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Fyre Festival Lawsuit Settled Between Organizers and Talent, Including Major Lazer and Disclosure

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 13:41

A trustee has collected $360,000 in returned expenses from Fyre Festival's talent lineup.

A Fyre Festival lawsuit between the infamous event's organizers and their scheduled performers, including Major Lazer and Disclosure, has been settled. 

In December 2019, Gregory Messer, a litigation trustee, launched 14 lawsuits against Fyre Festival's partners in a bid to recoup losses for the event's creditors and investors who were fleeced in the operation. The lawsuit sought the return of $2.8 million in expenses paid to the artists and their representation, including Creative Artists Agency and Nue Agency. Messer and the defendants have now settled with a total of $360,000 in expenses returned. 

The bulk of the funds returned came from Paradigm Talent Agency, which represents Major Lazer and Disclosure, who were slated to perform at the calamitous 2017 festival that never happened. Paradigm's artists were paid $1.5 million and have returned $225,000.

Headliners Blink-182 were called out in the suit as having been paid $500,000 for their booking before the band cancelled on the gig via Twitter. However, the suit alleged that they had retained the entirety of those funds despite their cancellation. Their representation at CAA have retuned $135,000 as part of the settlement.

The historic disaster of the Fyre Fest debacle has yielded a $26 million bankruptcy and new developments continue to occur, now three years after the failed venture was set to take place. Earlier this summer, US Marshals seized Fyre's merchandise assets for auction in an effort to reimburse victims. 

Fyre's founder Billy McFarland is currently serving a six-year sentence for wire fraud. 

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NBA Player Kevin Love to Host Mental Health Q&A With Demi Lovato and Marshmello

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 13:33

Marshmello, Demi Lovato, and Kevin Love are encouraging an open dialogue with fans about their mental health and well being during quarantine.

Just over a week ago, Demi Lovato and Marshmello's hotly anticipated collaboration "Ok Not To Be Ok" was released on World Suicide Prevention Day. In light of the melancholic pop ballad, the two artists have now scheduled a forthcoming Q&A session to discuss the subject of mental health and wellness, which will be hosted by Kevin Love.

The star Cleveland Cavaliers center recently penned an introspective essay for the Players Tribune titled "To Anybody Going Through It," wherein he explains his own day-to-day struggles of life during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Love has been a vocal advocate for mental well-being in the NBA and has been open about his battle with anxiety and depression on and off the court.

For next week's event, Marshmello has set the tone for a different kind of Q&A session, one more akin to an open dialogue. The producer encouraged fans to open up about their lives during quarantine and how they are handling the experience.

Questions will be selected on Twitter starting at 12PM PST (3PM ET) on Monday, September 21st. Fans should tweet using the #oknottobeok hashtag to participate.


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Bonus Tracks From Avicii's Debut Album "True" Released On Spotify

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 13:28

Five bonus tracks from Avicii's debut album, released seven years ago, finally see the light of day on the streaming giant.

Avicii's 2013 debut album True quickly rose to platinum-selling status on the back of meteoric singles "Wake Me Up," "You Make Me," and more. However, until this week, only the ten songs from the album's standard release have been available for streaming on Spotify, leaving five additional bonus tracks off the platform. Previously the deluxe version was only available via iTunes, CD, and on Amazon.

Spotify now finally has the complete offering with the addition of bonus singles including the rock-house infused "Always On The Run," "All You Need Is Love," "Canyons," the orchestral string-driven "EDOM," and "Long Road To Hell."

The full Spotify release arrives as True turned seven years old this week. The iconic album broke new ground in the pop-electronic space with the intersection of house, orchestral, and country music. 

Last week, Sirius XM and the Tim Bergling Foundation brought fans together to celebrate what would have been the late producer's thirty-first birthday with a tribute for mental health awareness.


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Major Lazer Explore Sounds of Ghana and Nigeria in New "Chasing The Sound" Documentary

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 13:26

Major Lazer continues their creative mission to make the world smaller and the party bigger by highlighting West Africa's rich Afrobeats culture.

