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FLOHIO releases disorienting new visuals for 'Roundtown'

Latest from MixMag - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 01:30

The video is confronting and confusing all at once

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Fast Electronic Dance Music – Learn What it Takes!

Latest from One EDM - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 22:43

Aside from the regular clubbing, electronic dance music has its own fan clubs. The popularity of this kind of music is no doubt caused by the ease in which you can download it and do it in your own way. Electronic Dance Music has become very popular in the past few years. One can listen …

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Finding Electronic Dance Music Terms To Learn

Latest from One EDM - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 19:06

The first of five electronic dance music terms to understand is the digital kick drum. For most beginners, this might not sound all that important, but believe me when I tell you it’s crucial. Without the right kick drum set up, you will have no tempo. This is why learning to properly manipulate a digital …

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Andrew Rayel – Carry You Home

Latest from EDMTunes - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 18:25

Moldavian DJ Andrew Rayel just dropped ‘Carry You Home’, the perfect festival track. The collab, featuring Tensteps and RUNAGROUND will be perfect for whenever festivals return.

It’s upbeat, uplifting, and slowly builds into the positive dance track that is perfect for any mood boost. It starts out with echoed vocals and a fast pace. The track continues to build at the one-minute mark with a brief piano solo, highlighting Rayel’s classic piano background. The two-minute mark of ‘Carry You Home’ and beyond sweeps us away with an enthusiastic drop.

If you’re looking to reminisce about past festivals, or need a song to lift your spirits, ‘Carry You Home’ is a solid option.

You can listen to ‘Carry You Home’ by Andrew Rayel below.

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New Anjunabeats ‘Rising’ EP Highlights Rising Stars

Latest from EDMTunes - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 18:24

After an incredible celebration for its 20th anniversary, Above & Beyond‘s iconic label plans to expand its musical horizons. Take the journey with ‘Anjunabeats Rising‘, an EP that promises to bring interesting proposals to the music scene.

Moments of crisis and uncertainty allow us to discover different points of view and new trends in the world. One of the areas where we find the newest things that give a turn to our understanding and understanding is music.

This is the time when labels and artists find new forms of expression that inspire people today and tomorrow. Of course, we couldn’t expect less from one of the labels have always bet on quality and innovation even in the best moments of electronic music, Anjunabeats.

Anjunabeats Rising EP

In order to continue fulfilling its life mission, Anjunabeats is in the process of searching for new talent and presents a new EP focused on rising stars. ‘Anjunabeats Rising’ is a new monthly EP release, bringing new artists, new ideas, and new sounds to the label.

With its Synoptic and psychedelic cover, this compilation shows us the always inspiring message of the label. The future is often found in emerging talents, as the light always shines on them and their new proposals. Vol. 1 is out January 18th, and features GVN, Nourey, Zoya, and Parallels.

We can’t wait for this sure epic EP. You can pre-order or pre-save it here.

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Must-stream: Fairlane impresses his signature on Imagine Dragons’ ‘Believer’

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 15:04
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“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end,” as Semisonic said, and years later, the lyric is proving applicable to Fairlane‘s cover of Imagine Dragons‘ “Believer.” Rewind a couple of years, to a point when the ascendant Canadian talent had not only a remix of the impassioned 2017 original in hand, but also a refusal from the client who’d commissioned the ghost-produced spin. “This record has always been one of those ‘happy mistakes’ for me. I still remember receiving the e-mail from the client telling me they’d rejected my ghost production,” Fairlane told Dancing Astronaut.

Though the remix was dubbed “too different” by the client, when Fairlane digitally disseminated it under his own name, the internet—evidently—did not agree. “No one could have predicted the original remix going as viral as it did, but looking back, I’m glad they passed on it,” Fairlane reflected. “Two years later, the [initial] upload has 160 million streams, and I finally get to release my version as a cover!” That is precisely what listeners can find on all major streaming platforms as of January 15.

The spry pop-electronic spin, which follows Fairlane’s December delivery, “nature,” reinvigorates Imagine Dragons’ Evolve inclusion to the tune of Fairlane’s own ingenuity. Find it below.

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ATB Teams Up With Topic and A7S to Reimagine the Classic "9 PM (Till I Come)"

EDM.com - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 14:24

This new version breathes new life into the 1998 classic.

Arguably one of the most iconic dance records of all-time, ATB’s "9 PM (Till I Come)" was released over 20 years ago via Kontor Records, helping to propel the German DJ and producer into international stardom. Fast-forward to 2021, when ATB has teamed up with Topic and A7S to release “Your Love (9PM),” a reimagined version of the platinum-selling trance classic.

German/Croatian producer Topic and Swedish singer-songwriter A7S burst onto the crossover scene last year with their chart-topping dance track “Breaking Me,” teaming up once again in the summer of 2020 to deliver “Why Do You Lie To Me" with Lil Baby. The duo’s chemistry is undisputed, and their work on “Your Love (9PM)” is truly stellar. The original’s signature lead melody dominates the tune, supported by Topic’s intricate and atmospheric production and A7S’s impactful vocal contributions.

“Over the past 20 years I've received so many requests for collaborations, remakes and cover versions of my song ‘9pm (Till I Come)’ but I passed on them all because I was never really satisfied with the sound of the approach nor the final,” explained ATB in a press statement. “Then I listened to Topic's "Breaking Me" together with Rudi (management) and we immediately had the feeling that these two sound worlds could fuse together perfectly."

