There are a lot of albums still to look forward to this year: Illenium, Kayzo, DJ Snake, Joyryde, and more. Among them is the debut album from Vancouver native Ekali, who became one of our breakout artists of 2018.
Ekali’s album has been in development for some time, and looked forward to by fans for perhaps longer, but we’re finally starting the rollout this week. As Ekali already teased, he’s dropping new music this week. What he revealed yesterday, however, is that it is finally the first song off the album.
The album is yet untitled and we have very little information about it other than “it is coming,” so this Friday should hopefully provide some much needed context to the whole project.
Until Friday… stay tuned.
Just a reminder that my first song off the album comes out this Friday
— Ekali (@EkaliMusic) July 7, 2019
Photo via @jacobcrawfordfilm
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Ekali Teases First Track From His Album Coming Out This Friday
Madeon is set to release the second single from Good Faith this coming Friday, but fans everywhere will be able to hear it two days early. How, you ask? On Wednesday, Beats 1 on Apple will debut a new radio show called Good Faith Radio with all things Madeon.
The French producer made the announcement this morning: “HEY! I’m gonna have my own show : Good Faith Radio on Beats 1. I’m pretty thrilled about it!” Same here, Hugo.
Electronic music fans have always been enthralled with the concept of Madeon. From his beginnings as a launchpad/mashup DJ to his now legendary status among producers and performers the world over, to his creative mythos he’s created with his debut Adventure album to the new world he’s creating with Good Faith, there’s a lot to delve into. Now, we have one more piece of the puzzle.
Tune in Wednesday at 11am PT to Beats 1 to hear Madeon’s new single “Dream Dream Dream” as well as some of his other favorite things.
HEY! I’m gonna have my own show : Good Faith Radio on Beats 1.
I’m pretty thrilled about it! pic.twitter.com/Rg7tELQqGh
— Madeon (@madeon) July 8, 2019
It’s a space I want us to share, I want to introduce you to my favorite things and showcase some of the amazing music and art you create.
The first episode airs THIS Wednesday at 11am PT.
I’ll be playing my new single Dream Dream Dream.
— Madeon (@madeon) July 8, 2019
Photo credit: Jack McKain
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Madeon Debuting “Good Faith Radio” This Wednesday With New Single
Whipped Cream has already established herself as a powerful artist to reckon with, even before she closed out the circuitGROUNDS stage at EDC this year. Moving forward, she now has the opportunity — as so many artists have before her — to bring others up with her on her ascent. LICK is already showing promise on his own, but teaming up with Whipped Cream on “The Greatest” will surely do wonders for them both.
Of course, it helps when the music itself lives up to the names presenting it. Naming a track “The Greatest” is obviously a bit of a risk if it isn’t, but the combo of Whipped Cream x LICK hits a perfect niche between midtempo and techno. Pounding bass and a glitchy atmosphere make up the first half, while the second gets a bit groovier with more bounce.
It’s a creative and unique tune that’ll surely flex on the speakers wherever it gets played out. Check out “The Greatest” from Whipped Cream and LICK, out now on Deadbeats, below.
Just recently, Spotify announced the platform will not move forward with its direct upload beta system for artists. Fear not — because SoundCloud is here to save the day!
SoundCloud’s accusation of Repost Network means artists will have the power to distribute their own releases. With this, SoundCloud will be able to offer creators “seamless upstream” to Repost Network’s invite-only tools and services. Streaming distribution, analytics, content protection and more at the artist’s fingertips.
In a statement, SoundCloud’s Chief Operating Officer Michael Weissman expands:
There are more than 20 million audio creators on SoundCloud, and we know building audiences and earning income from streaming are critical to them. SoundCloud’s focus is to build more tools and services to solve those needs. We’ve built the foundation with our SoundCloud Premier program and our recently launched distribution product, and today we are taking another step forward. The acquisition of Repost Network will meaningfully move SoundCloud forward as we build the most comprehensive set of tools to help creators build their careers. We welcome the Repost Network team to SoundCloud and are excited about what we will build together.
Jeff Ponchick, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Repost Network adds:
Our mission is to help artists make a living through their audiences online, and by joining the SoundCloud family we can help even more emerging artists take the next step in their career, earn more revenue and be heard by more fans.
At the end of this month, Spotify will cease the acceptance of new uploads through Spotify for Artists. Users must migrate their music to other distributors over this month to avoid any gaps and keep play counts intact. This is a mandatory step to ensure that your music isn’t completely absent from the platform.
More on Spotify’s changes here.SoundCloud – Upload Your Music
Here for all creators since day one.
