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ASADI will Blow Your Mind with His Magical Harry Potter Remix [WATCH]

Your EDM - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:13pm

Newcomer ASADI has wowed the internet with his magical, and now viral, Harry Potter remix!

The Persian trap music producer racked up over a million views on the video in less than a week, with his take on the HP theme. Using just a Native Instruments Machine he goes in on the classic song, completely reinventing it with trappy bass and percussive flair. ASADI shared an additional angle on Instagram that shows his fast finger work, and just wow.

It seems as though all eyes and ears are on ASADI, as we anticipate his I’m Coming Home EP out April 28… Pre-order it here, and follow his socials below!

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I make Persian Trap Music and my EP will be available in 6 days.Preorder it now: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/im-coming-home-ep/id1221438813

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Source: ASADI will Blow Your Mind with His Magical Harry Potter Remix [WATCH]

Slushii Evolves Into ‘Slushmello’ With New Helmet [VIDEO]

Your EDM - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:08pm

This weekend, bass producer Slushii took one step further toward becoming a spitting replica of his masked counterpart Marshmello. While performing at Something Wonderful in Dallas, Texas, the DJ played out a brand new vocal edit that narrated his transformation into “Slushmello” complete with a full helmet of his own.

According to a video posted to Slushii’s Facebook showing the mask in action, the new look is a temporary one. Hopefully, for the sake of people critical of Marshmello’s branding, Slushii keeps that promise.

Check out the Slushmello evolution below.

 

Image: Rukes

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Slushii Evolves Into ‘Slushmello’ With New Helmet [VIDEO]

B O K E H – I Know You Know (Delamare Remix)

Your EDM - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:04pm

This remix is one of the most emotion-packed tracks I’ve heard in quite some time. B O K E H, the alter ego of Chloe Lewer, gives us vocals that are so tender it cuts through to the bone. Delamare takes these stunning vocals and creates what he’s best at, a transformation of a track that yields unfettered feelings.

The track begins with a simple drone of a chord, broken by B O K E H’s raw vocals. The chord progression swells into a new drum pattern that sits just right underneath the reverbed vocals. A childlike innocence is provoked by the drop where Delamare combines xylophone synths with a simple bass line. The track will undoubtedly strike up some feelings and will leave you no choice but to have it on repeat.

Check out the remix below:

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Source: B O K E H – I Know You Know (Delamare Remix)

Dropout & The Ready Set – Paycheck [Thrive Music]

Your EDM - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 9:57pm

If you told me I’d still be writing about tropical house in 2017, I’d have said you were crazy. For the genre that blew up in 2014-2015 as quick as it did, it died just as fast. (Seriously, it was really quick.)

Dropout has never really dabbled in the genre, and to be honest, this isn’t true tropical house – it has some of that Diplo-esque dance hall swagger to it, but we can still picture a music video of two white people running on a beach in Jamaica… you know the kind.

The Ready Set lends vocals for the production entitled “Paycheck,” and overall it’s a very enjoyable tune. Listen below:

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Source: Dropout & The Ready Set – Paycheck [Thrive Music]

Pitchfork Discovers Most Popular Artists, Most Unique Festivals

Your EDM - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 9:41pm

In the wake of Coachella’s newest installment of back to back weekends and the fast approaching start to festival season 2017, Pitchfork took it upon themselves to break down and analyze the types of performing acts expected to show up most frequently on event posters around the nation. By looking at over 1,000 artists included on 23 of the year’s biggest, multi-genre festivals, the site found a series of fascinating trends among the music scene’s top names and their presence in the larger event circuit.

In order to remain fair and accurate, Pitchfork broke down the 23 festival lineups with two different methods: CLOUT and OMNI.

Using the CLOUT filter on the associated data visualizer, users can compare acts based on their “average placement on a poster, with more weight assigned for bigger festivals.” For artists like The Killers, Arcade Fire, Big Sean, Kaskade and Lady Gaga, the CLOUT score takes into account both the sheer number of events they’re slotted to play in 2017 as well as their respective size within the general event pool. These rankings are dominated mainly by those playing only Coachella and Lollapalooza.

