Ardalan Debuts New Album "Mr. Good" [Your EDM Interview]

Ardalan Debuts New Album “Mr. Good” [Your EDM Interview]

What do a parade float, Mardi Gras beads, and a masquerade have to do with camping? When you are at Dirtybird Campout West Coast 2019 in Modesto, they come together to create the perfect traveling stage for a surprise album listening party as DJ/artist Ardalan took to the beaten campground paths to share his upcoming album, Mr. Good.


And just a few short hours before the Parade embarked from the Dirtybird Games HQ, I met with Ardalan backstage to not only chat about the San Francisco DJ’s upcoming album.

Ardalan and I spoke about the meaning behind Mr. Good and the masks people wear through life. We also talked about going on Escapades with Walker & Royce through New York City, experimenting with a new sound for a future album inspired by his Persian heritage and childhood in Iran, attending his first Dirtybird BBQ at 17, and releasing his first Dirtybird track with Justin Martin at 19. Last of all, we talked about what it means to him that Mr. Good will be the final Dirtybird release ever made in the San Francisco home he shared with his label mate and mentor.

So excited to play The Great Northern on Saturday to celebrate my album release AAAAND my birthday! 🥳 Be sure to grab tickets before they’re all gone!Tickets – https://bit.ly/2ps4mH0

Posted by Ardalan on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

You have an album coming out on November 1st. Can you tell me a little bit about it?

My album

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QUIX Drops Unexpected 4-Track 'IDK [Vol. 1]' EP [LISTEN]

QUIX Drops Unexpected 4-Track ‘IDK [Vol. 1]’ EP [LISTEN]

QUIX just dropped a sick new EP upon us and our jaws are on the floor!


The producer’s latest body of work, IDK, feels like a collection of random bangers all linked together cohesively through QUIX’s signature sound. The track titles only lend to the spontaneous nature of this release — “Huhhh,” “FON,” “Fiji Day 4” and “My house is IKEA.”

As with any QUIX release, the sound design is next level. Track after track, QUIX takes us on a thrilling, trap-infused ride. Three heavy hitters, all topped off by a light, playful take on drum and bass. From start to finish, IDK is a breath of fresh air.

Being that this is IDK [Vol. 1], we can expect more volumes to follow in the series.

Listen below and let us know what you think!

QUIX – IDK [Vol. 1] EP

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Galantis Cancels All Shows “Until Further Notice” Due To Injury

Galantis has announced that they are cancelling all shows until further notice as member Christian Karlsson heals from an injury.


The announcement was made just moments ago on the group’s social media pages, referencing two torn ligaments by Karlsson sustained during a performance in Seoul, Korea last weekend.

Karlsson: “I’m heartbroken to have to cancel upcoming performances, and deeply apologize to our fans. I’ll be taking this time to fully recover and look forward to seeing you all back on the road with Linus as soon as possible.”

The duo’s next scheduled performance was next Friday, November 8, in Baltimore, followed by stops in Louisville, KY and Charlotte, NC. The latter two shows are already listed as cancelled; Friday’s show should follow suit soon.

See the announcement below.

Update.

Posted by Galantis on Friday, November 1, 2019

 

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The Best DJ Costumes From Halloween 2019

Halloween is one of the biggest holidays in America as families, adults, and children go out and have fun dressed up in a myriad assortment of characters. It’s no different for DJs and musicians, who find themselves in front of hundreds to tens of thousands of fans on Halloween each year.


This year, everyone from Dillon Francis to Rezz to Ekali dressed up and took advantage of the holiday spirit to keep themselves and the fans entertained. Check out some of our favorite DJ costumes below!

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So Critical Just Dropped a Remix of Halogenix's 'Blej' out of Nowhere...

So Critical Just Dropped a Remix of Halogenix’s ‘Blej’ out of Nowhere…

The bass music world has been somewhat fascinated with the comings and goings of Ivy Lab and Halogenix since their split in early 2018. Ivy Lab, now comprised of Stray and Sabre, were a bit quiet at first but are now working to take their sound in new directions with lots of collabs on their 20/20 imprint, including tracks on Amon Tobin/Two Fingers’s upcoming album. Halogenix, however, hit the ground running with a literal gallery of tracks and collabs and his first solo album on Critical, Deep News. 


What was interesting about Deep News (aside from the beats and engineering, of course) was that Halogenix declared quite firmly with the album that he wasn’t abandoning halftime, as many fans assumed. A full five tracks on Deep News were halftime, including a VIP of one of Halogenix’s most popular pre-Ivy Lab split D&B tracks, Blej. In the VIP, Halogenix stretched out the minimal beat, added some hip hop elements and made the synths glitchier and darker than the original. It created a whole new feel to the track and those sent fans and critics who thought they had solo Halogenix pegged reeling.

Today, with no prior warning, Critical dropped yet another remix of “Blej” by Fade Black to the shock and joy of the bass world and heads up: it’s completely different from both the halftime and the original versions. We’re back to 174 with this remix but the big question is which stems did Fad Black use to make this

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Swedish House Mafia Members Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso Wipe Instagram Feeds

Remember when Swedish House Mafia completely wiped their Instagram account?


This was following the group’s 2018 reunion at Ultra Music Festival, just before they announced a wave of special shows and festival performances. The silent, almost cryptic message was hinting at something bigger. No one could have anticipated what Swedish House Mafia had planned.

Over a year later, it’s happening again. Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso have mysteriously wiped their Instagram accounts, leading many to believe they’re gearing up for something big (again). Interestingly enough, photos on Axwell‘s feed haven’t been deleted — at least not yet.

