Hakkasan pairs Steve Aoki with Lil Uzi Vert for co-headline performance

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Hakkasan pairs Steve Aoki with Lil Uzi Vert for co-headline performanceSteve Aoki Hakkasan Credit Joe Janet

Las Vegas nightlife hub, Hakkasan, has a proven knack for pairing top EDM talent with the most in-demand hip-hop acts in the game right now, but they’re one-upping themselves with their latest booking. Dim Mak kingpin Steve Aoki is primed to take over the club on November 15 with one of rap’s most sought-after performers of the moment, Lil Uzi Vert, for the duo’s first ever co-headlining performance. While Uzi and Aoki have yet to officially collaborate, a shared stage in Las Vegas this month could give way to a studio link sometime down the line.

Lil Uzi Vert and Steve Aoki’s shared headline performance comes amid a packed month of entertainment on the Las Vegas strip. Heavy hitters like NGHTMRE, Kaskade, Tiësto, and Matoma are all also slated to perform at Hakkasan and the club’s affiliated properties across the month of November. Find Hakkasan’s full November lineup below.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Hakkasan’s website here. 

Hakkasan

Thursday, Nov. 1

Main Club: Lil Jon

Friday, Nov. 2

Main Club: NGHTMRE

Saturday, Nov. 3

Main Club: Loud Luxury

Sunday, Nov. 4

Main Club: Salvatore Ganacci

Thursday, Nov. 8

Main Club: Borgore

Friday, Nov. 9

Main Club: NGHTMRE

Saturday, Nov. 10

Main Club: Tiësto

Ling Ling Club: Phoreyz

Sunday, Nov. 11 | “Rock with Me”

