REZZ has announced a virtual reality listening party on Tuesday 23rd July to mark the release of her new EP, ‘Beyond The Senses’.
The producer will appear as an avatar version of herself thanks to Wave Studio. Fans can run the Wave app on a variety of platforms— from Oculus Rift (downloaded through Oculus) to HTC Vive and PC desktop (available via Steam)— to get involved.
Electroland will return to Disneyland Paris for another edition of the festival in 2020.
Making its debut in 2017, Electroland featured Steve Aoki, Nervo, Michael Calfan and Richard Orlinski, with LED screens, a full production set up and projections on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
Last weekend this year's Electroland took place, which has now grown into a three-day event, with performances from Alesso, The Magician and Armin Van Buuren, with a theme of both The Lion King & Jungle Festival.
The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party has been cancelled.
The event, announced back in April, was due to take place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July, with Major Lazer, Billie Eilish, Miguel and G-Eazy amongst the headliners.
A statement was made this morning from Diplo's Mad Decent HQ, citing 'circumstances beyond control' as the cause of the cancellation— which has come just ten days before attendees were due to arrive.
In his own life, Cédric Steinmyller plays two roles. There’s the quiet, observant young man, whose crystal blue eyes peer downward as he speaks. And then there is Klingande, the sensational commercial house icon who dominates the decks with the same confident ferocity that’s made him one to watch since 2012. When we connect with him during Miami Music Week, we meet both personas. Though seemingly shy upon introduction, Steinmyller possesses a friendly and relaxed demeanor. “It’s very easy to connect with people here,” he tells DJ Mag.
Following the release of singles 'Tough Love' and 'SOS', Avicii's posthumous album 'TIM' will be released later today.
Broadcast by Tomorrowland One World Radio at 5pm CET, Avicii's third studio album 'TIM' was completed by producers who worked with the late EDM star in the years before his death.
'TIM' is comprised of 12 tracks, including collaborations with Coldplay's Chris Martin and Imagine Dragons.
Porter Robinson has teased that new music is in the works, his first original solo stuff since 2014.
According to a post on the artist's Instagram page, in which he also appears with a new blonde hair style, fresh fair is en route.
"IF THIS DOESNT [sic] MEAN NEW PORTER MUSIC IS IN THE WORKS THEN WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON"
Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid DJs, topped by Calvin Harris, are earning the lowest amount since 2013 according to this year's International Music Summit report from Ibiza.
Dance music's share of the global music market in general has declined over the 12 months to December 2018. The UK saw the biggest loss— from 11.6 to 9.5%. In the US, the drop was from 3.5 to 3%. Germany and Canada, meanwhile, actually saw electronic genres grow during the same period.
The tracklist for Avicii's 'TIM' has been revealed, alongside plans for a new global campaign aimed at bringing fans across the world together.
'TIM' will be released on 6th June, and is the first album of new music by the producer, AKA Tim Bergling, since his unexpected death in 2018. It contains several previously-unreleased tracks that were completed by the artist himself, alongside works that required finishing touches based on specific notes he left prior to his passing. Collaborations include Vargas & Lagola, Aloe Blacc, Imagine Dragons and Bonn.
Armin van Buuren doesn’t really do interviews anymore. He’s reached the upper echelons of his chosen career, and doesn’t really need to. The “trance overlord,” as someone dubs him at the Q&A that your DJ Mag hack hosts with him at this year’s revamped Winter Music Conference in Miami, is one of the most successful people in dance music — seen as impeccably clean-cut and well-adjusted by some, as godlike by others. He’s the unflappable, intelligent, fan-friendly king of the #TranceFamily; the record-breaking five-time winner of the Top 100 DJs poll.
“I always promised myself as a little kid that if I ever had the opportunity to make my own radio show, I would do it,” he says. “I felt it was the most direct way to introduce new music to your fans.” He started a weekly show, A State Of Trance, in June 2001 — in Dutch — and a couple of guys in the north of Holland started illegally streaming his show on the internet through Shoutcast, an early streaming protocol. Trance enthusiasts from around the world began following the show, communicating with each other via IRC chat.
“Out of the 10 positive comments on a gig, there’d be one negative one — and that would destroy my life. I wasn’t able to sleep, I was using alcohol too much, and I was feeling depressed — I was really depressed about being No.1. It was crazy”
Armin’s last No.1 gong came in 2012, and he suggests that the pressure came off him after he relinquished the top spot. He got a Grammy nomination in 2013 for anthemic trance-lite ditty ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ featuring Trevor Guthrie, and felt like he could cross off topping the Top 100 DJs poll from his list of achievements. “That’s not to say I don’t want to be No.1 anymore — if you ask Steven Spielberg if he wants to win another Oscar, I’m not gonna lie, you’re only as good as your last film or last production,” he says.
It was just over a year ago that Swedish dance icon Avicii took his own life. And Keith Flint from The Prodigy more recently. How hard did Avicii’s tragic passing hit Armin? “Very hard,” he says, solemnly. “Yeah, very hard. The passing of Avicii is probably the darkest day in dance music, cos he’s the first one to go — and, I hope not, but I think more will follow. I see many DJs coping with mental issues — more than I can say in this interview. It only takes one bad night, one bad decision.