Over the past several years, the dance music producer has taken hold as the new rock star. People were jumping at the opportunity to enter into producing music as its ease of access allowed for many who previously were unable, to now begin creating. Some of those people went to schools to learn, or perused through tutorials online. One of the best institutions who partake in both types of classes is Point Blank.
Voted as the best electronic music school, Point Blank is a staple in the electronic music education system. They are a go to source for nearly everything, including the history of dance music. They recently put out part one of their video series in regards to techno. In it James Wiltshire goes over the history of the genre, as well as some sound design techniques to get people started in creating techno.
This video is just the tip of the iceberg as far as Point Blank’s catalog is concerned. With a seemingly infinite amount of online materials, as well as locations in Los Angeles and London, Point Blank has what you need whether you’re a beginner, an expert, or just someone who is looking to learn some interesting things about dance music.
Ready for the first viewing of the new music video from LACEI? You better be because we’ve got you covered with the premiere of “Sufferer,” the Los Angeles duo’s single. “Sufferer” comes off the group’s previously released EP, 11:11, that was released on October 20th, 2016.
LACEI are recognized for their indietronica sound and engaging live show. Within the music video, you get a real sense and understanding of just why that is. The visually striking music video has a simple concept, yet in execution it is quite profound. In expanding “Sufferer” the duo showed their range in creativity, while paying homage to a style of video that they knew as youngsters. It has that old-school edge to it that many act’s don’t dare try to replicate in their own way. Check it out below, along with a short quote from the band talking about the video.
“We and director Andrew Choi, created a visual that showcases the live energy of the band as well as conveys the storyline through interpretive dance.”
Our friends over at Crooked Paintings have a ton of great stuff going on. One of their acts, Stalgia, is a big part of that. The group’s latest single “Bdy” was released back in November, but February has seen the unveiling of a fantastic music video.
“Bdy” is easily one of our favorite music videos. It’s visually striking with a concept that is down to Earth. A lot of music videos nowadays can be quite perplexing and it’s their provocative nature that shakes things up in the viewer, but with Stalgia’s video we get a captivating set of images that doesn’t prey on listeners with shock. It’s a simple, artistic video to go along with a song that is just as beautiful as its counterpart. View the video below and if you haven’t copped the single, head over to iTunes to add it to your library.
77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally, & physically. Cyberbullying statistics are rapidly approaching similar numbers, with 43% experiencing cyberbullying…
The anticipation for Gareth Emery and Standerwick’s trance single, “Saving Light” landed for release by Monstercat, has created a lot of commotion since EDC Las Vegas ’16 when Gareth teased it to thousands. The emotional lyrics sung by HAILENE paired with the upbeat tempo of Gareth’s signature trance and dance heavy tempo brings more to the table than just a beautifully built song. “Saving Light” is also bringing the, too close to home, issue of bullying to light with a philanthropic effort.
No more disempowerment. No more prejudice. No more bullying. – Ditch the Label
Until March 1st, 100% of all profits made by both artists and the label via sales and streaming revenue will be donated to the Anti Bullying group Ditch The Label. On top of the proceeds, Monstercat will also be pushing a donation drive to the charity throughout the campaign. To give back visit Monstercat’s call to action page here.
We want whatever water the people who work over at Warner Music Norway are drinking. Nothing but magic comes out of that camp. One act that is contributing to the immensely cool catalog of tunes is JCY. The trio came out with their song “Wasting Your Time” with Alida earlier this month. The song release was not enough, as they just dished out a music video to accompany it.
The cool thing about this music video is it serves as a lyric video. Although Alida sings the lyrics with clarity and beautiful strength, the animations add a nice touch to the video and serve to further cement the words in your brain. No doubt you’ll be singing along just as we have. JCY’s future bass instrumental is purely awesome. It’s a tasteful tune that has energy without trying to. The same goes for the video; it’s simple and fun. If you haven’t yet, get your copy of “Wasting Your Time” today.
2016 was an intense year for Confession artist and owner Tchami. The french producer embarked on a Pardon My French tour with DJ Snake, Mercer, and MALAA while throwing in plenty of festival stops of his own such as Mysteryland and Moonrise along the way. Now he’s back with Mercer for an unforgettable North American Prophecy tour .
Tchami’s infusion of hip-hop and dark future house is gracing The National in Richmond, VA on February 11th and we have a contest to help you get there along with a friend. Contest rules can be found below and after entering, make sure to check out the Tchami’s 2016 recap video. There might even be a special unreleased Tchami track playing in the background, but that’s all we can say for now. View all the stops and purchase tickets for your city here.
For a chance to win a pair of tickets, all you have to do is:
We already knew Charge The Atlantic were cool. The thing is, we didn’t know they were “play a song using tuned beer bottles” cool. That’s right, someone get these guys a beer sponsorship because we’re loving this creative performance video they came out with and we want more.
Together in what seems to be the living room of a home, the IPA loving four piece band play “I Know You’d Be There” with instruments you would assume to be there, along with beer bottles that they tuned specifically for the song. Not only are the bottles blown in, but also used as percussive pieces. The song is great, the video is phenomenal and Charge The Atlantic are legends. The best part of all this is that these guys are just getting started. This video was created for an NPR Tiny Desk competition, so show them some love!