“One Time” marks yet another genre-be-damned release by NYC mainstay DANK.
If DANK has proven one thing so far in 2019, it’s that he refuses to let a genre confine him. In January he delivered an unexpected synthesis of styles by sampling Metallica for a single titled “New York Fuckin City.” Now, he’s followed it up with an equally outside-the-box tune by the name of “One Time.”
This time borrowing primarily from the jungle terror genre, DANK pairs hype-filled hip-hop verses with frenetically syncopated drum patterns in “One Time.” A KORG piano melody after the breakdown gives the single an element of old school rave appeal demonstrating that the decorated DJ/producer hasn’t forgotten where he came from.
This certainly isn’t DANK’s first rodeo, after all. A promoter and DJ in Brooklyn’s vibrant ’90s electronic music scene, he went on to master production and launch his own record label, Funky Element Records. With official remixes for the likes of Shakira and Britney Speers out on Ultra Music, his audience has extended far beyond electronic music alone.
“One Time” by DANK is available for free download on SoundCloud via Funky Element Records.
***READ MORE HERE: DANK Pushes the Boundaries of His Sound with Eclectic New Single, “One Time”
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By Real EDM — 2 days ago
Resistance Ibiza has revealed the lineups for its forthcoming third season on the White Isle. The events will be spanning 9 weeks throughout the Summer, starting from July 23, ending on September 17.
Opening Party Week 1, July 23
Main Room: Adam Beyer B2B Maceo Plex / To Be Announced / Sasha | John Digweed / Patrice Bäumel
Terrace: Charlotte De Witte / Eats Everything / Hot Since 82 / Layo & Bushwacka! / To Be Announced
Carl’s Birthday Week 2, July 30
Main Room: Carl Cox / Jamie Jones B2B Loco Dice / Nic Fanciulli
Terrace: Charlotte De Witte / Hot Since 82 / Eats Everything / Carl Cox B2B Nic Fanciulli
Adam Beyer Presents Drumcode Week 3, August 6
Main Room: Adam Beyer B2B Enrico Sangiuliano / Adam Beyer / Joseph Capriati / Joel Mull
Terrace: Bart Skils / ANNA / Layton Giordani / La Fleur
Maceo Plex Invites Testpilot Week 4, August 13
Main Room: Maceo Plex / Testpilot
Terrace: Sasha | John Digweed / Patrice Bäumel
Week 5, August 20
Main Room: Carl Cox B2B Joseph Capriati / Richie Hawtin / Nicole Moudaber / Charlotte de Witte
Terrace: Erick Morillo / Hot Since 82 / Eats Everything / Andres Campo
Week 6, August 27
Main Room: Adam Beyer / Joris Voorn B2B Kölsch / To Be Announced B2B Eats Everything / Technasia
Terrace: Sasha | John Digweed / Patrice Bäumel / Hector
Week 7, September 3
Main Room: Carl Cox / Maceo Plex / Hot Since 82
Terrace: Charlotte de Witte / Sasha | John Digweed / Josh Wink / POPOF
PLAYdifferently Week 8, September 10
Main Room: Richie Hawtin / Dubfire B3B Nicole Moudaber B3B Paco Osuna / Pan-Pot / Nastia B2B Daria Kolosova
Terrace: Eats Everything / ANNA / Fabio Florido / La Fleur
Closing Party Week 9, September 17
Main Room: Carl Cox B2B Adam Beyer / Carl Cox / Adam Beyer / Sasha | John Digweed / Layo & Bushwacka!
Terrace: Charlotte De Witte / Dense & Pika / Hot Since 82 / Deborah De Luca / Luigi Madonna
You can grab your tickets for any of the events here!
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By Real EDM — 8 months ago
The well known promoter was kind enough to chat with us over the phone to discuss everything from his upbringing to his work with various festivals around the world!
For most fans, the idea of working in the music industry could be a potentially exciting endeavor. Depending on the job, you could be doing everything from going to shows to interacting with the artists on a daily basis. While it would be cool to be the person on stage, riling up the crowd with your mix, it could also be equally as rewarding to be there person putting on and promoting those shows. Case in point, Adam Lynn.
For almost a decade now, Adam has been promoting a number of shows and festivals around the country with his company, Prime Social Group. Since founding the company with Zach Ruben in 2010, the duo have put on a variety of festivals that have booked everyone from Porter Robinson to Kendrick Lamar. The two festivals that they have the biggest hand in are their own, Breakaway and Prime Music Festivals.
