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Vine’s Successor Byte Arrives with Surprise Launch

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 15:10

Vine is back! Well, sort of. The platform’s successor byte just surprise launched overnight.

For years, Vine co-creator Dom Hofmann has been hard at work on the followup, which is now available on iOS and Android. The app was originally called V2 before he rebranded it as byte.

Longtime fans of Vine didn’t waste any time jumping on the app. However, it’s too early to tell if byte will stand a chance against TikTok, the reigning short video social network.

byte says in a statement:

today we’re bringing back 6-second looping videos and a new community for people who love them. it’s called byte and it’s both familiar and new. we hope it’ll resonate with people who feel something’s been missing.

Using byte is simple:

you know the drill: upload from your camera roll or use the byte camera to capture stuff. there are lots of ways to find new personalities and moments. explore what the community is watching and loving, view posts handpicked by our editors, or browse on your own.

With byte, creativity comes first:

very soon, we’ll introduce a pilot version of our partner program which we will use to pay creators. byte celebrates creativity and community, and compensating creators is one important way we can support both. stay tuned for more info.

Read more here and download the app here.

 

Source: The Verge

 

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Vine’s Successor Byte Arrives with Surprise Launch

Triple J Reveals Hottest 100 2019 & Flume Makes #2

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 13:56

Once agian, triple j has revealed its Hottest 100 Songs of 2019, as voted by listeners. Though the list is mainly curated by Australian listeners, fans down under have proven themselves impeccable tastemakers year after year and the list has carried considerable weight internationally, as well.

This year, Billie Eilish, 18, has broken two records to become the first woman and the youngest person to win the Triple J Hottest 100 with “bad guy.” In total, she had 5 songs on the countdown.

In the EDM realm, Flume took the highest spot just behind Billie at #2 for “Rushing Back” feat. Vera Blue. He snagged three spots on the countdown, including “Let You Know” feat. London Grammar and “Friends” feat. Reo Cragun.

You can see the full list below, and listen to the full playlist here.

THE HOTTEST 100 SONGS OF 2019

100: Dune Rats – No Plans
99: Cosmo’s Midnight – C.U.D.I. (Can You Dig It)
98: Baker Boy – Meditjin (feat. JessB)
97: San Cisco – Skin
96: Bring Me The Horizon – Ludens
95: Adrian Eagle – A.O.K.
94: Allday – Protection
93: Post Malone – Wow
92: Client Liaison – The Real Thing
91: Billie Eilish – all the good girls go to hell
90: Skegss – Here Comes Your Man (triple j Like A Version)
89: Sampa The Great – Final Form
88: Meduza x Becky Hill x Goodboys: Lose Control
87: Kanye West – Follow God
86: Slipknot – Unsainted
85: Lana Del Rey – Doin’ Time
84: DOPE LEMON – Hey You
83: Alex Lahey – Welcome To The Black Parade (triple j Like A Version)
82: Peking Duk & Jack River – Sugar
81: Flume – Let You Know (feat. London Grammar)
80: Spacey Jane – Good For You
79: Dean Lewis – Stay Awake
78: Thelma Plum – Not Angry Anymore
77: G Flip – I Am Not Afraid
76: Meg Mac – Something Tells Me
75: Golden Features x The Presets – Paradise
74: Hayden James and NAATIONS – Nowhere To Go
73: Cub Sport – Party Pill
72: Angie McMahon – Pasta
71: The Weeknd – Blinding Lights
70: E^ST – Talk Deep
69: Violent Soho – Vacation Forever
68: Illy – Then What
67: Billie Eilish – wish you were gay
66: G Flip – Stupid
65: Thelma Plum – Homecoming Queen
64: George Alice – Circles
63: Halsey – Nightmare
62: Bakar – Hell N Back
61: Holy Holy – Maybe You Know
60: Hockey Dad – I Missed Out
59: Mallrat x Basenji – Nobody’s Home
58: G Flip – Lover
57: Slowly Slowly – Jellyfish
56: J. Cole – Middle Child
55: Khalid – Talk
54: Ocean Alley – Stained Glass
53: FISHER – You Little Beauty
52: Tame Impala – Patience
51: BENEE – Evil Spider
50: Holy Holy – Teach Me about Dying
49: Ruel – Free Time
48: Ziggy Alberts – Intentions (22)
47: BROCKHAMPTON – SUGAR
46: Dean Lewis – 7 Minutes
45: Denzel Curry – RICKY
44: Baker Boy – Cool As Hell
43: Tame Impala – It Might Be Time
42: Juice WLRD – Robbery
41: Travis Scott – HIGHEST IN THE ROOM
40: Halsey – Graveyard
39: Catfish And The Bottlemen – Longshot
38: Ruel – Face To Face
37: Duke Dumont – Red Light Green Light
36: PNAU – Solid Gold (feat. Kira Divine, Marques Toliver)
35: Billie Eilish – bury a friend
34: Glass Animals – Tokyo Drifting (feat. Denzel Curry)
33: Dom Dolla – San Frandisco
32: Lime Cordiale – Money
31: Skegss – Save It For The Weekend
30: Flume – Friends (feat. Reo Cragun)
29: MEDUZA – Piece of Your Heart (feat. Goodboys)
28: Lizzo – Juice
27: Stormzy – Vossi Bop
26: Tones and I – Johnny Run Away
25: BENEE – Find An Island
24: Ocean Alley – Infinity
23: Tyler, The Creator – EARFQUAKE
22: Ruel – Painkiller
21: The Chats – Pub Feed
20: DMA’s – Silver
19: BENEE – Glitter
18: Tame Impala – Borderline
17: Lime Cordiale – I Touch Myself (triple J Like A Version)
16: Billie Eilish – everything i wanted
15: Tones and I – Never Seen The Rain
14: Purple Hat – Sofi Tukker
13: Lime Cordiale – Inappropriate Behaviour
12: FIDLAR – By Myself
11: Post Malone – Circles

10: Hilltop Hoods – Exit Sign (feat. Illy, Ecca Vandal)

9: Thelma Plum – Better In Blak

8: The Jungle Giants – Heavy Hearted

7: Lime Cordiale – Robbery

6: G Flip – Drink Too Much

5: Denzel Curry – Bulls On Parade

4: Tones and I – Dance Monkey

3: Mallrat – Charlie

2: Flume – Rushing Back feat. Vera Blue

1: Billie Eilish – bad guy

 

Photo: Matsu

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Triple J Reveals Hottest 100 2019 & Flume Makes #2

Who Is Love Regenerator?

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 12:58

This week, Calvin Harris launched his new project, Love Regenerator, with two heavily house- and techno-influenced singles, “Hypnagogic (I Can’t Wait)” and “CP-1.”

After major pop releases like Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 and “Giant” with Rag’n’Bone Man, the next logical question is: why create a new alias for this more underground type of sound? The answer comes from a new interview with BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, and it appears negative connotations around his Calvin Harris alias are the culprit.

Calvin Harris’ real name is Adam Wiles, and the stage name he’s donned for the past 12 years has developed its own identity beyond what he intended. Speaking about putting out the new singles, he said:

“I didn’t want to put it under my stage name that’s known. I started feeling almost negative connotations with that name. It’s not my name. My name is Adam. The fake name has been around for a long time and it’s served me well. It’s still around but there’s just a little bit of negativity from me creeping around that name. Let’s shepherd in a new little thing and see what happens with it.”

After the release of his 2014 album Motion, if you look back at Wiles’ discography, it’s clear that his intent with music shifted significantly from radio-friendly pop hits to passion projects, especially the collaborations on Funk Wav Bounces. (Though, the tracks on Funk Wav Bounces are exceedingly pop friendly, as well.)

He continued: “I am now solely in the business, and have been for the last four years, of making music to make me feel good in the hope that it makes other people feel as good, or even just a little bit as good and improves their day.”

In a quote that came with the press release for the new singles, he said: “I wanted to rediscover the way I originally began producing music 22 years ago before I ever thought about how it might be perceived by outside forces. Just pure fun and experimentation with what sounded good to me. The records are inspired by early rave, breaks, techno and house, the music I was obsessed with growing up. In fact, I’ve done everything I can to make them sound like they’ve come from a 1991 time capsule. Every synth and sound used is from that time period.”

From the sound of it, Wiles is going to be putting a lot of effort into Love Regenerator as 2020 goes on. Calvin Harris won’t be abandoned, but it’s clear he’s lost his original passion in that project.

Listen to “Hypnagogic (I Can’t Wait)” and “CP-1” below.



 

Photo: Mike Davies

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Who Is Love Regenerator?

Mija announces new album “Desert Trash,” shares first new song

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 21:10

Mija is getting ready to release her first full-length album in 2020 called Desert Trash and just released the project’s first single, “Desert Trash.”

For those unaware, Mija is also preparing to embark on her first live tour. The new single is impeccably positioned to lead fans into that mindset with delicate, instrumental touches and her own vocals. The song was written in El Paso, Texas and explores feelings of loneliness and isolation, backdropped in the stark setting of the desert.

Expect this album and live tour to challenge any pre-existing conceptions of what the Mija project is all about. Check out the official lyric video for “Desert Trash” below and keep scrolling for show dates and tickets.

Tour Tickets:
www.hi-mija.com

Mija Tour Dates:
2/27 – Saint Paul, MN – Turf Club
2/28 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
2/29 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter
3/4 – Toronto ON – Drake Underground
3/6 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
3/7 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
3/11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
3/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
3/13 – Washington DC – U Street Music Hall
3/14 – Charlotte, NC-  Neighborhood Theatre
3/15 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
3/18 – Austin, TX – TBD
3/20 – New Orleans, LA – Buku Festival
3/24 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
3/26 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
3/27 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
3/29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
4/1 – Las Vegas, NV – Bunkhouse
4/2 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre
4/3 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
4/16 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
4/18 – Portland, OR – The Doug Fir
6/25 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival

 

Photo via Quasar Media

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Mija announces new album “Desert Trash,” shares first new song

Defected Is Throwing An All-Day Rave At A Hospital Asylum

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 21:08

Ravers will party just about anywhere if the music’s good — and this summer, an all day rave is being thrown at a hospital asylum.

Defected marks the return of The Asylum, an all-day affair featuring some of their finest DJs. It goes down Saturday, June 27th in the unique and atmospheric courtyard of the Old Newsham Park Hospital in Liverpool. The gothic building was built in the 1800s and previously served as an orphanage and psychiatric hospital.

Topping the bill is the evocative stylings of Claptone, the masked legend returning to Liverpool for the first time since 2017. Joining him is one of the kings of the disco-house movement, Purple Disco Machine, an artist who has made a serious impression on the city in the past few years.

Also on the bill are Defected’s own first-lady Sam Divine, Roberto Surace, Ferreck Dawn and rising stars CDC and Dom Townsend.

The grounds are rumored to be haunted and the building is as eerie as it gets — but this is truly one of the most unique party locations in the country, if not the world.

More info and tickets here.

 

Source: Birmingham Mail | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Defected Is Throwing An All-Day Rave At A Hospital Asylum

The Glitch Mob Share Toned Down, House-Heavy Mix For SiriusXM With Unreleased Music

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 20:45

The Glitch Mob are celebrating the ten-year anniversary of their album Drink The Sea in 2020 with a fresh 36-date North American tour. They’re also dropping a bunch of new mixes online and on radio, including this little ditty for The Cookout on SiriusXM.

