FVDED In The Park taps Flume, G-Eazy, ILLENIUM as 2020 headliners

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The Blueprint and Live Nation Canada-backed FVDED In The Park has unveiled the roster of talent for its 2020 installment. Topped by Flume, G-Eazy, and ILLENIUM, one of the annual star children of the Canadian festival circuit also features Alesso, Alison Wonderland, Gorgon City, Gryffin, Malaa, and Tchami, among other desirable dance acts such as Dom Dolla, who took home the title of Dancing Astronaut’s 2019 Breakout Artist of the Year.

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FVDED In The Park’s artistic purview also includes hip-hop, with Gucci Mane, Gunna, J.I.D, and Saweetie. The genre-fluid event is slated to return to Holland Park in Surrey from July 10-11. VIP passes to FVDED In The Park are currently available and can be purchased, here. General admission sales are expected to begin soon.

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Gryffin transforms ‘Body Back’ into an acoustic ballad [Stream]

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Gryffin has garnered acclaim for his mellifluous live instrumentation and ambient electronic arrangements, but temporarily shelves these abilities in his acoustic conversion of “Body Back.” The pop-centric showing from Gryffin’s debut LP, Gravity, arrived less than one week before the album hit streaming platforms and exuded unmistakable radio appeal. Touting sing-a-long-ready lyrical hooks, vocalized by featured artist, Maia Wright, and fluid builds that flirt with Gryffin’s electronic sensibilities, “Body Back” lent itself well not only to airwaves but also to the sanguine sonic personality of the producer’s benchmark LP.

With the acoustic version of “Body Back,” Gryffin makes a revisionist return to his catalog to offer a stripped down rendition of the October 2019 release. Whereas the original is bubbly in character, the acoustic is more muted, but no less heartfelt in lyrical delivery. Wright’s vocal takes center sonic stage on the “Body Back” remake, and supporting instrumentals are minimal. Piano chords undergird Wright’s porcelain vocal contribution, foregrounding her soprano talent as “Body Back” sheds its pop-electronic hybrid styling to lean more into ballad territory.

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Gryffin announces 2020 Wynn Las Vegas residency

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With a freshly inked deal with Wynn Nightlife newly in his back pocket, Gryffin will soon become a fixture of Wynn Las Vegas’ 2020 lineup. The multi-instrumental talent will kick off his residency with the esteemed nightlife entity on Jan. 22 during his inaugural Encore Beach Club (EBC) at Night set.

Although the majority of Gryffin’s performances at the dual day/night club will be EBC at Night appearances, the producer is presently slated to play two afternoons on April 3 and Sept. 11, respectively. Wynn Las Vegas will announce the remaining dates of Gryffin’s 2020 residency will be announced in the coming weeks.

Las Vegas residencies are by no means new to Gryffin: the Gravity album maker comes to Wynn with two years of experience as a resident with fellow nightlife giant, Hakkasan Group.

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Good Morning Mix: Gryffin and Oliver Heldens team up on Night Owl Radio mix

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The latest installation of the incomparable Night Owl Radio series sees two artists in their prime come together. Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella opens the mix with more than an hour of primarily house cuts before rising superstar Gryffin takes over for a brief bit. During his time, Gryffin opens with Gessafelstein‘s timeless track “Pursuit” and closes with “San Frandisco” by Dom Dolla, Dancing Astronaut‘s 2019 breakout artist of the year.

Oliver Heldens then takes over to close out the mix, spinning a variety of original dance tracks and remixes. Heldens begins by playing CID‘s remix of his recent collaboration with Nile Rodgers, “Summer Lover,” and later plays tribute to the music legend with his remix of Chic’s “Le Freak.”

The mix comes on the heels of Gryffin’s long-awaited debut LP, Gravity, and mid-way through both artists winter tours. Insomniac has a number of events lined up to close out 2019, including their New Year’s Eve countdown in San Bernadino, California.

