Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa’s “One Kiss” Is MTV’s Most Played Music Video of 2018

Lots of music videos were released in 2018, but none have received as many views at the end of the year as Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa’s “One Kiss.” Of course, it heavily depends on when a video was released; for instance, a video released in May, as “One Kiss” was, as opposed to Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next,” will obviously get more views. Regardless, Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa’s “One Kiss” is MTV’s Most Played Music Video of 2018.

The ranking is based on cumulative global on air music video plays from January 1 to December 3, 2018. “One Kiss” tops a list of the 20 biggest videos revealed today including tunes from Ariana Grande, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Post Malone and more.

See the full list and watch “One Kiss” again below.

2018 MTV video play awards top 20 music videos:

Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa – One Kiss
Clean Bandit feat. Demi Lovato – Solo
Marshmello & Anne-Marie – FRIENDS
Rudimental feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen – These Days
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – Finesse (Remix)
Ariana Grande – no tears left to cry
David Guetta & Sia – Flames
Drake – God’s Plan
Dua Lipa – IDGAF
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – Girls Like You
Jonas Blue ft. Jack & Jack – Rise
Selena Gomez, Marshmello – Wolves
Drake – In My Feelings
Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey – The Middle
Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato – Échame La Culpa
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Rita Ora – Anywhere
Nicky Jam x J. Balvin – X
Post Malone Ft. Ty Dolla $ign – Psycho
Jax Jones ft. Ina Wroldsen – Breathe

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Ferry Corsten and Ilan Bluestone Drop Latest UNITY Collab “We’re Not Going Home”

2018 has been a huge year for trance legend Ferry Corsten with a slew of releases and tour dates. Back in March we had the pleasure of talking to Ferry when he unveiled his new UNITY project, his quest to “unite” the trance genre and collab with some of the other titans of the genre. This time Ferry is teaming up with Ilan Bluestone for the final UNITY collaboration of the year, “We’re Not Going Home.” This track lives up to the UNITY moniker as it flawlessly blends each of the producers’ unique styles into a standout track.

Ilan clearly has the production on the intro, as the song establishes itself with a hard trance kick drum and repeating synth progression. Light piano notes come in as strings start to build up in the background and the synth progression from the intro comes back into play. The buildup is long, but it is nice, with layers upon layers of synths leading into a rapid drum build. Finally the drop hits and it’s just next level. This is where Ferry’s work shows up as it’s the classic, progressive trance that takes you on a journey (seemingly into deep space during live sets). It’s a perfect track to wrap up the year and get your groove on.

Here’s what Ferry and Ilan had to say about collaborating on the track.

Ferry: “Ilan and I have been friends for a long time now. We always have so much fun playing shows together, we wanted to see what we could put together in the studio. Ilan came to Rotterdam and that’s where the energy of the record came to life.”

Ilan: “I’ve always looked up to Ferry as an absolute legend. To be invited to his home and spend time with him and his family and studio has been one of the most surreal moments of my life. We have always wanted to do a song together after touring, and this track naturally was a combination of my sound with Ferry’s legendary sounds.”

“We’re Not Going Home” will be out on Flashover Recordings tomorrow. But you can listen to it a day early right here on Your EDM!

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Massive Avicii Flag From Tomorrowland Being Sold With Proceeds Going To Suicide Prevention Charity

The death of Avicii this year rocked the music world. By all accounts, at least from the outside looking in, he seemed to be doing well and making music and being happy. However, not everything is at it seems on the surface, and the producer/DJ/icon took his own life this past April.

Throughout the year, tributes were made by DJs on stage and in the studio, and by fans, as well. One of the more iconic tributes by a fan this year was the massive Avicii flag at Tomorrowland (pictured above). Measuring 16×10 meters and weighing about 20 kg, the flag is truly massive and served as a grand visual tribute to the late DJ.

“On April 20th, 2018 Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii, took his own life while going through a crisis. Three days later, a Swedish Facebook group called Svenskar till Tomorrowland (Swedes at Tomorrowland) decided to pay tribute to Avicii during one of the biggest EDM festivals in the world, Tomorrowland in Belgium. The flag was raised by the crowd on two occasions during the festival and received great attention in media, both nationally and internationally.”

Now, the flag is being auctioned off with proceeds going to suicide prevention charity Suicide Zero.

“When we decided to auction the flag, we looked at different organizations and the choice fell on Suicide Zero. We think their work and purpose are in line with our tribute and we have had a good dialogue with them. Hopefully the auction can bring a lot of money that can assist them in their work,” says Jonas Thordeman, of the group Swedes at Tomorrowland.

