Skream releases ‘Song For Olivia’, announces open-to-close tour

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Skream‘s latest “Song For Olivia” is pure euphoria. The disco-inspired tune, out now on Ministry of Sound, brims with nostalgia, uplifting listeners with soaring, retro synth harmonies and soothing bass. Not only does it put the producer’s roots on proud display, but it effectively captures the joy he clearly feels for Olivia, his youngest child that inspired the track’s title. It’s the perfect end-of-summer piece and quite the antithesis to “Otto’s Chant,” Skream’s last production with Michael Bibi. Quite the versatile artist, Oliver Jones is.

Alongside “Song For Olivia” comes news of the icon’s latest tour, which is shaping up to be one of his most expansive undertakings to date. The run consists entirely of open-to-close sets, and sees Skream embarking on a journey spanning from Poland to Los Angeles. See more information here.

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REZZ to put on VR concert for fans in addition to ‘Beyond The Senses’ tour

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REZZ riled her cult with a brand new EP announcement, Beyond The Senses, and its first single “Dark Age” just before EDC 2019 hit. As it turns out, new music wasn’t the only exciting news up her sleeve. She’ll soon be hitting the road on an extensive world tour by the same name—and throwing a virtual reality concert on top of that.

Beyond The Senses is perhaps REZZ’ most ambitious project to date, in a multimedia sense. Each of its tracks was made alongside a VR counterpart, courtesy of The Wave XR and Strangeloop. On July 23, each of the EP’s VR worlds will be brought together for a stream of the concert that any fan can join into/.

The rest of the Beyond The Senses tour includes several major festivals across the European circuit, in addition to stops in North America cities like San Francsisco, New York, and her iconic (and sold out) REZZ Rocks date. It kicks off on July 12, right in time for the EP release on July 24.

Tour Dates:

July 12, 2019 – Le Barcarès, France – Electrobeach Festival
July 13, 2019 – Dour, Belgium – Dour Festival
July 14, 2019 – Split, Croatia – Ultra Europe
August 23, 2019 – Nürburg, Germany – New Horizons Festival
August 24, 2019 – Daresbury, England – Creamfields
August 25, 2019 – London, UK – South West Four
September 22, 2019 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks
September 27, 2019 – Magna, UT – Great Saltair *
September 28, 2019 – Las Vegas, NV – Thomas and Mack Center *
October 11, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre *
October 12, 2019 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic *
October 18, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met *
October 31, 2019 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory *
November 8, 2019 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple *

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All Day I Dream’s world tour coincides with pensive new Essential Mix from Lee Burridge

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The first dates of All Day I Dream‘s world tour have been unveiled, kicking off yet another expansive year for the brand. Twenty-two dates have been announced across six countries so far, with more to be announced in the coming months. Lee Burridge‘s iconic day-into-night parties have become a global staple by now, enamoring international dance fans with dreamy house sounds and crafty décor. LA, London, Moscow, and San Francisco have been announced, in addition to the brand’s return to its residencies in Mykonos and Ibiza.

Just prior to the announcement, Burridge offered a preview of what to expect musically via a brand new Essential Mix; his first since 2016. Introspective, yet whimsical, the two-hour endeavor explores a myriad of new and unreleased records from in and out of the All Day I Dream catalog—including a new work from Lee himself. It epitomizes the sound he’s made into his own over the years.

 

LISTEN TO LEE’S ESSENTIAL MIX HERE

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Soulwax’s ‘Part of the Weekend Never Dies’ has been re-released

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After 10 years, Soulwax has re-released its 2008 documentary Part of the Weekend Never Dies for the first time in HD and for free on YouTube. The rockumentary follows the dance music pioneers on what seems to be a never-ending tour, during which they capture the evolution of a scene from 2005-2007 an alchemist’s golden age of music. The film captures Soulwax and their confidants bump and jam literally all over the world from Japan to Scandinavia, Europe to Australia, Brazil to the States, leaving spun minds and good times in their wake.

Like all great rockumentaries, Part of the Weekend Never Dies is honest and unflinching in its presentation of the band. Through one camera, they capture Soulwax evoking release in people through an unprecedented combination of dance and rock music. This human release isn’t always pretty, but it is always honest. The level of humor and chaos presented in this film is something worth seeing and even harder to look away from.

Part of the Weekend Never Dies features clarifying and fascinating interviews from an eclectic group of notable individuals and friends of the band. Tiga, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy and Nancy Whang, Klaxons, peaches, and Justice all speak to the ridiculous energy, desired remixes, and innovation Soulwax/2ManyDJs gave to the scene. It’s clear from the footage that these guys are rightfully godfathers of the dance scene. Through their live drum beats, musical innovation, and ability to keep going, Soulwax set the stage for how big dance music would become, which is probably why they were so impossible to follow. Their continued commercial success is also a testament to this. 

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Steve Aoki teams up with BAPE to release new merch line [See it]

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New Steve Aoki merch will arrive just in time for fall.

The “Lie To Me” producer’s latest merch release places Aoki in collaboration with BAPE, a Japanese streetwear brand founded in 1993 that offers items for men, women, and children. A nod to Aoki’s global tour, the line pairs a general neutral color palette with camouflage print.

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The designs are available on hoodies–offered in black and grey–and T-shirts–sold in white and black. All hoodies and T-shirts depict BAPE’s ape head logo enclosed within the “O” in “Aoki.”

Neither AOKI nor BAPE have formally disclosed the mini collection’s official launch date, but the line will presumably retail within the near future, given that Aoki’s tour will kick off in just a matter of days.

Photo Credit: @steveaoki/Instagram

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The Glitch Mob are set to embark on a pretty insane world tour with The Blade 2.0

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Following a prolonged hiatus, The Glitch Mob, LA-based trio Boreta (Justin Boreta), edIT (Edward Ma), and Ooah (Joshua Mayer), have returned refreshed and ready to take on a monumental 36-date world tour in 2018, including a slew of festival stops in North America.

Coming off the success of their 2014-2015 tour, featuring the distinctive custom stage creation dubbed The Blade, The Glitch Mob now announce The Blade 2.0, a meticulously designed offspring setup powered by Dell and suited to the sonic needs of the three members. Acting as an instrument in itself, with every part custom-made, The Blade 2.0 aims to break the disconnect between performer and the crowd to create a truly immersive experience. Everything has been flipped around so the crowd can see what the group are playing in real time. The custom stage is the work of pioneering set designer Martin Phillips — the man behind Daft Punk’s legendary Pyramid on their iconic Alive tour, who has also worked with Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails, and more.

If there’s anything The Glitch Mob is known for, it’s a fondness for not rushing great art. Still, fans are patiently awaiting the trio’s next album in the four years since their last LP, Love Death Immortality.

Los Angeles-based synth-pop artist Elohim and Montreal’s Anomalie will accompany the trio on tour for several dates. Tickets can be found on The Glitch Mob’s official website. Pre-sale tickets are available now using the code TGM2018. Public on-sale begins Friday, February 23, 2018.