Recently, music producer Carnage announced that he will be hosting the first-ever drive-in event in the United States. Taking place in Orlando, the RAVE ROAD will occur on June 6th while maintaining social distancing guidelines.
Considering that it is the first of its kind in North America, it may be a little confusing as to how the event will function. Thankfully, we had the chance to speak with the clever music artist about what is in store for the exciting festival.You are officially organizing the first-ever drive-in music festival in North America. What led you to come up with this clever concept?
I saw what they were doing in Europe and I was like fuck, I gotta bring this to the States. I mostly wanted to do something historic for the fans… I want to keep live events happening because they’re a source of positivity for people all across the world. It’s all about bringing the fans together in a safe way for me. People need an outlet and something to look forward to in these times and events/music can provide that for them.This might end up being one of the first US festivals of the COVID era. Does that make you nervous?
Not at all, I’ve always been a trendsetter and pushing the boundaries of my whole career. I’m confident in my team. We brought in Disco Donnie for Orlando and Relentless Beats in AZ. These guys are some of the best in the biz.Why did you specifically choose to bring The RAVE ROAD to Orlando?
I have mad love for Orlando. I brought RARE to Orlando in 2016 and that was WILD, we ended up doing 3 RARE shows there 2016-2018. The shows were some of my favorites because all the homies were on the lineup before they blew up like Marshmello and Travis Scott. I’ve gotten tweets for years asking me to do something big in Orlando and this was the perfect opportunity to do it right.How is this drive-in event going to be different than any show you’ve done before?
It’s the same but different I guess. I’ve never performed for a crowd of cars so that’s definitely a first. Despite that, I’m still bringing a massive stage with full special effects and dropping the old and new shit that will put you in your feels, then make you want to headbang out of your sunroof. This is 100% for the fans, and I produced it with them in mind. I’m still working with the venue and medical professionals (as always) to create the safest plan for our fans while still letting them enjoy the show and have some fun!As promised, your event will aim to maintain social distancing guidelines on the day of the show. How will you ensure that these guidelines remain in place?
Like I kinda touched on before, I’m working with the venue, promoters, and some medical professionals to make this the safest event possible. Any safety concerns Disco Donnie or Relentless can address!The ROAD RAVE will have performances from not only yourself, but from Riot Ten, NITTI GRITTI, Blunts & Blondes, and GRAVEDGR. What led you to choose these specific artists to become a part of this one-of-a-kind event?
Putting together the lineups for shows is one of my favorite things… I tell everyone, if I wasn’t a DJ, I would be an A&R at some label. I knew as soon as we locked in Orlando I wanted to get all my Florida boys onboard. This was about to become a full-blown festival. With that in mind, I called up Blunts & Blondes and Nitti Gritti and they locked it within seconds. Those dudes are both crushing it right now. Riot Ten has made some big moves and I fuck with his music and vibes, he is def gonna throw down. GRAVEDGR is my boy, he has been dropping steady heat on my label Heavyweight and the fans love him. This is the perfect festival lineup for all the bass heads out there.You will soon be releasing your very own documentary, “The Price of Greatness: A Look Into The Misunderstood.” Tell us about it.
This is a project I’ve been working on for a long time. This seemed like the perfect time to finally release it. It’s a really up close and personal look at my life, what it’s like being a touring DJ, and just my outlook on life. I’m excited to share this with my fans and let them get a look at who I am beyond the stage. There are some really magical moments in there from being in the studio with Mac Miller, my first Ultra Mainstage in 2016, to some never before seen or heard Avicii music and video. It’s out now on my YouTube!A portion of the proceeds from The RAVE ROAD and your documentary will be going to the ANF COVID-19 Relief Fund. What made you choose this one?
It’s no secret I’m from Nicaragua and have mad love for my homeland. I wanted to do something to give back to them and help in these hard times. It’s been tough on people here in the states but it’s even harder in countries like Nicaragua where they are already struggling just to have basic necessities for everyday life.Do you have any final thoughts that you would like to share?
I’m doing another Road Rave in Phoenix, AZ on May 30th, it got dropped the day after Orlando. I wanted to do something for the west coast fans too. I called up my boys 4B, Valentino Khan, Saymyname, Dr. Fresch, Bijou, and Paz for this one. It’s gonna be wild. I’m ready to get back on the road and in front of the fans doing what I love.
