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Grimes Is Selling Her Soul (Literally) for Art’s Sake

Latest from Your EDM - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 16:05

Grimes is selling her soul, literally, for the sake of art.

The pop star plans on selling drawings, prints, photographs, and other artwork she’s made over the past 10 years for an upcoming show, Selling Out. One of the most peculiar pieces, according to Bloomberg, is also titled Selling Out — described as “a legal document whereby the purchaser acquires a percentage of Grimes’s soul.”

“I didn’t want anyone to buy it, so I said we should just make it $10 million and then it probably won’t sell,” Grimes divulged. But then, “the deeper we got with it, the more philosophically interesting it became.”

“Also, I really wanted to collaborate with my lawyer on art,” she added. “The idea of fantastical art in the form of legal documents just seems very intriguing to me.”

Grimes has decided to take the “best offer” for her soul.

 

Source: Bloomberg

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pluko drops new album for a ‘time where music is the only thing that you let affect you’

Latest from Your EDM - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 14:53

It’s a strange time in the world right now. There are so many important global issues to turn our attention to: global warming, systemic racism, the threat of a global pandemic, widespread economic crises, corruption, strife, hunger, and more. It’s paramount for those who have the ability to turn their attention to these issues and address them, possibly even make strides to solve them. However, with the weight of the world on everyone’s shoulders right now, sometimes it’s just as important to turn everything off and just let yourself heal.

Though pluko did not create his new album COLOR BLIND knowing that any of these issues would be affecting the world today, his intent behind it is maybe more justified now than ever.

COLOR BLIND is supposed to represent a moment in time where music is the only thing that you let affect you,” he says.

The 13-track album is a journey through many different styles of electronic music, incredibly well-written and thoughtfully composed pieces of music that let your soul breathe a little. The effect is conveyed through the empty space in his own work, the tempo of the tracks, the way it flows.

“My entire goal for COLOR BLIND was to write something that everyone can enjoy and listen to, even non-electronic fans,” pluko writes. “I tried to create a vibe that feels extremely fresh. Something that nobody has heard before. I wanted people to hear this album and instantly think ‘oh that’s that new pluko sound.’”

With the short attention span that many have these days, it’s difficult to create a full musical experience that doesn’t at some times leave you bored or your mind wandering, pluko, on the other hand, hits with every single track — there’s no filler, no track left in because maybe “this one could fit.” The raw intent and direction of the album is palpable in every song, and we love to hear it.

Listen to COLOR BLIND below now.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: pluko drops new album for a ‘time where music is the only thing that you let affect you’

Diplo makes big screen debut in ‘The High Note’

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 14:36
Diplo makes big screen debut in ‘The High Note’Diplo Live Credit Sansho Scott

It’s no secret that Diplo‘s career spans the entertainment spectrum. Being a DJ/producer with multiple side projects—one of which just released its debut country album—and label boss on the music side, while also endorsing a TV miniseries entitled “What Would Diplo Do?” on Vicetone. However, he’s finally brought his face (not James Van Der Beek’s) to the big screen, announcing his cameo in “The High Note.”

Out May 29 on demand via Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, and more, the film engulfs the Los Angeles music scene, starring Tracie Ellis Ross as a superstar musician alongside Dakota Johnson, Ice Cube, and more. Diplo plays a producer named Richie Williams, and gave Twitter a glimpse of the blinged-out persona:

album drops same day as I begin my quest for movie heartthrob status. @thehighnotefilm out this friday: https://t.co/BpVsTASGC9 pic.twitter.com/rrX48uOioL

— Thomas Wesley (@diplo) May 27, 2020

Additionally, “Diplo Presents: Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil,” is out now, featuring country and pop stars alike including Thomas Rhett, Zac Brown, Noah Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, and more. Fans can also tune into his weekly live streams including “The Thomas Wesley Show” and “Coronight Fever” with Dillon Francis via his YouTube page.

