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Amsterdam Dance Event Confirms Dates for 2019

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:28

This year marks the 24th iteration of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the largest conference and festival of its kind. With 2018 being yet another record breaking year for ADE, with attendance reaching 400,000 for the first time, it is no surprise that organizers believe they’ll be hitting the same numbers this year.

The multiple conference tracks and unique festival programing work seamlessly in tandem every year. The conference side is able to give a platform and voice to numerous matters that we face in the music industry such as business, cultural, and technological trends. Then the festival program is able to showcase the true diversity of electronic music and its many sub-genres. The organizers are committed to once again enhancing the daytime activities in 2019 through partnerships with cultural institutions and multi-disciplinary collaborations that engage with the broadest possible range of the creative industries. It is no mistake that this event continues to learn and grow from itself to improve.

Amsterdam Dance Event elevates music and business to another level that has yet to be matched by any other event. Because of that continued dedication the organizers have they are always met with excitement. With that being said the event organizers have officially confirmed that ADE 2019 will run from Wednesday, October 19th to Sunday, October 20th in the beautiful city of Amsterdam.

The ADE Pass and ADE Conference Pass are now on sale. Single day event tickets along with different conference pass options will be available in the coming months so be sure to keep a watchful out for those.

Photo Credit: Jordy Brada

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Amsterdam Dance Event Confirms Dates for 2019

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Tomorrowland Reveals All Stage Hosts For 2019

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:10

With two weekends of programming to fill up, Tomorrowland often looks to its artists for inspiration. The annual Belgian festival just revealed all of its stage hosts for 2019, and it’s crazy who they’re bringing to the table.

A lot of familiar faces return for 2019, including Barong Family, Netsky & Friends, Anjunabeats, Monstercat, STMPD, and more. Each weekend will feature its own selection of hosts, with some appearing both weekends, like Smash The House, ANTS, and Q-Dance.

Weekend two will be big with A State of Trance, Axtone, and EPIC stages, as well as takeovers from Robin Schulz and Don Diablo.

Weekend one will be equally fun as Monstercat, Dirtybird, Martin Solveig, and Rampage Belgium deliver some heavier bass.

Tomorrowland brings back one of the festival’s favorite themes this year, The Book of Wisdom, updated for 2019. The festival will take place in Boom, Belgium from July 19-21 and July 26-28.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Tomorrowland Reveals All Stage Hosts For 2019

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Your EDM Premiere: The Tribe Of Good – Heroes

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:34

The London group The Tribe Of Good are to release their brand new single ‘Heroes’ tomorrow, via Ultra Music. A modern retake on the classic David Bowie and Brian Eno single of the same name, it has been lifted from the outfit’s forthcoming LP.

Explaining the vibe of the track, Hal Ritson says: “The backing track is contemporary electronica crafted by Michele Balduzzi (AKA Phonat) – dubbed by Skrillex as the most underrated producer in the world and the vocals are radically re-interpreted as a female vintage soul song, recorded entirely on 1950s equipment.”

It sounds wonderfully light with its deft touches of electronica, and still empowering thanks to its soul meets disco roots. The collision of retro and current production techniques mean that ‘Heroes’ takes an irresistible new form, thanks to the collective.

We’re stoked to premiere this, and it is summed up perfectly by The Tribe Of Good: “The hallmark of a great song is that it can be performed in a totally different style, and not only still work, but can suddenly reflect new and different aspects of the writer’s original vision.”

Pre-save your copy here. 

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: The Tribe Of Good – Heroes

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AceMyth x Super Future Deliver Thrilling Bass & Trap Combo with “Black Magic” [LISTEN]

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:37

AceMyth and Super Future have conjured up “Black Magic” — a fierce bass track that feels terrifying in all the right ways.

Running with the idea of dark magic or voodoo, these Michigan-made producers exaggerate that theme to the max. Witch cackles and wild cat growls can be heard in the background, as a haunting melody, and ultimately, insane, driving bass take over. Before you know it, they’ve put a spell on you.

