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The Results Are In: Here Are the Winners of the 2022 Electronic Dance Music Awards

Electronic dance music fans from around the world made their voices heard in deciding who is best-in-class across over two dozen categories.

Electronic dance music fans fans have spoken.

The Electronic Dance Music Awards heard from the global EDM fandom, who eagerly cast their votes on this year's best-in-class songs, artists, companies and more across a wide range of over two dozen diverse categories. The awards recognize the music and people whose achievements helped push the envelope of electronic music.

The 2023 EDMA’s will be presented live from Miami at an exclusive, invite-only ceremony, the organization confirmed to EDM.com. They have also partnered with RCRDSHP, who will mint exclusive, branded digital collectibles for nominees and participating fans.

"It's been an honor for my partners and I to produce an accolade that was a long time coming, and their fans have spoken," said Hollywood Hamilton, co-founder of the EDMA's. "Congratulations to all our winners and enjoy the decks."

Read on to see the full list of 2022 winners at the Electronic Dance Music Awards below.

DANCE SONG OF THE YEAR (NON RADIO) 

Winner: James Hype & Miggy Dela Rosa - Ferrari

DANCE SONG OF THE YEAR (RADIO)

Winner: Kx5 - Escape (ft. Hayla)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Winner: Diplo

Eli Russell Linnetz

BEST COLLABORATION

Winner: Alesso & Katy Perry - When I'm Gone

BEST FEMALE ARTIST

Winner: Alison Wonderland

Simply G

BEST VOCALIST

Winner: Tate McRae

Piotr Kuczynski

BEST NEW ARTIST

Winner: ACRAZE

Typical Tom

CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR

Winner: Steve Aoki

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DANCE RADIO ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Winner: LODATO

c/o LODATO

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Vintage Culture

Drake Films

LABEL OF THE YEAR

Winner: STMPD RCRDS

Martin Garrix.

Jakub Janecki

INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENT

Winner: Pasquale Rotella

Insomniac Events

BEST PERFORMANCE

Winner: Madeon - Coachella 2022

UNDERGROUND DJ OF THE YEAR

Winner: Purple Disco Machine

c/o Press

HOUSE SONG OF THE YEAR

Winner: John Summit - Make Me Feel

BASS HOUSE SONG OF THE YEAR

Winner: Öwnboss, Sevek - Move Your Body

TECH HOUSE SONG OF THE YEAR

Winner: FISHER & Shermanology - IT'S A KILLA

DANCE / ELECTRO POP SONG OF THE YEAR

Winner: Tiësto & Ava Max - The Motto

UK HOUSE SONG OF THE YEAR

Winner: Jax Jones - Where Did You Go (ft. MNEK)

BEST FESTIVAL SERIES

Winner: Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Winner: ILLENIUM & Dabin - Hearts on Fire (Ft. Lights)

BEST LIVE STREAM

Winner: Tiësto | Live from Edge New York City

BEST RADIO SHOW

Winner: Dombresky - Process Radio

Glen Matheny

MASHUP OF THE YEAR

Winner: Sean Paul Vs. Alex Van DielTemperature (Wedamnz & Rivas Edit)

MASHUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Winner: Rivas

Rivas/SoundCloud

REMIX OF THE YEAR

Winner: Masked Wolf - Astronaut In The Ocean (Joe Maz Remix)

REMIXER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Country Club Martini Crew

Country Club Martini Crew/Spotify

RISING REMIXER OF THE YEAR 

Winner: Fat Tony

Fat Tony

BEST DOWN TEMPO TURNED UP

Winner: Adele - Easy On Me (Henry Himself Remix)

REMIX REWIND

Winner: Abba - Gimme Gimme Gimme (Fat Tony & Medun Remix)

MAIN STAGE SONG OF THE YEAR

Winner: Hardwell - INTO THE UNKNOWN

For more information on the Electronic Dance Music Awards and to see a full list of this year's winners, visit their official website


Listen to Moore Kismet's Debut Album, a Vulnerable Window Into an Elusive Journey to Self-Love

The effervescent "UNIVERSE" showcases the incomparable talents of a dyed-in-the-wool EDM flag-bearer.

Thanks to the advent of Moore Kismet, the future of electronic music has been brighter than ever the last few years. But after the release of their debut album, it's now blinding.

