Marshmello & Bastille’s “Happier” Jumps #8 to #2 Following Fortnite Concert

It’s fascinating to examine the real-life effects of Marshmello’s virtual concert within Fortnite. Aside from boosts in streaming and social channels, his music is also climbing the charts.

Marshmello and Bastille’s collaboration “Happier” jumped from #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 to #2 — only blocked by Ariana Grande’s song “7 Rings.” His song “Alone” also re-entered the chart at #28.

Clearly the ongoing integration of dance music with video game culture is bearing some interesting fruit; in the next year, we’re going to see a lot more activations and partnerships like this one. With brands like Fortnite, Beat Saber, Beat Fever, and more leading the charge, the musical landscape could look very different in 2020.

.@MarshmelloMusic’s virtual ‘Fortnite’ concert almost sparked his collaboration with @BastilleDan, “Happier,” to go #1 on the Hot 100 — it jumped from #8 to #2. pic.twitter.com/Lnv9DI8QgY

— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) February 11, 2019

“Happier,” in particular, has such an impact following the concert that players even gathered together to perform the song in-game. Watch:

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Hardwell – Spaceman (EFFIN & PIERCE REMIX)

Hardwell’s “Spaceman” has lived a long enough life to be considered a dance music classic by now. It was originally released in 2012, and after that famous Carnage festival trap remix in 2013, the song was cemented in legend. Now in 2019, things have changed a lot, and maybe it’s time for an update — in enters EFFIN and PIERCE.

While I would have preferred for this remix to keep a bit more of the original melody in the drop, I also understand why they didn’t. The melody in the builds is just enough to let you know what the remix is, while also not relying too heavily on past nostalgia.

Hardcore fans of the original might not find much to enjoy in this updated version, but for those looking for a little bit of past and a whole lot of present, this definitely does the trick.

Check out the “Spaceman” remix from EFFIN and PIERCE below.

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Shaky Beats Drops 2019 Day-by-Day Lineup & 1-Day Tickets Go On Sale

Lineups for festivals this spring and summer continue to appear. Shaky Beats shared its 2019 lineup back in January, but attendees can now see the day-by-day lineup with headliners and support. That’s convenient, because 1-day tickets also go on sale today!

The two day festival will be headlined by RÜFÜS DU SOL, Big Gigantic, and San Holo on Day 1; Day 2 will see Martin Garrix, Galantis, Fisher, and Gryffin take command rouse the crowd into a massive dancing frenzy.

While the headliners are obviously the biggest names, the support acts are nothing to scoff at, either. What So Not, Lane 8, Boogie T and more on the first day, with Chris Lake, Big Wilkd, Ekali, Party Favor, and more on day 2. There’s really something for everyone at Shaky Beats.

But in case you can only go one day or prefer one day to the other, single-day tickets are now on sale. Go here to secure your GA, GA+, or VIP Shaky Beats tickets for a single day.

 

Photo via aLIVE Coverage

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Swedish House Mafia Announce Lollapalooza Berlin & Tease Huge LA Show

It’s just one massive show announce after another for Swedish House Mafia! So, let’s get caught up, shall we?

It’s just been announced that the trio will play at Lollapalooza Berlin this year. They join Kings of Leon, Twenty One Pilots, and electronic/dance acts including Martin Garrix, Don Diablo, Claptone, Loud Luxury, and more. Fans have barely been given enough time to process this huge news and SHM is already hinting at another show on the horizon.

The next tour stop is not as straight forward, but we do have some big hints. Steve Angello teases in the Instagram story below — “LOS ANGELES.” Ingrosso echoes that same thought with — “LA LA LA.” So far, nothing specific about Los Angeles on Axwell‘s story, but the fireplace seen in his video matches the one in Ingrosso’s image.

What we do know: Swedish House Mafia in Los Angeles — it’s going down. Stay tuned for more details and check out swedishhousemafia.com for a full rundown of tour dates in 2019 (so far).

Swedish House Mafia Tease LA Date


 

 

Photo via Rukes.com

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Could We Finally Be Getting That Zedd & Katy Perry Collaboration?

Last year, Zedd joined Katy Perry as direct support during her tour in Australia and New Zealand. Through a variety of clues and hints, fans assumed that the two had worked together to produce some music during their time down under. They were right. However, speaking to Australian radio personality Smallzy, Zedd was quick to mitigate hopes.

“I’m always relatively open about the fact that I make a lot of music with people,” he said.

“It doesn’t always come out, but we’ve been working. I always wanted to release a song with her, so if we all get lucky, then maybe we’ll finish the song and it will come out.”

Now, those hopes have been reignited. Beginning this morning with a “thinking emoji” story on Instagram from Zedd, the two have been trading screenshots and stories back and forth, with more and more emojis. Katy responded to Zedd’s “thinking” emoji with a thought bubble, then Zedd with a question mark, Katy with a robot head, Zedd with a ticking clock, and Katy most recently with a teddy bear.

The fact that this interaction was entirely unprompted is what makes us so curious for the reason behind it. Based on this and the rumors of a collaboration from last year, it’s hard not to make assumptions.

Still, we have no choice but to wait and see what the two have cooking — if anything. We’ll keep an eye on their socials in the meantime and cross our fingers!


 

Featured image via Chris Yoder

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FORM Arcosanti Announces 2019 Lineup With Skrillex, Florence + The Machine, And More

FORM Arcosanti, the annual 3-day creative retreat & festival held in the urban laboratory of Arcosanti, AZ, has announced the music lineup & select cultural programming for this year’s iteration, set to take place the weekend of May 10-12, 2019. Backdropped by Arcosanti’s otherworldly architecture & landscapes, a community of just 2000 participants will have the opportunity to experience incredibly intimate performances by Skrillex, Florence + The Machine, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Kaytranada, Japanese Breakfast, Peggy Gou, DJ Koze, Pussy Riot, and many more. Best of all — no overlapping sets.

