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Help Decide Who Will Take Home an Electronic Dance Music Award This Year

This year's nominees include David Guetta, Kaskade, deadmau5, REZZ, Swedish House Mafia, Alison Wonderland, The Weeknd, and more.

Welcome to the Electronic Dance Music Awards, an international celebration of all things dance music. The EDMAs honor this year's standout electronic dance music artists, events, labels, and executives. To show appreciation for stellar talent and contributions to the industry, awards will be given out across a number of select categories. This includes Dance Song of the Year, Label of the Year, Best Festival Series, Remix of the Year, and a whole lot more.

Oftentimes, the winners of awards are picked by a few individuals behind closed doors, but this is not the case for the EDMAs. This expansive celebration will be decided entirely by fans all over the world. Every category can voted on by ravers, festival-goers, techno-lovers, house heads, and everyone in-between.

Check out the entire list of awards and nominees for the 2022 Electronic Dance Music Awards below and then click here to cast your vote. 

Dance Song Of The Year (Non Radio)

  • James Hype & Miggy Dela Rosa - Ferrari
  • Öwnboss & Sevek - Move Your Body
  • Hardwell - INTO THE UNKNOWN
  • John Summit - La Danza
  • FISHER & Shermanology - IT'S A KILLA
  • Joel Corry - Liquor Store

Dance Song Of The Year (Radio)

  • ACRAZE - Do It To It (Ft. Cherish)
  • Tiësto & Ava Max - The Motto
  • Diplo & Miguel - Don't Forget My Love
  • Kx5 - Escape (ft. Hayla)
  • Alan Walker x Imanbek - Sweet Dreams
  • MEDUZA - Tell It To My Heart ft. Hozier

Artist Of The Year

  • John Summit
  • Vintage Culture
  • David Guetta
  • Tiesto
  • Chris Lake
  • Diplo

Best Collaboration

  • Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd - Moth To A Flame
  • Alesso & Katy Perry - When I'm Gone
  • Joel Corry x RAYE x David Guetta – BED
  • Martin Garrix & Zedd – Follow
  • Sam Feldt & Rita Ora - Follow Me
  • R3HAB x Lukas Graham - Most People

Best Female Artist

  • REZZ
  • Alison Wonderland
  • Krewella
  • The Blessed Madonna
  • BLOND:ISH
  • LP Giobbi

Best Vocalist

  • Tate McRae
  • RAYE
  • Becky Hill
  • HALIENE
  • MNEK
  • Anabel Englund

Best New Artist

  • ACRAZE
  • ESCAPE PLAN
  • Kah-Lo
  • Fred again..
  • BYOR
  • Aviella

Club DJ Of The Year

  • Steve Aoki
  • GORDO
  • Vinny Vibe
  • Diplo
  • James Hype
  • Cat Dealers

Dance Radio Artist of the Year

  • John Summit
  • Shane Codd
  • LODATO
  • ACRAZE
  • Regard
  • KREAM

Producer Of The Year

  • MORTEN
  • Oliver Heldens
  • David Guetta
  • Vintage Culture
  • Kryder
  • CID

Label Of The Year

  • Spinnin’
  • Big Beat
  • Ultra
  • Armada
  • Insomniac
  • STMPD
  • Thrive
  • Defected

Industry Achievement

  • Pasquale Rotella

Best Performance

  • Madeon - Coachella 2022
  • Swedish House Mafia & The Weeknd - Coachella 2022
  • Hardwell - Ultra 2022
  • Afrojack - EDC MEXICO 2022
  • Eric Prydz - EDC Las Vegas 2021
  • Armin van Buuren - A State Of Trance 1000 Poland 2022

Underground DJ Of The Year

  • Purple Disco Machine
  • David Penn
  • Carl Cox
  • Mark Knight
  • Black Coffee
  • Pete Tong
  • Solomun
  • CLAPTONE

House Song Of The Year

  • Dom Dolla - Pump The Brakes
  • Diplo & Miguel - Don't Forget My Love
  • KREAM - Take Control
  • Gorgon City & DRAMA - You’ve Done Enough
  • John Summit - Make Me Feel
  • Chris Lorenzo - California Dreamin (ft. High Jinx)

Bass House Song Of The Year

  • Chris Lake & NPC - A Drug From God
  • Öwnboss, Sevek - Move Your Body
  • Imanbek & BYOR - Belly Dancer
  • Dillon Francis & VINNE - Once Again
  • Martin Garrix & Julian Jordan – Funk
  • Nitti Gritti & Marten Hørger - Want You