Kismet has finally dropped the curtain on UNIVERSE, an album that showcases the incomparable talents of a dyed-in-the-wool EDM flag-bearer.

Replete with visceral sound design and vulnerable songwriting, the album is a tour de force for the 17-year-old EDM.com Class of 2021 star, whose breathtaking music and inspirational story have rippled through the electronic music community at large.

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The highly collaborative album features joint tracks with TYGKO, Lunamatic, Laxcity, Pauline Herr and ARIA VEIL, among others. One of its standout cuts is the liam ello-assisted "Flight of the Superiority Complex," which explores our tendency as humans to engage in subliminal self-sabotage in the pursuit of growth. Another is "Quest" (with Summet), a languid yet bubbly instrumental emblematic of Kismet's sui generis approach to music arranging.

The nuances found in UNIVERSE paint a picture of a prodigious music producer and storyteller, cultivating a timely narrative that provides a window into their struggle to find their identity. The album functions as a canvas to map out the elusive journey to self-love for Kismet, a nonbinary artist and outspoken advocate for LGBTQ rights

"People just started ragging on me for no apparent reason and acting like I wasn’t just like a normal human being, just trying to navigate life through my identity, because everything about me—my queerness, my Blackness, my youth, everything—is directly linked to my music," Kismet told Billboard. "I’m not using it for clout, I’m using it as inspiration. I’m using it as passion and fuel."

Listen to UNIVERSE in full below and find the album on streaming platforms here.

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Opiuo Drops First Single In Over a Year: Listen to the Stunning "Gravitate"

"Gravitate" marks the first track from Opiuo's highly-anticipated forthcoming album.

Opiuo's new single will make you "Gravitate" to the dancefloor.

The renowned Australian producer has released the first track from his highly anticipated upcoming album. Opiuo descends deep into the inner-workings of his psyche in "Gravitate," out now by way of Slurp Music.

With its haunting vocal swells, gritty bassline and hypnotic topline from Jordan Dennis, the new single is scintillating from start to finish. Directed by Wayne Schultheis, the official music video for "Gravitate" depicts a transcendent experience wherein two people navigate darkness shrouded in a trippy veil of pink, purple and blue hues. 

"'Gravitate' started as many Opiuo songs often do, me just messing around in my studio," Opiuo explained in a press statement shared with EDM.com. "But something was different about this beat. It had a swing and flow like nothing I'd done before, and I knew I needed a super quality vocal across it. I’d been a fan of Jordan’s for years and had no one else in my mind to send this beat to… so I let him work his magic."

Known for his infectious sonics that blend equal parts funk, soul, psychedelia and booty-shaking bass, Opiuo says the release of "Gravitate" was a long time coming. It's his first new music in well over a year, a gap which he called "a wild emotional roller coaster [sic] ride of sporadic feelings" in a candid Instagram post.

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This year, catch Opiuo performing at Shambhala Music Festival, Interstellar Festival, Sacred Acre and Hulaween, among others. 

In the meantime, you can stream "Gravitate" here.

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Kayzo Fosters the Next Evolution of Electronic-Rock Music With Third Album, "New Breed"

"New Breed" sees Kayzo exploring a creative intersection he helped pave more thoughtfully than ever.

The release of NEW BREED marks the decisive beginning of a new chapter for Kayzo, one of the biggest electronic dance music producer success stories of the 2010s.

With his latest album, Kayzo explores the intersection of rock and electronic music more thoroughly—more thoughtfully—than ever before. 

Longtime fans will fondly remember records such as his remix of "Last Resort" alongside Papa Roach as breakthrough moments in his meteoric career. But while such tracks combining dubstep production with rock sonics were fresh at the time, a new spark was needed to illuminate this creative pathway ahead.

And with NEW BREED, Kayzo handily delivers. If there's one central accomplishment Kayzo can claim on the album, it's blending the many diverse rock influences with biting electronic production to create a cohesive experience.

Kayzo.

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Listeners got a taste of this with his recent single "POSER" (with conner) a pop-punk-inspired anthem wherein the electronic influence feels strategically augmentative, oftentimes subtle and overall seamlessly engrained in the DNA of the production. Kayzo's creative approach here continues with "BOTTLE OF RAIN," a gloomy rock offering with a lo-fi flare; and the energizing "WASTE AWAY," with yearning vocals from Kala.