The former started in 2013 with over 8,000 attendees and are expected to have over 25,000 this year. The latter launched in 2017 with its first festival bringing in over 18,000 attendees. Needless to say, Adam and his team are a busy bunch that are only looking to grow with each passing year. I was fortunate enough to talk on the phone with Adam a few weeks ago and we talked everything from his upbringing as a musician to some of the frustrations that he sees in his line of work. I hope you all enjoy!
What was your upbringing and life before Prime Social Group?
I began my life in music playing tenor saxophone. I played for 11 years and was always known as the “music kid” in my circle growing up. Surprisingly, I was a big Jazz and Hip Hop guy growing up. Electronic music was never a big thing for me until I went to college. Speaking of college, I went to university of Michigan to major in finance. Through that experience, I got into booking shows as a hobby. The first booking I ever had was Nas in 2009. I was a big fan of him growing up so making that happen was pretty special. Booking Kid Cudi and LMFAO followed soon after that.
I didn’t book many electronic acts in the beginning but there was one show that changed all of that. I saw Tiësto with Avicii opening and that was the gamechanger. It’s the show that really got me into booking EDM acts. One of my earliest bookings for EDM shows was Deamau5/Skrillex in 2010. After that, my career as a promoter/show producer went from 0-100 very quickly. I went from full time college student to full time promoter at 21.
It was also around the time that I met Zach Ruben (Co-Founder of Prime Social Group). The name for our group came about in a very simple way. My company was called Social Studies and his was Prime. We simply decided to merge companies. Fast forward to 2018 and we’re just getting bigger. We’ve done around 20 festivals this year and plan to do at least that many in 2019.
What was the vision when the company first started?
I never thought music festivals was a viable thing. I was a finance major in college. I initially thought of it was a hobby. When I did decide to make it a full time career, I wanted my company to be the “Live Nation” of the college market. Fortunately, the vision has expanded into something much bigger.
What’s the hardest part about your job?
The hardest thing I have to deal with in my job is working with artist billing. It’s a constant war as to which artist goes where in a show. Sometime, you may not have a full line up ready until close to show time so it’s hard to determine who gets placed when the lineup may not be set. I feel like some people take it too seriously. From my experience, that is what I’ve found to be a very challenging part of the business.
What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
The cool thing about our job is we’re going to markets that typically don’t go to these events. I like the idea of going to a smaller, mid size market and putting on shows that can pull in huge crowds. I love the process of building festival brands and it’s why we take such pride in our Breakaway Festivals.
Do you hope to make Breakaway or any of your other festivals an international affair?
Prime is actually the show we plan on taking global. We’re currently looking at major international markets like Israel, Spain, etc.
What’s one thing in the industry that you hope changes?
I wish more people starting out in my profession didn’t bite off more than they chew in the festival space. I feel like too many small scale promoters are trying to put on big events that they’re not capable of delivering. For this reason, agencies are getting more protective of clients and are cautious of booking them on a lot of newer shows. I’d like to see more well thought out, smart festivals. Better planning is needed in this situation and I hope we see more of that in the future.
How has your perspective of electronic and hip hop artists changed since having this job as a festival producer?
Listening to that type of music on a regular basis made me far more critical as a buyer. I’m also far more inclined to judge and be analytical on the artists that we book.
We’d like to thank Adam for taking time out of his schedule to speak with us! The next festival that will be put on by Prime Social Group will be later this month in Columbus, OH from August 24th-26th (Breakaway Music Festival).
To keep up to date with what Adam and everybody at Prime Social Group is doing, you can find the appropriate links below.
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By Real EDM — 7 months ago
Oct 13th & 14th: Tame Impala, Silk City, Jungle, A$AP Rocky, Polo & Pan…need I say more? Tickets on sale now
I haven’t been this excited for a festival in a hot minute. Treasure Island Music Festival is returning to Oakland, California with an all-star lineup.
Since 2007, T.I.M.F. has created a festival with insane lineups of eclectic, diverse performers with no overlapping sets surrounded by the gorgeous San Francisco Bay Area landscape. I don’t think it gets much better than that.
Check back in here at EDM.com for the set times closer to the date.
In the meantime, make sure you snag a ticket while you still can, and I’ll see you in the bay!
***READ MORE HERE: Treasure Island Music Festival is Right Around the Corner, Get Ready!
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