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!

ANGELZ Teases Upcoming “Saint Thug III” EP with New Tech House Track “Letter After F”

G-house king ANGELZ has just dropped a teaser from his much-anticipated “Saint Thug III” EP, appropriately titled “Letter After F.” Featuring ANGELZ‘s signature combination of hip-hop and UK garage house infused with some new tech flavor, “Letter After F” carries the weight and sophistication of the underground combined with the booty-shaking appeal of dancefloor tracks, priming it to absolutely destroy clubs this season. If “Letter After F” is any hint toward the content of ANGELZ‘s upcoming “Saint Thug III” EP on September 6th, the third in his yearly series will debut some fresh tech-house influences while maintaining that infamous groove. While his previous two EPs were released on Tchami‘s label ConfessionANGELZ is self-releasing both “Letter After F” and his new EP on his imprint Maison Sainte. Press play on “Letter After F” and be warned: you’ll want to head to the nearest club immediately afterward. If you can’t get enough ANGELZ‘s, check out his recent remix of Travis Scott‘s “Sicko Mode,” and stayed tuned for the “Saint Thug III” EP on September 6th.

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 streamson SoundcloudSpotify and YouTube combined. Following the release of this fall’s “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!

All My Friends, CRAY, DESTRUCTO, REZZ, TroyBoi at Electric Zoo 2018

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 ArenaDESTRUCTO-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.

CRAY
Sunday, September 2 @ – 1:00 PM Hilltop Arena 
(Brownies & Lemonade Stage)
Currently based in Los Angeles, CRAY (Cheney Ray) is a DJ, producer, singer and gamer. Performing as an opener on Anna Lunoe’s HyperHouse Tour in 2016 gave CRAY the momentum needed to throw herself fully into her music career. Since then, her incredibly energetic sets have earned her a spot on festivals such as HARD SummerAudiotistic and Electric Zoo. In 2018, CRAY kicked off the year touring through Japan alongside Skrillex, followed by an Australian headline tour. Musically inspired by her love for classical jazz and swing artists like Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday, CRAY brings a refreshing perspective to the electronic scene. Her inventive records allow her to avoid labels and continually reinvent her sound, resulting in a fan base that spans the indie electronic, pop and dance genres. On her latest single “Peaches,” she added her own vocals into the mix, another dimension that sets her apart and she recently lent her remix skills toMaroon 5’s “Girls Like You Featuring Cardi B.”
DESTRUCTO
Saturday, September 1 – 8:30 PM @ Sunday School Grove 
(All My Friends Stage)
Since 2011, DESTRUCTO (Gary Richards) has dominated the dance floor on his own terms. He went from the acclaimed Technology EP (2012) and Higher EP (2013) to high profile remixes for artists as diverse as Depeche ModeGiorgio MoroderMajor LazerRob ZombieDigitalism and more. 2014 saw the precision-guided producer in the realm of g-house (where rap melds with house music) introduce his singular solo style with the West Coast EP, boasting collaborations with YGTy Dolla $ignProblem, Too $hortWarren G and Kurupt.  Along the way, he’s touched down for shows everywhere from Australia and Fiji to Tokyo and Ibiza in addition to crisscrossing the country on alongside the likes of D.R.A.M., E-40, iLoveMakonnen, Anna Lunoe, Wax Motif, REZZ, Felix Da Housecat and more.  Released in early 2017, the RENEGADE EP features collaborations with E-40 and Too $hort, Ty Dolla $ign & iLoveMakonnen, Pusha T & Starrah, Problem and Freddie Gibbs.  DESTRUCTO‘s latest releases “Bassface,” “Loaded” featuring Yo Gotti and “Shots To the Dome” with Gerry Gonza and “F**king S**t Up” featuring Busta Rhymes are out now on HITS HARD.  His track with Chris Lake “Y.O.D.O” is out now on Blackbook Records.
DESTRUCTO and his new LiveStyle entertainment brand AMFAMFAMF will take over the Sunday School Grove stage with his curated All My Friendslineup on Saturday, Sept 1. Look for DESTRUCTO to play alongside Wax MotifShiba SanJustin MartinStooki Sound and Deux Twins. 
REZZ
Saturday, September 1- 6:45 PM @ Main Stage
Though young at 23 years of age, REZZ is anything but an amateur. Producing state of the art, genre-bending works, while striking a sharp balance between bass heavy and minimal tech compositions, she oozes originality and stands shoulder to shoulder with the very best in the electronic music scene. With a handful of projects now under her belt, “Space Mom” returned this August with CERTAIN KIND OF MAGIC, her new artist album for mau5trap. With an arsenal of new music and sold-out shows plus recent headlining slots at Coachella (Sahara tent) and MovementREZZ is taking big steps forward.  CERTAIN KIND OF MAGIC captures her ever-evolving and idiosyncratic electro sound.  On this turn, in addition to her solo tracks she taps newcomers such as 1788-L, Deathpact, Kotek, 13 and Fytch, adding to the battery of her menacing productions.  Check out the album now at:http://smarturl.it/certainkindofmagic
TroyBoi
Saturday, September 1- 7:00 PM @ Hilltop Arena 
(Deadbeats Stage)
Coming straight out of South East London, rising multi-genre, multifaceted producer TroyBoi goes against the grain when it comes to his music. Since skyrocketing onto the scene in 2013, TroyBoi, née Troy Henry, left his distinguished mark on the music world on the strength of his unique original productions which blend multicultural influences and hip-hop finesse built atop versatile, hook-laced, trap-infused beats as heard on his 2017 debut album Left Is Right. This spring, rising sensation Billie Eilish tapped TroyBoi for a special remix of “My Boi.” Fans were treated to a surprise recently, when, during his second appearance at Coachella, TroyBoi released a new six-track EP V!BEZ via T dot Music. “I’ve been exploring and creating various types of tracks, all with different V!BES to them,” says TroyBoi. “Since I ended up making so many different tracks, I struggled choosing which song I wanted to release first, so instead of trickling songs out one by one, I thought it made sense for me to release a few all at once.”
TroyBoi adds: “V!BEZ for everyone. ‘Sunset In Costa Rica’ was made on my hotel balcony in Costa Rica overlooking one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen. ‘Wickedest Bounce’–I love music from the 80’s (I’m an 80’s baby) and wanted to put my spin on that era’s sound with a combination of elements. ‘HEY BO!’ & ‘No Games’ are for the bass heads. ‘Spooky’ feat my boy David Stewart is a song that we’ve both been dying to release for ages. Sexy V!BEZ. In a nutshell, I hope everyone enjoys all the eclectic V!BEZ on this ep. Much love.”
Listen to V!BEZ now at: https://awal.lnk.to/troyboi_vibez

The Chainsmokers and NGHTMRE Join Forces For “Save Yourself”

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.