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Boombox Cartel Throws Down With Epic Dia de los Muertos Mix

We’ve already seen a dozen or more Halloween mixes flood Soundcloud this past week, but few DJs can appropriately lay claim to a Dia de los Muertos mix, one of them being Boombox Cartel.


The duo of Americo Garcia and Jorge Medina have done it once again as they dive headfirst into the fourth iteration of their yearly DDLM mix. Though it obviously shared similarities with any other Halloween mix, it has that certain je ne sais quois that only Boombox can bring to the table.

With a little over 45 tracks, including IDs from Boombox and others, over the course of 55 minutes, this is up there for one of our favorite spooky mixes of the year.

Check out the tracklist here, catch Boombox Cartel on the road, and listen to the mix below!

 

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The Best DJ Costumes From Halloween 2019

Halloween is one of the biggest holidays in America as families, adults, and children go out and have fun dressed up in a myriad assortment of characters. It’s no different for DJs and musicians, who find themselves in front of hundreds to tens of thousands of fans on Halloween each year.


This year, everyone from Dillon Francis to Rezz to Ekali dressed up and took advantage of the holiday spirit to keep themselves and the fans entertained. Check out some of our favorite DJ costumes below!

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Zeds Dead Drop New Deadbeats Radio Mix For Halloween

Zeds Dead Drop New Deadbeats Radio Mix For Halloween

Entering late into the Halloween mix race is Zeds Dead! One of my first times seeing the Canadian duo was at HARD Day of the Dead 2013 when they played atop a massive haunted house, so I have no doubt they can throw down a spooky mix along with the best of em. Thankfully, I didn’t have to listen very long to have my suspicions confirmed.


This is easily one of the spookiest mixes of the holiday, with “Monster Mash,” “Devil’s Den,” a “Thriller” mash up, the duo’s own “The Twilight Zone,” and more, including 1788-L’s new remix of the Halloween theme song. Track selection is only a part of the game when it comes to presenting a certain vibe within a mix, but Zeds Dead have it down to a science.

Check out the full mix below!

Tracklist:
Stranger Things – Main Theme (JACKNIFE Bootleg)
Rezz & Malaa – Criminals
Zeds Dead – Demons
Bobby Pickett & The Crypt Kickers – Monster Mash
deadmau5 – Ghosts N Stuff
Skrillex – Devil’s Den (Jack U VIP Edit)
Cirez D vs Michael Jackson – Ruby Thriller (Daniel Bailey Mash Up)
Farkas – Harmess
Zeds Dead – The Twilight Zone
Crankdat – Phantom Cry
Cookie Monsta – THEM
Michael Myers – Halloween Theme (1788-L Remix)
Figure – Riddim of the Living Dead (ft. Point Blank(
Liquid Stranger & Ganja White Knight – Jungle Juice
Skream – Filth
Infekt – Fearless
Liquid Stranger & Shlump – Creature
Lost – The Dead

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Axwell Drops Fiery New Remix For Halsey’s “Graveyard”

Axwell brings a different kind of Halloween vibe this year with his new remix of “Graveyard” by Halsey.


This combo isn’t a total surprise, but it’s still somewhat unexpected. Axwell teased an unnamed remix a little over a week ago and dropped this one on fans today. Not only are Halsey’s vocals pitched down for a bit of a darker vibe, the entire vibe of the song is thoroughly reimagined.

The original “Graveyard” was as close to a singer/songwriter masterclass as you get, with acoustic guitar, soft electronic pads, and Halsey’s enchanting vocals. As soon as Axwell got his hands on it, the electronic aspect was pushed to its limits with the Swedish house star at the helm. Vocals were chopped and screwed and the quaint songwriting and composition was replaced with a dirty bassline fit for dark clubs at 3am.

Check out the remix below, and catch Halsey on tour here.

 

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Martin Garrix Drops Strangely Pleasant Song “Used To Love” For Halloween

Everyone today is dropping spooky tracks or mixes in celebration of Halloween — except for Martin Garrix. Honestly, it’s hard to tell if there’s a spooky bone in the wholesome Dutch boy’s body, and his new song with Dean Lewis, “Used To Love,” reinforces the suspicion that there isn’t.


“Used To Love” is the usual Garrix fare, with some quaint vocal chops in the drop and an non-intrusive melody. Lewis’ voice never really stands out from the production, which itself never really reaches any sort of crescendo. It’s a lot like his songs “No Sleep” with BONN or “There for You” with Troye Sivan, showing off a more mellow side to his sound, rather than the firework-inducing main stage bangers most people know him for.

Check out “Used To Love” from Martin Garrix and Dean Lewis below, out now on STMPD RCRDS. Catch Martin Garrix on tour here.

 

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Your EDM Premiere: WENZDAY Drops Halloween Party Starter "Disko Dancing" [LISTEN]

Your EDM Premiere: WENZDAY Drops Halloween Party Starter “Disko Dancing” [LISTEN]

One of our go-to favorite producers, WENZDAY just hit us with another driving house record worth screaming over!


She’s been dropping clues all month long, hinting at new music and a Halloween-themed release. Finally, “Disko Dancing” has arrived and it’s the life of the party! Whatever function you’re heading out to tonight, this is the track to get it started.