For fans of Kayzo's earlier works, he's by no means forgotten how to blow the doors off. The album's titular track is a rollercoaster ride traversing multiple bass music genres before ending with a stampeding mix of hardstyle and dubstep at its coda. Meanwhile, PhaseOne and Aaron Pauley join Kayzo for "MEET YOU IN THE SOUND," taking no prisoners in a cathartic melodic dubstep concoction.

For a risk-taking blend of Kayzo old and new, "LOVE ME HATE ME" finds a seemingly perfect balance. The track additionally stands as a highlight since he's joined by long-time partner CRAY in what marks their first collaborative offering together.

Listen to Kayzo's NEW BREED in its entirety below and stream the album here.

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Skream Kicks Off EP Rollout With Frenzied Jackmaster Collab, "The Attention Deficit Track"

Skream and Jackmaster's "The Attention Deficit Track" is an adrenalized club heater for the late night hours.

Skream and Jackmaster's "The Attention Deficit Track" is a shot in the arm fit for powering dance music fans through the wee hours of the morning.

Part of Skream's forthcoming EP on CircoLoco Records, "The Attention Deficit Track" is an immediate attention-grabber by way of its frenetic, gated vocals. Bursting in rapid-fire succession, the producers' chops paired with a tinge of reverb and delay create a swirling vocal concoction with a discernibly psychedelic aura.

Underpinning the frenzied vocal action is a clean counterbalance of pumping kicks and crisp claps, a dependable arrangement more than capable of vitalizing the dancefloor. Take a listen to "The Attention Deficit Track" below.

If the single is any indication of what's to come from Skream in July when his EP is out, the pioneering dubstep visionary hasn't lost his appetite for sonic exploration. The record will undoubtedly be received as a welcome addition to the CircoLoco imprint, a venture created by way of a partnership between Rockstar Games and the global CircoLoco events brand in early 2021.

Skream's The Attention Deficit EP is scheduled to release on July 15th. 

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ODESZA Share Statement Supporting Women's Rights After Overturning of Roe v. Wade

"This can not stand, we must do better."

In the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade, ODESZA have shared a statement reflecting on the far-reaching impacts of the court's decision.

"We wouldn't be able to do what we do if it weren't for the women in our lives: our partners, our mothers, our grandmothers, and the women on our team & crew who have made us who are and who make the ODESZA project possible," the duo's opening remarks read.

ODESZA go on to share their frustration over the ruling, explaining that nearly 50 years of judicial precedent has been uprooted in what feels like "a matter of minutes." The statement continues with the duo reiterating their belief in a woman's right to choose while warning the court's decision is more likely to put women's health at risk in the future.

Advocates of Roe v. Wade explain that without the existing constitutional protections for abortion, women are more likely to take increasingly extreme measures to carry out the procedure in a manner that puts their own health and safety at risk. As a result of the court's decision, abortion is likely to be banned or severely restricted in at least 22 states, NPR reports.

"This can not stand, we must do better. This is why your vote and voice matters," ODESZA said in closing.


Ace Aura and Nytrix Team Up for Cinematic Banger, "Echoes": Listen

Ace Aura and Nytrix have cooked up a haunting, heavy-hitting track befit for Ophelia's selective roster.

In yet another forward-thinking release, EDM.com Class of 2022 inductee Ace Aura has teamed up with Nytrix for their Ophelia Records debut, "Echoes."

Although Aura and Nytrix harness varying electronic styles, their new collab functions as a mesmeric fusion of what they both bring to the table. Leading with Nytrix's uniquely ethereal vocals, an ambient soundscape of crisp percussion and haunting chords guide listeners to a cinematic bass drop.

With its soaring sound design, "Echoes" beautifully embodies the signature sound Ophelia Records, the flagship label of melodic bass superstar Seven Lions. Take a listen to the new single below.

"Echoes" is yet another triumph for both Ace Aura and Nytrix, who joined forces in August 2021 for the melodic riddim track "Shattered." The former has been on a tear, releasing expertly crafted singles like "UMBRA" while getting booked at the nation's most prominent bass music festivals, including Excision's Bass Canyon and Lost Lands.

