Who is Harmonica Lewinsky? Let Us Introduce You

If the play on words from former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s well-covered affair doesn’t grab your attention, the collaboration definitely should.

The Godfather of Glitch teams up with psychedelic bass master ill.Gates for a trans-universal journey of a production that will leave your head spinning. This is as finely tuned as it gets, and the attention to detail shines through the mastering.

James Blake may have revealed new album details – Dancing Astronaut

Radio Silence is a far too appropriate a working title for James Blake’s forthcoming album. Details on the English musician’s third studio record have been kept mum, leaving fans to speculate any information that emerges for the follow-up to 2013′s Overgrown.

The newest development comes as a retweet and Facebook repost of a London mural with the phrase “The Colour in Anything.” It was painted by Quentin Blake, the illustrator of Roald Dahl’s children books such as Matilda and James And The Giant Peach.

Blake, who recently disclosed that the album was nearly finished, has not revealed a release date for the mysterious record. His collaboration with Beyoncé appears on her new album Lemonade.

This just in: mysterious Quentin Blake billboards going up in Great Eastern St, London EC2…! pic.twitter.com/a3rGDPnFcG

— Sir Quentin Blake HQ (@QuentinBlakeHQ) April 28, 2016

H/T: Fact Mag

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Laidback Luke Responds To Haters On Twitter

Laidback Luke Responds To Haters On Twitter

Laidback Luke Responds To Haters On Twitter

EDM snobbery is nothing new, and it seems there are few artists who can escape their attacks. Apparently some music purists and EDM snobs criticized producers that use samples on Soundcloud. Laidback Luke recently took to Twitter to prove a point about that mindset. He shares a hilarious thought process that he saw from Chocolate Puma. It’s a internal struggle to become the most original. The satirical post has a truthful overall message and proves a valid point. Check out Laidback Luke’s post below.

Next time you feel like hating on Soundcloud keep this in mind I saw from @ChocolatePuma pic.twitter.com/x5y5E8HYKt

— Laidback Luke (@LaidbackLuke) April 27, 2016

Coachella Will Expand Attendance by 30%, Add New Stage

Coachella Will Expand Attendance by 30%, Add New Stage

Goldenvoice, the holy grail of event promoters behind both Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals, has had their plans approved to expand both events. They will increase attendance for both festivals by 62,000 people and, as a result, will also debut a brand new stage.

A recent report published by the City of Indio, where the festivals take place, originally published to track the environmental impact of the festivals on the area, shows the new layouts of the festivals. You can see that the new stage will be placed on the opposite side of the grounds from the Sahara Tent, kitty corner from the current Outdoor Stage.

See the maps below – Coachella first, Stagecoach second.

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Coachella Will Expand Attendance by 30%, Add New Stage

Coachella Will Expand Attendance by 30%, Add New Stage

Goldenvoice, the holy grail of event promoters behind both Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals, has had their plans approved to expand both events. They will increase attendance for both festivals by 62,000 people and, as a result, will also debut a brand new stage.

A recent report published by the City of Indio, where the festivals take place, originally published to track the environmental impact of the festivals on the area, shows the new layouts of the festivals. You can see that the new stage will be placed on the opposite side of the grounds from the Sahara Tent, kitty corner from the current Outdoor Stage.

See the maps below – Coachella first, Stagecoach second.

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Glastonbury reveals full dance lineup for 2016 event

As Glastonbury inches closer, the festival continues to churn out new details for this year’s event, most recently releasing the full dance lineup for the 2016 installment. From their initiative to help Syrian refugees to a planned tribute to David Bowie at this year’s festival, anticipation for Glasto continues to simmer, and now with the event’s full dance lineup, it may boil over. Glastonbury has revealed the full roster for the festival’s dance village known as Silver Hayes.

Silver Hayes is comprised of six stages, playing host to wide variety of talent ranging from DJ Tennis to Annie Mac, Claptone to Oliver Heldens. Maceo Plex, Four Tet, Disciples, Eats Everything, and Idris Elba all appear on the enormous Silver Hayes bill, pairing dance’s most revered veterans with the leading-edge electronic artists of the moment.

The main festival lineup was released in March, lead by Adele, Coldplay, Beck and LCD Soundsystem. Glastonbury is kicking off Wednesday, June 22 and runs through Sunday, June 26. View the full Silver Hayes lineup below.

Glastonbury reveals full dance lineup for 2016 event

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Calvin Harris Shows Off His Collab With Rihanna & It Sounds… Interesting [LISTEN HERE]

As Zedd’s collab with Kesha and Axwell Λ Ingrosso’s vocal edit of “Dream Bigger” have both leaked today, and are both scheduled to release tomorrow, we’re left wondering if the Calvin Harris & Rihanna collaboration will also leak. In the meantime, Calvin Harris has posted a 30-second teaser of the track to his Twitter and it’s… rather underwhelming.

