The main takeaway from The Chainsmokers and Illenium‘s most recent YouTube activity? Their collaboration of the same name is on the way.
A short, 15-second clip billed as the Official Video Teaser for the track surfaced on Columbia Records’ YouTube page on July 18, effectively drumming up anticipation for the forthcoming release. The camera follows Andrew Taggart, Illenium, and the single’s featured vocalist, Lennon Stella, as they tread the area that surrounds New York City’s recently erected landmark, Vessel, and weave their way through the multi-tiered structure. Heavily pored over on Instagram, Vessel opened in March of 2019 and was established as part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project. The locale provides a fitting backdrop for what will invariably become a resounding radio-acquainted release.
Fresh off the heels of two ultra-satisfying setlist-tools-turned-official-releases, Skrillex has turned in a new visual feature to accompany one of his new Show Tracks, “Mumbai Power.” The video is a collection of clips from the road, from stadiums to street corners, festival stages to plane cabins, with a gang of Skrillex’s friends following him on his adventures across the world.
Kenny Beats, Porter Robinson, longtime touring teammate Team EZY, Mija, recent collaborators Kelsey Lu and Troyboi, and even Loki, all make appearances in the new visual cut. Fans and social media followers will surely recognize snippets of the globetrotting superstar and his crew throughout the video, recapping appearances in Japan, Korea, and India to the highly repeatable “Mumbai Power.”
In one of the most easily over-shadowed media drop in Phish‘s history, the band put out a stellar version of “Simple” from the Bangor, Maine Night Two show earlier this summer on their YouTube channel. Then this morning, they “premiered” their version of the “Ruby Waves” jam that appeared at Alpine Valley which is the […]
“This Bob Weir-John Barlow song was only in the Dead’s repertoire for four years, but it was a terrific first set addition, played in several arrangements, sometimes with a drumming introduction, and sometimes with the entire band coming in for a grand intro. I saw this at four of the first six shows I attended, […]
Phish finished up their Alpine Valley run and their summer tour with one of the biggest jams of their careers, a 38 minute version of “Ruby Waves.” Highlighting a recent written re-written tune that Trey Anastasio brought to his side project Ghosts of the Forest, Trey’s other band Phish has given the song a few […]
Chance The Rapper has been teasing the long-awaited follow up to 2016’s Grammy Award-winning mixtapeColoring Bookfor the better part of the year, though he’s largely kept the LP’s details close to the vest. Without much more info than the fact that the collection is being marketed as Chance’s debut album (his first three releases were all mixtapes), and that it would be landing sometime in July, the Chicago-native emcee has kept the hip-hop world eagerly at the edge of its seat for most of 2019. Now, following an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon that aired on July 16, Chano has revealed the record’s name, artwork design, and official release date.
— Chance The Rapper Album in July (@chancetherapper) July 17, 2019
The Big Day will land on July 26, and the album is available for pre-order here. It is worth noting this is the first time Chance The Rapper has ever sold a project—his first three mixtapes were given away as freebies. Now, with The Big Day‘s release date officially revealed, the wait is nearly over for one of the most anticipated LP’s of the year.
Madeon has spent the past few years laying low, but 2019 has seen the producer return in full force. After releasing a surprise single, “All My Friends,” which received wide acclaim from fellow dance music producers and fans alike, he launched his own radio show on Beats 1 and a subsequent single, “Dream Dream Dream.” The surprises continue with the French producer now teasing a new music video that he thought of the idea for and spontaneously decided to shoot. He announced the video a day before its debut via Twitter.
The video made its debut on July 17, featuring a sea of bright colors, trippy lighting effects, and shots of the producer wandering through fields. Its over-saturated hues and psychedelic editing effects fit perfectly with the easygoing atmosphere created by the May 31 single.
Swedish House Mafia has mastered the art of keeping fans on their toes, with plenty of teases long before material gains official release. Ultra Europe saw a continuation of this trend after the trio previewed a new rumored collaboration with A$AP Rocky. At its core, the track leans hip-hop, showcasing a new direction from the Mafia. The trio played the release for two minutes before dipping back into their canon of electronic hits.
Trending hashtag #JusticeforRocky took over the stage LEDs as the trio crowd-tested the new joint, which is rumored to be titled “Frankenstein.” A$AP has been incarcerated in Sweden following the rapper’s involvement in a physical altercation two weeks ago. It was after headlines broke about the rappers’ incarceration that Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso started teasing the forthcoming collaboration via social media channels. A release date for “Frankenstein” is yet to be announced, but as Swedish House Mafia continues to tease new music during their live performances, fans can only hope that the music sees the light of day soon.
TroyBoi is slowing down his relentless release machine for no one. The prolific and ever-worldly producer has remained one of the most enduring presences not only in his chosen trap lane, but on the electronic music highway at large.
The London-bred “Afterhours” producer set the interwebs ablaze last month when Skrillex summoned him for an explosive, collaborative OWSLA single, “WARLORDZ.” But now it seems the single was a harbinger of sorts for TroyBoi’s next synergistic, Skrillex-sponsored release. Entitled V!BEZ, Vol. 3, TroyBoi’s forthcoming EP will land on the hallowed OWSLA haven July 26.
In addition to the full tracklist, Troyboi has also shared a new single, “PAPI CHULO,” as a precursor to the impending project. The song is a sexy, sauntering emblem of TroyBoi’s wildly texturized, beat-banging brand of experimental trap. The latin-inspired track arrives hand-in-hand with a smoldering new music video, illuminating the underbelly of Miami’s nightlife culture.
Over the years, bass king Virtual Riot has shown his versatility in both music production—having dabbled in most sub-genres—and a penchant for sound design, but he recently put on a display of talent which unveiled a completely different artistic side from his signature brutal dubstep and proved his artistic talent transcends just EDM. Fellow bass producer ill.Gates captured the Disciple alumni playing a stripped-down piano rendition of Skrillex‘s seminal “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” during a studio session break.
Virtual Riot and Skrillex have previously collaborated together, co-producing Poo Bear‘s track “Perdido” featuring J Balvin from Poo Bear Presents: Bearthday Music. The two also teamed up on a thundering remix of Skrillex’s Kingdom Hearts track with Utada Hikaru, “Face My Fears.” Skrillex dropped the unreleased remix during his Ultra Singapore set in June of this year. Watch Virtual Riot lay down chords in his acoustic cover below.