Ah, the jock jam.
Everyone has a special stadium anthem that gets them out of their seat—from Gary Glitter’s “Rock and Roll (Part 2),” and Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” to House of Pain’s classic “Jump Around” and Tag Team’s “Whoomp! (There It Is).” Chief among the jock jams, however, might be Zombie Nation’s inescapable classic, “Kernkraft 400,” which as of March 18, is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary of riling up sports fans everywhere with the buzzing power of 90’s electro.
Kernkraft 400 was released 20 years ago in March 1999 !!!
— Zombie Nation® (@zombienation) March 18, 2019
“Kernkraft 400” came on German electronic outfit Zombie Nation’s debut album in 1999, Leichenschmaus. The track’s origins are deeply rooted in 8-bit computer inspiration, the original melody deriving from a track called “Star Dust,” written by David Whittaker with an SID card. Two decades later and video game music has inspired the rise of some of electronic music’s most revered torch carriers, from deadmau5 to Porter Robinson. The history of “Kernkraft 400” is a strange one though, as the original mix isn’t even the one that has catalyzed the track’s undeniable global ubiquity for the last two decades—a remix of it is.
“Kernkraft 400” didn’t invent the jock jam genre, but it certainly helped define it. And the rest is American pro sporting event history.
ODESZA go big at The Wellmont Theater for their final headline show before the 2019 festival season.
Innovative electronic music duo ODESZA is made up of members Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight. After emerging into the scene in 2012, they have since captivated the hearts and minds of millions of listeners with their elegant synths, signature drum work (including a live drum line at many of the performances), and lighthearted vocals.
After touring heavily and performing at countless festivals, the Seattle-based duo released their third studio album A Moment Apart in 2017 which received a Grammy Awards nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album.
Since the release of A Moment Apart, ODESZA have traveled the world through multiple legs of the A Moment Apart Tour. As any ODESZA devotee knows, their live sets are both unique and incredible and have grown to encompass a powerful mixture of live instrumentation, spectacular stage production, and stunning visuals. Their performance on the main stage of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2018 is a perfect example. An all-new lighting concept, live brass and percussion, and live vocalists as well as a massive fleet of drones all made an appearance.
In 2019, ODESZA has embarked on the final leg of their American tour, ending on May 23rd at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey. Seeing as this is their final headline show before starting their run of summer festivals, we expect ODESZA to put their best foot forward for a truly magical night of great music, good vibes, and awe-inspiring production.
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Those who went to his shows will have caught ‘Neptune’ live, and she played it in every one of her DJ shows. Its production is immediately captivating, and the melodies seem to surge out of the speakers. Refined vocals and contrasting washes of bass show off a sophisticated palette of cross-genre styles, and leave us wanting more from Lucii.
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Drum and bass producer ChaseR has a new pair of singles out for Program, the sister label of UK powerhouse Ram Records. He makes a neat addition to the catalogue with ‘Avalanche’ and ‘Sensum.’
They offer some production contrast and keep your attention throughout their duration. ‘Avalanche’ is unsurprisingly the heavier of the two with its incessant synth stabs and building dynamics. ‘Sensum’ moves with a warmth and darting vibe, allowing ChaseR to focus a little more on the melodic development.
He says: “When I wrote Avalanche, I imagined a large festival with good sound, so that the sound rolled like an avalanche through people. This is not a standard track for me; I usually write deeper music like Sensum, very sensual and soft.”
Kimpton EPIC Hotel is returning to hosting duties for the 2019 Miami Music Week run, opening its pool to thousands of guests for a full day of enjoyment outside the madness of Ultra. House aficionados ought to be particularly pleased; the entire week beginning Tuesday, March 26, will be filled with the best in the genre, from Claptone to Kerri Chandler. Beyond a star-studded lineup are the brands hosting said talent. Darius Syrossian’s legendary Electric Ibiza party will be landing poolside on March 27, while Repopulate Mars and Defected will also be hosting showcases.
Want to attend all of the EPIC Pool Parties for free? There’s a way to do so for select winners. Enter below for a chance to win a pair of exclusive week-long pool party passes for you and a friend this Miami Music Week!
03.26 – Official WMC Opening Party w/ Kings of House NYC – Louie Vega B2B David Morales (6 Hour exclusive WMC set)
03.27 – Do Not Sleep w/ Carl Craig, Danny Tenaglia, David Squillace, Emanuel Satie, Darius Syrossian, Steve Lawler, Luigi Madonna, Luca Donzelli, wAFF + more
03.28 – Defected w/ Kenny Dope, Todd Terry, Sam Divine, Riva Starr, Monki, Low Steppa, Josh Butler, Jess Bays, Jacky, Ferreck Dawn
03.29 – Repopulate Mars w/ Lee Foss, MK, Detlef B2B Nathan Barato, Michael Bibi, Eli Brown B2B Mason Maynard, Max Chapman B2B Secondcity B2B Huxley, Prok | Fitch, Danny Howard + more
03.30 – Claptone presents: The Masquerade w/ Claptone, Dennis Ferrer, Franky Rizardo, Weiss, Mat.Joe
03.31 – The EPIC Closing Party w/ Kerri Chandler, DJ Tennis, Mathias Kaden, Victor Calderone + more
Tickets for all pool parties are available here.
