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Fyre Festival Trustee Sues Numerous Artists and Influences Involved

Sat, 08/31/2019 - 14:48

The story of Fyre Festival continues to unfold.

The story of Fyre Festival continues to unfold after several high-profile lawsuits have emerged. A trustee involved with the festival is suing multiple artists, influencers, and talent agencies to reclaim some of the money lost in the festival. 

Blink-182Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski, alongside agencies representing Tyga, Pusha T, Skepta and more have all been dealt lawsuits.

Although the details of the lawsuit can be confusing to people who don't study the law, the trustee is seeking to reclaim the fees the artists, labels, and influencers were paid to perform at and promote the festival, because the festival never actually happened and because the money was collected illegally by Billy McFarland.

In a quote obtained by Billboard, a lawyer spoke on the deadline Paradigm is facing. In his own words:

"The Trustee and Paradigm Parties intend to continue to engage in discussions regarding the Potential Claims, but will be unable to complete doing so before the Deadline expires"

He then goes onto say that both sides are looking to settle the suit before it makes it to court. This story is still developing and more details will be revealed in the future. 

H/T: DJ Mag

Kaskade Confirms New Year's Eve Show in New York City

Sat, 08/31/2019 - 13:46

Kaskade confirmed he will be performing at Terminal 5 in New York City this New Year's Eve.

After his special Sunset Set at Electric Zoo this weekend, it was revealed that Kaskade will be performing at Terminal 5 in New York City for New Year's Eve. 

On Instagram, the official account for Electric Zoo announced the performance via a story post. Luckily for those who missed the post, an eagle-eyed fan captured a screenshot and posted it for all to see. 

Despite the announcement coming from the official festival account, some fans were still skeptical. After one fan asked Kaskade (real name Ryan Raddon) if the rumors were true, he confirmed that he would indeed be performing on New Year's Eve in New York City.

Considering how close to Christmas the performance is, it will be interesting to see if any tracks from Raddon's stellar Christmas album make their way into the setlist.

At the time of writing, it is not yet known if this will be a headlining, solo, or festival performance as the event has not been formally announced yet. 

Electric Zoo 2019 kicked off August 30th and will end on September 1st. In addition to Raddon, this year's New York City party featured performances from Diplo, Excision, Dog Blood, and more.

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Mir and Nátturá Team up to Remix Graves' "I'm Fine" ft. EZI

Sat, 08/31/2019 - 13:14

The two artists definitely have a bright future ahead of them.

Up-and-coming producers Mir and Nátturá just joined forces to remix Graves' "I'm Fine" featuring vocal work from singer/songwriter EZI. "I'm Fine" was featured on Graves' latest EP Far From Here, featuring collaborations with the likes of ZEKE BEATS, Hex Cougar, Fytch and more. 

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For their joint remix, Mir and Nátturá decide to take an interesting route, perfectly supporting the vocals with piano chords and an ethereal atmosphere. The drop approaches quickly, showcasing expert production with well-designed saws, impactful drums, and vocal chops, all over hard-hitting bass lines. 

“As with all my music, it was important for me to make this song something that had energy live, but also makes listeners feel something,” Mir discloses about the track. “Graves was one of my first influences when I started producing so it was really inspiring putting my own spin on one of his tracks.” 

Mir (real name Dan Sokolov), who immigrated from Russia to the US at the age of 4, was a singer and guitarist for a rock group before deciding to use his skills to create electronic music and hip-hop under his new alias. Náttúra is an Italian electronic music producer who started producing in 2015 and has spent the past few years developing his signature sound towards melodic trap, bass music, and D&B. 

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CamelPhat Talk Debut Album, Dream Collabs & Signature Sound With Zane Lowe

Sat, 08/31/2019 - 12:48

The Grammy nominated duo talks all things dance music.

CamelPhat (real names Mike Di Scala and Dave Whelan) is one of the hottest duos in dance music right now. From the dark, sultry (and Grammy-nominated) “Cola” to the deep, rolling “Breathe” to the smooth, melodic “Panic Room,” CamelPhat’s releases all have a distinct feel.

The UK duo recently spoke all things music with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1 from their Hï Ibiza residency. Plus, they recorded an exclusive one-hour mix on Beats 1 One Mix, with tunes from Cristoph, Josh Wink, ARTBAT, Adana Twins, and more.

