3LAU fans can expect the producer-philanthropist to debut his latest re-imaginative undertaking on his North American Ultraviolet tour: a remix of Alesso and Anitta’s recent release, “Is That For Me.”
3LAU’s take amplifies the sonic sexual appeal of the original through a sultry, low toned bass line that pulsates throughout the duration of the song. The “Is It Love” hit maker layers metallic synths over the bass line at the drop’s build, effectively deepening the track’s pitch while tempering Anitta’s soaring vocal. 3LAU’s remix is an alluring flirtation with an edgier sound than that exhibited by the original.
It’s Friday and that means that is officially New Music Friday and break for many of you. As we make our way into the weekend here and the holidays, it’s now time to share all of this week’s newest music releases with the official New EDM This Week playlist. As we scoured the web this
Alesso moves deeper into the pop territory that he toed on cross genre single, “Let Me Go,” on his latest release, “Is That For Me,” a sultry product that further evinces Alesso’s shift from Swedish commercial house to a more mainstream, pop-oriented sound.
He enlists fellow Shots label mate, Anitta for the fluid vocal number, making use of an ear catching pop hook that enables the Brazilian phenom to exhibit her expansive vocal range. “Is That For Me” materializes as the track that could very well prove to be Anitta’s first international hit, the release a part of the singer’s “Checkmate” campaign, which will see Anitta release a new song each month in English, Spanish, or Portugese as a part of her labor to bring her music to many different markets.
Just moments before his performance at the AMAs, Alesso sat down with Billboard to talk about the collaboration for “Let Me Go” featuring Hailee Steinfeld, Florida Georgia Line, and watt. “I used to just think about what will work on a dance floor at a festival. Now, I try to put out a song that
The American Music Awards are coming up shockingly fast. As the year ends, award shows start to crop up every which way. Usually when it comes to music awards there is little love given to the dance music community as a whole. The Grammy’s actually hold almost all the dance music related awards off air.
Kygo‘s sophomore album Kids in Love is set for release on November 3, and for a week preceding, the Norwegian producer has been releasing one track a day from the LP. So far, the album is a combination of tropical house and pop with collaborations ranging from John Newman to OneRepublic.
The first three tracks from the album that have been released are the title track “Kids In Love,” “Never Let You Go,” and “Sunrise.” So far, each track has been incredibly different, and the Norwegian producer’s next two releases “Riding Shotgun” and “Stranger Things” continue this trend of diversity.
“Riding Shotgun” opens with Bonnie McKee’s high pitched vocals and then falls into a pop tropical drop. Many of the producer’s recent tracks have leaned pop over electronic, but “Riding Shotgun” has groovy chords and an extended electronic drop while McKee’s catchy vocals are the glue that will appeal to pop lovers.
For his next release titled “Stranger Things,” Kygo partnered with OneRepublic, and the high profile collaboration is almost certainly going to be a radio sensation. The production elements of this track are very subtle with piano and a steady drum beat serving as the backbone of the track while OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder vocals are the focal point.
John Newman and OneRepublic are not new to collaborating with electronic music producers, having previously worked with Calvin Harris and Alesso, respectively. As Kygo continues to roll out tracks ahead of Kids In Love‘s release, it will be interesting to see who else the producer is collaborating with.
Since ‘Mi Gente’ was first released in late June of this year, the track has caught fire! Translating to English as, “My People”, the single has seriously held true to its name and resonated with practically anyone who encounters the incredibly catchy tune. For almost 4 months ‘Mi Gente’ has been in heavy rotation on
While seeing someone like Hardwell or Afrojack at the Ultra main stage today may be a similar experience to what it was in 2012, it cannot be denied that dance music has seen considerable change over the past five years or so. One of the biggest signs has been the willingness of artists to expand their sounds and collaborative choices. For example, Afrojack, who was dropping the crunchiest beats in the game a few years ago, is now working with artists like Ty Dolla $ign and Luis Fonsi to breed mainstream, Top 40 tracks. There’s also the case of The Chainsmokers, who went from remixing popular indie/alternative songs in 2013 to now being arguably the hottest duo in the world right now, topping the charts across all genres in working with Coldplay, Halsey, and others.
Dance music has proven it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and that it is capable of rapid evolution and reinvention. To prove how much the music has changed over the years, a Facebook page called Revealed Family posted two videos entitled “EDM – THEN vs. NOW.” The videos give a track by track outline of how different music by the top DJs in the game was 5 years ago versus how it is now. There’s a clear difference in sound and production style that should be noticed instantly. The videos include old and new tracks by Nicky Romero, Zedd, R3hab, Avicii, Skrillex, Alesso, Vicetone, Deorro, The Chainsmokers and more.
Do you ever say or hear that EDM artists have sold out? While we do love artist’s freewill and the ability that any DJ can reinvent themselves by exploring new sounds, it is very surprising to see how much dance music has changed over the past 5 years. Today, we know Zedd for his huge
There comes a time in every adult human’s life, should they be lucky enough to live that long, when they must conclude that youth culture is trash — or at least it has become entirely indecipherable to anyone old enough to exist outside its bubble. From my vantage point out here, I’m pretty sure what’s … More »