Dimitri Vegas, of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, has long been vocal about his love for video games. Now, the duo have officially announced the creation of their own e-sports organisation, Smash Esports.
Smash Esports will kick off by launching their CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) team, which is a first-person shooter game where strategy is key. In a bid to source a new home for their team the new CS:GO outfit, who previously played under the NoChance banner, immediately felt the connection and vision that Smash e-sports offers and which is in line with their own long-term strategic goals of future success and increased global reach. The CS:GO team has been playing with the following players since April 2019:
After venturing into CS:GO, the organisation is looking to achieve growth with adding new gaming titles such as Fortnite, League of legends, etc. Aside from the gaming aspect, the organisation will also be productive in social influencing/entertainment, lifestyle and talent agency activities.
“I’m incredibly excited by this new adventure,” says Dimitri. “Anyone who knows me, or follows me online, will know that I’m a dedicated gamer. Although I’ve committed my life to music, gaming was there from my earliest memory. So, to be able to formulate this organisation and turn a dream of mine into a reality within the e-sports world is a project I am 100% committed on. We’re going to do some truly amazing things in the world of e-sports with this organisation!”
“We are very happy to finally be making this news official,” adds Nick Royaards, with Smash the Records and manager for DV&LM. “It has been one of our long-term goals for some time. We’ve had several dealings in the e-sports world already, most recently appearing in a special Mortal Kombat competition, and the guys providing a track for the new Mortal Kombat 11. So this latest announcement further cements our place within the gaming world, with much more to come in the proceeding months.”
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike launch their own e-sports organization
ZHU has been on an absolute roll in 2019, releasing one powerful collaboration after another. First this year, he put out “Mi Rumba” with Sofi Tukker. Then just recently, he dropped “Man’s First Inhibition” with NGHTMRE. Now, he’s back again and working with The Bloody Beetroots on “Zoning.”
The pounding, rhythmic tune plays to the strengths of both artists, with ZHU’s deep house and Bloody Beetroots’ textured guitar riffs pulsing through the speakers. With ZHU’s inimitable vocals added to the mix, it’s a wonderful maelstrom of sound that draws you in with ease.
“Working with ZHU was a rather mysterious experience that led us to write a song that brought together our different musical influences. It was definitely a journey,” says The Bloody Beetroots.
Listen to “Zoning” below.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: ZHU & The Bloody Beetroots Release Monster Collaboration “Zoning”
Swedish House Mafia are giving back to their fans in the best possible way — with lifetime “access all areas” passes.
As the group’s website states, 33 lifetime AAA passes will be given out to celebrate Swedish House Mafia’s epic reunion and undying dedication of their fans. These passes are as good as gold, giving winners lifetime access to future shows, custom merch, and other special promotions and events.
Submitting is easy, all you have to do is fill in a basic online form. Include your name, email, country, and write a note to Swedish House Mafia here to enter. The deadline is September 13th and winners will be announced on the website September 20th.
“We see you, we hear you, we love you. Thank you.”
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Swedish House Mafia Are Giving Away Lifetime AAA Passes & Here’s How to Enter
It has now been fifty weeks since Marshmello and Bastille hit the top of the Dance/Electronic Music chart on Billboard and they show no signs of slowing down!
While “shows no signs of slowing down” is a bit of a lazy epithet in musical journalistic writing, it bears considerable truth in this case. “Happier” now holds a commanding record at the top of the chart after it was held by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey’s “The Middle” (33 weeks at No. 1 in 2018) in May.
It gets even more astounding – “Happier” is now only the fifth song in the history of the Billboard genre songs charts to reach 50 weeks at top. The others being —
61 weeks, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail),” Hillsong UNITED, 2013-16, Hot Christian Songs
58 weeks, “You Say,” Lauren Daigle, 2018-19, Hot Christian Songs
56 weeks, “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, 2017-18, Hot Latin Songs
50 weeks, “Happier,” Marshmello & Bastille, 2018-19, Hot Dance/Electronic Songs
50 weeks, “Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, 2017-18, Hot Country Songs
“Happier” is also approaching one billion plays on Spotify, which will make it the producer’s first to pass that mark.View this post on Instagram
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Marshmello & Bastille’s “Happier” Now At 50 Weeks Straight At Top Of Billboard Chart
Audien is back since his last single released back in March. On his latest track featuring Nevve called “Buzzing,” the 27 year-old producer delivers a progressive house anthem reminiscent of what shot him into stardom while serving as a single to his upcoming debut album and headlining tour.
