The entertainment industry and pop culture, in general, is experiencing an epidemic of both suicides and drug overdoses. Actually, the United States is in general. Both addiction and depression are two subjects which still have a ton of stigma revolving around them. Even as science continues to prove the legitimacy of the medical disorders, the
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In news that makes zero sense, here I am writing this. Because quite frankly, how else do I want to start off my week? I couldn’t think of one better thing to be doing with my time. Nope. The hottest couple of 2018, Lil Xan and Noah Cyrus, have seemingly split after Cyrus posted an Instagram with
Moonrise Festival 2018 is shaping out to be one of Baltimore’s most exciting events of the year. The two-day festival — held at the Pimlico Race Course – is preparing for its 5th installment, which will feature a wide and diverse range of artists, catering toward fans of almost any dance music sub-genre. Performers include Kaskade, Zeds Dead, 3LAU, JOYRYDE, Ookay, GRiZ, Illenium, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Ekali, MK, and more.
In honor of the upcoming festivities, we’ve compiled a 10-track playlist that includes tunes from some of the weekend’s most anticipated acts — perfect for any pre-game or long road-trips to Baltimore.
1. Silk City (Diplo & Mark Ronson) – “Only Can Get Better”
The latest single from Diplo & Mark Ronson’s newest side project Silk City. This is definitely a collaboration attendees will hear during Diplo’s headline set at the Stellar Stage Saturday night. Ronson has since teased their second upcoming release, so maybe he’ll give fans a little taste at the festival?
One of DJ Snake’s hottest 2018 collaborations saw linking up with Mercer for a rapid, future house heater. Check out Snake headlining the Stellar Stage Saturday night alongside Kaskade, Diplo, Zeds Dead, and more.
3. Marshmello – “Rooftops”
Marshmello recently released his Joytime II album, which has been very well-received by the Mello Gang. “Rooftops” a groovy one from the album where the DJ/producer throws on his own 90’s punk rock-sounding vocals. He’ll take the Stellar Stage Sunday night and will likely close out the weekend.
4. SNRBN – “If I Can’t Have You” feat. Harloe
The LA-based DJ/producer, who will also be taking over the Stellar Stage on Sunday afternoon, where he will more than likely take his audience out of the racetrack an instead place them on a mental beach. His latest single “I Can’t Have You” accomplishes this feat in mere minutes.
5. Two Friends – “While We’re Dreaming” feat. Kevin Writer
We enjoy this 2017 throwback from the duo, who will be treating their guests to a heavy dose of their cheery brand of dance music.
6. Galantis – “Mama Look At Me Now”
“Mama Look At Me Now” is one of two tracks from Galantis’ latest EP release, and it gives us a taste of what’s in store for the mischevious Swedes’ infectiously raucous Sunday set.
7. Cashmere Cat, Major Lazer, Tory Lanez – “Miss You” (Akira Akira & Hikeii Remix)
This is one of the most poppin’ remixes of his hit collaboration “Miss You” with Major Lazer and Tory Lanez. Festival goers can expect to hear either the original or an assortment of remixes, yet knowing Cashmere Cat, he often has a strictly Jersey club section of the set, to which this fits perfectly. Check out his set at the Lunar Stage on Sunday.
8. Rezz & 1788-L – H E X
Rezz is blowing up the scene with dark synths and heavy beats that are nothing short of an innovative sound. Check out her latest release, which she’ll most likely use to destroy the Solar Tent atmosphere on Saturday.
9. Chris Lake, Chris Lorenzo, Anti-Up – “Pizza”
Anyone want pizza? No? How about after a few hours of constant movement and house beats at the Celestial Stage? Chris Lake will be headlining the house-geared stage Saturday night and will probably trap listeners into his set right as they’re deciding to leave for some pizza.
10. Eric Prydz – “Liberate” (Lane 8 Remix)
This remix for Eric Prydz’ “Liberate” is one of Lane 8’s hidden gems released back in 2014. He’s pushed out a lot of new music since then, but it doesn’t mean we have to stop showing this perfect blend of deep and melodic house some love. Check him out headlining the Celestial Stage Sunday night.
EDC Las Vegas was only a week ago. While many are still processing exactly what happened underneath the electric sky, artists have already returned to grinding away on new productions and tours. One of the most exciting moments in the entire festival was when the supergroup – The Binches reunited. The group which is made
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The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. 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.
Daktyl enlists MOONZz and lets his creativity run wild on “Weather.”
For the kids: Jonas Blue taps the former Vine stars, Jack & Jack, for the bright and bouncy “Rise.”
Said The Sky paints cinematic soundscapes with the Matthew Koma-featured “Over Getting Over You.”
Moodymann dives deep into Detroit funk with his bass-heavy Nightmares On Wax rework.
Just A Gent traverses the interplanetary realm at light speed with Thandi Phoenix on the rave-inspired floor filler, “Space Odyssey.”
Nitro Fun gets personal on “Time Goes By,” which he says was inspired by some personal realizations about time, love, and the universe.
Ashley Wallbridge releases a trance track fit for the Greek mythology pantheon it references.
Space Laces is throwing massive elbows in sinister, cinematic track “Kaiju.”
Ookay switches lanes, and releases his first rapping foray. There’s a hot summer of hip-hop on the horizon, and if “Desperado” is any indication of where Ookay is headed, he seems sure to corral some excellence.
Even though most people know by now that Marshmello is Dotcom, that doesn’t mean that he is still going to have fun with the semi-anonymous identity. During the closing night at EDC Las Vegas 2018, The Binches (Dotcom, Kayzo, Ookay, Yultron) were set to perform. During the Electric Daisy Carnival debut, The Binches brought out
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At EDC Las Vegas 2018, artists are pulling out all of their tricks to wow the crowds with their mainstage appearance. During Ookay’s set back at EDC Las Vegas 2016, the DJ and producer brought out the Sexy Sax Man to perform his hit single “Thief.” Fast forward two years, Ookay pulled out one of
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Ookay exhibited playful, whimsical youth on “Thief,” the 2016 single that made a name for producer and made its way around the festival circuit, its saxophone assisted drop solified as one of the most easily recognizable — and pervasive — hooks of the electronic circles. Ookay has since commanded a presence in his release of singles — think “Cool” and “Help Me Out” — leading up to the arrival of his debut album, Wow! Cool Album!.
A production that lives up to the heightened anticipation that enveloped the album prior to its release, Wow! Cool Album! couples Ookay’s own vocal talents with eclectic sounds and tones that further evince the producer’s original approach to melodic constructions and beat writing. The twelve-track offering morphs in tone from song to song, making for an album that remains refreshing and distinctly of its own groove, an accomplishment in the current context of dance music, where all producers vie to establish and develop their own sound.
HI! WELCOME TO CHILI’s! Ookay stole our hearts when he dropped Thief a few years back. The hard-hitting track delivered diverse sound manipulation and featured many feels that we had never heard before. Hitting the road on his “WOW! COOL TOUR” late last year and early this year, Ookay had fans dying to hear the