Major Lazer have dropped a trailer for their forthcoming documentary Chasing The Sound, which depicts the hit-making trio's recent tour stops and exploration of culture in Ghana and Nigeria.

Diplo, Ape Drums, and Walshy Fire of Major Lazer dive into the West Africa's native Afrobeats genre and how the style has flourished into an impactful artistic movement, shaping broader mainstream music worldwide. The documentary highlights the movements of key players, including Mr Eazi, who recently worked with the group on "Oh My Gawd" alongside Nicki Minaj and K4mo.

"It's an enormous scene there that's taking over the world," Diplo comments in the trailer. Walshy Fire goes on to tie the explorative venture back to Major Lazer's mission statement "to make the world smaller by making the party bigger."

The documentary was filmed during Major Lazer's tour stops in Accra, Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria. The directorial effort is being helmed by Austin Peters, who worked with the group on their 2016 documentary Give Me Future. The film explored Cuba's changing cultural landscape and documented Major Lazer's free concert held in Havana, which drew a jaw-dropping 500,000 attendees.

Major Lazer's Chasing The Sound arrives in full on the dance trio's YouTube channel on September 28th, 2020.


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The Nocturnal Wonderland Virtual Rave-A-Thon is Now Live

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 20:30

Tune into Insomniac's latest can't miss "Rave-A-Thon."

Insomniac's latest can't-miss "Rave-A-Thon" is here. The famed dance music event brand is live with the virtual edition of its wildly popular Nocturnal Wonderland festival.

Set to appear on today's livestream event are BlackGummy, Justin Martin, Drezo, Benny Benassi, Nitti Gritti, Borgore, Modestep, and GG Magree. You can check out the full schedule and tune into the livestream below.


Elderbrook Releases Stellar Debut Album, "Why Do We Shake In The Cold?"

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 20:03

Elderbrook is throwing his hat in the ring for best dance album of the year.

Since first debuting his musical project in 2015, fans have been itching to get their hands on a full-length LP from Elderbrook. The wait is finally over, as the UK DJ and producer has released his debut album Why Do we Shake In The Cold?.

Why Do We Shake In The Cold? conveys feelings of human interaction, love, loneliness, vulnerability, and mental health. Elderbrook wears his heart on his sleeve throughout the record's 11 tracks, making it his most impassioned project yet. The album also contains a second side that features live versions of "Cola," "Numb," and "Something About You" with Rudimental, as well as his recent collaboration with Ytram, "Fire."  

Fans may recognize some of the works from this album, as it contains a handful of his recently released singles. "Back To My Bed," the titular "Why Do We Shake In The Cold?," "My House," "Numb," and "Something About You" are joined by six new tracks that help tie together the five years of work Elderbrook has put into the album. "All My Love" serves as a tone-setting intro, expressing his unwavering devotion to someone else. "Down By The Bay" flips the script, increasing the tempo and energy while still declaring his love for someone.

Elderbrook has found a niche with his signature vocals, subtle tones, and masterful production. His debut album is no exception. Over the past five years, he's transformed from one to watch to a household name that's produced some of the best dance music in recent memory.

Stream Why Do We Shake In The Cold? below. 


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Mr. Fitz Drops Wonky House Tune "Rock'N'Rolla"

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 19:54

The label boss kicked things off with a tech house bomb.

House music aficionados rejoice with the debut of the newly established BLVCK MVGIC imprint, a true-to-its-roots house music label. Head honcho Mr. Fitz is leading the charge with the label's inaugural release, "Rock'N'Rolla."

"Rock'N'Rolla" is a massive tech house bomb with a chugging bass line that keeps the needle moving from start to finish. Tight percussion and a thick low end set the single apart from its mainstream house counterparts, combining to create a churning, club-ready heater. The vocal ad-lib and wonky effects feel as if "Rock'N'Rolla" was inspired by the FISHER and Claude VonStroke vein.

The Los Angeles-based BLVCK MVGIC banner has made quite a statement with their debut release, which you can listen to in full below. Stay on the lookout for more.

