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Future Joy and OFFTAMBER Unleash  Saxophone-Filled Future Bass Anthem "Feels Right"

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 13:08

For their first future bass release, Future Joy teamed up with their good friend OFFTAMBER for another brass-filled anthem.

For their first future bass release, the vocal EDM duo Future Joy teamed up with OFFTAMBER to deliver the soulful anthem "Feels Right." With just the right mix of vocals, bass and saxophone, the budding trio whipped up an infectious single that turns heads and moves feet. 

A dramatic introduction filled with brass gives way to energizing vocals, preparing the listener for the eruption of bass that will soon occur. When that point arrives, every dance floor exposed to the anthem will be treated to an engaging synth melody, empowering vocals, and epic bass drop that just "Feels Right."

Already a hit on Australian radio, "Feels Right" represents new beginnings for Future Joy (real names Zach Simms and Emily Cooper) and OFFTAMBER (real name Devon McDade). Future Joy was originally Simms' solo project until Cooper joined the mix. Coincidentally, Cooper's first live show with Simms was actually where the duo first met the Icon Collective grad, McDade. 

Simms describes the track as a symbol of his friendship with Cooper and McDade. "It’s become a very cheesy joke between the three of us, but I see it as a symbol of our blooming friendship with Devon, and my new partnership with Emily as we’ve been exploring these new relationships on the road," he said in a statement.

"Feels Right" by OFFTAMBER and Future Joy is out now. You can download or stream the trio's new single here

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CONTEST: See Meow Wolf's Dark Palace Lineup and Enter to Win Tickets

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 11:44

Space Jesus, Malaa, G Jones, and more are set to take the stage at legendary art collective.

EDM.com has teamed up with the mind-blowing art collective Meow Wolf to give you a chance to win a pair of tickets to their second Dark Palace in Denver, Colorado. The three-day event will feature an all-star cast of performers, predominately on the bass music end of the dance music spectrum.

Headliners Space Jesus, Malaa and G Jones are prepared to illuminate the palace with their sound while Deathpact, Eprom, Dr. Fresch, Mr. Carmack and more round out the absolutely stacked lineup. Accompanying them are an impressive cast of local and regional talent. 

If you're unfamiliar with Meow Wolf, they are the hosts of some of the most immersive art installations in the world. With larger-than-life exhibits featuring breathtaking displays, people travel from all over the world to enter the alternate universes they've created. While the artists who will build the Dark Palace installations will not be revealed until March, we can confirm that many will be Denver locals.

Head of Events Max Beck-Keller shared the team's excitement behind the second iteration of their bass-filled event. In his own words:  

"The first Dark Palace was such a treat for everyone who was involved - the DJs, the performers, the collaborating installation artists, and our team - we thought that we had to do it again. We’ve learned so much after doing the first Dark Palace that we can’t wait to return in April to create an even deeper and more playful experience. We have tricks in store."

All you need to do is follow the steps below to be eligible for a chance to win a pair of two (2) tickets to Dark Palace. The winner will be selected on Friday, March 20th.

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The second Dark Palace takes place April 9th-11th at Meow Wolf in Denver, Colorado. For more information on the event, visit their website below. Tickets are on sale now. To secure your spot at the Dark Palace, you can head over to the event's ticketing page here.

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Galantis Release Big Room Track, "Steel," from Upcoming Album, Church

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 21:28

Galantis' new effort is due out at the end of the week.

One of EDM's favorite duos have offered fans a taste of what's to come this Friday, February 7th, 2020. Ahead of their third studio-length album, Church, Galantis have shared a festival-ready big room single titled "Steel."

Gentle piano chords and a crisp female vocal set the tone for "Steel" before synths and kick drums find their way into the arrangement. For the drop, the Swedish producers have delivered a lead melody that makes the song sound like little else on the market in this style.

Following the success of singles like "You" and "Runaway (U & I)," Galantis (real names Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklöw) became a staple throughout the worldwide festival circuit. A week after the release of their upcoming album, the duo will embark upon the Church of Galantis Tour, which begins with a February 14th show in Brooklyn, New York and ends with a Morrison, Colorado gig on April 24th.

