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(July 22nd, 2014)  This Friday, New York's Bounce Boat is bringing the party to the Hudson River with its third installment in the past three weeks. This time around, the one and only Capital Cities is hosting the night with a featured DJ set. Want a pair of free VIP tickets? Then follow these easy steps:

1) First, like Bounce Boat on Facebook
2) Next, follow Bounce Boat on Twitter
3) After that, follow Bounce Boat on Soundcloud
4) Finally, send an email to paradisebeatsinfo@gmail.com with your name and phone number, as well as the name and phone number of your +1.

Bounce Media Group's flagship event is an aquatic rave that takes place on a multilevel yacht called the Hornblower Infinity. The boat holds up to 1,200 people and cruises around New York as talented musicians from different corners of the world perform live DJ sets.

Last week, we hosted a ticket giveaway with Bounce Media Group for its concert featuring Danish producer Mike Hawkins and Designer Drugs. The winner of the VIP tickets described the night as "an event I've never experienced before. It was a night full of dancing, incredible views of New York, and great company."

The ship features three separate stages: the Main Stage, where Capital Cities is performing, the Atrium Stage, and the Summer Skydeck. Accompanying Capital Cities on the voyage are Solidisco and Brenmar, who will be spinning sets on separate stages. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to rage for free in the middle of the Hudson. The competition closes on Friday at 1 PM, and we will announce the winners at 2 PM. Good luck, and if you want additional tickets, check out Bounce Media Group's website.

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Where: Hornblower Infinity
When: Friday, July 25th
Boarding: 7 PM
Departure: 9 PM
Return: Midnight
Attire: Summer Chic
Age: 21+



(July 21st, 2014)  This past Friday, we covered Flume (right) at Terminal 5 and were blown away by his seemingly innate ability to completely control the energy of his audience. In honor of his performance, we did some deep research to get our hands on some new What So Not for our readers, and here's what we found.

Released this month, What So Not created this mix exclusively for PlayPacks to promote the DJ smartphone app. When Audiomack got their hands on the mix, it was quickly taken off the internet by a DMCA complaint. After poking around the dark corners of the internet, we finally found a YouTube video of the unreleased, unnamed track. This is some underground shit, readers. The track only has 700 hits on YouTube and it's new What So Not, so let's try to keep this on the down low so DMCA doesn't take it down.

Stay tuned for our video recap of Flume at Terminal 5, but in the meantime enjoy this brand new What So Not track, official release date TBA.



(July 18th, 2014)  On July 22nd, Mad Decent's trap trio, Yellow Claw, is releasing the second installment of their Amsterdam Trap Music EP. In preparation of the anticipated release, Yellow Claw has released a six minute mix of Amsterdam Trap Music Vol. 2 via SoundCloud.

If you don't already know Yellow Claw, get to know the name. When we started covering What So Not during their rise, the tandem produced this distinct sound that we knew would blow up the world of EDM. Sure enough, just months later What So Not's music is having this effect on concert crowds around the world:



Like What So Not, we're getting the exact same vibe from the sounds Yellow Claw is currently producing. With this teaser clip of their newest EP, we can already envision festival crowds across the United States going ape-shit to some of these new releases.

In addition, the trio from Amsterdam has the backing of the one and only Diplo. As seen through Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis, What So Not, etc., if Diplo wants you to blow up, you will blow up. So enough talking, let the music speak for itself.



(July 17th, 2014)  Back by popular demand, New York's Bounce Boat is rocking the Hudson tomorrow night, Friday the 18th, with featured sets performed by Danish DJ Mike Hawkins and Designer Drugs. Want a pair of free tickets? Then follow these easy steps:

1) First, like Bounce Boat on Facebook
2) Next, follow Bounce Boat on Twitter
3) After that, follow Bounce Boat on Soundcloud
4) Finally, send an email to paradisebeatsinfo@gmail.com with your name and phone number, as well as the name and phone number of your +1

Bounce Media Group's flagship event is an aquatic rave that takes place on a multilevel yacht called the Hornblower Infinity. The boat holds a capacity of 1,200 people, and as it cruises around the Hudson, landlocked New Yorkers can hear the sounds of upper-echelon electronic music blasting from the ship's state-of-the-art sound system.

