GunFight Drops Highly-Anticipated Drum & Bass Banger “Ill Mentality”

Los Angeles-based DJ and producer GunFight has just unveiled his latest release, “Ill Mentality,” a powerful and mesmerizing drum & bass banger. The track arrives during Mental Health Awareness Month, highlighting GunFight’s commitment to using music as a means of expression and support. “Ill Mentality” is a testament to GunFight’s skills in pushing boundaries and captivating listeners with his immersive soundscapes and gritty sound design. 

GunFight has been making waves in the bass music world, garnering support from industry heavyweights like Don Diablo, Cedric Gervais, Jauz, Slushii, Craze, Lost Frequencies, and Zeds Dead. With his versatile production style and unique visual aesthetic, GunFight has cultivated a loyal fanbase and received critical acclaim. As he continues to explore the depths of bass music, GunFight promises even more exhilarating releases throughout 2023. Stay tuned as he makes his mark on the industry with his ever-growing catalog of bass music gems. 


AUDIA Talks Finding Her Unique Voice, Unreleased Music & Influences Ahead of Movement Debut [INTERVIEW]

Michigan-based music producer, sound designer, and vocalist AUDIA will be hitting the stage at Movement Music Festival in Detroit this weekend — and she’s bringing her expressive, heavy-hitting flair to the stage.

AUDIA’s evocative performances are accentuated by her own vocals that dominate many of her tracks, along with a combination of field recordings taken from scrap yards, engines, and other industrial settings. Expect her productions and overall performance to be bold and bassy with hypnotic melodies and emphasis on her love for midtempo.

AUDIA’s performance at Movement will mark her first major festival appearance and will be one to watch. Equipped with plenty of unreleased music, remixes, and special edits just for the occasion, AUDIA aims to leave your mind blown!

Don’t miss AUDIA’s performance at Movement 2023 this weekend — report to the Detroit Stage on Monday, May 29th from 6-7pm to see her in action.

What makes the AUDIA sound so unique?

One thing that makes my music unique is my usage of my own vocals in all of my tracks. A person’s voice is an extremely personal and unique instrument and I use mine to its full potential and in many different ways. I often end up processing my own voice and creating interesting sounds from it, which end up in many of the different pieces of my songs. I also like to use field recordings of interactions between metallic objects, heavily processed synths, and like to play keys and sing on my own tracks.

Favorite artists and influences at the moment?

There are so many awesome artists and producers out there that it is so difficult to name just a few!! But, some of the artists that I constantly find myself returning to would have to be Space Laces, Blanke, REZZ, and Tokyo Machine. I have also been listening to a lot of Clarence Clarity, Squarepusher, Amon Tobin, and SebastiAn to name a few.

What can the crowd expect to hear at your Movement 2023 set?

Over the past couple of months I have prepared a lot of remixes, edits and originals for Movement 2023! I wanted to bring a solid set of diverse types of midtempo bass with an AUDIA twist and showcase my original music and bring in some of my own sonic flavor. Movement also inspired me to make some remixes of tracks by some of my favorite artists, such as a special flip of Tokyo Machine’s track PLAY and REZZ’s track, Edge. I also planned a few interesting mash-ups including a track by SOPHIE, but I don’t want to spoil too much!

Is AUDIA an accurate representation of yourself or do you get into character before hitting the stage?

AUDIA is like a limb of my consciousness; I consider AUDIA to be an extension of myself but not entirely separate.

Do you remember your earliest moments as an artist, when you first started making music? What was it like?

I remember installing my first DAW, Linux Multimedia Studio (LMMS), when I was 14. I dabbled in a few different instruments but having access to a DAW felt the most limitless. It is what I ended up sticking with, along with being a keyboard player and vocalist. I recall enjoying the freedom of being able to create whatever was in my mind and essentially build an immersive world out of sound. Creating electronic music ended up being the one thing that I always went back to and ended up following into an education, and eventually, into performance.

What is it like as an artist now?

It definitely is fun, but being an artist is also a balancing act. A lot of what is seen onstage is an extremely small part of what it’s actually like. I am only onstage for a small fraction of the time I prepare for the show, and the show is the most visible part of the process. In order to prepare for that show, there are many days leading up to that made up of spending time elsewhere producing music and building sets for shows like this, among other aspects like managing social media. For me, performing is the most final result of what I am actually doing most of the time.

Any valuable lessons you’ve learned through music and performance?

Performing taught me a lot about trusting myself and my style. I used to have the worst stage fright imaginable. I would be very shaky onstage and practically unable to move, let alone sing. After bettering my own style and workflow as a producer over the past few years, I’ve started to believe in myself and in what I have to say as both a producer and performer.

How much unreleased music are you sitting on?

Quite a bit! I also wrote a lot of new music in preparation for Movement and I am always writing and recording more. I am excited to get back in the DAW and release some of it this summer.

Anything else you want to share?

I am absolutely thrilled to be playing Movement 2023 and I am excited to bring some midtempo bass to the stage!!

Connect with AUDIA

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Photo Credit Anthony Bolduc / ABoldMedia


Isaac Palmer Teams Up With Cuebrick For Massive Single “Higher” via Blasterjaxx’s Maxximize Imprint

Isaac Palmer continues to impress us not only with his talent on stage, but also in the studio. Whether he’s remixing The Chainsmokers or dropping sizzling originals, he’s proven that he has the spark to ignite the dance floor.

