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Tritonal Weave Together a Captivating Message of Love in Their New Album, U & Me [Interview]

EDM.com - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 18:24

Tritonal give us an insight into their recent 19-track album, U & Me.

After a year of dropping singles from their highly anticipated third studio album, DJ duo, Tritonal have finally released U & Me.

From beginning to end, the 19-track musical journey pulls at your heartstrings with songs about love and the support that comes with it. For Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed, who make up Tritonal, the album's short and straightforward title, "U & Me," is perfectly fitting. To them it's a "very simple pointer towards unity and love," two things that they both feel is natural in life.

They told EDM.com that it's also a topic that was inspired from an "inward journey" that they've taken over the last few years. Involving awakening to "deeper levels of awareness and consciousness," it's something Cisneros says "is still very much active" in both of them and will hopefully last a lifetime. 

For the past year, Cisneros and Reed have teased the album and this love and unity theme. With 12 different singles released every month or so, they've gotten us accustomed to it and ultimately excited for more.

Among these releases was one of the two tracks vocalist Lourdiz was featured on, "Love U Right." The duo donated its streaming royalties to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. They also did the same when "Gonna Be Alright" with Mozella was released. 

Cisneros and Reed also teamed up with another vocalist, RYANN, on two tracks as well. "Hard Pass" is a song about denial and not wanting to be in a relationship anymore. Its accompanying music video visualizes that growing distance between two people as the protagonist continually floats up into the sky until she reaches space. On the other hand, their collaboration with Kapera, "Easy," is about wanting to make a relationship work despite the complications.

However, one of the most popular of these releases and the epitome of the album was lead single, "U Found Me." The melodic anthem and its lyrics exudes the warmth and appreciation of having someone who's there for you in your lowest moments to pick you back up. 

The remaining tracks on U & Me that weren't previously released also share the love and unity theme. Lourdiz's other track on the album, "Little By Little" introduces us to an amazing musical experience that's filled with positive vibes. It starts slow, but, like its title, it builds up little by little into a feel good dance pop track that’s about wanting to get closer to someone.

"Little By Little" transitions flawlessly into another dance pop track, "Bloom." Its chill vibes and mellow vocals take a more easygoing approach to the theme. And it's almost as if the lyrics are a direct response to the previous song with wanting to be with the person too and asking them to stay. 

Most of the other new releases like "Leaving Here Alone," "Medicine" and "Ayana" are placed towards the second half of the album and are mixed in with the previously released music in a way that makes each one stand out.

For example, "Quit U" takes on a more relaxed tropical vibe that you don't really hear anywhere else in the album. When you do finally reach it, it's pretty refreshing. Its soothing vocals also add to the overall easy flow of the song while its speaker fails to convince herself to not go back to someone. 

"Show U Love" featuring vocalist Shanahan brings us back to that golden era of progressive house, but with a touch of future house sprinkled on top. More electro infused than most of the other songs on the album, it's definitely another refreshing track. The lyrics also still drip with love as the speaker, if given the chance, wants to help someone they care about.

After listening to U & ME in its entirety, it's hard not be blown away. Left with a few questions, EDM.com had the opportunity to ask Cisneros and Reed about a couple of things we were curious about.

EDM.com: You have 19 songs on U & ME, which is a pretty big number, but not unusual for you guys. What goes into the process of planning and making something at this scale and what do you think of longer versus shorter albums?

Dave: Haha, yes we do indeed! There really isn't a way to say whether or not we wanted or planned to do a longer or shorter album in the beginning. But, we do love to tell a story. We also wanted to aim for a healthy body of music that we love and stand behind—be that eight songs or, in this case, well...19. 

We enjoy the journey nonetheless and we wanted to showcase this in the album as a whole. I think whether shorter versus longer albums, so long as the body of music ties in and you, as a listener, can hand pick your favorites, put it on repeat and simply enjoy it. It makes any album length worthy. 

Going into this album, did you find yourselves experimenting more with your sound and mixing in elements from other subgenres? What song was the most fun to create from start to finish?

Chad: Some of the records were definitely a bit more experimental for us - "Ayana" and "Medicine" being two that come to mind! "Ayana" was heavily inspired by our love for Jon Hopkins and the weird stuff he does in his productions, we're slightly obsessed there. 

