It's here, the newest single from Keys N Krates, 'Understand Why'. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, the group has released the single just in time for the September 18th start of their Every Nite tour, although they have making waves across the nation with their widely popular, "Are We Faded".
Few musicians in dance music today can say that they've been touring the world over since the mid-nineties. Fewer still can say that they've done it as successfully, while still finding time to write and produce music that has consistently and continuously helped alter and shift the state of the industry in new and exciting ways. Highly ranked among those select few lie Cosmic Gate, the combined moniker of two of the most talented and like-minded artists to have ever walked the Earth.
From the first days of the 'Wake Your Mind' phenomenon, to the very recent release of their latest album, Start To Feel, the duo of Nic Chagall and DJ Bossi have been on a meteoric ride around the galaxy the comprises electronic dance music as we know it, blazing their way past the brightest lights and darkest pits of the industry, forever in search of the sounds that will invoke in their fans the deepest emotions and greatest wonder. Anyone who's had the pleasure of listening to their newest album, knows they've certainly succeeded, but they are by no means stopping there. Having just wrapped up the North American leg of their 'Start To Feel' tour, Cosmic Gate took a brief moment of their time during their visit to New York City for Electric Zoo 2014 to chew the fat with us about tour life, music love, and how they really feel about EDM today.
Time Warp Festival is celebrating its twentieth anniversary of being a defining feature of the international techno landscape. They’ve launched such techno names as John Digweed and Richie Hawtin and their constantly-changing set up makes for unforgettable, one-of-a-kind weekend.
If you’ve never been able to hit up one of their iconic events in Italy, Holland, Vienna, or Prague, they’ve decided to pop the cork on their China anniversary by bringing the party over here. Their first ever show in North America will be right here in NYC.
Polish prodigy Bastian Salbart is back with a brand new track, “Kill for the Thrill,” via Be Yourself Music/High Contrast Recordings! Appropriately named, “Kill for the Thrill” starts off kind of creepy, with a sinister trance beat that makes your pulse race. As soon as the minute-mark hits, Salbart delivers a drop like no other, woven with airy, contrasting vocals. It’s terrifyingly awesome! Check out the full track below!
Wasting little to no time following his shocking "!" EP, Rusko comes back with another mind-blowing, genre-bending release through Universal/FMLY Records, the second installment in his three-part series, "!" Volume 2. Adding six new tracks to the four previously released game-changers, Rusko continues to experiment with sounds both outside the standards of mainstream dance music at large, and the precedents set in place by his own past releases, ultimately producing a well-rounded follow up to the "!" EP, with even more skill and style than before.
SKisM's Never Say Die imprint has pushed together the production talents of Habstrakt & Megalodon for their latest release. “The Storm” EP reunites the “40 Cows” duo over four tracks of well-executed, face melting dubstep.
Chest rattling bass is the order of the day across all tracks on the collection: from the atmospheric “Revenge”, the percussive, stepping grooves of “Riddim101” (the highlight of the EP) to the thumping, riff laden “Yabba Dabs”, “The Storm” is a collection of gutter sounding yet precisely produced 140bpm bass music that the folks over at Never Say Die excel in.
“The Storm” is out now so head here to grab your copy.
With only weeks left before the release of Neon Future I, the highly anticipated first installment of Steve Aoki's two part album endeavor, on September 30th, the release of 'Get Me Outta Here' comes as a welcome relief for the time we have left to wait. Heralding the things to come from Steve Aoki's prolific new album at the end of the month, the lyrics "I feel a storm is somewhere near" are heard sung on Steve Aokii's cosmic collaboration with Flux Pavilion, adding an air of haunting mystery to the dazzling synths and laser blasts of bass that reign supreme in this galactic track.
Armed with a bass-heavy electronic EP this week is Trumpdisco - an Australian producer who is quietly stamping his individuality onto the scene. Entitled ‘THIRD," this three-track collection is a remarkable body of work, adding grit and beat-driven groove to his underground-inspired sound.
The collection was released as a double effort from Vicious Recordings and No Tomorrow, both labels renowned for their diversity across the dance music spectrum. The standout track here is ‘Ill Still’, with its syncopated snippets of rhythm and brusque drum claps. ‘High Silence’ fulfills a darker sound while ‘Outworld’ is a head-nodder through its surly groove and judders of melody.
It's been a great year for Maroon 5! Thanks to über positive reception garnered from their debut album, V, M5 has claimed the no.1 spot with their fifth LP on Billboard's Top 100 for the first time.
With 'Maps,' their lead single still in heavy rotation on radio airwaves and returning to the the Top 10 on the Top 100, M5 has managed to beat out younger acts who are also heavyweight competitors including, Ariana Grande, whom they bumped out off of the top of the charts with her debut album My Everything, Jeezy, Meghan Trainor, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea.
What a way to begin to close out 2014! And let's not forget the group's international 'V Tour' that kicked off today, September 11th and will carry on until the end of spring, 2015.
Get ready to go see Stevie Wonder perform all of your favorite hits from his 1976 Motown classic album, Songs in the Key of Life, on his upcoming 'Songs in the Key of Life Tour,' set to commence on November 6th in New York's MSG, and, conclude in Oakland, Calif.'s Oracle Arena on December 5th.
The tour will not mark the first time that the iconic singer and pianist has re-enacted tunes from his signature double-album before an audience. In 2013, Wonder performed the entire Songs in the Key of Life project on his 18th annual 'House Full of Toys' holiday benefit live at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre.