Life is Beautiful Festival Cancels 2020 Event Due to COVID-19

Three-day Las Vegas festival Life is Beautiful has ficially announced that they will no longer be holding this year’s event. They will, instead, be putting its resources into the community. According to their latest statement: “We were more excited than ever to share the vision this year’s festival with you. …

Matt Lender Wants Us All To "Just Smile" On 1st Official Single

‘Just Smile’ is Matt Lender‘s first release under his new artist name. It’s a sweet blend pop music and disco, with vocals by Ralph Larenzo. The reason this song ended up getting released was because Luca Pretolesi (Grammy nominated Mix Engineer, Mi Gente) and Maarten Vorwerk (World renowned ghost producer) …

Ultra Music Festival Phase 2 Lineup Drops, Adding More Live Performances

Ultra Music Festival has revealed its phase 2 lineup, and it does not disappoint! Besides the typical DJ lineup, this year’s lineup seems to have a little more focus towards the live performance side things. Those performances include fan favorites like Gryffin’s live set, Gareth Emery’s Lazerface, , ’s custom-designed …

Carnage Drops Massive Collab with Tyga, Ohgeesy & Takeoff

Carnage just dropped “Hella Neck,” a brand new, heavy-hitting hip hop cut featuring Tyga, Ohgeesy and Takef. Sometimes less is more and Carnage demonstrates that here with a triumphant yet tasteful beat that backs each rapper’s bars to sheer perfection. Though the DJ/producer is known for in-your-face productions, some his …

Instagram Spices Up Boomerang Feature with New Effects & Editing

Instagram is stepping up its Boomerang game with some brand new effects. As TikTok, Snapchat, and other social media platforms compete for our attention with filters and meme-style content sharing, Instagram is putting its focus on the Boomerang. Surprisingly, there hasn’t been an update to the feature since launching Boomerang …

Three Dead At Sunburn Festival Of Suspected Drug Overdoses After #BanSunburn Hashtag Goes Viral

The death three Sunburn Goa attendees has heightened the concern about drugs at EDM festivals in India. On Friday the festival, two tourists from Andhra Pradesh became unwell outside the venue and collapsed. They were rushed to a hospital where they were declared dead, according to police. On Sunday night, …

Whethan Teases New Album & Returns To Doing Shows

Whethan dropped his project Life a Wallflower Vol. 1 back in 2018, spanning 8 wonderful tracks including “Good Nights” with Mascolo and “Be Like You” with Broods. The press materials for the project deliberately avoided calling it an “album” at the time, as it sort skirted that in between space between an …

Nora En Pure Announces She's Cutting Back On Touring To Focus On Her "Mind & Body"

Nora En Pure is shifting her focus in the new year and putting music first. After pushing through a rather ambitious touring schedule, the worldwide DJ/producer had decided to cut down on shows moving forward. This is actually a great thing for fans, because this means even more studio time …

Headhunterz Extends Break from Touring To Protect His Mental Health

Earlier this month, Headhunterz made a statement to fans announcing that he was cancelling all his shows in December, with the exception two shows in his native Netherlands. “The coming weeks will be spent to rest, recharge and focus on his health,” the statement read. “By limiting the stress that …

Ja Rule Speaks Out On What Happened At Fyre Festival In New Single “Fyre” [LISTEN +LYRICS]

With so much the media focusing on Billy McFarland, Ja Rule’s involvement in Fyre Festival has been mostly downplayed. However, the rapper/mogul was a partner in the festival and his role remains the same, even after McFarland’s time in court. Now, it seems Ja Rule is looking to clear up …

Solarstone Presents Pure Trance Vol. 8, Mixed by Solarstone & Activa

It’s come a long way, baby! When the first ‘Pure Trance’ was released in November 2012, the genre’s landscape was remarkably different. Nefarious hands had again been at work – cynically drip-feeding poppy-pollutants into trance’s system. Inorganic quick-hit sugar highs that threatened its otherwise rich ecosystem, someone had to stand …

University of Colorado Launches New Major In EDM Production

The University Colorado Denver is now fering students a focus in electronic music. Study the Electronic Digital Instrument (EDI) covers an ever-evolving combination computers, MIDI controllers, stware, keyboards and beyond. At CU Denver, classes are available to students in the College Arts and Media program. EDI pupils are able to mix …

