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Lollapalooza’s Big Return Helped Usher In A New Festival Season [REVIEW]

Latest from Your EDM - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 15:22

words by Dani Deahl

 

As Lollapalooza’s gates opened on Thursday morning, the air was filled with fizzy excitement. Whoops rippled through the throngs of fans decked out in jewels, body glitter, and other adornments as the rush moved toward the main entrance. One attendee triumphantly thrust his vaccination card aloft as he yelled “Summertime Chi!”

Like hundreds of other live events, Lollapalooza was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. And, like hundreds of other live events that rescheduled for 2021, uncertainty hung in the air beforehand, despite the city’s insistence that the show would go on. And go on it did.

Precautions were put in place — attendees had to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results upon entrance every day while artists had to provide attestation letters in advance — but many remain concerned about crowds with hundreds of thousands of unmasked people. One Chicago Tribune reporter tweeted that “Fake COVID-19 vaccination cards are 100% a thing at Lollapalooza in Chicago.”

(For its part, the city maintains that there are no plans to shut Chicago down again. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said, “We’ve been able to open but do it with care because of the vaccinations.”)

this photo from lollapalooza is giving me so much anxiety omg pic.twitter.com/68POnvE9X3

— no context jeff (@thecultureofme) August 1, 2021

Almost all were more than happy to comply with the added regulations. Lollapalooza says it only turned away about 600 people who showed up without paperwork on Thursday, a fraction of the day’s attendance.

It’s not surprising as the anticipation building up to the return of Lollapalooza was palpable. The iconic Chicago festival has been a staple for over 30 years and is a rite of passage for music lovers and acts alike. It’s famous for any number of things, including its location in the middle of the city which provides breathtaking views of the skyline (and cute photo ops in front of Buckingham fountain).

Over time, Perry Farrell’s brainchild has blossomed into a pop-up city within a city, replete with (depending on the year) opulent gifting suites, tucked away forests dotted with hammocks, and even a Red Bull gaming stage, where Ninja streamed on Mixer with acts like Madeon.

That last example might show just how diverse Lollapalooza has become over the years. It’s rooted in rock, but fans of just about any genre can get their fix and wander off their musical path to discover something new.

Dance in particular has its own separate and seminal history with Lollapalooza. The festival launched Perry’s Stage back in 2008 in order to give the genre a dedicated space. That first year in a tiny white tent, it hosted names like Willy Joy, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, and DJ AM. Since then, the likes of CRAY, Alesso, Rezz, Shiba San, Seven Lions, and Duke Dumont have performed on Perry’s as the stage itself exploded in both size and production.

Now with the behemoth stage a mainstay, the dance audience gets the best of both worlds at Lolla: a top-notch experience with plenty of pyro, Co2, and fireworks, and the perfect location to stake as home base for the week. While dedicated hip-hop fans likely did the 15-20 minute trek across Grant Park many times to bounce between headliners, dance fans didn’t have the same worry as the genre is mostly contained to Perry’s. Camping out at Perry’s also affords the bonus of being relatively close to lockers, mobile charging, food, beer stations, and restrooms, a five-peat that can’t be said about many other locations across the festival’s expansive grounds.

This year, fans of dance were treated to heavy-hitters like Jauz, Alison Wonderland, and Grammy-nominated KAYTRANADA on Perry’s, alongside buzz-worthy up-and-comers like Moore Kismet, Wenzday, and Blossom. And, like some previous iterations of Lollapalooza (Daft Punk and Deadmau5 come to mind), dance was the mainstage event two nights, with headliner slots doled out to Marshmello and Illenium.

Among the dance artists, there was a wholesome sense of glee while on stage. For most acts, Lollapalooza was the largest event they had played since the pandemic took the music industry to its knees and snatched away live shows about a year and a half ago. For Alison Wonderland, in particular, the fest marked her first show on US soil in over a year. Within that context, Lollapalooza wasn’t just a festival, it was hope.

