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Above & Beyond Premiere Seven Lions Collaboration at EDC Las Vegas

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 14:37

Above & Beyond surprised fans with the premiere of their Seven Lions collaboration at EDC Las Vegas.

During their EDC Las Vegas performance, Above & Beyond treated fans to a massive, unexpected collaboration with Seven Lions. The legendary trance group played the new track and displayed the Seven Lions logo during the performance. 

Although it may seem slightly unexpected this is not the first time these four men have crossed paths. Seven Lions (real name Jeff Montalvo) released a remix of the Above & Beyond (real names Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamäki) single "Sahara Love" back in March.

The trio's set was one of the featured performances at the Circuit Grounds stage on the opening day of the 2019 iteration of the massive dance music celebration.

Last month, Above & Beyond released a companion EP to accompany their latest album Common Ground. Earlier in the year, they also released one of their biggest collaborations to date, in the form of the track "Show Me Love" with Armin van Buuren.

Seven Lions is gearing up for a busy festival season with appearances scheduled for Tomorrowland, Moonrise, and Electric Zoo.

H/T: Your EDM

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Diplo Parachuted into the Venue for his InfieldFest Set During the Preakness Stakes

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 14:33

In typical Diplo fashion, he made a grand entrance to his InfieldFest set by parachuting into the venue.

While Diplo is known for his multi-genre production capabilities and willingness to step outside the box, what he is not known for is subtlety. At risk of not making a grand entrance, he enlisted the help of the professional skydiving team, Team Fastrax for a one-of-a-kind skydiving entrance leading up to a recent performance. 

His grand entrance occurred just before his set and just after the arrival of the United States Navy's parachute team, the Leap Frogs.  

All of this occurred in honor of Diplo's performance at InfieldFest, a music festival hosted inside the infield of the 144th Preakness Stakes, a long-running horse race held at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Alongside Diplo, other performers at the event included Kygo, Logic, Fisher, and more. 

To say Diplo (real name Thomas Wesley Pentz Jr.) has been busy lately is a drastic understatement. In just the past week, he was featured on a track with Madonna and Quavo of Migos, titled "Future," he released a Major Lazer track featuring Skip Marley, and was featured in the music video for "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus alongside Chris Rock.

H/T: Billboard

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Alison Wonderland's EDC Las Vegas Art Car Set Is Now Streaming on PornHub

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 13:08

Alison Wonderland's special house-only EDC Art Car set ended up on PornHub of all places.

After her main stage performance at EDC Las Vegas, Alison Wonderland played a special house-only set at the Parliament Art Car. While that in and of itself is a nice surprise, what's even more surprising is where the recording of the set was uploaded. 

The aforementioned secret house set can be viewed in its entirety on none other than the world-famous streaming site PornHub. Keeping with the theme of the website and related memes online, the person who uploaded the set gave the video an interesting tongue-in-cheek title: "Australian Woman Fucks Up Crowd on a Spiritual Level." 

Alison Wonderland (real name Alexandra Sholler) endorsed the set rip and tweeted out a link to her performance hosted by the porn giant. 

The link to the set is embedded in her tweet below. Although the video is not pornographic in nature, the related videos and advertisements are, so you might not want to pull this one up at work.

Just last month, Sholler released her latest single "Peace" since finishing her massive co-headlining tour with Dillon Francis. She's also announced an upcoming collaboration with RL Grime is in the works. 

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EDC Las Vegas 2019 Stages Evacuated on Day Two Due to High Winds

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 05:33

Festivalgoers had their experience cut short.

Not all has gone to plan for the 2019 edition of EDC Las Vegas. After high winds swept through the festival grounds on the evening of Saturday, May 18th, organizers were forced to evacuate two stages.

Attendees were instructed to evacuate the kineticFIELD stage and the cosmicMEADOW stage. They began filing out of the venue shortly before Tiësto's performance was scheduled to end around 1:30 AM PST. A message displayed on one of the stages' screens said that the entire venue was to be evacuated. Insomniac later issued a statement saying that the remaining stages were not, and then issued another encouraging attendees who had left to come back to the grounds.

2019 isn't the first edition of EDC Las Vegas to experience such difficulties. The 2012 edition of the festival was also evacuated due to high winds, also on day two.

The third and final day of EDC Las Vegas 2019 is Sunday, May 19th. Programming is expected to go as planned at the time of writing.

