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Breakaway Music Festival announces two feverous lineups for Columbus & Grand Rapids

Prime Social Group is back with their biggest unveil to date. Now boasting nine festivals under the Breakaway, Prime, Haunted Fest, and #Fest brands, PSG’s elevating the supreme curation the brand’s been exploring at the intersection of hip-hop and electronic music. This year, Breakaway Music Festival serves as an outright testament to the booking that’s taking […]

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Beyoncé takes the throne, Ekali sends it, David Byrne rewrites history & more: Here’s everything that happened at Coachella day 2

Ekali played to a packed Sahara tent in the middle of the afternoon As if closing out the Do LaB tent wasn’t enough of an achievement, Ekali’s Sahara tent set was a testament to his massive growth and range as a producer. With over 20,000 in attendance, it’s for certain that Ekali’s destined for a monumental […]

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Ekali & Medasin – Forever ft Elohim

Ekali and Medasin teamed up with Elohim to produce a stunning new original, “Forever.” With heartwarming lyrics, dreamy chord progressions, and relaxed beats, “Forever” is a moving creation with a delicate feel, bound to stir the hearts of listeners across the world. Elohim’s smooth, airy vocals add a soothing dimension over breathtaking instrumentation, as the renowned […]

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Beyond the headliners: DA presents the top 10 must-see acts of Coachella 2018

America’s cornerstone music festival is fast approaching its Empire Polo Club descent. As Coachella Music Valley Music & Arts Festival enters its 19th annual celebration, the festival reflects on music’s past, relishes in its present, and amplifies its future. It’s an exuberant apex promising the land of milk and honey for its frenzied fashion frolickers […]

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​Zeds Dead share full lineup for 5th annual Red Rocks event, ‘DEADROCKS’

Zeds Dead are bringing their annual Deadrocks show to Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado, and for their fifth occasion, the boys are surely pulling out all the stops. The two-day event boasts a hefty list of line-up support, with G Jones, Ekali, Psymbionic, Mad Zach and Deadbeats Records artist DNMO on July 2nd, and Rusko, EPROM, Habstrakt, Um..,  and Chuurch on July 3rd. Over the years, the Deadrocks event has become a sold-out family […]

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NGHTMRE puts powerful spin on ZHU & Ekali’s ‘Blame’

NGHTMRE takes on ZHU and Ekali’s tantalizing single, “Blame,” for his latest re-imaginative endeavor. The NGHTMRE remix sees the trap tastemaker tangle the heavy bass drops and gritty trap tones signature of his own style in the revamp, effectively sharpening the original to add a hard edge to the remix. Momentous in the scope of […]

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HARD set to host cosmicMEADOW stage at EDC Las Vegas 2018

HARD events is set to host the cosmicMEADOW stage at this year’s edition of EDC Las Vegas, set to take place on May 18–20 at Las Vegas’ Motor Speedway. The stage programming, the first curatorial effort from HARD since 2014, will feature such heavy hitters as A-Trak, Zeds Dead, Mike Will Made It, Tchami vs Malaa, […]

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Ekali releases forcible fourth installment in his Awakening mix series

Whereas the third installment in Ekali’s Awakening mix series saw the producer dabble in a minimalist, mellifluous aesthetic that effected a sensual streaming experience, the fourth iteration of Awakening executes a sonic 180, arriving as an energetic experimentation with bass. Evidential of Ekali’s versatility, the fourth mix aligns releases from classic bass tastemakers like Flosstradamus, DROELOE, and Bassnectar […]

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Dancing Astronaut’s Youtube hot picks: Trap Channels

Looking for new music? Then you’ve come to the right place. Dancing Astronaut will be highlighting YouTube channels every dance music fan needs to know about. From drum n’ bass to melodic trap, we’ve got something for you. Make sure to subscribe to Dancing Astronaut’s YouTube for the best dance music news in the galaxy.Proximity“Your Favorite Music […]

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DA Presents: 2017’s Producers of the Year

Despite incessant predictions for the trajectory of the scene, 2017 marked a banner year for all things electronic music. As such, producers experienced more freedom to explore more new sounds with the end result not a fractious, rigid delineation between genres, but rather a continuum of experimentation that led to some of the most interesting and forward-thinking […]

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Good Morning Mix: fake DJs should feel personally attacked by DJ Craze’s Essential Mix

What can be said about DJ Craze that Pete Tong doesn’t cover in his introduction to the Miami-based veteran selector’s debut Essential Mix? Hailed by the host as, “one of the most technically gifted DJs, ever,” Tong goes on to highlight Craze’s three consecutive DMC world champion crownings, undoubtedly solidifying the Slow Roast Records founder’s spot in the […]

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Ekali and Zhu team up for stunning new release ‘Blame’ [Free Download]

2017’s holiday season is a gift that keeps on giving. OWSLA announced on Twitter that Ekali and ZHU’s long awaited collaboration has not only been released, but it is available for free download.The track, titled “Blame,” opens with characteristically ZHU vocals and pulsing synths as accents. An elaborate collection of chords roll into a delicate […]

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Dancing Astronaut’s 2017 Breakout Artists of the Year

Runners-Up San Holoby Bella Bagshaw2017 has landed Sander van Dijck – more widely known as the Star Wars-alluding San Holo – in the throes of prosperity. This year alone, the Dutch artist embarked on an international tour amongst sold out crowds, continued to experiment both sonically and with his live aesthetics, and worked to facilitate the success of his budding label, bitbird.After making […]

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What will Coachella’s EDM programming look like this year?

 1What will Coachella's EDM programming look like this year?Coachella‘s status as a music festival has grown into become larger than life since its humble, European-inspired beginnings in 1999, and their yearly lineup is both a cultural statement regarding the current state of music and a presage to future trends.The behemoth brand has always integrated electronic […]

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TroyBoi and Ekali release long-awaited ‘Truth’

TroyBoi and Ekali have been teasing audiences with their joint-effort “Truth” in sets and mixes for the past year, with many speculating on Twitter as to whether or not the song would ever see an official release. However the duo has dispelled all doubt, finally unveiling the track. According to Troyboi, the two concocted the trap tune while […]

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Ekali shares ‘Edit Pack III’ + production tips with fans [Free Download]

The newest member of the OWSLA family, Ekali, has proven himself a breakout force this year. The Vancouver-based artist has not only released several explosive collaborations with Denzel Curry, ZHU, and Quix, but has also successfully launched his Awakening mix series, along with a fantastically-curated Triple J Mixup 2.0.Now Ekali hopes to share some of his successive accomplishments with novice producers looking to start out in […]

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 14

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.Convex says he’s […]

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Ekali – Past Life ft Opia

Ekali has gone from strength to strength over the past few months, as he was recently given a chance to grace the prestigious Diplo and Friends mix series, and released the fantastically curated Triple J Mixup 2.0. While the Canadian artist rightfully known for his impeccable mix curation, he can definitely hold his own as a producer, a […]

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