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Virtual Self – Key (Inukshuk Remix)

It’s no secret that rising Canadian talent Inukshuk is a major fan of Porter Robinson, from his live rendition of “Language” that blew us away to the clear inspiration that arises in his music. To kick off 2018, Inukshuk returns with a brand new remix that will leave you in a swell of joy and emotion all at once. Taking on Porter Robinson’s side project Virtual Self, Inukshuk decided to provide his own flip on VS’ single “Key.” Combining elements of the original with a blissful mixture of melodic and future bass sound all combined into the feeling of a Porter Robinson live edit, this flip is exactly what Virtual Self and Porter Robinson fans will want to hear for a mixture of both worlds. With massive arps, captivating saws and blissful piano, the entire flip comes together in one cohesive manner to provide a perfect new feel to the original hit. Make sure to check it out here and to snag the free download while you can!  This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Virtual Self – Key (Inukshuk Remix)

Jaden Smith Added to Life In Color Miami, Joining Zedd, Lil...

Festival lineups change all the time. From additional musical performances to set-time alterations, festivals have an interesting way of capturing the attention of audiences with the musicians they enlist. Even a last minute addition can be the difference between having tickets left over or selling out, especially when it involves one Jaden Smith. It appears that the Miami native festival Life In Color (or LIC) is making an attempt in this direction with their latest announcement of adding Jaden Smith onto their roster as a “Special Guest.” Joining a lineup with EDM heavyweights like Zedd, Snails, K?D, and QUIX to hip-hop and R&B artists like 21 Savage, Lil Pump, Blackbear, and more, Jaden Smith has attained the coveted spot that few highlighted artists like Diplo, Big Sean, and 2 Chainz have acquired at previous Life In Color Miami events. Presumably, Jaden Smith will be performing tracks from his recently released debut album SYRE including singles like “Breakfast,” “Icon,” and “Batman.” Whether or not the nineteen-year-old will also perform in his infamous, all white Batman costume is still unknown. If you’re interested in catching Jaden Smith and the other aforementioned headliners for this year’s Miami edition of Life In Color, you can buy tickets at licmiami.com. This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Jaden Smith Added to Life In Color Miami, Joining Zedd, Lil Pump, and More

Marshmello Partners with Zumiez For A Cool New Merch Line

Marshmello is taking his brand to the next level with an all new fashion line! The iconic dance music figure has now made way onto Marshin clothing designs, sold exclusively at Zumiez. It’s more than your average artist merch, as the clothing line takes on a whole new concept and logo involving Marshmello in alien form. Marshin — get it? The first wave of Marshin designs feature four stylish t-shirts, a long sleeved design, and a hoodie. In true music industry fashion, a few of the pieces are primarily black. Others are white, black/white tie dye, and another features a splash of pink with a cool “Marshin” graphic. MelloGang should jump on these designs while they have the chance. It looks like Marshin is here to stay for a while, but there’s no guarantee these designs will last forever. Prices range from $24.95 – $64.95. SHOP HERE Marshin Exclusively at Zumiez Marshin is available now, exclusively at @zumiez A post shared by Marshin Clothing Co (@marshin) on Jan 9, 2018 at 9:45pm PST This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Marshmello Partners with Zumiez For A Cool New Merch Line

Diplo Reveals He’s Cooking Up Something With Khalid

We’re looking at our next superstar collaboration with Diplo and Khalid! The exciting news came along with the tweet below, in which Diplo shared: “Cooking with [Khalid],” along with some emojis for good measure. Khalid has already solidified his spot as an EDM mainstay, having worked with the likes of high profile producers including Marshmello and Calvin Harris. This expected collaboration between Khalid and Diplo only further proves the “Silence” singer is one of the most in-demand artists right now. Just days ago the speculated release date and track list for Major Lazer’s forthcoming album Music Is The Weapon came out with a list of superstar features including Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello and Lorde. Perhaps whatever Diplo and Khalid are cooking up will be part of the producer’s solo project. One thing is for sure — Diplo x Khalid sounds like a hit! Diplo x Khalid Cooking with @thegreatkhalid pic.twitter.com/jaaxUlCdRD — dip (@diplo) January 11, 2018 Photo via Rukes.com This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Diplo Reveals He’s Cooking Up Something With Khalid

Firefly Music Festival Drops 2018 Lineup Featuring Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Arctic...