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Claude VonStroke Releases New Single, "My Love Check"

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 17:19

The dancefloor vibe is taken off Carl Craig’s Detroit Love Vol. II.

Claude VonStroke just released his latest single, "My Love Check". The track dropped just in time for Movement Festival in the producer's hometown of Detroit, where he fulfilled the lifelong dream of headlining last year, and is featured in Detroit legend Carl Craig's Detroit Love Vol. II Compilation. 

Released along with a black-and-white music video, all shot on location in Detroit, "My Love Check" showcases a minimal house approach that bridges the old with the new. Groovy drums create a dance floor-ready groove, while pads, synths continuously twist and trade places, resulting in a progressive vibe.  

“My Love Check” from the new Carl Craig compilation is about my love for longtime hometown Detroit" revealed the Dirtybird label boss. "This video was shot by one of my best friends, Anthony Garth. We came up in the film business together in Detroit and Anthony shot my first music video in a laundromat. [...] Anthony’s Black and White footage along with The Bens’ pixel sorting effect combine the classic with the contemporary, something Carl Craig has always been so good at achieving with his music for so many years."

Claude VonStroke has been a household name in the electronic music scene for more than a decade. The house and techno producer formed his label Dirtybird Records in 2005, and a year after he released his debut album, Beware Of The Bird

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Is Skrillex About to Play a Surprise Set at EDC Las Vegas 2019?

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 17:02

Tweets from Skrillex and Pasquale Rotella suggest that he is.

EDC Las Vegas is known to host surprise headliners more often than not, and this year the festival's organizers appear to be treating fans to a guest that hasn't graced their stages in years. If tweets between Skrillex and Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella are any indicator, the Los Angeles DJ/producer will take the stage tonight, May 18th.

On May 17th, Rotella tweeted that an hour time slot on day two at EDC's circuitGROUNDS stage would be given to an artist who hasn't played the festival "in a longgg minute." Today, Skrillex (real name Sonny Moore) fired off a tweet of his own suggesting that he may be the act.

Moore's last EDC Las Vegas appearance was brief; he came out for a short time during Marshmello's time slot at the 2016 edition. He has continued to play other iterations of the festival. Most recently, he delivered an unreleased ID-heavy set at EDC Japan.

Neither Skrillex nor Insomniac have officially announced that he will be the surprise headliner at the time of writing.

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DESTRUCTO Teams Up With Loge21 For Dancefloor-Ready "No Retreat"

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 15:52

DESTRUCTO proves he has an ear for up-and-coming talents.

Just in time for his performance at Sunset Music Festival in Tampa, Florida, DESTRUCTO just released his latest single "No Retreat," collaborating with French up-and-coming duo Loge21. The release marks his third original for the year after "Rubber Band" with Gerry Gonza and "Hustler" with DARKO and Ice-T

No Retreat" sees DESTRUCTO (real name Gary Richards) opt for a hard, bass house vibe. As expected, his ear for hip-hop and trap as well as Loge21's influence are clearly showcased before the drop, adding flavor to the overall production. The track kicks off with trap plucks, an epic brass section and 808 drums sprinkled on top as it reaches the drop. A four-on-the-floor pattern then hits the listener, dominated by a distorted bass line and vocal chops that support the rhythm. 

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Richards started DJing in the '90s, where he first used the stage name DESTRUCTO. He launched the first HARD Events in 2007, and has worked with Def Jam Recordings (Universal Music Group) as an A&R apart from releasing his own music. His blend of hip-hop and house has allowed him to perform shows and festivals across the globe, and he has collaborated with Busta Rhymes, YG, Ty Dolla $ign, E-40 and many more. 

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NERVO Release Impactful New Single "Sober"

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 15:45

The sisters are back!

NERVO keep on their hot streak this year, releasing another uplifting single with "Sober." The duo (comprised of twin sisters Olivia and Miriam Nervo) has been staying fairly active in 2019, releasing almost a handful of singles, despite both announcing that they are expecting soon back in January. 

Their latest solo release "Sober" comes out via Casablanca Records, and show a softer side of the duo. Bridging expert songwriting with electronic production, the instrumentation is tied perfectly around the vocals. Starting with impactful guitar chords and subtle melodic elements, "Sober" gets into action quickly, reaching the drop where a whistling melody perfectly completes the atmosphere and adds to the depth of the track. 

