Posted by jewcebox on January 21, 2016
Last week, Matt Medved, Billboard Dance editor-in-chief and the DJ / producer, Sicarii, hosted a special “AMA” (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit’s r/electronicmusic subreddit, where he was able to share his experiences as a dance music journalist and building Billboard Dance into the respected publication it is today. Medved began as a Berlin-based freelancer in 2014, but quickly established himself as one of Billboard Dance’s most important assets before joining the Billboard team for good in March of 2015. Since then, he has penned pieces with an eye towards ending the fight between the underground and the mainstream once and for all, in addition to trying to help keep cell phones in your pocket and off the dance floor. In addition to Medved’s work with Billboard, he recently unveiled his DJ / producer persona, Sicarii – and he’s already played Billboard’s Hot 100 Festival and remixed Maroon 5’s “Sugar.”
On his AMA, Matt Medved answered questions on a plethora of topics ranging from the role of ghost producers in dance music, to his favorite genre at the moment, to his favorite artist to see live. It’s not often that casual fans get a first-hand look at the experiences of someone as integrated in the scene as Matt Medved, so we’ve put together a list of our favorite moments from his AMA below the jump. You can check out Matt Medved’s full AMA here.
Posted by VMan on January 12, 2016
With support from the likes of DJ Snake, Major Lazer, Big Gigantic, Yellow Claw, Tchami, Jauz, Knife Party, NGHTMRE, GRiZ, Ephwurd, Ghastly, and more, Joyryde is up next. Kicking off 2016 with 160bpm Urban Dance joint. Originally written for a collaboration between Joyryde & Shaquille O’neal, a Rick Ross vocal was used in place, SHAQ sent the record to his homie Ross who loved the record. The decision was made to release it with its native Rick Ross feature. That ‘Rosé Swurve’ vibe.
Free Download: JOYRYDE Feat. RICK RO$$ – WINDOWS
Posted by VMan on December 3, 2015
New York native, Aiden Jude wasted no time following up his last single with what we’d like to call his best work to date. “All In” brings back the best elements of progressive house music with a lead that takes you on an refreshing uplifting melodic journey. Celia Babibi reminds us of early Kaskade days featuring the amazing Hayley. Needless to say if Aiden keep these types of productions coming our way, he’ll have a bright future ahead.
Posted by MK3 on December 3, 2015
For the last few months you may have caught some of Dylan’s creative Medleys on FNT and more recently the singles off his debut project SILK. The project comes after two years of curating his sound and working around the clock to better position himself in the industry.
When we checked in with Dylan, the Massachusetts native explained music is all he does; “I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t go out and party. I do music.” When he isn’t working on his own music he is engineering for locals out of Massachusetts and helping other’s get to where they want to get in their careers.
SILK is truly a complete project; when listening to the project all the way through each song flows into the next perfectly with the outros playing perfectly in to the intro of the next song. There are some serious stand out tracks on this project such as Flex On U featuring Futuristic, which is more of a hip hop banger, but if you want to slow it down throw it on Little Things or Ironic.
The project is available on iTunes for $6.99, but you can listen for free on Spotify or even grab it all for free on SoundCloud.
Posted by APM on November 18, 2015
Who. Is. Cignature. That question has been looming the music blogosphere for quite some time now. The guesses keep coming in, the rumors keep floating around – nothing is for certain…except one thing: Whoever Cignature is, he/she/they are putting out some great tunes. This time, we find Cignature bringing us a remix of “How Deep Is Your Love”, with Meg Paton on the vocals. Check out the track now, and “try to guess [their] Cignature X__”
Posted by VMan on November 4, 2015
This isn’t the first time you’ve seen the name SMLE over on Fresh New Tracks page, not too long ago we shared their single “With Me” which featured Hype Turner and Mary Ellen. It’s been a couple months since we’ve heard from the NYC pair, but today they are giving you a million ‘Reasons To – SMLE’. Appropriately, that is the title of their debut EP, which now features two new tracks, “And Laugh” and “Breakfast Is Ready”. The last two singles complete the collection, alongside “With Me”, “Every Chance You Get” and “It’ll Be Okay, which have been previously released”.
The guys share with us that their, “Reasons To’ EP is designed to be a getaway from an industry that can often at times be negative & hateful. This EP gives you 6 reasons to overlook the negativity and embrace positivity in your life. Welcome to the world of SMLE” Send these tunes to your friends , it’s a must listen, and give it a <3 on Hypem!