RÜFÜS DU SOL, The Chemical Brothers, Skrillex, Flume, and more lead 2020 Grammy Award nominations

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RÜFÜS DU SOL, The Chemical Brothers, Skrillex, Flume, and more lead 2020 Grammy Award nominationsSkrille Grammy Awards

The Recording Academy has released its 62nd annual list of Grammy Award nominees. The wide ranging roster of artistic talent includes a host of electronic acts across the ceremony’s Best Dance Recording, Best Dance/Electronic Album, and Record of The Year categories.

Bonobo’s “Linked,” Meduza’s “Piece Of Your Heart,” RÜFÜS DU SOL’s “Underwater,” The Chemical Brothers’ “Got To Keep On,” and Skrillex, Ty Dolla $ign, and Boys Noize’s “Midnight Hour” collaboration are all up for Best Dance Recording.

The Best Dance Album category includes Apparat’s LP5, The Chemical Brothers’ lauded No Geography, RÜFÜS DU SOL’s SOLACE, Tycho’s Weather, and Flume’s visual odyssey Hi, This Is Flume.

Disclosure is the sole electronic entity up for consideration for Record of The Year for their hit collaboration with Khalid, “Talk.” The Lawrence Brothers will compete with fellow nominees, “Hey, Ma” by Bon Iver, Billie Eilish‘s chart-dominating “Bad Guy,” “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande, “Hard Place” by H.E.R., Lizzo‘s “Truth Hurts,” “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee, and finally Lil Nas X‘s year-defining “Old Town Road.”

The 62nd annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on January 26. Alicia Keys will return to host the ceremony for the second consecutive year in a row.

View the complete list of 2020 Grammy Award nominees, here.

H/T: The Recording Academy

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

Sam Smith and Disclosure’s Guy Lawrence reunite to cover Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’

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Sam Smith and Disclosure’s Guy Lawrence reunite to cover Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’Sam Smith GettyImages 521740538 Kevin Mazur

It’s a thing of beauty when iconic collaborations from across the ages come together, especially when the result is equally noteworthy. In 1977, Boston-born Donna Summer released “I Feel Love,” one of the hottest pop hits to date, alongside legendary producer Giorgio Moroder. The pair, who worked together often, revolutionized the disco era that helped pave the way for contemporary dance music. History now comes full circle via the genius musicality from Disclosure and Sam Smith, who’ve reunited to provide their own touch on “I Feel Love” after their own series of historic joint records.

In 2012, they gave the world “Latch,” a song that — like “I Feel Love” — peaked in the Top 10 of Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart. “Omen” was soon to follow, a 2015 hit released as the second single from Disclosure’s second studio album Caracal. Needless to say, the two joining together to cover a Donna Summer track almost felt bound to happen. The release holds a special place in Sam Smith’s heart, per his comments on Facebook:

With production from Guy Lawrence—one half of the Disclosure brothers—Smith’s vocals are the “highest” he’s ever gone, yet dreamy as ever. It’s clear that Lawrence was careful on the arrangement here, as there’s no need to alter the original disco-synth rhythm. Yet, he added some deeper bass and overall heaviness to give the edit an added boost.

Sam Smith recently announced a 2020 pop album, and Disclosure will venture to Indonesia in December for DJakarta Warehouse Project 2019. Head here for tickets and more info.

Photo credit: Kevin Mazur for Getty Images

Sam Smith – “I Feel Love” (Donna Summer Cover)

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Sam-SmithDonna Summer’s 1977 single “I Feel Love” is, quite simply, one of the greatest pop songs of all time. Before “I Feel Love,” Summer and her regular collaborator Giorgio Moroder had already pushed the boundaries of disco, stretching tracks out long past the 10-minute mark and transforming them into psychedelic, electronic sex odysseys. With “I … More »

Disclosure, Chromeo, Markus Schulz, and more locked in for phase two of Djakarta Warehouse Project

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Disclosure, Chromeo, Markus Schulz, and more locked in for phase two of Djakarta Warehouse ProjectDisclosure Live Kimmel

The Djakarta Warehouse Project approaches their 11th iteration, topped by a grip of star-studded bookings from their phase one lineup to ring in their upcoming anniversary. As the Indonesian festival promoters Ismaya Live have worked tirelessly to long establish the event’s reputation within the circle of Asia’s electronic music scene, the recently revealed phase two lineup delves deeper into the festival’s multi-genre focus and welcomes a wave of top tier talent to the bill.

