Miami Music Week 2018 is about a month away, so we are well within the prime time for big announcements and shows. While each year brings a few unique events, there are some side parties of MMW that have become institutions in their own right. No Sugar Added (NSA) is one of those events, raging as a 2 day event from 2012 onwards.
While No Sugar Added ballooned into a 3 day behemoth at Nikki Beach each year, for 2018 No Sugar Added is going back to its roots. DiskoLab is moving NSA 2018 to the fantastic 1 Hotel South Beach for a single day on March 24 (Saturday). With this change, the festival will focus on one gigantic stage in a luxurious beach/pool setting with its biggest lineup yet.
Promising to serve as the hub of MMW’s most in-demand activity, the 1 Hotel South Beach
boasts 425 guest rooms including 168 studio suites and one 3,500 square-foot oceanfront
presidential suite. Guest rooms at the hotel average 700-square-feet, the largest in all of South Beach. Occupying an entire city block on Collins Avenue, 1 Hotel South Beach sits directly on 600-feet of pristine beachfront, offering unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami’s ever-expanding skyline.
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The album is candid, vivid and emotional, the perfect embodiment of San Holo’s artistic ability.
“To me, one of the most exciting things of making is expanding my own taste and giving listeners an opportunity to expand theirs. album1 showcases my love for all kinds of music, from EDM to post-rock to classical to ambient. I cant wait to take you on this journey, hope you’re with me” – San Holo
Albums don’t come around often in modern electronic music. EP’s and singles are the norm. So it’s pretty exciting when an electronic music artist pours their heart and soul into a large body of work, as San Holo has done with album1.
The album is bursting with emotion. From moody vocals to dreamy melodies, it captures everything we love about San Holo. With organic instruments like guitars playing a key role throughout the album, there’s a lot of texture and depth to the soundscapes.
The songs are diverse. Some booming and emphatic, others smooth, subtle, ambient. And of course, San Holo drives it home by adding his signature blend of hope, love and nostalgia to the tracks.
The Dutch DJ is embarking on a massive fall tour to celebrate his debut album. But, before that, he heads to Beats 1’s weekly radio show, One Mix, for a special set. Expect an eclectic mix of new and old music, standouts from the album, and whatever blissful tunes have been catching San’s attention recently.
Tune in here, exclusively on Apple Music.
San Holo also spoke about how he envisions more acoustic and organic sounds permeating electronic music, and rejected the idea that you need to follow certain rules to fit into electronic music. Moreover, he mentioned his biggest inspiration, all-time favorite festival, favorite throwback track, among other things.
Your first show experience?
The first show I played was playing guitar in a band at a high school party. I just started learning how to play guitar and had only been taking lessons for about two weeks so it was pretty scary. The show went great and ever since that moment I knew music was gonna be a big part of my life.
First time you brought your mom to one of your shows?
The show mentioned above! But the first DJ show was at the first Gouldian Finch release party in Amsterdam during ADE. She told me she couldn’t sleep for 2 days cause of the intense strobes and loud music at the party! Poor mom!
The artist who inspired you to become a musician?
John Frusciante, guitar player of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. His guitar playing and songwriting really inspired me back in the days. Other artists that really inspired me are bands like Sigur Ros, Explosions in the Sky, Boards of Canada, Flying Lotus, Baths and many many more.
Go-to places for new music?
Soundcloud still for the underground stuff, streaming services for everything else. Lately. I haven’t been listening to other people’s music because of the album1 writing process. I didn’t want to be distracted by other sounds.
Guilty pleasure record:
I don’t believe in guilty pleasures actually. Why would you feel guilty about something you like?
Desert-island dance record?
The Blaze – Virile. What an amazing record.
Dream B2B partner?
Gigi D’Agostini, a legend.
Don’t really have one, anywhere from 0 to infinity. I really enjoy playing all kinds of BPMs throughout my sets.
Piece of gear you always need on the road?
Laptop and a guitar. I love being able to record ideas wherever I am in the world!
All-time favorite festival?
I think it’s a tie between HARD Summer and Coachella.
Biggest misconception about dance music?
The biggest misconception is probably the idea that you have to follow certain music rules to fit in. I feel a lot of freedom in EDM. With this album I really went all out on my freedom, I did everything that felt right to me!
How often do you get out and have fun, and where do you go?
I don’t go out that often. But when I do, I usually just chill with some friends in my studio. I do like to visit vintage guitar shops in every city I’m on tour in though. I also love walking around cities on the lookout for nice restaurants
City with the most underrated dance scene?
