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Pontifexx & Deadline Want You To See ‘The Light’

Latest from Global Dance Electronic - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 13:44

São Paulo has churned out this incredible collaboration. Pontifexx and Deadline have teamed up to release their latest cut to hit the global airwaves, ‘The Light’. It’s a very hard-hitting progressive house tune with an emotional melody that might bring a tear in your eye. It’s song that any progressive house DJ should consider when they want get real with the vibes in their set. Get ready for ‘The Light’, and prepare to have  your system blown.

Pontifexx is currently riding the success of his previous singles, ‘Out There’ released by Sony Music and ‘Rising’ by Armada Music. His talents won over his previous collaborators Goldfish and the Grammy Award Winner artist Gustavor Bertoni. Deadline has also the 2019 discography of his own with singles such as ‘Burn’, ‘Find Me’, and ‘Open Your Heart’ hitting the global airwaves.

Check out their amazing collaboration down below!

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Avicii: True Stories Director Releases Moving Tribute Video for His Chris Martin Collab "Heaven" - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 13:44

Director Levan Tsikurishvili released a tribute video for Avicii's track "Heaven" with Chris Martin of Coldplay.

The director of the documentary Avicii: True Stories, Levan Tsikurishvili, released a moving tribute to his late friend Avicii in the form of a music video to his track with Coldplay's Chris Martin, "Heaven."

In a statement, the director spoke on the significance of his relationship with Avicii and why making this video was so important to him. He wrote:

"My name is Levan Tsikurishvili and I have been working with Tim since about 2013. During these years, we made 8 music videos, 3 concert movies and 2 documentaries together. In 2016, right after his last show, Tim, Tim’s childhood friend Awat and I spent 19 beautiful days in Madagascar, Île Saint Marie. We spoke about everything, laughed, played monopoly, hung out with lemurs, and explored the entire island together. Now, two-and-a-half years later, I returned to the island to remember Tim, to honor his legacy, and to recreate the memories that will stay with us forever."

In the video description, Tsikurishvili explains that the footage comes from a series of personal smart phone videos alongside unused content from Avicii: True Stories

"Heaven" by Avicii Ft. Chris Martin of Coldplay is out now. It is included on his posthumous album TIM released earlier in the month.



Watch the exceedingly nostalgic tribute visuals for Avicii & Chris Martin’s ‘Heaven’

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The history of Avicii’s “Heaven” has been extensively documented from the moment it surfaced in his DJ performances throughout 2015. Briefly before his passing, the late producer made the ultimate decision after working on numerous versions of the single that he would use the Chris Martin-featured version for its official release. Just weeks preceding the late producer’s posthumous LP ‘TIM’, it was revealed that “Heaven” would be featured as part of the album, which was fully available on June 6.

In a behind the scenes video for “Heaven”, never-before-viewed footage depicted intimate studio sessions in 2014 between Avicii and Martin, where they worked on Coldplay material including “A Sky Full Of Stars“. Filmmaker Levan Tsikurishvili, who previously worked alongside Avicii on a handful of video productions since 2013, helped create an official honorary video for one of the album’s most notorious offerings within a few weeks of its release. The five minute video includes unreleased footage from Avicii’s 2017 documentary ‘True Stories’, that meticulously followed the producer’s struggles during touring life.

“Tim and Chris Martin wrote and recorded “Heaven” in 2014, with Tim producing the final version in 2016. About the tribute video: My name is Levan Tsikurishvili and I have been working with Tim since about 2013. During these years, we made 8 music videos, 3 concert movies and 2 documentaries together. In 2016, right after his last show, Tim, Tim’s childhood friend Awat, and I spent 19 beautiful days in Madagascar, ll Saint Marie. We spoke about everything, laughed, played monopoly, hung out with lemurs, and explored the entire island together. Now, two-and-a-half years later, I returned to the island to remember Tim, to honor his legacy, and to recreate the memories that will stay with us forever.

Note: This video is a collection of my smartphone videos plus some parts of unused material from the documentary Avicii: True Stories and newly shot footage. I also did some 3D animations in order to recreate the moments that I did not have any video material from.”

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Jeffrey Sutorius Makes Statement Heralding His Solo Return As Dash Berlin

Latest from Your EDM - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 13:16

Just days after Dash Berlin put out an official statement, ending their feud with longtime partner Jeffrey Sutorius and giving him full creative control over the project (our article covering the statement initially erroneously claimed the project was ending as a whole; we regret the error) — he has some words of his own about the return of Dash Berlin.

