DJs chime in on France’s World Cup win

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France defeated Croatia in the World Cup finals on Sunday by a score of 4-2, marking their 2nd ever world cup victory. Countless French DJs took to social media to share their support and excitement. Below are reactions from some of them.

DJ SNAKE

With the Wolrd Cup trophy and FIFA’s Young Player Award winner, Kylian Mbappe.

MERCER

Made a song.

MALAA

Translation: “Proud to be French.” Him and Tchami just finished a No Redemption show in ELECTROBEACH at Le Barcarès, France.

MARTIN SOLVEIG

Repping the blue, white, and red. Go blues!

MADEON

Sharing with fans one of his earliest memories and letting people know there’s a good atmosphere in France right now.

PETIT BISCUIT

Wasn’t born during the last world cup. Translates to “dedicated to all the adults who told us kids we didn’t “know the World Cup.” WHAT NOW?!?!

KUNGS

Celebrating out in Place de la Bastille in Paris, France.

PARA ONE

Shouting out the French coach.

DIRTYPHONICS

KAVINSKY

“Champions my brother.”

DILLON FRANCIS

Promises a song with Alison Wonderland regardless of result.

Saddened with his Croatian grandmother.

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Madeon’s debut studio album ‘Adventure’ is three years old

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On March 27, 2015, French producing powerhouse Madeon released his debut studio album, Adventure.

The album was the result of years of work from Hugo Pierre Leclercq. He first announced the beginning stages of the album in May 2013 and, though the album was rumored to come out in 2014, Leclercq took some additional time to get Adventure just right.

It was worth the wait.

The inaugural LP, which featured standout tracks like “Pay No Mind” with Passion Pit, “Home” and “Imperium,” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s top dance/electronic albums and was met with high praise from fans and media outlets around the world. Madeon released two editions of Adventure: a 12-track LP and an 18-track deluxe format that included additional tracks like “The City” and “Cut the Kid.”

The debut collection of songs truly lived up to its title as an adventure. Whether he’s collaborating with Kyan in “You’re On” or Foster the People‘s Mark Foster in “Nonsense,” Madeon further cemented his status as a first-class artist through an LP that’s only become more loved as time has passed.

Relive Adventure in all its glory below.

A-Trak shares sharp scratch routine of Porter Robinson and Madeon’s ‘Shelter’ [WATCH]

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A-Trak‘s taste in music is generally a pretty solid barometer for what’s hot right now. He closely keeps up with fan favorite pop, dance, and hip-hop, but where he differs from the rest of us mere mortals is his ability to step behind Technics and a mixer and do something magical with the earworms he’s into. In the tail-end of the year, A-Trak has ramped up his video channel, frequently sharing short scratch routines and personal edits of the tracks that are in his rotation at the moment. He’s covered Chance The Rapper, Major Lazer, DJ Snake, Post Malone, N.E.R.D. and more, though his latest addition to the ‘#REALDJing’ video series is a flawless tribute to Porter Robinson and Madeon‘s sweeping success “Shelter.”

Clocking in at just a minute, A-Trak chops up the young superstars’ hit collaboration with his legendary Midas touch, finessing his way through immaculate padwork and scratch breakdowns. Not quite a remix, but rather an homage so to speak, A-Trak’s rendition of “Shelter” and obvious seal of approval for the next generation of dance music’s torch carriers.

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Porter Robinson x Madeon – Shelter (Akari Remix)

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Porter Robinson’s new technic-utopian Virtual Self-reign is among us, but surely fans mustn’t, and likely will never forget about his seminal Worlds. 2016’s “Shelter,” too, embodied an unforeseen stylistic narrative. We even went on to name it one of the biggest tracks of 2016, standing at the No. 3 slot. Robinson and Madeon injected an unbeknownst, singular vision into the EDM ecosystem, which has since flourished, and gone on to birth an inconceivable number of artists in the track’s very wake.

Naturally, there have been many reworkings of the artists’ esteemed collaboration. The rising producer Akari is the most recent to have taken on the number.

Akari boats an impressive assemblage of remixes. From artists like Flume and Ekali to M83 and Flux Pavilion, his widespread track affinity is a testament to his effervescent creativity. In his latest fervent fury of future bass, Akari infuses new life into the seminal “Shelter,” which ensures that if its listeners do seek shelter, they do so in anticipation of his next release.

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Porter Robinson x Madeon – Shelter (JayKode Remix)

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Porter Robinson and Madeon’s “Shelter” collaboration was unequivocally one of the biggest tracks of 2016 — in fact, we even named it our #3 top track of the year.

While remixes of the blockbuster collaboration pervaded 2016, “Shelter” has now received a refreshing facelift from multi-talented beatsmith JayKode. The LA-based producer lays down a charmingly sedative backdrop for the vocal anthem, transposing the vocals to give it an entirely new feel.

It’s a highly inventive spin on the track. As it happens, it was never meant to be a remix. “I had no plan to remix shelter since the original was perfect in every aspect,” JayKode writes. “I was actually working on a hip-hop instrumental and messing around with some guitars. Then I started plugging in different a capellas just for fun and when I plugged shelter in, it was complete magic.”

Listen to JayKode’s remix of “Shelter” below, and download it for free here.

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Madeon announces ‘new era’ coming in 2018

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It’s been nearly a year since Madeon and Porter Robinson completed their iconic Shelter tour, and the world has been craving new material from the former.

The French producer has been fairly quiet on social media and hasn’t released new music since the “Shelter” single and his Adventure album in 2015. In a series of social media posts on Nov. 13, the artist broke his silence to give his fans an update — letting them know a “new era” is coming in 2018.

