Rhett just released a 2-track EP on mau5trap, which features another fellow mau5trap recording artist, ATTLAS, entitled “Crater.”
“‘Hollow Earth’ has a different feel from my previous releases. I ventured in a slightly darker direction, while incorporating organic samples and sounds. As the tracks evolved, I began thinking of them as a soundtrack to Jules Verne’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and tried to bring the sense of exploration into the music,” said Rhett.
The Canadian producer challenges the typical mau5trap sound and brings an industrial, peak time techno vibe with intricate melodies and arpeggios. There’s 2 tracks on the album and it will be his third time releasing on the label.
“It was particularly satisfying to collaborate with my long-time friend ATTLAS on Crater. We’ve been using each other as sounding boards for music since University and it’s been rewarding to produce something together that reflects both our individual styles and tastes,” continued Rhett.
UK-born, LA-based artist JACKAL, just dropped his latest track, “In Love With Nobody” on Lowly Palace, which is a follow p to his previously released “Don’t Come Near Me I Am A Monster.” JACKAL has been pretty quiet this year, working on new sound and this new track is a glimpse into his new vision of using his music as an expressive tool.
“‘In Love With Nobody’ is actually a happy track. It comes from the feeling of relief of being independent and having no feelings for anyone. The title is kind of an ode to one of my all time favorite bands The Smiths. I feel like Morrissey would totally name a track ‘In Love With Nobody,’” said JACKAL.
JACKAL is one of electronic music’s most dynamic producers, releasing nearly a dozen mixes and branded himself as a trap mastermind whose heart beats drum and bass. His career kicked off in 2013 with the success of “Shakedown,” a heavy beat-dropping original track with crunchy snares and 808s.
Growing up, the LA-based artist listened to mainly heavy metal, but around the age of 18 started exploring drum and bass, which ultimately led him to study music technology at the University of Canterbury where he began producing his signature punchy rhythms. The rise of Skrillex in 2011 inspired JACKAL to start making music full-time. He’s debut a number of tracks, including a release on Mad Decent with Grandtheft and an original collaboration featuring CRNKN. His music has been supported by other big name artists like Skrillex, Diplo, Zeds Dead, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Kill the Noise.
NGHTMRE and Slander have been rapidly rising to the top with a combination of successful solo releases and collaborations with Wiz Khalifa, Asking Alexandria, Dillon Francis, The Chainsmokers and PnB Rock. When they released their original track “Gud Vibrations,” it transformed into a big movement including sold out shows, a lifestyle brand, a radio show and now a record label.
The two major bass producers take the next step in their revolution by turning their Gun Vibrations imprint into a record label, launching with their first single, “Deathwish” by WAVEDASH, which features vocals from fknsyd. The track encapsulates the Gud Vibrations brand with a medley of melodic and heavy elements; breathy vocals in the track’s intro give way to an assaulting array of intense percussion and heavy bass for an sonic journey that feels a little like an apocalyptic version of Romeo & Juliet. WAVEDASH has worked with NGHTMRE and Slander earlier this year on “Grave” and “Move Back,” making the trio a perfect choice for the label’s debut. WAVEDASH is set to become the first portage of Gud Vibrations, with their newest EP, Opening Ceremony, set to be released on the label later this year.
WAVEDASH recently dropped their second single on Gud Vibrations, ”BSTRD” featuring Quest, which features gritty chords, a piercing bass, and a pulsing energy throughout that melds to form a body-jarring track that will absolutely destroy club rooms around the globe.
Gud Vibrations has many exciting things in the works for 2019, so be sure to keep an eye out on NGHTMRE, Slander and Gud Vibrations as the brand continues to blow up!
Following the release of “Hero” with Vincent, QUIX is back with the second single from his forthcoming Illusions EP. “Giving Up” feat. Jalen Michaels is set to drop on 9/21 via the acclaimed DIM MAK imprint alongside his much-anticipated headlining ‘Illusions’ North American tour dates.
