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Pasquale Rotella to Announce EDC Orlando 2019 Lineup on Night Owl Radio

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 17:40

This week, Insomniac Founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella will reveal the EDC Orlando headliners via a "Music Through Music" mix.

With three months remaining until the 2019 edition of EDC Orlando takes place, Pasquale Rotella has revealed plans to announce the event's lineup. This Thursday, August 16th at 6:00 PM EST on the event's Facebook page, the Insomniac founder and CEO will share each headliner in a specially curated "Music Through Music" mix series.

Each of the 80 acts will be represented by a track in the series of mixes, which will run 23 minutes total. Rotella has announced the lineups of other Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) events via "Music Through Music" mixes, leading fans far and wide to piece together the lineup together on social media. 

Earlier in the year, Insomniac revealed plans to expand EDC Orlando to three days in 2019 via billboards in Miami. That's only one part of the SoCal-based promoter's Floridian conquest. Last month, it came to light that they had acquired a majority owner share in Miami's Club Space.

Rotella founded Insomniac in 1994 as a weekly Los Angeles party. He organized his first EDC in 1997 as an homage to a 1993 event of the same name held by Steve Kool Aid and Gary Richards A.K.A. DESTRUCTO. The flagship EDC relocated to Las Vegas in 2011, and the event brand has grown to include gatherings in such countries as India, Mexico and Japan.

This year's EDC Orlando will take place from November 8th-10th at Tinker Field. For more information visit the event website.


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graves to Add Kayzo to Long List of EDM Collaborators

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 16:29

graves and Kayzo are teasing an unreleased collaboration on Twitter.

On Twitter, graves has shared a photo of a laptop, teasing an upcoming collaboration with Kayzo

The tweet has nothing but eyeball emojis as the caption, leading fans to wonder what the duo have in store. It will be interesting to see how the two energetic producers combine their respective sounds. 

Kayzo (real name Hayden Capuozzo) is gearing up for the release of his metalcore crossover album, which features guests like Blessthefall, Of Mice & Men, and the late Kyle Pavone of We Came as Romans.

He also joined forces with Steve Aoki earlier in the summer for a remix of Aoki and The Bloody Beetroots' iconic track, "Warp 1.9."

Hawaii's graves (real name Christian Mochizuki) is no stranger to high-profile collaborations. Earlier in the year he released the track "Arcus" with RL Grime, while back in 2016 he joined forces with Flosstradamus for the track "Came Up" featuring Post Malone

At the time of writing, neither Mochizuki nor Capuozzo have confirmed a release date or title for their upcoming collaboration. 


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On This Day in Dance Music History: Porter Robinson Released Worlds

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 15:56

On August 12th 2014, Porter Robinson released his legendary debut album, Worlds.

In 2011, Skrillex created his own label, OWSLA, and sign a then under-the-radar Porter Robinson. The North Carolina producer would have the honor of delivering the debut release on the new label. His 11-track EP titled Spitfire featured multiple electro tracks alongside remixes of many dubstep mainstays while still showcasing the 19-year-old's ability to cross genre lines. 

This ability would be on full display years later as the modern era of Porter Robinson began. In an interview with Billboard, he described his drastic shift in sound, straying from electro. "I genuinely don't want to be playing electro bangers anymore, but when I do change the style of my show into the live thing I'm going to do later this year, I want the shift in focus to be clear," he said.

Enter Worlds. On August 12th, 2014, Robinson released his beloved debut album. Released on Astralwerks, the twelve-track, near hour-long album would signify the major shift in Robinson's sound.

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Inspired by anime, video games and movies, Robinson described the album as a collection of stories. In an interview with AZCentral, he went into further detail on the album's concept. In his own words:

"Worlds is meant as kind of an appreciation of fiction and stories and escapism and fantasy. The whole album to me is directly channeling my nostalgia for games that I played growing up. Video games specifically. And anime. And movies. It doesn't have this real place in reality. It has its roots, I think, in the ideas of fiction – particularly the most fantastical kind of fiction. That's why you kind of hear sci-fi elements throughout it and fantasy elements throughout it. I use instrumentation from N64 video games. I'd say the album isn't a story itself but is instead about stories."

