New York Governor Andrew Cuomo just announced an emergency executive action to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes (excluding tobacco and menthol).
Last week, he announced that the state would require health warnings in stores selling vaping devices. Cuomo also announced subpoenas for three vaping companies, as officials get to the bottom of what’s exactly in the e-liquids.
Meanwhile, Cuomo has shared his plan of attack…
BREAKING: Today I am announcing emergency executive action to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.
-State Police and DOH to ramp up enforcement against retailers who sell to underage youth
-We will advance legislation to eliminate deceptive marketing of e-cigarettes to youth
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 15, 2019
President Donald Trump’s administration is also moving to ban flavored e-cigarettes amid vape related deaths.
According to multiple repots, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working to remove all non-tobacco flavors of e-cigs from shelves within 30 days, until such companies receive FDA approval. That includes popular mint and menthol flavors.
Read more here.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: New York Governor Announces Executive Action Ban On Flavored E-Cigs
Subtronics is at it again with another monster collaboration — this time with NGHTMRE.
In the video below the DJ/producer unleashes the new WIP on the crowd at Nocturnal Wonderland and it goes off. The new track is 100% pure wonky, wubby goodness — and oh yeah, it be hittin’ different.
Subtronics and GRiZ recently wowed the scene with their own surprise collaboration, “Griztronics,” which we’ve heard ripping out at shows left and right.
With another huge collab in the works, Subtronics is setting himself up for success!
Watch below.Subtronics x NGHTMRE
— THIS SNAILCLOPS BE HITTIN DIFFERENT (@Subtronics) September 15, 2019
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Subtronics Tests Out Unreleased NGHTMRE Collab At Nocturnal Wonderland [WATCH]
The artist who started the glitter boob trend is making some serious cash — we’re talking $180,000 serious. Not only is her bank account sparkling, but her very own art business is booming.
Meet Sophie Tea, the 26-year-old Sydney-based mastermind behind the festival craze. It all started when she uploaded a single photo of cleverly placed glitter on her chest, which she wore proudly to Coachella.
It was an instant hit — borderline iconic even — gaining her thousands of followers and demand by the masses for more glitter boobs. The project took off in collaboration with The Gypsy Shrine’s Jenna Meek. And, the rest is history.
Which brings us to now, as Tea’s featured in the press for selling $180,000 worth of her paintings in a single week. The glitter business might be a side hustle at this point, but it helped her become the “investment grade” artist she is today.
Tea says the glitter has earned her more than 8,000 followers this festival season and the business saw a boost of 20% in sales.
The glitter queen can attribute her massive success to that one photo back in 2017. But, don’t get it twisted — she’s in the studio working 15 hour days seven days a week to keep up with her creative flow.View this post on Instagram
I did make myself a little promise that I wouldn’t post a picture of my titz again coz I’m an investment grade artist now lol BUT fuck it. The glitter queens @thegypsyshrine will be at my solo show on the night of the private view….. THURSDAY 23rd (6pm-10pm everyone welcome, Noho Studios, Great Titchfield Street). You will be able to get a FREE glitter makeover of your face, bum, boobs, and anywhere else tbf. Judgement free zone just have glitter on wherever makes you happy you know!???!!? My bezzie Jenna is the founder of the company and they have just launched their beauty range earlier this week. Very proud. Anyways, come to my show, it’s THE PLACE TO BE NEXT THURSDAY! Tickets in bio bitchez. Can’t wait to meet you all. all glitter used on the night is biodegradable! Xooxox . . . . . . #sophieteaart #theseriousartist #seriously
A post shared by S O P H I E T E A (@sophieteaart) on Aug 17, 2018 at 6:41am PDT
Source: Daily Mail
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Woman Who Started Glitter Boob Trend Can Make $180,000 In One Week For Her Art
Chet Porter is thankfully ok — but his near death experience has us completely shook.
The producer took to Twitter yesterday to share a scary experience that happened up in the air. His flight “almost rolled upside down.” He said everyone was screaming. Yikes.
His short account of severe turbulence sounds like something out of a suspense film… This was real life, however. Chet said the pilot even admitted the plane almost went down. It apparently flew too close to another aircraft and got caught in the wake.
Chet has remained shockingly calm about all of this… We’re just so glad he and everyone else onboard the flight made it safely.
Can you imagine!?
we are fine btw, i am actually extremely chill about it lmao idk what that says about me
— chet porter (@chetporter) September 15, 2019
Armin van Buuren may be one of the leading DJs in the world, but he has experienced firsthand the ups and downs of the profession just as his peers have.
In a recent interview, he warns of the “dark side” of DJing. “I’m really thankful for the life I lead…” he told talkshow Jinek. “But there is a dark side that we are beginning to see more of.”
As we saw play out in Avicii: True Stories, the “obsessive” touring and lifestyle of a DJ can certainly take a toll on mental health. Armin recently introduced his own documentary series, during which he opens up about his own musical journey.
Armin also said (roughly translated), “Everyone puts on a brave face and says it’s going fine, but then you hear through the grapevine that they are actually seeing a coach or psychologist.” Which isn’t a negative thing, by the way.
It’s important for the music industry and those in it to continue to value mental health. It’s also vital that artists on the road are honest about the personal issues facing them and that they seek support when necessary.
Watch the Dutch interview here.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Armin van Buuren Warns of the “Dark Side” of DJing, Stresses Importance of Mental Health
Wavedash have a lot going for them. The first signees on NGHTMRE & SLANDER’s Gud Vibrations label, constantly putting out great music, endless energy on stage, they’re a definite treat to see live. However, that doesn’t make them immune from every gaffe in an artist’s long career.
Yesterday, Wavedash became the focus of criticism from both SKisM and BadKlaat, both of whom can be considered legends in dubstep at this point. SKisM, the founder of Never Say Die, and BadKlaat, ostensibly one of the progenitors of the sound now known as riddim, both took umbrage with a video Wavedash shared promoting their first headline show.
The video shows the trio playing out a basic drop and jumping around with their usual energy. But SKisM was quick to call them out for playing a drop that had allegedly been ripped from his Never Say Die, Vol. 6 compilation mix.
lol nice double drop ripped from my NSD Vol 6 there boys https://t.co/EM8NIcEHrJ
— SKisM (@skism_uk) September 13, 2019
like for real though, that’s two tunes playing together, (switching bass lines after 8 bars), slammed into a limiter and converted into a low quality mp3. If that’s what you’re playing at your first headline show, then you got a lot to learn lol
— SKisM (@skism_uk) September 13, 2019
no one's canceling anyone, but i'm sorry, if you act like a turkey, you're gonna get roasted . End of story. Good night to you all x
— SKisM (@skism_uk) September 13, 2019
BadKlaat joined in not much later, as it was allegedly his unreleased music in the double drop that Wavedash had played out.
if you’re gonne rip my unreleased music from a NSD mix to play live at least give us credit for it…. https://t.co/M6PzsHOn9V
— BadKlaat (@BadKlaat) September 14, 2019
It should be said right here, right now, that there’s no way to tell whether Wavedash themselves ripped the drop (which is honestly unlikely) or whether they found it in a producer’s group which often passes around WAVs of edits and creative doubles. Similarly, it’s unfair to expect Wavedash to be familiar with every double drop ever conceived and recognize a “ripped” one when they find it.
The video still being up this long after such heavy-handed criticism is peculiar, but clearly drawing a lot of attention to the group. Your EDM has reached out to representatives for Wavedash who have not responded at time of publication; we will update this article accordingly upon response.
Photo via @donslens
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Wavedash Called Out By SKisM, BadKlaat For Allegedly Ripping Their Tracks From A Mix
Being Diplo or Skrillex is enough to get them in pretty much anywhere — or at least one would think. That wasn’t the case at Rihanna’s New York Fashion Week party, however.
According to Page Six, the electronic music icons had to wait in line just like everybody else. There were reportedly so many VIPs in attendance that it became a “one in, one out” situation.
It was, after all, the hottest Fashion Week afterparty in celebration of Rihanna’s own Savage x Fenty show.
Wrote Page Six, “One witness revealed, ‘Diplo and Skrillex had to wait… and even Serena Williams and A$AP Ferg were given a hard time.’
“Shiggy, Draymond Green, Big Sean, G-Eazy and Rich the Kid were also not [immediately] let in.”
Only Rihanna could pull off a star-studded guest list such as this one. VIPs in the back!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Diplo & Skrillex Had A Hard Time Getting Into Rihanna’s NYFW Afterparty
On Thursday, Axenic LLC and Mercy Agency, LLC announced a merger of operations combining Mercy Agency’s world class marketing and strategy development with Axenic’s project management and branding to construct an unbridled creative solution for today’s artists and brands.
Lewk, co-founder of Axenic, commented, “We’re excited to join forces with Mercy Agency. This acquisition expands our reach in entertainment and empowers our digital channel management services. Their expertise and exclusive network elevates our global positioning,allowing us to serve more enterprises and investors, worldwide.”
