Get To Know: Andromedik

Since emerging on Radar Records in 2016, Andromedik has been a melodic tour de force in drum & bass’s most liquified of quarters. Making his mark through massive local institutions Radar and Rampage, last year the Belgian 20 year old found himself in the release fast lane many aspiring producers in his sound dream of as NCS and Liquicity championed his music.

But has 2019 been the same? After a quieter start to the start – during which he was both building up a new armoury of songs and studying for his masters degree – he’s just commenced another slew of sounds. It kicked off last week with the Voicians-fronted Won’t Let Go and more tracks are set to follow over the coming months. With plenty in the pipeline and a busy summer ahead of him, it’s time we found out more… Continue reading

Your EDM Guest Mix: DJ Rap Lays It Down ‘Propa’ in an Exclusive Mix Featuring Her New Single ‘Dark Places’

DJ Rap announced last week via a premiere on Bassrush that she would be releasing a string of new singles on her Propa Talent label through the end of the year. The premiere of “Dark Places” hit the Beatport charts right away with its combination of heavy bass, tough breaks (which literally said the word “break”) and old school vibes with modern styling. It’s a solid, comprehensive D&B track which honors the genre in a way only the greats like Rap can do.

With more singles in the post and an upcoming world tour, Rap still managed to make time for a scintillating 60-minute mix for Your EDM. The mix includes “Dark Places” of course and it reflect’s the tracks diverse style while being a journey all its own. Rap careens through a dizzying number of tracks, mixing them seamlessly and telling the story of drum & bass and jungle’s history. Continue reading

Illenium Announces Tiësto Big Room Remix For “Good Things Fall Apart”

I’ve said it multiple times to friends and I maintain it to this day: Illenium’sGood Things Fall Apart” with Jon Bellion is one of my favorite tracks this year. Between the lyrics and the production, it’s fucking phenomenal. So it gives me pause as Illenium has announced a forthcoming big room remix from Tiësto.

As a genre, big room has mostly died off… it’s bled out into progressive house and tech house as if put through a centrifuge to separate its components into base parts. However, it still remains in select situations, and apparently this one. Continue reading

Detroit music festival removes different price tiers based on race

The Detroit music festival AfroFuture attracted criticism this past weekend after it was revealed that it was charging different amounts for white attendees and those identifying as POC (people of color). How the festival would determine genealogy was never addressed. However, after biracial rapper Tiny Jag pulled out of the festival over the controversy, the festival gained national attention.

“I was immediately enraged just because I am biracial. I have family members that would have, under those circumstances, been subjected to something that I would not ever want them to be in … especially not because of anything that I have going on,” Tiny Jag told the Detroit Metro Times. Continue reading