KAOS just doubled down on their electronic music programming.
KAOS is the biggest buzz word uttered by everyone in the Las Vegas club scene in 2019, and their latest announcement will add plenty of electronic music fans to that crowd. The new Palms Casino Resort superclub has revealed residencies with none other than Armin van Buuren, deadmau5 and Eric Prydz.
Previously announced KAOS residents included Kaskade, Skrillex and Marshmello. Whereas van Buuren will likely accompany them with more Vegas-friendly performances, Prydz and deadmau5 provide a draw for fans of more sophisticated dance music. Residencies for Breathe Carolina, Brooks, Cheat Codes, DJ Politik and Vice have also been announced.
Electronic music headliners weren’t the only artists included in the announcement. Latin talents J. Balvin, Bad Bunny and Ozuna join the likes of Cardi B and Travis Scott as residents.
Between its 73,000-square-foot dayclub and 29,000-square-foot nightclub, KAOS looks to become a prominent fixture of the Las Vegas Strip’s vibrant nightlife scene. An outward-facing LED screen (said to be the largest in the city) will display a visualizer that interacts with the sound playing back from the speakers inside.
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By Real EDM — 10 months ago
High tempos, euphoric melodies, and heavy basslines bring back classic energy to 2018.
W&W have been front and center in the world’s EDM scene since 2012, and active for over a decade since the two members of the group, Willem van Hanegem and Wardt van der Harstm, crossed paths for the first time. They discovered their mutual interests in music production, and quickly the two began to realize that they had an incredible workflow. Music started to flow out of their studio, and after years of production and experimentation, W&W formed their label, Mainstage Music, which has seen releases from artists like Armin van Buuren, Andrew Rayel, Dash Berlin, 3LAU, and Markus Schulz among others.
W&W are known for being diverse producers, with their music always reflecting the times. Their sound has always moved around the spectrum. The duo began producing Trance music, and over time, their focus shifted towards producing Big Room House. Their contributions to the world of Big Room House set them aside from other producers and ensured that W&W would be a household name at massive EDM events for years to come. Anybody who has visited their fair share of festivals over the course of a few years has seen musical styles change and evolve. Music is truly a snapshot of a moment in time, and W&W are exceptionally skilled at taking said snapshot.
Come 2018, musical styles are changing once again. W&W have not only adapted to this change but also set the course of a new direction for dance music to go in once again. Their newest releases, “Long Way Down” with Darren Styles and “God is a Girl” with Groove Coverage, signal a change in direction in dance music from slower rhythmic beats to faster and more euphoric and melodic tracks. The style, once called Hands Up, was popular in the 2000’s, and it’s anthemic/melodic style significantly influenced elements of modern day hard music (Hardstyle/Hardcore).
We talked to W&W about their new tracks, how they ended up on this new path, and what we can expect from this EDM supergroup in the future.
EDM.com: Hi guys! Thank you for talking to us. First off, how’s everything going in the world of W&W?
W&W: Thanks for having us 🙂 All is well, we just came back from an amazing tour in China and Japan, and now preparing for the festival season!
EDM.com: Could you please tell us your story, and how you came about to start producing music?
W&W: We both just fell in love with music and especially electronic music from a young age and were curious about how it was made. You basically just needed a computer and a software program to get into it, so that’s how it all started.
EDM.com: So, you have a new record out with Darren Styles. Could you tell us about it?
Check out “Long Way Down” here.
W&W: We were actually listening to one of Darren’s records last summer and we got really inspired by it. So we decided to message him and see if he was up for doing something together. Then he sent back the vocal he just got from Giin and we loved it so much that we started working on it immediately! We went back and forward online with Darren exchanging ideas and the project and managed to get a playable version ready before Tomorrowland last year. For us it’s a bit of a different sounding record with a very high BPM, but the reactions on it are really overwhelming!
EDM.com: We’ve noticed that you guys have been significantly changing your style recently, with tracks like “Long Way Down” at 160 BPM and “God is a Girl” at 145 BPM. Your new style is reminiscent of Hardstyle, and a revamped modern version of classic Hands Up. Could you tell us about how you chose to go in this direction? What inspired you to change your direction?
W&W: We are always looking for new challenges in the studio and new sounds to improve our DJ sets. Listening to the same kind of style for an hour and a half is just not working anymore and it’s actually also no fun to stick to one style in general. We like to take the people on a journey in our sets and surprise them. The music we release is a reflection of what you hear in our sets so it will never be limited to one genre only. Now we got into the old Euro/Hands Up style again, it’s just amazing to see how much people love it, and tracks like “God Is A Girl” and “Long Way Down”’ really are highlights in our current set.
What inspired us to make these kinds of tracks are of course the old ones (like God Is A Girl), but also just the feeling you get from the crowd. You have to feel what they are cracking next and I think we did.
This doesn’t automatically mean our next release will all be in this sound as well though, we have a few new tracks we are testing now, but they are quite different from the Hands Up ones.
EDM.com: What genre do you consider your new tracks to be in?
W&W: Hands Up 2018 maybe? Haha! We Really don’t know, we also don’t really care. There is no need to label it, we just hope people enjoy it!
EDM.com: How has the crowd reacted to the new style so far?
EDM.com: Do you have more tracks in this style coming up?
W&W: We have a few ideas, buts also for other kinds of tracks. We’ll see what’s next!
EDM.com: The video for Long Way Down is very detailed and interesting! Could you tell us about the video, and why you chose to go with an anime-themed approach?
W&W: We love anime and the entire Japanese look and feel and somehow we felt it would be a perfect fit for this track because it’s so fast. It worked out well!