No tracklist has been revealed for Church at the time of writing.

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MEMBA Return to ODESZA's Foreign Family Collective with "Meet Freedom" ft. Levus Alone

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 18:29

MEMBA have returned with a brand new single to close out the first month of 2020. Signed to ODESZA’s thriving Foreign Family Collective, the producer duo have seen an eventful 2019, especially with the release of their audiovisual project SAGA-II. Now they've unleash “Meet Freedom,” a song embodying the vibrations of being free.

When it comes to their sound, they describe it as “world influenced and unexpected. We don’t like doing the same thing twice, it’s all about combing things in a way that hasn’t been done.”

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The two like to keep their fans on their toes. The song features their U.K.-based friend, Levus Alone. “We’ve been writing with him for a long time,” they explained in a joint statement. “We recorded these vocals about four years ago while he worked at a Bingo in Leeds. The instrumental came together a lot later. We don’t know what he’s up to these days. He’s been hard to reach, but he’s one of the most talented people we’ve worked with and he really does like to be left alone."

MEMBA have performed at festivals like Arise Music Festival, Resonance Music & Arts Festival, Coachella and Ultra Music Festival. Fans can expect a series of North American tour dates kicking off in the spring.

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mau5heads Over the Years: A Look Back on Our Favorite Designs

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 16:43

Remembering some of Deadmau5' most notable helmet designs.

deadmau5 (real name Joel Zimmerman) is a master of branding within the dance music space. It's no secret that the "Strobe" producer is personally responsible for bringing millions of new dance music fans into the fold - due in part to the attention-grabbing potential of his iconic helmets. Otherwise referred to as "mau5heads," the staple of Zimmerman's brand has shifted along with the producer over the years, taking various different forms. 

A tech geek at heart, Zimmerman hasn't hesitated to switch things up with the performance prop, and that experimental spirit has yielded quite a number of mau5head variations over his career thus far. Read on for a look back at some of the most memorable mau5heads thoughout Zimmerman's career.

Original mau5head

Before we get into the various forms of the mau5head, it's worth pointing out its original form. The Canadian producer first performed with the head during a set in Nova Scotia in 2008. An inner plastic framework covered with fabric and a see-through mesh mouth was all it took. While Zimmerman doesn't typically dress in suits for shows these days as pictured above, the mau5head has only evolved to become more fanciful in the functional advancements and designs made since. 

LED mau5head

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the LED mau5head is almost undoubtedly the most advanced form of the helmet - though it has had numerous different versions and tweaks. The LED mau5head first appeared in 2010 and quickly became a central part of the show. Fans know what a good light show does to augment a production, and Zimmerman seized the opportunity to make the mau5head itself part of the light show. Central to Zimmerman's sight was a small camera that would project an image to him from the outside. Evidently, the first version of the LED mau5head demanded a lot from a performance standpoint. It was heavy, heated the inside of the helmet, and made visibility of the outside particularly difficult. 

Cheese Mau5head 

The iconic cheese-themed mau5head came about from a contest won by Lance Thackeray. The simple yet clever entry to the "Design The Next Mau5head" competition won Zimmerman's praise and landed Thackeray the chance to meet him in 2011. Thackeray's design won out of nearly 2,000 submissions to the contest. Zimmerman went on to render Thackeray's 2D design into a 3D reality with the help of his engineering team before going on to wear the cheese-themed helmet on the Meowingtons Hax Tour that year. 

Chrome Mau5head

Leading up to the release of his album titled >album title goes here<, Zimmerman began donning an all-chrome mau5head. This version of the head was featured on the album's cover art. deadmau5 tapped into his cyberpunk roots during this era of the mau5head, and we suspect the chrome shine never ceased to turn heads.

