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Four Loko Reveals 14% ABV Hard Seltzer To Compete With White Claw

Latest from Your EDM - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 15:09
Four Loko Reveals 14% ABV Hard Seltzer To Compete With White Claw

While the whole country was focused on White Claws and Trulys, Four Loko was working behind the scenes on a truly diabolical creation. The alcoholic drink brand known for 90% of blackouts in college (that’s an obvious exaggeration, but…) just teased a new hard seltzer drink with nearly triple the alcohol of other brands. For comparison, White Claw has an ABV of 5%.

Flavored hard seltzers have become the pre-game drink of choice for many in 2019 with how easy they are to drink, and how fashionable they’ve become in meme and internet culture. But if there’s any brand that has more power in internet culture than White Claw, it’s Four Loko.

White Claw currently commands a whopping 50% of the market share of hard seltzers, and it saw sales rise by 223% in just the month of July alone. While Natural Light and PBR both announced their own hard seltzers this weekend, both with higher ABV than White Claw at 6% and 8% respectively, Four Loko is the only one poised to take the crown.

See the creative marketing from Four Loko since the product’s announcement yesterday below.

Hard Seltzers ran so we could fly pic.twitter.com/g5ilBIyhl4

— Four Loko (@fourloko) August 13, 2019

Spiked seltzer:
Me: pic.twitter.com/RmxyFL6B7J

— Four Loko (@fourloko) August 14, 2019

I declare this a thing https://t.co/x8C1vRxpTW

— Four Loko (@fourloko) August 14, 2019

Got Four Loko trending in the U.S.pic.twitter.com/muKbAujyMB

— Four Loko (@fourloko) August 14, 2019

and I OOP- pic.twitter.com/weunHyIMfm

— Four Loko (@fourloko) August 14, 2019

And if this ends up turning you into an alcoholic, at least there’s some help on the horizon.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Four Loko Reveals 14% ABV Hard Seltzer To Compete With White Claw

Secret Project’s 2019 lineup is underground perfection—Four Tet, Modeselektor, Honey Dijon, Daniel Avery, and more

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 15:00
Secret Project’s 2019 lineup is underground perfection—Four Tet, Modeselektor, Honey Dijon, Daniel Avery,  and moreIvan Meneses For Insomniac Events 2

Secret Project broke ground in LA with its first edition, hosting some of the electronic underground’s finest selectors in Chinatown’s urban center while providing a well-rounded experience with craft food and cocktail programming. The tradition continues in October, and one could even argue that the Insomniac festival’s sophomore billing is even edgier than its predecessor.

Honey Dijon, Modeselektor, Four Tet, Nina Kraviz & Helena Hauff, and Daniel Avery are a few of Secret Project’s headliners, already capturing a wide range of electronic music spanning from the left-field to deep house. Another huge treat is Âme; while the duo’s regularly touring half Kristian carried the group’s moniker in 2018, this time sees a very rare live appearance by Frank Wiedemann. He’ll be playing back-to-back with KiNK for what’s set to be an exceptional live showing. Finally, festival bookers recognize a wide array of burgeoning and buzzy talents in the form of Jayda G, Mall Grab, Denis Sulta, Gerd Janson, and more.

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​LA's Secret Project drops its 2019 line-up

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Featuring Four Tet, Ben UFO, Helena Hauff, Dennis Sulta and more

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Nocturnal Wonderland Adds Additional Artists to Its Already Stacked Lineup

Latest from Global Dance Electronic - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 14:59

We understand those who have little faith in the “More Acts To Be Announced” section of festival lineups. While the phenomenon of that one big name that would make you block out your schedule and go raving is rare, Nocturnal Wonderland just outdid themselves with six new names; JSTJR, ETC! ETC!, Rawtek, HVDES, Kayoh and a special Drum N Bass set from Mat Zo (aka MRSA). This already stacked roster of artist just turned into an insane assortment of talent, making a trip one last time to the Glen Helen rave way more worth it.

Secure your tickets to Nocturnal Wonderland as we say goodbye to raves at the iconic Glen Helen Amphitheater. Tickets are sure to sell out!

