Martin Garrix took a break from touring for a bit to nurse his ankle back to health after injuring it in Vegas and getting surgery to fix the issue. With so much time at home, he’s had plenty of chances to produce new music and he dropped a new one at his first show back at Ushuaia Ibiza!
Garrix has a residency in Ibiza every summer, whether at Hi or Ushuaia, just across the street from each other. This summer is already shaping up to be a great one for the Dutch producer as he teases new music with a great new stage design and renewed energy.
According to the plug for all things Garrix, Martin Garrix Hub, the new song is apparently called “These Are The Times” and features vocals from JRM. We’ll be keeping an ear out to hear when this one drops! Check it out below.
BREAKING : Martin Garrix premiered brand new music last night during his first post injury show at Ushuaia Ibiza. This song is apparently called 'These Are The Times' and it features the vocals of JRM. What do you guys think?
— MARTIN GARRIX HUB (@MartinGarrixHub) July 5, 2019
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Martin Garrix Debuts New Music At First Show Back Post-Injury
Over the past few years, KSHMR has become one of the biggest names in electronic music. From his early days producing with the Cataracs, through his rise to fame as KSHMR, few people have been as prolific as Niles Hollowell-Dhar over the past half decade. From his earlier big-room style productions through to his more recent tracks which span multiple genres including hardstyle and psy-trance, KSHMR has consistently grown and expanded his range as a producer.
Now, with the release of the first ever Dharma Worldwide compilation, Dharma: Sounds of Summer, KSHMR can show how he’s grown as a curator of talent as well. One of the true marks that a producer/DJ has truly made it is when they have their own record label, and there are many iconic ones that come to mind, OWSLA, Mad Decent, Musical Freedom, STMPD. Nearly two years since KSHMR first unveiled Dharma Worldwide, his label finally has a full album, headlined by two new tracks from KSHMR himself.
The first new track is “The People” with Timmy Trumpet. This is the first time KSHMR and Timmy have worked together on a track since they featured on Carnage’s 2015 track “Toca,” so this is a long overdue collab. It seems to be a perfect blend of both KSHMR’s and Timmy’s sounds, combining a psy-trance beat with KSHMR’s Indian influenced synths and melodies. This one should fit in perfect in both their sets.
The other new track is “Lies” with B3RROR and Luciana, and this one is much more unexpected. In fact, this a full on trap banger, the intro is trap drum break accompanied by a melodic trap flute. Luciana sings near the top of her range during the verse. The drop shows a lot more of the KSHMR influence with the melody, but it retains it’s trap flavor. The blend of trap and hardstyle makes this song seem like it would fit in just as well into a Flosstradamus or Dillon Franics set as it would into KSHMR’s.
Make sure to check out Dharma: Sounds of Summer LP featuring new songs from KSHMR, Yoel Lewis, Aquadrop, KRISM and many more!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: KSHMR Drops First Ever Dharma Worldwide Compilation and Two New Tracks
Glastonbury Festival just wrapped up over the weekend — and fans are already placing their bets on who might play next year. Potential headliners include Daft Punk, Elton John, Coldplay, Madonna, Kendrick Lamar, Led Zeppelin and more.
With 2020 being Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary event, organizers are expected to go all out for the lineup. The Chemical Brothers, Paul McCartney, The 1975, Beyoncé and more are in the running for headline spots, but it’s way too early to be sure.
Back in 2017, co-organizer Emily Eavis said they already had two headliners confirmed for 2020. “But, a lot can happen between now and then,” she said. “…it’s just about seeing who comes through and who would be right for us.”
One thing is for sure — we can count on Glastonbury to seek out a diverse mix of music legends and newcomers to fit the vibe.
Glastonbury Festival returns June 24th – 28th 2020.Glastonbury Headliner Odds 2020
Elton John – 6/4
Fleetwood Mac – 6/4
Coldplay – 5/2
Paul McCartney – 3/1
The 1975 – 3/1
Foals – 10/3
Arctic Monkeys – 7/2
Blur – 7/2
The Kinks – 7/2
Madonna – 4/1
Ariana Grande – 9/2
The Smiths – 9/2
Kendrick Lamar – 7/1
Oasis – 7/1
George Ezra – 8/1
Led Zeppelin – 8/1
Beyonce – 10/1
Chemical Brothers – 10/1
Daft Punk – 10/1
Taylor Swift – 10/1
Other acts available at 11/1 +
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Glastonbury Festival 2020 Odds & Predictions: Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers & More
I don’t think 4th of July will ever be the same for me. Yesterday, we celebrated our 243rd anniversary of independence in America. In addition to the patriotic celebrations was another one, taking place over at Seattle’s Mural Amphitheater, right under the famous Space Needle. It was Black Book In The Park and featured a few of biggest DJ’s in house music: Chris Lake, Justin Martin, Destructo, Noizu, VNSSA, and Darrius.
