Good Morning Mix: Axwell gives the people what they want with full Tomorrowland 2019 set [Stream]

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Good Morning Mix: Axwell gives the people what they want with full Tomorrowland 2019 set [Stream]Awell Ultra Europe 2018 Rukes

The 2019 iteration of Belgium’s world-renowned Tomorrowland has come and gone. One notable act that was all-too-perceptibly missing from this year’s 15th anniversary lineup was Swedish House Mafia. The Stockholm trio were rumored to be closing the main stage for Weekend 2, after Martin Garrix was confirmed as the closing act on the STMPD Records stage for the first weekend only, leaving the following weekend’s slot up for grabs. But when Swedish House did not end up performing, many were not shy about expressing their disappointment.

Fans fortunately did get a full set from Swedish House member, Axwell, who played an hour-and-15-minute set on his label-branded stage, Axtone. Fans audibly hungered for the performance; and Axwell delivered. The set includes a forthcoming Swedish House Mafia release around the 12-and-a-half minute mark, alongside the long list of Axwell originals. Stream the full set below.

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Tiësto reimagines Martin Garrix, Macklemore, and Patrick Stump’s ‘Summer Days’

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Tiësto reimagines Martin Garrix, Macklemore, and Patrick Stump’s ‘Summer Days’Summer Days Tiesto Remi

Martin Garrix surprised fans by teaming up with Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy and Macklemore for “Summer Days.” Given the star studded list of collaborators, the song has unsurprisingly become a global hit, reaching the 18th slot on the Spotify Global Top 50. “Summer Days” is catchy to its core with a groovy production backdrop that serves as a foundation for both collaborators to steal the show with their vocals.

Longtime mentor and electronic music legend Tiësto has remixed the release, and in typical Tiësto fashion, he has transformed the song into a booming big room track perfect for the mainstage. He retains the vocals from Stump, but he makes the entirely new big room house production the focus of the track, having the vocals serve as a complement to the electronic elements. Tiësto’s remix of “Summer Days” is out now via STMPD Records.

Lollapalooza Berlin announces lineup featuring Swedish House Mafia, Twenty One Pilots, Martin Garrix + more

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Lollapalooza Berlin announces lineup featuring Swedish House Mafia, Twenty One Pilots, Martin Garrix + moreLolla Berlin Pic

Lollapalooza Berlin will return to the German capital city for its fifth year, running September 7-8, 2019. The festival, which takes place in Olympic Stadium and Olympic Park, has released its lineup, donning a diverse range of acts. Swedish House Mafia will make an appearance, adding to their list of tour stops, coming on board as co-headliners of the festival. Other headliners include Martin Garrix, Kings of Leon, Kraftklub, Twenty One Pilots, and an additional act yet to be announced. Martin Garrix will be bringing his STMPD Rcrds stage to the festival, which will showcase a variety of artists involved with the label.

More electronic music acts heading to Berlin include Don Diablo, Alan Walker, Loud Luxury, Gryffin and more. These artists will be juxtaposed with performances ranging from Khalid to Hozier, giving fans plenty to look forward to. Tickets are now on sale.

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Martin Garrix’s New Show Concept is finally debuted in latest episode of ‘The Martin Garrix Show’

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Martin Garrix’s New Show Concept is finally debuted in latest episode of ‘The Martin Garrix Show’Martin Garri Show

Those wanting the backstory of Martin Garrix‘s new book can look no further than the latest episode of The Martin Garrix Show. The book is titled Life = Crazy, and the show around it introduces fans to the Dutch wunderkind’s photographer, Louis Van Baar, who shot the book’s content. Garrix talks about how the book is forever versus many things in 21st century life, which are seemingly fleeting.

Viewers watch as fans hug the famed producer during his book release event, and one even gives a testimony about how the positivity of Garrix’s music and his shows had inspired him to live through hard times. The episode then jumps to the filming of the artist’s  ADE live show graphics, where new technology is used to capture the models and the producer in a robotic and angular fashion. The Garrix team finally takes over the warehouse they will be performing in at the major dance event and test the concept in full that they have been creating since the previous November. Despite the lack of preparation shown through Garrix improvising his intro minutes before it began, his show turned out to be a huge success.

