John Summit was named one of Dancing Astronaut’s Artists to Watch in 2021 largely due to the massive success of “Deep End,” which was widely supported by DJs and listeners alike. Now, just two weeks into the new year, the rising Chicago house talent might just have another smash hit on his hands.
Summit’s latest, “Beauty Sleep,” was written 10 months ago at the beginning of quarantine. Since then, Summit has gotten plenty of use out of the tech house groover in his livestreamed sets, most recently during his Day Trip Insomniac performance. The strength of “Beauty Sleep” lies in the tonal contrast it houses; the build features dazzling synth work and delicate vocals while the drop, underpinned by a knocking bass line, repaints the sampled vocalist a shade darker. For those still on the fence about the young producer, “Beauty Sleep” should unequivocally prove John Summit’s boundless potential.
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Hearing “Encoded” will never be the same again.
Less than two months shy of a complete decade of Hardwell On Air, Hardwell has made the decision to close the book on his staple radio show series following its milestone 500th episode, which aired on January 15. As a partial substitute, Revealed Recordings has immediately instated a 24/7 livestream through its YouTube, with more information on its true purpose said to be added in the coming weeks. Although the explicit reasoning for Hardwell On Air‘s ending wasn’t directly disclosed by the Revealed Recordings boss nor the label, beyond their aim to restructure their family of radio podcasts, it can only be safely assumed that Hardwell is continuing to enjoy his well-deserved hiatus from the electronic music world and has no immediate plans for a return.
Episode 500 of Hardwell On Air was a surreal experience no matter which direction you view it from. Hardwell hasn’t been actively involved in the weekly presentation of his radio show since his exit, so the showing was, of course, incomparable to Hardwell On Air 300, where Hardwell and fellow label teammates livestreamed in-person DJ sets in celebratory fashion.
Hardwell On Air 500 put the finishing touches on a 10-year run that guided the latest and greatest in bigroom house, comprising 11 incoming Revealed Recordings IDs, Hardwell and Blasterjaxx‘s unexpected “Bootshaus ID” delivery from the top of the year, and a slew of modern updates to Hardwell classics. While the episode wasn’t necessarily the proper sendoff that we all had hoped and dreamed of, especially with it nearly coinciding with Hardwell’s 33rd birthday, it gave everyone an opportunity to reflect on how influential the radio series was over the years and provided a sense of closure to a weekly fixture that has been the literal “soundtrack to your nightlife” dating back to 2011.
Stream Hardwell’s 500th and final Hardwell On Air in full below.
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After 463 masked individuals attended a show with no social distancing at Sala Apolo nightclub, all tested negative for COVID-19.
A concert-related medical study conducted in Spain has shown promising results for the future of live events. Conducted by the Fight AIDS and Infectious Diseases Foundation, the Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, and the Primavera Sound festival, the study demonstrated the potential to hamper the spread of COVID-19 in close quarters through mandatory mask wearing and coordinated testing.
At Barcelona's Sala Apolo nightclub, 463 individuals between the ages of 18-59 attended a concert, where they were each provided an N95 mask upon entry. All participants ultimately tested negative for the virus immediately prior to attending. While attendees wore masks inside the venue, social distancing was not enforced, allowing the guests to dance and move about freely.
Eight days following the event, the participants were tested again, and results showed that none had contracted COVID-19. Meanwhile, the control group of participants, who did not attend the show at Sala Apolo, had two members test positive.
Attendees said the precautions in place did not hinder their enjoyment during the near three hours on average they were at the club. Researchers believe the results are promising and will allow for larger concerts and events to return safely in 2021.
Source: Digital Music News
One of Eric Prydz's most iconic tracks has a history going back decades, according to "Show Me The Sample."
A new YouTube program called "Show Me The Sample," which traces samples from hit songs to their origins, recently featured a piece of dance music history in Eric Prydz's "Call On Me."
Hosts Felix Leiter and Dan Nightingale track the song's iconic hook back to 1982 with the release of English artist Steve Winwood's "Valerie." The song, written by Will Jennings, is about American singer-songwriter Valerie Carter, who was a backup vocalist for Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, and more before launching a solo career of her own. In the early 1980s, Carter's career was believed to be in decline due to drug use.
Over 20 years later, Prydz would go on to sample the song for "Call On Me." Prydz presented the track to Winwood, who was thoroughly impressed with his efforts and even offered to re-record the vocals for the song. A company called Replay Heaven assisted in the effort to recreate the dynamics and effects of the original vocal precisely using Winwood's fresh recording.
