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The Chainsmokers Ft. Siren – KANYE

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Seriously, catch up people.  If you missed this one, shame on you. <3 Our boys, The Chainsmokers, have been obliterating the scene with hashtags, social movements, and nectar audio that built our favorite memories and revived the party lifestyle.  It’s been quite some time since there was an anthem that voiced our generation, but The Chainsmokers just did it and called it KANYE. <3<3<3!!!

“Really? Our generation???”  Why, yes. We are the “F You” generation. We’ve ALL been inevitably influenced by Kanye, whether we like it or not, and we all are the “king of me ALWAYS.”  The New York-based duo upgraded our social status once again by bringing a liberation anthem of self-awareness and confidence that echoes to all of us.  Impressed yet?  Their versatility is shied only by their consistency.  After seeing these kids kill some bedrooms and dance floors over the past two years, it’s nice to see that the future is still quite bright for The Chainsmokers.  KANYE is the next universally-enlightening step of that development process.  It’s the first breath of fresh air after a show.  It’s the coldest beer in the cooler.  It’s the summer anthem you’ve been searching and waiting for – speaking to the common spirit of our social conscience and of being true to one’s own happiness.

Play this and allow the piano keys to warm up your spirit, while the celestial harmony of Siren heighten your senses with their vocals.  Their enrapturing, awe-inspiring voices ring out a message that sparkles and skates across the bars like little rage-mode Tinkerbells partying on top of a mountain paradise.  As the build draws you up, the beat hammers your brain in funky bobs and weaves with fairy voices encouraging you higher and higher. By the end, you’ll #BELIKE Party Shades: ON, crown-set, straight chillin’ on a cloud.  Why wouldn’t you want to experience this? Yeah… it’s good. <3   |GET IT.



Bebe Rexha – Drinking About You (The Chainsmokers Remix)

artworks-000086515975-211ebf-t500x500The Boys out of NY never cease to impress and amaze my ears.  With the terrifyingly stratospheric success of #SELFIE, the talented progression masters decided to give us the most beautiful drinking song of all time. Bebe Rexha’s intoxicating vocals wrapped in a silky cloud of synths and percussive elements form a package so enticing – it’s hard not to stare, or dance, or just drink something. With masterful melodies that curve along your heartstrings, this production may very well be just what the doctor ordered… for those summer romances.  Love makes the world go round, and The Chainsmokers, once again, have the soundtrack to your emotional victories.  On the real, mark your calendar for August 5th. Done? Word on the street,  their new track known as KANYE will be even better than #SELFIE. OMFG. BUT FIRST, we can’t wait. <3



MONSTER ALERT: Have you heard about Aero Chord?

Rising from the depths of intensity and insanity, the newest talent on the banger side of things is coming up through the ranks and shaking the 2×4′s in our walls.  Whether watching the crowd collectively bow in the awesome sensation of one of his hard-hitting drops, Aero Chord is the development of the future genres.  Encapsulating the best elements of various genres, each massive release has the power and authority to devastate.    Each track pumps adrenaline, and hydration is absolutely required.  After sprinkling nectar on our speakers for months and with some major upcoming releases in the pipeline, Aero Chord is your must-add artist to obsess over and to support repeatedly.  Here are some of our favorites, but you got some studying to do.  I bet your play button will never get this much action.
Game over.

Aero Chord x GAWTBASS – Secret [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Botnek & 3LAU – Vikings (Aero Chord Remix) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Krewella – Live for the Night (Aero Chord Remix) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

The Chainsmokers – #SELFIE (Aero Chord Remix) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Aero Chord - Ctrl Alt Destruction (Original Mix) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs DVBBS & Borgeous – STAMPEDE (Aero Chord Bootleg) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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The Filthiest Blender: The Chainsmokers at Tomorrowworld 2013 [FREE DOWNLOAD]

The world is bright and beautiful when you have a brief taste of what heaven on earth could potentially be like. In a mere 50 minutes, the world stands still and your heart will journey on a quest for love, adventure, and triumph.  With grinding phrases, stunning composition, and elegant drops, this mix is more than a performance.  It’s an emotional outpouring of passion, skill, and love.  Here at Bassmonster, we’ve been advocates of The Chainsmokers since Day 1, and when their live performance (early though it was) blew away the crowd in Georgia, direct sunlight and dehydration had no effect on the lucky.  Take a minute to journey with the New Yorkers as they transform your bedroom and/or car speakers into a mainstage.  As prep for a night out or a soundtrack to the weekend’s festivities, this set stands leagues above the other contenders (yeah, it wasn’t even close).  This week’s filthiest blender goes to The Chainsmokers.  We love them, as should you.  They deserve everything your heart has to offer.  Leave your panties at home, you won’t need them where they’re about to take you.  Now, for the acceptance speech…  GET IT.

