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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What So Not sets forth takes from 12th Planet, AC Slater, Daktyl and more on ‘Not All The Beautiful Things’ remixes

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What So Not sets forth takes from 12th Planet, AC Slater, Daktyl and more on ‘Not All The Beautiful Things’ remixesWhat So Not Press Pic Supplied 2017

Earlier this year, What So Not released his watershed debut album, Not All The Beautiful Things, featuring a number of supreme collaborators such as SkrillexSan HoloRome FortuneSLUMBERJACK, and more. Soon after, he kept the brilliance breathing, releasing a four-track remix pack with VolacKaz James, and ZEKE BEATS of the third single off the album, “Beautiful.”

Now, the Australian solo act has unleashed an 11-track remix compilation album with additional reworks from Kidswaste, 12th Planet, AC Slater, Daktyl, graves, as well as a wealth of up-and-coming producers in the electronic space. From bass music to melodic pop to house to psy-trance, this project profoundly reflects What So Not’s versatility since the project’s inception when Flume was in the picture.

The singles tapped for makeovers include “Goh” with Skrillex and KLP, “Stuck In Orbit” with BUOY, “If You Only Knew” with San Holo and Daniel Johns, and again “Beautiful” with  Winona Oak. Some of the highlights off the project include glittering guitar melodies on Kidwaste’s rendition of “Stuck In Orbit,” Champagne Drip‘s contrast between celestial and earth-rumbling grittiness on “Goh,” Yvng Jalapeño‘s jungle-infused “Beautiful,” and 12th Planet’s mellifluously heavy version of “If You Only Knew.”

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

Skrillex shares studio footage featuring Boys Noize, igniting rumors of new Dog Blood music

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Skrillex shares studio footage featuring Boys Noize, igniting rumors of new Dog Blood musicSkrille Studio Footage Boys Noize Dog Blood

Another day, another teasing Skrillex rumor — but this one might pique fans’ interests a little more than another pop production feature. The OWSLA boss posted a video to social media showing him noodling on some analog synths with fellow Dog Blood member Boys Noize. Anytime these two are together, the rumor mill rightfully goes ablaze.

The duo instantly raced to the front of techno consciousness back in 2012 with the release of tracks like “Next Order,” and “Middle Finger,” along with two full EPs. Since then, Dog Blood has resurfaced for a few rare performances but have largely been silent on the new music front. Whether this latest footage means that may be changing soon is still unclear, but the pretense of a new solo album as well as new Dog Blood material would certainly be an epic destination for the Skrillex hype train.

Dog Blood?! from r/skrillex

Photo Credit: Gabriel Olsen

Skrillex shares studio footage featuring Boys Noize, igniting rumors of new Dog Blood music

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Skrillex shares studio footage featuring Boys Noize, igniting rumors of new Dog Blood musicSkrille Studio Footage Boys Noize Dog Blood

Another day, another teasing Skrillex rumor — but this one might pique fans’ interests a little more than another pop production feature. The OWSLA boss posted a video to social media showing him noodling on some analog synths with fellow Dog Blood member Boys Noize. Anytime these two are together, the rumor mill rightfully goes ablaze.

The duo instantly raced to the front of techno consciousness back in 2012 with the release of tracks like “Next Order,” and “Middle Finger,” along with two full EPs. Since then, Dog Blood has resurfaced for a few rare performances but have largely been silent on the new music front. Whether this latest footage means that may be changing soon is still unclear, but the pretense of a new solo album as well as new Dog Blood material would certainly be an epic destination for the Skrillex hype train.

Dog Blood?! from r/skrillex

Photo Credit: Gabriel Olsen

Mariah Carey surprises with second Skrillex collaboration on album pre-order

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Mariah Carey surprises with second Skrillex collaboration on album pre-orderSkrille Mariah Carey Second Collab RUNWAY

The long wait for a new Skrillex era is still in full effect, but the producer has certainly left a consistent trail of collaborations and pop dabblings to keep things interesting. With this month already seeing two crisp vocal-collaborations from the OWSLA boss–”Due West” with Kelsey Lu and the gorgeous “Connect” with Elohim–the latest addition to Skrillex’s mainstream repertoire is none other than Mariah Carey.

The songstresses’ upcoming album Caution was already confirmed to include a Skrillex production credit on a track called “The Distance,” and now Carey has revealed a second surprise collaboration with the producer titled “RUNWAY.” The only catch: The song is available on singer’s Japanese album pre-order. Chances are the internet will surface the song for curious stateside listeners soon. As long as the long-awaited Skrillex LP stays unreleased, the legend’s left-field pairings will have to serve as temporary relief.

