Livestyle‘s newest entertainment brand AMFAMFAMF helmed by tastemaker and music executive Gary Richards aka DESTRUCTO is brining All My Friends to Electric Zoo’s 10 Year anniversary. Look for the AMFAMFAMFstage takeover to be an extravaganza of what is cool and current in dance music. AMFAMFAMF drops into ELECTRIC ZOO: THE BIG 10 at Randall’s Island Park on Saturday, September 1 at the Hilltop Arena. DESTRUCTO-who comes to Electric Zoo in support of his latest release “F**king S**t Up” featuring Busta Rhymes-will be joined by fellow G-House mastermind Wax Motif, Dirtybird favorites Shiba San and Justin Martin, and trap duos Stooki Sound and Deux Twins. Look for a specially curated “All My Friends B2B Set” to close the night.
On their new release “Save Yourself,” The Chainsmokers and NGHTMRE demonstrate the magic that can happen when two prolific artists with radically different sounds bring their A-game to a collaboration. The track delivers NGHTMRE‘s signature heavy basslines and stabbing synths along with The Chainsmokers‘ high-energy production and penchant for catchy vocals; the result is a masterful exhibit of genre-bending music that’s guaranteed to be on heavy radio and festival rotation this season. “Save Yourself” is out on Sony Music/Disruptor Records, and The Chainsmokers and NGHTMRE couldn’t be more stoked to officially share it with their fans.
“Tyler(NGHTMRE) has been a good friend of ours for some time and we always talked about how great it would be to work together on a song. We have always been a huge fan of his style of producing and thought that if we came together on a song we could make something really unique and badass, and the idea of making something really gnarly was very appealing. We come from the dance world, those are our roots and we are really excited to release a song that is deeply rooted in that with NGHTMRE. We think our fans will be really excited about this one!” – say The Chainsmokers.
Fresh off of his recent Billboard Hot 100 Festival performance, NGHTMRE was looking forward to releasing the track after dropping it during several live sets.
“The guys and I had been talking about working on something together for a little while. I was excited to hear they wanted to create a heavier track with more of a festival vibe. Everything just came together so perfectly in the end and the track has been smashing in our live shows. Hope you guys like it as much as we do!”
Both NGHTMRE and The Chainsmokers have experienced monumental success in their relatively short careers, soaring to the upper echelon of dance music stardom. Through his meticulous, earth-shattering productions and equally electrifying live sets, NGHTMRE has earned his place as one of bass music’s most notable artists. Since 2015’s instant hit “Gud Vibrations,” (with SLANDER), he’s grown the Gud Vibrations brand to a multi-event series, selling out their boat party during Miami Music Week and launching their own festival in SoCal. Likewise, The Chainsmokers have become one of the most recognizable faces in electronic music, with a multitude of mega-hits, including their debut “Selfie” and radio gems “Closer,” “Paris,” and many more. We can’t wait to see what these artists come up with next as they continue to evolve and change the paradigm of modern dance music.
This year, DJ Mag celebrates their 25th anniversary of the Top 100 DJs poll, the definitive annual guide to the world’s most popular DJs, However, this year, they’ve partnered with UNICEF to give fans the opportunity to win a free trip for them and a friend to Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE).
The polling started in 1993 with a fresh faced 20 year old Carl Cox winning all the way to last years second win for Martin Garrix. It first launched as an editorial list to celebrate the 100th edition of DJ Mag, however, it was’t until 1997 that DJ Mag decided to make the Top 100 DJs a publicity-voted poll. Ever since the polling launched, there has only been 11 DJs crowned the official “World’s No. 1 DJ” including Carl Cox, Paul Oakenfold, Sasha, John Digweed, Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and Martin Garrix, who held last year’s no. 1 spot and was dubbed the youngest DJ to win.
Over the years, over 25 of the world’s most renowned female DJs have appeared in the poll, including Lisa Lashes, Sister Bliss, Magda, Nervo, Krewella, Alison Wonderland, Anne Savage, Sonique, Lottie and more.
In 2017, the Top 100 DJs Poll achieved a staggering 878 million combined social reach, featured genres ranging form house and big room EDM to techno and trance, as well as drum & bass, bass and hardstyle, with the inclusion of artists from countries as far and wide as Australia, South Africa, Brazil and China.
To vote for your favorite top 5 DJs, visit https://top100djsvote.djmag.com/.
How to enter the Top 100 DJ Competition:
DJ Mag will fly you and a friend out to Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) for four nights accommodation and all-access passes! You an enjoy performances, club nights and showcases from some of the world’s biggest DJs in one of Europe’s most exciting cities.
And it doesn’t stop there. On Saturday, October 21st, 2018, you’ll join DJ Mag in a VIP box at
Amsterdam Music Festival (AMF) for a perfect view of the Top 100 DJs Awards Ceremony! After
witnessing the crowning of The World’s No.1 DJ, you’ll be whisked backstage to meet the award winners before leaving with signed merchandise and an experience you’ll never forget!
This prize draw closes on Sunday, September 30th, at 9:00 PM (BST).
In their search for the world’s no.1 DJ, Top 100 DJs is working with UNICEF, the world’s no.1 organization for children, to build a safer world for every child.
Right now, millions of children are in danger. They’re facing violence, disease, hunger and the consequences of war and disaster. You have the power to save and change a child’s life. Today, by supporting UNICEF’s partnership with DJ Mag, you can protect a child in danger, transform their life and build a safer world for children. UNICEF keeps children safe when war or disaster strike. We provide life-saving food, clean water and vaccines. We protect children, giving them a safe place to laugh and play. We help children into school and give them the chance of a better future.
Last year the Top 100 DJs poll donated an amazing £30,000 to UNICEF and this year is set to surpass £50,000.
Click here to enter the contest: djmag.com/top100djsvip.
Gregor Demise is back and has whipped up a banging second EP titled, Things That Move. This explosive four-track EP ishowcases Gregor Demise a.k.a Matthew Ehinger’s unique and versatile sound. His tracks, “Lost Temper,” “Morph Me,” “Things That Move” and “Stillness In The Bottom” provide an eclectic and hair raising mixture of trap and dark electronic beats. Not afraid to experiment with his sound and unbound by genre, Gregor Demise’s EP will have the listener transported on a journey with an abundance variety of heavy claps, bass, brass synths and sick beats!
“Things That Move EP is a recognition of the intense and sometimes overwhelming emotions that we experience as humans – excitement with a sense of fear, sadness with a pang of guilt, anger sometimes without reason. These are the things that move within us, and these are the emotions that are woven into each song. I produced the songs during a particularly emotional time for me, and I let my own feelings guide the sound; they were my inspiration and my North Star.”
Although, relatively new onto the EDM scene, Chicago based DJ and Producer Gregor Demise is quickly on the rise with his dynamic beats and style. Gregor’s talented ear for music allows him to craft and create powerful works of art through music.
Gregor Demise is a cinematic electronic producer based out of Chicago, IL with a passion for creating dark, and intense musical compositions. As he grew up in Connecticut, Gregor collected musical experiences: he joined his church’s youth choir, formed a rock band in elementary school, and joined his middle school’s jazz ensemble. Ultimately, he fell in love with electronic music, which jump started his passion for creating music digitally. His biggest musical inspirations are producers such as KRANE, Troyboi, Alexander Lewis, and Deadmau5.
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SLANDER ventures into uncharted territory on their hardcore-meets-bass music track “Kneel Before Me” in collaboration with leading UK rock band, Asking Alexandria, and rising talent, Crankdat, on Monstercat/Sumerian Records. Opening with the notes of a sinister storm, “Kneel Before Me” evokes images of the Amazonian jungle during the apocalypse, filled with the sounds of the wild – grating mechanical synths intertwine with the shrieking of animals and growling basslines become one with the clap of thunder. SLANDER‘s cutting edge production style and Asking Alexandria‘s angst-ridden vocals give “Kneel Before Me” both emotional and dancefloor appeal, merging the best of heavy rock with the energetic and dynamic bass of dance music. The track has personal significance to SLANDER, as rock and hardcore music were the first genres they immersed themselves in as teenagers; they blasted bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Underoath, and Asking Alexandria themselves from their car speakers in their high school’s parking lot.
