The second shoe is about to drop for Swedish House Mafia, as some long anticipated shows are about to be announced. The floodgates opened up just a tiny bit today when Ibiza‘s famed Ushuaia Club teased a performance by the Swedes.
There’s really no guesswork needed to figure that one out. According to those “in the know” in Ibiza, Swedish House Mafia will play Ushuaia on July 26 with an official announcement on Wednesday May 24.
Now that we know additional Summer Swedish House Mafia dates are on the table, isn’t it curious that Tomorrowland is announcing its Phase 2 lineup this week? Stay tuned for more as we get it.
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By Real EDM — 6 months ago
Out now on Circus Records.
Legendary English DJ/producer Flux Pavillion is making his return to his label, Circus Records, with his latest release. “Saviour” featuring CRaymak and Tasha Baxter follows last year’s “Symphony,” which was the crown jewel of the acclaimed Flux-curated Earwax Compilation. The producer shared a tease of the new track last month igniting fans’ curiosity for a more melodic side of the famed producer.
“Saviour” opens strong. It gives off Grimes vibes with that awesome moody arpeggio. The beginning vocals convey the dark tones we know and love from Flux. However, once the track develops we see a different side of the producer. It exhibits drum and bass elements but then breaks into a more simplistic drop. If you are coming for your traditional “go hard” Flux, this may not be the track for you as it’s more dark pop-focused then we have seen him in the past.
Joined on this track by Circus’ own up and comer, and winner of last year’s best electronic single at the East Coast Music Awards is CRaymak. The young Canadian producer has been igniting fire everywhere he goes and it didn’t take long for him to attract attention from giant acts like Flux himself.
Tasha Baxter is a South African singer and songwriter. She provided the vocals for Au5‘ “Snowblind” in 2014. In 2016, she also was featured on “Just A Dream,” the eighth track from Tut Tut Child‘s Come to the End; Then Stop LP.
Flux Pavilion, whose real name is Joshua Steele, has been DJing professionally since 2008. The following year he founded an imprint called Circus Records alongside Dr. P and rode the wave of the North American EDM explosion throughout the international festival circuit.
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Pop Culture & Meme Remix Kings Bombs Away Release Debut Album 'Fragments' on Central Station Records [Interview]By Real EDM — 1 year ago
The album features collaborations with artists like Elle Vee, Sunset City, Shadow Aspect, and more. Additionally, Bombs Away sit down to discuss ‘Fragments,’ their new sound, and what fans can expect.
You may have not heard their name, but you’ve certainly heard one of their viral remixes. Bombs Away is a brotherly electronic duo consisting of Tommy Shades and Sketch. They hail from Australia and can be instantly recognized for their viral pop culture and meme remixes. Additionally, they’ve garnered two platinum certifications for their tracks “Super Soaker” and “Party Bass” and a gold certification for “Big Booty Bitches.” The duo has just released their long-time coming debut album, Fragments, on Central Station Records.
Their peppy originals with infectious melodies and danceable rhythms continue to define the duo. However, with a newly discovered sound and direction, Bombs Away are taking a new approach to electronic music to further diversify their sound. We sat down with them and Elle Vee to learn more about Fragments and their new sound.
First of all, thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for me. I’ve been a big fan of yours for years now. Bombs Away has been around for nearly 10 years. This debut album has been a long time coming. Were you saving it for a special occasion? Why did you wait so long?
No worries! Thanks for having us and thanks for the kind words! Yep. We have release around 20 singles in that time, but combining them into a cohesive body of work is a little different. We didn’t want to have just a group of random tracks. Fragments is really a collection of little pieces that make one whole.
Bombs Away is known for the upbeat, fun, and peppy Melbourne Bounce rhythms, but Fragments features more than just Melbourne Bounce. Where did you get the ideas and inspiration from for these tracks?
Good question! Some of the songs on Fragments actually have been ideas or partly written since our first party songs came out, but the timing just wasn’t quite right or we weren’t in a position to do them. It’s been great having the album as a vehicle to really put everything together like this.
Like all of your music, you always have a unique element in each piece. If my ear is correct you love to utilize vocoders. What’s your favorite/must-have musical element or feature that you use in each (or nearly every) piece?
Yep, that’s correct. We actually have an analogue talkbox as well, which is similar but you actually put the tube in your mouth then play the melody on the synth! We use FL Studio 20 and a lot of the Cymatics‘ stuff on the Razer laptop for literally every track. So, we couldn’t live without them!
How did you come up with the name of the album Fragments? Is there a story behind that?
It was actually a pretty natural process. We had most of the album done as individual songs, but it felt like they were just fragments. So, as we got closer we tried to join their stories together to create a cohesive flow. There’re a few interludes and intermissions in there as well to gel it all together, but life is always made of fragments.
Bombs Away has seen a lot of success with trending topic remixes/memes, such as “Damn Daniel,” “Walmart Yodeling Kid,” and Donald Trump’s “China All The Time” among others. How do you come up with the ideas for these tracks? Do you have a favorite? Tell us about how these masterpieces come to life.
