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Funk on the Rocks to Get a Dose of Madeon's Good Faith

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 18:34

The show takes place on May 29th.

Madeon (real name Hugo Leclercq) is set to bring his Good Faith live show to Funk on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 29th. 

Leclercq's Good Faith live show shares its name with his sophomore album which was released last fall. Both have seen immense praise from fans and critics alike as Leclercq continues to be one of the most impressive artists in the dance music world. The French producer will also bring his Good Faith live show to a handful of festivals, including EDC Mexico, Ultra Music Festival, and Coachella Music & Arts Festival

Leclercq will be joining a strong cast of performers including Chromeo, Yung Bae and Benny Sings. Since Funk on the Rocks' inception, Chromeo has returned each year to headline. In the past, they've been joined by huge acts like The Glitch Mob, Jamie xx, Thievery Corporation, and many more. Find tickets here


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Duck Sauce Make their Triumphant Return with "Smiley Face"

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 18:25

Six years later, the iconic duo are back to put a smile on our face

The decade began with a bang after news broke that Duck Sauce A-Trak and Armand Van Helden's nu-disco side project - would be releasing new music after a nearly six-year hiatus. It wasn't until this week that fans received a due date for their first single, "Smiley Face." Now out for all to enjoy, the single has burst onto the scene ready to brighten up your day.

"Smiley Face" gives you exactly what its title suggests. It's filled with an infectious funky beat and an uplifting vocal chop proclaiming listeners to "make someone feel happy."  The duo brought all the soul to this production, creating the perfect dance floor anthem for 2020. They are here to let fans know that just because they've been gone for six years does not mean they've lost any of their pizazz. Disco is alive and well. 

When A-Trak (real name Alain Macklovitch) and van Helden joined forces back in 2010 with the release of "Barbara Streisand," they put EDM on a brand new trajectory. The single topped the Billboard charts and became one of the first commercial electronic tracks to be nominated for a Grammy Award. The excitement that these two are back in the studio is palpable, and we can't wait to hear what else they deliver this year. 

For those wishing to catch the duo live and in person, they will be performing the 2020 editions of Coachella Music & Arts Festival and Tomorrowland.

Stream and download "Smiley Face" by Duck Sauce across all platforms here

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Moody Good Enlists Kill The Noise, TYNAN, and More to Remix Goofball EP

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 18:11

These remixes are insane.

Moody Good (real name Eddie Jefferys) has asked a handful of talented bass music producers to remix his Goofball EP. 

Jefferys did a wonderful job at picking the talent for this package, as each artists unique skill set can be heard throughout each remix. Kill The Noise has reworked "SIXTYSIXTY" into an even wilder ride than the original, while Kompany has added his own flair into "Squeeky Clean." TYNAN's remix of "ANTI-ACID" is a minimalistic trip that gives the track a bit of jump. Ookay also continues his return to bass music on the remix EP with his rendition of "Jimmytics." 

Jeffreys consistently receives praise from fans and critics alike, as his skills as a producer seem to jump further and further with each release. He ended 2019 on a high note, announcing a nationwide tour as well as released his collaboration with Leotrix, "Crackshot."


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Porter Robinson Weighs In on the Debate Around Bootleg Remixes

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 17:24

Robinson wants everyone to know he appreciates the remixes

Bootleg remixes (A.K.A. unofficial remixes) are anything but new. While many may think this is nothing more than bandwagoning off the success of others, Porter Robinson is here to share that he supports the artists who choose to do so. 

The discussion stemmed from an Instagram story Robinson posted after a producer on Twitter released a Jersey club edit of his track "Get Your Wish" a mere 24hrs after its release.  Instead of knocking this artist for riding his coattails, he asked for his fans to support those who clearly see the beauty in the track just as they do. 

It's refreshing to see artists uplifting each other versus tearing them down, especially when it's a producer of Robinson's caliber. A major sentiment he expressed during the making of "Get Your Wish" is the power music has to inspire others. It would be unfair to discredit those who were clearly channeling this inspiration, as he sees it. 

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NGHTMRE and SLANDER Tease New Collab, "Feeling Gud"

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 17:11

This is their first official collaboration since 2016.

NGHTMRE (real name Tyler Marenyi) and SLANDER (real names Derek Andersen and Scott Land) have been continuously teasing their new collaboration, "Feeling Gud."

Over the past few days, the longtime collaborators have been teasing the new track over social media. Most recently, they've uploaded audio of the track for the first time. In usual Gud Vibrations fashion, they've stuck to a laid-back route sampling Nina Simone's classic tune "Feeling Good." While there's no official release date yet, fans should take the announcement as a sign that the tune will be out shortly. 

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Marenyi, Andersen, and Land's careers have blossomed since releasing their collaborative Gud Vibrations EP in 2016. Together, they've played some of the most notable festivals including Ultra Music Festival, EDC Las Vegas, and Tomorrowland. Last year, they embarked on their nationwide Alchemy tour alongside Seven Lions and The Glitch Mob

Marenyi recently released a collaboration with Gunna entitled "CASH COW" as well as "Bruises" with Grabbitz. Andersen and Land have also been busy, as they recently released a remix package for their hit "Love Is Gone" as well as "Heart Break" with Moody Good.


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San Holo Debuts Beautifully "Honest" Single ft. Broods

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 16:41

The new single and video are out now via Astralwerks.

It's hard to have a bad day after a San Holo song drops. Since word broke that the Dutch artist would be releasing new music this week with none other than the melodic sibling duo Broods, the fandom has gone wild with anticipation. The wait is over; "Honest" is here and it does not disappoint. 

The production is as pure as the lyrics project. One thing listeners can always count on from San Holo (real name Sander van Dijk) is vulnerability in his music. The need to deliver his most authentic self is why fans love him so much, but it also comes with the burden of perfectionism. 

In an interview with Billboard van Dijk explained that he went back and forth trying to make the track sound "as ‘radio-friendly’ as possible, even though I always loved the very first original version which I had started calling the ‘ugly drop.’" In the end, he realized he needed to stay honest with himself and stick with what made the song special. It took three years to come to this realization. 

The track finally took form once Brood's Georgia Nott and van Dijk's co-writers, Kyle Shearer and Nate Campany, joined in. The official video, directed by Mason Thorne, features both van Dijk and Nott in a hyper-artificial setting juxtaposing the intimacy of the single.   

van Dijk is currently gearing up to debut his live band for a special one-off show at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on March 21st. "Honest" follows his latest release, "Lost Lately," which came out last summer. Since then, we've only heard sneak peeks into collaborations including a track with What So Not and potentially one with Louis the Child

The New Zealand siblings known as Broods have been making waves since their 2013 debut. They've toured the world with everyone from Ellie Goulding, Haim and Sam Smith to Taylor Swift. They are now getting ready to perform alongside Tove Lo for a pair of West Coast shows beginning in February. 

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Bensley Remixes Delta Heavy's "Collide" ft. Rae Hall

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 16:12

The remix is part of Delta Heavy's 24-track album, Only In Dreams Remixes.

Delta Heavy (comprised of Ben Hall and Simon James) released their second album, Only In Dreams, back in March 2019. The 11-track EP was well received and the duo have since been touring and performing around the world. Now, they've just released the Only In Dreams Remixes, complete with 24 brand-new remixes of songs from the original album. 

Toronto-based DJ/producer Bensley (real name Peter Bennett) is fresh off the release of his sophomore album, Muskoka, and he has contributed a remix for the new album. Taking on "Collide" featuring Rae Hall, Bennett contributes his unique and forward-thinking production to the slew of Only In Dreams Remixes

Bennett's remix of "Collide" showcases his talent effectively, taking the original from melodic dubstep to a heavily dance floor-oriented drum and bass tune. The main melody is just as effective at 174 bpm, giving the track an uplifting energy that's carried well by Hall's vocals. 

At the second drop, a halftime beat kicks in with Bennett's skillful touch, calling back to the original while maintaining the vivacity of the remix. Overall, the Bensley remix complements the original version of "Collide" well, and is a standout of Only In Dreams Remixes

Delta Heavy's Only In Dreams Remixes, including "Collide" featuring Rae Hall (Bensley Remix), is out now via RAM Records and can be found at this link.


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PhaseOne Drops Volume 1 of Annual Mix, The Sounds Of Mayhem

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 15:58

The hourlong mix is chock-full of heavy dubstep and metal.

When it comes to the fusion of heavy bass music with metal, there is perhaps no DJ/producer quite like PhaseOne (real name Graeme Duffy). His recent album, TRANSCENDENCY did exactly that; there wasn't a single style on the release, but rather an expertly blended fusion that transcended genre. 