Borrowing trends from bass and trap music, AceMyth and Super Future land on their feet with a hybrid that’s entirely new and exciting. “Black Magic” is sure to keep any bass fanatic engaged, with a switch up so insane it should be burned at the stake.

Enough with all the witchcraft talk. This is the kind of track that makes you say — “Oh, SHIT!” — for lack of better phrase. Honestly, that’s what I said when I first heard it, and then proceeded to play it over 10 times in a row.

Listen here and link up with these rising producers below!

AceMyth x Super Future – Black Magic

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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: AceMyth x Super Future Deliver Thrilling Bass & Trap Combo with “Black Magic” [LISTEN]

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Ultra Miami Introduces RESISTANCE Island with Insane Lineup of Acts for 2019

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:06

Ultra Miami is determined to make 2019 extra special — and RESISTANCE, as always, is a huge factor.

“Introducing RESISTANCE island,” the share below chimes. It just so happens that the RESISTANCE island has a stacked lineup that offers more than enough talent for an entire music festival in itself.

Adam Beyer b2b Cirez D, Black Coffee, Charlotte de Witte, Maceo Plex, Richie Hawtin, Sasha | John Digweed, and Testpilot are among the headliners. The support acts are just as noteworthy. Plus, there’s a b2b Carl Cox set that has yet to be revealed, so even more surprises await.

Ultra Music Festival takes place March 29, 30, 31 at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park & Miami Marine Stadium.

See the full RESISTANCE lineup below!

RESISTANCE Island Lineup

Introducing RESISTANCE Island… pic.twitter.com/XiRgJULeHW

— RESISTANCE (@ResistanceMusic) January 17, 2019

 

Photo via EDMkevin for Ultra Music Festival 

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Ultra Miami Introduces RESISTANCE Island with Insane Lineup of Acts for 2019

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EDM’s Top DJs Troll The Viral #10YearChallenge

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 20:31

If you’ve scrolled on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook the past couple weeks, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve seen someone doing the #10YearChallenge. What started as posting a comparison between your first profile picture on Facebook and your most current one went through a few changes before settling on a pair of pictures 10 years apart. A lot of notable celebrities and athletes have taken part, as well as some of our favorite DJs.

Of course, not everyone took the challenge seriously.

Everyone from Diplo to Nicky Romero, even Annie Mac, poked fun at the challenge, replacing the “before” pic with something outrageous and often not even human. (Steve Aoki went the opposite way, as you’ll see.) Take a look at some of the best ones below.

#10YearChallenge pic.twitter.com/UFQXJD7z3I

— pixel terror (@PixelTerrorBass) January 16, 2019

#10yearchallenge pic.twitter.com/NBKrzVBpyQ

— YBN Grouchy (@diplo) January 15, 2019

#10yearchallenge pic.twitter.com/VSBVPeRAkp

— Annie Mac (@AnnieMac) January 15, 2019

#10YearChallenge ???? pic.twitter.com/pdRippm0Tu

— Aly & Fila (@alyandfila) January 15, 2019

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— louis (@LouisTheChild) January 15, 2019

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— Oliver Heldens (@OliverHeldens) January 15, 2019

Wow can’t believe it’s been so long since my first musical #10yearchallenge pic.twitter.com/ierfHKxFvS

— DallasK (@DallasK) January 15, 2019

#10yearchallenge ???????? Let’s take this opportunity to remind ourselves that with hard work everything is possible! pic.twitter.com/aUFTUf2svv

— BTSM not BDSM (@OfficialBTSM) January 15, 2019

Wax on, wax off… #10yearchallenge pic.twitter.com/lkGs9AvSBN

— Neon Future Aoki (@steveaoki) January 15, 2019

We’ve come a long way #10YearChallenege pic.twitter.com/dYaoZzw2NU

— Dillon Francis (@DillonFrancis) January 15, 2019

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THE GLO UP IS REAL

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— Nicky Romero (@nickyromero) January 15, 2019

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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: EDM’s Top DJs Troll The Viral #10YearChallenge

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Dr. Fresch Launches Record Label with New Music From BIJOU, Tony Romera & More [MUST LISTEN]

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 19:09

Today marks the beginning of a new chapter for Dr. Fresch and affiliated artists. The Prescription Records launches with astounding momentum, as he presents The Remedy Vol. 1.

