After a rather tepid 2017, Dutch electro house group Showtek have seemingly hit the ground running in 2018, reinventing celebrated veteran musician Moby for what essentially seems like a rework of “Natural Blues.”
The synths and mellowed house-inspired style seem to be majorly Showtek’s handiwork, as the duo seem to be moving onto yet another new sound over the past couple of years. Moby’s influence over the track is a lot more subtle, as the seasoned artist’s work can be majorly heard in the background, especially with the soft, string-plucked chord progressions. In fact, their style plays such an instrumental role in defining the identity of this ‘new’ track, that it could almost be labelled as a Showtek remix.
This revamped, modern style has given “Natural Blues” a ton of character and makes it a track with certain danceability.
It’s Friday, January 5th and that means that we have new music to get your weekend poppin’. As we make our first playlist of 2018, you better believe that it’s filled with some incredible new dance music songs for this week’s New EDM This Week official playlist. This past week, we discovered 58 new songs
While it’s been almost two decades since Moby’s ‘Natural Blues’ conquered the world of dance music, it’s safe to say the record hasn’t lost any of its allure. And now, for everyone who might have accidentally forgotten just how brilliant the Grammy-nominated song is, none other than Dutch duo Showtek teamed up with Moby for
Hardstyle is booming in 2017. The genre that saw many of it’s top artists decide to move over to the electro side of things is now gaining a beautiful main stream resurgence. The high energy, powerhouse of a genre has weaved it’s way into the world of bass and electro. Kayzo and Black Tiger Sex
While much of the electronic world is focused on Tomorrowland in Belgium this weekend, another world renowned event is taking place in Germany. Parookaville, while maybe not as well known as the Belgian festival, is still an absolutely unreal event. Showtek performed this year and during their set they took time to remember the incredible
The Major Lazer and Showtek collaborative track “Believer” is one of the singles from Major Lazer’s new, upcoming album Music Is The Weapon, but we never expected its accompanying music video to be so emotional.
Enter the brand new music video of “Believer,” directed by EDM film XOXO‘s director Christopher Louie and inspired by the now-infamous photo of Omran Daqneesh covered in dust and debris after a bomb hit his home. Louie divulged the details of the video’s creation, which included much input from Diplo and Showtek-member SjoerdJanssen and was shot on location in the Middle East, in a press release. Read his quotes below:
“Like everyone in the world I was heartbroken by that image [of Omran Daqneesh], but I also saw a glimmer of hope. As dark as the subject matter is, the point of our “Believer” video was to capture the resilience of youth and the hope displayed by communities coming together to save victims from the rubble. If it wasn’t for the support from Sjoerd of Showtek and guidance from Diplo and his creative director Sara, this video would not have turned out as emotionally powerful as it has. There were countless obstacles that go along with shooting in an unfamiliar country but with the help of the local film community we got through them all and created something special in the process.”
Insomniac’s Countdown has become its cornerstone New Year’s Eve event for bass, big room, and electro house enthusiasts, hosting an impressive lineup this year with A-trak, Steve Aoki, and more across two days at the NOS Events Center. Revelers this year enjoyed the lineup immensely, refusing to let weather conditions place a hindrance on their celebration. Live sets emerging from the gathering have begun surfacing, which easily justify the level of excitement catalyzed by the Countdown’s headliners’ electrifying sets. Stream sets from the likes of Diplo, Alesso, and more below.
Back in September, immediately after taking over the world with the Justin Bieber collab “Cold Water,” Diplo’s Major Lazer project teamed up with the Dutch dance duo Showtek for the single “Believer.” Today, they’ve debuted its video, in which director Christopher Louie tells a story about a Middle Eastern kid who wakes … More »
Since the release of their last album Peace Is The Mission in June 2015, dancehall super group Major Lazer has been at the forefront of the electronic dance music scene. Collaborating with artists from big room maven Showtek to pop icon Justin Bieber, the group has dominated charts and captivated festival-goers with genre-blending hit after hit.
It looks like 2017 is set to be another big year for new Major Lazer music. In response to a fan asking about an unreleased song in the producer’s Snapchat story, Diplo announced via Twitter that the group is slated to release the follow up album to Peace Is The Mission, entitled Love Is The Weapon, in January 2017.
The announcement comes on the heels of a new “Indian edition” of “Cold Water,” which Major Lazer released over the weekend in celebration of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. The new remix features the talents of Indian producer Anirudh Ravichander.