These Are 10 Of The Best Boiler Room Sets Of All Time

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Boiler Room, the global online music broadcasting platform is best known for broadcasting the underground. Whether you’re looking to sit back and watch hours of techno, acid, or house music, Boiler Room has got you covered. Since its beginnings in March 2010 by Blaise Bellville, Boiler Room has made quite the name for itself. “Whether

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What are the larger implications of The Grammys steep ratings drop? [OP-ED]

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By most accounts, the Grammy Awards in 2018 was a big swing, and a big miss. The ceremony’s ratings plummeted by nearly 25% according to Nielsen Media, dropping from last year’s 32.9 million viewers down to 19.8 million for its most recent iteration. While the evening’s results have come under under considerable scrutiny following the event, Bruno Mars’ sweep of all the major categories isn’t the sole reason that The Grammys effectively tanked in what should have been a memorable year for the Recording Academy. We can examine the ceremony’s numerous blunders, but it is also worth noting that the ways we consume media, and the ways we relate to and access our artists in 2018 have changed drastically — and The Grammys need to figure out how to keep from regressing.

First, let’s start at the tip of the iceberg, examining an advertisement-bloated three and a half hour industry circle-jerk. In an age where on-demand content is at our fingertips 24 hours a day, slimming this thing down is going to be necessary for it’s survival. HQ Trivia posted record numbers of nearly 1.6 million players 90 minutes into the award ceremony. If that’s not a testament to how our attention spans are directed in 2018, perhaps nothing is.

A noticeable lack of the usual headline makers this year — including Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber — also likely contributed to viewers’ even further numbed attention spans. But stuffy award shows across the board are suffering, and The Grammys aren’t immune. The Oscars, Golden Globes, and MTV Video Music Awards are all struggling with fluctuating viewership drop offs each year too, but the Recording Academy was uniquely poised this year to give some of the most important cultural figureheads of the moment the proper platforms and recognition they deserve in the divisive, tumultuous socio-political climate we’re currently a part of… and they fell flat on their face. 

Setting Jay Z and Kendrick‘s snubs aside (we’ll get back to those), how is it conceivably possible that “Despacito” did not win one of the three major awards it was nominated for? Simply put, the track is, for better or worse, one of the most consumed pieces of content in human history. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s record-shattering collaboration head and shoulders outsold and out-streamed any remote competitors last year in 50 countries, amassing a whopping 4 billion YouTube views, an RIAA diamond certification, and snagged a record 16 weeks atop the Billboard charts. So, beyond the incontrovertible numbers, an objective look at “Despacito” begs the question, why didn’t it win any Grammys? Perhaps the Recording Academy isn’t ready to recognize Latin pop in the ceremony’s top three major award categories like the rest of us clearly did?

Carlos Santana’s “Smooth,” released in 1999 followed by Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ La Vida Loca” in 2000 were the last two comparable comparisons, and both are of course in English. Nearly two decades later, the average American music and television consumer has switched things up significantly; and while The Grammys is clearly slow to catch up to the times, we’ve long been ready for something different.

Back to Kendrick Lamar and Jay Z. It has been 20 years since there were no white males nominated for Album of the Year. In a year when the American people were gifted with two thoughtfully created concepts of black excellence and deeply personal storytelling, Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic wins Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year. It’s also worth noting that Mars’ album, for what it was, was terrific. That’s not in dispute. But was 24K Magic‘s quasi-Motown, mass appeal wedding reception fare worthy of drowning out two of the most impactful hip-hop albums in recent memory? No, definitely not. That simply doesn’t seem like the progress everyone wants to see.

Look at the Best New Artist category. Alessia Cara has been signed to Def Jam Records since 2014, SZA has been releasing music since 2012. Perhaps a designation like “breakthrough artists” would be more accurate. That fact that both of these immensely talented young women are just now being recognized comes off as painfully tone deaf. Is the Recording Academy voting innocuously — most likely. But the 2018 awards ceremony highlighted the fact that the Grammy Awards are unfortunately stuck way behind the times, and the effects undoubtedly showed.