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Watch Channel Tres Go On a Neon-Soaked Night Drive in Disclosure's "Lavender" Video

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 19:15

The "Lavender" video features the effortlessly cool flow of Channel Tres.

Disclosure dazzled fans when they dropped their highly anticipated 11-track album ENERGY. After releasing a strong string of visuals for the singles "ENERGY," "My High," "Douha (Mali Mali)," "Birthday," "Who Knew?," and "Reverie," they have now unveiled the official video for "Lavender" starring Channel Tres. The result is a stunning, neon-soaked ride-along through city streets. 

"Lavender" features the effortlessly cool flow that Channel Tres has championed. In the video, directed by Harry Israelson, Disclosure perfectly transport the hip-house meets disco beat into a video that feels like a follow-up to Tres' breakthrough "Topdown" music video. It is one of those tracks that is guaranteed to get a party started, and the visual is the ultimate accompaniment. 

UK brother duo Disclosure dropped ENERGY ten years after their first single, "Offline Dexterity." Over the course of their esteemed career, they've been nominated for five Grammy Awards, emerged as worldwide festival headliners, and created a catalog of timeless music. They also recently hosted their first-ever remix contest, which culminated in a 4-hour Twitch session to crown a winner. 

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Kygo Unveils Remix of Donna Summer's Legendary "Hot Stuff" Alongside Music Video

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 18:52

The music video features Outer Banks stars Madelyn Cline and Chase Stokes.

Kygo has consistently impressed with his reworks of classic tunes. In 2015, he released his one of a kind remix of Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing," followed by his 2019 edit of Whitney Houston's "Higher Love" and his rework of Tina Turner's "What's Love Got To Do With It" earlier this year. Adding to his impressive catalog, the Norwegian DJ and producer has now put his own spin on Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff." 

Kygo's remix of "Hot Stuff" follows a similar route as his other remixes of classics, staying true to the original vocals while swapping in modern electronic elements. This remix is by far the highest energy of the bunch, kicking up the tempo to match Summer's soulful vocals. The addition of a masterfully executed vocal chop and vibrant synths help tie the track together, making "Hot Stuff" one of his strongest remixes yet. Fans of Kygo will certainly enjoy this fresh addition to his discography while longtime fans of Donna Summer should appreciate how he has honored the original.

Kygo also released a music video for his remix of "Hot Stuff" starring Outer Banks cast members Madelyn Cline and Chase Stokes. The music video details a blossoming love between the two as they dance the night away amidst blue and purple hues.  

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Ilan Bluestone, Maor Levi, and Emma Hewitt Unveil Debut EP as Elysian, "Water"

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 18:45

The super-trio is back.

Back in April, Ilan Bluestone, Maor Levi, and Emma Hewitt unveiled their collaborative project Elysian with their first single "Moonchild." Today they've released their first EP as a trio, Water, out via Anjunabeats

Water is a perfectly executed 4-track EP that highlights the unique sound the super-trio has put together. Both Ilan Bluestone and Maor Levi show masterful production skills and attention to detail on each of the four tracks, while Emma Hewitt's gorgeous vocals add yet another layer of intrigue to the EP. 

The title track, "Water," is an excellent introduction to Elysian. Crisp synths follow Emma Hewitt's intro, building into a high-energy, upbeat drop. "Beyond The Comfort Zone" sets a darker and broodier tone, hitting listeners with aggressive bass stabs from front to back. "Moonchild" is just as menacing, creating its gloomy atmosphere through thoughtful production with less of Hewitt's vocals than what listeners will find in the EP's other songs. 

To close things out, the trio cooked up the most unique tune on the EP, "Little Star." "Little Star" slows the pace with a stripped-down, old-school beat and a phenomenal saxophone solo. The real highlight on this one, however, is Hewitt's vocals, as every other element serves to enhance her addition.

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Don Diablo and Denzel Chain Launch 80's-Inspired "Camp Kubrick" Project with New Single "Johnny's Online"

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 18:32

Think Toto and Lionel Richie for the new era.