Ian Munro's "Liminal" EP Receives Ear Catching Remix Treatment

Ian Munro has been a long time dedicated artist and has consistently been releasing track after track for quite a while now. This past May, he released his highly anticipated sophomore “Liminal” on Quality Goods Records. The project marked a new chapter in his artistic evolution, presenting a visceral and …

All The Best EDM Black Friday Deals for Fans, DJs and Producers

Happy Thanksgiving! Black Friday Deals are abundant this year and, like most a producer’s work, you don’t even have to leave the studio to cash in on any them. Below, find a variety deals and savings on hardware, clothing, stware, and services. Some are available starting today, some last through …

FDA Grants Psilocybin Second Ever Designation As Breakthrough Therapy Drug

This time last year, the FDA was designating psilocybin as a breakthrough therapy for depression for the very first time. “It really does represent a significant development in the whole history psychedelic research,” said Charles Grob at the time, psychiatry and behavioral sciences pressor at University California, Los Angeles. Now, the FDA …

One Of Electric Forest's Most Special Attractions Is Returning For 2020

Electric Forest seeks to make an impact with its Wish Machine program in 2020. Anyone who’s experienced Electric Forest knows just how magical it is — and returning this year, the festival is granting wishes. The Wish Machine is your chance to earn your very own Forest dream. It all …

Your EDM Premiere: We Must Emotionally Prepare for the New SCAR Album With 'The Seeker' [Metalheadz]

We’re only a few days away from the release SCAR’s new 15-track mega album, High Fives & Devil Eyes. The title instantly connotes this release will not be for the faint heart and it certainly delivers. With lots dark and heavy beats, interesting experimental interludes and surprising pops melody, High Fives & …

Starting This Week, Instagram Is Removing All Like Counts

Instagram will finally begin hiding like counts for users in the US as soon as next week. This major change is part the social media company’s push to “reduce anxiety” and “reduce social comparison.” According to Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri, “The idea is to try to depressurize Instagram, make it less a …

VibeSquaD Is Back With A Brand New Single, "Clobber" [Sleeveless Records]

If you consider yourself a fan bass music, then there’s no doubt you’ve heard Aaron Holstein, aka VibeSquaD. The man is a legend in his own right. He has toured with Bassnectar, Eprom, Glitch Mob, and played numerous festivals all over the world. Despite achieving lots success with is career …

Crankdat Drops Brand New EP Right In Time for Halloween

Crankdat just dropped a horrifying 2-track EP, just in time for the spookiest day the year! With this new release, Crankdat’s signature Gearworld has flipped a switch — it’s Fearworld now. The EP includes two absolutely menacing bass productions, “Horror Hour” and “Phantom Cry.” Crankdat has become a master his …

Drum N Bass’s Foremost Rising Star Drops Addicting Essential Mix [MUST LISTEN]

Dimension has perhaps had the biggest year anyone in DnB. The hype behind this artist is absolutely unparalleled — after putting out “Desire” with Sub Focus toward the end 2018, he followed it up with “Devotion” and “If You Want To,” going on to remix the latter himself. He made …

Armin van Buuren Releases His 7th Studio Album, "Balance"

Today, less than a week after scoring his eighteenth consecutive Top 5 spot in this year’s poll (now #4), finally unleashed his new artist , ‘Balance’. To celebrate the release his seventh artist album, the DJ and producer teamed up with three well-known street artists and unveiled three ‘Balance’-themed murals …

VIDEO: Headhunterz Pledges To Quit DJ Mag's Top 100 Despite Placing 9 Consecutive Times

Headhunterz was recently voted top hard dance act by DJ Mag‘s Top 100 DJs poll — but this will be the last time he carries the torch. The DJ/producer just announced he’s dropping out the competition after coming in at number 29 for 2019. In what he describes as a decision from the …

Burning Man Reveals Its Best Theme Yet for 2020 Event

Burning Man is already gearing up for its next installment — and the gathering’s next theme is more vast than ever before. In 2019, the Metamorphoses theme gave Burners the chance at a transformative experience. This time around is all about the quantum kaleidoscope possibility, with room for endless exploration. Burning …

Deadmau5 Wants To Get with Elon Musk And Turn Tesla’s Semi Into A Mobile Studio for Touring

