Only a few days ago, KSHMR released the full track of “Touch”, which features a collaboration with Felix Snow and vocals from Madi. Those of you who have yet to listen to the Californian producer, you should start to. Also known as Niles Hollowell-Dhar, he started his career with his friend David “Campa” Singer-Vine, the duo was formally known as The Cataracs. The former duo focused their producing on hip-hop and indie pop, which proved successful. KSHMR was created as Niles’ solo alias and has become the EDM sensation known today. His tracks have been topping Beatport charts and setting his name beside other well known producers. In 2015, KSHMR collaborated with Tiesto to create “Secrets” which held high positions on the charts. If you have yet to tune into KSHMR’s new track “Touch”, tune in:
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Colorful. Melodic. Inspiring. Bubbly. Flamboyant with a dark edge. Vividly wild.
These are the first words that come to surface when thinking about Candyland, otherwise known as Josie Martin. Out of Santa Barbara, CA, Josie began producing music in 2011 with her close friend, Ethan Davis and together they formed Candyland; which in its origin was a bubbly electro house duo that produced uplifting, melodic bass tracks that featured a hint of dubstep and trap.
Josie began her career in music mastering turntablism, scratching and beat juggling. With no particular genre in mind to master, it was through a classmate that she was introduced to Basshunter, which led her to discover Steve Aoki and DJ AM, ultimately sparking her interest in EDM. Short after, Josie and Ethan integrated themselves into the dance music scene and won back-to-back Beatport remix competitions with their remixes of Skrillex’s “Make it Bun Dem” and Bingo Players’ “Rattle”. Listen here:
Skrillex “Make it Bun Dem”
Bingo Players’ “Rattle”
Together, Josie and Ethan produced and released their debut album, “Bring the Rain” in late January 2013. They went on tour playing at festivals and clubs all over the US and were asked to tour as the opening set for Krewella on their “Get Wet Live” tour.
“Bring the Rain”
As Candyland experienced greater success, Ethan began to distance himself. It was here in Ethan’s absence that Josie decided to pursue Candyland alone and Ethan went on to pursue other endeavors. Josie continued on as Candyland, steering the original colorful, bubbly melodic sound down a darker path. Redesigned, Candyland features a more aggressive jungle trap beat, with searing bass that compliments the original bubbly sound to create an exhilarating roller coaster ride of beats and drops that is sure to have fans raging.
Check out Candyland’s new sound here:
1. Rage in love
3. Speechless (most recent original // 10.30.15)
Continuing into 2016, Candyland will be headlining the Candy Clvb tour with Fight Clvb as the supporting act. Paired together, Candyland and Fight Clvb bring an intense jungle terror beat, working the crowd with massive builds and even more exhilarating drops. If you’re looking for a moombahton sound that features exotic bass, drums and quite literally jungle noises, then Candyland and Fight Clvb will not leave you disappointed. This tour is surely to be one of the most intense but highly intriguing, and it is not one you want to miss.
Prime Social will be hosting 3 stops on the tour, you can find event details, as well as tickets on the links below.
Should you be unable to attend one of the above three stops, here are the remaining tour dates, as of late. You stay updated with any additional shows by liking and following their social media accounts, linked below.
The anonymous identity behind one of EDM’s newest producers has been the gossip of fans for months now. Debates intensify as new theories develop in regards to the man (or could it be a woman?) under the mask: is it Dotcom? Is it Martin Garrix? Is it a group of artists? The list of theories is progressively growing and all of them seem to make sense in their own ways.
Despite the identity argument, Marshmello has unified fans in a rare way, creating an atmosphere that focuses on the music, which by the way, is extremely unique in its own sense. Marshmello’s songs consist of a hybrid trap production that feature a flare of future bass and house that humorously mimic his fluffy appearance. Each of his songs immediately put you in that feel-good state of being and are a perfect addition to any spring break playlist.
So, with spring break quickly approaching, and Marshmello on PSG’s Xtreme Spring Break lineup, here are 5 Marshmello songs to add to your playlist.
KeEp IT MeLLo Ft. Omar LinX
BONUS TRACK: Diplo & Friends Guest Mix
Also, if you haven’t, check out Mello’s remix to Adele’s “Hello”. The full version is available for download through this SoundCloud link or on his website as a free download.