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Later in the same interview, he would describe his two biggest inspirations for Worlds, including a surprising admission. He explained that Daft Punk's Discovery and Kanye West's Graduation were the number one and two biggest inspirations for Worlds, respectively.

After the release of his debut, he would collaborate with Madeon for their iconic track "Shelter," released just one day before the anniversary of Worlds.

Fans are still waiting for his sophomore album but have stayed well-fed with a string of new music and live shows.    

In 2017, he created his alter-ego Virtual Self and released an EP which included the track "Ghost Voices," that would later pick up a Grammy nomination at the 61st annual Grammy Awards.

Fast-forward to 2019, where Robinson now hosts his own music festival, Second Sky which hosted the only Worlds Live performance of 2019.

There's no word on whether or not the debut will receive a follow-up but fans keep their fingers crossed with each journey back into Worlds


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Spinnin’ Records Celebrates 20th Birthday with Sander Van Doorn and Other Label Legends

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 14:45

Iconic DJs worldwide wish Spinnin’ Records a Happy 20th Birthday.

In the world of electronic music labels, Spinnin’ Records is a powerhouse that needs no introduction. Their International Dance Music Award-winning YouTube channel has garnered over 25 million subscribers, all of whom regularly flock to see the latest buzz on the slew of heavy-hitting artists that make up Spinnin’s impressive, longstanding release history. 

A lot has happened in electronic music over the past 20 years. In addition to adapting to the massive rise in EDM’s popularity over time, they have played a crucial role in its mammoth presence by releasing hit after hit with a consistency that is all but unrivaled.

Spinnin’ Records’ 20th birthday is a well-deserved milestone moment, and we are celebrating with their team, their massive fan base, and the artists that make it so memorable by tuning into 20 Years of Spinnin’ Records, an exclusive video series from Spinnin’s most esteemed artists who will share their favorite throwback moments with the label, and offer a playlist of their all-time favorite Spinnin’ Records tracks. Take a moment to join us as we reflect on their unflinching double-decade legacy.

Sander Van Doorn is a perfect artist for the first episode. After sending iconic tunes over the airwaves throughout Spinnin's record-breaking history, the video series sees Doorn taking a trip through time to the “pinnacle moment” at which he was first signed.

Don’t stop there, though. Check out van Doorn’s all-time favorite Spinnin’ Records tracks on Spotify. It’s a nostalgic ode to the greats for fans to indulge in and learn from, and a dream playlist for any DJ who refuses to play any “fillers.”

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Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more artists’ triumphant stories and playlists, and stay tuned for more on Spinnin’ TV as the channel expands to include “Spinnin’ Originals,” a series of more inside stories from the dance music world.


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A Pre-B2B2B Chat with Netsky, Jauz and Slushii at Airbeat One [Interview]

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 13:07

We caught up with the three artists at Airbeat One in Germany to talk b2b2b-ing, collaborations and more.

It's not often that fans get to experience three artists going B2B2B for an entire set, yet bass heads at Airbeat One were lucky enough to experience Netsky, Jauz and Slushii play together. 

The festival, which revamps to a new travel theme each year, is located in North Germany, and this year was headlined by the likes of Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, DJ Snake and The Chainsmokers. Though more bass-heavy acts such as Malaa, Wiwek, SLANDER and more were billed at smaller stages, Netsky, Jauz and Slushii's performance marked one of the heaviest and most versatile performances on the massive, Taj Mahal-like Mainstage.

All three artists have huge things happening for them right now. Jauz just released his huge compilation album, Slushii is gearing up for the release of his anticipated DREAM II album later this year with two new singles and Netsky just released his single "Snitch" with Aloe Blacc, in addition to teaming up with stars Bazzi and Lil Wayne on the catchy "I Don't Even Know You Anymore."

Right before their performance on the Mainstage of Airbeat One, EDM.com got the chance to interview the three household names. As you'll see, they took the opportunity to interview each other - and hilarity ensued. 