The nearly hour-long mix is full of more toned down, house-heavy vibes than you’ll get in a typical Glitch Mob set, though you can still hear TGM’s sound sort of bleeding through the others’ tracks.

Buried around halfway into the mix are actually two unreleased songs from the trio, “The Stance” and “Chemicals.” These have reportedly been played out on the Alchemy Tour with NGHTMRE + SLANDER and Seven Lions, but it’s hard to know if they had official track names before now.

Check out the mix below. Tickets for their DRINK THE SEA X tour are on sale now. Fans can purchase their tickets here.

Tracklist:
Eastghost – Terrified
Special Request – Cold Blooded
Djrum – Sex
Former – Tunnel Wizard
Jacques Greene – Let Go
The Glitch Mob – Bad Wings vs. La Roux – In For The Kill
Lapalux – Limb to Limb
Jacques Greene – Understand
Odesza – Falls (The Glitch Mob Remix)
The Glitch Mob – The Stance
The Glitch Mob – Chemicals
Aphex Twin – 1st 44
The Glitch Mob – Enter Formless (Machine Drum Remix)
Imanu – Dream Mentor
Slick Shoota – Hyperflexx
Misanthrop – Analog vs. The Glitch Mob – Drive It Like You Stole It
The Glitch Mob – Disintegrate Slowly
Camo & Krooked – Loa vs. The Glitch Mob – How Could This Be Wrong
Hezen & Imanu – Flower Veil
The Glitch Mob – Keep On Breathing
Monuman – Dead Skin
The Glitch Mob – Palace Of The Innocents

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: The Glitch Mob Share Toned Down, House-Heavy Mix For SiriusXM With Unreleased Music

Apple Says EU’s Proposed Universal Phone Charger Standard “Stifles Innovation”

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 18:47

The European Parliament is pushing for a universal phone charger standard — and Apple is simply not having it.

Apple, which thrives off making its own power cords, connectors, and chargers, obviously isn’t thrilled about the draft law that would streamline the way people charge their smartphone devices. The company does have some fair points though, as Apple argues the change would be costly and could even “stifle innovation.”

Sourcing a study from Copenhagen Economics, Apple claims it would cost approximately €1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) to adopt a universal charger system. The report also suggests the EU may create an environmental problem by making Apple devices with Lightning ports obsolete.

Apple says:

Apple stands for innovation and deeply cares about the customer experience. We believe regulation that forces conformity across the type of connector built into all smartphones stifles innovation rather than encouraging it, and would harm consumers in Europe and the economy as a whole.

What do you think — is a universal phone charger standard a good idea or not?

Read the full statement here.

 

Source: Engadget | Photo via Apple

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Apple Says EU’s Proposed Universal Phone Charger Standard “Stifles Innovation”

Watch Diplo Spin The Big Wheel On The Price Is Right

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 17:32

The Price Is Right spiced things up for music week with some very special guest appearances — and Diplo was one of the most recent contestants!

As it turns out, Diplo is actually host Drew Carey‘s favorite DJ, so he was super hyped to have him on the show. Diplo decided to return the favor by rocking a custom shirt that read in bold letters: DREW CAREY IS MY FAVORITE DJ. He completed festive the look with jeans and a cowboy hat.

Diplo spun the big wheel (and lost), shouted out his mom, dad, and chickens, and was an all around good sport.

HAIM, Anderson .Paak, Meghan Trainor, Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump also made guest appearances on the show.

Watch Diplo’s fifteen minutes of fame below and see more footage here.

Diplo On The Price Is Right

Fun Fact: @DrewFromTV is @diplo's favorite DJ. ???? Don't miss this star today on #PriceIsRight! ⭐ pic.twitter.com/1MRoQxAyZa

— The Price Is Right (@PriceIsRight) January 23, 2020

.@diplo vs. @DrewFromTV at the wheel. Who will win? ???? pic.twitter.com/EFU4aThLDd

— The Price Is Right (@PriceIsRight) January 23, 2020

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Watch Diplo Spin The Big Wheel On The Price Is Right

Ekali Drops Highly Anticipated Debut Album, “A World Away”

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 15:57

The day has finally arrived: Ekali’s debut album A World Away is out now. Named one of Your EDM’s most anticipated albums of 2020, the 12-track, 34-minute album is a listening experience that demands multiple listens.

Ekali has been teasing the A World Away album through a handful of singles: “Runaway” feat. Reo Cragun, “Back To You” feat. Kiiara, “Be Fine” (feat. Wafia) and finally his collab with Illenium, “Hard To Say Goodbye” feat. Chloe Angelides, leaving fans exhilarated for more.

Now, fans can listen to the full project which sets the tone from the very first few seconds of “Fairy Tale” with Elohim. With shimmering synths and a beautifully composed vocal section that reminds us of Purity Ring or M83, it builds anticipation naturally and organically. “Fairy Tale” is also the longest song on the album by nearly a full minute, and that’s likely no accident.

Ekali works diligently to create a very specific vibe on the album that is rarely ever navigated away from. Especially from the second track, “Runaway,” until the seventh track, “Power” with Nitti Gritti, the sound is soft and melodic with similar dynamics. It’s not hard to lay down on your bed with headphones on and not realize that you’ve somehow listened to five tracks in the blink of an eye.

By the time you reach “Power,” you’re in the latter half of the album. This is the one that jolts you from your reverie and makes you sit up and take stock of what is going on. The name of the track is precisely intentional, with thundering bass and wild synth stabs punctuating your eardrums.

After this, it’s mostly back to the dynamic of the first half, with whimsical melodies and soft vocals, courtesy of Kiiara, Wafia, and Chloe Angelides.

