Carl Cox, a house and techno producer truly known around the world, sat down with Mixmag to discuss how the Resistance stage has developed over the years at Ultra Music Festival. He describes how, at the beginning – despite restrictions and limitations – everyone enjoyed having their own unique setting. He reminisces being in the Miami vibe, and now everyone gets to experience something different with the movement to an island. Since the start, Resistance was not able to grow quickly because it was in a tent and as a result of the size of the venue. By having an island, they’re able to pour more into the production. Elaborating on the production, he describes it as “super-sized”. Between the lights and the sound system, Resistance has become its own.
Cox takes a moment to discuss the new sound system – a Vero sound system. He mentions having “10 boxes of 32s and 10 boxes 21s” for the sound system. If you hold any sound system knowledge, you know: this is a massive amount of sound. The interview was short, but gave great insight into Resistance gaining its own island.
Watch the video below!
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By Real EDM — 1 year ago
Are you ahead of everybody else?
Promotion on Soundcloud, Spotify, and YouTube is pretty commonplace these days. After all, that’s where a lot of people assume the attention of the end consumer is… right?
A few months ago, many of you laughed at me when I said that you should simply be paying attention to the platform. After all, people said that it was “just a lip syncing platform and would be useless for promotion”.
I guess it’s kinda funny how that criticism instantly stopped when the platform sold for almost a billion dollars…
And so with people actually paying attention to what I’m saying now, I’d like to present you the new platform for promoting your music: Musical.ly. With over 70 million people in the United States alone on the platform, it seems pretty stupid to ignore it as a platform for potentially promoting your music.
Once in the application, users are able to select from multiple songs to create a video to. The genre of content can be anything from arts to sports – so it’s not just lip syncing videos that you need to worry about!
But like with many other platforms, Music Promotion channels are popping up in order to help promote upcoming artists. Here’s some examples:
With over 2.7 million followers, it’s unsurprising that RapidSongs is considered to be one of the most influential channels on the platform. Creating lyric videos specifically for the Musical.ly audience, they are able to promote music to thousands of people within a matter of hours.
Another Musical.ly channel, DizzyTunes, is also extremely well known for their music promotion content. Having amassed a following of several million, their fanbase is extremely passionate, and often uses the featured songs within their own videos.
But Why Should I Pay Attention To What You’re Saying? Does It Actually Work?
The answer in short: yes.
As a case study, I went and promoted “Anikdote – The Wonk” on the platform in order to highlight what a great application it is for promoting music. Within a 48 hour timeframe, the song had amassed over 100,000 likes from people enjoying the track.
But don’t just take my word for it. BUNT, an artist regularly featured on Proximity (and other channels), did a 3 week Musical.ly campaign for their song “Old Guitar“. By the end of it, they saw their monthly Spotify listeners increase from 86,000 to 902,000. That’s impressive.
Right now, you have an amazing opportunity to get ahead of everybody else and promote your music where other producers aren’t. I highly recommend downloading the app and generating meaningful relationships with influencers on there in preparation for releasing your music.
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By Real EDM — 1 year ago
One of the more long standing, but also hushed beefs in dance music would be the one between Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Tomorrowland, and Hardwell. Essentially the gist of it is that Hardwell made some comments concerning DVLM and their close connection with Tomorrowland and the iPad voting practice. Since that year Hardwell has not appeared at a Tomorrowland event and he certainly hasn’t done any type of collaboration with the Belgian duo. However, this Summer it appeared as if Hardwell was on better terms with them as they appeared together.
Just this weekend Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike were hosting their Bringing the Madness annual arena show, when they brought out a huge surprise. Hardwell joined them on stage, essentially signaling that the beef had been squashed once and for all. They even got in on some b2b action and dropped an upcoming collaboration they’ve been working on. Naturally the next thought would be whether we might see Hardwell return to Tomorrowland in 2018. Surely the chances are better than they’ve been in quite some time, but only time will tell.
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By Real EDM — 3 months ago
Dubstep DJ Getter has responded back to fans after a particularly negative reception at a recent concert date. In promotion of his latest album Visceral, Getter is touring with a 26-show schedule across the United States. Hitting some smaller, more intimate venues to feature his new sound, the response has been mostly positive.
However, at his Houston show date on March 15, Getter was booed aggressively by fans. These “fans” were expecting his typical dubstep show filled with bangers, but got a much different experience.
The album Visceral is about as close to a 180-degree shift from what you have typically come to expect from Getter. However, the album is truly great – highs and lows, vocal tracks, ambient tunes – it just isn’t very mainstream. Kind of like when you graduate from light beer to IPAs, it takes an experienced palate to enjoy his new sound.
By all accounts, Houston was a “light beer” kind of crowd. The booing and following social media ridicule forced a response from Getter. To his credit, he handled it with class:
you know, i used to make music for the wrong reasons
i found something i can chase and is much more complex then some dumb trendy bullshit
ive spent all my money and time on something i love and thats literally all that matters to me.
boo me all u want, im still doing this shit
— 𝕲𝖊𝖙𝖙𝖊𝖗 (@GetterOfficial) March 16, 2019
https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsWe are at a strange time where we want every little experience to be “epic.” All these festivals with their light shows and fireworks, while wonderful, also are stomping a lot of the creativity out of what artists produce. When we don’t get our show of bangers, we say “They were the worst” or “It f***ing sucks.” We subtly extinguish the fire that drives artists to create for us. Because of this mentality, we are losing out on the nuances that take music from good to great.
We can remember when Avicii debuted his True album at Ultra 2013. Say what you want after the fact, but that show caught some massive flack. It wasn’t appreciated at first. People just wanted tracks like ‘Levels‘.
However, we have also been to shows where we just simply didn’t enjoy the music. We have seen artists perform and it just doesn’t do it for us. Perhaps that was the case with this Getter tour stop. There have been social media posts saying the sound EQ was off.
thanks man!!! yea sound was a bit weird https://t.co/aBF2HJuxU2
— 𝕲𝖊𝖙𝖙𝖊𝖗 (@GetterOfficial) March 16, 2019
https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsRegardless, I say bravo to Getter for staying true to himself. Pouring your heart and soul into anything is draining and taxing on the mind and body. It is easy for attendees to criticize and judge from the pit. It is a whole different story to put yourself out there, completely vulnerable, and see how people respond.
I suggest we try practicing some more empathy and let these artists evolve. Like Jay-Z once said: “Want my old shit, buy my old album.” Don’t criticize without having the slightest clue what is driving these artists behind the scenes. Just embrace that they choose to share their creations with us through the medium that is music.
Catch Getter on tour at one of his next stops!
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