From Avicii being honored with a wind sculpture in a Stockholm park to Afrojack and DubVision performing on the F1 track, here’s this week in electronic music –
Illenium Announces New Album
Almost a year after dropping his last album ‘Fallen Embers’, which received a Grammy nod for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album, Illenium has announced a new album. ‘Fallen Embers’ featured collaborations from the likes of Grammy-winning artist Tori Kelly, Sasha Alex Sloan, Krewella, SLANDER, and more. He wrote “NEW… ALBUM” in a tweet on Twitter.
The album’s title, release date, and tracklist are yet to be announced but the DJ said ‘Shivering’, ‘All The Really Matters’, and ‘From the Ashes’ – a collaboration with American singer and songwriter Skylar Grey will be on the album.
His song ‘All That Really Matters’ with Teddy Swims was released in July this year, while ‘Shivering’ (feat. Spiritbox) came in May.
Avicii Is Honored With New Wind Sculpture in a Stockholm Park
A new sculpture has been installed at Humlegården park to honor Tim Bergling, who is popularly known as Avicii. It was the late EDM star’s favorite park in Stockholm which now houses the sculpture ‘Standing Waves’ in his memory. This sculpture was crafted by artists Adèle Essle Zeiss and Liva Isakson Lundin, while it was commissioned by Östermalm District Council in consultation with the music producer’s family. The sculpture, which was activated by the force of the wind, was unveiled on September 1. Avicii’s parents and founders of the Tim Bergling Foundation were present at the commemoration ceremony, accompanied by speeches and music.
“Like the wind, music can be experienced immaterially and spread through waves in the air,” said Zeiss and Lundin. The sculpture “reminds us how the energy of Tim Bergling’s music made people meet, feel and dance.”
“The wind also becomes a symbol of the uncontrollable forces that each individual encounters in life. The shifting movements of the sculpture make visible how complex a person is,” they added in a shared statement.
Andréa Hedin, said: “We want to pay tribute to Tim Bergling, whose music has meant so much to people around the world.” “The changing expression of the artwork and the location in Humlegården, one of Tim’s favorite places, make us remember him on many different levels,” she explained. Hedin is the chair of the City District Council of Östermalm who added: “It is also a way of honoring all the people who have passed away far too early due to mental illness.”
Afrojack and DubVision Performed on the F1 Dutch Grand Prix Track
Afrojack and DubVision teamed up for the song ‘Feels Like Home’, which they also performed on the F1 Dutch Grand Prix track before the race could begin. It is the official theme song for the 2022 Formula One Dutch Grand Prix. Celebrated DJs such as Hardwell, ‘The Motto’ hitmaker Tiësto and Armin Van Buuren have performed at a Formula 1 race. Now, the Dutch DJ Afrojack has joined the club too.
DubVision said their performance “was one for the books.” In a post shared on Instagram, the Dutch DJ duo DubVision continued: “Performing the @f1dutchgp Anthem together with @afrojack at the @f1 just moments before the race kicks off!! Shoutout to everyone who worked their asses off to make this happen!”
Pendulum to Perform in London in 2023
The EDM band Pendulum took to social media to announce that they will be performing at O2 Academy Brixton on March 5, 2023. “Brixton! It’s been a long time…,” the group, formed nearly two decades ago in 2002, wrote.
Their latest release since the group announced their split in 2012 is a four-track EP ‘Elemental’. It features Hybrid Minds on the third track ‘Louder Than Words’. The opening track on the EP is ‘Driver’, released in 2020, along with ‘Nothing for Free’. ‘Come Alive’ is the closing track on ‘Elemental’ that came out in April last year.
London’s fabric Club Launches New Label fabric Originals
fabric club in London is launching a new label, fabric Originals, with upcoming releases from Helena Hauff, Marcel Dettmann, DJ Bone, and more.
fabric’s new flagship imprint’s first release is a split EP by DJ, producer Eris Drew, and Brooklyn-based house music producer Octa Octa. Eris Drew’s ‘Star & Water’ is the opening track of the two-track EP ‘A Day After A Night With U / Stars & Water.’
“My record with Maya includes a love song written by each of us for the other about a special night we spent together alone on the beach during the early phase of the pandemic,” Drew wrote on her social media. “The water was cold off the New Hampshire coast but we were warm and filled with love.”
The upcoming fabric Originals releases will be from Detroit-based DJ Bone, German DJ Helena Hauff, I. JORDAN – a British electronic music producer and DJ, LCY, and German DJ who is a resident at Berlin’s Berghain Marcel Dettmann. Eris Drew and Octa Octa’s collaborative EP, and new releases from DJ Bone, and Helena Hauff are out now for pre-order as a limited-edition bundle.
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Bonobo’s ‘ATK’ Is Out Now
Bonobo has released his latest single ‘ATK’, accompanied by a video. His latest album ‘Fragments’ came in January this year and featured Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, O’Flynn, and Joji, among others. Simon Green AKA Bonobo’s new song is out on his Outlier label (in partnership with Ninja Tune).
“Initially a DJ edit of Atakora Manu’s ‘Dada’, it became something fuller and a track of its own,” the musician said about the song. “I felt it was a little too bashy to fit on the album, and wanted to save it as an OUTLIER release to be aimed more at the dancefloor.”
“We wanted to create a minimal film embodying ideas of serendipity and perception, allowing the world to reveal itself in unusual ways spontaneously,” the McGloughlin Brothers who directed the ‘ATK’ video said in a statement. “If you have ever looked out of a train window to see the wires and tiles weave and dance in a magical way, this, in essence, is what we wanted to capture in our film. Our own living ‘zoetrope’.”