Sam Feldt Drops Feel Good Track ‘Gold’ Featuring Kate Ryan

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Over the past three years, no DJ Producer in the world has worked harder than Sam Feldt. The Dutch product has taken the international scene by storm. A wise man once said in his hit track Fancy “In the mall steady racking up the air miles”. That wise man was Drake. I don’t know much

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NMF Roundup: Seven Lions, Wooli, Trivecta, and Nevve kick off 2019 with a mega collab, Lost Kings deliver fresh EP, Hardwell teams up with JGUAR + more

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It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With a refreshing amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today on the first NMF of 2019, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

Perhaps one of the biggest releases of today is a mega collaboration from Seven Lions, Wooli, Trivecta, and Nevve called “Island,” which is packed with cascading melodies and powerfully emotive beats. Lost Kings have also arrived in full force, releasing their Paper Crowns EP, which is headed up by “Don’t Kill My High” with Wiz Khalifa and Social House. mau5trap has released their We Are Friends, Vol. 8 compilation, which features 35 tracks from some of the label’s best rising acts, including i_o, ATTLAS, No Mana, and more. Hardwell kicks off his 2019 releases with “Being Alive” with JGUAR, and Sofi Tukker delivers four remixes for “Benadryl,” including a breezy take from TOKiMONSTA. Ghastly and G-Rex have joined forces on the formidable “Heretic,” and Tom Staar puts a grooving twist on Oliver Heldens‘ “Fire In My Soul.” 3LAU taps the talents of vocalist Carly Paige on his newest, “Would You Understand,” and Galantis‘ “Emoji” gets a rework from BEAUZ in their new remix pack.

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.

Sam Feldt enlists ‘Avengers’ actor Jeremy Renner on new single ‘Heaven’

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Is Sam Feldt the newest member of The Avengers? Probably not…but people can dream, as the Dutch DJ just teamed up with Hawkeye on “Heaven (Don’t Have A Name).” Aside from being an Oscar-nominated actor, Jeremy Renner (best known for roles in Hurt Locker and, more recently, The Avengers franchise) is a multi-talented musician, making his dance music debut on this one.

The collaborators performed the track live in Las Vegas during Life Is Beautiful Festival, building hype for its release through various Instagram posts from Renner. Released on Spinnin’ Records, the track is emotional at its core, with orchestral strings and mellow piano chords on the verses, and picks up into a powerful, staccato synth-lead drop (all encompassed by dreamy vocals from Renner). Feldt demonstrates an innovative mindset here, veering closer toward a future-pop sound with his production.

The music video is set to drop on October 11, days before Feldt will play back to back shows at ADE 2018.

Sam Feldt Drops Club Mix to SYML “Where’s My Love”

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We’ve been spending our summers on Sam Feldt since he dropped “Summer on You” featuring Wulf and Lucas & Steve back in 2016. The Dutch Tropical-Deep House producer DJ has since reached catestrophic heights in the EDM industry. The “Show Me Love” conductor has since dropped the album “Sunrise to Sunset” which took the world

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Good Morning Mix: Sam Feldt heats up the morning with ‘Hittegolf’ mix [Exclusive]

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Summer is reaching its peak, and few artists can capture the season quite like Sam Feldt. The piano and deep house purveyor has a way of making his listeners feel like a warm breeze is sweeping over them with his tune selections in his Heartfeldt radio series, and in releases like his recent single, “Just To Feel Alive.”

His most recent tape is especially heartwarming. Dubbed “Hittegolf,” Feldt has pieced together a one-hour mix that he hopes, “will be the perfect companion to this summery weather.” It’s packed with analog melodies, grooving basslines, and driving percussion, plus has a few hints of tropical flavor that tie together the sizzling atmosphere that he set out to create — one might even say it’s a “heater.”

“After a (too) long time, I decided to create a brand new original mixtape for you guys. This one is called Hittegolf which is Dutch for heat wave – something we are experiencing right now in the Netherlands. I hope this mix will be the perfect companion to this summery weather.”

Bask in the ray of sunlight that is Sam Feldt’s Good Morning Mix. Beyond that, American fans can catch him stateside in September, where he will be playing Life Is Beautiful fest in Las Vegas.

