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Instagram Stories Surpasses Snapchat In Daily Viewers With 200 Million

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 3:29pm

Instagram Stories, the live photo-sharing feature that some argue was taken from smartphone app Snapchat, has officially surpassed the original application in daily viewers. This week, Instagram Stories received 200 million daily users, with Snapchat only receiving 161 million.

As Mac World reports, it took Snapchat three years to obtain its first 100 million users, whereas Instagram’s alternative feature received the same amount just two months after its October 2016 debut.

Despite Instagram’s near identical versions of Snapchat’s original lineup of features and their recent lead over the app in daily users, the app continues to stand as a viable competitor to the consistently expanding social media giant.

 

Source: Mac World

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Source: Instagram Stories Surpasses Snapchat In Daily Viewers With 200 Million

Ray Volpe Drops Insane Remix Of Marshmello’s “Ritual”

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 3:18pm

One of SLVYVLL’s newest signees, Ray Volpe, is dropping a huge remix for none other than Marshmello. The long-awaited “Ritual” with Wrabel just got a massive upgrade.

While the original features Mello’s signature bubbly synths and arrangements, Volpe turns the filth up a bit and unleashes pure mayhem for a tune that even the bass heads can fuck with. The chopped up stabs are unique enough and the bass is wonky enough to make this a staple in a lot of sets this year, especially with the vocals from Wrabel making their mark, as well.

Check out the full remix below!

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Source: Ray Volpe Drops Insane Remix Of Marshmello’s “Ritual”

Carbin Drops Heavy Promo Mix With Tons Of Delicious IDs

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 2:11pm

We’re a fan of heavy bass music here at Your EDM, so when the opportunity came to share this promo mix from up and coming producer Carbin, the choice was clear…

The 10-minute promo mix contains 8 fresh IDs from Carbin, including collaborations with MineSweepa, Lookas and Crizzly. Each track is ready-made for the dance floor and capable of crushing rib cages, so beware: eardrums might be broken with how loud you’ll be bumping this.

You should be seeing all of these tracks surface over the course of 2017… maybe a little more, who knows?

Listen to the mix below!

1. Carbin x MineSweepa – ID
2. Carbin x Crizzly x Prismo – ID
3. Carbin x Lookas – ID
4, Carbin ft. Trvma – ID
5. Carbin – ID
6. Carbin – ID
7. Carbin – ID
8. Carbin x Milz x Top $helf – ID

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Source: Carbin Drops Heavy Promo Mix With Tons Of Delicious IDs

Man Accused Of Masturbating In Crowd At Euphoria Festival

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 1:07pm

A man was arrested Sunday by Travis County police on suspicion of masturbating in a crowd at Euphoria Music and Camping Festival in Austin, Texas. Three attendees told security that the man in question rubbed his genitals while covering them with his shirt at the festival’s Element Stage on Sunday, according to the arrest affidavit.

The man, 39-year-old Reginald Charles Sanders, told the security who approached him that he didn’t do anything, according to the arrest report. Sanders now faces a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure.

He was placed in Travis County jail, but is no longer in custody.

According to the report, Sanders has been arrested twice before on exposure charges in Travis County.

 

Source: Statesman

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Source: Man Accused Of Masturbating In Crowd At Euphoria Festival

Your EDM Premiere: AlphaCub – Can’t Stand Still (10Digits Remix)

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 10:29am

It’s Good Friday so I highly doubt most of you guys will be awake as I’m writing this but nevertheless for those that are – let’s get your day started off the right way with this banging new remix from 10Digits of “Can’t Stand Still” by AlphaCub.

This official remix landed in my inbox and despite me not recognizing either artist, has since thoroughly been stuck in my head since I opened that email. Warm tropical influences flood in around AlphaCub’s lush vocals before we’re hit with a subtle future bass drop that retains the same mellow tropical influences from the beginning of the song.

Stream it below!

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Source: Your EDM Premiere: AlphaCub – Can’t Stand Still (10Digits Remix)

Chet Porter Releases Fresh New Remix of “Broccoli”

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 12:28am

Yesterday, “Broccoli” achieved the supremely rare status of a 5x platinum certification from the RIAA. Most critics would agree that the whimsical single by rappers D.R.A.M. and Lil Yachty was far and away one of 2016’s surprise hits establishing D.R.A.M. as a breakout hip-hop artist. Now, Chet Porter’s delivered an equally whimsical remix putting his unconventional video-game inspired synths to good use.