That sense of relief and gratitude was perhaps underlined best by Jauz’s set introduction, which began with an acapella of Eminem’s “Square Dance.” The singular line “It feels so good to be back” echoed out over the field at Perry’s to swells of cheers. Then, the Roland Clark acapella of “Glad You’re Home” kicked in over a house beat. “Hello my friends,” says Clark, “It’s been so long since I’ve seen your faces. I miss you so much.”

Other notable moments included Marc Rebillet (affectionately known as “Loop Daddy” because of his Boss RC-505 Loop Station) running in large circles on stage in a silk robe leading the crowd in a “fuck Jeff Bezos” chant, Twista making a surprise appearance with YehMe2 to perform “Overnight Celebrity” during Brownies & Lemonade All Stars, and Dr. Fresch goading the Limp Bizkit crowd to smash Wes Borland’s guitar to pieces. Because, sure.

Aside from the music, there was an interesting but noticeable shift: Perry’s, for the first time, is no longer called Perry’s. This year, web-scale blockchain company Solana got in the mix, rebranding the stage as Perry’s x Solana. As part of the integration, Solana built a digital Lolla NFT Marketplace with limited edition NFTs (non-fungible tokens) for purchase. NFTs on sale include a 1-of-1 NFT of the original 1991 Lollapalooza poster priced at $9,999, and 25 NFTs of Steve Aoki throwing cake during his Friday night set priced at $999.99 each. If those prices make you dizzy, there are plenty at lower prices, and even some that can be claimed for free.

Celebrating the return of live music with a cake to the face. Own this moment now at the #Lolla NFT Marketplace. @steveaoki

NFT by Transition Ninja. pic.twitter.com/QmUVpJ1Gzu

— Lollapalooza (@lollapalooza) July 31, 2021

At the end of four days, when people would normally be exhausted, beaten down by Chicago’s summer humidity and the sheer amount of physical exertion spent darting from stage to stage for hours at a time, there was instead a lightness. 

Ultimately, the festival’s storied history combined with the excitement of fans and musicians dipping their toes back into live events made this year’s Lollapalooza feel like a collective emotional reunion. Albeit one that’s complicated, and understandably so. As one of the skyscrapers lining Grant Park’s border reminded fans through lit-up windows at the end of each night: “#VACC TO LOLLA.”

 

Photo via Shea Flynn

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Martin Garrix Announces Release Date of New Collab With G-Eazy and Sasha Alex Sloan

EDM.com - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 15:06

"Love Runs Out" is officially set to hit streaming platforms after rampant speculation about its collaborators.

Martin Garrix's illustrious list of collaborators just added two more monster names.

After a period of rampant speculation on Reddit surrounding a new single with two big-name artists, the Dutch EDM wunderkind has confirmed an upcoming collab with renowned singer-songwriter Sasha Alex Sloan and hip-hop superstar G-Eazy. The track, dubbed "Love Runs Out," will drop this Friday, August 6th via Garrix's own STMPD RCRDS banner.

G-Eazy is no stranger to electronic music scene, releasing music with Dillon Francis, SG Lewis, Marshmello, and more. Sloan, on the other hand, is perhaps best known in dance music circles for her remarkable vocal work on songs by ODESZA, Kaskade, Kygo, and ILLENIUM, among others. An esteemed solo artist, she released her debut album Only Child to critical acclaim in 2020.

Considering Garrix's collaborative discography, fans are safe to expect an electronic-pop record as opposed to the festival-oriented sound of his early years in the dance music landscape.

With the new collab Garrix is set to reinforce his reputation as one of the most coveted crossover producers in the electronic music space. His tracks with Bebe Rexha ("In the Name of Love") Dua Lipa ("Scared to Be Lonely") and Usher ("Don't Look Down"), among many others, continue to stand the test of time on their way to generational anthem status. It's tough to believe he's still only 25. 

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K-HAND, ‘First Lady Of Detroit Techno’ Has Passed Away at Age 56

Latest from Your EDM - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 14:53

Detroit house and techno legend K-HAND has passed away at age 56.

