Tomorrowland has already revealed its massive list of stage hosts as of this week, and tomorrow the two-weekend Belgian festival will reveal its full lineup.
In the past, the festival has released its lineup in phases like any most other EDM festivals, but now it will drop everything in one fell swoop like Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and other major festivals.
We already know, at least, that Eric Prydz will be bringing his HOLOSPHERE to Tomorrowland once again. We can also surmise from the stage hosts that Armin van Buuren, Netsky, Robin Schulz, Maceo Plex, Aly & Fila, Noise Controllers, D-Block & S-Te-Fan, Carl Cox, and a few others are confirmed. Monstercat and Rampage stages are sure to bring plenty of heavy bass and variety to the festival, as well.
Stay tuned tomorrow at 12 CET/6 am EST/3 am PST for the full reveal!
— Tomorrowland (@tomorrowland) January 23, 2020
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Tomorrowland To Announce Full Lineup All At Once Tomorrow
An artist’s first release of the year is vitally important in setting the tone for the next 12 months. Whether an artist is known for bouncing between genres or is at the beginning of an album push, that first single is what says to fans: “Hey, keep your eyes glued here.”
With his first release of 2020, Jay Hardway is making a statement with the wildly energetic and bombastic electro banger, “Operation Unicorn.”
Everyone’s been saying it, but electro house is coming back this year and this should be a prime indicator that it’s true. With a fast-paced rhythm and electrifying synth work, Jay Hardway deftly keeps the tempo up and the groove flowing with this wild single.
Setting the tone for the new decade with his energy filled “Operation Unicorn,” Jay promises a year filled with sensational releases and a few surprises up his sleeve. Check it out below!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Jay Hardway – Operation Unicorn [SPINNIN’]
The psychedelic celebration of all things summertime in Texas better known as Camp Nowhere will return to Dallas and Austin on June 20 and 21 of 2020. Unfortunately, the Houston event will not be returning in 2020.
When asked, the promoter, Bobby Clay from C3 Presents said the following: “We tried up until the very last minute to return Camp Nowhere to Houston in 2020. Sadly, we just couldn’t find the right venue that would allow us to give everyone the experience that Camp Nowhere is known for providing. With that in mind we are going to go big in Dallas and Austin this year so we hope some Houstonians will make the journey to Dallas and Austin this year!”
The event will go down in Dallas at the Dos Equis Pavilion on June 20 and in Austin at the Germania Insurance Amphitheater on June 21. If last year is anything to go by, with headliners ODESZA, Zhu, and Gryffin, you can expect the lineup to be absolutely stacked for 2020.
Head to CampNowhereTexas.com and sign up to get early access to the lineup, Loyalty Presale and all things Camp Nowhere Texas 2020.
The Loyalty Presale begins January 28 at 12pm CST.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Camp Nowhere Is BACK! The Sold Out Festival Returns To Dallas + Austin
Coming straight off his massive, heavy collalboration with Black Tiger Sex Machine, “Time Travel,” blanke is back with a new remix in a completely different direction.
Taking on “I C Light” by Crooked Colours, blanke takes the beat-heavy original and strips it down to its bare elements. The breathy vocals are now held up with a more psychedelic, slow driving vibe with lots of distortion and a layer of bass. The fresh melody also helps to bring the remix into a completely new light.
“Crooked Colours are on fire at the moment and I’m so happy to have been asked to remix I C Light. I could hear how I wanted this to sound in my head, though it was something totally different to what I normally do. I’m almost certain it wasn’t what the band was looking for from me when they asked me to remix it, so when I found out they loved it, I was so stoked. Finally releasing something on the iconic Sweat It Out imprint is amazing, too! I loved making this.” – Blanke
blanke has made a point of not pigeon holing himself within any genre — even though he’s commonly referred to as a midtempo artist, his releases prove a much wider range of styles and influences. This remix, especially, will help to show that he has so much more to offer. Check out the blanke remix of “I C Light” from Crooked Colours below!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Crooked Colours – I C Light (Blanke Remix)
With Noisia announcing their split last last year to the almost audible disappointment of fans worldwide, the bass world happily can still look forward to the trio’s worldwide touring in 2020 and their promise to release any music they aleady had in progress. The first of these projects in 2020 will be the soundtrack to Armajet, a 90s real-time multiplayer twitch shooter game that’s getting a major reboot this year. Both the game and Noisia’s corresponding EP will release tomorrow, January 24 so bass music gamers should be doubly excited.
