Month: August 2019

CJ Bolland & The Advent – Camargue 2019 Remixes

Today, we’re taking you on a trip down memory lane. In 1992, CJ Bolland and The Advent dropped the timeless track ‘Camargue‘. If you flashback to 1992, you’d find dance music enthusiasts from around the globe bumping the track during the golden age of Belgium dance music.

Today, the tune is known as one of the most treasured pieces of vinyl in Adam Beyer‘s collection and will go down in Drumcode history. Recently, ‘Camargue’ has been given a fresh revamping on Drumcode by some of the biggest names in techno, including Maceo Plex, Enrico Sanguiliano, Keith Carnal, and more.

The classic track has been transformed into a six-part compilation of remixes and will forever mark a highpoint for the record label. Trust us, you’ll definitely want to check this one out!

Swedish techno label Manager Adam Beyer stated, “Camargue is one of my favorite tracks of all-time and has been part of my life for 25 years. To put it out on Drumcode with fresh remixes is a dream come true.”

With the help of a handful of Beyer’s talented colleagues, the package is a breath of fresh air for this classic track, giving it a welcomed 2019 spin.

Maceo Plex showcased his trademark industrial sound. Enrico Sangiuliano delivered an impressive rework including tribal bass melodies. Adam Beyer teamed up with Layton Giordani and unleashed a killer futuresque adaption. Keith Carnal delivered a groovy remix including drums and a hypnotic feel. In contrast, The Advent stepped up and transformed the track with drum-heavy synths.

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[WATCH] Eric Prydz’ Cirez D Set at Tomorrowland 2019

Eric Prydz fans are lucky to be part of such a die-hard community. While Eric rarely allows his sets to be recorded or posted online, the fans always come through clutch. Just today we were blessed with a full HD recording of Cirez D at Tomorrowland from the Drumcode Stage. We are pretty sure that this set is going to keep you glued to your chair for the next one and a half hours.

Here is your chance to Shazam a few tracks or pause and repeat the set of tracks of your choice. While it’s not Holosphere, the Atmosphere stage visuals are out of this world regardless.

Now hopefully we’ll get a tracklisting soon as well! Stay glued onto our page for more updates on these ID’s. Check out the full recording below.

Cirez D @ Tomorrowland

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New York City's PlayStation Theater Set to Close in December

Times Square’s PlayStation Theater is set to close its doors this New Year’s Eve.

The PlayStation Theater in New York City announced that it will close its doors before the start of the new year. They also announced that the final performance in the Times Square venue will be The Disco Biscuits

The jamtronica band will not only play on the final day of operation but also the three days prior for a massive four-day send-off. According to Billboard, the band has played in the theater forty times, which makes them the most billed act in the venue’s history.

The venue is owned by promoter AEG and had several technology-related names over the course of its life. In 2005, it opened its doors as the Nokia Theatre Times Square then was changed to Best Buy Theater before it took on the name it has today.

In addition to the four-day closing event, the venue is set to host Angels & Airwaves, Cypress Hill, Chase Rice, and more. Tickets for The Disco Biscuits four-day PlayStation Theater send-off go on sale Friday, August 23rd at 10 AM EST. You can buy yours here

H/T: Billboard

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Major Lazer is Coming to Fortnite Today

Fortnite players will now be able to unlock various in-game items inspired by Major Lazer.

Hot of the success of Marshmello‘s record-breaking Fortnite crossover, the video game giant announced that Major Lazer will be the newest addition to the massively popular battle royale game. 

Although the tweet doesn’t reveal much, dedicated fans were able to dig through the game’s files and give others a good look at what’s to come during this crossover event.

At the time of writing, the speculated in-game unlockables include a character skin, two remixes from DiploWalshy Fire, and Ape Drums‘ supergroup, a parachute, melee weapon, and two emotes. 

EDM and Fortnite have formed a beautiful relationship over the last year or so. In addition to Marshmello and Ninja‘s contributions to both mediums, RL Grime, Alison Wonderland, Dillon Francis, and more have all participated in events related to the game. RL Grime has even achieved competitive gaming greatness with two major tournament wins, beating out countless celebrities and pro gamers alike.