— SoundCloud (@SoundCloud) July 1, 2019
Press Release: SoundCloud
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: SoundCloud Acquires Repost Network To Ease Music Distribution
Avicii has achieved his first posthumous No. 1 with “SOS” featuring Aloe Blacc. The song just recently made its way to the top of Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart, dated for July 6, 2019.
The leading track from Avicii’s latest album TIM has also appeared on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay at No. 1, Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs at No. 2, Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales at No. 3 and the iconic Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 6.
This is the 7th time the producer has achieved No. 1 status on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart. The first was for his hit “Collide” with Leona Lewis, before “Levels” took over soon after in 2011.
Check out all of Avicii’s No. 1 achievements on this list and listen to “SOS” below.Avicii’s No. 1s – Billboard Dance Club Songs
“Collide” (Leona Lewis / Avicii, 2011, one week at No. 1)
“I Could Be The One” (Avicii vs Nicky Romero, 2013)
“Wake Me Up!” (two weeks, 2013)
“Hey Brother” (2014)
“Addicted To You” (2014)
“SOS” (feat. Aloe Blacc, 2019)
via Billboard | Photo via Sean Eriksson
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Avicii Hits No. 1 On Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart with “SOS” ft. Aloe Blacc
A new study suggests that the use of ecstasy and other similar drugs may increase the risk of valvular heart disease.
The researchers conducted a meta-analysis and discovered an association between serotonergic activity and cardiac valvular pathology. The findings, outlined in Heart, suggested that 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, aka MDMA aka ecstasy or “molly,” could potentially increase the odds of valvular heart disease. In addition, any medications which increased serotonin and/or dopamine levels posed similar negative replications.
Jacqueline H. Fortier, MSc, and colleagues at University of Ottawa Heart Institute in Canada concluded: “The link between certain medications and valvular pathologies has been well established in the literature. Evidence from the basic and translational sciences has indicated that these medications may exert their effect through serotonergic pathways.”
“There was a consistent, significant relationship between certain medications and heart valve disease, including serotonergic medications and dopaminergic medications.”
Read the full study via Health here.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: STUDY: Use of MDMA & Similar Drugs May Increase Risk of Valvular Heart Disease
An Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1 is a major honor for any artist. Only the top tier artists, the true visionaries and pioneers of their craft are invited to spin on those hallowed decks for two hours. Soon, Rezz will add her name to that list of esteemed artists.
The Essential Mix offers artists the opportunity to really dive into their sound and explore new and old influences. It gives them a platform to be endlessly creative while also providing a wholly unique challenge in mixing a 2-hour selection of music.
With her Beyond The Senses EP due out July 24, Rezz will certainly have plenty of material to pull from — as she reveals in the announcement, the mix will be all original music. It’s perhaps something that actually could not have happened until now, but what a stellar time to do it.
Stay tuned for this one and Rezz’s new EP soon!
I’m Working on a 2 hr BBC radio mix with all original music
Both old stuff & new
— Rezz (@OfficialRezz) July 8, 2019
Around the time of the ep release ,>:D
— Rezz (@OfficialRezz) July 8, 2019
Photo via Rukes.com
Swedish House Mafia Drop New Merch & Fans Are Trashing It Hard
It always seems like Swedish House Mafia’s “epic” reunion tour is one step forward and two steps back. After a grueling promotional campaign over which they announced more than a dozen shows (and none in the US), they’ve still yet to release any new music and are relying purely on nostalgia for ticket sales.
I suppose if something ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But it’s a huge disservice to Swedish House Mafia fans, in my opinion.
Now, the group has dropped a new shirt as part of their merch line and it’s getting a lot of mixed reactions from fans. Resembling the metal band designs of the ’80s, with bold lettering, plenty of red & fire and lightning, the shirt is selling for €40. Of course the die hards copped them immediately, but plenty of people aren’t so eager to bite into the hype.
— Swedish House Mafia (@swedishousemfia) July 6, 2019
See some of the responses below.
— Ross Goldenberg (@rsg1294) July 6, 2019
It looks like knockoff merch that some homeless guy would try selling outside the venue
— Ross Goldenberg (@rsg1294) July 6, 2019
This is the shit you walk past at a street market, without even looking at it!
— Grov (@treeckortreat) July 6, 2019
Can you guys just try to release some music? Thanks.
