What So Not and Diablo – OOGAHDAM!

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What So Not and Diablo – OOGAHDAM!What So Not

What So Not has gone outside of his usual creative aesthetic with Diablo for a brand new collaboration, “OOGAHDAM!” The two have both done something completely different for this production, defying expectation with a heady drum ‘n’ bass tune. Its instrumentation is robotic and futuristic in tone, implying inspiration from other greats in this arena like Pendulum. Well-placed vocal samples add an infectious and urban-inspired edge to the finished product. Though this single is far different than one might assume from these two collaborators, their willingness to step completely out of their proverbial boxes is commendable—and speaks to their abilities as producers. Hopefully, we’ll see more of this from both parties in the coming months.

“For me 2019 is about being free and spontaneous. It’s getting back to: This feels right for this moment. Let’s put it out in the world now,” explained What So Not about the release.

“OOGAHDAM!” is out now via Mad Decent and Sweat It Out.

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NMF Roundup: Skrillex and TroyBoi become ‘WARLORDZ,’ The Bloody Beetroots reveal new EP + more

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NMF Roundup: Skrillex and TroyBoi become ‘WARLORDZ,’ The Bloody Beetroots reveal new EP + moreSkrille Troyboi

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.

Skrillex has joined forces with TroyBoi to craft a hefty collaboration, “WARLORDZ,” and The Bloody Beetroots has finally revealed his full five-track Heavy EP. What So Not brings new material with “OOGAHDAM!” and Pryda delivers PRYDA 15 VOL I, containing tracks like “Warrior.” Seven Lions and Fiora take festival season by force with a festival mix of “Let Go,” and Kaskade puts his own spin on Jennifer Lopez’s “Medicine.” The Knocks recruit Nigerian singer Kah-Lo for “Awa Ni,” and The Black Madonna takes “About Work The Dancefloor” to new heights. Kove brings his shadowy style of drum ‘n’ bass to “Bearclaw,” and Lane 8 and Yotto have created a dreamy collaboration, “I / Y.” Armin van Buuren and Benno de Goeij make an appearance as GAIA, delivering the extensive Moons of Jupiter compilation. 3LAU and Bright Lights team up once again on “Down for Life,” and Matroda brings his signature thumping bass to “The One.” Darren Styles keeps happy hardcore alive with “Never Let Me Down,” and Vintage & Morelli is in “Bloom” on his newest release. Kraysh showcases his unique sound on “Void,” and Billy Kenny takes on Kyle Watson and Kylah Jasmine’s “You Boy.”

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.

What So Not perseveres through concussion at Ubbi Dubbi with full set

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What So Not perseveres through concussion at Ubbi Dubbi with full setWhat So Not Decadence Nye 2017 Rukes

It’s not often one hears of an artist putting on a full on performance with a concussion—let alone centered around loud, powerful bass that might even add to the damage. What So Not has accomplished this feat, however, in a stunning display of perseverance at Ubbi Dubbi festival. The producer realized he’d had a concussion not long after he began his set, according to his account of the incident, when he suddenly found himself feeling confused and unable to figure out how to select tracks he’d wanted to play next. This unfolded shortly after he’d hit his head on a low hanging beam prior to climbing onto the stage.

Despite his frustrating injury and almost giving up entirely on the set, What So Not managed to pull it together and finish his performance. Fans might not have even noticed anything was off, according to commentary around his set. He’s since cleared his head after resting and icing it after his set. We wish What So Not well in his full recovery.

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Yesterday was one of the harder sets of my life. . I smacked my head on a low hanging LED wall climbing on stage. It immediately put me to the floor, but I didn’t realize anything was that serious until moments later I couldn’t figure out how to select what to play. . We worked out pretty quick I’d concussed myself, but decided id deal with it after the set. . It was a bazaar experience. Despite jumping around & smiling through it, I almost sat down & just gave up a couple times. . Took a minute to sit & chill & ice my head once I was done. Was still a little confused for a few hours but eventually cleared up. . Sorry to anyone at @ubbidubbifest if the show was a little off? I think it was alright, but can’t remember it too well ha.. . All is good & well today. Still an amazing weekend of shows. See u all soon 💙 . @ubbidubbifest @rukes @ohdagyo

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Explore hidden gems from Flume on his old Reddit account

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Explore hidden gems from Flume on his old Reddit accountFlume Credit Tyrone Bradley

Future bass pioneer and industry giant Flume‘s return had the whole music scene gripping its seat after an enduring silence. Coming back full force with new content including two documentaries and a 17-track mixtape accompanied with a vividly lustrous visualizer, Flume destroyed all expectations in a masterful maneuver of experimental craftsmanship that he has displayed over and over.

On March 25, a couple days after releasing his already well-received mixtape Hi This is FlumeFlume posted —with what appears to be his old Reddit account— a shout-out thanking listeners in the Flume subreddit.

Hi This Is Flume (4 real tho) from r/Flume

Although the account seems relatively inactive, Flume left a chuckle-worthy reply to one of the comments on the post.