Industry prediction for the next year?
More acoustic and organic sounds in electronic music! I feel like people are getting tired of the same old sounds, I’m excited to give people an opportunity to expand their taste!
Best piece of advice for new producers?
Work, work, work and when you feel like you’re getting somewhere work 10x harder.
Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaborator?
Debussy, Moby, John Frusciante, Michael Jackson, Kanye West, Dave Grohl, the list goes on…
What is one of the unique experiences you’ve had backstage?
I recently met one of my all time heroes Spinvis (Dutch artist) backstage at a Dutch festival called Lowlands. He’s been such an inspiration for me and I felt like a fangirl when I met him haha!
A unique travel experience you’ve had?
A plane ride on Martin Garrix’s private jet. We were playing at the same festival. He invited me to fly back to Amsterdam that night, which was great, otherwise I had to wait a full day before coming home.
What’s your favourite throwback track?
Explosion in the Sky – Your hand in mine
What’s one track that fans always lose their mind to?
My first song to really take off probably, the remix of Dr. Dre’s ‘The Next Episode.’ That or ‘Light.’
What was the first album you ever bought?
Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavoured Water – Limp Bizkit
Name one remix that you think is better than the original?
I’m trying to come up with one, but just can’t think of one. I usually don’t think about one being better than the other. Just different. Each with their own qualities!
What song would you want (god forbid) played at your funeral?
Maurice Ravel – Pavane pour une infante defunte. When I first heard this song, it changed my life. Such a beautiful memorable composition. The melody is so strong. This song makes me cry.
What’s the perfect sunset track?
Balmorhea – Masollan
What song do you listen to cheer yourself up?
Chon – Waterslide
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By Real EDM — 2 months ago
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“i didn’t begin to feel better until i began putting my feelings into my songs. this explains the sudden dark introspective turn the chainsmokers music took earlier this year…”
It is very clear to anyone who has been listening to The Chainsmokers for a while that the songs that have been released this year, most notably ‘Sick Boy’ and ‘Everybody Hates Me’ are much heavier both in sound and theme. These are in stark contrast to the songs released in 2017 for their album ‘Memories…Do Not Open’.
“Maybe this isn’t the chainsmokers you all wanted and that’s ok, but it’s what we needed to create to grow…” Taggart adds. And it appears that it’s helping. Their newest single ‘This Feeling’ is a hopeful song about following your heart. It’s a song that you almost would’ve expected from the “old Chainsmokers”. But it’s not without its own dark undertones. With the cutesy-morbid animated music video, it seems to be a happy mix of both worlds.
It makes sense that it would be this hybrid, as Taggart adds that this song was the first that he wrote after coming down from his depressive state. It’s hard to shake away all the shreds of darkness after being in it for so long, but it seems like he’s slowly but surely getting there.
He says that “Mentally i’m in a good place right now.” which is a relief to hear. Depression is no joke. He ends his post by saying “I hope y’all enjoy this one.” Knowing the story behind the song, and the struggles that he went through before finishing it, makes it that much more enjoyable.
It’s good to hear that you’re doing better, Drew. And here’s hoping that continues to be the case.View this post on Instagram
songwriting is my therapy. i dealt with depression for what most would call the height of the chainsmokers career thus far. you’d think that an artist getting their first massive break and seeing success in a career they love would have no problems, but that’s the funny thing about depression. it’s doesn’t matter what you’ve accomplished because it attacks how you feel about it. your resumé won’t save you. i didn’t begin to feel better until i began putting my feelings into my songs. this explains the sudden dark introspective turn the chainsmokers music took earlier this year with the release of songs like “sick boy” and “everybody hates me” etc. maybe this isn’t the chainsmokers you all wanted and that’s ok, but it’s what we needed to create to grow. that chapter isn’t closed by any means but i do feel like i’ve gotten something off my chest, i’m not hiding my feelings behind a smile when i don’t feel like it anymore. “This Feeling” is the first song i wrote when i came out of my depressed state for the first time. it’s a song about following your heart even when people don’t believe in you. mentally i’m in a good place right now. i’m in love with my friends and family and thank god everyday that i get to write songs for a living. i hope y’all enjoy this one.
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Nothing makes you long for summertime more than laid-back and melodic deep house. The soft melodies and groovy percussions are perfect for nodding your head during long evening drives. And even though it may benn the middle of winter, Blinded Heart’s new track, ‘Brand New‘, has everything in it to bring you that warm summer feeling.
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