EDM.com: You guys just are about to perform at the Mainstage of Airbeat One in Germany. Jauz, I know you played the festival last year, but it’s the first time for you two guys. What’s the vibe you’re getting so far; what do you think separates this festival and makes it unique?

Jauz: The way I kind of explained it to them since I was here last year, is that it’s almost like this is Europe’s version of Electric Forest, or like EDC, where the stages are over the top and really crazy. It’s also kind of in the middle of a forest, and it definitely feels different than a lot of festivals in Europe. There are a lot of festivals here and they all kind of start to feel the same, and every now and then you come to a festival like this and it really just feels so unique.

Netsky: This is the biggest EDM main stage I’ve seen in Europe. Maybe it’s even bigger like the Tomorrowland one, or maybe it looks bigger cause it’s a little bit wider.

Jauz: It’s definitely massive. I mean, it looks like the real size of the Taj Mahal. I’ve never been (laughs) so I probably wouldn’t know.

Is it the first time you guys will be performing B2B2B?

Jauz: No, it’s actually the fifth time. We’ve done South West Four, New Horizons Festival and more.

How are you planning to mix your respective styles into a cohesive set? Were there any difficulties in approaching a B2B2B like this?

Netsky: We basically all met up at an airport hotel room, and we’ve already done this a couple of times, so we know that we all like the genres that the others play. The last times we played like this it went really fast and we walked away with an amazing feeling, especially the last couple of shows. So we knew what's going on, and personally I’ve been looking forward to this. Julian hasn’t been looking forward to this!

Slushii: I’ve been dreading it (all laugh). Well, honestly, I think it’s awesome because we each have our own individual styles, and they kind of meet in the middle and find ways to become kind of like an EDM rollercoaster ride, where you start somewhere, everyone has his time to shine, and it’s a very unique mixture of genres.

Netsky: While he’s saying that we all get our time to shine, he’s got blue hair so we need to do an extra effort to shine onstage, which is really annoying. 

Jauz: Well, that’s why I’m wearing a yellow tee shirt. I would say last year the hardest thing was the first festival we did. It was a 90-minute set, and that’s a lot of time to fill with music. It was really hard for us to find 90 minutes of music that worked for the three of us. Then we got comfortable with that, and now the hardest thing this year is that we only have 60 minutes. So we’ve been trying to fit kind of like 20 minutes of each’s kind of music, and it’s difficult cause we each have so many songs that we want to play, and forget everyone else’s music, just our songs; it’s tough.

Netsky: But the cool thing is that we don’t just play three sets. This is music that we all stand behind as well.

Slushii: It’s basically just three friends partying onstage and playing music; it doesn’t feel like a very engineered B2B, we're just partying and having fun. For me at first it was super scary, but now it just feels like a high school reunion.

Slushii, you just recently announced your follow-up to DREAM. Is there anything more you can you tell us about the album, or when it is coming out?

Slushii: It's coming out in November and-

Jauz: It sucks!

Slushii: It's horrible. It’s got 16 songs, it's basically a more electronic version of DREAM I. DREAM I was very kind of very bare-bones, lo-fi hip-hop, minimal electronic, but now I'm playing guitar in every song, playing all the instruments and really trying to explore newer, deeper electronic sounds.

Netsky: This is why I love this interview, 'cause he hasn't told me all of that.

Slushii: Oh really? I'll send it to you!

Netsky: Thanks!

Netsky, you recently released “I Don’t Even Know You Anymore,” a collaboration with Bazzi and Lil Wayne. Talk to us about how that song came to life.

Netsky: It's cool to work on both spectrums of music, not just electronic music - and I'm gonna be honest, with songs like these it's hard to like hit the feature you really want. This was definitely such a case, I'm sure it has happened to all of us before. I think it's just really important to keep trying; I made that song a year and a half ago, and we kept pushing until we found the right feature, and it happened in the end. It's really important to be persistent. If you have that dream and you want to release a song with the right feature, it's worth the wait.

Jauz. "Baby Shark" remix. Tell us the story from when you first tweeted about the single and it getting more than 20k retweets to when it became an official remix.

