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REPORT: DJ Khaled Threatens To Sue Billboard After Album Fails To Go No. 1
DJ Khaled‘s latest album failed to go No. 1 on Billboard — and now he’s reportedly threatening to sue over it.
With the release of Father of Asahd, the producer was gunning for his third-straight No. 1 album. That plan fell through as Tyler, The Creator swooped in with his own No. 1 album titled Igor.
Khaled was not pleased, reportedly going off on his label. He was described as “furious” and “angry and yelling” over the whole ordeal. No. 2 wasn’t good enough.
From what it sounds like, DJ Khaled may have a reason to be upset… He attests that 100,000 units as part of a bundle deal were not accounted for in the process. Having only fell 30,000 units short of Tyler, this was obviously a deal breaker — and apparently, Tyler’s own bundle deals were figured into his totals.
Or, not… President of Billboard, Deanna Brown revealed to the New York Times: “In this particular instance, we saw an organization encouraging purchases among their members by promising them material and organizational benefits.” This may have disqualified some or all of DJ Khaled’s bundle deals.
Either way, Page Six reports that Khaled is planning to sue Billboard over the way the albums were counted (or not accounted for). Lawyers representing the hip hop star have already sent a letter to Silvio Pietroluongo, SVP of charts and data development at Billboard, demanding a recount.
Additionally, Billboard also plans to “reconfigure its rules surrounding bundling in the next year.”
We’ll have to wait and see how this plays out.
Source: Consequence of Sound | Photo via Steven Lawton/Getty Images
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: REPORT: DJ Khaled Threatens To Sue Billboard After Album Fails To Go No. 1
Last week, Mix247 reported that Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival was bought out by Insomniac and would be returning next year. Your EDM reached out to our own sources and independently confirmed the news.
Our source, who wishes to remain anonymous, tells us that Insomniac bought a controlling share in Okeechobee, previously produced by Soundslinger, LLC. Okeechobee last ran in 2018, featuring headlining performances by Arcade Fire, Bassnectar, Halsey, Travis Scott, and Snoop Dogg. The festival confirmed in November 2018 that it would not be returning in 2019, releasing a statement that said:
“While the OMF portal won’t be opening in 2019, we’re looking to March 2020, and we can’t wait to see you again. Thank you for your love, support and understanding.”
Okeechobee would be Insomniac’s second property in the state of Florida, apart from EDC Orlando. While some acts might conflict, a radius clause would not be imposed as the two share a promoter; furthermore, Okeechobee’s lineup, if it stays similar to past years, features a more diverse selection of artists than your typical EDC fare.
No official announcement has been made from any party involved. Your EDM reached out to representatives for Insomniac, but we’ve not heard back at time of publishing.
Photo via dvphotovideo for Okeechobee
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: REPORT: Okeechobee Bought By Insomniac, Will Return In 2020
Bassnectar has unleashed his latest mixtape, Tempo of Dreams…
Some tracks are newer, like Bassnectar’s “Front to Back” remix for Buku. Others are older favorites, like his gorgeous remix of Purity Ring‘s “Flood on the Floor.” All of them are equipped with plenty of bass and imagination and seamlessly flow together into a dreamlike state.
For Bassnectar fans, this mix is an instant classic. Sprinkling in rarities he only plays every so often, and moving into music from Hucci, Sounds From The Ground, Legion Of Green Men and Shantel — Bassnectar expertly creates a new world of vibrations.
This dream tempo series takes it back to where it all began. Listen to Tempo of Dreams, view the tracklist below — and revisit Bassnectar’s Dreamtempo 1999 mixtape here.Bassnectar – Tempo of Dreams
Decap – Yeah (Bassnectar Edit)
Buku – Front To Back (Bassnectar Remix)
Bassnectar – Undercover
OAKK – Growing ft. Rider Shafique (Bassnectar Remix)
Styn – Neesitto Tu Amor ft. Aztek (Bassnectar Edit)
Sykes & Kilobite – Frozen Dreams (Bassnectar Edit)
DotCrawl – Alternative Facts (Bassnectar Remix)
Purity Ring – Flood on the Floor (Bassnectar Remix)
20syl – Kodama (Bassnectar Remix)
Hucci – Hitta (VIP)
Sounds From The Ground – Triangle
Legion Of Green Men – Synaptic Response (Faculties of Cognition)
Shantel – Unending
Photo via aLIVE Coverage
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Bassnectar Unleashes Incredible “Tempo of Dreams” Mixtape [MUST LISTEN]
If you're a fan of weird and heavy bass, then this one is for you. Aadysi brings us into his world with a new bass-heavy track “Oblivion”. The track starts out with an ominous intro quickly leading into drums and distant vocals that set the tone. We then go into future bass sounds that are
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The new hottest collaboration of the summer, out now on Spinnin' Records.
