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Steve Aoki & Marvel Release First Collaboration – Venom vs. Carnage

DJ/Producer Steve Aoki’s fashion and record label, DIM MAK has joined forces with Marvel Entertainment for official “Marvel x Dim Mak: Venom vs. Carnage” –  a series of upcoming co-branded releases featuring iconic superheroes and supervillains of the Marvel Universe that is set to release on Friday, September 24th. The first collaboration, “Marvel x Dim Mak: Venom vs. Carnage” transports Marvel’s darker, more gruesome characters into new depths by conjoining it with the Dim Mak’s punk meets EDM ethos.

Venom, the rebel alien symbiote who was banished by his brethren on planet Klyntar and who was bonded to a Kree soldier before briefly latching himself to Spiderman, is a complicated and conflicted character barely toeing the line between good and evil.  Teetering between his desire to protect humanity versus his nature to devour humanity, Venom is our favorite anti-hero. When Venom’s malicious spawn, Carnage proves more powerful than its progenitor, Venom must temporarily team up with his arch nemesis, Spiderman to save us all.

“Everyone has a dark side and Venom truly represents the paradigm of overcoming one’s inner-demons.  When you can put your struggles aside for the betterment of others, you are a hero,“ believes Steve Aoki.

The Marvel x Dim Mak: Venom vs. Carnage drop features incredible artistry from the Marvel archives and showcases the epic battles between Venom, Carnage and Spiderman. The six-piece capsule collection includes T-shirts in black and gradient tie dye ($38-45) and Hoodies in slime green and blood red tie dyes ($75-85).

The first Marvel x Dim Mak: Venom vs. Carnage drop will be available exclusively on dimmakcollection.com and on the NTWRK App starting from Friday, September 24, 2021 in limited supplies.

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Doctor P & FuntCase Unleash New Collab “Arcade Fire” Ten Years In The Making

Before every set ever was available online in some fashion, before camera phones with high quality video and audio, there existed dubplates. Dubplates were single (or very few) pressings of songs that only a select few were given the privilege of spinning live, and these were some of the tracks that fans clamored for at every single show. Nowadays, with streaming services and the constantly revolving 24-hour news cycle, many artists feel forced to continuously release new material for fans.

Still, there are some tracks that take years — or in this case, a decade — to finally see the light of day. Enter “Arcade Fire” by Doctor P and FuntCase, the “lost dubplate of 2010.”

You can immediately tell it began over a decade ago, with synth designs similar to Never Say Die or Circus Records artists of the day, like Brown & Gammon, 501, Roksonix, or Subscape.

Getting back on the road has energized both bass behemoths, their blistering b2b sets leaving venues flattened and the creative juices flowing. Itching to get back in the studio they’ve put the finishing touches on a visionary system shocker like no other – “think Mortal Kombat meets Street Fighter meets Tekken in a smoke-filled neon Akihabara arcade and you’re not even halfway there,” says the press release. (Kudos to whoever wrote that.)

Check it out below!

 

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Research Shows Music is Infectious & Can Spread Like a Virus

New research shows that music can be infectious — like a virus — with download patterns resembling the epidemic curves for disease.

When a song hits the radio, a music streaming service like Spotify, or gets shared on a social media platform like TikTok — what happens next? Using mathematical tools typically applied to study the spread of infectious diseases, Dora Rosati and his team set out to discover more about the way music catches on.

Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical and Physical Sciences, the study found song download trends to be similar to the spread of an infectious disease. Dance and metal had the lowest spreadability scores. Pop music was only to be outdone by rock and hip hop — and electronica had the highest, most infectious, rating.

The research analyzed “1.4 billion individual song downloads from the now-discontinued music streaming service MixRadio. Focusing on the top 1,000 songs downloaded in the UK between 2007 and 2014, they measured how well a standard model of epidemic disease, called the SIR model, fitted trends in song downloads over time.”

Rosati, lead author on the study, shared:

With a disease, if you come into contact with someone who is ill, then you have a certain chance of catching that disease. With songs, it looks very similar. The big difference is that for songs, it doesn’t necessarily have to be physical contact – it could be that my friend used this cool new song in their Instagram story, so now I’m going to go and find it.

Dr. Thomas Rawson of Imperial College London offered this perspective:

There are probably a lot of people in a population that may already be immune to a genre like electronica, because of their existing tastes. My nan, for example, is particularly resistant to the infection of trap and dubstep.

Read more on “Modelling song popularity as a contagious process” here.

 

Source: The Guardian | Photo by Gina Joy for Insomniac Events

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RUFUS DU SOL Announce 4th Studio Album ‘SURRENDER’, Release ‘On My Knees’

It’s been three years since SOLACE, the last album from Grammy-nominated live-electronic trio RÜFÜS DU SOL — but that ends soon. The group just announced their fourth studio album, Surrender, and released its third single, ‘On My Knees’ on Rose Avenue and Reprise / Warner Records.

Surrender sees RÜFÜS stridently building their own world: an album written on their own terms. The band’s electronic roots offer a proud point of separation from other stadium-selling live artists, even as they write songs and play to crowds that break the traditional glass ceiling for dance acts.

James Hunt of RÜFÜS DU SOL comments on “On My Knees,” “For this song we had a lot of fun writing something that was darker, driving and a little more edgy. It’s definitely one of the most banging tracks on the record – we referenced some of our favourite club music for the drum programming and had fun envisioning the time when we could finally play this live. It had an amazing reaction at our Red Rocks shows last month which was really special for us.”

Surrender is out October 21, check out their newest single below!

RÜFÜS DU SOL 2021 Summer / Fall Festival Dates:

Fri Sep 24  – New York, NY – Gov Ball Festival
Sat. Oct. 2  – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Weekend 1
Sat. Oct. 9  – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Weekend 2
Sat. Oct. 23 – Miami, FL – III Points Festival
Sun. Oct. 31 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival

RÜFÜS DU SOL 2021 North American Fall Tour Dates:

Thu Nov 04 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
Sat Nov 06 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Fri Nov 12 –  Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium
Sat Nov 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium
Sun Nov 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium
Thu Nov 18 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
Thu Nov 19 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
Sat Nov 20 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

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Centineo Drops Emotive Lyric Video To Sensational Single “Believe Again” [Video]

A chart-topping producer and globally recognized singer/songwriter, New Jersey born and Florida native Tim Centineo, aka Centineo, made a name for himself after a string of largely successful independent productions in 2016, followed by a massive Beatport hit, “Charge” in 2017. Dominating the main stages and airwaves, through support of world-renowned channels like Sirius XM’s Electric Area & BPM/Diplo’s Revolution Radio, his uplifting and euphoric style caught the attention of industry titans David Guetta, Hardwell, and many more culminating in the release of Centineo’s 2018 single, Othersideon Hardwell’s flagship label Revealed Recordings.

Centineo always pushes the limits of sound and creativity with each single, and his latest “Believe Again” is no exception. To accompany the single he also released a captivating video that delivers a gripping, meaningful adventure all of which was independently crafted by him alone. It is incredibly creative, featuring a montage of film clips of him at different points of his life, from a baby to now. The editing is spectacular and paired with the song gives the video this magical, Tomorrowland-esque feel.

Centineo is truly doing some amazing work, check out the lyric video for “Believe Again” below!

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Kygo announces Cabo festival lineup with Macklemore, Two Feet, Gryffin, & more

It was just yesterday that Illenium revealed the lineup for his destination festival in Cancun later this year, and now Kygo is announcing the lineup for his own Palm Tree Music Festival Getaway, as well.

Taking place in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico from December 2-6, the event will be curated by Palm Tree Crew and will include performances by Kygo as well as some of his favorite artists and collaborators from around the globe in various genres.

Throughout four days and four nights in paradise, guests will be treated to a one-of-a-kind Palm Tree Crew experience with pool parties, beachside performances, a stargazing sunset headline performance from Kygo himself, morning yoga with Jesse Israel and Kygo performing an acoustic set, a Tropical Party Brunch with Sam Feldt, club nights, exclusive merch pop-ups, a volleyball tournament, and much more.

Alongside Kygo, additional artists on The Getaway lineup will include Multi-Grammy winning artist Macklemore as a Special Guest, along with multi-platinum and award-winning artist Sam Feldt, beloved South African-Swiss DJ and producer Nora En Pure, American performer known for his emotive dance-pop tracks Gryffin (DJ Set), genre-defying duo Sofi Tukker (DJ Set), Canadian electronic musician Frank Walker, German-born vocalist NoMBe, and much more.

The primary headquarters for The Getaway is ME Cabo, which will host many of the events. Guests can also choose from a variety of other hotel and ultra-luxury villa options while purchasing packages. Additional add-on experiences include a brunch & acoustic set with Kygo, a Palm Tree Boat Party with Frank Walker, whale watching, and a golf tournament with Kygo.

Ticket packages will go on sale Thursday, September 23rd at 10am PDT. For Villa and VIP Upgrades, guests can contact [email protected] to learn more.

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‘After Daft’ Book Covers the Duo’s Entire Career, Impact on Live Music & Culture

An upcoming book celebrates Daft Punk — capturing the pioneering duo’s impact on pop, electronic and live music.

After Daft by author Gabriel Szatan will cover their entire career, from formation in 1993 to their unexpected split in 2021, including genre- and industry-defining moments. Plus, a particularly in-depth look at Daft Punk’s seminal Alive 2006-07 tour, which changed the look and feel of live music forever.

A press release details: “It will be the most thorough attempt yet to document Daft Punk’s unique position within the cultural landscape, including interviews with a broad swathe of contributors who worked closely with Daft Punk for years, as well as others in the wider industry who were affected & inspired by the duo and their enduring impact.”

Szatan sets up the book as follows:

Daft Punk sit in the pantheon of pop alongside Prince, Talking Heads, Kate Bush, Stevie Wonder, Kraftwerk, Missy Elliott, David Bowie or any visionary you’d care to name. Beyond making joyous records, there are countless compelling sub-narratives which flow in and out of their career: Alive 2006-07 was as consequential for dance music as The Beatles’ 1964 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show was for rock ’n’ roll — what changed about the way we respond to concerts in the aftermath? Were the Teachers sufficiently recognised for their contributions? And how did Daft Punk retain anonymity at a time when the internet erased privacy for everyone else? I’m excited to bring it all to light — as well as making the case for how, over 28 years, music really did sound better with them.

After Daft will be released in 2023.

So much evolved from 1993 to 2021: French touch, blog house, mashup, hyperpop, stadium raves, the way we respond to concerts ++

But many house & techno innovators lost out as EDM went supernova. It's far from a smooth line

Daft Punk are the perfect axis point to explore it all

— Gabe (@gabrielszatan) September 22, 2021

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Blanke Drops Debut Single From D&B Project ÆON:ONE On Deadbeats [MUST LISTEN]

Off the back of 2020’s Alchemy which peaked at no.1 most played on triple j, Zeds Dead welcome back Blanke for D&B weapon “Breathe” via their Deadbeats imprint.

The first single from his forthcoming ÆON:ONE EP set to drop in early 2022, Breathe is a slick D&B heater with precision drum work, electric synth patterns and, for the first time, features powerful vocals from Blanke himself.

A new outlet for D&B under the Blanke project, whether it be the live show ÆON:MODE or the upcoming ÆON EP that “Breathe” is part of, D&B is built into Blanke’s DNA and is an exciting part of his project’s future.

On the release, Blanke shares, “I’m proud to present ‘Breathe’ as the first instalment of the ÆON story. D&B has been an integral part of my own musical journey from a young age and to be able to express it here in this project is an exciting step. It’s also the first time I’m featuring my own vocals, which is both exciting and daunting!”

Whether you caught his ÆON:MODE set this past Monday at Brownies & Lemonade supporting Sub Focus and Kill The Noise b2b Mija, or have been a fan of some of his virtual sets during the pandemic, Blanke’s love for drum & bass is well documented. This single puts that passion front and center – listen to “Breathe” below!

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REPORT: Owners of TikTok Set to Launch Music Streaming Service

The company behind TikTok is reportedly starting a music streaming service, set to launch later this year.

Owners of the popular video-sharing platform, ByteDance, are working to bring the new music streaming experience known as Feilo exclusively to China.

According to multiple reports, ByteDance’s Vice President of Product and Strategy, Alex Zhu, conceptualized the app in 2019. Two years later, ByteDance values the platform at $425 billion for private equity investors.

Tencent Music Entertainment, also owned by ByteDance, has cut off all major deals with record labels in China following an exclusivity ban regulation — making way for new opportunities.

ByteDance plans to promote the music business from both ends of music streaming and distribution, according to 36Kr.

ByteDance has yet to publicly confirm the upcoming platform.

 

H/T: Mixmag | Source: 36Kr

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Thomas Xavier Demonstrates his Production Class on, ‘Make That Kitty Purr’

“Take Over The World,” marks the final release for the ‘Pussy On A Pedestal’ EP series that has been upon us. G-house tinged and full of flavor, Thomas Xavier has been getting dirty with his bubbling singles released month to month. “Take Over The World,” is led by it’s drum work, which is followed by the rest of the parts of the track. It doesn’t take long for dirty basslines to find their way in and the build-ups to unfold –  Thomas Xavier getting right down to business in no time flat. Distinguishing factors that give this single individuality is it’s glitchy disposition, lots of wubs/wobbles, plus vocal chops that have a classic edge. Yet, every track featured on ‘Pussy On A Pedestal’ feels like they belong together.

Thomas Xavier is sure to drop new music in the coming months, his rise and calculated maneuvers certainly eye-catching as well as something he will continue to capitalize on.

