Coverage: Music Radar / Aug 10, 2017

Max Styler: 5 things I’ve learned about music production

Having signed to Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak label at the tender age of 18, Californian Max Styler could be considered something of an electronic music production prodigy. Now 21, he’s spent the past three years playing at festivals around the world and honing his skills in the studio, and recently released his new single Promises, featuring GØLDN. He may be young, but Max has already learned plenty about the music production process, as he’s about to tell you… CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: This Song Is Sick / Aug 08, 2017

Ephwurd Drops Bass House Mix Ahead Of Upcoming Shambhala Performance

Today we are premiering an exciting new mix from Ephwurd. The duo consists of all-star producers Datsik and Bais Haus and have graced us with a filthy mix to gear us up for their performance at Shambhala this upcoming weekend. Ephwurd have come a long way since premiering their track “Just Us” with us two years ago. Their recent releases and gigs, including a remix of GRiZ & Big Gigantic and a killer set at Lollapalooza over the weekend, have shown us how the duo manage to keep their momentum going. This energy translates directly into their mixes and is highly evident in the one we’ve been given today. CLICK TO WATCH THE NEWS

Coverage: Mixmag / Jul 24, 2017

BLACKGUMMY UNLEASHES THE OMINOUS “ICONOCLAST”

Perhaps the dichotomy of his deceivingly childlike moniker is part of the mystique of BlackGummy, a mysterious Los Angeles-based producer that has been added into the fold as a staple of the celebrated Mau5trap label. Readying to release a brand new four-track EP called “Monolith”, BlackGummy has offered up the daunting and ominous intro track called “Iconoclast” to Mixmag as a hearty, dark taste of the bass-driven techno sounds to expect from the artist. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: CP24 / Jul 09, 2017

DVBBS STOPPED BY CP24 TV

On July the 8th, prior to the Dreams Festival, DVBBS stopped by CP24 Toronto’s Breaking News to talk about their rise to fame on the international electronic dance music scene and future plans. CLICK TO WATCH THE NEWS

Coverage: Dancing Astronaut / Jul 08, 2017

Nicky Romero releases “5 Years Of Protocol” EP with remixes from John Dahlback, Stadiumx, and more

Nicky Romero and the Protocol Recordings team are celebrating their fifth birthday with an epic series of events and brand new music releases. There’s no doubt that Nicky Romero‘s Protocol Recordings crew know how to bring the heat, and they’re going all out for the label’s 5th birthday this year. The highlight of their master plan comes in the form of five major new tracks on an enticing EP package. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: Your EDM / Jul 03, 2017

EPHWURD ON THE TIME THEY ALMOST KILLED STEVE AOKI, NEW MUSIC & MORE

After seeing their set in Toronto at the Velvet Underground, I now know why fans love them so dearly. Their sets are full of energy, and the duo have a blast on stage. Comprised of bass music legend Datsik and LA Native Bais Haus, the two have plenty of musical and production talent under their belts. I had the pleasure of talking to them before their set, discussing topics like their Summer 2017 tour, production, and how Bais Haus almost killed Steve Aoki. Here’s what the two had to say… CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

Coverage: EDM.com / Jun 09, 2017

MAU5TRAP’S ATTLAS JUST RELEASED A DREAMY NEW SINGLE & WE’VE GOT THE DETAILS [INTERVIEW]

ATTLAS is an extremely talented producer, one with steadfast dedication to the art of music. He uses sound to carefully weave stories, in a distinctly sincere and heartfelt manner, rather than putting out songs to cater to people’s likes. He takes his ideas and his feelings, and finds a unique and invigorating way to incorporate them into sounds. With producers conforming to trends so often these days, it is refreshing to see some stay true to their art, like ATTLAS. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: Billboard / Jun 08, 2017

Viceroy and Tom Aspaul “Improvise” on New Genre-Bending Single

When it came to taking on a new genre, San Francisco-based producer Viceroy’s best bet was to just try and wing it. On his new track “Improvise,” a collaboration with British singer-songwriter Tom Aspaul, Viceroy trades the electronic beats for a disco rhythm with the same signature summertime vibes. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

Coverage: The Huffington Post / May 26, 2017

Premiere + Interview: “Still” feat. Ben Stevenson by Toronto producer Bobby Love

“Still” is a versatile track, fitting for hot summer days and late nights that turn into mornings. It’s warm and inviting, the work of Toronto based producer Bobby Love and vocalist Ben Stevenson. According to Love, the sound is something out of the ordinary. Before this, he had been releasing mostly house leaning tracks. Created in the middle of the night, the track “is the first time I’ve opened this side of myself to the world,” he says. We’ll have to see if Bobby Love makes more downtempo r&b influenced tracks like this in the future, but for now, at least we have “Still.” Check out the premiere below, as well an interview with Bobby Love. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: Mr. Suicide Sheep / May 26, 2017

MORTEN – KEEP ME FROM YOU ft. ODA FEATURED on MR. Suicide Sheep

Mr. Suicide Sheep featured MORTEN’s newest release “Keep Me From You” featuring. ODA. Released on Warner Music. Check it out. CLICK TO WATCH THE NEWS

Coverage: This Song Is Sick / May 19, 2017

MORTEN Drops Future Bass Single “Keep Me From You” Feat. Oda (incl. interview)

