It’s been a rough year for festivals in Florida. Ultra Music Festival was forced to change venues after the city of Miami chose not to renew their event permit. Okeechobee is cancelled and now Dirtybird is announcing that after one year that Dirtybird East Coast Campout will not happen in 2019.
2018 saw the inaugural edition of the East Coast Campout. But unfortunately the event did not go according to plan. Due to incorrect permits and unhappy locals, the first day of East Coast Campout was forced to shut down. Although the festival resumed for days two and three, the PR damage was done.
Another big reason for cancelling 2019’s East Coast Campout is undoubtedly Dirtybird splitting ways with Do Lab. Although they had originally been partners in getting Dirtybird Campout up and running, Do Lab is no longer providing that support for the California based tech house label. As is typical with festival cancellations, it’s not cancelled but simply “taking the year off”. More often than not that ends up being the last word from the festival before it rides off into the sunset. Who knows, but when we hear more we’ll keep you posted.
You can read the full statement from Dirtybird below.
***READ MORE HERE: Dirtybird Campout East Coast Cancelled for 2019
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By Real EDM — 1 month ago
After releasing his debut album Catharsis via Majestic Casual, he’s only getting started.
Over the past decade there have been major changes to the way the underground scene flourishes, and the mediums artists use to break out if it into widespread success. 10 or 20 years ago, the term “underground scene” referred to DJs and promoters throwing small parties and showcasing their favorite tunes. Artists can now skip playing shows entirely to focus on crafting their best music, and use the internet as a means of spreading it like wildfire.
This has been the case for countless acts that went from bedroom producer to international touring act in a matter of years, and it’s exactly how things are looking for Laxcity.
The producer – whose real name is Joshua Mbewe – has an interesting background and unique early inspirations, as he moved to the U.K. from his homeland of Zambia at the age of nine. The only time he left the two countries was earlier this fall. He traveled to Montreal to meet his manager of almost two years for the first time, and play his debut show in support of Robotaki and Said The Sky.
Mbewe always had an interest in music; the earliest memory he has experimenting with it was around 2007-2010, playing drums and the keyboard in his church when no service was taking place. “During every window of time i got to mess around with the keys, I often wished I could record what I was playing,” he said. “I had this strong urge to compose a song or melody and record it but I had no idea how to do it.”
He became curious to know how music was created, and never thought it could be made on a computer until his cousin suggested the digital audio workspace FL Studio. He told EDM.com that back in his homeland, his older brother loved to draw; he believes he would have followed a similar path as well if they had not moved to the UK. “Most likely, if I had stayed in Zambia, I would have probably pursued a hobby in art and visual media, although maybe my interest in music would still persist through learning to play the keys,” he explained.
Playing in Montreal was a stepping stone in a series of successes the producer has enjoyed over the past six months. From partnering up with prodigy Medasin for his Microdose sample pack series, to gathering support by heavyweights such as Ekali and San Holo, Laxcity has perfectly captured the necessary momentum for his most grandiose effort yet; his debut album, Catharsis, out via tastemaker label Majestic Casual.
At eight tracks in length, Catharsis doesn’t feel short or rushed. Laxcity’s production and songwriting paint a whole a story and add to the sonic cohesiveness of the project. The first and last tracks do an amazing job of introducing the project and leading out of it once it’s fully evolved, leaving the listener with a peaceful mind and a feeling that everything has been resolved.
On the topic of Catharsis, Mbewe has said:
I never really woke up one day and told myself I was going to write an album. It was one of those things that just happened because I had this catalog of tracks I was working on every day. Every song in the album was written at different times in the past year – some are really old and some quite recent. Overall, though, Catharsis is a project I am very proud of and I can’t wait to start the next one!
The introductory track reinforces Laxcity’s project as “a shoutout to introverts” and makes for an ambient and warm first impression. “Catharsis,” on the other hand, is a cinematic opus – an almost six-minute journey driven by strings and tender piano chords, introducing banging drums only half a minute before it fades out.
In the middle of the tracklist, however, darker and more epic soundscapes are presented, and the immersive theme of the album is further explored with the spot-on selection of vocalists. “Under A Lampshade” featuring Ezra James and emawk seamlessly evolves from laid back and bright, to a menacing cataclysm of strings and drum hits before breaking down once again for an unexpected outro, while textured “Changing” featuring rapper Lani Rose perfectly showcases Laxcity’s darker side. “Healing” closes off the tracklist, inflicting a lo-fi feeling before Laxcity’s own layered vocals take over and create a wall of sound over lush key melodies.
Overall, Catharsis is a spectacular effort, a tasteful and impactful project. It shows an artist that despite just starting out, is expressing excessive maturity, and has a strong musical identity and message. It truly shines in immersing the listener into the emotional journey Laxcity has laid out.
The artist is further exploring the full narrative in detail on his website, creating a story played out by the songs, where each song represents a chapter both lyrically and sonically. Visit his website for the detailed Catharsis narrative and more.
***READ MORE HERE: Laxcity: a Success Story Unfolding
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By Real EDM — 3 months ago
EDM legends Swedish House Mafia want you to wonder what they’ve got in the works.
Cryptic online countdown timers appear to be all the rage this fall. Yesterday Rezz shared a timer counting down to the reveal of something called “A Nightmare On Rezz Street.” Today, superstar DJ/producer trio Swedish House Mafia have revealed one of their own.
The timer visible to SwedishHouseMafia.com visitors counts down to a little over five days out using an unorthodox notation. Steve Angello, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso each teased the countdown on their respective Instagram Stories, but none have publicly hinted at what might be announced when it runs out.
Signs of a full Swedish House reunion have been numerous of late. The trio already performed at this year’s edition of Ultra Music Festival in Miami, and mysterious posters hung up in Stockholm have given fans more hope for their second chapter. What remains to be seen is whether their reunion will take the form of more one-off performances, a full tour, and/or upcoming releases.
Visitors to the website who click on the countdown timer will be prompted to sign up for email updates (presumably regarding the announcement). In the meantime, Axwell Λ Ingrosso are slated to perform at Amsterdam Music Festival on October 20th.
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***READ MORE HERE: Swedish House Mafia Update Website with Mysterious Countdown Timer
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By Real EDM — 2 months ago
Kaskade joins the list of major EDM artists contributing songs to Ninjawerks.
As if songs by Tycho, Alesso, 3LAU and NERO weren’t enough, Ninjawerks will also feature a new song by Kaskade. The superstar DJ/producer has shared a clip of a single titled “On Your Mind” which will arrive on the compilation made in partnership with Twitch celebrity Tyler “Ninja” Blevins.
Kaskade (real name Ryan Gary Raddon) tweeted a video clip of Blevins, 3LAU and himself with a comic book rendering of X-Men character Cyclops’ face covering his own. Synced over the footage is seven seconds of “On Your Mind,” which sounds softer than the main stage anthems for which Raddon is perhaps best known.
Blevins boasts the most-streamed Twitch channel and has reached celebrity status as a result. Ninjawerks sees him partner with electronic music label Astralwerks for his first foray into the recording industry.
“On Your Mind” by Kaskade will arrive in full on Friday, December 7th.
***READ MORE HERE: Kaskade Shares Clip of “On Your Mind” Before Release on Ninja’s Compilation
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