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Diplo Strips Naked And Urges Everyone To Register To Vote

1 hour 7 min ago

Today is National Voter Registration Day, and we’re only 42 days away from the next presidential election, making today vitally important. Many states’ voter registration deadlines are quickly approaching, so plenty of influential figures are making “get out the vote” posts — including Diplo.

Though, Diplo is never one to do something half-heartedly, and his post for Voter Registration Day is eye catching, to say the least. In Jamaica, he stands butt naked on the edge of a deck overlooking a body of water as he captions, “Don’t forget to register to vote.” (He’s no stranger to getting naked in public, either.)

Simple. Effective.

Register to vote here

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Don't forget to register to vote

A post shared by Thomas Wesley (@diplo) on Sep 21, 2020 at 10:47am PDT

Other who’ve posted about registering to vote include Tynan, Kill The Noise, Anna Yvette, Big Gigantic, and Moby.

Hey just a friendly reminder to register to vote before you miss your states deadline!

And of course, FUCKING VOTE

— TYNAN (@tynanofficial) September 22, 2020

im not gonna patronize anyone about how important this election is.. BUT are you registered to vote? it literally takes 2 mins to sign up. start here if u are confused what to do! https://t.co/dTAvB2yNKL

— jake the human (@killthenoise) September 21, 2020

Remember to VOTE! https://t.co/gm8zgoAkn7

— Anna Yvette ???? (@annayvettemusic) September 22, 2020

are you registered to vote? Are all of your friends? Family members?
Check in with them and make sure!! https://t.co/fW8IOPBuSq

— BIG GIGANTIC (@BigGigantic) September 20, 2020

Please; register to vote(and then, of course, vote..). This election is way too important for you to sit on the side-lines. @HeadCountOrg #registertovote #vote pic.twitter.com/7VZRj8qLC6

— moby XⓋX (@thelittleidiot) September 20, 2020

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Diplo Strips Naked And Urges Everyone To Register To Vote

Nicky Romero and Sick Individuals Drop Progressive Banger “Only for You”

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 22:09

Nicky Romero cannot be stopped in 2020! He’s put out six original tracks this year, dropped a club EP and unveiled a new side project, too! Now, we’re treated to the Dutch superstar’s seventh original track of the year, “Only for You.” Teaming up with Sick Individuals and Australian vocalist XIRA; Nick makes a glorious return to that festival progressive house sound that he’s honed over the past couple of years. Sick Individuals also brilliantly incorporate their own unique style for one of those collabs that’s almost a perfect 50-50 blend.

“Only for You” opens up with a beautiful piano melody, XIRA’s sweet and soaring vocals come right in as some light percussion gives the song some urgency. Most EDM fans will probably recognize XIRA from 3LAU’s hit song “Tokyo.” She doesn’t have to sing much, but you definitely feel her vocals. After that we get the drum build up and the glorious progressive drop. This one would have been a nice touch at the festival main stage.

Check out the latest from Nicky Romero & Sick Individuals “Only for You” featuring XIRA, out now on Protocol. Re-live Nicky’s Another Word virtual set too.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Nicky Romero and Sick Individuals Drop Progressive Banger “Only for You”

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Drop Catchy New Single “Do It!” with Azteck and Kim Loaiza

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 21:35

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are back with a new single, “Do It!”, a fun and groovy track that has a decidedly 2010 feel to it, as well as a bilingual flair. The reigning #1 DJs in the world have been staying busy in 2020. “Do It!” is their eighth single this year, they also announced a new music, gaming and lifestyle agency last month on top of doing frequent live streams. “Do It!” is the perfect addition to their discography. It’s also a great track for streaming or listening to in your car, as it holds back some from their normal festival-oriented style.

DVLM enlisted UK-based producer Azteck and Mexican singer and influencer, Kim Loaiza, for the track. The track opens with a distorted kick drum and Kim Loaiza singing in English and Spanish. During the second verse, we get some cymbals and hand claps, the synths give it a slower, more hypnotic feel. Almost like some 2010’s era hip-hop. The drop is so much fun, they melody is the same, but the percussion gives it a bounce that will make you want to get up and dance.