“Keep Me From You” pulls you from the first note with a light but gripping production coupled with Oda’s powerful voice. Joined by a subtle percussion, the instrumental elements build in harmony with the vocals, feeding off of each other as the track breaks into a vivid future bass drop. The track proves once again that morten excels in sounds of all kinds. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: OC Weekly / May 16, 2017

Helena Legend Fuses the International Dance Music Scene with Her New SoCal LIfe (interview)

Helena Legend isn’t just one of the world’s top female DJs — for that matter, she’s not even just a DJ. With a new clothing line and a massive social media presence to match, the world-traveling British-born artist is rapidly becoming a star on both a national and international level. But growing up, Legend didn’t intend to become a DJ superstar. She was merely a dance music superfan who couldn’t get enough of the sounds and the culture. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

Coverage: Dancing Astronaut / May 12, 2017

Ephwurd premiere new radio show, “Eph’d Up”

Bass pundits Ephwurd have returned with the premiere of their new radio show, Eph’d Up. The first two episodes feature tracks from the likes of Chocolate Puma, Hi-Lo, and the hosting duo themselves. (…) As one the first acts to popularize the bass house genre, Ephwurd will be bringing their hallmark sound to over ten cities, where they will round out their North American Spring Tour at Freakfest in New Orleans. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: XXL / May 03, 2017

2 Chainz Turns Up on Steve Aoki and DVBBS’ New Song “Without U”

After a year in the making, Steve Aoki and Canadian electronic duo DVBBS officially drop their highly-anticipated 2 Chainz collaborative single “Without U.” The superstars came together in early 2016 to make the record, which was originally titled “Wouldn’t Be Me Without You.” The title was later trimmed down and Aoki debuted the song live at Ultra Music Festival 2017. The record will appear on Aoki’s upcoming album, Kolony. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

Coverage: Complex / May 01, 2017

Steve Aoki Joins Forces With DVBBS and 2 Chainz for “Without U”

For several years, superstar DJ Steve Aoki has been talking with 2 Chainz about collaborating. Back in early 2016, they made it happen. It took a while, but they’ve finally shared the results with the rest of us. Aoki and Chainz, along with Canadian duo DVBBS, have just released “Without U.” (…) As you might imagine, “Without U” has elements of both the dance and EDM so familiar to Aoki and DVBBS, and hip-hop via an energetic performance from 2 Chainz. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: The Huffington Post / Apr 27, 2017

Florian Picasso & Raiden team up for “Hanabi” (incl. an interview)

Hanabi is a study in tension and release, push and pull, melody and distortion. A collaboration between Florian Picasso (who happens to be the great grandson of Pablo Picasso) and Raiden from Korea, the track showcases the potential of a shared idea. Released via Protocol Recordings, the label’s A& R and Creative Director Jorik Van de Pol says the record is exactly what the label is looking for with their new artists, “to seek the opportunity to explore yourself musically and create something amazing with likeminded artists. (…) Check out the premiere below, as well as an interview with both Florian Picasso and Raiden. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

Coverage: Global News / Apr 13, 2017

DIRTY AUDIO SWINGS BY GLOBAL NEWS FOR A TV INTERVIEW

Seasons 2017 Music and Arts Festival underway in Vancouver. One of the performers at this weekend’s event is American bass/trap artist “Dirty Audio”. He gives us a lesson on what EDM is all about, touching on its reputation for drug use. CLICK TO WATCH THE NEWS
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Coverage: Hype Machine / Apr 03, 2017

Felix Cartal’s “Get what You Give” reaches #1 on Hype Machine

Acclaimed Canadian producer Felix Cartal brings his prevalent & innovative sound to Enhanced for the first time in the stylish, feel-good hit ‘Get What You Give’. With a host of standout productions alongside the likes of Kaskade, international tour dates and a reputation for delivering some of modern dance’s highly praised releases, Felix Cartal is firmly seated in the ascendency. Bringing an infectious reboot, ‘Get What You Give’ delivers Felix’s imitable approach in a sophisticated record showcasing the Vancouver native’s polished, sophisticated sound. After receiving support from Billboard, Dancing Astronaut, This Song Is Sick, your edm among others, the track has just reached #1 on Hype Machine as “The Most Popular track On Blogs now”. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

Coverage: Billboard / Mar 24, 2017

Felix Cartal Drops Infectious Track “Get What You Give”

Canadian producer Felix Cartal is bringing us all the melodic, feel-good vibes on “Get What You Give,” premiering exclusively on Billboard Dance today. The track is an unique take on New Radicals’ ” You Get What You Give” with layered snaps and piano until synth takes over in the hook with upbeat bass and distorted lyrics. The vocals are super crisp as they keep with the original lyrics, “You’ve got the music in you / Don’t let go / You’ve got the music in you / One dance left.” CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: Mixmag / Mar 17, 2017

NOTAKER GROWLS ON AN OTHERWORLDLY BASS MAU5TRAP RELEASE “ABYSS”

Despite being a relatively new face on the scene, David Nothaker’s burgeoning career has already landed him a seat amongst some of America’s most noteworthy bass-tipped producers. Following outputs on Monstercat and Armada Captivating and now catching the attention of the mau5trap head honcho himself, the St. Louis, Missouri producer contributes ‘Abyss’, a growling, warbling exploration that’s seeped in mysterious, otherworldly and mau5-approved vibes. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

