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Bronson illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

Bronson

Grammy-nominated duo Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight of ODESZA, and ARIA-platinum selling Australian producer Tom Stell of Golden Features, today release their highly anticipated self-titled debut album from their new joint project, BRONSON. Out on Foreign Family Collective and Ninja Tune, BRONSON is a striking collection of ten songs that vacillate between intense, emotive instrumental-heavy tracks and revelatory, melodic vocal-driven compositions. The trio embrace an alternate identity on the record, achieving a newfound limitlessness and ability to explore different soundscapes, free from any expectations attached to their respective projects. BRONSON welcomes guest features from notable vocalists including Gallant, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and lau.ra (of Ultraísta), as well as a surprise appearance from Harrison and Tom themselves providing the vocals for “CALL OUT.”

On the album, BRONSON reveals: “This record isn’t like anything any of us have done before; it’s a creative departure from the worlds of ODESZA and Golden Features – but that’s the beauty of it and the fundamental intention of the project. We initially began making music with one another with no goal in mind, we were just bouncing ideas back and forth (halfway across the world) and experimenting with new sounds. What ensued was the start of something we felt so pulled and drawn to explore further, so much so that the creation of the full-length album essentially took on a life of its own. BRONSON was born out of a need, almost subconsciously, to push our creative boundaries and build something bold and free of any expectations; it was a really cathartic process.”

Along with the album today arrives the stand-out track “KNOW ME”, featuring vocals from dazzling R&B talent, Gallant, who delivers a breath-y, raw vocal, that in turn, elevates the energy and intention of the track to an entirely different magnitude of depth. Paired with its emotive and pointed production, “KNOW ME” transcends as a cathartic calling, that speaks to the complexities of connection and the subsequent realizations we come to in the aftermath. 

Each track on the album stands as a testament to the trio’s artistic depth and sonic versatility as electronic visionaries, with an unparalleled ability to harmonize genres and unexpected sounds – from the slow-building modest synths on “FOUNDATION” to the high-octane industrial noise on “TENSE,” spanning to the lush, soaring lyrical moments heard on “DAWN”. Together, BRONSON set out to craft a body of work that was reflective of the duality of lightness and darkness, inherent to the human condition. The result is an introspective record with an extraordinary profundity, yet in the same breath, universal relatability, striking a delicate balance in which the listener can find a truly remarkable sense of solace and escape.

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Galimatias illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

Galimatias – Let Go

Danish-born, now LA-based artist & producer, Galimatias, today shares “Let Go,” the second single to be lifted from his forthcoming full-length album, Renaissance Boy, which will release on August 28th, 2020.

Following lead single “Redeye,” “Let Go” is another track submerged in Galimatias’s exquisite late-night, blurry-eyed feelings, bringing the sensuous and pensive palette of his upcoming debut LP into sharper focus. The opening half of “Let Go” foregrounds Galimatias’s fragile vocal performance over tender, dripping keys and crisp percussion while the second half blooms to life with orchestral flourishes and staccato piano. Started in 2018 and finished years later, “Let Go” is the sound of competing mindsets or feelings trapped in the past.

Of the inspiration behind the track, Galimatias shares that: “The song is about the reluctance to let go of someone or something you had a strong connection to. The ambivalence can be jarring, when you know that you would be better off moving forward and forgetting about it, but your psyche holds you hostage to the nostalgia.”

After coming to widespread attention with 2015’s Urban Flora, his critically acclaimed collaborative EP with Alina Baraz, Galimatias retreated from the spotlight. Slowing his output to a tantalizing trickle of standalone singles, he chose to refine his skills as a producer and vocalist in private, resisting the ever-present temptation to upload the fruits of his artistic growth before they were fully realized. 

Galimatias emerges from his artistic hibernation sounding revitalized and refreshed, reintroducing himself with a tastefully crafted brand of weightless, ornate R&B. Marrying the melancholic, downtempo beauty of his adolescence spent in the European electronic/hip-hop scene with the syrupy, sun-kissed atmosphere of his new locale, Galimatias is making music that feels as though it were filtered through a dream. 