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Breaking Down the Best Nominees for the 2019 MTV VMAs

EDM.com - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 14:59

The 2019 MTV VMAs are set to crown this year’s most talented artists once more. EDM Nominees include The Chainsmokers, Clean Bandit and DJ Snake.

The upcoming 2019 MTV Video Music Awards is just around the corner, and will once again crown the world’s most talented electronic and dance artists. Set to take place on August 26th, 2019 at the Prudential Centre in Newark, this will be the first-ever edition of the famed VMA ceremony to take place in the state of New Jersey.

Sebastian Maniscalco is slated to be hosting the 36th annual ceremony this year, and so far, there are two major artists leading the nominations board. Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande are both at the top, with 10 nominations each, and there are plenty of popular dance nominees jostling for this year’s highest spots as well. Billie Eilish is chasing up Swift and Grande with a whopping nine nominations, and just behind her is Lil Nas X with eight, leaving it purely up to talent and fate when it comes to this year’s ultimate award winners.

Nominations for the Best Dance Video:

The award for the Best Dance Video celebrates the year’s most innovative and eye-catching choreographed dances in music videos. A number of extremely talented artists have hit the nominations board this year, including numerous big names on the EDM scene.

This year’s nominees for Best Dance are The Chainsmokers - “Call You Mine” [ft. Bebe Rexha]; Clean Bandit - “Solo” [ft. Demi Lovato]; DJ Snake - “Taki Taki” [ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B]; David Guetta / Bebe Rexha / J Balvin - “Say My Name”; Marshmello / Bastille - “Happier”; and Silk City / Dua Lipa - “Electricity.”

Nominations for Artist of the Year:

This year’s nominations in the Artist of the Year category may also be very familiar to EDM industry connoisseurs, as well as those who have a passion for pop. Topping the ranks are Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Halsey, the Jonas Brothers, and legendary newcomer to the world of music Shawn Mendes.

Nominations for Song of the Year:

2019 has produced some truly iconic songs, including the likes of Halsey's "Nightmare," The Killers' "Land of the Free," and Jamie N Commons and Skylar Grey's "Runaway Train." With that said, there can only be one winner this year, and considering that the stakes are so high, only the best of the best have made the list.

So far, the songs that listeners have voted as the catchiest songs of 2019 are Drake – “In My Feelings,” Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”; Jonas Brothers – “Sucker,” and Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow.” Also strong in the runnings are Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix),” and Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down.”

Nominations for Best New Artist:

Presented by none other than Taco Bell, this year’s nominations in the Best New Artist category are all highly deserving of winning the accolade. Nominees include Ava Max, legendary 17-year-old pop songstress Billie Eilish, H.E.R., Lil Nas X, and Lizzo. Billie Eilish has rocketed to stardom thanks to her grungy track “bad guy,” and Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” is the stuff of legends. However, as for whether they can top equally talented H.E.R., Lizzo and ROSALÍA are still to be seen!

Nominations for Best Collaboration:

Is there anything better than two or more of your favorite EDM and pop artists teaming up to create awesome new music together? We didn’t think so either. MTV’s Best Collaboration category this year includes hit tracks like Lil Nas X - “Old Town Road (Remix)” [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus] and the iconic Lady Gaga / Bradley Cooper - “Shallow.” Also eligible to win this year are Shawn Mendes / Camila Cabello - “Señorita,” Taylor Swift - “ME!” [ft. Brendon Urie], Ed Sheeran / Justin Bieber - “I Don’t Care,” and BTS - “Boy With Luv” [ft. Halsey].

Other Nominees to Watch Out For:

There are a few other choice categories at this year’s MTV VMA Awards that have experts and listeners alike bursting with excitement. Keep an eye on the Video for Good category, in which the industry’s most charitable artists like Lil Dicky, John Legend and The Killers have appeared. 2019’s nominees here include Halsey – “Nightmare”; The Killers – “Land of the Free”; Jamie N Commons, Skylar Grey ft. Gallant – “Runaway Train”; John Legend – “Preach”; Lil Dicky – “Earth” and Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down.”

