It’s that time again! The EDC Orlando 2019 Music Through Music lineup announcement is here. Insomniac does things a bit differently when it comes to lineup reveals. While most festivals just post the lineup randomly on social media, Pasquale has always been one to get involved with the community. The “Music Through Music” lineup reveals
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"Forever" is as suitable for the dance floor as it is for radio play.
It's hard to walk the fine line between danceability and singalong appeal, but Irito Kazuto and Axciss have managed to do exactly that. They've delivered a song titled "Forever" via Azureon Select that combines the best of both worlds into a sonically crisp musical statement.
An anthemic vocal grabs the listener's attention in the first few bars of the track as an understated piano melody rounds out the dynamic range. At the drop, a gravelly bass line takes center stage, accentuating the drum pattern in a such a way that it remains in one's mind long after they hear it.View the original article to see embedded media.
Stream or download "Forever" by Irito Kazuto and Axciss by way of Azureon Select across platforms here.Follow Irito Kazuto:
Taos Vortex 2019 is the home of Theatre Brunch, Pussy Power House, and a centuries-old cemetery complete with its own headless skeleton and murder mystery.
Southwesterners, rejoice! Taos Vortex festival returns to New Mexico this weekend for the second year in a row. After releasing their full lineup in August, Meow Wolf has been working hard to bring their festival alive this weekend in Taos, New Mexico.
In celebration of the event, here are five things you might not know about Taos Vortex:5. Taos Vortex is the festival brain-child of eccentric art-collective Meow Wolf
Meow Wolf was founded as an artist collective in 2008 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and has since become an arts and entertainment group. Meow Wolf is most well-known for their interactive art-labyrinth, the House of Eternal Return.
Taos Vortex 2019 will mark Meow Wolf's second installment of this festival. This year sees a bolstered lineup, and three full-days of camping, music, and other performances.4. Nestled in the festival grounds is a nearly 200-year-old cemetery
Kit Carson Park, aka Kit Carson Memorial Park, also happens to be the site of the Kit Carson Cemetery. Established in 1847, the cemetery was originally founded for the burial of American soldiers and civilians killed in the Taos Rebellion of 1847.
Among those interred is the alleged body of decapitated con man, Arthur Manby. According to his headstone, it was he who planted the trees that shade this year's festival campgrounds. See the official map for the cemetery's location; read about the unsolved 1929 Manby murder here.3. This year's Taos Vortex sports some impressive VIP options, with the food-inclusive Vibe Hut and stunning Glamping options.
The Vibe Hut is the Vortex's main VIP offering. The Vibe Hut includes "complimentary locally-sourced food from Dig & Serve, non-alcoholic drinks, charging stations, as well as access to a VIP cash bar."
This year's festival also boasts a gorgeous "Glamping" tier. For those particular VIPs, Meow Wolf will supply "a curated, furnished space including comfy queen bed and linens, outlets for charging your devices, snacks, drinks, and much more." The Glamping option also includes full weekend access to the Vibe Hut. For more information, check out the luxury add-ons.Glamping2. Taos Vortex has multiple breakfast options, including Sunday's Theatre Brunch
For any guests who need a mid-festival pick me up, Taos Vortex offers breakfast during every morning of the weekend. The Camp Breakfast option allows access to the Vibe Hut from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM. Guests can choose from "made-to-order items such as burritos, omelettes, breakfast tacos, and french toast."
Taos Vortex has the one-time Theatre Brunch on Sunday at 11:00 AM. It is a multi-course meal and show. Tickets for both breakfast and brunch can be purchased as add-ons.Theatre Brunch performers1. Maximalist, sex-positive Pussy Power House will have their own curated event space during Taos Vortex
Pussy Power House was started by Corinne Loperfido as a feminist art community. Since then, it has become the force behind curated pop-up events across the country. They focus on body-positive performance art and "edu-tainment."
