Month: July 2019

Paul Oakenfold and Galestain Release "Summer Nights"

This marks the 50th release for Perfecto Black.

Global dance music legend Paul Oakenfold is back to celebrate the 50th release for his record label, Perfecto Black, with the debut of his new single “Summer Nights” with Galestain. Perfecto Records was established by Oakenfold in 1989 and since has developed into a line of sublabels underneath. The Black incarnation delivers some of the best progressive house on the market. 

“Summer Nights” is a haunting track with trance-reminiscent arpeggios and a pounding synth line. The vocal chops are beautifully gothic and loom in the background. The beat is sure to get the progressive fans moving into the early morning. 

Oakenfold has been in the scene for over three decades changing and elevating the electronic industry as he’s progressed. He’s worked with legends along the lines of U2 and Madonna. There’s no denying the impact of this two time Grammy nominee.

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Louis the Child Drops ‘Big Time’ Anthem for X Games

The 2019 X Games start this weekend with a killer soundtrack from Louis the Child. The Chicago duo got the honor of creating the anthem for the iconic sporting event. The track ‘Big Time‘ fits both the X Games and vintage Louis vibes.

They have been playing it at shows over their Dear Sense tour which has been ongoing this summer, to a great response. Right before the drop there is a fitting lyrical interlude asking “Are you kidding me?”, something that must be heard constantly when watching wild BMX and skateboard tricks.

The 2019 X Games will be held at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Every year there are live bands and DJs featured, and this year includes the Wu-Tang Clan, Diplo and Incubus. Louis the Child won’t actually be at the X Games this year, so if you want to hear them check out their tour schedule and book tickets.

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Unraveling the Mysteries of Shambhala Music Festival

The Founder of Shambhala Music Festival unpacks the secrets of his exceptional Canadian wonderland.

In an industry where new venue announcements, shifting dates, and flopping lineups have become the norm, one festival stands apart as a homegrown staple of the woke milieu. While other events reduce, tighten up and dance around their struggle to survive, Shambhala Music Festival reaps the benefits of a well-built legacy as it heads into its 22nd anniversary celebration at the same venue in which it was founded. 

In addition to curating unique identities at six autonomously managed music stages, the event regularly pushes the envelope year after year at Salmo River Ranch. The best part is art, infrastructure and other investments are left intact for use in the following year. As other events are allocating half their resources into “tear down” each year, Shambhala builds itself ever-taller. 

Stages remain through the middle months. In addition to saving crews time and energy, the practice diverts a stream of build materials that would typically go to landfills. Now with approximately 15,000 humans expected to descend on “the farm” for the 2019 edition of Shambhala, Canada’s gem of a perennial music festival is taking efforts even further to shake up the industry and keep its fans guessing. 

Shambhala Founder, Jimmy Bandschuh

To learn what Shambhala’s leaders have up their sleeves, as well as what’s in store for the 2019 event, EDM.com caught up with the Founder of Shambhala Music Festival, Jim Bundschuh – who is better known as “Jimmy”. He talked to us about a variety of topics including how leadership is born at an event where volunteers are the lifeblood of the production. We even unpacked the historic approach to drug testing and education onsite at the festival. 

Read on to see what Jimmy had to say.

Mystery #1: How does Shambhala assemble such a vast music selection?

One of the secrets to Shambhala’s unique show is it has six autonomously managed music stages all with their own blend of style and genres, but that approach doesn’t come without its own struggles. “Sometimes trying to coordinate six highly artistic stage directors you get some challenges, but the end product is amazing,” Jimmy explained. “I think when you compare it with other lineups it really shows because most other festivals don’t get the diversity that we do.” 

Without an overarching mastermind wrangling all that creativity, the music stages are free to produce an unfiltered performance that pays little mind to what the other stages are doing. “They have their own budget,” Jimmy said. “They recruit their own crews and they have artistic freedom over their lighting design and stage design. Each stage has unique ideas and talents that they bring, too, which I think really makes the festival special.” 

Beyond making the event special for those who like to explore new sounds, it actually programs diversity into the DNA of the festival. That means even for someone who prefers to post up at the same stage for the entirety of the show, a few moments will still be seeded with new music.

Mystery #2: How key is “The Farm” to understanding Shambhala?