“Seeing a performance in the Arcosanti Amphitheater is unlike anything else,” states FORM curator Zach Tetrault. “The intimacy and intentional design of the space makes every audience member feel like they are a part of the show. Having artists like Florence and Paak play in that venue will be a life changing experience. It’s also important to us to feature groundbreaking poets like Yrsa Daley-Ward who are completely changing the landscape of poetry forever. We couldn’t be more grateful and excited about this year.”

Commonly thought of as being founded by Skrillex, FORM was actually created by the band Hundred Waters after visiting the experimental eco-city of Arcosanti while on tour in 2013. Though, Skrillex continues to be an integral part of the experience year to year.

FORM also hosts engaging and inspired cultural programs, including talks, panels, workshops, immersive art, poetry, new technologies, and outdoor/wellness activities with topics ranging from environmentalism to social justice, architecture, design, and more.

For more information, visit FORM’s website.

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Porter Robinson Gives Insight Into His Creative Mind During GRAMMYs Red Carpet Interview

Sadly, Porter Robinson did not receive a GRAMMY for his side project Virtual Self, which was nominated for Best Dance Recording for “Ghost Voices.” That award went to Diplo & Mark Ronson’s project Silk City, for their track “Electricity” with Dua Lipa.

Still, Porter says that to even be nominated for his side project, which was more about him expressing a different side of himself, was a blessing. He walked the red carpet and spoke to the hosts about the project.

“This project was me clawing my way out of this creative struggle I was having under my own project and wanting to do something that really subverted expectations and surprised and scared some people,” he said. “For this to get the Grammy nom, it was so far from what I expected.”

They also asked him, as one would wanting to know more about a subject they’re unfamiliar with, about what makes the “perfect dance recording.”

“Everyone will have a different answer for this, but a great hook is really critical. It’s all about structure in dance music. It’s all about the moment something is revealed. Tension and release is the name of the game. Also the drums have to sit right, dance music is drums — that’s the essence of it.”

Porter also talks about the 4-hour set he performed at 1720 in Los Angeles this past Friday, between two headlining sets at the Shrine Auditorium. Check it all out below.

 

Photo via Rukes.com

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Slushii Played A Show At His Old High School & It Was Pretty Lit [WATCH]

Here’s your cup of inspiration for the day!

Slushii recently returned to his high school — Lenape High School in New Jersey — to perform for a new wave of students. Judging by the video footage, it was pretty lit. Well, as lit as a high school can be.

In the clip below, students can be seen bouncing around, having the time of their lives as Slushii fills the gymnasium with tunes. It was the ultimate pep rally!

In his high school days, Julian Scanlan was known as DJ Swoon. He could be found tearing up student talent shows and throwing down at every opportunity. Flash forward to now and he’s Slushii, one of the most recognizable DJs in the world.

“Got to play a show at my old high school today,” Slushii opens up in a post. “Met so many amazing people with such bright futures. Anything is possible.” Don’t forget it.

Slushii Visits High School

Got to play a show at my old high school today, met so many amazing people with such bright futures.

Anything is possible❤💫pic.twitter.com/uzrbO3qG9b

— slushii (@SlushiiMusic) February 11, 2019

Lenape has a @SlushiiMusic concert during L&L. No Better pic.twitter.com/H8xj8TETbE

— Lenape (@LenapePride) February 11, 2019

 

Photo via Rukes.com

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An Amazon Locker is Coming to Coachella This Year

Ever been at a festival and think, “Man, I could use some chapstick right now?” Then, you walk over to the festival general store and see the absurd prices? Or worse, find all the chapstick is out of stock? If you’re going to Coachella this year, Amazon will help you solve this problem with one of its own Amazon Lockers.

Yep, an official Amazon Locker is coming to Coachella this year. Amazon will soon release a Coachella Collection line of items available purchase and pick-up at the locker. The collection will apparently include fashion accessories, technology items, camping gear and more. Plus, the locker has no extra cost, so it’d be just like using an Amazon Locker at home… except at one of the world’s greatest festivals.

While Amazon’s continual takeover of modern culture might incite fears of corporate totalitarianism, at least we’ve got convenience, right? Keep your eyes peeled for more details of the Amazon Locker at this year’s Coachella.

 

H/T: GeekWire | Cover Photo: Amazon

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PEEKABOO Puts A Classic Dubstep Spin On Zeds Dead & Jauz’s Collab “Lights Go Down”

Zeds Dead and Jauz put out their hit collaboration “Lights Go Down” on at the end of 2017 and it’s still one of our favorites. Aside from birthing a co-headlining tour with both artists, the track still routinely gets rinsed and remixed. The latest interpretation comes from hot newcomer PEEKABOO.

PEEKABOO is easily one of the fastest growing artists right now, with a fanatical fan base and the music to back it up. This new remix just goes to show that he has a magic touch, not only with current styles of bass music, but also calling back to the past. Listen back to Flux Pavilion’s BBC 1 Essential Mix from 2012 and you can hear “riddim” before “riddim” was even a thing — it’s that kind of classic sound that PEEKABOO is pushing here in this remix.

Between the epic vocals, with reverb to infinity, and the suspenseful melody worked in beneath the surface, “Lights Go Down” definitely gets a face lift. And once the drop finally hits, you feel the weight of the bass and the history behind it.

Altogether, the remix is fantastic and one of our favorite takes on “Lights Go Down” yet. Check out the new remix from PEEKABOO below, out now on Bite This x Deadbeats.

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