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Watch Ultra Music Festival Live On YouTube!

YouTube is doing us all a favor and saving us the money, and time by streaming the Ultra Music Festival live on their website! With a star studded line up of DJs and artists: Above & Beyond, Afrojack, David Guetta, Fat Boy Slim, Avicii, Knife Party, Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, etc… you might not want to miss this! Stream it live here!

Updated Last-Minute EDM Gift Guide Now On Pinterest!

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A simple statement that means so, so much. Perfect for any fan of the rave scene, this shirt gets the message across in a tasteful, fashionable way!

Stuck in the last-minute holiday gift crunch? Radikal Records has your back. Check out our “EDM Gift Guide” for some fantastic ideas on what to get the EDM lover in your life this holiday season! You can check out the rest of our Pinterest boards here!

EDM Moments in 2012

As the year end approaches we think it is appropriate to share what we have found. EDM Sauce recently posted what they thought were the top ten best moments in EDM this past year. We at Radikal couldn’t agree more, so we picked a few of our favorites to share with you.

Ellie Goulding and Skrillex breaking up had to be one of the most disappointing pieces of EDM news. I think everyone had high hopes for this absolutely adorable couple. Maybe one day they’ll find their ways back to each other.

Rusko Releasing his music for free on his website. Let’s hope more EDM artists get angry and give us free music! You can get his free EP “KAPOW” by paying with a tweet or facebook post or by joining his mailing list. If you want, you can buy it on iTunes with money instead… but why would you do that?

EDC Las Vegas sold out this past summer and had a record breaking 320,000 attendees. This was such big news because it was the biggest festival ever in the history of Electronic Dance Music. In fact the dates have already been set for 2013’s Las Vegas Electric Daisy Carnival!

Deadmau5 randomly found vocals to his song “The Veldt” thanks to today’s social media. Joel Zimmerman created the song during a 22-hour live streaming session and was inspired by the short story “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury. Chris James reached out to Deadmau5 with his own lyrics that captured the essence of the short story and Zimmerman loved it. The song was officially released June 24, 2012 and the rest is history.

MTV’s VMA’s finally has an electronic dance music category! Enough said!

Swedish House Mafia announced on June 24, 2012 that their next tour will be their last. “One Last Tour” is going on now. You still have a chance to see them live!

Can you think of any better moments that happened for EDM in 2012? Let us know!

Swedish House Mafia Announces “Black Tie Rave” For Hurricane Sandy

Swedish House Mafia has added one more show to their New York City dates for Sandy Relief. The “Black Tie Rave” will take place at New York City’s esteemed Hammerstein Ballroom, with all proceeds going to Hurricane Sandy Relief through the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Tickets are being auctioned off this coming Friday, December 14th, starting at $100 for the February 28th performance, so start saving your money now for a sure to be incredible show!

Al Walser, Officially Famous?

Have you heard of Al Walser? No? If you have it’s probably because he’s been all over the music blogs since he was nominated for a Grammy. In fact we posted about him last week. Here is a little overview and update so far.

His song, “I Can’t Live Without You” was nominated for “Best Dance Music Recording” alongside artists like Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii and Calvin Harris. The world of music blogs is in a sort of shock and awe over this extremely random nomination.

Yahoo music refers to the song as “an effort that’s not quite Rebecca Black-level terrible, but pretty close in terms of, well, not exactly making the professional grade.” House.net stated, “Certainly, it is difficult to believe that Al Walser’s single was legitimately nominated for the award in question, particularly when one actually listens to it.”

It’s hard not to feel embarrassed for Al Walser because this song is so bad! So bad in fact, we have to share it with you, again!

Here is the additional information. Strangely enough, there is also a video on YouTube of Deadmau5’s Joel Zimmerman reacting to Al Walser’s nomination that was posted under the user name “Al Walser.” It’s hard to tell if Zimmerman is angry, sarcastic or actually doesn’t care at all. Check it out for yourself.

As they say, any publicity is good publicity, what do you think?

Was Al Walser Able To Fix The Grammys?

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When this year’s “Best Dance Record” Grammy nominees were announced, nothing seemed too out of place at first. The contenders were all big-name stars such as Avicii, Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia, and Calvin Harris. All of them have countless fans, millions of YouTube hits, and hundreds of sold-out tours. So when the completely unknown (and, in our humble opinion, not good,) DJ Al Walser suddenly popped up on the ballot, more than a few eyebrows were raised.

