October 2016


In the wake of DJ Mags top 100 for 2016 freshly off the presses, the yearly outpourings of scorn and condemnation have already begun to seep out of the dance music community. The list is most often criticised for the integrity and skill of the DJs it tends to place near the top, as well as the methods some take to make sure their name is high enough on the pole.

In a post uploaded to his Facebook page this afternoon, 3LAU decided to combat the hate with a very particular explanation as to why the same DJ Mag ranking matters so much to those on the list. The main factor? Asia’s burgeoning dance music scene.

“When a DJ gets booked in most Asian countries to play a club, their fee is heavily dependent on their DJ mag ranking,” he wrote.

Rather than base performance fees on factors like social media numbers, play counts or previous ticket sales history, 3LAU wrote, club owners in Asia are forced to base their judgment about a DJ’s value on the Top 100 list. Because the scene in the region so new, this is one of the only metrics available for them. Adding in the extreme government internet censorship in countries like China that block out fans from experiencing music discovery in the same way as the West, the Top 100 list becomes a necessary beacon to gauge the DJs’ popularity.

“So, when the business men and club owners in Asia look to book DJs who might maximize their table / bottle sales revenue, they rely on the DJ Mag chart to assess relative popularity.”

For those artists looking to tour in Asian markets, 3LAU wrote, the cost of maintaining a high chart position on the list is worth it when thinking about the probability of increased DJ fees. Keeping this information secret has been a trend among DJs and managers alike due to the prevailing thought that its reveal might affect their future income, he continued.

Read 3LAU’s full Facebook post below.

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So we never thought this would be a thing, but Riff Raff and DJ Afterthought have teamed up with Diplo for a respectable record titled “Vibe.”

The atmosphere of the track goes perfectly with the album’s namesake, Balloween, and features a lazily strummed guitar and cadence that screams of the breakthrough style of artists like Shwayze and Asher Roth.

Releasing on October 20th, Balloween is proving to be anything but what we expected from Riff Raff’s comedic personality. The LP will feature loads of guest production, from Mr. Oizo, Calvin Harris, and even Dirt Nasty of all people… Get hyped.

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Teaming up with “Like a G6” stars Far East Movement, Marshmello drops a brand new track “Freal Luv”.

Soon to be released on Far East Movement’s new album Identity, “Freal Luv” is a radio friendly hit featuring the vocal work of Tinashe and Chanyeol. Marshmello’s signature bounce and melodies are now reaching beyond electronic audiences to capture mainstream attention.

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Skepta, England’s finest purveyor of Grime has teamed up with RiFF RAFF and DJ Afterthought for a new Halloween themed single “Back From the Dead”.

The heavy trap beats make this dark and slow moving track perfect for Skepta’s smooth flowing lines. Check out the single below and leave your thoughts in the comments!

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Pomo and Stone September Top 20

Recently we have started up our own Soundcloud account where we will be uploading the newest music from our exclusive dj’s. We will also be reposting and keeping our audience up to date with the most recent hits everyday and at the end of each month we will compile a playlist of what we thought we the top 20 songs of that month.

For a quick listen here is our September top 20 list. Please follow us on sound cloud if you like to stay up to date with Pomo and Stones choices



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Axwell Releases his solo set from Tomorrowland

If you were at Tomorrowland this year, there’s a good chance that you were witness to Axwell’s set at the Axtone Stage. Fans have been clamoring for the set since July, and now Axwell has released it himself for free to everyone, no labels, no funny business.

Throughout the 73 minute set, Axwell can be heard throwing down classic and modern house tracks, as well as various edits of everything under the sun. We Rave You points out the intro track was Adele’s “Hello” into the booming Axwell tune “Barricade.”

If you would like to download the entire set it can be found in high quality here.

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Remixes come in all shapes and sizes but when it comes to taking on a track from two of the hottest producers in the game right now, you’d better make a “Slam Dunk”, which is just what Meaux Green has accomplished with his latest remix. Its difficult to elaborate on the musical stylings of Valentino Khan and Skrillex’s latest collaboration, but Meaux Green flips the original “Slam Dunk” into a heavy trap heater, chock full of dirty lazers, grinding basses, and pitched vocals reminiscent of DJ Snake or NGHTMRE. A thorough effort and well executed remix without a doubt!

Drop us a comments whether you think the Meaux’s remix is better then the original

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It’s about time, but we’ve finally gotten all the information we need on Zeds Dead’s debut album, Northern Lights. First off, the album will officially release on October 14, with collaborations from Twin Shadow, Diplo, Rivers Cuomo and Pusha T, Dragonette, and more.

Furthermore, Zeds Dead was able to premiere a new track with Pitchfork which you can listen to below. It’s the second collaboration with Twin Shadow on the album, “Stardust,” whom they also collaborated with on the Somewhere Else EP in 2014 on “Lost You.” It is also the opening track on the album.

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Northern Lights:

01 Stardust [ft. Twin Shadow]
02 Zeds Dead and Diplo: Blame [ft. Elliphant]
03 Lights Out [ft. Atlas]
04 Too Young [ft. Rivers Cuomo and Pusha T]
05 DNA [ft. Jadakiss and Styles P]
06 Me No Care
07 Loneliness [ft. Twin Shadow]
08 Zeds Dead and NGHTMRE: Frontlines [ft. GG Magree]
09 Already Gone [ft. Ghetts]
10 Dimemories
11 Where Did That Go
12 Neck and Neck [ft. Dragonette]
13 This Is Me [ft. Lips]
14 Zeds Dead and Charlotte OC: Symphony
15 Slow Down [ft. Jenna Pemkowski]

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Listen To Chainsmokers New Single “All We Know”

The Chainsmokers and Phoebe Ryan, “All We Know,”. The song features some soft acoustic guitar and once again features vocals from The Chainsmokers’ own Drew Taggart.

The Chainsmokers seem to have found their sound, if anything is to be learned about the similarities between this new song and their last #1 hit with Halsey, “Closer.” That line between pop and EDM is clearly established in both tracks with classic verse/chorus/verse structure and a more natural progression than just drop after drop.

One noticeable difference between “All We Know” and “Closer” is that this new song is clearly more mellow and laid back than its predecessor – though that doesn’t really mean much in the long run, fans enamoured with the intensity of “Closer” might find “All We Know” less engaging.

You know know yourself until you listen.

Listen to The Chainsmokers & Phoebe Ryan’s “All We Know”:

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