It’s been four years since we last got a mixtape from Dillon Francis, but he’s back on his bullshit and we’re about to get an 8-track selection that looks like it’s going to sound magical in all the right places.
Dillon teased his Magic Is Real mixtape today with four possible album artworks, which is pretty cool of him to do. But more relevant to our interests is the partial tracklist in the background. Tracks with TV Noise & Big Freedia and “BomBa Clot” with Bunji Garlin are finally coming out, not to mention “Still Not Butter” which he dropped on fans at Coachella to a huge reaction.
Four of the tracks are still listed as ?, meaning they’re either not done or Dillon just doesn’t want to spoil the surprise yet. Either way, we have a feeling this is dropping sooner than later. Check out the tweet from Dillon Francis below.
Which one? pic.twitter.com/gnRljrYOI9
— Dillon Francis (@DillonFrancis) August 14, 2019
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Dillon Francis Teases Tracklist To Forthcoming Mixtape, “Magic Is Real”
Mid-Atlantic’s premier music event, Moonrise Festival, took place over the weekend in Baltimore, Maryland. With festival season in full swing, we obviously can’t make them all — but we can relive the live sets online.
Some of EDM’s finest took the stage at Moonrise 2019, including Illenium, KSHMR, NGHTMRE x Slander, San Holo, Tiësto, Yellow Claw and Whipped Cream. No matter what you’re in the mood for, there’s a little something for everyone from melodic to mean bass.
Things to listen out for — NGHTMRE’s new collaboration with Zhu, material from Illenium’s forthcoming album ASCEND, new IDs from Whipped Cream and much more. As always, 1001tracklists.com is your friend. Use it to discover the music you love and all the unreleased music played by the artists below.
With this, the Moonrise mission is complete. Stay tuned for 2020 dates.Alan Walker Big Gigantic Bonnie x Clyde Cheat Codes
Cheat Codes Droeloe Gryffin Illenium KSHMR Matoma NGHTMRE x Slander Ricky Retro San Holo
San Holo Slander Slushii Taska Black
Taska Black Tiësto Yellow CLaw Whipped Cream
Photo via aLIVE Coverage for Moonrise Festival
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: LISTEN: Moonrise 2019 Live Sets From Illenium, NGHTMRE x Slander, Whipped Cream & More
Do you live, breathe and bleed dance music as much as Dave Matthias? If you’ve never heard the name then the chances are unlikely. The man’s filled most roles in the industry that takes many years to fulfill. Starting out as a radio DJ on San Francisco’sKTS/LIVE 105 to curating dance music charts on Billboard, Dave Matthias cut his teeth early in his career handling press, media and radio before churning out a successful label project and his own DJ/Producer career. His remix of Armand Van Helden’s ‘The Funk Phenomena’ was the first domino to fall into a successful career as an artist.
Dave Matthias now teams up with Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, Makeba, on his brand new single ‘Madness and The Dark’. You may recognize Makeba’s name on her works with Beyoncé, J-Lo, Rihanna, David Guetta, and Kelis just to name a few. The single has already hit the charts at #2 on Billboard and received edit and remix treatment from the likes of Crazibiza, Dirty Werk, Sted-E & Hybrid Heights.
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From garage band to instant pop icons, JAGMAC bursted onto the scene in 2018 after being awarded the ‘NBT’ (Next Big Thing) on Radio Disney. Since 2015, the group has been carefully churning out tunes and perfecting their craft. You may recognize their hit singles ‘Be Honest’ and ”Like Me’ all over the internet and pop radio charts. The group has been touring all over the country, touching hearts and leaving dust on the dance floor. Now, the group is proud to present the latest to their discography with a little help from their friends, a remix album.
‘Like A Band’ was their latest hit single that’s now getting the remix treatment from Kue, BOOSTEDKID, DJ Gozzi, and Manny Martinez. Together these musicians have collectively worked with a few news you may recognized that include Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Pitbull, Justin Timberlake, and many others.