The festival’s phase two announcement welcomes their fifth headliner, English dance duo Disclosure to the lineup for the gargantuan three-day festival over December 13-15. The Caracal producers are accompanied by high-energy performances from Dutch duos Bassjackers and Blasterjaxx and the return of trance heavyweight Markus Schulz. Electro-funk gods Chromeo are locked in for a DJ set as their debut performance in Indonesia, and Coone brings his signature hardstyle flair to the stage. Among the supporting acts are budding artists Meduza, Yung Bae, and Generik.

In addition to the numerous artist announcements, the Djakarta Warehouse Project also announces a secondary stage takeover by Yellow Claw‘s record label Barong Family. Announced previously, the festival will also be welcoming elrow for a tropical stage takeover. In true elrow fashion, the travelling party series paves the way for an extravagant affair, bringing their very own Rowmudas Triangle for their one day touchdown on the island.

Tickets, travel packages and more information on the Djakarta Warehouse Project is available here.

Photo credit: Nareendra Kameshwara

Disclosure, Chromeo, Markus Schulz, and more locked in for phase two of Djakarta Warehouse ProjectDWP19 Final

Disclosure have ‘over 100 new tracks’ in the cannon

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Coming off an approximate year-long hiatus, the British duo is stepping back on the scene, locked and loaded for a series of voraciously anticipated releases, as well as a full-length album not far down the horizon, according to a recent interview.

The brothers’ absence was reportedly constructive, it seems, as they revealed to ABC’s triple j that they’ve written over 100 new songs in the past few years, describing their satisfaction with their production pipeline as “almost there.” In the interview, Disclosure mention they’d love to get an album out either at the end of this year or the beginning of 2020: ultimately a short distance away in the span of the time the duo’s devoted fans have already waited.

With buckets of tracks to sift through and perfect, Disclosure has their work cut out in the coming months, but this third album holds great promise. The duo’s work with Khalid on his single “Talk” earlier this year shows diversity in their production talent. While there is no way to anticipate what to expect next musically from the artists, fans are chomping at the bit to listen to new Disclosure.

via: ABC/triple j

Sónar Festival 2019 will feature a 3D audiovisual experience

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As if more than 130 live performances wasn’t enough, Sónar Festival 2019 recently announced plans for an interactive, 3D experience for this year’s installment. Founded in 1994, the annual Barcelona-based festival is renowned for its unique displays of music, art, and technology. The three-day festival shakes things up with the additions of new features each year, with this go-around proving to be the most innovative edition of Sónar yet.

An enveloping 3D dome that is 19 meters in diameter is being built as part of the festival’s technology-based area known as Sónar+D. The dome will feature interstellar views and interactive audio experiences alike, curated by artists from all over the globe. Electronic artist Holly Herndon, having recently released her PROTO album, will be present alongside partner Mat Dryhurst with a piece called “Chain Opera,” which will combine AI and the human voice.

The full 3D experience is set to last throughout the festival’s entirety. Head here for more info on what Sónar+D has in store this year.

Sónar Festival 2019 will take place from July 18 – July 20, with a genre-blended lineup including  A$AP Rocky, Disclosure, Snakehips, Ross From Friends, and more. Check out their website for tickets.

H/T: DJ Mag

The Warehouse Project 2019 lineup to include Aphex Twin, Annie Mac, Skepta, and more

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The Warehouse Project (WHP), one of the UK’s most legendary parties, is back and bigger than ever. This year the event will christen a new venue called The Depot; a 10,000 person capacity creative space within Manchester’s historic former train station, Mayfield. And of course, the lineups for each of the party’s seven iterations throughout the summer will no doubt sell all 10,000 tickets.

