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    Last weekend, Time Warp made its stateside return to Brooklyn, NYC. Time Warp is a festival without the frills, beginning over two decades ago in Mannheim, Germany. Techno legends came together to throw down in the 39th Street Pier, attracting fans from around the world to celebrate its second US edition. Festival regulars including Sven Väth, Luciano, and Chris Liebing hit the decks, with some unexpected twists to the lineup this year such as Black Coffee and Ricardo Villalobos. Originally slated for Crown Height’s Bedford Armory, local backlash forced Time Warp to return to its inaugural location. The Cave 2.0 was still implemented in full.

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  • Deriving its name from a religious mythical pure land whose reality is visionary, spiritual and extra-dimensional, Shambhala Music Festival has flourished from its humble beginnings on the Bundschuh family’s farm in Salmo, British Columbia into Canada’s largest and most revered electronic music gatherings. With its 18th installment just barely sinking below the horizon, Shambhala has proven yet again its unwavering staying power as one of the most influential and thoughtful annual celebrations the electronic music world has ever seen; complete with 6 jaw-dropping stages, a multitude of workshops, movement classes, yoga, and a radiant personality.

    After experiencing the success of its 2015 gathering, Shambhala invites its attendees to take a trip back to the Salmo River Ranch to relive the love, the music, and the endless dance of Shambhala Music Festival with their Official 2015 Aftermovie, featuring appearances from this year’s acts, soaring aerial shots, priceless moments, and bouncing beats by Shambhala artists Coyote Kisses and Tantrum Desire with Solah.

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  • RoulnDoors – How We Do It feat. Mr. V

    11 years since its origination, Flamingo Records is still releasing wonderful tracks that throw down some groovy beats and catchy tunes. The label founded by Fedde Le Grand has recently released a track by RoulnDoors featuring Mr. V entitled “How We Do It“. However, this powerhouse duo has more to offer than just awesome music; the two producers have Master’s degrees in International Business and BioMedical Sciences. While they did finish extensive education, the two men decided to take a chance on their dreams of becoming top notch producers. In 2008, they chose to become RoulnDoors instead of corporate businessmen, and it has become apparent that they have chosen the right path. Gaining support from Tiesto, Hardwell Nicky Romero and record labels such as Defected Records, Atlantic and Ultra, it’s clear to see that their efforts have paid off.

    RoulnDoors – How We Do It (Feat. Mr. V) | Beatport

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    The duo that helped shape one of the biggest eras of our generation is now coming straight to your living room. While Daft Punk‘s documentary, Unchained, is heading straight to store shelves in France, it is being broadcasted in the US on December 10 through the Showtime network.

    Members Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo have enjoyed quite a successful career, as is apparent in the six Grammy awards and 12 nominations that the duo have received for their work. From modest beginnings in the Paris suburbs to touring the world and becoming a household name, the documentary delves into their massive rise to fame and features interviews with the likes of Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Pete Tong, Giorgio Moroder and many more.

    As for the documentary’s theme music, Joseph Trapanese has been fittingly enlisted to produce the soundtrack for them. Trapanese has previously collaborated with Daft Punk on the release of the Tron: Legacy score.

    Tune in to Showtime on December 10 to get a look inside how two Frenchmen have taken over the electronic music scene with their masterful sound.

  • Groove Cruise LA

    You ever wonder what it’s like to just pack up your things and sail away to what can only be described as a dream? Well wonder no more, as Groove Cruise’s new Los Angeles aftermovie will put you right in the driver’s seat. The movie is shot from a behind-the-head point of view, following different members from the Groove Cruise family as they dance, dip, slip and slide all the way from the ship to the shores of Catalina, Mexico. If you did not go on this year’s LA voyage, the video will induce some major FOMO, and if you did go on it, well just like DVBBS’s accompanying song says, you’ll wish to never leave. Even though the LA trip has sailed away until next year, it does not mean you will not be able to get your own fill of groovin’ and cruisin’ action. Fortunately, Groove Cruise’s Miami voyage is right around the corner and there are still rooms available. Set to set sail in January, ship will be sailing to Jamaica for the first time ever and already has a lineup that features Dirty South, Dash Berlin, Dada Life and more. If you want to book your trip for Groove Cruise’s Miami leg, information can be found here. And if you want a reminder of what to expect, check out the LA aftermovie below.