Two tracks have already been released from the Armajet soundtrack: a breakbeat-based main theme song with ravey synths called “Ascent” and a melodic and quite orchestral D&B track for game play called “Decloak.” Your EDM are lucky enough to premiere the third track, “Wallhack,” today in and exclusive full stream.
While it’s unclear whether “Wallhack” will accompany an actual wallhack patch in the game, this track seems like it was also made to go along with Armajet‘s gameplay. The track has a rolling beat structure and sort of minimal, traveling synths which have similar patterning to Noisia’s 2016 hit “Collider” but with less high-register melody, as it were. The melodies here are saved for the intro and breaks as well appearing as flourishes at the end of each bar. “Wallhack” is once again more on the breakbeat side of things and plays with ravey sounds, somewhat like “Ascent,” but of course being a gameplay track within the worlds of Amarjet, there’s more movement.
All three members of Noisia are known for developing gaming tracks and have also been interested in gaming throughout their careers both together and separately, especially Nik. “The music we made for it isn’t purely about Armajet itself…” he said in the description of the EP on Soundcloud. The EP is also about the group’s split, exploring 90s trance synths and the development of electronic music along with 3D visuals, especially the ones in video games.
It seems as though Noisia will still have a lot to say musically this year in their own music as a trio and individually, in their labels and on their tours. While it’s likely going to be a bit of a heart-rending year Noisia-wise, it’s also a new era and seems to be one where the energy and mass of the group will neither be created not destroyed; it will only change forms.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Noisia Begins Their Last Year With a Clever ‘Wallhack’ [Vision]
black a.m is one of those guys who has seen and experienced it all on tour. Touring with likes of NGHTMRE and many other a-list aritst and producers including MGK, he is now ready to take his turn in releasing his musical imprint to the world. With a wealth of knowledge on instrumentation and production, black a.m brings a completely new vision to the electronic world composing a juxtaposition of influences including hard rock / blues / southern rock to house / bass house are brought together with a 128 starting base. Enjoy his latest release entitled, ‘I Am’. A dark alluring soundscape with layered guitar rifts which builds to a driving bassline and punchy percussion. This is a definitely a club destined banger which is easy on the ears for any house head, enjoy!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Black a.m. Releases Highly Anticipated House Banger, ‘I Am’
It’s always a special feeling when production is able to take you to a place where you can vividly see and understand the soundscape, sound design and the ultimate vision of the producers behind it. Today, we have the great opportunity to share the latest release from the teaming up of two talented producers Naeleck and Hige Driver. Putting together a diverse track which really is built upon that signature gaming sound and synths to build a fun and unique drop. This one is definitely for anyone who enjoys gaming soundtracks and unique sound design, enjoy!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Naeleck and Hige Driver Team Up on Gaming Inspired Fun Track, ‘Virtual Gaming’
It is always a privilege to premiere a track which really oozes in originality and sets the level for the year ahead for all producers listening in. Today, we have such an opportunity to present to you guys the latest stormer of a release from TroyBoi with an equally matching epic music video. This track commences with pulsing synths building and building until we are hit a bass bouncing climax of pure genius production. This track is exactly what it says on the tin, enjoy ‘mmmm’. Definitely a track which deserves to stay on repeat.
Eric Prydz is bringing his HOLO show to Tomorrowland — and possibly Creamfields — in 2020!
In an exciting new announcement, Tomorrowland and Prydz unveil their upcoming collaboration, as the superstar DJ/producer makes his return to the festival over two weekends this summer. Unfortunately, his Holosphere only made it to one weekend last year, but we can see from the video below, they’re more than ready for round two (and three).
Creamfields also hints via retweet below that Prydz may be bringing his HOLO production out to play the following month. So far, Calvin Harris, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, Nina Kraviz, The Chainsmokers and more have been announced — and Prydz is a very real possibility.
Prydz’s HOLO show is easily the most iconic and recognizable production in dance music at the moment. With visuals that take on the wonders around us, from planet Earth into outer space, and a hand that can reach out and touch the crowd — there’s nothing quite like it.
See for yourself.Eric Prydz HOLO 2020
Looking forward to Tomorrowland 2020. pic.twitter.com/zzgi7BNjwe
— Tomorrowland (@tomorrowland) January 22, 2020
— Creamfields (@Creamfields) January 22, 2020
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Eric Prydz HOLO Confirmed for Tomorrowland 2020 & Possibly Creamfields
Calvin Harris is set to drop a pair of singles this Friday, “Hypnagogic (I Can’t Wait)” and “CP-1.” It seems he’s uploaded the first teaser to Instagram today, with a bouncy piano rhythm and a fantastic old-school vibe to the sound.
