THEY HAD A DREAM: 15 BLACK ICONS WHO PAVED THE WAY FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC

1. Frankie Knuckles Known as the Godfather of house music, Frankie Knuckles is gone but definitely not forgotten. Knuckles got his start after moving to Chicago and regularly playing at The Warehouse venue, from which the house genre earns its namesake. Knuckles’ went on to collaborate with legendary vocalist Jamie Principle, another influential black artist,…

Sam Feldt & Hook N Sling “Open Your Eyes”

‘Open Your Eyes’ begins with a soft guitar melody and rich male vocal, before striking synth hooks and a pulsating bassline come into the fore. A perfect fit for dancefloors and festivals alike, the crossover single is a vibrant display of the musical connection between Sam and Hook N Sling. Download “Open Your Eyes” Platinum-selling artists Sam…

Harry Romero Drops New Single “From The Root”

Harry Romero signed his legendary Bambossa label to Armada Music. ‘From The Root’, a new original from the label boss himself, is the first record to see release on the label while under the wing of the Amsterdam-based record company. Download “From The Root” A sterling example of the high-quality music released on Bambossa since…

Julian Jordan Drops New Single “Say Love”

Fresh from announcing his residency in Omnia Las Vegas, Julian Jordan has unleashed his second single of 2017. ‘Say Love’, made in collaboration with Sj, was released on his GOLDKID Records label and comes with a drop-dead gorgeous music video. Download “Say Love” One of Julian Jordan‘s most memorable cuts to date, ‘Say Love‘ spotlight…

BBC Radio 1 with Patrice Baumel on the After Hours Mix

Listen in as Pete Tong hosts a BBC Radio 1 Dance Music mix with tracks from Icarus, Fatboy Slim, Latmun and more. Also, a special After Hours Mix with Patrice Baumel. Pete Tong [2017-02-24] Patrice Baumel After-Hours mix Tracklist: Ten Ven – Turn It Up Zonderling – Tunnel Vision (Don Diablo remix) Icarus – King Kong [FFRR] The Black…

Carl Cox’s final Global Radio show

At age 54, the unprecedentedly prolific and tenured Carl Cox is pivoting to a post-Ibiza life. In 2016, British tech house legend famously said goodbye to his 15-year residency at Space Ibiza with a historic 10-hour set. Now, Cox has said farewell to another of his legacies, with the final episode of his Global Radio podcast….

Splice & KSHMR With Second Installment Of “Lessons Of KSHMR”

Splice – Lessons of KSHMR – The iconic and mysterious KSHMR has teamed up with Splice to give back to his fans with an all new free masterclass video series. As the first time that the DJ and producer has spoken in long form videos, he will be explaining various production techniques such as writing melodies,…

Shutdown Festival 2017: New Hard Dance Festival

Shutdown Festival 2017 – Revolution Event, the organizers of Electric Love Festival are proud to announce Shutdown 2017, which is set to be a new festival that is heavily focused on hardstyle. Shutdown will be held in a deactivated nuclear power plant in Zwentendorf, probably the most unusal location for any festival in the world. The…

Deadmau5 Plans Dolby Atmos Sound Production

About a year ago, Pilchner Schoustal International Inc. completely converted deadmau5‘s bedroom to a recording and sound studio, a gorgeous room full of producing instruments as well as a fully calibrated 11.3 Dolby Atmos system. And now, the technology seems to have impacted his creativity in the best way possible. Just one day prior to releasing…

Yellow Claw, DJ Snake & Elliphant Will Make Sure You Have a ‘Good Day’

Yellow Claw – ‘Good Day‘ – Ahead of their forthcoming Los Amsterdam, Yellow Claw has launched the album’s pre-sale with new single ‘Good Day‘ featuring DJ Snake and Elliphant onto Mad Decent. Echoing the 80’s with snappy and warbling Elliphant vocals with forward thinking pop vibes and exhilarating bass, this collaboration with French EDM titan,…