The compilation is packed with key artists and up-and-comers alike, offering a seriously sick perspective on the current state of dance music. Dr. Fresch, BIJOU, Tony Romera, and Gerry Gonza lead the way, with originals from DIV/IDE & Tombz, Kendoll, FREAK ON, JAXX DA FISHWORKS, and TYPE3, as well.

“The Prescription Records is, in every sense, an extension of my artist brand as Dr. Fresch,” he shares. “I’m working with new artists whose music not only fits my style as a producer and DJ, but new artists who I see developing truly groundbreaking sounds in 2019. The bar is set so high for electronic music at the moment; I’m searching to find and promote producers whose sound design is absolutely unique yet still dance floor accessible.”

Dr. Fresch began his career in 2012 with the launch of his former label, indie dance imprint “Prep School Recordings,” where he launched debut EPs from artists like Louis The Child, Illenium, SNBRN and Loud Luxury. This was before Fresch was even a touring artist himself. Now in 2019, he’s taking things to the next level.

The Remedy Vol. 1 collection is cohesive from front to back, showcasing the label’s distinct vision through the work of various artists. Pulling elements of g-house, bass house, tech house, and electro, Dr. Fresch and the gang solidify the sound he’s been working on for years. This is the sound of The Prescription.

Some instant favorites of ours include Dr. Fresch’s “Dr. No,” BIJOU’s “Smack,” and FREAK ON’s “Rock Em” — but really, we’re here for the entire release. Listen here!

Dr. Fresch Presents: The Remedy Vol. 1

Get it: fanlink.to/the-remedy-vol-1

Tracklist

1. Dr. Fresch – “Dr. No”
2. BIJOU – “Smack”
3. Tony Romera – “Kill The System”
4. Gerry Gonza – “Gang Gang”
5. DIV/IDE & Tombz – “Flip It Up”
6. Kendoll – “OMG”
7. FREAK ON – “Rock Em”
8. Jaxx Da Fishworks – “Up & Down”
9. TYPE3 – “Goin On” Feat. Blak Trash

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Dr. Fresch Launches Record Label with New Music From BIJOU, Tony Romera & More [MUST LISTEN]

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REPORT: Santana Confirmed As First Artist Playing Woodstock 50th Bethel Woods Tribute

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 17:05

The legendary Carlos Santana is revving up for a big year, including the 20th anniversary of his rock band’s Supernatural LP, an accompanying Supernatural Now tour and — drum roll please — an epic return to Woodstock for the 50th anniversary.

As we now know, there are two major 50th anniversary celebrations going down to commemorate Woodstock this year. One known as Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival, on the legendary grounds of the music festival that is in no way officiated with the actual Woodstock Ventures, LLC. And the other, put on by the real company, expected to take place in nearby Watkins Glen, New York, which will be called Woodstock.

In a reveal to Rolling Stone, Santana says he has chosen to play the festival on the original grounds at Bethel Woods. While he wanted to work with the original Woodstock promoter, Michael Lang, he explains why he went with Live Nation for the 50th anniversary tribute.

“They have an amphitheater there. I’m going to invite whoever is still here, whether it’s Joan Baez or members from Sly Stone, and I’m going to play Santana music. Santana’s going to be the house band, but I want to be able to honor those who are still here and maybe invite rappers like Common or Kendrick Lamar. Santana’s very interested, like Miles Davis, into connecting with people from 7 years old to under 33. I don’t want to be just like a jukebox in the twilight zone, stuck in the Sixties.”

There you have it. Santana is the first official headliner of the celebration in Bethel. It’s only fitting considering the band played the first-ever Woodstock event back in 1969.

Now, we’re just waiting on a full lineup to roll out. Save the date: August 16 – 18, 2019.

