One of Malaa‘s fan favorite tracks just got a 2020 upgrade. Plus, a full tour announcement to go with it.
The “Bling Bling” (2020 Remix) is out now via Confession, kicking off the new year with the same vigor and charisma that fueled Malaa’s inevitable takeover of the dance music scene. In 2020, “Bling Bling” rocks a totally revamped, extended build and an intoxicating bassline laced with filth, matched with the notorious one liner — Every time I come around your city, Bling Bling!
Though the OG version of “Bling Bling” still hits, this is the remix we didn’t know we needed until today. The official remix pack exposed five productions from Matroda, Delayers, Bart B, Volac and Hugo — and now we get to hear Malaa’s own reimagined expertise with this 2020 banger.
In addition, the Bling Bling North American Tour kicks off February 27th, spanning 10 dates at some of the most iconic clubs across the country. Malaa will also make his highly-anticipated Coachella debut later this year.
Listen below and get tickets at malaamusic.com.Malaa – Bling Bling (2020 Remix) Bling Bling Tour Dates
FEB 27 – The Grand – Boston, MA
FEB 28 – Prysm Nightclub – Chicago, IL
FEB 29 – Marquee – New York, NY
MAR 06 – Believe Music Hall – Atlanta, GA
MAR 07 – HQ2 Nightclub – Atlantic City, NJ
MAR 12 – Q Nightclub – Seattle, WA
MAR 13 – Pure Lounge – Sunnyvale, CA
APR 02 – NOTO – Philadelphia, PA
APR 03 – Stereo Live – Houston, TX
APR 04 – Stereo Live – Dallas, TX
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Malaa Kicks Off New Year with “Bling Bling” (2020 Remix) & Tour Announce
2020 is kicking off to a great start for both Black Tiger Sex Machine and Blanke, both set to embark on the Futuristic Thriller tour tomorrow. But also because they just dropped their collaboration, “Time Travel.”
“Time Travel” hits ferociously will a particularly strong sense of impending doom — I guess that’s why time travel is necessary, after all. With a powerfully dark lead synth and some really dirty stabs and sweeps filling in the background, it definitely sounds like a scene straight out of a Terminator battlefield. It’s also one of the heaviest tracks we’ve heard from Blanke.
Tickets for a majority of the Futuristic Thriller dates are still available here, get them now while you can!
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Black Tiger Sex Machine Recruits Blanke For “Time Travel”
Armin van Buuren gives us three new ways to experience music from his most recent album, Balance.
Balance (Remixes, Pt. 1) not only celebrates the iconic producer’s seventh studio album, it sets a new pace for 2020. i_o, Erly, and Genix lay down three drastically different vibes for the remix EP. From the darkest, grittiest underground rave to the most extravagant main stage, these remixes are sure to shine no matter where they play out.
Upon the album’s release, Armin stated:
Every song I make teaches me something new, and the next song is always a result of all my previous records, the new things I learned and the people I met. Over the years, this process — and especially the fun of creating – became more and more important to me. It’s a journey that gives me meaning and helps me learn more about my personal interests rather than focus on the recognition I get for the outcome. That’s the big difference between who I am today and who I was a few years ago. ‘BALANCE’ is a new chapter in my book of life, the result of venturing into known and unknown territories while finding the balance in between.
Listen to these fresh, new perspectives on Balance right here.Armin van Buuren – Balance (Remixes, Pt. 1)
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Armin van Buuren Drops Impressive ‘Balance’ Remix EP featuring i_o, Erly, & Genix
It’s been three years since Mura Masa’s last album, his self-titled Mura Masa. In the time since, he’s grown from underground sensation to main stage darling, bringing with him a flurry of inspirations and soundscapes. In his new album, R.Y.C, which stands for “raw youth collage,” he takes the next step in the evolution of his sound.
Whereas Mura Masa could have even been considered very pop in many place, R.Y.C is demonstrably indie. Bearing resemblance to early works from Bearson, Tokyo Police Club, El Ten Eleven, maybe even Passion Pit, the album is characterized by lots of soft instrumentation, a singer/songwriter vibe, and hardly any (noticeable) production on top, at least in terms of dance music.
Speaking to Zane Lowe about the album on Beats 1, Mura Masa said, “I wanted to make music that sounded like music that I grew up with, but without kind of doing it in a pastiche way. So yeah, there’s some twists and turns. It was very different from the last album, because on the last one I just kind of wanted to make interesting pop music and include everyone’s voice as they want it to include it. But with this one, I made like a brief document and I talked to the collaborators for hours before we even recorded anything. And what I found was everybody can relate to this subject. Everyone has their own experience of nostalgia, and like there’s this communal sense of … it’s kind of like a melancholy for the past, but it’s also there’s a hopefulness to it.”
That sense of nostalgia is present throughout the album; though, as Mura Masa lets on, everyone will experience it differently. For me, it takes me back to 2010 and my first year in college, my first Coachella, my first festival, my first mass exposure to new kinds of music I’d never seen or heard before. For others, it will likely be different.
No matter how R.Y.C leaves you feeling after you listen, it’s hard to deny that it has a particular delicate beauty to it that is hard to dislike. Give it a shot below, maybe listen to it a couple times, try it with headphones, and let yourself fade into the past.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Mura Masa Goes Even Deeper Into Indie With New Album, “R.Y.C”
The dust has barely settled since Zeds Dead and Subtronics hit us with their much anticipated collaboration “Bumpy Teeth” — and they’re already onto the next one!
Last night, Subtronics packed out the Hollywood Palladium wall to wall and waited until the very last moment to finally unveil the collab that he says still needs some work, but it’s a monster already.Subtronics x Zeds Dead Collab
hello @zedsdead and i started a second collab and it’s actually sounding insane
— NTWICR V 5 OUT NOW (@Subtronics) January 17, 2020
testing it for the first time @ palladium tonight which is also about to sell out
— NTWICR V 5 OUT NOW (@Subtronics) January 17, 2020
— Your EDM (@YourEDM) January 18, 2020
Photo via @chinghc107
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Subtronics Reveals Another Collab with Zeds Dead (& He Tested It Out Last Night)
Kayzo debuted a number of new collaborations at Lost Lands last year, with the likes of Sullivan King and Subtronics. There was also a third one with metal band Atreyu and it’s out now, called “Battle Drums.”
The song is a fiery combination of bass music and metal, with guttural vocals and chugging guitar riffs paired with hellish bass notes and lots and lots of angst. The long bass notes in the drop are perfect for headbanging and so is the glorious breakdown.
We’re going to see a lot more crossover between metal and dance music in 2020 and you can bet Kayzo will be one of those leading the charge. Check out “Battle Drums” below!
Photo via @tybarch
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Kayzo Unleashes Massive Atreyu Collab From Lost Lands, “Battle Drums”
Andy King — the man who was willing to suck d**k to solve Fyre Festival‘s water problem — is the new spokesperson for Evian Water.
King’s shocking confession has opened the door for many opportunities, including this genius marketing campaign. In honor of the 1-year anniversary of the FYRE documentary, the bottled water brand has teamed up with this viral sensation to quench the thirst of 10 lucky winners.
Andy writes in his post below:
Who’s thirsty!? On the one year anniversary of my doc debut, @evianwater is releasing a special bottle with a new slogan… all in honor of my infamous team spirit – Follow me & tag a friend in a comment below before tomorrow (Sat 11:59PM ET) for a chance to win one of these 10 custom bottles #evianpartner
The best part is the slogan…
So good, you’d do anything for it.
We can’t make this stuff up. See for yourself below.Andy King for Evian Water View this post on Instagram
Who’s thirsty!? On the one year anniversary of my doc debut, @evianwater is releasing a special bottle with a new slogan… all in honor of my infamous team spirit Follow me & tag a friend in a comment below before tomorrow (Sat 11:59PM ET) for a chance to win one of these 10 custom bottles #evianpartner . . . . . NO PURCHASE NECESSARY, for a chance to win just tag a friend. Winners will be selected randomly and will be contacted via Instagram direct message on 1/22/2020. (Open to U.S. residents only, 18 years old or more at the time of the event.)
A post shared by Andy King (@realandyking) on Jan 17, 2020 at 6:03am PST
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: FYRE’s Andy King Is The New Spokesperson for Evian Water
The Story of Hardwell is about to unfold, as Revealed Recordings teases a new album packed with the superstar DJ/producer’s greatest hits.
Hardwell classics “Spaceman,” “Apollo,” and “Zero 76” are confirmed for the forthcoming release. Plus, Hardwell and Dyro’s collaboration with Bright Lights, “Never Say Goodbye.” The rest of the tracklist remains undisclosed and it’s uncertain at this point if the compilation will include any new material — we can only hope.
Hardwell took a huge step back from touring in 2018, but that has allowed him even more studio time. Years from now, we may be treated to another chapter of Hardwell’s story.
“I want to come back stronger than ever,” he previously wrote in a statement, “but for now, I’m just going to be me for a while.”
Check back here on January 31 to experience The Story of Hardwell thus far. Pre-register below.The Story of Hardwell Coming Soon
'The Story Of Hardwell Album' will be released on January 31! Including @HARDWELL 's all time classics: Spaceman, Apollo, Zero 76 and much more!
Pre-register now https://t.co/7Fhe1KqZuv pic.twitter.com/nIVr2gQNBt
— Revealed Rec (@RevealedRec) January 17, 2020
"Never Say Goodbye" with @Dyro and @brightlights333 was premiered in 2013 and can be found on "The Story Of Hardwell" album, out on January 31
Pre-register here https://t.co/borgUGd0aY pic.twitter.com/EoCTGfOBWQ
— Hardwell (@HARDWELL) January 18, 2020
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Hardwell’s Forthcoming Album ‘The Story of Hardwell’ to Feature His All-Time Classics
The first string of dates for Madeon’s Good Faith live tour concluded over a month ago, but with new dates at EDC Mexico, Coachella, Govs Ball, and more, you still have a chance to catch it before it might be gone forever.
Those who have caught the tour were able to experience his Good Faith album live and in person in a way that you just can’t reproduce at home or with headphones. That being said, it’s still a live tour and there’s a lot from the album at play.
On a new mix out now for triplej, Madeon gets a bit more playful and experimental with his track selection, including cuts from Kill Paris, Oliver, Mura Masa, Kendrick Lamar, and more. It’s a side of the French DJ we haven’t heard in a little while, and it sounds absolutely incredible.
You can listen to the full mix on triplej right now here.
Photo via Diego Andrade
This world is full of creative ventures that tap into, for lack of a better word, untapped markets. While a lot of celebrity figures have embraced Community, an app that lets them direct text subscribers (and lets them text back), there’s still a level of impersonality to the proceedings.
Enter Cameo, a newer platform that allows you to purchase a custom video shout out from various celebrities and musicians, including some of our favorites in EDM. Producers like Sam Feldt, Ghastly, Bandlez, tyDi, Crizzly, and even Slow Magic are available on the platform, some for as low as $15.
What use could you possibly have for something like this? Birthdays, special gifts, prank videos, the possibilities are endless. In less than three years, the company has built a talent portfolio of more than 20,000 VIPs and fulfilled more than 400,000 requests ranging from birthday and good luck messages to prom invitations, marriage proposals, baby gender reveals and beyond. You can find out more and browse available DJs here.
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: How To Get A Custom Video Shout Out From Your Favorite DJ
Apashe continues his penchant for hybrid bass with the second single off his forthcoming Renaissance album, “Uebok (Gotta Run)” with Russian hip hop artist Instasamka.
As with any Apashe tune, there is plenty of horn action to go around. Add to that the orchestral accompaniment and Instasamka’s unique vocal signature, and you have one of the most addictive, fun, and creative tunes that I’ve heard in a long, long time.
The first half of the song almost serves as a precursor to the infinitely more wild final 40 seconds of the tune. The super bouncy rhythm is accentuated even further by the vocals and bass for an effect that any other producer would find hard to recreate.
With this single and “Distance” already out from Renaissance, it’s sure to be one of my most-anticipated albums of 2020. You can listen to “Uebok (Gotta Run)” below, out now via Kannibalen Records.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Apashe Goes Full Russian On Latest Album Single, “Uebok (Gotta Run)” with Instasamka
Mac Miller‘s posthumous album Circles has arrived and his work is compelling as ever.
The new record is meant to compliment his previous release, Swimming, in such a way that completes his full, intended concept — Swimming in Circles. Running 12 tracks and 48 minutes in length, this is the most complete and bittersweet snapshot of Mac’s creative flow in the time leading up to his unexpected passing.
Producer Jon Brion took it upon himself to finish Circle following the rapper/singer/songwriter’s tragic death. After hearing some early demos, he got to work fine-tuning them for the companion album. His contributions are based on the time he spent and conversations he had with Mac.
His family previously stated: “This is a complicated process that has no right answer. No clear path. We simply know that it was important to Malcolm for the world to hear it.”
RIP Malcolm James McCormick
January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Mac Miller’s Compelling Posthumous Album ‘Circles’ Is Finally Here [LISTEN]
Much to everyone’s surprise, Eminem just dropped an unannounced album Music To Be Murdered By, which may very well be his most controversial body of work yet. The album features collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Juice WRLD, Skylar Grey, Anderson .Paak, and more.
Most notably off the 20-track album, his eleventh studio effort, comes the gripping single and music video for “Darkness.” The song pays homage to “The Sound of Silence” and draws comparison to Eminem’s earlier crazy genius, like we heard with “Stan.”
From the sounds of it, an anxiety-driven Eminem is psyching himself out before hitting the stage at a big concert, but half way through it becomes apparent he’s put himself in the Las Vegas shooter’s shoes. The music video reenacts the 2017 attack, which resulted in the death of 59 people — including the shooter.
Not only does the song psychoanalyze what may have been going through the killer’s head, but it attempts to shed light on mental illness and gun violence. “Darkness” comes complete with a call to action, urging listeners to register to vote and help change gun laws in America.
The media is harsh as ever, criticizing the rapper for his “clumsy” fight against gun violence, a statement he makes by “glorifying” violence. Fair point. On the other end of the spectrum, fans applaud Eminem for the social commentary and some of his best work in a long time.
He’s also receiving backlash for his “Unaccommodating” lyrics, which reference the Manchester Arena bombing. Eminem raps, “But I’m contemplating yelling ‘bombs away’ on the game / Like I’m outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting.”
With no warning, Eminem dropped the album today with a short introduction — “It’s your funeral…”
Watch the music video for “Darkness” and listen to the full album for yourself below.Eminem – “Darkness” Eminem – Music To Be Murdered By
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Eminem Targets Gun Violence with Surprise Album ‘Music To Be Murdered By’
For the past couple of years, posting theories about the downfall of SoundCloud has been on trend. And after a couple years of questionable business and constant reports of erroneous takedowns, no one could be blamed for thinking the massive streaming platform was on a downward trajectory, despite its seeming “too big to fail” status.
Today, in a filing given to Music Business Worldwide by SoundCloud, the company revealed that “in Q4 2019, the firm’s 12-monthly gross revenue run-rate exceeded $200m for the first time in history.”
Year over year, SoundCloud posted higher revenues and continued loss reductions that it attributes to a variety of factors, including the expansion of its SoundCloud Premier monetization. A smaller staff count also contributed to less in payroll, employing 240 people on average (€25.8m), down from 307 in the prior year (€34.5m).
What does all of this ultimately mean? With over 200 million tracks on the platform, listened to by a combined audience of more than 100 million (after partnering with Pandora as its exclusive U.S. advertising and sales partner), SoundCloud isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
You can read the full report and analysis on MBW here.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: SoundCloud Posts Record Revenue After Years Of Consumer Uncertainty
Grammys president and CEO Deborah Dugan has been placed on “administrative leave” after being accused of misconduct.
As the first woman in her position, and of just six months, the media’s eyebrows are raised just days out from the annual awards show. Though details on the incident remain incredibly elusive, one thing is for sure — Dugan plans on firing back and promises to “expose” what led to her leave.
The Recording Academy wrote in a statement to the The Associated Press:
In light of concerns raised to the Recording Academy Board of Trustees, including a formal allegation of misconduct by a senior female member of the Recording Academy team, the board has placed Recording Academy President and CEO Deborah Dugan on administrative leave, effective immediately. The board has also retained two independent third-party investigators to conduct independent investigations of the allegations.
Dugan’s lawyer Bryan Freedman has since responded:
What has been reported is not nearly the story that needs to be told. When our ability to speak is not restrained by a 28-page contract and legal threats, we will expose what happens when you ‘step up’ at the Recording Academy, a public nonprofit
The 62nd Grammy Awards air January 26 on CBS. Performers include Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Demi Lovato, Aerosmith, Tyler, the Creator, Lizzo and more. See the full list of nominees here.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Grammys CEO Threatens To “Expose” Academy Following Misconduct Allegation
Louis The Child just came through with the biggest flex of the year with the announcement of their new Here For Now tour.
The tour feautures special guests Big Wild, Jai Wolf, San Holo (all three of whom have or will have headlined Red Rocks on their own), What So Not, and K.Flay with support from Crooked Colours, EVAN GIIA, Ilo Ilo, Memba, and Slenderbodies.
The fact that most of these artists could sell out tours on their own begs other questions about the motivations behind the agreement to be on tour, whether attempts to engage fans in weaker markets or something else. Regardless, putting together a lineup like this, similar to the Alchemy Tour from NGHTMRE + SLANDER, The Glitch Mob, and Seven Lions, is an accomplishment in and of itself.
i have no doubt they have the ticket data to back this up or it never would’ve happened but i’m more surprised this didn’t go down like the NGHTMRE/SLAMDER/Seven Lions alchemy tour
in that instance all three/four were represented as coheadliners and the disparity was in..(1/X) https://t.co/1tIgE49lDR
— lucas s (@isthislucass) January 17, 2020
it’s hard if not impossible to take credit for any ticket sales made on those dates. so it’s more likely a play for exposure in their weaker markets acknowledging the potential crossover of fans between LTC and their artists
— lucas s (@isthislucass) January 17, 2020
The 26-date tour will hit most major markets in the US, with the exception of LA directly as the duo will be performing in Indio for Coachella.
— louis (@LouisTheChild) January 17, 2020
Photo by Galen Oakes / ESPN Images
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Louis The Child Announce New Tour With Special Guests San Holo, What So Not, & More
Graves dropped “Less Permanent” with Ezi nearly a year ago, a relatively relaxed and beautiful song compared to much of the producer’s heavier trap and bass releases. Thankfully, if you were really craving that side of the tune, IKYGUY has us covered.
Out today is IKYGUY’s unofficial “rewrite” of the tune, though with this kind of quality it really should be officially recognized. Adding a couple drums to the intro to give it a more suspenseful quality ahead of the drop, it quickly heads into a textured melodic drop that keeps the vocals in for a wonderful effect. It’s powerfully heavy while retaining a considerable amount of melody thanks to the influence from the original.
For a bootleg, this sure sounds like an official release. You can check out the rewrite from IKYGUY below now.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Graves – Less Permanent Ft. Ezi (IKYGUY REWRITE)
Wet Republic at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino pioneered the ‘ultra pool’ club concept with a 54,500-square-foot poolside party mecca, and it’s going to be getting a massive overhaul moving into the 2020 pool season that will make it even better.
Already recognized as a leader in daylife entertainment since its inception in 2008, 2020 will offer guests additional plunge pools, a redesigned and expanded artist performance area, elevated cabanas and bungalows, furniture upgrades, and state-of-the-art immersive technology new to the Las Vegas dayclub scene.
Hakkasan Group enlisted the prestigious Rockwell Group to lead the revitalization. Rockwell Group will capitalize on the existing layout featuring two main pools emphasized by a perimeter of 10 deluxe cabanas and 12 VIP bungalows, met by a 2,500-square-foot open-air lounge.