This could mean a number of things, or nothing at all. However, the chances that this is a coincidence are highly unlikely considering how strategic these artists are. The possibilities are endless.

What fans are really hoping for is new music. Recently Swedish House Mafia’s unreleased track “It Gets Better” was registered with ASCAP.

For now, we’re in the dark — but keep your eyes locked on their socials for more hints.

H/T: We Rave You | Photo via Rukes.com

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KANDY Releases Latest Crossover Single, "Let Me Down," via Thrive Music

KANDY Releases Latest Crossover Single, “Let Me Down,” via Thrive Music

KANDY just released his latest crossover single today on Thrive Music, coined “Let Me Down.”


Starting with a sound and vocals that evoke a memory of early ’00s R&B, it quickly jumps into a driving rhythm with a bouncy house beat. It’s this sort of natural crossover that makes KANDY stand out from his peers who aren’t nearly as adept at blending pop and house.

Of course, this is just the latest of KANDY’s tunes to make a splash, as his biggest single to date “Keeping Secrets,” also via Thrive Music, topped the Billboard charts at #33.

Check out “Let Me Down” below and help get it even higher!

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DJ Mag Reveals Alternative Top 100 DJs 2019, Based On Beatport Sales

DJ Mag Reveals Alternative Top 100 DJs 2019, Based On Beatport Sales

This year, as it has for the past few years, the DJ Mag Top 100 generated a heaping amount of hate and criticism of the popular publication, putting into question the list’s legitimacy and relevancy in the scene today. In response to this, last year, DJ Mag partnered with Beatport for a new, alternative, techno-centric Top 100 list.


The list is “generated by combining Top 100 DJs voting data with techno and house sales data from the world’s largest online electronic music shop.”

DJ Mag brought the list back again this year with much the same results, except with a few big new names in the top 10: Fisher, Charlotte De Witte, and Peggy Gou. These three have has a massive 2019 and their place in the top 10 definitely reflects it.

Check out the alternative top 100 below, and let us know what you think of this list versus the main Top 100.

1. Carl Cox
2. Adam Beyer
3. Claptone
4. Nina Kraviz
5. Fisher
6. Richie Hawtin
7. Charlotte De Witte
8. Peggy Gou
9. Boris Brejcha
10. Marco Carola
11. Solardo
12. Black Coffee
13. Paul Kalkbrenner
14. Solomun
15. Sven Väth
16. Maceo Plex
17. Fatboy Slim
18. Green Velvet
19. Amelie Lens
20. Kölsch
21. Camelphat
22. Loco Dice
23. Seth Troxler
24. Jamie Jones
25. Hot Since 82
26. Tale Of Us
27. Mark Knight
28. Sasha Down
29. Kerri Chandler
30. Ellen Alien
31. Joris Voorn
32. The Black

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Tomorrowland Reveals 5-LP Box Set In Celebration Of 15 Years

Tomorrowland’s 15th anniversary celebrations continue on long after the festival has concluded. Earlier this month, the festival hosted a special ‘Our Story’ live stream, and more recently, revealed a limited edition collaboration on a special bottle of rum.


Now, the festival is releasing a limited edition 5-LP box set of iconic anthems from the festival’s history. All the tunes that made Tomorrowland special and ones that were premiered exclusively at the Belgian event will be presented in this set, though a specific tracklist is not yet available.

The box set is being released worldwide November 29; price and terms are still to be revealed, as well.

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[PREMIERE] Code Pandorum Impossibly Takes ATLiens & EDDIE's "Closer" Even Deeper In New Remix

[PREMIERE] Code Pandorum Impossibly Takes ATLiens & EDDIE’s “Closer” Even Deeper In New Remix

When ATLiens and EDDIE first dropped “Closer” from the Ghost Planet EP earlier this year, it was already one of the darkest and deepest songs I’ve heard in a long time. The minimalism and tenor of the bass contribute heavily to also giving it one of the creepiest sound profiles ever. What I never expected was that another producer could come in and make it even darker and even creepier… then again, it’s Code Pandorum, so why am I not surprised?


Code Pandorum takes the minimalist original and lights a fire under it, giving it more depth and variety in the synths and bass. All of the elements of the roots remain, but CP puts it all through the ringer as he warps and molds each little element to his own design. The result is a devilish dubstep banger that will have even the most seasoned headbangers stopping for a moment to ask, “What the actual fuck?”

“This remix is probably one of my favorites I did so far,” says Code Pandorum. “ATLiens posted the music video of ‘Closer’ with EDDIE and I was instantly inspired. The dark eerie vibe really got me and I directly had a vision for the remix. You dare to move a little closer..?”

Check out the remix below, and listen to the full remix pack here. Check out ATLiens on tour if you get the chance!

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Rage Against The Machine Reuniting, Confirmed First Coachella Headliner For 2020

Just one day after My Chemical Romance announced their first reunion show in seven years, Rage Against The Machine has announced a reunion tour after eight years with five shows planned in 2020.


The news came via a new Instagram account that has since been verified as legitimate. Forbes confirmed, Wayne Kamemoto, a longtime associate of the band just said, “The band’s social media is accurate.”

The band hasn’t played together since their 2011 L.A. Rising show at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Guitarist Tom Morello, drummer Brad Wilk and bassist Tim Commerford teamed with Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real for Prophets Of Rage in May 2016. Frontman Zack de la Rocha has also reportedly been working on some solo material, though the last time he released anything was also in 2016.

Two of the dates revealed will be at Coachella, confirming them as the first headliners revealed for 2020. It will be interesting to see how the landscape of the festival changes with a more punk-centric and divisive headliner.

See the post and all dates below. Tickets will be available here.

 

Photo via Rukes.com

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