"'9pm (Till I Come)' is an absolute dance classic that I've known and loved since I was little, Topic added. "It is, therefore, a great honor to be the first to reissue this number together with ATB."

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Diplo, Tiësto, Meduza Top 1001Tracklists' Most Supported Dance Tracks of 2020

EDM.com - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 14:18

1001Tracklists is taking fans behind the numbers that drove dance music forward in 2020.

1001Tracklists' 2021 "A State of Dance Music" report showed that despite a year of limited show opportunities—and even fewer in-person festivals—the dance music scene remained resilient. 

The annual report shared arguably the most impressive statistic right out the gate. "In 2020, there were more sets and mixes added to 1001Tracklists than ever before, up a remarkable 30% from last year," the report states. Of the total 53,000 sets added, 11,000 were live shows. The statistic validates the meteoric rise to prominence of the livestream event concept, an adaptation that kept artists connected with fans throughout the year.

That narrative is certainly reflected in the report's top tracklists of the year, which includes several livestreamed sets. Among the top are David Guetta's "United At Home" event in Miami and Martin Garrix's performance onboard a ship cruising through Dutch waters.

It wasn't a bad year for new music, either. The report crowned Diplo and SIDEPIECE's "On My Mind" as the top DJ-supported track of the year. Tiësto and 7 Skies' "My Frequency" and the Meduza's remix of "Discopolis 2.0" rounded out the top three spots, respectively. 

If you were not one of the 6 million visitors who discovered live music through 1001Tracklists this year, chances are you'll find some gems that slipped your radar on the site's full A State of Dance Music report.

Palm Springs mayor says city ‘not planning’ spring events, expects Coachella to be rescheduled to fall 2021

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 14:16
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In a January 13 interview, Palm Springs Mayor Christy Holstege confirmed that the city would not be hosting spring events, signifying that the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will expectedly not host a spring 2021 iteration, though Goldenvoice, the event’s parent company, has yet to issue a formal update regarding Coachella’s operating status.

“We’re not planning on events in spring this year,” Holstege said during her guest slot on The Morning Beat with AJ and Mikalah. “We’re hoping that those events will be rescheduled to the fall of this year.” Dancing Astronaut will provide Coachella 2021 updates as they become available.

Via: The Morning Beat with AJ and Mikalah

Featured image: Courtesy of Coachella

Goldenvoice in Talks to Develop Mass Vaccination Site in Coachella Valley

EDM.com - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 14:01

The event promoter is lending their logistical expertise for the public good in the fight against COVID-19.

As California's Riverside Country struggles to mitigate the region's surge in COVID-19 infections, Goldenvoice has stepped up to offer some assistance. 

According to Palm Springs ABC affiliate station KESQ, Goldenvoice—the event promoter behind Coachella and Stagecoach—has offered to help create a mass vaccination site in the heart of Coachella Valley. The Department of Public Health in Riverside County currently has 22,000 vaccine doses on-hand to distribute. 

Talks between the state and Goldenvoice are ongoing. Given the company's infrastructure and organizational expertise, Supervisor Manuel Perez suggested that Goldenvoice would be an ideal partner. "With the concerts and all the logistics in planning it that take place, they are willing to be helpful and supportive in this effort of a mass vaccination site," Perez said.

"Goldenvoice is amazing at this and as I have said earlier in my remarks this is kind of an all hands on deck," added Kim Saruwatari, Director of Public Health for Riverside County. "We will take support from anyone who has some expertise to lend, and they certainly do."

The county is currently tracking to over 107 new cases per day per 100,000 residents. The announcement of Goldenvoice's support comes as the state of California aims to move to phase 1B of the vaccination process, which will make individuals 75 years and older eligible for the vaccine as early as next week. The state began with vaccinating the estimated 3 million healthcare workers and individuals in long-term care just a few weeks ago. 

Source: KESQ

Get some ‘Beauty Sleep’ with John Summit’s latest tech house hit

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 13:46
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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.

Featured image: Oliver ‘Dino’ Jagger III

Hardwell completes iconic ‘Hardwell On Air’ radio series with milestone 500th episode [Stream]

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 13:42
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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.

Featured image: Hardwell/Facebook

Barcelona Nightclub Study Shows Brighter Future for Live Events In 2021

EDM.com - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 13:38

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

YouTube Show Traces Eric Prydz's "Call On Me" Sample to It's Obscure Roots

EDM.com - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 13:31

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 & k?d Team Up For Hard Dance Bombshell, “BIB”

Latest from Your EDM - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 13:19

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!

 

Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Steve Aoki & k?d Team Up For Hard Dance Bombshell, “BIB”

Local Residents Up In Arms Over Deadmau5 Drive-In Noise Levels

Latest from Your EDM - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 13:05

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

longstoryshort deepens his appeal in contemporary bass house circles with ‘Dystopia’

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 13:00
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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.

Featured image: longstoryshort/Instagram

Bandsintown Launches Exclusive Live Concert Streaming Service

Latest from Your EDM - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 12:47

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

 

Source: The Verge | Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Bandsintown Launches Exclusive Live Concert Streaming Service

Tchami Expertly Remixes Whethan’s “Freefall” feat. Oliver Tree [LISTEN]

Latest from Your EDM - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 12:43

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]

Buy/Stream: https://whethan.lnk.to/TchamiRemix



 

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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 In The 1980s

Latest from One EDM - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 09:59

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 …

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