Autograf have had a fairly busy festival season, performing at a whole host of venues around the world and releasing fresh music — including a fairly recent remix of Lukas Graham’s ‘You’re Not There’— along the way.
The group’s latest musical endeavor comes in the form of fresh rework of Post Malone’s viral hit track, ‘Congratulations.’ Driven by powerful beats and Post Malone’s hypnotic vocals, this supremely groovy track initially started off as a live edit before Autograf decided to release a studio version by popular demand. The track additionally features the same production maturity that characterizes most of the group’s remixes, while also containing plenty of energetic house undertones that make it ideal for a club setting.
Future funk producer, sexy saxophonist, and all-around spreader of good vibes, GRiZ, has been having a monumentally fun-filled 2017. The All Good Records head is gearing up to kick off his Summer/Fall tour with a sold-out two-day Red Rocks run, where he will be premiering his first live band experience, on Labor Day weekend.
As if all of this weren’t keeping the artist busy enough, GRiZ has been slowly releasing remixes in anticipation for a remix pack of his 13-track funk odyssey, Good Will Prevail. The timing couldn’t be better, either, as we approach the one year anniversary of the album’s original release this September.
The latest GRiZ track to receive a high-profile remix, this time from NightBass pioneer, AC Slater, premieres on DA today, Aug. 14. Featuring the soulful vocals of frequent collaborator Leo Napier, “Before I Go” encapsulated all the elements that have defined GRiZ’s saxophone wielding electro-soul aesthetic. Now, AC Slater has tamed the track’s meandering sax lines and whirling guitars and introduced upbeat percussive house elements and his signature rolling bass lines.
While he may be new to many g-house listeners SoundCloud feed, MixMason is looking to make his own mark in fusing bass-sawwing house and bar-shredding hip-hop.
The LA-based newcomer has been cultivating his own community around his HEATRØCK imprint, hosting monthly mix shows featuring fellow up-and-coming talent. Now, he has taken the reigns of his artist project and released his first original, “Need Dat.” Recruiting rising rap talent A.Tibbz to take topline responsibilities, MixMason takes listeners into the dark, rugged terrain of the house spectrum with a grinding lead bassline that will bring a fiery energy to any party.
After releasing a satisfying two track “Say Less” remix offering featuring Gorgon City and Eptic earlier this summer, Dillon Francis has let the reigns loose with his smash single featuring G-Eazy. This time releasing a heaping 7 remixes, Dillon doles out a variety of takes on the collaboration, dropping off a VIP mix with Moksi as one of the remixes on the new EP. The collection features contributions from ETC!ETC!, Lunice, and others, as well as an instrumental cut to polish it off. Sit down, strap in, and get ready to party with your headphones.
There’s a reason why Buku is one of America’s rising bass talents. A quick skim through his catalog reveals a wealth of ferocious productions that are as jarring and discordant as they are rhythmic and addictive. His latest “Align” only furthers his hot streak, this time delivering dance ready hooks and a ethereal vocal sample to makes things extra wavy.
Today marks the first time that global powerhouse player Avicii has released new music since 2015.
After eight exhausting years of intensive touring around the world, Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, announced he was stepping down from the stage. Rumors began to swirl. In hindsight, Berling was simply burnt out.
Shortly after Avicii announced his early and unexpected retirement, Tim went on a rejuvenating journey across the States with his closest friends. It was during this transformational journey that Bergling was driven back to the joy of doing what had always meant the most to him — musical composition.
Today, Avicii releases his highly-anticipated EP, AVĪCI. Berling comments on the new EP,
“I’m really excited to be back with music once again, it has been a long time since I released anything and a long time since I was this excited over new music! My focus on this first EP of the album was to get a mix of new and old songs, some that fans have been asking about/waiting for mixed with brand new songs that they haven’t heard before!”
The project is a totally refreshed and reenergized take on his happy, upbeat progressive style, featuring collaborations with Rita Ora, AlunaGeorge, Billy Raffoul, Vargas & Lagola and Sandro Cavazza.
It is becoming widely known across the dance community that Derek Vincent Smith is fostering a weighty cult following with his glitchy brand of “future analog” sound and his stunning live performances. Some might even call it a “PL Movement,” as fans flock to all corners of the country to never miss a beat.
Everything came to a head this weekend at Pretty Lights‘ biggest show to date, dubbed “Season Two Premiere: Episode 6,” which took place Aug. 4-5 at Washington’s world-class outdoor venue The Gorge. The Pretty Lights team then announced that the second night of the event would be streamed via YouTube Live for all those not in attendance.
The set stretches over two hours, with Smith and his live band cohort throwing back to the old days with live flips of “Yellowbird” and “Summer Love,” along with a special guest appearance from Michal Menert. The performance signaled the time first time the two future funk players shared a stage in almost eight years. In case you missed the breathtaking Pretty Lights Live performance this past weekend, you’re now in luck. Fans can now witness the full set in high quality audio.
It seems preposterous – almost unbelievable, even – that hardly more than a year has passed since Tale Of Us launched their Afterlife record label. Over the course of a mere 14 months, Carmine Conte and Matteo Milleri have built an imprint which seems on track to rival the impact of giants like Diynamic and Drumcode, thanks to their apparent “quality over quantity” approach.
To ring in August, the Italian duo have put forth a particularly momentous piece with “The Hangar,” a track produced with frequent collaborator Vaal. The single, which pairs the artists’ propensities for mystifying techno with harder-edged industrial leads, is astonishingly only the sixth release in the Afterlife canon. “The Hangar” also hits two label milestones, acting as its inaugural standalone single and marking the first time that Tale Of Us have released their own music on the imprint outside of compilations.
Ultimately, this new single shows off a more energetic side to the refined producers involved and breeds further excitement for what’s to come from Afterlife in the coming months.
Trance titan Armin van Buuren is a true master of the live set. While most DJs generally perform for an hour or two, Armin routinely performs for three hours or more, with each of his “Armin Only” live sets stretching for a gargantuan six hours.
This love for longer sets continued at Untold Festival in Romania, where the legendary producer was initially booked for a three hour set, but decided to extend his set to a mammoth five hours, dropping some fabulous tracks and remixes in the process.
At one point during the marathon performance, Armin quite visibly tears up, probably after being overcome with the raw emotion that trance music so easily captures. Armin’s set at Untold 2017 will go down in history as one of the most memorable performances the festival has ever seen and is a testament to the trance icon’s ageless ability.
Canadian talent Felix Cartal has built his career upon whistful productions whose airy nature instantly takes the mind to a happy place. His latest release is a special collaboration with none other than Dutch veteran R3hab, who’s recently been exploring the future bass side of EDM production.
The two make a solid team, joining their respective styles into “Killing Time” — a beach-ready record equipped with warm vocals and tropical kicks. Pianos run abound in “Killing Time,” which paired with the track’s low tempo makes for the perfect mold of a song that will assuredly click with the masses. Ultimately, the two have captured a sunny spirit in their collaboration that would brighten even the cloudiest day.