“Griztronics” is pretty much the greatest thing since sliced bread and it’s only gaining popularity.
Just recently, the bass heavy collaboration between GRiZ and Subtronics took over TikTok as the top trending song. The number 1 song on the number 1 downloaded app means “Griztronics” was and still is being heard by hundreds of millions of new ears.
The hilarious thing here is that the song has been associated with a foodie hashtag — #tastesdifferent. Just like, “Ooh, this shit be hittin’ different,” the viral videos revolve around food that be tasting different. TikTok has a tendency to be random like that.
Originally a music app, TikTok is known for breaking songs into the mainstream. The prime example is Lil Nas X’s smash hit “Old Town Road.” Being that “Griztronics” is already well established in the EDM scene, perhaps TikTok can take the track even further.
i’m sorry did that say 259 million ??? https://t.co/ywQmemrBoB
— WOOKED ON CYCLOPS INVASION (@Subtronics) October 21, 2019
The little dubstep track that could.
Griztronics #1 trending on Tiktok pic.twitter.com/h5TWpBFwHF
— harry bagels (@HarryEatsBagels) October 19, 2019
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: “Griztronics” Hit #1 On TikTok, But Under Really Weird Circumstances
Headhunterz was recently voted top hard dance act by DJ Mag‘s Top 100 DJs poll — but this will be the last time he carries the torch.
The DJ/producer just announced he’s dropping out of the competition after coming in at number 29 for 2019. In what he describes as a decision from the heart, Headhunterz believes this is the best move for himself personally and also what makes sense for his career.
Headhunterz states in the video below:
I feel that I live in a scene that we all built from the ground up together. We all deserve credit for that. Not even only the artists, but also the crowd. It’s a small scene where we all need each other.
Also, for me personally, I feel the need to take that weight off my shoulders — to have the feeling that I have to hold up this position as the number one hard dance act — it doesn’t feel right anymore.
Moving forward, Headhunterz hopes to put the focus on himself, growing his label, and helping other artists along. To him, being named top hard dance act seven times is enough.
Grab tickets to see Headhunterz on tour here.Headhunterz Quits DJ Mag Top 100
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: 7-Time Top Hard Dance Act Headhunterz Quits DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Contest
Spotify loves to find ways to entice new subscribers and keep its current ones happy. The latest scheme is giving away free Google home minis, and it’s really easy to get one! But, there are some caveats.
First, you have to know that this is the Google home mini, not the newer Nest mini. The difference is the Nest has better sound quality and a headphone jack. Second, if you received a Google home mini through a similar promotion last year, sorry, you’re ineligible for this one. No double dipping!
But now that’s out of the way, you can make your way toward getting your own.
The Spotify landing page should already direct you for the majority of the process, but you have to have a Premium Individual or Family plan to claim your mini. Thankfully, it also works if you sign up for an account right now.
Once you log in, you’ll do the normal Terms & Conditions stuff, and then you’ll get an email with a link to the Google home mini page. The discount code will already be applied, so just enter your preferred color and shipping information, and you’re set!
Offer ends 11/15/19, or while supplies last. Codes expire 12/31/19.
H/T Business Insider | Photo via Gizmodo
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: How to get free Google home mini for Spotify subscribers
Any genre runs the risk of getting stale after long enough, even bass house. But Ephwurd and DM2 have proven with their new song, “Activate,” that there’s still plenty of life left in the genre yet.
Ephwurd is a known variable in the world of bass house, but DM2 is relatively new to the genre, having only put out two tracks before now at all. Yet, the combination of these two is absolutely undeniable — “Activate” is wild fun and also presents a new side to bass house I haven’t seen before.
Starting with a sort of ’80s funk beat on the toms, it switches to the prototypical build/rise before bringing the same new-style drums to the drop. Coupled with the noisy bass synth and chopped vocals, it’s an infectious beat that anyone should fine easy to bounce around to. The two go further by adding some deeper bass elements in the second drop, as well.
Check out “Activate” from Ephwurd & DM2 below!
Tracks from the upcoming Program 100 Sampler are beginning to leak from the label to tease the first part of the release, out this Friday, October 25. The first part of the sampler will feature lots of remixes and VIPs and new exclusive tracks whose numbers are two big to name. Your EDM has the exclusive premiere of Calyx & Teebee’s fiery remix of “House of Cards” by Legion & Logam.
The original “House of Cards” featuring Adam Wright is a steppy, melodic and dreamy track with Legion & Logam’s characteristic flare for balancing the emotive and the danceable. There is a bit of a dark ambient current running through the track, however, so when Calyx & Teebee got a hold of the stems it seems they took that bit and ran with it, adding some glitchy synths and changing up the snare sequence.
The cool thing with the new remix is that despite the dark/techy feel being ramped up, or perhaps because of it, the soulful vocals by Adam Wright are actually highlighted and mix in with the track in a totally different way. The Calyx & Teebee remix is both deeper and more minimal, techier and still soulful as compared to the original, showcasing both their own mastery of the remix and Legion & Logam’s stellar stems.
The first part of the Program 100 Sampler will be out on Friday, 10/25 and
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Calyx & Teebee Put a Dark Spin on Legion & Logam’s ‘House of Cards’ [ProgRAM]
It’s crazy how social media can bring people together — and for the most random reasons. Even the unlikely pairing of Zedd and PewDiePie have bonded over getting banned in China.
The controversial YouTube star known as PewDiePie took to Twitter to vent his frustrations about getting banned in China due to a bizarre copyright situation. That was explained in his new video upload here.
