Wander through the jungle on Tchami’s latest, ‘Rainforest’

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Wander through the jungle on Tchami’s latest, ‘Rainforest’Tchami Aurra Shade Ep

Aside from his recent collaboration with DJ Snake, Malaa, and Mercer on Snake’s new album and “Omega” with Ibranovski in March, the world hasn’t heard much new material from CONFESSION head honcho Tchami this year.

That ended Aug. 8 with the release of a brand new solo venture, “Rainforest,” via his own imprint. The single comes at the listener swinging, introducing a bold arrangement of glittering synths in the first seconds of the song. Vocals filter in with a subtle beat, building to the full essence of a Tchami song when the beat drops.

The future house tune is effortlessly groovy, saturated with an infectious rhythm and contemplative interludes that give the listener a chance to marinate in the intriguing world Tchami’s created. Artwork depicting a decorated grail only adds to the spirit of adventure captured in this alluring single.

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Marten Hørger wreaks electro havoc with ‘GONNA BE ME’

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Marten Hørger wreaks electro havoc with ‘GONNA BE ME’HorgerGonnaBeMe

Electro upstart Marten Hørger returns to Tchami’s CONFESSION label with GONNA BE ME, a swanky two-track house excursion that’s refreshingly content with swapping the uplifting overtones so often associated with the genre for a few extra layers of grinding, German engineered bass.

The EP’s A-side puts Hørger’s production prowess on full display, with basslines that simultaneously sputter and swell on top of one another. A properly chosen and tuned sample doesn’t just give the club-thumping track its own identity, but acts as the cherry on top of two truly decadent electro drops.

Fellow German producer Karol Tip is featured on a B-side whose looming melodies, swagger doused grooves, and accompanying police sirens all scream “COME AT ME!” in a way that only late-night club-goers could love. With a title like “WILD”, however, those at home should have a decent idea of what they’re signing up for before hitting play.

Lady Gaga’s Tchami and Boys Noize-scored beauty brand HAUS LABS debuts on Amazon Prime Day

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Lady Gaga’s Tchami and Boys Noize-scored beauty brand HAUS LABS debuts on Amazon Prime DayPetrusich Gaga Super Bowl 1200

It was only a matter of time before international pop icon Lady Gaga made her foray into the beauty industry. Gaga introduced her new beauty brand HAUS LABORATORIES earlier this month on July 9 with the help of electronic producers Boys Noize, Blood Pop, and Tchami. The gender-neutral makeup line launched Monday, July 15 during Amazon‘s Prime Day event, which takes place over two days this year.

Prime members can pre-order the HAUS LABS collection during Prime Day and non-Prime shoppers will have the chance to purchase products later this month. The first units will ship in September. Amazon will be the exclusive global retailer for HAUS LABS. All products are certified-vegan and cruelty-free. Although Gaga teamed up with Amazon for the purposes of making her products as inclusive and accessible as possible, the partnership has seen some backlash by fans who expressed disappointment at Amazon’s working conditions for its employees.

Gaga has used HAUS LABS to send empowering messages to consumers, relaying her own experience with beauty through social media.

“I found the superhero within me by looking in the mirror and seeing who I wanted to be,” says Gaga. “Sometimes beauty doesn’t come naturally from within. But I’m so grateful that makeup inspired a bravery in me I didn’t know I had. I’ve come to accept that I discovered my beauty by having the ability to invent myself and transform. They said I was just weird, but really, I was just Born This Way.”

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When I was young, I never felt beautiful. And as I struggled to find a sense of both inner and outer beauty, I discovered the power of makeup. I remember watching my mother put her makeup on every morning, basking in the glow of her power to put on her bravest face as the hard working woman she was. I then began to experiment with makeup as a way to make my dreams of being as strong as my mother become true. It was then that I invented Lady Gaga. I found the superhero within me by looking in the mirror and seeing who I wanted to be. Sometimes beauty doesn’t come naturally from within. But I’m so grateful that makeup inspired a bravery in me I didn’t know I had. I’ve come to accept that I discovered my beauty by having the ability to invent myself and transform. They said I was just weird, but really, I was just Born This Way. Love, Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga launches new beauty brand HAUS LABS with music from Boys Noize, Tchami, and Blood Pop

