Compared to last year, EDC Las Vegas is a month late, as of today, in releasing the lineup for 2019. We’re not super anxious, however, since we know it will be amazing no matter what. But we are getting a little impatient. Perhaps to appease fans, or maybe for no reason in particular, Insomniac founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella shared images of a new area at EDC on Instagram.
Dubbed “Pixel Forest,” the area appears to lead into a walled-off section of the venue, adorned by pixelated blocks and likely plenty of pretty lights. Lit up IBC tanks will also be used to fill in some of the larger “pixel” areas.
There’s no telling yet what exactly the Pixel Forest will be used for — whether it’s a chill spot for attendees or another area for music, or maybe it’s even going to be in the Camping area.
More information on EDC Las Vegas is expected imminently. We’ll share news the moment we have it.
Photo via Ivan Meneses for Insomniac
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Pasquale Rotella Gives Sneak Peek Of New EDC Las Vegas Area: Pixel Forest
Zeds Dead made a name for themselves in 2010-2013 by being an unstoppable force of innovative bass, through both remixes and originals. Aside from their collaborative work with Omar Linx, the two Canadian bass producers created a number of remixes that were wholly unique to their sound: “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” by Nina Simone, “Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones, “Paradise Circus” by Massive Attack, “Volcano” by Dragonette, and of course, “Eyes On Fire” by Blue Foundation.
Over the years, their sound has changed slightly. They’ve explored more avenues in bass music while still keeping their same identity, but it’s impossible to say that it hasn’t evolved. But with their new remix of “Bury A Friend” by Billie Eilish, I feel that same excitement I did nearly a decade ago when I first discovered my love of Zeds Dead.
And that’s not really a surprise, either. Dave Grohl compared Billie’s influence on her fans now to that of Nirvana’s in 1991 — that Zeds Dead would add her to their catalogue of remixes along with Massive Attack, Rolling Stones, and Nina Simone makes perfect sense.
The remix is dark and sultry, but not ever overpowering. The bass notes keep you in the moment, remembering at all times, “This is Zeds Dead.” But best of all, Billie’s vocals are left nearly entirely intact. It’s a testament to her own skill as a vocalist, but also Zeds Dead’s instinct as producers.
Like anything else involving Billie Eilish, this remix will probably go down as a classic in Zeds Dead’s discography when all is said and done. Check it out below.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Zeds Dead Gives A Classic Flip To Billie Eilish’s “Bury A Friend”
Fisher’s “Losing It” is ostensibly the biggest dance record of 2018. Everyone and their mother has remixed it or flipped it, but you haven’t heard one like Julien Tranq’s yet.
First things first, let’s address the elephant in the room. You recognize the artist in the photo above, yes? Julien Tranq is the new house alias from Prince Fox, and it’s some seriously groovy shit. For his debut release, a remix of Fisher’s “Losing It,” he quickly establishes his sound and vibe in a way that’s original and fun.
It would be really easy to take too much of Fisher’s addictive original and use it for one’s own remix, but Julien takes a super fresh approach and is all the better for it. It has a wildly different energy while still paying homage to the original. As far as ways to launch a new alias, I can think of way worse examples.
Check out Julien Tranq’s new remix of “Losing It” by Fisher, and download it for free if you dig it. Follow @julientranq on all social media platforms to be notified when something new is on the way!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: [PREMIERE] Prince Fox Debuts New House Alias With Slapping Remix Of Fisher Hit “Losing It”
Few artists do cinematic electronica as well as those on Klayton’s FiXT label. Between Blue Stahli, Klayton, Scandroid, Circle of Dust, Voicians, and Celldweller, it pretty much has the market cornered. Today, I’m happy to present the new remix of “Superheroes” by Soul Extract from Formal One.
