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.
— Sunset Music Festival (@SMFTampa) May 29, 2020
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Sunset Music Festival 2020 Pushed Back Until Holiday Season
After a long five years, the internet’s favorite character, Shawn Wasabi has finally exhibited his musical talents with his debut album, MANGOTALE. The album features twelve fun tracks that are impossible not to have on repeat. MANGOTALE is truly a showcase of who Wasabi is and what he is all about. The upbeat pop album …
At long last, Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil— the producer’s highly anticipated country album that proves he can truly do it all.
Last night, Diplo celebrated the album’s release with a special edition of his livestream variety show “The Thomas Wesley Show,” featuring guest appearances from country pros Thomas Rhett, Zac Brown, Julia Michaels, Orville Peck, Cam and Jonas Brothers. Today, we’re treated to the full album, which boasts some familiar genre-bending tracks as well as new productions.
If you’ve been keeping up with Diplo’s country career, you’ll instantly recognize the double Platinum-certified single “Heartless” with Morgan Wallen, “Lonely” with Jonas Brothers, “Do Si Do” with Blanco Brown and “So Long” with Cam — and unless you’ve been living under a rock, most definitely the “Old Town Road” remix for Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.
The album also includes brand new collaborations with Zac Brown and Danielle Bradbery, Noah Cyrus, Orville Peck and more.
Although the raving reviews are few and far between, country and dance go hand-in-hand in Thomas Wesley’s world. Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil is out now on Columbia Records.
Listen here!Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: ‘Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil’ Has Arrived [LISTEN]
Facebook is officially taking on TikTok with a new app called Collab. Modeled after the viral app TikTok and its predecessor Vine, Collab is currently only available on iOS as it is being tested out to limited groups of the public. You can sign up to get access to Collab right here.
Facebook previously attempted an app in this segment in 2018 with Lasso. Lasso, however, never saw public release and certainly was never launched to the general public.
More details of the app and its uses, are as described: “Once you’ve created a collab, you can publish it for others to watch and mix and match further. You can also share yours or others’ creations to Instagram, Facebook Stories, or any other platform, with just a few taps.”
We’ll see how this rolls out and if it can make even a dent in the continued rapid success that TikTok has seen.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Facebook Is Finally Launching Its TikTok Competitor
There's nothing more wholesome than a collaboration between mother and child.
Today we get to hear something we very rarely get to experience—a musical collaboration between mother and child. Moore Kismet, the 15-year-old electronic prodigy, is back with the help of their mother, Momma Kismet, to deliver an impressive trap single titled "Flair" via Never Say Die. This is the first single off Moore Kismet's forthcoming Revenge of The Unicorns EP, which will feature Voltra and Leotrix, among others.
Having a mother who is a semi-professional singer has its perks, even if they don't lend their voice to the track, like in the case of "Flair." Instead, Momma Kismet shared her expertise by helping to craft the melody. The result is a bright, glitch-fueled piece of art that evokes the early work of AraabMuzik. Plus, the Skype loading sound clip is such a simple but effective way to convey emotion, especially when the piece is tied to their mother.
"Writing 'Flair' with my mom was very difficult but also very simple for me," said Moore Kismet in a press statement. "She helped me out so much with the track, and even though we were contemplating doing vocals on it, I knew it had to be fully instrumental because the feeling and emotion behind it speaks volumes. It’s essentially a thank-you note to my mom for all the love and support she’s given me throughout the past 15 years of my life, helping me find my identity and being OK with who I am. I love her more than words can describe, but I hope this song can for those who wish to hear."
Their mother was also effusive about the experience. “Most parents will tell you that their teenagers generally don’t want them all up in their business," said Momma Kismet. "I’m blessed and fortunate that they love having me around and giving them input on things. Working together is really just us spending time together, and I love it!”
Though only 15-years-old, Moore Kismet has already made quite a name for themself in the electronic music scene. Their stage name comes from the meaning "more than fate," symbolizing their ability to find success in this field while simultaneously being able to share their story of who they really are. Kismet is an openly pansexual/nonbinary artist, giving a voice to an underrepresented population in our industry with the support of the LGBTQ+ community at their back.
Over the past year, they've been commissioned for official remixes of Dirty Audio's "Run & Go (feat. Shai Hicari)" and MineSweepa's "Black McLaren," and they recently flipped SVDDEN DEATH's "Rise." They also made waves with their Character EP, starting the relationship with the dubstep heavyweight label Never Say Die. Stay tuned as more information comes out regarding their upcoming Revenge of The Unicorns EP.FOLLOW MOORE KISMET:
Check out a list of this weekend's best quaran-streams.
