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Ok, so it has a been a f*%king long time since I posted anything so I'm gonna change things around a little by talking as little as possible and getting you the most musik I can. Here are some sweet remixes I found on a new favorite site of mine (respekt to We got rap, hip hop, blues and rock:

Ashwan - Summer (Bootleg Remix)

Chino - Chino's Chucks

Deutscheunschuld - Material Girl (DU Remix)

MC Jack in the Box - Brad and Chuck

MC Jack in the Box - Bring the Music Back 

MC Jack in the Box - Crazy Love

Mickey Jello - Paparazzi

Rythm Scholar - Funk Hustler

Tengiz - No Meaning No

Wade - Gold Teeth

Also, to top it all off, let's get a little more mainstream. Here's a song that's been playing a lot on the radio that I found hilarious (you've probably already heard it.. Asians rapping to a club beat.... its actually not that bad.

Far East Movement - Like A G6 ft. The Cataracs

Man I want a Gulfstream! GRRRrrr!

 Enjoy it, i will!

Remnants of the Zoo


Loud music always sounds better, that is why live shows are so popular. If you are someone who failed to attend Electric Zoo 2010, here is a chance to redeem yourself. On October the 10th, Montreal will welcome many popular DJs for the 20th anniversary of the Black & Blue festival. To name a few, Mark Anthony, Chus & Ceballos, Aly & Fila and Gareth Emery will be in attendance. This event is sure to attract a large crowd, so buy your tickets ASAP. Click here for more info on Black & Blue 2010.

The Saturday following this massive event will take place at the Telus Theater on St-Denis. With a new name and new member, this year's Bloody Beetroots have somewhat revamped their music as they attempt to recover from a quiet 2010. In my opinion, the trio has become too mainstream and my appeal for them has steadily decreased ever since "Romborama" was leaked weeks before its planned release. And besides, 35$ for a 2 hour set? Nevertheless, this track is pretty decent. For the purpose of this tour, they have named themselves Death Crew 77 and have welcomed a drummer, Edward Grinch.

The Bloody Beetroots - Death Crew 77 - Domino

Montreal will also receive a visit from Laidback Luke on the very next night. Performing at club Muzique on St-Laurent for the modest sum of 10$, attendees are certain to hear some of his latest and most popular house tracks like his remix of Wynter Gordon's "Dirty Talk" and "Till Tonight", his collaboration with vocalist Jonathan Mendelsohn. Apparently, Laidback and Mendelsohn developed quite a rapport while producing this tune. In fact, during Luke's set at Electric Zoo, Mendelsohn made a surprise appearance and added some live vocals to their track. More info about the show here.Wynter Gordon - Dirty Talk (Laidback Luke Remix)
Laidback Luke ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn - Till Tonight (Original Mix)

Shortly after, on October the 22nd, the Swedish House Mafia will be releasing an album named "Until One." This work will also serve as the soundtrack to their upcoming film which carries the same name and documents the trio's biggest moments as producers. The featured tracks range from old to new, aggressive to soothing, yet all stick to the distinct SHM sound. Here is the track listing.
1. Swedish House Mafia vs Tinie Tempah - Miami 2 Ibiza (Album Version)
2. Swedish House Mafia - Miami 2 Ibiza (Instrumental)
3. Sander van Doorn - Reach Out
The Source ft. Candi Staton - You Got the Love (Acapella)
4. Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello & Laidback Luke ft. Deborah Cox - Leave the World Behind
5. Axwell - Nothing But Love (Remode)
6. Steve Angello & AN21 - Valedja
7. TV Rock - In the Air (Axwell Remix)
8. Sebastian Ingrosso - Kidsos
Justice vs Simian - We Are Your Friends (Acapella)
9. Prok & Fitch pres. Nanchang Nancy (Axwell & Daddy's Groove Remix)
10. Steve Angello - Tivoli
Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream
11. Benny Benassi pres. The Biz - Satisfaction
12. Steve Angello & Laidback Luke ft. Robin S - Show Me Love
13. Steve Angello - KNAS
14. Sebastian Ingrosso & Dirty South - Meich
Coldplay - Clocks
15. David Guetta ft. Sebastian Ingrosso, Dirty South & Julie McKnight - How Soon is Now (Main Mix)
16. AN 21 & Max Vangeli - Swedish Beauty
Louie Vega & Jay 'Sinister' Sealee staring Julie McKnight - Diamond Life (Acapella)
17. Supermode - Tell Me Why
18. Adrian Lux - Teenage Crime (Axwell & Henrik B Remode)
19. Steve Angello - Monday
20. Miike Snow - Silvia (Sebastian Ingrosso & Dirty South Remix)
21. Axwell - I Found You (Remode)
22. Daft Punk - One More Time
23. Swedish House Mafia - One
24. Swedish House Mafia ft. Pharell - One (Your Name)

Here is Swedish House Mafia's newest track with vocals from Tinie Tempah.

Swedish House Mafia vs Tinie Tempah - Miami 2 Ibiza

Just a small side-note before I continue; all the most played tracks at Electric Zoo, "One" (I heard 8 times), "Conscindo" (5), "KNAS" (4) and "Empire (Kyau & Albert Remix)" (4) have all been posted on The Hawt, before or shortly after their release dates. I don't mean to brag, but I actually predicted One's success in a post towards the start of summer (Proof). Just goes to show you that we, the writers, are very reliable in providing you with the best new tracks from the electronic music world. So spread the word, tell your friends about The Hawt!

Next up, I've got the latest track from Michael Woods. Unlike the Bloody Beetroots, his tunes have been getting progressively better. This song is great, my favorite from him so far. Enjoy.

Michael Woods - Dynamik (Original Mix)

So there was this song, played towards the beginning of Above & Beyond's Electric Zoo set, that I vividly remember as being one of my favorites of the festival. I asked many people surrounding me if they knew the name of the tune, some guy told me it was a Kaskade remix, another told me it was a new Deadmau5 track. Upon our return to Canada, this track drove me crazy. I searched, raided the blogs, conversed on forums and sifted through many episodes of TATW. Enter Ellis, connoisseur of the trance music, locker of the hotel room, who correctly identified the masked marvel. The artists responsible are all great and have never produced a bad song. I LOVE this track, it is absolutely amazing.

Rank 1, Nic Chagall & Wippenberg - 100 (Original Mix)

This next guy is relatively unknown. Porter Robinson is an 18 year old from North Carolina who went from nobody to somebody overnight. His first ever release, "Say My Name", hit the top of the Beatport ElectroHouse chart. The song is really great, pulling trends from Electro, Progressive House, Trance and Dubstep. Check out his interview with Gotta Dance Dirty here.

Porter Robinson - Say My Name (Original Mix)

Last, but not least, check out this rip-off of Some Chords. I'm not posting this song because I think its good, but solely because it truly sounds like it was stolen from Deadmau5.

Spencer & Hill - Sunbeam (Original Mix)

I Wanna Go High…


We’d been talking about it for weeks now and finally, last weekend, we went to New York for the Electric Zoo festival that took place on Saturday and Sunday. I know its a bit late, one week that is, but i got lazy. Just to put you guys in context, it was from 11am to 11pm on both days, with four stages and (usually) all of them jam packed and it was non-stop craziness. The weekend started on a great foot when Justin decided to bet with me that we could not get from Montreal to New York on one tank of gas. It took some insanely good driving on my part, some drafting behind trucks for extended periods of time and putting the car on neutral while going downhill but at the end, with the tank empty and Justin begging me to exit and put gas before we ran out, we made it safely to the hotel. But anyways, enough laughing at Justin for the time being and here’s a list of the Djs we saw and a couple of their tracks.

 Day 1

Glenn Morisson

First Dj of the weekend and he was pretty good. Got to give him credit, although the crowd was pretty at the start because it just opened, the guy was having fun nonetheless.

Contact (Deadmau5 Remix) – Glenn Morrison

Gareth Emery


It was only our second set of the day but it was without a doubt one of the best of the whole festival.

The Island Part 1 (Dawn) – Pendulum

On a Metropolis Day (Myon & Shane 54 Mashup) – Gareth Emery vs Oceanlab (REPOST)

He’s probably my favourite producer at the moment and it can only get better with his new album upcoming. Don’t forget to check out his single Sanctuary from Justin’s last post.