Explore hidden gems from Flume on his old Reddit accountScreen Shot 2019 03 26 At 8.27.24 PM E1553648548408

His user handle u/humblebuzz contain posts that date back as early as nine years ago on March 2010. The profile documents his early journey into producing, from linking his MySpace page to making music under earlier moniker HEDS, and eventually What So Not and Flume. Under humblebuzz, Flume shared a plethora of content including advice to aspiring artists, music he bumped, and his own career progress — this moombahton track under What So Not, getting signed to his current label Future Classic, and even his 2016 Companion EP artwork. Needless to say, he’s shown Reddit a lot of love in the past decade and the electronic music community even more. Humble roots never go unrewarded and Flume is the prime example as he steps into an exciting 2019.

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EDC Las Vegas unveils full lineup featuring deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Tchami x Malaa + more

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EDC Las Vegas unveils full lineup featuring deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Tchami x Malaa + moreThe Holy Mountain For Insomniac Events 1 Min

The wait is finally over. The EDC Las Vegas 2019 lineup is here.

After an initial reveal on March 26’s Night Owl Radio episode with EDC founder Pasquale Rotella, the festival has unleashed its full offerings, spread out over the weekend of May 17-19 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The three days are rife with talent as usual, kicking off with a Bill Nye-hosted opening ceremony. The initial evening will thrill with performances by deadmau5, Alesso, Above & Beyond, and an “old skool dubstep set” from Skream and Rusko. Saturday will see acts like Claude VonStroke, Kayzo, REZZ, Nero, and Charlotte De Witte take the stage. On EDC’s final day, festival-goers will be treated to sets from Armin van Buuren, Dillon Francis, Illenium, What So Not, and countless others.

Tickets are available here.

EDC Las Vegas unveils full lineup featuring deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Tchami x Malaa + moreEdc Vegas Lineup 2019

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What So Not keeps energy high with release of EDC Mexico set

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What So Not keeps energy high with release of EDC Mexico setWhat So Not Festival

EDC Mexico might be over, but the music lives on. Australian producer What So Not was one of the featured artists at the festival, along with fan favorites like Skrillex, Kaskade, and REZZ. What So Not has blessed fans by sharing his full hour-plus set from the Insomniac-produced festival on his YouTube channel, sprinkled with IDs, remixes, and even an edit of Toto’s “Africa.”

In addition to letting fans go back to his festival performance with the YouTube release, the producer has been releasing a steady stream on music, including recent downtempo track “We Can Be Friends” featuring Herizen.

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What So Not creates a peaceful place with new single ‘We Can Be Friends’

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What So Not creates a peaceful place with new single ‘We Can Be Friends’Herizen What So Not

What So Not is back with new music following the early 2018 release of his debut full-length album, Not All The Beautiful Things. On his latest, “We Can Be Friends,” the Aussie beat maker picks back up where he left off, letting the production elements melt into the background, allowing the featured vocals to be front and center in new release. What So Not taps up-and-comer Herizen for the new track—the release was born when the two met at a writing camp in Nicaragua.

They comment that the vocals and production almost immediately fell into place. What So Not notes, “On the first take, Herizen belted out the chorus over some chords I was playing.” He continues,

“We caught a moment and ran with it.”

The simple, yet captivating, melody can seems inspired by peace in an otherwise chaotic setting and showcases both artists’ ability to let a lyrical story speak for itself. The “Divide & Conquer” producer allows his pensive beat to serve as the track’s backdrop with electronic elements accenting Herizen’s emphatic top-line. Prior to being featured on “We Can Be Friends,” Herizen’s breakout came with her role in Netflix’s now-defunct The Get Down, though now with a What So Not collaboration in the books, we might be seeing her career as a vocalist begin to really take off.

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What So Not creates a peaceful place with new single ‘We Can Be Friends’

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What So Not creates a peaceful place with new single ‘We Can Be Friends’Herizen What So Not

What So Not is back with new music following the early 2018 release of his debut full-length album, Not All The Beautiful Things. On his latest, “We Can Be Friends,” the Aussie beat maker picks back up where he left off, letting the production elements melt into the background, allowing the featured vocals to be front and center in new release. What So Not taps up-and-comer Herizen for the new track—the release was born when the two met at a writing camp in Nicaragua.

They comment that the vocals and production almost immediately fell into place. What So Not notes, “On the first take, Herizen belted out the chorus over some chords I was playing.” He continues,

“We caught a moment and ran with it.”

The simple, yet captivating, melody can seems inspired by peace in an otherwise chaotic setting and showcases both artists’ ability to let a lyrical story speak for itself. The “Divide & Conquer” producer allows his pensive beat to serve as the track’s backdrop with electronic elements accenting Herizen’s emphatic top-line. Prior to being featured on “We Can Be Friends,” Herizen’s breakout came with her role in Netflix’s now-defunct The Get Down, though now with a What So Not collaboration in the books, we might be seeing her career as a vocalist begin to really take off.

Photo Credit: Gage Sohler

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