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Lady Gaga launches new beauty brand HAUS LABS with music from Boys Noize, Tchami, and Blood PopLady Gaga 2009 Live B 1548 Credit Ashley Laderer

Lady Gaga has been a creative tour de force since her emergence on the over a decade ago. She’s dominated the pop circuit, forayed into film, and now, she’s dipping into the beauty game with the launch of her new HAUS LABORATORIES brand. To introduce the new line of beauty products, available for pre-order on Amazon starting Monday, July 15, Gaga enlisted a number of high-profile electronic producers including Boys Noize, Tchami, and Blood Pop.

Gaga’s HAUS launch finds her reuniting with Blood Pop and Boys Noize—Blood Pop being the main architect behind 2016’s hit LP Joanne alongside Mark Ronson, and Boys Noize having previously pulled production duties on Gaga’s mind-bending ENIGMA residency in Las Vegas. Now the two, along with Confession label boss Tchami, are the credited producers behind HAUS sonics, featured in a new video released on social media platforms on July 9.

Photo credit: Ashley Laderer

Above & Beyond, Tchami, Chris Lake top Das Energi 2019 lineup

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Above & Beyond, Tchami, Chris Lake top Das Energi 2019 lineupDas Energi

An electronic staple soiree on the Great Salt Lake shores, Das Energi Festival, will return to The Great Saltair Ampitheatre August 16-17.

With a lineup touting performances from house music heroes like Chris Lake, Tchami, and Lane 8, along with a bounty of bass acts too boot, like NGHTMRE, Zeds Dead, and TroyBoi, Das Energi is poised to Utah on the map as certified electronic dance music destination.

Since 2011, Das Energi has been congregating an illustrious litany of the most auspicious names in dance music. Last year’s installment saw appearances from REZZ, Kaskade, and deadmau5—to name a few.

Tickets to the 2019 iteration of Das Energi are on sale now, here, as well as general festival information.

Sirius XM’s ‘The Cookout’ launches Memorial Day Marathon

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Sirius XM’s ‘The Cookout’ launches Memorial Day MarathonCookout MDW IG

Sirius XM‘s The Cookout is celebrating Memorial Day 2019 in a big way by running six back-to-back mixes during prime time on May 27 holiday.

The Cookout features hour-long DJ mixes from some of the best in the game, normally airing every Tuesday night at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. Diplo’s Revolution, which takes over Sirius’ channel 52 every week, serves as a prime home for the series. Past guests have included the likes of Whethan, Gorgon City, Laidback Luke, and Sofi Tukker—to name a few.

Tune-in to Sirius XM’s channel 52 on Monday from 12pm ET to 6pm ET to join the holiday celebrations. The Memorial Day Marathon will feature mixes from Gryffin, GG Magree, Benny Benassi, & more. Listeners will also hear this house-fueled Tchami mix, an episode premiered exclusively on Dancing Astronaut. It’s certainly a fitting way to close out the long weekend. For those who can’t wait or need some pre-game tunes for the upcoming affair, listen to some other exclusives we’ve aired in the past.

Revisit the cream of the crop from EDC Las Vegas 2019: Alison Wonderland, deadmau5, Diplo, + more

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Revisit the cream of the crop from EDC Las Vegas 2019: Alison Wonderland, deadmau5, Diplo, + moreEdclv 1

Couldn’t make it out to Sin City this year for the most colorful festival in dance music? No problem.

As the sun has set on another ecstatic chapter of Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, Dancing Astronaut rounded up the extended weekend’s most enticing displays from the May 17-19 festivities. From Alison Wonderland‘s trap-tainted main-stage return, to Tchami and Malaa‘s bombtastic joint takeover of cosmicMEADOW, to Skrillex‘s surprise Saturday guest appearance, there’s no shortage of memorable music to muse over for months to come. The bar for the imminent 2019 festival season has been set exceedingly high indeed.

North Coast confirms new venue and 10-year anniversary lineup: Bassnectar, Major Lazer, and more

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North Coast confirms new venue and 10-year anniversary lineup: Bassnectar, Major Lazer, and moreNorth Coast Music Fest

For its watershed 10th installment, Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival has secured nearly 30 musical guests over a new two-day format for Labor Day Weekend, August 30-31.

