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3LAU & Audien Open Up In Latest Head to Head Interview With Insomniac

Your EDM - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 5:31pm

Insomniac has an interview series called Head to Head, with each ‘episode’ bringing two of the best names from any and every genre together in a single interview. Guys like Caspa Rusko and Slander NGHTMRE have taken the Head to Head challenge, sharing priceless information and insight about their respective scenes and more in very in-depth interviews. The newest duo to be interviewed is 3LAU Audien, two young veterans of the EDM rise that will actually be performing together for the first time at the upcoming Nocturnal Wonderland early next month.

The two touched on a number of subjects, including their upcoming b2b and the struggles of the business side of the industry. They are longtime friends, so the interview flowed very naturally and the two seem to really understand each other’s vision. They revealed they have a collab coming out, which they describe as “something people [understand], but it’s not like anything anyone has heard before.” However, they say the business side is causing delays, so a solid release date is not given. Fans can expect to hear it during their b2b at Nocturnal, as 3LAU confirmed that they will be playing it live during their set.

Talking about that upcoming set and why he decided to perform with Audien, 3LAU had this to say:

Yes, we do press buttons, but the art form is what our selection is. People who go to a rave aren’t paying to see a live band; they are paying for the experience, and Insomniac has been at the forefront of providing that experience. It’s the DJ’s job to augment that experience, and a b2b set is something fresh for people to experience and really see how we can perform.

He really hit the nail right on the head with that answer. The overall experience of a festival or show really is the most important aspect, and a rare b2b with two very popular DJs is something that will truly augment the fans’ experiences. They also touched on the possibility of a mini-tour together, saying they would make sure the shows were as intimate as possible to give fans the ultimate experience.

The duo also spoke about experimenting with their sound, as they claimed their upcoming track was something we’ve never heard before. They have long been considered ‘progressive house’ producers, but they are seeking to break those barriers and cross over into broader territories. To put it in Audien’s own words:

As an artist, you have to evolve. If I play the same stuff over and over, I get bored, too; it’s not fun for me. We’ve been put in a box of progressive house for the last year or two, and we want to make shit that inspires us. Like, our new song is so different; that’s what’s exciting for both of us. If we want to last as producers and not just be a fad, we have to adapt. We can’t keep doing the same thing over and over.

It seems like fans should expect some very new and exciting sounds from Audien and 3LAU in their upcoming releases. The two have amassed massive followings over the years and understand what their fans want, so what they have in store has us very excited.

My only question is why they aren’t calling their b2b “3LAUdien”, but what do I know?

You can check out their full answers in the whole interview HERE.

 

[H/T: Insomniac]

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: 3LAU & Audien Open Up In Latest Head to Head Interview With Insomniac

Steve Aoki to be cryogenically frozen when he dies

Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 5:19pm

Steve Aoki feeds off attempting the impossible. In his own Netflix documentary, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, viewers gain a window into the cake-throwing personality’s non-stop, jet-setting lifestyle of playing over 300 shows a year and touching every corner of the world in the process. Aoki recently sat down for a follow-up interview with Rolling Stone to talk about the documentary, his upcoming collaborations, and his personal quest for immortality that includes having his body cryogenically frozen.

Aoki revealed he has already arranged for his body to be cryogenically frozen once he passes in hopes of science either reviving him full-form or implanting his brain into a computer. He will pay around $220,000 to Arizona’s Alcor Life Extension Foundation to preserve his body at sub-zero temperatures in hopes that science will advance enough to bring him back to life at a later date.

You can read the full interview on Rolling Stone here.

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Dillon Francis & Flosstradamus Make It Official, Bring Dillstradamus To Los Angeles

Your EDM - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 4:02pm

Dillstradamus is a thing that has generally only happened on Holy Ship!. Those who have been aboard the coveted festival cruise are aware of how difficult it is to get a spot year after year, and so those shows have been all the more cherished and special. Now, however, Dillon Francis and Flosstradamus are bringing the show back to land and they’re going big.

