Micah Martin is invading dance music and I could not be more here for it. After three tracks with Kayzo, another with Anki, and one with Snafu all the way back in 2016, Martin has become something of a fixture in dance music for his unique vocal personality. Most recently, he appears on “Satisfy The Rage,” new from Rival.
“Satisfy The Rage” clearly leans quite heavily on Martin’s vocals, which sit gallantly atop the production in the mix for the majority of the track. But the dark and suspenseful production go together brilliantly with the vocals, which are even more accurately portrayed by the color scheme of the lyric video below: dark reds, sinister shadows, and still water.
The song as a single is good, but it feels like it would truly be a monumental track leading into some epic climax in an album or EP. Time will tell if that feeling materializes, but I’m happy with the track as is.
Check out “Satisfy The Rage” from Rival, featuring Micah Martin, below.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Rival – Satisfy The Rage (ft. Micah Martin) [Lyric Video]
Louis The Child dropped their Kids At Play EP toward the end of 2018, and we’ve been loving it ever since, But, going on five months later, the tracks were ready for an update. Enter the Kids At Play (Remixes) EP, including this minimal trap cut from rising artist Duke & Jokes.
Originally, “Breaking News” was an upbeat, poppy, and light-hearted song. It never particularly rubs you the wrong way, and it’s a breezy tune that you can imagine listening to whilst driving with the windows down in the sunshine. The remix from Duke & Jones is… not that.
For a little while, it feels like the tone will remain more delicate. But then you get those low horns leading into the drop, and suddenly the rug is pulled out from under you. Trap flutes and a super minimal drum pattern make up all of the drop, giving it a darker and more sinister feel.
It’s easily the darkest take of any of the remixes on the new EP, and it’s just our speed. Check it out below, and listen to the rest of the remixes here.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Duke & Jones Drop New Trapped Out Remix Of “Breaking News” From Louis The Child
Lost Stories teamed up with award-winning singer Kavita Seth for a banging, new Sufi electro track on KSHMR’s Dharma Worldwide
It's a well-known fact that the dance music scene in the Asian markets - and specifically the Indian subcontinent - has been booming in the recent past. One of the key forces through that are Mumbai-based duo Lost Stories. Being the first Indian DJs to perform at the mammoth stages of Tomorrowland and beyond, they’re not only taking India to the world, but making their music globally appealing by incorporating Indian influences.
The duo just dropped their latest single “Mahi” in collaboration with award-winning vocalist Kavita Seth. The track is a coming together of two diverse styles of music: EDM and Sufi vocals. While the traditional essence of the track is kept intact, its seamless amalgamation with dance music is where its beauty lies. The blend of dance music complimented by the eastern flavor leads to a perfectly resulting fusion.
KSHMR has always been close to his Indian roots and it comes as no surprise that a track with such a seamless fusion of not only music but cultures was picked by him to release on Dharma Worldwide. Lost Stories (a.k.a. Prayag Mehta and Rishab Joshi) debuted the track at the Sunburn Festival in Pune, India, earlier this year when KSHMR invited them onstage during his set. Following that, it has now come out on and will be distributed via Dharma.
“Lost Stories are like my brothers and I was just waiting for the right song to have together on Dharma," said KSHMR of the release. "Mahi instantly struck me as the perfect choice.”
Speaking about “Mahi,” Lost Stories said it was “A special track and one [their] biggest releases to date.” The duo took four years to produce this track the way they wanted to, saying “The track is very close to the signature sound that we envisioned 10 years ago when we started off as DJs.”
Lost Stories is a name synonymous with India’s dance music scene. In their decade-long career they’ve had many a success, from their debut release on Tiësto’s Black Hole Recordings to being the first Indian act to play at Tomorrowland, Mysteryland and many more.
With releases on major labels like Universal Music, Interscope and Sony Music already under their belt, they’re all set to pave the way for Indian acts on the global scene. Over the years, Lost Stories have reinvented themselves with a new sound and energy in addition to debuting at international festivals, collaborating with artists worldwide, and making unique, standout music.Follow Lost Stories:
Debut albums are important milestone in any artist’s career – but back in 2003 in the electronic music world, they were far less common than they are today. And for an artist to persist and grow to become a legend in the past 16 years is absolutely noteworthy. Today, Kaskade’s debut album It’s You, It’s Me celebrates its 16th anniversary.