The transformed instrumental actually ends up turning the single what I would consider a better song than the original. The catchy synths and xylophone (?) complement both rappers’ flow with a quirky atmosphere and feel-good aesthetic that only Chet Porter could pull off.

Stream it below!

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Source: Chet Porter Releases Fresh New Remix of “Broccoli”

SWAGE – How We Do [Free Download]

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 8:54pm

Heavy trap crossed with breakbeat goodness? Yes, please. Expect all that and more from SWAGE’s latest single, “How We Do”. The new release merges indomitable lead screeches with fierce percussion and classic brass elements to complete a primetime rage anthem. Rest assured, you’ll be hearing more of this beast soon.

Grab the free download courtesy of Run The Trap, and check out what the pirate himself has to say about the new track.

“Been getting a lot of inspiration from new sounds I’ve been hearing lately. Been super into a lot of hard trap lately so I wanted to incorporate it into more of a breakbeat vibe.”

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Source: SWAGE – How We Do [Free Download]

Summer Set Music Festival Announces Their Initial Lineup with Zeds Dead, GRiZ, and More!

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 6:44pm

Back for its sixth year in a row, Summer Set Music Festival is here to ensure that you wrap up the summer in a proper way. Taking place August 11th to the 13th at its long time home of Somerset Amphitheater, attendee’s will be able to enjoy the sweet sounds of GRiZ’s saxophone, the heavy bass of Zeds Dead, and the melodic rhythms of Zedd as your headliners for the weekend!

But the talent doesn’t stop there, you’ll get the pleasure of catching other acts along the lines of Run the Jewels, Die Antwoord, RL Grime, Seven Lions, Snails, Destructo, and Wolfgang Gartner, to name a few. You can check out the full lineup, as well as watch the 2016 recap video, below!

Summer Set is known for its knack in mixing genre’s such as hip hop, indie, and electronic over the course of its three days and this year is no different. So be sure to snag your tickets while you still can and expierence React Presents’ only summer camping festival the right way!

Tickets are available here, on Summer Set’s website.


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Source: Summer Set Music Festival Announces Their Initial Lineup with Zeds Dead, GRiZ, and More!

The Chainsmokers’ New Album Has Received The Lowest User Rating On Metacritic This Year

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 6:34pm

We’ve already made our own thoughts on The Chainsmokers’ new album abundantly clear, but for the most part, the die hard fans are keeping their heads up and partying on, dumping praise and accolades on the release. However, critics are much harder to please and the album has received absolutely terrible scores according to Metacritic.

The platform, which aggregates scores across websites, gives Memories… Do Not Open a 43 out of 100, based on 7 critics from sites like Pitchfork and Rolling Stone, making it the second lowest scoring album of the year so far; only Canadian-rapper NAV’s self-titled album is below it, at a 42. Though, on the user side, things look much more bleak. Out of a total of 189 ratings, the album has received a score of 1.3, making it the lowest user-rated album of the year so far. For comparison, the next lowest score is for Ed Sheeran’s Divide, and even that received a comparatively generous 4.3

The Chainsmokers have had a rough go of it since the release of the album nearly a week ago, but their MDNO tour begins tonight in Miami … so we’ll just have to see how that goes. Based on the reviews of their opening night, we might see a lot of tickets on Stubhub in the morning.

 

H/T StereogumImage via Rukes.com

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Source: The Chainsmokers’ New Album Has Received The Lowest User Rating On Metacritic This Year

Aspire to Inspire 187: Hope For The Day

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 6:00pm

Every year suicide takes the precious lives of 800,000 people worldwide. It is the second leading cause of death for people ages 15-to-24 and in the U.S., the national rate is about a staggering 44,000 deaths by suicide each year, or approximately 121 suicide completions per day. Yet there are still stigmas that make creating conversations about suicide uncomfortable and sometimes even impossible for individuals who need help.

This is what Jonny Boucher wants to change with his organization, Hope For The Day (HFTD). We wanted to speak with Jonny about what HFTD means to him and why he wanted to make a difference through suicide prevention and mental health education. Jonny has been personally affected by suicide on multiple occasions. What prompted him to create HFTD was the suicide of his beloved mentor.