The first date in Los Angeles has already sold out, and despite the trailer calling it “one night only,” a second night has already been added. This is sure to be a show that you do not want to miss.

Get tickets at http://dillstradamus.com.

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Dillon Francis & Flosstradamus Make It Official, Bring Dillstradamus To Los Angeles

The DA Hot 25: August 24, 2016

Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 3:54pm

The DA Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand­-delivering you with the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar, Dancing Astronaut brings you 25 carefully selected records that reflect what’s happening in our world.

This week saw high-profile remixes from Diplo, Galantis, Cheat Codes; head-turning breakout releases from newcomers like Kid Froopy, White Machine, Filous & MOUNT; and artistic exploration from Audien, Jerry Folk, and Skrillex. Additionally, we’ve provided our picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.

The Heat of the Week: Audien – Crazy Love (feat. Deb’s Daughter)

The Grammy-nominated, Audien, leaves his festival-ready progressive house style behind to experiment with more jubilent dance-pop moods in his new single, “Crazy Love,” featuring Deb’s Daughter.

The Breakout Select: Kid Froopy – Bb (Four Missed Text)

Growing online collective, Moving Castle, saves their best release of the summer for last with newcomer Kid Froopy’s cut “Bb (Four Missed Tex).” Subtly lacing the pop-based vocals and guitar strums with sounds of the URL world, Kid Froopy shines bright.

Tune in each Wednesday, exclusively on Apple Music, where The DA Hot 25 debuts weekly on our curator page.

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Listen to Paul Kalkbrenner’s 3-part ‘Back to the Future’ mix series

Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 3:51pm

Paul Kalkbrenner is, by definition, a living legend of our scene. The Berlin techno giant has been winning over crowds since the late ’90s, and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Earlier this year, Kalkbrenner broke ground by becoming the first pure techno act to perform on Tomorrowland’s main stage. Outside of the accomplishment, he’s continued to make homage to his minimal techno roots through a well-received mixtape series titled Back to the Future.

The series serves as Paul’s history of electronic music arriving in Berlin, and captures a brief but significant window between 1990 and 1993. To create the mixtapes, Paul dug up 5,000 songs from his childhood — mostly via YouTube — refurbishing many of them for his 3-part series. The tracks span everything from trance, to techno, to breaks, and are mixed together fluidly by Kalkbrenner himself.

Last week, Kalkbrenner unveiled the final leg of Back to the Future. Listen to the full trilogy below, with a special message from Paul describing the endeavor:

Over Christmas 2014 I needed a break from recording
my album, searching online for a song I recalled from
my youth, I fell into a rabbit hole of thousands of
YouTube playlists and posts, rediscovering the songs
my friends and I would gather and listen to as
13 & 14 yr olds every Saturday in East Berlin on Radio DT64
(now Berlin’s Radio Fritz).

I stumbled back to the future, collecting over 5000 songs
on YouTube, learning for the first time the artists behind
the songs we heard almost 25 years ago.

The forthcoming trilogy is the result of 18 month
of building edits from YouTube recordings and stitching
them together off-line. I could not include every song,
nor indeed even the entire tracks from this small period
until 1993, so this is my personal history of electronic
music arriving in Berlin.

This trilogy will not be sold, it was a labor of love,
born of nostalgia and made for sharing.

Paul

Steve Aoki Reveals He Has Plans To Be Cryogenically Frozen

Your EDM - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 3:46pm

Steve Aoki is definitely an eccentric dude, no two ways around that. His latest admission, however, borders on science fiction and we’re honestly a little bit jealous. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Aoki revealed that he’s got a $220,000 USD contract with the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. In other words, he’s going to be cryogenically frozen.

The procedure would have apparently been cheaper if he opted to only freeze his head, like the CEO of the company is planning, but Aoki wants to be fully reanimated if technology ever gets to that point – he assumes around 200 years from now, that could be the case.

So let your grandchildren know, if EDM ever dies down, the next big boom will be in the 2200s.