 

Source: New York Upstate

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: REPORT: Santana Confirmed As First Artist Playing Woodstock 50th Bethel Woods Tribute

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Marshmello, Martin Garrix, G-Eazy & More To Headline Music Festival During Sundance

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:40

Everyone knows Sundance as one of the world’s leading film festivals, right up there with Cannes and Tribeca. But what you probably don’t know is that there’s phenomenal music every night of Sundance as part of a festival called SnowFest.

SnowFest is coming back this year with some huge names like Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Kaskade, Zhu, Diplo, and Above & Beyond. To spice things up a bit, G-Eazy and Machine Gun Kelly will also perform.

Centered at the 50-yard line of Main Street, Park City Live (PCL) will, once again, be the pulse during this year’s Sundance Film Festival bringing the best in entertainment to Hollywood’s elite.

SnowFest 2019 lineup:

Diplo (January 24th)
G-Eazy (January 25th)
Marshmello (January 26th)
Above and Beyond (January 27th)
Machine Gun Kelly (January 28th)
Zhu (January 31st)
Martin Garrix (February 1st)
Kaskade (February 2nd)

“We are thrilled to reveal the lineup for this years’ SnowFest, our biggest yet. Park City Live is the ultimate destination for A-list musical performances and this year we’ve raised the bar significantly,” says Kathryn Burns, CEO, Park City Live. “We pride ourselves on creating the most exclusive and sought-after experiences in town.”

Park City Live boasts the largest grand stage in Park City, Utah measuring at 11,000 square feet, entirely necessary when you’re bringing in some of the hottest acts in the world.

Tickets are on sale now at www.ParkCityLive.net.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Marshmello, Martin Garrix, G-Eazy & More To Headline Music Festival During Sundance

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REPORT: Mac Miller’s Parents Will Accept Award If He Wins Grammy

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:45

Mac Miller is up for his first (posthumous) Grammy Award this year — Best Rap Album — and if he wins, the rapper’s family will be there to represent.

Cardi B, Nipsey Hussle, Pusha T and Travis Scott are also in the running for the Best Rap Album honor. It’s safe to say, it’s anyone’s game. Miller’s 2018 album Swimming is up against some seriously stiff competition: Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, Nipsey’s Victory Lap, Pusha’s Daytona and Scott’s Astroworld.

Mac’s mom has stayed active on social media following her son’s tragic death. She shared the photo below upon hearing of the Grammy nomination. No doubt, she’s proud.

Both of Mac’s parents reside in Pittsburgh, and his mom especially has been dedicated to sharing her son’s legacy. The Mac Miller Circles Fund is close to raising $1 million for kids in his hometown.

See the full list of Grammy nominations here.

Mac Miller: Grammy Nominee – Best Rap Album

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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: REPORT: Mac Miller’s Parents Will Accept Award If He Wins Grammy

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Kayzo & Valentino Khan Drop Fresh New Banger, “Novocaine”

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:42

We already know that Kayzo has a ton of music coming out in 2019, including collaborations with k?d and 1788-L. But new IDs just keep popping up and we’re starting to lose track. The newest track to come out from Kayzo is a brand new collaboration with Valentino Khan, “Novocaine.”

This one is relatively new in Kayzo’s arsenal, just barely being played out at shows — at least, the first record we can find of it on social media is from December 30. It’s a chaotic blend of moombahcore and hardstyle, and even a little drum & bass. With so many styles all shoved into one track, it’s hard to believe it came out as cohesive as it did, but the proof is in the pudding.

My only complaint is that it sounds a little too Valentino, not enough Kayzo for my tastes. But there’s no doubt I’d still be raging when this is dropped by either of them in a set.

Check out “Novocaine” below, out now on Mad Decent.



This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Kayzo & Valentino Khan Drop Fresh New Banger, “Novocaine”

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Your EDM Premiere: Grandtheft Brings The Heat with New Track “Bags” [LISTEN]

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 10:08

Grandtheft is serving up the heat with a ruthless new track,”Bags” — out now.

