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Genres Are Dead! Meet The Team Of R3GMA

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R3GMA
, the record label and lifestyle brand with headquarters in Mexico City and Los Angeles, originallystarted as a rebellious artist’s collective. Fast forward a few years, it has quickly grown into a successful entertainment company at the forefront of the EDM wave in Mexico and Latin America. Leading this band (group) of rebel musicians are Mikeldi and Lion a.k.a BUZZWAK. The label’s mission is to defy genres with a roster full of national and international heavyweights such as Culprate, Access Denied, ill-Esha, Hirshee, Ninja Kore, Nanoo, Standard & Push, Silverfox, Beatman & Ludmilla, among many more.

As a result of their hard work and everlasting dedication to music, R3GMA’s catalog has now reached close to 40 releases and counting including several chart toppers and artists that have made their way to play some of the world’s biggest festivals.

Mikeldi: “Lion and I began playing together in a Punk/Emo band throughout our early high school years. In our quest to expand our musical knowledge, we started producing electronic music soon after. In 2006 we released our first commercial success under our alias “BIOGENESIS“. We built a name and a solid fan base, rapidly growing within the Psy-Trance community.”

After touring internationally for more than 5 years and with 2 full albums and countless of singles under their belt as BIOGENESIS, Mikeldi and Lion started dabbling more into different genres, as well as other aspects of the music industry.

Mikeldi: “I remember we began creating the basic blueprints of what would become R3GMA Recordings, during our Winter tour through South Africa & Europe back in 2009.” We imagined a platform through which we could release music with our friends and help share the music of other like-minded artists.

Simultaneously, we began working on our new alias “BUZZWAK”, which would also become our first official release through the label. Under this new moniker, we would be free to experiment and explore our creativity, and produce any type of music we liked. We felt that genres were dead, now there was only music.”

R3GMA’s first release hit stores November 12 2011 with BUZZWAK’S “BUZZ’D“being the debut both for R3GMA and Buzzwak. Buzz’d Ep included a remix by Acccess Denied and reached #1 on Beatports breaks charts and maintained that position for 3 consecutive weeks. This was very encouraging for the whole team and helped push the label forward.

The label did not come without challenges. The juggle between producing, touring and running a label took a toll on Mikeldi and Lion.

Mikeldi: “The artist/producer aspect of it definitely was slowed down for a while, as we focused harder to lift the label off the ground. We would work non-stop reaching out to potential clients and developing partnerships… We would work in relays around the clock. While I was working on a track, Lion would be there sending emails, getting bookings, sending contracts organizing deals.. And while he made beats I would get on that office grind till our brains would be completely fried… It didn’t matter if we were at the studio, or at a hotel room while on tour, or while waiting at the airport. We had very little to no free time, but we loved being ‘in the zone’.

As more business minded friends gravitated towards the label, we were able to focus more on writing music again. We are really grateful to keep making great friends along the way.The path is never straight, it has twists and turns. Sometimes its hard to see where the path is leading, but that doesn’t mean you’re not following the right path.

To get a taste of our label, check out Truancy – I Like That (Remixes), it one of our favorites!”

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Hi, my name is Erick Ycaza. I have a BA in Advertising & Graphic Design. This blog is to provide you with daily music news and share my personal style.

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Dance Floor Rhythms Present On Valentino Khan’s EP ‘French Fried’

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Innovation is the best word that describes Valentino Khan‘s EP, ‘French Fried’. This 4-track material is filled with dance floor rhythms. A new addition to the Mad Decent family you won’t want to miss. Best of all, it’s now available on all streaming platforms.

According to the producer himself, the whole tracks are inspired by French artists that set an important precedent in America’s electronic music. More specifically, he’s borrowing a similar sonic aesthetic by the likes of Gesaffelstein and SebastiAn. In fact, this European stylistic trend represents an influence in Valentino’s edgy sound and vision to date.

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Here you will enjoy captivating Electro/Bass House tunes brimming with hard-hitting drums and explosive drops. I bet these bangers will instantly make you shake your booty. Following two official remixes for DJ Snake, Valentino isn’t letting anything stop him this year. Make sure you check out the ‘French Fried’ EP, turn up the volume and destroy some speakers so that your neighbors can hear it!

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You Can’t Get Bored! Mou5ZyZZ Unleashes “Melbourne Overdose”

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Listening to music is a good thing to do when you’re bored. Of course, I would only recommend infectious tunes like “Melbourne Overdose”. This is the latest single from the one and only, Mou5ZyZZ in collaboration with Yago Music. The American DJ and producer experiments for the very first time with a subgenre of Electro House known as Melbourne Bounce.

On the one hand, pumping minimal beats, sidechained synths, and lively drops are the highlights here. While on the other, vocals match the high-level production. On a side note, compelling lyrics fantasize about hooking up with a stranger and the mystery that this implies.

Out now via Mou5 Chee5e Records, this fresh jam makes you want to do the shuffle dance, so put your foot forward and keep spinning non-stop. Get ready to distract your mind from boredom and stream in full “Melbourne Overdose” right away.

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DØBER Returns To Protocol With Riding Tech/Electro-Influenced “Tear The Roof”

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DØBER is back on Protocol with his new single “Tear The Roof”, a party-ready track that follows up on his debut “Twisted” EP from earlier this year. The release received a strong welcome, amassing over 130k streams on Spotify since its release on February 14th. The newcomer’s propensity for intense club music, that toes the line between electro and tech-house, is once again evident in the form of heavy percussive synths over a driving bassline and distorted, catchy vocals. “Tear The Roof” is uniquely different from previous tracks “Make It Better” and “Losing My Mind,” which channeled more groovy and trap influences, respectively, indicating that DØBER has more up his sleeve than meets the eye.

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Nicky Romero and the Protocol crew can always be counted on for cutting-edge new music, melding a variety of genres for exciting and unexpected sounds. Their latest additions feel right at home with that mantra, bringing a fusion of tech-house and electro sound with plenty of grooves to the table. DØBER joins a full roster of talented producers such as Thomas Gold, Deniz Koyu, Marc Benjamin, Teamworx, Maximals, and more. The talented newcomer draws his inspiration from artists such as Dogblood, ZHU, and Gesaffelstein, promising plenty of dark, hard-hitting tunes to add to the label’s repertoire. Protocol’s mixture of veteran heavyweights and fresh new talent makes for some of the most exciting releases in the game, along with the unlimited potential for collaborations. We look forward to more releases from DØBER and the rest of the Protocol team coming soon!

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