Along with 200,000+ streams gathered since May and signings from labels since starting the roll out of original music, Thomas Xavier has been slaying it when it comes to shows. Since Summer of 2021, he’s opened for BIJOU, Destructo, Tombz, black a.m., in cities like Milwaukee and Las Vegas.  Now, he’s set to play Electric Island Festival on 9/25,  breaking through into festival territory in addition to the many corners he’s grown in this year.

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black a.m. Drops The Bassline Bouncing & Infectious, ‘Please Don’t Go’

black a.m. is back with a double-wammy “Please Don’t Go,” released on his own label iamrecords. The West Coast based artist dropped both an original and extended version of the song, giving it that extra expansion in the sonic story that’s told. Regardless of the version dived into, the general principles behind what makes this one a win are present. “Please Don’t Go,” gets tech heavy and ripe for dancefloor peaking, the house tempo and instrumental atmosphere blended here act as a catalyst for one of the most fascinating moments going on. The guitar work. Electric guitar glides up and down as it makes it’s entry toward the middle of the track. The added effect channels a deeper and emotional atmosphere to shake it up a bit. These sections and the inclusion of the instrument is more than just something to fill the space, it’s an important cornerstone of the vision black a.m. hopes folks will latch onto. As a whole, bringing the world’s of house and rock together in a way that’s also fit for the clubs.

black a.m. shares more about the meaning behind “Please Don’t Go:”

“I’ve dug deeper than I even have in ‘Please Don’t Go.’ I wanted to address mental health through this song. ‘Please Don’t Go,’ is a plea, asking someone to stay, despite the issues that may arise through the relationship.”
– black a.m.

Since his ‘i am’ EP dropped in 2020 and even before then, the road black a.m. has traveled has been filled with success. He’s experienced a heavy amount of moments artist dream of: Playing Insomniac-created events like the Park N’ Rave series, going on tour with NGHTMRE, getting his music signed by imprint Ultra Music, and tons more.

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ILLENIUM Reveals Ember Shores Lineup With 3LAU, Big Gigantic, Said The Sky, & More

Illenium at Red Rocks is only a month away, but for others, an even bigger event is looming on the horizon: Ember Shores.

Destination festivals have come into popularity over the past couple years, with more than a few headed to various tropical locations for a more intimate and exclusive experience. Illenium’s inaugural Ember Shores goes down December 3-5 at Paradisus Cancun, a beautiful 5-star, all-inclusive resort on the Caribbean beach, and the lineup just dropped.

Plenty of Illenium’s closest collaborators will be playing, including Said The Sky, Blanke, Nurko, and William Black. Also on the lineup are 3LAU, Big Gigantic, Brondo, Cosmic Gate, Dr. Fresch, Jason Ross, Ray Volpe, Wooli, and more.

“I’ve always wanted to create an event where Illenials from all over the world can gather as a community and be immersed in an environment with their favorite artists together,” Illenium says. “My goal with Ember Shores is to put together an amazing festival experience and offer it as a place for people to connect with each other and themselves through music.”

Ember Shores is completely sold out, but you can go to the event website to sign up for waitlist alerts in case anyone backs out and something opens up last minute.

 

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Eric Prydz Selling Home in Hollywood Hills for $5.9 Million [PHOTOS]

Eric Prydz has listed his Los Angeles home for just under $5.9 million.

Nestled near the top of the Hollywood Hills, this luxury build sprawls over 6,200 square feet and boasts six bedrooms, six bathrooms. Sitting on nearly an acre plot of land, the property features ideal views of the famous landscape, with the Hollywood sign as a direct backdrop.

Ideal for the music producer lifestyle, Prydz’s home features a built-in audio system throughout as well as a professional recording studio. Other amenities across the three structure spread include a pool, guest bungalow, home theater, fitness studio and sauna.

With style, charm, sophistication — and not to mention sound — this any artist’s dream pad.

See photos below and more specs here.

 

Source: Dirt | Photos: Realtor.com

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Steve Aoki To Be Inducted into The Asian Hall of Fame Class of 2021

Ten distinguished icons from the United States and worldwide will be inducted into Asian Hall of Fame for their legacy, philanthropy, and inter-racial equity.

Established in 2004, Asian Hall of Fame advances equality by elevating Asian contributions in national and international narratives. It fosters year-round events and advocates for 4 billion Asians, AAPI, and indigenous tribes globally. Past inductees include Bruce Lee, Kristi Yamaguchi, Connie Chung among others.

Included in the Class of 2021 is popular Asian producer/DJ Steve Aoki. The first Asian DJ producer to achieve global recognition in electronic dance music, Aoki is the son of Benihana founder Hiroaki “Rocky” Aoki and his philanthropy advances neurology research. He has long commanded one of the most rigorous and intense touring schedules in dance music, sometimes playing hundreds of shows a year while always exhibiting a degree of excellence in performance.