Keeping in mind that this is just a 30 second teaser, and not even the good bit of the song, we’re taking this with a heavy grain of salt. But at the same time, shouldn’t a teaser incite hype and excitement? At this point, I’m just curious, not excited. Regardless, we still can’t wait to hear the full song tomorrow in whatever quality it may be.

#ThisIsWhatYouCameFor APRIL 29 ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/l47az9jy1g

— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) April 28, 2016

Talking New Album, Inspirations, & Album Release Tour with Markus Schulz [Interview] | Your EDM

Markus Schulz, a true pioneer of the trance genre, is set release his sixth forthcoming album April 29. Entitled Watch The World, the 17-track artist compilation is the result of a two-year project, featuring an arrangement of vocal tunes and instrumental anthems. Top hits “Destiny” and “Facedown” anchor the well-rounded catalogue of tracks, with the album containing a long list of impressive vocalists, including the likes of Delacey, Adina Butar and Lady V among others.

To celebrate the arrival of his long anticipated album, Schulz will host a string of intimate album release shows spanning across North America. This five-stop tour will kick off at the famous Exchange nightclub in Los Angeles April 29, before heading north to San Francisco’s Audio the following night. Other scheduled stops include Washington, Miami and New York. For more information about these upcoming shows, go to Markus Schulz’s official website HERE.

In anticipation of this monumental release, we got the chance to catch up with Markus and ask him a few questions about his upcoming album. You can read his full-length answers below.

Approximately how long did it take you to create Watch the World from start to finish?

It was two years; beginning almost immediately after the last album (Scream 2) was released, and wrapping up in the first week of March this year. I wrote over 40 songs for the project, eventually whittling the final tracklist down to 17. 

The album was created and recorded in various locations – mainly at the Coldharbour Studios in Miami, but also various writing camps and sessions in Los Angeles, Bucharest, London and Berlin. 

Did your vision for the album change at all during the course of its creation?

At the outset, I spent some time reflecting and evaluating after the release of Scream 2; pondering where I wanted to go in the future. When you’re younger, there’s nothing more trilling than playing around with equalisers and sounds, but I was at a point where I wanted to find a spark beyond the music itself. 

So I sought out my roots, and that led me to songwriting, where everything begins with a pen and a blank piece of paper. At school, the one thing I enjoyed above everything else was creative writing, and the challenge of songwriting is a real-life throwback to that. When I started producing and going on tour worldwide as a DJ, I began to drift away from creative writing, and that’s natural because so much of your time is spent playing around in sounds and software. But to take that step back into writing was therapeutic. 

The first results of my songwriting yielded Destiny, featuring the incredible vocals of Delacey, and honestly, I cannot believe just how deeply that track has resonated and attached to people so personally around the world. They feel so passionate about my words and my story about something so important going on in my life. 

Because the response to Destiny was so positive, it provided me the confidence to continue with this songwriting path, and therefore make it the key component of the album. 

What was the most difficult part about producing a new album? How did you overcome it?

Albums are an incredibly stressful process, because even though primarily I am identified as a DJ, your legacy and career milestones are largely defined by those particular projects. So the pressure to deliver something memorable, not only from people around you, but also putting yourself through it yourself, is quite testing. 

With Destiny for example, when I got the rough version going and it was resonating so well with the live audience, despite none of them having any idea what it was, it encouraged me to spend day after day tweaking little elements of the music. My mindset was, I want people to be able to pick this track up in 10 years and either find something incredible as a discovery, or generate life-changing memories. There were probably as much as thirty different increments to the Destiny track between first and last version. 

Another difficult aspect was choosing the tracks I felt should make the cut to appear on the album itself. As I mentioned, I wrote 40 songs, so you can imagine having to let go of over half that amount was challenging. There are some of those remaining tracks, which I am going to revisit with a fresh mind and finish at a later date. 

You know, nobody is perfect at doing this and nails it first time every time. You do have days of writers block or creative block and sometimes you have to take a step away, close the session and work on something else for a little bit, and come back with a different approach when the mindset is right. When you see the album coming to fruition, seeing the artwork and holding the physical CD in your hands, you realize it is all worth it.

What is the inspiration behind the name of the title?

The decision for that came quite late in the album process, when I had a relatively strong idea of how the tracklist would shape up. And in analysing the track names, I had to determine which would best paint an overall portrait of what the album is about. 

From that perspective, the words “Watch the World” took on greater meaning. When you think about it, how many stories are being developed and shared in various locations around the globe on a daily basis? And with the album being built around songs based on life stories, it became the most appropriate and poignant slogan to use. 

How does the cosmic-inspired album cover reflect the tracks?

You’d be surprised at how often people have asked me about this so far!