Kelli Hand’s death has reportedly been confirmed by her agent, following multiple posts from close friends on social media. However, the cause of death has not been disclosed.

Recognized as “The First Lady Of Detroit Techno” by the City of Detroit, where she was born and raised — K-HAND paved the way for Black women in the industry. She first came onto the scene in the 1990s and was hailed for being the first woman to release an electronic music record before techno gained wide popularity.

Over the years, K-HAND stayed active, notably making her presence known in 2015 with her Boiler Room Detroit DJ set, which features much of her own music and can be streamed below. She established her own label UK House Records, rebranded as Acacia Records, and continued releasing music well into 2020.

K-HAND will undoubtedly live on through her music and legacy.

Rest in peace.

K-HAND Boiler Room Detroit DJ Set

 

Sources: Metro TimesDJ Mag, The Guardian | K-Hand Press Photo by Marie Staggat

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Detroit House and Techno Pioneer K-Hand Dead at 56

EDM.com - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 14:46

Dave Clarke, Ellen Allien, and many more have paid tribute to the late techno legend, who was officially dubbed "the First Lady of Detroit" by City Council.

Legendary Detroit DJ and electronic music producer K-Hand has died at the age of 56.

According to Detroit Metro Times, K-Hand, whose real name was Kelli Hand, is hailed as being "the first woman to release an electronic music record before techno grew into an international fascination."

In summer 2017 Hand was officially dubbed "the First Lady of Detroit" by City Council for her pioneering contributions to techno and house music, as well as her "skills within a male-dominated industry." She was awarded the city's Testimonial Resolution, a biographical certificate that lists the accomplishments of a person or organization.

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The year prior, she was a recipient of the Spirit of Detroit Award along with fellow techno music legends Carl Craig, Jeff Mills, and Kevin Saunderson, among others. The award is presented to any person, event, or organization for "outstanding achievement or service to the citizens of Detroit."

Many figures in the electronic music world paid tribute to Hand, who founded the venerated Acacia Records label.

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A cause of death has not been revealed. We at EDM.com express our sincere condolences to the family, fans, friends, and loved ones of K-Hand.

WE ARE FURY return with ‘Remember’ featuring emlyn

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 14:33
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It’s been nearly one full year since WE ARE FURY‘s debut album, DUALITY, was released, and Joachim Speidel and Stuart Brookes of the Canadian duo are finally back with a fresh new single featuring emlyn. “Remember” is a powerful bass tune with a “groovy, nostalgic” sound complemented by vocals from the Los Angeles-based emlyn. Know for their rock, dance, and alt-pop roots, Speidel and Brookes continue to go against the grain with their newest venture, “was written around the same time as our album, but it didn’t get finished until a year later,” according to Brookes.

WE ARE FURY first came to be in 2016 with the release of their aptly named debut single, “Fury.” Since then, they’ve released their debut EP Signal Fires, which includes their biggest hit to date “Demons,” remixed Illenium’s “Lost,” and released the Seeking Blue-backed DUALITY. Stream “Remember” below.

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Excision plots Paradise Blue destination festival in Cancún, Mexico

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 14:29
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Between his Lost Lands festival in Thunder Valley, Ohio, Bass Canyon at Washington’s The Gorge, and his recent two-day Reunion show, Excision is well-accustomed to putting on festivals for his head banging fan base and now, they can do it for the first time in all-inclusive fashion. Come April 29 – May 1, 2022, Excision will take to Cancún, Mexico for the inaugural installment of his brand new destination festival, Paradise Blue.

In classic Excision fashion, the lineup features three sets from Excision himself along with appearances from Ace Aura, Au5, Dion Timmer, Ray Volpe, Sullivan King, Trivecta, and Wooli, to name just a few. View the staggering lineup in full below and secure tickets here.

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Kyle Walker replants on Repopulate Mars for long-awaited ‘Zilla’ EP

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 14:20
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If anyone has been in the crowd for a John Summit set throughout 2021 so far, there’s been a more than likely chance of hearing a then-unreleased ID from Kyle Walker and VLTRA (IT). For a second time this year, Walker is going through Lee FossRepopulate Mars to not only unchain his Zilla EP’s highly awaited title number, but also a B-side and C-side that come together to round out his three-part project.