Put on by AMFAMFAMF & Seattle’s Studio 44, the show proved to be an incredible success. Not only did it sell out, but an air of positivity and happiness seemed to radiate through the entire space from start to finish.
It was a beautiful day and excitement was buzzing for all of the DJ’s. Darrius kicked things off in perfect fashion with bright house vibes, followed by VNSSA who brought her signature sound to the 1’s & 2’s.
Noizu took the stage after and brought the energy higher, spinning hits like “Dance”, “Rave Alarm”, “Lasers”, and his brand new one with Eli Brown, “Inside My Head”. It was my first time seeing him play and he was a thrill, as was his animated visuals!
As more people started to pool in, Destructo took over the decks after for 1 hour of energy packed g-house and night bass tracks that electrified the crowd. I haven’t seen a set like that in a long time and I know I speak for everyone when I say that was one set I’ll never forget.
Destructo took time to interact with the crowd, really making this feel like a family experience, and then brought up none other than the Dirtybird OG, Justin Martin. If you’ve ever seen Justin before, then you know that whenever he takes the stage, he just manages to blow people away with an incredible variety of tracks mixed perfectly to keep the crowd going crazy. He absolutely crushed it, even featuring a special Drum & Bass segment that just blew me away.
As the clock struck 8:30 PM, Justin Martin thanked the crowd and handed things over to the headliner, Chris Lake. Chris Lake’s career is nothing short of spectacular, and seeing him move thousands of people to his music was an unforgettable experience. He played all of his big tracks, like “Stay With Me”, “Lies, Deception, Fantasy”, “Deceiver”, as well as Anti-Up material, with each drop having the audience roar back in approval. One of the coolest moments was towards the end the show when he played an older hit, “Turn Off The Lights”, and everybody, 4,000 people, all sang it back to him.
Black Book In The Park was an amazing experience I’ll have in my memory for the rest of my life.
If you’re in Seattle August 4th, make sure to grab your tickets to see Dillon Francis, Party Favor, What So Not, & Wax Motif!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Chris Lake, Destructo, Justin Martin, Noizu Light Up 4th Of July In Seattle [Event Recap]
Avicii‘s father, Klas Bergling is speaking out about suicide prevention and hoping to raise mental health awareness with a foundation established in his son’s honor.
In a new interview with CNN, Klas opens up about his relationship Tim Bergling, better known to the world as Avicii. He says his son showed no warning signs of planning his suicide, though they often had deep, meaningful conversations.
When he was in a bad situation he always used to call me. We talked a lot (about) his thoughts about life, his thoughts about meditation, love … we had long talks, often one hour or so, over the ocean.
Over a year after his passing, Klas compares the tragedy to a “traffic accident,” in its spontaneous nature. He believes Tim was generally happy before he took his own life, which is what made it so difficult to identify the problem.
If you are very happy or extremely happy, it’s not so far to be unhappy … small things can make you sad or move your balance and I think this is what happened.
Now, he’s calling on policymakers to make mental health a priority, before it’s too late.
The problem is what are they doing in the society to handle problems like this? The most important thing (is) trying to catch the problem earlier. It’s really a political question that has to be solved, not talked about for 10 more years.
Avicii’s first posthumous release, “SOS,” in many ways sounds like a call for help. The producer’s album TIM seeks to raise money for mental health causes and Klas has set the same intentions with the Tim Bergling Foundation.
If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.
Source: CNN | Photo: Sean Eriksson
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Avicii’s Father Speaks Out On Suicide Prevention & Mental Health
Skrillex has an unprecedented amount of influence on the electronic music industry — and probably one of the greatest examples to date comes in the form of Marshmello.
The masked producer’s new “More Than Music” mini-doc focuses on his rise to superstardom and heralds Skrillex as one of the early believers. The documentary doesn’t go as far to say as there would be no Marshmello without Skrillex, but his support clearly fast-tracked the project’s success.