"Medicine" was a collaboration with LEVV, an artist we're extremely excited about. That ended up leaning drum and bass in parts, but at its essence its very much a trance-feeling song. Pulling from those roots was very emotionally rewarding. I'd say "Medicine" is my favorite track on the album, followed closely by "U Found Me!"

There are three songs ("Little By Little," "Medicine," "Ayana") that have beautiful intros. What was your inspiration behind having such long intros? Was placing them as bookends and in the middle intentional?

Chad: Well, I think knowing that we were writing an album was the inspiration in and of itself, as we view albums as more of a story or statement. Placing them this was very intentional, as to give the "story" chapters, sort of. This kind of expansive, spacious music is our favorite kind of stuff to write, as again it pulls from our love of ambient and trance music. All the little details are easy to get lost in, we love that hypnotic nature of sound.

Out of all the songs on the album, which one is the most meaningful song to you? 

Dave: I feel there are many records on this album that are super meaningful to both of us...some of the lyrics are super emotive and really felt. If I had to pick one right now—I'd say "Medicine," absolutely love it - there is so much emotion contained in it.

After previously partnering with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Cisneros and Reed are doing so again with this album. A percentage of U & Me's merchandise proceeds will be donated to the organization to help spread awareness for mental health within the music industry. NAMI is the largest organization in the United States that works with local affiliates on a daily basis to raise awareness about mental health and help provide support to anyone who needs it - a cause near and dear to the duo. 

Growing up, Cisneros was a drug addict and at one time was even incarcerated. However, with the help of professionals and a network of sponsors he overcame his addiction and is now helping others do the same with his own rehabilitation center in Austin, Texas called Infinite Recovery. Reed also faces his own battles. While attending school he was very self-conscious because he had huge problems with public speaking. Today, he still has faces a bit of that challenge when it comes to filmed interviews. To add to it, he's recently been diagnosed with a glandular problem that causes weight gain, which he’s been working on minimizing. 

In a job where you have to be extroverted, it's been a challenge for both Cisneros and Reed, but they love what they do and they're not stopping anytime soon. Music helps them cope and U & Me is a testament to how far they've come and expresses their pure hope that its songs will help other people who need a little love and support in their lives.

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Walshy Fire serves up a red hot mix ahead of BUDX Lagos

Latest from MixMag - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 18:17

Mixmag and BUDX visit the Nigerian capital on June 26 - 28

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UZ and HUCCI Collide on "Awakening"

EDM.com - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 18:17

The long-awaited collaboration is finally here.

UZ and HUCCI just teamed up for a heavy-hitting collaboration titled "Awakening." As it was teased by UZ back in January, a collaboration between the two producers was imminent - and to fans' delight, it shaped into exactly what a clash of two such names should be. 

"Awakening," out via UZ's Quality Goods Records maintains a low-key aesthetic throughout, yet is hard-hitting and gritty. From the onset, it provides the listener with an ambient, almost sinister atmosphere that is flavored with sharp drums and washed-out effects. 

The drops that follow transcend the vibe with catchy usage of distorted sub-bass and subtle melodic elements, as effects and complex drums go crazy over the production. UZ and HUCCI have been deemed trap pioneers over the past years, and their collision on "Awakening" is made seamlessly as both artists display a fresh sound while satisfying their older listeners as well. 

UZ and HUCCI both started releasing music independently towards the start of the decade, and their forward-thinking beats paved the way for trap to evolve. Midway through 2019, they have both created their respective record labels, Quality Goods Records and VEYRON ARCHE, and keep it busy in terms of releases as well as extensive touring.

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Walshy Fire serves up a red hot mix ahead of BUDX Lagos

Latest from MixMag - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 18:17

Mixmag and BUDX visit the Nigerian capital on June 26 - 28

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Wave Racer is back, new music underway confirmed

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 18:14
Wave Racer is back, new music underway confirmedWave Racer 1

It has been years since we’ve heard from Wave Racer, though now the Aussie beatmaker is confirmed to be on the comeback trail, ending a more than two-year hiatus. Wave Racer, commonly credited as the creator of the vibrant “bubble-trap” sub-genre that would eventually give way to the advent of future bass, planted his flag at a time when dance music was at the peak of its global expansion. With a sound akin to the likes of Lido (Trippy Turtle), Cashmere Cat, and What So Not, and Ryan Hemsworth among others, the “Flash Drive” producer helped define an important moment for electronic music before disappearing in 2017.