Hellraiser Mau5head

Despite always being in costume, Zimmerman doesn't let an opportunity to spice up the mau5head go to waste. For his run of Halloween shows in 2012, he debuted a special Pinhead-themed mau5head as tribute to the infamous horror movie franchise, Hellraiser

Gold-Plated Mau5head

In 2013, Zimmerman had a brief stint with a gold-plated mau5head. The ritzy design has probably earned this version of the head the title of most luxurious, but the bling had some unintended consequences. Gold is a heavy metal which ended up significantly weighing down the head, mounting further pressure on Zimmerman's neck. Since the head didn't offer added functionality, this blinged-out version didn't have a particularly lengthy tenure.

Gamer Mau5head

Zimmerman has never concealed his love for gaming; he's even participated in professional gaming competitions in recent years. He hasn't been shy about integrating gaming elements into his brand, either, and this instantiation of the mau5head perfectly encapsulated that. Featuring old school arcade themes, Zimmerman's colorful gamer mau5head let fans know early on he had an appreciation for gaming culture.  

Gumball 3000 Mau5head

In 2014 Zimmerman participated in the 3,000 mile long celebrity motor rally Gumball 3000. During this era he was tough to miss as he took his Ferrari 458 Italia, affectionately referred to as the "Purrari" at the time, on the international trip. The car was custom wrapped in a baby-blue Nyan Cat-themed wrap. Zimmerman certainly didn't hide his love for Nyan Cat at the time and opted to make a custom mau5head to match featuring the animation with a Gumball 3000 logo on the forehead. 

Robotic Red Mau5head

In recent years specialty mau5heads have gone on to make notable cameos of their own in Zimmerman's music videos. In fact, the beefed up robotic mau5head featured in Deadmau5's "Let Go" music video plays a prominent role. The track featuring Grabbitz was one of the most notable entries of Zimmerman's album W:/2016ALBUM/. The music video was a walkthrough of his upgraded cube stage production and the specialty mau5head. 

PUBG Mau5head

With X-box insignia eyes and frying pan ears, Zimmerman's Playerunknown's Battlegrounds-themed head is one of the producer's most unique helmet concepts to date. In 2018, the popular video game teamed up with Zimmerman for a special Twitch Prime co-sponsored event during which this post-apocalyptic version of the mau5head made its debut. 

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Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, and J Balvin Drop Steve Aoki Remix of "Mi Gente" at Super Bowl Halftime Show

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 15:06

EDM fans were treated to a Steve Aoki remix at halftime of The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers matchup.

During the star-studded Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show, headliners Shakira and Jennifer Lopez brought out J Balvin for a performance of his track with Willy William, "Mi Gente." Attentive dance music fans might have caught that rather than the original, the Steve Aoki remix of the song was used in the performance.

The EDM superstar confirmed as much on Twitter, sharing a clip of his remix being performed at the biggest sporting event in America. He went on to express his gratitude to the performers for including his music. In the short clip, you can hear J Balvin and Lopez sing a portion of the track before an energetic EDM breakdown. 

The duo performed a variety of songs from both of their expansive libraries as well as some high-profile covers. In addition to J Balvin, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez performed alongside Bad Bunny and Lopez' daughter, Emme. 

"Mi Gente" (Steve Aoki Remix) by J Balvin and Willy William was released on October 20th, 2017. You can stream the remix via J Balvin's SoundCloud here.

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Diplo Releases Music Video for "Heartless" Remix with Julia Michaels and Morgan Wallen

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 13:41

Diplo and Morgan Wallen joined forces with Julia Michaels for a new rendition of their Platinum-certified track, "Heartless."

Last summer, Diplo debuted his country-inspired Thomas Wesley side project and went on to release "Heartless" featuring Morgan Wallen. The track recently went certified Platinum, and in honor of its success the duo released a remix featuring Julia Michaels. Accompanying the new release is a music video featuring the two vocalists and some sneaky Diplo (real name Thomas Wesley Pentz) cameos.

The new version sees Michaels join Wallen for a cooperative rendition of the original tune. This is also on display in the music video, which shows the duo act out a story of heartbreak in line with the lyrics.