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Shogun – Lalaland

Without missing a beat, Shogun wraps up the month with another lush, feel-good single under his belt. In “Lalaland”, Shogun steps out of his comfort zone as trance royalty to continue his exploration into the pop sphere.”Lalaland” is out now across all streaming platforms via Sony Music

Shogun is known to most for his unparalleled big-room trance productions. Seeking a challenge, he decided to try his hand at creating catchy, upbeat tracks that accomplish one goal: to get people dancing. “Lalaland” follows his early July release, “Fuck Up The Party“, which caught the eyes and ears of dance music fans worldwide and launched him into the dance-pop category. The California based DJ/producer is just getting started, as he prepares for a string of releases that touch upon his trance roots and pave the way for the next chapter in his musical biography. 

“Lalaland” boasts hypnotizing brassy synths and glistening radio-ready vocals with a hook that packs a punch. Never taking himself too seriously, the Asian American dance music mainstay hopes to make isolation a little less painful with his releases. An energetic dance cut from beginning to end, “Lalaland” is bound to snag a spot in numerous ‘Summer Anthems’ playlists across the board.

Shogun is a 4-time DJ Mag Top 100, International DJ and Producer. Shogun has headlined at all the major festivals worldwide, including Tomorrowland,TomorrowWorld, EDC, ULTRA, and A State Of Trance. He has produced for multiple Grammy-nominated and winning acts, and there hasn’t been a track of his that’s not landed in the Beatport and iTunes Top 10, all smashing the charts.

Shogun is the first Asian American on the internationally known Armada Record Label, and he is also signed to Blackhole, Sony, Universal, and CMC music. He has also been nominated twice for the World Music Award’s – World’s Best Electronic Dance Music Artist. With the DJ skills to rock the best clubs and festivals in the world, the future is already written for Shogun

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Wherever You Go by The Avalanches illustrated by Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE.

The Avalanches – Wherever You Go

The Avalanches shared two new songs from their forthcoming album along with a pair of stunning visualizers. “Wherever You Go” feat. Jamie XX, Neneh Cherry and CLYPSO premiered in the U.K. earlier today on the BBC 6 Music’s breakfast show. 

The Avalanches, with co-production from acclaimed UK musician/producer Jamie XX, have created an epic track that begins with greetings from planet Earth – sampled from The Voyager Golden Record, a gold-plated copper disk launched into space by Voyager 1 and 2 in 1977 – and erupts in a frenzy. Vocals from the iconic Neneh Cherry and Sydney-based troptronica producer CLYPSO capture this moment in time, when love and music still offer hope in the face of “the whole damn world incinerating.” Mick Jones (Big Audio Dynamite, The Clash) plays piano on the track. 

“Reflecting Light” feat. Sananda Maitreya and Vashti Bunyan examines the sounds that haunt our lives and reverberate through space. Sananda Maritreya’s deeply soulful vocals evoke transformation amid a cosmic audio swirl that incorporates a sample of “Glow Worms,” which originally appeared on influential English singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan’s 1970 debut album, Just Another Diamond Day. 

The Avalanches unveiled their first new music since 2016’s Wildflower – the track “We Will Always Love You” feat. Blood Orange, which was praised as “a plush compendium of longing” by The New York Times. “Running Red Lights” feat. Rivers Cuomo & Pink Siifu followed in March, earning attention from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NME, Billboard and The FADER, among others. The accompanying video was created in loving memory of David Berman, and stars dancer/choreographer Erik Cavanaugh with a cameo by Hollywood billboard queen Angelyne.  

