Ante up: stream full sets from day two of EDC Las Vegas

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Both the stakes and the temps were higher for EDC Las Vegas’ second day of production on May 19.

Attendees of Insomniac’s flagship Electric Daisy Carnival and at home viewers alike can relive their favorite sets from the festival, or catch up on the performances that they missed with Dancing Astronaut’s list of live sets from day two of the landmark electronic event, featuring showings from Marshmello, Jauz, Moksi, and more.

Listen to sets from EDC Vegas’ opening day, here.

Kygo, Kinetic Field

Jauz, Kinetic Field

NGHTMRE, Kinetic Field

Tiësto, Kinetic Field

Marshmello, Kinetic Field

Moksi, Kinetic Field

Chris Lake, Kinetic Field

 

Marshmello, Juicy J, & James Arthur strike gold on cathartic new collaboration, ‘You Can Cry’

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Marshmello‘s new production, “You Can Cry,” is the quintessential collaboration the world has come to love and expect from the Buckethead producer since he gave us his Khalid collaboration “Silence” in the fall of last year.

His more recent pop-punk plunge aside, Marshmello has found comfort once again in transitioning between the hefty promises of his co-conspirator, Juicy J, and even sought to add another layer of emotional depth with James Arthurs vocal chops. He’s situated himself between catharsis and bubbling bass drops on “You Can Cry” in what might be the perfect hip-hop crossover fit for the radio — and ultimately, that’s anything but a hard place to be in.

Electric Zoo announces ferocious phase two line-up additions: Alesso, Tiësto, Chris Lorenzo, Destructo, and more

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Made Event‘s titanic New York-based festival, Electric Zoo, is celebrating its tenth birthday this Labor Day Weekend, August 31st–September 2nd. To mark the momentous double-digit occasion, the wildlife-themed event has added two more headlining artists in Alesso and Tiësto to join the star-studded cast of talent that already tops the 2018 bill: KaskadeMarshmelloMartin Garrix, and Virtual Self.

Other notable acts joining on phase two include: Alexander Lewis, Bonnie x Clyde, Boogie T, Chris Lorenzo, Chuurch, Crankdat, Destructo, DNMO, Dubfire, G Jones, Habstrakt, Jauz, Kayzo, Lost Frequencies, Luzcid, Medasin, Party Favor, Petey Clicks, Space Jesus, Spencer Brown, Squnto, Stööki Sound, Whipped Cream, and YehMe2.

Electric Zoo’s ‘Big 10’ birthday bash will feature additional stages curated by Anjunabeats, Deadbeats, Hyperhouse, and Sunday School.

Tickets to Electric Zoo are currently on sale to the general public, and can be purchased here.

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Crankdat and Ghastly play ‘Do it or Don’t do it’ in honor of their new single, ‘Lemme See U’

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Ghastly and Crankdat teamed up for a new collaboration that merges the most dynamic aspects of both artists’ production capabilities in the form of “Lemme See U.” Crankdat has been teasing a roster of star-studded collaborations lately, including a track with Marshmello that is set to come out in the near future. “Lemme See U” is a stellar start of these collaborations with its mainstage-friendly bass drop. Meanwhile Ghastly is set to release a full album next week.

In “Lemme See U,” Ghastly’s funky bass compliments Crankdat’s progressive energy with synthesized vocals weaving in and out of the chords to propel the track forward. “Lemme See U Do It” is the chorus of the track, so naturally we tested each producer with a game of “Do it or Don’t do it?”

We wanted to test how bold each producer really is, and their responses were true to form. Crankdat proved his thoughtfulness and logic. Meanwhile, Ghastly proves he continues to be an outside of the box thinker, and the total weirdo we have learned to love.

1. Eat gas station sushi?

Crankdat: DON’T do it… i’m not even a sushi guy

Ghastly: Of course, only a real man is brave enough and intelligent enough to appreciate the profound cooking and craftsmanship within the distinct kitchen of 7/11

2. If you pull a lever- you save five people but kill one.

Crankdat: What’s the alternative? I’d say don’t do it… but if all 6 would die… quick maths…….

Ghastly: I would just laser beam them all myself with my laser beam eyes

3. Streak through a festival crowd.

Crankdat: Pfft, do it.

Ghastly: I would streak through a festival crowd, but I wouldn’t want to anyone to know the secret about my 4th nipple

4. Ranch on Pizza?

Crankdat: DO IT ALL DAY EVERY DAY

Ghastly: It is impossible to run an entire ranch on a pizza, this is not logical, you need at least 1 acre

5. Tell your friend their new haircut looks terrible?

Crankdat: DO IT… not a real friend if you let that shit slide….

