Month: January 2019

Purple Disco Machine Celebrates 10 Years of Music on His Debut One Mix [INTERVIEW]

Purple Disco Machine brings his “deep funk” sound to One Mix.

One Mix, Beats 1’s weekly radio show, hosts Purple Disco Machine this week. As his name implies, Purple Disco Machine thrives on modern club music influenced by disco, classic house, soul and funk. Celebrating 10 years of his career, Purple Disco Machine picked his favorite tracks and remixes for his debut One Mix. Expect his remixes of old school artists like Fatboy Slim and Jamiroquai, modern producers like Jax Jones and Weiss, and a slew of hit originals.

Tune in here exclusively on Apple Music.
Air Date: Friday 1st February, 2019 – 21:00 LA / 00:00 NY / 05:00 UK

Purple Disco Machine (real name Tino Piontek) grew up loving music as his father was an avid vinyl collector. In fact, his father introduced him to the classic funk sounds of the ‘70s and ‘80s, spurring Piontek’s taste for disco house.

By the time he was a teenager, he knew music was more than casual, it was bound to be the center of his life. Piontek cut his teeth in his hometown of Dresden, East Germany, working at a record shop and DJing at a club, exposing himself to music ever more and eventually championing his “deep funk” sound – a groovy blend of nu-disco and soul.

Piontek’s 2013 breakthrough hit “My House” put him on the map, earning #1 spot on Beatport’s deep house chart. The track still lives on as one of Beatport’s best-ever sellers and Purple Disco Machine currently ranks #5 in Beatport’s Top 100 Artists chart.

Remixes for hit artists like Gorillaz, The Knocks, Chromeo, and Claptone were no doubt a big factor in his popularity. And, of course, his debut album Soulmatic in 2017 solidified his reputation.

The coming year will see Piontek re-release a standout track from Soulmatic, “Body Funk,” release his first ever mix compilation, and kick off the countdown for his sophomore album.

Before his One Mix, we spoke to Piontek about his biggest musical inspiration, dream collaborator, perfect sunset track, and more. First show experience?

Purple Disco Machine: On April 30th in Dresden, 1999.

First time you brought your mom to one of your shows?

She has never ever been! My dad has, though.

The artist who inspired you to become a musician?

Sven Vath. This may seem like a strange answer for a disco DJ and producer, but seeing Sven play when I was a young raver made me realize that if you could be really good at DJing like he is, then you could do this as a career rather than just go raving.

Go-to places for new music?

I’m always checking Apple Music for new artists and tracks.

Guilty pleasure record?

“In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins.

Desert-island dance record?

“Music Sounds Better With You” by Stardust.

Dream B2B partner?

Daft Punk.

Favorite BPM?


Piece of gear you always need on the road?

Pieces of gear: USB sticks, headphones, ear plugs, reading book.

All-time favorite festival?

Defected Croatia.

Biggest misconception about dance music?

That you need to take drugs to enjoy it.

How often do you get out and have fun, and where do you go?

Fun for me it’s hanging with my family. I’m married with two young kids so anywhere with them. We just went skiing and my five-year-old daughter learned how to do it on her own for the first time. That was special.

City with the most underrated dance scene?

Montpellier, France. I played an amazing festival there last year. The crowd was really knowledgeable about disco house and really into it.

Industry prediction for the next year?

More dance records on mainstream radio.

Best piece of advice for new producers?

Find your sound and stick to it. Be the very best at it. Don’t keep changing genres or styles.

Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaborator?


What is one of the unique experiences you’ve had backstage?

Having a gourmet buffet dinner with Jamiroquai and 30 roadies every night backstage pre-show on his arena tour where I was the support DJ. The food was always incredible!

A unique travel experience you’ve had?

It’s pretty standard planes, trains and automobiles really. I do like catching the train in California between the cities there when I’m on tour. The scenery is beautiful.

What’s your favorite throwback track?

I’m a disco DJ so there are too many to say just one favorite! This week it is “Taste of Bitter Love” by Gladys Knight.

What’s one track that fans always lose their mind to?

My track “Body Funk.” Easily the biggest record in my DJ sets.

What was the first album you ever bought?