— Steve Angello TR. (@AngelloTR) July 6, 2019
Fire whoever said these shirts looked good
— Alex (@lexdsny) July 6, 2019
Those designs are ugly as fuck
— 。 (@Ashmydz) July 6, 2019
Image by Hannes Soderlund
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Swedish House Mafia Drop New Merch & Fans Are Trashing It Hard
Ben Pearce had a relative hit on his hands when he put out “Fireproof” featuring Tayla earlier this year. With a unique take on melodic house, Pearce hit a niche that still hasn’t been appropriately explored. Now, Ten Ven puts his own unique spin on the track with a more pure house-leaning cut.
You can hear the influence from the first drum loop in the introduction, slowly leading to more intricately woven elements: a hi hat here, a backing synth there, a subtle clap behind the snare, etc. By the time Tayla’s vocals finally come in, “Fireproof” has been transformed into a late-night, groovy dancefloor weapon.
“I’ve been a long-time fan of Ben’s work. He has been consistently putting out great records for a while now. I jumped at the chance to remix his new single. I loved the original and was able to put my own twist on the vocal as well as adding a heads-down dub for good measure.” – Ten Ven
Check out Ten Ven’s remix of “Fireproof” from Ben Pearce below!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Ben Pearce – Fireproof (ft. Tayla) (Ten Ven Remix)
Young Goats is certainly a name that’s on-trend with the current slang and honestly for their unique vibe, this duo of LA transplants might be on track to actually be the GOAT. In their first LP Goat Life vol. 1, rapper/producers Young Suave and Goatey are just improving on the already innovative sound established in their earlier EPs, No Support and Young Goats, combining melodic trap-style lyrical flows, dancehall reggae and EDM rhythms.
It’s not a new concept, combining reggae, hip hop and EDM but the way Young Goats have approached it in Goat Life vol. 1 is what makes them unique. First of all, the island dancehall influence is much deeper here than in many other mashup styles and it’s woven into bass house beats in tracks like “Beautiful” and “Gaze On” so seamlessly that the transitions between dancehall and house are undetectable. It hearkens back to the reggae/dance mashups in the late 90s and early 00s with a good dose of modern hip hop and R&B as well.
Another thing unique about the album and Young Goats’ style is the way that despite the music being quite pop and uplifting, many of the tracks manage to keep that hard hip hop and trap edge. “Welcome to Goat Life,” “Dubai for the Weekend” and “Only Need You” are good examples of where Suave and Goatey are able to intersect their melodic style with their more trap/heavy hip hop style.
It’s the Bone Thugs n’ Harmony phenomenon: Young Goats have found a way to combine really beautiful melodies and harmony with legitimate rap skills to make something that somehow embodies both. Young Goats are decidedly more positive than Bone Thugs, however, and their flows are just as articulate. No matter how fast they go, there is no mumble rap here.
There are almost too many crossovers to count with Young Goats’ style but all put together it makes sense. Working almost all on their own, Young Suave and Goatey have put together this polished, fun album which pushes past all the genres that define it. EDM, dancehall and hip hop have all been improved by the entrance of Young Goats into the music scene. It’s only a matter of time before they’re on big festivals and big radio. There really is something for everyone in Goat Life.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: New Artist Spotlight: Young Goats Add EDM to Trap and Reggae for a Unique Hip Hop Experience [Video]
In a press release shared earlier this year, Live Nation laid out its sustainability goals for the foreseeable future as part of a coalition called Green Nation. These goals would affect all Live Nation venues, clubs, theaters, and festivals.
According to the release, Live Nation will:
– Deliver a 50% reduction in scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030
– End sale of single-use plastics at all owned and operated venues and events by 2021
– Work to reduce or eliminate the use of fossil fuels where possible and pursue a low-carbon economy by sourcing renewable energy
– Aim for our offices, venues and events to be zero waste to landfill and achieve a 50% (or higher) material recovery rate by 2030
– Work with partners and sponsors toward shared sustainability goals
– Transparently track, measure, and share adherence to our charter
“Hosting over 35,000 concerts and festivals each year, Live Nation has the opportunity and responsibility to provide our artists and fans with a live music experience that protects our planet,” said Michael Rapino, President and CEO, Live Nation Entertainment. “The adverse effects of climate change are undeniable, and we want to use our place on the world stage to be part of the solution. Together our concerts, venues, festivals, and offices around the world are setting new sustainability standards for live events.”
Live Nation had already banned plastic straws from events like Coachella and Stagecoach in 2018 as part of a collaboration with the For A Strawless Ocean campaign. These new goals will see that same commitment to the environment expanded across all Live Nation properties.
You can read the full charter here.
H/T River Beats | Photo courtesy of Coachella
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Live Nation Sets Sustainability Goals, Including End Of Single-Use Plastics By 2021
Mariah Carey just accepted the #BottleCapChallenge — and completely shut it down in the process.
