Jaron is one of my new obsessions in 2019 — I know it’s weird to be obsessed with a 17-year-old, but bear with me. No 17-year-old should logically be able to create music with this much inherent life experience and emotion, and yet here we are. With his new song “Catch” out today, once again I find myself with my jaw on the floor and a craving for more.
“Catch” features Jaron’s own vocals, as well as original writing and production. Not that that’s any different from his other tracks, I just wanted to remind you that a 17-year-old did this. It’s a brilliant cross section of chill lofi and future bass spliced together into a beautiful amalgam. With soft, acoustic guitar chords reverberating through the speakers and hardly any percussion at all in the whole track, it’s carried almost entirely by the melody. Again… seventeen years old.
I continue to be blown away by the skill and creativity that Jaron shows. And after finally seeing him perform live just three weeks ago, I’m convinced that he has a very bright future ahead of him. Listen to “Catch” below.
Damian Lazarus realized a longtime vision for Day Zero in 2019, successfully finding a second place that the iconic night-into-day party could call home in Masada, Israel. The venue, nestled between the Dead Sea and the Masada mountain, is a spot steeped in history and culture, connecting societies across Middle Eastern land for millennia. The site is also where ancient Jewish people famously fought off an invading Roman army many moons ago.
As Day Zero Masada draws closer to its September debut, Damian has announced its official lineup. Gorgon City, Marco Carola, and Jamie Jones all make for powerful headlining acts, set to bring fine flavors of house and tech to the stage. Representing Israel are Chaim and Magit Cacoon, while Bedouin, Monolink, and Satori will bring some mysticism into the fold.
Tickets are available here for the showing.
So, let’s put this front and center right now: Sullivan King and Grabbitz are friendship goals. Having already collaborated once before on the former’s latest EP for “Show Stopper,” they decided it wasn’t enough and just put out a true one-to-one collab called “Crazy as You.”
By “true,” I mean there’s no “feat” here. It’s both artists getting equal credit, putting in equal effort and creating something truly astounding.
Both Sullivan King and Grabbitz are multi-instrumentalists with voices of gold, and hearing them both bringing their all into this single feels like the end of the beginning. Having watched both of their careers flourish nearly since the start, I can proudly hear just how much they’ve both grown.
Listen to to “Crazy as You” from Sullivan King and Grabbitz below, out now on Monstercat.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Sullivan King & Grabbitz Team Up For New Collaboration, “Crazy as You”
As a follow up to ‘Do It,’ Ilkay Sencan has just released a wicked new sound titled ‘Rockstar,’ which has been made in collaboration with Dynoro. A super slick version of Post Malone’s track of the same name, it’s a great listen from both producers.
You can take a full listen to this dynamic sound with our premiere below, with Ilkay saying:
“I’m heavily influenced by cool dirty, gritty bass loops and like to mix these sounds on top of house beats. One day I was listening to ‘Rockstar’ by Post Malone, instantly fell in love with it and had a feeling it would go down great in the clubs. I searched for around two hours but couldn’t find any remix of it that I liked so thought…well why not have a go myself?!
I found the acapella vocal stems to it on the internet and got to work. The funny story is though, later I found out they were not, in fact, Post Malone’s original vocals but that of a Swedish guy called Joel Gustafsson Schönborg – who had done a cover version of the track.”
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Ilkay Sencan & Dynoro – Rockstar
The party honours the 30th anniversary of Stonewall UK
'Realm of Consciousness Pt.IV' features contributions from Recondite, Adriatique and Mind Against
The full 'Plates' release will come together as an album, due for release in September
The Georgian festival returns for its second edition in style
'Odds Against Us' follows on from last year's album on the imprint, 'Voids'
They were joined by Skengdo & AM, the first artists to be sentenced for performing a UK drill song
Flatlines will be dedicated to releasing spoken word material
The London-born producer is back with more smooth, jazzy deep house.
jackLNDN has been on a very soulful tip lately. With recent tracks like "Frequency" and "With You," the talented musician has cemented himself as an innovator in the deep house scene, combining rich, jazz-infused textures with sexy house beats. Now, he takes us even deeper with "Gone."
Blending a soulful and seductive vibe with deep and emotional lyrics, "Gone" effectively takes the listener on a journey through isolation and loss, but still maintains its charm and groove all the while.View the original article to see embedded media.
"'Gone' is the first track I've written that tackles the darker side of loneliness. When the mind is such a mess, that numbing it seems the only way to cope," says Jack about the new single. That statement is evident within the track.
Slated for release today, "Gone" is the latest in a series of fresh and vibrant deep house offerings from jackLNDN. The producer and instrumentalist has been hard at work on an album entitled Thoughts, which is to be released August 16th. "Gone" is the third single released from Thoughts, following "Frequency" and "With You".
