HARD Summer Music Festival is the latest event to cancel in 2020, but organizers are doing their best to ensure a very special 2021 edition for hopeful attendees.
HARD opens up in the statement below:
To all our fans – Thank you for your support during these past few months. Though the world is moving in a more positive direction we want to have HARD Summer as soon as it’s safe to do so and right now it’s too soon for us to be able to gather at HARD Summer this year.
To sweeten up the deal, HARD is upgrading all ticketholders to VIP status “as a free thank you for being so supportive.” Those who have GA tickets will automatically be upgraded to VIP, and those who have VIP tickets will get a complimentary VIP pass to bring a friend along.
Refund requests will also be accepted, making HARD Summer’s refund/upgrade policy by far the best system we’ve seen thus far.
So, next summer is the move. We look forward to attending in 2021!HARD Summer Music Festival’s Statement View this post on Instagram
We can't wait to see you all in 2021 #HARDSummer Upgrades will apply to layaway plans. We have also paused all payments at this time. We will NOT be canceling any layaways for missed payments. You will be notified by email at least 2 weeks in advance before your next payment is due.
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: HARD Summer Postpones Until 2021 with Free VIP Upgrades for Ticketholders
It’s only been two weeks since Bassnectar last shared a preview of his forthcoming All Colors album, and he’s back now with three new tracks: “Rise & Shine,” “Rewind The Track” with Ashel Seasunz, and a remix of Apashe’s “Uebok Gotta Run” with Instasamka from his album this year, Renaissance.
None of these tracks showed up in his recent Inside for the People mixtape, so they’re completely fresh. “Rise & Shine” is a thunderous trap/dubstep hybrid with some really cool arp action and that iconic time stretch effect that has helped make Bassnectar’s tracks sound so iconic over the years. “Rewind The Track” starts with those delicate piano notes that are so reminiscent of old school hip hop tracks, and as soon as Ashel Seasunz comes in, it makes perfect sense. And while there’s still a heavy hip hop flavor throughout the track, the bass in the drop still asserts, “Hey, this is a Bassnectar song.”
Finally, he includes a remix for Apashe’s “Uebok Gotta Run” with Instasamka, easily one of the most fun songs that will be released all year. No other producer (who’s not Russian) is using Russian vocals for their tracks and Apashe really hit his out of the park. Bassnectar manages to put his own spin on the track, to be sure, but it still doesn’t quite live up to the original, in my opinion.
Check out all the new singles below!
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Bassnectar Shares “All Colors” Preview Part 2 with Three New Tracks
Detroit may be known for techno, but the variety of rising talent in other genres coming out of the city’s remarkably diverse scene never ceases to amaze us. Case in point — Deucez, bitch.
The 25-year-old Motor City producer already has 12 years of production under his belt and began his musical journey to escape a rough childhood. With such persistence, it was only a matter of time before the EDM world picked up what he was throwing down. Although his experience spans nearly every genre of EDM, he’s found his stride with dubstep/riddim, on full display here with “Psycho.”
We’re by no means late to the party, as we’ve been playing this one out for almost a month now — but, it’s about time we gave this track the proper write up it deserves.
Check out “Psycho” right here via High Caliber Records and link up with Deucez below.Deucez – Psycho High Caliber Records · Deucez – Psycho
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Detroit Producer Deucez Goes “Psycho” On Latest Track [LISTEN]
Dr. Fresch calls upon influential Bay Area rapper Andre Nickatina (P.K.A. Dre Dog) to sauce up his menacing midtempo bass track, “It Don’t Stop” — out today on Dim Mak.
As the instinctive collab takes over, we’re met with the heavy hitting style we’ve all come to know and love from Fresch. With each sound and every hit crafted to expert level perfection, “It Don’t Stop” is primed for bass and house lovers everywhere.
Dr. Fresch provides a statement to go with the release:
I grew up listening to Andre Nickatina from a young age, and to me his voice is synonymous with San Francisco Hip-Hop. I reached out to him to collaborate and he actually happened to be putting together a new album. I was fortunate enough to produce a track on his latest record, while simultaneously working with him on ‘It Don’t Stop.’ Andre had never worked with anyone in the EDM space before, but we formed a mutual understanding through working together to create both these records. ‘It Don’t Stop’ is simply a fun record; it’s a high energy, banging, catchy song that will inspire anyone to get up —whether in the house, the gym or back on the dance floor.
Listen below and don’t miss out on Dr. Fresch’s House Call every Wednesday — link up on Twitch here.Dr. Fresch – It Don’t Stop (feat. Andre Nickatina) DR. FRESCH · Dr. Fresch – It Don’t Stop (feat. Andre Nickatina)
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Dr. Fresch Enlists In Andre Nickatina for Heavy Midtempo Collab “It Don’t Stop” [LISTEN]
There’s a ton of music out today, but allow me to direct your attention to 23-year-old JYYE and his new song, “Attraction.”
JYYE is no stranger to tracks blowing up, claiming millions of listens on tracks like “Look At You,” “On My Body,” and “In Deep.” His new single is a bubbling house tune that does well in both how it fills space and how it lets the song just vibe on its own.
The little arp synths sound beautiful and peaceful while the thumping bass and drums provide that entrancing rhythm that lulls you into a hypnotic state. Try listening to this one laying down with headphones and just letting your mind wander, it could do wonders.
Check out “Attraction” below, out now on Thrive Music.
Music fans across the world voted for their favorite track in the Tomorrowland Top 1000. After compiling the 1000 finest anthems in the history of Tomorrowland into one list, One World Radio took listeners on a magical journey through music, counting down 100 tracks per day for the past two weeks. The late Avicii now takes the crown with his legendary anthem “Levels,” one of his 22 tracks in the list.
The Belgian brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – the highest ranked DJ duo with 29 tracks – finish on the second spot with “Mammoth,” while David Guetta takes the third place with his iconic classic “Titanium.” In a rare interview with One World Radio, Klas Bergling – the father of the late Avicii – thanks the People of Tomorrow for voting his son’s career-making signature song “Levels” as the brand-new number one in the Tomorrowland Top 1000.
Klas Bergling: “My wife and I are really grateful that the People of Tomorrow have selected ‘Levels’ as the number one and their favorite record in the history of Tomorrowland. It means a lot to us and to Tim’s legacy, and of course his fans around the world. It’s a real honor. At the time, I didn’t know the record was going to be as big as it is now, but I did really like it from the start. It has such a positive intro and I was very surprised because I had been listening a lot to Tim’s house music. He took unexpected steps when he was composing and producing, and I think the mix of Etta James and house music and the way Tim did it, was amazing.”
Swedish legend Axwell is the most popular artist in the list with no less than 33 tracks, closely followed by the highest ranked Dutch artist Martin Garrix (31 tracks), Sebastian Ingrosso (30 tracks) and Tiësto (30 tracks).
This year’s highest new entry is “Heaven” on number 25, Avicii’s posthumous track and emotional collaboration with Chris Martin, while Tiësto scores the highest climber with his remix of “Silence,” climbing 788 spots all the way up to number 68.
The Top 10 of the Tomorrowland Top 1000
1. Avicii – Levels (+2)
2. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Moguai – Mammoth (=)
3. David Guetta ft. Sia – Titanium (+1)
4. Swedish House Mafia – One (-3)
5. Martin Garrix – Animals (=)
6. Armin van Buuren ft. Trevor Guthrie – This Is What It Feels Like (+1)
7. Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash – Reload (+4)
8. Afrojack ft. Martin Garrix – Turn Up The Speakers (+2)
9. Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child (+3)
10. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ft. Martin Garrix – Tremor (-1)
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Avicii’s father thanks the People of Tomorrow for voting ‘Levels’ as brand-new #1 in the Tomorrowland Top 1000
Today, WHIPPED CREAM hits us with a variety of remixes for her hip hop leaned production “I Do The Most” featuring Lil Keed.
Leading the way is one of g-house’s finest, BIJOU, who transforms the extra thick beat into his own with a pounding four on the floor groove, driving bassline and energetic synth work. Suddenly, “I Do The Most” takes on an entirely different feel and the remixes only power on from there.
Knock2, Pixel Terror, JACKNIFE, longstoryshort, Lucchii, and Savage Kids all put their spin on “I Do The Most,” some trap infused and others on the house side. The track sits at the perfect BPM to go either way, and we’re loving what they all came up with!
Listen below and find your favorite “I Do The Most” flavor.WHIPPED CREAM – I Do The Most (Remixes)
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: WHIPPED CREAM’s “I Do The Most” Remix Pack Features BIJOU, Pixel Terror & More
Jaycen A’mour is back with a vengeance!
The New Zealand DJ/producer has teamed up with rising star Pex L to bring us another certified bass house banger, “Feelin’ Tonight.” Although we won’t be enjoying this song at any festivals anytime soon, the collab is definitely built for the main stage and delivers the kind of energy we need right now.
While 2020 has been the year of lockdowns and live streaming, Jaycen has been off to a hot start with his previous release, “Make Me Feel” with Rave Radio. Meanwhile, Pex L’s biggest track to date is a hard-hitting collaboration with Morgan Page.
“Feelin’ Tonight” is out now on Ephwurd‘s Eph’d Up Records.
Listen here and link up with the artists below!Jaycen A’mour x Pex L – Feelin’ Tonight
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Jaycen A’mour x Pex L – “Feelin’ Tonight” [LISTEN]
Ultra Europe has officially canceled this year’s installment amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The global attraction, originally scheduled for July 10 – 12, 2020 is now pushed back until July 9 – 11, 2021.
Ultra Europe provides a statement below:
The current health crisis is an unprecedented situation, and there is no higher priority for us than the health, safety and well-being of all our fans, as well as those involved with the production of the event.
As detailed in the statement, Ultra Europe tickets will remain valid for the following year. Otherwise, ticketholders have the option for a refund. Be on the lookout for an email with more information.
In closing, Ultra Europe adds:
…we encourage our fans to stay home, wash their hands, pratice social distancing and be good to one another. We look forward to reuniting next year in beautiful Croatia for Ultra Europe 2021!
Stay safe, everyone!Ultra Europe’s Statement View this post on Instagram
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Producer Snyder & vocalist 51b are an incredible team. They’ve teamed up quite a bit for singles, and just when it doesn’t seem like they can do it better, they exceed all expectations. Their latest single, “Thunda“, is no exception to the greatness we’ve heard from them.
It’s deep house with hip hop and R&B elements sprinkled over top, culminating into an intoxicating single, one that you can’t help but play over and over again. Snyder’s production strikes an emotional chord with filtered chords and a prominent progression that sits smoothly underneath 51b’s impressive vocal performance.
Here’s what Snyder had to say about it:
“This record began in 2016 when I was experimenting with some new sounds and really created something I was excited about. There is something special about waiting to release a track for so long – this is something I really hope people enjoy and take time to listen to. I think there is a message for everybody in this song [‘Thunda’]. Seemingly about a mystery woman, but it also means so much more than that.”
Stream “Thunda” by Snyder & 51b below!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Snyder & 51b Team Up Again For Sensational Single, “Thunda”
Rich Delinquent is blazing a trail like no one else. We’ve provided extensive coverage of his previous singles, and most recently his incredible debut EP, ‘DM If You Need To‘. He brings immense talent to his productions and can literally do it all, from playing multiple instruments, to singing, songwriting, and doing the entire production. He’s truly a rising star.