Mello’s manager Moe Shalizi recalls the time he got a call from Skrillex. It went something like this — “Yo man, I need to know who Marshmello is. I’m going through some stuff personally and the music has been really helping me out.”
Flash-forward to Marshmello’s first show in New York with Skrillex for about 10,000 people. According to Moe, that’s when the internet went berserk and Mello really took off.
Martin Garrix, Tiesto, The Chainsmokers and more caught on — and all of these guys have nothing but amazing things to say about Marshmello and his come up. Watch below.Marshmello – More Than Music
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Marshmello’s Manager Moe Shalizi Talks Early Support From Skrillex In New Mini-Doc [WATCH]
Welcome to the Heartbreak House. Allow Wenzday to be your guide, as she unleashes her 5-track remix pack featuring B-Sides and Phon, Axel Boy, Algo and Mr. Tape, plus a new extended mix of the project’s leading track, “Heartbreak House.”
It’s obvious these producers had a blast remixing Wenzday’s debut Heartbreak House EP, because that fun loving essence comes through on every single track. Each artist takes full creative control of their own respective remix, shaping an overall “anything goes” kind of sound, which ultimately comes together seamlessly in the end.
B-Sides and Phon deliver a quirky, upbeat take on the title track featuring Kevin Flum with no shortage of wubs and surprises at every turn. “Drop It Down” with B-Sides gets a true bass house remix courtesy of Axel Boy, with an unexpected drop that switches up the vibe drastically. Algo’s “Pingaz” remix is by far the most forceful, transforming the energetic banger with Sippy into a gritty riddim blaster. Rounding out the release, Mr. Tape expertly drives “All The Way Home” into feelsy comedown that makes for a perfect finish.
Listen to all the Heartbreak House remixes below via IN / ROTATION and let us know your favorites! Also, check out the original release from Wenzday here.Wenzday – Heartbreak House Remixes
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Wenzday Delivers 5-Track ‘Heartbreak House’ Remix Pack [LISTEN]
JEANIE is making her presence known with a brand new, fiercely executed single “PHARAOH.”
Inspired by an Egyptian soundscape, the producer ventures into a dark, heavy atmosphere, cutting through the rhythm with moments of sheer insanity. Boasting razor sharp bass and hectic energy, JEANIE offers but a glimpse of her endless creativity with “PHARAOH.”
Mysterious notes guide the curious production forward, pushing the track all the way to the edge before it goes off. Even quicker than the track rises, it falls unexpectedly, into a deep, jolting sequence. Then, it’s back for round two — and the second reign is twice as savage.
JEANIE says the track came to her “really quickly and organically” after being moved by some of her favorite producers. Listening back to “PHARAOH,” it’s easy to hear that burst of inspiration come to light, even in darkness.
“PHARAOH” marks JEANIE’s first release of 2019. Expect more original music and her second JEANIE’S BOTTLE Mix out later this summer.JEANIE – PHARAOH
Get it: fanlink.to/jeaniepharaoh
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: JEANIE Doesn’t Hold Back with Fierce Bass Track “PHARAOH” [LISTEN]
Knife Party are readying for their next release. The same iconic duo that brought us “Internet Friends,” “Centipede,” “Boss Mode,” and “Bonfire” — and so much more heat — has confirmed a brand new 4-track EP on the horizon.
Billboard has the scoop, promising the “softer side” of Knife Party, as well as the forceful bass drops their fanbase will certainly appreciate. The new Lost Souls EP follows up their 2015 Trigger Warning EP, which they’ve been hinting at since the beginning of this year.
As it turns out, we’ve already heard one of their forthcoming releases thanks to Martin Garrix. The producer incorporated one of Knife Party’s unreleased tracks during his EDC Las Vegas set (watch below) — and soon after they teased the new EP was coming “very soon.”
Soon, as in two weeks from now. Billboard has exclusively confirmed the forthcoming body of work along with a release date. Finally, we’ll get to hear Knife Party in 2019.
Lost Souls EP is due out via Earstorm on Friday, July 19. Get ready!Knife Party Coming Soon
— Knife Party (@knifepartyinc) May 22, 2019
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Knife Party Confirm ‘Lost Souls’ EP Coming Out This Month
Nothing worth working for comes easy — and Spring Awakening Music Festival (SAMF) knows it best.
