Malaa keeps things dark with sleek new underground club cut ‘Cash Money’

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Malaa keeps things dark with sleek new underground club cut ‘Cash Money’Malaa Charly Chivteam

Malaa is back with new music, just ahead of the anonymous producer’s North American Illegal tour kickoff this fall. The masked beatmaker’s latest deliver comes by way of “Cash Money” building the anticipation for his forthcoming Illegal Mixtape Vol. 2. The new original work is the second single from the impending compilation, following the project’s first infectious teaser, “Bling Bling.” Pair both singles side by side, and the new mixtape’s aesthetic really begins to take shape.

Whirling, ominous tech house layers are juxtaposed with tightly wound kicks stringing together the track’s propelling warehouse-primed energy. Designed as an underground club cut, “Cash Money” pushes Malaa’s signature dark, G-house-inspired sound. The track is out now via Tchami‘s CONFESSION imprint, and is a worthy addition to Malaa’s continually-growing catalogue of dangerous, club-ready sonics.

Malaa lays down the grooves in ‘Who Is Malaa #22’ mix

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Malaa is taking no prisoners on the latest episode of Who Is Malaa. The enigmatic producer and signee of Tchami’s Confessions imprint has reached the 22nd edition of his series, and as per usual packs its half-hour duration with a beautiful fusion of deep grooves, tech, and future. Prominent basslines anchor the mix in place, as it starts off slow and crescendos into an explosion of house as it reaches its end. One fan even asserted on Twitter, “I wanna go rob a bank! ASAP,” in response to the heat Malaa brought forth in the mix.

This follows his most recent single “Bling Bling” which was released just last month. In addition to his forthcoming project, Illegal Mixtape Vol. 2, fans can catch Malaa on his Illegal Tour.

Sonic drama unfurls on Malaa’s ‘Bling Bling Remixes’ compilation [Stream]

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Sonic drama unfurls on Malaa’s ‘Bling Bling Remixes’ compilation [Stream]Malaa Charly Chivteam

The first single released off of Malaa‘s forthcoming Illegal Mixtape Vol. 2, “Bling Bling” gains some extra glitz in the Bling Bling Remixes compilation, where Matroda, Delayers, Bart B More, VOLAC, and Hugo each offer reworks of Malaa’s glitchy single.

Bart B More and VOLAC reimagine “Bling Bling” through a snare assisted tech house lens, while Hugo and the Delayers alternatively spike the bass in their respective, thumping reworks. Matroda’s revamp maintains the viscous tempo of Malaa’s original, but deepens the single’s grit through low pitched waves of guttural bass that unfurl with fervor.

 

Stream full-length sets from the first day of Tomorrowland 2018’s second weekend by Slushii, Hardwell, and more

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Tomorrowland commenced its final opening day of production during the 2018 festival season on July 27, and a number of electronic heavyweights joined the Boom, Belgium crowds to kick off the event’s second and final weekend of the year. Full-length live sets from Tomorrowland’s second opening day have arrived, including performances from Adam BeyerSlushii, Tiësto’s performance during the weekend’s lunar eclipse, Hardwell and more.

For fans still catching up on last weekend’s festivities, see highlight performances from Tchami x Malaa, Charlotte de Witte, Axwell ∧ Ingrosso, and more. For those ready to get into the festival’s final weekend of 2018, tune into all-day programming across four live streaming channels here.

Stream Tomorrowland weekend two, day one below:

Adam Beyer

Cosmic Gate

W&W

Tiësto

Slushii

Armin van Buuren (ASOT)

Hardwell

Andrew Rayel

Stream sets from day two of Tomorrowland 2018 from Axwell, Armind Van Buuren and more

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Stream sets from day two of Tomorrowland 2018 from Axwell, Armind Van Buuren and moreTomorrowland Castle

Arguably the year’s most coveted dance music festival is currently underway in Belgium, bringing EDM’s finest to the first weekend of Tomorrowland. Ravers come from all over the world, and even more tune in to enjoy the festival’s programming remotely. Now, with day two of Tomorrowland in the books, one of the top highlights for at-home fans has been the plethora of live streams offered by the festival. Check out some of Saturday’s top sets from Armin van Buuren, Axwell, Yellow Claw, and more.

Yellow Claw:

Solomun:

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike:

Armin Van Buuren:

Axwell:

Alesso:

Adriatique:

Tchami x Malaa:

Matisse & Sadko:

Brooks:

 

DJs chime in on France’s World Cup win

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DJs chime in on France’s World Cup winDJ Snake World Cup

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.

Photo Credit: @djsnake/Instagram

Malaa drops first single off of forthcoming ‘Illegal Mixtape Vol. 2’

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Malaa drops first single off of forthcoming ‘Illegal Mixtape Vol. 2’Malaa Charly Chivteam

The infamous masked Parisian beatmaker Malaa is back with new music. This time, we have a new original work titled, “Bling Bling.” The track is the first release off of the “Kurupt” producer’s forthcoming Illegal Mixtape Vol. 2, slated for a fall release via Tchami‘s Confession imprint. The new cut comes hot off the heels of Malaa’s 21st “Who Is Malaa” mix installment.

The track leans on playful, energetic house features, driven by vocals that propel the tune into an intricate drop capped by a barrage of bouncing synth layers. Promoting the new mixtape project underway, Malaa will be kicking off a fall tour to accompany the release. See the dates below and expect to hear this one out on the road, its a shuffle-ready crowd pleaser from front to back.

