The Fyre Festival scandal just won’t go away. According to newly surfaced reports, a fest trustee is suing Blink-182, Kendall Jenner, and Emily Ratajkowski for their performance fees.
As we all know, Fyre Festival was the greatest party that never happened. And, some of the talent made out like bandits. However, they might have to pay it all back.
The Fyre bankruptcy case going down in a series of lawsuits includes one of which that seeks the return payment of $500,000, originally paid out to Blink-182 for the island performance. Again, the island performance that never happened.
Remember those sunburnt orange squares? The trustee also seeks $270,000 back from Kendall Jenner and $300,000 from model Emily Ratajkowski for their paid Instagram posts. Unlike the case of Blink-182 though, it seems these influencers followed through on their end.
The lawsuit argues that all these transfers were part of Billy McFarland’s master plan to defraud festival investors. It also alleges that the Instagram models demonstrated a “clear lack of good faith” for not disclosing what they were paid for posts.
“Nor did they inform their fans and followers that they ultimately decided not to attend the Festival because of problems with the Festival of which they and their agencies were uniquely aware.”
The trustee is also reportedly suing Nue Agency, seeking $730,000 (paid to Pusha T, Desiigner and Tyga), as well as festival director Yaron Lavi for $315,000.
Last we heard from McFarland, he said there’s going to be another Fyre festival. Watch out.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: REPORT: Blink-182, Kendall Jenner & Emily Ratajkowski Sued Over Fyre Festival Payments
Many things have changed over the course of 15 years — but Tiësto remains on top!
One release that has truly stood the test of time is the producer’s “everlasting, time-transcending,” trance album Just Be. It’s theatrical and moving, enticing and mysterious, and blasts us back to 2009 in a flash.
Tiësto’s second studio album became an instant staple in dance music upon its release. 15 years later, Just Be gives off those same nostalgic vibes, reminding us what made us fall in love in the first place.
Flash-forward to now and Tiësto is still crushing it. No lineup or main stage is complete without his presence. He’s known for bringing EDM the high profile collaborations and big room remixes it deserves — but he’ll never forget his roots.
Today, Just Be has us feeling some type of way. Not to mention, it’s perfect listening for the long weekend. Hit play and enjoy!Tiësto – Just Be
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Tiësto’s Legendary Trance Album ‘Just Be’ Is 15 Years Strong [LISTEN AGAIN]
Though Hardwell might currently be on hiatus from touring, his commitment to producing, mixing, and supporting his fellow artists hasn’t taken a break in the slightest. On Hardwell presents Revealed Vol 10 out today, the Revealed Recs head honcho shares 51 massive tunes over nearly two and a half hours and proves that big room is still alive.
The mix album is split into two halves, the first being a smooth mix and the latter being full tracks, including his latest single “Retrograde” and new track “Drop To The Floor” with Richie Loop.
Take this with a grain of salt if you will, but even coming from a thru-and-thru bass head, this is a thoroughly enjoyable listen. Check out Hardwell presents Revealed Vol 10 below.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Hardwell Mixes In 51 Big Room Bangers In Revealed Vol. 10
If you caught JPEGMAFIA at HARD Summer or opening for Flume at Red Rocks this year, or any number of other appearances around the country, count yourself lucky. The New York-born rapper is a one of a kind artist who brings a punk and metal aesthetic to his hip hop and does it with the grace and intensity of some of the greatest.
Right now, he’s prepping to drop his third studio album called All My Heroes Are Cornballs, out September 13. To give you an idea of the what the album is like, the first single is entitled “Jesus Forgive Me, I Am A Thot.” If that’s not enough, he shared a “trailer” for the album featuring so-called testimonials from the likes of James Blake, Flume, Kenny Beats, Injury Reserve, DJ Dahi, Channel Tres, and Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy. In reality, it’s just all his friends absolutely trashing the album.
Flume says “I wouldn’t listen to it outside of this room” while Kenny Beats admits it’s “not even really music.” Count us in.
Only two weeks until the album is out — check out the trailer below.
Photo via @kortbaek_travels
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: JPEGMAFIA Enlists Flume, James Blake, & More To Trash His Album
Fisher, Claude VonStroke, Solardo, Shiba San and the like have developed a sound that has become synonymous with house. Between their rhythms and choice of synth and bass, when you hear their music, you’re sure to move. There’s no ifs, ands, or buts about it. In that same vein, AMMO is debuting his new song “I Like It Alot” with another debut artist, Sir Bloke.