Coverage: DJ Mag / Mar 13, 2017

DIRTY AUDIO, HELENA LEGEND, Plastik Funk DISH THE DIRT ON MIAMI

The year is 2017. The month is March. This means one thing: We are going to Miami where the heat is on all night on the beach (and day!) There’s no better place to make memories (some foggier than others), and meet new people – if only for a quickie. Welcome to Miami! DJ Mag USA gets the inside scoop on WMC from your fave DJs. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: Billboard / Mar 09, 2017

Catch a Tan Listening to Nicky Romero’s Protocol Miami 2017 Compilation

Grab the sunscreen, slather it all over your body, and throw your shades over your eye holes. You’re gonna feel the blazing, blinding Miami sun as soon as you press play on Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings Miami Mix for 2017. (…) If you haven’t bought your tickets to MMW yet, this whole compilation will have you ready to drop dollars, especially when you hear the whole Protocol crew will come through to mix their best hits, unreleased and otherwise, at ORA Miami on Miami Beach, Thursday, March 23. Performers include Nicky Romero, Florian Picasso, YVES V, Raiden, SDJM, and Tom Tyger, plus special guests. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

Coverage: Dancing Astronaut / Mar 06, 2017

Trilane & Yaro (feat. Max Landry) – Miss Out (Nicky Romero Edit)

2017 got off to a decent start for Romero and Protocol, releasing their Miami 2017 compilation in advance of his Miami Music Week performance on March 10. In addition to this collection, the producer recently dropped a new edit of Trilane & Yaro’s “Miss Out.” The song features melodious synths and an equally mellow beat drop, with vocalist Max Landry further adding to the soothing tone of the song. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: NBC San Diego / Mar 03, 2017

The Helena Legend Takeover

100.7 KFMBFM’s Robin Roth chats with UK-born, Australian-bred powerhouse DJ/producer Helena Legend before her Omnia San Diego show on Jan. 26. CLICK TO WATCH THE NEWS

Coverage: 92.3 AMP Radio / Mar 03, 2017

Peking Duk Talks Passion Pit, Formerly Being a Barista and More

Peking Duk – an EDM duo hailing from Canberra, Australia. No, there’s no relation between them and that restaurant Peking Duck House on East 53rd. They do share one thing in common, though… they’re both amazing. Off the rip, I had to ask the guys where the name came from, and they had a very…er…’creative’ explanation. CLICK TO WATCH THE NEWS
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Coverage: Entertainment Weekly / Mar 03, 2017

Amba Shepherd’s “Wide Awake & Dreaming” supported by entertainment weekly

Having collaborated on Hardwell’s “Apollo” and “U Are” with Paul Oakenfold in the past, Australian singer-songwriter Amba Shepherd enlisted Dutch producer Tommy Rocks for her latest, high-energy solo single. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

Coverage: Galore Mag / Mar 02, 2017

HELENA LEGEND HAS AN ANTHEM FOR ANY GIRL WHO’S GHOSTED A GUY

Helena Legend knows that sometimes the only way to get rid of a dude is to ghost him. The boss EDM babe released Part II of her EP “No Explanations” today, and she’s showing a whole new side. First off, Helena sings on a bunch of the tracks, a first for her. Second off, the first track, “Ghost Ya” is seriously relatable for any girl who’s had to deal with a clingy dude. We talked to the Aussie musician about how to curve a dude, her new EP, and crazy fans with foot fetishes. Check out the exclusive photos and interview below. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: CP24 Breakfast / FEB 25, 2017

CP24 Breakfast INTERVIEWS PEKING DUK LIVE ON TV

DURING THEIR “WE ARE ALL ANIMALS” 2017 NORTH AMERICA TOUR PEKING DUK DROPPED BY THE CANADA’S LEADING MORNING SHOW, CP24 BREAKFAST, FOR A LIVE TV INTERVIEW. CLICK TO WATCH THE NEWS

Coverage: Entertainment Tonight Canada / Feb 24, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CANADA INTERVIEWS PEKING DUK

DURING THEIR “WE ARE ALL ANIMALS” 2017 NORTH AMERICA TOUR PEKING DUK STOPPED BY ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CANADA’s STUDIOS IN TORONTO FOR A VIDEO INTERVIEW for ET CANADA’s “GET TO KNOW…” SEGMENT. CLICK TO WATCH THE NEWS
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Coverage: Billboard / FEB 24, 2017

Helena Legend on the Meaning Behind New EP “No Explanations Pt. 2” and Creating Her Own Fashion Line

Helena Legend sits down with Billboard to discuss tour life, the meaning behind her new EP, and the shift in her music that inspired her upcoming fashion line. “Now, in the midst of traveling on her “Beauty and the Beard” tour with fellow DJ Kennedy Jones, releasing her No Explanations Pt. 2, and putting the finishing touches on her upcoming single, Legend decided there’s no better time than the present to get back into fashion, creating her own clothing line.” CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

Coverage: This Song Is Sick / Feb 16, 2017

No Way Back DelIvers Chill House Song “Minute” Ft. Sophia Black

Los Angeles-based producer No Way Back is making his TSIS debut on his latest track “Minute” featuring Sophia Black. The soulful tune arrives today via Enhanced Music and carries an uplifting tone throughout. The chill house song will surely put you in a good mood after listening. No Way Back, aka Anthony Pisano, has created a mellow, grooving single for his latest original and is a great introduction to his music. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: DCW50 TV / FEB 13, 2017

