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Good Looks Presents: Dom Dolla, Phlegmatic Dogs, QRTR, & N2N August 10th

Live at The Roof//Brooklyn, New York

Good Looks Collective is throwing down an action-packed night at The Roof in Brooklyn, New York featuring Dom Dolla, Phlegmatic Dogs, QRTR and N2N this Friday, August 10th.

House music fans unite, this is not going to be a line-up you’ll want to miss.

It’s a 21 and up event, Doors open at 5pm. Enter at Wythe Ave. 

Snag your tickets here and don’t forget to RSVP here!

In the meantime, check out a preview of what’s in store this Friday. 



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Bass From Space: Shlump Debuts New EP "Lazer Beam" [Listen]

Out now via DEADBEATS

Santa Cruz local Michael Petzel, better known to bass heads as Shlump graced us with his debut Lazer Beam EP, out now via Zeds Dead‘s DEADBEATS label.

Self-proclaimed alien bass music maker, there’s no questioning why he labels himself this way. His tracks have a wonky etherial quality about them. Otherworldly perhaps? 

The bass is nice and wonky. The listener doesn’t get a chance to get comfy here, his pulsating synths keep us on our toes. It’s an impressive debut EP for sure.

Take a listen for yourself here:

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MDMA Found at Bestival Kept People Awake for 4 Days

The Bestival music event finished this last weekend in Dorset, England and while most festivalgoers enjoyed the music, some were exposed to dangerous MDMA pills that left many awake for over 96 hours. The Loop, a drug safety organization, did some digging to explore what was in these drugs and why they are so dangerous. As a reminder, it was just this past July when we learned that the UK’s drug use has reached record-high levels among youth.

After testing around 450 MDMA samples, ‘pentylone’ and ‘N-ethyl’ both showed up positive. While normal MDMA shouldn’t leave you awake for 4 days and/or with temporary psychosis, these pills were no different in smell or appearance. According to The Loop’s director Fiona Measham, the drugs they found were around three times stronger than normal MDMA, resulting in the abnormal side effects.

‘There were people at Bestival who had been awake for three or four days after taking it.”

Fiona explained more about the process to Metro.co.uk:

“If we test it, at least we know what we’re dealing with and then the medics and welfare officers can look after them appropriately, and we can put out a warning on our social media channels. Exactly half the people who brought us it had already taken it.

So we’re getting people coming to us after they’ve had a bad time. People sometimes mistake our service for the fact that we might be encouraging future use but actually we’re helping people understand past use.

This is about reducing harm, it’s not necessarily about reducing use.”

Additionally at Bestival, The Loop founds several pills shaped like Donald Trump that contained 250mg of MDMA, twice the normal amount! Cocaine tested at the event turned out to be chloroquine.

Let this be a warning of the danger of drugs at festivals. You never really know what’s inside the pills you find. It’s not worth your life, so stay safe this summer and check out The Loop’s website here for tips on staying safe with drugs.

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CRSSD Adds Special Guest Louis The Child & Many More To Their Eclectic Lineup

CRSSD is getting us hyped for fall with this incredible lineup!

Fall is on the horizon and you know what that means…CRSSD round 2! This special San Diego event is back with some big names. The biannual festival is held every year in spring and fall, bringing eclectic artists old and new. They always tease us with a phase one announcement and then reveal the second phase closer to the date. Well, the wait is over. If you didn’t think the lineup was amazing enough, they just added a wave of great artists to the lineup! Get excited for Louis The Child, Big Wild, Oliver, Mija, Mount Kimbie, Kiiara and more to join the heavenly CRSSD stages this September. 

Others that will heat of the festival are Darius, Autograf, Cut Snake, Duke Dumont, AC Slater and many more!

Don’t sleep on tickets, grab them here!

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Armin Van Buuren, Kygo, Danny Avila & Afrojack Meet Youth Cancer Survivors at Untold Festival 2018

During last weekend’s fourth edition of Untold Festival, a weekend full of acts and festivities were planned, but there was something special in store for a certain group of individuals as well. Armin Van Buuren, Afrojack, Kygo and Danny Avila had all taken the time to greet youth cancer survivors in meetings that were organized by Youth Cancer Europe who went the extra mile and flew the young adults in for the occasion.

