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Swedish House Mafia Confirmed for Ultra Europe 2019

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 18:02

Swedish House Mafia are headed to Croatia.

The first act confirmed by Ultra Europe for their 2019 edition is none other than Swedish House Mafia. The legendary trio reunited as "surprise guests" of the flagship Ultra Music Festival in South Beach a little under a year ago. Now, it seems they will spend much of the foreseeable future overseas with shows in Sweden and headlining appearances at CreamfieldsZürich Openair Festival, and Ultra Europe in the works. 

As was the case with their reunion reveal at Ultra Music Festival 2018, Swedish House Mafia initially teased fans with cryptic posters plastered around Split, Croatia, home of Ultra Europe. Then, their iconic three-dot moniker appeared on the Ultra Europe website. The organization has since dropped a hype video confirming the booking.

This may not be Swedish House Mafia's only Ultra-related booking of the year. Similar teaser posters appearing in Seoul, Korea have led to speculation of an impending Ultra Korea appearance as well. 

If nothing else, this year has already proven Swedish House Mafia remain a top interest among leading festival brands across the globe. Stay updated with the latest Swedish House Mafia announcements via their official website

Ultra Europe will take place July 12th-14th, 2019. 


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Amazon to Offer Special Lockers for Package Delivery at Coachella 2019

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 17:38

Amazon appears intent on cornering the festival delivery market (shortly after they invented it).

Sometimes it feels like Amazon's influence pervades every facet of our day-to-day lives - and for Coachella attendees, that will include their festival experience. The 2019 edition of the festival will feature lockers devoted solely to package deliveries set up through the e-commerce conglomerate.

The lockers will be available at no additional cost for Coachella attendees who order their packages in advance (or onsite if they select same-day delivery). Festival necessities like sunscreen, lip balm, sun hats, and flower crowns will be available in a specially curated Amazon storefront.

At checkout, customers simply select one of the lockers on the Coachella festival grounds as their shipping address. They will then be emailed a barcode that they'll use when picking up the package from Amazon staff who will be onsite.

Amazon lockers have been in use outside of festivals in more than 900 U.S. locations. The company also has special pickup locations all over the country.

The 2019 edition of Coachella's first weekend will run from April 12th-14th, and the second will run from April 19th-21st. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the event website.


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The Chainsmokers and 5SOS Announce WORLD WAR JOY Fall Tour

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 17:03

The Chainsmokers and 5SOS will embark on a North American 2019 tour.

If The Chainsmokers' collaboration with 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) was up your alley, you may have a chance to see them perform it together live. The two acts have announced a fall tour called WORLD WAR JOY that will see them visit 42 cities across North America.

The WORLD WAR JOY tour will commence with a show at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 25th, 2019. Following an extensive run that includes arenas in U.S. cities like Detroit, Miami, Denver, Austin and St. Louis as well as Canadian locations like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, it will conclude with a date in the latter city's Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena. The two groups will also be joined by Lennon Stella for support.

In an era during which EDM/pop punk crossovers appear to be growing in popularity, The Chainsmokers' 5SOS collaboration will not be their only endeavor of the sort. Last month, the duo comprised of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart also revealed that a song with Blink 182 lies out on the horizon.

Pre-sale tickets for The Chainsmokers and 5 Seconds of Summer's WORLD WAR JOY North American fall tour will be available on February 14th. Sign up for them here.


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Steve Aoki and Dim Mak Return to Miami Music Week for Mana Wynwood Party

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 13:51

If you're going to Miami Music Week this year, you won't want to miss the official Steve Aoki/Dim Mak Party!

As winter draws to a close, vast droves of DJs, fans, producers, and industry professionals gather in Miami for the iconic Miami Music Week. The crown jewel of the occasion is Winter Music Conference, a weeklong celebration of all that makes dance music amazing.

For the past decade, Steve Aoki and Dim Mak have played a key role in these festivities. In addition to curating unique and boundary-pushing events each and every year, they treat fans to a vibrant mix of pool parties, club events, and all manner of epic, Miami-worthy entertainment.

