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Netflix vs Hulu: Spot The Differences Between The Two Fyre Festival Documentaries

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 18:08

Netflix got its trailer out first, but Hulu beat it to the punch with their own documentary examining the events leading up to and after the tragic Fyre Festival in 2017. Both streaming companies released their own documentaries last week, Fyre Fraud on Hulu and simply Fyre on Netflix.

If you went out this weekend, chances are someone brought up the two docs.

Did you see the Fyre doc?
Yeah, the Netflix one. I haven’t seen the Hulu one yet.
Ah yeah, I really need to watch the Netflix one. The Hulu one is really good.

Sound familiar?

If you haven’t seen either yet, or only seen one, and you’re wondering if it’s worth it to watch the other or both — it is. Both documentaries cover generally the same timeline and content: from the early days of Billy McFarland’s Magnesis and the Fyre app, for which the festival was supposed to be a promotional outlet, but we know how that turned out; to the weeks and days leading up to the event; to the moment that influencers and attendees arrived and the fallout that followed.

The differences between the docs come from where the footage originated.

Netflix partnered with Vice Media and Fuck Jerry, both of whom were involved in the production of the festival to some extent. Fuck Jerry was hired to do marketing for Fyre and had a dedicated film crew following around production staff, which is how they were able to compile such unique, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

Hulu’s big draw was an exclusive interview with Billy McFarland (which McFarland was actually paid for, a big journalistic ethical no-no). It also used more anecdotal footage from sitcoms and social media, as well as memes and interviews with various journalists.

So which should you watch?

I’m personally a fan of more story-driven content, and Netflix excels in that regard. If you’re looking for more of a fact-driven, actual documentary-style footage, Hulu may be more your cup of tea. Regardless, you’ll get some information in one that you won’t get in the other, and vice versa.

No matter what, the final message to take home is that Fyre Festival was meant to be a promotional vehicle for a consumer/booking app, which ended up taking on a life of its own, and crashed & burned to an incredibly epic degree. It’s astonishing that the festival was allowed to even have a first day. And you probably don’t know the extent of it all until you watch one of these docs.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Netflix vs Hulu: Spot The Differences Between The Two Fyre Festival Documentaries

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FYRE’s Notorious D*ck Sucking Story Is The Best/Worst Thing Ever

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 18:00

WARNING: This post contains some vulgar language and explicit content. Read at your own discretion.

What was once one man’s real, living nightmare is going down in history as the most legendary anecdote to come out of Fyre Festival. Of course, we’re talking about the notorious dick sucking story from Netflix’s Fyre documentary.

As people draw lines comparisons between Hulu’s documentary and that of Netflix, there’s a clear line in the sand between one versus the other. One describes event producer Andy King‘s near run-in with a penis to get trucks full of Evian water across the boarder.

Billy [McFarland] called and said, ‘Andy, we need you to take one big thing for the team.,” King explains on-camera in the newly released Fyre documentary. “And I said, ‘Oh my gosh, I’ve been taking something for the team every day.’

“He said, ‘Well, you’re our wonderful gay leader and we need you to go down, will you suck dick to fix this water problem?’ And I said, ‘Billy, what?’ And he said, ‘Andy, if you will go down and suck Cunningham’s dick, who is the head of customs, and get him to clear all of the containers with water, you will save this festival.’”

This is the same guy who admits he would break into tears whenever he was alone for a second, as Fyre became more and more out of his control. King was fully prepared to go down, to the festival site and otherwise, if it meant keeping the festival afloat — and more importantly, the thirst of attendees quenched. Thankfully, customs let the water go with no dirty deeds done, but the festival failed miserably anyways. Still, this guy is some kind of hero.

“Can you imagine, in my 30 years of career that this was what I was going to do?,” he says. “I was going to do that, honestly, to save the festival.”

Naturally, Twitter’s commentary about the dick sucking story is on point. Never forget.

#FyreFestival

dividing my life into before and after getting to the dick sucking portion of the fyre fest documentary

— david bynch (@soalexgoes) January 19, 2019

imagine sucking dick for fyre festival

— Big Chungus (@broazay) January 20, 2019

At first I thought the Netflix #fyre documentary wasn’t as good as the Hulu one…but then I got to the dick sucking story ????

