Happy 4th of July to everyone, especially Madeon fans! The French producer just came back after four years with his first solo single, “All My Friends,” and now he’s ready to drop more.
Good Faith is starting to shape up nicely with a tour on the way, a new live show, and a new album. Madeon has announced today that the next single from the project is dropping next week, and we absolutely cannot wait to hear it.
In an interview with Billboard, Madeon stated that the songs on the album are “all very different. They have a consistency, but [All My Friends] is the most directly and structurally pop song. […] Good Faith definitely captures a lot different sounds that I like.”
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Madeon‘s new single and announcement of his Good Faith Era came on quickly, with no warning. On the horizon — Madeon takes on an entire Good Faith album and tour, with the need to shape his own reality. Now that he’s back, the producer is taking time to explain the depth and vision attached to his current project.
Perhaps Madeon’s biggest life change has been moving out of his parents house, on his own. With this has come an extreme dedication to his art that wasn’t fully there before. Not that he wasn’t invested before — but now he’s living for his project in a more immersive way. As he explains, it’s literally his life.
Read the excerpt below from Billboard, which more thoroughly explains Madeon’s current artistic state and how it was different before the Good Faith Era:
There’s a sense of safety, emotionally and practically, from being surrounded by people that care about you so much. Being out on your own, it forces you to figure out who you are outside of the familiar. Something emerges – your actual identity. When I was making Adventure at home, it felt like Madeon was this secret identity. I would tour in the U.S., and back home, nobody would care. Nobody would ask me about it. It was like this life on the side, and real life was my childhood friends. That felt great, really reassuring, but there wasn’t much pressure.
I wanted to try the opposite. I wanted to move to an environment where my entire life was dedicated to that vision. The walls at my house, I covered them with concept art, drawings and ideas. Everything around me relates and contributes directly to the project. It’s really immersive in that way, really inspiring and intense. It helped the overall project direction feel more substantial. It’s not just something I’m working on, it’s literally my life. I decided to chronicle that to some extent by capturing as much of it as I could. Over the past few years, I’ve been filming, documenting that process. I want to shape that into a narrative to help give context to the work. What I was making before was fiction dreamt up in my parents basement. Now, I’m just designing a life for myself. That is the project.
Read on with the entire interview via Billboard here. There’s a lot more amazing information straight from Madeon in the feature.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Madeon Opens Up About Immersive New Project ‘Good Faith’
It’s not at all uncommon for producers to sometimes have to cancel on shows. It’s safe to say that no touring DJ ever wants to do so, but it’s sometimes an unavoidable reality that must be dealt with. For Axwell, this was the case at Electric Love Festival this weekend.
Axwell was scheduled to perform on the festival’s second day, tomorrow, July 5. His management delivered a statement to the festival which was shared earlier this morning, stating “unforeseen circumstances” for his cancellation.
“He canceled the show very unexpected but we’re already working hard to find a replacement for tomorrow,” the festival wrote.
A replacement has already been found: KSHMR.
Electric Love is live streaming from the festival — you can catch some of the sets via their Facebook here.
Lovers a sad message reached us from Axwells management. “… due to unforeseen circumstances Axwell will not be able to…
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It’s always a toss-up when thinking about which part of Ámaris’ style is more interesting: her surprising and clever lyrics or the way she uses electronic music to create sound that manages to be both pop and non pop, EDM and not EDM and indie and not indie. Since the two elements work together to create the unique sound that has now created three solo albums since her EDM project Geiko went on the back burner, with the latest, 26, out in May on Puma Punku Records
Speaking of Geiko, the project does make an appearance on the album’s closing track, “Supernova.” Still quite minimal and ambient per Ámaris’ solo style, “Supernova” has more of a discernible house beat than other tracks on the album. It must have been one of her favorites as well, because Ámaris commissioned a short film inspired by the song and directed by Andy Quan (in player below).
