Autograf’s Jake Carpenter shares heartfelt message on touring haitus

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The Autograf trio, comprised of Jake Carpenter, Mikul Wing, and Louis Kha, have maintained a non-stop itinerary in the last three years since their emergence. Amid constant touring and studio time, the trio’s latest Caution:Live tour has found Carpenter largely absent, and he’s now cluing fans into the nature of his sidelining.

Recently Carpenter took to social media to share a heartfelt message to fans, describing suffering a severe mental breakdown that challenged his ability to tour with his band. Carpenter feared he “would tour again” though after an extended period of rehabilitation with friends and family away from the road, he’s preparing to rejoin Autograf once again. The Chicago-based producers hadn’t publicly spoken about Carpenter’s absence prior to the recent Instagram post.

Artist mental health has been a rising issue in recent years with the unrealistically strenuous nature of the dance music industry. With electronic music’s young talents emerging into the lightning-fast world of touring and promotion, hopefully we see artists take measures of self care away from the road like this more frequently going forward. Read Jake Carpenter’s full statement below.

Hey everyone ❤ We haven’t publicly said anything until now- but I was off tour for 5 months. At the end of 2017, after 3 incredible years of practically non-stop touring, I had a severe mental breakdown which forced me to miss our big headline tour. I didn’t think I would tour again- I felt a shadow of my former self. But being home and surrounded by my friends and family for 5 months, and taking care of myself and seeking out help has done me a world of good. I feel so incredibly blessed to have Mikul and Louis as bandmates and have so many talented people working on our team. Everyone has been very understanding of my need to take a step back from it all for a minute and I couldn’t be more grateful. Taking the time to go back to my roots making art and sculpture again has been very therapeutic. I feel balanced, stable, and healthy- and in the process got to spend lots of time in the studio writing music, sculpting, drawing, and creating. I can’t wait to share all the new projects we’ve been working on and I’m so excited to come back on tour and get involved with all of you guys again! Love, Jake 📸 @willselviz

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Virtual Self Fans Reveal Possible Locations Of Future Tour

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It’s no surprise that Porter Robinson’s project, Virtual Self, has blown people away since starting up last year. The self-titled EP and occasional festival appearances have left Virtual Self fans wanting more. After sharing a link to his website on Twitter yesterday, fans quickly found hints within Virtual Self’s site that point to a possible

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Zedd announced as support for Katy Perry on final WITNESS Tour performances

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Zedd announced as support for Katy Perry on final WITNESS Tour performances

Two of pop music’s most venerable forces are teaming up for a short run of shows, as Zedd joins Katy Perry‘s final shows on WITNESS: The Tour. Zedd, who’s commanded his own international touring itinerary, often times with multiple supporting acts billed beneath him, joins Perry as a special opening guest as her tour reaches Australia, capping nearly a year of consecutive touring for the “Chained to the Rhythm” singer. With Zedd’s high energy performance style warming the stage for Perry’s larger-than-life live production, fans in Australia are in for a treat.

Zedd is slated to open the Sydney and Brisbane stops, with Perry also roping in additional star power from vocalist Starley on a number of final tour stops as well. Zedd’s trip down under is hardly the first time major pop stars have employed the support of the world’s top DJs while out on tour though. Madonna’s 2012 MDNA tour included support from Laidback Luke, Martin Solveig, and of course Avicii among others. Martin Garrix and Justin Bieber have shared tour dates, and 2016 even found Skrillex opening stops for Guns N Roses.

REZZ Announces ‘Certain Kind Of Magic’ Fall Tour

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On the heels of an album announcement and single release, water-chugging hydration queen REZZ announced a 13-stop fall tour. In support of her forthcoming Certain Kind Of Magic album, REZZ will embark on her own headlining tour. Over the thirteen dates, the Canadian producer will make stops at Red Rocks, LA’s Shrine Expo Hall, and more. REZZ’s

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Exclusive: Cosmic Gate debut their very first documentary, ‘Materia’

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A new insight into Nic Chagall and Bossi — known collectively as Cosmic Gate — has materialized.

Materia means ‘matter’. . . the substance . . . everything around us,” explains Chagall about Cosmic Gate’s latest album endeavor to a cameraman at the beginning of his group’s first ever documentary. It follows the duo across the globe in pursuit of finding deeper meaning musically, and the purveyance of the new message that they wish to spread to international audiences.

