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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 82

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 21:46
Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 82Deters Beat Lab@0.

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

Listen in playlist format here.

Nora En Pure kicked off her year with the release of a beautiful new Spinnin’ single with Ashibah, “We Found Love.” A few months later, she’s released a small set of remixes for the track, including one she put together with Passenger 10. The pair have opted for a more understated take on the song, ditching the original’s bright melodies and piano for a more subtle atmosphere—one that would seem more appropriate pulsing through a hazy club than its radio-friendly predecessor. This version creates a dreamier environment and paints Ashibah’s vocals in a whole new light.

It’s been many months coming, but the wait for new Goldroom music has finally ended with the release of “Cocaine Girl.” Fans may recognize the intro to the track from his June “Saguaro” mix, which kicked off with what would later become his first release of 2019. “Cocaine Girl” features the blissful, sunshine-soaked melodies and beats we’ve come to know and love from Goldroom. It seems like this track might be the first release of many this year, as the artist wrote on his social media accounts: “Thank you for being so patient with me while I found myself. Shall we go on a journey together this year? There’s a lot of new music to share…”

2019 sees the return of Habstrakt in his finest house music form. He first burst into the new year with the moody “Darkness” on Spinnin’ in January and now returns with a mighty new house heater, “All Night.” Out via Musical Freedom Records, the track is Habstrakt in his classic form: cranking out a bassline that’s irresistible matched with catchy vocals. Prior to these two tracks, the last offering listeners received from Uncle Habby was the trap-centered “All Night” in October, so fans of his infectious house stylings likely rejoiced with his return to the moody pulsing beats.

CRi debuted on Anjunadeep last year with “Remember You” and makes a splendid return with his new EP, Initial. I gravitated toward the EP’s last track, “Hidden Places,” right off the bat because it’s different from the first two tracks. Instead of a house beat as a backbone, “Hidden Places” features an alluring and gradual build that seems to take place over the entire length of the song, giving the entire piece an introspective feel. The song seems to leave space in between the breakbeats and the contemplative melodies for the listener to truly dig deep into their emotions.

Bakermat follows February’s pop-oriented “Trouble” with a spirited rework of Beatchild and Justin Nozuka’s “The Only Difference.” The Amsterdam-based artist backs the soulful R&B track with a spirited dance floor-ready beat and plays up the lively piano melodies. The song works beautifully in both formats, never losing its passionate core. Bakermat continues to bring the party to whatever he’s producing, putting his unique stamp on songs of all shapes and genres.

Powabunga Festival Brings Zhu, Bob Moses and Justin Jay Deep Into the Rocky Mountains

Latest from EDM Sauce - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 21:14

There's a party happening deep in the Rockies – and you're invited! Next weekend launches the Powabunga Festival, an immersive musical experience located in the world-class Vail, Colorado and surrounding mountain areas. The festival will tap viral sensation ZHU, Grammy award-winning duo Bob Moses, Justin Jay (both of Dirtybird fame and with his entire band

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KLOUD Gives Illenium’s “Crashing” A Much Heavier Spin

Latest from Your EDM - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 19:55

Illenium left a lot of fans scratching their heads with his most recent single, “Crashing” featuring Bahari. While he’s slowly been moving in this directly, this single was the first that was more pop than electronic. We’d never criticize Illenium for simply branching out — after all, the song still sounds amazing — but I’d be lying if a lot of us weren’t hoping for something a little heavier.

Thankfully, a slew of remixes for “Crashing” just dropped, including the gritty KLOUD remix below, premiered by Proximity. From the very beginning, it easy to tell this remix is going in a darker direction. That textured bass synth lurking beneath the surface and the slightly pitched down vocals both hint at as much.

The drop of KLOUD’s remix is a seething electro house banger, focusing mostly on the melody and carrying it forward with a heavy and pulsing rhythm. It’s entirely at odds with the original, nor is it something that Illenium might himself make; but fans are sure to dig this one’s more weighty sound.