“The suicide of my friend and mentor, Mike Scanland, impacted me at a time where I personally felt lost in my career, but still wanted to utilize my passion for music, the arts, and community for the greater good, and not just worry about making myself money.  He was the catalyst behind me starting Hope For The Day and was number 9 on a list of 15 people that I have personally lost to suicide. Enough is enough.”

It was at this point that Jonny pledged to focus his efforts on suicide prevention and mental health education through self-expression platforms like music. Growing up, Jonny booked local punk and hardcore bands to play venues in his area. He felt that it gave people a place where they were welcomed and felt at home. He worked in the music industry wearing many hats until he realized his purpose with HFTD.

It was his love of music and the understanding that music is a platform to work through mental health issues that prompted Jonny to start projects like Music Saved My Life under the HFTD umbrella. Music Saved My life is a video series that highlights the personal stories of musicians and artists who have struggled with suicide and mental health issues. What prompted Jonny to start the project was…

“Knowing the connection people make with music, and creating an opportunity for people to hear more in-depth stories from their favorite musicians and influencers on how mental health has impacted their lives. And how music was the chosen outlet to express themselves, rather than self-harming. At the end of the day, it’s about letting fans know they are not alone.”

Music Saved My Life is only one of the ongoing projects that Jonny and the team busies themselves with. They also started the BEATKEEPERS Project as an educational platform focusing on empowering urban youth through musical and artistic expression. Jonny elaborated on the idea, saying,

“BEATKEEPERS was born out of the idea that Hope for the Day can provide music composition and education to at-risk youth as a tool to create social and emotional literacy, while also addressing current community issues that relate to Chicago street violence. It’s about being able to provide a home or safe space. Whether it’s a ‘one off’ or 6-week program, the end result we aim to achieve is letting youth know, whether it’s music, art, or anything positive, that they can find platforms to express themselves, as well as promote positive community-centric habits. “

It is through projects like Music Saved My Life and BEATKEEPERS that Jonny and his team are able to bring awareness to alternatives that allow people to work through their mental illnesses and ultimately prevent suicide or self-harm. HFTD, while starting these initiatives in Chicago, hopes to expand their reach and open their doors worldwide someday soon. When asked about the future, Jonny said,

“My goal is that Hope for the Day can partner and work with as many communities around the world and plant the unifying flag ‘it’s ok not to be ok.’ Suicide and mental health are human, global issues, and we will never stop at reaching out to as many people as possible.”

Their slogan, “it’s ok not to be ok” is one of comfort for many as it provides a space for people to explore their struggles without any judgment. It’s a beacon for those struggling with mental illness, suicide, or everyday life. It helps us recognize that we’re not alone.

If this story touched you and you want to get involved, HFTD makes it easy.

“Anyone can contact us directly through HFTD.org, or talk to one of our staff or volunteers at an event. We are a community-driven organization and realize that the fight against suicide and mental illness can’t be done by just us. It takes a community effort, and it only takes one person to break the silence in their community.”

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Aspire to Inspire 187: Hope For The Day

India’s Rave Destination State Goa Bans Late Night Music

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 4:24pm

India’s party hotspot Goa is cracking down on nightlife, as the local government attempts to clean up its notorious image as a rave destination.

The legendary all-night dance parties are banned, according to Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, as all loud music must be turned off at 10 pm. That’s an early night for party goers and tourists trying to let loose, and bad news for bars and clubs that stretch across the state’s beaches.

This news comes after a handful of suspicious deaths near popular party spots, one just last month. Parrikar also instructed police to crackdown on drugs, prostitution and illegal gambling in the state.

“These parties are against our culture. We need to stop them immediately,” Goa’s water resources minister Vinod Palyekar said.

 

Source: WION

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Source: India’s Rave Destination State Goa Bans Late Night Music

Calvin Harris Teases Follow Up To “Slide” And “Heatstroke”

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 3:53pm

There are two things we know about Calvin Harris music in 2017 for absolute certain. First, he’s going to release 10 singles this year. Second, they’re all going to be really “joyful” tracks. He’s already released the massively popular “Slide” with Migos and Frank Ocean, and he followed it up with “Heatstroke,” a collaboration of massive proportions with Pharrell, Ariana Grande and Young Thug.

