Above & Beyond Made 30 Tracks While Writing Common Ground

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Above & Beyond Made 30 Tracks While Writing Common Ground

The day we have all been anticipating for well over a year is finally here. Above & Beyond‘s fourth studio album, “”, has ficially been released on the trio’s own Anjunabeats label.

The English trance group comprised Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki is known for producing music that brings people together. Their music brings fans to tears, and you can ten see attendees their live shows hugging, laughing, and crying, all at the same time.

McGuinness says that “Common Ground”much like their previous albums, “Group Therapy and “We Are All We Need“, features songs written about life. Their songs aren’t necessarily the typical party music associated with the electronic dance genre, and that is why we love them.

Listening to this album all the way through gave us all the “feels” for nearly a full hour. It features 8 brand new tracks and 5 previously released singles. And if that wasn’t enough, on #ASOT850 yesterday, Jono Grant revealed that A&B actually made 30 additional songs in the process creating “Common Ground”.

Grant even added, “We got quite a bit to release still”. Best news ever! In addition to the beautiful album that is “Common Ground”, fans can look forward to hearing even more music in the (hopefully) near future.

Above & Beyond will also premiere their documentary, “Above & Beyond Acoustic: Giving Up The Day Job” in New York City on January 30th at Chelsea Cinepolis with a Q&A following the screening. The film follows their 2016 tour for “Acoustic II“, which is the second acoustic album released by the group.

We can’t wait to hear all their tracks live on the “Common Ground” tour. While the tour kicked f on December 29th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the first full leg began yesterday in Philadelphia.

If you haven’t heard the album in its entirety, what are you waiting for? Give it a listen and soak up all the feels!


Elektron announce new FM hardware synth: Watch

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Elektron have announced a new eight-voice multitimbral FM synth called the Digitone. Featuring a multimode filter, two assignable LFOs per voice, multiple FM algorithms and Elektron’s famous sequencer including their parameter lock mode, the Digitone allows users to sequence up to four synth tracks and four MIDI tracks at a time.

Priced at £699, the effects have been carried over from the Digitakt including panoramic chorus, saturated delay and supervoid reverbs on either sends or returns. The unit is fully Overbridge compatible for control from your DAW and features guest presets from Mark Fell, Blush Response, DivKid and more.

If you’re budget can’t stretch to the Digitone, but you’re still keen for some FM tones, Korg’s Volca FM might be for you. For software folk, Arturia’s latest V-Collection includes the classic Yamaha DX7. 


Tomorrowland Closes Out Big Week of 2018 Lineup Announcements

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To close out the week, Tomorrowland announced waves 4 and 5 its 2018 lineup. Some notable artists that have been announced for wave 4 are Above & BeyondMarkus Schulz, Oliver Heldens, the world famous trance artist Paul Oakenfold, Simon Patterson, and W&W. 

Friday’s 5th wave added names like Andrew Rayel, Claude Vonstroke, Klingande, Nicky Romero, Sasha, Seven Lions, and Tiesto. If you wanna see the daily and stage breakdowns they are being updated live at Tomorrowland’s website . So far both weekends are looking stacked in their own rights.



Claude VonStroke Drops A Wild Music Video For His New Single

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Claude VonStroke Drops A Wild Music Video For His New Single

It is rare that we get music videos in the dance world, aside from big names that have massive budgets. Well today, fans get a real treat. Dirtybird head honco Claude VonStroke just released the eccentric music video for his new single featuring Bruno FurlanThe Book Is On The Table‘. The funky house track is on the Dirtybird Campout  that recently released in anticipation the label’s upcoming in a couple short weeks. The music video is a simple yet wild visual journey that takes you through what I can only assume is VonStroke’s backyard, flashing a light on some seriously vivacious characters.

It all begins with a wizard who has to pee really bad. While he sneaks f to take a leak, the wizard leaves his book spells on a table with a seemingly drunk guy who then unlocks its power and attracts whimsical characters who react with every weird bone in their body. Camp councilors sporting the colors and attire from Dirtybird Campout dance, jump, and laugh amongst crazy grannies, mascots, and everything inbetween. The wizard doesnt notice any this chaos going on behind him until he finally finishes his business.