Tomorrowland Announces Its Own Airplane, AMARE

Image: Philippe Wuyts Photography Tomorrowland is known for setting records every year and finding undiscovered ways to bring their message of love and family even further across the world. As one of the biggest raves in the world, the event has been around for long time with visitors coming from over 200 countries to Belgium to celebrate…

Third Party Infused World with New Album “Hope”

Fresh from releasing three album singles in the past few weeks, Third Party have finally unleashed their brand-new album. ‘HOPE’, their first-ever artist album, sees its release and shows the world why Third Party are among the most talented duos in today’s scene. Download: “Hope” With ‘HOPE’, Third Party have gone all out to leave a…

Ultra Brasil Unleashes Aftermovie & Announces 2017 Tickets On Sale!

Ultra Brasil 2016 – Aftermovie – The first Ultra event in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil was a success this past year, with more than 60,000 fans from all around the world flooding its gates to soak in the exhilarating music, dance and culture for two days. Ultra videographer Charly Friedrichs or Final Kid, has now delivered…

FABRIC LOCKS IN UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE, JOHN HOPKINS AND EGYPTIAN LOVER

Now that fabric’s future is secure, the club is really doubling-down with its line-ups— and April’s looks like the best yet. Featuring sets from Underground Resistance Presents: Depth Charge (Mad Mike & Mark Flash Live), John Hopkins (who is curating his own night), and electro forefathers Egyptian Lovers, April’s selections are a real statement of…

FATBOY SLIM LOCKS IN CREAM IBIZA RESIDENCY FOR 2017

Fatboy Slim will return to Ibiza this summer to hold his second residency with Cream at Amnesia. The veteran UK DJ (real name: Norman Cook) celebrated his first ever Ibiza residency with Cream during 2016, playing seven dates and finishing up in true White Isle fashion with a boat party blowout! Cook kicks off proceedings…

DAFT PUNK ARE BOOKIES’ FAVOURITES TO HEADLINE COACHELLA

Daft Punk are bookmaker’s favourites to headline Coachella Festival of Music and Arts, following the news that Beyoncé has been forced to cancel her slot at the top of the bill. Betfair are currently offering odds of 3/1 on Daft Punk headlining Coachella, with Jay Z following at 5/1, Kanye West at 7/1 and Lady…

Vindata “Right Now” ft. NJOMZA + Alex & Alex

Hot off producing Fat Joe & Remy Ma’s latest single “Heartbreak,” LA duo Vindata is dropping a hit of their own with “Right Now” feat. NJOMZA and Alex & Alex, out on OWSLA. Download “Right Now” The Summer-ready single is an uplifting melodic anthem paired with NJOMZA’s sultry vocals reminding listeners to live in the…

Duo Group MiKel Debut ‘Pray For Me’

MiKel – ‘Pray For Me‘ – New DJ and producing duo group MiKel have just released their first original production ‘Pray For Me.’ With Kelsi’s beautifully powerful and captivating vocals and an exhilarating melody that transitions to a strong chilled back and forward moving future bass drop, ‘Pray For Me‘ is sure to encompass fans…

Ministry Of Sound Creates First Fitness Nightclub

No matter what your preferred style of dancing is, grooving for 6 hours straight is a workout in itself.  Most people can relate to the soreness felt after a long night of dancing, and there are striking similarities in the exhaustion post festival and post leg day at the gym.  London’s top dance music label, Ministry…

HÏ IBIZA ANNOUNCES OPENING PARTY LINEUP

Hï Ibiza (Space), the brand new club by Ushuaïa Entertainment, unveils the lineup for their much-anticipated Opening Party, which takes place on Sunday 28th May. The club formerly known as Space has played host to the finest selectors from the global electronic music scene across the years. As the island looks to the future and…

Borgore Goes ‘Harder’ With The Aggressive New Single

Borgore – ‘Harder‘ – Amidst his Savage Tour with his first-ever headlining performance at New York’s famed Terminal 5 venue last weekend, Borgore has now shared his latest hybrid bass single ‘Harder.’ Staying true to his signature addictively heavy sound, the track is packed with wubs and incorporates elements of dubstep and drum & bass, topped off with…

Velix Remixes Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’

Velix – ‘Shape of You‘ – DJ and producer Velix has released his latest track in the form of a remix for Ed Sheeran‘s track ‘Shape of You.’ As an artist of Primer Records and one who has released a variety of tracks, mixes and remixes, Velix definitely continues to impress with this latest production….