As if that wasn’t enough, Harris has already started teasing his next single on Snapchat, calling “Slide” and “Heatstroke” parts one and two, respectively, with his next single being part 3. Whether this means his full 10 singles will all be within the same theme or scope, we don’t know. What we do know is that this next single is likely to feature another artist or two, or three, that we never saw coming.

Harris isn’t playing Coachella, so we’re sure how the festival will play with his release schedule. But in any case, we can expect the new song in 1-3 weeks for sure.

 

Image via Rukes.com

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Source: Calvin Harris Teases Follow Up To “Slide” And “Heatstroke”

Avicii Shares Video Of His Studio In Tuscany Being Built

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 3:52pm

When you have as much money and notoriety as Avicii, building a studio in a vineyard in Tuscany is just… something you do on a week day. Still, it’s no small undertaking and he just shared a video detailing the full process from start to finish.

Building a studio from scratch apparently requires a fair bit of lumber, as well as cloth and insulation to make things pretty and acoustically proper.

Either way, we know that Avicii’s third album is under way and we can’t wait to finally hear some new music from the Swede.

 

Image via Rukes.com

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Source: Avicii Shares Video Of His Studio In Tuscany Being Built

Your EDM Premiere: MOTi – The Game ft. Yton

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 3:02pm

MOTi is a producer known for his larger-than-life festival records, and has had such records heard across the worlds by millions. The Game is a step away from that sound, and we welcome it with open arms.

Starting off rather quickly with Yton’s phenomenal vocal, we’re instantly treated to feel-good instrumentation. With sounds reminiscent of 90’s pop, the analogue sounding drums accompanied by the funk of the bassline are sure to make anyone want to start dancing.

Instead of MOTi’s signature heavy “drop,” we’re treated with a melodic chorus. Falsetto vocal ad-libs, a strong melodic motif, and the same drums from the verse are present in place of a huge kick drum, aggressive super-saws and horns.

Although this is a step away from his older music, MOTi has brought forth a phenomenal pop record; a change that is refreshing and satisfying.

Stream and play The Game below:

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Source: Your EDM Premiere: MOTi – The Game ft. Yton

Tiësto Walks on the Dark Side with Kygo x Selena Gomez “It Ain’t Me” AFTR:HRS Remix

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 2:35pm

This year, Kygo and Selena Gomez teamed up for EDM-pop crossover track “It Ain’t Me” — one of the most streamed songs in the world right now!

But, as popular as the track is, it left us wanting something a little more. Throw Tiësto into the mix and it’s suddenly a banger!

Tiësto takes a walk on the darker side for a more club-appropriate version in his AFTR:HRS remix. Heavy bass dominates the track, and the lyrics seem to make more sense with a pounding house beat.

Who’s gonna walk you
Through the dark side of the morning?
Who’s gonna rock you
When the sun won’t let you sleep?

Tiësto dropped this track for the first time at Ultra Miami 2017, and now we can crank it whenever we want… Listen below, and check out the entire 50-track AFTR:HRS playlist here!

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Source: Tiësto Walks on the Dark Side with Kygo x Selena Gomez “It Ain’t Me” AFTR:HRS Remix

Win Tickets to the Indy 500 Snake Pit with Zedd, Marshmello, RL Grime, and More!

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 2:29pm

Race car’s and music, what else do you need? The Indy 500 Snake Pit is back once again to bring you the perfect Memorial Day weekend festivities! Joining forces once again, Coors Light and React Presents, are giving you the chance to be able to catch artists like Zedd, Marshmello, RL Grime, Action Bronson, Adventure Club, and more at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway!

Here at YourEDM we have been given the chance to get one of our readers and a friend into the event for FREE! That’s right, no strings attached, we just want you guys to have a good time. All you have to do is enter into the contest below and you’re all set. One winner will receive a pair (2) of tickets to both the Snake Pit (7am) and the Indy 500 race (12pm); the winner will be chosen on May 1st. And don’t forget, you can share to both Facebook and Twitter daily to gain more entries!

In case you don’t want to miss out on the fun than don’t worry, tickets are still available here!