Last year, Chance The Rapper challenged the status quo earning a grip of Gramophones for an album that technically didn’t sell a single unit. Now that’s progress. He changed the game — and viewership reflected it with the ceremony raking in it’s highest numbers in half a decade. We’re going to need more than Hillary Clinton reading a snippet of Fire and Fury next year; the audiences, consumers, and fans deserve it. If The Grammys want to continue to claim to be music’s real cultural barometer, make it for the people, not additional vanity for the music industry. Consider and recognize the music that truly deserves it most, represent social progress where possible, and try stepping out of the comfort zone — at the end of the day, that’s what really moves people.

deadmau5 goes techno on penultimate BBC Radio 1 residency radio show [STREAM]

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All good things must eventually come to an end, including deadmau5‘s monthly residency radio show on BBC Radio 1.

Broadcasting his penultimate show on November 2, deadmau5 tapped into techno, mixing two-hours of pulsating tracks from a variety of genre tastemakers, including Green Velvet, Shiba San, Dubfire, and Frost. “There’s no guest mix tonight, I wanted a full two-hours to myself. Tonight’s all about as much good music as we can cram in,” deadmau5 notes over the mix’s palpitating beats, going on to say that he’s “gearing up for something special” for the final installment of the radio series.

It’s no secret that deadmau5 is planning to release another album in 2018, rendering the finale show of the BBC Radio 1 residency as a potential platform for a related announcement, or the possible site of a new single’s debut. Whatever the producer has planned, fans can rest assured that deadmau5 won’t disappoint.

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Launchpad: 15 Future Bass jams to soundtrack your weekend

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Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here.

This week’s Launchpad is all about that bass-heavy summer party music. Whether or not you have “official” time off, we hope this list of tunes will induce the euphoric vibes of summer break.

DA Launchpad Selects:

“Slo Mo” by bordrs. earns our respect for the combination of smooth, almost haunting vocals, with a build that definitely matches the intensity of the chainsaw-heavy levels of the drop.
Rounding out the list, Swedish producer Arc North deftly recruits the punk pop vocals of Dani Rosenoer for a fresh, fast take on the future bass genre with “Onward (Pt. II)”.


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‘Steve Aoki Presents Kolony’ is a wild, rap-heavy ride

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Steve Aoki has been teasing his new album Kolony for months now and today, fans finally get to hear the full thing. The ten-track album released on Dim Mak/Ultra Records is Steve Aoki’s first entrance into rap.

“When I was in the studio working on this project or a song with someone that made it to the album, they brought their own crew, and I’d turn around and be like, ‘this squad is like a colony,’” explains Aoki of the album’s title. “We’re like a colony, because it just felt like the energy in the room was more vibrant. It was a lot of energy from people flowing from the studio, and I loved that think tank, that group collaboration, and spirit.”

Aoki has released a few of the tracks already, including “Lit” with Yellow Claw and Gucci Mane and “Without U” with DVBBS and 2 Chainz among others withan extensive number of collaborations with the likes of Bad Royale, Migos, and ILoveMakonnen.

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Relive EDC Day 2 with sets from Tiësto, Dillon Francis, Alesso, Duke Dumont and more

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EDC swept through Las Vegas this weekend bringing 136,000 fans “under the electric sky” at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for North America’s largest dance event of the year. This year’s enormous lineup, per usual, was powered by electronic music royalty, burgeoning new talents, and today’s top tastemakers, rounding out at nearly 250 artists. Among the staggering lineup of acts slated for the festival’s second day, memorable moments from the night included Tiësto and Dillon Francis‘ highly-anticipated Kinetic Field sets, Autograf‘s live performance from the Cosmic Meadow, and Alesso from the Circuit Grounds. Elsewhere, Valentino Khan, Boombox Cartel, and Snails kept the Basspod stage shaking through the night.

