New releases, tour announcement, and a clothing line inspired by Deadmau5 are the highlights of this week’s EDM news.
For new music, on Monday, Eddie Thoneick & Norman Doray put out single “Celsius” on Size Records, while, toward the end of the week, David Morales released his third Changes single, a track titled “Stay” featuring Polina, and Crystal Castles revealed single “Plague.” Although not putting out an official release, AN21 & Max Angeli previewed their upcoming album People of the Night with a 15-minute mix, now available for listening on Soundcloud.
For upcoming releases, U.S. trance duo Tritonal announced an album of remixes. Piercing The Quiet: Remixes hits stores on September 3. Before then, Zedd is releasing EP Spectrum on July 31 through Interscope Records. Along with track “Spectrum” are remixes from Armin Van Buuren, A-Trak, Monsta, and Deniz Koyu.
For future releases, could an Avicii-Adele collaboration be in the works? While the “Rumor Has It” singer may not join the “Levels” producer in the studio, Avicii stated that he wants to remix the singer’s entire back catalog and already has a bootleg remix for “Rolling in the Deep.”
Although not an album, single, or remix, Deadmau5 put out a clothing collection. The producer born Joel Zimmerman is the latest EDM DJ, after Avicii and Tiesto, to dabble in fashion. A collaboration with skater brand Neff, the line is called NeffMau5 and features the DJ’s trademark ears on the brand’s logo for a collection of hoodies, t-shirts, and caps. The attire appears to be online only for now.
Meanwhile, festivals mainstream and independent were announced this week, either with a date or lineup. Bringing together EDM and hip-hop, the first ever Trillectro Festival hits Washington, D.C. on August 11. A week before on the other side of the U.S., Hard Summer Music Festival revealed its full lineup. Scheduled for August 3 and 4, the two-day event includes Bloc Party, Boys Noize, Miike Snow, Magnetic Man, Chromeo, Skrillex, and A-Track as the larger attractions.
Although not a proper festival announcement, ticket website Eventbrite revealed its partnership with EDM festival and event promoter Donnie Disco Presents. Attendees of Donnie Disco events can now purchase tickets without overly-large surcharges through Eventbrite.
Aside from festivals, other artists announced tour plans over the past seven days. Ferry Corsten is headed to Australia with his Full On Ferry show, which starts late in September. Joining him are Zoo Brazil and Shogun. In this hemisphere, Bassnectar is coming to North America for the fall. His tour kicks off in North Carolina on September 27 and lasts until November 18. Before that point, Crystal Castles starts their U.S. tour on August 9 in support of an untitled third album. Their trek finishes at the end of January.
For other North American artists, Skrillex achieved yet another record for EDM this week. Showing the power of social media, which got him onto Forbes Celebrity 100 list over the past year, the side-mulleted DJ landed on top of the Billboard Social 50 chart, which takes into account statistics from YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace.
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