After three years, Martin Garrix’s collaboration with Pierce Fulton and Mike Shinoda is finally here

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After three years, Martin Garrix’s collaboration with Pierce Fulton and Mike Shinoda is finally hereMartin Garri Pierce Fulton E1539968525899

Martin Garrix caps off ADE week with the fifth and final release from his new EP, now revealed to be named BYLAW.

The five-track compilation is the long-awaited release of the music we have heard Garrix feature in his sets this festival season. The final track of the week is titled “Waiting for Tomorrow,” and it’s unlikely that Garrix enthusiasts haven’t been listening to a bootleg version of the song since Garrix started performing it in 2015. The collaboration with Pierce Fulton was feared to never be released, but three years later, it’s finally here.

The track features vocals by Linkin Park‘s Mike Shinoda, adding a new dynamic and contrasting from the pop-leaning vocals of many of the producer’s recent releases. The collaboration is also not without a good story, as Pierce Fulton posted on his Instagram the story about how the track came to be.

The EP is fully out now on Garrix’s own STMPD Records.

Bart B More releases two-track ‘Lights Out’ EP

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Martin Garrix and tech house might seem like an unlikely coupling. But the two camps have linked up on Bart B More‘s second release on Garrix’s imprint STMPD RCRDS. Following the release of Street EP earlier this year, More has joined the label again for a two-track release entitled Lights Out.

Bart B More has proven himself to be a versatile artist across almost two decades of work. He’s demonstrated a lack of genre lines throughout his career, owning space and style successfully in pop, across bass and tech. Now on his latest, he’s returned to his wheelhouse of hip-hop-inspired house music. Starting with the EP’s title track, More brings retro shuffling beats together with grinding synths typically only seen in bass music. Finishing out with “Wack,” he’s reworked Kriss Kross’s iconic 1992 track “Jump” into a hypnotizing future house track with an off-kilter sense of ominousness.

Martin Garrix releases first episode of season three of ‘The Martin Garrix Show’

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Martin Garrix releases first episode of season three of ‘The Martin Garrix Show’Martin Garri Show

Dutch musical prodigy turned pop icon Martin Garrix has released the debut episode from the third season of his short-form episodic series, “The Martin Garrix Show.” If anything is made abundantly clear by episode one, it’s that the now 22-year-old shows no signs of slowing down.

The episode is centered around Amsterdam Dance Event and begins as Garrix gives fans a sneak peek into his brand new STMPD Records recording studios as they begin to come to life in his hometown of Amsterdam. Garrix’s show director then talks about bringing the live show come to life, which yields interesting insights as they head into what he dubs Garrix’ “most important performance of the year” — ADE.

As the episode progresses, the scenery changes to the Sony Music offices, where the producer shows the Sony team what music he has in store for the coming year and ultimately signs a multi-year agreement that has been long in the works. The machine that is the Martin Garrix team only seems to be expanding as he heads into the back half of the year, and it appears as if the producer has an array of exciting new things in store for fans in months to come.

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NMF Roundup: The Knocks keep things groovy, Leftwing and Kody revive Kelis’ ‘Milkshake’ + more

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NMF Roundup: The Knocks keep things groovy, Leftwing and Kody revive Kelis’ ‘Milkshake’ + moreRave Picture

The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. 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.


Leftwing and Kody resurface 2003 hit “Milkshake” with a dynamic remix that layers in electronic synths while keeping Kelis’ vocals a focal point of the track.


Hardwell links up with Maddix for main stage anthem “Bella Ciao” with a big room chord progression that bounces into a forceful drop.


Matisse & Sadko return to STMPD Records with bouncy new release “Saga.”


Madison Mars teams up with Nevve for catchy pop-leaning release, “Like Far,” with Nevve‘s polarizing vocals carrying the track into a commercial drop.


Nyxen brings the chill vibes with her new tune, “Chains,” which features a smooth alt-electronic backdrop with soothing vocals.


“Coffee Shop” blends Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano‘s club-ready house chords and Kes Kross’ vocals with elements of tech house interlaced throughout.


