Trending Topics: DJ Carnage on Donald Glover, Young Thug, and Game of Thrones

DJ Carnage is a name equally respected in dance and hip-hop circles. He's an established name on the live festival circuit, even starting his own, RARE, in Orlando. That's where he met Young Thug, and the two linked up for an EP that's coming soon. Carnage's other upcoming collaborations are no less impressive—Lil YachtyMigos, and Meek Mill are among those who have recently blessed a Carnage beat, and the results are massive. 

Those tracks are on the way, but when DJ Carnage stopped by the offices, we wanted to talk about the here and now. For the latest episode of Trending Topics, we asked the artist about that Thug EP, the many talents of Donald Glover, and what it takes to enjoy a festival the right way. Watch Carnage's Trending Topics above, and check out last week's cut with Ryan Hemsworth below. 

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Trending Topics: Ryan Hemsworth on Katy Perry, Travis Scott, and Male Rompers

We love Ryan Hemsworth. The Canadian producer and mastermind behind the Secret Songs label is always dropping new music, whether it's his own beats or production for vocalists, and his latest move was an exclusive packed mix for Episode 43 of OVO Sound Radio.

Ryan's gearing up for a big year, and he stopped by for another edition of Trending Topics, giving his take on Katy Perry, Travis Scott, the great male romper debate of 2017, Chris Cornell, and our previous guest, Rich Chigga. Watch Ryan Hemsworth's Trending Topics above.

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Second Phase Of Movement Detroit Lineup Announced

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Memorial Day weekend is expected to bring a crowd of over 100,000 people to the city of Detroit. Not so that they can come together to commemorate fallen war heroes, but so they can come together to get down and dance to some of the biggest names in EDM. After announcing phase 1 of the lineup back in December 2013, Movement Detroit has finally released its second phase to the public. With phase 1 including artists such as Carl Cox, Pete Tong and Richie Hawtin, phase 2 is jam packed full of great artists guaranteed to appease this years festival attendees. Phase 2 includes names such as Boys Noize, Flosstradamus, Baauer and Just Blaze just to name a few (for a full list look below). Movement is Detroit’s longest running electronic music festival. Like last year, it will be held in Detroit’s Hart Plaza. You can obtain ticket information by clicking here

Full Phase 2 Lineup: Adriatique, Andrés, Baauer, Bicep, Bonobo (DJ Set), Boys Noize, Claude VonStroke, Daniel Avery (live), Dantiez Saunderson, DBX (live), DJ Godfather b2b DJ Zebo; feat. MC Flipside, DJ Snake, Ed Rush & Optical, Flosstradamus, Function (live), Golf Clap, Green Velvet, Jamie xx, Jacques Greene (live), Jimmy Edgar, John Digweed, Julio Bashmore, Just Blaze, Kevin Reynolds (live), Kevin Saunderson, Kode9, Konkrete Jungle Detroit, Maceo Plex, Malik Alston (live), Marco Carola, Martin Buttrich (live), Michael Mayer, Moon Boots, Move D, Niko Marks (live), Orphx (live), Oscar Mulero, Perseus, RiFF RAFF, Robert Hood (live), Ryan Hemsworth, Tiga, tINI, Tourist (live), Voices from the Lake (live)

And incased you missed it… Full Phase 1 Lineup: Action Bronson, Adam X – live, Altstadt Echo, Anthony “Shake” Shakir, Black Asteroid (live), BMG, Brian Sanhaji (live), Carl Cox, Carl Craig, Chris Liebing, Damian Lazarus, Delano Smith, Dixon, DJ 3000, DJ Hyperactive, DJ Minx, DJ Psycho, DJ Sneak, Donor, DTM 2×4 DJ Seoul & T. Linder, Dustin Zahn, Eddie Fowlkes, Escort (live), Jamie Jones, Jeff Mills, Justin Martin, Keith Kemp, Kenny Larkin, Loco Dice, Los Hermanos (live), Luis Flores, Marques Wyatt, Metro Area (live), Miguel Migs, Mike Huckaby, Monoloc, Octave One (live), Pete Tong, Project 313 (live), Raíz, Richie Hawtin, Sean Deason, Simian Mobile Disco, Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale, Stacey Pullen, Tale of Us, Terrence Dixon, The Martinez Brothers, Zeitgeber (Speedy J & Lucy)

For more information go on Movement Detroit’s Official Website

These Are The EDM Artists Nominated For The Juno Awards 2014

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The Juno Awards is the award show presented annually to Canadian musical artists and bands to acknowledge their talent and achievements in all aspects of music. The winners are chosen by a panel of experts or the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Here’s the list of EDM artists who received a nod for this year’s Juno Awards.

