Ellie Goulding’s new album Halcyon is causing a bit of a buzz. Goulding has been promoting her new hit song “Anything Could Happen” by performing recently on the Today Show, Ellen, Jimmy Fallon and Conan.
She was a headliner at the Halloween Masquerade at The House of Blues over the weekend and was the breakthrough artist on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown. Since her album released on October 9th she quickly made her way to Billboard’s Top 10 Albums.
“Anything could happen” seems to be the theme to her life right now. After the album was written she suddenly felt like she was living it after breaking up with her boyfriend. Soon she started dating famed dupstep artist Skrillex making her realize that anything can happen.
Richie Hawtin, also known by his alias Plastikman, is coming back to the US this fall for a college tour with several other DJ’s in an attempt to introduce what he calls “the deeper side of electronic music.” Cntrl: Beyond EDM kicks off Monday, October 29th at SUNY Buffalo and will tour colleges on the East Coast, Midwest, and parts of Canada.
The tour will be a bus tour and the main goal will not only be to get their names out there, but to also teach people about all the genres and subgenres of electronic dance music. Loco Dice, Carl Craig, and Seth Troxler are some familiar names that will be present along with several other artists who will be joining workshops or playing at night. The workshops will be held by the artists themselves like, Loco Dice on old-school DJ-ing with modern technology or Hawtin’s sound technician on the importance of sound quality. In the end they hope that allowing people to talk to artists who have been producing electronic music for years will inspire a new generation of music lovers.
Ahmed Gallab, multi-instrumentalist of Yeasayer, has gone solo with his entrancing dance music. The artist, now better known as Sinkane, has been listed on SPIN’s “5 Best New Artists of October ’12.” His new LP, Mars, has dropped today, October 23, and he will begin touring with Yeasayer in November of this year. Gallab made his live debut as Sinkane earlier this year but has been producing music since 2008. The LP is available on iTunes.
2.) Jeeper Creeper
3.) Lady C’mon
4.) Makin’ Time
5.) Warm Spell
6.) Love Sick
Who doesn’t love a good mix? Chuckie and JunxterJack have produced an epic new mix that was available yesterday on Beatport.com. “Make Some Noise” has been described by dancingastronaut.com as featuring a gritty start and filthy drop, grinding synth leads coupled with energy-inducing vocal samples and a simple yet infectious dirty Dutch drop.
You won’t be able to help but start dancing once you hear this song!
EDM lovers, rejoice! Just for New Year’s Eve, EDM heavyweights Pretty Lights and Bassnectar have confirmed east coast show dates – including two joint shows! Pretty Lights are set to ring in the New Year at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom, while Bassnectar will rock the house during a “fully circular 360 event” at Nashville, Tennessee’s Bridgestone Arena. In addition to these dates, the superstars will do a joint event for the two nights of December 27th and 28th in Hampton, Virginia’s Hampton Coliseum, which will be billed at “BassLights.” We’re definitely going to check it out, how about everyone else!?
Atlantic City, New Jersey is set to get crazy loud this New Years Eve, as the sensational Tiesto has just signed on to headline ringing in the New Year. Over 5,500 of Tiesto’s biggest fans will have the opportunity to celebrate with the superstar this December, who has helped propel the EDM movement around the globe, working with artists such as Kanye West, Katy Perry, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Coldplay. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 12th.
The announcement comes after the disappointment of having to cancel the September and October shows of his “Club Life College Invasion Tour” due to a back injury. Shows have since then been rescheduled, but the DJs Revel NYE set promises to be even hotter, so make sure to check it out!
Ellie Goulding has has a heck of a couple years. Since just 2010, Goulding has toured with Katy Perry, appeared on Saturday Night Live, had her smash hit single “Lights” go platinum, sang for Will & Kate at the royal wedding dinner, and found love as the all-mighty Skrillex’s main squeeze. Her wild ride isn’t over yet, though, as the blonde beauty is now officially set to host the world’s first ever digital album signing!
The “signing,” put together by Google+ and Universal, will take place on Monday at 3 p.m. and feature a live chat with Goulding to help promote her newest album, “Halcyon.” Participants in the Hangout are required to preregister, which includes a screening by Google to make sure that Goulding has been added to their Google+ circle. After the album has been signed, it will be posted directly to the fans page.
So we’re dying to know, who here will be attending the signing?
Dubstep superstar Skrillex is set to hit the stage for thousands of EDM lovers everywhere this weekend at the 2012 Virgin Mobile Freefest. The concert, being held in Columbia, MD, is making sure to cover countless musical genres, with the EDM stage hosting Skrillex, Zedd, Nervo, and Above & Beyond, while the Pavillion stage being the performance space for rock legends such as Jack White and ZZ Top.
The best part about FreeFest? That it lives up to its name, and is completely free. The concert has been annually held as a way to raise attention and awareness for the growing homeless population, and has succeeded in raising thousands of dollars, all of which go to charity. The organizers only request a $10 donation to the new “RE*Generation House,” which is a new youth homeless shelter in Washington, D.C.
Sounds MORE than reasonable to us…we’ll be there with bells on! Who else is going?
It’s no secret that Little Monsters all over the globe have been anxiously awaiting Lady Gaga’s massive upcoming tour, but could Gaga have snagged herself some EDM lovers as well? That’s sure what it looks like, with EDM phenomenons Zedd, Lady Starlight, and Madeon set to open for Gaga’s “Born This Way Ball,” set to hit 25 cities starting January 11th, 2013. That being said, we have to ask: are you guys going to check out Mother Monster’s show?
…Aaand queue the backlash! Rock superstars Muse have taken a page out of EDM’s book and gone dubstep for their new album, and fans of both genres are torn what to think. The album, titled, “The 2nd Law,” was released yesterday, and has received mixed reviews from both EDM and Muse fans alike.
Lead singer Matt Bellamy stands by his decision to try a new sound, explaining that after seeing artists like Skrillex and Nero in concert, he felt a surge of inspiration, and liked the idea of a challenge. “I recently saw Nero in concert and that made a big impression on me. We didn’t want to do pure dubstep because we didn’t want to be in competition with artists who do it much better than us. But it gave us a challenge to incorporate certain elements. It was exciting creating a track that style but in a more organic way with live instruments.”
You can check out the newest single from the album, “Madness” here, and let us know what you think! Do you think that Muse might be on to something, or should they just stick with what they know best?