As usual, Pentz has been very busy as of late. He just recently performed at both Shaquille O'Neal and Rob Gronkowski's Super Bowl weekend festivities in Miami, Florida, as well as a 10-hour B2B with Carnage at Club Space. In addition to the shows, he joined Lil Nas XBilly Ray CyrusBTS, and Mason Ramsey onstage at the GRAMMY Awards for a massive performance of "Old Town Road."

"Heartless" featuring Morgan Wallen and Julia Michaels by Diplo is out now. You can download or stream the single here.

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LA Riots has Sold All His Things to Live in a Soundproofed Van

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 13:32

In all seriousness, he's making the van life look good.

Anyone who's dreamed of doing away with their day-to-day routine to live on the road can now live vicariously through LA Riots. The Los Angeles DJ/producer has consolidated his personal effects to fit into a soundproofed van with him and his dog.

"You ever just get the urge to sell everything you own, buy a van, build it out with your own two hands and live your best life traveling with your pup and making music wherever you go?" reads an Instagram post by LA Riots (real name Daniel Linton). "Well I did that.. I insulated this thing with Havelock Wool and couldn’t be happier with how well it deadened the sound."

Linton formerly partnered with John O'Brien on the LA Riots project. The two adopted the moniker in 2007 on the 15th anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. They saw success at the intersection of indie music and techno/house that characterized the pre-EDM boom blog house era alongside the likes of Justice and MSTRKRFT.

Fans interested in a more behind-the-scenes look at Linton's life on the road can follow him via his personal Instagram account.

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ZHU Announces His "Most Captivating Project" at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 12:37

ZHU announced the follow-up to Ringos Desert during his performance at Winter on the Rocks.

During his headline performance during Winter on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, ZHU announced his next album. It's been reported that he displayed a message during his performance revealing that his "most captivating project" is coming this year. 

For those not in attendance, the mysterious artist shared a photo of the on-screen announcement with a caption clarifying that the project is indeed an album. 

The upcoming effort will be the follow-up to his 2018 sophomore album, Ringos Desert. Perhaps due to the recording process he's been rather quiet as of late, so fans are beyond excited for the latest announcement. In the fall, he uploaded his back-to-back set with Tchami from last year's HARD Summer for those who want to relive their genre-defying performance.

A few weeks before that, he released a music video for his track with partywithray, "Came For The Low," which featured a cameo from presidential candidate Andrew Yang.

At the time of writing, there is no word on the title or concrete release date for ZHU's third album, but we do know that it's slated for release sometime this year. 

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Tiësto Backs the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV with Beastie Boys Remix Video

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 14:54

While the EDM superstar is a Denver Broncos fan, he chose to endorse The Kansas City Chiefs for the big game.

To the disappointment of football fans in San Francisco, Tiësto endorsed The Kansas City Chiefs for Super Bowl LIV tonight. The EDM superstar shared a video of the Chiefs' tight end Travis Kelce quoting the Beastie Boys' classic track “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)" with various visual effects and dance music beats throughout.

While he professed that he is actually a Denver Broncos fan, he will be pulling for the Chiefs because he always supports a person who fights for their right to party. 

Just last week, Tiësto (real name Tijs Verwest) released his collaboration with 7 Skies, "My Frequency." He also made waves before the new year with the release of his emotional track "Blue" featuring Stevie Appleton.

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers will battle at Super Bowl LIV tonight. The game will be broadcasted on FOX and will start at 6:30 PM EST. On the music side, this year Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will provide the halftime entertainment at America's biggest sporting event.

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Shaq Honors the Late Kobe Bryant at His Fun House Event in Miami

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 13:54

Pitbull, Diplo, Tiësto and more also performed at the NBA legend's annual Shaq's Fun House event.

On Friday, Shaquille O'Neal hosted another year of his annual Shaq's Fun House event in Miami. In honor of the tragic passing of his former teammate Kobe Bryant, O'Neal and the performers at this year's event took time to pay homage to the late NBA superstar and the others lost in the crash. 

