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Above & Beyond Announce Upcoming Mix Compilation, Anjunabeats Volume 14

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:30

A new Anjunabeats mix is due out at the end of May.

Above & Beyond have announced a brand new installment in their mix series. Anjunabeats Volume 14 will be due out at the end of May. It has been over a year since the last Anjunabeats mix was released, and the legendary trio, as well as their label artists, have much to share since the last edition. 

The Anjunabeats mix series seeks to showcase the recent successes of the Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep label brands as well as highlight their future direction. The 34-track mix will include not only artists representing both the main stage sounds of Anjunabeats and the deeper cuts of Anjunadeep, but also contributions from Above & Beyond themselves. 

Since their previous mix release, Above & Beyond have had many victories to celebrate. Most notably, their 2018 album Common Ground landed them at #3 on the Billboard Album Chart. Their single "Northern Soul" with Richard Bedford additionally earned them a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording. In the midst of touring off of their most successful album yet, Above & Beyond and many of their label artists will also be taking to Washington's The Gorge Amphitheater this summer for a special Group Therapy Weekender

Overall, the ecosystem surrounding Above & Beyond and their Anjunabeats family is alive and well. The forthcoming Anjunabeats Volume 14 will certainly be a reflection of that. Pre-order the mix here, and stay tuned for its full release on May 31st.


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New Attendee Data Highlights Split Between Major Festival and Boutique Experiences

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:20

A new community poll highlights festival trends.

A new community poll from Hostelworld, a hostel-focused booking platform, found many backpacking travelers have their sights set on festivals this year. 

The results of the poll identified an interesting split. According to the data, 51% of festival goers expressed interest in major festivals. Major festivals included Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, Glastonbury, SziegetReading & Leads, and more. 

While these established names maintained a slight edge in the data, 49% expressed interest in more boutique festival experiences. The festival landscape has become increasingly competitive, and while established entities such as Lollapalooza could raise their price year after year and still sell out with surefire consistency, this year is proving different

Whether it's market saturation, price exhaustion, or a growing desire for a more intimate experience, smaller festivals are eating up market share. Hostelworld's blog details some of the most highly sought-after boutique festivals as reported by their community poll. 

Hostelworld's Top 10 Intimate Festivals

10. Waking Life – Crato, Portugal
9. Kolorádo Festival – Szell Kalman, Hungary
8. Obonjan Festival – Northern Dalmatia, Croatia
7 . O Mato Festival – Manuas, Brazil
6. Kala Festival – Dhermi Beach, Albania
5. Sacred Ground – Berlin, Germany
4. Meadows in the Mountain Festival – Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria
3. A Festival called Panama – Tasmania, Australia
2. Valley Fest – Somerset, UK
1. Flash Festival – Tuscany, Italy

Read more on Hostelworld's findings in their latest blog post here.

Madison Mars Makes His "Night Call" on Spinnin' Records

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 15:33

Acclaimed Estonian DJ/producer Madison Mars teams up with Letters From Pluto for a stellar, sophisticated new single on Spinnin' Records

Shortly after returning from a sold-out Japanese tour where he performed for wild and enthusiastic crowds in both Tokyo and Osaka, the extremely talented Estonian producer Madison Mars kicks things up a notch with a feel-good new release out now on Spinnin’ Records. Groovy and beautifully melodic, Madison Mars’ new collaboration with vocalist Letters From Pluto is a highly sophisticated record that blends his danceable, euphoric signature sound with a deliberate and skillfully executed pop-inspired arrangement.

A vocal house gem that serves as an undeniable culmination of the trademark sound that Madison Mars has been crafting for the last several years, “Night Call” is a brilliant follow-up to the preceding singles that provided him with international praise and acclaim, and which helped him to reach the massive milestone of 170 million combined Spotify streams.

Reflecting on the release, Madison Mars stated:

"With 'Night Call,' I wanted to go back to classic house vibes and create something that would be a perfect warmup to the upcoming weekend, a night out, or just a day by the beach or pool. With beautiful vocals by Letters From Pluto mixed with smooth synths, it's the perfect soundtrack for those sunset moments this summer."

Stream or Download “Night Call” today!


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Liquid Stranger, 1788-L and NOISIΛ to Join Zeds Dead at Dead Rocks 2019

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 14:24

The Dead Rocks lineup is STACKED.

Zeds Dead have announced the lineup for their sixth annual Dead Rocks event at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. Heavy dubstep is just the tip of the iceberg this year, as the billings represent numerous shades of the eclectic bass music spectrum.

Just below Zeds Dead's name at the top of the flyer are those of Liquid StrangerNOISIΛ, Moody Good and 1788-L. Rounding out the roster are up-and-comers Jaenga, Mersiv, Pax Impera, Lick, Vampa and Holly.

Zeds Dead inaugurated the annual Dead Rocks series in 2014 by co-headlining alongside electro house duo Dada Life. In the years since, they've brought along such acts as Dillon Francis, NGHTMRE, Tchami and Rezz. Last year's event saw performances by such notable talent as Rusko, G Jones, Ekali and Eprom.

The 2019 edition of Dead Rocks will take place on July 2nd and 3rd of 2019. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the event website.


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Nicky Romero and W&W Drop New Festival Season Anthem "Ups & Downs"

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 13:23

Dutch powerhouses Nicky Romero and W&W collaborated on the big room house anthem "Ups & Downs."

Nick Rotteveel van Gotum, known professionally as Nicky Romero, paired up with duo W&W for the latest progressive house anthem, “Ups & Downs.” The Dutch DJs bring a bouncing bass line to what will most likely be a 2019 festival season instant classic.

Until the release of "Ups & Downs," Romero has teased the collaboration in his sets, most notably during his “Nicky Romero & Friends” showcase during Amsterdam Dance Event. W&W joined the set for a surprise live collaboration.

The song leverages the big room house sound in which both artists have carved their niche. Any raver, main stager or not, will likely resonate with the simple lyrics and euphoric drop. 

This release is on the heels of Romero’s previous single, “Sometimes” with DallasK and XYLØ, and the announcement of his world tour, Redefine. Romero has been on the road since March 29 that kicked off with his Ultra Music Festival main stage performance.

Like Romero, W&W have been forerunners in the EDM scene, even nabbing the #14 spot in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll for 2018. The Dutch duo recently launched their own label, Rave Culture

Expect the label to release some music this summer. In the meantime, catch Nicky Romero on this world tour at the dates below. 

4/18- Zouk - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysa
4/19 - Songkranzonic - Pattaya, Thailand
4/20 - Club Chroma - Seoul, South Korea
4/27 - Kingsland - Den Bosch, The Netherlands
4/27 - Kingsland - Rotterdam, The Netherlands
4/27 - Slam Koningsdag - Alkmaar, The Netherlands
5/04 - Desert Day & Nightclub - Rishon Letzion, Israel
5/16 - Jewel - Las Vegas, NV
5/18 - Marquee - New York, NY
5/24 - Epic - Prague, Czech Republic
5/25 - Emporium Festival - Wijchen, The Netherlands 
5/31 - Barranco Arena C.C - Lima, Peru
6/1 -  Laroc - São Paulo, Brazi
6/8 - Big City Beats - Frankfurt, Germany
6/8 - Frestival - Enschede, The Netherlands
6/14 - Hakkasan - Las Vegas, NV
6/15 - Harbour Event Centre - Vancouver, Canada
6/22 - A Summer Story - Madrid Spain
6/25 - Secret Forest Festival - Groningen, The Netherlands


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DANK Pushes the Boundaries of His Sound with Eclectic New Single, "One Time"

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 13:01

"One Time" marks yet another genre-be-damned release by NYC mainstay DANK.

If DANK has proven one thing so far in 2019, it's that he refuses to let a genre confine him. In January he delivered an unexpected synthesis of styles by sampling Metallica for a single titled "New York Fuckin City." Now, he's followed it up with an equally outside-the-box tune by the name of "One Time."

This time borrowing primarily from the jungle terror genre, DANK pairs hype-filled hip-hop verses with frenetically syncopated drum patterns in "One Time." A KORG piano melody after the breakdown gives the single an element of old school rave appeal demonstrating that the decorated DJ/producer hasn't forgotten where he came from.

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This certainly isn't DANK's first rodeo, after all. A promoter and DJ in Brooklyn's vibrant '90s electronic music scene, he went on to master production and launch his own record label, Funky Element Records. With official remixes for the likes of Shakira and Britney Speers out on Ultra Music, his audience has extended far beyond electronic music alone.

"One Time" by DANK is available for free download on SoundCloud via Funky Element Records.


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Labrinth, Diplo and Sia Share Music Video for LSD Single "No New Friends"

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:59

On the heels of their debut album, LSD have unveiled a psychedelic video.

Now that their debut album is out, LSD are going the extra mile to keep people talking about it. The supergroup consisting of Labrinth, Diplo and Sia had let a single titled "No New Friends" trickle out a month prior to the release. Today, they've shared a stimulating music video for the song.

The visual accompaniment bears more similarity to that of LSD's "Thunderclouds" than their music video for "Audio," portraying a fantasty scenario with colorful costumes and props. The back-and-forth exchange between Sia and Labrinth is emphasized as the former artist is depicted as a giant holding the latter in her hands.

LSD debuted in May of last year with a single titled "Genius" that also appeared on their recent album. The timing of the group's formation is likely no coincidence; shortly after they started releasing music Diplo revealed that his Major Lazer project would soon call it quits.

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World Club Dome Unveils Full Lineup, Expanded Stages for 2019

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:06

World Club Dome is gearing up for its biggest year yet.

