Eric Prydz promised he’d “blow your heads off” with the unveiling of his EPIC 5.0 show in Victoria Park, London. After months of waiting with only a couple tantalizing teasers of what was to come, the Swedish icon certainly did what he said he was going to do in spades.
Luckily for his fan base, one particularly diligent concert-goer by the name of Fred Klem seems to have caught the entirety of Prydz’ set on film, and by the looks of it, it was a veritable night for the books. Crisp, extremely high-definition visuals lit up the geometric backdrop, whose design takes on similar traits to EPIC 4.0’s setup, while plenty of artfully-arranged lasers blanketed the crowd. At times, the visuals seemed three-dimensional in nature.
Prydz of course made sure to provide guests with music as incredible as its accoutrements, drizzling his extended set with plenty of old and gems from his favored aliases as well as a slew of yet-to-be-released favorites, taking his audience on an entrancing journey through the upper echelons of progressive and dark, throbbing techno.
Robert Gronkowski of the New England Patriot’s and Mojo Rawely of WWE have made their debut music video appearance on 3LAU’s video for his newest single “On My Mind” featuring Yeah Boy. Hardcore 3LAU fans are probably not surprised to see the duo featured in the video, as Gronk is a frequent feature on producer Justin Blau’s social media accounts.
The video takes viewers on Gronk’s journey of love, lust, and sushi with 3LAU starring as the bartender and Mojo as a sushi server.
“3LAU played “On My Mind” for me a couple days before the Super Bowl in Houston and asked if I wanted to be in the music video,” said Gronk of the track, which was relased on 3LAU’s not for profit record label Blume. “It ended up being a lot of fun to shoot and what makes it even better is that the money from the song is being donated. It’s great when you can give back while still trying something new and having an unbelievable time.”
3LAU commented on the thought process behind the video, stating: “For the “On My Mind” video we were able to develop a story that brought an additional layer to the track. We ended up with a hilarious and relatable scenario that should be a departure from what fans may initially expect from the song.”
While the video is not what one might have expected from the track (and the sushi antics may not quite be relatable) , it is certainly hilarious to behold, and we welcome any future collaborations between 3LAU, Gronk, and Mojo. Watch the music video via 3LAU’s YouTube channel.
While Swedish House Mafia is now defunct, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell have continued their legacy-bolstering partnership as Axwell / Ingrosso. Teasing fans with a never-ending selection of ID’s and unreleased tracks during their live sets, the Swedish duo have finally debuted their explosive sophomore EP, More Than You Know.
Basking in the success of their latest single “Renegade”, and the unique Instagram premiere of the accompanying music video, the pair have worked tirelessly and succeeded in maintaining the contagious musical aura that fans initially fell in love with. Changing their style up slightly, Axwell / Ingrosso have effectively broken away from their traditional musical style and took a chance into a softer, more heartfelt electronica sector for their track “Dawn”.
Both Axwell and Ingrosso have embarked into 2017 focusing on the production of the EP and playing minimal shows, effectively timing the mounting tension of their anticipated EP release with the kickoff of festival season. Seeing no delay to their continued success, the acclaimed producers will spend their summer closing out an abundance of festival stages across the globe.
Producer Yotto and record label Anjunadeep are like peanut butter and jelly, they are made for each other. The Finnish talent rose to notoriety with the label by his side. Yet in 2017 they have not teamed up, until now. On May 26th “Wilderness Girl” will spell the drought. The style of sound we expect
When London Grammar was formed in a university dorm room back in 2009, little did the trio know they would become one of electronic music’s favorite “neo-progressive” acts. In addition to their debut album If You Wait, which received global critical praise, the three have received remix treatments from Sasha, RAC, and Jonas Rathsman.
