Your EDM Month In Music – February 2017

And we’re back with the month’s latest recap of the biggest releases in the dance music world. In this iteration of our Month In Music recap, we saw huge releases from the likes of Calvin Harris, Flume, Kygo and The Chainsmokers.

The final (full) week of the month saw a flurry of hits from the dance/pop superstars. Calvin Harris released “Slide,” a hot crossover collaboration with the current music industry’s A-list talent featuring the likes of Migos and Frank Ocean on vocals for a soothing ride-along track. Eternal hitmakers Coldplay teamed up with arguably the biggest name in dance music at the moment The Chainsmokers for “Something Just Like This” receiving immediate praise from a plethora of fans and ‘this sounds like Roses 2.o’ comments from the tracks detractors. Kygo teamed up with Selena Gomez for “It Ain’t Me” a song you would hear everywhere in the US if it weren’t for the cold weather the vast majority of the country is victim to right now.

Australian super-talent, Flume released his second companion EP to his sophomore album Skin with 4 unique singles including “Depth Charge” which made the cut. Cashmere Cat also dropped another single “Love Incredible” with Camila Cabello off of his upcoming album Wild Love.

Some of the months standout singles this February came from the likes of Tchami, Malaa, REZZ & K?d, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, WRLD & SMLE, Loud Luxury, and Arty.

French future house master Tchami rang in the new year with his first single of 2017 “Adieu” a soothing deep house track with tropical inspired vibes. Malaa, alongside the support of names like Tchami & DJ Snake, rang in the new year with his first track of 2017, “Bylina” in his typical fashion showing off his signature G house sound.

Our ears were graced with one of the most hyped tracks during the beginning of the year coming from meteoric riser K?d and mau5trap queen REZZ for the eerie hard-hitting single “Fourth Impact.”

We saw the release of Axwell^Ingrosso’s next single with rapper Kid Ink “I Love You” making you think back to the good old nostalgia inducing days whenever you see those two names on a track.

In conjunction with their new Stranded Tour WRLD & SMLE just released “Stranded” a playful ethereal tune with chiptune and crunchy electro vibes accompanied by catchy vocals.

Canadian powerhouse Loud Luxury released “Something To Say” a deep house club banger with Ryan Shepherd first premiered on Tiësto’s AFTR:HRS debut compilation album.

Near the end of the month we also saw Arty release “Falling Down” with pop vocalist Maty Noyes who has done work with The Weeknd & Kygo.


This month’s standout remixes came from the likes of: Major Lazer, Grey, Kill The and Noise.

Major Lazer remixed Ed Sheeran’s number one single “Shape Of You” with vocalists: N’yla & Kranium for added dancehall vibes.

Zedd’s protege Grey gave their go at Mike Posner’s “In the Arms Of A Stranger” giving it their usual poppy LFO-heavy flair.

Kill The Noise remixed Zomboy’s “Like A Bitch” actually adding in the word “bitch” during the song and giving probaly the most played out dubstep tune of 2016 a new vibe.


There’s a whole lot more to digest, so be sure to find yourself some free time (one hour and forty-five minutes to be precise), kick back, and relax to our brand new Month In Music playlist!

Stream the Your EDM – Month In Music playlist for the month of February below.

 

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Source: Your EDM Month In Music – February 2017

Check Out The Nominees For The 2017 Remix Awards

The second annual Remix Awards are about to be held once again during Miami Music Week, celebrating the leading talents in music production. Winners will be determined by both the amount of North American radio airplay received, and the quality of audio production in the recording.

The nominees and categories for the 2017 Remix Awards are as follows, but in foreword, we’re a little surprised not to see Illenium on here.

Remix of the Year – Radio Airplay

Mike Posner, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” (Seeb)
Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself” (Kue)
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling” (Fenix)
Kiiara, “Gold” (Achtabahn)
Alessia Cara, “Here” (Cosmic Dawn)

Remix of the Year – Production

Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out” (Dave Winnel)
Alessia Cara, “Here” (Kue)
DNCE, “Cake By The Ocean” (Kue)
Justin Bieber, “Sorry” (Wide Awake)
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens” (LODATO & Joseph Duveen)

Remix Producer of the Year

SeeB
Danny Dove
Country Club Martini Crew
The Scene Kings (*Winner 2016 “Best Bootleg”)
Kue
LODATO

Best Bootleg

Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens” (LODATO & Joseph Duveen)
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling” (Fenix)
Gnash, “I Hate U, I Love U” (PBH & Jack Shizzle)
Jon Bellion, “All Time Low” (Cash Cash)
Lukas Graham, “7 Years” (Night Moves)

Best Extended Edit

The Chainsmokers, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Zhu, Skrillex & They, “Working For It”
Skrillex & Rick Ross, “Purple Lamborghini”
Major Lazor ft Justin Bieber & MO, “Cold Water”
Calvin Harris, “How Deep Is Your Love”

Best Rap Remix

Desiigner, “Panda” (Afrojack)
Big Baby D.R.A.M. ft Lil Yachty, “Broccoli” (Herobust)
Kanye West, “Fade” (Freejak)
Travis Scott, “Antidote” (Lookas)
Kent Jones, “Don’t Mind” (DJ Noiz)