The Asian Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held virtually on November 13. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer drummer Danny Seraphine will headline. Frank Buckley of KTLA 5 is Master of Ceremonies.

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FIFA 22 Features Music from The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, AREA21 & More

FIFA has locked in massive playlists for its signature video games — FIFA 22 and VOLTA FOOTBALL — with 122 songs representing 27 different nations.

This year, The Chemical BrothersSwedish House Mafia, AREA21, Polo & Pan, CHVRCHES, Glass Animals and more are in the mix for FIFA 22’s official soundtrack.

Plus, Baauer, RL Grime & ISOxoAC Slater, Armand van Helden, Keys N Krates, Machinedrum, Shygirl and more set the mood for the street version, VOLTA FOOTBALL. In addition, DJ Snake & Malaa have a brand new collab just for the occasion.

FIFA shares of the music: “Designed to trigger emotion through a fearless blend of genres. It breaks ground every year and drives worldwide culture. More than just the #1 international destination for new music, it is a collective energy that ignites the year to come.”

Listen below and explore both tracklists here!

FIFA 22 Soundtrack

VOLTA FOOTBALL Soundtrack

 

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Tomorrowland Shoots for Three Festival Weekends in 2022 to Compensate for Cancellations

Tomorrowland is requesting three festival weekends in 2022.

The leading dance music event, which usually takes place over two weekends annually, is planning to add another due to “economic necessity to compensate for the cancellations.”

“We really have to do this to cushion the financial hangover,” Tomorrowland spokesperson Debby Wilmsen revealed to Het Laatste Nieuws. “Before Covid, there were no plans to start organising three weekends.”

Not only has Tomorrowland been forced to cancel its staple event in Boom, Belgium for two years running, but its Tomorrowland Winter installment as well.

“Do not forget that we have already had to miss six festival weekends, four in Belgium and another two in France with Tomorrowland Winter,” Wilmsen said.

In addition to locked in weekends of July 22-24 and July 29-31, Tomorrowland would also take place July 15-17 in 2022. This request must be accepted by Boom and Rumst municipalities and the Antwerp province.

If approved, the third weekend of Tomorrowland will be a one-off event, as organizers plan to revert back to two weekends after next year.

 

Source: Brussels Times

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Swedish House Mafia to Headline This Year’s Audacy Beach Festival

Swedish House Mafia have quietly joined the Audacy Beach Festival lineup for 2021.

Although there’s no word of the performance on the group’s official social media accounts just yet, Audacy Beach Festival has announced Swedish House Mafia and Twenty One Pilots as headliners.

Also joining the festival are The Lumineers, Glass Animals, Modest Mouse, Bleachers, WILLOW, Beabadoobee, Weezer, AJR, Bastille, All Time Low, Yungblud, Walk the Moon, Cold War Kids, Tai Verdes, Mod Sun, Girl In Red and Nessa Barrett.

The event returns to Florida on December 4 & 5, taking over Fort Lauderdale Beach with an eclectic roster of acts. See the full lineup below — more info on the festival and tickets here.

Audacy, previously known as Radio.com, is a free broadcast and internet radio platform featuring music, sports, news and talk.

Audacy Beach Festival 2021

 

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Illenium Premieres New, Unreleased Collaboration With 30 Seconds To Mars [WATCH]

This past weekend was packed for events, whether you were at Second Sky in the Bay Area, Nocturnal Wonderland in SoCal, or Life Is Beautiful in Vegas, or any other show at a local venue. But one of the big moments this past weekend was Illenium’s set at LIB where he’d promised to premiere a new song. And boy, did he deliver…

During his set on the Bacardi stage, he dropped a new, unreleased collaboration with 30 Seconds To Mars. (Video below.)

Based on the lyrics alone, the song could be titled, “Wouldn’t Change A Thing,” but as of yet, no official title has been given. It’s also incredible to hear Jared Leto completely adapt his vocal style to mesh with Illenium’s production, though there’s likely more to the song we haven’t heard wherein Leto gets to belt a bit.

Check out the video below to get an idea of what to expect when this comes out!

I promised to play some new new this weekend 🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/m5OiafXa3y

— ILLENIUM (@ILLENIUM) September 20, 2021

 

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Rewatch The Full Porter Robinson Second Sky Festival Live Stream w/ Jai Wolf, Toro Y Moi, & More

Couldn’t attend Second Sky this past weekend? Didn’t have time to watch the live stream yesterday? You’re in luck — the full live stream from Sunday is still available to watch on Sunday, featuring performances from Jon Hopkins, Jai Wolf, Toro Y Moi, and more, as well as both the opening set from Porter Robinson as Air 2 Earth and his closing set, performing Nurture Live.