DCW50 caught up with DVBBS before their performance at Echostage

Few producers have risen to the top in the electronic music scene as quickly as DVBBS, who captured the industry’s attention with their hits “Gold Skies” and “Never Leave”. The Canadian brothers Alex and Christopher have been continuously cultivating their sound since their debut in 2012, and their latest EP, “Beautiful Disaster,” is the most dynamic display of their musical prowess yet. CLICK TO WATCH THE NEWS

Coverage: Power 106 FM / Feb 08, 2017

Peking Duk at Power 106 FM

One of Australia’s hottest musical exports, PEKING DUK, HAVE STOPPED BY The West Coast’s premiere RADIO station, LA’s POWER 106 FM, FOR AN INTERVIEW FOR THE POWER’S POWERTOOLS SHOW.
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Coverage: REVOLT TV / FEB 03, 2017

Peking Duk “Stranger Remixes Pt. 2”

Late last year, Peking Duk released their cinematic anthem “Stranger” featuring Elliphant. Instantly, the Australian duo took the scene by storm with over 10 million streams. With an effervescent sound, it was only right for this duo to take things to the next level with their two-part remix package. This time around for Round 2, Peking Duk stars Wax Motif, Faux Tales and Jackal. Wax Motif opens with a future house infused remix, Faux Tales works with a chilled out bass and uplifting instrumental, while Jackal’s version is slightly whimsical and dreamy. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

Coverage: The Huffington Post / Feb 01, 2017

Helena Legend shares “RU Feeling It” ft. Lyre

A good music video can transport us to another world, often a place we’ve rarely seen on film. In Helena Legend’s new video, directed by James Winterhalter, we are transported through the night of Shanghai, the “real” Shangai, as our narrator decrees in the opening voice over. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: FUSE TV / Jan 20, 2017

DVBBS DISCUSS UPCOMING EP, NEW MUSIC WITH CODY SIMPSON, STEVE AOKI, 2 CHAINZ & MORE

2016 saw electronic favorites DVBBS inch their way closer into the pop world and now the best friends are looking to go even bigger both in pop and EDM this year. Watch above as the guys share details about new music including collaborations with 2 Chainz, Steve Aoki and Belly, plus a session with Cody Simpson that fans should be able to hear on DVBBS’ forthcoming EP. Member Chris Chronicles adds that they’re ready to “experiment a little bit more into the pop world and also keep our foot still in the electronic world by releasing a live banger here and there meant for live shows and the festival world.” CLICK TO WATCH THE NEWS

Coverage: AOL BUILD / Jan 13, 2017

DVBBS STOPPED BY AOL BUILD FOR AN INTERVIEW

From Tomorrowland to EDC and Ultra, electronic artists, DVBBS, have been hitting up the top music festivals since their debut in 2012. The Canadian brothers, Alex and Christopher, who make up the group, have a new EP out, “Beautiful Disaster,” and they are stopping by BUILD to discuss their music. Interview at 692 Broadway in NYC for BUILD Series. CLICK TO WATCH THE INTERVIEW
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Coverage: This Song Is Sick / Jan 11, 2017

Dirty Audio Teams Up With Max Styler On Melodic Trap Single “Roller Coaster”

In 2016, Dirty Audio dropped one of the biggest trap releases of the year with “Gettin’ That”, a filthy collaboration alongside Rickyxsan. To kick off the new year, Dirty Audio has teamed up with Max Styler for “Roller Coaster”, a unique and versatile release on Monstercat. The single is introduced by a warm melodic progression that’s soon interrupted by aggressive trap drums. However, they switch things up again at the drop with a pleasing future bass progression filled with vocal chops and uplifting pads. Catering to the “Roller Coasting” title, the tune goes for another spin with filthy trap synths to headbang to. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

Coverage: Clash Magazine / Jan 09, 2017

Plastik Funk – “Sunrise” ft. Katt Rose

Vowing to make ‘bliss house’, the production pairing set about keeping their promise in the most luxurious way possible. Releasing a string of exuberant, uproarious house cuts, Plastik Funk delivered ‘Sunrise’ just as 2016 was drawing to a close. Out on January 9th, Katt Rose adds her vocals to a cut that captures the feeling of partying all night, and the rising sun shining down on those aching muscles. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: Dancing Astronaut / Jan 04, 2017

DJ Snake x Yellow Claw – Ocho Cinco (Dirty Audio Remix)

DJ Snake and Yellow Claw’s “Ocho Cinco” from the Parisian producer’s debut album Encore has seen its fair share of remixes. 27 of them to be exact. The stand out remix in the package comes at the hands of up-and-comer Dirty Audio who instilled the mix with his own barrage of dirty dubstep drops and mayhem-making rhythms. The resulting output is undoubtedly destined for Main Stage festival adoption. And may even surpass the original’s appeal on big sound systems for bigger crowds. This one is mean. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

Coverage: DJ Mag France / Dec 29, 2016

COLLECTION: EDDIE THONEICK

DJ Mag France Caught up with the german house music producer – eddie thoneick which resulted a 1 page feature in the newest printed issue of the magazine. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS (FRENCH)
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Coverage: DJ Mag / Dec 10, 2016

HELENA LEGEND GIVES US “NO EXPLANATIONS PART 1”