Markus Schulz

It was my second time seeing him although the first time was cut short by boring friends at Bal en Blanc and i must say there is a reason he is  in the Top Ten of Dj Mag. 


Rain – Markus Schulz (REPOST)

Perception (feat. Justine Suissa) – Markus Schulz (REPOST)

Mainstage – W&W (REPOST)

Yeah yeah, a lot of reposting but they’re sick tracks, trust me. Once I get the live set I promise to make the most of it.

Fake Blood

I was pussy last time he dropped by Montreal and to be honest it’s a shame I missed him

Stuck on Repeat (Fake Blood Remix) – Little Boots


Anyone order a bass Panini?

Lick the Lizard – Reso & Rusko (sorry for guys talking, its the only version of the song that I know of).

Massive. Played a lot of reworks of his classics, so much fun. Actually got to fight until I got to the front and it was worth all the fighting.

Benny Benassi

What to say about Benny? Probably the only disappointing set on the weekend. In his defence, there were technical difficulties during his set but when he came to drop Spaceship (his track of the summer) he got on to the table and pumped up the crowd just to mix out of it. Disrespectful. Table mounting should not be used except for awesome drops.

Spaceship (feat. Kelis & Apl de Ap) – Benny Benassi

Don’t like his sound usually but this track is addictive.


Ok so I never really listened to Axwell before and lord was I wrong. Here’s one of my favourite tracks of the moment.

Teenage Crime (Axwell & Henrick B Remode) – Adrian Lux

Alright so basically we have no choice but to repost this but this song song was played 7 times : Dirty South, Markus Schulz, Axwell (twice), Armin and I’ve forgotten all the rest because seriously everyone played it, EVERYONE.

One – Swedish House Mafia (REPOST)

Oh by the way, here’s Justin going crazy:20100904_IMG_1868

Day 2

D. Ramirez

The first Dj really worth mentioning and probably the only one who has a haircut that can rival with Rusko’s, which one is worst I really can’t decide.

System (Deadmau5 Remix) – D. Ramirez & Mark Knight

Cosmic Gate

Yeah we went to see them again, and like usual they were beasts.

Not Enough Time (feat. Emma Hewitt) – Cosmic Gate

Man On the Run (Nic Chagall Remix) – Dash Berlin


Pleasantly surprised by his set, unfortunately I didn’t stay the whole time because there was a great vegan restaurant and I was hungry. 

New New (Avicii Remix) –Bob Sinclar

And obviously he played Bromance and the crowd went absolutely nuts.

Bromance (Avicii Remix) – Tim Berg (REPOST)

Above and Beyond

They probably had the bet set of the weekend. They just had so much fun and were incredible. At some point Paavo would write messages to the crowd on his Mac, energy was just insane.

above and beyond_ezny

This track is my favourite at the moment, its off of Super8 & Tab’s new album and there’s a couple of remixes but here’s my personal favourite.

Empire (Kyau & Albert Remix) – Super8 & Tab

Sander Van Doorn

Just like Bal en Blanc he was totally awesome. At some points, these two guys were going to leave but i convinced them to stay because they should not miss out and they thanked me after, that’s right.

Hymn 2.0 – Sander van Doorn pres. Purple Haze

Major Lazer / Diplo

So Diplo tried to slip a fast one past everyone. As you probably know, he is part of Major Lazer. Well turns out, the guy we saw at Osheaga and Electric Zoo was only him and we saw him later again as Diplo the next day. Pretty baller.

Wolfgang Gartner

Probably one of the most entertaining Djs there, his set was just sick. Really. Three turntables, one mixboard and a lot of awesomeness.

Conscindo – Wolfgang Gartner & Mark Knight (REPOST)

Armin Van Buuren

What so say, what to say? Nothing much other than it was crazy. The crowd was completely insane and there’s a reason why he’s # 1 in the world. It definitely was not the best set of the weekend, but the ambiance was totally different from all the others (Oh and he knows how to do a succesfull table mount).


Mirage – Armin van Buuren

So that was basically our awesome weekend, if i had to get two lessons out of it they would probably to never trust Justin with directions and also never to lock him out of a hotel room when he’s only in his boxers and a towel, turns out he gets really pissed…