On their groundbreaking debut, Since I Left You, The Avalanches presented the world with a totally unique sound, crafted by meticulously combining over 3,500 vinyl samples. This approach set a precedent for dance music, inspiring a whole generation of musicians and producers. Released in Australia in 2000 and in the U.S. and the U.K. in 2001, Since I Left You is now regarded as a modern classic, It was named one of the year’s best albums by critics around the world and later placed in the Top 10 of Pitchfork’s Top 200 Albums of the 2000s and in the Top 20 of Rolling Stone’s Greatest EDM Albums of All Time. The video for the title track won Best Video at the 2001 MTV Europe Music Awards and was named as one of the top music videos of the 2000s by Pitchfork. 

The release and subsequent touring in support of Since I Left You was followed by a 16-year radio silence, which was broken with the release of The Avalanches’ sophomore album, Wildflower (Astralwerks). It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Vinyl Albums chart and atop the Australian Albums chart in 2016. Wildflower earned six ARIA Award nominations and international acclaim, with The Guardian hailing it as “a joyous journey” and Pitchfork proclaiming it “better than just about any music ever made” and “an album that could have been made by nobody but the Avalanches.” About Astralwerks: Established in 1993 in New York City, Astralwerks was the brainchild of Caroline Records staffers who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the nascent electronic and ambient scene. Now based at the historic Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, Astralwerks has emerged as a modern, artist-first label and the #1 market share leader for dance/electronic music in the U.S. Combining a scalable, independent and global-thinking ethos with the ability to tap into the resources of a major label has enabled Astralwerks to sign such artists as ILLENIUM, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, ZHU and Alesso. As a testament to its pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY® nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many others. The label has also released such massive singles as the 5x Platinum “Happier” by Marshmello + Bastille and FISHER’s “Losing It.”

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EXCHANGE LA

By Vaughn Lowery

Exchange LA [EXLA] is one of Los Angeles’ premier performance venues with an occupancy of 1500 people – it’s architecturally stimulating with a Vegas-style ambience.

Lots of A-list celebrities, top level corporations and Grammy award-winning EDM DJs like Benny Benassi (former 360 cover star) have held celebratory events and/or headlined the space. State-of-the-art sound system alongside of projector screens and pyrotechnics will leave a permanent impression on your cerebral cortex.

‘The Wall’ which sits directly behind the DJ booth is literally loaded with LED clarity.

Unlike many of LA’s emerging venues, Exchange LA offers not only bottle service, but also VIP entry and rooms to savor an intimate night with close friends inside this four story venue. For just approximately a $100 (prices vary every weekend depending on the artist and show) – you’ll receive 3 drink tickets, unlimited non alcoholic beverages with balcony access.

Situated at 618 S. Spring in downtown Los Angeles, this will continue to be one of LA’s best nightlife experiences with an attractive diverse 21+ crowd that’s dressed to impress.

*Formerly the LA Stock Exchange.

For additional information visit ExchangeLA.com

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ALISON WONDERLAND x NEW MUSIC VIDEO

With less than three weeks to go until the release of Alison Wonderland’s new album, AWAKE, comes the ambient single High; featuring Ohio rapper Trippie Redd. The track is accompanied by a mood-enhancing video featuring Wonderland and Trippie Redd and animation by Jayme Lemperle and Evan Red Borja. It was self-directed by Alison Wonderland, with cinematography from Jeffrey Zoss. View HERE.
Wonderland said, “It was a real pleasure to work with Trippie. It is important to vibe with an artist before we collaborate. When he heard this song, it was very organic, and he jumped in the booth and we walked out feeling that we had something special. I felt like this song had a certain spirit and wanted people to feel like they were going on a journey with us….just like when watching the music video.”