OMNI. on the other hand, tallies scores based on artists’ physical positions on the festival posters they’re booked for. The closer to the top and the bigger the font, the higher the score. The first act listed on a festival poster receives the highest possible score, which is equal to the total number of acts playing at the event in questions.

“For example, Bonnaroo 2017 lists U2 first and has 100 bands, so Bono and company receive a score of 100,” Pitchfork writes, “followed by Red Hot Chili Peppers with 99, and so on down to Nashville singer-songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan, who gets one point.”

Based on this type of categorization, the acts leading the charge are Lorde, Chance The Rapper, Glass Animals, Phantogram, The Shins, Cage the Elephant and The Head and the Heart – note the lack of overlap between the two.

Pitchfork next turned over the lens to look at the factors that made each of the 23 festivals unique, chiefly their selection of acts and the frequency with which they were booked on other events. In this category, it was the New Orleans based Jazz Fest that topped the results, owing mostly to their highly specified genre selection. Following close behind are Pickathon, Karoondinha and Sunfest.

From the festival’s newly attributed “uniqueness score,” Pitchfork turned to each of the event’s 2016 lineups to calculate the possible shift. For the most parts, the largest and most publicized festivals increased their “uniqueness score” from last year, but not by much.

“[…] This change is due to the inclusion of new festivals like Karoondinha and ’90s-indulging Bottlerock, both of which are trying to carve out their own identities,” writes Pitchfork. “For the festivals where we have two years of data, the average uniqueness is almost identical.”

Finally, Pitchfork broke down the number of shared bands between the season’s three largest festivals – Bonnaroo, Coachella and Lollapalooza – from 2005 to 2017. At the start of the data, the events share very little overlap when it comes to bands that appeared on all of their rosters. As the years went on, however, Lollapalooza’s percentage of shared acts reached staggering marks of about 46% in 2007, 44% in 2009 and 42% in 2013.

On the whole, Coachella has remained as the most unique out of the three festivals, its 2017 lineup coming more than 5 percentage points below Lollapalooza.

For more information, and further pools of data regarding gender representation at music festivals, visit Pitchfork‘s complete feature.

 

Source + Graphics: Pitchfork | Image: Erik Voake © Coachella 2017

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Source: Pitchfork Discovers Most Popular Artists, Most Unique Festivals

The Federal Empire – The American Dream (Lux Pacific Remix)

Your EDM - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 9:26pm

The LA based alternative band, The Federal Empire, has just received a stellar future bass remix from Lux Pacific. The track “The American Dream” was the title track of The Federal Empire’s debut EP and they could not have asked a better artist to remix it. Lux Pacific gives us a version that delivers infectious melodies, grooving bass lines, and dreamy atmospheres.

The track begins by highlighting a melody that plays in the background of the original. The verse comes in with lyrics that tell us what The Federal Empire thinks of today’s American Dream. The lyrics coupled with a drum arrangement stacked with a swing feel creates a whole new vibe to the track. The drop is packed with future bass filtered chords, driving percussion, and a unique nostalgic synth that carries the melody.

Check out the hit below:

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Source: The Federal Empire – The American Dream (Lux Pacific Remix)

Kygo & Selena Gomez Release Official Video For “It Ain’t Me”

Your EDM - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 9:21pm

Kygo put a lot of promotional strength behind his latest single, “It Ain’t Me.” And considering it’s a collaboration with Selena Gomez, that doesn’t really surprise.

The official music video for the track came out today, telling the story of a motorcyclist who gets into a near-fatal accident and has an enlightening out of body experience. Meanwhile, his partner is left in the world of the living, wondering if her love will ever return to her.

Thankfully, the story does have a happy ending.

Watch the video for “It Ain’t Me” below.

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Source: Kygo & Selena Gomez Release Official Video For “It Ain’t Me”

KJ Sawka & WB x MB – Very Bad Things [Warpaint Records & Impossible Records]

Your EDM - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 9:06pm

A collaboration like no other, Warpaint Records teamed up with Impossible Records for a compilation album stacked with ten tracks from each imprints’ talented rosters. This collision course is known as Bloodlines Vol. I and consists of bass music’s foremost productions crammed into a forty-minute whirlwind of sound. From Bass Craft and Venon fusing the elements on the dubstep banger “Error” to the vocal powered drum n’ bass track “Let’s Go” from Super Square, Bloodlines Vol. I brings the best of both worlds into a condensed package of banging beats and bombastic bass.