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As Spain begins to lift its quarantine, the famed Ibiza Rocks will start to host pool parties daily beginning on July 1. Major airlines will also start to offer flights (at great prices, might we add) to Ibiza after this date.
Ibiza Rocks is an open air, daytime venue — which makes it relatively safe following the COVID-19 pandemic. While the typical schedule will have to change a bit, they promise exciting new “Poolside Sessions.” Guests can expect lots of smiles, dancing, and good vibes as the dance the day away in the blistering sun to some of their favorite beats and guest DJs.
While Ibiza’s tourist season usually starts in April, due to COVID, things have changed a bit. This is all great news for the island, since a majority of their economy is built on tourism. Many people actually felt there would be no tourists this summer.
For more information about the summer pool parties and events, visit the Ibiza Rocks website!
Sunset Music Festival, initially postponed from Memorial Day weekend to July 4 weekend due to COVID-19, has been rescheduled yet again – to another holiday weekend. The dance music festival in Tampa, Florida, is now slated for right after Christmas. Save the date for December 26 and 27.
Organizers announced the change on Friday along with the festival’s new name, Sunset 2.0: The Gift Edition.
“We knew it was a longshot AND we really wanted us all to be together—but the window has closed on the ability to put on a safe festival on the Fourth of July weekend,” the Sunset organizers said in a statement. The organizers, which include Disco Donnie and Sunset Events, stated they “looked at all options” before offering fans “a special edition of Sunset during the holidays.”
“We acknowledge this is not what any of us wants to hear, but we need to take all necessary precautions under these unprecedented times,” the Sunset team stated. “We love you and we cannot wait to get back to the party, in a safe environment along with the quality of operations and production that you come to expect from us.”
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With so many spring and summer music festivals canceling their 2020 editions and punting to 2021, the Sunset team’s efforts for December are appreciated by dance music fans. However, December isn’t guaranteed safe ground. Some public health experts are bracing for a possible second coronavirus wave in the fall. But if December pans out for Sunset, attendees may enjoy temperatures of around 75 degrees, versus 90 degrees in July.Sunset 2.0 Lineup
DJs originally booked for Sunset 2.0 included Alison Wonderland, Chris Lake, Dog Blood (Skrillex and Boys Noize), Kaskade, Illenium, Fisher, Zedd, and Zeds Dead. Regarding whether the artists will remain the same, the festival’s frequently asked questions section states they are “working to develop the lineup, which will be announced when the global situation becomes more stable.”
Already purchased tickets will be automatically transferred to the December event. They’ll also include a $25 food and beverage credit, $25 merchandise credit, and first dibs at 2021 tickets at the lowest price. Ticket buyers who desire refunds can fill out a request form by November 22. Organizers say the lineup will be released before the final day for refunds. Disco Donnie tweeted that refunds will be available “until the day the wristbands ship for the new date.”
Refunds available until the day the wristbands ship for the new date.
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Single-day tickets are expected to go on sale when the artists schedule by day and set times are released.
In years past, the two-day festival has drawn more than 50,000 people to Raymond James Stadium. The festival features a sunset-shaped main stage. In 2018, the festival expanded from three to five stages.Returning To Normal
Some restaurants, stores, and beaches in Tampa Bay began reopening in early May. Central Florida’s first rave since the lockdown, Carnage’s ROAD RAVE drive-in concert, is scheduled for June 6 in Orlando.
Regular raves are in the works in other states. Dancefestopia is moving forward for September 10 to 13 in Kansas City. Imagine Music Festival is planned for September 18 to 20 in Atlanta. Ultra Music Festival in Miami was the first casualty of the pandemic in March, and is not returning until 2021. Time will tell if the third time’s the charm for Sunset Music Festival.
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Bart Skils returns to Drumcode for his first ninth EP since 2018. Titled ‘Settle In The Sun‘, it consists of three sensational techno tracks for your listening pleasure.
These new productions come straight from his studio after six months of hard work. ‘Settle In The Sun‘ is the titled track and channels Venice Beach’s skate culture and energy. He used an extended stay in LA over New Years as inspiration for this track. He never ceases to amaze us with his range in melodies. Listen for that uplifting, big riff of a weaponized drop.
‘Tropical Heat’ comes next and starts off with evocative chants followed by a rave-kissed melody. That drumline is everything and gives it that sinful rolling groove. Skils’ inspiration with this one comes from his travels to South America. Aptly named for its climate, we can see this playing as we explore the mountains and highlands in its natural heat.