In recent years, the music festival has jumped through hoops, changing venues from Soldier Field to Addams/Medill Park to its new home in Hoffman Estates. Physical and logistical challenges that could otherwise prove dooming for such a large-scale event proved to be just that — mere challenges for the festival. SAMF is indeed thriving and its recent 2019 showcase only further demonstrated its wholehearted determination and appreciation for the dance music scene.
The most prime example, SAMF’s iconic Solstice Stage transformed in ways that truly had to be seen to be believed for this year’s installment. It must have been especially difficult for organizers, leaving previous locations and memories behind, trading the bustling city for the quiet burbs. However, as we approached the newly formed Solstice Stage for the first time in 2019, we could almost hear it saying — No skyline? No problem. SAMF built its own. A host to many greats over the weekend including Zedd, DJ Snake, Dillon Francis, Chris Lake, and GTA, just to name a few.
With the Solstice Stage in full form, the other stages and curated events fell into place. The Equinox stage packed in the action, experiencing sets from some of the most sought after acts in EDM all weekend long. Illenium, Rezz, Malaa, Flosstradamus x 4B, G Jones, 1788-L, GRiZ, Excision, Herobust, Rusko and Peekaboo took the stage, as well as signature hometown heroes including Porn and Chicken and Birthdayy Partyy. The Equinox captured much of that indescribable SAMF energy, delivering nonstop party vibes over three full days.
As we’ve come to realize over the past few years running, Spring Awakening sources the biggest and brightest names in the game — resulting in one massive conflict. To experience SAMF in all its glory, is to experience all of the stages and pop in on each of the curated events over the weekend. The Hangar took on multiple personalties in 2019, hosting an Ajunabeats takeover in its first day with Andrew Bayer, Jason Ross and more, which shifted into the Bass Kitchen on day two. Bass heads got their fix with Liquid Stranger, Spag Heddy, Dion Timmer and more, plus a very special b2b2b2b at the end with the most bass heavy artists SAMF had to offer. The final day switched up yet again, with a mix of artists including Crankdat, Cheat Codes, and the legend Benny Benassi.
Of course, no Chicago bred music festival would be complete without house music. The beloved genre trickled onto the main stage thanks to performances from Gettoblaster, Gene Farris, Chris Lake, and GTA’s Purple Set. However, The Function served as the festival’s constant heartbeat, consistently pumping out grooves around 125 bpm. The roster was just as impressive as any other stage: Shiba San, Brohug, Dom Dolla, Golf Clap, Claptone, Nora En Pure and more. Plus, a second-day AMF takeover led by Destructo, featuring Dombresky, Matroda, Dillon Nathaniel, Noizu, Masteria, and Ayoo. More on that here.
Just as SAMF valued its established acts and headliners, the festival celebrated plenty of upcoming and fresh, new talent. The STFU! Silent Disco, The Bus Stop, and the Corona Electric Beach tent were the festival’s true hidden gems, which allowed attendees to experience something different and walk away with some new favorite artists. Speaking of which, our favorite unexpected set of the weekend: Gianni Blu at Corona Electric Beach.
We can dish out these play-by-plays on the talent, the stages, the curated lineups and the overall electrifying weekend that was Spring Awakening 2019 — but the reality is, no words can do it no justice. If there’s any part of you hoping to experience SAMF firsthand, or return for another year — just go for it!
Spring Awakening Music Festival returns Friday, June 5, 2020 – Sunday, June 7, 2020. More information here.
Photos via Matthew Dippel
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Spring Awakening Delivers Another Unforgettable Year Under Its Own Skyline [REVIEW]
Seven people were injured and four hospitalized when a man drove a stolen “side-by-side ATV” into the crowd at Curiosity Music Festival in British Columbia last weekend.
According to the festival, on-site medical staff was treating a man in his 20s when he proceeded to assault the staff and hijacked their vehicle. He took off at a high speed, drove straight through the crowd and injured attendees in the process, before he eventually crashed into the stage.
Thankfully, none of the injuries were said to be life-threatening and all are expected to make a full recovery.
According to Curiosity, “The perpetrator faces numerous charges including robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and more to be determined as the investigation continues.”
Alcohol and/or substance abuse were believed to have been a factor.