“So I believe I wrote about 5 different drops for this track, some of them were cool but not fitting for this vocal and overall feel of the song… I especially wanted this track to be remembered with it having a powerful first drop and a hard second drop. In the end, I’m very happy with how this came out and i’m please to say that I have many more songs on the way!” – Quix
“Giving Up” is vintage QUIX – powerful, emotive, and borderline addictive. His music has proven infectious to fans and peers alike, with his music reaching all corners of the globe from his native Auckland in New Zealand. QUIX’ newest work sounds to be up to the test with it’s immaculate ebb and flow of power and finesse, Michaels’ stunning vocals, and the inexplainable QUIX magic that has swept the electronic dance music community. His Illusions tour will span from coast to coast, starting in Seattle in Washington on October 26th at Freaknight Halloween Festival and stopping in cities ranging from Vancouver on November 9th, to Atlantic City in New Jersey in November 24, Holy Ship! in January, and more.
Full Illusions Tour Dates:
Fri-Oct-26 – Seattle, WA – Freaknight Halloween Festival
Sat-Oct-27 – San Bernardino, CA – Escape Halloween Festival
Thu-Nov-08 – Winnipeg, MB – OV Club
Fri-Nov-09 – Vancouver, BC – Celebrities (Birthday Event)
Wed-Nov-14 – Orlando, FL – Celine
Thu-Nov-15 – Washington, DC – Soundcheck
Fri-Nov-16 – Pontiac, MI – Elektricity
Sat-Nov-17 – Kansas City, MO – Aura KC
Wed-Nov-21 – Clearwater, FL – Shephard’s Beach)
Fri-Nov-23 – Minneapolis, MN – Loft at Skyway Theatre
Sat-Nov-24 – Atlantic City, NJ – Premier at The Borgata
Wed-Nov-28 – Salt Lake City, UT – Energi Wednesdays at Sky
Fri-Nov-30 – Los Angeles, CA – Academy Nightclub
Sat-Dec-01 – Denver, CO – Temple Denver
Sat-Dec-08 – Atlanta, GA – Believe Nightclub
Fri-Dec-28 – Dallas, TX – Lights All Night Festival
Sat-Dec-29 – San Bernardino, CA – Audiotistic Festival SoCal (BLUR)
JAN 05 – 09 – Port Canaveral, FL – HOLY SHIP! 12.0
Sat-Jan-19 – San Francisco, CA – Wobbleland Festival at Bill Graham (BLUR)
Sat-Jan-26 – Honolulu, HI – Republik (BLUR)
Leading into the release of CERTAIN KIND OF MAGIC, her second artist album due out August 3 on mau5trap, Canadian electronic producer REZZ has made available her new single “H E X” today, June 29. Joining her on the new song is new artist 1788-L.
“H E X is one of my heavier tracks,” said REZZ. “It was one of the easiest and most fluid collaborations I have ever done.”
Shrouded in mystique, 1788-L has enraptured the world of dance music with intense and sudden ferocity. In addition to defying classification, the self-proclaimed android has maintained a relentless output, releasing five original productions, four remixes, and a special collaboration with Illenium and Said The Sky, debuted at Coachella, all within four months – and in such a short time, 1788-L has already become a ubiquitous part of countless DJ sets, garnering early support from Seven Lions, RL Grime, Ekali, and many more.
CERTAIN KIND OF MAGIC-which also features collaborations with emerging artists like Deathpact, Kotek, 13 and Fytch, adding to the battery of her menacing productions–follows REZZ‘ 2017 full-length debut Mass Manipulation (mau5trap) which brimmed with the innovative singles and collaborations that consistently portray the menacing soundscapes she is known for and truly showcased her forward-thinking and unique mentality.
Californian EDM duo Hippie Sabotage unveil their latest track “FADING INTO FOG” as a surprise event to precede their Bonanza Campout appearance this Saturday, June 23.
Hippie Sabotage have also released details for their Fall 2018 ‘Lost California’ Tour, which will hit cities across California as well as Honolulu, Hawaii. Full list of tour dates below.
In the past six months, the west-coast powerhouse musicians have seen critical acclaim for their former single “I Found You”, as well as their jam-packed U.S. ‘Path of Righteousness’ tour. This summer, the duo extend their 2018 success with their latest release “FADING INTO FOG”, ‘Lost California’ Fall Tour announce – and multiple festival appearances, including: Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, The Forecastle Festival, Sloss Music and Arts Festival, HARD Summer, and more.