Treat yourself to a few listens down below!
We caught up with JAGMAC as they return hot off the back of their recent U.S. tour & touch down with The Remixes of their single ‘Like A Band’. Here’s how we got on below:
Hi JAGMAC, welcome to Global Dance Electronic – How are you all doing?
Hi! Thanks so much for having us! We’re doing well! We’ve had quite a busy summer so far and we’re extremely happy about that!
We’re here to chat about your single ‘Like A Band’ – which has a real sunshine vibe about it, did you always plan a summer release?
Yeah, it definitely does have a summer vibe to it! Not sure if it was planned to be released in the summer, however it worked out perfectly.
Being siblings, how do you find working so closely/touring together?
Being on the road together is like one long vacation on a bus, but then you get to perform together every night! Honestly, it’s so much fun. Has its ups and downs for sure, but it’s totally worth it – seeing new places, meeting new fans and making memories with your band mates is an experience we’ll treasure forever.
Coming off the back of some live shows recently, what gig stood out to you most and why?
Each place we perform at is very special in its own way, but one that really stood out to us would have to be performing “Like A Band” for the first time at We Day! The crowd was incredible and at the end of the performance, they dropped confetti! It felt like a dream!
What’s the single best piece of fan mail, you’ve all received to date?
That’s a hard one. Each time a fan reaches out to us and tells us that our music has inspired them in some way, that means the world to us. We feel so blessed and honored to know that our music has an effect on people.
And lastly, do you have a follow up to ‘Like A Band’ already in the works?
Great question – Yes! We have more music coming so stay tuned!Share0Share0Share0Share0
Along with “White Satin,” one of Zeds Dead’s most legendary songs in their incredibly large discography is still their remix of “Eyes On Fire” by Blue Foundation. First released in 2009 — and actually coming up on its 10th anniversary in October — this is one of those tracks that made many fall in love with bass music in the first place.
It’s been 10 years since then, and a lot has changed, and new names have come up. Yultron is one of those producers making huge waves and a big name for himself lately and chose to take on this classic and retool it for his own audience and for 2019.
The song starts off as normal, except with some slight modifications to the percussion. Then, in the rise up to the drop we get our real first new element: breakbeat. It’s a great way to build suspense and signal a listener that they’re about to hear something wild. Sure enough, the drop is modified and maybe even wubbier than the original. I’ve gotta say, Yultron did a phenomenal job here of keeping the vibes of the original and bringing it a new, fresh sound.
Of course, he couldn’t just stop there. The next drop brings his current sound to the table with a minimal psytrance drop, slowly introducing more energy bit by bit until it seamlessly moves back into dubstep.
There’s not much I can think of to make this tribute/remix/homage any better than it already is. Yultron clearly has a great deal of respect and admiration for Zeds Dead and this remix is all the proof you need. Check it out below.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Yultron Delivers Wild Remix For Blue Foundation x Zeds Dead Classic “Eyes On Fire”
Veteran producer/DJ duo GTA announced that they were getting rid of the acronym and fully embracing their brand as Good Times Ahead. The news of the name shift was accompanied by the release of the first single off of their upcoming album, “Milky Cabrera” with Diplo on vocals. Last week, we were treated to the second single off of the upcoming album, “Waffle House” with Flosstradamus. This is another curveball from both artists; instead of heavy bass and trap, we’re treated to a tasty tech-house banger, perfect for the club. Like “Milky Cabrera,” the track also features a kind of ridiculous vocal, but ridiculous in the best way.
Matt and Julio closed out the Green Tent two Saturdays ago at HARD Summer with a special two hour set to celebrate their career and the upcoming release of their 10 track LP Good Times Bad Times at HARD Summer. Along with the already released songs, the LP will feature more collabs, including one with Black Caviar, and some original tracks, including one with 4B. The album will be released on Good Times Ahead’s new record label Good Times/Bad Times in conjunction with Insomniac Records. We got the chance to have a brief chat with Good Times Ahead about the new album and label, and why they’re leaving GTA behind.You guys were formerly GTA (Good Times Ahead) now it’s going to be strictly Good Times Ahead. What’s behind the name change/rebrand and why now at this point in time?