— Married In MedSchool (@MarryNMedSchool) January 19, 2019

Fiji water I’d understand but Evian? That’s out of control

— Mands (@mandszzz) January 20, 2019

Straight up cannot believe that guy almost sucked dick at customs for barrels of Evian water to keep the fyre fest going, that is so dark

— Alison Segel (@OnlineAlison) January 20, 2019

Aye I know the Netflix producers were filming dudeass talking about potentially sucking dick for Fyre Festival like “Hulu ain’t got this THATS for sure”

— awkward connoisseur (@RaychJackson) January 20, 2019

 

H/T: Junkee

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: FYRE’s Notorious D*ck Sucking Story Is The Best/Worst Thing Ever

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Eric Prydz Is Working On His First Official Remix In Years

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 16:17

Eric Prydz is working on a mystery remix and the anticipation is killing us…

“Long time since I did an official remix…” he shared in a rather vague update. That’s all fans needed to get excited. And all we needed to let our minds run wild with the possibilities.

The last official remix Eric Prydz did in the dance realm, under his main moniker, was his version of “The Veldt” for deadmau5 in 2014. He also did a remix for CHVRCHES for their song “Tether” in 2015.

Yeah, it’s definitely been a hot minute. Any guesses on which track he’s about to remix?

We’ll be the first to let you know when it drops.

Long time since I did an official remix…

— Eric Prydz (@ericprydz) January 15, 2019

 

Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Eric Prydz Is Working On His First Official Remix In Years

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Leading Australian Doctors Call For Pill Testing Following Five Recent Festival Deaths

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 16:17

Top doctors in Australia are calling for pill testing at music festivals and other events. Territory leaders have denied approval of such testing — despite multiple deaths, public outcry, and even by special request of the family of a deceased.

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians says it’s like “government policies failing our communities.” The organization has joined together in sending an open letter to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and related officials. They urge the government to take pill testing seriously, because other methods aren’t working.

The RACP represents over 17,000 physicians and paediatricians. Collectively, they agree there is enough evidence that pill testing could help prevent misuse of drugs. Their stance: knowledge is power.

“The RACP’s experts in addiction medicine and public health medicine believe the evidence currently available justifies the introduction of carefully designed pill testing trials in Australia,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones weighs in.

“Ideally, we would all like young people and the wider public not to use drugs illicitly. However, the reality is that they do in large numbers and the moral message to abstain from taking drugs is not getting through.”

The NSW coroner is currently looking into the recent deaths of five music festival attendees.

 

Source: SBS

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Leading Australian Doctors Call For Pill Testing Following Five Recent Festival Deaths

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New: Skrillex, ZHU, Above & Beyond – Your EDM | Week In Music

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 16:13

2019 has been a little slow for new music releases, but it is only the beginning of the new year. But, last week still had some big remixes, collabs and edits from a few notable names. Check out the latest Your EDM Week in Music playlist on Spotify below:



Release Spotlight

Skrillex collaborated with Hikaru Utada for “Face My Fears,” the official theme from Kingdom Hearts III. Utada famously sang the “Simple and Clean” and “Passion” themes for the first two KH games, but this marks the first collab for the series’ music themes.

Lil Wayne adds to the fray on the LSD track “Genius.” Wayne joins the original track with Diplo, Sia and Labrinth, adding his patented raps to the original track.

ZHU collaborates with Sofi Tukker on “Mi Rumba,” a surprising but welcome pairing. Both artists are working on new music, so it’s exciting to hear them come together before releasing more solo material.

Above & Beyond released their new single “Flying By Candlelight,” and we highlighted the club mix of the new track in our playlist. The track features the vocal talents of Marty Longstaff, their second collab since “Tightrope.”

Ex-The M Machine (RIP) member Luttrell remixed Tycho‘s “Epoch” track for lovely results. The rising deep house producer gives a dancey shine to the originally atmospheric track.

 

Photo by Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: New: Skrillex, ZHU, Above & Beyond – Your EDM | Week In Music

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Denon DJ Introduces Prime 4 Standalone DJ System To Compete with Pioneer

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 16:08

Denon is doing everything it can to compete with Pioneer to be the ultimate, go-to brand for DJ equipment.

The former has introduced the Prime 4 standalone system — which is all any beginner or intermediate DJ would need to dive right into the mix. Even professionals can have fun and get creative with this setup.

