November 2016

LISTEN TO MAJOR LAZER’S SUNSET SET FROM THIS YEAR’S BURNING MAN

Burning Man may not technically be a “music festival,” but there’s still a healthy amount of music that goes on there over the course of the gathering. Major Lazer made their second appearance in a row this year, and played a special sunset set at the Robot Heart camp.

For whatever reason, though Burning Man concluded months ago, the set was only just uploaded to Soundcloud. Check it out below to hear a side of Major Lazer you won’t ever hear at a typical festival.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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LISTEN TO STEVE AOKI’S REMIX OF “WELCOME TO THE BLACK PARADE”

When news came out that Steve Aoki was remixing “Welcome To The Black Parade” by My Chemical Romance, reactions were extremely varied. Some were excited, many were worried… with a track as iconic as this, there’s a lot of room for error and a slim margin for success. According to MCR’s own Gerard Way, however, Aoki knocked this one out of the park, telling Buzzfeed that Steve kept “the intensity” and “purpose” of the song.

In our opinion, there’s a lot about the original that’s been lost in exchange for a more party-centric song that you can sing along to. However, if that’s all you’re looking for, if you’ve been thinking, “You know what, I just wanna rage to Welcome To The Black Parade,” then this is the song for you.

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SAN HOLO’S “LIGHT” IS HIS BIGGEST SINGLE TO DATE [FREE DOWNLOAD]

 

San Holo has officially boarded the vibe train with both feet nestled in luminous boots of “Light.” Released via his very own bitbird, this newest single is positively immaculate, and exemplifies everything we’ve come to love about this insane talent.

Apart from the vocal melody ripping my heart into chaff, the snare rolls, ethereal synth pads, and riveting breakdown all hold hands to make for a truly grand soundscape. Glitching blips scratch the surface of gaming nostalgia, and bouts of harmonized vocals are just as likely to launch you into a blissful daze.

Overall, it’s the tiny moments that make “Light” so brilliant, and every portion of the arrangement is given the utmost attention, loaded with embellishments to explore new ideas at every opportunity. Snag the new-new for free here.

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DIPLO SHARES DETAILS ON NEW MAJOR LAZER & COLLAB WITH NICKI MINAJ

Diplo has shared new details on the upcoming Major Lazer album Music is the Weapon album due out in January on his own Mad Decent imprint.

Over the weekend at the American Music Awards, Diplo and Co. spilled on the red carpet that the next single from Major Lazer will drop on January 6th and will feature hip-hop starlet Nicki Minaj and Partynextdoor.

Diplo also revealed on his Beats Radio 1 show that a new festive collaborative album with Protege is due this holiday season and is titled Merry Christmas Tree.

Stay tuned for more coverage and new music from Major Lazer!

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TIESTO SHAKES UP DJ SNAKE & JUSTIN BIEBER’S “LET ME LOVE YOU”

Tiësto has joined the list of celebrity DJs to remix DJ Snake’s and Justin Bieber’smassive hit “Let Me Love You”.

Despite having carved out his career making trance music, these days Tiësto has broken out of the mold to showcase his ear for making pop-hits of any genre. Tiësto’s Aft:Hrsremix of “Let Me Love You” showcases Tiësto’s deep house brand in just 2:35. Speeding up the tempo and adding deep house bass licks, Tiësto shows off a different side to the monster hit.

Marshmello, Don Diablo, and Zedd are also amongst artists who have promised to tease remixes of the Biebs x Snake original. Stay tuned as those are released!

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THE WEEKND UNLEASHES NEW DAFT PUNK COLLAB

It’s been a few weeks since “Starboy” by The Weeknd came out. Featuring production from Daft Punk, we don’t think he could have chosen a more stellar first single for his forthcoming album, due out a week from tomorrow. Tonight, he has released the second collaboration titled “I Feel It Coming” and it couldn’t be more different from “Starboy.”

This new track sounds a lot more like Random Access Memories than “Starboy” did, making use of soft guitar plucks and some ’80s style piano synthesizers. Not only that, we also have the classic Daft Punk vocoders in the mix, making this feel like a true collaboration.

“I Feel It Coming” is the final track on The Weeknd’s Starboy which could explain the laidback tone of the track, as the album winds down.

Will people still like this more than “Starboy”? It remains to be seen, but chances are we’ll have a consensus by tomorrow morning. You can listen to it on all outlets here or via Apple Music below.

Listen To The Weeknd & Daft Punk’s New Collab:

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