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Illenium Ignites New Web Series

Illenium shares the first episode of his new web series called ‘Ignite’ to the public.

It has been about a week since Illenium opened up about his story on fighting addiction and his heroin overdose. It seems like his public statement on his social media channels ‘ignited’ a chain reaction for Illenium to share his whole journey with his fans. On Monday, he announced on social media the first episode of his new web series that he calls ‘Ignite.’ The series invites his fans on for a once in a lifetime exclusive look at his success and what it is like traveling the world playing music for everyone to enjoy. The first episode is now available to view and we cannot wait to see just how far Illenium takes us along with the rest of the episodes. 

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Aphex Twin Releases New Track and Release Date for Upcoming EP

Open: Collapse.exe

Fans of the mysterious Richard D. James have been sent down the rabbit hole due to the various Aphex Twin teasers that have been appearing over the past couple of days. Snippets of new music have been appearing on social media, mysterious artwork has popped up across the world, a mysterious press release was distributed, and a now-cancelled special was scheduled for broadcast on Adult Swim.

However, the wait is finally over. Fans can now put away their tinfoil hats because Aphex Twin has formally announced his next project. Releasing on September 14th, the newest edition to the Aphex Twin library is titled Collapse EP

Warning: This video contains intense strobing.

Alongside the EP announcement, the video for the first track “T69 collapse” hasn’t been revealed. This video was pulled from Adult Swim for failing a test that protects viewers with epilepsy. 

Created by Weirdcore, this video is the perfect representation of the pure insanity that is Aphex Twin. The strobing lights and digital corruption help guide listeners down into the glitched-out world the music creates. 

Collapse EP is out September 14 on Warp.


1. ‘T69 collapse’
2. ‘1st 44’
3. ‘MT1 t29r2’
4. ‘abundance10edit[2 R8’s, FZ20m & a 909]’
5. ‘pthex’

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Electric Zoo Radio Is Making Its Return To SiriusXM

Electric Zoo

It’s already August and if you aren’t already hyped for Electric Zoo, you should be. Always a good time, this year is shaping up to be an especially amazing event as the festival is going to be celebrating its 10th anniversary. Featuring a stacked lineup, this is definitely one summer event you shouldn’t be missing.

And now they’re getting ready to celebrate their 10th anniversary with the return of Electric Zoo Radio. The station will be taking over Diplo’s Revolution on SiriusXM every Wednesday at 8pm EST until the festival day arrives. Featuring the likes of Jauz, Said The Sky, Mija, Alesso, and more, there is definitely enough amazing sets to hold you over until you’re able to catch the artists’ sets live at the festival. Take a look at the full programming below and start counting down for the big 10.

Electric Zoo Radio


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Rüfüs Du Sol Teases Upcoming Album Track

rufusThere aren’t many cult followings quite like the one Rüfüs Du Sol has built. With the anticipation building for their third studio album, the Australian duo have just added to the excitement. On their Facebook page, Rüfüs Du Sol posted a 25 second clip teasing their next release off their album. The post doesn’t say what the track’s name is, but based off the emojis that they used, it has something to do with a desert.

The clip itself doesn’t offer much, but just enough to entice their fans’ curiosity. The music is melodic with a downtempo vibe; exactly what you’d expect to hear from Rüfüs. Their third studio album is set to drop this fall along with an album tour. It’s already been a big year for Rüfüs Du Sol, and it looks like it’s only going to get bigger from here.

The new track comes out this Friday. Check out the teaser for their upcoming song below and let us know what you think of it.

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The second breath from our third album is coming this Friday 🌊🌵🌙

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Aphex Twin Teases New EP On Warp Records

Warp Records took to Twitter this week to tease the IDM legend Aphex Twin’s upcoming EP titled ‘Collapse’. On August 5th, the label randomly tweeted what we can only describe as a press release for the project – but most of the text is unreadable thanks to the producer’s logo which is layered on top. One Twitter user tried to make sense of the text, but for the most part it’s nonsense. One of the few legible sentences describes the EP as being “a series of movements that match the speed and rhythm of cake”.