Featured image: Sansho Scott

Four Tet drops surprise EP under ⣎⡇ꉺლ༽இ•̛)ྀ◞ ༎ຶ ༽ৣৢ؞ৢ؞ؖ ꉺლ alias

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 14:31
Four Tet drops surprise EP under ⣎⡇ꉺლ༽இ•̛)ྀ◞ ༎ຶ ༽ৣৢ؞ৢ؞ؖ ꉺლ aliasSquipsoupFourTet Credit Rikard Osterlund

Earlier this year, Four Tet released his 10th studio album, Sixteen Oceans, that was critically acclaimed and another tentpole in defining the British electronic’s composer’s unique sound. Kieran Hebden has since found multiple creative outlets to continue providing content for fans including a highly praised Boiler Room set, remixing Caribou’s “Never Come Back” and releasing 16 songs on SoundCloud. His latest endeavor comes in the form of a surprise EP but under his wingdings alias, ⣎⡇ꉺლ༽இ•̛)ྀ◞ ༎ຶ ༽ৣৢ؞ৢ؞ؖ ꉺლ.

The body of work features four tracks, all of which are unpronounceable, but in Kieran Hebden manner, hold their own distinct identities sonically. Track one is a house composed of chime-ringing synths and other special effects. Track two holds a breakbeat structure, and track three is a soothing acoustic guitar song laced with ambient noises. Finally, track four features an assortment of chimes and worldly chants to round out the EP. This is Hebden’s sixth release under the moniker.

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Featured image: Rikard Osterlund

Claude VonStroke serves Dirtybird twofer with Marc Houle, ‘Fly Guy’

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 14:25
Claude VonStroke serves Dirtybird twofer with Marc Houle, ‘Fly Guy’Claude Vonstroke Aaron Glassman

Claude VonStroke and Marc Houle have known each other for more than 25 years. VonStroke grew up in Detroit and Houle just across the river in Windsor. They never really made music together until now, releasing a twofer that comprises their “Fly Guy” collaboration and a VonStroke remix of Marc’s “Arizona” from his 2020 album, No One Knows.

“Fly Guy” references back to that old school, funky techno vibe they both love with a modern flair utilizing Houle’s s propelling techno brain with the Dirtybird head honcho’s groovy seasoning. The “Arizona” remix moves the thumping kick from the original a bit to the background for a grooved-up serving where that arpeggiated synth melody can shine.

On Sunday, May 31, Houle will join VonStroke for a special techno livestream and perform an hour set prior. After Houle’s hour set, the “Fly Guy” music video will be unleashed to the public. 

Featured image: Aaron Glassman

Tiësto Brings the Festival to You with ‘Musical Freedom Unlimited’ Comp [MUST LISTEN]

Latest from Your EDM - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 14:02

Tiësto’s imprint just unleashed its inaugural compilation, Musical Freedom Unlimited.

The first mega collab “The Drop” gives you a good idea of how this comp is going to go, setting the pace with explosive energy thanks to Tiësto and DJs From Mars vs. Rudeejay and Da Brozz. From there, Musical Freedom offers plenty more massive pairings — Antoine Delvig & Love For Justice, Valy Mo & Ravetek, Magnificence & AYOR, Holy Goof & Massappeals, and Sikdope & ALRT, etc.

Suddenly, we’re wishing we were in the heat of festival season, but this is exactly the kind of dance music we need to get us through the draught. Musical Freedom Unlimited is mostly hands up, fist-pumping action and we’re 100% here for it.

Tiësto’s message to fans — “Now that all festivals are cancelled we’ll bring the festival to you! Enjoy this burst of energy!!” Listen below.

Musical Freedom Unlimited



 

Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Tiësto Brings the Festival to You with ‘Musical Freedom Unlimited’ Comp [MUST LISTEN]

Louis The Child & Whethan Drop New Remix Of Rich The Kid & Kendrick Lamar

Latest from Your EDM - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 12:49

Louis The Child are on the way to releasing their debut album, but they’re not sticking to solely album singles. With only weeks to go until the full album release, they just released a new collaborative remix with Whethan for Rich The Kid & Kendrick Lamar’s “New Freezer.”