One of the first song’s on the compilation, however, comes from KJ Sawka (label head of Impossible Records) teaming up with WB x MB for an other-worldly experience. On their track “Very Bad Thing,” the Destroid & Pendulum drummer works with the duo consisting of We Bang and Mr. Black to create a dubstep track with an alien sounding synth for the lead melody. As the tracks leads into the drop, a sinister rhythm takes over through its pumping kicks and tempo changes. In short, what KJ Sawka and WB x MB have crafted is perfect for any bass music act to play at any music festival with its fiery presence and malicious funk.

Make sure to check out “Very Bad Thing” from KJ Sawka and WB x MB here out now through Warpaint Records and Impossible Records!

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Source: KJ Sawka & WB x MB – Very Bad Things [Warpaint Records & Impossible Records]

FIRST LISTEN: “Something Just Like This” Remixes

Your EDM - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 8:32pm

With today’s coverage of Jai Wolf’s remix of “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay (holy preposition use, batman…), that makes four that we’ve heard so far from artists like Jai Wolf, as well as Don Diablo, Alesso and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.

“SJLT” is still one of the few tracks on Memories… Do Not Open that we enjoy, despite it being another “Roses” iteration. Chris Martin’s vocals definitely do the track justice.

The Chainsmokers have told us that the official remix pack also includes cuts from R3hab and ARMNHMR; can’t wait to hear them all in stunning high quality, as they all sound pretty vastly different from the original. Check out the ones that are still up online below:

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32,000 people raging with Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike in Taiwan for Looptopia looks like this…

Posted by Your EDM on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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Source: FIRST LISTEN: “Something Just Like This” Remixes

deadmau5 feat. Grabbitz – Let Go (Eagle | Stallian Remix)

Your EDM - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 7:20pm

A while back, deadmau5 hosted a competition to remix his big single “Let Go” feat Grabbitz. Countless artists took a stab at it, creating variations on the original in their own styles. One duo recently came out with a remix that really caught my attention. Eagle | Stallian have been in the scene for quite some time, lending them a keen ear on how they could transform the original track.

You’re immediately drawn in with bass drones and hi-hat grooves. A kick breaks through, lending the song a new beat to grab onto. Risers slowly build in the background, the track cuts out, quickly followed up by driving bass and trance inspired top line synths. A bit of nostalgia influences the track with exciting new sounds, weaved with Grabbitz flawless vocals.

Check out the track below:

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Source: deadmau5 feat. Grabbitz – Let Go (Eagle | Stallian Remix)

Watch the official music video for Mr. Belt & Wezol’s ‘Good Times’

Dancing Astronaut - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 7:20pm

Mr. Belt & Wezol have received attention for their eccentric future bass sound which has been featured on Spinnin’ records label over the years. In 2015, the duo gained international recognition for their hit single “Somebody To Love,” which held its spot in Beatport’s Top 10 for over a month, gaining support from DJs like Oliver Heldens, Avicii and The Magician as well as radio plays from artist such as Martin Garrix and Nicky Romero.

After dropping other festival hits like “Finally” and “RDY2FLY” on Spinnin’ Deep, the Dutch duo turned into a veritably exciting house act to see perform. Mr. Belt & Wezol are known for reworking the classics into perfection, creating anthems out of traditional hits that feature progressive deep house chords and funky rhythms. The outfit has gained support from other renown DJs, including Sam Feldt, who played the track at Ultra Miami’s mainstage last month. Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Quintino, Lucas & Steve, and Ummet Ozcan have also supported the track on their radio shows.

The duo said the following of the release:

“What’s a better follow-up to our take on ‘Boogie Wonderland’ than a take on Chic’s ‘Good Times’? I think it’s one of the most sampled tunes in music nowadays, but we didn’t hear any house takes on it yet so we figured, why not give it a spin of our own? Fun thing is that everyone, including most people of our own generation, knows its lyrics and can sing along to it; even though it’s a song released in 1979.” 

