Here's what's happening in the world of EDM today...
Deadmau5 to Play Game Awards 2015
The Game Awards announced today that Deadmau5 and Chvrches would be the musical guests for the big 2015 event presented by Go90™. Fans know deadmau5 as an active member of the gaming community, and Scottish band Chuvrches are described as big gamers, as well. The event, which is taking place on December 3 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, will be streamed live on several platforms and event producer Geoff Keighley told GameSpot deadmau5 is planing "something very special." See the categories and nominees and learn more about the event on thegameawards.com.
Steve Angello Releases Chapter 1 of Debut Solo Album
The first chapter of Steve Angello's debut solo album, Wild Youth, arrived today via his label Size Records. Fans can now stream the first chapter on SoundCloud and Spotify and can pre-order the entire album here. The second chapter is slated to drop January 22, 2016. The first chapter is accompanied by a new music video for "Remember" directed by Lance Drake, who's renowned for his work with Miike Snow, Twin Shadow, Shlohmo, The-Dream.
"The highly personal album spans his life and chronicles era after era from childhood, his career beginning, arena-sized stardom, walking away from Swedish House Mafia, a lucrative major label solo deal (that he bought himself off of) to where he is now- making the art and living the life he wants."
French producer Tchami Launches New Label Confession
"I believe that there is a lot of music out there that needs more exposure and Confession as a label will intend to do just that. Now that my voice can be heard, it's time to put a light on the artists that I like and the music that I love."
To celebrate the release, Tchami has dropped a mix of new and unreleased music forthcoming on the label, as a free download. Confession also released the single "Hey Girl" from Angelz as the debut track on the label, also a free download:
Desert Hearts Announces City Hearts Tour
Fresh off the heals of their successful 3 Year Anniversary Festival, Desert Hearts has announced its second annual City Hearts tour. For this year's tour, entitled "Winter is Coming," Desert Hearts will be bringing their "House, Techno & Love" and Burning Man-inspired ideals to 13 cities across the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
"The entire point of our Desert Hearts Festivals, our CityHearts Tours, and now our Maya Hearts Gatherings are to spread as much love and positive energy as humanly possible. Through music, art, and self-expression, we aim to elevate a higher collective consciousness to create the best possible vibe on our dance floors." - Mikey Lion, Desert Hearts co-founder and label boss (San Diego, California)
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