EDM lovers may also be interested in who wins the Best Visual Effects award for obvious, festival-related reasons. Voters have so far selected Billie Eilish – “when the party’s over” – Visual Effects by Ryan Ross, Andres Jaramillo; FKA Twigs – “Cellophane” – Visual Effects by Matt Chandler, Fabio Zaveti for Analog and Ariana Grande – “God is a Woman” – Visual Effects by Fabrice Lagayette, Kristina Prilukova & Rebecca Rice for Mathematic to nab the title. 

Tune in on August 26th to see who is crowned the ultimate winner in each category on August 26th from 9:00 PM EST on MTV.

Secret Project Festival Reveals 2019 Lineup

Latest from Global Dance Electronic - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 14:32

Following an amazing 2018 debut, Secret Project Festival 2019 returns to Los Angeles in mid-October, immersing itself in the creative community surrounding Chinatown’s Naud Street to present a pioneering two-day block party.

Secret Project emerges from a neighborhood that has quietly, over the last few years, become one of the most exciting in Los Angeles. Hidden between the Gold Line, the renovated Historic State Park and the LA River, Chinatown’s Naud Street neighborhood has added world class restaurants, art galleries and events, a wealth of street art walls, uniquely creative businesses and cutting edge musical projects from Factory 93.

It is a first of its kind festival in LA, dedicated to presenting the avant-garde, indie leaning and esoteric strains of electronic music, in a unique outdoor daytime setting. After last years epic festival, it’s only right Factory 93 brought it back for 2019. Secret Project will house two main stages in the industrial core of Chinatown – an incredible location for a genre of music that has often been associated with urban centers like Berlin and Detroit. In line with events like Movement and Sonar, Secret Project will takeover venues throughout downtown LA for a range of after-parties with details and lineups soon to be announced.

Secret Project is presented by Factory 93, who have a long-standing commitment to showcasing forward thinking music and culture at large-scale shows in Los Angeles, and uniquely programmed stages at some of the world’s best festivals. Factory 93 was a pioneer in this neighborhood, having produced events in the area since 2016.

This year’s Secret Project Festival 2019 Lineup will be soundtracked by the worlds best DJs and live acts as they’ll bringing in Four Tet, Dixon, Nina Kraviz B2B Helena Haugg, Peggy Gou, AME (Live) B2B Kink (Live), Honey Dijon, Modeselektor (Live), and much more to be announced. This lineup will have you grooving over the course of two days.

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Kayzo Unleashes His Second Album With 1788-L, K?d, TYNAN, & More

Latest from Your EDM - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 14:30

It was only last year that Kayzo dropped his debut album OVERLOAD, but he’s already back with the follow up and it’s impossibly hard to overstate how much he’s improved since.

My own opinion of his first album attempt isn’t entirely favorable — I can’t say I’ve listened to the album once since it was released in January 2018. I won’t be able to say the same for Unleashed, the second album from Kayzo filled with amazing collaborators and innovative takes on the dance music/emo fusion that he first began exploring last year.

Unleashed measures in at 15 tracks, with collaborators on every song. Rather than helping to spread the load, Kayzo has truly made the most of every collaboration and brought out the best in both himself and his studio partners. Whether it’s just a vocalist feature like blessthefall on the screamo “Before The Storm” or producer like 1788-L or K?d on “ARK” or “Antidance,” respectively, his own sound is wholly identifiable.

This album is not only stronger in its overall production, but also in the direction it takes. OVERLOAD seemed aimless at times, maybe like it was trying to do too much at once. Unleashed, on the other hand, hones in on Kayzo’s core sound and pushes it to the limit on every track. Whether it’s hardstyle, dubstep, psytrance or whatever else, he approaches every track with a take-no-prisoners mentality and it absolutely shows.

Check out Unleashed from Kayzo below!



 

Photo via OHDAGYO.com

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GRiZ Keeps It Coming With Bangers[2].Zip EP, Announces Ride Waves Tour Season Two

EDM.com - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 14:15

The three-track EP features the highly anticipated Subtronics collab, “Griztronics.”