One of the reasons Shambhala is so successful has to do with the efficiency that becomes possible when you own your own venue. At first, the remote location was a weakness according to Jimmy because they aren’t located near any major cities. Vancouver is a seven-hour drive, Calgary is a seven-hour drive and Spokane, Washington is about 2.5 hours from the site over the US-Canada Border. “Location is our biggest strength,” Jimmy said. “The festival has been in the same spot since it started and every year we get to add to it rather than redo everything. There are old forests and a river that runs by the stages and right through the campgrounds. We’re in a nice beautiful valley. In the beginning, it was hard to build it but now it’s a big advantage.”

Another impact the venue has on the culture of the event can be observed in the quality of guests that come out to the event. They way Jimmy sees it, “People have to try really hard to come to Shambhala. It’s a camping festival and most people camp onsite because they can’t get hotels in the region. I wouldn’t say it’s as hardcore as Burning Man but it’s that similar thing where it creates dedicated followers because it’s difficult. It’s not super easy and it’s not for the faint at heart.” 

With multiple sell-outs in its twenty-two years and peaking attendance numbers at such a remote location, few can point to a better test of success among like festivals.

Mystery #3: What’s the secret to longevity in the festival business? 

In the Salmo area, there aren’t many music festivals – certainly none like Shambhala. So where does all the talent and skill come from to create such splendor? For Jimmy and the rest of the fam on the farm, leadership starts at the volunteer level and as people shine they work their way up the ranks in the event. They also climb the rungs of life. “A lot of people who have been with us since the very first year are still a part of Shambhala,” Jimmy smiled proudly. “We definitely have a lot of veterans that have been around a long time. We also have people who have come out to dig trenches for power cables or whatever, then all of a sudden they’re lighting designers. Some people turn the skills and inspiration they learn out here into careers.”

In leveling up, these party-loving people find purpose which extends from the festival into their other endeavors. Even into the businesses they create.

Mystery #4: What local impacts do the festivals make? 

When PK first got involved with Shambhala their global takeover was still in its infancy. “They had first started building their own cabinets and now they’re international,” Jimmy recalled. “Today, alongside their manufacturing in Calgary they have outlets in the states and a lot of major artists have toured with their sound systems.” 

Seeing PK blossom from humble beginnings to become the powerhouse that they are today is only one of many success stories in the legacy of Shambhala.  

“We started in ’98 so this was a pretty fringe small part of the entertainment world back then,” said Jimmy. “They all thought it was a niche or that it would go away, but now it’s filling stadiums and DJs are headlining more traditional festivals. We’ve also seen the career of the artist change over time and it’s been interesting to watch it all evolve.” 

Coupled with gifts to schools and hospitals – and a recent $125,000 donation to a local school theater for lighting, audio and other equipment -the festival’s ripple effect continues to enrich the local community.

Mystery #5: How does Onsite Drug Testing work?

The often misunderstood arena of drug testing at festivals has also been a catalyst for progress and a fascinating subject of study. If the absence of alcohol sales wasn’t a clue that Shambhala’s leaders are not the sort to settle for a cookie-cutter production, then the pill spectrometer kept onsite probably will be. Put simply, most tests can only identify that other ingredients exist in a pill, but a pill spectrometer can index and look up what ingredients are in the drug to offer a clearer look at what is ingested if the pill is consumed. 

“We’ve been doing this for a few years with the spectrometer and we’ve been able to give really accurate results,” Said Jimmy. “Last year we had an unintended consequence where a lot of drugs were testing really pure. The theory is that because there are these tests the people who are bringing this stuff to festivals know they are going to be held accountable so they’re not putting all this other crap in there. Also, when people can educate themselves on their choices it’s got to be better than people unintentionally taking something with an extremely negative side effect, causing harm to their body, or worse.” 

Security checks for illicit drugs – but people can get narcotics into prisons, so a string of shirts that say “SECURITY” won’t be 100% effective. In America, the RAVE act makes testing in this fashion illegal, but in working with Health Canada and other official bodies the provincial government and Shambhala pioneered the legal framework for pill tests. It’s not a perfect system, but it progresses where other festivals and policy makers have balked at the chance. 

“Maybe someone doesn’t want to test their drugs, but they can walk by and see that a certain colored pill with a specific logo on it tested bad,” said Jimmy. “Once they know something wasn’t what they thought it was they can then make the decision to not take it, discard it, not buy anymore or tell their friends.” Decisions are always better when they’re informed.

To learn more about this blissed-out Canadian Wonderland stay tuned. EDM.com will report from the event so even those who can’t attend don’t have to miss a beat. 

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Illenium Opens Up Presale for New Track "Blood" ft. Foy Vance

“Blood” is slated for release Friday, August 2nd 2019.

