Category: Music

New Artist Spotlight: Blunda’s Sepia-Tinted Electro-Rock World Looking for ‘Brighter Days’

New Artist Spotlight: Blunda’s Sepia-Tinted Electro-Rock World Looking for ‘Brighter Days’

Blunda is one of those artists for whom the “New Artist Spotlight” tag is a misnomer, as he’s been making music longer than most of YEDM’s punters have been alive. Starting young as a classical pianist, Andy Blunda played guitar and keyboard in the high profile indie bands Fastball and Paloalto in the 90s and early 00s. After that, Blunda stayed active in Hollywood, composing soundscapes for movies and television until he got the inspiration to go solo in 2014. With a distinctive style both in his guitar work and terms of production, many...

Raves, Resilience and Rapture: How Ray Volpe Overcame His Lowest Moment to Produce a Game-Changing Record – EDM.com

Raves, Resilience and Rapture: How Ray Volpe Overcame His Lowest Moment to Produce a Game-Changing Record – EDM.com

They say success isn't about luck, connections or even money. It's the discipline to outwork everyone around you—a tenet which Ray Volpe has long been tethered to.The byproduct is Legend of the Volpetron, his new EP, out now by way of Disciple. The inventive record effectively pours gasoline on the broiling career of Volpe, who was named to EDM.com's Class of 2022 earlier this year. It's a dazzling showcase of his generational production talents, which extend far beyond the confines of his breakout hit, "Laserbeam.""It sounds cheesy, but it means everything to me! It's a moment in...

The Source |Mother Accuses Chuck E. Cheese Mascot Of Discrimination For Ignoring Her Daughter After Video Goes Viral

The Source |Mother Accuses Chuck E. Cheese Mascot Of Discrimination For Ignoring Her Daughter After Video Goes Viral

Ever since the video of the Sesame Place theme park employee ignoring two Black children went viral, more parents have come forward to show the discrimination their children have faced at the hands of theme park characters. One mother recently shared a video of her daughter being ignored by the Chuck E. Cheese mascot despite her kid standing and jumping around right in front of him. The mother, Natyana Muhammad, took to Twitter where she accused the employee dressed as the Chuck E. Cheese mascot of discriminating against her 2 year old daughter and...

New Artist Spotlight: Brynilde Conjures Ancient Energy With her Debut Album ‘The Sound of the Winter Sun’

New Artist Spotlight: Brynilde Conjures Ancient Energy With her Debut Album ‘The Sound of the Winter Sun’

It’s surprising that Brynilde is based in the US, given her artist name, which is a permutation of the Old Scandinavian “Brunhilda” as well as the timbre of her exquisite soprano, which is spot on for ancient Nordic folk songs, a’la YouTube star Jonna Jinton. Brynilde’s debut album, The Sound of the Winter Sun, which came out last month, also has track names like “Priestess or Shieldmaiden.” Actually a French expat, one might think that Brynilde is based in Sweden or Norway. It turns out she’s just a lover of all things ancient and...

Beyoncé Enlists Skrillex, Honey Dijon, More to Reimagine the Rave With “Renaissance” Album – EDM.com

Beyoncé Enlists Skrillex, Honey Dijon, More to Reimagine the Rave With “Renaissance” Album – EDM.com

The "Beyoncé house music era" is here.The Queen Bey hive mind had been buzzing in anticipation of Renaissance, her first solo studio album since 2016’s Lemonade. And after today's release, it's clear that Beyoncé is embracing electronic music like she never has before.Four-on-the-floor rhythms run roughshod through the album, which growls with the ferocity of a classic Beyoncé record while harkening back to the kaleidoscopic discos of the '70s. She's joined forces with a slew of compelling producers for Renaissance, reimagining the rave with an album that has the feel of a deeply influential...

The Source |Keke Palmer Fires Back At Tweet Comparing Her Success To Zendaya and Colorism in Hollywood

The Source |Keke Palmer Fires Back At Tweet Comparing Her Success To Zendaya and Colorism in Hollywood

Keke Palmers Carrer was the focus of a viral Tweet on Saturday amidst the success of her current film ‘Nope’ and Palmer didn’t appreciate it.  On Saturday a tweet drew the attention of many including Palmer saying  After an opening weekend of Jordan Peels ‘Nope’ Keke Palmer sparking a conversation about colorism in Hollywood the tweet asked “I’d like someone to do a deep-drive on the similarities and differences between Keke Palmer and Zendaya’s careers. This may be one of the clearest examples of how colorism plays out in Hollywood. They were both child-stars,...

Laidback Luke & Gian Varela Team Up For Electrifying Single, “Ponme Loco” ft. Melfi

Laidback Luke & Gian Varela Team Up For Electrifying Single, “Ponme Loco” ft. Melfi

Gian Varela, a quickly emerging DJ/producer taking over the global dance music scene. A born rebel, his unconventional yet thrilling ways of fusing sounds and genres defines his artistry. His upbringing in Panama, birthplace of reggaetón’s roots, and moving to the USA, cultivated his own sound. From viral collaborations with latin superstars like Sech, Feid and El Chombo, and releases on the world’s best dance labels such as Spinnin, Armada, Maxximize, and Revealed to festival tracks and remixes with the support of Armin Van Buuren, Gianluca Vacchi, Fedde Le Grand (to name a few),...

Hard Rock Hotel Cancún Is Bringing Forth Unique Experiences for Dance Music Fans – EDM.com

Hard Rock Hotel Cancún Is Bringing Forth Unique Experiences for Dance Music Fans – EDM.com

Cancún is quickly becoming a hub for dance music enthusiasts, having established itself as one of the most exciting tourist destinations for entertainment seekers in Mexico.Through destination music festivals like ILLENIUM’s Ember Shores and Excision's Paradise Blue or brand takeovers by the likes of Pollen Presents and Electric Zoo, Cancún’s electronic dance music scene is thriving—and so are its hospitality vendors.Having officially opened its doors back in October of 2012, Hard Rock Hotel Cancún is nearing its 10-year anniversary having long proven itself as one of the most celebrated resorts within the region. With...

The Source |Airport Assault Case Against Ex-NFL Player Brendan Langley Dismissed

The Source |Airport Assault Case Against Ex-NFL Player Brendan Langley Dismissed

Two months ago, a video of former Denver Broncos cornerback Brendan Langley went viral after he punched an United Airlines employee. Brendan, who signed with the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League in February, was  arrested for striking the employee. Now, the case against Langley has been dismissed.  Langley’s attorney, Halim Dhanidina, told TMZ that authorities determined Langley “used force that was reasonably necessary” during the confrontation that was caught on video in May at Newark Liberty International Airport. “We are grateful for the Court’s decision which puts an end to this ordeal that began nearly...

Talking Circles

Talking Circles

Talking Circles returns! Episode 6: “Pure Saturation” In Episode Six we begin a three-part series stemming from our live interview with Umphrey’s McGee from backstage at Red Rocks. Talking in a circle with the band, we dive deep into Asking For A Friend, tying together larger themes from the series, while also getting a full back perspective on the songwriting and recording process. Available wherever you pod: Apple | Spotify | Osiris ### Episode 5: “New Wings” In Episode Five we talk with Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger about the song “New Wings.” Written...