An assioma or postulate is a statement that is taken to be true, to serve as a premise or starting point for further reasoning and arguments. As defined in classic philosophy, an axiom is a statement that is so evident or well-established, that it is accepted without controversy or question.
Giovanni Bottai created a real axiom with his track. The wandering melody is designed wear the audience down to their purest pathos.
This is absolutely true.
Dj, Musician, Sound Engineer and Composer
Bottai makes sonic perfection.
With it's epic string sections Assioma is a beautiful composition...80's progressive basslines and synths create a pulsating soundscape of crisp and shiny effects, tantalizing grooves and bright classic flashes.
@2018 DJ MAG ASEAN
Polish talent Blinders is back on STMPD RCRDS after the success of Okami and Snakecharmer last year and his remix of Martin Garrix and David Guetta's So Far Away.
He shows his diversity once again with this big pop anthem, contrasting euphoric beatless builds with hip-hop beats, with honey-dripping female vocals and big synth grunts used to great effect. It sounds like a certified radio hit, oozing attitude and groove and with a great stuttering hook at its core.
Fast becoming a key STMPD artist - Blinders is very clearly an exciting talent. The undeniable quality of this new track shows that he's got what it takes to work with major pop artists, and we're already looking forward to the prospect of some hot collaborations from him in the near future.
This summer we will see him playing on the STMPD RCRDS stage at Balaton Sound as well as at Music Power Explosion in Poland. Believe us when we say you don't want to miss his high-octane, eclectic sets!
Blinders 'Melt (Tasty)' is released via STMPD RCRDS on May 18.
Following the release of their acclaimed album The Aviary, which stacked up over a billion streams in 2017, Grammy-nominated duo Galantis debut their new single "Spaceship" featuring Uffie today on Big Beat Records.
Of the collaboration, Galantis notes, "After The Aviary World Tour, we were so pumped to get back out there with new music for the dance floor. 'Spaceship' takes us to the core of Galantis and our love for dance music. We couldn't be more excited to join forces with Uffie. The first time we heard 'Pop The Glock,' it blew our minds... and since then, Uffie's music has always stuck with us." while Uffie adds, "Spaceships and summer are like milk and cookies...it's just so right! I am thrilled to collaborate with the very talented Galantis duo on a track I love so much. It leaves me pining for the dance floor every time."
Galantis has confirmed select headline summer tour dates including major festival performances at Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Electric Forest and Ultra Europe. See below for a complete list of tour dates.
Galantis is the Swedish production duo Christian Karlsson (also of Bloodshy & Avant and Miike Snow) and Linus Eklöw (Style of Eye). The group's second album The Aviary debuted as a top 10 album in 23 countries and received widespread critical praise. The New Yorker proclaimed, "Galantis sends crowds soaring with reliably mammoth melodies," while NYLON furthered, "Everything Galantis touches is gold." Additionally, their debut album, Pharmacy, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Chart and spawned hit singles "Peanut Butter Jelly" and "Runaway (U&I)," the latter of which is RIAA certified gold in seven countries and earned Grammy nominations for "Best Dance Recording" and "Best Remixed Recording" via the Kaskade remix.
Uffie is a Los Angeles-based songwriter, musician, and fashion designer. She first made international waves via Paris with her first single "Pop the Glock" in 2006. In 2010 she released her debut album Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans, featuring the likes of Pharrell Williams, to critical acclaim. Following her feature on Charli XCX's "Babygirl," she headlined the Viva Phoenix festival and performed at Hard Festival 2017. Uffie is currently working on her new album in Los Angeles with executive producer Ammar Malik, J Kash and Andrew Wells; the record's first single set for summer 2018.
