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SWARM & ATHRS Drop “Singing To The Sky”

Latest from Your EDM - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 15:05

While a lot of artists are looking toward the EDM and pop/punk/emo crossovers, SWARM heads straight to metal in his new collaboration with ATHRS, “Singing To The Sky.”

I’ve been listening to this song on repeat for the past 45 minutes trying to figure out exactly where to start or how to describe it, but I’m coming up short. And I think that’s as good a place to start as any — the song is good enough that I’m basically speechless on how to review it.

If SWARM is looking to establish a brand in dance music all his own, there’s no better starting point than this one of its kind metal/EDM crossover. Even 45 minutes later, each new listen is hardly a chore, and I find myself enjoying it more and more.

Listen to “Singing to the Sky” from SWARM and ATHRS below, out now.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: SWARM & ATHRS Drop “Singing To The Sky”

Avicii's Post-Death Spike in Followers Part of Broader Trend

EDM.com - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 15:00

Influencer Agency reports Avicii's increased followers and engagement rate make him the most popular deceased EDM influencer.

Social media marketing consulting group Influencer Agency released data this month analyzing the reach of famous influencers. It focused on the Instagram accounts of recently deceased celebrities, and gathered data on followers and post interactions. The agency concluded that there is a trend for the deaths of well-known influencers to trigger "enormous" growth in post engagement and follower numbers, according to a press release. 

The data includes Cameron Boyce, who died on July 6th, as its prime example. The television and film star's Instagram account saw a spike in 8.1 million new followers following his death, making for an increase of 95%. According to Influencer Agency, he is the most popular deceased influencer in the world. 

In addition to the figures on Boyce, they found that Avicii (real name Tim Bergling) is the most popular deceased EDM influencer. Aftershocks from the legendary Swedish DJ's death last April are still being felt across the EDM community, with the agency reporting an estimated 33% increase in followers post-death. 

Bergling's posts have also seen a sharp increase in engagement, doubling from 2.1% to 4.7%. This means that approximately 4.7% of Avicii's followers like or comment on posted photos. The rate can be compared to living influencers like Martin Garrix and Tiësto, whose engagement rates are 3.13% and .77%, respectively. 

Similar changes in followers and engagements were seen in the accounts for rapper Nipsey Hussle, singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin, and actor and comedian Verne Troyer

The premise of the study is bold, quantifying how popularity, at least on social media, can continue after death. Especially for accounts that continue to post on behalf of a deceased individual, such as Instagram posts about Bergling's posthumous album Tim, the research puts into perspective the social media reach of deceased celebrities. While this data may seem irrelevant, Dave Leusink, the co-founder of Influencer Agency, believes that comfort can be found in the report. 

Leusink describes influencers as "virtual friends" that fans identify with. He adds that the death of an influencer can be likened to that of a friend or family member. 

"Keeping the Instagram account of a deceased influencer alive is not just about marketing," Leusink said in a press release. "It can also help fans with their grieving process and serve as a heartfelt online tribute."

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Nicky Romero and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Drop Festival Banger "Everybody Clap"

EDM.com - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 14:51

The single, called "Everybody Clap," is the second collaboration from these artists.

Tomorrowland's weekend one crowd got to hear a new collaboration during Nicky Romero's B2B set with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (real names Nick Rotteveel, Dimitri Thivaios and Michael Thivaios, respectively). Titled "Everybody Clap," the single blends the best from both of these iconic EDM producers for an electro-progressive house fusion. 

Now, with the record's official release through Romero's Protocol Recordings, it is ready for the world to experience. 

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"Everybody Clap" is the second single produced by these artists. The first was "Here We Go," released in 2018 on Dimitri and Michael's imprint, Smash The House. It was also premiered at last year's Tomorrowland. 

The newest single is strong and heavy handed. It wastes no time getting up to tempo, and combines a steady percussion line with pounding bass for high energy. The track is a powerful exclamation point to finish off the summer. 

For Romero, "Everybody Clap" is his second single release of the year. His first, "Love You Forever," with Stadiumx and Sam Martin, came out June 21st. Keeping busy, he also released the first installment of three-part documentary series, titled Redefine, on YouTube early last month. The series shares its name with his headlining world tour.

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have also been up to their typical music-making tricks, starting the year off in January with an Armin van Buuren and W&W collaboration titled "Repeat After Me." Early in July, the duo released the star-studded "Instagram" with David Guetta, Daddy Yankee, Afro Bros and Natti Natasha

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Woman Who Threw Away Litter Of Puppies During Coachella Will Serve Jail Time

Latest from Your EDM - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 14:41

A woman has reportedly been sentenced to a year in jail after throwing away seven newborn puppies in Coachella, California. Yes — you read that correctly — she THREW AWAY SEVEN NEWBORN PUPPIES.

Deborah Sue Culwell was caught on camera throwing the 3-day old pups into a dumpster back in April. Thankfully, the cruel act caught up with her and she will spend an entire year behind bars for her actions. The woman will also serve seven years of probation, during which time she will not be allowed to own any animals.

