Posted on July 14, 2020

Mike Nicholas

Kygo reveals upcoming collab with Tina Turner

After bringing Whitney Houston back to life with an incredible, updated rendition of “Higher Love” last year, now he’s teaming up with Tina Turner for a new reimagining of her classic track, “What’s Love Got To Do With It.” He said on social media, “Can’t believe I’m releasing a collab with @tinaturner this Friday! ‘What’s […]

Posted on June 10, 2020

Mike Nicholas

Avicii museum opening in Sweden next year

A museum dedicated to the late dance music legend, Avicii is opening next year in Stockholm, Sweden. According to a press release announcing the museum, the Avicii Experience is an “intensively emotional tribute to one of the true icons of modern popular culture.” The Avicii Experience will give visitors a glimpse into one of the […]

Posted on June 9, 2020

Mike Nicholas

Kygo donates $20,000 to Black Lives Matter

After taking some time to “educate” himself amid ongoing protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death, tropical house pioneer Kygo took to social media to align with the Black Lives Matter movement and announce a significant donation. Fresh off the release of his highly anticipated third studio album Golden Hour, Kygo posted a statement on Instagram, sharing the […]

Posted on June 5, 2020

Mike Nicholas

Tomorrowland announces ‘Around The World’ Digital Music Festival

The mother of all online music festivals is coming soon — Tomorrowland: Around the World. Following a countdown on the festival’s official website, Tomorrowland announces a new chapter: Prepare for a spectacular two-day digital music festival experience on a new location, bringing together the planet’s biggest names in electronic dance music on multiple stages and the […]

Posted on April 20, 2020

Mike Nicholas

QUIX & his wife announce BABY QUIX!

Kiwi producer, QUIX has announced he and his wife are expecting their first child – BABY QUIX! QUIX (real name Jono Schnell) shared the big news with fans via Instagram, saying, “I collabed with my wife and we’re putting out a new release that’s coming end of october ft. baby quix.” Fellow producer and close […]

Posted on April 17, 2020

Mike Nicholas

LISTEN: Unlike You drops second single ‘Void’

23-year-old Christchurch DJ-producer, Unlike You has today released his second single ‘Void.’ Unlike You (real name Antonio Julian) has been a familiar face in the Christchurch music scene for well over a year now, providing support for the likes of JAUZ, ATLiens, Montell2099, Troyboi and even playing New Years festival, Rhythm & Alps. He was […]

Posted on April 10, 2020

Mike Nicholas

Flume reveals he was on the same path as Avicii

Flume has recently opened up about using alcohol to self-medicate and revealed that he was heading down the same path as the late Avicii in an interview. Appearing on the My Friend Podcast, Flume said: ‘I mean I used a lot of alcohol. Like, when performing, I would drink to calm nerves. I would drink to make it bearable, which […]

Posted on March 24, 2020

Mike Nicholas

LISTEN: SACHI return with new track ‘Enchanté’

New Zealand electronic duo SACHI have shared their first new music of 2020, with the charming but cheeky ‘Enchanté’. A bilingual bop between English and French, ‘Enchante’ features pop singer Naïka’s tongue in cheek, playful vocals against a buzzing house music backdrop. Greeting the dancefloor with four-to-the-floor disco, signature pop-tinged electronic and French house, ‘Enchanté’ […]

Posted on March 17, 2020

Mike Nicholas

A list of events cancelled due to COVID-19

Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern yesterday announced all “mass gatherings” of 500 or more should be cancelled amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. Of course that’s seeing gigs cancelled and postponed left, right and centre so we’ve compiled a list of events that have been postponed/cancelled due to the virus. A Night of Drum & Bass Festival – […]

Posted on March 5, 2020

Mike Nicholas

Montell2099 is releasing a new EP tomorrow

I think it’s fair to say it is the year of Montell2099. After recently being signed to RL Grime’s Sable Valley label and a huge summer playing huge sets at Rhythm & Vines, Soundsplash and more, plus upcoming bookings at Tomorrowland and his first headline gig in Auckland next month, it’s no wonder we’re stoked […]