COVID-19 ripped our beloved festivals and concerts from our clutches, but it couldn't take away the spirit of the dance community, who have been able to rave at home in their pajamas thanks to a slew of incredible livestream events.
Check out a list of this weekend's best livestreams below, including Dillon Francis and Diplo's latest virtual house party and the second edition of David Guetta's "United At Home" charity stream, which follows a wildly successful inaugural event that raised over $750,000 for COVID-19 relief.Couch Lands "Virtual Stage"
Artists: Doctor P, Ghastly, FuntCase, Boogie T
When: Saturday, May 30th, 2PM PST (5PM ET)
Where to watch: Twitch (Lost Lands)
Artists: David Guetta
When: Saturday, May 30th, 4PM PST (7PM ET)
Where to watch: YouTube (David Guetta)
Artists: Walker & Royce, Blond:ish, Soul Clap, Ardalan
When: Thursday, May 28th to Sunday, May 31st
Where to watch: Twitch (Desert Hearts)
Artists: TV Noise, Loopers, Matt Nash, Osrin
When: Saturday, May 30th, 7AM PST (10AM ET)
Where to watch: YouTube (STMPD RCRDS)
Artists: Dillon Francis B2B Diplo
When: Saturday, May 30th, 8PM PST (11PM ET)
Where to watch: Twitch (Mad Decent)
Artists: Diplo, MK, A-Trak, Pete Tong
When: Friday, May 29th to Saturday, May 30th
Where to watch: YouTube (Ministry of Sound)
Artists: BROHUG, MORTEN, Dannic, Magnificence
When: Friday, May 29th, 9AM PST (12PM ET)
Where to watch: Where to watch: YouTube (Spinnin' Records)
Artists: Andrew Rayel, Cosmic Gate, Ilan Bluestone, Marco V
When: Saturday, May 30th, 8PM PST (11PM ET)
Where to watch: YouTube (Insomniac)
A new collaboration between old friends.
It's not every day you get to work with a friend you've known for over 25 years, but that's the case for Claude VonStroke and Marc Houle, who have released their first collaboration, titled "Fly Guy." With VonStroke growing up in Detroit and Houle just across the river in Windsor, their friendship blossomed with a shared love for music. They used to trade software and sample CDs together, unknowingly building the foundation for two prolific careers in house and techno, respectfully.
You can hear the chemistry at work on "Fly Guy," smoothly melding the two artists' stylings effortlessly. Houle had sent over an old file to his longtime friend, but they soon realized it needed to be brought up to 2020 standards. While the track stays true to the old, funky techno style they both appreciate, they added in an amalgamation of Houle's stripped-down techno and VonStroke's signature flair. That classic pitched down "oh ya" seals the deal for a cohesive homage to Michigan.
Next up, the Dirtybird figurehead gave Houle's 2020 track "Arizona" a rework of his own, which is filled with haunting, sci-fi-sounding synth progressions. The original was a b-side hit off of the No One Knows album, feeling like it came straight from an episode of The Twighlight Zone. It's safe to say VonStroke did it justice.
Houle will be joining VonStroke for a very special "Dirtybird LIVE - Techno Edition" livestream this Sunday, May 31st at 7 PM PST (10PM ET). During this, he will be performing a live one-hour set leading up to the premiere of the unreleased music video for "Fly Guy." VonStroke also recently debuted his fourth studio album, Freaks & Beaks, in celebration of the 15th anniversary of his Dirtybird label and brand.FOLLOW CLAUDE VONSTROKE:
After teasing a new virtual stage for Couch Lands, Excision is finally ready to put it into action.
Back on May 20th, Excision sent his fans into a fever pitch when he announced that his trusty Lost Lands production team had been diligently working to develop a brand new virtual mainstage for the next Couch Lands livestream event.
That event is now set to take place tomorrow, May 30th, and the dubstep demigod ecstatically took to social media to address his headbangers directly and share the official set times.
Needless to say, expectations are high for the new Couch Lands "Virtual Stage" considering the world-class production quality Excision and his team of virtuosos have offered fans over the years. Episode 1 is primed for its debut tomorrow at 2PM PST (5PM ET), and set to grace its digital mainstage are LEV3L, STUCA, Ubur, Tisoki, Calcium, G-REX, ATLiens, Ghastly, PhaseOne, Riot Ten, Boogie T, FuntCase, and Doctor P.
