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Skrillex, the leading producer of dubstep, has done it again! This time, it’s a HUGE collaboration with classic rock group The Doors for a new major motion picture coming out soon called RE:GENERATIONBreakn’ a Sweat has both the dubstep and glitch elements that Skrillex is known for, plus the classic rock elements such as keyboard, drums, and guitar of The Doors.  The vocals are a cross between surviving members ofThe Doors and the king of dubstep himself,Skrillex.  Catch this song onSkrillex’s current Mothership Invasion Tour! Keep an eye out for this movie coming soon, as it will involve more famous DJs and producers, such as Pretty LightsMark RonsonThe Crystal Method, and DJ Premier, collaborating with other artists and music genres to make new sounds!

Led by the previously released Turn It Down and Eyes singles, Kaskade releases his seventh artist album. Unfolding a bunch of new collaborations and sounds, including those that have fuelled the American DJ and producer’s strike into progressive house to be voted the best DJ of America. Debuting his first album in 2003, it was not until the indenture with Ultra Records in 2006 that the rise of Kaskade truly took off, leading him into a placing amongst modern-day’s most highly-rated DJ’s in terms of electronic dance music. Although last year’s ”Dynasty” album was arguably his most  ground-breaking to date, ”Fire & Ice” is already seeing immensely successful charting placings acceded by the aforementioned single releases of 2011. Brilliantly divided into two discs – one for the hottest of club sounds and one for alternate, downtempo ICE mixes on each and everyone of the 10 singles featured – his 2011 album is already exceling previous year’s triumphs with a handful creative tenderings.

Boasting a craft unlike what people may expect out of a jointed making from the divine Kaskade and Skrillex,Lick It debunks an instantly memorable blend of the 70’s most ravishing disco sounds and wobbling, dubstep-influenced chords to form a momentous contribution to the evolution of electronic dance music and the more experimental records off the new double-album.

Filled with a soulful and utmostly emotional chord progression, tipped with the silky voice of Becky Jean Williams from Late Night Alumni, the Illionois-raised Ryan Raddon teams up with Germany’s probably most underrated duo, Inpetto, for the characteristic How Long.

Also armed with blistering chords in conjunction with Rebecca & Fiona’s glorious vocals to make up Turn It Down, the amazingly feel-good progressive piece with Mindy Gledhill that is Eyes and a bunch of collaborations with Dada LifeSkylar GreyHaley and more, the seventh artist album out from Kaskade is finally released.

Kaskade – Fire & Ice (Album) [Ultra Records] – iTunes Link

Tracklisting:

Disc 1 – Fire

01. Kaskade feat. Mindy Gledhill – Eyes
02. Kaskade feat. Rebecca & Fiona – Turn It Down
03. Kaskade feat. Neon Trees – Lessons In Love
04. Kaskade & Skrillex – Lick It
05. Kaskade feat. Haley – Llove
06. Kaskade feat. Marcus Bently – Let Me Go
07. Kaskade feat. Quadron – Waste Love
08. Kaskade & Dada Life feat. Dan Black – ICE
09. Kaskade & Inpetto feat. Late Night Alumni – How Long
10. Kaskade feat. Skylar Grey – Room For Happiness

Disc 2 – Ice

01. Kaskade feat. Mindy Gledhill – Eyes (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
02. Kaskade feat. Rebecca & Fiona – Turn It Down (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
03. Kaskade feat. Neon Trees – Lessons In Love (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
04. Kaskade & Skrillex – Lick It (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
05. Kaskade feat. Haley – Llove (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
06. Kaskade feat. Marcus Bently – Let Me Go (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
07. Kaskade feat. Quadron – Waste Love (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
08. Kaskade & Dada Life feat. Dan Black – ICE (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
09. Kaskade & Inpetto feat. Late Night Alumni – How Long (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
10. Kaskade feat. Skylar Grey – Room For Happiness (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)

Kaskade feat. Mindy Gledhill – Eyes

Kaskade & Inpetto with Late Night Alumni – How Long

DJ Mag’s Top 100 poll has become an influential ratification of the hottest DJ’s out over the past few years and is now announcing the results for the second year in a row with the poll being fully based on a public vote. In conjunction with Trackitdown, a widely known digital market for electronic dance music, an annual buzz as to whom is becoming the best new entry, taking the largest climb upwards and whom is elected the winner begins in post-summer to run through to the prestigious Amsterdam Dance Event – the week-long festival which is becoming more significant to the EDM industry by the day.

