After a stellar 2018, REZZ is back on the festival grind with new music to share. The Canadian downtempo space bass boss recently released a new single, “Dark Age,” in preparation for her new EP Beyond The Senses set to drop July 24.
REZZ is known for her cult of loyal followers and hypnotic presence. The drumming low ends pair nicely with haunting melodies curating a contrast of anxiety and power complimented nicely by mesmerizing visuals. Her new project will reportedly “exudes more depth in my songs’ melody and structure.”
To see the REZZ in action at 12:30am Sunday morning (May 19), tune into the EDC livestream below.
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NGHTMRE thrives on heavy, trap-inspired bass productions—it’s where he lives. He’s collaborated with a grip of top hip-hop talents, recently dropping a VIP edit of his A$AP Ferg collaboration, “REDLIGHT.” The Gud Vibrations helmer is also fresh off of a heavy bass posse cut with Shaquille O’Neal and Lil Jon on “BANG.”
Last year, NGHTMRE began a new label with Slander, Gud Vibrations. Since then, the label has grown a steady reputation for crafting high energy dance-floor heaters. NGHTMRE’s set, broadcasting live from the Cosmic Meadow at 1:30am PST (Sunday), will surly keep those good vibrations at high levels.
Tune into the EDC livestream below.
After playing the EDC Las Vegas main stage last night, Alison Wonderland snuck over to the art car to throw down a house only set.
Some lucky fans got to witness both sides of AW, as she worked the crowd with one of her signature sets and then delved deep into house. It’s always refreshing to hear a DJ take their craft outside the norm — and Alison is able to do so like a pro. As she’s mentioned before, she’s a BPMist.
We haven’t even gotten to the best part yet — Alison’s entire house set from the art car is online now via PornHub.
It’s eargasmic to say the very least. Just follow the link below!Alison Wonderland House Set
The secret house set I played last night has now been uploaded onto @Pornhub
If u wanna watch it go here (this is not a joke a video of my set is actually on pornhub)https://t.co/JT00soop9Q
RT FOR GOOD VIBES pic.twitter.com/wYBLqUYncY
— ALISON WONDERLAND (@awonderland) May 18, 2019
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Alison Wonderland’s Art Car EDC Set Is On PornHub (Foreal)
The future is here and so is Madonna.
The pop icon’s new song with Quavo rocks production credits from Diplo, and while she’s clearly taking notes from modern trends in popular music, Madonna refuses to lose her signature appeal.
“Future” is recognizably a Diplo song by design, with infectious rhythm and a horn section to keep the track moving. Count on Madonna for the deeper-than-surface-level lyrical performance, and Quavo to bring the flavor.
At first, Madonna’s essence seems to be a little lost in this collaborative mix, but she manages to break through. Recycling lyrics from “Don’t Tell Me,” the Madonna we all know and love proves she’s here — for now and into the future.
Madonna says of “Future” featuring Quavo, “It’s a song about the world that we live in today and the future of our civilization.”
Listen here.Madonna, Quavo – “Future”
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Madonna Enlists In Diplo For New Track “Future” with Quavo [LISTEN]
The EDC Las Vegas livestream ensures no dance music lover has to experience FOMO this weekend. Because with the livestream you’ll be transported straight to the colorful, electrifying festival grounds featuring eight iconic stages and the top names in dance music.
This year, EDC boasts four channels: all stages, kineticFIELD, cosmicMEADOW and circuitGROUNDS. An all electronic/dance music lineup means nonstop action all weekend long, so get ready. Saturday is stacked enough to be a festival lineup in itself.
Tonight, Tiësto, Kaskade, Rezz, Martin Garrix, RL Grime, Don Diablo, Chris Lake, NGHTMRE, Valentino Khan, Whipped Cream and so many more take the stage. Expect the unexpected and nothing but the very best coming through these four channels tonight into the early hours.
For an in-depth EDC Las Vegas livestream experience, be sure to check out channel 1. This is where you’ll find specially curated content including artist interviews and behind-the-scenes looks from around the festival, including art cars, Camp EDC and more.