Tune into the latest edition of Couch Lands at 2PM PST (5PM ET) tomorrow, May 30th, 2020 via the official Lost Lands Twitch channel.FOLLOW EXCISION:
The dance music producer turns the hoedown into a country dance-pop hodgepodge.
Love him or hate him, Diplo knows how to make hits. With the infusion of country music into the mainstream, led by acts like Lil Nas X and Kacey Musgraves, the business savvy producer saw his opportunity to strike, throwing on his bedazzled cowboy hat and introducing Thomas Wesley (his country alter-ego) to the world.
We first got a taste of the new side project with his remix of "Old Town Road," which he played during his Stagecoach debut for the festival's first-ever "Late Night" dance party. Diplo is now back to unveil the project in full, dropping a 12-track album titled Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil.
Diplo brought out some of country music's biggest stars for the record, including Orville Peck, Cam, Morgan Wallen, Thomas Rhett, Zac Brown, and of course Billy Ray Cyrus. In addition to the country stars, he enlisted the help of radio chart-toppers Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Noah Cyrus, and Young Thug. The feel of the album is markedly dance-pop with a country twang to it. The man knows how to produce, and by adding in these certified artists, he's created a collection of easy listening singles.
To celebrate the release of the album, Diplo hosted a special edition of his livestream variety show "The Thomas Wesley Show," which featured guest appearances by collaborators Cam, Julia Michaels, Jonas Brothers, Orville Peck, Thomas Rhett, and Zac Brown. Chipotle hosted the afterparty on their Twitch channel and offered up a total of 5,000 free burrito codes (1,000 codes every 10 minutes) for viewers throughout the event. The partnership is part of the brand's larger "Chipotle Together" movement, which inspires new connections and social interaction for fans through special virtual events.FOLLOW DIPLO:
Lady Gaga‘s sixth studio album has arrived in all its glory. So, let’s waste no time breaking it down!
Each track off Chromatica is bursting with nonstop dance energy, laced with the mad talented minds of Bloodpop, Skrillex, Axwell, Madeon, Tchami, Burns, (and with writing credits from) Boys Noize, Sebastian Ingrosso and many more. The features are on point as well — Ariana Grande, BLACKPINK, and Elton John.
Even with these big names in the mix, Gaga remains incredibly true to herself and her art, championing her signature sound one dance banger after another. Aside from the intro and interludes (though they are magnificent), every track is gunning to be the star of the show. Four on the floor rhythm is the Chromatica heartbeat, complimented by Gaga’s powerhouse vocals, strong leads, and endless intricate details.
We highly recommend ingesting Chromatica in its entirety, from “Chromatica I” through “Babylon.” However, if you’re excited to hear influence from your favorite producers, listen closely to “911” to hear Madeon and “Plastic Doll” for Skrillex. BloodPop, Tchami, Axwell, and/or Burns have their hands in almost everything else. “Sine From Above” with Elton John may be the most dynamic and immaculate production of all — just wait for that outro.
What we’re listening to here is one of the best dance/pop albums of the year! Bet.Lady Gaga – Chromatica
Photo by Auden Bui, courtesy of Coachella
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Lady Gaga Drops Dance-Infused 6th Album ‘Chromatica’ [MUST LISTEN]
Lost Lands‘ new live stream series Couch Lands is sure to hit different, because Excision has taken stage production to a whole new level! The teaser below just shook our entire existence…
This weekend, ATLiens, Boogie T, Calcium, Doctor P, Funtcase, Ghastly, G-Rex, LEV3L, PhaseOne, Riot Ten, Stuca, Tisoki and Ubur are set to take the brand new stage, which is prehistoric in aesthetic but hip to the streaming age upon us.
After a very successful virtual Lost Lands run, Excision shared: It was truly special to see everyone come together for Couch Lands this weekend! Props to all the artists and fans for giving us your energy and helping us get through these tough times. Thank you to all of you who have shown us love, we can’t wait to be back out there with you.
Episode 1 of Couch Lands is sure to set a new precedent for live stream events to come. Whatever you’re doing tomorrow night, clear your schedule immediately and report to the couch.
