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Massive Lineup Reveals Above & Beyond, Alesso & More Set To Play Cream Ibiza

Your EDM - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 6:49pm

Every year comes with significant improvements during the festival circuit, but Ibiza just made a gigantic leap. The massive party island, which is the number one destination for numerous EDM lovers, just announced the bill for Cream Ibiza, and it is f*cking awesome. From June 11th to September 17th, you will be able to see some of the most revered acts in EDM every Tuesday night. Noted as one of the most exciting experiences in Ibiza, Cream is bringing world renowned acts such as Above & Beyond, Alesso, Carnage, Pete Tong, Tchami, and many, many more. Tickets, plus every amenity provided on the 24-hour rager island, are certainly expensive, but if you have the money to accommodate yourself, definitely check out this unearthly spectacle at the Amnesia Nightclub. Also check out the full lineup below, as it’s sure to make you reconsider those funds you were saving for that new speaker system.

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Massive Lineup Reveals Above & Beyond, Alesso & More Set To Play Cream Ibiza

Ecstasy: It Isn’t Really

Your EDM - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 6:30pm

The first time I rolled was at Coachella in 2010. As I remember, it was a green Pokeball – a quadstack. I had taken it to celebrate not only my first Coachella, but the first time I would be seeing one of my favorite groups at the time, and still, Infected Mushroom. (Would have made more sense to take shrooms, I suppose, but whatever.)

As the roll began, I felt a surge of energy and a desire to move around, feeling as if I would never get tired. Soon enough, the Coachella midday heat got to me and I went to go nap in my friend’s car (something you should never do, but no one told me that). I woke up a couple hours later, still rolling, and finished the day with the Gorillaz, still feeling the effects of the pill as I went home.

It was really only years later that I came to the conclusion that what I had taken probably wasn’t ecstasy, but some concoction of (only maybe) MDMA and probably speed.

Ecstasy, as a term, is essentially useless. As is molly. Both represent a specific drug that has virtually nothing to do with what people are actually taking. It’s marketing to the masses, and it works. Every year, dozens of adolescents and adults die, and more end up in emergency rooms, for taking false substances that they believed was MDMA – and no one is bothering to tell them any different. Instead, the media equates the substances, perpetuating the cycle of drug fear and intolerance.

However, online sources are working to prevent needless deaths. Sites like PillReports and EcstasyData are working with users to provide accurate data and effects on specific batches of pills in order to promote awareness and harm reduction.

Project Know, an organization aimed at exploring substance abuse and providing resources and information on its effects, has just published a report examining the common contents of ecstasy. The report gathered analyses of more than 25,000 samples of ecstasy pills over a ten-year period from these two sites.”

Noisey spoke to Jon Millward, the freelance data journalist who led the study and compiled the information, to explain the report further and to tell us what’s actually in your ecstasy. The results are scary, but the conversation about drugs and the way that society views users and substances is appalling.

See the full report, “Jagged Little Pill,” here.

One question in particular was truly terrifying, highlighting the fact that most promoters and venues don’t care about you as much as their bottom line.

We ran an interview once with a person making a documentary about drug culture at music festivals. And one thing he mentioned was that although drug kits seem to be a handy tool, a lot of festivals ban them simply because by admitting them would be acknowledging that there is drug use at their festival.

Which is crazy.

 

Read the full interview and report here on Noisey.

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Ecstasy: It Isn’t Really

Caribou, RL Grime billed for HARD Summer 2015

Resident Advisor - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 6:09pm
The LA festival will return this August with Jamie xx and Maya Jane Coles also in tow.

Soul Train Receives Modernized EDM Reboot

Your EDM - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:56pm

Soul Train, the popular R&B music TV show from the ’70s, is getting a modernized EDM reboot. As sappy as that sounds, the YouTube series, which is aptly named Rave Train, uses the same dance-party atmosphere to integrate a wide variety of electronic subgenres into an amicable environment. Like its renowned predecessor, it incorporates a dance floor with loads of partygoers. But instead of purple blazers and parachute pants, the ravers are decked out in band t-shirts and furry boots.

The series has already released three episodes, but is certainly missing something. The DJs are simply lacking talent, the dancers are awkwardly putting out too much effort or none at all, and the light shows have no interesting effect with the room lights on. However, this show definitely has potential, as the idea behind it definitely has some traction. Partnering with 411 Music Group, they will hopefully attain the resources to make it more enjoyable. Watch the first episode below!