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Source: Win Tickets to the Indy 500 Snake Pit with Zedd, Marshmello, RL Grime, and More!

Pierce Fulton Opens Up About Upcoming Album and Playing at Minus Zero

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 1:43pm

This weekend I was fortunate enough to go to Minus Zero Festival on Stratton Mountain in Vermont. The beautiful ski town was completely taken over by dance music fanatics ready to see some stellar acts perform. Pierce Fulton was one of the headliners, and I was able to catch up with him before his set. His set at the festival was a special one considering Stratton, VT is his hometown. I sat with him in the artist lounge, which was just upstairs from where he used to eat his chili after skiing.

We discussed his upcoming debut album and the release of his newest track “Life In Letters” over the course of the interview as well as some insightful production tips. Take a read for yourself:

How does it feel to be back in your hometown playing Minus Zero?

As one can imagine, it’s pretty crazy. The thing is the scale of this kind of festival going on and where we are…how I came into electronic music growing up from here…It still doesn’t quite make sense to me. I was skiing today and heard some house song, it was a Martin Garrix song or something, and I was like WTF is going on! This is crazy! This is a mountain I’ve been going to for almost 20 years. I’ve been going here since I was like five years old. I moved here when I was really young, so I grew up here, went to high school here, went to college here, and now there’s a full blown festival that I can play at, next to the snowboard school where I learned how to snowboard. It’s very weird in the best way possible. Second year in a row, it still doesn’t make sense to me yet, but it’s…even where we’re doing this interview, I used to eat fucking chili downstairs every year because they have the best chili in a bread bowl here. It’s so funny.

So I’m sure you have a lot of friends in the audience then?

I saw some people today that I went to highschool with and I was like holy crap. I live in LA now and I don’t really see anyone I went to school with since a lot of them are still on the east coast. I have a few old friends in LA, but I don’t just run into people I went to high school with. Even last year, I remember looking at the crowd and I was like OMG I know you, I know you, I know you. My high school music teacher was in the crowd just having a great time. It was fucking nuts.

I remember a while back when I was getting into production, you had posted a video of you recording a burp and it went viral. On your upcoming album are there any bodily sounds that you recorded?

It’s funny because the way I’ve progressed as a producer is I feel like I went from the traditional route of learning all the right things to do. Then I started trying to get into recording things and following all the rules with that. Then I hit this breaking point where I was just like fuck it. Half the stuff on my album is recorded on my iPhone. I remember I was mastering one of my songs with a professional engineer, sometimes I like to master my songs in a studio because it helps, and he’s like ‘damn these hi-hats sound so good, what mic were you using?’ And I was like an iPhone 7 and he was like ‘are you fucking kidding me?!’ That’s how so many of these younger kids are getting so good at producing. They learn these tricks and you can turn any sound into something that sounds like a fucking beautifully recorded instrument. I know kids that have strings or guitars in their songs and they’re all made from one sound that’s just resampled. If you know how to work it in the right way it’s insane. Dudes like Louis The Child, those guys just know how to craft every sound and it’s just so interesting to hear how they make music. I feel like they came in a generation of producers that really understand the software that everyone is using now, whereas I get a new plugin and I’m like oh fuck this is so advanced I don’t know what I’m doing. But a lot of these kids grew up with that and I’m feeling old. I’m 24 and I’m feeling old! It’s really cool, it’s inspiring to hear all these new sounds, it’s exciting to see where production is going. Things are getting a lot more minimal, a lot more creative and people are lot more crafty. It’s very inspiring. But yeah, I like to record a lot of weird sounds that aren’t really professionally recorded because it’s fun.

“Life In Letters” came out this past Friday. How does that feel to have a single from the album out?

It’s awesome. It’s my first song of the year. I’ve had so much fucking music sitting and I always want to just put it out.

Is the one coming out at the end of April considered a single from the album as well?

