Mac Miller Tribute Concert Will Be Live Streamed

Mac Miller tragically passed away this past September. In the wake of his death, his family and friends are throwing a tribute concert, Mac Miller: A Celebration Of Life, tomorrow at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

Performing will be Travis Scott, John Mayer, Miguel, Vince Staples, Anderson .Paak, Chance the Rapper, Thundercat, Earl Sweatshirt, SZA, Ty Dolla $ign, and more.

It was recently announced that the event will be available to live stream worldwide on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, TIDALWAV and LiveXLive.

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Apple Introduces 2018 MacBook Air, MacBook Mini & iPad Pro [DETAILS]

The MacBook Air everyone has been waiting for is finally here — and it’s thinner and sleeker than ever. In 2018, the newly revamped machine resembles Apple‘s 13.3-inch MacBook Pro more than anything, which released two years ago.

High-resolution Retina display, USB-C, and Touch ID are just the beginning of the perks users get with the new and improved MacBook Air. According to The Verge, the screen is “on par” with that of the MacBook Pro models. The lighter package doesn’t mean anyone has to settle for lesser quality graphics.

Sure, it looks mighty fine — but the real magic happens inside. The base model comes with 1.16GHz Core i5, 8GB of RAM, plus 1.5TB SSD. All models of the 2018 MacBook Air include Intel’s 8th Gen processors. Also, there’s a headphone jack in case anyone was wondering. You just never know with Apple!

That’s all for the hefty entry price of $1,199.

In addition, Apple has unleashed a new iPad Pro and new Mac mini, both starting at $799.

P.S. While Apple is busy at work with this new hardware launch, the company is also rolling out the new iOS 12.1. The update mostly impacts the iPhone XS, XS Max, or XR. However, it’s a refresher for iPads, too.

P.S.S. The MacBook Air and iPhone work together in ways like never before. Learn more via Apple.

Apple iPad Pro & MacBook Air Event in 9 Minutes

2018 MacBook Air

 

Source: The Verge | Image via Apple

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Crankdat Drops Massive Re-Crank Of Viral Sensation “Mo Bamba” by Sheck Wes

As much as I absolutely detest the original “Mo Bamba” by Sheck Wes (fight me), I’m going to have this new re-crank from Crankdat on repeat as much as possible. The young producer just dropped the remix for Halloween, so you know you’ve got to add it to your pre-game playlist for tomorrow.

The beginning of the remix starts just the same as the original, right up until the modulated vocals about 25 seconds in. It’s hard to describe, but you immediately get this sense of, “Oh fuck, shit’s about to go down.” And sure enough, the drop comes only moments later and throws a wild wall of synths in your face. The sustained notes call back to the dubstep days of old, though it’s a noticeably more modern hybrid bass sound.

The final drop is the same as the first, albeit far more gritty and a bit darker.

If I’m forced to listen to “Mo Bamba” being dropped at every damn show, I pray it’s at least this version.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Crankdat Drops Massive Re-Crank Of Viral Sensation “Mo Bamba” by Sheck Wes

Paul van Dyk Cuts Ties With A State Of Trance During Frank Talk At Amsterdam Dance Event

In February 2016, Paul van Dyk fell 10 meters off the stage at A State Of Trance 750, sustaining a concussion and cracked vertebra in his back. The recovery took a speedy three months, during which time van Dyk underwent physical therapy and surgery for his injury.

Armin van Buuren, founder of Armada Records and A State Of Trance, said that the moment was one of the toughest of his career, having to see van Dyk fall off his stage and worry for his safety while moving quickly to shut down the stage. However, during a very open discussion at Amsterdam Dance Event this year, van Dyk paints a different picture of the aftermath.

“Up to this point, none of these guys involved picked up the phone to call me and ask me how I am,” he said.

He says that he has no memory of the incident itself, and was present at the talk to promote safety at events.

“That’s one of the reasons why I am here,” he said. “I want everyone involved in some way in production and booking to shine a light on the safety of their events.”