Main Club: Jeff Retro

Thursday, Nov. 15

Main Club: Steve Aoki with Lil Uzi Vert

Ling Ling Club: DJ Dash

Friday, Nov. 16

Main Club: Gryffin

Saturday, Nov. 17

Main Club: Kaskade

Sunday, Nov. 18

Main Club: Crankdat

Thursday, Nov. 22

Main Club: Fergie DJ

Friday, Nov. 23

Main Club: Borgeous

Saturday, Nov. 24

Main Club: Matoma

Sunday, Nov. 25

Main Club: Jeff Retro

Thursday, Nov. 29

Main Club: DJ Shift

Friday, Nov. 30

Main Club: Matoma

JEWEL Nightclub

Friday, Nov. 2

IRIE

Saturday, Nov. 3

DJ Karma

Monday, Nov. 5

FAED

Friday, Nov. 9

Brody Jenner

Saturday, Nov. 10

DJ Sourmilk with Dzeko

Monday, Nov.12

DJ E-Rock

Friday, Nov. 16

blackbear

Saturday, Nov. 17

DJ Drama

Monday, Nov. 19

DJ Shift

Friday, Nov. 23

DJ Turbulence

Saturday, Nov. 24

Scooter

Monday, Nov. 26

DJ Karma

Friday, Nov. 30

Just Blaze

Omnia Nightclub

Thursday, Nov. 1

Heart of OMNIA: Maria Romano

Friday, Nov. 2

Main Club: Party Favor

Heart of OMNIA: DJ Nova

Saturday, Nov. 3

Main Club: Zedd

Heart of OMNIA: DJ Lucky Lou

Terrace: Pedi

Sunday, Nov. 4

Heart of OMNIA: Phoreyz

Tuesday, Nov. 6

Main Club: Fergie DJ

Heart of OMNIA: DJ Crooked

Thursday, Nov. 8

Heart of OMNIA: Mikey Francis

Friday, Nov. 9

Main Club: Kaskade

Heart of OMNIA: Kid Conrad

Terrace: Fabian

Saturday, Nov. 10

Main Club: Zedd

Heart of OMNIA: DJ Nova

Terrace: Mikey Francis

Sunday, Nov. 11

Heart of OMNIA: DJ Dash

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Main Club: Zedd

Heart of OMNIA: Wild DESEO – hosted by AJ Kallejero with DJ Exile

Thursday, Nov. 15

Heart of OMNIA: Mondo

Friday, Nov. 16

Main Club: Steve Aoki

Heart of OMNIA: Maria Romano

Saturday, Nov. 17

Main Club: Matoma

Heart of OMNIA: NVM

Sunday, Nov. 18

Heart of OMNIA: DJ Stretch

Tuesday, Nov. 20

Main Club: Burns

Heart of OMNIA: DJ Lucky Lou

Thursday, Nov. 22

Heart of OMNIA: DJ Dash

Friday, Nov. 23

Main Club: Gryffin

Heart of OMNIA: OB One

Saturday, Nov. 24

Main Club: Steve Aoki Birthday Celebration

Heart of OMNIA: Phoreyz

Sunday, Nov. 25

Heart of OMNIA: Pedi

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Main Club: Fergie DJ

Heart of OMNIA: DJ OB One

Thursday, Nov. 29

Heart of OMNIA: DJ D-Miles

Friday, Nov. 30

Main Club: Loud Luxury

Heart of OMNIA: DJ Shift

Gangsta rap pioneer and Law & Order star Ice-T dips into dance music with launch of “serious techno music record label”

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Gangsta rap pioneer and Law & Order star Ice-T dips into dance music with launch of “serious techno music record label”Ice T Mr Press Shot Credit Roling Stone

Ice-T knows where there’s a bag to be secured, and his latest venture is bringing him into the EDM game. The Grandfather of Gangsta Rap is perhaps nowadays best known for his 18 year and counting stint on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, along with a wealth of other TV gigs and acting credits. Now, he’s adding A&R to his credentials with the launch of Electronic Beat Empire, described by Ice as, “a serious techno music record label.”

Electronic Beat Empire’s debut release, Hip-Hop DJs Don’t Play Techno features the label’s in-house producer, masked hip-hop stalwart Afrika Islam, under electronic alias Mr. X across 12 new tracks. While Ice-T’s newfound electronic sensibilities may seem like a money grab, the venerated rapper is well ahead of the purists, admitting outright to Rolling Stone, “I am not gonna act like I’m a techno wizard or know anything about it.” In any case, the “OG Original Gangster” is dipping into a genre that famously already takes itself pretty seriously to begin with, but who knows? Maybe Ice-T is the techno savior we didn’t know we needed. Listen to Hip-Hop DJs Don’t Play Techno below.

H/T: Rolling Stone

Premiere: Benzi drops ‘EDAT PACK VOL. 2’ stocked with remixes of Skrillex, Drake, Lil Wayne and more [Free Download]

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Premiere: Benzi drops ‘EDAT PACK VOL. 2’ stocked with remixes of Skrillex, Drake, Lil Wayne and more [Free Download]Edat Pack Volume 2 Artwork

Your stepdad’s favorite DJ is back at it. Benzi returns with another one of his stacked periodic drops, giving away EDAT PACK VOL. 2 completely free of charge, as per usual, loaded with a grip of his famous personal edits. Between deliveries, the legendary remixer’s personal cuts get passed around like clout trading cards. Now he has officially dropped off his summer batch, featuring stacked edits and mashes that include Skrillex, Drake, Lil Wayne, ATLiens, Travis Scott, and more.

Download EDAT PACK Vol. 2 here

Enlisting fellow producers CRNKN, New York’s DJ CHUWE, and others for some added firepower, Benzi orchestrates a ten-track collection of certified set list weapons, packed with bridge-gapping edits that stitch together dub, hip-hop, drum n’ bass, and trap. Find the full EDAT PACK VOL. 2 track list here and grab the free download below.

EDAT PACK VOL. 2 Track list:

6ix9ine x Doreus – Stoopid (BENZI x CHUWE EDAT)
Cardi B x Rickyxsan & Hydraulix – Bickenhead (BENZI EDAT)
Drake x Skrillex – Mob Ties UK (BENZI x GENTZ EDAT)
Flipp Dinero x GRAVEDGR – Leave Me Alone (BENZI x CHUWE EDAT)
French Montana x ATLiens – No Stylist (BENZI x CAZES EDAT)
Lil Baby x Badrapper – Drip Too Hard (BENZI x GENTZ EDAT)
Lil Wayne x Kompany – Make It Rain (BENZI x CRNKN 2k19 EDAT)
Smokepurpp x Estremo – Nephew (BENZI EDAT)
Travis Scott x TYNAN & Disto – STARGAZING (NvrLeft x BENZI EDAT)
Young Thug x UNKWN – Chanel (Go Get It) (BENZI x CAZES EDAT)

