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4 Things to Look for When Choosing Between Electronic Dance Music Production Schools

Latest from One EDM - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 18:04

Some people aren’t sure whether they’d like to learn electronic dance music production if they don’t already. But even if you’ve already mastered both the keyboards and drums, percussion instruments such as the snare, bass drum, or the piano, and a solid musical background, you can still learn electronic dance music production. This style of …

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Vicetone Release ‘No Rest’ and Announce Debut Album Via Monstercat

Latest from EDMTunes - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 15:37

Vicetone are here with another single on Monstercat titled ‘No Rest‘ which is accompanied by a music video. In addition to the release, the duo announced their debut album, Legacy, due for release in April.

‘No Rest’ is a motivational track that comes following up their latest dark single, Shadow‘ featuring Allie X.


Vicetone kick off the track with bright and uplifting strings, which end upon the vocals entering alongside light synth stabs. From there, it takes a motivational turn through the catchy moments and riser. The chorus combines all the elements with an infectious rhythm, reintroducing the strings. Overall, it’s a concoction of shimmering tones and catchy hooks which Vicetone have cemented in their own manner. We’ll be looking forward to hearing the rest of Legacy when it comes out, as the duo surely has a lot in store!

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Listen to ‘No Rest’ by Vicetone via Monstercat, and watch the video below.

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W&W Remix O-Zone’s Euro Dance Classic “Dragostea Din Tei” [LISTEN]

Latest from Your EDM - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 14:49

Need a pick-me-up? W&W‘s new remix of “Dragostea Din Tei” aka “Maya Hi” aka “Numa Numa” is sure to brighten up your day with its irresistible happy hardcore energy!

The song takes listeners back to Summer 2004, when this anthem from Moldovan pop group O-Zone topped music charts across Europe. “Numa Numa” became a global sensation, a viral meme, and the song was later famously sampled in T.I.‘s “Live Your Life” featuring Rihanna.

What we’re saying is — you’ve probably heard some version of this song at some point.

W&W rejuvenate “Dragostea Din Tei” for the main stage with a theatrical and uplifting take on the quirky classic. Adding in proper dance synths and a speedy beat, the production takes flight with much nostalgia still intact.

The duo share:

We always loved that “feel good” vibe of “Dragostea Din Tei” and we think that now more than ever everybody could use that positive energy you get from listening to it. Hopefully, we can play the track in front of a live audience very, very soon and be dancing to it together with you all.

Listen here!

O-Zone – Dragostea Din Tei (W&W Remix)

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: W&W Remix O-Zone’s Euro Dance Classic “Dragostea Din Tei” [LISTEN]

WAVEDASH unveil latest album single, ‘By Any Means’

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 14:31
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WAVEDASH have unveiled their latest single titled, “By Any Means,” from their forthcoming debut album, World Famous Tour, via NGHTMRE‘s Gud Vibrations imprint.

The Texas-bred trio follow up their previously released track “Stallions” featuring fknsyd, demonstrating yet another alteration of their usual bass and synth-heavy production on their latest single. The production outfit spoke about their latest album single release stating,

“‘By Any Means’ might be a bit confusing to a first-time listener, but, to us, it serves as a stream of consciousness. An apex to the equation and the climax to ‘World Famous Tour.’ It was the first record written for [the album], being the original inspiration for crafting an album—it has an undeniable energy that screams ‘keep going.’”

“By Any Means” is the third single from WASHDASH’s upcoming album, featuring an emotional build-up of melodic elements that progresses and ultimately culminates into theatrically ethereal atmospheres, well worth multiple listens. The outro of the track ends with dubbed audio of “C’est si bon” singer, Eartha Kitt, whose words leave a sentimental resonance on the subject of love and art. Listen to “By Any Means” below.

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Listen to Steve Aoki’s six-track collaborative hardstyle EP, ‘6OKI – Rave Royale’

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 14:27
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After releasing Neon Future IV in 2020, Steve Aoki is starting 2021 strong with the release of his full 6OKI -Rave Royale EP. The new project features six releases, some of which Aoki started dropping in the latter half of 2020, mixed with a handful of fan-familiar cuts. The releases are all influenced by hardstyle, and each single brings its own distinctive spin to the genre.

Black Eyed Peas fans will notice a familiar backdrop throughout “Tarantinto” featuring STARX, co-produced by Timmy Trumpet. The listener is submerged into 2006 mega-hit “Pump It” until the rework dives into an intense hardstyle drop. The last release the Dim Mak head honcho put out before the full EP release was a collaboration with k?d titled “BIB.”