Polished cinematography and in-depth interviews expose a supergroup who, despite their stardom, remain more passionate and committed than ever to their craft and in creating a positive impact for their audiences. Their ultimate goal with Materia? To synthesize all of the elements, or “matter” of their past & present music into a modernized sonic story whose message points to the next step in the Cosmic Gate evolution.

Each track’s production, they state, is a product of intense writing and re-writing and collaboration with a selection of singers. These are then arranged carefully into album form, in which they use their “creative freedom” to branch out and fully embrace what they wish — be it softer shades of vocal trance, or rougher, more cavernous tunes for the main stage.

“We love DJing and the whole club scene . . . we love producing. It’s our world!” – Bossi

That said, Materia is distinctively Cosmic Gate; by encapsulating their aesthetic so concisely into this new project, in turn they hope to help push the musical envelope further into the future. We then see this taking effect in their sets as they tour through ADE, LA, London, and Tomorrowland performing their new music in narrative form. To their delight, emotions captured on their fans’ faces shows open acceptance for what they have to offer.

Materia – The Documentary will be available through all streaming platforms on June 8. In the meantime, Dancing Astronaut has the pleasure of debuting an advance stream of this stunning audiovisual tale.

 

Poolside drop off video for ‘Feel Alright,’ announce first tour since 2013

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Fresh off the release of their remix of Tycho, Poolside dropped off a music video for their original “Feel Alright.” The video follows pro skateboarder Braydon Szafranski as he journeys from his couch to the desert, up a mountain, and back again, as he works through the end of a relationship. It’s a surreal, gorgeously shot video that makes for a strong accompaniment to Poolside’s grooving track.

The band also announced a new summer tour, their first since 2013 and in support of their 2017 record, Heat. The California group kicks things off with a number of dates in their home state, before heading east — with a notable stop at Electric Forest — with stops in Detroit, Brooklyn, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, and many more.

Hundred Waters share pensive new ballad, hint at possible hiatus in new mini-documentary

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Hundred Waters have shared their first new music since last year’s Communicating LP, which found the band taking a deep dive into the intimate nature of their creation method and the struggle each of their personal connections to one another have endured as the band has evolved over the years. Now, the OWSLA-signed synth-folk trio has dropped off a new single, “Mushroom Cloud,” which was derived from the same studio sessions that led to their most recent album. The ballad is carried by weighty, melancholic piano chords and lead singer Nicole Miglis’ raw, expressive vocalizing, culminating into a cloud of textured white noise — appropriately setting the tone for the accompanying Communicating mini-documentary.

Releasing the new tour documentary between the band’s two Coachella appearances, and just a month ahead of their fifth annual FORM event, Communicating largely explores the six-year relationship between Miglis and her band mate and boyfriend Trayer Tryon. The relationship appears to be deteriorating as the band prepares to embark on a three-month road trip, with Tryon suggesting that Hundred Waters may even dissolve as a result upon their return home. Interestingly, the mini-doc is shot through a keyhole perspective, suggesting there’s more to the story than what meets the eye. And while Miglis, Tryon, and drummer Zach Tetreault have created a catalog of beautifully haunting electro-folk masterworks together at the expense of their now-strained relationships, perhaps Hundred Waters’ incredibly special run may sadly be nearing the end of its course.

Guy J on Tour: A retrospective of the progressive maestro ahead of his US jaunt [Exclusive Announcement]

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Guy J is returning to the United States for a brief, yet expansive tour.

An embodiment of the term “stalwart,” Guy J has been considered a leader in all things progressive since first being picked up by John Digweed over a decade ago. He worked closely with Bedrock for years as one of its most promising talents, culminating his successes into his very own Lost&Found sublabel.

Now, he can be seen leading the charge on progressive’s resurgence across the globe — including the United States. He brings a new layer of excellence with each passing year of tours across the region, introducing crowds to the best of the genre and assisting in building its budding popularity nationwide. His upcoming tour will likely see the icon playing a selection of fresh IDs from his own label, as well as recent releases of his own.

