Carl Cox will be taking the decks at Space Ibiza for the last time ever at 6pm EST today, marking the end to his historic 15-year residency at the club. To celebrate the occasion, the icon announced a week ago that he’d be playing an all-vinyl set at the venue for the first time in over a decade.
While only a privileged few get to attend the legendary event in person, luckily the rest of us will be able to experience the next best thing: a live stream of the event, thanks to Be-At.tv. The stream will begin at 4:10pm EST and will carry on throughout the entirety of Carl’s performance. Tune in below to watch as dance music history unfolds.
Music streaming giant Spotify has teamed up with dating app Tinder to make it easier for users to discover who their potential dates are listening to regularly. Formerly, music interests were implied based on which bands and artists users ‘Like’ on Facebook, but now Tinder account holders can select their favorite song, or an ‘anthem,’ to host directly on their profile.
To experience the full scope of the partnership, users must have both a Tinder and Spotify account. While non-Spotify users will be able to preview anthems, only individuals with profiles across both platforms will be able to choose an anthem. Syncing a Spotify account will also enable you to add your favorite artists to your profile to enhance the match-making process.
Back in July, we teamed up with WAVO for a remix competition to Philip Mikal’s electro-tinged vocal single, “Waiting 4,” featuring Ola. The Swedish producer delivered a cheery crossover hit ripe with remix potential.
While there were no shortage of compelling submissions, Barcelona producer DayBeat ultimately took the top honors, transforming Mikal’s summer anthem into a funky house rendition. DayBeat compliments the original’s stirring vocals with a vigorous bassline, propelling the track forward with a relentless groove — the result of which in a surefire dancefloor smash.
Check out DayBeat’s winning submission below:
Spotify and Tinder have just announced a new partnership, which will allow users of the mobile dating app to select their personal “anthem” for their profile. Oh, how the glory days of Myspace songs have returned!
The new feature will not require a Spotify account to listen to profile anthems, however, users can choose to sync their Spotify accounts, allowing potential matches to see which artists and music they might share in common.
The update goes into effect today, and you can check out the video below to see it in action. However realistic the portrayal may be, we don’t recommend Tinder at work, and flash mob backup dancers aren’t guaranteed.
Tipsy Records is back in action to show us their their latest offering, “Give Me Back Tonight,” a melody-infused pop house track featuring stellar vocals from Tammy Infusino.
The collaborative production from artists Nik Ernst and Nick Peters brings an unforgettable vibe to this track. “Give Me Back Tonight” finds the perfect groove and well thought out melodies that stand out from the static. These artists are bringing a distinctly fresh sound, ensuring “Give Me Back Tonight” will continue to make waves on Tipsy Records for the foreseeable future. Grab the limited free download today, and stay tuned for its release in stores and on Spotify.
This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Nik Ernst & Nick Peters – Give Me Back Tonight (feat. Tammy Infusino) [Tipsy Records]
Rising dubstep producer Oolacile has been making some huge waves recently, attracting the attention of some serious players in the scene. One of his most notable supporters is none other than the godfather of American dubstep 12th Planet, who is releasing Oolacile’s Expansion EP tomorrow via his notorious SMOG Records. Your EDM is lucky enough to premiere one of the EP’s tracks early, a massive collab with MurDa that really shows off the producers respective styles, while fully encapsulating the sound SMOG works so hard to curate.
Oolacile and MurDa start things off with an ominous intro that immediately sets up the dark feel “Imposter” brings along with it. They waste no time dropping the bass, as a short and simple build takes us straight into the madness. Mechanical synths devoid of over-complication take over; Oolacile and MurDa managed to craft what seems to be a single layer of synths capable of a full-bodied sound. The two could have added screeching highs or other elements to fill in the empty spaces, but expertly realized the spaces fit perfectly with the vibe “Imposter” sets up and leave little to be desired.
Stream the track below and be sure to pre-order the full EP (out tomorrow) HERE!
This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Your EDM Premiere: Oolacile & MurDa – Imposter [Forthcoming Expansion EP]
A little over a week ago, crowds gathered for the 2016 iteration of Bestival — the 2015 winner of the UK Festival Award for “Best Major Festival” — which went down on the Isle of Wight, England. Headlining The Spaceport stage alongside Carl Cox and Diplo was veteran DJ Fatboy Slim, who Pete Tong describes as “the king of the festival circuit.”