It’s really crazy just how well the original from Soul Extract conveys the concept of “superheroes,” but what’s even crazier is how Formal One takes all of that and just makes it better. It’s hard for me to put into words just what it is about “Superheroes” that makes it so wonderfully evocative; perhaps it’s the light piano melody, or the echoing vocals, or the subtly rising intensity of all sounds in congruence with each other… perhaps it’s all of these things, or none of them.
No matter what part of the track you tune into, its emotive and vivid cinematic quality is fully on display. I almost find myself sitting on the edge of my seat, rooting on for whoever this song is about.
Formal One’s remix of “Superheroes” by Soul Extract is out now! Listen below and get it here.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Soul Extract – Superheroes (Formal One Remix) [FiXT]
Tomorrowland Winter’s main stage opened up Wednesday morning in the French Alpe D’Huez, and began a frigid and fun party. Festivals in the cold are not uncommon these days, with events like Snowta and Snowglobe becoming more popular, but Tomorrowland Winter is the first of its kind in a French ski resort in the mountains.
Yesterday’s schedule included performances from DJ Snake and Afrojack on the main stage, along with class clown Salvatore Ganacci, and Israeli trance duo Vini Vici. Today, you can bear witness to Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Martin Solveig, Armin van Buuren, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.
It’s all being live streamed now at live.tomorrowland.com.
Check out the schedule below so you don’t miss a thing!
Note: 17h00 at Tomorrowland is 9h00 in California/12h00 in New York.
Photo for Tomorrowland Winter via RUDGR
Coming this Friday to ProgRAM is a pair of slick single from Russian D&B technician ChaseR. The label is known for finding fresh talent within the scene, and ChaseR is about to serve up the sharp ‘Sensum’ and ‘Avalanche.’
The latter eases itself in with a suspense-driven intro, before it soon cascades into a mesh of quick-firing synths and a striking top-line. We have the premiere of this turbo-charged weapon below, so you can fully immerse yourself in it before its imminent release. ChaseR says of it: “When I wrote Avalanche, I imagined a large festival with good sound, so that the sound rolled like an avalanche through people. This is not a standard track for me…”
Hit play now.
Years before the emergence of noise bass and the resurgence of mid-tempo electro, a young producer from the UK named Morgan Hicks was grinding away in his studio, perfecting what would unknowingly be the next big sound in EDM.
Hicks’ project Shadient made its debut in 2015, immediately sweeping listeners off their feet with mind-bending sound design that encompassed a fresh new blend of techno, noise, electro house and bass music. Early works of his such as “Broadcast” and his remix of Tyler, The Creator’s “DEATHCAMP” weren’t just attention grabbers, they were memorable enough to ensure that Shadient would have some lifelong fans.
Though Shadient may not be most famed name in its respective scene, Hicks hasn’t gone without his fair share of recognition. In addition to getting his EP winter=reality picked up by Mat Zo’s Mad Zoo label in 2017, Hicks has been supported by some of EDM’s top names (Illenium, REZZ and Madeon, to name a few), landed official remixes for artists like RL Grime, and even ended up with a tune featured in the video game Just Shapes & Beats. Shadient also got a massive shoutout from Porter Robinson last year.
shadient (@shadient) is definitely a true artist and has had such a huge influence in such a short amount of time. i don't want to get too negative about current trends but he deserves more credit right now
— porter robinson (@porterrobinson) July 15, 2018
Following in the footsteps of former Mad Zoo signees WAVEDASH, Hicks has moved to Gud Vibrations to release his newest Shadient EP Divide. With the label being headed by the marketing geniuses SLANDER and NGHTMRE, releasing Divide via Gud Vibrations seems to be a logical step for Hicks to gain some exposure and take his career to the next level.
We have the privilege of being able to premiere the EP’s second single “Numbers Station,” which is available now on all major streaming platforms. “Numbers Station” is a noisy, off-the-wall dubstep banger that features elements of big beat and IDM. According to Hicks, the content on Divide is inspired by his nostalgia for the music of Squarepusher, the Chemical Brothers, AFX and the Prodigy, so those little details are certainly intentional.