Industry veterans Ephwurd (real name Basie Hauser) and ANGELZ (real name Henri-Loup Verreault) are back with their latest release, "Heat," just in time for the summer party season, out now Spinnin' Records.
“Heat” packs some serious energy. Specifically curated to sound massive on surround sound systems, this new summer banger is an experience in itself. Whether it’s being listened to on headphones, speakers, or the big stage, this bold track is something to be kept on repeat.View the original article to see embedded media.
Verreault, the once producer of hip-hop signed to Def Jam Recordings, fell in love with house music through the club scene. He quickly embraced his passion for it, but having only a background in hip-hop producing, his sound wasn’t the atypical “house” style. Instead of conforming, Verreault saw a clear vision in his path. Blending together hip-hop's raw energy with the addictive groove of bass house - along with the many other production skills Verreault has picked up across the 10+ years of producing - has given him his signature sound.
Hauser is also no stranger to blending and breaking stylistic barriers. As a child, he grew up traveling the world and going to jazz festivals with his father, Tim Hauser, singer of The Manhattan Transfer. After hearing electronic music for the first time at a young age, he began researching how artists were creating those sounds. With his background and passion for a multitude of genres, Hauser has implemented that into his Ephwurd project by experimentation throughout the years.
Despite coming from different producing backgrounds, both artists share a defining quality that has been instrumental in their careers: the ability to produce infectious beats that can get anyone moving.
"To step out of that box we used a modular synth Ephwurd had and basically most of the noises are analog,” said ANGELZ in regards to the making of "Heat." “It gives it a certain warmth, and, to me, takes away from that synthetic and robotic feel the heavy bangers get. It was kind of a tech house approach to an intense bass house track.”
It comes as no surprise that the team together have created a track that's pure “Heat”. Their undeniable talent and dedication for their craft have earned them the respect and support of producers and fans across all genres.
Stream or download Ephwurd and ANGELZ' new single "Heat" out now on Spinnin' Records.FOLLOW EPHWURD:
Exclusive Circus Records signee Conrank release new single "Bubble & Run" alongside Cardiff MC Patwan
Born in the U.K., L.A./Shanghai-based DJ and producer Conrank has a longstanding reputation as a multi-talented artist with a wide variety of influences. He has an extensive history of dabbling in different genres and styles, was known as one of Europe's top beat-boxers, and even hosted a show on MTV called Indelible Hip-Hop. Conrank is an undeniable industry legend that defies all attempts at classification.
In crafting his signature sound, Conrank draws on musical elements from a wide variety of styles such as hip-hop, drum and bass, dubstep, drumstep, and jungle, all of which are evident throughout his unique productions. A longtime Circus Records veteran, he's recently been known for a series of hard-hitting bass music monstrosities, but he certainly doesn't limit himself to filthy bass. Conrank strives to infuse each of his works with a wonky, melodic twist that keeps things fresh and exciting.
As the newest exclusive signing to Circus Records, Conrank is set to deliver a batch of excellent new music, starting with his latest single "Bubble & Run" featuring Cardiff emcee Patwan. The natural successor of Conrank's previous collaboration with Patwan on his single "Decapitate," "Bubble & Run" offers listeners a frenetic mix of bombastic bass and a hectic, high-energy melodic structure.View the original article to see embedded media.
We've also heard rumors that Conrank's debut LP will be released sometime this summer. With "Bubble & Run" as his latest mind-boggling musical offering, we have high expectations of the music yet to come.
"I can’t quite reconcile what I see now with my early clubbing experiences before people were as caught up in their phones."
You’re seeing your favorite DJ perform. They play one of their greatest hits. The crowd goes wild. Screams erupt, hands fly into the air, and phones whip out in a frenzy. Eyes are glued to the stage but visions warped through the lenses of bright LED screens.
Is capturing the moment better than living in it? Lane 8 (real name Daniel Goldstein) doesn’t think so.
The San Francisco-based producer has been busy developing his This Never Happened shows over the past couple of years. The events are grounded in the ethos of living in the moment, with attendees’ phone cameras taped over at the start of the night. Goldstein carefully curates these special summertime shows by ensuring the venues are open-air, playing a two-hour opening set and a three-hour closing set, and bringing on some of his favorite DJs for a performance in between.
This Never Happened has grown into a music label as well, home to exciting up-and-coming melodic house music producers like Avoure and Ocula.