“This kind of music is in our core and is where a lot of our other tastes developed from, so if you can imagine how thrilled we were when Asking Alexandria agreed to be a part of our new song with Crankdat!” the duo said. “Our goal with this song was to make our own rendition of hardcore music with dubstep at its core, essentially bringing our musical roots into 2018! Hope you guys dig it!”
SLANDER has proven they are capable of so much more than a singular genre. Recently, the duo has been experimenting with an evolved, ever-changing sound on their original productions, proving their ability to produce both bass-heavy headbangers and emotionally stirring melodies. Pairing their multifaceted production with their charismatic stage presence, SLANDER has also made their brand “Gud Vibrations” with NGHTMRE into a bonafide lifestyle. In 2018 they sold out their Gud Vibrations Boat Party in less than 3 minutes during Miami Music Week, and the listenership of their collaborative Sirius XM radio show grows weekly.
In their own right, Asking Alexandria have earned their esteemed place in rock history by combining the innovation of modern active rock with the traditional attitude of the culture’s trailblazers. They’ve shared the stage with legendary artists Guns N’ Roses, Green Day, Alice In Chains, Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot and more, as well as played every major rock festival in the world and headlined sold out theater tours. Their singles “The Final Episode” and “Not the American Average” were both certified gold by the RIAA. The music videos for those two singles alone amassed over 100M views on YouTube. Their third full length album, From Death to Destiny (2013), shot to #1 on the Rock and Metal charts in the U.K. and cracked the Top 5 of the Billboard 200 in the United States upon its release. Rounding out the “Kneel Before Me” collaboration with an infusion of fresh, bass-heavy talent, Crankdat is an American DJ and producer who soon will be a household name. He’s experienced early success with releases such as “Reasons to Run,” “Lemme See U” with Ghastly, and his popular remix of San Holo‘s “Light.” Crankdat recently released a mix for Diplo & Friends‘ radio show, further solidifying his spot among dance music’s rising stars. Stay tuned as SLANDER, Asking Alexandria and Crankdat continue to break down genre boundaries!
Everyone’s favorite Vomitstep producer, Snails, is about to drop a remixed version of his debut album “The Shell” – and he’s given us a taste of the utter destruction to come with the release of Funtcase‘s remix of “Forever.” Funtcase rises to the challenge by incorporating a fresh dose of grimy, mechanical synths and face-melting basslines, which gives the producer’s legion of headbanging fans yet another reason to go absolutely wild during his notorious live sets.
“I loved writing this remix, the original I was playing for absolutely AGES before release, so I was happy when Snails said I could remix it…hope you enjoy,” stated Funtcase as he unleashes this monster remix to the public.
The “Forever” remix is out on Snails‘s Slugz Music and follows up the label’s much-anticipated first release “Shake the Ground” with Kill the Noise and Sullivan King & Jonah Kay last month.
For his part, Snails has been relatively close-lipped about who else will be featured on the remix album or its exact date of release, but rest assured it will be filled with the gut-wrenching bass and metal sound that has become an underground cult favorite. As for the first remix release, Snails gives it the Vomitstep stamp of approval.
“Funtcase‘s remix of ‘Forever‘ from my album ‘The Shell‘ is one of the biggest tracks in my set right now and seriously goes off every time,” he says. “I knew as soon as I sent him the stems, he would destroy it. I’ve been such a fan of his for a long time now and so stoked he put his own spin on this one and could be a part of the remix album.”
For the chance to hear the “Forever” remix in the flesh, head to Snails‘s Sluggtopia showcase at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre on October 5th, where Funtcase will play a special b2b set with Cookie Monsta. Rest assured, this is one you don’t want to miss!