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Normally with this many single teasers leading up to an EP drop would commence fans and critics alike to toe-tapping and whinging about “when” but when it comes to Erich Mrak and his beautiful and heartfelt creations, we at Your EDM have determined he can do whatever he wants. There’s so much to unpack in each single that honestly audiences need time to digest them, and with each track being just as god as or better than the last, there’s really no hurry.
Mrak’s newest single “Riptide” is yet another highly personal, exquisitely crafted track in the long line of singles he’s put out this year ahead of the EP. Probably the shortest track he’s released in this series so far, “Riptide” packs a lyrical and melodic punch that only Mrak can deliver.
“Riptide” describes a failed or, as many listeners will come to see it, doomed relationship where Mrak describes trying to make a relationship work against all the emotional and even possible mental illness issues of the other person was like “trying to swim against your riptide” and the relationship was “sinking from the inside” and he finally concludes he has to “learn to live and let die.” If you’re not already crying from that description you might not be human.
Once again, Mrak uses his words to make his tracks almost devastatingly relatable in “Riptide” and the music is there to drive the point home. With flowing, organ-inspired ambient melodies, the beat for this track is slow and subtle but it still has a trap-tinged snare and beat structure which goes well with Mrak’s vocals. Another song that pulls at the heart strings while being technically on point.
While it seems there will be one more single release before Erich Mrak is finished teasing us, he’s more than proven it will be worth the wait. His ability to connect in his music and turn pain and human turmoil into something almost more real than the reality of said turmoil cannot be understated. Mrak’s music has the ability to help those who feel alone or hopeless in this struggle we call life, not by trying to fix it or even move on from but but by sitting next to it and waiting for it to reveal its purpose. Sometimes that’s the best therapy for anyone; that and music, of course.
“Riptide” is out now and can be streamed on Erich Mrak’s Spotify. Be sure to check out all the other tracks there as well. Together they make a great playlist, even before the release of the EP.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Erich Mrak’s New Single ‘Riptide’ Teasing His Upcoming EP Yet Again but We Don’t Mind
One EDM had the chance to sit down with female DJ Holly Woods, also known as Rachel Woods after her Sunset Music Festival 2019 performance. This fierce female has been shaking up the Florida night scene for quite some time now. Rachel grew up with music surrounding her, as her mother played the violin. In …
Allen Wish and Lev Akro have joined forces to create a superb summer hit called “Into Your Arms”. Bright and uplifting, this song is the epitome of truly great EDM pop songs. By their usage of soft, stunning vocals that tell a story of a tested relationship, “Into Your Arms” is not only relatable but …
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Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.
Luca Lush has put a groovy spin on MAX’s “Love Me Less,” and HeRobust delivers his first solo venture of 2019, “BRUH?!” Dr. Fresch and VOLAC take to Tchami’s CONFESSION to release “Filthy” with Dread MC, and Sullivan King and Grabbitz team up for a powerful Monstercat collaboration, “Crazy As You.” Keanu Silva puts a bouncy spin on Oliver Heldens’ “Summer Lover,” and Kraysh returns to Mad Zoo to unleash “Void” with fknsyd. TheFatRat, Slaydit and Anjulie make a formidable trio on “Stronger,” and Ryan Browne brings the heaviest of bass on “BEATDOWN.” Alexander Lewis appears to “Soar” on his new original, and KARRA joins Tisoki on “Don’t Lie.” Lee Burridge and Lost Desert link for “Mibale,” and Baaku shares a remix of Madeon’s “All My Friends.” Saint Punk gives Win and Woo’s “Right In Front of Me” a deep and glitchy vibe, and Excision and Dion Timmer prove to be “Breaking Through” on their new collaboration.
The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).
Apple‘s forthcoming iOS 13 software update isn’t available just yet — but you can download the public beta now!
iOS 13 provides performance updates across the board, especially for older iPhones that were slowed down by previous software updates. Apple’s iOS 13 boasts a 30% speed increase for Face ID and other fast launching apps, updates to Maps and Reminders apps, new volume indicator, extensive photo editing, and much more. Oh yeah, and dark mode.