“I’m always excited to play in America, the scene over there is booming and its becoming a major place in the worldwide scene for underground music. As a result, it’s becoming more and more challenging, and I love it.” – Guy J

Dancing Astronaut decided to pick our top releases by the man himself in honor of his pending journey around the East and West Coasts.

 


1. Save Me

It would be ludicrous to put together a list of top Guy J releases without the record that started it all. “Save Me,” a high-charged number with warm padding and mystical melodies, marked his debut release on Bedrock – and thus secured him as an underground talent to be reckoned with.


2. Lamur

“Lamur” defines the term “bittersweet,” employing a lush, yet dissonant hook that flows along a gradual progression. Despite being a decade old, the piece still listens like it’s brand new.


3. Meridian (with Henry Saiz)

When Guy J pairs with Henry Saiz, the result is magic — as evidenced by the ethereal beauty, “Meridian.” The track was such a hit globally that it even earned a remix from Eric Prydz, and has since gone down as one of the most iconic pieces of Guy’s vast discography.


4. Lost & Found

As implied by its title, “Lost & Found” was a milestone release for Guy J — one that kicked off his endeavors in label ownership. Its hypnotic underlay and intricate synth work is irrefutably Guy J, and served as an indicator of the powerhouse status the imprint would reach.


5. Dizzy Moments

“Dizzy Moment” is a dizzy array of sonic layering and gentle, yet carnal percussion — all wrapped up into a hauntingly poignant progressive package. A national treasure upon its release, “Dizzy Moments” is now appreciated as a rare gem by progressive lovers in a live setting.


6. Diagonal

Moving into more recent territory, “Diagonal” served as an intriguing Spring single for Guy J. It’s part of his “MDQ” EP, inspired by Argentina. The track is highly minimal, yet is still overwhelmingly an aural treat, with deep grooves and satisfying pings of percussion.


7. West On Mars

Guy J’s most recent output marks his fabled return to Bedrock primary. “West On Mars” is the A-side of his eponymous EP, and it highlights what keeps the icon at the top today. Its futuristic vibe is paired with a memorable, robotic hook, making it excellent for peaktime hours. It’s safe to say that Guy J’s still got it, and is looking toward an even brighter future.

 

Tour Dates:

Feb 23 Spin Nightclub, San Diego, CA
Feb 24 Audio, San Francisco, CA
Feb 25 Focus OC, The Circle, Huntington Beach, CA
Mar 01 Rumor, Philadelphia, PA
Mar 02 Trade, Miami Beach, FL
Mar 03 Lot 45, Brooklyn, NY

Find out about ticketing and more on Resident Advisor.

A-Trak and YehMe2 join forces on ‘Skat Men’ EP

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Josh Young deserves some serious respect for his boldness. The man left an incredibly successful dance music project as a former half of Flosstradamus, with the promise to himself, and his fans, that he was going to broaden his horizons and challenge himself. Well, since the launch YehMe2, the producer has done just that and avoided the leverage his former position at the head of HDYNATION would provide to his new project.

Now, YehMe2 has linked with A-Trak for a handful of exciting moves. The pair are on tour together as 2018 gets underway, and now they’re upping the ante with a two-track mini EP that includes a preview of a third collaboration to soon follow. Instead of gritty hip-hop and trap products though, A-Trak and YehMe2 opt for a more lighthearted approach with their Skat Men EP — comprised of both DJs actually scatting on the tracks.

Both “Neo Wokyo” and “Take Me 2 The Barbershop,” featuring rump-shaking aficionado Wuki, are simply fun, shuffle-primed uptempo cuts that don’t take themselves too seriously. The EP also includes a preview for the duo’s impending “Prayer Hands” as well. Strong club fare — probably not. Proper festival ammo — also unlikely. The two Fools Gold veterans couldn’t seem to care less though, and therein lies the joint project’s appeal. At it’s core, the EP is meant to be goofy and amusing, and it just made scatting a helluva lot cooler.

EDM Sauce Exclusive: Haulm “Work For Us” Track Premiere

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(Press Photo) Happy Tuesday everyone! EDM Sauce is happy to premiere this airy and spacious new single from Haulm titled, “Work For Us“.  Previously released singles, “They Came Along” and “Settle” have reached over 1 Million+ streams on Spotify and Apple Music. The collaboration blends both individuals styles together in a seamless fashion and it is definitely

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