Now, he’s back with a new single titled “Higher”, teaming up with another talented artist Cuebrick that earned the support of Blasterjaxx’s Maxximize imprint, which is a sub label of the iconic Spinnin’ Records.

“Higher” is an exhilarating blend of slap house and big room, with an infectious melody and thumping four on the floor groove. The track features catchy hooks, pulsating beats, and soaring vocal samples that build up to an explosive drop.

“This song has been finished for a long time! I’ve played it live so many times and it always gives the crowd a lot of energy! I’m so stoked that it’s finally out on Maxximize! Shoutout to Blasterjaxx for signing it! It was awesome working with Cuebrick on this and I hope you all enjoy it!” – Isaac Palmer

Listen below!


Craig J. Snider Launches Goldfingers Music + New Single “Pressure”

Composer, producer, remixer, songwriter, studio owner, and NY Post celebrity music critic Craig J. Snider can now add record label owner to his impressive list of credentials. In collaboration with music tech company Vydia Inc., Snider has launched Goldfingers Music. This exciting new endeavor aims to cultivate emerging talent while also serving as a platform for Snider to release his own distinct and uplifting music, characterized by its feel-good vibes and groove-oriented style.

Snider received his degree in piano and composition from Northwestern University; he then went on to become a nationally known writer, producer and remixer, working with artists from a range of genres, including David Cassidy (“Songs My Father Taught Me”- EP (2019), #1 on the Amazon & Apple Jazz Charts), and Beyonce. His remixes have topped the Billboard’s dance charts, with more than 40 #1 hits that include Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. His latest project, an original production powerhouse collaboration with Grammy winning DJ/Producer Ralphi Rosario, aptly named “The Shamanic,” maintains constant Top-10 status on the UK Pop/ Dance Charts.

Goldfingers Music is, says Snider, “a tremendous opportunity to “showcase the amazing results of collaborations with a bevy of unbelievably talented artists.” The label’s first release, “Pressure,” a feel- good house tune that blends pop and early house influences together seamlessly. “Pressure” features R&B singer- songwriter, slash–artist, model and businessman, Jay Fankhauser, who recently teamed up with the Grammy-nominated R&B production duo Buttaa and Bizkit to produce his bouncy new single “Grind All Night.”

Listen below!


TWO LANES Releases Thrilling Melodic House Single “Movement”

TWO LANES have virtually carved out their own unique lane within electronic music, which is one of many reasons they have over 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone. Well-respected with the industry end and fan end of electronic music culture, it makes sense that they’ve accomplished everything from support via BBC1, Sirius XM, and Triple J, have completed many extensive tours, all while being supported by well-respected outlets.

Now, the talented duo is back with a thrilling single “Movement,” marking the final chapter toward a defining full album release. It’s a darker, melodic house single that is captivating right from the start. Featuring an array of glimmering melodies and soft piano chords, they masterfully weave a hypnotic aura into the track, leaving the listener entirely immersed in the song’s ambiance from start to finish.

“Movement’ is part of our live set and we have played it out many times throughout our tour last year. It is always one of our favorite moments when we perform it because some parts offer room for improvisational moments where we can play a synth voice and effects live. These more ”open” and spacial parts then lead into an energetic drop with a gritty sounding arpeggiator. This track is more on the clubby side of things and shows a different sonic spectrum on the album. It is also the last single before our debut album will be out.” – TWO LANES

Listen below!


Martial Simon Offers Fun Rework of Hanson’s, “MMMBop”

Martial Simon has proven himself to have a fantastic ear for reimagining classic hits with an uplifting, modern touch. Martial’s catalog is full of crowd-pleasers like “High In July”, “Don’t You Forget About Me” and “Lost”, which have amassed 8 Million streams and received airplay from 200+ radio stations. His single, “Where My Girls At?” was featured on BBC Radio 1 Dance Anthems and landed at #1 on the Beatport Dance Electro Pop chart.

Now, he’s back with a glistening rework of Hanson’s timeless hit “MMMBop” packed with sun kissed melodies and a vibrant beat. It does not take long for the energized female vocal to take center stage, singing the ever so catchy lyrics that will have you singing along instantly.

“Summertime and sunshine mixed with a little MMMBop for the win! I couldn’t wait to remake this classic with a female vocalist, and.just in time for a beach or pool party.” – Martial Simon

Listen below!


Watch the full Subtronics b2b with John Summit from EDC 2023

Of the many surprises during EDC this past week, Subtronics and John Summit going b2b was a big one. It’s not the first time the two have played together, as they debuted “Subjohnics” for the first time at Electric Forest last year and later at Lost Lands. It’s an excited combination of styles that always gets fans hyped with two of the most energetic and effusive performers in the scene right now.

The full b2b at circuitGROUNDS is now available to watch. Check it out below!