Don Diablo is veering off from his traditional future house hits to join forces with Denzel Chain and form their new '80s-inspired group, Camp Kubrick. The new side project is a nod to the creative genius and director Stanley Kubrick and draws inspiration from the chart-toppers of their decade, including Toto, Lionel Richie, and films like Back to the Future, The Never Ending Story, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Their first single "Johnny's Online" is the first taste as to what's to come from this new venture. 

The track features signature '80s analog synths with big drums at the forefront. Denzel Chain's voice will have many feeling like they're listening to Matt Healy from The 1975. It's a bouncy, carefree track that will have you have you feeling nostalgic even if you weren't born in that era.

“I have always cherished a secret love for pop music from the 80’s. It not only makes me feel nostalgic, it also transports me back into a time when things felt less complicated," Don Diablo shared in a press release. "I met Denzel in Los Angeles last year through a mutual friend and it turned out we shared a lot of the same ideas and inspirations, it's safe to say we immediately had a connection on a deeper level after our first meeting." 

Don Diablo describes "Johnny's Online" as "the official start of an exciting journey into our retro future universe." He's been working on the new alias with Chain for almost two years, and the time and effort was definitely worth it. After recently landing a massive official cover of The Killers' "Mr. Brightside," it's exciting to see the esteemed producer take a chance making music outside of what fans expect from him. 

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Watch Lady Gaga's Spine-Chilling Short Film for Madeon-Produced Single "911"

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 17:45

The video is an empathic reminder of Gaga's status as a triple threat actress, dancer, and singer.

As the mythos of Chromatica continues to grow, Lady Gaga has unveiled an eye-popping short film for one of the chart-topping album's standout singles, the Madeon-produced "911." Directed by award-winning director Tarsem, the video is nothing short of a tour de force from the pop superstar, and an empathic reminder of her status as a triple threat actress, dancer, and singer.

The acting prowess of Gaga, who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2019 for A Star Is Born, must not be forgotten. She pulls off the "911" short film with the gravitas of a seasoned vet, delivering a magnetic and spine-chilling performance. Flaunting a number of quirky, technicolor outfits that have become a signature component of her visuals, she rules a futuristic, metaphysical land as its queen.

The video takes a harrowing turn, however, shortly after its midpoint, when Gaga suddenly wakes up on a stretcher. Her leg covered in blood, she shrieks and answers questions from paramedics in a frenzied state of adrenaline-fueled shock.

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BeApp Wants to Take the Livestreaming Experience to the Next Level

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 17:22

Dubbed the “Netflix of music festivals” by Forbes, BeApp is making headway in a competitive livestreaming space.

Livestreams have become the norm for artists to perform for fans amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past few months, artists have kept fans engaged with regular programming, often filming against breathtaking backdrops or incorporating mind-bending visuals into streams.

BeApp, dubbed the “Netflix of music festivals” by Forbes, aims to take the livestreaming experience to the next level. By digitizing elements of the live concert experience into a carefully designed mobile app, BeApp wants to bridge the gap between livestreams and live shows.

The app offers multiple ways to view livestreams, like “backstage” and “influencer cam.” Another feature, “front row seats,” allow users to display their photo, Instagram profile, and name to all viewers in a stream. Additionally, users can redeem in-app points—earned by watching streams and sharing the app with friends—to buy artist merchandise or interact directly with artists. BeApp also fosters interactivity between viewers though chatting in real-time during livestreams, broadcasting messages with a “bang” or “making it rain.”

To support artists, BeApp syndicates streams to artists’ individual social media pages and allows them to sell merchandise directly in-app during livestreams. Apart from established artists, BeApp is also looking to foster bedroom talent. One of the app’s recently introduced features is user-generated streams with actual payouts. With a click of a button, anyone can launch a stream. Rack up enough views, and users can earn points to redeem for cash prizes. In an effort to provide COVID-19 relief, the app also facilitates donations from users to the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. So far, over $20 million has been donated.

