Marshmello dropped Joytime III in the middle of last year and let it marinate a bit before dropping his next original single, “Tongue Tied” with YUNGBLUD and blackbear. Now, a little over two months later, he’s back with five unique remixes to the alt punk single.
Duke & Jones, PatrickReza, Gentlemens Club, HiGuys, and Near x Far bring fresh takes to the original with a variety of styles. Duke & Jones start things off with minimal bass interpretation, chopping up the vocals and putting reverb on the bass to give it lots of breathing room. PatrickReza keeps the minimal style going but adds a bit more of a trap flair to the tune with 808s and a swinging rhythm.
Gentlemens Club take a old school dubstep approach to the remix with massive super saws leading into a textured full drop that sounds like something Rusko could have made. It’s a super unique take on the original with a bit of hip hop left in the verses and some intense bass in the drops.
HiGuys also brings a unique remix to the table with a heavier dubstep drop, followed by a double time drop on the second go-around. Near x Far round things off with a playful indie pop drop using marimbas and a bit more of a tropical sound (don’t go calling it tropical house, though). The second drop brings in guitars and drums for a more pop punk sound to really amp up the energy just before the end.
Overall, the remixes in this group pack a wallop and they all have their own strengths. You can listen to all the remixes of Marshmello, YUNGBLUD, and blackbear’s “Tongue Tied” below!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Marshmello, YUNGBLUD, and blackbear’s “Tongue Tied” Gets Remix EP
Girl Talk, as a primarily sample-based/mash up artist, has somehow avoided the fate of most producers of his kind. Since he released his acclaimed album Night Ripper in 2006, he’s maintained a level of nostalgia and authenticity that has kept him both popular and a fixture on festival lineups.
But it’s been 10 years since he either released a full album or fully toured the U.S. That seems to be changing in 2020 if we’re to read into a tweet he posted a week ago:
Thinking about touring the US this year?
— Gregg Gillis (@girltalk) January 9, 2020
The All Day tour in 2010 was the last time fans were able to catch Girl Talk on the road, but it seems a new tour is very likely. Stay tuned for more information!
Photo via VICE Thump
The Governors Ball 2020 lineup is out now, following a busy month with lineups from Coachella, Bonnaroo, and more. In line with rumors last week, the festival is headed up by Tame Impala, Missy Elliott, Flume, Vampire Weekend, Stevie Nicks, Solange, Miley Cyrus, Ellie Goulding, RÜFÜS DU SOL, H.E.R., and more.
Gov Ball is instituting a new age policy this year. Attendees under 18 will have to attend the festival with an adult who’s 21 or older.
The Governors Ball Music Festival returns to Randall’s Island Park in New York City from June 5-7, 2020. Three-day general-admission and VIP tickets will be available via GovBall.com beginning Friday, January 17 at 12 p.m. ET.
photo by Brian Alexander
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Governors Ball Reveals 2020 Lineup With Tame Impala, Missy Elliott, Flume, & More
Red Light Management, the management firm representing artists including Dave Matthews Band, Lionel Ritchie, Luke Bryan, Odesza, Bassnectar and many more, announced this week the formation of Hit Command, a new gaming company focused on developing curated experiences, intellectual property and broader partnership opportunities for artists, brands and content creators who wish to tap into the booming global gaming economy.
Hit Command leverages some of the world’s most famous artists and brands, entering the gaming market. Data indicates the video game market is worth over $43.8BN (compared to the $28.8BN figure tied to TV & film streaming). In the U.S. alone, research estimates that about 67% of Americans, or roughly 211MM people, play video games on at least one device, with more than half of those gaming on multiple platforms.
Red Light Management’s new standalone Hit Command subsidiary will help position a diverse roster of artists and brands, offering gamers both live and unprecedented access in hopes of converting them into potential new music fans and consumers. Through Hit Command, users are able to engage and interact with their favorite artists and brands at the most iconic and tent pole live events in the entertainment industry.
“There has never been a better time for artists or brands to get into the gaming ecosystem,” says William Morris, Co-Founder and CEO of Hit Command. “Not only is the user base in gaming growing at an exponential pace here in the U.S. but globally [other] territories like Asia, which has invested heavily in its telecom and wireless infrastructure, are allowing more people outside of the major metropolitan hubs to connect into the gaming ecosystem.”
via press release
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Red Light Management Announces Hit Command, A New Sister Gaming Company
Subtronics is currently underway on the Cyclops Invasion tour — unfortunately, the show in Reno tonight has been forced to be postponed due to a massive snowstorm rolling through the region.
“Being as transparent as I can, as well as being worried about everyone getting there and back safe,” wrote Subtronics, “there was an extremely high chance our bus would have gotten completely stranded in the mountains for potentially up to a week as a result of snow and wind.”
The alternative of transporting his entire team (12 people), plus production and merch to the next five stops on the tour, including an important Los Angeles date tomorrow, was simply untenable. As such, the show has now been moved to Tuesday, January 21. Though, that still might change as he agreed on Twitter with a fan who didn’t agree with the show being on a Tuesday.
While no artist ever wants to cancel or postpone a show, weather doesn’t care about schedules. Stay tuned for more information regarding this show.
WE ARE EXTREMELY BUMMED BUT WE ARE WORKING ON A MAKE UP SHOW FOR RENO. safety is the number one most important factor, and there was a fat snowstorm coming up that made things logistically totally out of our control. we never want to cancel shows but your safety is more important pic.twitter.com/QSOSTIzKKV
— NTWICR V 5 OUT NOW (@Subtronics) January 16, 2020
i’ll relay that to my agent, i agree with ya
— NTWICR V 5 OUT NOW (@Subtronics) January 16, 2020
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Subtronics Forced To Postpone Reno Show Due To Massive Snowstorm
Diplo is a world traveler, and probably one of the best people to ask about what to take with you on the road. Seasoned travelers will all tell you they have a list of essentials they will bring with them anywhere to help them stay grounded (pardon the pun).
GQ grabbed Diplo for an episode of “10 Things [Guest] Can’t Live Without” which goes a little beyond just travel tips, but since so much of his year is spent on the road, it still applies. His list is also a bit more than just 10 things, but, bundled together, things like meditation stones don’t really take up that much space.
With his Thomas Wesley project in full swing, he says he’s become addicted to cowboy hats and boots, and along with that a bit more bling. Of course he has to keep headphones on him at all times — Diplo says he’s not much of an AirPod guy. “When you’ve got AirPods, you look rich,” he says.
The rest of his essentials boils down to miscellaneous “stuff,” a water bottle, travel chess board, workout attire, a good book, and more. You can see the full list and watch the video below.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: GQ Interviews Diplo For 10 Things He Can’t Live Without
We should have known the high-energy duo that is Mob Tactics were not going to take is easy on us in the banger department this year. As the collective bass music world wakes up from the hangover of 2019, however, Eject, their new offering on RAM Records rolls from one pumped up dancefloor stinker to the next like – well, like a “Bulldozer.”
As is often the case with Mob Tactics, fans shouldn’t just expect fast, twitchy bangers with Eject. There’s almost always much more than meets the ear with an MT track and each one on this EP has some sort of twist, complex sound design or just a wildly difficult synth that draws in the ear to take a closer listen. Rene LaVice debuted the first track on the EP, “Thumper,” on Tuesday and there’s definitely a lot of extra twists there with a jumpy, surprisingly minimal beat and tons of tweeky flourishes so that gives a good preview of where this EP is going to be hitting when it releases tomorrow, January 17.
For our money, today’s Your EDM premiere “Bulldozer” may be the most complex yet also danceable of all the tracks on Eject. Opening with a sort of tribal beat and a ravey over-synth, “Bulldozer” moves so fast that audiences may think its actually quite a bit faster than 174 but that’s thanks for the most part to the snares. Fast and relentless, they pull the beat – which is actually a backwards syncopated roller throwback – into a sort of spinning whirlwind of bass. The only reprieve listeners get is an amen break every other phrase but that too is folded into these lightning-speed snares and hardly feels like a break at all.
Synth-wise, the main sound is actually quite a bit more sparse than it seems but that’s because it’s backed by a really interesting harmonizing sub bass synth and then the rest of the space in each phrase is taken up by seemingly random buzz noises that sometimes sound like mini-breaks themselves, but they won’t feel that way.
The initial melodic, ravey synth of the intro comes in every other bar or so but it can’t be called a main synth by any standard. It’s nonetheless important, however, because for any punter who’s been to a big tunnel, hangar or tent rave, it will instantly transport back to those cherished scenes. That synth is the sonic equivalent of rave bliss.
“Bulldozer” is a rare Mob Tactics track where the duo actually show how its complexity and how much is actually going on; it’s all out there for us to hear and feel (and even visualize). Displaying its complexity isn’t the point, however; as champions of the dance, Mob Tactics have made “Bulldozer” fast, furious and ravey so that the ravers can rave. It’s a fun work to analyze just like all of Mob Tactics’ stuff but with a tune this punchy, wouldn’t you rather put on a bassface and bounce your tits off?
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Here Come Mob Tactics With A ‘Bulldozer’ to Start 2020 [RAM]
Yesterday, news broke that the Downtown Neighbors Alliance in Miami had filed a lawsuit against the city for, essentially, agreeing to host Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park again in March. This, coupled with the fact that Ultra and the city have yet to officially submit a contract, have some people understandably wary.
However, an official statement from Ultra’s chief of security Ray Martinez this morning assures that the festival will go on as planned March 20-22. The statement reads:
“Ultra Music Festival and the City of Miami have enjoyed a long-standing partnership that will continue with our 22nd edition on March 20-22, 2020 at Bayfront Park.
We are aware of reports that a group of neighbors once again filed suit against the City of Miami. The lawsuit filed raises almost identical issues to the lawsuits filed last year and, just like with those lawsuits, we fully expect the city to quickly prevail like it has in the past.
We are grateful to continue partnering with the City of Miami, and we look forward to bringing a world-renowned event back to our home at Bayfront Park this March.”
The statement doesn’t make any mention of the lack of contract, but there’s still no realistic reason to think that Ultra will not happen this year.
Kygo was just announced as an additional headliner for this year’s festival. You can read more here.
Photo via aLIVE Coverage for Ultra
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Ultra Music Festival Responds To Lawsuit From Angry Miami “Neighbor Alliance”
Pioneer DJ is introducing a new mixer that aims to entice the techno and tech house DJ market, one that Verge points out the major DJ hardware company has yet to really tap into. A major reason for that is because a lot of those DJs prefer to use a lot of live and analog gear that a typical DJM-900 just can’t help communicate properly.
The new mixer, the 6-channel DJM-V10, features a variety of tools a typical DJ might find extraneous or over the top. To a layman, the sheer amount of knobs and buttons on the mixer can be overwhelming.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Pioneer DJ Unveils New 6-Channel Mixer, The DJM-V10
Dion Timmer is absolutely blowing through tracks leading into 2020. Only a month ago, he dropped his remix of Madeon’s “All My Friends” and now he’s back, this time teaming up with Calcium and Celestic for “Insane.”
Don’t get me wrong — not all dubstep needs to have melody. But at the same time, there’s no denying that a melodic drop and an atonal drop are two very different beasts, and melody adds a huge component to the overall mix. Tracks like Must Die!’s remix of “Emotional” are perfect examples of this.
So with “Insane,” you also get the best of both worlds. Dion and Calcium introduce a melodic swing that drops into a more atonal, sustained bass note that lets you swing your arms and then headbang seamlessly. Pair that intelligent production with Celestic’s warped and unearthly vocals and the project is a smash hit.
You can check out the new track below now before its full release tomorrow!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: [PREMIERE] Dion Timmer & Calcium Team Up For “Insane” Collaboration
Back in 2017, on Friday of Ultra, the festival left a 20-minute window before Martin Garrix went on to accommodate a “surprise” guest. The surprise had effectively been ruined in the week before the festival thanks to passerby noticing lighting tests on the main stage, but sure enough, Kygo appeared to play some music for fans in Miami.
Now, he’s back at Ultra — officially this time.
The Miami festival made the announcement early this morning with a simple message, “Welcome back, Kygo.” The DJ hasn’t been on the lineup officially since 2016, so this is a welcome return for the DJ. And perhaps a sign of more new music in 2020? The tropical producer’s last album was in 2017, so he’s about due for another.
Oh… and did we mention this will be a sunset set? Kygo, sunset, Miami. Perfect.
— Ultra Music Festival (@ultra) January 16, 2020
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Ultra Music Festival Announces Return Of Kygo For First Time Since Surprise 2017 Performance
If there was ever a track to do the term “wobble” justice, it’s this one. I’m talking about the brand new release from PIERCE, also titled “Wobble”, that will have the walls of any club vibrating. Hip-Hop meets the inner core of deep dubstep as PIERCE cuts up lyrics from Big Sean’s huge hit, “Dance (A$$)” in perfect fashion.
PIERCE’S experimental and innovative sound design techniques are incredible to listen to, as he creates wobbly bass sounds will literally shake your speakers. Here’s what he had to say about it:
“Wobble is literally the first track I made with my new sound. I wanted it to have an irresistible groove as well as hit the speakers with the immersive bass that envelopes you. The year of the wobble starts right now! “
“Wobble” is out now! Stream it below or buy it here.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: PIERCE Samples Big Sean For Massive Single, “Wobble”
Creamfields just announced The Chainsmokers as the Friday headliner for 2020.
The Grammy Award-winning duo joins the previously announced headliners as a UK festival exclusive. CamelPhat, Pendulum and Armin van Buuren are also set to play the music festival which takes place over August 27 – 30 in 2020.
The Chainsmokers most recently dropped their third studio album World War Joy and embarked on their accompanying tour with 5 Seconds of Summer. With tons of new material locked and loaded, fans can expect them to put on a stellar show.
In 2018, The Chainsmokers took over Creamfields — catch ’em again at #Creamfields2020.
Tickets go back on sale at 9 am (GMT) this Friday, January 17th. Get more info and sign up here.The Chainsmokers Live @ Creamfields UK 2018
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Creamfields 2020 Just Announced The Chainsmokers as Friday Headliners
grandson released the gritty “Die Young” on his a modern tragedy vol. 3 EP last year, and now it’s revived with a bouncy and addicting new remix from Saint Punk.
The original “Die Young” is wild with distortion and angst, mixing gunshot-style synths with a slightly off-tuned melody for a fantastic effect. When Saint Punk got his hands on, it turns into a rhythmic bass house bomb that is perfectly tuned for shuffling, chest popping, or whatever other dance you feel works. (Hint: pretty much anything.)
A lot of the angst of the original is lost in more dance-heavy expression, but the bridge left intact still packs a hell of a punch before heading back into the lighter material.
You can listen to Saint Punk’s remix of “Die Young” from grandson below now!
Diplo is set to give a keynote speech at SXSW 2020.
As one of dance music’s brightest shining stars, Diplo has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with Austin. Though he’s given no hints (yet) as to what he might address, the multifaceted producer could tackle anything from his solo career to Major Lazer to his more recent collaborative venture with Labrinth and Sia, LSD and beyond.
Other newly announced speakers for this year’s SXSW include Gabo Arora, Laurene Powell Jobs, Sonic Youth bassist-singer Kim Gordon, and Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters. Plus, Chic’s Nile Rodgers with Hipgnosis Songs founder Merck Mercuriadis, Benny Blanco and more.
SXSW’s chief programming officer Hugh Forrest said, per Billboard:
From amplifying social change to remake our lives and communities better to imagining new ways to leverage technology in storytelling, we’re truly excited about the programming that we’ve announced today. The creative and bold innovative talent speaking at SXSW this year continues to provide a compelling destination for people across industries to gather and engage with strong vision for our future.
The 2020 installment of SXSW conference and festivals takes place over March 13 – 22, 2020.
Get more info and register here.
Not every song is made equal. Some will hit the spot on the first listen, others take many to really grow on you. Your impression of a song can depend on where you are, who you’re with, how you feel, the weather, and so many other factors. For me, the difference when listening to “Show Me” from TÂCHES feat. moodbymatteo & Benny Bridges was in listening on speakers versus listening on headphones.
And let me tell you… listening to this song on headphones is a holy experience.
I have fairly good speakers on my desk as a necessity for my job, but sometimes, nothing beats putting a couple cans over your head and closing your eyes and letting yourself be surrounded by sound. Such is the necessity with “Show Me,” the beginning of which makes significant use of panned claps, which just are not the same on speakers. From there, it’s all of the little things: the modulated vocals, the synth melodies and harmonies, the delicate bassline, the drums.
The whole experience is beautifully arranged, not for the main stage or those big festival moments, but for the quiet nights, the small rooms, the close friends. So sit down, put on some headphones, close your eyes, and hit play. You won’t regret it.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: TÂCHES – Show Me feat. moodbymatteo & Benny Bridges
Tomorrowland Winter is calling on DJs for the opportunity to play the music festival this March!
One of the event’s main partners, RIFFX, has opened submissions for French DJs interested in playing Tomorrowland Winter. Not only will this be the opportunity of a lifetime for the top DJ, but they’ll set the pace for the 2020 installment with a full 1-hour set.
To participate, DJs must submit the following before February 8, 2020:
Contestants may invite their friends and supporters to vote via the RIFFX website. From there, five finalists will be selected among the 25 that obtain the most votes. One very lucky DJ will be invited to open Tomorrowland Winter on the Garden of Madness stage on March 17 at 7 pm.
Tomorrowland Winter’s next installment, The Book of Wisdom: The Frozen Chapter takes place in the beautiful Alpe d’Huez, France over March 14 – 21, 2020.
Learn more and enter here.Tomorrowland Winter DJ Contest
Join the Tomorrowland Winter lineup. Are you an upcoming DJ? Now is your chance to play at one of the magical stages in Alpe d’Huez, together with Crédit Mutuel and RIFFX.fr. Visit: https://riffx.fr/concours/tremplin-tomorrowland-winter for more information
Posted by Tomorrowland Winter on Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Photo via Tomorrowland
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Tomorrowland Winter Launches DJ Contest to Open the Festival
Another year around the sun, Skrillex celebrates his 32nd birthday today.
One of dance music’s most celebrated icons, Skrillex is responsible for inspiring legions of fans to become producers themselves and has helped pioneer various styles of production over the last decade.
Today, friends and colleagues like Snails, Jauz, DJ Snake, Zedd, Diplo and more wish him a happy birthday. Pay special attention to the silly edit from Snails below and the possible hint at Jack Ü’s return from Diplo. Remember back last October when he said the return “could be next year”? And when Skrillex said he had multiple albums he was working on? We don’t want to put words in anyone’s mouth, but on the other hand…
Happy birthday, Skrillex!
— Thomas Wesley (@diplo) January 15, 2020
— SNAILS (@snailmusic) January 15, 2020
— Zedd (@Zedd) January 15, 2020
Happy birthday @Skrillex thank u for inspiring, guiding and motivating me since day 1. And also for helping create what may be the greatest meme of my face to ever be captured pic.twitter.com/GoNyzelEyH
— JAUZ DANGEROUS WATERS (@Jauzofficial) January 15, 2020
— DIM MAK (@dimmak) January 15, 2020
— DJ SNAKE (@djsnake) January 15, 2020
— Proximity (@ProximityM) January 15, 2020
Happy birthday to my main man Skrillex. You’ve been like a brother to me, catch you soon my g. pic.twitter.com/a8Dez8aVNA
— Jeremy Abbott (@FunsterMixmag) January 15, 2020
— Phiso (@phisodubs) January 15, 2020
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: The EDM Community Celebrates Skrillex’s 32nd Birthday
Two months ago, an article published by the Miami Herald was titled, “Four months after vote to bring Ultra back to downtown, there’s still no contract.” In response, Ultra exclusively told Your EDM, “Ultra’s agreement was previously ratified in July and, as is customary, we are working with the City Administration on some final touches.”
Now, two months later and with two months to go until the festival, there’s still no contract, and Miami residents are suing the city to prevent Ultra Music Festival from going forward in March.
A new report from the Miami Herald doubles down on the lack of contract this close to the festival, but also reveals a new lawsuit from the Downtown Neighbors Alliance accusing the city of multiple counts:
“Between 2012 and 2019, the city allowed Ultra to conduct music festivals in Bayfront Park, and blast catastrophic volumes of noise into plaintiffs’ and other downtown Miami residents’ homes, depriving them of the quiet enjoyment of their homes, and also depriving plaintiffs and other downtown residents access to Bayfront Park for several months each year,” reads the complaint.
The suit intends to seek “an injunction to stop Ultra from proceeding this year, arguing the resolution passed by three of five city commissioners in July is invalid,” writes the Herald. It references the negotiations in summer 2019 when the current agreement was being considered, noting testimonies from residents complaining of noise pollution.
What comes of the lawsuit remains to be seen. Ultra announced its Phase 1 lineup and Resistance lineup last year with more acts expected to follow. Your EDM has reached out to representatives for Ultra again in this case, but has not received a response at time of publication.
Photo via aLIVE Coverage
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Miami Residents Suing City In Attempt To Prevent Ultra Music Festival In March
Yesterday, Zeds Dead and Deadbeats dropped We Are Deadbeats Vol 4, a 14-track compilation album filled with collaborations from Champagne Drip, Subtronics, Slushii, Omar LinX, and more. While exciting, there’s still so much more to come from the Canadian duo in 2020. Including another album…
Zeds Dead said of the album yesterday, “We wanted to collaborate with some artists on our label as well as artists that represent the kind of music you’ll hear at a Deadbeats show. We are in the process of finishing our second album, and at the same time have been working on these tracks for our live sets. Over time all these tracks started fitting together like a mixtape or compilation of sorts, and we felt it was a natural evolution of the We Are Deadbeats series we’ve had on the label since it started. It took shape very organically and what was once meant to be a sort of precursor to our album eventually transformed into an album of its own and we’re incredibly happy with how it turned out. That second Zeds Dead album is still coming though!”
There are still a couple collaborations that we know about that weren’t on the compilation and haven’t been released, namely Rezz, 1788-L and Peekaboo. More than likely, we’ll be hearing them on this second album. And hopefully there are more solo ZD tracks on there, as well.
Listen to We Are Deadbeats Vol 4 below if you haven’t yet!
Photo via Rukes.com