"Gone" is available now and can be found here.FOLLOW jackLNDN:
The Australian native will be performing at Tomorrowland this summer.
Australia has long been a hotbed of talented artists. From female powerhouses like NERVO and Alison Wonderland to genre-bending acts like Flume and Timmy Trumpet. The land down under has exported plenty of creativity to the EDM community, and its latest is hoping to increase in value.
Dom Dolla had his first taste of success in 2015 with "Define," which saw him team up with Go Freek. The Melbourne-based DJ and producer then saw himself nominated for an ARIA Award for Best Dance Release in 2017 for his collaboration with Torrent Foot in "Be Randy."
It wasn't until 2018 that Dom Dolla's value skyrocketed, with the runaway success of "Take It." The funky synth, deep bass line, and alien-like vocal have made the record a mainstay in clubs and festivals.
The tech house banger has garnered over 22 million streams across platforms and has recently been given a remix EP. Fellow Aussie and prolific house DJ Sonny Fodera has also taken the record under his wing, giving the track a breath of fresh air with his remix of the catchy tune.
The music video for the edgy track complements its weird vibe, with its psychedelic tones. The surreal clip follows a partygoer whose hangover continues to be as trippy as her night of revelry. A tiny man taunts her during her slumber, eventually persuading her under her bed where she finds a familiar face.
We caught up with Dom Dolla in sunny Palm Springs as he was preparing to perform at Splash House's After Hours event. There, Dom opened up about his musical style, the story behind "Take It", and his regret for not learning to play the piano.Dom Dolla performing at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Photo: Splash House
EDM.COM: You've got a busy night ahead, how are you holding up?
Dom Dolla: I’m good. I’m running on a couple of hours of sleep. I just flew in from Chicago and drove from L.A., but I’m great.
The touring life can be hectic sometimes, do you find yourself able to rest?
Yeah, I’m the king of naps. I live my life one nap at a time. I’m also a big fan of breaks. As much as it would make sense for me to be based in the States, I do enjoy going home and hanging out with all my family and friends in Australia.
I was able to finally see you perform live at EDC Las Vegas. I know you played two sets that weekend, how was the reception?
It was amazing. EDC is like nothing else, it’s a sensory overload. I took some friends who haven’t been before and as we walked in their jaws were on the ground.
Is there anything that has caught you by surprise as you’ve toured the US?
The audiences that I’ve got in places that I didn’t expect like South Carolina, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis. Selling out shows in towns like that has been unreal. There are screaming kids who know every word, that definitely gives me the goosebumps.
Describe Dom Dolla.
Fun and housey. Not overly concerned with what’s in vogue at any given moment. I tend to retain an audience quite well. In terms of my production, it’s really about just not taking myself too seriously. Oh, and chords. I love chords and there aren’t really a lot of chords in tech house.
There has been a recent surge of interest in tech house. How is Dom Dolla differentiating himself from the rest of the artists in the scene?
I like to think that I bring a little bit of musicality to the dance music scene which quite often relies on drums and groove. I like to develop my ideas based around hooks and earworms, I suppose. That’s kind of allowed me to stand out because I’m not attempting to aim for a scene or a particular label to pigeonhole myself in. I just like to write music that I’d like to exist in the world if that makes sense.
Speaking of earworms, “Take It” is definitely a catchy track. What’s the story behind what’s arguably your biggest hit so far.
I was in the middle of a U.S. tour, and while I was at a show I kept finding this specific sound. I describe it as those types of bass lines that just kind of suck the air out of the room. There’s a lot of tension and reverb and then all of it disappears and what's left is a low subby bass line. I was like, "Wow kids are really into this. I’m gonna try and write one."
I went through and started listening to all the different record labels that represent that kind of sound and I was not finding anything that has a hook that I felt was catchy enough that I wish was mine, I suppose.
So I said alright, I’m just gonna go home and write one. I wrote the instrumental and wrote a little rap and I just approached it the way I approached any of my other songs.
I put it out there and sent it to my record label and they were like, wow this is really cool. The goal was just for it to be a club track that DJs would play. I wasn’t expecting it to be big.
Was there any whisper in your ear that was telling you “Take It” would be a huge track for you?
I had whispers in my ear from my record label telling me afterward that this was gonna be a hit. But in the beginning, I just hoped that people liked it. Now that it has caught on, I understand why it has gotten so big. But preemptively, no.
Take me back to when Dom was seven or eight years old. What advice would you give to a young Dom?
Learn the piano.
Yeah. Listen to your dad when he offers you piano lessons.
