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Playlist: 5 EDM tracks recommended to you by TOM.

4th June 2015 | Music

W!ZARD Radio Station's Face of EDM, TOM. compiles his weekly playlist of 5 electronic music tracks you need to listen to. This week (in no particular order), including Pierce Fulton, 3LAU and more.

1. Martin Garrix & Tiesto - The Only Way Is Up
You really can't go wrong with two giants like this teaming up on a track together, and they really did follow it up with a powerful vocal progressive house track.

2. Pierce Fulton - Kuaga
Pierce Fulton really showed himself up this time with his new release 'Kuaga'. Although he hasn't released anything on his SoundCloud in the past 6 months, the wait has been worth it with this super happy summer mix.

3. 3LAU & Nom de Strip - The Night (feat. Estelle)
When I first got word of this remix, I was a little surprised and excited to see how these two artists' sound would blend. The song is exactly what you would expect: beautiful melodic interludes and builds juxtaposed against melt-melting drops.

4. Oh Wonder - Shark (Illenium Remix)
I was really impressed when I stumbled upon this track in my SoundCloud feed. The melodic dubstep chords have a Seven Lions feel while the playful lead over the top reminds me of Sound Remedy.

5. Minnesota - Thunderdome (feat. G Jones) (Buku Remix)
Since I just moved from Buku's hometown of Pittsburgh, I still really look up to him and always am excited to hear his newest releases. This track is chock full of his signature grimy bass lines and wimping subs.

What are your favourite EDM tracks from this past week? Tweet us @wizradio to let us know.

Review: Hozier (Camden Roundhouse)

3rd June 2015 | Music

Even the thought of seeing Hozier, one of the hottest new acts on the music scene as of late, is one that blew my mind. When purchasing tickets for his Roundhouse gig earlier this year (which, at the time, was his only London date this summer) I was ecstatic, finally the opportunity to hear these incredible tunes belted out live. It turns out, I wasn’t alone – demand was so high that he added a further two dates in London to his tour schedule. And, we weren’t disappointed.

The experience of Hozier live is one that excites all of your senses; it’s a truly immersive show. Hozier’s deep, poetic voice is (literally) music to your ears and the lighting sets the ambience perfectly. The stage, surrounded by light bulbs which pulse to the beat of the drums is otherwise nearly bare. Apart from his band, light bulbs and Hozier himself, there is very little else on stage. All other lighting is from up above or hidden behind instruments, but it still makes a very big impact. No matter if you’re at the front or at the back, you feel like you are apart of the jam.

The lack of set means that there is no distraction to the sensation sound that is Hozier. You find your eyes fixated on his 6 foot 5 self as he towers over everybody else, singing the words to your favourite tunes.

Opening up with 'Angel of Small Death and The Codeine Scene' seems to make perfect sense. The ballad, which has its frequent changes in pace, sets the theme for the rest of the evening – with a selection of chilled out tunes varying in hype and speed. For some songs (such as the crowd favourite ‘Jackie and Wilson’ and ‘Someone…

Playlist: What Elle Exxe Is Listening To

2nd June 2015 | Music

Introducing Elle Exxe, the hottest new electro-pop artist that has hit the UK.

Having supported thew likes of Professor Green, MNEK and Jess Glynn, Elle Exxe's explosive sound sets alight both the super pop and uber cool scenes seemlessly. She has the same, shocking nature of Madonna and Lady GaGa with the goodtime charm of Charli XCX. Elle Exxe brdiges the gap between bright pop sparkle and rock swagger.

Following the success of her debut single, 'Lie To Me' which saw Elle Exxe become one of the most exciting new artists in 2015 pop, now comes her second single, 'Lost In L.A.' which is full of indie rock guitar struts and glimmering glitzy synths.

Here are the sounds Elle Exxe is listening to right now.

Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) - OMI
“I still love it. The first time I heard it, I loved it and I loved the lyrics. I thought it was hilarious.”

Cloud 69 - Lowell
“I really like her vibe; it’s from a great album of hers which I’m enjoying.”

Friction - Imagine Dragons
“That album is fascinating because it goes through so many genres, and that songs is one of the heavier tracks which is a style I prefer from them.”

Ego - Tove Styrke
“I love everything she does.”

Hit Me - Dirty Loops
“It’s just insane and blows my mind and makes me happy every time I hear it.”

Those are some huge sounds! Don't miss our interview with Elle Exxe this Sunday 7th June at 4.30pm (UK time) only on W!ZARD Radio Station.