Month: June 2018

How far will your squad go?

The biggest sporting event in the world is back! While millions of people around the world are partying in the street and cheering on their team, us Americans have to write World Cup inspired articles to feel included.

Let’s suspend reality for a moment and imagine that instead of jumping up and down and yelling into the mic, our favorite EDM artists decided to become soccer (football) players and coaches.

We chose one influential artist from each country to lead their country’s squad as well as one song released in 2018 from each country to serve as their team anthem. 

Introducing your 2018 World Cup team managers and anthems! 

France

Managers – Daft Punk

Do you think FIFA would have a problem with a team having two managers? How about two robot managers? Either way, this is the obvious choice. No one could lead a team of dance music artists better than the duo that helped make dance music the unstoppable force that it is today. 

Plus having two well-dressed robots on the sideline would look really cool in all the team pictures… 

Anthem –  Kurupt by Tchami & Malaa 

A hard-hitting song from one of France’s hottest artists. The perfect track to keep the team laser-focused on defeating their opponents. 

Argentina 

Manager – Hernán Cattáneo

An undisputable legend in Argentinan dance music, Hernán Cattáneo helped the Argentinan dance music scene become what it is today. With major club residencies and festival bookings, Hernán Cattáneo helped show the world how Argentina gets down. 

Anthem – Supersaw by Heatbeat

With an unstoppable and pounding bassline, Heatbeat‘s newest track will keep the team and fans pumped until the early morning.

Portugal 

Manager – Kura

One of the most recognized dance music artists in Portugal, KURA has the knowledge and expertise to lead his team to victory. Alongside his major releases on Spinnin’ Records, KURA was the highest-ranking Portuguese-speaking DJ on DJ Mag’s Top 100. 

Anthem – Someone Like You by Diego Miranda Ft. Mikkel Solnado

An uplifting song perfect for bringing the team and fans together. The Portugese legend will have the crowd dancing all night with this one. 

Uruguay 

Manager – Tania Vulcano

Since the 90’s Tania Vulcano has been at the forefront of Uruguayan dance music. Her experience of ruling the underground helped her become the owner and operator of her very own record label. 

Anthem – In Da House by DJ PP & Jack Mood

There’s no better way to celebrate making it into the knockout round than getting down to some funky house. This one’s perfect for the after-game club nights. 

Brazil 

Manager – Gui Boratto 

Gui Boratto is not simply an excellent producer, he is a true renaissance man. More than just a leading Brazilian producer, he is even a skilled architect. Why settle for a manager who can just play clubs when you can get one who can design one! 

Anthem – Loko (Ft. MC Kevinho & Busy Signal) by Major Lazer and Tropkillaz

Tropkillaz teamed up with Major Lazer to show the world that Brazil means business both on and off the field. 

Mexico

Managers – 3BALLMTY

Although they may be young, 3BALLMTY has become one of the most notable names in modern-day Latin music. They have seamlessly integrated the traditional Latin music sound with infectious dance beats. With more awards than you can count, this massive group is an easy choice to lead their country’s team. 

Anthem – Let’s Get It by Jessica Audiffred

One of Mexico’s leaders in bass music, Jessica Audiffred has the perfect song to match the incredible energy of her team and their fans. Plus, bass music is always a good choice for an intense workout. 

Belgium 

Manager – Amelie Lens

Need we say more? Amelie Lens is one of the biggest names in Belgian dance music and is quickly becoming one of techno’s all-time greats. Her incredible production capabilities and undeniable talent make her an easy choice to lead her country. 

Anthem – Hold Me Back by Eptic 

The Belgian dubstep prodigy, Eptic has accomplished more before the age of 25 than most artists ever will. His most recent track will take his team on a destructive rampage all the way to the final.

Japan 

Manager – Satoshi Tomiie 

Satoshi Tomiie is not just an iconic Japanese producer, he is a dance music pioneer who helped dance music become a worldwide sensation. He was an important player in the very beginning of house music and because of his contributions, house music became a global phenomenon.

Anthem – Favorite Mistake (Ft. Sidnie Tipton) by KSUKE

Japanese artist KSUKE created the perfect anthem for his fans to sing along to while cheering on their team. The dramatic build-up into a massive bassline will have the entire stadium on their feet. 



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If you are enjoying these marketing articles, you can listen to my music industry marketing podcast here.

Having a comprehensive marketing plan for your music is absolutely crucial to success. Contrary to some people’s beliefs, you need both a good music product & plan in order to achieve success. In this article, we’re going to discuss what a marketing plan is, and how you can use it to better the results of your campaigns.

Firstly, you have to ask yourself what you want the end result to be. Here’s some options:

– More Spotify plays.

– More social media followers.

– Sell more tickets to shows you’re playing at.

– Increase engagement on social media.

In this example, Will Smith uses his influence to help promote Jaden Smith’s remix collaboration with Nicky Jam:

Once your objectives are identified, it becomes a lot easier to reverse engineer your actions to achieve them. With this understanding, you’ll have a much better understanding of how to meaningfully communicate with your fans. After all, if the content is good, they’ll keep checking their social media feeds for more regular content. 

During the marketing campaign, identifying your target demographic is absolutely essential. One way to do this is by looking at the Facebook analytics of your fan page. Here’s some data points that you should be paying attention to:

– Age.

– Gender.

– Location.

– Times they are online.

Once you have the answers to these data points, it allows you to create an effective campaign specifically targeted around your fanbase. This is because they serve as the primary audience who will share content with like-minded individuals. 

Next, looking at similar campaigns from successful musicians & labels can be a great way to gain inspiration for how to market a song. eg. NCS & Monstercat allow influencers to use their music in videos without a copyright strike. Due to the ease of access to music, it creates viral distribution & awareness with the song. Using this principle, you could email 500-1000 influencers offering your music for free in exchange for simply tagging your instagram profile (or whatever platform they’re on). This allows your audience to grow, and for more people to hear the track.