It’s You, It’s Me
16 years old today
When’s the last time you listened to this?
— Kaskade (@kaskade) March 18, 2019
Coincidentally the same day that Skrillex’s debut album Recess was released, Kaskade’s album was released in a much different musical era. Back in 2003, “dubstep” was but a glimmer in popular culture’s eyes; “future bass” wasn’t even a thing — “regular” bass hardly even was; Justin Bieber was only 9 years old.
Listening back on the album now, there are far fewer “main stage” moments in the production. It’s about groove, rhythm, melody, and soul, rather than glitz, flash, massive bass, and major label features. There’s a time and a place for both, but it’s hard to argue that without the first, there wouldn’t be the second.
Check out It’s You, It’s Me from Kaskade below.
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Kaskade’s Debut Album “It’s You, It’s Me” Celebrates 16 Years
The Finnish duo have compiled tracks from across decades of trance music.
Trance veterans Miika Eloranta and Janne Mansnerus, collectively known as Super8 & Tab, have been hard at work on a new compilation album. Having previously mixed many other compilations including Anjunabeats Worldwide 01 & 02, and releasing three original artist albums titled Empire, Unified, and Reformation, the duo have put forth a brand new effort on Armada Music titled Past, Present & Future.
The concept of the album is exactly what the title suggests; tracks have been selected from decades of trance music to illustrate the genre's rich history, its current trends, and the direction Super8 & Tab see it going in the future. A multitude of familiar names spanning the entire realm of trance and beyond are scattered throughout the album including Ferry Corsten, Myon, Above & Beyond, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin van Buuren, and many more.
Genre enthusiasts will find familiar classic titles with new twists on the compilation, including Mark Sixma's energetic remix of the timeless "1998" by Binary Finary, a remix of the anthem "Strange World" by Push from progressive titan Andrew Bayer, and Ashley Wallbridge's uplifting take on Super8's own "Alba." There's even a 2019 update of Super8 & Tab's hit "Helsinki Scorchin'" to open up the mix, and their remix of the classic "Amsterdam" by Luminary to close it out, ending the compilation on a track that was released all the way back in 2006.
Past, Present & Future perfectly encapsulates the euphoric and uplifting yet driving and groovy trance sound for which Super8 & Tab have become so well known throughout the years. Constantly pushing boundaries and reforming their sound, while maintaining those ever-important elements that make the duo's work so recognizable, Super8 & Tab have provided a compilation album sure to satisfy trance fans across the entire spectrum of the genre. Everything from progressive trance to tech, uplifting to classic is present and well organized to build and drop the energy throughout the hour and 25-minute mix.
Super8 & Tab's latest effort fires on all cylinders from start to finish. Capturing the experience of attending a DJ set from the Finns and making it available to hear anytime, anyplace, Past Present & Future touches on just about every aspect of their music. Festival anthems roll seamlessly into techier selections, and uplifting sections provide euphoria with lyrics that listeners will undoubtedly sing along with for weeks. Eloranta and Mansnerus have created a compilation that will be treasured by the trance community for years to come, and will hopefully be the first of many of its kind.
Timed perfectly with the album's release, Super8 & Tab are hitting the road for more global touring, with stops in Finland, Singapore, L.A., Kiev, and many more to be announced. Past, Present & Future is available now, and can be found here.Follow Super8 & Tab:
Photos from Ultra Music Festival's stage construction have surfaced.
Perhaps it wasn't all hot air when Ultra Music Festival's organizers said the move to Virginia Key would prove advantageous. Images of the three-day event's stage construction have found their way to the masses, and the famous megastructure looks to be more than twice as big as that of previous years.
The photos come courtesy of Instagram account Everything Ultra, and they show the megastructure scaffoldings in various stages of construction. A second gallery shows overhead shots of the main stage, which only appears to be foundational structures at the time the photos were taken.View the original article to see embedded media.View the original article to see embedded media.
No matter how fervently members of the community have tried to derail Ultra's momentum, the festival's organizers have managed to follow through on their plans. Even after the Miami City Commission voted in favor of the relocation last year, two separate lawsuits made for additional obstacles.
The inaugural Ultra Music Festival took place in 1999, and from 2001 forward Bayfront Park played host to the gathering. Last year, however, the Commission voted down Ultra's contract to take place there in 2019 and beyond.