“We wanted to make a record that worked on the dance floor for the summer but also had some lyrical substance," NERVO said in a joint statement. "We've all had those sobering moments when you realize a relationship isn't what you thought it was and this is what this song is about. It's a melancholy summer song. Hopefully people will be able to relate while having a dance at the same time.” 

NERVO have had a wild ride of a career since signing with Sony/ATV Music Publishing at only 18. Releasing music as NERVO for almost the past ten years, the sisters have seen massive commercial success and collaborated with artists like Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Kylie Minogue and more. 

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Check Out the First Photos from The Hakkasan Grid's Grand Debut

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 19:51

Hakkasan Nightclub gave their space a significant upgrade.

With new players like KAOS raising the bar on the already high production values of Las Vegas superclubs, Hakkasan Nightclub knew they had do something drastic. The result was The Hakkasan Grid, an overhead lighting installation that was unveiled on the evening of Thursday, May 16th.

Tiësto delivered one of his high-energy sets as attendees were treated to the larger-than-life visual spectacle. The Hakkasan Grid is the largest kinetic light installation of its kind, extending 30 feet and weighing in at 12,000 pounds.

Photo credit: Powers Imagery, LLC

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"The nightlife industry requires constant evolution and excellence, and we pride ourselves on consistently rising to this challenge and providing our guests with unforgettable, transformative experiences," Hakkasan Group Vice President of Entertainment James Algate had told EDM.com last month. "We’re thrilled to yet again push the boundaries of nightlife with the new Hakkasan Grid."

Find Hakkasan Nightclub's full entertainment schedule and all other information here.

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Malaa and JACKNIFE Throw Down on Latest Track "Revolt"

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 18:57

The visual pairing is in-your-face gold

The French masked lord Malaa is back with his second release of the year. He's joined forces with Australian electro house producer JACKNIFE to deliver "Revolt." If this doesn't make your face scrunch and head bob, you may need to check your pulse. The release features visuals by Nicolas Caeyers that encapsulate the in-your-face energy the two DJs throw down on this epic track. It's released today on Premiere Classe Records

"Revolt" is dripping with pounding synths and slapping bass beats. It has the perfect amount of percussion to get you going with those distorted vocals. Malaa and JACKNIFE lend their unique sounds to create a dark club track that is going to kill it in both the clubs and festival circuits. 

Malaa has been dominating the underground dance scene for years now, always wearing his iconic balaclava onstage to mask his identity. He's worked alongside Skrillex, Diplo, DJ Snake, and of course, Tchami, who's label Confession has housed dozens of his EP's and singles. You can catch the masked madman at EDC Las Vegas this weekend, as well as The Brooklyn Mirage and Freaky Deaky

JACKNIFE came up after a slew of successful releases on Insomniac Records, Kannibalen Records, Armada Music and Pinnacle Collective. The Aussie producer has made a name for himself pushing progressive stylings. He's supported Diplo, Bro Safari, Zeds Dead, Dr. Fresch, Jauz and many more.  His latest release, the Bladed Black EPwas highly received and proves this is going to be a big year for the young producer.

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The Bloody Beetroots and Ephwurd Release High-Octane Track "Wildchild"

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 18:46

This is the first single off The Bloody Beetroots' forthcoming album, Heavy

Just last month The Bloody Beetroots celebrated the 10-year anniversary of their legendary track "Warp" with Steve Aoki. Today, they are back to give the fans some more in-your-face electro with the help of Canadian producer Ephwurd on the single "Wildchild." This is the first single off The Bloody Beetroots' forthcoming album Heavy, set for release June 14th. 

"Wildchild" definitely has elements of the duo's classic style but they bring it up to 2019 by throwing in more of a bass house vibe. It's high energy throughout and doesn't let you take a breather before throwing another bass assault. The top hat pin in the background makes this feel right at home.  Festival stages are sure to be blasting this all season long. 

We haven't heard an album from the famed Italian artists since 2017 with the release of The Great Electronic Swindle. The effort showed a different side to TBB, featuring a heavy rock influence. Though we don't have much information on the Heavy EP that is set to be released this year, we should expect a turn up of bass. 