Hey Everyone… Thank you so much for making this show the most incredible experience of our lives. To see so many fans we have communicated with over the internet or met at different occasions all up bright and early at 1230 for some Chainsmokers craziness meant everything to us…

We cannot thank you all enough, we don’t look at any of you as fans, but as real friends and cannot express enough how the support you have shown us drives us to be better and keep pushing forward. Its truly the highest honor for us to share our dream with you all. You have made a reality that once seemed impossible more real than most things in our lives…. We love you and the good news is, this is JUST the beginning!

AND Stay tuned we have some big releases coming up!

Fun Facts:
1) Exactly a year ago from this show’s set marked the first Chainsmokers show ever, which was at Terminal 5 with Timeflies.
2) Alex was puking from drinking the night before literally seconds before this show started…
3) When Alex the Parrot (The Subject of a 37 yr old experiment) died, his last words to his caretaker were, “You be Good, I love You”

Tracklist

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Tomorrowworld 2013 Recap

cruisintotwWhere do I begin? In the past 6 months I’ve traveled from Downtown Miami to Upstate New York, and everywhere in between … and the most beautiful music festival I have ever been a part of was just 20 minutes from my studio in Atlanta. My crew would return to Bouckaert Farm, exactly one year after one of the most legendary festivals of 2012, Counterpoint.

We spent most of Thursday morning running around town picking up groceries for the next FIVE DAYS of camping, and we were on the road to Tomorrowworld by 4pm. Parking was super easy. Moving all of our gear to Dreamville was not. The parking lot was absolutely massive, which was expected. The distance from our campsite in Dreamville to the car was at least two miles. Our first trip into Dreamville took two hours. One hour of standing in line and going through security, thirty minutes to our spot in Dreamville, and thirty minutes to set up camp. Zach and I decided to do the smart thing – drink a handle of vodka once we got back to the car and use our newly found super strength to drag a tarp with all of our remaining gear into Dreamville before the sunset. We just wanted to set up camp and party. Let me say that dragging that tarp was the hardest workout that I’ve had since football two-a-days, my senior year in high school. Literally dying. After seeing stars before the sunset, it was time for the festivities to begin. We entered ‘The Gathering’ hosted by Counterpoint within Dreamville to catch massively energetic sets from Mayhem vs. Antiserum, Minnesota, Heroes X Villians, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and GRiZ. Such a great start to the weekend.

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Day 1: The sun shines on Dreamville. Our camp perfect, right in the middle of Dreamville, near the General Store. We were less than 10 feet from the wooden street, repping a Bassmonster.com flag, Dream Team flag, and a ‘My Dad thinks I’m camping’ sign. We had neighbors from Austin, TX, Orlando, FL, and Atlanta. We had a Dreamcatcher totem with a GoPro on it, and I was with some of my best friends. CONFIRMED: This was going to be one hell of a weekend.

We spent Friday morning setting up the finishing touches on camp, linking up with old friends, and taking one more trip to the car to grab our cases of water. Around 4 in the afternoon, rage mode initiated. We found ourselves at Main Stage with DJ Chuckie. Before I go any futher, let me just say that Main Stage was f*cking insane. You could literally stay there from 12pm to 2am (the entire day) and never be disappointed. The amount of raw energy, flawless DJ sets, and stage production, was literally incomparable to any other music festival I have attended. We were in a trance for hours, catching the best sets I have ever heard from Fedde Le Grand, Porter Robinson, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Tiesto. While all of the house music was ‘next-level’ we migrated to the Dim Mak Stage, to catch Dirtyphonics and Borgore. Dirtyphonics LIVE was very impressive and do I even have to introduce Borgore? Let’s just say our Dreamcatcher totem was bouncing so hard that it literally destroyed itself and evolved into a rage stick. Day 1, done.

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Day 2: Zach woke me up sometime around 10am for something that had us salivating for weeks. Our boys and lovers, the Chainsmokers, were the first set of the day at 12:30. Were we front row with a Bassmonster flag and an American flag? Yes. :) Was their set one of the best of the weekend? Yes. :) These boys deserve all the success in the world.