Thomas Branch Delivers Vibrant New Single ‘Only God Knows’

Thomas Branch – ‘Only God Knows‘ – Thomas Branch has released his first production since 2016 with ‘Only God Knows,’ which features the stunning and beautiful voice of Tiffany Ivey. As a new single that consists of pop and tropical vibes, great percussion work, powerful vocals, well produced vocal chops and a chilled out beat,…

Flume is headlining Red Rocks with Baauer

Flume is primed to repeat the success of his career-defining 2016 in the coming year. Since winning the Best Dance/Electronic Album Grammy for his sophomore LP, Skin, Harley Streten swiftly continued to make headlines with the release of his second Skin Companion EP. Now, Flume has announced that he’ll be returning to Red Rocks on July 5, following his successful visit…

The Magician Debuts 2017 With ‘Tied Up’ Feat. Julian Perretta

The Magician – ‘Tied Up‘ – DJ and producer The Magician and singer-songwriter Julian Perretta have teamed up to release their debut collaboration ‘Tied Up.’ Featuring warm chords, a soft bassline, piano chords, Perretta‘s distinctive voice and chopped vocals, this is an emotional dancefloor hit that you just have to hear! Marking The Magician‘s first release…

ASOT 800 Utrecht with 4 hours of live stream footage

ASOT 800 celebrations touched down on home turf this past weekend in Utrecht. This year’s theme was “I Live For That Energy,” and as per usual featured four stages which showcased various styles of trance. The Psy stage made its debut this year, featuring artists like Vini Vici and Astrix who represent the sound that’s blowing…

STEVE AOKI DROPS FIRST EPISODE OF NEW SHOW, AOKI’S WORLD

Steve Aoki has revealed the first episode of his new TV show, Aoki’s World. The new series, which follows the famous EDM DJ around the globe from Brazil, to Dubai and beyond, follows on from Aoki’s other recent TV appearances, including a cameo on science show Bill Nye Saves The World. On the new episode…

MARTIN GARRIX REVEALS HOW HE PLAYS LAS VEGAS WHILE UNDERAGE

Martin Garrix has revealed how he is able to play his Las Vegas residency despite being below the legal US drinking age of 21. The 20-year-old Dutchman, who currently holds down a regular slot at the city’s Omnia club, told BBC Radio 1’s Cel Spellman: “They start my intro and then I’m allowed to get in…

Mokita Releases Brand New Single “Heaven”

Fresh from the success of ‘Monopoly,’  Mokita is turning heads with a brand-new single. ‘Heaven’, which was released on Armada Trice, not only spotlights his excellent production skill, but also features the American multi-talent himself on vocals. Download “Heaven” Sweeter than the touch of an angel, ‘Heaven‘ is one of the most inspiring pieces of…

DIPLO SPINS A THROWBACK SET ON BBC RADIO 1 XTRA SHOW

Diplo dropped a new radio show as part of his BBC Radio 1 Xtra segment last night, that included throwback tracks from N*E*R*D, Missy Elliott and Diplo himself. There’s also a brand new mix from the Mad Decent crew stacked with loads of fresh hip-hop, including cuts from Migos, Gucci Mane & Drake and Travis…

Eric Prydz Drops New “Liberate” Remix On EPIC Radio #21

Once again, Eric Prydz has left us in awe with another one of his bi-monthly radio shows. Like last time, he mainly fills the show with some of his favorite songs from other producers and DJs at the time and this one might not be quite as dark as the last, but the classic progressive house…

Ultra Korea Returns With 2016 Aftermovie, 2017 Dates & Advance Tickets!

