Slander And RIOT Release “You Don’t Even Know Me”

Shortly after dropping their metal-dubstep track, “Kneel Before Me” with Asking Alexandria and Crankdat, Slander returns with another bass-heavy single, “You Don’t Even Know Me,” joined with up-and-coming Israeli duo, RIOT. After this latest release, Slander has proven that they are capable of so much more than a singular genre, creating tracks such as “Happy Now,” “Move Back” with WAVEDASH, and “Slow Motion” with Bret James.

Although RIOT is still young in the scene, they’ve been blazing through their own trails by reaching Beatport’s No. 1 in the dubstep, hip-hop and glitch charts six times. They’ve played with renowned DJs and producers such as Infected Mushroom, Borgore, Afrojack, Nicky Romero, Carnage and more, and recently curated their own festival brand, Riot Festival.

The vocal bass ballad is built upon cinematic melodies that plunge into a powerful drop with smooth, yet reverberating, baselines. “You Don’t Even Know Me,” which is out now on Monstercat, feels posing ant and slightly melancholy as the production is complemented by emotive vocals, a touch that turns the track from potential dance floor hit to a cathartic club experience. RIOT gives their signature touch of progressive melodies and heavy bass-lines on the track giving it that perfect energy to create an immediate impression and memory to last a lifetime for listeners. With the song’s fresh and transforming sound, Slander and RIOT have definitely created a timeless fan favorite.

BOYS NOIZE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “KILLER” FT. STEVEN A. CLARK

Today, Boys Noize (aka Alex Ridha) has revealed a cover of the legendary Adamski track “Killer”, featuring Steven A. Clark HERE. The accompanying video is a remake of the original video HERE (dir LIL INTERNET) and was shot at the very rare location c-base in Berlin, which is “the mother of all hackspaces”! The area where “Killer” was mostly filmed is called the “airlock” and they refer to themselves as a Space Station.

Alex and Steven bonded over the track while working on Steven A. Clark’s album Where Neon Goes To Die (prod. by Boys Noize), which came out earlier this month on September 7th. The original version, featuring Seal on vocals, was an acid house anthem on the European charts in 1989 – here Boys Noize’s industrial techno take gives the beats an extra punch. “Killer” is available on vinyl, with the instrumental version on the b-side. Direct link to vinyl HERE.

Boys Noize about the track: “Being a 90’s kid, I kind of grew up with this song which later became one of these tunes I’d play out at the end of the night. When I met Steven and heard his voice for the first time I immediately thought of that track and the idea of doing a cover version was born. It was initially just for fun, but it turned banging and lit the dancefloors wherever I’d drop it – so here I am sharing my industrial KILLER.”

Boys Noize has been spending time in the studio with artists Lady Gagaand 03 Greedo, in addition to production work for ASAP Rocky’s Testingalbum and RL Grime’s single “Pressure”, both released earlier this year. Boys Noize recently announced his fall North American tour, stopping in cities across the US from LA, Denver, New York to Atlanta and ending with sets on FriendShip – tickets available now at boysnoize.com.

Berlin-based producer/DJ Boys Noize runs his own label, Boysnoize Records, with Oi Oi Oi marking the full-length album debut of Alex Ridha. Other studio albums Power, Out of the Black feat. Snoop Dogg,Mayday featuring appearances by Hudson Mohawke, Danny Brown, Poliça, and Strictly Raw Vol 1 and 2 and more, followed, as well as countless EPs and vinyl only releases. Besides his own work, he’s done film scores for Oliver Stone’s Snowden, and “Alarm” for Who Am I for instance. On top of this, he has his own side project under the monikerElax, a collaborative group Dog Blood with SkrillexHandbraekes with Mr Oizo, and a project with Chilly Gonzales called Octave Mindsreleased an album including a Chance the Rapper feature.