Tech House Song Of The Year

  • CID - Carnaval de Paris
  • John Summit - La Danza
  • Vintage Culture & James Hype - You Give Me A Feeling
  • FISHER & Shermanology - IT'S A KILLA
  • Chris Lorenzo - California Dreamin (ft. High Jinx)
  • Piero Pirupa - We Don’t Need

Dance / Electro Pop Song Of The Year

  • Tiësto & Ava Max - The Motto
  • Diplo & Miguel - Don't Forget My Love
  • Regard | Troye Sivan |Tate McRae - You
  • LODATO - Neon Lights
  • Galantis, David Guetta & Little Mix - Heartbreak Anthem
  • ILLENIUM & Dabin - Hearts on Fire (Ft. Lights)

UK House Song Of The Year

  • Jax Jones - Where Did You Go (ft. MNEK)
  • Diplo & Sonny Fodera - Turn Back Time
  • Sigala – Melody
  • Shane Codd - Get Out My Head
  • Becky Hill & Topic - My Heart Goes (La Di Da)

Best Festival Series

  • Electric Daisy Carnival
  • Creamfields
  • Ultra Music Festival
  • Tomorrowland
  • Breakaway Music Festival
  • Electric Zoo
  • Sunburn Festival

Music Video Of The Year

  • Swedish House Mafia &The Weeknd - Moth To A Flame
  • Tiësto & Karol G - Don't Be Shy
  • Robin Schulz & Felix Jaehn - One More Time (ft. Alida)
  • Steve Aoki & Yves V - Complicated (ft. Ryan Caraveo)
  • Purple Disco Machine, Sophie & the Giants - In The Dark
  • ILLENIUM & Dabin - Hearts on Fire (Ft. Lights)

Best Live Stream

  • Nervo | Djakarta Warehouse Project Virtual
  • Nora En Pure | Arnensee, Switzerland
  • Tiësto | Live from Edge New York City
  • Two Friends | Live From The Desert (BBM Vol. 20)
  • David Guetta | United at Home | Dubai Edition
  • Don Diablo | FORΞVΞR | Live in France

Best Radio Show

  • Dombresky - Process Radio
  • Tiesto - Club Life
  • Timmy Trumpet - SINPHONY Radio
  • Martin Garrix Radio
  • David Guetta - Playlist
  • Armin van Buuren - A State of Trance

Mashup Of The Year

  • ACRAZE Vs. 23 - Squid Game & Do It To It (Zedd Edit)
  • Farruko x Sebastion Ingrosso & Tommy Trash - Pepas (Angelo The Kid Tone Play Bootleg)
  • Sean Paul Vs. Alex Van DielTemperature (Wedamnz & Rivas Edit)
  • Shouse Vs. Grenno Vs. Euryrthmics - Love Tonight (Grenno Sweet Dreams Mashup)
  • The Weeknd Vs Alesso & One Republic - Save Your Tears (DJs From Mars Bootleg)

Mashup Artist Of The Year

  • DJs from mars
  • WeDamnz
  • Beatbreaker
  • Pat C
  • Rudeejays & Da Brozz
  • Switch Disco
  • Rivas

Remix Of The Year

  • Shouse - Love Tonight (David Guetta Remix)
  • Elton John & Dua Lipa - Cold Heart (Claptone Remix)
  • Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits (Meduza Remix)
  • Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits (Joel Corry Remix)
  • Farrago - Pepas (Tiesto Remix)
  • Masked Wolf - Astronaut In The Ocean (Joe Maz Remix)

Remixer Of The Year

  • Joe Maz
  • Charlie Lane
  • Country Club Martini Crew
  • Joel Corry
  • James Hype

Rising Remixer Of The Year

  • Fat Tony
  • Sir Gio
  • Vandal on da track
  • Gin & Sonic
  • HÄWK

Best Down Tempo Turned Up

  • Megan Thee Stallion - Body (Joel Corry Remix)
  • Adele - Easy On Me (Henry Himself Remix)
  • Cardi B - Up (Zack Martino x Rich Dietz Remix)
  • Cardi B - Wap (Ship Wrek Remix)
  • Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez - Dakati (David Guetta Remix)

Remix Rewind

  • David Guetta Ft. Sia - Titanium (David Guetta & MORTEN Remix)
  • Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It (Mahalo's 90 Baby Remix)
  • Will Smith - Miami (Charlie Lane Remix)
  • DMNDS - Calabria (Vavo Remix)
  • Abba - Gimme Gimme Gimme (Fat Tony & Medun Remix)

Main Stage Song Of The Year

  • Timmy Trumpet x KSHMR x Mildenhaus - Ininna Tora
  • Martin Garrix & Brooks - Quantum
  • DJ Kuba & Neitan x Skytech - I Want You
  • David Guetta, MORTEN, Roland Clark - Alive Again
  • Hardwell - INTO THE UNKNOWN
  • Armin van Buuren & Sam Gray - Human Touch

Voting ends on Friday, June 17th, 2022 and the winners will be announced shortly after. You can learn more about the Electronic Dance Music Awards and help decide this year's winners here.