This year, Pussy Power House will bring their Temple of Senses to Taos Vortex. They aim to encourage people "in a non-sexual space to be able to feel comfortable and sensual and ask for what they want." For more information, read Meow Wolf's article about Pussy Power House, "pleasure stacking," and this year's Taos Vortex.Pleasure Stacking, Pussy Power House
Whatever your interests, whether the amazing music and VIP digs, or the coincidental cemetery/murder mystery combo and tantalizing arts performances, Taos Vortex has it covered.
Visit the Taos Vortex official website for more information.Follow Meow Wolf:
The sounds of the underground return to Downtown L.A. this fall.
Devotees of the underground sound can look forward to the return of Insomniac's boutique house and techno festival. After a successful inaugural event, Secret Project Festival will once again take over the streets of L.A.'s Chinatown.
Enveloping the gritty, industrial downtown enclave, the Factory 93 hosted event will showcase two days of world-renowned artists. Acts in that roster include Peggy Gou, Adriatique, Peach, Goddollars, Honey Dijon, Nina Kraviz B2B Helena Hauff, and Dixon to name a few.
A highlight on the lineup is a rare live performance by Âme’s Frank Wiedemann and KiNK as well as German electro-punk duo Modeselektor. A Club Called Rhonda and Bears In Space will play host to stage takeovers throughout the weekend.
Secret Project Festival takes place October 12th and 13th in Downtown Los Angeles. Tickets and more information can be found here.Follow Secret Project Festival:
The pool party/festival hybrid featured some big names in house and techno.
The colorful desert city of Palm Springs graciously opened her arms to the premier pool party of the summer for one last time this year. A haven for music aficionados and revelers, Splash House made waves as it closed out its 2019 season.
The kickoff event is the highlight of the weekend, the After Hours soiree at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Enveloped by war jets of a bygone era, the gallery plays host to an evening affair where guests dance the night away to house and techno acts. Sohmi, Kimiaz, and a live set by Phantoms started off the night. They were followed by Walker & Royce and Hot Since 82.
The After Hours rave continued a second night, where throngs of partygoers returned to the museum for round two. Special guest Diplo proved a fan favorite as his set lit up the atmosphere. Michi, Jessie Calistri, Enzo Muro, and Mark Knight helped round out the night.
Throughout the weekend, attendees were shuttled between three resort hotels that accommodated the entertainment and the entertained. The Saguaro, The Riviera, and The Renaissance hotels allowed their grounds to be the setting for pool parties and debauchery.
The trio of hotels shelter the artists that produce the sounds of the weekend. Some of those acts included Claude VonStroke, Snakehips, Solardo, Lane 8, Christoph, Hippie Sabotage, Louis Futon, Detlef, Lee Foss, Option4, Toro y Moi, Luttrell and Ekali, to name a few.
However, while the roster of artists sharing their sound is impressive, the majority of guests could be seen roaming the grounds, embracing the California sun. From the hallways to the swimming hole, Splash House patrons enveloped the hotels and caroused into the night.
What was once a celebrity getaway destination has now become a mecca for fans of not only music, but the lively atmosphere for which the parties are known. Splash House has injected a festive aura into the relatively quiet retirement community. The top acts in house and techno are a draw, but it is obvious Splash House attendees are there to party.FOLLOW SPLASH HOUSE:
The unique concert film will be shown in New York, L.A., Dallas, Denver, and other cities.
Iconic French electro duo Justice are coming off of a landmark year after releasing their Grammy-winning album Woman Worldwide in 2018. The album won Best Dance/Electronic Album of 2018, and the duo (comprised of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay) took it around the globe on the Woman Worldwide Tour. Now, footage inspired by the tour but compiled specifically for cinema has been made into an immersive feature film called IRIS: A Space Opera.
IRIS documents the performances from 2018's Woman Worldwide Tour in a unique and immersive way, using an adaptation of Augé and de Rosnay's live show experience that was created specifically for film. The performance in IRIS was filmed in isolation without an audience, but reflects some of those live performances from the tour. Taking a trippy, sci-fi-inspired approach, the film is a one-of-a-kind experience not to be missed by fans of the duo.
Augé and de Rosnay have been going strong for over ten years with an impressive discography and unforgettable live performances. IRIS acts as a tribute to their success, and a celebration of their creativity, music, and fans.
The film will be shown across the United States by CineLife Entertainment on September 10th. Featured cities include New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Denver, San Diego, and many more. A full list of dates and cities can be found here.FOLLOW JUSTICE:
Substance abuse and addiction are never easy or simple topics to talk about with a fanbase. Wolfgang Gartner has just made the brave choice to share his troubles with his fans in a very open and forthright fashion.
As he says in his message to fans, he’s dealt with addiction since he was in his teens and was sober for 8 years between 2002-2010. For the past six years, he’s been in a period of “on-again-off-again sporadic drug and alcohol use and abuse,” which have gotten even worse in the past six months.
On his own recognizance, Gartner has chosen to check into an in-patient rehab facility where he will get the treatment he needs to try and kick the addiction this time. He successfully entered rehab first in 2002, and will hopefully be successful this time around as well.
“I share all of this with you to let you know that you aren’t alone if you are battling with the same things I am. No matter how dark the times seem there is always a way to make a change.”
We might not hear from Wolfgang Gartner for a little bit, but we’ll be thinking of him all the same. You can read his full message below.
Back soon, better than ever. you guys pic.twitter.com/WYHBJ38gVN
— Wolfgang Gartner (@wolfganggartner) August 15, 2019
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Wolfgang Gartner Going Into Rehab, Shares History of Substance Abuse
Fans of both artists knew spotless sound design and an irresistible bass punch would be the result when these two notable acts came together, and that’s exactly what happened. “Raise Em Up” introduces itself with a simple enough house kick but soon morphs into something more complex as filtered vocals make an entrance and a wonky background melody wobbles in and out. The drop presents something new entirely, using the element of surprise to catch the listener off guard.
These two artists delightfully plunge their fans into their own realm of madness, delivering a bass house installment that’s sure to thrill fans of all house music persuasions.
The 17-track release is packed full of new originals and collaborations.
It's hard to go anywhere these days without hearing one of Illenium's songs or seeing somebody toting one of his signature baseball jerseys. The Denver-based artist (real name Nick Miller) has risen through the ranks to become one of EDM's biggest superstars. Now, he's about to drop his very aptly-titled third album, Ascend, and it capitalizes on everything Illenials love.
Since the release of a slew of new singles after 2018's Awake Remixes LP was dropped, fans have been eagerly awaiting a new full-length Illenium album. Songs like "Take You Down" and "Crashing" (feat. Bahari) have garnered tens of millions of streams, and given fans a good taste of what's to come on Ascend.
The new album delivers the vibes en masse, with the same feels-inducing lyrics and emotional drops for which Miller has become so well-known. "Hold On" (featuring Georgia) and "Good Things Fall Apart" (featuring rising pop sensation Jon Bellion) deliver on the emotive and nostalgic end of things, with soothing guitar riffs layered under heartbreaking lyrics. "Take You Down" and "Broken Ones" (feat. Anna Clendening) capitalize on that same vibe, with vocals that beg to be screamed out by a festival crowd in unison.
Taking those vibes even deeper, tracks like "Sad Songs" (featuring Annika Wells and MIller's long-time collaborator and friend Said The Sky) and "Every Piece Of Me" (featuring Echos) double down on the emotion, with low-key instrumentals that tie together with the heart-wrenching lyrics. Impassioned piano and acoustic guitar notes mirror the pensive lyrics and provide a melancholic but optimistic sentiment.
The deep and sorrowful tracks aren't all that Ascend has to offer. A culmination of glitchy, dubstep-inspired synth work wobbles over punchy drums on "Blood" (featuring Foy Vance). The emotion still shines through in Vance's powerful voice on the track, but make no mistake, the drops hit hard.
