Bassnectar - Bass Head (Birthdayy Partyy Remix)

Filed by tr21ktr21k

Birthdayy Partyy just won’t stop. They continue to release tracks at about a two week pace, although they’ve managed to squeeze in a few extra releases along the way since their launch in the first month this year. Fast forward to now and they’ve cleared a dozen releases and played EDC Las Vegas, with Spring Awakening just around the corner. Their latest release is a flip Bassnectar’s classic “Bass Head” that got so many people into dubstep. Now it’s been turned into a bassy house gem that you can download for free. Worth it? 100%.

Boston Bun - "Spread Love" (Paddington) Feat. DNVO

Filed by Abbey ShoreAbbey Shore

Ed Banger Records artist Boston Bun is spreading his wings, singing his latest record to Big Beat. Last week he unveiled a new summertime jam, ‘Spread Love (Paddington)’ and it’s just as funky as we’d expect from the fun loving producer. In collaboration with Justice collaborator DVNO, the pair have us grooving right into the work week. Check it out below! 

Heads Up: NSW Police issue warning to Above & Beyond attendees

Filed by Ellamae AlewineEllamae Alewine

NSW Police have warned punters attending the forthcoming Above & Beyond headline this weekend, Saturday June 9th at the Sydney Showground that they will be out in numbers along with drug detection dogs.

After causing a stir denying patrons entry to a recent after being searched (regardless being drug free) to a recent HSU event, a shared on their ficial Facebook page has confirmed the same rules will be in place on Saturday night.

According to the post, “drug detection dogs will patrol the venue and can detect the presence prohibited drugs or someone who has recently had drugs on them. If a dog makes an indication you will be denied entry.”

They added that “Police will exclude any person from the venue that the drug dog indicates has or who has recently had drugs on them, regardless whether drugs are located.” Rough.

Read the full statement below. Is this fair from the cops?

Police are warning patrons attending the ‘Above and Beyond’ music festival at Sydney this weekend that drug detection dogs will be at the venue.

The event will run from 6pm until midnight on Saturday (9 June 2018), at the Sydney Showground.

Police warn that drug detection dogs will patrol the venue and can detect the presence prohibited drugs or someone who has recently had drugs on them. If a dog makes an indication you will be denied entry.

South West Metropolitan Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Peter Thurtell said the message from police is simple – don’t bring prohibited drugs to the event.

“These dance parties can be a dangerous environment, particularly when alcohol and illegal drugs are involved.

“We all know there is no quality control in the production illicit drugs and you are putting your life at risk.

“Police will exclude any person from the venue that the drug dog indicates has or who has recently had drugs on them, regardless whether drugs are located.

“Quite simply, if you handle or use drugs you will not be permitted to remain at the venue.

“We encourage young people to come along and enjoy the event, we don’t want bad behaviour to spoil the atmosphere or create an unsafe environment.

“Poor choices can have serious consequences and we urge all people attending this festival to remain safe, look after your friends, and don’t risk your health or your good reputation,” said Assistant Commissioner Thurtell.

Nils Frahm surprises us with new 5 track EP

Filed by Yun PinkertonYun Pinkerton

Boasting a career spanning over 20 years, Nils Frahm continues to prove himself as one the most relevant and polarising modern day composers around, fusing minimalist composition with f kilter electronic soundscapes. Following his latest album All Melody earlier this year, the hard working producer/composer has returned briskly with Encores 1, a collection tracks that feel as raw as they’re masterfully crafted.

The EP begins with ‘The Roughest Trade’, a delightful series melancholic melodies that effortlessly flow into one another, bearing a sense unpredictability that segways into ‘Ringing’, a delicate ensemble ascending melodies that illustrate feelings anxiety just as much as tranquillity. The funeral paced ‘To Thomas’ carries a similar feeling, honing in more on the minor key side Frahm, a feeling that transitions into ‘The Dane’, a beautiful melody that dips in an out the light and dark. Lastly, we are brought to ‘Harmonium in the Well’, the epic 11 minute finale that sees Nils ditching the piano all together in favour a harmonium that emits a sombre bed interweaving chords. As the track reaches it’s crescendo, the track evolves into an epic soundscape reverberated sound that eventually brings the track to it’s climax.

‘Encore 1’ is out now Erased Tapes records, check it out below.

RL Grime wants you to remix his new track!

Filed by Kelli MichelsonKelli Michelson

Following the release his latest track ‘I Wanna Know’ featuring Pennsylvania vocalist Daya, powerhouse producer RL Grime has teamed up with music marketing company Wavo to give away stems for his latest single for producers worldwide to remix it, in a contest to win a variety prizes.

According to the website, the winner gets a premiere for their remix published on Dancing Astronaut, a lifetime Wavo pro membership and an RL Grime merch pack. Whilst additional merch is up for grabs for the 2nd and 3rd runners up. The winner the competition will be judged by a panel on overall votes, production quality and creativity. Contestants have until the 9th July at 11:59 PST to complete their remixes before the winner is announced at a later date. If you’re not one the lucky ones, don’t be discouraged, as your track will still get noticed the higher up the chart you get.

