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.

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Jauz, Kinetic Field

NGHTMRE, Kinetic Field

Tiësto, Kinetic Field

Marshmello, Kinetic Field

Moksi, Kinetic Field

Chris Lake, Kinetic Field

 

NGHTMRE puts his signature style on Flosstradamus and Smokepurpp’s ‘MVP’

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It’s no secret that NGHTMRE stormed the music scene ever since his release of “Street,” where he showed his creativity by sampling a pan and turning it into one of the biggest trap songs of 2015. Since then he has seen massive success from his own headline tours to more hard hitting originals and of course remixes.

Now, the producer is back with another face melter in the form of a remix for Flosstradamus and Smokepurpp’s “MVP.” The original was enough to get us bouncing and singing along, however NGHTMRE adds his special touch and turns it into a song that you are now aggressively dancing to and probably uncontrollably shouting lyrics in your friends face.

With the heaviest of synths, punchy kicks and crispy snares, NGHTMRE welcomes you into the weekend.

Snowbombing Canada returns for second year as winter sports and dance music wonderland (photography by Justine Trickett & Giles Smith)

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Slander and Wavedash team up for dubstep track ‘Move Back’

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Excision‘s Lost Lands just announced the addition of Slander to its 2018 festival lineup, and on cue, Slander have released a new dirty dubstep track with Wavedash titled “Move Back.”

With its hard drops and cutting dubstep chords, the track is sure to be a hit in the bass community, and a feature of Slander’s Lost Lands set. Those who are a fan of the duo’s earlier heavy collaborations with NGHTMRE will certainly be drawn to this new track. Wavedash are quickly ascending into notoriety in the electronic music scene, and they are rumored to have a heavy slate of releases in store for 2018. “Move Back” is out via Insomniac Records.

NGHTMRE & Dillon Francis – Another Dimension (YOOKiE Remix)

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New York-based producing duo YOOKiE released a highly energetic remix of NGHTMRE and Dillon Francis‘ “Another Dimension.” The artists emphatically showcase a sound that deviates from the original by adding slower beats in the drop that are saturated with intense throttles of bass and peaks of synth. NGHTMRE and Dillon Francis’ creation features a heavier dubstep sound, while YOOKiE adds more of a trap style with rumbling kicks and rhythmic, distorted vocals.

YOOKiE is known for their revved up tone categorized by infectious layers of sound seamlessly placed together to create lively, yet edgy productions which make groovin along irresistible. With dramatic builds and thrilling climaxes, YOOKiE keeps listeners on their toes for the entire duration of each track they master. YOOKiE’s intriguing take on NGHTMRE and Dillon Francis’ “Another Dimension” will undoubtedly have listeners craving more from the innovative artists.

Headbangers, rejoice: Lost Lands’ second lineup is here

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Headbangers’ head honcho, Excision, has unearthed the lineup for the second edition of Lost Lands.

Following last year’s installment of colossal proportions, Lost Lands returns to Thornville, Ohio with a monumental 1,000,000 watts of bass, two full-size main stages, performances by Flux Pavilion, REZZ, Ganja White Night, Illenium, Jauz, Slander, NGHTMRE, Excision himself, and many, many more.

If the event is anything like last year’s fervent installment, attendees can expect a wallowing wonderland of extinction and bygone friends to be made. Excision will perform an exclusive b2b with Downlink, there will be late night camp parties, and three times as many dinosaurs.

More information and tickets are available here.

 

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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.

Exclusive: Meet FANGS, the breakout artist with an all star team that’s poised to take 2018 by storm

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While ascending artists usually come out of the gate ready to prove themselves with a SoundCloud full of music and a hungry drive, few make their entrance with a live show and a stacked artist team. For FANGS, producer Danny D’Brito, this is exactly what his foray into his solo music career looks like.

