Heyz Delivers Wondrous Debut EP, Out Now via Mau5trap [LISTEN]

Simplicity is key when it comes to the debut EP from mau5trap‘s freshest meat, Heyz… But as the techno project takes form, it becomes immediately clear that his minimalist approach doesn’t lack any sort of impact. The North Carolina-based producer has already been featured on mau5trap compilations including We Are Friends, Vol. 7 with his original “Only…

The Hot 25: February 23, 2018

by: Austin Evenson Feb 24, 2018 The Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand­-delivering you the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar,…

Disciples follow their deep house drive on new single, ’48HRS’

About the Author: Rachel Narozniak Dancing Astronaut represents the union of Rachel’s two passions: writing, and electronic music. A recent graduate of Rutgers University, Rachel is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in English at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Rachel serves duly as a Staff Writer and an Editor at Large for “DA.”…

Choke Pear: Dumb Things I Thought as a Kid

Choke Pear is back with another new episode of her weekly show. This time she shares some silly beliefs she had as a child and waxes ecstatic about a Type O Negative box set. . Tune in each and every Saturday for a new video from Choke Pear. In the meantime, you can follow her own YouTube…

1788-L Is Already Getting Lots Of Hype After Only Three Tracks

What are the markers of a great act? Is it the quality of the music? Is it the branding? How about how deeply it affects you? All of these are great answers, but the reality is that it’s so much more intangible than you might think. For an artist just starting out to really gain…

Pianos Become the Teeth, Praise and Sainthood Reps @ Saint Vitus (pics)

Pianos Become the Teeth just released their excellent new album Wait For Love last week, and they’re currently playing some release shows with fellow Baltimore band Praise. Each show also has a different local support act, and last night (2/22) they hit Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus with additional support from Long Island’s Sainthood Reps, making for…

The Glitch Mob debut first single ahead of new album, ‘See Without Eyes’

by: John Flynn Feb 23, 2018 The Glitch Mob unveiled their first single since the release of 2014’s Love Death Immortality, which debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s independent albums chart. The release comes with an immersive new music video produced by Strangeloop Studios, the same creative force behind the live shows if artists like Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Pharrell, The Weeknd…

Hear this surprising Rusko remix of Selena Gomez & Marshmello’s ‘Wolves’

by: Ryan Castillo Feb 23, 2018 With last year’s arrival of Marshmello and Selena Gomez‘s hotly anticipated dance/pop crossover track, “Wolves,” it became clear the masked producer was setting his sights on the world of commercial pop. Paired with their live performance of “Wolves” at the 2017 AMAs, fans of Marshmello began wondering if the once-enigmatic bass producer was turning…

How To Give Fans What They Want With Facebook Messenger

Most music consumers, be they young or old, are often pressed for time meaning that, as an artist, it’s important to get them what they want quickly and painlessly. Here we look at how to do so through automated messenger bots, quickly getting fans where they want to be. _________________________________ Guest post by Jessie of …

Music Modernization Act 2018: We Can And Must Do Better [OP-ED]

The Music Modernization Act currently before Congress has the support of almost every major music trade organization. But that does not mean iti s not without problems, as Phil Galdston and David Wolfert of the 3300 member songwriters group Music Answers point out in the op-ed. ___________________________ By Phil Galdston and David Wolfert of MusicAnswers.org. This first…

Songkick Partners With Facebook, Active Users Rise 43%

Songkick, the concert discovery app acquired by Warner Music Group last year, has inked a partnership with Facebook to add concerts and events from its database onto the social giant. Songkick also announced a deal with French and Belgian retailer and ticket seller FNAC. These new partnerships follow deals with Pandora and Vevo.  In the last…

Patron Acquires Coachella, Bottlerocket App Developer Greencopper

Patron Technology, the company behind Ticketleap and Showclix, has acquired Greencopper, a web, and mobile app developer focused on the live entertainment segment.  Greencopper develops apps and social media tools, including interactive maps, mobile messaging platforms, and music discovery apps for festivals and live event producers.  It’s clients range from small festivals to some of the…

Pandora Stock Market Gains Erased One Day Later

Pandora stock lost Wednesday’s gains and then some on Thursday.  Pandora stock had risen as much as 7% in after hours trading Wednesday, after the streamer offered a mixed quarterly report but beat Wall Street expectations with revenue of  $395 million, above analyst predictions of $376 million. On Thursday morning, pre-market trading priced the stock…

Wiz Khalifa, ScHoolboy Q & Kid Cudi to Headline ‘Smokers Club Fest 2018’

Start rolling now. The Smokers Club just revealed the lineup to their upcoming festival and there’s plenty to get excited about. Headlined by ScHoolboy Q, Wiz Khalifa (who will be performing Kush & OJ in its entirety) and Kid Cudi, the two-day event will also feature performances from 2 Chainz, Curren$y, Mac Miller, Isaiah Rashad,…

Hollow Hand :: A World Outside

So many records, so little time. Here’s one from 2017 we weren’t hip to until the tail end of the year, Hollow Hand’s “A World Outside”. Recorded in mono straight to a Tascam 4-track in their home studio in Brighton, England, Hollow Hand deals out sunny psych-pop in the vein of contemporaries Jacco Gardner and…

Haley Heynderickx streaming debut LP, ‘I Need to Start a Garden’

Haley Heynderickx at Berlin earlier this month (more by Amanda Hatfield) Portland, OR folk singer Haley Heynderickx is releasing her debut album I Need to Start a Garden on Mama Bird Recording (Courtney Marie Andrews, Saintseneca) next week (3/2), and it’s deservedly been picking up a good deal of buzz. The early singles have all…