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Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus, Hannah Wants, Kaytranada, Solomun, Skream and Jon Hopkins Are New BBC Radio One Residents

Dec 2014 16:36PM EDT

BBC Radio One likes to rotate its monthly residents every year and the next batch of artists have been chosen to take over the British airwaves in 2015. This upcoming calendar year will feature tastemakers Flying Lotus, Jon Hopkins, Hannah Wants, Skream, Heidi, George Fitzgerald, Solomun and Kaytranada. Kaytranada already broke the news early last week when his management announced that he would be joining the program.READ MORE

Baauer Performing At Coachella 2013

Baauer Releases Edit Of RL Grime & What So Not 'Tell Me' [REVIEW]

Dec 2014 16:30PM EDT

Baauer has released his live edit of RL Grime & What So Not's genre championing tune "Tell Me." Originally just designed to be a tune reserved for DJ sets, Baauer has decided to give the short edit out as a free download for a limited time. The edit is being played out by RL Grime and Baauer and got its first recognition when a YouTube video surfaced on the web of RL Grime playing the edit during his expansive Void tour.READ MORE

Gwen Stefani 'Baby Don't Lie' (Kaskade & Killagraham Remix) Music Video

Kaskade, Killagraham Preview 'Voice' Coach Gwen Stefani 'Baby Don't Lie' Remix [LISTEN]

Dec 2014 16:11PM EDT

Gwen Stefani is swinging for the fences with the first remix from her first solo single in six years: "Baby Don't Lie." "The Voice" coach tabs United States dance music flag bearer Kaskade and Skrillex-approved, Milo & Otis member Killagraham to provide a different and more club-friendly take on her tune. The remix plays off the downtempo, reggae vibe crafted by pop super-producers Ryan Tedder and Benny Blanco while adding a heavily distorted bass line over Stefani's percussion. Influenced by the current sounds that Killagraham has been producing with Milo & Otis, the pairing craft a midtmepo, trap influenced break that lets the "Spark rhe Fire" singer's lyrics shine through. It is a big change of direction for Kaskade, but an interesting one for the festival mainstay. The video keeps the original trippy visuals and blatant product placement but speeds up sections, where the Kaskade and Killagraham production work is most evident. This is the first official remix to be revealed thus far, but expect more to make their way onto the Internet sometime soon.READ MORE

Dan Snaith of Caribou

Caribou Announces World Tour, North American Dates in February [SCHEDULE]

Dec 2014 13:43PM EDT

Electronica band Caribou has announced a world tour for 2015 in support of their latest album "Our Love." Following January and February dates in Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan, the Dan Snaith-fronted group will embark on a brief North American tour Feb. 26, hitting Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver. After a brief stint across Western Europe in mid-March, the band will return to North America April 11 for dates in Chicago, Minneapolis and various cities across central Canada. British electronic artist Koreless will be opening every show between Feb. 26 and March 14. You can check out Caribou's complete tour schedule here, via "Consequence of Sound":READ MORE

Flight Facilities Triple J Hottest 100

Lorde, Diplo, Flume, Alt-J, Skrillex, Ben Folds & Others Attempt To Make The 'Hottest Hit 100 Record', Hilarity Ensues [WATCH]

Dec 2014 13:36PM EDT

How many artists does it take to make a hit record? Triple J attempted to find out by getting 40 of the top 100 artists on their top 100 records countdown to come together and make a hit song. Triple J breakfast hosts enlisted 40 of the world's finest musicians to try and make this record from scratch and it didn't go so well. Even after gathering names like Lorde, Diplo, Skrillex, Flight Facilities, Flume, Ben Folds, Reggie Watts, Gotye, Kingswood, Alt-J, Disclosure, The Presets and of course Rick Atsley into one room, the group of artists were unable to get anything going.READ MORE

