NMF Roundup: Oliver Heldens remixes CHIC, SLANDER and Spag Heddy team up, Ray Volpe flips Ookay + more

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NMF Roundup: Oliver Heldens remixes CHIC, SLANDER and Spag Heddy team up, Ray Volpe flips Ookay + moreOcaso Festival Tamarindo By Pablo Murillo 06 01 2018 0525

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday.

This week’s releases are true stunners. After announcing a collaboration with Lights back in July, deadmau5 has finally unveiled “Drama Free” as part of his mau5ville: Level 2 EP. Oliver Heldens throws it back four decades by remixing CHIC‘s 1978 hit “Le Freak,” adding in a pounding bass to accentuate the original’s groovy beat. Bingo Players and Bali Bandits bring the funk with “Body Rock,” and SLANDER and Spag Heddy waste no time setting “Running to You” on fire. Ray Volpe puts his own spin on Ookay‘s “In My Mind,” while Party Favor taps Naïka for the hefty “Blame.” As part of What So Not‘s Not All The Beautiful Things remix package, AC Slater‘s put his signature bass-fueled house spin on the famous “Goh.” Kill Paris has put his own laid-back twist on Alison Wonderland‘s “Easy,” and Ross From Friends thrills with a take on Thundercat‘s “Friend Zone.”

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.

Photo credit: Pablo Murillo

First Listen: Alisa Ueno & Edward Vigiletti – Is That It (produced by NERVO)

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First Listen: Alisa Ueno & Edward Vigiletti – Is That It (produced by NERVO)Alisa Ueno Press Shot

High fashion meets club-ready electronic dance music on Alisa Ueno and Edward Vigiletti’s head-turning new team up, “Is That It.” Ueno, head of Tokyo-based fashion imprint Fig & Viper has enlisted the help of Vigiletti and superstar Australian DJ duo NERVO for a new club-ready setlist weapon that’s bound for heavy rotations on the international DJ circuit. Bouncy, textured electro chords matched with a looping hook give the new collaboration equal parts undoubtable club flair and pop-leaning sensibility.

Fans might recognize Ueno’s credentials alongside EDM power duo Sofi Tukker on “Best Friend,” which makes her latest original work, “Is That It,” an obvious extension of the emerging producer’s sound. Meanwhile, Edward Vigiletti is fresh off of the release of his debut five track EP Xsc8pism. The new electro belter is in place to elevate both parties presence on the club circuit, and with some added star power from NERVO and an aesthetically pleasing new music video to boot, “Is That It” is a worthy late-summer addition to pregame playlists.

Sofi Tukker – Best Friend (Oliver Heldens Remix)

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Featuring NERVO, The Knocks, and Alisa Ueno, Sofi Tukker produced the hit single, “Best Friend” last year, which features melodic instrumentation of saxophone, bass guitar, and intriguing percussion. Oliver Heldens has put his own spin on the slow-burning track, taking the piece to new, exhilarating heights. With a revved-up tempo, harmonic builds of colorful notes, and the bruising, distinct Heldens signature sound, “Best Friend” receives a glamorous deep house makeover from the Dutch producer.

His remix of “Best Friend” marks his second production of the new year, as Heldens’ previous collaboration with Dada Life, “Live Vibrations,” was dropped earlier in January. Heldens has been grinding out new music over the past several months, and with a ton of rumored unreleased music on the horizon, we are eagerly waiting for what he has in store for this year.

Details emerge for Disneyland Paris’ second edition of Electroland

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Everyone seems to want a piece of the electronic music scene these days, and Disney certainly isn’t excluded. Last year, Disneyland Paris hosted its first ever electronic music festival called Electroland in celebration of the park’s 25th birthday. Although its quarter of a century birthday celebrations are over, the park has chosen to continue with the festival after a successful first event.

The 2017 rendition of Electroland featured Steve Aoki and Nervo as headliners, and Disneyland Paris just announced the 2018 lineup and details. This year, Disneyland Paris is bringing on Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Afrojack, and Robin Schulz as headliners in addition to Bob Sinclair and Klingande playing the open air festival. The Hollywood Tower Hotel will be outfitted with state of the art lights, screens, and special effects to match the DJs’ performances.

Fans can mark their calendars for June 29th and 30th, which are the official dates for the 2018 version of the Disneyland Paris event.