May 18—Gulf Shores, AL—Hangout Festival
May 26—Monterrey, Mexico—Wish Outdoor Mexico
June 1—Washington, DC—Echostage
June 2—New York, NY—Governors Ball
June 15—Stockholm, Sweden—Summerburst Festival
June 21—Rothbury, MI—Electric Forest
June 22—Las Vegas, NV—Encore Beach Club
June 23—Toronto, Canada—Dreams Festival
July 6—Split, Croatia—Ultra Europe
July 13—Las Vegas, NV—XS Las Vegas
July 14—Las Vegas, NV—Encore Beach Club
July 19—Tonsberg, Norway—Slottsfjell
July 27—Bodo, Norway—Opptur Festival
July 28—Barcelona, Spain—Unite with Tomorrowland
August 2—Chicago, IL—Lollapalooza
August 4—Las Vegas, NV—XS Las Vegas
August 5— Las Vegas, NV—Encore Beach Club
August 12—Las Vegas, NV—XS Las Vegas
August 17—Helsinki, Finland—Weekend Festival
August 18—Parnu, Estonia—Weekend Festival Baltic
August 23—London, UK—Creamfields
August 25—London, UK—South West Four
This is a song I can't stop listening to. There's not many tracks that have had this effect on me this year, but there's something special that came from this massive collaboration between K-391, Alan Walker, and vocalists Seungri & Julie Bergan. For those of you that don't know, this is K-391's debut as an artist. With more than a million followers online and recently surpassing 200 million audio and video streams, K-391 has proven as a force to be reckoned with, garnering up quite the anticipation for this official debut.
"Ignite" is truly spectacular. It features a beautiful vocal performance from both Julie Bergan and Seungri, complimenting the mix perfectly. Both K-391 & Alan Walker produced an electrifying drop, one that's unique and definitely worth the pay-off.
You can count on hearing "Ignite" at all the festivals this summer and hopefully this is just the beginning of many more collaborations between K-391 & Alan Walker! Stream "Ignite" below and make sure to add it to your playlists!
@2018 DJ MAG ASEAN
Atlantic recording group Why Don't We has just announced their forthcoming debut appearance in Southeast Asia as part of their most extensive headling tour to date. Kicking off in February 2018, "The Invitation Tour" has traveled to audiences across North America, Europe, and now Asia. The band will play popular venues and festivals around the region in Bangkok, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and beyond.
"The Invitation Tour" celebrates Why Don't We's latest EP, "Invitation," available now via all digital music retailers and streaming services. The EP – already the prolific band's fourth release in a single year – proved an immediate international sensation, topping the iTunes Store's "Top Pop Albums" chart. Additionally, the group has already surpassed over 65 million streams globally on Spotify. Once again taking an innovative and unconventional approach towards releasing new music and engaging a rapidly growing fan base, "Invitation" arrived on Why Don't We's official one-year anniversary as a group, a milestone celebrated at an exclusive party live-streamed on the group's hugely popular YouTube channel.
In addition to national television appearances on NBC's Today and the syndicated daytime show "Live with Kelly and Ryan," the also group performed on the entire iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour, sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in pop music, including Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, and Camila Cabello, at Madison Square Garden. Why Don't We was also named "MTV PUSH: Artist To Watch" for the month of November and served as Radio Disney's "NBT" (Next Big Thing) featured artist, joining an impressive roster of "NBT" alumni including Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, Fifth Harmony and more.
Amassing more than 120 million global audio streams, 2.4 million Instagram followers, and over 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube with views exceeding 145 million, Why Don't We is one of pop music's biggest breakout stories. Following their debut EP "Only The Beginning" and EP "Something Different," it was last summer's "Why Don't We Just" EP that first exploded, hitting #1 on iTunes' "Pop Albums" chart, overtaking artists like Bruno Mars, Harry Styles, and Ed Sheeran. After selling out their first-ever headlining summer tour, the band put out their "Invitation" EP which proved an even greater success, topping iTunes' Overall Albums chart in six countries including the United States. The band's most recent single "These Girls" made a Top 10 debut on the iTunes Store's "Top Pop Songs" chart late last summer, and now boasts over 13 million worldwide streams, while its complementary visual has logged over 40 million views on YouTube alone. The band also garnered early press attention from Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, and Billboard who named the band in their annual "21 Under 21" ranking.
For complete details and ticket availability, please visit Whydontwemusic.com.
Why Don't We consists of: Daniel Seavey, Zach Herron, Corbyn Besson, Jonah Marais, and Jack Avery.
