Whethan turns Skrillex’s remix of ‘Sicko Mode’

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Whethan turns Skrillex’s remix of ‘Sicko Mode’Whethan Main Press Photo Credit Rennie

On November 28, Skrillex dropped a spontaneous remix of Travis Scott‘s “Sicko Mode” featuring Drake — a track that’s shaping up to be the hottest feature from his 2018 album, ASTROWORLD, currently sitting at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Likely to climb another spot, Skrillex’s five-minute rework made a large dent in the dance music world, one large enough to cause Whethan to flip the track just two days later.

Fans haven’t heard much from the Chicago-based producer since the release of his debut EP Life of a Wallflower Vol. 1. He recently wrapped up a historic fall tour and has some dates lined up for December. However, he clearly couldn’t resist the temptation, creating what he refers to as a “turn” of the original masterpiece. This “turn” is shorter in length and gets crazier as it progresses (considering the drop doesn’t hit until 2:45 in Skrillex’s version, but well worth the wait), yet maintains the original’s dub-heavy bassline with added effects and overall flare.

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Whethan exudes kinetic electronic energy on debut EP, ‘Life of a Wallflower Vol. 1’

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Whethan exudes kinetic electronic energy on debut EP, ‘Life of a Wallflower Vol. 1’Whethan Main Press Photo Credit Rennie

The formal release of his debut EP, Life of a Wallflower Vol. 1, grew Whethan‘s blossoming career as an electronic wunderkind into full bloom. The 19-year-old emblem of sonic versatility has progressively attracted and engaged an audience through a steady stream of singles and remixes, but offers listeners a a more robust look at his sound through the eight-track EP.

Unsurprisingly kinetic, given the broader context of Whethan’s catalogue, Life of a Wallflower Vol. 1 exudes a lighthearted vibrancy that radiates with particular brilliance on selections like HONNE feature, “Radar.” The EP rounds up previous singles, “Good Nights,” the smash “Superlove,” and “Be Like You,” for a sonic bouquet that sees several other cuts, like “Top Shelf” and “Be Like You” join the bunch. Guest highlights include vocals from Bipolar Sunshine, and additional contributions from Broods, Oh Wonder, and Mascolo. That the EP’s title concludes with “Vol. 1” can, for fans, only fortuitously indicate an ensuing installment to come at a later date.

 

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Good Morning Mix: Gorgon City dishes out house beats on new Cookout mix [Exclusive]

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Good Morning Mix: Gorgon City dishes out house beats on new Cookout mix [Exclusive]Gorgon City 1

Following a groovy disco mix from The Knocks, Sirius XM’s The Cookout enlists Gorgon City to go a bit deeper on the newest episode of its famed weekly mix series. With past episodes including Tchami, Malaa, Whethan, and more, things are set to literally “heat up” as the newly launched Diplo’s Revolution continues to develop its feature content.

The English duo is sure to include some of their latest jams, including select “Terrace Dub” reworks from their recently released Escape album and a remix of Weiss’ 2018 hit, “Feel My Needs.” They maintain the house-heavy vibes with a Lane 8 remix, Karma Kid & Fono’s recent collaboration “Clap Your Hands,” Rampa’s two-year-old “Necessity,” and other prime selections.

Gorgon City is currently on their Escape Live tour, with stops in Chicago, Toronto, Brooklyn, and more, rolling the train through February 2019. Head here for tickets and more info.

Tom Morello enlists Whethan and Portugal. The Man to honor Chris Cornell in ‘Every Step That I Take’

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Tom Morello enlists Whethan and Portugal. The Man to honor Chris Cornell in ‘Every Step That I Take’Tom Morello Whethan Portugal The Man Every Step That I Take

There comes a time when an artist must break out of their comfort zone and experiment in order to evolve artistically. That time has come for Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine fame, whose efforts adventuring into different musical realms has resulted in his upcoming, electronic-laced LP dubbed The Atlas Underground. It’s due for an October 12 release.