Get locked in to EDC Las Vegas livestream right here! The party starts at sunset and you don’t want to miss it.EDC Las Vegas 2019 Livestream – Saturday
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: WATCH THE ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL LAS VEGAS 2019 LIVESTREAM [SATURDAY]
Electric Daisy Carnival has taken over Las Vegas for another amazing year — and it’s only just getting started.
Last night, Alison Wonderland, David Guetta, deadmau5, Excision and many more took the stage at the beloved music festival. EDC Las Vegas is all about bringing the very best and not holding back. 4B, Salvatore Ganacci, Excision and more showed us exactly what they’re made of.
Whether you’re just getting caught up from Friday night, or want to relive these moments — we’ve got you. Listen to some of the best sets from EDC Las Vegas 2019 (so far) below and tune in tonight to see all the action go down live.
The livestream starts up again Saturday evening at 6:30 pm local time.EDC Las Vegas 2019 Live Sets (Friday) 4B Alesso Alison Wonderland David Guetta deadmau5 Deorro Elephante Excision Gorgon City & Camelphat i_o Salvatore Ganacci
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Relive EDC Las Vegas 2019 Live Sets from Alison Wonderland, deadmau5, Alesso & More
Above & Beyond wowed the crowd at EDC Las Vegas with their incredibly passionate set last night. One particular moment stood out from the rest, as they premiered a brand new collaboration with the amazing Seven Lions.
It was immediately obvious these legends were playing out some new material, but when Seven Lions’ logo flashed on the screen it became apparent what everyone was witnessing live for the first time. EDC Las Vegas is the perfect testing grounds for new music and they delivered some serious magic.
Seven Lions previously remixed Above & Beyond‘s “Sahara Love” to utter perfection. It was only a matter of time before they teamed up together on a collab.
Watch here!Above & Beyond x Seven Lions
— ⋆ ᑲᶸɴ EDCLV ⋆ (@happy__jacks) May 18, 2019
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Above & Beyond Drop Amazing Collab with Seven Lions at EDC Las Vegas [WATCH]
Stereo Underground, born Yariv Etzion, has always been somewhat of an enigmatic talent despite his far-reaching influence. A co-founder of Israel’s BPM College, now one of the country’s premier musical institutions, Etzion and echoes of his expertise are already present among the thousands of students he’s taught over the years. It wasn’t until 2009, however, that he began shining a light on his productions under his current alias.
Now, a decade-long track record of excellence in the house arena has led to the mysterious artist’s most expressive project to date: The Art of Silence. The album marks his first foray into longform composition, and unveils Etzion’s stoic pedagogy across its 11 tracks.
The Art of Silence lands on the distinguished Australian imprint, Balance, setting expectations high for the unencumbered debut. Stereo Underground demonstrates he’s here to rise to the challenge, offering up a spacey, cinematic record meant to be savored, to be paid attention to. Its haunting, ambient opener “Flying Glow” toys with empty space, as the title suggests. Sparse soundscapes are punctured by dissonant notes that hit the ears at different angles, making for quite a textured piece despite its minimalism. It catalyzes a deeply contemplative mindframe—a theme that persists through the considerable length of the album. The Art of Silence is certainly evocative of the lonesome, countryside setting within which it was written.
Etzion’s penchant for precise aural architecture enters as the album builds in intensity. No element feels jarring; emotions swirl. “Above the Sea of Fog,” for example, feels a bit wistful and nostalgic, perhaps bearing images of young love or carefree childhood reverie. According to Etzion himself, the track was inspired by a painting of a similar name, created at the height of the Romanticism movement. Its warm, analog synths and cinematic arrangement feel fitting in any case. “Echoes,” inspired by Pink Floyd, is psychedelic doused in subtle melancholy, illustrated through its minor key and undulating, legato notation. “Wanderlust” feels like an adventure, taking listeners on a 7-minute ride that emulates the excitement one gets when traveling to new places.
Ultimately, the album is an introspective, aural meditation. Stereo Underground takes his audience with him as he reflects on his own life and place in the world. In doing so, The Art of Silence urges his fans to do the same.
Order a copy of ‘The Art of Silence,’ out on Balance, here
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.Follow Claude VonStroke
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.FOLLOW EDC LAS VEGAS:
Skrillex is playing EDC Las Vegas tonight!
The high profile producer is nowhere to be found on the official lineup, but there’s always room for a surprise. Yesterday, EDC founder Pasquale Rotella teased a “surprise set” from “someone who hasn’t played EDC in a longgg minute!”
Skrillex, who is obviously well overdue for an EDC set, is about to fill in. Here’s your proof…
“Spare an hour?” he just echoed on Twitter. But we already know the deal has been sealed.
With Skrillex on the verge of releasing a couple bodies worth of new music, we’re excited to hear where this goes. Keep your eyes and ears locked on the livestream and hope Skrillex makes an appearance.
The “surprise set” goes down tonight at 10:30 PM at circuitGROUNDS.
Skrillex @ EDC Las Vegas 2019 Confirmed.
Spare an hour? @PasqualeRotella
— Skrillex (@Skrillex) May 18, 2019
Saturday SURPRISE SET!! Someone who hasn’t played EDC in a longgg minute! I’m HYPED! circuitGROUNDS Saturday>10:30
— Pasquale Rotella (@PasqualeRotella) May 17, 2019
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Skrillex Is Playing EDC Las Vegas TONIGHT [DETAILS]
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.View the original article to see embedded media.
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.Follow DESTRUCTO:
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.Follow NERVO
Few moments are more sacred than the reprieve Saturday night provides from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a feature dedicated to “doing the night right” was born. Saturday Night Sessions are set around energizing mixes meant to get the party started. New or old, each episode has one cornerstone thing in similarity: they serve as the perfect backdrop for the weekend pregame.
Every artist has a unique story when it comes to their foray into music. Some come into notoriety carrying out their lifelong dream of becoming an artist and others stumble into the career accidentally. Tim Wu, who is more popularly known as DJ and music producer Elephante, found himself sitting alone in a music studio at 25 through neither of these paths. He admits that, would he have been able to go back and tell his 16-year-old self that he would end up becoming a DJ and music producer, he wouldn’t have believed it.
Wu grew up an avid John Mayer fan, which ultimately inspired him to play in bands and write songs that he would perform on the acoustic guitar at local showcases in his hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Music has always been an incredibly big part of his life, but Tennis ultimately landed him at Harvard University where he played and locked in a career in consulting after graduation. When he wasn’t at his consulting job, Wu discovered electronic music production, and he became hooked. The more he produced music, the more miserable he became at his job to the point where he quit. He was so concerned about his parent’s reaction that he spent over a year lying to them about the decision to became a full time musician.
He reminisces on telling his parents he had stopped working as a consultant to pursue music, stating, “I think they were mostly confused, and obviously worried. Like what do you mean you’re gonna be a DJ? Can you get healthcare doing that? But at the end of the day, I think they knew how unhappy I was and that it was something I had to do, and were mostly just hoping I didn’t get hooked on heroin or something. I mean, can you imagine moving to a different country, working your ass off your whole life to give your kids a better life, and then having said kid tell you they were quitting their job to be a DJ? I would have murdered me. Now though they are super stoked – I brought them on stage for a couple shows and fans were asking for pictures with them and stuff, so I think they get a kick out of it. My mom still reminds me every time we talk not to do heroin though.”
The rest is history with Wu’s production career, although those who are familiar with the producer’s music would hardly be surprised to learn that Wu’s artistry grew out of his love of songwriting as a teenager. In a world where commercial crossover releases dominate the charts, Wu has found a way to bring vocals front and center in his releases without producing a stream of three note drops that leave the vocals and vocals alone to differentiate one track from the next. His body of work spans for folky “Come Back For You” featuring Matluck to beautiful “Catching On” featuring Nevve.
Wu recently released his own cover of “Shooting Stars,” which is the second release he has put out with his own vocals. Wu speaks about the decision to utilize his own vocals on his music, noting, “I was a singer-songwriter before I started producing music, so I’ve been singing for forever. But it was really important that my voice was the right one for the song, and I wasn’t just singing it for vanity’s sake. If someone else could sing it better, I’d have them do it instead.”
