Described by Neon Gold as falling somewhere between Ellie Goulding and Lorde, yet superseding them both, 19-year old New Jersey native Halsey is the newest addition to the Astralwerks family, and her debut single 'Ghost' is just the first of many beautiful and brutally honest songs to come.
Provocatively dark yet unapologetically pop-like, Halsey's vocals take possession of 'Ghost,' and the listener as well, with such absolute lyrical purity, it's hard to believe this is just beginning for her. Astralwerks General Manager Glenn Mendlinger felt same way, saying, "It was love at first listen. We heard 'Ghost' and a few in-progress demo tracks on a Thursday afternoon and offered her a deal the very next day. It was clear from the outset that Halsey was a prodigious new talent we wanted to work with..."
Polish prodigy Bastian Salbart has gone to the dark side with his remix of "Gravity" by Sied van Riel feat. Alicia Madison! Better known as a producer of propulsive, high-energy bangers, Salbart took this one in another direction altogether, and the result is inspired. Multilayered synths accompany gentle guitars for a heavy-hitting build-up before dropping into a cataclysmic breakdown of epic proportions. Turn up your speakers and press play below!
With only 2 weeks left until the official release date of his debut album, Worlds, Porter Robinson has revealed yet another track off the album, and 'Flicker' is every bit as illuminating of his artistic individuality and integrity as the three singles that have preceded it. Premiered by Vogue on Monday, July 28th, 'Flicker' actually made its unofficial debut as part of Porter Robinson's 2-hour Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 earlier this summer, though few people, if any, knew what it was at the time.
It's almost time to take another ride with Gareth Emery in support of his latest album, Drive. During the final leg of this album tour, inspired by Emery's 3000 mile excursion along Old Route 66, Emery will drive to and from some of the shows, making a point to stop in many of the places he didn't hit earlier this year.
Even before any of the acts began their performance, Lemaitre showed their presence. As people began entering The Westway, some oohed at the duo’s light up three dimensional polygon that was already assembled on stage, some shouted out in excitement instantly recognizing Lemaitre’s signature icon, and a few others drunkenly yelled about how it was a secret alien robot come to destroy us all.
Tomboy welcomed the night with Sarah Aumont on vocals while her partner, William Shore, rocked a few different instruments throughout the course of the show. Though their set was quite short, only playing a few sets, they really managed to showcase their talent, getting the entire crowd to gently moving around to their tracks.
The first time is always the hardest. On July 11th, the Hudson Project debuted for its first weekend ever, and while the new and unique festival did suffer its fair share of issues and setbacks, there is still much to be said about what the Hudson Project did right, especially with regards to the music in attendance. No one gets anything perfectly right the first time, and even today, some of the biggest and most well established festivals in the world are still experiencing their own problems every now and again, so while the Hudson Project didn’t go exactly according to plan, it’s important to remember what we all went there for: the music. Excluding the third day of the festival, which was cut short as a result of inclement weather, the Hudson Project had a wide variety of acts and artists on its lineup, none of which disappointed us in the slightest.
Listen up Thomas Gold fans, because today is a very important day for two reasons. First, Thomas Gold's brand new track with Borgeous, 'Beast,' was released today, July 14th, on Spinnin Records. This monstrous single, which you can listen to below, first saw the light of day during Thomas Gold's set at EDC NY, and after teasing its way around the dance music community, its finally out and ready to take a bite out of unsuspecting listeners everywhere.
Take a good look at Project 46, because the next time you see their name, it'll be sitting pretty next to all of the greatest DJs and producers in the business. Easily recognized for their magnificently melodic style, Project 46 hold a well earned spot at the top of most everyone's list since having already collaborated with artists like Kaskade and Laidback Luke this early on in their career. With a solid foundation of releases to stand on, Project 46 have partnered with fellow Canadian producer BYNON to create 'Eyes,' the first infectious single from their forthcoming debut album on Ultra Music.
Rusko's new "!" EP is exactly the kind of fresh-faced fun dance music needs. After a year long hiatus from the scene, Rusko returns with a 5-track release that doesn't subscribe to any kind of genre specific label, but instead creates the most unlikely yet undeniably satisfying combinations of sound and style.
Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and, Ty Dolla $ign collaborate with producers, Kill The Noise and Madsonik on "Shell Shocked," a new single enlisted on the soundtrack for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film set to be debut in movie theaters, August 8th via Paramount Pictures and Nickolodeon Movies. On the track, Khalifa, J and Dolla $ign, who are all huge fans of TMNT, drop solid bars about the brotherhood shared by the anthropomorphic turtles, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael, as well as a warning to enemies that they are not to be messed with. The colorful lyric visual which commensurates with the timing of the lyrical flow delivered by Khalifa and his Taylor Gang crew, is directed by internet guru, Pizzaslime. The video, also illustrated by Baka and designed by John Hwang, displays animated illustrations of soaring pepperoni pizzas, turtles versus the world, orange Lamborghinis that embodies the personality of Michelangelo, and every other type of Ninja Turtle memorabilia that exudes turtle power. The single "Shell Shock," is currently available on iTunes for purchase. Check out the visual for "Shell Shocked" below.
M.I.A. fans have gotten a summer treat, as a collaboration between the rapper and frequent collaborators, The Partysquad, has hit the web. The song entitled, "Gold," is a short, but hyper energetic tune, which carries the same sound that made M.I.A.'s latest album, Matangi, a fan favorite.
The Dutch Duo behind the production that helped craft the sound of M.I.A.'s latest, continues to bolster their résumé with the release of their new 'Summer Mixtape,' and with the help of 'Gold' they are making their mark on the summer of 2014.
Stream 'Summer Mixtape' here, and check out "Gold" below.