SOULE BACK BETTER THAN EVER WITH NIGHTSHIFT

EDMLead favourite Soule is back with more of his incredibly smooth style in his latest track ‘Nightshift Freestyle’, produced by OBESØN. Instantly unmistakable, Soule’s voice just seems to get better and better, and this original is some of his best work yet, following a string of strong releases of late. ‘Nightshift Freestyle’ will appeal to a wide audience, from hip-hop and rap fans to chill trap and pop listeners.

Lyrically spellbinding, which has become the signature of this remarkable stateside vocalist’s tracks, ‘Nightshift Freestyle’ oozes creativity and demonstrates Soule’s true potential behind the microphone. Words such as ‘but I keep it cool like thermal, iPhone like my journal, spittin’ truth like I’m fireproof but I’m trapped in the inferno’ indicates fantastic lyrical prowess. Soule likes to tell his story through an incredible use of words and they are highly relatable to his growing audience.

We are aware that Soule also takes an active interest in the production process, the sign of a true artist. This latest track is extremely well produced, mixed and mastered, by OBESØN. The backing instrumentation and percussion perfectly complement the smooth rhythms and flow inspired by the lead vocal. The vocal mixing, renowned for being a painstaking job in the production world, is incredible and brings out the very best in Soule’s dulcet overtones.

This is an artist to become familiar with now, before someone points him out to you. He is a truly talented lyricist and vocalist with a distinctive, smooth voice that will carry him all the way to the top in the music business. We are enjoying following his rapidly growing career and will endeavour to keep you up to date with his latest releases, here on edmlead.blog.

Check out Soule – Nightshift Freestyle. (prod. OBESØN), here:

TRAP THRILLER FROM GOSHREND DELIGHTFUL

There is something special about a small Soundcloud channel with a few followers, yet absolutely fantastic music. Here we have a perfect example of such an underrated up-and-coming producer: Goshrend Delightful brings us his latest stunning trap example ‘The Adventure’.

From pressing play there is an immediate sense of quality here. The instrument selection is phenomenal, with high octane drops propelled by catchy and noteworthy melodies that will be etched in your mind for a while. Providing much of the energy through the drop sections particularly, is a sensational selection of trap percussion. This serves to really drive the track and creates most of the pace of the track.

In the break sections there is almost an orchestral feel, with synths and trumpets creating mesmerising melodious overtones and an array of jungle and orchestral percussion layering underneath. These separate segments are glued together marvellously with FX. The project structure is complextro in nature, and indeed incredibly complex, yet it sounds fluid and connected in this savage trap number.

High energy, rhythmic, solidly produced up-tempo trap is the order for this dazzling track. This is a track that will appeal to electronic music fans across the board, with its dubstep and complextro sound design. Truly sterling work from Goshrend Delightful with an eclectic range of sounds fused together brilliantly through an intricate mixdown on ‘The Adventure’ despite an obviously complex project.

Goshrend Delightful has clearly worked incredibly hard on his production knowledge and it is beginning to pay off in dividends. His sound is unique and well structured. We look forward to hearing his future tracks and bringing them to you first. Check out Goshrend Delightful – The Adventure, here:

https://soundcloud.com/goshrenddelightful/the-adventure

INCREDIBLE BASS DROP FROM 5 & A DIME X PEEKABOO

Notorious Stateside producers 5 & A Dime X Peekaboo have just released their long awaited epic bass track ‘Make ‘Em Bounce’. With huge support under his belt already from some of the industry’s hottest players including Tiesto, Afrojack, DJ Snake, The Chainsmokers, Deorro and Mercer, 5 & A Dime is experienced in the studio with a back catalogue full of stunning releases. Peekaboo is similarly well positioned in the upper ranks of the scene and the two together have massive capacity for an astounding project… This bass thriller, with a trap edge, definitely does not disappoint.

The vast amounts of energy injected into ‘Make ‘Em Bounce’ becomes evident immediately with a brief intro leading straight into a build that generates huge amounts of tension for the first drop. This section is bass heavy, with the lead synth sound design absolutely on point. The underlying percussion has trap resemblances and keeps the flow of the drop to a tee. Coupled with this is a fantastic, fuzzy bass synth that works as an overtone to the leads, purring out of the speakers beautifully and adds a completely unique signature sound on this stunning track.