Boys Noize US TOUR 2018:
Fri 10.26 – Seattle, WA @ FreakNight Wamu Theater
Sat 10.27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco
Wed 10.31 – San Francisco, CA @ Halcyon
Fri 11.2 – San Diego, CA @ Bang Bang
Sat 11.3 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom
Fri 11.9 – Boston, MA @ Royale
Sat 11.10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Hall at Avant Gardner
Fri 11.16 – Atlanta, GA @ District Nightclub
Sat 11.17 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Fri 11.23 – Chicago, IL @ Sound Bar
Sat 11.24 – Detroit, IL @ The Works
Fri 11.30 – Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities Underground
Sat 12.1 – Denver, CO @ Beta
Tue 12.11-15 – Miami, FL @ FriendShip 2018

Tickets available at www.boysnoize.com

RÜFÜS DU SOL SHARES THIRD SINGLE ‘LOST IN MY MIND’

One of the world’s most celebrated live electronic bands RÜFÜS DU SOL share the third offering, ‘Lost In My Mind’ from their forthcoming album ‘SOLACE’. Highlighted as one of the most ambitious and gritty tracks off the album, it is honoured today as Zane Lowe’s World Record with Apple Music Beats 1, and comes as the band grace the cover of September legendary dance music publication, Mixmag. ‘Lost In My Mind’ puts forth a pent up desire for escapism and a true grasp for analogue sound-design, confirming ‘SOLACE’ as the band’s most mature and thought provoking effort to date.

RÜFÜS DU SOL has spent the past year in Venice, California, writing and recording their third album, which is largely influenced by the dichotomy of the stark desert landscapes and beautiful coastline of California. It’s a fuller exploration of RÜFÜS DU SOL’s ever evolving musical spectrum, a deeper dive and a more intimate glimpse into both melancholy and transcendence.

“It feels like a new RÜFÜS. We are inspired by our new home out here, by the people we’ve met and the music we’ve heard along the way. We’ve got a refreshed sense of ambition and cannot wait to share our creation with the world.” RÜFÜS DU SOL

‘Lost In My Mind’ arrives in the midst of RÜFÜS DU SOL’s largest run of headlining live shows. The band just wrapped a triumphant run in Europe with sold-out shows at London’s O2 Forum and Manchester’s Club Academy. Heading out to embark on a US tour, the trio return back to Europe for a string of dates in late-November, early-December across Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London alongside Amsterdam, Paris, Cologne and Berlin. This news arrives alongside the much-anticipated release of the tracklist for the album ‘Solace’, outlining nine anthems sure to continue the journey set forth by ‘No Place’, ‘Underwater’, and ‘Lost In My Mind’.

TRACKLIST

  1. Treat You Better
  2. Eyes
  3. New Sky
  4. Lost In My Mind
  5. No Place
  6. All I’ve Got
  7. Underwater
  8. Solace
  9. Another Life

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES 
Nov 29TH – London – Printworks
Nov 30TH – Birmingham – The Mill
Dec 1ST – Glasgow – Queen Margaret Union
Dec 2ND – Manchester – Academy 2
Dec 5TH – Amsterdam – Melkweg
Dec 6TH – Paris – Le Trabendo
Dec 7TH – Cologne – Bürgerhaus Stollwerck
Dec 8TH – Berlin – Gretchen

Rüfüs Du Sol ‘Lost In My Mind’ is OUT NOW as Zane Lowe’s World Record. 

Duke & Jones x RØHAAN – Fade To Black

Duke & Jones have returned to Deadbeats for their collaboration with Røhaan, “Fade To Black”. The track deftly moves between a sultry pop vocal and an otherworldly trap drop that has been leveling music festivals all summer in the hands of artists like Zeds Dead, the Circus Records family, and Zedd. The first single from their forthcoming ep for Deadbeats, “Fade To Black” showcases a newer, more focused side of Duke & Jones who have been honing their skills with a steady rate of releases over the last 6 months.

Duke & Jones are one of hottest tipped artists rising in dance music today. This single follows releases on Circus Records and Deadbeats, and comes just ahead of their debut Deadbeats EP slated to drop in October of this year, as well as an upcoming remix for Interscope Records. Duke & Jones are also set to make their live UK Debut at the end of September at Ministry of Sound London as support for the Deadbeats Tour featuring Zeds Dead, Rusko, and DNMO.

As the brainchild of Zeds Dead, Deadbeats label recently released singles from Devault, DNMO, GG Magree, Hunter Siegel, an EP from 1788-L, and a critically lauded remix debut album from Shades entitled “In Praise of Darkness”. Forthcoming Deadbeats releases include SMLE, 1000volts, Chuurch, Space Jesus, DNMO’s debut EP, and a highly anticipated third installment of their We Are Deadbeats compilation series.

deadmau5 To Make Film Score Debut for Jonas Akerlund-Directed ‘Polar’

For a career that has creatively evolved over a decade with numerous record-breaking sold-out shows, platinum-selling original releases, multiple major music award-wins and event firsts, deadmau5one of the world’s most renowned electronic music producers and live performers–will add another prestigious accolade to his extensive list of accomplishments.  Today (September 18), Netflix and Constantin Film announce that deadmau5 is creating his first-ever film score for Polar, set for release next year.