In previous years, the legendary Dim Mak festivities have included performances from talent the likes of The Chainsmokers, Yellow Claw, Deorro, Rich the Kid, Dada Life, Carnage, Afrojack, Waka Flocka Flame, Keys N Krates, Lil Jon, Desiigner, Borgore, Getter, Laidback Luke, The Bloody Beetroots and QUIX. If there's one thing Aoki knows how to do, it's throw an amazing party.

After the great success of last year's Shaq-hosted event, Dim Mak is keeping the tradition alive by returning to Wynwood in 2019. Located just north of downtown, Miami’s historic neighborhood is a cultural hub of art, fashion and music - a perfect spot for a full-fledged Dim Mak invasion.

Don't miss out on an event sure to go down in history, and join us on Wednesday, March 27th as Dim Mak touches down for an all-night party at Mana Wynwood. 

Headlined by label boss Steve Aoki, the 18+ event kicks off at 8:00 PM and ends early Thursday morning at 3:00 AM. We'll see you there!

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 12th.


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Diplo and Justice Honored at 2019 Grammy Awards

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 13:22

Diplo and Justice beat out other electronic music nominees this year.

EDM has eked out more of the mainstream spotlight over the past decade, and each year's Grammy Awards serve as a reminder. This year, both Diplo and Justice took home Grammys among a pool of artists spanning rock, hip-hop, pop and comedy.

Diplo (real name Thomas Wesley Pentz Jr.) received an award in the category of Best Dance Recording for "Electricity" featuring Dua Lipa as one half of Silk City. Disclosure, Above & Beyond, FISHER and Porter Robinson's Virtual Self project were also nominated for the same award.

The Grammy for Best Dance/Electronic Album was awarded to Justice for last year's Woman Worldwide. The French blog house duo beat out John Hopkins, Sofi Tukker, SOPHIE and TOKiMONSTA for the honor.

Outside of dance music, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Drake and Childish Gambino took home Grammys. Perhaps the most notable upset of this year's ceremony was Cardi B being awarded for Invasion of Privacy in the Album of the Year category. It marked the first time a female artist was chosen for the honor.

Find the full list of 2019 Grammy Awards nominees and winners here.

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Mike Williams Drops Single and Music Video for "I Got You"

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:38

The Dutch DJ releases another feel-good dance track in his first foray into 2019.

Mike Willemsen, better known as Mike Williams, recently released his first single for 2019, “I Got You” via Spinnin’ Records. The 22-year-old Dutch DJ once again delivers with a feel-good dance beat accompanied by gripping melodies.

Under his mentorship with Tiësto, Willemsen has developed his trademark bounce sound that’s garnered the him other hit singles. At the end of 2018, Willemsen dropped “Wait Another Day” with Mesto, a big room club song that features Willemsen’s classic strong melody and jumpy drop. The peak-time club track scored over three million streams on Spotify.

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The music video for “Wait Another Day” is actually the prequel to the official music video for “I Got You.” Viewers can satiate their emotional instability from the abrupt ending at the end of “Wait Another Day’s” video by continuing the Willemsen YouTube rabbit hole.

Though “I Got You” is Willemsen’s first move in 2019, it’s sure to signal continued momentum from 2018. Willemsen kickstarted last year with a performance at Ultra Music Festival’s main stage, closing his set with “Lullaby.” The record single with R3hab has over 82 million streams on Spotify alone. 

The Dutch DJ is set to play at a good number of concerts for the first half of 2019, starting with Germany’s ELEMENTS FESTIVAL and Tomorrowland in Belgium. 


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Jasmine Eiland to Sue Opera Atlanta Following Live Stream Rape Incident

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:24

Jasmine Eiland's lawyer, Chris Stewart, blames inadequate security staffing on the part of Opera Atlanta.

Three weeks after Jasmine Eiland captured her own apparent rape at Opera Atlanta on Facebook live, her team has addressed the public. Her lawyer has confirmed that they have filed a lawsuit - not only against the offender, but also the nightclub in which the incident took place.

