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Socially distanced event series Further to start in Amsterdam

DJ Mag - Sun, 06/07/2020 - 20:54
DJ Bone is curating a series of limited capacity nights in the city

3D Digital Festival J2v to Feature Richie Hawtin, Maya Jane Coles, Maceo Plex, and More

EDM.com - 32 min 41 sec ago

J2v Virtual Festival is shaping up to be an otherworldly livestream experience.

Junction 2 is taking the livestream event space to another world. Their 3D digital festival concept, J2v Virtual Festival, recently dropped a lineup that will see many of the top underground dance music tastemakers taking to the event's virtual stages in a mind-bending six-hour broadcast.

J2v will be transporting fans to an entirely different plane of existence—one characterized by abstract virtual geometry. Now listeners journeying through the free-form virtual universe will have an appropriate soundtrack to match. Adam BeyerAlan FitzpatrickÂmeAnastasia KristensenANNA, Bart SkilsDaniel Avery, Effy, Eris Drew, Joel MullMaceo Plex, Maya Jane Coles, Octo Octa, Richie HawtinSAMA', Saoirse, and Shanti Celeste will be taking to J2v's three virtual stages, which are titled The Console, The Vault, and The Hex. Fans will have the ability to navigate the gridlines of this techno-centric festival from stage-to-stage, catching their favorite artists while communicating with fellow festival-goers in a dedicated chat room.

Standing in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, J2v Virtual Festival, which was originally scheduled to commence today, June 6th, 2020, has been postponed for the time being. In an official statement shared via the festival's website, organizers at Junction 2 said they intend to announce the rescheduled date "when the time is right."

J2v will be fundraising to support the Care Workers Charity, Refuge, The Outside Project, and The Trussell Trust.

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Diplo Confirms Thomas Wesley "Chapter 2" In Recent Interview

EDM.com - 42 min 8 sec ago

If you thought the recent Thomas Wesley record was a one-off, you'd be mistaken.

Last week, Diplo dropped a star-studded country music album under his Thomas Wesley alias. The chart-topping producer was feeling more than a little bit country, having enlisted some of the biggest names in the genre to help make it happen. Zac Brown, Thomas Rhett, and Orville Peck are just a few of the artists who appeared on Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil

Diplo recently sat down with Rolling Stone to unpack the experiences that brought the album to fruition and, in the process, the producer confirmed a second chapter is "a hundred percent" on the way.

Diplo dove headfirst into the country music scene with his remix of the record-breaking original "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X. Although "Old Town Road" skyrocketed to prominence in part through meme culture, Diplo stated that he's not here to make "meme country." In fact, he sees his album as an opportunity to authentically engage country and dance music listeners all at once.

"I don’t want to make a joke album," Diplo told Rolling Stone. "I don’t want to make 'Cotton Eyed Joe,' which… I loved it. I’m not trying to make meme country, you know? The songs are great. If you take everything off, the production of it, they’re just great songs you could sing with an acoustic guitar.

That genre-less, barrier-breaking attitude is perhaps best exemplified by the song "Dance With Me," featuring Rhett and Young Thug, which can't help but grab your attention just by looking at the title alone. "That one is the one I think people look at that and think, 'OK, this is gonna be some kind of industry plant, some totally thrown-together piece of crap,' or they’ll be intrigued by it because it doesn’t make any sense," Diplo said. "It makes zero sense. Me and Thomas and Ryan Tedder wrote it and we were like, 'Actually, this is kind of cool, but what are we trying to accomplish here? What are we actually trying to do? Are we trying to break some barriers and shake things up? If that’s the case, let’s get a fuckin’ really crazy feature on this.'”

One thing that's clear is Diplo's country music career is anything but smoke and mirrors. Diplo stated that he is trying to get a second chapter out before the end of 2020. You can have another listen through Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil below.

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Habstrakt and MARTEN HØRGER Collide on Bass House Heater "Ya Think"

EDM.com - 52 min 11 sec ago

These two are a perfect match.