Simply because it’s portable and a lot of the stuff that I write is on a piano roll. Also because it’s so relevant to music production. So yeah, seven-year-old Dom, sit down and don’t get up again!
Fast-forward now to the end of this year, where will we find Dom?
In Australia for the Australian summer. It’s an endless summer for me. I’m the palest man in dance music. I’ve got a few big festivals around New Year so I think I’m gonna be just as busy, I suppose.
What can Dom fans expect from you in the near future?
I’ve got a new single coming out in about a month or so called "San Frandisco." I’m pretty excited about that. I’ve just finished a remix for Hayden James and I’m excited to give it a test run.FOLLOW DOM DOLLA
It seems like forever since we’ve heard some harder material from Skrillex, but we finally get it today with “WARLORDZ,” his new collaboration with TroyBoi, out now via OWSLA.
Skrillex actually features on TroyBoi’s tune, but that doesn’t make his involvement any less bombastic. The combination of both artists’ styles are clearly presented in this 3-minute tribal bass journey. TroyBoi’s left of center style of trap and bass feels right at home with Skrillex’s heavier wobbles and punchier synths.
Both artists dedicated thank you posts to each other, with Skrillex even beaming, “I got featured on a @TroyBoiMusic song!”
— Skrillex (@Skrillex) June 21, 2019
— TroyBoi (@TroyBoiMusic) June 21, 2019
Check out the wild collaboration below!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Skrillex & TroyBoi Unleash Their Massive “WARLORDZ” Collaboration
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.
Grabbitz and Sullivan King‘s roots are firmly planted in rock ‘n’ roll, and their new Monstercat collaboration showcases that fact perfectly. “Crazy As You” manages to be simultaneously vulnerable and heavy, weaving seamlessly between Grabbitz’s emotive vocals and Sullivan Kings fiery guitar progressions. This song is inspiring, allowing both artists’ talents to shine in their rawest forms. Prepare to have your heartstrings tugged.
Ever in pursuit of a party, The Knocks have created a pristine summer tune called “Awa Ni.” Just in time for the longest day of the year, they’ve linked with Nigerian singer Kah-Lo for an easygoing, carefree single. The phrase “awa ni” roughly translates to “that’s us” in Yoruba, one of the native languages spoken in the city of Lagos, Nigeria, where Kah-Lo’s from. She said in a release that the beat The Knocks concocted “gave me the vibe of rolling around town back home with my friends” and made her want to write something about where she’s from. “Awa Ni” is the perfect result.
The countdown to Flite‘s Calm Before the Storm EP continues with the release of a new single, “Skywalker,” on Liquicity Records. The tune follows the debut single of the compilation, “Decisions,” which arrived a few weeks ago. Both songs are are impeccable examples of top-quality U.S. drum ‘n’ bass, as Flite continues his mission to bring such music to the States’ masses. “Skywalker” is a full-throttle launch into outer space, rocketing through its drum ‘n’ bass rhythm and gliding at a more graceful pace through interludes of twinkling melodies and soothing vocals.
BLOODTONE brings listeners back to earth with the release of “Already Dead,” an ominous techno endeavor that pounds furiously in listeners’ ears. Backed by a frenetic beat of the deepest bass, “Already Dead” drifts between melancholy piano melodies and eerie vocals chanting “already dead” that bleed into the corners of the brain. BLOODTONE continues to cement his dark and sinister style with captivating releases such as this one.
Horn connoisseur Alexander Lewis is back again with another trap-infused heater. He continues to make music that’s unpredictable and completely unique, opting this time to take a cinematic and orchestral approach. He described “Soar” perfectly in the song’s description: “‘Soar’ is an amalgamation of my influences from current movie scores and trap. It features three string players (recorded and layered to sound like a full orchestra) and eight brass players (two horns, two trumpets, four trombones). At the time of writing the song, ‘chaos’ was the only word to express how I was feeling, but when I had a final product it ended up being so much more than that. It represented/represents positive ways of dealing with chaos, and finding the beauty in it.”
The Newark native brings Jersey Club to Beats 1 One Mix.
Pride Month is in full bloom and Apple Music is a part of the celebration. Throughout June, the music streaming service is hosting 16 exclusive mixes from LGBTQ+ DJs like Andrew Bayer, Ducky and J.Worra.
Robby Engle, Apple Music’s Dance Programmer mentioned, “we wanted to do something special with LGBTQ+ DJs as they’ve been an integral part of shaping dance music's culture and sound since the beginning. Over the past year or so, we’ve prioritized DJ mixes and representing dance culture as authentically as possible at Apple Music, so this was a perfect opportunity to invite some of our favorite artists to create a DJ mix to celebrate Pride.”
