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The Weeknd – Dawn FM

The Weeknd’s surprise album Dawn FM is leading the charts around the globe. Debuting at #1 Apple Music US and in 125 countries, and #1 Spotify US and worldwide. Dawn FM accumulates over 500 million streams to date. Listen to Dawn FM [XO/Republic Records] HERE.

Despite the release of the album coming suddenly, Dawn FM has been a smash hit. Dawn FM may just snatch up the spot as The Weeknd’s best album thus far. The single “Sacrifice” came out at #1 on Spotify US and global, while the collection The Highlights, too, ranks among the Billboard Top 10 at #6. Having two albums rank in the top ten is conventionally unheard of, a resounding accomplishment for The Weeknd.

Playing off the theme of an afterlife-esque radio station network, Dawn FM transforms viewers to a new universe. The abrupt announcement of the album ultimately worked in the favor of The Weeknd, with Dawn FM now ranking as his second global #1 album during the pandemic, following the renowned After Hours was released in March 2020, featuring the #1 All Time Hot 100 hit “Blinding Lights.”

Dawn FM has gained quick critical acclaim, registering The Weeknd’s leading aggregate score on Metacritic at ’88.’ Variety spoke on the album, stating, “After Hours has resonated for nearly two years after its release, and in the face of another phase of a daunting pandemic, it seems that Dawn FM – possibly The Weeknd’s best and most fully realized album to date – will help carry fans through this one as well.” Rolling Stone, too, raved about Dawn FM, rating it “4-out-of-5 stars, The Weeknd focuses those interstellar ambitions to anoint us with the most enchanting music to the portal through purgatory.”

Dawn FM sees features from Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, Quincy Jones, Oneohtrix Point Never and Jim Carrey.

If you haven’t listened to this album yet, you are truly missing out on a sonic, one-of-a-experience by the superstar himself, The Weeknd.

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Alison Wonderland × Fear of Dying

Admired electronic music artist Alison Wonderland unveiled her most recent single and video “Fear of Dying.” Listen HERE.

Written and produced by Alison, throughout the song she navigates the worries that are attached with the feeling of fear attached with losing someone you truly love. The music video, directed by Brandon Dremer, follows the process of Alison facing her past to start a new chapter in her life. Through the video, she takes a ride through the streets of Los Angeles with the 2018 purple-haired version of herself that surfaced from her album Awake. Watch the video HERE.

Fear of Dying” follows Alison’s single “Fuck U Love U,” which was praised by Billboard. For the upcoming year of 2022, Alison has revealed various festival dates including Ultra and an April 1 show she will be headlining at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles. Tickets for the Shrine show can be purchased HERE.

Alison Wonderland has been in the electronic music scene since 2009, and has had quite the career thus far. From being awarded the Highest Female DJ Billing Ever at Coachella, reaching the No.1 spot on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart twice in a row (with her albums Run and Awake) to headlining sold out festivals around the world; Alison is a respected artist working in the industry.

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CRSSD Announces Spring Festival Lineup

CRSSD just announced the return of their spring festival at Waterfront Park in San Diego, March 5-6, 2022. The spring edition of the festival returns for the first time since 2020 and has promised a lineup full of stellar electronic music. The lineup consists of the British indie pop band Glass Animals, the electrifying duo SOFI TUKKER and so many more incredible electronic music artists. See the full list of performers below.

The oceanfront venue that Waterfront Park occupies sets the festival up for a weekend full of unique soundtracks and experiences. Attendees look forward to the phenomenal view that the venue showcases, paired with three stages that stage varying genres and performers. Ocean View, The Palms and City Steps make up the stages at Waterfront Park, and each separately showcase contrasting styles of music and performers.

The spring festival offers experiences beyond the stage performances, with craft food and cocktail vendors available throughout the event. CRSSD also has a record shop in partnership with LA’s Stellar Remnant for attendees to shop for their choice records. Fans can, too, test gear at Tech Center and venture through Downtown San Diego prior or preceding to the show. CRSSD After Dark programming to be announced.