Illenium is coming off a successful collaboration with The Chainsmokers and is ready for more. The Denver native took to social media to announce that his newest track, “Blood” featuring Foy Vance, will come out this Friday, August 2nd. This will be the last new track before his upcoming album Ascend drops on August 16th. 

He first debuted “Blood” at Audiotistic in Mountain View, California earlier this month. From the fan-released clip, it looks to be one of the harder tracks Illenium (real name Nicholas D. Miller) has released. Fans of his melodic verses should fear not, you can still hear those elements at the base of the track. 

Miller’s third album is right around the corner, and bit by bit the artist has been releasing tracks off the highly anticipated collection. So far it’s suspected that the singles “Pray,” “Crashing” and “Good Things Fall Apart” will all be included. It will arrive right in time right for his first-ever headline show at Madison Square Garden and three consecutive sold-out shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The 33-city Ascend Tour will commence September 18th. 

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Kotek Releases Masterful, Genre-Bending EP, Sonoglyph Pt 1.

Kotek’s EP, Sonoglyph Pt. 1, includes four excellent tracks that blur the lines between genres.

Previously catching attention with his collabs on Rezz‘ first and second studio albumKotek (real name Michael Mlikotic) has returned with a brand new EP that will excite any fan of experimental bass music.

Sonoglyph Pt. 1 begins with scintillating highs, interwoven with a gentle piano arrangement, before introducing a deeper bass line reminiscent of drum and bass and industrial techno. Rather than emphasizing that bass line and fatiguing the listener, however, Mlikotic brings his experimental, burbling mids to the forefront, creating a sound reminiscent of a darker Tipper.

“Codex,” the final track of Sonoglyph Pt. 1 (and by our measure, its magnum opus), closes out his work with the most impressive arrangement on the EP. Opening the track with heavy metal riffs, Mlikotic crescendos into a strange, bubbling, twisting, dubstep-esque sound, while somehow staying away from any one genre in particular. Interwoven within this three-minute track are the sounds of metal, rock, dubstep, glitch, and industrial, among others. In Mlikotic’s talented hands, somehow all these genres play well together.

Though Kotek’s metal and glitch-infused sounds defy easy classification, it is clear that he is a master in his craft. This budding artist seamlessly sutures together sounds and instruments that are not typical of electronic music, and does so with grace. Pay attention to this artist as he grows his music and his following; he is sure to have a lot in store.

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Underground Vibes / 037

Egzod, Verzache, BODÉ and more featured on this latest installment.

Numerous artists, industry professionals, and fans consider SoundCloud the best platform for unsigned music to shine up to its true potential. Its direct, artist-centric approach has enabled bedroom artists to find fan bases all over the world, and equipped emerging talents to turn their SoundCloud game into long-term careers.

In this series, our aim is to showcase the best new music we discover on the platform, music that oftentimes can’t be found anywhere else. In addition, we shine a light on successful artists that are either now breaking through on the platform or have used it to attract an active following in the past. 

This latest feature includes darker vibes by Egzod and Duke & Jones, uplifting gems by BODÉ and Nadro & Timmy Commerford, and laid back tunes by Chris Siegel and Lizdek

“My Stranger” ft. Riell – Egzod

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Egzod returns with another release on Trap Nation‘s imprint Lowly. Teaming up with Riell, he creates magic on “My Stranger” as his complex and epic production intertwines with Riell’s electrifying vocals for an impressive result. 

“Cruising” (Charlie Crown Remix) – Bronze Whale 

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Bronze Whale dropped their impressive debut album earlier this year, and just released a remix package featuring a lot of stunning reworks. Standing out, Charlie Crown‘s remix of “Cruising” is as dark and impactful as it should be. 

“Vacancy” – Duke & Jones

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Duke & Jones prove their versatility with their latest release, “Vacancy,” as they took their style from sound design-driven bangers to minimal R&B, still maintaining their bass-heavy identity. 

“Feeling That Feel” – Verzache

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It looks like Verzache never stops reinventing himself and releasing songs that further showcase his production and songwriting abilities. On “Feeling that Feel” he provides a simple yet incredibly catchy song. 

“Tropical Love” – Nadro and Timmy Commerford

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As the title suggests, Nadro and Timmy Commerford‘s “Tropical Love” is made for the summer. Out on label Lacuna, the single goes from piano and guitar chords to a dancey, vocal chop-driven chorus. 

“Good Enough” ft. Tailor – BODÉ 

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BODÉ‘s “Good Enough” is everything one looks for in a late-night house gem, as Tailor‘s catchy vocal lines line up perfectly with the classy, synth-dominated instrumental. 