Culwell pleaded guilty on Wednesday in Riverside County Superior Court to “seven counts of felony animal cruelty and seven misdemeanors for animal abandonment.”

Surveillance showed Culwell driving up in her Jeep and nonchalantly tossing a plastic bag into the dumpster, which held the litter. Thankfully, a man heard the cries of the pups and saved them from the trash.

Sadly, the runt of the litter passed away a week later — but the rest were nursed back to health. Following the woman’s arrest, another 38 dogs were rescued from Culwell’s home and prepared for adoption. Most were taken into care by area rescue groups.

An animal services spokesperson said at the time: “There is no excuse for dumping puppies. Especially in today’s age when we or other shelters would be willing to get these animals to foster parents or rescue partners. This was a shameful act.”

The puppies were dumped during Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. While Culwell had no link to the music festival, the story saw massive media attention given the circumstances.

A woman tossed these pups in a Dumpster in Coachella. News release posted on our Facebook pages. Pups OK. In foster care #RivCoNow pic.twitter.com/Jn2OMBSOZj

— RivCO animalSERVICES (@helpinRIVcoPETS) April 20, 2019

 

H/T: Huffington Post | Source: Desert Sun

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Woman Who Threw Away Litter Of Puppies During Coachella Will Serve Jail Time

Heroes Collide at the All-New Metarama Gaming + Music Festival

EDM.com - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 14:35

Metarama is the first-ever event to merge professional gaming with a world-class music festival.

On October 19th and 20th, the inaugural Metarama Gaming + Music Festival will take at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds for two days of professional gaming, phenomenal music, and a wide variety of immersive, one-of-a-kind festival experiences. 

Catering to an audience that includes casual gamers, music fans, competitive gamers, and hardcore festivalgoers, Metarama is bringing an array of world-class talent from all walks of life. From contemporary EDM star Marshmello and Twitch gaming legend Ninja (real name Richard Tyler Blevins) to former Los Angeles Lakers All Star Shaquille O’Neal (A.K.A. DJ Diesel) and hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg, Metarama truly has something for everyone.

The Metarama Music Lineup:

Like all great festivals, Metarama has an outstanding lineup of top-tier musical talent that just so happens to cover a wide variety of genres and styles. With electronic dance music acts like Marshmello, Lemaitre, Alan Walker, Lindsey Stirling, DUCKY and JVNA, Metarama is able to tap into the beating heart of the EDM community, a culture that already has a strong overlap with the world of gaming. By bringing acts like Snoop Dogg, Logic and Lil Yachty, Metarama has put forth an incredibly strong offering for fans of hip hop as well, showing that the event organizers are not just repeating tried-and-true marketing tactics - they’re creating a new and innovative experience unlike any other.

Gamers and the Metarama Streaming Experience:

In addition to its cutting-edge musical lineup, Metarama also provides fans with a variety of exciting ways to interact and play with their favorite streamers, both live and in person. The centerpiece of the event, the so-called Streamer Zone, is a state-of-the-art, fully air-conditioned, high-tech streaming control room boasting over 100 gaming stations and a fully optimized, custom server. Just like the event’s musical talent, the lineup of professional streamers is a veritable who’s who of the best and brightest in the industry.

For fans of Fortnite, festivalgoers can dive right into a game with streaming legends such as Ninja, Nick Eh 30, DrLupo, Pokimane, NickMercs, TimTheTatman, CouRage, and more. League of Legends fanatics can participate in the “Pros vs. Joes” tournament, a matchup between two teams of five master streamers and two teams of “average joes” comprised of fans who qualify by entering Super League Gaming’s LAN Prix: League of Legends event in September, or by playing in a special League of Legends online competition by registering on Super League's Metarama page.

BoxBox, Trick2G, Yassou, Voyboy, BunnyFuFuu, Radiance Hai, foggedftw2, Alexa, huhi, and xFSN Saber will make up two five-player teams of “Pros,” while fans in attendance will be able to compete for spots on the two teams of “Joes.” Individuals who want to participate can qualify by entering Super League Gaming’s LAN Prix: League of Legends event in September, or by playing in a special League of Legends competition by registering online.

The Metarama Masters - Celebrity Exhibition Matches:

While the Streaming Zone offers fans a top-of-the-line indoor gaming experience, fans can also attend the Metarama Masters, a series of four celebrity Pro Am exhibition matches hosted by actor and comedian Andy Milonakis, and featuring several of the event’s most prominent stars and celebrities such as Ninja, Logic, DJ Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal), members of Imagine Dragons, members of Grouplove, Ewok and many more.

The Metarama Masters will take place across three Fortnite events and one League of Legends event, and all of the proceeds will be donated to charity on behalf of the winning teams.