Ghastly: Yes, friends always tell each other they look terrible, that is what friends are for.

6. Get a drink with your most recent ex?

Crankdat: thats a hard DON’T do it….

Ghastly: Only if she buys it.

7. If you wear a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat for four months straight while on a European tour, you get a $2 mil bonus

Crankdat:  yikes…… I’d probably say do it… but no photo or video.. and only travel in non-english speaking european countries… lol

Ghastly: Change the ‘Make America Great Again’ hat to a ‘Rosie O’Donnell with a fidget spinner in her vagina’ hat, and you got a deal

8. Revive an old pet through killing a current one

Crankdat: Well my last pet was a goldfish and my current pet is a cat… I doubt the fish would sleep on my feet so don’t do it

Ghastly:  If Charles bites me on the face again then yes.

9. Pee in the shower

Crankdat: ………doit…

Ghastly: I pee in the shower everyday, if you don’t then you don’t care about the environment and your personality is likely in the shape of a square

10. Eat the Holy Ship Pizza

Crankdat: I mean i did it…

Ghastly: Always eat holy ship pizza, whether it is preloved or postloved.

11. Book the headlining slot for Fyre Festival 2018

Crankdat: hahahahahaha no jail time for me.. don’t do it

Ghastly: I hear it’s going to be bigger and better than ever this year, and NSYNC is doing a b2b w Cardi B so yes of course

HARD Summer delivers mind-bending 2018 lineup loaded with special back-to-back performances

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HARD Summer is pulling out all the stops for the upcoming edition of the festival, led by one of the event’s most memorable lineups to date. Slated for August 4 – 5, and returning to a familiar venue at Fontana’s Auto Club Speedway, HARD’s flagship event is sticking to their tried and true playbook of marquee dance and hip-hop match ups, laced together by the underground’s finest newcomer talents, dropping off a lineup of over 70 acts. Best of all, 2018 now is officially the year of the back-to-back.

Marshmello, Travis Scott, Louis The Child and Porter Robinson‘s Virtual Self project are all tapped for headlining duties, along with , Louis Vuitton’s newly-signed artistic director and moonlighting DJ Virgil Abloh, and Flosstradamus. In between massive headliners and top-card highlights that include Rick Ross, Slushii, Ekali, San Holo and more, the talent roster is littered with never-before-seen back-to-back performances that could honestly form their own insane lineup.

Diplo and Dillon Francis will share the stage for the first time, and Jauz will join Zeds Dead for a co-headlining slot, Snails and Kill The Noise are apparently allowed to perform together, despite how dangerous that sounds. Four Color Zack and DJ Craze are bringing their 2¢ project to HARD Summer as well as Escapade, Ardalan and Walker & Royce‘s Dirtybird mashup. Borgore and Getter are pairing for an unholy union, and Baauer and A-Trak are joining for another one of their rare tag-team bouts. And these are just the back-to-back sets.

Additional firepower from Mija, k?d, Tokimonsta, Madam X, Joyryde and many more round out one of HARD’s best bookings to date. And with the festival boasting added amenities, updated safety and comfort features, plus a hilarious trailer that pins Diplo as the “Dawson’s Creek looking motherf****r” he is, we’re looking at what could be the most over-the-top edition of HARD Summer yet.

Marshmello impresses on guitar in new acoustic video of ‘FRIENDS’

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Few acoustic versions of electronic tracks retain quite the same energy and pizzaz as the original. Surprisingly, Marshmello and Anne-Marie’s acoustic cover of their hit track “FRIENDS” is quite close to the original, and it is certainly an impressive acoustic take. This is likely thanks to Anne-Marie’s polarizing vocals being the center piece of the song, but that won’t stop anyone from giving Marshmello the credit he deserves for playing the guitar chords perfectly with his peripheral vision undoubtedly thwarted by his Marshmallow-themed helmet.

Insomniac fills out robust 2018 EDC week with over 25 artists and 14 new shows

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Insomniac added over 25 new artists and 14 events to the fifth annual EDC week in Las Vegas, coinciding with the festival’s 22nd annual installment. 

In doing so, the festival welcomes 14 signature party experiences during the week of May 16–23, including the hardstyle focused Basscon Pool Party and two dubstep-fueled Bassrush parties, along with a variety of diverse headliners throughout the week. New programming includes a vast array of parties across the cities hottest nightclubs, including Elephante, Porter Robinson, NGHTMRE, Gryffin, Hot Since 82, Illenium, Yellow Claw, and many more.