Photo credit: EPIC Hotel
Dancefestopia's 2019 lineup has arrived in full.
Now in its eighth year, Kansas City, Missouri electronic music festival Dancefestopia has revealed its 2019 lineup. Characterized more by heavy bass than by the main stage appeal of such North American gatherings as Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival, this year's entertainment roster showcases a broad swath of trap and dubstep acts.
Alison Wonderland, RL Grime, Zomboy, Rusko and Kayzo are among the most prominent artists to play Dancefestopia 2019. Fans of freeform bass are in for a treat as Liquid Stranger's Wakaan label will take over a stage on Thursday, whereas Never Say Die will host a stage on Saturday.
Strangely enough, Dancefestopia's billings have trended opposite that of events like Tomorrowland and HARD Summer. The first editions of the festival included such hip-hop headliners as Wiz Khalifa and Flo Rida, but by 2014 it had gone all electronic.
The 2019 edition of Dancefestopia will run from September 5th-9th. Find the lineup in full below, and visit the event website to purchase tickets or find more information.
Jean-Claude Thompson's record shop If Music is a vinyl oasis in London's Soho
Steve Aoki's latest collaboration with a K-pop group is getting adapted for Western audiences.
Steve Aoki wasn't kidding when he said more collaborations with K-pop groups were on the way in 2019. Following the success of last year's joint endeavor with BTS titled "Waste It On Me," the L.A. DJ/producer teamed up with MONSTA X on "Play It Cool" last month. Now, he's revealed that an English version will come out at the end of the week.
The Korean version of "Play It Cool" was track #4 on MONSTA X's second studio-length album, Take.2 We Are Here, which came out last month. "It was such an honor and pleasure to work with [Steve],” the seven-member boy band had told Entertainment Tonight. “We are huge fans of his work, and we were so excited to find out that he is a fan of MONSTA X as well.”
MONSTA X released their debut EP, Trespass, in 2015. Two years later their first studio-length album arrived in the form of The Clan Pt. 2.5: The Final Chapter, which consisted of ten songs.
Aoki's career has not only extended beyond international borders - it has transcended the music industry as well. In addition to his upcoming memoir, he now runs a pizza delivery chain and is launching a workout regimen through digital fitness platform NEOU.
The English version of Steve Aoki and MONSTA X's "Play It Cool" will arrive on Friday, March 22nd.FOLLOW STEVE AOKI:
The new venue features DVS1, Rebekah, Etapp Kyle and more
It’s time to assemble the flock; the DIRTYBIRD BBQ lineups have arrived for each city, and Claude VonStroke has once again assembled a high caliber crew of friends and labelmates to join him on the cross-country adventure. Justin Martin, Will Clarke, Sacha Robotti, and Shiba San are just a few of the names who will be appearing at the BBQ’s stops in LA, SF, Brooklyn, Austin, and Denver.
Food and good music remain the pillars of the DIRTYBIRD BBQs; however, this year guests will have an even more immersive experience throughout the day with the introduction of the Sizzle stage. Campout-inspired activities like bingo, a “Bird Roast,” and more will be hosted, allowing fans a taste of the childhood revival that happens each fall.
Finally, head here to enter a contest to win a pair of flights and tickets to the New York BBQ to spend quality time with Will Clarke.
Bay Area (May 4 – Alameda County Fairgrounds):
Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, J.Phlip, Christian Martin, Worthy, Ardalan
LA (May 5 – LA Exposition Park):
Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Sacha Robotti, Justin Jay, Wyatt Marshall vs Lubelski, + SPECIAL GUEST
Austin (June 1 – Carson Creek Ranch):
Claude VonStroke, Walker & Royce, Christian Martin, Ardalan, Steve Darko b2b VNSSA + SPECIAL GUEST
Denver (June 8 – Fillmore Outdoors) – City Vote Winner*
Claude VonStroke, Christian Martin, J.Phlip, ZDS, VNSSA, + SPECIAL GUEST
Brooklyn (June 16 – Brooklyn Mirage):
Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Gene Farris, Will Clarke, J.Phlip, Joeski, Steve Darko b2b Codes
Photo credit: Get Tiny Photography
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Following on from the success of his hit single “Trouble,” Norwegian artist and producer CLMD (aka Martin Danielle) has delivered his brand-new track ‘Anything’, featuring the talents of popular duo Madcon. With his signature melodic pop-dance style, the track comes out of the gates with an upbeat party starter from the get-go. CLMB is rising in his
For two decades, the piano has been Martin Vogt’s forte. He’s been tickling the ivories for the majority of his 26 years and has been releasing under the name Haywyre for a decade this year, incorporating elements of jazz, funk, electronica, dubstep, and more across a wide catalog of music.
