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SINGLE REVIEW: Kid Arkade – “Atlas Run”

Artist: Kid Arkade
Song: “Atlas Run”
Genre: Progressive House
Label: Ultra Music

A virtually anonymous collective running under the name Kid Arkade appeared on Facebook earlier this summer with no signs of life besides a simple message which stated “LOADING……..”

After months of silence since the message was posted in July, the group finally revealed a bit of key information. That being their debut single, “Atlas Run,” would be premiering on September 5 through the world renowned Ultra Music. Thus, it’s finally time to dig in and see what Kid Arkade are all about.…

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REVIEW: HELENA – ‘Levity Remixes’ EP (feat. Shawnee Taylor)

Artist: HELENA (feat. Shawnee Taylor)
Album: Levity Remixes EP
Genre: Electro house
Label: Ultra Music

After having the chance to speak with HELENA at the time of the release of her collaboration with vocalist Shawnee Taylor, “Levity,” there was little doubt the Australian electro house producer would make her presence felt throughout the music scene, whether it be through her nonstop international touring or festival-ready anthems. With the release of the Levity Remixes EP, she has taken yet another step in the right direction by teaming up with a collection of fellow rising musicians and allowing them to put their …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Sem Thomasson – “Heart Attack” (Feat. Elisabeth Stone)

Artist: Sem Thomasson Feat. Elisabeth Stone
Track: “Heart Attack”
Label: Mutants Records

After having the chance to review electronic cornerstone John Dahlback’s massive collaboration with Benny Benassi earlier this year, it’s now time to switch gears and focus in on Sem Thomasson, one of the rising stars from Dahlback’s label, Mutants Records. Hailing from Hasselt, Belgium, the young producer has already found his own within the electro house genre between original material and remixes for household names ranging from Steve Aoki to Jennifer Lopez, thus making it more of “when” he will become a festival headliner staple rather than “if.”…

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SINGLE REVIEW: Benny Benassi & John Dahlback – “Blink Again”

In 2014, John Dahlback and Benny Benassi have little left to prove. While Dahlback has been a staple within the electro house music scene for years through his productions and record label, Benassi has reigned as an international superstar whose popularity has transcended electronic music and bled over into the mainstream. Thus, both artists could easily throw in the production towel and perform at clubs across the globe for the rest of their days, but it appears their intentions lie elsewhere on their Ultra Records backed single, “Blink Again.”…

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INTERVIEW: HELENA Talks “Levity,” Working With Ultra Records and More

“If I’m not fist-pumping and jumping around in the studio when it drops then I know it’s not going to transpose well into a festival set. “Levity” was about combining classic house with the more energetic sounds of now.”

HELENA has blessed the electro house community with multiple massive singles in recent months, but “Levity,” her brand new Ultra Records-backed collaboration with esteemed vocalist Shawnee Taylor, just might be the one that launches the Australian producer to her inevitable position as an instantly recognizable staple of electronic music.

After hearing the exciting new material, UTG had the chance to talk …

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THE DROP: Featuring Heroes x Villains, Barron, Rekoil and More

While electronic music is generally not the main focus of Under The Gun’s coverage, there are quite a few members of our team who enjoy everything from dubstep and d&b to hardstyle and house. Thus, staff writer Michael Giegerich is heading the revival of The Drop, a retired column some longtime readers may remember.

Focusing on producers who aren’t headlining Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland (not yet, anyway), this list will provide you with five artists and their must-hear tracks. If you have any suggestions for who should be added to the next edition of this feature, contact Michael …

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THE DROP: Featuring Jay Cosmic, Kastle, Twofold and More

While electronic music is generally not the main focus of Under The Gun’s coverage, there are quite a few members of our team who enjoy everything from dubstep and d&b to hardstyle and house. Thus, staff writer Michael Giegerich is heading the revival of The Drop, a retired column some longtime readers may remember.

Focusing on producers who aren’t headlining Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland (not yet, anyway), this list will provide you with five artists and their must-hear tracks. If you have any suggestions for who should be added to the next edition of this feature, contact us …

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REVIEW: ESQUILLE – ‘Rock This Club Down’

Artist: ESQUILLE
Album: Rock This Club Down EP
Genre: House, Club, Dance

Sweden’s popular EDM producer, ESQUILLE, has one mission in mind with his new EP, and the effort’s title says it all. Even at a brief 15 minutes shared between just 5 new tracks, Rock This Club Down is packed to the brim with enough well-produced heavy bass and catchy rhythms to make you lose a few pounds from dancing your ass off.

I should admit here and now that I’m not entirely an EDM connoisseur. I’ve dabbled in dubstep, trap, trip-hop, house, et cetera, but I wouldn’t …

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LISTEN: Madeon – “Technicolor”

Madeon, the French dance music prodigy who has taken the world by storm in recent years with an array of unforgettable milestones such as his “Pop Culture” mashup and performing at Coachella while only 18 years old, has finally graced listeners with the full version of his newest song. Entitled “Technicolor,” the cut provides over six minutes of phenomenal electro house that manages to transition back and forth from being adrenaline-pumping to absolutely blissful.

Follow the jump to experience “Technicolor,” and if you enjoy the tremendous electronic anthem as much as we do, be sure to purchase a high quality …

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STREAM: Carnage & Borgore – “Incredible”

You got your trap in my house music! You got your house music on my trap!

Producers Carnage and Borgore are big names in their respective scenes. The former for being a purveyor of dirty beats, the latter for laying down catchy if not filthy dubstep tracks (not to mention a gonzo music video starring Miley Cyrus making out with some dude in a horse mask).

So when the pair teamed up, it’s reasonable to think that they would produce something memorable. “Incredible” isn’t as over the top as it potentially could have been, but it bounces hard.

Does …

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Sounds Familiar: Week 9

Continuing our expansion of original content, Under The Gun Review presents its latest column, Sounds Familiar, dedicated to trawling the world and web for the latest remixes, redos, and reminiscent bits that our newest columnist Julia McAlpine finds appealing. Be prepared for some diversity in your music library. The songs may not be new, but they will be different and worth a spin.

If you have a remix or cover that you would like to see featured here, let us know! Write utgjacob@gmail.com with the subject “Sounds Familiar” and we’ll take a listen!

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Sounds Familiar: Week 8

Continuing our expansion of original content, Under The Gun Review presents its latest column, Sounds Familiar, dedicated to trawling the world and web for the latest remixes, redos, and reminiscent bits that our newest columnist Julia McAlpine finds appealing. Be prepared for some diversity in your music library. The songs may not be new, but they will be different and worth a spin.

If you have a remix or cover that you would like to see featured here, let us know! Write utgjacob@gmail.com with the subject “Sounds Familiar” and we’ll take a listen!

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