Firefly Music Festival is one of the prominent East-Coast camping festivals and over the years we’ve come to recognize a certain level of quality within their lineups. This year it’s no different as we’re given yet another great mainstream lineup, with a good amount of dance music crossover acts. First things first, Eminem headlines yet another festival but this time he’s joined by Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, and The Killers. Below we have ODESZA occupying the first top-line spot, with Martin Garrix close behind, and then Big Gigantic, Chromeo, Cheat Codes, Rudimental, San Holo, Ookay, Hotel Garuda, Whethan, Two Friends, Phantoms, Kasbo, Chet Porter, Melvv, Shallou, Kap Slap, Justin Caruso, Parker, Pluto and more. Check out the full lineup below and don’t forget to set a reminder for yourself that tickets go on-sale tomorrow (Friday) at 10 ET. The festival will take place the weekend of June 14th to 17th on the Woodlands of Dover, Delaware. This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Firefly Music Festival Drops 2018 Lineup Featuring Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, and The Killers

Jimmy Iovine Is Not Leaving Apple, Will “Take This All The...

According to sources provided to Billboard last week, reports began circulating that Apple Music mogul Jimmy Iovine was set to leave the company in August 2018. However, in an interview with Variety this week, Iovine categorically denies any reports that he’s leaving Apple for greener pastures. “I am committed to doing whatever Eddy [Cue], Tim [Cook] and Apple need me to do, to help wherever and however I can, to take this all the way,” Iovine told the publication in an interview. He further denied that his rumored departure had anything to do with his Apple shares fully vesting. “All this stuff you’re seeing in the newspapers, let me tell you, my stock vested a long time ago,” Iovine told Variety. Iovine joined Apple in 2014 after the company bought Beats Electronics, which Iovine co-founded with rapper Dr Dre. Apple bought beats for $3 billion. This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Jimmy Iovine Is Not Leaving Apple, Will “Take This All The Way”

Aspire to Inspire 222: Sj

(Original Photo By: Alex Mason Photography) The latest installment of the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi, hit theaters in December to record numbers. One of the prevailing themes of the movie was burying the past, looking toward the future, and an inherent belief that anyone can rise to the top from the humblest of beginnings. Someone who might be able to relate is musician/producer/DJ, Seth Jones (Sj). Fresh off of an opening spot on Seven Lions and Tritonal’s Horizon Tour, Sj is starting to make a name for himself with his uplifting productions. Despite his recent success, Seth says that he never expected to make it like this in the music industry. “A lot of people say they are going to be something from like three years old, I never had that. I was just curious and I would do little things. I would take toys/objects to the park and build things. We had a piano sitting at the house and I would figure out how to play it. A desire for creativity and innovation led me towards music. I was over at a friend’s house and he had a guitar under his bed, so I brought it home and learned how to play it. Chasing big dreams, especially being a musician, just didn’t really exist in my hometown and therefore, it wasn’t really part of my mindset. But then I went to Belmont University in Nashville…being around people who did have those dreams I was like, oh, okay cool, this is something I can actually do, and the rest is history.” Even before Seth started making headways with his music (specifically his most recent single, “Flicker”), he had been using his influence as an artist to help change the world through his philanthropic work. Despite being a full-time musician, Seth also founded a non-profit dually based in Nashville and India called One Life, which helps to “transform places of poverty (in Indian slums) into places of possibility.” They recently finished a project called “Our Dream Home,” which is a safe house dedicated to long-term development and care for 25 young refugee women who have escaped poverty/sexual abuse/slavery. They provide educational and vocational services to prevent these women from returning to the slums. “I had a friend in Nashville who had gone over to India, met a few people, and he invited me over there. So I went like six years ago to Calcutta where I met people who needed help. Upon my return I started One Life with my friend. We had no idea what we were doing, kind of the same as music…I never had a dream or anything. I’ve always really cared about people and have wanted to make the world a better place, but the idea of starting a non-profit was never something that came to mind. I saw the opportunity and realized that I had the resources and ability to help, and so we did. It’s been quite a journey the last six years.” Seth mentioned that as an artist you have to be a self-starter and also be aware of the business side of music. Sometimes the best ability is availability and Seth says that being able to show up and just do something on your bad days is a major key to moving forward as an artist. Whether you’re a professional musician or just someone scrolling through Instagram, it can be very easy to fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others and feeling let down because of that. It may be cliché, but adversity builds character. If you don’t challenge and push yourself, you’ll never know what you can accomplish. “I think the real struggle is with yourself – figuring out how to be creative and marry these worlds of art, commerce, even spirituality, and all the things that you care about into this thing that you do for a living. You’re also usually in a community where people are doing the exact same thing or something similar so it’s easy to compare yourself, or to not feel like what you’re doing is up to par. It’s honestly an artist’s tortured soul that’s the hardest thing. I’ve seen that kill careers and make people leave more than any other thing, just people who get discouraged with what they’re doing. I think a lot of it is the discipline of just showing up. Even when you don’t feel like you’re in it, you take a little step and it adds up to something great.” Hard work, positivity, keeping an open mind, and of course…a lot of self-discipline, Sj is a great example of how anyone can chase a dream and achieve success. Seth also had a vision for what he wanted his career to be and he’s applying that and growing accordingly. Founding a non-profit, that’s just going above and beyond. But as Seth tells it, he’s all about love and freedom. Dance music is love and freedom in its purest and most addictive form. Artists should strive to provide that for people. Life is hard and people need something to lift them up. Sj is doing just that by leading a successful music career. “I want my whole career and everything I do to be about love and freedom. I want to bring people into deeper connection with one another, to have amazing experiences. This is the only life that we have, every moment we can create that is centered in that reality of embracing the moment is the best. People listen to music and come to shows to unleash themselves. Especially in dance music, there are so many colorful personalities and people who might work from 9-to-5 and then they show up at these events and have renewed energy. I love that. I think the world needs more of that. As a songwriter, I want people to connect emotionally to these themes…and give them that moment of not feeling alone, understanding themselves a little bit more, and creating a space where they are free to be themselves.” This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Aspire to Inspire 222: Sj