It’s not unreasonable to say that the album has its moments: the beginning, middlen, and end are undoubtedly its strongest elements and struggles to find its footing in between. Altogether, it’s a beautiful album with beautiful singles, but the lack of dynamics from one song to another for long stretches make it hard to define sincere, impactful moments apart from a few songs.

Without a doubt, this album will become a bastion of peace of and serenity for many fans, though others like myself might find the repeat value lacking.

In Ekali’s own words, “The core of the album centers around the idea of a moment of warmth when all else is desolate. I’m trying to capture the emotion of something special but only what’s left when it’s fleeting and/or leaving. A warm moment in a cold place and subsequent cycle of healing.”

Listen to A World Away below.

 

Photo credit: Jimmy Fontaine

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Ekali Drops Highly Anticipated Debut Album, “A World Away”

[Premiere] Ookay & LAXX Finally Drop Long Awaited Collab, “Pull Up The Drop”

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 15:04

Before Ookay started doing live shows, before Wow! Cool Album! was even conceived, the teamed up with LAXX for this absolutely banger of a trap anthem and now it’s finally seeing the light of day. After more than four years, “Pull Up The Drop” is out now via Thrive Music.

For those of you unfamiliar with the title of the song, just wait for the Flintstones running sound and memories should come flooding back to you. Even at just 140 seconds long, the track has enough juice to make a huge impact and make you throw those trap arms. There’s even enough time for a bridge.

This release is sure to make a ton of longtime fans super happy, and also attract some new ones. Check out “Pull Up The Drop” from Ookay & LAXX below, out now on Thrive Music!

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: [Premiere] Ookay & LAXX Finally Drop Long Awaited Collab, “Pull Up The Drop”

Doctor P drops “Smoke & Flames” on Circus Records + announces debut album “Animal Vegetable Mineral Pt. 2”

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 14:42

Doctor P is starting off 2020 with a HUGE bang, dropping his new single “Smoke & Flames” with Virus Syndicate, as well as revealing his new album and the follow up to one of 2012’s finest EPs, Animal Vegetable Mineral Pt. 2.

It’s hard to think of a track that Virus Syndicate doesn’t absolutely murder on the vox, and the same is true here. This is the first time the two artists have collaborated, amazingly, and it’s a perfect fit. With Doc P’s iconic style of dirty bass and the Syndicate’s unique vocal style, the match is made in heaven.

Better yet, it’s the first single of his forthcoming album. In 2012, Animal Mineral Vegetable Pt. 1 was unleashed onto the world giving fans four tracks which helped change the landscape of bass music. Now 8 years on, we are getting Part 2 as a full album, featuring the colossal singles released over the course of 2019, plus previously unreleased heaters. Keep it locked for “Smoke & Flames,” out now, and Animal Vegetable Mineral Pt. 2 album in March 2020.

Check out “Smoke & Flames” below!

 

Photo via Alex Varsa

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Doctor P drops “Smoke & Flames” on Circus Records + announces debut album “Animal Vegetable Mineral Pt. 2”

SAINT JHn – Roses (Imanbek Remix) [Official Video]

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 14:05

Out now and ready to view is the Imanbek remix of SAINT JHn‘s ‘Roses,’ which has been made into an official video. Coming a while after the reworking saw a release, it remains in the Top 10 on Shazam and peaked in the Top 50 on Spotify in a whopping 18 countries.

The dance visuals have been directed by Taisia Keeva and add a slick level to the track. With its thudding bassline and crisp rhythmicality echoed in the movement of the cast, ‘Roses’ is about to reach a whole new audience.

Check it out here.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: SAINT JHn – Roses (Imanbek Remix) [Official Video]

Kygo & Sandro Cavazza Release “Forever Yours” As Avicii Tribute

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 13:46

A demo played a few years ago by Avicii at Ultra Music Festival now has a final version, as Kygo and Sandro Cavazza team up to pay tribute to the late Swedish producer by releasing “Forever Yours (Avicii Tribute).”

The tribute was debuted at the Avicii tribute concert in Sweden last month, which fans were understandably ecstatic about. “Forever Yours” was thought to be a demo that would never see an official release, like so many of Avicii’s works in progress over the years. Fortunately, that is no longer the case.

“This version of Forever Yours is a tribute to Tim that me and Kygo have put together to honor what he has meant to both of us. He was Kygo’s biggest idol and his biggest inspiration and that’s what has made this tribute possible.” – Sandro Cavazza

As a tribute, “Forever Yours” sounds like the perfect mix of each artist’s style, with Avicii’s penchant for writing melodies, Sandro’s creativity, and Kygo’s ability to bring it all to life.

Sandro sent the song to Kygo after Avicii’s passing in 2018 to see if he would want to put together a version of “Forever Yours” as a tribute to Tim, to honor what he had meant for both of them

“When Sandro sent me that song, I felt like that was the closest I could get to collaborate with Tim.” – Kygo

All net proceeds from the track will go to the non-profit Tim Bergling Foundation. The single will be followed by a full length video titled “The Story Of Forever Yours.”

Listen below.

 

Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Kygo & Sandro Cavazza Release “Forever Yours” As Avicii Tribute

Your EDM Premiere and Q&A: Supreme Banana Puts out Supreme Hit – Get to Know Cami Petyn and ‘Static’ [Video]

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 13:16

Cami Petyn is a YouTuber who started her channel, tagged “Supreme Banana” as sort of a silly, fun thing; most of her videos were comedic in nature, about her being a vegan who didn’t take herself too seriously. She would try to “veganize” certain popular foods (using the hashtag #veganized) but fully admitted she was a “shit chef” and almost every attempt ended in some sort of disaster (RIP her parents’ kitchen).

The channel started to turn into sort of a vegan lifestyle brand as Cami started going to popular fast food chains to #veganize their menus, giving little tips and tricks for being vegan regarding beauty products and diet, and just being herself as a different kind of vegan: she was into metal music, wore all black most of the time and was definitely not a hippie.