In recent years, the classically trained pianist has been particularly fond of creating concept series, first exploring comprehensive themes over the course of a body of work through his Twofold LP series on Monstercat in 2014 and 2016. With a slew of releases on the Canadian label spanning four years under his belt, Vogt has now opted to strike out on his own for the time being.
“[Monstercat] helped me in my career big time, but I wanted to put myself in a position where I’m thinking more independently, and that meant working more independently,” Vogt said.
He began working on a new set of music: a concept series called Panorama that he planned to self-release, but it was “tough to get the ball rolling” at first.
“Seeing the difference between, for example, Panorama: Discover and Panorama: Form has been substantial in terms of reception,” he said, speaking to the first and second parts of the ongoing concept series. “People are more organically engaging with the content. I feel like I’m getting a better understanding of who listens to my music, and that really appeals to me.”
Vogt revealed near the end of last year that the initial Panorama release, Panorama: Discover, was only the first in a set of six EPs that would comprehensively make up the Panorama series.
“I’d been writing a bunch of different music for about two years, so between my album Twofold Pt. 2 and the first chapter of Panorama, I’d been coming up with all sorts of different ideas… everything from six-second loops to full-fledged pieces,” Vogt said. “They were just so different and so all over the place, and I started wondering how to piece it together. After putting some thought into it, I came up with this six-EP series.”
Vogt started sorting the songs into different categories based on how they complement each other, noting the importance of their order and how they guide the listener through the Panorama experience.
“There’s a definite ebb and flow that’s intentional,” he said. “[Panorama] is supposed to be listened to from beginning to end, more or less.”
Vogt kicked off the Panorama series with the release of Discover’s “Tell Me” in mid-November and was met with wild enthusiasm from fans who’d been waiting two years for new material.
The remainder of Discover followed a few days later, spanning from the effortlessly groovy “Stepping Stones” introduction all the way through to a full-fledged jazz number, “Blind Faith.”
Giving fans a few months to digest the new material, Vogt returned in early February to reveal the funk-laden “Let Me Hear That,” which he released with an accompanying one-take music video.
The four-track Form EP saw its official release a few weeks later, at which time he struck out on the Discover/Form Tour. In the weeks since, the tour has taken him across the United States, joined by friends like StayLoose, Balkan Bump, JNTHN STEIN, Jenaux, and K+Lab for select dates.
“Tour’s been very cool,” Vogt said. “It’s been surprising because I haven’t done a headlining tour in a long time. I hadn’t really had a chance to engage with Haywyre fans in this way for at least two years, and it’s been a really refreshing reminder that there are these real-life people that enjoy watching me perform my music.”
Unlike most of today’s electronic and dance music artists, Vogt doesn’t DJ—and doesn’t know how. His performances are purely live and dynamic, giving fans the chance to see how quick he is on the keys up close. On his Discover/Form Tour, Vogt delivers his performance on the keyboard (tilted toward the audience so they can watch him play), keytar, and vocoder-filtered vocals, making for a captivating set from start to finish. His passion for his music and for performing is unmistakable during his live performances as he switches seemingly effortlessly between instruments, showing just how far he’s come over the past decade.
“I’m more in touch with priorities creatively and what it means to me to be a musician… what it is beyond a potential lifelong career, but also what impact I want to have and how I want to be engaging with the people that are listening to my music,” Vogt said.
When he finishes his current tour, Vogt will be getting back into the studio to work the next two parts of Panorama, which he says we can expect later this year. Before that, though, he’s going to focus on some remixes and collaborations that’ve been on the back burner.
“I’ve been working on so much original content that I think it’d be cool to just switch things up for a little bit and work with [artists] I’ve talked with for years,” Vogt said. “It’s going to be exciting to see some of those come to life.”
All of that comes to fruition via the piano for Vogt, which has been the tool he’s been channeling his creativity into long before “Haywyre” was born.
“The piano is the closest thing I have to translating ideas in my head directly into something concrete,” he said. “I don’t have that kind of relationship with anything else.”
Catch Haywyre his remaining Discover/Form tour dates:
Weeks after dropping their massive track “Synthetic”, Duke & Jones returned with yet another steamer for y’all to splurge on “Delusions”. Having received support from Zedd, The Chainsmokers, Drezo and many, many more, the sky has become hardly the limit for the duo. 2019 is set to be a monster year for duo. Zedd was
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There’s truly something in the water on March 18… not only were both Skrillex’s and Kaskade’s debut albums released on this day (5 and 16 years ago, respectively), but the massive anthem “Kernkraft 400” by Zombie Nation was released on this day twenty years ago.