Helena Legend released her three-track ‘No Explanations Part 1’ yesterday (Friday 9th December) via Ultra/Sony, and can now stream the EP in full below. As a triple threat — Legend is a DJ/producer, singer and songwriter — her latest EP incorporates synth-laden futuristic melodies, thumping basslines and strong vocals. Collaborations on ‘No Explanations Part 1’ include LA-based singer/songwriter and producer duo LYRE, along with fellow Australian Blake Rose.Helena Legend released her three-track ‘No Explanations Part 1’ yesterday (Friday 9th December) via Ultra/Sony, and can now stream the EP in full below. As a triple threat — Legend is a DJ/producer, singer and songwriter — her latest EP incorporates synth-laden futuristic melodies, thumping basslines and strong vocals. Collaborations on ‘No Explanations Part 1’ include LA-based singer/songwriter and producer duo LYRE, along with fellow Australian Blake Rose. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

Coverage: Music Radar / Nov 25, 2016

Plastik Funk show you their favourite pieces of kit

It’s been a busy year for Plastik Funk. The German house duo (Rafael Ximenez and Mikio Gruschinske) have released both remixes and original music, and over the next few weeks they’ll be touring the globe, rounding out 2016 in Switzerland on New Year’s Eve. Fortunately, we managed to pin the guys down while they were back in their studio, and we asked them to show us what they’ve got in there and tell us all about it. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: Billboard / Nov 22, 2016

Breathe Carolina & IZII Channel The One Who Got Away in ‘Echo (Let Go)’ Video

Breathe Carolina and IZII team up to remember the good times and the bad with a lost love in their new “Echo (Let Go)” music video, premiering exclusively with Billboard. The Ethan Jacob-directed clip shows a couple struggling to find happiness together thought a tumultuous relationship, cutting between scenes of romantic bliss and torment that get to the root of the song. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

Coverage: Billboard / Nov 19, 2016

Slander’s “Duality” EP Features Remixes From NGHTMRE & More: Listen

Beauty and ugliness. Joy and horror. Soft and hard. Love and fear. Life is what happens in the gray area between humanity’s great dichotomies. It’s in the struggle toward one and the other that makes our existence so bittersweet, and it’s also the perfect fodder for musical creativity. Slander calls upon these forces on his latest EP ‘Duality,’ out today on Mad Decent. Its two original tracks are light and dark. “Love Again” feat. WAVS lingers like romance, while “Dead” hits hot like a fever. Thrashing guitars versus angelic vocals. Which is your favorite? CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: Dancing Astronaut / Nov 18, 2016

Slander – Dead (NGHTMRE Remix)

From the Gud Vibrations bus tour, to the massive success of their Nuclear Bonds EP, the three producers have not slowed up for a second in 2016. The diabolic discordance continues as NGHTMRE works his magic on the LA’s duo’s morbid and menacing “Dead” as part of the remix package for their Duality EP. Like everything he touches, NGHTMRE’s reimagination is a lesson in impeccable sound design, earning his remix a nod as the most notable and attention-grabbing on the seven track package. If you need something to set Friday night off right — look no further. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

Coverage: This Song Is Sick / Nov 16, 2016

JOYRYDE Makes OWSLA Debut With “Hot Drum”

Calling all ryders, JOYRYDE has made his exciting OWSLA debut with “Hot Drum”, an adrenaline-pumping record filled with heavy future house synths, tight vocal samples and street-inspired percussion. JOYRYDE released his latest single, “Hot Drum”, independently two months ago, but it brings us great excitement that Skrillex’s imprint has picked up the record and given it their stamp of approval. Best of yet, the tune has been matched with a visually-stunning music video featuring slick racing cars. Enjoy! CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: Billboard / Oct 26, 2016

SLANDER and YOOKiE Go Absolutely Ape on “After All”

Fresh from the roving ovens of the Gud Vibrations Bus Tour, SLANDER and YOOKiE unleash an outright aural attack on your brain. “After All” features misleadingly sweet vocals from Jinzo. We say “misleading,” because the song’s verses do not prepare you for the most jarring drop you’ve ever heard that lurks around the corner. SLANDER says the duo’s been “cracking skulls open” with this song for the past month, and we believe them. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

Coverage: ADE Radio / Oct 24, 2016

ADE Radio with: VASSY

For the third consecutive year THE LEGENDARY AMSTERDAM DANCE EVENT IS running THEIR highly successful radio show, presenting three days packed with interviews, exclusive listening sessions, recordings and a series of live streams from the event. CLICK TO WATCH THE INTERVIEW
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Coverage: DJ Mag Italia / Oct 24, 2016

NGHTMRE FEATURED IN THE OCTOBER ISSUE OF THE DJ MAG ITALY (2 PAGES)

When we talk about international trap scene best acts, NGHTMRE is one of the names we definitely cannot ignore. NGHTMARE is one of the first name that I am thinking of when some friends of colloeagues asks me about what trap music to listen to. The best definition for this act would be “the next big thing”. Speaking of which, it’s no secret anymore, looking at all the collabs the LA based producer has done only in the last few months. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS (ITALIAN)

Coverage: DJ Mag US / Oct 14, 2016

Fat Of The Slander

LA-BASED PRODUCER ACT, Slander (Derek Andersen and Scott Land), went from DJing as a hobby in college to debuting at EDC Las Vegas and Tomorrowland within the last couple of years. Slander’s distinctive creative approach to production of their own original tracks and remixes set them apart from the inundation of budding producers. Their bass-thumping remix of Showtek’s ‘We Like To Party’ with NGHTMRE has contributed to their everpresent popularity. The duo recently announced their forthcoming nine-track EP, “Duality”, due out via Mad Decent this fall. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: Clash Magazine / Oct 14, 2016