With just this 30-second clip, we’re already giggling with excitement for these singles to be released.
Also worth noting, Calvin’s caption says “tomorrow.” Friday releases go live three hours early on the west coast, at 9 PM PST on Thursday, so that might be what he’s referring to. Or, perhaps, we’re getting something a little early.
Wait until tomorrow to find out, and check out the clip below!View this post on Instagram
A post shared by Love Regenerator (@calvinharris) on Jan 22, 2020 at 8:27am PST
Photo: Mike Davies
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Calvin Harris Teases Music From Love Regenerator Project Out “Tomorrow”
Porter Robinson continuously breaks boundaries with his Virtual Self project — when it comes to music, obviously, and now though his new fashion line.
The multifaceted DJ/producer/creative has teamed up with the high fashion brand Chloma to bring his loyal following some high quality threads featuring original Virtual Self graphics. The line features black and white jacket designs, a hoodie, a high neck tee, and a skater skirt — all made in Japan.
The collaborative merchandise doesn’t come without a hefty price tag, however. The signature Chloma + Virtual Self Human-ERROR:Lament Black Unisex Anorak aka windbreaker costs $550. Each article of clothing works down in price from there. Plus, the Virtual Self: Utopia Archive (Art Book) priced at $49.99.
But it’s all going to a great cause, as Porter states on his socials…
All of my profits on the Chloma collaboration will go directly to the Robinson Malawi Fund, and will be used for direct patient care for pediatric and adolescent lymphoma in Malawi.
Due to the limited nature of these items, returns and exchanges are not accepted. All sales are final and limited to no more than one of each item, per order. Delivery is scheduled for the end of May.
For the ultimate Virtual Self fans — shop here.Chloma x Virtual Self
Chloma + VIRTUALSELF
— porter robinson (@porterrobinson) January 22, 2020
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Virtual Self Drops New Fashion Line with Japanese Brand Chloma for A Great Cause
Nearly two months since the death of Juice WRLD in Chicago, the Cook County medical examiner’s office has determined he died accidentally from an overdose of oxycodone and codeine, according to a preliminary report released today.
Juice suffered a seizure at Chicago’s Midway Airport after deboarding the plane which was searched by law enforcement. A bottle of codeine was reportedly found on the plane, along with 70 pounds of cannabis stuffed in suitcases, and three hand guns. No oxycodone was found on the plane, though his girlfriend told police at the scene that he had taken Percocet, a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen.
The initial autopsy was deemed inconclusive in the days following the rapper’s death, citing further need for cardiac pathology, neuropathology, toxicology and histology to be examined.
Reports the Chicago Tribune, “The medical examiner’s office did not release the full autopsy results or the toxicology report, saying they hadn’t been completed yet. The autopsy report could be made public as soon as Thursday.”
via Chicago Tribune | Photo by Mac Downey (@mac.downey)
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Juice WRLD Death Ruled Accidental Overdose From Oxycodone & Codeine
Viper’s full Acts of Mad Men Volume 2 is almost upon us, releasing this Friday, January 24. Like volume one, it’s a melange of artists and styles, including tracks from the likes of Blaine Stranger, Megnetude, IndideInfo & Mefjus, and Cyantific. Designed as a compilation series to encourage a broad spectrum of styles and subgenres to be displayed under one roof, this volume of Acts of Mad Men seems also to have encouraged its contributors to let loose and make what they truly love.
A major case in this point is today’s Your EDM premiere, a collab between Viper label head Futurebound and Kronology NTC called “Screwface.” It will surprise more than a few punters because the whole track doesn’t really sound like any one of the three artists, if pigeonholes are to be believed. That said, really listening to the track finds pieces of all of them.
“Screwface” was originally attributed as Futurebound vs. Kronology and NTC and while it flows well and is clearly a solid collab, in certain spaces one can hear that sort of push/pull of styles: melodic dancefloor and starburst snares versus grindy basss synth; experience and polish versus raw enthusiasm. It’s all there, expressing itself in a cohesive dancefloor banger. You can’t really argue with that, and chances are the artists didn’t either. If nothing else, it sounds like making “Screwface,” all parties involved had a lot of fun.