Listen to their One Mix here.

Watch CamelPhat discuss their upcoming debut album, dream collaborations, signature sound, and more below.

For those who prefer reading rather than watching, scroll on for snippets from CamelPhat’s chat with Zane Lowe.

On their residency at Hï Ibiza:

CamelPhat: "I think for us at the moment, we're getting to break a lot of new music and what a perfect place to do it. I just think there's something for everyone. It doesn't matter how old you are. Doesn't matter what music you're into. Even if you're not into music. I think it's got something that offers everybody. "

On how they met:

"Mike was working in a bar midweek. I'd go and see him. I'd be working weekends, whatever, we just started bouncing off each other. Eventually got like some kind of makeshift studio in the city center. as much as we wanted to be international artists, it was more of a local thing. It'd be like, let's make a track that we can play in a bar that holds like 60 people. More home town glory at first. And that's your first step, you want to be big in your city."

On working towards an album:

"I personally feel like we've got to the point now where we're making so many records that I keep connecting and going to a list on various radio stations, and dance floor worldwide. So when they're crossing over like that, it's only a matter of time before you need to bag them all up and put them on one album, you know what I mean? And build a body of work. So for us, that's like our next destination, that's we're into now. That's everything that we're doing now, is towards this album."

On who they want to collaborate with and how many records they have done so far:

"Yeah, it's kind of come to a point at the moment, because it's the summer and we haven't had any time to actually sit down and go "all right, what's next with regard to the future of writing?" Because it's just been nonstop on the roads since May,

Maybe like 25 records. Probably 9 are good enough. Nine solid. But we're just going to keep making them and making them, you know what I mean? There's a million backing tracks that we've done. We have a million more. We are doing another writing camp now, like October time, so there will be some hit list, we'll be reaching to RCA, the label, and we'll be asking can we get with these? Can we make this happen? Are these free? It is a bit more. It feels a bit easier, like from what it was previously. Because it was just hit and hope, whereas now it feels like we can actually identify a target as such and say. "

"Just people I think like Jessie Ware is an interesting one. Hannah from London Grammar. She's like another amazing vocalist we'd love to work with. The xx as well. We're just absolutely obsessed by The xx, every album they've ever done, whether it be Romy or Jamie xx, but that I would love to like get in together and see what we can. There's a few more, like left field, I suppose, vocalists. Even from the '80s and things like that, you know what I mean? People you wouldn't think of anymore."

On how they landed on their sound:

"I think we've always led towards the progressive side of house. Since we've ever started, it's always been. More melodic as well. Personal, it's always been a personal thing. There's never been an avenue to do until "Cola" came along. And "Panic Room", I think it's opened a lot of doors. And now a lot of producers are now like happy and more confident to go with the progressive sound because it was a confidence thing. A lot of people, although they loved it, probably frowned upon it, thinking "I could never get away with that in my set." Or "it's not banging enough." We just went away thinking, you know, that writing camp had paid off because of this one particular record. We didn't have a clue where it was ever going to go. We just knew we had a vibe."

On who they consider a peer that’s making great house music:

"R Boss. Going to collab with them as well which is potentially is an album track."

On who else playing on Hï Ibiza this summer:

"Cristoph. Cristoph's another amazing producer. We've done "Breathe" with him too and he's very talented. We actually made "Breathe" in the Mambo studios. With strawberry daiquiris. That was the case. Strawberry daiquiris and "Breathe" on the other side."

On the remix with Calvin Harris:

"It was hard to do. You don't want to ruin obviously a perfect track that blew up worldwide. Everyone knows that track and knows Calvin Harris because of that track. So you're trying to be respectful when you're doing a remix like that, and I mean - it's just enough - well, we were like, "oh, do we put the synth in?" We put it in. And you know what, you just have to put it in. Well, we've got to go through them motions, you know what I mean? It ends up in there anyway."

On the album coming in March 2020:

It's ranging from 90 BPM to like 140. Well, that's what we wanted to do. We wanted to make a point that we're producers, not just DJs and musicians. And hopefully the music and the album will preview as to what we're capable of, rather than just four to the floor all the time. I think it'll be early next year, March. We're selling out the shows. That's sort of a hype there at the moment. And then, obviously, early next year that'll kick again.

