The Killers, Twenty One Pilots, and Red Hot Chili Peppers are among the fest's headliners.
Madrid music fest Mad Cool Festival has unveiled a tremendous lineup for its 2021 edition. The lineup's announcement arrived on the same day that the 2020 edition would have taken place, July 8th, after its cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Headlining the 2021 iteration of Mad Cool Festival, which will go down from July 7th to 10th, are The Killers, Mumford & Sons, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Twenty One Pilots, Placebo, Deftones, Faith No More, Pixies, and Royal Blood. Organizers also dipped into the EDM talent pool to swell the lineup, tapping Hayden James, Nina Kraviz, ANNA, and RÜFÜS DU SOL, in addition to Major Lazer and a set from one of its founding members, Diplo.
The announcement marked the first phase of the lineup's reveal, as more artists will be added in the coming weeks. In a statement, organizers also said that they hope to roll over "most of the artists" who were originally booked to perform at the 2020 event.
Mad Cool representatives took to social media to share the full lineup, which you can check out below. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.FOLLOW MAD COOL FESTIVAL:
Two of the biggest trance producers have joined forces to bring us one of the most progressive and profound tracks of the year. ‘The Light‘ is a joint effort from Genix and Grum.
Now that most shows and festivals have been cancelled around the world, DJs have had more time to work in the studio. During this experimental time, we’ve seen them approach music in dynamic ways, constantly looking for ways to innovate dance tracks. ‘The Light’ is one such example.
The track takes a refreshing dive into the progressive genre with an irresistible bassline and techno stabs. For those familiar with the track, the riff sounds similar to ‘A9’ by Ariel. It is a throwback to the riff-heavy rave sounds of the 90s. Both producers have crafted a song that is a blend of their skills and styles. ‘The Light’ fuses euphoric leads with trance, techno, and acid elements.
Genix and Grum are two artists to keep an eye on. Genix has an impressive discography of tracks that you can listen to all day. More recently, he’s known for breaking the world record for the highest altitude DJ set on Mount Everest.
Grum is an excellent producer who is known for his innovative progressive and techy sounds. He recently released his debut album, Deep State, which is definitely worth a listen.
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Defected will sponsor five students per term at Bridges Academy in Langa, Cape Town.
Esteemed UK dance label Defected Records has announced a three-year partnership with South African nonprofit Bridges for Music, an organization devoted to uniting the industry in their efforts to support disadvantaged communities through music education while raising global awareness. The partnership will see both entities joining forces to sponsor five students every six months at the Bridges Academy in Langa, Cape Town.
The academy, which launched last year with the help of Skrillex, was developed to empower future creative leaders from underserved backgrounds through music and art. The school has been years in the making, as Skrillex and his OWSLA label first began organizing the initiative with Bridges for Music back in 2012. With the backing of Defected Records, the academy is now set to further flourish.
"As Defected today has unprecedented engagement with millions of fans worldwide, the label team feels a greater responsibility to raise awareness and act on issues that need attention," said a Defected Records representative in a statement. "While the music industry and electronic music especially is going global and expanding into developing countries, there is an opportunity to lead meaningful change through the power of music."
On top of their work with the academy, Defected has also teamed up with UK-based, Tanzanian DJ Sef Kombo to launch Sondelo Records. The new afro-house imprint is the brainchild of Defected founder Simon Dunmore's son, Louie Dunmore, and Sef Kombo. The label will be directing all profits and proceeds directly to Bridges for Music.FOLLOW DEFECTED RECORDS:
Techno legend Carl Cox shocked the fans announcing his remix to deadmau5 and The Neptunes’ track ‘Pomegranate’. It will be out on July 10, and we are really looking forward to listening to it
All of a sudden, Carl Cox, one of the most charismatic characters of the EDM scene, released an unexpected announcement. Whereas some of the fans would have thought of a livestream or an appearance on a virtual festival, the British veteran instead teased a new remix. The house and techno professor prepared a powerful remix of deadmau5 and The Neptunes massive hit ‘Pomegranate’View this post on Instagram
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Although it’s not the only remix that this wonderful track will receive, it will definitely be special. The original collaboration of deadmau5 and The Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo) gives plenty of room for creativity. The available remix pack is already pretty decent with French Original and Ninajirachi‘s remixes. But we have no doubt that Carl Cox’s remix of ‘Pomegranate’ will take it to another level.