When you mentioned before that this is our first album since we started the group, it’s interesting because one of the reasons it took so long was delays in releasing other music to fit label schedules, etc. We found a creative outlet for our production in the pop culture remixes. We could get in there and create something and have it up online the same week for people to listen to, compared to sometimes years with a label release schedule.
Do you prefer to write completely original music or take trending topics like “Damn Daniel” and remix those?
Everything’s better together. Haha. Sometimes we combine them. “Like You” with Elle Vee actually started life as a pop culture remix!
On Fragments, you worked with artists like Elle Vee, Sunset City, Shadow Aspect, and more. How did working with each of them affect their respective track(s’) sound? Or did it not have any effect?
We have been blessed to be able to work with so many great artists on the album. We worked together in quite a few ways, from writing instrumentals for vocalists to write and sing over from around the world, collaborating in person in writing sessions, writing ourselves and having them feature as session musicians. It’s been such a journey, and we couldn’t have done it without them!
My personal favorite on the album is “Haunt the Sky.” However, most artists don’t have a favorite track, and cite the tracks as “being their own kids.” Do you have a favorite track on the album? If so, what is it and why?
Awesome! You’re right, though. It’s almost impossible, especially because with an album as big as this one, the songs all sit in their own space too. We can’t go past “Before we had a Label” with Elle Vee though!
How did you guys meet? Do you ever get sick of each other? If so, what do you do to get un-sick of each other?
Haha. We met when my mum brought home a little baby and said, “This is your new brother.” I’ve known Tommy ever since! A couple of years ago we bought a property and built a recording studio, extra bedrooms, etc to make it a bit of a retreat from touring. So, we also live together. When we aren’t on tour, we each have our own areas of the brand to look after and different hobbies. Apart from the usual brotherly arguments, we do it pretty well. Lol.
What can fans expect from Bombs Away in the future? Is there anything super exciting you’re working on?
For now, we’re touring the album non-stop. There’re some amazing remixes from quite a few artists, and we can’t wait to announce those in the next few weeks. That’s what’s coming up next!
Thanks, Elle, for taking the time out of your busy schedule to answer a few questions. We really appreciate it. How did you get into contact with Bombs Away and what was it like working with them?
Thanks for the interview! 🙂 I’m super stoked about this album. I originally connected with Bombs Away via Vocalizr, which is a platform for producers and writers to collaborate and hire each other for specific gigs. Me and the guys immediately hit it off creatively, so we kept going with more songs. I feel so honored that they chose both of our songs for the first and second single. It sucks they live so far away because I feel like we’d be hanging out in the studio IRL all the freaking time. <3
I see you taught yourself how to play piano and wrote more than 100 songs by the age of 13. How did you get into music? Who were/are some of your biggest inspirations?
Fortunately, I had a father and mother who absolutely loved a vast selection of singers, songwriters, genres, etc. So, I grew up listening to a wide range of inspirations which definitely contributed to the singer/songwriter I am today. I love so many genres so I genuinely enjoy being a bit of a chameleon when it comes to my vocal tones or writing styles. I try to switch it up quite frequently and sing about concepts that are relevant beyond only love and heartbreaks. I’d get bored if I couldn’t express myself musically the way that I feel in the moment which changes all the time haha. Some of my biggest inspirations growing up were Queen, U2, Keane, Ne-Yo, Alanis Morissette, and JoJo. Now I listen to everything from Top 100 Pop, to Halsey, to one of my absolute favorite artists, LP. I also love listening and gathering inspiration from my music friends in the industry such as Haliene, Drew Ryn, and Kim Viera. Yeah, so, there’re honestly just too many to name. Lol .
You’ve already collaborated with artists like Benny Bennasi, Dzeko & Torres, and Paris Blohm among others. Who’re some artists you’d love to work with in the future and why?
Oh boy, that’s a great question. I seriously want to work with so many people still, to be honest. My number one being Chris Martin. 🙂 He’s my all time biggest inspiration on Earth. I also want to work with Drake, The Chainsmokers, Illenium, Alan Walker, and Tom Odelle. These are the first ones at the top of my head but like there’re hella more.
What’s your favorite part about collaborating with other artists?
My all time favorite part about collaborating with other artists is the opportunity to meet, observe, and pick from another creative minds. Creative brains all function differently. It’s so unique. The real artists all have minds of their own when it comes to creating. I love the challenge of expanding the way I think, learning new things, and teaching others what I know. This special kind of inspiration usually occurs and manifests from awesome collaborations.
You’ve had an impressive and inspiring run over the last 10 years. In your opinion, what was the most pivotal moment in that run? I’m a firm believer in failures being part of successes. So, what was something you failed at and then learned from? What was it that you learned from that failure?