Just four months removed from releasing his sixth studio album, Ride Waves, Denver-based recording artist GRiZ might have his most anticipated release to date in the form of his new EP, Bangers[2].Zip.

This latest release follows July's first installment of the Bangers EP series, which flaunted a new "riddim-inspired" style for the notoriously funky producer. This new GRiZ sound became even more in demand over the last month after dubstep act Subtronics teased their new collaboration at Electric Forest.

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The track quickly gained viral support and acclaim, and subsequently found a home on today's new EP, released via the Deadbeats label. Fittingly named “Griztronics,” it encapsulates a blend of both artist’s styles, mashing up Subtronics' heavy dub sound with GRiZ' infectious rhythms. The track finds charm with vocals from the latter artist himself, who uses the samples to transition quickly into different drops and bass lines. The drop itself is unparalleled, delivering a spooky, wobbling sound that continues to wow listeners even after numerous listens. “Griztronics” is undoubtedly the highlight of this three-track EP, and is one fans can expect to hear regularly on the dubstep festival circuit this fall. 

PHOTO COURTESY OF DEADBEATS (VIA INFAMOUS PR)

“Freak the Method” features a more familiar GRiZ sound, an electronic rockstar who likes to mash genre and style. The track charges out of the gate with guitars and distorted vocals from GRiZ once again, and further lashes out with funky bass lines at the drop. The blend of rock guitar and dubstep is an ode to his previous catalog, and further proves this artist doesn’t like being nailed down to one sound. This is further evidenced on “Push the Vibe,” a jazzy dubstep tune that caps the EP off on an aggressive note.

After releasing a full album and going on tour all summer, GRiZ isn’t remotely ready to slow things down. This EP also comes with the news that the Ride Waves Tour will continue throughout the fall. Find the dates for “Season Two” below, and stream Bangers[2].Zip here.

September 26 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
September 27 - Washington, DC - The Anthem
September 28 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 29 - Charlottesville, VA - Sprint Pavilion
October 2 - Birmingham, AL - Avondale Brewing Company
October 3 - Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium
October 4 - Indianapolis, IN - The Pavilion at Pan Am
October 5 - Chicago, IL - Navy Pier at Festival Hall
October 9 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion
October 10 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
October 11 - Atlanta, GA - Coca-Cola Roxy
October 12 - New Orleans, LA - Fillmore New Orleans
October 15 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
October 17 - Seattle, WA - The Paramount Theatre
October 18 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom
October 19 - Eugene, OR - The Cuthbert Amphitheater
October 24 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
October 26 - Berkeley, CA - The Greek Theatre

Find more info on the tour here.

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Fraze Flips the Script in Melodic Trap Single "Party Girl"

EDM.com - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 14:02

This isn't your typical trap tune.

When most of us think of trap, we imagine bombastic, bone-rattling drops over deafening percussive elements. Fraze is here to show you that the genre has more dimension than that. He's delivered a song titled "Party Girl" that incorporates distinctive melodic elements to yield a song with more singalong appeal than your typical festival banger.

"Party Girl" largely hinges around an anthemic female vocal, along with sound design elements atypical of the melodic trap subgenre. Also setting the single apart is its infectious drop; you could actually dance to this one rather than strictly headbanging for a change.

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Stream or download "Party Girl" by Fraze across platforms here.

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William Black and RØRY Open Up About Addiction in “Drown The Sky”

EDM.com - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 13:38

The latest release off Trap Nation’s Lowly. is William Black and RØRY’s insightful take on sobriety.

Known for his vulnerable explorations into sensitive, taboo subjects, William Black is back again with another meaningful, heartfelt release. This time, he is joined by U.K.-based vocalist RØRY (real name Roxanne Emery) to bring us the raw, emotion-packed single “Drown The Sky” via Lowly..

Inspired by Black's moments of clarity on the path to sobriety, “Drown The Sky” is a passionate and insightful look into the struggles of addiction. “Right before I got sober, I had this moment where I finally realized that I couldn’t go on with all the pain I was causing to myself, and more importantly, those who cared for me,” he revealed. “In that moment I finally wanted to change.”