So let’s say that you now have a basic idea of what you wish to accomplish with your song. As an example, let’s say you want 5 blog features & 100,000 Spotify plays within a month. It’s time to engineer your actions around those specific goals. Due to the vast scale of the music industry, there are several people that you should be in contact with. Admittedly, the majority of them aren’t free. But I’ve included some ways of getting the desired result from your campaign. 

Content creation

Create viral content based around trending topics. When viral accounts tag your social media fan page, put the Spotify listen link as the website bio. This will direct some traffic to the song, therefore gaining you some streams.

Blogs. 

If you want to get each song featured on blogs, getting to know the journalists is a good place to start. On your favorite EDM sites, create a list of all the writers, and then go and become friends with them. As they’ll naturally wanna hear your new music, there’s a good chance they’ll write about you.

Spotify curators. 

Go to the Spotify playlist, and track down the curator. Once again, create a relationship with them. They’re more likely to feature your music.

This article is all good in theory, but what are some good items to include within a marketing campaign? Here’s a quick example: 

– Get influencers to create swipe-up videos that link directly to the track.

– Pitch directly to Spotify curators (and Apple Music). 

– Get remixes of the song to increase reach across multiple genres.

– Aim for 5-10 blogs. Including EDM.com.

– Create daily content surrounding the track on multiple social platforms.

– Get large YouTube channels to upload the song.

– Collaborate with influencers using song in background of video to promote the track. 

If this article helped you, please share it with a friend. Thank you for reading, and keep crushing it!



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TC shows us what true commitment looks like

30 tracks in 30 days is no easy feat. TC shows us that doesn’t stop him with the release of Total Carnage Mixtape Vol02. 

It features 30 tunes in one mix featuring originals and remixes of artists like Post Malone, Pendulum, Valentino Khan, Skrillex, XXXtenacion, and even my favorite Toto.

Tip of the hate to TC for the amount of dedication and hard work it took to pull this off. 

I wonder what he’s going to do now that he has all this free time? 

Check out the impressive mixtape here:



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On July 1st, Lee Burridge’s iconic open-air gathering, All Day I Dream, will make its way to Los Angeles for the weekend. Over the past 8 years, the event has evolved from a small monthly gathering into a worldwide movement, with thousands around of enthusiasts from every corner of the globe enchanted by the roller coaster, journey-like quality of Burridge’s sets.

All Day I Dream has charmed its international family of friendly, open-minded souls in some of the world’s most gorgeous venues as well as stark cityscapes. With each event rooted in All Day I Dream singular aesthetic and artistic designs it garners new eccentric party nomads as it goes. All Day I Dream is where structural art and free-flowing spirits unite under floating decorations to the melodic spell of All Day I Dream’s cast of musical masters.

In 2018, All Day I Dream has expanded to more than 50 shows in 20 countries around the planet. Highlights this year include multiple Summer Residency dates in Ibiza and Mykonos, taking place on the beach at Blue Marlin and Scorpio’s. Dubai’s winter sun season closed out in March leading neatly into Miami Music Week and a stage at Brazil’s Warung Beach Club Festival. London hosts three dates in 2018 while  In the USA New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco continue to host their regular Summer season of events while Toronto, Montreal Chicago, Miami, Detroit, Las Vegas and more entertain single one-offs. New locations include Istanbul, Iceland, and Turkey.

Gorje & Izhevski and Oona Dahl will be joining Lee for the Los Angeles stop of the tour this weekend, be sure to get tickets below before it’s too late. 

Also be sure to check out Lee’s new EP titled ‘Elongi’ that was recently released on his ‘All Day I Dream’ label.

https://open.spotify.com/album/7bm1Exc5Jf0QLUw60HeM8X

For More Info and Tickets to All Day I Dream’s 2018 World Tour Visit:

https://www.alldayidream.com/

Connect With All Day I Dream:

https://www.facebook.com/alldayidream/

https://www.instagram.com/alldayidreamintheclouds/

All Day I Dream 2018 ‘Journeys of 2018’ World Tour Dates:

June 30 – San Francisco’s – Golden Gate Park

July 1 – Los Angeles, US

Jul 8 – Montreal, CA

July 14 – Toronto, CA – Fort York

Jul 15 – New York, US – Brooklyn Mirage

Jul 19 – Ibiza, ES – Blue Marlin Ibiza

Jul 20 – Boom, BE – Tomorrowland

Jul 27 – Boom, BE – Tomorrowland

Jul 28 – Berlin, DE – Haubentaucher

Aug 2 – Mykonos, GR – Skorpios

Aug 5 – Bloemendaal, NL – Woodstock’69

Aug 9 – Ibiza, ES – Blue Marlin Ibiza

Sep 15 – Chicago, US

Sep 16 – New York, US – Brooklyn Mirage

Sept 20 – Ibiza, ES – Blue Marlin Ibiza

Sep 21 – Portimao, PT

Sep 23 – Los Angeles, US

Sep 29 – Oakland, US – Middle Harbor Shoreline Park

Oct 5 – Las Vegas, US – Wynn Las Vegas

Oct 13 – Itajaí, BR – Warung Beach Club

Oct 20 – Amsterdam NL – ADE

Dec 8 – Miami, US – Art Basel

Dec 30 – Los Angeles, US



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Malaa releases a hair-raising new single to prepare us for his upcoming mixtape and tour.

’Tis the season of Malaa. The masked crusader returns with his latest single “Bling Bling”, warming us up for his upcoming Fall tour. This is just a taste from his highly anticipated “Illegal Mixtape Vol. 2” through Tchami’s “CONFESSION” imprint. This track is jam-packed with Malaa’s pulsating bass, upbeat tempo and comes sprinkled with thrilling lyrics. We can only imagine how filthy his tour will be.