G Jones & EPROM Mesmerize Minds On Collaborative EP, Acid Disk 2

The producers' forward-thinking 2017 EP has finally received a follow-up.

Somewhere along the way, G Jones and EPROM descended into a time warp, and they’ve brought the 90's acid rave back with them.

Perhaps it’s not enough to say the forward-thinking bass music heavyweights have merely brought it back - rather they’ve taken the reigns on the frenetic, psychedelic-infused genre and made it uniquely their own.

Picking right up where they left off with their 2017 collaborative EP, Acid Disk 2 is seemingly everything all at once - swapping between trap, spirited drum & bass, and punchy acid house in rapid succession. With respect to the duo’s focus on incorporating classic acid synth textures, mind-melting stutters, and heavy-handed distortion, the two found ample room to play around with these staple sonics across the six-track EP while also keeping it a thoroughly engaging listen throughout.

Despite describing the premise for the EP in its very title, this collection of songs is anything but predictable. From the opening psytrance-like breakdown of "On My Mind" to the 16th note, 8-bit style synth work in the closer, "Final Lap," it's an EP so dense, you'll find yourself hitting replay just to keep up with its moment-to-moment evolutionary shifts.

Listen to Acid Disk 2 by G Jones and EPROM here


Spring Awakening Music Festival Postpones 10-Year Anniversary to 2023

The Chicago-based dance music event faces another unfortunate setback.

Spring Awakening Music Festival was hoping to celebrate their milestone 10-year anniversary this year, but as summer begins to turn the corner in Chicago, the beloved dance music event has announced that the festivities are on hold until 2023.

“We felt the festival was not at the level you’ve come to expect and deserve,” their statement read in part. “We are focusing all our energy on delivering a kick-ass lineup and new festival experiences for 2023.”

Taking place in the heart of Chicago, the Addams/Medill Park-based event has faced multiple bumps in the road in recent history. After a forced cancellation due to the initial onset of COVID-19, it returned in 2021, but was roiled by inclement weather which forced an evacuation of the grounds. Subsequently, the brand’s sister festival, Spring Awakening Excursions: Cancun, was forced to cancel over concerns related to the rise of the Omicron variant.

Despite the setbacks, Spring Awakening states that they remain committed to building a future in the Windy City. To that end, they’ve announced a series of upgrade-based incentives for ticket holders who choose to retain their passes and roll them over into the forthcoming year.

More information on Spring Awakening Music Festival and the transfer/refund options can be found here.


Steve Aoki, Lost Frequencies & Robin Schulz To Headline World Club Dome Malta Island Edition 2022

The beloved festival has finally made its return to the Mediterranean islands.

Malta's most exciting summer dance music happening is well underway. 

Making its anticipated return to Malta after a two-year hiatus, BigCityBeatsWorld Club Dome is inviting dance music enthusiasts to three nights and four days of pure Mediterranean summer experiences. Combining the idyllic coastlines and stunning natural scenery of Malta with some of the best talents dance music has to offer, World Club Dome is bound to be yet another successful festival in BigCityBeats’ ever-growing international portfolio.

Taking place August 5th-7th, 2022, World Club Dome Malta has just announced its three headliners: the beloved Belgian talent, Lost Frequencies, the global superstar, Steve Aoki, and the German hitmaker, Robin Schulz. They will take the decks on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday respectively to deliver one-of-a-kind performances. The full lineup includes additional sets from the likes of Regard, Le Shuuk, Stella Bossi, ASK:ME, Quarterhead, Glockenbach, Bedrud, and many more.

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Over its four days and three nights, World Club Dome Malta is aiming to provide an inclusive experience, which will combine daily beach, pool, and boat parties with explosive club nights. World Club Dome’s official beach club, Medasia Playa, will host magical events by day, while Lost Frequencies and Steve Aoki are slated to rock Gianpula Village by night, Malta’s most popular clubbing destination. The festival will be hosting its closing party on Sunday at the beautiful Café del Mar by the sea, with headliner Robin Schulz enchanting attendees with his immersive house music anthems.

