Tycho debuts stunning Tarkovsky-inspired visuals for ‘Glider’

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Each and every artistic endeavor from Scott Hansen, known musically as the Ghostly International artist Tycho, solidifies his status as an artistic mastermind of this generation. Following this notion are the designer’s cinematically-aligned live visuals for his tune “Glider,” off 2016’s Epoch

Created as an homage to the visionary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky — the creative force behind films such as Ivan’s Childhood, Andrei Rublev, Mirror, Stalker, and more — Hansen incorporated elements of Tarkovsky’s 1972 film Solaris into these visuals for the tune.

Tycho is now set to take these visuals on autumn tour of Europe.

Tycho Autumn Tour Dates:

19 OCT – Dublin, IE – District 8 – SOLD OUT
22 OCT – London, UK – The Roundhouse
24 OCT – Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz 2
25 OCT – Toulouse, FR – Bikini
27 OCT – Bologna, IT – Estragon
28 OCT – Turin, IT – Movement Festival
30 OCT – Basel, CH – Kaserne
31 OCT – Zurich, CH – Plaza
01 NOV – Antwerp, BE – Trix
02 NOV – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli
04 NOV – Copenhagen, DK – DR Koncerthuset
05 NOV – Stockholm, SE – Nobelberget
09 NOV – Moscow, RU – Izvestia Hall

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MGMT return with ‘Little Dark Age,’ confirm album for early 2018

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Earlier this Spring, the seminal indie rockers — or “rokkers,” if one prefers the band’s spelling — MGMT took to social media to hint at a comeback and went on to announce the title of their first record in over four years, Little Dark Age. 

At last, the band has unveiled new music in the form of the record’s title track and a confirmation that the LP is slated for early 2018.

“Little Dark Age” marks a sinister departure from the band’s well-known numbers like “Time To Pretend” or “Kids.” Still, it maintains some semblances of pop, in a seemingly candid, illustrious fashion. The tune flourishes in its chorus, “If you get out of bed/ And find me standing all alone/ Open-eyed/ Burn the page/ My little dark age.”

Little Dark Age will mark MGMT’s first album since their 2013 self-titled. Speaking with Beats 1 radio’s Zane Lowe, the duo detailed the recording process, “We felt like we had reached a flow, it was the sort of chemistry, the kind of magic feeling we had when we started the band.”

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WATCH: Kölsch performs a grandiose sunset set atop the Eiffel Tower

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DJ Snake just might have started a trend amongst DJs, as Danish house and techno producer Kölsch is the latest electronic artist to perform atop a Parisian landmark. Rather than performing on the Arc de Triomphe, as DJ Snake did early in September, Kölsch took his music to new heights with a set on the Eiffel Tower.

Fresh off the release of his eerily evocative, autobiographical album 1989, the artist delved into his brand new and incredibly spectacular emotive tunes only to be rightfully met with a stunning sunset. The view of the city was streamed live courtesy of Cercle, a platform that curates magnificent sets in peculiar places.

The legendary performance also kicks off Kölsch’s tour. If this show serves as any indication, it’s one not to be missed.
Kölsch Tour Dates:

Oct 20 Awakenings ADE, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 21 ADE Audio Obscura x Spectrum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 27 Miami, USA Heart
Oct 28 Montreal, Canada La Bacchanale
Oct 31 San Francisco, USA Audio
Nov 3 Cordoba, Argentina BNP Club
Nov 4 Valinhos, S.P, Brasil Laroc – Sunset Club
Nov 5 Buenos Aires, Argentina Oasis
Nov 9 London, UK Fabric (Live Show)
Nov 10 Paris, France Faust
Nov 11 Berlin, Germany Panoramabar
Nov 16 Dublin, Ireland District 8
Nov 17 Cologne, Germany Gewölbe
Nov 18 Hasselt, Belgium Labyrinth
Nov 24 Milan, Italy Volt
Nov 26 Glasgow, UK Sub Club
Dec 8 Melbourne, Australia Forum Theatre (Live show)
Dec 9 Sydney, Australia Greenwood (Live show)
Dec 15 New York, USA TBA
Dec 16 Los Angeles, USA Sound

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WATCH Billy Corgan Cover Grateful Dead “Box of Rain”

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“This is for Jerry, man…”

Billy Corgan recently kicked off a solo acoustic tour and played at Murmrr in Brooklyn this past weekend. On Sunday night’s show, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman took his turn at the Grateful Dead classic, “Box of Rain”, which we can now watch thanks to a trusty concert filmer.

Check out the video above.


Industry professionals reflect on the global digital music explosion in the East at IMS conference

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The International Music Summit held a conference to discuss the global digital music explosion in the East on September 21 and 22, specifically the rise of streaming and the scale of future income as China and Asia fully expand their music markets. The panel consisted of five keynote speakers and was moderated by Mark Lawrence who is the CEO of the Association for Electronic Music in the United Kingdom.

Five speakers were featured in this edition’s Asia-Pacific conference,  including ALOK, a Brazilian DJ, Bart Cools, Warner Music Groups executive vice president in global A&R marketing for dance music, industry executive Eric Reithler-Barros, Jessie Wang, international business director for NetEase Cloud Music in China, and Pyro Music CEO Spencer Tarring.