Download the stems for ‘I Wanna Know’ , and good luck!

Spotify Cancels Hateful Conduct Policy As It Was Near Impossible To Implement

Filed by Joe NoletteJoe Nolette

A few weeks ago Spotify started to remove artist’s music from its curated playlists for their behavior in their lives outside music. R. Kelly was one artist removed from playlists due to his history sexual assault, and sex cult organization allegations. XXXTentacion was also removed due to his ongoing trial involving domestic abuse. While we in no way condone these behaviors, we felt that Spotify was barking up the wrong tree with their new policy.

In short – a lot great artists also have done some pretty questionable things in the past. So who is to say that one’s behavior is worthy reprimand while other’s is excusable because the passage time. Other critics the policy noted artists from Dr. Dre to Led Zepplin could also technically violate the hateful conduct policy. I mean Jimmy Page was dating a 14-year-old for like A LONG TIME.

Spotify Rescinds Hateful Conduct Policy

In a statement released Spotify summed up their decision to cancel the policy as “We don’t aim to play judge and jury”. Again while Spotify had their hearts in the right place, in the end, the policy left a lot gray areas. These gray areas, unfortunately, meant that Spotify would have to play judge, jury, and executioner. In the end, it is the public’s decision to choose who they listen to, despite artist’s past, present or future decisions. Read the full policy update below.

Spotify Updates Hateful Conduct Policy

Spotify recently shared a new policy around hate content and conduct. And while we believe our intentions were good, the language was too vague, we created confusion and concern, and didn’t spend enough time getting input from our own team and key partners before sharing new guidelines.

It’s important to note that our policy had two parts. The first was related to promotional decisions in the rare cases the most extreme artist controversies. As some have pointed out, this language was vague and left too many elements open to interpretation. We created concern that an allegation might affect artists’ chances landing on a Spotify playlist and negatively impact their future. Some artists even worried that mistakes made in their youth would be used against them.

That’s not what Spotify is about. We don’t aim to play judge and jury. We aim to connect artists and fans – and Spotify playlists are a big part how we do that. Our playlist editors are deeply rooted in their respective cultures, and their decisions focus on what music will positively resonate with their listeners. That can vary greatly from culture to culture, and playlist to playlist. Across all genres, our role is not to regulate artists. Therefore, we are moving away from implementing a policy around artist conduct.

The second part our policy addressed hate content. Spotify does not permit content whose principal purpose is to incite hatred or violence against people because their race, religion, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. As we’ve done before, we will remove content that violates that standard. We’re not talking about fensive, explicit, or vulgar content – we’re talking about hate speech.

We will continue to seek ways to impact the greater good and further the industry we all care so much about. We believe Spotify has an opportunity to help push the broader music community forward through conversation, collaboration and action. We’re committed to working across the artist and advocacy communities to help achieve that.

Madeon Finally Uploads His EVIL Edit Of 'Shelter' As A Free Download

Filed by Jenette DanieleJenette Daniele

Madeon and Porter Robinson’s collaborative single, ‘Shelter’, and tour the same name was one the musical highlights 2016. It was the in-between time that separated the Worlds era Porter and Virtual Self. It was the time where we saw Madeon mature from boy-wonder to full out dance music superstar. It was a golden era in modern day electronic music. The single released by the duo which gave life to so much more is still hailed as a classic. Now the plot thickens.

Madeon Drops EVIL Edit Shelter

REZZ seemed to have gotten her hands on an EVIL remix ‘Shelter’ at one point which she played out in her sets. The dark and ominous tone the song was a far cry from the light and airy original. The harsh unexpected bass section clashed with fans anticipated euphoric release. It was a different song. It was dark, but it was oh so good.

Finally, Madeon has made the evil edit shelter available to fans all over the world as a free download. You can download the edit here. Take a listen below.

Featured Photo By Joseph D’Oria

A Typo From The EDC Week Twitter Has Fans Thinking EDC Week 2019 Will Be A Month Long

Filed by Bunny RobertiBunny Roberti

I know it is hard to return to normal after a mega festival such as EDC Las Vegas. After I got home from Ultra I was not normal for like 3 weeks, and I am totally sober. So I cannot imagine how it is readjusting after a week partying. It seems that whoever is running the EDC Week Twitter account is also riding the struggle bus…even though the event wrapped up over two weeks ago. Fans were obviously quick to jump on the typo and make light it.

EDC Week 2019 – Now EDC MONTH? Probably Not.

EDC Week sent out a tweet thanking fans just an hour ago and announced the dates for EDC Week 2019. Well kind , as the dates they released spanned an ENTIRE 5 WEEKS. From a few days before EDC Las Vegas 2019 on May 17th-19th, until late June. Well, obviously this is a typo. But the weird thing here is that EDC Week usually is the week leading up to and the weekend including the festival. Even if the Twitter user meant to put May 22nd, it still wouldn’t make much sense.

While we still have to imagine that this is a simple mistake. Most followers the account immediately replied explaining that if this was, in fact, a reality they would most likely die at some point in the second week. Or maybe EDC is going to low key take over Vegas for an entire month? Only time will tell, check out the Tweet below. We included a screenshot in case the tweet gets deleted.

