The Djakarta Warehouse Project has unveiled the second phase of their 2018 lineup, bringing on a selection of artists to round out this destination festival. This edition is set to take place in Bali’s GWK Cultural Park, a serene and celestial sphere in the heart of Indonesia’s tourist hot spot over the December 7-9 weekend. With the first phase introducing a vast array of world-famous headliners like Armin Van Buuren, DJ Snake and Major Lazer, Asia’s top festival shows no sign of stopping.
The second wave of additions brought along almost a dozen new acts, with highlights including Afrojack, trance favorites MarLo and Ørjan Nilsen, and Slushii, bringing a wide medley of musical production to the bill. From the growth of the initial one-day event formerly known as the Blowfish Warehouse Project, to the upcoming 10th anniversary of the DWP, festival organizers Ismaya Live have aided in pushing Indonesia’s dance music scene to the larger-than-life community it is today.
Slushii is showing no sign of slowing down this year and is back with some new tunes for his fans. This time, he’s unleashed his highly anticipated single titled “On My Own.” The song was first heard at Nocturnal Wonderland, and the producer debuted the final edit at Life Is Beautiful a few weeks ago. The record runs for three minutes straight of Slushii’s signature drops, 808s, high-pitched vocals, and pure mayhem. Along with the lyrics, “I’m gonna do this on my own,” Slushii showcases his versatility by transitioning from heavy bass to trance in a matter of seconds.
The Los Angeles-based producer teased the record to his 673k followers on Instagram, sharing a snippet of the record with a moving graphic of the single cover art. Just two weeks prior, he dropped his explosive remix of Charlie Puth’s “The Way I Am.”
Slushii is back with a brand new remix of Charlie Puth‘s “The Way I Am.” The new remix effort comes off of Puth’s recently released sophomore album titled Voicenotes, which managed to obtain a Gold certification within four days of its release.
Slushii uses the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter’s vocals as the centerpiece of the remix, accented by dreamy piano chords, weaving in steep drum builds before a stomping rave-ready break. Injecting Puth’s original work with a hefty tempo bump, the young LA-based beatmaker dips into crossover appeal, using the original’s radio pop groundwork to lean into electro house and happy hardcore territories. The record was premiered by Puth on all streaming platforms, along with a balancing acoustic version to temper Slushii’s fiery dance floor ignitor.
HARD Summer 2018 has come and gone — the festival’s first year without founder of the HARD brand Gary Richards (a.k.a. Destructo) at the helm — and all seemed to go as planned. Recruiting some of today’s top talent in house, future bass, dubstep, and hip-hop, the weekend featured some powerhouse back-to-back sets from Dillon Francis & Diplo, Zeds Dead & Jauz, and A-Trak & Baauer. Travis Scott celebrated the release of his new album, Astroworld, and Mija dropped another set that completely embodies her “Fk A Genre” mantra.
With more sets from Marshmello, Ghastly, Louis the Child, and others, this weekend marked the beginning of a new chapter for the HARD organization. Check out some of the top sets of the weekend below.
HARD Summer is amidst its 2018 takeover of the Auto Club Speedway, and even if fans are unable to make it to the festival itself, the action will be streamed exclusively via LiveXLive. In addition to streaming festival, there will be backstage content, interviews and more.
Tomorrowland commenced its final opening day of production during the 2018 festival season on July 27, and a number of electronic heavyweights joined the Boom, Belgium crowds to kick off the event’s second and final weekend of the year. Full-length live sets from Tomorrowland’s second opening day have arrived, including performances from Adam Beyer, Slushii, Tiësto’s performance during the weekend’s lunar eclipse, Hardwell and more.
For fans still catching up on last weekend’s festivities, see highlight performances from Tchami x Malaa, Charlotte de Witte, Axwell ∧ Ingrosso, and more. For those ready to get into the festival’s final weekend of 2018, tune into all-day programming across four live streaming channels here.
Marshmello has become widely know for his vibrant music that bounces with his signature saw bass and catchy melodies, but there is more to the man behind this mask.
In the past months, Marshmello has been flaunting his talents outside of music whether it be in the form of a cooking show or teaming up with Fortnite masters such as Ninja. With more and more celebrities joining in the gaming scene, Marshmello now decides to create his own show where he will play a slew of games in his Mello Cave with other celebrities and gamers alike.
He will host a new episode every Friday on his YouTube channel, and in the preview below teases episodes of Rock Band with Jauz, Slushii and Ghastly, to FIFA, and even some Grand Theft Auto.
The temptation to remix a popular classic is ever-persistent. Not only are producers consistently inspired by these groundbreaking songs of old, but adding their name onto a piece with such a known title is a great way to get their name out.
Imogen Heap‘s “Hide and Seek” falls into the category of frequently-remixed singles, and it looks like one of her latest admirers happens to be the up-and-coming bass talent Slushii. He recently shared what he defines as an “oldie” edit to her iconic record.
Where Imogen conjures sorrow through stirring vocals and minimal edits, the LA-based producer has added a cotton-candy twist to the original with cheery riffs of synthesizer and fluttering accents lining the background. Nothing is complete in a Slushii production without a smooth, future bass drop, of course — this re-work is certainly not lacking in this motif. Ultimately, we’re left with a bubbly piece that might not evoke the same emotive impact that Imogen sought, but nonetheless serves as a comfortable and nostalgic number for festival season.
With the first day of EDC Las Vegas in the rearview, Dancing Astronaut looks forward to its other two days of music from some of the most forward-thinking acts in the industry. Luckily, for those that couldn’t catch the vibes under the electric sky, EDC Las Vegas will be live streaming the entire weekend. This year, Insomniac’s launched its brand-new Insomniac Channel with a partnership with Live X Live.
Though before we move on, it’s only right to review the best of the best from 2018’s first day. Thanks to Mixcloud user “Buzz Lightyear,” listeners can hear sets from Diplo, Kaskade, Slushii, Mija, and more.