So what’s cool is the album is done technically. It’s nine songs right now. Two of them I might replace because part of me feels like if there’s something brand new on the album it will help it feel more alive to me. There’s something about when you just finish a song and it releases six months later…it’s hard for you to embrace the song because it feels so old. It’s kind of like having leftovers. It’s as if you made this beautiful meal and left it overnight and ate it the next day. It’s still good, but there’s a certain feeling to it sometimes. So I’m really pressuring myself to put something completely new and fresh out and delivering it like two weeks before it comes out. It’s the first album I’ve ever done. It’s a crazy process because the entire thing is written by me, some by my girlfriend, and one song with my old friend NVDES who was on Borrowed Lives. So I have another song with him on the new album and a few songs with my girlfriend and that’s it. So it’s very homegrown. It’s all from one melting pot and I like that. I know a lot of people work with so many writers and I get that might help sometimes, but to me it’s like anxiety. I don’t want to have to keep working with more people and keep asking for shit. I just rather get it all done, go through all the hard work myself, and the have a good outcome where it feels 100% organic.

I feel like you channeled that organic vibe with Borrowed Lives

Yea, and I’m trying to just keep pushing that while also catering to my old sound. Even with my song “Life In Letters”, a lot of kids were like ‘what happened to the Kuaga sound?’. It’s funny because Tiesto actually played one of the songs from the album on his Club Life Radio show and a few people have put it on YouTube and I don’t really care. When you own all your own music and there’s no label being like ‘take it down’ I don’t fucking care if it’s on YouTube. I want people to listen to it. It doesn’t matter if they pay for it as long as they’re listening I’m happy. So people complain and are like ‘what about Kuaga’ and all that and I just link them to that YouTube rip of Tiesto and I’m like don’t worry it’s coming on the album. I try to make everyone happy and make myself happy. I want to keep pushing my sound, but I also don’t want to be one of those artists that’s like whatever this is all old to me and I’m moving on to this new thing. No, I came from somewhere and I want to keep that in my music.

So are you going to play any live instrumentation tonight?

Still too soon for live instrumentation in my sets. I’m hoping this album will push it in that direction so that by fall I’m going to be doing a fully live tour. Tonight, my girlfriend is actually singing on a song during my set, so I’m trying to incorporate more live stuff already. It’s hard to get electronic fans onboard with live stuff. It’s very very difficult. It’s a good thing though, because it means people are passionate about the music that they like and that’s important. Because if they’re just like ‘oh whatever he’s not doing that anymore’ I would kind of be like…it’s like your ex girlfriend that you still kind of want and they don’t want you. It’s like fuck I lost ‘em. So I definitely want to keep catering to both. So if I were to go out and do a full live show a lot of people would be like WTF is going on. So I’m going to try and do it in the most polite way possible. My job is very easy and I love it. It’s so fun and very relaxing to me. Doing these DJ shows is so fun and amazing to me, but it’s hard to navigate listeners in a certain way. It can be touchy. Porter Robinson did it and he did it in a way where, I’m sure some people are still a little angry that he doesn’t make electro anymore, but he took so much time and put so much passion into his album that his listeners were like ‘ok, I get this I’m on board.’ Not everyone can do that, it’s impossible almost. You have to be in the right place at the right time and do it before everyone else. It’s every man for himself. So it’s exciting and that’s the best part of it all. I could have kept doing progressive house, and I still am doing progressive house, but I don’t know where that would have got me. I might have just kept doing the same thing and kept gliding along. Until you change something you’re going to get the same thing. But at the same time if you change too much you could totally lose it all. So navigating that fine line is where the exciting part comes from and I think that’s where I’m getting into now.

I think Borrowed Lives was a good intro to that…

Yeah, and a lot of fans were kind of like ‘oh shit I like this but I miss your old stuff.’ Good, because now I’m going to give you some of the old stuff. And the song that came out yesterday, “LIfe in Letters” is me singing and little bit of my girlfriend on top.

It was really a perfect blend of both old and new…

Thank you. It’s still a dance song, it still has a four on the floor kick and it has a dance feel but it’s fucking art and fun.

What are you excited to play in your set tonight?

I think there is a big Bassnectar and Griz fan presence here so I think I just need to read the crowd. The fun thing about being a DJ is that you can just read the crowd. A lot of people forget that and they play the same set. It’s tough to find new music all the time because you can get stuck in your little wormhole. When I made my new album, I didn’t listen to anything for a long time but I’m still excited tonight to test a few songs out and if they go shitty I’ll just be like oh fuck I need to play something big right now and bring everyone back.

Do you think you’re going to release the album with a label at all?

