World renowned social media brand Mr. Afterparty and BSH Events hosted the first of their new series “Steam City Live” in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on May 24th. People from all over the world tuned in, with a reach of 500,000 and more than 200,000 views in all.
This inaugural event came live from the ancient walls of “The Pearl of the Adriatic” and 1st World’s Quarantined City back in 1377 and will be followed by more special streams from some of Europe's finest cities. It was a high quality affair with HD sound and vision and DJ sets that really took viewers on a journey and gave them a colourful window into the beautiful city.
This new series is a blend of music and culture to emphasise the historic heritage value of the cities, their highly modern character, culture and unique architecture, through impressive ad hoc recorded cityscape images mostly taken during lockdown by advanced drones as never seen before, so is more than just a visual exploration.
Stay tuned for more announcements and upcoming episodes bringing you different locations from around the world, produced in partnership with local promoters & government bodies specially for "Stream City Live”.
R3HAB teamed up with British pop sensation HRVY for his new single "Be Okay," a dance-pop gem that is sure to lift your spirits. With organic, breezy melodies that softly roll into a groovy breakdown, "Be Okay" evokes images of those times spent with loved ones and friends old and new that can seem so far away given the current state of the world. HRVY's soulful vocals give the heartfelt lyrics life, and the track's accompanying music video is just the type of feel-good content we need right now. The song sends a simple and yet powerful message - that we're all in this together, and everything is truly going to be okay. R3HAB and HRVY weight in on the new single below:
"When Harvey reached out to me, I sent him the song, and he recorded his vocals in no time. From the first time I heard it, I knew we had something special to give to our fans. I hope they like the end result as much as we do, and 'Be okay' will make the quarantine period more bearable for everyone who listens to it." - R3HAB
"I heard this song months before I recorded it, and it put a smile on my face. I reached out to R3HAB to be on the song and recorded it to see how I sounded. Everyone really liked it, so I'm super excited to see "Be Okay" coming out. I hope this puts a smile on everyone's face during quarantine, excited for the video too, as its a homage to the fans." - HRVY
Over the last eight years, the Dutch/Moroccan artist Fadil El Ghoul - better known as R3HAB - has established himself as a leader at the forefront of modern electronic music. His talent has been called the "future of the craft" by the likes of Forbes and Billboard, and he's circuited the globe's best clubs and festivals, all without the backing of a formal record label. In 2017, R3HAB independently released his debut album "Trouble" through his imprint CYB3RPVNK, which amassed over a half-billion streams globally and officially placed R3HAB among electronic music's heavy hitters. He made number 14 on DJ Mag's Top 100 list in 2019, topping the charts with tracks like "Lullaby" and "Hold On Tight," while his sophomore album "The Wave," revealing more complex, emotional and experimental layers of himself, has amassed over 250 million streams on Spotify alone. In 2019 R3HAB's "All Around The World" with A Touch of Class quickly became his biggest ever record already topping 200M streams across platforms and achieving gold & platinum status in 8 countries. It was followed by "Flames," R3HAB's collaboration with ZAYN. Stay tuned to see what this ever-evolving artist has up his sleeve next!
Agoria returns to his Sapiens label with a fantastic new single that comes with remixes from Stereocalypse and Andhim.
Agoria is in the middle of a real purple patch that includes his original soundtrack for French comedy Lucky plus brand new EPs including this one on his own Sapiens label. The long time French electronic icon also recently finished his critically acclaimed debut solo art show during Art Basel Miami at Scope, curated by Santiago Guggenheim and shows now signs of slowing down. '3 Letters' is a perfectly emotive pop-dance track with catchy finger clicks and warm, summery chords complete with a pained vocal sample rising out up top. It is a heavenly groove and one that stays long in the memory. The release features the amazing vocals of Blasé who Agoria worked with on his huge summer release last year ‘Your Not Alone'
Stereocalypse is an Italian duo that has found great success on labels like Innervisions and they re-work that track into something more suited to the club, with edgy snares and a tense lead synth line that eventually explodes in cosmic fashion to take you on a real trip. Enduring German house specialists Andhim then step up with an S Computer Love Mix that flips the track into something futuristic and spaced out, with far-sighted pads and pixelated melodies lighting up the whole track with real color. An Instrumental is also included and strips out the vocal for a more direct impact. This is another standout single from this long time French wizard.
