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    Over time, we’ve seen plenty of legendary acts in dance music team up after years to create something wonderful. Today we see the cycle continue as RL Grime and NERO team up for the very first time for their debut collaboration, “Renegade.”
    The track was teased around Halloween weekend as RL Grime headlined the Forum in Los Angeles and dropped his Halloween XI mixtape, with NERO also playing the song at Red Rocks in support of deadmau5. Now, it’s officially out in all its glory and we couldn’t be happier.
    Neither artist had much to say about the collab as they shared it on socials, nor did they provide any specific quotes via publicists. Perhaps they’re just letting fans’ reactions do the talking. Either way, this is likely going to be a high point in both of their discographies.
    Check it out below!

     
    Photo via Rukes.com
    This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Legends RL Grime & NERO team up for first-ever collaboration, “Renegade” [LISTEN]

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    We’ve come to hold new releases from Skrillex at arm’s length. After being promised, multiple times, multiple albums, and left wanting, the easiest thing to do is not have any expectations at all so that when something does come, it still feels like a gift. (Artists don’t owe us anything, but we’ve been teased and left dry many times already.)
    Out of nowhere today, 100 gecs dropped a surprise EP, Snake Eyes, including a 113-second collab with none other than Skrillex. Of course the production is incredible, and everyone is talking about the snare.



    Check out the track below!

     
    Photo via Rukes.com
    This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: 100 gecs and Skrillex finally team up on “Torture Me”

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    Prices for Electric Forest were sent out yesterday, which, understandably, made some people upset. The festival is a bit more expensive this year — and you can likely attribute that to any variety of factors, none of which have been explicitly stated at this time. However, today brings the “initial lineup” for the 2023 edition, which already boasts a hefty amount of artists.
    Joining The String Cheese Incident (performing 2 Incidents) on the top of the bill are ODESZA, Illenium, Zeds Dead, Above & Beyond, Jamie xx, Gryffin, Lane 8, REZZ, SOFI TUKKER, Goose, Ganja White Night, Chris Lake, Madeon, and Chromeo.
    Also joining the Electric Forest 2023 lineup is 070 Shake, BLOND:ISH, Channel Tres, bass house breakout Chris Lorenzo, basketball-legend-turned-powerhouse-DIESEL, R&B duo Emotional Oranges, GASHI, Gorgon City, Hayden James, Kai Wachi, techno marching band MEUTE, dubstep producer PEEKABOO, San Holo, singer-songwriter sensation SG Lewis, SVDDEN DEATH PRESENTS: VOYD, Virtual Riot, and many more.
    For information on all Wristband and Lodging packages, including 2023 Good Life options, the new Lucky Lake campground, and additional new lodging options, go here.
    Loyalty On Sales begin on Monday, December 5, and continue throughout the week. For more information on the EF Loyalty Program – including 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, and 4 in The Forest, plus Good Life and GA Loyalty – go here.
    General On Sale begins at 12 PM EST on Friday, December 9, 2022.


     
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    This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Electric Forest announces 2023 initial lineup with ODESZA, Illenium, Zeds Dead, & more