Tickets go on sale January 5, 2022, at 11am PT. CRSSD is a 21+ festival.

CRSSD Spring 2022 Lineup (ABC):
070 Shake
Absolute.
Adam Beyer
Ben UFO b2b Joy Orbison
Blu DeTiger
Cautious Clay
Chet Faker
Dan Shake
Eli Brown
Felix Da Housecat
Four Tet
Franc Moody
Get Real
Glass Animals
Gorgon City
Ilario Alicante
Jeff Mills
Joris Voorn
Kyle Watson
Lastlings
Maxinne
Danilo Plessow (MCDE)
Miane
Nina Kraviz b2b Helena Hauff
Parcels
PAX
Sam Paganini
SG Lewis
SOFI TUKKER live
+ More To Be Announced

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ALESSO – SOMEBODY TO USE

Today marks the premiere of “Somebody To Use,” the exhilarating new single from GRAMMY-nominated producer/dance artist Alesso. “Somebody To Use” comes with a toxic mix ready for the clubs too. Watch the new video HERE.

In a glorious moment of worlds colliding, “Somebody To Use” once again proves Alesso’s incredible talent for merging the massively catchy melodies and raw emotion of pop with the forward-thinking sound design of boundary-pushing dance music. Built on a heavenly backdrop of glistening synth and gorgeously cascading beats, the track surges forward with an unstoppable energy paired with velvety vocals. The result: a full-tilt anthem that invites both total surrender and pure catharsis. Already familiar to fans, Alesso has teased and performed the highly anticipated “Somebody to Use” on his sets for the past two years.

“Somebody To Use” arrives as the follow-up to “Chasing Stars,” Alesso’s collaboration with Marshmello, featuring GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter/guitarist James Bay. Soon after premiering in August alongside a beautifully surreal video directed by Jake Jelicich (Dua Lipa, Niall Horan), “Chasing Stars” shot to #10 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart, ultimately spending 11 weeks there. The original track was followed by a VIP mix from Alesso (available HERE) and the breathtakingly intimate ”Chasing Stars (Stripped) [feat. James Bay]” (listen HERE).

Aside from “Chasing Stars” Alesso takes part in the Blade Runner: Black Lotus Soundtrack with Danna Paola on “Rescue Me“ and recently partnered with OneOf – the green NFT platform built for the music community – to release his debut NFT collection “Cosmic Genesis.”

ABOUT ALESSO

A global maverick in the dance world, Alesso has repeatedly proven that his influence transcends boundaries and crosses over into countless genres to that end, he’s collaborated with such eclectic artists as OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Calvin Harris, Tove Lo, Liam Payne, Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso, Hailee Steinfeld, Florida Georgia Line, Anitta, and more. With his past hits including the platinum-certified “If I Lose Myself“ and gold-certified “Under Control,” the Sweden native has also found major success with “Calling (Lose My Mind),” which topped the Billboard US Hot Dance Club Songs chart. On Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, his massive breakup anthem “Let Me Go” collaboration with Hailee Steinfeld and Florida Georgia Line reached No. 9, while “Is That Me” peaked at No. 25. In 2020, he released a pair of hit singles: “Midnight,” featuring former One Direction member Liam Payne, and “THE END“ with goth-pop singer/songwriter Charlotte Lawrence. To date, he’s performed at international festivals ranging from Tomorrowland to Ultra Music Festival to Electric Daisy Carnival, with his national TV experience including closing out GMA’s Summer Concert Series, performing on The Late Late Show with James Corden, and taking the stage at the AMAs.

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Didi + Ping – Rings of Saturn

One of Didi + Ping’s greatest passions is the exploration of outer space. Not only is “Rings of Saturn” a showcase of one of our solar system’s most unique and beautiful planets, but also a reminder of the many beautiful celestial bodies that dot the universe. Let the buzzy synths and electronic drums launch you into orbit around this golden gas giant. Who will be the first human among us to fly through the billions of tiny moons that encircle the ringed planet?

