​JON​ ​CASEY​ ​BRINGS​ ​NEW​ ​NOISE​ ​FROM​ ​SOUTH AFRICA​ ​WITH​ ​NEW​ ​‘6​ ​CALIBER’​ ​EP

With an ever-expanding global soundscape, there is an unlimited reserve of new sounds and up-and-coming artists from around the world. Buygore Records’ Fresh Blood sub-label has welcomed some of the underground bass music scene’s most promising of 2017; as we begin the new year, it feels more than fitting to expand the Fresh Blood roster for a hidden gem from South Africa. Operating under the moniker Jon​ ​Casey​, our next release gives listeners a palatable sampling of tunes that reflect his inner maestro in his forthcoming ‘6 Caliber’ EP.   The forthcoming ‘6 Caliber’ project is the first of its kind on the Fresh Blood imprint. Straying away from the typical dubstep-centric releases, Jon Casey’s four-track installment introduces a variety of rap-infused, experimental-style beats from the underground. Each track on the EP enfolds another facet of Jon Casey’s production skillset. “Flexin’” featuring LA-based rapper Macntaj​ gives ‘6 Caliber’ a robust preamble, fusing together elements of hip-hop, rap, and freeform trap rhythms. Jon Casey’s ‘6 Caliber’ is also home to three new collaborators. Featuring Philadelphia-based hip hop artist Abrax​ ​Phaeton​ on the bass heavy track entitled “Get Right”, as well as Jetset and Magmag​ ​on “Chainsaw”, it is clear that Casey’s skillfulness reaches new heights with every release. Hailing from Pretoria, South Africa, Casey’s ‘6 Caliber’ EP is set to be the first Fresh Blood release of the new year. The self-taught bedroom music producer may only be 21-years-old, but he is entering 2018 with a promising start. After bringing his unique sound design from South America to the U.S., Jon Casey does not disappoint in his forthcoming Fresh Blood release.

CASHMERE CAT, MAJOR LAZER AND TORY LANEZ DEBUT “MISS YOU”

Cashmere CatMajor Lazer and Tory Lanezdebut a very special collaboration today. Listen to “Miss You,” co-written with Benny Blancoand Ed Sheeranhere and stream/downloadhere. The track is Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1 today.
“Miss You” is the first collaboration from the three artists, and follows a pair of Cashmere Cat/Tory Lanez tracks from 2017—“Trust Nobody” with Selena Gomez and “Throw Myself A Party” with 2 Chainz and Starrah. Ed Sheeran previously contributed writing to Major Lazer smash “Cold Water” featuring Justin Bieber and MØ.
Cashmere Cat’s debut album, 9, was released in 2017 to widespread critical praise, with contributions from The Weeknd, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Kehlani, Ty Dolla Sign, SOPHIE and more. Later this month he embarks on the North American MEØW tour, a co-headline with his close friend and collaborator MØ.
2017 also saw the release of Major Lazer’s latest EP Know No Better featuring Camila Cabello, Travis Scott, Quavo and more. The group also debuted their documentary Give Me Future, shot at their historic 400,000-person Havana, Cuba show to widespread critical acclaim.
Tory Lanez’s sophomore album, featuring singles “I Sip,” “Shooters,” “Skrt Skrt” and “Real Thing” with Future, is imminent. His 2016 debut I Told You had the highest first-week sales of a new urban artist that year and included two #1 hits—“LUV” and “Say It.”

