Kanye West’s Floating Stage Is Inspired By Daft Punk

Kanye West just embarked on his Saint Pablo Tour, and it’s got fans freaking out. The result of over eight months of planning with the world’s best stage designers, and inspiration drawn from Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor, The Rolling Stones, and Daft Punk, West’s latest endeavor is proving to be a cultural spectacle.

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In a recent interview with E!, Yeezy has opened up about the conceptualization of Saint Pablo and how it’s come to fruition. It’s not about watching the artist, but people interacting with friends and taking the reigns of their own contributions to the event. After opening for Bono, The Rolling Stones, and watching Michael Jackson perform, West has constructed a wholesome understanding of what it takes to put on an Earth-shattering show. Additionally, the interview is certainly one of the more composed moments we’ve seen from Kanye, and a truer reflection of the man’s artistry than his crazed online presence.

“I feel like this take on the future and the way it connects with music – I just feel like that’s the vibe.”

See videos of the stage & performance below.

 

@kanyewest fusses with security during opening of Saint Pablo Tour in Indy. #SaintPabloTour pic.twitter.com/vQoxkUpcl7

— TheCincinnatiHerald (@CinciHerald) August 26, 2016

Kanye West opens the #SaintPabloTour with ‘Father Stretch My Hands’ on a floating stage! pic.twitter.com/11GWzwN6qJ

— HIP HOP (@HipHopiLL) August 26, 2016

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Source: Kanye West’s Floating Stage Is Inspired By Daft Punk

Calvin Harris’ X Factor Lifetime Ban Lifted By Simon Cowell

It’s been seven years since the infamous 2009 incident that left Calvin Harris banned from The X Factor. The incident, of course, was rather innocuous, but enough to get showrunner Simon Cowell furious and ban the DJ/producer from the program.

Now, it seems that the ban has been lifted, as Harris is expected to appear as a guest judge at Nicole Scherzinger’s Judges’ Houses segment in Nice, France next month. It would be Calvin’s first appearance on the show since he was escorted out of the studios.

Even as recent as 2014, Calvin said he and Simon had a “mutual agreement to stay away from each other.” However, sources say Simon approached him last year to tell him his ban had been lifted.

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Source: Calvin Harris’ X Factor Lifetime Ban Lifted By Simon Cowell

Gryffin & Bipolar Sunshine Go “Whole Heart” With Irresistible New Single

There is no doubt that Gryffin has been a dominant force in his breakout year, and his newest release is just another piece of evidence to support that claim. The swiftly rising star first made waves this year with “Heading Home” featuring Josef Salvat, his debut single that hit #1 on Spotify’s U.S. and Global Viral charts on the way to racking up over 25 million streams. The Los Angeles transplant then went on to sell out his debut live tour, and play for massive crowds at festivals like CRSSD, Electric Zoo, Billboards Hot 100 Festival and more. While Gryffin was busy touring and releasing remixes, he was quietly working on new original music, which leads us to this special day.

Gryffin and Bipolar Sunshine have come together to release their first official collaborative song, “Whole Heart,” which comes a year or so after Gryffin remixed Bipolar Sunshine’s “Daydreamer.” This new song blends the best of both worlds – Gryffin’s lush, vibey, and mid-tempo production work with Bipolar’s smooth and instantly recognizable pipes. “Whole Heart” is sure to be a smash to close out the summer in a big way. Listen here and/or buy on iTunes, courtesy of Darkroom/Interscope Records.

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Source: Gryffin & Bipolar Sunshine Go “Whole Heart” With Irresistible New Single

EXSSV Takes On AutoErotique In New Remix

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EXSSV takes Autoerotique’s house anthem “Streets” and flips it into a high energy dubstep smasher. Reworking the original lead synth into something completely new, this is without a doubt a stellar remix. This 21 year old NYC based producer never ceases to impress with a heavy string of remixes and originals that are heard at festivals around the country. Having recently begun to work with Dim Mak, its no surprise that EXSSV probably has some epic things in the worksfor us. With co-signs like Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, Carnage & Borgore we know he cant go wrong.