“Trippin’ Bout You” ft. ANGEL – Discrete

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On “Trippin’ Bout You”, Discrete provides yet another bridge between pop and house, as horn hits, catchy lyrics and groovy bass lines come together to create a radio-ready result. 

“The Night’s Our Town” – TRAILS

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After a fairly long hiatus, producer TRAILS is back, and he makes it clear that fans can never know what they can expect from him. After impressive instrumental “DMHH” and indie/R&B jam “Learn to Love Me” featuring JABS, “The Night’s Our Town” showcases an almost fully organic side of the artist, and it sounds amazing. 

“Week 1” – Chris Siegel

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Released on indie label Sundae Sauuce, Chris Siegel‘s “Week 1” is as carefree as it gets, providing an easy vibe through diverse instrument choices. 

“xanny” (Lizdek Remix) – Billie Eilish 

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Lizdek really impresses with his remix of Billie Eilish‘s “xanny”. The young producer goes as ambient as possible yet takes care of every little detail, making up a stunning result. 

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Flume and Reo Cragun Release Joint EP, Quits

The two friends are back with a three new tracks.

Fans were given just a day to hype themselves up for some new Flume. The Australian producer announced yesterday he would debut a joint EP with rising hip-hop artist Reo Cragun titled Quits. This morning Flume (real name Edward Harley Streten) and Cragun joined Zane Lowe on Beats 1 to premiere the lead single – and soon after the entire EP was released! It was previously reported in a press release that the EP was to be released on Friday, August 2nd. The early drop looks similar to when Knife Party was on air with Lowe and then their Lost Souls EP was released early. Coincidence?

Streten’s collaboration with Cragun features the previously released single “Friends,” the title track “Quits,” and “Levitate.” All three tracks highlight Cragun’s distinct vocals as Streten’s atmospheric and experimental soundscape takes the listener on a unique journey. The three-track EP is a clear sign these two were meant to work together. Both artists are changing the landscape, not willing to conform to one single sound. 

“Reo’s got a great ability to adapt to whatever’s going on musically,” said Streten. “Whether it’s something on the slower side or something high energy he’s able to complement and engage with it in a way that’s quite unique.”

“Working with Flume is always amazing,” said Cragun. “He does such a great job of getting whatever he hears inside of his brain written out. Around the start of us hanging out he had these crazy fast scooters that took us around his neighborhood during our session breaks. He was building his studio at the time so we would pop in over there and use our imaginations to construct what was to come. It was so inspiring. I’m really fortunate that we were able to become such great friends outside of the music. I have nothing but love for Harley!”

Streten has taken 2019 by storm since the release of the Hi This Is Flume mixtape. He followed that up with his collaboration with Cragun and then “Let You Know” featuring London Grammer. This three-track EP comes out right in time for Osheaga, Lollapalooza, two Flume & Friends shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Outside Lands, and a long list of other locations around the globe. 

Find Flume’s tour schedule and tickets here

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Blanke and GG Magree Set Fire to Airwaves With Mid-Tempo Heater “Incinerate”

Two of Australia’s fastest-rising talents came together for a game changer in the world of midtempo.

Rising from the ashes in 2016 and having since amassed over 14 million streams on Spotify alone, Blanke has had one of the most rapid, trailblazing careers to come out of Australia in recent years. Heading back to his roots, he has enlisted the vocals of fellow Australian star GG Magree to release “Incinerate,” the first single from his forthcoming EP on Deadbeats.

Besides sell-out shows, international brand deals, designer fashion label endorsements, and being the CEO of her own streetwear brand amidst an impressive touring schedule, there isn’t much GG Magree doesn’t do. This boss woman is the embodiment of femininity and freedom in a male-dominated industry. Her dominant, larger-than-life attitude is on full display in “Incinerate” with her enchanting vocals truly taking the track to the next level. 

“Bit of a full-circle moment,” Blanke recently tweeted. “She was the first DJ to really support me in the US and introduced me to my Deadbeats fam.”

After performances set for HARD Summer this weekend in Fontana, California, Blanke will make his way back to Australia from his Change & Decay Tour. Tour stops will span across the entire month of August across seven different cities. For all ticketing and tour information, visit here

Stream or download Blanke’s “Incinerate” featuring GG Magree, out now on Deadbeats.

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Martin Garrix Names Skrillex as a Dream Collaborator

“I have no idea what we [would] make and that excites me.”