Don’t believe me? Watch and see for yourself. ‘The Book is on the Table’ music video is out now.


Julian Jordan Is Starting Off 2018 With His New Single 'Ghost'

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Julian Jordan Is Starting Off 2018 With His New Single 'Ghost'

Julian Jordan – Ghost

Dutch DJ/Producer Julian Jordan is starting 2018 f with a dance tracked called ‘Ghost‘. Known for producing tracks with Martin Garrix like ‘BFAM‘ and ‘Welcome‘ from Garrix’s Seven EP, Julian is a regular at festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival and Tomorrowland. He even had a residency at the legendary Omnia Nightclub in Vegas, joining names like Garrix and Calvin Harris. In 2016, Julian Jordan was also nominated for Best Dutch Act at the 2016 MTV EMAs.

‘Ghost’ is reminiscent the electro house style you hear from Hardwell and Martin Garrix, but different from Jordan’s other ferings. He recently launched his own label GOLDKID records, covering peak-time anthems and electronic pop. Accounting for the diversity in his music, and advice to new producers, Julian says

Julian Jordan – Ghost


Scientists have sent a giant disco ball into space

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Scientists have sent a giant disco ball into space so large that it will be visible to the naked eye from all inhabited parts of Earth.

The massive reflective sphere is the creation of American start-up firm Rocket Lab and has been named the Humanity Star. It took flight 21st January from Mahia, New Zealand, where the team has developed the world’s first private orbital launch range.

The ‘disco ball’ is a one-meter-tall carbon-fiber geodesic sphere made up of 65 highly-reflective panels. In space, it will spin, reflecting sun’s light back to earth creating a flashing effect in the sky.

Orbiting Earth every 90 minutes, the sphere will be most visible in the United States during the twilight hours starting in late-February and March.

“No matter where you are in the world, or what is happening in your life, everyone will be able to see the Humanity Star in the night sky,” Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck said in a statement. “For us to thrive and survive, we need to make big decisions in the context of humanity as a whole, not in the context of individuals, organizations or even nations. …We must come together as a species to solve the really big issues like climate change and resource shortages.”

Humanity Star is anticipated to circle the globe for 9 months. Track the orbit here.

The massive reflecting orb follows music shot into space by Sónar Festival.

More than a novelty concept, Rocket Lab is working to remove barriers to commercial space and provide frequent launch opportunities to international partners.

For those that are fans of the dancefloor and have a knack for engineering and science, Rocket Lab is actually hiring.


Illenium Debuts Music Video for 'Crawl Outta Love'

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Illenium Debuts Music Video for 'Crawl Outta Love'Nick Miller, the man behind Illenium, released the music video for his track ‘Crawl Outta Love’ today. Without a doubt, 2017 was a career-defining year for Illenium. It was a year which saw the melodic bass producer release his sophomore album Awake, (topping charts globally), win Remix the Year at the first , and sell out the majority his first ever fully live ‘Awake Tour’.

The video for ‘Crawl Outta Love’ is full beautiful drone shots. Additionally, if you follow any his previous releases this video follows the imagery the and single artwork.

By the same token, the somber tone the track is perfectly captured through the mystical fog, serving as a visual and metaphorical representation the multitude difficulties involved in leaving behind someone significant personal importance.

Featuring the perfect mixture gorgeous scenery and symbolism, the video thoroughly enhances the emotions evoked throughout the breakup ballad.

Catch the video below!

 


The Eagles Used A Song By Alexander Lewis In Their New Video

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The Eagles Used A Song By Alexander Lewis In Their New Video

The Philadelphia Eagles have made it back to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2004. So inevitably the hype around them is going to build and they do that through promo videos. If you haven’t seen promo videos like Tom Brady’s in the playfs, they are short videos players and teams made to get their fan bases motivated and hyped for the upcoming big game. This time the Eagles have smartly chosen a big track, “March” by Alexander Lewis to be the soundtrack to their video.

