New Music From Oliver Heldens, Hardwell & LCD Soundsystem
Here's your EDM news roundup for December 26th...
Hardwell Drops Yearmix Featuring IDs & Reworks
Hardwell is celebrating 2015 with a two-part Yearmix. Part 1 features a confirmed collab between Dannic and Kill the Buzz (14:06) as well as Hardwell's collab with Afrojack (41:11). Part 2 features Hardwell's rework of the Skrillex and Dillon Francis collab "Bun Up The Dance" (38:19) among plenty of mashups.
LCD Soundsystem Reunites to Record and Release First Song in 5 Years
The legendary live electronic band LCD Soundsystem led by musician and producer James Murphy disbanded in 2011 after three successful studio albums and a farewell performance that went down in history. The group surprised fans by reuniting to record and release a special holiday song, "Christmas Will Break Your Heart," marking the first release in five years from the group. Murphy explained how the song came about and the rare reunion in the following note:
so, there's been this depressing christmas song i'd been singing to myself for the past 8 years, and every year i wouldn't remember that i wanted to make it until december, which is just too late to actually record and release a christmas song... but this year, al doyle had a short break between hot chip tours where he could be in nyc, and pat and nancy were home, and tyler agreed to fly out from berlin for a few days, so we all recorded this together, reserved a pressing plant slot, and our friend bob weston was available to master it quickly—so that means, less than 2 weeks after we recorded it, there is actually a christmas 7", which feels like something that could only have happened a very, very long time ago.
anyway, for the holidays we give you the previous, very long run-on sentence, and this song: "christmas will break your heart", which is another one of those songs which had about 75 lines of lyrics, though we've knocked down to 8 to keep the suicide rate in check.
Oliver Heldens Previews New Collab
Heldens teased his new collab with Throttle recently, uploading a preview 53 second preview to Heldeep Records SoundCloud. The track, titled "Waiting" is officially dropping on January 11th.
Giorgio Moroder Teases New Song
The Father of Disco broke a 23-year hiatus with his June 2015 album Déjà Vu, featuring Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Sia, Charli XCX and Matthew Koma, among others. Now, the electronic music pioneer seems to be working on something else new. Moroder uploaded a 1:47-long preview of a new tune, but it is still uncertain whether this is part of his forthcoming soundtrack for Tron: Legacy or another project.
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