This is not the first time where deadmau5 and Carl Cox have worked on the same project. deadmau5 remixed Carl’s ‘I Want You (Forever)’ and the result was extremely successful. Carl Cox’s remix of ‘Pomegranate’ will arrive later this week and the fans are very hyped about it.
For those who want to get their hands on this track as soon as possible, you can preorder it here. Classic Carl Cox’s techno style will meet deadmau5’s collaboration with The Neptunes.
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A Disney executive said that the "right and first thing to do" is bring back the legendary production duo.
Walt Disney Studios' President of Music & Soundtracks, Mitchell Leib, has confirmed that a sequel to Tron: Legacy is in the works. In a recent episode of the "Light The Fuse" podcast, Leib demystified rumors surrounding the follow-up to Joe Kosinski's critically acclaimed 2010 film, which was scored by legendary electronic music duo Daft Punk.
"We’re looking at making a sequel to Tron now. We’re making a Tron 3," Leib said. He also shared the news that the film's screenplay was complete, lauding it as "a really phenomenal script." It was what he said about Daft Punk, however, that adrenalized the EDM community into a fever pitch.
"The right and first thing to do is to bring Daft Punk back and see if they want to [return]," Leib continued. "We don’t even know who will be directing yet. We’re hopeful that Joe Kosinski will come back and do another one. A lot of things gotta fall into the right places."
Drumcode will officially be bringing back events soon. The record label recently announced that they will be able to host shows in countries that have successfully managed the COVID-19 pandemic.
Organizers are working closely with promoters to determine if certain countries are safe to hold Drumcode events and how social distancing guidelines will be implemented. According to their most recent statement:
“These shows are organised in collaboration with promoters who work closely with their respective governments and based on up-to-the-minute advice. As soon as there is information available regarding a specific show’s social distancing guidelines, we’ll share these with you.“
Event announcements will be made soon once safety has been ensured. However, if these events are postponed in the future, promoters will try their best to provide ticket refunds. Nonetheless, Drumcode encourages future ticket purchasers to hold onto their tickets for a rescheduled show. Ultimately, this will help to support promoters and clubs during the pandemic.
Stay tuned for future Drumcode event announcements.
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Diplo has released the visual for “On Mine,” the Noah Cyrus feature from his debut LP as Thomas Wesley, Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil. “On Mine” is the third track from the album to receive an accompanying video, following “Do Si Do” and “Dance With Me.”
The video takes place at Far West Farms in Calabasas, California where Cyrus grew up and frequently rode horses in her younger years. In a nod to creative continuity, the visual, like each of the LP’s preceding music videos, is directed by Brandon Dermer. Diplo debuted the visual in tandem with a virtual Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil board game. See it here.
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IMF is the latest festival brand to flatline due to the impact of COVID-19.
Back in April 2020, representatives announced their plans to host the 2020 iteration of Imagine at Bouckaert Farms, the former site of TommorowWorld, from September 18th to 20th. "While we wanted to be sensitive to the stresses that everyone is facing with COVID-19, we also wanted Imagine to be a positive light through the barrage negative news,” said founders Glenn and Madeleine Goodhand at the time. While that light has effectively dimmed, it still flickers with hope after organizers announced the festival's rescheduled 2021 dates, September 17th to 19th, in an official statement shared on the festival's website and Facebook page.
"This pandemic is something none of us expected, is completely unprecedented, and has deeply affected all of us," the statement reads. "Covid-19 information continues to change by the minute, and professional opinions and suggestions seem to flip-flop every day. We care deeply about our guests and their concerns have always been forefront. We recognize and appreciate that many of you share our same concerns and agree that thee are exceptional risks factors."
"As a united world, nation, state, city, community, and family we must come together to help heal the tragedies of this pandemic with one voice," the statement continues. "The health and safety of our guests, staff, cast members, family, and community is paramount."