Jauz: I knew that was coming (all laugh). Basically, I knew this was gonna happen one way or the other because every single day it would be one of my friends, or someone I know from music, or someone I work with, all like "when are you gonna do a a 'Baby Shark' remix?” I really didn't want to do it in all honesty, but I was sick of people asking me so I put up that tweet, and I really thought 20k retweets was a lot. I didn't think it was going to happen, and then within like one to two hours and it got. After that my management got with Pinkfong, and then it got serious. 

That's why it took me so long to do the remix, because normally when I do a remix, it either happens right away or it doesn't work at all. With something like "Baby Shark," though, I can't just have it not work; I made a promise so I had to make it happen. I also knew that it had to be a song that sounded like me, but also be something a five-year-old could listen to and understand. So, I had to find that middle ground where I thought that I had made it cool and dancey, while also keeping the original, lighthearted, childish vibe. It figured itself out I guess, and waiting as long as I did and then getting to premiere it at Coachella was perfect. 

Netsky: Did you ever expect kids to dance to your remix the way they did with the original? I've seen so many videos of kids vibing to it!

Jauz: I mean, that was my goal. It was tough and that's why it took so long. I wanted to be able to play it at a show and not feel stupid, but I want a parent to play it for their kids and the kid not be confused, but dancing to it. Because if I made it some crazy "Rock The Party" type thing little kids would not get it.

Netsky: So you basically managed to do this; kind of capturing the original for kids and kind of getting the kids at Coachella to dance to it, all while making it modern as well. That’s respect. 

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Autopsy Confirms Bonnaroo 2019 Death was Drug Related

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 12:20

MDMA, clozapine and fentanyl were among the drugs found in the Bonnaroo attendee's system.

A June 15th attendee death overshadowed the 2019 edition of Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Following a June 16th autopsy, 27-year-old Ryan Dunleavy of Brentwood, Tennessee was found to have passed away from a drug overdose. 

According to Davidson County Assistant Medical Examiner David Zimmerman's toxicology report obtained by the Tennessean, MDMA, clozapine and fentanyl were found in Dunleavy's system. His cause of death is thought to have been accidental, and it's the only fentanyl-related case to emerge from Bonnaroo to Zimmerman's knowledge.

Illenium, ODESZA and NGHTMRE were among the headliners on the Bonnaroo 2019 lineup. It took place from June 13th-16th at Manchester's Great Stage Park. In the weeks leading up to the event, organizers burned the festival's iconic arch due to structural issues. 

The 2020 edition of Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will take place from June 11th-14th. For more information, visit the Bonnaroo website.

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Escape: Psycho Circus Announces 2019 Lineup

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 16:52

deadmau5, Excision, Dillon Francis, and more are set to play Escape: Psycho Circus 2019.

Insomniac have announced the lineup for the 2019 iteration of their Halloween festival, Escape: Psycho Circus. Many festival mainstays like Factory 93, Basscon, Bassrush, and more will be included in this year's outing.

The horror-fueled celebration will feature an eclectic mix of dance music stars and some of the biggest up-and-comers in the game. Included in this wild variety of talent is Eric Prydz, Excision, Dillon Francis, a pair of sets from Joel Zimmerman (one as deadmau5, the other as TESTPILOT) and more.

Last month, the Korean counterpart to Escape was announced. The Seoul-based event will feature performances from Kaskade, Marshmello, Seven Lions, and more. 

Since 2011, Pasquale Rotella and co. have hosted the annual Halloween spooktacular. It was originally named Escape From Wonderland but then, barring one year, took on the Psycho Circus branding.

In addition to the music, the two-day event has featured a variety of Halloween-themed activities like mazes and intricately-costumed performers.

Escape Psycho Circus takes place October 25th and 26th at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California. Tickets are on sale now, you can get yours here.

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Ekali Drops Nitti Gritti Collab During Alison Wonderland's Red Rocks Show

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 14:56

During his performance at Temple of Wonderland at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Ekali played an unreleased collaboration with Nitti Gritti.

During his performance at Alison Wonderland's Temple of Wonderland show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Ekali dropped an unreleased collaboration with Nitti Gritti.