The remix pack also includes cuts from DROELOE and Rock Mafia, along with a stripped down version of the original — listen to them all below.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: KLOUD Gives Illenium’s “Crashing” A Much Heavier Spin

Zedd, Marshmello & More Take Home iHeartRadio Music Awards

Latest from Your EDM - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 19:55

The 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards winners are in!

When it comes to dance music, Zedd, Marshmello, Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers and Kygo have made their presence known in terms of radio play. But, Marshmello takes the cake for Dance Artist of the Year — as well as Best New Pop Artist — making him a standout crossover act.

Dance Song of the Year goes to Zedd for his massive hit “The Middle” with Maren Morris and Grey. No surprise here. The collaboration also wins the coveted Song of the Year category — it’s the ultimate radio jam.

The Chainsmokers are also recognized with Dance Album of the Year for their work with Sick Boy.

See the nominees in each category below.

2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Song of the Year:
“Better Now” – Post Malone
“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
“God’s Plan” – Drake
“Perfect” – Ed Sheeran
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Dance Album of the Year
The Chainsmokers – Sick Boy

Dance Song of the Year:
“Friends” – Marshmello and Anne-Marie
“Happier” – Marshmello featuring Bastille
“One Kiss” – Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa
“Remind Me To Forget” – Kygo featuring Miguel
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Dance Artist of the Year:
Calvin Harris
The Chainsmokers

Best New Pop Artist:



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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Zedd, Marshmello & More Take Home iHeartRadio Music Awards

2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards Full Winners List

Latest from Your EDM - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 19:54

The 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards took place last night and the list of winners runs deep…

Hip hop rules many major categories — Cardi B with 13 nominations, Drake with 8 nominations and Post Malone with 5 nominations.

EDM also makes its mark, with Zedd‘s “The Middle” with Grey and Maren Morris taking home Song of the Year and The Chainsmokers with Dance Album of the Year. In an interesting twist, Marshmello wins both Best New Pop Artist and Dance Artist of the Year.

Tour of the Year goes to Taylor Swift for her immaculate Reputation Stadium Tour. The A-list pop star is expected to make a special appearance at the ceremony tonight and fans are keeping their fingers crossed for a performance.

Artist of the Decade is awarded to country star Garth Brooks. This season vet has been known to take over radio airplay with his seriously massive hits. If you think you haven’t heard his music — think again — “Friends In Low Places” is the ultimate jukebox song.

The iHeartRadio Innovator Award goes to Alicia Keys. The award is pretty self-explanatory, naming Keys an artist who has broken the mold and set her own expectations in music.

The list of winners goes on — Halsey wins the Fangirls Award and Imagine Dragons is the Most Thumbed-Up Artist of the Year.

2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards Winners

Song of the Year:
“Better Now” – Post Malone
“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
“God’s Plan” – Drake
“Perfect” – Ed Sheeran
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Alternative Rock Album of the Year:
Panic! at the Disco – Pray for the Wicked

Rock Album of the Year:
twentyonepilots – Trench

Country Album of the Year
Jason Aldean – Rearview Town

Dance Album of the Year
The Chainsmokers – Sick Boy

Female Artist of the Year:
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Dua Lipa

Male Artist of the Year:
Ed Sheeran
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone
Shawn Mendes

Best Duo/Group of the Year:
5 Seconds Of Summer
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Panic! At The Disco
twenty one pilots

Best Collaboration:
“Finesse (Remix)” Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B
“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
“I Like It” – Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin
“Meant To Be” – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Best New Pop Artist:

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
“Africa” – Weezer
“Broken” – lovelytheband
“Happier” – Marshmello featuring Bastille
“High Hopes” – Panic! At the Disco
“Natural” – Imagine Dragons

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco
Portugal. The Man
Thirty Seconds To Mars

