As surely as the clock will tick one year into the next into the next on December 31, Decadence Colorado will just as reliably be raging through that incipient stroke of midnight, a guarantee on behalf of its formidable faction of artistry.
Decadence will descend upon the Colorado Convention Center from December 30-31 for its ninth annual year of production. General admission and VIP passes to the holiday affair will go on sale at 12 pm MT on September 27. Purchase tickets to Decadence NYE, here.
Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.
The track is led by Wafia’s vocals, which tell the story of heartbreak and needing space. Her singing is accented by delicate production techniques that fall into a catchy house drop.
“It’s a homie track,” Whethan said of the track in a press release. “It was an opportunity to be able to come together with friends and make music. Both Wafia and Louis The Child are like family, so this one means a lot to me.”
This is not the first time Louis the Child has worked with Wafia. The duo previously released “Better Not,” and “Hurts” is a worthy continuation of the artists’ successful collaboration.
Breakaway Music Festival returns this summer with an extensive litany of hip-hop and electronic acts alike. Facilitated by Prime Social Group, one of North America’s rising festival promoters, the company has seen increasing success over the years, expanding Breakaway from its flagship event in Columbus, Ohio, to Nashville, Tennessee for the first time in 2018. Breakaway also recently branched into Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Charlotte, North Carolina, amassing some 65,000 attendees in 2018 alone.
The latest run of Breakaway shows kicks off in Columbus at MAPFRE Stadium August 23-24, and boasts an impressive bill including Future, Young Thug, Matoma, Louis The Child, Bassnectar, TroyBoi, Christian French, and more. The upcoming Columbus edition also promises an enticing Silent Disco experience, with a variety of DJs wiring tunes to headphones throughout the weekend. Breakaway’s Michigan edition in Grand Rapids takes place the same days, with Kaskade, Wiz Khalifa, and Big Gigantic as a few headliners. It hits Charlotte, North Carolina in October, and returns to Nashville the following week.
2019 has proven another promising year for Prime Social Group organizers, who have produced over 800 events around the globe. General on-sale tickets for each of the festivals are available here.
Dallas is prepping its premier end-of-year festival, Lights All Night, with plenty of firepower for its tenth installment, running December 27-28. The first phase of the New Year’s Eve weekend event has arrived, showcasing plenty of top-tier muscle.
Skrillex will continue his lauded 2019 event/release return with a headlining appearance on the affair’s first night alongside Virtual Self, while Bassnectar and Louis The Child take night two for ransom. The weekend-long effort will also receive ample support from the roster’s underside, which includes fervently in-demand acts like AC Slater, Elephante, Herobust, Kayzo, Zomboy, and more. Slater will be setting up shop with a Night Bass stage takeover, while GRVDNCR Records will host its own dubstep-directed stage.
Tickets to Lights All Night officially go on sale Thursday, August 22, but interested parties can register for pre-sale now, here.
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Since Louis The Child first captured the attention of the electronic scene with K.Flay featured single “It’s Strange,” the duo have continued to traverse new sound territory while perfecting their signature, effervescent production stylings. Now, the Chicago producers have joined forces with singer/songwriter, Wrabel, for the latest evolution of their beloved future-bass craft with new single, “Too Close.” Wrabel previously collaborated with Louis The Child to write “Better Not (featuring Wafia)” and has gathered credits on both pop and electronic peers, including Kesha, Galantis, Kygo, P!nk, Afrojack, and more.
Laden with bright brass tinges and punchy lines, “Too Close” balances soft ambiance with upbeat melodies, meticulously focusing on accentuating mid-to-high-range sonic elements. Playing with voice-pitching and layering vocal harmonies, Louis The Child inject rosy energy into a carefree, heart-racing track with their manipulation of bouncy synths, airy chimes, and pop-leaning structures. Careful isolations and diverse soundscapes carry and showcase Wrabel’s smooth vocals throughout. On “Too Close,” Louis The Child once again reaffirm their ability to deliver infectiously feel-good spirits.
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.
Skrillex kicks off the weekend with a stacked collaboration, “Malokera,” with MC Lan, TroyBoi, Ludmilla, and Ty Dolla $ign. Alison Wonderland and QUIX have teamed up for “TIME,” and Louis The Child and Wrabel deliver a bittersweet joint effort called “Too Close.” CRAY brings a retro tone to her latest, “idontwannatalkaboutlove,” and The Knocks continue their summer releases with “Colors.” Cashmere Cat is full of “EMOTIONS” on his newest, and Good Times Ahead (formerly GTA) get with Flosstradamus for “Waffle House.” Cedric Gervais remixes DJ Snake, J Balvin, and Tyga’s “Loco Contigo,” and Mazare and Essenger turn it up to 11 on their new Monstercat single, “Berzerker.” The Chrises got in the studio for a new Anti Up single, “Right Now,” and Alok and Zafrir bring “Vale Vale” to listeners’ ears. HEYZ previews his new Bite This! album with “Castaway King,” and Valentino Khan drops off his new EP, stacked with songs like “BRB.” Fedde Le Grand puts his own touch on Matoma, MNEK, and Kiana Lede’s “Bruised Not Broken,” and Herobust preps for the weekend with “Dumb Lit.”
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.
In just six years, Robby Hauldren and Frederic Kennet went from total strangers at a Madeon concert to one of the most ubiquitous acts in the current dance music landscape. Today, the duo better known as Louis The Child, is found applying a coat of their melodic, bass dripping sheen to the infamous X Games, producing the sporting event’s official 2019 anthem, “Big Time.”
Rolling hi-hats and the duo’s beloved future bass licks make
the perfect arena to highlight samples from iconic X Games moments throughout
the years. Further, Louis The Child’s ability to balance upbeat energy with
sub-centric beats makes them the perfect act for the X Games to expand their
brand while still satisfying the masses.
“We’re absolutely stoked to release ‘Big Time’ noted Louis The Child about the track. “It’s a song we’ve been playing out in our shows for a while and we’re excited to have it be the official X Games theme song moving forward.”
The X Games return to Minneapolis from August 1 – 4, with musical performances from Diplo, Wu-Tang Clan, Incubus, and SWMRS at The Armory accompanying the high-octane sporting event.
Eight-time Grammy Award-nominated band Death Cab for Cutie have been releasing alternative hits for over fifteen years, and their longevity is a continued testament to the quality of their music in an over-saturated music marketplace. Now, electronic duo Louis the Child has teamed up with the band to remix “I Dreamt We Spoke Again,” and the pair continue to prove their adaptability as they branch out to a new genre and find a way to make it their own in the remix.
Chilling future bass layers intertwine with the original’s crisp vocals and instrumentals, making Louis the Child’s rendition a perfect select for repeated listening this summer. The duo cuts up the beat to add versatile sonic fillers, adding a new dynamic to the track without totally altering the soul of the original release.
Death Cab for Cutie commented on Louis The Child’s rework in an official release, explaining,
“‘I Dreamt We Spoke Again’ began as a very muted, low-key ghost of a song, but ended up being one of the more dance-oriented tracks that this band has attempted – though in a very throwback, nostalgic sense. So, it was a treat to turn it over to Louis the Child and have them apply all of the bells and whistles of 2019 dance music production to it.”
Louis the Child’s remix of “I Dreamt We Spoke Again” is out now via Atlantic Records.
Dreams Festival has revealed its full lineup for the 2019 edition, returning to its home at Toronto’s Exhibition Place for the Canada Day long weekend. Returning to the city’s festival landscape for its eighth year, headliners for the upcoming edition include Zedd, Louis The Child, NGHTMRE and Slander‘s Gud Vibrations joint project, and hometown hero REZZ.
The 2019 lineup features more than 30 acts across the RBC Echo Beach, Dream House and Waterfront stages, ranging from good friends Gorgon City and Duke Dumont, to recent Toronto resident Billy Kenny. The phase-two lineup announcement sees support from artists such as Drezo, Don Diablo and Coyu.
Dreams has reshaped its focus over the years to curate a more boutique festival experience and highlight unique details to improve the overall festival experience. Last year’s rendition saw thoughtful additions such as an on-site massage team for attendees, a secret garden within the festival grounds, and an exclusive Kaskade Redux after-party for VIP ticket holders.