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Having a similar history, RØRY was a perfect fit as a vocalist on the track. “RØRY had recently gotten sober and we connected having been through such a similar experience despite our different backgrounds,” Black continued. “The hope is that ‘Drown The Sky’ helps others to know they’re not alone and that there is a way forward."

Black’s relatable lyrics have resonated with listeners globally, earning his 2018 Universe EP a #1 spot on the iTunes Dance Chart. His heart-wrenching sound has also earned him the support of Illenium, one of EDM’s most well-known and emotion-provoking producers. Between being featured on Spotify and Apple’s top subscribed-to playlists and playing support for Adventure Club, Dabin, and Illenium’s separate tours, Black’s distinct, tasteful sound will continue to bring meaning to all who listen. 

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Up next, fans can expect an official music video for “Drown The Sky." Black will also be playing as support on Illenium’s Fall 2019 Ascend Tour, which includes tour stops across the United States. For all ticketing and tour information, visit here

The LA.-.based producer has also announced a full-length album to be released soon.

Stream or download William Black's "Drown The Sky" today. 

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Storm Area 51 Festival Denounced in Rachel, Nevada Residents' Statement

EDM.com - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 13:23

"Most residents do not like where this event is going and will respond accordingly."

What seemed like a move towards legitimacy for the Storm Area 51 originator has resulted in even more pushback. Alienstock, the festival inspired by the satirical Facebook event, has been announced for September 20th-22nd in Rachel, Nevada - but residents of the remote area have raised a number of concerns.

A statement on the Rachel, Nevada website claims that Alienstock's organizers have not done their due diligence in consulting the town's residents. "They threaten to 'take over Rachel' and claim that the residents are 'on board,' [sic]" reads a passage. "The residents were not asked and are not on board [sic] and will certainly not allow their town to be taken over."

The statement also addresses numerous logistical factors complicating the proposed event. For starters, it says the CDP with a population of only 50 has no store or gas station, and its only inn has been booked for the weekend in question. "If you plan on attending the event you must be experienced in camping, hiking and surviving in a harsh desert environment and have a vehicle in good shape," it says.

A spokesperson on behalf of Alienstock was not immediately available when EDM.com reached out for comment.

H/T: EDMTunes

Alienstock Festival Town Issues Warning To Anyone Trying To Come Party

Latest from Your EDM - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 13:08

Days after the Area 51 raid event officially announced Alienstock for this September, the town of Rachel, Nevada has responded with a warning to potential attendees: “The residents were not asked and are not on board and will certainly not allow their town to be taken over.”

Event organizer Brock Daily with The Hidden Sound told Your EDM in early August, “We know exactly what we need for our infrastructure, and we drove out to Rachel, NV to speak with the owners of the Little A’LE’INN motel. They have the only Diner in the whole town of 50 people. They’re trying to prepare the best they can, and offered us the opportunity to work with the entire town and turn this into an organized music & arts festival!”

An update on the Rachel, Nevada website apparently aims to discredit that claim. It’s unclear who runs the website and if it speaks for the whole town, but the message is clear: anyone planning to attend should be ready for inhospitable conditions.

“A dubious group claiming a connection to chaotic events like Burning Man and the Las Vegas Electric Music Festival has taken over this event,” the website homepage now reads. “They threaten to ‘take over Rachel’ and claim that the residents are ‘on board’. The residents were not asked and are not on board and will certainly not allow their town to be taken over.”

The Alienstock event page on Facebook currently has a little over 17,000 RSVPs. It’s unclear if these individuals are serious about attending or not. You can read more about the festival on their website here.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Alienstock Festival Town Issues Warning To Anyone Trying To Come Party

A$AP Rocky found guilty of assault

Latest from MixMag - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 12:07

The US rapper was recently released after serving a month in jail

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In Conversation With Kalami [Interview]

Latest from Global Dance Electronic - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 12:02

We caught up with up and coming, Mexican artist Kalami; as he fires up his new single, ‘My Heart Beats’ – delivering a big dose of sun drenched vibes, with summer now in full swing.

Welcome to Global Dance Electronic, Kalami! How’s everything in your world right now? 