The viral video frenzy took off recently, thanks to MMA fighters and celebrities including John Mayer, Ellie Goulding and Diplo. All of which show off their best roundhouse kick for the camera and knock off a bottle cap in the process, as seen in the videos here. Marshmello has mastered the most graceful #BottleCapChallenge fail, by the way.
Now, the rest of the #BottleCapChallenge videos seem like child’s play compared to that of pop diva Mariah Carey. The star appears to square up before psyching out the camera. Instead of the anticipated roundhouse kick — because that’s been done before — Mariah uses nothing but her voice to send the bottle cap spinning into oblivion. With a single note, she dominates.
We actually had to watch this a few times through, because damn. Everyone knows Mariah has some pipes, but this is seriously next level. Watch below.Mariah Carey Drops Mic On #BottleCapChallenge View this post on Instagram
A post shared by Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey) on Jul 7, 2019 at 9:00am PDT
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Mariah Carey Dominates #BottleCapChallenge Using Only Her Voice
Since last September, Hardwell has been taking a break from shows and touring. “Being Hardwell 24/7 leaves too little energy, love, creativity and attention for my life as a normal person to do so,” he wrote at the time. “This is why I have decided to clear my schedule indefinitely to be completely liberated from targets, interviews, deadlines, release dates, etc.”
Festival lineups across the world have felt a little different without his bold name at the top (though it’s given room to some interesting new headliner combinations, to be certain). But fans at Breda Live in the Netherlands this weekend were given a rare treat as Afrojack brought Hardwell out during his set as a special guest.
While it would be great to believe that this is the sign of a comeback for Hardwell, the fact that the festival was already in the Netherlands — and thus he didn’t have to really travel for it — could mean it was just an appearance out of convenience.
No matter what, it was certainly an unforgettable performance for anyone in attendance. Watch a couple highlight clips below!
— Revealed (@RevealedRecWW) July 6, 2019
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Hardwell Takes A Break From His Hiatus To Join Afrojack Onstage
All the way back in April (wow, it really seems like forever ago, doesn’t it?), Martin Garrix, Macklemore & Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy teamed up for the smash summer hit, “Summer Days.” It’s taken until now for any of them to appear on stage together, but it’s finally happened…
For Main Square Festival in France, the crowd at Garrix’s set were treated to Macklemore coming out as special guest to perform their single. They were both booked to perform the same day of the festival, so the timing just worked out in their favor.
As soon as Macklemore comes out on stage, you can hear the crowd start to go absolutely wild.
Garrix brought his ANIMA production to the festival which definitely amped up the energy — check out the clip below and see some highlights from Martin himself, still hopping around on one leg after his ankle surgery.
— Martin Garrix Nation (@GarrixerNation) July 7, 2019View this post on Instagram
A post shared by Martin Garrix (@martingarrix) on Jul 7, 2019 at 5:42am PDT
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Martin Garrix Brings Out Macklemore At Main Square Festival in France
We simply can’t get enough of Swedish House Mafia — and this is their year.
The dynamic trio just took over Open’er Festival 2019 in epic fashion and below is all the video proof we need. After years apart, Steve Angello, Axwell, and Sebastian Ingrosso have rejoined and regained their stride together. Their instant classic tunes hit just as sweet as ever, as the guys transform their greatest hits with new edits and mashups and captivate crowds across the world.
The Open’er Festival performance is broken down into eight parts, which will automatically play out in order. Video quality is alright — but you can’t beat the music. Let the playlist run through and make your Sunday instantly better.
Coming up, Swedish House Mafia will perform at Ultra Europe, F1 Singapore Grand Prix, and more. Meanwhile, fans are still holding their breaths for a full-fledged stadium tour.
Image by Hannes Soderlund
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: WATCH: Swedish House Mafia LIVE at Open’er Festival in Poland
Five weeks ago, Madeon gave the world “All My Friends,” his first solo original in four years and the first single from his forthcoming project, Good Faith. It’s a brilliant fusion of pop and dance in a way that only he could conjure up, but his next single is coming soon!
The French producer has revealed “DREAM” (or perhaps “Dream Dream Dream” is the caption has any relevance) is out next week with a new teaser on social media. The announcement was shared with a video stating, “NEW SINGLE. NEXT WEEK.”
Part of the announcement does come with a mystery, however. It also says “Listen on ???? ????? ?????” — the meaning of which is unclear, and hasn’t even been brought up in the replies.
Regardless, we’re getting new Madeon next week, so buckle up!
— Madeon (@madeon) July 7, 2019
Arguably two of the most talented producers in the game right now, Eprom and G Jones, have a new track coming out next week and the world is hyped.
