AMELIE LENS JOINS RICHIE HAWTIN ON THE CLOSE TOUR TO NORTH AMERICA

Iconic electronic music artist and technology visionary RICHIE HAWTIN today (Oct 4) announces Belgian electronic music artist and one of the fastest rising stars in today’s techno scene AMELIE LENS will join him as support for his only North American show this year of CLOSE – his award-winning audio-visual show set at Brooklyn’s Avant Gardner in New York City on Saturday, December 8. The event is produced by OUTPOST Events.
“I first heard Amelie at ADE last year. I thought the best way to see if she was any good was to go on the dancefloor and dance, which I did.  I couldn’t see her from where I was and was sucked into the music she was playing –  a mix of old and new strong techno records, tough but not hard, fast and throbbing which was hypnotic and energized,” states RICHIE HAWTIN“Honestly, it was really refreshing to hear a Techno set that wasn’t too abrasive and didn’t make you feel like you should be marching instead of dancing. It was definitely intense, but there was an underlying groove that made it fun and infectious.”
“As a young artist it really impresses me how Richie keeps innovating and reinventing himself. He keeps finding new ways to express himself and in my opinion that is exactly why he has been on the top of the scene since so many years,” adds AMELIE LENS. “Always looking for more, always looking to do better. To me he is a legend, a true inspiration and I’m honored to be involved in this project.”
 
HAWTIN’s show, CLOSE – SPONTANEITY AND SYHNCHRONICITY, explores the relationship between human creativity and the innovative technologies that enable an artist to express themselves. The show was voted Best Live Performance at the Ibiza DJ Awards this year and Best Live Performance 2017 at the DJ Awards. Having debuted the concept at Coachella followed by shows at Primavera Sound, ADE and Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera HouseCLOSE opens up the DJ booth for a transparent masterclass in Spontaneity & Synchronicity. It represents how far the art of DJing can be pushed today, thanks to a completely improvised performance which means no two shows are the same.
In recent years, HAWTIN’s pioneering work has crossed over into artistic and cultural fields, collaborating with Anish Kapoor – one of the most influential sculptors working today – at the Grand Palais in Paris; performing live as Plastikman at the Guggenheim in New York for fashion designer Raf Simons; and creating soundscapes to the photographic work of Andreas Gursky at the Gagosian in New York and K20 in Dusseldorf. HAWTIN‘s electronic productions and DJ sets make him one of the most respected artists to emerge from the early 1990s techno scene.
The Great Hall at Avant Gardner is the quintessential Brooklyn industrial warehouse, that’s anything but. A massive and soaring space equipped with KV2 Audio’s VHD5.0 sound system, customizable rigging capabilities and fully programmable lighting fixtures built to immerse attendees in the ultimate show experience.
OUTPOST is an event series produced by the award-winning team at OUTPUT featuring top tier electronic artists in world-class performance spaces.

Seven Lions, SLANDER and Dabin Team Up On “First Time” featuring Dylan Matthew

Seven Lions teams up with SLANDER for their highly anticipated collaboration “First Time,” which melds heavy bass and euphoric melodies for a masterful representation of both artists’ sounds. Also featuring producer Dabin and artist Dylan Matthew, “First Time” delivers blissful melodies, dreamy basslines and colorful emotions, making for a cathartic listening journey. The record comes at a very exciting moment for both artists; Seven Lions recently launched his massive “The Journey 2” tour, while SLANDER kicked off their “The Headbangers Ball” tour and are experiencing huge success with their Gud Vibrations brand. The collaboration is out now on Seven Lions‘s imprint Ophelia Records.

SLANDER are known for their massive collaboration with NGHTMRE dubbed “Gud Vibrations” – a name that the producers have also used for their recently launched co-owned record label. The LA-based duo has recently released two notable tracks with vastly different sounds: “Kneel Before Me” with Crankdat featuring heavy metal band Asking Alexandria and “You Don’t Even Know Me” with RIOTSLANDER is in the midst of headlining their “The Headbangers Ball” North American tour, hitting major cities like Las VegasWashington D.C.MiamiHouston, and Chicago and taking over festivals like Ultra Mexico and Holy Ship 12.0. Check out the full tour and grab tickets here.

Seven Lions recently released his four-track “Start Again” EP featuring vocals by Fiora and a collaboration with Blastoyz, which was widely regarded as one of his most emotionally intensive and poignant works yet. Seven Lions has become known for his combination of meaningful lyrics, lush soundscapes and dance floor-friendly basslines, and both the “Start Again” EP and “First Time” are prime exhibits of his unique sound. Seven Lions fans have more to look forward to within the rest of this year while he is continuing “The Journey 2” with support from Jason RossAu5, and MitiS. Tickets for “The Journey 2” are available now and can be purchased here.

Dabin is no stranger to working with Seven Lions, as he’s previously released material on Ophelia Records and remixed the anthemic “Freesol“. The Toronto native also just released a new single called “Altitude” with FytchDabin has been working to incorporate live instruments into his shows and has performed live alongside Illenium and Said The Sky.