Listen to "Echoes" on streaming platforms here.

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Bear Grillz Explores the Duality of Mental Health On Two-Sided Album, "Prismata"

The album aligns with the start of an eponymous tour comprising over 50 dates.

In the midst of announcing a massive tour and headlining Red Rocks performance, Bear Grillz has finally unveiled his highly anticipated album, Prismata.

Out via his own Rude Service imprint, the brilliant two-sided LP is an illuminating glimpse into the duality of mental health, exploring the highs and lows experienced by those coping with anxiety. While one moment someone may be thriving in their recovery, the next they very well could be back to square one. Both sides of Prismata delve into that theme, embracing the concept of weathering internal battles.

Prismata (Light) is rooted in motifs of love, support and hope. The opening track "Up In Flames" (with Crankdat and Dia Frampton) is a timely exemplar of that message, featuring lyricism about providing unwavering support to someone who's attempting to conquer their mental health struggles. "Good Together" also channels the theme of hope, as Danni Carra sings about someone moving on from a relationship they thought would last a lifetime. 

Prismata (Dark) captures quite the opposite feeling, championing Bear Grillz's signature, gritty sound. While both of the album's sides contain heavy-hitting music, Dark is fully untamed.

Though this side lacks lyrics that help verbally define its inspiration, the sheer gravity of each song is more than enough. From the merciless percussion of "Stomp" (with IVORY) to the bone-rattling bass on "Check" (with Jessica Audifred), Dark is a clear display of the cathartic release of frustration. 

Alongside the release of Prismata, Bear Grillz announced an eponymous tour comprising over 50 dates and kicking off today at Exchange in Los Angeles. You can find tickets here

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Ray Volpe Unleashes "Laserbeam," the Most-Played Record at EDC Las Vegas 2022

"Laserbeam" became the most-played song at this year's EDC Las Vegas—before it even came out.

If you thought Ray Volpe was unstoppable before, take a look again.

With today's release of his new single, the EDM.com Class of 2022 star has unleashed the biggest bass track of the year, "Laserbeam."

"Laserbeam" is as unrestrained and devastating as they come. It's no wonder why the song was the most-played record at EDC Las Vegas 2022—before it even came out. It was played by ILLENIUM, Excision, Subtronics, Seven Lions and many, many more.

"Laserbeam" is a fiery display of Volpe's staggering production chops. Led by a commanding vocal sample perfect for any festival setting, the track calls for festival pandemonium with a frenetic blitz of laser-like synths and expertly crafted leads.

Listen to the new single below as it continues to dominate the world's electronic dance music festivals.

"Laserbeam" serves as the second single from Volpe's forthcoming EP. According to a press release shared with EDM.com, it all started with a nondescript email to fellow dubstep virtuoso Excision. 

"I mentioned in the email how 'Laserbeam' would be cool to play with lasers in his high-production sets with crazy rigs," Volpe explained. "After my set at Thunderdome where I was support for Excision, I went to the crowd to watch Excision perform & suddenly heard the beginning of 'Laserbeam.' The reaction from the fans in the venue as the song dropped was loud & clear."

"Needless to say, I was also freaking out," Volpe continued. "I filmed the whole thing & posted it the next day on social media, which went viral, currently tallying over 800,000 views on my own platforms; Excision, ILLENIUM, Black Tiger Sex Machine, & many others have posted as well since then, accumulating a total of over 10,000,000 views today. I thought to myself that this is the craziest thing ever and that it couldn’t possibly get any better.”

Find "Laserbeam" on streaming platforms here.

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"None of Us Realized How Big This Record Would Be": VASSY Celebrates 2 Billion Streams of "BAD"

The voice behind David Guetta and Showtek's 2014 big room anthem says they never expected "BAD" to be a hit.

It's 2014. You're at a festival. Big room house rattles your teeth at every stage. You belt "BAD" at the top of your lungs. Life is good.

It didn't take long for David Guetta and Showtek's 2014 collaboration to become the de facto anthem of the electronic dance music community at the time, encapsulating the hedonistic ethos of music festivals by inviting ravers to channel their rebellious side. And it eventually became one of the most celebrated big room tracks of all-time.