On working with Jake Bugg and wanting to produce Arctic Monkeys:

I think we've developed a patience now with the audience as they're willing to listen. Obviously when you bring Jake Bugg on a record, we got a lot of backchat on the socials, and people hadn't even heard the record. And it was like, we're in the studio with Jake Bugg, and people were like, "What's going on?” And now it's ended up we're actually producing records for Jake's album. We've actually done records for him. They're not for us, they're for him. And again, it's literally in the band record. It was unbelievable. To be fair, I think I've always wanted to be a bit of a rock star, like frontman, and it just hasn't worked out, so I'm living through Jake Bugg. 

Maybe the Arctic Monkeys, something like that would be crazy. Get in with them. A good northern band, like up north with ourselves. Maybe we put a bit more melody, melodic sounds and stuff into the pace and the rhythm that they've got. Becaus their drums are amazing.

On life since “Cola”:

"Yeah, it's been a whirlwind. To be fair, we're actually doing most of it on the road, on the planes, in the hotel rooms. We're all right actually making music on the road. If you actually take the vocal away, ‘Cola’ is a very dark record if you listen to it. That's why we made it because we'd made so much tech house trying to fit in with everyone within the genre of like, and trying to get gigs as well at the same time. I'm wondering, "what do we need to do?" We actually went, 'you know what, let's just start again, rip the textbook up, the manual, whatever. And let's just make something that doesn't sound like anything else out there.'"

On “Panic Room”:

"It started off out as a remix at first. The original track was already done by order, and we got asked to the remix, and then the label loved it and they were like, "do you want to do it as a collab?" And we were like, "Yeah, go us. Right on.” It actually took a lot of pressure off us, because everyone was asking for the next “Cola”, and then obviously when you're going into the studio to make a remix, you're not thinking original music, and it ends up being an original track, so it just took a massive weight off of us and give us a lot of time to then think what was next."

H/T: Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1. 

Note: Interview snippets have been condensed for clarity.

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Moody Good Gets FILTHY With "Walkin Stoopid" on Gud Vibrations

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 18:12

Welcome Moody Good to the Gud Vibrations family with filthy new single "Walkin Stoopid"

Officially inducted into the exclusive Gud Vibrations family (alongside NGHTMRE, SLANDER, Shadient, and more) with his new single "Walkin Stoopid," the UK bass-music veteran and sound-design mastermind Moody Good once again flexes his superb ability to wreak absolute sonic havoc. After creating a fearsome surge of momentum with his previous bass music weapon "Bite Your Lip," Moody Good's game-changing production and explosive, genre-bending sound-design are just a few key elements that earned him and "Walkin Stoopid" a coveted spot on Gud Vibrations.

Piquing interest from the start, Moody Good's aggressive vocal chops burst from the speakers and ramp up the tension exponentially, building to an earth-shattering drop that will have his returning fans reeling. Moody Good continues to demonstrate excellence in his keen ability to meld hip-hop influences with the ground-shaking bass and dubstep sounds that he’s earned his stripes with since day one. Let’s just say, the Moody Good sound is here to stay!

Stream or Download Moody Good's "Walkin Stoopid" today.

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Ecotek Celebrates The End of Summer With a "Sonic Flair"

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 16:29

A Denver dance legend, Ecotek sets off a "Sonic Flair" to celebrate Colorado's gorgeous summer season coming to a close

An instantly recognizable fixture in the Denver dance music scene for well over a decade, Ecotek (real name Kostas Kouremenos) is a transplant from Athens, Greece that chose Colorado as the ideal location to grow his blooming musical career. Widely recognized for his veteran production chops, diverse love of house music, and energetic live DJ sets, Ecotek has performed at nearly all of Denver's biggest dance events and has had long-term residencies at both the world-renowned Beta Nightclub and the iconic Church Nightclub

His latest release, the melodic and laid-back house tune "Sonic Flair," epitomizes the Ecotek sound - memorable, sexy, and sure to put a smile on your face. After performing at the 2019 edition of Global Dance Festival and releasing the gorgeous "Sonic Flair" single through EDM.com & Indie Select's Deep Sounds imprint, Ecotek once again returns to the forefront of Colorado dance music, as a consummate DJ and producer of the highest caliber.