In fact, the artist recently  enlisted one of the top agents in the industry, Ben Hogan, who represents the likes of NGHTMRE, Slander and Elohim, to take his career to the next level. Hogan was one of the many agents vying for the artist due to his ‘triple threat’ potential, which is a position even the most high profile producers in the game rarely face.

FANGS’ great ‘potential’ is the sum of a multitude of factors. He’s a self-taught musician who plays guitar, drums, bass, and the keys. He is a former member of the group Brass-Knuckles and opened his own recording studio at just 22. This collection of experiences led him to the fortuitous position he is currently in for his artist debut as FANGS.

The production quality of his releases speak for themselves, and FANGS’ newest track “Venom” will almost certainly find its home as a club hit with an other-worldly vibe and an upbeat tech-house backbone. Deep vocals propel the melody onward, and the dynamic track leaves the listener wanting more at its close. It also begs the question of what the artists’ live show will look like, as the track is practically manufactured to captivate an audience.

To accompany the track, the artist has released a glossy music video — premiered exclusively via Dancing Astronaut — with visuals that are equal parts harrowing and intoxicating. Poisonous snakes and models writhe across the screen as the track’s spare vocal refrain flashes atop the melee.


 

While “Venom” is distinctly tech house, FANGS’ future productions range from house to radio worthy progressive hits, lending him the versatility it takes to make it in today’s electronic music scene.

Dancing Astronaut spoke with the rising artist about what we can expect from his impending live show, how his team will be instrumental in his 2018 ascension, and his view on the industry today. Read the full interview below:

 


 

1. If you had to set specific goals for yourself in 2018, what would those be? What can we expect from you this year?

I feel the 2018 goal is really all about my music exploration! I’m really looking forward to finally bringing the FANGS live show out to the public. It’s been a lot of late nights curating and planning all the details for this upcoming year. We’re now just focusing on implementing my music in phases, and feeling out the markets and rooms we will launch in.

 

 

2. Your live show has been described as a ‘multi-dimensional’ experience. What does that mean, and when will we be able to see it?

I feel music and visuals make the perfect marriage in expression. My goal has always been to have my music tell a story and evoke feelings — I’m definitely keen on visuals helping to paint that picture. I just feel the two work so well together, so in my eyes, they are one in the same. That’s why I’ve made it a point to have all my releases accompanied by a music video or visual vignette.

With that said, when it comes to the live show experience, I want to be able to utilize all of our exploratory senses. I’d reference ‘Pink Floyd’s The Wall’ tour which is still going strong these days thanks to Roger Waters. He puts on a complete live musical and visual spectacle with a narrative from beginning to end.

I want to focus on incorporating projections, physical props and performers that help tell the story. We are currently working on some exciting plans and incorporating some unconventional technology that can potentially take my live show format to a new experience.
3. You’ve got quite a team behind you. You’ve also been in this industry for a while. How integral would you say having a stellar team is to an artist’s success in the commercialized electronic world we now live in?
Having a stellar team is vital and the ultimate key to success for any artists’ career. It would be an understatement to say how proud and grateful I am for my management team, Summer Chàpin and Tom Williams, as well as my agent Ben Hogan at Circle. They are a constant inspiration to me and their belief in FANGS is what propels us forward.

There are many moving parts in this industry and it’s nearly impossible for one person to properly cover all the various aspects alone. I’ve got a team of professionals that are experts in their given field, which allows me to focus on producing the art. They help orchestrate my career and are the spearhead to so many new opportunities.

Having a team that is not only qualified, but that you consider family is essential for getting real skin in this game.

 

4. Does your previous experience of being a part of a production trio, opening your own music studio, and producing a variety of genres give you a different view of the celebrity DJ/Producer world than your peers since you have been involved in so many different layers of this scene?
I have no doubt that when it comes to this world, experience can mean everything. I’ve experienced many high moments, and extreme low blows in my journey in music. Experience develops foresight and keeps your ego in check. You learn not to get too excited and interpret things for what they are. You take in your good and bad experiences as lessons to better your journey moving forward.