“Wet Republic is a renowned daylife leader not only in Las Vegas, but around the world,” said Derek Silberstein, executive vice president of nightlife for Hakkasan Group. “Our reputation is anchored by crafting remarkable experiences for our guests. The revamp of Wet Republic and its impressive new offerings allows us to continue to do so on an unprecedented level.”
A new custom DJ booth supported by new audio-visual production will offer clearer sight lines from any angle in the venue, as well as a more engaging artist experience that extends all the way onto the main dance floor. New speakers from L-Acoustics, the same sound technology found at Omnia, as well as Coachella and Tomorrowland, will ensure that anyone can also hear everything from anywheree.
To complement the cutting-edge audio, the poolside oasis takes the performer and audience experience to the next level with a stunning 4,000-square-foot LED display designed by premier Dublin-based AV specialists, AudioTek. The focal point of the multi-faceted screen structure is a 13-foot interactive cube with pixel-mapping and color-mixing capabilities that cantilevers directly above the artist performance space.
Further adding to the posh cabana amenities, two new plunge pools spanning nearly 100 square feet in length provide a secluded swimming area and a prime vantage point of the heartbeat of the venue. Lined along the north and south side of Wet Republic, the highest level serves as an exclusive escape hub reserved for elite partygoers and celebrity clientele.
Summer 2020 will bring innovative pool parties, fresh themes and props for VIP bottle presentations, new food and beverage offerings, and much more. Tickets to experience Wet Republic summer 2020 and its unrivaled talent lineup including Tiësto, Zedd, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Illenium and more, go on sale February 4 at wetrepublic.com.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Wet Republic Receives Multi-Million Dollar Revamp Ahead Of 2020 Pool Season
If there’s one artist who knows how to create heavy-hitting bass sensations and mind bending hip-hop heaters, it’s Benda. Over the past two years he’s released music on major labels such as Insomniac Records, Bassrush Records and Buygore as well as performed at EDC, Beyond Wonderland, and Hard Summer. It’s safe to say that Benda has come into his own and is on quite the upwards trajectory.
Starting off the new decade and year with a literal bang, Benda is back with an explosive new single, “Free Smoke”, that will serve as the lead to his forthcoming debut EP. It is a pulsating bass banger featuring dynamic production that can’t help but leave you electrified by the songs end.
“I was inspired to write more than ever before EDC Las Vegas, knowing that it was such a huge set for my career. I was pumping out tracks left and right and when I was wrapping this track up I knew it was something I wanted to release to the public and not just play it out for sets.” –Benda
Stream Benda’s 1st single of 2020, “Free Smoke”, below!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Benda Drops 1st Single of 2020, “Free Smoke”
Last year, more than 37.000 people from around the world travelled to Tomorrowland with a Global Journey Travel Package, the largest ever travel undertaking by a festival worldwide. For the 2020 edition, The Reflection of Love, Global Journey again offers visitors an all-in experience, giving them the choice to travel by train, plane or bus and to stay at the legendary DreamVille camping ground including a wide range of 20 different accommodations or in one of the Tomorrowland hotels, hostels and B&Bs.
Brand new this year are the 3 concept hotels, each with their own unique concept and focuses on a specific aspect to immerse guests in another world – from sleeping in nature to a botanical garden and an art gallery. The different train, flight and bus packages depart from cities all over the world, covering your trip from the moment you leave home and guiding you to the magical gates of Tomorrowland. From this year on, bus travelers are also able to leave from one city and return to another.
Also new this year is the Magical Year Pass. This package is valid for 2 persons and gives access to several Tomorrowland events (a 7-day Package for Tomorrowland Winter, a Spectacular Easy Tent Package for Tomorrowland Belgium, A Garden of Madness Travel Package and a TML by Tomorrowland gift voucher) throughout the year with some extras.
It will cost you, though. The Tomorrowland Year Pass will go on sale for €3875 per person.
The Global Journey packages and tickets go on sale from Saturday January 18 at 8:00 AM PST on www.tomorrowland.com. General ticket sale begins February 1.
Please find a complete overview of all the different Global Journey packages and tickets here.
via press release | photo via Tomorrowland