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • A Tribe Called Red
  • Autumn Hill
  • Born Ruffians
  • Courage My Love
  • July Talk

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • “This is What it Feels Like” –  Armin van Buuren & Trevor Guthrie
  • “>album title goes here<” – deadmau5
  • “Tsunami” – DVBBS & Borgeous
  • “Locked Down” – Jacynthe
  • “Heartbreaker” – Mia Martina

ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • “Nation II Nation” – A Tribe Called Red
  • “Untogether” – Blue Hawaii
  • “New Kanada” – Graze
  • “Third Culture” – Noah Pred
  • “Guilt Trips” – Ryan Hemsworth

Make sure to tune in on March 30th to watch the Juno Awards live.

 

[Source: EDM Canada]

 

Get Familiar: Rook Milo

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Canadian producer Rook Milo is someone who needs to be on your radar if your into heavy bass incorporated electronic music with hints of chill-wave, post trap, R&B and hip-hop. After gaining respect from well known producers like fellow Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth and HW&W Recordings artist Ta-ku, the Vancouver native is clearly doing something right with his production style. He has released a handful of ill remixes but his originals are his true strong point in my opinion. Enough talking Rook Milo up, listen to some of his recently released music below for yourself and get familiar with this up and comer, because by the end of this year he will blow up. I’ve had the opportunity of listening to some of his forthcoming, unreleased work and all I can say is this dude has big moves on his horizon. Don’t sleep on him.

Holy Ship!!! Review from the High Seas

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Did that just happen? Even after being off Holy Ship!!! for a couple days my brain has still yet to comprehend exactly what just took place during those three days aboard the MSC Divina. Holy Ship is less a music festival and much more a bonding experience, bringing together a group of four thousand people into one collective family known as ‘ShipFam’.

I honestly must say that term is used for a reason. Holy Ship!!! makes you feel part of something bigger and those positive vibes are tangible from just about anyone you meet on board. I must admit I’m a social creature, but even I was overwhelmed with the amount of friendliness from everyone including the artists. Speaking with artists such as Griz and TJR took little effort as they were excited to be part of the spectacle as much as the shippers.

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Mainstage

 

The Festival kicked off with Diplo, who set the tone by creating a formula that would be replicated many times, masterfully mixing upbeat and dancey tunes. His first track was appropriately ‘Sail Away’ and that’s exactly what happened to both mind and spirit over three days. The highlight of that first night took place in the Ship’s Theater.  After Zedd played a killer set the surprise guest was announced and that happened to be Tiesto; which lead to A-Track, along with Skrillex, Zedd and other artists dancing wildly and even forming a conga line behind them. That night I stayed up until 4:50 AM to catch a late night set with Gina Turner B2B Laidback Luke and was not disappointed. Their deep house beats in the ships Galaxy Disco kept the party going strong until 6 in the morning.

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Zedd in the Pantheon Theater

 

Rest is not really a priority on Holy Ship!!! as it was imperative for me to be up for the first Private Island Party. Disclosure had the set of the day with the highlight being a deep house version of ‘White Noise’ that truly pleased the ears.  That night the spotlight was again on the Theater where bass flowed with pumping sets by Baauer and Flosstradamus. The next to play was Dillion Francis, and as covered in an earlier story, he hit a snag. Yet, the party did not die as a group of artists including Flosstradamus and Crookers bonded together to save the night.

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Baauer in the Pantheon Theater

Again, sleep was not be had as the second private island party started off strong with an 11 AM set by Ryan Hemsworth. This was followed by some serious scratching by A-Track, a rebounding set from Dillion francis, and a 2 hour set by Skrillex. Pharrel Willaims joined the party and played his popular hits on the beach to end the last day. The final night was a constant flow of bass, a serious rap party with RL Grime and Bauuer, and an exclusive Tiesto deep house set in the Disco. I highly recommend going to Holy Ship!!! Currently I’m super sick and I deserve no sympathy from anyone, but going all out was well worth it.

Power Players: Producers to Watch in 2014

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After all the epic anthems, mischief and mishaps – from intoxicating trance to the heartbeat altering bass, there have been some truly amazing tracks out this year. Of course, we will always expect great things from the ‘greats’ like Tiesto, Kaskade, and Deadmau5. Every year though, a brand new flock of producers break through to public awareness, earn themselves a spot on the mainstage at festivals across the globe.

Trying to predict who those breakthroughs will be is rough – it’s some crazy combination of skill, talent, hardwork, great management, personality, dedication, and luck. An absurd amount of luck. But also – love. Crazy love from fans that to push them, crazy love for the music. And they put out sick tracks, sometimes outdoing their more famous peers. They’ve got raw talent, ambition, and guts. They have fans. 2014 will be theirs.

1) Gemini
2) Ryan Hemsworth
3) FTampa
4) Victor Niglio
4) Kryder
5) Clark Kent
6) Mercer
7) Samual James
8) Skrux
9) Tourist
10) MartyParty