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Source: EXSSV Takes On AutoErotique In New Remix

Elephante – Hold (feat. Jessica Jarrel)

Progressive house and electro house hero Elephante has been at work for quite some time creating his most ambitious project to date. With prior releases “Closer” and ” Catching On” making recent buzz, Tim Wu adds his track “Hold” featuring Jessica Jarrel as the latest single for his upcoming I Am The Elephante EP. But fans of his classic sound found in his remixes of Jack Ü, Galantis, and Clean Bandit might find something unexpected and different in this new tune.

In the track “Hold”, Elephante takes Jessica Jarrel’s pop-style singing and chops them up to rearrange them over a beat that is a mesh of dancehall and 90’s flavored hip-hop. Where Wu shines on the production of this new song is in his ability to blend his nurtured noise with an alternative bpm and a moldable vocal hook. Along with the mastering of his sound on “Closer”, the risks he took in “Catching On”, and the genre overhaul he conquered in “Black Ivory”, the new Elephante EP is gearing up to be one of the most exciting projects to drop next month.

Make sure to grab or preorder I Am The Elephante EP when it drops September 14th.

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Source: Elephante – Hold (feat. Jessica Jarrel)

Jayceeoh & JayKode Team Up For “Testament”

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Dance music heavy-hitter Jayceeoh has been creating quite a bit of noise lately, literally and figuratively. On the heels of his Das Energi performance, Jayceeoh teams up with LA’s rising bass producer, JayKode, for their dance floor smasher “Testament” on Elysian Records.

The orchestral influenced track opens with a demonstrative string arrangement accompanied by haunting piano riffs, which lead into a high-energy musical composition. The echoing melody stays persistent throughout the song, guided by thrashing percussion, intricate cuts, and a colossal bassline. Testament, being an appropriate name, will lift you up and smack your ass down leaving you thinking about church on Sunday.

Jayceeoh is still buzzing off his remixes for TJR, Markus Schulz, Martin Solveig, The Knocks, and Mac Miller. Additionally, his originals such as his latest cuts, “Elevate”, “Raptor” with Señor Roar, and “Rap Don’t Work” feat. OJ Da Juiceman have been gaining a great deal of circulation. With an incredibly busy 2016, Jayceeoh still managed to find the time to launch a successful new side-project with the legendary rapper, Redman, called “1000volts”.

JayKode has released original collaborations with Party Thieves, Whiiite, and now the biggest collaborator thus far, Jayceeoh. He’s put out official remixes for Cash Cash and the Chainsmokers, and is slated to release his debut EP later this year.

 

 

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Insomniac’s Dreamstate is Heading to Mexico

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By now, we have all heard of Insomniac‘s signature trance event, Dreamstate. Pasquale Rotella, creator of Insomniac, had long been working on getting an all-trance brand started because of his own love for it and it is evident how loyal the trance fan base is.

After getting started last year in So Cal then holding events in San Francisco, New York and even an entire stage at EDC LV, the team is now announcing a show in Mexico City. People all over the world have been begging for a Dreamstate event in their city and it looks like Insomniac has heard the calls. Check out the flyer above and be sure to snag your tickets when they go on sale on August 30th.

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It Looks Like Martin Garrix Will Be This Year’s #1 DJ

Even though voting for the DJ Mag Top 100 2016 doesn’t come to a close until September 14th, the planning for the big reveal is already well underway. So far underway in fact, that AMF might have accidentally let slip the #1 DJ before the polls close. Sounds like DJ Mag and the DNC operate in a similar fashion. The Amsterdam Music Festival flier for the big reveal was just posted and includes all of the big names you would expect to be in contention such as Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, and last year’s #1 Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. Curiously, the flier also says “special guest appearance by the new number 1 DJ in the world” at the bottom.