General admission tickets for World Club Dome Malta are available here, starting at €71.50.

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Spotify Previews NFT Galleries on Artist Profiles

Select Spotify users were treated to a surprising new feature while browsing Steve Aoki's profile.

The world’s biggest streaming service is hopping on the NFT bandwagon.

Spotify is testing a feature to include NFTs on select artist profiles. Don’t open the Spotify app to try it out just yet though. Only a sample of Android users in the U.S. are a part of the feature test. “Spotify is running a test in which it will help a small group of artists promote their existing third-party NFT offerings via their artist profiles,” says the company as reported by TechCrunch. “We routinely conduct a number of tests in an effort to improve artist and fan experiences.” Requests from industry partners and deepening connections between artists and fans are also cited as reasons for the feature.

NFT galleries on artist pages are a simple grid of static images. Videos, GIFs, and sounds are not featured in the Spotify app. However, direct links to each NFT’s OpenSea page are displayed in the app for users to fully explore and purchase an NFT. As part of the test, commissions or fees for purchases initiated through the in-app navigation will not be applied by Spotify.

Steve Aoki and The Wombats are among the select group of artists featured in the NFT preview. Given Aoki’s fervor for NFTs, his participation in the test is no surprise. It’s uncertain whether the NFT previews will be anything more than an experiment since Spotify mentioned to the aforementioned tech publication that such tests “end up paving the way for a broader experience" or "serve only as an important learning.” 


TOKiMONSTA Announces Mushroom-Inspired Collaboration With Sustainable Jewelry Brand, Wonther

The first offering from the collection, the Resilience Necklace, is out now.

In a newly-announced partnership with Wonther, TOKiMONSTA revealed that her forthcoming jewelry collection is a reminder of our connection to the natural world and to each other.

Taking to Twitter, TOKiMONSTA surprised fans by revealing she has joined the sustainable jewelry brand, Wonther, to design three unique pieces. The Resilience Necklace, Healing Earring, and Creativity Ring are each designed to highlight some of the positive qualities of mushrooms, some of Earth's oldest multicellular lifeforms. The newly-released Resilience Necklace marks the first drop in the collection, a mushroom-inspired necklace made with 925 silver and finished with a shimmering 24k gold plating.

"Mushrooms inspire resilience, healing, and creativity. I designed these pieces so the wearer is able to keep a small reminder of these pillars with them in everyday life," TOKiMONSTA said in a press release shared with EDM.com. "When the chaos in this world becomes overwhelming, I hope the jewelry will serve as a reminder for how we are in constant connection to all living things - and each other."

TOKiMONSTA's own career journey has been characterized by awe-inspiring resilience and strength. The "Loved By You" producer endured a long road to recovery after receiving two brain surgeries for a rare condition called moyamoya in 2016. Despite struggling to effectively verbally communicate and write in the immediate aftermath of the treatment, TOKiMONSTA persisted. She went on to become the first Asian-American female Grammy-nominated producer in the Best Dance/Electronic Album category in 2018.

Wonther will release the remaining pieces from the partnership: the Healing Earring and the Creativity Ring, on June 14th, 2022 and July 14th, 2022 respectively. 

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QUIX Enlists Cyclops and Crooked Bangs for Intricate Trap Anthem, “Pompeii”

The New Zealand DJ and producer has returned in a massive way!

Over the past few years, QUIX has cemented himself as one of the most exciting names to watch in dance music with his eclectic takes on trap and bass music. Directly following his anthemic drum & bass single, “Enter With Caution,” the acclaimed producer has now returned to Dim Mak to share “Pompeii,” an explosive trap gem that hints at an exciting return back to his roots.

A collaboration with fellow producer Cyclops, and vocal contributions from the dark punk rock band, Crooked Bangs, “Pompeii” nicely puts QUIX’s genre-bending style on display. Starting off with playful melodies that quickly transition into full-scale cinematic production, “Pompeii” brings together sharp sound design in the first drop, before exploding into melodic bliss in its second climax.

“The way the relationship came about was us being on the same roster and slowly becoming production friends, then becoming actual friends! Another interesting fact is that the first time we tried writing to this vocal the song kinda failed and we got really stuck to the point we’re we totally abandoned the song,” said QUIX on his synergy with Cyclops in a press statement shared with EDM.com.

“Then later on I started writing a beat to a Ellie Goulding acapella that conveniently was in the same key! Sent stems to Keith and he wrote this incredible 2nd drop! The song was practically done in a couple days!”

