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  1. Some things were never meant to be, like Insomniac‘s new psytrance, house and techno festival. Called Sacred Valley, the festival was set to take place next weekend at the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation in Southern California. Unfortunately, Insomniac has cancelled the festival entirely. Sacred Valley announced the news today with social media posts and a splash page on the event’s website. Organizers cancelled the festival “due to unforeseen circumstances” and not being able to “deliver the experience [they] had envisioned.” Refunds will be issued within five to seven business days, and it’s unknown whether the festival will ever return. The lineup would’ve included everyone from Tensnake to DJ Three, Astrix to Shpongle and Christian Smith to Kevin Saunderson. The vague cancellation description will likely inspire some conspiracy theories, but the lineup’s niche offerings may have contributed to its downfall. Plus, the festival only announced and began selling tickets in July. We respect Insomniacc for trying, and hope to see more psytrance and house and techno acts booked at events like EDC and the Wonderland festivals. RIP Sacred Valley. We hardly knew ye. Check out the full announcement below: This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Insomniac’s New Psytrance, House and Techno Festival is Cancelled Source
  2. I’m admittedly in the group of people who never listened to Lil Peep or XXXTentacion until their respective deaths, but found meaning and quality in their work once I tried. With three months since X’s death and ten since Peep’s, the two’s posthumous collaboration “Falling Down” is now out. Each artist has released music within the rock realm in the past, but this will obviously have a very different impact on the fans of both artists. At time of publishing, the track has already been played over 650,000 times in its first 5 hours – and that’s just on Soundcloud. Check out “Falling Down” below. Lil Peep & XXXTENTACTION – Falling Down [Lyrics] [Intro: Lil Peep, XXXTENTACION & Both] ‘Ko, let’s watch the rain as it’s falling down Now let’s do this one for Peep Sunlight on your skin when I’m not around Shit don’t feel the same when you’re out of town So ‘Ko, let’s watch the rain as it’s falling down, yeah [Chorus: Lil Peep & XXXTENTACION] ‘Ko, let’s watch the rain as it’s falling down (falling down) Sunlight on your skin when I’m not around (I’m not around) Shit don’t feel the same when you’re out of town (out of town) O-o-oh, o-oh, o-oh So ‘Ko, let’s watch the rain as it’s falling down O-o-oh, o-oh, o-oh [Verse: XXXTENTACION] Rain keeps falling, tears keep falling Rain keeps falling, tears keep falling Darling, your love is like walking a bed of nails And I just can’t keep on fighting O-o-oh [Chorus: Lil Peep & XXXTENTACION] ‘Ko, let’s watch the rain as it’s falling down (falling down) O-o-oh, o-oh, o-oh Sunlight on your skin when I’m not around (I’m not around) O-o-oh, o-oh, o-oh Shit don’t feel the same when you’re out of town O-o-oh, o-oh, o-oh So ‘Ko, let’s watch the rain as it’s falling down O-o-oh, o-oh, o-oh [Interlude: XXXTENTACION] His name will live, bro’ No, I got—, I feel hella shitty because it’s like, yo Like, if I would have known he was so cool And it’s like, yo, if I would have watched interviews sooner, bro, we were so alike It’s unfortunate because it’s like, yo, when people die, that’s when you’re there, you know? ‘Cause your remorse kinda makes you check ’em out [Bridge: XXXTENTACION] Darling, your love is like walking a bed of nails And I just can’t keep on fighting [Chorus: Lil Peep & XXXTENTACION] ‘Ko, let’s watch the rain as it’s falling down (falling down) O-o-oh, o-oh, o-oh Sunlight on your skin when I’m not around (I’m not around) O-o-oh, o-oh, o-oh Shit don’t feel the same when you’re out of town (out of town) O-o-oh, o-oh, o-oh ‘Ko, let’s watch the rain as it’s falling down O-o-oh, o-oh, o-oh This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Lil Peep & XXXTENTACION Release Emotional, Surprising Posthumous Collaboration “Falling Down” Source
  3. Despite our progress in society, women still have it rough. It’s disappointing to hear women at top companies still face discrimination, especially at a company like Spotify. That’s right; an employee has sued Spotify for discrimination against female employees and defamation. Hong Perez has sued Spotify in the New York Supreme Court, making a number of huge claims: Her boss only chose men to go on trips to the Sundance Film Festival in 2016 and 2017, trips that included drug use and fights. A Spotify executive received a promotion even after being accused of sexual harassment and taking male employees to strip clubs in Atlantic City in New Jersey. Spotify CFO Barry McCarthy allegedly said “he does not care about diversity at the company” during a town hall. An HR executive said his favorite curse word was “c***.” The global head of sales paid men more than women. An HR executive didn’t punish a male executive accused of sexual harassment. Wow, that’s a lot to take in. Variety asked Spotify for comment, receiving the following quote: “At Spotify, we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind at any level. While we cannot comment on the specific details of a pending litigation, these claims are without merit.” We’re very curious to see how this court case shakes out. This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Spotify Sued for Discriminating Against Female Employees and Defamation Source
