EDM News: The amount of info flooding our inbox on a daily basis can be rather mind boggling. It seems like there are hundreds of new releases, music videos and tours being announced on the daily. So much so that it's rather impossible to stay up on it all. In an attempt to not let things fall through the crack, every couple of days we'll bring you a quick round up of the headlines catching our eyes.
dBerrie Drops "Zenith" via Flamingo Recordings
dBerrie's "Zenith" dropped Monday via Flamingo Recordings. After bouncing around America on the month long Generation Wild Tour (which you can read about here and here and here), New York native dBerrie returns to Fedde Le Grand and Funkerman’s Flamingo Recordings label with the follow-up to "Aquarius." This marks dBerrie's first release of 2013 and if you're looking for a gritty, high-octane, peak time anthem this'll serve the purpose. Follow dBerrie onFacebook | Twitter | Soundcloud
Ghost Beach "Modern Tongues Remixed" EP
Fresh from Crazy Heart Records and The Most Definitely comes a new twist on Ghost Beach's Modern Tongues album. Released yesterday, the "Modern Tongues Remixed" EP comes jam packed with upbeat, electro pop, remixes from the likes of Penguin Prison, Chad Valley, Gigamesh, Shook and Summer Heart that'll provide the perfect soundtrack for an easy, breezy, care free day.
The Presets and Dragonette Join Forces for North American Tour, May 2013
Even though they live on complete opposite sides of the world, The Presets (Australia) and Dragonette (Canada) are coming together to co-headline an extensive North American tour. You hear that North America? If you haven't already, you should pick up both their most recent albums and get prepared. While The Presets are touring off the glow of their newest album Pacifica, Dragonette will be catering to their fans that have come to grow and love their tracks like "Hello" and "Bodyparts." In addition, some lucky cities will also get to hear the live sounds of Classixx, bringing the noise off their latest album, Hanging Gardens. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 29th, leaving you plenty of time to play all these tunes on repeat for the upcoming May festivities.
SAT 05/04 9:30 Club Washington, DC (THE PRESETS ONLY)*
SUN 05/05 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA*
TUE 05/07 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA*
WED 05/08 Terminal 5 New York, NY*
THU 05/09 Le National Montreal, QC*
FRI 05/10 The Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON*
SUN 05/12 The Vogue Theatre Indianapolis, IN*
MON 05/13 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH*
TUE 05/14 Majestic Theatre Madison, WI*
WED 05/15 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN*
FRI 05/17 The Granada Lawrence, MO*
SAT 05/18 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO*
SUN 05/19 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT
MON 05/20 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
TUE 05/21 Avalon Los Angeles, CA*
FRI 05/24 Fox Theater San Francisco, CA
SAT 05/25 My Life Every Day San Diego, CA (The Presets Only)
SAT 05/25 Neon Desert Music Festival El Paso, TX (Dragonette Only)
SUN 05/26 Sasquatch Festival George, WA (The Presets Only)
Feed Me shares live remix video "Love Is All I Got" via Vibe Magazine
Did you miss out on the chance to see the crazy live visual experience that is Feed Me? Don't worry, Vibe Magazine has got you covered. About 30 seconds into the electronic banger I was kicking myself for missing out too. After watching all the way through, I knew I had to add Feed Me to my bucket list of shows. I think Vibe Magazine described the craziness of this video best, "The visuals are stunning to say the least (neon strobe light effects, intimidating stage set, flying tiny alien robots) and serves as an appropriate supplement until you get the chance to see the real thing.” Enjoy and keep your eye out the next time this UK artist comes to your city... you won't want to miss it.
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Araabmuzik announces "Professional Use Only" Tour
Starting April 10th in Brooklyn, NY, Araabmuzik will be wowing cities across the country with his mesmerizing MPC skills in support of his latest mixtape "For Professional Use Only." While the mixtape, which is out for free download via livemixtapes.com, melodically shows off his ability to bring some crazy beats together, it doesn't even compare to the intense energy that radiates off him on the stage live. Need I say more? Check out the dates below and see when this musical madness is coming to a city near you. Follow Araabmuzik onFacebook | Twitter | Soundcloud
4/10 Output - Brooklyn, NY
4/11 The Basement EAV - Atlanta, GA
4/12 The Parish - New Orleans, LA
4/13 Lizard Lounge - Dallas, TX
4/17 The Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI
4/18 The Mid - Chicago, IL
4/19 Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO
4/20 The Mullins Center - Los Angeles, CA
4/24 Voyeur - San Diego, CA
4/26 1015 Folsom - San Francisco, CA
Sam Smith "Lay Me Down" Todd Edwards Dub Mix
While the original Sam Smith "Lay Me Down" track tugs on some serious emotional heart strings, the Todd Edwards Dub Mix evokes the energy needed to dance out the built emotion. Perfectly hand in hand, Todd Edwards was able to keep the angelic vocals of Sam Smith in tact, while adding some nice wobbles and electro pop synths. Lucky for us listeners who feel the need to shake off and dance away our feelings, both versions are available to buy from iTunes today. Follow Todd Edwards on Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud
Slava Shares Video for "Werk"
If the title of the song didn't tip you off, this isn't your usual work. Slava debuts his video for "Werk," with what I can best describe as the ideal office atmosphere any person could ask for. From drinking vodka at the desk, to programming beautiful dancing girls, and some catchy electronic tunes, I have to know where does one need to sign up to get this day job? Also be sure to keep an eye out for "Raw Solutions" out April 23 via Software Recordings. Follow Slava on Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike "Wakanda" Video
This video should come with a disclaimer. So let me pre-warn you before pressing play that if you are in either an area with people you know or by yourself as this video is by far one of the most sexual/erotic videos I have ever seen. Appropriately deemed as the "Rated R Fan Video," this visually shocking video is filled with some serious female nudity and heavy petting. One has to ask, what is "Wakanda" and why has this movement not caught on sooner? Well, you're in luck... I have the answer.