Germany's BigCityBeats WORLD CLUB DOME (WCD) is aiming to kick off the summer with their biggest lineup yet. The Frankfurt-based festival is entering is seventh year of action, and the event is breaking more frontiers outside of this year's intergalactic theme. 

Armin van Buuren, Marshmello, and David Guetta are just a few of WCD's headlining names set to take on the three day event, but that is only part of the story. The festival has been successful in representing all genres of dance music, but 2019 will see its expansion to include mainstream talent such as Jason Derulo, Tinie Tempah, and Clean Bandit on its new outdoor stage. WCD organizers plan to effectively turn the entire Commerzbank Arena into "the biggest club in the world."

Furthering their commitment to breaking new frontiers, WCD will feature the world premiere of Steve Aoki and Timbaland on the main stage. The genre-bending combination of these two producers has the makings of a one-of-a-kind performance. 

For tickets and more information on WCD, visit their official website here. The festival is set to run June 7th through the 9th.


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Kaskade Wants to Bring Redux to Bigger Rooms, Starting with Brooklyn Mirage [Interview]

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 20:04

Can Kaskade make Redux more accessible without killing its vibe?

Kaskade walks a difficult line for a DJ/producer of his stature. His main stage sets at such festivals as EDC Las Vegas, Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland call upon him to play the high-energy style of music for which he's become a household name in recent years. Be that as it may, Kaskade (real name Ryan Raddon) still finds opportunities to pay homage to his house music roots. 

With house music on the rise, however, those opportunities may be bigger than ever - and Raddon himself doesn't seem to have decided whether he thinks that's a good thing.

He routinely performs DJ sets under his own event brand called Redux. In the interest of playing more classically inspired cuts for smaller crowds, he strips away the extravagant production values in favor of more intimate venues. 

Year after year, however, attendee hopefuls complain of not being able to experience one of Kaskade's legendary Redux sets. It hasn't gone unnoticed. His sold-out performance will take place next month at the 6,000-capacity Brooklyn Mirage in Brooklyn, New York in an experiment to gauge whether Redux can be adapted to bigger rooms. Raddon remains hopeful, but he's not quite sold on duplicating the model as of yet.

Raddon recently took a studio break to speak with EDM.com about this and other matters of music. Read what he had to say below, and look out for Redux 003 - an album whose release will coincide with his Brooklyn Mirage show on May 17th.

EDM.com: Let's talk about your most recent big single, "Love Me Like You Used To." Has that chilled-out indie sound really been your zone lately?

Kaskade: I always think it's interesting when people say I'm a progressive house guy. I've always been into house and chilled-out indie stuff. Since my first album 16 or 17 years ago that's always kind of been my space, but no one ever put that stuff out as a single. It was always B side stuff because that tempo was never anything anyone was interested in. I don't know if I'm part of people becoming interested in that sound or people got tired of stuff that was so loud and fast. 

I think with me, the popularity of that sound kind of emboldened me. Something that I would normally consider a B side or album cut I would take and release as a single. I think that kind of goes with the times. Maybe people's tastes changed or there just aren't as many albums being released, and that's why something I would normally put on an album I can release as a single and get a bigger reaction. 

People always know you from your singles, right? The casual listener doesn't buy an album, they just pick up on when your new single comes out - so it's cool to see some of the stuff that's less obvious get showcased.

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That checks out with a growing consensus among many industry people that house music is on the rise. Have you felt like it's been a good time to double down on your house roots?

Yeah, that is true, but I also haven't put out an album for a couple years now. There's no particular reason for that, I don't have some massive, grand plan in place. I create music all the time - I'm actually sitting in my studio right now - but I'm constantly creating, and I think before streaming was really viable there was always this pressure to create albums and have that kind of process. Without that pressure there, I can just create stuff without it having to be part of something bigger. I think that's creating a lot of freedom for artists.

Also, I think it's creating an outlet for guys like FISHER and Chris Lake - or guys who have been doing really cool, independent house instead of the really standard house stuff - to shine. It's hard to keep up with whether it's in style or out of style.

Speaking of your more recent releases, did Tyler "Ninja" Blevins have any creative input in your song "On My Mind" on his album, Ninjawerks? We've heard he played a really hands-on role in that whole project.

On that particular song, not at all. I just sent it to him. He's been a fan and a big supporter of my music for a while now, even before his massive rise to mega stardom right now. Before, when he was coming up and doing his gaming thing and living his life he was playing my music and supporting it. He said, "Hey, I'm doing this compilation, do you have something that might fit? This is what I'm looking for." 

I said, "Yeah, I've got this song, and I was considering releasing it because I played it at a handful of shows" - not that it was reacting all that well, because it wasn't (laughs) but I really loved it so I was gonna release it regardless and it just made sense to put it on that compilation. 