  4. Louis Futon and Medasin have a very special treat for fans today. By popular demand, the producers have unleashed their brand new flip of Travis Scott‘s “Wake Up,” which can only be described as pure ear candy. If “Wake Up” wasn’t already stuck in your head, it’s about to be — that is, if Louis Futon and Medasin have anything to do with it. These producers meet in the middle for a drool-worthy blend of tropical synths, flavorful percussion, and just enough switch ups to keep things interesting. Travis Scott’s smooth delivery is met with a nonchalant production, with complexities that sound so effortless. The added melodies and rhythm make “Wake Up” more infectious than ever. Dare we say these producers flip this track into something that’s even better?! From now on, it might be difficult to listen to the original without feeling like something is missing. Enjoy! Travis Scott – Wake Up (Louis Futon & Medasin Flip) This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Louis Futon & Medasin Treat Fans To Spectacular Flip of Travis Scott’s “Wake Up” Source
  5. It’s hard enough to buy tickets on Ticketmaster when tens of thousands of people are trying to secure perhaps only 5,000-10,000 tickets at major musical and/or sporting events, but it’s made much harder when the company providing those tickets is obscenely obsessed with profit. According to an undercover investigative report conducted by CBC News and Toronto Star, Ticketmaster knowingly operates an approved secondary seller market within its own company with the aim of doubling or tripling its own profits. A pair of reporters posing as scalpers was sent from the outlets to Ticket Summit 2018, a ticketing and live entertainment convention at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. During their time at the convention, they spoke with many representatives for Ticketmaster who told them about their “professional reseller program.” Utilizing proprietary software called TradeDesk, users could manipulate prices and amounts of tickets on secondary markets at will, creating a mostly-unregulated marketplace for tickets. Nearly all of these users used multiple accounts and bots. “I have brokers that have literally a couple of hundred accounts,” one sales representative said. “It’s not something that we look at or report.” “If you want to get a good show and the ticket limit is six or eight … you’re not going to make a living on six or eight tickets,” said another. Alan Cross, a veteran music journalist and host of the radio program The Ongoing History of New Music, called the investigation a “public relations nightmare” for Ticketmaster. He said there have been “whispers of this in the ticket-selling community, but it’s never been outlined quite like this before.” This all benefits Ticketmaster because of its fees. According to CBC, “if Ticketmaster collects $25.75 on a $209.50 ticket on the initial sale, when the owner posts it for resale for $400 on the site, the company stands to collect an additional $76 on the same ticket.” Ticketmaster has declined requests for an interview.  via CBC This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: REPORT: Ticketmaster Recruiting Its Own Scalpers To Squeeze More Money Out Of Fans Source
  6. The Music Modernization Act (MMA), S.2334 officially passed in a unanimous vote by the US Senate on Tuesday (Sept. 18). The overall goal of the act has been made clear — to alter outdated music copyright laws and bring the music industry into the current streaming age. The MMA act aims to accomplish three major things: Ensure artists and songwriters receive royalties on music recorded prior to 1972 Effectively allocate royalties for music producers Update licensing and royalty rules for streaming services The US Senator most invested in pushing the MMA forward, Orrin Hatch, made a statement: “With this bill, we are one step closer to historic reform for our badly outdated music laws.” Leading up to the vote there was a great deal of heated debate surrounding the MMA. Particularly the part about pre-1972 royalties, which SiriusXM strongly opposed. A long list of all-star musicians including Paul McCartney and Katy Perry, plus songwriters, and executives stood by the MMA, and even threatened to boycott the radio company. Despite all the drama, it all came down to this vote. The Music Modernization Act is now in effect. Source: Rolling Stone | Photo via Calder Wilson for Insomniac This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Music Modernization Act (MMA) Passes with Unanimous Vote Source