The track in question, titled, “I Can’t Live Without You,” is a corny dance catastrophe that at the time of nomination, only had 20 views on YouTube, while Al Walser had less than 1,500 FaceBook fans. So just how does something like this happen? Nobody seems to know! It seems that no matter how impossible it may sound, Walser has actually managed to fix the Grammys. We’ll be bringing you additional details as soon as more information is released, until then, check out “I Can’t Live Without You,” if you dare.

Three People Stabbed At Swedish House Mafia Show

Three people were stabbed at the Swedish House Mafia show in Milton Keynes. This comes after just a week when 9 people were stabbed at their show in Dublin, Ireland.

According to NME, two 23 year old men and one 24 year old man were involved in the attacks.

Detective Chief Inspector Justin Fletcher said: “This appears to have been an isolated incident, and overall we are very pleased with how the event passed off, but we would like to trace the person responsible for this assault.”

Refune Radio Episode #004: Sebastian Ingrosso

Sebastian Ingrosso‘s Refune Radio returns with its fourth installment of murderous dance floor killers.This electronic eargasm features explosive releases from Dirty South, Dyro, Qulinez, and Porter Robinson. Listen as Ingrosso discuses his admiration for Deniz Koyu, one of his favorite producers. Ingrosso praises Koyu‘s ability to produce songs with, “Good vibe(s) and groovy stuff, not just jumping up and down with your hand in the air.”

Tune in as Ingrosso takes you on a ride through the top tracks from around the world.  You can download and subscribe to Refune Radio on iTunes!

Track List:

01. Henrik B feat. Rudy – Leave A Light On (NO_ID Remix) [Axtone]
02. David Guetta & Nicky Romero – Metropolis [Jack Back] w/ Bingo Players – L’Amour [Hysteria] (Alesso Bootleg)
03. Deniz Koyu – Bong [Refune]
04. Miike Snow – Devil’s Work (Dirty South Remix) [Phazing]
05. Buy Now – For Sale [Superstar]
06. Qulinez – Troll (Original Mix vs. Sick Individuals Remix) [Size]
07. Dyro & Jacob van Hage – EMP [Smash The House] (Sebastian Ingrosso ‘New York’ Bootleg)
08. Nari & Milani – Atom [Size] w/ Leave The World Behind (Acappella) [Axtone] (Steve Angello Cut)
09. Pryda – Allein [Virgin]
10. Alesso feat. Matthew Koma – Years (Vocal Mix) [Refune]
11. Porter Robinson – Language [Big Beat]
12. Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound [EMI]

Go Behind The Scenes With Thomas Gold

Thomas Gold is in Los Angeles preparing to unleash his first Axtone compilation, an impressive selection of progressive hits with special guests Laidback Luke, Steve Aoki, David Guetta, and Axwell himself. Although it was difficult for Gold’s management to clear his remixes of Judas and Set Fire To The Rain, the monumental singles made the cut. Other noteworthy tunes on this compilation include Gold’s latest Axtone release, Sing2Me and his spectacular remix of Miike Snow‘s “The Wave”.

Check out this intimate behind-the-scenes look into the compilation’s recording where Gold explains, “I want to take the listener on a special journey. I’m starting off with some special intros and it goes into a groovy mix, very punchy, energetic, [and] uplifting.”

Axtone Presents Thomas Gold will be available on Itunes May 28th and you can pre-order the compilation now!

Swedish House Mafia To Collaborate With Skrillex And Ellie Goulding

Today Billboard announced that Swedish House Mafia has a collaboration in the works with 2011 Grammy Winner Skrillex and his EDM vocalist girlfriend, Ellie Goulding. SHM’s Sebastian Ingrosso added, “Ellie and Skrillex came in 30 minutes late, and we had already started with a melody. Skrillex freaked out, he loved it, and after a few hours we wrote the song.”

The session was orchestrated by Dave Rene, head of A&R at Interscope Records. It was Rene who reached out to OneRepulic’s Ryan Tedder to do the vocal remix of the Swedish House Mafia’s hit single “Calling (Losing My Mind).” Now an EDM matchmaker of sorts, Rene has done it again with an all-star collaboration that will surely result in a chart topping smash.

The release date and and album and destination is yet to be determined. ” It is unknown when or wear the release will show up, “I think it’s going to be for [Ellie's] album, but in this business you don’t know until you see it on iTunes”, Ingrosso predicts.

Let’s hope the release lives up to the buzz!