Thanks a lot Global Dance Electronic for this opportunity of working along with you. Everything is going very well thanks for asking. Gym, family, work and working on some new releases as well.

How did the concept of Kalami come to life & what’s the meaning behind the name?

Back in 2016 I was playing along with a friend of mine as RNM, we had some music differences so we split and I decided to start working on my own projects. The name was really hard to find, I was asking friends, even making some posts on Instagram and Facebook to find what i needed, or what I wanted, since I wanted the name to fit the type of music. So by summer of 2017 it finally happened. I went to Corfu (Greece) and there is this beach called Kalami, just northeast of the island. So, I really loved the name, and since it was fitting all my needs, you know, Beach, Tropical sense, Dance scene, etc. I decided to adopt the name. 

I also love to give it another meaning sometimes as a joke. Kalamity. 

Let’s discuss your new single, ‘My Heart Beats’ – how long did it take you to produce?

Of course, thanks for asking. ‘My Heart Beats’, surprisingly it was the track that took me less time than the others. I would say 2 months to finish the whole recording and producing process. 

It has a real sunshine vibe; did you always plan to release the record in the summer months?

Actually, I did. This song was finished by September last year (2018), so I took the risk and decided to wait until April or May this year to release it. You know, beginning of the summer, start feeling fresh, beach tropical vibes, etc. 

Looking back at your journey as an artist, what’s been the biggest challenge you’ve faced?

I believe what any other artist faced at the beginning of their careers…. Putting yourself out there. Between other things that have been difficult for me is the fact that I don’t own a studio, so for each track I have to lease one so I can give them the quality that I want. Working with vocalists, is hard for someone like me who’s really picky to find someone that fits your track exactly the way you want. 

But, everything is part of the journey! And I’m grateful for it. 

And on the flip side, what’s been your most significant achievement?

In terms of my career… right now, I don’t know – I’m still in the first phase of my artist journey, I’m sure there will be many ups and downs to come. 

For life in general… to have all things I ever wanted. My own car, my own house, make my own music, having the support of my family and friends and travel a lot! That last one is very significant for me.

What the music scene in your homeland like, currently?

I’m from Mexico. So the music scene here is mostly Latin Music, Urban Latin, Reggaeton and Latin Trap – which is actually something huge in music scene over here. Besides that, Mexican country music, like Banda Music or Norteño and Mariachi, which is something you can find on almost every corner.

As for EDM, it is really big – but only in Central Mexico. Places like Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey. As well as some beach areas like Cabo and Cancun, of course. 

If you could collaborate with any artist in the world, who would that be & why?

Easy. GALANTIS and DAFT PUNK would be my first choices. Daft punk it’s a duo that I’ve been listening since I was 7 years old, those guys are geniuses when it comes down to produce. Galantis. Well there is not Galantis track that I don’t like. They always put a lot of freshness, tropical but fun melody in their tracks, along with some other genres. So If there’s an artist that I would die to work on something, that would be them. Of course, Don Diablo, Swedish House Mafia, Alesso, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Kygo amongst others. I think is really important to collaborate, mostly because I know great things can come out of 2 styles and/or 2 minds. And that’s musically beautiful.

And finally, what’s next in the pipeline for Kalami in 2019 & beyond?

Well, for 2019 – I’m currently finishing 3 projects, I will most probably release 2 of them from now to December. I just released a brand new track right after “My Heart Beats” which is called “High On Life” and it is a collaboration. Other than that I have no extra plans but to travel and come back home to work on giving you guys some new music.

As for 2020, I’m working on a new EP/album, where some friends and I decided to record 2 songs each, in an acoustic unplugged style – which I think that’s something really cool. ‘My Heart Beats’ was actually my first choice. And I think is gonna be something Interesting/different because each of us make a completely different kind of music genre. So yeah, its gonna be real fun. Plus, I want to release another 2 new tracks of my own followed an EP by September 2020.

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Hekler, Marauda and ATLiens Troll Fans with False Unmasking

EDM.com - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 12:01

The ATLiens remain anonymous.

