Kanye West Drops New Track Off ‘Yandhi’ & Details SNL Performance

The year of Kanye West is upon us. He’s still riding the wave of two successful EP releases, ye and Kids See Ghosts, and he’s already hitting us with more new music. Behold, the leading track from Yandhi at least part of it.

His forthcoming album will be released on Saturday night. In addition, the rapper has plans to perform on the season premiere of SNL on September 29th to break the tracks in properly.

“We’re releasing Yandhi Saturday night,” he tweeted. “We know it will come in number 2 to my brother Lil Wayne and that’s lovely,” he said in reference to Lil Wayne’s long-awaited Tha Carter V.

“The universe needs Ye and Wayne music at the same time.”

The new album Yandhi is expected as a followup to Yeezus, based on the name and artwork. Kanye West is also working with Chance the Rapper on an album called Good Ass Job, which was originally supposed to be a title of one of his own. On top of it all, he’s says Watch the Throne 2 with Jay-Z is “coming soon.”

Hear the first listen below and check back here to listen to Yandhi in full when it drops.

YANDHI 9 29 18

YANDHI IS RELEASING THIS SATURDAY pic.twitter.com/ysqMrtc1RP

— ye (@kanyewest) September 27, 2018

we’re releasing Yandhi Saturday night

We know it will come in number 2 to my brother Lil Wayne and that’s lovely

The universe needs Ye and Wayne music at the same time

— ye (@kanyewest) September 27, 2018

In addition to everything else, Kanye West will now formally be known as just Ye. So buckle up.

the being formally known as Kanye West

I am YE

— ye (@kanyewest) September 29, 2018

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Senators Address Ticketmaster CEO, Seek Response By Oct. 5th

Senators are calling on Ticketmaster following the investigative report that revealed an apparent mass scalping / resale program. Specifically, Senators Jerry Moran and Richard Blumenthal have addressed Ticketmaster CEO Michael Rapino in light of the recent allegations against his company.

Moran and Blumenthal jointly helped pass the BOTS Act, an effort to limit the use of bots in ticket purchasing. Now, they want to know specifics about Ticketmaster’s operations and how the resale program TradeDesk is used.

“Citing examples of TradeDesk users moving up to several million tickets per year” — the letter below states — “the allegations of the harms to consumers made in this piece are serious and deserve immediate attention.”

If Ticketmaster is indeed colluding with scalpers, it will undoubtedly damage the integrity of the company, in betraying ticket buyers everywhere.

The senators seek a response by October 5th. Read the letter below via Rolling Stone.

Senators’ Letter To Ticketmaster CEO

Dear Mr. Rapino:

CBC News reported on September 19th that Ticketmaster, the live-event ticket sales and distribution subsidiary of Live Nation Entertainment, recruits and employs professional ticket scalpers to circumvent the ticket purchasing limits on its own primary ticket sales platform in an effort to expand its ticket resale division. According to the article, Ticketmaster utilizes a professional reseller program called TradeDesk, which provides a web-based inventory for scalpers to effectively purchase large quantities of tickets from Ticketmaster’s primary ticket sales website and resell these tickets for higher prices on its own resale platform. Citing examples of TradeDesk users moving up to several million tickets per year, the allegations of the harms to consumers made in this piece are serious and deserve immediate attention.

Given our ongoing interest in protecting consumers from unfair and deceptive practices, we seek clarification on the use of this program. The enacted Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act of 2016 prohibits the “circumvention of a security measure, access control system, or other technological control or measure on an Internet website or online service that is used by the ticket issuer to enforce posted event ticket purchasing limits or to maintain the integrity of posted online ticket purchasing order rule.” Please provide responses to the following questions:

Describe the event ticket purchasing limits that Ticketmaster currently employs for sales on its primary ticket sales platform. Additionally, how does the company identify computer programs used to circumvent these purchasing limits?

Do Ticketmaster’s ticket purchasing limits and associated detection practices apply to users of its online program, TradeDesk? If not, please explain.

What are the specific rules and processes of compliance for participating TradeDesk users as it relates to ticket purchasing limits and other relevant consumer protection priorities? Please share any documents and guidance materials that are provided to TradeDesk users.

What role does Ticketmaster’s Professional Reseller Handbook play in deterring its resellers from engaging in illegal ticket purchasing activities?

Please provide your written response as soon as possible, but no later than 5 p.m. on October 5, 2018. Thank you for your prompt attention to this important matter.

 

Source: Rolling Stone

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Zedd Remixes Shawn Mendes’ “Lost In Japan” For Another Pop Hit

Zedd and Shawn Mendes have been contemplating a collaboration since July, but in the meantime, the producer has just dropped a remix of the latter’s funky, soulful single “Lost In Japan.”