If Overwatch is more to your liking, fans can also watch their favorite teams going head-to-head in two rare off-season Overwatch League exhibition matches between Philadelphia Fusion and Seoul Dynasty, as well as Guangzhou Charge and the San Francisco Shock. Both of these are set to take place at the Metarama outdoor stages.

Information, Tickets, and Attending Metarama:

Metarama Gaming + Music Festival is produced by C3 Presents, the team behind Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Music Festival, in partnership with Scott London and Seth Schorr of Esports Hospitality Concepts.

Tickets are on sale now at www.metaramafestival.com.

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Carnage Wraps Up Trilogy Of EDM Comeback Tunes With “Holy Moly” [INTERVIEW]

Latest from Your EDM - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 14:31

23 days ago, Carnage dropped “Blitzkrieg” with Nazaar, setting off a chain reaction of bass and heavy sound that is finally culminating today with “Holy Moly.” After putting out “Letting People Go” and “Wait For Me” earlier this year, Carnage felt like it was time to return to his roots, albeit with a modern twist.

The three tracks are wild and chaotic, powerful and unrelenting. “Holy Moly” is maybe the craziest of them all, with an equally crazy music video to match. The drop is pure disorder and pandemonium, heavily textured and unable to be contained. The music video is about a trained group of nun assassins. If that alone doesn’t get you interested, I’m not sure what will.

With the release of this single, we caught up with Carnage and asked him about the trio of releases, his travels this year, and his new live event series called HELL. Watch the video below and scroll down for the full interview.

Grab the track here.

You had a short break from the more electronic side of EDM for a bit there, what inspired you to dive headfirst back into it?

Though I was not actively touring and releasing music I was still in my studio in Thailand and Vegas working on all different genres of music. From this I constantly found myself itching back towards dance music, it’s in my DNA its what I love and launched my career. That isn’t to say Letting People Go and Wait For Me aren’t some of my favorite tracks, because they are, but these new EDM hits… those are for my OG fans. I’m going to back my roots and blowing speakers up everywhere.

This summer you’ve performed at Tomorrowland, Parookaville, Open Beatz, New Horizons and a ton of other European festivals and venues. How has tour been?

Tour has been amazing, probably because summer in Europe is the fucking best. So many of my favorite cities, both to visit and to play in, are in Europe. All of these shows just support that even more. Tomorrowland is always epic, Parookaville I did a b2b with Gravedgr on the main stage which was nuts and then I debuted my new live event series called HELL at Bootshaus. HELL is the most twisted, dark and ominous event ever with crazy interactive performers and dancers who are also fire breathers and just super out of the box stuff. It was siiiiick.

Are you planning on bringing HELL to the United States?

Definitely – working on making a few happen in some cities where my die hard fans are. It’s definitely a spooky, sinister and dire atmosphere with midgets and fire and fog which makes it very special. If anyone reading this needs me to bring HELL to their city – tweet me!

You’ve already dropped Blitzkrieg and Slot Machine, how does Holy Moly fit into the scheme of things? Is it a trio of tracks?

Like I said, I knew when I was going to fully come back to dance music it needed to be big, it needed to be huge. I thought about it a lot and decided the best way to do this was to just give the fans what they want… which is new music. That’s why I had to release 3 bangers in one month. I am sitting on a ton of tracks so putting out Blitzkrieg, Slot Machine and Holy Moly back to back to back was no question. The videos we have made for all of these, especially Holy Moly, are nuts too. Not to mention they all GO OFF live too. Blitzkrieg has such a vibe to it because of the vocals and changeup in the drop, that hesitation in Slot Machine gets the crowd every single time and that melody on Holy Moly… it’s just euphoric but somehow dark all at the same time. Definitely has been a wild opening track in many of my sets.

Speaking of the Holy Moly video… it’s crazy! How did that come around?

The Holy Moly video is my baby. It was shot in England in this castle and really helps build an extensive plot around the track. The melody for the track is already so powerful and instantly made me connect to nuns and an intense action sequence amongst them. One of my favorite things about the video is that its very cinematic but energetic too.

They’re a lot of different sounds being emphasized in each of these tracks, what artists are you paying attention to these days and drawing influence from?

I listen to everything and draw influences from so many people. I’m really into reggaeton, Latin and hip hop right now but pull a lot of influence from global music culture. I’m always playing that new heat from my homies to the underground rapper so I definitely take a little bit from everything. Can always find the best of underground EDM bangers on SoundCloud too… always have to be scanning that.

Will fans see a more diverse set from you moving forward, or will it still be the same balls to the wall craziness that you’ve always done?

My sets are always going to be balls to wall but if you’ve seen me spin you know I play a little bit of everything I love. Hip Hop / Latin / dance bangers some vocal anthems so I definitely play it all out. I’m always going to play whatever’s hot and all my new stuff so it’s definitely a vibe.

After these three tracks, what’s next? What are you excited for?

