• Paul McCartney

    As if dance music hasn’t had enough trouble with it’s musical cousins from rock-n-roll with Noel Gallagher, Paul McCartney has added fuel to the flame. The 73-year old guitarist, vocalist, knight, and all around legend performed at Chicago’s Lollapalooza last night (Sat. August 1) and suffered an unexpected and unfortunate case of sound-bleeding from Kaskade’s performance. Sir McCartney went on to say:

    “I planned this. It’s like a mash-up between me and whatever shit they’re playing over there!”

    In all seriousness, though Paul took things really well and his response to the situation was pretty lighthearted and a jest at most. It’s especially funny since Kaskade claimed “[his] numbers will rival Paul McCartney and The Weeknd.” With festivals like Lollapalooza bringing in acts from all ends of the music, it’s good to see everyone getting along and taking innocent jabs with these sort of incidents.

    [H/T]: YourEDM

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    YOGI – tsing tao

    YOGI has been making some tactical waves over the past year. From the release of his Burial EP, to working with Skrillex, Pusha T, Moody Good, and TrollPhace on the Burial remix and music video, the mysterious anonymity has had few releases, but they’ve hit hard, and they have us begging for more. To prep for his promises next set of releases, YOGI has provided a fresh free beat, “tsing tao,” to hold us over.

    If you’re looking for a rager with a phat drop, you may want look elsewhere, but don’t go without checking this out first. “Tsing tao” is a unique blend of samples and traditional hip hop elements. It’s got it all: looped and chopped vocals, whistles, bird sounds, sharp snaps, tight snares, crisp drums, and a slow head-bob flow. Rumor has it this was meant for Dr. Dre, since Yogi is on the Aftermath imprint, so maybe we’ll see this on a  full track some day. Regardless, it’s a dope beat that’s worth a listen. Enjoy.

    YOGI – tsing tao | Download

  • With fierce competition from other event companies and festivals like Insomniac’s wildly successful EDC, and SFX’s Tomorrowland/World series, this year’s sold out HARD Summer has to make up for it’s relatively minimalist stage arrangements and festivities with a killer lineup; performances from the Weeknd, Porter Robinson, ODESZA, and Dillon Francis, Day 1 of HARD Summer got off to a stellar start musically. Unfortunately the glory of this lineup has been overshadowed in tragedy, before the festival could even complete both days.

    Two young women have reportedly died of suspected drug overdoses, after attending the festival yesterday. The identities of the victims have not been released.

    “An 18-year-old woman was transported to Pomona Valley Medical Center after collapsing at the music festival. She was pronounced dead at the hospital at 6:04 p.m.

    A 19-year-old female was also found unresponsive and transported to Pomona Valley Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 8:10 p.m.” – ABC News

    HARD will no doubt be on high alert going into day 2, as 65,000 attendees are set to flood the Fairplex again. No amount of deaths are acceptable at these events. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and families of the late young women, and we implore those going today to exercise utmost caution to stay safe.

    Via: ABC News

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    Over the years, we’ve seen DJs perform at some pretty strange locations. There have been dance music events held at The Great Wall of China and inside of glaciers, but this latest one might take the cake.

    Trance duo Aly & Fila are legends in their home country of Egypt, so when determining a location for the historic 400th edition of their Future Sound of Egypt radio show, it was a no-brainer. The guys will be performing at the Great Pyramid of Giza, which is the oldest of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World as well as the only one that still remains intact. It is also worth noting that this will be a fairly intimate show, as there are only 2,000 tickets available.

    For more information as well as tickets, head over to Aly & Fila’s website.

    It’s the moment you have been waiting for! We are proud to present #FSOE400EGY lineup for the 11th of September at The…

    Posted by Aly & Fila on Thursday, July 30, 2015

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    This has not been a good week for Avicii. The superstar’s high-profile feud with deadmau5 seems to be dying down, but that doesn’t mean he’s in the clear. Thanks to Starkillers, Avicii has found himself involved in another controversy.

    After Avicii tweeted about his latest remix, Starkillers responded by accusing the Swede of stealing “Bromance” from him.

    Avicii released the single, as well as the vocal version “Seek Bromance”, back in 2010 when he was performing under the name ‘Tim Berg’. “Seek Bromance” was essentially his breakthrough single, charting in 20 countries and receiving gold status in 3 of them.