The ‘Wakanda, named after last month’s huge international club smash from brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, is essentially the art of cramming as many people as possible into or onto small spaces or random objects and then collectively ‘fist-pumping’ as fast as you can to the track’s epic break-down.
So join the "Wakanda" movement, press play and do what you gotta do... cause it's about to get raunchy. Follow Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike on Facebook | Twitter (Dimitri) | Twitter (Like Mike) | Soundcloud
Toro Y Moi "Never Matter" Video
This feel good video from Toro Y Moi really sets the scene of what producing music is all about: playing music to make people happy and get their feet dancing. It doesn't matter how old you are, where you are, or what gender.. it's all about the vibe and what you get out of it. If all swap meets like the one in this video included the chance to listen to some Toro Y Moi tunes with the exchange of dancing on camera, then count me in... Follow Toro Y Moi on Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud
TOKiMONSTA featuring MNDR “Go With It” Video
Grab some popcorn and some dancing shoes because while the rhythmic tunes we've come to know and love about TOKiMONSTA might make you feel the need to dance around, this video also evokes the feeling of watching a cinematic feature. I don't want to spoil the fun on the plot line for this one, so instead here's a little background info on what you need to know.
"Filmed at The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood and other locations in Southern California, TOKiMONSTA collaborated with visual artists High5Collective who’ve who have recently created videos for Alexander Spit and Felix Da Housecat. Prominent Hollywood marketing and promotions manager Bo Burroughs is the featured lead, while TOKiMONSTA and MNDR have cameos in it as well. “Go With It” was released as a single on Ultra Music in late February and will appear on her new studio album Half Shadows that’s set for release April 9."
Salva Takes Over BBC Radio 1 "In New DJs We Trust" March 28th
Tune into BBC Radio 1 March 28th at 4-5 pm EST / 1-2 pm PST for the first installment of Salva's BBC Radio 1 In New DJs We Trust residency, sitting in alongside Jackmaster, Brodinski and Monki. Just in time for his upcoming first episode, Salva unveiled his collaborative remix with RL Grime of Jamie Lidell "What A Shame," off the self-titled LP out now on Warp. Follow Salva on Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud
If you've fallen in love with what you've heard, Salva has also announced some tour dates with Gaslamp Killer, XXYXX and other special guests, from the UK to the United States that you won't want to miss.
3/30 - Geneva, Switzerland - Electron Festival
4/5 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
4/6 - Liege, Belgium - Studio 22
4/16 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex*
4/25 - Second Episode of In New DJs We Trust
4/26 - Nottingham, UK - Stealth
4/27 - Berlin, Germany - Gretchen
5/3 - Antwerpen, Belgium - Kavka
5/4 - London, UK - Koko#
5/10 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
5/30 - Third Episode of In New DJs We Trust
7/19 - Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival
* w/ Gaslamp Killer + Very Special Guests
# w/ XXYYXX
!K7 Label Group announces North American partnership with R&S/Apollo Records
EDM lovers of past and present can appreciate this. !K7 and R&S/Apollo Records have been influencing the our scene for about 30 years now, signing and releasing great producers/music and in turn building a solid foundation for the electronic/dance music in both their respective homes. Now with the help of !K7's New York base, R&S/Apollo Records will be taking over North America too. Excited much? I can't contain mine. It's about time the US got some more European influence. Some key notes read from Billboard included:
"Under the partnership, !K7’s New York-based team will provide R&S and Apollo with physical and digital distribution via !K7’s North American network, as well as US-focused strategy, marketing, and label services."
“The aim of our label to create synergy with like-minded labels and we think R&S is a perfect fit,” Horst Weidenmueller, CEO of !K7 Records, tells Billboard.biz exclusively. “Similar to !K7, R&S championed some of the early architects of techno and electronic music, and has expanded its range to artist-driven projects that span the full breadth of electronic music. What's missing is a footprint in the U.S., and we think we're a perfect partner to help.” To peep the whole article and read up a little more, you can go to billboard.com