Tickets are on sale here and take a listen to “Bling Bling” below!

MALAA ILLEGAL TOUR 2018
OCT 11 CODA TORONTO, ON
OCT 12 1896 STUDIOS & STAGES BROOKLYN, NY
OCT 13 ECHOSTAGE WASHINGTON DC
NOV 2 RUSSELL INDUSTRIAL CENTER DETROIT, MI
NOV 3 NEW CITY GAS MONTREAL, QC
NOV 8 TO BE ANNOUNCED
NOV 9 TO BE ANNOUNCED
NOV 15 CONCOURSE PHILADELPHIA, PA
NOV 16 IRONWOOD HALL AUSTIN, TX
NOV 17 CANTON HALL DALLAS, TX
DEC 7 TO BE ANNOUNCED
DEC 8 45 EAST PORTLAND, OR
DEC 14 TO BE ANNOUNCED
DEC 15 SHOWBOX SODO SEATTLE, WA



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Let’s start this article off by saying that the majority of people who “teach” you how to grow a following don’t give you all the details because they want you to pay for the detailed answers. But I’m not like that. In this article, I’m going to share some growth tactics that the majority of people are too afraid to say – because they wanna keep the strategy to themselves. I’m not asking for money. I’m not asking for fame. But if this article helps you, please share it with a friend. 

And now for the interesting sh*t…

1. Give away your music for free.

I’ve done this one many many times. And the results are always exceptional. For example, In 2017, I did a collaboration with the Australian Government Tourism Department for Queensland. It got featured twice. 

In order to increase distribution of the song amongst the world, I emailed 200-300 influencers + tourism boards etc offering free use of the track in their content. We ended up getting tonnes of people on YouTube, Instagram etc to use the track. 

As a result, the project gained over 1.5 million streams. Due it being featured by so many large accounts, people were naturally searching for it on Spotify – thus increasing the fanbase on that platform. I’ve done tonnes of projects like that. But it was just an example.

By giving away your music for free to influencers (and not giving them copyright strikes or claims), you are spreading distribution of the song – leading to potential virality.

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2. Facebook & Instagram ads are your new best friend.

I’m gonna be straight up honest with you. If the visuals/quality of your ad is terrible, you’re wasting your money. It sucks sh*t. You won’t get results. However, if the quality of your ad is great, and the targeting is good, it’ll be effective.

For example, if you release a remix of a Drake song, you can target everyone in his fanbase that also likes EDM, and then run ads against that audience with your remix as the content. With the option to like your fan page in the top right corner, it allows you to grow your audience quickly using an effective content strategy. Pretty neat right? Yes Indeed. 

3. Remix trending content.

Hats off to the bombs away lads who seem to be pretty damn awesome at this.

By remixing trending songs + viral content, it allows their remix to appear in the top search results – thus gaining views. Plus, if it’s a topic that people are already talking about, there’s a strong likelihood people will share it.

Let’s use their Walmart Kid video as an example. Because it was a trending topic at the time, loads of people found it absolutely fascinating. This allowed it to gain several hundred thousand views pretty quickly. 

4. Get featured on culture pages.

I used to work for one – so I know this method extremely well. For those of you who don’t know, I used to be one of the guys at The Wall Of Comedy. One of the founders is the lead actor in the new Purge movie. So that’s cool.

Anyway, culture/meme pages are pretty incredible for growing your artist fanbase. Let’s say that you make a video (like above), and send it to 300 meme pages across Facebook & Instagram. The odds are that MAYBE 10 will feature it if it’s good. The truth is that they get so many content requests it’s hard to read every single submission. 

A few examples of culture pages:

– The Wall Of Comedy

– TheLadBible

– Unilad

– EpicFunnyPage

– The Hook

By tagging your artist page in the description, they are driving traffic directly towards your social media. Of course, if each video is getting a couple million views, and 10 pages are featuring your content, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that your fanbase is gonna grow. 

5. Pay for sponsored posts.

The past few methods can be done for free (if your content is good enough). But if you’re balls-deep in cash, and are looking for a productive way to spend it, sponsored posts are a great way to grow a fanbase.

Let’s say that you slide into the DM’s of a large Instagram page/influencer that you want to feature your content. The first thing they’re gonna say is “What do you want”. And although asking to be featured across every single piece of their content could work, your name isn’t Drake. Plus, the influencer wants to keep a bit of their dignity and not be a sell-out (unlike my good friends at Spotify).

Therefore, the most likely option is paying multiple influencers for a one-off post on either their feed or story. Personally, I prefer the option of stories as it allows consumers to swipe up. If you have a merch line you wanna sell, swipe up. If you wanna direct people to your new song, swipe up. You get the idea. Influencer collaborations are pretty awesome… even if you’ve gotta pay to get your name out there.

Get your ass on Musical.ly.

SO MANY people laughed at me when I said that Musical.ly was a great platform for promoting your music. But after it sold for a billion dollars, pretty much everyone went silent.

What the majority of people don’t know is that the platform has a partnership with Apple Music. If a lot of influencers use your track on Musical.ly, you’ll notice a pretty awesome spike in Apple Music streams. If you want some advice on how to promote your music on Musical.ly, feel free to message me. 

7. Pay For Remixes.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out how this works. For the sake of examples, lets say you hit up Kygo and he agrees to remix your song, his fanbase will see that he released a new remix, and thus go and check it out. By getting a well known artist to remix your music, it attracts their fanbase to yours. Simples.

8. Get featured on blogs.

With over 1.7 million people following EDM.com, it’s not a bad place to get your music promoted. It’s certainly better than YourEDM.

If you wish to get featured by us, all you have to do is have good content, and be polite in your pitch. You’re more than welcome to send me demos on Facebook, or hit up my editor by sending an email to editorial@edm.com.