I’m sitting on so much music and itching to get it all out. I have some heavy heaters with some big time features so super pumped to get those out. Definitely going to be releasing a ton of music throughout the rest of 2019. I’ve been on tour but continuing to travel the world including doing my own RARE Fest in Thailand is something im looking forward too. A lot going on!

Last question… you travel around the world so probably enjoy a variety of different foods. What’s your favorite, and best, local eat around the world?

Impossible to answer, there is too much fire around the world!! Can never go wrong with some tacos from Mexico City, pancakes from Amsterdam, but that Ibiza Paella holy shit.

 

Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Carnage Wraps Up Trilogy Of EDM Comeback Tunes With “Holy Moly” [INTERVIEW]

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Latest from MixMag - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 14:05

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DVBBS Announce 2019 Album, Talk "Need U" and More [Interview]

EDM.com - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 13:50

From a new short album coming this fall to a Live DVBBS show kicking off a new chapter for the duo, here is everything we can look forward to from the brothers.

DVBBS exploded onto the scene and made it into the major ranks with their 2013 smash single “Tsunami.” The Canadian duo comprised of the brothers Alexandre and Christopher van den Hoef haven’t looked back since.

Since then, the brothers have had a string of hits to follow including, “Gold Skies” with Martin Garrix and Sander Van Doorn, “IDWK” with Blackbear, “Without U” with Steve Aoki and their recent viral hit, “GOMF.”

Their latest release comes with a fresh new single “Need U” which features vocals from one half of the duo, Alex. This isn’t the first time his vocals have featured on a track. He previously lent his voice on "Gold Skies" and “You Found Me" featuring Belly as well. 

The laid-back track with its groovy beats also shows off Alex’s effortless vocal capabilities which are electronically tweaked in parts to bring it all together for this end of summer jam. With synth-pop sounds taking us straight back to the '80s paired with the catchy vocal line add up to give us a song that will linger with us long after the passing summer.

Speaking about the track, they said:

“That feeling you get when summer is coming to an end, but the memories you made will last a lifetime. ’Need U’ verbalizes that feeling. The nostalgic DVBBS vocals over our production is the formula we started with and nothing feels better than giving our day ones something brand new in 2019. 'Need U' forever, forever is one we will sing until the end together.”

After having performed with Tiësto, NERVO, Steve Aoki and DJ Snake to name a few, the duo have played some of the largest main stages including Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival and Creamfields.

Fresh on the heels of their latest release, we spoke to the Van Den Hoef brothers about a shift int he signature DVBBS sound, a handful of upcoming DVBBS records which might mark their "best chapter yet" and their dream collaboration with Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

EDM.comWho or what was the inspiration behind you’ll starting DVBBS? Tell us how it all began and how the name came around.

Alex: All we did growing up was start a band, go on tour, break up, start a new band and try it all again. We did this since we were 13 years old. After four or five experimental projects ranging from punk rock to reggae and everything in between, we knew it was time for something for just the two of us. That’s when DVBBS came to life.

Chris: I went off to university with a soccer scholarship and in my off time I downloaded Ableton and found a whole new love for production. While I was furthering my skills on the computer, Alex was at home writing songs on guitar and recording his vocals on old, crappy Cubase software.

Alex: We did everything together growing up, so being apart for the first time ever, this was a new way to keep our brotherhood strong. It also brought a whole new dynamic to how we started working and finishing records.

Your careers took off to the next level after “Tsunami”, what’s changed between then to now? What has stayed the same?

Alex: From the first question to a "Tsunami" question is a major gap in our development. But long story short, we learned our basics/developed a strong live show in Canada and decided it was time to move to L.A. 

We moved into a house with a couple of friends that had basically no furniture in it but just a studio in the kitchen. This house was off Benedict Canyon in Beverly Hills and was way out of all of our price range, but there was an energy in it that was unmatched. Every person living in the house was a creative — up-and-coming film directors, early-day social media gurus, and DVBBS. 

The first song we wrote was “Gold Skies” and the second or third that came out of that time period was "Tsunami." Everything changed at that moment, all eyes were on us and we knew we couldn’t drop the ball. 1,000 shows across the world later, and multi-platinum records that have charted worldwide all started after the "Tsunami" era. 

Not much has changed as we haven’t let anything get to our head, we have the same work ethic, and we only continue to learn this beautiful craft and language that we call music. The music, the production, the songwriting, the concerts, the brand, it’s only just getting better and better with time. 

How is it working together as brothers? Do you guys think it works in your advantage or otherwise?

Chris: Working together has its ups and downs, but we wouldn’t change it for the world. Nothing will ever be able to break up this brotherhood, and DVBBS has only made us become closer.

Alex: We have a certain language in the studio that no one else can truly understand, unless you have a sibling that you have grown up with, experiencing everything throughout life together. I also think being brothers has made our live show on a whole new level. We pick each other up on and offstage.

2019 has been off to a good start to say the least, with “GOMF” going viral. How was it working with Vine sensation Casey Frey on the official video after what started as a meme?

