Skream returns to Toronto for marathon set in lieu of cancelled show

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Skream marks his second attempt at a Toronto show in the previous few weeks, settling in for a seven-hour marathon set behind the decks at CODA Nightclub.

After announcing his first album in over ten years, Skream makes his return to Toronto on January 16, 2020, now in the form of an open-to-close showing at the same venue, CODA Nightclub. CODA’s robust sound system and routine bookings of top-tier talent is a surefire contribution to their continued success and acclaim.

Known for spearheading the rise and growth of the UK’s 2000s dubstep scene, Skream’s musical discography and legacy extends further than most. His early productions combined invigorating melodic vocals through grimy frequencies—a seemingly unlikely pairing, though, one that quickly set him apart from his counterparts. Over a decade later, he now plays and produces a mixture of house, techno, and disco.

In early 2019, Skream announced a bundle of summer shows including a stop in Toronto, to the delight of Canadian fans. However the show was cancelled one week prior to the event. No official statement was made, however fans observed the announcement of his newborn child via his Instagram account.

Tickets for Skream’s Toronto marathon set are available online.

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Skream releases new piano-driven house tune ‘Ectogazm’ [Stream]

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Veteran UK producer Skream just released his most recent single “Ectogazm”, which was also named both Pete Tong‘s Essential New Tune and Annie Mac‘s Hottest Record. Released on Ministry of Sound‘s label, the track is reminiscent of UK house and the earlier years of dance music.

The UK producer and DJ captures the feeling of old-school rave tunes with a catchy piano progression but also manages to make something that feels fresh and new. With a driving bassline, shuffling shakers and percussion, the track is one that Skream has been rinsing out on dance floors in many of his recent sets. He continues on his current tour, where he’s playing sets open to close across Europe through the end of 2019. Check “Ectogazm” below.

NMF Roundup: Audien reveals debut album, G Jones crafts an ‘Acid Mix’ of ‘Drift’ + more

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It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

After months of anticipation, Audien’s debut album, ESCAPISM, is finally here, bringing with it tunes like “Escape” with Nomra. G Jones kicks off the weekend in style with an acid mix of “Drift,” and Diplo adds a groovy backbone to Niall Horan’s “Nice To Meet Ya.” CamelPhat and Jem Cooke whip up “Rabbit Hole,” and drum ‘n’ bass powerhouse DJ Fresh taps Doctrine for “Control.” SNBRN brings the bass with “DMs” featuring Lucati and 1993, and Blasterjaxx links with Junior Funke for “Monster.” Grabbitz delivers another dynamic single on Ultra Music, “Roam With You,” and Nora En Pure continues her tour de force with “Fibonacci.” The Glitch Mob and 1788-L drag listeners to the depths on “Momentary Lapse,” and Tritonal and Henry Dark deliver “Shivohum.” The Chainsmokers release “Push My Luck,” and Dada Life take no prisoners on “Table Flipping Machine.” Friend Within can “Feel It” on his latest, and MUST DIE! unleashes some formidable dubstep on “FUNERAL 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.

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Skream releases ‘Song For Olivia’, announces open-to-close tour

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Skream‘s latest “Song For Olivia” is pure euphoria. The disco-inspired tune, out now on Ministry of Sound, brims with nostalgia, uplifting listeners with soaring, retro synth harmonies and soothing bass. Not only does it put the producer’s roots on proud display, but it effectively captures the joy he clearly feels for Olivia, his youngest child that inspired the track’s title. It’s the perfect end-of-summer piece and quite the antithesis to “Otto’s Chant,” Skream’s last production with Michael Bibi. Quite the versatile artist, Oliver Jones is.

Alongside “Song For Olivia” comes news of the icon’s latest tour, which is shaping up to be one of his most expansive undertakings to date. The run consists entirely of open-to-close sets, and sees Skream embarking on a journey spanning from Poland to Los Angeles. See more information here.

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The Warehouse Project 2019 lineup to include Aphex Twin, Annie Mac, Skepta, and more

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The Warehouse Project (WHP), one of the UK’s most legendary parties, is back and bigger than ever. This year the event will christen a new venue called The Depot; a 10,000 person capacity creative space within Manchester’s historic former train station, Mayfield. And of course, the lineups for each of the party’s seven iterations throughout the summer will no doubt sell all 10,000 tickets.

Aphex Twin is kicking things off on Sept. 20 with a lineup he curated himself. The electronic enigma who only plays live when he feels like it has tapped fellow esteemed colleagues such as Nina Kraviz, Lee Gamble, and the European debut of 33EMYBW.

Sept. 21 will be the official opening party for WHP 2019 entitled “Welcome to Mayfield.” More than 20 artists are booked that night, including a DJ set from Disclosure, a live set from Maribou State, as well as a who’s-who of UK favorites.

For the rest of the summer, some of the best artists electronic music has to offer will make an appearance at the event. From WHP favorites like Annie Mac and Skream to welcome surprises like Skepta and Flume (who is the only artist booked for the Nov. 13 edition at this time).

Tickets for all seven nights of WHP 2019 go on sale June 27 at 9 a.m. GMT. Head to the official WHP website to buy them and check out the full lineups for each night below.