JOIN THE #MELLOGANG:
It seems that NGHTMRE just cannot be stopped, but then again, why would we ever want him to? Whether it be news of a tour, a new track, a new mix, or even more so, his highly anticipated EP, Tyler Marenyi, known better by his stage name, NGHTMRE, is keeping himself (and fans) busy in 2016.
Despite currently being on his LIGHTERS UP tour, NGHTMRE has hardly let that stop him from releasing new music. He most recently released his Triple J mix-up and two songs from his forthcoming EP, but NGHTMRE has once again provided fans with something new to enjoy. Today, finally, after several previews on his social media sites, NGHTMRE releases “Get Back” on Mad Decent. Check it out below.
Mustard goes with every big artist out there, from raunchy rappers to collabs with electronic names like DJ Snake and Cashmere Cat. If you’re slightly confused- and admittedly hungry- this isn’t your classic, beloved condiment.
DJ Mustard, whose name is actually Dijon believe it or not, is known not only for his “mustard on the beat, ho” tagline but also for his insane ability to take virtually every song and remix out now to straight murdered it status. He plays on a ton of “ratchet music” type tracks range from the 2011 “Rack City Chick” homage to, um, professional dancers, to some crazy club bangers he managed to mix while touring with Skrillex last fall.
Mustard is quickly becoming a must-add to any blank track. His minimalistic, but catchy, bass lines feel inviting and never too cheesy. They’re upbeat with a moderate bpm and unassuming hooks, meaning they’re easy plays in any club-like setting or for simply chilling with friends.
The catchy moniker coupled with his sheer talent and omnipresence across multiple music genres makes DJ Mustard the perfect addition to PSG’s Xtreme Spring Break trip this March. The sexy setting of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is a backdrop for beats incomparable to any stateside experience. With a lineup including Marshmello, Destructo, Louis The Child, and NGHTMRE, the only thing missing from your Spring Break trip is a proverbial neon trucker hat (and possibly a beer bong).
If you’re an avid follower of new dance music, it would be hard to miss some of the recent hits Slander has released. However, for those of you who don’t already know, Slander is an LA based electronic DJ duo who are also incredibly talented producers. Their names are Derek Andersen and Scott Land and aside from being passionate about their music, their stage presence and creativity combined assists in their enthusiastic live performances.
Attendees of the Breathe Tour will be introduced to a whole new genre experience which Slander is calling “heaven trap”. In a previous interview, Slander mentioned they take pride in their ability to spark emotion from the crowd with their music. The genre could be described as a fusion of trap and more euphoric trance sounds that tend to sooth the soul. To get a feel for their style, check out their latest released single with Adam K titled “Breathe”.
While their releases that are classified as “heaven trap” are some of the most angelic produced songs in dance music, Slander is also dedicated to heavy-hitting festival trap that crowds tend to worship. In other words, if you’re looking for a Friday night pre-game song, look no further than the link below to their collaboration with NGHTMRE called “We Like To Party”. You can catch both NGHTMRE and Slander at the 14th edition of #FEST this April.
If you can’t make it to #FEST this year (which should never be the case), you still have the opportunity to see Slander during their spring Breathe Tour during these upcoming dates:
You can also find the rest of the tour dates in the link below.
Last Friday night was nothing short of magical here in Cincinnati, Ohio. People from all over the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area (and even some outside of that, coming down from Chicago) headed downtown to Mynt Cincinnati for whatever performance NGHTMRE had in store.
The disastrous snowstorm that was headed to the city never made it, which allowed for a packed house. As soon as I arrived, I could feel the energy of the crowd. With this being his first show in Cincinnati, the fans eagerly anticipated his appearance, and were overly delighted when he was out mingling in the crowd before his set. Bouncing around talking to attendees, this seemed to make everyone even more intrigued to see what he had in store for us that night.
Whatever expectations I had for his set, he completely shattered. Tyler truly has a gift in being able to compile a set for a particular crowd or venue and just absolutely destroy (I say that because this was my 5th time seeing him, and I’ve seen him in several different settings and venues). Being that Mynt is more of a club scene than a concert venue and typically brings DJs and producers whose main focus is house music, I was anxious to see not only how the crowd would respond to his typical multi-genre set (that definitely favors hip-hop and trap music), but also how Tyler would mix it up and appeal to the crowd and venue in which he was playing.