Agoria - 3 Letters Ft Blasé
Agoria - 3 Letters (Stereocalypse Remix)
Agoria - 3 Letters (Andhim S Computer Love Mix Instrumental)
Agoria - 3 Letters (Andhim S Computer Love Mix
Streaming live on the W&W Facebook and Twitch
on Saturday 23rd May at 17:00 CEST
Globally renowned DJ & producer duo W&W will deliver a very special extended reality livestream via a partnership with Dutch events brand ALDA, in which an entire 3D virtual world will be created from scratch. The pioneering move will see the pair play an eagerly anticipated set inside a custom-made stadium, with animation helping to craft this extended reality on Saturday 23rd May at 17:00 CEST, for all the world to see. Those who want to be notified can subscribe here.
For this unique occasion, W&W and ALDA will partner up with China's premier sports brand Li-Ning, world's leading live streaming platform Twitch and globally renowned dance music magazine DJ Mag. Unicef has been chosen as a global charity, working to provide relief and recovery to communities impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19). With the future of dance music continuing to find innovative paths in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, W&W's virtual world marks a seminal point in the history of the industry, as the Dutch duo implement green screens to enhance the illusion of their creative 3D reality. Set to secure an iconic legacy as the debut XR extended reality livestream in the electronic music scene, the broadcast will showcase many futuristic elements, with a nod towards a potential future route for the events industry during the global lockdown.
Becoming one of the most sought-after duos the world of dance music has to offer, W&W are best known for their dynamic DJ sets - packed with raw intensity - and the energy of the powerful production prowess they flex with every release fresh from their studio. Crafting a unique signature sound, their productions have been championed by the likes of Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta and many more, rising as high as number #18 in the DJ Mag Top 100 poll. Continually performing at leading festivals across all corners of the globe, such as Tomorrowland and EDC, the debut of the hugely exciting live-stream is certainly not the first time the Dutch duo have paired up with ALDA, after performing a truly iconic set at AMF 2019, when the pair helped own the night during a sensational b2b performance alongside Timmy Trumpet.
With the duo continuing to prove their status as innovators and tastemakers in the scene, all eyes will be firmly fixed on this revolutionary premiere of the augmented reality performance, in which Willem and Ward will surround themselves with a series of mind-blowing special effects. Striving to push the dance music scene to a new limit, by creating a space that welcomes everyone to pave the way for the industry's future, this very special performance from W&W, in partnership with ALDA, will take place on Saturday 23rd May 17:00 CEST, with fans able to tune in via Facebook and Twitch.
The two-day festival will start at 4PM PST, May 16th and 10AM PST, May 17th on OS Studio’s Twitch Channel.
We had VR. We had AR. Now, we have the idea of Virtual Real Estate.
With lockdown impeding on people’s lives, the concept of virtual hangout spots is now more prevalent than ever; places in which people can meet and engage in activities like graduation ceremonies are no longer bounded by physical attendance.
From wanting to host a simple graduation party for UC Berkeley students to making history with the biggest music festival on Minecraft to date, a team of Berkeley seniors and (mostly) alumni made Blockeley Music Festival, the first in-game Minecraft music festival, jointly hosted with #1 public university of the world UC Berkeley and the hottest artists in the modern Dance & EDM scene. Notable artists on the line-up include Sam Feldt, Cash Cash, Vini Vici, Bakermat, Michael Calfan, Brooks, EDX, Dannic and 40 more artists.
Produced and executed by the first-class production team at OS Studios, the star studded Blockeley Music Festival will happen after the official Berkeley Graduation Commencement featuring speeches delivered by Chancellor Carol Christ (UC Berkeley), Steve Wozniak (Apple), and Bill Gates (Microsoft).
Born as a project for UC Berkeley’s, Blockeley came by the hands of Founders Elliot Choi and Luis Juarez, Nick Pickett & Bjorn Lustic who lead a team of volunteer engineers and builders and many others to build the first of its kind, 1:1 replica of UC Berkeley Campus inside of Minecraft, with the scope of raising funds for COVID-19 relief.
Notable mentions include Trevor Noah’s Daily Show:
BEAUZ is a DJ/producer duo known for being the genre-bending pioneers of Psy-Pop in Electronic Dance Music. The extent of the involvement of BEAUZ and Blockeley has been integral to the project from ideation to launch. In fact, Johan, (1/2 of BEAUZ) is an alumnus of UC Berkeley. Together with his manager Antonio Di Puorto from KEYTEM, the team laid down a framework of operations that allowed the whole event to take place in less than 2 weeks. In fact, Bernie Yang, Johan Yang, and Antonio Di Puorto have been contributing to turn the 1:1 replica into a Music Festival by securing A-List talent and strategic partnerships with labels and brands, such as Musical Freedom, RAZER, NBC.
