After hackers leaked her upcoming album, Madonna responded by calling it “artistic rape” and followed up by releasing six songs from Rebel Heart as an “early Christmas gift” to her fans. The result of her collaboration with Diplo and Nicki Minaj, “Bitch, I’m Madonna” was one of the aforementioned leaks. Driven by Diplo’s spastic production work, the pop icon’s EDM experiment doesn’t really come to life until Nicki Minaj contributes her verses, flatlining throughout most Madonna’s opening stint. Kudos to Diplo and Minaj for the club-ready second half but — much like her Molly gaff at Ultra Music Festival — Madonna leaves herself seeming more out of touch than ever on this one.
Bitch, we know you’re Madonna, but give it a rest.
This track is absolutely mystifying. It’s a beautiful composition of love-struck chords and a heart-wrenching melody. This remix to Gate’s ‘Relief’ displays, once again, demonstrates Xanwow’s calibre and quality of production, his refined technique on the keyboard, and his ability to transport one into a state of tranquility. I think I just found true love…
Australian native JAWZ supplies a heavy serving of bass with this fat remix to ‘The Weekend’ by Generik. What was a summer anthem has now received a resurrection and comes with a synthesized drop too familiar with the genre – but that’s just why I love this. As the year comes to a wrap, we only have a few more weekends to commemorate what I hope has been a fantastic year for you all (it’s been pretty damn good on my end). Add this one to your ‘Turn-Up’ playlist, it’s a guaranteed party-starter. Give him someHype-M lovin’ too if you dig this.
On Thursday, Zedd — Dancing Astronaut’s #5 top EDM superstar of 2014 — took time out of his busy schedule winning Grammys, wrapping up his documentary, and working on his new album to chat with his fans live via #AskZedd on Twitter. The Q&A had plenty of memorable moments, including his profession of love to Dillon Francis and citing Deep Purple, the classic rock band from England, as one of his greatest influences. Although he remained mum on many of the details of his sophomore full length, he did reveal that there will indeed be a 2015 release date and a new single should be arriving in your headphones sooner rather than later. He also went on to discuss some of his dream collaborators, including Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, and of course, Adele — all completely feasible after his recent collaboration with Ariana Grande, “Break Free.”
He suggests you start playing an instrument before you start producing music.
He would love to collaborate with Katy Perry.
And Bruno Mars
Santa, if you’re listening, he wants Adele for Christmas.
A Taylor Swift collaboration is also on his to do list.
He’s eager to work with Ellie Goulding again.
His love for his fans defies normal ranking systems.
He’s a huge fan of Ed Sheeran.
Deep Purple was one of his biggest inspirations.
His favorite singer of all time is Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury.
If he wasn’t producing he’d be teaching.
He’s a dog guy.
If he could only play one instrument for the rest of his life it would be piano.
Working hard sometimes interferes with his creativity.
Ronaldo > Messi
He’s a big fan of Mario Kart 8.
His next single is coming very soon.
He will collaborate with Dillon Francis & DJ Snake but only if Dillon shaves his beard.
He finds inspiration in everything.
He owes deadmau5 a treasure goblin.
His favorite movie is Memento. If you haven’t seen it, you should change that.
There’s another full album coming in 2015.
But no release date.
Firefly in 2013 is one of his most memorable festivals.
Already premiered by Zane Lowe as the “Hottest Record In The World,” Axwell Λ Ingrosso‘s second single to arrive from their impending album comes in the form of “Something New.” Holding true to each of the Swedish producer’s roots, yet still maintaining a modern touch, the latest original mix from two-thirds of Swedish House Mafia boasts an incredibly melodic topline. As the curtain continues to be slowly lifted on one of electronic music’s most anticipated projects, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso’s life beyond their famous group continues to spawn acclaimed material as 2014 begins to relent into the new year.
Tiësto continues to expand his global brand with a new addition to the Dutch theme park, Def Efelting. The largest and oldest theme park in the Netherlands, the EDM icon lended his talents to the park’s water and light show. Similar to using his latest album as the score the Bellagio fountain, Tijs employs his extensive back catalog to provide the beat to the fountains mesmerizing array of water and lights.
Billboard’s annual music showcase at Sundance is getting a serious dose of EDM during this year’s Winterfest. The event, headlined by “Fancy” breakout star Iggy Azalea, will also feature Skrillex, Knife Party and Alesso alongside Lindsey Stirling and Portgual. The Man. The event will run from January 22nd to January 31st at Sundance Film Festival. Tickets for the Park City shindig are currently on sale now.
In mid November Kaskade announced his biggest Redux show yet, a massive affair scheduled to be held at Pier 36 in New York City on December 30th. A warm up to the end of year insanity that will descend on New York the following day, Kaskade is bringing the Redux concept, his deep house nom de plum, to one of Manhattan’s largest venues. Joining him for the landmark occasion is the busiest man in the remix business, Amtrac, who’s 2014 highlight reel includes work on Alesso’s “Heroes” and Wolfgang Gartner’s “Unholy” as well as stops at many of the biggest festivals in the US. Tickets are still available, purchase yours today.
Up and coming NY producer Sebastian Park is starting to make waves. Featured in today’s “Heldeep Radio 29” Sebastian takes on “You’ve Got The Love” which has that incredible future house sound we’ve all come to love. Inspired by the lyrics and holiday season, Sebastian gives us the perfect remix to close 2014. Keep an eye out for this young gun come 2015. I don’t think this is the last time we hear from him.
The holiday season is picking up, the temperature is steadily creeping down, and 2014 is on the way out. Zimmer‘s December mix is perfect for the setting. It’s calming enough to help you keep your cool as you deal with hellish holiday travel scenarios, cozy enough to help you stay warm in even the most frigid climes, and soothing enough to help put the brakes on the inevitable freakout when you reflect on a year of the same old mistakes and abandoned resolutions. And it’s available for download through Zimmer’s SoundCloud page, so you can take it with you wherever you need it most.