On the electronic music front, BeApp has hosted Gryffin, Diplo, Flosstradamus, and Kaskade, among other major names. Breakout artist and self-proclaimed “piano house queen” LP Giobbi has her own regularly scheduled streams on BeApp as well, with three set for next week. For electronic music fans, Giobbi's performances represent a great chance to explore what BeApp has to offer.

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With a keen focus on user experience, user-generated streams, and artist curation, BeApp has garnered over one million downloads, 100 million viewers, and even charted in the top 5 entertainment apps in the App Store. Making headway in the competitive livestreaming space isn’t easy with popular services such as Twitch and YouTube, but BeApp’s efforts towards both fans and artists give it a spot on stage.

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Besomorph and The Tech Thieves Join Forces On Synthwave Gem "Dangerous"

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 17:13

A fresh take on the buzzing synthwave genre.

German producer Besomorph and Canadian duo The Tech Thieves have each been steadily establishing themselves within the electronic music scene with their respective melodic yet bass-driven styles. Staying as consistent as possible with their musical output, they have released music on a number of prestigious labels, each amassing millions of plays on digital platforms.

Following their debut collaboration “Anxiety” that came out earlier this year, the talented artists have teamed up once again to drop a fresh synthwave gem called “Dangerous.” The angsty electronic-pop crossover is driven by a stunning vocal performance by The Tech Thieves' lead singer, which is layered over intricate production. A sinister atmosphere and eerie chords introduce the single, while tasteful songwriting smoothly leads to the chorus, which is filled with huge bass and 80s-inspired drum work.

"With this track, I wanted to come together with The Tech Thieves to redefine future bass by pushing it in a synthwave direction. You could call it Synthwave Bass," said Besomorph. "'I got no defenses from the violence' stands for the absolute loss of control in a relationship which you cannot get out of."


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Armin van Buuren and AVIRA Unveil Collaborative 3-Track "Hollow Mask Illusion" EP

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 17:08

The EP proves that artists with vastly different trademark sounds can collaborate to create something absolutely seamless.

Armin van Buuren and AVIRA have been slowly rolling out their collaborative project over the past few months. Today, they've released their full Hollow Mask Illusion EP via the former's Armada Music banner.

Hollow Mask Illusion EP contains 3 excellently produced tracks that are bound to become fan favorites. The record kicks off with "Hollow," a haunting track that sets the pace for the remainder of the project. Be No Rain provides stellar vocals alongside numerous intricate elements, adding even further to the ethereal atmosphere before "Mask" follows, clocking in at just under 8 minutes. Sam Martin returns to work with Armin once again, providing flawless vocals as one would expect. While it completely changes the pace, it serves as a segue to the final track, "Illusion." "Illusion" rounds things off nicely, forgoing a vocal feature to convey its message through fluttering synths and bass stabs.

"Getting to work with a pioneer of our scene really puts into perspective the impact we could have with these records, so as lovers of everything dance music, we tried to bridge the gap between all genres," said AVIRA. "Whether you listen to techno, trance or anything in between, I hope you can discover a piece of Armin and myself in this EP."

Although Hollow Mask Illusion is a far cry from what fans of Armin van Buuren and AVIRA have come to expect, the EP is an impressive collection of tracks that proves artists with vastly different trademark sounds can collaborate to create something absolutely seamless. 

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Whethan Drops "Freefall" with Oliver Tree from Forthcoming Debut Album

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 17:02

"Fantasy" will finally be released this fall.

In July, Oliver Tree announced he would be retiring, but if Whethan asks you to be on a track, it's clear you say yes. The two longtime collaborators have now reunited to deliver "Freefall," from Whethan's highly anticipated debut album FANTASY, which is due to release this fall. Along with the single comes a fun lyric video that will have you singing along well into the weekend. 

"Me and Oliver have been working together forever,” Whethan shared in a press release. “We put out ‘When I'm Down’ 4 years ago and it was our first song that really blew up and got us both record deals. Here we are, years later, still working together and we're putting out our best song to date."    