A Typo From The EDC Week Twitter Has Fans Thinking EDC Week 2019 Will Be A Month Long

EDIT: It has been fixed, EDC Week is still just a week folks! See you next year in the dessert!

Don Diablo Teases Major New Release Coming In August [DETAILS INSIDE]

Filed by Donte DishnerDonte Dishner

Don Diablo is one the most talented producers in the game. You really cannot dispute the claim when you look at his following, release schedule and chart placement. Don knows what the people want and he goes very out his way to give it to them. I had the privilege to sit down with Don Diablo at Miami Music Week this year and something he said has kept me thinking for two months now. Today I finally got some answers, as did the legions Hexagonians waiting for the next big Don Diablo announcement.

Don Diablo Announces FutureXL

I asked Don in our interview what was next for him. It is a fairly common question that just about every interviewer can attest is a crucial follow up. Don laughed before responding “Oh I drop a massive album full never before heard records like two months ago, and you still want to know what’s next?”, he continued to chuckle and followed up his joke with the sentiment, “I can’t go into a bunch detail but we have some really cool stuff planned for the rest 2018.”

Today Don took to social media to announce that FutureXL will be making its debut coming August 12th. This is exciting news. But uhhh wait. What is FutureXL? Well that is part the fun. Nobody is quite sure yet. If I had to make an educated guess I would say an extended release the album, potentially with releases, or even new tracks. Only time will tell though, and Don has promised details will emerge soon. Check out the teaser below.

Steve Angello Echoes Axwell and Ingrosso On Swedish House Mafia Tour: "In 2019, We're Back."

Filed by Elsa MajewskiElsa Majewski

It has been over two months since Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell took the stage at Ultra Music Festival to reunite as Swedish House Mafia. The set was legendary. Not only did they play all the hits, but they also debuted new music. Some which would be featured on Steve Angello’s magus opus, Human, while others are still to see the light day.

One thing stayed on fan’s minds after the performance though. Was the reunion Swedish House Mafia a one-f for the 20th anniversary Ultra? Or would the group begin touring once again?

Axwell and Ingrosso Stoke The Flames Of Swedish House Mafia Tour Rumors

Last week Axwell//Ingrosso played a set in Brooklyn to a packed house. During their set, the duo reignited suspicions a coming Swedish House Mafia tour by saying “We may have to cancel the Swedish House Mafia 2019 show, I don’t know if New York City is ready for Swedish House Mafia!”.

Well I mean, for me that is all I needed to hear in order to determine that SHM was, in fact, going to return to the touring circuit in 2019 but still, more information would soon become available.

Steve Angello Confirms The Swedish House Mafia Tour Rumors

This week in an interview with Swedish media outlet, Sydsvenska, Steve Angello was asked the interview question he knew he couldn’t avoid. So would Swedish House Mafia return to touring in 2019? He answered, “Obviously we are going to be back”. There you have it folks, confirmation from all three members Swedish House Mafia.

It seems that the guys have been both tired the rumor mill and being hounded by fans and reporters alike. Steve also mentioned that not many details for the 2019 run have been nailed down, but indicated that a few dates are confirmed. Get ready world, SHM is back in 2019, and coming to a city near you.

Next, we just need Daft Punk to return to touring!

"Sax On The Beach" Teams Party Pupils With Big G's Dominic Lalli

Filed by Yun PinkertonYun Pinkerton

What happens when you pair one the most prominent sax players in the EDM world with a duo consisting an amazing vocalist and producer? Party Pupils (aka MAX and RyanEXOE) with the help from Dominic Lalli from Big Gigantic have recently released the cleverly titled track “Sax On The Beach”. This Future Funk track is guaranteed to get you dancing on the first listen. Dominic kicks f the track with his saxy skills, and lets the smooth vocals MAX slide over the funky melody. The verses from MAX deliver a lovely balance seduction and energy. “Sax On The Beach” is a no-brainer for anyone who looking to add a quality track to their summertime playlist!

Party Pupils – “Sax On The Beach” is available now Dim Mak!

Marshmello Opens Up Red Rocks Show By Revealing His True Identity

Filed by Ellamae AlewineEllamae Alewine

WHO IS MARSHMELLO. Well, let’s be real…we all kind know at this point. But let’s all ignore that to continue having fun. Marshmello returned to Red Rocks this past weekend to a sold out crowd all ages. Marshmello has done an incredible job merging in many different genres to dance music, making the sound more accessible than ever before. Young, old, and course 20-somethings all enjoyed Marshmello throwing down at Red Rocks, but it was his opening that got most people talking.

Will Farrell Shows Up At Red Rocks

Will Farrell has been in on the Marshmello joke before this weekend at Red Rocks, but it doesn’t make it any less hilarious when he pops up unexpectedly. He took over the visual screen behind Marshmello to explain to the crowd that he is, in fact, and has been all along, Marshmello.

Fans loved the surprise. Check out the full clip below. If you are still unsure who Marshmello is…in a way, we are all Marshmello but you can always check out the real details here.