French house mainstay Habstrakt has teamed up with German maestro MARTEN HØRGER for "Ya Think," out via Monstercat

"Ya Think" is an unstoppable bass house heater from front to back. Distorted sirens and crisp snares lead listeners into a winding build-up filled with ominous samples. The catchy pre-drop vocal acts as a gateway into a commanding bassline and screeching synths that are fine-tuned to get listeners moving. Both Habstrakt and MARTEN HØRGER's unique flair can be identified throughout the duration of "Ya Think," making this a proper addition to both artist's catalogs. 

Habstrakt's grimy, cinematic sound has found its way all around the dance music world, releasing on dubstep-influenced labels like Never Say Die as well as house-focused imprints like Spinnin' Records. In 2017, he released his unforgettable collaboration with Skrillex, "Chicken Soup," as well as his widely popular track with Dombresky, "Antigone." The French producer has been on a roll this year, as he has released "Free," Es Isso" with Asdek, and "Show Me" since January.

MARTEN HØRGER's discography has remained consistently impressive since the start of his career. In 2018, he dropped his two-track Hands Together EP via Tchami's CONFESSION imprint, which included his hit "You Don't," a joint effort with frequent collaborator Neon Steve. He teamed up with Neon Steve again in 2019 on "WE'RE BACK" as well as "On The Move" earlier this year.

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Enter Tomorrowland’s “Sound of Tomorrow” DJ Competition Here

Latest from Your EDM - 1 hour 8 min ago

Are you the next Sound of Tomorrow?

Tomorrowland has launched its Sound of Tomorrow DJ competition in search of next up talent. Entrants are asked to prepare a 20 to 25-minute festival-ready performance that’s “bold, vibrant and daring.” The official rules suggest, “pack as much into that time as possible.” Enter by June 10th for consideration.

Tomorrowland and Fedde Le Grand will be looking for mixes that are inspired by passion and the festival’s core values of friendship, love and unity. The four best DJs will throw down live across Tomorrowland’s social media channels and battle it out in front of a global audience and a legendary panel of DJs.

The winner will be given the opportunity to play at Tomorrowland 2021 and release a remix on Fedde Le Grand’s label, Darklight Records.

Learn more and enter here — and good luck!

GUYS! You have until 10th of June to upload your mix on https://t.co/3m51HsTT96 #soundoftomorrow #PepsiMAX #Tomorrowland pic.twitter.com/tRVLxfUwcs

— Fedde Le Grand (@feddelegrand) June 5, 2020

 

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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Enter Tomorrowland’s “Sound of Tomorrow” DJ Competition Here

Todd Terry Reimagines His 2016 Hit "Can U Dig It"

EDM.com - 1 hour 15 min ago

"Todd the God" is back, and wants to know one thing.

Todd Terry, the man known for defining the New York house scene of the '80s, is back to ask one simple question—"Can you dig it?" He first asked back in 2016 on Defected Presents House Masters - Todd Terry and is now back to remix "Can U Dig It" for 2020. The legendary sample king throws down as only a master of his stature can, with a pumping new rendition to brighten up your day. 

Terry cuts back on the original 7-minute track, removing the original vocal samples and replacing them with one from the 1979 film The Warriors, in which the leader unites all the tribes of New York City as one to prove there is strength in numbers during a revolt. This strategic substitution presents a clear message Terry is sending during our nation's current state of affairs. He also reworks the beat, upping the four-on-the-floor structure with an infectious bassline and brief cuts of disco-inspired orchestral samples that make it feel like we're traveling back in time. 

Without "Todd the God," house music wouldn't be what is today. The Grammy Award-nominated Terry began his career in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York, where he made a name for himself melding hip-hop and Italian disco during his sets, something that no one was doing during that time. When Chicago house was on the come-up in the mid-'80s, he switched over and led the scene in his region with his unique method of incorporating samples into his tracks. His style has gone on to be an influence for many of the house artists we see in this day and age. The "Can U Dig It" remix is the latest release off Terry's Freeze Records, the label he created back in 1992 with William Socolov.

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Excision, KSHMR, & More Donate Samples To Cymatics’ Black Lives Matter Charity Pack

Latest from Your EDM - 2 hours 1 min ago

Excision, KSHMR, Dirty Audio, Henry Fong, Riot Ten, Trizzy, Bricks, VindataLeah Culver, Dion Timmer, Graves and many more producers have teamed with Cymatics to raise money for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Excision shares in the post below: I’ve joined with @cymaticsfm to release a sample pack with 100% of the proceeds going to 3 charities that benefit the cause – Black Lives Matter, the NAACP Fund, & Campaign Zero. Please show your support by picking up this pack from myself, @dion_timmer, & many other amazing artists! 