    Starkillers is also no stranger to hits, as the American producer has 12 Beatport #1’s under his belt. He claims that the two worked on the track together and when it came time to release the tune, Avicii, and more notably his manager Ash Pournouri, failed to give him any credit. In his Twitter tirade, Starkillers includes a video of what seems to be a rough demo of “Bromance”. He also goes on to imply similar events occurred in regards to Avicii’s song “Collide” and debut album True.

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    Mor Avrahami vs. Ido Shoam – Bateria ( Sultan + Shepard Edit)

    Making his second appearance on Harem Records, Mor Avrahami recently teamed up with Ido Shoam for a new collaboration “Bateria“. Combining tribal elements with a classic electro style,  the original caught the attention of the label heads Sultan+Shepard, inspiring them to put their own signature touch on the record. Transforming “Bateria” into a progressive house masterpiece, this one is sure to become a festival staple for the rest of the season. Out on Harem Records, stream the preview below and be sure to score your own copy of the massive tune here. Enjoy!

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    Ireland is not one of the most populated countries for producers, but the musicians they do have are incredibly talented. Cue EDEN – a multifaceted producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist who has been a budding talent that continually blows us away with every release. He is gearing up for his EP, End Credits, of which he’s released two out of the seven tracks, and now he adds a third with the title and lead single called “End Credits”.

    Finding a central point at which pop meets indie meets future genres, EDEN uses his diverse set of skills to really craft and shape the lead single into a true spectacle. Pulling in a female vocalist to complete a duet dynamic, his sultry croons playing off here provide a fetching yet tranquil demeanor that he then adds layers of depth via light percussion breaks and wheeling bass flares. It’s a track that fans of any genre can really sink their teeth into, and those who do like the track will want to watch out for EDEN’s EP, End Credits, release on August 8th via Seeking Blue and MCMXCV imprints.

    EDEN – End Credits | Free Download

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    The OriGinALz – Vanilla Cake Island EP

    Sharing a home with low end, future bass up-and-comers G Jones, Bleep Bloop, Mad Zach and Doshy on trailblazing, German-based label, SATURATE!Records, The OriGinALz have made it their mission to deliver underground bass music that connects the dots between various genres.

    Their latest EP release, Vanilla Cake Island pushes their dreamy bass, glitchy trap personalities further than ever before, as it boasts six banging original tracks, including a collaboration with forward-thinking mastermind Bleep Bloop, plus remixes from Shlump, Moniker and Trapmasters. Being their first release with SATURATE!, The OriGinALz really pulled out all the stops in the experimental bass music department, as each track balances synthetic and organic sounds, resulting in a plethora of tantalizing, hyphy, guttural, and intergalactic vibes.

    The OriGinALz’s Vanilla Cake Island EP takes a more simplistic, yet extremely impacting, approach to production, as it focuses much more on hardware synths and the incorporation of instruments and less on vst’s, making the entire release sound truly unique for this type of sound. The guys are on tour right now to promote this latest release, so make sure you catch them live to get the full experience!

    Stream the diverse and heavy hitting, future trap/bass mix that The OriGinALz composed in tandem with the release of Vanilla Cake Island below, and make sure to grab the EP, free for a limited time, here!

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    In the matter of a year in half, Oliver Heldens has gone from the mysterious creator of “Gecko” to a worldwide phenomenon. He has toured the world, topped the UK charts, played the main stages of Ultra and EDC in addition to festivals like Tomorrowland and Sensation, started his own radio show, created another artist alias, and launched his own record label. Oh, and he’s only 20 years old.

    Within his upcoming tour schedule, Oliver Heldens has recently announced a double header performance at Exchange in Los Angeles on September 10 & 11 where he will headline both shows, bringing some of his friends for support. On the 10th, Heldens will see Shaun Frank and Chocolate Puma come play for the SoCal community, while the 11th will bring Michael Calfan and Loud Luxury along for the ride. With so many people ranting and raving about his live performances, these will be two shows the people of LA will not want to miss.

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    There is no more formidable Twitter fighter than Joel Zimmerman aka deadmau5 and today, Avicii jumped into the ring to take some shots. It’s no secret that deadmau5 does not care for the Swede, taking shots at him at every opportunity he gets. Let’s not forget the infamous Ultra 2014 troll or his endless jokes about “Levels”. Today, however, Avicii took to Instagram to take a playful jab at Joel, joking that he should come share in Avicii’s creative process and learn the piano from him.

    This comes days after the Canadian producer slammed Avicii and other DJs in a lengthy tumblr post.

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