This morning, news came that Calvin Harris will be releasing his ninth single off the album 18 Months. That single? It’s “Thinking About You” featuring Radikal’s own Ayah Marar! “Thinking About You” is also the closing track off 18 Months, and what better time than now to release it with Ayah Marar’s debut album The Real on the horizon for a summer release this July.
While you wait for The Real, have a listen to Ayah’s latest single “Lethal Dose” by clicking on the artwork below. You can also have a listen to the Calvin Harris track, “Thinking About You” below also. Read more…
Ayah Marar’s “Lethal Dose” video is already getting shouted by some heavy hitters on the social networks. This includes one of her collaborators, the ever popular Calvin Harris. In a recent tweet, Calvin posted the video clip which is sure to garner a lot of attention.
It’s every EDM fanatic’s absolute fantasy and worst nightmare combined: who to see this New Year’s Eve?! In the NYE party capital, New York City, Afrojack, Dada Life, Armin van Buuren, Pretty Lights, and many more tearing it up, while the west coast is set to be rocked by an insane lineup of DJs playing the “White Wonderland Festival.” The EDM Gods haven’t forgotten about Miami, which will be entertained by Kaskade, Calvin Harris, Nervo, Alesso, Tiesto, and Steve Angello, along with Detroit being rocked by Skrillex and Dog Blood. So let us know: which one of these amazing shows will YOU be attending?!
Superstar DJ Calvin Harris is never one to follow the trends of others, and it certainly shows in his new video for “Drinking From The Bottle,” that explores the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, where drugs, prostitution, and violence run rampant. On top of showing the shocking truth behind the glitz and glamor of Hollywood, the video stars none other than the Devil himself, who, in between setting people on fire, smoking marijuana, and drunk driving, is galavanting around tinseltown with strippers and the homeless. No doubt that this fact alone will stir up quite a bit of controversy, but in our humble opinion, it is a refreshing wake-up call from other popular music videos, even if it does push limits. Check it out above, and let us know what you think!
It has been said by many that 2012 was the year that EDM truly took over and went mainstream, and Forbes annual “30 Under 30″ list certainly drove that point home. Grammy nominees and winners Skrillex, Calvin Harris, and Avicii have all managed to make the list this year, which is considered a collection of “young disruptors, innovators, and entrepreneurs…impatient to change the world.” The EDM heavyweights newest honors put them in the same ranking as the likes of pop superstars Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, One Direction, Bruno Mars, and Ke$ha, along with R&B/rap/hip-hop moguls Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, and Frank Ocean. Only time will tell where these talented artists will go, but we have no doubt that they will all be in the spotlight and changing the world for a long time to come. You can check out the full list of musicians along with other top lists here.
This year has been loaded with awesome, tracks, remixes and epic releases of electronic dance music. We have talked about some awesome music throughout the year and we’ve randomly picked ten of our favorite songs from 2012. Trust us, there are so many other good ones out there!
In no particular order, our favorite electronic dance music from 2012!
Have you heard of Al Walser? No? If you have it’s probably because he’s been all over the music blogs since he was nominated for a Grammy. In fact we posted about him last week. Here is a little overview and update so far.
His song, “I Can’t Live Without You” was nominated for “Best Dance Music Recording” alongside artists like Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii and Calvin Harris. The world of music blogs is in a sort of shock and awe over this extremely random nomination.
Yahoo music refers to the song as “an effort that’s not quite Rebecca Black-level terrible, but pretty close in terms of, well, not exactly making the professional grade.” House.net stated, “Certainly, it is difficult to believe that Al Walser’s single was legitimately nominated for the award in question, particularly when one actually listens to it.”
It’s hard not to feel embarrassed for Al Walser because this song is so bad! So bad in fact, we have to share it with you, again!
Here is the additional information. Strangely enough, there is also a video on YouTube of Deadmau5’s Joel Zimmerman reacting to Al Walser’s nomination that was posted under the user name “Al Walser.” It’s hard to tell if Zimmerman is angry, sarcastic or actually doesn’t care at all. Check it out for yourself.
As they say, any publicity is good publicity, what do you think?
When this year’s “Best Dance Record” Grammy nominees were announced, nothing seemed too out of place at first. The contenders were all big-name stars such as Avicii, Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia, and Calvin Harris. All of them have countless fans, millions of YouTube hits, and hundreds of sold-out tours. So when the completely unknown (and, in our humble opinion, not good,) DJ Al Walser suddenly popped up on the ballot, more than a few eyebrows were raised.
The track in question, titled, “I Can’t Live Without You,” is a corny dance catastrophe that at the time of nomination, only had 20 views on YouTube, while Al Walser had less than 1,500 FaceBook fans. So just how does something like this happen? Nobody seems to know! It seems that no matter how impossible it may sound, Walser has actually managed to fix the Grammys. We’ll be bringing you additional details as soon as more information is released, until then, check out “I Can’t Live Without You,” if you dare.
International remix kings, Bombs Away, recently remixed a killer compilation for Ministry of Sound. Addicted to Bass 2012 debuted at #2 on Aria Compilation Chart. This collection of House, Bassline, Dubstep, Drum & Bass, and Electro bombs features hits from Calvin Harris, Example, Laidback Luke, Gemini, & more! You can watch the album preview below and also be sure to check out Bombs Away’s hit singles Super Soaker and Swagger!
Jay-Z’s own “Made In America” festival announced its first year lineup. Artists onboard include some top DJs like Skrillex, Afrojack, and Calvin Harris, and many more. Jay-Z himself will be Headlining as well as the legendary grunge rock band, Pearl Jam. Tickets are going on sale tomorrow, May 23rd, and passes are expected to cost around 100 bucks.
The “Made In America” Festival is set to rock philly on September 1st and 2nd.