Pioneer’s XDJ-RX2 has arguably been the next best option before upgrading to CDJs and that’s probably still the case. Similarly to Denon’s newly introduced Prime 4, it’s an all-in-one system. However, the big catch is the two-channel setup. DJs have been craving the 4-channel option in a concise, all-in-one piece that still feels within reach to the CDJ experience. That is, until now.

Denon’s Prime 4 delivers on that need with its new system, priced at $1,699. The number still may be a little startling for aspiring DJs, but it’s much more affordable than going all out with four decks and a mixer. The rig runs through Denon’s Engine Prime software, but is compatible with playlists and hot cues from Serato DJ Pro, Traktor Pro, and Rekordbox.

“With its ultra-responsive, touch-capacitive jog wheels, high-quality audio I/O, and built-in time stretching and key matching, Prime 4 has everything you need to bring your mixes to the club.”

This hybrid — more than a controller yet not quite a professional setup — surely has its perks. But can Denon compete with the industry standard, Pioneer? Surely, the Prime 4 will give the XDJ-RX2 a run for its money, especially considering both pieces of equipment are set to the exact same price point.

The Prime 4 DJ setup is expected to go on sale in March 2019. More info here.

Denon DJ Prime 4 – Standalone DJ System

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Denon DJ Introduces Prime 4 Standalone DJ System To Compete with Pioneer

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REPORT: Woman Live Streams Herself Being Raped On Dance Floor of Popular EDM Club

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 14:49

Opera Nightclub in Atlanta is under scrutiny after a woman allegedly live streamed herself being raped on the dance floor of the club and no one came to her aid. The incident happened Saturday, January 19, as New Orleans rapper August Alsina was performing.

The woman, who has made the videos public, has been identified as Jasmine Eiland. She was live streaming on her Facebook throughout the night, according to public posts, during which time she was approached by a stranger. The man asked if she was alone, to which she replied that she was. The man walked off screen and later returned with a drink for Eiland — judging by her behavior on stream the rest of the night, it’s believed the drink had been drugged. No toxicology report has been issued to confirm this suspicion.

Multiple separate live streams were posted throughout the night, including one of the alleged rape, which has since been deleted and handed over to police as evidence.

According to Ravers Choice, which viewed the video before it was removed, “She can be seen on the dance floor, with her breasts out, and the same man that had retrieved a drink for her is penetrating her from behind while she is screaming out ‘Help me, please god, someone do something’ with tears streaming down her face.”

Opera Nightclub posted the following statement earlier today.

This is not the first time that Opera has been in the news in recent months. Late last year, Opera staff was accused of extorting patrons who’d already paid for tickets to a show, demanding upwards of $100 on top of what they’d already paid for a ticket to get in. Opera Atlanta Director of Marketing Alexandra Trawick reached out to EDM.com to explain that the offending staff had been dealt with, and that the behavior did not “reflect their principles.”

The fact that no security or staff was able to view an alleged rape in progress, or were otherwise pre-occupied or unable to help, is no good, either.

We’ll be keeping a close eye on this situation as more information becomes available.

 

Photo via Chucky Foto

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: REPORT: Woman Live Streams Herself Being Raped On Dance Floor of Popular EDM Club

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Restaurant Owner Who Lost Over $100k To Fyre Festival Launches GoFundMe

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 13:06

Well, there’s at least one happy ending that came out of Fyre Festival

If you watched the recent documentaries, the one on Netflix in particular, then you’ll remember Bahamian caterer Maryann Rolle. She was the woman feeding the entire Fyre crew and the excess of their island’s population as festival goers rolled in. Day and night, she and her staff worked tirelessly on keeping people fed.

As the Fyre documentary reveals, her job was a thankless one. On top of it all, she spent her personal savings, paying workers out of her own pocket. Maryann and her crew, like many others on the island, didn’t receive pay from festival organizers. Her real-life account of the Fyre experience is truly heartbreaking

“I pushed myself to the limits catering no less than a 1,000 meals per day,” Maryann explains. “Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all prepared and delivered by Exuma Point to Coco Plum Beach, and Roker’s Point where the main events were scheduled to take place.”

Thanks to viewers watching the Netflix documentary from home, she now past her $123,000 goal, currently at $135,000. GoFundMe confirms, this is a verified fundraiser.