‘Shiva Says’ closes out the EP as the third track. It is a peak-time, brain-bender in the best of ways. The monster synth line drives the track forward, as it grows and progresses into an anthem for this deity. Acidic, electric synths grind your ears in ways you never knew you needed when it comes to his kind of techno.
As you know, Bart continues to be one of the label’s most consistent achievers going back to 2012. His debut on this label is one of the greatest gifts dance music has given to us. He has built a stellar repertoire of eight original EPs, a stunning remix of Moby’s ‘Go’, and DC treasure/collaboration with Adam Beyer ‘Your Mind’. Plus, he regularly plays with other heavyweights of the genre. Mmm, mmm, do we love techno.
Now, listen to the new EP below.Bart Skils — Settle In The Sun — Drumcode — DC226
As some took to the streets of their respective cities to participate in protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Ty Dolla $ign, Skrillex, Virtual Riot, Ant Clemons, and Nia Miranda took to the studio to support the Black Lives Matter movement via music, specifically a new song titled “You See It.” On the unreleased record, Ty Dolla $ign lyrically calls attention to recent events, singing, “I know you see it/My people dying in the streets/they ain’t breathing/I know you heard about it/You know the issues, but/the problems you ain’t speaking/How many more of my brothers/Do I gotta lose till I see change?“
here are many ways to stand up. I’m going out today to be with the people, clean up the city, show support however I can. But most importantly we really need to listen to the message and not get it conflated with the violence. That can’t be the focus. But in the mean time here’s what we did last night to hopefully ease your timeline .@tydollasign @antclemons@officialvirtualriot @nia_miranda #YouSeeIt-Skrillex
Dolla’s vocals intermingle with sung contributions from Clemons, who assists throughout the collaboration, and Miranda, an actress and activist who participated in California-based protests during the weekend of May 29. Miranda enters the effort at the end of the one minute snippet debuted on Ty Dolla $ign’s and Skrillex’s Instagram accounts: “when you see stuff like that, you supposed to stand up and say something,” she says.
Rip #georgefloyd and all the others that lost there life to police brutality and injustice. Shits been happening for far too long now . It’s time for change and we demand it ! @skrillex @antclemons@officialvirtualriot @nia_miranda and I made this last night hope u enjoy!-Ty Dolla $ign View this post on Instagram
Rip #georgefloyd and all the others that lost there life to police brutality and injustice. Shits been happening for far too long now . It’s time for change and we demand it ! @skrillex @antclemons @officialvirtualriot @nia_miranda and I made this last night hope u enjoy !
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There are many ways to stand up. I’m going out today to be with the people, clean up the city, show support however I can. But most importantly we really need to listen to the message and not get it conflated with the violence. That can’t be the focus. But in the mean time here’s what we did last night to hopefully ease your timeline .@tydollasign @antclemons @officialvirtualriot @nia_miranda #YouSeeIt
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What started as an idea from the marketing director of Atlantic Records and artist campaign manager of Platoon has become a wide spread stand in solidarity tomorrow, Tuesday June 2nd by the majority of the music industry. Every major record label and even Spotify are pledging to disconnect from work, social media and general music promotion efforts and reconnect with the community.
This comes in light of the ongoing protests which began in response to the murder of George Floyd and have since escalated to a general outcry of Black Lives Matter.
Labels Atlantic and Interscope have also pledged not to release any music this week whatsoever.
Here at Your EDM we will be joining these efforts with no publishing of articles tomorrow and no social media activity.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Music Industry To Blackout Social Media Tomorrow In Solidarity with Protests #TheShowMustBePaused
Colorado and its signature Red Rocks Amphitheatre may not see the return of events until 2021, according to CPR News.
As the music world experiences its “lost summer,” venues, promoters, bands — and even fans — have mentally prepared themselves for an uneventful year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. To play it safe, acts have started booking out dates in 2021 instead of 2020.
The spokesman for Denver Arts and Venues, Brian Kitts, recently said: “It’s wishful thinking that we go from mass gatherings of 10 people to 10,000 people like we would have at Red Rocks. I just don’t think anybody’s expecting that right now. It’s hard to see how this works out in any venue without a lot of creative thinking, and that’s what’s going on every single minute of every day.”
