NYC’s very own Sam Allan is kicking off 2022 with a bang with a massive release. He’s teamed up with vocalist team Daudia for their intoxicating single, “Why Don’t You Love Me“, signed to Thomas Gold’s prestigious Fanfare Records.
It’s a huge signing and rightfully deserved, encompassing every facet of becoming an anthem both in the clubs and at festivals. Melodic, uplifting, and contagiously addicting, “Why Don’t You Love Me” is a song that you will probably find yourself listening to on repeat.
Here’s what Sam Allan had to say about it:
Listen to “Why Don’t You Love Me” by Sam Allan ft. Daudia below!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Sam Allan Drops House Anthem With “Why Don’t You Love Me” ft. DAUDIA [Fanfare Records]
XIE and dance music heavyweight JSTJR join forces for ‘$AVAGE’ a sonically pleasing glitchy videogame-esque banger with jungle and electro influences. The track immediately kicks off with glitchy, entrancing synths complimented by XIE’s hypnotic vocals. Serenading synths quickly lull the listeners into a trance only to be followed by a jolting groove as heavy sub basses enter the sonic space.
Electro and jungle influences are fused together throughout the entirety of the record creating a lively combination of anthemic energy. ‘$AVAGE’ is as groovy as it is emotionally and melodically enthralling. XIE has received cosigns from Illenium, RL Grime and is quickly paving her own sound into electronic music. Check out what XIE had to say about making ‘$AVAGE’ – “$AVAGE is a self empowering high octane ride about unleashing your inner power through all of life’s madness.”
Stream or download ‘$AVAGE (feat. JSTJR)’
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: XIE Blissfuly Intertwines The Best Of Electro and Jungle On ‘$AVAGE’ With JSTJR
San Diego has become a mecca for house and techno in the USA over the past several years. Quickly rising in the scene is SD-native Burko who dropped a monster-of-a-track “Infrared” ahead of his debut EP. On the track, Burko tells us: “The very first single, “Infrared,” off my upcoming EP, is out today featuring the lovely Mary Helen laying down some hypnotic vocals. This song has been one of the staples in my sets the past year and I’m excited to be able to finally share it. This release marks the first of four tracks on the Infrared EP.”
Falling in love with the electronic music scene in Amsterdam, Burko got his start DJ’ing abroad in Amsterdam where he thrived in the Dutch underground circuit. He returned stateside with a fresh admiration for the scene, bringing with him a uniquely dark-yet-melodic sound that launched him to the forefront of the California ware-house scene in a very short order.
In 2021 Burko released a string of remixes on SoundCloud, giving popular tracks by ACRAZE, Billie Eilish, Flume, Muse, Hans Zimmer and The Temper Trap his signature Medieval House spin.
Listen to “Infrared” at the links below and be sure to stay on the lookout for more!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Burko Drops “Infrared” + Debut EP Announce
Friz of Soul is an artist who has been gaining attention in the music and NFT crossover space. He is one of thirty-three featured artists on the blockchain streaming platform Audius alongside notable names such as Skrillex, Rezz, Kayzo, Zeds Dead, RAC, Mr. Carmack and Zedd to name a few. He has grown his following on the Audius platform to over 13k making him one of the most followed artists on any blockchain streaming platform currently.
Friz of Soul’s journey didn’t start in the NFT space. For the past several years this LA-based artist has been gaining traction through playing at notable clubs in Southern California such as Avalon, The Globe Theatre, and Exchange LA. Friz of Soul recently released his debut album, ‘Wide Awake’ coining house and techno-focused productions with dreamy layered vocals as his signature sound.
What is next for this artist on the rise? After selling his first NFT for $10,000 Friz of Soul is launching the Wide Awake project which will be the first NFT project to ever fully fund a music tour. The sale will be a collection of 777 NFTs centered around the art and music from his album Wide Awake. Through a self-funded tour, Friz of Soul promises consistent tour video content giving supporters an inside look at what their funding is creating. “I want to show how supportive the NFT community is and show upcoming artists that there is this new technology emerging allowing independent artists to become self-sustainable and fund ambitious projects,” says Friz of Soul. Holders of the Wide Awake NFT will also gain access to an exclusive community, airdrops, early access to his future projects, and have their names displayed on his tour visuals.
Be on the lookout for the Wide Awake public sale coming January 22nd. To gain early access and insight into the project you can join Friz of Soul’s Discord.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Friz of Soul Launches the First NFT Project to Fund A Music Tour
BADVOID’s talent is remarkable. His sounds are always fascinating and his ear for utilizing specific sounds to bring out certain emotions is impeccable. He’s constantly pushing his sound, keeping us on our toes, excited to hear what’s next.
He’s back with a booming single titled “Poison“, featuring vocalist OLSO, signed to none other than KAYZO’s Welcome Records. It’s a big signing and rightfully deserved. The track packs a lot of punch with thundering bass wubs and a tight beat. He pairs this perfectly with OLSO’s enticing vocal along with a distorted guitar that really drives each verse and buildup. Whether you’re on drop 1 or 2, it’s impossible not to feel energy coursing through your veins as BADVOID delivers electrifying arrangements on both.