On the latest single from Audien, the Connecticut native brings his blend of catchy melodies and rhapsodic synths as the main ingredients. But layered seamlessly with the instrumental are the creamy smooth vocals provided by Nevve. The way the light piano-key strokes build in sync with Nevve words of affection resonate in an exultant manner. It is incredibly reminiscent of the power he packed in some of his older hits such as “Iris” or his remix of “Pompeii” by Bastille. For old and new fans to Audien, “Buzzing” is a progressive house earworm that will slip listeners deep into their most jubilant emotions.
In the last year, Audien has released the singles “Favorite Sound” with Echosmith and “Rollercoaster” with Liam O’Donnell. But unlike some of his previous releases, these recent additions to his discography appear to signal that a debut album from the young artist is coming soon. This news also includes the announcement of his debut headlining ESCAPISM Tour which kicks off this November with stops in the biggest cities in North America such as Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Chicago, and more.
Make sure to check out the new single “Buzzing” from Audien and Nevve. Make sure to also check the dates on Audien’s upcoming ESCAPISM Tour and grab tickets here.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Audien Revives Progressive House on “Buzzing” with Nevve [+ Tour Details]
Whether you’re a music video fanatic, or a casual peruser of YouTube in general, you have most likely heard about the young girl from Australia who goes by the name Zheani. The recent news and attention surrounding her interactions with South African based group Die Antword have propelled her into YouTube fame, and spurred definite curiosity over just what this girl is all about.
With this latest release, “LULU,” Zheani comes out swinging. The video, with its vibrant animation and colorful optimism, is a seemingly direct counter-response to the draining and pressurized drama surrounding the DA situation. She commented to this point saying:
“I believe it is absolutely crucial to show strength in the face of adversity but putting my creative energy into a positive artwork like LULU is perhaps a way of tricking the matrix, so to speak.”
The track breeds a happy-go-lucky atmosphere, which is an interesting background for the often raw and super truthful lyrics the rapper is known for. Its charismatic and almost jubilant tone are enhanced with stimulating 3D visuals, and create a fun and lighthearted viewing, proving that she is staying above all the DA nonsense, and forging forward just doing her thing.
“The track is empowering, encouraging listeners to look inside themselves and discover their hidden magic.”
Check it out below.
As with anything, dubstep has its poles. On the one hand, you have Excision, Zomboy, Virtual Riot and the like who push a harder, more visceral sound. On the other, you have The Others, Truth, any of the artists on Sub.Mission, and more who go the deeper, more soulful route. Neither is inherently better or “more dubstep” than the other, but the existence of both is a sort of yin and yang affair.
On the deep end of the spectrum, CharlesTheFirst x tiedye ky have just put out their new song “Love & Enemies.”
The song begins slow and fanciful, with delicately strummed guitar and an atmospheric array of synths that seem to just float around everything else. It’s a delightful little misdirection before the heavy bass kicks in, only punctuated by the occasional percussion — there’s no screeching synths or even really melody to speak of, allowing the bass to carry you through the song like a thick, murky river.
What little melody the song utilizes is expertly mixed in like a brief respite. And it is brief, as the bass once again surges forth.
Oddly enough, my favorite part of the song isn’t the bass or the melody, it’s actually just that one singular snare toward the final moments of the song… as everything else fades away and becomes quieter, that one snare remains, loud and reverberating as if coming from deep within a cave. I’m not sure what it is, but listening to that one snare with headphones on just puts me at ease.
Hopefully you can find your own favorite element of the song — surely enough there’s plenty to dissect. Listen to “Love & Enemies” from CharlesTheFirst x tiedye ky below.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: CharlesTheFirst x tiedye ky Drop Heavy Wobbles On “Love & Enemies”
Zedd and Gordon Ramsay collaborated on a breakfast sandwich and the whole thing is captured as part of the famous chef’s own series, Scrambled. In this episode, they prepare a delicious looking meal whilst chatting about producing, cooking (obviously), and more.