The breakdown leaves a brief pause for breath before going straight into a second drop as outstanding as the first. There is an air of quality that runs through the entire 3:10 here and of course with such a competent duo as 5 & A Dime and Peekaboo, the mixdown and mastering is sheer quality.

This is a track bound to receive huge amounts of support and air time. It is a demonstration of two producers working together, who are both comfortable and accomplished in their abilities and sound. We look forward to hearing this played out during the summer by some of the biggest names out there. Check out 5 & A Dime X Peekaboo – Make ‘Em Bounce, available to download, here:

 

SPLICE LESSONS OF KSHMR OFFER INVALUABLE TIPS TO PRODUCERS

Niles Hollowell-Dhar, aka KSHMR, one of the very finest producers in the business, is renowned for being generous with passing hints and tips on to the ever-growing population of producers.

His personal blog, welcometokshmr.com is a growing source of Niles’ methodology and tricks to assist budding producers with their productions.

Now he has teamed up with Splice to offer a series entitled ‘Lessons of KSHMR’, offering a whole host of tips ranging from ‘How to create a powerful drop’ to ‘mixing vocals’.

The short and easily digestable video lessons, are clear and concise, providing straight-to-the-point instruction about each particular topic.

California based KSHMR was voted in at no.12 in 2016’s DJ Mag Top 100 poll, and is renowned for being one of the worlds most talented producers. To be giving back something to up and coming producers is a benevolent, gracious gesture from such a well respected producer.

This is not the first time KSHMR has worked with platform Splice. He has released two, high-quality and comprehensive sample packs via Splice.

Have you checked out Lessons of KSHMR yet?

https://splice.com/lessons-of-kshmr

CURBI AND MESTO ACE FUTURE HOUSE WITH NUMBER ONE TRENDING TRACK

Tiēsto’s Musical Freedom Records continues its string of heavyweight releases with one of the finest future house tracks this year. Dutch mastermind Tobias Paul Curwen-Bingley, aka Curbi teams up with rising talent Mesto in a phenomenal collaboration. ‘Bruh’ is the number one trending track according to 1001tracklists.com.

With support from EDM’s crème de la crème including Jay Hardway, Afrojack, David Guetta, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Oliver Heldens, Firebeatz, ‘Bruh’ is a future house anthem. clearly being received well across the board.

The track was originally played by Mesto on Slam! on Dec 17th 2016, followed by Curbi at the Supersonic VH1 Festival in India and Tiësto at Maya Music Festival in Thailand.

It is available for pre-order on Beatport now, with release set for April 10th. Check it out here:

 

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SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA RETURN APRIL FOOLS JOKE?

Rumours have been circulating for the last year or so regarding a Swedish House Mafia return in 2017. Yesterday, a Facebook post… ‘We will be back this year’ seemed to appear on their official page…

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This post is not now on their official Facebook page, so what was it? An April fools? If so, they owned it.

Last year several sources, including Billboard, discussed a reunion and tour in 2017 for Swedish House Mafia. According to Billboard, this news was ‘via multiple sources close to the situation’.

Manager Amy Thomson has seemingly quashed any potential reunion this year, stating ‘There’s no reunion of Swedish House Mafia planned at all’, according to DJ Mag.

What do you think about the Facebook post? April fools prank, or will Axwell, Ingrosso and Angello be back as SHM this year? Let us know in the comments.

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HARDWELL WILL MISS TOMORROWLAND FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

Hardwell fans will be disappointed by his confirmation via Facebook that he will not play Tomorrowland this year.

