Zedd Is Most Nominated Electronic Act For The Grammys
Over the years, Zedd has no doubt grown to become of the biggest names in the global music industry, constantly delivering chart-topping music and proving time and time again his versatility in the studio and behind the decks when performing live around the globe. The Grammy Award nominations for 2019 are officially out now, seeing some truly memorable productions in with a shot of winning the acclaimed prize.
The nominations saw Zedd rise to the top yet again thanks to his hit single ‘The Middle’ in collaboration with Maren Morris. The track which has accumulated over 65 million views on YouTube and even more streams on Spotify and Apple Music. ‘The Middle’ was actually premiered in an epic live performance at the 2018 Grammy Awards, with many fans hoping to see some more music from the German DJ and producer coming soon.
Other electronic dance music acts which have been nominated include Above & Beyond for “Norther Soul” feat. Richard Bedford, Disclosure for their hit release “Ultimatum” feat. Fatoumata Diawara, Fisher for his summer hit “Losing It,” Diplo and Mark Ronson‘s duo Silk City for “Electricity” feat. Dua Lipa, and Porter Robinson as Virtual Self for “Ghost Voices.”. A truly impressive collection of releases which all deserve great recognition for the quality of production and the success they achieved.
The 2019 Grammy Awards will be awarded on Sunday, February 10.
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Club Killers Is Officially Part Of Mixcloud Select
Today we introduce Select, a fan-to-creator subscription layer to Mixcloud that allows listeners to subscribe directly to individual Mixcloud channels, allowing them to directly support the creators they love. Once a listener subscribes, they can enjoy an enhanced listening experience that includes downloading shows to listen offline and viewing upfront tracklists.
Select is about bringing creators and fans closer. We’re partnering with 40+ creators from across our community as we work to roll this out to our wider community. Amongst them are internationally known DJs who tour the globe, and others who found their craft from their bedrooms. There are independent online radio stations, record labels and cultural curators.
With Select, audio creators are able to build an inner circle of fans and offer their subscribers a more rewarding experience, whilst earning revenue from their audio content. Mixcloud will collaborate with its first wave of creators to roll out additional new features, and all creators can now register their interest in joining Select in the near future.
This is our pioneering move toward building a fair and sustainable ecosystem that works for audio creators, artists and listeners. We want to enable fans to get closer to the culture and communities they care about, while ensuring that everyone involved in the creative process is recognized and rewarded accordingly. Our unique licensing model, we’re empowering long-form audio creators like DJs, podcast creators and radio show hosts to join the revenue mix for the first time.
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Ariana Grande’s New Video For “Thank U, Next”
Ariana Grande and Big Sean may have broken up a few years ago, but by most accounts they’re still pretty cool. That’s a point that surfaces in Grande’s new video for “Thank U, Next” which includes a playful, flirty nod to her ex-boyfriend.
In the video, which was released last Friday (Nov. 30), Ariana Grande released her new video for and had fans in a tizzy over some of the subliminal references to all her ex-boos in the clip. But fans instantly spotted something pretty interesting. In one scene, as Ari goes through her burn book of ex-lovers, her Big Sean page features a flirty caption that reads, “so cute, so sweet” and in parentheses “could still get it.”
Neither Sean or Jhene have made an official announcement about their relationship status. However, the “Bed Peace” singer did have her face tattoo of Sean’s likeness covered up by famed tattoo artist Miryam Lumpini in November.
Jhene’s new ink now displays a multi-colored galaxy complete with a rocket ship and a planet. The R&B mom has yet explained why she had Sean’s face covered but she doesn’t have to tell us why at this point.
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The Chainsmokers Share Behind The Scenes From The Studio
One of the most powerful music duos in the world, The Chainsmokers continue to expand their influence worldwide. Last month, the pair released their album ‘Sick Boy… Beach House‘ which has proven incredibly popular on a global scale. To celebrate, the pair have released behind-the-scenes footage illustrating the creation of one of the album’s most popular tracks.
