Kim Gordon, Nile Rodgers, Benny Blanco Announced As SXSW 2020 Keynote Speakers

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Kim GordonVisual artist and former Sonic Youth bassist-singer Kim Gordon has been announced as keynote speaker at next year’s South By Southwest Conference in Austin. Joining the noise rock icon as an initial keynote at the annual event will be Reggie Fils-Aimé, the former president and COO of Nintendo of America. SXSW also announced new names … More »

Oliver Heldens delivers a summer anthem with Chic’s Nile Rodgers on ‘Summer Lover’

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Oliver Heldens delivers a summer anthem with Chic’s Nile Rodgers on ‘Summer Lover’Ultra Oliver Heldens

Oliver Heldens has gone in a new direction with a folk-leaning release “Summer Lover,” and as the title of the track alludes to, the new collaborative cut could be the summer anthem everyone is looking for. The track features vocals by Devin and Chic’s Nile Rodgers, with Heldens dropping his characteristic house chords, a kicking guitar backdrop, and flaring synths. The catchy melody adds a new element to a Helden’s production with its upbeat energy centered around the enthralling vocals, making the song a likely pop radio hit. The track is out now via RCA Records.

“Summer Lover” comes just as Heldens is wrapping the first North American leg of his Heldeep 5 World Tour. Stream “Summer Lover” below.

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NMF Roundup: LSD release debut album, Oliver Heldens teams up with Devin and Nile Rodgers + more

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NMF Roundup: LSD release debut album, Oliver Heldens teams up with Devin and Nile Rodgers + moreLSD Photo Credit JUCO Dancing Astro

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.

Sia, Diplo, and Labrinth have unleashed their debut album as LSD, featuring infectious tracks like “Angel in Your Eyes.” Oliver Heldens teams up with Devin and Nile Rodgers for the breezy “Summer Lover,” and Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge an emotive new collaboration, “Amber Sun.” Avicii fans rejoiced a few days ago with the release of a posthumous song, “SOS,” with Aloe Blacc (and there may be more on the way!) Claptone thrills with a grooving remix of Purple Disco Machine‘s “Body Funk,” and Adventure Club, Krewella, and Crankdat deliver the powerful “Next Life.” Fox Stevenson follows February’s “Out My Head” with “Go Like,” and Galantis reveal a summer-primed remix of Kygo and Valerie Broussard‘s “Think About You.” Tame Impala leads us into the weekend with a smooth new single, “Borderline,” and Matrix & Futurebound reveal their first LP in 12 years with tracks like “Spellbound.” Cassian has released a take on RÜFÜS DU SOL‘s iconic “Treat You Better,” and Armin van Buuren kicks off Trilogy with Shapov with “La Résistance De L’amour.” Robotaki debuts a new EP, featuring songs like “Beaches,” and The Chemical Brothers kick off their latest album with tunes like title track “No Geography.”

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.

Photo credit: JUCO

It Might Be Time To Hang Up On Khalid

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Khalid“Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” “Hanging On The Telephone,” “867-5309/Jenny” — pop music history is strewn with songs where the drama hinges on a phone call. Whether you’re a rapper from Houston, a semi-obscure German laptop-pop act, or a duo of chart-topping divas, … More »

NMF Roundup: Oliver Heldens remixes CHIC, SLANDER and Spag Heddy team up, Ray Volpe flips Ookay + more

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NMF Roundup: Oliver Heldens remixes CHIC, SLANDER and Spag Heddy team up, Ray Volpe flips Ookay + moreOcaso Festival Tamarindo By Pablo Murillo 06 01 2018 0525

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday.

This week’s releases are true stunners. After announcing a collaboration with Lights back in July, deadmau5 has finally unveiled “Drama Free” as part of his mau5ville: Level 2 EP. Oliver Heldens throws it back four decades by remixing CHIC‘s 1978 hit “Le Freak,” adding in a pounding bass to accentuate the original’s groovy beat. Bingo Players and Bali Bandits bring the funk with “Body Rock,” and SLANDER and Spag Heddy waste no time setting “Running to You” on fire. Ray Volpe puts his own spin on Ookay‘s “In My Mind,” while Party Favor taps Naïka for the hefty “Blame.” As part of What So Not‘s Not All The Beautiful Things remix package, AC Slater‘s put his signature bass-fueled house spin on the famous “Goh.” Kill Paris has put his own laid-back twist on Alison Wonderland‘s “Easy,” and Ross From Friends thrills with a take on Thundercat‘s “Friend Zone.”

