Robots. Outer space. Bass drops. Scifi animation. These are all cool things, and they’re all waiting for you in the music video for Afrojack and David Guetta’s colorful collaboration “Another Life.”
It’s got all the pop-facing catchiness of Guetta’s catalog with the edgier boom of Afrojack’s work. The two meet in the middle beautifully, coming up with a tune that’s neither cheesy nor boisterous. “Another Life” is fun and flashy, the hook comes in like a bright explosion, and Ester Dean’s smooth vocals really makes the whole “better luck next time” message of the lyrics sound a hell of a lot more promising than most.
The video is super cool. Animated by Sanghon Kim, it depicts the creation of a lady robot who’s sole mission is apparently to drift through space. It’s just enjoyable to look at, especially if you’re into space and robots, and who isn’t?
“Another Life” sees official release Friday, April 28, on Wall Recordings and Universal
Music streaming continues to be a hugely important aspect of the music industry’s revenue.
In a new findings from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s Global Music Report, the organization revealed that streaming now accounts for half of the industry’s annual global revenue. Key statistics from the report show that digital income now accounts for 50 percent of global revenues, and global music sales grew 5.9 percent last year. This 5.9 percent increase is the highest rate since the IFPI began tracking the market in 1997. The report also announced that growth in music streaming revenues is up 60.4 percent
Downloads were down 20.5 percent, and physical formats declined in popularity 7.6 percent.
The report also brings to light the fact that the industry is now working toward a return to sustainable growth following a 15-year period during which revenues dropped by nearly 40 percent.
Read the report in full here.
Graphic by Bryce Owen
Last night, we were treated to 27 minutes of mixes wherein fans were forced to identify artists’ songs to find out who was playing at EDC this year. Thankfully, the real, full lineup is coming out today anyway, so we don’t have to agonize that long.
And while we believe we got most of the names on the lineup, there are a few things last night’s broadcast didn’t tell us about. First, any of the massive back to backs that are bound to happen. Usually a staple of the bassPOD, last year saw many back to backs at neonGARDEN as well, and this year there’s one big one on the agenda: Alison Wonderland b2b Diplo b2b Jauz on Sunday. Wow. Additional sets include Megalodon b2b Midnight T, Phiso b2b Ponicz, and Mad Dog b2b DJ Anime. There are surprisingly few back to back sets this year, compared to the dozen or more that were scheduled last year.
Second, any of the art car takeovers. This year will see takeovers from Monstercat, LA-locals Brownies & Lemonade, as well as Desert Hearts, Psytribe and Trap Nation.
Third, any special performances. Markus Schulz will be performing Dakota at EDC, and Porter Robinson will bring his live WORLDS performance to the Speedway for the very first time. Dozens of artists will also make their EDC Las Vegas debut this June, from Cut Snake, Kygo, Griz, and Mija, to REZZ, RÜFÜS DU SOL and many more.
Mello gang, get ready! Your boy Marshmello has a new… well… something coming out on May 5th!
The DJ/producer took to Twitter to share the news of a release called “Moving On,” but from the post alone it’s hard to tell what it is. A Single? An EP? An album?
Marshmello released his debut full-length album, Joytime, just last year so our guess is that “Moving On” is probably a single. The artwork gives us throwback “Alone” music video vibes, as he rocks the double-strapped backpack and all. Maybe we’ll get to see what happens next to the lonely little Marshmello.
Most recently, he’s dropped collaborative tracks with Andrew Watts, Slushii, Ookay, and Noah Cyrus, but whatever this is, it’s just focused on Marshmello.
Check back next Friday to hear more!
19 year old Deejay Rupp is capturing the innate tension of passion in his latest visual for club banger “Happy Now” starring LGBTQ models and real life couple Madison Paige & Terra “TJ” Wallace.
When Deejay Rupp is not sharing stages around the world with music’s elite from Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Rae Sremmurd, Tyga or collabing with Kyle Massey, Jack & Jack or Tha Joker, Deejay Rupp is lighting up the timelines of his hundreds of thousands of dedicated fans.
About DeeJay Rupp:
Dillon Rupp, better known as Deejay Rupp, is a 19-year old DJ, rapper, and producer from Evansville, Indiana. He developed an early interest in hip hop music while he was a junior in high school, experimenting with different music programs and production equipment in his grandfather’s spare bedroom.
In 2014, Rupp moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of a larger career in music, after already hitting a #1 on iTunes with his debut track “Indiana” Since then, he’s released multiple tracks featuring collaborations alongside Tha Joker, Kyle Massey, Skate, Jack & Jack, and others. He has performed over 200 shows and festivals all over the world, with artists like JLO, Demi Lovato, Rae Sremmurd,
Kid Ink, Tyga, Travis Scott, and more.
While a focused musician, Rupp also considers himself to be an incredibly business-minded person, constantly exploring ventures and projects outside of the music space. He reflects his way of thinking and humor across his social media channels, which has built up the brand he currently holds. With his massive following, he’s opened the door to multiple opportunities for brand collaborations,
red carpet events, and other partnerships.
Lately, Rupp has been improving his craft in the studio, learning more about production and his “sound”. His fan base continues to grow by the day, and he has no intention of slowing down his hustle anytime soon.”
Florian Picasso – ‘Hanabi‘ – Fast-rising talent Raiden and Florian Picasso have unveiled their stunning new track ‘Hanabi.’ First heard at Ultra Music Festival, this ultimate summer anthem is out now via Protocol Recordings and is available to download via all digital service providers.
With subtle synth plucks, pitched vocals and euphoric chord progressions, ‘Hanabi‘ is one progressive house stomper you just can’t miss! Premiered by Nicky Romero at Ultra Music Festival, where he exclaimed that Raiden and Florian were ‘the most talented guys I know in the scene right now.’ ‘Hanabi‘ is the perfect example as to why.
Fedde Le Grand – Nubikk – Over his illustrious career, Fedde Le Grand has never been short of creative new ideas that push the envelope and make him more than just an artist. Now the Dutch luminary has tried his hand at fashion, with the announcement of a new sneaker in collaboration with footwear brand Nubikk.
Clean and simple textures form the basis of the sneaker, while subtle design additions make it truly unique. Reflective material on the heel and tongue gives a nod to Fedde‘s iconic Darklight label, while the side of the sneaker is decorated with a ‘beat stitch,’ specially designed for the project.
Other features of the sneaker include high quality ‘lizard printed’ leather and a waterproof zip, which together creates a product fit for the street as well as for the club. Fans will also be able to scan their unique bar code that comes with each pair, to receive an exclusive download.
The sneaker will be available to pre-order from April 24th, and then will be available online at nubikk.com and in shops from April 28th. Check out nubikk.com and feddelegrand.com for more information.
Coupled with this news comes a teaser of Fedde‘s next single, ‘Love’s Gonna Get You,’ a collaboration with UK electro-house mainstay, D.O.D. Out via Spinnin’.
Still riding the success of ‘Dancing Together,’ which marked a change in musical direction for him, Fedde is set to build on this momentum through April and May with new releases and shows in South America, as well as Holland for the annual ‘Kings Day’ celebrations. Stay up to date with all new announcements via socials, linked below!