LTC explains, “We made this for fun and played it out a bunch on tour since 2018. Now it’s yours!”

It’s wildly different than what either artist is working on for their own respective albums and perfectly reflects the purpose of live play and the 2018 sound.

Check it out below!

 

Photo by Galen Oakes / ESPN Images

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Louis The Child & Whethan Drop New Remix Of Rich The Kid & Kendrick Lamar

Saturday Night Session 039: Armada’s Ben Malone unveils Armada Record Box, a community uniting all club-worthy releases under one platform alongside dance-worthy hour long mix

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 12:25
 Armada’s Ben Malone unveils Armada Record Box, a community uniting all club-worthy releases under one platform alongside dance-worthy hour long mixEli And Fur

Few moments are more sacred than the reprieve Saturday night provides from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a feature dedicated to “doing the night right” was born. Saturday Night Sessions are set around energizing mixes meant to get the party started. New or old, each episode has one cornerstone thing in similarity: they serve as the perfect backdrop for the weekend pregame.

What does a genre-less dance music world look like? What if there was a tastemaker whose soul purpose was to transport the listener to the club and the type of music that achieved that was not the focus? The dance music community might just have the answer thanks to Armada Record Box, a recently launched platform by Armada Music.

Armada Music has long been the largest independent Dance music label in the world. While the label was born from legendary Trance turned Commercial powerhouse Armin van Buuren, Armada music spans a plethora of genres, and it has truly defined dance music from the underground to the mainstream. Armada itself houses a variety of sub labels including Armada Subjekt, Armada Deep, and Armada Electronic Elements. The label also features partnerships with the likes of Subliminal Records, KMS Records, Days Like Nights, Sondos Records, Ontourage, Subusa, Subliminal Soul, Africanism and DanceNRG to name a few.

As is showcased by the number of labels within the Armada family, there are endless places to go for good music within a genre, but for good club music spanning a variety of electronic genres, the options become more limited. Dance music thrives in a culture of sub-genres and sub-labels, but with all of the content and all of the options, Armada Record Box has been born to unite club-worthy content and releases under one house, regardless of the label a track was released on.

UK based Ben Malone is Armada’s UK Label Manager as well as the presenter and DJ on Armada Record Box Radio, which was launched on May 19 in order to showcase featured hits within the Armada Record Box community. Malone speaks to Dancing Astronaut about the platform, explaining their goal for Armada Record Box. He shares, “Record Box is a new community and platform launched by Armada Music that was born out of the desire to bring together music fans who share a love of club culture, forward thinking sounds, and the very best new releases. Our mission is to become the go-to home of club culture, showcasing the world’s greatest music to our dedicated fanbase.” He continues, “With an ever-increasing footprint in this world, we wanted to share more music and exclusive content with fans, so merging our former channels, Armada Subjekt, Armada Deep and Armada Electronic Elements under the Armada Record Box umbrella marked an exciting new chapter for us.”

Despite the fact that Armada Record Box seeks to provide a ‘one-stop shop’ for those looking to listen to club-music that has been released across the Armada portfolio, Malone confirms that the Armada’s labels and partner labels will continue to house the same dedication to their genres of focus.

He touches on this, stating, “Armada Record Box simply acknowledges that many of our fans like both House and Techno, or Tech House and Piano House, or Techno and Melodic Techno.  Musical genres are more fluid than ever before, with artists taking influence from a vast array of historic and modern sounds, but what hasn’t changed is our shared love of club culture, a thumping bass and music that makes us want to dance!”

Armada Record Box has launched social channels across Youtube, Instagram, Soundcloud, Twitter and more. The community will also host Armada Record Box Radio, which will have a new episode every three weeks. In addition to the Record Box Radio show, Record Box will also post a monthly mini-mix across the Armada Record Box channels.  The mix will feature clips of their forthcoming releases, up to a month before their release.

In honor of the launch of Armada Record Box, Malone put together an exclusive hour long mix to celebrate the club-centric music that is featured within the community already, as well as to give fans a sneak peak into what is to come. When asked what kind of a Saturday Night his Saturday Night Session would get fans ready for, Malone notes, “Armada Record Box is all about the club, so even though we can’t party like normal right now, we wanted this mix to take you, metaphorically, in to the club!  I’ve included some of the biggest releases from Armada Record Box labels so far this year, to take your minds off the current COVID-19 situation and transport you to the dancefloor!  So grab yourself a drink, and clear some dancing space… you’re gonna need it!”

Dancing Astronaut Mixes · Saturday Night Session 039: Armada Record Box (DA Exclusive)

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First thing is first. Can you tell us about yourself? What is your involvement with Armada Record Box, and how did you end up here working on this label?
Hi! I’m Ben Malone, and I’m the UK Label Manager for Armada Music as well as the presenter and DJ on Armada Record Box Radio! I’m based out of Armada’s London Office and have been working in Dance Music for about 8 years in various capacities.  I also co-present our flagship radio show, Armada Next, with Armada Music CEO, Maykel Piron, and have a Saturday night dance show on UK Radio station, KISS FM UK.

With the UK being a key tastemaker market for forward thinking and under the radar club music, I work closely with our London, Amsterdam and New York-based teams across all Armada Music releases that are tailored to, or signed from or with the UK market in mind.  As we build our presence in the UK, and with the launch of Armada Record Box, our footprint in cutting edge club music is expanding rapidly and it’s an incredibly exciting time for the label!  Recent releases from the likes of Charlotte de Witte, Eli Brown, ARTBAT, Shadow Child, Sonny Fodera, Low Steppa, Eli & Fur, Tensnake, Erick Morillo and Ben Hemsley have set a new precedent in terms of what fans can expect from us, and enabled us to strengthen our connection with lovers of House, Techno, Melodic and Progressive music!

Can you tell us about the inspirations for Armada Record Box and how this concept was born?
Armada Record Box is a community, a channel and a social media platform representing the music and artists released across our world-leading Armada Subjekt, Armada Deep and Armada Electronic Elements labels, as well as our partnerships with the likes of Subliminal Records, KMS Records, Days Like Nights, Sondos Records, Ontourage, Subusa, Subliminal Soul, Africanism and DanceNRG.  The platform was born out of our desire to bring together music fans who share a love of club culture, forward thinking sounds, and the very best new releases.  With an ever-increasing footprint in this world, we wanted to share more music and exclusive content with fans, so merging our former channels, Armada Subjekt, Armada Deep and Armada Electronic Elements under the Armada Record Box umbrella marked an exciting new chapter for us.

Under Armada Record Box, the labels our fans know and love remain unchanged, and will continue to pioneer their own distinct sounds – Armada Record Box simply acknowledges that many of our fans like both House and Techno, or Tech House and Piano House, or Techno and Melodic Techno.  Musical genres are more fluid than ever before, with artists taking influence from a vast array of historic and modern sounds, but what hasn’t changed is our shared love of club culture, a thumping bass and music that makes us want to dance!  Armada Record Box is about connecting likeminded people from all around the world, through a shared love of cutting edge club music.

What is the vision for Armada Record Box over the next few months? What kind of music, artists, or types of releases can we expect on the platform?  

As with any community, we want to grow! We’re already seeing steady growth in the number of members of our community, and increased engagement with our content which is great – but our mission is to become the go-to home of club culture, showcasing the world’s greatest music to our dedicated fanbase.  The labels represented by Armada Record Box have all got their own exciting release schedules coming together over the next few months and whilst I can’t give away too much, I can promise you we’ve got some incredible music in the pipeline, from our existing roster and a number of new artists joining the Armada Music family for the first time!