Best Trap Remix

Travis Scott, “Antidote” (Lookas)
Desiigner, “Panda” (Afrojack)
Zara Larsson & MNEK, “Never Forget You” (Pyrodox)
Anne-Marie, “Alarm” (Marshmello)
Twenty One Pilots, “Ride” (Jaydon Lewis)
The Chainsmokers ft Halsey, “Closer” (T-Mass)
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens” (LODATO & Joseph Duveen)

Best Use of Vocal

Kiiara, “Gold” (Achtabahn)
Mike Posner, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” (Jason Risk)
Lukas Graham, “7 Years” (Night Moves)
Anne-Marie, “Alarm” (Marshmello)
G-Eazy ft Bebe Rexha, “Me, Myself & I” (Oliver Heldens)
Justin Bieber, “Sorry” (Wide Awake)
Rihanna, “Love On The Brain” (Don Diablo)
Calvin Harris ft Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For” (Dillon Francis)

Best Banger

DNCE, “Cake By The Ocean” (Kue)
Calvin Harris ft Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For” (R3hab & Henry Fong)
Twenty One Pilots, “Ride” (Steve Smooth & Tony Arzadon)
Desiigner, “Panda” (Afrojack)
Major Lazer ft Justin Bieber & MO, “Cold Water” (Dark Intensity)
The Chainsmokers ft Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down” (Zomboy)
Sia ft Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills” (John J-C Carr)

Best Rise/Drop

Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out” (Dave Winnel)
Twenty One Pilots, “Ride” (Steve Smooth & Tony Arzadon)
Major Lazer ft Justin Bieber & MO, “Cold Water” (Dark Intensity)
The Chainsmokers ft Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down” (Zomboy)
Rae Sremmurd ft Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles” (MAKJ)
Sia ft Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills” (John J-C Carr)
Ariana Grande, “Into You” (Steven Redant)
Daya, “Hideaway” (Randy Taylor-Weber, Lenny Ruckus & DJ Fierce)

Best Down Tempo Turned Up

Ariana Grande ft Nicki Minaj, “Side To Side” (High-Rizers)
The Chainsmokers ft Halsey, “Closer” (Kahikko & Jespr)
Twenty One Pilots, “Ride” (Steve Smooth & Tony Arzadon)
X Ambassadors, “Unsteady” (LODATO & Joseph Duveen)
Rihanna, “Love On The Brain” (Don Diablo)
Jon Bellion, “All Time Low” (Cash Cash)

Best Remix Collaboration

Major Lazer ft Justin Bieber & MO, “Cold Water” (The Scene Kings, DJ Scene & Diggz)
The Chainsmokers ft Halsey, “Closer” (Danny Dove & Nathan C)
DJ Snake ft Justin Bieber, “Let Me Love You” (Danny Dove & Offset)
Twenty One Pilots, “Ride” (Steve Smooth & Tony Arzadon)
Drake ft Whisked & Kyla, “One Dance” (White & Da Pierre)

Best Mixshow DJ

Bodega Brad – RT30 (New York) (*Winner 2016)
Riddler – CBS
Jay Dabhi – AMP (New York)
Marc Stout – B96 (Chicago)
Jay Mac – MRL
DJ Drew – Kiis FM (Los Angeles)
DJ Tyco – RT30 (Canada)
Mr. Mig & Gino Caporale – RT30 (Philadelphia)
Tony Gia – RT30 (New Jersey)

Photo: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images

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Source: Check Out The Nominees For The 2017 Remix Awards

Your EDM Premiere: Mike Posner – Arms Of A Stranger (Grey Remix)

Grey told fans that they were putting out a bunch of remixes this week, and they’re not kidding. After just putting out an official remix for Lukas Graham yesterday, they’re back with another one from Mike Posner, taking on his track “Arms Of A Stranger.”

As can be evidenced by their most recent tracks, Grey are definitely taking a more pop-centric approach to their music. However, they’re doing it in a way that seems fresh and stays away from popular tropes. In that sense, they’re hanging onto their own identity and making sure not to get swept away in the constant tide of basic pop songs that could have been made by anyone.

Posner vocals, to be sure, are something worth working with. “Arms Of A Stranger” in particular offers many different avenues for producers to take advantage of, and Grey seems to have maximized output while keeping quality a top priority.

You can listen to their remix below.

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Source: Your EDM Premiere: Mike Posner – Arms Of A Stranger (Grey Remix)

Mike Posner Uploads All Acapellas From “At Night, Alone.” For Free

Early this month, Mike Posner took to his Soundcloud account to upload an incredible amount of fresh, crisp acapellas from his 2016 album Alone, At Night. Coming just under a year after his Billboard charting work was released, including the song that put him on the map “I Took A Pill In Ibiza,” the American singer has decided it’s time for his fans to try their hand at remixing.

Complete with 10 acapellas taken from his album, the entire collection is free to download. As Posner said himself in the upload’s description, he wants his listeners to “have fun” with some of their favorite tracks.

“Okay all u crazy producers 😊….here are all the acapella files to my last album….have fun ✌🏻

“All tracks are downloadable for free. Hover over the track you want to download, click the 3 dots, click download. Boom.”

Check below for each of the Mike Posner acapellas, and get cracking on your next remix!

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Source: Mike Posner Uploads All Acapellas From “At Night, Alone.” For Free