GoFundMe To Support Maryann Rolle

This is the verified GoFundMe to support Maryann Rolle—the Bahamian restaurant owner who lost over $100k in the #FyreFest documentary featured on @Netflix. https://t.co/9qqFymTPuQ

— GoFundMe (@gofundme) January 19, 2019

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Restaurant Owner Who Lost Over $100k To Fyre Festival Launches GoFundMe

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Ja Rule Sounds Off About Fyre Docs: “I Have Receipts”

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 18:51

If you haven’t seen the Fyre Festival documentaries on Hulu and Netflix, you definitely should get caught up. Either way, Ja Rule is weighing in on the whole ordeal from his perspective. That’s really all the entertainment you need.

The rapper is speaking out, criticizing the bias of both documentaries and explaining his side of how it all went down. Ja Rule swears he would “never scam” or “fraud” anyone. “What sense does that make???”

His counterpart and the true mastermind behind Fyre, Billy McFarland is currently serving out a six year sentence in prison on multiple accounts of fraud. “Hulu PAID BILLY!!!” Ja adds.

“That money should have went to the ppl in the Bahamas… Netflix PAID fuck Jerry who also did all the promo for the festival… the docs clearly have Billy at fault but let’s blame the rapper lmao ok…”

Near the end of Netflix’s Fyre documentary, Ja Rule is heard talking to Fyre employees following the disaster festival. They question the lies and the deception that knowingly went on during production process. “That’s not fraud,” Ja Rule says with confidence. That’s more like “false advertising” in his eyes.

Anyways, Ja Rule still stands by his idea for a visionary music event. Fyre was meant to be a festival like no other.

Most importantly, he has receipts.

Ja Rule Talks Fyre Festival Documentaries

I love how ppl watch a doc and think they have all the answers… ????????‍♂️

— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) January 20, 2019

I had an amazing vision to create a festival like NO OTHER!!! I would NEVER SCAM or FRAUD anyone what sense does that make???

— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) January 20, 2019

And you still don’t know shit… https://t.co/W2F3VdankQ

— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) January 20, 2019

@Hulu PAID BILLY!!! That money should have went to the ppl in the Bahamas… @netflix PAID fuck Jerry who also did all the promo for the festival… ???? the docs clearly have Billy at fault but let’s blame the rapper lmao ok…

— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) January 20, 2019

I have receipts!!!

— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) January 20, 2019

Y’all need Jesus… ????????????

— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) January 20, 2019

Haha nice try homie you ain’t getting the goods over Twitter… but I will tell my truth real soon… AND I HAVE RECEIPTS!!! https://t.co/O03JD3VQOl

— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) January 20, 2019

???????????????????? https://t.co/1g7sAH2gxu

— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) January 20, 2019

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Ja Rule Sounds Off About Fyre Docs: “I Have Receipts”

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Dillon Francis Shares His Theme Song For New Lego Movie ft. T-Pain & It’s Catchy AF

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 17:40

Dillon Francis‘ produced work will soon be heard on the big screen, but it’s not what you’d expect. It’s far, far, more catchy than any of his songs to date.

In the teaser below, his new song made especially for the The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is revealed. Dillon Francis, T-Pain, and That Girl Lay Lay collaborate for what’s debatably the catchiest song of all time. It has the kind of appeal of “Let It Go,” the overwhelmingly popular and overplayed song from Frozen.

“This is fucking awesome,” Dillon shares on Twitter. “I got to make the lead song for the new Lego Movie.”

He gives fair warning, “So if it gets stuck inside ur head and you want to punch me in the face I’m sorry.” But, we gotta admit — it’s catchy af. Borderline annoying even. The kind of song that you’ll either love, or love to hate. But, catchy.

Seriously though, nobody would be able to pull off a theme song like this the way Dillon Francis has done. Play at your own risk — because this will be stuck in your head for a while.