Although the clip is quite short, you can hear Ekali (real name Nathan Shaw) introduce the track before unleashing an enormous bass drop. This track will mark the first collaboration between Shaw and Nitti Gritti (real name Ricky Mears).

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Last month, Shaw dropped his collaboration with Reo Cragun - the first track off of his upcoming album. It's not known if the new song with Mears will be included on the aforementioned effort. 

Mears has kept busy as well, as earlier in the summer he dropped "Eyes on You" with Jimmy Levy

The first half of Temple of Wonderland took place August 10th and featured additional support from Medasin and Wuki. The second half will feature the same support and take place on September 12th.

At the time of writing, neither Shaw nor Mears have announced a title or release date for the unreleased tune.


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Martin Garrix Plays Three Consecutive IDs at Sziget Festival

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 14:17

During his performance at Hungary's Sziget Festival, Martin Garrix played three brand-new IDs.

During his performance at Sziget Festival in Hungary, Martin Garrix dedicated a decent chunk of time to playing three new IDs. 

As of right now, it's still speculation whether or not these songs are Martin Garrix (real name Martijn Gerard Garritsen) originals, but many fans believe some if not all of them are. 

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Fans of the 23-year-old producer are having trouble keeping up with all the confirmed and potential IDs debuted this festival season, as just last month, at Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, he played out an unreleased collaboration with Bonn.

Sziget Festival started August 7th and will conclude on August 13th. The Budapest-based festival featured performances from Mura Masa, Richie Hawtin, Kayzo, and more.

At the time of writing, Garritsen has not announced if the three IDs belong to him, nor did he mention any track titles. 

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On This Day in Dance Music History: Porter Robinson and Madeon Release "Shelter"

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 02:00

On August 11th, Porter Robinson and Madeon would go on to release one of the most popular dance tracks in the past decade.

On August 11th, 2016, Porter Robinson and Madeon would release the track that inspired an entire generation of dance music fans, "Shelter."

An interview with Earmilk revealed that Robinson and Madeon (real name Hugo Pierre Leclercq) had known each other since they were 14 and 12 years old respectively. Robinson explained that they were not originally collaborators but rather rivals. "He was living in France; I was in the U.S.," he said. "Neither of us had even a whimper of a music career obviously, and we were kind of rivals. We were both the young kids who were making music on that forum, and so we competed with each other."

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The release of the iconic tune inspired a short film dedicated to the track titled Shelter: The Animation

According to the official video description: 

"Shelter tells the story of Rin, a 17-year-old girl who lives her life inside of a futuristic simulation completely by herself in infinite, beautiful loneliness. Each day, Rin awakens in virtual reality and uses a tablet which controls the simulation to create a new, different, beautiful world for herself. Until one day, everything changes, and Rin comes to learn the true origins behind her life inside a simulation."  

The anime short was created alongside the Japanese animation studio A-1 Pictures. The story was penned by Robinson and after completion was released on both YouTube and the popular anime streaming service Crunchyroll.

The song inspired the Shelter Tour, which comprised 43 shows across four continents. The tour was an absolute dream for fans of the duo as the setlist included songs from each of their respective libraries intertwined and mixed with each other into a show that highlighted the best of both worlds (pun intended).

Although they have not toured since, they would reunite onstage at Robinson's Second Sky Festival for a live performance of the fan-favorite tune.

Since the end of the tour, the two dance music heavyweights have not released another collaborative effort, however, Leclercq did express his love of being in a band with Robinson, so the future may be bright. 


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Good Times Ahead and Flosstradamus Team Up for "Waffle House"

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 18:30

This isn't the collab you were expecting.

Good Times Ahead (real names Julio Mejia and Matt Toth) have linked with Flosstradamus (real name Curt Cameruci) for "Waffle House" via HARD Records

While "Waffle House" falls in line with Mejia and Toth's previous release on HARD Records with Diplo, this tune is certainly unfamiliar territory for Cameruci. Minimalistic yet highly addictive, this star-studded collab will certainly be one that pulls new fans for both artists and may take their current ones by surprise.