MALAA ILLEGAL TOUR 2018
OCT 11 CODA TORONTO, ON
OCT 12 1896 STUDIOS & STAGES BROOKLYN, NY
OCT 13 ECHOSTAGE WASHINGTON DC
NOV 2 RUSSELL INDUSTRIAL CENTER DETROIT, MI
NOV 3 NEW CITY GAS MONTREAL, QC
NOV 8 TO BE ANNOUNCED
NOV 9 TO BE ANNOUNCED
NOV 15 CONCOURSE PHILADELPHIA, PA
NOV 16 IRONWOOD HALL AUSTIN, TX
NOV 17 CANTON HALL DALLAS, TX
DEC 7 TO BE ANNOUNCED
DEC 8 45 EAST PORTLAND, OR
DEC 14 TO BE ANNOUNCED
DEC 15 SHOWBOX SODO SEATTLE, WA

NMF Roundup: Keys N Krates remix Diplo, Zedd releases ‘The Middle’ remix package, and many more

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The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. 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.


Kyle Watson adds a low-toned, mystery-filled house beat to ZHU and Tame Impala‘s seminal “My Life.”

Swedish producers Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman know festival season is in full force as they deliver anthemic-feeling “Phantom.”

The Aston Shuffle give ‘everything they’ve got’ on piano driven house heater, “Everything I Got.”

Inverted alien embellishments make for an eerie take on house, as Malaa returns with new single, “Bling Bling.”

Airy synth work leads to a saxophone climax on Spencer Brown‘s “waves.wav,” taken from Brown’s Illusion of Perfection EP pt. III.

Mandy Jiroux effects rhythmic bliss on vocal-centric new single, “Running Out Of You.”

Autograf add an electronic vibe to Family of the Year’s “Hold Me Down” with their laidback rendition of the original.

Bondax tap vocalist Andreya Triana for this soulful, groove-filled original.

Fabian Mazur leans into future bass-style production in this smooth offering, featuring Nevve on the vocals.

The remixers got the message, and now, on this New Music Friday, they’ve met Zedd, Grey, and Maren Morris in “The Middle.” The remix pack for “The Middle” sees revamps from Maliboux, Curbi, and more.

Spinnin’ Records heavyweights Merk & Kremont add a layer of infectious funk and a heightened bpm count to Addal’s original, “Lies,” making for a spirited rework.

Pucker up, Benny Benassi and Sofi Tukker fans: the two dance music dynamos link up on new single “Everybody Needs A Kiss.”

This Birdfeed Exclusive will have all streamers wondering “Who’s That?” The same-titled EP arrives courtesy of Floridian producer and long time Dirtybird fan, C.H.A.Y.

It’s a good week to be a progressive house fan as Grum and Fehrplay co-release “Spirit” on Anjunabeats, an atmospheric tune that melts from one second into the next.

Diplo, Lil Yachty, and Santigold‘s viscous collaboration “Worry No More” gets the Keys N Krates treatment as the Canadian electronic trio release a chilled-out take on Diplo’s original. Keys N Krates hit sonic sweet spots with a beat swap and the occasional yet effective percussive addition.

Stripped down sonic seduction materializes in mellifluous form on smle‘s debut EP, Love Notes, released on Lowly Palace.

House music fans will find J. Worra‘s Mark The Beast collaboration, “Hourglass” to be a tasty, groovy treat.

As part of Afterlife Recordings’ latest vinyl and digital offering, Italian trio Agents Of Time have crafted “Paradigm,” an ethereal techno original.

Re-envisioning a Markus Schulz production is a formidable feat, but Giuseppe Ottaviani rises to the challenge in his “Safe from Harm” remix, a take that plays the original’s soaring vocal off of the track’s quintessential trance beat.

Vulpey gets electronically experimental on “Recovery Quest,” a track defined by its disjointed construction and resulting edge.

Funky Craig puts forth a trippy take on psytrance in aptly titled new release, “WestPSYde.”

 

Ramon Tapia puts a dark, driving spin on Midmood’s “Sely Ho,” transforming the original into a certified techno thumper with rumbling percussive accents.


Featured photo by Andrew J Rauner Photography

Who is Malaa? Maybe his 21st mix has the answer

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Who is Malaa? There has been a lot of speculation; however, it’s know that his Soundcloud mixes are a must for g house heads, and now the balaclava-clad enigma released his 21st mix in the series.

At the beginning, the enigma states the purpose of the mix “If you’re into house music, DJ seems like a natural path to follow, and back in the days DJs were weird people who liked music in a weird way. Back then you’d have to be a nerd to become a DJ. Nowadays, everyone wants to be a DJ. Nowadays everyone wants to be that nerd. It sickens me. If your not into it for the love of the music, would you please ‘fuck off.’ Hate those smart asses who think DJ is an easy way to get laid. Well…get a life.”

Coming off his collaborative No Redemption Tour with Tchami, Malaa continues to throw heat with a new Mercer remix, collaboration with Noizu, and a music video with Tchami that features Kanye, Drake, and Bieber.

The question “Who is Malaa” has been plaguing the internet since 2015. He hangs out with the Pardon My French crew consisting of DJ Snake, Tchami, and Mercer. Isn’t that enough? If not, he’s played all the major festivals AND alongside Rezz.

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Kanye, Drake, Bieber, and more appear in Tchami and Malaa’s ‘Kurupt’ video

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