New Artist Spotlight: Joel Phil Highlights LGBTQ Culture in Latin House-Inspired...

Joel Phil is a singer and songwriter from Brooklyn who says he has identified with both music and the LGBTQ community since he was young. A Spanish immigrant who began writing songs at 12 years old, Phil recently teamed up with Latin Grammy-nominated producer Jorge A. Holguin and Sebastian Rivera to produce his first dance track called “Raise Up,” and it’s a fiery and fun tribute not just to the LGBTQ community but to anyone who’s struggled for art and expression. “Raise Up” released in late fall with four different versions on an EP, including two remixes by Ali Stone and MARC. The original is a reggaeton-inspired pop house track which is constructed like a pop song in the sense that the beat and music follow Phil’s vocals rather than the vocals being cut up to fit into a dance format. Said lyrics are simple but powerful, and the video drives home the message of the song in vibrant color. Half the video is a fun dance number with Phil singing in the center but it also cuts to shots of a trans woman or drag queen removing a costume in stark contrast to the party scene she’s just left. The video seems like a fun way to hammer home the all-inclusiveness in music Phil himself has no doubt found, as well as supporting the political cause for the LGBTQ community. The Ali Stone and MARC remixes of “Raise Up” are, predictably, more house-infused than the original. Ali Stone’s version is constructed like a dance tune but still quite radio-friendly, while MARC’s is big room banger laced with trance. There’s also a fun, punchy “Spanglish” version of the original track, where Phil pays homage to his Spanish roots, Brooklyn where he grew up and Columbia where he recorded the track. No matter which version strikes the listener’s fancy, “Raise Up” is a party track with a great message. “Raise Up” by Joel Phil is out now and all versions are available on Soundcloud or Spotify streaming playlist. This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: New Artist Spotlight: Joel Phil Highlights LGBTQ Culture in Latin House-Inspired ‘Raise Up’ [Video]

Drezo Drops New Song “Night” & Announces “Evil” Tour

Drezo is doubling down on his minimalist and dark approach to house music with his newest single, “Night.” Utilizing very few separate elements, and placing a slow and deliberate rhythm, Drezo aims to hypnotize rather than energize. It seems there’s almost as much negative space in the song as actual musical elements, creating a song that nearly sounds empty but gives the listener the opportunity to truly vibe out.  Along with the release of “Night,” Drezo has also announced his new Evil tour, featuring support from Bijou, Callie Reiff, K?d, Loosid, Mielo, No Mana, Qrion, Ryan Collins, Robotaki, and Whipped Cream. Available dates are below, get your tickets here. Photo via Rukes.com This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Drezo Drops New Song “Night” & Announces “Evil” Tour

KRANE Announces National Headlining Tour

One of the biggest story-lines last year in the trap and bass music world was how KRANE was finally able to really break out. If you’re familiar with that space at all you’ll know that KRANE has been putting out good music for sometime now but last year was the year that he was finally able to hit that next level thanks to collaborations with heavy-hitters Bauuer, Jai Wolf, Vince Staples, and more. All that success has translated into a national head-lining tour across America. KRANE’s Fallout Tour 2018 starts next week on Wednesday the 17th in Seattle and ends at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, New York on April 7th. All in all the tour will run for 14 total shows and features special guest Slumberjack and support from MYRNE and Alexander Lewis across various dates. Check out the tour poster below and grab tickets here! r for all of the info below and snag tickets here! This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: KRANE Announces National Headlining Tour