As one of the biggest DJ/producers in the world, Zedd has collaborated with everyone from Katy Perry to Shawn Mendes, from Selena Gomez to Aloe Blacc. However, teaming up with a celebrity chef has to be a first. The two have great chemistry and even better conversation in the kitchen.
So how does the breakfast sandwich turn out? We’re not going to give it all away just yet — but Zedd says it’s the best one he’s ever made, by default.
Watch below and learn how to make a breakfast fit for these champions!Zedd x Gordon Ramsay
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Watch As Zedd Remixes A Breakfast Sandwich with Gordon Ramsay
Bass music these days has become a bit more homogeneous than it used to be. Back in 2013, tracks were either trap, dubstep, future bass, or whatever else. Now, elements of everything bleed into each other, tracks will have two different drops, dubstep is being made at 150 now instead of 140, it’s a free for all.
That being said, if you’ve been missing some pure trap vibes, Dirty Audio & Cappa have the answer for you with “Bottle The Feeling.” It’s probably not the trap that you remember from when guys like Luminox, Hucci, Keys N Krates and others were championing the burgeoning genre, but it more than does the trick.
“Bottle The Feeling” is a short and sweet tune that doesn’t leave much space for nonsense. It gets right to the point and it does it dirty. Plenty of 808s and snares give this a classic vibe while Cappa’s vocals offer up a bit more of that future bass sound, at least a little. But once you get to the drop, it’s straight trap.
Check out the tune below, out now via Thrive Music!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Dirty Audio & Cappa Take It Back To The Trap Days With “Bottle The Feeling”
White Claw is too popular for its own good…
The hard seltzer brand has officially confirmed a nationwide shortage across the United States, as supply simply can’t keep up with demand. The insane popularity of the alcoholic beverage is far beyond what the company could have anticipated.
Sanjiv Gajiwala, White Claw’s senior vice president of marketing spoke to CNN Business about the shortage. “We are working around the clock to increase supply given the rapid growth in consumer demand,” he said. “White Claw has accelerated faster than anyone could have predicted.”
White Claw sales have skyrocketed year over year, growing 283% to $327.7 million in July. Over the week of July 4 alone, the brand saw a 200% increase, according to Nielsen data.
Claw is the law… until it runs out.
Source: CNN Business
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: America Loves White Claw So Much That It’s Running Out
Consistency is key and Velvo is keeping the hitters coming at a steady pace. The latest, his new single “FCK THT” featuring Yury, goes harder than we’ve ever heard him before — and we’re here for it.
“FCK THT” is slow and intentional, with heavy bass, rapid hats, and beatsy vocal delivery from Yury. The verses hold their own against the intensity of the drops, which exhibit fierce trap energy. The drops, however, are where the production really bares its teeth.
In a few short years, Velvo has proven he can produce pretty much anything with an edge. The producer sets himself apart by blending elements of bass, trap, jersey, and more to shape his own enticing creations. This one here though, we’re calling gangster trap.
It’s a stark contrast from the producer’s recent release “TIME” featuring 7AE. Listen to the difference here.
“FCK THT” is out now.Velvo – FCK THT feat. Yury
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Velvo’s New Single “FCK THT” feat. Yury Is A Beast [LISTEN]
The German duo Martin Mix and NVCTS are bringing the long hot summer to a close with the awesome single ‘The Floor Is The Ceiling.’ Drawing on musical influences from the likes of Robin Schulz and Tujamo, the guys are striking out on 2Dutch with this epic sound.
With a beautiful female pop vocal and some shimmering melodies providing a glossy dance floor finish, this track is keeping the sunshine going that little bit longer.
They say: “It was created last winter and the longing for summer and warmth is reflected in it. We were looking for a good catchy vocal and turned to a female singer, who wrote and sang a great topline for us.
Together with a good-mood melody we are happy to have the release in September, because the song not only beautifies the rest of the summer, but also brings us through autumn and winter in good spirits. It’s a cool commercial dance pop record.”
