For three days straight on the weekend of June 8, the city of Chicago was filled with deep beats, pop-inspired melodies, and bass that reverberated through the streets. This is Spring Awakening, Chicago’s premiere electronic music festival. Located in Addams/Medill Park, the festival attracted concert goers far beyond the city limits to include residents from
Grandtheft wrapped up 2017 with a massive original called “Square One” with vocalist MAX. In the months since, it’s garnered hundreds of thousands of plays and even had a music video released earlier this year. The latest “Square One” news is a rework by Los Angeles producer Vincent.
Vincent’s remix is combative and wild, incorporating grinding synths and full-bodied bass to take the song up a notch.
“Once the original track came out I started playing it in my sets – it has so much character and the sound selection drew me in,” Vincent says of the song. “I wanted to give it a grittier and more aggressive sound while trying to incorporate the elements I loved most. Something harder for everyone that remembers XVII and before my new original music comes out.”
A mere month ago, Grandtheft released the infectious future bass/pop ballad “Square One.” The Toronto mixer shows no signs of slowing down as he is already back with the release of another new track, “Aaron’s Theme.” Forsaking the bubbly approach on “Square One” for a more cavernous trap texture, Grandtheft proves once again that he can dabble in multiple genres.
Complete with blaring horns and a forthright structure, “Aaron’s Theme” is reminiscent of trap music’s nascent years and makes no conceited effort to include unnecessary production elements. With only the bare essentials, Grandtheft has unveiled a stripped down festival gem.
Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.
We’re kicking things off this week with a chilled-out track from Gill Chang and Rahn Harper. “By Your Side” features a catchy, simple trumpet melody that serves as a perfect backdrop for Harper’s emotive vocals. With a noninvasive trap beat in the background, they’ve crafted a beautifully mellow journey that will fit in perfectly with any “chill out” type playlist.
I first heard Icehunt‘s music when he released the wonderfully glitchy “Paint the Sky” a few months ago. His next release following that is a melodic masterpiece: a remix of KDrew‘s “Back To You.” Upon first listen, it flows along smoothly with vibrant synths and playful vocal chops. About halfway through, Icehunt changes gears completely and flips his remix into a fast-paced drum & bass revival, giving it an extra touch of ferocity that sets it apart from other remixes of the track.
In those first few bars, the nostalgia hits like a brick wall. It’s been more than a decade, but Eric Prydz‘s iconic 2004 “Call On Me” is a classic that still gets nightclubs full of people shouting those three words at the top of their lungs (I know this because I’m one of them). “Call On Me” is one of the first dance music tracks I remember listening to on repeat, never tiring of its simple vocals and timeless house beat. When I saw Crystalize had remixed it just a few days ago, I braced myself. He’s been gutsy enough to remix some truly iconic tracks and has done them all justice — this one included. He’s put a bass-heavy, future bass-like spin on the track and even incorporated some saxophone riffs. It’s just plain awesome.
Grandtheft and vocalist MAX are the perfect combination. With the incorporation of a variety of genres, “Square One” effortlessly appeals to listeners of all realms of dance music. Heavy bass and a trap beat in the chorus flow seamlessly into vocal-centered verses from MAX, bridging gaps between pop, future bass and even R&B. It’s been stuck in my head since its release on Dec. 5, and I find something new I like about it with each listen.
Xan Griffin continues his stellar zodiac series with his latest, “Sagittarius,” featuring the vocals of Alexa Lusader. Lusader’s serene voice lends itself impeccably to the ethereal soundscape of the track, making it one of the best in the series. Xan Griffin is a master at building dramatic, cinematic journeys with his music, and “Sagittarius” just demonstrates he’s been able to fine-tune his sound even more as this series has progressed.
Grandtheft has released his latest single “Square One.” Based out of Toronto, Grandtheft is known for producing his own blend of eclectic club tunes, drawing on influence from trap, dubstep, future bass, and more.