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    Many musical artists nowadays shy away from political stances, either for fear of hurting their careers or simply for the fact that they see their jobs as a necessary distraction from the depression and discourse that can come with serious issues. With 2022 bringing war via Russia’s February invasion of Ukraine, there was an initial outpouring of support for Ukraine with artist contributing to loads of charity albums and shows, as the war has rolled on and the repercussions of speaking out have made themselves clear (especially for Russian artists), once again, the music community is going a bit quiet on this important political issue.
    Eclipseye, a Russian-born rapper now based in the UK, seems to be taking the opposite take with his first two singles under this moniker, “Hymn of Hypocrisy (Rap Comedy)” and the particularly Russia-aimed “Whap Clatter.” Having begun his career in 2016 via a poetry coffee shop event, Eclipseye decided early on that he wanted to be a champion for important world causes, proudly labeling himself a “woke-influencer” even amidst the recent derisive sentiments against the term “woke.” Where other artists shy away from making political statements, Eclipseye is all about speaking up, even if people don’t like it.
    With its very first lines, Eclipseye’s first track “Hymn of Hypocrisy (Rap Comedy)” about the pratfalls of Brexit and the UK government’s mishandling (in his opinion) of COVID, shows that he doesn’t plan to pull any punches when it comes to speaking his mind. After a news sample about the polarizing nature of the UK’s plan to leave the EU, Eclipseye’s first words are “Brexit, Brexit – eurikas text it’ you need grass I’ll eat your Brexit for breakfast; Cause Tesco’s got nothing on the shelves for us.” It only gets more stark from there, and “Hymn” has now become something of an anthem for anti-Brexit sentiment, garnering Eclipseye nearly a hundred thousand streams on Spotify and hundreds of thousands over all the platforms on which it’s listed, all since the end of August. Perhaps it isn’t so risky career-wise to put one’s opinion out there.
    In an eerie bit of fortune-telling that artists seem to have a knack for, Eclipseye wrote his sophomore single “Whap Clatter” a few months before Putin’s Russian forces invaded the borders of Ukraine. Released just recently on October 31 with its corresponding Ukrainian-directed and equally heavy-handed video, “Whap Clatter” Full of visceral images of the horrors of war. Told through both metaphorical and sometimes graphic literal imagery and spit in both English and Russian, while Eclipseye never mentions that the track is directed at Russia, it’s certainly heavily implied. The fact that he’s donating 10% of the proceeds towards relief efforts in Ukraine makes it crystal clear.
    Stylistically, audiences should go in knowing that it’s not only his content that makes Eclipseye unique. While he’s tagged his style as “rap metal,” amongst other things, that may conjure thoughts of Limp Bizkit, and that’s most certainly not what we’re talking about here. The underused term “doom rap: might be a better descriptor; there’s certainly an element of metal in the way Eclipseye delivers his vocals, with low growls and a timbre so deep it could be called sub bass in some places. The music in both tracks, however, are devoid of shredding guitars and double kicks. A solid, minimal beat carries each track, with “Hymn” having a more traditional hip hop vibe backed by eerie ambient sound design. “Whap Clatter,” in the meantime, sounds more tribal and has a ravey structure in its intro and breaks, with large gaps in the beat to showcase the gothic-style vocal samples. Metal-tinged doom rap? A bit wordy, but this could be a reasonable summary for Eclipseye’s style.
    With the video for “Whap Clatter” being just as intense as the track that inspired it, it would appear that Eclipseye intends to stay on this path of stark storytelling, haunting music and bold political statements. With such strong stylistic choices as well as a strong message, it looks like Eclipseye will serve to entertain his audiences as well as achieving his larger goal of rallying people towards action and change. Whether you prefer his unique doom/goth/metal/hip hop style or his political massage, Eclipseye is one to watch as he releases more of his purposeful work.
    “Hymn of Hypocrisy (Rap Comedy)” and “Whap Clatter” are both out now and can be streamed on Spotify. Check out Eclipseye’s YouTube channel to see the video for “Hymn of Hypocrisy.”

    This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: New Artist Spotlight: Eclipseye’s Stark Political Message Hits With a ‘Whap Clatter’ [Video]

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    Not many artists had a bigger 2022 than Maz, his “Banho de Folhas” remix became a worldwide hit, recieving strong supports from incredible artists such as Black Coffee, Lee Burridge, Damian Lazarus, Matador, Stephan Jolk, D-Nox, Gorje Hewek, Dosem, Durante, Simon Doty, Enamour, to mention a few. “Banho de Folhas” took the Brazilian sound identity all around the Globe and consolidated Maz’s name internationally.

    The Brazilian Afro House song broke the EDM bubble and reached international pop stars such as Drake; he was recorded dancing to the song in Saint Tropez during a Keinemusik Crue’s show. Following that, the Brazilian superstar singer Anitta went on to say that “Banho de Folhas” was his favorite song at the moment which proves that the song has an undeniable worldwide appeal.

    More recently, Maz caught the interest of Michael Bibi, one of the most influential Tech House producers to date. He featured the song during his mini-tour in Brazil, at Rio de Janeiro, and at the legendary club El Fortin.

    Following up “Banho de Folhas”, Maz released an impressive tune with Antdot, “Todo Homem”, a remix for Zeca Veloso, the son of one of the most recognizable and respected Brazilian artists to ever live, Caetano Veloso. The track went on to rank as #1 Organic House on Beatport 1 week after its release.