Recently, we caught Goldstein’s This Never Happened show in New York at the gorgeous Brooklyn Mirage, a sprawling open-air venue lined with palm trees that's powered by a stellar sound system complete with soaring rooftop views of the NYC skyline. Goldstein was accompanied by German deep and progressive house producer Ben Böhmer, and both artists played wonderful sets to a receptive, spirited crowd.
Before his three-hour closing set, Goldstein sat down with us to share the inspiration behind the This Never Happened show concept and label. He also delved into his own musical origins and trajectory. Read on for our conversation with Lane 8.
EDM.com: What’s the story behind the name Lane 8?
Lane 8: When I was a kid, I was a swimmer. In a swim race, the slowest people get put in the outside lanes, either lane 1 or lane 8. So, I had this shitty little garage band with my sister and another guy that was on our swim team, and we called it Lane 8. It’s just stuck with me since then.
What inspired the This Never Happened show concept?
I’m just old enough to know what it was like going out before people had smartphones with really good cameras. Once I started DJing more often and building a name for myself, I noticed how much phones had taken over live music. Really, live anything - sports, music, any kind of entertainment. I can’t quite reconcile what I see now with my early clubbing experiences before people were as caught up in their phones.
The whole idea behind This Never Happened is to get back to being surrounded by your friends and great music that you really love, nothing really mattering besides that.
Is there anything else about the current state of dance music that you’d want to change?
I’m not sure if I would change much else. A lot of things have gotten better in dance music. Promoters and festivals have gotten a lot more professional. People were just winging it when I first started to go out. There were a lot of parties you could tell were put together by people who didn’t really know what they were doing. Anybody who has been to a party like that can appreciate when people are more professional about it.
The whole scene of dance music has grown a lot, and especially as an artist and a performer, you can only be thankful that it’s turned into such an opportunity to make a living doing what you love.
You posted that you’ve “been searching tirelessly to uncover the right locations” for your This Never Happened summer shows. What are you looking for in the venues?
They’re all tied together about being outdoors. That’s a big part of it. It’s quite tricky because there aren’t that many outdoor venues. Secondly, they’re often football stadiums which we’re not quite at yet! It’s challenging; with open venues there are always factors like weather, sound, and neighbors. You need a pro team to handle that.
You’re playing a two-hour opening set and a three-hour closing set at all of the This Never Happened summer shows. Musically, how do you approach them differently?
I look at the opening set as a chance to play old fan favorites and stuff that doesn’t really fit into my main sets. More chilled out. It’s a nice chance to get some of that music played for people who want to hear it, and I also play a lot of upcoming and new label stuff because it fits into more of a chill atmosphere.
For my main sets, I do play a bit heavier now than I did three or four years ago. It’s not that I don’t love the old music anymore, it can just be quite tricky when you’ve changed artistically to fit old stuff in.
What made you decide to start the This Never Happened label?
I think every artist at a certain point just wants to stand on their own two feet, have a strong identity, and do things on their own terms. In a lot of ways, it’s very hard to release your own music. Especially when I had been working with Anjunadeep which is such a great label and a team of real professionals who know what they’re doing. So I think it can be quite tricky, but at the same time, it’s a lot easier now than it ever has been to release your own music just because the internet has allowed you to capture and hold the attention of your fanbase. We’ve also been able to put a good team behind the label.
For me, it’s always what I wanted to do. I appreciate what Anjunadeep did for me, I even still work with them - I just had a release a few weeks ago - but want to kind of do my own thing.
What type of music are you hoping to promote with the label?
Sometimes I struggle to explain this to people sending me demos! I think the main thing is having a really strong core idea. Easy to identify. Like taking a riff on a synth or a vocal sample, making that the center of the track, building everything else around it, and not being afraid to do that. It’s one thing that I’ve always tried to do with my music, and I try to push our artists to do the same. I personally think that’s how you make people remember music and make them want to listen again. Sort of like a pop mentality brought to a different genre of music.
We started the label with a track of mine called “Fingerprint” which is the best example I can give of this idea. I haven’t always nailed it, but I always attempt to make that idea the focus of the tracks.
You’ve put a bunch of Root To Branch compilations on the label. What do they represent?
I’ve been inundated with music because of the seasonal mixtapes that I do, I get so much great music. One of the long term goals with the label is to make it a home for up-coming artists, give them a platform where they can reach more people. There have been times where there’s been so much great music, and it’s been a struggle to see how we can get it all out. So just packaging three artists together on those Root To Branch compilations is a great way to do that. It’s also good for fans. Six tracks, a mix of different stuff; it’s easier to get people to pay attention to rather than trying to shove a brand new artist they’ve never heard of down their throats.