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.

Photo credit: Pablo Murillo

Nile Rodgers Reveals He Has At Least 10 Unreleased Avicii Collaborations

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Nile Rodgers is one of the most accomplished producers of all time. While Rodgers is best known in the EDM world for his work with Daft Punk of their Grammy award-winning effort Random Access Memories, he has been cranking out chart-topping hits for well over three decades now. In a recent interview with London’s The

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Nile Rodgers & Chic release first album in 26 years

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Nile Rodgers & Chic release first album in 26 yearsNile Rodgers Chic

It’s been 9,705 days since the last body of work from Nile Rodgers & Chic. But the 26-year wait is over, and It’s About Time is here.

The seasoned disco group have been working for years on their latest album and began teasing singles from it earlier this year. They wowed the world with the release of “Till The World Falls” in June, teaming up with Mura Masa, Vic Mensa, and Cosha for a spirited collaboration on Jools Holland’s show on BBC Two. The remainder of the summer months went by without any additional releases, but early September brought a teaser of what was to come just a few weeks later with “Sober.”

It’s About Time saw its full debut on September 28, featuring an arsenal of star-studded collaborations. Over the course of its 10 tracks, the album sees the group tap artists like Lady Gaga, Elton JohnEmeli Sandé, and many more.

After Rodgers revealed that Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars would also be involved in the album, It’s About Time may leave fans wondering where their songs are. Fortunately, only a few months remain until the group’s next album, coming February 2019, where the collaborations will hopefully see the light of day. There’s also a possibility Rodgers’ work with Avicii may be released at some point in the future, as the two were reportedly working on 10 tracks before Avicii‘s death in April.

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Avicii worked on a full 10 tracks with previous collaborator, Nile Rodgers

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Avicii worked on a full 10 tracks with previous collaborator, Nile RodgersAvicii Nile Rodgers 1

After releasing their funky 2013 mega-hit, “Lay Me Down,” Tim Bergling (Avicii) and legendary producer, guitarist, and founding member of CHIC, Nile Rodgers kept in close contact, according to a recent statement the latter made to The Sun.

Rodgers says the pair procured a whopping 10 tracks before his younger counterpart’s untimely death at 28 years old this passed April. The duo purportedly held a series of covert recording sessions, in which they created more than an album’s worth of content. However, Rodgers says he is wary of releasing the secret bundle without taking the proper precautions.

“I’ve just been contacted about putting out my stuff, but I’ve got to see how it is because I was very close to Tim, and the music we didn’t put out was extraordinary,” says a reluctant Rodgers of a potential post-humous Avicii release. “He was blown away, as was I, but, because of what I know, which I will not talk about, I want to make sure that whatever work I do would be to the benefit of the people Tim would want that project to benefit.”

Rodgers has yet to confirm a release date for the joint records, nor has he definitively stated whether or not the tracks will ever see the light of day at all. On behalf of Avicii fans across the globe, let us hope that day comes sooner rather than later.

Via: The Sun

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Hear LCD Soundsystem cover Chic’s ‘I Want Your Love’ in new Spotify Singles release

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Hear LCD Soundsystem cover Chic’s ‘I Want Your Love’ in new Spotify Singles releaseLowlandsFestival LCDSoundsystem

LCD Soundsystem has partnered up with Spotify on their latest release. The two-track acoustic EP follows the usual format of a Spotify Singles release, including an acoustic in-studio version of one of the band’s tracks as well as a cover. For this session, LCD recorded a new version of “Tonite,” a single released last year on their long awaited comeback album American Dream. But of course, since electronic elements are so engrained in LCD’s style, this seemingly stripped back version of the track still includes its integral synthesized elements. Following “Tonite” is a mash up of sorts, where the band works their own 2010 track “Home” together with Chic‘s “I Want Your Love.” This time, the track takes on a groovier new personality with the homage paid to the iconic Nile Rodgers-led funk band.

Both tracks were recorded in New York City’s iconic Electric Lady Studios.

Nile Rodgers & Chic – “Sober” (Feat. Craig David & Stefflon Don)

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Back in 2013, disco legends Chic and their fearless leader Nile Rodgers returned to the spotlight with their contribution to Daft Punk’s hit “Get Lucky.” In 2015, they announced their first album in over two decades, which never came to fruition. Now, they’re back in the studio working with the likes of Bruno Mars, Anderson … More »