It was through this “being herself” that viewers got to know Cami, as she was also extremely honest in her videos and quite a few of them addressed her issues with anxiety, being an introvert, healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms and even talking about an abusive relationship she had. Nothing was off-limits for Cami and she let her viewership into her life in a way so contrary to what most influencers tend to do that it resonated with her viewers and fans.

Now with almost half a million subs on YouTube, a merch brand and a self-published book of poetry called Silence, Cami is taking her #supremesquad on another journey with her into the world of music. Now living in Los Angeles, Cami mostly does vlog-style content on YouTube documenting her life and doing the odd vegan mukbang. Her viewers learned about a year ago that she decided, quite impulsively, to start taking voice lessons. From there she learned a few chords on the ukulele and eventually bought a guitar.

Cami hinted on her channel that she was working on a music project but it was mostly just part of her vlogs until recently, when she announced her first single “Static” would be coming out soon with a music video. Today is finally the release date and Your EDM was lucky enough to get an advance copy. The track is an interesting midpoint between jazz, blues and indie pop, with electronic elements that nudge it into the future bass realm. It’s well-balanced, vocally stunning and, like everything Cami does, genuine.

Your EDM got the chance to sit down with Cami as she’s getting ready to premiere “Static” on her channel to learn a little more about her perspective on her journey from funny, quirky YouTuber to serious musical artist putting out her first banger. Her answers are a study in overcoming self-doubt and the ability to push through it and become a true self-starter. Without further ado, here’s Cami’s Q&A and the debut of “Static” (video at the end of the interview).

Since you’re a pretty well-known YouTuber, a lot of people have seen your journey to becoming a musician and putting this single out as you’ve documented your journey so well but can you explain a bit how you came to work on music for those who don’t know?

Being musician/singer has been a dream of mine ever since I was a toddler but being an extremely anxious person who struggles a lot with self-doubt, I never chased that dream. When I was 22 I finally decided enough is enough and on a whim, I signed up for my first vocal lesson. Ever since that first lesson I’ve been madly in love with the art form. The way it allows me to express myself, the way it makes me feel, the process of creation, all of it. It’s now become the most important aspect in my life.

The style of your first track “Static” may be quite surprising to your fans as it sort of a jazzy electro-pop with hints of future bass. It’s also very well-produced. How did you choose that style for the track and what did the collaboration look like with your producer Ben Cohen?

Thank you, I appreciate that! I’m heavily inspired by jazz singers like Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughn and Amy Winehouse, so that has definitely influenced my jazzy vocal style. As for the electro-pop beat, that was all the work of my producer Ben Cohen, who I swear is a musical wizard. I came to him with the lyrics and melody of “Static,” told him I wanted it to be dark and jazzy and he managed to produce the perfect beat to go with it. We work really well together; he completely understands my vision and I’m super thankful for that.

Your vocals are also very polished on “Static” and a lot of listeners might be surprised that you started singing not very long ago. You documented that journey as well on YouTube and it’s clear the voice lessons you took paid off. How important would you say taking vocal coaching is for anyone wanting to get into singing?

Again, thank you so much! To me, vocal coaching was KEY. I knew absolutely nothing about singing and my incredible vocal coach, Violet Grae, is the reason I know everything today. Of course, everybody’s path is different, there’s singers that are crushing it and have never taken lessons but for me, it was essential.

Do you think you’ve arrived at your end vocal style or do you want to try other styles?

For my vocal style, I feel the most “at home” when singing in a more jazzy/blues style but, considering I’m still new to discovering my voice, I assume it will develop further as time progresses.

You’ve said about “Static” that it’s about one night wrestling with anxiety and you’ve been open about your struggles with mental health both on YouTube and in your book of Poetry, Silence. Writing and now music are obviously very healing for you but how do you hope to help others with the same struggles, especially other young artists?

Writing has always been such an intense form of catharsis for me, ever since I was a kid. I wrote “Static” in the midst of an anxiety attack one night and I didn’t even have the intention to write a song but rather just wanted to write to get my thoughts out. When I put pen to paper, out came the lyrics of “Static.” I ended up using the lyrics and turning into a full production so I can show others that they aren’t alone in their feelings of anxiety or self-doubt. We are all out here trying to figure out life. Nobody is alone. I hope my music will allow people to feel that.

You have your own YouTube, you self-published your book and now you’re independently putting out your first music single. As your fans know, it’s been a winding road to do all of that but do you find value in owning the process and your own brand, so to speak, by putting these things out on your own?

If I’m being honest, I’m a bit of a control freak (laughs) so having full control over something that is so important to me has been imperative. At the same time, it meant putting in a lot of work to learn everything on my own. It’s been a massive learning curve. Plus, everything I do is self-funded, which of course, has its own pros and cons. Ideally one day I’d like to sign with a label – their knowledge of the industry is incomparable – but I won’t do that until I find a label that I trust more than myself.

Are there any other new projects coming up for you that you can talk about? EP/LP?

All I can say is “Static” is, quite literally, just the beginning.

“Static” is out today and can be streamed on SoundCloud. Check out Cami’s YouTube channel and Instagram to see all her content and follow her continuing journey, wherever that may take her.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere and Q&A: Supreme Banana Puts out Supreme Hit – Get to Know Cami Petyn and ‘Static’ [Video]

Tomorrowland Drops Full 2020 Lineup

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 12:37

As promised, the complete Tomorrowland lineup has just dropped all at once with no phases or teases! There are six HUNDRED artists playing this year across both weekends!

Pretty much name a DJ, and there’s a significantly good chance they’re playing this year. Use “Find In Page” to easily locate below any DJ you’re curious about, and get ready for one (or two) of the best weekends of your life!

