Is EDM and House Music one and the same?
With music diversifying more and more each year and sub genres and subcultures becoming more important than ever. It can be hard to keep up with the latest music trends or even being able to categorise music very easily.
One question we've been asked often from those who don't know our music, is EDM and House Music not the same thing?
On the inside, it's easy to answer, No, but if as a music group you ever want to get recognition from a wider audience being able to clearly define what makes one genre different from another is fundamental to the explanation and how to attract new fans or increase followers in a sense.
So we ask, should there be clearer definitions of what's EDM or House or even Deep House or Tech House. Or should it be something you just work out and part of the journey?
Share your comments below and let us know what you think?
Does The Grammy's Do Enough To Support All Urban Genre's
With the GRAMMY'S just finished and all the buzz over, we ask does this event do enough to support all urban genres of music? And should it? With the vast number of awards based around RnB & Hip Hop is it time for the other big global genre to start taking centre stage.
Globally last year House/EDM music sales were higher than ever before and with the top two most shazamed songs of 2017 being House/EDM, the likelihood of this trend is only going to continue, is it not time to show support for the biggest and brightest. Surely now is the time for House Music to stand up on its own two feet and create its own awards.
Each year the number of festivals grows with the vast majority being electronic music we don't see this for other music genres?
DJs are now as big as artists, if not bigger in some respects, so let's take the plunge and create our own way of appreciating those who deserve it.
Everyone loves an award ceremony right? So, it must be time for House/EDM Music to have it's own?
Share your comments & thoughts below. UHM Out!
DJ RAE’s imprint RATED continues to scale impressive heights with the deep and hypnotic ‘Watch You’ from Kamereon
With ‘Watch You’, Kamereon unleashes a sexy and deep rolling tech house cut which takes it into the darker corner of the club, thanks to synth stabs, an infectious bass-line and sultry vocals. Kamereon's sound harps back to techno influences, keeping things mysterious and edgy, alongside an infectious groove that is set to be another big hit for RATED
‘Watch You’ is the fourth release on DJ RAE’s RATED imprint, following the acclaimed ‘My Soul’, ‘Surrender’ and ‘Crazy’, which won support from such leading selectors and tastemakers as Mark Knight, Marco Carola, Luciano, MistaJam, Crookers, and Horse Meat Disco, amongst others.
Kamereon burst onto the scene in 2016 with the stunning debut release 'Sweat'. The collaboration with Shakecraft was snapped up on first listen by Danny Howard for his label Nothing Else Matters, and went on to gain big support on the underground, and across the board, from the likes of Claude VonStroke, Roger Sanchez, Steve Lawler, Apres, Chris Lake and Blonde
Following this came Kamereon’s remix of 'Harmony', from drum and bass legend Adam F, together with Kokiri and DJ RAE. The remix package included some big players: MJ Cole, George Kwali and Kideko; whilst the Kamereon remix was featured in the Music Week Upfront Club Chart and Cool Cuts Chart, and picked up support from BBC R1 and the likes of Roger Sanchez and Shiba San
Kamereon's sound comes from a love of the underground, drawing influence from across the house spectrum, with a distinctive sound and unique vocal production, evoking a sexual dark tone
Buy/stream ‘Watch You’: http://smarturl.it/ouqanw
Warm, Melodic track ’Bones’ out now via Ultra Music
‘Bones’ is a dreamy embodiment of work, blending playful keys, guitar riffs and complex beat-making with the rich vocals of Jack Hawitt. Combining synthetic sounds, the sonics of ‘Bones’ blend together to form an eclectic production filled with character and atmosphere.
A producer, songwriter and musician - some of the many facets shaping Luvian’s output as an artist, he quickly gained recognition through his Soundcloud uploads. With his back catalogue is filled with gems including the likes of ‘Valley Girl’ and his unofficial remix of Bon Iver’s ‘Holocene’ to name a few, he released his debut EP ‘Memories’ in 2016, with tracks ‘Forest’ and ‘Dayglo’ surpassing 5 million Spotify streams collectively.