Counseling was offered to those involved in this unpredictable and isolated event, which undoubtedly proved to be traumatic for the victims. In addition, Curiosity thanked security and medical staff for their “fast” and “appropriate” actions.
The incident is described in detail on Curiosity Music Festival’s official Facebook page, as well as a personal account from one of the victims. See below.
Curiosity Music Festival ATV
On June 30th, 2019 at approx 230 am an incident occurred at our event.This isolated incident occurred causing injuries…
Original post by Jessica Laplante Went to curiousity music festival this weekend, started off as an amazing weekend,…
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: 7 Injured, 4 Hospitalized After Man Drives Stolen ATV Through Crowd At Curiosity Music Festival
Movement Music Festival pulled through with another incredible techno-driven installment over Memorial Day Weekend this year in the heart of Detroit. The weekend came and went in a flash, but over those three days, the connections built between the festival’s artists and attendees left a lasting impression that will be cherished forever.
Maybe it’s just me, but after attending Movement for a few years running — this was the first time around that I hardly paid attention to the schedule. Instead of examining the lineup and calculating every move to every stage, I went where the music took me and it was a beautiful thing. There’s an inexplainable freedom that comes over you, running stage to stage in the cool city air, with the pounding beats from each stage as your only guide.
On Sunday night, for example, I heard portions of Dubfire b3b Nicole Moudaber b3b Paco Osuna, Kevin Saunderson b2b The Saunderson Brothers, and Richie Hawtin as I hopped from the Movement Stage to Stargate to Pyramid. All were competing for the moment, but also existing harmoniously in that same moment. Where else is this possible except for Movement?
As always, it was the music, the people, and the community we cultivated together that made the experience so impactful and the little moments so meaningful. I can easily break Movement down into little, fleeting but somehow lasting moments. Like when Gucci Mane took the stage and track-by-track, delivered his material with such execution that he blew my mind and nearly brought me to tears. Or, when Get Real played the Movement Stage on the festival’s final day and ended on Claude VonStroke‘s “Who’s Afraid of Detroit” as the rain came down, making the sky sparkle above us. Or, when GRiZ blasted that same crowd, who had shared so many of these little moments together, with straight up filthy, funky beats to close out the festival properly.
That’s just a little glimpse of Movement from above ground, but let’s take it to the underground…
This portion was contributed by Georgia Modi
The Underground Stage has always been a home away from home for those who tend to crave the intense, sometimes even primal, bass lines and kick drums. It’s a place where you can go to let loose, lose track of time, and dance until you’re dripping with sweat. It gets toasty down there.
Sweat and heat aside, the curation of this year’s stage brought a lot to the table with the first US appearance of LSD, the live trio made up of Luke Slater, Steve Bicknell, and Function — they played the closing slot on Saturday night, a fitting time for artists of their caliber. As well as genre mainstays such as Oscar Mulero, DJ Bone, DJ Nobu, The Advent, Detroit Techno Militia, and Neil Landstrom.
The start of the festival was met with a bit of rain causing things to get pushed back. Thankfully, that made it easier for me to catch Umfang as she kicked things off after the temporary festival shutdown. The day continued to forge on and even with the slight change in set times, no artist let it bother them. LSD was even able to play well past their scheduled ending of 11 pm. Hell, they even blew past midnight a bit. No one complained about that.
The Sunday night closing slot played host to the famed Oscar Mulero. His talents on the decks were made clear over the course of his hour and a half set. Those who were in attendance seem to boast that it was their favorite set of the weekend, myself included.
Monday brought forth the crowds. Fjaak, a duo whose rising popularity was made known during their set, crushed their performance. I had yet to see the stage that packed for any other performance during the weekend. They were followed by DJ Bone, who showed off his signature Detroit style of mixing. Those who were familiar with it had their feet moving the entire time but others were left a bit more lost. Regardless, Bone gave a set worthy of Detroit Techno.
It’s those little moments that define Movement and keep us coming back year after year. If you’re considering attending movement next year we have just two words for you — do it.
Photo via Movement Electronic Music Festival
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Movement Festival Detroit 2019: Above Ground to the Underground [REVIEW]
Diplo admits criticizing Taylor Swift‘s booty was a real dick move. Though most of us have moved on, his comments about the pop singer haven’t really gone away. However, it does seem Diplo has an entirely different outlook about being the class clown on social media.
The drama all started when he tweeted out the following:
Someone should make a kickstarter to get taylor swift a booty
— wes (@diplo) November 12, 2014
What he described as the “worst decision” of his career only escalated when he went on to categorize her music as “unrelatable” and told Swifties to “calm down.” Years later, Diplo addresses that Rolling Stone interview in a new interview with ES Magazine.
“I’m a weird, humorous person but my sense of humor wasn’t taken well,” Diplo explains.
“Then I thought, Do I want to be known as the a**hole? I wasn’t an a**hole, in my opinion, but I did use social media like it was a joke. Then it became very real. What’s funny now is that I don’t even know my Twitter login. Someone else just Twitters for me.”
In the new ES Magazine feature, Diplo also opens up about working with Justin Bieber — something he was told would be a career-ender. Plus, he gets real about mental health in the music industry. Read more here.
Source: ET Canada
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Diplo Says Criticizing Taylor Swift Made Him Out To Be An “A**hole”
It’s the summer of hits, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have a big one on their hands. Actually, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and David Guetta. Well actually… it’s Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Afro Bros, Daddy Yankee, and Natti Natasha. Talk about a long headline.
This massive group just dropped their new song “Instagram” for a raucous reggaeton jam. When I first saw the name of the track, I was worried it would be glorifying the platform and focusing on the pursuit of likes and followers — I’m pleasantly surprised.
Who the hell do you think I am?
I don’t give a fuck about your Instagram
Listen up, ’cause I’m not that girl
Ain’t enough liquor in the whole wide world
The best part of the song, in my opinion, is Natti Natasha. Her vocals absolutely make this track what it is. Daddy Yankee comes in at a hot second, bringing an intense Latin flavor the track that wouldn’t be there otherwise. DVLM and Guetta offer their own take on the reggaeton sound, bringing all elements together in seamless fashion.
Check out “Instagram” below!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Afro Bros, Daddy Yankee, Natti Natasha team up for massive collab ‘Instagram’
It’s finally here! One of the most-anticipated tracks in bass music of the year is finally out today. Of course, we’re talking about “Zoom” from Spag Heddy, out now via Never Say Die.
Spag Heddy himself has quite the unique following in dance music, accumulating a devoted cadre of fans. To his credit, it’s probably because of the incredible tracks he puts out, “Zoom” being among them. It’s as unique as his following, coming in somewhere between dubstep and trap, but we’ll just call it bass music.
“Zoom” is about as epic as they come. The horn synth preceding every intense bass drop urges listeners to throw their hands up in anticipation, the wild bass tempts every headbanger to smash his head into the railing, the rolling 808s tease the arms of every trap head to flail about maddeningly. Overall, there’s no way this could go wrong.
Check out “Zoom” from Spag Heddy below, out now on Never Say Die!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Spag Heddy – Zoom [Never Say Die]
Today is the release of the Catharsis EP from South Africa’s Jon Casey. Counting the likes of Mat Zo, Craze and UZ as fans, this five-track affair has been picked up by the team at Quality Goods Records.
Moving through each of the track’s with a signature flourish, Casey stays true to his creativity and offers up something a little different each time. We have the premiere of the crisp, swagger-filled ‘Grinding’ today, which features guest artist The Oshi. It comes out of the blocks with fresh bassline heat and snatched vocals – a proper weekend starter.
Grab Catharsis here.
Having whetted fan appetites with ‘Lock Stock,’ Junk Mail returns to RAM Records with another devastating listen. He has produced ‘Lord Terror’ for release this week, which got a little feature in Andy C’s new Essential Mix and guarantees a strong reaction.
An instant DJ staple, Junk Mail goes heavy yet unfussy here. In his own words, he says: “Lord Terror’ was something I was inspired to produce since going to Andy C’s Wembley show last November. That big dinosaur-style bass was such a memorising moment in a set and I just had to do my take on it. The challenge I set myself was to have some serious energy in the tune but still maintain gaps in the b-line and create musical flavours that keep the track interesting. So hyped with the way it turned out and hope everyone enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it!”
Get the volume turned up and hit play on our premiere below – it’s out now.
Actually, what came out this week without not nearly enough fanfare was part 2 of the Pythius Descend remix album. Part 1 was released in April and it was a massive compilation in its own right, with remixes from Synergy, Gydra, Mindscape and Merikan. Part 2 is similarly stacked with remixes of more Pythius classics like “Sovereign” by Neonlight and “Akkoord” feat. June Miller remixed by Redpill.