Das Boot by U96.

Name one remix that you think is better than the original

Todd Terry’s remix of “Missing” by Everything But The Girl.

What song would you want (god forbid) played at your funeral?

Not the first time I’ve been asked this! My own song, “Devil In Me.”

What’s the perfect sunset track?

“Talisman” by Air.

What song do you listen to cheer yourself up?

“It’s Not Unusual” by Tom Jones.

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Twitter: @PurpleDiscoM
Instagram: @purple_disco_machine

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Skrillex and Hikaru Utada Release Official "Face My Fears" Music Video

The “Face My Fears” music video features in-game and cinematic footage.

Worlds collided in more ways than one when Skrillex and Hikaru Utada collaborated on the Kingdom Hearts III theme. For the former artist “Face My Fears” marked a foray into not only J-pop but also Japanese game soundtracks, and today its official music video has arrived.

Consisting of gameplay and cinematic footage from Kingdom Hearts III, whose initial release was January 25th. Synced to the montage of clips is Utada’s serene vocal underscored by the future bass soundscape served up by Skrillex.

This week, “Face My Fears” debuted on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart in addition to entering at #1 on the World Digital Song Sales chart. In an interview with The Verge, Skrillex (real name Sonny Moore) had said that composing the Kingdom Hearts III theme was a childhood dream come true

Stream or download Skrillex and Hikaru Utada’s “Face My Fears” in English here and in Japanese here. Purchase Kingdom Hearts III here.





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Tomorrowland Announce Steve Aoki & Eric Prydz In 4th Round of Lineup Reveal

Alison Wonderland and Eric Prydz Feature In 4th Round of Tomorrowland Artist Announcements

Over the last few days, Tomorrowland has dropped some of the biggest names in dance music to headline the 15th anniversary of the festival. The first three waves of artists included Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, The Chainsmokers, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Fisher, Martin Garrix, and NGHTMRE & SLANDER (Present Gud Vibrations)

Tomorrowland tickets are some of the hardest to come by and for a good reason. Their lineup is always top tier and has every sub-genre you can imagine. Today they release the fourth installment of artist announcements!

This wave of DJs included artists like Alison Wonderland, Eric Prydz, Martin Solveig, Mike Williams, Steve Aoki, W&W, Zeds Dead and many more! Furthermore, Tomorrowland is trying to have more hip-hop at its festival with the introduction of Young Thug and ASAP Rocky. We’re not exactly sure how fans feel about it but it’s nice to have some diversity in the lineup.

Stay tuned as Tomorrowland is going to continue to release more artists tomorrow! We can imagine the festival is only going to get bigger and bigger.

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Apashe Calls Out Calvin Harris for Copycatting his Music Video

“I know you’re getting old and unoriginal, but did you have to copy my music video?!”

A week ago Calvin Harris shared the music video for his Rag’n’Bone Man collaboration, “Giant,” and today another artist has called his originality into question. Brussels-born, Montreal-based producer Apashe asserts that the video is too similar to that of his 2018 single “Majesty” featuring Wasiu to be a coincidence.

Wasiu can be seen wearing a red tracksuit on horseback for most of the “Majesty” video. At about 1:45 into the visual accompaniment for “Giant,” several of the characters can be seen in the same regalia.

“I know you’re getting old and unoriginal, but did you have to copy my music video,” reads a tweet volleyed by Apashe (real name John De Buck). “That’s just fucking lame.”

Calvin Harris (real name Adam Wiles) defended himself by claiming that his own music video was a reference to the horse-riding teenagers of Dublin, Ireland. “Check the ref from 2014 and stop insulting legends [sic],” he fired back.

“Regardless of any inspiration, the color schemes, camera angles/movement are all similar,” De Buck pressed. “Story is the same as mine (minus the humor), the nature scenery is identical AND different from the source you linked which has horses in towns.”

Wiles responded, “Well you know it’s nice that we like the same things, a happy coincidence.” He has not made further comment on the matter.

At the time of writing, Apashe has made no statements suggesting that he intends to take further action against Calvin Harris for the similarities between the music videos for “Majesty” and “Giant.”