The same can be said for "Gorgeous" (featuring Bipolar), a glitched-out midtempo track that goes from emotional vocal verses into a grinding main section reminiscent of Knife Party - but with a unique twist. The second drop of "Gorgeous" brings back Miller's signature style, but while it's less gritty, it still packs a big punch.
"Pray" (featuring Kameron Ale) takes that notion but delivers it in reverse. The first drop is the more melodic aspect of the track, but it dives headfirst into a dubstep banger at the halfway point. It then returns to a similar melodic drop to round out the track toward the end, but the midsection of the song was unmistakably made for headbanging Illenials.
Superstars like X Ambassadors and The Chainsmokers also make appearances on Ascend. The Chainsmokers' collaboration, "Take Away" (featuring Lennon Stella) has already amassed over 35 million streams on Spotify alone, appearing on the duo's EP, World War Joy...Takeaway.
There's no doubt that Ascend will top charts in the coming weeks and months. The album perfectly delivers everything that Illenials crave from one of EDM's biggest stars. Miller has racked up over 2 billion streams across his entire discography and consistently sells out shows across the nation, including three sell-outs in Denver at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The success of Ascend's singles illustrates that when the album is released tomorrow, August 16th, Miller will still be ascending, full steam ahead.FOLLOW ILLENIUM:
It’s been nearly two years since Dream Beach dropped the first set of Breach bootlegs, and he’s back now with another set of dreamy takes on some of his favorite songs.
The new compilation features bootlegs of tracks from Bladee, Fka Twigs, Xanman, and Trouble, all with the same hazy audiophile filter over the top. Dream Beach has an uncanny ability to produce music to be perceived as if you were held in an underwater dreamscape — albeit one in which you could still breathe.
Lights and sounds all come through the filter distorted and flickering, adding to the dreamlike wonder of the productions. Even on the hip hop bootleg for “Point” by Xanman, it still seems like you’re in a lo-fi anime video than jail, where Xanman was earlier this year.
It all culminates with my personal favorite bootleg, “Buy Yo Traphouse” by Trouble. On top of the already present dream filter, it also gains a grainy, subtle record effect as if you’re listening to it from 40 years in the past. The slight white noise turns this trap anthem into a bedtime lullaby.
Check out Breach 2 from Dream Beach below.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Dream Beach Drops “Breach 2” Nearly Two Years After First Installment
Zookëper returns to Enhanced records after the success of his smash hit “Watch Me” with another dance pop smash “Parallel Lines” featuring the vocal stylings of Cecilia Gault. After his first record on the esteemed imprint hit the Top 15 on Billboard’s Dance Chart, the New Jersey bred, LA-based producer returns to show off why he’s one of the most exciting new acts in dance music. His latest, “Parallel Lines,” is driven by a stunning vocal performance from Gault and propped up by Zookëper’s bouncy piano rolls and razor sharp production chops. The result is a delightful pop-infused romp that throws back to the 90s while maintaining its 2019 edge.
“Shake That Bottle” follows in the footsteps of the Mexican-American dance floor deity’s previous Ultra efforts, including the pensive, emotionally charged “Obvious,” the nostalgia and vocal chop-laden “All This Time,” as well as his ravenously streamed, pulsing recent electro track with Danny Avila, “Keep It Goin’.” This latest Ultra-approved endeavor, bolstered by Barcelona-bred Hektor Mass, proves a simmering showing of the longtime Spinnin’ mainstay’s affinity for bouyant basslines, with a hint of Melbourne bounce for good measure. “Shake That Bottle” is set to arrive just in time to score the remainder of this festival season’s ill-behaved and well-attended outdoor affronts.
The “Five Hours” producer is currently on tour through North America, making stops along both the US and Mexican club/festival fronts until mid-November. Tickets and dates available here.
Dillon Francis’s latest mixtape is going to feature more than just fire; “Magic is Real” will boast a tracklist of eight new bangers set to conjure up several elements. Francis revealed this news with a clever trick on Twitter. He posted a picture of four different potential covers, each featuring a dashing unicorn sketch with different colored backgrounds and text options. While he asked us to choose an artwork that works…we couldn’t help but notice something he didn’t mention in between choices one and four.
