Mykonos: Dance Music’s Next Ibiza

Thomas Heyne, the ebullient German-born founder of new beachside hotspot Scorpios Mykonos, couldn’t be more proud of his adopted home. “For beach clubs and hotels, I consider Mykonos the best destination in the world,” he says. “Ibiza freaks who say they’ll never go anywhere else come to Mykonos and say, ‘Why didn’t I come here…

Defected Radio Show: Guest Mix by Monki

In the hot seat for this week’s guest mix is BBC Radio 1’s Monki. You can catch Monki playing at Defected Croatia 2017, where she will be bringing her unique blend of house music to the Beach Stage. 01. David Keno – Ananas [Mother Recordings] 02. Amine Edge & DANCE – Good Time [DFTD] 03….

Markus Schulz honors Chester Bennington with ‘In The End’ bootleg

2017 has been a grim year for younger fans of rock & roll. Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell passed away by suicide in May, shaking the music industry. Now, fans are having to cope with another huge loss: Chester Bennington, Linkin Park front man. Naturally, an outpouring of sorrow and solidarity ensued from longtime Linkin Park…

Andrea Oliva Remixes Thick Dick Classic “Welcome to the Jungle”

Swiss tastemaker Andrea Oliva has been handpicked to craft a remix of Thick Dick’s classic ‘Welcome To The Jungle’. Originally produced by E-Smoove and released sixteen years ago, Andrea’s edits signify the return of Erick Morillo’s critically acclaimed SONDOS Records imprint. Download “Welcome to the Jungle” Thick Dick’s tribal anthem ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ was the first ever record to be released on…

Jay Hardway Drops Latest Track “Need It”

This summer Jay Hardway is set to build on his recent solo successes with his latest track, Need It.Just last year, Jay Hardway entered the legendary DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll for the first time, and his most recent track Golden Pineapple hit #1 in Beatport’s Future House chart. Two years in the making Need It now steers long-time Martin Garrix collaborator Jay Hardway into a more retro…

MOTi Drops Free MOTi Massive #02 EP

MOTi – MOTi Massive #02 EP – In the spirit of giving back to his fans, MOTi is excited to announce the launch of MOTi Massive #02 – EP. This EP is the second release of the MOTi Massive free download series. If you’re a fan of straight up rave tracks (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) you’re sure to be happy with this one! The EP…

MORTEN Drops New Dim Mak ‘China White’

MORTEN – ‘China White‘ – MORTEN unleashes a main stage beast with his latest single ‘China White.’ Aided by fiery female vocals and epic drops, the trap-fueled anthem takes bass music to new heights and arrives in conjunction with MORTEN‘s debut performance at Tomorrowland. It first surfaced earlier this month as an ID track on his Dim Mak x…

Dirty Audio Releases Free Single ‘Firewalker’

Dirty Audio – ‘Firewalker‘ – Dirty Audio‘s newest track, ‘Firewalker‘ is one of those songs that serious bassheads just need to press play. With drops that shake the soul, this is one single that will likely gear fans up for anything! ‘Firewalker‘ is a combination of hip-hop flutes organs and drums, mixed with trap and…

SWACQ’s Festival Worthy ‘Love’ Receives Special Edit From Nicky Romero

Nicky Romero – ‘Love‘ – If you’re unable to make it to your favorite festival this summer but still want to feel like you’re in the middle of the crowd at the main stage, look no further than SWACQ‘s latest release ‘Love,’ which was given a special edit by Nicky Romero. Newcomer SWACQ demonstrates a talent for creating immersive, electrifying…

Thomas Jack Releases “The Versus” EP

Thomas Jack – The Versus – Thomas Jack is one of the few who can literally claim to have created a musical genre and one of even fewer who then left it behind. In truth, Tom just has a keen ear for new sounds of all tropes, it what’s led him to curate tropical house playlists from his bedroom before…

REZZ DROPS NEW SINGLE ‘DRUGS!’

