SLANDER is back with another heater!
SLANDER has established themselves as one of the most talented and groundbreaking producer-duos, consistently releasing a wide variety of tunes that never disappoint. Most recently, they’ve collaborated with Crankdat and Asking Alexandria for “Kneel Before Me” and with Juliana Chahayed on “So Long.” Now, they’ve teamed up with up-and-coming duo RIOT for a brand new heater via Monstercat.
“You Don’t Even Know Me” packs a powerful punch. The tune starts out with a melodic, vocal-led intro accompanied by an emotional drop and quickly moves into a heavy dubstep banger. Watch out for this one, as it’ll send you on a feels trip then straight into neck-breaking action. Listen below:
While this is their 9th release in 2018 alone, SLANDER is far from done dropping new hits. This is the first tune off of their new EP, so expect a few more slaps in the coming months. Catch them on their Headbangers Ball Tour this fall with support from WAVEDASH, Tsoki, Eprom, and a handful of others. You can snag your tickets here.
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By Real EDM — 1 month ago
This year’s Super Bowl was a dud all around. There was major criticism for the game and lack of scoring. And maybe even more criticism of the Halftime Show featuring Maroon 5 and Travis Scott (and Big Boi for 10 seconds). Now fans are starting a petition for Pitbulll to perform in Miami for the 2020 Super Bowl (yes, really). We began to wonder how could dance music improve the halftime show and what would it look like? We asked some of our writers here at EDMTunes for their opinions.
Potential options ranged from big-name artists like Calvin Harris to the live production groups like ODESZA. It’s tough to say which option is the best. On one hand, America would most likely prefer to hear more pop-heavy radio tracks. But, from the EDM view, we do love our more live lowkey dance music groups. Heres what our writers had to say.
“I personally believe that live electronic acts have a lot to give. Acts such as ODESZA have already proven and shown their live abilities with their band, and the grandiose show they manage to put on. A group such as The Glitch Mob can also show The Blade. It’s my belief that using unique technology along with a live show can begin to show what electronic music has to offer to an unknowing audience. Dance music could add a great spectacle effect onto the halftime show, especially since there are many technologies waiting to be put into use and demonstrated within the community.”
“The only way Dance Music could make it to the Super Bowl is by showcasing the best it has to offer. The best it has to offer may not be what EDM fans believe it is. EDM took a while to become mainstream in the U.S. and only the DJs that made it explode here can grace the stage of the Super Bowl. We are talking Calvin Harris, David Guetta, and America’s own The Chainsmokers and Marshmello. With that being said if DJs are going to perform up there they are going to have to do some form of live music. America won’t be able to understand if a DJ just goes up there and twists some knobs. Calvin Harris would most likely make the most sense given he can sing and bring a lot of star power to a show: Rihanna, Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding, etc. I would say the Chainsmokers also stand a pretty solid chance of being picked too.”
“I agree with what’s been said. I think for dance music to be chosen to be at halftime, it needs to be an artist that will appeal to not just the EDM community but everyone else watching. Live acts will get that effect but even more so an artist that represents the public. What will sports fans want to see? What name will stand out but make people say: now that’s going to be a half time show. I think it’s going to be a little challenging to find someone that can embody the spirit of the Super Bowl but if it happens, combine that with the technology out there for live performances and it should be a solid show.”
“I’d like to see some of the live EDM groups out there like Pendulum, Grizmatik, Disclosure, Pretty Lights, Keys ‘n’ Crates, Savoy, MGMT, Destroid, Modestep, and Big Gigantic get thrown into the mix. They could definitely function as a live band or play with a live band if necessary. For the mainstream appeal, they could have major artists join in to sing their hits everyone knows and loves then let the EDM groups play their remixed versions too. TRV$DJAM used to do stuff like this all the time. It would appeal to more people this way. They could even book multiple DJs that each do a quick set with specific singers or rappers. A lot of these producers already produce music for major artists and remix tracks for them too. It would be an easy way to integrate EDM into the mainstream format the halftime show already uses.”
There is no definitive right answer to which dance music artist should take over the halftime show. The argument of mainstream artists vs live group artists could go on forever. What we do know is EDM has some of the best live music production in the industry. There is a reason dance music festivals are so popular right now. America would have an awesome time if a DJ took over the Super Bowl.
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By Real EDM — 1 year ago
AFK & Carbin – Boss
Bass producer Mckenzie Morrow, known around the world as Carbin, and dubstep prodigy Jimmy Blithe, better known as AFK, have teamed up to create ‘Boss’ – a filthy dubstep track that debuted today on Jauz’s new label Bite This!