Full of attitude and an easy rhythm to simply fall into and let your hips sway, “I Like It Alot” is a surefire end-of-summer hit, perfect for letting your nights wind down or pushing them into full swing.
AMMO is one of the most in-demand pop producers, so it stands to reason that his debut outing in the electronic world would aim to capture that spirit of pop versus house. Check out “I Like It Alot” below, out now via Thrive Music/Absurd Noize.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: [PREMIERE] AMMO Drops New House Single With Sir Bloke, “I Like It Alot”
One of the things I love most about Kannibalen is the diversity of its artists. From head honchos Black Tiger Sex Machine to muscled Kai Wachi to majestic Apashe, each of them has their own unique sound. The same extends to French-Canadian Lektrique.
Just ahead of his sets at Nocturnal and Lost Lands, he’s dropped his infectious two track EP entitled Night Fall. Lektrique himself described his sound to me as “uplifting dark melodic electro,” and these two tracks definitely embody that to a T. “Full Throttle” embodies a bit more of the dark side, while “Night Fall” follows a bit more on the uplifting melodic side, a la classic Wolfgang Gartner.
Together, these two tracks are just a taste of more to come, but they’re no doubt satisfying. Check them out below!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Lektrique Drops Thrilling New “Nightfall” EP on Kannibalen
I first saw INZO walking into a hot warehouse in LA earlier this year. I’d missed the beginning of his set, but his transitions and selections were so smooth and seamless that it took barely a song for me to fall into the groove and surrender myself to his sound. That same ethos is translated to his debut EP Multiverse, out today on Liquid Stranger’s WAKAAN.
The 5-track Multiverse is a brilliant combination of funk and bass, flowing back and forth between the two complementary styles with ease and panache. This is no more obvious than on “Spectrum.”
It begins with an beautiful orchestral arrangement, something straight out of M83’s interludes, a dreamy soundscape with birds chirping, a light breeze, maybe some wind chimes… the rising bass conveys a great awakening. The first drop is a reflection of the melody, more powerful and impactful. However, something always seems like it’s lurking beneath. Sure enough, a darkness soon approaches. The drums begin hitting harder. The bass oscillates. More heavily textured synths enter the fray. A scream warns of the foreboding chaos as thundering bass takes the place of the more delicate melodies.
Not every track on the EP is like this, and “Spectrum” honestly isn’t even my favorite from the release (that goes to “Y”), but in my opinion, it most accurate portrays INZO’s talent as not only a producer, but a storyteller.
All in all, this is a brilliantly written, produced, and composed EP. Even at only 5 tracks, you get a phenomenal idea of who INZO is and what he stands for. Multiverse is out now via WAKAAN — listen below.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: INZO Drops New Funky ‘Multiverse’ EP On Liquid Stranger’s WAKAAN
Post Malone never ceases to amaze us.
His latest single, “Circles,” is simply impeccable — perfect for every season, every mood, every damn day. We get serious Tame Impala vibes from Posty’s new release, which jams out in that sweet spot between hip hop and soft rock. The subject matter is relatable, the vibe is on point, and Malone’s distinct vocals are emotional as ever.
With “Circles,” Malone continues to prove he’s a mainstay artist we’ll be hearing from not just for years, but decades. Every release from him seems to make an instant but lasting impact on the music industry.
Posty currently has four tracks that have reached over one billion plays on Spotify. “Congratulations,” “Better Now,” “rockstar” ft. 21 Savage, and his collaboration with Swae Lee, “Sunflower.”
Listen to “Circles” here and get ready for more Post Malone. His new album Hollywood’s Bleeding drops September 6th.Post Malone – Circles
Photo via Broken Lightbulb Productions
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Post Malone Amazes with Smooth New Single “Circles” [MUST LISTEN]
A major operation has resulted in the charge of 39 individuals who schemed to import a massive amount of fentanyl — enough to kill over 14 million people.
Over 120 law enforcement officers from 30 different law enforcement agencies were in on Operation Cookout. The major arrest operation involved strategies in Virginia, North Carolina and Texas.
During the 3-day takedown, law enforcement seized 24 firearms, 30 kilograms of fentanyl, 30 kilograms of heroin, 5 kilograms of cocaine, and over $700,000 in cash.