Snugs – “Radio Silence” feat. HAILZ

Introducing Snugs: A conceptual music project that is just as much an ethos and story as a DJ/producer duo. Spearheaded by a lovable but mischievous character, Snugs encapsulates everything related to comfort, creativity and the bedroom.   Snugs’ music is launching to the world with a debut on Proximity, the new label headed by the massively popular YouTube channel of the same name. Their first single “Radio Silence” is a brilliantly crafted electronic-pop hit, resembling the budding crossover between the electronic and pop realms that has been led by artists like Louis The Child and Jack Ü. The single perfectly characterizes Snugs’ sound, rife with bright, danceable energy; soaring synths; and cute but cheeky fills. The production lays an ideal groundwork for a fittingly pop-conscious vocal melody by HAILZ, a vocalist with recent hit releases on Spinnin’ Records.   Not just releasing their music in a vacuum, Snugs have accompanied their debut with a host of other components, including a lyric video, an accompanying story for the track, and an unveiling of a physical stuffed animal created from the Snugs character. Below is the story behind Radio Silence, giving a first glimpse into Snugs’ world:   She tapped her finger nervously on the side of the illuminated screen. Her words in a wall of blue text screaming back at her. She shifted uncomfortably in her bed not able to find a comfortable position. It had been exactly seven hours since his last response. In her desperation she cries out for comfort with all her might…   In that moment Snugs was listening. An omniscient and benevolent being, he rushes to action and appears at the foot of her bed.   “Who are you?” the girl asked. “Hello there. I am snugs. I heard your cry for help.” “Did he send you?” “No.” “Can you make him respond to me?” “No.” “Well then what good are you to me?” “I cannot make your problems disappear, but I can be here through times of need. We all get frustrated sometimes when it feels like we are being ignored. Sometimes the best things to do is just to let it allllll go. Our lives and happiness are not dependent on other people. We create our own comfort. Now grab a blanket, throw a pillow, get up on your bed and dance!”

Diplo Admits Skrillex’s New Album Is In The Works

It’s been a long time since we’ve heard about any new projects from Skrillex. His last EP, Leaving, released about half a decade ago, and four years since his debut studio album, Recess. However, now it looks like the producer is returning with anew surprise after splitting from Jack U. In a recent interview with Argentine newspaper La Nacion, Diplo revealed that Skrillex is working on a new album. “Skrillex is working on a new album. I think that after that and the new album that we are preparing with Major Lazer, we will make music together again,” said Diplo. Not only can fans expect some new music in 2018, but it also sounds like Diplo and Skrillex are planning to revive Jack U.

DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE AND STEVE AOKI GIVEAWAY NEW COLLABORATION FOR CHRISTMAS!

When Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike and Steve Aoki first combined forces for the most epic supergroup ‘3 Are Legend’ in dance music, fans knew that expectations for main stage live spectacles and in-studio tracks that slay would be more than surpassed. From smashing ULTRA Miami to Tomorrowland, Creamfields to Ushuaia Ibiza, their presence explodes and entrances in equal measure and now, as a Christmas thank you, the unstoppable trio are giving you, their wildest and dearest fans, a free download of their monster collaboration ‘We Are Legend’.
Steve Aoki
Steve Aoki
Some fans might even recognise the featured vocalist, Abigail Breslin. The Oscar nominated star of Little Miss Sunshine, who has also appeared in Hollywood movies Zombieland, Signs, Enders Game and was also cast in August: Osage County, the film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, alongside Julia Roberts, Benedict Cumberbatch and Meryl Streep. Abigail’s collaboration on the track isn’t her first foray into the world of music, releasing her own album ‘The World Now’ back in 2013, but this is her first time being the feature vocalist on a dance record – and it’s fair to say she has completely made this record her own!
Head to www.weareleg3nd.com to unlock the stadium-ready track – Happy Holidays!

Lido Remixes Kris Wu & Travis Scott’s No. 1 single “Deserve”

Kris Wu releases two official remixes of his #1 single, “Deserve” featuring Travis Scott. Norway’s Lido and Chicago’s YehMe2 each offer their own unique rework of the groundbreaking cross-cultural collaboration. Lido uses melodic piano with his signature orchestral flourishes as build up to a percussive club drop while YehMe2 propels his house influenced mix with a four-to-the-floor feel. Released last month, the original track shot up the charts, historically making Kris Wu the first Chinese recording-artist to reach No. 1 on iTunes and racking up over 30M total streams. Listen to the remixes here and watch the music video for the original here.

 

For the official “Deserve” remixes, Kris Wu brings a fresh perspective to the track with the help of distinguished international producers, Lido and YehMe2. Norwegian producer and singer-songwriter, Lido, won a Grammy for his production work on Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book, his production was heavily featured on Jaden Smith’s debut album, Syre, and he has been praised for his remix work with artists like The Weeknd, Banks, alt-J, Disclosure and many more. Chicago-based producer, YehMe2, came up as half of the pioneering Trap-EDM duo Flosstradamus and has earned a loyal following on SoundCloud where remixes under his new alias have racked up over 1.5M plays.