9. Collaborate with people in other territories.

If you wish to break into a new market, you could either start from the bottom, or collaborate with one of the biggest superstars in that territory. I certainly know what I’d rather choose.

Justin Bieber is a ridiculously good example of this tactic to grow in foreign markets. By collaborating with Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, his name managed to penetrate deep inside the latin market. Oh, and earn a decent amount of cash in the process. 

If you wanna break into a new market, use the Spotify Top Charts to identify people within a market, and then email people within that list offering to collaborate or remix one of their songs. 

10. Utilize opportunities.

Here at EDM.com, we love giving out opportunities to help you guys grow your audience. Therefore, the “remix of the week” is a concept generated that promotes upcoming artists by getting them to remix a track. As a result, they get their name featured across all of our socials. Not bad right?

My point is that you should constantly be searching for opportunities to grow your fanbase & network within the music industry.

11. Get your music on large YouTube channels.

Like a few of the previous methods, this one is pretty straight forward. By getting your music featured by loads of big channels, it allows your name & content to be heard by potentially millions of people.

12. Network with Spotify curators to get your music featured.

Once you have finished reading this article, go to Linkedin or Facebook, and type in the search bar “people who work at Spotify”. This will bring up a list of curators that own a Spotify playlist. If you have a few mutual friends, add them up and create a good relationship (but nothing inappropriate).

13. Livestream.

Livestreaming is a pretty cool feature as it allows a content creator to interact directly with their audience. My suggestion is to offer an incentive for people to share your stream. eg. A 1-1 Skype session or a name shout-out within the stream. This allows your Facebook page to be seen by a lot more people. 

14. Use the trending page for content ideas.

Stuck on ideas for social media content? Need some inspiration as to what will go viral? Go to YouTube, and click on trending. This will bring up about 100 popular videos within your location. If you see some patterns (such as multiple videos talking about the same topic), consider remixing it. As mentioned in method 3, remixing trending content is a good idea.

15. Be smart about your tags.

When using tags/hashtags in your content, you should try and focus on options that won’t have high competition. For example, #music will be extremely hard to rank your video for on Insta & YouTube. However, something more specific such as “Drake’s God’s Plan Remix” will be much easier to rank on. This essentially allows your content to be seen by more people – as it’s a lot higher in search results.

Anddddd that’s the end of the article. If you found it useful, please share with a friend and spread some positivity within the music industry. Alternatively, you are welcome to reach out to me regarding any questions that you may have.

Promoting your music brand can be expensive & costly. But the price is (probably) nowhere near what Drake’s team paid Spotify to have his face plastered all over the platform. So consider yourself lucky! 🙂



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Attack of the Jonas’

Multi-Platinum global recording artist/producer Jonas Blue has contributed the end credits song to Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. The catchy single features vocals by Joe Jonas, who voices “The Kraken” in the film. 

“Jonas Blue is a world-renowned talent and we’re thrilled to have him be part of the family. His collaboration with Joe Jonas on “I See Love” perfectly captures the summer, tropical vibe of our film and we’re excited for audiences to hear this song and join us on our epic summer adventure!” said Spring Aspers, Head of Sony Motion Pictures Music Group.

Jonas Blue Photo Credit: Phil Knott

This is following Jonas Blue’s new single,“Rise” featuring Jack & Jack, has been hailed as a summer smash” by Idolator.“Rise” has racked up nearly 45 million global streams across all platforms and sold more than 300,000 adjusted singles units worldwide. The track now ranks in the Top 30 of Spotify’s global Top 200. 

Views of the official video for “Rise” are nearing eight million. The clip, which was shot in Lisbon and features appearances by Jonas and Jack & Jack, can be seen HERE.



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Music streaming giant Spotify has recently announced that they will be opening a small satellite office in Detroit. The New York-based business is scheduled to rent an office space at 132 N. Old Woodward Ave., which intersects with Maple Road in the Detroit suburb of Birmingham. Talk about plain and simple!

It has been speculated that a mere five to seven employees will work within the office inside a nondescript two-story building.

As Canadians gear up to celebrate Canada Day, July 1st will also now be pegged as the opening date for the official launch. Although Canadians will be busy unwrapping fireworks, it can be assumed that Spotify employees will be unpacking boxes at that time.

A representative for the well-known company suggested that they are expecting to grow beyond the Birmingham area. This is in addition to the nearly $3 million a month that the business pays for a dozen floors atop the World Trade Center.

It is still unclear as to why the company has opened the office in the Birmingham area. It has been speculated that it may be a sales office for local advertising.

Following the somewhat shocking news, Jack White has opened several Third Man Record stores in the city. In addition, the musician has recently opened the Third Man Pressing Plant.

Although Spotify focuses on the digital music, the Third Man Facility has helped make modern advancements within the vinyl market. Ultimately, this creates a curious contrast between the two. The classic vinyl format will always seem to be the popular choice. However, one would be surprised to know that the two are often intertwined.

Regardless of the reason behind the decision, we look forward to seeing the overall progressions within the company.

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Over the past few years, bass music has truly reached astronomical heights. From the cloud of dust left behind by festival trap producers emerged a brand new scene comprised of heavy, grueling low frequencies curated by a series of unique genre-bending producers like Paper Diamond.

Paper Diamond was thriving even during the years when hip-hop infused trap was all the rage – but now that bass fans have tuned their ears beyond the mainstream, he can go even deeper. His music has never been easy to define, but it’s always been original; his most recent album, ‘Holograms’ furthers this idea.

Returning to A-trak‘s Fool’s Gold Records, this LP offers 11 tracks, all of which will keep listeners on their toes. Influences from across the spectrum of music can be heard throughout while a plethora of impressive collaborators such as JSTJR, Myke Terry, and Rarri provide their own distinct flavor.