Matt: “We’ve been Good Times Ahead for a while, and we really just wanted to cement it in and really show everyone and tell everyone that’s who we are. Obviously to get away from the video game too. That had a little bit to do with it, but we have our clothing label, Good Times Ahead Company, we’re actually just about to start our own record label, Good Times Bad Times Records. We are Good Times Ahead, that’s what we are.”I know you guys just did the new song, “Milky Cabrera” with Diplo doing the vocals, tell me how that came about, how did you guys come up with that?
Julio: “It was actually a few years ago, we were working in a studio in Amsterdam, and he had the room next to us, at the time we were just working around on some club shit. He came in and was like this is dope, he hopped on the mic, just pretending to rap, and we happened to record him, and the day after we were looking through the vocals and chopped some stuff up and that’s how Milky Cabrera started.”
Matt: “It’s kind of funny, if you actually listen to the song in the beginning, it’s literally the moment he walks up to the microphone and is like, oh are the headphones plugged in, literally is a complete recording of him getting in there.”It was a few years ago you recorded it, why was now the right time to release the record?
Matt: “For the project that we’re doing, which is pretty much a whole album. It’s one of those tracks, it’s kind of silly, it’s just a silly club banger. We pretty much only had the first half of the song done, and then a few months ago, we finished the second part, so that’s why two halves of the song sound different. Man, the whole compilation album that we’re doing is all geared toward HARD and just festivals, going to festivals, so this song is the perfect fit. Especially when you hear the rest of the album, it’s just like a silly, dirty banger.”For you guys, what’s the challenge as producers and DJs, everyone knows who you are, you have a lot of hits. What challenges you guys personally and how do you stay fresh and on top of the game?
Julio: “I feel like for us it’s not even about trying to stay fresh, it’s mostly just about keeping ourselves happy. We’re just trying to make it about what we love listening to instead of what other people are playing. That’s how it’s always been for us, we’re influenced by a lot of Latin music lately, which is huge now. At the same time there’s so many other kinds of things that are in this that we can know about, we just love to learn and try to incorporate that into our music.”
Matt: “We push ourselves too.”Was there ever a time in your career that you ever lost that creative spark and how did you get over that?
Matt: “Yeah, I would definitely say last year, we had a lot of songs that we would work on here and there, but there was definitely a huge lack of that spark that you’re talking about. I feel like it happens to everyone, pretty much everyone who I’ve talked to has had a similar thing at around the same time. I think it just kind of pushes artists and people to think outside the box and try to create something new and different. There’s a lot of times you can just sit there and try to force it, we’ve tried that a bunch of times. A lot of times the way that things happen and come about is from not thinking about it and just letting things happen. So on this album we have a lot of brand new songs that we’re just trying a few different things. Yeah, for the past few months we’ve really found that spark again to work on a lot of music. Even a lot of things we weren’t thinking about before and we’re trying to do it now.”
We’re here at HARD Summer, you guys are stalwarts of this festival. Tell me what makes this festival special, why do you guys enjoy playing it and playing to the crowd here in Southern California?
Julio: “We love HARD, we’re fans, before we were even GTA we were going to HARD. It’s just an even bigger honor to be able to play these stages and be able to play the music we love listening to and seeing how people react. It’s literally like our family, we love HARD.”
Check out Good Times Ahead & Flosstradamus “Waffle House” out now on Good Times/Bad Times. Good Times Bad Times at HARD Summer will be out in full on August 16.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Good Times Ahead Discuss New Album and Record Label and Leaving GTA Behind [Interview]
Flume’s sound design is so good it’s almost criminal to not share it with the world… thankfully, he’s done just that.