TMZ captured footage of Pitbull speaking to the crowd after his performance. In the video, you can hear him honor Bryant then break into a motivational speech before wishing attendees a good night. 

With the tragedy that took the life of Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and eight others, many wondered if the NBA legend's event would go on. After sharing an emotional statement days before the event, O'Neal announced that the event is still on and that all of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the victim's families and the Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation

Shaq's Fun House took place on Friday, January 31st at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center in Miami, Florida. In addition to those previously mentioned, CarnageTiësto, Diplo, and more performed at the circus-themed event.

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Excision Debuts Massive Stage, The Evolution, at The Thunderdome

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 13:13

Excision unveiled the follow-up to The Paradox at his curated Tacoma Dome event, The Thunderdome.

After announcing the follow-up to his signature stage production, The Paradox, back in November, Excision has finally debuted his newest mind-melting display. Dubbed The Evolution, the giant, X-shaped stage displays stunningly clear visuals while lights behind and on the side give it a three-dimensional and near omnipresent look. While that in and of itself is impressive, Excision (real name Jeff Abel) took things a step further and added literally dozens of laser machines, creating what looked to be a scene from a sci-fi epic.   

Many attendees captured footage of The Evolution's debut at the 2020 edition of The Thunderdome and shared it online.

This stage represents the next chapter in Abel's trailblazing career. A few weeks ago, he announced the dates for both of his upcoming bass music celebrations, Bass Canyon and Lost Lands, held at The Gorge in Washington and Legend Valley in Ohio, respectively.

This year's iteration of Excision's curated event, The Thunderdome, took place on January 31st-February 1st at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. In addition to Abel, Liquid Stranger, 12th Planet, Wooli, and more threw down to thousands of bass music fans.

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Mel Ody Enlists Like Lions for Impactful Cut, “Oizys”

Sat, 02/01/2020 - 17:23

The rising producer couldn’t have started 2020 in a better way.

Greek producer Mel Ody has kicked off the year in a strong fashion, teaming up with singer/songwriter Like Lions for an emotional offering titled “Oizys.” It marks his first release of the year and is out via Lacuna, a label that has strived to put on quality music and support up-and-coming artists for the past couple of years.

In comparison to most of Mel Ody’s releases, “Oizys” is noticeably more mature, presenting a darker and more impactful tone. Starting off, washed-out piano chords are heard before Like Lions’ impressive vocals are introduced over distant drum hits. The Seattle-based artist sings about Oizys, the ancient Greek goddess of misery and depression. As the instrumental reaches the climax, listeners are introduced to a cataclasm of brass stabs, synth chords, and hard drums.

“I’ve always had a fascination with Greek mythology, and I think the stories behind some of the gods and goddesses still hold a lot of relevance today in terms of human nature and the human condition,” explains Like Lions. “While loneliness is technically just a feeling and not a tangible thing, sometimes it can feel so personified, like it’s this presence everywhere you go. Writing 'Oizys,' I wanted to paint a picture of this goddess of loneliness and anxiety sort of refusing to leave your life, and the fight to regain your freedom from depression or anxiety and loneliness.”

Mel Ody (real name Odyssefs Molfesis) started his career early, DJing in major clubs in his home city of Athens, Greece before entering the summer clubbing scene in party island Ios. He became a household name there within a couple of years, and in 2019 he independently released 10 singles that collectively amassed over 450,000 plays on Spotify.

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Study Shows a Portion of Clubgoers are Unwittingly Exposed to Ketamine

Sat, 02/01/2020 - 17:14

Ketamine use is generally going significantly underreported, suggesting exposure is coming from adulterated drug use.

In a new study conducted by the Journal of General Internal Medicine scientists surveyed New York clubgoers on their drug habits and found use of ketamine was significantly underreported compared to what drug tests showed. In fact, drug analysis among the participants showed the drug's prevalence was nearly three times higher than suggested based on self-reports. 