  7. Maroon 5 is set to headline the Super Bowl LIII halftime show next year! Frontman Adam Levine and the rest of the group are responsible for an incredible amount of hit songs over the years. First there was “Harder to Breathe” in 2002, then came “She Will Be Loved” in 2004. “Moves Like Jagger” shook things up in 2011. Most recently, Maroon 5 has been hitting it hard with “Girls Like You” featuring Cardi B, “What Lovers Do” with SZA, “Cold” with Future and “Don’t Wanna Know” with Kendrick Lamar. Maroon 5 follows up last year’s performer Justin Timberlake. Other Super Bowl acts include Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Beyoncé. The band did not respond immediately to Rolling Stone for comment, although several reports confirm Maroon 5 is on lock for the big game. Super Bowl LIII goes down in Atlanta, Georgia on February 3rd, 2019. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You ft. Cardi B H/T: Rolling Stone This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Maroon 5 To Headline Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show Source
  8. While the news surrounding this year’s Lost Lands since the festival ended has been less than stellar, most people who attended the event will tell you that it was one of the best of the year – myself included. However, some local residents of the Licking/Legend Valley/Thornville townships say otherwise. During a Licking Township Trustees meeting on Monday night, over 30 residents attended to yell and complain to the owners of the Lost Lands venue, Steve and Laura Trickle. Between 35,000-40,000 people attended Lost Lands this year, growing more than 10,000 over last year’s event. Officials report that the festival resulted in two deaths, a comparatively mild six arrests, and one (known) report of public nudity in a nearby neighborhood. Still, residents as far away as Granville (around 14 miles northwest, as the crow flies) were complaining of noise and rattling windows. Resident Katie Lawhead told the trustees, “The noise was unbearable. You couldn’t watch TV, couldn’t sleep. It’s a slap in the face to the people here. There was a guy walking around naked on drugs, people urinating on the side of the road, someone broke into a neighbor’s fence. It was just chaotic. Something has to be done.” Township Trustee John Holman used far more vitriolic rhetoric to describe the event. “I can truthfully attest, the previous four days have been the most violating, intrusive, disrespectful display ever to the residents of our community,” Holman said. “The nudity, the defecation, the fornication, the urination. Kids on school bus witnessed sex acts and full nudity on the way home from school. “This concert has been an assault on and an exploitation of our community. This has been an assault on our first-responders, safety forces, infrastructure, school system’s ability to transport children, peace and tranquility, and freedom in our own homes.” Officials from Lakewood Local Schools said Tuesday that no one had reported any of their school children being subject to witnessing sex acts or nudity. The Trickles listened to the community’s complaints with open minds, and apologized for what they could, and promised to do better elsewhere. “I’d like to apologize to everyone here,” Steve Trickle said. “It will get better next year.” “We have done music until 2, 3, 4 a.m. at every show, except county jam, to keep people entertained,” Laura Trickle said. “These people are 25, 26 and still up and having fun, and want to stay up until 2-3 in the morning. That’s the reason we go late. (If not) I can’t guarantee they’ll stay there.” “I made a deal with Lost Lands to quit the main stages at 12:30 a.m., and do small late-night stages in the campground,” Steve continued. “I know you could not hear stages after 12:30, as I personally monitor the neighborhood volume myself.” Other community members attended to stand up for the Trickles, as well. “Our community gets so much revenue from this,” Licking Trails resident Kim Ross said. “We’re fine with the concerts, when we like the music. We should have consideration for all the people who benefit from this.” Suzy Peters said, “My windows didn’t shake. My 2-year-old slept through the night. My son’s a firefighter and worked three days, and made enough to make his medical school payment. That was huge. He was one of thousands that was paid very, very well.” There is currently no indication that Lost Lands 2019 will not continue as scheduled. Photo via Jake West Photo for Lost Lands This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Local Residents Complain Of “Nudity, Defecation, Fornication, & Urination” From 2018 Lost Lands Source
  9. Kryder is undoubtedly one of the most inspiring artists around. His knack for blending latino and electronic music is nothing short of incredible and he continually surpasses himself with each release. His latest single with Cato Anaya, “La Cumbiambera”, dropped a few weeks ago and rocked the charts. I’m proud to premiere with you his brand new music video for the single that is only available here exclusively until Friday! It’s a hypnotic 3 minutes that pulls you in the minute you press play. It features a trippy, gyspy-esque character who journeys from an island to this electrifying, tribal and euphoric world that compliments the music perfectly. I can only imagine how this would look on a big screen at one of his shows…. Check out the official music video for “La Cumbiambera” below! This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Your EDM Premiere: Kryder & Cato Anaya Drop Music Video For “La Cumbiambera” [Spinnin’ TV] Source
  10. It’s no secret that the Two Friends are both geniuses, especially in the remix game. They have some secret formula, this incredible talent for flipping classics into modern day anthems in such a fresh and innovative way. Their latest endeavor takes on one of biggest hits ever written, “Otherside”, by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and honestly they hit this one out of the park. It’s driven by the helplessly catchy vocal hook of the original that’s backed by a beat that just makes you want to move. It builds perfectly into an electrifying drop, swelling and crashing with bright and beautiful melodies and progressions. Listen to the Two Friends remix to “Otherside” below! This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Two Friends Blow The Roof Off With Remix To RHCP, “Otherside” [Free Download] Source
  11. If you’re looking for a bass-heavy way to ring in your new year than look no further. Radiance NYE is a brand new one-day event happening in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this year and it is ready to bring the house down with its talent stacked lineup of heavy hitters. Whats that lineup you may ask? Well, it includes the likes of Excision and Zeds Dead as your two co-headliners and then Bear Grillz, Riot Ten, Whipped Cream, and Spock, rounding out as support. This event will take place on December 31st at the Wisconsin Center. The Center is a massive convention and exhibition hall located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. For those traveling from Chicago, the venue is only three blocks away from the Amtrak station, with seven roundtrips running per day (six on Sunday). Advanced tickets for Radiance NYE start at $59. Advanced VIP tickets are $160 and include private entrance, private bar, private restroom, and private dance platform. Tickets day-of-show start at $130. Snag them now while they’re cheap and you still can on the Radiance NYE website! This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Radiance NYE Makes its way to Milwaukee for its Inaugural Year Source
  12. Bass music giants and frequent collaborators NGHTMRE and SLANDER have just announced a new record label under the name Gud Vibrations. This comes after the three recently hosted a monster Gud Vibrations show at the legendary Red Rocks venue in Colorado featuring support from JOYRYDE, Noisia, Yehme2, Whipped Cream, and PawS. They also brought Gud Vibrations to Nocturnal Wonderland in San Bernardino and to Lost Lands in Ohio this weekend. The new label, which shares the same name as their collaborative tours and the 2015 smash hit, will showcase its debut release with an EP from Wavedash. The trio have released with OWSLA, Mad Decent, and Insomniac Records, with the latter being a collaboration with SLANDER. The big news is here.. we are so excited to announce that we are starting @GudVibrations as a record label! We are also thrilled to share that the 1st artist we're bringing on is @wearewavedash! We will be dropping their new EP as the 1st release on the label! More details soon! pic.twitter.com/HgMOR1lq0x — NGHTMRE (@NGHTMRE) September 18, 2018 This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: NGHTMRE and SLANDER unveil New Record Label and First Release Source