EDEN RELEASES ALBUM

Dublin-based vocalist-producer and multi-instrumentalist EDENborn Jonathon Ng, releases his debut album, vertigo, today via all digital providers. An exclusive T-shirt is available for purchase along with a digital album bundle for one week only beginning today here: http://shop.iameden.eu/.
EDEN also premieres the video for the song “float” today.  “Walking the line between stirring beats and subdued lyrics, “float is a literal medley of earnest emotion and ingenuity,” saysLadygunn.
Shot in Ukraine, the “float” video completes the trilogy directed by Zhang + Knight, who also lensed EDEN’s videos for gold and crash.” Watch it HERE.
On March 1st, EDEN kicks off the North American leg of his headlining vertigo world tour. The 21-year-old musician sold out several shows almost immediately and added additional dates and upgraded venue sizes in over ten cities due to high demand. Fourteen shows, including two nights at Irving Plaza in New York City and one night at The Fonda in Los Angeles, are sold out. Tickets for the remaining shows are on sale now at http://iameden.eu/tour. All dates can be found below.
Several tracks from vertigo have been released, including “gold,” which flew to No. 10 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart upon release and has over four million Spotify streams to date, as does “crash.”
Pigeons & Planes declared that “‘gold’ showcases [his] songwriting skills and forward-thinking arrangement choices, and it’s an exciting look at an artist poised for a breakthrough year … EDEN is set to have a big 2018.” “gold” followed “start//end,” which Billboard called,striking … a nostalgically cast reflection on youth and all-too-relatable feelings of desperation and hope – there’s a secret depth to [EDEN’s] sound.”
V Magazine declares, “both (EDEN’s) music and his persona seem reflective of his overall goal on his upcoming debut album – to make something grand and magical out of something that seems much smaller… Given the captivating and utterly intriguing output he’s given us so far, the task should be easily doable.”
On his 2016 breakthrough EP i think you think too much of me, EDEN struck a rare balance of ingenuity and intuition with its guitar-heavy take on electronic pop. With vertigo, he takes an even more instinct-driven approach to his music, a process he perceives as a form of exploration. “Even when I’m writing, I don’t feel like I’m actually creating anything,” he says. “It’s more like I’m uncovering something that’s already there. Like how an archaeologist doesn’t create a fossil – they’re just finding it and uncovering it, and maybe rearranging it if it’s broken. Releasing this body of work is terrifying and exciting and overwhelming for me. A lot of it is so personal. This album is not a coming-of-age story, but it caused one.”
Racking up over 90 million streams on Spotify to date, i think you think too much of me EP hit No. 1 on the iTunes Alternative Chart, and No. 2 on Billboard‘s Heatseeker chart. From the bedroom of his childhood home, Ng initially began to cultivate a large online following and made his EP debut with End Credits in August 2015. Despite making no effort to promote it, he soon found the work gaining major attention – ultimately amassing more than 145 million streams combined across his two EPs. EDEN’s first U.S. tour sold out immediately and he spent that summer performing at major U.S. music festivals including Governors Ball, Bonnaroo and Firefly.  He also performed at the Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK and Fuji Rock in Japan.
TOUR DATES:
03/01   Houston, TX                White Oak Music
03/02   Austin, TX                    Scoot Inn (sold out)
03/03   Dallas TX                     Trees (sold out)
03/06   Phoenix AZ                  The Crescent Ballroom (sold out)
03/07   San Diego, CA              House of Blues
03/09   Santa Ana, CA             The Observatory
03/10   Los Angeles CA            The Fonda Theatre (sold out)
03/13   San Francisco, CA        Regency Ballroom
03/15   Portland OR                Hawthorne Theater (sold out)
03/16   Seattle, WA                 Showbox SoDo
03/19   Salt Lake City, UT        Grand at The Complex
03/20   Englewood, CO           Gothic Theatre (sold out)
03/22   Minneapolis MN         The Cedar (sold out)
03/23   Milwaukee, WI            The Rave II
03/24   Chicago IL                    House of Blues (sold out)
03/26   Detroit, MI                  Saint Andrews Hall
03/28   Toronto ON                 Danforth Music Hall (sold out)
03/29   Montreal, QC              Corona Theatre
04/02   Boston, MA                 House of Blues
04/04   New York NY               Irving Plaza (sold out)
04/05   New York NY               Irving Plaza (sold out)
04/06   Philadelphia, PA          Union Transfer
04/07   Washington, DC          9:30 Club
04/10   Pittsburgh PA              The Club @ Stage AE (sold out)
04/11   Columbus, OH             Newport Music Hall
04/12   Nashville TN                Mercy Lounge (sold out)
04/14   Atlanta GA                   Variety Playhouse (sold out)

LUNAZ – VACATION

Add this band’s newest release, “Vacation” to your play list.

