Adorned or scorned, DA has a playlist for either this Valentine’s Day

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Adorned or scorned, DA has a playlist for either this Valentine’s DayDA V DAY

Snuggle up with your boo or rev your vengeance this Valentine’s Day, as Dancing Astronaut delivers a double dose of situational satiation. Playlist 1, This Could Be Us, scratches the adorned listeners’ sensuous itch, with syrupy electronic selects from Above & Beyond, Daft Punk, ZHU, and more. Playlist 2, But You Playin’, ventures the length of the scorned lover, with deliciously despondent offerings from SZA, Mija, Lido, and many more. It’s complicated? Just as well, as you’ll have twice the listening litany this year.

Swedish House Mafia join Calvin Harris, Daft Punk on Columbia Records roster

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Swedish House Mafia join Calvin Harris, Daft Punk on Columbia Records rosterSwedish House Mafia Ultra 2018 DA

Swedish House Mafia are back, despite only having played one show together in the last six years. Now it seems they are officially here to stay with the trio’s newly inked record deal with Columbia Records. Columbia has been fierce in its effort to scoop up A-list electronic talent over the last decade, now planting the Mafia among Daft Punk, Calvin Harris, Diplo, and LCD Soundsystem‘s ranks. At the end of 2018, Columbia also signed Gesaffelstein, officially kicking off his comeback after a similarly long hiatus. Swedish House Mafia is the latest top-tier act to join Columbia’s booming roster, confirming a grip of new music will accompany their slowly materializing world tour set for this summer.

In recent weeks, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello have locked in Ultra Europe and Korea performances, a return to Ibiza, a confirmed headlining slot at Lollapalooza Berlin, and begun teasing their highly anticipated Los Angeles shows. And where the group could easily get away with touring this summer on heavy nostalgia alone, a fresh record deal signals plenty of new music from Swedish House Mafia is now imminent.

Funk icon Edwin Birdsong, notably sampled by Daft Punk, dies at age 77

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An experimental artist known for his intricate keyboard work and his fusion of jazz, rock, and funk, Edwin Birdsong has passed away at the age of 77. In addition to his influence on the 70s funk scene, the Birdsong has been a major influence on acts like Daft Punk and De La Soul.

Birdsong’s track, “Cola Bottle Baby” is a large part of the foundation of Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” while his song “Rapper Dapper Snapper,” served as the base for late 80s hip hop chart topper “Me, Myself, & I,” by De La Soul. Having frequently collaborated with and produced for Roy Ayers, Stevie Wonder, and more, Edwin Birdsong’s funky influence, found all over modern music, will be dearly missed.

H/T: Pitchfork

10 songs to listen for during Diplo’s Belly Up Aspen extravaganza

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10 songs to listen for during Diplo’s Belly Up Aspen extravaganzaDiplo 2017

Belly Up Aspen is none of Colorado’s premier winter music festivals, showcasing a diverse range of genres and artists of every caliber. Their calendar was stacked high in 2018 with memorable performances by Keys N Krates, Nora En Pure, Lost Kings, and Cold War Kids taking the same stage as superstars like Marshmello, The Chainsmokers, deadmau5, and Stephen Marley.

To top off a historic year, Belly Up will bring the one and only Diplo to the stage on December 29. From side projects Silk City and LSD, to releasing his first solo EP in four years, Wesley Pentz has had immense success this year, which all the Aspen Mountain skiers can celebrate. Here’s a playlist of ten songs attendees should look out for during the set:

1.Silk City, Dua Lipa feat. Diplo & Mark Ronson – “Electricity”

One of Wesley Pentz Jr.’s greatest moves this year was teaming up with legendary producer Mark Ronson. Silk City instantly popped into the spotlight, bringing in one of 2018’s hottest artists in Dua Lipa for this one. The track was pushed further with an “electric” music video.

2. Ape Drums – “Me Solta”

Miami-based producer Ape Drums is no stranger to dancehall, a genre that Diplo has coined from his Jamaican influence in Major Lazer. Drums is also a friend of the Mad Decent imprint with several features on BBC Radio 1’s Diplo & Friends. Here’s his latest release “Me Solta,” earning a SoundCloud re-post from Diplo himself.

3. LSD feat. Sia, Diplo, Labrinth – “Thunderclouds” (MK Remix)

The famed trio LSD made a lot of noise this year, with four official releases and an innovative, unique sound. “Thunderclouds” marked Diplo, Sia, and Labrinth’s third work of art, receiving a groovy house edit from MK. The Miami-raised producer has a tendency to go deep in his sets, making this remix a prime candidate.

