Stalley – Holy Quran

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Stalley – Holy Quran

Well, this goes hard. Stalley announces his next project, Tell The Truth Shame The Devil, Vol. 2, with the release the Swiff D-produced “Holy Quran.” Listen below and look for the sequel to last year’s release to drop on February 23rd.


Tom Staar - Come Together (feat. Matt Hope)

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Tom Staar - Come Together (feat. Matt Hope)

Tom Staar – Come Together (feat. Matt Hope)

It looks like another Tom Staar tune has surfaced on Axwell’s record label called Axtone Records. This one’s a doozy too as the 100th Axtone release. Last month Tom aired the very first episode his new radio show, Staar Playr, which features a lot new music coming from his label, Staar Traxx and new music by himself also. “Come Together” features the amazing voice  Matt Hope. It was first played at last year’s Axtone party in Miami Music Week and has since then made an appearance in many sets around the globe.

The production follows his previous releases “Bora,” on Axtone, and “Drift” on SIZE. The track is a pure progressive-groove gem. Apart from the track, Axtone has decided to revisit the original cover art with the neon sign with something more studied. The main concept is always the same but, this time, the background wall on the original concept is replaced with a massive collage photos by Axtone’s fans. Since the track title is “Come Together” we think this idea is really shows Axtone’s appreciation for its listeners and fans. Enjoy.

Tom Staar – Come Together (feat. Matt Hope)


Virtual Self's Special Mini-Mix For Annie Mac Will Have You Wanting More

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Virtual Self's Special Mini-Mix For Annie Mac Will Have You Wanting More

It’s Friday, and you know what that means. People are getting ready to kick f their weekend. Here at EDMTunes, we don’t think there’s a better way to jump-start the weekend than with some killer tunes!

BBC Radio 1 has answered our musical prayers by announcing that the very talented Virtual Self will be doing a mini mix for Annie Mac tonight at 19:00 pm. If you are unfamiliar with Virtual Self, Porter Robinson adopted a new alias that sets aside the electro-pop crossover and embraces early-2000s trance and video-game sounds.

If this mini mix is anything like his past EP’s, this will truly be a special listening experience for all! We absolutely can’t wait to hear what he has in store. Will you be listening?


Joey Bada$$ & Chuck Strangers – 80 Blocks

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Joey Bada$$ & Chuck Strangers – 80 Blocks

Joey Bada$$ keeps the loosies coming with a new Chuck Strangers collab called “80 Blocks”, as in, 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s. Stream below now.


eLZhi & Khrysis – Self Made

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eLZhi & Khrysis – Self Made

Later this month, eLZhi and Khrysis will gift this undeserving planet with their recently announced joint project under the moniker Jericho Jackson. Today they share the album’s first single, “Self Made,” and it totally delivers. I’m so here for this project it’s not even funny.

Stream below and look for the Jericho Jackson LP to drop February 23rd.



Towkio – 2 Da Moon

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Towkio – 2 Da Moon

Towkio delivers “2 Da Moon” featuring Teddy Jackson and Grace Weber, the second single from his long-awaited album WWW on Rick Rubin’s American Records. Listen below and look for the album to drop next Friday, February 16th.



Bodega Bamz – Praying In My Valours

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Live from the stairwell, Bodega BAMZ is “Praying In My Valours” in his latest visual. The Bam Beatz-produced track will appear on the upcoming album, P.A.P.I. (Proud And Powerful Individualz).


Stream Black Panther: The Album From TDE

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Stream Black Panther: The Album From TDE

The release Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster Black Panther is shaping up to be a huge cultural event for Black America and it starts today with the release the film’s soundtrack, which was executive produced by the very capable pairing Kendrick Lamar and TDE principal Top Dawg. The album heavily showcases the label’s roster, with ScHoolBoy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and SZA all lending their talents to the project alongside contributions from Swae Lee, Khalid, Vince Staples, SOB x RBE, Anderson .Paak, Future, James Blake and Mozzy among others.

Stream Black Panther: The Album below and look for the film to ficially arrive in theaters next Friday, February 16th.



