Your EDM Interview With Aaron Carter, On His New EP, “LØVË”

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Do you remember the 14-year-old teenager who released the song “That’s How I Beat Shaq” back in 2001? His name is Aaron Carter, younger brother of Nick Carter of the intensely popular boy band Backstreet Boys.

Though he’s always had a hand in music, he’s been largely quiet since his last studio album, Another Earthquake, in 2002. He released an EP on Soundcloud in 2015, entitled The Music Never Stopped, clearly a nod to his time away from music. However, he’s slated to make a grand re-emergence in 2017 with the release of his new EP, LØVË, and an album later this year.

The EP will be 5 tracks, one of which will be “Fool’s Gold,” which you can listen to below. Your EDM was fortunate enough to be able to speak to Aaron briefly about this new adventure in his musical career, and a bit about the EP.

Hey Aaron, thanks for taking the time to speak with Your EDM. How does it feel now that your EP is finally done and ready for people to hear?

Thanks for having me! I’m very excited and happy about it. It’s taken me a year to get to this point, and I’m excited to release music I co-produced, wrote and creatively directed across the board. This EP was the first time I was able to do put my own touch on the music I was making, so I’m looking forward to people seeing a new side of me.

We know that you’re heavily influenced by artists such as Tycho, Flying Lotus and Petit Biscuit. But your first interaction in the EDM world was with Deadmau5. Tell us a little about that.

I actually can’t share too much information about that. I did have a chance around that time to meet up with Joel (Deadmau5) privately and talk to him which was cool.

How did you come up with the name of the EP, LØVË?

For a while I was thinking about what I was going to call my EP. Around the time when we were recording, there were a lot of things happening in my life that lead me back to the idea of love. It kind of just hit me all of a sudden- that naming the EP “LØVË” would be a powerful and universal title everyone could relate to. It explained a lot of what I was going through in my personal life and also creatively. I felt it was the best way to convey what I was going through and translate it into the music I was making.

What has been your process for learning to produce electronic music at this level?

What has helped me a lot is working with other people that are better than me. That’s how you get better as a producer really. I’ve always kept an open mind and open heart to new sounds, which has been really helpful in my creative process. When producing, I love to use Logix Pro and my go to when producing is Serum. Both are amazing.

What kind of set up will you have when touring?

It will be a mix of EDM and live music. I have some great live musicians and also have some EDM set ups.

How does it feel to be releasing your first full-length album in 14 years?

It feels great. Definitely has been a long time coming for sure.

What would you say to people who haven’t listened to your music and then see that you’re releasing an electronic EP. What would you say to assuage any confusion they might have?

I’m just making music how I feel. If you like it and vibe with it then cool. If not, then change it. I’m really just going to let my music speak for itself. This album is a mix of pop and electronic, both which are apart of who I am as an artist and producer now.

Any final words?

*** New EP titled “LØVË” available for pre-order Friday, January 20th

*** EP will be released February 10th

***Newest single off of the EP titled “Sooner Or Later” will be available with pre-order (out now)

***Upcoming tour dates (HERE)

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Mura Masa’s debut LP is expected to see a 2017 release

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A talented producer who fuses culture and style with live instrumentation and powerhouse synths, 20-year-old Alex Crossan has become one of the biggest breakout musical acts we have seen in recent years. With a Coachella appearance and a back-to-back European and US tours on his horizon, Mura Masa is set to reach much greater global recognition in 2017.

The rising producer, who has worked on hit collaborations with hip hop heavyweight A$AP Rocky and singer/songwriter Shura, announced in a recent interview with DIY Magazine that he is adding the final touches on a new studio album he’s named To Fall Out of Love To.

Crossan promises to continue what he started with Something Somewhere, his 2015 debut EP, which featured vocals from NAO and Jay Prince, and led him to his status as a pioneer in a brand new wave of contemporary dance music. “I think it comes out of an appreciation for live music,” Crossan explains in his DIY interview, regarding the influences for his unique sound. “I grew up playing in quite a few bands. I started from that point before I crossed over to the production side.”

To Fall Out of Love To is expected to be released later this year. Crossan says the album will be a continuation of his unique blend of Japanese culture, modern day hip-hop, and live instrumentation. As is the case with any Mura Masa release, we’re excited to see what’s to come with the LP.

H/T: DIY 

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Nine Inch Nails’ new EP ‘Not The Actual Events’ is coming this week

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Trent Reznor will officially deliver on the promise he made late last year to release new music as Nine Inch Nails in 2016. Announced via the NIN website, a new EP titled Not The Actual Events, which Reznor created with “now official bandmate” Atticus Ross, will be released this Friday, December 23, 2016.

Not The Actual Events is supposedly an “unexpected left turn” from NIN’s 2013 album, Hesitation Marks. Reznor describes the self-release as “an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record,” a description that, although quite vague, points toward a darker side of NIN.

