NMF Roundup: Seven Lions, Wooli, Trivecta, and Nevve kick off 2019 with a mega collab, Lost Kings deliver fresh EP, Hardwell teams up with JGUAR + more

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It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With a refreshing amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today on the first NMF of 2019, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

Perhaps one of the biggest releases of today is a mega collaboration from Seven Lions, Wooli, Trivecta, and Nevve called “Island,” which is packed with cascading melodies and powerfully emotive beats. Lost Kings have also arrived in full force, releasing their Paper Crowns EP, which is headed up by “Don’t Kill My High” with Wiz Khalifa and Social House. mau5trap has released their We Are Friends, Vol. 8 compilation, which features 35 tracks from some of the label’s best rising acts, including i_o, ATTLAS, No Mana, and more. Hardwell kicks off his 2019 releases with “Being Alive” with JGUAR, and Sofi Tukker delivers four remixes for “Benadryl,” including a breezy take from TOKiMONSTA. Ghastly and G-Rex have joined forces on the formidable “Heretic,” and Tom Staar puts a grooving twist on Oliver Heldens‘ “Fire In My Soul.” 3LAU taps the talents of vocalist Carly Paige on his newest, “Would You Understand,” and Galantis‘ “Emoji” gets a rework from BEAUZ in their new remix pack.

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.

New single ‘Magic’ marks the return of the ‘old’ KSHMR

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Is it 2013 or 2018? It’s hard to tell when listening to KSHMR‘s newest release, “Magic.” Those who have watched the evolution of mainstream electronic music will undoubtedly be taken back in time with the return of KSHMR’s old sound in his new release. Even the synthesized vocals match that of an older era, with the vocal pops matching those in David Guetta‘s “Bad.” Fans will immediately recognize Vassy‘s singing shining through a bouncy progressive framework with a big room drop propelling the track forward.

The happy tune comes with an interesting backstory, which the producer revealed recently in an interview. “The song came about originally with Adrian Lux. He and I got in the studio, maybe two years ago, and we started the idea. He came with the vocal and I tried so many things on the production, I think he gave up at a certain point because it seemed like we just weren’t figuring out the right direction for it. But, on my own, I just never gave up on the song, and eventually I made the version that you hear now. I asked Adrian if I had his blessing to put it out as me because at that point we hadn’t worked on it too much together. He said, yeah that’s cool, I just want to do a remix. I said that’s great, do a remix, and I’ll promote it as well. He’s a really talented guy, it’s kind of a shame we couldn’t have properly done the song together, but I’m really thankful that he allowed me to take it and do my production on it.”

KSHMR Releases New Big Room Record In Several Months – ‘Magic’

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KSHMR is an undisputed king of the big room genre. The producer who earned his keep through both ghost productions and his work under his mean stream moniker ‘The Cataracs’, has been lighting up the world of EDM for many years now. After a wildly busy first half of 2018, with releases dropping almost every

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Producer Sessions 006: Sounds of KSHMR Vol. 3

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CLICK HERE TO TRY OUT KSHMR’S NEWEST SAMPLE PACK.

Producer Sessions is a series from Dancing Astronaut meant to shine a brighter light on the producer community. Each volume will guide producers towards some of the freshest sample packs, plugins, FX, and presets out there.

A a staple artist on Splice‘s top 10 sample pack list, KSHMR, returns with the third volume of his massively popular sample pack series. With over 4000 sounds (1642 loops and 3081 one shots to be precise), the pack contains world instruments, risers, FX, crisp drums, and more.

KSHMR, born Niles Hollowell-Dhar, released the project file for his single “Burn” in 2015. This was quickly followed by the released of his marquee Tiësto collaboration ‘Secrets,’ leading up to the first two volumes in his sample pack series. Now that the third is here, and the newly minted label boss of Dharma Worldwide takes his producer-focused content to new heights.

In addition to the high quantity of sounds, DJ Mags #12 DJ in 2017’s annual ranking released two educational YouTube videos, one designed to be a drum tutorial and the other, an in-depth world sounds tutorial. KSHMR also released a new single “Good Vibes Soldier” featuring Head Quattaz, another vibrant hit inspired by the versatile artist’s internationally seasoned palate. Both of these videos are certified required viewing for budding producers.

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Background

A serious producer should have an extensive audio library, filled with a variety of organized samples. More and more companies like Splice are filling that need. These days, a subscription to Splice is a no-brainer for producers at any level. For $7.99 a month, Splice gives producers access to their entire 2 million + library of high-quality samples, loops, FX, and presets. At that price, producers get 100 credits per month to explore Splice’s massive library, save sounds they like, and download-to-own at a rate of 1 sample per credit.

Producers at the highest levels use Splice to find inspiration because it’s so easy with their massive library and quality partnerships. Some of the most popular sound designers have contributed to Splices’ library, including exclusive packs from KSHMR, Sonny Digital, deadmau5Amon Tobin, Zaytoven, KRANE, Lex Lugar and more.

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NMF Roundup: Gramatik is full of surprises, Feint’s melodic whirlwind of emotion, Afrojack is rowdy and irreverent as ever, Alex Metric gets retrospective, + MORE

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NMF Roundup: Gramatik is full of surprises, Feint’s melodic whirlwind of emotion, Afrojack is rowdy and irreverent as ever, Alex Metric gets retrospective, + MORENMF 3

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.


For their debut Diynamic release, Alex Metric and Ten Ven bring melodic, UK garage, and a dash of acid house to their nostalgia-laden three-track EP, Transmission 1. 

Chicago duo Danny Cancino and Grant Stakenas, aka Htbx, tout an equal parts menacing and cinematic sound design in their new experimental house track, “Dj Qualls.”