Continuing to expand on and innovate this unique sound, Duffy has been releasing singles and collaborations since the release of TRANSCENDENCY. Headbangers have been waiting patiently for even more from him, and now the Sydney native has just released an hourlong mix chock full of relentless heavy hitters. 

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The Sounds Of Mayhem, Vol. 1 is the first installment from a brand-new annual mix series from Duffy, released today and first shared in his private Facebook group, PhaseOne's Mayhem Squad. Within an hour, the mix already racked up over a thousand plays. At 100,000 plays, Duffy will release the full tracklist for the mix. 

Some familiar sounds can be heard in Sounds Of Mayhem, including many tracks from TRANSCENDENCY, both original and reworked. A brand-new metal version of Duffy's collaboration with fellow Aussie metalcore outfit Northlane, "Crash & Burn," his team up with djent pioneers Periphery, "Digital," and many other singles from the album are included. 

Metal heads will recognize sounds from Killswitch Engage and Slipknot, among many others. Also included are a stack of IDs, so fans will be eager to see the full track list once the mix reaches 100,000 plays. 

The Sounds Of Mayhem, Vol. 1 is a powerful, hourlong journey for fans of all things heavy that will certainly be enjoyed by bass heads and metal diehards alike. Sure to get a mosh pit started, Mayhem is essential listening for those looking to rage. 


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Insomniac’s Bassrush Records Recruits Esseks, FRQ NCY, Eazybaked and More on Heavy Bass Compilation, The Prophecy: Volume 1

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 15:03

Sfam, G-Space and Mystic Grizzly joined forces on a collaboration as well.

Bassrush Records has continued its trendy infatuation with alternative bass music by releasing its latest compilation project, The Prophecy: Volume 1.

In 2019, Bassrush — Insomniac Records’ bass-enthused sub-brand — pushed more of this heavy bass style than ever before, dishing out tracks from the likes of Champagne Drip, Eliminate and SubDocta. With this new release, the label dug even deeper in recruiting underground talent who collectively deliver the best of their respective sounds.

The project kicks off with Brooklyn-producer Esseks, a regular of the Wakaan label. The xylophone-like beat feels crisp and dancy, but it rips open a new dimension of sound and staticky bass at its first drop. From here the project digresses into even heavier sounds, cueing up Envision Arts South’s duo EAZYBAKED to conjure a hellish, gurgling tune that helps settle in the darker aesthetic used by the other artists on the compilation.

Jersey’s Shanghai Doom make an appearance on “Coconut,” while Florida acts Mystic Grizzly and G-Space team up with sfam on “It Never Ends.” Up-and-coming bass act FRQ NCY is responsible for one of the project's more satisfying submissions with “Rubber Band.” The track opens with an acid scratch opening reminiscent of G Jones (for whom he recently opened in NYC), and the ATL-based FRQ NCY delivers the high frequency "wubs" and riveting production that has helped his quick rise.

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Groove Cruise Miami Gives Back with Whet Foundation Initiatives

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 14:36

The festival's founder used the trip as an opportunity to thank their host stopover communities.

Groove Cruise Miami 2020 kicked off its 16th edition on January 9th and landed two days later in Costa Maya on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Upon arrival, a group of 57 attendees took a break from the festival's booming bass and tequila tastings to visit the Casa de la Cultura de Mahahual, a community center located in nearby Mahahual. 

The remote town is home of the popular Caribbean cruise ship port at Costa Maya and frequently hosts the guests that accompany them. This time, Groove Cruise decided to say thank you in a more personal way. 

The Whet Foundation, established by the festival's creator and CEO Jason Beukema, provides opportunities for show attendees to give back by volunteering in their destination host communities. Volunteers deliver clothing, food and school supply donations, participate in beach and community cleanups, and teach painting and art programs. This year, DJs Lavelle Dupree and Mike Hovsepian stepped up as well, handing out popsicles and cleaning up an abandoned construction dump site to make way for a new donated playground. 

In a press release, Beukema said volunteers on their way back to the ship were thanked by a man working the daytime beach party where Above & Beyond headlined. "He was overcome with emotion and said, 'No one every thinks about us, so thank you," Beukema said. 