When it comes to technology, deadmau5 is always striving to be ahead the curve. Between his incredible home studio and gaming set ups and his own Cube v3 stage design, there’s no denying he has the heart a nerd. Now, he’s looking toward his next ambitious desire: turning a Tesla …

Coachella Receives Massive Grant To Support New Cannabis Businesses

A new $500,000 grant from California’s Bureau Cannabis Control will have Coachella swimming in green next year… and we don’t mean money. According to London Free Press, the grant will be used “for commercial cannabis equity programs that focus on inclusion and support persons and communities that were negatively or disproportionately …

Steve Aoki Raised $250K for Brain Research with 1st Annual "The Aoki Games" [DETAILS]

Steve Aoki is always up to something, whether its new music or an exciting business venture. His latest project, however, was centered around giving back to his audience. The global DJ/producer/entrepreneur just hosted his very own 1st annual event, The Aoki Games, to benefit The Aoki Foundation for brain research and …

DARKO Releases New Copyright Free Single 'Money On My Mind'

Following the release “One Night Heartbreak” with Mahkenna, DARKO is back with a new release on EDM Sauce’s label with the new single “Money On My Mind.” The DJ/production team based in Los Angeles has been focusing on high-quality remixes and original productions in the music world. After getting their …

The 2019 Ultra After Movie Is Finally Here & It’s Spectacular

The potential for failure at this year’s Ultra Music Festival 2019 in Miami was high. With only months to coordinate a full festival at a new venue, vendors, production, artists, transportation and everything had to be decided at a moment’s notice. And apart from some unfortunate travel issues after the …

WATCH: Ultra Unveils Miami 2020 Trailer for Its Highly Anticipated Return To Bayfront

Ultra Music Festival is coming back to Bayfront Park. After an interest 12 months when the festival was in a state flux with respect to its venue, and a rather interesting edition on Virginia Key, UMF will return to its longtime home Bayfront Park in proper Miami, FL. In celebration …

Riot Ten Releases Debut Album 'Hype or Die: Nightmares'

While ‘s sound is very obviously bassy, it encompasses different elements hard trap and dubstep. His debut “Hype or Die: Nightmares” embraces all these elements while showcasing new sounds as well. “Mayhem (Intro)” starts the album out with just that – mayhem. We quickly go into “Glocks” with SAYMYNAME and …

Wavedash Called Out By SKisM, BadKlaat For Allegedly Ripping Their Tracks From A Mix

Wavedash have a lot going for them. The first signees on NGHTMRE & SLANDER’s Gud Vibrations label, constantly putting out great music, endless energy on stage, they’re a definite treat to see live. However, that doesn’t make them immune from every gaffe in an artist’s long career. Yesterday, Wavedash became …

Your EDM Premiere: Corrupt (UK) Joins Rx Family with Insanely Hype 'Keep Up' EP

Corrupt (UK) just hit us with a bumping new EP fueled by his signature grimy UK sound, out now The Prescription Records. With this double release, the producer shapes two totally different but complimentary vibes through his unstoppable energy and expression. First up, Keep Up hosts the title track “Keep Up” featuring Dread MC, …

Off-White Founder & Popular DJ Virgil Abloh Taking Several Months Off Over Health Concerns

Virgil Abloh has become the latest artist/entrepreneur to announce he’s taking a break on doctor’s orders. In a phone interview with Vogue earlier this week, he told the publication, “I’m shifting gears.” “I was just tired, so I went to the doctor,” he said. “Ultimately, everything is fine, but the doctor told …

WATCH LIVE: Apple Reveals The New iPhone 11 + Much More

Here’s what to expect from this morning’s Apple Special Event… First up, the unveiling the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Max. New iPhone 11 features are expected to include multi-angle FaceID, reverse wireless charging and Wi-Fi 6 support. The event may also cover Apple Watch Series 5 and the much anticipated 16-inch …

Apple's New iPhone 11 Announces Tomorrow – Everything To Know

An Apple Special Event is scheduled for tomorrow and here’s what to expect… First up, the unveiling the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Max. The slight differences between each model are bulleted below. New iPhone 11 features are expected to include multi-angle FaceID, reverse wireless charging and Wi-Fi 6 support. …

NSFW: Flume Eats A Girl’s Ass On Stage At Burning Man [VIDEO]