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H/T DJ Mag

Tomorrowland announces addition of Dua Lipa, Rødhåd b2b Âme, Pan-Pot, and more to lineup

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As the countdown to festival season continues, Tomorrowland has been gradually releasing the names that will grace the stages of one of the world’s most celebrated festivals. Along with the January announcements that brought on artists like Alesso, Alison Wonderland, Prydz, the Belgian festival has announced the addition of nearly 20 more artists to kick off February.

Tomorrowland 2018 lineup additions:

2ManyDJs

Armand van Helden

Bedouin

Curtis Alto

Dua Lipa

Henri PFR

Lil Pump

Nervo

Nora en Pure

Pan-Pot

Rødhåd b2b Âme

Roger Sanchez

Sam Feldt Live

Slushii

Steve Aoki

Sub Zero Project

Todd Terry

Underworld

Tomorrowland will return to Boom, Belgium July 20–July 22 and July 27-July 29. Tickets and travel packages are still available here.

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NERVO & Danny Avila partner with Doctors Without Borders for humanitarian fundraiser

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When NERVO and Danny Avila released their beach party anthem “LOCO” on Spinnin’ Records in October of last year, the track quickly garnered over 1.1 million streams on Spotify and over 800k YouTube plays.

With the success of track and their busy touring schedules, Avila and NERVO have visited numerous countries, experienced tons of new cultures and thus, had the chance to share special moments with people from all corners of the globe. Most of these encounters are positive ones, but the artists were also often reminded that not everybody they meet is in a position to enjoy life as freely as others.

To help those in need of aid in areas affected by natural disasters, conflict, epidemics or exclusion from health care, the artists have teamed up to raise money for Doctors Without Borders, the charity dedicated to providing vital support and relief to those affected by these issues worldwide.

For donations of 100–1000€, Danny and NERVO will be giving away special tiered rewards like show tickets, V-MODA branded headphones, backstage passes, and a meet & greet + photo session with the artists.

The fundraiser ends January 31, 2018. Donate here.

 

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Sofi Tukker give their track ‘Best Friend’ some house vibes in new remix

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Grammy-nominated duo Sofi Tukker has returned with a new remix for their most recent collaboration, “Best Friend,” featuring Nervo, The Knocks and Alisa Ueno. The NYC-based producers, who experienced a career breakthrough with their 2016 album, Soft Animals, are currently supporting ODESZA on their “A Moment Apart” tour and had the original track featured on an iPhone X commercial. Now, they’ve created some new material for their opening sets as well as dance clubs around the globe.

Maintaining the high energy of the original, Sofi Tukker packs on some deep synths, conga samples and a more rapid bass-line, giving the track a dance-y, house music feel. It clearly resembles the type of music heard during Brazil’s annual Carnival party, hence the “Carnaval Remix.”

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NERVO and Danny Avila drop off ‘LOCO’ new video

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Australia’s feverish female power duo — perhaps the most vivacious in the entire electronic realm — the venerable NERVO has joined forces with Danny Avila on a totally “LOCO” number.

Capitalizing on the ever tantalizing tropical sentiment is a heat wave of a number sure to reach fans worldwide with its palpable energy. Kicking off with the strums of an authentic guitar, “LOCO” welcomes its listeners into the balmy world of NERVO and Danny Avila. It’s certain NERVO knows how to get a party started, but more importantly, they know how to strengthen its numbers, as throughout the video — the tune and party — only continue to grow by way of luscious guitar licks, striking synths, and a stellar feature from Reverie.

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DVBBS release 10-track ‘Blood Of My Blood’ EP

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After a summer of touring worldwide, Canadian duo DVBBS have released their 10-track EP, Blood Of My Blood.

The EP features collaborations with a versatile mix of artists including Belly, 24hrs, Nervo, Cisco Adler and Happy Sometimes.

Blood Of My Blood kicks off with “Parallel Lines,” which was released three months ago as a single. Throughout the EP, DVBBS keep the summer vibes flowing with smooth beats and easygoing lyrics. It ramps up the intensity in spots, with hip-hop vibes on “You Found Me” and a racing, festival-ready collaboration with GTA, “Fiya Blaza.”

Blood Of My Blood is out now on Ultra Music.

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DVBBS have teamed up with Nervo for a seasonal anthem “Make It Last.”

The duo’s latest offering is an upbeat, blissfully bass-heavy track with glossy vocals and intoxicating, nocturnal visuals. The track’s chill future bass backbone sits under an infectious pop hook. The track will appear on DVBBS’ forthcoming EP Blood of My Blood (B.O.M.B). 

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