The seven-hour live stream is a blast from start to finish, and the perfect way to start your week especially if you’re still experiencing FOMO from this past weekend. Check it out below!

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Oliver Heldens Remixes House Classic “Another Chance” for its 20th Anniversary

Roger Sanchez’s “Another Chance” is an all time house classic. To commemorate its 20th anniversary, Oliver Heldens gave the former number one single an official remix that maintains the nostalgia of the original, while showcasing a more modern progressive house sound. Oliver has been playing out this track at some of his most recent live sets, including Lollapalooza and Creamfields UK, and the crowds have been loving it.

The track opens sounding a lot like the original, with that iconic vocal refrain echoing in the background. The track starts building until we get to the pulsating drop with varied synth notes playing over the low-end. The sound is reminiscent of some of Oliver’s more recent tracks like “Balearic Mornings” and his “By Your Side” remix. Here’s what both legends had to say about this iconic track.

“Roger’s ‘Another Chance’ is one of my all time favorite House/Dance music records, so it’s such a big honor for me to do this remix for the 20 year anniversary of this iconic song! While trying to stay true to the original, I went with a more modern Progressive House approach and the result is pretty epic, but still timeless I think. I’m super happy with the great response on it so far from my recent shows in the US and at Creamfields in the UK, and judging by all the DJs that have already hit me up about this remix, we might hear it on many different dance floors in the near future. Hope you like it too!” – OH

“I’m excited at the approach Oliver has taken to ‘Another Chance’ – he has kept the spirit of the original, but added his vibe to it and the result is epic! It’s been great collaborating on this version with him, and I’m looking forward to seeing the reactions on the dance floor!” – RS

Check out the Oliver Heldens remix of Roger Sanchez’s “Another Chance” out now on Ministry of Sound. Check out the accompanying mini-doc to see how Roger Sanchez created a dance classic.

 

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The Chainsmokers, Disclosure, Steve Aoki & More Back Audius with $5 Million Funding

Major artists including The Chainsmokers, Disclosure and Steve Aoki are backing Audius in a $5 million round of strategic funding.

Other artists who have donated to Audius include Katy PerryMike Shinoda, Nas, and Jason DeRulo.

Audius recently came onto the scene as a music streaming and sharing platform that puts power back into the hands of content creators. The blockchain-enabled music platform claims to have over 6 million monthly users and counting.

The Chainsmokers share their excitement about joining the platform:

It’s a purer alternative to the more polished album rollouts that we will continue to deliver. As an artist it’s empowering to share different creative choices and to test stuff out in a lower-stakes environment.

Additionally, for us the role of developing a community around our music has always allowed us to grow and motivated us to take risks. Audius continues to empower the artists and their community to seek freedom in all aspects of their art as the music business hopefully shifts more in favour of the artists fuelling the economy.

More on the funding initiative here.

 

Sources: MusicTech, Music Business Worldwide

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Skrillex Sells Malibu Beach Mansion for $17.5 Million [PHOTOS]

Skrillex has sold his Malibu beach home for $17.5 million.

The 12,000-square-foot property sits on just over an acre of land in a luxe Malibu gated community, with breathtaking beach views and ample space for living. The mansion features 6 bedrooms, 10 baths, and includes a separate guest apartment.

While Skrillex is no stranger to entertaining, neither is his former home. The spread includes a movie theater, game room, gym and sauna. Plus, a luxury infinity pool, cabana and outdoor lounge area.

The sleek and sophisticated pad features modern architecture throughout by Doug Burdge. High ceilings, tasteful trims and tones are all part of the appeal.

After being listed for a reported $24 million in late 2020, the buyers have scored the home for a deal.

See all the specs and photos here.

 

Source: Dirt | Photos via Rubyhome.comRealtor.com

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AREA21 drop new song ‘Followers’ & announce release date of debut album

Today AREA21 (Martin Garrix + Maejor) released their new song + video, “Followers,” and announced the release date of their debut album, live onstage, from the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. To an excited crowd, they revealed that their highly anticipated album is set to land on planet earth on November 12th. The album will include earlier releases ‘La La La,’ ‘Pogo,’ ‘Mona Lisa,’ their current single ‘Lovin’ Every Minute’ and the just released track ‘Followers.’

This will be the first album from any Martin Garrix-related projects. Check out the video for “Followers” below!

