Ophelia Records, the record label from Seven Lions, is gearing up to release an official mega collab with seven total artists in the mix!
“PANTHEON” will feature Blastoyz, Dimibo, Jason Ross, Kill the Noise, Seven Lions, Trivecta and Wooli. Though the mega collab has yet to be heard, it has potential to bring together the worlds of psytrance, melodic dubstep and beyond like never before.
The producers and label have been dropping hints of their mega collab for days, first unleashing an image that revealed each artists’ distinct logo (see here). Now, the single artwork has surfaced, confirming what fans were already able to put together.
See below and pre-save “PANTHEON” before it drops this Friday!Ophelia Records Presents “PANTHEON” Mega Collab
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Ophelia Records Mega Collab with Seven Lions, Trivecta, Kill the Noise, Wooli & More Drops Friday
Today, Rezz announced North American headline dates for her “Spiral Tour” which kicks off on February 5, 2022 in Vancouver, BC. Tickets go on sale this week starting with Spotify pre-sale on Wednesday, September 29 at 10am local time (Password is Spiral) and tickets for the general public go on sale starting Friday, October 1 at 10am local time. Check out the tour dates below and tickets can be purchased HERE.
Rezz will be releasing her new single “Let Me In” with fknsyd along with the music video this Friday, October 1. You can pre-save it HERE.
Rezz says, “I’m so excited to announce the Spiral tour as it will feature the biggest production I’ve ever had by far. “Let me in” with fknsyd is one of my favourite songs I’ve ever worked on , her voice & song writing is so incredible I can’t wait for you to hear .”
“Let Me In” with fknsyd follows “Chemical Bond” with DEATHPACT. Both tracks will be featured on Rezz’s fourth album spiral which is set to be released this fall via Rezz Music/RCA Records.
Photo via Tessa Paisan
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: REZZ Announces N. American Headline Dates For “Spiral Tour” – New Single w/ fknsyd Out Friday
From the teams behind MDLBEAST and SOUNDSTORM – the Middle East’s “biggest and loudest music festival” – and in partnership with the Saudi Music Commission, comes XP, a three-day music event with a conference & nightlife aspect, created to amplify music futures across the Middle East. XP will take place in Riyadh from December 13-15 and is set to become the most forward-thinking gathering of music leaders in the region.
Through workshops, panel discussions and roundtables, networking opportunities, and music activations, XP will expand opportunities for music industry professionals of all backgrounds including artists, entrepreneurs, creatives, and policymakers as they come together in building the future for the region’s music industry.
Ramadan Alharatani, CEO of MDLBEAST, says: “XP is a first for the region and will serve as the foundation for a thriving music industry across the Middle East. Providing a platform to authenticate and further build the music industry in the region, local and international guests will be embraced by the wealth of possibility offered by this exciting new market over the three days. Through XP, we aim to join the global conversation, and by hosting such an event we will continue to build & accelerate the music infrastructure across the region.”
The foundations of XP are built on four key building pillars.
These four pillars combined will offer an integrated approach on amplifying the region’s music industry.
Nada Alhelabi, XP Program Director, added: “Through these conversations, we want it to inspire future generations to consider a career in the industry and promote music as a vehicle for job creation and innovation, making it a sustainable industry from which they can profit. A big focus for us is promoting diversity, wellbeing, and fair working conditions to empower females and give a voice to minority groups within the industry.”
Leading international and regional music industry executives and artists are being invited to participate as speakers and delegates in what will be a truly ground-breaking opportunity to contribute to building a new music and creative ecosystem that will offer benefits and opportunities for all.
XP programming will differ from daytime to night-time with various events taking place throughout. The conference will expand pathways for music industry professionals and policymakers with carefully curated workshops and panel discussion during daytime. By evening, music activations around Riyadh city will showcase the region’s budding nightlife scene and allow visitors to explore new sounds, network, and discover fresh talent. Full programming will be released in due course.
