Daft Punk, early David Guetta, Justice – the list goes on. French house music is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to dance music. Recently two more artists have risen to the legendary ranks of their peers: Tchami and Malaa. The two have reignited the French house movement in the United States.
There is no signs of slowing down for Malaa. Fresh off a massive Ultra set and the release of his collaborative ‘No Redemption’ EP with Tchami, the mysterious masked producer is keeping his name in the spotlight. To keep the momentum going, Malaa just put out the 20th episode of his ‘Who is Malaa’ mix
Fresh off the heels of their hugely successful North American tour and massive Ultra appearance, Malaa and Tchami cemented their status as a collaborative g house institution in the global house sphere with the highly-anticipated delivery of No Redemption.
Now, Malaa’s celebrating the milestone 20th installment of his Who is Malaa mix series with a beguiling encapsulation of his bass house pantheon. Rather than dropping listeners to their knees at the bass altar, Malaa eases into his mix. Moving through the house arena he navigates with great poise, Malaa’s soon diving deep into the darker, tech house side of his music, and as always impresses with his masterful fluidity along the way.
The French house maestros previously released a few tracks off the project — “The Sermon,” “Summer 99,” and “Kurupt“— along with a “No Redemption” tour remix pack. The new EP arrives one month before the pair head to San Francisco for a sold-out show at Bill Graham Civic Center, followed by another performance at Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, and an EDC Las Vegas appearance on May 20th.
Through the audacious originality of Tchami’s Confession label, Tchami x Malaa have managed to amass an international congregation of house fanatics through their diversity and style, which utilizes mind-bending religious imagery over a unique blend of future house and bass music. Their sheer clout on the international stage has made their “No Redemption” project one of the top acts to see in 2018.
Fresh off of their main stage rocking set at Ultra, Tchami & Malaa have finally released their highly anticipated ‘No Redemption EP’, out now on Tchami’s Confession label. The EP, with the same name as their tour that hit the the United States over the past few months, truly shines bright on the masterful warehouse
After celebrating a historic two decades last year, Shambhala Music Festival returns to the pristine Salmo River Ranch in British Columbia, Canada, on August 10–13, 2018. Organizers of the transformational event have already dangled some tantalizing teasers in REZZ, The Glitch Mob, Kyle Watson, and DJ QBert. Today, the festival announces the first phase for its 21st annual edition.
Living up to its promise to “expect the unexpected” in 2018, UMF capped off a lofty Miami Music Week with a number of attention-grabbing acts from dance music’s top tastemakers, including David Guetta, Kaskade, Eric Prydz, and Above & Beyond, along with an illustrious cast of newcomers in REZZ, Jauz, and Virtual Self. The most exalted act of the weekend came in the form of a highly anticipated reunion from Swedish House Mafia, who filled the surprise guest slot to close out the festival. Marshmello made his main stage debut and premiered his newest collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert, The Chainsmokers put the naysayers to bed with their high-energy performance, which included four unreleased tracks and a flaming drum solo, and Sir Carl Cox delivered a high-powered spectacle in his Resistance Megastructure.
Other notable moments came care of DJ Snake, who brought out Tchami, Malaa, and Mercer to debut their new collaboration, “Let’s Get Ill;” Axwell Λ Ingrosso, who opened their set with a captivating new track ID; Tiësto, who invited out his new fiancé, model Annika Backes, to the stage; and Steve Aoki, who assembled Daddy Yankee, Elvis Crespo, and Play-N-Skillz for a live performance of their recent release, “Azukita.”
For those who can’t count themselves lucky enough to have witnessed the live weekend spectacle, DA has compiled a comprehensive list of streams from UMF 2018 to relive the festival’s most magical moments.
The Midwest’s premier music festival, Lollapalooza, returns to Chicago’s Grant Park August 2–5 with a newly announced lineup for the behemoth, 4-day affair. Topping the 2018 bill are The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, Logic, and ODESZA, and, most notably, Vampire Weekend — the band’s first live performance in four years.
Lollapalooza also boasts an impressive undercard with Gucci Mane, Lil Pump, St. Vincent, and Aussie one-woman band Tash Sultana, who rarely tours the US.
With over a hundred names set to appear over the weekend, Lollapalooza truly has become an American institution with something to satiate everyone’s musical tastes. GA and VIP passes to Lollapalooza can be found here.
For the past few months, house music’s favorite French dichotomy, Malaa and Tchami, have been touring the world, wreaking thunderous havoc from atop their elaborate, heaven-and-hell-themed stage-setup. On the production end, they have wrought musical mayhem in the form of roaring dance hits like “Summer 99” and “The Sermon.”
The duo’s latest Confession creation, “Kurupt,” is a malevolently bass-rich house anthem, aligning itself in both name and substance with Malaa’s villainous persona. Earlier in the month, the masked menace tried out the tune on his massive crowd at CRSSD Fest, and was met with wild praise.
However, the song is not without Tchami’s melodic, piano-like intonations – though they are rather subdued within the pummeling basslines of “Kurupt.”
Still to come from the production pair is their highly anticipated full-length No Redemption EP, of which a release date is still yet to be announced.
Tchami and Malaa have been burning the world to the ground the last few months with their beautifully insidious tour. It seems that the duo is playing out more unreleased music than named tracks, and fans have been absolutely eating it up. Now Tchami took to Facebook to tease a major announcement this Wednesday. In