Kernkraft 400 was released 20 years ago in March 1999 !!!
— Zombie Nation® (@zombienation) March 18, 2019
Of course, the version most people know is the DJ Gius mix, but without the original, the other could not have existed. You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone today who wouldn’t instinctively sing along to that well-known chant; even if they don’t know the name of the song or who it’s by, they know the melody.
This, along with “Sandstorm” by Darude, are likely two of the most well-known electronic songs outside of traditional EDM fandom.
If you’re just now learning what this song is called, welcome to the club. We have cookies.
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Zombie Nation’s Legendary “Kernkraft 400” Released 20 Years Ago Today
Unless you’ve been living under a rock that’s devoid of neurofunk for the past couple of months, you’ll already know that Maztek released a new EP on his 0101 imprint last week. The 4 The Ravers EP is a fun, party-forward release meant to be an homage to all the rave bass that has come before. What the EP accomplished was to really show that, despite all the subgenre and generational bickering, there really has been a natural progression of rave music over the years and that is why he can make an album like this.
4 The Ravers does much more than showcase the progression in rave music, of course. It’s also given the DnB community an insight into the progression of Maztek’s own style, which seems to get more interesting, innovative and downright fierce with every release. Rave music history may have been his inspiration for this EP, but the composition, crazy breaks and impeccable sound design are uniquely Maztek.
Since this EP is largely about rave, we wondered what other Ravey McRavepants tracks Maztek looks to for inspiration other than those named in 4 The Ravers. He came back with a great list of rave classics that know no space and no time and will eternally be tracks ravers can jam out to. Here they are, in no particular order, Maztek’s top ravey rave tracks, 4 The Ravers. Rave on.The Prodigy – Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix) I couldn’t not mention The Prodigy after what happened (with Keith Flint’s suicide last week), they are an icon of the rave culture and it is a big loss for all of us. This remix is definitely one of my all time favorites when it comes to drum and bass remixes. Konflict – Messiah (Noisia Remix) I Know this is pretty obvious but this tune is a symbol for my generation of drum and bass ravers. Who did not like or does not like to rave hard with this tune? Maztek – Wrecktified This is the first tune of my new EP. I love to play it and I love to dance to it. I remember when I made this tune I had a few friends at my house that night and we had fun listening to it. Sometimes it is hard to like your own music especially when you spent many hours producing it but this is not the case with this track. Maztek – Babylon At the very beginning I was not sure if I wanted to put this tune in the EP but my girlfriend was dancing hard on it and I was like okay wow let me try this out at a rave…Well the whole room started twerking on it! I was not expecting it would go off that way! Optiv & BTK – Shredder (Inward, Hanzo & Randie aka IHR Remix) This tune is just fun and I love the vibes. Optiv and BTK are good friends of mine and I released IHR on subculture, my first label, back in the days. I saw them evolving and they are killing it at the moment. Maztek & Aeph – The Dirt This tune is from my last album. I love this and I loved making it with Simone Aeph. It always goes off and the forthcoming Merikan remix even more. I’ve been playing many of my tunes in DJ sets lately so I am sorry to mention so many but this is what I am raving on at the moment! Mefjus – Divergence I like many tunes from his last album but this one really impressed me. I love the continuous hypnotic flow. Gridlok – Insecticide this is one of my all time favorites from my friend Ryan. Pure style! Gydra – Bass Must Go On I had to mention one of their tunes the guys are killing it at the moment!
Maztek’s 4 The Ravers EP is out now on 0101 on a Beatport exclusive. Click here to purchase or stream.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Playlist: Maztek’s Top 9 Rave Tunes ‘4 The Ravers’
ODESZA have perfected their sound and harnessed their live energy in ways that have to be heard to believe. Take this live edit as an example from their own very own Sundara Music Festival, which took place over the weekend.
Their modern translation of a classic, fan-favorite track “iPlayYouListen” wowed the audience during the destination fest. Now, thanks to Festival Squad we can all hear the magic from home, too.
The video below perfectly captures the moment when ODESZA played out a never-before-heard version of the track. The irresistible production sounds as good as ever, with a new live twist from these masterminds. Listen to the original music video for reference and hear the difference.
Seeing ODESZA in concert is an unearthly experience like no other, but this will tide us over until we can see them again. Watch below!ODESZA – iPlayYouListen (Live Edit)
ODESZA drops BRAND NEW edit of iPlayYouListen at the inaugural SUNDARA festival
Posted by Festival Squad on Saturday, 16 March 2019
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: ODESZA Drop New Live Edit Of Classic Track “iPlayYouListen” at Sundara [WATCH]