(Photo courtesy of Elements Facebook page) ‘Tis the season for festival lineup reveals, and BangOn! has outdone themselves once again with the unveiling of their Memorial Day Weekend festival; Elements Lakewood. Similar to last year’s lineup, BangOn! is bringing together the hottest, biggest and newest names from just about every sub-genre of EDM. The sophomore year
Habstrakt & Dombresky have released a new collaborative single, “Antigone.” The track, released on Mad Decent, sees two of France’s most innovative bass-house producers collaborate for the first time ever.
French producer and DJ Habstrakt has been chartering new territory by amalgamating bass music with traditional house influence, synthesizing his own blend of aggressive yet groovy melodies. With a massive collaboration with Skrillex on “Chicken Soup” under his belt and remixes for DJ Snake, Zeds Dead, and Zomboy, Habstrakt has built a proven track record in the EDM community. The producer is set to accompany Destructo next year on his Let’s Be Friends tour alongside Walker & Royce, Fisher, Will Clarke, Deux, Dillon Nathaniel, Gerry Gonza and Golf Clap.
In 2015, Dombresky was discovered by A-Trak, allowing him to produce an official remix of “We All Fall Down.” With new found recognition under his belt, Dombresky released both his first track “Wait” and his second “Utopia” on Tchami’s Confession label; the latter reaching over one million streams on Spotify.
The coalescence of two hard hitting players on “Antigone” results in a saturated dance floor ballad. Thick bass samples roll over hard hitting kicks and moody synth lines. The middle of the track alludes to UK rave, with ominous synths leading into the tracks second breakdown. The collaboration is sure to be played all across the festival circuit in 2018.
Deadmau5‘s struck an underground gold mine, and luckily, he’s happy to share the wealth.
After an exciting string of announcements amidst the mau5’s final BBC Radio 1 residency show, the big cheese has thrilled fans with a more immediate gift. Fans of deadmau5’s radio show can relish in a complete collection of the music the artist slung out over the course of the last year thanks to the amusingly-named Spotify playlist “for a lack of a better playlist.”
From the music of Pryda, Gallya, ATTLAS, No Mana, Josh Butler, Rinzen, and many more, Mau5trap‘s gathered together the show’s complete 207-track long list that’s plenty easy to get lost in for 22 hours and 42 minutes if one feels so inclined.
Mau5trap’s looking towards an eventful new year. With fresh music from Joel Zimmerman, a new show, new signees, and more, it’s a good time to be a fan of the label, indeed.
LA-based producer and industry leader Destructo has announced his “Let’s Be Friends” tour to kick off 2018. Gary Richards, also the man behind the world renowned annual dance music festival HARD Summer in LA, will be hitting major spots all over North America, starting at Output in Brooklyn, NY and concluding his 16-stop tour in Portland at 45 East.
The Dirtybird brand is flying south for the winter.
The San Francisco label founded by Claude VonStroke in 2005 has steadily attracted the attention of “tech funk” fans each year via the collective’s massive West Coast campout. Now that Dirtybird’s flagship event has concluded after a three-day spree in Bradley, California, Dirtybird’s founding father has unveiled the first phase of the East Coast Campout’s lineup.
Slated to touch down in St. Cloud, Florida from February 2–4, the inaugural East Coast Campout extravaganza will see VonStroke double as headlining artist and camp counselor, flanked by label heavyweights, Christian Martin, Ardalan, and J. Phlip. Tiga, Claptone, MK, and Fisher will likewise make their debut at the East Coast Campout, joined by a host of additional performers on the first phase of the camp roster.
Boasting a solid lineup of first phase DJs ready to take the decks come February, the East Coast Campout will feature a mardi gras meets voodoo campout theme that channels the trademark “quirks, charm, and character” of the South. The Florida based campout will offer attendees a one of a kind Super Bowl viewing party experience, along with a series of camp oriented activities, ranging from Tug-O-War to a Beat Boxing Competition.
Hosted at a working summer camp, the East Coast Campout is situated closely to both Miami and Orlando, making the event all the more accessible. Tickets to the 21+ event will go on sale Wednesday, Nov 4 at 10 AM. Visit Dirtybird’s official website for more information.
A staple member of the Australian’s covetable dance music community, FISHER – one half of Cut Snake – made a strong solo venture earlier this week with his highly-infectious Dirtybird debut, “Just Kiddin.” The former pro-surfer turned house music maestro has already been tapped by industry heavyweights like Green Velvet, Eats Everything, Latmun, and others, and seems to be making the most out of his newfound and adventurouscreative direction.
Cementing his tastemaker status right out of the gate, FISHER delivers a brand-new mix that shows off his relentless and irresistible energy behind the decks. Kicking off with Foremost Poets’ alarming track “Moonraker,” the mix extends into an hour-long jaunt brimming with attractive, tech-laden grooves and bouncy, deep house cuts. Select tracks include D’Julz‘s “Shy Town,” Jamie Jones‘ “Come Together” mix, and Guy Gerber‘s “Secret Encounters,” with, of course, the addition of his own stellar “Just Kiddin” release.
Tracklist: 1) Moonraker – Foremost Poets 2) Shy Town – D’Julz 3) Jump The Couch – Beth Lydi 4) House N Pressure – Route 94 5) Slave To The Night – Pirate Copy 6) Please Stop – Latmun 7) Over Me Beetles – Jamie Jones 8) No ID 9) Gypsy King – Camel Phat 10) Later 4 That – Citizenn, Jamie Roy 11) Ya Kidding – Fisher 12) The Bomb – Big Miz 13) Be.ee.aet – Electronic Youth 14) No ID 15) Help – ANOTR 16) Secret Encounters – Guy Gerber