I sent it to him and he said "Man, I love this, it's such a vibe. Are you down to let me release it on the compilation?" I said yeah, but as far as input on the actual song itself, really not much at all. The creative input was in placing it on the compilation and accepting it, deciding that it fit well with the mood he was trying to create.

Let's talk about your NYC Redux set. Is there anything special in particular that you're planning for this one, and do you plan different things for different locations in general?

Definitely with this one, there's been this question in my mind and among the people I work with. Redux is quite popular. Every time I go on these tours they sell out instantly, and that has to do with the fact that the rooms are small, like an 800-person club or 1,500-person club. I've tinkered with the idea of doing it on a larger scale, which is counterintuitive because the idea is to do it in more intimate spaces, like how it was - because the idea was kind of a whole throwback idea. I think that's kind of crappy because not everyone gets to experience it. It's not like I'm creating something so people can't experience it; I want people to go to it and be able to do it. My back's kind of up against a wall.

With this New York show, the idea is that we're gonna do Redux in not massive spaces but larger spaces and still create that intimate vibe. I've messed around with that; I did one a while ago in New York at Pier 36, and that one was famous for Skrillex coming out and jumping around. It was kind of an anti-Redux moment but it was still a lot of fun and he's a close friend and a guy that I've written with in the studio before. I did one in Miami that was outside and a larger space. The challenge for me is taking these spaces that are larger than I had initially intended for Redux and making sure we still accomplish what the original mission is by creating something that's intimate and feels like a no-frills, all-about-the-music kind of space.

So just to clarify, you're thinking about applying Redux to bigger spaces across the board?

I'm messing with this idea. I've done it in New York in a bigger space, I did it in San Francisco at a larger space, and I was able to achieve what I wanted with Redux. It's a challenge. I forget the size of the room in San Francisco but in New York it was a 5,000-person room. We knocked it out of the park, the mood and the vibe was exactly what Redux was supposed to be. At that time I realized we can have them at these larger rooms and still do it. 

That said, I'm not all in on this idea because it's a challenge to achieve all these things I'm trying to achieve in a larger space. A lot of those elements are out of my hands. One of the Redux things is that we've gotta have awesome sound, minimal lighting, and it's gotta be intimate. There are all these things I can't control, so I'm tinkering with the idea. I'm very hopeful that New York is going to be this amazing experience, and once that's past me, yes, I will consider doing it a little more often and in spaces that are larger so that more people can experience it. For sure. 

I don't write a song, finish it, and put it under my pillow - I play it for people. The reason we make art is to share it with people, right? I don't do Redux to piss people off. When I did that first tour six years ago it was amazing and an incredible experience, but then I refreshed Twitter and a lot of the comments were people pissed that they couldn't get in. I want those people to experience it.

What other big plans do you have for the immediate future? Any unreleased music you can tell us about?

What people don't understand is that when I announced this show in New York, it was really to accompany the release of the Redux EP 003. I put the tickets on sale so far in advance, because that's how everyone does things nowadays, but the show is gonna coincide with the release of the EP. That's what I'm doing here today, I'm trying to finalize all of that. I'm a little ways away but there's a light at the end of the tunnel. I'm proud of it, and really excited to get it out there so people can hear it.


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Medasin and Felly Team Up for Single "At Fault," Launch EDC Las Vegas Contest

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 19:17

Medasin and Felly kick off the summer with a new single.

Medasin kicks off a summer run of releases with a warm and laid back single "At Fault." Connecticut born rapper Felly joins him, and in the spirit of summer the two are giving away an EDC Las Vegas pass and a custom skateboard deck to celebrate the occasion. 

Medasin has been a streaming phenomenon in recent months. Most notably, his debut longform project Irene, released in 2018, surpassed ten million streams on Spotify alone. His unique flavor of chill trap has accumulated a captive audience and aligned him with a new wave of promising hip-hop talent. 

Felly's similar embrace of jazzed-up hip-hop made this collaboration a no brainer. His affinity for beach guitars and jazz pianos shaping his signature "surf trap" sound help set a laid-back tone for the track. 

Medasin and Felly's contest to win an EDC Las Vegas three-day pass and a custom skateboard deck is live now. To enter, save "At Fault" on Spotify through the contest link below.


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25 EDM Songs to Jumpstart Your 2019 Workout Playlist

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 19:05

Getting tired of the same old workout playlist? Here's 25 new EDM tracks to take your workouts to the next level!

Festival season is in full-force, and with summer approaching quickly. Every second in the gym counts. Whether you want to gain more muscle mass or trim extra fat, there is only one way to do it: exercise. A new year brings new EDM tracks to add to your workout playlist, but sometimes it is hard to know which ones are the best fit.

With so much music coming out every day, it can take hours to sift through the noise and find the tracks you would like to listen to while you work out. Luckily for you, this list is comprised of 25 EDM bangers to add to your workout playlist that will help you reach your fitness goals. Each one of these tracks was carefully chosen and guaranteed to help you push your body to the next level.