His latest release sees him stripping down his ‘DM If You Need To‘ EP into what he’s dubbed the ‘Alt Sessions‘, showcasing beautifully stripped down versions of 3 of his popular songs. Replacing synths with plucked guitars, he transitions “It’s Cold Where I Come From” into an acoustic masterpiece really pulling out the emotion from the track. “Forget About Me” originally has hints of trap and this almost tangible aggression whereas in this alternative session he provides more of a soulful perspective with a sense of yearning in his voice. Lastly for this release Rich Delinquent trades the energetic version of “Death Drive” for more intimate tones, immersing you into emotion of the song.
It’s fascinating to hear these songs reimagined and stripped down, essentially showcasing just how good these songs at the core.
Stream Rich Delinquent’s ‘DM If You Need To (Alt Sessions)‘ EP below!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Rich Delinquent Strips Down ‘DM If You Need To’ EP With ‘Alt Sessions’ [Third Time Lucky]
Lady Gaga continues to drop new singles from her forthcoming album. Her new track out today with Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me,” is a perfect pop song — but even more relevant to our interests are the people who’ve worked on the track, namely Boys Noize with a writing credit and Tchami with a production credit.
We’ve known for a while now that Lady Gaga’s new album would feature a who’s who of collaborators, including Boys Noize, Tchami, Skrillex, and more. But now that we’re finally hearing these tracks for the first time, we’re getting the full scope of what those collaborations actually mean.
“Rain On Me” is a housey, ’80s throwback tune with some modern twists, mostly in the production. The songwriting is actually wildly reminiscent of Madonna’s ’90s hit, “Vogue.” Though it obviously has a bit more of an upbeat rhythm, those “rain. on. me.” adlibs are straight out of Madonna’s playbook and we love to see it.
Listen below, and stay tuned for “Plastic Doll” produced by Skrillex & Blood Pop out in next week, May 29!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Lady Gaga Drops New Collab With Ariana Grande, Co-Written By Boys Noize, Co-Produced By Tchami
When it comes to featuring top talent, we can always count on RL Grime’s imprint Sable Valley to deliver. This next release invites Vancouver’s immensely talented DJ/producer Juelz for his label debut EP, ‘High Octane‘, that is true to the name and nothing short of spectacular.
Fusing sounds across the hip-hop and electronic spectrum, Juelz initially found success on his club hit “Cocaine” which led to collaborations with the likes of josh pan, Falcons, and Promnite. In 2018 he teamed up with bbno$ to release a collaborative EP titled ‘moneytalk‘, and in early 2019, he released his sophomore EP ‘Shanghai Nights‘ on Fool’s Gold Records. Needless to say, Juelz has been on an upwards trajectory for quite some time, and rightfully so landed his third EP with none other than Sable Valley.
The ‘High Octane‘ EP is a genre-transcending blend that offers a variety of sounds; the SSOS-assisted “Drive-By City” is a punishing tour-de-force, “Rendering” is a cinematic trap excursion, and closing cut “Ave Maria” offers etheric bliss. That all goes without mentioning standout singles “Defqon Bounce” and the RL Grime-assisted “Formula“.
We’re thrilled to premiere Juelz’s ‘High Octane’ EP for you here first, listen below!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Juelz Makes Spectacular Debut On RL Grime’s Imprint With ‘High Octane’ EP [Sable Valley]
The Las Vegas Edition of the BigCityBeats WORLD CLUB DOME was set to take place June 5-7 in the Commerzbank-Arena Frankfurt. However, the event was cancelled on account of COVID-19. Nevertheless, BigCityBeats CEO Bernd Breiter and his team, racked their brains looking to create a concept that would still allow WorldClubbers the opportunity to experience the glamour of World Club Dome – Las Vegas, but in guaranteed safety. Their final result was to combine real life and virtual reality and create a one of a kind World Club Dome – Las Vegas Edition. Three days, the largest club in the world across all mediums, all channels, stimulating senses all through the prism of live events and the power of the internet. Live from Mannheim, live from the Frankfurt Stadium Pool, and broadcasting around the world.