Paper Diamond’s ‘Holograms’ LP is out now on Fool’s Gold Records.

Stream the full album below!

Paper Diamonds – Holograms

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only us

Paul Oakenfold – Only Us (feat. Little Nikki)

In the midst of his ‘Generations World Tour Part 1,’ three-time Grammy award winner Paul Oakenfold returns with a vengeance with his new dance floor killer ‘Only Us.’

Utilizing the crisp and punchy vocals of London-native singer Little Nikki, ‘Only Us’ is a harmonious and joyful combination of both vocal melodies and heavy synth chords. Showcasing Paul Oakenfold strengths, ‘Only Us’ features a strong lead melody, a hypnotizing vocal, and a strong backbone of synth chords.

In light of the progressive house revival, Paul Oakenfold and Little Nikki deliver us a dance floor anthem that will rock the summer away.

Stream the track below. 

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Tha Boogie Bandit × JILLA – Sabotage Feat. Rico Act

There are few things better than new music, and today we bring you just that. Los Angeles-born & Tokyo-based DJ and producer Tha Boogie Bandit teams up with Jilla and Rico Act to bring us their track ‘Sabotage’. Sabotage is a festival trap track featuring a wide range of unique sounds. Keen listeners may recognize Rico Act on the vocals, as he was featured on Riot Ten‘s smash hit “Rail Breaker”.

Sabotage starts fast with a stuttering effect paired with a sweep and some white noise. The vocals then come in and are immediately followed by some brass stabs. The drums enter, and its at this point that a snare begins to build, leading us into the first drop. At 0:51, we get the first drop and its one that you would definitely hear blaring at your nearest festival. Between the bass, the lead, the lyrics, and the percussive pattern, it’s hard to chose which is our favorite. All of the different elements come together exceptionally well.

After the drop, the song continues on to give us some party hard vocals, courtesy of Rico Act. Rico delivers some fun, hard hitting, sensical lyrics that may actually get you rapping along after a listen or two.

Sabotage is out now, and is available as a free download.

Tha Boogie Bandit × JILLA – Sabotage Feat. Rico Act | DOWNLOAD



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Don Diablo knows who Big Pineapple is, do you?

Don Diablo is back at it with a new edit of Big Pineapple‘s ‘Another Chance‘.  

I can’t get enough of this Big Pineapple backstory.

“The mysterious Big Pineapple grew up on a remote island where he was left as a baby. Growing up there he made the most out of his lonely situation, mostly making toys and later on art from the pineapples he was surrounded with.  

A few years ago he met a stranger who showed him the wondrous world of electronic music. He fell in love with the sound immediately and decided to dedicate his life to making music. 

Years pass. Until one day that stranger saw his dedication and hard work and decided to take him under his wing. That stranger is also known as Don Diablo and the rest is…well about to be history. “

I love an epic friendship origin story! 

Don Diablo takes inspiration from the 2001 UK Hit ‘Another Chance’ by Roger Sanchez and loops in a sample from Toto‘s ‘I Won’t Hold You Back’. Anytime you throw in Toto, you got yourself a fan.

It’s a skillful edit and gives a nod to noughties house with a flare of future house.

Check out the track for yourself here:



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Where's The Drop

Deadmau5 – Where’s The Drop

It is no secret that Deadmau5 is quite the audiophile. Earlier this year he released his groundbreaking album, ‘Where’s the drop‘. The album saw the Mau5 recreate his biggest hits in orchestral form. The album was also paired with two live events. As we all know, the music was produced by Joel Zimmerman, aka Deadmau5. What many don’t know, is that the orchestral renditions were composed by Gregory Reveret.

The album was initially released as a TIDAL exclusive. This meant it would be available as lossless audio data. This would allow listeners to hear the music just as its creator meant for it to be heard. By releasing ‘Where’s the drop’ as a TIDAL exclusive, this left the rest of the world waiting. It goes without saying that this definitely angered many fans.

It didn’t take long for word to reach Deadmau5, as the the Canadian DJ & record producer reassured us all that the album would be available through other streaming platforms. That time has come, and the album can be streamed everywhere today. The album includes fifteen of Deadmau5′ most iconic productions. Check it out below, enjoy.

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in search

The festival season is upon us and new music is coming from all angles. As the summer gets going, pool parties and festival alike are coming in full swing. However, something was missing, but what was it? We think we’ve got the answer: ‘In Search Of Sunrise’.

For the first time in 3 years the legendary trance summer mix is back. Markus Schulz, Gabriel & Dresden and Andy Moor have all taken on the responsibility and it’s safe to say they delivered. The three acts created a mix which features some mainstays of the music scene, including Above & Beyond, Dakota, Cosmic Gate, Solarstone, Ferry Corsten, and others.

Markus Schulz is the first DJ up to the task. He kicks off the mix with ‘Hymn of the Replicant’ followed by Above & Beyond & Justine Suissa’s ‘Cold Feet’. He then lifts again with ‘Something About You’ which showcases his Dakota alias. The song also features upcoming trance stars Arkham Knights.

Next up is the American duo Gabriel & Dresden. The two have undergone a serious revival as of late and their inclusion on ‘In Search of Sunrise’ is a testament to their growing popularity. They treat listeners to several big tracks such as their club mix of their single ‘Over Oceans’ and Estiva‘s big hit ‘Space Dust.

Rounding out this year’s mix is transcendent British superstar Andy Moor. From Moor we get tracks like Paul Thomas’ ‘Shadow’ and Airbase‘s timeless tune ‘Vermillion.

Trance fans can enjoy summer with the return of this trance mix. Check out ‘In Search of Sunrise’ below and let us know what you think.

 

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Nora En Pure – Don’t Look Back EP

Attention Helvetic Nerds, Nora En Pure is back with her latest audible EP titled ‘Don’t Look Back’. She’s bringing all the summer vibes from beginning to end with this one. What’s more is she’s changing it up and giving us some future house! The EP is out now on Enormous Tunes.