By the tone described by Mixmag, it seems unlikely that van Dyk would play another ASOT event without an apology from the organizers.

“If you come to my house and slip and break an arm, I will call you and see how you are doing,” he said. “But with these guys, no way, it goes to tell you about the characters of the people involved.”

 

via Mixmag | Photo via Marc van der Aa for Insomniac

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Paul van Dyk Cuts Ties With A State Of Trance During Frank Talk At Amsterdam Dance Event

New Artist Spotlight: The Highly Remixable Elza Straddles Indie Punk and Electronica

The interesting thing about Russian singer and composer Elza is that while her debut solo album Nothing’s Wrong, it seems that though her work is clearly in the wheelhouse of experimental indie punk, it’s clear that she has a real knack for sound design. The way this comes through, aside from her extremely clean composition, is in the very subtle ambient electronica that infiltrates almost every track on the album.

While the general public waits for the album to drop on November 2, examples of this ambient sound design phenomenon are present in the first two singles off Nothing’s Wrong, “Swayed” and “Endeavor.” Apparently Elza  has traveled all over the world to hone her sound, studying sound design and engineering in Tel Aviv and Vancouver before settling in Toronto. This would explain why her style on these first two singles is eclectic and bold but she clearly she also knows her way around a studio. Then there’s her voice.

Stylistically, while Nothing’s Wrong straddles a number of genres, Elza’s vocals are right in that female indie niche that gave birth to phenoms like Tori Amos, Bjork and even Dolores O’Riordan. In fact, on her YouTube page Elza covered “Zombie” by the Cranberries as a tribute to the late O’Riordan. That influence can also be heard on “Endeavor,” a straight-shooting melodic ballad where the afore-mentioned ambient sound design is very subtle but also defintiely present, as it does most of the heavy lifting in carrying the track from a simple folk-style ballad to something more indie or electronic. With almost no help, the mine races with remix possibilities when listening to “Endeavor.” That’s not just a good track, that’s good sound design.

“Swayed,” while still definitely weird and indie, is a little more obviously aligned with the dancefloor. With a syncopated beat and industrial-style synths, this track is also composed in a way that illicits strong emotions from the listener while also demonstrating great technical prowess. The remixes are almost built in, if one’s mind is tuned to such things. The rest of the album follows suit, with musical feet planted squarely in rock, indie and even folk but the sound design and composition containing varying levels of ambient electronica or even outright EDM.

Most of the tracks on Nothing’s Wrong are aching to be remixed. It’s likely as well that since they’re produced with electronic elements and with sound design in mind, the stems would be very easy for EDM producers to work with. All this not only shows shows Elza’s expertise as an artist but that she understands the science of sound and is happy to push its limits. There’s a lot of potential here, so here’s hoping Elza sees it too and hooks up with other producers for collabs and remixes. Either way she’s one to watch and Nothing’s Wrong is definitely an album to take a good listen to, no matter what genre you prefer.

Nothing’s Wrong by Elza will be released in full November 2. It will be available to stream on Spotify or to purchase on her Bandcamp page. In the meantime, “Endeavor” and “Swayed” can be streamed on Spotify and Soundcloud. .

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: New Artist Spotlight: The Highly Remixable Elza Straddles Indie Punk and Electronica

Deadmau5 Drops New mau5trap Radio Episode For Halloween

Despite deadmau5‘s declaration earlier this month that he was taking a break to seek professional help, he still has professional obligations in the music world, including an ongoing mix series on SiriusXM called mau5trap radio.

It’s more than likely that this was executed by someone other than deadmau5 himself, especially considering the first 32 minutes are just the Nightmare on Rezz Street mix. The first half is followed by some tangentially creepy tunes by the likes of Feed Me, Nero, Chris Lake, Rinzen, Getter, and others.

