In addition to her appearance on the billboard, she's also the face of Amazon Music's "EDM Bangers" playlist.
In honor of the release of her latest single, New Yorkers and visitors alike might find themselves locking eyes with a 200-foot Alison Wonderland during their travels. No, this wasn't the unexpected result of an experiment gone wrong—she's the featured artist on Amazon Music's Times Square billboard.
Featuring art from her newly released single "Bad Things," the billboard home is smack-dab in one of the most packed areas in the Capital of the World. On Twitter, she shared photos of the billboard and later exulted in the song's release and seeing her vision come to life.
In addition to the new billboard placement, her latest single and her likeness has been included at the forefront of Amazon Music's "EDM Bangers" playlist. The three-hour playlist is updated weekly and also hosts songs from Steve Aoki, Armin van Buuren, Kaskade, Rezz, and more.
"Bad Things" by Alison Wonderland was released on Thursday, September 24th. You can download or stream her latest personal tale here.FOLLOW ALISON WONDERLAND:
The Swedish singer-songwriter teamed up with the former Disney Channel star for some new vocals on her Marshmello collab.
Months after the release of Zara Larsson's Marshmello-produced single "WOW" comes a new remix featuring Sabrina Carpenter. Unlike many remixes in the dance music world, the instrumental section of the song is unchained. Instead, the Swedish singer-songwriter recruited the help of the former Disney Channel star for a new vocal contribution.
While it definitely leans more towards "dance-influenced" than "EDC anthem," it's not hard to see what flavor Marshmello brought to the tune. Its bold bassline fused with pitched-up and addictive vocals creates a light-hearted and fun bop equally enjoyed by dance music devotees and pop-minded listeners.
The original version of "WOW" was released back in 2019 as a part of the soundtrack for the Netflix original movie Work It. To those wondering how Larsson and Carpenter may have crossed paths for the creation of their remix, the latter is actually the star of the film. Interestingly enough, this is not the only high-profile music crossover behind-the-scenes, as the legendary R&B star Alicia Keys is a producer of the film.
The remix of Zara Larsson's Marshmello-produced single "WOW" featuring Sabrina Carpenter is out now. You can download or stream the star-studded track here.FOLLOW ZARA LARSSON:
Peekaboo releases his highly anticipated “Here With Me” cover originally by Marshmello, a track he crowd tested at Red Rocks and Lost Lands last year, that the internet has been begging for it ever since. A former audio engineer for horror films, Peekaboo’s pristine production techniques shine through as they pair menacingly with the presence of CHVRCHΞS‘ Lauren Mayberry. A relaxed bass cadence with haunting, whistling synths underlay the Scottish singer’s emotive pop-lyrics for a stark contrast to the uplifting original. The cover undoubtedly showcases Peekaboo’s placement on Dancing Astronaut’s Ones to Watch in 2020 list.
PEEKABOO told Dancing Astronaut, “When I wrote this song, I was feeling immensely inspired to make something unique for myself. I’ve never been more proud of a record of mine in my entire life and I am so thrilled to be able to finally share this one with everyone.”
The stellar bass standout PEEKABOO also recently was a part of REZZ‘S first major label release as a remix partner alongside Malaa and Underoath, in addition to his Impossible EP release on Zeds Dead’s Deadbeats label. The new “Here With Me” cover undoubtedly showcases Peekaboo’s placement on Dancing Astronaut’s Ones to Watch in 2020 list and sets the tone for what should be an exciting slide into 2021—listen below.
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Equanimous shares “Air Bender,” the first single off his upcoming album Merging Elements. The song is a collaboration with Ahee, released under Gravitas Recordings. “Air Bender” opens with a thrilling piano sequence while slowly introducing drums, drawing on a cinematic and fierce sound. The collaboration’s climactic buildup results in a moving drop. While vigorous vocals …
Dirtybird has been steadily releasing information about the forthcoming Dirtybird “Couchout” Festival, the virtual replacement for the label’s annual Dirtybird Campout affair. The digital supplement is set to take place from October 2 – 8, and newly released lineup boasts talent spanning from house to techno, with a lot of groovy vibes in between. Artists include Walker & Royce, Mija, Sonny Fodera, with DJ Sneak, Sacha Robotti, Mark Knight, Carl Craig, and more on the docket. Dirtybird helmer Claude VonStroke will do a back-to-back with label mainstay Justin Jay in addition to each playing a solo set.
The festival will be streamed on the label’s Twitch channel, and the format of the festival will follow a series of virtual content initiatives the label has taken on amid the ongoing COVID-19 shutdowns. Dirtybird Couchout is set to feature music, comedy, crafts, and contests in addition to the expansive artist lineup. See the full lineup below.
Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is a popular form of music that many people enjoy. In the last few years there has been a great increase in the number of people who are taking up this particular form of music. Many people like the idea of being able to use their computers and laptops to play …
Last night, Zedd gamed for a great cause — the Muscular Dystrophy Association‘s (MDA) Let’s Play for a Cure event.
While playing Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, the superstar DJ/producer was able to more than double the MDA’s goal and inspire along the way. In just a matter of hours, the event was able to raise over $10,000 — well past the projected $5,000 goal.
MDA Let’s Play is a gaming platform wholly supporting the health agency and its 200+ care centers in hospitals across the US. 100% of the donations go to MDA, funding research and programs related to muscular dystrophy, ALS, and other neuromuscular diseases.
If you can’t make it and you feel inclined, donate to the Muscular Dystrophy Association here: https://t.co/L3HdSRMt2w
— Zedd (@Zedd) September 24, 2020
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Zedd Raises Over $10,000 During MDA Let’s Play for a Cure Event
Underplayed, a new documentary which premiered on September 19 at the Toronto International Film Festival, examines the glaring disproportion of female voices in dance music compared to their male counterparts. In addition to paying homage to influential women like Wendy Carlos and Suzanne Ciani—who built essential tools like the synthesizer and pioneered some of the most popular electronic music techniques—the film profiles many of today’s premier dance music artists, including REZZ, Alison Wonderland, TOKiMONSTA, Typapaw, NERVO, and more.
In a media landscape rife with one-dimensionally static and overly simplified characterizations of women, Underplayed stands out through the fully-formed, dynamic portraits it paints of each female selector featured in the film. From the onset, it is clear that director Stacey Lee doesn’t rely too heavily on the tried-and-true, easily digestible “girl power” narrative. The women who are profiled in Underplayed are not distilled down to caricatures; they are presented as themselves, rough edges and all.
Over the course of the documentary, the artists open up with a stunning degree of raw emotion. Their internal and external battles are showcased alongside their triumphs.
“After years of being asked the annoying question of, ‘What is it like to be a woman in the industry?’ I am grateful to be a part of a documentary which best showcases the world of women in electronic music. This documentary shares a contrast of sides in regards to the hardship and struggles women face, while also showing the gratifying highs, success, and progress made thus far,” REZZ tells Dancing Astronaut of her role in the film.
Though the documentary is focused on the profound talent of each musician, Underplayed does not only depict these women in terms of their artistic prowess, either. We see that Miriam and Olivia Nervo are mothers and not just limited to being the club-crushing DJ duo with fans the world over. Typapaw discusses the realities of her experience as a Black woman pursuing a career in dance music. SHERELLE and Nightwave compare the scrutiny they’ve received in regards to their outward appearances and how that judgement translated into the differing receptions of their Boiler Room performances. The depiction of each artist in Underplayed is as true and complex as any women’s story.
“They let me speak my truth. I do really feel like they let everyone be as real as they possibly could,” said Alison Wonderland in an exclusive interview with Dancing Astronaut.
“I have felt in the past that people have just made it about the fact that I am a woman and haven’t been focused on my actual skills and how long I’ve trained to do this and how passionate I am about my music.”
And the honest depictions in the film aren’t just for show. They are fully indicative of how these artists interact with their fans. Alison Wonderland is known for her honesty when it comes to her struggles with mental health. And REZZ is open about her sexual orientation, providing a safe space for queer-identifying dance music listeners. Through Tygapaw’s honesty about her struggles with racism, fans of color can see themselves, too.
“When someone hears your music and they say they get exactly what you’re speaking about, you do really start to build a connection with them,” Alison Wonderland said. “I really do feel quite equal to the people that listen to my music. I feel like we have a really big bond and every time I’m playing a show, it feels stronger and stronger.”
The newest generation of dance fans have more female paragons in this space to look up to than ever before. And while it is perfectly okay that droves of dance fans fell in love with yesteryear hits like Avicii‘s “Levels” and Porter Robinson‘s “Sad Machine,” before women like REZZ, Alison Wonderland, Anna Lunoe, Nina Las Vegas, and Louisahh, to name a few, got their due visibility, more women than just the writer of this review had to feel immersive limitations in the dance music experience.
Works like REZZ’s Certain Kind of Magic and Alison Wonderland’s 2018 LP Awake have been infatuating, incredibly formative bodies of work for a whole new crop of electronic music fans. Of course young, blossoming dance music fans find escapism in the scene—being able to dress the way one wants, dance without a care in the world, express themselves with glitter and neon clothes without the fear of attracting too much attention. Those feel like standards to the raving experience. But to look up at the main stage in this day and age and see a woman commanding the crowd behind the decks should hopefully promote feelings of belonging, safety, and inclusion even more.