Now, it appears a comeback is in order, after a quiet update to the Future Classic producer’s social media channels after years of radio silence. Best of all, according to a statement provided to Dancing Astronaut from Wave Racer’s management, “Wavey is finally back,” and “new music will be here very very soon.” To introduce the roll out, the producer’s team has also launched a call-in phone number— (415)-510-2415 so fans can preview upcoming new music. Stay tuned for more updates as the story develops, but for now, prepare for Wave Racer’s highly anticipated return.

EXCLUSIVE: Moonboy Dropped By Management In Wake of Sexual Abuse Allegation

Latest from Your EDM - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 18:01

This past weekend, EDM Twitter has lobbied accusations against producer/DJ Moonboy, beginning with user @stephhcastro_, who tweeted on Saturday, “MOONBOY is the fakest person ive ever met in my life and knowingly fucks underage girls.”

The screenshots and videos Steph used to support her initial claim did not do so, and only generally showed Moonboy to have allegedly deceived her into buying a plane ticket to a festival in Canada. However, Steph’s tweet opened the door for other women to tell their stories, and others had much more significant accusations.

Most notable was @tostadabrooklyn, who told of a situation in which she went back to Moonboy’s hotel room to engage in consensual sex with him. Brooklyn (as we’ll call her, for ease) says she was 100% sober while Moonboy was drunk during the encounter.

“When we were having sex though, he kept asking me to record it and I kept saying no and that was that,” Brooklyn wrote. “The last position I remember was laying on my right side facing the wall.

“The next morning, I woke up completely on the other side of the bed. I fell asleep while he continued to have sex with me. While I was asleep, I had a CLEAR memory of rolling over and pushing a flash away from me.”

My experience with Moonboy. FUCK HIM AND FUCK ANYONE WHO SUPPORTS HIM. pic.twitter.com/eHeQrJdU4K

— Brooklyn Tostada ???? (@tostadabrooklyn) June 23, 2019

I’m done tweeting – I’m deleting the app y’all are TOO fucked up for me and I’m about to snap. I will be coming out to my parents about the situation & i will be taking legal action! Like i said this wasn’t made up attention wanting shit – this HAPPENED and i am living with it.

— Brooklyn Tostada ???? (@tostadabrooklyn) June 23, 2019

Another accusation came from @laynebrank.

Basically similar situation as everyone else. Shawn told me originally his name was Jaime. I didn’t find out otherwise until ghastly referred to him by his real name. He kept making advances while I was trying to sleep. I ended up leaving his house at 3am v scared.

— ???????????????????? ???????????????????????? (@laynebrank) June 23, 2019

Your EDM reached out to the management email listed on Moonboy’s social media pages this afternoon, and received this response, “Loko Entertainment has parted ways with Moonboy. We have no further comment at this time.”

At time of publishing, Moonboy has still made no public acknowledgement of the accusations nor any statement in response to them. However, he has deleted thousands of tweets since the accusations first surfaced this weekend — it’s unknown if these tweets could have been potentially damaging. Your EDM has reached out to Moonboy for comment, as well, though he’s not responded at time of publishing. We will update if and when he chooses to respond to these accusations.

We’ve been unable to find any legal charges against Moonboy, and it’s important to remember these accusations are just that – accusations. However, sometimes silence speaks louder than words and Moonboy’s lack of comment is certainly disconcerting.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: EXCLUSIVE: Moonboy Dropped By Management In Wake of Sexual Abuse Allegation

Win a Chance to Meet Flosstradamus and 4B Before their July 12th Denver Show

EDM.com - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 18:00

You and three of your friends could meet Flosstradamus and 4B during an exclusive pizza party before their show at The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver.

Bass heads in and around Denver, Colorado: You could win a chance to meet Flosstradamus and 4B in July. Both artists are currently traveling in support of their recent collaboration, "Blackout," with a tour of the same name. When they stop in Denver at the Fillmore Auditorium they're going to hang out with some lucky fans during an exclusive pizza party before their show.

Each lucky winner of the contest will be awarded entry to the pizza party/meet and greet along with three friends before Flosstradamus and 4B's July 12th performances. There will be food and beverages, and it's only open to 21+ attendees.