For more information and live updates on XP 2021, make sure to follow @XPMusicFutures on Instagram.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: MDLBEAST Launches Region’s First Music Conference in Riyadh: XP
Now this is a true New Artist Spotlight: multi-city pop-hop collective No Past No Future only has one single out thus far: the inimitably catchy and smooth “The Plug.” The promise of this track, however, is big enough to warrant both press and fans following them now.
Comprised of songwriter/artist Yung Hemmingway and producers Ty-Kee and Earl, No Past No Future is really a signpost for the label they’ve already set up, of the same name as their project. N.P.N.F, as its smartly been shortened to, was inspired by Eckhart Tolle’s spirituality-for-beginners book The Power of Now. Yung Hemmingway says the concept of being present in the present is key to the project’s success, as is mutual support.
When one of us is getting in our heads, we motivate one another to stay present in the moment. This really helps me as the lone artist. There is a lot of doubt, anxiety and pressure you deal with being a new artist. I found myself having difficulty just being able to start the process until I met these guys.”
That “power of now” has certainly clicked with the young trio, as well as the concept of no time, no space. The group currently straddle three time zones, with Hemmingway in Chicago, Ty-Kee based in Atlanta and Earl living in Los Angeles. With current technology making it easier than ever for artists to work remotely, it seems the most important thing for this group is the vibe. If “The Plug” is any indication, they’ve got it in spades.
The teaser to the collective’s upcoming EP is surprisingly chill and funky for all that spiritual posturing. There’s definitely a celestial tint to both Hemmingway’s vocals and the synth design that accompanies them in “The Plug,” but the prevailing vibe here is pop and funk. It’s a great medium for the group to insert their higher purpose into the track while making it palatable to a large audience.
Chill, fun and with bite-sized, Tolle-inspired self-care messages seems to be the way forward for this pop collective. As their whole philosophy and label are designed around these concepts, it’s clear audiences can expect more of this uplifting vibe from No Past No Future. Windy, whimsical reminders to stay present is something we can all get down with right now, and it certainly helps that this trio can bring it in perfectly pitched pop form. N.P.N.F are definitely a collective, label and artist group to watch.
“The Plug” is out now and available to stream on Spotify. Stay tuned for news about N.P.N.F’s upcoming EP.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: New Artist Spotlight: Get in on the Ground Floor With No Past No Future
It’s a fun time for pop and indie crossover artists right now in terms of how EDM can be used to mesh with those other genres. As more and more pop artists have merged styles with big name EDM producers, the pop and indie worlds have really opened up to the idea that soulful music can be made this way.
With artists like M83, Phantogram and Yeah Yeah Yeahs paving the way, the indietronica movement is alive and kicking now, giving artists like Brooklyn’s Paul Feder some really nice wiggle room to create interesting, introspective work. Feder’s debut EP Nightwalk is proof of that, as it combines lashings of pop, dream pop, indie rock, jazz and EDM. Each track is a mélange of analog and digital sounds with ambient sound design and melodic synths being the common denominator.
The combination of ambient guitar work, a house beat and pop vocals such as appears on Nightwalk‘s first single “Lose My Mind” is the best indication of what Feder’s already quite mature style is shaping up to be. The single teased the August drop of Nightwalk with an equally innovative video directed by Feder himself and fellow Brooklynite video artist Permian Strata.
That said, if one were to only hear “Lose My Mind” and Feder’s earlier remixes of indie vocalist Holly Abraham’s 2018 hit “Shore” and Jane In Space‘s “Mental Abrasions,” one might entirely miss Feder’s more experimental side, which is all over the rest of NIghtwalk. Still containing lots of pop vocal cachet, the EP’s title track has more of an industrial vibe to the intro, but after the first verse, it takes quite a different turn, with analog drums and celestial electronic flourishes. Emotive, complex and jazz-tinged, this track offers a contrast to “Lose My Mind,” this track is a tell to listeners that the rest of Nightwalk may not be what they expect.
“Desert Run” is similarly introed with an industrial beat and laced with rock/jazz drums but it’s also where Feder lays into the dream pop quality of his vox. “Tooth and Heart” follows with its 80s synth pop vibes while the vocals become more of a story than an accompaniment. Feder seems intent on having some analog flourish to every track on the EP, and in this case it’s back to his guitar, which indeed adds a punchy live music flourish. Feder plays all the instruments that feature on Nightwalk, so if he’s that diverse in his skills it stands to reason his music would be thus as well.
Nightwalk ends with another jaunty, 80-inspired track called “Floodlights,” its house beat sort of bookending the genre-straddling EP with EDM vibes. It seems Feder is in no hurry to pick a side, per se, but Nightwalk serves as a declaration that he can and will take his style wherever he wants. He certainly has the musical chops to do so.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: New Artist Spotlight: Paul Feder’s Dreamy First EP Conjures Thoughts of the ‘Nightwalk’ that Is its Title [Video]
Lost Lands and its live stream counterpart Couch Lands have returned full force — and the final day is upon us!
Performances from Excision, GRiZ, Liquid Stranger, Slander and so many more have been highlighted via the Couch Lands stream this weekend. Still to come, Lost Lands has another massive night in store with top notch production and talent.
Today’s lineup includes 12th Planet, Subtronics, Peekaboo, Spag Heddy, NGHTMRE, PhaseOne, Dj Diesel, Lucii, Level Up, Champagne Drip, Ray Volpe, Jessica Audiffred, Hairitage and Aweminus. Plus, two sets from the festival’s curator, Excision, with both a throwback and a detox set.
Excision’s Lost Lands Music Festival takes place in Legend Valley, Ohio this weekend, over 24th – 26th, 2021.
Watch here!Couch Lands 2021 (Day 3)
Day 3 Schedule
AWEMINUS – 2PM ET / 11AM PT
HAIRITAGE – 2:30PM ET / 11:30PM PT
JESSICA AUDIFFRED – 3PM ET / 12PM PT
RAY VOLPE – 3:30PM ET / 12:30PM PT
CHAMPAGNE DRIP – 4PM ET / 1PM PT
LEVEL UP – 4:30PM ET / 1:30PM PT
LUCII – 5PM ET / 2PM PT
DIESEL – 5:30PM ET / 2:30PM PT
EXCISION (DETOX SET) – 6PM ET / 3PM PT
PHASEONE – 6:55PM ET / 3:55PM ET
NGHTMRE – 7:20PM ET / 4:20PM PT
SPAG HEDDY – 7:45PM ET / 4:45PM PT
PEEKABOO – 8:15PM ET / 5:15PM PT
SUBTRONICS – 8:45PM ET / 5:45PM PT
EXCISION (THROWBACK SET) 9:45PM ET / 6:45PM PT
12TH PLANET – 11:00PM ET / 8PM PT
Photo via Jake West Photo
Lost Lands Music Festival and the Couch Lands live stream have returned full force!
After a stacked Day 1 with Excision, GRiZ, Boogie T, ARMNHMR b2b MitiS, Black Tiger Sex Machine and many more, Lost Lands has another massive night in store with top notch production and talent.
Vampa just started off Day 2 with a gnarly, riddim heavy set and there’s plenty more still to come — Decadon, Calcium, Bandlez, HE$H b2b Bommer, G-Rex, Kompany, YOOKiE, Dion Timmer, ATLiens, Barely Alive, Sullivan King b2b Kai Wachi, Virtual Riot, Liquid Stranger, Slander and Ganja White Night.
Excision’s Lost Lands Music Festival takes place in Legend Valley, Ohio this weekend, over 24th – 26th, 2021.
Watch here!Couch Lands 2021 (Day 2)
Day 2 Schedule
VAMPA – 2PM ET / 11AM PT
DECADON – 2:3PM ET / 11:30AM PT
CALCIUM – 3PM ET / 12PM PT
BANDLEZ 3:30PM ET / 12:30PM PT
HE$H B2B BOMMER – 4PM ET / 1PM PT
G-REX – 4:30PM ET / 1:30PM PT
KOMPANY – 5PM ET / 2PM PT
YOOKIE – 5:30PM ET / 2:30PM PT
DION TIMMER – 6PM ET / 3PM PT
ATLIENS – 6:55PM ET / 3:55PM PT
BARELY ALIVE – 7:25PM ET / 4:30PM PT
SULLIVAN KING B2B KAI WACHI – 7:50PM ET / 4:50PM PT
VIRTUAL RIOT – 8:45PM ET / 5;45PM PT
LIQUID STRANGER – 9:45PM ET / 6:45PM PT
SLANDER – 10:45PM ET / 7:45PM PT
GANJA WHITE NIGHT – 12AM ET / 9PM PT
Photo via Fadewood Live for Lost Lands
Sometimes, people are just in the mood to come clean. And sometimes it turns out like this thread of quote tweets yesterday from the likes of CLB, Chris Lorenzo, Jauz, FuntCase, Gammer, and Habstrakt spilling the beans on “stealing” samples from some of their friends on some of their most famous works.
Of course, we use the term “stealing” very lightly and only in conjunction with the artists’ own admission, but it’s really just friends sharing until someone gets mad enough to say something about it. But from all of these replies, it seems everyone is in good spirits about it all.
Sometimes it’s a kick, sometimes it’s a snare, sometimes it’s a synth … whatever it is, some of these samples and elements made these songs what they are. Perhaps all at once most surprising and most obvious, the opening chords from Gammer’s “The Drop” came straight from the stems of Porter Robinson’s “Sad Machine.”
Check out some of the confessions below and go back and listen to the tracks and see if you can hear it!
— ✪ CLB ✪ (@CLB_sounds) September 23, 2021
you fucking thief – although I did a remix for @justinmartin years ago and there was an 808 in the stems that is so tight I still use as my go to sub bass for most things I also stole a @GorgonCity kick from some remix stems! Thanks lads https://t.co/WIOs6kyKgr
— Chris Lorenzo (@Lorenzosbeats) September 23, 2021
— frenchie (@habstrakt) September 23, 2021
Habby came over one day to my old house with @Ghastly and all of us were working on a song (that never got finished) and during that Habby gave me a few of his Operator racks, and after a good bit of tweaking one of those ended up becoming the sound for Higher with Netsky https://t.co/1N9SmroI3L
— JAUZ $BTX (@Jauzofficial) September 24, 2021
— FuntCase | DPMO (@FuntCaseUK) September 24, 2021
— GAMER (@DJGammer) September 24, 2021
Photos via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Jauz, Habstrakt, Gammer, & More Reveal Where Some Of Their Most Famous Samples Come From
As in years past, Lost Lands is streaming live from Legend Valley in Ohio this entire weekend!
After some initial difficulties due to weather getting campers in on Wednesday and Thursday, the gates are fully open and all four stages this year are off and running! Today on the live stream you can catch Excision, Griz, Black Tiger Sex Machine, LSDREAM, MUST DIE!, Modestep, Sippy, and more!
Check out the stream and schedule below and tune in all weekend for more bass music madness!
FRIDAY DAY 1
BENDA – 2:30PM ET / 11:30AM PT
HI I’M GHOST – 3PM ET / 12PM PT
ELIMINATE – 3:25PM ET / 12:25PM PT
SIPPY – 3:50PM ET / 12:50PM ET
MODESTEP (DJ SET) – 4:15PM ET / 1:15PM PT
MONXX – 4:40PM ET / 1:40PM ET
WOOLI – 5PM ET / 2PM PT
MUST DIE! – 5:30PM ET / 2:30PM PT
MARAUDA – 6:15PM ET / 3:15PM PT
DIRT MONKEY – 7PM ET / 4PM PT
LSDREAM – 7:30PM ET / 4:30PM PT
BLACK TIGER SEX MACHINE – 8PM ET / 5PM PT
GRIZ – 8:45PM ET / 5:45PM PT
ARMNHMR B2B MITIS – 9:30PM ET / 6:30PM PT
EXCISON – 10PM ET / 7PM PT
BOOGIE T – 12AM ET / 9PM PT
Photo via Jake West for Lost Lands
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Couch Lands From Lost Lands Is Officially Live!! [STREAM]
Another Avicii documentary is in the works, set for a 2023 release.
The upcoming film is described as a snapshot of the “artist who defined an era and changed the world of music forever.” It’s an “up-close, intimate, and epic story about his unparalleled successes and his struggles to cope with the pressure.”
Never-before-seen archive footage and interviews with the man behind the music, Tim Bergling, is a major draw. Plus, exclusive interviews with Bergling’s family, friends and collaborators.
Swedish director Henrik Burman shares:
My goal is to provide an honest and new perspective on both the artist Avicii and Tim’s life. I want this to be a film that surprises the audience and challenges the public’s image of Sweden’s biggest international artist of today and, in doing so, also shine a light on what his music has meant to so many people.
Previously released documentary, Avicii: True Stories, captivated audiences with its raw depiction of the highs and lows of the producer’s music career. Never shying away from personal struggles Avicii faced, the doc sparked a much needed conversation about mental health in the music industry.
Further details on the new documentary, including title and release date have yet to be revealed.
Source: Billboard | Photo via Sean Eriksson
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: New Avicii Documentary with Never-Before-Seen Footage & Interviews Coming 2023
It’s rare to follow an artist since their beginning (or thereabouts) and be with them through their journey. It’s a sentiment I’ve regularly expressed with many artists, though the sincerity never diminishes each time it’s uttered. If anything, it only rings more true. At Your EDM, we’ve had the pleasure of covering Saint Punk since his second-ever release, “Guttah,” back in 2019. Now, two years later, his debut album has arrived: Ouroboros.
The ouroboros is a symbol you’ve likely seen in a variety of settings, most commonly associated with ancient Egyptian and Greek mythology.
“The ouroboros to me represents a neverending cycle,” Saint Punk says. “Writing this album felt like Groundhog Day, waking up only to repeat the same events the day before. Some time has passed since I’ve written these songs though and the ouroboros also has come to
represent new life for me. That’s how I choose to see it now. A never-ending force of momentum, pushing and pulling, grinding against the grain, to be born into something worthy of the effort. Something with purpose. It’s everything I experienced and felt in 2020, from anger to sadness to euphoria, depression and more. It’s basically a journal put to music.”
Out of 14 songs on the album, only 4 were previously released as singles, giving way to a huge amount of discovery within the album itself, including “Psycho Sicko” with Holy Wars, serving up “Sofi Needs A Ladder” vibes if it was a harder, bass house number; or “Animal” with Whyel, giving blisteringly fast electro-punk energy.
Mixing punk and bass house influences seems like an absolute no-brainer having been through the album, and you wonder why it hasn’t been done to this extent before. Well, it appears the sound was just waiting for the right artist.
Check out Ouroboros below!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Saint Punk shares raw emotions through highly anticipated debut album: ‘Ouroboros’
+/- (Polarity), the brand new album from Boys Noize has arrived and it’s a thrilling, magnetic ride based on the idea of opposites attracting.
Spanning 15 total tracks, the enthralling body of work “encapsulates a distillation of his career-to-date in waveform shape.” Star-studded collaborations, immersive soundscapes, meticulous sound design, and raw, unexpected moments are all part of the experience, with the producer’s innovative approach to modular synthesis on full display.
I’ve always been inspired by trying to integrate opposing, polar forces. There’s something really thrilling in it, and it’s always a secret motivation for me; building and exploring the combination of contrasts. Techno’s earliest inspiration was the idea of combining man and machine. And you can continue from there—aggression and beauty, past and future… – Boys Noize
Collaborations with Kelsey Lu, Rico Nasty, Ghost Culture, ABRA, Jake Shears, Corbin, Tommy Cash, Chilly Gonzales and Vinson shake up the mix, offering an unprecedented range of sounds, speeds and styles only Boys Noize could convey so eloquently.
The album dives into the polar tension between the musical styles and worlds I find myself in. When you combine opposites, something transcendent can take place, something greater than the two parts. And with music, it becomes a magic that can create new worlds. – Boys Noize
To celebrate the new era of music, Boys Noize will host a +/- album launch live stream tonight from 9 – 12 PM PST, 12 – 3 AM EST. Tune it at twitch.tv/boysnoize.
Listen to +/- here!Boys Noize – +/- Tracklist
Photo Credit: Shane McCauley / Album Art: Eric Timothy Carlson
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Boys Noize Stuns with Thrilling, Career-Defining Album ‘+/-‘ [MUST LISTEN]
The last release from TWONK-lord Brillz came in 2017, after which he introduced a new “tripped-out side project” in 2018, as Your EDM called it at the time. Well, three years and change later, and LSDREAM is now much more than just a side project and the LA-based producer is making major waves with the alias.
Today marks the release of LSDREAM’s third studio album, PEACE LOVE & WUBZ, featuring four previously-released singles and seven new tracks including collaborations with MeSo & Elephant Heart, Karra, Z-Trip, Buku, another with Taylr Renee, and LIGHTCODE.
LSDREAM speaks on the intention of the LP saying, “The PEACE LOVE & WUBZ album is a collage of hybrid genre Bass music intended to spark joy and raise the vibration of the collective. This album is a ‘container,’ so throw in the shit that’s been weighing on you, the shit that’s bringing you down. Now go dance, wiggle, laugh, sing, and express yourself.”
You can catch LSDREAM performing today at Lost Lands Music Festival! Listen to PEACE LOVE & WUBZ below.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: LSDREAM Releases Third Mind-Melting Album, “PEACE LOVE & WUBZ” [LISTEN]
DJ/Producer Steve Aoki’s fashion and record label, DIM MAK has joined forces with Marvel Entertainment for official “Marvel x Dim Mak: Venom vs. Carnage” – a series of upcoming co-branded releases featuring iconic superheroes and supervillains of the Marvel Universe that is set to release on Friday, September 24th. The first collaboration, “Marvel x Dim Mak: Venom vs. Carnage” transports Marvel’s darker, more gruesome characters into new depths by conjoining it with the Dim Mak’s punk meets EDM ethos.
Venom, the rebel alien symbiote who was banished by his brethren on planet Klyntar and who was bonded to a Kree soldier before briefly latching himself to Spiderman, is a complicated and conflicted character barely toeing the line between good and evil. Teetering between his desire to protect humanity versus his nature to devour humanity, Venom is our favorite anti-hero. When Venom’s malicious spawn, Carnage proves more powerful than its progenitor, Venom must temporarily team up with his arch nemesis, Spiderman to save us all.
“Everyone has a dark side and Venom truly represents the paradigm of overcoming one’s inner-demons. When you can put your struggles aside for the betterment of others, you are a hero,“ believes Steve Aoki.
The Marvel x Dim Mak: Venom vs. Carnage drop features incredible artistry from the Marvel archives and showcases the epic battles between Venom, Carnage and Spiderman. The six-piece capsule collection includes T-shirts in black and gradient tie dye ($38-45) and Hoodies in slime green and blood red tie dyes ($75-85).
The first Marvel x Dim Mak: Venom vs. Carnage drop will be available exclusively on dimmakcollection.com and on the NTWRK App starting from Friday, September 24, 2021 in limited supplies.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Steve Aoki & Marvel Release First Collaboration – Venom vs. Carnage
Before every set ever was available online in some fashion, before camera phones with high quality video and audio, there existed dubplates. Dubplates were single (or very few) pressings of songs that only a select few were given the privilege of spinning live, and these were some of the tracks that fans clamored for at every single show. Nowadays, with streaming services and the constantly revolving 24-hour news cycle, many artists feel forced to continuously release new material for fans.
Still, there are some tracks that take years — or in this case, a decade — to finally see the light of day. Enter “Arcade Fire” by Doctor P and FuntCase, the “lost dubplate of 2010.”
You can immediately tell it began over a decade ago, with synth designs similar to Never Say Die or Circus Records artists of the day, like Brown & Gammon, 501, Roksonix, or Subscape.
Getting back on the road has energized both bass behemoths, their blistering b2b sets leaving venues flattened and the creative juices flowing. Itching to get back in the studio they’ve put the finishing touches on a visionary system shocker like no other – “think Mortal Kombat meets Street Fighter meets Tekken in a smoke-filled neon Akihabara arcade and you’re not even halfway there,” says the press release. (Kudos to whoever wrote that.)
Check it out below!
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Doctor P & FuntCase Unleash New Collab “Arcade Fire” Ten Years In The Making
New research shows that music can be infectious — like a virus — with download patterns resembling the epidemic curves for disease.
When a song hits the radio, a music streaming service like Spotify, or gets shared on a social media platform like TikTok — what happens next? Using mathematical tools typically applied to study the spread of infectious diseases, Dora Rosati and his team set out to discover more about the way music catches on.
Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical and Physical Sciences, the study found song download trends to be similar to the spread of an infectious disease. Dance and metal had the lowest spreadability scores. Pop music was only to be outdone by rock and hip hop — and electronica had the highest, most infectious, rating.
The research analyzed “1.4 billion individual song downloads from the now-discontinued music streaming service MixRadio. Focusing on the top 1,000 songs downloaded in the UK between 2007 and 2014, they measured how well a standard model of epidemic disease, called the SIR model, fitted trends in song downloads over time.”
Rosati, lead author on the study, shared:
With a disease, if you come into contact with someone who is ill, then you have a certain chance of catching that disease. With songs, it looks very similar. The big difference is that for songs, it doesn’t necessarily have to be physical contact – it could be that my friend used this cool new song in their Instagram story, so now I’m going to go and find it.
Dr. Thomas Rawson of Imperial College London offered this perspective:
There are probably a lot of people in a population that may already be immune to a genre like electronica, because of their existing tastes. My nan, for example, is particularly resistant to the infection of trap and dubstep.
Read more on “Modelling song popularity as a contagious process” here.
Source: The Guardian | Photo by Gina Joy for Insomniac Events
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Research Shows Music is Infectious & Can Spread Like a Virus
It’s been three years since SOLACE, the last album from Grammy-nominated live-electronic trio RÜFÜS DU SOL — but that ends soon. The group just announced their fourth studio album, Surrender, and released its third single, ‘On My Knees’ on Rose Avenue and Reprise / Warner Records.
Surrender sees RÜFÜS stridently building their own world: an album written on their own terms. The band’s electronic roots offer a proud point of separation from other stadium-selling live artists, even as they write songs and play to crowds that break the traditional glass ceiling for dance acts.
James Hunt of RÜFÜS DU SOL comments on “On My Knees,” “For this song we had a lot of fun writing something that was darker, driving and a little more edgy. It’s definitely one of the most banging tracks on the record – we referenced some of our favourite club music for the drum programming and had fun envisioning the time when we could finally play this live. It had an amazing reaction at our Red Rocks shows last month which was really special for us.”
Surrender is out October 21, check out their newest single below!
RÜFÜS DU SOL 2021 Summer / Fall Festival Dates:
Fri Sep 24 – New York, NY – Gov Ball Festival
Sat. Oct. 2 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Weekend 1
Sat. Oct. 9 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Weekend 2
Sat. Oct. 23 – Miami, FL – III Points Festival
Sun. Oct. 31 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
RÜFÜS DU SOL 2021 North American Fall Tour Dates:
Thu Nov 04 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
Sat Nov 06 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Fri Nov 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium
Sat Nov 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium
Sun Nov 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium
Thu Nov 18 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
Thu Nov 19 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
Sat Nov 20 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: RUFUS DU SOL Announce 4th Studio Album ‘SURRENDER’, Release ‘On My Knees’
A chart-topping producer and globally recognized singer/songwriter, New Jersey born and Florida native Tim Centineo, aka Centineo, made a name for himself after a string of largely successful independent productions in 2016, followed by a massive Beatport hit, “Charge” in 2017. Dominating the main stages and airwaves, through support of world-renowned channels like Sirius XM’s Electric Area & BPM/Diplo’s Revolution Radio, his uplifting and euphoric style caught the attention of industry titans David Guetta, Hardwell, and many more culminating in the release of Centineo’s 2018 single, “Otherside” on Hardwell’s flagship label Revealed Recordings.
Centineo always pushes the limits of sound and creativity with each single, and his latest “Believe Again” is no exception. To accompany the single he also released a captivating video that delivers a gripping, meaningful adventure all of which was independently crafted by him alone. It is incredibly creative, featuring a montage of film clips of him at different points of his life, from a baby to now. The editing is spectacular and paired with the song gives the video this magical, Tomorrowland-esque feel.
Centineo is truly doing some amazing work, check out the lyric video for “Believe Again” below!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Centineo Drops Emotive Lyric Video To Sensational Single “Believe Again” [Video]
It was just yesterday that Illenium revealed the lineup for his destination festival in Cancun later this year, and now Kygo is announcing the lineup for his own Palm Tree Music Festival Getaway, as well.
Taking place in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico from December 2-6, the event will be curated by Palm Tree Crew and will include performances by Kygo as well as some of his favorite artists and collaborators from around the globe in various genres.
Throughout four days and four nights in paradise, guests will be treated to a one-of-a-kind Palm Tree Crew experience with pool parties, beachside performances, a stargazing sunset headline performance from Kygo himself, morning yoga with Jesse Israel and Kygo performing an acoustic set, a Tropical Party Brunch with Sam Feldt, club nights, exclusive merch pop-ups, a volleyball tournament, and much more.
Alongside Kygo, additional artists on The Getaway lineup will include Multi-Grammy winning artist Macklemore as a Special Guest, along with multi-platinum and award-winning artist Sam Feldt, beloved South African-Swiss DJ and producer Nora En Pure, American performer known for his emotive dance-pop tracks Gryffin (DJ Set), genre-defying duo Sofi Tukker (DJ Set), Canadian electronic musician Frank Walker, German-born vocalist NoMBe, and much more.
The primary headquarters for The Getaway is ME Cabo, which will host many of the events. Guests can also choose from a variety of other hotel and ultra-luxury villa options while purchasing packages. Additional add-on experiences include a brunch & acoustic set with Kygo, a Palm Tree Boat Party with Frank Walker, whale watching, and a golf tournament with Kygo.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Kygo announces Cabo festival lineup with Macklemore, Two Feet, Gryffin, & more
An upcoming book celebrates Daft Punk — capturing the pioneering duo’s impact on pop, electronic and live music.
After Daft by author Gabriel Szatan will cover their entire career, from formation in 1993 to their unexpected split in 2021, including genre- and industry-defining moments. Plus, a particularly in-depth look at Daft Punk’s seminal Alive 2006-07 tour, which changed the look and feel of live music forever.
A press release details: “It will be the most thorough attempt yet to document Daft Punk’s unique position within the cultural landscape, including interviews with a broad swathe of contributors who worked closely with Daft Punk for years, as well as others in the wider industry who were affected & inspired by the duo and their enduring impact.”
Szatan sets up the book as follows:
Daft Punk sit in the pantheon of pop alongside Prince, Talking Heads, Kate Bush, Stevie Wonder, Kraftwerk, Missy Elliott, David Bowie or any visionary you’d care to name. Beyond making joyous records, there are countless compelling sub-narratives which flow in and out of their career: Alive 2006-07 was as consequential for dance music as The Beatles’ 1964 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show was for rock ’n’ roll — what changed about the way we respond to concerts in the aftermath? Were the Teachers sufficiently recognised for their contributions? And how did Daft Punk retain anonymity at a time when the internet erased privacy for everyone else? I’m excited to bring it all to light — as well as making the case for how, over 28 years, music really did sound better with them.
After Daft will be released in 2023.
So much evolved from 1993 to 2021: French touch, blog house, mashup, hyperpop, stadium raves, the way we respond to concerts ++
But many house & techno innovators lost out as EDM went supernova. It's far from a smooth line
Daft Punk are the perfect axis point to explore it all
— Gabe (@gabrielszatan) September 22, 2021
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: ‘After Daft’ Book Covers the Duo’s Entire Career, Impact on Live Music & Culture