Visionary Canadian electronic producer and DJ REZZ drops her bold new single ‘DRUGS!’, the fourth and final teaser for her highly-anticipated debut album ‘Mass Manipulation’, out 4th August via mau5trap. Fast becoming an artist in the vanguard of forward thinking electronic music, REZZ is consistently proving a well-deserved place amongst her peers.  In her album…

SKRILLEX RELEASES NEW SONG “WOULD YOU EVER” WITH POO BEAR

Well, looks like Poo Bear was actually right the first time… the new Skrillex song “Would You Ever” is out now. This is Poo Bear’s debut singing on his first solo collaboration alongside Skrillex; Poo Bear has been building his name as Justin Bieber’s go-to hit writer — penning Skrillex, Diplo and Bieber’s triple platinum single “Where Are Ü…

Lollapalooza Creator Talks New House Music Project

Perry Farrell, creator of Chicago’s Lollapalooza, will be working on a new project where ‘EDM will be turned away‘. Farrell will attempt to bring back the psychedelic and meditative aspects of house music. The legendary festival creator says he hates what EDM has done to house music and plans to take matters into his own hands through…

MARTIN GARRIX PREMIERES NEW MUSIC WITH LOOPERS AT TOMORROWLAND

Festivals are always a great place to premiere new music. Especially ones like EDC, Ultra and Tomorrowland where you get the biggest crowds and they’re live streamed, that’s when you get the huge audience to be like, “Alright… now watch this.” This past weekend at Tomorrowland, Martin Garrix premiered a new collaboration with Loopers. Moving away from the pop of…

Parisian Future House Artist Tchami Shares New Video “World To Me” ft. Luke James

Miami-based Parisian DJ Tchami has released his new video “World to Me” featuring Luke James via his own label Confession. The track is from his highly anticipated forthcoming EP Revelations. “World To Me” is a story about a young girl who may have come from a more rural town, like most of the youth, became seduced and infatuated with the relentless modernism of…

MAJOR LAZER DEBUTS GROUNDBREAKING INTERACTIVE VIDEO FOR “KNOW NO BETTER”

Major Lazer debuts an interactive version of their video for “Know No Better,” featuring Travis Scott, Camila Cabello and Quavo, today. One of the first ever videos of its kind, viewers can now switch between the dream and reality storylines portrayed in the original version, an experience facilitated by Eko in collaboration with director Philip Andelman.  “Eko’s unique interactivity enables creators to connect…

Party Favor & NJOMZA Release Video for Collaborative Single “Caskets” (feat. FKi 1st)

Party Favor and Njomza have joined forces, alongside FKi 1st, to create “Caskets,” this summer’s hottest anthem, via Mad Decent. Out today, the accompanying music video touches on the beautiful chaos of the summer festival season; NJOMZA joyously wanders through a rollicking assortment of scenarios emblematic of a festival setting. The track’s tropically definitive tones and dazzling vocal performances leave the listener…

Tourist Reveals New Track “We Stayed Up All Night” (ft. Ardyn)

GRAMMY Award winning composer / produced Tourist is gearing up to release his long awaited follow up to 2016’s debut album U. Today, Annie Mac premiered the first single “We Stayed Up All Night” (ft Adryn) at BBC Radio 1, followed by first plays at KCRW and Australia’s Triple J Radio. “We Stayed Up All…

Nick Martin Hits Up The Bearded Man with “I’m Ready”

Eager, tenacious and remarkably talented. Nick Martin won’t stop until he’s right there at the top. With his new single on The Bearded Man, ‘I’m Ready’, the Greek tastemaker shows he’s ripe for the next step in his career and poised to conquer the world of dance music. Nick Martin “I’m Ready” Drenched in sexy synth soars and touching vocals, ‘I’m…

The Summer Of Oliver Heldens Continues With His Aevion Edit ‘The Journey’

Oliver Heldens – ‘The Journey‘ – Oliver Heldens is ready to unleash his latest tried-and-tested weapon: a hot edit of rising London producer Aevion that’s been causing havoc in his sets of late. Beginning with an assuming shuffling beat and muted chord progressions teasing things to come, this edit soon springs into glorious technicolour in the dramatic break. Aevion‘s…

Showtek Announce “Amen” EP

Showtek – ‘Amen‘ – Showtek are back with the release of two tracks off their new Amen EP out today via Skink and Armada. Included are the title track ‘Amen‘ featuring Freetown Collective, whom Showtek worked with previously on the 2016 smash hit ‘Believer.’ ‘Amen‘ has been dominating festival main stages all summer, along with ‘Don’t Shoot‘ featuring GC. Also announced today is their Amen North…

