New James Blake album, ‘Assume Form’ purportedly on deck for release this month

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New James Blake album, ‘Assume Form’ purportedly on deck for release this monthJames Blake 1

Last month, the multi-talented Brit, James Blake, set the scene up in a blaze of intrigue, taunting his crowd with an unreleased André 3000 (of Outkast) collaboration at a Brooklyn DJ set.

Now, thanks to the hyper-vigilant Reddit community (specifically user: Misfitxxx) and a leaked Amazon link, all signs point toward a full-length album from the singer/songwriter, entitled Assume Form. The since-deleted Amazon pre-sale page indicated the album–purportedly slated for a Jan 25 release date–will feature a grocery-list-length sundry of illustrious industry faces from Travis Scott (whom Blake collaborated with for Astroworld-housed “STOP TRYING TO BE GOD”) to Spanish songstress, Rosalía.

Given Blake’s affinity for precipitate album-dropping (2016’s The Colour in Anything), a sans-promo (almost) release is certainly within the realm of possibility for the 1–800–Dinosaur producer.

Below is the tracklist as it appeared on the Amazon pre-sale page:

01 – “Assume Form”
02 – “Mile High”
03 – “Tell Them”
04 – “Into The Red”
05 – “Barefoot In The Park”
06 – “Can’t Believe The Way We Flow”
07 – “Are You In Love?”
08 – “Where’s The Catch?”
09 – “I’ll Come Too”
10 – “Power On”
11 – “Don’t Miss It”
12 – “Lullaby For My Insomniac”
 

 

11 things we learned from Wolfgang Gartner’s recent Reddit AMA

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11 things we learned from Wolfgang Gartner’s recent Reddit AMAWolfgang Gartner

Wolfgang Gartner rose from the ashes with his new Medicine EP that showcased his original, complex-electro style with modern day bass house elements. The veteran EDM producer stopped by Reddit to allow users to ask him whatever’s on their minds. A lot of users wondered about production techniques, collaborations/inspirations, and more intimate facts about the man behind the music. Below are 13 things learned from the event.

1) Wolfgang and Skrillex have had major impacts on each other’s sounds throughout their careers. He even got a sneak peek at the watershed Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites. Wolfgang would even follow up on “Devil’s Den” if the opportunity presented itself.

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2) JOYRYDE is one of Gartner’s biggest inspirations as of late, which helped him rise from his musical slump.

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3) Jaykode made appearances in the AMA, showing love to his friend and collaborator. Gartner describes why the two collaborate so well together, noting that they use a similar, unique chord structure in their productions.

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4) He has a grip of new music in the works. While he has as many as 10 new tracks in the can, even after the release of his recent Medicine EP, another full-length album from Wolfgang in the future seems unlikely.

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5) His current favorites are JOYRYDE, Habstrakt, and Zomboy, among others.

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6) The complextro deity delves into his writing process, revealing that his method relies on the drums in his productions to guide his melodies. He also reveals his favorite hardware of the moment.

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7) Wolfgang reveals his career’s biggest obstacle has been chasing balance. As a result, he works in imbalanced life cycles between family and music, spending six to eight months producing and the rest tending to family, loved ones, and health.

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8) One of Wolfgang’s biggest musical inspirations is hip-hop icon Timbaland.

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9) He sings on Medicine — the first time he’s used his own vocals in over 20 years.

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10) It took Gartner 10 years of producing to sell his first song. And he sold it for $300.

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11) The Wolf is a cat guy.

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8 things we learned from Rob Swire’s Reddit AMA

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8 things we learned from Rob Swire’s Reddit AMARob Swire

“I’d like to preface this by saying I sincerely regret agreeing to this AMA.”

And thus, Rob Swire‘s July 13 Reddit AMA began.

The outspoken Pendulum musician took to the internet to answer fan questions on the release day of his collaboration with deadmau5, “Monophobia.” He covered everything from unreleased tunes to current EDM trends in the Reddit ‘ask me anything.’ Read it in full here.


1. He’s not a fan of current EDM trends, particularly trap.

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2. There’s a 14-year-old Swire/Sub Focus collab out there somewhere.

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3. Don’t bring an urn to a show.

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4. He regrets every song he’s made for some reason or another.

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5. He’s down with what Porter Robinson and Four Tet are making these days.

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6. New Knife Party is imminent.

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7. There are a bunch of Pendulum/Knife Party tracks/collabs in the works, but a lot of them probably won’t see the light of day.

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8. Making 2008’s In Silico wasn’t an easy process.

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Could Virtual Self’s website update indicate an impending tour?

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Could Virtual Self’s website update indicate an impending tour?DA WM 54

Reddit users have uncovered what appears to be coordinates for North American venues on Porter Robinson‘s Virtual Self website.