In a new project he’s calling the Flume Sound Files, he’s just shared a dozen sound clips ranging between 6 seconds and 63 seconds and of varying BPM.
A more open source culture of creativity…wanted to put these out in the world and see what comes back – download a sound, create something, upload it with the hashtag #flumesounds
It comes with a catch though. Included in the Dropbox is a user agreement that lays out the rules for using these sounds. Most importantly, you cannot monetize anything you create from these sounds; and related, Flume can use anything you create and upload only if it is to “promote or otherwise recap” the experiment. Apart from that, the world is your oyster.
Grab all the sounds here — you can listen to a preview of each and download them. Be sure to read the User Agreement carefully.
A more open source culture of creativity…wanted to put these out in the world and see what comes back – download a sound, create something, upload it with the hashtag #flumesounds: https://t.co/OxiZHwM4fy pic.twitter.com/RGwtSCcyQW
— Flume (@flumemusic) August 14, 2019
Photo via Michael Emery Hecker for Westword
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Flume Shares A Dozen Samples For Producers To Use & Create With
Nine new names to look out for
It’s strange to think that Kaskade’s REDUX journey began seven years ago. Back then, his chilled out sets reached a special pocket of his fans at smaller clubs like TAO Las Vegas. These days, REDUX sets can fill venues as big as the Hollywood Palladium and still have room to grow. Despite that, the shows are meant to be as intimate as they started…meaning a move to expand the size was hard to justify. Kaskade addresses this and more in a series of tweets. He talks about the main vision of REDUX first, then elaborates on this specific issue before revealing that he will in fact that he will be expanding the size of the shows even further. While it comes at the risk of a series misunderstandings, the venue size expansion is a huge win for everyone who wants the Redux experience.
Kaskade just announced a new run of shows for the REDUX Fall Tour. Check them out here.
REDUX. A few thoughts…
I have been meaning to sit down and write something but it has been an incredibly busy year… so I am just going stream of conciseness here on the short form thought platform, twitter. Excuse me. If you want it to make any sense try and read in order… sorry.
When I write a song… I do this because it satisfies something inside of me. I make music cause I love the process. But in the end I like to share what I have made – although that part can be really really scary – cause people can tell you that you suck…
…that part can be hard. Nobody wants to hear that something they dreamt up in there head is crap – or does not work or whatever might be on the down side. So it can be a scary process – the sharing part that is…
I tell this as it relates to redux. Originally it was a bit of a throwback for me. After loads of touring in 2012 I came up with the idea cause I was missing the club shows. Missing the small sweaty house parties. The vibe. Playing an arena is dope but it is different…
So the idea was to try and squeeze in some of these kinds of shows in between the festival plays and the massive arena shows and all the fireworks on confetti etc. etc.
To me it is not that one is better than the other… they are different. I love it all. I WANT THE CAKE AND I WANT TO EAT IT TOO. So I made some time to squeeze it in there…
…then people were like “bro.. I seen you 17 times and I can’t get a freaking redux ticket cause I work and I am busy when they go on sale. Why you hate me?!”….
I have heard some variation of this kind of thing time and time again over the last 7 years since starting redux… this is the kind of stuff that keeps me up at night….
I don’t write a song and put it under my pillow. I don’t play shows so only a few can get in…
…so for the last few years I have been messing with the idea of trying to make redux bigger in size to accommodate more people BUT still keep the vibe and intention of the original idea… CAN THIS BE DONE?!?!