In a Midtown Atlanta press conference, Christ Stewart of Stewart Trial Attorneys claimed that proper security staffing on the part of Opera Atlanta would have prevented the sexual assault from taking place. He cited conversations with previous employees who alleged that only a fourth of the security required (both by law and company policy) were present. As a result, nobody stopped the alleged offender, Dominique Williams, from carrying Eiland through the crowd into a closed area while she was barely conscious.

Stewart also said that his attempts to reach out to Opera Atlanta have been met with silence.

"That's the danger of the club," Stewart commented. "Everyone wants to say, 'Oh, you're just looking to sue somebody,' and that is not accurate. I'm looking to prevent this from happening to another young lady or young man in this city again." At one point during the conference, Eiland burst into tears and left the room.

Neither Jasmine Eiland nor Chris Stewart have disclosed the amount that they're seeking from her Opera Atlanta lawsuit at the time of writing.


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Medasin Delivers on Stellar Single "Mr. Skitters"

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 18:25

The producer's first release of the year is pure bliss.

Medasin just treated fans with his first release of 2019, the ethereal "Mr. Skitters." The producer's highly acclaimed debut album Irene was released towards the end of summer last year, and fresh off a headlining tour, it looks like he'll have a lot more music to showcase throughout 2019. 

Out via ALT:Vision Records (who partnered with Republic/Casablanca Records at the start of 2018), "Mr. Skitters" acts as the perfect sequel to Irene. Maintaining his organic, soothing sound while expanding into more ambient territories, Medasin showcases the entirety of his skills on "Mr. Skitters." The track starts slow, with subtle textures and chords slowly building up before layers upon layers of warm sounds take over and inflict a relaxing feeling. 

Medasin has arguably been one of the most exciting names in the electronic music sphere in the past few years. Having learned to produce since the age of 12, he uploaded his first release on SoundCloud in 2015 while collaborating with Masego on the now-classic Pink Polo EP. Ever since, his unique and versatile productions have earned him numerous headlining tours, as well as remix opportunities for the likes of DJ KhaledRihanna, Portugal. The Man, Martin Garrix and Joji

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Nytrix Returns with Immersive Project, Created By Chaos

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 18:14

Get lost in Nytrix's world.

Nytrix is back with a brand-new body of work titled Created By Chaos. Since his 2015 breakout hit "Take Me Higher," the L.A. up-and-comer has continuously impressed his audience. His single "Stay Here Forever" garnered over 1.5 million views on YouTube and was featured on a number of platforms including Trap City's Bass Nation. His music has been released on a number of labels such as Monstercat and Dim Mak and the young talent has also had the honor of opening for huge acts like Carnage, Kesha, and Afrojack

Created By Chaos has been a project long in the making, as Nytrix has spent the past eight months creating the story and the theme. The album is heavily inspired by film soundtracks and is a step away from his usual vocal-led production. The fully instrumental album is gracefully constructed with ominous, metallic synths, opening the door for listeners to paint their own picture.

The album was released alongside a continuous mix, giving listeners a chance to fully immerse themselves within Nytrix's story. Find the mix below, and stream or download Created By Chaos across platforms here.

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34th Annual Winter Music Conference Announces Keynote Speakers

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 17:45

The Keynote Speakers for the 2019 Winter Music Conference include Armin Van Buuren, Irvine Welsh, Laidback Luke, Sam Feldt, and more.

Winter Music Conference (WMC) has long been considered one of the most important weeks of the year for the electronic music industry. After a brief hiatus, it has returned to Miami Beach, Florida for its 34th year this March 25th-28th, 2019 at the Faena Forum. WMC brings together such as DJs, artists, A&Rs and promoters as well as radio and media professionals for a series of keynote speakers, seminars and industry panels.

The first round of speakers includes a wide variety of experts in the music space, many of whom touch on topics often considered outside the scope of a music conference. They're topics, however, that we consider to be very important for the evolution and forward-trajectory of the industry. 

