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ODESZA, San Holo & More

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With a little over a month left until Firefly Music Festival kicks off at The Woodlands of Dover, Delaware, it is definitely time to start picking out your must-see sets. Many of the dance music acts on the Firefly 2018 lineup have already established themselves as talented, versatile artists that know how to get their crowds moving. Enjoy some live sets from our favorites who will be throwing down at another undoubtedly epic experience at The Woodlands. photo credit Firefly 2018 San Holo Known for his mesmerizing original tracks and trappy remixes, San Holo continues to draw festival goers to his live performances. He melds mellow tracks with fast-paced melodic trap effortlessly in his sets, taking attendees on a musical journey. Watch his performance at EDC Las Vegas 2017 below, and catch him at Firefly on Friday, June 15.  Cheat Codes Since achieving impressive mainstream success with some very infectious releases, Cheat Codes has been hitting up major festivals to put on epic shows for fans. Their sets mix the best of dance, hip hop, and pop music, giving fans the chance to let loose and dance to an epic, energetic blend of music. Check out their lively performance at Ultra Music Festival 2018 below, and catch them at Firefly on Friday, June 15.  Martin Garrix With original singles like “Forbidden Voices” and “Spotless”, and innovative, infectious remixes, Martin Garrix crafts perfectly curated sets that keep fans dancing. He puts on high-energy, captivating live performances and will definitely be bringing his massive sound to Firefly with him. Check out the amazing show Garrix put on at Tomorrowland 2017. If that leaves you wanting to hear more, listen to his powerful Ultra Music Festival 2017 set below. Catch him on Saturday, June 16, at Firefly. ODESZA Along with Garrix, ODESZA is set to take the stage at Firefly 2018. This duo creates melodic, emotive tracks that are best heard live. The pair often opts for live instrumental performances, adding depth to the experience. Just this year, ODESZA captivated attendees at Coachella Music Festival, with hypnotic light shows and ethereal sounds. Check out a clip of the set below, and catch them live at Firefly on Sunday, June 17. Check out the rest of the Firefly Music Festival 2018 lineup below. Grab your tickets to Firefly Music Festival and stay tuned for more coverage. photo credit Firefly 2018 Follow Firefly Music Festival: Facebook | Instagram | Official Website | Twitter 

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The History of Yes Live Albums

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In their tumultuous half-century of existence, Yes have released 15 live albums. That’s way too many live albums. No band, not even the kings of progressive rock, should average one concert recording every 3.3 years. Given the sheer bloat, it’s no shock that their stage discography runs the gamut from cosmically consummate (1973 triple-LP Yessongs) to cringe-worthy (2015’s Like It Is: Yes at the Mesa Arts Center).  Notice the trend? In their earlier, hungrier, more experimental years, Yes helped revolutionize the entire format: Yessongs and 1980’s Yesshows weren’t glorified bootlegs like many live records of the era – they were equal counterparts to their studio siblings, built on the same level of analog depth and detailed sound-staging. But in recent years, as the band’s lineup has essentially split into two touring factions, their overall live output has skyrocketed – resulting in seven albums in so many years. After all, writing songs is hard work, but recording the zillionth live version of “Starship Trooper”? These guys could do it in their sleep. Staring down Yes’ concert catalog is intimidating. What’s worth buying? What should’ve remained in the vaults? What should have never been recorded? It’s worth examining this body of work as a whole, starting at the very beginning. Yes recorded this behemoth triple-LP throughout 1972 during their promotional tours behind the back-to-back masterpieces Fragile and Close to the Edge, with engineer Eddie Offord manning the live sound. It remains the king of their live work: the sharpest fidelity, the most essential lineups (singer Jon Anderson, guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire, keyboardist Rick Wakeman and, depending on the track, drummers Bill Bruford and Alan White), the most emotional performances (see Wakeman’s fanciful organ solo on “I’ve Seen All Good People”) and a track listing that unfurls like an extended greatest hits package (including visceral takes on the 18-minute “Close to the Edge” and “Heart of the