Relive the second day of EDC Las Vegas with full sets from Mija, Duke Dumont, Laidback Luke and Kygo here. From Louis The Child to Alan Walker, enjoy a comprehensive highlight reel of some of the weekend’s best performances.

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Listen to EDC Vegas sets from Jauz, Galantis, Armin van Buuren & more

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EDC Vegas has come to an end, but that doesn’t mean to music has to. You can now relive or experience some of the biggest sets from the festival’s first day. Whether you are in the mood for trance, trap, or progressive house, there is something for everyone. Artists featured include Jauz, Galantis, Armin van Buuren, 3LAU b2b Audien, Afrojack, and many more.

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Anna Lunoe drops a handful of new tunes in brand new Diplo & Friends mix

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Like Annie Nightingale and Annie Mac before her, Anna Lunoe is using the airwaves to her advantage in becoming one of dance music’s next big influencers. The Aussie triple threat is already an accomplished vocalist, songwriter, and producer, and along with her tastemaking sensibilities as a touring DJ, she also holds down a weekly feature on Beats 1 Radio, HYPERHOUSE, that has grown into one of the freshest curation platforms in the current dance space.

Moving into 2017, Lunoe is featured as a guest selector on Diplo‘s famed BBC Radio 1 slot, Diplo & Friends, dropping off an hour long mix that digs deep into her personal crate of oldies and favorites.

Mixing in her own releases that span across Fool’s Gold, OWSLA, and Ultra Records, Lunoe pieces together dance floor rattlers from RL Grime, Lil Wayne, Three 6 Mafia, Disclosure, Joyryde, and Rusko to name a few. Lunoe even hides a few unreleased goodies throughout the hour-long session for fans to find. Hopscotching from house to hip-hop and everything in between, Anna Lunoe sets the year off right with her Diplo & Friends mix, signaling another big year for the budding tastemaker in 2017.

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Dash Berlin Gives The Remix Treatment To Maroon 5 & Kendrick Lamar’s “Don’t Wanna Know”

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Back in October, the pop and hip hop worlds combined to bring a powerful but unlikely duo together. Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar created a track called “Don’t Wanna Know,” a laid back and tropical house-oriented swayer with a fantastic music video to boot.

Now, the EDM world is beginning to take notice of the song’s unmistakable remix potential. Dash Berlin, Dutch DJ responsible for some of the most well-known dance tracks of the era, tried his hand at flipping “Don’t Wanna Know,” releasing a 3-minute rework on his official Youtube page earlier this week. Filled with immense percussion, a heightened melody and a festival-ready backbone, the track is sure to become one of the next live show classics.

Listen below to Dash Berlin’s rework.


Image: William Rutten

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Kaskade Uploads New Version of deadmau5 Collab “Beneath With Me”

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The story behind the new Kaskade and deadmau5 collaboration “Beneath With Me,” featuring the impeccable talents of Skylar Grey, is a bit of an oddity. Deadmau5 uploaded a preview of the track way back in May last year and then uploaded a second version a few days later. Then, silence until April of this year when Kaskade uploaded the track to his own Soundcloud, apparently without deadmau5’s knowledge. Finally, two months ago, Kaskade released the track with an accompanying music video, yet again without deadmau5’s knowledge.

To make this story even more confusing, Kaskade just uploaded yet another version of “Beneath With Me” to his SoundCloud account. This upload includes a “Kaskade’s V.4” in the title, potentially a playful nod to the “V.3” notation that was in the title of Kaskade’s original upload. This version differs from the officially release version primarily in its genre, with the original being a slow-burn, electro house banger and this new version veering off into glitch-hop, future bass territory. We wonder if deadmau5 will chime in yet again, but despite any background politics, this new version of “Beneath With Me” contrasts nicely to the original and offers fans a new look at a great collab.

Listen to Kaskade’s V.4 version of “Beneath With Me” below:

And you can catch up with V.3 here.

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