On Saturday June 6, at exactly 12 noon, the huge live event will commence streaming; keen observers will have already realized that this is the exact time the gates of the Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt would have swung open. To begin the event, all BCB.FM superstar DJs will share a symbolic handshake. Then as the evening approaches, a moment that no-one around the world could imagine. A spectacular live show, which will include pillars of fire, mind-blowing lasers, CO2 cannons, plenty of pyrotechnics, and of course, the most ambitious and best music event in Europe.
While WorldClubbers will have to exercise patience until they can experience Las Vegas Edition 2021 in Frankfurt, the Mannheim Maimarktgelände is set to become one of the biggest dance floors in Germany: 600 “dancing cars,” a total of 1000 party goers, plus hundreds of thousands of people from around the world tuning into the live stream. Live on stage: Gestšrt aber GeiL and Le Shuuk. And connected live on big screen: EDM superstars from around the world. But that’s not all we have in store. Fans of the harder sound of dance music can prepare themselves for a Zombie Stage takeover of the WORLD CLUB DOME Drive-In. An additional highlight of the night will be further announcements of headline DJs for BigCityBeats WORLD CLUB DOME Winter Edition in Dusseldorf, January 2021.
WORLD CLUB DOME 2020 featured by the worlds best acts: Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Da Tweekaz, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, EDX, Le Shuuk, Lost Frequencies, Robin Schulz, Steve Aoki, Timmy Trumpet, W&W and many more that’s will play across the weekend.
Pre-registration for the Las Vegas Drive-In has already begun, with pre-sale to follow shortly. Find out more at worldclubdome.com.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Germany’s largest car drive-in festival set to take place next month
After announcing a Lost Lands: Couch Lands series on Twitch last month, Excision has finally unveiled the first programming from the new project.
On May 30, Lost Lands will feature a new virtual main stage with sets from FuntCase, Ghastly, Doctor P, ATLiens, Boogie T, Calcium,PhaseOne, Riot Ten, Stuca, Tisoki, G-Rex, and Ubur.
Headbangers, the Lost Lands Production Team and I have been working hard on an all new virtual mainstage for the next Couch Lands stream, and we’re finally ready to unveil it!!
Check out the announcement below, and tune in on May 30th to see when they go live!View this post on Instagram
Headbangers, the Lost Lands Production Team and I have been working hard on an all new virtual mainstage for the next Couch Lands stream, and we’re finally ready to unveil it!! Follow us on http://Twitch.tv/lostlands to be notified when we go live on May 30th.
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Photo via Jake West for Lost Lands
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Excision Teases New Couch Lands Virtual Main Stage with FuntCase, Ghastly, & More
Last October, it came out that a fest trustee was suing Blink-182, Kendall Jenner, and Emily Ratajkowski for their performance fees. Now, according to Perez Hilton, Kendall Jenner has settled her suit and will be paying $90,000 for her involvement in promoting the festival.
The suit initially sought $270,000 back from Kendall Jenner, who was paid $275,000 for her Instagram post about the event. One of the important aspects of the suit was that Jenner did not disclose that she was being paid for the post, which is actually against the law for paid Instagram ads from influencers. The implication that her sister Kim Kardashian’s husband Kanye West would make an appearance was also brought up.
Writes Hilton, “The suit was filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York back in August 2019 by Gregory Messer, the event trustee recovering ‘money for creditors that lost money investing in the festival.’ He said Kendall’s involvement with the promo ‘[demonstrated] a clear lack of good faith on Jenner’s part.'”
Jenner spoke to the NYT last April, before the suit was brought forth, to offer a half-hearted explanation about her part in the festival:
“You get reached out to by people to, whether it be to promote or help or whatever, and you never know how these things are going to turn out, sometimes it’s a risk… I definitely do as much research as I can, but sometimes there isn’t much research you can do because it’s a starting brand and you kind of have to have faith in it and hope it will work out the way people say it will… You never really know what’s going to happen.”
Others named in the suit included Migos, Pusha T, and Lil Yachty.
via Perez Hilton
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Kendall Jenner To Pay $90,000 In Fyre Festival Lawsuit
About a month ago we brought you Volt’s bass house remix to Moody Good’s “SIXTYSIXTY” that had us buzzing. Anticipation has been building for his next release, and I’m excited to say it’s another incredible remix, this time for Saint Jhn & Lil Baby’s hit “Trap”.