What we can confirm, however, is that it appears as though ‘Collapse’ will be five tracks. Our friends at Stereogum stated that the EP would be be previewed tonight on Adult Swim during a five minute segment between shows, but it was cancelled last minute because it failed to pass an epilepsy test. It will, however, be premiered online.

This news follows the appearance of Aphex Twin’s logo in London, TurinManhattan and Los Angeles. We are very excited to say the least!

‘Collapse’ Tracklist:
01. T69 Interruption
02. First 44. MT 1 t 29 r 2
04. Abundancel O edit [2 R 8, FZ 20 m & a 909]
05. Pthex (bonus track)

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RESISTANCE Ibiza Teases Week Four Lineup With Adam Beyer’s DRUMCODE

While summer might be coming to a close in the U.S., it’s far from over in Ibiza. Only four weeks in to their nine-week takeover of Tuesdays at Privilege, RESISTANCE and Adam Beyer present: DRUMCODE. In a teaser posted to UMF TV, the lineup for this Tuesday August 7 is presented while Adam Beyer and Layton Giordani’s ‘Rome Future’ plays. The mega lineup includes Adam Beyer b2b Joseph Capriati, Pan-Pot, Ilario Alicante, and  Layton Giordani in the main room. Over on the terrace ANNA, Ida Engberg, Enrico Sangiuliano, and Wehbba will spin into the morning.

Ultra’s underground techno label has gained tremendous traction in the past couple years, and having their own night at the largest club in the world is no small feat. Just last week, Carl Cox celebrated his birthday there in the company of Jamie Jones, Nic Fanciulli, Eats Everything and more.

You can watch the teaser below, and buy tickets for the coming weeks here.

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Underground Vibes of the Week / 006

Louis Futon, Boehm, Krane and more featured on this week’s installment. ​

Welcome to “Underground Vibes Of The Week”, the place to discover new music. No matter if it’s Trap, House or Ambient, heavy and dark or bright and bouncy; if it’s a vibe it belongs here. 

Childish Gambino – Summertime Magic (Louis Futon Flip)

For his latest flip, talented producer and multi-instrumentalist Louis Futon picked Childish Gambino‘s recent release “Summertime Magic“. Check out how he made the track here

BRUX – I’m Back

Mysterious artist BRUX is only getting started. Her debut single bridges techno and psychedelic vocals with hard bass and analog synths; creating a dystopian atmosphere that can’t let you decide whether it’s super hard or super chilling. 

ZHU & Tame Impala – My Life (Brian Cid Remix)

Brian Cid takes down the energy of ZHU‘s and Tame Impala‘s original and transforms it into an ambient house masterpiece. 

Boehm – Cool Kidz

Talented producer Boehm turns to summer pop with this one, combining bright synths and vocal chops.

SNBRN – If I Can’t Have You feat. Harloe

SNBRN is back after his latest U WANT IT EP, and his latest single “If I Can’t Have You” is one of his most anthemic ones yet. 

Paces – Going Mad (Hood Rich Remix)

hood rich‘s groovy remix of Paces breaks down into a chilling atmosphere textured drums, hard bass and vocal samples take over, making up for the perfect party-starter. 

Nurko & Last Heroes – Promise Me (feat. Jessie Chambers)

Nurko and Last Heroes team up with talented vocalist Jessie Chambers for this epic and explosive track, out on NCS.  

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We Sat Down with Riot Ten at Global Dance Festival [Interview]

Chris filled us in on how he got his start in music, his upcoming Hype or Die Tour, Fortnite, and more!

Riot Ten‘s set at Global Dance Festival this year was stock full of high energy and headbanging.  I haven’t been lucky enough to witness this in person before, but the booming bass and screaming fans could be heard a good distance away from the Northern Lights stage.  Chris Wilson, the man behind the madness, has been producing since the age of 15.  Some of his most popular tracks you’re sure to recognize are “Fuck It” with Sullivan King, “Money Walk” with H&D, and of course “Rail Breaker” feat. Rico Act.

After he finished his set, I got the opportunity to sit down with Chris and get to know him a little better as well as talk about his upcoming fall tour and EP.