‘Bones’ demonstrates the dynamic producing talents of Luvian, laced with Jack Hawitt’s smooth singing abilities. Set to have an exciting year ahead, the British artist will deliver his eagerly-awaited second EP titled, ‘A Time & Place’ due out later this year
Mahmut Orhan Smashes It With This One 'Save Me'
With a chart topping feel to this remix, Midi Culture have done an absolute peach of a job with their remix of Save Me by Mahmut Orhan
With a straight House no filters feel to this one, Save Me will be one of those hidden gem tracks we speak of - Those tracks you wouldn’t know about but you really should know about them
With some decent vocals and a dance vibe, Save me is one of those tracks that should be in your library as you will be singing along to this and getting you shuffle on when you hear it regardless where you are
This deep house number should get a lot of love this summer. Enjoy!
Australian duo L’Tric reveal their new single ‘The Way You Are’, out now via Neon/Island/PM:AM.
First surfacing as an instrumental titled ‘The Beach’ at last year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, this dancefloor weapon has been steadily gaining momentum ever since, picking up support from the likes of Avicii, Pete Tong, Danny Howard, EDX and Chris Lake amongst many others.
Now complimented by a rich vocal from LVL, the record has been reborn as ‘The Way You Are’ and is ready to soundtrack a whole new season’s worth of good times. The summer-infused single packs all the warmth of the Australian house hotspot Melbourne, home to L’Tric’s Ivan Gough and Sgt. Slick. The track combines bright synth patterns with an infectious bassline, underpinning LVL’s vibrant vocal performance.
A perfect fit for dancefloors and festivals alike, ‘The Way You Are’ is set to launch L’Tric as an international duo to watch.
Every track that is mixed in this 60 mins is pure fire!
We all know how DJ KGB gets down. His songs produced always stand out and have you finding space on the dance floor to show others your moves. Known for giving you either that soulful feeling or a straight up club banger to make you burn a hole in your shuffling Converses, DJ KGB has approached this mix in the same way and as you will find out, this mix is fire and will continualy give you a reason to reload it. Some of the sickest tracks you have never heard of have been mixed with some exclusive remixes of current chart topping music and we for one are very very pleased that DJ KGB managed to get his hands on these remixes as they are just entirely too much to handle!
Known bangers and hidden gems mixed together to create an early contender for mix of the year.
Fabric is Back!
So why should we even bother given you a reason to roll down and enjoy a night you will never forget?! Just hearing that Fabric is back should be enough for you to choose your attire for the weekend. But if you must know, Ellen Allien, Scuba and Terry Francis are just a few names that will be there to send you into music ecstasy. You on it?
Deep House Time!
For the first time since the launch of his new imprint KENZ, and his inaugural release “Get Whoa” — MAKJ returns with a brand new track “Work Me (MAKJ Deep Edit)” out now. This latest tune for MAKJ fuses elements of techno, electro and house putting emphasis on groove over energy. The song is a banging an edit of newcomer Madly’s original with transcending tribal beats in big room form, and it’s darker underground edge — this track is sure to be played out at clubs around the globe.
Discovering a passion for mixing and DJing by the age of 15, MAKJ has earned the title as an acclaimed producer, continuously exposing creativity and diversity throughout his music. At 17, he was able to hone and perfect his craft under the tutelage of legendary turntablist DJ AM. His originals such as his collaboration with Lil Jon have landed him multiple iTunes Dance Top 10s and a spot two years in a row on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs List. MAKJ’s prominence has led him to new heights, performing at festivals such as Coachella, EDC, TomorrowLand and Ultra. Having hosted his acclaimed weekly Revolution Radio show on SiriusXM Radio for 3 years now and at only 26 years of age, Mackenzie Johnson has achieved an almost unfathomable amount of success. His dedication to his craft and ambition will continue to propel him into the dance music spotlight. After releasing a collaborative track with famed party rocker and Internet personality Andrew W.K., MAKJ has been hard at work on his debut album, which is set to release soon.
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Holland’s rising DJ and producer Mike Williams brings his third release on Musical Freedom, ‘Bambini’.
Hailing from Holland, audacious producer Mike Williams has been holding it down on the decks since age 12. Every year since, the young producer has improved his craft along the way, playing live with the likes of Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Hardwell and Don Diablo. After a fantastic debut on Spinnin with ‘Sweet And Sour’ – which hit #6 on the Beatport Top 100 – he collaborated with mentor Tiësto on ‘I Want You’, which has already received over 9 million Spotify plays. His latest single on Spinnin’ ‘Take Me Down’, was an instant hit, getting to #2 on the Beatport Future House chart and amassing over a million views on Youtube. He looks set to continue making a major impact in 2017 as he tours and produces new music.