Chris: Casey is a pure soul - I truly think he has a bright future ahead of him in acting and even music, which is something we learned from hanging out with him. This video was one of my favorite sets I’ve ever been a part of. Trying not to laugh while the camera was rolling was probably the hardest thing that day. Got some more stuff hopefully we are about to do in the near future.

With the plethora of music coming out at the pace it does nowadays, do you feel moments of virality like this are necessary to keep relevant?

Alex: Virality is always nice in the moment, but I do think the best thing possible is everlasting music and energy that will live through people forever.

Chris: This social media era has tainted a lot of true music and rockstars, but I feel like it’s slowly going back to the real raw emotion of a beautifully written record or just an absolute smash that conquers territory by territory. 

Alex, you're featured vocally on the newest DVBBS single “Need U.” While it isn’t the first time, is that something you plan to do more often?

Alex: I’ve been singing on records for as long as I can remember. After the success of Gold Skies, I got a little bit in my own head and felt more comfortable passing off vocals I have written to better singers, which actually just led my songwriting down a whole new path which I will never be ashamed of. 

Something did spark inside me earlier this year, where the therapy of writing and singing was something I needed to bring back into my life. I plan on working with many amazing singers and artists that I look up to, but I will never abandon my own vocals as I did for the last couple of years ever again. I’ve finally come to the realization that yes, I may not be a professionally trained vocalist, but singing from the soul resonates with people in the biggest way.

Is the laid-back, melodic feel of your last few releases the new DVBBS sound? Are you deliberately leaning away from the festival bangers which initially lead to your rise?

Chris: We did the bangers for years, people can always go back and listen to a moment in time where I truly believe we carved a sound where 50% of producers are still stuck on that sound/wave we created. We are punk kids at heart so bangers and hard-hitting records are easy for us, it’s what we are good at. Crafting a beautifully written record from start to end was a whole new challenge for us.

Alex: After three years of trial and error, I can finally say we are hitting that level of music I always believed we could get to. I look up to bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, where they started as funk punk badasses and blossomed into some of the world’s most inspiring and beautiful-sounding bands in the world. It creates this beautiful disaster in your live show, where you can take people on a full-blown rollercoaster.

You came in at #16 on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs in 2018, and you guys have been a constant fixture on the list since your early days in 2014. What are your thoughts on the much-debated ranking system?

Alex: Are we 16? Haha, to be honest, I haven’t even truly focused on lists or political magazines in a few years. If it’s not in the studio writing timeless music, we are focused on our personal lives and furthering ourselves mentally and physically. I promise you, I will never dwell over a list in my life because if you only truly knew from the Grammys to every award show the amount of politics that lay in between it all, it’s not really a way to base your level of musicianship. Try getting thousands of emails of people saying, this song or that song changed my life at one point of time, or even saved someone from doing something really horrible to themselves. That to me is bigger than any list in the world - although when the time is right I do dream of winning a Grammy with a real record that hit the world all at the same time, in the heart.

Who are your dream collaborators right now and why?

Alex: Red Hot Chilli Peppers is definitely #1 for me, but in all honesty most of our idols and people we look up to, we are starting to get a chance to work in studios or on their projects. It truly is a blessing. We are sitting on a handful of records that I think are going to mark our best chapter yet for DVBBS. Even just branching out and working with people like Kane Brown, I had such a small mind towards country music growing up, and seeing guys like that take the scene on their back and transform into something so amazing now – it’s incredible to be part of something so unique. Pushing the boundaries has also been a big motto for us.

You’ve mentioned time and again how your fan base has grown organically and are a constant support system. Any standout fan interactions which have stuck with you over time?

Chris: Definitely. Our fans are legit our family, and so many artists say that but we got blessed on a global scale, and to see the way these people welcome us with open arms at airports, hotels, concerts, it’s almost like we have this extended family growing. Seven years later, the most amazing thing to see is the fact that the younger siblings of the day one DVBBS fans are now coming to our shows and it’s like this beautiful family tree is growing.

Alex: We like to use the term organic because we have truly been independent our whole career, sometimes with the help of some amazing teams in different countries, it’s been pretty much from the ground up. We won a TV show, kind of like battle of the bands in Canada in 2011, and we decided it wasn’t for us…our destiny was to hit the streets city by city, playing for 10 people, then 1000, all the way up to 100,000 amazing people rocking out to us and finding out maybe at that first show, that they want to dig deeper and grow with us as humans and as musicians. It’s truly crazy, almost impossible to explain, but I’m sure if we ever interviewed some people that were there from the beginning they could explain it from their perspective even better. Blessed for real.

From the very beginning, you’ll have had the chance to perform with the who’s who of the industry from Tiësto to Martin Garrix and Steve Aoki to DJ Snake. Who has been your biggest inspiration over the past five years?

Chris: We used to finish our show and stay 8-10 hours at a festival just watching every single act of all genres, learning what they did right on stage…so can’t really think of one or two people, but we have been inspired by the whole industry.

