TroyBoi unveils that another Skrillex collaboration with Ty Dolla $ign is on the way

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Skrillex can’t stay out of the headlines thanks to the sheer volume of music and diverse nature of collaborations he has been releasing as of late. Over the last few weeks, the producer has released music with Ed Sheeran, Ty Dolla $ign, Lykke Li, and TroyBoi. According to a new Instagram post, it would appear Skrillex will not be stopping there.

TroyBoi took to Instagram to announce a new collaboration with the OWSLA boss that will feature Ty Dolla $ign, Lan, and Ludmilla titled “Malokera.” The new collaborative cut comes hot off the heels of Skrillex and TroyBoi’s boisterous “WARLORDZ” joint from earlier this summer. While TroyBoi did not specify a release date, he did note that the track is “coming soon,” giving Skrillex fans their next piece of material to look forward to. This track announcement comes only weeks after news surfaced of TroyBoi’s upcoming EP, PAPI CHULO, which will almost certainly feature “Malokera.”

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NMF Roundup: REZZ and Deathpact link up, Wave Racer unveils new single + more

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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.

REZZ and Deathpact take no prisoners in their new collaboration, “Kiss of Death,” and Wave Racer follows up recent single, “Auto,” with the soothing “Summer Rain.” Skrillex makes an appearance on Ed Sheeran’s latest, “Way To Break My Heart,” and Tycho reveals his full Weather LP on Mom+Pop/Ninja Tune. Ekali and Reo Cragun bring “Runaway” to Big Beat, and Madeon continues his tour de force with “Dream Dream Dream.” Keys N Krates have released a brand new “beat tape,” featuring tunes like “Sad Piano,” and TroyBoi returns to OWSLA for “PAPI CHULO.” Camelphat throw it way back with a remix of Dirty Vegas’ iconic 2002 release, “Days Go By,” and KSHMR taps Mike Waters for “My Best Life.” Moon Boots and Steven Klavier are all “Tied Up,” and David Guetta and Martin Solveig deliver a club mix of “Thing For You.” Tiësto crafts a big room remix of Illenium and Jon Bellion’s “Good Things Fall Apart,” and Armin van Buuren, Avian Grays, and Jordan Shaw team up for “Something Real.” Sofi Tukker get groovy on “Swing,” and Valentino Khan and Diplo collaborate on a hefty house heater, “JustYourSoul.”

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.

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Ed Sheeran releases star-studded album tracklist with Skrillex, Travis Scott, Cardi B, and more

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To say Ed Sheeran has become one of the most successful artists in the streaming era in an understatement. He is the number one most streamed artist on Spotify with over 61 million listeners a month, with the number one most streamed song, “Shape Of You,”—the only song with over 2 billion plays. Sheeran has four songs with over a billion plays, and from the looks of the roster on his upcoming No. 6 LP, he’s rearing for more.

Featured collaborations on the newly revealed tracklist include Skrillex, Khalid, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Stormzy, Yebba, Travis Scott, Eminem, 50 Cent, Young Thug, JHUS, Ella Mai, Paulo Londra, H.E.R., Meek Mill, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Bruno Mars, and Chris Stapleton. This is also leaving out the two singles on the album that have already been released—”Cross Me” featuring Chance The Rapper & PnB Rock and number 2 Billboard chart-topper “I Don’t Care” with Justin Bieber. In an eclectic variety of collaborators, the British singer/songwriter has blanketed his album with a smorgasbord of artists in almost every pop genre.

The album, No. 6, is set for release July 12.

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Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran pair up once again for ‘I Don’t Care’

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Justin Bieber is back on his songwriting horse, and he’s enlisted former A-list collaborator Ed Sheeran for the cause. Together, the two have crafted a brand new single, “I Don’t Care”—which, despite its lyrical simplicity, seems to carry a more profound theme on mental health and relationships. It tells a tale of Bieber’s “crippling anxiety” at a party where he’s “told he’s supposed to be.” These morbid themes are somewhat contradictory to the background track’s breezy instrumentation and major key.

Luckily, the refrain by Bieber and Sheeran indicate that thanks to their lovers, they can deal with any bad experiences coming their way. The optimism is uplifting, setting the song up to be a summer hit by the two titans. The single seems additionally inspired by both singers’ recent romantic developments; both have gotten married within the past year.