The ship features three separate stages: the Main Stage, where Mike Hawins is performing, the Atrium Stage, and the Summer Skydeck, where Designer Drugs will spin. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to rage for free in the middle of the Hudson. The competition closes tomorrow at 1 PM, and we will announce the winners at 2 PM. Good luck, and if you want additional tickets, check out Bounce Media Group's website.



(July 16th, 2014)  For three straight days, New York City will be blessed by the distinct sounds of the one and only Flume. The up-and-coming Australian artist is performing three straight nights, starting tonight, at Terminal 5, our personal favorite venue in NYC.

Flume blew up in 2012 with his self-titled album, and later gained international recognition by winning the Best Male Artist accolade at the 2013 ARIA Music Awards. Outside of his solo act, Flume has also blew up the world of dance music with his collaborative side project, What So Not. He and his fellow Australian producer, Emoh Instead, have dropped fire tracks since 2013, including "Jaguar," "Tell Me (feat RL Grime)," and "Touched."

At The Hudson Project, Flume and What So Not did not make an appearance, but their music is so objectively good that we heard electronic artists playing their tracks at almost every set. Check out this incredible clip of Big Gigantic dropping a mix of "Jaguar" and "Tell Me." Simply put, people go nuts for What So Not.


You can expect to hear Flume play a medley of his solo productions and remixes, as well as the face-melting trap productions put out by What So Not. We're covering the Friday night show at Terminal 5, so we hope to see you there! Tickets are currently sold out for each show through traditional outlets, but you can still pick up passes through third parties like Stubhub. In the meantime, check out Flume's latest remix of Lorde's "Tennis Court."




(July 16th, 2014)  On the day of their performance at the inaugural Hudson Project music festival, the Seattle tandem, Odesza, released their latest track, "Memories That You Call" via Soundcloud.

Now don't listen to any of the debbie-downers online who are bashing the Hudson Project. Sure, the festival was disorganized, the weather was devastating at points, and the mud was pervasive and deep, but it was extremely memorable.

We will never forget raving in the pouring rain with die-hard Big G fans as they dropped their newest track for the first time under a procession of dazzling fireworks. We'll never forget some of the incredible people we met who endured the storm to enjoy their favorite artists with the people they love. And finally, we'll never forget the uplifting set Odesza dished out to an intimate crowd in the Catskill Cave.

The duo played "Memories That You Call" as part of their encore, and the track permeated the atmosphere with that novel Odesza-esque euphoric vibe. It was a perfect finale that left us with a warm and fuzzy feeling that was later completely obliterated by the face-melting, heart-attack dubstep at Excision's proceeding performance. Give this track a listen, and try to spread some good vibes about the Hudson Project; it really was a weekend to remember.



Do you like free tickets? So do we. Do you like to party for a good cause? Thought so. Do you like saving the lives of new born babies? We certainly hope so.

Enter now to win two $100 tickets on Wednesday July 23rd,  at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC for the R. Baby Rockin' To Save Babies' Lives Benefit Concert. Simply email a screenshot(s) to paradisebeatsinfo@gmail.com of you sharing this article via social media, and automatically enter to win. Winners will be announced on Friday, July 18th. 

Performances at the event include multi-platinum selling group A Great Big World, grammy nominated artist, Mary Lambert, an acoustic performance by Ryan Star, and a finale by Columbia records recording artist DJ Cassidy. Find out more information about the R Baby Foundation here, and thanks for participating!



(July 9th, 2014)  In preparation for this weekend's festivities, Le Poussin Rouge is hosting the Official Hudson Project Pre-Party in New York City. Lettuce and Exmag are slated to perform on Thursday night at 11:00 PM. 

Lettuce, the seven-piece act from Brooklyn, has kept old-school funk alive for the past 20 years, and are performing at the Hudson Project on Friday from 3:00 - 4:00 PM. 

Opening for Lettuce on Thursday is Exmag, another funk influenced artist who frequently works with both Gramatik & Gibbz. Exmag is scheduled to perform at the Circus Tent on Saturday from 3:45 - 4:30.

There's no better way to cruise into the craziness that will be the Hudson Project with a quality performance from a pair of funky performers. Purchase your tickets here.





(June 8th, 2014)  In preparation for the first Hudson Project music festival, Luminox releases a fire "Mega Mix" through EDM.com.