Sampling Pharoahe Monarch’s 1999 hit, “Simon Says,” Kyle Walker brings in Italian brace VLTRA (IT) to tip-toe the lines between hip-hop royalty and tech-house mastery on one of the most in-demand tracks of late. Walker stands unaccompanied on Zilla‘s latter pair of offerings, with both “Sass” and “Desolate” serving out their own respective warmth of refined tech-house, making for a fully stocked care package of live weapons as the show circuit only continues to come back to life.

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Janee, Faith make anything but ‘Mistakes’ on melodic STMPD RCRDS encounter

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 14:18
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After stepping out from behind one of STMPD RCRDSmost sought-after releases at the beginning of May, Janee has returned to Martin Garrix’s label for a sophomore showing. When 19-year-old Argentinian producer Faith heard “Can’t Let You Go” play just before his own production during Martin Garrix Radio 349, he disclosed that a lightbulb went off in his head, suggesting that a meeting between himself and the budding Belgian moniker was in order.

Wind the clock forward just under three months, and the two have formally introduced their house music merger “Mistakes,” signaling Faith’s first-ever appearance on STMPD RCRDS. Anything but “Mistakes” are made on Janee and Faith’s debut pairing, flowing freely between the minimalist, melodic branding of house that the two respective sides have embraced, with the one-off hopefully pointing to another joint undertaking in the not-so-distant future.

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Jerro is ‘Coming Home’ with debut This Never Happened album’s first extension

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 14:15
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Jerro has remained a familiar face on This Never Happened for close to two years, and he’s now adding his name to the Lane 8-directed label’s cultivating record of full-length LPs from this year alone, including Sultan + Shepard, Massane, and most recently EMBRZ. Jerro’s debut outing Coming Home—which he spent ideating throughout the start of the year—is slotted for arrival on October 1, with its first of 11 album constituents dispersing alongside the project’s public disclosure.

“Presence” was an ID that earned everyone’s full attention during every single playback of the label captain’s “Summer 2021 Mixtape” tracklist, introducing itself as the second of 21 originally unnamed productions. Coated with a serene, palatable layer of polished melodic house, “Presence” firmly places a towering bar of production excellence for the remaining Coming Home entrants that will see the light of day within the next two months.

Super proud to announce that my debut album ‘Coming Home’ will be released on October 1ste via @TNHlabel ❤❤

I’ve put so much love and hard work into this, and I can’t wait for you to hear it!! ????

Special thanks to @Lane8music and the whole TNH crew !! Pre-save in bio ❤ pic.twitter.com/WuILzXULat

— Jerro (@jerromusic_) July 27, 2021

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Jack Back is back: Guetta talks alias’ larger creative significance, first release of 2021 [Interview]

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 14:14
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What happens when David Guetta gets time off?

The trajectory of David Guetta’s career has been the stuff that aspiring producers’ dream of—a climb to dance music’s highest summit, still consistently topping charts at 53 years old. One might imagine that taking a break from touring as one of the world’s most distinguished international sensations would allot for some time to stop and smell the roses. Although this might be true, for Guetta, these roses come in the form of sonic innovation—an entire garden of it.

Guetta has produced more global triumphs in the past two years than most producers could dream of distributing in a lifetime. “Right now in the UK, I have like two records in the top 10 and four in the top 40, which is completely crazy,” he told Dancing Astronaut.

This begs the question, what comes after this level of success?

“It’s so hard not to be a slave of your own success,” Guetta said. “I had a moment that, instead of the happiness and the positivity and the passion of going to the top, it was more like the fear of falling from the top to the bottom, and that’s an extremely negative energy…At some point I was really tired of this and obviously feeling the pressure…I resolved that I just want to do something that makes me he happy, and I’m going to.”