The group of survivors whose ages all ranged from 18-26 were awarded the special opportunity through a social media competition organized by the charity for its network of cancer survivors, which included representation from Spain, Northern Ireland, Poland, Macedonia, and Romania.

Afrojack had been the first to meet and greet with the very special fortunate young adults backstage on thursday night, while Armin Van Buuren took photos with everyone before he took on the stage at Cluj Arena for an special mammoth 7 hour set. During his set on Saturday night Spanish DJ Danny Avila was also seen sporting his “F*** Cancer” bracelet that was gifted to him by the group, he also described the meeting as “Unbelievable.

Katie Rizvi, CEO, and Founder of the Youth Cancer Europe Foundation had this to say on the special event,

“Once again, we were lucky to secure the opportunity to invite youth cancer survivors from across the continent to meet some of their heroes at the incredible Untold Festival in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Afrojack, Kygo, Danny Avila and Armin van Buuren took the time to speak to each of our guests individually, take photos and sign autographs for them. These are memories that they will cherish forever and we’re always over the moon to bring these experiences to them. A huge thank you goes out from us to the DJs, as well as to the team at Untold for all their help in making this happen. Until the next time!”

 

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We Speak With KUURO About Playing Festivals & Future Ambitions

KUURO are undoubtedly one of my favorite upcoming duos within the entire music industry. Having released on Monstercat, and played some of the biggest festivals in North America, it was great having the opportunity to hang out whilst in Calgary, Canada. 

After attending their set during Chasing Summer, we spent some time together backstage to discuss the music industry, their future ambitions, and so much more. Enjoy!

EDM.com: Thank you so much for taking the time to chat. I really appreciate it.

Luke: No worries. Of course man.

So tell a little bit about how you originally got into the music industry.

Luke: Heard a remix by Junkie XL of Coldplay’s Talk. It was one of the first electronic crossover tracks that went to FM Radio. I remember hearing it & thinking it was really cool. Shoutout to LimeWire. 

I was interested in how to make music so I downloaded FL Studio. It was FL 4 or 5. Something like that. I taught myself how to do everything. The advent of YouTube came up & people were posting tutorials on how to do things.  

That must have been useful.

Luke: Yeah. I had a classical piano background which helped. I was really big into Trance music. Made a collaborative group with some people from the Netherlands. Dutch people basically own the dance music industry. It evolved out of that into where we are now.

Jordin: I remember the moment quite specifically. It was a DVD from Tiesto in concert back in 2003. I thought it was really cool music. I thought how do I do this myself? Messed around with a variety of music production software, and worked my way up until I had my first release on a small dutch label. The first time Armin Van Burren played my song made me lose my mind. 

That must have been an amazing moment.

Jordin: For sure. My parents were incredibly proud. It continued down that path. I started in uplifting trance & made my way into progressive. We met in person 4 years ago at a show in Seattle. 

The past 2 years have gone a lot faster than we could have imagined: it’s been a rollercoaster. 

You’ve had some pretty successful releases already.

Jordin: I was super nervous to see how people would react to our first bass music song. It was our first attempt at the genre. It got a good reception. That was nice to see. As we don’t have a bass music background, we don’t conform too hard to the tropes of the genre.

Obviously your career has been pretty successful so far. Where do you see it going during the next 2-3 years? 

Luke: Hopefully continuing haha. It’s crazy having music played by DJs you look up to. And then you say you wanna play a big festival, and you do. You keep moving the bar forward. We’re always appreciative & humble. 

You were a new act that became successful & is now on the rise. Are there any acts that you’re paying attention to right now?

Jordin: So much. Someone who recently caught our attention was 1788-L. He’s doing really cool stuff. 

Luke: Grant on Monstercat is really good. He is a nutty producer. He’s got a mastery of music theory.

That helps.

Luke: It helps so much. He sends something and I’m like “it’s great!”. 

Jordin: It would be really cool if we can collaborate with our idols. Doing something with Anton could be cool. Next 2-3 years collab with Zedd.

