DJ Snake Reveals He’s Putting Finishing Touches On His Album

DJ Snake has been consistently making spicy new music in 2018 — and he’s not finished yet!

From the mega collab “Taki Taki” with Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B, to his crowd pleaser “Let’s Get Ill,” to the flavorful “Maradona Riddim” and “Magenta Riddim,” the producer is nonstop. Let’s not forget “Made In China” with Higher Brothers, “Gassed Up” with Jauz, and “Creep On Me” with GASHI and French Montana.

Looking back on this year, it’s definitely a huge one for Snake. But all of these tracks have been paving the way for something bigger, as the producer has plans for a full album. He first teased the album earlier this year, and now we know he’s putting the finishing touches on it, thanks to his Instagram story.

“I apologize to my friends and family for being so distant and ignoring your messages/calls but I need to finish this album,” DJ Snake gets straight to the point in his latest update.

Please, nobody hold this against him. We need a full DJ Snake release in our lives pronto.

DJ Snake Finishing Up Full Album

DJ Snake Teasing New Album - AGAIN

DJ Snake Teasing New Album - AGAIN

 

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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: DJ Snake Reveals He’s Putting Finishing Touches On His Album

Virginia Key Residents Cry Out Against Proposed Ultra Festival As Draft Agreement Is Revealed

With Ultra Music Festival’s fate in Miami currently up in the air, residents of Virginia Key called an emergency meeting last night to protest the festival’s proposed move to the island.

In a report last week, it was revealed that Ultra organizers were looking to move the 3-day music festival to Virginia Key, split between Miami Marine Stadium and Historic Virginia Key Beach Park as venues. According to Virginia Key residents, they were not made aware of a tentative vote on the matter until it was reported on in the Miami Herald last week.

“We only heard about it by seeing it in [the Miami Herald,]” said Key Biscayne Mayor Mayra Lindsay during last night’s meeting. “We didn’t even get the courtesy of being told directly.”

“I am ready to call out our neighbors, the city of Miami, as bad neighbors,” said Vice Mayor Franklin Caplan. “I am pretty well fed up with the way the city of Miami behaves.”

Virginia Key residents reportedly called the festival “abhorrent” and an “absolutely horrible disruptive event.”

A draft agreement between the city and Ultra obtained by the Miami Herald through a public records request shows more of the details proposed. A minimum of $1.4 million would be owed by Ultra to stage the festival on Virginia Key, though that figure could increase if ticket sales are strong.

More importantly, there is no end term to the agreement; it would last indefinitely, with a provision to review the contract terms in 2024. The city or Ultra would also have the option of revoking the contract voluntarily, given a year’s notice before the following festival.

Read the full agreement below.

 

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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Virginia Key Residents Cry Out Against Proposed Ultra Festival As Draft Agreement Is Revealed

5 Unique Sets to Catch at EDC Orlando

EDC Orlando hits Orlando for its eighth year this week. A lot has changed in EDM since the first event in 2011, and the scale and spectacle have exploded. Beyond the fireworks, rides and LED-laden production, there’s a core appeal to EDC: amazing sets.

EDC Orlando has the usual suspects across genres, but there’s some unique artists and b2bs this year. In an era where monotony dominates US festival lineups, EDC lineups stand out. And while EDC Orlando remains EDC Vegas‘ little sibling, it has its own share of rare sets.

A closing set from Kaskade or Martin Garrix may tempt you, but consider these five unique sets at EDC Orlando as well.

Tiësto (Sunset Slot)

EDC Orlando benefits from Florida’s time change, giving stages an extra hour to shine in the dark. But, there’s something special about catching a sunset slot too. Tiësto mans the sunset slot at kineticFIELD on Saturday, a rare treat from the usual stage closer. He played at similar slot at Ultra, sneaking in some trance gems among the usual bigroom house. Fans may get a rare listen to “Adagio For Strings” and some other classics; whatever the case, expect pure energy.