Listen to “Pompeii” by QUIX, Cyclops, and Crooked Bangs below:


Zedd Reveals One-Time-Only "Clarity" Ten Year Anniversary Performance in San Francisco

At the special event, Zedd will play every track from his 2012 debut album.

Fans will have one chance to relieve Zedd's debut album that started it all.

This fall, Zedd will transport fans back to 2012 for a special performance dedicated to the ten-year anniversary of his first album, Clarity. On Twitter, Zedd sent out a message addressing fans after one of his previously-announced shows sold out. He explained that the night before the sold-out event, he will be hosting the very special show that will never happen again.

In the announcement tweet, he revealed that the performance will include every single track from his debut offering. It's also shown that Joel Corry, shallou, and DJ Dials will be joining him on stage at the celebratory outing. Furthermore, he then goes on to state that there will be "special surprises" in-store, but at the time of writing, it's not yet known what he has up his sleeves.

Zedd's one-off Clarity ten-year anniversary event will take place on Friday, October 7th, 2022 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.

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Set Times and Special GRiZ Performance Announced for Movement 2022

The Detroit festival will feature performances from Jeff Mills, The Martinez Brothers, Carl Craig, Maya Jane Coles, Flying Lotus, Chris Lake, and more.

Time to start planning, Movement's set times are finally here.

Coming soon to Detroit, Michigan is the world-renowned celebration of techno. Artists like Jeff Mills, The Martinez Brothers, Carl Craig, Maya Jane Coles, Flying Lotus, Chris Lake, Duck Sauce, The Blessed Madonna, and many, many more are set to take the stage for the festival's first outing since 2019. Each of them will helm one of the festival's six stages, including the newly-reworked, Underground Stage, for three days of entertainment celebrating the beautiful midwestern city and its beloved genre. Also new to this year's event is the Detroit Stage presented by the cannabis retailer, JARS, which will feature a lineup consisting of only Detroit artists.

Unfortunately for fans hoping to catch a set from Skrillex, he recently announced that he will not be performing at Movement or Sunset Music Festival in an effort to finish his albums. All is not lost, however, as organizers have announced that GRiZ will take the stage for a hometown DJ set in lieu of Skrillex.

Movement Festival takes place on May 28th-30th, 2022 at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit, Michigan. Check out the daily schedule for this year's outing below.

Movement 2022 Schedule

Movement

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KENDOLL Teams Up With Chuck Shadow For Electrifying House Single "Down Low"

After a short break, Kendoll is at it again with her first release of 2022.

For many years, Kendoll has showcased an innovative and unique take on house music.

Having played shows like EDC Las Vegas, Beyond Wonderland, and Nocturnal Wonderland, Kendoll's music continues to make her sets ones you can't miss. After taking a short break, the house producer is back with her fresh first release of 2022. Teaming up with Chuck Shadow, "Down Low" is a dancefloor-ready house track that arrives just in time for this year's festival season. 

Uplifting and melodic, "Down Low" flaunts a deep groove and hard-hitting house vibe. With candy-like vocals and a jabbing synth stab that pulsates throughout the song, "Down Low" is an infectious house tune ripe with energy. Gearing up for more touring, Kendoll is set to perform at Get Funky, Dancefestopia, and Happy Festival this summer.

"Down Low" by Kendoll and Chuck Shadow is out now. You can download and stream the new single here.

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ILLENIUM, PNAU, Lady Gaga Top Dance/Electronic Categories At Billboard Music Awards

It was another year of stiff competition among the dance music industry's heavyweight contributors and emerging talents.

The 2022 award show season continued over the weekend with music's biggest stars showing out in Las Vegas for the Billboard Music Awards.

The night saw a myriad of artists, albums, and songs celebrated across many genres with Drake and Olivia Rodrigo specifically taking home the night's top honors by winning the awards for Top Artist and Top New Artist respectively.

Meanwhile, in the highly competitive dance and electronic categories, Australian dance music trio, PNAU, bested the field of Top Dance/Electronic Song with their remix of Elton John and Dua Lipa's "Cold Heart." The radio-ready track eked out a victory over Tiësto's "The Business," Travis Scott & HVME's "Goosebumps," Farruko's "Pepas", and the super-collaboration from Regard, Troye Sivan, and Tate McRae, "You."

In the Top Dance/Electronic Album category, ILLENIUM topped the field with his explosive multi-genre LP, Fallen Embers. The road to victory was hardly a cakewalk, however, as he faced stiff competition from fellow nominees Porter Robinson, FKA twigs, C418, and RÜFÜS DU SOL

Finally, Mother Monster herself was named Top Dance/Electronic Artist of the year in a category that included Calvin Harris, Marshmello, Tiësto, and David Guetta. Lady Gaga's victory stands as a testament to the impacts of her highly collaborative album Chromatica, which continue to be felt especially as disco, electro-pop, and house music remain in the midst of a mainstream moment. 