The Belgian & Worldwide Presale begin tomorrow, Saturday, January 25 on www.tomorrowland.com. General ticket sale begins February 1.

TOMORROWLAND LINEUP

1-100

&Me
2ManyDJs
3 Are Legend
A Local Hero
A-Trak
A.R.T.
Act of Rage
Adam Beyer
Adaro
ADIN
Adriatique
Afro Bros
Afrojack
Agents Of Time (live)
Ahl Iver
Airod
Airwave
Al Twisted & Rob Da Rythm
Albin Meyers
Alesso
Alle Farben
Alok
Alwys Late
Aly & Fila
Aly & Fila b2b Paul Thomas (UV set)
Amare
Ame
Âme b2b Rodhad
Amekmar
Amelie Lens
Andhim
Andrea Damante
Andrew Rayel
Andromedik
ANDY SVGE
Anfisa Letyago
Angemi
Angerfist
Anhatema
Animal Holocaust
Animato
AniMe
ANNA
ANOTR b2b Toman
Ariel Vromen
Armin van Buuren
Artbat
Astrix
Atmozfears
Audiotricz
Axel Haube
Axwell
Ayahuasca b2b ChaosX
B Jones
B-Front
B-Kay
Bakermat
Bart & Baker
Basement Jaxx
Bass Modulators
Bassjackers
Bassjackers vs Quintino
Basstripper
Basswell
Becky G
Becky Hill (live)
Bedouin
Belben & Arnaud Boatpeople
Ben Klock
Ben Nicky
Benny Benassi
Berg
Billx
Björn Grimm
Blaster
Blastoyz
BLVCKPRINT
Bonzai All Stars
Boris Brechja
Borokov Borokov
Bram Delux
Brian Cross
Brian Cross vs Jerry Davila & Pelos
Brohug
Brooks
Bruno Martini
Bryan Kearney
Bubba
Butch
Camelphat
Capoon
Carl Cox
Carlos Bayona
Caspar
Caspar & Don Cabron
Cat Dealers
Cellini
Cemode & Mr Grammy
Cham
Chica Gang

101-200

Chime x Franky Nuts x Oliverse
Chocolate Puma
Chris Lake
Chris Stussy b2b Prunk
CID
Cirez D
Claptone
Cloonee
Comrad & Yves V (& Friends)
Conro
Coone
COSMIC
Cosmic Gate
Crack-T
Crankdat
Curtis Alto
D-Block & S-Te-Fan
D-Nox & Beckers
D-Sturb
D-Wayne b2b Vito Mendez
D.O.D
Da Hool
Da Tweekaz
Daddy K
Danger Hardcore Team (DJ Set)
Daniel Busser
Danny Avila
Danny Howard
Dark-E
Dash Berlin
Dave Lambert
Dave Lambert & Tach Crémer
David Guetta
Dax J b2b Kobosil
De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig
De la Pena & Brossi
Delafino & Luna Fino
Delafino vs Gee
Demi Kanon
Dennis Cruz
Destructive Tendencies
Deterrent Man
Detest
Detlef
Deuxfwa
Devin Wild
Diego Miranda
Digital Punk
Dillon Francis
Dimatik
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Dimitri Wouters
Dino Lenny
Disco Dasco
Discobaar a Moeder
Dixon
DJ Allures & A-Tom-X
DJ Flash
DJ Ghost
DJ Isaac
DJ Jan
DJ Kat
DJ Licious
DJ MIMI
DJ Policy ft Burd & BeatFox
DJ Rino
DJ Seinfeld
DJ Tom & Saxy Mr S
DJ Ward
DL
Dom Dolla
Don Diablo
Donelly & Seelen
Dope D.O.D live
Dosschy
Double Pleasure
Double-U
Dr Phunk
DRIGAO & IAMGUNZ
DRS
Duck Sauce
Eats Everything
eDUB
EDX
Einmusik
Ekali
Emanuel Satie
Endymion
Enrico Sangiuliano
Eptic
Eric Prydz presents HOLOSPHERE
Estasia
Estiva
Evil Activities
Excision
Fabio Marcs
Faisal & Hakim
Farrago
Fast Distance
Fatima Hajji

201-300

Fedde Le Grand
Feder
Federico
Feest DJ Lucki Luc
Ferreck Dawn
Ferry Corsten
Ferry Tayle vs Dan Stone (Fable Set)
Fideles
Firaga
Fisher
Fjaak
Flava D
Footworxx Militant Crew
Four Tet
Fox Stevenson
Frank Mellemans
Franky Kloeck
Franky Rizardo
Fré
Frederico
Frequencerz
Funkhauser
Furax
Furyan
Fuzz
Gareth Emery
Gary Beck
Geuzz
Ghost Rider
Gian Varela
Gianluca Vacchi
Giuseppe Ottaviani – LIVE 3.0
GLXY
Goetia
Goldfox
Gonçalo
Goose
Gorgon City
Grant
Greg Dela
Greg Lamore vs Jay Lee Hudson
Greg S
Grum
GTA (Latin set)
Gunz For Hire
Habstrakt
Hangar Soundsystem
Hard Driver
Hatred
Hayden James dj
Headhunterz
Heckman
Helena Hauff
Henri PFR
Hermanos
Hernan Cattaneo
Herobust b2b Spag Heddy
Himperson
Hiraeth b2b Shire DnB
Holy Goof
Horse Meat Disco
Hosted by: Steve-D
Hot Dub Time Machine
Hugel
Human Rias
Hush
Hush Hefner
Icicle
Ida Engberg
Ilan Bluestone
Ilario Allicante
Iljac
Ilkay Sencan
Illenium
Infected Mushroom – Retro Live Set
J. Roots & Hakimm
Jackless & The Fox
James Marvel
Jamie Jones
Jan V
Jan Vervloet
Jan Wayne
Jasper Fioole
Jauz & NGHTMRE
Jax Jones
Jebroer
Jelle DK
Jeroen Meertens b2b Diatonik
Jeroen Visser
Jesse
JNXD
Johan Gielen b2b M.I.K.E. Push
John O’Callaghan
Jones & Stephenson
Joris Voorn
Joyhauser
Kapibara
Kas:st (live)
Keinemusik (&Me & Rampa & Adam Port)
KELTEK