Dillon Francis & Friends

Dillon Francis rides high after releasing his Wut Wut album, full of Latin-inspired tracks. EDC Orlando has him for a prime slot, but he’s bringing some friends along as well. Which friends, exactly? We expect fellow artists on the lineup, perhaps like-minded producers like Kayzo, Alison Wonderland and GTA. Or, maybe even artists not even on the lineup at all. There’s a possibility for something truly magical here.

Jamie Jones b2b The Martinez Brothers

Tech house, house and techno work best in extended sets. So, expect solo sets from Jamie Jones and The Martinez Brothers to warm-up this closing b2b. Jones bring his Paradise party once again to neonGARDEN, but this marks the debut EDC Orlando for The Martinez Brothers. The three have b2b many times in the past, but we’re curious to hear how they cater their set to the rave crowd.

Nicole Moudaber b2b Paco Osuna

Another b2b closes out neonGARDEN on Friday, this one between Nicole Moudaber and Paco Osuna. Both EDC Orlando veterans, they’ll close out after playing solo sets of their own. The two have also played b2b before, but never for EDC Orlando. Expect dark, thumping tech house, a complement to the lighter fare from Jones and The Martinez Brothers. The set caps Moudaber’s first-ever MoodZONE takeover at EDC Orlando as well.

4B b2b GTA b2b Valentino Khan

B2B sets may dominate this list, but for good reason: they’re hard to catch. Bass fans will find much to love from this b2b between 4B, GTA and Valentino Khan, closing out the circuitGROUNDS on Saturday night. We anticipate a mix of trap, dubstep, moombah and maybe even some future bass or even house. Energy levels will be high during this closing b2b, so prepare accordingly.

See you at EDC Orlando this weekend, on November 9-10 at Tinker Field!

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: 5 Unique Sets to Catch at EDC Orlando

Carnage Taking A Break To Recharge And “Work On My Mental & Physical Health”

Avicii. Hardwell. Deadmau5. Mac Miller. James Blake. Lil Peep. Ekali. Kayzo.

These are all artists who have experienced issues with mental or physical health. Some, like Avicii and Miller, have succumbed to their demons. Others like Deadmau5 and Hardwell managed to see the warning signs and take a break before it was too late. Still others like Blake, Ekali, and Kayzo made public statements regarding mental and physical health that helped to break down the stigma of talking about these issues in the first place.

Today, Carnage became the latest artist to announce that he’s seen the warning signs and needs to take a break. In a statement, Carnage writes, “This year has been really tough on me. With everything going on, I can’t ignore the warning signs. I need to slow the fuck down. […] Having close friends pass due to this stuff really scares the fuck out of me.”

Carnage is one of the most divisive artists in the dance music world, but I think we can all agree that recognizing your demons and taking steps to make sure they don’t get the better of you is a good thing.

We wish Carnage the best and hope he comes back with a reinvigorated tenacity.

 

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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Carnage Taking A Break To Recharge And “Work On My Mental & Physical Health”

Illenium Shares Drop Date For Anticipated Collab with Call Me Karizma

Illenium is gearing up for another release, one that fans have been anticipating for quite some time. The producer has revealed “God Damnit” with Call Me Karizma is releasing on November 9th.

What started as a Call Me Karizma original has morphed into an official release from both artists. True Illenials already what this track sounds like and know all the words by now, as Illenium dropped his take on “God Damnit” during his live Red Rocks performance in late August.

In just four days, we’ll be able to hear the new collaboration in studio quality, but for now this is the best the internet has to offer. Watch, and be amazed.

Pre-save the track here and look out for the official release on Friday!

P.S. Don’t miss Illenium on his Awake Tour. Dates run through December.

Illenium – “God Damnit” with Call Me Karizma

 

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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Illenium Shares Drop Date For Anticipated Collab with Call Me Karizma

Gesaffelstein Signs With Columbia Records

After billboards and a renewed social media presence last week, it’s officially been announced that Gesaffelstein has signed with Columbia Records. Other artists signed to Columbia include Calvin Harris, Diplo, and Kaskade.