Listen to “Poison” below!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: BADVOID Drops Booming Single, “Poison”, Signed To KAYZO’s Welcome Records
Festival season is right around the corner (finally!) and today Disco Donnie Presents announced the full lineup for Ubbi Dubbi 2022 along with some exciting new additions that is sure to have attendees buzzing with excitement.
Ubbi Dubbi was the first festival back in 2021. Through a lot of hard work and innovation (like being the first to source COVID-sniffing dogs at a large-scale event) from DDP, their partners, and local healthcare officials, Ubbi Dubbi was a beaming success. This year, Ubbi Dubbi is returning to the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas on April 23 & 24 for their biggest year yet.
The lineup is already stacked, featuring the some of the biggest artists around like Alison Wonderland, Tiësto, Excision, Regard, and Diplo, who will be performing a special sunset set. Joining them now are tech house titans Dom Dolla and John Summit, along with bass music powerhouse, PEEKABOO.
This year, DDP is aiming to highlight some of the best up and coming artists at their festivals through collaborations with independent record labels and the launch of their very own talent search program, Disco Spotlight.
Cue Ubbi Dubbi’s exclusive Camping Area Stage, hosted by Gravitas Recordings. As Disco Donnie put it, “the Gravitas Stage was initially on our 2020 lineup, but we unfortunately had to cancel the event. I’ve been really excited about this stage concept and couldn’t wait to bring it back for this year!”
The Gravitas Stage will be making its Ubbi Dubbi debut, featuring what is sure to be an electrifying pre-party hosted by Blunts & Blondes. A few standout up and coming acts also featured on this stage are Black Carl!, who creates some of the most forward thinking bass music around, and Megan Hamilton, whose music blends hip-hop influences with gritty funk and house elements.
Along with the Gravitas Stage, Ubbi Dubbi will offer its first ever glamping option, sure to have even the boujeest festival-goers considering camping. It includes luxury bathrooms, complimentary daily continental breakfast, a free massage, and plenty more.
Grab your ticket to Ubbi Dubbi 2022 below!
Ubbi Dubbi 2022 Tickets
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Ubbi Dubbi 2022 Drops Full Lineup + Exclusive Camping Stage Hosted By Gravitas Recordings
After over one year of production, the biggest Subtronics project to date has finally arrived on his own Cyclops Recordings: the debut full-length Subtronics album FRACTALS spans 16 one-of-a-kind tracks ranging from face-melting bass anthems to electro pop-adjacent cuts to leftfield experiments in sound.
“I’ve wanted to talk about this album for so long,” Subtronics said. “I’m overly transparent about my creative process, so not being able to share it with everyone has been an adjustment. I will say, I have poured so much emotional, mental, and sentimental weight into it. Putting such a huge project out there, something that I’ve been working on for well over a year, is kind of terrifying. I’ve reworked every detail of every track, made improvements, and built a universe around all of it. I have definitely evolved and grown with my sound design and I am beyond excited to share FRACTALS with everyone.”
FRACTALS opens with the epic “O.P.U.S.” to set the stage, a track that Subtronics said quite literally exploded out of him while he made it in one sitting. “I have no idea what happened,” he said. “I was at my desk, hitting keys aimlessly, while exploring Kontakt libraries and it brought me so much joy. Very meditative. I hope it feels as powerful emotionally for everyone else as it does for me when I hear it. Closing my eyes and turning the intro up full volume always teleports me back to where I was when I started to aimlessly play with chords during the lockdown in 2020.”
The album brings back singles “Spacetime” with NEVVE, “Gassed Up” with Zeds Dead and Flowdan, as well as fan-favorite “Griztronics II” with Griz. Other standouts on the album include “Take Flight VIP” with Sullivan King and “Into Pieces” with Grabbitz, whose vocals and contributions never seem to miss the mark. There’s also “FUNcKED” which lets Subtronics explore a bouncier side of bass music.
Check out the full album below. In addition to the release of FRACTALS, Subtronics embarks on his massive 53-date tour across North America beginning January 14 in Seattle — full dates and tickets here.
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Subtronics Unleashes Massive Debut Album ‘FRACTALS’
We thought it was coming out last week, we thought it was coming Monday, then Tuesday… the Coachella 2022 lineup is finally here.
Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, and Ye (fka Kanye West) are set to headline, with Swedish House Mafia getting their own line at the bottom of the lineup, touted as “returning to the desert.”
Representing dance music will be the likes of Louis The Child, Flume, Disclosure, Madeon, Jamie xx, Slander, Fred again.., Tchami, Duck Sauce, and more. See the whole lineup below and sign up for weekend 2 pre-sale here.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Coachella Releases 2022 Lineup: Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Ye To Headline; SHM Return To The Desert
Aura Blaze is a dream pop/shoegaze/psych pop project started by producer and instrumentalist Rhode Rachel with his Zappa-esque 2015 debut self-titled album. Clearly influenced by early psy-and-surf-rock like the Beach Boys, King Crimson and The Doors with a tinge of psychobilly a’la The Cramps, Aura Blaze’s style back then was big and bold and, energetically was sort of a retro-styled match to The Polyphonic Spree. This huge, orchestral sound only comes out of one person, however, so it’s not surprising that Rachel has made a name for himself in more than one indie genre.