This specific conference was titled, The Digital Storm, and featured both Western and Eastern input on the booming music industry in China. This trend was reinforced by the China Electronic Music Market report presented on day two by Net Ease Cloud Music, which estimated 2.86 hundred million users of electronic music in China in 2017 and confirmed electronic music as the second most preferred genre amongst users in the country.

IMS has completed a successful fourth installment of its flagship event, IMS Asia-Pacific. The event, held in conjunction with A2LiVE and the STORM festival, brought together 700 leaders from the dance music industry from 24 countries for two days of panels, production and DJ workshops and after parties in Shanghai.


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Watch St. Vincent debut songs from her ‘Masseduction’ album

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Annie Clark, better known as the Oklahoma-born, Texas-raised guitarist and pop landscapist St. Vincent —who’s penned indie dance crossover tracks such as “Cruel,” “Cheerleader,” “The Strangers” and more — has a new album out Oct. 13. Dubbed Masseduction, the full-length marks Clark’s fifth studio album.

Prior to embarking on her “Fear the Future Tour,” the artist stopped at Hollywood’s Paramount studios for an exclusive Red Bull Music Academy performance and debuted an assemblage of new tracks off the record. Dazzling in her decorum, Clark sang in the first-person, “Hang on Me,” “Pills” and more, lyrically delving into modern romance, sexual power, loneliness, isolation, media saturation and the search for eternal youth throughout the night.

Recently, in the latest issue of Nylon, Clark discussed her recording process.

“The point is for the song to mean whatever it means to somebody else,” she said. “Some people have a real hang-up about being misunderstood. I don’t care. I would be concerned if someone was like, ‘Wow, she seems like a Holocaust denier.’ But racism, sexism or homophobia aside? I’m happy to be misunderstood. The record is full of sorrow, but the visual aspect of it is really absurd. I take the piss out of myself. The last tour I sat atop a pink throne, looking very imperious. This one will let people see that I have a sense of humor.”

Watch an array of videos from St Vincent’s dazzling performance below. Masseduction is out now via Loma Vista Recordings.

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Parookaville unveils official 2017 aftermovie

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Parookaville, Germany’s famed dance and electronic music festival, has released its official aftermovie. Boasting ten stages, more than 200 artists and 80,000 attendees across three days, the third edition of the annual gathering proved to be its largest and most exciting yet.

The 13-minute film ties together the best of Parookaville’s first-class offerings: a well-rounded roster, mouth-watering meals, thrilling carnival rides and games and friendships set to last a lifetime. Check out our photo album from Parookaville 2017 here.

Click here to pre-register for Parookaville’s 2018 edition.

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Justin Jay releases new album, ‘Ease Up’ music video

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Dirtybird tech-house veteran Justin Jay has his new album, Home, along with an accompanying self-made music video for track “Ease Up,” featuring Josh Taylor.This is Jay’s second studio album — a definite product of exploration for the accomplished 24-year-old, as it flirts with elements of Tame Impala-esque psych-rock and funk.

The playful video stars and was produced by shaggy-haired Jay and his friends. Its psychedelic tones/overtures and distortion effects keep it in theme with the vibrant song itself.

“Ease Up,” while perpetuating Jay’s tech-house tendencies–especially in the 4×4 beat and dissident, also features futuristic sampling and has a chromatic design that is unique to Jay’s early discography. The track also breathes a vintage texture, most audible in the distorted vocals and free-flowing guitar riffs.

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Hardwell and Afrojack keep festival season alive in new video for ‘Hands Up’

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While festival season may be winding down for most, Hardwell and Afrojack evidently still have the summer festival circuit in mind. The pair of superstar DJs’ highly-anticipated co-venture, “Hands Up,” is undoubtedly primed for main stages all over the world, and its official video only serves to heavily amplify the festival feels. As it goes, the collaboration came about when Hardwell ran into some plane trouble over the summer. Afrojack picked up his fellow dutchman and lifted him to his next show. In the meantime, the shared travel experience turned out to be a opportune moment for collaboration. The video comes together as a compiled batch of clips featuring the two veteran selectors sharing the stage and messing around in their coveted off-time, bringing the viewer right back to the summer swelter just as 2017 begins to wind down.

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WATCH: Emerging YouTuber Project Nightfall releases powerful new anthem + video

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Project Nightfall is a name that is more than likely going to sweep the pop & future bass scenes in the coming future. The emerging audiovisual talent, who’s carved out a niche thus far in the video world with cleverly-edited films that cover his life as an independent filmmaker.

After working arduously to make it out the United States to film, we see Project Nightfall entering a new realm: music video production. The Polish talent paired with two new music producers on the Los Angeles scene — Dropstadamus and Up High — to create an emotive visual backdrop to their new single, “Now I know.”

Emotive vocals are enhanced further by the video’s star character, who portrays a sense of longing through her facial expressions as somber lyrics about a crumbling world hum out in the background. Its mellow, future bass structure is one guaranteed to be palatable to contemporary EDM consumers, and paired with such a cinematic video, will likely be circulated through the masses. Indeed, the collaborators have quite the “project” blooming on their hands.


Feature photo taken from ‘Now I Know’s’ music video


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