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:
Billie Eilish
Two Feet

Rock Song of the Year:
“Are You Ready” – Disturbed
“Bulletproof” – Godsmack
“Devil” – Shinedown
“Safari Song” – Greta Van Fleet
“Zombie” – Bad Wolves

Rock Artist of the Year:
Five Finger Death Punch
Greta Van Fleet
Three Days Grace

Country Song of the Year:
“Heaven” – Kane Brown
“Meant To Be” – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
“Most People Are Good” – Luke Bryan
“Rich” – Maren Morris
“Tequila” – Dan + Shay

Country Artist of the Year:
Carrie Underwood
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett

Best New Country Artist:
Carly Pearce
Dylan Scott
Jordan Davis
Russell Dickerson

Dance Song of the Year:
“Friends” – Marshmello and Anne-Marie
“Happier” – Marshmello featuring Bastille
“One Kiss” – Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa
“Remind Me To Forget” – Kygo featuring Miguel
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Dance Artist of the Year:
Calvin Harris
The Chainsmokers

Hip-Hop Song of the Year:
“God’s Plan” – Drake
“I Like It” Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin
“In My Feelings” – Drake
“Nice For What” – Drake
“Psycho” – Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:
Cardi B
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Best New Hip-Hop Artist:
BlocBoy JB
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Lil Pump

R&B Song of the Year:
“Boo’d Up” – Ella Mai
“Finesse (Remix)” – Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B
“Medicine” – Queen Naija
“Sky Walker” – Miguel featuring Travis Scott
“When We” – Tank

R&B Artist of the Year:
Daniel Caesar
Ella Mai

Best New R&B Artist:
Brent Faiyaz
Ella Mai
Queen Naija
TK Kravitz

Latin Song of the Year:
“Clandestino” – Shakira featuring Maluma
“Dura” – Daddy Yankee
“Échame La Culpa” – Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato
“Me Niego” – Reik featuring Ozuna and Wisin
“X” – Nicky Jam and J Balvin

Latin Artist of the Year:
Bad Bunny
Daddy Yankee
J Balvin

Best New Latin Artist:
Lele Pons
Manuel Turizo
Mau y Ricky
Nio Garcia

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:
“Entre Beso y Beso” – La Arrolladora Banda El Limón
“Me Dejé Llevar” – Christian Nodal
“Mejor Me Alejo” – Banda MS
“Mi Sorpresa Fuiste Tú” – Calibre 50
“Mitad Y Mitad” – Calibre 50

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:
Banda Carnaval
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
Christian Nodal
Gerardo Ortiz

Producer of the Year:
David Garcia
Frank Dukes
Louis Bell
Noah “40” Shebib

Songwriter of the Year:
Frank Dukes
Sarah Aarons
Max Martin
Louis Bell
Andrew Watt

Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell
5SOSFam – 5 Seconds of Summer
Arianators – Ariana Grande
Beliebers – Justin Bieber
BardiGang – Cardi B
MendesArmy – Shawn Mendes
Camilizers – Camila Cabello
Stylers – Harry Syles
Jaguars – Lauren Jauregui
Limelights – Why Don’t We
Zquad – ZAYN
Swifties – Taylor Swift

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category
“Consequences” – Camila Cabello
“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
“God’s Plan” – Drake
“In My Blood” – Shawn Mendes
“thank u, next” – Ariana Grande
“Without Me” – Halsey

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category
“A Million Dreams” – P!nk and Willow Sage Hart
“Africa” – Weezer
“Crying in the Club” – Niall Horan
“Fast Car” – Khalid
“In My Blood” – Charlie Puth
“Lucid Dreams” – Halsey
“Me, Myself & I” – Zayn
“Natural Woman” – Ariana Grande
“Rewrite the Stars” – Anne-Marie and James Arthur
“You’re Still The One” – Harry Styles and Kacey Musgraves
“Under Pressure” – Shawn Mendes and Teddy Geiger
“Your Song” – Lady Gaga

Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category
“Delicate” – Taylor Swift
“Dura” – Daddy Yankee
“Finesse (Remix)” – Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B
“Freaky Friday” – Lil Dicky and Chris Brown
“Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B
“God’s Plan” – Drake
“I Like It” – Cardi B featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny
“One Kiss” – Calvin Harris featuring Dua Lipa
“Psycho” – Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign
“Taki Taki” – DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B
“thank u, next” – Ariana Grande
“This Is America” – Childish Gambino

Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category
Agnez Mo
Bhad Bhabie
Dylan Minnette
Lele Pons
Loren Gray
Mason Ramsey
Queen Naija
Tana Mongeau
Trixie Mattel

Cutest Musician’s Pet: *Socially Voted Category
Asia – Lady Gaga
Edgar – Brett Eldredge
Goodwin – Sabrina Carpenter
Gracie – Lauren Jauregui
Hatchi – Perrie Edwards
Mooshu – Alex Pall from The Chainsmokers
Piggy Smallz – Ariana Grande

Best Solo Breakout: *Socially Voted Category
Ally Brooke
Dinah Jane
Lauren Jauregui
Tiffany Young

Song That Left Us Shook: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
“Here Comes The Change” – Kesha
“I’ll Never Love Again” – Lady Gaga
“One Day” – Logic featuring Ryan Tedder
“thank u, next” – Ariana Grande
“This Is America” – Childish Gambino
“Youth” – Shawn Mendes and Khalid

Favorite Tour Photographer: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category
Andy DeLuca (5SOS)
Christian Tierney (Niall Horan)
Helene Pambrun (Harry Styles)
Josiah Van Dien (Shawn Mendes)
Pixie Levinson (Dua Lipa)
Rahul B (Camila Cabello)
Ravie B (Beyoncé)
Zack Caspary (Why Don’t We)


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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards Full Winners List

Diplo’s Supergroup LSD Drops Friendship Anthem “No New Friends” [LISTEN]

Latest from Your EDM - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 19:53

Diplo‘s supergroup with Sia and Labrinth — known collectively as LSD — is at it again with a new single “No New Friends.”

The song is all about celebrating the friendships we have. The ones who have been there through the thick and thin. Maybe it’s about your childhood relationships, your friends from school, or your festival buddies that you keep up with the most.

Labrinth, Sia, and Diplo transformed their powerful friendship into a dynamic, hit-making machine. With each release, they provide a beautifully crafted, carefree soundtrack. The LSD sound is an instant pick-me-up and this new single is a bouncy, bright addition.

This one goes out to all the friend groups out there keeping it real! Listen to “No New Friends” here and hear even more from LSD below. And keep an eye out for their debut album, out April 12.

LSD – No New Friends

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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Diplo’s Supergroup LSD Drops Friendship Anthem “No New Friends” [LISTEN]

REPORT: Coachella Brings In More Air Travelers Than SXSW & Ultra Miami

Latest from Your EDM - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 19:53

People are traveling from all over the world for Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.

A new report reveals that Coachella brings in more travelers than some of the other top music festivals in the U.S. To be precise, 46 percent more by air than SXSW and 89 percent more than Ultra Music Festival. This, according to Allianz Global Assistance, a travel insurance and assistance company.

Coachella takes place over two weekends — and the 2019 edition is about to take place over April 12 – 14 and April 19 – 21. Ultra Miami takes place later this month, March 29 – March 31, 2019. SXSW goes down March 8 – 17 in Austin, Texas.

People are most likely to fly in to Coachella from New York, Chicago, Washington, Philadelphia and Boston. Meanwhile, those traveling by air to Ultra Miami are most likely to come from Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington.

Safe travels to everyone this festival season!