In terms of confusion concerning the results; many have come to judge and rate the world’s DJ’s along with their placings on the poll which, in truth, has come to be based principally on the CD-spinner’s performances on the charts and as producers instead of what it ultimately was intended to rate – mixing and general DJ skills. Although skillful discjockey’s like James Zabiela may not place themselves and their outstanding knowledge on everything mixing and transitions at the forefront, one should keep in mind the top 100 results are only approximations as to who are the most renowned names in modern-day clubland, despite the fact that an appearance on the poll is indeed a prestigious award to any DJ and/or producer.

In an epoch where DJ’s are like the modern-day rockstars and attract thousands and thousands of raving club-goers to, if not such festivals as Ultra in Miami, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy, Electric Zoo and Sensation, weekly events in nearby clubs and venues across the globe, this poll is now a solid and utmostly intriguing statement as to whom has had a successful year and who has not. Be sure to scim through the listed results after the break and compare them to the results of 2010.

Congratulations to David Guetta for taking over pole position after a 4 year supremacy of Armin van Buuren, to Avicii, Afrojack and Swedish House Mafia for fighting themselves into the top 10, to Skrillex for the best new entry, to Calvin Harris for the biggest climb and a big congratulations to talents like Hardwell, Alesso, AN21 and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike for finally breaking themselves into the DJ Mag top 100 poll.

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Awards ceremony at Amsterdam Dance Event

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Armin van Buuren live set at the DJ Mag award party during Amsterdam Dance Event

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David Guetta live set at the DJ Mag award party during Amsterdam Dance Event

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Markus Schulz live set at the DJ Mag award party during Amsterdam Dance Event

The top 100 DJ’s of 2011:

01. David Guetta (up 1)
02. Armin van Buuren (down 1)
03. Tiësto (non-mover)
04. Deadmau5 (non-mover)
05. Above & Beyond (non-mover)
06. Avicii (up 33)
07. Afrojack (up 12)
08. Dash Berlin (up 7 )
09. Markus Schulz (down 1)
10. Swedish House Mafia (up 13)
11. Paul van Dyk (down 5)
12. Axwell (down 2)
13. Gareth Emery (down 6)
14. Fedde Le Grand (up 5)
15. ATB (down 4)
16. Sander van Doorn (down 4)
17. Headhunterz (up 17)
18. Ferry Corsten (down 9)
19. Skrillex (BEST new entry)
20. Laidback Luke (down 3)
21. Infected Mushroom (down 8 )
22. Aly & Fila (down 2)
23. Steve Angello (down 9)
24. Hardwell (new entry)
25. Arty (up 53)
26. Sebastian Ingrosso (down 10)
27. Benny Benassi (down 1)
28. Daft Punk (up 16)
29. Martin Solveig (up 26)
30. Kaskade (up 5)
31. Carl Cox (down 9)
32. Chuckie (up 5)
33. Bob Sinclar (up 5)
34. Calvin Harris (up 60)
35. Noisecontrollers (up 55)
36. W&W (up 36)
37. Pete tha Zouk (up 44)
38. Dada Life (up 38)
39. Angerfist (new entry)
40. D Block & S Te Fan (up 33)
41. Coone (new entry)
42. Steve Aoki (new entry)
43. Cosmic Gate (down 19)
44. Bobina (down 19)
45. Richie Hawtin (down 14)
46. Eric Prydz (down 16)
47. Zatox (new entry)
48. tyDi (up 8 )
49. Orjan Nilsen (new entry)
50. Andy Moor (down 18)
51. Roger Shah (down 17)
52. John O’Callaghan (down 19)
53. Astrix (up 6)
54. Erick Morillo (down 6)
55. John Digweed (down 26)
56. Wolfgang Gartner (up 14)
57. DJ Feel (down 16)
58. Showtek (up 33)
59. Richard Durand (down 5)
60. Umek (down 10)
61. Skazi (up 22)
62. Paul Kalkbrenner (up 22)
63. Sasha (down 36)
64. Eddie Halliwell (down 17)
65. Moonbeam (down 23)
66. Myon & Shane 54 (down 4)
67. Judge Jules (down 23)
68. Matt Darey (down 16)
69. Paul Oakenfold (down 18)
70. Alesso (new entry)
71. Mark Knight (down 18)
72. Sean Tyas (down 27)
73. Mat Zo (down 7)
74. Lange (down 30)
75. Joachim Garraud (down 32)
76. Simon Patterson (down 48)
77. Francis Davila (new entry)
78. Psyko Punkz (new entry)
79. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (new entry)
80. Wildstylez (new entry)
81. Roger Sanchez (down 17)
82. Hernan Cattaneo (down 25)
83. Tritonal (new entry)
84. DJ Vibe (up 16)
85. AN21 (new entry)
86. Bloody Beetroots (non-mover)
87. Felguk (new entry)
88. Nero (new entry)
89. Juanjo Martin (new entry)
90. Boy George (down 10)
91. Tenishia (new entry)
92. Sidney Samson (new entry)
93. Dirty South (down 18)
94. James Zabiela (down 45)
95. Marcel Woods (down 32)
96. Porter Robinson (new entry)
97. Sven Väth (down 39)
98. Brennan Heart (new entry)
99. Leon Bolier (down 31)
100. Boys Noize (down 28)

http://www.djmag.com/top100

As part of his forthcoming eighth artist album, titled ”Fire & Ice”, the discerning Kaskade welcomes the notable break-through within dubstep, Skrillex, aboard for a collaborative effort named Lick It. Boasting a craft unlike what people may expect out of a jointed making from these two divine Americans, Lick It unfolds an instantly memorable blend of the 70’s most rapturing disco sounds and wobbling, dubstep-influenced chords to form a momentous contribution to the evolution of electronic dance music. Joining in alongside the already released Eyes and Turn It Down singles, How Long (with Inpetto and Late Night Alumni) and a bunch of collaborations with Haley, Skylar Grey, Dada Life and others, this piece does indeed espy itself as one of the more experimental records off the first double-album out from the DJ recently voted America’s Best in 2011.

Lick It is due out on October 25th as part of the ”Fire & Ice” album on Ultra Records and will also come in shape of a downtempo, icy version from the Illinois-originated producer himself.

As a representative of the record label of Skrillex, Zedd comes off the release of Dovregubben via Dim Mak earlier this year to present the second ever instalment of the brand-new Owsla label. Being commonly known that most producers run a wide bundle of genres to stagger their most indulgent sounds and innovatively be the usherings of new vogue’s. However, the young and humble producer from the south-west of Germany has managed to enforce his asper and twisted signature sound from the very beginning, which has resulted in a firm and quick dive into electronic dance music aristocracy and the punchier sounds of club music to vitrify the ability to scoop recognition from the grandest of icons, Steve Aoki and Skrillex included. As he unequally marches to Owsla headquarters as a part of the small horde requested to feature their most unprecedented tenderings on the newly launched record imprint, Zedd, with the underestimated remix on Save The World under his belt, boasts the popular dynamics of his hard beats and the affectional breakdown melodies yet again as Shave It is officially released.

Zedd – Shave It [Owsla] – Beatport Link