Those who have seen Wu perform live will recognize his rendition of the track, which has been cut in and out of his live performances since he made the cover in 2014. Now that he has begun to release music with his own vocals, Wu has developed a stream of covers that he will be putting out over the next few months.
Wu gives fans insight into his decision to utilize his own vocals, which is a decision more producers have seemingly been making over the past few years thanks to artists like Calvin Harris and The Chainsmokers singing on their own original releases. He states, “Especially after The Chainsmokers had so much success with Drew singing – there were a bunch of DJs who were like ‘oh I can sing too,’ and some really can, and others were like… should you though? And I wanted to make sure I wasn’t just doing it for the sake of it. Producing the songs I sing feels somewhat different, just because I know I always can go back and change the line.”
2019 will be a big year for Wu, who notes he has multiple projects in the pipeline. For now, he is still inducing euphoria through his live sets and original releases, including a high energy and genre-bending Saturday Night Session that takes listeners through a dynamic journey. When asked what kind of a Saturday night the mix is going to get listener’s ready for, Wu states, ” The best Saturday night of their life!!! You were planning on taking it easy, but instead you listen and are inspired to go out and you meet the love of your life and go get pizza with them and on a whim buy Powerball tickets and you win a billion dollars. That kind of Saturday night.”
Where do you draw inspiration from when you sit down to produce music? Can you give us some insight into your creative process?
Honestly, sounds and melodies and lyrics kinda just pop into my head at random times, sometimes in the shower, when I’m about to fall asleep in a hotel, when I’m listening to music or reading or whatever. I have no idea where exactly it comes from though. I’ve learned to write down or record a voice memo any time one of these little moments strikes, so by the time I’m sitting down in the studio I have a bunch of ideas that I’m excited to work on. Once I’m there, it’s all about just really diving in an exploring that idea – I’m always asking myself what comes next? What would be cool with this? I try to work away from the computer as much as possible – playing piano, jamming on guitar, writing/drawing in notebooks, whatever. And I just try to keep finding that next little cool moment, that next little sound, and then on the good days I come to 8 hours later and something exists that didn’t before. On the bad days the voices in my head are silent, and it’s like well, guess I’ll try again tomorrow.
“Glass Mansion” was your first time singing on one of your songs, and rumor has it you’ll be doing this more often moving forward. Were you nervous at all to jump into also being a vocalist? Does producing a track with your own vocals feel different than producing a track with someone else singing on it?
I was, but for different reasons than you’d expect. I was a singer-songwriter before I started producing music, so I’ve been singing for forever. But it was really important that my voice was the right one for the song, and I wasn’t just singing it for vanity’s sake. If someone else could sing it better, I’d have them do it instead. So it took a long time for me to write a song that I knew I absolutely had to sing, and really feel confident in that, and “Glass Mansion” was the first time I was like, ‘I have to do this.’ Especially after The Chainsmokers had so much success with Drew singing – there were a bunch of DJs who were like ‘oh I can sing too,’ and some really can, and others were like… should you though? And I wanted to make sure I wasn’t just doing it for the sake of it. Producing the songs I sing feels somewhat different, just because I know I always can go back and change the line, or change the phrasing or whatever, which can actually be kind of a negative. But over the years I’ve gotten better at understanding what works and really building the song around the vocals, whether it’s me or someone else, and not just slapping a beat over an acapella.
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Yes, eating almond butter out of the tub. I’m doing that right now actually.
When you aren’t touring, what does a normal day in your life look like?
Ideally I’ll play some pickup basketball in the morning, then eat and hit the studio. I fucking love the studio. It’s what I’d want to do even if I wasn’t making a living doing it. You know how when you’re a kid you have things that you had to finish your homework before you can do, and that’s the thing that gets you through the day? That’s making music for me. It’s so much fun I’m still kinda baffled that I get paid to do it.
You have a really interesting story- you went to Harvard, got a consulting job, and then quit to pursue music full time. You didn’t tell your parents that you quit for a while though. How did they react when you first told them, and how do they feel about your career as a musician now that you’ve become so successful?