Mendes has just the kind of voice that works well with Zedd’s style of poppy production, at least now that he’s left his Clarity style in the dust. A lot of the hallmarks of Zedd’s production are on display here: the ticking clock samples, the mildly auto-tuned and harmonized vocals, the telltale percussion.

The drop plays into the original’s funky vibe, keeping the bouncy rhythm and using that addictive bassline as a guideline for the rest of the melody and progression. It’s a decent remix by any account, but we’re still struggling personally with the fact that this is Zedd’s new direction. That’s not a criticism of the track, but something we’ll just have to get over in time.

Listen to Zedd’s remix of “Lost In Japan” by Shawn Mendes below.



 

Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Zedd Remixes Shawn Mendes’ “Lost In Japan” For Another Pop Hit

Martin Garrix Back In Studio with One Of His Go-To Collaborators

Every waking moment Martin Garrix isn’t performing it seems he’s in the studio, cooking up new music. This time, he and Julian Jordan are together, “working on something HUGE.”

This year, Martin has unleashed some monster tracks with some of the biggest names in the game. “Like I Do” with David Guetta and Brooks, “Game Over” with Loopers, and “Ocean” featuring Khalid are just a few.

Julian and Martin have put out multiple tracks together and there’s no telling how much unreleased material they’re sitting on. We can only imagine the kind of fire their latest collab is about to bring! Stay tuned.

P.S. Watch Martin perform in front of 37,000 people in the newest episode of The Martin Garrix Show here.

Martin Garrix x Julian Jordan

working on something HUGE @MartinGarrix pic.twitter.com/9FebkRtXla

— JULIAN JORDAN (@JulianJordan) September 29, 2018

 

Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Martin Garrix Back In Studio with One Of His Go-To Collaborators

Skrillex B2B Fisher Happened Last Night At This After Party [VIDEO]

Somewhere in Australia Skrillex and Fisher went back to back to shut down the club last night. Part of us is dying inside because we missed out and the other part is screaming with joy because we’re so happy this happened.

The surprise b2b went down at Ministry of Sound‘s official Listen Out after party in Sydney, which Fisher was headlining with support from Kormak and Coda. Skrillex wasn’t on the bill, but that’s never stopped him before.

Before hopping on the decks, Skrillex cut the music and got on the mic to insist that the club turn down the lights. “No lights! That’s the only way we’re going to continue this,” he says in the video below.

Club owners take note, the only sure way to get the party (or the after party) started — turn off the lights. Having Fisher and Skrillex throwing down doesn’t hurt either.

Watch just a little glimpse of the action right here!

Skrillex b2b Fisher

Me to Jordan Lambert “yo can you go close the club after fisher” Skrillex – “sorry lambo I got this one fam”

Posted by Pat Ward on Saturday, September 29, 2018

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The Avengers’ Jeremy Renner Features On New Track From Sam Feldt

On yet another segment of “headlines I didn’t think I’d be writing today,” actor Jeremy Renner, of Avengers and Bourne Legacy fame, has a new song coming out with Sam Feldt in which he’s singing. If you weren’t aware that Renner could even sing in the first place, join the club.

Renner came out as a special guest during Sam Feldt’s set at Life Is Beautiful last weekend to perform the song, and we have to be totally honest when we say that he sounds damn good! The way he just casually slides across the table and sits as he belts out these beautiful notes is typical of a Hollywood actor like him, but it’s still impressive to watch.

“Heaven (Don’t Have A Name)” is out October 5 on Spinnin Records!

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: The Avengers’ Jeremy Renner Features On New Track From Sam Feldt

Your EDM Premiere: Egzod Drops Ethereal Single From Groundbreaking EP, ‘Legacy’

Egzod is one of those special producers which always manages to capture his listener from 0:01 of a track till the last second of the outro. Today, Egzod serves up nothing dissimilar from such a sonic journey in his second track on his latest Atman EP, ‘Legacy’. Legacy features: alluring oriental vocal samples, layers of melodic structure and kick ass driving bass. I love a producer who can capture the imagination of their audience and bring a story into their production, Legacy is such a track.  Legacy is arguably Egzod’s heaviest release yet. As an appreciator of skilful production, I am so excited to continue this versatile EP, with its melodic soundscapes and epic production. Enjoy ‘Legacy’!

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The Crystal Method Return With Sixth Studio Album ‘The Trip Home’ [Tiny E Records]

Founded in 1993 by Scott Kirkland and Ken Jordan, it’s incredible to think that The Crystal Method has been supplying the world with eclectic waveforms for over a quarter-century. Today marks the release of The Crystal Method’s sixth studio album, The Trip Home. However, there’s something particularly special about this aural entrée; this is the first album release since Ken Jordan left the duo in 2017.