“Rings of Saturn” is an instrumental bop, an irresistible song to play and just vibe to. It’s a song that perfectly reflects the essence of outer space and the awe-inspiring planet of Saturn with it’s futuristic beats and high-pitch melody that fades into the background. The combination creates a symphony with the tempo’d beats guiding you through the journey and the ethereal background sending the tone for the beautiful planet you’re seeing; a perfect ode to the “Rings of Saturn.”

The single “Rings of Saturn” from the Asian-Canadian electronic artist, multi-instrumentalist and experimental producer Didi + Ping (who was just named to DJ Mag’s 10 Emerging Artists You Need To Hear) is out now.

Press here to listen. Press here to listen to the extended version.

Kristian Wang, who performs under the moniker of Didi + Ping, fuses the two powerful forces that have always driven him: music and his natural surroundings. Didi + Ping’s intricate soundscapes are as boundless as the vistas Wang recalls from his youth. Each production is infused with lilting melodies, emotional chords and mesmerizing instruments, thoughtfully composed to celebrate Wang’s robust musical proclivities, his rustic upbringing, and the colorful personalities who shaped him. The moniker itself, “Didi + Ping” pays homage to Kristian’s rich Asian ancestry. “Didi” means “younger brother” in his family’s native Mandarin tongue, and doubles as a shout-out to his sibling, with whom he’s created homespun grooves throughout the years. “Ping” is Wang’s Chinese namesake, and a powerful reminder of his ancestors’ storied past. As a descendent of grandparents who fled China during the civil war in search of a better life in Canada, he is no stranger to the notion of embracing the unknown. And that concept is exactly what Didi + Ping strives to illuminate in his buoyant tracks, which unveil a unique take on deep and up tempo melodic house, and showcase his talents as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and experimental producer.

Didi + Ping recently released single “Pharaoh” transporting listeners to one of the cradles of civilization. Luring in the listener with a moody bass choir, “Pharaoh” explores the tombs of Ancient Egypt’s divine monarchs. Indeed, Canada’s talented producer evokes the godly presence of these powerful rulers through his commanding piano chords, thunderous percussion, and angelic singers. His knack for building epic soundscapes and groovy beats will surely entice you to the dance floor. Press here to listen. Press here to listen to the extended version. “Take Flight” about flying being an ancient dream of humankind. On the track, Didi + Ping demonstrates his compositional prowess and atmospheric production sense with silky-toned violins and an uplifting drum beat. An inspiring piano melody drives the piece – “look heavenward!” it sings. These charming ingredients create a wishful song that will carry you high into the sky and take you for a drive on the “infinite highway of the air.” Press here to listen. Press here to listen to extended mix. “Take Flight” followed debut single “Buffalo Jump” which was recently featured on TIDAL’s Rising Electronic playlist. Press here to listen. Press here to listen to the extended version. The smooth house cut captures the spirit of the wild featuring melodious flute trills, vigorous hand drums and fascinating samples of a Native American pow wow recorded by a group who still inhabit Alberta, Canada, not too far from where Wang grew up in Calgary. The exuberant four-on-the-floor beat was first laid down as a Valentine’s Day gift for Wang’s girlfriend, before evolving into a broader love letter to the wide-open spaces and historic fragments of Americana that have long instilled wonder and pride in the curious artist.

Through captivating tones and weaving rhythms, Didi + Ping honors the mysteries of the planet, the serenity of nature and the collective spirituality that these aspects have evoked in civilizations throughout the ages.

Drawing inspiration from anywhere he can, from his home to outer space, he transports listeners elsewhere through his artistry. With immeasurable talent, and Didi + Ping is definitely an artist to watch!

LEADR releases brand new single 11:11

Dreamy dance-electronic artist and producer, LEADR just dropped his new single “11:11” today and we can’t be more excited. Make sure to check out his new song and more about him below!

LEADR’s sound harmonizes his ethereal and idyllic vocals with live instrumentation and atmospheric electronic beats. His last single, “Waves,” caught the attention of multiple music outlets, including Billboard Magazine Online. While Waves sound is described as more of a relaxed and chill vibe, 11:11 takes a 180 turn with its upbeat sounds for the end of summer.