These suggestions include Don Diablo’s remix to The Chainsmokers' "Something Just Like This," Gammer’s "Out With the Old," DJ Snake’s "Let’s Get Ill," and many more upbeat EDM tracks to fit any weight-lifting or cardio routine.

Whether you’re trying to get in shape for your next festival or just for summer activities, these tracks are going to guide you on your fitness journey. They will make you forget that you are working out and give you the same energy you feel when you’re in the crowd at your favorite festival. When you hear the drop, your motivation levels are going to skyrocket, and your body will work like it never has before.  


Upcoming electro house star Maurice West teams up with EDM giant W&W to produce their new hit track, "Matrix." The song is a hybrid of house, techno, and hardstyle, with laser-like synths and robotic vocals thrown in. The buildup in this track is insane, and the drop blasts you into outer space. "Matrix" is no doubt one of the best tracks released all year, and is a perfect addition to your workout playlist. 


Super Square an up-and-coming future bass and dubstep artist, hits us with an incredible remake of Darude’s famous "Sandstorm." There have been several remixes to this original hit, but this one takes the cake. There is so much energy in this track it is unbelievable. It mixes the original pop-trance aspects of "Sandstorm" with new age dubstep sounds, creating an awe-inspiring tune that defies the limits of typical EDM subgenres. If you haven’t heard it yet, give it a listen. 


EDM superstars Dada Life bring the heat with another dance music classic, "One Nation Under Lasers." If I had a vote, I would put this up for electro house anthem of 2019. This track's catchy rifts and awesome buildups will make you forget your working hard and make you think you’re at the main stage.


The talents combined in this song are enough to make it chart topper. Popular big room producers Afrojack and David Guetta are behind the production and Ester Dean slides in with the mesmerizing vocals. If you like future house sounds with catchy vocal edits, this song is just for you. Drop after drop, the song continues to pull on the heart strings, making it a great addition to your updated workout playlist.


"Dragon" by Martin Garrix and Martissa & Sadko is a hugely underrated track in the EDM world. Garrix puts out a lot of bangers, but this track is one of the best. It will remind you of the original, uplifting big room house that made EDM culture explode throughout the world. Play this track before a tough set at the gym or run in the park, and it will give you the energy you need to blow through it.

If you liked these five tracks, there’s more where that came from. Head over to BassFit.com or check out our full-length workout playlist below. 

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The Official Aftermovie for Tomorrowland Winter is Out Now

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 16:35

The nearly 12-minute video showcases footage from the first Tomorrowland Winter.

The team behind last month's Tomorrowland Winter just released a massive aftermovie for the inaugural winter music festival.

The extensive aftermovie showcases footage from some of this year's headliners including Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, DJ Snake, and more. Also included are many songs from some of the performers and other related artists. 

Despite a minor setback due to a snowstorm, the festival went off without a hitch and fans were excited to get the full Tomorrowland experience in the mountains of France.

Organizers have now shifted focus to the upcoming Tomorrowland UNITE experience, taking place all throughout Europe. Legendary dance music trio Swedish House Mafia is rumored to be headlining this summer's party. 

The tracklist for the nearly twelve-minute video can be found below.

Tomorrowland Winter Aftermovie Tracklist

Third Party – "Free"
André Sobota – "Oscillate"
Maxim Lany – "Renaissance"
Rob & Jack – "Crank"
Corey James – "DNA"
Kölsch & Sasha – "The Lights"
Thomas Gold – "Non-Stop"
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – "Beat Repeat"
Yves V, Matthew Hill, Adrian Lux - "Teenage Crime"


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Game of Thrones Season 8 Promo Features Music from ODESZA

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 16:14

Live electronic duo ODESZA lent some of their music to HBO to hype up the final season of Game of Thrones.

In a recent promo for the final season of HBO's worldwide phenomenon, Game of Thrones, music from ODESZA (real names Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight) can be heard playing throughout.  

Titled "The Countdown," the upcoming preview for the final season of the long-running fantasy television show features the track "Corners Of The Earth" ft. RY X off of ODESZA's latest album, A Moment Apart

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This is not the only dance music and Game of Thrones crossover out there. The actor who plays Hodor is a touring DJ and recently released music, while The Chainsmokers were also featured in a promo for the show

Meanwhile, ODESZA fans are gearing up for the final show dedicated to A Moment Apart this July. They will play their last show for their latest album at Los Angeles State Historic Park before setting out to create what is speculated to be the follow-up to their Grammy-nominated album. 

Washington state's live electronic duo is also celebrating the success of their first-ever, SUNDARA Festival and just recently released its aftermovie

The final season of Game of Thrones premiered Sunday, April 14th and will conclude May 19th. A Moment Apart by ODESZA was released September 8th, 2017.