H/T Exclaim Photo by: World Redeye

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Steve Aoki Reveals He Has Plans To Be Cryogenically Frozen

Electric Daisy Carnival is headed to India this year

Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:35pm

Insomniac’s largest music festival series, Electric Daisy Carnival, is set to debut in India this November, according to a company-issued press release. Since departing its original Los Angeles location in 2011, EDC has expanded beyond its flagship Las Vegas location to Mexico, Brazil, England, and more. Insomniac’s introduction of EDC in Delhi, India marks the brand’s entrance into South East Asia’s growing dance music market.

According to Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella, the newest EDC edition will be a “multidimensional music experience” that honors India’s traditional culture and charms the country’s dance music scene, which grew from its nightclub lifestyle.

The forthcoming festival, which takes place November 12 and 13, will be Asia’s first official EDC, since Insomniac postponed the Tokyo edition, which was supposed to take place last month.

H/T: Huffington Post India

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Electronic Daisy Carnival India Is Officially A Go!

Your EDM - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:03pm

Back in May, which we can hardly believe was already three months ago, Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac Events and father to Electric Daisy Carnival, let slip in an interview that EDC’s next destination would be on the massive subcontinent of India.

Today, via a press release, Insomniac has confirmed the location and dates for EDC India this year: the festival will take place in Delhi on November 12 and 13. Insomniac claims that it will be the largest dance music event “ever witnessed in the country,” consisting of international artists and local ones.

“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated by the country’s colorful and exotic culture,” said Pasquale Rotella. “I know it’s a place where the magic of EDC can come alive in a truly unique way.”

Insomniac partnered with promoters Only Much Louder, responsible for the NH7 Weekender festivals as well as the comedy festival Stage Forty Two. OML’s CEO Vijay Nair was quoted as saying: “There are very few festivals that every EDM fan in the world talks about. Once I witnessed EDC in Las Vegas, I could see why. I have never seen a festival of this scale so beautifully executed. We can’t wait to bring that experience to Indian fans and blow their minds.”

Specific details about the line-up, ticket prices, and venue(s) are yet to be revealed.

 

via HuffPo India

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Electronic Daisy Carnival India Is Officially A Go!

Ariana Grande Sued Over Track Written With David Guetta

Your EDM - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:54pm

Ariana Grande is the latest musician to face a lawsuit over an alleged stolen track. Alex Greggs is suing over her track “One Last Time,” written by David Guetta, Savan Kotecha, Giorgio Tuinfort, Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk.

Greggs alleges that Grande and Guetta used portions of his song “Takes All Night,” which he wrote for Skye Stevens in 2012. He claims that Grande took memorable parts of his song and used it for her chorus. Greggs is seeking a cut of the profits from the infringing song.

Listen to the two tracks below.

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Ariana Grande Sued Over Track Written With David Guetta

Modestep x Trolley Snatcha – Sing (Spag Heddy Remix)

Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:53pm

Spag Heddy is fresh off his original “Swarm” and shows no intention of slowing down his output. The bass producer’s next work arrives from the remix territory; a rendition of Modestep’s “Sing.” Like Spag Heddy’s previous remixes, on records such as The Chainsmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down,” percussion is served in heavy doses, leaving little trace of the original elements before it, and for the better. Such is the case with Spag’s take on “Sing” — a spin with elements blown larger and paced quicker than would be expected.

fabric starts campaign to save club from closure

Resident Advisor - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:42pm
The London venue's license review hearing happens on September 6th.

Chicago Venues Facing Possible Discriminatory Taxation For Not Booking “Live Cultural Performances”

Your EDM - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:13pm

A group of small music venues in the city of Chicago have come under fire after Cook County began efforts to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes due to their lack of “live cultural performances,” according to recent reports from Resident Advisor and the Chicago Reader. The city has claimed these venues should not be able to avoid the three percent tax on cover and ticket fees that other live music venues have the benefit of ignoring.