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Insomniac Announces Lineup for EDC Week With More Than 60 Artists

Insomniac has announced their takeover of the Las Vegas Strip, revealing the initial lineup of artists to catch during EDC Week 2021 events and parties at Sin City’s top hotspots, Oct. 20 – 26. EDC Week will set the stage for the return of Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, Oct. 22 – 24 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, celebrating 10 years in Las Vegas and 25 years of EDC. This year’s EDC Week includes over 40 shows at the city’s premier and brand-new nightlife and daylife venues, Élia Beach Club at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton; Zouk and Ayu at Resorts World; Elation Pool at THE STRAT; leading downtown clubs Commonwealth, Lucky Day and more.

This year, fans of Insomniac’s various brands will be able to check out their favorite artists and subgenres at five Insomniac-branded events throughout the city on Thursday, Oct. 21 and Friday, Oct. 22. Insomniac Records will host a daytime extravaganza at Encore Beach Club on Thursday, headlined by John Summit, Noizu, Matroda, Westend, Honeyluv and a special LP Giobbi b2b Born Dirty set. Daylight will play host to the Bassrush pool party with Kayzo, Wooli, Sullivan King, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, Shiverz and Fallen b2b Richter on Thursday. Factory 93 will take over the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center with Charlotte de Witte, Reinier Zonneveld (Live), Enrico Sangiuliano, Patrick Topping, Eli Brown, Sita Abellán on Thursday. Basscon fans can stay tuned for the exciting head-banging lineup that will perform at THE STRAT Elation Pool on Thursday. On Friday, Oct. 22 Dreamstate will transform Élia Beach Club with Markus Schulz, Cosmic Gate.

In partnership with iconic and brand-new Las Vegas venues, such as Marquee Night and Dayclub, Wet Republic, Encore Beach Club, XS, Zouk, Ayu, Commonwealth and much more, EDC Week is guaranteed to provide fans with an unforgettable lineup of award-winning artists and genres, sure to please all electronic music fans. Fully embodying EDC’s mantra “from dusk ‘til dawn,” EDC Week will also officially host afterhours events. Terrace Afterhours Las Vegas will provide the ultimate house and techno experience with special guests extending the tunes way past sunrise.

For the full list of EDC Week events and to purchase tickets, exclusive tables or hotel reservations at the top hotel properties in Las Vegas visit www.EDCWeek.com. A limited number of GA, GA+ and VIP passes for EDC Las Vegas 2021 are available here.

 

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Art With Me Announce First Festival in Miami – Combining Music, Art and Wellness

Escape the mundane and immerse yourself in the inspirational universe of Art With Me, an immersive festival that combines art, music, workshops, wellness and cultural experiences into a multi-day journey to inspire change through impactful creative encounters. This year the full festival experience and six associated pillars are coming to Miami for the first time ever this November 26th to 28th, 2021 with cutting edge names from the art world as well as world-class soundtracks from headline musicians, live acts and DJs including Sublime With Rome, Lee Burridge Presenting All Day I Dream, Cultura Profética, Tycho:ISO50, Behrouz, Rodriguez Jr. (live), Birds of Mind, Amémé, Apache, Elephant Heart, SIS & The Solo Ensemble (Live), White Cliffs, YokoO and many more.

Art is the central theme at Art With Me and eloquently ties together all the other pillars within the event including Wellness Programs & Workshops, Local and International Gastronomic Gatherings, Visual Art Installations, Large-scale Art Pieces, Renowned Photographers and Interactive Exhibitions, Children’s Programs and Ecological Awareness Practices, Thought-Provoking Panels and Discussions and much more.

The festival will also feature a huge array of visual artists who will build jaw-dropping installations that seamlessly integrate with the surrounding areas. This year Large-Scale Art Installations come from artists such as Daniel Popper, Kate Raudenbush, Carlito Dalceggio and Laura Kimpton amongst tens more.

Tickets are available now and entry is subject to a negative Covid test or proof of vaccination.

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Calvin Harris Doubles Down on Love Regenerator Tracks with Solardo [LISTEN]

Calvin Harris’ latest installment of Love Regenerator has arrived as a two-track collaboration with UK duo Solardo.

Fans have been anxiously awaiting the first offering, “Rollercoaster,” which has played out at Solardo’s festival sets over the past year. The pumping production thrives on thrilling rises and releases, much like a rollercoaster ride, laced with soulful elements and acid-laced tendencies.

The second track, “All of a Sudden” comes as an unexpected bonus that pushes the tempo as rave alarms and an expert groove set the track up for sheer madness. Again, Calvin Harris aka Love Regenerator and Solardo make an enthralling mixture in this double release.

Both productions — “Rollercoaster” and “All of a Sudden” — are destined to go off in any setting!

Listen here!