Let me tell you: he annihilated it. His set ranged from mainstream top hits, dropping “Trap Queen” and “Jumpman” to his original pieces (saving “Street” for the end) and then throwing down some of his best known collaborations: “Lighters Up” with Flosstradamus and his remix of GTA’s “Red Lips” (which is a collaboration with SLANDER); NGHTMRE had the entire venue hyped. Fans were starting mosh pits in the front of the stage, standing on whatever elevated surfaces they could find to dance (and to catch a better view of the magic), and overall dancing, jumping and head banging in whatever spot they could find. In addition to a phenomenal set, the experience was enhanced with light shows that danced around the room the entire night. It was definitely something everyone was happy to be a part of that night.
Overall, my recommendation is for you to get to the next NGHTMRE show you can! Whether it be on his LIGHTERS UP tour, or when Prime Social brings him to Athens, Ohio in April for the official #FEST pre-party! Tickets and event information can be found here.
On March 26, 2016, Park Street Saloon in Columbus, Ohio is hosting Louis The Child. Doors are set to open at 9 p.m.
Due to Louis The Child’s unique sound, many agree that the Park Street Saloon is a perfect venue to host the duo. Their last several shows in the biggest cities across the U.S. have sold out, so do not delay.
Louis The Child has recently caught the public’s eye for their original, “It’s Strange”-a personal favorite of mine. They are also well-known for their remixes of “Compass” and “Body Gold”. Louis The Child is perfect for those opposed to the mainstream EDM sound. They are a one of a kind duo who will make fan’s heads bop.
For those who aren’t familiar with Park Street Saloon, it’s an indoor venue and bar. Although the show is inside, the parking lot is a short walk away from the entrance, so be prepared to face the unpredictable weather of March. Tickets will also be sold at the entrance with an additional fee for those last minute concert attendees. The show is 18+, but the bar will be available for those 21+ with proof of identification.
As of right now, VIP tickets are only $35 including fees. With the purchase of a VIP ticket comes the chance to meet Louis The Child before the show! Totally worth it.
“I was so happy when I found out they were performing in Columbus. I have ‘Compass’ on repeat all the time. A few of my friends are going, so it should be a good time. I’ll most likely buy the VIP tickets since they’re so cheap. Even though they aren’t the most famous EDM DJs out there, they’re continuing to get bigger and bigger, so why not have a chance to meet them before they get huge and the opportunity to meet them isn’t as affordable?”
It’s no secret that NGHTMRE (Tyler Marenyi) is one of EDM’s hottest new artists. NGHTMRE integrates a mix of house, trap, dubstep and hip hop to create an intoxicating multi-genre sound that intrigues all of the electronic music community. He has created a variety of projects, introducing some of the hottest tracks, remixes and collaborations in the scene today. His original track, Street (featured below), is arguably the trap soundtrack for 2015 and gained him the spotlight he has today.
Skrillex dropped NGHTMRE’s “STREET” (then unreleased) during his headlining set at ULTRA in March of 2015, which sparked immense interest among the electronic community. With momentum following Skrillex’s support, NGHTMRE quickly dominated the scene performing at almost every major North American festival and headlining shows worldwide. His efforts didn’t stop there though; despite his busy tour schedule, NGHTMRE continued to produce track after track, each original with their own melodic style. In October of 2015 he released his debut EP, Nuclear Bonds, featuring SLANDER as a collaboration on most of the tracks. Check it out here:
On top of pioneering his unique sound, NGHTMRE has collaborated with and remixed some of EDM’s hottest artists to give fans even more to rant about. His collaboration with Flosstradamus, “LIGHTERS UP” has over 1 million plays on Soundcloud since its release in late November; and it doesn’t stop there, NGHTMRE continues to kill the game with his mind-shattering remixes of EDM’s most popular names and tracks. Here are three that you should definitely add to your playlist, if you haven’t already!
- Griz – Stop Trippin’ (NGHTMRE Remix)
- Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (NGHTMRE Remix)
- Elliphant feat. Skrillex – Only Getting Younger (NGHTMRE X Imanos Remix)
NGHTMRE’s resume is already impeccable and he is hardly finished. With such an astounding 2015 behind him, he is set to take on 2016 with his LIGHTERS UP Tour and the release of his new EP. While a date has not yet been determined for when the EP will release, NGHTMRE took to social media to let fans know it is coming. The posts, which can be viewed on his Facebook and Twitter, featured a photo of the track list with “NEW EP” typed across the photo.
Whether the EP is finished or not, we don’t know, but what we do know is that the support and hype he has already received following the announcement is only further evidence that NGHTMRE’s future is bright.