In the posts below, he shouts out his lawyers for their hard work and his wife for standing by him through “heaven and hell,” as well as all his friends, family and colleagues. Moving forward, Sutorius will carry the torch of Dash Berlin as a solo act.

Previously, he and group members Sebastiaan Molijn and Eelke Kalberg had an unfortunate falling out. Those two describe the events that unfolded as a “pretty challenging time for all of us” in their own statement. They will focus on “exciting new musical projects.”

As for Dash Berlin, this is the start of a new chapter. In his announce, Sutorius says “the epicness continues.”

Get ready.

Jeffrey Sutorius Is Dash Berlin

I want to thank my lawyers Mr. Düzgün, Mr. Zee and Mrs. Wisman for their continued support and advice on both personal and professional level. I couldn't have done this without you. I want to thank my wife for staying behind me all the way through heaven and hell ❤.


— Dash Berlin (@DashBerlin) June 24, 2019

All my family, friends and colleagues who reached out and showed support: THANK YOU.
You know who you are…

The epicness continues!#dashberlin #dashisback #jeffisdash #dashisjeff #the1andonlydashberlin


— Dash Berlin (@DashBerlin) June 24, 2019

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Jeffrey Sutorius Makes Statement Heralding His Solo Return As Dash Berlin

Gianni Blu Releases Tropical Latin House Record “Somebody Like You” via ChillYourMind - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 13:02

DJ and producer Gianni Blu has returned to ChillYourMind with the fresh new tropical, Latin-infused house record "Somebody Like You."

Italian-Haitian EDM producer and songwriter Gianni Blu began to pursue music seriously at a very early age. Starting with the violin and drums Blu developed a strong background in classical songwriting and composition before transitioning his interests toward DJing and producing, eager to expand his creative desires beyond the boundaries of traditional instruments 

In 2016, Blu’s breakout single “Feeling It” was supported by Martin Garrix himself, racking up over a million streams in addition to landing a highly-sought-after spot in Spotify’s US Viral Charts as well as the Global Viral Charts

His previous release with ChillYourMind, an emotional house record appropriately titled “​Deep In My Soul​,” has already racked up over half a million Spotify streams in the two months since it's release, a surefire sign that Gianni Blu is finally getting the attention he so rightly deserves.

His newest release, "Somebody Like You" - again released by way of ChillYourMind - is a lush tropical house tune with a heavy infusion of Latin drums and a smooth, laid-back guitar melody. Overlaid with richly textured vocal chops as well as soulful R&B-inspired original vocals from D.Lylez, "Somebody Like You" is chill, emotional, and utterly captivating from beginning to end. 

Stream or Download "Somebody Like You" today.





HYPRESSION Releases Bass House Effort Cold Blood EP On Jauz' Bite This! Label - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:55

HYPRESSION has delivered a bass house assault on his debut Cold Blood EP following his breakthrough collaboration with Jauz, "On Fire."

Russian producer HYPRESSION took the EDM scene by storm with his breakout Trap City/Spinnin' Records release "Not About You" alongside Hungarian singer/songwriter Ameria. Racking up over 700k streams on Spotify alone, "Not About You" put HYPRESSION on the map. It wasn't long before he caught the attention of Bite This! label boss Jauz.

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Shortly thereafter, Jauz enlisted HYPRESSION to collaborate with him on the smash record "On Fire," a single from Jauz' sophomore LP, The Wise and the Wicked. This massive collaboration gave HYPRESSION the momentum he needed to get back on the grind and crank out his ferocious Bite This! solo debut, the Cold Blood EP. 

A stellar producer with a diverse creative approach and a love of trap and high-energy bass house beats, HYPRESSION offers listeners the best of both worlds with the Cold Blood EP. From the emotive and often melodic "I Just Wanna" to the hard-hitting and dynamic festival energy of "Kitchen House," Cold Blood is a masterclass in the best that HYPRESSION has to offer. He tops the EP off with the title track, a collaborative and melancholic trap/bass house hybrid, and it quickly becomes clear that HYPRESSION has only just begun to reveal the depths of his creative musings.

Stream or Download the Cold Blood EP today.





3LAU and Bright Lights Reunite On Heartfelt Dance Anthem "Down For Life" - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:22

3LAU and Bright Lights reprised their performance on mega-hit "How You Love Me" with an anthemic new single, "Down For Life."

In 2014, Las Vegas DJ and electronic music producer 3LAU (real name Justin Blau) teamed up with pop singer, songwriter and producer Bright Lights (real name Heather Bright) on what would become the dance mega-hit "How You Love Me."

