REZZ has released a new track titled 'Silent Hill', inspired by the popular video game of the same name.
"I beat Silent Hill last night," the producer wrote via her Facebook fan page, "so here's a tune I made inspired while playing the game."
REZZ (real name: Isabelle Rezazadeh) is set to spin at Ultra in Miami next month, alongside her global Something Wrong Here tour that includes stops in Canada, America and the UK.
Listen to REZZ's new track 'Silent Hill' below.
Omnia – ‘Why Do You Run‘ – DJ and producer Omnia has teamed up with vocalist Jonny Rose to release their latest track ‘Why Do You Run‘ onto Armada Music imprint Armind. Featuring Rose‘s silky vocals and an exceptional and entrancing melody, Omnia goes strong with this Armind single.
Holy Ship! may have come and gone, but luckily the music lives on with over 18 sets released from the party cruise's 8th and 9th editions.
Holy Ship! 8.0 & 9.0 saw another Sunrise Sermon from Hard Events head honcho, Destructo, as well as some of the the most epic b2b sets of all time with Louis The Child b2b Big Gigantic b2b Slander b2b Ghastly b2b Jai Wolf b2b Manila Killa. Holy Ship! is a bucket list achievement for any major dance music fan, by giving attendees to brush shoulders and down drinks with some of dance music's most prolific DJs. But don't take our word for it, get on the waitlist for 2018 so that you can join in on the event that everyone is raving about!
In the meantime, we've picked out a few of our favorite sets from one of dance music's most hardcore events. Check them out below and listen to all 18 sets at Hardfest's Soundcloud.
Great Britain’s bass cannon is back on the sound web with not just one, but two new tracks.
Featuring the mesmerizing voices of Cammie Robinson and Turin Brakes, Flux steps out of his usual tanks with ‘Pull the Trigger‘ and ‘Cut Me Out‘.
Produced with futuristic elements that will bedazzles your ears rather than blast them, Flux brings out his melodic side with his new sounds that will nonetheless satisfy your senses.
“After a blast of dance floor music it’s a pleasure to be putting out something a bit more musical”, Pavilion wrote on his Facebook.
Listen below for something different from Flux Pavilion.
While you’re at it, check out his upcoming ‘Around the World in 80 Raves‘ tour schedule to see where you could experience his eclectic tunes in person.
A song that became an anthem for many fans in the crowd of Marshmello shows has finally been released under the official name “Chasing Colors” .
If you aren’t familiar with this track yet, it’s time for you to check it out. This single features strong vocals from childhood celebrity and you, Noah Cyrus. She does a great job of adding her energy into the song with an upbeat and happy tone throughout the track. The lyrics to this track, “I want to feel alive, I’m living high” are repeated throughout, making it the perfect song for a celebration of any sort. The bouncy bell lead matches with a distorted bass to create a completely cram-worthy drop.
A few week ago, Coldplay accidentally let slip news on Twitter about an upcoming collaboration with EDM "it" boys of the moment, The Chainsmokers.
Last night, The Chainsmokers and Coldplay gave fans a first listen of the upcoming single "Something Like This" with a live performance on the 2017 Brit Awards. Featuring Coldplay's Chris Martin on vocals, "Something Like This" starts as a melodic piano ballad before bursting into a euphoric synths and sing-along chorus. Featuring poppy post-rock guitar work from Coldplay, "Something Like This" is a perfectly produced pop-single that's sure be on the top of everyone's spring playlists.
Ed Sheeran is fighting himself for No.1 spot in the charts with new song 'How Would You Feel (Paean)'
Ed Sheeran is competing with himself to take the No.1 spot in the UK singles chart this week.
His latest release 'How Would You Feel (Paean)' is currently sitting at No.2 and is set to overtake his current No.1 'Shape of You'.
'How Would You Feel' is the third song Sheeran has shared from his upcoming album ÷ [Divide]. 'Shape of You' and 'Castle on the Hill' were released simultaneously in January.
The new song is "not the next single", Sheeran wrote on Twitter, but is one of his favourites off the album.
The last artist to knock themselves off the No.1 spot was Justin Bieber with 'Love Yourself' (co-written by Sheeran), which replaced 'Sorry' in December 2015.
Meanwhile in the official UK album chart, Rag 'n' Bone Man's debut Human is set to take another week at the No.1 spot, after achieving the fastest-selling debut album by a male solo artist this decade upon its release last week.
Krystal Klear is an artist on the rise. He's released on All City Records, Rinse, Eglo, MadTech, and Cold Tonic, alongside curating his monthly show on Rinse FM and DJing some of the best clubs around the globe.
From his roots in Dublin to attending the star-studded Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid, Krystal Klear’s signature productions blend early-days NYC dance music with a forward-thinking sensibility — in short, this man makes music for the floor!
We're premiering his latest cut 'DANCETERIA' right here, right now — it's a record we think is set for classic status. Turn it on, turn it up!
Krystal Klear's 'DANCETERIA' EP is out via Cold Tonic on 3rd March.
JOYRYDE just dropped a new single on OWSLA that pays a proper ode to warehouse raves of the 90's.
The track "I WARE HOUSE" was accompanied by an awesome music video. The best news is the track is available for FREE. Though bass house wasn't really a thing back then, JOYRYDE does a great job having his signature sound fuse with the repetitive slow build that way typically popular in the warehouse era of raving. Everything from the samples, aesthetics to the overall vibe of "I WARE HOUSE" is classic. This is what JOYRYDE had to say about the release:
"After I arrived to LA over a year ago i filmed in an old warehouse downtown but the footage came out unusable. I always felt like I owed it to that place to finish the job. So we went back down there and re shot these scenes. Didn't want to shoot a professional dance routine or choreography, I wanted to shoot how normal people feel and move.. I wanted it to be natural.. music I hope you like my new video and track"
The clock strikes 5 and everyone’s heading out for a good rest. Everyone but you! Well, you have to gather what’s left of your energy and get ready to go back to work for the rest of the night.
Nowadays, having multiple jobs is not unusual. Whether it’s for financial aid, gathering more experience, or working for the sake of doing what you love — spending most of your hours per day working can crack you up and trigger breakdowns.
Look at it this way: a nine-to-five job is already stressful enough so how much more energy does it take if you add DJing and music producing to the list? It can sometimes almost seem impossible to maintain your sanity. So how do you balance a day job and a DJ/production career?
We spoke to artists who have juggled day jobs and their music career when starting up and compiled a series of tips to bear in mind if you’re doing the same:
Spend Your Time Wisely
Time is gold and you wouldn’t want to waste gold, so put your time in good use. Be organized and don’t mix your obligations on both your day and night jobs. Live at the moment and be present. Don’t think of your nighttime gig when you’re at your day job and likewise, compartmentalize your time so that you’re fully focused on the activity at hand and can get complete everything you need to get done before moving onto the next one.
Set a timetable and follow through. In order to effectively balance a day job and a DJ/Producer career, you have to know how to set goals. Make a daily to-do-list and stick with it. Plan it a week beforehand and DO your best to deliver.
If you’re in a DJ/production duo or trio, it is only wise to ask help: share the responsibilities and don’t carry it all.
Make Use Of Your Technology
In this time and age, everyone has a smart phone. Make good use of it; it was designed that way for a reason. Utilize your apps like your calendars, reminders, and alarm clock. Consider using more “advanced” applications like Evernote to keep notes on ideas and tracks, Asana to manage your projects, Google Drive to share documents and so on.
Create a separate e-mail address for your DJ/music production work so that you can switch from one account to another without any hassle. You wouldn’t want to send important office documents to your DJ/Producer mailing list and so on.
Always Be Prepared
Carry an “emergency kit.” You never know when your boss might ask you to spend more time at work, or when you will find yourself spending extended periods of time at a gig or producing music. To balance a day job and a DJ/Producer career it’s important that you’re always prepared for any eventuality, especially the ones you cannot predict for.
Here are some essential stuff you should include in your kit:
Watch Over Your Health
To balance a day job and a music career you must first and foremost prioritize your health. Don’t take yourself for granted. Take daily vitamins or whatever supplements you need to keep your health in good shape. How else can you be a successful DJ/Producer if you have to miss gigs because you’re sick? You might lose both your jobs if you take your health for granted!
In the world of nightlife it’s easy, in fact almost unavoidable, to be in contact with alcohol and drugs. Yet, drinking and drug consumption make it hard to stay healthy and work long hours. Getting drunk on your rider after a night gig when you have a morning shift will make you unproductive the next day or, worse even, arrive late or not at all and risk getting fired. Consider remaining sober and treating your DJ gigs as pure work, only letting go every once on a while and always when you don’t have work the next day.
Working a day job and juggling DJing/music production is not easy, it requires discipline and a lot of sacrifice. It will all be worth it in the end so keep your goals in mind and stay focused when everyone else around you is partying but you must remain professional and sober so that you can make you shift the following morning.
Be Mindful Of Your Earnings
Try not to mix both of your earnings. If you must, have separate accounts for each. Use the pay you earn from your day job to cover your living expenses and spend what you earn by DJing and music production to buy new studio/music equipment and to advance that career to new heights.
There is nothing wrong from taking a few extra bucks from your day job to spend on your DJing needs or vice versa, but be wary of your budget. To balance a day job or a DJ/Producer career, you must learn how to balance your bank account as well. You don’t want to end up broke in the long run.
This is yet another element of sacrifice that is key to bear in mind when you’re starting up and having to work a day job while DJing at night and/or producing during any spare time you can find. Keep your finances focused, be organized with every dollar you earn and run a tight ship with your earnings.
Hit Your Goals!
Always keep your eyes on the prize! Know your goals and hit them; you won’t be working two jobs forever. If you aim to live off of music production and DJing alone, work hard on your day job but even harder at night. One of the qualities of a successful music producer and DJ is the willingness to work hard so stay away from procrastination and keep focused on what you’re trying to achieve.
Each day you spend working multiple jobs to cover for your extra music and life expenses is getting you one step closer to that dream. So just hang in there!
Have FUN!It might sound impossible to have a good time while trying to balance a day job and a DJ/Producer career but nothing is impossible for an optimistic and hard-working person. If music-making is something you’re really passionate about, that drive will keep you going through any long hours and possible exhaustion. Technically, you have a day job and you get to do what you love at night, so treat being a DJ and producer as your paying stress-relievers — have fun!
In whatever you do, always tell yourself to look at the bright side of things. Your jobs are currently the means to an end — they are temporary. Later on when you earn a stable income from music you will be letting go of your day job and working on what you’re truly passionate about. In the meantime, learn how to balance a day job and a DJ/producer career and get the best of both worlds! Who knows? You might just end up being one of the electronic cash kings! Just have a little more patience and a whole lot of hope, you are one step closer in achieving your goals!