BITE THIS is a collective I’ve been thinking about starting for a really long time, but never thought it would actually be possible to make a reality. This isn’t a record label, this isn’t some giant conglomerate EDM Machine trying to take over the universe, this is just my vehicle for being able to put out MY music, the way I WANT to, and most importantly a way for me to help shine light on the artists around me who are so talented and haven’t been heard or seen by the world yet. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help and guidance of so many artists, labels, collectives and the like – so I always promised myself that once I got to a certain point in my career or life, that I would do whatever I could to repay that very thing back to as many kids who deserve it as possible. – Jauz
Since Sam Vogel rose to fame as Jauz, he has accumulated an enormous fanbase along with unwavering support from artists like Skrillex, Diplo, Zedd, Borgore and Destructo. Now he is using his status in a way we can appreciate by creating a platform to expose new artists in the industry to his followers. Bite This is a true testament to both his character as an artist and his genuine love for music. Hats off to you, Sam. You are an inspiration.
“Boss” begins with a small dubstep buildup with a melody which then is followed by an echo to build right back up to the drop which then drops into some crazy dubstep followed by the phrase, “Imma die boss and boy you better believe that” which then launches back into some more headbanging dubstep to conclude this super dope track. Check it out and pick up your copy below!
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By Real EDM — 1 year ago
Since it’s “Throwback Thursday”, we thought we would focus on one of New York’s most notorious clubs: Studio 54. Recently, Ian Schrager, the creative founder, and Michael Overington, the dynamic manager, were interviewed by Dave Simpson. Let’s just say that the stories that they confirmed developed within the nightclub were simply, legendary. You will not believe everything that it took to create such an iconic scene!
Back in the mid-1970s, the big apple was on the verge of bankruptcy, resulting in a dangerous environment. With the alarming state, individuals would flock to clubs in order to forget about the world’s realities. With a bohemian-mindset, the then lawyer, Schrager, and his friend Steve Rubell, involved in the restaurant business, were in the process of launching their own nightclub.
After walking past a dated TV studio, located in the west side of Manhattan, the two up-and-coming businessmen felt as though it would be the perfect fit (despite the unsafe ambiance). They then convinced the studio owner, Jack Dushey, to lend them $400,000 in order to flip the building and of course, add lighting elements to create their ideal venue. The staffing needs were met shortly after which resulted in everything playing in their favor.
Ever since their first event was launched, the sets and lighting were, what Schrager could only describe as, “an assault on the sense”, culminating in a dance floor filled with undeniable and effortless joy. The escapism that New Yorkers were seeking was finally realized!
The crowd was a controversial subject for many. The venue had a strict door policy in place:
‘We wanted a mix of rich, poor, gay, straight, old and young … somebody topless could dance with a woman in ballgown and tiara’ -Ian schrager confirmed.
Keeping the “wow” factor in mind, they would dump 4 tons of glitter on the dance floor which also included a massive “man in the moon” hanging above it, and not to mention they would also bring in a variety of wild animals – including a zebra and a horse. We are sure you may have seen the infamous photo of the moment when Bianca Jagger jumped on the white horse – talk about horsing around…:
Many celebrities started to attend the Studio 54 events. The atmosphere was even more special for them due to the fact that no one would pester them for autographs resulting in them being able to be themselves and enjoy their time at the club. Big-name celebrities such as Donald Trump (who Schrager confirmed “was a serious guy” and never danced), Mick Jagger, Madonna, Diana Ross, and every other big-shot individual, made an appearance from time and time again.
Overington has confirmed that it wasn’t all fun and games. Having started as a cleaner, earning a mere $3-an-hour, he worked his way up to becoming the manager. He was the main reason why the venue stayed open since Ian and Steve were in jail for 13 months for tax evasion charges. Being a great friend, he would visit them in prison to inform them about the ongoings of the club. He truly was the sensible person who kept the staff in line.
Due to their large-scale and out-of-this-world venue, the backlash from the neighbors as well as the emergency response departments was prominent. Incorporating wild animals, cars, ice, drugs, among much more, caused several consequences to occur.
“You are in violation of the regulations by having a zebra in the club.” -an old letter from the Health Department stated.
Looking back, it seems as though the entire team behind one of the most legendary nightclubs in the world could come to the mutual agreement that “success made us do stupid things, like fighting the US government” and that they were “lucky to have survived it”. For the rest of us, looking back, it seems as though it was a spectacular phenomenon.
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