How did you go from producing hip-hop beats at the age of 13 to eventually making electronic music?
I was always aware of techno and trance and had a couple of friends who were into it. Just never my personal favorite sounds until I went to college, started going to clubs, and fell in love. Ed Banger was the big thing back then, and I got really into Ratatat, Justice, Simian Mobile Disco and Daft Punk. It grew from there. Most of my free time in college was spent either listening to music, trying and failing miserably to make music, or going out to shows.
You were a geologist before taking up music full time. It’s always a bold decision to give up a stable profession for the rocky world of music. What inspired that leap of faith?
When I quit my job, it was driven by what was happening in my personal life. My wife is from Germany. We met in America and we were moving to Germany at the time, which allowed me to quit my job and do music full time. It was the perfect timing of my wife and I living in Europe where I could afford to not make a huge amount of money for at least a little bit and try to do music full time. Luckily, it worked out.
How did your time living in Germany affect your music, if at all?
The main difference is that in Germany is that I would play with very different performers compared to America. Here in America, I was involved with Anjunadeep, playing a lot of support shows for Above & Beyond. In Europe, it was completely different. I played alongside Jacques Renault and a lot of other amazing underground house and techno artists. They never would’ve put me on lineups like those in America! That was cool because I got more exposed to those type of DJs and that kind of music.
How did you get involved with Anjunadeep?
I became SoundCloud buddies with Jody Wisternoff and started sending him stuff. It was really just that. I only had a few tracks out at the time but I was lucky enough to start off with a few pretty big DJs playing my music. The whole Lane 8 project got kickstarted when The Magician played one of my tracks in his mixtape.
You go back and forth between instrumental tracks and vocal-driven songs. Do you prefer one style over the other?
I do feel quite proud of the instrumental tracks that have done well. It’s hard to do without relying on a vocal to support the song, and you feel proud if you can put something together entirely on your own that works just as well as any other song. But, I definitely enjoy collaborating. Just the social aspect of things, having someone to go through the struggle of making something and all the failures that come with it, versus just doing all that stuff alone and going crazy.
Do you have new music in the works?
There’s a lot of music saved up! We’ve got a couple more singles this summer. Did a bunch of collaborations with some of the This Never Happened artists at the start of the year, so we’ll try to get some of those out too.
You’ve often mentioned you’d love to do a live show, is that going to become a reality anytime soon?
As I’ve DJed more and more, I’ve fallen more and more in love with it. It’s not that I would never do a live show; I’d actually love to do a live show. But, I just love DJing. It’s such a great way to get the message across to people. I’m sure the live show will happen at some point, but right now I’m pretty focused on DJing.
With the success of your seasonal mixtapes, have you ever thought of launching a radio show?
I like the format that we have now: four mixes a year, make them really special, something that people can listen to for a while. Not just listen to once, forget about and the next week’s radio show is already there.
You’ve previously mentioned that “people often confuse the artist with the real human behind the music, as those are two very separate things.” Do you still contend with that distinction?
Totally. It’s quite tricky. We’ve seen a lot of celebrated artists, especially in the last couple of years, have their personal lives made very public. The main thing is that there are people behind every piece of art. At the time I said that I was coming to grips with the fact that people knew me and knew my music, which was hard to deal with. It can be quite off putting when people think that they know you on a personal level because they’ve heard your music. It’s amazing that people love my music, so you take the bad with the good - though it’s become easier over time.
This interview has been condensed for clarity.Follow Lane 8
After the craziness that was this weekend of Bassnectar's Freestyle sessions, Bassnectar has officially released his mixtape “Tempo of Dreams“. Links to this mixtape have been floating around but now we have the full, high-quality version of the mixtape. Bassnectar dropped this mixtape to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of Dreamtempo and to appease bassheads after having to
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Seeing other EDM fans show off their shuffle moves makes you feel like you are missing out on a lot of fun - but you could be missing out on even more.
Shuffling, or cutting-shapes, has been around since the 1990s, but with the rise of social media, it has reached a whole new level. More and more people are learning how to shuffle. They're discovering the amazing mental and physical health benefits shuffling has to offer, and they're having a blast while doing it.
But why are people making so much noise about a dance move that resembles the 2019 version of the running man? To EDM fans, shuffling is much more than just having a good time. It is an expression, an accomplishment, and a way to improve their mental and physical health.