Follow Lost Lands on Twitch here to see the action go down live.Couch Lands Episode 1 Teaser
— Excision (@Excision) May 28, 2020
Here are just some of the reactions…
god fuckin damn dude
— NUCLEAR BASS FACE OUT NOW (@Subtronics) May 29, 2020
— SWARM (@houseofSWARM) May 29, 2020
— TISOKI (@tisoki) May 29, 2020
Oh I’m sorry WHAT
— Sully (@SullivanKing) May 29, 2020
You and the entire @lost_lands team did an amazing job!
— ATLiens (@ATLiensOfficial) May 29, 2020
— YOOKiE SUCKS (@yookiemusic) May 29, 2020
Photo via Jake West Photo for Lost Lands
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Excision Teases ‘Lost Lands: Couch Lands’ Series Stage & Holy Sh*t!
It’s only been three years since the last Kygo album, hardly the longest an artist has gone between projects; but still, a lot has happened in the past three years. Today, he’s out with his expansive 18-track album, Golden Hour, featuring a truly impressive collection of collaborators on each and every song, including OneRepublic, Zak Abel, Kim Petras, Oh Wonder, Whitney Houston, Zara Larsson & Tyga, Sasha Sloan, Rhys Lewis, Zac Brown, and more.
“I was fortunate enough to work with some of my favorite artists and writers on Golden Hour,” said Kygo. “There are quite a few songs on the album where I had the chance to collaborate with our team. These are artists I believe in. Working with some of my favorite up-and-coming musicians really made these songs special for the album.”
Kygo mentions that it was hard to narrow down the album to just 18 songs, though he is still proud they all have “the classic ‘Kygo’ sound.” And while it’s good that he hasn’t compromised his musical identity at all over the past four years since he released his debut album, Cloud Nine, he also has struggled to evolve. All of the songs on the album sound vaguely similar, both to each other and to the songs on Kids In Love and Cloud Nine.
That isn’t to say there aren’t some standouts, though. “Beautiful” with Sandro Cavazza is a beautifully uptempo house song with more of a house and less of a tropical flavor than his usual productions. As a longtime fan and friend of Avicii, Kygo teaming up with Sandro was sure to to create something wonderful. Already released, the collaboration “Lose Somebody” with OneRepublic is also going to be one of Kygo’s best tracks of his career.
Kygo will perform Golden Hour in its entirety during his virtual Golden Hour Festival presented in partnership with live streaming entertainment leader LiveXLive and Palm Tree Crew today at 1PM PT. The event will be broadcasted on Kygo’s YouTube channel powered by LiveXLive. Click HERE to watch!. Fans can also watch on @KygoMusic and @LiveXLive social channels including Twitch, TikTok and Facebook, as well as on LiveXLive’s apps and website.
Listen to the album below!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Kygo Releases Expansive New 18-Track Album, ‘Golden Hour’
"Mvinline" is his debut on fabled house imprint Defected Records.
The track, which samples Black Ivory’s 1979 disco single “Mainline,” represents a stark contrast to Boys Noize's STRICTLY BVNKER EP, which he released earlier in the month of May. That project was a nod to his darker, warehouse-themed sound, representing a sharp juxtaposition to the kaleidoscopic, disco-inspired flavors of "Mvinline." However, "Mvinline" still holds the raw and technically pristine house production of a signature Boys Noize tune, which Defected has carefully curated and shrewdly imbued into their brand over the years.
“I’ve been following Defected since day one, from when I was a teenager working at a record store. I started off as a house DJ, playing everything from Deep-Acid and Disco, and to this day Defected always had a place in my record case," said Boys Noize in a statement. "So releasing my new single ‘Mvinline’ with this legendary dance institution means a lot! I’m happy to add an eternally banging Disco-House record to Defected’s legacy.”
"Mvinline" arrives during an exciting time for the iconic electronic producer, who is officially credited on Lady Gaga's newly released Chromatica LP, which immediately emerged as an early frontrunner for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Boys Noize appears as a writer on the Chromatica cut "Rain On Me," a high-profile collaboration featuring Ariana Grande that was produced by Tchami, BURNS, and BloodPop®, the latter of whom is the album's executive producer and A&R.
