RL Grime announces debut Sable Valley tour: Research & Development

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When people think trap music, they think RL Grime.

Ever since Henry Steinway departed from his open-format moniker Clockwork in favor of the RL Grime banner, he has served as the paragon of heavy bass. With numerous genre-defining hits like “Core” and “Tell Me,” his anvil-drops are now the basis point for the genre, and in 2019 he’s using that universal reverence to help curate rising artists via his imprint Sable Valley.

At this point, the label only has less than ten official releases in its catalog, but Steinway just announced a tour that might give a glimpse into what’s coming in the near future for Sable Valley.

The tour is entitled Research & Development, and it features a series of well-known bass enthusiasts like Baauer, Whipped Cream, KITTENS, Boombox Cartel, and more. So far, seven dates are listed with three more stops currently under wraps. Denver, Brooklyn, Dallas, and Atlanta are locked in to see the Sable Valley crew, with more stops around the US very likely to be announced soon.

View the full roster and schedule for the Research & Development tour below. Tickets have yet to go on sale, but you can sign up for info on the official Sable Valley website

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WHIPPED CREAM and LICK release moody collaboration, ‘The Greatest’ [Stream]

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Rising artists WHIPPED CREAM and LICK collaborated for a deliciously dark release on Zeds Dead’s own Deadbeats imprint. “The Greatest,” is moody, sinister dubstep—gripping and explosive in nature.

“The Greatest” begins with ominous trumpet-like synths and works into a drum line drop, not before a chillingly deep vocal chop claims, ‘I’m the greatest.” The track only intensifies as it progresses, an irresistible trait of a headbanger’s delight. Primal and electrifying, LICK and WHIPPED CREAM’s joint effort is a declaration from both artists, staking their claim in dirty dub game.

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NMF Roundup: Mat Zo gets fired up with ‘Motivate,’ Lost Frequencies remixes Martin Garrix + 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.

Mat Zo has unleashed a brand new Mad Zoo compilation into the world, complete with a new original from the head honcho himself: “Motivate.” Lost Frequencies puts his spin on Martin Garrix, Macklemore, and Fall Out Boy’s “Summer Days,” and Whipped Cream and LICK team up for “The Greatest.” Cedric Gervais joins forces with MJ Cole and Freya Ridings on “Waking Up,” and MK takes on Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello’s “Find U Again.” BIJOU flexes his hefty house chops on “Floetry,” and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Daddy Yankee, Afro Bros, and Natti Natasha deliver a mega-collab called “Instagram.” Foxen remixes Gill Chang and glasscat on “One For You,” and Leandro Da Silva has released a take on Oliver Heldens, Devin and Nile Rodgers’ “Summer Lover.” Sick Individuals, Justin Prime, and Bymia team up for “Not Alone,” and Frank Walker delivers his cut of Kygo and Chelsea Cutler’s “Not Ok.” Don Diablo has remixed Zara Larsson’s “All the Time,” and MOTi and Riggi & Piros collaborate on “Habibi.”

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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Voodoo brings electronic to New Orleans with Bassnectar, REZZ, ZHU, Jai Wolf, Peekaboo + more

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Another installment of New Orleans festival Voodoo has officially arrived, bringing 65-plus acts across diverse genres together for one jam-packed Halloween weekend. Taking place in New Orleans’ City Park on the Festival Grounds during weekend of October 25-27, the music and arts experience has attracted more than 2000 artists to play since its 1999 debut. Voodoo’s programming traditionally focused on rock and punk artists, having hosted Marilyn Manson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Duran Duran, Nine Inch Nails—to name a few. However, over the past years Voodoo Fest has notably expanded their roster to an eclectic curation of genres; electronic has undeniably crept in as a prominent one.

This year, Voodoo welcomes headliners Guns N’ Roses, Post Malone, and Beck while simultaneously featuring big electronic acts including Bassnectar, ZHU, REZZ, The Glitch Mob, Big Gigantic, and more. Newcomers disrupting the scene like WHIPPED CREAM, Elohim, Peekaboo, and k?d also grace the lineup.

GA three-day tickets start at $140 and go on sale at 10 a.m. CST June 6. See the full lineup below and purchase tickets here.

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Listen to WHIPPED CREAM’s stunning set at EDC’s Circuit Grounds

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Closing out a stage at EDC Las Vegas is an intimidating task for any artist, but the burgeoning WHIPPED CREAM did so with ease. The Canadian-born bass artist held nothing back as she took the festival’s Circuit Grounds stage for its final run, giving onlookers a final, enormous burst of energy with cuts like Gesaffelstein‘s “Pursuit,” Skrillex‘ remix of “Humble” by Kendrick Lamar, the RL Grime/What So Not classic “Tell Me,” and an array of her own originals. The set riled the crowd and instantly became a cult favorite among EDC goers, and now the cult favorite performance has been releases exclusively on Apple Music for all to hear and relive.

WHIPPED CREAM has seen skyrocketing success in recent years. After five years cutting her teeth on the circuit, the past couple have seen her taking the stage at mega festivals like Ultra Miami, Shambhala, and Lollapalooza all while selling out tour stops across North America. On the musical front, her recent re-work of ZHU’s “Desert Woman” ended up becoming a huge hit, while she also received widespread support for her second record on Mad Decent, “Time.” She’s established herself as a key talent to watch as she continues her ascension into the top ranks of bass music.