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ZEKE BEATS is on a Mission to Melt Faces with New EP, Bad Robot

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 15:04

An Australian turntable legend returns to Deadbeats with a heavy-hitting effort.

It's been nearly two years since ZEKE BEATS released "Yuck" on Deadbeats, and in that time the Australian turntable legend has gone on tour with Rezz, released a collaboration with Eprom called "Humanoid 2.0" that received massive playtime on the festival circuit, and has also teamed up with both Dirty Audio and Graves

Now, for his first EP of 2019, ZEKE BEATS is set to unleash the fearsome EP Bad Robot, an in-your-face assault of distorted, bass-heavy club music that dabbles in the experimental but never strays too far from the what his fans have come to love and expect. 

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From the first chords of the title track, listeners are greeted with an ominous, horror-movie-inspired intro that serves as a perfect prelude to the opening vocal drop and outrageously over-the-top bass line. 

The song “Fire Tonight” ushers in an assortment of raw drill-bass sounds that are specifically crafted for inciting a raucous frenzy in the club. The closing song, “The Mammoth,” boasts an array of  dizzying bass lines and hilarious vocal samples that add a lighthearted vibe to an otherwise dark and often ominous body of work.

A devilish and highly technical producer, ZEKE BEATS pulls together a collection of woozy synth lines and extraordinarily hard-hitting drums, and cleverly interweaves them with a wide variety of tastefully selected melodies and vocal samples, keeping things fun while staying true to his signature sound.

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Upcoming Kygo and Rita Ora Collab to be Featured on Pokémon: Detective Pikachu Soundtrack

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 14:05

The collaboration between Kygo and Rita Ora will be released this Friday and will be featured on the official soundtrack for Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.

With less than a month to go before the release of the video game crossover film Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, Norwegian tropical house producer Kygo announced his upcoming collaboration with Rita Ora will be featured on the original soundtrack and released this Friday. At the time of writing, they've disclosed the song title, "Carry On," and its release date. 

Considering Rita Ora's long history of dance music collaborations, "Carry On" has the makings of another main stage rocker. In November, the 28-year-old vocalist dedicated her last album to the late Avicii

Kygo (real name Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll) has been hard at work as of late, with the recent release of a music video for his track "Think About You" featuring an appearance from Dylan Sprouse

"Carry On" is not the only dance music crossover related to the upcoming movie. In a trailer for the film, Diplo made a brief cameo DJing in a club scene. He said that his upcoming appearance in the movie "... is the first time my kids have ever thought i’m cool."

"Carry On" by Kygo and Rita Ora will be available worldwide on Friday, April 19th. 


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Swedish House Mafia May Have Their Own Photography Exhibit in the Works

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:49

Those in town for Swedish House Mafia's 2019 Stockholm dates may also be able to enjoy a separate experience.

Swedish House Mafia have interrupted their usual programming of tour date slow reveals to stoke fan interest for another type of attraction. The recently reunited EDM supergroup shared an image via their social media accounts that has given many cause to suspect that they will have their own exhibit at Stockholm contemporary photography center Fotografiska.

The image in question hints at the trio's three-dot iconography, except with three Fotografiska logos side by side. Captioned is the date range of April 30th-May 5th. The duo already announced that they will perform at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm from May 2nd-4th, suggesting that the accompanying announcement will not be for more performances.

Swedish House Mafia reunited with a performance at last year's edition of Ultra Music Festival after a five-year hiatus. In addition to the Stockholm dates, they've announced shows in locations like Mexico City, Helsinki and Daresbury as well as teasing that new music is on the way.

A timer on the Swedish House Mafia website is currently counting down to May 1st, 2019. Based on the consistency of previous stunts, it may or may not count down to another announcement. 

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Ice-T and Mr. X Host Special Event at Schimanski in Brooklyn for New Record Label, Electronic Beat Empire

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:05

Rap legend Ice-T teams up with multi-Platinum producer MR. X (A.K.A. Afrika Islam) on a casting call to find talented new producers for Electronic Beat Empire (EBE NATION).

Rap legend and cultural icon Ice-T has teamed up with hip-hop pioneer and world-renowned techno DJ/producer Mr. X (also known as Afrika Islam) to form a brand new record label, Electronic Beat Empire. The imprint is also referred to as EBE Nation and is being billed as “a serious techno music record label."

The new label initiative marks a triumphant reunion for Ice-T and Islam. They previously collaborate on many of the legendary rapper’s most iconic albums and songs, including his 1987 debut album, Rhyme Pays, and his 1991 album, O.G. Original Gangster, which is widely considered to be one of the most influential gangsta rap albums of all time. In order to commemorate the launch of EBE, the pair produced and released Hip Hop DJs Don’t Play Techno, the first full album to come out on Electronic Beat Empire.

Now, for the first time ever, aspiring and established producers are invited to an open casting call for the next EBE Nation release, the EDM Mafia EP, due out in the summer of 2019.

On Thursday, April 25th, 2019, Ice-T and MR. X will be hosting a very special performance for Electronic Beat Empire at Schimanski Nightclub in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to giving you the rawest, most lively techno/tech-house, rap-rock-pop, and EDM music to rip your face off, they'll also be scouting for exciting new talent to sign to Electronic Beat Empire!

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Even if you can't make it to the event, music submissions for EBE should be sent by pasting the URL for your Dropbox link into the “Contact” page of http://www.EBENation.com and including “Casting Call” in the subject header. All submissions are due no later than Friday, May 10th, 2019.


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KAOS Poised to Disrupt the Las Vegas Nightlife Scene Following Monumental Opening [Review]

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 12:35

KOAS' grand opening celebrations marked a new era in Vegas nightlife.

In a few months, the Palms Casino Resort is turning eighteen. The milestone birthday usually marks the turn of the key from naïve adolescence to mature, developed adulthood. However, for a unique resort like the Palms, maturity came early - very early.

The Palms has always been ahead of its peers. Since its inception, it never played by the rules that Sin City had set. It was too cool for The Strip, it wasn't sensational in its thematic design, and its residents (Real World Las Vegas), as well as its entertainers (Britney Spears' 2007 VMA Performance took place there) had to be the center of attention, even if they're up against the wall.

However, even an early bloomer has growing pains. In 2011, the resort was hit with financial troubles which led to an exchange of ownership. In 2016, in the second transfer of ownership, Station Casinos took over the resort and immediately began investing in the property, culminating in a multi-year renovation.

The centerpiece of that restoration was welcomed with fanfare on the weekend of April 5th-7th, 2019. From a diverse roster of musical tastemakers to a grandiose fireworks display, the four-day-long celebration was anything but calm. It was KAOS.

Fireworks display celebrating the grand opening of KAOS. Photo: Palms Casino Resort

KAOS is the dayclub and nightclub at the heart of the rejuvenation of the Palms. It is a breath of fresh air for a resort that is soon to become of legal drinking age. And, like a teenager desperate to showcase it is full-grown and developed, the Palms could not contain itself to flaunt that it, too was in full bloom.

The dayclub component is by far the star of the show. Immediately upon entering the 73,000-square-foot adult oasis, revelers were overwhelmed by the towering male figure positioned in front of them. The 60-foot bronze sculpture by Damien Hirst, titled Demon with Bowl,” looms over partygoers below and sets the tone for the rest of the venue.

Damien Hirst's "Demon With Bowl" statue at KAOS. Photo: Palms Casino Resort

The statue sits on a platform in the center of the main pool, which itself is surrounded by overhead cabanas with personal pools and individual cabana audio controls. The pool complex expands to an open courtyard, which acts as a dance floor when artists take to the adjacent stage.

The outdoor stage, though small in size, packs a punch with lights, fog machines, and a state-of-the-art sound system. LED screens adorn the front of the DJ booth and the back wall, allowing for cohesive visuals.

Marshmello performing during opening day of KAOS dayclub. Photo: Palms Casino Resort

On Saturday, Marshmello officially opened KAOS dayclub with a poolside set. The masked DJ and producer brought out the crowds who were dancing throughout his entire time slot.

Kaskade continued the grand opening celebrations on Sunday, with an intimate afternoon set. The chart-topping EDM heavy hitter played to a more subdued crowd but still managed to bring out a legion of fans who sang along to his most popular tracks.

Kaskade poses during his performance at KAOS Dayclub. Photo: Palms Casino Resort

Throughout the grounds are high-end furnishings, capable of taking a beating from the desert sun and spilled drinks, that give the pool area a sophisticated feel - as do the swinging chairs, daybeds and plush lounge areas. The pearl-white color of the walls, which blend into the towers above you, also add to a sense of elegance.

The east pool and its surrounding cabanas. Photo: Palms Casino Resort

Following the palm tree-lined terrace, the dayclub contains another set of pools and reserved spaces ending in yet another art installation by Damien Hirst. Titled "Warrior and Bear," the 23-foot statue greets visitors approaching KAOS from street level.

Damien Hirst's "Warrior and Bear" statue at KAOS. Photo: Palms Casino Resort

The entirety of the dayclub complex has a direct view of the resort's Ivory Tower, and KAOS is taking advantage of that commanding structure. Running the length of the east side of the tower is the largest LED wall in Las Vegas.

The 270-foot-tall screen dominates the skyline and, during performances, will play video clips to guests below. It is a clever way to unite the major components of the complex while creating a stimulating advertisement for the resort.

The east face of the Ivory Tower and its 270-foot LED screen. Photo: Palms Casino Resort

The nightclub element is seamlessly conjoined by a moveable glass wall that marries the two. The nightclub's main stage and DJ booth are fixed upon a rotating stage, allowing for performances to take place to indoor and outdoor attendees simultaneously.