Now, finding one’s place in dance music through women, much like this writer did, isn’t exactly unique, but perhaps that’s this documentary’s deepest underlying point? If the handful of women who have managed to break through to the main stages have touched this many lives, just imagine what can happen when all the women who have something to say are given the chance.
A-Trak and Dave 1 of Chromeo, better known together as The Brothers Macklovitch, release their second track “I Can Call You,” set out to channel the sounds of their formative years. As the two spent countless hours digging for records and falling in love with music as funk-hungry Montreal teens, the Grammy-nominated siblings cover a 1995 track by the R&B group Portrait. They speed it up and injected the tune with jazz modifications like it came straight from their parents’ basement with Dave on vocals and production from A-Trak.
“I Can Call You” follows the brothers’ debut single, “Give Love To Get Some,” featuring R&B singer Leven Kali. It makes sense that the brothers’ first two official releases would be grounded in funk. Dave 1, born David Macklovitch, has been spreading his brand of nu-disco pop-funk with Chromeo since 2004. On the other hands, A-Trak, lesser known as Alain Macklovitch, has built his reputation on being more aurally diverse. But based on his early years in the hip-hop circuit and his party-starting disco-house duo, Duck Sauce, it’s clear the funk supports all of his musical efforts regardless of apparent genre tropes.
From Fast & Furious sets to the recording studio, Vin Diesel has now covered it all. The actor has shared his debut single, “Feel Like I Do,” released via his longtime friend Kygo‘s Palm Tree Records.
Diesel’s lowkey cadence brings a warmth and sincerity to the track’s lyrics as it seamlessly synchronizes with production from Palm Tree Records artist, Petey Martin. Diesel’s lower octave pairs wonderfully with the bright melodies for a glimmer of light to hold onto the seconds of summer. It’s not the first time Diesel and Kygo have had mixed as the movie star sung over the latter’s “It Ain’t Me” back in 2017.
This track is truly eye-opening to the power of Kygo’s Palm Tree Records. Vin is also a lifelong dance music fan as he became part of a a must-listen and perfect ending to summer.
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Slovakian, UK-Based DJ-Producer David Flix has released his latest radio ready single: “Monster,” an all-out immersive experience ready to get you on your feet. In this track, David Flix gives us a melodic yet powerful drop driven by a mesmeric flute solo, while leaving the breaks open with atmosphere and cinematic effects. Dark, epic and emotional are words that could appropriately describe the vibe of this release.
Beginning his musical journey at the age of just 13, David’s fanbase has since grown incredibly fast, now raking in hundreds of thousands of plays on his songs. Among those listeners are high-profile artists like Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero and Hardwell, who have both supported his work. With his latest gem of a track, David Flix continues to show the EDM scene that he’s a force to be reckoned with.
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The Godfather of EDM has just released a brand new track and it’s different from all his previous releases. A name that clearly needs no introduction, Tiesto, has been in the industry for decades now and has produced a wide variety of tracks from all different genres. You would assume that he has done it all, but his new track ‘The Business’ might just shock you.
The legendary DJ and producer recently announced a new deep house alias called VER:WEST. One might wonder how a single person can master the arts of all genres but his new track, ‘The Business’, shows us how extraordinary his repertoire of skills are. The track’s lyrics speaks for itself as the vocalist repeats “let’s get down to business”. With a heavy bass kick, ‘The Business’ is undoubtedly one of the catchiest songs in recent times.
To add on to his impressive list of recent accomplishments, Tiesto just performed his first show to a live audience in six months. Making things more special, the performance was held at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, Colorado. The show had a very limited capacity for obvious reasons and all proceeds from the evening was donated to local hospitals.
Tiesto’s new track, ‘The Business’, is out now on Atlantic Records and can be streamed below now!
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Although Bonnaroo can’t happen as planned IRL this weekend, we’re all there in spirit.
Bonnaroo Presents: Virtual ROO-ALITY is going down today (and tomorrow) featuring The White Stripes, James Brown, My Morning Jacket, Run the Jewels and many more.
If you’re looking for a livestream with an eclectic mix of music and entertainment, look no further than Bonnaroo’s Virtual ROO-ALITY. Bringing the beloved festival concept from Tennessee to a living room near you, Roo is taking over with archived sets and brand new performances alike.
On the electronic side, we’ll hear from A-Trak (Robe Rage), Clozee and Big Gigantic tonight — all of which sets start after midnight CT. The Virtual ROO-ALITY experience also includes live sets from Subtronics, Chromeo, SAYMYNAME, and the Boogie Trio.
Throughout the weekend, Bonnaroo hosts massive headlining replays from Metallica, The xx and more.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Bonnaroo’s Virtual ROO-ALITY Features New & Archived Sets This Weekend