Actually, doubling down on my previous statement, it’s almost certain that this mix wasn’t crafted by deadmau5 himself – especially considering the glaring lack of commentary from Joel. However, it’s still a great mix to throw on for Halloween week as it continues. Check it out below.

 

Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Deadmau5 Drops New mau5trap Radio Episode For Halloween

SoundCloud Updates Monetization Contract Terms After Widespread Criticism

Last week, elements of SoundCloud’s Premier monetization program came under fire in an exclusive investigative report from the Verge. The report stated that many of the elements of the contract were downright bad for artists.

In response to the widespread criticism of the contract, SoundCloud has updated the terms and made it more clear and relevant to today’s standards.

“While nothing changes in the way we operate the program,” SoundCloud said in an email to Your EDM, we’ve updated the original agreement to ensure it’s clear, and removed any language that may be unnecessary in the open service we have now. This includes the removal of the outdated covenant not to sue language that was part of our previous invite-only agreement.”

SoundCloud continues in a blog post entitled “Clarifying the SoundCloud Premier agreement”:

To be clear, this updated agreement does not change the way we already operate SoundCloud Premier today:

  • You retain all of the rights to your content
  • You receive a pro rata share of 55% of net revenue
  • You are paid for each calendar month within 45 days of the end of that month, regardless of how much you earn
  • You have the freedom to exit the program whenever you wish, and can always use any other platform alongside SoundCloud
  • As with any change to SoundCloud Terms of Use, you will be notified two weeks before we make any changes to this agreement so you can review the changes and agree to them

You can see the full revised contract provided to Verge by Golf Clap below.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: SoundCloud Updates Monetization Contract Terms After Widespread Criticism

Louis The Child Return With Enthralling New 9-Track EP, “Kids At Play”

It’s been a little over a year since we last got an EP from Louis The Child, 2017’s fantastic Love Is Alive featuring the stellar Elohim collaboration of the same name. Now in 2018, the duo is back with a new EP entitled Kids At Play that easily gives Love Is Alive a run for its money.

The EP is 9 tracks, so it could technically be an album, but LTC have chosen to classify it as an EP – perhaps because they already have a debut album in the works for 2019? That much is speculation, but it’s curious to see this as an EP nonetheless.

Five tracks from the EP have already been released as singles, including the smash hit “Better Not” with Wafia and their new collaboration with Elohim, “LOVE.” The new tracks on the EP are all solo ventures, with the exception of “Save Me From Myself,” a massive collaboration with rising vocalist NoMBe and stars Big Gigantic.

Overall, Kids At Play helps to solidify Louis The Child’s sound, which is uniquely pop-leaning but still heavily within dance music boundaries. The soft guitar strums and unassuming vocals on “Save Me From Myself,” for instance, belie the quirky and delicious drop right around the corner. And the most pop song on the EP, “Dear Sense” with MAX, for all its top 40 inclinations, still plays with that super saw synth in the drop ever so delicately and makes the track wonderfully dance-y.

Kids At Play ends with the instrumental “Space Jam,” a delightful little ditty that caps off the album on a more subtle note. It’s not a grand finish, but it certainly doesn’t leave you wanting more, either. It’s an appetizing desertif after a wonderfully satisfying meal.

Kids At Play is out now – stream it below!



 

Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Louis The Child Return With Enthralling New 9-Track EP, “Kids At Play”

DJs’ Plants Are Getting Their Own Accounts On Twitter & The Phenomenon Is Spreading

Two years ago at Tomorrowland, San Holo began a movement. Someone gifted him a plant, a very unassuming organism, and he brought it on stage during the live stream whereupon he announced, “Yo someone just got me this plant, make some noise for this plant.”

We could have never assumed that trivial moment would cascade into what it is today: a group of producers’ plant on Twitter, all acting as sentient beings, interacting with one another and sometimes vowing to take over the world.

The bulk of the accounts were dug up by Dance Music NW, but we assume there are more lurking in the depths with growing numbers every week.

The first tweet surfaced a day after the San Holo video did, this past January.