The world of bass music has one well-known, anonymous DJ/producer duo - and despite what they recently led fans to believe, it will stay that way. ATLiens announced plans to unmask, farcically revealing themselves to be Shaun Bacus, known professionally as Hekler, and Hamish Prasad, who recently rebranded from Mastadon to Marauda.

Yesterday, ATLiens tweeted plans to show their faces later in the evening. When it came time for the big reveal, the video clip showed Bacus and Prasad taking the duo's iconic masks off instead. Artists and fans closely familiar with the duo shared their amusement with the prank in the ensuing replies.

Following years of touring and single releases, ATLiens had released their debut EP, Invasion, in February of last year. Just last month they followed it up with a sophomore effort titled Ghost Planet.

What makes the spoof all the more timely is Prasad's aforementioned rebranding. He presumably made the change to avoid confusion between his brand and the Atlanta metal with which he previously shared a stage name.

Perhaps the troll is a sign of more to come from the three aforementioned acts. They have yet to publicly announce a collaboration of any kind at the time of writing, however.

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GRiZ follows up on his Bangerz.zip series with another exciting 3 tracks [LISTEN]

Latest from Global Dance Electronic - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 12:00

Grant Kwiecinski AKA GRiZ’s Bangers[2].zip keeps the momentum of his last release of the same name going with flair. With art of a scorpion and some real trippy saturated graphics behind it, this three track EP is an exciting addition to Zed’s Dead’s label catalog. The Deadbeats release starts with a fun skit: GriZ calling his collaborator Subrtonics to let him know that the call itself is the final task of the track. After the producer on the other line understands that the call will be recorded and pasted right at the start of Griztronics, the surprise in his voice makes for a nice laugh before the face melting production comes into play. 

The collab is a great way to kick off, fusing funky musicality with gritty instrumentation. To follow things up, Freak the Method calls two powerful elements of Kwiecinski’s musical arsenal into play: his own vocals and a guitar from his live shows. The track has a unique vibe to the other two, making it a nice track to balance the whole package out. The EP ends on an energetic note with Push the Vibe, with a host of hype-building vocal samples manipulated to great effect and an unmistakeable bassline that we cant wait to feel ourselves when the man himself swings by the Hollywood Palladium on Octiber 24th. 

This weekend starts Griz’s pathway to that show by way of his Ride Waves Season Two tour with a set at 515 Alive Music Festival in Des Moines, IA. He plans on scaling several cities with 24 shows total, emding his journey through the country in Berkeley’s Greek Theater on October 26th. Check out a full list of dates below and grab tickets here

GRiZ 2019 Live Dates

August 16-17 – Des Moines, IA – 515 Alive Music Festival

August 29 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium

August 30 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre^

August 31 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre#

September 26 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion*

September 27 – Washington, D.C. – The Anthem*

September 28 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre*

September 29 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion*

October 2 – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewery Amphitheatre*

October 3 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium*

October 4 – Indianapolis, IN – The Pavilion at Pan Am*

October 5 – Chicago, IL – Navy Pier at Festival Hall*

October 6 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival

October 9 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion*

October 10 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle*^

October 11 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy*#

October 12 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore*

October 13 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits

October 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex*

October 17 – Seattle, WA – The Paramount Theatre*

October 18 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom*

October 19 – Eugene, OR – The Cuthbert Amphitheater*

October 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium*

October 26 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre w/ CloZee*

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Justin OH impresses with bright, glitchy bass Monstercat release, ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:35
Justin OH impresses with bright, glitchy bass Monstercat release, ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’Justin Oh

South Korean producer, Justin OH, released a unique bass thriller, “Don’t Bring Me Down,” the sixth single from his forthcoming City of OZ album. The track that was debuted at Ultra and Tomorrowland combines bright synths, computer glitches, familiar wobbles, and airy vocals for a stark contrast from verse to hook. It’s unlike the standard dubstep, as the smorgasbord of sounds create an uplifting and menacing euphoria that curate a percussive, melodic breakbeat.

The Paul Oakenfold-discovered artist is known for his versatility as a songwriter, producing a wide array of electronic narratives from progressive house to hip-hop and future bass to dubstep. “Don’t Bring Me Down” leans towards the harder side, showcasing OH’s variability even within genre.