Fortnite has not announced the official release time for the event but has confirmed that it will come out today. (August 22nd)

H/T: Fortnite Insider

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Take a Look Inside deadmau5’s CUBE V3

Cube V3

If you aren’t aware, Deadmau5 is going on tour soon. This tour will feature Cube V3, which everyone is excited for. Recently, deadmau5 announced the phase one supporting acts. This includes Attlas, Black Gummy, i_o, mostergetdown, No Mana, Eddie, Sara Landry, and Sian.

A video has been put out that shows how humongous and well thought-out the cube is. Deadmau5 talks extensively about the seemingly-crazy brainstorming process for this iteration of the structure. It’s described that an “aresenal of visuals” has been prepared for tour.

However, not only is deadmau5 trying to provide a great experience for concert attendees, he’s also connecting and giving back to his fans. He has put out a community app for fans to connect to him through and also earn different rewards.

Cube v3 will run from September through February. So, take a look to see if there’s a show near you!

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UK Label Toolroom Records Expands Their Tour Stateside

Toolroom Records Tour

Fans of house and tech house won’t want to miss this. Mark Knight‘s label that’s given us amazing summer hits like Weiss‘ ‘Feel My Needs’ and Illyus & Barrientos‘ ‘Shout’ will be hitting up several spots in the US this fall. Mark Knight himself will be appearing as well. Toolroom Records will also have a stage takeover at the Groove Island Festival in Catalina Island, CA.

The lineups include the aforementioned plus some other great names like Leftwing : Kody, Wheats, and Alex Sibley. And the venues include The San Francisco Mint, Soundbar in Chicago, Analog in Brooklyn, and The Exchange in LA.

Get tickets to the events you’re interested in their official site here and be sure to check out the video below.

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Kygo Raises Over $110,000 for LGBTQ Community Through Pride Event

UTOPIA proved to be a massive success for the community.

An artist who is delivering some major positivity in the community this year is Kygo (real name Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll). In June for Pride Month, the famed producer returned to NYC to perform at UTOPIA. He performed alongside Kiiara, Cirque du Soleil, JHART, Danny Verde, and more. The event brought in over $110,000 in donations for the LGBTQ community and supported a number of charities and organizations. 

The highlight of UTOPIA came in the form of Dahll debuting his posthumous Whitney Houston remix “Higher Love“. This performance was special in that the musical legend performed the original single during NYC Pride twenty years earlier at the same event. In regards to the performance, Dahll said: “It was an honor to be a part of it. Love is love.”

Dahll has been having a busy year. He’s coming off the success of his collaboration with Rita Ora for the Pokémon: Detective Pikachu soundtrack, “Carry On“. He also recently debuted a heartfelt track with Chelsea Cutler titled “Not Ok“. Adding this successful and meaningful performance at UTOPIA to his lineup this year is the cherry on top. You can catch Dahll performing at PoloFest in Denver August 31st, 2019. 

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Marshmello Will Bring Out Kane Brown at iHeartRadio Music Festival

The festival will take place Sept. 20-21 at the Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena

The masked DJ/producer Marshmello is getting ready to take the iHeartRadio Music Festival stage in nearly a month. The two-day festival will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Vegas on September 20th and 21st. Top acts across all genres will be coming out including The Backstreet Boys, Camila Cabello, Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus, French Montana, Def Leppard, Chance the Rapper, Cage the Elephant, Billie Eilish, Lauv, H.E.R., and many more. Marshmello is leading the way in the electronic sector so he’s making sure he’s bringing his A-game. 

Joining ‘Mello on stage will be his recent collaborator Kane Brown for a special live performance. The two released the track “One Thing Right” at the start of the summer. The twangy country music crossover became an immediate hit. With Brown on stage as a special guest, the crowd is sure to get a treat this upcoming month. The two performers will get a chance to perform the single live prior to the festival on August 30th, 2019 during the Good Morning America summer concert series. 