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Ekali Teases Then Quickly Deletes Skrillex Collaboration


Ekali Teases Then Quickly Deletes Skrillex Collaboration

Ekali was one of the hottest new acts in bass music in 2018. He signed a deal with OWSLA/Atlantic Records and started releasing a steady stream of new music such as his ‘Crystal Eyes EP.‘ It only makes sense for him to collaborate with Skrillex who has given him such a massive platform to grow. For all fans of both, it looks like we’re in for a pleasant surprise this year.

It looks like Ekali may have jumped the gun though and prematurely posted a teaser on his Instagram Story. The screenshot of an Ableton project file named “Ekali & Skrillex – ID1” has since been deleted, creating a frenzy online between hopeful fans.

Although they have yet to release a proper collaboration together, this isn’t the first time the two artists’ names were shared on a release. A couple of years ago Skrillex remixed Ekali’s ‘Babylon’ featuring Denzel Curry.

We will have to wait and see how this plays out.

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Indy 500 Announce Skrillex, Alesso, Chris Lake, and Illenium to Headline Snake Pit

Snake Pit

Throughout the years Indy 500 has catered to the dance music community with major headlining acts. The Coors Light sponsored festival is the ultimate place for fun and friends. This year Skrillex is planning on taking over the race with help by Alesso, Chris Lake, and Illenium.

This will be Skrillex’s second time performing at Snake Pit since his last performance in 2016. So far Alesso, Chris Lake, and Illenium are all set to perform in front of 30,000 fans to celebrate the race. If you have not attended Snake Pit before, now might be the best time to go.

The Snake Pit performances will be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and are scheduled to start at 7:00am on the race day which will be May 26th. Don’t miss the action within this event and be sure to scope out tickets here

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Rusko Announces Upcoming Collaboration With Bassnectar

It’s been a long time coming since dubstep legends Bassnectar and Rusko have put out a track together. But good news: the two influential artists in bass music are ready to blow minds with a heavy collaboration in the works.

In an interview with Billboard, Rusko explained that “there are a few collaborations in the works,” but this one with Bassnectar will have dubstep fans jumping out of their seats. Dubstep is in for an upcoming change this upcoming year. These two artists might be the start of putting the “dub” back in dubstep, just like Rusko expressed in his interview.

Although listeners are now eagerly waiting for this destructive collaboration, we highly encourage bassheads to check out ‘Squeeze (Burnin)‘ in the meantime. Also, actively be on the lookout for a new mix by Rusko on Zeds Dead’s Deadbeats Radio.

Rusko – Squeeze (Burnin)

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Anjunabeats is Now Casting Models for their Merch Store!

 Are You Ready AnjunaFam?

Calling all aspiring models or Anjunabeats fans–this one is for you. Right now, the franchise is on the hunt for models to show off their merch at the Anjunastore. Their link to the store can be found here. If you haven’t been able to purchase any of their swag, perhaps you can at least get the chance to wear it and show it off to the world. The store is filled with shirts, sweatshirts, hats, bandanas and more. Furthermore, there’s a variety of merch to model from. Which ones are you rooting to represent: Above & Beyond, Anjunabeats, or Anjunadeep?

Perhaps Above & Beyond would like to add a little more personal flavor to their site. With such a gigantic fan base, why not? Not much more detail has been sent out regarding this. It’s not a contest and it’s not a joke. There is a simple type form out there ready and waiting.

To enter to be a model, click here. Fill out the type form with your name, age, Instagram account, and whether you in LA or not. Submit and good luck! We hope that those not living in LA will still get to be in the running. Or even those without an Instagram account. After all, the Anjunabeats family is nationwide and worldwide! Regardless of social media promotion, getting a chance to represent one of the most highly respected labels in the world is a true honor to us.

How exciting is this? I’ve never seen this done with the label before but it is a great way to engage their community. Perhaps it can even give more insight to sizing discrepancies and make buyers more conscious of which ones to purchase. We all know about the issues the SHM site had. Say goodbye to confusion, and hello fashion!

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Getter Announces Visceral Live Tour

Electronic music DJ and producer Getter has just announced his Visceral Live Tour, where he will be showcasing his artistic sound in venues all over the United States. The tour will also make an appearance at BUKU Music & Art Project in New Orleans.