Shuffling originated in Melbourne, Australia, in the underground rave scene back in the early 1990s. It was here that the dance was deemed the name “The Melbourne Shuffle.” Since then it has taken off and become very popular in the mainstream EDM festival scene, practiced by millions of EDM fans all over the world.
Shuffling consists of two basic moves: the shuffle and the stomp. Most beginner shufflers learn to master these two basic moves before moving to more advanced moves. After mastering the basic shuffle moves you can throw in some spins, jumps, and slides and you’ve got yourself a complete shuffle routine. After that, all you need is some EDM bangers flowing through your speakers to let the fun begin.Shuffling Music
The Australian underground rave scene that produced shuffling was heavily influenced by techno music, a high-BPM electronic music sub-genre that laid down the perfect beat for shuffle dancers at the time. Since its origin, shuffling has taken to the communities surrounding several new sub-genres of EDM such as electro house and hardstyle.Australian ravers in the early 1990s getting hype and shuffling to their favorite underground DJs.
Typically the more upbeat, repetitive subgenres do better with the dance, although you can perform the moves to any type of EDM. Lately, deep house and bass house have been popular subgenres of EDM to shuffle to. That’s the beautiful thing about shuffling: You can choose your favorite music to shuffle to, there’s not just one set kind of music.
To get you started with some shuffling tunes, we have created playlists on Spotify and SoundCloud that have the best music to shuffle to. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced shuffler, you will love moving your feet to the tracks in these playlists:View the original article to see embedded media.View the original article to see embedded media.Physical Health Benefits of Shuffling
Dancing to high-tempo music as a type of workout has been around for decades. In the '70s and '80s, Jazzercise was all the rage. Today, a new type of Jazzercise is taking over. This is the new era of shuffle dancing.
Shuffling to your favorite dance music has several physical health benefits. It is a workout that is both fun and effective. Here are a few ways shuffling can benefit your physical health:
- It's a portable, full-body workout you can do anywhere.
- You can burn between 500-1,500 calories an hour.
- It improves hand-eye coordination and reduces clumsiness.
- It tones your legs, calves, and glutes.
- It works your abdominal muscles with twists and turns.
- It strengthens joints and ligaments in your legs.
Shuffling not only improves your physical health, but also does wonders for your mental health as well. Not many people think of the effects it has on your mental state, but the true benefits are pretty amazing.You will never see somebody shuffling with a frown on their face.
Just as any other workout, shuffling releases endorphins to the brain. The longer you shuffle, the more these happy chemicals get released and the more stress and anxiety goes out the window. Here are some of the amazing mental health benefits of shuffling:
- It relieves stress and sends endorphins to your brain (do you ever see a sad shuffler?).
- It improves mental focus and concentration.
- It gives you a great sense of accomplishment after you learn new moves or master the old.
- It boosts your confidence and self-esteem.
- It distracts you from the stresses of everyday life.
- It gives you the courage to get out of your comfort zone and dance at your next festival.
- It makes you feel like you belong (with the shuffler community).
- You enjoy a deeper connection with the music.
- It's a fun activity that fills your life with joy.
To go deeper into the mental health benefits of shuffling, we decided to interview a local DJ from Jacksonville, Florida who goes by Romeo. He is also an avid shuffler who dedicates his music and his dancing to a cause that is bigger than himself. He wants to help people all over the world who are struggling with mental illness, and he believes music and dancing is the key to overcoming these struggles.
Here is what Romeo said about how EDM and shuffling has affected his life in a positive way:
"Some find what I do and what others in this industry do easy. For the most part they aren’t wrong, but there’s aspects they have no idea about. The countless nights and endless hours on productions and songs, days spent on mastering your craft, and the soreness and pain from practicing each and every dance move. I do it all because it is my escape a place where in the midst of so much destruction in this world I have somewhere I feel safe. With every song dropped and when I’m shuffling each turn and movement takes me to a mental state of pure bliss. I use my platform as a DJ and as a shuffler to share my escape with the world - to be the voice others need and giving those people a reason to smile each and every set. I love my fans and people who follow me they make me happy they give me a reason to keep moving forward."
Below is a video of Romeo shuffling in the front row at one of his favorite artist's shows, SkyHye.Learn How to Shuffle
Learning how to shuffle sounds like daunting task, but it really isn’t! All you have to do is take it slow, and practice, practice, practice. You want to start out by learning the basic “running man” move.
Start with your feet together, toes pointing forward. Lift your right knee up to waist level. As your right foot goes back down, hop and slide your left foot back. Then alternate sides and bring your left knee up. Start out doing this very slowly, over and over. Soon, muscle memory will kick in and you will be doing the running man without even trying.