This collection features three tracks distinct from each other in sound. ‘Don’t Look Back‘ opens with a symphony of strings, followed by a soothing male vocal and carried through by a funky bass line. You feel nothing but joy with this title track. Imagine the sun shining down on you walking along the beach with the breeze in your face. Instantly, your body grooves to the beat.

Branches’ is an active instrumental piece, lead by melodic piano chords and organic bird chirps. Incorporating a pumping bass line into the mix, feel the emotion of this one. It is elegant and powerful all at the same time.

Closing out with ‘Roots’, Nora once again draws inspiration from her South African heritage. She integrates an African vocal sample with luscious piano synthesized chords. The orchestral strings and her well-known deep house bass sound tie the piece together for a smooth ending.

Nora En Pure has played outstanding shows at past events like Splash House Palm SpringsMarquee Las Vegas and Mamby On The Beach Chicago. Don’t miss her current tour around North America. She is one you don’t want to miss out on seeing just once. She’s spreading her in-demand sound all over the globe! Her upcoming events include Panorama NYC, both weekends of Tomorrowland 2018 AND her debut UK festival at this year’s SW4 in August.

Check out her latest EP below. With work like this, we can’t wait for what’s coming next.

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Sit back and relax, as deadmau5 takes us to the orchestra.

deadmau5 is showing us again why he’s one of the most innovative, talented producers in the game. 

where’s the drop?‘ is officially available on all digital platforms today and I wouldn’t wait to sit down and soak in this beautiful work of art.

Since the release of 7, a series of songs based around the Seven Deadly Sins in 2014, he had the desire to produce them on a full orchestral scale. In meeting Gregory Reveret, music director and composer during a “mau5trap Mondays” Twitch session where he listens and critiques fans music for charity, he found someone that could properly score the music for an orchestra to execute. ‘where’s the drop?’ realizes the dream to life.

“I don’t want to be that guy that f**king is gonna take electronic music and marry it with orchestral and make this hybrid piece of s**t. One does not complement the other. Orchestral music is super-advanced s**t, in terms of scoring and performance. To take all this stuff and then bury it in a mix, like way down low, throw a kick drum on it, godawful synths. It’s called where’s the drop? for a reason. There’s hardly any electronic music involved in this. The focal point is more around the music that I’ve written. Not big beats.”– deadmau5 as told to the LA WEEKLY (3/28/18)

A lucky few were able to catch his two sold-out shows this spring at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. He was accompanied by a full orchestra in which they performed his music as orchestral pieces re-envisioned by Gregory Reveret.

It’s refreshing to step back from all the synthesizers and drops to take a look at where music began. Symphonies more often than not get looked over by the younger generations. A figure like deadmau5 has just exposed a larger demographic to an art form that deserves our utmost respect. 

So listen in, hear the delicate details of each member of that orchestra twirling together the harmonies that make up the deadmau5 songs we know and love. Enjoy:



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Recently, Julius Dreisig did a collaboration with upcoming producer “MYLKY“. Titled “Can’t get enough“, the production certainly highlights their talent within the entertainment industry.

With several million combined Spotify streams, this talented duo are names that we will certainly be watching out for over the next few months.

Featuring a truly wonderful drop, the combination of the vocal riff accompanied by the drum patterns is absolutely spectacular. 

Known for his versatility as a producer, Julius teaming up with MYLKY shows his true technical ability as a producer to produce hit after hit. Often incorporating trap elements into this track, it’s been stuck inside my head all day.

We certainly can’t get enough of this track. You can check it out here:



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KANDY travels fans back in time with his latest remix of “Milkshake” by Kelis.

Following his vogue-house drag inspired track and video, ‘Feeling KNT’, KANDY continues to bring his irresistible sound to pride month. Early 2000’s throwback meets vogue, in KANDY’S new industrial remix of Kelis’ ‘Milkshake’. The remix has not only become the PRIDE anthem for the year but has also been sweeping the electronic dance music scene with big acts dropping the remix. For instance, Diplo played it for the first time during his Boiler Room set and it had the room singing along!

The hugely talented and well-known dj duo Adventure Club just recently dropped their latest Superheroes Anonymous 9: Survival mix. In the mix, KANDY’s remix is featured and blends perfectly with the other tracks. It comes in around 21:30. Take a listen down below. 

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The remix transports listeners back to the early 2000’s. KANDY simply takes an old musical hit and turns it into another masterpiece. The remix has perfect builds and drops from start to finish.  There is not one melody or beat in the remix that overpowers anything and its refreshing. It is one of those remixes that will unite people together by singing the famous lyrics while adding an electronic twist to the end. 

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Growing up in the cultural melting pot of New York, Kevin Schuppel aka KANDY has earned the respect of the ever-expanding electronic community by creating one of the most distinctive sounds while embodying his own world of hectic continuity. Striving to inspire others by any means necessary, KANDY continues to push the envelope by combining unique musical elements with his signature sound. As a member of the LGBTQ community, KANDY recognizes the importance of a voice within the dance music scene.

KANDY has already been accomplishing major milestones this year. He was the first artist to be featured on Diplo’s new SiriusXM radio station “Diplo’s Revolution.” DJ SNAKE dropped has dropped his track “PAUSE” with PURGE live at an event. He has been playing shows and festivals all around the U.S. and breaking boundaries with his music. He believes love conquers all. With that mindset, 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the talented musician.

KANDY will be bringing this track and his other latest track ‘Feeling KNT’ to San Diego Pride the weekend of July 14th when he performs during the festivals so make sure to check him out. This will be a set you don’t want to miss, trust us. 

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Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Soundcloud | Spotify | Website |



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The line-up is STACKED with remixes from Noisa, Knife Party, Skrillex, Moby, and more!

Today is the day. Legends in Drum N Bass music, Pendulum, have enlisted the help of their superstar friends to rework the classics we know and love. 

The group is also releasing The Complete Works box set so you can get yourself in a deep hole of Pendulum nostalgia to kickstart your weekend. 

Each track is getting a 2018 spin and we are here for it! Listen below to hear remixes from the greats including Noisa, Knife Party, Skrillex, and Moby to name a few.



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Dim Mak drops the love

Danish producer Fabian Mazur electrifies with a new single off Dim Mak entitled ‘Edge of Love” ft. the mesmerizing vocals of Nevve. This future-bass track provides the perfect vibes to bring in the summer with its bouncy synths and feel-good lyrics.

This song makes it nearly impossible not to shimmy your shoulders and grin ear to ear!

Check it out here!

Speaking of grinning, I’m sure Fabian has been doing a lot of that lately. He’s been gaining a lot of traction from artists such as Martin Garrix, Tiesto, and Afrojack pulling in streams from all over the world.

He also spends time producing a vlog series featuring all of his own music. A man of many hats! You can stream his weekly videos here to get a glimpse into his daily life as a full-time music producer and DJ.

Additionally, fans can listen to Fabian Mazur’s favorite tracks of the moment on his Spotify, where he has curated a playlist entitled Loud.

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Something wicked this way comes…

Just when you feel your soul coming back after a long work week, Rezz is here to snatch it right back from you. Dance music’s most sinister star is back with another track from her highly-anticipated sophomore album Certain Kind of Magic.

Titled “H E X”, this goliath of a track is a collaboration with the mysterious 1788-L. In typical Rezz fashion, the track starts out with a seemingly innocent intro. Then, with some help from her fellow bass-magician, things get quite ominous.

Space Mom and 1788-L continuously fire a resounding cannon filled with bass that pounds away at listeners as the song takes a turn into pure chaos. “H E X” is one of the most energetic tracks we’ve seen from these two. Bass music connoisseurs will love the energy and aggression of “H E X” and these qualities will make this track a staple in both of these artist’s sets.

We’ll have to wait another month to find out what exactly Rezz is doing with all of the souls she’s collected. Certain Kind of Magic will be released August 3, 2018, on mau5trap



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Landon Williams provides listeners with an entirely new experience to enjoy music with ‘All Day All Night’ music video on Lowly Palace.

Landon Williams is a Los Angeles, California-based pop artist. To accompany his latest release, “All Day All Night,” on Lowly Palace, Williams pairs it with an exotic VR experience and music video. There truly isn’t anything like it. 

The production of the piece features a yearning guitar and Williams’ warm and smooth vocals. Dan Book, who has worked with pop and dance acts like Selena Gomez, Tiësto, and Zedd, collaborates with Williams to provide a unique sound design that floats effortlessly over the massive bass sounds and intricate guitar. 

“The framework of ‘All Day All Night’ was really influenced by Fleetwood Mac’s song ‘Dreams.’ I wrote the verse three years ago with the intent of it having an evocative sound that sort of sedates the listener into this rad vibe.” – Landon Williams

Williams was raised on a cattle ranch in Colorado. He has quickly moved into the music world by working with names such as Dan Book and PJ Bianco. Williams blends his music with inspiration from artists and bands like Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, and Justin Timberlake. 

To fully immerse yourselves and experience Landon Williams’ “All Day All Night” track, purchase a VR kit here

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It already feels like Avicii has been gone for a long time, but it has barely been over 2 months. The wounds are still very fresh and the way forward for many is still unclear. In the wake of the Avicii tragedy, it came to light that Avicii had sent demos to a number of artists. Nicky Romero, his ‘I Can Be The One’ collaborator, revealed that he had an entire folder of Avicii demos that he had received from Tim. Nicky Romero has played the nearly finished version of Avicii’s ‘Heaven’ in several shows since his death.

During Ultra Singapore, Nicky was specifically asked about this Avicii material and what he would do with it. He mentioned that he played ‘Heaven‘ as a tribute to Tim. He was also asked if he would complete any of the tracks for release and he revealed his mixed feelings.

“I do have two folders full of, like, Avicii songs that I’m supposed to work on. There is people that approach me if I want to work on those songs, and if I want, maybe, to put them out with them. I don’t know if it morally feels right to me to work on songs that the original composer have not approved. I know that Avicii was really a perfectionist, and I kind of feel bad if I put something out not knowing if he wants to put it out. So thats kind of what holds me back out of respect for him”

You can watch the full interview segment below. What do you think Nicky should do with those Avicii demos?

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As many of you will know from my articles about marketing, I have a passion for sharing my knowledge with the wider EDM community. After all, my logic is that this is one of the biggest blogs within the dance music space – and so I might as well use my position to influence & help other people’s careers. 

But throughout almost every interview I’ve done, I always get asked one question: What does a day in the life of Matt Lillywhite look like? 

And so with that in mind, we’re going to break down my use of time management, and how I go about achieving strategic goals. The aim of this article is not to provide a blog of what I eat or breakfast. Instead, it’s to help you understand how somebody like myself would use their 24 hours. As Logic says, “No Matter what they say, it’s my day… I work hard everyday“.

7am – Wake up.

Currently traveling the world (I’m in Florida right now), my body clock is sometimes really messed up due to going through multiple timezones, or having consecutive travel days for an entire week. No matter how hard you work, I believe that sleep is important. Therefore, I aim to wake up around 7am so that I can get ready for the day ahead.

Upon taking a morning sh*t (don’t criticize me for writing it… we all do it), I check through my emails and aim to reply to every single one. Mostly consisting of artist management related queries & demos for EDM.com, I can normally get this accomplished within 10-20 mins. 