G Jones has been crushing it on tour after the release of his debut album The Ineffable Truth last year, but the two actually collaborated on a full EP back in 2017 called Acid Disk. It was unique in that it presented one collaboration between the two of them, and then two additional solo tracks each. “Hysteria” became one of the most lauded bass tracks of the year.
Now, the two are set to do it again —
new music with g jones next week
— eprom (@eprombeats) July 6, 2019
They have a couple of collaborative IDs floating around right now, so we’re not sure which one we’re getting. Not that it matters anyway, we’ll be happy no matter what. Check out “Hysteria” again below if you’ve forgotten what this inimitable pairing can put out.
Photo via aLIVE Coverage for BUKU
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Eprom Announces New Music Out With G Jones Next Week
Kayzo took the stage at FVDED in the Park yesterday in Surrey, BC and fans were in for quite the surprise, as he treated the crowd to a brand new, never-before-heard ID.
The producer took this show as an opportune time to debut his unreleased track. “Cruel Love” has everything we’d hope for in a Kayzo production — emotionally-driven melodies, angsty lyrics, and a whole lot of bass to combat the feels.
Before FVDED, Kayzo had only hinted the words “Cruel Love,” as seen in a tweet here. Thankfully, someone was there to record the premiere — so we know it’s real. And, with pretty stellar audio/video quality might we add.
Kayzo has kept busy in the studio in 2019, most recently teasing a potential collaboration with Illenium.
As for an official release for “Cruel Love” — stay tuned for more info.Kayzo – “Cruel Love” ID
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Kayzo Debuts New Track “Cruel Love” During Festival Performance [WATCH]
A Detroit music festival called AfroFuture is currently facing scrutiny for having its ticket prices reflect differences based on perceived race. While differing ticket prices for men versus women are certainly no stranger to anyone looking to hit up a Miami or Vegas nightclub, prices based on race carry are far less common — but no less troublesome.
The pricing offers lower rates for tickets purchased by “people of color” than it does for “non-people of color.” Early bird tickets for “POC” are $10 and $20 for “Non POC.” Later date pricing tiers offers “POC” tickets for $20 and “Non POC” tickets for $40.
The organizers of the event declined to comment, but pointed to the FAQ section of their event website to explain the difference in pricing. It states, “Why do we have POC (people of color) and NONPOC (white people) tickets? I’m glad you asked! Equality means treating everyone the same. Equity is insuring [sic] everyone has what they need to be successful. Our ticket structure was built to insure [sic] that the most marginalized communities (people of color) are provided with an equitable chance at enjoying events in their own community (black Detroit),” the page said.
Upon learning of this discriminatory practice, artist Tiny Jag, who was booked to play the festival, withdrew from the event and requested that she be removed from any promotional materials.
“I was immediately enraged just because I am biracial. I have family members that would have, under those circumstances, been subjected to something that I would not ever want them to be in … especially not because of anything that I have going on,” she told the Detroit Metro Times.
Tiny Jag further said of the ticketing policy, “It’s non-progressive and it’s not solution-focused in my eyes. It seems almost like it has spite, and unfortunately with spite comes hate, and that’s just not obviously going to be a good direction for us to go if we’re looking for positive change.”
As the Washington Examiner notes, “The legality of AfroFuture’s ticket policy is questionable. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title II states, ‘All persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, and privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, as defined in this section, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin.'” Going back to earlier differences regarding men versus women, you’ll note that “gender” is absent from Title II.
More information about the festival can be found here.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Detroit music festival sets ticket prices based on race
With Skrillex on the verge of releasing new music, all eyes and ears are on his social accounts as we anticipate his next move.
Just last week, Skrillex live streamed one of his fan favorite IDs known as “Ping Pong,” strongly hinting that his next release might be that. In addition, a newly surfaced video via his Instagram Story shows off a new DnB production — and it’s a vibe.
There’s a satisfying contrast between the two potential releases, as Skrillex refuses to settle for just one style of music. The producer’s debut album Recess experimented with its own eclectic mix of genres and hybrids, and we hope the pattern continues.
As one Redditor points out, Skrillex’s unreleased DnB track reminds of Getter’s “All Is Lost” off his album Visceral, though we believe this to be just a coincidence. Whatever he’s working on, it sounds amazing and we can’t wait to hear in full.
Bottom line here — Skrillex is readying new music and he’s about to “pump em out quick!” Check back to hear more upon release.New Skrillex DnB Track
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Skrillex Shares Killer New DnB Track via Instagram Story [WATCH]