“Supernova” may be one of Ámaris’ favorites on 26 but it’s hardly the only highlight. Tracks like “I Need You” and “Blurred” see her playing with vocal timbre and layered composition while others like “Last Day in the World” and “Jelly” pay homage to Ámaris EDM roots while still being true to her vision for the current project. Still others like “Diamond” are purposely sparse so the listener will really focus on the impact of her voice. Spoiler: the impact is big, and so is this album.
Ámaris is one of those rare artists who skates on the edge of multiple genres and styles and even of her own work. She both fits beautifully and doesn’t fit at all in multiple categories, much in the way Bjork and Aphex Twin do: at some point it’s useless to classify these artists because they are simply in their own stratum or creation. With 26, Ámaris once again declares that space she’s created as categorically, defiantly and only hers.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Ámaris Stuns Again With Her Wild Take on Pop Electronica With New Album ’26’ [Video]
OK D&B keyboard historians, get ready to have some serious “Knowledge” dropped. Knowledge Magazine (normally referred to as Kmag) has just announced that it will be releasing a beautiful book as part of its 25th anniversary celebration. Not just a chronicling of KMag’s massive contribution to the D&B community over the years, the book will be a compendium of drum & bass and jungle’s past, present and future.
Knowledge Mag was one of the original publications for all things drum and bass which started in 1994 and which ran until 2014. For 20 years, Kmag was the premiere place for D&B news, reviews, mixes and more and it still maintains a huge amount of respect from jungle and drum & bass artists, fellow press and fans alike.
Kmag co-founder Colin Steven commissioned and will be editing the book and he had a number of reasons for doing it.
“The main reason I’m bringing Knowledge back is that I feel I have unfinished business. Reaching 20 years was such an important milestone but it was a bittersweet moment and I didn’t celebrate it because I knew the end was coming…At first I considered doing a magazine but I want to make it really special. One of the things former readers say to me when they find out that I used to edit Knowledge is that they still have all of their copies and can’t bring themselves to throw them away!”
Steven’s not wrong. Talk to any junglist or D&B head who was around while Kmag was in print and almost all of us still have a stack of them somewhere in our homes. The digital Kmag was just as well-respected. Steven doesn’t just want to focus on the Kmag’s history, however. The book will not only be chronicling the history of D&B but where it is now and what’s coming in the future. In many ways with this book, Steven is proving Kmag never left. It’s only natural that the book should report on D&B’s past, present and future as Kmag did for so many years.
The Knowledge Magazine 25th Anniversary Book will be released in December as a limited-edition hardback with a striking embossed cloth cover. It can be pre-ordered now on the Kmag website. There were also be a 25th anniversary celebration party in London in October. Sign-up list for tickets and details are also on Kmag.co.uk.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Knowledge Mag Announces a 25th Anniversary Book Chronicling Both the History and the Future of Drum & Bass
Following the release of Burning Man‘s final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), organizers have great news — Black Rock City 2019 is most definitely happening, though any expansion is not.
Burning Man says it’s going to take time to fully understand what impacts the changes put forth by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will have on the annual event. However, the important thing is, Burning Man will move forward as usual, with its “amazing projects, art installations, mutant vehicles and theme camps.”
That being said, here are some things Burning Man wants to address for 2019.Capacity
Burning Man’s 2019 event will be capped at a total of 80,000 attendees, nearly the same as last year. Organizers have interest in growing the event up to 100,000 people, but not before understanding the potential impacts of such growth. The EIS offers data on how Burning Man’s activities will affect the environment and surrounding communities — and what changes need to be made.Dumpsters
Burning Man has the opportunity to avoid having dumpsters on the playa. However, their latest journal article says, “we must all dramatically change the way we manage our waste stream. While our actions in removing detritus from the playa surface are superb, we’re simply not doing a good enough job disposing of our trash after we leave Black Rock City.” No leaving trash at public rest stops or businesses — or anywhere on the drive home.Physical Barriers
“This mitigation will likely not be required for 2019, and we have the opportunity to avoid it in the future. Securing the boundary of Black Rock City has always been a priority to Burning Man — while Radical Inclusion is one of our core principles, trespassing in Black Rock City without a ticket will not be tolerated. We will continue to maintain a secure perimeter, including working closely with law enforcement to enforce that perimeter. If we do so, there will be no need for impenetrable physical barriers around Black Rock City.”Vehicle Screening
Screening by BLM has been one of Burning Man’s gravest concerns, after 30 years of running its own operations. However, this initiative will not move forward in 2019 and there may be a chance to prevent it from ever happening. “We’ve submitted our serious concerns to the BLM about the significant constitutional, civil rights, environmental, cultural and operational impacts of this proposal.” This is one requirement Burning Man is prepared to push back on, especially following last year’s “aggressive” traffic stops.