Sunrise”). Director Peter Neal documented this fertile period with a concert film of the same name, recorded Dec. 15, 1972, at London’s Rainbow Theatre. But Yes treated the movie like an afterthought, focusing their attentions on fine-tuning the sprawling album. “Although the making of the film wasn’t that problematic – they filmed it, and all we did was stand there and play – the mixing was deemed to be very, very important,”  Howe reflected in the Yessongs 40 Years After DVD commentary. “The album … was deemed to be as important as a studio record, which later in my career I found out very few people agree with that. A lot of live mixing is treated as a [secondary] thing.” Often viewed as Yessongs’ weirder little brother, this (scaled-down!) double-LP compiles material from their tours in 1976, 1977 and 1978. Since Yes covered a daunting amount of sonic territory in the mid-to-late ’70s – from the grandiose new age prog of Tales From Topographic Oceans to the symphonic fusion of Relayer to the sleek prog-pop of Going for the One – it’s fitting that Yesshows is more scattershot and less cohesive than its predecessor. That it happened to come out in 1980, after key featured players Wakeman and Anderson had already left, only adds to its disorienting effect. But that awkward, pasted-together quality is Yesshows’ essential charm. Where else can you hear full versions of for-die-hards-only deep cuts “Ritual (Nous somas du soleil” and “The Gates of Delirium” alongside the New Wave-tinged “Don’t Kill the Whale”?  9012Live: The Solos (1985) Easily overlooked due to its dumb pun title and emphasis on instrumental solos, 9012Live is a deceptively revealing piece of work. Yes recorded this seven-track set during their 90125 tour in 1984, after the slick “Owner of a Lonely Heart” had revamped their image from prog dinosaurs to MTV hitmakers. And while the band’s progressive edge certainly softened under the leadership of guitarist Trevor Rabin, this LP proved their firepower hadn’t been totally depleted. Sandwiched between sturdy versions of “Hold On” and “Changes” were several tracks of particular note: Tony Kaye’s Bach-quoting keyboard showcase “Si,” Rabin’s mile-a-minute acoustic guitar workout “Solly’s Beard” and a synth-favored update of “Soon” (the famous excerpt from “The Gates of Delirium”). Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe – An Evening of Yes Music Plus (1993) After the 1987-88 tour behind their 12th LP, Big Generator, Yes essentially disintegrated from a lack of creative momentum, leaving Jon Anderson free to form a new band – sort of. The singer essentially regrouped the classic Fragile-era lineup, recruiting Howe, Wakeman and Bruford (with King Crimson bassist Tony Levin in place of Squire, who remained part of the “official” Yes group). They recorded one self-titled studio album under a weirdly formal name (“Have you been in an accident? Pick up the phone and call Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe!”) and embarked on a world tour in 1989 and 1990, documented on this double-LP. The first album showcases each member’s solo talents (including Howe’s acoustic spotlight “Clap” and Anderson’s sparse take on “Time and a Word”), but the second disc is the selling point, featuring a mixture of ABWH tracks (“Brother of Mine”) and startlingly modern versions of classics like “Close to the Edge” and “Roundabout.” After the Rabin-Kaye-Anderson-Squire-White lineup completed their 1994 Talk trek, Yes split once again before reassembling with another jigsaw puzzle formation. The backstory is that British label Essential Records approached the management for the band (now reduced to Anderson, Squire and White) with interest in a new studio album – on the condition that they reenlist Howe and Wakeman to recapture the spark of their classic era. They wound up with two multi-part suites, “Be the One” and the 19-minute “That, That Is,” which, while far from the majesty of old, at least found the band aiming in that direction. To flesh out the release, Yes compiled the highlights of two shows recorded in San Luis Obispo, Calif. – and those live tunes — particularly the epics “The Revealing Science of God (Dance of the Dawn)” and “Awaken” — sound more zestful than any of their concert sets since Yesshows.  