Now, the voice behind "BAD" is celebrating after eclipsing a staggering 2 billion streams. VASSY, who is responsible for some of the most inescapable dance anthems of the last decade, says none of the song's creators had any idea it would become this monumental.

"I can’t believe we reached two billion streams with 'BAD!' VASSY tells EDM.com. "None of us realized how big this record would be but I will never forget performing 'BAD' live with Showtek for the very first time."

"The song was only out for a month and we had a whole arena of 150,000 people singing along," she added. "It was in that moment we realized this record was special, resonating with people all over the world."

"I remember releasing this record between two albums as a DJ tool," recalled Guetta, who called the track "a little miracle." "It was never supposed to be on the radio or streaming."

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Wax Motif Unveils New Remixes of Music From Drake's "Honestly, Nevermind" Album

Wax Motif transformed the minimal house tracks into bouncy, club-ready reworks.

It was only a matter of time before the remixes began rolling in.

Last week Drake released his seventh LP, Honestly, Nevermind, which quickly became Apple Music's biggest dance album of all-time. Considering it contains a surprising amount of house music, one of the genre's leading producers, Wax Motif, has unveiled four new edits within just a week of the album's drop.

Having always bridged the gap between dance music and hip-hop, Motif perfectly transformed the minimal house tracks into bouncy, club-ready reworks. While he put a tech house twist on "Massive" and “Sticky," we then hear his signature bass house sound in his remix of “Keeper” and a more breezy style in his flip of the salsa-inspired "Ties That Bind."

“Drake is one of my favorite artists, so when I heard he dropped a house album I streamed it immediately,” he explained in a press statement. “After listening to 'Tie That Binds,' I heard a clubbier version in my head and flipped that one first. But then I got carried away and spent 48 more hours in the studio remixing other records, whittling six down to four for you guys to hear."

Listen to each remix below and download them for free here.

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Hardwell Drops Never-Before-Heard Music In First "Tomorrowland Friendship Mix"

Hardwell debuted a blistering techno rework of Skrillex and J Balvin's "In Da Getto," among other brand new material.

Having dominated the festival's stages for the better half of a decade, it's tough to believe we're just now hearing Hardwell's first-ever "Friendship Mix" for Tomorrowland.

And he pulled no punches. Fresh off his return from a four-year hiatus, the iconic Dutch DJ met the moment, dropping a relentless blend of never-before-heard edits and music from his long-awaited comeback album, REBELS NEVER DIE.

The mix doesn't just bleed techno—it hemorrhages it. After coining his new direction "Bigroom Techno" in a recent Reddit AMA, Hardwell twisted a knife into the sound for nearly an hour. Fans can hear it in ebb and flow throughout the mix, like in his thumping rework of Skrillex and J Balvin's "In Da Getto."

Other brand new tracks include edits of "Domino" by Oxia and "Pills" by Will Sparks and ShortRound. Hardwell also included his revamped version of "Spaceman," which is now available to download via the Revealed Family House Discord community.

You can listen to the mix below ahead of Hardwell's historic comeback on the famed Tomorrowland Mainstage during the festival's first and second weekends (July 15th and 29th).

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Avant Gardner Acquires Made Event, Electric Zoo for $15 Million

A major acquisition rocks New York nightlife.

New York City's most popular EDM venue has taken over its premier electronic festival.

Last week, Billboard reported that the investment group behind Brooklyn hotspot Avant Gardner is purchasing New York promoter Made Event for $15 million from LiveStyle.

Settled earlier this month, the deal includes Made Event’s crown jewel, Electric Zoo, the biggest electronic dance music festival in New York. As a result of the acquisition, Avant Gardner will operate Electric Zoo this year. The 100,000-capacity fest annually takes place over Labor Day Weekend and boasts an array of famed DJs like Porter Robinson, Martin Garrix, DJ Snake, and Carl Cox.

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Despite a strong foothold in New York's dance music scene, Avant Gardner and Made Event have varied backgrounds.

Two Swiss men, concert promoter Billy Bildstein and banker Philipp Wiederkehr, co-founded Avant Gardner in 2017. At the time, Bildstein and Wiederkehr had limited exposure to New York nightlife. However, the former's experience throwing parties in Europe and the latter's operation of a multi-million dollar private equity and asset management firm—which manages the fortunes of some of Zurich's wealthiest companies and families—fueled their quest for conquering New York City's EDM scene.