This announcement follows the release of his 12-track LP, Visceral, which dropped in late 2018 on the mau5trap label. Visceral showcases Getter’s artistic side, presenting a narrative of self-discovery and desire for comprehension. Getter has opened up about some of his personal struggles, and how this album is a platform for him to come to terms with these things. The Visceral Live Tour will feature songs from the album, among many other tracks & compositions.

Undoubtedly, the evolution of Getter’s sound is impossible to ignore. He has been vocal about his desire to continue pushing the envelope and experiment with new styles. In a Reddit response to one of his fans, Getter says, “…something about melodies and leads matching with chords and vocals just sticks so much more to me than a banger. Don’t get me wrong, i still love alllllll that hard shit. but i prefer to listen to it instead of create it.” The Visceral Live Tour kicks off on February 27, 2019 in Eugene, Oregon.

In addition to his tour announcement, Getter has made the music video available for ‘On My Way Out’ feat. Joji.  This is the final song on Visceral. Check out the video down below to experience this visual journey for yourself.

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Martin Garrix, Tiësto and FISHER Among Creamfields 2019 Headliners

Creamfields has finally announced its first wave of 2019 headliners.

Creamfields has been letting headliner announcements trickle out one by one – that is, until today. The Daresbury, U.K festival’s organizers have now added dozens of big names to the list in one massive “first wave” lineup reveal.

On the more main stage-friendly end of the spectrum are DJ/producers Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Timmy Trumpet. Techno/house mainstays like Nicole Moudaber, Kölsch, Hot Since 82 and FISHER are included as well, in addition to trance essentials Paul van Dyk, Ben Nicky and Gareth Emery.

Prior to this announcement, iconic acts Swedish House Mafia, The Chemical Brothers, deadmau5 and Adam Beyer 🔲 Cirez D had been announced. Creamfields’ organizers have confirmed that more headliners will be announced in the months leading up to the festival. 

Creamfields will run from Thursday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 25th, 2019. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the event website.



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Opera Atlanta Live Stream Sex Offender Arrested for Aggrevated Sodomy

Dominique Williams turned himself in according to Atlanta authorities.

In a first step towards justice for Jasmine EilandDominique Williams has been taken into custody by Atlanta authorities. Eiland captured her own apparent sexual assault at nightclub Opera Atlanta on Facebook live stream, and the Atlanta Police Special Victims Unit secured a warrant for Williams’ arrest on a charge of aggravated sodomy.

According to Atlanta news source Channel Action 2, Williams turned himself in on Tuesday, January 29th. In response to the development, Eiland’s newly hired lawyersChris Stewart and Joshua Palmer, issued a joint statement saying Williams’ arrest “serves as vindication for her and all other women who have been victims of sexual assault.”

Following the incident, Zedd had canceled his February 1st performance at Opera Atlanta. Local promoter subtle also moved a January 25th event headlined by Ciszak vs Bot to a separate location.

It remains to be seen whether Jasmine Eiland will also file charges of any kind against Opera Atlanta at the time of writing.




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Creamfields 2019 Drops Epic First Wave of Artists

Creamfields 2019

‘Tis the season for unveiling some truly spectacular summer festival lineups! Daresbury’s major dance music event series Creamfields is no exception to this fact. The team behind one of the world’s largest EDM festivals has recently disclosed the first wave of artists scheduled to perform at this year’s highly anticipated edition.

On Thursday, August 22, 2019, to Sunday, August 25, 2019, attendees will have the opportunity to witness guaranteed impeccable sets by some of the biggest names in the music industry such as Above & Beyond, Adam Beyer, Ben Nicky, Camelphat, Carl Cox, Deadmau5, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Fisher, Gareth Emery, Hannah Wants, Hot Since 82, Martin Garrix, Oliver Heldens, Tiesto, and that’s just to name a few! Check out the full lineup below.

Creamfields 2019 Lineup

In addition to announcing the incredible list of DJs, with more to be unveiled shortly, a contest has also been released. The rules are simple, all you have to do is retweet the below image, and tag four friends for a chance to win five four-day gold camping tickets.


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