Virtualself.life was updated on July 9 with a set of latitude and longitude figures that seem to indicate venues across the United States and Canada. Though no dates have been announced, these coordinates appear to indicate a tour outside of the festival circuit the producer is currently on. Robinson is set to appear at Audiotistic, Tomorrowland, Hard Summer, Creamfields and more under his Virtual Self moniker before summer is over.

Buffalo, NY – 42.870189, -78.871946 – Buffalo RiverWorks

Detroit, MI – 42.487311, -83.147435 – Royal Oak Music Theatre

Austin, TX – 30.2395789, -97.7280066 – Emo’s Austin

Dallas, TX – 32.782237, -96.783862 – The Bomb Factory

Minneapolis, MN – 44.975182, -93.263561 – The Armory

Seattle, WA – 47.593337, -122.332286 – WaMu Theater

Washington D.C. – 38.919936, -76.972441 – Echostage

Salt Lake City, UT – 40.767703, -111.906626 – The Complex

Chicago, IL – 41.969415, -87.658009 – Aragon Ballroom

New York City, NJ – 40.795805, -73.922635 – Electric Zoo (Randall’s Island Park)

Montreal, Canada – 45.495393, -73.55741745 – New City Gas

Vancouver, Canada – 49.280502, -123.120581 – Commodore Ballroom

Alberta, Canada – 53.541646, -113.486224 – Shaw Conference Centre

Featured photo: Christian Miller

Mat Zo had an AMA! Here are 10 exciting takeaways, including new music

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Mat Zo had an AMA! Here are 10 exciting takeaways, including new musicMat Zo 3

“Apparently I don’t share enough,” joked Mat Zo on Twitter ahead of his latest Reddit AMA. The iconic producer and proud has always has quite the cheeky sense of humor.

It hardly feels like he needs to share much at times, however, given his track record of bold, yet pristine releases that have made their way onto Anjunabeats and beyond. His ability to adopt any style — from drum ‘n’ bass, to trance — into his range with finesse while remaining grounded and good-natured has made him a household name across the dance spectrum, with many dedicated fans hungrily consuming all they can about him.

That said, Zo still shared plenty during his brief stop at Reddit, divulging details about upcoming music, offering advice and lessons he’s learned through his time in the industry, sharing his favorite Beatles song, and more.

DA has sifted through the pile and picked out the most insightful and intriguing factoids.

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Fresh Kill The Zo is on the way

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We heavily agree with his Beatles pick – how ’bout you?
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A poignant memory…

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ALERT!! He’s working on a third album. 
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Working with vocalists physically and through email both have their pros and cons. 
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It’s better not to try and force inspiration
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Avoid this common error. 
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His house inspirations include Junior Jack and Cassius.
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The best kind of virtual crate digging. 
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Justice fan posts memorial for deceased iPod on Reddit, then something remarkable happens

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Oftentimes, we build up our most revered icons into deities — in tune with their fans, but maintaining a considerable a degree of celebrity disconnection. Its hard to imagine Daft Punk or Carl Cox surfing the comments sections or sifting through Reddit, but alas, we are sometimes reminded in humbling ways that our favorite creators are just people too. Recently, redditor and Justice fan effennekappa took to the forum to express a memorial post celebrating the lengthy life, and now tragic death of his resilient 160GB iPod. The mp3 brick, adorned with a decal of Justice’s iconic †, belonged to its owner for a decade before it succumbed to natural causes.

“I’ve spent 10 years with this 160gb monster in my pocket, it’s been with me in every single trip, journey and commute I’ve made since I was 20. Today it played its last song. Farewell, you magnificent bastard,”

lamented effennekappa in the thread’s headline.

But as the post began picking up traction online, something remarkable happened. Lo and behold, the Parisian DJs eventually hopped into the thread to pay their respects, offering to personally replace the man’s iPod. The post became one of Reddit’s top posts of the day, with the duo even mentioning they’d replace the iPod with some added new music. Could this mention of new music be Justice’s upcoming studio/live album concept? That would make for a legendary album teaser, but for now, we’re reminded that Xavier and Gaspard are a regular couple of mensches, and even when we’re not awarte of it, sometimes our favorite artists are watching us closely too.

Celebrate the life of effennekappa’s iPod by enjoying Woman today.

Via: Reddit

Featured image: effennekappa 

In an act of online activism, Childish Gambino fans are reclaiming the r/Donald subreddit

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Until last week, r/thedonald was a subreddit where Reddit users gathered to share posts related to the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Despite the subreddit’s description as “the place where we discuss in an unbiased manner Donald Trump’s great contributions to modern society,” the page is littered by hate-filled posts from people who look to Trump as a twisted savior of sorts, sent to save the American public from its diversity thugs.