The debut single “Lost On You” and the follow up “Time After Time” is now followed up by “Vacation”. Lunaz wrote and produced this song. 

Over 3 million streams on Spotify really gave him a successful debut.

The idea for the song “Vacation” came when Criss came back from a spontaneous short trip from Lisbon, Portugal when he recorded his first ideas inspired by the land of the sailors and discoverers in his smartphone.

“Vacation” is a trifle more progressive as the previous tracks and is very danceable and catchy. It won’t leave those legs rest in the clubs.

LUNAZ shows how talented and manifold he is. Further songs with great features and an album are in the making! 

Join our journey and lets go on vacation for 3 minutes!

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OFFICIAL VIDEO

HÏ IBIZA

HÏ IBIZA ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL CLOSING PARTY LINE-UP

SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2017
 

VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
JAMIE JONES |  LOCO DICE
 

THEATRE
GUY GERBER
ANDREA OLIVA | HOUSEKEEPING | KÖLSCH | MR DORIS | NIC FANCIULLI
 

CLUB
STEVE LAWLER
AGORIA | BAS IBELLINI | DUBLIN | SOLARDO | wAFF

(lineup in alphabetical order)

Tickets available now at hiibiza.com

As the season begins to draw towards a close, the brand new jewel in Ibiza’s crown, Hï Ibiza announces the first official closing party. Taking place on Sunday 8th October, the closing party features an all-star line-up of Ibiza favourites, including Jamie Jones, Loco Dice and Guy Gerber, residents Steve Lawler, Andrea Oliva, Nic Fanciulli and Kölsch, plus many more! 

The club has had a phenomenal summer since opening the doors to its debut season in May 2017, fast becoming one of the island’s hottest tickets and drawing in packed out crowds night after night. With with world-class residents, state of the art design and sound and a commitment to putting the clubber at the centre of the experience, Hï Ibiza has proved itself to be a force to be reckoned with. 

Hï Ibiza’s grand finale will raise the bar even higher, pulling out all the stops for the perfect end to an unforgettable summer. First up, Paradise chief and Ibiza trailblazer Jamie Jones will make his Hï Ibiza debut! Loco Dice is also set to make a special appearance at the Hï Ibiza Closing Party. The Desolat founder wowed the crowd with his performance at Black Coffee’s residency earlier this season and we can’t wait to see what he has in store this time around.

When it comes to Ibiza, Guy Gerber needs little introduction. The Israeli house king will make a welcome return to the Theatre (Room 1) joined by In The Dark DJs Kölsch and Nic Fanciulli, fellow resident Andrea Oliva, local favourites Housekeeping and Mr Doris.

Over in the Club (Room 2), In The Dark resident and all-round Ibiza prodigy Steve Lawler will be taking control of proceedings, joined by French producer Agoria, and Hï Ibiza regulars Bas Ibellini, Dublin, Solardo and wAFF. 

Presented by Ushuaïa Entertainment Hï Ibiza is decked out with one of the most advanced sound and technologies on the island. Every single aspect of Hï Ibiza, down to the smallest of details, has been designed with the dancer in mind. From the Italianate design of the Theatre (Room 1) and its state-of-the-art Adamson sound system, the intimate feel of the Club (Room 2) with its low-level DJ booth enabling DJs to fully connect with the crowd, the lush open-air space ‘Magic Garden’ beneath a canopy of stars, not to mention the kinetic ceiling displays and phenomenal levels of production that Ushuaïa Entertainment is renowned for – all in the aim of creating an unforgettable and mind-blowing party experience.

If you haven’t visited this season, this will be your final chance, so make sure you get your tickets now to avoid disappointment. Tickets available now at hiibiza.com

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