At the end of the day, it seems like fun is what the Acts of Mad Men series is all about: allowing artists to just go mad with their creativity and come up with new ways to have fun with rhythm and music. Volume two of the series, like volume one, is a great nod to the unifying factors in drum & bass rather than any differences, and hopefully bringing it into a new era of inclusiveness.
Acts of Mad Men volume 2 will drop on Viper Recordings on Friday, January 24. Click here to pre-save or pre-order on muliple platforms.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premeire: Futurebound, Kronology and NTC Make a ‘Screwface’ for the New Era [Viper]
Ultra Music Festival just revealed its phase 2 lineup, adding more than two dozen exciting acts to the lineup including headliners, live acts, and support.
New to the live acts are Madeon, whom we learned about yesterday, as well as Lazerface by Gareth Emery, Gryffin, and Sofi Tukker. New headliners include Kygo (also previously announced), KSHMR presents Dharma, Loco Dice, Malaa B2B DJ Snake, and Oliver Heldens.
There’s also plenty of new support acts who are sure to be exciting additions, including 1788-L, Boys Noize (Live), 4B B2B Say My Name, Krewella (Live), Eptic, Metrik, Brooks B2B Julian Jordan, Peekaboo, Snails B2B Kill The Noise, Subtronics, Whethan, Wavedash B2B Shadient, Whipped Cream, Tchami, and way, way more.
Psytrance duo Vini Vici will make their main stage debut following years of celebrated A State Of Trance performances, while Dash Berlin will make his first festival appearance since relaunching the moniker as a solo project last year. Hot on the heels of his Ultra Abu Dhabi debut, Nicky Romero will perform his progressive house magic at Ultra Miami, and after Sander Van Doorn debuted his Purple Haze alias at Ultra in 2017, his dark trance meets tough techno side project will once again take the festival stage.
Curated stages across the weekend will include A State Of Trance, Gud Vibrations, Resistance Megastructure, Revealed Recordings, and STMPD RCRDS.
See the full phase 2 lineup below, and get tickets here.
Photo via RUDGR for Ultra Music Festival
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Ultra Reveals Phase 2 Lineup With Madeon, Kygo, Malaa B2B DJ Snake, & More
Yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter published an interview with Hillary Clinton to promote her four-hour docuseries on Hulu, which will premiere in its entirety March 6, called simply Hillary. In it, the once presidential nominee criticized current presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, stating: “Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician.”
In response, frequent political commentator Zedd — who once said “If Donald Trump becomes president, I’ll move back to Germany” — spoke his piece: #ILikeBernie.
— Zedd (@Zedd) January 21, 2020
I really like yang as well.
It’s not so black and white in my opinion. Lots of candidates have good points, even some on the republican side here & there. We need to be more compassionate and understanding of other people’s perspectives and not always attack each other’s views
— Zedd (@Zedd) January 21, 2020
The Russian-born German producer/DJ has remained somewhat vocal, although mostly on the sidelines, about politics in general. He took the opportunity to elaborate on his initial tweet in response to another follower, supporting Andrew Yang as well.
“It’s not so black and white in my opinion,” he said. “Lots of candidates have good points, even some on the republican side here & there. We need to be more compassionate and understanding of other people’s perspectives and not always attack each other’s views.”
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Zedd Lines Up Behind Bernie Amidst Attacks From Hilary Clinton
Many of us regard Rüfüs Du Sol‘s 2018 album Solace as one of the best of the year, but when their work was nominated for a pair of GRAMMY Awards, the news came as quite a shock — at least to them.
Coming up this Sunday, Rüfüs Du Sol’s “Underwater” is up for Best Dance Recording, and Solace for Best Dance/Electronic Album. The group is in great company, representing dance/electronic categories alongside Skrillex, Flume, Tycho, The Chemical Brothers and more.
In a new interview with Variety, the band’s own Jon George opened up about what it was like receiving the nominations:
It was a complete surprise. Woke up to my phone buzzing hot with messages of support and congrats from friends. It was a pretty great way to start the day. Did not expect it.
And, when asked about returning to the studio where Solace was made, Jon spilled the beans on a live record:
Not to the same studio, no. We have a trip out to the Valley Of the Yuccas planned in April for a few weeks. We recorded a live album out there late last year. No one knows about that just yet, so I guess this is the exclusive on that. But, we loved it so much out there we thought that we need to come back on our next writing trip and set up here for a couple of weeks and really dig into some ideas.
Tune in for the 62nd GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, January 26, 2020 live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Also, see the full breakdown of dance/electronic nominees here.