A few upcoming highlights include game-changing new remix from MEDUZA on Lifelike & Kris Menance’s certified classic, ‘Discopolis’; Eli Brown’s haunting follow up to ‘Desire’ which is set to be one of the underground records of the year; and Low Steppa’s ‘Boiling Point’ Album which features a raft of previously unheard music as well as some of his biggest hits to date. We also have exciting new releases coming from Floorplan, Mambo Bros, Ferreck Dawn, ATFC, Patrice Bäumel, Pablo Bravas and many more!

I know you kicked off a weekly radio show for Armada Record Box on May 19. Tell us more about this- where can we listen and what can we expect from the radio show?

So we launched Armada Record Box Radio on Tuesday 19th as a way for fans to hear a number of our favourite new releases, all in one place.  The 1 hour long mix-show showcases releases from our Armada Subjekt, Armada Deep and Armada Electronic Elements labels, as well as our partners, and the focus is entirely on the music! No flashy features, or bad jokes – this show is one for the music lovers, and we hope you’ll join us on this journey!  There will be a new episode every 3 weeks and you can find on the Armada Record Box YouTube, Facebook, Soundcloud and Mixcloud pages!  The show is designed to take you to the club, no matter where you are, so even in challenging times like these, we hope that you will find enjoyment and inspiration in listening to brand new music with us!


In addition to a host of brand new music, including some exclusive as yet unreleased titles, every week we’ll also bring you our ‘Club Alert’ – the hottest pick of the week and one that you NEED to hear!  The show’s been designed to be easy to listen to whether you’re traveling, at work, in the gym or relaxing at home – so make sure you hit subscribe to always hear the latest episode!

Check out episode 001 of the show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VJZQphJQG

What else should we know about Armada Record Box?
In addition to the Record Box Radio show, we also post a monthly mini-mix across the Armada Record Box channels.  This mix is your opportunity to hear clips of our forthcoming releases, up to a month before their release! It’s usually around 8 minutes long, and we post the tracklist too so you can see which of your favourite artists have upcoming releases.  Once all the tracks in the mix are released, we then post the mix on Spotify and also put up a Beatport Chart so you can easily get your hands on all the latest tracks!  Also, in the coming months we have some exciting new short and long-form video content recorded with our artists that we can’t wait to share with you!

Outside of that, we are very much a community so if you’ve got an idea for something that you’d like to see from Armada Record Box, we’d love to hear from you!  Send us a message on Instagram or Facebook and we’ll see what we can do!

Can you tell us more about the music in the pipeline from Armada’s different labels and partner labels?
We’re really excited about the music we’ve released over the last few months – some highlights include Charlotte de Witte’s epic remix of Jerome Isma-Ae’s Hold That Sucker Down, Eli Brown’s Desire, Shadow Child’s debut release on Armada, Apollo 1, as well as releases from Low Steppa, Harry Romero, Eelke Kleijn, Sammy Porter and Jess Bays!

You can check out all the Armada Record Box releases on our social media accounts, @ArmadaRecordBox, or by checking out our ‘We Love House’, ‘House Top 1000’ and ‘Armada Electronic Elements’ playlists on Spotify!

What kind of a Saturday night is your Saturday Night Session getting us ready for?
Armada Record Box is all about the club, so even though we can’t party like normal right now, we wanted this mix to take you, metaphorically, in to the club!  I’ve included some of the biggest releases from Armada Record Box labels so far this year, to take your minds off the current COVID-19 situation and transport you to the dancefloor!  So grab yourself a drink, and clear some dancing space… you’re gonna need it!

