Kygo’s New Album in the Works, SVDDEN DEATH to Throw a Music Festival, and More

From a BBC documentary about South Africa’s Amapiano music to TQD’s return after five years, here’s last week in electronic music.

SVDDEN DEATH To Throw His First Music Festival, Summoning of the Eclipse

After earning numerous accolades through his music production, SVDDEN DEATH is all set to host his first music festival called ‘Summoning of the Eclipse’. The one-of-a-kind event will be held at The Cavern, an underground cave in Tennessee, between October 21 to 22, 2022. 

In addition to the cave, the festival will organize a second stage above the cavern in an amphitheater to host its massive slew of artist lineup. Over 58 acts are revealed to perform, including the likes of ATLiens, Eptic b2b Space Laces, Must Die! b2b Aweminus, Sullivan King, VOYD, and Wooli, among others.

SVDDEN DEATH announced the festival in an Instagram post. He said, “IM THROWING MY FIRST MUSIC FESTIVAL!! I PRESENT TO YOU… THE SUMMONING OF THE ECLIPSE”

Kygo Discloses New Album in the Works

“I’m working on a lot of music. I was just in L.A. this whole week in the studio. Hopefully I have an album ready soon,” said Kygo in an interview on ‘The Julia Show’ prior to his appearance at Lollapalooza 2022. 

The upcoming record will mark Kygo’s first full-length album since ‘Golden Hour’, released in 2020. Despite the two-year interval, the Norwegian DJ has been dropping a variety of singles. He rolled out three tracks this year so far – ‘Freeze’, ‘Never Really Loved Me’, and ‘Lost Without You’ featuring Dean Lewis.

ODESZA Return for First Live Show In Three Years

After a three-year-long wait, ODESZA’s fans finally got to witness the electronic duo’s magic in person! The two-time Grammy-nominated duo consisting of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight made a stunning return to their hometown at a sold-out show in Seattle.

They kicked off their amphitheater tour at Climate Pledge Arena in support of their latest album ‘The Last Goodbye’. Their show on the 29th in Seattle marked the beginning of an amazing tour that will set out to be carbon negative.

ODESZA had a three-night run at Climate Pledge Arena, the world’s first zero-carbon arena, with shows on July 29, July 30, and July 31. The duo announced the amphitheater tour ‘The Last Goodbye’ set to come to 25 cities across the United States and Canada in March this year.

Find out their tour dates and read more about it HERE

BBC 1xtra Releases Documentary About Amapiano

BBC Radio 1Xtra presents a 25-minute documentary film on Amapiano music. It delineates the genre’s origin in South Africa, its rise, and global integration throughout the years. Titled ‘This is Amapiano’, the film focuses on the sound, production techniques, dance, and fashion of the genre. “From the streets of South Africa to dancefloors around the world,” reads their description.

‘This is Amapiano’ features pivotal players of amapiano scene such as Major League DJz, Mr JazziQ, Oskido, DBN Gogo, Felo Le Tee, and guest appearances from BBC Radio 1Xtra’s DJ Edu and Jeremiah Asiamah.

The extended version of the documentary is available on iPlayer HERE

TQD Releases New Single After Five Years

UK garage trio TQD returns with the track ‘There 4 U’ after five years. The collective, which includes Royal-TDJ Q & Flava D, released the new single via their own label.

“Ready to pick up where they left off and continue the next chapter in the group’s journey, with a wave of new music ready to flow,” said the group in a statement. The members initially teased their collaboration through individual Instagram posts while celebrating the fifth anniversary of their album, ‘UKG’. “Feels so good to be back in studio with my bass brothers. Trust me when I tell you.. we’ve got some insane music to drop this summer!” wrote Flava D in April 2022. 

Read more about it HERE

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