A breakout track for both Blau and Bright, "How You Love Me" went on to become one of the year's most memorable dance-pop crossovers and could be heard in countless DJ sets and festival performances for years to come. To this day, "How You Love Me" is one of those instantly recognizable fan favorites that will have festival and concert-goers alike singing along to every word the second they hear Bright Light's opening line, "Nobody is perfect..."

Fast forward five years, Blau and Bright have reunited once again on the altogether different "Down For Life." The natural successor to "How You Love Me," it will undoubtedly be their next big hit. Deep, feelgood and incredibly sexy, "Down For Life" highlights Blau's aptitude for transitioning effortlessly between massive festival hits and beautifully written pop ballads. While "How You Love Me" leaned in the direction of a high-flying festival phenomenon, "Down For Life" showcases a smoother and more seductive side of both artists. 

In an age where many electronic artists find themselves unwittingly stuck in the trap of producing tracks designed almost exclusively for the dance floor, it's quite the treat when we get a chance to enjoy a stunningly and beautifully written song instead.

Stream or Download "Down For Life" today.





TIM by Avicii Hits #1 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 10:51

TIM is Avicii's third album to top the chart.

Less than three weeks after its long-awaited release, Avicii's posthumous album TIM has reached #1 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart for the week of June 22nd. The Swedish superstar had mostly completed the effort in the months leading up to his untimely death, and his family enlisted some of his final collaborators to finish it on his behalf.

Prior to TIM's full release, his team had allowed two singles - "SOS" ft. Aloe Blacc and "Tough Love" ft. Agnes - to trickle out from the endeavor. The remainder of the tracklist included such high-profile features as Imagine Dragons and A R I Z O N A, with Vargas & Lagola appearing most frequently in the credits.

TIM echoes the chart performance of True and Stories, which reached #1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums in 2013 and 2015, respectively. The Chainsmokers otherwise dominate the same chart with three separate albums in the top ten alongside notables by Marshmello and Calvin Harris.

Avicii (real name Tim Bergling) had risen to international superstardom for smash hits like 2011's "Levels" and 2013's "Wake Me Up." An ongoing battle with anxiety and substance abuse prompted him to discontinue touring in 2016. Those close to him in the months leading up to his passing recall that he had turned a corner in his personal and professional life, making his apparent suicide all the more disquieting.

All proceeds from TIM will go to the Tim Bergling Foundation, an organization launched by his family members a year after his passing. Suicide prevention and mental health awareness initiatives are among the causes it is meant to support.

Stream or download TIM by Avicii across platforms here.

H/T: Dancing Astronaut



Introducing Polar Skate Co Summer 2019

Latest from MixMag - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 10:30

An eye-catching collection that oozes beach vibes and warm summer evenings

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Floating Points makes a one-track return to sonic grace with ‘LesAlpx’

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 10:18
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It’s been two years since Sam Shepherd’s last original release, but the UK-born musician, better known as Floating Points, is finally lifting off again with his new single, “LesAlpx.”

A departure from Shepherd’s freeform, jazz-garnished approach to electronic production that brought past releases Elaenia, and Reflections – Mojave Desert such widespread acclaim, “LesAlpx” is as club-centric as any Floating Points track yet. In a press release, Shepherd says that the new release came together “quite quickly, which helped to get rid of any desire to overthink the music – it’s essentially the sound of me having loads of fun with the machines in my studio and going back to basics.”

And while “LesAlpx” makes its return to the bottom line, it still holds tight the eccentricities that have defined Sam Shepherd as such a captivating producer. Unrelenting builds, shimmying percussion, and an utter playfulness on the knobs all add to the song’s signature Floating Points allure; but these same components become all the more spellbinding when woven into the latest single’s driving four-by-four beat and whirring bass.

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3LAU and Bright Lights reconnect for ‘Down For Life’

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 10:00
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Many producers have that one song that not only catapults them into notoriety, but shapes what will be an avid and unwavering fan base. For 3LAU, that song was a joint venture with Bright Lights: “How You Love Me.” The track left its mark on both of the artists’ careers, and still remains a relevant fixture in the dance-pop performative space.

Five years after the track’s eminent reception, 3LAU and Bright Lights have crossed paths once more for “Down For Life.” The track opens to bouncing synths that frame heavily pitched-down vocals. The vocals are idyllically rendered to complement to the track’s pulsing house beat, inducing dancing from the outset of the track.

3LAU took to social media to address the fact that Bright Lights was not the centerpiece of the release, writing, “I was super nervous to release this song today because it might be the complete opposite of what you’d expect. Pitching down @brightlights333 vocals was an experimental decision, and it kept us from releasing the song for years until we got it right. So today, I’m incredibly thrilled by all the positive feedback from you, especially when we tried something new & out of our comfort zone.”

