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HI-LO Gets Dark & Gritty with “Zeuz” Out via mau5trap [LISTEN]

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve heard from HI-LO — and the producer, better known as Oliver Heldens, just released on mau5trap.

“Zeus” is as dark and gritty as we’ve heard him take the techno project. With its distorted synths, hyper percussion, and overall high energy, the track has us missing raves badly — and sprawling over five minutes, the entrancing production keeps us guessing until the very end.

The collaboration with mau5trap feels instinctive, as the song joins other high caliber 2020 releases from i_o & Lights, deadmau5 & The Neptunes, Speaker Honey and more. Explore the roster.

Listen to the power of “Zeuz” right here.

HI-LO – Zeuz

 

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Major Lazer, Avicii Top List Of Most Shazam’d Summer Songs of The Past Decade

We’re in the midst of a global pandemic that has shut down all live entertainment events for the past three months, so in lieu of concert reviews and live event round ups, analytics companies everywhere have taken to looking at streaming and radio.

KISS FM (in the UK, not KIIS FM in the states) and Shazam set out to find the biggest summer songs of the past decade, based on how many times the track has been searched on the music ID app. The results show that EDM is unabashedly tied with summer vibes, with artists like Major Lazer, Avicii, Kungs, Lost Frequencies, Oliver Heldens, Sam Feldt, Clean Bandit, and Robin Schulz all appearing in the top 10.

The top track goes to Major Lazer, DJ Snake, and MØ’s massive summer hit, “Lean On,” which also has 1.3 billion plays on Spotify and a huge 2.8 billion plays on YouTube. The second spot goes to the “Despacito” remix with Justin Bieber which shattered records when it came out, followed by Avicii’s defining hit, “Wake Me Up.”

According to the data, there were more songs on the list from 2018 than from any other year. However there were more songs in the top 10 from 2015 than any other year. Anyone who can remember as far back as 2015 can attest that the vibes that year were just… different.

Kiss presenter Tyler West said: “Summer might be a little different this year, but it doesn’t mean we can’t blast out some music, get amongst happy memories and have a good time.

“Hosting this show brought me back so many moments of past summers gone by and this selection is the perfect playlist to get you pumped for those sunny days ahead.”

Check out the top 50 below!

  • Major Lazer Feat. MØ & DJ Snake – Lean On
  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito (Remix)
  • Avicii – Wake Me Up
  • Kungs & Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl
  • French Montana Feat. Swae Lee – Unforgettable
  • Lost Frequencies – Are You With Me
  • Oliver Heldens & Becky Hill – Gecko (Overdrive)
  • Sam Feldt Feat. Kimberly Anne – Show Me Love
  • Clean Bandit Feat. Demi Lovato – Solo
  • Mr. Probz – Waves (Robin Schulz Radio Edit)
  • Fuse ODG – Antenna
  • Skrillex & Diplo With Justin Bieber – Where Are Ü Now
  • Klingande – Jubel
  • Dominic Fike – 3 Nights
  • Joel Corry – Sorry
  • Naughty Boy Feat. Sam Smith – La La La
  • Lilly Wood & The Prick & Robin Schulz – Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Radio Edit)
  • Kent Jones – Don’t Mind
  • Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong
  • Calvin Harris Feat. Pharrell Williams & Katy Perry & Big Sean – Feels
  • Jonas Blue Feat. William Singe – Mama
  • Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky
  • AJ Tracey – Ladbroke Grove
  • John Newman – Love Me Again
  • Meduza Feat. Goodboys – Piece Of Your Heart
  • Fetty Wap – Trap Queen
  • Years & Years – Shine
  • Robin Thicke Feat. T.I. & Pharrell – Blurred Lines
  • Loud Luxury Feat. Brando – Body
  • Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care
  • DJ Khaled Feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
  • Calvin Harris Feat. Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
  • Jess Glynne – Right Here
  • Ed Sheeran Feat. Chance The Rapper & PnB Rock – Cross Me
  • Galantis – Runaway (U & I)
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us
  • Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss
  • Tinie Tempah Feat. Jess Glynne – Not Letting Go
  • Sigala – Easy Love
  • ZHU – Faded
  • Omi – Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)
  • Armin Van Buuren Feat. Trevor Guthrie – This Is What It Feels Like
  • Juice WRLD – Lucid Dreams
  • Felix Jaehn Feat. Jasmine Thompson – Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)
  • Jax Jones & Martin Solveig & Madison Beer – All Day And Night (Jax Jones & Martin Solveig Present Europa)
  • Cardi B & Bad Bunny & J Balvin – I Like It
  • Icona Pop Feat. Charli XCX – I Love It
  • Jonas Blue – Perfect Strangers
  • Chris Malinchak – So Good To Me
  • Liam Payne Feat. Quavo – Strip That Down​
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    EDC LIVE STREAM – DAY 1 [WATCH HERE]

    EDC LIVE STREAM – DAY 1 [WATCH HERE]

    Today, on what would have been the first day of EDC Las Vegas, Insomniac is live streaming for the world three days of EDC-themed virtual rave-a-thon goodness.

    After it was announced that EDC would be tentatively moved to October, provided the threat of COVID-19 has calmed down by then, Insomniac followed up with the announcement that it would produce a fully live streamed EDC experience.

    Tonight is particularly bass heavy, especially in comparison to the rest of the weekend. We start off with a unique NGHTMRE b2b Ghastly set, followed by ARMNHMR, k?d, ZHU, Zeds Dead, Valentino Khan, Deorro, Boombox Cartel, Subtronics, and Borgore, with house vibes from Chris Lorenzo, Claude VonStroke, Tchami, and Oliver Heldens nestled tightly in the middle.

    Check it out below from 5pm-2am PST!

    EDC LIVE STREAM SET TIMES

    TONIGHT we UNITE under the Virtual Sky!!✨❤️🙌 Ready your Rave Caves & set your alarms because 3 Nights of the @EDC_LasVegas #VirtualRaveAThon kicks off at 5 PM PT TODAY with our host @PasqualeRotella! 🌼⚡️🌈  

    Tune in at → https://t.co/TYLQSv3iVk pic.twitter.com/S7oANQSPBR

    — EDC Las Vegas (@EDC_LasVegas) May 15, 2020

     

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    Martin Garrix Is Streaming Incredible Set On A Speed Boat

    The newest live set from Martin Garrix is streaming on Dutch waters from the back of a speedboat!

    Though he’s not the first to do so — Oliver Heldens streamed from a boat for Digital Mirage — it appears from previews that Garrix will have a hefty entourage following him and playing live for a crowd, much like the drive in rave we saw in Denmark last week.

    Check out the live set below!

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    Electric Zoo 2017 festival in New York City

    Electric Zoo 2017

    Hey, Electric Zoo 2017 festival is coming soon. The EDM festival
    is at his 8th edition. All New Yorkers who love electric music
    are expected at the festival.
    Location of the festival is at the Randalls Island Park
    New York City. This year’s Electric Zoo festival is gonna take place
    on 1-3 September, tickets can be found on the festival’s
    website.

    The event was first established in 2009 by Made Event and soon
    became New York’s one of the largest electronic music festival.
    This years theme is called The 6th Boro. This years theme
    is a homage to the greatest city in the world.
    Some of the mega names from the industry are gonna be there to
    mix for the party animals from all over the world.
    Let’s anounce some names: Dj Snake, Above & Beyond, Galantis,
    Zedd, Armin Van Buuren, Tchami, Oliver Heldens, Martin Solveig
    and much more.
    We’ll be expecting you in great number!