Marshmello ft Khalid – Silence (Ookay Remix)

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Fans were delighted with the remix package Marshmello put together for his hit single, “Silence,” a chart topping hit featuring Khalid‘s smooth, colorful vocals. Featuring the likes of Tiësto, Illenium, and Slushii, it seemed like asking for more would’ve been greedy.

Now, however, a new take on Marshmello’s original is in the mix. Ookay delivers a leap of faith with his remix of “Silence,” engineering a vastly deviant sound from Marshmello’s take, as an energetic array of stylistic elements have been infused to compose a track almost unrecognizable from the original. A playful, prominent bass line, dramatic samples of telephone dial tones, and uplifting, bouncy synths power Ookay’s reproduction in a vastly different direction. With his remix of “Silence,” Ookay proves to be a producer who throws caution to the wind, exercising his innovation by pioneering a style that will throw listeners off guard with its novelty.

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Ookay Delivers Diverse Remix to Marshmello’s “Silence” Feat Khalid Plus Live Tour, Album and More

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Ookay and the rest of Moe Shalizi’s squad have found even more glory in 2017. Solidifying his footprint on the industry with his original production and taking over some of the most renowned clubs in the world, Abe Laguna is setting himself for an unreal future in the EDM game. Coming off the drop of

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 5

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.

What’s better than a happy hardcore remix of a Disney song? Nanobii’s rework of “Go The Distance” from Hercules is everything you never knew you needed. It’s both tender and rage-worthy, transporting the listener directly back to their childhood. Lindsey Marie’s vocals fit in perfectly with Nanobii’s playful, upbeat take on the quintessential Disney song. Personally, I need to go rewatch Hercules right. now.

Since the release of “Shelter” a year ago, there have been a plethora of creative takes the iconic Porter Robinson and Madeon collaboration. The track has been converted into every genre imaginable, and future bass — being insanely popular right now — accounted for many of them. Here with a completely different future bass take on “Shelter” are Frankie Sanchez and vocalist Cenji, who have given the song a completely fresh feel. Cenji’s vocals are deep and haunting, and Sanchez complements the vocals perfectly with understated beats and a subtle piano. It’s a beautiful rendition.

I’ve been following Rob Gasser for a few years, and each release of his has impressed me more than the last. He’s developed so much as a producer, and I look forward to everything he puts out, no matter the genre. His latest is a drum & bass remix of Chime’s “Wait For It.” With a playful, Wave Racer-esque intro with trippy vocals and racing synths, he ushers the listener into a summer-splashed rework of the track. As a total sucker for drum & bass, I fell in love immediately.

Though Dancing Astronaut covered this collaboration when it came out, I can’t NOT plug it again. As a fan of Fox Stevenson‘s since before he was Fox Stevenson (Stan SB, anyone?) I have enjoyed watching as he releases songs of all genres and build up a loyal fan base. When he announced he had a collaboration with Ookay coming out on Monstercat, I was ecstatic. It’s every bit as good as I could’ve hoped for. With tantalizing vocals from Stevenson and a ear-catching melody, this is guaranteed to be a favorite of mine for months to come.

When No Copyright Sounds released Phantom Sage‘s new EP a few days ago, one track really stood out to me.”When I’m Gone” features a gorgeous piano melody and nostalgic vocals, and I can’t stop listening. The vibe of it is similar to a Madeon song, which is probably what drew me to it. Phantom Sage is ridiculously talented and has produced a wide range of remixes and singles that have all been astounding. The 19-year-old is one to watch.

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Ookay and Fox Stevenson Team up to Create ?Lighthouse? [LISTEN]

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Ookay and Fox Stevenson make magic with “Lighthouse.”

Ookay & Fox Stevenson – Lighthouse (Original Mix)

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Southern trap god Ookay and multi-genre artist Fox Stevenson have created a pop-infused trap single called “Lighthouse.”

With an ear-catching stutter effect in the drop and beat and Fox Stevenson’s lighthearted vocals, this song has strong potential to make it big. Though it’s far from Stevenson’s signature drum & bass roots, the talented producer delivers his playful sound to the collaboration in a whole new light. Ookay brings his genre-bending strength to the table in this single, working with Stevenson to create something entirely unique.

“Lighthouse” is out now on Monstercat.

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Win a wine – cheese date with Ookay at Moonrise

Win a wine & cheese date with Ookay at Moonrise

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One of the most impressive young leaders of the American trap scene, California-based Ookay, will choose one lucky winner to have a wine and cheese date with him at Moonrise Festival next weekend. The two day festival will take place in Baltimore from August 12th to 13th, and features a stacked lineup with upcoming and established artists from every genre.

