Porter Robinson‘s Second Sky festival has been one of the most anticipated moments on the summer events circuit since it was announced back in March. The inaugural single-day event, hosted by Goldenvoice in Oakland, kicks off on June 15 with a stellar lineup curated by Robinson himself. The “Ghost Voices” producer is slated for two Second Sky performances, one as Virtual Self and the other a Worlds revival set, bringing the beloved live album performance back for the first time since 2017. Best of all, Virtual Self is actually the festival opener.
It is almost unheard of these days for a headliner—no less the festival’s curator—to open their own event, though the reason behind the scheduling is actually quite altruistic, not to mention smart. Robinson’s early performance is meant to encourage early attendance at the event, ensuring fans are there for the other early acts booked for the day. This year’s programming includes performances by G Jones, Nina Las Vegas, Cashmere Cat, and a late addition of Madeon, just weeks ahead of the debut of his new live show at Lollpalooza. Second Sky’s doors open at noon on June 15.
the idea behind having Virtual Self open Second Sky is to encourage people to arrive early & watch all the other acts that i love! https://t.co/FFuOL3THGt
The internet has been abuzz with speculation surrounding the release of new music from the boy-wonder Madeon since he teased the drop earlier in the week. The hype built even further when limited edition vinyl’s were scattered across 4 locations across the world. A few lucky fans recovered them and 1 even left the record
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.
At long last, Madeon makes a triumphant return with his first original in years, “All My Friends.” Dog Blood, too, impress with a new four-track EP, Turn Off the Lights. Slander, Said the Sky, and JT Roach concoct brilliant “Potions” in their new release, and Nicky Romero takes on Kygo and Rita Ora’s “Carry On” in a new remix. The Bloody Beetroots and Dr. Fresch prove to be a formidable combo as they deliver their new collaboration, “Fkn Face,” and Yotto puts his own spin on RÜFÜS DU SOL’s iconic “Underwater.” Rinzen brings a touch of magic to Lane 8’s “Visions,” and Deorro eases fans into summer with “Obvious.” Maceo Plex delivers a lengthy, soothing single, “When the Lights Are Out,” and Petit Biscuit and JP Cooper join forces for “We Were Young.” Will Clarke puts a shimmering spin on Phantoms’ “Designs for You,” and Arty brings the “Sunshine” to his newest release. The Chainsmokers and Bebe Rexha dip between pop and dance music on “Call You Mine,” and Sofi Tukker link with Colombian duo Bomba Estéreo for a tropical number, “Playa Grande.” The latest Chase & Status LP has finally arrived, bringing with it songs like “Shut Up,” and Figure teams up with Hi I’m Ghost for “Intergalactic.”
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.
It has been a hectic 24 hours for devoted followers of Hugo Pierre Leclercq, better known as Madeon. After a near three year silence from any original music, the Frenchman began to update the images across his entire social media presence earlier this week and fans were more than suspicious that an announcement was impending. That suspicion quickly proved to be accurate after Madeon shared a photo on late Tuesday afternoon of a billboard he put up in Los Angeles that read ‘GOODFAITH.WORLD‘.
As people began to read between the lines that it was directing them to a web address, Madeon already had a message waiting for them. The soon-to-be 25-year-old unveiled that “This is the start of the Good Faith Era” and that he would be releasing his long-awaited comeback single on Wednesday “in the real world.” Early Wednesday morning, the cryptic website was updated with addresses in four cities around the world including Los Angeles, New York City, Alesund, and Nantes. Two vinyls at each location were left for those who could get there early enough to search and claim to get an exclusive first listen at Madeon’s upcoming single, “All My Friends”.
“All My Friends” will officially be available for the rest of the world to experience on Friday, May 31st but one fan was able to record a preview of the single at the New York record store.
News broke yesterday that Madeon would be dropping a highly anticipated single today. A website “goodfaith.world” was posted to his Instagram and everyone went crazy awaiting the drop at what everyone presumed would be released to the world at the time announced. Madeon New Single This morning when we visited the website, we were gifted
Earlier today the internet stumbled upon a mysterious Instagram account called @goodfaith.world – an account now determined to be linked to the coveted French producer Madeon. The account featured a series of repeated images with the wording “HEY I MISSED YOU THIS IS THE START OF THE GOOD FAITH ERA TOMORROW MORNING I’LL PUT OUT A SONG
On May 28, the internet was thrown into a buzz with the promise of upcoming new material from Madeon—dubbed the producer’s “good faith era.” While the roll out of a new project is currently upon us, not much more is known about “good faith” or the project’s complexion. However, as cryptic messaging from the French wunderkind continues to trickle out ahead of an official release, an Instagram account, @goodfaith.world, has really set the rumor mill ablaze.
The Instagram account has posted the blank lead image of Madeon’s impending new project a number of times, though, its the tags on each image that may paint the actual picture. While the social media profile seems nondescript and unofficial, tags on the images point to possible collaborations with Lady Gaga, Porter Robinson, Lemaitre, and more, and while there isn’t a ton of factual authenticity to go on as of yet, something about a stellar cast of superstar collaborators on whatever this project actually is seems highly likely. Nothing is confirmed as of yet, but you can see the screenshots below and decide for yourself.
It feels like it’s been forever since DJ-producer, Madeon, has released a new track. Since his popular release “Shelter,” with Porter Robinson, he has remained quiet for some time now. Many fans were expecting an album release last year, but, unfortunately, the day never came. Fortunately, it seems like all that is about to change.
Madeon was just 16 years old when he crafted his entrancing remix of deadmau5‘s “Raise Your Weapon.” He had just won a remix contest for Pendulum’s “The Island,” and in the months following this deadmau5 remix, the French prodigy would release his “Pop Culture” live mashup on YouTube, garnering him thousands of new fans and priming him to release “Icarus” at the beginning of the following year. (To date, “Pop Culture” has nearly 50 million views on YouTube.)
deadmau5’s “Raise Your Weapon” came out in May 2011, followed by official remixes from Noisia, Stimming, and, of course, Madeon. The young artist flexed serious remixing skills on this piece, packing the sultry number with energetic melodies and quirky twists and turns. Madeon’s remix quickly became beloved by deadmau5 fans, along with those who were discovering the teenage prodigy. Happy birth month, “Raise Your Weapon.”