The goal is to raise $100,000 for the Black Lives Matter movement and spread awareness against the corrupt actions of the justice system nationwide. Learn more about the following organizations or donate directly here:

The Hearts Charity Sample Pack – Vol. 2 is out now. Get it!

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I’ve joined with @cymaticsfm to release a sample pack with 100% of the proceeds going to 3 charities that benefit the cause – Black Lives Matter, the NAACP Fund, & Campaign Zero. Please show your support by picking up this pack from myself, @dion_timmer, & many other amazing artists! Link in bio.

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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Excision, KSHMR, & More Donate Samples To Cymatics’ Black Lives Matter Charity Pack

Universal details role of new social justice taskforce, donates $25 million

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - 2 hours 6 min ago
Universal details role of new social justice taskforce, donates $25 millionLA Portests

Universal Music Group chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge announced the major label would develop The Task Force for Meaningful Change co-chaired by executives Ethiopia Habtemariam and Jeff Harleston. This was of course spurred after worldwide protests due to the killing of George Floyd on May 25 by the former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin.

The global music corporation sent a memo to staff on Thursday, June 4 with the following excerpt obtained by Billboard,

“Task Force for Meaningful Change (TFMC) was created as a driving force for the ongoing fight for equality, justice and inclusion. We are charged with reviewing the company’s commitment to addressing and promoting tolerance, equality, and elimination of bias, within UMG, the music community and the world at large. It is our mission to identify the gaps and deficiencies and to strengthen UMG’s plan with new initiatives.”

Jeff Harleston is the Def Jam interim chairman and CEO while Ethiopia Habtemariam is the Motown Records president and Capitol Music Group executive VP. There are 30 other UMG employee members under the new task force.

To start, UMG put aside $25 million for what they’re calling a change fund that will be invested across six areas of focus: aid/charitable giving, global, internal/institutional change, legislative/public policy, partners, and programming/curation. The memo puts an emphasis on this being a first wave with more action to follow.

H/T: Billboard

Featured Image: Charley Gallay

Make no mistake—dance music is born from black culture. Without black creators, innovators, selectors, and communities, the electronic dance music we hold so dear would simply not exist. In short, dance music is deeply indebted to the global black community and we need to be doing more. Black artists and artists of color have played a profound role in shaping the sound and culture of dance music and now more than ever, it is necessary for everyone in the music community to stand up for the people that have given us so much. Dancing Astronaut pledges to make every effort to be a better ally, a stronger resource, and a more accountable member of the global dance music community. Black Lives Matter—get involved here:  

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Lockdown Livestream Guide 012: Black Lives Matter

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - 2 hours 14 min ago
 Black Lives MatterThe Show Must Be Paused Unity Header

For episode 12 of Dancing Astronaut‘s Lockdown Livestream Guide, things are going to be a bit different.

While this weekly feature is typically a compilation of livestreams that are slated for the upcoming weekend, this week’s guide will be comprised of past livestreams from black artists only to highlight the impact black culture has on the entire dance and electronic music community.

While compiling the various past livestreams from quarantine, it truly shows dance fans how impactful black culture, artists, and curators have been in being the guiding force behind the entire genre. From Carl Cox to 12th Planet with MK and Idris Elba in between, the black community is present and influential in all subgenres of dance and electronic music, demonstrating the need for all dance fans to stand with the global black community during this critical time. In addition to past live streams, a few additional sets from pre-quarantine have been included from leading black figures in dance/electronic music who have not participated in livestream. It is important to recognize and highlight just some of the efforts of Green Velvet, Black Coffee, Honey Dijon, and Jeff Mills among others in this section despite these sets being a little older.

Check out the below streams and stand with us in supporting the greater Black community during the Black Lives Matter movement.