301-400

Kenn Colt
Kevin de Vries
KEVIN KOFII
Key 4050
Kill The Noise
Kill The Noise b2b Feed Me
Kimman
Klangkuenstler
Klaps
Klaudia Gawlas
Klingande live
Kobosil
Kölsch
Konstantin Sibold
Koven
Køzløv
Krankenhaus Selektion
Krewella
Kris Kross Amsterdam
Kryder
Kungs
Kurt V
La Fleur
Lady S
Laidback Luke
Laurent Wery
Les Mecs Eclectics
Lethal MG
Lexx (on)
Lexx & Christian82
Liquid Soul
Locked Groove
Lost Frequencies
Lost Frequencies (live)
Lovra
Low Steppa
Luk
LunaKorpz
M-22
M&T
Maceo Plex
Macky Gee
Mad Maxx
Magnificence
Makasi
Mambo Brothers
Man Outta Space b2b Double U Jay
MANDY
Many Moore
Marcel Dettmann
Marco Bailey
Marco Carola
Mark with a K
Mark with a K & MC Chucky
Markus Schulz
MaRLo – Tech Energy
Marshmello
Martin Garrix
Martin Solveig
Masai & The Roots
Mathame
Mathy
MATTN
Maxim Lany
Maximo
MC Da Silva
Mc Lowqui
Mc Mota
MC Pyro
Meduza
Melvo Baptiste
Mh!mz
Michael Amani
Michael Bibi
Michael More
Milo Spykers
Mind Against
Mindmistake
MistaJam
Modestep
Monika Kruse b2b Bart Skills
Monta
Montell 2099
Morten
Mosoo
Mr E
Mr. Pig & Le Twins
Murda Beatz
Murdër b2b savagery
Murdock
Naethan
Neelix
Neophyte
Nervo
Nervo vs W&W
Netsky
Nick Bril
Nicki Sanchez
Nicky Jam
Nicky Romero

401-500

Nico Morano
Nicola Zucchi
Noisecontrollers
Nora en Pure
Nur Jaber
NWYR
Oguz
Oliver Heldens
Oliver Heldens vs Tchami
Olivier Giacomotto
One87
Oneted
Ophidian
Optimo
Outsiders
Pan-Pot
Paris Hilton
Partyshakerz
Pat B
Patrice Baumel
Paul Denton b2b Liam Wilson
Paul Elstak
Paul Kalbrenner
Pegassi vs Elenore
Pegboard Nerds b2b Tokyo Machine
Peter Luts
Pfirter
Philip Lake & Alec
Philippe El Sisi & Omar Sherif
Phill Da Cunha & Smith Davis
Phuture Noize
Pierre
Pixel Terror
Pola & Bryson
Pretty Pink
Psyko Punkz
PTTRN b2b Haissem
Purple Disco Machine
Q-dance presents 20 Years of Hardstyle
Que 9
Quintino
R3hab
Rachel Green
Radical Redemption
Rakesh aka Blackjack 9000
RAKKA
Ramon Tapia
Ran-D
Ranji
Raw District
Reality Test
Reaper
Recondite live
Red Axes
Redfield
Refuzion
Regal
Regard
Regi
Regi b2b Wolfpack
Retrospect
Revival
Reygel & Peri
Rezz
Richie Gee
Riggi & Piros
Riot
Riton
Robbie Rise
Robert Abigail
Robert Falcon
Robin Schulz
Rodg
Rodhad
Roma
Ronny Retro
Rotterdam Terror Corps
Ruben de Ronde
Ruben de Ronde & Rodg present TogethRR
Rudimental
Rusko
Ruthless
S.P.Y
Sakso
Sam Divine
Sam Feldt
Samyn
Sandro Silva b2b SaberZ
Sandy Warez
Santini ft Quatretemps (live)
Scooter
Sebastien Leger
Sefa
Sem Thomasson
Senses of Mind
Seth Hills
Severe
SHDDR
Shei b2b Mastachi .
Shimza

501-600

Simon Dunmore
Simon Patterson B2B John Askew
Skazi
Slushii
Snelle
Sol & Sura
Solardo
Solarstone
Somnia vs Synsun
Sonic Solutions
Soulcity
Sound Of Tomorrow winner
Sound Rush
Spencer Brown
Steam Team Crew
Stephan Bodzin
Steve Aoki
Steve James
Sub Zero Project
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Superstyling (Ravenous & Skyve)
SVDDEN DEATH
Sven Väth
Swift
Tale Of Us
Tchami
Team DAMP
Technimatic
Tha Playah
Thang
The Bobmeister
The Darkraver
The Knightriders
The Magician
The Noble Six
The Opposites
The Prophet
The Satan
The Shapeshifters
The Subs
The Thrillseekers b2b Factor B
Thierry Wonderwarth
Thim
Tiësto
Tijana T
Timmerman
Timmy Trumpet
Tom & Collins
Tom Cosyns
Toman
Track-Thor
Trikk
Tweekacore
Two Pauz
Unclesand
UNEAK
Unicorn on K
Used
Vandal
Vato Gonzalez
Victor Ruiz
Villain
Vincenzo Firenzo
Vini Vici
Vinny
Vintage Culture
Vishcale
Visionobi
Volunt Barbati
Vynx
W&W
Wade
Wanton
Ward vs Da Rick
Warface
What u on about crew
Whipped Cream
Whiteno1se
WhoMadeWho
Wildstylez
Wilkinson
Will Sparks
Winterclubbing Allstars
Wndrlst
Wolfgang Sucks
Wolfpack
Wout
X-Ian & Joeri
Yamo
Yannick Thiry
Yellow Claw
Young Marco
Yves Deruyter
Yves V
Zany
Zatox
Zeen & Myer
Zfilio & Tim G
Zonderling
Zyce

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Tomorrowland Drops Full 2020 Lineup

David Guetta’s Iconic Collab with Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso Just Turned 11

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 22:47

One of David Guetta‘s greatest, feel-good creations “Everytime We Touch” just turned 11.