Dr. Douglas Rushkoff, one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” according to MIT, will deliver a keynote presentation focused around his Team Human podcast and topics concerning human connection.

Armin van Buuren is a legendary Dutch Trance Producer, DJ, label head and businessman. He will be leading a presentation on his famed dance brand A State of Trance and how it was built from the ground up starting with the very first episode back in 2001. Alongside van Buuren will be other prominent trance DJs and producers who will discuss the progression of trance amongst other things.

Irvine Welsh – known for often controversial novels, stories and screenplays such as Trainspotting – will be joined by acid house originator DJ Pierre to discuss the impact of the genre on global culture and music. He and Welsh will trace the influence of the movement from it's earliest moments all the way to the present day.

Laidback Luke, one of the most respected DJs of all time, will be hosting WMC’s The Power of Creative DJing. An expert in the art of seamlessly traversing the genres of dance music, he rises to the occasion in this perfect-fit presentation.

Platinum-selling DJ and Producer Sam Feldt will also be present at WMC alongside a special guest to discuss green philanthropy. Feldt and his special guest will lead an important discussion about how we can make the world a better place in the near and long term future, and how music can be a vehicle for this change.

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Flosstradamus, BLVK JVCK, and Leat'eq drop trap powerhouse "G.O.D (GRIND OR DIE)"

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 17:03

When trap original Flosstradamus teams up with hip-hop residents BLVK JVCK, and newcomer Leat'eq, expect a massive, in-your-face trap track.

Flosstradamus, or Curt Cameruci, tapped hip-hop duo BLVK JVCK and Leat’eq for a sinister track titled “G.O.D. (GRIND OR DIE).”

The song’s simplistic lead up, marked by BLVCK JVCK’s classic hip-hop sound, masks the imminent neck-breaking drop. That's when Cameruci’s signature trap sound comes through  — an amount of trap that is in your face without being too overwhelming.

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BLVCK JVCK, made up for Andrew “Dru Brett” Harr and Jermaine “Mayne Zayne” Jackson, got their start on DJ Khaled’s production team under the moniker The Runners. During that time the pair produced hits like “Go Hard” by DJ Khaled and “Hustlin’” by Rick Ross.

The duo has since pitted to the electronic sphere. One of their singles, “Mine Luv,” features Grammy-nominated artist H.E.R.. In 2019, expect the cinematic series MVGIC CITY, the first episode of which was the “G.O.D.” music video (found here).

It’s been several months since trap “Original Don” Flosstradamus has released a single, most notably “Back Again” with Mayhem and Waka Flocka Flame in March 2017. On top of managing his record label Hi Def Youth, Cameruci has his schedule packed between headlining Las Vegas clubs and performing at Groovin the Moo, a festival held in six regional centers in Australia. 


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Underground Vibes of the Week / 026

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 15:38

Young Franco, Tori Levett, Kultur and more featured on this week's installment.

Numerous artists, industry professionals and fans consider SoundCloud as the best platform for unsigned music to shine up to its true potential. Its direct, artist-centric approach has enabled bedroom artists to find fan bases all over the world, and emerging talents to turn their SoundCloud game into yearlong careers.

In this series, our aim is to showcase the best new music we discover on the platform, music that oftentimes can’t be found anywhere else. In addition, we shine the light on successful artists that are either now breaking through on the platform or have used it to attract an active following in the past. 

This week's feature includes gems by up-and-comer Tori Levett, versatile producer Kultur, young talent ford. and many more. 

"Otherside" ft. Reva Devito & Golden Vessel - Young Franco

Young Franco returns for his first single of the year with "Otherside" featuring vocals from Reva Devito and Golden Vessel. The Australian producer has always favored quality over quantity, and "Otherside" proves he is among the most skilled when it comes to creating a carefree vibe.  

"Crazy" - Tori Levett

"Crazy" proves producer/singer Tori Levett is an artist to watch in 2019. The up-and-comer provides smooth vocal lines into this pop-infused tune before fun vocal chops, hard 808s and synths explode in the drop. 

"Naked Flame" ft. LeyeT - NEBBRA

Judging by his latest single, NEBBRA isn't likely to stop surprising fans anytime soon. His latest offering is an atmospheric, minimal house tune that hides an ominous aura under LeyeT's vocals. 

"Trouble" - Trevor Daniel

In anticipation of his Restless EP coming soon on Internet Money/Alamo Records, singer/songwriter Trevor Daniel released his latest joint, "Trouble." With '80s synth chords and throwback drum samples, the single perfectly demonstrates Daniel can top trap instrumentals, as well as create radio-ready hits, with ease. 

"Back Down" (Hayden James Remix) - Bob Moses

Featured on Bob Moses' remix package for "Back Down" off their 2018 album Battle Lines, Hayden James' remix flips the uplifting original into a progressive, tasteful gem. 

"1414 Grand St" ft. Maky Lavender - Kultur

In contrast to his last release "Everchange," a synth-driven trap banger, Slow Hours member Kultur's latest offering takes a step back and features psychedelic production beneath overprocessed verses by rapper Maky Lavender

"SWIM" (ford. Remix) - Mild Minds

Riding off the success of his debut album (The) Evening, young talent ford. twists Mild Minds' "SWIM" into an organic, almost lo-fi vibe. 

"Ghost" ft. Ayelle - Dawncall & Subsets

Ayelle's peaceful vocals shine over Dawncall's and Subsets' crisp production that brings high-tempo energy together with washed-out guitars and synths. 

"i wanna know" - Sham.Poo 

Out via AIA's tastemaker imprint chinchilla, "i wanna know" by Sham.poo gradually builds an intricate beat into to banger driven by guitar chords and short saxophone jams. 

"Won't You" ft. Jacquie Joshua - Wooshay

Wooshay's first release on Your Secret encapsulates an uplifting vibe, having vocal chops and sharp saws go crazy under Jacquie Joshua's stellar vocals. 

"Cantuta" - Floret Loret

For rising talent Floret Loret, "Cantuta" represents his gradual exploration of more experimental styles after producing future bass. It showcases exactly that, exploring different sounds and textures over its two-and-a-half-minute duration. 

"Guap" w/ DILIP - inimicvs

Frequent collaborators DILIP and inimicvs recently teamed up for a beast of an EP, bringing together their complex and hard style for three expertly produced tracks. 

"Like That" (Nude Remix) - Lenny De Luca

French producer NUDE kills his rendition of Lenny De Luca's "Like That," creating a melancholic setting of synths and drum hits. 

"Brute" - capshun

Announcing that he'll be releasing a lot of music throughout the year, rising artist capshun is back with "Brute" - a massive banger driven by clipping kicks, 808s and crazy melodies. 

"Close Your Eyes" - Gojii

Leaving back his old XELARAIN alias, Gojii is back releasing music after a two-year hiatus. His first track, "Close Your Eyes," is a clean, soothing vibe. 

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Swedish House Mafia May Have Teased an Ultra Korea 2019 Performance

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 14:51

First Ultra Europe, now Ultra Korea.

Swedish House Mafia have yet to leave any clues suggesting that they'll return for this year's edition of the flagship Ultra Music Festival, but that's not the case for the event brand's international offshoots. Last week, posters found in Split, Croatia hinted at an Ultra Europe performance, and now similar point to an Ultra Korea billing.

The posters were recently found in Seoul, and now photos of them have circulated online. As with those discovered in Split, they visually match hangings that preceded show announcements in Stockholm, Helsinki and Liverpool. Being that MTV's logo is checkered alternately with the name of the city, it stands to reason that the stunt is intended to tease a Swedish House Mafia Ultra Korea 2019 performance.

Following a five-year hiatus (almost to the day), Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello met up for a Swedish House Reunion performance at last year's edition of Ultra Music Festival in Miami. They later revealed that new music was on the way and began announcing 2019 shows one by one.

A timer on SwedishHouseMafia is currently counting down to 9:00 PM UTC on May 1st, 2019. Owing to the reliability of their recent countdowns, it remains to be seen whether it will coincide with an announcement.