This hybrid trap production will shock listeners at every turn, with chopped vocal samples, uniquely crafted synths, and a hard club beat. With all these elements rolled into one smooth flow, “Bags” is sure to turn heads. The track goes hard, but there’s enough room for some bounce as well.

Based in Toronto, Canada, Grandtheft is a DJ/Producer who’s done it all. He’s headlined global tours, shared a stadium run with the Chainsmokers and hit the stages of some of the biggest festivals such as Creamfields, Coachella and Ultra Music Festival.

Be on the lookout for more from Grandtheft in 2019. For now, bump “Bags” right here.

Your EDM Premiere: Grandtheft – “Bags”

Get it: http://maddecent.fm/bags

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Grandtheft Brings The Heat with New Track “Bags” [LISTEN]

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Travis Scott & Big Boi Sign On To Play Super Bowl Halftime Show with Maroon 5

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 21:44

Travis Scott and Big Boi are set to join Maroon 5 during the Super Bowl LIII halftime show this year, confirming earlier reports.

According to multiple sources, the rappers have signed on to play despite criticism from public figures that believe artists should boycott the league altogether. In order to counter those arguments, the Super Bowl and Travis Scott are giving back to Dream Corps, what’s known as a “social justice accelerator.”

Sources say that Travis wouldn’t have agreed to perform if it weren’t for the $500,000 donation.

“I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in,” Scott explains in a statement.

“I know being an artist that it’s in my power to inspire. So before confirming the Super Bowl Halftime performance, I made sure to partner with the NFL on this important donation. I am proud to support Dream Corps and the work they do that will hopefully inspire and promote change.”

Maroon 5 will take the stage with Travis Scott and Big Boi during the big game on Sunday, February 3.

 

Source: Noisey | Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Travis Scott & Big Boi Sign On To Play Super Bowl Halftime Show with Maroon 5

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KUURO Deliver Fresh Cover Of Post Malone’s “Better Now”

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 21:39

Whatever you think of Post Malone, his songs end up becoming hits. Off his newest album beerbongs & bentleys alone, there are at least five huge hits, and every track has over 80 million streams. Those aren’t rookie numbers. Among them is “Better Now,” arguably one of the biggest songs of Post’s whole career. Everyone and their mother has put out some sort of remix or edit of the hit, but KUURO went one step further.

The new track from KUURO is a pure cover from top to bottom, recreating the vocals with help from Grey’s Michael Trewartha, and doing all new production on it. The result is a song that sounds fresh, but familiar. The lyrics obviously remain the same, but Trewartha’s voice doesn’t have that sort of slurred inflection that Post’s does.

As for the production, it’s super crisp. All of the sounds, from the crunchy synths in the drop to the dark future bass vibes in the bridge serve to bring the whole project to a level never reached by the original.

Check out KUURO’s cover of “Better Now” by Post Malone, with help from Grey’s Michael Trewartha, below.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: KUURO Deliver Fresh Cover Of Post Malone’s “Better Now”

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Ariana Grande Expected To Headline Lollapalooza 2019

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 21:39

Ariana Grande is absolutely dominating the festival circuit this year.

First, it was confirmed she took Kanye West’s place to perform at Coachella this year. (Tame Impala reportedly took Justin Timberlake’s spot.) Now, she’s expected to headline another major U.S. music festival.

According to Variety, Grande has been officially booked for Lollapalooza. It’s even possible Coachella took Lollapalooza’s lead in booking her for 2019 — or, vice versa.

The rumors of a Lollapalooza headline make total sense considering Grande has rearranged her tour schedule to make way for festival gigs. Especially with Coachella coming on so suddenly, she had to make some sacrifices.

The Sweetener Tour is scheduled to kick off on March 18 in Albany. This marks the pop star’s third arena tour. Some of those arena tour dates will just have to wait. See full list of changes and cancellations here.

As for Lollapalooza, it could be weeks or even months before an official lineup announcement. The music festival is set to take place at Chicago’s Grant Park over August 1-4.