Hippie Sabotage Upcoming Tour Dates:
June 23 – Bonanza Campout (Herber City, UT) July 13 – Club Space (Miami, FL) July 20 – Global Dance Festival (Denver, CO) August 4 – Lollapalooza Aftershow (Chicago, IL) August 5 – HARD Summer (Fontana, CA) August 14 – Woolly Mammoth Alehouse (Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia) August 15 – Oxford Art Factory (Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia) August 17 – Howler (Brunswick, VIC, Australia) August 18 – Neck of the Woods (Auckland, Australia)
*September 26 – Ace of Spades (Sacramento, CA)
*September 27 – Mateel Community Center (Redway, CA)
*September 28 – Senator Theatre (Chico, CA)
*September 29 – Somo Village Event Center (Rohnert Park, CA)
*October 5 – The Catalyst (Santa Cruz, CA)
*October 6 – The Catalyst (Santa Cruz, CA)
*October 12 – The Republik (Honolulu, HI) October 26 – City Park (New Orleans, LA) A (*) denotes ‘Lost California’ tour stop
Nitti Gritti just surprised his fans with a new rock-inspired EP featuring his own production, vocals and instrumentals, called, Judge Me.
One of the most promising producers in the game is proving yet again why he has the potential to be one of the biggest names in the music industry. NITTI GRITTI has already created the reputation of an artist who won’t be confined to a single genre, and now he’s taken that one step further with his brand new rock music project. This surprise EP – entitled “Judge Me” – features Nitti Gritti’s production, vocals, and instrumentals, proving once again how unbelievably talented this young producer is. With a Top 40 pop track, viral dubstep anthem, solo hip-hop project, and so much more already in his catalog of music, there’s no telling what else Nitti Gritti has up his sleeves.
Constantly pushing boundaries and breaking barriers with his music, Nitti Gritti has gained notoriety with his remixes of tracks like San Holo’s “Lights” and Kanye’s “All of the Lights,” which has been played by dozens of industry heavyweights such as Diplo, Jauz, NGHTMRE, Mija, Ookay, Tiesto and more. In under two years, Nitti Gritti has seen major success with his releases “Too Much,” “Famous,” and “Sick,” and especially his “C’est La Vie” EP and his “Fear” EP that were both released late last year. Nitti’s recent dubstep single “Crack” was signed by Tiesto’s label ‘Musical Freedom’ and was the seventh most played track at Ultra Miami this year. He also co-produced the latest Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull record entitled “Move To Miami” that has been making some serious waves on both the radio and streaming platforms.
With so much look to forward to and heavy industry support, there’s no doubt this is only the beginning of a very bright future for Nitti Gritti.
Belgium super stars Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike were joined on stage by rap icon Wiz Khalifa at EDC Las Vegas 2018 for the debut performance of their upcoming single “When I Grow Up”. The surprise guest joined them during their Friday night set at kineticFIELD, the largest stage at EDC Las Vegas. Wiz Khalifa is the latest addition to Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s growing list of A-List collaborations. EDC 2018 is the kickoff of the internationally acclaimed duo’s jammed packed summer schedule, including their second mind-blowing residency ‘Garden Of Madness’ at Ushuaïa Ibiza.
The Belgium-born Thivaios brothers have expanded globally as a top-draw live act after conquering Europe over the last decade. As recording artists, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have collaborated with the likes of Gucci Mane, Ne-Yo, Diplo, David Guetta, Kiiara, legendary composer Hans Zimmer (for an official Pirates of the Caribbean track), and most recently Steve Aoki and Abigail Breslin (Oscar-nominated actress) for their momentous collaboration “We Are Legend.” The brothers have scored two No. 1s on Billboard’s “Dance Club Songs” chart and were the first-ever duo to be named No. 1 DJs in the world by DJ Mag’s annual Top 100 Poll.
Last year, powerhouse producers Seven Lions, Tritonal, and Kill The Noise brought fans a whirlwind sold out tour across North America. For those that weren’t lucky enough to catch them on the road, the trio have packed the sounds and vibes of the tour into “Horizon” – a three way collaboration.
The force of this single perfectly encompasses the hard-hitting nature of the Horizon tour, and the styles of the three artists. You can hear the pop sensibilities of Tritonal, lightly interlaced between the melodic, rolling bass of Seven Lions. ‘Horizon’ is capped off with an aggressive, frantic dash of DnB, and a heavy handed dose of Kill the Noise.