With this, Burning Man reminds its future attendees that many of the mitigations and monitoring that seem to be new requirements are actually brief descriptions of existing operations. Read all of the BLM requirements that may affect your Burn here.
By working together, the culture, community and environment in Black Rock City should continue to thrive.
Source: Burning Man Journal
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Burning Man Agrees to 80,000 Attendance Camp, Pushes Back Against Screening
Wolfgang Gartner is taking it back to his house roots with a new remix for Bobby D’Ambrosio‘s classic club track “So Thankful.” Originally released in 2003, the producer now revives the single with serious dance floor fever.
Out of nowhere, Joey Youngman has emerged, which just so happens to be Wolfgang’s real name. Working under this new alias, he reveals the project’s first release with a lot of love attached. It’s all about house music, and it’s all about just being himself.
“So Thankful” is stripped back from any distractions baring a soulful, infectious energy that takes over the track. It has all the traditional makings of a house classic, expertly boosted with rich textures and more punch than ever before. The smooth, groovy nature of the track is not only still relevant, but thriving.
“House music is what I grew up on,” Youngman explains, “and how I got my start.”
He continues, “this alias exists purely to feed my soul.”
It is with a lot of love that I present to you the first release of my new alias project; Joey Youngman. (that’s right, my “alias” is my real name). House Music is what i grew up on and how I got my start: this alias exists purely to feed my soul. SPOTIFY:https://t.co/grmb6pMrBW
— Wolfgang Gartner (@wolfganggartner) July 2, 2019
No doubt, he’ll be feeding a lot more souls with his take on “So Thankful.” Listen to the latest from Joey Youngman here — and get ready for more where this came from.Bobby D’Ambrosio – “So Thankful” (Joey Youngman Remix)
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Wolfgang Gartner Goes Back To His Roots with New Alias & “So Thankful” Remix [MUST LISTEN]
A$AP Rocky has been arrested and is currently being held in Stockholm, Sweden for suspected assault after a street fight erupted between his entourage and two men.
Plenty of video footage has surfaced of the incident, during which A$AP and his crew come off as the peacemakers through much of the conflict. The two strangers were said to have been following A$AP’s crew around and one reportedly broke a pair of headphones when striking his bodyguard over the head.
A$AP and his posse hit their breaking point when a woman accused the same random men of groping her and her friend. Ultimately, A$AP attacked, throwing one man down, and punching and kicking him repeatedly. However, there are multiple videos that also show the two men antagonizing them prior to the street fight.
A$AP has released videos of his own via social media. In one post, he describes the men as “drug addicts.”
“We don’t know these guys and we didn’t want trouble,” A$AP said. “…they followed us for 4 blocks, and they were slapping girls butts who passed. Give me a break.”
Stockholm police could potentially hold A$AP for up to three days as prosecutors decide whether or not to charge the rapper. If they move forward, he faces up to 6 years in prison.
See more detailed footage of the incident here.A$AP Rocky Street Fight
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: A$AP Rocky Arrested Following Stockholm Street Fight [WATCH]
Electric Forest is the gift that keeps on giving! Already we’ve gotten previews of new songs from Zeds Dead x Deathpact and Seven Lions x Excision x Wooli (ft. Dylan Matthew), now today we get another courtesy of Alison Wonderland and Quix.
Alison Wonderland closed out the Tripolee Stage on Saturday, June 29. Playing in the wee hours of 2-3:15am, she deftly kept the crowd’s attention and energy up throughout the set. At one point, she dropped this banger (video below) — it’s not quite trap, not quite future bass, but something in between. No matter what you want to call it, the fact remains we absolutely MUST hear the whole thing!