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Electric Zoo Announces 2019 Edition with New Theme

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 13:26

Electric Zoo will return to Randall's Island Park in NYC this summer.

East Coast EDM fans have cause for excitement today. The world-famous NYC festival Electric Zoo has announced its 2019 installment, which will take place at Randall's Island Park from August 30th-September 1st.

In addition, Electric Zoo's organizers have revealed the theme for this year's festivities. Electric Zoo: Evolved, as it's billed, encapsulates the natural progression of the festival's wildlife-oriented branding.

Electric Zoo has taken place annually since 2009, and has expanded from 26,000 attendees to roughly 85,000. Previous editions of the festival have billed such artists as deadmau5, Swedish House Mafia, Nicole Moudaber, Zeds Dead and Seven Lions.

From 2015 on, Electric Zoo featured a more immersive, zoo-themed atmosphere than that it had in previous years. Tomorrowland promoter ID&T coming on as their creative partner likely played no small role in the transformation.

Electric Zoo's organizers have yet to announce any headliners for the 2019 edition. Limited tickets and other information can be found on the event website.

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deadmau5 Uses Hate Speech During PUBG Live Stream

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 11:49

During a Player Unknown Battlegrounds match, deadmau5 used a homophobic slur.

Even when he's off social media, deadmau5 can't seem to keep his foot out of his mouth. During a public Twitch live stream of a PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) group match, the Canadian DJ/producer used language that some have deemed homophobic.

In a clip from the live stream on Twitch user SmaceTRON's channel, deadmau5 (real name Joel Zimmerman) appears to be frustrated over another player "stream sniping" - meaning that they watched his screen to find his location and relay it to their team member. "Is that some fucking cock-sucking stream sniper f**," he says during his outburst.

Zimmerman's longstanding penchant for abrasive humor has taken an especially controversial turn as of late. In October of last year he made remarks considered transphobic by some, only to call a Slushii song "autistic shit" a matter of days later. He subsequently announced a Twitter hiatus, and his account is now overseen by a member of his team.

A spokesperson representing deadmau5 has not responded to EDM.com's request for comment at the time of writing.


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Rapture Electronic Music Festival's Website Gets Taken Offline

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 20:42

The Rapture Electronic Music Festival homepage has been replaced by an "Account Suspended" message.

Rapture Electronic Music Festival has faced its fair share of troubles as of late. Last week the house and techno-focused gathering's cease and desist against Ultra Music Festival was tossed out, and now the hosting for its website appears to have been discontinued.

A visit to RaptureFestivals.com reveals a message with "Account Suspended" written in the header text. "This account has been suspended," reads the body. "Contact your hosting provider for more information."

The most common reason the owner of a website might lose their hosting is nonpayment. In certain circumstances, however, a website can also be reported to the Internet Crime Complaint Center for facilitating some form of illegal activity.

Following the news that Ultra Music Festival had its sights set on Virginia Key after being ousted from Bayfront Park, Rapture's organizers became some of the Miami festival's most outspoken critics. The 2019 edition of their own event was slated to fall on two of the same three days as Ultra, but it later came to light that they had yet to sign contracts to that effect with the city. Rapture's organizers still have until February 13th to amend their complaint.

Rapture Electronic Music Festival has not responded to a request for comment from EDM.com at the time of writing.

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Illenium Premieres Edit of Ekali and 1788-L's Upcoming Track "R U I N"

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 15:52

Can't wait to catch this one at a show!

Illenium (real name Nicholas Miller) debuted an edit of Ekali and 1788-L's upcoming track "R U I N" at a recent show. It was packaged with a section of Miller's tune "Reverie" and the result is an uplifting mashup consistent with the epic nature of his live performances. 

The gentle vocals set the scene before Miller unleashes a frenzy of synth leads and bass upon the crowd. Although the clip shows only a portion of the edit, it's safe to say it will make for a fine addition to his arsenal. 