Blocboy JB ft. Drake – Look Alive

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Blocboy JB ft. Drake – Look Alive

Drake joins Memphis artist Blocboy JB on a new single called “Look Alive” which already has an accompanying video. Check it out below.


2 Chainz – The Play Don’t Care Who Makes It (EP)

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2 Chainz – The Play Don’t Care Who Makes It (EP)

2 Chainz pops up with a 4-track surprise EP called The Play Don’t Care Who Makes It, which combined with the artwork, is already a classic title. The fering features a couple appearances from Offset and YG on track #2, “Proud,” as well as production from Street Runner, June James, T-Minus and Cassius Jay.

Stream below.



Audio Push – Cloud 909 (Album Stream)

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Audio Push – Cloud 909 (Album Stream)

Price and Oktane Audio Push continue to ride the momentum they’ve enjoyed for the past couple years with the release their new double album, Cloud 909. Over 18 tracks the pair are joined by Eric Bellinger, Jesse Boykins III and Turtle No Joke, and they’ve already dropped three videos from the project, all which are included below.



A Testament to Faith, Dedication and Community: How the First Dirtybird Campout East Changed My Life

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A Testament to Faith, Dedication and Community: How the First Dirtybird Campout East Changed My LifeAs I pack up the car at 8 A.M. on Monday morning, my mind is still racing. It seems like no time has passed since arriving at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday afternoon. Although the weekend was full unexpected turns and is now coming to an end, my mind is full satisfaction, anticipation and inspiration. Dirtybird Campout East Coast‘s first ficial festival will be four incredible days that live on in me forever. Even with all the hiccups and hold ups, between new friends made, the incredible music, and the positive attitude all the Dirtybird counselors and campers, there is nothing like it in the world.

A Testament to Faith, Dedication and Community: How the First Dirtybird Campout East Changed My Life

The weekend was set up to be an incredible tour de force funky techno, house and tech house beats. Superstars and label bosses Claude VonStrokeGreen Velvet and Billy Kenny each had a healthy crew scheduled to perform, showcasing the incredible talent included in the Dirtybird, Relief, and This Ain’t Bristol teams. Other Campout favorites like Tiga and Mija appeared on the lineup as well. Biz Markie and Claude’s alter ego Barclay Crenshaw insured a healthy dose hip-hop beats to round out a solid lineup. I headed over to the Bass Lodge stage at 8 P.M. on Thursday to start the weekend f right with a 2 hour VonStroke set followed by Seth Troxler until 2 A.M.

A Testament to Faith, Dedication and Community: How the First Dirtybird Campout East Changed My Life

Photo Credit: Brittany Hallberg

To say the early bird party was impressive would be a disservice. The Dirtybird Godfather played the most incredible solo set I have seen him play yet and watching him play for his dirty little birdies is an experience in and itself. As he layed down the inaugural set the first East Coast Campout you could see the pride and excitement in his eyes and his stature. But the highlight the night was Seth Troxler. As he shimmied back and forth with his shoulders for four hours, his active manner drew me into one the best sets the weekend. Unfortunately the wind was about to change directions on the Dirtybird family that had gathered for the weekend.

Although gates had opened up at 10 A.M. on Friday, they were quickly shut down around 11, leaving many festival attendees stranded near the campsite without cars or in nearby towns, awaiting word on the festival. The above tweet confirmed our fears as we realized no music was playing at the scheduled 1:30 start time. As attendees both inside and outside the gates panicked, the Dirtybird and Do Lab crew worked tirelessly throughout the night to bring back the music. Things started looking up when campers were finally allowed to enter the venue after several hours in limbo. Leslie Zigel, the Dirtybird lawyer released this statement concerning the effort to reacquire a permit for the festival.

After a day no music and a stressful morning anxious waiting, campers were delighted to see Claude VonStroke driving around in a golf cart screaming “The music is back!” Cheers filled the air. In the light that news the magic the weekend began to dawn on me. All the drama and circumstance was not enough to hold the Dirtybird fam back from having a good time even as the festival being shut down permanently loomed in the background. And even though the revised schedules had the main festival stages shutting down by 10 P.M. the excitement on everyone’s faces was clear.