OH presents his cyberpunk reality at his live performances with a strong video component of his virtual world called “The City of OZ.” The new album will continue that storyline in the aural sense.

Shelter announces its giant 2019 ADE line-up

Latest from MixMag - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:22

Peggy Gou, Zip and Marcel Dettmann are amongst the names revealed

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Five Bonobo songs to spin at home ahead of his Brooklyn Mirage set

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:17
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Bonobo‘s expansive catalog of releases dates back to 2000, the year that the discerning sound-spinner set his debut LP, Animal Magic, loose with Ninja Tune. In the 19 years that have followed, the Bonobo earmark has grown synonymous with cerebral constructions that indulge in deeply textural explorations of Bonobo’s instrumental whims.

Long championed by fans as a transcendent approach to live electronic play, Bonobo’s format lures listeners to venues across the world, for strategic envelopment in Bonobo’s distinctively immersive sound. The producer will take his talents to New York’s beloved Brooklyn Mirage on August 17, to treat attendees to a luxuriant evening of lush soundscapes. Dancing Astronaut reminisces on five gems from Bonobo’s sprawling repertoire to ready readers for the electronic affair.

“Sapphire”

Harp strings add a tonal glimmer to “Sapphire,” a subdued offering that hails from Bonobo’s 2013 LP, The North Borders. Rich and languorous, “Sapphire” foregrounds percussive elements that add a crispness to the lighter body of the harp. Grounding bass that Bonobo weaves in an unimposing fashion focalizes the number.

“Stay The Same”

Andreya Triana lends her soft vocals to Bonobo’s “Stay The Same,” a number that is sustained by subtle, deep chords strummed on a guitar. The Black Sands inclusion from 2010 is a languidly paced tune that softly unfolds with multi-instrumental richness. A suave saxophone lends a buttery smoothness to the chorus, as the vocal-centric showing unhurriedly chugs forth.

“Nothing Owed”

Evocative of vintage jazz, “Nothing Owed” channels an aged authenticity. The downtempo ballad cyclically shifts its rhythm, which rises and falls in reliable surges. Sultry guitar riffs flirt with percussion as saxophone notes skirt over the instrumental interactions, affecting a fluid cacophony of sound.

“Linked”

Bonobo’s latest display surfaces as a slow-burning instrumental course of action that marks the producer’s first release since January 2019’s “Ibrik.” “Linked” starts off at a simmering pace that subtly mounts to flow forth with a temperate sense of ease. The melodies are pure and unimposing; the general tone of the track is cool and clean: a Bonobo emblem, for certain.

“Linked” embodies the sweetly climactic character that permeates through Bonobo’s catalog

“Ibrik”

Bonobo’s first original release in a nearly two-year time span, “Ibrik” re-introduced the melody weaver back into the electronic circle, where his absence was certainly felt among listeners. Strikes of a xylophone add a mesmerizing allure to this downtempo expo of Bonobo’s productive ease; it’s mellifluous, smooth, and refined, stylistically well within Bonobo’s wheelhouse.

Purchase tickets to Bonobo’s Brooklyn Mirage date, here.

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KOAN Sound announce ‘Intervals Above’ EP along with North American live tour

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:59
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KOAN Sound is an electronic act that is simply irreplaceable. Their brand of electro-funk is in a class of its own, borrowing from numerous genres including drum ‘n’ bass, dubstep, and even disco sometimes. There is no other act on the market who compares, sonically.

Such was the case for their debut album, Polychrome, which came out last year. They also recently revealed a VIP of their breakout hit “Meanwhile In The Future.” Now, the British pair have announced their next EP, Intervals Above, due out Sept. 6, which will kick off their upcoming In Parallel Tour with Haywyre.

The tour will take them all over the U.S. and Canada, and this will be a completely live tour. Considering the instrumental feel of their music, “live” in this case can mean anything from the duo ripping guitars to them bringing along guest musicians. The only way to find out is to show up.

View the full details for the In Parallel Tour below, and get tickets here

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