Perhaps this is the track Alison teased was coming soon? Maybe, maybe not. Listen below.
— Tyler Quakenbush (@tjquaken) July 3, 2019
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Alison Wonderland Drops New ID With Quix At Electric Forest
Kygo x Whitney Houston is one of those collaborations that never would have been thought possible — until it actually happened.
The story of how “Higher Love” came to be is really quite amazing. Houston’s estate had the song “laying around” and they were looking for the “right production” to go with it. Who better than Kygo to take on the project, reviving the legend’s old recording for the perfect modern day masterpiece.
In the video below, a short interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio, Kygo opens up about that moment when a special request came through his inbox. He describes “Higher Love” as a truly “once in a lifetime opportunity.”
It was sent to me through my label and I think it was her estate. They had this song laying around and it was never officially released. I think they were looking for the right production on it. I got it in my inbox and I had the same reaction as you. Whitney Houston is this a joke? I saw the email about if I could make this work and I ran to my studio and tried to produce around this amazing vocal. This is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity. This is a collaboration I never thought was gonna happen so I just thought I had to put all my effort into this and make it as good as I can.
Watch and listen to the new single below!Kygo Talks Whitney Houston Collaboration Kygo & Whitney Houston – “Higher Love”
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Kygo Revelas How Whitney Houston Collaboration “Higher Love” Came To Be [WATCH]
Rolling Stone just launched its very own Rolling Stone Charts.
In an effort to rival Billboard, Rolling Stone Charts includes 100 top singles and 200 top albums in the US. Instead of solely weekly updates, Rolling Stone refreshes some charts on a daily basis, offering the industry an up-to-date and unprecedented charting experience.
In addition to the traditional charts, the Rolling Stone Artist 500 ranks the most-streamed artists at the moment. The Rolling Stone Trending 25 tracks the biggest trending songs. The Rolling Stone Breakthrough 25 features first-time charting artists.
Rolling Stone offers a brief description of each chart below:
Rolling Stone 100 — the most popular songs in the United States each week, counting track streams across the major music-streaming providers as well as digital and physical purchases. It does not count passive listening, such as plays on terrestrial or digital radio.
Rolling Stone 200 — logs the most popular albums today. The chart ranks consumption using physical and digital album sales, song sales and audio streams. This chart is updated daily and finalized on Monday each week with a default display of the final tally from the prior week.
Rolling Stone Artists 500 — the most in-demand artists of the week by audio streams, a metric representative of the most popular way the American audience listens to music these days. This artist chart does not include passive listening in its measurement.
Rolling Stone Trending 25 — ranks new songs that are seeing the greatest gains in popularity each week, measured by percentage growth in audio streams. The Trending chart offers a truly in-the-moment view of music by highlighting tracks picking up the most momentum, week over week. Updated on a daily basis and only includes music released over the past 12 months.
Rolling Stone Breakthrough 25 — highlights rising artists who are appearing on the charts for the very first time, offering a preview of the biggest stars of tomorrow. It measures audience demand by audio streams and does not include passive listening. Only artists who have not appeared in the Artist 500 chart before are eligible.
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) July 2, 2019
Explore Rolling Stone Charts here.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Rolling Stone Launches Its Own ‘Rolling Stone Charts’
Diplo is constantly pushing the boundaries of social media. Whether he’s live streaming Joe Jonas‘ wedding with Sophie Turner, or having James Van Der Beek fill in for him on Twitter, Diplo keeps things interesting — that’s for sure.
Diplo’s latest post just might be the most Diplo thing we’ve ever seen. The producer shows off his boner and breaks the internet all with one majestic shot taken in Ibiza, Spain. Posed in front of a breathtaking view, a chiseled Diplo isn’t afraid to show off his natural self either.
“I’ve been all over God’s green earth, and nothing excites me more than the raw beauty of nature,” he hilariously captions the photo.
The post has sparked reactions from many artists and celebrities — Ruby Rose, Nitti Gritti, Lindsay Lohan, Party Favor and more.