New from Dirty Soul, purveyors of a higher class of house

The product of two producers who share a rich background in the French electronic scene, TW3LV bring to life a mutual love for ’80s music, while recreating it in a thoroughly modern fashion. Fittingly, ‘Sunset Skies’ is evocative of the best scenes of teenage escapism as imagined by Hughes and Spielberg, but is at once auspiciously apt as our evenings grow shorter and summer is but a fading memory. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

Coverage: The Huffington Post / Oct 13, 2016

VASSY Discusses Life in Australia, Charity Work and her Favorite Festivals

“I’m very outdoors. I like parks and nature. I like gardening. I like animals. I like normal stuff not having anything to do with the industry,” VASSY told me with an affectionate laugh. Vassy Karagiorgos, known to the EDM universe as VASSY, has been making a gigantic splash on airwaves all over the world. The Australian vocalist made history when “We Are Young” reached number 1 on the US Billboard Dance Charts making her the first Australian Artist to go number 1 with her solo single debut release. Despite establishing herself as the queen of the dance floor, VASSY had to scratch and claw her way to the top of the charts while growing up in Australia. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: Uproxx / Oct 07, 2016

PANG! Opens Up Their World On Calming New Single

For an artist, building a brand is an essential part of the job, despite there being no music involved. It’s a business after all, right? One of the more curious ways to do this is by mysteriously hiding the musician’s identity, letting the music speak speak for itself. Think Daft Punk or early GoldLink. One group that’s taking this concept to the next level is PANG!, a Stockholm production duo who claims to “create music that makes you feel good” and have created a whole universe to accompany their sound. “It’s a cartooned world where we try to create a world that reflects our music and sound. We want the focus to be on PANG! and not about the two guys behind it,” they told UPROXX from behind the curtain.” CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

Coverage: THUMP / Sep 30, 2016

NGHTMRE and LOUDPVCK’s Hardest Song You Hear All Year

for those who miss those face-melting early days, OWSLA’s latest release should do the trick. NGHTMRE, the North Carolina-raised trap producer who’s already released a pair of shuddering tracks in the last couple of months with Zeds Dead and Flux Pavillion, teamed up with the rafter-rattling Los Angeles duo LOUDPVCK for a new single called “Click Clack” that just might be the hardest track of 2016. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: Red Bull Music / Sep 22, 2016

Polish Producer Blinders Wants to Be Your Hero

“The idea of ‘Hero’ was to combine a soft and hard vibe into one track at the same time,” says Mateusz Owsiak, the Polish musician who makes dance music as Blinders. He’s talking about his new song, “Hero,” which we’re happy to premiere today. (…) All this talk about heroes made us curious to know who Blinders’s musical heroes are, so we asked him. This is what he said: “Actually, it’s everybody who’s trying something new in music and finding nice ways to develop fresh sounds. They are the real music heroes for me. I really appreciate this way of thinking!” CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

Coverage: Revolt TV / Sep 16, 2016

REVOLT premiere: Savi, “Breathe It In” feat. Bryce Fox

Multi-venue DJ and actor Savi teamed up with Bryce Fox for the premiere of his pop-trap single “Breathe It In.” The song serves as a reminder for Savi and listeners to just relax and live life to the fullest.  “Breathe It In” follows the artist’s recent feature alongside Bebe Rexha on Havana Brown’s “Battle Cry.” This doesn’t ring a bell for you? Well, maybe you’ve seen him on shows such as Touch, Entourage, Punk’d, or Greek. And if that still doesn’t ring a bell, Savi will be playing at Faboo Festival in San Diego alongside Steve Aoki and The Chainsmokers on September 17. So, you’ll have a chance to get more acquainted with him then. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: Elite Daily / Sep 01, 2016

Meet VASSY, The Voice Behind Tiësto’s And David Guetta’s Most Popular Tracks

For Tiësto to call her “one of my favorite singers in the world,” VASSY has to be something special.  The Australian singer and songwriter took the world by storm in 2014 as the featured vocalist on David Guetta and Showtek’s “Bad” and again in 2015 as the vocalist for Tiësto & KSHMR’s “Secrets.” The two tracks combined have been played more than 723 million times on YouTube.  Since VASSY and Tiësto are clearly such a winning formula, the dutch DJ produced VASSY’s latest track, “Nothing To Lose,” which came out on August 22 after debuting during Tiësto’s set at Ultra Music Festival. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

Coverage: Billboard / Aug 23, 2016

VASSY Releases “Nothing to Lose” Single on Tiësto’s Musical Freedom Label

Australian singer VASSY teams up with Tiësto for the second time to release her new progressive house single “Nothing to Lose” on the DJ’s Musical Freedom label. “I loved working on ‘Nothing To Lose’ with Tiësto. I’m so happy that the fans resonate with the lyrics,” VASSY exclusively shared with Billboard. “I wanted a real grassroots blue-collar feel for this one to inspire people to take chances, risk it all and fight no matter what. At the end of the day we only get one shot in life.” CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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Coverage: The Huffington Post / Aug 04, 2016

