The latest update on Paris Hilton‘s forthcoming musical project comes with a shoulder shrug and a well-deserved sigh of relief. As previously reported, Hilton has been signed to Cash Money Records and is working on a house music album. Met with cold reception from disturbed dance music fans, Hilton’s upcoming album won’t be house music in the traditional sense, but rather her debut will be a blend of commercial music that brings electro, pop, and dance together for an attempt at Top 40 relevance. In a recent statement, Hilton claims that her album is almost finished and that Lil Wayne will be guest featured. She goes on to describe the album’s dance influence in layman’s terms.
“I’m in the studio and almost finished with the album, and yeah, they’re just finishing up all the paperwork and there will be an announcement soon. But I’m so excited. I think they’ve created an amazing brand. Lil Wayne and some other surprise guests will be on the album, and it’s going to be so sick. It’s an electropop album with some dance-y songs.”
As her affiliation with Afrojack has dwindled, Hilton seems to be stepping on less toes in the dance music community under the jurisdiction of Lil’ Wayne. An “electropop” album with “dance-y songs” comes less offensive than her previously “house music album” declaration and appears to be shaping up to be a mere attempt at radio success with the increasingly electro-influenced formula.
Alex Ridha returns with the 3rd preview off his forthcoming Go Hard EP. Having already uploaded previews of both the title track, “Go Hard” and the disco-infused “Starwin,”Boys Noize continues to showcase the results of his latest stint in the studio, this time with “Inhale/Exhale.” In stark contrast to “Starwin’s” disco and acid house backbone, the track is greyscale techno from start to finish. Built on an entirely analog framework, Alex’s latest is reminiscent of the Boys Noize of old – a sound defined by dark and grimy techno and electro.
Wavefront Music Festival has finally announced its third and final wave of artist additions, choosing to reveal them in a short fifty second clip. Rony Seikaly, Sander Kleinenberg, Shreddie Mercury and more officially join the likes of Diplo, Nicolas Jaar, Fatboy Slim, and Hot Natured on the 100+ DJ strong lineup. Whether you want to get weird with Nico, express yourself for Diplo, watch a barefoot Fatboy Slim dance, or see former N.B.A. player Rony Seikaly dominate a different kind of court, you’ll have your pick. In addition to the third wave, the festival organizers have also announced a local wave featuring, as the title implies, local Chicago talent.
Tickets for the festival are still on sale and can be purchased via Wantickets. Click below the jump to see a text version of both the third and local wave announcements.
After establishing himself as a promising hip-hop producer with work for everyone from Busta Rhymes to Fabulous, Araabmuzik has turned to his passion for DJing to enter the landscape of live music. The Rhode Island native known for his advanced use of drums has most recently garnered respect from the electronic community following his Ultra Music Festival debut this spring, and has already been announced to perform at Electric Daisy Carnival later this month.
It’s been three years since Sonny Moore emerged from the depths of the internet under the guise of Skrillex. Three years since he defined an entire new genre of electronic music with the release of the My Name Is Skrillex EP. Since then Skrillex has become a household name. This Friday, Sonny will finally be gracing the BBC Radio 1 decks for a two hour look into his vast music knowledge. After an incredible run of award-winning EPs, a successful label, sold out world tours, and more than a handful of Grammy wins, Sonny brings his legacy to the BBC Radio 1 airwaves for an Essential Mix on Pete Tong’s Radio 1 broadcast.
Crystal Fighters unveil the full remix package for their latest “You & I” with selections and sounds from across the musical spectrum. Moving swiftly from the distraught deep house stylings of Yeasayer through to the heavy-footed club vibes of American disco-smith Gigamesh, the sheer range of remixes are easy to spot. Yellow Claw’s topical trap remodel hits the spot with simplistic ethnic charm, with Nathan C’s remix shaking proceedings with a firm peak time rendition of the track. Psychedelic electronic and ambient down-tempo are Sunless 97 and Kirk Spencers respective weapons of choice, finishing off an EP of remixes diverse in sound and talent scope, but ultimately owned by Gigamesh and Nathan C’s on-point remodels. (more…)
Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Andy Samberg formed The Lonely Island back in 2001 and struck gold with their digital short “Lazy Sunday.” From there the trio went on to release numerous spoofs, including “D*ck in a Box” with Justin Timberlake. Their most recent return to satirical music videos is for “Go Kindergarten” featuring P. Diddy showing Paul Rudd (and his beautiful mustache) how to get down in the club – it’s great tongue-in-cheek play on Top 40 club culture… and surprisingly sounds like every track Will.i.am. has ever released.
Since its inaugural year in 1999, Camp Bisco has grown into one of the East Coast’s premier festivals. While it’s admittedly less glamorous than other events of its kind, the no-frills style is much of its appeal; if you want to get down and dirty, you go to Bisco. This year the festival’s founders have again successfully wrangled an appropriate lineup for both their usual concert stages as well as their silent disco section. Some of the noteworthy bookings include Bondax, Seven Lions, and Tommy Trash. As usual, scattered among the predominately dance music focused lineup are a few outliers like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Toro y Moi, and Vermont jam band Twiddle. Click below the jump to check out the full stage lineup and a list of who’s performing at the silent disco.
Along with the exciting times that come with the third year of EDC Las Vegas, Insomniac has planned for the second year a concurrent dance music-focused conference named EDMBiz. This year the event will be held again at The Cosmopolitan on June 18, 19, and 20th — right before EDC Las Vegas hits The Speedway. While the keynote speakers for this year’s event were already announced a few weeks back, Insomniac has now shared a revised and updated list of the panelists that’ll be joining the many industry enthusiasts as well as a list of the topical and fascinating panels set to take place during the conference.
Although Dutch electro-house duo Firebeatz kicked off their weekly radio show only a few weeks back, “Firebeatz FM” is quickly rising the ranks of “must-listen” podcasts in the sphere of electronic dance music. In addition to rattling through some of the biggest of the big room tracks of the moment like Mightyfools’ “Footrocker,” Knife Party’s “LRAD,” and Daddy’s Groove & Rob Adans’ “Unbelieveable. As an extra bonus for committed listeners, they even included an exclusive on their new collaboration with Chocolate Puma entitled “Sausage Fest.”