I think they were mostly confused, and obviously worried. Like what do you mean you’re gonna be a DJ? Can you get healthcare doing that? But at the end of the day, I think they knew how unhappy I was and that it was something I had to do, and were mostly just hoping I didn’t get hooked on heroin or something. I mean, can you imagine moving to a different country, working your ass off your whole life to give your kids a better life, and then having said kid tell you they were quitting their job to be a DJ? I would have murdered me. Now though they are super stoked – I brought them on stage for a couple shows and fans were asking for pictures with them and stuff, so I think they get a kick out of it. My mom still reminds me every time we talk not to do heroin though.
What is one thing your fans don’t know about you?
I’m allergic to bees? And dogs and cats and horses and pretty much anything with fur. Which sucks cuz I love dogs. Can’t have it all.
What kind of a Saturday night is your Saturday Night Session mix going to get listeners ready for?
Best Saturday night of their life!!! You were planning on taking it easy, but instead you listen and are inspired to go out and you meet the love of your life and go get pizza with them and on a whim buy Powerball tickets and you win a billion dollars. That kind of Saturday night.
The No. 1 song by Lil Nas X, “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, couldn’t have settled with any music video. It had to be a star-studded, cinematic production such as this featuring an indulgent cast and western-themed satisfaction.
The rhinestone cowboy, Lil Nas X starts out riding west in 1889 when he falls down a rabbit hole, thrusting him into the unforgiving streets of 2019. Billy Ray Cyrus is there with a sick ride, Diplo makes an appearance in their band, and these outlaws get themselves into some pretty ridiculous situations.
Chris Rock saves the day with some much needed comic relief, making for arguably the best moment of the music video. We all know the song, so Lil Nas X, Billy Ray and the gang brought us another layer to the story. To be honest, watching it all play out is a lot of fun.
Watch “Old Town Road” in all its glory right here.Lil Nas X – Old Town Road (Official Movie) ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Lil Nas X Enlists In Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo, Chris Rock & More for “Old Town Road” Music Video
Pasquale Rotella, the mastermind behind EDC Las Vegas and the rest of Insomniac Events wasn’t as festival-ready as he would have liked to be last night. He needed a totem.
As u/Shadynasty shares on Reddit, the legend spotted their group’s totem out of the crowd. Not only did he stop to admire it and take a photo, he bought it off them for a cool $200. We’re not sure how much it cost to construct the totem, but it sounds like a good deal for everyone involved.
This is amazing and all, but commenters are wondering more about the totem. u/Shadynasty describes, “A 9foot PVC pipe with a 16ft string of led lights. I made a 12v power supply out of vape batteries. This thing was bright as fuckkkkk, remote included!”
Only at EDC.Pasquale Rotella @ EDC Las Vegas 2019
Photo via aLIVE Coverage for Insomniac
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Pasquale Rotella Loves EDC Attendee’s Totem So Much He Buys It On The Spot [PHOTO]
With another chapter of EDC Las Vegas underway, Dancing Astronaut looks back at a watershed moment in the festival’s 20+ years running: Anna Lunoe and Alison Wonderland taking the main stage for ransom in 2016. They were the first solo female acts to do so.
Lunoe, known for her unorthodox—looney, if you will—strain of house and club stylings, isn’t necessarily your run-of-the-mill main stage artist; she herself attested the notion in an interview with EDC organizers at Insomniac shortly following the momentous appearance. Nevertheless, the OWSLA-aligned, Australian-bred Lunoe dug deep into her HYPERHOUSE crates for what proved a scene-altering set under the Electric Sky, despite some minor sound interference from the festival’s audio techs letting the opening ceremony music bleed in. But Lunoe, sleep-deprived and still acclimating herself to brand new CDJs, bulldozed through the accidental interruption like the tireless talent she’s proven herself to be behind the decks for over a decade.