Aphex Twin is kicking things off on Sept. 20 with a lineup he curated himself. The electronic enigma who only plays live when he feels like it has tapped fellow esteemed colleagues such as Nina Kraviz, Lee Gamble, and the European debut of 33EMYBW.

Sept. 21 will be the official opening party for WHP 2019 entitled “Welcome to Mayfield.” More than 20 artists are booked that night, including a DJ set from Disclosure, a live set from Maribou State, as well as a who’s-who of UK favorites.

For the rest of the summer, some of the best artists electronic music has to offer will make an appearance at the event. From WHP favorites like Annie Mac and Skream to welcome surprises like Skepta and Flume (who is the only artist booked for the Nov. 13 edition at this time).

Tickets for all seven nights of WHP 2019 go on sale June 27 at 9 a.m. GMT. Head to the official WHP website to buy them and check out the full lineups for each night below.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 20: APHEX TWIN CURATES
Aphex Twin
Nina Kraviz
Lee Gamble
33EMYBW (European debut)
Rian Treanor
Zuli
Aleksi Perala
Kyoka
SOS Gunver Ryberg
Renick Bell
Acre
Szare
Croww

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21: WELCOME TO MAYFIELD
Disclosure
Maribou State (live)
Annie Mac
Dennis Sulta
Mall Grab
Skream
Mella Dee
Jayda G
Krystal Klear
DJ Seinfeld
Paul Woolford
Baba Stiltz
Leon Vynehall
Moxie
Kettama
Prospa
Dan Shake
Sherelle
Jaguar
Tsha
Krykso
Greg Lord
Zutekh DJs

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28
Warehouse Project & Kaluki Present:
Marco Carola
Loco Dice
Apollonia
Pirate Copy & De La Swing
Pete Zorba & Calvin Clarke

Archive:
Maceo Plex
Anna
Joy Orbison
ItaloJohnson
Olli Ryder & Luke Welsh

Concourse:
Richy Ahmed
Skream
Waff
Joey Daniels
Ben Sterling
Alisha

SATURDAY, OCT. 5
Metropolis & Wah
Chase & Status DJ
(A-Z)
Barely Legal
Bassboy
Chimpo
Danny Bird
Darkzy
David Rodigan
DJ Zinc
Dub Phizix & Strategy
Emerald
Friction
Holy Goof
Hybrid Minds
Indika
K Motionz
Laz Cru
Levelz
Mark XTC B2B Exile
Mollie Collins B2B North Base
My Nu Leng
Notion
Rich Reason?
Sasasas
TS7
Voltage B2b Bou
MCs in all rooms

FRIDAY, OCT.18
Mura Masa presents Raw Youth Collage
Nao
Black Midi
Flohio
Joy Orbison
Special Request
Mount Kimbie (DJ set)
Jacques Greene
Vegyn
Tsha
Jadu Heart
Space Afrika
Blehrin
Now Wave DJs

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13
Flume
plus special guests

SATURDAY, NOV. 23
Skepta
Octavian
Flohio
Miraa May
Tiffany Calver
Sherelle
Maximum
Places + Faces
Rich Reason
Black Josh

Photo credit: The Warehouse Project

H/T: Fact Mag

Lightning In A Bottle 2019 Festival Recap

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Last week started off with a bang as Lightning In A Bottle presented by The Do LaB kicked off their 2019 5-day music and arts festival in Central California. While, festival goers were initially apprehensive of this year’s Lightning In A Bottle due to the festival’s venue change to Bakersfield, California and date change; Lightning

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Watch Carly Rae Jepsen Cover Khalid In The BBC Live Lounge

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Carly-Rae-JepsenBoutique-pop deity Carly Rae Jepsen is a mere month away from releasing the new album Dedicated, the four-years-later follow-up to her absolute fucking monster E•MO•TION. She just shared the new jam “Julien” earlier this week. And these days Jepsen is engaging in all the promotional rituals that pop artists … More »