It’s 100% independent. The coolest thing is “Life in Letters” is 100% my song. There are no other people involved, there is no label. So every single person that buys that song is actually contributing to me, the artist that made it. So there’s no bullshit in between, there’s no label, there are no writers, there are no producers, there are no engineers. It’s 100% made by me which I’m happy about. It’s one of my first songs ever that is 100% me. Writing, producing, singing, so it feels good. I feel like I’m finally where I want to be in terms of being a musician.

Can you tell us a bit about Potential Fun?

My brother has a management company called Potential Fun which happens to be my initials, so the label is now Potential Fun. Potential Fun is just about when you work hard, it’s potentially going to be fun. So that’s why you work. So keep it fun. His aspirations are to craft artists to be doing what they actually want to be doing, but he also wants them to be successful in their careers. It’s all about the potential fun you can have. And that’s the whole motto behind this album as well. I had some help with the art from this friend of mine in Montreal. I sent her a photo from my friend that is 4 versions of me laying down in the grass and she did this art interpretation. Then I designed the artwork around it. So even slightly designing the artwork is so rewarding. I even fucked it up, the rectangle around it is a little off but I love it because I did it and messed it up so it was like fuck Pierce you idiot. It’s great to work with friends and do everything yourself and keep it in the family.

 

Photos in article by Chloe Banning | Featured Photo by James Coletta

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Pierce Fulton Opens Up About Upcoming Album and Playing at Minus Zero

This 82-Year-Old Dumpling Chef Has A Techno DJ Alter Ego [VIDEO]

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 1:05pm

Al Jazeera posted a heartwarming video to its Facebook page today, detailing the life of 82-year-old dumpling cook Sumiko Iwamuro and her monthly late-night gig DJing techno heaters in Japan’s red light district.

According to Sumiko herself, the jazz and classical melodies she infuses with the techno add interest and uniqueness to her sets. Even the fans, young as they may be, say the energy of Sumiko’s performances extends far past the boundaries of age.

Sumiko began DJing in her 70’s, the video says, after spending a year learning the practice at a DJing school. The most important part of her shows, she says, is making sure the audience is enjoying themselves.

In the video, Sumiko is shown crafting dumplings in the Chinese restaurant she owns with her brother during the day, and playing a packed nightclub once the sun goes down. Watch below.

 

H/T: Stoney Roads

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Source: This 82-Year-Old Dumpling Chef Has A Techno DJ Alter Ego [VIDEO]

Chicago’s Own, Porn N’ Chicken, Move Their Iconic Monday Night Party to The MID

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 12:52pm

If you have been in the city of Chicago for any amount of time then you have probably heard of Porn N’ Chicken and in case you haven’t, well, where have you been? The famed local trio have been tearing up the decks together for some time now but they’re not only known for that, they’ve been throwing one of the craziest Monday night parties that this city has ever seen! For the past seven years the Porn N’ Chicken dance party has called Evil Olive its home, that is, until now.

Starting this Monday, April 17th, the Porn N’ Chicken dance party will be calling The MID its new home; owned by React Presents. PNC is known for bringing in some amazing guest talent for these parties and this coming Monday is no different with ETC!ETC! and SNAVS! kicking things off.

With the combination of the long standing reputation by PNC as the no 1. dance party in Chicago and The MID’s acclaim to being in the Top 100 Nightclubs in the World there is no telling what crazy antics are going to come from this new relationship.

Don’t miss out on the kick off party and get your tickets now while you still can! They’re available here!

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Source: Chicago’s Own, Porn N’ Chicken, Move Their Iconic Monday Night Party to The MID

Covex – In My Head (Free Download)

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:43am

Melodic master and Denver-native Covex has continued to stun with his latest releases in 2017.

Just off his rendition of Bon Iver’s classic “Woods,” and his hit release “Hiraeth” on Gravitas Recordings, Covex returns with the independent release of his single “In My Head.” An indie melodic blend of smooth percussion and moving vocals, Covex combines high energy leads and melodies with his own tantalizing vocal prowess for an instantly catchy indie melodic track that will have you dancing around your room singing the chorus again and again. Combining organic instrumentation with his signature stylings, “In My Head” shows a positive direction of innovation for the producer and we cannot wait to hear more.

Make sure to check out the single below and grab the free download while you can!

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Covex – In My Head (Free Download)

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