The two artists continue to prove why they are a match made in collaborative heaven with their latest release. "Freefall" features Oliver's charismatic vocals paired with Whethan's carefree synths and bouncy rhythms. It's the ultimate feel-good single, featuring the perfect combination of EDM and alternative stylings. In true Oliver Tree fashion, the lyric video features a hilarious photo of the artist's head on the body of someone skydiving. 

"Freefall" is Whethan and Oliver Tree's sixth collaboration together. The former was recently featured as a co-writer and co-producer on five tracks from the latter's chart-topping debut album Ugly Is Beautiful.

Whethan has also been busy ramping up the excitement for his forthcoming album, dropping the singles "Stay Forever" with STRFKR, "All In My Head" with grandson, "Upside Down" featuring Grouplove, and "Hurting On Purpose" featuring K.Flay

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Curtis Lowe's "Lost in You" is a Hypnotic Commentary on Love and Fixation

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 16:58

A deep house stunner that tugs at the heartstrings.

Blossoming Los Angeles-based dance music producer Curtis Lowe has dropped the curtain on his new single "Lost in You," a beguiling electronic and pop hybrid that tugs at the heartstrings.

Flanked by the aching vocals of Erika Sirola, "Lost in You" is a hypnotic deep house bop that moonlights as an ode to the desire to stay in one moment. The brooding lyrics, which focus on the motifs of love and fixation, are rooted in melancholia, but represent a beautiful contrast to Lowe's upbeat production work. The relationship between lyrical elements and production here offer up a spellbinding dichotomy, which is further amplified by eerily graceful lines such as "I don't want to be here when the sun creeps in again."

Lowe finished the single during the early months of lockdown. "I wrote this song over a year before the pandemic started, but had struggled to finish it,” he explained. “I made dozens of versions throughout the year but none of them really worked. I had the vocal and the idea in my head of making it into an 80’s tinged house track, but I couldn't quite nail it. When lockdown started in March, I had so much time alone in my studio that I was able to focus on all the details of this track until they were right."

"Being able to shut off the outside world and focus on music during those months kept me sane," Lowe continued. "This song is full of optimism, it feels good to be putting it out now."

Lowe released his aptly-titled debut EP Sad Bangers Vol. 1 back in 2019, collaborating with renowned electronic music vocalist Naomi Wild, Claptone collaborator Ben Duffy, and TOMI, among others. He kept his foot on the pedal in 2020, remixing Atlanta rapper Childish Major’s "Wife You" as well as joining forces with soul singer Jessica Childress on the heady house number "Hearts Were Meant to Break." Curtis Lowe (real name Conor Cook) is also a member of NYC indie-rock band VHS Collection. 

You can listen to "Lost in You," which arrived by way of European label Global Records, below.

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Bear Grillz Celebrates Life With Adventure Club and JT Roach on New Single "Where We Are"

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 16:17

Alongside the Dim Mak single comes a beautiful video featuring fans and friends.

Bear Grillz has joined forces with Adventure Club to deliver a feel-good future bass track featuring rising singer-songwriter JT Roach, titled "Where We Are." By combining the two producers' expertise in bass-leaning sound design and melodic stylings with a soulful vocalist, the end result is introspective and uplifting. The goal of the track was to have listeners reflect and celebrate the small things in life, so its creators had fans and friends send in clips doing things they love for the official music video. 

“Whether you are dancing, doing karate in the garage, brushing your teeth with your sweet Star Wars lightsaber toothbrush (We know we can’t be the only ones!), this record is all about being yourself and being happy ‘where you are,’” Adventure Club shared in a press release. 

The beautiful visuals feature a variety of special moments, from fans getting engaged to Steve Aoki wake-surfing. Also featured are cameos from fellow bass heavyweights QUIX, Riot Ten, 12th Planet, Wooli, Ray Volpe, and Blunts & Blondes, among others. The production on the track is smile-inducing with lush vocals and guitar work, and the soaring future bass drop is sure to elevate your spirit. 