Alex: There are so many talented people shining, if you just open your eyes or close them and listen, you can get inspired by so many new and old acts. From Damian Marley to Travis Scott, to Aoki to deadmau5, everyone brings something a little different and beautiful.

What's next for DVBBS? What’re you’ll most excited about in 2019?

Chris: Well we have a project, short album, call it what you want to call it dropping this fall…it’s been a while since we have dropped one so this should be fun. All these next records we are so proud of, and I just hope we can impact a few more people that need it in a time where things can seem dark and difficult.

Alex: I’ve also been saying it for a couple of years, and we have tested it a few shows, but our live show and I mean live show – vocals, guitars, drums, synths – make for a rollercoaster of a performance. It’s ready and it’s going to be that new chapter we have always been dreaming of.

Upcoming DVBBS Tour Dates:

Saturday, August 24th TIME, Costa Mesa, CA
Friday, September 6th Temple, San Francisco, CA
Saturday, September 7th Temple, Denver, CO
Saturday, September 21st ZBT @ U of A, Tuscon AZ
Thursday, October 10th NOTO, Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, October 12th TBA, New York, NY
Saturday, October 19th New City Gas, Montreal, QC

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Your EDM Premiere: Masteria Celebrates 1 Year of Darkness with “Under Control” [LISTEN]

Latest from Your EDM - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 13:38

Masteria has cemented his destiny in the electronic music realm. Coming up on a year from his emergence, it’s amazing to see how far he has come. Today, he unleashes “Under Control,” which stands for the risks he has taken — the plunge into his artistry known as Masteria.

With a year of releases under his belt, the project is still young, but the sound is remarkably seasoned. “Under Control” rocks Masteria’s signature menacing appeal, with driving force, gritty textures, and an unmistakable energy that instantly controls a room. There’s a deeper message behind the production, too.

Masteria shares in his own words:

This was a song I wrote during a crucial point in my life when I decided to pursue music as a full-time job and leave my 9-5. It’s for anyone who feels like they are held down or controlled by the expectations society places on us. This song is a reminder to chase your dreams, and that you can do whatever you put your mind to.

Masteria burst onto the scene with little warning and has quickly become, according to DJ Mag, one of the most “promising names in the world of house.” It’s hard to disagree. Chances are you’ve heard his music supported by some of the top acts in the game — Alesso, Tchami, Bijou, KSHMR, AC Slater, Drezo, Golf Clap and more.

Listen to the latest from Masteria below, link up, and enjoy “Under Control” as a free download.

Masteria – Under Control

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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Masteria Celebrates 1 Year of Darkness with “Under Control” [LISTEN]

Martin Garrix Drops Third Bonn Collab "Home" on STMPD RCRDS

EDM.com - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:39

Martin Garrix's latest Bonn collaboration follows the same creative vein as those which came before it.

Martin Garrix has made quite a habit of working alongside Swedish vocalist Bonn. Their collaborative relationship extends back to last year's "High On Life," which they followed up this February with "No Sleep." Now, they're back with a similar single titled "Home" via STMPD RCRDS.

The single - which first saw the light of day at Fuji Rock Festival in Japan - blends the larger-than-life synth work for which Martin Garrix (real name Martijn Garritsen) is known with pop-friendly instrumentals. Bonn's engaging vocal rings out over the rest of the song's elements, driving the concept with a measure of singalong appeal.

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"Home" looks to be but one of many tracks Garritsen is gearing up to release in the near future. During his performance at Sziget Festival last weekend, he dropped three consecutive IDs

Stream or download "Home" by Martin Garrix featuring Bonn across platforms here by way of STMPD RCRDS.

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BREAKING: Official EDC Orlando 2019 Lineup Revealed

Latest from EDM Sauce - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:35

After yesterdays Music Through Music lineup reveal for EDC Orlando 2019, fans were anxious to see the official lineup for what is going to be the most epic EDC Orlando yet. Speculation was going around Reddit on who they thought they heard on the live stream, but now we have confirmation on this years lineup. Spanning

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IntiKon Ft. Viskus – Higher Self

Latest from Your EDM - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:29

Sometimes when you’re at a dubstep show, all you want to do is ride the rail and headbang your heart out. Other times, and, some of you might not believe me, you just want to groove. Yes, dubstep has a groovier side, and IntiKon and Viskus put out a great example with “Higher Self.”

With elements of glitch hop mixed in, “Higher Self” is a bouncy, glitchy, almost squelchy tune that doesn’t encourage your traditional headbanging, arms flailing kind of dubstep celebration. Rather, you’re going to be wondering how your body is able to move the way it is as the bass moves in unpredictable directions and the synths make your face contort in unimaginable configurations.

All of that isn’t to say that this track isn’t heavy, because it still is. While the bass might zig and zag, each hit is punctuated with a massive lowend that will still have you clutching your chest going, “Holy shit, I can really feel it.”