The 29,000-square-foot nightclub has a similar design to other Vegas nightlife venues, with a bar in the back and the stage to its front. However, what sets it apart is its impressive Tesla coil ceiling, which uses its many disco balls to enhance sound and production special effects, including “weather elements."

Travis Scott Performing under the Tesla Coil ceiling at KAOS. Photo: Palms Casino Resort

LED screens surround the entire ground level of the nightclub, allowing guests to be enveloped in the sights and sounds of the performance. Dotted throughout its dancefloor are podiums for their professional dancers. Dressed in metallic and black, these sci-fi showgirls add a touch of mystery, with their shielded glasses and broody moves.

Skrillex performing at KAOS nightclub. Photo: Palms Casino Resort

On Friday, the festivities included performances by Skrillex, Travis Scott, Saint Jhn, Austin Mahone, and Xzibit. The next day, chaos ensued as the biggest night of the weekend brought the complex to capacity, forcing many to wait hours in line outside of the venue. J Balvin, G-Eazy (who brought out Machine Gun Kelly), and Cardi B (who took to the stage at 4:00 AM), put the newly opened club to the test as crowds packed the venue.

Cardi B performing at KAOS nightclub. Photo: Palms Casino Resort

Wrapping up the grand opening weekend was Zac Brown Band, who kicked off KAOS' Pool Concert Series. The Georgia country band delivered a slew of country favorites to a sea of diehard fans.

Zac Brown Band performing at KAOS nightclub. Photo: Palms Casino Resort

KAOS has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in Sin City. It is dead set on disrupting the Vegas nightlife scene by borrowing elements from its competitors. In doing so it has built a sophisticated, refined nightclub and poolside experience. Its late arrival to the crowded Vegas dayclub scene is its advantage, not its burden. The elevated feel of the venue space, the festival-caliber of its stages, the technology that surrounds you, and the fine collection of artwork that can be found at every corner, blend together to create the next level of Vegas entertainment.

Grand opening of KAOS nightclub and dayclub. Photo: Palms Casino Resort

The grand opening of KAOS marks the coming-of-age of the Palms. As it approaches its eighteenth birthday, the resort leads the pack, relishing in its youthful yet nubile history. Having cemented itself as a haven for mischief and lawlessness, the Palms Casino Resort will continue to be the center of KAOS in Las Vegas.


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Major Lazer Shock Fans with Suprise Performance at Coachella's DoLab

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 15:22

After Diplo's twitter teaser, Major Lazer surprise Coachella attendees at the Do Lab.

Last nightat Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival's special Do LaB stage, lucky attendees got to see a surprise performance from Major Lazer

Attentive Twitter users thought they might get an extra Diplo set after his performance at the Sahara Tent because of his mysterious tweet before the show. Turns out they were 1/3 correct, as bandmates Walshy Fire and Jillionaire joined him on stage. In addition to their own surprise performance, they brought out special guests Pabllo Vittar, Moonchild Sanelly, and more.

Major Lazer is gearing up for another big summer. Diplo recently announced the return of Mad Decent Block Party, in the form of a massive two-day event in Massachusetts at which they will be headlining. In addition to Diplo's own festival, they are slated to perform at EDC Japan, Governors Ball, and more. 

Founding member Diplo is also celebrating the release of the debut LSD album from his other supergroup consisting of Labrinth, Sia and himself. He will also be headlining Denver's Global Dance Festival and performing at Goldenvoice's country festival, Stagecoach.

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On This Day in Dance Music History: Avicii Released "Bromance"

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 14:10

Years later, "Bromance" is still one of the most iconic melodies from the late dance music legend Avicii.

On April 14, 2010, the legendary Swedish producer and all-time dance music great, Avicii, released his iconic track "Bromance." 

After getting listeners acquainted with the track by way of a simple drum intro, he unleashed what would become one of the most admired melodies in his extensive collection of hits. Elevating keys and synths helped create one of his most infectious grooves, one that still feels appropriate for the main stage many years later. 

Although Avicii (real name Tim Bergling) was not yet the dance music behemoth he would later become, the young heat seeker showed his potential as the track would go on to reach number one in Belgium and number two in the Netherlands. Following the release and success of "Bromance," he then released the vocal edit of the track, "Seek Bromance" featuring vocals from Amanda Wilson, which were previously included on Samuele Sartini's track "Love U Seek."

In 2011, he reached international mainstream success with the release of his seminal progressive house track, "Levels." From that point on he never looked back and released hit after hit, including forever-classics like "Wake Me Up," "Hey Brother," "Waiting For Love," and many more. 

After reaching the top of the dance world and crossing over into pop, the 28-year-old producer tragically took his own life on April 20th, 2018, after battling mental health problems for years. His contributions to dance music have forever shaped the genre and his presence will never be forgotten.


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