Jessie Reyez on Music Industry Gatekeepers and the ‘Kiddo’ EP

Jessie Reyez is going to be a star. The singer and songwriter from Toronto killed it at our SXSW No Ceilings show, and in April she released her debut EP, Kiddo.

One of the most powerful songs on the EP is “Gatekeeper,” in which Jessie tells a true story about sexism and manipulation in the music industry. She released a music video, and an extended short film which shares what happened in painful detail. While Jessie was in New York, she broke down why it's so important to be vocal about problems like this and explained the message behind the Kiddo cover, too.

Watch the interview with Jessie above, and check out her brilliant “Shutter Island” live performance from Austin, TX, below.

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High School Quarterbacks Back Up Their Twitter Fingers In Texas

QB1the latest series on go90,  follows the journey of three teenage quarterbacks in their final season of high school. In episode three, Tate Martell—who will be attending Ohio State University—kicks-off his season against Cedar Hills, TX. Tate's high school Bishop Gorman was ranked No. 3 in the country at the time they took on Cedar Hills—the No. 5 team in the nation. As expected, Martell put his talent on full display, but gets in hot water for tweeting during the game. 

Tayvon Bowers, who will be attending Wake Forest University, has high expectations for his teammates and his senior season, even though they lost their opening game. He transferred from Susquehanna Township high school his sophomore year to Bishop McDevitt, but still keeps in touch with all of his old friends because football is family. Jake Fromm, the Georgia Bulldog commit showed his competitiveness off the field as a ping-pong game against his younger brother got heated, which is understandable for any sibling rivalry. 

Catch episode three of QB1 above, and watch every episode with go90 on Wednesdays. You can watch episode four of QB1 right here

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Insomniac and C3 Presents Release Single-Day Tickets and Lineup By Day for Middlelands 2017

In partnership with C3 Presents, Insomniac announced today that single-day tickets and the lineup by day for the inaugural Middlelands music and camping festival are now available. Inside the fantastical world of Middlelands, Headliners will experience five majestic stages, four days of camping in the forest, and three days of unrivaled music, fun and festivities across the enchanted Texas Renaissance Festival Fair Grounds. Single-day general admission passes start at $95 before fees, while VIP tickets begin at $185 before fees. Single-day passes can be purchased HERE and VIP passes can be purchased HERE, with layaway plans available until March 31.

Over 150 of the world’s top musicians will descend upon Todd Mission, TX this May to showcase their infectious beats and roaring riffs across five Medieval-themed stages. The Middlelands experience will begin on Friday, May 5 with mesmerizing sounds from chart-toppers like Major Lazer, Marshmello, NGHTMRE, Crystal Castles, and Phantogram. On Saturday, May 6, Lords and Ladies can continue to curate their schedule with heavy-hitters such as Alison Wonderland, Bassnectar, GRiZ, Seven Lions and What So Not, while the inaugural festival is set to culminate on Sunday, May 7 with groundbreaking performances from Kaskade, Galantis, Rae Sremmurd, Kristian Nairn (aka Hodor), and Zhu.

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Source: Insomniac and C3 Presents Release Single-Day Tickets and Lineup By Day for Middlelands 2017

Lost Frequencies Set To Join The Chainsmokers On Tour, Releases “All Or Nothing”

Belgian super talent, Lost Frequencies has been creating quite the stir in the dance music scene as of late, with platinum and double platinum singles for his tracks “Are You With Me” & “Reality.” Hosting his very own ‘Lost Frequencies & Friends’ stage at the world-renowned Tomorrowland festival in 2017, Lost Frequencies is a name that simply cannot escape the mind. Alongside the massive accolade of hosting his very own stage, Lost Frequencies will also be playing the mainstage at Tomorrowland this year.

The Belgian wunderkind steps back into the limelight upon the release of his latest single “All Or Nothing,” out now via Ultra Music. “All Or Nothing” maintains all the stylistic hallmarks that people have come to know and love Lost Frequencies for. Tropical house plucks, soft guitar notes and his signature deep house sound all accompanied Axel Ehnström’s catchy vocals. “All Or Nothing” is slated to appear on Lost Frequencies’ debut album LOST AND FOUND.

Stream “All Or Nothing” below and snag the track here!

