NMF Roundup: Gesaffelstein teams up with The Weeknd, Calvin Harris and Rag’n’Bone Man join forces, Don Diablo flips Panic! At The Disco + more

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NMF Roundup: Gesaffelstein teams up with The Weeknd, Calvin Harris and Rag’n’Bone Man join forces, Don Diablo flips Panic! At The Disco + moreGesaffelstein Jorge Meza Photos

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.

In one of the most anticipated releases already this year, Gesaffelstein and The Weeknd have teamed up for “Lost in the Fire.” deadmau5‘s “Midas Heel” and “Drama Free” have been re-released as part of Netflix’s Polar soundtrack. Calvin Harris taps Rag’n’Bone Man for the soulful “Giant,” and Don Diablo takes Panic! At The Disco‘s “High Hopes” to new heights with a spirited remix. In a powerful mega-collab, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin van Buuren, and W&W have delivered the catchy “Repeat After Me.” Tiësto‘s “Grapevine” sees a fun reinvention by Tujamo, and Lost Kings drop “Anti-Everything” from their new Paper Crowns collection. After months of anticipation, the UK’s Gammer has finally unveiled his notable hardcore remix of Ran-D’s “Zombie.” STANDERWICK puts his stamp on Gareth Emery and Emma Hewitt‘s December release, “Take Everything,” and Luttrell returns with an ethereal number, “Into Clouds.” Party Favor throws it back to 2012 with a release of the same name, and WAVEDASH get heavy in new track, “Whiplash.”

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: Jorge Meza

Gesaffelstein teases new collaboration with The Weeknd, ‘Lost In Fire’

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The Weeknd and Gesaffelstein are together again, this time reuniting on “Lost In Fire,” from Gesaffelstein’s upcoming Columbia Records debut, Hyperion, due later this year.

The pair last linked on two tracks from The Weeknd’s My Dear Melancholy in early 2018, and now the R&B star and French electronic visionary are priming fans for their next collaboration, arriving today in the form of a short teaser clip. Gesaffelstein’s LP debut, Aleph, first landed back in October of 2013, and he snapped a four year hiatus in December with the release of his sophomore album’s lead single, “Reset.” Currently, there’s no official release date for “Lost In Fire,” though with the newly surfaced teaser, expect the full single to follow closely.

 

Rumored Woodstock 50th anniversary lineup includes Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, and more

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Rumored Woodstock 50th anniversary lineup includes Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, and moreElliott Landy Woodstock

The 50th anniversary of the seminal Woodstock Music and Art Fair has caused quite the stir in the rumor mill. After Michael Lang, one of the co-creators of Woodstock, told the Poughkeepsie Journal that “we have definite plans,” music fans across all genres have been spinning for details.

Known leak account Festive Owl got their hands on a deck that is proposing a separate event from the one mentioned by Lang. It’s called “Journey On” and was pitched sometime in the spring of 2018. The images list artists approached, including Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, Chance The Rapper, Logic, The Weeknd, Eminem, Ariana Grande, Kesha, Neil Young, Bon Jovi, Elton John, Phish, The Who, Santana, and many more artists pitched, looking to create a pan-generational lineup celebrating one of the most historic music festivals.

The event that brought more than 400,000 people to Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains in August of 1969 featured music icons such as Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Grateful Dead, Santana, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Janis Joplin, and many more. It makes sense that this nexus for the larger counterculture generation could organize one of the most highly anticipated lineups of next year.

Although nothing is finalized, these images add to the stirring rumor mill with a music festival plan that has not yet seen the light of day.

Photo credit: Elliott Landy

Rumored Woodstock 50th anniversary lineup includes Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, and more

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Rumored Woodstock 50th anniversary lineup includes Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, and moreElliott Landy Woodstock

The 50th anniversary of the seminal Woodstock Music and Art Fair has caused quite the stir in the rumor mill. After Michael Lang, one of the co-creators of Woodstock, told the Poughkeepsie Journal that “we have definite plans,” music fans across all genres have been spinning for details.