Aoki has experimented musically throughout the years when it comes to genres and collaborators. This EP signals a return to his electronic roots, and the tracks have a unifying theme in that they all are high energy productions that will give the producer plenty of new ammunition once live performances resume.

Visually, the EP’s “Rave Royale” narrative spans across a series of animated video game-styled music videos, inspired by the cult classic Japanese film Battle Royale as well as Fortnite. 6OKI -Rave Royale is out via Dim Mak.

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Mat Zo’s shares live version of ‘Problems’ featuring Olan [Watch]

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 14:24
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Mat Zo has shared a live rendition of his track “Problems” featuring Olan taken from his third studio album, Illusion of Depth, which was named one of Dancing Astronaut‘s best of 2020.

The “lockdown” version of this staggering acid-club original work undulates into a refreshing blend of indie-rock and new wave tropes. The featured live session showcases Olan’s haunting vocals and eccentric guitar talents juxtaposed against Mat Zo’s re-imagined live drum grooves that draw on the familiar sounds of the psychedelia or acid punk genre of the late 1960’s.

Atlanta-native singer and songwriter, Olan, performed an intricate role on the Grammy-nominated producer’s nearly feature-free album by appearing on such singles as “Colours,” “Problems,” and “Paralysis.” Recorded in lockdown, Mat Zo and Olan prove to be a formidable pair, even when separated by social distancing measures. Watch the new live version of “Problems,” which you watch below.

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Mark Knight shares aced remix of Nathan Dawe and Little Mix’s ‘No Time For Tears’

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 14:20
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Mark Knight delivers a jubilant house remix of Nathan Dawe and Little Mix’s single, “No Time For Tears,” via Atlantic Records UK.

The Toolroom label boss adds to his list of high-profile remixes as he administers his venerated production talents on Nathan Dawe and Little Mix’s track “No Time For Tears,” spinning the pop variant into an all-out funk-laden house track filled with percussive and melodic modifications, and bass that seamlessly blend all elements into a dancefloor-ready hit.

“No Time For Tears” was originally produced by English DJ and producer Nathan Dawe and featured British pop-group Little Mix, peaking at number 19 on the UK Singles Chart and number 22 on Billboard‘s US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart. Knight, an indisputably accomplished veteran producer, exhibits his status as an indispensable figurehead within modern dance music on his latest remix, upping the ante on his latest remix with his unmatched Midas touch.

Listen to Knight’s “No Time For Tears” remix by Nathan Dawe and Little Mix below.

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Ghost Ship organizer pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 14:15
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The master tenant of the Oakland warehouse known as the Ghost Ship pled guilty to 36 charges of involuntary manslaughter after the building suffered a devastating fire during an event in 2016 that ended in the tragic loss of 36 lives. Derick Almena, 50, pled guilty in exchange for a 12-year sentence, avoiding a second trial after the first ended with no verdict. As part of the plea agreement, Almena will face between nine and 12 years in jail but was already released on bail last year and likely won’t return due to credited time served and good behavior.

Last summer, the City of Oakland reached a settlement in Ghost Ship case as they agreed to pay a total of $32.7 million dollars to those impacted by the tragic warehouse fire. Of the settlement money, $23.5 million will be paid to the families of the 36 victims who lost their lives, and the remaining $9.2 million will go to Sam Maxwell, a survivor of the warehouse fire who escaped the burning building, but suffered permanent injuries.

The fire happened during an underground house and ambient party for the 100% Silk record label on December 2, 2016 at an industrial Oakland warehouse in which Almena was accused of illegally converting into an artist collective work space. Owners of the property had prior knowledge of the building’s electrical issues prior to the disaster, as Almena and resident Max Harris emailed both property managers Kai and his sister Eva Ng, suggesting the “overexertion” on the building’s electrical supply was dangerous. It later came to light that authorities were aware of the unsafe conditions and that Oakland’s city officials ultimately failed to enforce building and fire codes that could have prevented the blaze.

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Wuki enlists Smokepurpp for new album single, ‘Birdz’

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 13:34
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Wuki has teamed up with Smokepurpp on a rare hip-hop/dance crossover, “Birdz,” out now via HARD Recs. “Birdz” falls in line with Wuki’s previously released album singles such as “Shutup” with Shaquille O’Neal, “Chicken Wang” with Diplo, and “Bad Girl Drumma” with Juvenile, and notably furnishes an ill blend of trap, bass, and fanfare lyrics that could easily enthuse both dance and hip-hop fans.