EPHWURD has made a name for himself in the future bass side of the EDM scene. He's worked with acts such as Major Lazer, DJ Snake, and The Chainsmokers. Earlier this year he held a dance contest for his track "Hectic" with SWAGE and EDM.com. The contest launched a one-of-a-kind shuffling competition that brought out some of the best dancers on the scene. 

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Diplo & Madonna Release Dancehall Track "Future" ft. Quavo

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 17:50

This is the first single off Madonna's forthcoming album, Madame X

Every week there seems to be something new in the works for the superstar producer Diplo. On top of being featured in the music video for Lil Nas X's chart-topping hit "Old Town Road" today, he is also dropping a song with the legendary queen of pop, Madonna. "Future" - which features Quavo, of Migos - has Major Lazer influence written all over it. It's a new-age Caribbean dancehall track that hits right in time for Summer. This is the first single off Madonna's forthcoming album, Madame X.  

The track opens with Madonna's chanting vocals and an understated piano chord. The whirling effects and bounce spice the track up and is a clear stamp of Diplo's flair. The horns are a classic dancehall addition and Quavo's verse brings it up to radio likability. It's a funky new way to hear Madonna's iconic vocals. 

As previously stated, Diplo doesn't seem to sleep. He's been keeping active with a role in the POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu movie, his new country alter-ego Thomas Wesley, and his popular new trio, LSD. He wears many hats and accelerates in all of them. There truly is no stopping this man. 

The last time Madonna and Diplo joined forces was with Sophie on Madonna's  2015 hit, "Bitch I'm Madonna." Her new album, Madame X, does not have a set release date but it will be debuted through Interscope Records. It will be the first album she has released in four years. 

H/T: Dancing Astronaut

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EVL Partners with Steve Aoki on a Neon Blueberry ENGN Shred Pre-Workout

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 17:27

Steve Aoki and EVL partner up for a pre-workout that is the perfect fit for his signature Aoki Bootcamp

Just two short years after EVL Nutrition released the original ENGN Shred energy supplement, the super-charged, fat-burning, endurance-boosting pre-workout formula made their most exciting announcement to date: a Neon Blueberry flavor collaboration with legendary DJ, producer, and entrepreneur Steve Aoki.

Bright, bold, and packing a massive kick, the Neon Blueberry ENGN Shred is the ideal fit for the ambitious and fast-paced lifestyle of Steve Aoki, who is already firmly established in the fitness space for his eponymous Aoki Bootcamp

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This isn't just a one-and-done endorsement deal, either. Not only is the ENGN Shred collaboration a perfect pairing for Aoki's signature high-intensity workout plan, but it was also named to coincide with the release of his critically acclaimed 2018 Neon Future 3 album.

In the words of EVL Nutrition's Tayler Faoro:

“What else is cool is that [Steve] was already taking our product. We wanted to do more with him, so we worked with him and came up with a flavor! He wanted to do Neon Blueberry to go alongside his album, Neon Future 3!”

With a longstanding reputation for unique collaborations outside of the endemic dance music audience, Aoki's association with EVL is a perfect example of his ability to cross boundaries and forge lasting, mutually beneficial brand partnerships. ENGN Shred is uniquely designed for the bootcamp-style workouts that Aoki has popularized, and the supplement itself has just the right amount of cachet and cool factor to keep pace with the wild and rowdy Dim Mak label boss and cake-throwing party music mastermind.

You can purchase EVL and Steve Aoki’s Neon Blueberry ENGN Shred from Bodybuilding.com for $34.99. For a limited time, the retailer is also running a deal where you can get a second tub of ENGN Shred for 50% off.

If you're an Aoki Bootcamp trainee and are looking to bring your workout game to a whole new level, be sure to give the Neon Blueberry ENGN Shred a try!

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Tep No Gives a Nod to Madonna in Sexy New Single "Like a Virgin"

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 17:06

Tep No's "Like A Virgin" on Ultra Music is a seductive and beautifully unique homage to Madonna's 1984 hit record.

Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer Tep No is a mysterious and as-of-yet anonymous alias whose music has been described as lush, subtle, seductive, and rich with emotion. A combination of sensual and nuanced songwriting paired with a distinctive knack for blissful, chilled-out production has contributed to Tep No's constant flow of top-notch, high-performing singles.

"I draw a lot of influences from really cheesy softcore porn music and Darude – 'Sandstorm,'" Tep No humorously noted when Music Crowns asked about his sources of inspiration. "That track is just great."