Kryder Unveils “The Chant” From His New Label, The Cartel

Hailing from London is Kryder, a highly ambitious proudcer/DJ who led the “groove movement” in house music along with producer Tom Staar. Known in the electronic scene for his rolling and driving beats, Kryder decided to push forth in a new direction, evolving alongside the sound with which he had become so intimately familiar. In addition to creating music and performing, Kryder also runs an independent boutique label called Sosumi Records where he releases music for free. “Sosumi is a label that I set up to help young up-and-coming DJs get their music recognized by the masses and the industry alike,” says Kryder. “I think there are a lot of artists complaining that they cannot breakthrough, so Sosumi is more of a promotional platform than a record label.” CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

COVERAGE: DANCING ASTRONAUT / JUL 22, 2016

FTampa releases ‘Strike It Up’ remix package ahead of history-making Tomorrowland…

When it comes to creating mayhem on the mainstage, few do it better than Brazil’s own FTampa. His latest blistering effort, “Strike It Up,” has catapulted the talented producer to all new heights. This weekend he will become the first Brazilian artist to ever grace the Main Stage at Tomorrowland, an honor earned by his effortless ability to draw an unbelievable amount of energy out of the crowd. Ahead of this milestone achievement, he has released a finely curated remix package for “Strike It Up.” Clocking in at six stunning re-imaginations, the package hits on all electronic touch points. From chill trap to bustling garage, no stone has been left unTURNT. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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COVERAGE: BILLBOARD / JUL 19, 2016

Slander & NGHTMRE Announce part 1 of Gud Vibrations north american tour

“Gud Vibrations is about positive energy/vibrations/frequencies so we wanted to make a stage that reflected those ideas,” the guys say in a joint email statement. “Our first concept was a nuclear silo, but we wanted a more easily recognizable design. Then we came up with the idea of an atom, looked up a few 3D renders, and saw the rings. Once we decided on the final design, we were so excited we found something that had not been done before. Our entire goal with this tour was to create something no one has ever seen, and the Atom made this dream a reality.” CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

COVERAGE: MIXMAG BRASIL / JUL 07, 2016

Plastik Funk Lança ‘This Is It’ Pela Armada Deep

Plastik Funk, duo de house, progressive e tech house formado por Rafael Ximenez e Mikio Gruschinske estabelecido na Alemanha, está lançando seu mais novo trabalho: ‘This Is It’. Esse é o terceiro lançamento pela Armada Deep, label que trabalha com nomes como Bobby Puma, Kolomoneksy e Anjey. A dupla vem bombando esse ano. Após lançarem ‘Here We Go’ e ‘Love & Affection’, o Plastik Funk fez barulho durante a Miami Music Week, tocando na Reload Pool Party e num próprio Plastik Funk & Friends showcase na festa VIVA. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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COVERAGE: FUSE TV / JUL 07, 2016

DENM Spins an Electro-Pop Dream With “Under Pressure”

Diamonds are formed by heavy pressure, and “Under Pressure” is the new electro-pop gem that you need to start spinning in the midst of the hazy days of summer.  Following up “LIT,” which has nearly a half-million plays on Soundcloud, DENM’s second single is the euphoric-yet-melancholic cut “Under Pressure” that’s the type of breezy, sexy dance joints one craves in the July heat. It isn’t a full-fledged, sweaty banger, but instead the Santa Barbara musician brings a subtle, throbbing pop element that’s helped the likes of Zhu and The Chainsmokers break past dance-music fans. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

COVERAGE: DJ MAG / JUL 07, 2016

Vassy  explains how she dips in and out of EDM with artistic  focus and integrity…

“EDM embraced me and it’s awesome. I never was trying to be an EDM artist, but it just happened,” explains singer-songwriter Vassy. The Australian native, with deep Greek roots, didn’t plan on becoming one of dance music’s go-to vocalists … it just happened, naturally. “I wasn’t a writer. It just turned out that one of the first songs that I had written ended up getting Song of the Year from [Triple J], which is a big radio station in Australia.” Vassy actually calls it a fluke. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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COVERAGE: THE TELEGRAPH / JUN 20, 2016

2elements release Tell Me on Flamingo Recordings: exclusive single stream

For those days that call for a feel-good vibe and just a touch of nostalgia, 2elements has your perfect solution.  The German producer has captured the uplifting persona of the early progressive house music with her newest release, Tell Me. Full of uplifting melodies, dramatic instrumentals, and passionate vocals, the track’s expression of the chaotic and beautiful nature of love take listeners on an emotional rollercoaster ride from beginning to end. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

COVERAGE: DANCING ASTRONAUT / JUN 04, 2016

Dancing Astronaut supports Bobby Puma’s “Come Alive”. Out now on Armada Deep

Bobby Puma has been quite active in 2016. Following his huge collaboration with the legendary Tiesto, “Making Me Dizzy,” Puma is at it again, this time teaming up with vocalist Desiree Dawson to bring you “Come Alive” via Armada Deep.  Desiree’s charming vocals introduce the track and are quickly accompanied by Puma’s high energy arrangement. Puma drops the track into a euphoric deep house groove with bounce written all over it. Fans will be pleased with this latest release as it is classic Puma, maintaining his signature deep sound and style.  CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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COVERAGE: HIGHSNOBIETY / JUN 01, 2016

Florian Picasso Just Dropped an Animated Music Video for His Single “Final Call”

Florian Picasso comes from a lineage of creativity, inheriting his artistic intuition from a bloodline that traces back to Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso. Rather than attempt to fill his great grandfather’s shoes, Florian has brought his own pair instead, striking it rich as one of France’s most promising dance music DJs. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