Ultra Korea 2017 – Ultra Korea is one of the longest running ULTRA Worldwide events outside of Miami and the event has now dropped it’s 4K Aftermovie, a Final Kid production, for the 2016 edition of the festival. With Early Bird tickets for this year’s event already sold out, Advance tickets are now on sale for…

YALL “Together” – Music Video Starring Model Ko Hyojoo

Barcelona-based group YALL, known for their first single “Hundred Miles,” just released a captivating music video for their newest trop-pop single “TOGETHER.” Out now on Ultra Music, the video is set in the stunning and eclectic city of Seoul, South Korea and stars international longboard skater and model Ko Hyojoo showcasing her mesmerizing moves throughout…

Kilter Shares “Count On Me” & Announces Debut US Tour

After esteemed remixes for Autograf, Duke Dumont, Mø, ODESZA , Australian solo artist Kilter delivers his new single sultry “Count On Me” featuring Melbourne’s LANKS plus announces an epic 15-date debut North American tour. Download: “Have No Fear” “Count On Me” couples gritty production, classic instrumentation and superb songwriting to create a unique piece of music…

Raiden ft. Bright Lights “Heart Of Steel” Official Music Video

Following the official release of their debut collaboration back in January on Protocol Recordings,Raiden and Bright Lights return with the stunning video accompaniment to ‘Heart Of Steel’ directed by Cedar Films’ Kyle Padilla. The video follows a young, part-robotic girl seeking avengement for her father’s murder by an infamous thug gang.  Through parallel action and flashbacks,…

Flux Pavilion & NGHTMRE Have Delivered Remix Package For ‘Feel Your Love’

Flux Pavilion – ‘Feel Your Love‘ Remix Package – Flux Pavilion and NGHTMRE debuted their collaborative Circus release ‘Feel Your Love‘ featuring Jamie Lewis. Originally hosting a blend of bassy warps, uplifting vocal cuts and sizzling hooks, these guys brought it hard! Now, the single has received a remix treatment by six different hard hitting DJs…

CLAUDE VONSTROKE TO PLAY GLASGOW, LONDON, ANTWERP, MORE ON MARCH TOUR

Claude VonStroke will be back in Europe next month, with six dates confirmed across the continent. First up he’ll touch down in Glasgow at SWG3 alongside Scottish DJ royalty and SOMA heads Slam, followed by gigs in Antwerp and Austria, before heading to the UK for dates at Stealth in Nottingham and XOYO in London….

Andrew Rayel Announces “Moments” Album & World Tour

Unstoppable. Ferocious. Magical. The live DJ-performances of Andrew Rayel are an art form and all the world’s a stage. Rayel’s ever-expanding legions of admirers have been clamoring for his next full-length studio album since 2014’s Find Your Harmony. After a three year period of nonstop touring and stints of intense focus in the recording studio, Rayel…

Headhunterz Reveals New Single ‘Landslide’ Via Ultra Music Records

Headhunterz – ‘Landslide‘ – Headhunterz is back after his last track ‘The Jamaican Way‘ in collaboration with G-Flow, to release his latest Ultra Music Records production ‘Landslide.’ As a downtempo single that is filled with heavy synths and humorous vocals, ‘Landslide‘ is a must hear for all variety of bassheads in the eclectic EDM scene!…

Tchami’s latest Confessions mix

Future bass tastemaker Tchami has released the latest in his Confessions mix series and, unsurprisingly, it’s fantastic. In a departure from his typically singular, genre-defining sound, the French producer has culled underground tracks from the likes of Defected and Toolroom and strung them together over a driving 4/4 beat and signature TR-909 samples. The result is a languid, instantly…

