Elixir Records wraps up 2018 with the incredibly strong musical offering, "Leowi & Jex - These Days"
Less than a year old, Elixir Records started off strong with a series of exquisite releases throughout the second half of 2018. As the year drew to a close, momentum continued to build and the music has been nothing short of excellent.
One of the final offerings off 2018 is a stunning dance ballad by Leowi & Jex, aptly titled "These Days."
Catchy, scintillating, and tinged with emotion, "These Days" will keep you warm throughout the cold winter months while we eagerly await the coming of spring!View the original article to see embedded media.FOLLOW LEOWI:
Kaskade fell during a six-hour set in San Francisco.
On December 31st, Kaskade returned to San Francisco for his third consecutive New Year's Eve performance in The Golden City. Playing to a packed house at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, he unexpectedly took a tumble mid set.
In a clip posted to his own Instagram page, Kaskade (real name Ryan Raddon) appears to be standing atop the deck table and addressing his audience over the mic in the moments leading up to the incident. Extending an arm to break his fall, he hardly missed a beat before getting back up. He didn't even let go of the mic.View the original article to see embedded media.
The remainder of Raddon's ambitious six-hour set continued without a hitch. The historic open-to-close event saw him spin over 100 tracks in total, the vast majority of them being his own. Add that to the list of benefits of being a Grammy award-winning DJ with nine studio albums.
While it's unlikely anyone had the arm strength to record the entire performance, we're still hoping to hear this legendary set in some capacity. Check out the tracklist and the clip of Kaskade's fall here.
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The Friendship set sail in mid-December on its maiden voyage and the anticipated event has instantly become one of the highlights of the year for EDM fans. With the new year, comes an exciting announcement for the Friendship family.
Curator Gary Richards aka Destructo just took to Instagram to thank everyone for the birthday wishes, which he just celebrated on the 31st, and announce the next installment of Friendship.
“Save the date,” he writes. “FriendShip will return January 6-10, 2020. Everyone on the Maiden Voyage will have first dibs. More details to follow soon.”
The Friendship’s maiden voyage brought live sets from RÜFÜS DU SOL, Boys Noize, Claptone, Anna Lunoe, Cookie Monsta, Destructo, and so many more. With sights set on 2020, there is plenty of time to get another killer lineup in order.
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Thanks to my FriendShip family for all the Birthday wishes today, it means the world to me. I want to give something back 2 you for all the love. Save the date FriendShip will return January 6-10, 2020. Everyone on the Maiden Voyage will have first dibs. More details to follow soon soon. Happy New Year! Xo #FriendShip2020
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Destructo Announces The Friendship Will Set Sail Again In Early 2020
According to many sources, the Coachella lineup should have come out today – it now looks like we’re getting the full lineup tomorrow. But today isn’t without its new information. Coachella has begun sharing the names of certain acts from the lineup, though they seem to be bottom-line artists.
The first one revealed was Cola Boyy, who’s playing the Sonora stage on Sunday. Cola Boyy is signed to Record Makers, an independent label founded in 2000, in Paris.
Sonora on Sunday https://t.co/ZL5K4i1PO7
— Coachella (@coachella) January 3, 2019
The second today is Calypso Rose, who will be playing Gobi on Friday. Rose started writing songs at the age of 15 in 1955; over the years, she has composed more than 800 songs and recorded more than 20 albums.
Calypso Rose https://t.co/40L7zScGKC
— Coachella (@coachella) January 3, 2019
The lineup will likely continue to be teased until the full list is revealed, either later tonight or tomorrow. Stay tuned for updates!
Hardwell may be on a tour hiatus, but his music will keep on coming.
EDM fans saddened by the news of Hardwell's indefinite break from performing will delight in his latest announcement. The Dutch DJ/producer clearly hasn't distanced himself from the studio as he's teased a brand new release on his label, Revealed Recordings.
Titled "Being Alive," the new single from Hardwell (real name Robbert van de Corput) bears distinct hallmarks of his signature sound. The singer's sultry vocal pairs well with an invigorating buildup - only to trail off right before the drop to leave the listener craving more.View the original article to see embedded media.
After a career which saw van de Corput break out in 2009 and eventually be named #1 on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs awards list two years in a row, he called it quits in October of last year. He signed off with a tearful speech at the end of his final performance at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome.
"Being Alive" by Hardwell will arrive by way of Revealed Recordings this Friday, January 4th.
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Whethan delighted fans with the release of Life of a Wallflower Vol. 1 at the end of 2018, including collaborations with HONNE, Oh Wonder, and Broods. The EP also included a collaboration with Bipolar Sunshine called “Top Shelf.” It’s a high-energy and, one might even say spunky tune thanks to the creative use of vocal chopping and the melody that is found within.
Today, one of our favorite producers Heroless dropped his remix to the hit which makes use of the best parts of the original while putting his own spin on it. Much of the vocal chops are still intact, but the overall melody and tempo is made a bit slower, a bit more dreamy. The last 30 seconds or so also uses an additional synth in harmony with the lead synth for a fantastic effect.
Check it out below!
Have you heard Matt Warren’s new YouTube release of his new track, “Get On Up” from his new album, Music Is My Life. If you want to listen to a mastery of electronic instruments, recording, engineering, production, and basically everything that needs to go in to make a unique sounds, feel the force of Matt
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New York City is about to get one of its staple venues back.
Considering the recent nightclub closures in NYC, the reopening of one of the city's premiere venues may restore the faith of some locals. In the past couple of months Cielo and Output each announced that they would shut down. On the last day of the year, however, Webster Hall revealed plans to resume business in 2019.
Webster Hall's final event took place on August 5th, 2017. In the time since, it has undergone renovations as part of AEG Live and Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment's acquisition of the venue in April. On the last day of 2018, their management teased the space's long-awaited reopening.
The history of Webster Hall dates all the way back to 1886, but its most recent version started after the Ballinger brothers bought the space in 1992. Artists spanning countless musical genres have performed there - including EDM acts like Skrillex, who played the 2017 closing party.
Webster Hall's management have yet to announce an official date for the venue's grand opening at the time of writing.
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Word on the street is that despite promising rumors, Kanye West will not be performing at Coachella 2019.
Speculation has made him a frontrunner to headline the music festival in Indio, California this Spring. On the verge of a lineup announcement, TMZ just broke the news of the cancellation. Consequence of Sound has separately confirmed this to be true.
According to the reports, Yeezy finds the Coachella’s stage to be “artistically limiting.” A insider close to the hip hop star explains, “These 40×60 stages are so archaic. It’s the same type of stage on which Shakespeare’s works were performed hundreds of years ago.”
With a slew of new material from Kanye and more expected on the way, this would have been an opportune time to bring his vision to Coachella. However, the staging issue has ultimately caused festival organizer Goldenvoice and the rapper to part ways, at least for now.
TMZ says Kanye is “done with performing at festivals” altogether, but we’ll see about that.
Childish Gambino remains the only confirmed headliner for Coachella 2019. Keep an eye out for that lineup announce soon.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: REPORT: Kanye West Drops Out Of Coachella 2019 Due To Stage Design
It's official, Webster Hall is coming back!
2018 was another fantastic year for dance music albums. Deadmau5 dropped an orchestral album; Getter dropped his debut album Visceral; Jauz, Ghastly, Golden Features, Kayzo, Mitis, pluko, Said The Sky and more also dropped their own debut albums. We received new albums from RL Grime, Rezz, The Glitch Mob, The Crystal Method, Headhunterz and more, as well.
But it’s 2019 now, and we already have a lot to look forward to.
More than a few artists made references to new material, including EPs and albums, in their farewells to 2018. But even then, it doesn’t begin to scratch the surface on all the albums and projects that haven’t even been announced yet.
We expected JOYRYDE’s debut album BRAVE in 2018, but due to some extenuating circumstances, it had to be pushed back. With a 2019 release confirmed, this is one album we know we can look forward to. When your first single is a long-awaited collaboration with Skrillex, it kind of has to be, doesn’t it?Gesaffelstein
The dark prince of techno returned in 2018 with a new song “Reset” on his new home at Columbia Records. After the initial luster of the single wore off, fans were ready for more. Thankfully, Gesaffelstein quickly followed up the single with the announcement of a new album Hyperion due this year.Feed Me
Feed Me didn’t release a single track in 2018, but he has a good reason for it.
“I shut up recently because I’ve been finishing an album and I hate this idea that I’m supposed to hire some idiot company to ‘keep up appearances’ on my social media stuff,” he wrote in a recent post on Instagram. “I handed it in this weekend and I think it’s the best thing I’ve done.”
We can’t wait to hear it!Ekali
After releasing his debut EP Crystal Eyes early in 2018, Ekali is ready to tackle something bigger. He announced a 2019 debut album in October: “No producer collabs, no ghost production, I’m gonna mix and master it myself. I am so excited about it.”
While we loved Ekali’s work with Medasin, Elohim, SLUMBERJACK, Denzel Curry, and more, we have to appreciate and respect his own vision for his work.Zedd
There’s been no explicit mention of a Zedd album in 2019, but it makes sense. Clarity dropped in 2012, True Colors dropped in 2015, so 2019 for Z3 is a safe bet. There’s also this deleted post from Polydor Records to point to. A collaboration with Khalid is still on the horizon, and including tracks with Elley Duhé, Maren Morris, Liam Payne, and Alessia Cara, he has quite the collaborative group already. But is this the Z3 that fans want?
Readers will remember the awesome rollout of True Colors from 2015 when Zedd sent fans on scavenger hunts in a number of cities and invited them to listen to singles in private in color-themed venues. It’s still one of the greatest album rollouts in recent memory; we hope that passion is still in Zedd’s repertoire and this isn’t entirely a pop cash grab.Skrillex
This is a prediction we have every year, and it feels like every year that passes, the next becomes more likely. We had good word from industry sources that a Skrillex album was being finished in 2018, but clearly that wasn’t the case.
Now that Skrillex has been more actively playing shows, and, in doing so, sharing a bunch of new IDs in the process, a 2019 album seems all the more likely. Still, much like Zedd, is it going to be the album that fans want? With all of his recent collaborations on pop and hip hop tunes, as well as the very chill “Would You Ever?” from 2017, we have to wonder if there’s going to be any SMANS-era Skrillex on the record.
We’re torn between respecting an artist’s own vision and what we actually want — but at the end of the day, even if we get what we want, if the artist isn’t passionate about it, it won’t feel like the real thing.Flume
Flume took a break from releasing music in 2018, but he’s expected to come back in 2019. While a full album isn’t exactly likely, it’s still a possibility — and on our wishlist.
There’s been a lot of changes in the dance music genre space even since his last album Skin was released in 2016. Flume also has the unfortunate pressure of being a true innovator in dance music, and so the burden on him to create something next level is of course even more intense.
No matter what, we’re excited to hear what Flume has to offer this year.Madeon
This is another artist who, like Skrillex, we put on our wish list every year. Madeon dropped his debut album Adventure in 2015, and aside from “Shelter” with Porter Robinson and its accompanying evil edit, releases have been scant.
In January 2018, he posted on his Instagram story with a photo of LA: “This is where I’m finishing my album this year.” Let’s hope 2019 is the year it comes out!DJ Snake
The same as Zedd, a recently deleted post from Polydor Records, which distributes music for Interscope in Europe, claims that an album from DJ Snake is to be expected in 2019. Snake had quite the active 2018, dropping new records with Jauz and Mercer & Tchami. And then there’s “Taki Taki” with Selena Gomez, Cardi B and Ozuna, a trio of collaborators who are nothing to scoff at.
A 2019 album is well within the realm of possibility, especially as his debut album encore is nearly three years old. The Parisian DJ has accomplished a lot since then, and it’s fair to say a sophomore album could put him on an even higher echelon.
As 2018 ended, Skrillex finally started to take the stage at North American festivals once again. The dubstep legend was billed in both Canada and the US over the last weekend at Contact Music Festival and Snowta Music Festival respectively. These shows marked some of the first significant festival sets Skrillex has played on the
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Melodic dubstep as a style has mostly gone extinct by now, having been replaced primarily with future bass. Future bass employs many of the same melodic elements without the limitations set forth by dubstep in terms of BPM and tempo, so that evolution isn’t surprising. Still, there’s something beautiful about simultaneously headbanging and crying your eyes out at 140 BPM.
Adventure Club, one of the undisputed kings of melodic dubstep, aren’t about to let it slip gentle into that good night. They’ve just released a new remix that fans will recognize from years ago, of “Under” by AOSOON. The vocals are already primed for melodic dubstep — AC just recognized it and capitalized on the opportunity.
Even better, fans can expect more in the coming weeks.
“Over the next couple weeks we will be releasing some tracks/remixes that we were never going to release,” wrote Adventure Club on Twitter, “but we love them too much not to share!”
Their first single of 2019 drops on Ultra at the end of January. Then they kick off their Death or Glory tour in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium on March 8. Get tickets here.
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Adventure Club Drops Another Long-Awaited Melodic Remix, AOSOON’s “Under”
New year, new Flume!