This year, Groove Cruise attendees could also partake in the Foundation's effort onboard through donate-to-enter activities during the day on the ship. Highlights included kickboxing with Yaya and a meditation session with Emma Hewitt

Headed to Puerto Plata for Groove Cruise Miami 2021, Beukema said he hopes to partner with local organizations once they arrive. The Foundation manages to stay in touch with its communities as well, fundraising for Hurricane Dorian recovery in the Bahamas - where the ship has sailed several times - and they're considering returning to Costa Mesa. 

"The Whet Foundation is a way to thank the communities where Whet Travel visits, and to leave the destinations better than when we arrived," Beukema said. 


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15-Year-Old Producer Benjamin Bogart Makes a Statement with Bass House EP, Cruise Control

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 13:58

The award-winning teenage producer has unleashed a pair high-speed bass house tunes.

At the age of 15, most of us spent our days playing video games and learning how to drive. Benjamin Bogart is not your average teenager. On the heels of his EP, Mineral, which arrived last summer, comes the latest from the young producer, Cruise Control

Releasing it via 3000 Bass, Bogart has showcased the impressive bass house sound he's been developing much of his life. While he's explored tech and deep house in the past, he's undoubtedly hit his stride on the bass-heavy end of the house music spectrum.

On the featured single from which the EP gets its name, the Dutch Under 18 DJ Award winner joined forces with Dread MC. With both artists' talents on full display, the end result is a dance floor-igniting bass house anthem absolutely dripping with style. The infectious bass line is emphasized by the catchy vocals, making for a listening experience similar to driving a sports car on the highway. 

The companion track, "Bring It Back," goes lighter on vocals but features the same level of sharp production fans of Bogart have come to adore. Twinkling bells introduce listeners to the tune before an arpeggiating bass line hits, making it difficult to resist shuffling along to.  

The Netherlands-based artist is prepared for his biggest year to date. Despite his young age, he's already performed at some of the biggest clubs in his country - and even to the Royal Navy after he remixed a 100-year-old traditional Dutch song. Since he was nine years old he's been practicing his craft, and from the looks of it the young artist shows no signs of slowing down.

Cruise Control by Benjamin Bogart is out now. You can stream or download the EP via 3000 Bass here.


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Insomniac is Suing USC Events, Wants to Host its Own Event at the Gorge Amhitheatre

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 04:02

USC Events' nonpayment issues have landed them in Insomniac's crosshairs.

Months after EDM.com brought Seattle promoter USC Events' history of nonpayment to light, one of the world's biggest rave promoters has taken legal action against them. Insomniac has filed a lawsuit against USC's parent company, Conscious Entertainment Group, and its CEO, Chad Anderson, for alleged misuse of funds during their partnership on Paradiso Festival.

The complaint claims that Insomniac advanced over $2 million to USC so that the company had ample cash flow for payments to vendors. On June 14th, the first day of the event, Anderson informed Insomniac that USC had not paid the funds to their intended recipients. 

Insomniac was later forced to pay artist fees to the tune of $215,055 to Paradigm Talent Agency and $638,650 to United Talent Agency. Vendors like Just Right Productions and LMG also contacted Insomniac to inquire about the amounts owed to them ($29,000 and $176,000, respectively). USC has failed to adequately explain what happened to the advance payments, according to the suit.

"Chad is the literal king of gaslighting and manipulation and had us thinking Insomniac was just fucking us over," a previous USC employee told EDM.com. "To us, they were the ones drawing out the process and we had no idea, so this is all new information to me too ... I was told we were waiting for the settlement to pay the upset vendors. I didn’t know any better, but now that I do I’m even more pissed than I was."

According to the complaint, USC has begun promoting the 2020 edition of Paradiso. Their alleged breach of contract led Insomniac to terminate their agreement, however, forbidding them from use the Paradiso name or trademark. 

Insomniac also included a silver lining for Seattle music fans in the suit: They plan to host their own event where Paradiso is held independently of USC. "Insomniac wishes to promote an electronic dance music event at the Gorge Amphitheatre this summer without USC's involvement, and seeks judicial confirmation that Insomniac is no longer bound by the non-compete obligation because the Agreement has been terminated," reads a passage.

The amount for which Insomniac intends to hold USC liable has not been specified, nor has the former promoter provided additional details for their upcoming event at the Gorge. EDM.com's requests for comment have not been met with a response from either company at the time of writing.

Elon Musk Changes Twitter Handle to E "D" M, Shares Song "Don't Doubt ur Vibe"

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 02:04

Elon Musk likes to keep people guessing.

It's hard not to chuckle at the social media shenanigans of Tesla founder Elon Musk, and electronic music fans in particular ought to appreciate his latest gag. After a day of bizarre Twitter activity, he shared a SoundCloud upload of a song he wrote titled "Don't Doubt ur Vibe."

Musk alluded to the song throughout the day, changing his Twitter display name to "E 'D' M" and tweeting photos of himself in a studio before sharing it. Although it's clearly a tongue-in-cheek stunt, the vaguely trance-reminiscent melodies of "Don't Doubt ur Vibe" seem to have been produced by someone who knows their way around a DAW. Musk only took credit for writing the lyrics and performing the vocals.

Trolling aside, Musk has found himself the subject of speculation for other reasons as of late. Canadian singer/songwriter Grimes recently went to NSFW lengths to announce her pregnancy, and their on-again-off-again relationship leads many to believe the child belongs to him.

Musk shared the song through a SoundCloud account called Emo G Records, which he used to upload an equally humorous hip-hop song titled "RIP Harambe" the better part of a year ago. It remains to be seen whether he'll put out more music on the farcical record label.

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Behold the Shimmer of Gem & Jam as the 2020 Event Approaches

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 22:08

Brace yourself for a blissed-out trifecta of music, art and gemstones.

Coming up this weekend, the 13th annual Gem & Jam Festival descends on Tucson, Arizona in the perfect marriage of unbridled natural energy and the sweet, explosive ecstasy of some of the world's best dance music. Produced by Fog City Productions, Legion of Bloom Music, and Mammoth Music Group, the gathering is a whirlwind of wild bliss with a pervasive spirit and a striking style. Preparing for all the wonder in this dusty intimate gathering is a difficult task if you don’t know what to expect. Naturally, EDM.com is on the case with all the must-know info.

World-Class Dance Music

Topping the bill, psychedelic acts like Tipper, Twiddle and Manic Focus are sure to serve up the sensational bass, undulating grooves, and memories aplenty. Those three are enough reason to go for bass music fans.

The three fully-equipped stages also have enlisted Big Gigantic, Balkan Bump, and The Floozies for a bit of instrumental thunder. Turning heads this year, the festival has also organized a historic Grateful Dead tribute band featuring all-star dynamos like Michael Travis, Jason Hann, Eric Krasno, Mihali Savoulidis, Reed MathisTodd Stoops, Michal Menert, and Pink Talking Fish

On the other end of the top shelf is Dirtybird’s legendary Christian Martin, and a full-fledged Desert Hearts' takeover will ensue with Mikey Lion, Marbs, Rybo and Lubelski. This particular blend of Desert Hearts characters should catch many who think they know the label by surprise. In fact, it will likely be water in the desert for those who are thirsty for fun, trippy, spacey house and techno. The curation leans toward hard-hitting, heady acts that, between visuals and sonic textures, don enough force to make a sober face melt. Throw some of nature's glitter in there and boom: You’ve got Gem & Jam.

“We’re super excited to play Gem & Jam this weekend,” said Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic. “We just released a single called 'Burning Love' featuring Kidepo on January 14th, and we have a new album - Free Your Mind - coming out the 28th, so I’d say the thing we’re most excited for this weekend is just the opportunity to play a lot of the new tunes live!”

Rockin’ Gemstones

Further distinguishing Gem & Jam from other events in the woke milieu is its namesake Gem market. The market is a must even if you’re broke. Glistening with wares from a local Gem show in Tucson (without the Jam), which attracts collectors and purveyors from around the world, no other festival taps into as much in the way of minerals as Gem & Jam. 

For those who find healing, focus or some other benefit in a rare stone, this festival is a must not miss. Even if you’re only sold on the aesthetic, it’s difficult not to find an attractive fossil or mysterious opal hoping to post up on your desk on Monday. Perusing the shops is a great way to explore the lore that festies and mystics often attach to rare minerals.

Turnkey Camping Aids Local Relief Effort

The Ready Set Camping option offers a ton of arranged comfort, like high-grade tents made of a composite fabric purported to keep the chill at bay in the evening and the cool inside in the sun. The package includes an inflatable mattress, bedding, furniture and a space heater which can be run inside your tent because each one has a hot power strip to run and charge devices. 