The logo is inspired by the James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful telescope in the world. I imagined envisioning being located in space and through this vision, you can “Watch the World”, so to speak. So the cover’s emphasis is very much on the album title. 

And I guess it’s kinda cool that you have six hexagons on the cover, which can act as a symbol for the sixth Markus Schulz artist album. 

Is there an overarching theme or message you are trying to convey through your album?

Yes. The main goal I wanted to achieve with Watch the World was to write meaningful words; words which as a community have meaning and connect us worldwide. It wasn’t just the melodies and beats that I wanted to make, it was the words and messages that hopefully people will remember long beyond the release of the album.

For instance, some of my followers may know there is a support group run by the fans called the Schulz Army. And one of the songs on Watch the World is specifically dedicated to them, called Soldier. The people who are part of this group are dedicating their time each and every day towards supporting me. They are effectively the foot soldiers who are helping spread the word of what I am about and represent, and I am eternally grateful for all they do. 

With this album, it feels like I am sharing my personal stories and life happenings through the words more than ever before. So my hope is that it’s something that the fans can attach to.

Why did you decide to play in more intimate venues for your release tour?

That was actually a deliberate decision on my part. The backbone of the entire is the stories within the songs, leading to strong binds within the community. So for the first portion of the US tour, I picked cities which have a deep resonance throughout my career. They are all cities – Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Miami and New York – which have been popular destinations for multiple Global DJ Broadcast World Tour recordings over the years.

We just had Ultra in Miami a month ago, and that marked around the one year point since Destiny was released, yet the passion people still speak about the track is incredible. My abiding memory of playing at this year’s Ultra was watching the sea of people closing their eyes and singing the words like it was the most important thing in the world to them. That meant a lot to me. So to be able to take that into an intimate environment, watching it unfold up close and personal from the DJ booth, I think will be very special. 

Rather than “Markus is here putting on a show and we’re here to see him”, I want it to feel like “we’re all together at this incredible party and Markus is part of it”.

How do you expect fans to react when they hear the full album? Do you think they will be surprised by anything in particular?

There probably will be an element of surprise by some, because it’s the most vocally driven artist album of mine to date. But what I have learned throughout this songwriting process is that if you have a song which sounds great simply with words and a guitar, then it will sound great with whatever music you decide to surround it with. 

As with any album I am nervous with the expectations, yet in a way I feel excited about how everyone is going to resonate with this particular chapter of my life and career. So many have continued to be by my side all the way, and as they have shown with personally driven pieces such as Destiny and Facedown, it is a journey they wish to continue with me into the future. 

The key difference I think with Watch the World, compared to the Scream albums for instance, is that it’s much more garnered for a one-to-one listening experience, where it’s me and you hanging out, and I have written some stories I want you to not just listen to, but absorb and see if you connect with the feeling trying to be conveyed. 

The Martinez Brothers Stuff In The Trunk Feat. Miss Kittin

The Martinez Brothers  Stuff In The Trunk Feat. Miss Kittin

The Martinez Brothers – Stuff In The Trunk
Feat. Miss Kittin

The Martinez Brothers are back with an all-star collaboration featuring fashion and house icon Miss Kittin. ‘Stuff In The Trunk’ is sure to be an instant classic, hitting the clubs right before the Ibiza circuit.

With acid-toned grooves and an incredibly infectious beat, the track lifts Miss Kittin’s vocals effortlessly. ‘Stuff In The Trunk’ and its 12 inch physical will be released on the brother’s Cuttin’ Headz imprint in early May.

Steve and Chris will be playing at EDC New York on May 14th, for a rare set. Then they’re off to Europe for their regular festivals including Ibiza’s DC10. Music isn’t the only thing this dynamic duo is good at. They’ve recently broken into the world of fashion, releasing a limited edition Cuttin’ Headz NE hat with New Era.

DJ Khaled Performs with Rick Ross, Future and More to Kick Off Beyonce’s Formation World Tour


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Beyonce kicked her Formation world tour off in Miami on Wednesday (April 27), the perfect location for opener DJ Khaled to pull out all the stops and bring out a dizzying line-up of guests. A hometown hero in South Florida, Khaled’s rolodex is as long as his list of catchphrases, and he put both to work last night.

Throughout his set, Khaled brought out Rick Ross, Future, Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, with Jay Z, Trick Daddy and Yo Gotti all in attendance as well. In the above video, Khaled and Future perform “Jumpman,” while below, he and others pose for some backstage photos.

Before taking the Marlins Park stage, Khaled posted a video to his Snapchat showing himself and Chance the Rapper shooting a music video around town. Khaled has been hinting that he’s up to something for a while now, with a new album titled Major Key on the way. The Formation tour spans all the way until August, so it would make sense for Khaled to coordinate a release in line with the massive 41 city tour, like Beyonce did with Lemonade.