Re-watch Live Streams

Make no mistake—dance music is born from black culture. Without black creators, innovators, selectors, and communities, the electronic dance music we hold so dear would simply not exist. In short, dance music is deeply indebted to the global black community and we need to be doing more. Black artists and artists of color have played a profound role in shaping the sound and culture of dance music and now more than ever, it is necessary for everyone in the music community to stand up for the people that have given us so much. Dancing Astronaut pledges to make every effort to be a better ally, a stronger resource, and a more accountable member of the global dance music community. Black Lives Matter—get involved here:  

Black Lives Matter

My Block My Hood My City

National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Program

Black Visions Collective

Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Legal Defense Initiative

The Bail Project

The Next Level Boys Academy

Color of Change

Committee to Protect Journalists

MK puts his own house spin on Katy Perry’s ‘Daisies’ [Stream]

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - 2 hours 20 min ago
MK puts his own house spin on Katy Perry’s ‘Daisies’ [Stream]MK Area 10 Pool Party Ibiza Spotlight Ibiza 2019

Right now, surely one thing the entire universe needs it seems is some certified groovy house music. Luckily the master himself, MK, has seen fit to provide. Dealing out his tried and true formula of rhythmic piano chords and searing vocals, the appreciating legend chose to remix Katy Perry‘s recent “Daisies” for his latest output.

Lyrically honing to Perry’s common themes of empowerment and courage, her latest anthem of self-confidence flows even better over MK’s four-on-the-floor beat. Perry teased the track on Twitter last month, including the hopeful addendum “We will dance even if it’s at home!” Read the tweet and stream the full track below:

Some of u with sharp ears caught a glimpse of this remix earlier this week ???????? Major thanks to @MarcKinchen for kicking off the first #Daisies dance party of the summer… we will dance even if it’s at home! ????????????☀???????? https://t.co/8A7MT0lieN pic.twitter.com/89T3c7UuhO

— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 29, 2020

Make no mistake—dance music is born from black culture. Without black creators, innovators, selectors, and communities, the electronic dance music we hold so dear would simply not exist. In short, dance music is deeply indebted to the global black community and we need to be doing more. Black artists and artists of color have played a profound role in shaping the sound and culture of dance music and now more than ever, it is necessary for everyone in the music community to stand up for the people that have given us so much. Dancing Astronaut pledges to make every effort to be a better ally, a stronger resource, and a more accountable member of the global dance music community. Black Lives Matter—get involved here:  

Black Lives Matter

My Block My Hood My City

National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Program

Black Visions Collective

Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Legal Defense Initiative

The Bail Project

The Next Level Boys Academy

Color of Change

Committee to Protect Journalists

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Bassnectar Commits $100,000 To Five Activist Organizations Over The Next Week

Latest from Your EDM - 2 hours 58 min ago

Electronic artists whose careers were made possible on the backs of contributions from the black community are giving back to black activist organizations in the wake of nationwide protests over the past two weeks in response to the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police. Eric Prydz, Marshmello, and more have already given, and now frequent activist Bassnectar is also giving.

We’re all deeply affected by the current events surrounding racial injustice and police brutality. And while we are upset and disturbed, we are also incredibly inspired to participate and eager to be a part of the solutions.

We want to pause another week on anything music related, and continue to focus on engagement, education, and activism – and we want to invite you to join us, get involved, and find out how you can participate.

Over the next week, the Bassnectar team will be donating $100,000 across five different black activist organizations: Black Lives Matter, Color Of Change, Campaign Zero, The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, & Media Justice.

In addition to the donations, he pledges to explore various themes related to each organization over the next week:

  • Empowerment: Racial Equality + Anti-Racism
  • Social Justice: Solidarity & Unity
  • Education: Communication, Information & Truth
  • Demanding Change: Reform, Policy & Oversight
  • Activism: Organization, Engagement & Protest

You can read his full statement below.

Our team is sending out love, advocating for unity, and standing in solidarity with all who are a part of the BLM…

Posted by Bassnectar on Friday, June 5, 2020

 

Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Bassnectar Commits $100,000 To Five Activist Organizations Over The Next Week

Apple Disables & Tracks Looted iPhones

Latest from EDMTunes - 4 hours 21 min ago

Apple has disabled and tracked stolen iPhones, after seeing rioters looting several Apple stores in the United States.

Rioters looted Apple stores in Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia. The company has had to close several of its stores in the United States, in addition to having placed security fences around others.

