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EDX is one of Switzerland’s most-popular house music imports, especially in progressive house, electro house, and deep house. Born as Maurizio Colella, the Grammy-nominated producer and Sirup Music label founder has been having a very active 2023 so far. In mid-May, EDX released his first single of 2023, ‘Renascence’, a blissful jam filed with melodic vocals and vibrant beats. One month later, EDX and Frey collaborated to release their remake of the 1993 Eurodance smash hit single from Corona, ‘The Rhythm of the Night’.
On August 12th, the Swiss DJ will be in his hometown of Zurich as he plans to headline the Insomnia Dance Festival at the Hallenstadion. EDMTunes catches up with EDX once again as he discusses headlining the Insomnia Dance Festival, his latest North American tour, his recent music releases, rising artists on the Sirup Music label, upcoming music plans, and much more. Additionally, check out his exclusive radio show, No Xcuses, as well via Apple Podcasts.
Ken Ngo (EDMTunes): Hello EDX! You are one of the headlining acts for the upcoming Insomnia Dance Festival that will take place at the Hallenstadion in Zurich on August 12th, How are the preparations for your upcoming set at Insomnia going at the moment?
Maurizio Colella (EDX): Hey there! Great to speak to you!
Yes, I can’t wait for Insomnia Dance Festival. It is always special getting the chance to play on your home turf! The stadium itself is so impressive and I can’t wait to be back there after many years. I think it’s going to be one for the history books.
Will you give the readers a sneak preview of what to expect for your set at Insomnia next month?
If you check out my No Xcuses radio show, you will get a good feel for the type of sounds to expect! I want to represent Swiss dance culture as well as showcase some recent tracks from around the world that will certainly light the stadium up. I can’t give too much away, but there will be lots of moments during my set that you don’t want to miss. Make sure to be there if you can!
You have been on a North American tour for the past several weeks (with your last two tour stops being District Atlanta on Friday, July 21st and the Global Dance Festival in Denver on Saturday, July 22nd). What were some of the most interesting things in regards to music production that you conducted for your fans on your North American tour stops that were different from what you had made on your past tours?
The music world is always changing and I feel that people are currently very open and responsive to new sounds. I have been trying out some new material in my recent sets that people seem to have loved and I can’t wait to share when I can.
We also just hosted our NoXcuses Sunset Sessions in NYC and that was a real highlight. I was able to really experiment with new styles and sounds there. The audience were super energetic and a lot of fun!
In the first half of 2023, you released your first single of the year, ‘Renascence’, back in May. What have been some of the most memorable comments about the single that you have heard?
Around Miami Music Week when I was teasing the track, I heard a lot of really cool feedback saying it was one of the most diverse tracks of MMW. I really love it, and had been waiting a while to properly share it with the world, so I am always super happy to hear that kind of feedback.
Back in June, you also released your rework of ‘The Rhythm of the Night’ with Frey. When producing the rework of the classic 1993 hit track by Eurodance group Corona, how did you and Frey aim to make it stand out uniquely in comparison to the original track?
Since I was a young kid, I always wanted to get my hands on the magical ‘The Rhythm of the Night’ by Corona, produced by Roberto Zanetti (one of the most forward thinking and successful dance music producers of the last century). I will never forget experiencing it for the first time on a proper sound system during my summer holidays!
When I got permission from Zanetti himself, I started working on it two years ago with my friend Andrew p/k/a FREY and had this special feeling again. We wanted to ignite the feelings and memories of the original, but with a modern touch.
August is fast approaching in a couple weeks. Will the fans get to hear more new music coming from you in the next four months of this year?
Yes, I have plenty more music ready to go. Keep an eye on my socials for announcements!
Since you are also the label founder of Sirup Music, do you recommend any rising artists from the label that fans should definitely check out right now?
I actually love many on the label. There are sooo many! Let me pick just a few who are on the more underground and melodic vibes like:
Do you have any plans for another North American tour in 2024?
Definitely! We are always working on new tours and shows behind the scenes. We are already really excited for next year. 2023 has been incredible so far, and the speed that it has been going means that 2024 will be here in no time. As previously mentioned, keep an eye on my socials, especially on Instagram, to keep up to date with news about tracks and tours.
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By: Ken Ngo
Title: EDX Discusses ‘Insomnia’, Latest NA Tour, and More
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Published Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2023 13:20:54 +0000
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Three Upcoming Artists Who Are Pushing The Boundaries At AREA15
Think of Vegas and you think of top-notch food, over-the-top drinks, and entertainment unlike any other. And for dance music lovers, Las Vegas truly is the mecca.
From dubstep to house to underground techno, Sin City has it all, you just need to know where to look.
But for just as many mainstream headliners that are plastered across billboards on the strip, AREA15 has its own buffet of innovative and creative performers ready to show just how versatile electronic music can be.
Here are three upcoming artists you should know that are pushing the boundaries at AREA15:
This addictive house producer hails from Chicago but now lives in LA and combines the classic roots of house with the new-school creativity of the California music hub. Known best for her undeniable swagger and ability to get a crowd moving, J. Worra is a certified party starter.