01 – 00:01 | Bingo Players – Rattle (Subtronics Remix)
w/ John Summit ft. Echoes – Human (Acapella)
02 – 01:15 | Justin Jay & Bayer & Waits – Wait For The Drop
03 – 02:33 | Subtronics – Face Off
w/ 02:34 | Zeds Dead & Twin Shadow ft. D’Angelo Lacy – Lost You
w/ 03:06 | UBUR & Subtronics – Drip Drop
04 – 03:45 | Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc. (Hairitage Remix)
05 – 05:30 | Subtronics – ID
w/ 05:53 | Fred again.. – Jungle (Acapella)
06 – 07:10 | Nelly Furtado – Say It Right (CHROMEBODIES Remix)
07 – 08:28 | Charlie Sparks – Hollaback Girl
08 – 09:06 | Teriyaki Boyz – Tokyo Drift (Fast & Furious OST)
w/ 09:26 | Zeds Dead & Subtronics ft. Flowdan – Gassed Up (Acapella)
w/ 09:40 | Dombresky – Utopia
09 – 10:40 | The Beatles – Come Together (GRIZ Edit)
w/ 12:20 | BLVNKSPVCE – Swag Floopy House 4
10 – 13:05 | Subtronics – FUNcKED
w/ John Summit – La Danza (Acapella)
w/ 14:14 | ID – ID
11 – 14:45 | Kx5 ft. Hayla – Escape (John Summit Remix)
w/ 16:50 | Kx5 ft. Hayla – Escape (Subtronics VIP Remix)
12 – 17:50 | Subfiltronik & Badphaze – Spazzout (ID Remix)
13 – 19:10 | Odd Mob – LEFT TO RIGHT (Subsonic Remix)
14 – 20:50 | Phantogram – Black Out Days (Subtronics Bootleg)
w/ Tove Lo – Habits (Stay High) (Acappella)


[PREMIERE] Carbin steps out with new project, CHEMISTREE, and debut single, “Clockin’ Out”

It’s been a while since we featured Carbin on Your EDM, but that’s slated to change this year as the producer unveils a new project called CHEMISTREE and also releases the debut single, “CLOCKIN’ OUT” with broke.

According to Carbin, “CHEMISTREE is a free-spirited project that encapsulates the cycle of life, the human experience, and takes listeners to an enlightened state of being while maintaining natural and grounded elements.”

“CLOCKIN’ OUT” puts a funky and experimental spin on your typical bass music that should be familiar to fans of CloZee, Big Gigantic, LSDREAM, or GRiZ. It’s a funky and fun sonic ecosystem that promises a new and improved sound that takes all its listeners on an eccentric audio/visual experience.

GRiZ and LSDREAM recently played CHEMISTREE’s debut track during their B2B set at the Okeechobee Music Festival, receiving great feedback from fans and the industry alike. The new project has been highly anticipated, and fans are thrilled to hear the new direction that CHEMISTREE is taking.

Carbin’s motivation for creating CHEMISTREE was to show the world who he is in a light they have yet to see. “Creating heavy and dark dubstep has always been a passion of mine,” he says. “I will forever love the feeling of epic intensity, but over the years, I have grown to enjoy many other styles of EDM. Having a child has brought such a large sense of joy and understanding in my life, and the CHEMISTREE project is a product of that. I wanted something more, something with more profound weight and depth behind it. I wanted something fun and uplifting. I wanted to show the world me.”

Listen to “CLOCKIN’ OUT” below.


Swedish House Mafia release new single “See The Light”

It’s been a little over a year since Swedish House Mafia last released music, their sophomore album, Paradise Again. The Swedish trio played Ultra Music Festival a couple months ago but have otherwise been outside of fans’ immediate field of view since the end of their album campaign in 2022. Now, they return with new music from the forthcoming EA Sports’ Formula 1 soundtrack album, “See The Light.”

With its propulsive synths, effusive energy, and otherworldly vocal transmissions, it finds Swedish House Mafia shining as brightly as ever, showcasing the hallmarks of their striking and stunning signature sound. 

To celebrate the single’s drop, the guys just revealed the details for an intimate exclusive fan show at E1 London tomorrow, Saturday May 27. Concluding this UK takeover, they cap off the weekend by gracing the mainstage of Creamfields South on Sunday, May 28.

The members shared, ”We missed our UK family and can’t wait to be back to celebrate the release and the new chapter of what’s to come.”

Listen to “See The Light” featuring Fridayy below.

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Breakout star Hamdi releases newest single “Counting” on Deadbeats

Hamdi’s meteoric rise to prominence has garnered acclaim from renowned music critics and tastemakers worldwide, with support pouring in from electronic music heavyweights such as Zeds Dead, Skrillex, Knife Party, Fred Again.., and Porter Robinson. Last year, we included Hamdi on our annual 40 Artists To Watch list and the attention he’s been getting this year proves others are paying attention, as well.

His latest release, “Counting,” comes via the Zeds Dead label Deadbeats and it’s a prime example of why Hamdi has been garnering so much praise. It’s a brilliant mix of old 140 dubstep and more intense riddim that bridges the gap for old heads like myself and the new wave of bass fans entering the scene the past few years.

In addition to the highly anticipated release of “Counting,” Hamdi has an exciting collaboration with Zeds Dead in the pipeline and will make his debut at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre for Dead Rocks 9 in July, further cementing his presence on the global electronic music stage.

Check out “Counting” below.


Tony H Delivers Sizzling Tech House EP ‘Pulse It’ via Gene Farris’ Farris Wheel Recordings

Seattle-based DJ and producer Tony H is a multifaceted artist who has made a name for himself as one of the most exciting artists in the house music scene. Whether in his role as label manager as Space Yacht, Label CEO for his very own underground imprint Late Night Munchies, writing sensational music or performing at the top clubs in the country, Tony has solidified his position as a significant figure in the music industry, excelling as both a creator and a curator

He’s had a massive year so far, playing the Unlearn:Records and Deep Tech showcases during Miami Music Week, as well as Weekend 1 at the Heineken House at Coachella. He has also been a direct support for Cloonee, Gene Farris, Blossom, and Mau P at various venues in Seattle. Tony has plenty exciting shows looming, including a headlining performance at The Old Miami in Detroit for the Movement Pre-Party, as well as appearances at Alaska’s Sundown Solstice Festival and Insomniac’s Beyond Wonderland at The Gorge in June.

Now, Tony is continuing his momentum with his latest EP ‘Pulse It‘, signed to Gene Farris’s prestigious imprint, Farris Wheel Recordings. The title track is a groove filled, irresistible heater featuring sounds and samples mimicking hospital noises and pulses. The creativity is backed by an electrifying arrangement with crisp drum rhythms and thumping bass line that excels at making you feel the track’s energy.

The collaborative b-side track “Body Drop” with AMP showcases a fusion of G house and tech house, featuring a lively bass line and captivating vocal samples that make it the perfect peak-time dance floor heater. Yet again, Tony demonstrates his skillful ability to combine diverse sounds and genres, providing both his loyal fans and newcomers with a remarkable and innovative record.

“Pulse It was a track I made on my twitch stream, initially just for fun because people wanted to watch me produce a track in real time. After an 8 hour stream and going through multiple ideas, we landed on an idea with some help from viewers like Mz TzA and Matt G that involved many hospital sounds and samples. As someone who has been streaming on Twitch since the beginning of the pandemic, it’s given me a place to not only connect with the Twitch community and close friends but also allows for so many candid and fun moments and a place for me to create and test out so many IDs. Getting this one signed is HUGE because I’ve been a fan of Gene Farris and Farris Wheel Recording for so long and have been working for a long time to be a part of such a legendary label.” – Tony H

Listen below!


SCHEINY Makes Hood Politics Debut With Edit To Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” Titled “Never Let U Go” [Free Download]

Coming straight out of Chicago is yet another talented, rising house artist who goes by the name SCHEINY. He’s already made an impact in the city, playing numerous dates at the city’s top clubs including Spybar, Sound Bar along with offering support for the likes of Destructo, Henry Fong, Dada Life, and plenty more.

Now, he’s back with a rumbling tech house edit titled “Never Let U Go”, an amazing flip of Justin Bieber’s hit “Boyfriend”, that feels every bit like a club banger. It’s his debut on Hood Politics and rightly so, as this song perfectly encapsulates a captivating exploration blending pop melodies and gripping underground feel.

Arriving on the heels of this single is SCHEINY’s announcement that he is slated to perform at Chicago’s esteemed electronic music festival, North Coast. He’s offering fans a chance to win a pair of tickets to catch him at North Coast. In order to enter the contest, fans can download the single here

Listen for yourself below and keep an eye on SCHEINY this year!


Movement Detroit Reveals 2023 Schedule & Updated App

Techno Christmas is almost upon us!

Movement Detroit is set to go down at Hart Plaza this weekend, serving as the heartbeat of the city for three beautiful days including Memorial Day. To gear us up, the schedule is out and the app is updated.

We highly recommend checking out all of the stages Movement has to offer, because each brings its own distinct energy with an array of talent, carefully curated lineups and takeovers all weekend long.

More: Movement Detroit 2023: Pre-Party & After Party Guide

Please note, earlier today it was revealed Ben Sims can no longer make it to Movement due to visa issues. Paranoid London had to drop off the lineup due to issues obtaining visas as well (read more here). So stay tuned for adjustments to the schedule.

See Movement set times below and get the official Movement 2023 app — which will have the most up-to-date set times and information — here.

While you’re building your own lineup, explore the sounds of Movement with official playlists for each stage here.

Movement 2023 Set Times

Saturday, May 27th

Sunday, May 28th

Monday, May 29th


1788-L finally reveals his face & new logo ahead of “new era” of music

When he debuted in 2018, 1788-L was everything. He was on every lineup, had collaborations with Rezz, Illenium, and more, and was hyped to become a leader in the midtempo scene. Then, the pandemic happened. While some soldiered through and found success with live streams and other forms of engagement, others retreated and focused on mental health, production, brand, design, or just themselves.

Whatever the case, 1788-L’s output in COVID era decreased compared to the previous few years, but that all changes soon. With a new logo reveal, as well as the first time he’s publicly shown his face, a new era of 1788-L is upon us.

Will there be new music? Almost certainly. New shows announced? Most likely. The form and style of which is to be determined. But if you’ve been hibernating as a fan, you’re going to want to follow him now as he has something up his sleeve.

📸 : @Veltrida

— 1788-L (@l_1788) May 24, 2023


— 1788-L (@l_1788) May 17, 2023

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Skrillex teases new collabs with Boys Noize, G-Rex, Peekaboo & Flowdan, & Hamdi in the coming weeks

Some of Skrillex’s biggest IDs are still yet to come as he’s teased a few new tracks on social media featuring some of dance music’s favorite newcomers and heaviest hitters.

“Fine Day” with Boys Noize, “BADDAS” with G-Rex, Peekaboo, and Flowdan, and “Push” with Hamdi and TAICHU are all slated for release in the next few weeks, as singles for either his third or fourth albums this year. Following the release of Quest For Fire and Don’t Get Too Close, Skrillex has promised two more albums in 2023. Clearly he’s here to make up for lost time and we’re all here for it.

Check out the teasers below and let us know which one you’re most excited for!

— Skrillex (@Skrillex) May 24, 2023

Photo via Marilyn Hue


Hong Kong’s Producer & DJ Yaat Is Poised For Global Success

Hong Kong-based producer Yaat is methodically taking over the dance music scene with his fresh take on beloved genres like tech house, psy-slap, and pop. Formerly known as Yaman, Yaat has already seen success with his debut release “Jenny from the Block,” which is gearing up to reach the 1.5 million streams mark on Spotify. 

Yaat’s follow-up to the Jennifer Lopez cover was a collaboration with UK producer DC13, “Crave Your Love,” which has also garnered massive attention. Yaat’s success was partly fuelled by NFT platform, which has helped raise over $13,500 for 20% royalties from “Jenny from the Block.” With confirmed performances at the S2O Festival in Hong Kong and the Road to Unseen Festival, Yaat is a producer who’s here to stay. Keep an eye out for more catchy tunes from this rising talent.

Follow Yaat: Instagram


Buzzing Nightclub Boomerang Lands DJ Mag Top 100 At #52 & Announces New Record Label

In the midst of a busy season, Hong Kong’s mega-club Boomerang is gearing up for a number of massive announcements. 

Back in 2021, Boomerang was able to land on DJ Mag’s colossal Top 100 Clubs list in 2021 while being open for just 4 months. Fast forward to 2022, and the club jumped to #72 on the prestigious list while having further cemented itself as a true clubbing gem in the region. 

Now, Boomerang is proud to announce its inclusion on DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs list for the third year in a row, climbing up 20 positions to #52. DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs ranking includes iconic dance music venues such as Ushuaïa Ibiza, Bootshaus, Exchange LA and DC-10, and this inclusion for yet another year only further proves Boomerang’s prowess as a dance music hotspot in the blossoming region of Asia.

On top of the massive DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs announcement, Boomerang is also excited to reveal its brand new record label, Distinct Records and its launch in June . In the works for some time, this exciting new foray is set to further cement Boomerang’s label arm as a dominant force around the world. Distinct Records will feature everything from pop and house to even hardstyle. The team behind Boomerang’s new imprint are well-known professionals behind European labels, while most of the artists signed under it are currently boasting over 800k monthly listeners on Spotify. 

About Boomerang 

Boomerang opened its doors back in Halloween 2020 before having to temporarily shut down amidst the height of the pandemic. Since re-opening their doors again however, word has spread like wildfire throughout Hong Kong’s nightlife scene, earning them raving reviews and making this club the epicenter of all of Hong Kong’s hype. 

The main driving idea behind the club originated with Deejaykarlie, a local female icon within the Hong Kong music scene, who channeled her experiences traveling the world (the endless social exchanges and visits to international clubs) into the conceptualisation of the club. Building upon Deejaykarlie’s inspiration comes the “Asian Clubbing Dragon” John Rana, the owner of Privé Group, with over 15+ years of experience in Hong Kong’s nightlife scene and drawing on past successes like Bungalow, Levels, Privé and Privé Nepal. John Rana holds the vision to create a ‘landmark’ within the nightlife industry in Hong Kong.

Boomerang has additionally joined forces with Remembaasia – one of Asia’s most renowned artist managements and agencies, making waves within the industry through their inspired partnerships. Resident DJs at Boomerang include an impressive lineup of iLtik, Yaman and Krayon, all pioneering artists within their own rights, having performed at the likes of Creamfields, Looptopia and WorldClubDome while each crafting their own unique style of performance and production. 

Boasting peak exclusiveness, Boomerang remains packed every weekend, with long queues and endless demand, as they set the stage for even bigger and better things to come. Be prepared for exclusive creative events, festivals like never before experienced and pre-parties with acts sourced from around the globe, ranging from household names to underground trend-setters. 

With exciting plans on the horizon and each week bringing something new, Boomerang is poised to become the next key spot for tourists to visit in Hong Kong, as well as for locals to enjoy. The group behind the mega-club is expanding rapidly towards the nightlife scene. Their affiliate nightclub Privé in Nepal having just been opened back in early August 2022, with bigger plans and tours coming up.

Follow Boomerang: Facebook Instagram Website


N2N & Modern Lover Team Up For Thrilling Underground Single “Under Control” via Where The Heart Is Imprint

Over the last eight years, N2N has built quite an impressive career. In 2018, he was mentioned by Billboard in its list of the nine best sets from Burning Man, and the year prior he had the opportunity to perform for a global audience in New York’s Mixmag Lab. In the studio, his versatility shines through, as his groovy feel-good style has ‘landed him major label signings, including Deadmau5’s imprint hau5trap, as well as support from Fatboy Slim, Chris Lake, David Guetta, Idris Elba and more. Beyond the decks, Nick has become an outspoken advocate for mental health and suicide awareness. A survivor himself, he hopes to use his platform to break down the stigma associated with depression and encourage others in similar situations to speak freely in a time heavily dictated by external appearance.

Now, he’s back with a thrilling new single, teaming up with vocalist Modern Lover for “Under Control” via David Hohme’s Where The Heart Is imprint. It’s an infectious underground tune featuring a glimmering vocal from Modern Lover. The melodies blend effortlessly, culminating in a pulsating four-on-the-floor beat and an irresistibly bouncy bassline.

It’s yet another beautifully done track from N2N. We had the pleaseure to speak to him about this single along with other aspects of his career. Enjoy!

How did your experience at Burning Man influence your music and career?

The biggest thing Burning Man has done for me as a performer is to appreciate the floor in front of me. I used to feel disappointment if I weren’t playing to a packed club, or if I were opening and nobody had arrived yet. I’ve played incredible parties at Burning Man where 15 people were on the dance floor having the time of their lives. My responsibility as a DJ is to whomever is on the dance floor at that current moment. Obviously it’s done tremendous things for my career, for which I’m eternally grateful.

What inspired you to develop your unique take on house music?

I started DJing in NYC when I was 18, playing open format clubs for years. It was a class in reading the crowd, but beyond that, gave me an appreciation for incorporating multiple genres in the same set. Now that I’m strictly four on the floor oriented, I still like to incorporate different genres into my set, but under the umbrella of house. It’s more fun as a listener if you’re not getting the same vibe at the same frequencies for 90 minutes.

How did you start working with David Hohme and the record label “Where The Heart Is”?

I met David nearly 10 years ago through the BangOn community in New York. I’ve always had a lot of respect for him as a performer, and over the years we developed a friendship that grew as we started to connect over things outside of music. I rarely make music that’s a sonic fit for WTHI, but when I was showing him some demos I made last year, he highlighted this one and asked if it had been signed yet. The rest is history, and here we are!

What’s the story behind your song with Modern Lover and what’s the meaning of the title of the song?

Makayla and I met over the internet, when I was digging on Beatport for vocalists. We ended up spending Thanksgiving 2021 together in Los Angeles, eating Chinese food and working on random sketches (including Hit & Run on Country Club Disco). Makayla had the idea for the vocal, based on the concept of an unhealthy & controlling relationship (hence the title). We spent some time thinking about the vibe of the song, and eventually the first draft of what you hear today was there within the hour.

As a passionate vegan, how do you incorporate veganism into your life and career?

I like to wear clothes when I travel or perform that encourage conversations. If I play a show and wear a shirt from Don’t Eat the Homies, maybe someone will see it and be curious about the message or something like that.

Which qualities do you prioritize in a record label and what drew you to WTHI?

A lot of things come to mind here. You can approach it from the ‘who’s got the best connections with playlisters at Spotify or other DSPs’ or the ‘who’s got the biggest DJ promo pool.’ At the same time, personal relationships are important. A label can have the best connections in the world, but if they’re a bag of dicks then I have no interest in working with them.

What can fans look forward to from N2N in the upcoming year, both in terms of music and advocacy efforts?

More cats, more mental health, more touring, more music. I’ve set a goal of a release a month for 2023, which we’re on track to achieve. Trying to hit as many new markets as possible so I can start to build a wider audience and keep growing :). I love what I do, and I can’t wait to just do more of it.


 &friends and Phina Asa reimagine Armin Van Buuren’s iconic anthem “This Is What It Feels Like”

This year is the 10th anniversary of the original release of Armin Van Buuren’s pivotal “This Is What It Feels Like”. The single catapulted the trance legend to the forefront of popular culture, setting the stage for a meteoric rise and positioning Armin Van Buuren as a permanent fixture in dance music.  

Who better to do a rework than widely celebrated artist &friends and vocalist Phina Asa?!

It’s an infectious groove, with melodies that swell to a powerful chorus, driven by a pounding drumbeat and Phina Asa’s soaring vocals.  Frank Malloy IV is a skilled percussionist and proclaimed ‘priest of the drum’ – he lent his expertise of sound healing and the intricacies of organic drumwork to the song as well. Across the entirety of the track’s production, all organic percussion elements comprise the lifeblood of the song. Lyrically, the song sings of resilience and strength, and the sense of triumph earned from overcoming adversity.  Brimming with passion and emotion, Phina Asa brings her unique energy to the cut, conveying the depth of her conviction and the power of determination.

“This record is about overcoming, triumphing despite all odds, bumps, bruises, and our deepest scars. It is a celebration, an honoring of how far we’ve come – at its core, this song speaks to the essential human need for connection and love.  This song speaks to the power of love to transform us, to give us purpose and meaning, and to sustain us through the darkest of times. It reminds us that we are not alone in our struggles, and that even in the midst of pain and loss, there is always hope for a brighter future.” – &friends / Sean Thomas

Listen below!


Sullivan King Shares Exclusive GRIDLIFE Midwest Festival Playlist

GRIDLIFE Midwest, the original Motorsports Music Festival is returning for its tenth edition June 2-4 at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, Michigan. This year’s edition is leaning heavily into bass and we have the perfect playlist to get you in the mood for this high octane festival, curated by none other than Sullivan King.

Featuring several releases from his recent Thrones of Blood album, as well as a deluge of heavy tunes from Skrillex, Rezz, Marshmello, Eptic and more, this playlist is not for the faint of heart. However, Sully does take it back with both some Linkin Park and Nine Inch Nails on the playlist as well.