You can listen to "Mvinline" in its entirety below.FOLLOW BOYS NOIZE:
Yesterday, dutch producer Eelke Kleijn gifted us with an electric new track as a sneak peek into his new album premiering on September 25th. The single, ‘The Hierophant’, provides an ongoing electronic beat with heavy bass that showcases his producing talents. Eelke explains how he created this track as a reflection to what it was …
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Paris-born DJ and producer Tchami has unveiled his second double-single release of 2020, composed of tracks ‘Born Again’ and ‘Buenos Aires’, out 29th May via his imprint CONFESSION.
Kicking things off, ‘Born Again’ is a deep, groove-laden floor-filler that skillfully makes use of euphoric, hands-in-the-air piano keys. Similarly dancefloor-focused, ‘Buenos Aires’ is an irresistible slice of fresh, carefree filter house – strung together by an infectious looped vocal sample. It follows February’s double-single release of ‘Proud’ and ‘Ghosts’, with all four of the tracks set to feature on Tchami’s debut album Year Zero, out later this year.
Coining the term future house, and widely recognized as it’s creator, the French producer has since toured with Skrillex, Diplo, and DJ Snake whilst collaborating with the likes of Martin Garrix, Jack Ü, and AC Slater. As a member of the DJ quartet ‘Pardon My French’ and founder of his own label CONFESSION, his expertise and breadth as a producer and songwriter remain unrivaled. His label has seen him foster and develop artists such as Malaa, Mercer, AC Slater, Dusty Cloud, Loge21, and numerous others independently on a global scale.
His versatile fusion of UK bass, EDM, future house, and everything in between renders him a truly electrifying, world-leading DJ and visceral showman. Globally, this has seen him perform at the likes of Creamfields, Tomorrowland, SW4, Mysteryland, and Dreamland.
Another captivating double-single offering from Tchami, ‘Born Again’ / ‘Buenos Aires’ sees the Parisian drop two dancefloor bombs ahead of the full album release.
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Franky Wah is a 29-year-old DJ from Doncaster, England. He releases unique music that he describes as uplifting, emotional, and nostalgic. His stage name is touching, it’s a tribute to both of his grandfathers. He combined Frankie Storrs and Harry Wah to create Franky Wah. Franky Wah has recently released a 14-track album that he …
Yung Bae's breakthrough hit "Bad Boy" just received a shot of adrenaline straight to the dome.
Yung Bae's breakthrough hit "Bad Boy" just received a shot of adrenaline straight to the dome.
The original single, which featured Marchiafava and bbno$, went viral after its summer 2019 release, climbing to #1 on Spotify’s "Internet People" playlist and becoming a big hit on TikTok. Nearly a year later, Yung Bae has recruited Wiz Khalifa and MAX to join in on his future funk tour de force.
The 2020 version of "Bad Boy" bounces along to the same disco-inspired sound palette that helped the original soar to prominence while adding the renowned hip-hop flavors of none other than Wiz. The Grammy and Golden Globe nominated artist infuses his signature flow into the tune, which has an innately kinetic rhythm that oozes the kaleidoscopic undertones of a retro disco house jam. Prominent singer-songwriter MAX, who is also one-half of future funk duo Party Pupils, magnifies the iridescence with his soulful vocals.
Check out the full track below and glide into the weekend with this velvety lockdown anthem.FOLLOW YUNG BAE:
As we wait for Here For Now, the debut album from Louis The Child, to arrive on June 12, the Chicago duo have enlisted Party Favor for a new remix of their single “Free” with Drew Love.
Doing away with his usual trap sound, Party Favor brings the feels in and the 808s down for this remix. A lot of the mids aren’t as present in this remix compared to his usual work, focusing more heavily on the vocals and shimmering synths and deeper bass than the effects-laden chaotic trap that has become de rigueur.
The remix is fun and uptempo, easily danceable and still connects deeply to the original work. As one of Party Favor’s more restrained compositions, we’re really digging this one. Check it out below!
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Party Favor Drops Unexpected Remix Of “Free” by Louis The Child
RIOT released their debut album Dogma Resistance late last year, and have taken the time since to take a break from releases. Of course, the global pandemic changed a lot of release strategies for many artists, but the duo finally dropped their first single of 2020 and it’s a doozy.
“Jackknife” is exactly what we’ve come to expect from RIOT. Over the course of nearly five minutes, much like “Overkill,” the song goes through a series of sounds and styles. First it hits the basic dubstep style and then it gets a bit more complex, then bringing in a heavier rock sound with blistering guitars and drums. The next drop incorporates everything together with a higher tempo and fully incites a RIOT.
Check out the new single below, out now on Welcome Records.