This massive interdiction of narcotics, which included enough fentanyl to kill over 14 million people, is proof positive of the power and strength of federal, state, and local law enforcement collaboration. — G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia
Thirty-five defendants were arrested for their respective roles in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute large amounts of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and cocaine base in Hampton Roads.
Thirty-nine co-conspirators were involved in an alleged large-scale drug trafficking conspiracy. These roles ranged from supplier, packager, transporter, financier, distributor, and facilitator.
The narcotics organization identified by our team reached far and wide, spanning state lines and crossing all the way to and from our southern border. This indictment, and the 106 counts within, demonstrates clearly that the dangerous and illegal smuggling operations from the border limitlessly stretch into the United States and reach directly into our neighborhoods and communities. — Michael K. Lamonea, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Norfolk.
The DEA will continue to carry out operations like this one.
39 people charged for importing enough #fentanyl into the @HamptioRoadsVA area to kill over 14.5 million people!!
"Incredible work by over 120 law enforcement agents & officers" @EDVAnews
"A special thanks to our DEA counterparts!" @ICEgov
— DEAWashington (@DEAWashingtonDC) August 30, 2019
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: DEA: 39 People Charged for Importing Enough Fentanyl to Kill Over 14 Million People
Go into any bar, walk down any street, or attend any concert in the US these days and you’ll see people vaping. Whether it’s a juul, a large battery-powered vape, a weed pen, or what have you, people are blowing clouds. Research is constantly ongoing regarding the adverse effects of these devices, but US public officials have now officially issued a warning on the dangers of vaping following spike in lung-related illnesses.
According to a statement from CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D. and Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, M.D., “As of August 27, 2019, 215 possible cases [related to e-cigarette products] have been reported from 25 states, and additional reports of pulmonary illness are under investigation.” Those numbers have been updated to now up to 354 possible cases in 29 states. However, the date these cases began being tracked is not disclosed, meaning they could be in the span of as little as 6 months or as long as 5 years. The number of cases remains the same, of course, but the frequency is a very important factor, as well.
Dr. Redfield maintains, “While some cases are similar and appear to be linked to ecigarette product use, more information is needed to determine what is causing the respiratory illnesses. In many cases, patients have also acknowledged recent use of THC or CBD-containing e-cigarette products.”
“We suspect adulterated or contaminated products, because these [marijuana] products have been out there for some time, and we’ve not seen these cases until this summer,” said Phillip Lamberty, a pulmonologist and critical care specialist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, who cared for three patients in recent weeks. Two of them used products containing THC, he said. He wasn’t sure what product the third was vaping.
Ultimately, few people are likely to quit their vaping habits based on these reports alone. Their advice is to stop vaping entirely while these investigations are ongoing. If you choose to continue, your best bet is to know what is in the juice you’re vaping, and ensure that it is as free of contaminants as possible.
You can read more via the CDC here.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: US public officials issue warning on the dangers of vaping following spike in lung-related illnesses
Launching via a joint label from Sony Music and SDM (Famouz) is a wicked single from Hypanda. At just 19 years old, the pop producer from Germany is making waves and looks set for further success with now that he has been backed by such a prestigious line up.
His ‘Gotta Let Go’ was written alongside JUNKX and features sweet vocals from Swedish songstress IA. Impossibly infectious from the start, this track has a vibrant summer sound – backed strongly by a perky beat and deliciously melodic top-line.
Signalling the start of Famouz and no doubt a glittering career for Hypanda, we urge you to check ‘Gotta Let Go’ right away.
Showing off the official video to his latest single today is Sweden’s talented Mountain Bird. With his forthcoming EP DearBrainLetMeSleep coming at the start of next year, the artist presents the visuals to ‘Hiding Underwater,’ which was released via Nettwerk Records.
The track and concept came straight from the heart, and stirs up rave-esque beats alongside haunting lyrics about heartbreak and overcoming moments of deep sadness. Explaining ‘Hiding Underwater,’ Mountain Bird (also known as Adam Öhman) says: “I was in a really dark place when I wrote this. And at that time almost felt like hurting myself or do something worse was a good idea, but I got myself together. I just got so tired of always trying to cope with my brain the first thing in the morning and not just wake up and go you know… It’s like you have to tame a beast every time you’d wanna do something and therefore I wanted to swap my brain with someone. Just anyone.”