Robbert van de Corput, 29, better known as Hardwell, was a headline act and fan favourite until his absence from the Belgian festival last summer. This seemed to follow Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike’s topping of the Dutchman as the DJ Mag No.1 DJ 2015. Alleged voting tactics via iPads from Tomorrowland’s management company to influence the votes caused a rift between Hardwell and the festivals management. Robbert took to social media to express his disdain:

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Confirmation of Hardwell missing this years festival as well came from his Facebook Messenger bot:

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EDM fans will have plenty of other high quality acts to enjoy at this years two-weekend long Tomorrowland, which sold out almost instanteously. Current DJ Mag No.1 Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Tiësto, Marshmello, Steve Aoki, Bassjackers, Nicky Romero and Snake to name a but a few, will be out in full force.

Sadly, the absence of Hardwell means there will be no Revealed stage at the festival either.

What do you make of the Hardwell misses Tomorrowland story? Drop a comment and let us know…

Check the full Tomorrowland 2017 line up here:

https://www.tomorrowland.com/en/festival/line-up/friday-28-july-2017

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OLLY JAMES PROVES HE’S UNSTOPPABLE WITH LATEST BANGER: ARUNA

Last month saw British Big Room producer Olly James released ‘Code’ on Revealed Recordings. On 28th March, his follow up track ‘Aruna’ dropped on Blasterjaxx’s Maxximize label. With support from Tiësto, Hardwell, Afrojack, Ummet Ozcan among many more of dance’s elite, Olly James is gaining much momentum through the EDM ranks.

Hard-hitting kicks and percussion combined with aggressive in your face synths and atmospheric vocal elements are signature sounds of Olly’s productions and predominant in ‘Aruna’, designed to do maximum damage in the clubs and festivals this summer.

Collaboration ‘Omen’ with MOTi and Kenneth G on Revealed, received large amounts of support by Olly James’ peers including W&W, Quintino, David Guetta, Futuristic Polar Bears, Tom Swoon, Morgan page and countless other major-league artists.

The future looks exciting, with a continuation of strong tracks from the Englishman.

Check out ‘Aruna’ here, available now on Beatport:

 

SPACE IBIZA CROWNED DJ MAG No.1 CLUB AS WE SAY GOODBYE… FOREVER?

For 27 years, Space nightclub in Ibiza has been a world-leading icon. The Playa d’en Bossa super club, famed for its outdoor terrace where aircraft roared overhead to the nearby Ibiza airport, closed its doors for the final time last October.

A few months after the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ’s list was announced during ADE in October, votes came in for the DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs. It seems fitting that, following last years return of the title from Green Valley, Space should retain its crown for the final time, and the seventh time the superclub has been on top.

Sadly, if you’ve missed the outdoor terrace, the epic sets, custom made Funktion One and special vibe unique to Space, you’ve missed it forever. With its lease expiring in 2016, the land Space resided on returned to the Matutes Group, who own Ushuaïa.

The club went out with a bang, closing its doors in typical Space style, a 9-hour set by Carl Cox and appearances from over 40 guests who have shaped the club over the years, including David Morales, Alex P and Brandon Block.

So what does the future hold for the previous megaclub? Well, after rumours it was going to be pulled down for a shopping centre were quashed, it has been confirmed the club will re-open under a different name this year. Space itself is rumoured to be living on, and is set to relocate in the future.

Check the full list of the DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs here:

https://djmag.com/top100clubs

 

SICK INDIVIDUALS ARE ON FIRE WITH NEW CLUB TRACK ‘FOCUS’

These are two talented individuals (pun intended), who don’t keep fans waiting long for their next huge track. Cooly passing the million streams mark on their last single ‘Alive’, Ray and Jim aka Sick Individuals immediately returned to hard work in the studio dropping another hefty track: ‘Focus’.

Alive was a departure from their usual clubby, progressive and electro, groove based style. With this latest release, the duo appear to be back to their roots, sound-wise. Their usual platform of Revealed Recordings is the only place worthy of dropping EDM gold, with ‘Focus’ being premiered on Hardwell On Air 310.

Analogue synths and crafted percussion provide a typical Sick Individuals groovy first drop. A break down featuring vocals ‘raise your hands up in the air / focus’ blended around saw synths building to a more energetic melodious second drop set the tone for this groovy club track.

‘Focus’ is set to be supported by the leading industry names as festival season approaches rapidly. Do you prefer this more typical Sick Individuals style to Alive? Check it out here: