Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Lizzo and more are taking over for a very special live stream collaboration from World Health Organization (WHO) + Global Citizen.
The global cross-network, cross-platform special One World: Together At Home aims to benefit frontline healthcare workers and the WHO, taking place Saturday, April 18 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT. Artists, personalities, comedians, athletes and actors will take the stage in this effort.
ABC, NBC and CBS networks have joined forces with plans to air the program simultaneously, as well as on respective streaming platforms. The two-hour live broadcast will be co-hosted by late-night personalities Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon.
The legendary lineup also includes Stevie Wonder, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves and more. See the full roster below and tune in next weekend for this historic event.
The World Health Organization is committed to defeating the coronavirus pandemic with science and public health measures, and supporting the health workers who are on the frontlines of the response… We may have to be apart physically for a little while, but we can still come together virtually to enjoy great music. The ‘One World: Together at Home’ concert represents a powerful show of solidarity against a common threat.
— One World, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Today we’re launching One World: #TogetherAtHome, a global broadcast on April 18 curated in collaboration with @LadyGaga and featuring your favorite artists and comedians — all in support of the @WHO and the health care workers on the frontlines of the #COVID19 crisis. Visit the link in our bio or globalcitizen.org/togetherathome to learn more and take action now!
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Photo by Auden Bui, courtesy of Coachella
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: One World: Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney & More to Headline Global Live Stream
As our Breakout Artist of the Year in 2019, we’ve been anticipating Subtronics‘ next move — and in a matter of days we’ll experience his new Scream Saver EP in full.
To get fans hyped, Subtronics has unleashed a full teaser and tracklist. The video below features some of the most insane sounds and visuals we’ve ever seen — and that’s putting it lightly.
Each track makes its own distinct, bass heavy statement: “You’re Already Dead,” “Lullaby” featuring Virus Syndicate, “Discotek” with Akeos, and “Blow Stuff Up!” One minute (and four songs) laster and Subtronics has us under his spell.
The EP drops this Friday, April 10th, with social distancing in full effect. He recently shared via tweet: “i just keep thinking how absolutely fucking wild the first few shows are gunna be once we are all back from being stuck inside can u imagine how much pent up energy we are all gunna be letting out”
SCREAM SAVER TRACKLIST pic.twitter.com/oni9sIF7l1
— SCREAM SAVER EP 4/10 (@Subtronics) April 6, 2020
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Subtronics Unleashes Intense ‘Scream Saver’ EP Teaser [MUST WATCH]
Proximity continues to upload more and more sets from their first Digital Mirage Online Music Festival with Brownies & Lemonade, and we can’t get enough. G Jones, Chet Porter, Alison Wonderland, Louis The Child, Adventure Club, and more are already up, with more surely on the way. One of the first to be uploaded was Said The Sky & Dabin’s collaborative set from the first night.
The collaborative set isn’t new at this point, but it’s always a treat to see. Between Dabin’s live guitar and Said The Sky’s delightful key work, the two bring all the feels and some harder stuff, too.
Dab The Sky was in fact the most popular set during the festival, drawing in a mind blowing peak of 200,000 concurrent viewers. Relive it below!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Rewatch Said The Sky & Dabin Live From Digital Mirage Online Festival
Out today is Rezz’s second new track of 2020, a massive collaboration with multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/producer Grabbitz, “Someone Else.” Combining Grabbitz’ rock elements with Rezz’s midtempo inclinations, the song is a brilliant mixture of styles that complement each other with grace and intensity.
Rezz took to Instagram Live on Tuesday, April 7th to answer fan questions ahead of the release of the new single. She discussed her sonic evolution as an artist and was joined by surprise guest Madeon for a spontaneous chat about the creative process under quarantine.
As for Grabbitz, he revealed in a new interview with For The Wolves that he has even more collaborations coming out with some really “dope” artists — as we’ve seen from his discography, whenever he teams up with someone (NGHTMRE, Rezz, 3LAU, Sullivan King), the results are stellar.
This is her first track on RCA Records, her first major label release, as RCA is a division of Sony.
Check out “Someone Else” below!
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Rezz & Grabbitz Release New Rock-Hybrid Collaboration, “Someone Else”
Every year, Lost Lands streams sets from the festival for everyone at home to enjoy, affectionately called Couch Lands. However, every year, due to the single stream and two stages going at any time, there has never been a complete set streamed from the festival — until now.
With all the streams going on, Lost Lands is getting in on the action with complete sets from Lost Lands 2019 for the first time ever. April 17-19 you’ll be able to see Black Tiger Sex Machine, Sullivan King, Rusko, Kayzo, Flosstradamus, 1788-L, Ganja White Night, EPROM, Herobust, LSDREAM, and of course Excision and way, way more.
The sets will be streamed in full via Twitch at twitch.tv/lostlands. Tune in next week for an early Couch Lands!
Couch Lands is back with complete sets from Lost Lands 2019 for the first time ever! When Lost Lands is going on, because of overlapping set times we’re only able to stream partial sets. But on April 17-19 we’re bringing out 3 days of full sets! pic.twitter.com/mkmzLsqKDW
— Excision (@Excision) April 8, 2020
Photo via DI.Visuals for Lost Lands
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Excision Announces Return of Couch Lands, With Full Never-Before-Seen Sets
It’s been four years since Baauer dropped his groundbreaking debut album, Aa. In the time since, Baauer has retained his position as one of trap & dance music’s top tastemakers, dropping numerous new records. Now, he’s ready to release his next major project, his sophomore album, PLANET’S MAD.
The first two singles for the album dropped today, along with a music video for the album’s title track. As with all of his past releases, “PLANET’S MAD” and “MAGIC” push a familiar but augmented sound. While trap is recognizably at the core, there’s a more tribal and intense production atop, layered with global sounds and wide-reaching influences.
Along with the album’s concept (explained below), you get a true sense for what Baauer is trying to achieve with these new tracks.
Conceived within a movie-like plot of a new world appearing above Earth, a vision executed in the new video, Planet’s Mad takes us through countless micro-genres where we’re exposed to the sound of alien creatures, children, news forecasts, burps and cosmic atmospherics – all whipped up into this uniquely maximalist dance record.
PLANET’S MAD drops in full on June 5.
Credit: Teddy Fitzhugh
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Baauer Announces Sophomore Album Out This Summer, Drops Lead Singles
Mako has been busy in the last couple of years, both in running his own Utopia label and releasing tracks, remixes and collabs on other labels like Fokuz, Ultra, Warm Communications and Subtitles Music. Throughout all this spitfire-fast releasing, however, he’s also been working on a massive album for which he returned to Metalheadz to release. Per its title, Ouevre is meant to be the seminal album traversing Mako’s career and body of work.
Ouevre, which will release this Friday, plays almost like a compilation, showcasing all of Mako’s different styles and influences over the years. From ambient-flavored darkstep like “The Window” to liquidy get-down jungle to fully ambient, almost beatless tracks like the album’s closing track, “Passive Aggressor,” the album shows both where Mako’s been and where he’s going. With his base of classical D&B beats, he experiments with sound and sound design in Ouevre, so while it feels like a compendium of drum and bass history, it also has a central theme that’s very modern.
There are a couple of collaborations on Ouevre: a liquid groover called, funnily enough, “Liquid Groover” with Villem & Fields and a deep, ambient darkstep viber he made with Andy Skopes before he passed. “Light Cycle” must be a very important track for Mako to include on this LP, and Your EDM is honored to premiere it.
For those unaware D&B producer Andy Skopes passed away last January after a long battle with cancer. One of his last EPs was on Metalheadz as well and shows his own style a a solid match to Mako’s. “Light Cycle” is a beautiful homage to the late artist with a punchy darkstep bassline and a beat that has that perfect balance of kick to snare that both Mako and Skopes do so well.
The intro to “Light Cycle” contains some melodic ambient tones but also some interesting sound design in the background, with whisper samples fading in and out. Far from being eerie or creepy, the sounds lighten up the track along with a melodic synth as the drum track layers in. Mako and Skopes must have played with the tones and drops of each layer in the track quite a bit to get all the pieces to flow together in the way they do.
It’s clear Mako was sitting on “Light Cycle” for quite a while, waiting for the right time to release it on Ouevre. It fits right in with the rest of the tracks but there’s definitely something special with this collab as well. “Light Cycle” is a highlight in an album of highlights and really underlines both Mako’s and Skopes’s “body of work.”
Ouevre drops this Friday, April 10 on Metalheadz. Click to here pre-save or pre-order on multiple platforms.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Mako Pays Homage to the Late Andy Skopes With ‘Light Cycle’ on His New LP
JUSTICE is throwing a free music production webinar online today!
The JUSTICE-led webinar via Mix with the Masters features both legends behind the project, Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay, as they discuss their production approach and philosophy. Plus, they’ll open the floor for questions about workflow, techniques, and more.
Mix with the Masters shares in the post below: “As part of the series of webinars we are currently conducting every day, we are honored to announce an exclusive Q&A session with the Grammy award-winning electronic music duo JUSTICE.”
Mix with the Masters’ JUSTICE edition takes place Wednesday, April 8th at 7 PM GMT. Tune in at 12 PM in LA, 3 PM in NYC, 8 PM in London, 9 PM in Berlin and 10 PM in Moscow.
The exclusive webinar is free for everyone, just sign up for a free MWTM account here before the stream goes live.
Whether you’re a producer, fan, or both — you definitely won’t want to miss this.Mix with the Masters: JUSTICE View this post on Instagram
As part of the series of webinars we are currently conducting every day, we are honored to announce an exclusive Q&A session with the Grammy award-winning electronic music duo JUSTICE on Wednesday, APRIL 8 at 7PM GMT*. Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay will go over their production approach and philosophy and answer all questions you may have about their workflow and techniques. This exclusive webinar is free for everyone! You simply need a free mwtm account to join. mwtm.com/webinars . * 12pm LA // 3pm NYC // 8pm London // 9pm Berlin // 10pm Moscow
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Photo via Oh Dag Yo Photography
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Justice Hosting Free Music Production Webinar Today [DETAILS]
The dance music world has been missing Axwell Λ Ingrosso — and the iconic duo returns today as we reminisce on their farewell set.
Although Axwell Λ Ingrosso won’t be throwing down together over quarantine or anytime soon, AMF is rebroadcasting one of its most requested live sets of all time. Yes, Axwell Λ Ingrosso’s set from AMF Amsterdam 2018 has arrived in full form for your viewing pleasure.
“You asked for it & it’s finally here!” AMF updates in the post below.
“One of the most requested sets from AMF over the years is the brilliant final set by Axwell Λ Sebastian Ingrosso prior to their hiatus. Ravers of the night – get ready for the energy of this iconic duo at AMF 2018! #AMF2020 #WEOWNTHENIGHT”
We have chills from the jump, as Axwell Λ Ingrosso’s electrifying on-stage energy is truly unmatched.
Watch here and relive the magic!Axwell Λ Ingrosso – AMF 2018
You asked for it & it's finally here! One of the most requested sets from AMF over the years is the brilliant final set by Axwell Λ Sebastian Ingrosso prior to their hiatus. Ravers of the night – get ready for the energy of this iconic duo at AMF 2018! #AMF2020 #WEOWNTHENIGHT
Posted by AMF on Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Axwell Λ Ingrosso’s Iconic Farwell Set from AMF 2018 Is Finally Here [MUST WATCH]
Digital Mirage, an online music festival experience, took place over the weekend and Alison Wonderland went in…
She captured our attention from the jump with a coronavirus-themed “Good Enough” intro and never let up. Featuring a dynamic mix of music from Lido, Boombox Cartel, M83, Outkast, The Strokes, Baauer, and many more, Alison threw down in her element. A set sprinkled with new IDs, plenty of her fan favorite tracks, and her new freebie, “Happy Place” (QUIX Remix).
The Brownies & Lemonade x Proximity-curated event hosted superstar DJ/producers all weekend long and AW was one of the major highlights. With the original intent of raising $100,000 for charity, the event ended up with over $300,000 worth in donations. See Digital Mirage by the numbers here.
Currently, Proximity is busy uploading sets from the weekend, starting with this one from Alison Wonderland, plus G Jones, Dab the Sky (Dabin x Said the Sky), Adventure Club, Louis the Child, Chet Porter and Shades (Alix Perez x EPROM).
Watch below and replay more Digital Mirage sets here.Alison Wonderland – Digital Mirage (Full Set)
Photo via Ivan Meneses for Insomniac Events
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Rewatch Alison Wonderland’s Entire Live Set from Digital Mirage
In these ever so crazy times, we could not ask for a more chill and sooting EP for the days and days left in quarantine. If you are fan of the ever so soothing jams and bumping basslines we just have the collective of tunes to premiere with you today from super talented songwriter and producer, Harry Nathan.
Kicking off the EP with lo-fi backdropped, bumping title track, ‘Sweet Release’ followed by the boundless groove house tune, ‘Frontin’ Me’. These two unique and well crafted tunes are followed by ‘Harriet Tubman’ which immediately grips you with it’s 4×4 hard kicking drums and 80s inspired synth soundscapes and finally rounding off the EP, we have the masterpiece To The Limit which oozes chill energy with its spacey pads and easy listening basslines definitely a jam for any chill or vibey playlists out there. All round there is a track for every lover of electronic and house music on this diverse yet consistent EP. We are excited here to bring you updates from this talented Aussie, enjoy the basslines and stay safe out there amigos!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Harry Nathan Drops Super Chill, ‘Sweet Release EP’
One of the big issues surrounding the cancellation of so many shows due to COVID-19 are refunds. While refunds should be absolute right to ticketbuyers, events like Burning Man or Lightning in a Bottle, which are non-profit run and family-owned, respectively, make giving refunds out a bit trickier when it may mean total financial ruin for the event operators. The same couldn’t really be said of behemoth second-hand ticket market StubHub.
A man in Wisconsin has brought forth a $5 million class action lawsuit against the ticket company, alleging it’s broken their long-touted “FanProtect guarantee.” According to the suit, the guarantee promised users they would receive a full money back refund if an event was canceled. However, on March 12, StubHub president Sukhinder Sing Cassidy sent out an email to users stating that while refunds would still available for canceled events, it would also be offering coupons for 120% of the original order price as an alternative. Then, on March 25, StubHub amended its policy, stating that “if the event is canceled and not rescheduled, you will get a refund or credit to use on a future purchase, as determined in StubHub’s sold discretion (unless a refund is required by law).”
Days later, Cassidy sent out another email amending their refund policy entirely: “We are facing significant timing delays in recouping funds from the thousands of sellers on our platform, and expect these challenges to continue in the coming months,” Cassidy wrote in the email. The new policy stated customers would be offered a 120% credit for canceled purchases as a “thank you for remaining patient in a very challenging period.”
The coupon policy was to be made the default policy during the COVID-19 pandemic, except in regions where not giving a full refund would be against the law. The complaint accuses the ticket resale company of breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation, among other claims.
The plaintiff’s attorney Nick Coulson told Billboard StubHub’s conduct is egregious.
“Dumping promised refunds for expiring coupons during the time of greatest financial suffering in recent history is cruel and wrong,” Coulson says. “Especially because people have no idea if they’ll even be able to use the coupons — we don’t know what the next 12 months are going to look like. To the extent that StubHub claims financial constraints have forced its hand (into its customers’ pockets), those constraints are entirely of its own making. Through this action, we hope to provide people some small bit of relief during this uncertain time.”
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: StubHub Hit With $5M Class Action Lawsuit Over COVID-19 Refund Policy
Kaskade has finally dropped his full Redux 004 EP. The latest edition of REDUX is sure to be a hit with Kaskade’s OG fans as the legendary producer/DJ strips back the production and gives us the pure minimal goodness that the series is known for. After first announcing the EP in February and releasing two tracks, “Love Like That” and “Sexy,” fans can now have the full REDUX experience.
The first new track “Find Love” definitely falls more into the lo-fi, ambient territory that “Love Like That” explored. It has a haunting piano melody and droning hi-hats that are perfect for a long walk in isolation. “Feel It” is a super-minimal deep house track that is peak after hours. It’s a track that plays best while just listening to the beat with your eyes closed, preferably at 4 AM.
Each of the four tracks represents the four cities that were supposed to be on the REDUX 004 tour, Miami, Brooklyn, San Diego and Santa Fe. “Sexy” is definitely the Miami track, but outside of that, it’s kind of fun to guess which song goes with which city. Listen to Kaskade’s Redux 004 out now on Arkade and tell us what you think! Check out Kaskade’s REDUX set from CRSSD Fall 2019 and relive those glorious festival days too!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Kaskade Drops Redux 004 EP in Full With Two New Tracks
Florian Picasso is back and he’s ready to take over with his new single “Like You Do” featuring New York rapper Gashi and singer Ally Brooke (formerly of Fifth Harmony). “Like You Do” is a marked departure for Picasso as he leaves behind festival sounds for a more radio-friendly track that is equal parts pop, hip-hop and trap.
EDM fans will recognize Gashi from his many collabs with DJ Snake. Ally Brooke has also been making inroads as an EDM vocalist, most recently featuring on Afrojack’s “All Night.” “Like You Do” opens with Ally Brooke’s vocals as she sings lyrics to that one person who just gets her. Gashi comes in after that along with some trap drums and the song really gets going after that. Gashi’s blended rap-singing actually fits perfectly with the light trap production. It’s actually a very tender song; we’d all like someone we could say to “No one gets me like you do.”
Listen to Florian Picasso’s first release of 2020 “Like You Do” featuring Gashi and Ally Brooke out now on Universal.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Florian Picasso Drops Hot New Radio Jam “Like You Do” Featuring Gashi and Ally Brooke
Remember when everyone was saying that artists are going to be putting out and making a lot more music during quarantine? That doesn’t just apply to new music. Rusko just unveiled a private album of 11 seriously chilled out, ’90s-inspired, ambient beats that are perfect for rainy days or solo drives when you just need to get out of the house (which is allowed under self-isolation).
The playlist is originally dated May 2018, making this selection of songs nearly two years old.
“I spend a lot of time making whole different albums just for myself….,” he said on Twitter, “that no one ever hears…”
Downloads are enabled on all tracks. If the embed below doesn’t show up for you (it might not work on mobile), go here to listen.
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Rusko Shares Private Album Of Unreleased Chilled Out, ’90s-Inspired Beats
There’s much buzz about whether Apple will move forward as planned with its prospected iPhone 12 launch in September 2020.
Taking into consideration the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, experts are weighing out the possible options. Best-case scenario, Apple could drop the latest iPhone over the holiday season. Worst-case scenario, Apple won’t be dropping a new iPhone in 2020 at all, via Business Insider. That would make 2020 the first year since 2007 without a major iPhone launch.
Considering 5G devices including the upcoming iPhone have been in the works for years, with mass production planned for this summer, iPhone 12 is actually at less of a risk of being delayed than other devices that may come after, according to Apple Insider.
Other potential iPhone 12 specs include an updated design, 3D cameras, and OLED screens.
It’s unclear at this point how the coronavirus outbreak will impact 2020 launches and beyond.Apple iPhone 12
— Apple Hub (@theapplehub) April 6, 2020
Twiter user @choco_bit is back with another leak, this time giving us our first look at the front design of the iPhone 12 Pro. Smaller notch and LiDAR Scanner coming to the iPhone 12 Pro. pic.twitter.com/DKonbe2sMq
— Apple Hub (@theapplehub) April 7, 2020
— 9to5Mac.com (@9to5mac) April 5, 2020
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: REPORT: Apple’s “Worst-Case Scenerio” Would Mean No iPhone Launch in 2020
ASCAP is warning its members of “disruption” in revenue collections and distributions — in other words, delayed payments for music writers.
According to an in-depth report from Billboard, payments expected April 6 until April 28 are currently delayed. ASCAP cites late payments from licensees as cause of the interruption, but expects quarterly writer payouts to be fulfilled.
ASCAP president and chairman Paul Williams stated in an email dated April 3rd:
As COVID-19 has continued to escalate and more and more of our licensee businesses have shut down, we have had to carefully review our cash forecasts and plan for more disruption to our revenue collections and member distributions. As I mentioned in my last letter, the pandemic will have a material and negative impact financially on almost every category of licensing, so it is important to ensure that we are prepared for a decline in both revenues and distributions, which is why we took the step weeks ago to freeze numerous operational expenses.
ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews followed up on April 5th that ASCAP had “already been contacted by numerous licensees who are attempting to pay less, pay late or not pay at all.” Even so, Matthews said, “the April 28 writer distribution will be fully funded as we had originally anticipated.”
In addition, an ASCAP spokesperson revealed to NME plans for “a more flexible distribution schedule for the remainder of 2020 and 2021.”
The entire ASCAP team is working hard to make sure our members get paid as quickly as possible, in the face of unprecedented circumstances, while protecting our ability to continue providing members with essential services and payments over the long term.
Meanwhile, BMI is still on track considering the organization collects revenue for quarterly payout ahead of time. BMI president and CEO Mike O’Neill said via email dated March 16th:
I’m pleased to share with you that our distributions for the next six months will remain strong, and we do not anticipate any impact to BMI’s fiscal year 2020, which ends June 30. However, given the current environment, we do anticipate that BMI’s fiscal year 2021 will be impacted, perhaps not in the first six months, but likely in the second half. It’s too early for us to tell the extent of the impact, but we are paying close attention as the situation evolves.
Read more here via Billboard.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: REPORT: ASCAP Warns of Delayed Payouts, BMI Still On Track
Without a doubt, one of the most-anticipated sets of Digital Mirage this past weekend was G Jones on Sunday. Easily regarded as one of the best experimental producers in dance music, his unique implementation of live visual and audio elements make his live sets unparalleled.
How that was going to translate to a live stream format was unclear, but we needn’t have worried. Even though we weren’t in the room, G Jones still delivered the full experience with a grayscale filter and his own unique brand of visuals behind him. Even better, we were able to hear some set IDs in high quality for the first time and we’re able to listen over and over again. (Listen at 11:05 and 18:36.)
Proximity is in the process of uploading more sets from the festival, including Chet Porter & Dab The Sky. We’ll have to wait and see who gets uploaded next! For now, listen to G Jones below.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Relive G Jones’ Complete, Insane Set From Digital Mirage
It’s been 10 months, but Drezo is finally back with a new release. The dark house master just released the second song from his upcoming OMENS EP. “Sinister” stays true to Drezo’s signature sound and a relentless beat that propels the track forwards. With the rest of the EP due out this year you shouldn’t expect such a long hiatus between Drezo releases. Check out “Sinister” below and stream on your favorite platform here.
In a new interview on the My Friend Podcast with Paige Elkington, Flume gets very real about a variety of topics, including his infamous Burning Man ass-eating video, as well as how he used to “self-medicate” with alcohol to be comfortable performing on stage and how he feels similar to Avicii in that respect.
As we learned after the Burning Man incident, Paige is actually Flume’s girlfriend, so him being on her podcast isn’t so random. The episode was recorded just as “social distancing” entered the public’s vernacular, so keep that in mind as you listen or read along.
It begins with Flume saying he needs to talk shit on someone famous because “that’s how you get headlines” (he’s not wrong) and they jokingly trash Brad Pitt before leading into Burning Man.
“Someone put up a sign saying ‘Does Flume even eat ass?’ and I did a little finger click, nod, and a point. And they put up another sign that said ‘prove it.’ You saw the sign and jumped up on the megadeck, put your butt up in the air [fully wearing underwear]…” and Paige continues, “and you put your face in there for like maybe two seconds.”
“The crowd went wild,” she said. “And it spread like fire [when it went up on my Instagram story].”
“I’m kind of like the Michael Cera of electronic music,” Flume said, “and if Michael Cera ate ass at Burning Man, everyone would be like…” as he trailed off. “I was championed in Australia as a legend. I was given peaches every day.”
“There were some business things I had in the works that fell through because they didn’t want to be associated with it, because I was in the press for eating ass.”
“I actually called Wes [Diplo] because I know he’s had many viral stories, and he said, ‘You can’t pay for this kind of publicity.'”
Moving on, the two begin to talk about how Flume is no stranger to social distancing, even before COVID-19, how he doesn’t like attention and how that presents a conflict with his profession.
“I mean I used a lot of alcohol. Like, when performing, I would drink to calm nerves,” he says. “I would drink to make it bearable, which sounds crazy but really it’s the truth. I’m just not a performer and I’ve definitely used alcohol to feel comfortable on stage in front of people.”
He doesn’t drink before shows anymore because, he says, he realized it was becoming a pattern and didn’t want to head down that path. It’s something he’s had to manage and overcome.
“The second I enter the festival I’m riddled with anxiety. Even to this day, after I’ve done thousands of shows, I still get anxious. The more I do this, though, the more fun I have on stage.”
Flume eventually went to a therapist to address his social anxiety on stage, because he hated his job, and was even considering quitting at one point.
Later he said, “I think people like Avicii and things, are literally the same as me. And he died because he was medicating himself just like I was, with alcohol, drugs, whatever. He wasn’t happy.”
“Of course, he pushed himself. Thankfully I have a manager that’s not like that at all.”
Finally, the two talk about his music, and how he’s in the process of making a new record. “I’ve been slowly telling people. Usually I take three years now I want to take three months. It’s an experiment, just trying to write a record in a really short amount of time. […] It’s like I’m writing music back when I started.”
The whole podcast is well worth a listen. You can check it out below — the interview with Flume begins at 5:00.
Photo via Bianca Holderness for Splendour in the Grass
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Flume Talks Burning Man, Avicii On Very First Podcast Interview with his Girlfriend