“The time 11:11 is so special to me. When I see it, my thoughts, wishes and beliefs are manifested into truth.” LEADR wrote and produced the track with singer/songwriter TXVX, who is also featured on it. LEADR is so excited to share this next single because of the true meaning behind the song, following your dreams and dedicating yourself to creating a path to your dreams come true. Besides his new single LEADR is also currently working on his debut EP.

Overall, LEADR’s goal is to make people feel good and inspire people’s lives through his music. “With everything that is going on in the world, we need music to uplift each other. Follow your dreams because you only have one life to live. Make it count!”

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Alison Wonderland Kicks Off Headline Tour

Tonight, Alison Wonderland will launch her summer U.S. headline tour with a sold-out show at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO. A second Denver show has been added on August 4. The run includes concerts at Seattle’s WaMu Theatre (August 10) and Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles (August 17). See below for itinerary. Tickets are available at alisonwonderland.com.

The outing follows Wonderland’s performances at numerous festivals. Run The Trap hailed her set at Belgium’s Tomorrowland as “a work of art, unforgettable.” Dancing Astronaut named her as one of the “artists you can’t miss at Spring Awakening” and ran this Q&A with WonderlandThe Chicago Tribune said, “Alison Wonderland, the only woman appearing on a main stage this year, ushered in the evening with a buoyant set that featured her singles ‘Church’ and ‘Easy.’ Billboard ranked her performance among the Top 5 Dance Highlights at Coachella and noted, “Wonderland came to the table with nothing but a home run on the menu.”

Naming her as one of the “breakout musicians ready to rock your summer,” Elle observed, ‘Wonderland’ punctuates lyrics about self-worth and self-care with soul-thumping beats.” She is touring in support of her sophomore album, AWAKE (Astralwerks), which entered Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart at No. 1 a feat she also accomplished with her self-titled 2015 debut album, Run.

Wonderland brought her writing and producing skills to each of AWAKE’s 14 tracks and was joined in the studio by a red-hot roster of collaborators, including Joel Little (Lorde), Illangelo (The Weeknd), Party Favor (Mad Decent) and long-time friend Lido. Features include Chief Keef on “Dreamy Dragon” and Trippie Redd on “High.”

One of the latest remixes from AWAKE is from Valentino Khan. One of EDM’s biggest names, Khan has collaborated with the likes of Diplo, Skrillex and Steve Aoki and regularly flips the biggest tracks from the world’s biggest stars. His thunderous remix of “Good Enough” pushes up the BPM to fever pitch, combining his impeccable production chops with the ghosts of UK bassline and hardcore. Check out Khan’s up for it, rave-ready remix of “Good Enough” HERE.

EDM Tunes praised London-based duo Billion’s ‘dance ready remix’ of “Easy.” Billion comprising Ed Butler and Robbie Lamond are known for their eclectic blend of garage, house and techno and have earned support from the BBC’s Skream, Annie Mac and Mistajam. Download / stream “Easy” (Billion Remix) HERE.

Kaivon who found his audience with a striking series of singles based on the theme of rebirth has also remixed “Easy.” In a track premiere, YourEDM.com said, “Kaivon keeps the emotional tone while pumping up the energy just a bit, turning the more ballad-like original into a future bass climax. It’s not hard to imagine the pyrotechnics that might accompany this track in a set, or the reaction from the crowd when it’s dropped.” Download / stream “Easy” (Kaivon Remix) HERE.

Alison Wonderland North American Headline Tour

8/3  Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre  SOLD OUT 

8/4  Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre  Tickets HERE

8/5 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up  Tickets HERE

8/10  Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theatre Tickets HERE

8/11  Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom Tickets HERE

8/17  Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall  Tickets HERE

8/24 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom  Tickets HERE

8/25  San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium  Tickets HERE

8/31 Washington, DC @ Echostage SOLD OUT

9/1  Washington, DC @ Echostage Tickets HERE