Tchami drops groovy remix for Diplo and Valentino Khan’s ‘JustYourSoul’

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Tchami drops groovy remix for Diplo and Valentino Khan’s ‘JustYourSoul’Tchami Aurra Shade Ep

Last summer, Diplo and Valentino Khan partnered up to deliver fans a much-needed treatment of house music with the release of “JustYourSoul.” After giving the original track ample time to make its rounds in the festival circuit and steal the spotlight in DJ sets, Confesssion labelhead and holy house music guru Tchami has put out a groovy remix to kick off his year of new music.

As a father of the church of house music, Tchami has plenty of experience working with souls, making this remix both an exceptional musical endeavor and a poignant brand aesthetic contribution. Following a classic house intro, the song gives way to an airy ambient section topped with infectious vocals and beautiful atmospheric pads. The standout drops of the remix showcase Tchami’s signature future house inspired sound design.

To hear this addictive treat live, check out Tchami’s upcoming tour dates here.

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NMF Roundup: Lane 8 paves introspective path on new LP, Oliver Heldens and Mesto link + more

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It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

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 this NMF.

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6 exciting activities to try at Holy Ship! Wrecked

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For the first time in its near decade-long tenure, Holy Ship! will not be at sea, taking the form of a new endeavour known as Holy Ship! Wrecked. For five days, Shipfam will inhabit the world-renowned Hard Rock Punta Cana resort in the Dominican Republic along with dozens of artists who understand exactly how to keep the Holy Ship! spirit alive on land.

Certain aspects of the event will, of course, be unavailable without the boat, but Cloud 9 and everyone else behind the scenes of Holy Ship! Wrecked are putting countless hours to ensure that there will still be an endless number of activities for attendees to enjoy when they’re not dancing to the tunes of their favorite DJs. Check out some of the cool activities planned for Holy Ship! Wrecked below.

1. Offsite Adventures

The announcement that Holy Ship! would no longer take place on a boat brought dismay to many Shipfam regulars. However, this continental relocation has also opened doors for a series of brand new activities that will take this luxury music festival to the next level.

Snorkelling, sunset catamaran sailings, ziplining, ATV rides through the jungle, and fishing trips are just some of the new offerings available to all attendees. Each allows you to fully explore the unlimited beauty of the Dominican Republic.

2. World Sumo Wrestling Federation

If there’s one thing people know about Valentino Khan and 12th Planet beyond their musical prowess, it’s their wacky antics. If the dance music scene were a high school, they would definitely be two of the class clowns which makes them the perfect choice to host the World Sumo Wrestling Federation. Learn the basics of sumo wrestling and perhaps catch one of the hosts rocking a shiny gold speedo. Do you have the guts to get in the ring?

3. OG Celebration

Just because Holy Ship! has a new name and a new venue, it doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten about their loyal Shipfam. Since the first Holy Ship! departed from Fort Lauderdale in 2012, those who have come back year after year received an exclusive invite to the OG party. It is here where fourth-timers receive their highly sought after blue robes in a champagne-filled ceremony before enjoying their revered status along with all those who share the title. This may be the first Holy Ship! Wrecked, but all those who have remained faithful to the Ship will be rewarded once again with all the amenities of the Punta Cana resort.

4. Gud Vibrations Super Smash Bros. Tournament

For those who aren’t aware, the latest iteration in the Super Smash Bros. franchise for Nintendo Switch includes every single character from every single past game as well as new ones who have just joined the roster. Pretty spectacular. Millennials grew up playing games like Super Smash Bros. and NGHTMRE and Slander are all Millenials, so they have seen fit to host a tournament during Holy Ship! Wrecked. It’s not quite clear just yet what the winner of this fist-flying tourney will receive, but one thing’s for sure: Shipfam and Super Smash Bros. together is a solid recipe for a good time.

5. ABC Party

Like most festivals, Holy Ship! is a hotspot of sartorial creativity. Halloween takes a backseat in comparison to the costumes you would see around the boat, and now Holy Ship! Wrecked is urging Shipfam to get even more creative with one of their theme nights: ABC Party.

In this case, ABC stands for “Anything But Clothes.” Being practically without a definition in the first place, it is almost impossible to conceive how Shipfam will interpret this term.