If you've been an Ecotek fan for a while, you'll also be familiar with his #MusicMatters mix series. If you want a taste of the best tracks he's been playing in his sets all summer, be sure to check out the latest edition below!

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Stream or Download Ecotek's "Sonic Flair" today!

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Armin van Buuren Releases "The Best Of Armin Only" - A Three Hour Full Show

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 15:24

The live footage was taken from the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam.

Armin van Buuren describes the origin of "Armin Only" as stemming from his desire to play longer sets and to control the overall mood and atmosphere of the night. He says by doing this, he could be more creative and thus show a more diverse side of himself. The trance icon has now released the epic three-hour show that was 'The Best Of Armin Only' which premiered at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam.

The three-hour performance takes the viewer on a journey through Armin's 20-year career. If you are looking for a trip down memory lane look no further. You can feel the love and connection he has with his fans. It jumps off the screen. From the video description: 

"Two years ago, everything just came together at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam. The artists I’ve worked with, my sweet fans and my wonderful family, friends, and colleagues were all there for a unique show that means the world to me, both personally and as a career milestone. As a thank you for all of your amazing, undying support, I’d like to share with you the amazing journey that was ‘The Best Of Armin Only’."

AVB recently reached a career milestone with his latest single "Stickup". He has officially reached 1,500 releases on his label Armind. Prior to that, the Dutch hero yet again gave back to his fans by releasing his eight-hour set from UNTOLD Festival 2019 for free on YouTube. It became the longest main stage set in the festival's history. Every month he seems to do something to further secure his Trance God status.  

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Rich DietZ Brings the Heat with "Sauce (She Be On It)"

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 15:15

The latest from Rich DietZ is sure to electrify the dancefloor.

The latest Rich DietZ single is heating up the house scene from New York to California. "Sauce (She Be On It)" is an infectious dancefloor banger filled with intricately placed synths on top of an absolutely electrifying bassline.

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Earlier in the month, the duo unleashed their single “Neighborhood (feat. YamDice)”. They seem set to continue on their path of heater after heater as fans can't wait to see what's next.

"Sauce (She Be On It)" by Rich DietZ is out now. Whether you’re in California, Miami, New York, Arizona, Detroit, Chicago, or Denver, or just wishing you were there, you can download or stream the new Sauce here

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Global Music Super-Producer KSHMR Releases The Eclectic "Paradesi EP"

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 15:07

KSHMR makes waves with this massive EP.

KSHMR (real name Niles Hollowell-Dhar) is back with his new four-track Paradesi EP. In a short animated clip shared to his Twitter, he describes the EP as an origin story to the world of KSHMR. As expected, it's a beautifully cinematic, global-influenced production with a more experimental sound then we've heard from him before. 

Two of the four tracks are reimagined versions of previous tracks he's released. The first being "JAMMU," which originally came out back in 2015. The Paradesi edition is slowed down with more emphasis on the guitar work. The second is "Kashmir", which also was released back in 2015. The original is a classic big room mainstage single that was debuted on Tiësto's Club Life, Vol.4 - New York City. The new version has an edgier 2019 feel with a funky bounce to it. The final track is a new song titled Delhi. It brings Dahl back to his big room house sound.

Dhar, the Berkley-native, is coming off the successful release of "Devil Inside Me," a collaboration with KAAZE. He recently launched his Dharma Worldwide website which creates an online space for producers and includes tutorials, sample packs, and other resources to benefit the artists and improve their craft. 

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Say "Hello" To Martin Solveig On Beats 1 One Mix [INTERVIEW]

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 14:51

Between summer residencies at Ibiza and releases with popular artists like Madonna, Solveig toes the line between electronic and pop.

Remember back in 2010 when Martin Solveig’s “Hello” took over the world? And not just the EDM world. The catchy, electric summer anthem caught global attention, blasting through department stores, sporting stadiums, and the ears of mainstream audiences.

The pop-electronic song is signature Solveig. Between summer residencies at electronic hot spot Ibiza and releases with popular artists like Madonna, Solveig tends to toe the line between electronic and pop.

Take a listen to Beats 1’s weekly radio show One Mix this weekend to hear for yourself. Solveig is set for a high energy mix with tracks from Mark Ronson, Fisher, and Camelphat, plus his own collaborations with Jax Jones and David Guetta.