Directed by renowned Swedish director and drummer Jonas Åkerlund with the screenplay written by Jayson Rothwell (Silent Night)Polar is based upon the Dark Horse action noir graphic novel Polar: Came From the Coldby Victor Santos.  The world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser, is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head to head with an army of younger, faster, ruthless killers who will stop at nothing to have him silenced.  The action, mystery and intrigue will be set entirely to a custom body of menacing productions by deadmau5.

The Constantin Film/Bolt Pictures co-production, in association with Dark Horse Entertainment stars Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One), Vanessa Hudgens (Spring Breakers, Beastly), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings)and Matt Lucas (Alice In Wonderland, Doctor Who, Little Britain).  It is produced by Constantin Film’s Robert Kulzer (Resident Evil franchise)Jeremy Bolt (Resident Evil franchise, Death Race)Hartley Gorenstein (Room) and is Executive Produced by Constantin Film’s Martin Moszkowicz, Mads Mikkelsen, and Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg.

Netflix will release the film globally in 2019, excluding Canada, Germany, and China where Constantin Film will be handling distribution.

Masayoshi Iimori Releases “Flow” via DJ Snake’s Premiere Classe

After having launched his label, Premiere Classe, earlier this year with “Whistle” by 4B and Teez, DJ Snake reveals a new single by Tokyo-based producer and DJ, Masayoshi Iimori with “Flow.” Using a heavily popular UK Grime sample appropriately named “Flow,” Iimori was influenced by traditional French Electro giving it a heart-pounding rush of energy and his very own personal touch of house music vibes.

“French Electro has always inspired me since I started making music. So when I heard from DJ Snake about releasing music on his label, I wanted to make a song that was inspired by traditional French Electro. I also really love the evolution of House music song and incorporated it into “Flow” I have a lot of unreleased songs, ideas, collabs and am even thinking about putting out an album. I want to share all of those for you guys as soon as possible. please check my info!” said Masayoshi Iimori.

The Tokyo-based producer released his debut EP “Break It” on Trekkie Trax and followed it up with releases on Mad Decent’s Good Enuff and Skrillex NEST HQ which lead way for Iimori to be one of the brightest up and coming electronic music producers in Japan. Since he started his music career, his productions have been supported by numerous international DJs like Diplo, Major Lazer, RL Grime, Porter Robinson, Mr. Oizo, Anna Lunoe, UZ, Ookay, Mr Carmack, Starro, and more. He’s had the privilege to share the stage with stars such as A-Trak, Yellow Claw, Alison Wonderland and Kill The Noise just to name a few.

Above & Beyond Releases New Single “Rocket Science” Ahead of ABGT300

Crafting a record that ignites festivals dancefloors worldwide? Well, it’s not brain surgery. It is, however, ‘Rocket Science’.

 

Debuted for 23 000 fans at the Gorge Amphitheater last September, Above & Beyond present their latest, inimitable formulation for dancefloor propulsion. Tweaked and tinkered in the rarefied air of their London studio, Anjunabeats Propulsion Labs predict the track will achieve the optimal angle for atmospheric re-entry on September 7.

 

‘Rocket Science’ will touch down in time for Jono, Tony and Paavo’s Group Therapy 300 weekend in Hong Kong. The main event at AsiaWorld-Expo will be broadcast live on Above & Beyond’s Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and Twitch with mainland China able to enjoy the livestream on Netease. FM Radio stations worldwide will carry the vibe to millions around the world. Get your tickets to ABGT 300 here.

 

Dance music… it’s not rocket science, unless it is.

Snails Shells Out A New Remix Album

The Vomitsquad is excited to hear even more bass-heavy music from their favorite DJ/producer, Snails. Just when we thought The Shell album couldn’t get any better, it just did. Snails recently dropped a new remix albumin Sept. 14th, giving a whole new spin to The Shell, making each song stand out on its own incredible way.

For The Shell: Remixes album, Snails invited some of the best bass/dubstep producers in the scene, and his fellow artists such as Kill The Noise, Virtual Riot, Funtcase, Space Jesus, Svdden Death and many others, to create their own spin on his debut LP. All fo them delivered their own interpretations of Snails’ original tracks off of the album, which originally released on Oct. 20th, 2017.