All you must do to enter is follow the directions in the widget below. Winners will be selected and notified July 8th.

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Flosstradamus and 4B's Blackout Tour is currently in full swing and will conclude with appearances at HARD Summer in Fontana, California on August 3rd. For more information, visit the tour website.

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Jeffrey Sutorius is Now Officially “Dash Berlin” Again As He Takes The Name Back

Latest from Global Dance Electronic - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 17:49

We have all been following the conflict and turmoil that has been going on within Dash Berlin. Last year, Jeffrey Sutorius announced he was going solo, due to issues within the group. Issues between him and the other two members, Sebastiaan Molijn and Eelke Kalberg, continued from then throughout 2019.

Finally, their feuding has come to an end. In a press release, the group stated that Molijn and Kalberg have decided to end their part with the project, and give full creative control to Sutorious. Dash Berlin released what was to be their final track, “Locked Out Of Heaven,” with Jonathan Mendelsohn, in March 2019.

Dear friends, fans, promoters & press,

We are happy to announce that after a pretty challenging time for all of us, we succeeded in overcoming our differences and misunderstandings. At the end of the day, good communication is everything. After a sensational rollercoaster journey of more than 10 years with many highlights, we all have come to the conclusion that the chemistry between us is gone and that it is time for a change.

We all now look forward to a new chapter. Jeffrey Sutorius will set forth the legacy of Dash Berlin within his own vision. Founding members and music producers Sebastiaan Molijn and Eelke Kalberg together with Vanderkleij Agency have decided to end their part in the Dash Berlin project to focus on exciting new musical projects.

We all wish each other nothing but good vibes and success.

We thank everybody for the ongoing support.

Jeffrey Sutorius (now officially Dash Berlin) also released a statement today (6/24). In the post below, he shouts out his lawyers for their hard work and his wife for standing by him through “heaven and hell,” as well as all his friends, family and colleagues. Moving forward, Sutorius will carry the torch of Dash Berlin as a solo act.

Read his statement below:

I want to thank my lawyers Mr. Düzgün, Mr. Zee and Mrs. Wisman for their continued support and advice on both personal and professional level. I couldn’t have done this without you. I want to thank my wife for staying behind me all the way through heaven and hell ❤.

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— Dash Berlin (@DashBerlin) June 24, 2019

All my family, friends and colleagues who reached out and showed support: THANK YOU.
You know who you are…

The epicness continues!#dashberlin #dashisback #jeffisdash #dashisjeff #the1andonlydashberlin

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— Dash Berlin (@DashBerlin) June 24, 2019

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The Librarian picks 14 breakneck tracks for Bass Coast 2019

Latest from MixMag - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 17:24

The Bass Coast co-founder selects some high-powered tracks ahead of the festival

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Defying Controversy and Doubt, Spring Awakening Returns with a Stronger, Safer Festival [Review]

EDM.com - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 17:07

Though its location was far, 2019 was Spring Awakening's smoothest festival in years with performances by GRiZ, DJ Snake, Excision, REZZ, Nora en Pure and others.

Another successful year is in the books for Chicago’s Spring Awakening Music Festival. Although the planning of this year’s installment came with controversy - and though React Presents was forced to announce new locations for the gathering twice - the 2019 edition proved an excellent installment of the Chicago summer music festival. 

Spring Awakening has been a mainstay of the Windy City since 2008. Readers who remember days past might pine for 2012-2015, when SAMF took place at Soldier Field. Others may also remember the festival’s somewhat rougher home of Adams/Medill Park in Lower Westside Chicago. Late last year, the event's organizers announced that they would move away from Adams/Medill due to construction, and in November announced a new home of Douglas Park - home of Riot Fest. Unfortunately for React Presents, local city officials were not too pleased with this announcement and nixed the move.

Though there were whispers that React would not be able to find a location suitable for their eighth Spring Awakening, they defied naysayers and announced their new home of Poplar Creek in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Poplar Creek is located just over 35 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, directly adjacent to the Sears Centre Arena.