Aphex Twin
Nina Kraviz
Lee Gamble
33EMYBW (European debut)
Rian Treanor
Aleksi Perala
SOS Gunver Ryberg
Renick Bell

Maribou State (live)
Annie Mac
Dennis Sulta
Mall Grab
Mella Dee
Jayda G
Krystal Klear
DJ Seinfeld
Paul Woolford
Baba Stiltz
Leon Vynehall
Dan Shake
Greg Lord
Zutekh DJs

Warehouse Project & Kaluki Present:
Marco Carola
Loco Dice
Pirate Copy & De La Swing
Pete Zorba & Calvin Clarke

Maceo Plex
Joy Orbison
Olli Ryder & Luke Welsh

Richy Ahmed
Joey Daniels
Ben Sterling

Metropolis & Wah
Chase & Status DJ
Barely Legal
Danny Bird
David Rodigan
DJ Zinc
Dub Phizix & Strategy
Holy Goof
Hybrid Minds
K Motionz
Laz Cru
Mark XTC B2B Exile
Mollie Collins B2B North Base
My Nu Leng
Rich Reason?
Voltage B2b Bou
MCs in all rooms

Mura Masa presents Raw Youth Collage
Black Midi
Joy Orbison
Special Request
Mount Kimbie (DJ set)
Jacques Greene
Jadu Heart
Space Afrika
Now Wave DJs

plus special guests

Miraa May
Tiffany Calver
Places + Faces
Rich Reason
Black Josh

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H/T: Fact Mag

Lunar Lunes: Matroda unmasks new EP, Skream links with Michael Bibi + more

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Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.

Matroda has released side B of his two-part EP series, The Red Tape, and Skream links with Michael Bibi for the fierce “Otto’s Chant.” Oliver Heldens and Lenno have tapped Codeko for a remix of “This Groove,” and DOGMA make their CONFESSION debut with “Love & Money.” LICK reveals a remix of Kiiara’s famed “Feels,” and Teminite and MDK join forces for “Space Invaders.” Sick Individuals tap vocalist April Bender for the emotive “Humans,” and Gerald Le Funk cranks up the BPM on “Legacy.” Duke & Jones unveil their new Barong EP, Paradox, which features a collaboration with Lucchii, and YULTRON and Kellin Quinn find answers at “The Bottom” of a bottle. Mike Williams and Maia Wright unleash a VIP mix of their early May hit, “Wait For You,” and Maurice West gets “In The Zone” on his new single. Cat Dealers have released a remix of R3HAB’s “This Is How We Party,” and Breathe Carolina remixes We Don’t We and Macklemore’s “I Don’t Belong in This Club.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

EDC Las Vegas unveils full lineup featuring deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Tchami x Malaa + more

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The wait is finally over. The EDC Las Vegas 2019 lineup is here.

After an initial reveal on March 26’s Night Owl Radio episode with EDC founder Pasquale Rotella, the festival has unleashed its full offerings, spread out over the weekend of May 17-19 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The three days are rife with talent as usual, kicking off with a Bill Nye-hosted opening ceremony. The initial evening will thrill with performances by deadmau5, Alesso, Above & Beyond, and an “old skool dubstep set” from Skream and Rusko. Saturday will see acts like Claude VonStroke, Kayzo, REZZ, Nero, and Charlotte De Witte take the stage. On EDC’s final day, festival-goers will be treated to sets from Armin van Buuren, Dillon Francis, Illenium, What So Not, and countless others.

Tickets are available here.

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Minimal Effort announces stacked lineup for upcoming NYE event

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Following a successful All Hallow’s Eve event, Minimal Effort will once again take the reigns at downtown LA’s Belasco Theater on December 31. In its four year run, the event series has made a notable dent in LA’s underground club scene, holding events bi-annually on Halloween and New Years Eve. Their All Hallow’s Eve event proved nothing short of spectacular, with a headlining set from Boys Noize and support from Louisahhh, WhoMadeWho, Audiofly, and others, who tore up Belasco’s main room.

To ring in 2019, Minimal Effort will bring famed international artists to the spacious, ornate theater, including Grammy-nominated Sasha, English producer Skream, house connoisseur Will Clarke, one of DIRTYBIRD’s crowned jewels Justin Jay, and many more. In addition to its performers, The Belasco’s multiple stage atmospheres, lounge areas, live art, and stationed local vendors make it the perfect destination for celebrating the New Year.

Purchase tickets here.

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Skream goes full techno on new single, ‘Poison’

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Skream, one of dubstep’s true pioneers, has spent the past few years distancing himself from the genre via a stream of house and techno-oriented releases and DJ sets. Continuing this trend on Alan Fitzpatrick‘s We Are The Brave imprint, the English producer has released a new single, titled “Poison.”

In this pounding release, Skream puts together a dark, eight-minute techno journey, full of oscillating synths and clanging hi-hats. Distortion builds tension as the song makes its way into the second half, with ominous vocals eerily drifting in and out. The “Poison” single also comes with an acid-tinged remix from label boss Alan Fitzpatrick. With Skream continually associating himself with some of Europe’s biggest names in house and techno, it is obvious that the DJ is finding a home for himself in one of today’s most dynamic music scenes.

Creamfields announces unmissable 2018 lineup

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Creamfields announced their 2018 lineup and it’s looking to be behemoth year for the Cheshire-based extravaganza. Rich in both depth and considerable breadth, the festival will bring together 300 artists across 30 stages from August 23–26.

Techno don Carl Cox will be making his return to the festival for the first time in over a decade, where numerous other artists will be making an appearance, showcasing the festival’s keen ability to tap into the full spectrum of dance music. From artists like Skream, Kölsch, and The Black Madonna, to The Chainsmokers, Tiësto, and Above & Beyond, Creamfields 21 promises to be an unmissable installment for all dance aficionados.


More information and tickets are available here.