Play fanatics! This week, we’ve got a real blockbuster exclusive tailor-made just for you. For our exclusive BT Producer Challenge, you have the unique opportunity to sign-up, download a free 30-day trial of the new BreakTweaker plug-in (a collaboration between iZotope and BT), and use it to create your own original track. Then, BT himself will pick one lucky grand-prize winner as well as two runners-up.
Party photographers can live a pretty fast and fun life—at least according to one whose photos popped up on Thump late last week. Kaitlin Parry spent a week in Miami with camera in hand, snapping all manner of shots while taking it way into the dawning hours with the likes of Diplo, Drop the Lime, DJ Craze, GTA, and more.
If this isn’t proof that dance music has officially hit the mainstream, it’s hard to say what is. Avicii (alongside his impresario Ash Pournouri) is working with the likes of Carlos Santana, Wyclef Jean, and singer Alexandre Pires on the official anthem for this year’s FIFA World Cup.
The festival lineup for this Memorial Day Weekend couldn’t get any hotter. Not only are Movement Detroit, EDC New York, and Mysteryland taking place that weekend, but now Tampa’s Sunset Music Festival has also thrown its hat into the ring, and to entice you, they’ve booked Zedd, Benny Benassi, Hardwell, and Krewella to headline the event.
Swedish House Mafia are starting to seem like the Tupac of dance music, releasing a slew of material long after their tenure as a group has expired. Not only is their documentary Leave the World Behind hitting screens, but they’ve also just announced the upcoming release of a live album, entitled One Last Tour: A Live Soundtrack, which, as the title suggests, captures the group in the live setting on their last tour.
We know that Tiesto has played a role in the development of many dance-music artists, Martin Garrix being just one of the latest youngsters that he’s taken under his wing. Now Tiesto has partnered with soft-drink company 7UP for their Bubbling UP campaign, which sees him mentoring another six young acts in the making. Moti, Disco Fries, Danny Avila, and Moska are just a few of the Tiesto-affiliated artists who’ll be showcased in the campaign’s 7x7UP event series.
Just after having to cancel an LA gig a week back after hitting his head on an LED screen during a show in San Jose, Tiesto has announced that he’s got another cancellation on the books: his April 4 performance in Caracas, Venezuela.
We all know that Zedd is a multi-instrumentalist in the truest sense—and his knack for tickling the ivories is evident in a huge number of his songs. But did you know he can also pound out a rhythm behind the kit? It’s true. If you dig his track “Find You” with Miriam Bryant and Matthew Koma, then you’re gonna love this version that recently made it to YouTube.