Check out “Higher Self” from IntiKon ft. Viskus out now on SubCarbon Records and download for free if you dig it!

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: IntiKon Ft. Viskus – Higher Self

The first DJ in space: Gravity-defying set is out of this world

Latest from MixMag - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:29

Astronaut Luca Parmitano's floating performance was historic, but the tunes fell flat

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Need a Vacation? Take a Trip To Fong Island in Henry Fong’s New EP [Premiere]

EDM.com - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:21

Henry Fong builds his own reggae-EDM world in his latest four-track effort, Fong Island.

Everyone could use one more vacation before summer ends. Henry Fong makes traveling the world easy in his latest four-track EP, Fong Island, with high-energy, high-tempo sounds that come from every corner of the globe. 

Fong Island opens up with “Irie,” the first single to release from the EP, featuring Rawtek and Craigy T. Fong effortlessly melds together Carribean groove with UK bassline to make for an amped-up tune designed to tear up any dance floor.

The second song featured on the EP is “On My Way” featuring Rome, the lead singer of the reggae-rock band Sublime with Rome. “It was so great to link up with Rome from Sublime with Rome,” Fong said. “I've been a fan of all of the work he's done in the Reggae world, and it was a dream to connect with him and create a big summer anthem.” 

The track, which came as Fong’s second single from the EP, showcases the L.A.-based producer's fluidity whilst reinforcing his instantly recognizable sound, respectfully dubbed "global bass." “Reggae was my biggest musical passion before I entered the dance music realm,” he continued. “So being able to create a bridge between the two genres is amazing for me.”

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Inspired by cultures around the world, Fong’s unique sound comes from masterfully blending influences from Latin, Asian, African and Middle Eastern music. One listen to any of Fong’s tracks and it becomes clear why his distinguishable sound has earned the name global bass. “Ventura,” a collaboration with DJ Braindead and the third song featured on Fong Island, gives a fresh, bass-heavy groove to a traditional Latin beat. Keeping with his strong electronic music core, Fong brings his high-energy EDM flair to every corner on the musical spectrum, resulting in a unique music experience sure to bring cultures together. 

Fong Island maintains the supercharged energy throughout the entire project and wraps up with the bubbling “Jump In The Line,” a collaboration with Jamaican dancehall legend General Degree. Fong successfully takes listeners on a trip in his EP, each track showcasing a different side to his all-encompassing production talents. With music meant for all, it comes as no surprise to Florida-born producer has amassed a global audience. 

Stream or download Henry Fong's Fong Island EP today.

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Stream Illenium’s hotly anticipated third LP, ‘Ascend’

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:15
Stream Illenium’s hotly anticipated third LP, ‘Ascend’Illenium

Denver bass/dance-pop phenom, Illenium, returns in efforts to reiterate why he’s among the most pressing acts in modern dance music, as his long-awaited LP, Ascend, lifts off on the newly relaunched Astralwerks.

Few musicians, let alone electronic acts, reach stream numbers in the billions, but Illenium’s ability to juxtapose introspective acoustic harmonies with vibrant festival-friendly elements has pinpointed the soaring producer as a global phenomenon, dissolving genre borders and appealing not just to fans of dance or electronic music, but those who simply seek out quality tunes. The release supports a who’s who of collaborators, featuring the likes of X Ambassadors, Bipolar Sunshine and of course, The Chainsmokers, whose contributing efforts to Ascend in the form of “Takeaway” sit in the realm of 50 million streams just weeks after the single’s release.

Illenium continues his North American tour this weekend at 515 Alive Music Festival in Iowa, before making stops at New York’s Madison Square Garden and the infamous Red Rocks Amphitheatre for three already sold-out shows.

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Hardwell turns back time for his fan-dubbed ‘Old School ID,’ now formally ‘Retrograde’

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:11
Hardwell turns back time for his fan-dubbed ‘Old School ID,’ now formally ‘Retrograde’Umf17c 084

While Hardwell may currently be revered for his spirited big-room tastings, the Revealed Recordings boss spent the beginning of this decade inventing more subdued, synth-doused house productions. Originals including the likes of “Encoded,” “Molotov,” and “Zero 76,” alongside his mentor Tiësto were three Hardwell releases that admirably epitomized this reflective approach before evolving towards his present-day direction.

In April of 2018 and once again in the midst of his Brooklyn Mirage performance that following June, fan recordings surfaced online that showcased an unreleased Hardwell production that he prefaced with “who’s ready for that old school Hardwell progressive house music?”

Extending through every performance that preceded his temporary retirement from behind the decks this past October, Hardwell rinsed the accordingly fan-designated “Old School ID” that emphatically contained the essence of the Dutchman’s music circa 2010. After nearly a year and a half of fine tuning and amounting an overwhelming degree of anticipation, Hardwell has officially assigned it a formal label under “Retrograde,” which will serve as the lead single from his forthcoming Revealed Volume 10 compilation album.