A Testament to Faith, Dedication and Community: How the First Dirtybird Campout East Changed My Life

Friday truly showed me why these fans are the best in the world. Before Claude’s Saturday morning ride through the campgrounds, renegade sets and positive energy held everything together. As ficials worked to restore the festival permit during Friday afternoon, I ended up at a high energy party with Dateless behind the decks. Even though he was at a small sound camp, the LA based Dirtybird Player delivered an intense afternoon set worth the main stage. After the sun went down I found myself just down the road in a square renegade stage formed by 4 RVs and affectionately dubbed “The Rage Cage.” I danced my heart out to DJ Dack, whose track selection was on point the entire weekend. After a few hours I continued my journey to find what looked like a biplane that had crash landed on a truck. Perhaps the coolest campground stage the festival, the plane stage hosted a plethora ficial artists from Ardalan and Worthy to Justin Martin and Justin Jay.

Saturday by contrast highlighted the reasons why the Dirtybird label and its producer and DJ lineup is the best in the world. After what they knew was a huge let down to fans, Claude and the crew brought out all the stops on Saturday. Fan favorite Christian Martin opened up the ficial festival sets to a crowd elated Dirtybirds, finally able to experience the music how it was supposed to happen. The Bot B2B Maximono B2B Billy Kenny takeover delivered high quality, weird as hell, good vibes house after Mija B2B Ryan Forever got really ‘Nasty‘. FisherWill Clarke, and ZDS held down the main stage during the day. But by far the most impressive set the night was Claude VonStroke B2B Walker and Royce. They led their set f with a new remix ‘Take Me To Your Leader‘ and never dropped the energy throughout. I can say without any hesitation that this was one the best sets I’ve ever seen. To top the set f a mysterious dancer took to the rafters the stage, dancing across the front the crowd, hanging upside down from support beams, and pulling out some the craziest moves I have ever seen. If the Dirtybirds were looking for a way try and make up ground for losing one day a festival this set went a long way towards it.

A Testament to Faith, Dedication and Community: How the First Dirtybird Campout East Changed My Life

Photo Credit: Brittany Hallberg

Finally, Sunday had arrived and reminded me why I believe this is the best music around. Beginning at 7 AM the atmosphere Dirtybird Campout East was infectious. There was something spiritual in the air on February 4th. We had been waiting all weekend for continuous music for more hours than you can count and it was finally here. The Brazil team including Danny Kolk and Bruno Furlan kept spirits up during the morning hours while Claptone delivered a great set after Shiba San destroyed the decks for an hour and a half. Although some evening rain damped the campers a bit, spirits could not have been higher. Claude hopped on the decks for an impromptu half hour set at 8:30 just to drop a cathartic ‘Rain Break‘ to tie the entire weekend together. Finally at 9 the Family Set began, bringing the ficial festival to a close with some the best vibes I have ever experienced.

So as I slowly packed up my canopy tent and air mattress, I stopped for a few minutes just to walk back into the festival grounds. As I stood in the now empty field in front The Birdhouse I let out a long sigh. Not a sigh disappointment but a sigh satisfaction. Not a sigh exhaustion but a sigh being overwhelmed by inspiration. Not a sigh defeat but a sigh anticipation. Even with all that negativity at the beginning the weekend this festival reminded me why I fell in love with the Dirtybird label, its fans, and the music. Regardless the obstacles that stood in our way, the family that was created at East Coast Campout withstood it all. The artists pulled out all the stops on their ficial and renegade sets and the fans showed their true devotion by toughing out Friday to make Saturday and Sunday two the most magical days my life.

As I sat at my desk preparing this article and contemplating whether or not East Coast Campout would happen next year, I was reassured even further. In an email to all ticket holders, Dirtybird not only explained the circumstances for Friday’s shutdown, but also promised a second year Dirtybird Campout East Coast and a discount for this year’s attendees. Although Do Lab and Dirtybird were not at fault for the venue misrepresenting the permits it had attained, they are doing what is right by their fans and community. Thank you to Claude VonStroke, the Dirtybird team, and the Do Lab team for showing us all what it means to truly love your family and fans. I’ll definitely be back next year!

A Testament to Faith, Dedication and Community: How the First Dirtybird Campout East Changed My Life