Mejia and Toth have proven time and time again that they conform to no genre. Their recent releases like "FK IT," "Break Your Neck (Pt. 2 VIP)" with Valentino Khan, and "Work It Out" with Party Favor have quickly made their way into sets across the globe. Recently, the pair rebranded to spell out the acronym for Good Times Ahead instead of going by GTA.

Cameruci has seen a solid stream of success since the departure of Josh Young, now known as YehMe2. Recently, he's released a number of high caliber collabs including "Blackout" with 4B, a remix of "Redlight" by NGHTMRE and A$AP Ferg, and "G.O.D. (GRIND OR DIE)" with BLVK JVCK and Leat'eq.


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Above & Beyond Lay Down a Chill Mix on BBC Radio 1

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 18:27

Above & Beyond know how to help fans unwind.

Above & Beyond (real names Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamäki) sat down with Phil Taggart on BBC Radio 1's Chillest Show for a highly laid-back mix.

Their eclectic mix begins an hour in and lasts about 30 relaxed minutes. It includes cuts from Above & Beyond themselves, as well as tunes from Hobo Johnson, John Hopkins, Peter Gabriel, and many more. During their interview, Siljamäki elaborates that the mix was inspired by their latest album Flowstate, which was brought to life by their yoga set at Burning Man in 2014. Check out their mix here.

Above & Beyond have solidified their place as one of the most legendary dance music acts of all time. They recently wrapped up their second Group Therapy Weekender at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington and are amping up for another run of festivals including Das Energi, Creamfields, and Electric Zoo.


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Storm Area 51 Festival Announced, Dubbed "Alienstock”

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 16:58

The glitch in the matrix becomes more apparent with each passing day.

Just days after having their event taken down by Facebook, founders of the Storm Area 51 event page have transformed their farfetched event into an actual music festival that they've dubbed Alienstock

Alienstock will take place September 20th through 22nd in Rachel, Nevada. The event will include camping and be free to the public, however, organizers are asking for donations to help cover the costs of food, water, security, staff, production, emergency services, and everything else essential for a successful festival. While Alienstock hasn't officially announced a lineup, but their website promises "huge names" that can't be announced at the time of writing due to radius clauses.

Rachel, Nevada is an extremely small town roughly two hours outside of Las Vegas with a population of 50 people. It's hard to imagine a town of this stature will be ready for a festival in such a short time frame, but only time will tell. 

Those interested in attending should check out the Facebook event here for more details and updates on the event as well as their website which can be found here.

TroyBoi Reworks Party Favor's "Wait A Minute" with A$AP Ferg and Juicy J

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 16:04

The full remix album for Layers drops later this month.

TroyBoi (real name Troy Henry) has unveiled his rendition of Party Favor's collab with A$AP Ferg and Juicy J, "Wait A Minute" out via Area 25.

Henry takes his signature sound and infuses it with the bars A$AP Ferg and Juicy J initially provided, creating a hypnotic atmosphere atop a slow-moving bass line. Undoubtedly, Henry has crafted a crowd pleaser to which fans of his distinctive style will surely gravitate. 

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Henry's signature sound has captivated the minds of fans and critics alike, making him one of the most sought-after acts in dance music. The London-born producer seldom fails to impress, releasing hit after hit including coolabirations "Soundclash" with Flosstradamus, "Afterhours" with Diplo and Nina Sky, "WARLORDZ" with Skrillex as well as his singles "What You Know," "O.G," and "ili." Henry's debut album Left Is Right was well received, skyrocketing his career further into the limelight. He recently released his V!BEZ, Vol. 3 EP via OWSLA.


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Louis the Child Announces Dates, Cities, and Pre-Sale Info for Here For Now Tour

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 15:42

Louis the Child and friends will visit the East Coast, Midwest and Canada for the Fall leg of the Here for Now Tour, starting November 2nd.

Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Louis the Child (real names Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett) have recently made headlines for their collab with the X Games, and for the stunning crowd they drew to the main stage for their Lollapalooza set this year. 

Following the momentum of their performance, the DJ duo have announced the full schedule for their Here For Now Tour, which will feature a brand new show and stage setup. From November to December, Louis the Child will visit the East Coast, Midwes  and Canada, with support from SEBASTIAN PAUL, John the Blind, and ilo ilo, among others. 

