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
It’s easy to state that the economic impact of COVID-19 on the music industry has been massive. But just how massive? A new report from Viberate examines the wide-reaching effects of the virus on music festival season and where it’s hit the hardest.
While, as a US based company, our focus has been on US cancellations, festivals around the world have all equally felt the effect of COVID-19. 90 festivals have been cancelled in the US, but there’s also been 86 in the UK, 84 in Germany, 80 in France, and 121 cancelled or postponed festivals in the Netherlands. Overall, more than 750 festivals worldwide have been affected.
Data shows that while 127 festivals cancelled or postponed in March, most waited until April when 230 were cancelled or postponed, and another 193 in May.
The estimated direct economic impact is a staggering $16.8 billion, with $5.1 billion in estimated ticket loss. The vast majority, $12.4 billion of the estimated loss, came from the mega festivals, those with 80k+ visitors. The remaining $4.4 billion were divided between those with less attendance.
It is estimated that 13.2 million fans were unable to attend festivals this season.
Unfortunately, the final calculations for the report were made on April 21 (and only just disseminated this week) so the impact is likely even larger than the report indicates. You can access the full report here.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: The Economic Impact Of Coronavirus On The Music Festival Season
Brisbane-based producer Du0 has made inroads with essential tastemakers and fans alike, notching appearances everywhere from Diplo’s Revolution to Triple J, as well as hitting the #1 slot on the esteemed HypeM popular chart. Du0 has been picking up steam for some time now and is back with a brand new single, collaborating with Los Angeles vocalist Brandyn Burnette for their exhilarating single, “Number“.
The track fuses a darker, hypnotic house arrangement with an array of subtle instrumental touches and Burnette’s stunning performance to match as he asks, “Just give me something I can feel.” Together, these two artists created a seamless and captivating vibe and this is hopefully just the start of more collaborations between the two.
Stream “Number” below!du0 · NUMBER (feat. Brandyn Burnette)
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: PREMIERE: DU0 & Brandyn Burnette Create Exhilarating Single, “Number”
With the ongoing coronavirus lockdown, there’s no better time to explore new music. Every Noise at Once has you covered (and then some).
The site covers hundreds of recognizable subgenres like acid techno, fidget house, and speed garage, and ventures into lesser known categories like glitter trance, electro trash, deep discofox and so many more. Thanks to this website, kawaii metal is my new obsession.
We’re also in love with the “scan” feature, which allows users to simply sit back and listen to clips of various subgenres as random until something catches their ear. Then, you can dive deeper into the category from there with specific artist suggestions which link directly to Spotify.
Plus, there’s the Sound of Everything Playlist, which features one song from every genre currently being tracked by the website. The CliffNotes version if you will.
According to the site, “Every Noise at Once is an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space based on data tracked and analyzed for 4,441 genre-shaped distinctions by Spotify.”
Simply put, it’s a rabbit hole of genre-focused music discovery just waiting for you to explore.
Expand your musical tastes here!The Sound of Everything Playlist
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Every Noise at Once: Explore Hundreds of New Musical Genres with This Website
Though it’s something millions use every week, the history of Spotify’s Discover Weekly is likely something not known to many. It initially started as an idea at Spotify’s annual Hack Week in 2015, and, since then, has become one of Spotify’s flagship features.
#DiscoverWeekly turns 5 today!
What's the best discovery you've made on your playlist?
— Spotify (@Spotify) July 9, 2020
In the five years since its launch, listeners have also streamed endless hours of the Discover Weekly playlist—over 2.3 billion hours between July 2015 and June 25, 2020. To extrapolate, that’s more than:
The Moroccan-Dutch DJ R3HAB is the most “discovered” artist in the most markets—16, to be exact—meaning users across those countries streamed him the most out of any other creator on their Discover Weekly playlist.
“I love how Spotify allows my music to connect with people across so many cultures,” R3HAB told For the Record. “I’ve always considered myself a world artist and it’s amazing to see my music truly traveling. Spotify has broken down the geographical boundaries of music discovery, allowing people from all over to discover my music as soon as it’s released. Thank you, Discover Weekly.”
Check out Spotify’s blog, For The Record, for even more details, data, trends and tips on 5 years of Discover Weekly.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: R3HAB Is The “Most Discovered” Artist On Spotify’s Discover Weekly
Couch Lands is coming 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. This Saturday, beginning at 6pm EST/3pm PST, you can catch sets from Herobust, Wooli, Kompany, Blunts & Blondes, Dirtyphonics, Champagne Drip, Vampa, Zia, and Sweettooth. Excision just posted the set times. (See below.)
As the first time, tune into the Lost Lands Twitch channel to join in the fun!
— Excision (@Excision) July 9, 2020
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Excision Shares Set Times For Couch Lands Ep 2 This Weekend
Calvin Harris has stepped in with a £20,000 donation for the Save Our Sub campaign.
Glasgow’s Sub Club is at risk of permanent closure and its calling out “SOS” — Save Our Sub. After temporarily closing doors on March 15th due to the global pandemic, the venue has been denied access to the UK government’s furlough scheme. Harris, who’s from Dumfries, Scotland, about an hour and a half away from Glasgow, wanted to do his part to help.
So far, the crowdfund initiative has raised £181,040 of its £150,000 goal with thousands of supporters — and thanks to the generous contribution from Harris. After a series of financial hardships, the venue is hoping to bounce back.
A new update from the Save Our Sub Crowdfunder site says: “We are overwhelmed with your support that has allowed us to reach our Initial Target in less than 6 hours!!! #FeelTheFuture”
Anyone with the means is encouraged to donate here.Save Our Sub
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Calvin Harris Donates £20K to Glasgow’s Save Our Sub Club
Leading music acts, many of whom make millions in a year, including the Eagles, Pearl Jam, Guns N’ Roses and more have recieved PPP loans for postponed tours as part of the federal government’s relief plan for small businesses.
The Chainsmokers, Green Day, Tool, Nickelback, Imagine Dragons, Weezer, and Chris Stapleton have also been granted loans to ease the financial hardships caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown. Plus, more than 50 acts including bands Incubus, Slipknot, My Chemical Romance, rappers Wiz Khalifa, French Montana and Lil Jon, and the list goes on.
Some of the larger loans were reportedly good for $350,000 up to $1 million, but many of the names mentioned here received between $150,000 and $350,000 — all funded by the $2 trillion CARES Act intended for relief to small businesses impacted by the coronavirus.
The pandemic has been especially hard on the music industry. Many of these artists mentioned here have been forced to cancel gigs and entire tours, their main source of revenue.
Rolling Stone has more info on the PPP loans here.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Multimillionaire Acts The Chainsmokers, Guns N’ Roses & More Receive PPP Loans From Government
After quietly removing the Appears On section in artist profiles, Spotify has now added it back. Or, at least, has begun the process.
Your EDM can confirm that the Appears On section is present in our app, though others are having differing experiences. It’s likely that the switch back is cascading through users’ accounts, but the basic functionality has returned. For many, it’s only appearing in the browser app and not on mobile.
The Appears On section has been vital for artist discovery, particularly for vocalists who are involved in numerous different artist projects other than their own. For some, it’s their whole catalog. The loss meant over a month of less streams if users couldn’t discover their projects.
Check your Spotify app and see if it’s back! If it’s not, trying closing the application (on desktop) or uninstalling/reinstalling on mobile.
THIS IS NOT A DRILL THE APPEARS ON SECTION IS BACK ON SPOTIFY I REPEAT THE APPEARS ON SECTION IS BACK!!!!!!
— Dani King Music (#BLM) (@DANIKINGMUSIC) July 9, 2020
let us rejoice & be glad
“Appears On” returned to Spotify
— Joey Myers (@friendagerjoe) July 9, 2020
— MENGELMAN (@fliz77) July 9, 2020
HOLY FUCK APPEARS ON SECTION IS FINALLY BACK IT’S A MIRACLE if you still don’t see it just delete the Spotify app and redownload pic.twitter.com/6xvY2107e4
— Drew! (@drewdapps) July 9, 2020
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Spotify Adds ‘Appears On’ Section Back To Platform
Rave Family Block Fest, pka Electric Blockaloo, the massive Minecraft festival that claimed to have over 950 artists and 65 stages over four days, is currently going through massive opening day bugs. The festival was called a Fyre Fest on Reddit almost a month ago, and now it seems to have earned that designation, though it’s only the first day.
Firstly, many users were caught off guard that there is no actual music in the festival. Though other Minecraft festivals have done it this same way, due to the scope of this one, it has many users who are new and unfamiliar with the platform and weren’t aware that music cannot be streamed through the game (at least not the vanilla game). Instead, users are required to find their desired stage in-game and then go to either Mixcloud or the festival’s website and stream the music there — for free.
While this was apparently laid out to users in an introductory email before the festival, many claim they never received the email or were simply misled from the beginning about what to expect.
All of this was compounded with an unexpected Mixcloud server maintenance this morning which resulted in the platform going down when the festival was scheduled to start, meaning that there was no music.
A second issue is with users even getting into the game. Unless you’re a seasoned Minecraft player or gamer in general or have been active in their Discord (which has been receiving complaints and inundated with requests for refunds all morning), accessing the festival’s servers is more than just difficult. The instructions for that were apparently also laid out in either the same email about music or a separate one, but the same issue persists: users either didn’t receive the email or instructions weren’t made easy to understand.
Two servers are active: Bedrock and Java, which you have to pay for individually. According to users in the Discord, there are currently (as of 12:15pm PT) 26 people on Bedrock currently and just 77 in Java. And because you pay for them individually, switching servers is like purchasing a whole new game. Meaning if your server is underpopulated, too bad. It’s unclear what the expectations for this festival were, but the fact that there aren’t even one ninth of the attendees as DJs booked on its first day isn’t a good sign no matter how you slice it.
A third issue is navigation. Again, unless you’re a seasoned Minecraft player or gamer in general, movement in Minecraft, let alone from one massive area to another, is confusing at best and impossible at worst. Users are left stumbling around the virtual world or just succumbing to the location where they were spawned in-game.
One of the admins in the RFBF Discord server shared this map with users, but it has no identifying landmarks or any labels whatsoever. When another user asked “how are we supposed to know which stage is which? by any chance could we get that labeled or will we have to do that,” he responded, “Sorry, if I had anything else to give you I would. That’s all I’ve got at the moment.” It only spells to the overall lack of organization and forethought from the festival which was already delayed two weeks due to a planned Minecraft update.
The functionality of the game itself is also experiencing major issues, with many users reporting falling down literal holes in the game and being unable to get back up, or getting stuck in “mosh pits” unable to move. No one can chat in the game, either, according to messages in the Discord.
Beyond the user experience, artists and management are being caught off-guard by the unpreparedness, as well. According to our sources, artist contracts had nothing in them about mixes being public. Avatars for artists were also supposed to be created by the festival team but as they were running out of time, told teams to create the avatars themselves or else there just wouldn’t be one. One manager reports that it took an hour just to create one avatar — again, there are over 950 “booked” to perform.
All of this doesn’t even begin to address how this festival is supposed to function on the mobile version of the game.
Overall, the festival overextended itself by leaps and bounds and took way too much under its wings. In pursuit of a larger than life experience, many details were left lacking or completely overlooked, and the users are paying the price. Or not — many have flooded the Discord server with requests for refunds.
Your EDM has reached out to representatives of Minecraft, Mixloud, and the festival for comment but have not heard back at time of publishing.
You can listen to most of the sets as they’re uploaded, for free, here.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Rave Family Block Fest Earns “Fyre Festival” Title On First Day Of Programming
The second single from Wuki’s forthcoming debut album is here, and it’s well worth the wait!
Following “Chicken Wang” with Diplo and Snappy Jit, Wuki has teamed up with Stoppa for “I See You.” The track is a wild adventure with jungle sounds, little samples of birds chirping and general jungle ambiance, and then it just … turns. It’s as if you’re in Jurassic Park, sort of just strolling along minding your own business and then suddenly you turn a corner and you see a T-Rex. You both sort of stare at each other in blank realization until it roars and begins to chase you.
Keep that description in mind when listening to the song and once you get to the drop, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. It goes from a minimal tech house beat to a soul-crushing bass drop that seriously comes out of nowhere.
Wuki says, “This track is special to me because Stoppa is a great friend of mine and I’m really excited to put his name on. The vocals are cut from a freestyle session we did actually, he gave me so many cool adlibs and I loved this particular lyric so much I was able to build an entire tune around it.
“With everything going on in the world I really wasn’t sure how to move forward with everything, but this song felt like the right one to continue the story. Music is how I process the world and heal, so I hope everyone feels a little more seen.”
“I See You” is powerful on its own, but depending where it falls within the scope of the album tracklist, it could be that one thing that sets this album apart from the rest. Check it out below!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: [PREMIERE] Wuki Drops New Album Single With Stoppa, “I See You”
The Chainsmokers are coming out of the studio for a good cause.
JAJA Presents: Safe & Sound — the duo is set to perform at the special drive-in fundraiser at Nova’s Ark Project in the Hamptons on July 25. All profits will benefit the Fresh Air Fund, No Kid Hungry and Children’s Medical Fund of New York.
The Safe & Sound concert series aims to safely bring people together with a drive-in music experience in the heat of summer. The famous hot spot in the Hamptons is ideal for the occasion and the duo is more than ready to play for the first time in a long while.
The Chainsmokers’ Alex Pall explained in an exclusive to Page Six:
While we’ve been recording our new album most of the year, it’s given us the opportunity to listen and learn about problems in our society and we have taken giving back and supporting change very seriously. Also, helping local small businesses in a place near and dear to us is the least we could do.
Tickets are on the high end, starting at $1,000 up to $25,000 — but, it’s for a great cause.
Source: Page Six | Photo via Tomorrowland
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: The Chainsmokers to Play First Set Since Lockdown At Multi-Charity Drive-In Event
Yesterday marked seven months since Juice WRLD’s tragic passing. Now, we’re left waiting for the rapper’s fourth album, his first posthumous, out tomorrow, with a few singles already released, including “Life’s A Mess” with Halsey and “Tell Me U Luv Me” with Trippie Redd. Out today is “Come & Go” with Marshmello.
Contrary to Mello’s usual collabs with rappers, he doesn’t fade into the background on production and still injects his own unique sound into the mix. With a grittier guitar line and, of course, Juice’s immediately recognizable voice, this one is a sure hit. It’s upbeat and sounds super fun even juxtaposed with the more melancholic lyrics.
Legends Never Die is out tomorrow; listen to “Come & Go” with Marshmello below.
Photo by Mac Downey (@mac.downey)
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Juice WRLD & Marshmello Release “Come & Go” From Rapper’s Posthumous Album
.Breaking out now through Universal Music Sweden is the vocal-driven new single from Junge Junge and Will Church. The German songwriting and producer pair has offered us many immensely catchy songs over the past couple of years and ‘This Summer’ is no exception.
Taking a similar vein to some of their previous sounds like ‘Beautiful Girl,’ the duo carves out a satisfying blend of spirit-lifting melodies and neatly delivered vocals from Church. The aim of this song is to give the world hope after many months of worries – they certainly deliver on it.
Stream ‘This Summer’ below.
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.
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Steve Aoki Launches New Latin Music Label, Dim Mak En Fuego
In what was sure to be one of Imagine Festival’s biggest years ever, COVID-19 struck and derailed plans. While the festival has hoped that things would be better, it’s now made the decision to cancel this year’s event and move it to 2021.
IMF announced in April, even after the declaration of COVID-19 as a worldwide pandemic, that it was moving to the old site of TomorrowWorld — Chattahoochee Hills in Georgia. Unfortunately, coronavirus would have different plans and has hit the US with a massive second wave as many other countries around the world begin to open up.
“Just two weeks ago as the country began to re-open, and numbers started to look more encouraging, we had our artwork approved and ready for a spectacular lineup announcement,” the festival writes in its official statement. “We remained hopeful we could all come together again in the fall with the safety precautions set forth by the health professionals. Unfortunately, things have made a turn for the worse, and the number of cases continue to rise dramatically. This new rise in cases, and new projections from health professionals, make it extremely difficult to provide a safe environment with the unforgettable beautiful experiences we want you all to enjoy.”
Read the full statement from the festival for ticket rollover and refund information below.
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Imagine Festival Cancels 2020 Event, Moves To 2021
Excision has revealed that his dog, Rex, passed away at 15 years old at the time that he was unveiling his new stage The Evolution at Thunderdome in January. Today would have been Rex’s 16th birthday.
It was also revealed that the pup inspired the name Excision in the first place, a name that has been with the producer for 12 years now.
Today would’ve been Rex’s 16th birthday. He was with our family from the very beginning of my journey in music & inspired the name Excision. He would be proud that even though we couldn’t be together in his final moments, we had 15k Headbangers at Thunderdome cheering us on. pic.twitter.com/8ISEe38nKj
— Excision (@Excision) July 7, 2020
Rest In Peace, we miss you, the goodest boy ever! pic.twitter.com/aTtRPyZaaC
— Excision (@Excision) July 7, 2020
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Excision Mourns Death Of His Dog, Reveals Reason He Took His Artist Name
It’s been 10 years since Tron: Legacy, seven years since we last heard new music from Daft Punk, but that could all be changing soon as @DRMovieNews1, a reputable source for movie news leaks, reports.
The movie news account claims that Disney has confirmed that ‘Tron 3’ is in development, info that comes from The Dis Insider. Jared Leto is also reportedly in talks to star, and the studio is “hopeful” that Legacy director Joseph Kosinski returns, as well as Daft Punk for the score.
Right now, however, everything about the film is muddled in rumors. The Legacy cast might return, Daft Punk might return, the director might return, it might be a rejuvenation of the cancelled ‘Tron: Ascension’ … nothing is set in stone.
But for a movie that pulled in $400 million at the box office and has had fans begging for a sequel ever since, it’s mindblowing there hasn’t been one yet. Let’s take this with a grain of salt, but we’re still on the edge of our seats.
MORE INFO via @TheDisInsider:
• More of a “sequel” than a “reboot”
• ‘Tron: Legacy’ cast could return
• COULD be a rejuvenation of the cancelled ‘Tron: Ascension’ which saw “The Grid invade the real world” & feature a rumored character named Ares pic.twitter.com/QMQWlTFWS2
— DR Movie News (@DRMovieNews1) July 7, 2020
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: REPORT: Tron 3 In Development With Jared Leto, & Daft Punk To Score
Illegal raves have popped up amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine — and one was spotted outside of Las Vegas over Fourth of July weekend.
With disregard to Governor Steve Sisolak‘s pleas for people comply with the state of Nevada’s health standards and not meet up in large groups, the multi-stage event known as The Final Fuse went down in the desert with hundreds of attendees.
KSNV exposed the unauthorized, ticketed event in a recent broadcast. Unfortunately, as reporters discovered, masks and social distancing were not enforced during the desert rave.
The event’s promoter, Malum Geminos, did not respond to the news station for comment.
This news comes as COVID-19 cases are on the rise across Nevada. At the time of this writing, there are 23,791 total reported cases and 548 related deaths.
See the coverage below.
— KSNV News 3 (@News3LV) July 6, 2020
Here’s one of many advertisements we found on social media promoting the desert rave. More at 10,11 pic.twitter.com/3lPq7qNYg8
— Lauren Clark (@LaurenNews3LV) July 6, 2020
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
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Illegal Desert Rave Thrown Outside Las Vegas Amid Pandemic