The music video showcases a man who starts the day off in shambles, wearing a brown paper bag over his head in shame… However, as the day progresses, the main character meets up with some enchanted forest friends for a ‘good time’ that turns into an all out dance party. The scene gets a little wild, and is borderline NSFW, but will definitely generate a laugh or two from the sheer ridiculousness of the storyline. Mr. Belt and Wezol give viewers a ‘good time’ in their latest release, however it might be too much of a party. Any and all who view from here can consider themselves duly warned.

Read More:

Mr. Belt & Wezol – Finally (Original Mix)

DA Premiere: Mr Belt & Wezol and Freejak – Somebody To Love (Original Mix)

Illenium & Kerli – Sound of Walking Away (Original Mix)

Dancing Astronaut - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 6:49pm

Rising future bass savant Illenium has impressed audience’s once again with another incredible original track, featuring Estonian singer-songwriter Kerli.

The producer has already had an extraordinary 2017, with this latest release adding to a myriad of hits like “Feel Good” with Gryffin and Daya, and the Nevve-assisted “Fractures,” which came out in March and February, respectively. It’s been almost a year since Illenium’s first album, Ashes to Ashes, and these latest releases perfectly follow up a hugely successful debut LP.

In “Sound of Walking Away,” Kerli’s compelling voice and Illenium’s melodic bass notes thoughtfully complement each other. The track is an emotional journey from the quiet intro all the way to the last few euphoric notes, and will likely be a heavily-used track across many festival sets in the months to come.

Read More:

Gryffin & Illenium – Feel Good (ft. Daya)

Illenium showcases his favorite tracks before festival season in new Orbit playlist

Listen to Illenium’s debut Ignition mix on BBC Radio 1

Armin van Buuren Releases Highly-Anticipated ‘A State of Trance 2017’ Mix [LISTEN]

Your EDM - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 6:32pm

The fourteenth edition of Armin van Buuren‘s award-winning mix compilation series is finally here — A State of Trance 2017!

This year, the finest in trance music is brought to you by the legendary DJ and producer in a mixdown and 2-part album release: On The Beach and In The Club.

Collectively, ASOT 2017 boasts 28 official tracks, including 2 new releases from the man himself. “The Train” and “This Is a Test” have wowed his fan bases across the world and will also be available as singles today via Armin’s own Armind imprint. The compilation also features Andrew Rayel, Gareth Emery, MaRLo, Omnia, Ørjan NilsenSuper8 & Tab, and so many more!

Armin’s ASOT project has been going strong since 2004 and this year there’s a little something for everyone, whether you want to vibe out under the sun, or get down on the dance floor. Listen to the full ASOT 2017 mix with 100+ songs below, and get your copy of the On The Beach and In The Club albums here!

Tracklist
On The Beach
1. Alpha 9 – The Night Is Ours
2. Joonas Hahmo X K-System – Yámana
3. Alexandre Bergheau – Summer’s Gone (Yoel Lewis Remix)
4. Fatum – Draco
5. Rodg – Right Away
6. Yoel Lewis – Tuviana
7. Omnia & DRYM – Enigma
8. Eskai & SNR – Swipe
9. Orjan Nilsen feat. Rykka – The Hardest Part
10. Gareth Emery & Standerwick feat. HALIENE – Saving Light
11. Denis Kenzo feat. Sveta B. – Just To Hear
12. MaRLo & First State – Falling Down
13. Ashley Wallbridge – Naughts & Crosses
14. Bobina – Lazy World 2017
15. Protoculture – The Descent
16. Tom Fall – Kaamos
17. Super8 & Tab – Cosmo
18. Radion6 – World Of Tomorrow
19. Armin van Buuren – The Train

In The Club
1. Armin van Buuren – This Is A Test
2. Andrew Rayel feat. Emma Hewitt – My Reflection
3. Kyau & Albert – Trace
4. Eximinds & Whiteout – Lacrimosa
5. Jurgen Vries – The Theme (Radion6 Remix)
6. Alexander Popov – Eyes To Heaven
7. Davey Asprey – Fallout
8. Gaia – Saint Vitus
9. Armin van Buuren – I Live For That Energy (ASOT 800 Anthem)
10. Armin van Buuren & Garibay – I Need You (feat. Olaf Blackwood) (Standerwick Remix)
11. Heaven’s Cry – Voices
12. Armin van Buuren presents Rising Star feat. Betsie Larkin – Again (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix)
13. Bobby Neon & Nick Arbor feat. Lokka Vox – What You Said (MaRLo Remix)
14. Robert Nickson – Heliopause
15. Ultimate & Moonsouls feat. Marjan – No One Else
16. Shinovi – Indian Summer
17. DRYM – Wraith
18. Scott Bond & Charlie Walker vs Trouser Enthusiasts – Sweet Release
19. Allen Watts – Arizona