If your Instagram feed is suddenly being flooded by photos and videos dust storms, wooden structures on fire, barely clothed humans engaging in communal behavior, and a myriad other things, congrats! You’ve just learned that Burning Man just ended. While the festival is focused on community and real-life values, it …

Skrillex's Music Production School In South Africa Is Finally Officially Open

A ongoing project dear to Skrillex‘s heart is finally coming to fruition… The producer just announced that a new production school in Langa, Cape Town in South Africa is ficially open. This comes after years working closely with Bridges for Music on the vision. Skrillex and his imprint OWSLA first partnered up …

Four Loko Reveals 14% ABV Hard Seltzer To Compete With White Claw

Four Loko Reveals 14% ABV Hard Seltzer To Compete With White Claw While the whole country was focused on White Claws and Trulys, Four Loko was working behind the scenes on a truly diabolical creation. The alcoholic drink brand known for 90% blackouts in college (that’s an obvious exaggeration, but…) …

Carnage Goes Heavy Midtempo With New Single, "Slot Machine" feat Prinze George

Carnage is back on his shit. After dropping “Blitzkrieg” with Nazaar not too long ago, he followed it up with “Slot Machine” last week, teaming up once again with Prinze George. The two artists previously teamed up on Carnage’s ode to immigrants, “Letting People Go,” earlier this year, but now …

Flume, San Holo & More Are Live Now from Lollapalooza's Final Day [STREAM HERE]

Not able to make it to Lolla? No problem! Lollapalooza 2019 is going down this weekend and you won’t have to miss a beat, thanks to the live stream! The staple Chicago music festival just kicked f its fourth and final day, and there’s tons amazing talent to see on Perry’s …

POWER MOVE: Insomniac Just Bought Part of Miami’s Most Legendary Nightclub

Today Insomniac Events, creators Electric Daisy Carnival, the world’s largest dance music festival, announced a partnership with Miami institution Club Space, one the industry’s most respected and forward-thinking live music venues. While all management and operations at Space will remain unchanged, the partnership will drive and sustain the club’s presence …

Flux Pavilion & What So Not Reveal New Collaboration

When it comes to musical collaborations, the only limits are time, money, and compatibility. Clearly, Flux Pavilion and What So Not have secured all three as they’ve just announced a forthcoming collaboration from the studio. Flux Pavilion founded Circus Records with Doctor P, Simon Swan and Earl Falconer in 2009 and …

Tomorrowland Stream Banned from Twitch for NSFW Content

Tomorrowland is ficially streaming the second weekend the festival on their website, YouTube, and Facebook page, but an unficial mirror on Twitch has been banned after showing NSFW content on the feed. Twitch’s TOS prohibits garments “exposing/focusing on male or female genitals, buttocks, or nipples,” so even something like a slightly see-through …

A$AP Rocky Officially Charged, Will Not Be Released – But Trump Is Begging Sweden On Twitter

After being held in Swedish jail for the past three weeks, prosecutors have now ficially charged A$AP Rocky with a crime, Assault Causing Actual Bodily Harm. The charge carries with it a maximum 2 years in prison. This is actually good news, as he won’t be charged with aggravated assault, which …

Blasterjaxx Release Debut Album 'Perspective'

World famed DJ/producer duo Blasterjaxx have finally unleashed their long anticipated debut ‘Perspective’. Preceded by several highly acclaimed singles (including hit tunes like ‘Children Of Today’, ‘Never Be Lonely’ and ‘Super Friends’) the full, 23 tracks counting album is available now – released on the duo’s own Maxximize Records, under …

Ed Sheeran’s Highly Anticipated Collab with Skrillex Doesn’t Really Live Up To The Hype

Before Ed Sheeran was signed in 2011 to Asylum Records, he made an EP called No.5 Collaborations Project with Wiley, Devlin, P Money, Ghetts and Jme — no small names in grime. Now, 8 years later, he’s followed it up with No.6 Collaborations Project and way bigger friends. The new …

SoundCloud Throws Hella Shade At Spotify Over Shutting Down Their Distribution for Artists

Just recently, Spotify announced the platform will not move forward with its direct upload beta system for artists. Fear not — because SoundCloud is here to save the day! SoundCloud’s accusation Repost Network means artists will have the power to distribute their own releases. With this, SoundCloud will be able …

