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The Chainsmokers‘ string of releases off of Sick Boy continues with a new sultry tune called “This Feeling.” The release is a stark contrast from the previous track they dropped from the album, which came by way of a style-departing dubstep effort alongside NGHTMRE titled “Save Yourself.”
Vocalist Kelsea Ballerini fuels the track, serving as the focal point of the release with The Chainsmokers’ subtle electronic undertones anchoring the backdrop. “This Feeling” is definitely another radio-ready product from the “Closer” duo, and adds an interesting dynamic to the collection of versatile releases on Sick Boy.
Alex Pall and Drew Taggart sat down with Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 slot for Apple Music to discuss the release, and had some interesting insight for fans wondering what the duo’s path forward looks like. Pall notes,
“The fact that we can just write a new song today, and it’s not like ‘Oh shit it doesn’t fit into the album, we have to wait like ten months to put this out or something.’ You know I mean, now we just swap something out swap it around, do whatever. I think what we’re doing right now, and where our music goes, is going be the most challenging part of our career. The world is changing so fast, and trying to find your identity and write something that connects with people, that you’re proud of is right now the most challenging thing.”
Despite playing 200 shows a year, the duo also spoke about a studio session they recently had with emerging emo rapper Juice WRLD, in which they wrote not one but three tracks. “This Feeling” is a dynamic addition to the duo’s collection of hit releases, but it seems that we should be expecting plenty more to come from Pall and Taggart in the near future.
From breaking backboards to breaking down beats, Shaquille O’Neal executed the ultimate off-court crossover from basketball legend to DJ Diesel at Lost Lands 2018. Billed as Lost Lands’ surprise guest this year, DJ Diesel dished out a half hour riddim-heavy set at the Ohio bass music event, which attendees of the festival heralded as one of the weekend’s hardest hitting performances.
If you told me I was gonna see Shaq play one of the heaviest sets at Lost Lands I wouldn’t have told you your were crazy, and I would woulda been wrong.
— Noodleᴴᵉᵃᵈ andᶜᵒ (@PanGalactics) September 16, 2018
While DJ Diesel chopped rhythms behind the decks, Shaq evinced that his paint presence is still just as menacing as it was during his NBA heyday by dunking on a velociraptor — it was quite the fitting end to a wild festival weekend to say the least. DJ Diesel’s Lost Lands appearance seems to be a slam dunk, by all accounts.
— Your EDM (@YourEDM) September 16, 2018
— Yesenia Mejia (@heartttyesiee) September 17, 2018
— Briana (@lilbbriii) September 16, 2018
— Lost Lands (@lost_lands) September 17, 2018
Tom Petty’s death hit everyone hard, and it hit the Heartbreakers even harder. When Petty died suddenly of an accidental overdose last October, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell thought that the rest of the band might never perform together again. “I just couldn’t think about doing that,” he tells Rolling … More »
The mau5 is “out of the bag” and in the studio working on the inaugural film score of his career. deadmau5 originally declared his interest in film score writing following the release of where’s the drop?, the mau5trap producer’s full-length orchestral album. “I’ve always wanted to go into film scoring,” deadmau5 said at the time of where’s the drop?‘s arrival. “I think that this is a better entry point because now I’m like fucking walking the walk, as opposed to fucking talking the talk. Which is all you can do before anyone would think that you are capable of scoring a film, you know what I mean?”
deadmau5 similarly expressed his hope that where’s the drop? would resonate with figures in the film industry. “Hopefully this kind of puts me on the radar with professionals in that area or even the public to want something like that,” deadmau5 stated, “It would be cool to custom-write music for some kind of story. That’d be cool.” Judging by deadmau5’s recent tweet, where’s the drop? certainly registered on the “radars” of film producers, as the mau5ville head has now landed his first film score. deadmau5 will compose the score for Constantin Film and Netflix’s joint production, Polar.
well, the mouse is outta the bag,….working on my first film score for @constantinfilm @Netflix‘s #Polar. So in honor of @theofficialmads character, I’ll be wearing an eyepatch the entire time #blackkaiser
— Goat lord (@deadmau5) September 18, 2018
Photo credit: F. Scott Schafer
Space Ibiza‘s seminal resident Carl Cox seeks to reinstate the iconic White Isle venue, as the pioneer of the underground originally announced during an interview with Be-At TV in August. Cox now follows his previous disclosure with more details about his initiative to bring back the world-famous nightclub, including the entities who will collectively work with him to breathe life back into the former Balearic nightlife staple. Owner and founder of Space Ibiza, Pepe Rosello, veteran Ibiza promoter, Dave Browning, and former Space Ibiza general manager, Juan Arenas, comprise the expert staff that will join Cox in the venture.
“Space club Ibiza has always been my home for the last 20 years, and now to pave the new way for the future of Space is really exciting,” Cox said. “Forming a partnership with Pepe, Juan, and Dave Browning, to run the newly formed team, feels solid in the way that we are a family team, and I feel we can bring everything back to where it belongs.” Cox added that the team has “some exciting news for next year,” the specifics of which will Cox will share at a future date.
“Space is a way of living the music, which is part of our shared experiences in the most vibrant moments of our life,” Rosello said of the experiential basis for Space Ibiza. “The roots of Ibiza extend to new destinations with the joy, passion, and enthusiasm for this adventure, to return to our house, the island.” Re-envisioning Space Ibiza in a modern context will require an expert staff, and given Cox, Rosello, Browning, and Arenas’ intimate knowledge of all things Space Ibiza, there couldn’t be a more qualified team to spearhead Space’s revival.
H/T: DJ Mag