Mariah Carey surprises with second Skrillex collaboration on album pre-order

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Mariah Carey surprises with second Skrillex collaboration on album pre-orderSkrille Mariah Carey Second Collab RUNWAY

The long wait for a new Skrillex era is still in full effect, but the producer has certainly left a consistent trail of collaborations and pop dabblings to keep things interesting. With this month already seeing two crisp vocal-collaborations from the OWSLA boss–”Due West” with Kelsey Lu and the gorgeous “Connect” with Elohim–the latest addition to Skrillex’s mainstream repertoire is none other than Mariah Carey.

The songstresses’ upcoming album Caution was already confirmed to include a Skrillex production credit on a track called “The Distance,” and now Carey has revealed a second surprise collaboration with the producer titled “RUNWAY.” The only catch: The song is available on singer’s Japanese album pre-order. Chances are the internet will surface the song for curious stateside listeners soon. As long as the long-awaited Skrillex LP stays unreleased, the legend’s left-field pairings will have to serve as temporary relief.

Kelsey Lu delivers moving Skrillex-assisted ‘Due West’ [WATCH]

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Kelsey Lu delivers moving Skrillex-assisted ‘Due West’ [WATCH]Kelsey Lu Skrille

Skrillex continues his steady co-production work on Kelsey Lu’s new release, “Due West,” accompanied by a music video with visually stunning art direction and effervescent landscapes. Lu’s voice drifts along cello chords and lush keys while Skrillex’s potent kicks add a drive and groove to the song’s flowing and intertwining melodies.

Kelsey Lu is a North Carolina-raised, classically trained cellist whose worked with the likes of Blood Orange, Oneohtrix Point Never, Kelela, and Solange. The music video was directed by Cara Stricker and Mindy Le Brock, and showcase an extremely stylized project that nicely contrasts the audio with gripping visuals. The lyrics discuss a continuous evolution of self and one’s home, while the visuals depict a state of ever-flowing travel and growth. “Due West” is available now via Columbia Records, and follows the OWSLA label-head’s recently co-produced “Connect” by Elohim, released via his LA-based label.

Skrillex teams up with Elohim on her OWSLA debut single, ‘Connect’ [WATCH]

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Skrillex teams up with Elohim on her OWSLA debut single, ‘Connect’ [WATCH]Skrille Elohim Connect Cover

Elohim makes her OWSLA debut, dropping a new track co-produced by Skrillex, “Connect,” with an accompanying music video. Combining Elohim’s emotive vocals with Skrillex’s signature vocal chop melodies and sharp drum production, “Connect” creates an uplifting atmosphere, lined by shimmering notes and warm harmonies. The LA-based singer/songwriter’s voice has an authentic feel and defined crispness that contrasts nicely with the OWSLA label head’s purposeful production style and vocoded accents. The music video is a perfect aesthetic fit to Elohim’s newest feel-good bop too.

Since releasing her self-titled debut album this year, Elohim has made major strides in 2018, building her catalog with collaborations alongside some of the most in-demand artists of the moment. She was featured on Louis The Child‘s Kids At Play EP; dipped into alternative rock with a feature on AWOLNATION‘s new single, “Table For One;” and REZZ remixed her and the Glitch Mob‘s “I Could Be Anything” from the group’s See Without Eyes Deluxe album. With her breakout year culminating in a new Skrillex co-sign, OWSLA could prove to be a fitting home for the emerging vocalist in 2019.

Skrillex teams up with Elohim on her OWSLA debut single, ‘Connect’ [WATCH]

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Skrillex teams up with Elohim on her OWSLA debut single, ‘Connect’ [WATCH]Skrille Elohim Connect Cover

Elohim makes her OWSLA debut, dropping a new track co-produced by Skrillex, “Connect,” with an accompanying music video. Combining Elohim’s emotive vocals with Skrillex’s signature vocal chop melodies and sharp drum production, “Connect” creates an uplifting atmosphere, lined by shimmering notes and warm harmonies. The LA-based singer/songwriter’s voice has an authentic feel and defined crispness that contrasts nicely with the OWSLA label head’s purposeful production style and vocoded accents. The music video is a perfect aesthetic fit to Elohim’s newest feel-good bop too.

Since releasing her self-titled debut album this year, Elohim has made major strides in 2018, building her catalog with collaborations alongside some of the most in-demand artists of the moment. She was featured on Louis The Child‘s Kids At Play EP; dipped into alternative rock with a feature on AWOLNATION‘s new single, “Table For One;” and REZZ remixed her and the Glitch Mob‘s “I Could Be Anything” from the group’s See Without Eyes Deluxe album. With her breakout year culminating in a new Skrillex co-sign, OWSLA could prove to be a fitting home for the emerging vocalist in 2019.