Love Regenerator & Solardo – Rollercoaster / All of a Sudden

Stream/download: https://loveregenerator.lnk.to/rollercoaster

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Steve Aoki & Armin van Buuren Drop First-Ever Collab Together “Music Means Love Forever” [LISTEN]

Longtime friends and peers Steve Aoki and Armin van Buuren have finally teamed up together on “Music Means Love Forever.”

The anthem is a perfect fusion of both artists’ distinct sounds, working in a mix of Aoki’s big room electro energy and Armin’s signature progressive trance stylings. The sentiment of the track is as wholesome as it gets — “Music Means Love Forever — Move, Unite, Dance, Together!”

Previously in 2020, the EDM titans swapped remixes — Armin and Avian Grays provided a remix for Aoki’s “I Love My Friends” with Icona Pop and Aoki dropped his ‘I Am The Captain Now’ Remix for Armin’s “Mr. Navigator.”

Steve Aoki says of the release:

I’m so excited to share this new track Armin van Buuren & I collaborated on together, Music Means Love Forever. It’s a song celebrating dance music and all of the emotions that come with experiencing it. We played it out live together at Electric Love Festival this summer in a true celebration getting the chance to dance together once again.

Armin van Buuren states:

After remixing each other’s tracks, Steve and I thought it’d be a great idea to join forces in the studio. I am a great admirer of Steve and I’m loving our brand-new collab. The title is pretty self-explanatory; music is a universal language and a language of love to many people as well. I can’t wait for everyone to make memories to this track!

Listen here!

Steve Aoki & Armin van Buuren – Music Means Love Forever

Stream/download: https://saavb.lnk.to/MMLFTO

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Wilkinson Snags Childish Gambino “Redbone” Lyrics On New Single, “If You Want It”

UK drum & bass phenom Wilkinson is continuing his monstrous 2021 with another huge single, this time officially clearing lyrics from Childish Gambino’s hit “Redbone” for his new single, “If You Want It.”

Coming in halfway between liquid and a roller, “If You Want It” perfectly juxtaposes the sweet vocals and deep, rugged bassline with delicate snares and a wonderful lead synth on top. All throughout, it’s an almost hypnotic listening experience that exemplifies Wilkinson’s talent as a producer and songwriter.

There’s more to come from Wilkinson this year and next, so be on the lookout. Listen to “If You Want It” below!

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Party Favor Teams with Elohim for new Single “Losing My Mind”

As the follow-up to his latest single “Save Me” released this past August on Ultra Music, Party Favor teams with fellow Los Angeles artist Elohim for his next offering “Losing My Mind” out today, September 17.

Known for her candidness about her struggles with severe anxiety disorder, panic and dissociation, Elohim lends her unique vocals to the track with a frenzied expression. Sinister pressurized synths and driving beats create the foundation for the fluster of Elohim singing about losing her mind. “I feel like I’m constantly losing my mind. Questioning what’s real?! Or if anything really is,” she says.

“It’s a perfect example of a song that on its head is very simple, right? It’s very driving and repetitive and energetic,” Party Favor explains. “But I want ‘Losing Your Mind’ to feel sonically as though you are driving through the apocalypse, like Mad Max.” Creative use of filters and heavy repitching contribute to this out-there effect, as this relentless electro banger sends listeners spiraling toward the deepest recesses of their overstimulated brains. Trust, you’ll scramble for something to latch onto the whole way down.

“Lyrically, ‘Losing Your Mind’ is a play on how dance music gets into our heads and creates this endless cycle,” Party Favor continues. Together, he and Elohim create a menacing dancefloor melter powered by collectively controlled chaos. It’s a mind-numbing hell ride built to leave eardrums buzzing, long after the final beat.

“Working with Party Favor is a treat because he is such a kind and complimentary, open-minded friend,” adds Elohim. “He wants me to be my most authentic self. There is nothing more you could ask for.”

With his new offerings, Party Favor evolves taking a more melodic and vocal-driven approach while still maintaining a high-level electronic production standard which will result in a new project to come.

Check out “Losing My Mind” below!

 

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Borgeous x Brad Wood – Check Up [Free Download]

Landing today as a surprise freebie from US producer and DJ Borgeous is ‘Check Up.’ A spicy house collaboration with the rising UK talent Brad Wood, the duo has shared creative ideas for this one – despite being in other continents.

‘Check Up’ packs a punch and offers something a little different from the heavier bass work we are used to from Borgeous. Exploring a more melodically charged sound, this little house corker throws in a familiar vocal hook from Beyoncé’s ‘Check It Out’ ft. Bun. B and Slim Thug.

This is straight fire, and we’re digging it. Listen and download for free below.