 

With over 40 million followers worldwide, Kris Wu is the Canadian-Chinese singer, producer, actor, and model at the forefront of Chinese pop culture. His numerous hits, including his 2016 debut English single “July”, and more recently “Deserve” featuring Travis Scott, helped Kris become the first Chinese artist to hit #1 on iTunes. With over 30M streams, “Deserve” was hand-picked by broadcasting giant Zane Lowe as his Beats 1 World Record and the track received a Collin Tilley directed music video which has over 14M views on YouTube. With recent profiles by i-D and CNN and recent appearances on Beats 1 with Ebro, Sneaker Shopping with Complex and Genius’ Verified, Kris Wu’s popularity in the US has reached an all time high.

 

A multi-talented superstar, Kris has acted in box-office record-breakers xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Journey To The West, and Mr. Six. Kris has also been named “Idol of the Year” by People Magazine, “Most Prominent Idol” by GQ and “Most Influential Male in Asia” by the Asian Influence Awards; he’s graced the covers of Vogue, GQ, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire in China; and he’s been the face for Burberry, McDonalds, BVLGARI, and Mecedes-Benz Smart.

 

Kris Wu is set to continue his global takeover with new groundbreaking collaborations, visuals and more.

Chee Drops ‘Eddy Morphine’ EP On Division Recordings

With a unique hybrid sound featuring genres of drum and bass, raw trap, and futurebeat, Chee’s music has erupted internationally in 2016. His sonic innovation quickly caught the attention of major music industry heads and has been supported by Moody Good, Noisia, DJ Craze, Culprate, G Jones, Bleep Bloop, edit, Bare Noize, Bassnectar, Mat Zo and more.   Now, Chee is proud to release his latest EP, Eddy Morphine, which dropped on Division Recordings. His fresh approach and uncompromising bass experimentation with a heavy dancefloor edge has caught the attention of many bass lovers as well as those who enjoy other genres within EDM.   Chee is influenced by his surroundings and combining them into a complex series of audio that has its origins in visual inspirations as well as music inspired from Noisia, Moody Good, Amon Tobin, Skrillex, Ivy Lab and Tsuruda. The South African producer wrapped up the year with multiple high profile releases and international shows, and has a lot more in store for 2018.

Ultra 2018 Phase 1 Lineup Released

Having welcomed over one million fans to forty-five events internationally in 2017, the world’s largest, most international and most successful remaining independent electronic music festival brand is just three months away from its biggest show ever – ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL’s twentieth birthday. Incredibly, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 will see the Miami event alone exceed two million attendees spanning over twenty consecutive years since its inception in 1999. Kick-starting the most anticipated lineup in the event’s history, Phase One has been released just in time for the holiday season.
Returning to Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami on March 23, 24 & 25, 2018, at the end of Miami Music Week, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL’s Phase One is layered with the expected and the unexpected, with nods to the past, present and future of electronic music. Featuring an incredible array of world-class talent across seven state-of-the-art stages, ULTRA is pulling out all the stops to ensure that its flagship show will head straight into the history books.
Festival greats Armin van Buuren, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, David Guetta, Eric Prydz, Hardwell, DJ Snake, Tiëstoand many more will all be present in 2018, with the likes of The Chainsmokers and Kaskade set to return for the first time since 2016. Marshmello and Virtual Self are among the headliners making their ULTRA MAINSTAGEdebuts in March, with bass dons Flosstradamus and RL Grime returning for the first time since 2014.
ULTRA’s twenty-year anniversary will again see RESISTANCE dominate two arenas across the park as both the Arcadia SPIDER and Carl Cox Megastructure return. In addition to headline sets from Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, Maceo Plex and Sasha | John Digweed, a special B2B2B set between Nicole Moudaber, Dubfire andPaco Osuna and a four-way performance from Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Skream and Seth Troxler (under their ‘J.E.S.u.S’ moniker) are guaranteed to draw crowds across the weekend. Another notable RESISTANCE highlight will be All Day I Dream’s head honcho Lee Burridge, who makes a welcome return to the festival having not played since 2014. The full RESISTANCE lineup will be announced early next year.
As ever, ULTRA’s LIVE Stage receives extra special attention, with headliners Azealia Banks, The Crystal Method, Empire Of The Sun, Infected Mushroom, Rabbit In The Moon, Tchami X Malaa: No Redemptionand The Wailers feat. Julian Marley all confirmed. Many more live acts will be confirmed in the coming months.
In addition to the ULTRA MAINSTAGECarl Cox MegastructureArcadia SPIDER and LIVE Stage, the UMF Worldwide and UMF Radio stages will also return. Furthermore, ASOT, Brownies & Lemonade, Jacked and Revealed will also be hosting arenas across the weekend.
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL began as a 10,000-person beach party in 1999 and has since grown to a 165,000-person mega-festival, surrounded by skyscrapers in the heart of Downtown Miami. The legendary Josh Wink and Rabbit In The Moon were both part of the very first Ultra Music Festival at Collins Park, Miami Beach in 1999 and will return in March 2018. With thirty headliners and over forty additional support acts making up Phase One, the twentieth anniversary is shaping up to be a truly historic event.
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL is an 18+ event. For tickets and more information, head to ultramusicfestival.com