Brohug, Spring Awakening 2019Getting There

Logistically speaking, Spring Awakening’s notable distance from Chicago proved to be its biggest downfall. Those with cars encountered a 1.5+ hour drive from downtown, and longish waits for festival parking. Public transportation was available for those who did not want to drive from the city or navigate parking alongside thousands of others. Travelers could expect to ride the Blue Line (~1 hour) all the way to Chicago’s Rosemont neighborhood, then hop on a free, SAMF-provided school bus (~35min) for the rest of the way to the festival. On Saturday and Sunday, a closure on the Blue Line added a shuttle and about 45 minutes to the travel time. Though the transport was somewhat basic, the school buses ran smoothly and set a mood reminiscent of those worry-free summer camp days from so many years ago; this proved to be reinvigorating after the odious CTA trips.

Though the journey was long, React Presents should be praised for giving very clear travel instructions on their website, and providing free shuttles at least part of the way to the festival. Aside from distance and lengthened wait times due to the mass exodus of festivalgoers, as well as closures along the Blue Line, traveling to Spring Awakening was a smooth affair. With any luck, next year organizers can send their dates to the city to avoid closures during time. 

Summer camp vibes on the bus to Spring AwakeningFestival Grounds

This year’s Spring Awakening boasted of 27 acres, four major stages, two small stages, two ferris wheels, a rideable hot-air balloon (first time in SAMF history!), and a plethora of merchandise and food vendors. Though there were only two water stations, water was plentiful, lines were extremely fast, and the stations did not run out and spark minor riots like in 2017. Medical tents and security gave out free water, and bars were plentiful. It seems that React Presents definitely took previous years’ pitfalls to heart and planned accordingly.

Upon entering the grounds, the festival felt smaller than advertised, but not for long. Immediately flanking the entrance, there were two hangar-style stages (the Function and the Hangar) that would be the weekend’s home to SAMF’s trance and dubstep acts. After walking in past the merch and food booths, however, the festival grounds broadened to include the enormous Solstice stage and the smaller (but still huge) Equinox stage. If there were any critics who docked previous Spring Awakenings for stage presence, they were surely quieted by this year’s production size.

Spring Awakening Festival MapThe Music

Though the new ‘burby location and significant travel times may have dissuaded some festival goers, the lineup and performances really made the weekend worthwhile. Performers were well-placed in regards to both location and time slot. For the most part, there were no moments of major claustrophobia or crushing crowds moving from one stage to another. Unlike larger Chicago festivals like Lollapalooza, moving from one act to another was easy.

Friday’s schedule was well stocked with popular headliners, but it was not so stacked as to leave the other days wanting. It seems that React Presents cleverly built Friday as a soft opening for their new, untested location, while still putting large names on the roster. During opening day, the Function stage had some popular house performers, like Golf Clap, Brohug, and Shiba San. With their stage under a large awning, these house heads drew large crowds of people looking to escape the daylight. The main stages saw names like Audien, Oliver Heldens, Zomboy, Illenium, and Zedd. Heldens brought an excellent house set to Solstice stage, warming up both the speakers and the enormous LED panels for the weekend. With excellent mixes of Childish Gambino’s "This Is America," and the legendary "You Know" by Zeds Dead, he lived up to his hype and showcased some excellent talent during his Spring Awakening set.

Oliver Heldens, Spring Awakening 2019Zomboy, Spring Awakening 2019

Saturday’s lineup felt substantially bolstered from the previous day, and the music from day two of SAMF arguably made the entire weekend worth it. The day started off with strong performances by Subtronics, who drew a huge audience to his 4:00 PM set, and Droeloe, who played their then-unreleased collaboration with Zeds Dead. What So Not brought his signature Australian trap and he marched around on Solstice stage playing marching drums. Flosstradamus and 4B absolutely threw down with their B2B set, bringing the first significantly trappy performance to the festival, which was certainly refreshing. Malaa brought the mood back with his thumping deep house, making way for Rezz’ hypnotic performance and wicked sub-bass. The closing set that stole the show on Saturday night, however, was DJ Snake (with appearances by Malaa); he brought a pinch of trap and a touch of hardstyle back to the festival along with a lot of (literal) fire. DJ Snake pulled no punches. Immediately, upon starting his set, and made absolute full use of LED panels, strobes, pyrotechnics, fireworks, CO2 cannons, and lasers. Epileptics absolutely be warned.

