, and with a loyal and ever-growing global fanbase following their every move, it looks like they’ll to continue to convert everyone who comes into contact with their unique sounds. ------------------ Tracklist: 1. Blasterjaxx - No Sleep [Extended Mix] 2. Maeva Carter - Life Is Short [Blasterjaxx Remix] 3. Marnik, Miami Blue, Marano - Matador [BlasterSmash] 4. Tigerlily, Dimatik - Spice Temple 5. Olly James - Mask 6. Blasterjaxx - Big Bird 7. Blasterjaxx - Temple 8. Wasback - Shudder 9. Blasterjaxx, Tom Swoon - All I Ever Wanted 10. Hardwell, Henry Fong - BADAM [Mountblaq & AndreOne Festival Edit] 11. D.O.D. - Unforgettable [Extended Mix] 12. Dannic X Tom & Jame - Ready 13. Blasterjaxx - Savage [Extended Mix] 14. Blasterjaxx - Pump It (Feat. Crane) 15. Crystal Lake - Roots [Blasterjaxx Edit] 16. Axwell /\ Ingrosso- More Than You Know [BlasterSmash] 17. W&W, Vini Vici - Chakra 18. Blasterjaxx - Bizarre (Feat. UHRE) 19. Blasterjaxx - Black Rose [PSY Edit] ------------------ Check out Blasterjaxx: ------------------ Listen to more exclusive mixes:

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iEDM Radio Episode 165: Hiisak

November 16th, 2017

Hiisak is a fast-rising Italian DJ and producer. A drummer since the age of seven, he’s always producing music thanks to his love for funky and groovy house.

His style has a strong dominance of percussions, but his music undoubtedly reflects his versatility as an artist. He’s been working for several years as a ghost producer and contributed to the production of some of the most famous hits on national radio and in clubs during the early 2000s.

2017 is a very important year for him, as he’s working with the group who initially discovered him: Italian EDM duo Nari & Milani. He’s also begun a strong collaboration with Tom Swoon along with his management and artists circuit due to his musical skill. ------------------ Tracklist: 1. Kenn Colt, Hiisak - Come On Sugar 2. Akami, Game Over DJs - Shout [Havoc & Lawnn Remix] 3. Jay Larsen - Just Try Sanna Hatfield [Ricky Castelli Remix] 4. Hiisak, Marco Carpentieri - Gotta Say 5. Paggi Costanzi, NerveStrain - YEAH 6. Leandro De Silva, Roul Mendes - Salvador 7. Flash & Dash - Bubblegum 8. Akami, Game Over DJs - Shout [WYNE Remix] 9. J. Balvin, Willy William - Mi Gente [Vikko Mix] 10. Dave Ruthwell - Rosa (Feat. Toto La Momposina) [Original Mix] 11. Dunsterz - Rambla 12. Dave Mars - Flight 13. Skull Deep - Danger 14. Khazz - Burnin’ Down 15. Conor Donaghey - Missing ------------------ Check out Hiisak: ------------------ Listen to more exclusive mixes:

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iEDM Radio Episode 164: FuntCase

November 10th, 2017

A producer and DJ from Bournemouth, UK, FuntCase (AKA James Hazell) is known for his raw and dirty sound, forging the way with his controversial “filthy” style.

James first expressed his love of music through jamming with his schoolmates, taking his energetic and aggressive drumming style from death metal. He was also heavily influenced by happy hardcore and jungle, growing up to a background of Helter Skelter and Dreamscape mixtapes.

After hearing “Bandwagon Blues” by Twisted Individual, James fell in love with the drum and bass sound and began to focus his talents on producing. Sharing his tracks with D&B radio stations led to the first recognition of his foot-thumping talents, and under the alias DJ Dose he released for the first time in 2007.

In 2009 James began to dabble with producing dubstep, and gave his tunes a unique energy by incorporating the drum and bass layering technique into his dubstep sound. His first track “Make Our Day” was quickly signed to 4:20 Records, and the raw sound that is FuntCase had begun.

It wasn't long before FuntCase began trading tracks with Doctor P, and an offer soon followed to bring James into the Circus Records camp with the release of his famed track “So Vexed’ in 2010.

Since then, FuntCase has become a legend of the DJ world. With an incredibly loyal fan base Funty is known worldwide for working hard, playing hard, traveling hard, and DJing hard on stages globally. ------------------ Tracklist: 1. FuntCase, Trolley Snatcha - Warfare 2. Wooli - Back 3. Kompany, Adair - Getcho 4. Dwarv, Boss Mode - Greed 5. Doctor P - Business VIP (feat. Far East Movement) 6. Digitist, Executioner - Convulsion 7. Svdden Death - Take Ya Head Off 8. 12th Planet, Lumberjvck - Stank Gum [Ponicz Remix] 9. Definitive - Haunted 10. Bloodthinnerz, Ganon - Timeless 11. Svdden Death, Somnium Sound - Angel Style 12. Chodegang - New Chodegang Bro 13. Benzmixer, Ratchet - Turmoil [Infekt VIP] 14. Psycho, Ash Dubz - Fried Boss 2017 15. Chibz, Yakz - Trippin 16. R2D2, 50Hman - Smash [Ganon Remix] 17. Da Force - Jabba VIP 18. FuntCase - 4 Barz Of Fury (feat. Merky Ace) 19. FuntCase - 4 Barz Of Fury (feat. Merky Ace) [Barely Alive Remix] 20. Noisia - Get Deaded [Moody Good Remix] 21. Noisia - Tommy's Theme [Remix] 22. Uber, Svdden Death - Welcome To Heck 23. FuntCase - Scary Yikes Grrz 24. Noisia - Anomoly 25. DC Breaks - Underground [Tantrum Desire Remix] 26. Blankface - Louder [Replicant Remix] 27. Taxman - Evasion 2017 28. Noisia - Straight Hook 29. Dimension - UK 30. Damage Report - Time Base [Limited Remix] 31. Upgrade, T.I. - Shot Down 32. Guzi - Business 33. Hazard - Air Guitar 34. Jayline, Silent Storm - Badboy (feat. Ruffneck Trilogy) ------------------ Check out FuntCase: ------------------ Listen to more exclusive mixes:

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iEDM Radio Episode 162: Elephante

November 7th, 2017

Driven by an unwavering determination and passion for his craft, in just under two years Tim Wu – best known as Elephante – has amassed a plethora of flawless productions that have earned him rave reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone, Sirius XM, DJ Mag and Billboard as well as respect from the cream of the dance music elite. His musical maturity and innate ability to create genre-defying hits time and time again have seen the dance pop prodigy win the hearts of legions of fans across the world.

Hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Tim began his musical career as a classically trained pianist and singer-songwriter, playing in bands in high school and college. A graduate of Harvard University, Wu realized soon after taking his first desk job that the corporate lifestyle was not for him. He spent every waking hour producing music to admittedly keep himself sane. Finally embracing the “elephant in the room” that was his desire to break free from the monotonous nine-to-five routine, Wu set his sights on the dance music sphere and Elephante was born. Quite literally giving up his day job in order to hone his craft, he continues to make his mark as one of the most innovative progressive and electro house producers today.

Elephante’s star is most definitely on the rise.



1. Elephante, Zedd - Closer X Stay The Night

2. Paris & Simo - Zombie [3LAU Edit]

3. R3hab, Deorro - Flashlight

4. Kanye West, KSHMR, DallasK - Power X Burn

5. Valentino Khan, Skrillex - Slam Dunk

6. Skrillex - Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites

7. Elephante, Desiigner- Black Ivory X Panda

8. Rick Ross, Skrillex - Purple Lamborghini

9. Kanye West - Mercy [RL Grime Edit]

10. Ookay - Thief

11. Ed Sheeran - Shape of You [Elephante Remix]

12. Elephante - Sirens

13. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee - Despacito

14. The Chainsmokers, Coldplay - Something Just Like This

15. Major Lazer, Justin Bieber, Jauz, Ghastly - Cold Water X Ghosts n Sharks

16. 21 Pilots, Julian Jordan - Heathens X Rebound

17. Zedd, Selena Gomez, Martin Garrix - I Want You To Know X Gold Skies

18. TJR - We Wanna Party

19. Jauz - Shark Attack

20. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Dirty Audio - Heads Will Roll X Gorilla Glue

21. Kayzo - I Love Kanye

22. Graves, Coolights - Say Things

23. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flux Pavilion- Can't Stop X I Can't Stop

24. Elephante, Audien - Plans X Hindsight

25. TLC, KSHMR, R3hab - No Scrubs X Memories

26. Zedd, Grey - Adrenaline

27. Elephante - Shake The Earth

28. Jauz, San Holo - Ok!

29. Mako - Smoke Filled Room [Elephante Remix]

30. Elephante, MIIA - Dynasty

31. DJ Snake, Justin Bieber, Ephwurd - Let Me Love You X Battle Sirens

32. DJ Khaled - I'm The One [Benzi Edit]

33. Zomboy, Kayzo - Like A B***h X Whistle Wars

34. David Guetta, Showtek - Shot Me Down X Booyah

35. Elephante - Goliath

36. Elephante - Age Of Innocence [Crankdat Remix]

37. Elephante - Catching On [B-Sides Remix]

38. Halsey - Colors [Audien Remix]

39. Max - Victoria's Secret Models [Whethan Remix]

40. MakJ, Max Styler - Knock Me Down

41. San Holo - Light

42. Tove Lo - Cool Girl [Two Friends Remix]

43. Elephante - Hold [Candyland Remix]

44. Mako - Run For Your Life


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IEDM Radio Episode 163: Tom Swoon

November 3rd, 2017

Tom Swoon was born in 1993 in the small city of Goleniow, Poland. His interest in music started at a young age, and he started his own rock band with a group of friends when he was just 14. At the age of 17, he discovered EDM and was inspired by artists such as Deadmau5 and Daft Punk.

Over the next few years, Tom taught himself the art of DJing and gradually improved his skills through constant practice and mixing at a local club. He eventually saved up his earnings and bought a proper DJ setup, and within six months he had created his first bootlegs and unofficial remixes in his makeshift studio. These tracks quickly received support from respected artists such as Nervo, Gareth Emery and Laidback Luke.

Swoon’s bootleg of “Till Sunshine” (David Guetta & Avicii vs. Laidback Luke), which was released under his moniker Pixel Cheese, was an instant success and topped over 15 million views on YouTube. With his fresh-sounding remixes and big room approach, Tom was called in for another set of remixes for Nervo, Sultan & Ned Shepard’s single “Army”, and Benny Benassi’s collaboration with John Legend called “Dance The Pain Away.”

This past year has been one of long, intense studio sessions for Swoon, and also included live performances around the globe and A-list remixes for artists like Iggy Azalea and Armin Van Buuren. His new single is set for release on Spinnin’ this month, and there are also mutterings of collaborations with Steve Aoki and Showtek as an extensive touring schedule is falling into place. ------------------ Check out Tom Swoon: ------------------ Listen to more exclusive mixes:

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