"I wrote the lyrics for ‘Where We Are’ as a reminder to myself that if you can’t figure out how to embrace the moments you’re in as much as possible, they will slip by you,” said JT Roach. “All we have are moments so the song is about seizing the day and enjoying whatever space you are in and making the best of it instead of always placing too much emphasis on the past or future.”

While this is the first collaboration between Bear Grillz and Adventure Club, the group previously performed a show-stopping B2B at EDC Orlando back in 2019. Bear Grillz is coming off an impressive collaborative EP with Atarii titled Ground Zero while Adventure Club has been on a whirlwind of a release schedule, having dropped the 11th edition of their Superheroes Anonymous Mixtape Series along with a plethora of new singles, remixes, and collaborations.


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David Guetta Honored for Breaking Two Guinness World Records

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 15:06

A well-deserved honor for one of dance music's most prolific producers.

David Guetta has two more trophies to add to his mantle after being honored for breaking a pair of Guinness World Records.

Fresh off the release of "Let's Love," a momentous collaboration with pop superstar Sia, the Grammy Award-winning dance music producer and DJ was honored in a surprise virtual certificate presentation. The awards were both pegged to his massive social media presence, as he broke the records for "most viewers for a DJ set live stream on Facebook" and "most liked DJ on Facebook."

Guinness World Records points out that Guetta raised over $1.5 million for COVID-19 relief with his "United At Home" livestream events earlier in 2020, which amassed 50 million collective viewers. The charity streams directed proceeds to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, Feeding America, the World Health Organization, and Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris, among other organizations battling the onset of the virus at the time. One of the streams peaked at a staggering 161,823 engaged fans, a figure that earned him the title for "most viewers for a DJ set live stream on Facebook" and led to 50,460,923 likes, securing the record for "most liked DJ on Facebook."

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5 EDM Artists to Watch at Bonnaroo's 2020 Virtual Festival

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:41

"Virtual ROO-ALITY" is almost here.

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will not take place on their rescheduled dates of September 24th to 27th due to public health concerns. However, like many other music festivals scheduled for 2020, it was announced that Bonnaroo would instead be a weekend-long virtual festival called "Virtual ROO-ALITY."

Although the virtual lineup is different from the original 2020 festival lineup, it still features a number of great musicians for festival viewers. Out of all the fantastic EDM musicians included in the virtual festival lineup, here are five artists to keep a close eye on.


Known for hits such as “Needy Girl” and “Fancy Footwork,” the dynamic duo Chromeo have been at the top of their game during their time in lockdown. After releasing their Quarantine Casanova EP this past June, Chromeo have continued to show fans that after eighteen years together, nothing will get in their way of making music that audiences love.


Out of all the artists included on this list, Subtronics is the only one that was scheduled to perform at Bonnaroo from the very beginning. Not only has he performed at multiple drive-in raves within the last few months, but he also has a monster collaboration in the works with fellow dubstep maven Wooli. For viewers who wish to see a set full of robotic dubstep, Subtronics is the artist to watch.


SAYMYNAME, the Godfather of Hard Trap, has been on a roll with new releases within the last few months. From the June release of his ELEVATED EP to his collaborative single with Afrojack, "Hot," SAYMYNAME will likely play an incredible set, especially for those who love trap and bass music.

Big Gigantic

After releasing the deluxe version of their latest album Free Your Mind earlier this month, Big Gigantic released an eclectic remix pack. Curating reworks from other artists on songs that fall within their genre can sometimes be challenging due to every artist having their own style, but Big Gigantic hit the nail on the head with the new remix bundle, which will be something to watch out for during their set.


Mindchatter is unique from other solo EDM artists due to his ability to combine a mellow and relaxed feel to his music at any tempo. His latest hit “Night Goggles” continued to prove his uniqueness, as it is a ballad that fans can easily dance to. If viewers wish to see a musician who will help them relax and dance at the same time, Mindchatter is the artist to tune into.

"Virtual ROO-ALITY" will span three days starting at 5:30PM ET (2:30PM PT) on Thursday, September 24th. For more information about the livestream event, visit Bonnaroo's website.


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