Red Bull Music Academy Paris 2015

Red Bull Music Academy Heads to Paris in '15

Dec 2014 11:29AM EDT

On the heels of its 15th year, the Red Bull Music Academy has announced it will be taking its 30-day session back to Europe to the brooding streets of Paris, France. Setting up shop in Paris, RBMA will inaugurate its 16th session in 2015. Details have not emerged as to when the academy will start in 2015, but Red Bull will begin accepting applications in January, via "XLR8R." The academy is a 30-day gauntlet of lectures, workshops, events and other RBMA activities, all while having access to some of the best studio space in the world, where artists can collaborate and hone their craft under the guidance and supervision of incredibly talented and innovative artists. Paris was chosen, according to the RBMA statement, because of "Its reinvigorated clubbing scene has garnered attention as one of the most exciting, creative and colourful nightlife communities, and its cult venues and longstanding art institutions provide a firm nod to the city's grand, far-reaching cultural history." The city has also fostered some of the most unique electronic music producers like Daft Punk, Justice, Mr. Oizo, Gessafelstein and others.READ MORE

Porter Robinson Performs At EDC Las Vegas 2013

Porter Robinson Delivers EMC '14 Keynote Address [WATCH]

Dec 2014 10:52AM EDT

Porter Robinson has had one of the biggest years of any artists in dance music. He completely transformed his image, his sound and, as a result, his career. The transition had started with his single "Language" and later the collaboration alongside Mat Zo "Easy," but it was made complete with the writing and release of his debut artist album "Worlds." "Worlds" ditched his heavy, glitchy electro sound that he professed, focusing more on technical prowess more than songwriting and creating "beautiful music" at 90 beats per minute that really satisfied the creative spirit of Porter Robinson. During his time at Stereosonic, he stopped at the Electronic Music Conference to deliver the keynote address with fellow DJ and friend Nick Thayer about the process of making the album, give some advice for upcoming producers and say what inspires him, via "In the Mix." Porter Robinson sits down with Nick Thayer, who prompts the 22-year-old producer/DJ to discuss how he got to where he is in his career and give advice on how to get the attention of someone like him. His advice is a bit different from how others might view the music industry or "the game," as it is referred to in the discussion. He admits that his experience was largely shielded from many of the struggles and typical experiences that many artists go through, but in the digital age, where almost everything happens online, he urges artists to focus on being true to one's self and create something that is unique.READ MORE

Buku Music & Arts Festival

A$AP Rocky, Passion Pit, Porter Robinson & More Featured in Buku Music & Art Project [WATCH]

Dec 2014 20:21PM EDT

New Orleans has always been one of the best party towns in the United States. Whether you want to stumble down Bourbon Street or check out any of the incredible music venues around the city, there is always something going on. In March, the city will play host to its first major festival of the year, Buku Music and Art Festival, as the temperatures begin to warm up and the summer humidity descends upon the delta. The festival has announced the first wave of artists and the festival kept with tradition by bringing together a diverse cast of acts from all over the musical spectrum. Some of the headliners include Bassnectar, A$AP Rocky, Passion Pit, Empire Of The Sun, Porter Robinson (Live) and many more.READ MORE

Above & Beyond We Are All We Need Cover Art

Above & Beyond Release 'We Are All We Need' Album Minimix [LISTEN]

Dec 2014 15:13PM EDT

UK trance super-trio Above & Beyond have slowly been teasing the tracks from their upcoming studio album We Are All We Need, leaving fans restless for its Jan. 20 release date in 2015. The latest preview comes in the form of a short album minimix that gives fans a short snippet of each track in order of how they appear on the full 16-track LP. The minimix gives us a brief taste of each track on the album, including how vocalists Zoë Johnston and Alex Vargas excel over each track, as well as a cheeky return to singing by group member Tony McGuinnessREAD MORE

Avicii The Nights Music Video

Avicii Releases 'The Nights' Music Video [WATCH]

Dec 2014 22:15PM EDT

Swedish superstar producer/DJ Avicii has released the new music video for his latest single "The Nights" from his latest The Days/Nights EP. The EP featured his two new songs, "The Days" and "The Nights" that continue Avicii's trend of meshing together country with electronic music. The music video shows follows the carefree life of Rory Kramer a videographer for DJs including 3Lau. We see Kramer doing flips off of cliffs into water, riding around in hacked up convertibles and participating in a variety of water sports as he lives life with as joy and spirit as it appears one can fit into a 3-minute video.READ MORE