People like Pat Doerr, president of the Hospitality Business Association of Chicago, and Bruce Finkelman, managing partner of popular venue Beauty Bar, have said that they’ve had to equip their venues with lawyers in order to face the years worth of amusement taxes, some totaling up to $200,000.

What makes the incident especially damning for genres like electronic music, rock, grunge and rap is their distance from the county’s formal definition of “fine art”: “any of the disciplines which are commonly regarded as part of the fine arts, such as live theater, music, opera, drama, comedy, ballet, modern or traditional dance, and book or poetry readings.”

A spokesperson for Chicago venues Smart Bar and Metro described the county’s outdated perspective on more modern movements in music.

“These recent county audits take an exceptionally dated view of modern music and DJ performances. This grave misunderstanding of DJ music’s cultural importance as a fine art will probably be resolved in the venues’ favor. But until then, this fight will divert venues’ time and money from artist development and growing modern forms of music in and around Chicago.”

Some, like CFO of 16″ on Center David Giron, believe that the county is attempting to use small music venues as a way to compensate for its lack of funding. If an amusement tax is enforced on such intimate nightlife establishments, Dancing Astronaut points out that many could quickly go out of business.

 

H/T: Dancing Astronaut

Sources: Chicago Reader, Resident Advisor

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Chicago Venues Facing Possible Discriminatory Taxation For Not Booking “Live Cultural Performances”

Fabric to reassess safety procedures in light of drug-related deaths

Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:07pm

As a response to the recent loss of two clubgoers, Fabric has pledged to reevaluate its safety procedures in an effort to reduce harm and prevent drug-related crime onsite.

Earlier this month, the UK nightclub was forced to temporarily shut its doors while officials investigated the passing of two 18-year-old males. Fabric’s license was rescinded for 28 days until next steps are identified, during which time a number of DJs came together on Twitter to defend Fabric’s honor as a sacred component of London’s nightlife. Sadiq Khan, the city’s mayor, also stepped up to the plate urging the Metropolitan Police, Islington Council and Fabric’s management to brainstorm solutions.

Read Fabric’s full statement below.

Following the tragic incidents that recently occurred at our venue, we wanted to extend our thoughts and condolences to the family and friends of those concerned. We pride ourselves on running a safe venue, and we feel extremely saddened by the events that have taken place in recent weeks.The safety of our customers is our number one priority. Since we opened our doors in 1999, we have always worked closely with the police and the licensing authority in adopting the most effective known techniques to reduce harm and prevent drug-related crime on our premises and we continue to look at new ways we can improve our processes. We currently have comprehensive drug reduction policies in place, including a pioneering system with the police to log and handover any drugs we confiscate.We recognise that illegal drugs are a particular issue in the clubbing sphere which many venues like ours have challenges in addressing. We have zero tolerance to drugs on the premises and, as recently as December last year, we were described by District Judge Allison in a court judgement as a “beacon of best practice” in managing this issue.We know there are always areas where we can improve, and, following the recent tragic deaths, we are undertaking a thorough review of the lessons we can learn. As part of this we are independently reviewing all of our procedures to ensure that we have the best possible processes in place to keep our customers safe.As acknowledged by the Mayor of London, clubs are a central part of the night time economy and London’s music and creative industry and they are in real danger of extinction. We hope to work constructively with the police and the London Borough of Islington to ensure that, in providing the safest possible environment for music-lovers, we continue to operate after nearly two decades as a leading part of the London club scene.We’d also like to say a huge thank you to all of you that have shown your support over the last couple of weeks, it really does mean a lot.

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DJ Shadow and Run The Jewels get political with ‘Nobody Speak’ video

Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:05pm

Rap mavericks Run The Jewels made a killer cameo on DJ Shadow‘s stellar LP The Mountain Will FallDJ Shadow soon returned the favor, appearing onstage during the duo’s Coachella set to perform the track, “Nobody Speak.”

Yesterday, a series of posters appeared on the social media showing the trio in satirical political campaign posters with slogans like “I Ain’t Lying!” and “Unmentionably Fresh!”