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THE INVITATION TOUR 2018
11 Bangkok, TH GMM Live House
13 Singapore, SG Zouk Singapore
15 Seoul, KR MUV Hall
18 Tokyo, JP Summer Sonic Festival, ZOZO Marine Stadium
19 Osaka, JP Summer Sonic Festival, Maishima Sonic Park
24 Taipei, TW Legacy
26 Manila, PH Samsung Hall
28 Hong Kong, HK E-max
If you're looking for something different or groundbreaking then you're in the best place:
"Human" album by Steve Angello has been finally released. Steve has really created a sound around his productions that is unlike anything else. In UMAN he display the extensive work that he puts into sound-design. Offering an atmospheric and "underground-labeled" album, Steve Angello delivers with consistency a few wild cards along the way. There's a noticeable drop of energy in these tracks which is not necessarily a bad thing because it gives the listener some breathing room before the next energetic instrumental hits.
Human is an album that touches you deeply with its incredible instrumental, where you can appreciate every detail. The vocals are awesome and the work of Steve Angello is flawless.
Fire is cool because it demonstrates Steve's versatility as a producer, and i love the upbeat nature of Eros and God.
Rest of the songs are pretty solid, all add something different. If you consider yourself a fan of progressive house or even just dance music in general, definitely give Paradiso a listen.
It starts with energetic progressive house vibes, then switches to more dark and underground sounds, and the end of the journey it brings you back to the 101% Angello's vibe feelings. It's a phenomenal track.
This is an amazing concept-album that takes you on a journey, it goes through all of that which means to be HUMAN.
@2018 DJ MAG ASEAN
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Protocol Recordings brings us a mold-shattering new track titled "Devil in Disguise" by Marc Benjaminand JPB in collaboration with Yung Fusion and Syon. With its unique and captivating blend of experimental electronic melodies and R&B-influenced vocals, "Devil in Disguise" breaks genres like they're made of porcelain, leaving the listener in awe of the seamless fusion of sounds. Marc Benjamin and JPB's slow-burning basslines and futuristic drops serve as the canvas for Yung Fusion and Syon's effortless rhymes, altogether weaving the story of a lover who wore her angelic façade to hide a more sinister side. "Devil in Disguise" is a superb fit for Protocol's mission of creating forward-thinking music from emerging artists, and Marc Benjamin, JPB, Yung Fusion and Syon are welcome additions to their admirable roster of talent.
Nicky Romero and the Protocol crew can always be counted on for cutting-edge new music, melding a variety of genres for exciting and unexpected sounds. Their new additions feel right at home with that mantra, bringing a medley of trap, future bass, and R&B to the imprint's already robust mix. Veteran producer Marc Benjamin has a reputable taste for impeccable productions, evidenced in his past successes with his previous collaborations with heavyweights Laidback Luke, Benny Benassi, and Yves V. He's performed around the world, including Ultra Bali and a 5 year residency at Amsterdam's club Escape, and released on Spinnin' Records and Steve Angello's Size Records. Germanproducer JPB and Jamaicannative Yung Fusion previously worked together on their hit "Feels Right," which amassed 8 million streamson Spotify to date, while newcomer Syon has exhibited incredible talent thus far. We can't wait to see what comes next from these four as part of the Protocol family!
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During the past years ANGEMI has become one of the fastest rising dj-producer on the EDM scene. Born in 1996 and In activity since 2007, his pro career began in2014, releasing an official remix on Spinnin' Records due the winning of a contest. This led him to release several tracks on top label such as Revealed Recordings, Ministry Of Sound Australia, Panda Funk, Jummp (division of Armada Music) and many more. However he reached worldwide popularity due the viral diffusion of his "What If" videos where he managed to reproduce every EDM subgenres, showing people his impressive skills inside and outside the studio. Thanks to that,he conquered the attention of many djs producer already well known in the industry and started working alongside with them. This is basically what happened with his mentors Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike that discovered his real potential recruiting him to be part of their management team "Smash The House" and start touring worldwide with them. In June 2016, he remixed officially Lost Frequencies huge hit “Beautiful Life” hitting more than 1.000.000 plays on Spotify for the first time in his career. Months to follow, ANGEMI got in contact with Timmy Trumpet and created with him the huge festival anthem “Collab Bro” which was released by Maxximize Records,hitting millions of views on every stream platform and climbing all charts. In July 2016 he makes his big debut at Tomorrowland 2016, showing the crowd his mixing skills and outstanding energy. During 2016 and 2017 he has been playing together with his mentors Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike at the legendary club in Ibiza in Spain during the "House Of Madness" and "BlackOut" parties,while in 2017 he started performing also at Ushuaia during the "Garden Of Madness" Party. In 2017 he debut for the first time at the Mainstage of Tomorrowland 2017,becoming the youngest italian dj to have ever played at Tomorrowland Mainstage. During the same edition of Tomorrowland he also performed at the Smash The House stage once again and at B-Ea. He also performed in some of the biggest EDM festivals known such as : Creamfields 2016,Bringing The Madness 4.0,and World Club Dome (Winter Edition) in front of 45.000 people,Medusa Sunbeach Festival 2017 in front of 50.000 people,Bringing The Madness : Reflections (2017) and the one of the biggest festivals in Thailand : Big Mountain Music Festival. Without any doubts a lot of other great adventures will follow for ANGEMI,being sure that this young artist will have a bright future ahead of him.