6. Lisbona Sisters’ Bikini Beach Clean Up

Being environmentally conscious and being sexy don’t have to be separate on Holy Ship! Wrecked thanks to the Lisbona Sisters. These two ladies are going to make this beach clean up a breeze on the shores of the Dominican Republic by asking everyone to flaunt what they got as they pick up any trash that they find. Big props to team Holy Ship! for encouraging sustainable activities throughout the event. If festivals are going to continue into 2020 and beyond, the producers and attendees both have to be aware of their environmental impact.

Holy Ship! Wrecked will take place at the Hard Rock Punta Cana Resort, January 22 to 26. Book your trip here

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Valentino Khan remixes Tchami’s ‘Rainforest’

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Valentino Khan remixes Tchami’s ‘Rainforest’Valentino Khan 3 White Rabbit

Valentino Khan has delivered a heady take on Tchami‘s “Rainforest.” Maintaining the future house foundation of the original, Khan opts for a darker, heads-down take. The original’s vocals, which play a larger role in this rendition are doused in shadowy effects as they glide through layers of white noise and hollow synths that have replaced the 8-bit-inspired ones that comprised “Rainforest’s” central melody. These changes don’t veer too far off from the original, yet do enough to make a standout new single while showcasing Khan’s distinctive aesthetic.

Prior to remixing Tchami, the artist enjoyed an extended stint on Diplo’s Mad Decent imprint via his last EP House Party and the high-charged “Flip The Switch” alongside Chris Lorenzo. Meanwhile, Tchami made headlines for co-writing the soundtrack to Lady Gaga’s new makeup line.

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NMF Roundup: Valentino Khan remixes Tchami, Gryffin teams up with Maia Wright + more

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NMF Roundup: Valentino Khan remixes Tchami, Gryffin teams up with Maia Wright + moreValentino Khan 3 White Rabbit

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

Valentino Khan tackles Tchami’s “Rainforest” in his latest remix, and Gryffin teams up with Maia Wright for “Body Back.” Lost Kings tap Marc E. Bassy for “Somebody Out There,” and Adventure Club unveil their Death or Glory Sessions. David Guetta remixes Idris Elba’s “On Life” as Jack Back, and Sullivan King reveals his debut album, including tracks like “If My Eyes Are Vampires (Your Body Is My Sunlight)” with TYNAN. Fox Stevenson, too, has a debut album out on Oct. 18, featuring songs like “All Night,” and Hardwell teams up with Deorro, MAKJ, and Fatman Scoop for “Left Right.” Henry Fong encourages listeners to “Jump Up” with his new single, and Flosstradamus and Megatone deliver “Bounce Back” after premiering the track with DA. Faux Tales has released his ethereal Hiraeth LP, and Madnap and Luma have collaborated on “Faces.” YehMe2 and Wuki “Throw It” on their new collaboration, and vowl. and Brock Wilson jointly release “recluse.” Justin Jay puts his own spin on NGHTMRE and A$AP Ferg’s “REDLIGHT,” and Boombox Cartel and Griff Clawson reveal “All I Want.”

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 this NMF.

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Good Morning Mix: Valentino Khan whips up fiery house mix for Diplo & Friends

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Just a few weeks after the release of his House Party EP, Valentino Khan made an appearance on Diplo & Friends to deliver a full hour of house music.

This 60-minute mix is filled to the brim with some of today’s hottest music, including selections from Anti Up, FISHER, Walker & Royce, and AC Slater, along with several selections from the Los Angeles producer himself. Fans will also find tunes like Dillon Francis‘ “Go Off (Nuthin’ 2 It),” Noizu‘s “Dance,” an ID from Wax Motif, and more.

The producer is currently in the midst of a tour supporting his new music and can be found in California, Mexico, South Korea, Indonesia, and more in the coming weeks. See the full list of shows here.