Topped by Bassnectar and Major Lazer, “Summer’s Last Stand” is keeping its roster strictly electronic this year, appealing to its increasingly central audience in years passed. Additionally, after a career-long run at Union Park, North Coast is relocating to Chicago’s waterfront, specifically the picturesque, man-made peninsula, Northerly Island, at The Huntington Bank Pavilion.

The 2019 undercard runs deep, with bolstering from Tchami, Jai Wolf, Big Wild, Anna Lunoe, and i_o, to name a few of those poised to deliver performances between the two-stage setup. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 26 at 12pm CST.

More information on North Coast is available here.

NORTH COAST 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY LINEUP

(ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

Align

Anna Lunoe

Bassnectar

Big Wild

Birthdayy Partyy

Dee Mash

Dirty Monkey

Elevatd

Flux Pavilion

Ford.

GoodSex

Gorgon City (Live)

i_o

Inzo

Jai Wolf

Jauz

Kyle Walker

Major Lazer

Melvv

Ookay (DJ Set)

SG Lewis

Snakehips

SoDown

Stratus

Tchami

Trampa

Wooli

Yung Bae

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Sunset Music Festival releases dynamic phase two lineup featuring Zedd, Tchami, Illenium + more

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Sunset Music Festival releases dynamic phase two lineup featuring Zedd, Tchami, Illenium + moreSunset Music Festival

Sunset Music Festival is set to return to Tampa, Florida for its eighth iteration this Memorial Day weekend, and after releasing a heavy-hitting phase one lineup, festival organizer Disco Donnie is here with the phase two lineup.

Sunset Music Festival’s phase one lineup announcement included artists ranging from Kaskade and Audien all of the way to Chris Lake and Ilan Bluestone. Dog Blood‘s second show announcement after their lengthy hiatus was a spot among Sunset’s phase one announcement, and after their recent Ultra performance, fans certainly have something to be excited about.

Sunset Music Festival’s phase two announcement includes an equally diverse collection of artists, ranging from Zedd and Phantoms to Dion Timmer and Zeds Dead. Additional artists included in the phase two announcement are Illenium, Tchami, 4B, and DROELOE, among others. The event is slated to take place on May 25 and 26 at Raymond James Stadium, and tickets for the festival are available here.

Sunset Music Festival releases dynamic phase two lineup featuring Zedd, Tchami, Illenium + moreSMF Lineup

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Live set roundup: Stream Ultra day two performances from Zedd, deadmau5, Martin Garrix + more

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Live set roundup: Stream Ultra day two performances from Zedd, deadmau5, Martin Garrix + morePhilippe Wuyts For Ultra Music Festival Day 3 1

Ultra Music Festival‘s second day of production was nothing short of explosive. Martin Garrix fans found an unexpected new Garrix single on major streaming platforms everywhere just minutes after Garrix took Ultra’s main stage. Sound familiar? It should have, for that single was none other than Matisse & Sadko and Alex Aris’ collaboration, “Mistaken,” which comprised the opening of Garrix’s Ultra set. Garrix’s swift progression from the live debut of an unreleased ID, to the formal release thereof, however, was but one of the many noteworthy electronic developments of Ultra’s second day.

From deadmau5‘s presentation of the cutting-edge technology that is Cube 3.0 for the very first time during his main stage closing set, to Zedd’s gritty remix of Swedish House Mafia‘s “Save to World,” not to mention Illenium‘s Ultra debut, day two of the Miami flagship kept live streamers and attendees alike engaged in their uncertainty of just what would happen next. Relive the festival’s momentous sequel to day one with sets from Zedd, Armin van Buuren, Illenium, NGHTMRE & Slander (Gud Vibrations), Tchami, deadmau5, and Martin Garrix.

Revisit live sets from Ultra’s opening day, here.

Zedd, Main Stage

Armin van Buuren, Main Stage

Illenium, Main Stage

NGHTMRE & Slander (Gud Vibrations)

Tchami, Main Stage

deadmau5, Main Stage

Martin Garrix, Main Stage

Photo credit: Philippe Wuyts Photography