Once you have mastered the running man move, you can move onto more advanced moves. Here are a few videos that instruct you on how to perform these more advanced shuffle moves.
Kick Side Step:
Here are a few tips when getting started:
1. Start slow – learn basics and practice do them slowly, over and over
2. Dance in front of a mirror – it allows you to see what you’re doing wrong or right
3. Watch expert shufflers and copy their moves
4. Wear good shoes and socks (or your feet will hurt like hell!)
5. Start with slower BPM tracks such as deep house
6. Make friends with an expert shuffler and practice with them
7. Stay hydrated!
8. DON’T GIVE UP!
Learning how to shuffle to your favorite music is more than just having a good time, it is an amazing reliever of negative energy. Shuffling releases stress, anxiety, sad thoughts, tension, negativity. When your feet start moving, its out with the old, in with the new.
This is why shuffling can impact the lives of millions of people around the world in such a positive way. We are always looking for ways to get rid of these negative emotions, but sometimes the simple solution is that you just have to dance it out.
The mental and physical health benefits of shuffling are amazing. You always see a smile on a shuffler's face. You will always see them breaking a sweat. There aren’t any two better things to combine than having fun and moving your body! If you believe this statement too, check out BassFit.com, where EDM and Fitness is combined to help people with their mental and physical struggles.
So get out there today and learn how to shuffle! Then you will begin to discover all the amazing health benefits and have fun while doing it.
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Welcome to GDE Robert & thanks for joining us today! How’s 2019 been treating you so far?
I’m very happy with the campaign progress of my latest album & 2019 has been very fruitful – both spiritually and mentally which go together hand in hand.
Congratulations on your album – Chrysalis! How long was it in the planning & production?
Started production in September 2018, then recording and mixing from Oct 2018 to April 2019.
Tell us a little about your musical journey so far & getting to this point in your career?
Started out playing Bass and writing lyrics in a band called The Habits thru out the U.S. 2002 thru 2010. In 2012, I began listening to more and more electronic music and formed a new interest in trying to create original music with loops and textures.
Inspiration. From all the ups and downs encountered day to day & thru experiencing successes as well as failures with friends and family. Some software instruments that have inspired me musically – Spectrosonics, Output, Native instruments, Exhale and Splice loops.
When it comes to song writing, is this something you tend to do solo?
Yes, solo in terms of writing songs and lyrics. Lyric ideas usually depend on the melody, inspiring the words.
There’s a strong mix of styles across the LP, which was most challenging to produce?
Walking thru my soul was the most challenging, with many, many tracks – around 125
As an artist, have you faced any challenges or defining moments?
Yes, not to over think a song. Focusing on the present time & being happy in the moment with the song that’s created instead of trying to read into the future.
In three words, describe your signature sound to us?
UNIVERSAL, MOVEMENT, RELATIONSHIPS
What’s the music scene like in your homeland, currently?
Stuck in the Past…
And finally, what’s next for Robert Michaels looking at 2019 & beyond?
Change, Explore, Passion & have no Boundaries
With more than 20 years in the business, Immaculate Styles has had a solid foundation and success in the music industry. He’s responsible for a Sundance Award Winning Films’ music score and has been a musician since his teens. As an artist, he’s dipped his hands into the industries of fashion and design, where he had also won high praises in. His career has been rewarding and decorated with accolades to say the least.
In his latest cut, ‘I Wanna Let You Know’ is an instant summer classic. You’ll want to drive with the top down on this release as it provides the perfect summer vibes as you embark on your next adventure. Immaculate Styles enlists the help of long time friend and a success of her own volition, Lisa Shaw. She is a well seasoned vocalist, widely know in the world of house music with multiple features and releases on Naked Music. Together, the two have created your summer anthem of 2019.
Check it out down below!
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This Woman Put A Bong In Her Butt & Had A Whole Festival Smoke Out Of It While Tied Up
Quick, think of the strangest thing you’ve ever seen at a music festival… too bad, Snatch Adams has it beat.
The live artist performer recently went to an unnamed music festival and had the experience of a lifetime when she had dozens of people smoke out of a bong that had been placed in her butt. Yes, you are reading that correctly. Adams felt the need to one-up her performance piece at the festival a year prior in which she laid in a coffin for 2.5 hours while 45,000 mealworms ate her skin. Again, you are reading that correctly. (More on that here.)
This year, Adams went more on the audience participation route. At the festival, she was tied up shibari-style on “a small platform next to the main stage,” a glass bong placed into her butthole, and one by one members from the crowd came up to smoke out of it.