Dillon Francis – “Catchy Song” featuring T-Pain and That Girl Lay Lay

This is fucking awesome I got to make the lead song for the new Lego Movie w @TPAIN & @ThatGirlLayLay2 … so if it gets stuck inside ur head and you want to punch me in the face I’m sorry (you gotta admit tho it’s catchy af) pic.twitter.com/U5EyxkFDaL

— Dillon Francis (@DillonFrancis) January 18, 2019

 

Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Dillon Francis Shares His Theme Song For New Lego Movie ft. T-Pain & It’s Catchy AF

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Ugh, Jauz Just Lost All Of The New Music He’s Been Working On

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 15:42

Jauz wowed us with his 23-track concept album The Wise and the WickedHis debut was all-encompassing in terms of his sound, artistic direction, and experimentation. With such a huge release under his belt, fans were excited to hear more — but we have some bad news and some good news about that.

First, the bad news. Jauz might have to say goodbye to all of the new stuff he had written throughout 2018. It sounds like some sort of computer issue has caused him to lose his everything he was working on. According to a tweet straight from the source, his most recent material is gone.

Now, for the good news. This means a fresh start for the producer. Of course, it’s not an easy thing as an artist to lose everything you’ve been working toward, especially over a technical problem. Honestly though, producers only get better with time. Hopefully this new start gives Jauz a new perspective on his music.

He leaves us with a bit of advice — “Back up your computers kids.”

So sorry to hear this, Jauz — but we know you’ll still deliver.

Well, might have to say goodbye to all the music I’ve written from 2018 to now (that hasn’t come out yet)…. so much good stuff in the dirt. Back up ur computers kids. Time for a fresh start I guess

— JAUZ (@Jauzofficial) January 19, 2019

:'( that’s why my best friend’s name is WD Easystore 4 TB External HDD – WDBKUZ0040BBK – USB 3.0

— TUCKER (@JERICHO) January 19, 2019

 

Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Ugh, Jauz Just Lost All Of The New Music He’s Been Working On

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Ultra Music Festival’s RESISTANCE Island To Feature 3 Stages Including Carl Cox MegaStructure

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 14:39

Ultra Music Festival is undergoing some major changes for 2019 and RESISTANCE is getting a huge upgrade.

Festival creators are introducing a “brand new immersive 3-day experience” on RESISTANCE island. Yeah, the concept gets its own island. The new location allows for three total RESISTANCE stages and no shortage of amazing headliners.

“3 STAGES, 3 DAYS of the Carl Cox MegaStructure, and much more…” Ultra shares in a post.

Ultra Miami also announced the RESISTANCE lineup earlier this week. Adam Beyer b2b Cirez D, Black Coffee, Charlotte de Witte, Maceo Plex, Richie Hawtin, Sasha | John Digweed, and Testpilot are among the headliners. The support acts are just as noteworthy. Plus, there’s a b2b Carl Cox set that has yet to be revealed, so even more surprises await.

Ultra Miami takes place March 29 – 31, 2019 at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park & Miami Marine Stadium. Tickets on sale now at UltraMusicFestival.com.

RESISTANCE Island – Ultra Miami 2019

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RESISTANCE Miami 2019 Teaser

Explore RESISTANCE Island, coming to Miami's Ultra Music Festival this March!3 STAGES3 DAYS of the Carl Cox MegaStructureand much more…

Posted by Resistance on Thursday, January 17, 2019

 

Photo via Philippe Wuyts Photography

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REPORT: Mark Zuckerberg Trying To Get Teens Back On Facebook with ‘LOL’ Meme Hub

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 23:06

Mark Zuckerberg will stop at nothing until every individual is on Facebook — or so it seems.

According to multiple reports, he’s looking into ways to reel the teens back into his flagship social media platform. They’ve become distracted — even engulfed — in newer, hotter apps like Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok. He’s simply not having that.

Sources close to Facebook say Zuckerberg has spent months building what’s being called LOL. The specialty feed is expected to focus on meme-like shares, funny videos and other short, GIF-like clips. Categories are to include “Animals,” “Fails,” “Pranks” and a dedicated “For You” feed.

TechCrunch has the scoop on LOL. Apparently 100 high school students have already been using LOL. Of course, they signed non-disclosure agreements and had their parents sign for them.

Speaking to TechCrunch, an inside source calls the new LOL “cringey,” in that it feels like an attempt for Facebook to be cool and hip with the kids. Well, that’s exactly what it’s trying to do, so that makes perfect sense.

We’ll have wait and see if LOL actually rolls out to its Facebook users.