The entire 12-track album went cohesively together to give the listener a great experience, and now the remix album, which features 10 remixes, just turned it way up. Other producers such as Soltan, Kompany & Ivory, UBUR, Megalodon and Mastadon were invited by Snails to help create the large compilation of non-stop energy. These producers have been making a big name for themselves, pushing the boundaries of bass music with every single release.

The Canadian DJ has managed to rise above the pack with an unmistakable sound called “Vomitstep,” working tirelessly to provide his fans with dirty bass lines, trap rhythms and off-kilter sounds. He didn’t disappoint bass lovers by packing his album with shrill, abrasive wobbles, skittering percussion and explosive bass. The Shell: Remixes album is definitely a project that will have you headbanging from beginning to the end.

 

ANGELZ Drops New Five-Track, Tech-House Infused “Saint Thug III” EP

Not even a week after leaking the track “Letter After F” in anticipation of his annual EPANGELZhas just unleashed his full “Saint Thug III” project. Totaling five grimy dancefloor tracks, “Saint Thug III” infuses ANGELZ‘s iconic G-house sound with bouncy tech house and wicked rap vocals. From the raunchy bedroom anthem “How to Leave,” to the funky bass of “Scarface,” to the catchy vocal hooks of “Yeah Yeah,” ANGELZ relentlessly lays down the dynamic production that has always set him apart from the crowd. ANGELZ effortlessly treads the lines between the big club and underground sounds, catering to both UK garage and hip-hop fans. Whether it’s time to hit the gym or the dance floor, “Saint Thug III” is your new go-any time a situation needs turned up a notch. While his previous two EPs were released on Tchami‘s label ConfessionANGELZ is self-releasing the “Saint Thug III” EP on his imprint Maison Sainte. Though it’s been years since he coined his own version of G-houseANGELZ once again proves that the only place he’s going is up – just press play on “Saint Thug III” to see for yourself.

The Quebec City native known as ANGELZ may be one of the most prominent tastemakers of g and tech house today, but his first foray into music was well removed from the spotlight. As a ghostwriter for Def Jam early in his career, ANGELZ spent his time making hit records but always longed to put his own spin on the traditional sounds of hip-hop and rap. Enter his introduction to house music, which lead to his breakthrough hit “Hey Girl” on Tchami‘s label ConfessionANGELZ then went on to release several hit tracks on Confession, including “Devils” and “Love Language” with Tchami himself. Since bursting onto the scene in 2015, ANGELZ has held both fans and industry tastemakers alike captivated with his sound, amassing over 12 million streams on SoundcloudSpotify and YouTube combined. Following the release of the “Saint Thug III” EPANGELZ is embarking on his third tour of Australia & New Zealand, where he’s had a devoted fan base since the beginning of his career. For those of you across the globe, cross your fingers for more ANGELZ appearances very soon!

Envision Festival Drops A Wild Lineup Delivered to the Jungle for 2019

Today Envision Festival announced the 2019 music lineup for the ninth edition of this community built 4-day music & arts festival on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Held between February 28th and March 3rd in a gorgeous ocean adjacent jungle in paradise, the announcement continues the festival’s tradition of serving up heavyweight performers alongside stylish, avante garde talent from the most culturally rich underground communities in Europe and the Americas. As a known launchpad for Latin America’s top producers and a popular bucket-list item for top shelf tastemakers across the world, Envision is committed to proving that lineups can be culturally diverse and still arrive stacked with a bevy of talent with an unmistakable must-not-miss allure. The festival draws colossal headliners with house and bass music sensations that could easily qualify as ‘legends in the making’, but taken as a whole, this year’s lineup peers even further into the future with artists intentionally selected to awaken the self to a higher consciousness in alignment with the natural harmony; all on three internationally acclaimed, flame-throwing, projection mapped dance music stages built by world-class sculptors and fabricators in collaboration with local Ticos.

 

“Coming into our 9th edition, we really wanted to step up our game. We created a diverse and extremely strong gathering of well-established international artists and local emerging talents. Without a shadow of a doubt, we are proud to announce the best lineup in the history of Envision!” Josh Wendel, Envision Festival Founder said of the announcement. The creative and conceptual process behind our stages is another core element of our production and identity. We create a 360-degree sensorial experience not only through high class music, but also intricate visuals and captivating performances. The unbreakable bond between some of the most talented woodcrafters and local bamboo builders is reflected in all our creations, and we’re honored to share the love and the care behind our designs. Each stage will be an entirely new build this year, and we can’t wait to share them with you!”