He’s an inspiration to tonnes of people in the music scene. He’s respected in EDM & other genres. 

Luke: He’s borderline one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Also Skrillex, Baauer. 

What’s your creative process like when creating a track?

Jordin: Normally one of us creates a core idea. It’s been my strength & my weakness to evaluate what I make constantly. I’m always comparing myself to the people I’d like to get to. Maybe in a way that’s unfair. But I have Luke to help me out & we create the next banger.

Totally. If you’re focusing on big artists, that’ll just make the quality of your music increase. 

Luke: During the production process, we have to listen a couple hundred times. We feel like every new track is our favorite. 

You only had to take a look at the crowd reaction out there today in order to know you’re doing a great job. 

Jordin: That’s a cool thing. Getting to see how people respond to our music. When working on a track, you imagine how people react. But that’s nothing in comparison to being on stage. 

Luke: There isn’t a producer alive who makes a sick beat, and doesn’t get out of his chair, and pretend to play it in front of an imaginary crowd. That’s the first test. 

That’s awesome. Did you want to be DJs growing up?

Jordin: I’ve gone through a few. I used to wanna be a formula one driver. But I think that music caught my attention pretty early on. I may not be able to do a Carl Cox & tour until I’m 50, but I’ll always be involved in music somehow.

Luke: Likewise, I’ve always had a fear of not being successful. I went to university & got a degree in economics. Music started paying the bills and I realized I gotta do that. It’s great hearing how your music has affected fans when they speak to us. 

That’s gotta be amazing. How do you overcome writers block or demotivating thoughts?

Jordin: You don’t haha. I have moments that I try to take my mind off music. But even a week later, I’m like “I can’t finish this”. Being a duo helps as we have each other for support. But there’s times when we’re both stuck. 

Luke: I don’t think either of us listen to EDM regularly. 

What other genres do you listen to then?

Luke: Everything but country.

That makes sense. 

Luke: I’m huge into pop music. 

Jordin: It falls back on our melodic background. We’ve gone out to Korea to do some k-pop writers camps etc. It’s so much fun to do. 

Let’s say that the world was ending tomorrow, and people could only remember you guys by one thing. What would it be?

Luke: I’ve worked on a lot of music in which my name isn’t on it. I just hope that my music would have affected people. I don’t need people to remember me. I just want it to affect people when they listen to it. 

Jordin: It would be really cool if one our songs was the soundtrack to somebody’s “end of the world” playlist. I’ll be ready to go. 

Thank you for talking to me – I appreciate it a lot.



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Get Locked and Loaded with Liquid Stranger’s New Dance Floor Stomper “Gunslinger” Ft. Pistol [Premiere]

Add this one to your arsenal!

The world of bass music has become a dangerous place. Civilization is no more, cities have crumbled, and outlaws are on the loose. You need to be on the lookout and make sure you have the proper tools to survive. Luckily for you, Liquid Stranger has the solution to your problems. 

His brand-new track “Gunslinger” (Ft. Pistol) is weaponized bass. His masterful sound design is on display with this track. He crafts the bass into something powerful similar to how anchient blacksmiths would forge their weapons before battle. The hard hitting drums alongside the stuttering bass will have the entire dance floor in a frenzy. 

Liquid Stranger fans are in luck because this year is shaping up to be his biggest yet. Following the release of this track, fans can look forward to another EP in coming months. But that’s not all, we’ve been told something big is on the horizon…

“Gunslinger” (Ft. Pistol) is out now on Liquid Stranger’s very own label, WAKAAN



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Listen to the Inspirational New Track "77" by Kaivon

Out this week on Dim Mak records, this track features vocals from Kini Solana.

If you like upbeat, synth-filled dance music, you’ll want to keep an eye on Kaivon.  Based out of Los Angeles, CA, this young producer and dj has been releasing music for the past few years after graduating from Icon Production School.  One of his first tracks to gain attention was titled “Reborn” and is an instrumental chill-trap piece.

Each of his debut singles fell under a common theme: rebirth.  He “aims to tell the story of how one can lose themselves over the course of their lives, and then be reborn into their true beings.”  This message, which helps listeners reflect on their past and influences their future, has helped him gain a substantial following.