“Joining forces with Axenic gives Mercy Agency the ability to delve into new and untapped markets,” explains Matthew Cowan, co-founder of Mercy Agency. “By branching out with Axenic, we’ll be able to increase the impact of our current campaigns while developing cutting edge marketing tools.”
Effective October 2019, Axenic will acquire Mercy Agency’s assets, employees and contracts with operations continuing under the Axenic brand. Lauren Kenner and Matthew Cowan, co-founders of Mercy Agency, will be joining the Director’s Board of Axenic.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Axenic LLC acquires boutique marketing, strategy agency, Mercy Agency
What’s your idea of the most epic house party? Does it mirror movies like Superbad or 21 & Over? Or do you imagine something bigger, like Animal House or Project X? No matter what you think, it probably doesn’t hold a candle to the real life house party thrown by Skream and Elrow.
Skream and Elrow decided to create an Epic House Party at London’s newest venue, Magazine, that waved goodbye to those party frustrations we could definitely do without.
A night where no time was wasted queuing up for drinks (thanks to the giant octopus bartender serving eight drinks at a time), and where the security welcomed partygoers in with open arms thanks to the band of friendly security (grandmas) at the door!
No telling if this was a one-night affair or something more sustainable, but for one night only, this group had the night of their lives. Check out the video below.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: This Epic House Party Had Grandmas For Security & An Octopus Bartender [VIDEO]
Zedd‘s love for gaming is coming through with a huge headlining performance at the Overwatch League Grand Finals.
The competition takes place on September 29th, featuring the Grammy Award-winning artist and Overwatch fan. And when we say fan — Zedd achieved the highest rank possible last year, reaching the Grandmaster rank in competitive mode.
“I’ve been a massive Overwatch fan from the start, so getting to perform at the Grand Finals is an amazing intersection of my passions,” Zedd said.
“I know the Philly crowd is going to be awesome, and I’m looking forward to putting on a show that will get my fellow Overwatch League fans pumped for the championship action onstage.”
The DJ/producer’s on stage energy matched with the excitement of an Overwatch event will surely make for an unbeatable show. It all goes down at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia at the end of this month.
Grab tickets here.Zedd x Overwatch
— Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) September 12, 2019
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Zedd to Headline the 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals This Month
Spotify is cracking down on its family plan… which is all fine and dandy, unless you’re cheating the system.
Moving forward, Spotify is asking for users to share location to make sure nobody is abusing family plan privileges. According to the new “Terms and Conditions” (as of August 2019), Spotify requires the primary account holder and others family plan users to share location.
Under the plan’s “Eligibility and Verification” Spotify states:
In order to be eligible for the Premium Family Subscription, the primary account holder and the subsidiary account holders must be family members residing at the same address.
Upon activation of a subsidiary Premium Family account, you will be asked to verify your home address.C. We may from time to time ask for re-verification of your home address in order to confirm that you are still meeting the eligibility criteria.
Spotify uses Google Maps (and location data) to help users find and set their respective addresses, so you won’t be able to just fill in the address of your buddy and have it work. It will also confirm locations from “time to time” to make sure addresses are legit.
Spotify’s family plan currently offers 6 premium accounts under one roof at $14.99 per month.
H/T: The Verge
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Spotify Is Cracking Down On People Abusing Their Family Plans
Ekali took the stage at Red Rocks last night to support Alison Wonderland at her headlining show and he treated the crowd to a very pleasant surprise.
The producer unleashed his unreleased collaboration with Illenium to a beautiful, sold out crowd — and we can bet every heart out there skipped a beat. From the video below, it seems everyone fell silent to listen.
This isn’t the first time their collaboration has played out, but Red Rocks brings an extra layer of magic to the mix. Echoing through the natural walls of the landmark venue, this collab bounced around like never before.
Everything sounds a little sweeter at Red Rocks — just watch.Ekali x Illenium
Ekali played his unreleased collab with ILLENIUM at Red Rocks last night
Posted by Your EDM on Friday, September 13, 2019
Photo via Brandon Artis
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Ekali Plays Out Unreleased Collab w/ Illenium At Red Rocks [WATCH]
Listening to loud rock music could increase you chances of driving aggressively, according to new research. In addition, scientists at the South China University of Technology believe the faster the tempo, the more erratic your driving could be.
For the study detailed here, motorists were analyzed while driving to rock, light music, and no music at all. Each participant jammed out to tunes 20 minutes at a time while navigating a six-lane highway via driving simulator.