    Maz is making his way into the US scene, he is expected to land in the United States for a debut tour in mid-2023; make sure to follow him on Instagram to be one of the first ones to know more details about Maz’s United States of America tour.
    This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Meet Maz, one of the protagonists behind the “Brazilian Storm”

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    Powerhouse EDM Artist Roger Gunn gears up his discography with addicting techno-inspired single “Lose & Control”
    Moving in a 4 to the floor , the energy in the track is far from lost. Gunn exuberates non-stop electricity spearheading the record with an energizing blend of nostalgic techno and retro vibes. Familiar cymbals and breaks move listeners throughout the track, emitting golden era techno energy.
    Roger Gunn has been unfailing when connecting with his audience and executing vibrant and unique records from a career standpoint. Even though Roger Gunn is a newcomer to the scene, he’s definitely paving a way within the music world, he’s not an artist to overlook.
    The Uzbekistan-based DJ has such an exciting year ahead of him, he is definitely one to keep on your radar. Keep up with Roger Gunn below, and follow him on Spotify for all new releases.

    This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Roger Gunn Drops Nostalgic Techno Record “Lose & Control”

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    Ultra RESISTANCE is getting a new home in Miami at M2 as it begins its first residency in the US.
    RESISTANCE has ballooned into a globe-trotting powerhouse of underground curation since its inception in 2015, from programming stages at Ultra events in 35 cities internationally, to organizing tours across Latin America. In 2017, RESISTANCE debuted its first-ever residency in Ibiza at the world’s largest nightclub Privilege, and has since welcomed house and techno heavyweights including Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Sasha & John Digweed, Joseph Capriati, Jamie Jones, and Maceo Plex to name a few.
    Following three banner years in Ibiza, Ultra has announced the 2023 launch of RESISTANCE’s inaugural U.S. club residency in the festival’s beloved hometown of Miami Beach. RESISTANCE Miami will showcase the world’s most in-demand house and techno talent at M2, the newly-minted nightclub in the heart of the Art Deco District.
    M2 recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, promising fans the highest quality experience with some of the world’s best artists. Check out the trailer below and stay tuned for more announcements via the RESISTANCE Miami website.
     
    Photo via aLIVE Coverage for Ultra
    This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Ultra announces debut RESISTANCE U.S. Club Residency at brand-new Miami venue M2

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    When you think of a creature that is able to lure its prey and entangle the target in a web of intrigue and mystique, the first animal that comes to mind is obviously a spider. The metaphor is literally made after its most prominent feature: the web. It’s exactly that sort of magic that Sharlitz Web brings to the table, especially with her new EP, Spider Lily, out today on SSKWAN.
    From the EP is “Dark Roots,” a dark and foreboding track that perfectly encapsulates the spider’s strategy of enticing its victims. Sounds of nature begin with an almost suspenseful melody as it meanders toward the “drop,” in this case a more hypnotic combination of bass and melody. Visualizing the events, this is the part where the victim would become trapped and having seen the fate that awaits it, becomes intoxicated with the spider’s venom.
    The track as a whole is brilliantly produced for maximum effect, and you can hear the same degree of attention to detail in the rest of the EP here. For now, listed to “Dark Roots” below.

    This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Sharlitz Web – Dark Roots [SSKWAN]

