HARD Summer is nearly upon us, and as the staple Southern California dance event ramps up for one of it’s biggest billings yet, the festival is rolling out its annual mixtape series with veteran beatsmith YehMe2.
The former Flosstradamus proponent split from his longtime producer partner Curt Cameruci in late 2016 to launch his new alias in early 2017. Since then, he’s built a massive catalog of heavy handed heaters and remixes, from hisSteal This Mixtapeseries to collaborative cuts with A-Trak, WHIPPED CREAM, and more. Now, YehMe2 is primed to return to HARD Summer, a festival he’s dominated countless times over the years, and he’s locked in to deliver one of the most exciting—and hyped— performances of the weekend.
Ahead of YehMe2’s HARD Summer performance, vibe out with a new hour-long mix from the Chicago-native DJ below.
Beats, a brand new movie reflecting on 1990s UK rave culture from Steven Soderbergh (Oceans Eleven) and Brian Welsh (Black Mirror), is due out in theaters on May 17. Being such a music-focused project, many wondered what rave classics might make it into the film. Classic ravers worry not—the official soundtrack to Beats has dropped, and is now available to stream in full.
Featuring iconic acts like The Prodigy, Orbital, and Inner City, the soundtrack takes the listener through the depths of house, acid, techno, breaks, and bass. However, the soundtrack does not shy away from more contemporary tracks, with Hudson Mohawke’s “Scud Books” making a high-profile appearance. Check out the film’s trailer and soundtrack below.
Since the tech giant’s aquisition of Beats Electronics in 2014, steadily shifting away from the Beats Music brand has translated into a meteoric rise for the ensuing Apple Music brand that replaced it. Internally however, the total overhaul of Beats’ original platform and look over the last four years has distanced some of the platform’s top executives — including Dr. Dre. Iovine is just the next in line to hang it up, or at least take a backseat at Apple Music. The Interscope Records founder reportedly doesn’t quite fit the platform’s new model like he did half a decade ago, though the timing seems to work out quite nicely in his favor. Iovine’s compensation from the 2014 sale fully vests in August, likely making way for a mutual changing of the guard, while still allowing Apple to retain Iovine’s expertise and widespread label connections.
Earlier this year reports suggested that Apple Music could surpass Spotify’s US subscriber base by the summer. With Iovine stepping back and possibly fresh blood coming in to assume his responsibilities, look for Apple Music to continue to trend upward in 2018 as they close out Iovine’s incredibly successful run at the top.
If the phrase “beautiful EDM” piques your interest, we’ve got good news for you. 5-piece group Moglebaum is releasing their first single in over a year. These instrumentalists and beat-makers have sounds akin to Bonobo and Chet Porter, and Beats Antique and use their talents to create what they call “organic electronic”. It should be no surprise that