Check out the latest from Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Kim Loaiza and Azteck, “Do It!” out now on Smash the House. It’s already got over 10 million streams and is #1 on Tik-Tok in Latin America. Re-live a little snippet of their TomorrowLand Around the World live stream too.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Drop Catchy New Single “Do It!” with Azteck and Kim Loaiza

NGHTMRE Reveals New Collaboration With Galantis Out This Friday

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 15:12

NGHTMRE & Galantis. NGHTMRE & Galantis? Apparently, yes.

One of the top bass/trap artists and a duo that specialize in their own quirky brand of EDM pop are collaborating for the first time, and we have no idea what this will sound like.

Plenty of artists of separate genres have worked together in the past, so that in and of itself isn’t particularly newsworthy. But these two, in particular, present a very unique opportunity for some interesting possibilities. Will it be bass with a poppy topline? Poppy most of the way with a trappy second drop? Or a combination of the two or something else entirely?

We’ll find out soon enough. Pre-save “Tu Tu Tu” featuring Liam O’Donnell here.

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GALANTIS & NGHTMRE – Tu Tu Tu (That’s Why We) ft. LIAM O’DONNELL – OUT THIS FRIDAY 9/25 ???? [PRE-SAVE IN BIO]

A post shared by NGHTMRE (@nghtmre) on Sep 21, 2020 at 10:08am PDT

 

Photos via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: NGHTMRE Reveals New Collaboration With Galantis Out This Friday

Wynn Las Vegas Reports 548 COVID-19 Cases, 3 Deaths Among Employees Since Reopening

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 14:11

Wynn Las Vegas has reported 548 positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and 3 deaths among employees since it reopened in June.

With help from the University Medical Center, Wynn has attempted to catch employees with the virus early on, even with those who are asymptomatic. Of the 15,051 routine tests so far, there have been a reported 548 positives — for an overall positivity rate of 3.6%

Since these “Pre-employment and Surveillance Testing Programs” started up, Wynn has seen a downward trend in positives. “In fact, in the recent round of surveillance testing conducted on Sept. 11, only one out of 285 employees tested positive,” the resort shared via press release.

The company has offered financial aid support to the families of the three employees that died.

Wynn asserts that 98% of employees that tested positive were exposed outside of work.

However, there may be a link between positive cases and the Las Vegas Strip. Another local report claims more than 25 percent of those recently infected with COVID-19 in Clark Country may have contracted or helped spread the coronavirus while visiting a hotel, motel or resort. More on that here.

 

Source: RGJ

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Wynn Las Vegas Reports 548 COVID-19 Cases, 3 Deaths Among Employees Since Reopening

Alison Wonderland Reveals First Original Single Of 2020, “Bad Things” Out Thursday

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 14:08

Alison Wonderland has a new single up her sleeve and it drops this Thursday.

The last new original music we heard from the DJ/producer, she released “Time” with Quix and completely blew our minds. Between then, she’s also hopped on a song with Chet Porter and produced a new track for phem. Over a year later, she’s gearing up for “Bad Things” and our imaginations are running wild with what we’re about to hear.

Days ago, AW would have taken over Red Rocks once again for her Temple of Wonderland show. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait for her epic return — but the music will get us through.

Pre-save “Bad Things” here: https://alisonwonderland.lnk.to/BadThings (and scroll down here for a little preview). Check back here to listen first thing on Thursday.

Note: Yes, we realize the post below says Wednesday — but by Wednesday, she means Thursday.

Alison Wonderland – “Bad Things” 

time for new music.

Bad Things. Out this Wednesday.
Presave right now https://t.co/VLAhxnIbao pic.twitter.com/xSg6WmCZuZ

— ALISON WONDERLAND (@awonderland) September 21, 2020

Also I meant Thursday but I was nervous posting this ????

— ALISON WONDERLAND (@awonderland) September 21, 2020

4 hours of @awonderland, 3 unreleased tracks, 2 different countries, 1 family, and A THOUSAND MEMORIES ✨

(Song: Bad Things – Alison Wonderland) pic.twitter.com/tnAg20pgPI

— Seth ↑% ⚔ (@sethoxydimx) February 29, 2020

 

Photo via Marc Van der Aa for Insomniac Events

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Alison Wonderland Reveals First Original Single Of 2020, “Bad Things” Out Thursday

SHAMAÏ – Burst (Wankelmut Remix)

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 13:36

The Berlin artist behind tunes like ‘Only You’ and ‘Can’t Force Love’ is back with a brand new remix. Having recently started his own label WKLMT, Wankelmut pulls out all the stops for an edit of SHAMAÏ’s debut record, ‘Burst.’

Dripping in soulful vocals and given a hefty dose of sunshine with its melodic beat and silky chords, ‘Burst’ is given a whole new lease of life. It was written in homage to women, with SHAMAÏ explaining:

Nothing compares to the love and support I’ve received from women throughout my life. I’m grateful! First I wanted to write a song to pay tribute to them. Then I said to myself: Why wouldn’t you write a dedication to women all over the world? A song that could stay forever! A song that will inspire the next generations!

 ‘Burst’ is a song dedicated to women. Women who struggled or are struggling in life right now. To women going through tough times. Women who doubt themselves, who think they are not enough. Women who think they need men to accomplish their dreams. ‘Burst’ is a hymn to women’s freedom!”

We’re all for this one and have had it on repeat all weekend! Check it below.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: SHAMAÏ – Burst (Wankelmut Remix)

The Weeknd & Daft Punk’s “Starboy” Came Out Four Years Ago Today

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 13:11

Back in 2016, The Weeknd dropped his fourth studio album (technically six if you count each individual mixtape in Trilogy), Starboy. Four years ago today, he dropped the lead single and title track from the album, “Starboy,” with the legendary Daft Punk.

At the time, this was the first track that Daft Punk had produced and/or been featured on since their 2013 album Random Access Memories. The pairing alone, not to mention the news of new Daft Punk music itself, was cause for celebration and was more than noteworthy. As for the single itself, of course it was heavily tailored to fit The Weeknd’s vocal and musical style, but the elements of Daft Punk found from RAM were still easily noticeable.

Later, the two released another collaboration from the album, “I Feel It Coming,” a comparatively more bright and whimsical track that had a funkier rhythm. The two Daft Punk collaborations bookended the album, giving it a complete arc.

Listen again to “Starboy” below!

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: The Weeknd & Daft Punk’s “Starboy” Came Out Four Years Ago Today

EDC Announces Destination Beach Location in Portugal for 2021

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:41

Last week it announced that EDC Europe would return in 2021 — and now we have a location!

Per the teaser below, and following a highlight reel of lights, stages, and headliners, EDC Portugal is revealed. The new music festival installment is set to take place at Praia da Rocha, a breathtaking destination beach along the Atlantic Ocean. Do a quick Google and and take in the view!

“It’s been an incredible 25 year journey with so many of YOU beautiful people from around the Globe,” EDC first shared. “Let’s celebrate as we come full circle for our return to Europe!”

EDC already stretches across the globe with festivals in Mexico, Japan, and China. So much so that EDC has become more than just a festival, but a way of life.

Get ready for EDC Portugal, set to take place June 18 – 20, 2021.

Join the list here and stay updated.

EDC Portugal 2021

#EDCPortugal Location Revealed! Keep Watching & Find Out WHERE!????????✨

Sign Up & Follow @EDC_PORTUGAL for a chance to win 4 VIP passes, flights & accommodations from any major European airport! ????

Signup here → https://t.co/DiGLz4tiMZ pic.twitter.com/vlOYSJtQpc

— EDC Portugal (@EDC_Portugal) September 20, 2020

 

Photo by Cory J Photography for Your EDM

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: EDC Announces Destination Beach Location in Portugal for 2021

Life is Beautiful Returns to Las Vegas In 2021

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 16:53

Life is Beautiful makes its epic return to Las Vegas next year.

“You read that right. Mark your calendars for a glorious return to live music,” the fest just shared the news. “September 17-19, 2021. RSVP today for #LifeisBeautiful2021

Life is Beautiful previously reflected on this year’s cancellation amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak — “It has given us the space to reflect and to grow, to refocus on our work, and to find new ways to give back to our community beyond the three days of the festival. Our hearts are heavy, but our resilience is unstoppable.”

No doubt, Life is Beautiful will return with a refreshed outlook and optimism. At this point, we’re all looking forward to 2021.

Reserve your spot at Life is Beautiful here.

Life is Beautiful Returns 2021

You read that right. Mark your calendars for a glorious return to live music. September 17-19 2021. RSVP today for #LifeisBeautiful2021 ???? https://t.co/a3GCJz1yGu pic.twitter.com/YwxTc95xFo

— Life is Beautiful (@lifeisbeautiful) September 18, 2020

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Life is Beautiful Returns to Las Vegas In 2021

Bans On TikTok & WeChat Will Not Move Forward Today

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 15:20

TikTok and WeChat have both narrowly avoided bans scheduled for today, Sunday, September 20th across the United States.

President Donald Trump previously warned the Chinese-owned apps posed as security threats to American users — and the Commerce Department handed down an order that would stop downloads of TikTok and WeChat starting today.

Both bans have been lifted for now — as Trump has announced a new deal between TikTok, Oracle, and Walmart has his “blessing” and a California judge has blocked his administration’s ban on WeChat, citing a potential First Amendment claim.

With this, TikTok and WeChat are here to stay — at least for now.

Not only that, downloads have soared in days leading up to the supposed ban, especially with WeChat, which has seen a sharp, 800 percent week-over-week increase.

More here.

 

Source: The Verge

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Bans On TikTok & WeChat Will Not Move Forward Today

Whethan Pulls Oliver Tree Out Of Retirement for One Last Collab “Freefall” [LISTEN]

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 13:21

Whethan has enlisted in longtime friend and collaborator Oliver Tree for their latest and most electrifying collaboration yet, “Freefall.”

The new single draws Oliver Tree out of retirement for an encore and heralds Whethan’s highly anticipated album, FANTASY, due out this Fall. For his sixth and final single, the producer plays up an ambitious blend of pop, rock, and electronic — a catalyst for one last stellar vocal performance from Oliver Tree.

He sings out:

Watch out, here I come
Is there any way you can help me out?
I’m talking right here, watch me jump
I get a little closer when I’ve had enough
I’m falling

The two have teamed up time and time again — on “When I’m Down,” “All You Ever Talk About,” and “Enemy” — and by now they sound intuitive together. Whethan also has writing and production credits on “Hurt,” “Let Me Down,” “Me, Myself, & I” and more off Oliver Tree’s debut album Ugly is Beautiful.

Listen here!

Whethan – Freefall (feat. Oliver Tree)

Stream/download: http://whethan.lnk.to/FreefallID

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Whethan Pulls Oliver Tree Out Of Retirement for One Last Collab “Freefall” [LISTEN]

Fyre Festival organisers settle lawsuit with Blink-182 and Major Lazer

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 19:04

Fyre Festival was and still is the biggest music event disaster of the current generation (Woodstock ’99 excluded), and even now three years later it’s still making rounds in the news. A lawsuit between Fyre Festival trustee Gregory Messer, Blink-182, Major Lazer and Pusha T has been settled to the tune of $460,000.

December last year, Messer filed 14 lawsuits in an effort to recoup money from artists and personalities who were either hired to promote or play the event and, obviously, didn’t end up coming through. Of note, blink-182, Major Lazer, and Pusha T were named in the suit and their respective agencies — CAA, Paradigm, and Nue Agency — have returned $135,000, $225,000, and $100,000 to the festival trust.

A similar lawsuit was filed by a separate trustee in August 2019 that also named blink-182, as well as Kendall Jenner & Emily Ratajkowski.

The festival’s full depth of bankruptcy totals $26 million, so there’s still plenty of stones that haven’t been turned over yet.

 

H/T NME

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Fyre Festival organisers settle lawsuit with Blink-182 and Major Lazer

Slushii Returns as sapientdream for 17-Track Album ‘Dream III’ [LISTEN]

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 16:54

Slushii returns as sapientdream for his third and possibly final release in the series, Dream III. The album is filled with a variety of downtempo productions that share a deep, emotional and vulnerable side through 17 delicate, intricate tracks.

In a recent post, Slushii shares what the release means to him — “with DREAM III out, the emotional weight is off my shoulders. I can finally let go peacefully, and move on.” With that being said, this could be the last time we hear from sapientdream.

In 2020, the producer has stayed quite busy putting out several singles as Slushii — including collabs with Steve Aoki, Holly, RayRay, and Tokyo Machine. No genre or style is off limits, because the project has always been about self expression through music in any form.

Listen here and show Slushii aka sapientdream some love!

sapientdream – Dream III



 

Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Slushii Returns as sapientdream for 17-Track Album ‘Dream III’ [LISTEN]

Skrillex & DJ Scheme Featured On Lil Tecca’s “Selection” [LISTEN]

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 12:56

Skrillex and DJ Scheme jump on Lil Tecca‘s debut studio album Virgo World for a bop titled “Selection.” The album also taps Lil Uzi Vert, Internet Money and more.

So far in 2020, Skrillex has earned production credits on Lady Gaga’s “Plastic Doll” and Juice WRLD’s “Man Of the Year.” Plus, a feature on Ty Dolla $ign’s “Ego Death,” also featuring Kanye West and FKA Twigs.

In addition, he’s been spotted in studio with Mike D of the Beastie BoysMike Einziger of IncubusBruce Johnston of The Beach Boys, and Ross Robinson. If you’re noticing a pattern here — it’s that Skrillex stays grinding in the studio all the time.

Meanwhile, Scheme has worked with a plethora of big names in hip hop — Juice WRLD, Ski Mask the Slump God, Wifisfuneral, Lil Yachty and more.

As for “Selection,” DJ Scheme explains via social post how the track came to be: “me and Nuri produced the beat then we sent it to Skrillex and he added a new kick and a little more of the island element.”

Listen here!

Lil Tecca – Selection with Skrillex & DJ Scheme



 

Photo by Marilyn Hue

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Skrillex & DJ Scheme Featured On Lil Tecca’s “Selection” [LISTEN]

Hudson Mohawke Just Dropped His Third Album In Six Weeks, “Airborne Lard”

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 12:35

Enigmatic producer that he is, 2020 has been a banner year for Hudson Mohawke. In a year that has produced more challenges for the average person than an entire lifetime, HudMo’s output has been higher than ever before. He just dropped his third album since the beginning of August, Airborne Lead, bringing the total output of tracks to 40.

This latest project will be the final in a trilogy of releases from one of the great beatmakers of our generation, a collection of archival releases from years and years in the vault. Thirteen new songs out yesterday, measuring 36 minutes of sonic bliss and contemplation.

Ranging from just barely over a minute to just hitting five, the tracks found in Airborne Lead are brilliantly experimental and gloriously special. From the big band vibes in “Cypress Phil” to trip hop vibes in the brief “Bloody Marshmallow” to the epically weird sounds of “Hooker In A Cardboard Box,” Hudson Mohawke does it all.

“It’s been one of the slight silver linings of lockdown, getting to spend more time (in the studio) than I would normally,” HudMo told DJ Mag.

Check out the new release below!

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Hudson Mohawke Just Dropped His Third Album In Six Weeks, “Airborne Lard”

The Chainsmokers’ Venture Firm, Mantis, Raises $35 Million from Early Investors

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 17:46

The Chainsmokers are making headlines for their new venture, Mantis, which even in its early stage has raised $35 million.

Big-name investors Mark Cuban, Keith Rabois, Jim Coulter and Ron Conway have all thrown down on Mantis, which ventures include fitness app Fiton and mortgage-lending startup LoanSnap.

Alex Pall and Drew Taggart have made names for themselves with their chart-topping hits, but low key they’ve been investing for several years. Mantis takes their entrepreneurial interests to the next level, along with partners Milan Koch and Jeffrey Evans.

In addition, The Chainsmokers co-founded YellowHeart which aims to put power into the hand of the performers and fans, to insure their purchase of authentic digital tickets.

Pall explains how they decide on their investments and it’s actually pretty simple — “I’d like to say that we were like thinking in this incredible way about the business at the time, but we were just like, ‘This is a really great product and we love the founder.'”

Interestingly enough, The Chainsmokers attribute their inspiration to Jimmy Buffett, who is well known for a number of business ventures — first and foremost as an artist, his signature chain of restaurants, Margaritaville, and more.

Read more here via TechCrunch.

 

Source: TechCrunch | Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: The Chainsmokers’ Venture Firm, Mantis, Raises $35 Million from Early Investors

Flux Pavilion Drops Newest Single From Forthcoming Album, “You & I”

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 17:20

Flux Pavilion has been going through an evolution. From his myriad EPs and debut album five years ago, his sound has stayed fairly consistent up until the beginning of 2019 with “Savior” featuring CRaymak and Tasha Baxter. This was the first release that featured his new style of track art, and implicitly signaled a change in his sound.

Since then, we’ve gotten eight new singles, bouncing between wild new sounds, e.g., “Survive” with Feed Me, and classic reminders of where he came from like “Sink Your Teeth In” with Drowsy. With a new album on the horizon, his new single out yesterday, “You & I,” is a brilliant middle ground between his new pop-leaning sound and a nod to his heavy bass origins.

The mixdown on “You & I” is beautifully dense, never leaving a moment of silence or weightlessness, always leaning heavily into the underlying bass tones for a full-sounding song that is sure to leave you with goosebumps. Flux Pavilion, of course, has never had issue with melding his bassline and melody and it feels like he’s putting his all into this new single.

Check out “You & I” below, out now via Circus Records!

 

Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Flux Pavilion Drops Newest Single From Forthcoming Album, “You & I”

SoundStage.fm Launches New Virtual Experience Platform

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 16:37

As the global COVID-19 pandemic drags on, live shows and large gatherings still seem far off. However, the dance music world has adapted, and live streams have become all the rage! For the most part, the live streams have been pretty straight forward. Some have tried more to re-create the festival experience, others have been more charity driven affairs. Now, there’s a new platform, SoundStage, that seeks to empower artists to connect with their fans on a more intimate level.

The premise is pretty simple, just RSVP to one of the upcoming virtual events, featuring a wide array of dance music talent including Firebeatz, Kill Paris, Super Future and more. Not only do you get to vibe out to some awesome tunes, you’re automatically entered to win your own private, exclusive virtual set, and virtual meet & greet with the artists. On top of that, it’s great for the artists as they’re able to monetize their talent and services while live events are still on hold. Here’s what SoundStage’s CEO had to say.

“Every artist has fans for whom their music reaches deep and has lasting effects at an existential level. We’re excited to provide a means for fans to experience intimate, authentic connections with the artists that have influenced them the most. Our platform also opens up an ancillary revenue stream so artists can continue making a living doing what they love while simultaneously allowing them to maximize the power of their brand.” — Ara Kevonian, CEO SoundStage.fm

Visit SoundStage.fm to RSVP for the next live stream, and enter for your chance to win some really cool virtual experiences. You can check out the upcoming schedule below. Jayceeoh kicked off the series earlier this week, check it out to get an idea of what makes a SoundStage stream so unique.

September 25 – Kill Paris
September 30 – Deepend
October 2 – Super Future
October 8 – Firebeatz
October 13 – ill.GATES

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2980678258703659&extid=SQQTiyD3pjJNZ6xh

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: SoundStage.fm Launches New Virtual Experience Platform

Don Diablo Launches New ’80s Side Project, Camp Kubrick, With Denzel Chain

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 15:40

Don Diablo’s 2020 career trajectory has been vexing to say the least. With nearly a dozen releases already under his belt this year, as well as a “COVID-proof” performance in Germany and a questionable cover of “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers, he now launches a new ’80s side project with singer Denzel Chain called Camp Kubrick, a nod to American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick.

The project’s debut single, “Johnny’s Online,” is out now. Pulled straight out of the ’80s with synths and drums to match, the song is well produced and has all the flash of a wonderful decade in music. But it appears all style and no substance.

“I have always cherished a secret love for pop music from the ’80s,” Don says. “It not only makes me feel nostalgic, it also transports me back into a time when things felt less complicated.”

The song’s title, “Johnny’s Online,” is a bit odd, as well. The world wide web was not publicly available until ’91, objectively not a part of the ’80s. But we can look past that. As for Denzel Chain’s performance, it’s brilliant. Don says Denzel’s voice “blew his mind” and it’s a perfect complement to the ’80s style sound.

However, if we want to admire the ’80s, there are tens of thousands of songs we can look back on now to do so. If Camp Kubrick is to truly succeed, it needs to be more than just nostalgia and “oh those were the times” mentality. There’s a lot of potential here, make no mistake. And “Johnny’s Online” isn’t a bad song by any means, it just needs its own soul.

Listen below.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Don Diablo Launches New ’80s Side Project, Camp Kubrick, With Denzel Chain

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