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Win and Woo remixed Katy Perry’s ‘Harleys In Hawaii’

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Katy Perry clearly wants her voice heard at the festival mainstage, recruiting electronic producers from all over to remix her recent leg of singles. First, Perry enlisted R3hab, Syn Cole, and more on “Never Really Over,” followed by White Panda, Sofi Tukker, and Lost Kings on “Small Talk.” Now, Chicago-born duo Win and Woo are up next, putting their take on her latest track “Harleys In Hawaii.”

Win and Woo stem from humble beginnings remixing Bryce Fox‘s “Burn Fast” and an official edit for The Chainsmokers chart-topping hit “Don’t Let Me Down.” Since then, they’ve received widespread acclaim, with key looks including a sync during NBC’s Sunday Night Football and the Blue Moon “Shine Brighter” campaign. With the increased traction, it’s no surprise that they were selected for an official Katy Perry rework.

The remix alludes to the originals’ slower tempo, yet adds a darker, punk-inspired touch with bold guitar chords on the verses layered over light piano riffs. The duo’s pop-influenced sound is driven by strong bass lines and melodic drops—evident on the drop with looped vocal samples—and maintains what can wholly be described as an electronic rock-band arrangement.

Win and Woo are fresh off an edit of the iconic Otto Knows track “Million Voices” and will be direct support for Gryffin in Saint Petersburg, FL November 23.

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NMF Roundup: ZHU and partywithray join forces, Ekali and Kiiara deliver ‘Back To You’ + 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.

ZHU and partywithray craft a sinister masterpiece on their new collaboration, “Came For The Low,” and Ekali and Kiiara are a dynamic duo when they come together for “Back To You.” Gareth Emery continues to bless the music world with his masterpieces with the installment of “Laserface 03 (Leaving You).” Nora En Pure has revealed her new EP, Homebound, and EDEN releases “projector.” The Knocks team up with Great Good Fine Ok for “Lucky Me,” and Audien brings some drum ‘n’ bass heat with “Reach.” Gryffin soars in his debut LP, Gravity, and Kaskade and Mr. Tape flex on “Come On.” Notaker crafts an otherworldly sonic journey on “From Dust & Ashes,” and Galantis unexpectedly team up with Dolly Parton and Mr. Probz on “Faith.” Moon Boots and Black Gatsby unwind for the weekend on “Whisper In The Wind.” Showtek and Gammer tell us how they really feel on their new collaboration, “EDM Sucks,” and Ryan Browne gives BIJOU and Tyler Graves’ “Crown” a rougher edge. Wilkinson shines on his new single, “Machina,” and Gramatik reveals Re:Coil, Pt. II, featuring tracks like “Don’t Give Up” with Ryan Shaw and ProbCause.

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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Gryffin solidifies two years of preparation with his 16-track debut LP, ‘Gravity’

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It’s been more than a two-year odyssey for Gryffin since the groundwork for his freshman full-length effort, Gravity, was initially set into motion during the fall of 2017. The project’s aggregate roll-out, which constituted a formal five-track EP release last December, as well as close to a dozen official singles, has decisively come full circle following its lead single introduction with “Nobody Compares To You.”

From bubbling beneath the charts with unofficial SoundCloud remixes to formally producing music in tandem with an abundance of Grammy-nominated acts, Gryffin has navigated a meticulous avenue to his current feat: Gravity out in its entirety, containing a track list that spans 16 sublime titles.

While there are more than a modest number of never-before-heard Gryffin productions to briskly dive into, the 11 previous singles from Gravity cannot be forgotten, including hits like “Remember” with Zohara, “Tie Me Down” with Elley Duhé, “All You Need To Know” with Slander, “OMG” with Carly Rae Jepsen in addition to a myriad of others.

In preparation for the album’s forthcoming release just over the past month, Gryffin unwrapped two final gifts as he continued to exemplify that there would not be a single mediocre listing on Gravity with “Baggage” alongside Gorgon City and AlunaGeorge, and most recently, “Body Back.” In terms of brand new music from Gryffin, perhaps the most enticing listen from the unbeknownst album designations is his long-awaited union alongside Seven Lions, which was debuted during the very first GRAVITY II LIVE spectacle in Brooklyn this past August.