While the debut album was almost all analog rock, it’s also not surprising with his cinematic, larger-than-life, Spector-esque wall of sound style that with subsequent releases, Aura Blaze would go on to incorporate electronic methods. 2019’s The Sparkling Black showed more obvious electronic play both in sound design in synths, as well as a healthy lashing of Jethro Tull-style prog rock. 2020 saw his next single “The Plight of the Soul Ablaze in the Face of Mortal Drudgery” – try to say that five times fast – continue this trajectory both with prog-style storytelling and psychedelic wisps of sound but adding even more synths and sound design.
A focus on esoteric and spiritual throwback vibes with psychedelic music seemed to be galvanizing as Aura Blaze’s style by the afore-mentioned super-long title, but it took a hard turn, or rather, an evolutionary step, with Rachel’s next track, “Trans-Dimensional Palm Tree.” Switching to a more 90s The Cure-style guitar, maudlin tones and loads more ambient sound design, Rachel’s vocals became softer and more drone-like to match, conjuring Ian-Curtis-on-his-meds (or just a baritone Ian Brown, maybe?) vibes. The music was much more shoegaze and dream pop than psych rock. Modernized but still getting his astral point across, “Trans-Dimensional Palm Tree” made an impact and is still among the most streamed tracks on Aura Blaze’s Spotify page.
Flash forward to Open-Mindedness, Aura Blaze’s latest EP offering which dropped last month on Christmas Eve, Rachel has kept that shoegaze vein but re-incorporated the psych rock and even more styles into the two original tracks. The title track is just as operatic and grand as Rachel’s earlier work but the cool post punk vocal tenor and chord progressions are still there in spades. There’s also progressive bass work, 80s style synths and even a bit of late-era disco tying the bigger, theatrical sounds to the soft vox. “The Summer Solstice,” meanwhile, pays homage to Aural Blaze’s 60s-psych roots with Doors-style organ synths and surf rock melodies, all while Rachel lyrically pays homage to the sun as a literal “Aura Blaze.”
The last track on Open-Mindedness, if any readers doubted this long-suffering shoegaze nerd author’s ability to pick out such influence from a modern artist’s work, is a cover of “The Only One I Know” by The Charlatans UK. Arguably an icon of 90s Brit Rock and shoegaze, The Charlatans were also heavily influenced by 60s mod-and-psych rock, so there. Rachel’s version of The Charlatans’ biggest hit could properly be called a remix, as he adds loads of even more spacey-sounding ambient sound design to the track’s original structure (possibly even the original stems) and more ornamentation around the synths, making it even more theatrical and wall-of-soundey than the original. It’s a grandiose update of the classic and he more than does it justice.
With all the styles and sounds Rachel as Aura Blaze incorporates into his work and all the different directions he’s already taken said work, one thing that hasn’t change and likely won’t is his message. While psych rock, shoegaze, dream pop et al. all have a sort of woo quality and are quite esoteric, Aura Blaze goes beyond just trippy musings. His lyrics and philosophy are entrenched in spirituality and high vibration expression, and he sees his music as simply a delivery system. A highly complex, varied and expertly- produced delivery system, but a delivery system nonetheless. With almost infinite avenues to create said system, there are also infinite possibilities on where he will go next with his sound, but it will be guaranteed to be lush, potent and heavy on the contextual Astral Blaze.
Open-Mindedness is out not on the famous psych pop label Cleopatra Records. Stream it and Astral Blaze’s full discography on Spotify or click here to stream or purchase on other platforms.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: New Artist Spotlight: Aura Blaze Calls for ‘Open-Mindedness’ in the Rock/EDM Crossover World
GRL GANG has returned with Wreck The Halls, Vol. 2, a compilation made by women in dance music — intended to play out loudly this holiday season and beyond!
This year, the compilation series is stacked as ever with emerging talent: Kenzie Black, REMETI, Shmell, Dxstinie, AK Renny, ENTITY, and AIXI featuring STILLONIT. Wreck The Halls, Vol. 2 offers a mix of uplifting, melodic productions, as well as heavier selects and an assortment of house grooves.
MORE: GRL GANG Ends Year On High Note with ‘Wreck The Halls, Vol. 1’ [LISTEN]
JEANIE, Founder of GRL GANG, shares:
I’m so excited to be releasing our newest Wreck The Halls compilation showcasing some incredibly talented women in dance music. The release is so diverse and has something for just about everyone. I hope everyone enjoys these tracks as much as I do and finds a new favorite artist along the way.
GRL GANG is a label, collective and organization dedicated to supporting women in dance music.
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: GRL GANG Drops Second Annual Compilation ‘Wreck The Halls, Vol. 2’ [LISTEN]