This will be the ninth edition of the iHeartRadio Music Festival and will again be hosted by Ryan Seacrest. It goes down the same weekend as Life is Beautiful in the same city but features a lineup geared more towards a rock crowd. For more information and to purchase tickets click here

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[Criminal Mischief] BONNIE X CLYDE Pre-Release Party Gets ROWDY

The dynamic duo reprise the antics of their infamous Sunset Music Festival house-party for massive pre-release extravaganza

After a long and hot Saturday of festival-style performances from The Alchemy Tour kick-off show featuring Gud Vibrations (NGHTMRE b2b Slander), Seven Lions, The Glitch Moband Svdden Death, your average showgoer might decide to turn in and call it a day. Instead, fellow Prodigy Artists artist BONNIE X CLYDE threw one of the biggest afterparties Los Angeles has seen in months.

The dynamic duo opened up their home for a massive pre-release party for their upcoming single “Bad Behavior.” Expected to drop in September, the Ultra Music single made its world debut at their headlining Moonrise Festival set in Baltimore earlier this month. 

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Hundreds of LA’s finest were invited to the event, which turned out to be a rager that continued well into Sunday morning. Attendees witnessed a range of top-tier celebrity appearances from the likes of Chuck Liddell and Blake Webber, as well as surprise musical guests like Slander. To top off the night, the pair performed their new record “Bad Behavior” live, the perfect prelude to its upcoming official release.

Allegedly, the police showed up to shut the party down early Sunday morning, which seems to be a recurring theme for the duo – a clear testament to the infamous criminal couple that is their namesake. Unlike the notorious bank robbers, however, BONNIE X CLYDE have committed no crimes, aside from a bit of musical mischief.

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deadmau5 Shares Behind the Scenes Look at the Cube V3

deadmau5 gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at Cube V3 with the popular YouTuber Sam Sheffer.

The wait is almost over. deadmau5‘s highly anticipated cube V3 tour is set to debut later this month and will also be appearing at Creamfields, in Daresbury, Cheshire in the U.K. In preparation for the upcoming tour, deadmau5 (real name Joel Zimmerman) has been teasing the insane production that is to come. This time, he took fans on a behind the scenes tour with YouTuber Sam Sheffer

Zimmerman sat down with Sheffer and explained the ins and out of the Cube V3. The first notable point was that he really doesn’t feel this should be called version three, being that the cube itself has seen more than three iterations. The amount of engineering and innovation that went into designing this monster of a stage is second to none. The rotating and tilting fixture will feature loads of new visuals through a special touch designer program. If you are a tech nerd, this video will be right up your alley. 

Along with the breakdown of Cube V3, Zimmerman went more in-depth into the new deadmau5 Community. This is the online platform he created to engage with fans on a more personal level. The app is a subscription-based service that will give fans exclusive content and will also provide them access to all of the gameplay and music production streams Zimmerman hosts. The fans engaging the most will have the possibility of better tickets and exclusive merchandise. The cost of the subscription is $5.00 per month. 

deadmau5′ Cube v3 North America Tour runs from September 12th, 2019 through February 6th, 2020. Tickets are on sale now at ww.cubev3.com

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[Editiorial] Does Todays Rave Culture Suck Or Are We Just Jaded? A Look At Recent Festival Trends

A Look At Recent Festival Trends

The love of Dance Music, Music Festivals, and Festival Culture are at an all-time high. With them, so are annoying festival trends. Nearly every country has been enveloped by the “untz-untz“, with the remaining few following suit. Some would argue that the “EDM Bubble” burst around 2012, with others shouting another year. Honestly, I don’t think it ever burst, rather, it just morphed.

Prior to this, we didn’t really see much commercial EDM, and corporate music festivals weren’t yet a thing. Now, both of these run rampant, with the latter even permeating into some of the most underground communities. With the occurrence of all this, the addition of new, and casual fans alike, as well the breakdown of guiding principles like Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect, (otherwise known as P.L.U.R.), it was only a matter of time before we reached the point we’re at today.

Today, we take a look at recent festival trends, and their effect on every Millenials favorite past time, music festivals.