The set features three unreleased tracks from Luminox, as well as material from artists like Flosstradamus, Grandtheft, Zomboy, and Ricky Remedy. The mix masterfully spans a number of bass-centric genres like Trap, Dubstep, House, and Breakbeat.

The Hudson Project kicks off this Friday at Winston Farm in Saugerties, NYC, with an eclectic array of talented artists spread out across the weekend. Luminox is slated to perform an hour-long set in the Circus Tent on Saturday from 6:15 - 7:15. 

If you can't swing a three day festival pass, then consider snagging a Saturday ticket to catch this up-and-coming producer in his natural environment. Buy your festival tickets here. In the meantime, get pumped for the Hudson Project by checking out this release.



(July 7th, 2014)  Thanks to your overwhelming support of our Hudson Music Project preview article, MCP Presents has granted us full media access to this year's inaugural Hudson Project music festival.

The event kicks off this Friday at Winston Farm in Saugerties, New York: the same venue that hosted the commemorative Woodstock '94 music festival. Some artist highlights include Luminox, Bro Safari, Bassnectar, GRiZ, Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, and of course, Big Gigantic.

Stay tuned for full event coverage, performance reviews, and artist interviews. We're thrilled to have had the incredible opportunity to document both Mysteryland and the Hudson Project this summer, and are looking forward to providing you with more coverage throughout this fruitful festival season. In the meantime, check out some fire tracks from some of these fire THP artists.



Do you like to party? So do we. Do you like to party for a good cause? Thought so. Do you like saving the lives of new born babies? We certainly hope so.

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, we've got the perfect NYC charity event for you.  On Wednesday July 23rd, join us at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC for the R. Baby Rockin' To Save Babies' Lives Benefit Concert.

Performances at the event include multi-platinum selling group A Great Big World, grammy nominated artist, Mary Lambert, an acoustic performance by Ryan Star, and a finale by Columbia records recording artist DJ Cassidy. Find out more information about the R Baby Foundation here, and be sure to pick up your tickets before they sell out. We hope to see you there.



(June 26th, 2014)  Tonight, Boston's newest nightclub, Cure Lounge, is hosting a free concert featuring the up-and-coming Trap Music tandem, gLAdiator.

The event kicks off at 10:00 PM, but Cure asked us to suggest bass heads show up around 9:30 to secure a spot. Tickets are completely free, you simply have to RSVP up to two people through Want Tickets. Follow this link to reserve your spot.

When we covered Mysteryland, gLAdiator played two killer sets on The Boat: one as their solo act, and the second as their collaborative alter-personality with Loudpvck, called "Gladpvck." The duo, comprised of LA natives Dan & Ian, know a thing or two about the emerging Trap genre, and bring everything they have to a dance party when in the booth. Signed to A-Trak's and Nick Catchdubs' label, Fool's Gold, these young artists have a huge future ahead of them.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to catch future bass kings on the rise, for free. Still not convinced? Then let me step aside to let the music do the talking.


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(June 20th, 2014)  Just two weeks after Grandtheft teased his fans with a clip of an upcoming collaboration with Mad Decent's OG, Diplo, the tandem finally releases their anticipated remix of Calvin Harris's blockbuster hit, "Summer."

When Grandtheft posted a 16 second screenshot of the track back in early June, the blogosphere and electronic music community immediately blew up with anticipation. The release comes just a month before the first Mad Decent Block Party stop in Ft. Lauderdale, which kicks off on Saturday, July 26th at Revolution Live.

The Mad Decent label is taking huge strides both inside and outside of the studio to make this concert series the tastiest of all traveling tours this summer. Just over a week ago, Big Gigantic leaked several lineup additions to Brooklyn's Mad Decent Block Party. Some of the new artists include Big G themselves, DJ Snake, and Chicago's Chance the Rapper. 

With this release, Grandtheft and Diplo preserve the iconic vocals and orchestral licks from Harris's original summer anthem, but then flip the drop on its unsuspecting ass with a heavy dub bass and syncopated synth line. In a nutshell, the tandem adds the innovative Mad Decent spin to an otherwise generic house track.