Boasting over 25 million online streams, six chart-topping hype machine releases, and a number of Spotify viral-charting hits, Tep No is an utterly unique rising star on the Ultra Records roster. His latest single, out today on Ultra, is a captivating homage to Madonna's now-legendary 1984 hit record, "Like A Virgin."

The record is based around the catchy and immediately recognizable "I'm feeling like a virgin" line, and is made into a certified easy listening gem through pairing Tep Lo's smooth and alluring vocals with a sublime weekend morning groove. If you're in the mood for a laid-back and emotional tune that is both calming and provocative, "Like A Virgin" is just the song for you.

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Lose Yourself in 30 Photos of Sheer Psychedelia from Lightning in a Bottle

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 16:40

They say it gets better every year and these photos are the proof.

Headed into this year's Lightning in a Bottle (LIB), most had no idea what to expect. The Bakersfield locals, the Kern County officials - heck even veteran LIB-goers weren’t sure what mysteries would unfold at the new venue. 

When the rains came and lightning struck, the event the New York Times once called "the progeny of Burning Man" showed it can put on a spectacle of a show and still take on a storm. With this year's edition of the event now square in the rearview, the future seems like a bright place for the mid-California city and for Do LaB who throw the event each year. 

Even in the new venue, the five-day event remained true to itself while living up to the promise of smaller scale than previous editions. Delivering artists like Disclosure, Flying Lotus and Khruangbin counterbalanced the decision to limit it to a more intimate gathering. More importantly, attracting such artists and their fans to visit a place where such high profile talent is rarely seen also speaks volumes about the trust artists of this caliber put in folks behind the scenes at Do LaB.

In terms of the vibe, the sprawling shores of the lake seemed to never be far away from the dance floor and the music on each stage seemed to gain personality like each was a distant friend with particular tastes, who had come to town for a visit. The Stacks, which was unveiled this year in an EDM.com exclusive, carved a home in the festival landscape to represent those who are particularly partial to drum and bass and psytrance. The fashion, the exquisite landscape, and the educational offerings continue to be a distinguishing part of the splendor that unfolds at the event. Whether you were there to revel in it all or you weren’t able to attend because life got in the way, the photos ahead offer a glimpse into the exceptional experiences that make Lightning in a Bottle such a ride.

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“Queen of Techno” Nicole Moudaber on Beats 1 One Mix [INTERVIEW]

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 15:58

A symbol of dance music strength in the face of political oppression, a global flag-bearer of house and techno, and a heartfelt philanthropist - there’s a reason why Moudaber got the “queen of techno” title.

Whether you recognize her by her hard-hitting music, her unfettered mane of hair, or her raspy voice, if you’re fond of dance music, you’ve heard of Nicole Moudaber. The often graced “queen of techno” is a worldwide phenomenon in the realm of dance music, lauded for her incendiary brand of techno, ranging from the dark and deep to the groovy and tribal.

From the world’s biggest stages at Coachella Music and Arts Festival and EDC Las Vegas to the hottest clubs like Space and DC10 in Ibiza, Moudaber knows how to work a crowd. Get a taste of what she brings to the decks as she stars on Beats 1’s weekly radio show One Mix this weekend. Expect an hour of atmospheric house and techno, with tunes from Hybrasil, Artbat, Tibo Dabo, and Malandra JR.

Tune in here, exclusively on Apple Music.
Air Date: Friday 17th May, 2019 - 21:00 LA / 00:00 NY / 05:00 UK

Moudaber’s first foray into dance music was back home in Lebanon. At a conservative time in the late ‘90s, with Syrian occupation and years of war destroying Beirut’s dance music community, Moudaber took it upon herself to kickstart the dance music revolution. Her Trashy Renaissance parties, hosted between a derelict mosque and church, drew attendees from all walks of life.

Promoting dance music parties in Beirut came to a crashing halt for the wide-eyed Moudaber when she got arrested by the Syrian police under press propaganda that she was spreading homosexuality and perversion in the city, though.

Escaping the oppressive Syrian regime, Moudaber took to London, promoting monthly nights at Turnmills for six years. She took up DJing along the way, and things really took off in 2009, when the legendary Carl Cox told DJ Mag that she was the most underrated DJ in the scene.

Cox proceeded to invite her to open for him at a small London venue in 2010. And not long after, for his shows across the world. Moudaber’s sound began to gain a worldwide audience, and her go-getter spirit continued to propel her ahead.