Interview: EDDIE Drops “Numb” On mau5trap

After kicking off the re brand of “EDDIE” via the creation of the robot skull, named “Lawton”…EDDIE released 2 free download tracks independently via soundcloud, both within the same month, January 2017. A very
unique choice of electro. Shortly after, he was approached by mau5trap and asked to debut on the label via their “we are friend’s volume 6” compilation (WAF006) with his track ‘No Time’ in March 2017. The track was a hot favorite on the compilation, leaving a welcoming, positive reaction from the mau5trap horde fan base. Only 3 short months after and he debuts his first EP named “Pipe Dream” which includes another horde favorite ‘Healing’ the Ep charted top 10 in the electro house section on beatport top 100.
Since then EDDIE’s featured on mau5trap another 3 times. One being WAF007 another being his 2nd EP named “Bad Habits” which was seen in the top 15 in the electronic iTunes charts US…..and his latest remix of fellow mau5trap buddy, BlackGummy.

We were lucky enough to chat with EDDIE about his latest release and some new upcoming projects.

  1. Tell us a little about yourself how you started off as a DJ/producer? 

When I was about 14 a few of my class mates showed me a local artist who was just beginning to blow up with a genre called “ Melbourne bounce.” From that moment I was just absolutely intrigued and wanted to know more, I didn’t even want to learn to produce yet until that same year I went to my first ever festival (underage festival) and looking back now it was such an incredible line-up: Avicii, Skrillex, deadmau5, Dada Life and more….but yeah straight after seeing these acts and experiencing all this electronic dance music live…I remember coming home with the biggest smile on my face because it was the most incredible experience and right there I had the thought of ‘what it would be like learning how to produce’ but I talked myself out of it thinking I wasn’t smart enough or I’d fail miserably because it just seemed so hard. Skipping forward A year and a half later, still a massive fan of electronic music and making mashups on virtual DJ [lol] I eventually asked a friend of mine if he could show me how to use the program that he has [which was FL studio9].

I got FL and had the basics down, watched a heap of tutorials and spent a solid 4 hours or so a day just messing about.

At about the age of 17/18 i started to take it more seriously and thought maybe I could actually make some sort of career out of this and that’s pretty much the start.

      1. Who are some of your biggest musical influences, someone you look up to?
        Oooh there’s so many but I’ll be keeping it short and say that the heavy influencers would have to be: Heatbeat, Mirwais, Eric Prydz [& all his alias’s], Avicii, Gesaffelstein and of course mr deadmau5.

      1. What do you normally do when you come across a creative block while producing music? 
        • I mean if I hit an obvious block and notice myself forcing productions then I just game a whole lot and not produce for like at least 5 days straight and I always have a Harry Potter marathon during that period, that’s never failed me.. my lucky charm haha!
      2. You’re latest track, “Numb,” has some pretty cool hard techno beats that give off Rezz vibes, would you say she’s someone you look up to and gain inspiration from?
        • The idea behind Numb was really just to try and do something really different and the vocal is unreal so working around that vocal I naturally leant towards a darker theme. There was no inspiration for majority of the track only the second drop I tried to get a sort of Gesaffelstein vibe, but in saying that I do find Rezz very inspiring with everything she’s done in such little time, its quite amazing.. 😊

      3. What was the creative process behind “Numb” while collaborating with Q’AILA?
        • So Q’AILA sent me the demo and i loved it, I had this cool unusual vision for it and updated her with links frequently and we went back forth with our ideas/visions up until it was finished, which was very quickly actually!

You know when a track just keeps on getting better the more you work on it? And its comes together so quickly, Well that happened with “Numb!”

      1. You’re getting ready to release your ‘Spiritual Contraband’ EP, what can listeners expect from it that’s different from your previous releases? 
        • Yes I’m super excited for everyone to hear this EP!

I think listeners should expect the unexpected from me, I’m always releasing something different from my previous release… I like to have people guessing what will come next!

      1. Tell us 3 things that we don’t know about you (hobbies, fun facts, likes/dislikes, funny stories while performing). 
        • I’m a Harry Potter nerd and I have a shrine of collectables
        • I’m from Australia [ everyone thinks I’m from USA]
        • I am a big fan of sports, as is my father so I’ve been into it all since I can remember but I especially played tennis for 9 years and I somehow ended up sitting in a chair making music all day instead lmao.

Monstergetdown and RHYNO Drop “Tic Toc”

Off of their latest collaborative project entitled ‘125ER’ EP, Monstergetdown and RHYNO ran a YouTube mau5trap exclusive with one of the tracks “Tic Toc.”

The vibey tech hau5 EP dropped on mau5trap, and features 4 dance-floor ready tracks for the horde.

You can purchase/download the EP here: http://smarturl.it/125ER.

mau5trap’s Australian friend EDDIE Teams Up with Canadian Singer Q’AILA On “Numb”

It appears that a massive sound wave has emerged from the shores of Australia. Counting down to the official comeback release Australian producer EDDIE, the mau5trap family is excited to break the mold with the 21-year-old’s typical sound production.

Following his previous two EPs ‘Pipe Dream’ and ‘Bad Habits’, as well as his most recent remix for fellow mau5trap recording artist BlackGummy, EDDIE returns to the label with an absolute stand-out track entitled “Numb,” out on September 25th, 2018 via mau5trap.

Enlisting the aid of Canadian singer/ songwriter Q’AILA, “Numb” immediately sparks the interest of listeners who are primed for progressive in the sound space of EDDIE. Setting the mood for dangerous temptations, EDDIE x Q’AILA’s compounded efforts result in experimentation at it’s core.
Amplifying the emotive feel, an accumulation of alluring vocal work and smooth breakdowns, “Numb,” picks up the tempo with an unexpected yet intriguing mixture of soaring synths and hard techno beats. To say the least, Australian producer is pushing progressive to the max and taking risks with his upcoming single “Numb”, out now!