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NMF Roundup: Skrillex and friends release ‘Malokera,’ Alison Wonderland and QUIX team up + more

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It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

Skrillex kicks off the weekend with a stacked collaboration, “Malokera,” with MC Lan, TroyBoi, Ludmilla, and Ty Dolla $ign. Alison Wonderland and QUIX have teamed up for “TIME,” and Louis The Child and Wrabel deliver a bittersweet joint effort called “Too Close.” CRAY brings a retro tone to her latest, “idontwannatalkaboutlove,” and The Knocks continue their summer releases with “Colors.” Cashmere Cat is full of “EMOTIONS” on his newest, and Good Times Ahead (formerly GTA) get with Flosstradamus for “Waffle House.” Cedric Gervais remixes DJ Snake, J Balvin, and Tyga’s “Loco Contigo,” and Mazare and Essenger turn it up to 11 on their new Monstercat single, “Berzerker.” The Chrises got in the studio for a new Anti Up single, “Right Now,” and Alok and Zafrir bring “Vale Vale” to listeners’ ears. HEYZ previews his new Bite This! album with “Castaway King,” and Valentino Khan drops off his new EP, stacked with songs like “BRB.” Fedde Le Grand puts his own touch on Matoma, MNEK, and Kiana Lede’s “Bruised Not Broken,” and Herobust preps for the weekend with “Dumb Lit.”

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 this NMF.

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Valentino Khan and Chris Lorenzo craft sultry house heater, ‘Flip The Switch’

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Valentino Khan and Chris Lorenzo craft sultry house heater, ‘Flip The Switch’Valentino Khan 3 White Rabbit

On Aug. 9, Valentino Khan will reveal his first EP in five years.

The six-track House Party compilation kicked off with the release of “Pony” in May, and since then, the mustached producer has unveiled tracks like “JustYourSoul” with Diplo, “Better” with Wuki and Roxanna, and now a new one: “Flip The Switch” with Chris Lorenzo. This sultry house heater is the final single to be disclosed, just a day before the EP’s full release.

The two prolific house producers waste no time setting the mood for their collaboration, introducing an eerie piano melody before dipping quickly into a hard-hitting bassline and menacing vocals. They build swiftly to the first drop, using a minimalist synth melody to lead into a hefty house rhythm that carries through the remainder of the tune.

House Party arrives in full Aug. 9 via Mad Decent.

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NMF Roundup: REZZ and Deathpact link up, Wave Racer unveils new single + more

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NMF Roundup: REZZ and Deathpact link up, Wave Racer unveils new single + moreRezz Porter Robinsin Divinity Remi Live Debut

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

REZZ and Deathpact take no prisoners in their new collaboration, “Kiss of Death,” and Wave Racer follows up recent single, “Auto,” with the soothing “Summer Rain.” Skrillex makes an appearance on Ed Sheeran’s latest, “Way To Break My Heart,” and Tycho reveals his full Weather LP on Mom+Pop/Ninja Tune. Ekali and Reo Cragun bring “Runaway” to Big Beat, and Madeon continues his tour de force with “Dream Dream Dream.” Keys N Krates have released a brand new “beat tape,” featuring tunes like “Sad Piano,” and TroyBoi returns to OWSLA for “PAPI CHULO.” Camelphat throw it way back with a remix of Dirty Vegas’ iconic 2002 release, “Days Go By,” and KSHMR taps Mike Waters for “My Best Life.” Moon Boots and Steven Klavier are all “Tied Up,” and David Guetta and Martin Solveig deliver a club mix of “Thing For You.” Tiësto crafts a big room remix of Illenium and Jon Bellion’s “Good Things Fall Apart,” and Armin van Buuren, Avian Grays, and Jordan Shaw team up for “Something Real.” Sofi Tukker get groovy on “Swing,” and Valentino Khan and Diplo collaborate on a hefty house heater, “JustYourSoul.”

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 this NMF.

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Valentino Khan lends bass house fervor to debut single from forthcoming EP, ‘Pony’

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Valentino Khan lends bass house fervor to debut single from forthcoming EP, ‘Pony’Valentino Khan Pete Don

Valentino Khan is never one to shy away from a sonic spectacle, which listeners can certainly observe on his new track through Mad Decent, “Pony.”

The anthemic house offering is the debut single from the LA artist’s newly announced EP. Khan enlists the sounds of actual galloping horse hooves, which he infuses into the production backdrop lending the track its name. The song is almost certain to become a main-stage fixture heading into the summer festival season with its timely and undeniably invigorating design.

While Khan’s creative edge ostensibly revolves around dance-inducing drops, he has found a way to mold his infectiously outlandish insignia to a length of styles, including trap and, in this case, driving house, in order to keep his spirited tracks fresh. Khan’s forthcoming EP joins his recent streak of releasing music via Diplo’s Mad Decent, including a recent collaboration with Kayzo, “Novocaine.”

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