Posted on March 5, 2020

Mike Nicholas

Flume announces new drum and bass track

There’s no denying how hot drum and bass is right now and it seems everyone is jumping on the band wagon. Including Flume who has just announced a new drum & bass collaboration with Toro y Moi. The news finally became official via Instagram – the track is called ‘The Difference” and will be officially […]

Posted on February 19, 2020

Mike Nicholas

Alison Wonderland & Dillon Francis are working on ANOTHER collab

While most people were out spending time with their significant other or friends, workaholic DJ/producers Alison Wonderland and Dillon Francis chose to spend their Valentine’s Day in the studio. On Twitter, Alison Wonderland (real name Alexandra Sholler) shared an image of the duo hard at work on their second collaboration. The latest track will follow up last year’s “Lost […]

Posted on December 18, 2019

Mike Nicholas

PULZAR’S FRESH LINEUP FOR 2020

We’re absolutely fizzing to finally announce Pulzar FM’s fresh new lineup and schedule changes for 2020. AFTA DINA MINT are joining the Pulzar team with a brand new show every Wednesday night from 6-8pm! Made up of Andrew Ellis and Ben Moore, AFTA DINA MINT is a Christchurch based Future Bass/House duo who have been making […]

Posted on November 21, 2019

Mike Nicholas

Skrillex, Flume, RUFUS and more nominated for Grammy’s

The Recording Academy has announced it’s nominees for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, and electronic music is well represented. That’s not to say some of EDM’s familiar faces aren’t included. Skrillex, Boys Noize and Ty Dolla $ign nabbed a nomination for “Midnight Hour,” as did Flume for his Hi This Is Flume mixtape. They were joined, however, by more cerebral artists like Bonobo, The Chemical Brothers, RÜFÜS […]

Posted on November 20, 2019

Mike Nicholas

DJane Mag reveals it’s all-female Top 100 DJ list

DJane Mag just put out its annual all-female list of Top 100 DJs worldwide. Leading the pack, iconic dance duo Nervo have taken home the top spot, closely followed by Alison Wonderland at No. 2 and MATTN at No. 3. Nina Kraviz, Krewella, Rezz and more make up the Top 10. This year, Anna Lunoe, Deborah De Luca, Mija, Nora En Pure, TOKiMONSTA, Amelie Lens and more represent with some of the strongest raw DJ talent the […]

Posted on October 11, 2019

Mike Nicholas

Unlike You on his debut track ‘Reset’

23-year-old Christchurch DJ-Producer, Unlike You has today released his brand new debut track ‘Reset.’ After playing in the Christchurch scene for over a year, providing support for big names such as JAUZ, ShockOne, Luude, Enschway, Troyboi and even playing New Years festival, Rhythm & Alps, Unlike You has begun producing original tracks. ‘Reset’ is released […]

Posted on July 17, 2019

Mike Nicholas

Diplo teases Jack Ü return in Instagram post

Skrillex and Diplo’s iconic Jack Ü project has been inactive for years now, leaving us wondering if the duo will ever get back together again. Their debut 2015 EP still serves as the gold standard as far as EDM projects go. Well, interestingly Diplo just shared an Instagram post that has got us incredibly excited for a possible Jack Ü […]

Posted on June 24, 2019

Mike Nicholas

Dubstep nursery rhymes are helping repel mosquitoes

Earlier this year, a study found that low frequency music, such as dubstep, disrupted normal mosquito behaviours like feeding and mating. The research went viral because it specifically used the iconic Skrillex EP ‘Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites’ to study mosquitoes reactions. While listening to Skrillex, the mosquito attacked less often, and got down and dirty less often. […]

Posted on June 14, 2019

Mike Nicholas

Woman casually brings A CAMEL to a music festival

Last month, we heard about the goat that hit up Movement music festival in Detroit. Over the pond, there’s a camel raving it up with his owner as they take on festivals together. Kokoso and the owner were recently spotted roaming the crowds at Land Beyond Festival in East Brighton Park. Rebecca Fosset and her daughter head up A J Camels, a company that […]

Posted on June 10, 2019

Mike Nicholas

Flume confirms new music THIS WEEK!