 

Source: TechCrunch

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: REPORT: Mark Zuckerberg Trying To Get Teens Back On Facebook with ‘LOL’ Meme Hub

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1788-L Teases Something Happening In NYC

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 18:38

In the world of entertainment, suspense is one of a creative’s greatest weapons. Withholding information and letting an audience member or fan squirm with anticipation before finally unleashing the big reveal makes it that much sweeter. Such is the case with teaser announcements from DJs, including this one from 1788-L.

No caption. No other information other than just “NYC.”

Surely we’ll be getting some other information soon, but until then, who knows what this could be for. Follow 1788-L so you can know as soon as details emerge.

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A post shared by 1788-L (@1788_l) on Jan 19, 2019 at 9:12am PST

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: 1788-L Teases Something Happening In NYC

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Spotify Introduces Car View to Make Listening while Driving Easier (& Safer)

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 17:06

Spotify just made it easier (and safer) to stream music while driving.

The new feature referred to as “Car View” is an updated version of the “Now Playing” screen — bigger buttons, larger text, and far less distractions. Spotify’s Car View only shares track title and artist — no album art — so it’s easier and quicker to read at a glance.

According to TechCrunch, some users have had the option for weeks. However, as of now, the feature should be rolling out to all Android users. It will also be available for iOS users at some point, but the timeline is unclear.

“You or another car passenger can opt out temporarily (until you next connect to a car) directly from the car view by clicking the three dots menu,” Spotify explains in a statement. “You can also opt out of the feature permanently from within your Spotify settings.”

Drive safe.

 

Source: TechCrunch | More info: Spotify

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Spotify Introduces Car View to Make Listening while Driving Easier (& Safer)

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Panorama Festival Not Returning in 2019

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 15:13

Panorama, Goldenvoice’s east coast answer to Coachella, will not take place in 2019.

After debuting in 2016 Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, and LCD Soundsystem, promoters AEG and Goldenvoice have decided to take a break in 2019, citing issues with the venue.

“While we have enjoyed our time on Randall’s Island and its great facilities, we feel that we have achieved all that we can at this site,” AEG sent out in a statement.

AEG originally attempted to host the festival at Flushing Meadows in Queens, but ran into issues with another New York festival, Governors Ball, regarding its timing. Eventually, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio and NYC Parks had to get involved, and, writes Billboard, “negotiated a compromise between the two sides, moving Panorama to Randalls Island and pushing the festival back into July, seven weeks after Governors Ball.”

Read the full statement from AEG below.

Panorama will be taking a hiatus in 2019 while we continue discussions with NYC Parks to bring the festival to Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, where it was originally envisioned.

We had a fantastic experience with Paul Simon this past September at Flushing Meadows and look forward to returning in the future.

We were disappointed in NYC Parks denial of our permit application despite the long term benefits this event would deliver to the community and the park.

While we have enjoyed our time on Randall’s Island and its great facilities, we feel that we have achieved all that we can at this site. We look forward to continued conversations with City Parks to explore making the Flushing Meadows site a reality. Until then, we thank the fans and artists who supported the event for the last 3 years of fantastic performances.

 

Photo via aLIVE Coverage for Panorama

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Panorama Festival Not Returning in 2019

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WATCH: Skrillex Weighs In On the R. Kelly Situation

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 13:16

Skrillex is weighing in on the whole R. Kelly ordeal. Not because he’s invested in the situation, of course, but because TMZ hit him up to get his thoughts.

A quick rundown of what’s happening — R. Kelly has parted ways with Sony Music and RCA Records in what’s being called a “mutual agreement.” He has been dropped from the label. His releases will be shelved indefinitely. Really, it’s almost like his music will cease to exist.

This comes in the wake of the Surviving R. Kelly documentary, which shares real-life accounts of his alleged sexual, mental, and physical abuse against young women. The disgraced artist has gone years without these claims affecting him, but with the introduction of the new docu-series, that seems to be changing.

Back to Skrillex — he doesn’t necessarily think wiping all the R. Kelly music off the planet will be that easy. Hip hop legend Jay-Z is refusing to take down his compilation release with R. Kelly, and Skrillex believes he has a right.

Although Skrillex doesn’t get down to R. Kelly anymore, he says he still hears his songs played in the club.