 

H/T EDM Sauce

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Soul Train Receives Modernized EDM Reboot

Catch NGHTMRE & Ghastly At Yost Theater This Thursday

Your EDM - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:25pm

Ghastly & NGHTMRE are no strangers to the spotlight. With rising careers and a packed touring schedule, both producers are quickly making names for themselves in the dance world.

However, as of yet, neither has had a chance to headline a show of their own. That all changes this Thursday at Yost Theater in Santa Ana, CA where Ghastly & NGHTMRE will be rocking the stage until the wee hours of the morning. I guarantee you this is not a show you’re going to want to miss.

Get your tickets here while they’re still available!

As an added bonus, you can enter to win a VIP table/bottle, meet & greet and pizza party with NGHTMRE and Ghastly on the night of. Just enter via either of their Facebook posts: NGHTMRE // Ghastly.

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Catch NGHTMRE & Ghastly At Yost Theater This Thursday

Civil Duty announce self-titled LP for The Corner

Resident Advisor - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:21pm
Beau Wanzer and Shawn O'Sullivan's group will issue their debut album in May.

RIOT – Jazz Cat Funk (The Remixes) [Play Me Records]

Your EDM - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:04pm

“Jazz Cat Funk” … even the name elicits this very specific image in your head; the cover art certainly does a great job of bringing that visualization to life. The music does it even better. The original crafted by RIOT gets the royal treatment with four official remixes, a VIP, and three remixes from their remix contest.

In terms of genre, you’ve got everything you could ask for, from glitch hop to electrohouse to DnB and dubstep. Massive, massive remixes from the likes of TerravitaSecret Panda SocietySirensCeol and more grace this 8-track EP full of various versions of the same track. The truly glorious part is that they’re all phenomenally different so that they don’t sound too repetitive.

As much as I absolutely love Terravita and everything they do, my favorite on this release has got to be the False Panic remix, one of the remix contest winners.

Purchase Jazz Cat Funk (The Remixes) here.

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: RIOT – Jazz Cat Funk (The Remixes) [Play Me Records]

HARD Summer Releases 2015 Lineup Announcement Video

Elektro Magazine - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:09pm

HARD Summer does what they do best; hilarious trailers. Check out the 2015 trailer with lineup announcement inside.

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DA Premiere: Jack Ü – To Ü (Meaux Green X Magnifico Remix) [Free Download]

Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:02pm

Dancing Astronaut - EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep

Meaux Green follows up “No Discrimination” with fresh take on Jack Ü’s smash hit “To U” alongside up-and-coming talent Magnifico. The dynamic duo install a rumbling new chassis in the Skrillex/Diplo collaboration, incorporating a main stage appeal that juxtaposes AlunaGeorge’s UK pop top line.  Another stellar effort in the young trap star’s ever expanding catalog of heavy-hitting production work, Meaux and Magnifico’s take on “To U” turns the pristinely produced original into a frantic and festival-ready rage track.

Free download

DA Premiere: Jack Ü – To Ü (Meaux Green X Magnifico Remix) [Free Download] was posted by Dancing Astronaut, and appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

Southern California Music Festival Causes Over $60,000 In Damage To Venue

Your EDM - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:16pm

This year’s inaugural CRSSD Festival was lauded as one of the most diverse and appealing lineups of festival season. Its apparent refusal to book the biggest and most popular names led to popularity that would seem counter-intuitive to companies like SFX or Insomniac. From everyone that I talked to who came back from the fest, it was nothing but a resounding success.

However, the county of San Diego and Waterfront Park estimate that approximately $64,000 in repairs will be needed to fix the damage done to the park during the weekend. Th event organizers rented the park for $33,000, which accounted for nearly one-third of the revenue that was expected of the park for the entire year.

Unfortunately, the massive amount of foot traffic led to the landscape being essentially ruined. The damage from the festival includes:

  • A sign in the playground area that is estimated to cost close to $2,000 to replace.
  • Fountain and hardscape surfacing damaged with food and drink stains and chewing gum.
  • Irrigation heads, valves and leaks, estimated to cost $6,270.
  • More than 500 plants which are expected to cost $35,340 to replace.
  • Depressed turf and granite surfaces, estimated to cost $14,250.

Festival organizers, FNGRS CRSSD and Goldenvoice, and the county have already agreed to this estimate and “work is underway to make the repairs.” There was a security deposit of $7,000 for the festival; since the damage is greater than the deposit, “the company will be invoiced for the remainder of the repair costs.”

 

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This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Southern California Music Festival Causes Over $60,000 In Damage To Venue

Hardwell Delivers Emotional Music Video for “Echo” Ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn

Your EDM - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:05pm

Off of his debut album, United We Are, “Echo” stood out on Hardwell’s LP for its gritty yet emotional framework that took his revered big room stylings and allowed it soar in a new form. The Dutch superstar has released the music video for “Echo” to provide a tear-jerking visual additive to the track. Following an elderly man who has clearly lost his love, the story follows the man as he discovers a wolf who takes him on a journey back to his younger days. Jonathan Mendelsohn, who provided the vocals on “Echo,” plays the narrator role only letting his voice do the talking while the heartbroken protagonist remembers the romance of his past. Check it out below and be sure to have a tissue box nearby before viewing.

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Hardwell Delivers Emotional Music Video for “Echo” Ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn

Watch Gesaffelstein 'LIVE' from Coachella

Elektro Magazine - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:36pm

Watch Gesaffelstein's performance at Coachella, where he played his final LIVE show.

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Ark Patrol – Let Go feat. Veronika Redd [Heroic Recordings]

Your EDM - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:33pm

I love the versatility of dance music. There are so many avenues you can take with production and an infinite number of appropriate situations for any kind of music. Whether you’re turning up or turning down, you can find something to fit your needs.

For those of you turning down, Ark Patrol has you covered. “Let Go” featuring Veronika Redd is a calm and soothing piece that lulls and hypnotizes with its soft bassline and echoing vocals. Nothing about this track is in your face, instead allowing the ethereal synths to swim around in your head, creating a completely serene atmosphere.

Throw this track on the next time you’re chilling with homies or just need to take a nap in the middle of the day.

Get your copy here.

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Ark Patrol – Let Go feat. Veronika Redd [Heroic Recordings]

Zedd Feat. Selena Gomez – I Want You to Know (Anevo Remix)

Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 1:47pm

Dancing Astronaut - EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep

Sweden’s next big star, Anevo, follows up his Hype Machine topping remix of Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding’s “Outside” with a superb remix of Zeddlena’s “I Want You to Know.” Stripping the original of Zedd’s electro pop leanings and replacing it with his own instrumental work, Anevo takes the radio-ready hit and reworks it with a handful of dance friendly melodies. Only Selena Gomez’s infectious and sing-a-long worthy top line survives the young Swede’s re-imagination. The resulting remix represents the sound that put his home country on the electronic map, overflowing with captivating progressions and a real attention to every subtle production detail.

Free Download

Zedd Feat. Selena Gomez – I Want You to Know (Anevo Remix) was posted by Andrew Spada, and appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

HARD Summer delivers another hilarious video and announces headliners Jack Ü, The Weeknd, The Chemical Brothers and Ratatat

Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 1:30pm

Dancing Astronaut - EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep

In a fashion fit only for the hilarious antics of Dillon Francis, HARD Summer has released yet another comically memorable trailer for this year’s forthcoming edition. Kicking off with Dillon coming to terms with his belonging in a band with Chromeo and Mija, he goes on to fulfill his dreams of playing the spoons alongside the stellar line up announcement.

Jack Ü tops the roster along with The Weeknd and The Chemical Brothers. Staying true to what Gary Richards not-so-subtly whispers throughout the video, HARD Summer continues to push past being labeled merely as a ‘rave’ by bringing more artists to vary the pool of genres. Ratatat, Dillon Francis, Schoolboy Q, Chromeo, and a live set from Porter Robinson can also be expected at the early August festival this year. In between more hysterical outbursts from Dillon (and his newly established spoon duo with Porter), Destructo, RL Grime, Die Antwoord, Zeds Dead and ODESZA are just a few of many that will also join the fun.

Find the entire stacked two-day festival line up announcement below, and start preparing. HARD Summer is coming.

 

More news from HARD.

See our photos from HARD Day of the Dead Day 1 and Day 2.

HARD Summer delivers another hilarious video and announces headliners Jack Ü, The Weeknd, The Chemical Brothers and Ratatat was posted by Valerie Lee, and appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

Kiso – Flight (Original Mix) [Free Download]

Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 1:28pm

Dancing Astronaut - EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep

Please make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their upright and locked position.

After the success of the Balearic-tinged “Hvar,” Kiso returns to solo production duties for the slow-moving “Flight.” A calming electronic serenade as tranquil as the passing clouds, the Chicago-based talent keeps things soft and airy on his most recent free download. Where peak time club cuts are concerned “Flight” stays grounded, acting instead as a swinging melodic interlude that lets Kiso’s production ability stand front and center.