This young guy already achieved huge results. Knowing him since long time we are the witness of his rising career who literally brought him from his bedroom to the main stages of the biggest festivals in the world.
Hi Ninni, your sound had a big evolution in the past 3 years, can you explain to us what's this new Festival Future Bass genre that you are trying to launch ?
- Hi Dj Mag Asean! It's a pleasure for me being featured in your magazine! "Festival Future Bass" is one of the new genres that I'm tryng to launch. I've started producing Future Bass tracks in early 2016 and I've been experiencing a weird phenomenon, even if I've achieved huge amounts of streams on Spotify and lot of radio plays. I felt like something was missing (expecially when it came to play that kind of music live). I succeeded to merge the classic Future Bass with Progressive House,giving it much more strenght and adding so many cool elements who are typical to all my tracks. Festival Future Bass won't be my definitive genre, I'm working on different directions, I love so much to experiment in the studio and soon I'll make sure to come out with something crazier and fresher!
What about your next releases ? Any hot collaboration on the way?
- I got 6 new signed releases with Smash The House, which is crazy! Each new track is a whole universe of feelings and emotions. That's the musical direction I'm taking,I like to make music who can make you cry and dance at the same time. Not all of them are "danceable" so that's why I'll release for each new release, a festival mix! For now i'm running a new remix contest for my latest track with the talented singer Re Bel "Show Your Flame". I'm giving the opportunity to every valuable DJs and producers all over the world to win a collaboration with me. I got some other open projects with some very famous dj but let's just say that this "intel is classified"!
This year you played all over the world! where you will go this summer?
- This has been a very important year for my career, I got the chance of performing in some of the most incredible stages in the world such as Tomorrowland, Medusa Spain and Mexico,Bringing The Madness,Big Mountain Music Festival in Thailand and many others. 2018 opened its gates with an incredible Asia Tour, I've met so many awesome people in China where I've been performing in Guangzhou, Shanghai, Nanchang, Nantong, Shenzhen and many other places, they truly treated me like a king! Thailand was also incredibly awesome,Bangkok and Udon Thani were out of this world, so was EDM Raveground in Phnom Pehn (Cambodia) where I got to know the craziest EDM kids in the whole Asia. Right now i'm touring around europe and specially in Italy, my country. For sure my most awaited upcoming show is my second Tomorrowland Mainstage appearance on July 28th, but also Medusa Spain for the second year in a row where I'll be performing in front of 50.000 people! I'll be back soon in my beloved Ibiza, and for the first time I'll visit South Africa where I'll perform in Johannesburg this summer! It's gonna be a hell of a night! I'm also planning to come back to Thailand and China this summer. Many doors are opening for me at the moment!
Can you name 5 "must play" tracks in your sets?
- I generally only play my own productions in my sets, in order to make my fans experience a pure ANGEMI concert.. But my top 5 is without any doubts : Eric Prydz vs. Hans Zimmer - Opus Interstellar (ANGEMI Remix) ; Sebastian Ingrosso, Tommy Trash feat. John Martin - Reload (ANGEMI 2K18 Flip) ; ANGEMI feat. Re Bel - Show Your Flame ; ANGEMI feat. Re Bel - Wishing Loud ; KURA & ANGEMI - On Your Side
Any advice for the up and coming producers?