Whether he stuffed a pair of socks in his shorts or was paid by Viagra to take this shot — the details don’t really matter. Just look and appreciate.Diplo Shows Off Boner View this post on Instagram
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Diplo Becomes One With Nature & Shows Off Boner In Viral Instagram Post
Just last week, DJ Snake announced to the world that his album was finally done. He’s already had a stellar last couple years, with tracks like “Magenta Riddim,” “Taki Taki,” and now “Loco Contigo” perpetuating his worldwide star status. Now, if a Reddit post is to be believed, DJ Snake’s sophomore album is due out later this month and it’s allegedly stacked.
The post alleges that promo links were sent out today, hence the leak. The album is allegedly titled Carte Blanche and will drop at the end of this month, July 26. It will contain the aforementioned past singles, as well as new collaborations with Zhu, Gashi, Majid Jordan, Bryson Tiller, that collab with Zomboy, and “Made in France” with Tchami, Mercer, and Malaa.
Whoever originally posted the screenshot on Reddit has deleted their account, possibly because it was a recognizable name? That part is hard to tell. Your EDM has reached out to representatives for DJ Snake for comment; we will update this article with any response.
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: ZHU, Zomboy, & More Listed On Rumored Tracklist For DJ Snake’s Upcoming Album
You read that right. AMFAMFAMF & Studio 44 worked together to bring in a massive lineup for this year’s 4th of July festivities in Seattle, a party that is unrivaled in my opinion. Darrius, VNSSA, Noizu, Destructo, Justin Martin, and the man himself, Chris Lake, will all be taking the stage tomorrow right under the Space Needle starting at 4 PM.
It’s sold out but if you’re in town and looking for tickets, check their Facebook Event Page or even StubHub to try and get a ticket, because this is a show you’re not going to want to miss.
It was just announced that the afterparty will be held at Q Nightclub with an exclusive b2b set between Chris Lake & Destructo! Tickets are going quickly so grab them here while you still can!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Chris Lake, Justin Martin, Destructo, & Noizu All Coming To Seattle For Sold-Out 4th Of July Party [Preview]
Marshmello is about as divisive a topic in dance music as they come. You either hate him with all your heart or he’s the best thing to happen since actual marshmallows. Either way, sorry to say it, haters, there’s no denying his new album Joytime III is a hit.
Spanning 13 songs, Marshmello went the route of fewer singles, only putting out two songs prior to the full album release, “Rescue Me” with A Day To Remember and “Room To Fall” with Flux Pavilion and Elohim, ostensibly two of the bigger tracks on the album. The rest of the album falls on entirely fresh ears, and that in itself is pretty refreshing.
Many of the collaborators on the album had already been either teased or confirmed prior to Marshmello sharing the tracklist earlier this week, especially TYNAN and Crankdat. Slushii and Yultron are two who shouldn’t be a surprise. Then there’s the tracks with Wiwek and Bellecour, the latter being a name that might not be familiar to most.
Overall, Joytime III manages to stay within the stereotypical Marshmello sound he’s become known for while still stretching it out to explore new influences, all while avoiding too much similarity between tracks. The album goes from his typical, sweet future bass sound to dirty dubstep to hardcore to a vocal ballad to vibey house, there and back again.
Haters likely won’t find much to enjoy about his solo originals on the album like “Run It Up” or “Sad Songs,” but it’s hard for even the most staunch deniers to hate “Room To Fall” or the hotly anticipated TYNAN collaboration, “Earthquake.”
“Joytime III is going to be so sick. I’m so excited for it. So many collaborations with so many dope artists. I really wanted this album to be about the roots of our scene & working with my favorite dance producers & singers.” – Marshmello
Listen to the new album from Marshmello, Joytime III, below.
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Marshmello Drops New Album “Joytime III” With Slushii, Crankdat, & More
You never do know quite what to expect from electro-industrial duo Jane In Space but that’s kind of why they’re so interesting. From their Gorerunner EP released last year when Your EDM discovered them, the duo have released videos now for all of the songs on that EP except for “Little Rarus,” with the most recent one being “Thru the Vines.” There’s definitely an audio-visual component to Jane In Space’s art and it’s just as diverse as the music.
Within Gorerunner alone, Jane In Space (JIS) have covered a multitude or genres from indie-electro pop a’la LCD Soundsystem to straight up dark techno to more NIN-inspired industrial vibes. “Thru the Vines” has a definite industrial tinge to it but both the synths and the vocals are les raw and more emotive than we’ve heard before from JIS. Co-producer Keith Hilderbrandt says the emotional tension was a conscious decision:
“‘Thru The Vines’ had a very desperate feel to it so I really wanted to push a sense of unease sonically. I really focused on the distant and detached elements so they weren’t in you face, but you knew they were there, hiding.”
The “Thru the Vines” video was directed by Permian Strata, who also directed the “Gorerunner,” “Full Stop” and “Eat Your Face” videos but you’d never know it. The four videos vary wildly from each other, so it seems Strata shares Jane In Space’s penchant for making each song or video as its own piece of art; similar in some ways to the others but completely contained within its own reality.
While all the videos have a surreal quality, “Thru the Vines” is probably the most obviously trippy video in the Gorerunner series so far. Strata was very clear on his vision for the video, and it does seem right in line with what JIS were going for:
“The previous few songs on the EP have a slow-building tension to them. And then “Thru The Vines” bursts through with this primal energy. In the video, the main character does literally that–he bursts into a ball of energy and hurdles through the ether, surrounded by an incomprehensible reality. I used optical feedback as a means of generating patterns that create the feeling of falling into the abyss.”
Between the song and the video for “Thru the Vines,” Jane In Space have really got their point across, using the video to put a solid period on the end of the track’s statement. It they plan to do a video for “Little Rarus,” it will likely be just as impactful. Here’s hoping they continue the A/V precedent they began with the other videos on the Gorerunner EP.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Jane In Space Plays with A/V In New Video off ‘Gorerunner’ EP [Video]
The #BottleCapChallenge is taking over the internet right now, as A-list celebrities and athletes show off their best roundhouse kicks. The latest to join in on the action — Diplo, Ellie Goulding and Henry Fong.
The original video and challenge was started up by Instagram user @farakicks, a European taekwondo champion. The craze has since taken off, especially thanks to John Mayer‘s viral video, which has racked up over 4.5 million views and counting.
Ellie Goulding is using her killer kicking technique and platform to spread a message — “STOP USING PLASTIC BOTTLES SUCKERS,” her video is captioned. While the challenge started off simply as a fun display of athleticism, she and others want to kick the use of single use plastics.
Henry Fong’s roundhouse doesn’t look too shabby either. “Made my mma coach teach me this right before so I didn’t look like a total idiot,” he explains in his video caption below.
Diplo could use some work. Still, his video is “evidence” he can “do karate.”
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Since no one requested me to do this (@johnmayer ) and also since no one thinks I'm good at anything except pushing button on stage .. here is evidence that I also do karate. I challenge Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Kevin Durant and Obama @sussexroyal @easymoneysniper @barackobama #bottlecapchallenge
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This challenge is way too much of a fest for my liking. I nominate @stellamccartney @caradelevingne @karliekloss @christineandthequeens @lynn_ban @cassandragracey #bottlecapchallenge #challengeaccepted #noplastic STOP USING PLASTIC BOTTLES SUCKERS
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Be curious my friends! #challengeaccepted #bottlecapchallenge Passing this on to our guy @johnmayer …. hey John if you can’t complete this challenge @erlsn.acr and I decided you have to come to Hawaii after your tour and kick it with us until you complete it!