Jamie Sitter (J. Worra’s real name) began her music career after she noticed the lack of female representation at a local music festival in her hometown and decided to join the scene ready to take over.
She told Gray Area, “I went to a festival early in my life and saw no women on the lineup at all. I had to give it my best to join this world and try and flip that. Now there are so many of us doing our best…When I started it was desolate for females but we’re seeing a big surge now. Men are paying more attention, and women are trying harder to help one another out.”
Now Sitter is an advocate for women in the scene as well as LGBTQ+ youth, a community she identifies with, and supports local charities and animal rescues.
One of the heaviest new bass artists to come on the scene, already being noticed by Bassrush and Lost Lands, is Mexican-born artist Jessica Audiffred.
Audiffred’s signature blend of bass and trap is a monster in the United States, but it was difficult to break through in Mexico.
She told Forbes, “When I was beginning to produce music, it was so hard for me because I didn’t have it anywhere. I didn’t have any spots for me to play my music here in Mexico City. It was hard for you to produce but then not showcase your own music. That’s why we had to create our own events and festivals, and that’s where we are right now.”
Breaking the mold and carving her name in the bass scene has already garnered Audiffred plenty of dedicated fans who appreciate her brand of authentic production both in her home of Mexico and right here in the States.
Now she’s joining giants like Excision on tour, selling out venues with Riot Ten, and releasing viral tracks that have the headbangers in a neck brace.
Fans of Boris Brejcha and German techno should know the name Ann Clue.
A musician at heart, Clue’s balance of both the light and dark elements of German techno brings a pure and genuine underground sound that’s rare to hear outside of Europe.
Her passion for the underground goes even further, telling Dancing Astronaut, “I think it’s because Germans have a dark soul and history and we tend to compensate a lot in hidden spaces – where we can lose control and let go of all the darkness.”
She continued, “I think that’s what you feel with techno – especially the type that has its highest peak now. It’s dark, rough, fast-paced, hard, and chaotic. This underground culture shows the darkest side of our souls and nature, which needs to be embraced like the bright side, but we are often afraid to show it or let it come through. Humans often think they have to hide their dark side because it’s not so pretty. But the whole world is about Yin and Yang – the Yin (dark) side needs a lot more attention in order to let go of fear and anxiety. And to see the beauty in it. ”
This understanding of the true culture that makes dark sounds so intriguing makes for an immersive experience unlike any other.
Grab tickets to these industry-shaking performers’ shows at AREA15 here.
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Published Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2023 20:32:33 +0000
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Corey James, Thomas Newson – ‘Sinister (Axwell Mi Amor Remode)’
Just because Halloween is over that doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to the dark side. In this case, Axwell remodes Corey James & Thomas Newson‘s latest, ‘Sinister’. The track is nothing short of sexy and spooky. With heavy Latino influences and somber yet beautiful vocals. Axwell’s label Axtone released the track this past weekend after charming his sets throughout the Summer.
The base of the Remode is Mosimann & Antoine Delvig’s Mi Amor, a powerful record that released under Axtone in 2021. The newly added elements bring out the darker, mystical side of a love song. Adding sinister textures and lots of reverb that bring out a flowing element to the track. Moreover, the Swedish House Mafia member still allowed the song to carry an effortless and playful vibe, making it a hit on international dancefloors.
The trio has been wrecking the Dance scene recently. On top of this massive release, Dutch DJ Thomas Newson earned Rank 33rd on 1001 Tracklists’ Top 101 Producers of 2022 and 2023. In addition, Axwell has been touring with Swedish House Mafia and releasing top hits like ‘Ray of Solar’. Ultimately, Corey James had a mindblowing hit with Steve Angello’s edit of ‘The Underground (House of God)’, climbing through Beatport Top 40.
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Published Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2023 12:49:38 +0000
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Apple Music Replay Drops Before Spotify Wrapped
Apple Music Replay is back for another year, offering users a retrospective of their musical journey. Launched in 2019, the feature underwent a significant update last year, aligning it more closely with the popular Spotify Wrapped. This year’s Replay, accessible through Apple Music’s webpage, provides a comprehensive summary of your most-listened-to songs, artists, albums, and more. To kickstart the musical reflection, Apple has released Replay just days before Spotify is anticipated to unveil its Wrapped stats.
A Web-Centric Experience
Unlike Spotify Wrapped, which boasts highly shareable charts, A.M.R.’s stats lack the same visual appeal for online sharing. Interestingly, these statistics are not directly integrated into the Apple Music app. However, users can still access their 2023 Replay playlist within the app. The Replay feature not only showcases a delightful highlight reel of favorite songs and artists but also includes a milestone tracker, measuring accomplishments such as reaching the milestone of listening to 1,000 songs.
Navigating Your Replay
To view your Replay for the year, simply head to replay.music.apple.com and log in with your Apple ID. The platform provides an in-depth breakdown of your listening habits throughout the year. With Spotify Wrapped set to launch in early December, Apple seems keen on giving Replay a head start, ensuring users get a chance to explore their musical journey before being engulfed by the impending Wrapped stats, widely shared on social media platforms,
For more information, be sure to check out Apple Music’s official website, here.
[H/T] – The Verge
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Published Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2023 13:52:35 +0000
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