CRAY’s relationship with Kayzo in 2018 was the talk of the town. Their couple name, Crayzo, was uttered by almost any fan close enough to be in their presence, and then, just like that, it was over. The breakup didn’t come with any fanfare or big explanation, no blog covered it, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been dwelling on CRAY’s mind ever since.
In her new single, she lets us know “idontwannatalkaboutlove” in her own way, a dark-pop visual experience filled with blood and chains that also features CRAY’s vocals for the first time.
The single is a message to a select group of CRAY fans as much as it is an affirmation. She sings, “Everything I do is for me / nothing I got was for free,” and she aims to continue that same energy in her sets the rest of the year.
CRAY will host three special showcases in October. “I’ve been waiting for this moment to announce this since I first started making music. It will be me, a guitar, a piano and 2 band mates. No CDJs, just me and some instruments. These are gonna be really intimate shows. Seasons change and so do I.”
See dates below.
CRAY ON TOUR:
8/23 – 45 East – Portland, OR
10/16 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
10/19 – Metarama Gaming & Music Fest – Las Vegas, NV
10/23 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
10/25 – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience – New Orleans, LA
10/26 – Daybreak Festival – Byars, OK
11/9 – DUSK Music Festival – Tucson, AZ
* bold denotes special showcase performance
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: CRAY Opens Up In Emotional New Song “idontwannatalkaboutlove”
Plenty of artists have had their followers to Photoshop them in precarious situations, whether requested or not. Dillon Francis has done it, it’s been done to Afrojack, and Snails too, and now Skrillex slyly asked for it… and the results are nothing short of amazing.
You Could add so much crazy to this green screen pic.twitter.com/LsPum0xHGb
— Skrillex (@Skrillex) August 20, 2019
Skrillex posted the photo in prep for the release of the music video for his Ty Dolla $ign and TroyBoi collab, “Malokera,” out today. Check out some of our favorite edits below!
— madara (@s4tnn) August 20, 2019
— Johnny B. Hoode (@johnnybhoode) August 20, 2019
— DARKST4R (@DARKST4Rmusic) August 20, 2019
The boys pic.twitter.com/Rq6dFOprd4
— PINEAPPL (@PINEAPPLGLOBAL) August 20, 2019
— Alain (@Alaindig) August 20, 2019
— David 3-0-3-3-0 (@RhinoDavid) August 20, 2019
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Skrillex Posts Photo In Front Of Green Screen & Of Course The Internet Went Wild With It
Both artists have collaborated with others far outside their usual realm. For Zhu’s part, collaborations with Tame Impala, Majid Jordan, Skrillex, and NERO have put him on a whole new echelon of artists. On the other hand, NGHTMRE has worked with Slander, Flux Pavilion, Wiz Khalifa, Shaq and Lil Jon, and even remixed an Ekali and Zhu collab once upon a time.
“Man’s First Inhibition” marks the first time that the two have worked together directly, and while the combo seems a little out of place, you’ll be wondering why they didn’t do it sooner once you finally get to hear it.
Stay tuned to hear the full release in a few days!
New New https://t.co/D5N7y6bs04
— ZHU (@ZHUmusic) August 19, 2019
Photo via Rukes.com
If you love electronic dance music, it stands to reason that you probably also like dancing. As it turns our, you’re likely doing more than spreading good vibes when you shake your behind. Studies are trying to determine if dancing, in particular, can improve your cognitive health and even potentially prevent dementia.
Many studies have already proven that exercise in general can improve health, both physical and cognitive. At Albert Einstein College of Medicine, seniors are practicing dancing as a part of research trying to figure if dancing can be used as a medium to prevent dementia.
The idea behind the hypothesis is that dancing combines physical activity and socialization. As a control, another group of adults comes twice a week to walk on the treadmill for ninety minutes.
Ms. Helena Blumen, an assistant professor of medicine as well as neurology at Albert Einstein said, “Our hypothesis is that social ballroom dancing, in particular, will be more efficient than treadmill exercise.”
The study is ongoing and has not shown any results as of yet, but further research will continue and try make any determinations. At the very least, dancing is never a bad thing to do! Unless you live in Bomont…
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Studies Try To Discover If Dancing Can Prevent Dementia
With a sinister introduction fueled by the maniacal creative prowess of these promising producers, Monochrome is a perfect example of fresh new music. This one is futuristic in its own way, while still paying ode to the classic dubstep style that got most of the culture united under one musical community. This one will be played out internationally by producers all over the world. That is factual.
The tune lifts off with a dark, yet ascending chord progression accompanied by an evil melody. Before long, those foundational dubstep kicks begin to tear through paralleled by your anxious heartbeat. As the tension rises in alignment with your body temperature, the drop bursts through like a welcomed brain aneurism. This is big.