Check out the flicks and footage from Khaled’s set both up top and below. The Formation tour stops in Baltimore next this Friday (April 29). In an interview with XXL, he said of his new album, “Of course Jay Z and Future is on it. Yes, I went to the studio with Jay Z and Future and I put together a serious anthem, but I have some other ones as well… [laughs]. Stay tuned. Be ready!”

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Pack Your Lunch: Milk N Cooks Have the Most Diverse Mix You'll Hear All Month

Watching the Chicago twins Milk N Cooks evolve over the past few years has been quite the treat. From throwing ragers at frat parties… well… they still do that. But in all seriousness, the production skill of this DNA-sharing duo has become something special.

Few dudes can flip the switch like Milk N Cooks, and their latest hour-long rendition of Tasty Beats prove to be something as delicious as advertised. When in Rome…

This Study Reveals A Crazy New Positive Use Of Molly & Other Psychadelics

A study published last week by the University of B.C. in the Journal of Psychopharmacology has convinced researchers that certain psychedelic drugs – such as MDMA, mushrooms and acid – may reduce the likelihood of domestic violence acts from those with a history of substance abuse, The Vancouver Sun reported. According to the results, 42% of U.S. adult male inmates who didn’t take any psychedelics after being released were arrested again within six years for domestic battery. This number is compared to only 27% of those that had taken psychedelics and were re-arrested with the same charges.

The study followed 302 inmates aged 17-40 for an average of six years after they were released, all of whom had a history with substance use disorders. Of those interviewed about their psychedelic use while in prison, 87% said that they had tried more than one form in the past.

Zach Walsh, one of the researchers, described the reason for the execution of such a study as being intended to educate the public about the misconceptions of such drugs’ effectiveness.

“As existing treatments for intimate partner violence are insufficient, we need to take new perspectives such as this seriously.” – Walsh

Despite not knowing the exact combinations of hallucinogens that the participants had taken, researchers noted evidence supporting MDMA’s ability to create intimacy and understanding within its users. By studying whether such drugs can catalyze a quantum change,  or a “rapid change in an individual’s behavior based on a profound experience,” the team is searching for novel applications toward alterting the sometimes dangerous or violent natures of such users, The Vancouver Sun reported.

“The experiences of unity, positivity, and transcendence that characterize the psychedelic experience may be particularly beneficial to groups that are frequently marginalized and isolated, such as the incarcerated men who participated in this study.” – Walsh

One of the most important aspects of the study, Walsh and the team wrote, is the prospective breakdown of the stigma surrounding psychedelics. With an increased willingness to look into their benefits, they believe that major leaps in medicine and care can be achieved.

 

Source: Vancouver Sun

Win a Chance to Have a Video Game Showdown with NGHTMRE at Summer Camp Music Festival! | Your EDM

The time has finally come where you will be able to put your video game skills to the test and show what you’re made of this Memorial Day Weekend. Here at YourEDM we have teamed up with Summer Camp Music Festival and NGHTMRE to bring you an absolutely amazing experience for one lucky festival goer.

One winner will receive a pair (2) of tickets to Summer Camp Music Festival happening in Chillicothe, IL on Memorial Day weekend. Along with that you will get to hang out with NGHTMRE and have a Super Smash Bro’s session while chilling together in the VIP lounge. This also includes a YourEDM merch pack and a Summer Camp T-Shirt. You can enter below and a winner will be chosen at random on Friday, May 13th.

SCAMP is back for its 15 th year bigger and better than ever with a lineup that caters everyone’s needs. As always MOE and Umphrey’s McGee grace the top of the page with other artists like Big Grizmatik, STS9, Excision, Snails, SNBRN, and of course NGHTMRE, following suite. As always they are bringing a lot to the table this year in terms of musical talent and showing off just how good we have it here in the Midwest.


Win a Chance to Have a Video Game Showdown with NGHTMRE at Summer Camp Music Festival! | Your EDM

One Of Ultra's Host Cities Just Banned EDM Festivals After 5 Deaths At Recent Event

Following the death of 5 individuals and the hospitalizations of at least four more at Argentina’s Time Warp music festival, the Argentinian government has decided to stop issuing permits to electronic music festivals.

According to the mayor of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodriguez Larreta, the measure would remain in effect until the city legislature approved a law to prevent drug abuse during such events.

The effects of the ban on electronic festivals in Argentina is yet to be seen, and hopefully the new drug laws can be put in place rather soon. What form they will take remains to be seen, however. It is entirely possible that more thorough searches will be instituted, rather than any kind of harm reduction practices.

This ban could also potentially affect Ultra Buenos Aires, though no dates have yet been released for the festival’s return in 2016.

 

via The Guardian