Ultra Music Festival 2019 will take place from March 29th-31st. Tickets and additional information can be found on the event website.FOLLOW ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL:
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Last week, Spotify announced that it had filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with the European Union. On Friday, Apple responded, addressing many but not all of Spotify’s claims about its service and how it charges vendors in its App Store.
Today, Spotify has responded to Apple’s response, calling the company “monopolist” and alleging that their response on Friday was “entirely in line with our expectations.”
In a response to Apple’s response, late Friday morning a Spotify rep said: “Every monopolist will suggest they have done nothing wrong and will argue that they have the best interests of competitors and consumers at heart. In that way, Apple’s response to our complaint before the European Commission is not new and is entirely in line with our expectations.
“We filed our complaint because Apple’s actions hurt competition and consumers, and are in clear violation of the law. This is evident in Apple’s belief that Spotify’s users on iOS are Apple customers and not Spotify customers, which goes to the very heart of the issue with Apple. We respect the process the European Commission must now undertake to conduct its review.”
Details of the forthcoming legal battle in the EU will continue to emerge, as a war of words is likely to go on between the two companies.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Spotify Responds To Apple’s Response Over Anti-Trust Complaint In The EU
The Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office will soon begin to auction off Fyre Festival merchandise, in an effort to repay the fraud victims who’ve yet to receive compensation. The premise of the auction’s potential for commercial success lies in the infamy of Fyre Festival—widespread knowledge of the music festival fraud scandal will likely cause the official merchandise recouped by the federal government to become highly coveted collector’s items.
“We have an assortment of the ‘real thing’ Fyre Festival-branded tee-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, hats, wristbands, and medallions,” a spokesman from the United States Marshals Service’s (USMS) Manhattan office told Vulture. “We know that there is tremendous interest in these items in the metro area in particular.”
The USMS will facilitate the auction online, and will distribute the funds generated through merchandise sales to verified ticket purchasers and investors. The profits, however, will not cover Billy McFarland‘s debt in its totality. McFarland famously cheated investors out of approximately $24 million, and a ticket vendor out of about $2 million.
McFarland’s financial victims will receive a percentage of the clothing sales, “based on their respective losses,” prosecutors said. “Our objective always is to get the funds back to the victims as fast as we can in cases where there are victims,” USMS Marshals added.
The USMS will announce a formal date for the online auction at a later time.
East London based producer FNP spends his time managing & promoting artists in the mainstream space for his day job, but his main passion has always been creating electronic music. Starting off originally as a Drum n Bass creator, the rising producer has since then changed his sound into something more House infused, with an
The Australian group heads to London on October 25th
Alpe d’huez, France was the home to the first ever Alpe d’huez Tomorrowland Winter this past weekend. After a high winds advisory earlier this week, which caused the grounds to be evacuated, and three incredible days that will be remembered by attendees for a lifetime, Tomorrowland Winter wrapped up successfully this weekend.' As always with Tomorrowland,
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Two boxes of authentic Fyre Festival merchandise are up for grabs
RIP. It was just announced that MySpace, one of the first social media websites to hit the internet, has lost over 50 million songs that were uploaded from 2003 – 2015 which is pretty insane news to most people who grew up using that website. Personally I changed my song at least once a week
Autograf have released the debut single from their forthcoming Love and Retrograde EP, which is due to be released in full this summer. It is the group’s first EP release in three years, and the debut track is titled “Hold Me Back,” featuring stunning vocals by John Splithoff. The group has been teasing the track for quite some time now, and the track proves to be well worth the wait.
“Hold Me Back” is a groovy song exudes warmth, making it a perfect tune to carry listeners out of the cold winter into spring. Splithoff’s soulful vocals build the release into a mixture of eclectic and vintage synths paired with an upbeat drop. The track is out now on ALT:VISION.
Fresh off the release of his 'High Street Creeps' album
Cheat Codes teamed up with Afrojack for the first time for a fun, neon-lit video for "Ferrari."
Cheat Codes (comprised of Trevor Dahl, Matthew Russell and Kevi Ford) dropped the music video for their single, “Ferrari." The neon, highly saturated visuals give the bass-heavy track the visual justice it deserves.
This marks the Cheat Codes’ first time collaborating with Afrojack, and the house team-up doesn’t disappoint. The trio’s signature electronic textures perfectly fuse with the Dutch DJ’s signature drops.