Being a Grammy-winning film composer on top of his other musical accolades, Reznor knows how to bring a story to life with sound. Although some fans may have yearned for a full-length LP, he states, as a matter of fact, that a five-track EP “ended up being the proper length to tell that story.”

Not The Actual Events is available for pre-order now from the NIN store as a 180g 1-sided vinyl or a limited digital + physical bundle. The EP will be available on all digital platforms on Friday, December 23, 2016.

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The New Chainsmokers EP Is Live On Spotify Right Now [Listen Here]

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The Chainsmokers’ new EP is set for release tomorrow, but it’s already live on Spotify!

This is the second EP from the duo, following up their Bouquet EP just last year. The EP will contain four past singles including their huge hits “Closer” and “Don’t Let Me Down,” as well as their newest single, “All We Know.”

It will also include a new single “Setting Fires” with XYLØ. The EP will be available everywhere tomorrow.

Many have decried the act of releasing a new EP with all previously-released singles; The Chainsmokers even did the same for their Bouquet EP. However, they’re not the first to do so. Martin Garrix did the same in 2014 with his Gold Skies EP, in which every track had been released as a previous single.

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The Chainsmokers Announce New EP and Get Us Hyped for New Music

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The Chainsmokers will make you work for new music. Last week, a mysterious countdown popped up on their website. We all had our speculations as to what this countdown represented as time slowly counted down to 7 a.m. PST on Wednesday, October 19. SOMETHING NEW NEXT WEEK https://t.co/JtpFLVMjtD — THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) October 15, 2016

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Ookay Back At It Again With Experimental New EP

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We know Ookay for his most recent single, “Thief.” Yes, we’re talking about the trap producer who recently had his Soundcloud deactivated. But the good news is this trap DJ & twitter persona is literally “Back Again” with a brand new EP, The Cocoon. For those that are used to hard hitting bass & experimental remixes, this

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Ookay Releases His New EP, “The Cocoon”

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Ookay has been riding high off of the success of his massive single, “Thief.” Even after having his Soundcloud deactivated, Ookay was able to bounce back – it wasn’t like he wasn’t allowed to play “Thief” live anymore, after all. Still, he’s been teasing new music for quite a while and finally, his new EP The Cocoon has dropped.

The new EP sees Ookay deviate from his older, trappier persona as he delves even further into his more melodic, more song-like self that we saw on “Thief.”

“Back Again” and “Sure” exemplify this change most starkly, with calm, serene vocals and a not-so-lit beat. “New Jack Swing” is definitely the heaviest track on the bunch, but even then, it isn’t really trap. The remaining two, “Long Time” and “Bring It Back” continue to shine a new light on Ookay’s production and direction.

Are any of these tracks individually better than “Thief”? I don’t think so, but that’s up for anyone’s interpretation. However, the release as a whole is going to be monumentally important in Ookay’s career as the moment that he really found his sound. With the way that electronic music is heading as a whole, it’s become so much easier for producers to experiment with new sounds that truly reflect what they want to make, rather than what the audience demands to hear.

Listen to The Cocoon below.

 

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Party Favor Strikes Gold With “Party & Destroy” EP

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Aside from The Chainsmokers, few artists can say they’ve risen as fast – except maybe Party Favor. At the beginning of this year, Dylan Ragland was still just a great producer, but hadn’t received a whole lot of credit for his work. And then… he exploded. Commercial spots with Mountain Dew and more helped spread his music, as well as big performances at major music festivals and a collaboration with Dillon Francis. Everything from his brand and music to his management team came together in perfect fashion to present his new EP, Party & Destroy.

The EP features collaborations from a bunch of big names in hip hop like Sean Kingston, Rich The Kid and Gucci Mane. Additional collaborations from Gent & Jawns, Dillon Francis and vocalist Georgia Ku round out an EP that is a lot more radio-oriented than I would have guessed. Normally, a sudden pop EP would be seen as disingenuous, or the artist might be called a sell-out. In Party Favor’s case, this feels so natural to him that I’m amazed it didn’t happen sooner.

No doubt artists like Jack U and Major Lazer helped pave the way into pop for EDM, but Dylan definitely took it upon himself to remain original and true to his own sound. “Give It To Me” with Sean Kingston and Rich The Kid definitely has a Major Lazer-esque vibe to it, but it’s so happy and carefree I really don’t give a shit. “Scrape” with Gucci Mane is straight hard trap, and makes me feel some type of way. Then you have the collaboration with Georgia Ku, whose voice I really can’t praise enough – Party Favor really shows his diversity as a producer in this one. Then we’re back to another fun moombah track with Dillon Francis, “Shut It Down.” Every track is a home run.

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