 

Sam Feldt forced to cancel summer tour dates following scooter accident

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Tropical House and all-around perfect summer DJ Sam Feldt recently sustained injuries, including a broken leg after a scooter accident in his home country. On July 12th Sam will have surgery followed by at least 6 weeks that are needed for rest and revalidation. Due to these injuries Sam Feldt won’t be able to perform

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Sam Feldt and SYML Announce Release Date For “Where’s My Love”

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We’ve been spending our summers on Sam Feldt since he dropped “Summer on You” featuring Wulf and Lucas & Steve back in 2016. The Dutch Tropical-Deep House producer DJ has since reached catestrophic heights in the EDM industry. The “Show Me Love” conductor has since dropped the album “Sunrise to Sunset” which took the world

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Beyond The Booth 012: Sam Feldt on sustainable living, remaining eco-friendly on the road, & how the smallest changes can make the biggest difference

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Beyond the Booth is a feature dedicated to the hidden side of artists that exists outside electronic music— a side rarely discussed with those outside their immediate circle. We venture “beyond the booth,” so to speak, and dive into their deepest passions that tie into their unique personalities. After some self-introspection, each participant then returns to the booth, providing an exclusive mix for the Dancing Astronaut audience.

Sustainable living has been an important practice for deep/tropical house Dutchman Sam Feldt since he was a child. Growing up as the only child of two “hippies” meant a big part of Feldt’s early life was time spent in nature, caring for the environment, and indulging in the fruits of Mother Earth’s labor in his family’s communal garden. Today more than ever though, Feldt’s seeing the direct ramifications of what remaining environmentally responsible means, and what the lack thereof can mean for the future of the planet. He is also hyper-aware of what those who have the power and reach to share their wisdom on the dilemma can do.

As one of Spinnin’ Records formidable forces, Feldt’s certainly had his fair share of success. Between a viral reworking of Robin S.’ “Show Me Love” – which charted at No. four in the UK — to his platinum-selling hit, “Summer On You,” Feldt’s grown to become a pivotal force in the tropical house sphere, largely shaping its sound throughout the years with his poolside hits.

Surely, a massive slew of chart-toppers, reworks, collaborations, and residencies alongside acts like Kygo, Bakermat, and Klingande, has seen that Feldt spends quite some time on the road.  Though keeping with sustainable and eco-friendly allegiances is tough, Feldt wants to do better, and in doing so, turn the entire music industry onto their responsibility to do better, too. At the end of last year he’d shared a New Year’s Resolution detailing his hopes towards more sustainable living, as well as his plans for making this project accessible.

New Years’ Resolution:

Traveling the world as a DJ has been what I wanted to do with my life from a very young age. Bringing happiness through music on a global scale for me is one of the most fulfilling things in the world.

It comes at a cost, however. Through my travels I’ve seen what’s happening in the world and the many ways we, as humans, are destroying it.

Myself included: with more than 200 flights per year, I consider myself to be among the most polluting persons in the world. In 2018 I will make it my objective to change that, and take you on that journey with me.

Over the next couple of weeks I will let you know more about the steps I’m going to be taking to make my life more sustainable – and what you can do to help too.

We’re in this together, starting today.

For now, Sam Feldt has taken his first of many steps towards his goals of creating a more sustainable and eco-friendly world by offsetting his carbon emissions with a recently announced partnership with GreenSeat. Founded in 2002 as part of the Climate Neutral Group, GreenSeat focusses on offsetting as an option to travel climate smart, ensuring that the greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere do not increase when traveling by air.

As an official Ambassador for GreenSeat, Sam Feldt is taking action to address his carbon footprint as a direct result of his air travels, by making it carbon neutral through his contribution to various Gold Standard certified projects worldwide, but also, by making a lasting impression as to how artists worldwide can implement these practices, too.

In conjunction with the ambassador announcement, Feldt’s doubling down on his own Heartfeldt organization and platform as a means of forging a sustainable living connection with fans and influencers who’ll reach new audiences worldwide. Dancing Astronaut recently caught up with the admirable artist, who’s even shared a special mix in spirits of the celebration. Cheers to a better tomorrow.


What kicked off your journey into environmentalism/sustainability?
Growing up as the only child of two “hippies,” nature and the environment have always played an important role in my life. My parents raised me as a vegetarian and would take me to our communal garden to plant own fruits and vegetables on a weekly basis. After leaving home for university, my focus shifted elsewhere and sustainability – for that period in time – drifted to the background. Music came and after many years of trying I succeeded in something I had wanted to do my whole life: become a DJ. This allowed me to travel a lot and see much of what this planet has to offer. It also showed me the many ways we, as humans, are destroying it – and I realized I was a big part of the problem. And as we all know: the first part of solving a problem is acknowledging it, which I did at the start of this year with the New Year’s Resolution that I posted to social media. I promised that in 2018, I would take steps to make my life as a DJ more sustainable and take my fans on that journey with me.