One of its singles comes from a melancholic place. “Every Step That I Take” sees him honoring his fallen Audioslave band mate and famed rocker Chris Cornell, who was reported to have taken his own life earlier in the year. Its lyrics subtly mention topics like depression, anxiety, and the struggle to “find the neon path.” Though it taps the expertise of bass sensation Whethan in producing its electro undertones, Morello and other collaborator Portugal. The Man ultimately exert a larger influence over the piece for a relatable, nuanced piece with a long guitar riff at the end that’s radio-friendly to its core. Of the record, the musician stated:

“‘Every Step That I Take’ is about how the dreams, and depression, and love and the lack of it on the emotional steps of the gallows are processed. It was a song written by myself and Matt Shultz from Cage the Elephant and Johnny [Gourley] from Portugal.The Man sings it and it’s just a beautiful song. One of my favorites on the record.”

Morello also joined with SAVE, an organization dedicated to suicide awareness and prevention. The Atlas Underground album will also include features by Steve Aoki, RZA, Pretty Lights, Knife Party, and more.

 

Coachella 2019 rumors ensue, with suspected headliners: Childish Gambino, Justin Timberlake, and Kanye West

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Coachella 2019 rumors ensue, with suspected headliners: Childish Gambino, Justin Timberlake, and Kanye WestCoachella 1

Unsurprisingly, over six months in advance, the eternally trendy Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is already garnering a swarm of rumors regarding its 2019 headliners.

The scoop comes from HITS Daily Double, as the outlet recently reported via anonymous, “informed sources” that the imminent installment (set to run April 12-21) will house headlining performances from Childish Gambino (Friday), Justin Timberlake (Saturday), and Kanye West (Sunday). The artists themselves have yet to comment on these claims.

Coachella 2018 proved particularly eventful, with notable performances from both Beyonce, who brought with her over 100 dancers onstage during her headlining set—in addition to a cameo from husband Jay-Z—and Whethan, the 19-year-old Boy Wonder of EDM, who personally flew out the yodeling boy internet sensation for a special guest performance, which quickly went viral on a sundry of social media channels.

Via: HITS Daily Double

 

Whethan locks listeners in on his ‘Radar’ with endearing new track

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Whethan locks listeners in on his ‘Radar’ with endearing new trackWhethan Radar 1

EDM boy wonder, Whethan, is at again. The 19-year-old is capping off a rich season of releases and touring with one last memento: “Radar,” featuring like-minded British duo, HONNE.

The genre-irreverent track is comprised of Whethan’s edifying nature and unfettered light in high supply. As the vocals tell a story of a lofty, enduring love, the production complements the sentiment, with whimsical piano and funked-out bass guitar plucks. A mass of flutters, stutters, and chirps permeate throughout the shimmery track, adding that categorical nuance which puts Whethan so resolutely in a league all his own.

At 19, Whethan has achieved success most producers spend lifetimes lusting after. His sound is deeply inspired by the rippling, feel-good accents of Louis The Child, who also happen to double as his best friends.

Good Morning Mix: Whethan sneaks new music into new Diplo & Friends guest mix

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Good Morning Mix: Whethan sneaks new music into new Diplo & Friends guest mixWhethan Diplo And Friends

Nineteen-year-old wunderkind Whethan is the latest artist to be featured on electronic powerhouse Diplo‘s Diplo & Friends radio show, and he wastes no time debuting new music at the kickoff of his hour-long mix. The catchy ID features future pop chords, and fans are speculating that the track may be released later this week.

Whethan is known for his performance versatility thanks to his ability to weave hip-hop into dubstep and then switch gears to chilling future bass tunes. This mix showcases just that, and listeners are taken on a sonic journey through Whethan’s own original releases, hip-hop tunes, and of course, some new Disclosure to get the mix started right. Anyone looking for a smooth mix to get their day going, look no further — Whethan’s got this covered.