With the launch of his imprint Ophelia, Seven Lions has been taking 2018 by storm. His recent single “Calling You Home” was the first track released on Ophelia, leading remixes from Oliver Smith and Direct. Having just played a sold out show at the WaMu theatre in Seattle, Seven Lions will be taking his signature sound to stages at the hottest festivals this summer, including EDC Las Vegas and Spring Awakening, along with a show at the iconic Red Rocks theatre.
Tritonal’s Chad Cisneros and David Reed have been celebrating 10 years of their imprint Enhanced Music with their fans, hosting intimate shows around the US and sharing their love for their sound with their Tritonians. Being among the top 400 most consumed artists on Spotify globally and having over six Billboard Dance Airplay top ten singles is a lot of success to celebrate. For those looking to catch Tritonal in a more action-packed setting, the duo will be performing at this year’s Spring Awakening Festival in addition to their Las Vegas residency at Marquee in the Cosmopolitan Hotel.
Following new collaborative releases with Seven Lions and with Illenium, Kill The Noise has embarked on his spring Killumination North American Tour. With the first two stops sold out, the tour will continue and stop at notable festivals, including EDC, Hard Summer, Electric Zoo and more.
Following the release of their acclaimed album The Aviary, which stacked up over a billion streams in 2017, Grammy-nominated duo Galantis debut their new single “Spaceship” featuring Uffie today on Big Beat Records.
Of the collaboration, Galantis notes, “After The Aviary World Tour, we were so pumped to get back out there with new music for the dance floor. ‘Spaceship’ takes us to the core of Galantis and our love for dance music. We couldn’t be more excited to join forces with Uffie. The first time we heard ‘Pop The Glock,’ it blew our minds… and since then, Uffie’s music has always stuck with us.”
Uffie adds, “Spaceships and summer are like milk and cookies…it’s just so right! I am thrilled to collaborate with the very talented Galantis duo on a track I love so much. It leaves me pining for the dance floor every time.”
Galantis has confirmed select headline summer tour dates including major festival performances at Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Electric Forest and Ultra Europe. See below for a complete list of tour dates.
Galantis is the Swedish production duo Christian Karlsson (also of Bloodshy & Avant and Miike Snow) and Linus Eklöw (Style of Eye). The group’s second album The Aviary debuted as a top 10 album in 23 countries and received widespread critical praise. The New Yorker proclaimed, “Galantis sends crowds soaring with reliably mammoth melodies,” while NYLON furthered, “Everything Galantis touches is gold.” Additionally, their debut album, Pharmacy, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Chart and spawned hit singles “Peanut Butter Jelly” and “Runaway (U&I),” the latter of which is RIAA certified gold in seven countries and earned Grammy nominations for “Best Dance Recording” and “Best Remixed Recording” via the Kaskade remix.
Uffie is a Los Angeles-based songwriter, musician, and fashion designer. She first made international waves via Paris with her first single “Pop the Glock” in 2006. In 2010 she released her debut album Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans, featuring the likes of Pharrell Williams, to critical acclaim. Following her feature on Charli XCX’s “Babygirl,” she headlined the Viva Phoenix festival and performed at Hard Festival 2017. Uffie is currently working on her new album in Los Angeles with executive producer Ammar Malik, J Kash and Andrew Wells; the record’s first single set for summer 2018.
May 18—Gulf Shores, AL—Hangout Festival
May 26—Monterrey, Mexico—Wish Outdoor Mexico
June 1—Washington, DC—Echostage
June 2—New York, NY—Governors Ball
June 15—Stockholm, Sweden—Summerburst Festival
June 21—Rothbury, MI—Electric Forest
June 22—Las Vegas, NV—Encore Beach Club
June 23—Toronto, Canada—Dreams Festival
July 6—Split, Croatia—Ultra Europe
July 13—Las Vegas, NV—XS Las Vegas
July 14—Las Vegas, NV—Encore Beach Club
July 19—Tonsberg, Norway—Slottsfjell
July 27—Bodo, Norway—Opptur Festival
July 28—Barcelona, Spain—Unite with Tomorrowland
August 2—Chicago, IL—Lollapalooza
August 4—Las Vegas, NV—XS Las Vegas
August 5— Las Vegas, NV—Encore Beach Club
August 12—Las Vegas, NV—XS Las Vegas
August 17—Helsinki, Finland—Weekend Festival
August 18—Parnu, Estonia—Weekend Festival Baltic
August 23—London, UK—Creamfields
August 25—London, UK—South West Four