Check it out here!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Martin Mix & NVCTS – The Floor Is The Ceiling
Breaking through the silence and sounding epic via RCA is Sylvain Armand, who is fast becoming a highly prolific DJ and producer. Based in Sweden and having opened for Swedish House Mafia on their Ibiza reunion show this summer, Armand now brings out ‘Silence.’
A reworking of a classic dance anthem, you can hear the vibrant musicality in his production from the off, and there is set to be a remix bundle following this release. Sharing his thoughts on the record, Armand says: “Silence was one of the first dance records I fell in love with. I promised myself I would do everything possible during my career to be able to rework that song. But having so much respect for the original, I said I wouldn’t do it until I found the perfect singer. And then I met Carl Falk and Dhani Lenevald, who introduced me to Sofia Karlberg. The first second we got in the studio, I knew it was her.”
Check out ‘Silence,’ with stunning vocals from Sofia Karlberg, here.
Moe Shalizi, founder of the The Shalizi Group, management for Marshmello, Jauz, Ghastly, Slushii, Ookay, and more, announced today that they’ve just added their newest client to their roster: Alesso.
The newest signing marks another huge acquisition from the growing management firm and a huge Top 100 artist in their arsenal.View this post on Instagram
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To mark the occasion, Alesso has also dropped a new tune today with another Shalizi Group artist, SUMR CAMP. “In The Middle” is a sultry house tune that opts to groove rather than stun. You won’t see pyro or fireworks going off when this drops, but you’ll surely see people dancing like mad. The repetitive vocal easily gets stuck in your head and the melody is absolutely undeniable. Listen below.
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Alesso Signs With Shalizi Group & Drops New Single, “In The Middle”
The inaugural Tomorrowland Winter earlier this year in the Alpe d’Huez in France set a standard for snowy, mountaintop festivals across the world — not that there are that many in the first place. With sets from many of Tomorrowland’s mainstays like Armin van Buuren, DJ Snake, Martin Garrix & more, it was surely an experience to remember.
Now for its second year in 2020, Tomorrowland has announced the theme and it’s one that many will be familiar with: The Book Of Wisdom.
The Book Of Wisdom returned to Tomorrowland this past July after its debut in 2012 for the festival’s 15th anniversary and wowed the crowd once again. Now it makes its way to the winter paradise…
Dear People of Tomorrow,
The moment has come to introduce you to an unread chapter. Hidden in The Book of Wisdom lies a remarkable episode. Enter the gate and discover this magnificent tale. Prepare for an undiscovered frozen chapter of Tomorrowland: The Book of Wisdom – The Frozen Chapter.
Tomorrowland Winter will once again take place in Alpe d’Huez, from March 14-21, 2020. Pre-registrations are open now at tomorrowland.com.
Pre-registration is necessary if you want to be in with a chance of actually buying a ticket for the festival.
Ticket sales will take place on September 14 for the seven-day passes and on September 21 for the four-day passes.
Watch the announcement trailer below.
Dear People of Tomorrow, The moment has come to introduce you to an unread chapter. Hidden in The Book of Wisdom lies a remarkable episode. Enter the gate and discover this magnificent tale. Prepare for an undiscovered frozen chapter of Tomorrowland: The Book of Wisdom – The Frozen Chapter.
Posted by Tomorrowland Winter on Friday, September 6, 2019
Photo via RUDGR for Tomorrowland Winter
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: The Book of Wisdom Travels To Tomorrowland Winter in 2020
It’s a special thing when the musicality, melody, harmony and lyricism all reach a high level on a tack. This is just the case with the latest Goodluck release, ‘Dear Future Me’. This track is an exciting collaboration with Netherlands based musician, Jonas Kroeper. Who teamed up with the South African band for a short writing session in 2018. Combining the production styles of both artists has resulted in a refreshing blend of African elements with a strong pop sound that is immediately held together by the effortless voice of GoodLuck’s Jules.
The lyrics in Dear Future Me have been crafted to remind us just how disconnected we have become from one another. How frantic our lives are, and just how little time we give to being present with each other and perhaps most importantly, ourselves. It is the nostalgic link back to when we were young and carefree that makes this song so powerful – the visceral call to remember how to let go of all the worries we carry around with us every day.