Five years in, Avant Gardner has emerged as New York’s most frequented electronic music venue. It regularly attracts the world’s most celebrated DJs and throngs of beat-hungry revelers to its 80,000 square foot venue, which includes three distinct performance spaces: Brooklyn Mirage, Great Hall and Kings Hall. 

But meteoric success hasn’t come without its fair share of challenges. From run-ins with local community boards to shutdowns by the fire department, the road to the top was a bumpy ride.

Made Event has faced setbacks through the years as well. A far cry from the European origins of Avant Gardner, Made Event was founded by husband-and-wife team Mike Bindra and Laura De Palma in Long Island City, Queens. Plus, its problems have less to do with local authorities and are more in the realm of financial woes.

Afrojack performs at Avant Gardner.

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In 2014, entertainment industry veteran Bob Sillerman’s ill-fated SFX bought Made Event. The acquisition was part of a purchasing spree aimed at cultivating a massive network of electronic dance music promoters under the SFX banner. Sillerman had undertaken a similar strategy in the 90s, successfully creating the original SFX live events company that eventually became Live Nation.

This time around, however, SFX racked up insurmountable debts. In 2016, the company filed for bankruptcy just two years after acquiring Made Event. Emerging from bankruptcy with AEG Live leader Randy Phillips at the helm, SFX then rebranded as LiveStyle Inc, retaining many of SFX’s assets, including Made Event.

After Phillips' departure from SFX in 2019, LiveStyle began selling many of its festival assets. In 2020, Disco Donnie bought back Disco Donnie Presents and LiveXLive, and acquired Spring Awakening festival promoter React Presents. And just last year, U.K.-based events promoter Superstruct Entertainment bought Dutch events brand ID&T. Made Event is reported to be the last U.S. festival property LiveStyle planned to sell.

Outside of operating Electric Zoo, it’s unclear how Avant Gardner will incorporate Made Event into its business model. But New York electronic music enthusiasts are safe to surmise Avant Gardner bringing its production prowess to the festival—and with that, a possible return to the animal-themed stages that originally put the “Zoo” in Electric Zoo.

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Wreckno Drops Fiery Hip-House Track, "DELUSIONAL"

"DELUSIONAL" arrives ahead of a landmark performance at Electric Forest.

Does Wreckno have an "off" button?

The magnetic Class of 2022 star has been on a rampage as of late, performing at a slew of major festivals and releasing new music at a dizzying pace. Their latest comes in the form of "DELUSIONAL," an unapologetic hip-house track oozing with the signature swag of the surging queer rapper and producer.

"DELUSIONAL" will appear on Wreckno's upcoming EP The Fantasy, a four-track, Pride-themed project scheduled to release in full on June 29th. The song arrives ahead of a landmark performance at Electric Forest, the festival that inspired their career in music, according to a press release.

Check out the official lyric video for "DELUSIONAL," developed by Brooklyn-based 3D visual artist Sarah Banks, below.

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Enforcing Rights Just Got Much Easier for Copyright Owners

Rights-holders may be awarded damages by submitting an infringement notice with the Copyright Claims Board.

Copyrights are very expensive and timely to enforce.

The United States established the Copyright Claims Board (CCB), which allows copyright owners to file disputes and resolve issues more efficiently and avoid an expensive federal court case. Comprising three members who are well-versed in copyright law, the CCB was developed from the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act of 2020.

Damages can't exceed $30,000, which seems like a lot. If you use an attorney you can get an additional $5,000 and $2,500 if you don't. But if you're a musician with work that gets stolen from someone whose track ultimately goes Platinum, you could likely sue for much more in damages.

"Copyrights [are] an issue for federal courts only—it's not a state courts claim," explains Davey Jay, an entertainment and intellectual property attorney and Partner at Florida law firm Meehle and Jay. "What that means is that it gets wildly expensive to hire attorneys and the court case takes a couple of years (if you're lucky it's only two years). That discourages a lot of people from enforcing their rights because they can't afford it or they don't want to deal with it."

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To submit an infringement notice with the CCB, the plaintiff will need to file a complaint through the board's electronic filing system. Once they complete the notice, pay a small fee (around $100) and submit it to the CCB, the defendant will be notified.