Each year, approximately 170 shows happen at Red Rocks, but this year is much, much different. The vast majority of scheduled events for this summer including Flume, The Black Keys, Kraftwerk, The String Cheese Incident, and many more have already been postponed or canceled. It’s unclear if shows scheduled for later in the year will happen as planned — Rezz, Alison Wonderland, Big Gigantic, etc. (but we sure hope so).
Meanwhile, the city of Denver has joined with Reopen Every Venue Safely (REVS) to get live music back on track. The pilot cities include Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans and more.
Learn more here.
Billie Eilish absolutely blasts the “All Lives Matter” slogan and holds nothing back in a recent social media post that’s drawing increasing attention.
In the pop star’s update below, she takes a stand for George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement — a message that went out with much conviction to her 63.6 million followers over the weekend:
If I hear one more white person say ‘aLL liVeS maTtEr’ one more f**king time, I’m gonna lose my f**king mind. Will you shut the f**k up? No one is saying your life is not hard. No one is saying literally anything at all about you. All you mfs do is find a way to make everything about yourself. This is not about you. Stop making everything about you. You are not in need. You are not in danger.
THE SLOGAN OF #blacklivesmatter DOES NOT MEAN OTHER LIVES DON’T. IT’S CALLING ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT SOCIETY CLEARLY THINKS BLACK LIVES DON’T F**KING MATTER!!!!!! AND THEY F**KING DO!!!!!!
In addition, Billie is joining in on Music Industry Blackout Tuesday. Tomorrow, a band of artists have vowed to “disconnect from work and reconnect with our community.” They’re pausing the show to promote accountability and change.
During this devastating time, we applaud all the artists speaking out for justice.
Read Billie’s full statement below.Billie Eilish Speaks Out View this post on Instagram
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Billie Eilish Speaks Out for George Floyd & Black Lives Matter Movement
What's going on dance music fans! We're bringing you another piece of new music that we've gotten from up and coming artist, RaCo featuring vocals from Sergi. The track is a love ballad that really takes on a full story via meaningful lyrics while mixing in some choppy trance licks, but ultimately ending with a
Over the past week, the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota ignited a response from the world aimed at police brutality and racism. These responses have been both negative and positive; from the rioting in major cities, to the over 5,000 person attendance of a peaceful protest at Minneapolis’ own U.S. Bank Stadium. In
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With Virgil Abloh, artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection and CEO of the trendy label Off-White, being called out for only sharing a screenshot donation for $50, it’s nice to see that many EDM producer/DJs are being more generous.
Today, Marshmello donated $50,000 to the NAACP. In the past week, Kayzo, Ghastly, Deorro, Svdden Death, Subtronics, and more have donated thousands to organizations like the Minnesota Freedom Fund, The People’s City Council Freedom Fund of Los Angeles, and more.
There’s a lot of debate about what white allies can do to show their support right now. If you’re unable to attend protests, to amplify and protect black voices, then donate. If you’re unable to donate, then share your support on social media; educate the uneducated, even relatives and friends. No one has an excuse right now to stay silent.
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) June 1, 2020
— Deorro (@Deorro) May 29, 2020
— Subtronics BLM (@Subtronics) May 29, 2020
It’s not about the dollar amount. It’s about being aware of the injustice and blatant racism to minorities in our country.
— kayzo (@KayzoMusic) May 30, 2020
I have donated to George Floyd’s family and the Minnesota Freedom foundation. I’d like to donate to a few more that could really use some help during this time.
Link me a few
— kayzo (@KayzoMusic) June 1, 2020
Thank you all for the incredible links to more places to help.
I just donated to
The People’s City Council Freedom Fund of Los Angeles – https://t.co/X1xYyJxs8T
Black Lives Matter Los Angeles – https://t.co/vJ2oIKLsGg
Reclaim The Block – https://t.co/cbD7a05kUV
— kayzo (@KayzoMusic) June 1, 2020
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Marshmello and more make major donations to blacks’ rights organizations
In wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other black citizens, the music industry has called for a Black Out Tuesday as a show of solidarity in the fight against racial justice and equality. The original message that circulated on Friday, May 29 asks for an industry-wide participation in the “urgent step of action to provoke accountability and change.” Several global music companies have since announced their plans to join in the initiative and observe Tuesday, June 2 as “a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with our community.”