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Source: Armin van Buuren Releases Highly-Anticipated ‘A State of Trance 2017’ Mix [LISTEN]

Downtown Boys Calls Out Coachella In Open Letter And Asks Fellow Artists to Help “Shift the Power Dynamic”

Your EDM - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 6:32pm

One of Coachella‘s own 2017 acts is calling the festival out in an open letter and asking fellow artists to help “shift the power dynamic.”

After playing the new stage, Sonora, over each weekend, punk rock band Downtown Boys are bringing some glaring issues to light. First up, that Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), which operates Coachella, is linked to a foundation that has reportedly supported anti-LGBT groups over the past five years. With another issue being — as Coachella can be looked at as its own economy — there needs to be a change with wages as related to festival gross and growth. The band says artists and the Coachella community must act to redistribute the cultural and economic resources.

The open letter released via Spark says:

“Coachella holds enormous power in the music industry and beyond. With numerous barriers and inaccessibility because of ticket pricing, a huge toll on the local community, and the festival’s very geographic location, there is no denial that it is not a festival for everyone nor by everyone.”

“There was no call for an organized boycott of the festival, which is why as workers we still played it. Still, after other people who work for Coachella have stood up, bands have called him out prior to the festival, and there has been an ask for headliners to donate money to LGBTQ organizations, we want to state Downtown Boys explicit support for these protests.”

“There is not one gatekeeper at this point. So if more of us that have a hand in this all can speak out against this, we can shift the power dynamic, we just know it. In addition to this public statement, we will be donating a portion of the money paid to us by Coachella to organizations that fight for LGBTQ rights and freedoms, which means the freedom and justice for all people. We encourage other artists to do the same.”

Read the full letter here.

Photo courtesy of Downtown Boys

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Source: Downtown Boys Calls Out Coachella In Open Letter And Asks Fellow Artists to Help “Shift the Power Dynamic”

This sculptor carves monolithic statues of ecstasy pills by hand [Photos]

Dancing Astronaut - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 6:13pm

Be it fair or unfair, club culture has been inextricably associated with ecstasy use for decades. While it goes without saying that not all – or even a majority of – dance music fans indulge in the illicit substance, finding out whether or not pills are “cut” with more dangerous chemicals has long been a looming concern among the subset of the scene which does partake. It is, perhaps, fitting that British artist Daniel David has chosen to capture the culture in his work by cutting gargantuan pills from stone to create giant ecstasy statues.

In this project, the award-winning sculptor has carved out a niche for himself as the “Michelangelo of MDMA,” picking well-defined pieces displaying recognizable graphics such as the Playboy bunny, the Mitsubishi emblem, and the Apple logo out of white Portland stone or pink Locharbriggs sandstone. Reportedly, the statues are being sold within a range of £100-£1,000 (roughly $128-$1,280 USD), depending on size.

Addressing the polarizing nature of the work, the artist’s representation provided the following statement to Daily Mail:

“Daniel is in no way promoting the use of ecstasy. He is simply reflecting ’90s dance culture through his artwork.”

Regardless of whether one condemns or condones the substances David captures in his sculptures, they are an interesting site to behold.

View more of Daniel David’s work here.

H/T: Mixmag

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Amtrac Releases New Song “Some Of Them” As Result Of A Chance Meeting At Smirnoff Sound Collective

Your EDM - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 5:56pm

The Smirnoff Sound Collective goal of promoting diversity this year began in November of last year, and so far the campaign has seen great success. But an additional goal of the program at the retreat in Joshua Tree last December was seeing if a bunch of creative strangers might get along and feel inspired enough to make music…

Well, Amtrac and Meli met at this retreat and immediately hit it off. They recorded the vocals for “Some Of Them” in just one take. The bare bones production and vocals mesh together in expert fashion to create a classic dance club vibe that is absolutely timeless.