We literally needed a few hours to recover from the most epic wake and bass I have ever experienced, but after a good meal and drink, we wanted more bass. Oh, there’s a stage called ‘All Your Bass Are Belong To Us’? Perfect. Bass Church was hot and grimy, with sets from Figure, Delta Heavy, and Zomboy. Back to mainstage for some Calvin Harris, then to the Fools Gold Clubhouse for RL Grime. I would like to note that I experienced the craziest kind of bliss and euphoria during this set. Around 10:30, with 15 minutes left in his set (which topped his legendary Camp Bisco set), fireworks began going off behind the stage, and lit up the sky as they reflected on the lake behind him as well. This stage was set like an amphitheater, on a slight slant so everyone in the crowd has a great view. He proceeded to drop Flosstradamus’ production ‘Underground Anthem’ and I went absolutely bonkers. In the middle of an amazing crowd, time seemed to stop and the visuals and audio quality made it one of my favorite concert experiences, ever. My mind was literally blown, so of course I swung by main stage to catch a glimpse of Afroki (Afrojack + Steve Aoki) before crashing for the night. The rest of the crew continued raging for AraabMuzik, Rusko, and Excision. Bless their souls. Day 2, success.

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Day 3: Sunday, the grand finale. I had more schedule conflicts than ever, and my whole body was sore.

Did I care? No. :) Did I go straight to the OWSLA Stage? Yes. :)

Kill Paris, KOAN Sound, and Seven Lions set up a pretty good afternoon in my book. As the sun began to set, Main Stage was calling us. Could Nicky Romero and Hardwell top their performances from Ultra earlier this year? It’s debatable, but those are some dirty boys. Bootleg after bootleg and remix after remix, the Tomorrowworld crowd was bouncing the entire time from front row to the back of the hill. There was a definite possibility that my heartrate would be stuck at 128 bpm after their sets, and I was content with my house music fix. I love my crew because we were all on the same page about where we wanted to be for the rest of the night. As tough at it was, not Main Stage, not OWSLA, not Dirty Dutch, and not Q-dance. We’re about that Mad Decent life. All hail Paper Diamond, Dillon Francis, and Diplo. I was very impressed with Paper Diamond, it’s inspiring to see how his style has developed and meshed with his new trap style to create something unique from everyone else in the game. Who did we see next? What’s his name? DJ Hanzel? And where’s his dad? The man, the legend, the animal, and the beast, Dillon Francis is literally at the top of his game, and THE game. I’ll argue that his set at Tomorrowworld might be the best of his career. On top of that, a typical Dillon Francis crowd is just as weird as him, and the stage was in the exact same spot as the Fool’s Gold Clubhouse the night before.

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Dillon is currently working on a new album, and he was literally dropping track after track that I had never heard before and the crowd was loving it. From deep ravey house cuts to trap and moombahton, it was one of the most well rounded sets I have ever heard from any multi-genre DJ. Best part of his set? How about the 10:30 fireworks again during his ‘Bird Machine’ edit. It was absolutely filthy.

At the end of his set, I walked to the back hill to see if I could spot our entire crew since we were scattered throughout the crowd. By some sort of miracle, I did, and we gathered, and we raged, one last time, for the finale of Tomorrowworld, with one of the hardest-working, most-respected DJ’s in the world, Diplo. This man has so many bangers in his back pocket, I can’t even begin to critique his set. Who am I to judge Diplo? The man is in the Guinness Book of World Records for the World’s Largest Twerk Wall. All I know is that I was smiling during the entire set, and just had one of the best weekends of my entire life. Take me back.

Top 3 Best Memories at TW:

1. Front row for The Chainsmokers set, wasted at 12:30 in the afternoon, and them closing out their set with ‘Disclosure – You & Me (Flume Remix) (Chainsmokers Edit)

2. Dillon Francis dropping ‘DJ Snake – Bird Machine’ and ‘Terio -Ooo Kill Em (CAKED UP Remix)’ with fireworks in the background

3. RL Grime dropping ‘Flosstradamus – Underground Anthem’ with fireworks in the background

Favorite Sets:

Smallpools – Dreaming (The Chainsmokers Remix) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

These guys are seriously one of the hottest production talents in North America right now.  Hailing from NYC, these dudes know how to blend euphoria and bass almost as good as when EDM found Molly and all her tricky *****es.  With a mixture of percussive island instruments hammering through a progressive rise and fall, this is yet another acoustic treat from the boys from the Island.  Just read what they have to say about their own music, they basically do my job for me.  Plus, it gives you a clearer idea of the intelligence behind such sonic nectar.  GET IT.

So its really great when coincidences and fate find each other, because that is what happened… We absolutely were in love with this summer anthem by smallpools, it reeked of fresh cut grass and the afternoon sun… So when their ppl reached out to us about doing a remix it was the easiest decision ever. We can’t say it wasn’t a challenge though with such a strong vocal, but we really wanted to pin it up against the classic ‘house music pluck’ we have been hearing so much of, but use it in a vain that felt a bit different but still large, but finding that union was tough in the sense the two had to warm up to each other rather than clash… but in the end we think we found this great atmosphere for the song to exist.