After breakfast (Pancakes, eggs & toast), I look at my to-do list for the day. Featuring my daily goals, an inspirational quote, and a reminder of my long-term ambitions, it provides me with the motivation I need to kickstart my activities within the music industry.

9am – Work.

After finding a good Spotify playlist (Beast Mode), I put my headphones on & start grinding. As well as completing items on the checklist, it also involves solving any problems that may arise during the day. I have a big problem with procrastination – I can’t help it. Therefore, I’ll divide my work into manageable timeframes of 2 hours each so that I don’t lose concentration or get extremely distracted. 

1pm – Lunch & Networking.

Time is valuable to me. I love it – but I don’t have much of it. Therefore, I’ll often just run downstairs and make myself a healthy wrap. Following this, I tend to do a bit of networking on Facebook. I’ll cover this in more detail during a future article. However, the principles are as follows:

1. Go to the search function of the Facebook app. 

2. Let’s say you want to start a relationship with people who work at Monstercat because you’d like your music to be signed there. Literally search “people who work at Monstercat”.

3. This is why I love Facebook. As you can see from this screenshot, it brings up a list of people who work at the label. All you have to do is add them up (if you have mutual friends), say hi, and start a relationship. Simple!

4. Rinse & repeat with your favorite record labels. That’s how to be smart at Facebook networking.

1.30pm – Work a bit more.

Once all of my journalist stuff is done, I’ll focus on my artist management for the rest of the day (If I don’t have to go out). Some of my day-to-day activities include:

– Organizing collaborations.

– Getting tracks signed to labels.

– Developing PR campaigns & strategy.

– Helping them build a strong brand image.

5pm – Calls with clients

Obviously I can’t reveal too much about this portion of my day. But essentially, it’s going over social media strategy with my consulting + PR clients.

6pm – Record my podcast

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had rappers, influencers, and even producers such as Said The Sky come on and talk about their career within the entertainment industry. 

The majority of it is filmed over Skype – due to the people I’m interviewing being all over the world. 

6.30pm – Relax & Unwind

Some people get their bright ideas in bed, in the shower, or wherever. For me, it’s whilst scrolling through Facebook & Instagram. And so I’ll set aside half an hour each day to relax, unwind & think. 

99% of the time, I’ll be listening to a Podcast during this period. My favorites are The Gary Vee Audio Experience & literally any podcast which features Scooter Braun. He’s an awesome dude who I aspire to be like.

7pm – Social media strategy time.

During my “Facebook n Chill” session, I’ll often come up with some bright ideas regarding social media strategy of either Anikdote or EDM.com. During this period, I’ll try and figure out how I can create a roadmap to achieve something.

For example, over the next few months, I’m trying to get Anikdote to 100,000 followers. Therefore, I’m setting up interviews with large Instagram culture pages that have several million followers. As they tag him in the interview, traffic gets sent to his insta page – and thus gains more followers very quickly. It’s little things like that which pop into my head now & then.

8pm – Dinner.

I’m traveling the world. When I cook, it’s normally a case of chucking something in the oven. After all, I don’t wanna spend hours within a day preparing a meal that’ll be gone in seconds. I’d rather use those hours to prepare a social media strategy or write an article that’ll last for years.

8.30pm – Work even more.

As Gary Vee says, “it doesn’t matter how many hours you sleep. What matters is what you do whilst you’re awake“. I’ll use this time to review my activities over the course of that day, and finish implementing any uncompleted tasks.

11.30pm – Evaluate & Write down my schedule for tomorrow. 

I do it the evening before as my “fire” is still burning inside me. I still have the awareness to understand what needs to completed.

Therefore, I’ll create a list of things that I wish to accomplish the following day. Of course, I may add to that list in the morning. However, it certainly serves as a great way to map out my ambitions. 

As you can see from a previous screenshot, I have 5 long-term goals. And so every single day, I try and do tasks that push me one step closer to achieving that ambition. If it’s continually traveling the world, I’ll find new destinations, and ensure I have enough funds to move on to a new location. If it’s being the epicenter of the music industry, I’ll try to ensure that I’m regularly networking and allowing myself to create amazing opportunities. You get the idea.

12am – Sleep.

This needs no introduction. Everyone loves sleep. Once I’m in bed, I’ll spend some time replying to messages & checking email. Nice n easy stuff.

That’s basically my entire regular day in a nutshell. Of course, it’s not as busy as somebody like Dwayne Johnson or Kevin Hart. But it’s certainly a comfortable pace that allows me to relax, yet fulfill my ambitions in life.

Use some of these time management ideas to help better your own music career so that you’re able to get more stuff done within your day. I love being underestimated. I love being told I’ll never achieve something, and then rising like a phoenix. Keep sleeping on me… I’ll wake you up when it’s over;)

Kindness. Respect. Gratitude. Those are my 3 foundational beliefs. I hope you found this article useful. 

Matt

PS – If Dwayne Johnson is reading this, please can you be a guest on my Podcast? I’ll buy you lunch.



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Parookaville makes me want to pack my bags to and fly to Europe with this lineup.

European music festival Parookaville is blowing us away for the 4th year in a row! Germany’s largest music festival is delivering the biggest names in EDM to the stage again. Their productions are larger than life, setting the standard for European festivals.

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Check out heavy hitters like Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buuren, Carnage, Zedd, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, Krewella, and many more will heat up the festival this summer!

Parookaville owns a post office with an official stamp to send postcards to your family and friends. The Registration Office issues passports for future visas. Then there’s the Warsteiner-Church in which you can get married, the Deichmann-Beautyfarm where everything is about the perfect Parookaville-Styling and a prison – of course including real tattoo-artists. Yeah, you can get tattooed there! Oh, and we almost forgot to mention the 700 sqm swimming pool that everyone is obsessed with.

Start checking flights, the fun starts July 20th-July 23rd! Grab your 2018 tickets here



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