I’ve also had the opportunity to produce and collaborate in so many genres across the spectrum. It really allowed me to have versatility when it comes to not being pigeonholed musically and allows me to evolve freely with the times. You will learn a lot from others when collaborating. It teaches you how to work, listen and take criticism from others.

By understanding how others work, you get a better understanding of yourself. Some of the biggest producers I had the opportunity in working with were the most open minded and inquisitive people I’ve ever met.

 

 

5. What kind of music would we find you listening to at home when no one is around?

I’m definitely a student of music. I have a decent sized record collection spanning classical music to music from the 1930’s to today. It’s fair to say I listen to everything. Music is music.

The more variety I listen to and the more that absorbs into my brain, the bigger the palate I have to pull from when creating new music. When working in the studio, especially with songwriters, I tend to pull the most left-field obscure references that end up being totally relevant to the project at hand. I think it’s important for all artists to open their creative minds to the decades of music out there for us to feast on.

Don’t limit your ears to just the flavor of the week or month. Genres I’ve been listening to heavy in the last couple of weeks have been Industrial, Indie, experimental, electronic female artists from Nordic countries like Hanne Hukkelberg, Jazz / Bossa Nova, Trip Hop, Deep, Tech, G house and Metal.

NGHTMRE & Dillon Francis drop music video for hard-hitting ‘Another Dimension’

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NGHTMRE and Dillon Francis fans were in for a treat when the duo dropped “Another Dimension,” arguably one of the hardest song we have heard the artists drop. The track has graced mainstages around the world, and now the pair have released an accompanying music video.

In the video, Francis and NGHTMRE enter a virtual reality world on a vivid psychedelic trip. They go on otherworldly adventure, and watching is sure to expand your psyche and elevate your senses.

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Hakkasan and Omnia announce December & NYE programming

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The Hakkasan Group has announced their December programming schedule for the rest of the month, including New Years Eve weekend performances. The storied list of events features such world renowned DJs and performers as Zedd, Travis Scott, and Calvin Harris among others. Anyone looking for thrills on the Vegas strip need look no further to quench their dance floor thirst this December.

 

Hakkasan Nightclub:

 

Sunday, December 17
Main Room: Closed
Ling Ling Club: Phoreyz

 

Thursday, December 21
Main Room: Closed

Ling Ling Club: Dash

 

Friday, December 22
Main Room: Closed
Ling Ling Club: MK

 

Saturday, December 23
Main Room: Closed
Ling Ling Club: Phoreyz

 

Sunday, December 24
Main Room: EC Twins

 

Friday, December 29
Main Room: Party Favor
Ling Ling Club: Phoreyz

 

Saturday, December 30
Main Room: Tiesto
Ling Ling Club: OB-One

 

Sunday, December 31
Main Room: Steve Aoki
Ling Ling Club: Melo-D

 

 

OMNIA Nightclub:

 

Friday, December 15
Main Club: Mark Eteson
Heart of OMNIA:  MK

 

Saturday, December 16
Main Club: Jeff Retro
Heart of OMNIA: Phoreyz

 

Sunday, December 17
Heart of OMNIA: Dash

 

Tuesday, December 19
Main Club: Mark Eteson
Heart of OMNIA: Closed

 

Thursday, December 21
Heart of OMNIA: Mondo

 

Friday, December 22
Main Club: Closed
Heart of OMNIA: Mikey Francis

 

Saturday, December 23
Main Club: Closed
Heart of OMNIA: Mondo

 

Sunday, December 24
Closed

 

Tuesday, December 26
Closed

 

Thursday, December 28
Main Club: Closed
Heart of OMNIA: Mikey Francis

 

Friday, December 29
Main Club: Zedd
Heart of OMNIA: DJ Stretch

 

Saturday, December 30
Main Club: Travis Scott
Heart of OMNIA: DJ Shift

 

Sunday, December 31
Main Club: Calvin Harris
Heart of OMNIA: Turbulence
Terrace: Fabian

 

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