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ASTR – Operate (The Chainsmokers Remix) [FREE DL]

We love The Chainsmokers, and it’s about damn time you do, too.  Every single release from them has broadened our minds and opened our hearts to the beautiful, transcendent side of EDM.  With yet another masterpiece of playful and surreal melodies under their belts, it seems like these guys are poised to explode.  It’d be smart for you to jump on the bandwagon immediately.  Why do we love them so much, you say?  Well, because of this:

“FREE DOWNLOAD – You know, Kanye & Kim just had their baby and the Dow is above 15000, life is good, right… lets not worry about the little things, like the fact Justin Bieber tweets ‘yay’ and it gets 250,000 retweets, or that Leonardo DiCaprio and RPatt hang out together, whatever… We give songs away, lets see them do that…

[...] This is really simple, we heard the original song ‘Operate’ by ASTR and it was on repeat for a LONG time, its a beautifuly sung and composed song… it just has so much character… Its like a stripper made of gold that stole your heart and actually gave you her real number. So when we began remixing it, we honestly didn’t exactly know where we wanted to go with this track at first, but as soon as we got started it just poured out with this very solom melody, that doesn’t betray the song and its sex but give it this mellow added bounce, it was a perfect double up…”

Yup. <3 Download

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Say Lou Lou – Julian (The Chainsmokers Remix)

So, it begins…with a horn calling you somewhere deep within the woods.  You travel over rocks, river banks, and tree roots, captivated by the siren’s call of a percussion instrument that sings.  Your friends appear at your side, smiles emblazoned on their faces, and the sky transitions from near-white blue into deep hues of scarlet, auburn, indigo, and lilac, as the sun begins to set.  Emotions rise, and sensations peak, as the bass exclaims a moving beat throughout this progressive composition, highlighting the indie pop vocals of Say Lou Lou for all those gathered.  As the stars begin to appear, the forest erupts with light and sound, arresting all thought within this magnificence of happiness.  As arguably their best track so far, The Chainsmokers expertly combine feel-good with indie progressive in a popsicle-melter that you can’t help but feel guilty for enjoying.  It may be offered as a FREE DL, but this is definitely worth a fortune in all currencies. ♥

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Phoenix – Trying To Be Cool (The Chainsmokers Remix)

Freedom. Like butterflies, your heart wants to be unleashed. Allow the passion of happiness to captivate all your mental facilities. From The Chainsmokers, they nail yet another release that propagates positive energy into the universe. Although Phoenix’s vocals are universally pleasant, the production has the nudisco feel that brings the good to summer. This is peach tea. The composition is tart, sweet, and refreshing. Grab your shades, as the sun is shining loudly on this one.

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Little Daylight – Overdose (The Chainsmokers Remix)

There are very few gems out there like this one.  As this is spiritual as moving, this track is poetic justice in wave form.  We gave made love to The Chainsmokers on their last submission, and this time, we came across another gem as we did our research.  It was too good not to feature separately.  Taking the happier beauty of the original and inserting progressive melodies of bliss, this remix is unreal.  Take a moment to appreciate the little things, like finding this blog, reading this gem, and being in a great mood for the day.

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Two Door Cinema Club – Sleep Alone (The Chainsmokers Remix)

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have for you our first featured artist from the submissions page.  As it pays off to be persistent and share your hard work with others (especially us), this track was a true gift for Bassmonster.com to receive.  In two very different remixes, we have something that will stimulate your deep-seated hunger for nostalgic euphoria.  Their Two Door Cinema Club remix of “Sleep Alone” is a big room, hand-clapping strut fest of warm bodies under a starry sky.  Like the theme from a romantic comedy, you’ll hate how much you love this track (and trust us, loving it is the right decision).  Then, by unleashing heaven on vinyl, their rendition of Daughter’s “Medicine” is a progressive fantasy world of starbursts in a midnight/royal blue sky and purple daisy meadows over kelly green rolling hills.  As the bass will grind against your “patience” bone as the synths float through your diaphram into your lungs, your breath will feel alight with cool flame, and the moving melodic phrases surround Daughter’s vocals, transforming the collective into a state of ethereal grace.  As the build culminates in a tear-instigating drop, happy memories, joyful moments, and laughter will envelope you in a cloud of love and happiness.  Music?  This is so much more than that.  Squad, introducing The Chainsmokers.

Daughter – Medicine (The Chainsmokers Remix)

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