Bieber and Sheeran last collaborated on 2015’s “Love Yourself,” which appeared on the former’s last LP. During a surprise cameo at Ariana Grande’s Weekend 2 Coachella performance, the singer confirmed that a new album was on its way.

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Lil Dicky previews new ‘Earth’ music video, starring voices of Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and more

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Lil Dicky paid a visit to Ellen DeGenres on April 18 to promote and preview his forthcoming song and accompanying music video, “Earth.” He tells DeGenres that the animated video features a star-studded cast, including the voices of Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, and more.

“It’s all about saving the earth,” Lil Dicky tells DeGenres. “There’s an environmental crisis going on right now. When I started making the song, I didn’t know the facts at hand, but we have 12 years to completely change the way we do so many things on Earth or the damage is irreversible.”

Proceeds from sales of the song will go toward Leonardo DiCaprio’s foundation, which will work with Lil Dicky to help and protect the sustainability of our planet.

“Earth” premieres at midnight Friday, April 19 on YouTube.

Kasbo delivers an elegant remix for Ed Sheeran’s ‘Happier’

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The Swedish producer and Foreign Family member Carl Garsbo, better known as Kasbo, entered music swiftly with his soft and sweet productions that shimmered with simplicity and relished in their effortless ability to provoke emotion. On his debut LP “Places We Don’t Know,” Kasbo captured even more attention garnering more than 26 million streams, and showing the world what it truly meant to dance and cry at the same time.

With so much success, it’s no surprise that some of music biggest acts such as Ed Sheeran would enlist his talent in the form of a remix. In his rendition of “Happier,” Kasbo takes the once acoustic track, grabs it by the hand and introduces it into his very own world full of brilliantly warm atmospherics and delicate synths. The remix swirls with elegance from it’s minimal percussion, yet pumps with sentimental energy, that showcases Kasbo’s signature style to a tee and will captivate both his and Ed Sheeran’s fans upon first listen.

 

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Tiësto remixed Ed Sheeran’s ‘Happier’

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Tiësto remixed Ed Sheeran‘s “Happier,” off his 2017 best-selling album, ÷. This is a massive collaboration and the result is no surprise: it’s amazing. Tiësto sounds like he’s flexing his Kygo muscle, as the producer’s light, deep house cuddle’s Sheeran’s folksy voice with melodic, rumbling synths.

The king of trance kept to Sheeran’s minimal vibe, adding euphoric builds and a driving house beat to an originally somber vibe. The bed of ambiance hugs the track, letting listeners know, everything will be okay.

The remix was released off Tiësto’s AFTR:HRS label, which is his deep house imprint. The label boss has been producing vibes recently. His last release was an uplifting, hip-hop, pop track, “Jackie Chan,” with Post Malone and Dzeko. “Boom” featuring Gucci Mane is techno fire. Watch out 2018, Tiësto is out to have another stellar year.

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One record label has managed to stay atop the Billboard Hot 100 for an entire year

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Sony/ATV Music Publishing just pulled off an especially difficult feat in the highly-competitive global music space — one that deserves a good old-fashioned tip of the hat and a pat on the back. As of yesterday, May 7th, the publishing house reached a milestone 52-week run of having published or co-published songs that reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S.

As the world’s leading music publisher, Sony/ATV’s uninterrupted chart-topping streak comes as artist/songwriter Drake enters his fourth week at No. 1 with “Nice For What,” in a sequence dating back to May 2017.

The year-long sequence began in record-breaking fashion when Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber‘s “Despacito” enjoyed 16 weeks ruling the chart from May to September of 2017. The span of time also equated to the longest stay at Billboard‘s No. 1 spot in the near six-decade history of the Hot 100.

The chart-topping run also involves some of Sony/ATV’s most popular and successful songwriters in Taylor Swift (“Look What You Made Me Do,” three weeks at No. 1), Ed Sheeran (“Perfect,” six weeks at No. 1), Post Malone (“Rockstar,” eight weeks at No. 1), and Cardi B, who had just then been signed to the company with her debut hit single, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves).”

Drake then rounded out Sony/ATV’s monumental year dominating the Billboard Hot 100 as he achieved back-to-back chart-toppers with “God’s Plan” and “Nice For What,” which has placed the Canadian rapper at No.1 for the past 15 weeks and counting.

Sony/ATV Chairman and CEO, Martin Bandier, released a press statement upon the label’s accomplishment:

“This is an incredible accomplishment by our worldwide A&R team. At Sony/ATV we strive to be successful creatively on a global basis and the fruits of our labor are shown by the diversity of our songwriters who have been No. 1 on the Hot 100 over the past year.”

Sony/ATV Music & Publishing headquarters in New York City, NY. 

Here is a week-by-week breakdown of Sony/ATV’s year-long stay at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100:

“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber (Sony/ATV writers Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Erika Ender) – 16 weeks at No. 1
“Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift (Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff) – 3 weeks at No. 1
“Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” – Cardi B (Cardi B, Jorden Thorpe) – 3 weeks at No. 1
“Rockstar” – Post Malone feat. 21 Savage (Louis Bell, Tank God) – 8 weeks at No. 1
“Perfect” – Ed Sheeran (Ed Sheeran) – 6 weeks at No. 1
“Havana” – Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug (Camila Cabello, Louis Bell, Frank Dukes, Pharrell Williams) – 1 week at No. 1
“God’s Plan” – Drake (Drake, Harmony Samuels) – 11 weeks at No. 1
“Nice For What” by Drake (Drake, Lauryn Hill, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Marvin Hamlisch) – 4 weeks at No. 1

Via: Broadway World, H/T: YourEDM

Kygo & Alan Walker say a collab ‘is going to happen’ in new interview

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To namedrop the genre “EDM” is to invoke the names “Kygo” and “Alan Walker.” The tropical house tastemaker and the mesmerizing, multi-talented “Faded” producer have been formidable contributors to the electronic scene as dance music continues to morph into a pop culturally recognized and celebrated mega-genre, replete with its own celebrities. As per Kygo’s description, EDM currently revels as a “big soup with all types of different genres and exciting collaborations,” in which artists “don’t have to feel limited by genre.” The cross-genre potentiality inherent of electronic as it currently stands is but one of the many topics that Kygo and Alan Walker touch on in their recent interview with PAPER.

In the midst of the North American leg of Kygo’s Kids In Love Tour, the tour mates talk mainstream appeal, what matters most in modern day music production, and much more, including an inevitable Kygo/Alan Walker collaboration. When asked to underscore their “favorite collaborations” that they’ve put forth, as well as their “dream collaborators,” Kygo deemed the selection of a “favorite” collab to be too difficult to define, while Walker recalled his work with DJ Ness on their 2017 joint reworking and re-release of “Splash The Bass.” Walker notably paid Kygo a sizeable compliment in his response to the question of “dream collaborators,” retorting that he would “definitely pick [Kygo],” to which Kygo replied “Wow! Well that one is going to happen!” Kygo went on to cite Ed Sheeran as a collaborator who “has always been on the top of [his] list.”

Given the stature of both Kygo and Walker in the electronic sphere, a project involving the combined talents of both artists would inarguably be a match made in collaborative heaven.

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Watch the trailer for ‘What We Started,’ starring Carl Cox, Tiësto, Martin Garrix and more

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Recent converts to electronic music in the last few years may not realize exactly what has transpired in the last half decade or so. The short of it is essentially a massive worldwide overhaul in dance music’s popularity — one that happened seemingly overnight. Dance music completely transformed from a historically underground network to a colossal entertainment subset that’s raking in nearly $10 billion globally every year, and growing. On a cosmic scale, it all happened in a snap, but a new documentary, What We Started, aims to dive deep into dance music history over the last 30 years and examine exactly how we got to where we are today.

What We Started is set to bow in Miami on March 22, followed by a New York premiere the next day, and finally show on March 29 in Los Angeles. The new feature, co-directed by Bert Marcus and Cyrus Saidi, offers in-depth interviews with industry pioneers including Carl CoxTiësto, Moby, and Pete Tong, juxtaposed by the trajectory of bright new torch-carriers like Martin Garrix and discussions with frequent dance music contributors like Ed Sheeran and Usher.

Stitched together by archived footage from the rave scenes of the 1980’s and 90’s, What We Started may provide an important history lesson with informed look back at where this all came from, and perhaps a hopeful look at where we might be going from here.