Visit the official website for a full list of dates, purchasing links, and tour locations. Tickets go on sale starting Tuesday, August 13th at 10:00 AM CST. 

To receive a pre-sale code, text Louis the Child at (773) 657-2292. 

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Valentino Khan Gets the Party Started with New EP, House Party

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 18:51

Valentino Khan's hotly anticipated House Party EP has arrived on Diplo's Mad Decent

Following a summer of single releases, Valentino Khan's long awaited House Party EP has arrived in full. Khan's recent singles with Diplo and Wuki were enough to grab our attention, but with his latest long-form work out now on Mad Decent, House Party has proved to be a project worth exploring in full.

Giving his thoughts on the project Khan stated, "I set out to make an EP with a simple concept: great house music." It's not necessarily a simple goal in practice, but Khan has effortlessly built a discography of house hits going back to his breakout single "Deep Down Low" in 2015.

With House Party Khan is returning to his roots, but it's not all same old, same old either. Khan brought the right collaborators in for the job commenting "I still have always looked to drive the [house music] sound forward. I also wanted to bring in some collaborators that I felt have always been pushing boundaries in Diplo, Wuki and Chris Lorenzo." 

Though it seems like a simple narrative, Khan delivers strongly on his goals. House Party creates a series of genre-bending grooves from start to finish that won't cease to bring life to the dance floor for the foreseeable future.


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Valentino Khan Gets the Party Started with New EP, House Party

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 18:51

Valentino Khan's hotly anticipated House Party EP has arrived.

Following a summer of single releases, Valentino Khan's long awaited House Party EP has arrived in full. Khan's recent singles with Diplo and Wuki were enough to grab our attention, but with his latest longform work out, House Party has proved to be a project worth exploring in full.

Giving his thoughts on the project Khan stated, "I set out to make an EP with a simple concept: great house music." It's not necessarily a simple goal in practice, but Khan has effortlessly built a discography of house hits going back to his breakout single "Deep Down Low" in 2015.

With House Party Khan is returning to his roots, but it's not all same old, same old either. Khan brought the right collaborators in for the job commenting "I still have always looked to drive the [house music] sound forward. I also wanted to bring in some collaborators that I felt have always been pushing boundaries in Diplo, Wuki and Chris Lorenzo." 

Though it seems like a simple narrative, Khan delivers strongly on his goals. House Party creates a series of genre-bending grooves from start to finish that won't cease to bring life to the dance floor for the foreseeable future.


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Elderbrook and Rudimental Challenge Toxic Masculinity in “Something About You” Music Video

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 18:41

The highly anticipated collaboration between these award-winning artists is out now on Big Beat Records.

Platinum-selling British four-piece collective Rudimental and the Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer, and instrumentalist Elderbrook have joined forces to unveil their long-awaited collaborative summer single, “Something About You.” It's out now on Big Beat Records.

Composed of Piers Aggett, Amir Amor, Kesi Dryden, and Locksmith, the multi-platinum group has a worldwide influence unlike any other. Sitting in the 200s (currently 252nd) for most played artists on Spotify and having amassed over 1.2 billion streams, it’s easy to see that their reach is extraordinary. Elderbrook is also no stranger to the limelight, spending the last two years touring the world with other global acts such as RÜFÜS DU SOL. Combining their large and lasting influences on pop culture, it comes as no surprise that their collaborative efforts resulted in a hit record.

“I’ve always loved the music and energy that Rudimental put out,” Elderbrook said in regards to working with the iconic band. “This song wouldn’t have happened without them and has been amazing collaborating with them!” 

The Rudimental men echoed this same loving energy back, jointly stating, “We have been big fans of Elderbrook’s vocals and production over the past few years so it’s amazing to finally come together on this track!”