The Verge breaks down the advantages of iOS 13, and some disadvantages that may come with installing the software’s beta version. There will inevitably be some bugs, including app crashes and worse than usual battery life. Also, mobile payments and barcode scanning can prove to be problematic. Plus, dark mode hasn’t even made its way onto all of Apple’s core apps yet.
However, if none of this scares you off, it’s quick and easy to get hooked up.
How to download iOS 13 beta:
So, is iOS 13 worth getting before the official launch? Learn more below.The Verge Breaks Down iOS 13
Source: The Verge
It’s been a while since the world has heard from Wave Racer. His last tweet and Instagram post were February 2017, promoting his last track, a remix of Tkay Maidza’s “Carry On” with Killer Mike. Now, Wave Racer is teasing his imminent return.
A new post instructs followers to “give me a call?” with the number 1-415-510-2415. We’ve saved you the trouble and done it ourselves — see below. It’s a teaser of a track, and it’s coming very soon.
All we can do now is wait, but one of the most preeminent producers of the future bass era is making his return and we can’t wait to hear what he comes back with.
— Your EDM (@YourEDM) June 24, 2019
The weekend of June 15th-16th saw the first annual Second Sky Festival event hosted by Porter Robinson. Second Sky’s venue is at the Middle Harbor Shoreline Park in Oakland, California, just across the bay from San Francisco. Porter Robinson and Goldenvoice are the founders of Second Sky and it was originally a one-day festival. However, …
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Spotify says the platform “overpaid” royalties in 2018 — and wants the money back.
According to reports, Spotify along with Amazon, Google, and Pandora, are appealing the recent Copyright Royalty Board decision, which increased songwriter payouts by approximately 44%. Spotify was among the platforms that opposed the new rules, but wants to work those same rules to its advantage in terms of songwriter/publisher payouts.
The current rules state that the annual streaming royalty rate in the US between 2018 and 2022 should be determined at the highest outcome over three different models. One of which is based on flat rates per subscribers and is where Spotify finds these apparent “overpayments.”
(i) a percentage of a streaming company’s total revenue;
(ii) a percentage of what that streaming service pays to record labels each year;
and (iii) a flat fee per subscriber in the US.
Simply put, Spotify wants to get back millions of dollars in payouts from publishers, sourcing miscalculated subscription numbers. According to the official CRB rules, “a Family Plan shall be treated as 1.5 subscribers per month… A Student Plan shall be treated as 0.50 subscribers per month.”
The music service said in a statement: “Rather than collect the 2018 overpayment immediately, we have offered to extend the recoupment period through the end of 2019 in order to minimize the impact of the adjustment on publishing companies.”
David Israelite, the CEO of the National Music Publishers Association expressed to Music Business Worldwide: “I find it so hypocritical for a digital service that is appealing the CRB decision to then take advantage of the parts of that decision that benefit it. I guess we shouldn’t be surprised.”
So far, no word from Amazon, Google, or Pandora about any potential overpayments.
Apple Music, on the other hand, stands by the CRB decision.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: REPORT: Spotify “Overpaid” Royalties in 2018 & Wants The Money Back
An unknown man at this year’s Firefly Music Festival decided to have a little too much fun. Stripping down naked, streaking down the venue, and knocking over sound equipment was his top priority. Official reports are that “there were no reported injuries at the Bud Light tent and no reports of assaults connected to the …
Skrillex has some great news — he has new music coming and he’s about to “pump em out quick!”
Some of the IDs we’ve heard play out in sets, which he refers to as DJ tools here, are getting primed for release. According to the producer, he’s taking at least a “couple” of these tools and finishing/mixing them into “real songs.” Fuck yes.
Skrillex has been sitting on tons of material for quite a while now, and diehard fans have become antsy to hear what he has on store. Finally, it sounds like he’s ready to pull the trigger on new releases.
Just last week, he and TroyBoi unleashed their massive collaborative track “Warlordz.” That should tide everyone over until these are ready. And, let’s not forget the Dog Blood EP he and Boys Noize recently blessed us with.
Check back to hear when Skrillex drops his new music!
this week I’m taking a couple of my new DJ tools and finishing / mixing them into real songs .. gunna pump em out quick !