Helo I am plant yes

— SanHolo’sPlant (@SanHolosPlant) January 14, 2018

It was four days before the next appeared.

all the plants will soon takeover

— Dabin’s Plant (@DabinsPlant) January 18, 2018

From there, anyone with plant-related tendencies received their own accounts. Ekali’s tour before his “Crystal Eyes” tour featured plants on stage with him, and so…

If any plont can’t afford a pot I will pay for ur pot 🍃

— Eplont Musk (@ekalisplant) June 14, 2018

In fact, it was Ekali’s plant that really opened the flood gates and revealed the army lurking beneath the surface, growing their roots.

This is not a joke @SanHolosPlant @PortersPlant @DabinsPlant @MothicasPlants @SaidTheSkyPlant @GarudaSucculent @RezzsCactus

We are #plontarmy 🍃

— Eplont Musk (@ekalisplant) August 8, 2018

What does Porter have to do with plants? Why does Hotel Garuda specifically have a succulent? Does Rezz even own a cactus? These are the questions we’re faced with in these confusing times.

 

Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: DJs’ Plants Are Getting Their Own Accounts On Twitter & The Phenomenon Is Spreading

Steve Aoki Announces Date and Tracklist for Highly Anticipated ‘Neon Future III’

It’s a big day for Steve Aoki. On top of announcing the release date (November 9) and tracklist (below) for Neon Future III, he also just put out a new single from the album with one of the biggest pop groups in the world: BTS.

BTS and Aoki began their musical relationship back in 2017, when Steve remixed BTS’s hit song “MIC Drop” with Desiigner, taking the hit to #1 on the Billboard charts, the highest-charting song by a K-pop group in US history. Now, they’re back together on an official collaboration.

“We’re happy for this meaningful and heart-felt collaboration,” said BTS. “The song is just so amazing, we really enjoyed working on it. It’s our first song that is entirely in English. It was refreshing and fun to record the song. We hope this would be a good present for our fans.”

“I’m so psyched to share this collaboration with one of the most exciting and inspiring group of guys I’ve met in the past few years,” said Aoki. “It’s an absolute honor to work with them once again on ‘Waste It On Me.’ I can’t wait for my fans to hear what’s in store for them next on this third installment of Neon Future.”

In addition to the BTS collaboration, we also have the full tracklist for Neon Future III which includes “Just Hold On” with Louis Tomlinson, “Pretender” with Lil Yachty & AJR, and “Be Somebody” with Nicky Romero and Kiiara.

Along with all the songs already released, we’re also getting collaborations with blink-182, Mike Posner, Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World, Lady Antebellum, Bella Thorne, and Bill Nye. Yes, we’re finally getting the collaboration first teased all the way back in 2015.

This is probably our most anticipated Neon Future installment yet! Check the full tracklist below and click here to pre-order the album.

Steve Aoki – Neon Future III

Steve Aoki – Neon Future III (Intro)
Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson – Just Hold On
Steve Aoki – Waste It On Me ft. BTS
Steve Aoki & Nicky Romero – Be Somebody ft. Kiiara
Steve Aoki – Pretender ft. Lil Yachty & AJR
Steve Aoki – A Lover And A Memory ft. Mike Posner
Steve Aoki – Why Are We So Broken ft. blink-182
Steve Aoki – Golden Days ft. Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World
Steve Aoki – Our Love Glows ft. Lady Antebellum
Steve Aoki – Anything More ft. Era Istrefi
Steve Aoki x Lauren Jauregui – All Night
Steve Aoki – Do Not Disturb ft. Bella Thorne
Steve Aoki – Lie To Me ft. Ina Wroldsen
Steve Aoki, Daddy Yankee, Play-N-Skillz & Elvis Crespo – Azukita
Steve Aoki & TWIIG – Hoovela
Steve Aoki & Don Diablo x Lush & Simon – What We Started ft. BullySongs
Steve Aoki – Noble Gas ft. Bill Nye

 

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