NMF Roundup: Yellow Claw bring the heat, Elephante tugs at heartstrings, SLANDER remix Above & Beyond, and more

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The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. 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.


Sydney producer JVLY teams up with the sultry SARAI to create a groovy atmospheric tune full of pulsing synths and clean high hats.

The production trio known as Brohug take the original “Too Good To Be True” and turn it into a vibrant house heater that entices dancing from beginning to end.

Blasterjaxx and Bassjackers perfectly execute a dynamic big room track, with a heavy kick and mesmerizing lead synth. Festival-goers will stand no chance.

If future house is on the agenda for the weekend, then Jay Hardway and Mesto are claiming their spot with a track that bounces with stuttering synths and a catchy repeating vocal, leaving some of us not wanting to be saved.

Building anticipation for their new album on June 22, the Yellow Claw duo release yet another silky tune featuring Rochelle, full of brassy horns and a fat snare.

Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa sound like a dream duo, until Valentino Khan comes along and puts his spin on “One Kiss,” turning it into a classic house beat riddled with alluring piano.

Elephante taps on the powerfully elegant Nevve to bring “Otherside” to life, that speaks about trying to remember a dream you had and the pursuit of getting back to it.

1788-L creates a literal “CYBERSPACE,” by building an epically cinematic and intricate track full of gritty synths that makes one feel as if they really are in the future.

SLANDER create their own emotional rendition of Above & Beyond‘s “ALWAYS,” that dramatically builds from minimal elements to an all encompassing drop.

Melbourne duo Two Can deliver a melodic beauty “Got Habits” in the form of one knocky wood block, a hypnotizing vocal, and strategic synths.

Delicate guitar riffs ring, as deep bass slowly take over on Tom Budin and Kopa’s splendid new track “Things Change.”

Australian multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Mickey Kojak, delivers a refreshingly unique tune full of retro vibes from the arpeggiating pluck to the funky bassline.

The mysterious In.Drip. project feels something like driving in the rain. With his crispy yet mellow beats, laden with his effortlessly gentle voice that delivers verse after verse, he makes any drive a pleasant one.

ZAXX pulls on the heartstrings in “Together” with playful xylophones and a huge synth drop, that leaves the listener in a world of their own.

Newcomer OTHER creates a catchy tune from his soulful voice reminiscent of Blackbear and Mike Posner, to the clean guitar and exciting electronic drop.

Tomorrowland adds impressive wave of artists to its already enormous 2018 lineup

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Tomorrowland has announced another new wave of artists for its flagship Belguim event slated for two weekends in July.

Joining the collection of already astonishing talent includes Afrojack, Alan Walker, Benny Benassi, Blasterjaxx, Chuckie, Craig David (Presents TS5), Duke Dumont, Erick Morillo, Galantis, Gui Boratto, Idris Elba, Nicole Moudaber, Ookay, Quintino, Ricardo Villalobos, Salvatore Ganacci, Tujamo, and Ummet Ozcan.

While the festival has yet to deliver on its potential Swedish House Mafia booking, time shall tell whether the festival delivers on the “unexpected,” as it has confirmed plans to continue rolling out artists into the week.

Follow the announcement on Tomorrowland’s Twitter.

Catch Up On This Month’s Top 40 Dance Music Releases [PLAYLIST]

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While you scarf down the rest those Thanksgiving leftovers, catch up on November’s newest and hottest tracks!

NIVIRO – You (Original Mix)

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NoCopyrightSounds is always at the forefront of innovative, fresh music. For its latest release, the London-based label has brought on 20-year-old Belgian producer NIVIRO. “You” is a feel-good house track that is primed for festival stages. With its catchy melody and choppy vocals, the single is guaranteed to end up on summer playlists across the world.

NIVIRO has been steadily working his way to recognition, garnering attention from big names like Tiësto, Alan Walker and Blasterjaxx. Indeed, fans of Alan Walker may recognize NIVIRO’s track “The Ghost,” which the “Faded” producer has been including in his sets recently. The budding artist has also started his own monthly radio show and will be performing at Tomorrowland at the end of the month.

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Blasterjaxx display their mastery of ‘festival sound’ with ‘Do or Die’

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Continuing their strong run of releases in 2017, Blasterjaxx have just dropped a “festival edition” of their recent XX Files EP. In their new release, the duo revise the original EP – which dabbles in much deeper, bass oriented music – to become suited for large, open venues and powerful sound systems capable of doing the music justice.

“Do or Die” is a song from the release which deserves special mention for its well-composed reflection of what Blasterjaxx stands for – infectious energy.  What instantly sets the song apart from the others on the EP is the way in which it manages to deliver a substantial amount of bass without going overboard. Every element of the track also has a distinctly invigorating effect; its lyrics, its fever-pitch tempo of the bridge, and its ultimate bass drop all help to ensure that “Do or Die” will become a main-stage staple during the festival season.