Upon its release, Prydz's single climbed to the top of the UK Singles Chart and became the fourth best selling record in the entire country in 2004. "Call On Me" received an assist by a zany music video, frequently dubbed the sexiest music video of all time. In addition to the track's origins, the "Show Me The Sample" episode also covers the success of the memorable aerobics-themed video, which was effectively a parody of a scene from the 1985 film Perfect starring John Travolta and Jamie Lee Curtis.
You can watch the episode below and check out "Show Me The Sample" here.
Steve Aoki is never at a loss for content, and as he continues on his 6OKI campaign, the latest drop is an absolute heater with k?d, “BIB.”
The last -OKI EP was number 5 back in 2018. Since then, he’s also dropped his newest studio album, Neon Future IV. But the grind never stops and this one is an absolute must-add to any hardcore raver’s repertoire.
Steve Aoki says, “My 6OKI – Rave Royale EP campaign continues with the second single; this one is with k?d and we are calling it ‘BIB.’ I’ve been a fan of k?d for a while, as I really think he is making some of the most exciting hard dance music in the world right now. ‘BIB’ pulsates with so much energy from the jump, that k?d and I were literally jumping up and down over FaceTime while making this track. We hope you all can feel that same energy too as we proceed with our Rave Royale!”
k?d adds, “Steve and I have been talking about collabing for a long time. We did a tour run together in Europe and wanted to make something that would go off live.”
“BIB” follows Aoki’s acclaimed Timmy Trumpet collaboration “Tarantino” (feat. STARX). Both singles are part of his upcoming six-track rave EP, 6OKI – Rave Royale, out January 22 via Dim Mak. Check out “BIB” below!
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Steve Aoki & k?d Team Up For Hard Dance Bombshell, “BIB”
We’re used to hearing local residents complain about noise from nearby festivals — Electric Forest, Middlelands, the list goes on. Promoters are often careful when choosing where to throw an event because these complaints are not uncommon. Still, residents of Hutto in Texas, near to where Deadmau5 performed a drive-in show at the Brushy Creek Ampitheatre last Friday, Jan 8, were not pleased.
“We were in the living room and you could clearly hear the music,” said Kelly Verootis, who has lived in Hutto for eight years. “It’s disheartening. They said that after the last one that they would do their best to mitigate the sound experience for the neighboring communities. But it felt like it was worse.”
“Thank you for the feedback,” the amphitheatre responded in a post on social media. “The team works closely with the City of Hutto and Williamson County to obtain all the necessary permits and noise exemptions. Please direct message the City of Hutto with your concerns so they can address them directly.”
“Now that we have had two concerts with a significant amount of bass, I think the right thing to do for our neighbors is to try to figure out what we can do to solve the problem,” City Manager Warren Hutmacher said. “Our intent is to utilize the facility as intended, but we’ve got to do it in a more responsible manner that is respectful to our neighbors.”
Deadmau5 also responded to the backlash, saying, “Man, I’m sorry Hutto! I can sympathize… loud stuff near my house would bug TF out of me too… hopefully the engineers figure out a better solution for you. Let’s chalk this one up as a … stress test?”
The mau5 is scheduled to perform back-to-back shows at Belly Up Aspen in March, which were rescheduled from December last year.
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Local Residents Up In Arms Over Deadmau5 Drive-In Noise Levels
Straight out of the 2021 gate, longstoryshort is making a strong case for Artist to Watch in 2022 inclusion just 15 days into the new year. For those who bookmarked the New York native, per Dancing Astronaut‘s 2019 and 2020 recommendations, this—of course—comes as no surprise. For the past two years, longstoryshort has coordinated a charged campaign to take over the bass house space, and his genre supremacy has become increasingly clear with each release.
“Dystopia,” distributed by Pilot Records, is a jaunty piece in this purpose-directed puzzle and now nestles in among longstoryshort’s 2020 string of singles such as “Raw Uncut,” not to mention the dastardly Warehouse Weapons EP. Led by a disillusioned monologue, “Dystopia” deepens longstoryshort’s bass house appeal with atmospheric and sometimes staticky sound accessories that culminate in a statement-making first single of 2021.
Speaking on the release, longstoryshort said,”I’ve been trying to push the boundaries and try different things within the genre.” It shows, below.
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Bandsintown just launched its brand new streaming service, so you can support live music from anywhere.
For $9.99 per month, a Bandsintown Plus membership gives you access to over 25 at-home concerts with HD image and Hi-Fi sound. Exclusive shows and series added weekly.
An eclectic mix of acts including Tycho, Flying Lotus, Phoebe Bridgers, Soccer Mommy, Chromeo, and Little Dragon are already in rotation. Bandsintown Plus also offers exclusive interviews, live chats and more.