I have sat with my team, had phone call after phone call – emails shooting out my ass. To try and get it right. I have gone back and forth explaining what I want and how I want to do it…
Ultimately I went with this. The idea has to grow. It is impossible to freeze things and keep them exactly as they are. Impossible. So after wrestling with this for a few years I tried it out in New York…
That night. Oh man that night. That was it. The redux show I had there this past spring was it. Magic. This is what I strive for each and every time. That. That vibe. This is what it is all about…
…so after that night I could see that – yeah this can be done in a bigger room and still work. It can be more inclusive. It can be bigger than a few hundred people…
…this is how we got here. The fall tour of redux. A few bigger rooms, a few more cities…
Now listen. I try to get it right. I try to do it in places that welcome this kind of sound and vibe but I can’t know the ins and outs of every city but my team has put a ton of effort into this and I trust we will get I right…
…now I know of a few of you are out there shaking your heads. I know I know. I get you. “Why couldn’t he just keep it small and how it was” I hear you but it ain’t 1997 it is 2019 and I am here for it. So we move ahead into the future. With the good and bad…
So I really hope for the few Chad’s out there standing on the floor screaming “where is the drop you clown” there will be thousands of others that leave the club wondering what the hell just happened and when can it happen AGAIN!!!
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On August 14th, 2018, Excision reaffirmed why he reigns supreme at the top of the bass music mountain
Excision (real name Jeff Abel) has long been known to be the king of bass music. He further cemented that title with the epic, 14-track collection Apex. The album has been breaking necks since its debut in 2018. For Abel, his fourth album release was the sonic celebration of a long journey to the top of the bass music mountain. After the success of his 2016 album Virus, he had a lot to live up to. He did not disappoint.
The tracklist has a little something for everyone who is a fan of bass music. It features a variety of styles from face-melting dubstep and even a melodic breakdown from Illenium and Shallows. His longtime protege Dion Timmer had a number of guest appearances along the way. It's bold and in your face, and it yet again raised the bar for traditional bass music and dubstep.
The message behind the album as told by Abel was deeper than may originally be perceived. It reflects the ups and downs of his own life. “Whether or not you are happy on your current path is irrelevant, we all have our own mountains to climb, but through hard work and positivity, we can overcome them,” he's said.
To top off the success of Apex, Abel brought together some of bass music's top artists to deliver the official remix package for the studio-length album. Featured on Apex: The Remixes were 12th Planet, Dion Timmer, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Subtronics, SLANDER, Downlink, and more. The crown was passed down to deliver on an already impressive tracklist.
With over ten years of touring under his belt, running the music festivals Bass Canyon and Lost Lands, and delivering chart-topping hits, Apex was the perfect demonstration of all Abel has delivered to the industry.FOLLOW EXCISION:
A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault in a Swedish court. However, the hip hop star will reportedly avoid any more jail time for the crime.
The rapper, real name Rakim Mayers, and two others faced up to two years in prison for assaulting a 19-year-old man, Mustafa Jafari. However, prosecutors only requested six months. The team representing Rocky said he acted in self-defense, because the man had been harassing and following his entourage around Stockholm.
The judges handed down their verdict on Wednesday: Rocky was found guilty of assault, but with no additional prison sentence. The judges deemed that “the assault has not been of such a serious nature that a prison sentence must be chosen.”
Rocky previously spent about a month in jail leading up to the trial.
Rocky returned to his home in the United States on August 2, before the verdict was issued this week.
The hip hop star has yet to comment on the court result. Stay tuned.
Source: Vox | Photo: Phil Knott
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: A$AP Rocky Found Guilty of Assault in Sweden, But No More Jail Time
Unexpected styles intersect in from the bass' latest single.
Just when you thought every genre fusion had already been done, from the bass has arrived with a truly outside-the-box musical concept. "Surp" sees the Seoul-born, Sydney-based DJ/producer seamlessly fuse rap, festival trap and bass house into a single hard-hitting production. It's out now on Pantheon Select.
"Surp" starts out like a rap song with gritty, edgy verses underscored by a fat bass line. It froths up into festival trap at the first half of the drop, with meticulous sound design subtleties reinforcing the almost percussive sound design elements. Suddenly, the beat structure shifts into a four-on-the-floor drum pattern - but against all odds, everything fits together to form a cohesive whole.View the original article to see embedded media.
Stream or download "Surp" by from the bass via Pantheon Select here.Follow from the bass:
The Parliament Art Car has officially arrived.