Tune in here, exclusively on Apple Music.
Air Date/Time: Friday, 30th August 2019 - 22:00 LA / 01:00 NY / 06:00 UK

Learn more about Solveig as he shared plenty with us ahead of his One Mix.

EDM.com: First show experience?

Martin Solveig: "Le Palace, Paris."

First time you brought your mom to one of your shows?

"I was about ten years old, I was a soloist at Sainte Croix Neuilly’s Boys Choir."

The artist who inspired you to become a musician? 

"There are so many, very difficult to name only one, well, let’s say Prince."

Go-to places for new music?

"Wandering the internet."

Guilty pleasure record?

"There’s no such thing, as long as there’s pleasure it’s fine with me."

Desert-island dance record?

"'Dreamer' by Four Tet."

Dream B2B partner?

"Laurent Garnier."

Favorite BPM?

"Music is about energy and mood, any BPM can bring that."

Piece of gear you always need on the road?

"Sunglasses."

All-time favorite festival?

"Coachella."

Biggest misconception about dance music?

"I see so many negative comments about how some samples were found or used that I’d say people think electronic music is easily done."

How often do you get out and have fun, and where do you go?

"Not as much as I used to but in general having fun is more about people rather than places."

Industry prediction for the next year?

"I don’t know when and how but I feel the end of the DJ era is near, new formats are going to emerge one way or the other."

Best piece of advice for new producers?

"Please yourself."

Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaborator?

"Right now, Four Tet."

What's your favorite throwback track?

"'Music Sounds Better With You' by Stardust."

What's one track that fans always lose their mind to?

"'Your Mind' by Adam Bayer."

What was the first album you ever bought?

"Prince’s Lovesexy."

What song would you want (god forbid) played at your funeral?

"'Lovelee Dae' by Blaze."

What's the perfect sunset track?

"'The Sun Can’t Compare' by Larry Heard and Mr. White."

What song do you listen to cheer yourself up?

"'Caffeine' by Lolo Zouai."

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Hardwell Unleashes Bigroom Mix Compilation "Revealed Vol. 10"

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 14:42

The massive 51-track compilation personally made for big room house lovers

Even though Hardwell, one of dance music's biggest titans, has decided to take an indefinite break from touring and live performances doesn't mean he has slowed down. The Dutch producer has kept his fans happy by staying steady on the release train. He is now back with the 10th installation of Revealed. Revealed Volume 10 is the 51-track compilation album hand-picked by the legend himself displaying the best in big room house. 

Out of the 51 tracks, seven are original Hardwell singles, two of which are brand new singles. Included in the mix is his latest release "Retrograde," a throwback to the big room sound of yesteryear. The two new tracks are "Drop To The Floor," a track with Richie Loop and "Go To War" with Suyano. The former being a rugged electro-house single, while the latter is more of a progressive house-big room blend. 

Featured artists curated on the playlist include JGUAR, Thomas Gold, Tiësto, Maddix, KSHMR, W&W x Maurice West, MR.BLACK and many more. It's a great example of the growth and transitions that big room house has gone through. The genre is known as the genre of the main stage. Hardwell is holding strong to keep that alive. 

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Dabin's Album "Wild Youth" Receives Massive Remix Treatment

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 14:30

Dabin's early 2019 album has been remixed by the best rising dance music talent.

Nearly six months following the release of Dabin's sophomore album Wild Youth, a full-scale remix album has arrived. Taking on a diverse set of soundscapes, subgenres, and of course, Dabin's signature guitar-driven instrumentation, Wild Youth was a sonic journey in its own right. 

Today that journey continues with the release of Dabin's Wild Youth (The Remixes) LP. The fact that over seventeen producers signed on to put their spin on these records is perhaps its biggest endorsement yet. From the sweeping chords of Fransis Derelle's "Lights" remix to the growling basslines of Ray Volpe's "Altitude", the album as a whole features a diverse palette of rising dubstep producers and more. 

The remix album as a whole skews toward a heavier direction when compared against its source material. Outside of its dubstep focus, producers such as Duumu took things in a different direction with his particularly transformative "Another Day" remix. The 20-year-old French producer shared his approach commenting:

"The original track is at a tempo ideal for house, so when I got the stems I already knew I wanted to make this house/pop fusion track that took influences from the US’s pop scene and the UK’s house scene to make for a really interesting mesh of interlocking styles.”