Catch up on all of the evening's big takeaways with the full list of Billboard Music Award winners here.


Above & Beyond Usher In New Era Of Ambient Music With "Reflections" Imprint

The debut offering from Above & Beyond's third label imprint has arrived.

Above & Beyond's new label imprint, minted for life's ruminative moments, has arrived with its debut release. 

Christening the label themselves, the famed dance music trio has dropped "Morning in Deira" and "Time Heals" respectively. With the first taste of what the group's new imprint will have to offer, it's plain to see the creative direction for Reflections will be far different compared to that of Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep. Despite the stylistic differences, the group has certainly shown their tenacity in the competitive label space with their beloved Anjunabeats having surpassed over twenty years of operations in late 2020.

In stark contrast to the more traditionally-defined dance music offerings of their existing imprints, you likely won't find Reflections releases dominating the dancefloor. Instead, the label will spotlight electronic music's more downtempo, ambient, and cinematic flavors. "The mornings after, the nights apart, the journeys shared along the way. Those moments of reflection," Above & Beyond said of Reflections.  

The timing of Reflections is especially noteworthy given Above & Beyond's recent strides outside of conventional dance music. The trio recently made their debut in the film scoring arena with their contributions to the climate change documentary, The Last Glaciers.

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With "So Far So Good" The Chainsmokers Harken Back To The Dawn of Their Mainstream Success

The Chainsmokers continue to demonstrate that they seemingly have an earworm for every moment.

Prior to the release of their fourth studio LP, The Chainsmokers triumphantly tweeted "2016 is back."

The declaration, though somewhat ambiguous, loosely set the tone for what to expect from the prolific duo's latest effort, So Far So Good. Harkening back to the era of the duo's breakthrough Collage EP, we're reminded of The Chainsmokers' ability to succinctly craft expressive dance-pop with mainstream success. The declaration would seemingly appear to be a clear acknowledgment of what put the duo on top, and their intentions to reclaim that mantle.

With So Far So Good out in full, the album is every bit as self-reflective, heartfelt, and nostalgic as we'd hoped. From throwing caution to the wind and seizing the moment on the summery "Riptide," to the gloomy closing mea culpa, "Cyanide," The Chainsmokers' have an earworm for all of life's moments. 

Likewise, on the production side, the duo hasn't lost the Collage era level of experimentation. Embracing new iterations of their signature future pop, melodic trap, and even vocoder-driven dance-pop, So Far So Good remains grounded in its distinct songwriting while exercising flexibility in its production. It's a balance that's likely to feel all too familiar to fans of the duo, who despite emerging a powerhouse over the last few years, have not taken their foot off the breaks in traversing uncharted creative lanes.

Listen to The Chainsmokers' entire fourth LP, So Far So Good, here.

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The Chainsmokers To Share Stake In Album Royalties With 5,000 Of Their Biggest Fans

The "iPad" producers are partnering up with 3LAU's Royal to make it happen.

The 5,000 biggest fans of The Chainsmokers will soon become part-owners of the duo's newly released fourth LP - So Far So Good. 

Partnering with 3LAU's NFT marketplace, Royal, The Chainsmokers are turning over 1% of the ownership rights from the album back to their fans. Each token, which will be given away for free on the platform, effectively represents 0.0002% of the ownership interest. Fans who hold these tokens will receive the monetary benefits that come with such ownership, including entitlement to a fractionalized portion of the cash flows for each stream generated. 

Additionally, the 5,000 NFT holders will earn exclusive perks including access to The Chainsmokers themselves via a private Discord channel and more. "We are also planning giveaways and surprises and priority access to tickets, merch, and events to support our community. The first giveaway will be VIP tickets and meet & greet to an upcoming headline show," the duo explained in an announcement on Royal. "Owning multiple tokens may also give you access to additional perks and opportunities that we will announce randomly."

To identify the lucky 5,000 who will have first dibs on these tokens, The Chainsmokers combed through over 30,000 fan emails, ticket sale information, and other digital engagement metrics. 

Some fans may choose to sell the tokens on the open marketplace. Most NFTs have a built-in mechanism for benefitting the creator each time their tokens change hands on the market. In this case, however, The Chainsmokers have instead opted to turn over the benefits of each and every secondary sale to the 14 songwriters who participated in crafting the album. "Because of antiquated laws and old judgments, we believe songwriters are underpaid," their statement reads. "We couldn’t have written these songs without this core group of amazing writers and we wanted to find a way to give them something extra for being a part of our journey."