This Music Festival Is Charging Attendees Different Amounts Based On Their Race

A Detroit music festival called AfroFuture is currently facing scrutiny for having its ticket prices reflect differences based on perceived race. While differing ticket prices for men versus women are certainly no stranger to anyone looking to hit up a Miami or Vegas nightclub, prices based on race carry are …

Knowledge Mag Announces a 25th Anniversary Book Chronicling Both the History and the Future of Drum & Bass

OK D&B keyboard historians, get ready to have some serious “Knowledge” dropped. Knowledge Magazine (normally referred to as Kmag) has just announced that it will be releasing a beautiful book as part its 25th anniversary celebration. Not just a chronicling KMag’s massive contribution to the D&B community over the years, …

Marshmello Drops "More Than Music" Mini-Doc Ahead Of New Album

Be prepared for loads Marshmello this week. Along with a new album, he’s just launched a new mobile game and also features in a new Artist Spotlight Story on YouTube. The video, entitled More Than Music, follows Marshmello’s career from its inception to some its biggest moments and most devoted fans. …

The New Arcadia Stage Revealed At Glastonbury Is Like The Spider On Steroids [MUST SEE]

At the end 2018, rumors swirled that the Arcadia Spider wouldn’t be returning to Ultra. By March, those rumors has been substantiated, as Resistance Island featured its own array stages custom built for the festival. Two months later, the Arcadia team began teasing a new stage … Pangea. Named after the …

Woodstock 50 Is Trying To Move Venues But Now It's Not Even Really Woodstock Anymore

Woodstock 50 refuses to die. After going through a litany issues including permitting, investors pulling out, and general public lack faith in the event, the venue it had planned also terminated the festival’s license. A statement released by the venue read, “Watkins Glen International terminated the site license for Woodstock …

Jeffrey Sutorius Makes Statement As He Regains Control Of Dash Berlin Socials

Just days after Dash Berlin put out an ficial statement, ending their feud with longtime partner Jeffrey Sutorius and giving him full creative control over the project (our article covering the statement initially erroneously claimed the project was ending as a whole; we regret the error) — he has some words …

Above & Beyond Announce Forthcoming Yoga Album, 'Flow State'

Above & Beyond just announced a new album Flow State, described as a “49-minute panoramic journey ambient compositions and warm, neo-classical soundscapes.” Taking a step back from their traditional dance anthems, the new album will explore meditative and calming atmospheres. We’re living in busy, overwhelming times and the iconic group wants …

BREAKING: Dash Berlin Officially Announces The Project Is Over In Statement To Fans

Last June, Jeffrey Sutorius, formerly Dash Berlin, announced he’d be going solo following internal struggles within the group. Drama between Sutorius and founding members and music producers Sebastiaan Molijn and Eelke Kalberg continued through the beginning 2019, but a new press release sound out to media outlets spells the end …

Aluna Francis of AlunaGeorge Speaks Out About Alleged Attack by Collaborator

Content warning: this article contains descriptions sexual violence, rape, and sexual assault. On an episode the BBC podcast the Next Episode, a series that focuses on #MeToo and people’s experiences in the music industry, Aluna Francis AlunaGeorge has come forward about her own experience with sexual assault. In her conversation …

Diplo & Carnage Make An Interesting Combination On New House Tune

Part the thrill dance music is hearing all the interesting combinations that come about through collaborations and remixes. Nobody was expecting a Diplo remix for Carnage‘s “Letting People Go” featuring Prinze George — and that’s much its beauty. Diplo’s current recipe for house-focused dance floor heaters, as heard with his …

Spotify’s New “Social Listening” Feature Will Let You DJ for Your Friends from Anywhere

Spotify wants the music listening experience to become more social. A new feature the company is testing out (only employees have access so far) called Social Listening allows multiple users to create a collaborative playlist, listen to, and control music in real time. The news was first reported by Jane …

Major Lazer Says Goodbye to Jillionaire, Welcomes Ape Drums

Major Lazer is notoriously known for elevating the popularity dancehall rhythms across the globe. Made up Diplo, Walshy Fire, and until this week, Jillionaire, the group have spread peace and love through music from Miami, to Brazil, to Cuba and Japan – finding a diehard fanbase wherever they go. With …