Listen to the seventeen-track remix album in full here. Dabin's Wild Youth (The Remixes) LP arrives by way of Seeking Blue Records

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JVNA Returns to Proximity with Powerful and Emotive New Single, “Chemicals”

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 14:13

On her 6th original release of 2019, there is no slowing down for this passionate rising star.

Few demonstrate the fiery passion behind their music in the way that the 22-year old, LA-based DJ/producer JVNA has in recent years. This on-the-rise artist has made huge waves in 2019, finding her way onto killer festival lineups, such as the inaugural Metarama Gaming + Music Festival, as well as selling-out shows nationwide. Today, she is back on Proximity with the thrilling new single, “Chemicals.”

Known for bringing her enchanting vocals to melodic future bass tracks, JVNA takes a more aggressive approach with “Chemicals,” making for an amped-up, mainstage-ready track. The song packs a punch any bass lover can appreciate, while still embracing her smooth and euphoric vocals. 

A true all-encompassing visionary, JVNA has been garnering the attention of the masses through all social and creative outlets. Her YouTube channel includes an array of videos of her breaking down her songs, as well as official music videos, live sets, and mashups of any genre you could imagine. Take a quick look at her channel and you'll find a mix of K-pop, rap, melodic bass, psytrance, hardstyle, and more. Her fearlessness in expressing her passions and creative explorations is boundless and has played a major role in her success, earning her channel over 130,000 subscribers and over 5.7 million views.

JVNA has also gained massive influence on her Twitch channel. Amidst the chaos of her tour schedule, music releases, and creating content for her YouTube channel, she also streams twice weekly on the popular live-streaming platform. Fans can find live streams of her DJing, browsing new music to add to sets, and reviewing tracks sent in by listeners. Most recently, she even brought on DJ/producer QUIX to do a B2B with her.

JVNA’s grit and impassioned approach to sharing music with the world has been paying off in recent years. Following the release of her early 2019 single on Proximity, “Catch Me,” JVNA announced her debut nationwide Catch Me Tour. The second phase of her tour was announced last month and added 11 new US dates. Fans can catch her live in cities including Las Vegas, New York City, Chicago, and more. For all ticketing and tour information, visit here

Stream or download JVNA's "Chemicals" out now on Proximity. 

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Zanski Delivers Smooth Funk in New Chilled-Out Single, “Younger You (feat. Emilia Ali)"

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 14:05

Zanski's electronic-laced new R&B track is out now via CloudKid.

Canadian producer Zanski (real name Tom Probizanski) has partnered with the Boston-based singer and songwriter Emilia Ali for the chill-inducing single, “Younger You.”

Known for his smooth grooves, “Younger You” is no exception to Zanski’s laid-back R&B style. Aided by the rich vocals of Emilia Ali, “Younger You” is packed with beautifully layered harmonies, a slow funk hook, and seriously emotive delivery. Following the release of his last single, “Smoke In My Lungs,” which told the story of anxiety rising to a tipping point before it blows up, Zanski continues to delve into sensitive topics such as mental health, ego, and self with this inquisitive new release.

“This song is about cycles, namely the cycles we go through as human beings, and how we tolerate them and work around them,” he said. “From my perspective, it's about stepping outside of your own cycles and re-evaluating why you're where you are, and if you're really okay with your proposed trajectory.”

He continued, “Lines like ‘thinkin’ ‘bout sleeping on the couch while they're off in their own minds’ is a concrete example, that, although somewhat literal, personally evokes some sort of mental removal from everyday scenes. It ties in a lot to mental health and connectivity to exterior unknowns.”

Writing music with heavy themes has been a consistent approach Zanski has followed since starting his project in 2017. Undeniably making 2017 his breakout year, the Toronto-based producer came on to the scene with his debut EP Collapse. Only months later, in the fall of that year, Zanski released his first album, Movies at the End of Youth. The 12-track LP highlights his serene sound, and successful releases have been following suit since.