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Whethan Hits Home With Stunning Remix of “Deja Vu” By Post Malone

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The young electronic prodigy that is Whethan is back with a brand new remix for us to enjoy. It’s of Post Malone and Justin Bieber’s hit song “Deja Vu”, trust me this is something you definitely want to hear. Simple but also a continuous flow of vibrant sound and rhythm, this remix enters the eardrums

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Whethan preps sun-drenched Orbit playlist ahead of Splash House 2018 [Exclusive]

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Whethan preps sun-drenched Orbit playlist ahead of Splash House 2018 [Exclusive]Whethan Press Photo 3 Credit Rennie 1

With a number of hit singles under his belt and a forever viral Coachella performance, Whethan is cruising through 2018 at a healthy speed. The most recent additions to his growing discography includes a bootleg of Clairo‘s “Pretty Girl” and a hit single with Oh Wonder entitled “Superlove,” which gained him fast traction for the launch of his “Life of a Wallflower” US tour.

Before he hits the road on September 13, the Chicago-born prodigy will take proctor a poolside party at Splash House‘s second weekend of 2018, a multi-venue festival-style event held at select resorts in Palm Springs. To compliment the upcoming performance, Whethan’s provided us with a selection of songs from his personal rotation that have summer vibes written all over them. The young beatmaker dished to DA regarding his new Orbit playlist,

“I’m super excited for Splash House. I’ve never played before, but I’ve seen videos and I’m looking forward to an exciting weekend. Here are a handful of songs to jam to this summer that I’ve personally had on repeat. Hope you enjoy.”

Whethan’s Orbit series contribution includes a diverse assortment of jams including old school Calvin Harris, the new heater from Childish Gambino, a track from upcoming English vocalist Jorja Smith, of course some music from Whethan himself, and more. This year’s Splash House commences on August 10 — fans can purchase their tickets here.

Tom Morello’s insane cast of collaborators on new solo album includes Knife Party, Basenectar, Pretty Lights, and more

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Tom Morello’s insane cast of collaborators on new solo album includes Knife Party, Basenectar, Pretty Lights, and moreKnife Party Tom Morello

Tom Morello, guitarist for Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, and Prophets of Rage, has gathered an insane, A-list group of rappers and dance producers for his upcoming new solo LP, The Atlas Underground, coming out October 12 via Mom + Pop Music. Collaborators on the project include Big Boi, Killer Mike, RZA, Steve Aoki, BassnectarPretty Lights, Herobust, Knife PartyWhethanVic Mensa, Gary Clark Jr., Portugal. The Man, and more. He’s already dropped two singles from the album: “Battle Sirens” featuring Knife Party and “We Don’t Need You” featuring Vic Mensa.

Morello told Lars Ulrich, drummer for Metallica, on his Beats 1 radio show, It’s Electric!, “I wanted to make a record that was the [Jimi] Hendrix of now,” which he described has three components: extraordinary guitar playing that falls outside the norm, creating radio songs that connected with a mass audience, and fashioning a new genre of music. The idea was to combine Morello’s analogue guitar sound with his favorite producers, rappers, musicians, and singers of today. Noting the shared DNA between electronica and metal after listening to Knife Party and Skrillex, Morello became illuminated to the idea of making a cross-genre project, and now in a few months it looks like it’ll finally materialize.  

The Atlas Underground Track List

1. Battle Sirens ft. Knife Party
2. Rabbit’s Revenge ft. Bassnectar, Big Boi, and Killer Mike
3. Every Step That I Take ft. Portugal. The Man and Whethan
4. We Don’t Need You ft. Vic Mensa
5. Find Another Way ft. Marcus Mumford
6. How Long ft. Steve Aoki and Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath
7. Lucky One ft. K.Flay
8. One Nation ft. Pretty Lights
9. Vigilante Nocturno ft. Carl Restivo
10. Where It’s At Ain’t What It Is ft. Gary Clark Jr. and Nico Stadi
11. Roadrunner ft. Leikeli47
12. Lead Poisoning ft. GZA, RZA, and Herobust

H/T: Rolling Stone