UMG, WMG, Atlantic Records, Capitol Music Group, Columbia Records, and Kobalt are just a few leading players that have pledged their intent to observe the blackout. Several companies will suspend normal business with labels like Interscope and Atlantic having vowed not to release new music this week. Other industry members plan to use their platform to donate and support actionable change.
“On Black Out Tuesday, Spotify will stand with our friends, partners, artists and creators in the fight against racism, injustice and inequity through a variety of activities, both on platform and off. Our employees are being encouraged to disconnect to show solidarity with and learn from the experiences of the Black community. We’re also using our platform to amplify Black voices and demonstrate our commitment to racial equity. Spotify stands with the Black community and we hope that these and other actions will help usher in positive change,” stated Spotify.
Created by Atlantic Senior Director of Marketing Jamila Thomas and Platoon Senior Artist Campaign Manager Brianna Agyemang, the initiative will be used with the hashtag #TheShowMustBePaused. Learn more about the initiative and actions to take on the website here. Follow on Instagram @theshowmustbepaused and on Twitter @pausetheshow for updates and announcements.May 31, 2020 View this post on Instagram
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While what has transpired in the time since hasn’t entirely held true, the 2020s got off to an auspicious start thanks to SLANDER and Jason Ross. Mere hours after ringing in the new year, the two sides finally informed those not able to be in attendance that requests for them work together had been met. Following a half-year of heightened anticipation, SLANDER and Jason Ross have officially deemed “Better Than Heaven” fit for release.
Having previously been commissioned on “Potions” from this time last year, JT Roach reconvenes with SLANDER for another dispersion of lyrical goosebumps. A locale designated “Better Than Heaven” seems more than pertinent during this stretch of turmoil as SLANDER and Jason Ross turn in a seamless cross of future bass.
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“Shout out to his family”, David Guetta said in a tribute to George Floyd. Talk about cringeworthy.
The Titanium DJ came under fire on social media for the tribute which he made during his live-streamed fundraising event this past Saturday. The event took place on a New York City rooftop to raise money for coronavirus relief charities.
“The world is going through difficult times and America, too, actually,” Guetta said during the performance. “Last night, I knew we were going to do this and I made a special record … in honor of George Floyd. I really hope we can see more unity and more peace when already things are so difficult.”
Me when I’ve DEFEATED RACISM pic.twitter.com/iqLM345U23— AdequateEmily (@AdequateEmily) May 31, 2020
Viewers had strong and slightly amusing opinions about Guetta’s tribute on Twitter.
One user tweeted,”They really gonna oontz oontz racism away”.
“There’ve been a lot of crimes committed against my ppl this weekend, but David Guetta putting a drop behind MLK’s ‘I have a dream’ speech is up there,” tweeted Rolling Stone writer Charles Holmes.
“Yes David Guetta,” wrote Irish journalist Áine McMahon, “I’m sure that’s exactly what George Floyd would have wanted… an EDM banger sampling Martin Luther King.”
*400 years of systemic oppression*
David Guetta: pic.twitter.com/fcwskvW0lu
All jokes aside Guetta did raise an impressive £540,000 ($670,000) during the livestream. View the full broadcast below.
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Virgil Abloh, artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection and CEO of the trendy label Off-White, as well as DJ, is currently being flamed on Twitter for his $50 donation to a protesters’ bail fund.
The issue of how much celebrities and the wealthy should donate has been an issue for years, most recently with the Australian wildfires and the COVID-19 relief funds, but even causing discussions back when parts of the Notre Dame burned down and billionaires were strangely quick to offer up tens of thousands.
However, as Twitter user @dieworkwear points out, “people should donate whatever they want, but man … virgil abloh really just donated 11% of one off-white belt.”
An Off-White branded binder clip ($100 USD) costs more than what Abloh donated in the screenshot making rounds, to put it in perspective.
Others quickly chimed in to point out that he was matching donations and encouraging others to match his own, it wasn’t just that he decided out of the blue to only donate $50. Still, in response to those people, others have still shown anger at his silence surrounding the protest movement and lack of more donations, or at least lack of proof.
Virgil just screenshot a $50 donation lol
— link in bio (@broazay) June 1, 2020
You can buy an Off-White phone case for $49… when it’s half off, that is. pic.twitter.com/Nx6VrDVef5
— link in bio (@broazay) June 1, 2020
SOMEONE EDITED VIRGIL ABLOH'S WIKI PAGE HFNFJFJDN pic.twitter.com/gbAhwLVt6Q
— (@imanaleaf) June 1, 2020
Virgil Abloh selling socks that's worth the same as mortgages and said here's $50 my brother fight the power.