Above all else, “Numbers Station” is a forward-thinking experimental piece that hits hard, but it has just enough old school flair to bring some of that sweet, sweet nostalgia to more seasoned listeners. If this song is any sign of what’s to come, Unity may end up being one of the most memorable EPs of the year.
Listen to “Numbers Station” below:
It’s been a minute since I’ve heard from one of my favorite groups Autograf, but yesterday they announced something that has me excited. They took to social media to reveal that they are releasing their first EP in 3 years.
Autograf also mentioned in the post that they have been going through some rough times recently, but this helped spark their creative juices.
“We’ve faced personal hardships since our Future Soup EP was released, but it’s time we put together a project for you. These misfortunes helped us grow as a group and reignited our love and passion for music. The songs we created in this dusk have brought so much joy and love into our lives.”
The first single from the EP “Hold Me Back” ft. John Splithoff is due out this Friday. Be sure to check back at Your EDM then so you can be one of the first to hear it. Read their full post below.View this post on Instagram
We know we’ve been quiet lately, but it’s almost time to drop our first EP in 3 years. We’ve faced personal hardships since our Future Soup EP was released, but it’s time we put together a project for you. These misfortunes helped us grow as a group and reignited our love and passion for music. The songs we created in this dusk have brought so much joy and love into our lives. This creative catalyst has propelled us to construct our Love And Retrograde EP. The EP touches on our hardships and how we navigated through it. Our fans mean the world to us and we can’t wait to share our vision with you. The first single “Hold Me Back” ft. @johnsplithoff will be out this Friday with the rest of the EP being released over the next few months. Pre save link for "Hold Me Back" in our bio. Until then we hope to see your smiling faces out on the dancefloor. With love, Autograf
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Autograf announce first EP in 3 years with heartfelt message to fans
Laxcity is one of the hottest emerging artists at the moment. His blend of soft synths and smooth production has garnered him attention throughout the industry. This has led to him dropping official remixes for Ekali, Medasin, and Alina Baraz. Now he’s offering up his first original of the year.
“Just Try” sees Laxcity teams up with ÊMIA for an absolutely gorgeous composition. It kicks off right away with ÊMIA’s vocals, sharp percussion, and airy synths. Throughout the song ÊMIA delivers an outstanding performance. Her emotional vocals are filled with angst and yearning. “Just Try” is out now via ALT:Vision Records and you can pick up your copy here.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Laxcity & ÊMIA share heartfelt collaboration “Just Try”
Both Facebook and Instagram have been largely unusable for most of today, March 13. The degree to which users experience issues on either site varies, but it’s not clear whether there’s any common factor, be it ISP, region, or what have you.
Facebook issued a statement earlier today, ruling out a DDoS attack. Just now, Instagram finally tweeted via their official Twitter account, “We’re aware of an issue impacting people’s access to Instagram right now. We know this is frustrating, and our team is hard at work to resolve this ASAP.”
As far as we know, the outage will continue and does not have a clear end in sight.
We’re aware of an issue impacting people's access to Instagram right now. We know this is frustrating, and our team is hard at work to resolve this ASAP.
— Instagram (@instagram) March 13, 2019
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Instagram Issues Statement About Massive, Ongoing Outage
Everyone’s favorite glitch boy just dropped news his fans have been waiting for. Last year k?d released his debut EP “Find Paradise” but it looks like we won’t have to wait long for him to advance his story. A week ago he tweeted “EP II” igniting rumors and exciting fans hoping for new music from the rising star. He confirmed those suspicions yesterday with a post on Instagram appearing to call the EP “Cage Script”. No news on a release date or when he will start rolling out new music, but we couldn’t be more hyped. Keep it locked at Your EDM as we will be sure to update you as more information becomes available.
— k?d (@whoskid) March 6, 2019
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It’s safe to say that PEEKABOO is one of the hottest rising acts in bass music right now, and he aims to keep that momentum going with a new EP out now on Deadbeats, Wrecking Ball.