Gesaffelstein’s debut album Aleph came out in 2013. In 2015, he provided the soundtrack for the film Maryland. This year, he worked with The Weeknd on his project My Dear Melancholy,.

With the new signing, a full return is expected, although no other information was given in the official press release for the news.

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Gesaffelstein Signs With Columbia Records

Francis Mercier drops a statement of a single “Treat Me Like A Lady” [Deep Root Records]

Here’s a deep house gem from none other than New York’s impressive rising artist Francis Mercier, featuring the UK’s very own  Jeanne Naylor. With unique and funky fresh disco house vibes, it’s sure to spice up the beginning of your week. Working alongside Mercier, Naylor was tasked with filling the void and she’s done that so incredibly well. The futuristic pop feels are almost comparable to a Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris collaboration. The hook is groovy, sexy, and ready to burn through the dance floor. “Treat Me Like A Lady” is a curated hit song, perfect for your house music playlist!

Francis is in touch with his production roots, always staying true to a consistent vibe. All the while, he continues reaching forward and progressing with the times. An artist like this is bound to make his mark and it’s with songs like this that he is going to do so. His commercial house mastery is not to be mistaken, even if it looks easy. The man is a genius on the decks and behind his music production as well.

For more music from Francis be sure to follow him on Soundcloud and Spotify!

Find the song on you’re favorite platform here!

This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Francis Mercier drops a statement of a single “Treat Me Like A Lady” [Deep Root Records]

‘The Story Of Hardwell’ Revealed, DJ Shares His Career Timeline On Instagram [LOOK]

Hardwell is taking us on a trip down memory lane today. His Instagram feed has transformed into a timeline of his DJ ventures, starting from the very beginning. Back to when he first began DJing at the age of 14.

In a series of uploads he introduces this new storytelling series: “It is time to relive my journey through my eyes — the past 16 years of my life. Let’s share some memories. The Story of Hardwell.”

“I was 14 years old when I started getting serious with DJ’ing,” he explains. “The beginning of my DJ journey started in 2002. Starting my DJ life in 2002 was hard work and full focus as a kid. I had managed to play at 12 parties that year.”

But his history with music dated back well before then, “It all started with years of practicing piano in my bedroom at my parents’ home. The basis for my musical interest, which was quickly followed by my curiosity for electronic music and technology.”

The DJ/producer recently announced his huge, unexpected step back from touring to focus on his music and personal life. It’s unclear whether this is a temporary hiatus or a full retirement — only time will tell.

Keep your eyes on Hardwell’s Instagram account here for more as he reveals The Story of Hardwell in full.

 

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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: ‘The Story Of Hardwell’ Revealed, DJ Shares His Career Timeline On Instagram [LOOK]

Another Festival Claims They’ve Already Signed A Contract With Ultra’s Proposed New Venue

Following a unanimous vote in September to deny the renewal of Ultra Music Festival’s contract at Bayfront Park, the festival this past weekend revealed plans to negotiate a contract with Virginia Key to hold the festival on March 29-31, 2019. The apparent plan was to split the festival between Miami Marine Stadium and Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.

Challenges with the location were readily apparent: the possible environmental impact and the traffic congestion leading to the festival, exacerbated by an only-two-lane highway and limited parking on-site. However, another challenge has presented itself today.

Youssef Khamis, CEO and Founder of Rapture Electronic Music Festival, has released a statement saying he has already signed a contract with the park for the dates Ultra hopes to secure and plans to move forward with Rapture. He said, “We have a signed contract with Historic Virginia Key Beach Park dating back to March 2018 for March 29 and March 30, 2019. We’re very much looking forward to returning to this beautiful beachside setting for our third edition.”

The Miami Commission is set to hear Ultra’s proposal on November 15, but it is unclear what the outcome will be at this time.

 

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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Another Festival Claims They’ve Already Signed A Contract With Ultra’s Proposed New Venue