Volt extracted the most heavenly vibes from the original record and expanded on them into a breathtaking future bass remix. You can’t help but vibe with this one, and this remix is another gem in Volt’s arsenal.
Listen to Volt’s remix to “Trap” below!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Volt Flips Saint Jhn’s “Trap” Ft. Lil Baby Into Breathtaking Remix [24-8 Records]
The quarantine has forced festivals and concerts online, but the vast majority of the artists are playing for free. That may start changing, however, as one Canadian organization seeks to pay out musicians for their live shows on Facebook and Instagram
The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) has started up a new program called Encore! Through which, a reported total of $200,000 each quarter will be available to fund musicians for their live streams during this difficult time.
To qualify for $150 payment (with shares of royalties going to all rights holders), performing artists must meet the following requirements:
Jennifer Brown, interim CEO of SOCAN provides a statement:
Like so may Canadians, SOCAN member songwriters, composers, and music publishers are facing tough times, with the loss of revenue from touring and in-person concerts. Many of our members have stepped up for fans, staging online concerts to bring the public together and keep their careers moving ahead, so it’s only fair that they get paid for their generous work, with our Encore! program.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: New Program Pays Canadian Artists for Live Streamed Concerts
Insomniac brought EDC Vegas 2020 to the virtual screen this past weekend for three days and 52 artists worth of virtual programming on what would have been the festival’s original dates.
For those who showed up in person for the event, Insomniac had constructed two stages: Flower and Tunnel, with unique designs each. Others, like David Guetta or Afrojack, who couldn’t make it in person, rented out clubs to film in. Others still, like ZHU, went above and beyond and created a full audio-visual experience for viewers.
The 47-minute video is presented with an old VHS filter, with so many of the mannequins that he uses for his Blacklizt sets. Once shrounded in darkness on stage with a hat to keep his face hidden, ZHU now openly walks around during his set, fully embracing his vibe and the tone it sets for his music.
This was easily one of the best sets of the weekend, both audio-wise and visually. Check it out below in full.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: ZHU Uploads Complete, Mindblowing EDC Vegas 2020 Virtual Set
Is Porter Robinson EDM?
Arguments could surely be made for both sides — in the broadest interpretation of the term, he is absolutely within the confines of EDM, as he makes his dance music electronically. On the other hand, there’s a group that interprets the term to be one denoting some degree of commercialization, music that would be welcomed on the main stage of a festival. Though even that doesn’t really disqualify Porter from the term, as he’s certainly become big enough to warrant main stage billings.
Still, the question was posited by the man himself yesterday and currently, at time of publishing, has over 37,000 votes. Right now, 77% of responses (approximately 28,771 votes) say that he’s EDM, around 8,600 disagree.
am i edm
— porter robinson (@porterrobinson) May 20, 2020
It’s also worth looking at the responses from some of Porter’s contemporaries, as “EDM” has always been a bit of a contentious acronym.
you have roots in edm and some deeper references from edm show through your music, but then there’s all of your other references and tastes too. i feel like you’ve cultivated your own space by now in balancing all of those. you’re flexible. you’re just you, porter robinson
— ninth parallel (@ninthparallel) May 20, 2020
i always see us as dance / electronic artists. only because edm for a time was branded as cheesy “let’s get crazy” basic thing
over time ive softened my opinion about it. it’s all life, it’s all fun. why be a snob
BUT, there was 25 years of dance before edm. can’t forget that
— joyryde (@enJOYRYDE) May 20, 2020
depends on the observer – shrodingers cat.. my observation some times it collapses down to edm but sometimes it doesn’t my sweet particle boy <3
— ЖTИ (@killthenoise) May 20, 2020
we are all EDM whether we like it or not, Porter.
— MUST DIE! (@MUSTDIEmusic) May 20, 2020
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