REZZ, Spring Awakening 2019DJ Snake, Spring Awakening 2019

Sunday’s sets were certainly a deescalation of the day prior, and though the performances were calmer in genre, the energy and performances carried through to the final day of the festival. Peekaboo set the mood with a heavy-yet-chill session that was both energetic and somehow relaxing. GTA filled up Solstice stage with one of their house and techno purple sets, bringing their signature classiness to the festival. Rusko brought his OG dubstep to the Equinox stage, and was closely followed by an Excision Detox Set, which kept on with the day’s “heavy-yet-chill” vibes. Nora en Pure spun some excellent house and deep house in the Function stage. In the words of one attendee, “Nora en Pure made it all worth it. Great set.”

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And finally, the performance that absolutely conquered Sunday night (and perhaps the festival overall) was, of course, GRiZ. Easing in with the opening sound bite from the first song of his recent album, Ride Waves, the performer's presence stomped onstage with an excellent mix of both new and old material. Considering this festival appearance is part of GRiZ’ album tour, he played an appreciable amount of his newer, funkier work, but still focused a significant amount of time dropping jaws with his heavier, glitchier, dubbier, “older” style. 

Just as he claimed in his interview with EDM.com directly preceding his set, GRiZ’s performance was “energetic and loud and no fucks given.” Live vocals and instrumentals obviously dotted his show, and his signature saxophone solos were at least on par with some of his best performances.

GRiZ, Spring Awakening 2019Interview with GRiZThe Experience

Though Spring Awakening struggled amid controversy and an unsure future earlier this year, React Presents pulled through and established a bigger, better, safer music festival. And although the journey to the event alone was exhausting at best, SAMF’s newest location provided ample growing space for the its ever-increasing attendance. It can be more than difficult on a venue when an excess of 30,000 guests show up at the gates, but overall Poplar Creek handled it very well. Being located in the suburbs also contributed greatly to the overall attitude of the crowd. In previous years, audiences were often incredibly packed, sometimes unfriendly, and had a plethora of seedy occurrences (like rampant pick-pocketing). This year’s attendees appeared largely well-mannered and friendly, with excellent attitudes and sunny dispositions. Unlike many festivals, there was a notable lack of emergency medical and police attention; necessity for EMS was "far below what was anticipated on each of the three days ... [and] There also was no major police activity required." 

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It is apparent that React worked hard to alleviate issues from previous years, and the behind-the-scenes ran just as smoothly as the surface. They brought big names and huge stages, and did a great job helping their guests to and from the festival safely. Overall, this year’s installment was an excellent return-to-form for React Presents, and a marked improvement over some previous years of Spring Awakening. Hopefully upcoming years will see a similar growth, but with less difficulty during planning stages. 

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Pro-ject unveils its new line of T1 turntables

Latest from MixMag - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 16:33

A new line of "affordable-yet-audiophile" turntables

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Martin Garrix Announces First Show Back After Ankle Injury & Surgery

Latest from Your EDM - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 15:42

About a month ago, Martin Garrix injured his ankle after jumping off the DJ booth at OMNIA in Las Vegas. He continued his set for as long as he could, but eventually cut it short and was driven away in an ambulance. A little over a week later, he announced he was cancelling all upcoming shows as the injury required surgery.

Today, Martin announced, after a check up with his specialist, he was ready to start playing shows again! His first show back will be the beginning of his residency at Ushuaïa in Ibiza on July 4th.

“It will obviously take quite some time before everything will be back to normal and I will be able to jump around on stage like I usually do,” he writes, “but for now I’m just super happy that I can start playing shows again. Thank you so much for all your support and understanding and I hope to see you at one of the shows soon!”

See his post below, and get tickets to his Ushuaïa show here.

GREAT NEWS!!! Just came back from a check-up with the specialist and I am super excited to share that my recovery has…

Posted by Martin Garrix on Monday, June 24, 2019

 

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Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, J. Cole, Tyler, The Creator & More Set for Day N Vegas Fest

Latest from Global Dance Electronic - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 15:23

J. Cole, Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar are heading up the largest hip-hop event ever on the Las Vegas Strip this November.

Day N Vegas is set for Nov. 1-3 at Las Vegas Festival Grounds on the southwest corner of the Strip and Sahara Avenue. The event is produced by longtime concert and festival promoter Goldenvoice, which also stages Coachella and Stagecoach at Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. The inaugural event also features appearances by Lil Uzi Vert, Juice Wrld, Migos, 21 Savage, Lil Baby Tyler, The Creator, Schoolboy Q and Brockhampton.