Source: Variety | Photo via Coachella
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Rüfüs Du Sol Talk GRAMMY Nominations & Upcoming Live Album
A new game from popular streamer Dr. Kucho! will come out February 6 called “Ghosts’n DJs.” As you might correctly guess, Deadmau5 is a huge part of the game, donating three tracks as part of the in-game music.
The goal of the game, apparently, according to the trailer below, is to save dance music from “fake DJs” who have brain washed the public with their “silly” music. Enemies in the game include deadmau5 himself, as well as bosses: Paul E. Douchebag, Devil Goata, Steve Karaoki, Paris Sheraton, and Pete Bullshit.
Ghosts’n DJs releases on Steam for free on February 6, though Dr. Kucho! encourages anyone who downloads the title and enjoys it to donate for support. These donations will be directed towards Gamers Outreach and TheRockinR, charities whose work revolves around helping those with disabilities enjoy video games. Make sure to check out the trailer below for a glimpse of its side-scrolling platformer gameplay.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Deadmau5 And Dr. Kucho! Feature In Free Game Releasing This February
Producer/composer/singer-songwriter/session player Jon Brion has worked with everyone from Kanye West to Fiona Apple and Frank Ocean to Beyoncé — but when he was asked to finish up Mac Miller‘s album Circles, he embarked on a brilliant yet delicate musical journey like no other.
When the two met prior to Miller’s unexpected passing, he was focused on writing and recording material for two albums that would become Swimming and Circles — with the full concept being Swimming In Circles.
Brion jumped in with his expertise toward the end of the Swimming sessions and together they found a flow in the studio. The plan was that Miller would head out on tour, return, and then they were to finish up Circle together. But, it didn’t happen that way.
Brion tells all via Vulture:
When he died, everyone who knew him basically just … the wreckage is … it’s worthless to put into words. It’s worthless to say how awful it was for anyone else. I was flattened, and I feel like by having to talk about this stuff, I’m reopening the wound.
He recalls, track-by-track, how Circles came together:
The batch of stuff that became Circles were the things I liked the most and things I heard that had, frankly, little to do with me. I just heard them and was moved by them. “I Can See” is the perfect example. It made me so sad he was gone. It’s one of those moments, like, Oh my God, he’s even better than I thought. And I already thought the world of him.
In closing, he writes:
The term I found myself using when deciding what to add to Circles was “complete thoughts.” They weren’t thoughts I had to complete for him. This was a guy who spoke very well for himself. I shouldn’t even be here talking about it. In terms of anyone else’s perception, I can’t do fuck all about that. The only thing I care about is people getting to hear it. The people who are affected by it have the benefit of being affected by his insight and his articulation. Everything else doesn’t matter.
Read the full article with Jon Brion here, as he gives a play-by-play on the entire production process behind Circles.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: The Producer Who Finished Mac Miller’s ‘Circles’ Tells All
D-Sol aka Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon is throwing down at one of the most anticipated A-list parties over Super Bowl weekend.
Sports Illustrated heads to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for biggest weekend in sports with its unparalleled VIP Saturday Night Party. During which, D-Sol is set to play alongside star-studded headliners Marshmello, the Black Eyed Peas and DaBaby. Plus, sounds by Irie.
With a myriad of top-notch musical performances “The Party” will fuse the world of sports and entertainment in ways only Sports Illustrated can do.
Only VIP tickets are being sold for the event, starting at $500. More info and tickets here.
Sports Illustrated: The Party
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL
9:30 PM EST
Ages 21 & over
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Goldman Sachs CEO to Throw Down at Sports Illustrated Super Bowl Party
Local Miami media has been ferocious about reporting on Ultra Music Festival’s lack of signed contract with the city. The festival responded to reports of a lack of contract in November, stating, “Ultra’s agreement was previously ratified in July and, as is customary, we are working with the City Administration on some final touches.”
Still, the Herald doubled down on the lack of contract just last week, while also reporting on a lawsuit filed by the Downtown Neighbors Alliance. Now, sources have confirmed with Your EDM that Ultra and the city of Miami have officially signed a contract.
With the news earlier today that Madeon would be added to the lineup, along with Kygo last week, and an imminent phase 2 lineup announcement, Ultranauts should have no worries that this year is going along as planned.
See the complete phase 1 lineup and get tickets here.
Photo via aLIVE Coverage for Ultra
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: EXCLUSIVE: Sources Confirm Ultra Contract With City Of Miami Is Signed