This year’s lineup features Subtronics, Sullivan King, Wooli, Boogie T, and more. Tickets are still available here. Check out Sullivan King’s exclusive GRIDLIFE Midwest playlist below


Someone gave birth during Zedd’s set at EDC

We’ve heard a lot of wild things people have done at music festivals. From outright sex on the dance floor to spraying breast milk on an unsuspecting crowd, some people take the freedom at music festivals a bit too seriously. We would also never suggest attending a festival so pregnant you’re about to burst (though Alison Wonderland had an ambulance on standby), but apparently someone actually gave birth during Zedd’s set at kineticFIELD at EDC this past weekend.

Cristina Celis and her husband welcomed their child at the main stage of Electric Daisy Carnival this past weekend. According to GDE, the baby was born 6 weeks early and “named Izzabela with an extra Z as the mother Marie Garcia gave her another “Z” in honor of Zedd.” However, as the name of the Twitter user who claims to be the mother and the name that GDE gives don’t match, we’re hesitant to fully lean into that bit of information.

Regardless, the circle of life continues and stranger things will always happen. Congratulations to the new parents and we’re sure this young child will grow up with a raver mindset.

It was me 😅😭

— Cristina Celis (@tinacelis11) May 22, 2023



— ray volpe (@rayvolpe) May 23, 2023


Matt Barri Offers Beautiful New Single, “You Are Here”

Matt Barri continues to impress us not only with his steady releases of music, but also the pristine quality of each track. He has a knack for crafting melodies to hit your heartstrings, and his latest single, “You Are Here,” is no exception.

“You Are Here” feels every bit like an anthem, exuding a luxurious and uplifting atmosphere. Filled with bouncing synths, captivating melodies, and impactful drops, the song creates an ideal setting for Matt’s glimmering vocals.

‘You Are Here’ is the place you were when you fell in love with dance music. I wanted to channel my inner dreamer with this tune, feeling nostalgic and dreamy, but hopeful. It’s about growing and evolving and still having acknowledged where you started on your journey.” – Matt Barri

Listen below!


ILLENIUM releases animated movie ‘STARFALL’ paired with his latest album

With only about 90 minutes of advance notice, ILLENIUM announced to fans that he had created an animated short-film centered around music from his latest album, ILLENIUM. ‘Starfall’ is an animated sci-fi adventure, boasting cinematic imagery inspired by gaming and anime, adding a whole new dimension to the star-studded album. It’s said to “prime fans to experience ILLENIUM in person when his tour kicks off at the end of the month.”

“We worked incredibly hard to create this piece,” said ILLENIUM. “I’m so proud of my team especially my VJ, Sandy, for leading the project and bringing this world to life. So excited to finally be sharing this with you all and I hope you enjoy.”

Watch below.

Tickets for all dates are on sale HERE



May 27 – George, WA @ The Gorge
May 28 – George, WA @ The Gorge
Jun 1 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham
Jun 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
Jun 3 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
Jun 4 – Lake Tahoe, NV @ Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
Jun 8 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Azura Amphitheater
Jun 9 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
Jun 10 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
Jun 11 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
Jun 16 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom (Trilogy Pre-Party)
Jun 17 – Denver, CO @ Empower Field at Mile High
Jun 20 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion
Jun 21 – Newport, KY @ MegaCorp Pavilion Outdoor
Jun 23 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest
Jun 27 – St. Louis, MO @ The Factory
Jun 28 – Huntsville, AL @ The Orion Amphitheater
Jun 30 – Austin, TX @ Moody Center
Jul 1 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
Jul 2 – Houston, TX @ 713 Music Hall
Jul 7 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
Jul 8 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheater
Jul 9 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live
Jul 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors
Jul 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Jul 15 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jul 20 – Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
Jul 21 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
Jul 22 – Bridgeview, IL @ SeatGeek Stadium
Aug 4 – Toronto, ON @ Veld Music Festival


Oct 11 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
Oct 13 – Milan, Italy @ Fabrique
Oct 14 – Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja
Oct 18 – Paris, France @ Elysée Montmartre
Oct 20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ MELKWEG
Oct 21 – Brussels, Belgium @ La Madeleine
Oct 26 – London, England @ Electric Brixton
Oct 27 – London, England @ Electric Brixton


Nov 25 – Sydney, Australia @ Hordern Pavillion
Dec 1 – Melbourne, Australia @ John Cain Arena
Dec 2 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Fortitude Music Hall

Photo via Lindsey Byrne


Planet Zuzy releases debut single, “Higher”

We’re always excited to get in on the ground floor of a new artist. Enter Planet Zuzy hailing from Poland with her debut single “Higher.”

“Higher” draws its authority straight from the dance floor, with a nuanced approach to classic club sound. Effortlessly combining trance-y romps with a mainstage pop-like edge, “Higher” is
designed for dancing. The single was born during her time living in Spain, and now serves as the foundation of her new world.

“My debut single ‘Higher’ is inspired by one of my most cherished memories of dance music,” said Planet Zuzy. “As an 11-year-old, I received a Numark Mixtrack controller from my parents,
and despite being unfamiliar with its purpose, I spent countless hours learning, exploring, and immersing myself in the world of dance music. It was during one of these sessions that I
stumbled upon Avicii’s ‘Levels’ shortly after its release. Attempting to describe the emotions I experienced while listening to this song for the first time would do them little justice, but ‘Higher’
comes very close. The elation, freedom, and rapture that I felt in that moment continue to fuel my passion for creating dance music.”

Listen below!


