NMF Roundup: Dillon Francis remixes Saweetie, Mat Zo unveils ‘Emotion Sickness’ + more

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NMF Roundup: Dillon Francis remixes Saweetie, Mat Zo unveils ‘Emotion Sickness’ + moreDillon Francis Gerald Rave Jungle

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

Dillon Francis pumps his fans up this NMF with a remix of Saweetie’s “My Type,” and Mat Zo reveals his long-anticipated “Emotion Sickness.” Lane 8 showcases another brilliant single in “Sunday Song,” and Lost Kings, Sevyn Streeter and Luh Kel get the party started with “LA & The Parties.” Matt Lange and Kerry Leva reveal their blissful collaboration, “Every Word,” and Vincent and Naderi waste no time on their new powerful single, “Wasted Time.” Spooky dubstep returns for October in Figure and Dubscribe’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” and Chris Lorenzo tries his hand at drum ‘n’ bass production in “Take Me as I Am.” MitiS and RUNN craft a gorgeous soundscape on “Shattered,” and Chrome Sparks remixes Whethan and The Knocks’ “Summer Luv.” Dash Berlin shines on a new remix of Myon and ICON’s “Cold Summer,” and Morgan Page, Matt Fax, and Lissie take “The Longest Road To The Ground.” TroyBoi gets intense on his new single, “The Truth,” and Armin van Buuren and Cimo Frankel offer a dreamy trance collaboration, “All Comes Down.”

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 this NMF.

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LA music production school Icon Collective launches new women’s scholarship

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LA music production school Icon Collective launches new women’s scholarshipIcon Collective

Since its 2005 inception, Los Angeles-based music production school ICON Collective has been helping develop the core technical skills of musicians and aiding in their ultimate unlocking of the innate creative process. In an effort to offer opportunities to those whose talents have been historically excluded, not to mention being absolutely vital to the collective consciousness, Icon Collective has announced its first ever women’s scholarship.

The program’s implementation means one chosen recipient will receive a $19,000 scholarship to ICON’s flagship Los Angeles Music Production program and a $1,000 gear grant from the LA-based collective, Nap Girls — to supplement all their music equipment needs.

Icon Collective’s Branding and Events Director Sarah Bhorntus also went on to explain that the school has thought about starting a women’s scholarship for quite some time.

“There is the issue of the gender gap in music production, of course, but it goes way beyond that,” she said. “We are witnessing a cosmic shift back to the feminine, to mother nature, creativity, the arts, and even in terms of men embracing and tapping into their feminine energy instead of rejecting or denying it. You don’t have to look far to see the results of that kind of suppression. But the pendulum is swinging back and we’re here for it.”

“ICON’s Los Angeles program is an intense and fully-immersive year,” Bhorntus said. “We’re looking for a committed artist whose music serves as a form of self-expression rather than an attempt to replicate what’s hot right now. In addition to that, we hope to award the scholarship to a someone who demonstrates financial need.”

Icon Collective is accepting submissions for the next session until Aug. 17.

Apply for the scholarship here.

H/T: Nest HQ