Current pass-holders will automatically be transferred to the 2021 festival dates and receive an upgrade to gain free admission to the event's "Pre-Party show." Ticket-holders who would like to request a full refund must do so by July 19th, 2020.
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"Rave The Vote" aims to augment voter turnout in the EDM community.
With November's general election right around the corner, livestreaming platform Lost Resort TV has announced the debut of Rave The Vote, a digital multi-episode voter registration and fundraising event.
Music fans can into Twitch on July 24th, August 14th, September 11th, and October 2nd for twelve hours worth of content from some of the most renowned figures in electronic music as well as educational segments and conversations with community leaders, industry professionals, and artists.
The mission behind Rave the Vote is to get members of the EDM community to focus their efforts and attention towards the pillars of change and unity by encouraging them to register to vote. To do so, they've enlisted a lineup curated to represent our nation's diverse and deep-rooted history in dance and hip-hop music.
Set to appear on "Rave The Vote" are many artists widely considered to be founding members of the dance community, including Inner City, Carl Craig, Louie Vega, DJ Pierre, DJ Heather, and DJ Minx. They will be joined by the next generation of house and techno, like The Black Madonna, Seth Troxler, Yaeji, and Soul Clap, among others.
Tech house fans can look forward to sets from Justin Martin, SOFI TUKKER, Walker & Royce, Ardalan, VNSSA, and more. Leading the way on the live vocal and hip-hop front are DJ Jazzy Jeff, Aluna, Leven Kali, Kaleena Zanders, Cakes Da Killa, Nina Dioz, pineappleCITI, and Kofi. Further notable artists on the lineup include Nosaj Thing, TOKiMONSTA, Vindata, and UNIIQU3.
Despite not being able to play her sophomore album live, the French producer still sees the potential for "Neon Jungle" to provide an escape for fans.
Bass music is meant to be felt. It shakes your eardrums and spirit to their core, allowing you to absorb the experience reverberating through and around you.
Near the pinnacle of this phenomena is French producer CloZee, who released her second full-length album, Neon Jungle, last week. This latest project falls in line with her catalogue's classification as "world bass," which coalesces sounds and instruments from around the world to create a unifying branch of electronica.
While Neon Jungle was supposed to be experienced in a live setting with inherent visuals and production, CloZee still sees the holistic power of the music without the live experience.
"I want to provide my fans and all listeners an escape to a place where they feel safe, confident and loved,” said CloZee, who spoke with EDM.com about Neon Jungle. "It’s especially needed right now."
Despite the inability to play the record live, CloZee sees this as a "new chapter" of her life and career due to Neon Jungle’s definitive narrative. The album artwork, visuals, and tracks all follow concise imagery. While her work has always been inspired by nature and organics, she wanted to fully immerse viewers into that setting with the project. "I really wanted to create a new world, visually and aurally," she said. "It was a new way of composing music for me; thinking simultaneously about the music and the live aspect."
CloZee's music has always suggested imagery of natural settings with her sonics, but the production of Neon Jungle constantly conjures these purple, glowing jungle themes throughout the album. On the record's intro, "Mirage," the music is sprung to life with resonating synths that project fluorescent imagery, perhaps imagined as flowers coming into bloom in the listener’s imagination.
These natural themes were sonically premised on the album’s singles as well, while also drawing inspiration from CloZee’s experiences and interests. "Winter is Coming," a song inspired by the HBO series Game of Thrones, exudes electricity with its lush strings and vocal chops while the album's titular track was conceived, produced, and finished while performing in Central America.
"I composed ['Neon Jungle'] in Costa Rica during my two weeks trip leading into Envision Festival 2019,” said CloZee. "Usually, I gather all the memories from my travels and compose music when I’m back home, but 'Neon Jungle' is one of the few tracks made at the original location where I sourced my inspiration from. The song is all about the jungle adventures, the outstanding Costa Rican biodiversity, waterfalls and sunsets I experienced."