Most recently, this pursuit of happiness has found Guetta reinvigorating his Jack Back house music alias with “I’ve Been Missing You” alongside GUZ and Ferreck Dawn. Although the track is Jack Back’s first release of the year to date, Guetta has steadily sent productions to streaming platforms under the alias since 2018, making appearances on labels such as Defected and Toolroom Records.

Side projects like Jack Back, or his underground collaborative effort with MORTEN, future rave, offer Guetta a creative licensure free of formulaic tendencies, he explained:

“It’s very inspiring for me also to have these multiple identities, because I can always be creative without being formulated…that’s what happens when you always [do] the same thing, you start to use the same sound banks, the same concepts, and then it becomes a little bit less interesting for people and also for you as an artist.

I feel completely free creatively…Some of it is going to be a big commercial success. Some of it is not going to be a commercial success.”

But Guetta’s motivation to produce music was never built around the concept of commercial success, anyway. Taking stock of the fact that he began his career at a time when the phrase “professional DJ” didn’t exist, Guetta made music simply because he enjoyed it—not because he was seeking to recreate another industry figure’s apex.

“I didn’t have really an example of someone that would be that big in front of me, so anything that was happening was only a blessing…I never knew I could go that far,” he said.

Using the joy and excitement that he derives from making music as his guiding light, Guetta takes a nearly hedonistic approach to producing music, and surmises that when he loves the music, so do his listeners.

“I’m trying to constantly have fun…this way I’m always excited, and I feel like when I’m excited, the people are excited too.”

Stream Jack Back’s returning single, “I’ve Been Missing You,” below.

This transcript has been edited slightly for clarity and readability

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Diplo Announces Four-Day Cabo Experience With Gorgon City, Duke Dumont + More

Latest from Your EDM - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 14:02

Less than 24 hours after Excision announced his destination festival in Cancun, Diplo has revealed a four-day Cabo experience for his house-leaning label, Higher Ground.

With headline performances taking place at The Me by Melia Resorts and Hotel from Feb 17-21, 2022, the event will unite lovers of deeper shades of dance music from all over the world for a four-day experience showcasing the Higher Ground label in an intimate and entirely new format.

Additional performances soundtracking the four-day event will include Australian-born house star Sonny Fodera, silky UK house icons Gorgon City, British house music DJ and producer Duke Dumont, Manchester production duo Solardo, legendary genre-crossing hitmaker Paul Woolford, beloved modern house phenom VNSSA, rising star John Summit, tech house producer GW Harrison, beloved party starter J.Phlip, Los Angeles house artist J. Worra, London based house and techno duo MANT, innovative genre-bending producer Melé, and more to be announced.

Travel experiences for Diplo’s Higher Ground Cabo will include a four day, four night stay at The Me and a variety of additional 4* and 5* hotel options, along with access to all parties, performances, and outdoor activities. Monthly payment plans are available in the lead up to the event with a $30 deposit and at no additional interest. Pollen Presents also offers a COVID-19 Money Back Guarantee making the event 100% refundable if it is cancelled or rescheduled due to COVID-19.

More information on rooms and prices can be found on the Pollen Presents website.

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​Murlo reveals dystopian story behind new EP ‘Unearth’

Latest from MixMag - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 13:51

The artist has also dropped a ‘funghi identification kit’ to go alongside the project

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Watch ILLENIUM Bid Farewell to a Career Chapter in New Concert Documentary

EDM.com - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 13:48

ILLENIUM has since announced an upcoming tour in support of his latest album "Fallen Embers."

"It's definitely been a fucking journey," said ILLENIUM just before stepping on stage for his momentous "Trilogy" show last month.

After three album installments and five years of a distinct creative vision, the world-class electronic artist was preparing to move on. But first, he decided to plan a party—and a big one at that—touching down in Sin City for a massive concert at Allegiant Stadium. 

Documenting the journey from ILLENIUM's Colorado studio to the stadium stage is a new short film by longtime members of the producer's photography and videography team. Directed, shot and edited by Nainoa Langer, with additional footage by David Nguyen, the documentary blends bittersweet nostalgia with overwhelming euphoria in engaging cinema verité.