Zedd recently went through a similar situation as well — you know, getting banned from China. All because he liked a South Park tweet.
Zedd soon hit PewDiePie back, welcoming him to the club. PewDiePie also referenced Zedd in this video. We’re not saying they’re best friends or anything — but the internet is weird.
See the exchange below.
Welcome to the club :/
— Zedd (@Zedd) October 20, 2019
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Zedd & PewDiePie Bond Over Getting Banned In China
Gettoblaster are back at it with another dancefloor heater, “Booty Work” featuring DJ Dagwood.
Before we even get into it, the track’s title really tells it like it is. Fat basslines, crisp shakers and a nonstop, bouncing groove — it’s all in there, signature of Gettoblaster’s own signature style. Less is always more with these guys, with emphasis on thick, quality sound.
“Booty Work” hits with that same swagger heard in their huge summer smash “Get Dat” with DJ Funk. We simply can’t get enough of Gettoblaster’s classic jacking of house and techno, expertly demonstrated here.
To be on the dancefloor when this is playing — and not move — would be a straight up crime.
Listen and link up below!Gettoblaster – “Booty Work” ft. DJ Dagwood
Get it: https://fanlink.to/Booty_Work
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Make That “Booty Work” with Gettoblaster’s New Single ft. DJ Dagwood [LISTEN]
Another year around the sun, and Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites from Skrillex still remains one of dance music’s most cherished releases. We celebrate it again, as we did last year, but this year is a bit different — at least for Skrillex.
SMANS was really the first album that truly signaled a change in how the main stream viewed dance music. With the exception of Daft Punk and The Chemical Brothers, Skrillex was the first dance music artist in the EDM realm to win a Grammy for his work, and was certainly the catalyst for the Recording Academy to open up the category to more EDM artists. (Basement Jaxx also won a Grammy in 2005 for Kish Kash.)
Looking back now, nine years later, Skrillex has done more for the dance music community than we could ever really calculate. With plenty of (rumored) material still on the way, and a stellar 2019 fading into the rearview, we can still expect a lot more from Sonny moving forward.
Listen to Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites again below.
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Skrillex’s ‘Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites’ Was Released 9 Years Ago Today
DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list was revealed this past weekend, including a diverse range of producers including Peggy Gou, Black Coffee, Carl Cox, Charlotte De Witte, Alison Wonderland, KSHMR, Deorro, Carta, and more. While it’s great to see so many different names on the list this year, German DJ SKEE MASK, who is white, and has never been on the Top 100, has called out the publication for its “incredibly racist top 100 white djs shit.”
The response came after DJ Mag reported on a new EP from SKEE MASK coming out on the label Ilian Tape.
“please don’t mention my name anymore until you quit this incredibly racist top 100 white djs shit…,” he wrote, “even if some stupid people voted instead of your staff you can’t be serious about this!!!!”
yo @DJmag please don't mention my name anymore until you quit this incredibly racist top 100 white djs shit… even if some stupid people voted instead of your staff you can't be serious about this!!!! https://t.co/Opup2gkQGL
— SKEE MASK (@sk33mask) October 22, 2019
For reference, all of the DJs I mentioned in the first paragraph are either women or people of color. Not mentioned in the paragraph but still on the list are Carl Nunes, Diego Miranda, Alok, and Afrojack.
Calling a list racist that is governed by the votes people submit is seeing the problem but missing the target. Dance music, and indeed many areas of life, suffer from some degree of institutionalized racism. And it’s not wrong of SKEE MASK to want to improve things. But what can DJ Mag do? If they manually deny certain DJs placement on the list because of the color of their skin, isn’t that just as bad?
Photo via Planet Rose
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: German DJ Skee Mask Calls Out DJ Mag For “Incredibly Racist Top 100 White DJs Shit”
Tiësto just recently received a massive plaque from Universal Music Group for his achievement of 4.5 billion streams, but Martin Garrix just handily eclipsed that with his own plaque and major streaming record.
While the plaque is considerably smaller, Garrix was awarded it for 10 billion streams, and that’s in just the last three years! While he has yet to hit the coveted one billion streams (at least, solely on Spotify) on any one of his tracks, pretty much all of his hits have more than 100 million each.
His biggest tracks include “In The Name Of Love” (868 million), “Scared To Be Lonely” (733 million), and “There For You” (454 million).
Check out his plaque below that he got from Sony Music, along with the photo of his massive team who helps make it all possible.
— MARTIN GARRIX (@MartinGarrix) October 21, 2019
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Martin Garrix Receives Plaque For Reaching 10 Billion Streams In Last 3 Years
This past weekend, a rumor on Reddit began that Hardwell had donned a mask at ADE and performed as the mysterious Mr X at his friends Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano’s event on Friday. Though additional camera angles seemed to quash those rumors firmly, his manager, Anna Knaup, released a statement early this morning confirming it was not him.
“I would like to officially confirm that whilst Robbert did make an appearance at SJRM’s ADE party, he was not there to perform but merely there to support his friends’ event and to enjoy the night,” she wrote.
“However, we are very appreciative of the amazing love and interest shown by the fans, promoters and media writers around the rumour of what so many of you felt was his return to the DJ booth.”
She reiterated that if and when Hardwell decides to return to DJing, his fans will be the first to know. You can read her full statement below.
Photo via Rob Berry for Your EDM
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Hardwell’s Manager Responds To Reports That He Played An Anonymous Set At ADE