“Down for Life” is out now via 3LAU’s label, Blume.

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Beave & Black Iri$h Blend Tech House & Hip-Hop To Perfection With “Back It Up (The Reprise)”

Latest from EDM Sauce - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 09:37

UK DJ & produver Beave is back for the 3rd time on Gameroom Records, this time with a monster bass infused tech track ‘Back It Up (The Reprise)' , a rework of Canadian sensation Black Iri$h‘s hit from 2018 ‘Back It Up'. Techy vibes run wild throughout this one, melding perfectly with a fat bassline and

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YANIC Defines Summertime Deep House With New Single “I Just Want You”

Latest from EDM Sauce - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 09:15

16-year-old Dutch DJ & Producer Yanick Baljet, professionally known as YANIC, has just dropped his 3rd ever release, “I Just Want You” a downtempo deep house tune with vibrant melodies and vocals. After just 2 releases so far, YANIC has already garnered support from Mike Williams, Sam Feldt, SLAM! & & many more, and can

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Joshua Francois & Franco Junior Team Up Again On New Summertime Gen ‘Burn Again’

Latest from EDM Sauce - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 09:07

Joshua Francois has finally arrived in 2019 with his 1st original track of the year, “Burn Again” a feel-good summer anthem featuring the vocals of Francois’ go to vocalist Franco Junior. With all 4 of their previous collabs crossing 250,000 streams on Spotify alone, I knew from the jump we were in for an anthem.

The post Joshua Francois & Franco Junior Team Up Again On New Summertime Gen ‘Burn Again’ appeared first on EDM Sauce.

Stream new Mark Ronson LP, ‘Late Night Feelings’

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 07:52
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Mark Ronson‘s approaching a renewed climb in his career as of late. His latest album Late Night Feelings is a culmination of these milestones, which include forming Silk City with Diplo, a contribution to the Crazy Rich Asians soundtrack, and continued writing alongside acclaimed pop stars. The LP is star-studded, and his collaborative singles with Miley Cyrus in “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart,” Camila Cabello in “Find U Again” helped generate buzz for the project ahead of time.

Far more lies in store for this disco/popa fusion; it’s title track of course plays with the heartstrings, thanks in part to Lykke Li, as do “Pieces Of Us” with King Princess and additional Lykke Li collaboration “2AM.” The retro elements are nicely fused into more contemporary soundscapes, and overall Late Night Feelings is an accurate title.

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YG, John Legend and DJ Khaled lead Nipsey Hussle tribute at the 2019 BET Awards

Latest from MixMag - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 07:52

The late LA rapper won the Humanitarian and Best Male Hip Hop Artist awards

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Lee Burridge & Lost Desert announce joint album ‘Melt’ + debut single, ‘Mibale’

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 07:30
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Lee Burridge has ticked a lot of creative boxes in his three-decades-long career. The trailblazer helped import house and techno to Hong Kong, played a major role in the minimal house movement of the aughts, and more recently, has become a revered figure for his All Day I Dream parties and accompanying label. The brand and the label push an ethereal sound and ethos that encourages wistful moments of love and connection.

Its these themes that tie into Burridge’s next major endeavor: an album release alongside Lost Desert called Melt. With Lee steering the ship and Lost Desert doing the in-studio rowing, the two have been able to express themselves and their appreciation for music’s hidden powers. The LP is also Lee’s first. From the sounds of “Mibale,” its first single, Melt looks to be deep, melodic, and dreamy per their usual aesthetic. The lush tune sees Lost Desert and Lee reuniting with vocalist Junior, whose Lingala verses amplify the magic.

Melt will be released on July 19. Pre-order it here.

Photo credit: courtesy of Lee Burridge’s team

Winston Surfshirt – Make A Move

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 07:07
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The Australian Invasion continues in the global electronic music space, and the six-piece Winston Surfshirt are one of the growing wave of notable acts. In fact, they’ve earned the particularly distinction from Sir Elton John himself as one of his favorite rising bands at the moment. Elton’s assertion makes sense; the outfit has a way of fusing multiple influences flawlessly into infectious tunes that work as well live as they do in a standard set.

Their latest single, “Make A Move,” continues this infectious trend. It’s a funk-infused record that sweeps the mind off to sunny places with vintage synthesis, smooth vocals, and catchy basslines. The tune’s easy going nature is that which Winston Surfshirt have become pros in creating, and feels wildy appropriate for the season of its release. Given the band’s timeless approach to their musicmaking, it’s no wonder they’ve already earned support from such powerful figures in the music industry.

Order a copy of “Make A Move” here.

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