Is that Avicii we hear, or is Sultan & Ned Shepard's new track, "All These Roads," proof that the former is leaving a rather successful imprint on other artists? So much for hating on Avicii these last few months for joining dance music with country. It appears as though Tim's influence is slowly, but surely, extending to emerging artists such as Sultan & Ned, who have given us their own take on dance music meshed with indie/pop/country elements.
"All These Roads" contains a soft opening, featuring rapid plucking of guitar strings topped with delicate vocals from Zella Day and Sam Martin. While completely diverging from Sultan & Ned's past contributions including "In the Air," "Walls," or their remix of Kaskade's "Fire In Your New Shoes," we have to admit that we are impressed with their latest single. The track wasn't anything near what we expected, but quite frankly, surprises are always much better.
"Wake Me Up" by Avicii has hit the number one spot on charts all around the globe, making it one of 2013's biggest electronic hits. With a number of remixes from artists of all kinds, the single has been all over the genre map. Now Afrojack has taken the track and given it his own unique edit, with a whole new beat and drop. This remix will definitely keep this song alive that has been hot since its realease back in June. Give it a listen, and let us know which "Wake Me Up" remix is your favorite.
We recently had a chance to catch up with Gareth Emery in the midst of his North American Tour. Performing in Gainesville, Florida for the first time thanks to The Dynasty Group, Emery took some time to let us in on his upcoming album due for release early 2014.
So tell me about your North American tour. How is it going so far, any favorites?
It’s been going really well. I guess this tour has been kind of the pre-album tour. So this is a tour when I’m seeing a big load of cities. I’m testing all of the new records that are going to be on the album, seeing the reactions and then kind of tweaking them on the planes in between shows. You know, it’s been difficult to pick favorite cities. There have been so many amazing shows. It’s been good to come to some places for the first time. I’ve had debuts in Portland, in Nashville, and Gainesville which have all been like amazing, so much where I was thinking why haven’t I been to any of these places before? But yes, it’s been good. I’m also doing the big shows, like really big festivals like you know TomorrowWorld and Beyond Wonderland in the Bay Area. We’re doing Virgin Mobile Festival tomorrow, so it’s a mix. It’s nice to do clubs and the festivals mix it up.
The two-time Grammy-nominated electronic producer, Avicii will be coming to New York on Thursday, October 10th, to perform at the Roseland Ballroom. The show is co-sponsored by Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren, who have made exclusive shirts for the DJ.
The only way to get tickets to the show is by purchasing one of these Avicii shirts. They will be going for $39.50 - not a bad price considering you get to see Avicii too - and will be available starting August 30! You can find the shirts at one of the 19 select Macy's and Ralph Lauren stores located in NYC and Boston.
As many people look back at Electric Zoo this weekend, the emotions widely vary. Between the heartbreaking reasons behind the disappointing and contentious cancellation of Day 3, and the ongoing debate as to whether or not the right decision was made, it can be easy to look past all the good that happened this weekend. With that being said, we should not ignore what has occurred, but learn from it. Instead of thinking about what we missed out on, let’s remember what we experienced. Day 2 of Electric Zoo brought together thousands of electronic dance music listeners from all over the world to Randall’s Island for a day packed with performances from our favorite artists. Let us reflect on these positive moments that have created beautiful memories that we should not allow to be overshadowed by the negative.
“So who wants to get wet? If you want to get wet make some motherf*cking noise!” Oh yeah, we want to get wet.
At 6 pm, just before David Solano entered the stage, hot pink paint sprayed generously form a hose onto an excited crowd. However, this was simply an introduction—basically a tease. It was the first paint- shooting of the evening, and it was used to get the crowd excited and wanting more. It worked. When David began, the energy level vastly increased and people began to show some real interest in what was taking place on stage. We heard tracks like Hardwell’s “Three Triangles (Losing My Religion),” Afrojack ft. Chris Brown’s “As Your Friend,” and a mashup of “Young, Wild and Free” (Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa ft. Bruno Mars) vs. “Mammoth” (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike). We also got to hear Solano’s latest track, “Loco.” But it wasn’t until R3hab & Solano’s “Do It (Life In Color Anthem 2013)” played that the real paint party began. Neon green and pink paint shot 40 feet into the crowd from guns, cannons, and hoses, in conjunction with thousands of pieces of white confetti. Appropriate.