Just when we thought Insomniac had delivered the full lineup for Nocturnal Wonderland 2019, they go and add a whopping 13 more. In a post made by the head honcho himself, Pasquale Rotella, it was announced that the festival would be getting cut short due to sound laws affecting the Glen Helen Amphitheater. In return, the festival will open two hours earlier at 3:00 OM and add in more surprises. One of these includes the Parliament Art Car, which has never been featured on the West Coast.
The Parliament Art Car will showcase Atlast, ETC! ETC!, HVDES, JayCeeOh, Rawtek, JSTJR, UZ, Yakz, a Mat Zo drum and bass set, and Space Yacht. According to the post, more artists are still to come. The car has become a fan favorite at Electric Daisy Carnival since its debut in 2017. It's a 55-foot mobile dance floor decked out with lasers, flames, a top-of-the-line sound system, and a 360-degree "nest" for the giant owl. No word yet if the design will change for Nocturnal, but no doubt this should be a stop on your stage to-do list.View the original article to see embedded media.
Nocturnal Wonderland is Insomniac's original festival, dating back even further than EDC. It began back in 1995 and has been a staple in rave culture ever since. This year's lineup will include DJ Snake, Zeds Dead, Malaa, Camelphat, Jauz, and many more.
The 2019 edition of Nocturnal Wonderland will take place on September 14th and 15th for the final time at the Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernadino, California. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the event website.FOLLOW NOCTURNAL WONDERLAND:
Yesterday, masked trap duo ATLiens promised to take their masks off with little warning. This announcement obviously sent fans into a frenzy as the two had never done this before, and it would be one less anonymous DJ group out in the world.
9:00 PM rolled around, and sure enough, a new video was posted to their Instagram. With bated breath, we watched the two lift up their masks to reveal… Hekler and Marauda?
While this would definitely be an interesting turn of events, Your EDM can confirm that these two are not the actual men behind the project, and this appears to be just an elaborate troll.
At the end of the day, while it has no bearing on how much we enjoy seeing ATLiens live, we do feel a bit misled here. Check out the “reveal” below.View this post on Instagram
A post shared by ATLiens (@atliensofficial) on Aug 13, 2019 at 9:02pm PDT
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: ATLiens Mask Reveal: Two Surprising DJs Behind The Alien Duo [VIDEO]
"Man's First Inhibitions" was previewed at Moonrise Festival.
Back in April, fans at Space Yacht in Los Angeles convinced NGHTMRE to perform an encore. What he delivered was a surprise preview of a new collaboration with ZHU. We haven't heard any news about the track since the small performance, but flash forward to Moonrise Festival this past weekend and it's back again. The track was dropped during the GUD Vibrations set between NGHTMRE and SLANDER.
Baltimore, Maryland was treated to the official track name when NGHTMRE announced the title, "Man's First Inhibitions." It opens with a Stranger Things-esque, bass-heavy vibe as ZHU's distinct vocals came in. The breakdown leans more hip-hop influenced. One thing is for sure, this track is going to slap when it's officially released.View the original article to see embedded media.
No word has come out when exactly "Man's First Inhibitions" will be released. In the meantime, you can catch NGHTMRE on tour with SLANDER, Seven Lions and Glitch Mob on the Alchemy Tour which will be heading across North America. The tour will span across 19 cities in the United States starting on September 4th and finishing on October 13th in Arizona. For all ticketing and touring information, visit here.
Ah, the unofficial end of summer – Labor Day Weekend.
There really isn’t a better party weekend to be had all summer long, and nobody does LDW like Las Vegas. Events giant Hakkasan has curated a stacked lineup in honor of the long weekend, bringing Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Illenium and more to the Strip from August 29 – September 2. Additional starpower for the weekend comes by way of performances from Tiesto, Playboi Carti, Tyga, and Lil Jon among others.