His set, which Pete Tong released recently as a new BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, brought his usual high level of energy and extreme danceability. The 2-hour set was full of classics and new releases alike in true Fatboy Slim fashion, blending the two cleverly by mashing them up on-the-fly.
In the pre-show interview with Pete Tong, Fatboy Slim stated he wanted to play a set that was “a bit darker and dirtier” than normal. For almost the entire second hour, he departs from electro house for a jaunt of tech house and similar styles.
Stream Fatboy Slim’s new Essential Mix from the BBC1 Radio website.
In quintessential Baauer form, the young Brooklynite emerged to drop his debut record in March, Aa — a strong contender for electronic album of the year — and then essentially disappeared again. Following the usual press junket that goes along with an album release, Baauer went silent after his Essential Mix but now appears to back and bearing gifts. Following the first episode of a newly announced Beats 1 radio show, Baauer comes through with a new original piece, “How Can You Tell Me When It’s Done?,” doling out the new tune free of charge, perhaps to inform fans that Aa wasn’t all he had up his sleeve.
Joining with producer CZ on his latest, its unclear at this time if “How Can You Tell Me When It’s Done?” is a leftover from Aa, or if it is Baauer lighting the fuse on a new project. The new collaboration has the same boisterous vibe and organically experimental feel that describes Baauer’s Aa, though a new free download may also signal another record in the works from the producer. The track is signature Baauer, with snappy snares and aggressive, upbeat trap rhythms. Now, with the airwaves at his disposal, expect this new freebie to be just the tip of the iceberg.
We’ve covered the various Gorillaz album rumblings quite a bit up to this point, from the confirmed collaborations to the purported release date to leader Damon Albarn‘s endless teasing, but it all suggests that a fifth album from the Albarn and Jamie Hewlett-led orchestrated virtual group is coming soon. The rumor mill went a bit quiet as of late, but an onslaught of social media activity and a new Instagram account under the Gorillaz name suggests a potential big announcement is coming.
A video posted by Gorillaz (@gorillaz) on Sep 20, 2016 at 2:45am PDT
A video posted by Gorillaz (@gorillaz) on Sep 20, 2016 at 2:52am PDT
The social media campaign began early Tuesday morning when the active Gorillaz accounts on Facebook and Twitter began updating their profile photos and announced that the band was now on Instagram. The Twitter and Instagram accounts then posted a visual history of the band’s early years, outlining their debut EP Tomorrow Comes Today and debut self-titled album Gorillaz and highlighting select singles, remixes and achievements from the band’s early career. The series of posts ended with a cryptic tweet with text that read “The End” and “Until next time.”
Until next time…
Since summer has reached an end and fall comes into swing, many get discouraged thinking the festival season is now over. But for those of you living in the Pittsburgh area and are feeling a weekend getaway from work or the books, this years Thrival Innovation and Music Festival might just be something worth checking out.
Thrival is a festival that includes not only music but aspects of, innovation within our communities, that stretches across five days (September 20th to 24th). The festival is all about showcasing some of Pittsburgh’s local, national, and international innovations in ecosystems.
The innovation portion of the festival (September 20th to 22nd) features many seminars and workshops across topics in art, technology, food, music, and more. With over 4 keynotes, 30+ programs, and 50+ speakers involved, the festival showcases how expansive and pioneering the Pittsburgh community is with innovative culture.
This year’s music festival installment will take place at the cities own Carrie Furnaces, a prime location for a festival like Thrival to play with its industrial and eerie feeling. Music will be playing Friday & Saturday of the festival (September 23rd & 24th).
Compared to previous years, this year’s lineup has much more of an EDM presence. Performing Friday night is everyone’s favorite DJ duo The Chainsmokers. Along with them, electro-rock and pop group CHVRCHES will be headlining one of the stages that night. Also playing Friday are funk rock group Lettuce along with hip-hop and R&B artists Daya and Sir The Baptist. Saturday’s show will be headlined by D.C. based jam group Thievery Corporation. Saturday That same day also features pop group Metric, rapper Ty Dolla $ign, and one of the most under the radar producers and DJs, Hudson Mohawke.
With single day tickets at only $50 and two day tickets now at $69 (which you can purchase here!), this event is relatively affordable cheap for a lineup of filled with amazing artists and in-depth knowledge you may not get anywhere else. Check out the full lineup poster below and we look forward to hopefully seeing you there!
This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Thrival Music Festival 2016: Pittsburgh’s Own Innovative Party [Event Preview]