The long-awaited track is accompanied by an awe-inspiring official music video directed by Luke Davies. Fans may be familiar with Davies from his work as director Jax Jones' “Ring Ring” featuring Rich The Kid and Mabel, which is currently sitting at just under 50 million views. The video from "Something About You" stars Michael Socha from HBO’s Chernobyl as the main actor, and focuses on the importance of young men's mental health. The video begins with a group of men sitting at a therapy session together when Socha is asked to share his emotions. Reluctantly, he stands up and begins to dance. As he continues, the other men start to join, until they are all dancing together. This visual challenges the idea of toxic masculinity, and perfectly highlights the beauty and solidarity that come with emotional vulnerability.

“Something About You” comes as part of Rudimental’s Distinction EP, out now on Major Tom and Big Beat Records. The four-track project includes previously released singles,“Sitigawana” featuring The Martinez Brothers and collaborative track with Preditah titled “Mean That Much” featuring MORGAN.

Both acts are currently on tour. Find ticketing information and tour dates below.

08/23: Chipping Norton, UK - The Big Feastival 2019
08/24: Southsea, UK - Victorious Festival 2019
09/21: Surrey, UK - Wentworth Club

09/18: Hamburg, Germany - Reeperbahn Festival 2019
10/12: London, UK - EartH (Hackney Arts Centre)
10/31: Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg
11/01: Berlin, DE - Saalchen
11/02: Prague, CZ -Futurum
11/04: Vienna, AT - Ottakringer Brauerei
11/05: Zurich, CH - Mascotte
11/06: Munch, DE - Strom
11/07: Paris, FR - Le 1999
11/15: Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
11/16: New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11/17: Mexico City, MX -Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
11/20: Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
11/22: San Francisco, CA - 1015 Folson
11/23: West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour
11/24: San Diego, CA - Quartyard

Stream or download Elderbrook and Rudimental's "Something About You," out now on Big Beat Records.


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Tiësto and Moska Release Their New Track "Acordeao"

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 18:12

The accordion turns electro

Lucky fans who attended Tomorrowland 2019 were treated to a new Tiësto (real name Tijs Verwest) track titled "Acordeao." The track took off online and topped the charts of DJ tracker 1001tracklists. The infectious single is in collaboration with Colombian DJ and producer Moska, who is the first Latin American producer to sign with Verwest's label, Musical Freedom. They previously collaborated on a remix of Verwest's "Century" featuring Calvin Harris.

"Acordeao" features the iconic Colombian sample and composition "Fiesta En Corralejo," which gives it a special flair for those familiar with the famous track. The original composer, Ruben Dario Salcedo Ruiz, provided full support in the electronic reimagining of the source material. The accordion shines bright in the forefront. Its a fun and bright song that will make even the most demure wallflower want to sway their hips. 

Verwest's summer has been filled with remixes prior to this drop. He recently reworked Illenium's "Good Things Fall Apart" into a "Big Room Remix." Prior to that, he took on "Summer Days" by Martin Garrix, Mackelmore, and Patrick Stump. He also delivered a beautiful homage to Avicii with the remix of his the late producer's track "Tough Love."

Moska has positioned himself as one of the top DJ/producers in Latin America at only 25 years old. He signed with Verwest's label in 2018 and has since racked in over 5 million streams on his releases. He has received live support from Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Hardwell, and many others. He is proving a force to be reckoned with.  


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Shaq Says He's Performing for "The Sport of Bass Music" in New Interview

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 17:09

Shaq reveals how dance music became his next adrenaline rush.

Shaquille O'Neal is performing for "the sport of bass music." In an interview with Sirius XM, the NBA Hall Of Famer also disclosed he's performing his slots as DJ Diesel for free.

When Shaquille O'Neal first came onto the scene as DJ Diesel many were wary of what was initially perceived to be a short-term celebrity DJ stunt. However, Shaq has come a long way in building a dedicated following within the last couple years. He's performed nearly every major dance music festival, released a single with NGHTMRE, and much more.

His latest interview recaps the story behind what got him started in dance music. At some point following his retirement in 2011, Shaq attended Tomorrowland and was instantly inspired, equating the energy of the festival to that of the crowds cheering him on during an NBA finals game. 

Shaq says attending Tomorrowland brought him to the conclusion  that there's "two things  that'll stop everything you're thinking about negatively - sports and music." 

If he keeps it up, Shaq may just be on the way to hall of fame status  in his bass music endeavor.


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