Dada Life made their debut in Gainesville at Level nightclub September 17th as part of their Back to School tour. Unfortunately, the Swedish duo was missing Olle Cornéer due to medical issues, but that didn’t stop Stefan Engblom from putting on an unforgettable performance and bringing forth Dada Land in its entirety. With the release of Dada Life’s newest track “One Smile,” it was fitting that Stefan was in attendance as the song is based off his impeccable grin. Stefan was able to meet after the show and talk more about the tour over cheap champagne, bananas and a veggie platter. Because what kind of venue doesn’t provide a veggie platter anyway?
Just last month, Brooklyn-by-way-of-Miami resident Panic Bomber gave us a bumping bass line and sexy throwback underground vibe with his summer hit “Question." Now, he has decided to dive back into his old crate of records, only this time he's turned the clock back to that very special age of solid gold soul.
Pulling the vocals from the similarly named Flamingos’ hit, Panic Bomber transforms the soul classic into his own dark and meandering bass-pumping driver. Despite the synths and heavy percussion, PB keeps the original vocals, giving us that sense of nostalgia that we've come to love across his most recent releases. The verdict: Panic Bomber has once again delivered a hit best suited for bouncing off the walls of intimate lounges, house parties and big nightclubs alike.
It isn’t surprising that OWSLA‘s Nest HQ rising talent, Durante, has produced a track based off pure originality. “Slow Burn” officially released on Nest HQ September 15th combines sensual and bouncy beats that is sure to ignite therapeutic remedy or add serious flare to your grind playlist. Either which way, this track, featuring the melodic vocals of Chuck Ellis, is one sweet serenade that proves outright addicting.
Durante, fairly new to the L.A. scene, is without a question an artist to keep an eye on. Although “Slow Burn” may be the first of his productions to attract real credibility, Durante is no “noob” to creating masterpiece House tunes. The 21-year-old producer may be a rookie to Nest but has been producing tracks for years, leaving college in Florida to pursue his dream of music and produce full-time.
Listen here and prepare to be marveled at Durante’s rendition of what good love really is, a “slow burn.”
Earlier this year, Dude Skywalker released “Let’s Get It Perculatin,” a track that pays homage to the classic sounds of old school hip hop and 90s house, and immediately takes us back to the vibe of the notorious warehouse parties of yesteryear. Now, Dude Skywalker’s frontman Sam Plessett dons his ES.P alias and gives this nostalgic track a deeper twist.
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.
This is your chance to see him perform at Spybar, one of Chicago’s smaller and more intimate clubs where that’s about the joy of music and dancing above all else. This is sure to be an unforgettable night for any fan of genre-bending EDM.
Tickets are currently at an early bird price and will go up in price closer to the show.
What: Danny Tenaglia at Spybar
When: Saturday, September 6th, 10pm
Where: Spybar, 646 N Franklin St., Chicago, IL
HOT 97 Kingpin, Funk Flex and the #1 Stunna aka Bryan "Birdman," Williams, the CEO of Cash Money/Young Money Records, have joined forces to launch Stunnalife.com and the Stunnalife App. The Stunnalife destinations will be the official home of everything related to Cash Money/Young Money, including the mega label’s biggest artists like, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil' Wayne, PJ Morton and, Tyga.
Besides all artists on the roster; the app will also feature music, company information, news, and sports; which will be made easily accessible and available in one place for anticipated fans. "We have moved more than 500 million records worldwide since 1998, and we have decided to partner with Flex to move the company further in the digital arena," said Birdman concerning the partnership. Since the launch of his Inflexwetrust.com website in 2010, Flex, who is also the Creative Director of Digital of Emmis Communications, the owner of HOT 97, has constructed the site to accumulate three million visitors each month.
General Electric and super-producer Matthew Dear have teamed up to show off the limitlessness of music. The collaboration, which finds Dear exploring the GE labs and sampling over 1000 sounds around the facility, then displays Dear’s mastery, as he turns the collection of sounds into one full length single. The song, “Drop Science,” is a full-fledged electronic masterpiece, with all the makings of a club-ready hit record. The song is a wonder from every standpoint, displaying the hyper creativity of Dear, while experiencing the unconventional sounds which mesh perfectly together.
Check out the video below, and watch the process along with the electric final product of the creative collaboration.
Dutch superstar in the making, Nicky Romero, has DJ'd his way to the some of highest places in the EDM realm, breaking out with the viral hit "Toulouse," developing close knit associations with some of the biggest names of the moment from Avicii to Rihanna, & is set to rock the house at the main stage at the mega fest Electric Zoo, Friday, August 29th. We recently caught up with Nicky to talk about his process as a producer/DJ, playing drums at a young age, Chris Martin, as well as what the future has in store for him.
Boston’s weekly EDM Playground is happening again this Friday night! You won’t want to miss it since there is only one more EDM Playground happening before the summer ends!
Prime is located in the heart of downtown Boston, and since it’s renovations it has become one of Boston’s best weekend party spots. If you’re looking for a good time, Prime has a three story mega club club with a vodka bar, fine wines, beer, liquor, two large dance floors, and more.
With some of the hottest DJs and Producers gracing the stage at Prime, these last few weeks will be more exciting than ever at EDM Playground!
What: EDM Playground at Prime
When: Friday, August 29th, 10pm
Where: Prime, 295 Franklin St., Boston, MA