With a goal in mind of creating music with emotional substance, Zanski’s influences follow the likes of Jai Paul and James Blake. Outside of the musical realm, his sound has also been inspired by famous authors and filmmakers such as Jeff Vandermeer, David Lynch, and co-founder of Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki. With each track, Zanski delves deeper into the most misunderstood parts of our psyches and creates songs rich in both sound and meaning.

Stream or download Zanski's "Younger You" featuring Emilia Ali out now on CloudKid. 

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Illenium's "Ascend" Rises to No. 1 on Top Dance & Electronic Chart

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 13:59

By all metrics, Illenium's Ascend is proving his biggest album yet.

Billboard reports that Illenium's Ascend has topped the Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Illenium's third studio project, released two weeks ago, is the producer's first to achieve No. 1 status on the chart. On the Billboard 200 chart, Illenium has also achieved another career-high as Ascend sits currently at No. 14. 

Illenium has moved incrementally towards achieving these top honors with his previous two albums. His debut, Ashes, peaked at No.6 on the Dance/Electronic chart followed up by Awake which peaked at No.3 the following year. 

Early into his most recent album cycle, it became clear Ascend would go on to become his biggest project yet. Two weeks following the album's release, that's proven to be true. The album's singles including "Good Things Fall Apart" with Jon Bellion and "Takeaway" alongside The Chainsmokers are two of Illenium's biggest songs to date. Following Ascend's release, Illenium's collaboration with X Ambassadors "In Your Arms" is also rapidly breaking into the forefront. 

It's all upside for Illenium as he takes Ascend on the road. The tour is already in high demand, perhaps best evidenced by what will be three sold-out shows in a row at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. For Ascend Tour tickets and more, visit Illenium's website.

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Two Friends Remix Blink 182's Greatest Hit "All The Small Things"

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 13:48

Two Friends put their own spin on Blink-182's pop punk classic.

Two Friends are outfitting Blink-182's 1999 hit single "All The Small Things" for the club setting. Two Friends (real names Eli Sones and Matt Halper) have never been afraid to put their spin on the classics, and with "All The Small Things" turning 20 this year, the duo felt the pop punk original was prime for an update.

The "Just A Kid" producers have remixed a variety of rock songs throughout their career including Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Otherside" and The Killers' "Mr. Brightside."  Three years ago, the duo remixed another one of Blink-182's greatest hits, "I Miss You." In remixing "All The Small Things," Two Friends have infused yet another pop punk singalong with their energizing progressive house flare. 

Originally released on Blink-182's Enema of The State, in 1999,  "All The Small Things" went on to become Blink-182's biggest hit. The idea of taking on such a nostalgic record would be enough to give many producers pause, but Two Friends have made their name in releasing transformative remixes and this one is no different. Fans should expect to hear this during Two Friends' adventures on the road for the foreseeable future as they prepare to take on one of their biggest shows of the year at Red Rocks Amphitheatre alongside Big Gigantic next month. 

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Alan Walker, K-391, Tungevaag, and Mangoo Form an Unstoppable Team for "Play" on Liquid State

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 13:00

Mangoo's 'Eurodancer' gets an impeccable revamp from Alan Walker, K-391, and Tungevaag.

After nearly 20 years since it's original release, Mangoo's "Eurodancer" gets a stunning, modern refresh from three of Norway's biggest electronic music stars: Alan Walker, K-391, and Tungevaag. "Play" is available now on Liquid State.

The original track has the perfect blend of melodic elements for melodic maestros Alan Walker and K-391 to assemble an equally as jaw-dropping refresh. This new rendition is slowed down to fit Walker's iconic "Faded" style and to allow the melodies truly become embedded into the listener's mind. K-391's production principles are highlighted in the percussion elements. They're heavy, punchy, and tight. This dynamism throughout packs a powerful punch for this impeccable trio. It's euphoric from start to finish. 

A remix competition will be launched a few days after "Play" is released. This campaign will be used for Alan Walker, K-391, and Tungevaag to find the next wave of producers to work with. 

Artists and producers will share their version/demo via YouTube. They will use the hashtag #PRESSPLAY, and Alan Walker, K-391, and Tungevaag will each pick their favorite version. All three producers will pick a winner, who will have their remixes officially released in collaboration with the respective artist.

