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Bassnectar Announces Massive New Years Eve 2017 Show In Atlanta

Bassnectar new years eve 2017

When it comes to hosting forward-thinking, large-scale events, Bassnectar is always one of the first artists that comes to mind. This year has been no different, with the experimental producer already hosting the two-day, ‘90s style Basslantic City festival in Atlanic City, the three-night “Freestyle Sessions” event in Colorado and the massive Bass Center X Festival in Virginia.  

These gatherings coupled with a steady stream of new music has had the Basshead community buzzing with anticipation of where his New Years Eve show would be held. For the past two years Bassnectar has hosted his 360-degree event in Birmingham, Alabama, but has hinted throughout 2017 that the event would find a new landing pad this year.

Today he finally revealed the answer: This year’s NYE will go further south to Atlanta, Georgia. Although it will not be a 360-degree show, it’s sure to be just as unique.

“Our intention is to design a magical portal into an Alternate Universe… when you cross the Threshold we intend to explore new undiscovered dimensions using a time machine built out of human energy… sound unrealistic? We don’t think it’s unrealistic – we think it is inevitable (: “ – Bassnectar

In addition to Lorin himself, producers What So Not, Ott, and Phutureprimitive will be joining as supporting talent. The show will take place on December 31 at the GWCC (the same place Bassnectar hosted his two-day Basslanta event back in 2016). Presale tickets go on sale tomorrow at noon ET, with general on sale this Friday also at noon. Find those here. In the meantime, check out the intricate lineup art below - enjoy!

RAC Shares Ethereal Remix Of James Vincent McMorrow’s “Evil”

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Between his eclectic remix work and genre-blending original releases, André Allen Anjos, known by his stage name as RAC, has consistently proven himself a powerful force within music. This year the artist has only reinforced this idea all the more with a stellar new album titled EGO, which features vibrant singles “Unusual,” “The Beautiful Game,” “This Song” and “I Still Wanna Know.” Today the artist is back with another dynamic release, this time remixing James Vincent McMorrow’s “Evil.”

RAC is a true master at creating the unexpected when it comes to his reworks, and this track is a perfect example of this refined skill. He takes his time with this one, stripping down most of the production in favor of delicate guitar plucks, faint percussion and violin melodies for the first half of the track. The production, percussion and vocals build from there, with RAC utilizing a gripping tension throughout the rest of the track. Check out the remix below and enjoy!

James Vincent McMorrow - Evil (RAC Mix)

Illenium Drops Emotive Single “Leaving” From Forthcoming Album ‘AWAKE’

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The time has almost come for Illenium’s long-awaited sophomore album, AWAKE, to drop on Sept. 21. The young producer has kept anticipation for the project ridiculously high throughout most of the year, dropping various electrifying singles with a number of collaborators. This stream of releases began all the way back in February with “Fractures,” with “Feel Good,” “Sound of Walking Away” and “Crawl Outta Love” following on a fairly consistent basis. Today Illenium shared track seven from the album, “Leaving,” an emotional piece that definitely meets the expectations the first four singles have set over the past few months. 

Illenium utilizes a slow, powerful build with this single, letting somber piano keys, the subdued sound of children playing and a faraway voicemail vocal sample take the forefront. Uncredited vocals (that many are speculating belong to Irish artist EDEN) step in from there, coupling well with the rising energy of the production. The drop is both emotional and brimming with intensity, something Illenium does well each and every time.

AWAKE was already stacking up to be one of our favorite albums this year, and after this single we can’t wait to see what the rest of the project holds. Check out “Leaving” and the album’s tracklist below. Enjoy!

Illenium - Leaving

AWAKE tracklist:

1) Needed You (ft. Dia Frampton) 
2) Crawl Outta Love (ft. Annika Wells)
3) No Time Like Now
4) Free Fall (ft. RUNN)
5) Illenium & Said The Sky - Where’d U Go
6) Fractures (ft. Nevve) 
7) Leaving 
8) Lost (ft. Emilie Brandt)
9) Illenium & Kerli - Sound of Walking Away
10) Taking Me Higher
11) Gryffin & Illenium - Feel Good (ft. Daya)
12) Beautiful Creatures (ft. MAX)
13) Let You Go (ft. Ember Island) 

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