Discussing the event, BEAUZ and his manager remember, “When Elliot and his team reached out to ask us to join such a groundbreaking event. A 1:1 replica of Johan’s campus to celebrate 2020 graduations? We had to do whatever we could do to help make this happen.”
Joining in as a strategic partner, Asia's number 1 nightclub brand ONE THIRD will be broadcasting the Festival in China exclusively through their Official Douyin livestream channels, which average 2 Million+ viewers per livestream.
Special thanks to Luigi Porcari, Adriano Romitti, Cindy Gu, Alessandro Dimitrio, Iris Gao, Lorraine Lu, Harrison Miao, Hunter Hall, and Lucas Jimenez who have all contributed to making this charitable event possible.
*All proceeds from the event will be donated to Covid19 relief.
One of the latest releases that really deserve your attention comes from the italians talents “Zheno” in collabation with “NO-ONE” with a brand new song called “For A Minute”. The club vibes in this tune drop are high, combined to an agressive breakdown inspired to Drum & Bass and touch of Hip Hop the song is a 10/10 banger. The song has been released the 8th May by Revealed Radar (Revealed Recordings). Check it out on the world famous radioshow “Hardwell On Air- Episode 466” and enjoy the Revealed sounds.
@2020 DJ Mag Malaysia
Parallells duo launch their A Day In series with a fantastic first film from Essaouira in Morocco, during Moga Festival
The Parallells duo are proud to launch their A Day In series with a fantastic first film from Essaouira in Morocco, during Moga Festival. The film features a new and exclusive track “A Day In Essaouira” which will be available for purchase on Bandcamp and profits will go to the Associations Yerma Gnaoua and Issaouas in order to help Moroccan traditional musicians and their families to overcome the CV19 crisis.
Julien and Thomas de Bie, former students of the Academy of Music, grew up influenced by jazz and classical music and are now underground electronic stalwarts who are based in Amsterdam. They perform at major festivals such around the globe, manage Klassified Records and the Klassified Music Festival and have just opened “The House of Klassified” in Amsterdam; a creative hub for their artists combining: studios, recording facilities, an art gallery and co-working spaces.
With this ambitious new project, Parallells have taken their musical venture even further by discovering different cultures, tribes and their specific sounds. This episode is the first one of the video series “A Day In” where Parallells translate, through field recordings, a specific culture, city or country. It is said that “Music is the universal language” and Parallells aims to show how it connects people as well as showing the world’s beauty and use music as a force for change. This video was filmed by friend Arnaud Moro who does a remarkable job of capturing the process through his lens.
This last October, Parallells, Maalem Omar Hayat and his crotales players performed a unique show combining Gnawa music infused with electronic music. It came about as an initiative from Moga Festival called Moga Creation. Creating bridges between tradition and modernity, perpetuating the heritage of Essaouira, a city of mixed cultures, highlighting local creativity and hospitality, this project is what Moga Creation aims for.
Parallells rehearsed in the middle of Essaouira’s Medina, in a sacred place where the synergies were shivering when electronic music met traditional Gnawa’s rhythm and culture. After 3 days together, they played this memorable live at Moga Festival, a performance forever engraved in many people’s hearts.
Gnawa culture is a centuries-old Moroccan practice rooted in African rituals, Sufi traditions and music played with the guenbri, a type of lute with three strings, and steel castanets called krakebs or crotales. Gnawa refers to a "set of musical productions, fraternal practices and therapeutic rituals where the secular mixes with the sacred"
Essaouira is an exceptional example of a late-18th-century fortified town, built according to the principles of contemporary European military architecture in a North African context. Since its foundation, it has been a major international trading seaport, linking Morocco and its Saharan hinterland with Europe and the rest of the world.
Maalam Omar Hayat is delighted with this collaboration with Julien and Thomas, because it perfectly reflects the cultural exchange between Gnaoua music and electronic music. It was a truly unique experience with, as a highlight, this superb live performed at Moga festival, which perfectly symbolizes this alliance. "Moga création". It is the DNA of Moga festival and a great opportunity to represent these different worlds in the hope of future collaboration, because it was really magic.