  13. This past Sunday, seven people have died and five were left in a coma linked to drugs at an electronic dance music festival in Hanoi, Vietnam. The victims were attending Vietnam Electronic Weekend’s “Trip to the Moon” festival at West Lake Water Park and tested positive for an unspecified drug. This lead to local authorities scrambling to trace the substance and lead officials to ban all EDM festivals in the capital. “Police investigators are trying to figure out what type of drug that was,” deputy director of Hanoi police Nguyen Van Vien said to news outlets on Monday. Reports from officials state that both dead and coma victims are between 18 to 30 and that the coma patients are being treated in intensive care at two nearby hospitals. However, three of the five have woken up as of the following day. Meanwhile, one of the coma patients is being treated in Extensive Recovery while the other has shown responses but has yet to regain full consciousness. If all the confirmed deaths are drug-related, it would one of the world’s worst mass deaths at a music festival linked to narcotics ever. The “Trip To The Moon” festival was hosted Sunday evening by VEW in Hanoi’s West Lake district which is known for its nightlife and club scene. Hundreds of attendees flooded the venue and were spead across three stages. Some of the headliners included Yellow Claw, Headhunterz, and Ben Nicky among a fleury of local talent. Local police are currently confirming who were the perpetrators responsible for bringing the drugs into the venue. Pending a probe, authorities are saying that a ban on similar events will take hold. “The incident yesterday… was very painful. It was a great loss,” said Tran Xuan Ha, deputy head of Hanoi government’s propaganda department. This was VEW’s third annual festival held in the Vietnam and was aiming to be the largest one to date, according to local news. Connected Agency, the promoters behind VEW 2018, put out a statement on Facebook where they and the government officials can confirm that they had all the proper licenses and papers before the tragedy took place. They also said that the venue was responsible for the health and safety of the attendees, not themselves as promoters. However, they could not confirm anything else about the investigation. Mr. Tô Văn Động, the Director of the Department of Culture and Sports of the capital, issued a statement in which the licenses for events involving electronic music were withdrawn while any new licenses will not be given for such events in Hanoi until further notice. However, not all music festivals have been affected by this move. This all comes as a major shock to the EDM world as deaths from Lost Lands, Nocturnal Wonderland, and Defqon.1 Australia have been reported over the weekend. via LoopCentral, HindustanTimes This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: EDM Festivals Banned in Hanoi, Vietnam After 7 Drug-Related Deaths & 5 Comas Source
  14. HEYZ always manages to steal our attention… Let us count the ways: Schedule 1, Schedule 2, Schedule 3, and now, with Schedule 4. The mau5trap artist follows up a stream of 2018 releases with his most intoxicating yet as Schedule 4 takes form. It’s the secret finale for the producer’s debut Schedule 1 EP, and the perfect, vehement ending we didn’t know we were waiting for. With this standout production, HEYZ creates an intense, pulsing universe with sharpened, darkened senses. There’s a tradeoff between his energy and the haunting vocals of darkDARK‘s Genevieve Vincent, which proves to be an obsessive, must-hear combination. Each steady beat, each carefully crafted sound cuts with precision, but lingers for just enough time for reverberated impact. Simply put, it bangs. “I wanted to recreate those surreal experiences I’ve had in clubs when a record hits so hard it takes your breath away,” HEYZ reveals. We all know the feeling. Take us to the underground, play this track out, and we guarantee our hearts will skip a few beats. Since HEYZ joined mau5trap in 2017 he has cemented his spot as one of the label’s top rising talents. This new release continues an impressive streak with his darkest, and most menacing production yet — let Schedule 4 consume you as it has us. HEYZ – Schedule 4 Follow Heyz SoundCloud | Spotify | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: HEYZ Goes Darker Than Ever with Secret Finale Track ‘Schedule 4’ [mau5trap] Source
  15. Apple has always been on top of the ad game. Going all the way to the original iPod ads, Apple’s commercials remain iconic. Apple’s deft use of music plays a big part of that success, picking songs perfect for each ad. For Apple’s latest iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max commercial, none of then ZHU himself provides the soundtrack. ZHU’s track “Chasing Marrakech” soundtracks Apple’s “Everything to Know” ad for the new iPhone XS. Released last year as part of the stardustexhalemarrakechdreams EP, “Chasing Marrakech” provides the perfect backdrop for the ad’s split-second editing. And while we may not have the ability to see music as colors, the ad made us think this song was destined to be colored gold. We’re a bit curious why Apple didn’t include a more recent cut from ZHU’s new album Ringos Desert, but the single does pretty much fit perfectly with the ad itself. Check out the iPhone XS ad with ZHU’s “Chasing Marrakech” below: This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: ZHU Soundtracks the Latest Apple iPhone Ad Source
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