‘The Raze’ kicks off the LP with Le Castle Vania in the form of a cavernous, brooding, slightly disconcerting collaboration that hits all the right notes of what we love about The Crystal Method. Blood pressure stays elevated with ‘Holy Arp’, the LP’s first single; though it might be a different shade of holy than your mother’s typical Sunday, it’s a divine offering of synthesis all the same.

A personal favorite, ‘Ghost in the City’ is all juice and no play. Magnificent, crushing bass arrangements, a seductive topline from Amy Kirkpatrick, and driving melodies all coalesce for that classic crystalized perfection we know and love.

Throughout the release we’re met with dreamy oscillations, classic hip-hop breaks interspersed with atmospheric meanderings, and the eclectic nectar of 90’s legend penetrating the veil of 2018’s soundscape.

‘Carry On’ is a pillow for our weary minds, serving as a gorgeous intermission before the album takes on a loftier expression of introspection. The hands of Matt Lange and Justin Chancellor are all over the juicy center of ‘Cabin Pressure’, stirring up scenes of a back alley New York City crime chase that flows into a charging ballad with Franky Perez on ‘There’s a Difference’.

Preparing the LP for an uplifting resolution is ‘Hold on to Something’, before dropping into the final, thoughtful expanse of ‘Let’s Go Home’. This last one is prime for a late night cruise down your favorite street, roaring past strobing lamplights as fond memories of the past are replaced with dreams of what’s to come. Hit play and tuck yourself in for the ride.

Overall, The Trip Home is a glorious addition to The Crystal Method’s storied discography with decidedly cinematic tone. Somewhere along the 12 track journey, you may come to realize your brain has been sucked through your earholes and you’ve got a little more pep in your step, strangers are smiling your way, and you can finally sense the slight crisp of fall in the breeze. No, this isn’t the onset of dementia, rather the afterglow of a truly exquisite production from one of our genre’s greatest minds. As a not-so-newly minted solo moniker, Kirkland’s Crystal Method understandably spins a subtly different twist without Jordan’s production efforts.

Don’t forget The Crystal Method is still embarking his North American tour in celebration of The Trip Home, and tickets/dates can be found here.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: The Crystal Method Return With Sixth Studio Album ‘The Trip Home’ [Tiny E Records]

Lil Wayne’s ‘The Carter V’ Has Finally Arrived [MUST LISTEN]

The wait is over. Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter V is finally out!

The album opens up with a touching message as the rapper’s mother as she calls her son, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., her “rock.” Wiping the tears away we’re able to move forward and the next track, “Don’t Cry” is just what we needed. Lil Wayne’s delivery is on point as ever, but he takes a leaned back, inspirational approach with this one. Featuring stunning vocals from XXXTENTACION, Weezy certainly knows how to get our attention.

XXX isn’t the only feature on the album. The album is filled with star-studded collaborations including Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Ashanti, and more. His daughter Reginae Carter jumps on “Famous” to deliver the chorus. The personal song holds its own as a strong, hair-raising ballad — and one of the best on the sprawling 23-track album.

Choosing favorites on this album will prove to be difficult. “Mona Lisa” featuring Kendrick Lamar is easily the most buzzed about. “Dope Ni**az” with Snoop Dogg is an instant classic. But, really, it’s not about the features — we’re hearing Lil Wayne at his finest. He is truly one of the greatest of all time and Tha Carter V is a shining example.

By the way, happy birthday Weezy! Today is the day.

Lil Wayne – Tha Carter V

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Lil Wayne’s ‘The Carter V’ Has Finally Arrived [MUST LISTEN]

Dabin Releases First Single From New Album, “Altitude” with Fytch

Dabin’s album Two Hearts last year grabbed us by the heartstrings and wouldn’t let go, and we’re so happy to know that he’s been able to keep up that same level of quality with each release. Now as we head into his second album, he’s released the first single from the project, “Altitude” with Fytch.

I can tell you that I’m probably one of the biggest Fytch fans on Earth, and this is definitely a new direction for the producer. It’s not the first time he’s done a collaboration – “Toxin” with Rezz immediately comes to mind – but it’s the first time that I can think of wherein he mostly takes a backseat to the other producer. Still, his vocals and production are clearly recognizable in the final product.

On the other hand, this song is trademark Dabin with that beautiful guitar and melody.

If this is our first glimpse into what we have to look forward to from Dabin’s next major body of work, you can mark us down as thoroughly excited.

Listen below.



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