No Way Back “Minute” ft. Sophia Black

Seasoned Los Angeles-based producer No Way Back brings his imitable piano-led House style to Enhanced with the outstanding ‘Minute‘ featuring the soulful Sophia Black on vocals. Bringing a bumpy, playful production to the label No Way Back couples Sophia Black‘s soothing lyrics with crisp claps and mellow, grooving pads to form a production brimming with…

Plastik Funk “House of Bliss” Compilation

The beauty of music lies in its personal interpretation; it is different to every person who has ever been enraptured by its melodies. To Plastik Funk, music should be the purest euphoria, which is why he has made “bliss house” the mantra of his productions. Take a listen to his newest, appropriately-titled “House of Bliss”…

A NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE COMPANY THAT PRESSES YOUR ASHES TO VINYL

And Vinly has been pressing the deceased’s ashes into wax since 2010, and now the company is the subject of a new documentary. You can watch it below. The film, titled Hearing Madge, follows the story John Hobson, who chose to have his mother’s ashes pressed into a vinyl cut with recordings of her voice….

2017 Remix Awards announce nominees

Remixes have always played an integral role in dance music culture, but in the age of the Internet and copyright disputes, it has sometimes been difficult for high-quality unofficial remixes to receive the recognition they deserve. Last year, Hollywood Hamilton and his radio show, The Remix Top 30, hosted a first-of-its-kind award ceremony, The Remix Awards. This year,…

FREE NEW ABLETON LIVE PACK ALLOWS YOU TO USE THE GROOVES FROM RADIOHEAD TRACKS

Producers looking to create those Radiohead style grooves should look no further than the new Ableton Live groove pack from pATCHES. Although it doesn’t give you any actual samples from Radiohead’s extensive musical workings, it does offer producers the chance to include the grooves from the band’s tracks into their own productions. The pack makes…

Kotek Unleashes Eclectically Tasteful “Aurora”

Kotek – Aurora – Kotek has now released his six track Aurora EP, featuring future bass, trap, dubstep and feel good vibes. From start to finish, the extended play manages to captivate with eclectically tasteful sounds. Canada bound DJ and producer Kotek has been in the scene for under a year and he has already…

ALAN WALKER & CO. PERFORM “ALONE” LIVE FOR HIS HOMETOWN

Norwegian mainstay Alan Walker returned to his hometown of Bergen for the first time in December of 2016 to perform an intimate collection of his own tracks to an exhilarated USF Verftet crowd. The Youtube live-streamed concert featured vocal contributions from the likes of Angelina Jordan, Marius Samuelsen, Alexandra Rotan, Yosef Wolde-Mariam and Tove Styrke, who rounded…

UK GOVERNMENT OUTLINES PLANS TO PROTECT MUSIC VENUES

The UK government has released a new whitepaper focused on fixing the country’s current housing crisis, and buried away in the annex is a spot of good news for music lovers. Under a section titled “Noise and other impacts on new developments”, the paper details a proposal to amend current planning policies to “take account…

Lost Frequencies Drops New Single ‘All Or Nothing’

Lost Frequencies – ‘All Or Nothing‘ – An unstoppable force, Lost Frequencies comes back from his huge success of Less Is More by dropping his new Armada Music single ‘All Or Nothing‘ featuring Axel Ehnström. The production is driven by calming vocals, catchy lyrics and soothing deep house house vibes. After captivating fans all around the world…

Australia’s Running Touch Is Coming To North America

Running Touch – North America – DJ, producer, one man band, electronic live act and more Running Touch is about to step foot in North America for the first time this March. He will hit the road across several dates in Austin for SXSW, NYC and Los Angeles in support of his upcoming US single…

Tim Legend Debuts Visuals For ‘Hope’ Ft. Brave

Tim Legend – ‘Hope‘ – Ending 2016 with his hugely successful production ‘Hope,’ Tim Legend has now released his official music video for the single featuring Brave. Made in partnership and collaboration with Txori Animation, the Ultra Records exclusive visuals host an array beautiful styles across a dystopian city filled with story and life beyond…