— Skrillex (@Skrillex) June 24, 2019
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Skrillex Says He’s Finishing Up New Music & Plans To “Pump ‘Em Out Quick”
Fresh off his fifth studio album Ride Waves, GRiZ has unleashed his Bangers.zip to keep the good vibes going. The three-song EP highlights the producer’s heavy electronic side, with each track drawing on classic dubstep influence whilst maintaining that signature GRiZ charm.
Fans who have seen GRiZ on his most recent Ride Waves tour will instantly recognize these three productions. “Voodoo,” “No Bad Trips” and “Ice Cream” are known to cause crowds to erupt during live shows, as GRiZ proves he hasn’t been neglecting the bangers.
First up, “Voodoo” featuring SUPERLOVE rocks a smooth magic energy. The track opens with samples from late 90s TV psychic/personality Miss Cleo and proceeds into a reggae-infused rhythm, as SUPERLOVE lays down the vocals. Teased earlier this year, “Voodoo” has seamlessly entered the Ride Waves tour sets as one of the latest entries to GRiZ’s diverse repertoire.
Next, an eagerly awaited release, “No Bad Trips,” makes its way onto the EP. A distinct horn leads the build, but is quickly met with one of the hardest GRiZ drops we’ve ever heard. “No Bad Trips” highlights how effortlessly the producer can mix heavy electronic and instrumental elements together, creating a unique hybrid of his own. During live performances, he’s been known to drop this one as a mashup or flip (i.e. “I Ain’t Never Had A Bad Flip“), so it’s especially awesome to hear the final.
Last and certainly not least, it’s time for “Ice Cream.” By far the biggest throwback to old school dubstep, “Ice Cream” is like stepping into a bass bumping time machine. Before each drop, GRiZ samples snippets of a classic interview from “Da Ali G Show,” during which Ali G pitched an ice cream glove to Donald Trump. Emerging earlier this year, we’ve heard “Ice Cream” surprise crowds throughout the Ride Waves tour.
Needless to say, Bangers.Zip comes as a pleasant surprise and an excellent follow up to Ride Waves. In our GRiZmas recap, we mentioned the plethora of unreleased music that GRiZ plays during his live performances and it’s great to see some of our favorites finally come to light.
Be sure to catch Season 2 of the Ride Waves tour coming to a city near you. More info and dates here.GRiZ – Bangers.Zip
GRiZ 2019 Live Dates
June 23 – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
June 30 – Rotterdam, NL – Metropolis Music Festival
July 5 – Liempde, NL – We Are Electric
July 7 – Petrovaradin, Serbia – Exit Festival
July 13 – Dour, BE – Dour Festival
July 10 – Madrid, ES – Mad Cool Festival
July 12 – Bristol, UK – Nass Festival
July 26 – Wilmington, NC – GRiZMAS In July – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater+
July 27 – Wilmington, NC – GRiZMAS In July – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater^
August 3 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival
August 9-11 – Salmo, BC – Shambhala Music Festival
August 16-17 – Des Moines, IA – 515 Alive Music Festival
August 30 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre^
August 31 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre#
September 26 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion*
September 27 – Washington, D.C. – The Anthem*
September 28 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre*
September 29 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion*
October 2 – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewery Amphitheatre*
October 3 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium*
October 4 – Indianapolis, IN – The Pavilion at Pan Am*
October 5 – Chicago, IL – Navy Pier at Festival Hall*
October 6 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 9 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion*
October 10 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle*^
October 11 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy*#
October 12 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore*
October 13 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
October 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex*
October 17 – Seattle, WA – The Paramount Theatre*
October 18 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom*
October 19 – Eugene, OR – The Cuthbert Amphitheater*
October 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium*
October 26 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre w/ CloZee*
Photo: Jason Siegel
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: GRiZ Gives Us The 3-Track Dubstep EP We’ve All Been Waiting For, ‘Bangers.zip’ [MUST LISTEN]
With just over two weeks until Ultra Europe event welcomes its family back to Croatia for its seventh edition, the giants of electronic music events promise a magical experience for those attending the festival this year. The festival takes place from the July, 12-14, 2019 in the Poljud Stadium in the coastal city of Split. …
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