As we countdown the final days of summer, this is a breath of fresh reminder that the energetic cloud of music that levitates above our daily lives is still very much alive and well.
You can purchase this monstrous release here: bssrush.co/Monochrome
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Definitive & Point.Blank – Monochrome [Bassrush Records]
Axwell Hints At Swedish House Mafia US Stadium Tour
Swedish House Mafia are currently in the midst of their massive reunion tour after taking a long hiatus from 2013-2018. They reunited at Ultra Music Festival in Miami in 2018, but that has been their only US show thus far. With Creamfields this weekend, only Lollapalooza Berlin and the F1 Signapore Grand Prix remain before the end of all announced dates.
A US tour has always been de facto assumed, if only because “why not,” but we’re only just now getting our first hint at an impending slew of dates. On an Instagram post from Axwell thanking Austria for their love after their show at Frequency Festival this past weekend, one fan commented, asking when they’re coming back do America, ending it, “Do a stadium tour brothas!”
Axwell simply responded, “yes!”
While this is by no means a complete admission of a US tour coming, soon or otherwise, Axwell could have just as easily ignored the comment or said otherwise. Social media at the level of artists as big as SHM is far more deliberate than most might think, so this definitely has some real world implications coming!
Stay locked on Your EDM for more news about any Swedish House Mafia US tour if/when it drops.
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Axwell Hints At Swedish House Mafia US Stadium Tour
We’re less than a month away from the 25th edition of Nocturnal Wonderland. This year’s event promises to be a special one, not just because of the special anniversary (Nocturnal is the longest-running rave in North America), but, also because this will be the final edition of the festival to take place at Glen Helen Regional Park. With three stages of music, including one hosted stage, fans of all genres can find something to get pumped about. We’ve got the full lineup breakdown.
The mainstage is Wolves’ Den and it features some veterans of the festival circuit. Deorro, Jauz, Alan Walker and k?d are some of the names that will grace the stage on Saturday night. It gets even crazier on Sunday night with DJ Snake sure to close out the mainstage. Dr. Fresch, Chris Lorenzo, Joyryde and Malaa will round out the Wolves’ Den lineup on Sunday.
Bassheads rejoice, the Labyrinth stage will be hosted by Zeds Dead’s own Deadbeats Records on Saturday and a Bassrush takeover on Sunday. Saturday will feature a special Champagne Drip b2b Zeke Beats, as well as sets from Ganja White Knight, Lick, Subtronics, and of course Zeds Dead closing out the stage. Zomboy closing out the stage on Sunday night seems like a sure bet. Black Tiger Sex Machine and Bleep Bloop are also well worth the price of admission. There’s also Eprom, G Jones, and Ed Rush & Optical. There’s a lot of people who might not leave that stage all day.
Sunken Garden will be home to house and techno. Sage Armstrong will be there Saturday night, Sacha Robotti, Camelphat and Solardo will headline the stage on Sunday.
Tickets are still available here, get ready to rave under the full moon September 14-15 at Glen Helen Regional Park in Southern California. Check out the Official Nocturnal Wonderland 2019 Mega-Mix as well.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Nocturnal Wonderland 2019 Lineup and Mega-Mix Out Now
Ibiza is a popular party destination in the summer for ravers, but also a popular stop along cruise routes. Unfortunately, those cruises seem to have caused a huge problem in the area and could have contributed to an E. Coli outbreak in the water caused by “high levels of human excrement.”
The outbreak occurred on the northwest side of the island, away from clubs like Ushuaia and Hi. It’s said to be the result of passing boats.
The local council of Sant Josep sent out a bulletin saying: “Important point: As a result of an episode of biological contamination, we had to close the Calò d’en Serral beach. It will reopen as soon as the tests confirm that normality has been restored.”
A spokesman for the council added: “The last tests of the Ministry of Health of the Balearic Government detected the presence of a faecal bacterium, Escherichia coli (E. coli), above the authorised limits.”
According to Mixmag, swimmers are ignoring the warnings and continuing to swim in the water, despite multiple signs being posted. Samples will be taken every two days until the water content returns to normal. Until then, everyone is recommended to avoid contact with the water.
A music festival made its way to Iraq over the weekend — the first of its kind in the city of Baghdad.
An article titled “Beats replace bombs” from The Jakarta Post sets the scene. The headline may be grim, but it’s true — for a country plagued so many years by warfare, this night was truly special. Not only did this celebration shine light and positivity on the community, it signified potential change for the entire nation moving forward.