The project is still your typical concert documentary, with footage of the "Triolgy" show making up five of its 13 minutes. In this case, though, the format is a virtue. It truly captures the unique community ILLENIUM's music has fostered over the years. 

There are few artists in the genre that would convince an audience to sign up for a three act, four hour-long show. Yet the diversity of ILLENIUM's discography and his impact on his fans is undeniable and unmatched. The short film explores this phenomenon—and electronic music more generally—at its finest, complete with world-class stage production and headbangers. 

"I think 'Trilogy' right now is needed for people," ILLENIUM reflected in the doc. "I think whether people have connected with me over Ashes, over Awake, over Ascend, or any of my new songs, I think everyone is needing a community. Everyone is needing friendship and love—just this place to feel safe."

ILLENIUM performs at Las Vegas' Allegiant Stadium for his "Trilogy" concert.

In addition to the film's release, ILLENIUM has announced a fall tour in support of his fourth studio album, Fallen Embers. Released July 16th, the record represents a new chapter for him, acting as a pursuit of new creative inspiration and expression.

"The music I’m creating right now is a total blend of my earlier melody-focused EDM with rock, coming from the drums and guitar I started to add," ILLENIUM told EDM.com last year. "It’s exciting because I feel like I kind of exhausted the super soft, straight future bass sound, and I was looking for something new."

ILLENIUM's "Fallen Embers" tour kicks off October 1st in Boca Raton. It will then hit some of the most well-known venues in the country, including Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit, and Navy Pier in Chicago. The tour wraps December 11th after a two-night run in Minneapolis. You can buy pre-sale tickets now with the password EMBERS.

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EDM.com Presents The Heat Check 007: Mersiv, Liquid Stranger, Yheti, Lab Group and More

EDM.com - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 13:40

Stop in for The Heat Check, a monthly go-to list for the hottest and most incendiary tracks to emerge from the bass, dubstep and freeform scenes.

In modern bass, dubstep and trap music, listeners and tastemakers are always chasing the next big track to blow crowds away at a festival stage. EDM.com Presents The Heat Check is a list of the most ear-catching, incendiary, and ‘fire’ tracks that emerge from the bass and freeform scene.

“Floating Underwater Above the Clouds” - Mersiv

Mersiv kicked off his debut album campaign by forging a new world through sound. The Colorado-producer unveiled his first single, "Floating Underwater Above the Clouds," which is accompanied by this music video designed by Joseph Allen. The track represents the "Pretty" single off Pretty Dark Loud, showcasing the uplifting, scintillating side of his production style.

“Snow Melt” - Liquid Stranger, LUZCID

Liquid Stranger announced his new label, SSKWAN, at the inaugural WAKAAN Music Festival in 2019. "Snow Melt" is his first submission on the imprint. The track feels sonically reminiscent of his classic hit, "Dissolve," and features fellow OG dubstep producer LUZCID.

“Aubade” - Hex Cougar

Hex Cougar is known for his electric drops and atmospheric builds, and he fully unites them here for an electric new single. Find future bass clashing with dubstep-infused trap for an emphatic result.

“Nightmares” - sumthin sumthin

Eclectic electronic producer sumthin sumthin continues to carve a lane of his own with his latest single, "Nightmares." The red, eery visual accompaniment add a dramatic touch to the ethereal synth and vocal samples, which lead the listener into a pungent, glitchy drop.

“Cold” - Raucous

"Cold" opens with an eery atmosphere to signal the grungy feel provided by up-and-comger Raucous. This one exhilarates with a neo-trap, bass-heavy drop.

“New Perception” - Yheti

Yheti dove deep into sonic exploration on his latest EP, Noetic Sunrise. "New Perception" is a low-key gem that fits the brooding sunset artwork. Listeners travel through a moody soundscape that offers introspective moments.

“Nightshift” - Lab Group (Charlesthefirst, Supertask, Potions)

Bass music supergroup Lab Group—comprised of Charlesthefirst, Supertask and Potions—finally teamed up for a full length project. This one showcases Charles rapping as hawk. while Supertask crafts an alluring bassline and trap feel.

