Justice releases ‘Chorus (WWW)’ off highly anticipated ‘Woman Worldwide’ album, dropping Aug. 24

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Justice releases ‘Chorus (WWW)’ off highly anticipated ‘Woman Worldwide’ album, dropping Aug. 24Justice Woman Worldwide Chorus

Justice have released the third single, “Chorus (WWW),” off their highly anticipated 15-track Woman Worldwide album, set to drop Aug. 24 via Ed Banger Records / Because Music. Alongside the new track, Gaspard and Xavier also dropped the teaser video for Woman Worldwide. The remade “Chorus” track from their 2016 Woman album takes liberty of the catchy synth melody by adding a driving four-on-the-floor kick that transforms the original into their signature style of electro-house madness. Long-form anticipation remains a focal point for the remake project.

Woman Worldwide is a result of Justice re-writing several of the Woman album’s pieces while performing them live on tour. Discovery of new sonic avenues within countless crowd experimentation brought them back to their studio in Paris to polish their newer versions.

With the album just one week away, Justice are embarking on a special four-city screening of the VR experience “Chorus VR,” developed in partnership with WITHIN. Premiered earlier at this year’s 2018 Sundance Film Festival, “Chorus VR” transforms the experiencer into a fantastical female warrior with a journey ahead of her in faraway Tron-like fantasy worlds from the ’80s. The VR experience will open in Los Angeles, Paris, Sydney, and Brussels on Aug. 23.

Justice will continue to tour across the globe with upcoming festival dates at Austin City Limits and Life Is Beautiful.

Honey Dijon and The Black Madonna to debut new project Black Honey at Teksupport NYC

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Underground electronic event curators Teksupport have announced a slew of new performances to take place in New York City through the end of 2018. Among those event announcements are two projects to debut at each of their events, one of those being Âme || Âme, from the German production duo of the same name. The show, a hybrid between DJ set and live performance, has been on the circuit in Europe, but the Innervisions label heads will debut the show in America on December 14.

The entirely new project Teksupport is ushering into the NYC scene is in the form of a new duo from two leading artists in their field. The Black Madonna — a DJ who has become more and more respected across underground circles since her debut in 2014 — and Honey Dijon – a house and fashion icon in her own right – will partner up on a unique b2b performance. Under a new name Black Honey, the two will make house history for their first gig at The Black Madonna’s We Still Believe Party that will hit 99 Scott in Brooklyn on September 28.


Photo credit: The Teksupport team

Skrillex booked for double duty New Year’s Eve festivals

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Skrillex booked for double duty New Year’s Eve festivalsSkrille NYE 1

These days, a Skrillex set is hard to come by. However, this New Year’s Eve, fans will help him ring in 2019 at not only the previously-announced Snowta in Minneapolis, but at Arizona’s most coveted NYE experience, Decadence the day before.

Skrillex is no stranger to Decadence, either. He and Diplo closed out the fest in 2015 together in the height of their short-lived stint as Jack Ü. This year, Skrilly will join Porter Robinson as Decadence co-headliners to be announced thus far.

While the rest of the lineup for Decadence has yet to be announced, previously-booked acts have included Kaskade, deadmau5, Disclosure. Needless to say, the event is an inexorable can’t-miss for Arizonian EDM enthusiasts.

Decadence will be held December 30-31. Tickets are available now.

WAV Media and Mixmag launch ‘MAGNIFIED’ to amplify artists’ careers

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WAV Media and Mixmag launch ‘MAGNIFIED’ to amplify artists’ careersJake West For Insomniac 2 Min

Many dance music artists aspire to make a career out of their craft, but cutting through the large pool of competition is often difficult task. WAV Media and their Mixmag partners endeavored to help musicians achieve such a goal, and have since birthed “Magnified” as a solution.

The series does what its name implies. Ten artists who sign up for a WAV Media account will be handpicked to be “Magnified,” with each being covered extensively in Mixmag and the WAV platform through exclusive interviews, videos, and performances. Fans will be given an intimate look into their processes that will only further their reputations as the next generation of top talent.

Ten artists, which include J. Worra, Cassian, Octo Octa, and more, have already been chosen for the inaugural round; however, the occasion has led to the Magnified hosts opening the class up for two more artists. Those chosen will score their own Mixmag Lab, a festival slot, and the extensive media attention that their counterparts are already set to receive.

More information on how to become ‘MAGNIFIED’ here

WAV Media began in LA as a platform dedicated to the artists. It’s forged partnerships with a number of media outlets across the musical spectrum to empower creators on the front end, while also providing a convenient back end for artists to more effectively track and grow their audience. With Magnified now in session, the process could be even more expedited for those driven enough.


Photo credit: Jake West

Frankie Knuckles’ beloved Chicago mural set for rebirth

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Frankie Knuckles’ beloved Chicago mural set for rebirthFrankie Knuckles Mural Chicago

Three years after its demolition, the beloved Frankie Knuckles mural is set to return to the Windy City in a new location.

The mural first appeared in Chicago’s Logan Square following the passing of the house music legend in March of 2014. After a little over a year, the tribute was destroyed after its host building suffered severe water damage. The vibrant tribute quickly became a landmark, attracting house heads from around the globe. The sudden removal of the mural dismayed the city’s art and music community, and it wasn’t long before the local street artist creators of the original launched a successful GoFundMe campaign to restore the tribute.

Knuckles is universally recognized as a central figure in the genesis of house music. After moving to Chicago from the Bronx in the late 1970s, he helped to expand and push the sound to new levels of recognition. The Frankie Knuckles Foundation announced Wednesday that a new permanent home has finally been found – and hinted strongly that the unveiling will take place on Frankie Knuckles Day (August 25):

“It is with great pleasure that we announce the relocation of this great tribute to our beloved Frankie. After months of meetings and various site visits we finally found a new home for it…thanks to the generosity of Levar Hoard and the B_line this beautiful tribute has a new home. We will be celebrating completion of their work next week on Frankie Knuckles Day Saturday August 25th…please join us as we celebrate. Details to be announced shortly.”

Avicii’s father makes first public appearance since Avicii’s death to accept award on son’s behalf

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Avicii’s father makes first public appearance since Avicii’s death to accept award on son’s behalfAvicii

Sweden’s largest music awards ceremony, the Swedish Rockbjörnen posthumously honored Avicii with the award for the song of the year for “Without You.” Presented by Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, the awards show determined the song of the year victor by fan nominations and ensuing vote counts.

Avicii’s father Klas Bergling accepted the award on behalf of his son at Rockbjörnen on August 15. “I am happy to have been given the opportunity to be here tonight to say thank you for the amazing award that you have rewarded Time and Sandro [Avicii’s ‘Without You’ collaborator] and to everyone of you who have voted for ‘Without You,’ an amazing song,” Bergling stated. “But also, and perhaps foremost, to say thank you for all and every amazing tribute you have given Tim and his music. From all his fans and others, from churches, schools, festivals, and so many more. It’s been almost incomprehensible and it has warmed our hearts, all of the family, during this hard time, so again a big thank you to everyone,” Bergling added.

H/T: Billboard

All My Friends Festival to make vehement LA debut: Check out DA’s must-see acts

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All My Friends Festival to make vehement LA debut: Check out DA’s must-see actsDestructo Live Dancing Astronaut

The city of Los Angeles’ continual role in hip-hop and electronic dance music — not to mention the underground niches that helped birth what we now know as the mainstream music in each genre — has only continued to build upon itself over the years. From the days when gangsta rap reigned, to the birth of G-funk and the underground rave scenes, the city’s symbiotic relationship with the two genres is irrefutable.

Today, in an era of festival superfluousness where festivals seem to be dropping off the map like flies, it’s seeming to be inevitable that very few will sustain. That said, Los Angeles’ All My Friends festival seems destined to succeed despite its freshness on the festival circuit. 2018 marks its first year.

Judging by the Billboard hot chart dominations, streaming numbers, and the sheer fact that the teens love both genres — and of course the fact that we live in a world that caters almost entirely to these factors — there seems no better way to christen the city of Los Angeles’ influence in the genres than for it to host a proper celebration. All My Friends is here to host said celebration, as Los Angeles’ finest meeting of dance and hip-hop music in recent memory.

What’s more of the inaugural All My Friends is that not only is the lineup an impressive 40-deep presentation of the genre’s hottest acts, but that its trend-cognizant curation is concise. Thanks to its curator, Gary Richards and AMFAMFAMF, the dance brand he created at LiveStyle, All My Friends’ calculated debut takes place over the two-day time span this August 18th and 19th. With just three stages, AMF is simple, but in that simplicity lies the best thing music can offer: the possibility to connect and build new friendships. As Richards recently told Billboard, “All the cool people in my life, I know through music… ‘All My Friends’ really has a deep-rooted meaning.”

Ahead of the festival’s debut, Dancing Astronaut‘s compiled the five must-see acts, and although the lineup’s not necessarily a daunting display, that really just means that its attendees can’t go wrong no matter who they end up seeing.

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Jamie xx

Although Jamie Smith’s All My Friends jaunt does come complete with other Los Angeles dates — or rather, it was intended to, up until the unfortunate cancelation of Goldenvoice’s FYF Festival — it still feels like a rare circumstance. Following his recent stint at San Francisco’s Outside Lands, Smith’s performance as Jamie xx promises an ephemeral experience. Like the chilling air to his 2015 album In Colour, Smith’s performances promise euphoria, nostalgia, jovial dancing, and maybe even some tears, but with his only other public appearance for the rest of this year being at the esteemed Oasis festival in Marrakech, All My Friends is certainly one that’s not to be missed. As such, Jamie xx will be closing out the festival Sunday evening on the main AMFAMFAMF stage. It’ll be a fitting ending to the debut affair.