 

Source: Variety | Photo: Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for Live Nation

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Ariana Grande Expected To Headline Lollapalooza 2019

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REPLAY: Full Sets From Minecraft’s 2019 Fire Festival Are Here

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 19:59

Fire Festival (probably not the one you’re thinking of) just took place over the weekend inside of Minecraft. It was one of the first music festivals of its kind to exist in an exclusively virtual realm.

The two-night show included performances from Ekali b2b Vincent, Hudson Mohawke b2b Lil Hank, ARTYLuca Lush, Lil Texas, Slumberjack and Y2K, among so many others. For gamers, this was a no brainer, but many others didn’t catch wind of the festival until it was already happening.

Luckily, organizer SLEEPYCATT, real name Max Schramp, kept an archive of the music festival with a collective playlist via SoundCloud. There’s total of 37 sets and hours upon hours of awesome music featured below.

We’re missing some of those key sets we’d love to replay — but that only means there’s even more to explore! Enjoy!

Fire Festival 2019 – Official Recap Playlist

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: REPLAY: Full Sets From Minecraft’s 2019 Fire Festival Are Here

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Industry Spotlight: Mike Lisanti [Warpath Group]

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 19:12

Breaking out in the bass scene in today’s world is no easy feat. Some of the most hyped up-and-coming dubstep and trap acts really have to do something unique and exceptional to stand out. Mike Lisanti of Warpath Group has seen the success of his clients break through this barrier and are on the fast track to becoming household names. With acts like TYNAN, Kompany, and Champagne Drip all represented by Lisanti, it’s clear that managing in-demand bass DJs is no easy task. We got the scoop from Mike on how working the scene from literally every angle sent him full circle into a management career, juggling brand development as well as hands-on A&R between all of his acts. What got you into electronic music? How did you get introduced to the scene? I’m a traditionally trained guitar player. I know how to read music and still know a handful of my jazz standards to this day. I’ve always been into whatever the new thing was in music, from the post-hardcore and metal/screamo days, to the rise of all the dance music subgenres in the first decade of the 2000s. All in all, I would say that just being a “DJ” was never something I was interested in. So I immediately picked up Ableton in 2010 as soon as I started playing at local spots in my college town for extra cash or whatever. (Kompany b2b AFK – Photo: @fredericlyphotos) Tell us about your former group Charity Strike. Why did you end it and are you happy with your new path? This was a project that I had started with my friend Philip Scully in 2012 back when I was going to school at UCSB. We won a couple of Beatport remix contests and caught some buzz from that (back when remix contests were a thing). After a year of doing a good amount of tour dates and getting a lot of the Dutch label-affiliated looks, the model for pitching was evolving to stacking copious amounts of records and keeping them on the shelf as “ammo.” This concept of stacking original records is the most important thing a producer can do, and once I realized that, it hit me that I didn’t enjoy producing enough to always be strapped with 10+ unreleased demos each month. I began to realize that I had more fun selling other people’s product. Once I knew that the artist side wasn’t for me, I got a job at Dim Mak Records in 2014 through my good friend Basie Hauser (who is now known as Ephwurd). After about a year of helping them with radio stuff, I worked on A&R-ing tunes with my mentor at the time, Lorne Padman (Vice President of Dim Mak Records). Then a good family friend, David Gordoni (who is now a senior agent at United Talent Agency), tipped me off that one of his clients, Borgeous, needed a hand on the road. David has been there from the beginning of my career offering advice as well as support and now handles bookings for some of my artists in Asia. Crazy how things can come full circle. I grabbed the job tour managing Borgeous and doing his day-to-day, which landed me in Las Vegas in 2015. I did that for about a year and a half, and just at about the time he moved to Red Light, I realized that I wanted to start breaking my own guys, so the timing was perfect. John (Borgeous) is still one of my best friends to this day. So long story short, I would say that I feel happy and blessed with the path I have chosen. (Mike w/ Kompany) You have multiple clients playing Wobbleland this weekend in San Francisco. What’s it take for a bass act to get to that level of performing at one of the premiere bass festivals in the country? Yeah I’m really excited for this weekend. TYNAN