The eight tracks reveal four titles: GO OFF (Nuthin’ to it), a collaboration with TV Noise and Big Freedia called Bawdy, BomBa Clot (feat. Bunji Garlin) and Still Not Butter, which we assume will be a sequel to the Money Sucks, Friends Rule banger of the same name. tracks 5-8 are yet untitled, but this posting tells us that titles may be the final thing he has on the to-do list…other than picking the right album cover for his unicorn, of course.
Which one? pic.twitter.com/gnRljrYOI9
— Dillon Francis (@DillonFrancis) August 14, 2019
I’ve been working on this new song w @bunjigarlin and he recently got in 2 accidents in less than one week (he & his family are ok ) so i wanted to brighten his spirits by getting a video to send to him of @HARDFEST lighting up the sky for him! Love u Bunji glad ur safe brother pic.twitter.com/eR1tzgSKvK
— Dillon Francis (@DillonFrancis) August 5, 2019
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"...In the past six months, I have fallen deeper into addiction and substance abuse than ever before in my life..."
Wolfgang Gartner has opened up about his struggles with substance abuse in a public statement. The American DJ/producer has shared that he will spend the next month in a drug rehabilitation and treatment facility, prompting him to clear his immediate tour schedule.
In the letter, Wolfgang Gartner (real name Joseph Thomas Youngman) shared that following a 2002 rehab stint, he had remained sober for eight years. He would fall into periods of sporadic drug and alcohol use thereafter, with the past six months marking an especially pronounced spell of problematic use.
"It's embarrassing for me to admit that this will be the second time I've gone to rehab, albeit separated by almost 20 years, but I wanted to put this out there so people know why the gigs I booked for the next month will be canceled and why I'll be off the grid as well...and also partly why I've been mostly off the grid for a while now," Youngman wrote. "I'm not looking forward to the next month because rehab is generally not a fun place to be, but I'm really looking forward to getting better and getting my life back."
EDM.com wishes Wolfgang Gartner a speedy recovery, and we encourage anyone suffering from problematic use to take the necessary steps towards improving their health.FOLLOW WOLFGANG GARTNER
Dance music has made a lot of progress in the past few years, going global on a scale never seen before. But this past Tuesday, August 13, in cooperation with the European Space Agency, BigCityBeats founder and pioneer Bernd Breiter turned his visions of curating the first ever DJ set, live from outer space, into reality.
ESA astronaut and future commander Luca Parmitano played a 12-minute set from 400 km up, featuring tracks from Sunbeam, Robin Schulz, and Vize.
“It was an incredible opportunity for all of us to make a dream come true. This opportunity to combine science and music was a great experience. I hope that everyone now sees the world a little bit differently and enjoys life – just as we do this up here on the ISS.” – Luca Parmitano
The momentous occasion was streamed live to the BigCityBeats WORLD CLUB DOME Cruise Edition. Around 2,500 passengers and 100 VIPs, including Giulia Siegel, Maren Gilzer (Wheel of Fortune), the former Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfäller, swimming Olympic champion Michael Groß, the Swedish superstar model Marcus Schenkenberg and Jasmin Wagner, as well as superstar DJs such as Robin Schulz, Don Diablo, EDX, Felix Kröcher, dr. Motte and Le Shuuk all bore witness to this ground-breaking event.
BigCityBeats resident DJ Le Shuuk trained Parmitano for his task, “When Bernd Breiter called me and asked if I wanted to train an astronaut as a DJ, I thought it was a joke. But knowing that Bernd was not joking, I was overwhelmed to take on the job.”
See a clip via BBC below.
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) August 14, 2019
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Luca Parmitano Becomes First Person To Ever DJ From Outer Space
Wolfgang Gartner announced in the early afternoon, August 15, that he will be going off grid to enter a rehabilitation program for his drug addiction. As a result, his upcoming gigs during this time have been cancelled.