So far, Kaivon‘s releases have only been solo as he wants to show his true, vulnerable self to the world.  After garnering attention from various artists in the industry such as Alison Wonderland, Ekali, NGHTMRE, Slander, and more, Kaivon finally took his show to the stage for the first time at Soulstice Music Festival 2018.  This was an extremely successful set with insane visuals and truly exhilarating energy from Kaivon.

Kaivon’s latest track, “77” was released this week under Dim Mak Records.  This four-minute long piece is full of future bass synths and inspirational lyrics from Kini Solana.  Her beautiful vocals introduce the track as mellow synths and soft percussion are gradually added in.  As the chorus approaches, the anticipation heightens with subtle vocal chops until the synth-filled melody takes over.  After the second chorus, the last minute or so of the song is a relaxing soundscape with Kini’s soft vocals repeating in the background until the track fades to silence.  This track is definitely dance-focused, but backed with lyrics that take the listener on “an exhilarating journey towards self-discovery”.

Listen in full below, or click here for other streaming and purchasing options.

New Noise is Dim Mak’s new music discovery imprint that focuses on cutting edge sounds from burgeoning artists across the genre spectrum.”  It began with hand-picked tracks from Steve Aoki and others on the Dim Mak team to highlight up-and-coming producers and has evolved into a bi-weekly feature based on singles.  The New Noise releases are free to download and are also copyright free which allows listeners to use them in their videos and streams without having to pay, as long as they credit the artist.

We can already tell that it’s only up from here for Kaivon, and you’re going to want to keep an eye on him.  In fact, watch his socials as he’ll start announcing upcoming tour dates shortly!

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Two Feet Breaks Silence and Addresses His Mental Health

Last week, we almost lost an amazing and incredibly talented artist.

New York-based singer/songwriter Two Feet (born Zachary William “Bill” Dess), alarmed fans with what he referred to as a Twitter “suicide note,” captioned “goodbye.” In the tweet, the singer, who was supposed to play Lollapalooza in Chicago this past weekend, wrote:

“Most of my fans live here on twitter and Spotify. I want to tell all 12k of you that I love you so much and hope I’ve helped you in some manner,” explaining in the since-deleted note that he was planning to upload some unfinished music to his SoundCloud account. “I know it may be odd posting a suicide note on twitter. But thats the world we live in. I’ve been completely honest with you forever. Anyway I love you.”

The post heavily impacted the music community. Thousands of artists and fans commented on the post, trying to change his mind and reverse his decision. After a few hours, Two Feet’s father posted to the Twitter account. He stated that the artist went to a hospital and would be okay.

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsYesterday, Two Feet broke his silence and left a heartfelt message to his friends and fans about the situation. He shared that he Two Feet left the hospital and that his suicidal tendencies were from being heavily under the influence of drugs. He is currently seeking help and advocates for others to not feel embarrassed or ashamed to do so.

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Two Feet went viral in 2017 when his song ‘Go F*** Yourself‘ racked four million streams overnight. He signed on to Republic Records, sharing a label with James Blake, Ariana Grande and The Weeknd. His most recent single, ‘I Feel Like I’m Drowning‘ reached number one on the US Alternative Chart.

If you are feeling down or suicidal, please call the suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-273-8255

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Rome In Silver Presents Debut Quality Goods Records EP, "Spirituality"​

This just the beginning for the talented producer.​

If you’re not familiar with Rome In Silver yet, you’re totally missing out on a ton of fun. Before the young producer got picked up by trap legend UZ, he was steadily gathering attention on Soundcloud with his unique take on Trap, Future Bass and House, releasing streams of originals and remixes that showcased immense talent and creativity. One of the things that separates Rome In Silver from his peers, is his ability to exploit the element of surprise, whether it’s reinventing himself in-between releases or progressing through a track using unorthodox arrangement and songwriting.

Rome In Silver’s first signed EP comes via Quality Goods Records in the form of his Spirituality EP, and it exceeds all previous expectations. Spanning 5 tracks in length, it showcases the producer in his entire artistic potential, as it moves through a variety of genres and moods.