FestEvo Reveals Game-Changing Web Platform For FestivalGoers

Music festivals have evolved into a popular event for people all over the world to enjoy, especially over the summer. Tucker Gumber, CEO and Founder of the game-changing web platform, FestEvo, just made it a lot easier for festival goers to access products, book travel plans, discover new music and more. The Andoird and iOS app was designed to provide solutions to a variety of problems that festival goers typically run into such as finding the right gear tailored for festival-specific usage, technology, education, make traveling easier through their partnership with Priceline, and find the hottest fashion with brands like SpiritHoods, Grassroots California and JUICY RV. Over the past seven years, Gumber has attended over 126 festivals since 2011, and after noticing several universal festival challenges, he set out to solve them. He wanted to establish festival etiquette, unite the festival community, have fans discover and support up-and-coming artists through their database of over 30,000 artists and DJs in the world, promote top vendors and reward festival goers for being active participants in the community.
“There was a point in my adventures attending music festivals where I realized festivaling is just as much of an outdoor hobby as my other passions of fishing, golfing, and snowboarding,” says Gumber. “It brings people together. The more you do it, the better you get at it, the more gear you add to your collection, the more fun you have doing it. The thing is, unlike other outdoor activities, there’s never been any established etiquette or education. With many hobbies, knowledge is passed from veteran-to-newbie, there are books you can read, courses you can take. There are plenty of brands that support outdoor enthusiasts with products and information: fisherman have Bass Shop Pro, golfers have GolfSmith, snowboarders have REI. That has ever existed for festivaling. Until now.”
As a bonus, FestEvo allows users to earn flyer miles, and have the chance to win festival tickets, experience packages and use points to purchase gear. Users can see which of their friends are attending which events as well as swap tickets and organize meetups all over North America, Europe and Australia. FestEvo currently offers memberships for $10/year and continues to develop, looking to make one’s festival experience better.

Bingo Players Reveals ‘A Decade of Bingo Players’ Documentary

Maarten Hoogstraten, also known as Bingo Players, wasn’t like other kids his age. He swapped playing with toys for playing with vinyl and CDs, dedicating all his time and money on music. It was only a matter of time before Maarten and Paul Baumer’s tracks started to resonate with EDM crowds in America and abroad. Their songs featured buzzing and bouncing synthesizers, crunchy guitar-like riffs, and powerful, driving beats. Now, Bingo Players have revealed A Decade of Bingo Players, a documentary which takes fans through the history of the project from its inception. The documentary, which is narrated by Maarten Hoogstraten, details the story of the influential act, highlighting how Maarten and his late partner Paul Baumer met, their first breakthrough track Touch Me” with Chocolate Puma and subsequent hits such as the UK No. 1 charting singleRattle.” It also touches base on Cry,” which gained Top 40 radio support around the world and other club records such asOut of My Mind,” “Don’t Blame The Party,” andWhen I Dip,” which helped shape the sound of early 2000’s dance music. Regarded as early tastemakers and master producers and DJs in the electronic scene, the trajectory of Bingo Players’ success is captivating. A Decade Of Bingo Players is directed by the esteemed Shomi Patwary, known for his work for Major Lazer, Beyonce, Future, Kylie Jenner and more, and truly gives fans a peek into the work that went into their project and just how special Bingo Players is to dance music.