— Ahmed/Official A&R for OVO Records (@big_business_) June 1, 2020
people should donate whatever they want, but man … virgil abloh really just donated 11% of one off-white belt pic.twitter.com/UCmHLxJh0A
— Derek Guy (@dieworkwear) June 1, 2020
A Fucking Off-White BINDER CLIP Costs More Money Than What Virgil Donated LMFAO pic.twitter.com/GyaBTNkvGP
— Peter Xinping 只有前进！ (@PeterXinping) June 1, 2020
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Virgil Abloh Called Out For $50 Donation To BLM Movement
Sennheiser is inviting audiophiles everywhere to celebrate its illustrious 75th anniversary with a limited edition release.
Renowned electronics brand Sennheiser is celebrating its 75th anniversary in style with a limited edition headphone release.
With their bright yellow earpads, which were inspired by another iconic Sennheiser product—the HD 41—the headphones are a vibrant, sun-kissed addition to the brand's illustrious catalog right before summer. They combine modern performance with a touch of nostalgia, offering up a great product for audiophiles everywhere.
To commemorate the milestone, Sennheiser is offering its limited edition version of the HD 25 headphones at $99.95 instead of the usual retail price of $149.95. However, Sennheiser is not selling them separately, so if you want to get your paws on them, you’ll have to order a pair of classic HD 25s from Sennheiser’s store and wait to see if the limited editions show up at your doorstep. In something akin to a golden ticket from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Sennheiser is producing 25,000 pairs of the aureate limited edition HD 25s to be sold, so you just have to open your package and pray you see gold. You can order here.
To further drive home the unmatched quality of their products, Sennheiser tapped award-winning filmmaker Geert Verdickt to test the durability of the HD 25 in a series of watermelon tests that would make Gallagher proud. You can watch that video below.FOLLOW SENNHEISER:
Dancefair — the biggest virtual electronic music conference and expo is coming soon.
The ninth installment of the annual event is going down September 5th and 6th in an entirely virtual space.
With 16 online rooms of musical exploration and 100+ artists (yet to be announced) the possibilities are endless. Tune in for masterclasses and industry talks — and if you’re a producer, submit your demos.
The official website boasts:
In previous years, Dancefair has hosted the world’s leading DJs including Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Hardwell, DJ Sneak and so many more.
Get your free ticket to the virtual edition of Dancefair here!
Always be learning. pic.twitter.com/vwOSLeH1fF
— Dancefair (@Dancefair) May 19, 2020
Source: DJ Mag
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Dancefair Announces Virtual Conference Coming This September
Croatian techno artist Walter Wayne has just released Twisted, the EP follow-up to his breakout debut album Synchronize. Extraordinarily, the two releases were pretty much back-to-back, with Twisted dropping just a month after its LP forebear. With another single on the way this Friday, it’s fair to say Wayne stands to be one of those prodigal artists who are able to release tracks at a dizzying pace while keeping the quality extremely high. With techno like this, however, no one will be complaining about keeping up.
While his Synchronize LP was concentrated on melody and ambient sound design, almost bordering on progressive house, Wayne has decided to take Twisted, well, twisted. Taking his style in an altogether different, dark techno direction, Wayne uses a number of techniques to get the sound he wants. Taking cues from legends like Kraftwerk, modern deep techno artists like Monq and even artists from other genres like Camo & Krooked and Misanthrop, Twisted uses various synths and programs to create lots of unique sounds.
Case in point: EP opener “Crows” starts out with a classic techno melody before launching into and combining with some of Wayne’s now characteristic progressive sounds found on Synchronize but it also uses some very ravey dark synths layered over top of a rather minimal, snare-heavy beat. The same track also incorporates some subtle vapor wave synths that subtly tie the more techno-style melodies together. “Crows” is a great example of the layering and composition that takes a fun, ravey EDM track to another, more complex level.
Listening to such complicated composition, one might think Wayne has classical training but in fact his background is in engineering. Just as good for techno, really, and it also explains the layering and sound design that went into Twisted. Another highlight where we can see this sound engineering is in the EP’s penultimate track, “Line 172.” Here, the synths border on experimental as Wayne plays with sinewaves in almost every bit of the track.