“Some Of Them” is out on Amtrac’s OPENERS imprint on April 21.

The collaboration between Amtrac and Meli is actually the second in a string of releases set to come out from the SSC program, the first being a collaboration between Mexican rapper Niña Dioz and Shigeto called “Nubes.”

Stay tuned for more releases from SSC here: http://mixmag.net/sound-collective.

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Amtrac Releases New Song “Some Of Them” As Result Of A Chance Meeting At Smirnoff Sound Collective

New ant species named after Radiohead

Dancing Astronaut - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 5:23pm

Found in the Venezuelan Amazon, a new species of ants have been named after the legendary rock band, Radiohead. Sericomyrmex radioheadi was discovered as part of a comprehensive study of the genus Sericomyrmex, a group of fungal-farming ants widespread across South and Central America.

Ana Ješovnik and Ted R. Schultz from the Smithsonian Institution’s Ant Lab state:

“We wanted to honor their music…but more importantly, we wanted to acknowledge the conservation efforts of the band members, especially in raising climate-change awareness.”

While fame can be fleeting for many artists, Radiohead are rightfully recognized not only as musicians, but as environmental activists.

H/T: Pitchfork

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Manic Focus Drops New Album “Minds Rising”

Your EDM - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 5:08pm

Chicago-based Manic Focus unveiled his newest full-length album Minds Rising this week, debuting at #7 on the iTunes Electronic Chart. Featuring an eclectic mixture of electro-soul, funk, dance music and hip hop, the collection of 12 tracks displays the complete, immersive timeline of Manic Focus’ production evolution.

The project was released after two years of work, culminating in a listening experience as expertly refined and polished as any of his previous hits. Vocal features include Jennifer Hartswick, ProbCause, RapperChicks, Psalm One and more, with additional instrumentation and production from the likes of Statik, Marvel Years, Psymbionic, MFin’ Band, and Russ Liquid.

Listen to Minds Rising in its entirety below.

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Manic Focus Drops New Album “Minds Rising”

Odesza confirms new music by teasing unreleased track

Dancing Astronaut - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 5:07pm

It’s an exciting day to be an Odesza fan. Over two years since 2014’s In Return, the group has finally answered fans’ call for new music.

In a video posted across the outfit’s socials, they compiled countless tweets of fans demanding new Odesza tunes. The last tweet in the video is from the duo themselves and contains just one word: Tomorrow. The video is accompanied by a teaser of new music, featuring chopped, melodic vocals and signature Odesza  percussion that all cut off before the drop.

This news aligns with the date encoded in the empty Spotify playlist hinting at new music on April 25. With festival season and a two night run at Red Rocks looming, there is no better time than now for a new release. While there is no word on whether tomorrow will bring a sole single, or begin to usher in a new album or EP, Odesza fans around the world will be watching close to hear what the duo has to offer.

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Koronis mystifies with concept album, ‘Circuits’

Dancing Astronaut - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:33pm

Jesse Woolston, or Koronis, has a vested interest in the intersection of technology and forward-thinking electronic music. Such became evident on his debut LP, The Replicant, from 2015, and is doubly obvious on his newest work, Circuits.

Circuits is a concept album consisting of five mind-bending tracks which explore the idea of circuitry and its relation to music — all told through the guise of delicate neo-classical compositions. It’s a bit of a departure from Woolston’s past work, presenting tracks that opt for heaviness through subtlety rather than overtly energetic sound design. The LP consequently marks a stirring evolution to the Koronis sound, showcasing an artist deftly in touch with the tools at his disposal and with a clear vision of what he wants to achieve.

Where Circuits succeeds best is in its ability to transport the listener into a different world. With its careful attention to psychoacoustics, the album bears a certain kind of intimacy that draws one deeper into its compositions. Lost in its textures and slowly morphing progressions, time slips away almost effortlessly. Ultimately, it’s the kind of album which could quite easily serve as an accompaniment to any number of films.

Perhaps most interesting of all, Koronis has devised the album in a way that any of the tracks (outside of the intermission) may be layered on top of each other to create new compositions. It’s a truly riveting concept, and a testament to the artistic boldness of Woolston and his evolving Koronis endeavors.

Circuits is available to stream and purchase here.

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