Baghdad Summer Festival took place at the People’s Hall in the Iraqi capital on August 16. The party kicked off at noon with a classic car show and lasted all day. Complete with a dance hall, the Friday night party instilled a vibe that Baghdad had not experienced in decades.
Later in the evening, a DJ took the stage as 1,000 revelers experienced a rave-style event like no other. Many of which were enjoying a live, electronic show for the first time ever.
Iraq is known to be very conservative and women are often times expected to cover up. Though there were reportedly only a few females present at Baghdad Summer Festival, they felt free to express themselves.
One woman, 19-year-old Layan, wore a “leather black top and full makeup.”
She told the press, “I love this type of music. I hear a lot of people say that we’re influenced by the West. Fine, there’s no difference to me — the important thing is I don’t have to listen to this music at home in secret anymore.”
Hopefully this is the first of many music festivals across the country of Iraq.
Source: The Jakarta Post
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: First of Its Kind Summer Music Festival Takes Place In Baghdad
Gear up Skrillex fans! 12th Planet celebrated the One-Year Anniversary of his Swamplex Radio show on Insomniac Radio this past weekend with a 2 hour mix and interviews with SVDDEN DEATH and Skrillex.
The interview with Skrill was a quick 5-minute recording of a phone call between the two of them, but it revealed some great news for fans.Comment from discussion 12th Planet is interviewing Skrillex tonight at 10pm EST on Insomniac Radio.
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Skrillex Teases Story-Driven Releases & Bangers In New Interview with 12th Planet
Lil Nas X made history this year with his track “Old Town Road.” Love it or love to hate it, the song became the longest-running No. 1 back in July after 17 weeks at the top. It was still king up until today, but Billie Eilish has officially dethroned the single with her own massive hit, “Bad Guy.”
Billboard Hot 100: #1(+1) bad guy, @billieeilish [20 weeks]. *new peak*
— chart data (@chartdata) August 19, 2019
With this, Billie becomes the first artist born in the 2000s to top the iconic Billboard Hot 100 chart. Upon her album’s release, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? landed her the same bragging rights for the Billboard 200 chart, with her No. 1 debut.
“Bad Guy” was unleashed as the fifth single at the same time as the album’s release — March 29, 2019. It took a few months for Billie to catch up with Lil Nas X, but she did it.
Lil Nas X isn’t salty by any means. In fact, he took to social media to congratulate Billie on the well deserved success.
congratulations to billie eilish!! u deserve this!!
— nope (@LilNasX) August 19, 2019
We extend Billie the same congratulations! Watch the music video for “Bad Guy” below to celebrate.Billie Eilish – Bad Guy
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Billie Eilish “Bad Guy” Dethrones Lil Nas X “Old Town Road,” Taking No. 1 Spot
Last month, Rezz teased a nondescript “2 hr BBC radio mix” on Twitter. Anyone who’s been paying attention to electronic music for the last decade or so knew what this meant — an Essential Mix. Now, the time has come!
Rezz has announced her two-hour BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix debut, out Saturday, August 24th. The mix arrives ahead of a massive fall headlining tour including LA’s Greek Theater, Red Rocks, and more.
Only so many artists are invited to deliver an Essential Mix each year, and Rezz finds herself in good company this year with Cassius, Andy C, Alesso, Lee Burridge, and more.
Her Essential Mix will be available for 30 days after broadcasting via the BBC Sounds app and online, but someone is sure to upload an unofficial mix to Mixcloud soon after. Stay tuned!
REZZ BEYOND THE SENSES 2019 TOUR
8/23/19 – Nürburg, Germany – New Horizons Festival
8/24/19 – Daresbury, England – Creamfields
8/25/19 – London, UK – South West Four
9/1/19 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
9/20/19 – Atlanta, GA – Imagine Music Festival
9/22/19 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks SOLD OUT
9/27/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Great Saltair *
9/28/19 – Las Vegas, NV – Thomas and Mack Center *
10/11/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre *
10/12/19 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic *
10/17/19 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium *
10/18/19 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met *
10/26/19 – Houston, TX – Freaky Deaky
10/27/19 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo
10/31/19 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory *
11/1/19 – Chicago, IL – Aragon *
11/8/19 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple *
11/15/19 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre *
11/20/19 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion *
11/22/19 – El Paso, TX – El Paso County Coliseum *
* w/ Peekaboo & BlackGummy
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Rezz Announces BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix Out August 24
It just recently came out that NFL football pro Ezekiel Elliott will not face charges for an altercation that happened at EDC Las Vegas earlier this year. However, newly obtained documents reveal more to the story. In a shocking twist, Elliott says the security guard attempted to extort him for $500,000.