“One guy told me the next day that he hadn’t smoked weed for 20 years,” Adams confided, “but knew he needed to do it out of my butt no matter what.”
Adams’ entire story is almost too ridiculous to be true — so I guess it’s good that she included photo evidence! Read the whole thing below and keep scrolling for her Instagram post with pics.
Last year at my favorite festival, @rachellark and I schemed up an art project for which I lay in a coffin for 2.5 hours while mealworms ate my skin. This year, people kept asking me how I was going to one-up it. I wasn’t going to try! Well, within two hours of arriving last weekend, @jeffweiz ran into me and Rachel and asked, “Hey Snatch, how do you feel about people smoking weed out of your butthole?” Rachel and I looked at each other and smiled. I said, “I feel great about that. Tell us more.” Weiz and his brother had made two prototype hand-blown glass butt bongs, with a reservoir of water that goes inside the body, and no one had ever tested them out before. He thought I was the perfect person to ask. I gotta say, he was right.
The idea quickly developed into a spectacle. At 2am I got onto a small platform next to the main stage, naked. @cryptation, who happened to bring all his Shibari gear with him, made a very sexy show of tying me up and suspending me. Ass up, head down, legs spread. The crowd would have been happy with that as a performance, but once I was up, Alexis came up and put the plug in. The crowd didn’t know what was happening…until he filled it with weed and took a hit. A cheer erupted as we invited everyone at the festival to smoke weed out of my butt. Second pic is of Rachel showing us how it’s done!
I’m not sure how many people took part, but we had it up and running for about an hour. We were about to put the second plug in my pussy and invite people to smoke DMT out of it but we got shut down for being a rogue project that was…controversial, to say the least. But in that short time, the response was overwhelming. One guy told me the next day that he hadn’t smoked weed for 20 years, but knew he needed to do it out of my butt no matter what. My favorite review of it was “It raised the rating of the festival by an entire star.” Yes, my butt got burned by the lighter a bunch. Yes, I’ll probably be forever known as the “mealworm butt bong girl.” Was it worth it? HELL YEAH!! That was one of the craziest experiences of my life. If you were there to witness it, I’m so so glad. Until next time. @mr_nightshade more to come!View this post on Instagram
#buttbong. Last year at my favorite festival, @rachellark and I schemed up an art project for which I lay in a coffin for 2.5 hours while mealworms ate my skin. This year, people kept asking me how I was going to one-up it. I wasn’t going to try! Well, within two hours of arriving last weekend, @jeffweiz ran into me and Rachel and asked, “Hey Snatch, how do you feel about people smoking weed out of your butthole?” Rachel and I looked at each other and smiled. I said, “I feel great about that. Tell us more.” Weiz and his brother had made two prototype hand-blown glass butt bongs, with a reservoir of water that goes inside the body, and no one had ever tested them out before. He thought I was the perfect person to ask. I gotta say, he was right. The idea quickly developed into a spectacle. At 2am I got onto a small platform next to the main stage, naked. @cryptation, who happened to bring all his Shibari gear with him, made a very sexy show of tying me up and suspending me. Ass up, head down, legs spread. The crowd would have been happy with that as a performance, but once I was up, Alexis came up and put the plug in. The crowd didn’t know what was happening…until he filled it with weed and took a hit. A cheer erupted as we invited everyone at the festival to smoke weed out of my butt. Second pic is of Rachel showing us how it’s done! I’m not sure how many people took part, but we had it up and running for about an hour. We were about to put the second plug in my pussy and invite people to smoke DMT out of it but we got shut down for being a rogue project that was…controversial, to say the least. But in that short time, the response was overwhelming. One guy told me the next day that he hadn’t smoked weed for 20 years, but knew he needed to do it out of my butt no matter what. My favorite review of it was “It raised the rating of the festival by an entire star.” Yes, my butt got burned by the lighter a bunch. Yes, I’ll probably be forever known as the “mealworm butt bong girl.” Was it worth it? HELL YEAH!! That was one of the craziest experiences of my life. If you were there to witness it, I’m so so glad. Until next time. @mr_nightshade more to come!
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Photo via Neil Girling
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: This Woman Put A Bong In Her Butt & Had A Whole Festival Smoke Out Of It While Tied Up
atthew Koma finally answered the public’s curious questions as to why he and Zedd aren’t working this day and age, posting an instagram message to his fans about their history together. In the post, Koma details the negative relationship that evened out his happiness of the track’s result and their resulting success. Zedd initially responded with a couple of quick tweets denying the claims and expressing admiration for Koma, but today he wrote a longer post describing his side of the case for the biggest hit they worked on, “Clarity”
While Zedd’s story should be taken into account, other artists have been stepping in to defend Koma like Bebe Rexha, who said that this situation was one example of “The unfortunate dark side of the music business.” This conflict seems to still be in its early stages; many artists who have worked with both parties in question have yet to comment.