“I’ve battled with substance abuse and addiction on and off for my entire life since I was 14 years old,” began Gartner’s statement on social media explaining his move to seek treatment. “In the past six months, I have fallen deeper into addiction than ever before in my life, and recently hit a point that people tend to call ‘rock bottom.'”
After realizing this low point, Wolfgang voluntarily checked himself into a treatment center. He noted in his status his intention to return stronger and “better than ever.”
Back soon, better than ever. you guys pic.twitter.com/WYHBJ38gVN— Wolfgang Gartner (@wolfganggartner) August 15, 2019
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Luca Lush has claimed that the artist took an entire drop from one of his songs without crediting him.
Luca Lush has tweeted that an OWSLA signee "stole an entire drop" from one of his tracks, apparently referring to Los Angeles-based OddKidOut. According to the latter producer, however, he was within his rights to use the sample.
The OddKidOut (real name Butch Serianni) single in question, titled "One Hundred," was not an OWSLA release itself - which is perhaps what led Luca Lush (real name Wolfgang Robinowitz) to delete his tweet. By then, however, internet sleuths in a Reddit thread had already brought to light the similarities between Serianni's track and Robinowitz' remix of "God's Plan" by Drake.View the original article to see embedded media.View the original article to see embedded media.
EDM.com reached out to Serianni, who told us that the sample was a four-second loop on a sample pack uploaded to Splice, a service for which he pays a monthly fee for access. "I was unaware that he used this specific drop in a track, I wouldn’t have thought that he would have put a sample up of something that was already published work of his," he wrote. "I had no ill intention and I didn’t know who Luca was at the time."
Serianni also said that he has reached out to Robinowitz to clear the air and properly credit him however he sees fit. A spokesperson on behalf of Robinowitz was unavailable to respond to EDM.com's request for comment at the time of writing.FOLLOW LUCA LUSH:
Ever since Electric Forest, the new collab between Subtronics and GRiZ has been highly anticipated. Little did we know, GRiZ had two more tracks prepared for us on his newest EP Bangers.Zip. And not only that but GRiZ also announced more tour dates for his Ride Waves tour. Griztronics perfectly combines Subtronics' wonky sound and GRiZ' soulful
Storm Area 51 may have started out as an innocent joke when Matty Roberts created the Facebook group, but he now intends on realizing his pipe dreams of a Storm Area 51 festival by capitalizing on its virality in one gutsy—and perhaps brainless—move. In a matter of months, Storm Area 51 has went from a meme to an actual music festival dubbed Alienstock. The UFO-themed festival is slated to take place the same weekend of the original storming of Area 51 on Sept. 19-22.
Alienstock’s official website states, “We created the Viral Event, ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.’ After receiving mass support, we decided to create an experience that celebrates Aliens and the Unknown!”
The website further states, “We want to host a Festival in Rachel, NV.. the closest town to Area 51. They can’t stop us from gathering and celebrating Aliens! This event is taking place whether we set up or not- it’s basically its own entity now.”
However, the residents of Rachel, Nevada are less than happy about the news. With a population totaling less than 100, the town of Rachel has already warned potential attendees against making the trek to Alienstock’s destination—both cautioning against the town’s harsh environment conditions and making it clear that its residents will not be afraid to protect themselves and their property.
Rachel’s website states, “There is no gas and no store. The Inn is booked for that weekend. If you plan on attending the event you must be experienced in camping, hiking and surviving in a harsh desert environment and have a vehicle in good shape. You must be prepared to be completely on your own for food, water, gas etc.”
“WARNING: A dubious group claiming a connection to chaotic events like Burning Man and the Las Vegas Electric Music Festival has taken over this event. They threaten to ‘take over Rachel’ and claim that the residents are ‘on board,” the town’s website notes. “The residents were not asked and are not on board and will certainly not allow their town to be taken over. Law enforcement will be overwhelmed and local residents will step up to protect their property.”