The flag is currently on tour, being signed by various famous DJs who loved and respected Avicii, and want to show their support. So far, it’s been signed by Steve Angelo, Nicky Romero, Don Diablo, Dada Life, Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Lost Frequencies, and Vini Vici, among others.

There are a little over 8 days left in the auction at time of publishing (10:45a PDT), with the price now sitting at $1,000. You can bid on it here.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Massive Avicii Flag From Tomorrowland Being Sold With Proceeds Going To Suicide Prevention Charity

Madeon & Lido Produce New Song By Rapper Ric Wilson, “No Hands”

The world has been waiting for new Madeon music since the French producer dropped his debut album  Adventure in 2015. Aside from “Shelter” with Porter Robinson, his output has been scant. He posted about moving to LA and working on his next album, but there’s been nothing about that. Instead, the newest piece of music we get from Madeon is a co-produced single with Lido for rapper Ric Wilson, “No Hands.”

Ric came up in the now legendary YCA (Young Chicago Authors), the same poetry program that helped launch the likes of Noname, Saba, Jamila Woods, Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Mick Jenkins, and many others. He’s translated that into a music career that’s gotten the attention of notable music publications like PitchforkComplex, and Noisey… and apparently Madeon and Lido.

“Madeon’s a good friend and this isn’t the last you’ll hear from us,” says Wilson. “This song is for everyone that I’ve inspired and has been an inspiration to me. We young and we out here and we got this. I LOVE YALL.”

Admittedly, the single sounds far more Lido than Madeon with the whimsical synths and horns. But to get new music from Madeon, even in this form, is a promise of more to come. Hopefully 2019 is the year we see some new original Madeon productions, but until then, check out “No Hands” by Ric Wilson below.



 

Photo via Rukes.com

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The Netherlands’ Hottest New Techno Venue Is Underneath A Football Stadium

The Netherlands has a huge new techno venue known as the Music Dome. By the numbers — there are three floors, up to 4,000 person capacity, and at least six events planned for 2019.

It gets even more interesting — the venue is located underneath the Parkstad Limburg Stadion, the home field for football club Roda JC Kerkrade. The location is about more than just sports now.

Several techno concepts will be brought to the unique location this upcoming year, and there are plans in the works for a summer music festival. The main floor, which holds approximately 2,500 people, has more than enough space to accommodate in itself.

Roughly translated, the official Music Dome website boasts — “The power of this space lies in the presence of technologically advanced, modular elements that stimulate your senses.” In other words, it has a booming sound system ideal for dance music.

It appears, though, that the Music Dome has already been hosting a variety of events this year. Although, it’s about to switch gears and go techno. Check out the upcoming Music Dome events, including the Amelie Lens × Labyrinth Club takeover, right here.

 

Source: Release Mag | Photo: Music Dome

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Ed Sheeran First To Hit 2 Billion Plays On Spotify with “Shape Of You”

2018 was a huge year for music and streaming numbers — but the world’s favorite song is still Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You.”

The song has been played out more than 2 billion times on Spotify, which is a first for the platform. To break it down is perhaps even more impressive. This means “Shape Of You” has been streamed for about 7 billion minutes or 14,776 years.

The pop star keeps his thank you note simple, which he shared via social media: “Thank you world. First song to two billion streams on Spotify.”

Sheeran has achieved a milestone that no other artist has as of yet, not even Drake — but he’s catching up. This year alone, “God’s Plan” racked up 1.1 billion listens on Spotify. No doubt, the rapper will also hit that 2 billion mark. But, “Shape of You” will always be the first.

Listen again here!

Ed Sheeran – Shape of You

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Ed Sheeran First To Hit 2 Billion Plays On Spotify with “Shape Of You”

Swedish House Mafia & Avicii Among Most Googled This Year

With all the news surrounding the return of Swedish House Mafia, they have been the talk of the industry this year. The name on everyone’s lips and typed by everyone’s fingers.

According to Google, “Swedish House Mafia” was the top trending electronic music artist of 2018. With their return to Ultra, buzz about a world tour, and an overall killer marketing strategy, it makes total sense. Let’s just say — we are not surprised by this result whatsoever, but that doesn’t make it any less exciting for Swedish House Mafia.

Sticking with their brand, SHM didn’t give so much as a “wow” or a “thank you” for the huge nod, but instead tagged Google three times in the description of their post and added #YearInSearch. See — their online imprint is always on point.