Red Bull traces the rise of electronic music in South Africa, Norway in two new documentaries [Watch]

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 12:20
Red Bull traces the rise of electronic music in South Africa, Norway in two new documentaries [Watch]KOLSCH Labyrinth 1

Across the globe, the experience of electronic music is as diverse as its many subgenres. From South Africa to Norway, Red Bull traces the roots of the dance music movement via two new documentaries, Rave & Resistance: How Club Culture Started in 90’s Johannesburg and Northern Disco Lights: The Birth of Norwegian Dance Music.

In training an analytical eye on South Africa in the early 90’s when apartheid was waning, Rave & Resistance: How Club Culture Started in 90’s Johannesburg chronicles artists’ focus on articulating a new and developing identity through music as social upheaval and other demonstrations of resistance inched the area ever closer to the New South Africa. The sound that would come out of this artistic rebirth would travel far beyond the geographic lines of South Africa to leave a lasting impact on the world.

Northern Disco Lights: The Birth of Norwegian Dance Music offers a different perspective on the pioneering of electronic music in the arctic city of Tromsø, Norway. Featuring more than 60 interviews from central figures such as Bjørn Torske, Lindstrøm, Annie, Prins Thomas, and Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music, among others, this documentary follows dance’s arch to cultural prominence in Tromsø. Stream Northern Disco Lights: The Birth of Norwegian Dance Music on Red Bull TV, here.

Featured image: SOLOVOV.be

Celebrate Madeon's Birthday with 5 of His Biggest Moments

EDM.com - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 10:00

We reflect on five of Madeon's most memorable moments in honor of the producer's 26th birthday.

Since 2010 and perhaps even earlier, Madeon has cemented himself as an EDM wunderkind, with a metoeric rise to stardom at the young age of 15. His storied career thereafter has only become more and more awe-inspiring with each passing year.

In honor of Madeon's 26th birthday today, we put together a list of the dance music superstar's five biggest moments.

Pendulum - "The Island" Remix Competition Win 

Fresh off an alias change (from previous producer name and anagram "Deamon"), Madeon chose his current moniker and hit the ground running with a remix of Pendulum's timeless classic "The Island." This work was an entry into Pendulum's remix competition, and it was subsequently crowned winner. With Madeon's signature French spin on electro house, he made waves in the world of EDM right as the SoundCloud era began its upswing, and his Pendulum remix catapulted him directly into the spotlight at a young age.

"Pop Culture" 

Those who didn't discover Madeon through his iconic Pendulum remix surely heard his name less than a year later, when the gifted beatmaker showcased a 39-track mashup performed entirely on a Novation Launchpad, simply titled "Pop Culture." However, the unique mashup was anything but simple, and Madeon managed to make those 39 tracks fit together perfectly to form one cohesive and catchy-as-hell song. His impressive performance went viral, and has garnered over 50 million views on YouTube to date.

Lady Gaga's "Born This Way Ball" Tour Support

As electronic dance music continued its rise to prominence, mainstream acts began to take notice. In 2013, pop queen Lady Gaga (a well-known champion of rising EDM acts) enlisted Madeon's support on her Born This Way Ball tour, where he performed across the entire North American leg. Gaining even more notoriety for Madeon as a rising powerhouse, these performances undoubtedly also helped bring EDM into the mainstream.

"Shelter" Live Tour with Porter Robinson

Following his renowned collaboration "Shelter" with close friend and fellow producer Porter Robinson, the two set out on the Shelter Live Tour in 2016, spanning five continents over the course of a year. Marking somewhat of a shift in musical style for both artists, Madeon and Robinson's tour was highly successful and many shows were added due to high demand. Those who got to witness it may not realize how lucky they were, as Madeon has since claimed that "Shelter" and its tour were a "one time thing."

"Good Faith" Album 

Fans waited four years for a new album following Madeon's 2015 release, Adventure. After opening up about mental health struggles, he revealed some of the meaning behind the forthcoming album and the reasons for such a lengthy stretch between releases. When Good Faith finally dropped in late 2019, fans got all they were hoping for and more. Showcasing his growth as a producer and touching on those sensitive mental health topics, the album combined old and new, and painted a vivid picture of what's to come from Madeon.

Surely, at just 26 years old, there's still lots to look forward to from him (we can still dream of more Madeon and Porter delights, damn it!), and the world is once again waiting to hear what he does next.

Happy birthday, Madeon!

WISH MADEON A HAPPY BIRTHDAY:

Facebook: facebook.com/itsmadeon
Twitter: twitter.com/madeon
Instagram: instagram.com/MADEON
SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/madeon

Lucas & Steve Drop Radio Hit ‘Letters’

Latest from EDM Sauce - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 07:11

Spinnin's golden duo Lucas & Steve brings a fresh gust of energy in the shape of ‘Letters', an impressive crossover tune that brings the duo's trademark feelgood melodies together with upbeat guitar chords, inspiring vocals and a drop that will lift any audience sky high. This deliciously smooth song feeds you with the intoxicating summer

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Robin Schulz Launches New Label Mentalo Music Alongside New Single

Latest from EDM Sauce - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 07:04

Together with the Dutch dance label Spinnin' Records and his long-time label partner Warner Music Central Europe, DJ and star producer Robin Schulz has launched his own label: Under the umbrella of “Mentalo Music”, Robin Schulz will act as label owner from the end of May onwards and establish new artists. The starting signal will

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Universal Music Group launch new imprint Def Jam Africa

Latest from MixMag - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 02:30

It aims to nurture hip hop, Afrobeat and trap talent in the African content

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YouTube rave comments are the vicarious escape we need right now

Latest from MixMag - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 02:00

Takin' it back to old skool via the most evocative corner of the internet

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Rhyw will 'Loom High' on his new EP

Latest from MixMag - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 01:30

He’ll be making a return to his own Fever AM imprint

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 144

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 21:16
Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 144Deters Beat Lab@0.

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA managing editor Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic—to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery—DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.

Listen in playlist format here.

Stephen Walking · Stephen Walking – Odin’s Ghost

Since July 2011, Stephen Walking has made 36 appearances on Monstercat. He hit the three-dozen mark just this month with “Odin’s Ghost,” a dramatic, synth-filled journey with powerful melodies. “No vocals this time but we’re heavy again,” the producer said of the song’s release. “In love with the art on this one.”

Baauer • PLANET’S MAD JUNE 5 · REACHUPDONTSTOP

Baauer is making a huge statement upon his return, gearing up for the release of his Planet’s Mad LP on June 5. Since early April, he’s been peeling away layers of the upcoming album, with the latest being “REACHUPDONTSTOP.” This wonky tune is unexpected in every sense of the word, with each listen delivering a new sonic experience.

Pilot. · Flite & Audioscribe – Hymn

Flite and Audioscribe take to Pilot for a sensational new collaboration, “Hymn.” A minute-long build-up winds itself into a second drop of sorts, as melodies layer themselves to fold into drum ‘n’ bass madness just before the two-minute mark. It’s unbelievably catchy and full of twists and turns.

Slynk · Slynk & Defunk – Techno Viking

Slynk and Defunk usher their new song, “Techno Viking,” in with a melancholy piano melody and rhythmic clapping. A walking bassline then takes over, incorporating a slow by steady build before a filtered vocal commands, “walk like a techno viking.” This synth-injected tune goes for a funky walk over the course of its nearly four minutes, and it’s a delight.

Uppermost · Fireflies

Uppermost‘s “Chill Mix 2019” was sprinkled with an hour and a half of intoxicating beats and laidback dance music elements. Tucked in the first half hour of the mix was a track that would later become “Fireflies.” The single infuses nu-disco elements into an otherwise relaxed atmosphere, creating a dynamic auditory experience.

Sunset Music Festival, Featuring REZZ, Seven Lions, Zomboy, and More, Officially Rescheduled

EDM.com - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 20:18

The fest has been rescheduled to December 2020.