So to recap, it’s a NEW #1 DJ and it’s not one of the previously listed names. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that the new #1 DJ is going to be Dutch wunderkind Martin Garrix. After the awkwardness of last year, it’s not surprising that DJ Mag would want a feel good kind of winner. Despite differing opinions on the topic, nobody can deny that young Martin works his tail off and has put out a steady stream of beloved productions. At least we can all put that whole iPad voter fraud behind us, since we have plenty of new voting concerns to worry about this year in the US. There’s a tiny chance we’re wrong on this, but let’s give a big congrats to Martin Garrix either way.

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EDC Orlando Drops Insane 2016 Lineup

It’s about that time of year again, where festival goers in Florida are getting ready to prepare for EDC Orlando. Last year’s madness included acts like DJ Snake, 4B, Bro Safari, Calvin Harris, Carnage and many many more! It was just announced a whole ago that the festival is back even bigger and better this year, with a brand new set of acts ready to set the first weekend of November off. This year looks to be one for the books with headliners like Hardwell, Porter Robinson, Bassnectar, Axwell, and Above & Beyond. This year Insomniac is also bringing its new festival properties to EDC Orlando such as Dreamstate with Gouryella, Simon Patterson, and Standerwick along with Bassrush artists like 12th Planet, Boombox Cartel, and more.

EDC Orlando has also become unique in that its the first festival where the EDC Vegas stage is shrunken down and premiered in its new form before it takes off to travel the world to New York, UK, and more. You can still get your tickets here, but act fast before they go up in price.

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Full Lineup

12th Planet

Above & Beyond

Adam Scott

Alison Wonderland

Axwell

Baggi

Bassnectar

Bassrush Experience

Big Makk

Bixel Boys

Bonnie X Clyde

Boombox Cartel

Borgeous

Brillz

Bryan Kearney

Camelphat

Carlos Mendoza

Chocolate Puma

Chris Lake

CID

Cocodrills

Cosmic Gate

Dash Berlin

Dead Space

Discovery Project

Don Diablo

Dreamstate Presents

Edgar V

Ephwurd

Ferry Corsten Presents Gouryella

Friction

Hardwell

Heatbeat

Jamie Jones

Jauz

Jose Estrada

Julia Govor

Kasra b2b Mefjus

Kayzo

Keys N Krates

Mark Knight b2b Chus & Ceballos

Markus Schulz

MC Dino

Midnight Tyrannosaurus

Morgan Page

Nero (live)

NGHTMRE

Nicole Moudaber

Porter Robinson (DJ set)

Rabbit In The Moon (live)

RL Grime

Sean Drake

Simon Patterson

Sonny Fodera

Spag Heddy

Standerwick

The Chainsmokers

Throttle

Tokimonsta

Valentino Khan

Vini Vici

W&W

Yellow Claw

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Codeko Releases Official Electric Zoo Festival Anthem, “Walking With Lions”

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Codeko – “Walking With Lions” Feat. RAPHAELLA

As New York’s biggest dance music festival quickly approaches, the people of Electric Zoo have recently announced the official anthem for this year’s event. Codeko’s single “Walking With Lions” featuring RAPHAELLA encompasses all the significant aspects of a festival – spending time with friends, escaping the real world, and finding yourself in complete bliss.

“We have always wanted to produce a festival anthem that represents the theme of our festival that would resonate with our fans,” said Electric Zoo Festival Director Adam Richman. “There is no questions Codeko’s Walking With Lions does exactly that.”

As London-based RAPHAELLA’s lyricism praises the notions of community and excitement, the track’s progressive house elements filter in a euphoric horn piece and intoxicating synth work to bring the piece together. Fitting perfectly in both sound and style, Codeko’s “Walking With Lions” is a transcendent, feel-good treasure that is well-deserving of being Electric Zoo’s first official anthem.

Codeko will be kicking off the festival’s main stage on Sunday, September 4th. Tickets are still available here.

Codeko – “Walking With Lions” Feat. RAPHAELLA | Download

 

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