Source: Celebrity Access

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: REPORT: Coachella Brings In More Air Travelers Than SXSW & Ultra Miami

GRiZ Drops Inspiring New Collab with Wiz Khalifa “Find My Own Way” [LISTEN]

Latest from Your EDM - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 19:48

GRiZ has a certain kind of way of letting us know that everything’s going to be okay. His latest feel-good single from forthcoming album Ride Waves taps into funk-filled dreams and calls on rapper Wiz Khalifa to tell it like it is.

“Find My Own Way” rocks just the right recipe for chilling out, but the message will lift you off your feet. The song sets up an atmosphere fit for the GRiZ Live Band, with layers of instruments and vocals, leaving enough space for his signature sax. Five tracks in and Ride Waves is shaping up to be one of GRiZ’s greatest impressions yet.

Wiz Khalifa speaks on the release in his own words: “The first time I heard the beat for ‘Find My Own Way,’ I knew there was something special there since the beat alone feels good. I just had to sit with it and smoke a little KK and figure out my approach and I think it came out exactly how it should.”

GRiZ and Wiz aren’t in this alone, the Harlem Gospel Choir busts out even more inspiration and flavor, making for a grand slam production.

This song will get you through today — and every day you put it on. Listen and enjoy!

GRiZ – Find My Own Way ft. Wiz Khalifa

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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: GRiZ Drops Inspiring New Collab with Wiz Khalifa “Find My Own Way” [LISTEN]

Your EDM Premiere: Baajewala – The Boss

Latest from Your EDM - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 19:21

Out today through the exceptional Quality Goods Records is a fresh EP from Baajewala. The India-hailing producer has pieced together five tracks under the Hell Raiden umbrella, and we have the premiere of its opening cut.

“The Boss” demands attention from the offset – a shattering introduction and resonating percussion paves a backdrop for its twisting melodies and pitched vocals. Much like the rest of Hell Raiden, this one goes off.

Make sure to listen in full below and get hold of the EP here. 

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Baajewala – The Boss

Flume Unleashes Documentary Series ‘When Everything Was New’ [WATCH]

Latest from Your EDM - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 18:57

Flume is taking it back to When Everything Was New, with a brand new (sort of), 4-part documentary series… The two-part documentary was published to Apple Music in 2018, but it’s now available for free to anyone on YouTube.

The Grammy award-winning DJ/producer captures his humble beginnings, from making beats in his room to shaping entire tours around his music. It’s crazy to take a look back to when the Flume project started up and see how far he has come as an artist.

The series crams in a lot of milestone moments including his signing to Future Classics, ARIA award wins, and creating his own live show. His parents, collaborators, and friends share some of their favorite Flume moments. Of course, he has plenty to open up about as well.

Flume’s documentary is broken down into four different snapshots, but amounts to approximately 45 minutes of behind-the-scenes content. Not only does it have an amazing soundtrack and great information, it’s beautifully shot and arranged.

When Everything Was New is available to watch on YouTube now — so what are you waiting for? Dive in right here!

Flume: When Everything Was New

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4


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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Flume Unleashes Documentary Series ‘When Everything Was New’ [WATCH]

Tiësto Reunites With Dzeko On Club Track "Halfway There" ft. Lena Leon - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 18:53

The godfather of EDM is back to the big room.

Tiësto isn't letting a recent controversy slow him down. The legendary Dutch producer is back with another club track, "Halfway There" in collaboration with Dzeko featuring Lena Leon. The two have produced some popular hits such as "Crazy," "L'Amour Toujour," and the insanely successful "Jackie Chan." Does "Halfway There" have what it takes to garner the same fame? 

The song, out now on Musical Freedom, starts with an anthemic and aggressive-sounding lead. The distorted drums and risers join the lead for a massive build up that drops into a pulsing, four-on-the-floor dance song. After the first drop, the instrumental drops to become quite minimalistic, leaving room for the female topline. As Leon's vocals gain energy, so does the beat, bringing us into the memorable build section with a catchy vocal melody. 

The hook "Halfway There" is joined by the original synth lead, and a bunch of drums and risers creating the biggest build yet. This drops back into a similar drop to the first, with even more energy. The growling bass along with the fat drums and shiny lead makes for a memorable drop. 

