On the heels of their debut album, LSD have unveiled a psychedelic video.
Now that their debut album is out, LSD are going the extra mile to keep people talking about it. The supergroup consisting of Labrinth, Diplo and Sia had let a single titled “No New Friends” trickle out a month prior to the release. Today, they’ve shared a stimulating music video for the song.
The visual accompaniment bears more similarity to that of LSD’s “Thunderclouds” than their music video for “Audio,” portraying a fantasty scenario with colorful costumes and props. The back-and-forth exchange between Sia and Labrinth is emphasized as the former artist is depicted as a giant holding the latter in her hands.
LSD debuted in May of last year with a single titled “Genius” that also appeared on their recent album. The timing of the group’s formation is likely no coincidence; shortly after they started releasing music Diplo revealed that his Major Lazer project would soon call it quits.
Stream or download Labrinth, Diplo and Sia Present… LSD across platforms here.
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By Real EDM — 12 months ago
No prizes for guessing who’s STILL topping the list for the sixth year consecutively!
Another year, another Forbes list! While this years list remains pretty similar in terms of who made it on to the list as compared to 2017, the order isn’t exactly the same. Other than the fact that the top spot still belongs to the undisputed top-earning DJ for six years in a row, surprise surprise, Calvin Harris!
Explaining on what is factored into the calculations here, Forbes explains, “Our list of the world’s highest-paid DJs ranks electronic acts around the globe using their pretax earnings from June 1, 2017 through June 1, 2018, before deducting fees for lawyers, agents and managers. Estimates are based on numbers from Nielsen, Pollstar, Bandsintown and Songkick, as well as interviews with industry experts and many of the stars themselves.”
While Scottish phenomenon, superstar DJ and Producer Calvin Harris sits pretty on top with earning of $48 million, The Chainsmokers knocked down Tiesto to grab the second position with a close $45.5 million getting in about a 100 shows in the duration! At the third and fourth position with $33 million and $28 million respectively are veterans from the industry Tiesto and Steve Aoki. Next up, Marshmello sprang from #8 in 2017 to the top 5, at #5 this year not just with all his touring but also accredited to his successful YouTube series’ he’s been developing.
Also on the list are regulars like David Guetta, Martin Garrix, and Zedd but also Kaskade coming in at #9.
While the overall amount raked in by the Top 10 falls short as compared to 2017 due to a number of factors, Forbes accredits it mainly to maturation and somewhat plateauing of the electronic live music market. Explaining this further they said, “All in all, the top 10’s $260 million haul fell a bit short of last year’s $298 million, partly due to the maturation — and, some would say, plateauing — of the live electronic music market. Other factors, such as Skrillex’s decision to have a quiet year by his standards after earning $30 million in 2017, impacted the total tally.”
Here’s a lowdown on the Top 15 Highest-Paid DJ’s of 2018 –
1. Calvin Harris – $48 Million
2. The Chainsmokers – $45.5 Million
3. Tiësto – $33 Million
4. Steve Aoki – $28 Million
5. Marshmello – $23 Million
6. Zedd – $22 Million
7. Diplo – $20 Million
8. David Guetta – $15 Million
9. Kaskade – $13.5 Million
10. Martin Garrix – $13 Million
11. Axwell Λ Ingrosso – $12 Million
12. Kygo – $11.5 Million
13. DJ Snake – $11 Million
14. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – $10.5 Million
15. Afrojack – $10 million
***READ MORE HERE: Forbes Reveals it’s 2018 List For The Worlds Highest-Paid DJ’s
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By Real EDM — 10 months ago
JOYRYDE Hints At New Music On OWSLA
JOYRYDE has been quiet for the past year since he released “I Ware House,” he took a hiatus on releasing new music and focused on sharpening his craft and playing gigs around the globe. Aside from taking to social media to tease a studio session with Skrillex, we’ve been completely in the dark about new and upcoming music.
guitars are dooope 😬😬😬
— joyryde (@enJOYRYDE) February 7, 2018
https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsWell, now it looks like that is all going to change. This week the producer wiped his entire Instagram of its content and shared a cryptic post which includes OWSLA’s logo and the caption “I’ve never done this before.. i’m ready now.” We’re not sure if this means we’re getting an album, a new single, an EP or the long awaited Skrillex collaboration but something is definitely coming in the near future. Check out the post below, buckle up and get ready to gas pedal, gas pedal.