“The Chainsmokers are the first major label artist to share royalties for an entire album for free, 3LAU tells Music Business Worldwide. "This is certainly a first for the music industry, but also a first within the emerging music NFT space."

The So Far So Good NFT drop takes place on Royal on May 17th, 2022.

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PEEKABOO Unites With Caspa For Brain-Melting Collaboration, “RELOAD”

The massive release comes just before PEEKABOO embarks on his Hide & Seek Tour.

PEEKABOO has returned with yet another neck-breaking gem.

Widely recognized for a style that is uniquely his, as well as festival anthems such as “Maniac” and “Babatunde,” PEEKABOO is currently riding high off collaborations with the likes of Eptic and Zeds Dead, as well as a remix and B2B performance with none other than NGHTMRE.

For his latest colossal collaboration, the talented producer and DJ has just teamed up with the UK bass pioneer, Caspa, to unveil “RELOAD” via Deadbeats. This is not the first time the two titans have crossed paths. Back in 2018, PEEKABOO took on Caspa’s single, “Tech Foul,” with an official remix. 

“RELOAD” sees the duo officially join forces four years later, while masterfully combining their respective styles into a brain-melting mix of eerie atmospheres and gritty sound design. Starting off with minimal, yet, hard-hitting drums and a catchy vocal sample, the arrangement of “RELOAD” wastes no time and jumps straight into a drop that is as explosive as it is infectious.

Listen to “RELOAD” below:


Revisiting Daft Punk's "Silhouette" iPod Ad: May Its Memory Never Die

The Robots' song "Technologic" was featured in a 2005 iPod ad and kicked off a longstanding tradition of electronic music in Apple ads.

Apple dealt a deadly blow this week when they announced the iPod, originally released in 2001, will be no more. While its memory lives on via features now standard to the casual listening experience (playlists, play counts, and most famously, the shuffle button), there's one iPod feature that we can't dare to forget: the "silhouette" commercials. 

Debuted in the early 2000s alongside the 3rd and 4th generation iPod Classics, Apple's most iconic line of ads featured silhouette figures moving and grooving in front of candy-colored backgrounds and of course, their white corded headphones.

One of our favorite songs to set the soundtrack for a silhouette commercial was "Technologic" by Daft Punk. It's like a time capsule for its 2005 release year; there's a woman in a fedora, a man in a Tyler, the Creator-esque fur hat, and even a guy in a reflective tracksuit. 

Apple only selected a handful of other artists, including U2, Gorillaz, Jet, and Ozomatli, for this special honor, solidifying Daft Punk's dominance over the mid-2000s dance music scene. Sony, in fact, picked up a song by the robots for one of their ads the very next year. 

The use of "Technologic" also kicked off a longstanding trend of Apple tapping electronic artists for their commercials: "The Difference" by Flume and Toro y Moi, Louis the Child's "Go," "Loyal" by ODESZA, and "Dream Dream Dream" by Madeon. 

Rest in peace, iPod. We miss you already. 


Listen to NGHTMRE and KLAXX's Reunion on Their Anthemic Track "The One"

"The One" is the second single from NGHTMRE's forthcoming album.

Following the release of his emotive new track with SLANDER and Dylan Matthew, "Fall Into Me," NGHTMRE has tapped KLAXX for yet another moving single entitled "The One."

"The One" is a festival anthem at its core, showcasing both NGHTMRE and KLAXX's affinity for writing melodic music. Beautifully, sweeping guitar riffs are accompanied by gorgeous vocals crooning about the uncertainty that comes with love all while dynamic drums build towards a soaring, synth-driven drop. "The One" truly encapsulates NGHTMRE's distinct sound while showing growth and simultaneously allowing KLAXX to shine. 

KLAXX shares his experience writing the tune in a press statement. “The idea for 'The One' was to write a song that made you feel hopeful, that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel," he says. "I brought the original chords with a rough drop idea to NGHTMRE, he added the classic guitar riff in the intro and a fresh top lead for the drop, mixed with the only vocals that could bring the original idea to life.”

"The One" arrives a week before NGHTMRE's upcoming performance at EDC Las Vegas. It serves as the second single from his forthcoming album with no announced title or release date, but, it is confirmed to arrive sometime this year. This is the second collaboration between NGHTMRE and KLAXX, as they initially connected on their song "Falling" in 2021.