This weekend, Beats 1’s weekly radio show One Mix will feature a special Pride set from Jersey Club queen UNIIQU3. Known for spreading the fast-paced, upbeat Jersey Club sound to the masses, UNIIQU3’s going to bring a high octane selection of songs with bouncy beats to One Mix.
Tune in here, exclusively on Apple Music.
Air Date: Friday 21st June 2019 - 12:00 LA / 15:00 NY / 20:00 LDN
A few years ago, UNIIQU3 (real name Cherise Gary) was working at a liquor store. Then, she went from dancer to DJ to all-around artist. The Newark native sings on her tracks, produces them and crafts the bounciest mixes booming the Jersey sound.
Gary’s one of the first black female DJs to perform on Holy Ship! and one of the few dance music producers bold enough to get political with her music. She’s collaborated with dance music icons like Diplo, Skrillex, A-Trak, and Anna Lunoe, plus popular brands like Givenchy and H&M. Her DJing ability has led her to features on BBC Radio 1, Resident Advisor, and the underground sensation Boiler Room.
Catch her One Mix to hear what she’s all about.Follow UNIIQU3
AFX has something in store for Man City
At just 14 years of age, Moore Kismet delivers another massive bass release on Never Say Die.
On the heels of last month's "Mutant," 14-year-old bass producer Moore Kismet is back with his newest single "Escape."
While still maintaining the energy of his previous release, Kismet delivers a more futuristic, intricate take on bass music interwoven with vocal samples, alternating bass, and a sprinkle of keys.View the original article to see embedded media.
When asked about the new track the bass prodigy had this to say:
“‘Escape' is basically a song that showcases the way I would create a dubstep/riddim song. My favorite thing to do when producing is to take genres of music that I love and flip them on it’s head and make them my own. With ‘Escape,’ I feel like I did a pretty good job doing that and taking it to the next level.”
Next month, he's set to release his very first EP on Never Say Die and by doing so will become the youngest artist to release an EP on the label.
"Escape" by Moore Kismet is out now on Never Say Die. You can download or stream it here.FOLLOW MOORE KISMET:
"Take You" is the follow up to Lo Key's debut EP, More To Life.
Early last month we got a bright introduction to the Phoenix DJ/producer Lo Key who dropped his debut EP More to Life. Today, Ethan Schnitzer is back to give us more of what we needed. "Take You" featuring Julius Madden is a funky yet thoughtful single that will make you forget about that certain person you should've forgotten about a long time ago.
Following the theme of his previous EP of turning ugly things absolutely beautiful, the track is about Madden sticking through a relationship he should've left a long time ago. It seems like its all a nightmare but he's living it in reality. As the sexy sax bounces its way in we get Madden's smooth vocals. Schnitzer balances the sadness behind the theme by transforming it into an upbeat house track you can cry dance your heart out to. He paired it with a fun-loving cartoon visual.
Before announcing the name Lo Key, the artist went by a different moniker and has performed with some of the biggest names in EDM, such as Marshmello, Jauz, Knife Party, Ookay, Steve Aoki, Chris Lake, Party Favor, Whethan, Rezz, among many others. He has also performed on some of the biggest stages, like Life in Color opening for Zeds Dead.FOLLOW LO KEY:
Of all of Eric Prydz‘ assorted aliases, Pryda is perhaps the most notable. While fans relish the hard-hitting techno of Cirez D and the minimal funk of Tonja Holma, the lush chords and dynamic nature of a Pryda track are what brings the crowd to their knees every time, praying at the church of Pyrdz.
This is a project the Swedish-born house maven started 15 years ago, and he is paying homage to that impressive anniversary with three new EP’s, the first of which having just been released. Pryda 15: Volume 1 features six tracks that are available for purchase for the first time, but have been heard in Prydz’s live shows for years.
Fans of Prydz know that IDs are his speciality. His discography is extensive, but he is notorious for keeping the best cuts reserved for his live sets only. It’s what keeps his ever-loyal fanbase coming back to see him 30 times or more. Now, many of those fans will rejoice in having access to these six tracks, some of which he’s been playing out for years.
According to the Prydz Subreddit which has an in-depth catalogue of his ID’s, some of the tracks found on this EP have been in his vault going back almost a decade. “New Eras” was originally referred to as “EPIC Radio 006 ID” after being played on Prydz’ radio show in 2012. “Warrior” was first played live in 2010, nine years ago. With two more EP’s coming out in this series Prydz might see fit to release a weapon he’s had for the project’s entire 15-year history.
Each of the electronic compositions included on this EP is its own progressive journey. Some are more uplifting and energetic like “Illumination,” and others are dark and brooding like “Linked.” The guiding principle behind them all, however, is that the listener ends in a different place than where they started.