Nero plots impending comeback, teases return with cryptic new video

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Nero plots impending comeback, teases return with cryptic new videoNero Live

UK veteran dance legends Nero seem to be preparing a comeback, and it’s coming sooner than anyone expected. The group splintered at the onset of 2018 with the launch of Dan Stephens’ and Alana Watson’s The Night duo, and while the couple’s side project has steadily dropped off new work this year, Joseph Ray has largely kept Nero quiet. Now, with the release of a cryptic video on social media, it seems the trio is back in action — teasing something on the way set for December 4.

The video is vague, but looking back at Nero’s history of releases, a four year gap separated the group’s debut album from their sophomore full length, Between II Worldsone of Dancing Astronaut’s top albums of the year in 2015. That means 2019 could bring a new album from Nero, and the roll out could begin as this year winds to a close. Whatever the group has underway, it’s bound to be big. Stay tuned.

Swedish House Mafia post cryptic countdown likely leading to first official reunion announcement

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Swedish House Mafia post cryptic countdown likely leading to first official reunion announcementSwedish House Mafia Ultra 2018 DA

Brace yourselves, Swedish House Mafia‘s first official announcement since their momentous reunion at Ultra earlier this year might finally be here.

Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Axwell have each posted the same cryptic countdown to social media, directing fans to Swedish House Mafia’s website, where a clock is ticking towards Monday, October 22 at noon EST. The date coincides with the group’s sophomore album, Until Now. While speculation around the group’s movements has been a constant in the dance music news cycle since their hiatus-ending performance in March, a few things regarding the Mafiosos full return are already certain.

The trio have been confirmed to be in the studio together, tantalizing posters have started cropping up in major cities across the world, and most recently, Steve Angello confirmed the Mafia would make their way to Ultra Mexico in 2019. Judging by the writing already on the wall, the countdown likely leads to a significant announcement from the group — either new music, confirmed performance dates, or a rumored Nike collaboration, might finally materialize on October 22. It seems the Swedish House Mafia waiting game could officially be nearing its conclusion.

Swedish House Mafia post cryptic countdown likely leading to first official reunion announcement

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Swedish House Mafia post cryptic countdown likely leading to first official reunion announcementSwedish House Mafia Ultra 2018 DA

Brace yourselves, Swedish House Mafia‘s first official announcement since their momentous reunion at Ultra earlier this year might finally be here.

Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Axwell have each posted the same cryptic countdown to social media, directing fans to Swedish House Mafia’s website, where a clock is ticking towards Monday, October 22 at noon EST. The date coincides with the group’s sophomore album, Until Now. While speculation around the group’s movements has been a constant in the dance music news cycle since their hiatus-ending performance in March, a few things regarding the Mafiosos full return are already certain.

The trio have been confirmed to be in the studio together, tantalizing posters have started cropping up in major cities across the world, and most recently, Steve Angello confirmed the Mafia would make their way to Ultra Mexico in 2019. Judging by the writing already on the wall, the countdown likely leads to a significant announcement from the group — either new music, confirmed performance dates, or a rumored Nike collaboration, might finally materialize on October 22. It seems the Swedish House Mafia waiting game could officially be nearing its conclusion.

And just like that… Kanye West has vanished from social media

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And just like that… Kanye West has vanished from social mediaKanye West Cell Phone Gc Images Credit

As quickly as he came back, Kanye West has now disappeared from Instagram and Twitter, possibly ending a polarizing summer of often batshit crazy pop culture pot stirrings. As of October 6, the rapper’s Instagram and Twitter accounts appear to have gone dark. Ye’s return to Twitter was an integral facet to the “promotion campaigns” behind his Wyoming Session albums that were released over the summer, rejoining the platform just weeks before the string of shortened LPs started landing in May. A return to Instagram followed some weeks later, each platform drawing in millions of followers — but rather than deploying typical marketing schemes to push album sales, the Chicago-born rapper’s social media presence largely spiraled into sporadic nonsense, bloated egotistical musings, and eventually, and perhaps most noticeably, divisive Trump-touting and weak rap beef fodder.

Most recently, Ye’s hastily promised Yhandi LP managed to miss its intended late-September release date. Then the rhymer’s unaired closing speech at SNL, during which he claims he was bullied for his political affiliations, was closely followed by what was likely his most baffling social media post yet — calling to “abolish the 13th amendment,” which brought an end to slavery when it was ratified in 1865. After a messy, albeit entertaining, six month stretch on social media, it seems Kanye West may finally be ready to keep a couple of thoughts to himself. An eventual return seems inevitable, though for now, the Twittersphere may quiet down just a little with Ye’s departure.

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Source close to Skrillex suggests that new music might arrive sooner than expected

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Source close to Skrillex suggests that new music might arrive sooner than expectedSkrille Do Lab

 Skrillex‘s OWSLA label blows out the candles celebrating seven years this month, and if the collective’s seventh anniversary is expected to impart any luck, then new Skrillex music might be on the way — and sooner than fans expect. Venerated audio engineer Randy Urbanski, whose credits include Skrillex, Beyoncé, and Katy Perry, took to social media to pay tribute to OWSLA in a way that may have implied that Skrillex is eyeing his impending return to the release ring, perhaps as early as October, 2018. Urbanksi included an image of Skrillex performing at XS in 2015 and captioned the visual with a particularly cryptic caption.

