Lollapalooza Berlin will return to the German capital city for its fifth year, running September 7-8, 2019. The festival, which takes place in Olympic Stadium and Olympic Park, has released its lineup, donning a diverse range of acts. Swedish House Mafia will make an appearance, adding to their list of tour stops, coming on board as co-headliners of the festival. Other headliners include Martin Garrix, Kings of Leon, Kraftklub, Twenty One Pilots, and an additional act yet to be announced. Martin Garrix will be bringing his STMPD Rcrds stage to the festival, which will showcase a variety of artists involved with the label.
More electronic music acts heading to Berlin include Don Diablo, Alan Walker, Loud Luxury, Gryffin and more. These artists will be juxtaposed with performances ranging from Khalid to Hozier, giving fans plenty to look forward to. Tickets are now on sale.
It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.
deadmau5 has returned to deliver the third installation in his thrilling mau5ville series, bringing with it a seven-minute opener called “Polyphobia.” Galantis and OneRepublic team up for the easygoing “Bones,” and SNBRN drops off slow-burning “Never Let You Go.” Lane 8 and Rbbts pump their latest, “Visions,” with emotions, as does Dabin with his brand new “Alive.” DROELOE deliver their first original of the year, “Only Be Me,” and Ephwurd cranks up the heat with his new “Hectic” collaboration with SWAGE. Alok and Timmy Trumpet bring their talents to Spinnin’ Records with “Metaphor,” and CAZZETTE take on Midnight Kids‘ “Serious” with Matthew Koma. Win & Woo tap the enticing vocals of Kaleena Zanders for their new single, and Crystal Skies exhibit their flawless melodic dubstep style in “Never Change.” Snakehips bring Rivers Cuomo aboard for their new “Gucci Rock N Rolla” with KYLE, and R3HAB tries his hand at remixing Kygo for the second time with a grooving take on “Happy Now.”
As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.
Don Diablo takes a stab at another official remix this year, altering Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus‘ “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart” into an groovy future house heater. With underlying, heavy synths and filtered horns, the first verse is brought up with a piano chord progression that implores listeners to dance.; the Don himself called it “piano house” on Twitter. Miley’s twangy vocals sink nicely into the bed Diablo has created for them, wrapping around a bouncy drop that’s filled with horns and dance pop percussion for an extra helping of catchiness more well-suited for the club.
Reddit future house aficionados recently crowned Don Diablo as the genre’s top player in 2018, and by the start of 2019, the Dutch DJ emerged with an official future house remix of Panic! At The Disco’s chart topping “High Hopes,” which also showcased the funky electro house atmosphere with a piano progression to match.
2018 has been a year of forward-thinking hard work from Don Diablo. Since the release of his sophomore album, Future, there’s been a lot to acknowledge regarding the Dutch producer, including remixes for Martin Garrix, Kygo, Diplo, and more, alongside various original works. Now, he’s decided to pay homage to the late Nate Dogg with his latest single “I Got Love.”
Dogg — who died tragically at the age of 41 — is considered one of the pioneers of West Coast hip-hop, coming up with rap legends such as cousin Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent. It may seem that Diablo is taking things in a unique direction here, but his previous single, “Survive” featured contemporary rapper Gucci Mane — proving his innovative moves to break into hip-hop’s rising popularity.
The track samples Dogg’s vocals from his 2001 release of the same name, which are layered over upbeat piano chords and subtle drum hits to create blissful future house vibes.
Don Diablo is taking his relationship with Disney one step further, announcing a special Halloween performance at Disneyland’s Paris amusement park. The Dutch producer and DJ will fittingly take over the Star Wars section of the park for his performance, following a clothing collaboration with the franchise earlier in 2018.
Don Diablo has been making it a point to DJ some impressive events this year, most recently live streaming a sunset performance from a yacht in one of Ibiza’s most iconic vistas. And Disneyland’s European location is bulking up their presence in the dance music hemisphere, boasting this booking that follows a festival that launched in 2017 called Electroland. Here’s to hoping the amusement park’s Los Angeles and Orlando locations follow suit and jump into the dance event space soon.
Don Diablo is back to deliver a unique “Chill Mix” for his Hexagonian listeners. Straying away from his signature upbeat, futuristic house anthems, the Dutch DJ-producer slows his sound down with his “Another Chance” remix featuring Big Pineapple.
The Hexagon Radio founder shared the release to his 322K followers on Twitter to voice his excitement about the track, which he had first remixed in June of this year, alongside minimal details on the original track. The new release comes just a few weeks after his explosive collaboration with Gucci Mane and Emeli Sandé, “Survive,” which blends the realms of rap and dance music into an electrifying, beat-driven single.
It may be tough to imagine an EDM crossover collab still raising eyebrows in 2018. Artists ranging from Skrillex to Kygo have made pop-savvy dance tunes featuring radio royalty Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and more. Still, anyone who saw a futuristic meeting of worlds between Don Diablo, Emeli Sandé and trap rap icon Gucci Mane likely had a crystal ball. The three of them make future house magic on a new single titled “Survive,” arriving via Diablo’s Hexagon imprint.
Emile Sandé kicks things off with hair-raising melodrama, her choruses meshing perfectly with the track’s epic atmospherics. Don Diablo lets the stuttering beat worm its way into listeners’ ears before Gucci Mane takes over on what has to be the most unique backdrop for bars the rapper has ever met. Gucci’s verse is sure to surprise those who though the ingredients couldn’t possibly fit, his triumphant brags providing instant swagger.
“It’s just one of those records that needed to be absolutely perfect, from start to finish,” Diablo told Billboard. “I wanted to it to stand out and combine three worlds into one; a Dutch music producer, an incredible British singer songwriter, and one of the biggest U.S. rappers of today. I am more than proud of the final outcome, and hope the music and the message of the song will motivate people to dream big and see beyond the clouds of their personal challenges.”