On his newest track, which features singer/songwriter MAX, Grandtheft is adept at creating an infectious future bass pop ballad. Twanging synths and whistles are intertwined into MAX’s dauntless tenor and provides an engaging cap to Grandtheft’s strong 2017.
Electronic music doesn’t have a shortage of hot and steamy music videos, but the latest addition happens to be from Grandtheft and Delaney Jane, who throw their hats into the ring with the music video for their new track “Easy Go.”
Starring Delaney for most of the video, she’s immediately enamored with her Uber driver, and begins having intense fantasies about the two of them, in various states of undress. Most of the action takes place in the back of the car, but we’re sure that, had the encounter been real, they would have taken it somewhere more comfortable.
Once Delaney reaches her destination, Grandtheft enters the car of a female driver, and we’re left to assume that the cycle repeats itself.
Check out the video below!
This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Premiere: Grandtheft & Delaney Jane Release Steamy Music Video For “Easy Go”
In response to the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, the advocacy group, DJs for Climate Action, released an open letter. The non-profit organization is made up of prominent and influential artists like A-Trak, Anna Lunoe, Grandtheft, Soul Clap, Wax Motif, and more. The goals of the coalition is
The post DJs for Climate Change Ups the Volume on Trump’s Inauguration Day appeared first on EDM Sauce.
Insomniac’s Countdown has become its cornerstone New Year’s Eve event for bass, big room, and electro house enthusiasts, hosting an impressive lineup this year with A-trak, Steve Aoki, and more across two days at the NOS Events Center. Revelers this year enjoyed the lineup immensely, refusing to let weather conditions place a hindrance on their celebration. Live sets emerging from the gathering have begun surfacing, which easily justify the level of excitement catalyzed by the Countdown’s headliners’ electrifying sets. Stream sets from the likes of Diplo, Alesso, and more below.
Bonnie x Clyde:
Dzeko & Torres:
H/T: EDM ID
Last night, Flosstradamus performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto as part of their HI DEF YOUTH Tour. With support from Slushii, the show was a massive hit and everyone left satisfied with the performance. For a few hundred lucky fans, however, the night went on at The Hoxton in Toronto where they were treated to a massive back to back performance.
We’re still on the hunt for more videos from the night, but tweets and posts point to a B2B with Flosstradamus and Slushii, as well as Grandtheft, Thugli, Shaun Frank, Keys N Krates and The Chainsmokers. For such an incredibly diverse array of artists, fans were going nuts.
A video posted by Paolo Salanga (@mpaoz) on Nov 26, 2016 at 1:42am PST
A video posted by THE HOXTON (@the_hoxton) on Nov 25, 2016 at 10:27pm PST
A video posted by Rachel (@_tangrachel) on Nov 26, 2016 at 10:20am PST
Fuccccckkkk, Keysnkrates b2b Chainsmokers b2b Slushii b2b Shaun Frank b2b Thugli b2b Floss
— DYLΔN (@DC5_Dylan) November 26, 2016
||| FLOSSTRADAMUS, THUGLI, GRANDTHEFT, SHAUN FRANK, KEYS N KRATES, SLUSHII, & THE CHAINSMOKERS PLAYED AT HOXTON’s AP. $20 FUCKING WORTH !!!
— Vincent Vo (@BLVCKXVO) November 26, 2016
Floss, slushii, KNK, thugli, Shaun frank, Grandtheft and the Chainsmokers showed up at the Hoxton tonight IT SO FUCKING LITT 🤗 #thehoxton
— Nefi (@NewfiWright) November 26, 2016
@DylanRamkay_ buddy you missed it. CHAINSMOKERS, floss, slushii, keys n krates, shawn frank and grandtheft at the after party. It was wild
— GIOVANNI (@giovanni_scar) November 26, 2016
This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: The Chainsmokers, Flosstradamus, Slushii & More Went B2B Last Night