Illenium has hit the ground running in 2019, with the release of his track "Crashing," appearances at Ever After and the Indy 500 Snake Pit, and more. 

Ekali has been teasing an upcoming collaboration with Skrillex, and has played the aforementioned collaboration at a recent show opening for Rezz.

Although no release date has been revealed, it is reported that the original version of "R U I N" by Ekali and 1788-L will arrive soon.

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Porter Robinson Debuts New Virtual Self Track in Los Angeles Ahead of Grammys

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 14:47

Big news before the Grammys!

Porter Robinson kicked off his Grammy weekend with three Virtual Self shows at Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles. During the first, he debuted a new Virtual Self track titled "God Rays."

Before flaunting his artillery of light and sound, he faded to darkness and displayed the words "GOD RAYS" onscreen. What followed was a cataclysm of pounding bass and synths appropriate for an audiovisual spectacle like Virtual Self.

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Robinson is celebrating his first Grammy Award nomination and seeking his first win for his Virtual Self track, "Ghost Voices." He will take on FISHER, Silk City (Diplo & Mark Ronson), Disclosure, and Above & Beyond at the 61st Grammy Awards tonight at 8:00 PM EST. 

In a recent interview with GQ Japan, Porter Robinson also revealed that he is working on a new project for 2019. It is not yet known whether this is a new Porter Robinson/Virtual Self album or a new side project from the multi-genre producer. 

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Seth Rogan and The Lonely Island Confirm Production of Fyre Festival Parody Film

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 14:33

We'll be in the theater for this one!

If you were to describe the Fyre Festival saga to someone who's never heard of it, they might be inclined to believe that you were describing the plot of another classic Seth Rogen stoner comedy. While speaking with The Daily BeastJorma Taccone of The Lonely Island confirmed that such a film is still in the works.

“I don’t want to divulge all the details but we’re figuring it out right now," said Taccone. "You’ve seen the docs, right? It’s crazy. This is something that Akiva and Seth cooked up, and we’re figuring it all out right now.”

Almost two years ago, when the events of Fyre Festival unfolded, both Rogen and The Lonely Island (a sketch comedy group consisting of Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Taccone) tweeted that they were actually working on a movie with a premise similar to the real-life music festival disaster. The tweets might lead one to believe that the Rogen and Lonely Island-led movie was independent from the Fyre Festival saga, although, the interview seemingly confirms the plot will revolve around Fyre Festival.

This news follows the release of two massively popular documentaries released on Netflix and Hulu which spawned dozens of memes, pizza specials, tales of Blink-182 witchcraft, and even a LARP in Detroit.

Before Saturday Night Live made Andy Samberg a household name, he, Taccone and Schaffer amassed a cult following with comedy sketches uploaded to The Lonely Island's YouTube channel. Following his success, he brought his two collaborators along with him into the spotlight, teaming up with them on films like Hot Rod and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.  

Stay tuned for more information on The Lonely Island's Fyre Festival comedy film. 

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Porter Robinson: "I'm Planning a New Project"

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 13:38

Porter Robinson's got something new on the horizon.

By the looks of things, Porter Robinson may have something bigger than a track or two coming down the pipeline. Somewhere between his Grammy nomination and the two Virtual Self shows coinciding with the awards ceremony, the Chapel Hill, North Carolina DJ/producer also appears to be gearing up for a new creative endeavor.

That's what he told GQ Japan, in any event. The publication tweeted an image of Robinson with an excerpt from his feature in their upcoming March issue to that effect. "Right now, I am making music and enjoying it. I'm not feeling as much pressure as I used to, and am trying to just live as a human while creating," reads a translation of his quote. "I am planning a new project."

Robinson hasn't released a studio-length album since 2014's Worlds, which arguably marked his coming of age as a producer. That being said, he has yet to reveal whether his new project is an album, an EP, or something else altogether.

Porter Robinson also has yet to disclose a time frame for his new project. Following his second Shrine Expo Hall performance tonight, he is slated to perform as Virtual Self at III Points Festival in Miami, Florida on February 15th.

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