Skrillex Speaks On R.Kelly & Jay-Z Music



 

Source: TMZ | Photo via Jas Davis

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: WATCH: Skrillex Weighs In On the R. Kelly Situation

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Above & Beyond Release New Anthem “Flying By Candlelight” Out Now

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 19:25

One of many highlights from Above & Beyond‘s iconic ABGT300 set, “Flying By Candlelight” ft. Marty Longstaff, just released.

“Flying By Candlelight” is a massive production with rave-worthy synths, lingering vocals, and a progressive soundscape that lead into an entrancing realm only A&B could create. It finishes off with a drop so amazing, it will burn in your mind long after you’ve heard it.

Not only do we get the original version, but Above & Beyond are spoiling us with the official club mix and extended club mix all in one sweep. So, there are three ways to experience the brand new single.

“‘Flying By Candlelight’ is a love song about a saviour who rescues our protagonist from a dark, lonely place, taking him through a spectacular night sky,” A&B share. “A bit like The Snowman by Raymond Briggs, but a bit longer lasting!”

This new single is just the beginning. Above & Beyond just revealed they have, “Plenty of new music incoming over the next few months.” Get ready.

Above & Beyond – Flying By Candlelight



 

Photo via Rukes.com

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Sofi Tukker & ZHU Drop Smooth New Collaboration “Mi Rumba” [LISTEN]

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 19:23

After canceling the remaining dates on his tour, ZHU is putting his focus on making new music. This new collaboration with Sofi Tukker is the first we’re hearing from him since that announcement.

Grammy-nominated duo Sofi Tukker and ZHU prove to be a perfect match, finding balance with both of their signature styles for “Mi Rumba.” Cool and collected with just the right amount of dance, the single is an easy listen and showcases the talent of both artists in an effortless way.

“I’m sorry to say Dune Tour pt 2 will be canceled,” ZHU previously wrote to fans. “It is time for me to make new music. Music that will inspire me and those around me. Music that I can play come festival season.”

ZHU produced one of our favorite albums of 2018 and his sound becomes more defined with every release. We can’t wait to hear the rest of the new music he’s working on.

As for “Mi Rumba,” expect to hear this soon on a festival stage near you!

Sofi Tukker x ZHU – Mi Rumba



 

Photo via Joe Vitalari @vtlmedia

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Sofi Tukker & ZHU Drop Smooth New Collaboration “Mi Rumba” [LISTEN]

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Delta Heavy & Zeds Dead Drop Heavy New Banger, “Lift You Up”

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 19:22

Last year I went to Red Rocks for the first time to see Zeds Dead at Deadrocks V — two nights of Zeds Dead had my heart full of bass and happiness, including hearing two massive IDs that I needed in my life. The first of those was the collaboration with Snails and Akylla, “Magnets.” The second was this Delta Heavy collaboration, “Lift You Up,” out today.

It’s not unheard of, but it is rare, to hear Zeds Dead do drum & bass. But honestly, after hearing them team up with Delta Heavy, it’s hard to imagine a more perfect marriage of sounds.

Normally, we’d expect a dubstep drop first, followed by an uptempo drum & bass bridge or something to that effect. NOPE. This one starts out full tilt and hits you with that 174 right from the very beginning, and I’m all about it. Of course, there is a dubstep bridge, but it’s still fantastic.

“We’ve been big fans of ZD for a number of years,” said Delta Heavy, “so when the guys hit us up about working on some music together we jumped at the opportunity. The record came together pretty quickly, the essence of it being this catchy little vocal sample and the uplifting synth riff. We’re really pleased with how it’s turned out and the reaction to it when we all play it live has been incredible, there’s a real buzz around it online. To us it really sums up where we are at musically right now. ‘Lift You Up’ is a real melting pot of styles that – like us – straddles the Atlantic, fusing the traditionally energetic UK DnB sound with a bit of the more dubsteppy halftime stuff that’s big in the US right now.”

Zeds Dead continued, “This is one of our favorite songs that we’ve put out in the last couple years. It’s been really fun to play it in our sets and sort of have it as a cool unreleased track but now it’s time to let the people have it. In electronic music we always would like when an artist would have some unreleased music that you had to go to their shows to hear but you wanted it. Even though it’s only got a few lyrics to us this is a song about the human spirit and it’s amazing ability to triumph over adversity.”

This one is already on repeat for us today! Check out “Lift You Up” from Zeds Dead and Delta Heavy below, out now on Deadbeats and RAM Records.



 

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