The beautiful video was shot in Berlin, where Öhman moved after the break up of a long-term relationship. With direction from Maren Langer, it is centred around the artist in different settings – working its way through a variety of colour schemes and representing his feelings of loneliness and solitude brilliantly.
A raw and incredibly moving offering, hit the link below to check out ‘Hiding Under Water’ from Mountain Bird now.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Mountain Bird – Hiding Under Water (Official Video)
Metarama Gaming + Music Festival has reportedly been canceled.
The event, set to take place over October 19th and 20th in Las Vegas, has been abruptly canceled, sources close to the project revealed to ESPN. Metarama was to be headed up by gamer/livestreamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Marshmello, with other superstars on the bill including Snoop Dogg, Logic and Alan Walker.
At the time of this writing, tickets ranging from $140 to $860 still appear for sale on the event’s website. However, there has yet to be an official statement from Metarama or either of the headliners.
It’s rumored that low ticket sales and failure to secure a sponsorship have resulted in the cancellation.
The festival was announced in June as a collaboration between C3 Presents and Esports Hospitality Concepts. Hopefully this won’t be the last of its kind.
Representatives for Metarama did not respond immediately to Your EDM’s request for comment.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: REPORT: Metarama Gaming & Music Festival Headlining Marshmello Canceled
Rural Nevada is bracing itself for impact of the Storm Area 51 event set to take place next month…
In addition to the original Storm Area 51 Facebook event, which was apparently intended as a joke, there’s now a full-fledged music festival happening in Rachel called Alienstock. Electronic music, country and rock and roll is to be expected, as well as thousands of people from all over the country.
Connie West, owner of the Little A’Le’Inn in Rachel, will be heading up the festival on behalf of Matty Roberts, the California man who started up the online craze. She has obtained a mass gathering permit for up to 10,000 people, so Alienstock is expected to be rather large for a first-year fest.
Storm Area 51/Alienstock is being called the “biggest thing this town has seen.” It’s probably the biggest thing any of these nearby towns have seen. West said she receives 200 plus calls a day about people interested in the event. There’s no telling how huge it will actually be until it happens.
Small businesses in Hiko and Rachel are already preparing for the “invasion,” as the little, quiet towns anticipate thousands upon thousands of visitors coming through. Alamo will be seeing a lot of action, too. The town is about 100 miles north of Las Vegas, population approximately 1,000 — and it’s the last stop for gas, food, and liquor before Rachel.
Space, sewage, waste, and traffic are all issues facing the area as Alienstock draws closer. Perhaps the most glaring issue being traffic, as the town of Rachel will come to a complete standstill.
The Facebook event — Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us — has 2 million confirmed as “attending” and 1.5 million more as “interested,” but those numbers are highly exaggerated. Remember: that part is a joke.
Alienstock (A Camping, Music, & Arts Festival) has a much more modest 11k planning to attend.
Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Small Nevada Towns Brace for “Storm Area 51” Event & Alienstock Music Festival
DM2 is a relatively new project that’s already showing a lot of promise. His debut original “Shred The Darkness,” though tacky the name might be, showed off his actually very real guitar skills. And now, he’s following it up with a very personal remix of Linkin Park’s “One Step Closer.”
“When I was a kid, I had Linkin Park’s Hybrid theory CD in my boombox radio alarm clock. Each and every day for 6+ years I woke up to the drums of ‘Papercut.'” – DM2
Once again adding his own rock flair to the mix, DM2 shows that he’s not afraid to tackle even the hardest tunes and put his own spin on them. With “One Step Closer,” Chester’s voice remains impeccably intact, even with the original guitar riffs, albeit with some additional embellishments.
Perhaps most pleasing is how well the drop fits into the original. It hardly seems like stretch, especially with a lot of the melody and riffs kept throughout.
DM2 will certainly be one to watch if he continues on this trajectory. With only 2 songs out, it’s too early to tell, but we’re paying attention. Listen to his remix of “One Step Closer” from Linkin Park below.
What can I say about this mega collab between Seven Lions, Excision, Wooli, & Dylan Matthew that I haven’t said already? Combining the beautiful elements of each artist, every section of the track hits a bit different, whether on the melodic side or the downright dastardly bass-heavy side.