Tim Cook ordered the closing of stores to take care of the safety of employees and customers. He also requested employees remove all display devices. However, by this time, phones, computers, tablets, and accessories had already been taken in the aforementioned stores. What did the company do about it?

The company disabled all stolen iPhones from the many stores it has in the United States. Then Apple tracks the devices and warns the thieves. The screens emit a message in which they ask the user to return the device to the stolen store, in passing, and thus the authorities have been notified.

Apple disables stolen iPhones

“Please return to Apple Walnut Street,”. This device has been disabled and is being tracked. Local authorities will be alerted.”

iPhone Message

Although looters think first of throwing the iPhone, Mac, or iPad in the trash rather than surrender to the police, Apple hopes they have a little virtue and bring the devices back.

Nah son I swear to god I’d be heated ???????????? pic.twitter.com/RoFxHV1lLm

— josh (apex male) (@onlyfanobtainer) May 31, 2020

Forbes says they had the technology but they had never put it into action. They created the Software tool specifically for these occasions when Apple stores are targeted by looters.

Apple disables stolen iPhones and delays stores aperture too.

Unfortunately for Apple, this is not the only damage they are going to repair. The protests have left most of its stores completely ruined, with broken glass, a collapsed building, and various justice issues painted on the wall.

And that this happens just when many stores are going to reopen after COVID-19Lockdown generates a lot of uncertainty around the companies. As the country deteriorated into mass-chaos and looting over the weekend, Apple CEO Tim Cook offered some words of consolation to Apple employees.

“I have heard from so many of you that you feel afraid — afraid in your communities, afraid in your daily lives, and, most cruelly of all, afraid in your own skin,” Cook wrote. “We can have no society worth celebrating unless we can guarantee freedom from fear for every person who gives this country their love, labor and life.”

Tim Cook

It’s sad that these lawless rioters have marred protests about an important issue. Hopefully, things will change positively.

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Digital Mirage Postponed In Support of Continuing Protests

Latest from EDMTunes - 4 hours 47 min ago

Proximity and Brownies and Lemonade postponed a new edition of Digital Mirage. In order to support the Black Live Matters initiative, the online festival changed its date. The festival will take place between 12th and 14th of June

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since some people are being silent today, let us make some noise

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Proximity and Brownies and Lemonade, the companies behind the festival, agreed on a postponement. They share the opinion that it is not the right moment to hold a digital festival. In their opinion, the Black Lives Matter movement and the current state of the country require all the attention and Digital Mirage decided to fully respect the initiative by moving the festival dates.

Digital Mirage’s organization will also spend time educating on the injustices in the country and using their platform to improve the situation. In addition, all the earnings from the festival will be donated to the Equal Justice Initiative and Color of Change. It is in fact a great gesture in a difficult moment in the country.

In the first edition of the digital festival, Digital Mirage raised over $300,000 to benefit the Sweet Musicians Relief Fund. However, the lineup for this second edition is even bigger. It includes artists like A-Trak, Baauer, Boys Noize, San Holo, NGHTMRE, Oliver Heldens, or Kaskade. You can register for this event in this link

Digital Mirage postponeLineup of the postponed edition of Digital Mirage

In conclusion, Digital Mirage will be back very soon, but it must postponed out of respect for the social justice movement

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Don Diablo and His Album ‘Future’ – Two Years Later

Latest from One EDM - 8 hours 46 min ago

After reading this, you are definitely going to go on a Don Diablo listening marathon. Don Diablo is certainly a favourite amongst many people. His signature sound only but confirms him as a future legend of the industry. The Dutch producer is arguably a pioneer of the future-house genre as was one of the first …

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The Analysis of “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller

Latest from One EDM - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 22:19

To date, people have made weaves of essay examples from The Crucible. They enriched themselves in the art of expression through words and demonstration and basked in its beauty. The character analysis essay on The Crucible stems from Arthur Asher Miller’s work, a famous American playwright, essayist, blacklisted writer and controversial figure in the 20th-century. …

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Four Helpful Tips on How to Apply for Music Business Funding

Latest from One EDM - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 21:16

Having to pay for a music career is perhaps the hardest part about keeping it going. After all, musicians, labels, managers, promoters, and even agents are consistently facing the complications of having to complete a project while having to pay their own bills. How you actually acquire your music business funding and what you decide …

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