 

Challenging the status quo, Envision 2019 is a music and art festival, locally crafted to deliver a new, holistic spin on the conventional music listening experience. Progressive icons of social consciousness like Australian sacred bass specialist Deya Dova and Denver-based climate activist Xiuhtezcatl emphasize vision found in the 8 pillars of the event, while featured headliners like the Hawaiian hybrid, Trevor Hall, continue a tradition of flavorful folk, reggae and roots. Elektro funk pioneers, The Floozies, will also serve up jams from the jazz capital in the heart of Kansas. San Francisco’s Tycho, is set to present a smooth psychedelic ambiance alongside the dark house beats from Bedouin, for a delightful combination of sweet and savory that is seldom experienced in the jungle. Next, Envision delivers the sounds of Burning Man, with timeless legend of Robot Heart and ‘All Day I Dream’ leader, Lee Burridge alongside the latin house fusion aficionado fresh off the Mayan Warrior, Nicola Cruz. Then Sabo, the globally recognized dance music legend stops by with a tropical flair we’ve all come to love about the event. CloZee makes her 4th appearance at the festival, both as a fan favorite and as France’s most valued export in kundalini-blasting bass music. Also from France, the explorer extraordinaire, Viken Arman, will draw on roots in classical, jazz and ancient rhythms. In the final top spot for the phase 1 announce, Envision looks forward to introducing Detroit original and soul funk marvel Grant Kwiecinski for a must-not-miss debut performance of GRiZ on the Luna Stage. As a haven to bass-lovers and the most advanced display of pyrotechnics among our three masterfully crafted stages, the Luna Stage is a monument to the staggering ingenuity of our teams and the endless creativity of the (almost) all girl build crew at the Reliquarium.

In addition to being a banner year for international music at Envision, 2019 is expected to be a celebration of Latin America’s most vibrant and colorful luminaries in dance music. With strong representation from world famous Costa Rican artists like Santos y Zurdo, Faceblind, Bunny Wabbit, Javier Portilla, Melissa O, and Mentados, Latin culture lovers can look forward to ska reggae fusions and the sound of future nostalgia.

Signaling a level of intention ahead of its peers Envision is an established pivot for environmentalists in festival culture, aspiring for harmony with nature in Costa Rica and abroad. To this end, numerous initiatives are woven throughout the fabric of the culture at the event, designed to nourish the local communities while protecting the jungles of the region. In an effort to leave a positive footprint, Envision hosts a reforesting program which has planted more than 12,000 trees over the last 7 years. To protect the environment and cut down on waste, ALL single use plastics and outside alcohol are banned, while vendors serving foods onsite pledge to uphold Envision’s commitment to buy locally grown produce for an authentic dining experience that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Additionally, they offer a dishware rental program and encourage a BYO mentality to repurpose and reuse, with quick clean up stations conveniently located throughout the venue. All the clothing and craft products sold in the market are fashioned by local and international artists with a net positive impact on the environment. Stages and structures are made the local Tico way, almost entirely with eco-friendly materials harvested from the nearby jungle, in a process they’ve dubbed ‘Jungle-Tek’. Through these efforts and more, Envision upholds an ethos of regenerative celebration that continues to inform everything they do, from what foods are included in a dining experience to which musical story is told on the lineup.

 

Following a very successful presale, less than 300 passes are still available at the current discount and once they’re gone, they’re gone. For any digital nomads looking for the destination experience of a lifetime, or for those couples who didn’t get much time together during Valentine’s Day, Envision is a workshop of inspiration and a medicine for the soul. General admission tickets, Early Arrival passes, and VIP packages are available via their Website, but don’t miss a chance to get one! All tickets are expected to sell out far ahead of schedule. General Admission 4-day tickets are $279 USD plus tax and fees with the option to purchase an Early Arrival Pass add-on for $79, plus tax and fees.  For those who like to travel light or just need a little more comfort on the road, there are NEW VIP packages starting at $599 plus tax and fees, including everything from shaded, pre-set up tents to full-fledged treehouses and bungalows. Nothing says ‘king of the jungle’ like living in a tree!