Festival Trends

Totems

If you’ve been to a festival lately, and aren’t ten feet tall, I’m sure you’ve had a run-in with a totem, or 2. I’m not exactly sure how this trend started, but over the years we’ve seen their popularity grow. They range from funny, to mesmerizing, to downright crude. They are typically used to locate your crew from afar.

While totems are definitely a lifesaver when lost, they are quite the nuisance when you get stuck behind them. For the perfect example of this, check out the photo below. Could you imagine waiting all day to see your favorite artist, only to get stuck behind the house totem located on the right side of the photo? Ouch.

Seems like we’re not the only ones irked by this, as another writer created a whole post about “Totem Do’s & Don’ts“, dated 2016.

Fan Clacking

Fan Clacking. You know, this kind. There isn’t much to be said or argued about this one. We get it, raves are hot, fans help with that, but they are not musical instruments. This is similar to the whistling pandemic of years past. Luckily that died down, hopefully, this fan fiasco will too. If you’re trying to remix your favorite song, get a DAW, not a fan.

Looks like CRSSD Festival gets it.

For more on fan etiquette, check out one raver’s recommendations here.

Rave Trains

If you’ve been to any festival I’m you’ve been victimized by a “rave train”. This is best described as when a group of individuals latches onto each other in order to not lose one another and to make their way through crowds. It is pretty much a “congo line”. While the concept of this is beautiful, in practice, it is rather horrible. I’ve personally experienced, on multiple occasions, trains made up of 10+ individuals.

They usually have an attractive female or happy-go-lucky male at the front, which makes breaking into the crowd that much easier. The issue with these trains is that they never end, literally. If you happen to let them through, you usually end up being cut off from your own group and pushed back from the stage in order to make room for the influx of ravers. Due to this, I’ve seen on multiple occasions where people just add themselves to the back, further perpetuating this cycle. This is also a great way to move oneself through the crowd (haha).

Greedy Festivals

This is a trend that can have whole books written about it. We’ve recently seen an influx of festivals add “special tiers” of tickets. While we get it, you’re adding extra features for those willing to pay more, but what’s the point? Shouldn’t your festival be amazing, for everyone? While the distinction between GA, and VIP areas I would say is needed, is it really necessary to have GA+, VIP+, Expedited Entry, etc.? I feel as if clean restrooms, timely lines, and breathing room is not an amenity, but a necessity in a modern-day music festival.

Another greedy business tactic we’ve seen run rampant is the banning of refillable water bottles, as well as items like camelbacks. Water is vital to not only the safety of attendees but to life itself. It seems as though festivals are trying to raise their profit margins by selling their 10$ single-use disposable bottles. This brings us to our next point.

Not Caring For Festival Grounds

It is amazing to me to think that there are whole festivals built around the concept of “leaving no trace”. I say this because you can go to any camping festival, or festival for that matter and find what seems like the exact opposite.

Gone are the days where we cared about the music, the experience, and the festival. One company has gone on the record to state that they have helped to divert “more than 16 million pounds of waste from landfills“, yikes. No one likes dancing in a pigsty, don’t even get us started on the safety hazards. Speaking of safety hazards…

Personal Space

We get it, it’s a music festival, but the lack of space at most of these events is quite unsettling. You have certain promoters who oversell their venues, packing as many attendees into the festival ground as possible. While you shouldn’t expect to have much of a bubble at a festival like EDC, not having the room to dance is ridiculous.

In regards to personal space, one aspect that might contribute to this is the trend of people deciding to sit down, both in groups, and alone, on packed dancefloors. When finding topics for this article, this is something that came up quite often from those who gave me their thoughts. It’s a music festival, dance. If you’re not trying to get your groove on, enjoy the show, or just be present, perhaps you should find your nearest viewing section so you don’t get trampled by the crowd or those who are passing by. Take your Kumbaya elsewhere.

Now back to the whole dancing thing. I don’t think most people would appreciate me punching the back of their head as I fist-pumped to the latest Hardwell drop. So what makes you think I want to be whipped by your hair as you headbang? Again, I get it’s a music festival, and with the recent increased popularity of bass music, this is inevitable. With that being said, I can’t help but think this could be alleviated if only more thought went into attendee’s well-being, and not ticket sales.