Though we’re able to deduce exactly what this entails just yet, it sounds like he’s been working non-stop on the next stage of his work as a producer. He notes that he has kept his fans in mind and is working hard to give them material “worth being passionate about.”

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Porter Robinson and Madeon release limited-edition Shelter merch collection

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Porter Robinson and Madeon may have given their final performance of their massive Shelter tour this past April, but fans lucky enough to witness the legendary duo firsthand will likely let the experience live on forever in their memories—and now their wardrobe.

While the duo did release a merch line for the Shelter tour, now they’ve decided to release a limited run, this time tailoring it around the music video for “Shelter.” The new limited-edition merch line includes multiple “Rin-themed” shirts, a hat, a stuffed bear, and a beach towel. Of course, Rin is the anime that Porter had created with A-1 Pictures and Crunchyroll. See the full, limited-edition merch line here.

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H/T: EDM Sauce

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 2

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.


Let’s kick off this week’s playlist with a beautiful track from Puppet that blurs the lines between electronic music and alternative rock. After following his music through various Monstercat releases, I can enthusiastically say that “Here Again” is one of Puppet’s best yet. His vocals and production in “Here Again” truly impress as he takes his own spin on A Will Away’s original song. As electronic music spreads its roots into other genres, we need talented producers like Puppet at the forefront of the movement.


First things first: Madeon is a genius and “Pay No Mind” is a work of art. The disco-fueled collaboration with Passion Pit came out as a part of the French producer’s Adventure album in 2015 and has since received a medley of reworks from artists like Lemaitre. Since it’s a few years old, though, I figured the remixes were done. I was wrong. Phantom Sage released his own version of the iconic track after seeing that Madeon had released the stems, and “a hundred projects later,” he put out his own interpretation. The Colorado producer pays homage to one of his favorite songs in the best way, with dancing synths and an even funkier groove than the original.


It’s now time to switch gears completely. I’ve been following PsoGnar and Teminite‘s collaborations since they first started working together and was thrilled when I saw they were putting out an entire EP together. With PsoGnar’s reggae-infused, silky vocals and Teminite’s filthy dubstep stylings, the two are a unique, formidable force. “Rally The Troops” has both a fierce, driving melody and the elements of grimy dubstep both producers’ fans have come to know and love. It’s one of those songs that’s truly a story: taking listeners on an exciting adventure from the first second to the last.


The journey continues with Stonebank‘s newest trap anthem. The introduction to this song is masterfully composed, with the first 30 seconds feeling practically symphonic. Though I love the entire track, the beginning 60 seconds are what really drew me to this track. Stonebank has proven he can produce everything from happy hardcore to trance to drumstep and shows no signs of slowing down.


My love for drum & bass knows no limits. My love for 80s-style music lately knows no limits, either. After a song called “Kyra” by a Los Angeles group called The Midnight popped up on SoundCloud and mesmerized me with beautiful saxophones and gorgeous vocals, I began following the duo’s music. Yearning for more material from them, I put their discography on repeat and waited patiently (OK, impatiently) for more. Luckily, they released a beautiful remix album at the beginning of the month that has (for now) quenched my thirst. The highlight of the album is a six-minute drum & bass remix from Russia’s PROFF. His take on The Midnight’s track “Days of Thunder” is a beautifully minimalist drum & bass rework that highlights the vocals and tunes in completely to the euphoria of the original track.


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Porter Robinson & Madeon – Shelter (Hi I’m Ghost Re-work)

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Infusing exotic elements and blissfully distorted vocals into the world renown collaborative piece, “Shelter,” producers Porter Robinson and Madeon co-created a wonderfully colorful track that has won over the hearts of millions. With such a mesmerizing and rich sound, the chance to remix “Shelter” has been a treat for artists such as Mat Zo and Robotaki.

Newcomers Thiago Nunez and Nathan Davis, who comprise Hi I’m Ghost, have taken the plunge to render their own spin on the notable anthem, taking the piece one step further with a more mellifluous production than their standard fare.

Although the build is prolonged by a more downtempo soft filter, adding an uplifting sweetness to the track, layers of melodic future bass sound complement an exaggerated rugged bass line. With samples from Madeon’s “Pay No Mind,” “You’re On,” and Porter Robinson’s “Sad Machine,” Hi I’m Ghost pay tribute to many of the legendary artists’ songs while staying true to the main structure of their “Shelter” remix.

Taking the collaborative classic to new heights, Hi I’m Ghost flaunt their creative juices with fervor, showing off their distinct, skillful, and promising potential.

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Porter Robinson has deemed all but 11 of his songs ‘unofficial’

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In a recent tweet, Porter Robinson announced that all but eleven of his tracks are now being dubbed “unofficial.” “This is the canon,” Robinson wrote. “I’ve been making music for 12 years and i only wrote 11 songs, wow.” He follows the tweet with a list of the eleven songs deemed to be a part of his “canon” in his eyes, which includes “Language,” “Shelter”, and “Sad Machine,” and is noticeably missing fan-favorites such as “Lionhearted” and “Spitfire.” Robinson includes one remix in the list as well – his spin on Nero’s “The Thrill.”

Whether Porter Robinson’s dissociation from his past catalogue is due to a disconnect with his recent aesthetic or a simple desire to start anew after the conclusion of the Shelter tour, we will continue to support Porter Robinson and his career decisions, and we hope him all the best.

H/T: Run The Trap

Featured image by Rukes.

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