CloZee won’t be able to play the album live on tour until the fall, at the earliest, but her fans can dive into the world with the "Neon Jungle Experience," a collaboration with renowned visual artist Android Jones.
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COVID-19 has shaped the music scene for months to come, with the UK preparing a whole venue that adheres to Social distancing. The Virgin Money Unity Arena’s will host shows thrown by SSD concerts, with lineups coming out today. “We can’t be without music during these times so our only thought has been how can we bring music back to the British public safely and responsibly,” says SSC managing Director Steve Davis. “We have been hosting loads of live sessions and DJ sets across our social media, supporting local artists, and raising money for the NHS. Now, we’re taking it one step further as the UK slowly comes out of Lockdown.”
The concerts will put attendees in viewing areas that are two meters armor, with pre-ordered drinks and one-way toilet access. A few “car raves” have already taken place here in the United States in Arizona and Texas with great success as they have sold out ahead of the event. Drezo, who recently played said car rave with Seven Lions, announced he tested positive for COVID. No clue if he got there or before the event, but looks like he’s been recovering well.
Please continue to social distance yourself, always wear your mask in public, and constantly wash your hands!Share0Share0Share0Share0
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Party Pupils’ anthemic bop “West Coast Tears (feat. Gary Go)” receives a series of remixes. San Francisco DJ Kue adds a flash of neon to his dance-worthy revision, while Max Styler leans into a deep house groove. The package is rounded out with a progressive VIP mix courtesy of Party Pupils themselves. Known for their colorful dance music, Party Pupils
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Since launching Dim Mak 24 years ago, Steve Aoki has done a lot in his career. Now, he’s opening up his new venture with Dim Mak En Fuego, a Latinx-focused imprint that aims to highlight Latinx artists from the underground.
— Steve Aoki (@steveaoki) July 8, 2020
“We’ve been planning this for quite some time now. These things take time to build and it all started when I started doing more of the Latin collaborations — it was then that I started planting the seeds,” Aoki told Billboard. “I’ve gotten so much support from my Latin fanbase and I’ve built a bond with them and its culture. Their acceptance has not only helped me collaborate with Latin artists, but it’s also now allowed me to be part of the development and nurturing of Latin artists too.”
The first signing on the label is “anti-boyband” AQUIHAYAQUIHAY with their pop-tinged R&B track “Ya No Es Igual.”
“The idea of launching with AQUIHAYAQUIHAY really cements where we want Dim Mak En Fuego to land,” says Bryan Linares, En Fuego head of marketing. “We could’ve come out with a straight reggaeton record but coming out with them feels very authentic to us because we come from the underground.”
Check it out below.
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Steve Aoki Launches New Latin Music Label, Dim Mak En Fuego
Mindchatter and his intoxicating sound are strapped in with a one-way ticket to dance music superstardom.
Blossoming producer and vocalist Mindchatter has released his latest indie dance masterstroke, the spellbinding "Night Goggles."
"Night Goggles" is a stunning electronic ballad that oozes the hypnotic gravitas of a signature Mind of a Genius record. Having recently signed to the LA-based label, a renowned tastemaker that has released music by ZHU and Gallant, among many other illustrious artists, Mindchatter and his intoxicating sound are strapped in with a one-way ticket to dance music superstardom. The talent here is undeniable and it's very likely that each new project he releases will be a tour de force until he releases a full length album.
In a press release issued to announce the release, Mindchatter rhapsodized about the inspiration behind the single, which emanated from his realization that life is short and the peccadillos that come with it are not worth stressing over. "'Night Goggles' is a metaphor for seeing the world through a completely different lens," he said. "At night, when I’m most creative, I sometimes recognize the transience of life and the triviality of my worries. It’s an incredibly liberating feeling and one that I hope many people experience - but it’s always fleeting, so I tried to bottle it up in a song."
You can stream "Night Goggles" below and add the track to your playlists via your go-to streaming platform here.FOLLOW MINDCHATTER:
Ravers! It’s time to head online because i_o has officially announced that he will be hosting his Acid Rave live stream! This Friday, July 10th i_o has teamed up with the Insomniac Events to perform live his ACID 444 EP collection. This acid house trip takes you on a three-part EP series, each including four songs. i_o goes live on Insomniac’s streaming platforms at 9:30pm PST. If you are looking for a way to give back while still keeping the fun going fans can donate during the live stream. All proceeds will be allocated to the Equal Justice Initiative, Rave Recovery, and change.org.