Known leak account Festive Owl got their hands on a deck that is proposing a separate event from the one mentioned by Lang. It’s called “Journey On” and was pitched sometime in the spring of 2018. The images list artists approached, including Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, Chance The Rapper, Logic, The Weeknd, Eminem, Ariana Grande, Kesha, Neil Young, Bon Jovi, Elton John, Phish, The Who, Santana, and many more artists pitched, looking to create a pan-generational lineup celebrating one of the most historic music festivals.

The event that brought more than 400,000 people to Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains in August of 1969 featured music icons such as Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Grateful Dead, Santana, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Janis Joplin, and many more. It makes sense that this nexus for the larger counterculture generation could organize one of the most highly anticipated lineups of next year.

Although nothing is finalized, these images add to the stirring rumor mill with a music festival plan that has not yet seen the light of day.

Photo credit: Elliott Landy

Crankdat unveils 3-part re-crank of Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’

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He’s a remixer at heart, but for DJ Crankdat, 2018 was about showcasing his talents on original music. However, after nearly a year, he’s decided to bring back his fan favorite “re-cranks” with a series tracks from one of 2018’s hottest releases. Astroworld Re-cranked is a selection of three songs from Travis Scott‘s latest album of the same name. He’s released one re-crank-a-day for three consecutive days, each one crazier than the next. According to their SoundCloud descriptions, it seems to be a project that’s close to his heart:

“I haven’t done any proper ‘re-cranks’ in nearly a year. My goal for 2018 was to begin artistically defining myself with my original music. I feel like I did that, but in doing so I had to put a hold on one of my favorite means of expression – remixes…re-cranks are back and I couldn’t be any more proud. Here’s my first project for you, I’ve been working on it since the end of summer. 3 songs from one body of work, but 3 very different vibes.”

Prepare to head-bang through the project’s first installment, an edit of “No Bystanders,” which includes snippets of the original’s most significant verses and climaxes with an intriguing pause before making the crowd go wild. Number two takes on the chart-topping collaboration with Drake “Sicko Mode” and it’s as hard-hitting as the first, allowing for some creative edge with two re-cranks in one, due to the original’s sudden changes in arrangement. Lastly, he brings it down a bit for the chilled-out Weeknd feature on “Wake Up.” It’s more melodic and synth-driven in nature, yet is a great conclusion to something that is bound to be a crucial element of Crankdat’s live show as 2018 comes to a close.

The Weeknd and Daft Punk are being sued for allegedly stealing ‘Starboy’

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Daft Punk and The Weeknd are being accused of stealing the beat from their 2016 hit collaboration, Starboy,” which peaked at no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 at the top of 2017. According to TMZ, poet, singer, and songwriter Yasminah claims her record “Hooyo” is the blueprint for the trio’s joint hit.

Yasminah states she released “Hooyo” in 2009, and of course, “Starboy” came to fruition seven years later. The similarities are obvious: same chorus, same key, same tempo, and same claps on beats two and four. With the “Starboy” rhythm seemingly an obvious rip of the originally, thousands of fans and onlookers are siding with Yasminah with this one.

Two of Yasminah’s producers have already threatened lawsuits over the song, but they never made it to court. She believes that The Weeknd, real name Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, only knew of her song because of his East African roots. While The Weeknd was born in Canada, both of his parents are of Ethiopian descent. Yasminah is now requesting her portion of those settlements, which clock in at over $5 million. The “Starboy” music video currently has amassed nearly 1.4 billion views. Listen to both tracks below and make the comparisons for yourself.

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Medasin and Louis Futon tease must-listen Travis Scott flip [Watch]

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Medasin and Louis Futon tease must-listen Travis Scott flip [Watch]Medasin Louis Futon Travis Scott Flip Video

Medasin and Louis Futon dropped a teaser video showing the smooth groove kings going certified bonkers on a flip of Travis Scott‘s “Wake Up.” The video shows the duo jamming on an a cappella of The Weeknd‘s featured vocals, after asking fans for song suggestions for an impromptu rework. The two producers start with the original’s raw vocals, and put it through a multi-step soul machine. The video shows Medasin laying down effortless keyboard stylings, while Louis Futon taps out drums on the fly and records a sliding bass guitar line. The creative chemistry in the studio is palpable, and whatever difficulties Medasin may have playing to thousands on tour clearly disappear when he’s just jamming and creating.