‘This Feeling‘ with Kelsea Ballerini has already amassed over 100 million Spotify streams, proving its popularity worldwide. The heavenly vocals provide the perfect focal point of the track, alongside an addictive melody that showcases The Chainsmokers’ prowess in production. The behind-the-scenes footage illustrates just how much work went into creating the most intricate details of the track, giving viewers an insight into the production process. The end of the clip features footage of the pair performing the track on The Ellen Show with Kelsea Ballerini, showcasing the finished product. The track itself is yet another testament to The Chainsmokers’ talents as producers, reminding fans exactly why they have reached such a successful level in the industry.
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Documentary: Exploring Sydney’s Female DJ Network
Directed, produced, filmed and edited by Higgins, We Share The Language Of Rhythm focuses on the “evolution of the close female DJ network in Sydney, as a result of the obstacles presented by both the dying late night music scene, and the inequality and underrepresentation on festival/gig bills in the music industry.”
“I really wanted the documentary to reveal the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to create inclusive and diverse events for women and minorities,” says Higgins. Adding, “And give emerging female DJs a chance to be inspired.”
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Phase Delayed Again
Here’s the Phase timeline — the world saw the concept and collectively caused the worst case of GAS ever experienced in the DJ world. Subsequent showings and roadshows have seen further proclamations of it being revolutionary, a game changer, and even a needle and Rane Twelve killer. And then the pre-orders came… and went, followed by sincere apologies from MWM about delaying Phase until November and wanting to absorb user feedback to make Phase the very best it could be. Obviously, this was met with a small amount of disappointment, but generally goodwill was still intact.
But here we are at the end of November, and this morning MWM wrote to me in somewhat apologetic tones telling me that Phase has hit issues in production and will be delayed until the end of January.
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Swedish House Mafia Announces Four Festival Performances
Heads up Denmark, Norway, Austria and the U.K. Y’all are the latest to be graced by Swedish House Mafia.
The reunited trio confirmed not one but four festivals at which it will play in 2019. A previously-announced Creamfields performance is now rounded out by additional headline slots at Tinderbox, Stavernfestivalen and Frequency Festival. (Creamfields has confirmed its get will be the only SHM performance in the U.K.)
The new shows join standalone tour dates in Stockholm (which gets three, by the way) and Mexico City. More performances and new music are expected to be announced in the coming months.
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LL Cool J Sues Rock the Bells Festival for Trademark Infringement
LL Cool J, who cut his teeth on genre-defining battle raps, has set his sights on the dormant Rock the Bells music festival with a trademark-infringement lawsuit filed on Tuesday.
In a complaint obtained by Rolling Stone, the rapper alleges that Guerilla Union, Inc., which produces the annual event (last held in 2013), used the phrase “Rock the Bells” – the title of LL’s 1985 hit – without his permission. He also claims that by using that name, music fans could be confused that he endorsed the festival or served as one of its producers and that by using Rock the Bells in a URL, the festival committed “cyberpiracy.” Using the name, he alleges, is an act of fraud and counts as “unfair competition,” for the rapper, who named his branded classic hip-hop channel on Sirius XM “Rock the Bells.”
The rapper is asking the court to stop the festival from using the phrase in any manner, including printing merchandise with the phrase on it, and alluding to any connection with LL Cool J (real name James Todd Smith). He also wants a judge to recognize his “Rock the Bells” trademark as valid and order the festival to deliver any unused merch with the name on it to the rapper so he can destroy it and transfer the rights to its URL and social media accounts to him.
Smith is asking that Guerilla Union deliver any and all profits from allegedly infringing on the trademark and three times the amount of compensatory damages and punitive damages, among other claims.
Reps for LL Cool J and Guerilla Union did not immediately return Rolling Stone’s requests for comment.
Smith released the funky “Rock the Bells” with its heavy metal guitar stabs courtesy of Rick Rubin on his 1985 album Radio; he was 17 at the time. When it was released as a single, it made it to Number 17 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The more famous version of the song features no bells at all, though there is plenty on the “original version” that came out on the song’s 12-inch release.