With the soaring vocals of Hannah Reid, the melancholy guitar of Dan Rothman, and Dominic ‘Dot’ Major’s classical piano, the trio’s sound blends together ambient and ethereal into clean, minimalist productions that stand as the perfect raw material to be remixed into any genre. Now the band has shared their latest remix EP of “Oh Woman Oh Man,” which enlists the help of some of electronic music’s greatest producers. Tiga gives the track a complex, hypnotic techno spin that clocks in at over 8 minutes, DC Breaks rearranges the composition with long build-ups and drum n bass releases, and MK brings to the track a progressive flare.
London Grammar’s sophomore album, Truth Is a Beautiful Thing, is out June 9th on Metal & Dust/Columbia Records.
After releasing his successful debut album Forever in 2015, Alesso launched a huge album tour. Many artists would take it easy after such a busy year, but Alesso surprised in 2016 by releasing two new singles: “I Wanna Know” featuring Nico & Vinz and Jolin Tsai and “Take My Breath Away.” Alesso’s continuing that momentum in 2017 by gearing up for his first big release for the year.
Alesso’s new single, “Falling,” will release this Friday, February 3, on Def Jam. He uploaded a teaser of the track with its release announcement, hinting at yet another progressive house track with a female vocalist. Alesso’s MO seems to be “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and “Falling” will likely go down as another hit under the Swedish producer’s hit-laden belt. Spotify users can head here to pre-save the single so they’ll have the track in their collection on release date. Listen to the “Falling” preview below:
2016 was the year that Swedish tech house tedium buster Dear David stepped out of the shadows and made with a stunning run of new material. In the wake of debut Sony Music single ‘Fever’ and a standout remix of Roby’s ‘Waterfals,’ the Stockholm native kickstarts 2017 with an indicator of the shape and stamina to come for the year ahead. With a longer, moodier and more patience requesting take on his signature fusion of progressive and tech house sounds, ‘Sunrise’ benefits for a steady building and delicately layered dose of well-oiled club music. With a second single anticipated for the first quarter of 2017, there appears to be a less-trodden middle ground ready to be championed in Dear David’s capable hands.
BlackGummy has fashioned a signature style out of crafting dark, cerebral originals which frequently walk the line between techno and electro. For his latest, however, the mysterious LA-based entity has taken a softer route.
“SuperHuman,” BlackGummy’s new collaboration with Colleen D’Agostino (who many will remember from deadmau5’s “Seeya”) is a lush, progressive house piece with an inspiring topline. The song recalls the finesse of many of BlackGummy’s most seminal inspirations like Eric Prydz, deadmau5 and more.
Colleen D’Agostino shared the poignant story behind the track:
“I met Iman (BlackGummy) through a mutual friend at mau5trap. He sent me an instrumental he was working on and I was immediately drawn to the intensity of the track. During the time we were in the studio, I found out that a friend of mine had cancer. Inspired by his story and the stories of a few other friends who have faced similar challenges, I was able to write lyrics that reflected their positivity and bravery. To anyone facing situations that may seem hopeless, I hope you find strength and courage in “SuperHuman.”
“SuperHuman” is out now on Ninety9lives. Stream it below:
latest release on BiblioTheque Records pairs pristine progressive house elements with a driven techno layer for an added bit of edge. “My Love” bustles with stirring pads and arpeggiators that swim and submerge in a sea of buzzing synthesis. The unique combination is navigated effortlessly by the Swedish producer — nothing feels out of place here in this strange brew of dancefloor decadence.
Could there be such a thing as “too much deadmau5?” A fan who goes by the name powerLien has tested this question in August when he uploaded a mix of the Canadian artist’s catalogue that spans seven hours and 23 minutes in length. In total, the mix contains 65 tracks, comprised mostly of Zimmerman originals. Within the extensive mix, powerLien gives a nod to practically every essential deadmau5 track conceivable, including “The Reward Is Cheese,” “The Veldt,” “I Remember,” and his new classic, “Snowcone.”
The mixer’s choice selection and ability to evoke nostalgia may very well leave listeners wanting more, even after dedicating close to a full workday’s length to consuming the compilation’s entirety. At the very least, the mix serves as a tidy selection of tunes that represent deadmau5’s skill as an artist that fans can listen to as they please.