Oddly enough this is the first we’ve seen of the the two artists collaborating, despite dominating the same vein of electronic music. The duo needlessly asked if they should release the full version (the answer is undoubtedly hell yes), but fans can bask in the glory of Medasin’s dance moves while they wait for the rework to drop in full.

The Weeknd previews two new songs on his ‘Memento Mori’ radio show [Stream]

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The Weeknd previews two new songs on his ‘Memento Mori’ radio show [Stream]The Weeknd Live 1

That The Weeknd has some new music to share is hardly a surprise, given the My Dear Melancholy crooner’s confirmation earlier this month that he was once again rubbing elbows in the studio with Gesaffelstein, a key figure in the 2018 album’s production.

While The Weeknd assisted on two of the year’s most noteworthy releases in the rap ring–Nicki Minaj‘s Queen, and Travis Scott‘s Astroworld–the R&B vocalist certainly isn’t neglecting his own projects, as the second episode of The Weeknd’s Beats 1 radio show, “Memento Mori” evinced.

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The Weeknd treated listeners to previews of two new tracks that currently remain unreleased, including a remix of My Dear Melancholy constituent, “Try Me,” that features hip hop heavyweights Quavo, Trouble, and Swae Lee.

Those who missed “Memento Mori’s” live broadcast can stream the newly debuted material, here.

H/T: Consequence of Sound 

‘Astroworld’ secures No. 1 seat, giving ‘Scorpion’ the boot after five weeks on top

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Travis Scott‘s newest album, the long-anticipated, ASTROWORLD, has proven itself extraplanetary, indeed. After a little over a week since its release, the album has eclipsed the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart — beating out Drake‘s multiple-record-breaking double-sided album, Scorpion, which held a fierce five-week streak at the top. Somewhat ironically, Drake is among the flood of high-profile acts to be featured on the album (appearing on “SICKO MODE”), also including Frank Ocean, James Blake, Kid Cudi, The Weeknd, and even Stevie Wonder.

ASTROWORLD is the “Goosebumps” rapper’s third studio album, following his 2015 breakthrough release Rodeo followed by the following year’s Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight. Scott also capped off 2017 with his collaborative project with Quavo of Migos, Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho.

Despite its astronomical success, ASTRO didn’t arrive without its abundant share of hiccups, including a slew of false release date announcements and a sundry of production delays. The carnival-themed album stands as Scott’s second chart-topper, garnering a whopping equivalent of 537,000 album units, with 270,000 of those in traditional album sales.

The Weeknd is working on new material with Gesaffelstein

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The Weeknd is already back in the lab following the March release of his acclaimed extended play My Dear Melancholy,. The project featured a brooding, cerebral brand of R&B, crafted by contributions from Skrillex, Nicolas Jaar, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk, and Gesaffelstein‘s sinister electronic production sensibilities. Now the “Call Out My Name” crooner has confirmed he’s already working on a Melancholy reunion of sorts, enlisting Gesaffelstein for fresh, new material.

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The pair previously put together “I Was Never There” and “Hurt You” and now it appears The Weeknd has once again tapped the elusive “Pursuit” producer for another likely dark, moody collaborative piece, confirming the news on social media. No specific release details exist yet for their new project, though with his last release, The Weeknd kept tight lipped and subliminal in his messaging leading up to the EP’s roll out. Gesaffelstein famously hung up his live performance chops in 2015 with a run of high-profile final performances. While there’s no indication he has any plans to return to performing, he has a track record of prolific work alongside hip-hop’s top creators and it looks like he may be adding to it with another Weeknd feature.