“Time flies when you’re having fun. And this year was slow. Can’t wait till this guy is back changing the game next month.”

Fans will remember Diplo spilling the beans on a new record in the works from the OWSLA head honcho earlier this year. Beyond that, the “Parachute” producer’s recent bookings at New Year’s Eve events, Snowta and Decadence, and an annual trip to Burning Man, signal the producer’s return to the festival circuit, a comeback that would naturally coincide with the release of new music, perhaps even a fleshed out project. For now, it seems the waiting game may be nearing an end though.

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Hannah Wants reveals her fight against breast cancer

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Hannah Wants reveals her fight against breast cancerHannah Wants Press Shot Dancing Astronaut Credit Insomniac

Hannah Wants has revealed to fans that she has been battling breast cancer in a lengthy statement on social media. The international DJ heroine has gone public with her diagnosis after 18 months, detailing to fans how the life-changing discovery actually wound up being a transformative experience. She describes the music industry’s toll and the impacts that her demanding touring lifestyle had on the cancer diagnosis, and how her holistic approach to a cure has now resulted in a more balanced and healthy way of life. A reduced touring itinerary and a spiritual focus have been key in Hannah’s battle as well. The post ends on a reassuring note, as it seems the UK house force is on the road to recovery.

Read Hannah Wants’ full statement below:

*SWIPE RIGHT* Pt. 2

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The Weeknd is working on new material with Gesaffelstein

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The Weeknd is working on new material with GesaffelsteinGesaffelstein Summons His Dissenters Photo By The1point8

The Weeknd is already back in the lab following the March release of his acclaimed extended play My Dear Melancholy,. The project featured a brooding, cerebral brand of R&B, crafted by contributions from Skrillex, Nicolas Jaar, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk, and Gesaffelstein‘s sinister electronic production sensibilities. Now the “Call Out My Name” crooner has confirmed he’s already working on a Melancholy reunion of sorts, enlisting Gesaffelstein for fresh, new material.

me and this dude got another one 🔥

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The pair previously put together “I Was Never There” and “Hurt You” and now it appears The Weeknd has once again tapped the elusive “Pursuit” producer for another likely dark, moody collaborative piece, confirming the news on social media. No specific release details exist yet for their new project, though with his last release, The Weeknd kept tight lipped and subliminal in his messaging leading up to the EP’s roll out. Gesaffelstein famously hung up his live performance chops in 2015 with a run of high-profile final performances. While there’s no indication he has any plans to return to performing, he has a track record of prolific work alongside hip-hop’s top creators and it looks like he may be adding to it with another Weeknd feature.

GRiZ breaks silence with another beautifully-crafted spoken word poem

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GRiZ breaks silence with another beautifully-crafted spoken word poemGRiZ No Signal

GRiZ breaks his silence with another spoken word poem called “No Signal.” With a cryptic photo post that read “incoming transition,” fans were left on the edge of their seats, having wondered if the plight of GRiZ was at an end after his first spoken word poem, “til next time… take care.”

Grant Kwiecinski is now back with another commentary on the toxicity of social media today, surrendering a bit more context as to why he wiped his socials clean and has been quiet for six months. Even during the last two days, he’s been clearing out his Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Is GRiZ getting ready to drop an album soon? His cultish fan base is certainly on the edge of their seats, and this spoken word content is an alleviation from the silence.

Kwiecinski describes his reality versus life on the computer by toting, “I could hang out with you without even needing to say hello. The one person who truly knows me best is my browser history, but I quickly delete that because I’m embarrassed about its honesty.”

GRiZ is known for throwing down amazing productions and live performances, and this form of content rounds out his versatile artistry. Curiously awaiting to see what’s next.

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Instagram looking to take a bite out of YouTube with new 1-hour uploads feature

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Instagram announced they will allow users to upload videos up to an hour long, a significant increase from previous one-minute limit. The Facebook-owned social media platform looks to compete with the media megalodon, YouTube, owned by Google.

These videos will be housed on IGTV, currently accessible in the top-right hand corner of the Instagram homescreen on mobile. IGTV is also available as a stand-along app on iOS and Android, featuring the most popular videos from internet celebrities.

CEO Kevin Systrom mentioned that it’s time for video to evolve and move forward. On the new platform, anyone can be a curator, not just celebrities. Currently, new and smaller accounts will not be able to upload hour-long videos. Users have the option to scroll through recommended videos, popular videos, curators they’re following, and continue watching previously started videos. Curators also have the option to add links in the descriptions of their videos to drive traffic elsewhere.

There are no ads on IGTV…yet. Instagram also isn’t paying it’s curators, unlike its parent company’s failed Facebook Watch video hub. With over 1 billion users on Instagram, IGTV certainly has leg to stand on. eMarketer predicted Instagram will earn $5.48 billion in U.S. ad revenue, without IGTV.

As younger generations are cutting the chord and looking towards various mediums to consume content, Instagram now has an opportunity to take over TV on mobile.

H/T: Tech Crunch

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Klout Meets Its Inevitable End: The Social Media Service Is Shutting Down

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Klout, the social media service that let social media influencers get free stuff is inevitably shutting down on May 25th. While many of you may be confused that Klout is even a thing, you another 15 days to see who is influential in different topics and what your actual online Klout score is by going

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