Posted by Tay on August 12, 2016
Felix Jaehn is not allowing himself to be bound by one genre. Up until the start of the summer, the 21-year-old producer was turning out a solid string of blissful, melodic house singles, quickly spearheading the tropical house movement and becoming of the more recognized artists of the genre. His remix of OMI’s “Cheerleader” last summer was a foolproof breakthrough, placing his name on the top of the charts in over 50 countries and giving him an outstanding fanbase that could pack any venue or stadium with every performance.
Posted by jewcebox on August 3, 2016
One of the prime destinations for all things dance music, the beautiful island of Ibiza has dazzled and captivated tourists, DJs, and residents for decades. Growing into something much bigger than itself, Ibiza has become a gateway for round-the-clock clubbing and incomparable music experiences. The destination has attracted everyone from college kids to celebrities, and continues to offer an experience so unique that it simply could never be matched by another location.
As the island struggles with its increasingly stricter laws and scandals, there’s no questioning that its heavy impact on the dance music world will remain. Billboard Dance sat down with people who have lived to see Ibiza become what it is today, sharing their thoughts and stories on Billboard’s first original video series, “The Real Ibiza.” Watch above!
Posted by VMan on July 8, 2016
It’s finally Friday, which means the only tracks you need to be listening today are proper party tunes to get you in the mood for the weekend ahead! Bringing the good vibes today is London-based producer, Unorthodox, who’s turned his attention to Just Kiddin’s summer-tinged single “Fall For You.” Leading with the original infectious piano-heavy melody, Unorthodox’s dance-floor-ready cut goes deeper with stabbing synth work and a thudding bass drum. This one might make the next few hours at work difficult… it’s a must listen!
Posted by VMan on June 7, 2016
If you’re in the LA area, Sunday June 19th don’t miss Dancing Pineapple‘s rooftop party at the Standard in Downtown LA. Featuring Plastic Plates, JACKLNDN, Louis Vivet, Taylor Wise, Curt Reynolds, and more, you’re going to be feeling the feel good vibes, no lie. I’m in NYC, but this party is going to be sexy, trust me, you need to be there, and get there early. Event info at the RSVP link above, and peep the homie Dancing Pineapple’s SoundCloud curation here. Vibes guaranteed!
Posted by VMan on June 1, 2016
Introducing FaderPro, the website you need to know if you’re an aspiring producer. Currently featured on Beatport, you can purchase artists driven courses based around specific tracks and techniques, for a fraction of how much you would spend on expensive software. Are you trying to make techno music like Mark Knight, and his school of Toolroom producers? FaderPro has got your covered, as their courses are taught by the hottest producers in the game, and it’s not just techno, they got house music covered with the likes of Sander Kleinenberg, Roger Sanchez, along with drum ‘n’ bass, with Hospital Records providing courses from their extensive back catalogue and future releases. So what are you waiting for? YouTube tutorial videos won’t get you to superstar level, start investing in your future, and still have enough money to party like one. Tell’em VMan sent’ya, and matter of fact, for a one time limited offer, send me a screenshot of a FaderPro course you’ve taken to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with the track you’ve produced, and I’ll personally feature it on FNT. You know what to do, the website is here -> https://www.faderpro.com/
Posted by jewcebox on April 14, 2016
The third iteration of Mysteryland USA is right around the corner, and as we count down the days until June 10th, there’s a lot to plan, and even more to listen to. The ID&T-produced festival has already unveiled two phases of its stand-out lineup, and this year promises to be the biggest and best edition of the festival in America to date. Over the course of two days, nearly 100 artists will call Bethel Woods home, from headliners like ODESZA, Skrillex, and Bassnectar, to stellar undercard offerings like Gesaffelstein, Claude VonStroke, REZZ, amongst others, spread across six stages of bumping music. With so many can’t-miss artists to see, and even more activities to do at the festival, it’s tough to decide which artists take priority, and which ones will fall by the wayside, and schedule conflicts only serve as yet another source of anxiety before the festival.
In a new editorial series leading up to this year’s Mysteryland USA, we’re spotlighting an artist on the lineup that we consider can’t-miss for the weekend. Whether its because of a phenomenal live show, a brand new album, or stellar DJing skills, we hope that this spotlight series will help you wade through some of teh schedule conflicts easier. You can get your tickets to Mysteryland here.
This week’s Mysteryland USA spotlight is the masked man, Claptone.
Events, Featured | Ultra Records Announces SXSW Showcase w/ Bearson, Klingande, Louis The Child, & More!
Posted by VMan on March 7, 2016
Ultra Records just revealed their lineup for SXSW, and we’ve got it covered for you! If you plan on making it out to Austin, Texas for the music showcase that is SXSW, make sure you stop by Empire Garage, on Wednesday March 16th to catch Bearson, Chris Malinchak, Danny L Harle, Klingande, Louis The Child, and Steve James. Make sure you get there early, as there will be a line, the doors open at 8PM. I personally will be out there, and will be rocking my bright yellow FreshNewTracks, so if you recognize the VMan, make sure you say what’s up! See y’all there!