Tampa EDM festival Sunset Music Festival is the latest to succumb to the wrath of COVID-19. Originally planned for summer 2020, the event at Raymond James Stadium will now take place on Saturday, December 26th and Sunday, December 27th, 2020, from 2PM to 11PM each day.

This year's edition of Sunset flaunted a monster lineup of electronic music's corps d'elite. Back in February, they announced the lineup's first phase, which featured REZZSeven Lions, Zomboy, Sullivan King, Valentino Khan, Destructo, and Adventure Club, among others. 

Sunset Music Festival promoters are honoring refund requests and have instated a deadline of Sunday, November 22nd at 11:59PM ET to submit. They also took to social media to share an official statement, which you can read in full below.

Dear Sunsetters,

We knew it was a longshot AND we really wanted us all to be together – but the window has closed on the ability to put on a safe festival on the Fourth of July weekend.

We looked at all options, but are now excited to offer fans a special edition of Sunset during the holidays, entitled Sunset 2.0: The Gift Edition. The event will be held at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, December 26 & Sunday 27, 2020.

All existing tickets will be refunded fully if that is your wish. We are also providing other options to Sunset 2.0: The Gift Edition that may benefit current ticket holders. These options and additional information are listed below.

We acknowledge this is not what any of us wanted to hear, but we need to take all necessary precautions under these unprecedented times. We love you and we cannot wait to get back to the party, in a safe environment along with the quality of operations and production that you come to expect from us.

Sincerely,
The Sunset team

For more information about refunds and updated ticket options, visit Sunset Music Festival's website here.

DJ D-Sol Drops Eclectic Remix Package for Deep House Ballad "Electric"

EDM.com - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 19:52

When he's not running Goldman Sachs as its CEO, DJ D-Sol is releasing smooth house music.

By day, David Solomon pulls the strings of Goldman Sachs, one of the nation's largest and most powerful investment banking enterprises. By night, he DJs and produces electronic music as DJ D-Sol, epitomizing a fascinating dichotomy between the worlds of business and music.

DJ D-Sol, who also owns and operates his own Payback Records imprint, released his single "Electric" back in February of this year, teaming up with Hayley May for a melodic deep house number. "Electric" has now received a remix package that can only be described by its own name, featuring three bouncy house reworks from Danny Quest, FANGS, and NYC duo Crush Club, which you can check out below.

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Payback Records teamed up with Atlantic's dance music arm, Big Beat Records, for the release. All proceeds collected from the EP will be donated to organizations that provide and deliver basic necessities to frontline healthcare workers who are battling COVID-19.

You can listen to DJ D-Sol's "Electric" remixes via your go-to streaming platform here.

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Sunset Music Festival 2020 Pushed Back Until Holiday Season

Latest from Your EDM - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 19:39

Sunset Music Festival will not be happening as planned this summer. Instead, organizers are pushing back Tampa’s signature event until this holiday season.

A statement is provided via the fest’s official website: We knew it was a longshot AND we really wanted us all to be together – but the window has closed on the ability to put on a safe festival on the Fourth of July weekend.

Thinking outside the box, a special edition of the festival will take place in late December — Sunset 2.0: The Gift Edition. The event will be held at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, December 26 and Sunday 27, 2020.

Sunset 2020 ticketholders have the option to be fully refunded or automatically trade for The Gift Edition. Those who keep their tickets for December will get extra perks and a chance at lowest rate tickets for their friends.

Sunset continues: We acknowledge this is not what any of us wanted to hear, but we need to take all necessary precautions under these unprecedented times. We love you and we cannot wait to get back to the party, in a safe environment along with the quality of operations and production that you come to expect from us.

See more details below.

Sunsetters, Please view the following link for updated information regarding Sunset 2.0 ???? https://t.co/mcgueJpSAF #SMF2020 pic.twitter.com/vAMJFoXNRT

— Sunset Music Festival (@SMFTampa) May 29, 2020

 

Photo via Rukes.com

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