Something I failed at, well, at least failed to make a priority and realize until the last few years is how important it is as an artist/singer-songwriter to have the ability to record your own vocals properly. I used to rely solely on whatever engineer or producer was in the room I was working in at the time to record my vocals. Not only do a lot of them not know what they’re doing, but you then run the risk of not having possession of your own vocal files. Being able to control and possess your own creative ideas gives you power in your career and gets you paid more. It honestly changed my entire world once I got good at mixing and vocal engineering. 🙂
I’ve worked on all of my releases to date, not just writing the melodies and the lyrics, but also recording my own vocals on my own equipment and helping with the mixing portion as well many times. It makes it easier to work remotely with producers as well. I have a home studio and barely have to leave besides when I travel for specific sessions. I’d love to see more empowered women in the music industry taking on the technological side of their creativity as well. There really seems to be a shortage of women who know how.
What can fans expect from Elle Vee in the future?
My fans can expect some more bangin’ tunes from me in the future as well as a deeper involvement of my social media access. I’m planning to increase the attention to my social media and I encourage anyone who’d like to speak to me personally or collaborate to slide into my DMs. 🙂 I also plan on doing more vocal packs and making some appearances. I have new music in the works as we speak and I’m excited to share with my Ellephans. 🙂
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By Real EDM — 10 months ago
Amsterdam Dance Event In Style: Best Events Day By Day
Amsterdam Dance Event celebrated its 23rd edition from October 17th to October 21st, and we can only say: what a week it was! For 5 days, the city of Amsterdam dressed in black and yellow colors and hosted more than 2500 artists and 600 speakers that gave their valuable insights in the development of the Electronic Dance Music industry.
Besides having a great choice of conferences and networking events, ADE also had an impressive festival agenda for all tastes, where literally every DJ you could hope for had a show to throw. EDMTunes selected the best events of the week and brought them all to you in this fine list. Have a look at it below and beware, you might get an irresistible urge of booking a flight to Amsterdam for next year’s ADE.
Wednesday, October 17th: GAIA
If we could name one artist that basically owns the current state of electronic dance music, this would be Armin van Buuren. He’s been active in the industry since its early beginnings, and we could never get tired of his ageless style.
Armin also has a partner in crime, Benno de Goeij, and together they form the duo GAIA. Surrounded with a bit of mystery and some kind of enigmatic identity, GAIA is not only about Trance. Together, Armin and Benno have a very ethereal sound, eclectic if we must say, with melodies that enter into your ears and leave a mark in every little part of your brain.
Gaia doesn’t perform too often. But when they do, their sets are really something special. Watch some footage of the evening here.
Thursday, October 18th: Awakenings x Adam Beyer presents Drumcode
ADE would not be complete without (at least) one Awakenings Event. Over the years, these artists have been taking over the Gashouder in Amsterdam and bringing the finest artists in Techno. On Thursday, the lineup had an impressive bill, with Amelie Lens, Nicole Moudaber, Adam Beyer and more. Techno at its best.
Friday, October 19th: Audio Obscura x Adriatique
Friday was a busy day. events happening all over the place and at all times. For this day, our choice couldn’t be better: Adriatique playing in the early morning at The Loft. With a unique view of the city during sunrise, their deep techno set was something absolutely perfect, the best way to relax after a hard Thursday night. And this was just the beginning, as another flawless edition of Awakenings x Maceo Plex presents Mosaic were awaiting of us later in the day, that was even better than the day before.
Saturday, October 20th: Audio Obscura x Mariel Ito and Afterlife
Another Audio Obscura event that was too good to be true. Right in the middle of Central Station, a very simple set up was enough for Mariel Ito, a.k.a. Maceo Plex, to take his small audience into a space journey. Less than 300 people were there, making the set exclusive and unforgettable.
On the other side of town, Amsterdam Music Festival gathered more than 40,000 attendees who literally owned the night. While the countdown of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs was taking place on the big screens, artists such as Lost Frequencies, Axwell / Ingrosso, Vini Vici and Salvatore Ganacci made the crowd dance like there was no tomorrow. And of course, the most awaited show of all: Martin Garrix, DJ Mag’s #1 DJ for the third consecutive year, who celebrated the triumph with a great performance for all his fans.
Sunday, October 21st: elrow goes to ADE – Extra Sunday Edition
Elrow’s ADE festivities are always something to look forward to. On Saturday, with the theme of Chinese Row Year, the impressive lineup included the likes of Andrea Oliva, Mathias Kaden and Bastian Bux, and also had some wonderful carnivalesque presentations and fairytale moments.
On Sunday, after 4 days of techno in all of its forms, it was about time to get the glitter on. Elrow’s Sunday extra ADE party was the cherry on top of the cake, and the perfect way to wrap up our week. Artists on the bill were Joris Voorn and Andres Campo among others, but there was also a special artist that has been recently killing it at festivals during this past year: Fisher, who had the audience having the time of their lives as he played his most recent hit ‘Losing It’.
Now that ADE is over, we can’t wait for the next edition to take place. For all the hightlights about this massive celebration, click here.
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