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YouTube Music and YouTube Premium officially launches in 17 countries

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium have officially launched in 17 countries including the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Just like other music streaming services, YouTube Music comes with free and premium tiers, as well as a reimagined mobile app and new desktop interface. Like Spotify, YouTube Music’s interface is driven by algorithms to best […]

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Boston Bun drops tasty new house tune, ‘Spread Love (Paddington)’

Ed Banger Records veteran Boston Bun has a knack for creating high-energy house music with a bounce. Back with his newest release, the French producer has just put out “Spread Love (Paddington)” featuring fellow Ed Banger vocalist, DVNO, just in time for heavy summer airplay. Inspired by the exceptionally lovable children’s character, Paddington Bear, Boston Bun creates […]

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ODESZA release ‘Across The Room’ remix EP, ft. Tycho, Durante, & more

Coming off another preeminent performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater this weekend, ODESZA just won’t stop showering their familial fan base with love. The Seattle-based electronic duo have now released a 6-track remix EP of their soulful single, “Across The Room” ft. Leon Bridges. The remix pack includes a soothing, ethereal rendition from Tycho, a left-field […]

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Tiësto’s Musical Freedom is giving away his signed DJ equipment and a pair of passes to see Tiesto this summer

Recently, Tiësto teamed up with Dzeko to amp up Preme and Post Malone‘s “Jackie Chan,” into a certified a crossover summer thrill. Now, to commemorate the new release breaking into the Global Top 20 on Spotify, Tiësto’s Musical Freedom imprint is hosting a giveaway to celebrate, with an absurd grand prize up for grabs. One lucky fan will receive […]

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Prepare for EPROM and Aliz Perez’s debut LP as SHADES on Deadbeats with second track release, ‘Guillotine’

In what has been referred to as a “bass assassin dream team” in SHADES, the duetted moniker of EPROM and Alix Perez have long been preparing for their debut studio LP, In Praise of Darkness. The 12-track album, which now sees it’s release July 13 via Deadbeats Records, is chocked full of gravity-distorting experimental bass and head-turning percussive cuts. In preparation for the […]

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Crankdat spins some fresh IDs in new Diplo and Friends mix

Christian Smith, a.k.a. Crankdat became a breakout star through remixes for Zeds Dead, Jaden Smith, San Holo, and more. In addition, he’s added some equally successful originals to the portfolio, with his most recent being “Need Somebody.” Now, it seems this positive traction has caught Diplo‘s attention, as the rising producer has officially made his debut […]

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Snails unveils his own newly minted imprint, Slugz Music

After three long years of pioneering the “Vomitstep” genre, Snails finally released his long-awaited debut studio LP, The Shell. So what could be next for the Canadian party boy producer? Why, birthing his very own record label of course. The Vomitstep pioneer has officially announced the creation of Slugz Music via his Facebook page. In what is sure […]

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Listen to Diplo’s Pride Month playlist, featuring selections from LGBTQ artists [Stream]

Diplo doesn’t always make playlists, but Pride Month calls for a special acknowledgment of the LGBTQ artists who remain impactful in the music industry throughout the year. “Sorry I don’t make more playlists,” Diplo wrote in a recent Instagram post, “I’m working hard making sets every night when I DJ…almost always trying to improvise or […]

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AXIS 201: 15 Years of Armada Music (Selected by Maykel Piron)

The Armin van Buuren-co-founded label, Armada Music, has been an influential force in the dance music scene since its inception in 2003. Breeding and developing world-renowned talent since its early beginnings, Armada has been known to some of the industry’s most seminal tracks. With 15 years of history under its belt, it only felt right […]

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Kompakt details ‘Total 18’ compilation

The storied Cologne-based label Kompakt has announced its annual compilation, Total 18, will be released on Aug. 24. Compiled by Michael Mayer, Total 18 will be available as an eight-track double-LP or a 25-track double CD/digital package and features a mix of released and unreleased productions from the likes of John Tejada, Gui Boratto, Kölsch, and more. […]

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3LAU looks to fix music festivals through blockchain

3LAU is launching the first ever blockchain-powered festival, OUR Music Festival [OMF], alongside Prime Social Group and blockchain entertainment studio SingularDTV. The festival will take place at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza on Oct. 20, featuring Zedd and Big Sean as headlining acts. At OMF, festival-goers can earn crypto-currency (OMF Tokens) merely by participating in the event’s […]

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Helena Hauff announces new album, leads with double single ‘Qualm’ / ‘No Qualms’

The German electro recluse Helena Hauff has emerged from her internet absence with the announcement of her next album, Qualm, which will be released on Aug. 3 through Ninja Tune. Through Qualm, Hauff presents a distinct duality. The German word “Qualm” (kvalm) translates to fumes or smoke, whereas the English meaning refers to an uneasy […]

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Psych — Dillon Francis pulls epic revenge prank on DJ Snake with fake website, delivers new music as countdown expires

On June 19, a mysterious countdown appeared on djsnake.com, appearing to tease a “special announcement” from DJ Snake, presumably new summertime jams ready for the masses with little notice other than a ticking timer counting down to the following morning. Speculation on social media immediately began to pick up traction, and the website was pretty […]

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Watch Gorgon City’s dreamlike video for ‘Go Deep’

Gorgon City has a new video to complement their latest single, “Go Deep.” Originally released in May 2018, the track features a uniquely U.K. house style — one that they’ve coined as their own since their debut in 2012. The video for “Go Deep” pulls filming techniques from the Oscar-winning film Shape of Water, namely […]

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DJ Snake posts cryptic countdown on website, ‘special announcement’ incoming

Don’t sleep on DJ Snake — he’s got something big on the way without much notice given. On June 19, the superstar Parisian hit maker’s website was completely scrubbed, leaving only a brief message and a ticking timer, counting down to the morning of June 20. Leaving room for rampant speculation, the site now simply […]

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MUST LISTEN: The enigmatic 1788-L transcends time and space with the cinematic, ‘C Y B E R S P A C E’

Despite living in an age of Marshmello fatigue, the question that still remains on every electronic music enthusiast’s mind is: Who is 1788-L? It may seem we haven’t quite hit the post mystery producer hype period just yet. Here’s what is known about the enigmatic artist(s?) as of now. Nobody heard the name 1788-L until REZZ dropped a […]

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Lane 8 announces second phase of Little By Little Tour

After a series of sold out performances for part one of his Little By Little Tour, Lane 8, real name Daniel Goldstein, announced he’s hopping back on tour for another go in late 2018. This time around, Goldstein will embark on his three-month expedition beginning in the US in September, making his way across Europe […]

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Techno Tuesday: Kollektiv Turmstrasse talk Hamburg, hobbies and 20 years of friendship

Techno Tuesday is a feature on Dancing Astronaut documenting the culture of underground dance music. We’ll bring you exclusive interviews, tracks, and narratives from artists within the techno, tech house, and deep house world in an effort to shed light on some of the best talent outside the world of mainstream dance music. Kollektiv Turmstrasse, the […]

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Jamie xx co-produces Florence + The Machine’s new single, ‘Big God’

Jamie xx and fellow Young Turks artist, the modern jazz maestro Kamasi Washington, have co-produced Florence + The Machine’s new single, “Big God.” Enveloping and soulful, led by Florence Welch’s billowing vocals, “Big God’s” production is joyfully simplistic. With a driving piano at its heart, “Big God” is a congregation of sounds in the trio’s own […]

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