Between nightclub properties Hakkasan, JEWEL, 1 OAK, and OMNIA, there’s a taste for everyone, and that’s even before considering the poolside lineups at WET Republic and LIQUID. From Desiigner to Porter Robinson, there’s a party for everyone in Vegas this year for LDW, courtesy of Hakkasan. To see Hakkasan’s full lineups and purchase tickets, click here.
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Electronic meets heavy metal in this dark and nostalgic anthem.
Brandon Carroll, better known a SWARM, has teamed up with Mike Torres A.K.A. ATHRS to create a haunting, new hybrid tune. Both artists have heavy influences from electronic and rock/metal music, and "Singing to the Sky" fuses these worlds together with soul snatching melodies and heavy-hitting bass.
Blurring the lines of genres, Florida natives SWARM and ATHRS mix together live instrumentation with eerie synths and metallic bass to create an organic yet electronic vibe from start to finish. ATHRS' passionate vocals bring the song to life as he "sings to the sky" in desperation for an answer back.
SWARM commented on the track saying:
"Long before SWARM, I played in a metal band. 12+ years later, I’m exploring ways to inject electronic music with that aggression that metal is so good at capturing. When I met ATHRS, we realized that we shared a similar background in music, so we got to work. I see this song as a mixture of modern electronic production and “it’s not a phase, mom!!” nostalgia."
"Singing to the Sky" is available now on all streaming platforms. Grab your favorite band tee, your tightest pair of jeans, and all of your leftover teenaged angst and get ready to rock.FOLLOW ATHRS
There is no moment more exciting than when young, up and coming artists join forces to create fresh music because it has all the more potential to become unstoppable. This is certainly the case for Jason Yan, Aiden and SAMURAI as they release their brand new track “Losing Myself”. Track review: Jason Yan “Losing Myself” …
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American rap icon A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault in Sweden following a street altercation earlier this summer, though he will avoid jail time. Rocky’s trial began July 30 in Stockholm, following the rapper’s detention in a Swedish prison for one month. After the three-day trial wrapped on August 2 the “Distorted Records” emcee was allowed to return to the US to await his verdict.
Rocky was initially detained alongside team members Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers for allegedly attacking Mustafa Jafari in Stockholm on June 30. Prosecutors allege that the trio beat, kick, and threatened Jafari with a bottle.
“Based on statements from two witnesses, the court finds that the defendants were not subject to a current or imminent criminal attack,” the ruling said.
Because the court could not prove a bottle was used during the attack, Rocky, Rispers, and Corniel will not have to serve further jail time. The conditional sentence given to Rocky means that he will be subject to a probationary period of two years. The court awarded damages of 12,500 Swedish Krona ($1,300) to the victim, “for violation of his integrity and pain and suffering.” The defendants were also ordered to pay fees of 80,610 Swedish Krona (nearly $8,400) for the victim’s lawyer.
While Rocky’s lawyer maintains that the artist is “disappointed” with the outcome, the artist has evaded additional jail time in Sweden which means he can return to touring and creating music, though Rocky has clearly stated he will never return to Sweden.
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In less than a month’s time, The BPM Festival takes to Portimão, Portugal for the third time. The weekend of Sept. 12-15, dozens of artists and thousands of fans will flock to the Algarve coast to experience performances by some of techno and house music’s hottest names.
The festival just revealed its final lineup additions: Alan Nieves, Andrew Meller, Archie Hamilton, Caleb Calloway, David Berrie, Eli Brown, Fatima Hajji, Gonçalo, Janson, JDP, Lee Jo Life, Luke Welsh, Kyle Hall, Macca, Mason Collective, Melé, Mobb Handed, Oli Blanc, Olli Ryder, Raul Pacheco, Ray Mono, Serginho, Silvie Loto, Sinisa Tamamovic, and Tiago Fragateiro. These additions round out an already stellar initial lineup, which can be viewed in full below.
Attractions also include 20 showcases taking place over the course of the festival, giving attendees endless opportunities to experience BPM to its full extent.
Learn more and buy tickets here.
Photo credit: Alec Donnell Luna