To the rejoicing of Flume fans across the globe, he has revealed that new music lies in store in 2019. The announcement follows the Australian producer's year-and-a-half release hiatus which left fans craving his one-of-a-kind style throughout 2018.
"Cheers 2018," reads final Instagram post made by Flume (real name Harley Edward Streten) last year. "Next year I’ll be back in your life, I promise."View the original article to see embedded media.
Streten's intoxicating and R&B-infused brand of electronic music arguably spurred the birth of the future bass genre more than any other influence. Extended breaks are par for the course for him, however. After first releasing music in 2011 and delivering his self-titled debut album the following year, he waited until 2015 to follow up with new music.
The last Flume release was the LP Skin, which arrived by way of his Future Classic imprint in May of 2017. He has yet to announce any titles or release dates for upcoming singles at the time of writing.Follow Flume:
Oliver Heldens and Future House Music are far from strangers with Heldens being one of the pioneers of Future House genre. So, it was only fitting that the Heldeep label bossrolled up his sleeves and got behind the decks for Future House Music's YouTube 2018 Yearmix. The 60 minute yearmix, already about to hit 50,000
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A source explains that he wouldn't settle for a regular stage
Hardwell has cleared his tour dates indefinitely, but he’s still gearing up for a huge 2019. The producer has announced his new, forthcoming single as a follow up to one of his greatest hits.
“My new single ‘Being Alive’ drops this Friday, the follow-up of ‘Apollo,'” Hardwell shares along with the teaser video below. “Who’s excited to start this new year with a blast?”
“Being Alive” is a grand production with intense theatrics, impactful lyrics, and an absolutely euphoric drop. Everything fans hope for in a Hardwell song. The anticipated ID, first heard in full at Tomorrowland 2018, finally has an official release set for this Friday (Jan 4).
While we can pretty much guarantee there will be no Hardwell shows in 2019, at least he’s hard at work on new music as promised. The global DJ didn’t totally rule out the possibility of a return someday.
He said — “I want to come back stronger than ever, but for now, I’m just going to be me for a while.”Hardwell “Being Alive” Teaser View this post on Instagram
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Hardwell Shares Teaser & Release Date For Epic Follow Up To “Apollo”
Major Lazer has tapped J Balvin for one of the releases leading up to their split.
Major Lazer will not go quietly into the night if Diplo has anything to say about it. The decorated DJ/producer and Mad Decent label boss has revealed that his world-famous group will release a J Balvin collaboration sometime in 2019.
Diplo (real name Thomas Wesley Pentz Jr.) took to Instagram to disclose in no uncertain terms that the joint effort was under way. "We got something very big planned for 2019," he wrote, tagging the accounts belonging to Major Lazer and J Balvin.View the original article to see embedded media.
In light of Pentz' announcement last year that Major Lazer would disband following a 2019 album, it stands to reason that the track may find its way onto the effort. The group has historically tapped international talent for their culturally eclectic releases - making J Balvin (real name José Álvaro Osorio Balvin) an ideal feature as he hails from Colombia. They've already collaborated with him on “Buscando Huellas” with Jay Sean as well as a “Lean On” remix.
Neither Major Lazer nor J Balvin have revealed a title or release date for their upcoming collaboration at the time of writing.
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A song played by Salvatore Ganacci hints at Skrillex's signature sound.
A track that found its way into Salvatore Ganacci's set at Dreamfields Festival in Mexico has got Redditors abuzz. Their excitement is not without reason as the melodic dubstep ID sounds distinctly like the sound pioneered by Los Angeles producer Sonny Moore, known professionally as Skrillex.
The clip posted to Ganacci's Instagram account shows him leading the audience like a maestro while the as-yet-unnamed ID plays out during his Dreamfields set on November 17th. A month and a half later, fan speculation of Skrillex's involvement has gained momentum. In a thread on the /r/Skrillex subreddit, the consensus seems to be a potential collaboration between him and Los Angeles producer Team EZY.View the original article to see embedded media.
Although some fans have pointed out that the vocal chops used in the track fall somewhat outside Moore's signature sound, the timing of it makes sense. Skrillex.com was given a mysterious makeover not long after the debut, setting the stage for what may be a new album or succession of upcoming releases in 2019.
At the time of writing, the only tour dates on Skrillex's schedule are EDC Mexico on February 23rd or 24th, and the return of he and Boys Noize's Dog Blood act at Buku Music + Arts Project on March 22nd or 23rd.FOLLOW SKRILLEX:
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