The 4-track EP carries the same type of experimental and forward-thinking bass that made him a fan-favorite already. The first three tracks all share a similar minimal ideology, with nary a melody to push it along, just a bassline, drum loop, and maybe a vocal here or there.
“Swingin,” the final track of the EP, is my favorite off the release. The mix of melody in the intro and minimalism in the drop gives it a wide range that proves PEEKABOO still has much more to show.
Check out Wrecking Ball below, out now via Deadbeats.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: PEEKABOO Drops New EP “Wrecking Ball” On Deadbeats
Tickets for Porter Robinson’s Second Sky Fest went on sale this morning and, as expected, the demand was high. The festival sold out quickly, but all hope is not lost. According to those trying to get tickets now, they’re met with the following message:
“You are now in line for the Porter Robinson’s Second Sky Presale. When it is your turn, you will have 10 minutes to enter the site and complete your purchase. If you do not enter the shopping cart within that 10 minute period you will lose your place in line. hey — so there’s like 5 times as many people trying to buy tickets as we thought! currently trying to scramble to add another day to the festival with the same lineup (minus G Jones, who has another show that day). we didn’t have plans to add another day, but due to the fact that there’s tons of people who weren’t able to get tickets, we want to add one more day and go from there. -porter”
It seems silly that Porter and his team didn’t think demand for this festival would be as high as it is. But, at the same time, we’re not mad about adding another day either. Another Goldenvoice festival in California, Just Like Heaven Fest, also sold out quickly and ended up adding a second day with the same lineup — so the same move for Second Sky isn’t unprecedented.
— porter robinson (@porterrobinson) March 13, 2019
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Porter Robinson Adding A Second Day To Second Sky Due To High Demand
Travis Scott‘s “Sicko Mode” is one of the biggest hits of all time. It’s now officially tied as the 3rd longest-running Top 10 song ever, which puts the track on the verge of another huge record!
“Sicko Mode” currently holds tight at No. 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100. It has spent a total of 31 weeks in the Top 10, which ties it up with “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. If Scott manages to stay in the Top 10 for just two more weeks, he’ll match the all-time record.
As it stands — “How Do I Live” by LeAnn Rimes and “Closer” by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey have each spent 32 weeks within the Top 10, which tie them at 2nd place.
“Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran and “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 and Cardi B have each achieved 33 weeks in the Top 10. Those two songs hold down 1st place with the all-time record — at least for now.
Keep your eyes and ears on Billboard’s Hot 100 to see what happens next!Travis Scott – SICKO MODE ft. Drake
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode” Tied As 3rd Longest-Running Top 10 Song Ever
People around the world trying to access Facebook or Instagram these past few hours have been experiencing difficulty viewing pages or posting, an outage that Facebook’s site attributed to “required maintenance.”
The degree of issues varies from region to region, with some merely experiencing slight lag and others unable to access either platform altogether.
“Facebook is down for required maintenance right now, but you should be able to get back on within a few minutes,” a message reads. “In the meantime, read more about why you’re seeing this message. Thanks for your patience as we improve the site.”
Reports the New York Post, “The problems were happening across the globe, with large parts of the US and Europe affected, according to outage tracking website Down Detector.”
Facebook reps did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A shooting outside Chicago nightclub Sound Bar last Friday resulting in the death of one of the club’s bouncers has forced the venue closed, local news reports.
A notice was taped on the door yesterday morning by the police superintendent, ordering the venue closed. Writes local CBS affiliate, “Police say the club is a public safety threat because last Friday’s shooting was connected to employees and patrons.”
A 28-year-old bouncer, Thurman Bailey, was killed; another man, only identified as a “58-year-old man associated with the club,” was also wounded.
Bailey’s mother said her son was shot by someone who was turned away at the door.