#NobodySpeak

A photo posted by DJ Shadow (@djshadow) on Aug 23, 2016 at 3:21pm PDT

Today, the video has arrived and it’s a hilarious effort involving a boardroom of subtly savage diplomats, all three musicians, and even a live pig. Needless to say, what begins with the suits lip-syncing the tracks lyrics quickly escalates into ungovernable melee. The action, directed by music video master Sam Pilling, is a hilarious piece of satire that roasts both sides of the aisle.

“We wanted to make a positive, life-affirming video that captures politicians at their election-year best,” said DJ Shadow in a press release. “We got this instead.”

Says Killer Mike of the action: “It’s such a dope video. It’s what I really wish Drumpf and Hillary would just do and get it over with… And even in that fight I think Hillary would win — and that’s not an endorsement.

H/T: NPR

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Mau5trap 100 to feature remixes from deadmau5, Feed Me, Lane 8 and more

Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:45pm

Mau5trap has revealed the tracklist for the label’s forthcoming 100th release via a cryptic photo posted to the label’s Twitter account. The release, which is expected to be a full remix EP of deadmau5’s classic “Strobe,” includes .wav files with titles that appear to read “bo55 mix,” “little green man mix,” “BG mix,” and “8 mix.”

While the official names have not been confirmed, based on mau5trap’s roster and guest appearances on mau5trap’s Beats 1 radio show, the remixes in question appear to be from deadmau5, Feed Me, BlackGummy, and Lane 8, respectively. Other artists might include previous mau5trap collaborators Monstergetdown (“mgd mix”), Oliver Winter (“new winters mix”), and Com Truise (“ct mix”).

Deadmau5’s dedicated subreddit, r/deadmau5, has speculated on the below tracklist:

1. Deadmau5
2. Feed Me
3. Com Truise
4. ?
5. Lane 8
6. Rezz? ATTLAS? .___.
7. BlackGummy
8. Monstergetdown
9. ^
10. Oliver Winters

The EP has no announced release date at the moment.

 

Deadmau5 previously shared his own rework, “Eborts,” (“Strobe” spelled backwards), which subsequently appeared in many of his live sets. It’s highly possible this will serve as his contribution to Mau5trap 100.

Over the weekend, Kill the Noise shared a video of Feed Me dropping his remix to “Strobe,” which can be seen below:

pic.twitter.com/gfac4epwWH

— ᵏ†ᶰ (@killthenoise) August 20, 2016

Funk legend George Clinton joins Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label

Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:32pm

While he is pursuing a new career as a film director, Flying Lotus isn’t neglecting his role as the head of his Brainfeeder label. The idiosyncratic producer recently took to Twitter to announce that funk legend George Clinton would be joining the likes of Mr. Oizo, Thundercat, and Tokimonsta on his roster of artists.

Clinton’s career skyrocketed in the 1970’s when he lead the seminal funk bands Parliament and Funkadelic, pioneering the P-Funk sound and demonstrating a keen eye for talent. After launching a solo career in 1981, Clinton has been consistently productive, with his last album dropping in 2008. Clinton is expected to drop an album on the imprint next year, and while few details were given in regards to the release, fans can be assured of its funk bona fides.

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Limitless – Castles (feat. RORA) [Uprise Music] [Free Download]

Your EDM - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:24pm

This is already the second time this month that producer Limitless has chosen to collaborate with vocalist RORA and while that might seem like overkill I can assuredly tell you that it’s not.

A brief scan of Limitless’ SoundCloud will tell you that with each passing release the producer just gets better and better. This latest single showcases RORA’s smooth vocals in tandem with frantic production. The track is decidedly vocal-driven and Limitless does a great job with smooth vocal edits and chops through the entirety of the single.

Stream below and pick up the free download here!

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Limitless – Castles (feat. RORA) [Uprise Music] [Free Download]

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Resident Advisor - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:18pm
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Resident Advisor - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 11:45am
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