“HI-TECH” - 1788-L

1788-L wastes little time on "HI-TECH" in letting fans know what raucous energy he plans to bring on upcoming music. This one offers more house-y BPM, albeit glitchy, thumping beats that draw comparisons to Justice's productions style.

“Migi” - Tsuruda

If you like getting down with the underground, Tsuruda has the perfect track for you. "Migi" rattles eardrums with a vibrating bassline accented by trap vocals.

“Steady Steppin” - Josh Teed

Violinist turned producer Josh Teed has created an adventurous, island vibe with "Steady Steppin." His world bass collaboration with Bastion immerses listeners in steel drums and a celebratory euphoria.

Honorable Heaters:
"Right About Now" - SULLY
"Cavern Dub" - Shlump, SubDocta
"Peach Smoothie" - DMVU
"NOISE FLOOR" - ALEPH
"Babayaga" - Esseks
"Infinity" - Sam Lamar
"Wasted" - Eugene
"Are We Dreaming?" - Kaivon
"Alive" - OBLVYN
"Bone Dust" - A Hundred Drums

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New Artist Spotlight: Aman Jagwani Electrifies Jazz With New Album, ‘This Place’

Latest from Your EDM - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 13:39

It’s almost a foregone conclusion at this point that when an artist comes from Berklee College of Music in Boston, their work is going to be excellent, if not flawless. Producer, percussionist and composer Aman Jagwani might be one of the youngest artists with the Berklee pedigree who’s still technically in the schools production and percussion programs and whose work is quickly gaining recognition in the EDM world.

Now working out of his hometown of Goa, India, Jagwani has continued his studies with Berklee remotely and has also managed to put together his second album, This Place in the same fashion. Composing the tracks, designing both the analog and digital drums and coordinating all the collaborating musicians can’t have been an easy feat but This Place seems nonethelss effortless with its heavily syncopated rhythms, jazzy, lofi ambient sound design and absolutely flawless trumpet, vocal and piano melodies.

Unlike Jagwani’s debut album Essentially Entangled, which is more classically jazz fusion and also mostly live, This Place brings the listener to a whole different…well, place. With its focus on fusing composition styles between jazz and electronica. Landing somewhere in the center of jazz fusion, lofi electronica and trip hop, this album is as close to an antithesis of the first one while still being technically jazz-based.

There’s also a lot more collaboration on This Space than on Essentially Entangled. Along with vocalist Anubha Kaul lending her smooth, smoky yet pitch-perfect sound to every track and contributing to the overall vibe of the album, Jagwani also conscripted the likes of trumpeter Jason Palmer, flugelhorn player Milena Casado and pianist Ron Cha, who also debuted his vocal skills on the album.

Along with the technical prowess clearly displayed on This Place, and the cool, soulful, electronically produced take on jazz, what really stands out is the album’s emotional weight. Jagwani built his reflections on, and potential benefits of, healthy disassociation into each song on the album.

The album name, ‘This Place is a pun on the word, “displace,” conveying the idea of how everyone has the power to displace from the mental, physical, emotional or any place they are in to their ideal place or state of mind. Each of the songs also conveys this idea in its own way. 

So it turns out that This Place is also Jagwani’s musical happy place, and it’s likely to be a happy place for a lot of listeners as they discover this beautiful, contemplative and genre-bending album. It will be interesting to see if Jagwani continues on this electrified jazz path for his next projects, as this is only his second solo venture and everyone knows Berklee artists have the skill and diversity to go wherever they want. That said, if This Place is where he’s ostensibly starting his career, which is to say a place of technical mastery, emotional depth and an excellent command of beat composition, it’s almost unimaginable the heights he can hit. The EDM scene should count itself lucky if he decides to stay.

