Qualysto, hailing from Italy, had various releases on Anjunadeep and Electronic Elements under a different alias. Now back with a fresh new name they deliver a dreamy progressive record, “So Real”. On remix duties we have German based producer Koelle doing his magic providing us with an even deeper take on the original where he
German house hitter Sharam Jey linked with Dirty Vegas frontman, Steve Smith, for the production of “Ready or Not,” on Jey’s September LP Invisible, and now the collaborative single is accompanied by an official music video. Smith’s vocals fluidly unfold in an arpeggiated synth melody that carries the uplifting tune through. The single’s video visually reflects the relaxed spirit of the song in its animated projections of rocket ships coasting through clouds, brightly colored cartoon silhouettes gyrating to “Ready or Not’s” beat, and black and white cut outs of both artists, superimposed on the video’s vibrant backdrops.
“Ready or Not” comes by way of the venerated dance producer’s third LP, Invisible, out now via Bunny Tiger. Highlights from Invisible include previous singles “Lost,” featuring KLP, and “Fridaycity” with Little Boots. The full 14-track collection sees additional sonic cameos from Dirty Vegas, Dacia Bridges, and Ashibah, among others.
It’s a brave new world for computerized pop stars, as Baauer dives headfirst into a collaboration with AI influencer, Miquela on their bizarrely genius track “Hate Me.” In an unabashedly meta affair that could only occur in 2018, the track’s themes are centered around naysayers and detractors of the digital personality’s validity. Now, a brand new music video for the song has arrived that brings these ideas to life with stunning visuals, including choreography by Jae Blaze of Kanye West’s “Fade” video fame.
The song expertly blends an upbeat Baauer beat with deceptively defiant vocals, and in many ways, the video follows suit. The two-and-a-half-minute clip is dominated by energetic choreography, with dancers holding court in a sun-washed warehouse that puts all the focus towards the movement. Carefree moments intertwine with raised fists and confidence as the dancers power the track forward. Although Miquela shows up only for a few brief cameos, her appearance offers an instant contrast between the real and the virtual.
The New York indie dance icons are in the victory lap of a triumphant comeback behind their Columbia-signed American Dream LP, and the latest complement to the album comes by way of the new music video for “Oh Baby,” though calling the piece a music video feels considerably understated. The new feature, directed by Rian Johnson of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Breaking Bad fame, dives into a gut-wrenching sci-fi thrill ride, starring David Strathairn and Sissy Spacek, scored by James Murphy and company.
The video explores teleportation, and it wouldn’t be proper LCD Soundsystem if there wasn’t a heartbreakingly poetic love tie-in.The short feature is truly worth the watch — Strathairn and Spacek, who seem to play married scientists of sorts, fashion a teleportation device that they begin to test in various trials. Before their experiments reach a full conclusion, the story’s tune takes a dark turn and the two must finish their trials with a decision of heart, rather than of mind.
The video comes after the announcement of Nancy Whang and Gavin Rossum’s upcoming Ladies of LCD road stretch as well as a repeat-worthy reinvention of Chic’s “I Want Your Love” earlier this summer. Watch “Oh Baby” below.
Marshmello has released the official music video for single track “Stars,” and the energetic track fittingly features an action packed music video of people playing pick up soccer. Marshmello watches from the sidelines, as he takes in the players doing a variety of impressive footwork and scoring goals. He becomes inspired to play himself, and heads a rogue ball. The pick up players become frustrated by Marshmello’s interference.
Saddened, Marshmello goes home and starts rummaging through his father’s old things in the attack, where he discovers his dad was a soccer star. They start training, and eventually he builds up the skill to go take on the pick up teams again. This time, he dances around all of them with his newfound skill, ultimately scoring and impressing all of the players who had doubted him previously. In true Marshmello fashion of overcoming obstacles, this feel-good video is the perfect accompaniment to this upbeat track.
Tiësto‘s latest single “WOW” finally gets an official music video, and the concept is impressively creative. This production follows the video game theme in his previously released “Jackie Chan” video, yet this one employs a slightly darker touch.
Directed and animated by Bram Knol, we follow a young backpack-clad hero navigating through a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future. In the “WOW” video, it’s clear that technology has taken over and flying drones are the enemy. Our protagonist runs, climbs, and rolls through burning buildings suspended in the air — pretty impressive for a kid that looks like he hasn’t even finished grade school.
Check out the video and catch Tiësto this Fall, with a string of tour dates in China followed by a residency at Hakkasan Vegas in late September.
Axwell / Ingrosso have shared the official video for single “Dancing Alone” featuring RØMANS. The massive video was created by 21-year-old Swedish director Brokenint. Brokenint sought to mirror the musical fusion of classic House and Trance music in “Dancing Alone” through contrasting visual representations in a raw, warehouse rave space and an idyllic, but nostalgic
Tampa DJ Lizzy Jane is giving us the variety that many up and coming EDM artists don’t. For only being on the scene a few months, Lizzy has shown us that anything is possible. Her newest track ‘Stop’ just came out this Friday and is a banger that needs to be heard around the nation.
Martin Garrix has the uncanny ability to make the carefree character of festival season last all year long in his productions, and his closing effort of the summer season ensures that listeners will still feel the warm sun on their shoulders well into January. A joint effort with fellow Amsterdam originator, Justin Mylo, and featured vocalist, Dewain Whitmore, “Burn Out” layers the refined rasp of Whitmore’s anthemic vocal hook atop the upbeat synth work that serves as the source of the single’s spunk.
Released on Garrix’s label, STMPD RCRDS, “Burn Out” touts a lively music video that provides a vibrant visual for the high-spirited single, while issuing a nod to Garrix’s newly announced partnership with AXE Music. The male protagonist of the “Burn Out” music video notably sprays himself with AXE body spray before initiating conversation with the video’s lead female.
“I am very honored to be part of the AXE Music roll out,” Garrix said of the recent alliance, “I love the campaigns AXE has done in the past and when we all met in my studio, I felt a great connection which is super important for me in collaborations like this. I am super happy with the result of my video for my new single ‘Burn Out.’” Garrix will be key to the growth of the AXE brand’s newly instated platform, AXE Music. An exclusive, limited edition Martin Garrix body spray will follow Garrix’s coalition with AXE Music, and can be expected to hit Latin American and Netherlands markets on September 14.
Gorillaz are back to further solidify their indelible track record for eye popping visuals with a trippy new music video for “Tranz.” The slithering synth-rock is a surefire standout from their recently released LP, The Now Now. As expected, the animated outfit show up to show out in the track’s colorful new video.
The clip opens with the band set up on a digital stage, with a flickering gray and black backdrop. As the band jams on, the colors begin bleeding more and more into the backdrop — infiltrating the entire video. Before long, an explosion of psychedelics is drowning everything in sight. Mushrooms, zombies, band frontman 2D shooting light beams out of his eyes; the trippy factor begins amping up quickly, and never lets up. The effect is trance-like and immersive, with a hefty dose that classic cheeky Gorillaz flair.
The group kicks off their last run of North American tour dates in support of the album in Toronto on October 8. Notable amidst that last blast is the band’s own Demon Dayz festival in Los Angeles alongside Erykah Badu, DRAM, and more.