Throughout it all is Dylan Matthew, whose vocals serve as a red string of fate between everything. Whether the bass is rumbling or making you cry, Matthew’s voice is there.
Every artist has more on the way in 2019, but this might just be our favorite release of any of theirs this year. Listen to “Another Me” below, out now on Seven Lions’ Ophelia Records.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Seven Lions, Excision, Wooli, & Dylan Matthew Release Huge Collab “Another Me”
As the summer begins to slowly come to an unfortunate end, we have a fresh new production to blindside those feelings of blue. 1991 has come correct with a brand new masterpiece that’s sure to be played internationally by DJ’s and fans alike for years to come. This is big.
The tune lifts off with a cinematic approach that quickly switches into a dark impending rise. As all of the musical elements begin to align the speakers synchronize with your pulse creating a synergy of absolute 808 onslaught. As war horns begin to peak through, the legend himself attacks once again with a second drop, this time with a sinister percussion and a new overhead top line. Do not sleep on 1991.
You can purchase this monumental release here: http://bit.ly/1991_KQ
When TVBOO & sfam teamed up and created “Dahshigo” in 2018, the experimental bass world took notice. Both artists, of course, have long been heralded as secret weapons in sets for maximum crowd reaction, but their prowess reached peak heights when they combined their forces. Now, they’re teaming up again for a wild VIP treatment of the same track.
Where the original has a quicker tempo and distinctly trap sound, the VIP is almost a tease by comparison, slowing things down and dragging out that final satisfaction in a drop. In fact, the first false drop is downright heinous.
“After a year of laying waste to crowds with the original, we reckoned it was time to re-amp this bad boy. Also I’ll use any excuse to sit down with the sfam boys. Every time we get together it’s a lot of fun and we flow very well together. Low key a little sad this is being released cuz it’s been that unreleased gem in every set since we made this.” – TVBOO
“We were so happy with the response from the original that we knew we had to make a VIP. We make songs with TVBOO all the time anyways so one day we decided to finally make it happen and boy are we happy we did.” – sfam
“Dahshigo VIP” is out now, check it out below!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: [PREMIERE] TVBOO & sfam Give Their Hit “Dahshigo” The VIP Treatment
If we were to read into a new tweet from Kim Kardashian, we’re getting a new Kanye West album called Jesus is King in less than a month.
West has been busy, even though he’s not as prevalent in the musical zeitgeist as he was in his earlier career. Last year, he put out his eighth solo album ye and also collaborated with Kid Cudi for KIDS SEE GHOSTS. On top of that, he also produced albums for Pusha T (included two new singles out this week), Nas, and Teyana Taylor.
Jesus is King is sure to reflect his “Sunday Service” gospel performances which he began at the beginning of this year, eventually leading to a huge performance at Coachella this past April where he played “Water,” seen in the tracklist below.
Stay tuned for more info about this release hopefully coming soon.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 29, 2019
Jesus is King Tracklist:
Wake the Dead
Through the Valley
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Kanye West tracklist & release date of new album, ‘Jesus is King,’ teased by Kim K
Are you ready for Nood Beach? What is Nood Beach you ask? It’s a fabulous concept; it’s a food and music festival held at gorgeous Huntington Beach in Southern California presented by world class food blog Foodbeast. It’s going down this Sunday at Bolsa Chica State Beach with performances from DJ Snoopadelic (the Doggfather himself, Snoop Dogg), Jeffrey Sutorius AKA Dash Berlin and E-40. On top of that, 20 noodle vendors from across Southern California will be debuting special noodle dishes made exclusively for Nood Beach.
In addition to the food and headlining music, there will be live entertainment all day long at the #Foodbeast stage where there will be eating and cooking competitions including professional eaters attempting to eat a 20 lb ramen bowl! All of this will be livestreamed on Twitch as well! While I’m super excited for the music, it’s absolutely dizzying to look at the list of food items. Check out this handy article from Foodbeast on the items you can’t miss at Nood Beach. I’m getting some of that ramen crust pizza myself.
Tickets are still available for Foodbeast presents Nood Beach this Sunday at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach, CA. VIP tickets include free beer tasting until 3 PM and a free noodle dish from Sealegs at the Beach. This will be one of the few times we recommend going to the event on an empty stomach!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Jeffrey Sutorius and Snoop Dogg Headline Foodbeast’s Nood Beach Food and Music Festival [Event Preview]