New Music Friday featuring Marshmello, The Chainsmokers remixes and 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.

Marshmello got back to his EDM roots in a brand new single with serene vocals from Leah Culver.

Indie duo Salt Cathedral test poppier waters with their tropical-infused single “No Love.”

Luca Schreiner offered a welcome twist on hip-hop auteur TYLERxCORDY’s viral track “Cheap Situation.”

Patrick Baker serves lush instrumentation and chill vibes on his latest EP, Dusk, courtesy of Armada

KSHMR gets funky on this bass-heavy disco noir number via his side project, The MVI.

Vicetone take it way back on their newest release, a high energy EDM track with Cozi Zuehlsdorff.

It’s hard to pick out the best re-spin from The Chainsmoker‘s newest remix package for their pop-punk crossover single “You Owe Me.”

Borgeous taps into classic electro melodies on his infectious new release — his first as a Casablanca Records signee.

Bingo Players and Goshfather team up for a high energy collab on new single “Everybody.”

Dannic‘s latest via Spinnin’ will have dance floors heating through festival season with its minimal structure and infectious drop.

Graves gets moody on a textured, future-bass inspired new release, a collab with bitbird cohort Duskus.

Klingande‘s collaboration with vocalist Krishane channels late tropical EDM vibes with a pitched up vocal and blissed out tribal-influenced instrumentation.

Hot Chip put their virtuosic twist on Troye Sivan‘s “My My My!” with this nuanced and funky house flip.

Sahar Z & Vic F provide a lush, ethereal progressive contribution to Anjunadeep’s fifth Explorations edition.

Swedish veteran Zoo Brazil makes his LNOE debut, closing out his EP with an entrancing, yet gritty “Socialism.”

Rebelski channels nostalgia and gentle meditation with this sentimental piece from his new ADID EP.

TWO LANES target the brain’s feel-good center with a euphoric future bass cut packed with jubilant guitar riffs and a satisfying drop.

VELD Music Festival announces 2018 lineup

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The annual Canadian dance and hip-hop music festival has announced its full 2018 lineup. Held at Downsview Park in Toronto, VELD Music Festival is run in partnership by Ink Entertainment and Live Nation, with this massive sponsors including Bud Light and Hennessy.

The event will take place August 4 and 5, with headline performances by DJ Snake, Marshmello, Martin Garrix and Migos. Supporting acts include a diverse array of sounds from the likes of Habstrakt, Jauz, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Benny Benassi, REZZ, NGHTMRE, Lil Xan and more. Check out the full lineup below and purchase tickets here.

NMF Roundup: Headhunterz returns to hardstyle, Marshmello links up with Logic, and Ookay drops off bouncy new single

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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.

Chopped vocal samples and hip hop-inflected rhythmic additions make for an eccentric sound on Hanz‘s “Clutched.”

Progressive mastery is alive and well on “Keep My Light On,” a single that sees DubVision and Raiden team up for a release on Martin Garrix‘s imprint, STMPD Records.

Headhunterz makes his return to hardstyle production via a massive new LP, The Return of Headhunterz.  

Anjunabeats entity, Jason Ross puts forth his first single of 2018, “Through It All,” an uplifting number that harmoniously balances Fiora‘s soaring vocal with the song’s ascending synths.

Black Tiger Sex Machine make a statement on New Worlds, an album that sees the Canadian trio wield trap, bass, and electro production elements.

Dance music’s saccharine sweetheart Marshmello links up with Logic for “Everyday,” a single that epitomizes the carefree vibe characteristic of Friday.

Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge jointly take on Signum and Scott Mac‘s “Coming on Strong.”

Paris Blohm and Myah Marie prove to be a collaborative dream on “Body High.”

Element constructs the quintessential filthy drop on his hard-hitting new release, “Needles.”

A soothing guitar melody complements Nevve‘s fluid vocal contribution on Boombox Cartel‘s latest, “Whisper.”

Ookay channels the bouncy synth work that has come to be characteristic of a Marshmello production on his whimsical new offering, “Loved or Lost.”

QUIX and JVMIE’s “I’ll Give You The World” is an expert example of lush future bass production.

Reminiscent of Foster the People and Portugal. The Man, the vocals in Lemaitre‘s “Machine” create an indie-infused groove.

Tisoki takes on Oliverse‘s “Leave Them Behind,” flipping the track into a smooth-gliding dubstep rendition.

KDrew and KVNNIBVL bring the weekend vibes with a smattering of falsetto-like vocals and a lighthearted, bobbing beat in “Body of Gold.”

Hear this surprising Rusko remix of Selena Gomez & Marshmello’s ‘Wolves’

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With last year’s arrival of Marshmello and Selena Gomez‘s hotly anticipated dance/pop crossover track, “Wolves,” it became clear the masked producer was setting his sights on the world of commercial pop. Paired with their live performance of “Wolves” at the 2017 AMAs, fans of Marshmello began wondering if the once-enigmatic bass producer was turning his back on EDM altogether.