The former Innerpartysystem band member and New Jersey native continues to gear up for his debut LP, set to release later this year. As Wuki inches ever closer to its eventual release, listeners can stream “Birdz” below.

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BROHUG return to the release ring with ‘Do Me Right’

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 13:13
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New year, same BROHUG.

In a January 22 tweet, BROHUG set the tone for 2021 with just four words: “we ain’t slowing down.” Those attuned to the rate at which the triad released new music in 2020 should know to take John Dahlbäck, Christopher Lunde, and Niklas Lunde for their word; those who were not should consider this their tip-off.

A new year of business for the BROHOUSE battalion, 2021 trails their mammoth 30-release run in 2020, and already bespeaks one BROHUG release, “Fake Fake Fake,” issued on the first “new music Friday” of the year. To no one’s surprise, It didn’t take long for the triple power to notch its sophomore single of 2021, “Do Me Right.” The one-off finds BROHUG parlaying their signature bass house sound into a titillating, club-minded breed that juxtaposes spoken male and female vocals with each other. Concisely put, “Do Me Right” is just the latest evidence that BROHUG are and remain the reigning Swedish power of the dance scene.

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A Look at David Guetta’s Electronic Dance Music

Latest from One EDM - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 13:02

David Guetta is one of many up-and-coming talents in the electronic dance music scene. A break from the typically fast-paced and aggressive beats of mainstream rap and pop, Guetta’s music leans more towards the gentle, dreamy melodies of electronica. The Canadian singer/songwriter has released a series of music singles on labels such as Playground and …

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Daft Punk 2007 Lollapalooza Set Emerges 14 Years Later With New, High Quality Footage

Latest from Your EDM - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 12:43

Daft Punk’s 2007 tour is unique in that it’s a current bucket list item for many fans who wish they could go back in time and witness these moments in person. However, with a new tour all but incredibly unlikely, we have to rely on old, found footage to truly relive these shows.

Thankfully, some new, previously uncirculated high quality footage has made its way online from their Lollapalooza 2007 performance. According to the notes at the beginning of the video, this footage was mixed live for the screens at the venue, so it’s a direct feed from front of house and in super high quality.

It’s the same set as their Coachella 2006 set, but the video quality is miles better quality than the spliced-together found footage from that show. The first of its kind stage production set the scene for all modern stage productions — watch it below!

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Daft Punk 2007 Lollapalooza Set Emerges 14 Years Later With New, High Quality Footage

There’s no “Letting Go” from Thomas Gold

Latest from One EDM - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 12:37

Thomas Gold returns to his Big Room Progressive roots with his new single, “Letting Go“. The German producer & DJ teams up with newcomer R3SPAWN and Arizona-based singer/songwriter David Shane on this Protocol release. “Letting Go” opens with delicately groovy melodies and soulful vocals. Then, Thomas Gold & R3SPAWN build anticipation with a percussive buildup. Subsequently, this sonic segment …

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VNSSA Drops New Acid House Single "Cuz of the Beat" - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 12:30

303s combine with funky synths and simplistic yet catchy vocals.

Budding Los Angeles DJ VNSSA’s new single “Cuz of the Beat” contains all the elements of an acid house hit. Her fans have been eagerly awaiting its arrival after she teased it on Insomniac TV’s livestream just a few weeks ago. Out now via Noizu’s Techne Records, this solo song further reinforces VNSSA as a force to be reckoned with.

“Cuz of the Beat” combines 303s with funky synths and simplistic yet catchy vocals for a groovy acid house result. The beat is dark, intoxicating, and highly danceable. “This track is one of my heavier ones,” the producer shared on her social media.

VNSSA put her name on the map with the Dirtybird Records family. In 2019, she teamed up with house duo Walker & Royce for both "Rave Grave" and "Word," with the latter garnering support from Tchami, Valentino Khan, Chris Lorenzo, Zeds Dead, Jauz, Oliver Heldens, and many more notable artists. 

Additionally, this past week VNSSA was chosen as one of six artists for Beatport’s new “Beatport Next" program, which will provide the artists with a year of dedicated support.

Listen to “Cuz of the Beat” below.



Steve Aoki Unveils Dim Mak and Playboy Collaborative Merch - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 12:25

A number of shirts and hoodies featuring branding from Aoki's label and the famed lifestyle magazine are available for purchase.

Always one for collaborations, Steve Aoki just announced his next merchandise drop. For his latest, he has combined his flagship record label, Dim Mak, with the entertainment giant Playboy. On Twitter, a link to the shop was shared alongside a video showing off some of the new merch. 

