Groove Cruise, "the world's largest floating dance music festival," departs from Miami on January 28th in the New Year, and if a five day excursion upon the beautiful sea isn't enough to get you pumped, then the phase one artist line-up sure will. Already on the bill is Thomas Gold, ATB, Erik Morillo, Arty, and New World Punx. And that is just the beginning.
Well, this is shaping up to be quite the week for Above & Beyond. First, there's been the palpable anticipation of their sold out show at Madison Square Garden this Saturday, October 18th. Then, and this is big news, the group has officially announced the release of their third studio album, We Are All We Need, via Anjunabeats/Ultra Music on January 20th, 2015. The highly anticipated follow-up to 2011's Group Therapy is centered around the idea of human relationships and our emotional experiences, both of which shine through on 'Sticky Fingers' and 'Blue Sky Action,' as well as the album's title track, which is due out this Saturday. All three tracks will be available as "instant gratification" downloads starting October 18th for anyone who pre-orders the album. While the album's eye-catching artwork consists of the names of Above & Beyond themselves, their fans, and the album's contributors, the group has created an app where fans can recreate the hand print using their own names, and those of their friends and family as well.
First Porter Robinson, now Lemaitre! What is the world coming to? Just kidding, we're actually really excited to see another Astralwerks act making their late night television debut on NBC's "Last Call With Carson Daly." The electronic pop duo will be performing 'High Tide' off their new Singularity EP, and 'Continuum,' which was featured on Relativity 3. This must tune in television event comes right after wrapping up two back-to-back performances at Terminal 5 in New York City as part of Porter Robinson's Worlds live tour, which we can personally say was so much fun to watch.
Straight off his successful Let's Get Fucked Up Tour European tour, MAKJ is bringing the party over to North America. The premiere DJ will be hitting thirty cities throughout the fall and winter seasons, with NYC’s Webster Hall making the list on October 25th.
MAKJ trained under the talented eye of the late and great DJ AM, and all he learned sure shows in his work. The DJ has garnered a total of six Beatport Top 10 singles, and has collaborated with some of EDM's heaviest hitters such as Hardwell, Bassjackers, and Lil Jon. Insomuch, he has sold out entire tours, and played on some of the biggest stages at festivals like Ultra Music Festival, Coachella and Northern Lights Festival.
If Porter Robinson’s Worlds was to be the last live show we see all our lives, we wouldn't mind, because nothing and no one will ever live up to what took place Sunday night on Terminal 5’s stage, which was in one word, breathtaking. The second of two back-to back appearances at the venue, the show was something beyond explanation, a show one can only experience to understand. After two years of devotion came to fruition with his debut album Worlds, it seemed we had come to realize Porter’s vision. But to be able to see the album come to life through the creator's eyes reaches a whole new level, one where we leave behind any notion to understand our existence in the grand scheme of things, and travel to the farthest reaches of musical space. This is where Porter Robinson's vast landscapes of light and sound await.
Robert Scott of New Zealand's The Bats and The Clean has released an adventurous new video for his track, "Vertigo!" The power-pop tune comes as the second single off of his upcoming album, "The Green House," out via Flying Nun Records on November 11th, featuring three chickenhearted animated characters exploring arctic terrain. It's "Ice Age" on acid, and entirely entertaining with death-defying escapes and nail-biting close-calls. Check out the full video for "Vertigo" below!
How Kwamie Liv has flown under our radar until now is beyond us - we're kicking ourselves for not discovering her sooner! The Danish songstress' track "Comin' THRU" is a chill, Lana Del Rey-esque vocal blended with an M.I.A. style swagger, and the perfect tune to kick-off a hectic Monday. "Comin' THRU" offers us a glimpse into Liv's childhood as she croons, "Down on this street corner we make the rules / I don't know what you do, we go higher go higher / All the wind in our sail and it's pulling us through / We are fire, we are light, and we're never gonna hide..." Her reminiscing is tied together seamlessly with an infectious, bass-heavy chorus of, "Comin' through, comin' through / step aside, we're comin' through / Comin' through, comin' through / No such thing as no can do / Put your hands up..." Check out the track below, and keep watching for more Kwamie Liv – then put your hands up, because she’s comin’ through!
In a weird coincidence, we were just reading what Pete Tong had to say to Village Voice about the future of EDM and what feels like a "back-to-basics" movement from main stage sounds to the deep house underground when it hit us that 'This' is it, by which we mean Sander Van Doorn and Oliver Heldens' new single. Whether it's because they're both from Holland, or because they're both ingenious and pioneering producers, we'll never know. What we do know though, is that 'This' is something big, making it all the more deserving of a special back-to-back mix from the duo.
If the ruins of Las Vegas and Miami left in Tommy Trash's wake earlier this year weren't clear enough indications for you, nothing says "party" like getting "Trashed," which just so happens to be Tommy Trash's specialty. Together with Henry Fong and Wax Motif, two artists who are no strangers to tearing the club up, Tommy Trash has been on an absolute tirade around North America, bringing his "Trashed" events to some of the hottest spots around. The place to receive the "Trashed" treatment on this tour was Boston's Royale Nightclub, followed by Pacha in New York City, Soundgarden Hall in Philly, and a return trip to Miami for the first full lineup stop of the tour, all of which you can glimpse in the first part of the Trashed Tour recap above.
Hot lyrics alert! “Hold my body, hold my body, take it down low…I’m about to show you places that I really wanna go. You can show me baby, I’ll even show you mine, I know you want it, but you can take your time…” That little steamy tidbit is by Liv, a mere 20-year-old, and wordsmith of all things that can make you blush. More formally known as singer/songwriter/producer/ex-SoundGirl, Liv is premiering her debut solo track, “Come A Little Closer,” which will play with your senses and pulse in your mind for days; it's delectable. Check out the track below, and remember Liv’s name - if this debut is any indication, you won't be able to forget it.
Following the release of 'On My 1,2' Feat. Fred The Godson last month, D. Chamberz returns with the release of his new video single, 'My Timeline,' produced by TrakDealaz and directed by Michael Garcia Films. The Coney Island based emcee proves he has no time for small talk as he addresses the ongoing dispute between NY and Chicago surrounding drill music before responding to inquiries about his choice to not enter the battle rap arena as an emcee. The visual and track is a preview for D. Chamberz'
upcoming set, entitled, #WM2Back2Rap.