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MUST DIE!'s "MISERY SYSTEM" Invokes the Opposite Emotion with Mind-Melting Sound Design

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 12:42

MUST DIE! comes in out of left field with a build-up with trap sounds and percussion that unleashed into a drop that could knock anyone flatter than a warm beer.

MUST DIE!'s on a roll this year. Having released a sinister, chaotic track dubbed "Chaos" back in May, the dubstep producer loads the fiery bass cannon once again for "MISERY SYSTEM." 

This relentless track is the producer's third of the year. The mind-melting track opens with a chorus-y and slightly detuned sawtooth note that parses around your head like a honey bee. MUST DIE! comes in out of left field with a build-up of trap sounds and percussion that unleash into a drop that could knock anyone flatter than a warm beer. The energetic vocals come through asking if you're ready which, if you're not, then you'll be hit like a punch from a boxer. The drop's screaming synths and hellish squelches pierce through like a hypodermic needle. 

MUST DIE!'s cover art recently is a bit on the dark, anime side. His previous covers were more hypnotic and futuristic, and his production style is very congruent as well. His previous releases from this year, "Chaos" and "Epiphany Rush," released on Never Say Die Records, all include similar sounds. Warping arpeggiating sawtooths, screeching synths in the drops, and quick build-ups run chaotically throughout each track. 

"MISERY SYSTEM" drives MUST DIE!'s bass post further into the ground and bass scene. As you watch and listen, kick back and allow for MUST DIE! to continue melting your brain with his unabating productions. 

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Excision, Seven Lions, Wooli, and Dylan Matthew Release Massive Collab "Another Me"

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 12:03

The highly anticipated collab is finally here.

Excision (real name Jeff Abel), Seven Lions (real name Jeff Montalvo), Wooli (real name Adam Puleo), and Dylan Matthew have formed a dance music super-team for their latest single "Another Me" out now via Ophelia Records.

Filled with crushing bass, high-octane drums, passionate lyrics, and glimmering synths, "Another Me" is everything fans of each artist could want and more. Dylan Matthew's lyrics created a slow-moving build-up, dropping into emotion-provoking synths that Montalvo and Puleo are certainly familiar with. The drop, however, suddenly transforms into an incredibly menacing moment that's commonly found in both Abel and Puelo's tunes. Reminding fans that they're one of a kind and they deserve the absolute best, "Another Me" is set to become a favorite in the bass music scene.

This marks the second time Montalvo and Puleo have teamed up, as they released "Island" with Trivecta and Nevve earlier this year. "Another Me" is the first collab between bass music dons Montalvo and Abel, however, and we're hoping it isn't the last. If you're looking for more massive collaborations, Abel and Puleo have announced a joint EP that will be dropping soon.  

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X&G Serves Jungle and House Vibes in Latest Single “Meta (Part 1)”

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 21:10

Following up their most recent collaboration with DogBlood, the duo brings “warehouse-rave” type energy in their groovy new track.

X&G is the latest act to hit the “must-listen” radar in the electronic scene. Following their recent collaboration with Skrillex and Boys Noize (also known as Dog Blood), as well as josh pan on “4 MIND,” the Salt Lake City-based duo has released their new amped-up single, “META (Part 1).”

Comprised of Christian Williams and Aaron Spasiano, X&G has been garnering the attention of the masses with their unique drums and melodies. Blending together aspects of Jungle and House music, the distinct and eccentric combination has become the signature sound of this duo. With an unforgettable rhythm and moving vocal chops, “META” shows off their eclectic energy, packing major warehouse and festival vibes. 

The two have been incorporating this style into their work since 2016 with their breakout album, Anomalies. They first garnered widespread attention with the release of their hit collaboration “The Zoo,” alongside Medasin and josh pan. The track found its way to mainstages across the globe, and since then, the duo has built a discography that never fails to impress. Their latest bodies of work on OWSLA include collaborative tracks “Platinum” and “Nowhere” with josh pan. 

“This means a lot to us,” they wrote to a fan on Twitter. “When we formed X&G, we used it as a vehicle for releasing frustration [and] anger. Translating those feelings into music is what lead to the birth of our first album ‘Anomalies.’”

The duo is set to make appearances at HARD Day of The Dead in a b2b with josh pan, as well as performing at EDC Orlando. For ticketing and tour information, visit here

Stream or download X&G's new single "Meta" today. 

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