Scientists acknowledge that survey research on drug use is inherently complicated as participants may not want to admit to actually using drugs. In this study, however, participants were generally forthcoming about their use of cocaine and MDMA already, and from that standpoint there doesn't appear to be a reason not to disclose ketamine use as well. 

Further inquiry found underreported ketamine use was more statistically associated with testing positive for other drugs such as MDMA. "We believe that a lot of underreported use may be due to partiers being unwittingly exposed," said lead author Joseph Palamar. "This can happen if ketamine is present in drugs purported to be ecstasy or cocaine."

An expert in drug use at the U.K.'s University of York, Ian Hamilton weighed in on the study in a statement to Newsweek. To Hamilton there is a clear takeaway from the research.  He stated, "The drugs people think they are taking are either contaminated or don't have the psychoactive ingredients they think they have; this matters as people can react differently to drugs and may combine drugs based on what they think they are consuming rather than what they are actually using."

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Kayzo and Lil Texas Rewrite the Playbook with New Single, "Rules of the Game"

Sat, 02/01/2020 - 12:33

Kayzo says it's "the fastest two and a half minutes of your life."

Two masters of their craft, Kayzo and Lil Texas, have teamed up on a jam-packed single with twists from start to finish. Upon release, Kayzo proceeded to call their collaborative effort titled "Rules Of The Game" the "fastest two and a half minutes of your life."

That description is hardly an exaggeration. Coupled with the fact that "Rules Of The Game" is a high-energy rollercoaster speeding from hard dance to breakbeat without warning, the two managed to condense a slew of standalone ideas into a single track.

Stylistically, the single is Kayzo and Lil Texas in their element. The two producers have both been highly effective at riling up their audiences into a frenzy at shows, and both are frequently pushing the energy to the limit on their studio releases. Overall, "Rules Of The Game" sees Kayzo and Lil Texas rising to the challenge of making an acute impact through a playbook that is uniquely their own. 

Kayzo and Lil Texas' "Rules Of The Game" arrives by way of Kayzo's own Welcome Records.

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Hardwell Recaps His Best Songs to Date in New Album, The Story Of Hardwell

Sat, 02/01/2020 - 12:28

Hardwell has taken listeners on a trip down memory lane.

Hardwell (real name Robbert van de Corput) is recapping his personal story thus far with a "best of" album. Tiled The Story Of Hardwell, it has afforded the Dutch producer the opportunity to reflect and thank fans for their support. 

van de Corput's compilation will feature his most notable songs to date. From his breakout instrumental "Spaceman" to mainstream radio hits such as "Dare You" with Matthew Koma, and everything in between, The Story Of Hardwell is a reminder of his impact on dance music at large.

In addition to the usual streaming channels, the album will be made available in a variety of physical forms. It will be sold as a 25-track double CD set as well as a 12-track vinyl record set.  

This period of reflection for van de Corput began some time ago. The narrative first began to emerge after he announced he would be stepping back from touring effective October 2018. He has maintained the ongoing hiatus will ultimately be temporary although there has been no clear indication as of yet as to when the producer will ultimately return to playing shows. 

With The Story Of Hardwell now in full view, however, it may not be long before van de Corput opens the door to his next chapter ahead. 

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Airmow and Ethan Uno Deliver Midtempo Masterpiece "Nobody Knows"

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 23:31

In this cinematic synth-pop hybrid on CloudKid, Airmow has broken new ground.

Inspired by artists such as The Weeknd, Justice and Daft Punk, rising producer Airmow has blessed us with a cinematic synth-pop hybrid the likes of which we’ve never heard before. Flexing his signature, organic sound alongside the incredible vocal stylings of Ethan Uno, Airmow delivers an unforgettable dance floor hit that thrusts listeners joyfully into the new decade.

“The bassline was created with a lot of organic synth sounds that I recorded and designed myself," Airmow said. "For example, I created one of the ‘crunchy’ sounds using my mouth. This type of creativity in the studio is exactly what gives such a distinguishable character to Airmow’s work, especially when combined with Uno's catchy and memorable approach.

