Elements NYC returns with stacked 2018 lineup topped by Bassnectar, Emancipator and more

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BangOn!NYC‘s beloved Elements Music & Art Festival brand is returning to its Bronx home at Hunts Point this year for the event’s fifth installment, and this time, they’re gearing up for their biggest outing to date with newly reimagined programming for the summer shakedown. Returning with four elemental-themed stages and New York’s iconic skyline views as the festival backdrop, Elements has tapped Bassnectar with the day’s headlining duties, along with performances locked in from Emancipator, Snakehips, and a Dirtybird Players showcase of Claude VonStroke‘s west coast house heroes.

Taking place this year on August 11, the festival is incorporating a heavier emphasis on emerging technologies and interactive performances, and visual arts. The single day event is bringing over 20 performers to Hunts Point this summer, with some surprises still yet to be revealed. Now, with half a decade of Elements in the books, expect BangOn to pull out all the stops on the the 2018 edition.

Snakehips ft Jeremih & Aminé — For The F^_^k Of It

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Snakehipss linked up with R&B veteran Jeremih and hip hop up-and-comer Aminé for their newest track “For The F^_^k Of It”. The single is accompanied by the second part of the 3-part mini movie, shown below. The two singers wordplay takes centerstage, with Snakehips’ carbonated production methods structuring the framework for the track’s smooth textures.

Snakehips – “For The Fuck Of It” (Feat. Jeremih & Aminé) Video

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UK production duo Snakehips have quite the list of collaborators. They recruited Tinashe and Chance The Rapper for “All My Friends,” Anderson .Paak for “Money On Me,” and just last year, they teamed up with Danish pop star MØ on the emotional rollercoaster that is “Don’t Leave Me.” … More »

WATCH: Snakehips release act one of new mini movie for ‘Stay Home Tapes EP’

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Riding high of the release of their latest single, “Cruzin,” Snakehips have unveiled the first part in a trilogy of mini movies. The “Stay Home Tapes” trilogy will be released alongside singles from their forthcoming EP of the same name.

“The EP is a bunch of tunes that we made after a crazy few years of touring and travelling the world,” said the duo in a statement. “We called it ‘Stay Home’ as a kinda jokey way to express all the mad stuff you experience and the bizarre characters you meet along the way, and throughout that trying to stay true to yourself.”

According to the producers, the video goes along with the eclectic, chilled out track, too: “It’s a crazy narrative that we cooked up with director Can Evgin based on an Asian woman’s journey through some incredibly trippy shit!”

NMF Roundup: Anna Lunoe returns, Valentino Khan brings the heat, and more

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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.


ATFC and David Penn team up for a groovy, soul-filled Armada release, “Hipcats.”

London producer Kidnap has given the world a sneak peek at his new Ashes EP with “Aurora.”

Anna Lunoe returns in a “Blaze of Glory” with this powerful anthem.

Snakehips and St. Rulez take their listener on a ride with the high-flying “Cruzin’.”

Whethan continues his tour-de-force in this emotion-packed collaboration with Broods, “Be Like You.”

Manila Killa puts his own spin on Jeremy Zucker’s “Talk Is Overrated” in this light, breezy remix.

Slushii combines autotune and cascading synth melodies for his latest original, “Where I’m At.”

Valentino Khan brings the heat with this sultry, feisty house tune, “Lick It.”

Boombox Cartel blasts off into outer space with this festival-ready, big room powerhouse of a track, “Moon Love.”

In their third release of the year, The Chainsmokers drink tequila with their friends in “Everybody Hates Me.”

Robotaki takes walk on the soulful side in his latest original, “Butterscotch,” with Jamie Fine and falcxne.

ZAXX crafts a dreamy atmosphere in his latest original, “Altered.”

Au/RA and CamelPhat weave a somber web in their collaboration, “Panic Room.”

BLU J teams up with vocalist Axel Mansoor for a mellow, vibe-filled original, “Trails.”

Sam Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes (Snakehips Remix)

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Snakehips made a name for themselves for savvy, ebullient RnB originals and remixes that are both sexy and energetic. They also have a proven ear for selecting strong vocalists. It should be no surprise then, that the duo have been tabbed to remix Sam Smith’s “Too Good At Goodbyes.”

Intriguingly, the production duo lean into the melancholy of the track’s vocals, creating a rolling, enrapturing remix that is an outlier in their oeuvre. It is an indication of their production breadth and talent that they are able to so thoroughly move away from their normal style to create a mellow track that is as thoughtful and listenable as their take on Sam Smith’s original is.

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The Path To A Hit Single Is Changing — Just Ask Miley Cyrus & Demi Lovato

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Lana Del Rey – Summer Bummer (Snakehips Remix)

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This summer would have been an unbelievable bummer had Snakehips not picked up Lana Del Rey and longtime collaborator A$AP Rocky‘s smooth summer hit. Luckily, the Uk duo has given the track their quintessential slithery smooth reworking just in the knick of time.

Letting Lana’s voice guide listeners through the track until A$AP comes around with his verse, Snakehips waits to strike with a bubbly bass pickup until near halfway through. Showcasing their knack for originality without straying too far from the track’s original integrity, Snakehips proves sometimes it’s best to wait and strike your prey until is least expecting.

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Your (Completely Speculative) Guide To Taylor Swift’s (Possibly Imminent) New Album

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Taylor Swift has been a little too quiet lately. Some might call that a blessing; this is, after all, a woman who can saturate your entire news feed without trying very hard, and one who is also known for trying extremely hard, a polarizing figure who’s been known to wear out her welcome even among … More »

Elley Duhé x Snakehips – Immortal (Snakehips Remix)

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Snakehips, the British duo of Oliver Lee and James Carter, have taken their Elley Duhé’s “Immortal” to new heights with a tropical-tinged future bass interpretation. Lee and Carter’s newest revision follows a career of high profile remixes for the likes of Banks, The Weeknd, Bondax and Wild Belle.

Snakehips are best known for their hip hop infused electronica sound, creating pieces featuring , Anderson .Paak, ELHAE, D.R.A.M. & H.E.R. These collaborations add a different dimensions to each song, creating a variety of content put forth by the duo. With Elley Duhé’s enchanting vocals in addition to Snakehips’ sultry progressions and indie electronic elements, it seems as if we just can’t get enough of this addictive piece.

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