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Blasterjaxx Drop 7 New Tracks on XX Files [Festival Edition]

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Just a few months after releasing their first feature-length EP ‘XX Files’, Blasterjaxx show no signs of slowing down as they just released a second 7-track volume called ‘XX Files [Festival Edition]’. It starts with the track ‘070’ that is full of bubbling bass and hip-shaking percussion. Next up is ‘Do Or Die’ which is

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Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike And Diplo Unveil “Hey Baby” Remix Package

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Following up on their late 2016 release of “Hey Baby,” Diplo and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have released the song’s official remix pack through Diplo’s Mad Decent label. Featuring towering flips from the likes of Lost Frequencies, Steve Aoki, Blasterjaxx and DVLM themselves, the pack offers a full exploration of the original’s potential both for the festival stage and beyond.

Lost Frequencies’ remix pulls back the high energy of the original, centering it on gentle guitar strums and a laid back percussion section. Meanwhile, Steve Aoki goes the other way with his own, transforming the song into a harsh, hybrid moombahton/electro monstrosity primed for the gnarliest of festival sets.

Blasterjaxx stripped down the original tune to its most basic components for their take, using Deb’s Daughter’s vocals as the centerpiece for a thunderous big room heater. DVLM’s official Tomorrowland remix of “Hey Baby” is also included on the pack, giving festival attendees and fans at home the chance to hear the complete cut of one of the duo’s most powerful set highlights.

Check out the complete pack below.

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Source: Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike And Diplo Unveil “Hey Baby” Remix Package

Blasterjaxx Talk New Music and Going Back to Their Roots [Interview]

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2016 was a huge year for electronic music, not only for mainstream crossover artists, but for lots of headline artists across genres. For artists like Blasterjaxx, finding ways to stay fresh and relevant can be a major challenge once a certain sound has been established and industry trends start to shift over the years. I got the chance to talk with Thom about things he and his partner-in-crime, Idir, learned in the hectic year that passed. For the guys of Blasterjaxx they found joy in going back to the sounds that they originally made with an eye and an ear open for those hardcore fans. Here’s what Thom had to say.

Hey Thom, 2016 has been a pretty crazy year. Tell me about some of the highlights and lessons of 2016.

“Let’s start with the highlights, definitely our own label, Maxximize Records. We never expected when we started the label, at the end of last year, that we would have more than 20 releases on the label in the first year. All the tracks are really powerful and the quality is really good. Some bigger guys are jumping on board like Dannic and DBSTF to release on our label, it’s going really, really well.”

“You can tell there’s still a lot of hunger for those big room sounds, and there are not so many labels that can deliver those kind of tunes, since everybody’s jumping on future bass and deep house and whatever. There’s still a lot of people out there wanting to hear those big room kind of sounds, so that’s pretty good for us.”

“We took kind of a new direction and that’s also the thing we’ve learned about this year. For a while we felt like we needed to change our sound and evolve with the whole flow of the industry, and we were kind of stuck. Creative wise, it really hit us, we were sitting in the studio, we had no clue, or any creativity, no clue who to take an example from. So at a certain point we were like, fuck that shit. For real, we looked back on what we did back in the days, what’s the kind of stuff that people really want to hear from us.”

“We were looking for unreleased stuff from ourselves that people put on YouTube, to see how the comments were to see how the like/dislike ratio was and through that we kind of brought back the joy in the studio and the motivation for ourselves to get back our actual core sound, which we did. So right now we’re more happy than ever in the studio, we are back in that flow, we feel that kind of creativity that we really had in the beginning, what was the essence and whole thing behind Blasterjaxx. Our new track ‘No Sleep’ is a perfect example of that creativity and that kind of boost.”

You’ve got a new Blasterjaxx single and a remix for The Chainsmokers coming out before the new year, tell me about some of the new releases and what else you’ll be working on next year?

“Next year we’ve got something really big scheduled that will drop around March, I can’t spoil anything yet. In February we’ve got a new single, it’s a follow-up of “Ghost in the Machine” with Jonathan Mendelsohn. It’s like a harder Blasterjaxx sound, again we’re really trying to satisfy our own fan base, all the people who were commenting over the last two years, please bring back that old sound.”

“For the Chainsmokers remix I approached the guys and was like, yo, are you guys looking for like a festival mix or a club version of this tune? So they sent over the stems and we started the remix.”

“We’re going to do a lot of old school rave sounds, which brought us this far into the scene, plus we’re going to do some stuff that we really like to do ourselves, for example, we’ve got a track, it’s not completely finished yet, but it’s reggaeton. People might be like, “what the hell?” but we like reggaeton, we liked making the tune, we found some really dope Spanish people to sing on it. So no genres, we’re going to deliver stuff that we like, deliver stuff that the fans like, we’ve finished a lot of music that we made for our DJ sets over the last years, but on the internet, it got like it’s own kind of life, some of them had over 100,000 views and we never released them. So right now we finished them and we’re going to release them.”

There have also been a ton of Maxximize releases this year as well, tell me what it’s been like running the label and giving other artists the opportunity to share their music?

“It’s great. I think for us it already started when launched Maxximize On Air. We already receive so many demos, we were able to give them a spotlight on the radio show, but now we can give them an even bigger platform and spotlight to show to the world. We receive so much cool music, and we can showcase some talents that otherwise Spinnin’ or some other labels would never really pay attention to those names. For us it’s really important, we think that those newer and younger guys they bring that fresh new sound into the scene that’s really important nowadays.”

Any plans for an international tour for Blasterjaxx or any other Maxximize parties (like Governor’s Island) in 2017?

“Yeah, the Maxximize parties, I really hope so. That’s out of our hands, our management is working on that, but I hope we can redo those parties for sure. A world tour…our whole life and career is a tour, but I hope we can schedule more bigger festivals and stay in the same line we’ve done over the last years.”

At this point I mentioned that I hadn’t seen the Maxximize on Air podcast on Soundcloud and Thom told me that Blasterjaxx were among the many artists who have received strikes on Soundcloud. Thom shared with me his thoughts on how flagging mixes can be bad for artist creativity.

“That’s the thing about Soundcloud, for a while, Soundcloud had a lot of issues with copyrights. So they took everything down, we got strikes and everything, so after three strikes, they’ll delete your account, they’re really tricky. So just a few days ago they launched a new rule that allows you to bring back mixes, but we haven’t uploaded the new episodes yet.”

“We’re talking shit about soundcloud on twitter with the big guys but imagine for all the little guys, nowadays no one’s making any bootlegs anymore or original versions of other tracks because they’ll be taken down. I think that’s a really bad development for the scene because for ourselves, our bootlegs in the beginning is how we got known to a bigger audience and bigger DJs. If all the DJs right now can only make themselves known by making new music, they’re going to copy each other. People won’t have that fresh breeze through the scene, I think the whole copyright thing is really bad for the creativity in the scene right now.”

Any dream collaborations or a more mainstream artist you desire to work with in 2017, like Justin Bieber or Ellie Goulding?

“If Justin Bieber will call us after this and he’s like yo let’s go to the studio, eh, that’s not how it works. If we get the chance, we’ll definitely do that, but some of those chances you can’t create them yourselves. You can try, but we’re not Skrillex or Diplo. About dream collabs, not really, we’re just doing music we like to make right now instead of focusing on getting bigger guys on board. We’ve tried a couple but over the whole process stuff happens. Also if you’re working with a big artist from a different industry or scene, they’ve got their own regulations and own management so it’s not easy to do that.”

“For all the fans that have been commenting that our sound hasn’t been as powerful over the last year; wait for it, just wait for it..”

2017 should prove to be a huge year for Blasterjaxx as they continue to explore new sounds and music trends continue to change. Check out the video for Blasterjaxx new single “No Sleep” below.

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Source: Blasterjaxx Talk New Music and Going Back to Their Roots [Interview]

The Chainsmokers Release Remix Pack For “Setting Fires” ft. XYLØ

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So it’s been about a week since Vanic’s stunning remix of “Setting Fires” by The Chainsmokers came out, and we’re still playing it at least once a day. Today, the full remix package for the single featuring XYLØ is out, with new interpretations from Blasterjaxx, Sigma, Qulinez, and Boxinbox & Lionsize.

First up is Blasterjaxx, who deliver a rather underwhelming big room remix of the tune. Well suited for stadium-size festivals, but not much else, the track blunders through the lyrics and large drums and synths. Next up is Sigma, the effervescently poppy DnB duo from the UK. Always trying new things, the remix skirts the borders of DnB, playing more to the poppy styles of Netsky or Sub Focus. The bouncy rhythm and warm synths are definitely infectious and catchy.

What more can be said about the Vanic remix than we already have… even with the others in the package, it’s still our favorite by far.

The final two remixes are courtesy of two lesser known groups: Qulinez, and Boxinbox & Lionsize. The first from Qulinez is a sweltering heaven trap remix, making more use of vocal chops and the swooning voice of XYLØ. Finally, we have Boxinbox & Lionsize who make great use of percussion and rhythm in their future bass to keep bodies moving and swaying.

Check out all the remixes below and follow the links to grab your own copy.

iTunes Apple Music | Spotify

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Source: The Chainsmokers Release Remix Pack For “Setting Fires” ft. XYLØ

Your EDM Premiere: Hardwell & Blasterjaxx – Going Crazy (Lyric Video)

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This morning, we’ve been given the unique opportunity to premiere a new lyric video for the previous 2-time #1 DJ in the world Hardwell, for his collaboration “Going Crazy” with Blasterjaxx.

The track, which originally came out in June, features a catchy vocal line from an unknown contributor alongside a big room drop for a new era. Pure energy, this track is designed for the dance floor and to get people in a frenzy. The video is no different, featuring constantly moving pieces and bright, vivid colors that would fit perfectly behind the DJ on an LED wall.

Check out the video below.

Download / stream here: hwl.dj/goingcrazy-ww

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Source: Your EDM Premiere: Hardwell & Blasterjaxx – Going Crazy (Lyric Video)