After indulging fans with jaw-dropping live sets at the world’s biggest festivals including Tomorrowland, Coachella and Lollapalooza, Lost Frequencies is set to join The Chainsmokers during their forthcoming U.S. Memories arena tour, further solidifying himself as an international tastemaker.

Catch Lost Frequencies on tour:

Date City Venue
Thu 3/2 San Francisco, CA Audio
Fri 3/3 Seattle, WA Foundation Nightclub
Sat 3/4 San Diego, CA CRSSD Festival
Sun 3/5 Los Angeles, CA Wicked Paradise Pool Party (Mondrian Hotel)
Fri 3/10 Denver, CO Nativ Hotel
Sat 3/11 Austin, TX Kingdom
*Supporting The Chainsmokers
Fri 5/26 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion*
Fri 6/2 Boston, MA TD Garden*
Sun 6/4 Philadelphia, PA Liacouras Center*
Wed 6/7 Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center*
Sat 6/10 Queens, NY Forest Hills Stadium*

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Source: Lost Frequencies Set To Join The Chainsmokers On Tour, Releases “All Or Nothing”

The Floozies “Your Girlfriend Already Bought Tickets” Tour: Boston Stop

The Floozies embarked on a North American tour this month under the title “Your Girlfriend Already Bought Tickets.” Co-headlining alongside Cherub, The Floozies brought their infamous funk to The House of Blues in Boston last night. I was lucky enough to catch their set which, as always, left me stunned with amazement.

As I walked into the venue, I immediately realized that, indeed, your girlfriend most likely has already bought tickets for the show. I saw hundreds of couples on the dance floor, all of whom were waiting in anticipation for the funk to be delivered. I looked up from the crowd and saw that there were massive trusses littering the stage, adorned with lasers and light fixtures that made me giddy.

As the house lights dimmed for The Floozies’ set, a swarm of people rushed to the front, packing the dance floor without an inch of space to spare. All eyes were on the stage, when suddenly the crowd burst into cheers as the brothers took their respective spots. They were polite and asked how we were doing that night, to which the crowd responded with expected screams and shouts. Without any further hesitation, the duo jumped right into the funk.

Every time I go to a Floozies show, I am always taken aback by the musicianship the duo brings to their craft. Between ripping guitar solos and shredding drums, funk is always created to the wubs of filtered synths and danceable grooves. Their unique blend of live instrumentation and electronic elements keeps me engaged throughout the entire show. While the backing track might be the same, you won’t ever hear the same guitar lick here or the same drum fill there in other sets.

As the night went on, The Floozies began to play a good chunk of unreleased material. As these marvelous new tracks unfolded before the audience, so did the astonishing laser shows in the background. I couldn’t take my eyes off them as they danced around the venue atop the trusses.

The #Floozies are on fuego! Those #lasers too tho @chlo_lion

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It’s safe to say that I will go to every upcoming Floozies show that I can. There are quite a few more stops on their tour, so if your girlfriend hasn’t already bought you tickets, you should definitely snag some while you still can.

Upcoming tour dates:

SAT FEB 18 The Fillmore

Philadelphia, PA

w/ Big Gigantic and Cherub

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SUN FEB 19 PlayStation Theater

New York, NY

w/ Cherub and Probcause

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TUE FEB 21 Higher Ground

South Burlington, VT

w/ Cherub and Freddy Todd

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THU FEB 23 Soundstage

Baltimore, MD

w/ Cherub and Freddy Todd

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FRI FEB 24 The Fillmore

Charlotte, NC

w/ Cherub and Freddy Todd

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SAT FEB 25 The Ritz

Raleigh, NC

w/ Cherub and Freddy Todd

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SUN FEB 26 The Orange Peel

Asheville, NC

w/ Cherub and Freddy Todd

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TUE FEB 28 Music Farm

Charleston, SC

w/ Cherub and Freddy Todd

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WED MAR 1 Music Farm

Charleston, SC

w/ Cherub and Freddy Todd

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THU MAR 2 Georgia Theatre

Athens, GA

w/ Cherub and Freddy Todd

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FRI MAR 3 Georgia Theatre

Athens, GA

w/ Cherub and Freddy Todd

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SAT MAR 4 Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival

Okeechobee, FL

BUY TICKETS
SAT MAR 11 Buku Music + Art Project

New Orleans, LA

BUY TICKETS
FRI MAR 17 Fox Theater

Oakland, CA

w/ Lettuce

BUY TICKETS
SAT APR 1 Fool’s Paradise @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre

St. Augustine, FL

BUY TICKETS
SAT APR 8 Euphoria Music Festival

Austin, TX

BUY TICKETS
THU JUN 15 SUN JUN 18 Sonic Bloom

Spanish Peaks Country, CO

BUY TICKETS
THU JUN 22 SUN JUN 25 Electric Forest Festival

Rothbury, MI

BUY TICKETS
THU JUN 29 SUN JUL 2 Electric Forest Festival

Rothbury, MI

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Source: The Floozies “Your Girlfriend Already Bought Tickets” Tour: Boston Stop

Darren Styles & Gammer – Feel Like This [Monstercat]

Just a month after his Monstercat debut, Darren Styles is back on the label once again with some new heat. This time, however, Styles is coming full force with much more than a simple remix.

“Feel Like This” is Darren Styles’ newest collaboration with hardcore mastermind Gammer, an artist most fans would have never expected to see on the label, given his distinct style of music that has lived through decades in the underground. While Gammer’s long time fans might be slightly disappointed with this release, “Feel Like This” should serve as a huge step for Monstercat and its community.

Though “Feel Like This” almost entirely abandons the alternative style found in Gammer and Styles’ previous collaborations, it’s definitely evident that the two producers had a heap of fun making what is arguably the most lighthearted song of their careers. Simply said, “Feel Like This” is nothing but pure happiness.

In addition, Styles and Gammer have recently announced a six-date B2B tour to support this new single. Check out the dates and listen to “Feel Like This” below:

Support on all platforms: Monstercat.lnk.to/FeelLikeThis

3.16 – TBA, AZ
3.17 – San Francisco, CA
3.18 – Los Angeles, CA
3.23 – Houston, TX
3.24 – Dallas, TX
3.25 – New York City, NY

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Source: Darren Styles & Gammer – Feel Like This [Monstercat]

Your EDM Premiere: Keys N Krates x KRANE – Right Here

A match that we never knew we wanted was made earlier today, when live electronic band Keys N Krates and rising underground legend KRANE teamed up to release a collaborative single, “Right Here.” Coming as a fluid blend of the two acts’ iconic styles, the song expertly combines KNK’s minimal, hard-hitting arrangement with KRANE’s sound design and songwriting prowess. The result is a track that’s already primed to hit the stages during the upcoming festival season.

When asked about the start of their relationship with KRANE, Keys N Krates said they became fans from the moment they heard his late 2015 original, “Movin.”

“When we first heard KRANE’s tune ‘Movin’ we knew he was special and we immediately became fans.  We got in contact with him, and just sort of just built and it became natural for us to work on something together eventually.  We sent him this dark RnB driven type idea that he put he then put his spin on and it started really becoming a cool blend of our sounds.”

For KRANE, the experience of working with several of his early inspirations was something to be extremely proud of.

“I remember when I started producing watching vids on Youtube of these dudes rehearsing. Been a long time fan of KnK and what they represent in electronic music, so having come all this way and made a tune with them is really something I’m extremely proud of.”

The song begins with a swell of warm synth above distant percussive strikes and a pulsating ripple, quickly rising towards the vocals as they occupy the spotlight. A gradual series kick drums and claps pairs with the climbing energy towards the drop, until an explosion of powerful future bass waves and signature, high-pitched vocal chops take over the space. Sharp snare hits and a rumbling bass transform the vibe into a riot full of cascading melodies and thick sonic textures.

Listen to “Right Here” below, and check further down for a download and the two acts’ touring schedules!

Click here to purchase your copy via iTunes!

KRANE:

2/10 – Webster Hall – New York, NY

2/17 – Wobbleland – San Jose, CA

3/3 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB

3/4 – Exchange – Los Angeles, CA

3/24 – Sky – Salt Lake City, UT

3/25 – Stereo Live – Dallas, TX

Keys N Krates:

Feb 03 – Webster Hall (DJ SET) – New York, NY

Feb 11 – CRUSH – Dallas, TX

Feb 17 – Echostage – Washington, DC

Feb 24 – Create Nightclub (DJ SET) – Los Angeles, CA

Feb 25 – Bassmnt (DJ SET) – San Diego, CA

Mar 03 – BETA Nightclub (DJ SET) – San Diego, CA

Apr 08– Phoenix Lights Festival – Phoenix, AZ

May 05 – Middlelands Festival – Todd Mission, TX

May 26 – Elements Festival – North East, PA

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Source: Your EDM Premiere: Keys N Krates x KRANE – Right Here

The Deep House Sensation Known As, ‘EDX’ Introduces his, ‘Progression Of Sound’ Tour

EDX The Progression Of Sound Tour - Your EDM

Known for his melodically driven House music, no one second guesses the fact that EDX is taking his masterpieces on the road for ” The Progression Of Sound” tour. The Switzerland based producer that has had the majority of his claim to fame success by perfecting the Deep House genre, that has taken the scene by storm, including hits like “Cool You Off” and “Breathin“, is set to hit cities coast-to-coast from New York to California. Have a listen to some of EDX’s finest and peep the statewide take over tour that is about to sweep the United States below.

EDX Progression of Sound U.S. Takeover Tour Dates

10.30.14 Ernst & Young Center – Ottawa, ON
10.31.14 Lift – Buffalo, NY
11.01.14 Freaknight – Seattle, WA
11.01.14 Foundation – Seattle WA
11.07.14 The Falls – San Antonio, TX
11.08.14 LIFE – Las Vegas, NV
11.13.14 LAVO NY – New York, NY
11.14.14 Studio Paris – Chicago, IL
11.15.14 Kingdom Nightclub – Austin, TX
11.21.14 Sway – Columbus, OH
11.22.14 Mynt – Cincinnati, OH
11.23.14 Mynt – Novi, MI
12.11.14 SUTRA – Costa Mesa, CA
12.12.14 Vessel – San Francisco, CA
12.13.14 Bassmnt – San Diego, CA
12.20.14 LiFE – Las Vegas, NV

Your tickets: The Progression Of Sound

Tour teaser video:

-Chris W-

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Source: The Deep House Sensation Known As, ‘EDX’ Introduces his, ‘Progression Of Sound’ Tour

[GIVEAWAY] Win a Meet & Greet with Pegboard Nerds and a Pair of Sol Republic Headphones

SOL_Giveaway[final]We here at Your EDM are thrilled to announce that we’ve teamed up with Pegboard Nerds and Monstercat to give you the opportunity to meet The Nerds on their upcoming North American Uncaged Tour!

But wait, there’s more: not only will you get to meet the dynamic duo themselves, but you’ll receive a pair of Sol Republic headphones as well!

For those of you who don’t know, every stop of this tour was made possible by all the fans who voted to bring The Nerds to their respective cities, so we thought this would be an awesome way to give back to the people who made all of this possible in the first place.

Enter below for your chance to win, good luck!

LIST OF ELIGIBLE UNCAGED TOUR DATES

9/4 – Minneapolis, MN
9/05 – Pontiac, MI
9/06 – Oklahoma City, OK
9/12 – Los Angeles, CA
9/13 – Miami, FL
9/18 – San Francisco, CA
9/19 – Denver, CO
9/20 – Charlotte, NC
9/26 – Tampa, FL
9/27 – Orlando, FL
9/28 – Atlanta, GA
10/02 – New Orleans, LA
10/03 – Toronto, ON
10/04 – Montreal, QC
10/10 – Dallas, TX
10/11 – Houston, TX
10/17 – Murfreesboro, TN
10/18 – Richmond, VA
10/24 – Ottawa, ON
10/25 – Akron, OH
11/01 – Chicago, IL
11/06 – Boston, MA
11/07- Newport, KY

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW: pegboardnerds.com

P.S. Make sure you check out this devastating trap tune Pegboard Nerds released on Monstercat last week as a FREE DOWNLOAD!

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Source: [GIVEAWAY] Win a Meet & Greet with Pegboard Nerds and a Pair of Sol Republic Headphones

Avicii Announces American Tour Dates

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Avicii is taking a tour across the United States this April to promote his album TRUE, released last September. His first stop will be in Boston, and he will be hitting cities such as Houston, Washington D.C., and even Phoenix for those in the west coast. The album TRUE includes singles such as ‘Wake Me Up’ and ‘Hey Brother’ and also features collaborations with artists such as Imagine Dragons and Adam Lambert. Tickets go on sale January 31st at 12pm with a list of dates and location here:


Avicii 2014 tour dates

April 10 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
April 12 – Washington D.C. @ Jiffy Lube Live
May 8 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
May 11 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
May 15 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
May 17 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
June 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center