Where the aforementioned Ready Set Camping package is geared for luxury, the Camping Bundle is clearly for expedience on a budget. It includes a two-person tent, a couple of flashlights, pillows, sleeping bags, and an inflatable mattress. After the weekend, all the camping supplies that are still in good, working order are then donated to a local organization, Youth On Their Own. The inspiring non-profit directs a dropout prevention program and works to support the growing population of homeless youth in Pima County.

Art Stays Center Stage

Muralists and painters, stage designers and all manner of performer converge in pleasure and spectacle. For Gem & Jam, the physicality of gems become a template for the textures and colors you’ll find throughout the venue. From dazzling hues to glistening arrangements the collection of artists at the festival showcase a depth that stretches well beyond the blockbuster lineup billed for the event.

Gem & Jam Co-Producer Josh Pollack told EDM.com:

"The Gem & Jam experience is about the symbiotic relationship between music, art and gems. We pride ourselves on going big on our art offerings, whether it be live painters, art galleries, performance art, or interactive art installations - they're all meant to inspire with awe. That relationship influences every element of the experience that you just have to be there to fully understand. Also, keeping a diverse array of sounds and different genres is another important element, as we strive to keep our lineups fresh and featuring a healthy mix of musical styles. Building on that aspect, we intentionally put together a unique combination of artists that you won’t see anywhere else, in addition to special super jams featuring world-class musicians that debut at Gem & Jam."

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Gorillaz Fuse Rock and Hip-Hop in "Momentary Bliss" ft. slowthai and Slaves for 1st Song Machine Episode

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 19:33

The first episode of Gorillaz Present: Song Machine is here.

Earlier in the week, Gorillaz shared a theme song for something called Song Machine. It has now come to light that the endeavor will be an episodic series highlighting the group's creative process around select pieces of music.

As you might expect, their cartoon avatars are along for the ride. Episode One depicts how a song titled "Momentary Bliss" featuring hip-hop emcee slowthai and post-hardcore band Slaves came together, with animations of the characters superimposed over the studio footage. A far cry from Gorillaz' eclectic style, the song encapsulates more of a fusion between rock and rap.

Perhaps best known for their 2000 smash hit, "Clint Eastwood," Gorillaz formed in 1998 as an audiovisual collaborative project between Damon Albarn and Jamie HewittRemi Kabaka Jr. - who has worked with the group since 2011 - was listed as an official member in the 2019 documentary, Gorillaz: Reject False Icons.

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First Hardwell Interview in Two Years on Revealed Podcast

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 17:09

Hardwell talks about his sabbatical, the early days, and what's comes next.

In 2018, modern EDM legend Hardwell (real name Robbert van de Corput) announced his official retirement from live touring. Since then, he's been relatively quiet in the public eye. But now, van de Corput has sat down with his long time friend Domeno on the Revealed Podcast to speak out about what he's been up to as of late. 

The hourlong interview covers a lot of ground. van de Corput speaks on everything from his early days coming up in the Dutch electronic dance music scene, to recent successes with his Revealed Recordings imprint. 

Hardwell diehards are mostly wondering what the superstar DJ and producer has been up to during his break from world tours, however. His answer is simple: living his life. Taking the time to enjoy his family, hang out with friends, and have what some would call a "normal life," van de Corput says that his break was a much needed mental reset that's given him an opportunity to rediscover himself both musically and as a human being. 

Also discussed in the interview are van de Corput's history and first big successes (beginning at the young age of 14), his idol and mentor Tiësto, and the ever-evolving state of the dance music scene as a whole. 

Hardwell has also been hard at work in the studio working on new music, as ever, and he spoke on how he's constantly trying to evolve his sound, but most importantly, create the music he loves. 

There's no word yet on if or when van de Corput will return to touring, but fans are undoubtedly awaiting it eagerly. 


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CONTEST: Enter to Win Tickets to Winter Whiteout 6, Headlined by Eptic and Whipped Cream in Reno

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 15:49

One lucky winner will win tickets for two, a room at the Whitney Peak Hotel, and a backstage meet-and-greet.

Winter Whiteout 6 will take place at Cargo Concert Hall in Reno, Nevada on February 15th and 16th. One lucky entrant is about to get the royal treatment for themselves and a friend to see Eptic, Whipped Cream, Kowza and Noizon in style.