This is a fantastic way to launch this new video series which will breakdown borders between music, culture and people all over the world. Watch out for the second episode which finds the pair immersing themselves in the Huichol culture in the Mexican mountains later this year.
Festival organisers have been closely monitoring the worldwide situation for the past few weeks and a decision has been made that the debut edition of one of 2020's most eagerly anticipated events, SAGA Festival, will be rescheduled to September this year due to COVID-19 concerns. This postponement is the best option for SAGA Festival with the health and wellbeing of visitors a main priority.
SAGA Festival will now take place between 11-13 September at Romania's stunning Izvor Park location. It will be an immense moment of celebration of a brand new dance music experience taking over the cultural hub of Romania. The innovative festival - a brainchild of both ALDA (AMF) & Insomniac (EDC) - marks a new beginning for the Eastern European festival scene, with a whole host of the finest acts in the world across 3 days of musical celebration. Festival organizers have noted that the soon to be announced lineup may be slightly different due to artist scheduling, but they assure visitors that it will be up to ALDA and Insomniac standards. There will also be an amazing surprise act added to the line-up, which will also be announced soon.
This stunning festival experience will now take place under the lush late-summer air, with sun shining as ravers from all across the world touch down in Romania to taste an iconic moment in dance music history. Filled with exciting visual spectacles - a small selection of which were displayed to guests at the recent SAGA launch event - visitors will be truly blown away by the scale of this pioneering event, with 'the story of SAGA' focusing on writing a new chapter in electronic history as we fill the blank pages of our story with the tales that will be told for generations to come regarding the antics enjoyed at SAGA Festival 2020.
Previously playing host to over 350 shows and more than 30 brands for millions of visitors worldwide, ALDA's reputation in the electronic industry has elevated the brand to the summit of the scene, where they proudly sit alongside partner brand, U.S giants Insomniac. With party-goers from every corner of the globe jetting in to experience the inaugural edition of the annual musical celebration, all eyes now turn to September. Are you ready to experience the beginning of the SAGA?
Monday, the team behind 1001Tracklists announces the launch of Songstats, a cross-platform music analytics service for artists, labels, and industry professionals.
Songstats is a mobile-first data solution that delivers important insights in real time. Currently tracking data from Spotify, Apple Music, Shazam, Beatport, Traxsource, iTunes, SoundCloud and 1001Tracklists, Songstats offers a comprehensive picture of the performance of each release.
The Songstats platform is a powerful tool that enables creators to save time and capitalize on their success. Subscribers receive push notifications when their tracks are added to major playlists, reach new milestones, and chart in different territories and genres. Custom artworks can automatically be generated and shared directly to Instagram, allowing artists to create momentum, celebrate accomplishments with their fans, and recognize supporters.
Both the website and mobile app present an activity feed to display important updates across an artist's or label's entire catalog. By displaying chronological insights for every track, Songstats makes it easy to highlight key performance metrics without needing to dig further.
Artist and label dashboards provide an overview of the most important all-time and recent achievements. For an in-depth look, individualized track pages showcase detailed analytics for each data source. Interactive tables empower users to dive deeper into the moments that matter most, while graphs allow for easy visualization of the growth of each release. Songstats regularly fetches the catalogue of artists and labels and leverages proprietary data merging mechanisms to compile statistics across all versions of a track in one combined place.
From CEO Oskar Eichler, "In today's landscape, there are so many different sources of information for your music, and it's difficult to know how you can use this data strategically.
Songstats was born out of a desire to aggregate everything into a single app, notify you straight away on what's most significant, and make it easy to understand
the many ways in which you can take advantage "
Songstats offers a free trial for all new users, and premium accounts can be shared across an unlimited number of team members at no additional cost.
Head to the App Store and Google Play
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It's time for another Future House/Progressive track on Revealed Recording ! This time “Zheno”in collaboration with talented guy “Leo Teran” and with the wonderful voice by “Nino Lucarelli “deliver their latest fantastic collaboration called 'Eyes'. The song is characterized by acoustic sounds, such as the guitar, and electronic synthesizer, merged to create a emotional vibe and give off a lot of energy in the refrain to convey all the emotions that had been recorded in the track. With its danceable and emotiv vibes, “ EYES” is the perfect track to set the tone in the radio ! Check it out “Hardwell On Air 457” for listening the premiere of the track.