and Kompany are doing a b2b on the first day of Wobbleland and Champagne Drip is doing a b2b set with Zeke Beats on the second night. I’m really happy with all the hard work that TYNAN’s agent Corey Krogman (UTA), Kompany’s agent Max Freeman (UTA), and Champagne Drip’s agent Cory Riskin (APA) have been putting in on the boys this past year. That Zeke Beats b2b Champagne Drip package is a legendary combo. They crushed it at Countdown on NYE during their massive Bassrush debut together. I can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeve for this Wobbleland performance. In regards to being able to stand out enough to big buyers, promoters, and even getting agents to join your team, the artist really needs to make sure that they’re staying active in releasing music, social media presence with linear growth, and of course making sure the entire product looks good. Just like any business, you want to make sure that your product is 100% ready before you go on sale with it and start adding personnel expenses, etc. Regarding music output and strategy, unless you have an infinitely enormous reach on social media (like people getting famous from being in your Instagram stories or something), I always recommend having a home for your music — and if playing the label game feels like it takes too long, create your own internal road map for releases independently and retool whenever necessary. I prefer to keep the release schedule monthly with my dudes. That internal battery is everything because regardless of who’s jumping on board to partner with the product or not, the show must go on. (Champagne Drip b2b Zeke Beats – Photo: @alexvarsa) Can you talk a bit about Warpath? How did you link up with Warpath Group? Warpath Group is a company based out of Oklahoma City that is owned by Loper and Nate Schoenfeldt. They currently manage acts like Liquid Stranger and Protohype and are running the label management for Wakaan. We work really closely on clients together as we co-manage acts. I work remotely out of Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Interestingly enough, in 2014 they had approached me as an artist to start working with them on the next chapter of whatever I was doing back then. I was already done focusing on being an artist at that point, so the conversation kind of fizzled out organically. We reconnected in Amsterdam during ADE 2016 over a coffee and some ridiculously good European breakfast out there. Months later I approached TYNAN to manage him, and since he had something going on with Nate where the focus was on his (now) side project Ohmy, Nate believed in me enough to allow me to partner with him on TYNAN and co-manage. Shortly after that, I brought Kompany into Warpath and then Loper gave me Champagne Drip to partner with him on and the rest of this second full circle story is history. Do you believe that people need college in order to get into artist management? Although I graduated from UCSB, I really think it’s just a way to train your brain to excel and stay motivated in things that aren’t necessarily fun or easy (which is how all work is in reality). I got a little lucky because one of my focuses in school was Mandarin Chinese, so now whenever I’m in China with one of my boys (which is a huge market for dance and bass music right now), knowing Mandarin helps a lot with some of the language barriers. Although I highly encourage education for everyone, I don’t believe it’s fully necessary to get into managing an artist’s business. (TYNAN @ Hard Summer – Photo: @dougfilms) You have your hand in a few different pots right now. What other projects are you working on in the dance music scene? I still do radio engineering with various artists through Sirius XM as well as A&R/consulting for some acts out in Asia. I’m currently developing a couple of newly signed clients on the management side who I’m really excited about: Effin and KRILLA. Check them out for sure. All that can be pretty tiring I’d imagine. How do you unwind in your spare time? I go to the gym twice a day almost every day, I like boxing quite a bit, as well as flat ground skateboarding. On Sundays whenever I’m in town, I play in an organized wood bat adult baseball league (not softball). I also enjoy cooking my weekly meal preps, hanging out with my dog Bandit, and I frickin’ love playing video games — especially when any of my boys are online. (Mike w/ TYNAN) Favorite festival? Venue? I have a lot of favorite festivals, but I have to say my all-time favorite is EDC Las Vegas because it’s the one where even I’ll go and disappear into the crowd sometimes to just enjoy the event. My favorite venue is NOA Beach Club in Croatia. That place is nuts. How do you see the bass music scene unfolding in the next five years? Positive growth? I view bass music as something that’ll remain having dedicated fans in a similar way as to how a lot of the metal acts that are worth tickets are still going. There’s a strong sense of fan loyalty in the bass community and I really like that a lot.