They will certainly be Marching towards the big game in a little over a week as they play the New England Patriots who is also the team they played in their last Super Bowl that they lost. With trap music already being pretty heavy and bass-driven, it’s easy to see why people would use that kind music for motivation. Check out the video below.


Eric Prydz, Armin, Carl Cox are hitting Ultra Europe this summer

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Eric Prydz, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox and Afrojack have been tapped to perform at Ultra Europe. The festival runs 6th through 8th July in Split, Croatia.

The remainder of the Phase One announce includes festival mainstage cornerstones Steve Angello, Alesso, Axwell // Ingrosso, Hardwell, and David Guetta. Marco Carola, Galantis, The Chainsmokers, DJ Snake and Marshmello complete the initial phase.

A number of events surround the festival. On 5th July, a welcome party pops at Giraffe Palm Beach House. Following the festival, Destination Ultra touts a Brač Regatta (9th July), “the greatest pool party on earth”  (10th July) and the always much-anticipated RESISTANCE concept on 11th July.

In 2017, 120,000 attendees from 148 countries imbibed on the week’s worth of stellar showcases.

Check out the announce video and bill below. Secure your tickets here.

Eric Prydz, Armin, Carl Cox are hitting Ultra Europe this summer


Like Mike From DVLM Releases First Solo Single 'Memories'

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Like Mike – Memories

Like Mike has released a brand new single, ‘Memories’. One half Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Michael Thivaios has decided to go solo on this project. The single is available for free or you can stream it on Spotify.

‘Memories’ is the opposite what we know to be the big room DVLM sound. ‘Memories’ is a down-tempo progressive house track. This song is perfect to relax to, or to listen while driving at night. The main vocals come from no other than Michael who has previously sang on ‘Stay a While’ by the duo.

Michael has stated that he has about three albums worth unreleased music. Additionally, these songs get thrown to the side since it does not have the potential for an ficial release. Will we ever get to hear all those unreleased songs? Maybe, but for the moment you can enjoy this newest single.

Download ‘Memories’ or stream it down below:  

 


The Museum of Modern Electronic Music is opening this year

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The Museum of Modern Electronic Music (MOMEM) has confirmed it will be opening its doors this year. Located in Frankfurt, DE, the museum celebrates the sound’s gear, techniques, culture and essential artists and cultivators.

The brainchild of Alex Azary (of Technoclub and Club XS), Talla 2XLC (of Technoclub) and Stefan Weil (Atelier Markgraph), MOMEM will be situated in a former Children’s museum in the city’s famous Hauptwache plaza.

According to the museum’s floor plan, visitors can explore various electronic music styles, wardrobe wearables, the pivotal technology, cultural artwork and the influences upon entering through the Sonic Gateway.

No exact open date has been revealed. More details can be found on the museum’s website. A call remains open for donations.

For those looking to explore the history of dance music, add the Space Ibiza museum in San Antonio to your list.

Explore the video below courtesy of Electronic Beats.

The Museum of Modern Electronic Music is opening this year


Ibiza authorities are banning disposable plastics

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Ibiza authorities continued their pledge to beautify the White Isle’s beaches with a ban on disposable plastics. The ban is set to take effect by 2020.

A recent report by Greenpeace states that the Mediterranean alone has accumulated 1,455 tonnes of plastic with 75 percent of rubbish collected on Spanish beaches being made of plastic.

According to a regional publication The Local, the ban includes plastic cups, straws, disposable lighters and even coffee machine capsules (ex: Keurig pods).

“Our territory is limited and environmentally sensitive, while an economy mainly based on tourism sends the use of such items spiralling”, explained Sebastiá Sansó, director general of the region’s environmental department. “We want to be fully recyclable by 2020.”

The announcement follows other legislation meant to enhance sustainability of the island and control the type of tourism taking place across the Balearic islands. Restrictions on open-air music venues, enhanced noise ordinances, and even an alcohol ban on incoming flights have been either approved or discussed by local officials.

While no financial impact report has been provided, the ban on plastics could likely impact the availability of water within the island’s dancing destinations.