Driving habits seemed to change depending on the music. When listening to loud rock, for example, the number of lane changes jumped from an average of 70 times up to 140 times per hour. Also, when listening to their favorite albums, drivers pushed their speed by an average 5 mph.
Another recent study found the most dangerous and safe songs to drive to, out of the most popular selections on Spotify. Considering there’s a lot more research to be done on the topic, we’d take this with a grain of salt. Especially considering there’s no drum & bass or hardcore in the list… but that’s a study for another day.
Regardless, below are the results…
Most dangerous songs to drive to:
American Idiot – Green Day
Party in The U.S.A. – Miley Cyrus
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers
Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
Least dangerous songs to drive to:
Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers
God’s Plan – Drake
Africa – Toto
Location – Khalid
Source: The Sun
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Research Reveals Most Dangerous Songs To Drive To (And The Least)
Listening back to Avicii‘s older work brings back a wave of memories and musical nostalgia. Today, his debut studio album True turns six years old and it remains just as relevant as the day it came out.
The album includes “Hey Brother,” “You Make Me,” and one of the producer’s greatest treasures, “Wake Me Up” featuring Aloe Blacc. Running 12 tracks deep and an hour long, True is enough to provide a complete escape from the world around us — all there’s left to focus on is the music. It’s one of those albums that feels like the first time every time.
This year, the legend Avicii aka Tim Bergling left his final impression on the industry with his posthumous album TIM. There are comparisons to draw between his first studio album and his most recent, with the seamlessly blended genres and styles — one of the qualities that made him a true pioneer.
Collaborator Aloe Blacc recently dropped a song to honor Tim’s 30th birthday. He said: “Take the risk. As an artist, if ever you feel nervous about something, it’s better to take the risk than to regret it. When we created ‘Wake Me Up’ there was no blueprint for the combination of sounds and no example of success to rely on.”
Experience True again right here.Avicii – True
Photo via Sean Eriksson
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Avicii’s Incredible Album ‘True’ Turns 6 Today [LISTEN AGAIN]
Virtual reality is all the rage right now and although Daft Punk remain extraordinarily elusive from the scene, their music can’t resist the future.
A new project by Interstella VR brings the duo’s iconic track “One More Time” to life as a virtual reality dance party. In the video below, Australian developer Jake Donaldson and his team provide a colorful rave on a screen near you.
Inerstella VR allows players to jump into the middle of the music video and experience an out-of-this-world concert. Just watching the YouTube video below won’t begin to do it justice, but you’ll get the idea.
The production, built for HTC’s Vive VR is also compatible with Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality. Download the full experience here.Interstella VR | Daft Punk Virtual Reality Experience
Produced by Jake Donaldson
Character Models by Megan Barnes
Environment Models by Lucas Sabatka
Animation by Keira McMahon
Rigging by Jason Dobra
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Fan Project Turns Daft Punk’s “One More Time” Into VR Dance Party
Corrupt (UK) just hit us with a bumping new EP fueled by his signature grimy UK sound, out now via The Prescription Records. With this double release, the producer shapes two totally different but complimentary vibes through his unstoppable energy and expression.
First up, Keep Up hosts the title track “Keep Up” featuring Dread MC, priming the house-focused EP with much flair and precision. The song is light on its feet with perky synth work, but that bassline hits extra heavy. Expert vocals give the track a well rounded edge, and just like that Corrupt (UK) is taking over. Pro-tip: Cut some shapes to this ish.
Next up, “Not Coming Back” stays true to the UK grind as the lyrics request we leave it all on the dancefloor. This one drives it home with a tireless groove, gritty lead and an overall powerful message. The kick alone packs enough loop-worthy punch to provoke a repeat (or several). Pro-tip: Express yo-self!
Corrupt (UK) shares in a press release, “I am beyond hyped for this release on The Prescription Records and that Dr. Fresch & his team are supporting my take on the UK sound.”
And, the man Dr. Fresch puts it perfectly, “Corrupt (UK) is an unstoppable force on the dancefloor; his production is simply first class when it comes to serving basslines to the masses, and Keep Up typifies this.”
With it being Friday the 13th and all — get as weird as you want with these!Corrupt (UK) – Keep Up EP
Get it: https://fanlink.to/KeepUpEP
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Corrupt (UK) Joins Rx Family with Insanely Hype ‘Keep Up’ EP [LISTEN]
Have you ever been to Japan? While I’ve always been fascinated by the country, I can’t say I’ve ever been. You know who has been though? Throttle. And he loved the place so much he made a song about it hoping to capture the essence of the iconic nation with his new song “Japan.” “Japan” is Throttle’s second consecutive release on Monstercat and will be featured on his upcoming EP. Much like its predecessor “Dreamer,” this track showcases Throttle’s production abilities as he ventures into progressive house and future house territory.
