Disclosure, Chromeo, & More Added To An Already Stacked Djakarta Warehouse 2019

Disclosure, Chromeo, & More Added To An Already Stacked Djakarta Warehouse 2019

Not EDC, not Ultra, but Djakarta Warehouse in Indonesia has presented one of the strongest lineups of 2019. There’s a lot to be said about the undercard and support in curating a festival lineup, but when you have headlining sets from Calvin Harris and Skrillex and Zedd and Martin Garrix… not much else needs to be said.


Better yet, September’s lineup drop was only Phase 1, and the festival has just announced Phase 2. Joining this already stacked lineup will be Disclosure, Chromeo, Markus Schulz, Salvatore Ganacci, Coone, Yung Bae, and still more to be announced.

DWP takes place December 13 – 15 at Jakarta International Expo in Indonesia. Tickets and info here.

 

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Louis The Child Put Out Divisive Remix Of Skrillex’s “Midnight Hour”

Skrillex teamed up with Boys Noize and Ty Dolla $ign to drop “Midnight Hour” earlier this year, a bouncy club track with lots of flavor and personality. Taking more influence from “Would You Ever” than Show Tracks, it found itself more at home in a softer set than one attuned to headbanging.


Now, Louis The Child have gotten their hands on the single and offer up a remix that has fans of both theirs and Skrillex quite divided.

The intro is as sultry and smooth as the original, but it’s the drop that is causing controversy. The duo replaces the pounding drums with what one SoundCloud commenter described as a 4th grader learning to play the recorder. The tempo is slower, giving it a less club-ready vibe, as if it was aiming for a more emotional impact. But the lead synth is far too distracting to let that happen.

That being said, many fans are extremely happy with the remix, calling it a “banger,” “crazy good,” among other compliments. On the other hand, a lot of fans are asking what happened. At the end of the day, we can’t fault LTC from trying something new; we just wonder if they might have jumped the shark a bit.

Listen below and make a decision for yourself!

 

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Bonobo & Skrillex Go B2B In Rare Form At Printworks

Skrillex & Salvatore Ganacci’s Banger Collab Revealed

Skrillex and Salvatore Ganacci have a massive banger on their hands!


Until now, it’s flown relatively under the radar that the two have teamed up. Now, a new leak reveals the collab between these superstar producers — and we’re all about it.

The new ID is rhythmic and bouncy, feeding off Salvatore’s signature style. Meanwhile, Skrillex proves once again he can produce any genre out there. Of course, this is in the working stages, but we can expect an official drop in the future.

As Reddit points out, there are some vocals from the Vitas viral smash “7th Element.” Those could simply be fillers, as mods seem to be confident this ID is the real deal.

Watch below and get ready!

Skrillex & Salvatore Ganacci – ID

 

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Darude's "Sandstorm" Is 20 Years Old Today

Darude’s “Sandstorm” Is 20 Years Old Today

It’s been 20 years since Darude first unleashed his massive dance hit “Sandstorm” — and it’s still a banger.


The single first dropped in Finland in 1999 and was later released in many other countries in 2000. “Sandstorm” rose on the charts, hitting number one in the UK, among others. It was an instant smash.

Easily one of the most recognizable tracks in the history of EDM, Darude’s classic anthem is still relevant and thriving. The kind of hype this hit has attracted over two decades is absolutely insane. Now, it’s been pumping up crowds for 20 straight years.

Listen below.

Darude – Sandstorm

The Story of “Sandstorm” by Darude

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Skrillex’s ‘Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites’ Was Released 9 Years Ago Today

Another year around the sun, and Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites from Skrillex still remains one of dance music’s most cherished releases. We celebrate it again, as we did last year, but this year is a bit different — at least for Skrillex.


SMANS was really the first album that truly signaled a change in how the main stream viewed dance music. With the exception of Daft Punk and The Chemical Brothers, Skrillex was the first dance music artist in the EDM realm to win a Grammy for his work, and was certainly the catalyst for the Recording Academy to open up the category to more EDM artists. (Basement Jaxx also won a Grammy in 2005 for Kish Kash.)

Looking back now, nine years later, Skrillex has done more for the dance music community than we could ever really calculate. With plenty of (rumored) material still on the way, and a stellar 2019 fading into the rearview, we can still expect a lot more from Sonny moving forward.

(Buy: Tickets to upcoming Skrillex shows)

Listen to Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites again below.

 

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The Story of Your Paradise As Told By Festival Founders Ignacio Garcia and Hadi J

The Story of Your Paradise As Told By Festival Founders Ignacio Garcia and Hadi J

Over the past six years, Your Paradise Fiji has earned a reputation for being one of the most intimate destination festivals in the world. Known for giving fans of dance music an unrivaled intimate festival experience with their favorite artists on a remote island in Fiji, the festival returns this year with A-Trak, Gorgon City, Getter’s hip-hop alter ego Terror Reid, What So Not, Cosmo’s Midnight, Mija, Noisia, and more along with curated parties from Anjunadeep, Night Bass, and Desert Hearts. Your EDM spoke with two of the festival founders for a chance to learn a little bit more about this island festival, if it really is just as much of a fantasy as it appears to be, and if Your Paradise is as elite as it seems or if the festival really is a fantastic travel adventure for anyone who loves dance music as much as we do.


What was your personal goal when setting out to create Your Paradise? Do you feel like you were able to achieve it and if so which year of the festival and what was the goal that replaced it. How has the vision behind Your Paradise grown or evolved since you first started building the concept of this Island Festival?

Ignacio:
The goal was to develop a truly all-encompassing curated experience where travel, self-discovery, music & culture were part of the one event. Originally attracting a primarily Australian audience, we have now flights departing from Los Angeles and Auckland, New Zealand; with

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Bonobo & Skrillex Go B2B In Rare Form At Printworks

Bonobo & Skrillex Go B2B In Rare Form At Printworks

Skrillex surprised everyone when he showed up at Printworks London to go b2b with Bonobo during the highly anticipated Hydra presents Outlier event.


As a special and unexpected addition to the lineup, Bonobo b2b Skrillex made for one of the night’s most spectacular moments. The unannounced set was described as a “titanic meeting” between the two and one of Hydra’s “most unique” showcases to date. Below, you’ll find two short glimpses into their epic performance, just enough to get a feel for the vibe.

It doesn’t get much better than two of electronic music’s finest going b2b in rare form. Although, Bonobo and Skrillex have joined together on other occasions including sets for Boiler Room and FORM Arcosanti.

Watch below.

Bonobo b2b Skrillex

 

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