  • Arno Cost – Return

    As one of the many wonderful artists to come out of Paris, Arno Cost strives to turn electronic music into works of art that are reminiscent of his hometown. Combining disco, house, and pop into a soulful symphony, his newest single “Return” embodies the life and luster that is Paris. His career has blossomed this year with releases such as “Coming Home“, “Rising Love” which won an Insomniac-sponsored remix contest, and a collaboration with WAVO entitled “At Night“. However, the launching of his radio show When In Paris is perhaps the most significant example of how much his career has grown in such a short time. The show held live events, personally curated by Cost himself, at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event and in his hometown. Grab a download of this Frenchman’s new single and keep an eye out for him in the near future.
    Arno Cost – Return | Download

  • Kill The Noise & Dillon Francis – Turkey On Wheels

    Every year offers something new to be thankful for, and this year Dillon Francis and Kill The Noise gave us a little extra. This hilarious new track has Francis and Stanczak producing mad beats as per usual in addition to comedic samples of the two. Released on Thanksgiving through Skrillex‘s OWSLA record label, the song is a lighthearted way of saying that we should all thankful for electronic music, amongst other things of course. However, this is not the first time Dillon Francis and Jake Stanczak have collaborated to create an interesting and catchy tune. They have previously worked together on “Dill The Noise” and their similarly titled song “Dolphin On Wheels“, which also features strangely amusing animal noises. Although Thanksgiving is already over, you can still enjoy their new song and grab a free download for next year’s holiday celebrations. Turn up with Turkey.

    Kill The Noise & Dillon Francis – Turkey On Wheels | Download

  • Jess Glynne – Take Me Home (Tiesto Remix)

    Ever since she appeared on Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be”, Jess Glynne has amounted to great success by powering through the music industry. Her song “Take Me Home” received attention from Tiesto, who remixed it and put the EDM touch on an already wonderful track. With an incredibly long, successful career under his belt, Tiesto has done it all. His remix of John Legend’s “All Of Me” was widely circulated through radio stations and festivals when it first came out.

    This time around, he decided to turn his attention to the talented 26-year-old from England, who had a strong opinion about the music industry. In an interview with Radio Times, the singer stated, “This industry definitely makes you feel insecure. It’s easier for a girl to get suppressed in saying things than it is for a guy. That’s why I’m adamant that I won’t not speak my mind for fear of being judged.”

    Jess Glynne – Take Me Home (Tiesto Remix)

  • The Chemical Brothers have always been able to attract people to their shows with their unique play on musical genres and their long time collaborator Adam Smith. These days, there usually needs to be an added element of engagement to accompany said music. The go to are LED lightboards with some pre-progammed light sequence, sometimes poorly made at that; detracting from the musical experience.

    They (The Chem Bros), have stepped it up a notch, using lights and motion capture to project the experience. Minus the lights, motion capture has been used in a lot of your favorite movies for over two decades. However, it is fairly new the stage of music. While holograms and complex patterns of light sequences that accompany melody and basslines alike had brought stages to life in the music industry, motion capture is a fairly new experience.

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  • With the flurry of albums that came out last week, some of our viewers may have been too caught up in releases by Knife Party and GTA to notice that the first chapter of Steve Angello‘s Wild Youth was finally unveiled. A project years in the making, this first release marks a resurrection for the former Swedish House Mafia member, who had taken a brief hiatus from songwriting to focus on managing his Size label. Speaking in a candid interview with MTV, Steve took some time to discuss the inspiration and writing process behind the album, and even touched on topics like the current state of EDM, social media, and working with Justin Bieber in the future.

    Wild Youth’ is the culmination of three and a half years worth of work for the Greek-born DJ. The writing process involved heavy revisions and constant edits, with Steve struggling to create music that truly conveyed his story, and not simply making music for listeners to dance to. Reflecting on the overall experience, the ‘Children of the Wild’ producer was both honest and introspective:

    “I started three and a half years ago. I started it because I wanted to write something that had a meaning and I wanted to tell a story. I think a lot of music today is not really storytelling. A lot of people are just working with songwriters and producers and they get delivered something based upon a request from a record label and some input from the artist. So for me it’s really important to start from scratch.

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EDC New York 2016
EDC New York 2016