Managing partner of Bandsintown, Fabrice Sergent, reveals to The Verge: “We’re opening gates to something new that will stay beyond the pandemic, and will be complimentary to an in-person show.”
There’s even a 7-day free trial if you’re on the fence.
See the lineup below and more info here.Bandsintown Plus: Jan/Feb 2021
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Bandsintown Launches Exclusive Live Concert Streaming Service
For his latest remix, Tchami transforms Whethan‘s hit collaboration with Oliver Tree, “Freefall” into a soulful house production.
The original struck a chord with its forward-thinking, hybrid blend of pop, alt-rock, and electronic, feeding Oliver Tree’s signature sound with energy to match a Whethan set. Tchami drastically changes up the mood for his remix, transcending into a soft, melodic four on the floor atmosphere with a deep groove.
Tchami’s “Freefall” remix continues to hype Whethan’s debut album, FANTASY, which released in October 2020. The body of work includes collabs with RL Grime, K.Flay, grandson and more.
Whethan previously shared of the album:
Fantasy is getting on a spaceship and teleporting anywhere your dreams can imagine. I wanted to make a project that was full of energy and artists that I’m inspired by. There was an underlying theme of alternative meets psychedelic dance music and I wanted to be able to blast every song at my shows or have it feel like you’re at a show when listening at home or in the car.
Experience “Freefall” from a different perspective here.Whethan – Freefall (feat. Oliver Tree) [Tchami Remix]
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Tchami Expertly Remixes Whethan’s “Freefall” feat. Oliver Tree [LISTEN]
Electronic Dance Music first began to take shape in the early 1980s. It was the decade of synthesizers and other technological advancements that spurred the creation of “new music.” In fact, it has come to define many genres of music. At the time, many music producers were beginning to see the potential of DJ mixes …
Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is the most popular genre in the world and has been for several years now. This style of music was unheard of just a few short years ago and many people still don’t have a clue about it. However, things are quickly changing as more people become familiar with it and …
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The second annual Electronic Dance Music Festival held in Chicago, Illinois is a month long celebration of new and emerging electronic talent from around the world. With over forty local artists, twenty-five local DJs and five live music stages, Eindrum Music Festival sets the bar for electronic dance music. The first edition of this four-day …
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‘Bedlam Of Salt’ will be out in February
The Berlin-based producer shares his latest composition
They’ve released a new single this week
Rolling in hot, Owen Norton heads into 2021 with a brigade of feel-good beats in his first release of the year, “Midnight Mistakes.” The young UK producer emerged on the scene with his prolific remixes for Jason Derulo, Marshmello and Selena Gomez, and The Chainsmokers. Drawing all ears to his music, the 16-year-old at the …
The renowned French producer Tchami takes “Freefall” for a spin as Whethan’s song sees a French future house treatment. The Confessions label boss previously released his first full-length album Year Zero in 2020. Additionally, he collaborated with Lady Gaga on her Chromatica album alongside other well-known electronic names. Undeniably, Tchami boasts impressive productional talent, which, …
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Dutch DJ and producer Nicky Romero kicks off 2021 on a positive note with the release of his new single ‘Into The Light‘. This release arrives under his label Protocol Recordings.
We can all agree that this fresh track is a true progressive house jewel. At this time, the veteran artist teamed up with Protocol talent Timmo
Hendriks and Arizona-based singer/songwriter David Shane. Last year, Nicky Romero even debuted with Universal Music Group with his track ‘Nights With You’.
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‘Into The Light’ by Nicky Romero and Timmo Hendriks delivers a magnificent opening with upbeat piano melodies. The artist also showcases his trademark by creating a very interesting bassline. The track reaches its peak with a goosebump-inducing drop. On top of the wonderful melodies and sounds, Shane’s soulful vocals complement this track perfectly. Nicky is coming back to his signature sound after experimenting with pop-oriented music last year.
On the other hand, Timmo Hendriks is a regular on the label. In 2020, he released several songs such as ‘Be Alright’, ‘Together’ and ‘Lost’. The fans of progressive house are really looking forward to receiving new releases. While they arrive, make sure to check Nicky Romero and Timmo Hendriks last project, ‘Into The Light’.
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Electronic dance music is a wide variety of percussive, electronic musical styles created primarily for clubs, raves, and private parties. It may incorporate elements of other music forms such as hip hop, pop, classical, or even traditional forms of music. These days, the term ‘electronic dance music’ is widely used to refer loosely to a …
Some of the most popular music heard on belly dancing beats is alternative, modern, and hip hop. If you’ve always longed to learn how to belly dance gracefully, the best way to go about it is to learn belly dance electronic music first. You can’t really tell what the original hip-hop belly dancing was like …
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