Tiësto is one of those names that have become synonymous with electronic dance music. The international icon has been around for decades putting out hits left and right. With 2019 in full effect, you can catch his undeniable magnetism far and wide this festival season. He will be returning to his Hakkasan residency and is set to perform at Ultra Music Festival, EDC Japan, and EDC Las Vegas

Dzeko (born Julian Dzeko) is a producer and DJ from Toronto, Canada once known for his work as the duo Dzeko & Torres. Once he split from his former collaborator, who chose to take a less high-profile role in the industry, the success story began. After linking up with his idol, Tiësto, on the chart-topper "Jackie Chan" there's no showing what's next for this young producer. 

Lena Leon is an acclaimed singer, producer, audio engineer and songwriter from New York City. She has racked up millions of plays on Spotify and hit #1 on charts around the globe. Her latest feature was with the popular producer Deorro on his track "Focus."  This latest release with Tiësto and Dzeko is just another notch on her already successful discography. 

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Both Days of Porter Robinson’s Second Sky Festival Sell Out Within Minutes

Latest from Global Dance Electronic - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 18:46

Upon its pre-sale this week, PORTER ROBINSON’S SECOND SKY FESTIVAL-set for Saturday, June 15-completely sold out in minutes. A second date was then added for Sunday, June 16 and also immediately sold out within minutes.

Overwhelmed by the positive response, organizers quickly made arrangements to add an additional date. With the final general on-sale now complete, tickets are no longer available for either day.

Presented by Goldenvoice, the expanded two-day festival will take place at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park (MHSP) in the Bay Area of Northern California. Each day boasts an almost identical iteration of the Porter Robinson-headlined lineup, with the exception of G Jones who was unable to play the second day due to a prior commitment. Organizers have not yet identified a replacement for his slot on the new day.

The festival is highlighted by performances from Madeon (DJ Set), Cashmere Cat, G Jones (June 15 only), Kero Kero Bonito, Chrome Sparks, Anamanaguchi, Wednesday Campanella and Nina Las Vegas. For the headline performance, Porter Robinson will perform his groundbreaking “Worlds Live” show for the only time in 2019. The performance will see Porter singing, manipulating multi-tracks, triggering samples, and playing keys along with an immaculately produced visual and lighting show.

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Spring Awakening Announces Full 2019 Lineup - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 18:37

This festival is STACKED.

If you will be in the Chicago area between June 7th and 9th, get yourself to Spring Awakening Music Festival (SAMF) because this year's lineup is stacked with all your favorite artists. The three-day event will be held at Poplar Creek at 59-90 Entertainment District in Hoffman Estates, a Northwest Chicago suburb, after a controversial location change. The eighth edition has managed to get over the hiccups of relocation by setting up an epic allotment of talent. 

SAMF 2019 will feature electronic acts across the EDM genres including Benny Benassi, Flosstradamus, Chris Lake, Destructo's AMFAMFAMF (All My Friends), Galantis, Illenium, Nora En Pure, REZZ, ZEDD, and many more. We notice there's a blurred-out name there; who could be added next?

The move to Poplar Creek is proving to be a smart one. They have doubled the number of acres from last year which will feature better than ever production, interactive experiences, and carnival rides. More space, more fun. 

Tickets are now on sale so make sure you snag one before it sells out. As of now, three-day passes are the only options but single tickets are said to come soon. 





​Arca composes the startup chime for the new Sega Genesis

Latest from MixMag - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 18:28

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Malaa's Latest Track, "Addiction," Has Us Hooked - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 18:21

The French producer's first house track of the year is hard to kick.

Following a string of successful projects in 2018 including his No Redemption EP alongside Tchami, Illegal Mixtape Vol. 2, and the Illegal Tour, masked Frenchman Malaa has returned with his first official single of 2019.