Another culturally disruptive (for the better) Aussie and classically trained cellist, by the name of Alison Wonderland, further solidified the long-time-coming female ferocity sweeping over EDC, taking the main stage under her more-than-adept wing that Sunday. The melodic/experimental trap talent’s indelible legacy amongst women in dance music is still ever-blossoming. In 2018, she took home the highest paycheck in Coachella history to be issued to a female DJ, following her Sahara Tent performance, which amassed over 20,000 awe-stricken spectators. An outspoken advocate for mental health, Wonderland also secured an auspicious cover story this year for Billboard, wherein she traced her often tumultuous rise to EDM superstardom, and accredited music as her most vital vessel for forging human connection.
Here’s to these two torrentially talented tastemakers—as well as all the other convention-confronting women in dance music carving out a path for the often-overlooked female talent across the globe. Though the path is still largely untrodden, as Wonderland this year serves as the only female act on the main stage roster. The EDC Vegas side stages want for naught, however, as some of the most in-demand women in dance music (and acts in general), including REZZ, TOKiMONSTA, and Amelie Lens are effectively offsetting the overwhelmingly male 2019 makeup.
NBA Hall-of-Famer turned touring DJ, Shaquille O’Neal aka DJ Diesel, is the centerpiece of a new TNT docu-series, Shaq Life, about O’Neal’s life after basketball.
The series, produced by The Content Group, will give fans behind-the-scenes content of the four-time NBA champion’s life after retirement, which includes Vegas DJ sets, touring, commercial and film work, various appearances, being a business owner of his Big Chicken restaurant, and his five kids.
“Over the years, I’ve had many endeavors outside of sports but never this many all at once,” O’Neal said in a statement. “I’m ready to bring viewers along for the wild ride that is my life.”
O’Neal will soon embark on his “Summer of Shaq” tour after bringing back his Fun House carnival event to Miami Music Week. He released a single with NGHTMRE and Lil Jon, “Bang,” earlier this year, and he’s set to play sets with some of bass music’s heaviest hitters after being the special guest at Lost Land 2018. He also recently signed a residency with Wynn Nightlife as DJ Diesel.
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Yesterday marked the first day of 2019’s EDC Las Vegas. An estimated 150,000 people filed into the Las Vegas Motor Speedway between 7pm to 5:30am last night, making this easily the biggest EDC Las Vegas in history. Updated stage from kineticFIELD to cosmicMEADOW to bassPOD kept the scenery looking fresh, and acts like i_o, Skream b2b Rusko, Alison Wonderland, deadmau5, and more kept fans’ attention all night long.
Unfortunately, some choose to use the festival as an opportunity for more nefarious deeds. Las Vegas Metro police report making 25 felony arrests on night one of the festival on unspecified charges. Two more people were arrested for misdemeanors charges and one misdemeanor citation was issued, police said. No arrests were made for DUI or gross misdemeanors.
This is actually good news, however, as even fewer people were arrested on night 1 this year compared to last year when fewer people attended the festival overall.
Information about medical calls, unfortunately, was not immediately available to local news outlets.
Night 2 of EDC Las Vegas begins tonight again at 7pm. Remember to stay hydrated, look out for your friends, and have fun.
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Festival season is upon us and whether your music tastes are more in line with Coachella or Stagecoach — we should all be able to agree that these events should be a safe space. However, that’s far from the reality for many attendees.
“This guy walked past me. (He) touched my lower back and butt area really fast. Those little instances, you almost question yourself because you know it isn’t OK, but it was so small, you feel like you can’t say anything about it.” – Rosie Makinen, 21
“I think that’s what the problem is. It has become normalized and guys think it’s fine if they do it, and it is just unacceptable.”
Of the 323 women surveyed who attended either Coachella or Stagecoach, approximately 15 percent experienced sexual harassment. That number includes those who received “unwanted groping or touching,” like in Makinen’s case.
This year, Goldenvoice introduced a new anti-harassment/anti-assault policy to help promote a safer experience for festival goers. However, most of these women affected didn’t hear of the policy and didn’t realize there were safe spaces for victims to go to deal with such distress.
Often times at music festivals, we’re in close quarters with others in the crowd. It’s important to be aware of our surroundings and respectful of each other’s personal space. Change starts with us as individuals — but as a community, we can do better.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: REPORT: One In Six Women Sexually Harassed At Coachella & Stagecoach