Once the defendant is notified of the infringement, they can choose to opt out, which isn't something you can do in federal court. By opting out of the case, however, the defendant isn't in the clear. The plaintiff may still file in federal court. The case is then reviewed by the CCB's panel of copyright litigators, who will award damages. 

Copyright owners have five exclusive rights: Reproduce, Adapt, Publicly Display, Perform and Publish.

If anybody other than someone who is authorized and legally able to do so carries out any of those actions, they may be subject to a copyright infringement case, which could have severe implications. In fact, they can cost up to $250,000 in damages per infringement. This is especially true—and runs rampant—for those who sample other artists' music without permission.

To learn more about the CCB, visit their website.


Listen to a Hyperactive Drum & Bass Mix From Shaq

DJ Diesel's mini-mix features originals and remixes from the likes of Nikademis, Macsen, Mylky and many more.

The biggest DJ in the world is working to add drum & bass to his arsenal.

Shaquille O'Neal, affectionately known as DJ Diesel in the electronic dance music community, has released a drum & bass mini-mix on SoundCloud. It appears as if sharing the stage with the legendary Rusko had a profound impact on the NBA superstar-turned-festival headliner, considering the new mix comes days after they performed together at Echostage in D.C.

Check out footage from the rare performance here:

Included in the short-but-sweet mix are tracks from Nikademis, Macsen, Mylky, ACRAZE, Mat Zo, Porter Robinson, Jack Ü, Noisia and many more. Running at just over 13 minutes, it provides a quick and powerful dose of frenetic drum & bass music.

"Diesel sets are a riot," the NBA Hall of Famer told EDM.com in a recent interview. "I always tell fans to come for a journey that they’ll never forget."

You can listen to Diesel's new mini-mix below.

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Listen: EA Sports' F1 2022 Racing Game Features an All-EDM Soundtrack

The game's soundtrack includes music from deadmau5, Marshmello, Moore Kismet, Kavinsky, Kaleena Zanders and more.

Electronic music continues its unexpected crossover into the world of Formula 1 racing with EA Sports' upcoming game.

As we saw firsthand at Red Bull Racing's Guest House party at the Miami Grand Prix last month, electronic dance music has slowly become the de facto genre of the high-speed sport. The developers at EA Sports have taken notice and revealed that for the first time ever, this year's F1 video game will feature an all-EDM soundtrack.

Gamers will be able to blaze through racetracks to the sounds of "Fallaway" by RL Grime and Baauer, "Renegade" by Kavinsky and Cautious Clay, "Channel 43" by Wolfgang Gartner and deadmau5, and "Carry Us" by LP Giobbi and Kaleena Zanders, among many others.

The complete list of F1 22 tracks can be found in the Spotify playlist below, courtesy of EA Sports.

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EA Sports' F1 22 has the green light to release on June 28th, 2022 on PlayStation 4/5, Xbox Series S/X/One and PC. You can learn more about the game here.


Get "Lost" In Papa Khan's Emotive New EP

Released by Monstercat, the five-track EP introduces a pair of brand new singles.

Papa Khan's debut Monstercat EP is his most emotive to date.

The Class of 2021 star has finally dropped Lost, a five-track EP from one of the most influential figures in the color bass genre.

The record features a trio of previously released tracks: "Get to U," "The Tide" and the pop-punk-inspired Valentine's Day anthem "Never Cared." New additions to Khan's arsenal are "So Far Away" and "Beg for U."

The former features intimate lyrics about love and love lost, soundtracked by yet another instant-classic bassline from the genre-bending Indonesian producer. The latter of the new singles begins with softly-spoken lyricism before cutting into a twinkly bass drop filled with frenetic synths for a chaotic yet meticulously-crafted tune.

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Speaking about the new EP, Khan said that the album was inspired by deeply emotional moments in his personal life.

"This EP is pretty much about what happened to me in my personal life, mostly about breakups and stuff," he said, per a press release shared with EDM.com. "Falling into a hole (love) and craving more from it even though it hurts. Only to make me feel even lonelier."

You can stream Lost here.

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Drake's Dance Album Shatters Apple Music First-Day Streaming Records

It only took one hour for "Honestly, Nevermind" to become the biggest dance album in the platform’s history.