I’m Gone” kicks off the EP in style; a sonic journey that starts with an atmospheric build before switching between heavy and melodic drops with the help of a funky vocal line. The melodic intro from “Into It” turns into a moody rap performance by SoloSam that switches into an upbeat drop, while Dylan Matthew‘s vocals in “Falling Down” are sampled and twisted to support it’s complex and purposefully all-over-the-place production. “With You” is yet another sonic journey, that is brought to life with the use of gritty saws, vocal chops and tons of additional little samples, while the majestic “Blood” closes off the EP on an epic note.

It’s really hard to pick a standout track from Spirituality, as they’re all so unique and beautiful in their own way. Here’s Rome In Silver’s idea behind it:  

Spirituality is as much about finding myself as it was about getting lost. Ultimately I had made this EP in response to some deep realizations that I’ve been faced with. It was only appropriate that the world heard it. 

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/romeinsilver/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/romeinsilver
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Slander & Crankdat Throw Down with Metal Heavyweights Asking Alexandria for new Track “Kneel Before Me”

Get ready for the pit with this one!

Slander and Crankdat went back to their metal roots with their latest heavy-hitting track. Titled “Kneel Before Me”, this rail-breaking bass and metal crossover features none other than the legendary metal band Asking Alexandria

Not often do you get to hear a metal band of this calibier collaborate with some of the biggest bass music artists in the game.  

Asking Alexandria frontman Danny Worsnop leads the charge with some ominous vocals preparing listeners for the chaos that is about to ensue. 

Then it happens. The song breaks into absolute madness and listeners are battered with a fury of bass and metal vocals. Slander and Crankdat bring the bass while Asking Alexandria injects energy you can only get from a metal show. The result is a song that should be played with caution. Putting this one on might cause spontaneous mosh pits to occur. 

We spoke with Slander and asked them what it was like to work with a band that they admire so much. In their own words: 

“In high school indie rock and hardcore music were some of the first sounds we ever dove into as teenagers. Bands like Avenge Sevenfold, Underoath, Taking Back Sunday, and Asking Alexandria, could be heard blaring from our car speakers in our respective high school parking lots. This kind of music is in our core and is where a lot of our other tastes developed from, so if you can imagine we where thrilled when Asking Alexandria agreed to be a part of our new song with Crankdat! Our goal with this song was to make our own rendition of hardcore music with dubstep at its core, essentially bringing our musical roots into 2018! Hope you guys dig it!”

Kneel Before Me is out now via Monstercat.

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Capa Opens Up About Personal Issues in Revealing Social Media Post

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Cawah Passereh, better known by his stage name Capa, has revealed some very private information about himself and his struggles. Capa took to Facebook to talk about his recent struggles in his personal life. In his revealing post, he addresses some “heavy” and overwhelming” items that took him away from producing music the past six months. Capa’s personal issues include his lack of energy, motivation, as well as getting his mental health back on track.

Here is the unabridged Facebook post from Capa:

His goal seemed to reassure family, friends and fans that he is now in good mental health. It appears a cathartic post, allowing him to be open and honest as part of his process. Considering the current landscape of artists working themselves into exhaustion, this comes as a refreshing reminder that with passion and success comes a hefty price.

This Is Becoming a Scary Trend

We are all aware of what happened with Tim Bergling, aka Avicii. This includes the recent accusation by Avicii’s family of mistreatment from his manager. Next, the letter from Tom Swoon in prison regarding his DUI manslaughter and mental instability. After that, the open suicide note from artist Two Feet which he posted on social media for all. Finally, the open post from Illenium where he touched on his heroin addiction and how it almost killed him.

There is a clear and present problem with mental and physical health in this genre of music we love. Expecting DJs to provide life, energy and passion day in and day out in an atmosphere deriving around partying is a direct cause of these issues. The toll it takes on the individual is overwhelming, and it will take more brave people to speak up in order to see real change.

Let’s continue to support these artists any way we can. As Paavo from Above & Beyond writes – let’s accept everyone for who they are.

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