Shows this weekend with Say My Name and Arty were relocated after the club voluntarily closed out of respect to Bailey.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Chicago Nightclub Sound Bar Forced To Close After Fatal Shooting Last Week
Rejoice, media addicts! If you’re the type to listen to Spotify constantly in your car and then put Hulu on once you get home, you can now get the best of both worlds with a new bundle offered by Spotify. As of today, Spotify is now offering Hulu for free to all premium subscribers.
It doesn’t come without a catch, though. The offer is only available until June 10, and only “while supplies last.” That last part is a bit confusing as it’s a digital service which doesn’t have any physical form, but okay.
Explains Spotify in a blog post:
If you’re already a Spotify Premium user, hop to it! You’ve got nothing to lose.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Spotify Begins Offering Hulu for Free to Premium Subscribers
Tomorrowland Winter’s main stage opened up this morning in the French Alpe D’Huez, and it already seems like a frigid and fun party. Festivals in the cold are not uncommon these days, with events like Snowta and Snowglobe becoming more popular, but Tomorrowland Winter is the first of its kind in a French ski resort in the mountains.
Today’s headliners include DJ Snake and Afrojack on the main stage, along with class clown Salvatore Ganacci, and Israeli trance duo Vini Vici. It’s all being live streamed now at live.tomorrowland.com.
Check out the schedule below so you don’t miss a thing!
Note: 17h00 at Tomorrowland is 9h00 in California/12h00 in New York.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Watch DJ Snake, Afrojack & More From Tomorrowland Winter [LIVE STREAM]
It was a wild Saturday night in Los Angeles this past weekend as Valentino Khan took over the Hollywood Palladium for a massive headline show. Along with ETC!ETC! and Diablo as opening support, a slew of special guests joined Khan during his set to make the night unforgettable.
Those in attendance were able to bear witness to a crazy appearance from both Shaq and Snoop Dogg on the same stage. From the sounds of the crowd, it seems like Dogg’s music is maybe a little old for this young crowd, but they absolutely know the D-oh-double-G when they see him.
Diplo also came out to go b2b with Khan during one point in the show. Safe to say, if you weren’t there, you missed out. Check out the video below to get a taste.
VK + SNOOP + SHAQ = THREEPEAT
— VALENTINO KHAN (@ValentinoKhan) March 12, 2019
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Valentino Khan Brings Out Shaq & Snoop Dogg For LA Headlining Show
Arc are a soul/dance fusion duo who have been making an interesting brand of fusion dance music for over five years now. Consisting of classically trained jazz and soul musician Charlie Howell and electronic producer Tetsu Gomorrah, Arc have a unique sound which combines elements of drum and bass, techno, trip hop, jazz, soul, funk and even ambient electronica to create a beautiful blur of blur of music which is chill, intensely deep and danceable all at the same time.
Arc’s upcoming album An Evening With Loss is a multi-genre epic with almost every electronic and EDM gene covered in some capacity but with a style that personifies the duo’s uniquely intense and ambient sound. The first single to be released from this LP is “Down,” a chill house offering featuring French vocalist Emma Wizz, and Your EDM is lucky enough to have the exclusive YouTube stream before the single’s release.
“Down” is one of the more dance-forward tracks on the album, with a relatively light chill house beat and an almost pop melody from the vocals. The pulsing supportive melodies of the synths hearken back to pop house and techno in the late 90s and early 00s but the ambient and jazzy elements in the intro and break give the track a definite Arc signature and an emotive quality which is open to interpretation from the listener. It’s a very mature and complex track while still being dancefloor-ready.
An Evening With Loss is definitely going to hit hard when it releases; Arc have managed to come up with a release that doesn’t just have a little something for every electronic music fan but more a deep musical and emotional experience for just about any taste, from punk rock to experimental electronica. This album is a must-have.
An Evening With Loss will have more singles released before the whole LP drops this spring. Stay tuned to Your EDM and Arc’s Bandcamp page for more streams and purchase options.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Get ‘Down’ to the Trippy Side of Chill House With Arc [Video] [Therapy Sessions]