Mad Decent Block Party is shaping up to be the most anticipated concert tour of the summer. If you want in on the festivities, you need to act fast. Tickets in several cities are already sold out on traditional outlets, but passes are still available on sites like Vivid Seats, Stub Hub, and Ticket Snow. In the meantime, enjoy this banging summer release from Grandtheft & Diplo.



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(June 19th, 2014) Today we introduce you to UK based music duo, Jungle. Comprised of two core artist only known by their alias's T and J, the group expands into a talented seven piece modern soul band with a truly unique sound.


Divulging almost nothing about their personal lives or musical backgrounds, T and J have gone on the record stating that they grew up as neighbors in West London and that their work is simply "built on friendship and enjoying the creative process". After two viral singles, Jungle is set to release their debut album on July 15th.

In the meantime, they've been popping up all over the map showing their faces for the first time live in concert. Promoted discretely via Tumblr, Jungle will perform at The Wick in Brooklyn this Saturday 6/21. Take a listen below and if you're feeling the vibes be sure to join us for the free show in BK.




(June 18th, 2014)  From July 11th - 13th, MCP Presents, the same guys who brought you Camp Bisco, Counterpoint, and Tomorrowworld, will unveil the country's newest music festival, The Hudson Project.

The festival will take place in the Catskills at Winston Farm in upstate New York. Located just two hours outside of New York City, THP is shaping up to be the ideal music event of the summer. The sheer magnitude of New York's music consumer market will guarantee an eclectic group of bass heads, hip-hop addicts, and live music die-hards.

After the cancellation of the legendary festival, Camp Bisco, MCP is cooking up what seems to be a perfect replacement. Some highlights from the stellar lineup include Compton's star, Kendrick Lamar, the king himself, Bassnectar, and one of our personal favorites, Big Gigantic. Check out the initial lineup below.

Just three weeks ago, MCP Presents made their case even more compelling by announcing a plethora of new lineup additions. Just when we thought the artists couldn't get any better, The Hudson Project dropped this bomb via social media.


With all this being said, we've thought long and hard, and want to take this time to present the top five reasons why you should go to the Hudson Project. Here it goes.

1. Bassnectar, Bassnectar, Bassnectar



For the past 20 years, Lorin Ashton, better known by his stage name, Bassnectar, has continued to push the boundaries of electronic music by experimenting with genres from all corners of the world.  Through his innovation, community engagement, and incredible live performances, Ashton has accumulated a cult following of fans often called "Bass Heads." To make his headlining performance even more appealing, the Hudson Project comes just three weeks after the release of Bassnectar's upcoming album, Noise vs. Beauty, which drops on June 24th.

2. The festival is less than two hours from New York City


For those avid music fans who feel trapped within the concrete jungle that is New York, the Hudson Music Project is the ideal escape into musical freedom. It takes over an hour just to break the boundaries of New York, and Winston Farm is just a stone's-throw away from those confines. How good is it going to feel to run around a beautiful natural landscape with whomping bass and upper-echelon hip-hop permeating the atmosphere?

3. It's the first one


What if The Hudson Project becomes the next Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival? MCP is doing everything in its power to replace the infamous Camp Bisco with an even better music event. They even rented out Winston Farm, the property that hosted Woodstock 1994, the festival that commemorated the 25th anniversary of the original watershed event in 1969. Odds are, if everybody plays by the rules, this festival will be around for a very long time. How cool would it be to tell your kids that you went to the first Hudson Project?

4. Three day general admission with camping is only $230


For one lump sum of just over $200, you get access to almost 100 different shows, a place to stay for three nights, and an opportunity to be a part of something genuinely special. Think about it this way: one night at a shit hotel in New York will cost upwards of $100. One show at Terminal Five will usually cost you around $50. So if you were to travel to New York City for one night to see a single show, you'd be spending almost the same amount of guap for three full days of musical bliss.

5. Finally, besides the music itself, you go to a festival for the people


With this lineup, MCP breaks from the trend of focusing a festival on a single genre. We covered Mysteryland, and although it was an incredible time, the hyper attention to electronic music brought a relatively homogeneous crowd. Just weeks later, we covered the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which is known for its eclectic mix of genres. The Hudson Project follows Roo's footsteps by crafting a unique lineup with artists like Bassnectar, Modest Mouse, Kendrick Lamar, and Big Gigantic. By bringing together musicians with radically different influences, it's a guarantee you'll meet people who also have different interests, personalities, and backgrounds. There's something special about enjoying a weekend with people you wouldn't regularly spend time with back in the real world.