Kill The Noise drops first single of new album “Ultraviolent” with Shadow Cliq

It took Kill The Noise six years from his first album to drop his second, last year’s EMBRACE. But he’s quick on his own heels to drop his third studio album this year, HOLLOW WORLD. The first single from the album is already out, as well, “Ultraviolent” featuring future metal duo Shadow Cliq.

While EMBRACE featured many of the old Kill The Noise bangers we first fell in love with him for, it was definitely a more diverse albums with many different tempos and energies. For its own part, “Ultraviolent” takes after the banger side — that doesn’t mean all of HOLLOW WORLD will follow this theme, but it’s a hell of a start.

Check out the full track below.


SLANDER drops new single “Wish I Could Forget” ft. blackbear And Bring Me The Horizon

What could be considered SLANDER’s biggest collaboration yet is out now as “Wish I Could Forget” releases today with blackbear and Bring Me The Horizon.

The new single marks SLANDER’s first time collaborating with the multi-platinum-selling artists. Says Derek Anderson of SLANDER, “Working with blackbear & Bring Me The Horizon was a dream come true and we are thrilled with how the final version has turned out! We have been fans of both of them for years, so to hear bear and Oli together on one track is truly incredible.”

You can catch SLANDER with two sets at EDC in Las Vegas this Sunday, May 21 followed by Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza Paris, a Las Vegas residency at Zouk, and more later this year.

Listen below.


Skrillex, LUDMILLA, Duki & King Doudou team up for “Vai Sentando” off FAST X Soundtrack

In the midst of Skrillex producing his third and fourth albums this year, following up Quest For Fire and Don’t Get Too Close released in February, he’s also had time to team up with LUDMILLA, Duki, and King Doudou for a track on the official FAST X soundtrack out today.

If you’ve seen any of the Fast films, you know how well this track fits into the universe they’ve established. It has a ton of Latin flair with a noticeably high-octane production that would fit in any race meetup, or even a simple character intro. Within the Fast universe, it’s extremely versatile but even separating it from the franchise, it’s just a super fun track on its own.

Listen below.

Photo by Marilyn Hue


Rezz & Grabbitz release new single ‘Signal’ off Rezz’s upcoming ‘IT’S NOT A PHASE’ EP

“Signal” serves as the second single off Rezz’s forthcoming IT’S NOT A PHASE EP, due out this summer, and the anticipated sequel to her and Grabbitz‘ previous release, “Someone Else” released in 2020. The single notably serves a more alt-rock vibe than their previous collaboration, adding some more live instrumentation and plenty of the Grabbitz vocals we know and love, as well.

Embracing the distinct elements of rock and electronic music, “Signal” fortifies the nostalgic references and cross-genre impulses present throughout Rezz’s upcoming IT’S NOT A PHASE EP. “Signal” continues Rezz’s mission to bridge the gap between rock and bass music, a sound that draws inspiration from the punk bands of her teen years and the modern electronic influences that have sonically defined her.

Regarding the track, Rezz said, “This second collaboration with Grabbitz confirmed that we need to make WAY more music together. It’s the perfect blend between punk and mid-tempo and I couldn’t be more stoked. I think day 1 fans will enjoy this, as well as new punk fans!”

Grabbitz added, “It’s hard to top the feeling that ‘Someone Else’ gives, but I speak for both of us in saying I think we did.”

Listen below!


DROELOE Returns With Glimmering Single “Feeble Games” + US Tour [AEI Music]

DROELOE has proven himself to be one of the most forward thinking, genre-bending producers around. His creativity seems limitless and it flows through all he does, from the songwriting to the visuals.

Making a triumphant return, DROELOE presents a euphoric and life-affirming anthem titled “Feeble Games,” released through the prestigious AEI Music imprint. With an impressive arrangement, DROELOE delivers a vibrant and joyful energy through innovative sounds. Pay attention, and you might catch the subtle inclusion of a sample from his bike brakes, adding a unique touch to the track.

He’s also announced a tour across the US, hitting SF, LA, Seattle, Portland, Denver, and Chicago. If you’ve ever seen him live, you know these shows are a can’t miss!

Check out “Feeble Games” below!

US Tour Dates

10 Jun – Heatwave Festival, Chicago IL

22 Sept- Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR

23 Sept- Showbox, Seattle, WA

7 Oct- Ogden, Denver CO 

12 Oct- 1015 Folsom, San Francisco CA

14 Oct – Fonda, Los Angeles CA


Suray Sertin Unveils Hypnotic Single “Someday” ft. Sabrina Konstas Via Zeds Dead’s Altered States

Zeds Dead’s Altered States imprint is a fascinating label exploring the deeper spectrum of house and techno.

Hailing from Drummondville, a small town near Montreal, Canada, Suray Sertin has been making a significant impact in the electronic scene through his exceptional genre-blending abilities. In February 2022, Sertin made his debut with Altered States by releasing his first single, “U Left Me,” followed by subsequent releases such as “Midnight Delivery” and “People.”

Now, he’s back with yet another mesmerizing single, “Someday“, featuring Sabrina Konstas. Showcasing a soothing blend of warm synths and ambient tones, Sertin masterfully creates a captivating backdrop for Sabrina’s glistening vocals. Suray skillfully incorporates intricate elements like his recognizable glitches and skillful vocal chops as the track unfolds, enhancing the dreamlike ambiance of the composition.

Listen below!