And though Swedish House Mafia’s accolade is noteworthy, it’s nothing compared to another dance music legend. The search engine’s Year In Search review has also revealed Avicii as the #2 most searched topic overall on Google, and the #1 searched name related to loss.

Clearly, Avicii’s death in April of this year had a profound impact on his fans. And, like many of us, we rushed to Google when we first heard, unable to believe that it was really true.

Read more of Google’s Year In Search here.

Swedish House Mafia – Most Googled Electronic Music Artist 2018

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Posted by Swedish House Mafia on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

 

Photo via Rukes.com

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Swedish House Mafia & Avicii Among Most Googled This Year

Your EDM’s Top 40 Artists To Watch In 2019

Another year has mostly come and gone. This year saw the unfortunate news of too many artists’ deaths, including Avicii, Mac Miller, Lil Peep, and others. Though these artists are gone, their legacies remain and their mantles will be picked up by a new generation of artists who continue to persevere and fight for their ranks among the best of the best.

2018 in particular has seen the rise of a heavier midtempo style of bass music, championed by the likes of Rezz, and subsequently newer artists like 1788-L, blanke, Slooze, and Quackson. At the same time, dance music continues to spread globally at an ever-faster rate, with Australian artists like SIPPY and WILDLYF and Mexican artist Jessica Audiffred making a huge impact this year.

And though some artists have been in the game for longer than others, it looks like 2019 will finally be the year they truly break through and do some phenomenal work. CRAY, SVDDEN DEATH, Wenzday, Kompany, and Chime are among those artists who have poured their blood, sweat, and tears into their projects and are now beginning to be recognized on the global stage.

Then there’s Fisher, who, despite debuting his project only halfway through 2017, has become one of the biggest artists of 2018 thanks to just a couple of songs!

As we do every year, we’ve picked our 40 artists who we feel will have an incredible year in 2019, not just in their own personal careers, but also on the electronic music scene as a whole. As a reminder, we do our best not to repeat names year after year so as to give new artists the spotlight. So if you don’t see the name of an artist you feel has had a great year and is destined for more, it’s more than likely we featured them in the past three years.

2016 | 2017 | 2018

See Your EDM’s Artists To Watch in 2019 list below. Congratulations to all who are featured! We expect big things of you next year.

1788-LTynan | blankePEEKABOOFisherFytch13WenzdayJacknifeOliverse
CRAYSloozeSIPPYWILDLYFJessica Audiffredi_oKLOUDHE$H
SVDDEN DEATHNitti GrittiNeo FrescoLSDREAMOMNOM
Lil TexasVincentHuxley Anne | sfamKompanyChimeHarrison BDP
UpsammyMADGRRLLizzy JaneQuackson
Moore KismetHairitageSchadeSWARMTenGraphsDeathpact

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM’s Top 40 Artists To Watch In 2019

Rezz Announces New Collaboration “Mixed Signals” With Blanke Coming Out This Friday

Having released her sophomore album Certain Kind Of Magic earlier this year, as well as a fresh remix of Porter Robinson’s “Divinity” only just two weeks ago, Rezz continues her 2018 onslaught with the announcement of another new, original track. “Mixed Signals” with blanke is dropping this Friday.

Twitter user @BBeam_o caught the track being played out by Rezz in October, who then confirmed that it was a collab ID between her and blanke. The melody is new territory for Rezz, as the latter half of the drop incorporates a wonderful synth harmony, as opposed to her usual dark and twisted drops.

don’t watch if u don’t want to hear some unreleased @OfficialRezz and see some cute ass dance moves !! 👽pic.twitter.com/X7zysprn56

— harry potter and the goblet of beans (@BBeam_o) October 14, 2018

Check out the official track art below and pre-save link from Rezz! This one is out Friday.

New track this Friday.

REZZ x @blankemusic – Mixed Signals 🌹
presave: https://t.co/b6qNplUi5V pic.twitter.com/QGcnXeasIT

— Rezz (@OfficialRezz) December 12, 2018

 

Photo via Maria Jose Govea @thesupermaniak

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Your EDM Premiere: EAZYBAKED – Alone With Yourself

Out this coming Friday via Waakan is EAZYBAKED’Alone With Yourself EP, which will allow fans to soak up a total of seven tracks from the bass outfit.

We are stoked to premiere the collection’s title track today, to serve as a little teaser to the rest that will follow. This tune is brimming with fizzing low-end energy and eclectic synth patterns, which wind around each intensely.

Check out this single right here.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: EAZYBAKED – Alone With Yourself