Chris was thoroughly impressed with Global Dance Festival as a whole.  This was his first year playing the festival and not only did the fans go insanely hard (duh…Denver is the bass capital after all), but the people were nice and the festival was really organized.  When I asked him what sets he wanted to see while he was there, he mentioned Gucci Mane and Illenium B2B Said the Sky.  He also hopes to be back next year!

Despite being able to throw down some serious dubstep and hardstyle, you won’t catch Chris blasting it in his car or when he’s at home.  In fact, he usually listens to indie or hip-hop, which was his “first love”.  He got his start in the industry by producing hip-hop, which gradually evolved through electro and trap, leading to dubstep.

I also learned that Chris is all self-taught as far as his producing goes.  He got introduced to the process by Cyber Punk (formerly Jack Bass) and then taught himself from there.  He did mention that he used YouTube to learn little effects or certain techniques, but he learned the program and sound design by experimenting on his own.  Chris uses FL Studio which he mentions is kind of looked down upon when compared to Ableton, but he said that he’s been in music for ten years now so “if it works, it works”.

When I asked Chris what one of his favorite songs was that he’s produced, he said “Evil Dead”.

It features vocals from one of my favorite movies, which is The Evil Dead, and it’s one of the first dubstep songs I ever produced.  Even now, I listen back to it and it’s definitely one of my favorites.

“Rail Breaker” feat. Rico Act is obviously another one of his favorites, and he also said he’s continuously blown away whenever he plays it live.

I’m just always surprised by the reaction.  I play it a million times, and it’s just always the same.

As I’ve been working in the music industry more over the last few years, I’ve learned that networking is a really important part of almost any position.  Lucky for Chris, this comes easily to him as he’s a very outgoing person.  He says that once there’s an icebreaker in the conversation, it’s easy to get talking from there.  As far as the importance of networking goes, he says that it could be 50/50 next to talent.  “You never know who you’re talking to” so it’s important to always put your best foot forward and be respectful.

On June 27th, Riot Ten officially announced his HYPE OR DIE Tour which touches down in about 40 cities and festivals across the United States and even includes a few international dates.  This is his biggest headlining tour to date, as he’s bringing out a bunch of acts on the lineup to help him break necks in each city.  For the full set of dates, lineups, and tickets, click here.

During the fall tour, Chris’ girlfriend will keep him company and join him for a few of the dates.  Last year, he brought his son out to a few dates and even brought him out on stage during one of his festival performances.  One day,  Chris also hopes to bring his infant out to a few shows once he’s older.

When he’s on tour, a typical day for Chris consists of landing, going to the hotel, and relaxing until he has to go to the venue.  This is essentially the same as when he’s off, as he loves to stay at home and spend time with his family.  For all of the Fortnite fans out there, there’s a good chance you could catch Chris online as he spends about 6 hours per day playing when he’s not making music or getting food.

At one point during the interview, I truly thought I was talking to myself when Chris said,

When I’m home, I like to just be home.  I don’t like to go anywhere.  I hate that I’m boring sometimes, but you know what?  That’s just me.

Is that extremely relatable to anyone else?

Amongst performances, Fortnite, and spending time with his family, Chris has also been preparing his second EP which is set to release this September.  When I asked him if there are any collaborations we should look forward to, he explained that he’s more focused on finding amazing vocalists for his tracks.  His career has largely been based on solo tracks and progression, as he doesn’t need “a big name to try and blow up a song”.

However, he is definitely picky when choosing vocalists for his tracks.  Bok Nero (who is also a part of Dim Mak), Jeff Kush, Virus, and more are all making an appearance on the upcoming EP.  According to Chris, it’ll have “a little bit of everything”.  If he could have anyone do vocals for one of his tracks, he’d love to work with Meek Mill because he’s always loved him and he feels like his energy matches his.

Towards the end of the interview, Chris dropped some serious words of wisdom for anyone out there that’s trying to get into producing.