Longtime Liquicity talent, Feint, has taken his transcendent drum ‘n’ bass to Pilot Records with his newest jolting track, “Mirror Signal (Destinations).”

This week’s woes fall away as Nicky Romero, Stadiumx, and Matluck’s progressive-inspired new tune, “Rise,” bleeds into the consciousness.

Ahead of his new Press Play EP, Afrojack lets chaotic bass infiltrate his newest track, “Bringin It Back.”

Their latest on Insomniac, Jupe and Reach fuse wonky dub and pummeling trap for their unconventionally screechy new single, “10 Years Later.”

Drawing from the frisky French Touch brand of house, Samaran’s latest on Big Beat Records, “A New Beginning,” uses its stop-and-go rhythm to incite widespread dance fevers.

Samantha Harvey lends her smooth and saccharine voice to Alex Adair and the Delayers trio’s new up-tempo bass-pop track, “Dominos.”

The forever-funky Gramatik has teamed up with serial REZZ-collaborator, Kotek, for their free-form, instrumental frenzy, “Vitalik Buterin,” in tribute to the blockchain wizard of the same name.

Fairlane enlists Nevve, whose voice can be found on tracks of scene favorites like Boombox Cartel and 3LAU, for his latest track, “Wildfire,” an atmospheric chill-step odyssey.

EDM world power, KSHMR‘s latest, “Good Vibes Soldier,” featuring Head Quattaz, is a reggaeton-influenced anthem drawing forth images of a warm-weather utopia.

Jack Back’s newest independent release, “Overtone,” is a winding, astral-inspired journey through deep house accents of the highest order.

KSHMR is a master at infectious rhythms, and he conquers with his Head Quattaz collaboration, “Good Vibes Solider.” It listens like a wonderful blend of tropical, Eastern, and big room influences that hit the right spots on the main stage dancefloor.

“C.Y.M” pounds us into submission with pungent tech trance kicks set at BPMs high enough to transport listeners to space. A classic effect of Mr. Jordan Suckley…

John Dahlbäck caps off NMF with his high-strung dance cannon, “Deep Inside,” out on Armada Music.

 

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KSHMR’s Latest Song Perfectly Intertwines Indian Melodies With Reggaeton: LISTEN

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KSHMR is once again lighting the dance music world on fire. This week he released the unbelievable Sounds Of KSHMR Vol. 3 sample pack to help aspiring producers achieve the sound which they crave. While many artists would relax after the completion of such a massive project, KSHMR of course just doubled down. Today, he

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Don Diablo Went B2B With KSHMR At Weekend Festival Last Night And It Was Unbelievable

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Don Diablo and KSHMR are two of the most in-demand producers in the world. KSHMR continues to revolutionize and breath new life into big room, while Don Diablo consistently releases some of the most exciting future house records the world has ever heard. Both artists appeared in Finland this weekend at the Weekend Festival. The

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KSHMR returns to big room roots with newest release alongside 7 Skies

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KSHMR returns to big room roots with newest release alongside 7 SkiesKSHMR Neverland

KSHMR has teamed up with Italian producer 7 Skies for a new release, “Neverland.” This track sees KSHMR going back to his big room roots as opposed to his more pop-driven releases as of late. Paired with 7 Skies, whose diverse repertoire keep his fans guessing at what’s to come next, the two have created a monstrous new single that is built for the main stage.

Gleeful whistles open the song on a deceivingly calming note, before falling into the danceable big room formula that fans really crave when turning on a jam by these artists. An MC chanting 1:30 which propels the song forward into its mighty drop, which stirs a mental frenzy that results in fist pumping. The release is out now via KSHMR’s own Dharma Records, and it marks to first single the two producer’s have released together.

KSHMR and 7 Skies Release A New High Energy Single – ‘Neverland’

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If you frequent this site enough you know that I have a deep seeded respect for KSHMR as a producer. He has an ability to create festival main stage bangers in a way that breaths new life into a genre that struggles with originality. In his collaboration with 7 Skies, ‘Neverland’, KSHMR goes out of

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Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike release Tomorrowland 2018 EP featuring Hardwell, Nicky Romero, KSHMR, and Bassjackers

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Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike release Tomorrowland 2018 EP featuring Hardwell, Nicky Romero, KSHMR, and BassjackersDimitri Vegas Like Mike Tomorrowland 2018 EP

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have released their Tomorrowland 2018 EP, featuring collaborations with Hardwell, Nicky Romero, KSHMR, W&W, Gucci Mane, Wiz Khalifa, and Bassjackers. Celebrating the two-weekend event, the Belgian DJ duo released seven tracks in 10 days.

The EP kicks off with “Unity,” a heavy collaboration with Hardwell. Festival synths and hardstyle rhythms take over, surprising listeners. Nicky Romero’s feature samples The Chemical Brothers‘ “Hey Boy, Hey Girl,” in another hardstyle heater.  “Opa” with KSHMR takes advantage of Greek influences using Bouzouki sounds and electro-house rhythms.

“Arcade Mammoth” is as big and wide as the title suggests. Plucking synths that lead into trance synth melodies is exactly what listeners would expect from this collaboration between Dutch duo, W&W, and the No. 2 DJs on DJ Mag‘s Top 100 DJs list.

There are two Bassjackers alliances on the EP, “All I Need” and “The Jungle.” Both combine elements of trap, electro, and bass music using trap rhythms and eclectic synth whomps.

The project culminates with a calmer verse than previous tracks. Around the two-minute mark, listeners are met with that signature hardstyle fans know and love from Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. Wiz Khalifa’s vocals add a cooling contrast from the bigger synth play.

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