Watch this pianist turn hardstyle classics into surprisingly graceful music

“Beautiful” and “relaxing” are two words not typically associated with the hardstyle genre. Indeed, the very notion of the genre is to flout these musical traits – to incite its listeners into a frenzy with rapid rhythms driven by abrasive percussion. None of this, however, discouraged YouTube pianist HardstyleUp2Datez (HU2Dz) from creating his “Beautiful & Relaxing…

Cosmic Gate – Materia: Part One

Cosmic Gate has really hit it out of the park with the new album Materia.  The duo released their album today and it is jam packed with collaborations including artists such as Ferry Corsten and ilan Bluestone. Every track on the their seventh studio album is representative of Cosmic Gate’s style and will you keep you wanting…

Julian Jordan New Single ‘Always’

Julian Jordan – ‘Always‘ – Julian Jordan is definitely setting the tone for 2017. The talented Dutchman DJ and producer has released his latest and first single of the new year called ‘Always‘ featuring Choco and dropped the record on his GOLDKID Records label today. Built on a strong foundation of forward-thinking chord progressions and luscious vocals, ‘Always’…

LAIDBACK LUKE COMPARES EDM TO MCDONALD’S AND TECHNO TO STEAK IN NEW INTERVIEW

Laidback Luke has compared EDM to McDonald’s and techno to prime steak in a recent interview with Resident Advisor. The EDM DJ/producer (real name: Luke Van Scheppingen) made the comments in the latest episode of Resident Advisor’s RA Exchange podcast, when speaking about the ongoing divide between overground and underground genres of dance music. “What…

Tchami is embarking on his ‘Prophecy’ tour with Mercer in February

Tchami has announced that his newest North American tour is imminent. Deemed “Prophecy,” the concert series shares its name with the producer’s recent collaboration with Malaa. The tour is set to begin February 2 in Orlando, Florida. From there, the DJ will be making stops all around the US and Canada on a thorough, 32-date tour. The Prophecy Tour will…

ISTANBUL’S THRIVING VINYL CULTURE

Istanbul has a thriving vinyl scene if you know where to look. Luckily, The Vinyl Factory is here to help — they’ve crafted an excellent mini-documentary that charts the highs and lows on digging in the Turkish capital. “Music back in ’70s Turkey was made with flair and spirit, drawing on Western psych, disco, rock…

MK Announces Debut Beats 1 Radio Show Residency

MK Announces Debut Beats 1 Radio Show Residency MK is starting this year off strong with the announcement of a debut Beats 1 radio residency, announced in an interview with Zane Lowe earlier today. The series is called Area10 Radio and will be featured biweekly on Apple Music’s global radio station. The residency will dive into MK’s own classic cuts, as well…