COVERAGE: DJ MAG / MAY 15, 2016

Bobby Puma featured in the printed issue of DJ Mag US. Incl. cover mention

The San Francisco native, Los Angeles-based DJ kicked off 2016 with his release ‘Deeper Than Love’ on Armada Deep after four impressive releases that landed in the Top 10 on Beatport. Electrifying beats chock-full of eclectic musical waves put Bobby Puma on the board in the ever-evolving electronic music charts. His most recent work speaks for itself – a collaboration with pioneering dance music super pimp Tiësto, called ‘Making Me Dizzy.’ The track was released on Musical Freedom at the end of March this year. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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COVERAGE: DANCING ASTRONAUT / APR 22, 2016

Notaker – Infinite (Original Mix)

Monstercat prides itself in having made a science out of finding formidable, undiscovered talent. The Canadian imprint offers a spring board to previously unrecognized artists, such as newcomer Notaker, by giving them access to a widespread audience that is incredibly enthusiastic about and supportive of blossoming talent. With his productions, Notaker immerses the listener by developing deep and rich atmospheres that progress throughout and push his music’s energy into new realms. Inspired by legends like Hans Zimmer, Deadmau5, and Eric Prydz, the young American is already beginning to define his unique style, which meshes spacey, adventurous buildups and heavy, technical drops into a progressive sound that thrives in the mid tempo range. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

COVERAGE: FUSE / APR 19, 2016

Go Behind the Scenes of Nicky Romero & Nile Rodgers’ “Future Funk” Video

Nicky Romero earned another major accolade in his DJ career when Chic legend Nile Rodgers gave his co-sign and teamed with him for his throwback-inspired EDM jam “Future Funk,” that recently got a slew of sexy remixes released on Protocol Records on April 18. The collab got a ridiculous Wolf of Wall Street-inspired visual in late February, and now we’re getting to see how the whole thing came together. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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COVERAGE: BILLBOARD / APR 18, 2016

Felguk Unveils Dance Remix of Zedd’s “True Colors”

Felguk have a friendship that runs deep with fellow producer Zedd, filled with tour memories and collaborative efforts. Now the Brazilian duo share an upbeat dance remix for the title track from Zedd’s True Colors album, exclusively with Billboard Dance. Felguk first met Zedd when they were working on a remix of The Black Eyed Peas single “The Time,” and they all toured together six years ago before Zedd reached superstar status on the charts. They’ve maintained the friendship ever since, along with exchanging tracks, and the “True Colors” remix is Zedd-approved. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

COVERAGE: GQ BRASIL / APR 18, 2016

GQ Brasil interviews Protocol Recordings’ boss ahead of Tomorrowland Brasil

GQ Brasil interviews Protocol Recordings’ boss Nicky Romero ahead of Tomorrowland Brasil. Arno Cost, Deniz Koyu, Volt & State, Wildstylez among others gonna also rock Protocol Stage on April 22 in Sao Paulo! CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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COVERAGE: COMPLEX UK / APR 15, 2016

Jurab Recruits MC Roga For Thuggish New House Tune, “Gangsta”

Released on April 15 via Partysquad’s Rebel Yard label, Dutch producer Jurab’s “Gangsta” is a force to be reckoned with. Combining ultra-tough electro sounds and noisy bass lines with a Tupac-inspired refrain from MC Roga is nothing short of intimidating. With its huge, choppy rhythms and commanding vocals, “Gangsta” is a teeth-gnashing beast with plenty of low end to back it up. A powerful release from the young producer, we predict big things from Jurab this year. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

COVERAGE: THE FADER / FEB 19, 2016

Nine Lives Launches Elk Road’s “Not To Worry” Into New Orbit

Just when we thought the song couldn’t get any better, the duo pulls out a remix. Nine Lives has added a galactic touch to Australian indie set Elk Road’s “Not To Worry.” The production duo has created a longer intro, making space for listeners to nestle in this version’s jazzier tempo. As Governor’s vocals come in—I’ve got answers but I don’t have truth/ and I’ve got lovers but I don’t have you—a mix of the percussion and space sounds launch the song into a new orbit. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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COVERAGE: MTV AUSTRALIA / JAN 26, 2016

You Need to Hear The Stafford Brothers’ Remix of Scribe’s “Not Many”

Are you hungry for some EDM on this fine Monday morning? Well, you’re in luck ’cause the Stafford Brothers & Death Ray Shake have delivered another banger! The Aussie dance duo have released a remix featuring our friends across the Tasman, Savage and Scribe, with dance newbie and one-to-watch Death Ray Shake, and it’ll definitely get you in the mood to party this coming Aus Day. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS

COVERAGE: RED BULL MUSIC / JAN 07, 2016

Listen to premiere of FMLYBND’s Hearts On Fire EP

Ignore the slacker-rock uniform worn by FMLYBND – there’s nothing laidback or misanthropic about this lot. A four-piece hailing from Isla Vista, California (“a slum beach paradise,” in their words), these friends specialise in the sort of soul-searching yet towering electronic-pop Cut Copy, The Presets, even Ladyhawke looked set to conquer the world with a few years ago, before solo producers took over. But FMLYBND, following in the footsteps of the similarly-minded Jungle, look set to reclaim the stage for live electronic-pop bands. CLICK TO READ THE NEWS
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