It’s been a little less than three months since Flume dropped his Hi This Is Flume mixtape and following single “Friends.” Now, Streten is preparing to drop his next mixtape or song on June 12. The release date is extremely close to what fans on reddit had speculated last month based on their theory of seasons; close, […]

Posted on May 31, 2019

Mike Nicholas

WATCH: Top 10 EDM Documentaries

There’s nothing quite like the life of a DJ, which is why it’s so eye-opening to watch documentaries play out of our favourites. Greats like Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Flume, Daft Punk, Zedd and more have shared their unique musical journeys with the world through a camera lens. Each of these artists has a story to be told — and these are […]

Posted on May 27, 2019

Mike Nicholas

Martin Garrix leaves own gig in ambulance

Martin Garrix was performing at Omnia Las Vegas during his residency when he suffered an injury last night. The superstar DJ/producer tried to push through his set before the pain set in and he realised just how serious the injury actually was. He apparently hurt his ankle jumping off stage and resorted to hopping on one […]

Posted on May 13, 2019

Mike Nicholas

Full tracklist for Avicii’s posthumous album, “Tim”

The second single from Avicii’s posthumous album TIM was just released today. In addition to “Tough Love” and “SOS,” fans will receive 10 additional never before released songs to feast their ears upon, all finished after the producer’s death last April. TIM is now available for pre-order via iTunes, Google Play, and the Official store. With that – the full tracklist has been […]

Posted on May 10, 2019

Mike Nicholas

Skrillex announces new Dog Blood EP

The new EP from Dog Blood is coming, and it’s coming soon! Skrillex has announced that the next EP from his musical partnership with Boys Noize is coming out May 31st, and there will be some collaborations with other artists on it. This is the first EP from the duo since Middle Finger Pt. 2 in 2013 and we’re desperately […]

Posted on May 10, 2019

Mike Nicholas

Ultra Music Festival is officially leaving Miami

A meeting this week with the Miami City Council was expected to define Ultra Music Festival’s fate, Ultra has beaten the meeting with the announcement that it has “voluntarily terminated” its license with the city. “After listening to feedback from many of you, it is clear that the festival experience on Virginia Key was simply […]

Posted on May 3, 2019

Mike Nicholas

Tinder is launching Festival Mode

Users on Tinder can now access Festival Mode, a way to connect ahead of your favourite festivals. Just opt into Festival Mode, choose which festival(s) you’ll be attending and you’ll have a badge highlighting your upcoming festival destination. Then you’re ready to swipe, match and chat with other users attending the same festival. Festival Mode began […]

Posted on May 2, 2019

Mike Nicholas

What So Not suffers concussion on stage

What So Not took the stage at Ubbi Dubbi fest over the weekend and not even a concussion could stand in his way. Unfortunately, the producer smacked his head on a “low hanging LED wall” while climbing up onto the stage. He didn’t realize how serious it was until he couldn’t figure out how to select what to play. Major […]

Posted on April 30, 2019

Mike Nicholas

Diplo Releases Official “Old Town Road” Remix

After announcing his newfound country star moniker Thomas Wesley, Diplo is back with new country-flavored music with an official remix of Lil Nas X’s viral sensation ‘Old Town Road.’ The track arrives right after the producer’s Stagecoach Festival performance, where he brought out both Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus for a surprise performance of the track (see below). […]

Posted on April 24, 2019

Mike Nicholas

HUGE new Martin Garrix collab out this week!

Over the weekend, Martin Garrix, Macklemore, and Fall Out Boy all shared the phrase “I got this feeling on a Summer day” on social media, along with a picture. Between the sameness of the caption and the timing of the posts (all within 10 minutes), it was clear that these three were in cahoots and were teasing something. What we […]

Posted on April 24, 2019

Mike Nicholas

Skrillex announces new album (kinda)

We’ve been waiting for this! Just a few months ago, Skrillex had denied rumours of a new album, rumours started by Diplo, but it seems that’s all changing now. In a flurry of tweets he just semi-announced a new album – or a new project at least (he doesn’t know what to call it yet). Story by YourEDM.com