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Elusive promoters by the name of “Malum Geminos” are behind a July 4 multi-stage Las Vegas desert rave that attracted music enthusiasts by the masses, despite health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing guidelines actively enforced by the state of Nevada.
Footage from the illicit, ticketed event, known to attendees as “The Final Fuse,” has since been shared by KSNV News 3 and shows a densely packed crowd of event goers dancing in the dark. Meanwhile, confirmed cases of coronavirus continue to climb in Nevada, with 4,368 cases reported in the last seven days, according to Southern Nevada Health District data.
Notably, the illegal rave phenomenon is not limited to Las Vegas. Various unapproved electronic music events have also been hosted in the United Kingdom “out of frustration” stemming from a lack of access to clubs and festivals, said Carl Cox, who recently shared his perspective on illegal events happening around the world.
Here’s some cell phone video I took when my photographer and I investigated a tip about a secret desert rave happening on the Fourth of July. We arrived to see hundreds dancing as we kept a safe distance. More tonight 10,11 pic.twitter.com/DUchBxHmjm— Lauren Clark (@LaurenNews3LV) July 6, 2020 July 6, 2020
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BPM Festival is set to return to the idyllic Uno Malta in September.
BPM Festival is primed to return from September 11th to 13th, and organizers have unveiled an expansive lineup ahead of the sun-kissed Malta music fest.
The best in house and techno music are set to descend on the idyllic open air venue Uno Malta from sunrise to sunset for the 2020 edition, including FISHER, Loco Dice, Adam Beyer, Nicole Moudaber, Eats Everything, Charlotte de Witte, Honey Dijon, Jamie Jones, Skream, Nina Kraviz, Patrick Topping, Solardo, Alan Fitzpatrick, Michael Bibi, and Latmun, among many others.
In a press release issued to announce the lineup, BPM representatives maintain that the festival's organizers are engaging in "incredibly detailed and diligent planning from the Maltese government" to comply with Maltese safety guidelines in relation to the global pandemic. The country, which recently reopened tourism to many parts of Europe, reported only 11 active COVID-19 cases as of the time of writing.
You can check out the full lineup below and grab your tickets here.
Steve Aoki seeks to highlight up-and-coming Latinx artists with Dim Mak En Fuego, a newly established imprint dedicated to elevating producers from the Latinx community and born from Aoki’s deep connection with his Latin fanbase.
Aoki formally announced the label’s launch on July 8. The installation of Dim Mak En Fuego will expectedly see Aoki exercise his A&R capacities, as he has done throughout Dim Mak‘s 24 year tenure. At present, the Dim Mak En Fuego team includes distribution partners, Merlin, A2IM, and FUGA, as well as head of marketing, Bryan Linares, and Christian Hererra, who is notable for co-founding the popular Reggaeton event series, Gasolina Party.
The first artist signed to Dim Mak En Fuego is Mexican band, AQUIHAYAQUIHAY. The group has since released its inaugural single, “Ya No Es Igual,” via the imprint. Stream the seminal production below.
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Bringing the latest digital festival to light, Party Favor and Dancing Astronaut team up for Party Favor Presents: Isolation, a new livestream festival that brings with it nine hours of isolated goodness from bass, electro, and future house’s finest. A-Trak, Dillon Francis, and the always energetic Nina Las Vegas are pinned among those to take the virtual stage, and like any good host, Party Favor has prepped something special for his guests with a set from a surprise location. The Space Camp produced event also gives viewers a chance to win their own party favors, with an array of prizes and giveaways throughout the online festival.
The stream hits the airwaves on Saturday, July 18 from 1:00pm to 10:00pm PST, and can be seen on Party Favor’s Youtube, Twitch and Dancing Astronaut‘s Facebook page. Mark your calendars and check the full lineup below.
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