Break out the champagne, Champagne Papi.

Drake's newest and seventh studio album Honestly, Nevermind has broken Apple Music's record for the most first-day streams for a dance album. And it only took one hour.

Since the 35-year-old hip-hop superstar only gave one day's notice before he released the album, achieving such a record is quite impressive, even considering Drake's prominence in the contemporary music landscape.

A departure for Drake, Honestly, Nevermind has been simmering in a melting pot of mixed reviews since its surprise release on Friday, June 17th. Executive-produced by Grammy-winning house music artist Black Coffee, the album is dominated by electronic-focused production from the likes of Coffee, Carnage, Rampa, &ME and Alex Lustig, among others.

According to Billboard, Drake's sixth album Certified Lover Boy, which was released in September 2021, broke Apple Music's record for most first-day streams worldwide. It also currently holds the record for the biggest album in the platform's history. 2018's Scorpion currently has the second most first-day streams on Apple Music, per Billboard

It seems Honestly, Nevermind was an attempt by Drake to step out of his comfort zone during a difficult time in his personal life. When he dropped the album, he shared an intimate note with fans via Apple Music, which you can read in full below.

I let my humbleness turn to numbness at times letting time go by knowing I got the endurance to catch it another time

I work with every breath in my body cause it’s the work not air that makes me feel alive

That’s some real detrimental shit but that’s that shit my perfectionist mind doesn’t really mind because no one knows whats on my mind when I go to sleep at 9 & wake up at 5 - unless I say it in rhyme

I can’t remember the last time someone put they phone down, looked me in the eyes and asked my current insight on the times

But I remember every single time someone shined a light in my eyes

I purposely try to forget what went on between some ppl and I because I know I’m not a forgiving guy even when I try

My urge for revenge wins the game against my good guy inside every single fckn time

I got plans I can’t talk about with more than like 4 guys because the last time I shared em with someone on the outside…well that’s another story for another night

I was tryna get thru that statement to get to saying I’m not @ a time in my life where pats on the shoulder help get me by

I’ll take loyalty over an oh my & emoji fire

I know if it was a dark night where all the odds were against my side & my skill went to whoever took my life they’d done me off with a big smile & maybe evn post it for some likes

I know everyone that tells me they love me doesn’t love me all the time especially when im doing better than alright & they have to watch it from whatever point they at in their life

I got here being realistic

I didn’t get here being blind

I know whats what and especially what and who is by my side

Honestly…Nevermind.

DEDICATED TO OUR BROTHER V

-Drake


Balaton Sound, Europe's Biggest Beachfront Festival, Set for Huge Return In 2022

Martin Garrix, Marshmello, Alesso, Becky Hill and more are set to perform at the vibrant, open-air electronic music festival.

Since its inception in 2007, Balaton Sound has continued to cultivate a one-of-a-kind festival experience which exists only in a lane of its own.

Set to return June 29th to July 2nd in the scenic town of Zamardi, the fest annually offers a world-class lineup of electronic music artists and an oasis of a venue situated on the water's edge of Lake Balaton, a glittering freshwater lake stretching 48 miles through the center of Hungary.

Attendees of Balaton Sound, however, are in for more than just a music festival. It's easy to see why so many dance music loyalists and thrill-seekers regard the event as one of the best beachfront celebrations of live music in Europe.

Tickets are available now and can be purcahsed here.

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In addition to the festival's breathtaking views and scenery, Balaton Sound's 2022 lineup is second to none. A slew of electronic music superstars are primed for can't-miss DJ sets across the festival's 12 stages, including Alesso, Ben Böhmer, FISHER, Dillon Francis, Marshmello, Malaa, Martin Garrix, NERVO, Sven Väth, Timmy Trumpet and What So Not, among over 100 others.

Check out the full Balaton Sound 2022 lineup below.

Balaton Sound 2022 lineup.

Balaton Sound

This year's event will also feature four new and unique VIP experiences—touted as among the best in Europe—such as a brand new elrow VIP area with an exotic jungle feel, exclusive DJ sets and views to the main elrow stage. For those wanting to chill under the sun, the festival's VIP shore will host special beach parties and poolside romps.

You can find out more information on Balaton Sound's website.

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