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The post Zedd Fires Back at Matthew Koma’s Allegations Calling Him ‘Toxic’ and ‘Self-Serving’ appeared first on GDE.
Manuel Riva is churning out pop and dance music hits out of Romania and is garnering the attention of millions across his music channels. He’s had a hand in the music industry for quite some time, but in just four years into the Manuel Riva project, he’s scored worldwide popularity in just four short years. Singles such as ‘Mhm Mhm’, ‘Miami’ and ‘Kiyomi’ has won over an international audience with his unique production club house, deep house and pop.
In his latest release, Manuel Riva enlists the voice of insatiable, Misha Miller, who lifts the dark deep house vibes with her sultry, sexy voice. ‘What Mama Said’ is an excellent deep house tune that is sure to turn on the vibes at any night club and drives listeners with a thumping, midnight bassline. Hold onto your drinks for this one folks!
Listen to ‘What Mama Said’ down below!
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Too Heavy Crew's new two track EP called Satisfy is an impressive project by the Orlando based duo that is well worth the listen. The release contains everything from disco, tech, and classic house vibes, showing off their style in full color. If you have some work to do, run through this one it is
The Tempo Of Dreams Mixtape includes Bassnectar edits and remixes galore.
Last weekend was a tumultuous one for Bassnectar and his Colorado fans, but suffice it to say they closed things out on a high note. The Los Angeles DJ/producer was able to relocate the third and final day of his Freestyle Sessions Summer Gathering show, and now he's treated bass heads the world over to the Tempo Of Dreams Mixtape.
The release commemorates the 20-year anniversary of Dreamtempo, a mixtape Bassnectar (real name Lorin Ashton) made for his girlfriend in 1999. The new endeavor includes Ashton's remixes and edits of songs by the likes of Buku, Purity Ring and Styn.View the original article to see embedded media.
Before Ashton became a household name in the world of modern bass music, his sound manifested in a variety of different styles. In addition to putting out breakbeat on mixtapes like Freakbeat for the Beat Freaks in 2001, he released trip-hop efforts like 2006's Mesmerizing the Ultra.
Bassnectar will resume touring with a performance at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee on July 13th. Find the tracklist for the Tempo Of Dreams Mixtape below.
Decap - Yeah (Bassnectar Edit)
Buku - Front To Back (Bassnectar Remix)
Bassnectar - Undercover
OAKK - Growing ft. Rider Shafique (Bassnectar Remix)
Styn - Neesitto Tu Amor ft. Aztek (Bassnectar Edit)
Sykes & Kilobite - Frozen Dreams (Bassnectar Edit)
DotCrawl - Alternative Facts (Bassnectar Remix)
Purity Ring - Flood on the Floor (Bassnectar Remix)
20syl - Kodama (Bassnectar Remix)
Hucci - Hitta (VIP)
Sounds From The Ground - Triangle
Legion Of Green Men - Synaptic Response (Faculties of Cognition)
Shantel - Unending
“Black Diamonds” by Demetrius is the New York up and comers first ever single and it sounds great. The house tune molds together pop and low key r&b influences into a smorgasbord of vibes that will surely uplift your mood. Out now via Black Diamonds Records, the track has a various atmospheric layers combined with driving
For all the nostalgia that it carries, Woodstock 50 has not had an easy time. After a variety of issues from artists to fan reception to funding, the festival was finally able to secure emergency funding three weeks ago thanks to the Oppenheimer & Co. brokerage and investment bank.
Now, however, the festival is faced with another issue at least on par with losing its funding: it just lost its venue.
According to a statement released by the venue today, “Watkins Glen International terminated the site license for Woodstock pursuant to provisions of the contract. As such, WGI will not be hosting the Woodstock 50 Festival.”
Which provisions of the contract isn’t known at this time, but suffice it to say, the festival and founder Michael Lang need another miracle.
This is a developing story…
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Woodstock 50 Loses Its Venue Less Than A Month After Finding Emergency Funding
BONNIE x CLYDE's new song “So High” has me feeling really good. The future trap original is a slow gradual build that is perfectly paired with a glossy top line vocal. The duo, made up of singer/Dj/Producer, Paige Lopynski and DJ/producer, Daniel Litman and they've come a long way from their hometown in Fairfax, Virginia