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Watch XXXTENTACION Collab “Arms Around You” Video
Skrillex has been popping back up on our radar much more frequently as of late and we’re loving it! Having just dropped a heavy collab with JOYRYDE and possibly in the works on a Dog Blood comeback, the superstar producer has now teamed up with Lil Pump, Maluma & Swae Lee on a new video for their XXXTENTACION posthumous collab “Arms Around You”.
With numerous unreleased tracks still coming to light after X’s passing, this might be the biggest one yet. With Skrillex having teased the collab for a bit, today the icon has joined heavyweights Lil Pump, Maluma & Swae Lee to round out the late October release with a hybrid live action/animated music video. With X’s posthumous album Skins set for release on Dec. 7, including his recently released single “Bad,” we’re interested to see what other forgotten gems might be included on the new project. But for now we’re happy with this latest offering. Check out the official music video for “Arms Around You” below and enjoy!
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JD Live on Club Killers Radio
1. Moska vs Jungle Bros – This Is House (JD Live Vocal Edit)
2. Fake Blood – I Think I Like It (Dan K Rework)
3. Malaa – Bling (JD Live Edit)
4. Childish Gambino vs Tujamo – This Is America (JD Live Bootleg)
5. Tiesto & Dzeko ft Post Malone – Jackie Chan (Stickman Remix)
6. Avicii – Silhouettes (Lowriderz Tribute Remix)
7. Bingo Players – Devotion (Boehm Remix)
8. Kura – Lambo (Original Mix)
9. Fisher – Move That Dope (JD Live Edit)
10. Halsey ft Stefflon Don – Alone (Calvin Harris Remix)
11. Armin Van Buuren – Therapy (Throttle Remix)
12. Cedric Gervais – Do It Tonight (Original Mix)
13. Daft Punk – One More Time (Time Capital People Remix)
14. Junior Senior – Move Your Feet (JD Live 2018 Bootleg)
15. EWF – September (Nitti Gritti Remix)
16. Block & Crown – Feel Galactic (Original Mix)
17. Dannic – Tenderlove (Original Mix)
18. Benny Benassi – Satisfaction (Dunisco Remix)
19. Nina Sky – Move Ya Body (JD Live Bootleg)
20. Lika Morgan – Sweet Dreams (Leventina Remix)
21. Dom Dolla – Take It (Original Mix)
22. Cazztek, Man 3 Faces – Down Like That (Original Mix)
23. Calvin Harris ft Sam Smith – Promises (Kue’s Bringin Disco back Remix)
24. Throttle – All In (Original Mix)
How To Stream SoundCloud In Serato DJ – Tutorial & Review
Serato announced that its latest public betas for Serato DJ Pro and Serato DJ Lite come with SoundCloud streaming integration built in. That means you can stream any song from SoundCloud catalogue in Serato while you’re DJing, as long as you’ve got access to the internet and a SoundCloud Go+ subscription. We take a look at SoundCloud integration in Serato in this video.
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6ix9ine Appears On Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club
Nov. 17, A rep for MTA Booking has stepped forth to say that 6ix9ine is lying about them shorting him money. They tell TMZ there was never a $3.6 million concert deal, and that they paid him a total of $860,000 for 16 dates across the U.S., Mexico and Germany. They also say they handled his security and transportation.
Responding to those claims, 6ix9ine’s attorney Lance Lazzaro said, “We have asked [MTA] to show us any contracts with Tekashi69’s signature showing they were acting as an agent to book performances on his behalf and they haven’t provided us with any to date … Their cooperation has been very limited.”
During the interview, Tekashi spotlights the perceived shady dealings that led him to make his drastic decision.”There’s so much money out there to be stolen, you know what I’m saying,” he says to begin his explanation, one he delivered earlier today (Nov. 16). From that point on, the Brooklyn rapper begins telling a story about how at some point people he’d been working with ended up shorting him money—and a lot of it.
According to 6ix9ine, the story begins with MTA Booking, who allegedly convinced him to accept $60,000 for a show even though he says he usually doesn’t perform for less than $100,000. He says they told him that venues were scared to book him and that they wanted to try and clear his name, so 6ix9ine eventually agreed to perform.
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