Couch Lands is back for a second round with a whole new set of artists and we couldn’t be more excited!
As Lost Lands has unfortunately been cancelled this year, Couch Lands is taking its place in the new live streaming reality. Today, beginning at 6pm EST/3pm PST, you can catch sets from Herobust, Wooli, Kompany, Blunts & Blondes, Dirtyphonics, Champagne Drip, Vampa, Zia, and Sweettooth. See set times below.
As the first time, tune into the Lost Lands Twitch channel to join in the fun!
— Excision (@Excision) July 9, 2020
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Watch Couch Lands Ep 2 with Herobust, Wooli, & more [LIVE STREAM]
Krewella and Yellow Claw have teamed up for easily our favorite collaboration of the week — “Rewind.”
This isn’t the first time these duos have worked together. First, they popped off on their 2017 collab “New World.” In both instances, their styles meld together seamlessly — but we’re especially keen on this trap infused hybrid.
Krewella share the concept behind the track:
We wrote ‘Rewind’ about the bittersweet feeling of losing yourself in memories. How moments and emotions seem to vanish in the blink of an eye, and suddenly it’s a month, a year, sometimes a decade later, and you feel like everything you’ve experienced is a fictional story. The “you” from the past is a familiar stranger. You’re sad that it’s all gone, but happy that it led you to where you are right now. They say nostalgia is like a drug, likely because it’s so easy to get stuck in the past, but this song is about letting yourself slip into it knowingly and enjoy it with reckless abandon.
Listen here and let us know if you’re loving it!Krewella & Yellow Claw – Rewind
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Krewella & Yellow Claw Team Up On Trap Infused Collab “Rewind” [LISTEN]
During a live stream performance last night, Timmy Trumpet proposed to his girlfriend and she said yes!
Timmy performed a perfect fake out by introducing a song, saying, “We usually perform this song here. But we’re gonna try something different. I want you to stand up on the DJ booth; we’re gonna perform it up here on the DJ booth. Is everyone ready???”
Clearly, Annette wasn’t ready judging by the transition on her face from grinning ear to ear and then realizing what was happening. The sort of garbled “Oh my god yes!” from Timmy’s mic at a distance is a really nice unintentional effect, as well.
Congrats to the newly engaged couple!
She said YES!! pic.twitter.com/ZMTfWTiHBu
— Timmy Trumpet (@TimmyTrumpet) July 11, 2020
Photo courtesy of Tomorrowland
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Timmy Trumpet Proposes To Girlfriend on Live Stream & She Says Yes!
The “Get Up, Stand Up” virtual fund-raiser for the Joe Biden campaign went down Thursday night, headed up by Kamala Harris, with Diplo behind the decks.
The party also featured DJ Cassidy, Beverly Bond, D-Nice, Hannah Bronfman and Jermaine Dupri.
“Get Biden back in the White House,” Diplo was quoted in saying. “We need your energy. We need you to mobilize.”
In addition, Biden launched his official Spotify channel, which celebrity guests will curate through the upcoming election in November.
Source: Page Six
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Joe Biden Campaign Fundraiser Brings In $1 Million with Diplo Behind the Decks
Juice WRLD tragically died 8 months ago, and now his posthumous album Legends Never Die is finally out.
Only a couple singles were released ahead of the album, including collaborations with Halsey and Marshmello. But now that we have full access to the complete project, we’ve already learned that “Man Of The Year” contains writing and production credits from Skrillex. It’s a punk rock/hip hop hybrid that features Juice’s iconic vocals and an early ’00s alt rock guitar vibe.
The rest of the album is composed from tracks he’d finished and those he was working on before his death. And like any posthumous album, the lyrics looking back seem more dark and foreboding than they were meant to be. For example on “Lucid Dreams,” he says “You left me falling and landing inside my grave/ I know that you want me dead/ I take prescriptions to make me feel OK/ I know it’s all in my head.”
At 21 tracks, the album is a lot to take in but it’s still not the end.
“I don’t think the albums are gonnna stop. It’s plenty of music. So, yeah,” said Lil Bibby, head of Juice Wrld’s label Grade A Productions on Juice Wrld’s XXL‘s Digital Cover interview. There will also be a documentary coming.
Check out Legends Never Die below.
Photo by Mac Downey (@mac.downey)
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Juice WRLD Posthumous Album ‘Legends Never Die’ with Marshmello, Skrillex & More Out Now
The second Friday of July has gifted us with a plethora of irresistibly catchy, emotionally stirring, and outright filthy music. This week we saw Hayden James release a new DJ mix album. Marshmello work with Juice WRLD on 2 records, Skrillex also contributed to Juice WRLD’s album on 1 record. Toolroom Records dropped a new label compilation. Furthermore Moore Kismet released a new single with Leotrix. We have compiled the weeks best music, all into one playlist. Stream the latest edition of Your EDM’s | Week in Music on Spotify below.
The folks over at Toolroom Records released “T2” an album compilation with over 18 records featuring everyone from Mark Knight to Amine Edge & DANCE.
International touring DJ phenom Marshmello worked on not 1 but 2 records with the late rapper Juice WRLD, titled “Come & Go,” and “Hate The Other Side” on Juice WRLD’s posthumous album Legends Never Die. “Come & Go” was released as a single prior to the album’s release.
Sound design maestro Shadient dropped a new 3 track EP titled the Infinite Structure EP on SLANDER’s Gud Vibrations label.
Hayden James released a 13-track (46 minute) DJ mix titled “Waves Of Gold” on Future Classic.
Featured image via: Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: NEW: Marshmello, Shadient, Moore Kismet + More – Your EDM | Week In Music
deadmau5 showed off his funkier side in his 2020 collaboration with The Neptunes, “Pomegranate” and now Carl Cox has unleashed his remix with an entirely different feel.
The Daft Punk influence on the original was inevitable with a slow, steady electro groove and rich, funky accents. Carl Cox, on the other hand, speeds up the track for the dance floor and works his magic. The remix starts out deep and builds into a driving production with a number of switch ups to keep things interesting.
To have all these musical icons — Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, deadmau5 and Carl Cox — on the same production makes it a rarity. It’s beyond legend status.
Vibe out right here to the Carl Cox remix!deadmau5 & The Neptunes – Pomegranate (Carl Cox Remix)
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Carl Cox Takes On Deadmau5’s Collab w/ The Neptunes in New “Pomegranate” Remix [LISTEN]
Electric Zoo has officially canceled its 2020 event set for September and, like so many other music festivals, shifted its focus to 2021.
With the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic this was inevitable, but the City of New York ultimately made the call. A statement on Electric Zoo socials explains:
On July 9th, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced all large events will be canceled through September 30th. Regrettably, we must stop all the preparations for 2020 Electric Zoo: Supernaturals and reschedule the festival for 2021.
…everyone’s safety is our #1 priority and we understand the Mayor’s decision.
In the post below, Electric Zoo also lays out details for 2020 ticketholders to obtain 2021 passes or request refunds. Those who keep their GA tickets for next year will receive a $50 credit for food, drinks or merch. VIP will receive a $100 credit.
Electric Zoo returns over Labor Day Weekend, September 3 – 5, 2021.Electric Zoo New York View this post on Instagram
Electric Zoo Family, On July 9th, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced all large events will be canceled through September 30th. Regrettably, we must stop all the preparations for 2020 Electric Zoo: Supernaturals and reschedule the festival for 2021. We’ve kept hope alive and continued planning and building Electric Zoo until today. While we are heartbroken, everyone's safety is our #1 priority and we understand the Mayor’s decision. We are all New York tough, let’s be safe and get through these difficult times together. We will return Labor Day Weekend 2021 with the Supernaturals theme and with the biggest line-up in the history of Electric Zoo! If you are keeping your ticket, YOU'LL RECIEVE A $50 CREDIT ON YOUR 2021 WRISTBAND to use for food, drinks and merchandise! ($100 for VIP/Platinum) and YOU DON’T NEED TO DO ANYTHING! We will follow up with you in the coming months with your new ticket and how to receive your credit. For refunds please fill out the form on See Tickets – link in bio. *refund minus service and processing fees We love you all, and can’t wait to welcome you back September 3 – 5 2021!
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Electric Zoo Pushed Until 2021 As NYC Cancels All Large Events
Following widespread issues with nearly every facet of Rave Family Block Fest on its opening day yesterday, organizers have decided to postpone the event in order to get a handle on things and come back with a better logistical plan.
“What started out as a silly idea between friends morphed into something far larger than any of us,” the Rave Family statement reads. “[…] With that said, I can’t ask them, the fans who supported us, or the artists who put time and energy into creating this amazing event to continue to work under the level of pressure we currently are. It’s not fair to anyone involved to deliver a subpar experience and knowing what we’ve actually built versus what we were were able to deliver is heartbreaking.
“We have decided to postpone the event while still leaving our festival and camping open for the people who have been enjoying them for the last few days.”
One of the biggest issues of the event was lack of communication between the festival, its artists, and the fans. In a press conference with media this morning, Rave Family founder and CEO Jackie McGuire lamented that the idea the festival was a collaborative project between everyone involved wasn’t more clear. While it would be right to assume that the festival was handling all of the building and curation, the fact is that the artists built the stages, the labels curated the talent, and the users in Minecraft were almost solely responsible for creating their own experience. Toward the end when Rave Family was running out of time, they even handed over responsibilities of creating artist avatars to the artists.
Perhaps the most unfortunate thing is that the original concept for the festival is actually pretty cool: a collaborative world within Minecraft, created collaboratively between all levels of the industry, from the fans to the artists to the event staff. But that wasn’t what was conveyed in any of their promotional materials. And in fact, much of the press conference this morning was spent explaining things that should have been addressed in instructional materials and press releases before the event even began.
“I sincerely apologize to anyone who felt they were deceived,” the statement continues. “As we are able to let you into more of our worlds, we hope you’ll understand the level of time and energy by dozens of volunteer builders and other supporters that went into them. And to those volunteers, I am so very sorry that your hard word and time wasn’t showcased in the way it deserved to be.”
No date is indicated as to when the festival will be postponed to. Originally, it was meant to occur over four consecutive weekends, another detail that was left out of promotional materials and the event flyer itself. That was meant to spread out server usage and allow people who missed one of the 950+ sets in the Minecraft world to go back and experience them.
There isn’t anyone who can say that the idea, the concept of Rave Family Block Fest, was poor. It was a great concept from the beginning, just very poorly executed.
We hope that this experience doesn’t sour anyone to the virtual festival or Minecraft festival experience, as it has been done successfully in the past on much, much smaller scales.
Read the full statement below.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Rave Family Block Fest, The Massive Minecraft Festival, Postponed After First Day
REZZ and Grabbitz just released the Malaa Remix for their track “Someone Else” via RCA Records — and it’s quite the change up from the masked producer’s signature style.
Surprisingly enough, this is the first official remix of a REZZ track ever. Malaa steers the track into the bass house realm with deep, hypnotic elements that play off “Someone Else” rather instinctually. It’s not what we expected to hear, but that’s part of its beauty.
The original track released in April and has since garnered over 8.7 million video and audio streams worldwide. The critically-acclaimed production has reached #15 on Alt Radio in the US and #2 in Canada — and the remix has potential to make moves as well.
REZZ recently won the JUNO Award for Electronic Album of the Year for her work on Beyond The Senses and her momentum continues.
Enjoy the first-ever official remix for REZZ here and let us know what you think!Rezz x Grabbitz – Someone Else (Malaa Remix)
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Malaa Drops Hypnotic Remix for REZZ x Grabbitz “Someone Else” [LISTEN]
It’s hard to believe Armin van Buuren and Nicky Romero have gone this long without collaborating — but the day has finally come.
The two have teamed up for an instant classic dance track “I Need To Know” featuring Ifimay, sure to please both fan bases and reach new audiences with its mass appeal. To celebrate today’s release of their first-ever collaboration called ‘I Need You To Know’, the reputable Dutchmen are embracing the wonders of technological advancement to launch a never-seen-before virtual B2B set from their own respective studios. Later today, they will virtually break into each other’s musical playground and start playing apart together for an iconic B2B set, which will be livestreamed on Twitch, Facebook and YouTube from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (CEST).
Armin van Buuren: “Nicky Romero and I have known each other for years, so it’s kind of strange that we hadn’t yet made a record together until today, even though he made an amazing remix of my track ‘Unlove You’. But the long wait made it even more fun to finally work on a track together, and I’m very happy with how the record turned out. I am also beyond excited to show you the unique back-2-back set we’ll be doing to celebrate the release of our first-ever collab and I hope it will give everyone the energy they need to hold on until we can throw actual parties again.”
Nicky Romero: “Armin and I have been close friends for a very long time but never found the right moment to collaborate. This track started months ago, just before quarantine when we were trading ideas for a remix and the original ideas just started flowing naturally. Armin has had a huge impact on me and my musical style and it’s been a lot of fun during this process. I know the fans will love it and I have the feeling this is just the first of many.“
With clubs shut down across the world, this pumping, high energy anthem is exactly what we needed. The long-anticipated collab radiates big dance floor energy.
Experience Armin van Buuren x Nicky Romero right here.Armin van Buuren & Nicky Romero – I Need You To Know (ft. Ifimay)
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Armin van Buuren & Nicky Romero Unleash Long-Awaited First-Ever Collab [LISTEN]
It’s not an exaggeration to say that Marshmello is the best branded artist of our generation. With a simple mask and (at first) anonymous identity, the idea that Marshmello could be anyone was expanded to “anyone can be Marshmello.” As Rolling Stone points out, his iconic white helmet was the “best-selling Halloween costume at Spirit Halloween Stores last year.” And unlike 99% of EDM artists, 40% of the audience on his YouTube channel is under the age of 13.
Because his audience is so young and can’t attend his shows, or maybe it was the plan all along, Marshmello’s branding is so much more than just his music. It’s his whole identity… or lack thereof.
Expanding his branded empire, today he “debuted Mellodees, a new YouTube animated series about a singing robot, aimed at kids between two and six years old. Marshmello himself may only make a cameo or two, but he created the setting and all the music,” writes Rolling Stone.
‘Mellodees’ is another example of how his influence reaches beyond just himself, his identity, or his music. It’s his brand. And branding is something that many artists struggle with, for good reason. It’s a bizarrely abstract concept that encompasses both your personal and artist identity, and recognizing how those two differ, along with everything your brand represents.
Marshmello, like his music or not, has always stood for positivity and togetherness. His music reflects this in its bubbly synth sounds and his logo, a simple marshmallow, is something many of us can connect with from when we were children — or even now, if you still indulge in s’mores every once in a while.
A branded children’s show was just the clear next step. The Rolling Stone feature delves more into how The Shalizi Group implemented the branding from the beginning, and you can read it here.
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Marshmello Extends His Branded Empire With Kids’ Animated Series, ‘Mellodees’
We may have joked about it last year for April Fool’s, but Tiesto really is returning to trance now! Under his new alias VER:WEST, which is simply his last name, he’s releasing a new single called “5 Seconds Before Sunrise” through Musical Freedom‘s sub-label AFTR:HRS next Friday, July 17th.
— Tiësto (@tiesto) July 9, 2020
You can actually hear most of the track as Tiësto closed his recent AFTR:HRS live stream set with the song. And yes, we realize this isn’t technically trance, but it’s still likely the closest we’re going to get. It’s much closer to progressive house, but it still has a lot of subtle trance elements that no doubt stem from Tiësto’s years and years at the front of that genre.
Check out “5 Seconds Before Sunrise” below and stay tuned for next week!
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Tiësto Is Officially Returning To Trance With New VER:WEST Alias
Jay Hardway continues to impress in 2020, this time with a glorious progressive house remix of Codeko’s uplifting single “Bad at Being Alone.” The Dutchman has been putting out a steady string of releases this year showcasing his versatility as a producer. Whether it’s been big rave tunes like “Operation Unicorn” or bright piano house on “Vibes,” you know you’re always going to get a quality production from Jay Hardway.
His latest remix for Codeko is no exception. Whereas the original version of the track is an emotional, sweeping, future-bass leaning song; Jay Hardway transforms it into a pure progressive house jam that is reminiscent of Swedish House Mafia and early Alesso. The remix maintains the uplifting vocals of Codeko’s original while perfectly transforming them into a grand intro for the melodic drop. I would say this remix would be perfect for the festival stage, but for now, play it out over your bluetooth speaker.
Listen to the Jay Hardway remix of Codeko’s latest single “Bad at Being Alone” out now on Musical Freedom.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: [Premiere] Jay Hardway gives Codeko’s “Bad at Being Alone” the Progressive House Treatment
Fabian Mazur is serving up his brand new record ‘Takeover’ and it hits the spot on this New Music Friday. Adding his own vocals to this epic fusion of styles, he follows up on previous 2020 singles ‘Buckwild’ and ‘Bipolar’ with this summer heavy-hitter.
Bold builds and striking melodies move ‘Takeover’ forward with a bang, and Mazur reflects: “Takeover” was simply inspired by the feeling of wanting to take over the world. I wanted to capture the feeling of being able to conquer everything and turn it into a track so I built it around grandiose chords, big synths and my own vocals. Hopefully, this can inspire some people to get going and conquer the obstacles they are facing!”
Turn this one up!
Longtime friends and LGBTQ artists VenessaMichaels and Kaleena Zanders have teamed up for the first time on their new collaboration out today, “Creme Brulee.”
“Creme Brulee” is a ‘90s R&B-style summer anthem, with empowering vocals sung to a non-gender conforming “Romeo” who is being hypnotized by this powerful female ready to embrace her sweet Creme Brûlée. The vocals and production coalesce into an upbeat musical experience that is rife with metaphor and euphemism. It’s entertaining and pleasing to the ear, and what more could we ask for than that?
The song is the first single on their collaborative forthcoming EP Sunset Sessions, which will release this fall on their joint label/creative house Go Off Studios. Venessa sent Kaleena a complementary Twitter direct message back in 2017, and the two kindred spirits immediately hit it off. Both artists produce and write collaboratively during their music-making process, fostering a kaleidoscopic blend of their creative ideas into one shared vision.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: [PREMIERE] VenessaMichaels x Kaleena Zanders Team Up For First Time On New Collab, “Creme Brulee”
Quarantine has clearly not slowed Crankdat down, who’s just released his sixth single of the year, “BADFUTURE.” Following recent collaborations with void (0) on the unabashed heavy dubstep single “Poppin’,” along with its accompanied VIP Mix, as well as KAYZO on their blistering dubstep and hardstyle track, “The Fire,” this new solo single is some of his best work yet.
Rather than being overly music theory-focused, as far as typical song structure goes, the track’s elements serve as feeders into one another. Each section is clearly distinct, though with an overall melodic motif manages to stay connected and also improve on the section before it. Whether it’s changing the key or the tempo or the rhythm, every time a new drop is introduced, it’s bigger and better than the one before it, more chaotic in the best way. When I said
“BADFUTURE was originally a remix,” said Crankdat. “When I finished the remix, I loved it – so much so, that I felt like I was wasting the original elements I had created just having it serve as a rendition of someone else’s track. I decided to strip out the parts of the remix and flesh out the idea into its own original work. BADFUTURE is the result of that.”
It’s an interesting idea, looking back on it — taking direct inspiration from someone else’s work and building on top of it, only to take those new elements and separate them from the original and expand upon them. Whatever Crankdat was going to remix, we definitely have them in part to thank for this masterpiece of chaos.
Check out “BADFUTURE” from Crankdat below, out now on Kayzo’s Welcome Recs!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: [PREMIERE] Crankdat Delivers Chaotic New Banger, “BADFUTURE”
It’s been a while since we got a fresh serving from the talented Parisian boys, KLYMVX but the wait is over and they have given us the beauty and the beast in, ‘Bounce Back’. With fresh R&B-esque vocals and little teasings of acoustic guitar this is a fire summer jam. Talking to the boys they have been working on a whole bunch of tracks inspired around bringing unity, connection and inspiration to this crazy world at this crazy time. Enjoy!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: KLYMVX Drop Summer Sensation on Hit New Track ‘Bounce Back’
Omar Basaad dropped a new track that is as chill as it is catchy. His new song is a chill, summer bop called “Without You” out on his own label Coexist Records.
The new track is a deep house cut featuring tranquil piano-key strokes and phantasmic female vocals. Omar Basaad arranges soft plucks around gentle synths and flowing rhythm to create an airiness and relaxation. These elements juxtapose the story told in the lyrics which center around heartbreak and regret. As the beat drops, the hi-hats and kick are just as melancholy and soft as the production up to this point. However, there is a little more “umph” in the beat to give “Without You” that chill house, 5 am vibe.
It will be interesting to see what else Omar Basaad has in store for us this decade. As one of the pioneering artists of EDM from the Middle East, Basaad holds many huge accolades. This includes making the first Saudi Arabian dubstep track and being the first Saudi Arabian to perform at Tomorrowland. He also juggles his music career with the managing and heading of his own imprint Coexist Records. With all this in mind, Basaad’s musical versatility and continued drive open show great promise from one of the industry’s best success stories.
Check out “Without You” by Omar Basaad below:
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Omar Basaad Shares Chill House Track “Without You” [OUT NOW]
Years ago, there was a shift on Facebook from prioritizing text and photo posts to prioritizing video posts. Of course text and photo posts still have their time and place and still do well, but the algorithm unequivocally favors videos.
Now, Facebook is adding a full music video library to artists’ pages beginning in August.
Artist page admins received the notification this afternoon, stating, “Your official music video library will be added to the Videos tab on your Page starting in August, 2020.”
As with any new innovation in social media, the feature is likely to be pushed immensely when it’s launched, so it would behoove any artist to capitalize on the feature as soon as possible.
With the information available, it seems that the videos will simply be available under a new directory — nothing is really changing with music videos on Facebook, but it will now be easier to find that specific content on an artist’s page. Not revolutionary by any means, but still pretty cool.
Stay tuned for the launch next month.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Facebook Is Adding A Tab Specifically For Music Videos On Artists’ Pages