EDC Orlando is closely approaching us once again. Taking place on November 10th and 11th at Tinker Field, this year’s event is expected to blow attendees away. Recently, Insomniac released an epic lineup that surely won’t disappoint anyone. Some artists include Alesso, Bassnectar, Kaskade, Illenium, Tiesto, and much more! Here is our list of this
The summer of 2018 has been Gryffin‘s stomping ground, with killer performances at both weekends of Electric Forest, a hit collaboration with Quinn XCII, and a dreamy July release on “Just For a Moment” featuring Iselin. Now, it seems there’s no stopping the LA-based producer, dishing out some future bass on his new track, “Tie Me Down” with Elley Duhé.
Gryffin starts it off with some light drum combos, echoing synth scales, and occasional guitar notes, leading into a melodic drop that allows listeners to pay close attention to Duhé’s dreamy vocals. The single is simply beautiful, with an array of production elements that make it a high contender as the next electronic track to break as a mainstream hit.
Producer and DJ Gryffin is known for his compelling take on dance-oriented pop music, with a slew of innovative originals and remixes under his belt. The “Love In Ruins” artist has now teamed up with Norwegian singer/songwriter Iselin for their emotional new collaboration, “Just For A Moment.” The new original work is the Gryffin’s second single of 2018, landing shortly after “Winnebago” which landed earlier this spring. On “Just For A Moment,” Gryffin forgoes a characterisitc hip-hop production for a softer, more sentimental melodic offering. Polished by Iselin’s smooth vocals, the full impact of Gryffin’s dynamic future bass synth arrangements come together as a vibrant collaborative piece that’s worth repeated listens this summer.
The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed.
Dutch producer Maurice West brings everyone to the dance floor with this big room heater.
Guitar riffs swirl as clocks tick, and then piano is introduced as powerful sweeps take you into Nicky Romero‘s epic synth-filled drop.
Bouncy synths, poppy percussion and catchy vocals dazzle Two Friends‘ track, “Bandaid.”
Mako makes magic in “Murder,” with powerful bass and elegant piano that entices from beginning to end.
Tom Budin gets grimy with his remix of JaySounds & Kwame’s “Legacy.”
MEMBA adds another chapter to their EP with the second release, “Keep It Up.”
Eptic shows up in true Eptic fashion and drops a four-track EP that’s so not for the faint of heart.
Squired releases a stutter-studded track engraved with hot rap verses and arrangement from the young artist himself.
Lloyd Macey delivers a late-night house tune with a kick that leaves you coming back for seconds.
If life is a highway, then hit the ground running with Conro on his latest jazzy summer tune, “Fired Up,” out now on Monstercat.
Hewan stuns from her compelling voice, to the captivating music that surrounds it on “Strip For Me.”
Aylen lets loose on “Jaws,” as he slings out energetic synths and percussion so groovy everybody will be moving.
With the first day of EDC Las Vegas in the rearview, Dancing Astronaut looks forward to its other two days of music from some of the most forward-thinking acts in the industry. Luckily, for those that couldn’t catch the vibes under the electric sky, EDC Las Vegas will be live streaming the entire weekend. This year, Insomniac’s launched its brand-new Insomniac Channel with a partnership with Live X Live.
Though before we move on, it’s only right to review the best of the best from 2018’s first day. Thanks to Mixcloud user “Buzz Lightyear,” listeners can hear sets from Diplo, Kaskade, Slushii, Mija, and more.
Austin City Limits is one massive annual event that every devout festival goer ought to check off their festival bucket list at least once. The two weekend Texas throw-down wrangles a staggering herd of talent year after year that brings the best of electronic, pop/rock, and hip-hop to Zilker Park, ACL’s host venue on the banks of the Colorado River with scenic skyline views of downtown Austin. Sitting atop this year’s festival billing is the legendary Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, ODESZA, and The National.
Running from October 5–7 and October 12–14, ACL’s expansive 2018 lineup features over 140 live acts, providing a truly cross-genre, mega-festival experience. From Khalid and Shawn Mendez, to Deftones and St. Vincent, and Lily Allen, Børns, and Sylvan Esso in between, the C3 Presents-produced event delivers the full sonic spectrum to satisfy a range of musical tastes. With live performances by Marian Hill, Sophie Tucker, and synth pop rockers CHVRCHES, along with key electronic acts in Justice, Illenium, Rezz, San Holo, and Gryffin, Austin City Limits continues to be at the pinnacle of festival curation.
Tickets are now on sale for both weekends here.
Featured image courtesy of ACL.
Gryffin teamed up with Quinn XCII and Daniel Wilson to craft a thrilling original, “Winnebago.” The uplifting track features stunning instrumentation, colorful vocals, and a euphoric melody. Showcasing a vibrant production technique, Gryffin has engineered a playful piece full of dynamic, alluring layers of sound, effortlessly mixed together.
Known for his diverse style, Gryffin has mastered an art that showcases innovative resonance, evoking moving sentiments in each one of his works. Some of his most prominent releases include the bittersweet single, “Nobody Compares To You,” and his intriguing remix of Portugal The Man’s “Feel It Still.” With his most recent, “Winnebago,” Gryffin lends another riveting surprise that will captivate listeners upon first stream.
Gramatik has been situating himself as a cutting-edge headlining act over the past few years. When the former Pretty Lights Music signee isn’t busy pioneering the way in crypto-currency culture, Denis Jašarević has been hard at work with his new Re:Coil Part 1 EP project in addition to some monstrous collaborations with GRiZ on “As We Proceed” and Ramzoid on a remix of Flume’s track “Wall Fuck.”
Having just embarked on his album-supporting Re:Coil tour this past December, Gramatik has just announced he will be capping the year’s festival season with his annual return to the legendary Colorado venue Red Rocks Amphitheater. The Lowtemp Records boss will be joined by fellow NYC producer and multi-instrumentalist Gryffin, Monstercat favorite Haywyre, Canadian future bass beat- maker Ramzoid, and recent Lowtemp-signee Balkan Bump, who has just released his debut EP and will be joining Gramatik on stage during the main act. The live event is set to take place Sept. 1, 2018.
General on-sale begins Friday, March 16. More information can be found here.
Browne kicks off his take on Gryffin’s October hit with a drum-centered introduction that leads the listener to thinking his remix will be a rock-oriented configuration of the song. As the bridge approaches, it becomes clear that the track will take a different direction. He dives into a drum & bass drop, layered with energetic loops of Katie Pearlman’s vocals. Browne’s rock- and metal-influenced musical background peeks through between drum & bass patterns, making this remix a dynamic, fresh take on the original.
Preparations for 808 Festival continue as the company reveals phase after phase of headliners. The Thailand-based fest has shared the fourth installment, revealing Amelie Lens, ANOTR, Axwell, Boombox Cartel, Gryffin, Slander, and many others. The festival has continuously amped up excitement for the Dec. 9-10 event, with headliners now in the double digits. More announcements are still possible.
Check out phase one announcement here and the lineup so far below.
Two-day tickets are available on the festival’s website.
Phase 1-4 announcements
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