Like part 1, the remix pairings on part 2 of the Descend remixes are a mixed bag. Pythius seems to have a knack for choosing artists to remix his tunes who may be a bit unexpected for his style but that shows he’s open to lots of interpretation and diversity of sound. The biggest wild card, however, is the remix of “Until the World Burns Down” feat. Voicians. John B remixing a Pythius song? Well, A. why not? and B. It makes complete sense if you remember the original.
The original mix of “Until the World Burns Down” was a surprising, bordering on shocking offering on the Descend album: it was done at 160 with a heavy, 80s-style synth, a straight beat and melodic vocals. Pythius was playing around with synths and tempo long before the current trend in D&B, and so was Johm B (actually John B was experimenting with such elements before he was even called John B), so it makes perfect sense.
John B kept the main stems of the original track more or less intact for his version of “Until the World Burns Down” but he punched it back up to 174 as well as adding in even more melodic synths at the intro and breaks. Now the track not only has that beautiful and unique synth/vox pairing but it also really rolls for dancefloor purposes. You can almost picture John B playing this track in one of his super high-energy sets and the place just going nuts (or perhaps you’ve already experienced it, in which case the rest of us are jealous).
The story of John B on a Blackout release is not so unexpected after all: Pythius, Blackout and Mr. B are all innovators in D&B and and in this genre substance always wins out over subgenre. We’re sure glad we caught this one; now go stream and cop it.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Streaming Exclusive: Blackout and John B Thought They Were Going to Just Slip this One By…
Sam Feldt just hit us with an infectious party track all about staying up and celebrating individuality into the early hours. “Post Malone” uses the rapper’s name with much admiration, as RANI sings the lyrics — tonight we go all night long, we party like Post Malone.
Sam Feldt and RANI make for an effortless sounding combination, as “Post Malone” takes on the familiar sing-a-long style of your favorite track. Happy synths, colorful energy, and good vibes keep the track rocking, as these artists celebrate living life to the fullest.
Following the release of “Post Malone,” Feldt has some words of his own:
Just like the track itself, the official video for ‘Post Malone’ is all about attracting good vibes and sharing awesome moments with your favorite people. The clip is based around the concept of a never ending after party that just gets crazier and crazier as the time passes, and is strongly linked to the lyrics behind the song. Shooting the video together with RANI and the actors was really cool and to be honest happened so fast! We finished the whole clip shoot in a day, and that’s including the Ferrari shots!
Watch here and catch the vibe!Sam Feldt – Post Malone (feat. RANI)
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Diplo can work with just about anyone he so desires — but at one point, the producer admits he was warned not to team up with Justin Bieber. He was told collaborating with the pop star could “end his career.”
Instead of shying away, he went for it. Skrillex and Diplo released “Where Are Ü Now” with Justin Bieber as part of their Jack Ü project. Not only was the track well received, but it became a smash hit in the EDM world and over the radio airwaves. As an artist, it’s important to go with your gut — and that’s exactly what Diplo did.
In an interview with ES Magazine, Diplo opens up about the collab:
At one point Justin was one of the most unpopular artists. But we thought, the music’s going to cut through all of this, if we make something crazy and loud. And that’s what we did.
He also touches on what it was like working with Madonna:
Even on the first day she was not having my bulls***, I could not be on my phone — with Madonna, it’s serious work.
On a more serious note, he gets real about mental health in the music industry:
Anyone who’s creative, who really is in touch with their creative side, is always going to be in touch with depression. Mostly I’m making music and I’m thinking about business, and that drowns out the emotion. But sometimes… The emotion takes over. And I have to deal with that just like anyone else. When I was younger I was diagnosed with ADHD. It’s not a severe case, but I probably had other things [too].
The really good feelings? You’ve got to suppress them sometimes. The high you get, it’s just like taking ecstasy. The next day is the worst.
You have to always balance that: suppress the great feelings because it will make the lows not have such an aggressive touch on your life. That’s not good advice for everybody, and I know enough adult people, friends of mine, who’ve been suicidal and have committed suicide. I see that it’s so common.
Read the full interview in the latest issue of ES Magazine.
Source: Metro UK
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Diplo Talks Working with Justin Bieber & Madonna, Dealing with Highs & Lows of Music Industry