So there you have it, the top five reasons you need to talk to your boss and lock down a day of PTO. For just $230, this is an inaugural event you won't want to miss.

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(June 18th, 2014)  Gearing up for a summer of festivals and debauchery, Carnage drops his latest track, "Bricks," featuring vocals from Migos.

Released via Ultra Records, Carnage left this note for his fans on his Soundcloud page: "so…yea.. this is my debut single… this is real trap music… not all of that wanna be rap/trap shit.."

Carnage is spot on with this emphatic statement; "Bricks" contains huge 808s, on point synths, and hyphy vocals from Georgia's Migos. Born Diamante Blackmon, the Los Angeles native plans to take on the massive festival that is EDC Vegas this coming weekend. In an interview with Las Vegas Weekly last year, Carnage said EDC Vegas 2013 was the best night of his life, that it was "my first slap in the face for what’s to come. It was like letting me know my life is about to change. After that, I knew I had to take stuff more seriously."

For those of you lucky enough to secure time off from work and school to attend the party this weekend, make sure to catch Carnage in Vegas. In the meantime, prepare yourself with this massive track.



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(June 17th, 2014)   Already looking forward to the weekend? Need an excuse to dance your face off? We've got you covered with Kygo @ Webster Hall on 6/20.

Norwegian artist, Kyree Gørvell-Dahll, commonly known by the name Kygo, will take the main stage at Webster Hall this Friday night. Best know for his remix of the Ed Sheeran track "I See Fire," Kygo's upbeat and melodic style is perfect for a Friday night summertime soirée.

Be sure to take a listen to his original hit "Epsilon" and grab tickets here before it's too late. We'll see you at the show!

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(June 10th, 2014)   Attention New Yorkers: Brooklyn's Mad Decent Block Party  injected several doses of steroids today. Big Gigantic leaked the updated lineup on their Facebook, check it out.



With this update, the Mad Decent label adds Big Gigantic, Chance the Rapper, DJ Fire, DJ Snake, and Dougie F. Talk about an upgrade from the original lineup! We're not trying to say that Diplo, Floss, and Dillon Francis would not have quelled our insatiable urge to party, but these additions have added so much volume and talent to the already incredible stack of artists. So, come join us on Saturday, August 9th, for what's shaping up to be the best darty of the summer. Buy your passes here.



(June 10th, 2014)   In preparation for their summer tour, Flosstradamus drops their latest track with the OG-Tripple-OG of trap, Waka Flocka Flame.

"TTU (Too Turnt Up)" releases today via Fool's Gold & Ultra Records. The track features the tandem's familiar trap influenced sounds, but also unexpectedly turns to Hardstyle towards the end of the song.

Flosstradamus, a Chicago-based duo comprised of producers J2K (Josh Young) and Autobot (Curt Cameruci), first gained commercial recognition when URB Magazine included them in their annual "Next 100" artist spotlight back in 2006. Since this feature, they've released records and singles primarily through Diplo's Mad Decent Label and A-Trak's / Nick Catchdub's Fool's Gold Records.

At Mysteryland, Flosstradamus teased the crowd when they, ever so briefly, dropped this new track during the middle of their performance. The tandem destroyed their set, as well as the crowd at Mysteryland, playing just before sunset, and just before Dillon Francis's sensational performance. Keep your eyes opened for Flosstradamus as they travel around the country as a feature at the Mad Decent Block Party. Get your passes here, but in the meantime, enjoy this new material, as well as a clip of their opener at Mysteryland USA.





(June 9th, 2014)   What a weekend, NYC. The sun was out, the music was turned up, and the Monday mental-hangovers are now in full force.


Whether you made it out to Gov Ball, The Belmont Stakes, Mountain Jam, or joined the PB team for What So Not, Skrillex & Branchez, it's time to sit back... relax... and let our new music Monday alleviate the subsequent aches and pains.

Today we bring you "Summer Spliffs" off of the new album, Petal by talented artist Tom Cascino (aka Broke For Free). Give this track a listen and if you enjoy the chill tunes be sure to download the entire album here (free of charge).