Over the past week, however, fans of Donald Glover have taken the subreddit page by storm, posting memes and photos of the actor/rapper in a collective effort to reclaim “the Donald” name. At the very least, the move is a response to Childish Gambino‘s potent, racially charged “This is America” music video release. At best, it’s a form on online activism. And the most wonderful part is — it’s actually working. The subreddit page is now almost solely devoted to Childish Gambino/Donald Glover.

The following post, for instance, has been upvoted more than 45,000 times.

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Another post draw some starkly accurate comparisons when juxtaposing the two Donalds, forcing subredditers to stop and question.

Not a racist ✅ Not a rapist ✅ Can read ✅ Was never bankrupt ✅ Likes Mexicans ✅ Talented ✅ Pays his taxes ✅ Handsome ✅ Loves immigrants ✅ Not a puppet for Russia ✅ Doesn’t want to fuck his daughter ✅ Must be the real one true Donald ✅ from thedonald

Finally, one post moves to campaign for a Donald Glover run for presidency. Step aside, Kanye.

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The hope is that if enough Donald Glover fans start posting on r/the_donald, they can reclaim this subreddit as well. In a world where activism can take many forms, users of social media are realizing the digital domain as a space for creating First Amendment political movements and reclaiming hateful digital spaces as places of empowerment.

Via: Noisey

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A cryptic SoundCloud upload has some speculating it’s a Daft Punk ‘leak’

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Activity on the r/daftpunk subreddit is momentarily diverting ticket holders’ attention from the Swedish House Mafia rumor mill, and directing it instead toward Daft Punk‘s.

The speculation surrounding a Daft Punk reunion on the final day of Ultra Music Festival has continued to mount since the iron-on patches enclosed in the Ultra 20 ticket canisters originally spawned speculation that Daft Punk would close out the festival. A SoundCloud upload entitled “x” by a “User19972001200420132019” has made its way to the r/daftpunk, and despite some Redditors’ doubts, many believe the track to be an “unconfirmed leak” of some kind. The moderators of the subreddit reportedly know the source of the “leak” and have determined that the SoundCloud post could be legitimate.

User19972001200420132019’s supposed leak has since been compared to a previous “leak” of “Overnight,” a single that Daft Punk released in 2017. Redditors have also questioned the significance of the username. Some perceive the series of numbers to be arbitrary, whereas other have suggested that the years represent album release dates.

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The SoundCloud post surfaces — for now — as a connection to a possible Daft Punk anniversary performance at Ultra Music Festival that is tenuous at best.

H/T: EDM Tunes

Reddit users appear to have cracked the code concerning Ultra’s surprise guests

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The three iron-on patches that Ultra Music Festival ticket holders received in their special edition black and orange 20th anniversary canisters appeared in addition to ear plugs and temporary tattoos. Presumed to be innocuous party favors provided in honor of the milestone birthday celebration, the patches elicited minimal attention from pass purchasers prior to Ultra’s provocative tweet on March 10.

Ticket holders have since begun to interpret the three patches enclosed within each ticket canister as emblematic of the three unannounced acts that will close each respective day of the festival this year. The analysis has led several aspiring attendees to evaluate the circular patch with a singular dot as evidence that deadmau5, whose eye matches the design of the patch, will deliver the ending performance to the first day of Ultra.

 

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The theory that Swedish House Mafia will give a reunion performance at “Ultra 20” on March 24, 2018 — four years to the day of the mega group’s previous closure of the festival — is convincingly supported by fans’ conjecture that the three dots on the flag-shaped patch stand in for the three members of the trio. Fans have read the patch’s two additional dots as signifiers that Swedish House Mafia will close day two.

The final, and inarguably the most explosive conjecture, rests in the identity of the third patch, an astronaut holding up three fingers. From the white and orange/gold color scheme to the astronaut logo itself, ticket holders have analyzed the third patch as proof that Daft Punk will make a landmark return to close out Ultra’s last day on March 25.

However far-fetched or plausible the speculations seem, good guesses will remain just that — good guesses — until festival organizers release the final phase in Ultra’s bombshell lineup.

H/T: DJ Mag

Student translates Star Wars’ ‘Cantina Theme’ into a mathematical equation [Watch]

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The Star Wars subreddit has unearthed a new, unusual gem.

Reddit user ‘smallgoblin’ has ascended to Reddit royalty after posting a video clip that shows the user converting the movie series’ ‘Cantina Theme’ into a mathematical equation.

“It started with x+4…and I couldn’t unhear it,” smallgoblin wrote of the experiment, “Instead of doing my math homework I figured out what the Cantina Theme would sound like if your instrument was a pencil.”

The formulaic result would be x + 4783 – x + 4v|VE| (x + 4)(f – 711) = A, an answer that when worked through comes out to be ~299,792,457, or in other words, the speed of light, when measured in meters per second.

Smallgoblin’s post has since become the fifth most-upvoted post of all time in the history of the Star Wars subreddit.

H/T: NME

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