She launched her own label Mood Records, which has grown to be a prolific platform for rising techno producers. Her MoodRAW warehouse parties take to cities all over the world, while her MoodZONE festival takeovers have decked the likes of EDC and BPM festival. Along with her busy touring schedule, often times playing 10 hours a night, Moudaber also hosts a renowned weekly radio show, aptly named In the MOOD, which reaches over 80 stations in 50 countries, attracting the ears of over 20 million weekly worldwide listeners.

When she’s not behind the decks, Moudaber is behind the wheel, fueling her passion for speed by often renting Ferraris and Lamborghinis on the road, while an Aston Martin V8 Vantage waits for her at home. Not to mention, she has a professional driving license, renting race tracks for whole days, learning the ropes from FIA GT champion Matteo Bobbi.

But, most importantly, Moudaber uses her platform, influence, and wealth for social good. She’s an active supporter of the Lower Eastside Girls Club, which helps at-risk girls in New York with music programs, and just last year, she launched her own charity Eleven. With it, Moudaber aspires to raise awareness of the horrific act of female genital mutilation, which 200 million women over the world suffer through, raise money to support survivors and help prevent it from happening in the first place.

A symbol of dance music's strength in the face of political oppression, global flag-bearer of house and techno, and heartfelt philanthropist, there’s a reason why Moudaber got the “queen of techno” title.

Learn more about her musical affinities, as ahead of her One Mix, Moudaber shared insights like her dream collaborator, favorite throwback track and guilty pleasure record with us.

EDM.com: First time you brought your mom to one of your shows?

Nicole Moudaber: Warmup set with Danny Tenaglia in Beirut, 2011.

The artist who inspired you to become a musician?

There are so many. If we’re talking icons - women like Madonna or Björk - strong women who did things their way with no compromise.

Go-to places for new music?

Same place as always - the dance floor!

Guilty pleasure record?

“Halo” by Beyonce.

Desert-island dance record?

“Pull Up To The Bumper” by Grace Jones.

Dream B2B partner?

These days I do triple back to backs and I’ve got to say I have my dream partners, Dubfire and Paco Osuna.

Favorite BPM?

122-130 and anything in between, depends on my MOOD.

Piece of gear you always need on the road?

My radio microphone! I have my own weekly FM radio show which I record on the road, and this is one thing I cannot ever forget!

All-time favorite festival?

Coachella.

Biggest misconception about dance music?

Drugs.

How often do you get out and have fun, and where do you go?

It’s rare for me to have a weekend off but I did go down to Egg in London a few weeks back. This venue is run by Laurence Malice who, let me be clear, is a true clubland icon. Laurence’s original club was Trade, the original London after-hours techno club almost 30 years ago, and I spent years on the dance floor. Egg is one of those clubs that doesn’t bother with press, or mix albums. The people who go there know what’s up!

City with the most underrated dance scene?

Beirut. I don’t think people realize how vibrant this city is!

Industry prediction for the next year?

Daytime parties will continue to thrive. The after party these days happens after midnight.

Best piece of advice for new producers?

I say this all the time but it’s true: only dead fish go with the flow!

Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaborator?

Madonna! She is the queen, a true powerful female icon. I’ve always loved her and totally into her new Madame X persona. It’s been years she’s commissioned a decent underground remix - Madonna, I am waiting! Seriously.

What is one of the unique experiences you’ve had backstage?

I bumped into Paris Hilton in Miami leaving Ultra Music Festival. She saw me and ran towards me bowing. We ended up sharing a ride back and had a blast. I love this girl so much.

A unique travel experience you’ve had?

The last few years have been so busy with traveling. Some weekends I hit three continents. But I did take time out in Bali recently for an extended digital detox and reset.

What's your favorite throwback track?

“Hold That Sucker Down” by OT Quartet.

What's one track that fans always lose their mind to?

The collaboration I did with Skin [of Skunk Anansie] a few years back, "Someone Like You."

What was the first album you ever bought?

Too many to mention, Led Zeppelin probably.

Name one remix that you think is better than the original.

My remix of “Give Me Luv” by Alcatraz.

What song would you want (god forbid) played at your funeral?

“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen.

What's the perfect sunset track?