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KREAM Step out of Shadows in Video for “Go Somewhere” ft. RANI

EDM.com - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:07

KREAM make their debut appearance in the official music video for “Go Somewhere,” out now on Big Beat Records.

Chart-dominating Norwegian duo KREAM are back with another hit, this time enlisting the talents of rising star U.K.-based R&B singer RANI for the infectious single, “Go Somewhere.” It's out now on Big Beat Records

Comprised of brothers Daniel and Markus Slettebakken, the electronic pop duo has continuously shot their way to the top with an impressive slew of singles and remixes. Following their hit collaboration with Eden Prince, “Ain’t Thinkin Bout You” featuring Louisa (which is featured across Spotify and Apple’s largest dance playlists), the duo have yet again created another smash dance tune perfectly suited for playlists and dance floors everywhere. Similar to "Ain't Thinkin Bout You," "Go Somewhere" blends together the duo's pop style with the bright, R&B-infused vocals of RANI. 

The vocalist herself is also no stranger to being featured across streaming platforms' most beloved playlists. She was recently featured on Sam Feldt’s single, “Post Malone,” which has amassed over 50 million streams. Her name can also be found on Spotify's largest playlist, Today’s Top Hits, and heard across U.S. pop radio. Adding on to the impressive credits behind this track, “Go Somewhere” is co-written by singer and songwriter Karen Harding, who is most known for her U.K. Top 10 single, “Say Something.” Given the impressive expertise behind the track, "Go Somewhere" is bound to be a chart-topping single. 

The single comes along with an official music video showcasing the three artists, as it cuts between RANI being brought to life and singing the melody, while KREAM effortlessly performs the song in a spacious studio arsenal. 

On top of releasing their first music video, the duo will also be making their debut U.S. festival appearance on August 31st at Electric Zoo in NYC for a main stage performance. For ticketing information, visit here

Stream or download KREAM & RANI's "Go Somewhere," out on Big Beats Records. 

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NMF Roundup: Illenium reveals anticipated ‘ASCEND’ LP, The Knocks and Whethan team up + more

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:05
 Illenium reveals anticipated ‘ASCEND’ LP, The Knocks and Whethan team up + moreIllenium

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

After months of anticipation, Illenium’s ASCEND LP has finally arrived, bringing with it tunes like “Sad Songs” with Said the Sky and Annika Wells. The Knocks and Whethan have delivered an irresistibly groovy collaboration with Crystal Fighters, “Summer Luv,” and Gorgon City and MK do the same on “There For You.” Diplo and Morgan Wallen reveal “Heartless,” and Madeaux unleashes his Club Demons EP on Fool’s Gold. Don Diablo puts his own spin on David Guetta and Martin Solveig’s “Thing For You,” and Martin Garrix links with Bonn for “Home.” Cristoph puts his signature stamp on CamelPhat and Jake Bugg’s “Be Someone,” and Deorro reveals “Retumba” with MAKJ after premiering it on Dancing Astronaut. Boston Bun flexes his remixing prowess on Leftwing : Kody’s “I Feel It,” and Hardwell returns with “Retrograde.” Flux Pavilion, Next to Neon, and A:M unveil their new collaboration, “Surrender,” and KRANE links with Malika for “Tell Me Why.”

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

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Good Morning Mix: Relive Dombresky tearing down the house at HARD Summer

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:38
 Relive Dombresky tearing down the house at HARD SummerDombresky

Unflinchingly danceable Frenchman, Dombresky recently shared his hour-and-a-half house set from HARD Summer, gracious grooves abound. Needless to say, it’s the ideal vessel to rock listeners into a carefree weekend. The Parisian producer has racked an impressive set of releases this year along with major festival play. His standout singles from recent memory include “Meli-Melo,” the free-flowing, four-on-the-floor wave with a thumping bassline and filtered melodies, as well as an official remix for Diplo‘s LSD supergroup, by way of their single “No New Friends.”

Within the recent HARD Summer sonic affront, the DJ crafts an infectious and well-timed web of house music, to no longtime listener’s surprise. Fans have been expressing their desire for a more permanent slice of their memory from LA’s premier electronic music festival; and Dombresky delivered.

Dombresky is currently on tour finishing up shows at France’s Amnesia Cap d’Agde and Ushuaïa in Ibiza. Soon, he’ll bring down the house at New York’s Electric Zoo on Aug. 31. Catch an extended glimpse below of what to expect from a four-on-the-floor maven.

Nite Records Drop “Summer Nites Volume 5” Compilation

Latest from EDM Sauce - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:16

If you’re looking for something a little deeper for your summer playlist, the Nite Records crew has you covered! Their “Summer Nites Volume 5” has recently dropped, and features an incredible compilation of house artists from the label. The eight-track project features Kasto, AYAREZ, Drexler, Blame Mate, Tewax, CuzzÖ, T-ROM, and Keystone. Personally, I’m enjoying

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