From Four Tet revealing that he is working on a new album to EDC Las Vegas unveiling stage line-ups for 2023 festival, here’s this week in electronic music –
Skrillex Teases Two New Albums
Skrillex is on a roll! After releasing two records back-to-back earlier this year, the dance music superstar has seemingly teased two more albums. “QFF DGTC SKRLX CONTRA 23,” one of the tweets he posted on Twitter read. His fifteen-track sophomore album ‘Quest For Fire’ came out on February 17 and ‘Dont Get Too Close,’ Skrillex’s third studio album was rolled out on February 18.
The DJ/producer’s tweet seemingly lists his two albums released this year before ‘SKRLX’ and ‘CONTRA.’ which could be his upcoming projects for 2023 since he concluded his tweet with ‘23.’ His latest release is ‘Baby again..’ a collaboration with British DJ/producer, Fred Again and Four Tet. The trio are set to close Weekend 2 of Coachella 2023 on Sunday with a special set.
REZZ Announces Goth-Punk EP
Canadian DJ/producer REZZ took to Twitter to announce her Goth-Punk EP titled ‘IT’S NOT A PHASE.’ “I Have NEVER BEEN MORE EXCITED About a project,” Isabelle Rezazadeh, whose stage name is REZZ, revealed on Twitter. She added: “This music/era FULLY encapsulates my earliest inspirations & introductions to passion for music, combined with everything I love about electronic music.” The first single ‘Blue In The Face’ with Shadient and fknsyd from her forthcoming EP is out now!
“Feeling rly grateful that I feel I can release literally whatever feels most appropriate to my current vibe & my audience accepts n stands behind it FR would hate if I ever felt restricted in any way,” Rezz said in another tweet. “Every single track on this Ep is completely different from one another but the common theme is goth & having an evil tone.”
Four Tet Reveals That He Is Working On A New Album
Fans of Four Tet can expect a new album from the English electronic musician. He recently revealed on Twitter that he is working on a new record. “And I’m working on the live set for the squidsoup shows,” he wrote in another tweet. His last album ‘Parallel,’ a ten-track record, came in 2020. Four Tet’s latest collaboration ‘Baby Again..’ with superstar Skrillex and Fred Again was rolled out last month. The track has racked up over 11 million streams on Spotify so far.
Kieran Hebden, who is known popularly by his stage name Four Tet, also said he is “planning to get new music out before the shows start.” “Got stuff I’m making with William Tyler too,” he added. In February Four Tet played a five-hour sold-out headlining show alongside Fred Again and Skrillex. He also features on Skrillex’s 2023 record ‘Quest For Fire’ on the track ‘Butterflies’ with American songwriter Starrah.
Sama’ Abdulhadi Announces Underground Music Platform ‘Resilience’
Sama’ Abdulhadi is set to launch ‘RESILIENCE’ an underground music platform. Two free-to-attend fundraising parties will also be held at Recess, a nightclub in Beirut. The Palestinian DJ/producer will be bringing British-Canadian DJ/musician Richie Hawtin to this event next week on April 29, whereas Abdulhadi will get behind the deck to play all night the following day, Sunday, April 30. “I am excited to announce my new platform 𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐈𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐄, @resilience.world , launching in Beirut,” Sama wrote on Instagram.
“𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐈𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐄 is a global platform established for artists and creatives to share their stories and art that depict experiences of marginalisation, displacement and oppression. The platform aims to create a space for expression and advocacy, where artists can tell their stories and amplify the voices of individuals and communities often ignored in mainstream narratives,” she said on Instagram.
“For the people in The Middle East region, resilience is a necessity. We have lived through war, displacement, and corruption, we have been pushed to our limits, but refuse to give up. We are fighting for a better future for ourselves.”
“Through 𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐈𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐄, we hope to create a safe and inclusive space for all those who have been affected by adversity to come together, share their stories and find support. We believe that art and music have the power to heal, inspire and bring people together, and we hope to use this platform to showcase the work of talented artists who are fighting for a better world,” Abdulhadi, who rolled out ‘Reverie’ in 2021, shared on Instagram. Sama’ Abdulhadi announced her ‘Bring Back Beirut’ campaign last year to help Lebanon in the aftermath of the 2020 Beirut explosions.
EDC Las Vegas Unveils Stage Line-up for 2023 Festival
EDC Las Vegas returns for the 2023 festival next month from May 19 – 21 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The stage line-up for the music festival has been revealed via social media. Martin Garrix, Alisson Wonderland, David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Zedd, German DJ/producer Boris Brejcha, and DJ-duo SLANDER will take the Kinetic Field stage at EDC Las Vegas 2023.
Kaskade, Subtronics, Above & Beyond, and Fisher will play on circuit grounds, while Kaytranada, English DJ/producer James Hype, and Griz are among those that will grace the Cosmic Meadow. You can find The Martinez Brothers and Michael Bibi at the Neon Garden. Get ready to party like you never have before!