This Place is out now and can be purchased or streamed on a number of different platforms by clicking here.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: New Artist Spotlight: Aman Jagwani Electrifies Jazz With New Album, ‘This Place’

Martin Garrix Announces Release Date of New Collab With G-Eazy and Sasha Sloan

EDM.com - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 13:34

"Love Runs Out" is officially set to hit streaming platforms after rampant speculation about its collaborators.

Martin Garrix's illustrious list of collaborators just added two more monster names.

After a period of rampant speculation on Reddit surrounding a new single with two big-name artists, the Dutch EDM wunderkind has confirmed an upcoming collab with renowned singer-songwriter Sasha Sloan and hip-hop superstar G-Eazy. The track, dubbed "Love Runs Out," will drop this Friday, August 6th via Garrix's own STMPD RCRDS banner.

G-Eazy is no stranger to electronic music scene, releasing music with Dillon Francis, SG Lewis, Marshmello, and more. Sloan, on the other hand, is perhaps best known in dance music circles for her remarkable vocal work on songs by ODESZA, Kaskade, Kygo, and ILLENIUM, among others. An esteemed solo artist, she released her debut album Only Child to critical acclaim in 2020.

Considering Garrix's collaborative discography, fans are safe to expect an electronic-pop record as opposed to the festival-oriented sound of his early years in the dance music landscape.

With the new collab Garrix is set to reinforce his reputation as one of the most coveted crossover producers in the electronic music space. His tracks with Bebe Rexha ("In the Name of Love") Dua Lipa ("Scared to Be Lonely") and Usher ("Don't Look Down"), among many others, continue to stand the test of time on their way to generational anthem status. It's tough to believe he's still only 25. 

You can pre-save "Love Runs Out" here.

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Electronic Dance Music Terms You Need To Know

Latest from One EDM - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 12:53

Electronic dance music or dj music as it’s commonly called is a relatively new term being used to define music made specifically for DJ applications. DJs are individuals who not only play and mix music live music for parties, clubs, bars, or any venue, but also mix and master recordings for other individuals who may …

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The Beauty Of Fast Electronic Dance Music

Latest from One EDM - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 12:49

Fast electronic dance music was a big part of the 1990’s and a major driving force behind concerts, parties, clubs, and artist albums. Electronic dance music (EDM) was closely allied to hip hop and house music genres. It was often confused with pop music characterized by smooth vocals and guitar melody. It was also frequently …

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Busta Rhymes, Ice-T and others attend memorial for Biz Markie

Latest from MixMag - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 12:35

The private gathering took place in New York on Monday

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Adventure Club Drop “Safe With Me” with Soar & Luma Off Upcoming ‘Love // Chaos’ Album [LISTEN]

Latest from Your EDM - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 12:32

Adventure Club have unleashed their highly-anticipated melodic dubstep collaboration with Soar and featuring Luma, “Safe With Me.”

Exhilarating synths dance throughout the euphoric production, along with a resonating kick-snare combo as the song’s lyrics celebrate inner peace and finding solace with a loved one. “Safe With Me” pulls at our heart strings, featuring orchestral elements and traces of future bass, revisiting previous Adventure Club soundscapes while also breaking new ground.

So far in 2021, Adventure Club have unleashed “Anywhere” with ARMNHMR and HALIENE, “You’ll Never Be Alone” with Kaivon, and now “Safe With Me,” with Soar and featuring Luma. Joining 2020 releases, “Already Know” with Said The Sky & Caly Bevier, “Rebellious” with Yuna, “Next Life” with Crankdat & Krewella, “Back to You” with Sara Diamond, and “High Like This” with Squired & Dia Frampton.

Out now on Ultra Records, “Safe With Me” continues this series of recent releases, all leading up to Adventure Club’s full album drop. Their sophomore album Love // Chaos is “right after Lost Lands,” according to a post from Leighton James in the group’s Superheroes Anonymous Facebook group. He also shared the tracklist which you can view below.

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Adventure Club x Soar – Safe With Me (ft. Luma)

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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Adventure Club Drop “Safe With Me” with Soar & Luma Off Upcoming ‘Love // Chaos’ Album [LISTEN]

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