4. Wuki – DADADADA (Holiday VIP) [wukileak]

It’s always easy to throw Wuki in the mix. The New Jersey-born producer already performed a “wukipediamix” for Diplo and Friends and has been heard in a myriad of past Diplo/Skrillex sets (having released tracks on Mad Decent and OWSLA). His wild reworks brought him into the spotlight, most notably his edit of Busta Rhymes’ “Look At Me Now” verse. Although, this one comes with a holiday twist primed for a pre-NYE show.

5. Wuki – Pon De Time [wukileak]

Here’s another gem from Wuki’s endless list of goodies on his WUKILEAKS SoundCloud page. This one stems from one of Diplo’s earliest tracks “Pon De Floor.” Mashed with the fan favorite “One More Time” from Daft Punk, is there even a question of whether or not he’d throw this in?

6. Diplo feat. Lil Pump, Juicy J, Famous Dex, French Montana – “Welcome To The Party”

 

This track serves as a perfect bridge between and hip-hop, featuring rap goliaths like Famous Dex, and fresh-in-the-limelight rapper Lil Pump. This electrifying single is sure to show it not only connects genres, but also jump starts a vibe. “Welcome to the Party,” was featured in Deadpool 2, one of the highest grossing movies of 2018, and Diplo would start off his farewell to 2018 with his imprint on one of the most impactful soundtracks of the year.

7. Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch – “Sweet Nothing” (Diplo & Grandtheft Remix)

If Diplo is anything, it’s that hard to pin down, transcending expectation and genre. He’s an enigma that’s always working on some new project, but staying true to his nature. He’s also not one to forget the past.  Another classic Diplo remix from 2012, the year Calvin Harris’ “Sweet Nothing” with Florence Welch took hold. Diplo got together with Canadian producer Grandtheft for this one. 

8. Ellie Goulding feat. Diplo & Swae Lee  “Close To Me”

“Close To Me” features some of the industries best and brightest. Swae Lee’s vocals are starting to become familiar to fans across all genres, while Ellie Goulding has been riding with the scene from the start. This track is Diplo’s latest release and has major traction across streaming services sitting pretty at number one on Diplo’s Spotify under popular, with 73 million streams. Definitely keep your ears keen for this one.

9. 4B & Teez – Whistle (Nitti Gritti Remix)

Diplo re-posted this track on his secret SoundCloud account page “diplo approved,” and he’s been known to thread approved tracks into his sets. Additionally, Nitti gritti recently opened for Dillon Francis’ Brooklyn Halloween show and hosts multiple genre and drop changes. Diplo fans will surely recognize and get down to this track.

10. “Get It Right” feat. MØ

“Get It Right” is hot and fresh off the California EP. Diplo played this joint as recently as September 14 at the Brooklyn Mirage for Mad Decent Block Party and even brought out MØ to perform live. It’s flush with style and contemporary waves. One can only hope that Diplo drops it again for this New Years weekend set.

Rumored Woodstock 50th Anniversary Lineup Includes Daft Punk & Swedish House Mafia

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The 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair has caused quite a bit of rumors in the rumor mill. One of the co-creators of Woodstock, told Poughkeepsie Journal that they have definite plans for the forthcoming year. Now, a leak Twitter account called The Festive Owl claims they have gotten their hands on

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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

SWARM’s Continues Down A Dark Road With Latest Release: Take Me To Hell

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Floridians know of creepy urban legends such as the legend of the Bloody Bucket Bridge or The Devils Tree of Oak Hammock Park. What the Sunshine States might not know is the scariest thing in Florida is Jacksonville’s SWARM. SWARM, yet again, brings his dark ways to the forefront of electronic music with his latest

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SWARM’s Continues Down A Dark Road With Latest Release: Take Me To Hell

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Floridians know of creepy urban legends such as the legend of the Bloody Bucket Bridge or The Devils Tree of Oak Hammock Park. What the Sunshine States might not know is the scariest thing in Florida is Jacksonville’s SWARM. SWARM, yet again, brings his dark ways to the forefront of electronic music with his latest

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Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter shares 14-minute edition of ‘Riga (take 5)’

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Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk made an appearance earlier this month with the release of a portion of “Riga (Take 5)” via his former manager Busy P’s Ed Banger imprint. Now, the full-version of the track is here, spanning a stunning 14 minutes. The extended track appears to be an alternate version or his soundtrack for the 2017 Latvian film Riga (Take 1), which was nominated for Latvian Film Prize’s Best Score award in 2017.

With a slow build of hardware-heavy techno, alternating rhythms, deliberate sequencing, and filtered synths the esteemed sound engineer proves his worth while moving the sound in real time while recording. Earlier this year, Bangalter contributed a new song to Gaspar Noé’s Climax soundtrack, using his abilities in longer-form, visual content.

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