Doors open at noon daily and the shows run into the night. Three-day passes range from $299, $349 and $399 for general admission and $549 and $899 (minus fees). They go on sale at noon Friday at daynvegas2019.com.)

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GRiZ Drops Dubstep EP Bangers[1].Zip, Announces New Tour Dates

EDM.com - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 15:05

GRiZ gave his bass-loving fans a treat with his latest EP, Bangers[1].Zip.

GRiZ made his return to the airwaves with his first EP since the release of his album Ride Waves back in April. The Michigan native producer's return comes in the form of a throwback dubstep EP titled Bangers[1].Zip

Throughout the three tracks "Ice Cream," "No Bad Trips," and "Voodoo" featuring Superlove, GRiZ throws it back to the classic heady bass sound fans of GRiZ fell in love with. As mentioned in our interview with the electro-funk star earlier in the month, Bangers[1].Zip signals the start of his "shit ton" of upcoming releases. 

In addition to the three new tracks, GRiZ just unveiled the second half of his Ride Waves tour. The full list of dates and locations can be found on his official website here.

As fans of GRiZ know, he's certainly no stranger to heavier bass, as just last month he teamed up with  Boogie T for their track "Supa Fly" which featured accompanying remixes from Rusko, Dirt Monkey, Jantsen, and more.

In addition to his many recent releases, he also dabbled in modeling as the face of an underwear company's Pride Month collection.

Bangers[1].Zip by GRiZ is out now. You can download or stream it here

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Naked man goes on rampage at Firefly, knocking over DJ equipment and punching people

Latest from Your EDM - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:53

Music festivals should be a place where you can let go and enjoy yourself among friends and lots of great music. However, some people go to events with the intention of getting too fucked up, whether on alcohol or other substances, and this doesn’t always lead to the best results. One many at Firefly Music Festival this weekend was apprehended after stripped naked, streaked through the venue and knocked over sound gear.

Official reports are that “there were no reported injuries at the Bud Light tent and no reports of assaults connected to the incident.” However, a string of tweets after searching “naked firefly” on Twitter tells a different story…

Just got punched in the face by a naked man at Firefly. What are you doing this weekend nerds?

— Chef BoyLT (@NoShowerTrower) June 22, 2019

Most likely. I didn't see him until it was too late. After I got socked all I saw was dong.

— Chef BoyLT (@NoShowerTrower) June 23, 2019

Within first hour of Firefly fest already seen a full grown man streak naked. Took about 5 cops to tackle him. Live stream tonight gonna be lit

— Blitz (@BlitzTwitchTv) June 22, 2019

I almost had to fight a naked man at Firefly yesterday…

— Cheeseburglar (@_QHefner_) June 23, 2019

I just saw a guy get arrested by the state police because he was running around naked. There’s firefly for you.

— k8 spence (@katespencee) June 22, 2019

Dover police Cpl. Mark Hoffman says the man was arrested on misdemeanor criminal mischief charges and accompanied to a medical tent due to his intoxication levels.

The streaking came the same day as police reported at least two dozen phones had been stolen at the music festival.

Firefly was headlined by Panic! At The Disco, Post Malone, and Travis Scott, with support from Zedd, Kygo, DJ Snake, Passion Pit, Death Cab For Cutie, and more.

READ MOREZedd Debuts Insane New Moving Stage Design At Red Rocks

 

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Brandt. Releases Debut Single, "Heaven Can Wait" ft. Robin Stjernberg

EDM.com - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:49

After working alongside many artists during his career Brandt. is releasing his first solo track, out now via Proximity.

Swedish songwriter and producer Brandt. (real name John Lindbrant) is teaming up with fellow Swedish pop star Robin Stjernberg for his first solo release, “Heaven Can Wait” out now via Proximity.

"Heaven Can Wait" is an emotional love ballad driven by Stjernberg's powerful vocals, featuring a bright piano roll and addictive, dreamlike chorus.  

Although "Heaven Can Wait" is his first solo release, Lindbrant is no stranger to producing melodic and emotion-driven pop hits. BoTalks, his Los Angeles-based project with creative partner Alex Kinsey, debuted their first single “Know U Anymore” in 2017 with actress and singer Sarah Hyland, which has since accumulated over three million plays.