Download EDAT PACK Vol. 2 here

Gucci Mane announces 12-date North American ‘Unusual Suspects’ tour featuring Carnage and Smokepurpp

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Gucci Mane announces 12-date North American ‘Unusual Suspects’ tour featuring Carnage and SmokepurppGucci Mane Cold Water Shot

North American Gucci Mane fans will want to clear their fall calendars as the “I Get The Bag” rapper prepares to embark on a 12-date tour. The “Unusual Suspects” Tour will kick off on November 7 in St. Paul, Minnesota, and will take Gucci through a number of U.S. cities, including Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago, and more.

Carnage and Smokepurpp will provide support for all dates, but attendees can expect some additional fanfare during Gucci’s December 27 stop at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. Duly the one show set in Gucci’s hometown and the tour’s finale, the Atlanta date will see a number of surprise guests join the rapper to close out the “Unusual Suspects” tour, given the show’s “Gucci Mane & Friends” titling. Tickets to the tour will go on sale on September 28 at 10 AM EST, and can be purchased here.

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Luca Lush comes at Travis Scott’s ‘Sicko Mode’ with menacing new remix

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Luca Lush comes at Travis Scott’s ‘Sicko Mode’ with menacing new remixTravis Scott Astroworld Billboard

Travis Scott and Drake‘s “Sicko Mode” is easily one of the most enticing hip-hop cuts of the year. The song, an obvious standout off of Scott’s dominating mid-summer LP, Astroworld, serves as the perfect groundwork for a loud Luca Lush flip that will satisfy both dance and hip-hop fans alike with a fitting homage to La Flame and Drake’s chart-topper.

Taking the original “Sicko Mode” and remixing it with his own signature bass-heavy style, Lush plays with pitched down vocal samples, tight hi-hat rolls, and thundering drum builds before a pair of halting, screeching bass breaks. Lush gives off a snarling remix effort, transforming “Sicko Mode” into a rail-rattling festival bulldozer. No doubt Travis Scott struck gold on “Sicko Mode,” but now with a menacing Luca Lush remix that’s bound to start circulating heavily through DJ sets, expect Scott and Drake to be coming through your club’s speakers well past the summer season.

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David Guetta reveals he’s been sitting on unreleased Kid Cudi collaborations for nearly a decade

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David Guetta reveals he’s been sitting on unreleased Kid Cudi collaborations for nearly a decadeDavid Guetta Credit Ushuaïa Ibiza

David Guetta and Kid Cudi‘s 2009 smash hit “Memories” is now a veritable electronic classic, and one that helped to propel both Guetta and Cudi to new heights. A standout of Guetta’s fourth studio album, One Love, “Memories” isn’t the only Cudi collaboration that Guetta has in his sonic arsenal, as the 7 producer imparted in a recent interview with UK electronic music news source, JOE. As the collaboration nears its tenth anniversary, Guetta imparts, “I still have it, it’s good,” revealing a second, still unreleased Cudi record. “It’s actually really good,” Guetta added, “The other one is a performance [track]. It’s crazy because now I’m thinking with everything that’s going on right now in hip-hop that record is so current right now because it’s really like a punk rock record.”

Although Guetta appears to have his next hip-hop and electronic hybrid hit in the chamber, fans shouldn’t expect the song to gain a formal release anytime soon. “I would have to reproduce the record because it was ten years ago,” Guetta told JOE. “And it was impressive, I have to say, to see him create,” Guetta stated of Cudi’s in studio aptitude, “It was really, really good.” For now, it seems like the approriate time to dust this old bop off and have a listen for the first time in a while.