Steve Aoki Presents “Kolony” Now Available

Grammy-nominated DJ, record producer, restauranteur, fashion and music executive, Steve Aoki has debuted his highly-anticipated album Steve Aoki Presents KOLONY, out now via Dim Mak Records / Ultra Records. KOLONY is a ten-track release of party-cranking tracks, an amalgamation of collaborations, that blurs the boundaries between electronic music and hip-hop, landing on something in between and adding supplemental flavor. Download “Kolony” On Wednesday, Aoki…

Ember Island Covers Rihanna’s “Umbrella”

Ember Island has transformed Rihanna’s iconic “Umbrella” with their signature melodic magic for their latest cover. The group’s version of “Umbrella” is a slowed down, captivating take on the original, as it incorporates guitar, piano and breathy vocals. Ember Island’s cover of “Umbrella”celebrates the 10 year anniversary of Rihanna’s classic original. Free Download “Umbrella” The music video is set in a…

Hardwell & Friends EP Vol. 1 Preview

Hardwell is on fire with a preview of his new extended playlist! Hardwell & Friends Volume 1will be released on Monday and you can take a sneak peek of his tracks right here. On his latest episode of Hardwell On Air, he features artists such as Jonathan Mendelsohn, KAAZE, KURA, Atmozfearz, Anthony B., Alexander Tidebrink, M. Bronx and Maddix. His previews of “Smash This Beat”, “We Are…

ROAD TO ULTRA AUSTRALIA DATE AND VENUE ANNOUNCED

ULTRA Worldwide has confirmed the Sidney Myer Bowl as the location for its first event Down Under, when it arrives in Melbourne on February 24, 2018 with Road to ULTRA Australia. Just weeks before Ultra Music Festival’s twentieth anniversary in Miami, Road To ULTRA Australia will follow in the footsteps of ABBA, Bob Dylan, Daft Punk and Sir…

Sultan + Shepard Team With Star Vocalist Nadia Ali & IRO For ‘Almost Home’

Sultan + Shepard – ‘Almost Home‘ – Though it’s already been eight years since Sultan + Shepard graced Nadia Aliwith one hell of a remix of ‘Love Story,’ the 2009 team-up finally gets its follow-up. Today, the electronic music stars and the Pakistani-American singer and songwriter pick up where they left off by joining forces for ‘Almost Home.’ The…

SAN HOLO RELEASES PHASE 1 DATES OF UPCOMING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Hot off his newest single “The Future” featuring James Vincent McMorrow, rising future bass star San Holo announces the first phase of his bitbird Presents: San Holo North American tour today. San Holo will be bringing along fellow flagship bitbird artist DROELOE as direct support on his tour. The two artists recently released their collab, “Lines of The Broken (feat….

Gianni Marino “Make You” ft. Luna May

From co-writing for Major Lazer to remixing Mike Posner, Flo Rida, and playing the biggest Festival in Asia, Holland based producer Gianni Marino has been quickly rising the ranks worldwide and his new single “Make You” is only adding fuel to the fire. Download “May You” Coming off the back of a very busy streak in which he’s clocked up millions of spins on Spotifyand…

WAX MOTIF RELEASES ‘TOKYO EP’ OUT NOW VIA CONFESSION

Wax Motif is set to make his Confession label debut today with his 2 track ‘Tokyo EP’, now available to stream and purchase via all platforms. Having released via Mad Decent, Fools Gold, and Dim Mak to name a few, the Australian producer, and Diplo, Ty Dolla $ign, and A-Trak collaborator needs no introduction. Wax Motif’s…

Aryay Drops New Visual For ‘Always Wanted You’ On OWSLA

Aryay – ‘Always Wanted You‘ Official Music Video – Chicago producer and OWSLA regular Aryay has released a visual piece to compliment his latest song ‘Always Wanted You,’ featuring vocalist Kimbra. Following the theme of the track title, the video follows the peaks and pits of a young relationship represented through point-and-shoot Polaroid photos. Watch the video below and share if…