Lindbrant also has been producing as one half of the duo Annaland which they debuted in 2017 with “Tokyo,” a songtelling the story of someone unsure of where they stand in a relationship. The Swedish producer's extensive discography goes on to include work on Danielle Bradberry’s “Potential," as well as work with EDM icon Kygo.

"Heaven Can Wait" highlights Lindbrants talent to create relatable and enchanting love songs, and this track symbolizes the start of a promising solo career. 

Stream or download "Heaven Can Wait" featuring Robin Stjernberg, out now via Proximity.

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Exclusive: Ship Wrek arrives with their inaugural edit pack including the Skrillex-approved ‘Turn Off the Lights’ bootleg

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:47
 Ship Wrek arrives with their inaugural edit pack including the Skrillex-approved ‘Turn Off the Lights’ bootlegDscc06520

LA-based DJ/producer duo Ship Wrek has been creating serious waves throughout the first half of 2019. Their Spinnin’ Deep release “Soul” hastily made the rounds in a number of DJ performances from the likes of Tiësto, Dillon Francis and Martin Garrix and in May, their Dog Blood edit of “Turn Off the Lights” began catching attention. During his surprise appearance at this year’s EDC Las Vegas, Skrillex teased the Ship Wrek version of the first Dog Blood release since 2013 and it quickly became a point of interest on the fan-curated 1001Tracklists.com. The duo is now treating their fans to not only the long-awaited bootleg after months of speculation and begging from the fans’ end, but also a complete five-track edit pack for DJs to employ this summer.

Each and every creation in the duo’s release is flooded with bouncy and enthralling four-on-the-floor house instrumentals. The pack launches with the aforementioned “Turn Off the Lights” bootleg and additionally includes takes on Mike Vale’s “Music Is the Answer”, a throwback version of “Smoke On The Water”, Dillon Francis & TV Noise’sEDM O’CLOCK” and one extra flip of Dog Blood with “Break Law“.

Tomorrowland Releases "Book of Wisdom" Trailer, will Gift Physical Book to Attendees

EDM.com - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:41

Tomorrowland released a trailer video telling the story of "The Book of Wisdom" just one month before the gates open.

In preparation for next month's international EDM celebration, the minds behind Tomorrowland released a brand-new teaser trailer for the event, "The Book of Wisdom." The video provides a highly cinematic vision of the "magic" experience that organizers intend to deliver to the attendees of the 15th anniversary outing.

In addition to the video "The Book of Wisdom," festival representatives have announced that all attendees will receive a physical copy of The Book of Wisdom, a 160-page hardcover book telling the story of this year's show. 

Fans have been told to start checking their mailboxes as the books are set to be sent out alongside their festival bracelets sometime this week. The book is written by Irish author Sarah Maria Griffin and features illustrations from Belgian artist Patrick Cornelis

Earlier in the month, the full lineup for Tomorrowland 2019 was released. Among the headliners are The Chainsmokers, Steve AokiTiësto and more.

Tomorrowland 2019 takes place July 19th-21st and July 26th-28th in Boom, Belgium. Tickets are on sale now and are available for purchase here.

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Spice up your day with LICK’s new single “Runaway” ft. Tori Letzler

Latest from Your EDM - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:25

Newcomer LICK has been on a warpath this year. He’s released huge remixes of Kiiara, Skrillex and more. Now he’s unveiling his debut album. The second single from the album, “Runaway,” dropped on Friday, and it’s a banger for sure. He teams up with vocalist Tori Letzler for a song you’ll be hearing at Electric Forest, Audiotistic, and others throughout the Summer. It starts out melodically before LICK unleashes a massive drop.

Keep your eye on this rising player in the bass music scene as he’s sure to become a household name.



This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Spice up your day with LICK’s new single “Runaway” ft. Tori Letzler

Laxcity delivers the chill tune you need this Monday

Latest from Your EDM - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:16

Laxcity is known for his chill and down tempo compositions. He’s currently unveiling his new EP and last Friday he dropped a new single “Purity.” Its near-ambient like nature makes it the perfect song to ease you into the work week. Laxcity even sings on the song! If you’re a fan of relaxing music or need something to add to your study playlist, you should definitely consider Laxcity’s latest offering.



This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Laxcity delivers the chill tune you need this Monday

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