Listen to my Reflections mixes on my In the MOOD radio show to find out! It depends if the sun is setting in Bali, Ibiza or somewhere else.

What song do you listen to cheer yourself up?

“Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochùn)” by River Ocean.

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Diplo, Chris Rock and More Appear in Video for "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 15:20

Lil Nas X took a story-driven direction for the music video for his unexpected hit.

A song that disrupted the recording industry to the extent that "Old Town Road" did calls for a larger-than-life video. Lil Nas X has delivered exactly that for his hip-hop/country crossover, and he brought along several high-profile friends for the ride.

It was a given that Billy Ray Cyrus would appear in the video as he contributed vocals to the single's remix - as was the case with Diplo, who brought out both artists during his unexpected Stagecoach performance. Comedian Chris Rock arguably makes the cinematic visual accompaniment with lines that set the tone for the tongue-in-cheek video. Also included are hip-hop artists Haha Davis, Vince Staples, Rico Nasty, Youngkio and Jozzy.

"Old Town Road" sparked controversy for reaching #19 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart before the complaints of country fans led to its disqualification. The phenomenon afforded Lil Nas X the kind of PR an up-and-coming musician could only dream of; shortly thereafter he was signed to Columbia Records.

Diplo appears keen on following Lil Nas X's lead. He recently released a country-inspired track called "So Long," featuring Cam, revealing that similar releases lay out on the horizon.

Stream or download "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X across platforms here.

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Oliver Heldens and MOGUAI Team Up On Summer-Ready "Cucumba"

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:48

Oliver Heldens and MOGUAI unveil a new summer future house collaboration.

Oliver Heldens and MOGUAI have an eclectic future house anthem on their hands in their new collaboration, "Cucumba." The single comes shortly following the release of MOGUAI's "Faith" with Luciana on Heldeep Records last month and just in time for both producers' festival appearances ahead.

MOGUAI and Heldens have been teasing out the track for months, and given the two have crossed paths regularly on the road as of late, it's no surprise we're finally seeing "Cucumba" get its well deserved official release. 

Speaking about the track, Heldens describes it as the sonic combination of world instruments and western melodies. Heldens himself developed the melody and entrusted MOGUAI to shape "Cucumba" with a slew of memorable synths. Overall, the combination sees the seamless stylistic blend of both producers.

Listen to Oliver Heldens and MOGUAI on their refreshing new collaboration "Cucumba," out now via Heldeep Records.

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Shaun Frank and Lexy Panterra Drop Gripping Summer Anthem "Where Do You Go"

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:29

Veteran producer Shaun Frank teamed up with Lexy Panterra for the fresh and seductive single "Where Do You Go" on Spinnin' Records.

Switching things up and diversifying his sound, Shaun Frank's new release featuring Lexy Panterra is a delightful change of pace and a great welcome to the soon-to-be summer season. Fresh from Spinnin' Records, "Where Do You Go" pairs the catch hook of a radio-worthy pop anthem with a bouncy and driving club beat. 

Bearing all the hallmarks of Shaun Frank's unmistakable melodic aesthetic and Lexy's seductive vocals, this record is a nod to the conflicted emotions of falling in love. As noted by Lexy Panterra:

“This song is for everyone who has ever been in love or infatuated with someone. We always wonder what thoughts are in their minds and we will never know. We just hope they love and are thinking about us just as much“

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Armin van Buuren Remixes the Mighty Van Halen's "Jump"

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:59

Armin van Buuren teamed up with David Lee Roth to give "Jump" an update.

Armin van Buuren's newest remix has been a highly anticipated one since it was first teased at Ultra Music Festival. Armin put his spin on Van Halen's 1984 hit "Jump," bringing the classic rock hit to the festival music main stage in an unforgettable way. 

During his Ultra Music Festival performance, Armin kicked off his main stage set with a surprise. Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth joined the producer on stage unveiling the project and performing the remix for the first time.

Roth has not been shy about his appreciation for dance music over the years. In fact, his affinity for listening to dance music over rock was made even more apparent in a comment made by Eddie Van Halen. “It’s hard, because there are four people in this band, and three of us like rock and roll," he said. "And one of us [Roth] likes dance music."

With Roth's background and appreciation for the genre, it's no wonder Armin van Buuren received his blessing on this remix effectively outfitting this classic rock anthem for the modern dance music era.

Listen to Armin van Buuren's remix of "Jump" here

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