EDM.com: How would you describe the progression of your music, from the day that you started to produce to now?
W&W: It’s a constant learning process, and with the ongoing development of technology that will never stop. We started when we were very young and had absolutely nobody to learn music production from, let alone tutorials online. That wasn’t around at all. So we really had to learn from scratch, but looking back on that it definitely helped us develop our own style and ways of making music.
EDM.com: Where do you see yourselves in the future?
W&W: With a fast moving industry which we are in its good to look ahead, but also not too far. So we try to enjoy every day and are extremely grateful for all the support we are getting around the globe. We do it for the people and the energy we get back from them is what inspires us again and again. As long as we can do what we love most, there is nothing else to wish for.
EDM.com: Thank you for talking to us, we appreciate your time and wish you a busy and successful festival season!
W&W: Thanks guys! Hope to see you on one of the festivals this summer!
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By Real EDM — 7 months ago
Life is Beautiful Festival made it’s annual return this year for it’s sixth time to transform Downtown Las Vegas into an Art and Musical wonderland for enthusiasts of both worlds. Boasting multiple murals all over the streets of Downtown Vegas and with music coming from all directions from the various stages available, it surely cements its place as one of the festivals worth looking into.
I had the pleasure of being able to partake in this year’s festivities and there’s so much to touch on regarding this beautiful festival so we’ll start from the beginning with the first sights you’re introduced to as you walk in, all the amazing art.
Art & Murals
As you first head inside the festival, you can’t help but find yourself running into the all the amazing art and murals multiple talented artists worked countless hours on to bring to life for the event.
Take a look at some of the pieces displayed below!
Music & Stages
Over the weekend I trekked along from stage to stage catch artists and performers from multiple genres and while there were various stages located around downtown, I managed to check out a few of the main ones.
One of the artists I was able to catch at the Downtown Stage was DJ Snake and he did not disappoint. As one of the closers for the final day of the event, the French producer pulled out all the stops making sure festival goers got one last epic experience before heading home for the night and concluding the event altogether. DJ Snake dropped countless bangers that had the crowd going wild and had everyone jumping around.
This stage will look familiar to past EDC veterans and Coachella attendees as it’s another megastructure that packs in a ton of people but at the cost of things getting hot fast. Staying hydrated is a must throughout the entirety of the event but it was especially crucial at this particular stage.
Here, I was able to catch an artist that has been nothing short of amazing and has been consistently killing it as of recently, Alison Wonderland. The talented Australian music producer even brought her cello along for her performance and absolutely nailed it when she took the stage with it. She also proceeded to drop some bass loaded tracks that had everyone feeling the rumble throughout the megastructure and even had the crowd singing along to her lyrics as well. Definitely, a must catch set if you ever have the opportunity to do so.
BACARDI #SoundOfRum Stage
The Bacardi #SoundOfRum stage was another location where some amazing performances took place one of which I had the pleasure of witnessing happened to be the brilliant electronic duo, ODESZA.
The American electronic band took the stage and put on a beautiful show that caught every one of your senses with their incredible visuals, the loud drums, and captivating melodies. They weren’t alone as well as they brought along with them a drumline hailing from Nevada and were joined by LA singer-songwriter Naomi Wild and more as well.
Everything you have seen is just a glimpse of what Life is Beautiful offers to festival goers, there are still a few other stages and not to mention the comedy shows that also took place throughout the weekend. The festival also offers various culinary experiences throughout the event for attendees to try out as well.
This festival is truly special because it literally transforms Downtown Las Vegas into a weekend full of multiple experiences that appeal to all the masses. This festival also helps with the reshape and revival of Downtown Vegas as even after the festival wraps up many of the murals are still left behind to give downtown a beautiful artistic touch to appeal to tourists and locals alike. A win-win for all in my eyes.
If you have the opportunity to experience this festival, I truly recommend it as I had the pleasure of having an unforgettable weekend and I’m positive you will too!
Life is Beautiful is set to return next year on September 20th-22nd, we will be sure to keep you all updated when early ticket sales take place.
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By Real EDM — 1 year ago
Mau5trap is the promised land for almost any progressive or techno producer hoping to get signed. With the label headed by none other than Deadmau5 himself, the Mau5trap family releases nothing less than the most well-crafted tunes. Started in 2007, the label is home to many influential and popular albums and singles. Skrillex released his Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP on Mau5trap. MOGUAI and Noisia have a large collection of singles, EPs, and LPS. And Rezz recently released Mass Manipulation under the watchful eye of the Mau5. But the We Are Friends releases hold some of the most interesting and diverse songs on the label. Beginning in 2012 Mau5trap has put together these compilation albums, with the most recent one dropping December 8th. We Are Friends Vol. 7 brings together some Mau5trap favorites and some new artists you might just fall in love with.
Grabbitz has a new edit of ‘Let Go,’ his collaboration with Deadmau5. Along with the Bently Dean remix of ‘KT,’ these two tracks stand out as the only remixes on the album. Familiar names Matt Lange and MOGUAI appear alongside many relatively unknown artists. Monstergetdown and Rhett both have an individual track and a collaboration with each other called ‘Sanctuary.’But the newer artists are really the ones to keep an eye on in this compilation.
Relatively unknown artist i_o delivers a hard-hitting tech track called ‘Warning.’ Rinzen, who recently released her Forbidden City EP on Mau5trap returns with a track called (wait for it) ‘The Return.’ And recently signed artist Heyz follows up his debut ‘Quietly‘ with the impressive, progressive ‘Only Now.’
Give We Are Friends Vol. 7 a listen in the link provided below. Let us know which tracks get you up out of your seat and dancing!
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