Winners will get 2 GA tickets to Moonrise Festival and a wine & cheese meet and greet with Ookay to be held the afternoon of Sunday, August 13th. If you are 21 and older, test your luck and enter below for a chance to meet one of Moonrise’s favorite trap artists of the weekend, Ookay.

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Stream Kaskade, Slushii, NGHTMRE & more LIVE from Lollapalooza

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Can’t attend Lollapalooza this year but don’t want to miss any iconic performances? The Chicago festival has once again partnered with Red Bull TV to stream the weekend’s live sets.

On Friday, catch performances by Phantogram, Run the Jewels, San Holo, Slushii and more. Saturday’s electronic performances include alt-J, 3LAU, NGHTMRE and Kaskade, and the festival wraps up on Sunday with Tove Lo, Sylvan Esso and Little Dragon.

Check out the full lineup below. With multiple channels going simultaneously, viewers are sure to find sets that appeal to them at any time over the course of the weekend.



Channel 1

2:05pm –Mondo Cosmo

2:50pm – White Reaper

3:40pm – Temples

4:45pm – Phantogram

5:45pm – Liam Gallagher

6:50pm – Tegan and Sara

7:50pm – Run the Jewels

Channel 2

2:05pm – Kweku Collins

2:35pm – Harriet Brown

3:05pm – The Districts

5:15pm – Cloud Nothings

6:00pm –George Ezra

7:00pm – Majid Jordan

8:45pm – blink – 182

Channel 3

2:30pm – San Holo

3:30pm – Ookay

4:15pm – Slushii

5:15pm – A-Trak

6:15pm – Baauer

7:30pm – Lil Uzi Vert

9:00pm – Crystal Castles


Channel 1

2:00pm – Lollapalooza Pre-Show

2:05pm – The Shelters

3:00pm – Alvvays

4:15pm – Glass Animals

6:20pm – Vance Joy

7:25pm – The Head and the Heart

Channel 2

2:00pm – Lollapalooza Pre-Show

2:05pm – San Fermin

2:50pm – Hippo Campus

4:50pm – LÉON

5:30pm – Whitney

6:15pm – alt-J

7:30pm – BANKS

8:45pm- Muse

Channel 3

2:00pm – Lollapalooza Pre-Show

2:05pm – Kweku Collins

2:35pm – Harriet Brown

3:50pm – Ephwurd

4:50pm – 3LAU

5:50pm – NGHTMRE

6:50pm – Gramatik

8:50pm – Kaskade


Channel 1

2:00pm – Lollapalooza Pre-Show

4:30pm – Tove Lo

5:30pm – London Grammar

7:30pm – The Shins

Channel 2

2:00pm – Lollapalooza Pre-Show

2:05pm – Barns Courtney

3:05pm – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

3:45pm – The Pretty Reckless

5:00pm – Milky Chance

6:00pm – Sylvan Esso

6:45pm – Little Dragon

7:45pm – Mac Demarco

Parookaville 2017 (Weeze, Germany)

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Ookay Casually Announces That He Is Working On A New Album

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Ookay made 2016 his break out year with the help of his transcending single, ‘Thief’. The track was original and a departure from the sound that many came to associate with the world renowned artist. Heavy with saxophone instrumentation and easily the catchiest hook of the year, ‘Thief’ became a landmark track. Today Ookay tweeted

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Crystalize – Stay Woke (Original Mix)

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Ever since his first piece of work hit SoundCloud in 2014, dynamic producer Crystalize has consistently cranked out an enticing medley of original tracks and remixes. Favoring Porter Robinson remixes in his early production days, Crystalize released beautiful renditions of “Sad Machine,” “Fellow Feeling” and “Divinity,” gaining him attention among Porter fans and beyond. Since then, he’s remixed Skrillex, Jauz, Ookay, graves and many more.

Now the producer seems to be focusing on originals and his latest demonstrates a true step up his production game. The dramatic trap track seemingly has two sides: a beautiful, alluring melody theme that draws the listener in, and the trap-infused, festival-ready drop. This is one aspect of Crystalize’s music that has been consistent throughout his productions: a focus on an overall melody with intervals of different music styles (trap, in this case) that he seems to effortlessly blend together. Though the melody in “Stay Woke” is subtle, it flows gracefully throughout the entire track all the way to the minimalist fade-out at the end.

There’s never a dull moment in a Crystalize track. See for yourself.

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