Comprehensively, Gravity is engulfed with transcendent productions that encompass further collaborations with DROELOE, a reunion alongside Zohara, and a duet between MARINA and Model Child. For those fortuitous enough to be in attendance for any of Gryffin’s live performances this past summer, he treated fans to his ethereal drumline-induced introductory piece as the project’s commencing piece that provides the cherry on top to one of the year’s most remarkable dance music bodies of work.

Stream Gravity in full below, and purchase tickets to any of Gryffin’s forthcoming GRAVITY II LIVE shows during the remainder of this fall and winter.

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Gryffin returns to his early sound for latest single, ‘Body Back,’ featuring Maia Wright

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Less than a week before the full release of his debut full-length album, Gryffin has put out another single from the compilation, which is set to be titled GRAVITY. He continues to prove his pop prowess on “Body Back,” which enlists Maia Wright as the vocalist.

The track focuses in on Wright’s vocals, which are unapologetically catchy and serve as the initial sonic hook of the release. A guitar-laced yet still distinctly electronic build infuses energy into “Body Back,” which has been characteristic of Gryffin’s releases since the producer plays the electric guitar during his live performances. The track then falls into a simple yet catchy drop that is perfect for radio play and makes for an easy and captivating listen.

Gryffin wrote on Twitter that “Body Back” is his answer to those who have been asking him to come out with new material that returns to his early sound.

GRAVITY will feature 16 original releases, some of which has been previously released as singles. The album will be out in full via Geffen Records on Oct. 24.

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NMF Roundup: Valentino Khan remixes Tchami, Gryffin teams up with Maia Wright + 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.

Valentino Khan tackles Tchami’s “Rainforest” in his latest remix, and Gryffin teams up with Maia Wright for “Body Back.” Lost Kings tap Marc E. Bassy for “Somebody Out There,” and Adventure Club unveil their Death or Glory Sessions. David Guetta remixes Idris Elba’s “On Life” as Jack Back, and Sullivan King reveals his debut album, including tracks like “If My Eyes Are Vampires (Your Body Is My Sunlight)” with TYNAN. Fox Stevenson, too, has a debut album out on Oct. 18, featuring songs like “All Night,” and Hardwell teams up with Deorro, MAKJ, and Fatman Scoop for “Left Right.” Henry Fong encourages listeners to “Jump Up” with his new single, and Flosstradamus and Megatone deliver “Bounce Back” after premiering the track with DA. Faux Tales has released his ethereal Hiraeth LP, and Madnap and Luma have collaborated on “Faces.” YehMe2 and Wuki “Throw It” on their new collaboration, and vowl. and Brock Wilson jointly release “recluse.” Justin Jay puts his own spin on NGHTMRE and A$AP Ferg’s “REDLIGHT,” and Boombox Cartel and Griff Clawson reveal “All I Want.”

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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Gryffin taps Gorgon City and AlunaGeorge for final album single, ‘Baggage,’ shares ‘Gravity, Pt. 2’ release date

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2019 has served as an intensive campaign for Gryffin, with the artist’s announcement that he’s finalized the latter half of his long-awaited debut LP, Gravity. Having released the first arm of the project towards the end of last year, Gryffin wasted minimal time in the months thereafter, attributing a handful of additional album singles to his name, including “All You Need To Know” with SLANDER, “Hurt People” with Aloe Blacc, and most recently a high-profile union, featuring pop icon, Carly Rae Jepsen.

After exclusively revealing to Dancing Astronaut at Lollapalooza that the balance of his freshman album would arrive sometime before his reinvented live show kicks off this October, Gryffin officially announced earlier this week that Gravity, Pt. 2 is slated for an October 10 due date. The information arrived in tandem with the news that the album’s final single, “Baggage,” officially out today, would feature the likes of both Gorgon City and AlunaGeorge.

The “Baggage” arrival has proven an all but covert landing, as it hastily garnered ample anticipation after Gryffin test drove the track during his Perry’s Stage slot at this year’s Lollapalooza showing. Laced with AlunaGeorge’s sensuous, breathy vocals, “Baggage” sees Gryffin appoint UK-based duo Gorgon City for production backing. The quartet’s first-ever collaboration materializes as a perfectly poignant and danceable requiem to the summer season.

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