Listen to "The One" on streaming platforms here.

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Nostalgix Returns to Night Bass with Bold and Sassy Single "My Type"

“My Type” is an amalgam of everything we love about the Nostalgix: confident vocals, excellent production, and high energy.

Producer and vocalist Nostalgix returns to Night Bass with her sassy bass house single, “My Type.” Known for her bold rap stylings and energetic productions, the LA-based artist has quickly become a house music favorite within the scene.

“My Type” is an amalgam of everything we love about Nostalgix: confident vocals, excellent production, and high energy. Opening with flirtatious lyrics, the song drops into a bass house frenzy of riotous synths, catchy rhythms, and powerful, pumping bass. Serving as yet another solid release on AC Slater’s imprint, this club-ready tune is her favorite new song, as shared on TikTok.

Hot off the Confession vs Night Bass tour, Nostalgix is primed for an outstanding rest of the year. She will be performing at EDC Las Vegas later this month, putting her among only a handful of female acts to ever play the main stage at the massive festival. After watching her grow over the past couple of years, it’s certain that this is just the beginning for Nostalgix.

NOSTALGIX TOUR DATES

Fri May 20, 2022 | Las Vegas, NV | EDC
Sunday May 22, 2022 | Las Vegas, NV | EDC
Sunday June 19, 2022 | George, WA | Beyond Wonderland
Fri July 22, 2022 | Salmo River, BC | Shambhala
Fri Aug 12, 2022 | Kitchener, OT | Ever After
Sat Aug 13, 2022 | Salt Lake City, UT | Das Energi
Sat Aug 20, 2022 | Dallas, TX | Foam Wonderland
Fri Aug 26, 2022 | Columbus, OH | Breakaway
Sat Sept 17, 2022 | San Bernardino, CA | Nocturnal Wonderland
Sat Oct 29, 2022 | Houston, TX | Freaky Deaky 

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Idris Elba Joins Hï Ibiza's Lineup of Summer Residencies Alongside David Guetta & MORTEN

Elba's residency in the White Isle is slated to take place from June through September.

Friday nights at Hï Ibiza just got a double dose of house music with Idris Elba joining the famed nightclub's weekly lineup. 

Future rave pioneers David Guetta and MORTEN are already slated to take the club's theater room by storm this summer, and with Elba set to hold down the adjacent Hï Ibiza club room on a weekly basis, house music will reign supreme in kickstarting weekends in the White Isle.

The upcoming engagement marks the Golden Globe-winning actor's second residency in Ibiza following his first rendezvous with Hï Ibiza in the summer of 2019.

The development is particularly noteworthy for Elba, as the dual talent recently announced in February that he intends to lean more into his music career and away from acting. Since the announcement, Elba has dropped his first offering of the year, a super-collaboration alongside The FaNaTiX, Lil Tjay, Koffee & Moelogo, and Davido, titled, "Vroom."

Elba's residency at Hï Ibiza officially kicks off on June 3rd, 2022 and is scheduled to run through the end of September.

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Listen to Trivecta's Uplifting Debut Album "The Way Back Up"

Trivecta effortlessly flows between genres while simultaneously keeping everything cohesive on his debut LP.

Returning to Ophelia Records, the label he's called home for the past three years, Trivecta has released his long-awaited 13-track debut album, The Way Back Up

The folk bass maestro has outdone himself on The Way Back Up, encapsulating the emotive sound that helped bring him to prominence while also showcasing his ability to effortlessly flow between genres. The first two tracks, "Sail Away" with Jay Mason and "Open Road" with Rico & Miella, capture that essence perfectly. The former encapsulates Trivecta's signature sound perfectly while the latter gives listeners a glimpse into the diversity that's to come. 

Another shining moment where his distinct sound comes to life is on "Memory Away" with fakelife and "Half A World Away" with Sarah de Warren. Both allow the vocalist to lead while later taking control with soaring synths and overpowering percussion. It's a formula that Trivecta has mastered, proving why he's become a favorite amongst Ophelia's fans over the years.

The diversity comes in many forms on The Way Back Up. "Horizon Lines" is an unsuspecting drum and bass smash that features melodic moments while still providing proper rumbling goodness. "The Gallows" with Fagin might be the most surprising song of all, however, as Trivecta cooked up a pounding techno track to break things up near the end of the LP. 

Overall, The Way Back Up feels like a long time coming for Trivecta as his ability to put together a cohesive project has been apparent through the themes and sounds found in each of his previous releases over the past eight years.

Listen to The Way Back Up on streaming platforms here.

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