The track starts out with some soft vocals layered over a slight synth pitch. As the vocals rise we get some snaps and guitar plucks, making this song a total vibe. After the verse, the synth notes that will become the drop start to build up, it’s a very stark melody. The drop combines the super bright synths with a hard hitting bassline. The same chord progression sets the tone for the rest of the song in the form of different synths. “Japan” is another entry into Throttle’s ever-growing catalog, and another step in a new musical direction for him.
“’Japan’ is a very special song for me. The production came to life on a recent trip to Tokyo, the city is so inspiring to me sonically, from the arcade games right down to the city’s metro jingles. I tried to replicate that experience through this song and I hope those who live in or have visited Tokyo would agree!” – Throttle
Get your first listen to Throttle’s latest track “Japan” out now on Monstercat.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Throttle Continues His Evolution With Latest Track “Japan”
Out today through 2DEX is the remarkable new electronic single from LO. An artist who has been in the game for almost 20 years with his blend of UK bass, house, pop and R&B, LO has previously delivered for labels like Majestic Casual and Tommy Boy Records.
He has collaborated with talented vocalist Emma Elizabeth for ‘Safari,’ nailing a stunning pop hook alongside LO’s groove-dipped beat and sparkling melodies.
The producer tells the story of this release, sharing: “The track ‘Safari’ was born on a Saturday in one of Berlin’s typical rehearsal/studio space buildings somewhere in Marzahn. I was hanging out with my friends Chris and Betty and played them the demo instrumental version of the track. They both vibed with it immediately and we just worked on it for a few hours in a super nice flow. The outcome is a hymn to being open to new things: open to the unknown and not afraid of making decisions.“
Listen to it here.
Sometimes when an artist reveals they have a collaboration in the works, it might not be out for a couple months. Sometimes it’s even longer than that… Flux Pavilion revealed he had a collaboration with What So Not just a month and a half ago and it’s out now!
“20:25” with Chain Gang Of 1974 is wildly outside the normal realm for Flux, and more in line with WSN’s latest album, Not All The Beautiful Things. That being said, there are still some elements in this that are clearly Flux: the percussion, some of the melodic progression, even some of the processing on the synths. If there was ever to be a Flux Pavilion and What So Not song, this is about as close to a 50/50 collaboration as you could get.
The addition of vocals from Chain Gang Of 1974, who haven’t featured on a dance track since Dillon Francis’s “When We Were Young” in 2014, add a sultry layer to the track that is firmly necessary.
There will certainly be longtime fans of Flux who don’t vibe with this new sound, but the quality is undeniable. Check it out below.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Flux Pavilion & What So Not Team Up With Chain Gang of 1974 For New Single, “20:25”
After officially announcing their collab EP earlier this month, Excision & Wooli have at last dropped their long awaited Evolution EP. Including previously released singles with Seven Lions and Trivecta, this 4-track EP has a lot to offer.
Having already heard three out of the four singles, the EP doesn’t come as much of a surprise. With only “Evolution” featuring Sam King coming as a new track, it doesn’t feel like we’re being treated to much. That being said, the collection of songs as it is represents a fantastic compendium of dubstep, melodic, and harder styles.
Check out the Evolution EP, as well as our brief interview with Wooli, below!
How did you and Excision first come to the conclusion that you were making a full EP and not just a single?
After the first single came together so easily, it only made sense to keep on going! I had a few more ideas and Excision had some vocals to write to, it all came together naturally.Did you have time to sit down in a studio and work it all out or was a lot of it done remotely, as both of you are touring so much?
It was a mixture of both! We wrote two songs remotely, and wrote/started two songs at his house in Canada! I stayed with him for a week and worked in his studio. It was actually my first time EVER writing with someone in a studio.You’ve been going heavy with collaborations these past few months, whether it’s Snails, Seven Lions & Trivecta, or Seven Lions & Excision. What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from each of these releases in terms of work flow or production?
When you are collaborating with big artists, its important to remember to be patient. A lot of people have crazy schedules including myself, so it was something I had to learn as I was going that sometimes it will take longer to finish a song than normal.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Excision & Wooli Drop Collab EP With Trivecta, Seven Lions & More [Interview]