Free Download

Kiso – Flight (Original Mix) [Free Download] was posted by Andrew Spada, and appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

Your EDM Premiere: Warden – The Minos (Free Download)

Your EDM - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 1:26pm

Last week, I posted a track up from a guy calling himself Warden. In that post, I lamented that the track in question was not the original one I had been sent in January. However, because I believe in this project, I kept in touch with artist and management and I am so honored to now bring you “The Minos.”

The song opens with a string section that would create suspense in even the greatest of thriller movies. The quick, sharp notes accentuate the immediacy of the impending doom. The backing strings serving as bassline create an ominous atmosphere, enough to sustain the track until the main bass synths come in. The drums are reminiscent of a war cry, booming and sinister. Everything that can be done to illicit a sense of fear and danger in this track is done to the fullest.

The drop is my absolute favorite part of this track though, with a throwback bassline vibe descending right into madness. If you’re not headbanging to the point that you resemble an ostrich with your head in the concrete, you’re doing it wrong. The second drop switches it up into a moombah-esque double-time dancehall anthem, still keeping that same sense of danger.

This track is definitely one of my favorite releases of the year so far. I can’t wait to see what else this kid has in store.

FREE DOWNLOAD

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Your EDM Premiere: Warden – The Minos (Free Download)

HARD Summer Festival Returns With Incredible Lineup For 2015

Your EDM - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 1:19pm

I really mean it when I say “SoCal’s favorite festival.” HARD Summer is returning for its 8th year to the venue of last year’s Day of the Dead, the Fairplex in Pomona.

HARD sets itself apart from other festivals by bringing in an extremely diverse pool of talent, from the biggest of the big to the up-and-comers that just need a crowd to blast into stardom. This year is no different, bringing some of the finest headliners and acts that the festival has had yet – Jack Ü, The Weeknd, The Chemical Brothers, Ratatat, and more.

This will be the first appearance for The Chemical Brothers at a HARD festival, and the first time since 2011 that Ratatat has returned.

Check out the full lineup below, get your tickets here, and also be sure to watch the HARD teaser trailer – always a good time. #spoon

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: HARD Summer Festival Returns With Incredible Lineup For 2015

Henry Fong Justifies The Appeal Of Mainstage EDM

Your EDM - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:36pm

First off, in my own words, let me say that you can listen to whatever kind of music that you like and no one should be able to judge you for it. But somehow, the electronic music crowd has developed a sense of elitism that apparently gives individuals the right to pass judgement on the musical preferences of others.

Henry Fong, a producer who is known all too well for his magnanimous productions and stellar humility, recently posted a lengthy piece on Facebook, discussing the (not-so-recent) trend of hating on mainstream/main stage DJs and the fans that flock to them.

In short, he relates the mainstage appeal to melody – something that underground techno and house has seemingly lost. Their complex productions can appeal to those with enough knowledge and appreciation of design and ability to understand what’s going on, but for those wanting to just dance the night away, it leaves little to latch onto.

Still not sure why some of the underground deep/techno guys are still hating on the mainstage EDM. It’s pretty simple as to why it’s more popular, and why it’s played on the mainstages. It’s very melody/riff based. People relate to melodies, and can sing along. I’m not saying techno or deep house doesn’t have melody at all, some of it does, but a lot of proper techno has very dark driving basslines with some percussion and isn’t based around a hooky or apparent melody. Oliver Heldens is killing it right now because he makes the groovy stuff but really focuses his tracks around the melody. Both genres have their own feel, and thats ok. People go through different feelings at different times of their lives, and different music accompanies that. I’ve been front row at an Afrojack show going nuts before I did this as a career and I had a great time, then you grow older and your musical tastes morph as you age. Its not really fair for some bitter 40 something year old DJ to be passing judgement on an 18 year old dancing at the mainstage of a big festival, the 18 year old is clearly at a different point and wants to hear more upbeat party oriented music. It’s like a stepping stone to other genres of dance music later on. Comparing the two is like comparing apples and oranges, and you’re just wasting your time. To be honest, I think its pretty awesome when you hear ‘Tremor’ played at a festival and everyone starts chanting the melody, it’s an incredibly catchy melody, and trust me it’s not easy to write one like that. Why does that deserve hate from a DJ from another genre who claims to be preserving the roots of dance music, when the root of dance music is the MELODY!!

Even Oliver Heldens responded with a resounding “Amen!”

Still, the debate from the masses rages on:

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Henry Fong Justifies The Appeal Of Mainstage EDM

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