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WHIPPED CREAM continues to impress with her second Mad Decent release of the year, ‘Time’

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Following the dark and cinematic “You Wanted It,” WHIPPED CREAM flexes another twisted soundscape, “Time,” with the soothing heavy-hitting bass rumbling alongside DeathbyRomy’s ethereal vocals. The hauntingly beautiful track has been released on Diplo‘s Mad Decent imprint. Through orchestral chord progressions, menacing harmonies, and complex drum rhythms, WHIPPED CREAM continues to push her production talents toward the edge.

“‘Time’ is a record that was created to make you feel something,” WHIPPED CREAM said of her new track in a release. “When I sent Romy the record I told her to write something as if you were trying to change the world. She came back with these lyrics that sent chills all over my body. We hopped in the studio a short time after and she absolutely bodied the song. Such a joy to work with a vocalist who can complete your vision.”

NMF Roundup: Tame Impala returns, JOYRYDE teams up with GOLD, Gorgon City deliver ‘Delicious’ + 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.

Tame Impala returns for the first release since 2015’s Currents with the appropriately titled “Patience.” JOYRYDE continues to show 2019 is his year with the release of “YUCK” with GOLD, and Dabin reveals his sophomore album, Wild Youth, featuring tracks like “Home” with Essenger. Gorgon City deliver the tasty “Delicious,” and Illenium teams up with Kameron Alexander for the soulful “Pray.” Tiësto kicks off NMF with a bouncy big room number, “Can You Feel It,” and Blasterjaxx tap Jack Wilby for “Super Friends.” DJ Snake and Eptic take us to the “SouthSide” with their new bass-heavy collaboration, and Kölsch and Sasha deliver a meditative joint effort, “The Lights.” Zedd reveals a remix pack for “365” and Whipped Cream warps listeners’ eardrums on “Time.” Delta Heavy and Muzzy join forces for s hefty drum & bass tune, “Revenge.” Sofi Tukker paint a relaxing soundscape in “Fantasy,” and Lost Kings unveil a remix pack for “Don’t Kill My High,” which includes a rock-inspired take from Sullivan King. SNBRN gets ready for warm weather with “Feel My Love” and Maya Jane Coles takes on Hozier in her latest remix.

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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WHIPPED CREAM drops heavy remix of ZHU’s ‘Desert Woman’

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Electronic artist WHIPPED CREAM has been defining her status as one of the top-tier talents to watch out for in 2019, and her most recent remix of ZHU‘s “Desert Woman” shows she has no sign of stopping. Drawing early inspiration from the likes of Boys Noize, Dog Blood, Eprom, Baauer and others, WHIPPED CREAM has been making major moves in the past few years including signing to Prodigy Artists —home to JOYRYDE, SLANDER, and NGHTMRE— and a string of music releases including her Persistence EP

WHIPPED CREAM’s remix fleshes out a sinister revamp of ZHU’s track with a hard-hitting drop that gives it all. Building up with slowed-down vocals, intense reverb, and percussive shakers, the artist delivers a frenzied, multifaceted remix with a perfect balance of glitch and punchy bass that refuses to be anything close to formulaic. Transforming a track like “Desert Woman” into an unrecognizable listen is no piece of cake, but WHIPPED CREAM’s depth as a producer continues to prove no boundaries to her evolving trap sound.

WHIPPED CREAM shows her dark side with new single, ‘You Wanted It’

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Vancouver Island-based producer WHIPPED CREAM displays her flair for the dark side with her newest single, “You Wanted It.” Inspired by her personal life, the track is ominous yet energizing, and it’s the perfect representation of WHIPPED CREAM’s hard-hitting style.

The track itself features cinematic soundscapes and her own vocals. The build is nothing short of soul-grabbing with heavy bass notes coupled with intense staccato chanting that envelop the listener. The producer spoke about her motivation behind creating the track in an official release, stating, “‘You Wanted It’ is about the memory of someone who is toxic still lingering in my mind. It’s a song to myself. I wanted it…but not anymore.”

“You Wanted It” is the beginning of a big year for the producer, and it’s out now via Mad Decent.

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NMF Roundup: Medasin returns with ‘Mr. Skitters,’ i_o teams up with Tommy Trash, Feed Me releases first single from new album + 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.

Above & Beyond kick off New Music Friday in fine fashion with their new single, “Distorted Truth.” Tommy Trash and i_o unleash their much-anticipated collaboration, “Let Me Go,” and Medasin returns with his first original of 2019, “Mr. Skitters.” Diplo and Octavian make an impeccable team on “New Shapes,” as do Feed Me and Rosie Doonan on “Feel Love.” Hardwell and Dannic unveil “Chase The Sun,” and Au5 rounds out his two-track Energize EP with “Activate.” The Chainsmokers bring another pop-inspired number via “Who Do You Love” with 5 Seconds of Summer, and David Guetta, Brooks, and Loote gear up for festival season with “Better When You’re Gone.” Quintino can’t be brought down in his new single, and Pixel Terror return to Monstercat with “Ultima.” Tisoki delivers a fresh remix of Party Favor‘s “Blame,” and Jay Hardway takes off into the atmosphere with “Aliens.” R3HAB joins forces with Icona Pop for “This Is How We Party,” and Darude and Sebastian Rejman craft a euphoric dance number in “Release Me.”

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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