"Addiction" is a five-minute house banger, and true to its name, it'll have you craving more. The track builds slowly as a male voice chronicles the consequences of cocaine addiction. Alluding to the fact that the drug is often taken in secrecy, the narrator points out subtle ways to identify a junkie. From irritation to increased talking and changes in sleeping patterns, Malaa does not shy away from showcasing the side effects of the powdery white substance.

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Underneath the portrayals of a coke fanatic is a deep bass line that envelops the storyteller before climaxing mid track in a house-friendly drop. The percussion, synth and spoken word are packaged perfectly in this tech house dance track.

Stream or download "Addiction" by Malaa across platforms here.



Steve Aoki Launches Exclusive AOKI Bootcamp Workout via Digital Fitness Platform NEOU - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 18:10

NEOU announces an exclusive partnership with Steve Aoki featuring fitness videos inspired by the Grammy-nominated musician.

Steve Aoki is known to have many a feather in his hat. He recently announced the release of his Memoir, Blue: The Color of Noise in addition to a new series of comic books and soon to come brick and mortar stores for his pizza chain, Pizzaoki. At that, all of this is secondary and in addition to producing top quality cross-genre music.

Aoki has always been known as one of the fittest DJs and producers out there so it comes as no surprise that he teamed up with a digital fitness platform, NEOU, to launch the AOKI Bootcamp. Marking his first foray into the fitness industry this year, AOKI Bootcamp is a high-intensity, on-the-go bodyweight workout that can be done anywhere with no equipment necessary.

Speaking about how strenuous touring can be and how the idea came about, Aoki said:

“I have spent a lot of my life on the road touring. Finding the time to workout hasn’t always been easy. What’s different about my bootcamp is that you don’t need a lot of time, or space, to achieve a productive workout.”

NEOU’s in-house media production team has worked closely with the Grammy-nominated artist to create custom fitness content inspired by his on-the-go fitness regimen that has helped build his stamina and physical endurance while playing shows around the world.

Speaking about the collaboration, co-founder of NEOU, Nathan Forster said:

“We are really excited to partner with such a highly sought-after icon in the music industry and provide access to our users, across the globe, the ability to tune in for his high-intensity AOKI Bootcamp.” 

Recognized by Forbes as one of the top five highest paid DJs in the world, Aoki went on to by lauded by Billboard as one of the most in-demand entertainers in the world, counting more than 250 tour dates per year. With performances at nearly every top festival around the world including Coachella, Ultra Music FestivalTomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival and more, he has proven a force to be reckoned with. 

The NEOU app can be downloaded from the Apple App store and on Google Play. All downloads from March 15th through May 1st qualify for an introductory limited time offer of $7.99/month or $79.99/year with a two-week free trial. 



Sam Smith comes out as non-binary and genderqueer in new interview [Watch]

Latest from Dancing Astronaut - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:43
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International superstar vocalist Sam Smith is blazing new trails. The singer, who has credits on a slew of pop/dance mega-anthems like  Calvin Harris‘ “Promises” and Disclosure‘s still-inescapable “Latch” among many others, came out in 2014 as gay. Nown in a new interview with The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil, Smith has come out as non-binary and genderqueer.

Smith, appearing on Jamil’s new Instagram interview concept, I Weigh, explains that he doesn’t identify with one single gender, elaborating, “You are a mixture of all different things, you are your own special creation. That’s how I take it; I’m not male or female, I think I flow somewhere in between. It’s all on the spectrum.” Smith cites a disconnect between his brain and his body, though through his personal experience learning about non-gender-conforming communities, Smith explains he felt a connection to other genderqueer people who have already navigated their own coming out journeys. Says Smith,

“When I saw the nonbinary, genderqueer, and I read into it and I heard these people speaking, I was like, ‘F***, that is me,'”

In recent years Smith has alluded to his gender fluidity, though he’s never publicly given such an open insight, previous to Jamil’s interview. Watch the full interview below.


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In the premier episode of I Weigh Interviews, Jameela Jamil discusses fame, body image and the daily practice of self acceptance with musician Sam Smith.

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Armin van Buuren Wants You to "Turn It Up" with His New Single - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:42

Armin van Buuren is set to rock stadiums worldwide with this new track.

Legendary Dutch producer Armin van Buuren has delivered a high-energy, festival-ready track today under the name "Turn It Up." Out now via Armada Music, the single is set to get you trance fans up and moving. Following his latest release, "Lonely For You," this takes van Buuren fans straight to the main stage with a beat that doesn't hold back. 

Originally premiered during his sets at ASOT 900 Utrecht and in his A State Of Trance radio show, "Turn It Up" is truly built for the live performance. It enters with an epic schoolyard chant as the claps develop into a classic trance build. As the tension rises so too does the drums making this mix a hard one to sit still to. No doubt, fans will be chanting this anthem throughout the festival circuits. 

On the topic of "Turn It Up" van Buuren said: 

“I’m always excited for the festival season because of the crowd’s response to tracks like these. Nothing beats the feeling you get when fans go absolutely nuts to something you play, and ‘Turn It Up’ was made for that exact purpose. I’m really looking forward to playing this one all throughout the summer.”

Armin van Buuren has been a mainstay in the trance and electronic scene for over 20 years. He's earned Grammy nominations and has topped the charts throughout his luscious career. His weekly A State of Trance radio show is broadcast from his own radio studio in the Armada HQ to over 40 million listeners in more than 80 countries. 

Even after 20 years of service to the industry, the titan has no plans on slowing down. He will be a mainstay of the 2019 festival season across the board, stopping at Miami Music Week, EDC Japan, Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, and is the most recent residency addition to the buzzed grand opening of KAOS in Las Vegas. 



[PREMIERE] Identical Twins MZG Drop “Anaphase” On New EP

Latest from Your EDM - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:26

Rarely do I see a concept project so fleshed out as MZG, short for “monozygotic,” made up of identical twins Zach and Charles Weinert. Their new EP called Cell Division is another clear example of a theme made real, especially when you consider the track titles therein are all named after actual phases of cell division.

Near to the end is “Anaphase,” the blistering retro/future trap tune representing the fourth out of five phases of cell division. Beginning with a series of claps and a basic melody, the lead synth grows in intensity until the drop when it’s all unleashed. The sort of LoFi drop makes for a very retro sounding atmosphere while the drums still keep it geared toward more modern tempos. The result is a strange amalgam of sounds, not unlike… anaphase cell division.

The full Cell Division EP can be found here — check it out!

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: [PREMIERE] Identical Twins MZG Drop “Anaphase” On New EP

Afrojack Joins Forces with Rae Sremmurd and Stanaj on "Sober" - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:13

Afrojack's latest is a hit in the making.

Grammy Award-winning producer Afrojack assembled a winning team with Rae Sremmurd and Stanaj to craft his latest record, "Sober." The cross-genre release sees the Wall Recordings head honcho exploring new territory with two of the industry's hottest songwriting talents of the moment. 

Afrojack previously teamed up with Stanaj on his 2018 single "Bed of Roses." The results yielded a logical opportunity for a follow up. Stanaj has also since gone on to work with Gryffin among other talents within the dance space and is positioning himself as a promising songwriter. Incidentally, he also recently released a cover of Post Malone and Swae Lee's "Sunflower" just weeks ahead of this original collaboration with Rae Sremmurd (Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi). 

Rae Sremmurd have also been increasing their imprint in dance music as of late. Swae Lee has been featured on hit several dance records, including the recent Diplo and Ellie Goulding collaboration "Close to Me." For "Sober," his brother Slim Jxmmi is along for the ride, cementing the track as a promising crossover for fans of both hip-hop and mainstream electronic music. 

Stream Afrojack's "Sober" with Stanaj and Rae Sremmurd here.


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