In the promotional video, you can see Aoki himself model some of the new clothing. At the end, he talks about the collaboration and calls it a special release. Fans will be able to choose from a pair of hoodies, t-shirts, and long-sleeved tees featuring designs co-branded with Dim Mak and Playboy insignias. Four of the pieces feature tie-dye print while the remaining pair is solid black. 

Dim Mak and Playboy's collaborative merch is available for purchase now. You can check out the complete list of items on the store page here.



TroyBoi Previews Disco-Infused Single from Upcoming "V!BEZ Vol. 4" EP - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 12:22

The single features samples from Anita Ward's 1979 disco classic, "Ring My Bell."

Just days into 2021, TroyBoi announced that he would be releasing the next chapter in his V!BEZ EP series. Now, he's revealed that the first single from the fourth volume will be arriving this week. The British trap heavyweight will re-imagine a disco classic for a track called "Bellz," the introduction to his highly anticipated body of work. 

In the short teaser, you can hear samples from Anita Ward's iconic disco anthem "Ring My Bell." Laced with vocals from the 1979 Grammy Award-winning single, the short teaser gives a small taste of TroyBoi's modern-day rework. The nature of the preview featuring disco ball-clad dancers has led some to believe that there will be a music video attached to the release. While the video seems likely, it has not been confirmed at the time of this article's publication.

"Bellz" by TroyBoi is set to release on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021, three days ahead of his upcoming V!BEZ Vol. 4 EP. 



Brush up on your D'n'B history with upcoming book

Latest from MixMag - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 11:24

Who Say Reload is the story of D’n’B and features the stories of the genre’s pioneers

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NGHTMRE Says Debut Album is like His First EP "On Steroids" - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 09:00

"All songs flow from one to the other and follow a hero’s journey."

In early 2020, NGHTMRE shared that he was working on his debut album. The body of work has not yet graced the airwaves, but his recent update gives fans reason to be very excited.

On Twitter, the Gud Vibrations boss shared a quick note letting fans know what's new with the writing process. In the post, he declares that the upcoming album is akin to his seminal NGHTMRE EP "on steroids." 

Comparing the new body of work to the previously mentioned EP, NGHTMRE explains that the scale of the album will be much bigger. He also notes that each song will flow into the next as one cohesive unit and will "follow a hero’s journey." Furthermore, he states that the new album will feature a diverse selection of songs, so fans may see something unexpected from the bass star. 

At the time of this article's publication, the title and release date of NGHTMRE's debut album is not yet known. Fans should keep their eyes peeled on his social links below.



Wooli Releases Full Park 'N Rave Set Featuring Unreleased Music - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 09:00

In addition to the upload, he revealed that one of his previously teased IDs is actually a collaboration with Seven Lions.

With in-person concerts on hold in most cities around the world, some promoters have opted to host drive-in shows. Earlier in the month, Wooli took the stage for one leg of Insomniac's Park 'N Rave concert series. In addition to the in-person performance, the event was livestreamed so fans could watch from the safety of their homes. Luckily for those who may have missed the original broadcast, Wooli's entire set has been uploaded to YouTube.

Included in the recording is the unreleased melodic bass hybrid that he teased on New Year's Day. While it was already known that AMIDY is featured on the track, Wooli tweeted that the ID is actually a collaboration with Seven Lions. This marks the second crossover between the two producers in the past month. Last week, the Rochester dubstep star shared a teaser of a new single he's set to release on Seven Lions' Ophelia Records.

You can listen to Wooli's complete set from Insomniac's January 15th, 2021 Park 'N Rave outing below. 



Excision and Sullivan King Announce Release Date of New Collab - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 09:00

Headbangers, start your engines.

"JEFF! WE HAVE TO TELL PEOPLE OUR COLLAB COMES OUT NEXT WEEK," dubstep heavyweight Sullivan King howled in a video posted Friday on Twitter. Referring to an anticipated collaboration with Excision, he later stated the track is officially due out tomorrow, Monday, January 25th via the latter's Subsidia Records imprint. 

Currently untitled, the new single will be the duo's third collaboration. Sully has previously dropped hints about the vocals on their new installment, alluding to a head--banging melodic bass style. 

The announcement videos posted to each producer's account, filmed on FaceTime, offer a hilarious glimpse into the pair's working relationship and longstanding friendship. The artists also released their own take on the beloved Bernie Sanders meme trend to share the news.







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