- The key for getting known is always making good beats in the studio and be creative in and outside of the studio. You always have to love what you're doing,love the people who are following you and keep on doing your best day by day. The climb to success isn't easy and sometimes could be full of obstacles and people who only wants to take advantage of you, so be careful and always make sure you have true and good people around you to get your back. That's the best advice I can give,I can stay hours talking about mixing or producing tips but I believe would be better for people to follow me on Instagram Stories where daily I deliver some of my technical knowledge.
Leave a message for your fans in Asia.
- I've met several amazing persons during my Asia tours,starting from 2015 when I first hit Vietnam and Malaysia and I got to know for the first time the amazing asian world. Well, asians have something else,they're kind and they generally they treat us very good. I love every single country in Asia, and I really hope I can visit all of them. One of my biggest dreams is to play in India where I have an awesome fanbase. Every culture is different and similar at the same time but exploring diversity makes me feel alive. Just wanted to thank all my asian fans for the amazing support they're giving me everyday and I really hope I can return all this love back to each of everyone of them as soon as possible. Peace!
We thanks ANGEMI for this interview and we wish him the best luck for his upcoming projects!
Follow ANGEMI Online and relive his Tomorrowland 2017 experience watching the video below:
@2018 DJ MAG ASEAN
As a duo, Junkilla have fought years to get to the point they are now. They believe that through continued perseverance they will fulfill their vision. This vision is simple: become Korea’s first world touring household electronic act by delivering fantastic music and an energetic live performance that will blow the audience away.
Junkilla is able to tap into the core electronic music fans. In addition, their high interest in gaming also places them well in the community of gamers, and the established culture of e-sports in South Korea. Finally, their new musical direction, as well as the support of the fanatic gamers and EDM fans, brings the opportunity of branching out into a wider, more mainstream audience.
We had the chance to sit down with the guys for an exclusive interview! Enjoy it!
- You guys are one of the best EDM rising duo in Asia! How did everything started?
We became close friends since we started off as underground DJs in Itaewon. As DJs, we've been doing underground, maniac genres of music and one day, we decided to work as a duo to experience a bigger world. Thanks to Sony Music Korea, we started producing bright and uplifting tracks that more audiences can enjoy. This EP "Surge" expresses emotions as human beings such as love or loneliness.
- In which country do you prefer to perform most?
We would love to perform in China because we've never been there. Also we've been hearing from other DJs how Chinese festival or club scene built up a high-quality production in such short period of time. Our single tracks "Without You" and "Daydream" are getting positive feedbacks and huge numbers of streaming on DSPs in China. We would love to perform in China within this year and meet up with our fans to show our energy on stage.
- Can you name 5 "must play" songs from your live set?
- Which artists influenced you the most?
We listen to so many musicians on a daily basis and recently, we have been inspired to artists such as Sevdaliza, Majid Jordan, Lada Del ray, Poter Robinson, Gramatik, etc. Too many artists that inspired us as a producer that we cannot choose one specific musician.
- What's your plan for the next future?
Many new singles and VIP mixes are waiting in my laptop eager to be released and we still are producing more tracks, remixes and collaborations with other artists. This year is going to be a challenge to ourselves to try out many genres and styles that we've never done before. We also will be making Bass music consistently and are trying to create more Junkilla-ish signature sounds and styles. Tour-wise, we would love to meet up more fans abroad by having a Asia tour or maybe world tour in the future.
- Leave a message for your fans in Asia!
Hello fans in Asia. Thank you for listening and supporting our music and our story within this music. We will work harder to get to you with strong belief in our music style and good but creative music as well. Stay tuned for more of our music and hope to see you guys soon! We WILL come to your country shortly!
@2018 DJ Mag Asean
Cracking floors like a high-magnitude earthquake, Corx & Mathias D. deliver a huge electro house banger with a tribal touch that will definitely get you! Captivating the crowd with its euphoric feel and a powerful drop, this track proves to be mainstage material. Without any doubt, this record is made to last.
Unleash your inner beast with “Zulu” and get ready to go wild!
Make sure to grab your copy next monday and to follow the artists to stay updated about their next releases!