Brazilian talent Illusionize releases immaculately layered track “We Go Together” with a combination of sounds and synths that make for a unique backdrop juxtaposed with alt-rock-skewing vocals.


Julia Thompson‘s vocals are seemingly the hook into “The One,” but the surprise main attraction of the track is the unexpected future bass drop from Dreweybear.


Laarsen takes the listener on a melodic journey, blending instrumentals with electronic production backdrops in new four-track Lavafields EP.


Don’t call it a comeback — Sidney Samson is at it again with another rocking electro house number, this time with G Wise in tow. “Soldier” marches on through the airwaves and onto the dancefloor, where it detonates among hungry ear drums craving a drop.


A deceptively airy opening tumbles into monsterous synths in Afrojack‘s newest release, “Bassride.”


Rolo Green and Dezza team up for Anjuna‘s latest release, “Sunburn,” with heady chants that merge with uplifting trance chords to create a unique whole.


Tough Love‘s latest will put the listener at ease with pleasant progressive chord progressions that lay the framework for energetic vocals.


Riggi & Piros have kicked up the energy a notch with their progressive house spin of “IDWK,” originally by DVBBS and Black Bear.


QUIX and Vincent team up for “Hero,” which is a hectic compilation of melodic moments, piercing synth drops, and a commanding bassline connecting the track together.


Ladytron has mastered the retro vibes with new alt-electronic “The Island,” which blends disco synths with airy chords to support the enamoring vocalist.


1788-L is back with a new original track. “NU/VER/KA” seemingly takes sounds out of horror movies and fuses them into a slow and steady beat. The track eventually gives way to a commanding chord progression that envelopes the listener until the song’s conclusion.


The Knocks are back with a groovy “Goodbyes” featuring Method Man, and this hip-hop electronic fusion bounces between blaring saxophone and hip-hop vocal segments.


An entrancing opening gives way to light future bass chords for the perfect chill tune to unwind to in Sj‘s latest “If We Could Stay High.”


Fancy being pummeled with fast tempos and pungent kicks, yet also given a moment of sweet, euphoric release? John Askew‘s got this mix down to a science in his sentimental new tune, “On The Rocks.”


Blanke has managed to add more energy to Carmada & Tribe’s “Ready For It.” He’s twisted the drop into a robotic cacophony of synths that pummels the ears in a war-like fashion.


House heads can get their fix with Del-30’s new two-track EP that flirts the line of tech house and is sure to keep the listener dancing.


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Martin Garrix releases new single simultaneously with Tomorrowland debut

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Martin Garrix releases new single simultaneously with Tomorrowland debutHigh On Life

Tomorrowland Weekend 2 has officially come to a close, and this year Martin Garrix reined in the last mainstage set as the closing headliner for the festival. Garrix’s own label, STMPD Records, released a tweet letting fans know that the producer was set to debut a brand new track during his closing set, and the song would be released to the public right after his performance.

Titled “High on Life” and featuring vocalist Bonn, is out now that Garrix’s set has come to a close. The Dutch producer has released primarily commercial tracks after his career skyrocketed at just 17 years old. Fans have seen him release festival-geared house tracks dispersed between his radio-focused releases, but “High On Life” flutters between EDM and pop with Bonn’s pop-leaning vocals juxtaposed with euphoric electronic chords. It was certainly a heartwarming addition to Garrix’ set, and its crossover appeal will translate into a widely successful single.

This release comes after Garrix’s hit collaboration with Khalid, “Ocean,” and his steady output of catchy tracks is certainly keeping Garrix top of mind for pop and electronic fans throughout the world.

BADFLITE- Ain’t Coming Home

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Electronic, house, and R&B collide in BADFLITE’s newest original on STMPD records, “Ain’t Coming Home.” The label was started by none other than electronic music’s favorite protégé Martin Garrix, who is now building the careers of up and comers such as BADFLITE.

“Ain’t Coming Home” is well produced, and catchy enough to have radio sensation potential. The Russian producer is known for his mellow vibes, and it is certainly reflected in this solid release.