The winner of the contest will be awarded two tickets to the event in addition to a room at Reno's Whitney Peak Hotel and a backstage meet-and-greet with the headliners. To be eligible, simply follow the instructions on the widget below. The winner will be selected on February 8th, 2020.

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The brainchild of Bass Camp Festival, Winter Whiteout has taken place annually since 2015. Previous editions have billed the likes of NGHTMRE, QUIX and Borgore. Every event is a white party, meaning that attendees are encouraged to wear all-white attire.

Tickets and additional information on Winter Whiteout 6 can be found on Eventbrite.

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Tycho Releases New Song, "Outer Sunset"

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 15:47

The single will be a part of Tycho's forthcoming album, Simulcast.

If there's one artist in the world of electronic music that's completely in tune with nature, it has to be Tycho. Illustrative of that are his recent app that generates musical playlists based on the weather, his recent album (also titled Weather), and now his new single, "Outer Sunset."

"Outer Sunset" is a dreamy, atmospheric track that's perfect for listening during an actual sunset. Tycho (real name Scott Hansen) has created a soundscape that's relaxing and entirely chilled out, with elements of synthwave, breaks, and a lovely guitar riff that carries the airy track all the way through. Keeping with the "weather" theme, Hansen's latest is a perfect addition to his extensive catalog. 

The new single will be a part of Hansen's forthcoming album, Simulcast, to be released on February 28th via Mom + Pop Music/Ninja Tune. Preorders for the album can be placed here.

Hansen's previous album, Weather, was nominated for a GRAMMY Award alongside works from fellow electronic artists like Skrillex, Bonobo, Flume, and RÜFÜS DU SOL. Electronic veterans The Chemical Brothers ended up bagging the award for Best Dance/Electronic Recording and Song.  


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Creamfields Announces First Wave of 2020 Lineup

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 15:15

Calvin Harris, Eric Prydz, deadmau5 and more will play Creamfields 2020.

Perhaps one of the most well-known festivals in the world of electronic music, Creamfields has been a staple in any festivalgoer's schedule for over two decades. In its 22nd year, the festival's organizers are looking to top all previous events with an extensive lineup featuring returning acts and new artist debuts.

Previously announced for the 2020 installment for Creamfields were EDM superstars like Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers, Nina Kraviz, Martin Garrix, Carl Cox, and others. After the initial announcement, attendees can look forward to sets from Dimitri Vegas & Like MikeTiësto, FISHER, Ferry Corsten, Skream, Enrico Sangiuliano, and many more. 

This is only the first wave of announcements for Creamfields 2020, so fans can expect to see many more artist announcements over the coming weeks. There's no telling which other acts will be billed for the festival just yet, but festivalgoers will be eager to see what's next. 

Last year, the gathering boasted a sold-out crowd of 70,000 attendees. Over 300 acts will perform this year across the festival's four-days from August 27th-30th. Creamfields will be returning to the village of Daresbury in Cheshire, United Kingdom for its 14th year in the city. 

The full first wave of the Creamfields 2020 lineup can be seen at this link, where tickets can also be purchased.


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Gary Richards on EDC, HARD and Holy Ship!: "I Started Each One of these Events from Day One"

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 14:18

AMFAMFAMF's Gary Richards says that "One day the full story will be told."

The career of Southern California promoter Gary Richards appears to follow a pattern - one he recently decided to bring to light. The AMFAMFAMF founder and LiveStyle North America president shared a slide show of rave flyers, pointing out his seminal role in each event brand.

In an Instagram post consisting of multiple images, Richards touched on his founding role in several world-renowned parties. "Not gonna lie and no disrespect, I started each one of these events from day one - ground zero," he wrote. "One day the full story will be told."

Among the flyers was that of the original Electric Daisy Carnival, which Richards organized alongside Steve Kool Aid (real name Stephen Enos) from 1991-1993 - years before Pasquale Rotella threw an event of the same name in 1997. Rotella allegedly received verbal permission from Richards to use the brand for his own events, although a 2015 trademark suit by Richards would claim otherwise.

Also included in the image gallery were flyers for the inaugural HARD and Holy Ship!, which Richards organized in 2007 and 2012, respectively. Rotella's Insomniac now runs both events.

Richards recently performed a "Sunrise Sermon" set as DESTRUCTO on his recently launched cruise ship festival, FriendShip. He will kick off his Twisted Tour 2020 with a performance at Sound-Bar in Chicago, Illinois on February 7th.

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