“I aspire to create catchy melodies and unforgettable lines with the intention of capturing the listener's attention as quickly as possible," he continued. "This song pertains to the feeling of falling in love. The hook cements the theme of the track by emphasizing the euphoric feeling one gets from the connection; a feeling that 'Nobody Knows."

Stream or Download Airmow's "Nobody Knows" today.

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Born Dirty Hits the Ground Grooving with Flavorful First Release of 2020

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 23:24

Bringing his timelessly funky house music approach to Insomniac Records, Born Dirty unleashed the double-side Alpha Omega / In The Shadows.

In his highly anticipated return to Insomniac Records, house music head chef Born Dirty has us dancing into the new decade with a two-sided release bursting with funk and flavor. Named after the two featured tunes, Alpha Omega / In the Shadows is a perfectly timed follow-up to a smorgasbord of releases in 2019 and a palate-pleasing performance at Insomniac’s Academy LA earlier this month. 

Coasting off of a series of releases via esteemed imprints such as Mad Decent, Sweat It Out, and his own Way Way Records, our talented tastemaker is back with his irresistibly appetizing approach to house music that never goes stale.

The meal’s first course, entitled “Alpha Omega,” is a hypnotic hip shaker laden with perfectly timed steel drum rhythms and mesmerizing, chimey melodies. On the flip side, we are served “In The Shadows,” which transports us to a dark, dance-driven dimension by way of swung drums, ethereal textures, and ominous atmospheric elements. The two tasty tracks work together to create a harmonious synergy that leaves us begging for just one more bite.

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Splash House Deepens its Presence in Palm Springs, Expands to Three Weekends

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 18:50

The pool party/festival hybrid is in high demand.

It may be winter but the masterminds behind Splash House are already having us looking forward to some fun in the sun. The pool party/festival hybrid just released the dates for its upcoming itinerary, and it includes an extra weekend of revelry.

For 2020, the Palm Springs favorite is set to expand to three weekends throughout the summer: June 5th-7th, August 7th-9th, and August 14th-16th. 

Alongside the added dates, the festival will introduce pre-registration to allow anyone to sign up for access to purchase their passes before the advance sale. A season pass will be available as well which will give access to all three weekends for maximum enjoyment.

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The festival will once again call the Saguaro, Rennaisance, and Riviera hotels home, allowing partygoers access to their distinctive pools and amenities. Each resort presents a unique stage design ranging from mid-century facades to a jungle oasis. 

As night falls on the desert, the infamous after-party returns to the Palm Springs Air Museum. A highlight of Splash House, the museum opens its doors for two nights each weekend, showcasing its vintage aircraft for a one-of-a-kind dance experience.

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Splash House registration is now open through Tuesday, February 4th. Presale opens February 4th at 12:00 PM PST. Guests must be 21+. 

Early bird tickets start at $125; After Hours tickets start at $45. Hotel Packages available at all host hotels starting at $287 per person. For all other information, click here.

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Two Friends Wish You "No Drama" with Latest Single

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 18:45

The duo's latest single, "No Drama" featuring Kid Quill, is out via Lowly.

Comprised of Matt Halper and Eli Sones, the dynamic duo Two Friends show no sign of slowing down. After kicking off an ambitious 37-date tour on January 16th in Austin, Texas, EDM's favorite, fun-filled future bass group released a new single today titled "No Drama," with vocals from Kid Quill

Out through Lowly, the song channels the group's signature production style, resulting in an energetic, upbeat party anthem. At the same time, "No Drama" solidifies Two Friends' reputation for creating cohesive songs with featured vocalists. Kid Quill's voice adds an extra dimension to the track's bass-heavy drop and maintains its pop-inspired feel. 

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Halper and Sones have matured from high school bedroom producers, becoming a dance music staple for EDM's youngest generation. They started gaining traction on SoundCloud with their iconic Big Bootie mixes, earning millions of streams and a "Best Of Soundcloud" award. Viral remixes include "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers and "I Miss You" by Blink-182. "No Drama" marks their first release of 2020. 

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