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#bottlecapchallenge #challengeaccepted @erlsn.acr This thing landed on my head from @johnmayer but will quickly go to a couple of fellas we’ve seen do push ups badly. All yours @guyritchie and @jmoontasri
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New Challenge with #farakickschallenge ! Sending a challenge @jasonstatham @thenotoriousmma @jcvd @jackiechan . Waiting for you video friends . ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #bottlecapchallenge #farakicks #farakickschallenge #mixedmartialarts #tkd #taekwondowtf #taekwondo #fighter #sidekick #trainning #jeetkunedo #jump #kungfu #kicks #taekwondoitf #каратэ #ткд #martialarts #태권도 #challenge #karate #kickboxer #kickboxing #farakicks #martialartist #blackbelt
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: WATCH: Diplo, John Mayer, Ellie Goulding & More Do The #BottleCapChallenge
Porter Robinson‘s Second Sky music festival — even in its first year — proved itself as a truly unique and inspiring experience. Reflecting back on an amazing weekend, the master producer and curator explains in an interview with Billboard the spark and inspiration behind the 2-day event set in Oakland, California.
First year festivals come with their fair share of challenges. Second Sky had just as many factors playing into the production, but it was executed beautifully. With live performances from Porter Robinson (of course), his alias Virtual Self, Madeon, Cashmere Cat, G Jones, Chrome Sparks, and more — he and some of the artists he aligns with could shine. From the artists to the staging, the fans and the entire concept, Porter got it right.
Anyways, here’s what he had to say about his vision:
My hope is to give as much of a platform as I can to the music that I love, and as a bonus, I think it helps the audience understand me better.
And the highest compliment they received:
I think one of the highest compliments we’ve gotten has been from people gushing over the logistics. I didn’t think that was possible at a music festival.
Perhaps the biggest reason why Second Sky was so successful was the authenticity and thoughtfulness behind it. In the interview, he also explains:
It was merely, let’s put on this cool thing so I can play together with all my favorite artists. It really was as pure as that!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Porter Robinson Talks Vision & Inspiration Behind Second Sky
Be prepared for loads of Marshmello this week. Along with a new album, he’s just launched a new mobile game and also features in a new Artist Spotlight Story on YouTube. The video, entitled More Than Music, follows Marshmello’s career from its inception to some of its biggest moments and most devoted fans.
Marshmello’s video in the Artist Spotlight series (now the longest video in the series by about 8 minutes) focuses on the positive side of the artist and brand and the happiness it brings to his fans. A lot of the story is told by Moe Shalizi, his manager from day 1 — that’s primarily a consequence of how the Mello character doesn’t really speak in press situations. (He does speak in the video when he surprises a fan named Beni, and on stage during shows.)
The video also heavily focuses on Marshmello’s prominence in India, including footage of interviews with plenty of locals. They speak of how everyone from kids to parents see Marshmello as a force for positivity and acceptance.
More Than Music includes testimonials from Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Logic, Ninja, and The Chainsmokers. Watch it below.
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Three of the biggest names in dance music have joined forces for an irresistible festival banger. Steve Aoki, Showtek, and MAKJ have teamed up for their highly anticipated new single “Rave” featuring Kris Kiss on vocals.The title of the song should immediately let you know what to expect, this is a high-energy track made for the mainstage. The common denominator in this collab is MAKJ, who recently collaborated with Aoki on his psy-trance track “Shakalaka.” Showtek released an edit of MAKJ’s song “Go” back in 2014, and now, the three artists have joined forces for a perfect track.
The track opens up with rave-y, repeating synth riff as the vocal gets mixed in, “All my party people, it’s time to misbehave.” The verse continues over the same repeating synths, before the snare drums kick in for the buildup over the verse. From there we get the massive drop; to me, this part of the song seems like Shotwek is doing the heavy lifting production wise. The synths are quick and hard, but still melodic. Regardless of who you give the most credit to for the track, this one mixes in seamlessly with either Aoki or Showtek’s massive catalogs. Both Aoki and Showtek have been showcasing this track in their live sets lately; again the name of the track is “Rave,” this one is made to be heard live and played at maximum volume. “Rave” is a world class collaboration from some of EDM’s heaviest hitters, sure to be a festival staple this summer.
Check out Steve Aoki, Showtek, and MAJK’s “Rave” featuring Kris Kiss out now on Ultra Records.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Steve Aoki, Showtek and MAKJ Create the Perfect Festival Banger “Rave”