“These lyrics are very personal to me, my priorities were very messed up for a while as I struggled to balance my career and my personal life. I know this is a modern day human problem that we all struggle with. So I wrote a letter to myself, as if I was 11 years old. I remembered a time before all the pressure and the deadlines… and I wanted to remind myself not to lose that part of me.” says Jules Harding.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Goodluck Drop Another Happy Up-Beat Conscious Anthem
Ryan Fish, known as Everfish, is a San Francisco-based melodic bass producer bringing a cinematic feel to his work, and builds stories that are both epic and personal. His music brings listeners on a journey, and he has already explored a multitude of genres and styles in his first few releases. He is introducing himself to the world via his debut EP, Odyssey.
Out September 27, Odyssey is a six-song, multi-genre electronic EP that, true to form, is cinematic in scope, and goes through epic overtures to tell one story: two lovers going to war together. The genres of the EP include Melodic Bass/Dubstep, Psy-Trance, elements of Rock, and Orchestral. Vocal performances are by Melissa R. Kaplan and Nathan Giguiere, and guitar played by Daniel Gilbert. All music and lyrics were written by Ryan Fish.
Check out ‘Avrio’, the latest single off of the EP, a sweepingly cinematic orchestral journey of a track that showcases Everfish’s beautifully detailed and impactful production style.
To celebrate the release of his EP, Everfish will be playing 1015 Folsom in San Francisco opening for Boombox Cartel on Friday, September 13.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Everfish Releases Emotional & Ethereal Anthem, ‘Aviro’
Wooli is on an absolute roll and no one can convince me otherwise. In the past 12 months, he’s put out collabs with Snails, Seven Lions & Trivecta, and Seven Lions & Excision. He’s sold out headlining shows around the country and played the biggest festivals. Now he’s going one step further and joining Excision on a full collaborative EP, dropping next Friday, September 13.
We’re not sure yet how many tracks will be on the release, but honestly, we’re happy with whatever we’re going to get. Pre-save and pre-order Excision and Wooli’s Evolution EP across platforms here.
Stoked to announce the Evolution EP with Wooli is dropping Friday the 13th! Hit smarturl.it/Evolution_EP to pre-save!!
Posted by Excision on Thursday, September 5, 2019
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Excision & Wooli Officially Reveal Collaborative EP, ‘Evolution’ [WATCH]
The Avicii Tribute Concert for Mental Health Awareness was just officially announced this past Tuesday, with everyone from David Guetta, Kygo, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Laidback Luke and Nicky Romero to Aloe Blacc, Adam Lambert, Rita Ora and more set to perform in the legend’s memory.
The event went on sale this morning and, according to reports, sold out (55,000 tickets) in just 30 minutes.
Hardly a surprise, the Avicii concert is set to take place December 5th in the producer’s hometown of Stockholm, Sweden at Friends Arena.
“It’s overwhelming, difficult to take in,” Avicii’s father Klas Bergling said in a statement regarding the sell out. “I’m so grateful for all the people who want to share this special evening with us.”
Proceeds will go to the Tim Bergling Foundation. More info here.
via Billboard | Photo via Sean Eriksson
It’s hard to believe, but Louis The Child and Whethan have never collaborated — until now. Out today is a Wafia’s debut single on Atlantic Records, “Hurts,” featuring both Louis The Child and Whethan.
Make no mistake, at the end of the day, this is still a Wafia tune. That being said, the production from both parties is clearly present and blissful.
Wafia says that she initially invited Whethan to lay down some ideas for the track after it was written, but later felt that Louis The Child would be a perfect addition. Wafia, of course, is featured on Louis The Child’s megahit “Better Not,” so the decision was a natural one.
“We were so excited to collaborate with two of our favorite people, Wafia and Whethan.” says Louis The Child, “We hope you love it as much as we do.”
Whethan says of the collab, “It’s a homie track. It was an opportunity to be able to come together with friends and make music. Both Wafia and Louis The Child are like family, so this one means a lot to me.”
We’re still waiting for the day of a true Louis The Child & Whethan collaboration, but this is more than satisfactory for the time being. Listen to and watch the video for “Hurts” below.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Wafia Teams Up For New Song With Louis The Child & Whethan, “Hurts”