Moshing to Non-Mosh Music

I’m not sure if this is because fewer people are learning how to dance these days or just plain ignorance. This trend is ridiculous. Music festivals are about music, your friends, and the experience. Not putting the hurt on some random stranger. If you feel need to jump into the pit during a Yellow Claw, or Riot Ten set, feel free, but not to house or techno. For a perfect example of what I’m talking about, check out this failed attempt of moshing to Alesso at Lollapalooza. Did you peep the whistle?

Artists Playing It Safe

Performing at (Insert Festival Here) is the pinnacle of any DJ’s career. This is their time to shine and to show the crowd what they’re working with. Hearing ‘Despacito‘, ‘Gasolina‘ or any other radio hit is tiresome. Even more so when the 3 DJs before you played the same track. I know for a fact that Afrojack agrees.

One Reddit user stated it perfectly when he posted:

“…I find myself having the best time at shows when the artist plays music that I have never heard before”

u/slosh_co

For a better example of this, look to Fisher. A talented DJ & Producer in his own right, his track ‘Losing It‘ has been overplayed at nearly every festival for over a year now. To all DJ’s: Give us your remix, play a mashup, do something. No shade to Fisher though, I’m sure he’s loving “Losing It” even all the way to the bank.

Influencers

We all know them, they’re our friends, our Instagram followers & followees, even ourselves. With the recent importance that society has put on Social Media, looking cool is, well cool. Music festivals are the perfect places to do this. Music festivals and Raves are no longer places where we can seek refuge from the terrors of everyday life. Nor the people we encounter in it. Rather, they have become places to stunt and get your clout up. Oh yeah, there’s music too.

As I write this, one festival comes to mind: Coachella. Of course, this isn’t the only festival this takes place at, but it’s the most known. The trend of people attending festivals to just to say they did is not going away, and I honestly don’t think it ever will. I’ve stated on multiple occasions that I have no intentions of attending Coachella, but just as I would if Woodstock was still around, I would attend, just to say I did. This last point might seem a bit hypocritical, but that’s the world we live in.

In Closing

Just like that, we’ve wrapped up 9 annoying festival trends we’d like to see go away. While I could write about many other pressing topics, I won’t. It was hard to keep this objective, and not let my personal feelings flood into this. I say this because there is a thin line between annoying festival trends and pet peeves.

A few of the things left out are the often annoying ‘ooh ooh‘ chants, as I personally know of numerous DJs and attendees who live off that type of energy and crowd interaction. In addition to this is Cleanliness, as we all have different standards. Don’t get me started on festival portapotties (VIP Anyone?). Whole essays can be written about rave clothing, or lack thereof, self-expression right? It will be interesting to see how CRSSD handles this last one.

Shoutout to #EDMTwitter for the help in compiling this list, as well as my fellow Writers, and Editors. Be sure to check us out on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

On a different note, for a look back at trends that helped shape 2018 click here.

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Gammer Goes Back to The Roots With ‘This Is The End’

The English producer/DJ, Gammer, is back with a brand new tune titled ‘This Is The End‘. He goes back to his Happy Hardcore roots on this record featuring vocals from the voice of hard dance, David Spekter. In the words of Gammer, this is the most personal song he has ever written. This new record sees its release on Monstercat.

This record starts off with a mellow guitar riff and David Spekter’s vocals. Immediately, the vocals talk about losing something you love, which lays out the theme for the song. Most likely, he is talking about his love for hardcore. He left the UK hardcore scene to follow bass music, but somehow he keeps coming back. As the lyrics say, “this is the end, but it’s not over“. The lead melody is exactly what you’d expect happy hardcore to sound like, ethereal and uplifting. The drop comes in at a fast and powerful 170 BPM, the classic tempo of happy hardcore.

All in all, this record is everything you’d expect from Gammer and more. In addition to David Spekter’s vocals, fans also get the treat of experiencing the “classic” Gammer sound. This record will truly remind fans of what made them fall in love with the hardcore sound. As for new fans, this record will draw you in and make you crave more of the fast and beautiful tempo. You can listen to ‘This Is The End‘ right now here or down below.

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