Kevin Lyttle Drops Music Video for Tropical Banger “Slow Motion”

Today, the legendary Vincentian soca artist Kevin Lyttle drops a new video for “Slow Motion”. Directed by Raymond Castellon the visual shows Kevin in full-blown Carnival mode. Filmed in Cuba, the video embraces the vibrant color and pulse of Caribbean life. Kevin shares, “This was one of the best if not the best video experience I’ve ever had. There were no props or choreography…

REZZ DROPS NEW SINGLE ‘PREMONITION’ FROM DEBUT ALBUM ‘MASS MANIPULATION’ OUT 4TH AUGUST ON MAU5TRAP

The queen of Canadian bass-heavy minimal tech, REZZ, today releases her beguiling new track ‘Premonition’ in anticipation of her eagerly awaited debut album ‘Mass Manipulation’ which is due for release on 4th August via mau5trap. ‘Premonition’ arrives in the wake of coveted singles ‘Relax’ and ‘Diluted Brains’, and comes with it’s very own exclusive line…

Martin Garrix Set to Sizzle in New Armani Exchange Fall/Winter Campaign

Ultra Europe has just closed their gates for another absolutely dynamite year and Martin Garrix definitely brought the heat with his impeccable set. And he will continue to make things sizzle as he has just announced that he is making his Armani Exchange debut this coming Fall/Winter. Fans got a preview of the Dutch producer’s other talents this week as…

Father Of Disco: Giorgio Moroder, Celebrates 40 Years Of Groundbreaking Record In NYC

Giorgio Moroder – ‘I Feel Love‘ – Celebration – In July 1977, Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellottecreated a hit song that revolutionized dance music and spread a message of love, acceptance and freedom of expression that still resonates today. In New York, on July 27, Mixmag, Casablanca Records and the Smirnoff Sound Collective will celebrate the anniversary of this amazing record – and…

Maarten Vorwerk Releases A Must Have Book

Maarten Vorwerk, EDM’s most notorious ghost producer, has released a book that every music producer should have. Known for supposedly creating hits for DVBBS and Tiesto among others, Maarten Vorwerk is now a recognized name within the EDM scene. A while back he released a tweet which goes to show how popular the ghost-producer is: <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”tr”><p lang=”en”…

Jef Miles Reveals Mind-Blowing Remix For Noah Cyrus’ ‘Make Me (Cry)’

Jef Miles – ‘Make Me (Cry)’ – Noah Cyrus, nothing short of a familiar face when it comes to mainstream media, with being the younger sibling to worldwide sensation Miley Cyrus and daughter of country legend Billy Ray Cyrus. The 17-year-old released her debut single, ‘Make Me (Cry)’ back in 2016 featuring English born and bred phenomenon, Labrinth. Fast-forward to now,…

Hip hop is now the most popular genre of music in the U.S.

Given the status of artists like Drake, Chance the Rapper, and Kendrick Lamar, to name but a few, it’s no surprise that hip hop is among the biggest influencers of the zeitgeist. That hip hop is now the undisputed most popular genre in the United States is perhaps more of a surprise, however, but nevertheless one backed by statistics now released by…

Ultra Europe Celebrates 5th Anniversary

ULTRA EUROPE CELEBRATES LANDMARK FIFTH ANNIVERSARY  OVER 120,000 REVELLERS ATTEND FROM 148 COUNTRIES  3.3 MILLION TUNE IN TO LIVESTREAM  ULTRA EUROPE RETURNS JULY 6-8, 2018 Destination Ultra returned to Croatia’s Dalmatian coast this past week, as over 120,000 attendees from 148 countries enjoyed the weeklong array of events. The flagship event, ULTRA Europe, was streamed…

Morocco’s Oasis Festival reveals final wave of acts for 2017

OASIS FESTIVAL 2017 Morocco’s Oasis Festival completes the line-up for 2017 with Jackmaster B2B Axel Boman, Joy Orbison B2B Kornél Kovács, Modeselektor and more 14-17 September The Source, Marrakech, Morocco Theoasisfest.com Oasis festival reveals the final wave of acts confirmed for 2017, completing a world-class music line-up bound for luxury music resort The Source in Marrakech from 14-17 September….