Save for festival lineup announcements, it’s not all that often that you hear the names Martin Garrix and Skrillex in the same sentence. If the former had his way, however, the two would team up on a track – as difficult as it might be to imagine what that would sound like.

“I’d love to collaborate with Skrillex,” said Martin Garrix (real name Martijn Gerard Garritsen) during an interactive session in Japan to resounding approval from his audience. “I’ve known him for many, many years and because we have so many different styles we’re doing, I think it would be really, really interesting if we were in the studio bouncing ideas back and forth. I have no idea what we [would] make and that excites me.”

Skrillex (real name Sonny Moore) rode the wave of the EDM boom closer to its epicenter, but Garritsen hit his stride a few years later. That’s not to say he was a late bloomer by any means, though. Whereas Moore’s career in music extends back to his time as frontman for post-hardcore band From First To Last beginning in 2004, Garritsen’s 2013 breakout hit “Animals” made him the youngest artist to ever reach #1 on Beatport‘s Top 100 Tracks chart at only 16 years of age.

Neither Garritsen nor Moore have made any comments suggesting that a collaboration between them is in the works as of this writing.

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Tomorrowland's Symphony of Unity Reimagined FISHER, Eric Prydz and More

The Metropole Orchestra performed renditions of EDM hits in each weekend’s medley.

In the weeks leading up to Tomorrowland‘s landmark 15th edition, the Boom, Belgium festival’s organizers announced special “Symphony of Unity” performances for either weekend. The Metropole Orchestra paid homage to some of EDM’s biggest hits – from the songs at the worldwide movement’s roots to those trending in the modern day.

According to 1001Tracklists, the weekend two medley included renditions of “Insomnia” by Faithless, “Children” by the late Robert Miles, and “For An Engel” by Paul van Dyk. On the more recent end of the spectrum were orchestral versions of “Losing It” by FISHER, “Opus” by Eric Prydz, and “Shivers” by Armin van Buuren.

The 2019 edition of Tomorrowland saw headliners like Above & Beyond, Claude VonStroke, Nina Kraviz and Seven Lions. The absence of Swedish House Mafia on the roster after what many interpreted as cryptic campaigning for their appearance elicited uproar from attendees disappointed by the billing of 3 Are Legend as main stage closers for both weekends.

For updates on the 2020 edition, visit the Tomorrowland website.

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Flume Premieres "Levitate" ft. Reo Cragun on Beats 1

Zane Lowe spoke with Flume and Reo Cragun for the premiere of the lead single from their upcoming EP, Quits.

Flume sent his fans into a frenzy with the announcement that his and Reo Cragun‘s collaborative EP Quits was on the way. Shortly before its full release, track #2 from the effort has been premiered as Zane Lowe‘s Beats 1 World Record.

“Levitate” showcases the dissonant direction characteristic of recent Flume (real name Harley Edward Streten) releases. Counterbalancing Cragun’s soulful R&b vocals is a blend of atmospheric melody and ambient noise that pushes the envelope as Streten has since the beginnings of his career. 

“We started that one, and then we’re like, all right, there’s something here, and it took us a long time to crack that,” Streten told Lowe. “But yeah, we just kind of like put it on the shelf for a while and then came back to it, and we’re really happy we put the time in and made it work.”

Quits is slated to arrive in full on Friday, August 2nd. 

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Carnage and Prinze George Reunite for Midtempo Bass Track "Slot Machine"

Carnage’s releases have been all over the place lately.

When Carnage returned to music after a four-month hiatus, it became clear that the time off influenced him creatively. “Letting People Go” featuring Prinze George and “Wait For Me” featuring G-Eazy and Wiz Khalifa showcased his softer side, whereas his NAZAAR collaboration, “Blitzkrieg,” hinted at his signature blend of trap and hardstyle. Keeping his fans guessing, he’s opted for midtempo bass in his latest single, “Slot Machine.”

The entire first minute and a half of the single, on which Carnage (real name Diamanté Anthony Blackmon) teamed up once again with Prinze George, doesn’t lead the listener to expect as much, however. The pop trio’s vocalist, Naomi Almquist, delivered a classically poignant topline that soars over understated sound design elements. When the drop hits, though, it does so like a ton of bricks – and in doing so, it stays true to Blackmon’s previous discography.

“Blitzkrieg” and “Slot Machine” are two of three tracks marking Blackmon’s official return to EDM, according to a statement. At the time of writing, it remains to be seen what form the third may take.

In the meantime, German Carnage fans can look forward to his next performance at SonneMondStern Festival in Saalburg-ebersdorf on Saturday, August 10th.

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