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Yo Gotti

No hip-hop heavy festival would be complete without the addition of Yo Gotti. Consider the facts — “Rake It Up,” “Champions,” and “Down In The DMs” — all of which are party anthems and all of which cement the anthemic proportions of Gotti. His set promises to be an essential weekend experience.

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Barclay Crenshaw

Any devout Dirtybird fan will tell you that the flock’s hip-hop affinity runs deep. Long story short, it’s nest overseer, also known as Claude VonStroke, began experimenting with hip-hop, jungle, and drum ‘n’ bass long before the label’s inception. Today, Barclay has a collaboration with The Cool Kids — enough said.

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Chris Lorenzo

Chris Lorenzo‘s garnered support from major labels like Dirtybird, Food Music, and Night Bass and collaborated with some of the biggest names in EDM — Skrillex, Steve Aoki, and Chris Lake — to name a few. But, he’s also a vehement producer in his own right, too – known for his distinct remixes of Disclosure, Rudimental, A-Trak, and more.

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RL Grime

RL Grime‘s All My Friends performance comes fresh on the heels of his highly-anticipated sophomore album release. NOVA is a sound marriage of the two worlds of R&B and EDM – where melodic rap and R&B refrains from hip-hop and R&B heavyweights bridge the gap between the two genres and EDM.

  Check out the festival’s set times below and snag any last-minute tickets here.

All My Friends Festival to make vehement LA debut: Check out DA’s must-see actsAll My Friends Lineup

The Black Madonna’s Grand Theft Auto DJ set is here

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The Black Madonna’s Grand Theft Auto DJ set is hereThe Black Madonna GTA DJ Set 1

Live in London, via radio airwaves through BBC Radio 1 and in the virtual world on Grand Theft Auto After Hours expansion; The Black Madonna has been crushing sets. Various live GTA sets have been streamed through Resident Advisor, and they finally released one that house heads have been holding out for: Chicago’s own The Black Madonna.

When the preliminary trailer dropped, it was made aware the popular video game was bringing in resident house DJs to its infamous Los Santos city capital. The DJs included were Solomun, Dixon, Black Madonna, and Tale of UsResident Advisor released live sets from Dixon and Tale of Us. Solomun released a music video for his single, “Customer is King,” and it was shot entirely within the game of Grand Theft Auto V. Now, The Black Madonna is put on center stage with her immaculate track selection and radiant presence.  Even she thought Rockstar Games did a stellar job in capturing her unique motions behind the decks.

All My Friends festival set times have arrived

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All My Friends festival set times have arrivedDestructo Live Dancing Astronaut

With Destructo officially having parted ways with HARD Summer before its July 2018 edition, All My Friends comes in perfect timing as his phoenix project that rises from the ashes. On August 18 and 19, the two-day festival takes over downtown Los Angeles with some of hip-hop and EDM’s biggest names.

With artists like RL Grime, Gucci Mane, Chris Lake, M.I.A., Jamie XX, Anna Lunoe, and Wax Motif (the list goes on), fans can look forward to two days of live music, fun, and everlasting memories. This year serves as the grand opening as All My Friends takes over the ROW DTLA, an outdoor venue typically used as a creative space and shopping destination.

Tucked away on the outskirts of LA’s Arts District, attendees can look forward to three stages with a long list of talent is curated by DJ/producer Destructo himself. With the success of his past endeavors (HARD Summer, Holy Ship), the All My Friends founder stays consistent in bridging the gap between all genres in music.

The main AMFAMFAMF stage will showcase the ‘Big Six’ headliners: RL Grime, Gucci Mane, Jhene Aiko on Saturday, and M.I.A., Jamie XX, and Armand Van Helden on Sunday. The entire bill consists of 39 acts total, with plenty of time to celebrate.

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Getter announces long-awaited new LP, ‘Visceral,’ on mau5trap

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Getter announces long-awaited new LP, ‘Visceral,’ on mau5trapGetter Visceral Mau5trap

Getter has been suspiciously low-key this past year – and now it’s clear the “Forget It” producer is ready to burst back on the scene with his Visceral LP, landing Sept. 28 on deadmau5’s mau5trap imprint.

Getter had been dropping teasers for the full-length album, but it wasn’t until his vocal-fueled future bass cut “All Is Lost” landed on July’s mau5ville: Level 1 that the producer’s partnership with the mau5 come into focus. The surprising pair first hit it off at at a recent video game conference and began plotting releases soon after. The brash and bombastic style fans have come to expect from Getter will take a fresh turn with his new label digs, exploring a deeper sound consistent with the legendary imprint’s offerings.

The album promises to be a personal and inspired project for the Shred Collective founder, continuing the producer’s evolution while keeping roots in the hard-hitting style fans devoured on releases from OWSLA and Rottun Recordings.