Never give up and don’t listen to negative comments.  I dropped out when I was seventeen, I had a kid when I was sixteen…don’t listen to anybody, just work hard.  Network, practice tutorials, anything you can do to always better yourself.  Whatever you can do, do it.

One random fact about Riot Ten?  He LOVES memes.  One of his favorite memes/internet crazes is below, and it’s pretty funny.  Chris says that any time one of his friends says “yo let’s party tonight”, he sends that back and “they already know” what’s up.

Riot Ten also recently released his first HYPE OR DIE Mix on SoundCloud.  This thirty-minute long mix has unreleased music from Riot Ten, some friends, and of course some of his already released songs we know and love.  Fans quickly took to social media to warn others that the mix absolutely has to be played at full volume, and causes profuse headbanging and bass face.  Listen (at your own risk) below!

To keep up with Riot Ten, follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SoundCloud, and Spotify.

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Electric Pickle Nightclub In Miami Set to Close It’s Doors Next Year

In the always evolving world of electronic dance music, we’ve seen various things come and go. Unfortunately for fans in Miami, a nightclub called Electric Pickle will be closing it’s doors for good next year.

The EDM scene has evolved in many ways over the past few years. With electronic music taking a mainstream turn, it is rare to find a nightclub that plays underground music. Miami locals will now need to seek a new venue near Wynwood for their underground music needs as Electric Pickle is set to come to a close in June of 2019. In a sincere message posted on their social media, the owners of the nightclub announced to the world that they will not be renewing their lease on the venue. The venue played home to many underground music fans for over ten years.

You can check out the full statement below. The nightclub will continue to operate under regular business hours until then so be sure to give the club a visit before it is gone forever!

We’re just gonna leave this right here… #pickleforever

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Aphex Twin on Adult Swim Cancelled After Video Fails Epilepsy Test

Recently it was announced that Aphex Twin would be premiering a 5 minute video on Adult Swim to commemorate the releases of the Collapse EP. Pitchfork is reporting that the segment was cancelled for “safety reasons”. Surely this sounds odd, and the reasoning will surprise you.

The video failed the Harding test, which is used to screen videos for potential to cause epileptic seizures. That means the video is literally dangerous enough to cause seizures, that’s really something. Now the video will be premiered online. The EP has been teased through a variety of mediums recently, with more details spilling out over time.

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New EP Details Emerge From Aphex Twin Teaser

Clues suggest a new Aphex Twin EP.

Social media has shared some new clues about the Aphex Twin’s upcoming EP. First, the artist’s logo popped up throughout the world, like Hollywood, New York, and the Turin. 

Now, Aphex Twin has shared a mysterious post on Twitter, revealing a distorted image with his logo and other text. “Collapse EP” appears throughout the post. Richard D. James (his real name) hasn’t released an EP since 2016 so we can’t wait to hear what he’s cooking!

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Oliver Heldens Becomes Ambassador For An Anti-Plastic Pollution Foundation Called Plastic Soup

Oliver Heldens, the Dutch superstar DJ, is known for many things. He is an excellent producer and DJ, the head of successful record label Heldeep and now a public advocate for a cleaner ocean. As one of the newest ambassadors for the Plastic Soup Foundation, Heldens will bring his international popularity to the advocacy group working to ban single use and environmentally detrimental plastics. And so far it’s working well! After just one month, the new partnership has helped generate 10,000 Euros in donations.

The Plastic Soup Foundation is known as “[o]ne of the leading advocacy groups to tackle plastic pollution” internationally. With many different business partners donating parts of their revenue to the cause, Plastic Soup is able to pursue various anti-pollution campaigns. One of their biggest accomplishments includes pursuing the ban of microbeads in products like body wash and cosmetics. One of those partners is “MBRC the Ocean”. Pronounced “Embrace,” the company reclaims and recycles plastic waste from the ocean and uses it to make trendy looking bracelets.

You can check out all the color options on the MBRC the Ocean website. 30% of your 25 euro purchase will be donated to the Plastic Soup Foundation. With a goal of raising 500,000 euros by the end of 2019, MBRC needs all the help they can get. Show your support for a healthier planet by heading over to their website and purchasing now!

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