Mellogang can rest easy as the producer has just enlisted a bevy of dance music producers to touch up his high-profile collaboration. Included on the official remix pack is Moti, Owen Norton, Said the Sky, Sneek, Total Ape, and a standout Rusko performance that plays as a deep/future house track with hard house elements. Brooding drums, futuristic synths, and interesting vocal edits mark the sonic space of Rusko’s re-imagining of the pair’s single. Wherever the track sits along the dance music spectrum, it’s a surprisingly left-field move for the UK-dubstep producer who is largely credited with popularizing the dubstep movement in the US.

Marshmello releases emotive music video for Lil Peep collaboration ‘Spotlight’

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Launchpad: January remix roundup

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Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here

DA Launchpad Selects:
Yellow Shoots – “wild fire (Nick AM) Remix”

Known for his captivating reworks of off-kilter tracks, Nick AM’s arsenal includes takes on tracks like Whethan and Charli XCX‘s “Love Gang,” Kanye West‘s “Love Lockdown,” A Tribe Called Quest’s “Electric Relaxation,” and more.  On its face, “wild fire” may appear to delve too deep into the experimental waters, but expectedly Nick AM rises above. He showcases his keen ability to weave disparate elements together in this smooth lo-fi number and it’s just another testament to the searing potential of a rising New York visionary.

APEK & MAXR (ft. Denny White) – “Crawl (Villms & ZIIDAN Remix)”

The young talent and most recent Enhanced releasee Villms is on his way to becoming a recognizable force in the progressive house realm. He’s teamed up with ZIIDAN and the two take their melodic dubstep to APEK, MAXR, and Denny White’s hit “Crawl,” transforming it into a euphoric, piano masterpiece.

Thutmose – “Blame (SHADES Remix)”
APEK & MAXR (ft. Denny White) – “Crawl (Villms & ZIIDAN Remix)”
Kygo -” Stargazing ft. Justin Jesso (Atlassius Remix)”
Marshmello & Selena Gomez X Vincent – “Wolves (Crystalize Remix)”
Yellow Shoots – wild fire (Nick AM Remix)

Newest Slushii and Marshmello collaboration explores emo side of EDM

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Frequent collaborators Marshmello and Slushii are the cutting edge of dolin out poppy, buoyant dance music to the masses. Their Pulitzer Prize-winning first collaboration, “Twinbow,” was received as a charming ballad which left both fans and critics yearning for more.

Now the two confectionary producers teamed up once again, but this time in the attempt to bring in a completely new canon to their candy-pop style of EDM. That’s right, “There X2” ventures into the realm of punk-rock with its emo-affected vocals meldedonto the pair’s party bass elements. Bright arpeggios, toy box synths, and reverb bass mark the track, bringing a hopeful appeal to a genre that is typically known for fast-paced, hard-edged melodies and stripped-down instrumentation.

Given Marshmello’s last single, “You & Me,” where the producer debuted his own singing, perhaps this new merging of sounds shouldn’t have been unexpected.

Ultra Europe announces phase one lineup

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Ultra Music Festival has unveiled their phase one lineup ahead of the festivals European edition. The bill touts EDM heavy weights The Chainsmokers and Marshmello as two of the festival’s three headliners, with Eric Prydz occupying the third closing slot.

Other names atop the lineup include Ultra mainstays Afrojack, Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Axwell / Ingrosso, David Guetta, DJ Snake, Galantis, Hardwell and Steve Angello. In addition, techno stalwarts Carl Cox and Marco Carola will return to headline the festival’s new Resistance stage, which features some of techno’s most storied DJs.

The festival returns to the Poljud stadium in Split, Croatia on July 6-8.

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Will Ferrell trolls crowd in ongoing attempts to obscure Marshmello’s identity

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Marshmello ‘s true identity is officially a farce. While the future bass producer has all but been confirmed to be Chris Comstock, or Dotcom, the bucket head producer has been rather committed to the charge of trolling his own anonymity for some time now…remember Tiësto’s EDC Las Vegas stunt? The latest actor to join in Comstock’s antiquated antics is none other than comedic legend Will Ferrell. The moment, as captured on social media by Marshmello’s manager Moe Shalizi, shows an on-screen Ferrell remove the mask at some point during Marshmello’s show at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

H/T: YourEDM

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Marshmello partners with Zumiez to launch new clothing line, Marshin

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GQ named Marshmello one of 2017’s “Worst Dressed” men, but 2018 sees the puffed producer well on his way to a saccharine style comeback via the reveal of Marshin. The “Alone” hit maker’s new men’s clothing line, Marshin will be exclusively sold at Zumiez stores. The partnership is a complementary one given Marshin’s streetwear aesthetic.

Marshin is available now, exclusively at @zumiez

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The Marshin brand is now available at Zumiez retailers, consisting of six different options: a hoodie, long sleeve T-shirt, and four T-shirts, each with a unique design. The full line can be viewed here.

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