***READ MORE HERE: JOYRYDE Hints At New Music On OWSLA
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By Real EDM — 1 year ago
Some of the biggest shows in your city are thrown by everyday people!
Since the early days of dance music, everyday people have found creative ways to host their own shows. Some threw shows in secrecy because hosting dance music events was once illegal in many cities. Others were tired of seeing big shows skip their city and decided to bring the artists in on their own.
With dance music becoming more commercialized, the need for homegrown shows is not what it used to be. However, many people fail to notice the everyday men and women behind the scenes, continuing to organize massive parties without support from any major promoter.
For this look at what goes on behind the scenes at a homegrown shown, I spoke with Shaun Malone, the founder of Cumulus Entertainment in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been in the industry for many years, organized hundreds of shows, and has two large-scale, annual events celebrating their seventh successful year.
Realizing the Potential
Before any great show sees the light of day, the promoter must figure out how they can turn an idea or vision into a successful event. The average person wouldn’t realize how much thought goes into this decision. Besides the usual logistical considerations like venue availability and talent booking, many outside factors can influence the organization decision. For example, you wouldn’t want to book a dubstep show the same week Excision is bringing the Paradox to town, just like you wouldn’t want to book a techno show in Ann Arbor the same weekend of Movement Festival in Detroit. Although many of us have been to multiple shows in a week, most concertgoers can’t afford to attend multiple shows in short succession and must choose the one they care about the most.
Implications of Working Independently
When you decide to organize a show without support from a major promoter, you take on all of the risks and responsibilities yourself. If you worked for a major promoter and your show was a flop, your multi-million dollar company would likely be able to absorb the losses and continue on as usual. With a homegrown show, these men and women put their own lives and finances on the line to deliver the best experience they can. The homegrown organizers do not have the luxury of brushing aside a major loss, they have to live with the implications of it. After realizing the major risk involved, some may question why anyone would decide to gamble with their personal finances in such a way.
Passion Fuels Everything
Despite being risky, most homegrown organizers are fueled by passion. Whether they were sick of their favorite artists skipping over their city, their desire to create and share experiences with the community or they wanted to help their local music scene grow, each organizer has their own motivations that help spread music to the masses.
Alongside the organizers, members of the local music scene work together to help each show succeed. Everyone from local journalists, to radio hosts, all the way to the brave souls who stand outside snow-covered venues in the winter distributing flyers, everyone plays their part and their efforts help the local music scene grow and enable the organizers to keep the party alive.
In December, after headlining Cumulus Entertainment’s last show, Winter Warm-Up, bass-maestro Minnesota had this to say about homegrown shows:
“For me, the homegrown shows have a certain kind of quality to them that other shows can sometimes lack. I’m not speaking ‘quality’ as in how well the show is run, the logistics etc. (although those are deeply important). I’m talking about a feeling, a different sense of unity and collaboration; the type you can only get from something that’s literally been created from scratch from the ground up, together by passionate people on their home turf. It’s that organic feel. When you’re an artist DJing at a home-grown show, you can literally sense the pride and the passion in the air and it comes out in the atmosphere. The crowd picks up on it too. It’s just a really wholesome, energetic, unified experience which you can’t always recreate at some of those bigger, more mainstream shows.”
It’s always great to see when the community comes together and supports something that a local organizer has worked so hard on. Little things, like simply coming out to a show, can have a snowball effect in this industry. An artist might open a local show and perform to only fifty people, but those fifty people might tell their friends, and that can lead to another fifty or a hundred fans. Next thing you know, they are headlining Ultra Music Festival, and they would have never had this opportunity if it weren’t for the homegrown promoters.
Be sure to help out your local organizers, if they get more support, they can throw even bigger shows, and you might just end up seeing your favorite artist in your hometown.
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