Full programming details, more information, and tickets are available here.

NMF Roundup: The Glitch Mob slows things down, Borgeous reups Marshmello, ATTLAS stuns, Daniel Avery delivers + 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.


Break out your Tigers Beat: The White Panda elevates the hottest rising boy band, save for Brockhampton, lifting Why Don’t We’s empowering hit single “Trust Fund Baby” to newfound heights with an injection of feel-good vibes and upbeat danceability that beckons innumerable repeats.

Raito digs into a bag of old-school garage tricks with a burgeoning breakbeat remix of Virtual Self‘s hyperactive, fantasy-themed electronic “Ghost Voices,” transforming the number into an even heavier, drum-sweltering beast.

Borgeous reupholsters Marshmello‘s “FRIENDS” with a most passionate swatch, ditching the track’s acoustics, and accentuating its passionate lyrics tenfold.

Ashley Wallbridge‘s uplifting Gareth Emery rework and effervescent trance tune aligns itself with an era of Armada‘s finest amidst its formal release.

With the vocal help of Tima Dee, Fareoh asserts his versatile studio reign once more.

Midnight Kids consider Shaun Frank‘s “Addicted” in a compelling new ’80s-centric dance-heavy decorum.

Big Gigantic ushers everyone to the dancefloor with a groovy new take on The KnocksFoster The People collaboration.

Though the track’s title and lyrical content is lacking sincere cerebral depth, SNBRN coalesces Peking Duk‘s “Wasted” into a digestible summertime tune, making the number’s monotone vocals and cringeworthy frat bro vibes a smaller, but bearable pill to swallow.

Marcel Dettman‘s burgeoning warehouse Mount Kimbie remix of “Four Years And One Day” meets streaming services as a meticulously crafted far cry from its shoegazey original.

The Glitch Mob slow things down with Elohim, showcasing their softer side, and highlighting their carefully calculated production capabilities.

Junior Sanchez embodies the essence that’s come to define him on “Forget” — always moving forward, without ever losing sight of where he’s been.

Sofi Tukker busts out a thrashing, ridiculously colorful new tune ahead of their debut album Treehouse out next Friday, April 13, elevating its anticipation to unforeseen heights.

ATTLAS is at home in the treetops and ensures listeners his glittery techno is a style which will only continue to define an era of mau5trap in years to come.

At long last Chris Lake has found his mind…. It seems this beat has taken it, and we’re glad to finally have it back, even if it was just for the sake of this one tantalizing tune.

Daniel Avery’s cavernous, contemplative techno album Song For Alpha has arrived. Perhaps best encapsulating the aforementioned, “Glitter” is a flurry from the club space, rife with atmosphere, and embedded influence of the greats that came before him.

Saving the best for last, Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and composer Ólafur Arnalds bestows his latest sonic gift “re:member.” Enough said.

South West Four reveals final lineup phase, bringing on Benny Benassi, Louis The Child and Sam Feldt

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Marking the fifteen year anniversary of the landmark festival, South West Four plans to commemorate with quite the celebration. Affectionately nicknamed SW4, the festival has been unveiling their extensive lineup over the past few months, and announcing some of the largest names in dance music. Held over the weekend of August 25–26 in London, England, SW4 has released their final phase of acts to round out the wide variety of international talent. Amongst the latest additions are Benny Benassi, Louis The Child and Sub Focus, an indication to the diversity of dance music that the festival showcases.

Headliners for this two-day festival include Armin Van Buuren, Dizzee Rascal, and Marshmello, marking a very special performance as it’s his only UK show for 2018. With ten genre-curated stages that bring together the best of UK house, drum n’ bass, and many others, the 15th anniversary is set to be their biggest year yet.

SW4

Single day, and weekend festival passes are available online

Electric Zoo unveils first phase of tenth anniversary lineup

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Made Event’s New York-based electronic veteran, Electric Zoo will reach double-digits this year. Slated to return to its long time home of Randall’s Island Park on Labor Day Weekend from August 31–September 2, Electric Zoo’s celebration of a decade of production will see dance music titans Kaskade, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, and Virtual Self as event headliners.

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The first phase of the festival’s supplements its superstar headliners with an array of supporting talent, including 3LAU, Alan Walker, Justin Martin, Illenium, REZZ, and many more. Electric Zoo’s ‘Big 10’ bash will additionally feature stages curated by Anjunabeats, Deadbeats, Hyperhouse, and Sunday School.

Tickets to Electric Zoo’s tenth birthday party are currently on sale to the general public, and can be purchased here.