Following the incident, Elliott says 19-year-old Kyle Johnson and his father, Kelly Johnson, hit him up with a long list of demands. There were “at least 14” things Elliott was directed to do in order to keep the security guard quiet, including $500,000 in cash.
According to TMZ Sports, these demands included a direct apology from Elliott, a press conference between the football star and security guard, and $25,000 to the junior college football team Johnson was associated with. Not only that — they reportedly asked for signed jerseys from Zeke, Amari Cooper and Dak Prescott.
Johnson did not want to press charges immediately following the EDC altercation. When his demands weren’t met, however, he filed a police report. As reported days ago, there’s not enough here to charge Elliott.
Perhaps the whole extortion thing has something to do with that.
“I had no intention to push and/or harm or intimidate Kyle Johnson,” Elliott said during court.
“After Kyle Johnson fell and I was finished speaking with the officers nearby, I immediately apologized to Kyle and he indicated to me that he was not hurt.”
Source: TMZ Sports | Screenshot via TMZ
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: REPORT: Ezekiel Elliott Says EDC Security Guard Tried To Extort Him for $500,000 & Signed Jerseys
UK duo STÖÖKI SOUND have made the most out of the last seven years, working with some of the best and brightest in rap, grime, and EDM. However, the time for the duo of Jelacee and Lukey has come to an end.
The duo announced early this morning that they would officially be splitting and working on their individual projects.
“The time has now come where we feel like we have to write our own individual chapters in life and continue down separate paths to greatness. We […] anxiously await what’s next to come filled with excitement.”
STÖÖKI SOUND had their first major release in 2013 with their EP Gold Trap on Trapdoor Records, and had their big break in 2015 on their collaboration with TroyBoi, “W2L.” They eventually signed with Dim Mak, where they would release most of their music from 2016-2018.
Your EDM wishes both artists the best in their future endeavors!View this post on Instagram
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Photo via Jennica Mae Photography
Skrillex’s seminal song “Rock N Roll (Will Take You To The Mountain)” ends with a sample from a random man saying, “They’re not artists because nobody can play the guitar!” Little did this little minded man know, many electronic musicians can play instruments, some of them are even classically trained. But, we can’t really fault him for thinking that way since so many DJs back in 2012 didn’t get the opportunity to strut their stuff.
Nowadays, fans are a bit more open and willing to follow a favorite artist to the ends of the Earth… or “Neptune,” in this case. Lucii dropped her psych-bass anthem “Neptune” earlier this year, and now follows it up with an acoustic rendition that is sure to blow you away.
“I’ve started many of my tracks sitting in my bedroom strumming an acoustic guitar and singing. I’ve been writing songs that way since I was 12, but have always been shy and never wanted to let anyone hear that raw side of my music. I randomly got some inspiration and posted a video on Instagram of me playing ’Neptune’ on my guitar. I received overwhelmingly positive response by being honest and open and taking a risk.”
Armed with just a guitar and her voice, Lucii presents a wildly different side to “Neptune” than what you would typically hear at a festival or in a club. Feelings of loneliness and despair led her to create the song in the first place, but the drop in the original erases a lot of that subtext. When you hear only a strained voice and acoustic guitar, it’s so much more prevalent, and tragically beautiful.
Listen to Lucii’s acoustic rendition of “Neptune” below.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: [Premiere] Lucii Delivers Emotive Acoustic Rendition of Psych-bass Anthem “Neptune”
Swedish House Mafia have earned their fair share of praise and criticism for their big reunion tour. Cancelled shows, expensive merch, and what has seemed like just a cash grab have all but earned them a lot of condemnation from fans. However, those seeing them at Creamfields this coming weekend have a huge treat in store.
The festival shared some big news about the forthcoming Swedish House Mafia set on social media — they’re doing a full stage takeover. Normally when an act does a stage takeover, it’s something like Netsky & Friends or a label showcase. Not the case here. No, they’re taking over the stage because apparently their production is so big that it will require a full day to install.
This is the first we’ve ever heard of an act needing a stage for a full day to install their production, no matter how big it is. We have to wonder just what they’ll be bringing to the massive UK festival this weekend.
See the official announcement below.View this post on Instagram
This weekend we make history with @swedishhousemafia The boys are bringing their biggest show to date… a full stage takeover on Sunday. The production is so big that it will require a full day to install. As a result they will be playing an exclusive extended set from 21:15
A post shared by Creamfields (@creamfieldsofficial) on Aug 19, 2019 at 4:51am PDT
Image by Hannes Soderlund
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Swedish House Mafia Production At Creamfields So Big Will Take Full Day To Install