Photo Credit: Ushuaïa Ibiza

H/T: JOE

Good Morning Mix: Celebrate the life of DJ AM by revisiting his throwback heavy Power 106 FM mix

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Good Morning Mix: Celebrate the life of DJ AM by revisiting his throwback heavy Power 106 FM mixDJ AM Iron Man Cameo Live

This edition of Dancing Astronaut’s daily Good Morning Mix memorializes the life of Adam Michael Goldstein, better known as the iconic DJ AM. It has been nine years since Goldstein’s untimely passing, though his ubiquity and influence are still felt across electronic music today.

There is no better way for fans to celebrate Goldstein’s legacy than by reliving on of his many notable mixes, and perhaps one of his most memorable — the unforgettable Power 106 FM mix. Clocking in at just over an hour in length, the mix works through throwback tracks from JAY-Z and Beyoncé, Notorious BIG, Usher, Janet Jackson, Aerosmith, and more. A hip-hop-inflected masterclass in cool from the inimitable DJ AM warms the heart as we near a decade since his death. Scratching and skipping his way through a trove of complementary throwbacks, AM still reminds of his place among the greats in the highest echelons of dance history.

J Dilla’s ‘The Shining’ gets limited edition gold vinyl release

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J Dilla‘s third studio album, The Shining, will forever be remembered in hip-hop. Serving as his first posthumous project following his death on February 10, 2006, the late Detroit rapper claimed it was only 75 percent finished while others argued only the mastering portion remained.

The Shining was released on August 22 of that same year through BBE records, with a slew of features including Common, Black Thought, D’Angelo, Madlib, J. Rocc, Dwele, Pharoahe Monch, and Busta Rhymes. Now, the label has linked with a record store named HHV in Berlin to release 500 copies of an exclusive gold vinyl edition.

The bundle includes a 40-page booklet containing an introductory essay and an interview with Peter Adarkwah of BBE Records. Retailing for roughly $30 dollars, fans can purchase the record directly on their website.

Featured photo: HHV

Alec King creates a perfectly catchy summer tune “Boy Do We Love Alcohol”

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The once Denver-local, now LA-based singer/songwriter and producer, Alec King, is a new artist on the radar with his sultry hip-hop productions and smooth rhythm and rhymes. His roster of original works sparkles with meticulous, crisp percussion arrangements, emotive pads, and expertly placed vocal samples. The rapper’s emerging catalog is built on effortlessly swaggering tracks that provide the perfect space for catchy, airwave-ready melodies.

On his most recent release “Boy Do We Love Alcohol,” King strategically raps about a back and forth relationship with a girl that he inevitably can’t get enough of, and about a routine of nightlife consistency. He riffs hit on all-too-relatable situations, with familiar quips like, “I hate you, come over,” paired with serene guitar chords — making for an infectious, easy-listening hip-hop piece that’ll be on repeat for the rest of the summer.

Good Morning Mix: Benzi comes through with new summer heat on tenth anniversary ‘Get Right Radio’ mix installment

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Good Morning Mix: Benzi comes through with new summer heat on tenth anniversary ‘Get Right Radio’ mix installmentGRR2018

Your favorite DJ’s favorite DJ is back at it again. Summer time inevitably means a new “Get Right Radio” mix installment from LA-based edit dealer Benzi, and for the 10th anniversary edition of his running mix series, the Girl Trapz proponent has definitely pulled out all the stops. Famous for his endless trove of personal edits, mashups, underground exclusive VIP cuts, and unheard gems that might never see the light of day, Benzi has become the plug for the LA dance scene over the years, but he always finds time to share his goodies with the rest of us.

On this year’s edition of “Get Right,” Benzi whips up a mile-long tracklist of trap, hip-hop, bass, and pop, bringing Drake, Jauz, Calvin Harris, Falcons, Childish Gambino, Nitti Gritti, Zeds Dead, Post Malone, and Outkast to the mix, along with so many more. Spanning nearly 50 tracks, Benzi laces dance music’s top power players with mainstream pop and rap’s most in-demand authorities, all glued together by a slew of Benzi’s famous personal edits. Originally premiered on Benzi’s longtime home of BBC Radio 1, the “Get Right Radio” series continues to age like fine wine, and we’ll undoubtedly be reaching for this mix all summer long. To celebrate this year’s session, Benzi and collaborator Blush have also dropped off a new remix of Youngboy NBA’s “No Smoke” via Atlantic Records. Tune in here.