When a collaborative effort comes together like this one did, there’s no wonder its impact has stretched beyond a decade. Swedish House Mafia members Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso also played major roles writing/producing the song featuring Chris Willis.

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“Everytime We Touch” released as the sixth and final single off Guetta’s third studio album Pop Life on January 16, 2009. The song made charts in several countries, and more importantly, burned up dance floors everywhere upon its release. Still to this day, this vibe is one that cannot be replicated.

The single “Baby When The Light” off the same recored was also co-produced by Angello.

Celebrate by putting this one on repeat!

David Guetta & Chris Willis – Everytime We Touch (with Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso)

 

Photo via Rukes.com

 

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: David Guetta’s Iconic Collab with Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso Just Turned 11

Diplo & BTS Will Join Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus On Stage At GRAMMYs

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 21:38

One of Ken Ehrlich’s last legacies will be his “Grammy Moments” — the major collaborative moments on stage between artists. Ehrlich has been either a Grammys producer or executive producer for 40 years but is stepping down after this year’s event.

During the televised event, there will be a tribute performance of “I Sing the Body Electric” from the film and TV series Fame with current nominees Camila Cabello, Gary Clark Jr. and John Legend, as well as Debbie Allen, Joshua Bell, Common, Misty Copeland, Lang Lang, Cyndi Lauper, Ben Platt, and The War And Treaty. In addition, he’s also organized a major Moment surrounding Lil Nas X’s 19-week number-one hit “Old Town Road” with BTS, Diplo, Mason Ramsey and “surprise guests.”

“To bring high-caliber artists like [these] together on one stage fulfills a dream of mine,” said Ehrlich. “To be able to do this on the Grammy stage makes it unforgettable for me.”

This year’s Grammys air live this Sunday, January 26 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS.

 

via Billboard

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Diplo & BTS Will Join Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus On Stage At GRAMMYs

How To Get The “What EDM Genre Are You?” Instagram Filter

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 18:23

If you haven’t noticed, a new brand of filters has been invading Instagram. They let you know everything from what Pokemon you are, to what random inanimate object you most accurately personify. For lack of a better word, let’s call them shuffle filters.

The shuffle filters are (relatively) easy to create, and the possibilities for them are endless. Brands have been using them to promote new products, labels like Never Say Die have been creating them to share artists, and so many other options. Astralwerks chose a broader approach with their “What EDM Genre Are You?” filter.

How to get the filter

There are a couple of ways to get the filter on your own Instagram stories. One of the ways is to see a friend using the filter and tap the name of the filter on the top left (assuming they haven’t also added music to their story).

Another way is to go directly to the Astralwerks profile on Instagram, where you’ll see four icons below the highlights, as opposed to the usual two. On the third icon you’ll see a smiley face with two stars on the right side. Tapping this will take you to their (or anyone’s) filters — simply tap on the filter below and then “Try It” and you’re set!

Have fun!

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: How To Get The “What EDM Genre Are You?” Instagram Filter

Rezz Announces Two Nights Of Rezz Rocks In 2020

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 17:06

Rezz Rocks returns to the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado for the third year in 2020, this time expanding to two days for the first time!

Rezz will return to Red Rocks on September 3 & 4 in 2020. You can sign up now for first access to tickets at rezzrocks.com. Sign up now through January 29th at 9:30am MT using the links below. You’ll receive an alert 10 minutes before tickets go on sale. Due to the limited quantity of presale tickets, they will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

Lineups in the past have included Elohim, Peekaboo, TOKiMONSTA, Bleep Bloop, and more. With two days this year and Rezz bigger than ever, we can’t wait to see who she brings along for the ride!

REZZ ROCKS III … comin back for 2 DAYS this year.
Signup for first access tix: https://t.co/6VNtgk2iyW pic.twitter.com/9d0UvSiQBv

— RΞZZ (@OfficialRezz) January 23, 2020

 

Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Rezz Announces Two Nights Of Rezz Rocks In 2020

Calvin Harris Drops New EP “Love Regenerator 1”

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 15:31

A full day ahead of when he first said his new project Love Regenerator would drop, the new EP from Calvin Harris is officially here. The project contains four tracks, “Hypnagogic (I Can’t Wait)” and “CP-1” and edits of both.

First thing to note is that Love Regenerator will be a distinct alias for this more techno/house-influenced sound from Calvin, as the name is now registered as its own verified artist on Spotify. Second, this new sound is very techno/house-influenced as Calvin reveals his inner Chemical Brothers.

“Hypnagogic” is a serene and beautiful song with an incredible melody, lots of acid synths, and an addictive break beat. “CP-1” on the other hand is a harder techno song with pounding kicks and minimal synths, but still bringing in a bit of that acid sound.

This is miles and miles apart from his Funk Wav Bounces project, but more in line with his most recent single, his 2019 update of “I’m Not Alone” released last year.

You can listen to Love Regenerator 1 below.



 

Photo: Mike Davies

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Calvin Harris Drops New EP “Love Regenerator 1”

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