Since your New Year’s Resolution, what have you adopted into your lifestyle thus far to live more sustainably?
After posting the New Year’s Resolution to social media, I quickly found out that the most polluting thing I was doing was flying. While often essential for my job, air travel is responsible for more than 2% of all global CO2 emissions is and therefore a big part of the problem. Looking at more developed countries, like the Netherlands where I live, that figure is closer to 15%. Because my fans would not be happy if I simply stopped flying, I investigated different ways to reduce pollution caused by the flights I take. One of the things I did was partner up with an organization called GreenSeat that offsets all CO2 emission caused by the flights I take, by participating and investing in sustainability projects in Africa. I also took the first steps needed to start my very own Heartfeldt Forest – where I will start planting trees on a monthly basis. More information on that will be released soon. On a more personal note, I’ve changed my artist rider to be preferably organic and plastic-free and I’ve started to carry around my own reusable water bottle on tour. It’s the little things that count the most, usually.

How do you practice sustainability and reducing your carbon footprint at home and on the road?
I have to admit, being sustainable on the road can be difficult. You spend most of your time at airports, in planes, and in hotel rooms and you really have to work with what’s available (which is different in every city you go to). One thing that has really helped me is using a refillable water bottle to avoid buying plastics every time you are thirsty at an airport. As I said before, I’ve also changed my artist rider so that it is plastic-free and organic wherever possible. Closer to home, I’ve become a lot more conscious about the fashion I wear and I try very hard to make sure it is produced in a sustainable manner. I’ve also installed a Nest thermostat to keep track of my energy usage and have planned a full home check-up to decrease energy usage in and around the house.

Give us some tips on the easiest things fans can do to start doing better by the environment. 
If you’re not flying as much as me, usually changing small things have the biggest impact. One of the biggest contributors to the pollution of the planet is plastic, so using less plastic and reusing bottles, bags and for example, cups can help a lot. Another thing you can look at is your diet: make sure you know what’s in the foods you eat, how it is packaged and how much water and CO2 are wasted to produce it. A great way to start is by eating less meats. Fashion is one of the most polluting industries too, so make sure you make sustainable decisions when buying new clothes (do you really need that new shirt?) and try to go for brands that care about the environment. Another thing you can do at home easily is being more conscious about your water usage – for example when you take a shower or wash your car.

Have you ever considered going vegetarian, vegan, or adopting a mostly plant-based diet to help the environment?
For the first 17 years of my life, I was a vegetarian, because my parents raised me like that – so eating meat is definitely not something that I’ve always done. After moving out of my parents’ house I got introduced to eating meat for the first time and since then it is something I’ve moderately done. Eating 100% vegan or plant-based is a full-time job / near impossible if you’re touring the world and doing 200 shows per year, so I think I will continue to eat meat once in a while – but I am definitely more conscious now about how much and what kind of meats I consume.

On that note, have you also considered cutting back on touring to save your carbon footprint, or refusing to fly private if the opportunity is offered?
Because of my life as a DJ and therefore an influencer, I have a unique opportunity to speak to and influence a broad audience – both online and offline. Therefore, I think it is important I stay on the road, spreading not only good vibes through my music but also awareness and education around sustainability issues. To do this, I need my fans. I have, however, taken actions (see my partnership with Greenseat above) that ensure my air travel is 100% carbon neutral. On top of that, I am planting trees for every flight I take in the Heartfeldt Forest to become not only carbon neutral, but carbon positive.

Where are some of the most beautiful nature spots you’ve visited that you would recommend?
Every country I visit is unique, and I always try to explore as much as possible in the limited time I usually have. If I’d have to list a top three: South Africa, Australia, and Brazil.

Which cities and countries do you think have the most environmentally-friendly policies, and what makes it so in your eyes?
The Scandinavian countries are definitely at the top of the list! This has mostly to do with the way they generate and use electricity and the respect the people have for nature over there. Nature is 100% part of their lifestyle. Closer to home, my home country of The Netherlands is not doing so bad either – we are in the Top 10 of least polluting countries if you look at CO2 emissions. Another country that has greatly fascinated me is Singapore – everything’s so green out there!

How are you taking action as an artist with a large platform to ensure the environment is kept a priority in global politics? Have you thrown benefit shows, donated to Green Organizations, lobbied your politicians, etc? Do you have plans to do so?
While it is still in the early stages, my dream for 2018 is to establish a worldwide Heartfeldt Foundation that can serve as a platform for other influencers and people in the dance industry to follow in my footsteps. It would be awesome if this could become the go-to organization for any influencer that wants to show back some love to this wonderful planet and help fans live in a more healthy environment. Under this Heartfeldt Foundation umbrella, connected influencers may throw benefit events and set-up their own projects to help the foundation and its cause.

What will your Heartfeldt organization center on in terms of environmental issues? What do you feel is most important at this time?
The Heartfeldt foundation will be founded to create a platform for influencers who want to implement a more sustainable lifestyle and inspire their target audience to make conscious decisions as well. The mission will be to create awareness for the 17 United Nations sustainable goals – where we put the most amount of focus on the UN goals that directly influence climate change.

You also have a Heartfeldt fan page. Can you tell us more about that, and the importance of connecting with fans? What is your favorite part about the page?
Definitely! I launched my very own fan portal called Heartfeldt.me little over a year ago and over the last 12 months more than 20.000 fans signed up. This gives me an opportunity to directly reach these people and reward them with cool and exclusive content, cutting out the middleman like Facebook and Instagram. I was getting tired of having to sponsor posts and pay money to social media giants to reach the people that already wanted to hear from me so I decided to take back control of my fan base. Looking at the Heartfeldt foundation and my sustainability plans, this is invaluable – because I can now directly activate 20,000 or more fans to take action. The more people sign up, the more people I can inspire and motivate to do the same.

What inspires you most when it comes to writing new music?
For me, inspiration usually comes from vocals or a lyric. That’s why I like to work with singer-songwriters and vocalists in the studio a lot. A Sam Feldt production is usually very song-based and the lyrics usually dictate the general vibe and feeling that a track has.

What things are you working on musically now that you are most excited for?
My summer singles! I’ve just released a whole album so for 2018 I’ve decided to put a strong focus on a few singles that will be dropping in the next months. My latest one, “Down For Anything,” together with MÖWE and Karra has just come out and is already being played on the radio all around the world!

Life is Beautiful returns in 2018 with a comprehensive, star-studded fifth anniversary line-up

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Life Is Beautiful Music & Arts Festival is set to return to downtown Las Vegas with another comprehensive line-up, September 21–23, 2018. Now in it’s fifth year, the festival boasts some of the music world’s most sought-after headliners in The Weeknd, Arcade Fire, Florence + The Machine, DJ Snake, ODESZA, N.E.R.D, Deathcab for Cutie, Tyler, The Creator, and Justice.

If this group of star-studded talent doesn’t somehow tickle the ear drums, there truly is something for every musical taste this year. Also gracing the bill in 2018 is Bastille, Cold War Kids, Foster The People, and Wolfmother for the rock-minded music seekers. As the music industry’s most rapidly growing genre, rap and hip-hop is also well represented on the bill in Miguel, A$AP FergT Pain, and more.

Of course, electronic artists continues to dominate the event with trap extraordinaires RL Grime, What So Not, DVBBS, tropical house saxophonist Sam Feldt, rising star Elohim, Galantis, CHVRCHES, Alison Wonderland, Cashmere Cat, Gramatik, Lane 8, Party Favor, and Chet Porter.

Tickets go on sale April 26th, with general admission passes starting at $295 + fees. All information can be found on the Life Is Beautiful website.

Sam Feldt and LVNDSCAPE release summer anthem, ‘Know You Better’

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Sam Feldt teamed up with LVNDSCAPE for the perfect summer anthem, “Know You Better” featuring Tessa. In a release, Feldt commented on collaborating with Dutch DJ and producer,

“From his very first track on, I’ve always been a big fan and supporter of LVNDSCAPE”  says Feldt. “I still remember him posting his first track to SoundCloud when I was captivated by his unique sound​ immediately. Our styles blended together in the studio really well and I’m super happy to finally get this one released!”  

Interestingly, the track was completely created over the internet because of busy schedules. One would not be able to tell given the track’s smooth production and Tessa’s enamoring vocals.