He also does this soundwave play in “Through the Night,” which, on the high registers, seems like a literal experiment where Wayne tried to see how high he could pitch the oscillator before it became intolerable. It seems he his just the right level, as the track is still highly danceable, deep and fun all at the same time.
With his upcoming single “Robot Dreams” due out this Friday, Wayne seems to be going even deeper and darker, with heavy bass throughout the track and a sick and “twisted” break that should make most heavy D&B and bass music producers shake in their collective boots. If Walter Wayne has anything to say about it, deep and dark techno will be making a comeback shortly if not now, bringing both a depth and skill level that rivals some of the best sound designers in the game.
The Synchronize LP and Twisted EP are available to stream of purchase on Beatport, Spotify, Apple Music and GooglePlay. “Robot Dreams” drops Friday, June 5 on Wayne’s SuperPosition label and can be pre-ordered on Beatport.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: New Artist Profile: Discover the Surprising Techno Style of Walter Wayne
Ten years later, "Dancing On My Own" has stood the test of time.
Since its release on May 28th, 2010, Robyn's iconic single "Dancing On My Own" has stood the test of time as one of the singer's most influential songs.
To celebrate the monumental ten-year anniversary of her seminal single, Robyn sat down with BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat to look back on "Dancing On My Own" and reflect on the person she was when she released it. "'Dancing On My Own' sometimes felt like a teenage version of me that I was happy to let go of," she said. "I went through a lot of therapy, worked on myself and healed myself. Now I'm back loving it. I don't feel conflicted and I love performing it and playing it live."
The Grammy-nominated dance music treasure has been quite candid as of late, recently appearing on Annie Mac's "Changes With Annie Mac" podcast to discuss her six years in therapy and how she works to find a sense of "calm."
You can read the interview in full here, and celebrate along with Robyn by re-listening to "Dancing On My Own" below," which is still as glorious as it was a decade ago.FOLLOW ROBYN:
David Guetta hosted his second United At Home livestream this past weekend in an effort to raise money for global charities during the COVID crisis. However, as we all know, protests this past week over the murder of George Floyd have taken precedence over many artists’ live streams. For those who already had streams planned, like Guetta, some chose to include tributes to Floyd.
Guetta, for his part, raised over $500,000 during his stream, amounting to around $1.25m including his first stream, as well. That being said, rather than focus on the positives, many are condemning Guetta for his wildly tone deaf and bizarre song he created to “honor” George Floyd.
“The world is going through difficult times and America too, actually,” Guetta said. “Last night, I knew we were going to do this and I made a special record… in honor of George Floyd. I really hope we can see more unity and more peace when already things are so difficult.”
He concluded, “So, shout out to his family.”
He then played a song which sampled Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech that dropped into a basic, minimal house beat.
So far, the tribute has not been well-received by any community, despite, as Hudson Mohawke puts it, “attempting to do a noble thing by raising some money for a good cause” but “the execution is so hilariously off key in so many ways it’s mindblowing.”
We’ve found it. The whitest way to react to racism. pic.twitter.com/aOE3PYESt7
— AdequateEmily (@AdequateEmily) May 31, 2020
it's lazy and easy to joke that something feels like it was scripted by Sacha Baron Cohen but also pic.twitter.com/7hFkUbNIsn
— Sean Craig (@sdbcraig) May 31, 2020
there’ve been a lot of crimes committed against my ppl this weekend, but david guetta putting a drop behind MLK’s “i have a dream” speech is up there pic.twitter.com/4iskArPcVy
— my otter academia (@ottergawd) May 31, 2020
Imagine explaining to someone in 2016 that in 2020 David Guetta gets really sad about racism and remixes MLK's 'I Have a Dream' speech to a house track.
— Shafik Mandhai (@ShafikFM) June 1, 2020
Clearly he’s not intending to offend and he’s attempting to do a noble thing by raising some money for a good cause but the execution is so hilariously off key in so many ways it’s mindblowing
— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) May 31, 2020
David Guetta sampling MLK’s speech into the shittiest drop with a backdrop of a quarantined New York I think perfectly summarizes the utter shitshow that has been this week.
— Manley (@_youngemini) May 31, 2020
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: David Guetta Condemned For Tone Deaf Tribute To George Floyd, BLM Movement