The song is juxtaposed by its narrative of relationship woes with club-bop vibes, a guarantee it’ll make its way through the party circuit. While “Ferrari” is about the moment where you mess up in a relationship and overcompensate, the music video emphasizes the song's tongue in cheek.
The single is a sample of the diverse electronic hooks to expect from Level 2, Cheat Codes' upcoming EP. As the title denotes, this EP is the second from the trio, following Level 1 released last year.
Four singles from the forthcoming EP have been released so far, including the sugary electronic track “Feeling of Falling” with Kim Petras. Cheat Codes have also dropped a slew of remixes, notably Steve Aoki’s “Waste It On Me” with BTS.
The trio recently concluded their tour with Aoki throughout the UK this past month. In case you weren't on the right side of the pond, catch Cheat Codes at Ultra Music Festival or Spring Awakening this year.FOLLOW CHEAT CODES:
Teaming up with Cozmoe and Cxssidy, Covex's latest melodic single makes us melt.
Colorado native Brendan Bell, known in the music world as Covex, is making huge strides in melodic electronic music. This 22-year-old's seamless production and captivating, atmospheric sounds have earned him support from likeminded artists such as Slow Magic, Illenium, Crywolf and more.
In the year 2017, Bell made his festival debut at Sonic Bloom Music Festival and Global Dance Festival in Colorado, followed by the release of his first EP titled Bloom last year. So far, Bell has not slowed down in 2019. Bringing a sturdy sense of determination along with his newly refined sound, he is already set up to keep making waves throughout the year.
This year, Bell is set to release at least one new track each month. In January, he presented us with "In Between" featuring Gioto. His remix of London Grammar's "Hey Now" followed in February, leading to the release of his most recent single titled "Breakaway."
This track is a collaboration with fellow producer Cozmoe and features vocals from Cxssidy. Soft piano, guitar and breathy vocals start the track off before the quiet intro crescendos into an intricate chorus. Synths are accompanied by a lighthearted, bright backing that instantly lifts your mood. "I could melt into the stars with you by my side," sings Cxssidy before yet another, more energetic chorus drops.
Bell's signature indie electronic sound can't be missed in this track and is now also joined by vibes similar to those within the Foreign Family label. The bubbly, euphoric instrumentation in this winter release definitely makes us excited for the upcoming summer months.
Out for less than twenty four hours, "Breakaway" has already been reposted by Echos and San Holo on SoundCloud, making Bell ecstatic about the success of one of his personal favorite releases. Listen to this audibly aesthetic track in full below, or click here for more streaming options.
Next month, you can catch one of Bell's hypnotizing live performances as he opens for Slow Magic at the Fox Theatre on April 11th. He will also open for Manila Killa at the Bluebird Theater this summer on June 20th.FOLLOW COVEX:
After selling out two Red Rocks dates in October in a matter of minutes, Illenium pledged to add a third date for those who couldn’t secure tickets quickly enough. True to his word, Illenium announced a third date had been obtained, and it goes on sale tomorrow.
Illenium announced this morning the third show will be another New Album Live Set on Thursday, October 10. The third date, expected to sell out probably just as quickly as the first two, goes on sale tomorrow, March 19, at noon local time. Tickets will be available here.
A third Red Rocks show has been added on Thursday, Oct. 10th! Can’t believe the first two sold out so quickly
— ILLENIUM (@ILLENIUMMUSIC) March 18, 2019
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Illenium Officially Adds Third Red Rocks Show for 2019, On Sale Tomorrow
No stranger to crafting genre-warping productions, visionary Mat Zo continues to stun with his newest Mad Zoo release, Tracing Steps. A master of both construction and exploration, the UK artist has traversed through trance, drum and bass, techno, dubstep, and funk—all while maintaining a sound that’s distinctly his. Fans of Damage Control will revel in Tracing Steps, which Zo notes as a return to his earlier work.
The four-track EP packs a heavy punch with each track clocking in around six minutes of listening goodness and featuring an extended version of “Deep Inside,” the single released earlier in March. Diverse yet saturated with classic Zo sounds, Tracing Steps channels a progressive structure overlaid by a complexity of futuristic synths, distortion, and nostalgic bells. From the awe-inspiring “Tracing Steps” to the dark groove funk of “Lust,” Zo exhibits an artful control of stylistic storytelling. In his work, Mat Zo delivers anything but the standard, once again championing a soundscape unlike any other.