(TYNAN in China – Photo: @mikelisanti)

Favorite food? Movie? Bath soap? Travel spot? Favorite food by far is pizza (I just can’t eat it that much or I’ll gain weight). Favorite live action movie is City Of God and my favorite animated movie is COCO. Favorite bath soap is charcoal and clean body wash by AXE. Favorite travel spot to date is Morocco for sure. North Africa is so sick.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Industry Spotlight: Mike Lisanti [Warpath Group]

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New Location Of Lightning In A Bottle 2019 Uncovered

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 18:16

Yesterday, Lightning in a Bottle announced that the festival would be moving dates and location in 2019. The festival will now be held on May 8th – 13th, but the location was not officially announced in the statement to fans. However, some enterprising and sleuthful attendees managed to find a proposal for a temporary event permit to Kern County naming the festival.

If the proposal remains permanent — which we expect it to — LiB’s new home in 2019 will be at Buena Vista Park, just outside of Bakersfield in central California. And, yes, it will have a lake.

The proposal submits for over 1,000 acres of land, with an on-site attendance of 20,000-25,000. It goes on to specify three main stages and four supplementary stages, in addition to “entertainment and vendor areas, security and medical stations and a production center.”

Set up for the festival is expected to begin April 17 if all goes smoothly. You can read the whole proposal below, and catch up on LiB’s announcement here.

 

Photo via Jessica Bernstein Photography

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: New Location Of Lightning In A Bottle 2019 Uncovered

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Toto’s “Africa” Will Play On Repeat In African Desert For All Eternity Thanks To This Art Installation

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:24

From its place in an episode of Scrubs to finally being covered by Weezer, Toto’s 1982 smash hit “Africa” probably has a longer shelf life than the band ever anticipated.

Now, thanks to an art installation from Namibian-German artist Max Siedentopf, it has the potential to live on forever. Siedentopf was inspired by the song’s recent resurgence in popularity (that is, more than it already was), and created a monument to its timelessness.

Writes NPR, “Siedentopf installed Toto Forever late last December while back home with his family in Namibia. Six speakers are placed atop individual plinths and attached to an MP3 player that contains only the song; the entire thing is powered by solar energy with the promise that it will run ‘for all eternity.'”

Of course, that’s if the hot sun and scratchy sand doesn’t cause irreparable damage to the speakers and/or MP3 player first.

“I was very intrigued by this and wanted to pay the song the ultimate homage and physically exhibit ‘Africa’ in Africa,” Siedentopf told NPR. “The Namibian desert — which is, with 55 million years, the oldest desert in the world — seemed to be the perfect spot for this.”

As for the location of the installation, all that’s known is that it’s somewhere in the Namib Desert. The desert itself is 31,274 sq mi, so good luck if you ever try to find it.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Toto’s “Africa” Will Play On Repeat In African Desert For All Eternity Thanks To This Art Installation

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New Leak Reveals All Three iPhoneXI Models & Max’s Triple-Camera System

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 14:32

The forthcoming iPhoneXI has allegedly leaked and it seems as though Apple is putting most of its focus on camera lenses this time around. But is that enough to keep mobile users interested?

Apple is expected to, for the fist time ever, utilize a triple rear camera especially for its Max model. The prospected lenses offer a setup to capture moments like no other device on the market. Some are calling the new triple-threat camera game-changing.

According to tech guru Ben Geskin, “WSJ: High-end (Max) will feature triple camera system. XS successor will remain with two, XR successor also with dual camera.”

WSJ: High-end #iPhoneXI (Max) will feature triple camera system. XS successor will remain with two, XR successor also with dual camera. pic.twitter.com/oSrGAXyVv5

— Ben Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) January 11, 2019

There are mixed reviews on the design of the new iPhone, as always. According to Forbes, iPhone XI is currently at the Engineering Validation Test (EVT) stage — which means the design has yet to be finalized. However, the render below will give you an idea of what Apple is going for.

What do you think?

2019 iPhone XI Renders

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: New Leak Reveals All Three iPhoneXI Models & Max’s Triple-Camera System

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