“Disko Dancing” is a touch sinister, with gripping energy and bone-shaking bass. Squeaky clean sound design and tight percussion pack the punch as the rhythm takes over. Grab your devil horns and hit the dance floor pronto.

This track marks the first off WENZDAY’s Demons Dancing EP, forthcoming on 40oz Cult. Check back here for another premiere soon (hint hint).

If you’re not “Disko Dancing” this Halloween then you’re not doing it right. Listen and link up with WENZDAY below!

WENZDAY – Disko Dancing

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Check Out All These Halloween Mixes From 2019 To Get You In The Spooky Spirit

Check Out All These Halloween Mixes From 2019 To Get You In The Spooky Spirit

Nothing gets us in the Halloween spirit better than a good mix. Just in time for the prime of spooky season, we’re being treated to tons of them from DJ/producers inspired by thrills and chills.


Deadbeats has its very own Halloween mix series featuring Klutch, Blunts & Blondes, Blanke, Vampa, Ducky, and Sippy, with more on the way. With each mini-mix running approximately 15 minutes, you can get a taste for all of these artists quickly.

In addition, Peekaboo, Tynan, Lane 8, 3LAU and more have standalone mixes featuring an assortment of styles that will have you screaming.

And of course, the king of Halloween mixes, RL Grime

Listen below and let us know your favorites!

Halloween 2019 Mixes

Peekaboo

RL Grime

Tynan

Klutch

Blunts & Blondes

Blanke

Vampa

Ducky

Sippy

Lane 8

3LAU

GG Magree

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1788-L Transforms The Classic "Halloween" Theme Into A Terrifying Banger

1788-L Transforms The Classic “Halloween” Theme Into A Terrifying Banger

Halloween is officially here, and that means loads of artists are dropping new music. However, right now, we turn our attention to the mysterious 1788-L who’s just unleashed a terrifying new remix of the classic “Halloween” theme.


Be warned, this song is not for the faint of heart, nor the light of foot. This ferociously off-kilter remix comes at your from a wild assortment of angles, hitting hard and fast, backing away, and coming in again swiftly for the kill. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who’s able to keep their rhythm when this one drops, but sure enough you’ll find plenty who are throwing their necks out.

Check out the remix below.

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Lane 8 Drops Enthralling 2-Hour Spooky House Mix For Halloween

Lane 8 Drops Enthralling 2-Hour Spooky House Mix For Halloween

Halloween can manifest itself in a lot of different ways. You could find joy in giving others candy when they come to your door, you can dress up and go out partying, or you could turn your porch lights off and enjoy the fact that your roommates are out of the house for the night and cozy up with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa…


In the same way, Halloween can present itself differently in music. We’ve already seen dozens of bass music mixes come out to celebrate the horror filled nights, with one of the biggest still on its way, but how about house?

The groovy genre doesn’t typically have that sort of growling, impending-doom type of sound to it, so how do you make it spooky? You up the suspense, the darkness, the looming sense of unease. It’s not an easy task by any means, but Lane 8 accomplishes the task spectacularly.

While two hours for a mix might seem like a hefty task, as well, á la BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix, Lane 8 goes beyond that for 140 minutes of groovy, dark, foreboding house that flows like a demon into the night. Even listening to it in the morning will give you a bit of a boost going into the day. Listening at night, well… that’s another story entirely.

Check out Lane 8’s Halloween 2019 mixtape below, and buy tickets to see him live on tour here.

 

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Power Glove Channels Classic Horror Films In New Retro Halloween EP, "Throwback"

Power Glove Channels Classic Horror Films In New Retro Halloween EP, “Throwback”

Some days, you just feel like retreating to the 1980s in a horror film and living out the rest of your days while pounding electronic music follows you around like a theme song as you wonder where you’ve gone wrong in your life until you realize that it’s just Power Glove and… holy hell, what just happened? Did I black out?


Nope! It’s just the new EP from Power Glove called Throwback, filled with five horror-themed synthwave anthems that are sure to excite as much as terrify.

Pulsing bass and sonorous organ notes fill the sonic space as Power Glove transports you to a, perhaps, simpler time when horror films were less about CGI and more about encountering the deep unknown. Let Throwback entice you and lead you into a realm when nothing is safe and everything is out to get you.

Listen below.

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RL Grime's Halloween 8 Trailer Will Seriously Give You The Creeps [WATCH]

RL Grime’s Halloween 8 Trailer Will Seriously Give You The Creeps [WATCH]

Brace yourselves, because Halloween 8 is coming…


RL Grime just shared perhaps the spookiest trailer we’ve ever seen, signaling the drop of his highly anticipated annual mix. Dark imagery and expert suspense take hold in the video below, offering just enough of an audible preview to leave us shook to our core.

RL Grime, in association with Sable Valley Records, presents Halloween 8. Coming October 31st. Watch below and check back here on Thursday to hear the full mix!

Coming up, RL Grime plays Escape: Psycho Circus, Haunted Fest, and more. Get tickets here.

MORE: All of RL Grime’s Halloween Mixes, Ranked

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