ZHU ft. Goldlink - Paradise Awaits Pt. 2

Grammy-Nominated ZHU Shares Goldlink Assisted 'Paradise Awaits Pt. 2' [LISTEN]

Dec 2014 21:26PM EDT

The mysterious ZHU has suddenly reappeared with a new song on soundcloud featuring DC up-and-coming rapper Goldlink. ZHU has tabbed Goldlink to help refresh his tune "Paradise Awaits" from his "The Nightday" EP released earlier in the year. It is not a new song, but the flip creates a new atmosphere for "Paradise Awaits." Steven Zhu, better known as ZHU slows down the track, making a few adjustments to make room for Goldlink. The "Faded" producer takes out his own verses, letting Goldlink have the spotlight for an opening verse, but his whimsical falsettos dominate the chorus.READ MORE

Madeon ft. Kyan 'You're On' Music Video

Madeon Releases 'You're On' Ft. Kyan Music Video [WATCH]

Dec 2014 21:00PM EDT

Madeon has released the music video for his new single "You're On" featuring the vocals of U.K. singer, songwriter and producer Kyan. The video culminates a two-week promotion process that began with the cover art being released and then a teasing 15-second Instagram video. Last Monday he released the full version of "You're On" via Columbia and today the music video has been released.READ MORE

Hardwell at Hakkasan

Hakkasan To Purchase 90 Percent Stake of Morgans Hotel-Owned Light Group

Dec 2014 20:40PM EDT

When the Hakkasan opened up the most expensive club ever built in the world in April 2013, CEO Neil Moffitt said they were not satisfied with where they stood. With the $100 million, 80,000 square-foot mega-club - the largest of its kind in North America - Hakkasan has established itself as a major player in the hyper competitive Las Vegas club scene. The club has decided to expand its reach as a hospitality brand and has been aggressively looking to acquire rival clubs within the space. Their latest move according to Forbes, is set to complete a negotiation with Morgans Hotel Group over their stake in the Light Group, the owners of Light Nightclub and 1 Oak.READ MORE


Skrillex, Diplo, CL & G-Dragon Release Gladiator 'Dirty Vibe' Remix + Music Video

Dec 2014 17:04PM EDT

As part of Red Bull's "20 Before 15" series some of the best artists who have worked with the media / soft drink conglomerate have donated a track from their libraries to give away to the fans according to a press release. There are only 1,000 copies available for download, but the option to stream is still there. As the series comes to a close, Red Bull shines its spotlight back on Skrillex, who they have started a strong relationship with in 2014. Sonny Moore, better known as Skrillex, has done a double premiere with Red Bull, releasing the Gladiator remix of "Dirty Vibe" featuring Diplo, CL and G-Dragon for free, while also premiering the video for Dirty Vibe through the platform.READ MORE

Beatport Pro

SFX to Launch Beatport Pro as Stream Service

Dec 2014 11:57AM EDT

We have become accustomed to hearing about different business maneuvers coming from the SFX Entertainment camp over the past two years, primarily in the form of mergers and acquisitions as the company has looked to expand its global empire over a wide swath of the dance music industry. Robert Sillerman's SFX has slowed its frenetic buying spree in the latter half of 2014 as it looks to consolidate profits and generate more revenue, but the moves have not stopped. It has announced that one of its properties, the popular music-purchasing platform Beatport will now officially enter the streaming space with a relaunched version of its Beatport Pro, via "Dancing Astronaut." The new Beatport music service will offer free, ad-supported streaming to users, according to the "Wall Street Journal." This will give users the ability to listen to Beatport's catalog of music on demand. Beatport currently offers the ability to purchase mixes, which are comprised of Beatport's music library available for purchase via the platform. This will expand the capabilities of listeners and DJs alike to stream music before they purchase. One major hurdle will be to obtain licenses for songs, though focusing on electronic music will make it easier to stay clear of the Big 3. Many big electronic acts, like deadmau5, Krewella, Porter Robinson, Dirty South and Calvin Harris, have signed limited or exclusive with majors deals to take advantage of their large distribution networks. Another major hurdle for SFX will be to comply with copyright laws in different jurisdictions around the world, which is one reason why the global Spotify rollout has not been instantaneous.READ MORE

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