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    Night Stalker is an interesting choice of title for 1st Base Runner’s fifth EP, given the Netflix bioseries of the same name being so popular. Those of us old enough to remember, especially if you lived in Southern California at the time, may have even more of a visceral reaction to this EP and the music attached to it. Apparently this was on purpose.
    The resurrected true crime Netflix story of serial killer Richard Ramirez, tagged by the media in the 80s as the Nightstalker, means that GenX kids of Los Angeles and Orange County who were told to keep their windows closed at night ad nauseam are now not the only ones familiar with said story. It’s unknown whether 1st Base Runner was inspired by the series or is, in fact, one of those GenX children, but Night Stalker is easily his darkest offering to-date.
    With lashings of goth bands like Bauhaus and post-punk acts like Joy Division, Love and Rockets and Tom Waits heretofore prevalent in his music, it likely wasn’t a very difficult move for 1st Base Runner to tip over into darker territory. Night Stalker is nonetheless a pretty stark change. Only a little bit of the characteristic shoegazey guitars are left on this EP. Even then, in tracks like “In the Neighborhood” and “Dark Drive Through the Canyon” the guitars are tuned towards the maudelin and/or eerie electronic sound design, which gives this work a sense of madness and desolation only hinted at in previous works.
    Another 1st Base Runner signature has always been that even in the most emotionally difficult tracks, there’s been a small hint of hope or appreciation, mostly in the way the harmonies meld together to create and uplifting tilt to the music. That hint is still there in Night Stalker but it generally feels at war with the creepier parts of the tracks, so instead of harmony we get discord or, as with the title track, confusion and fear. This track lives up to is title, and genuinely feels like a sonic representation of what the inside of a serial killer’s mind might feel like. It’s visceral, pogniant and makes a strong case for not giving in to intrusive thoughts. One could say there’s a little relief with closing track “The Serpent and Space,” but one could also see it as simply the peace and release those who have given in to their demons feel once the evil deed is done.
    As with all !st Base Runner releases, Night Stalker was released with a beautiful and comparably visceral video for the track “Dark Drive Through the Canyon,” directed by the prolific Dilly Gent of Son&Heir Productions and Radiohead fame. Dilly has been creative director on a number of 1st Base Runner’s video projects but this has been the first one she’s shot hands-on. With the juxtaposiion of terrifying and sublime action and imagery in the video and the sort of motion stop vs compositional shot vibe she created, it’s safe to say it was a good decision that she picked up the camera. A complex track like “Dark Drive…” needed a delicate and skilled hand with the video to match what the artist was trying to say, and Gent captured it perfectly.
    It really is sobering, the level of quality and creativity 1st Base Runner has managed to keep over the last two years since he released his initial “All Thoughts” single and subequent Seven Years of Silence album. The back story behind this project and everything Tim Husmann, the artist behind 1st Base Runner, has been through would indicate he likely has many more stories to tell. The fact that he’s dug even deeper on Night Stalker to explore the darker parts of humanity means he’s far from finished.
    Night Stalker is out now and can be streamed on Spotify. Check out 1st Base Runner’s YouTube channel for more lush videos and more on his story.

    This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: 1st Base Runner Is the New ‘Night Stalker’ With 5th EP in Two Years [Video]

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    It’s been a heck of a year for Nostalgix as she made waves in the bass house scene. From releases on Deadbeats and Night Bass, to touring with the likes of Thcami, AC Slater, Malaa and Destructo, to being one of the few female artists ever to grace the mainstage of EDC Las Vegas. Capping it all off is the release of her 3-song Supah Fly EP.
    Featuring the previously released singles “Supah Fly” and “Options,” as well as a new single “Party All Night.” Supah Fly gives Nostalgix, real name Negar Hamidzadeh, the opportunity to showcase her versatility as a producer. Enlisting collaborators and expanding into hip-hop territory, the Supah Fly EP nonetheless stays true to its club and festival roots. These are songs you play to get pumped up! Here’s what Negar had to say about Supah Fly.
    “I’m so thrilled to share my new EP ‘Supah Fly’ with you. With this project, I wanted to capture the energy and fun of what it’s like being at a festival or a show.
    Last year I was touring for the first time in my life and doing the craziest performances. It inspired me to experiment with my sound and create more high-energy records that embodied the lifestyle that I was living. I worked with other incredible artists such as Michael Sparks, Lano Bandz, and Chi City to bring the songs to life.
    Supah Fly is all about having the time of your life, not giving a f*ck what anyone thinks, and being bad as hell.”
    On top of the EP release, Nostalgix has also announced dates for her biggest headlining tour to date. Check out the Supah Fly EP, out now on Thrive. Upcoming tour dates are below.

    Dec 1 – Seattle WA – Showbox [w/ Malaa]
    Dec 9 – Charlotte NC – Black Box [w/ Habstrakt]
    Dec 10 – Chicago IL – Bass Station
    Dec 16 – Las Vegas NV – Area 15 [w/ ARMNHMR]
    Dec 17 – Las Vegas NV – Area 15 [w/ ARMNHMR]
    Dec 30 – Brooklyn NY – Zone One @ Elsewhere
    Jan 6 – Thunder Bay ON – ATMOS
    Jan 7 – Montreal QC – Newspeak
    Jan 13 – Winnipeg MB – Exchange Event Centre
    Jan 14 – London ON – Rum Runners
    Jan 19-23 – Miami FL – Groove Cruise
    Jan 28 – San Diego CA – Nova
    Feb 3 – Los Angeles CA – Academy
    Feb 4 – Grand Rapids MI – Bass Country
    Feb 10 – Washington DC – Soundcheck
    Feb 11 – San Antonio TX – 800-Live
    Feb 17 – Atlanta GA – WISH
    Feb 18 – Toronto ON – NOIR
    Mar 10 – Nelson BC – Bloom
    Mar 11 – Calgary AB – SubRosa
    This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Nostalgix Drops “Supah Fly” EP & Upcoming Tour Dates

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