From EDM cruises like Holy Ship!, to the brand new Country Music Cruise, it seems like multiday music cruises are slowly starting to replace festivals for different musical genres worldwide. But who can blame them? Three straight days of sun, fun, dancing, all with a much more intimate feel than standard music festivals because of the limited capacities of a ship.
Next in the line is the Aventura Dance Cruise, back with its second year as a full time ship charter, the cruise sets sail from November 7th until the 10th from Miami. Join Latin Grammy-nominated Leslie Grace, vocalist José “El Canario” Alberto, and Latin chart-topping Venezuelan reggaeton duo, Chino y Nacho, for 72 full hours of world-class dance performances, over 60 dance workshops, and two private island Bahamas beach parties.
1. The Strokes - Last Nite
2. The White Stripes - Fell in Love With a Girl
3. Aerosmith - Jaded
4. U2 - Beautiful Day
5. Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Outta My Head
6. Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
7. Nelly - Ride Wit Me
8. Incubus - Drive
9. Three Doors Down - Kryptonie
10. Train - Drops of Jupiter
There’s not much known about Kid Arkade. A seemingly new and anonymous proposition to the world of electro, whoever they might be, clearly the folks over at Ultra Music seem to have faith in their rugged, riff heavy beats.
A sound reminiscent of acts like Justice and SebAstian, “Atlas Run” opens with thumping kicks, synths and piercing strings before it bumps with hard riffs and crunching, distorted bass. Whoever Kid Arkade may be…. They’re clearly here to make some noise.
Take a listen to the track down below, and don't blame us if you can't stop dancing!
G-Unit debuted their latest single, "Come Up," along with its visual today, August 21st. The release is the group's fifth single as well as their second video since their reunion back in June, following a reconciliation between G-Unit Records' front man, 50 Cent, and other members (with an exception to Lloyd Banks) Young Buck and Tony Yayo.
The track, which samples The Gap Band's classic 80s hit, "Outstanding," features nostalgic G Unit verses about stunting, hustling and entertaining women. Currently, the gangsta rap music collective is working on their third studio album; though no title, track list, or release date has been confirmed as of yet. In the mean time, go right ahead and enjoy the new visual and audio to "Come Up" while you wait.
Sun, sand, girls in skimpy clothing. Sounds like your typical EDM music video. But of course, nothing is ever ordinary with The Magician. 'Sunlight' is the newest song from The Magician and features the always incredible indie-electro-pop band, Years & Years. The name The Magician may not immediately jump out at you, but the Belgian producer was responsible for that Lykke Li remix of 'I Follow You,' that was endlessly played in clubs and DJ sets around the globe a few summers ago. Years & Years may be fairly new to the music scene, but they are definitely one of the most promising indie electronic acts we've ever seen, so be sure to check them out!
For our readers who may not know, could you tell us a little bit about yourself? Hi there, my name is Jake Furia. I'm a solo artist from Long Island, NY and I try to play every kind of music that I love. I play as an acoustic artist, a full band act and as a DJ. As the former frontman of Deadly Blessed, what inspired you to explore a solo career? My band broke up, [laughs]. I was actually recording some acoustic songs that I'd written a few months before that and people just really started enjoying them. After we broke up I just went right into it so I didn't have to stop playing. What's been the biggest challenge transitioning from a band to going solo? What's been the biggest reward? I haven't really encountered any challenges, it's great actually. With the whole transition it occurred to me that I can literally play whatever I want, which was great because in the last two years I've discovered so many kinds of music that I love that I'm happy I'm not sticking to a specific genre. How has the Long Island music scene influenced your sound? Oh, so blatantly, [laughs]. Long Island for like the last 20 years has been one of the biggest hubs for successful pop-punk, hardcore and alternative rock artists. As a solo artist, and especially with my backing band, The Be-Yourselves, that's what we've grown into writing. Do you have a set songwriting process? Kind of, there's definitely one thing that I keep in mind when I'm writing that's really helped me out. Specifically when I'm writing lyrics I try remember to write down EXACTLY what I want to say. I don't like to write for structure or rhyme scheme so much as I like to make the lyrics fit. Personally, what has music done for you? The same thing as it's been doing since I heard Jimmy Page rip it on "Whole Lotta Love" when I was about 14. Stuff gives me passion. Everybody has that thing in life that makes them feel real or whole inside and for me it's music. When I'm playing or even just listening to music, I know I'm in my right place. What's next for you? Next, I'm working on putting out a whole bunch of music to promote stuff I've been working on. This October I'm putting out my first official music video which will be the first thing to feature my full band, and from there I'll be working on more new music with The Be-Yourselves. Also, I'll be debuting a new EDM duo I'm in with a producer named Evan Schwartzman called 'Shotgun Styles' with new music coming soon. Thanks so much for taking the time to talk to me!
Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS, and now Tiesto. Four of the biggest names in EDM all put together into one remix, and the outcome is, of course, incredible. Tiesto puts a completely new spin on the chart topping, summertime festival hit, taking the remix in a direction we never would have really expected from Tiesto.
The remix premiered last night on BBC Radio 1 with Pete Tong, and has already managed to get nearly 100,000 played on Souncloud in one day. The Dutch producer has decided to take on some aspects of Melbourne bounce to deliver a remix that is sure to kill dancefloors all over the globe, and just proves that you don't become the third highest paid DJ in the entire world for nothing.
All of the remixes for 'Gold Skies' will be out via Spinnin' Records on September 8th. Check out the progressive version of the song with the Dubvision remix, which aired on Danny Howard's radio show on BBC Radio 1 last night.
Just earlier on this week, T.I. wrote an open letter response geared towards the police killing of Ferguson, Mo. teen, Michael Brown; as well as the volatile protests brought on as a reaction to Brown's murder by African-American Ferguson residents. Now, the Grand Hustle Records founder has put his disgust with police brutality, socio-political inequality and oppression inflicted upon blacks in the U.S.A on wax with new single, "New National Anthem" featuring female vocalist, Skyler Grey. On the poetic track, Tip expounds on the concept behind the statement made in his open letter where he chastises America for creating a monster (rebellious African-Americans) that refuses to be dismissed, overlooked and ignored. The Tommy Brown produced song is one of the confirmed tracks to be featured on T.I.'s upcoming ninth studio album, Paperwork: The Motion Picture, the first of a trilogy, which is scheduled to be released in September. Listen to "New National Anthem" below.
So frequently in the music business we see bands “comeback” from the dead, joining together once again to re-live the glory days of time gone by. But all too often these reunions feel forced, out of place, and just plain boring. But Champaign, Illinois based band Braid proves that it doesn’t always have to be this way with their first LP in 16 years No Coast.
Started by guitarist Bob Nanna, Braid features Chris Broach on vocals and guitar, Todd Bell on bass and Damon Atkinson on drums. The band became a fixture in the Chicago rock scene in the 1990s and moved in similar circles as American Football, Jawbreaker and The Smoking Popes. The versatile four-piece established themselves with their gritty guitars, heart-wrenching melodies and self-deprecatingly honest lyrics. Releasing three albums in a four-year span, Braid embarked on tours with the likes of Less Than Jake and The Get Up Kids.
When Ariana Grande announced her star studded album lineup, fans everywhere rejoiced while some critics still remained unable to take the former Nickolodean star seriously as more than just a simple tween pop star. We won't lie, even after hearing two different songs, 'Problems,' 'Best Mistake,' and 'Break Free,' we were pleasantly surprised but by no means excessively impressed....until now.
Ariana Grande has just premiered an additional four songs from upcoming sophomore album, My Everything, and they are all incredibly well-done pieces of music that we will certainly be keeping on repeat for the next weeks to come. The four tracks all feature Grande's stunning vocals and showcase her versatility of style, proving to haters everywhere that she has certainly matured into a serious musician. From the sultry 'Love Me Harder,' featuring R&B singer The Weeknd, to the two beautiful ballads 'A Little Bit Of Your Heart,' and 'Why Try,' we have officially become obsessed with Ariana Grande. 'Be My Baby' is definitely our favorite so far, with Grande taking Cashmere Cat's slightly unconventional electronic style and giving it her catchy pop flair.
After an impressive twenty-nine years of making music, and fifteen studio albums, Erasure is back with their sixteenth album, The Violet Fame. The English synthpop duo has also decided to release their first single, 'Elevation,' on September 15th, just one week before the album itself. The nine track 'Elevation' single will feature remixes from Grammy nominee and Guiness World Record holder, BT, as well as from producer/singer/songwriter Cutmore in addition to the various extended and live versions from Erasure themselves.