Keys to Ascension 2 (1997) For their live-studio hybrid sequel, the rejuvenated quintet followed the same format – with one very important tweak: They’d written and recorded enough new tracks this time – including the menacing “Mind Drive” – to fill up an entire disc. The live material, while offering no revelations of performance or set list (“Close to the Edge”? Check!), continued to benefit from the powerful mixing and engineering of Bill Smith, Tom Fletcher and future Yes member Billy Sherwood. Something’s Coming: The BBC Recordings 1969–1970 (1998) This two-disc compilation captures the band in their earliest formation – Anderson, Squire, Bruford, Kaye (in his first Yes go-round) and guitarist Peter Banks – during a series of sessions for BBC radio. The recordings are charmingly ragged, as to be expected given the date, and the repertoire is heavy on cover material – including psychedelic workouts on the Beatles’ “Every Little Thing” and Stephen Stills’ “Everydays.” Without any signature Yes songs in the track listing, Something’s Coming was always destined for die-hard fans only, but it remains an important document by showcasing the band’s more innocent roots. House of Yes: Live from House of Blues (2000) By now, we’ve officially entered the era of live LP gluttony. This recording, captured on Halloween 1999 at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, is the last offering from the transitional lineup – Anderson, Howe, Squire, White and guitarist Billy Sherwood, briefly tenured keyboardist Igor Khoroshev – that recorded that year’s vastly underrated comeback LP, The Ladder. It’s worth the price of admission for completists, if only to hear live versions of then-new tracks like “Homeworld (The Ladder).” But the band was starting to sound bored by their own greatest hits – a troubling sign. Yes gave their live show a much-needed jolt with Symphonic Live, which documented their 2001 Amsterdam show featuring the European Festival Orchestra. The set list blended new (highlights from their recent, orchestral-assisted Magnification LP) with all varieties of old (from “Starship Trooper” to “The Gates of Delirium”) and random (Howe’s Vivaldi-quoting guitar spotlight). The only downside: Wakeman was unable to perform due to scheduling issues. (Keyboardist Tom Brislin filled in capably, but he had some pretty huge shoes to fill.) This three-disc box set offers something for everyone, spanning the band’s tours and radio broadcasts from 1970 to 1988. The sound quality ranges from fly-on-the-wall to borderline-studio, and the track listing is similarly bonkers. Of particular note are the rarities, including an expansive cover of the Young Rascals’ “It’s Love,” the previously unreleased “We Can Fly From Here” (later reworked on the Fly From Here LP) and raw versions of Tormato cuts “Circus of Heaven” and “Future Times/Rejoice.” Live at Montreux 2003 (2007) With Wakeman back in the fold, Yes plunged forward with this double-disc outing, recorded during their headlining set at the famed Montreux Jazz Festival. The obvious tracks are here – hooray, yet another version of “Roundabout”! – but they fortunately sprinkled in some deeper cuts, including Anderson’s vocal barrage “We Have Heaven” and a retooled take on Relayer anthem “To Be Over.” Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe – Live at the NEC – Oct 24th 1989 (2010) A two-CD/DVD offering from the Yes-that-wasn’t offers more of the same: solid, late ’80s versions of prog standards and, well, some other, much less interesting stuff from Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe. After Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe assembled to record their second studio album, the suits at Arista Records quickly decided they needed some outside hands to help craft radio-friendly material. So who did Yes call, you ask? The other Yes. After Rabin handed over some music, the managerial brain trust determined that it made most sense for the two Yes factions to form a … union, leading to the band’s oft-maligned 13th studio album, a hodgepodge of too many players and very little musical vision. Thankfully, the resulting Union tour redeemed that wasted opportunity, showcasing what an eight-man Yes could do with everyone on the same page. The triple duo attack (Kaye and Wakeman, Bruford and White, Howe and Rabin) breathes new life into these sacred prog hymns: For proof, look no further than the drummers’ dual pummel on “Awaken.” In the Present – Live from Lyon (2011) Another transitional Yes lineup, another live album. In the Present – recorded in Lyon, France, prior to the release of their 12th LP, Fly From Here – features keyboard work from Wakeman’s son Oliver, along with the soaring tenor of Benoît David, the former Yes tribute singer who replaced Anderson in 2008 after health issues prohibited him from touring. All awkwardness considered, this one’s way more engaging than it should be – partly because, with Anderson out of the lineup, they toyed a bit with their set list, bringing in the early psychedelic stunner “Astral Traveller,” Squire-penned Tormato ballad “Onward” and metallic Drama opener “Machine Messiah.” Songs From Tsongas (2014) Documenting one of their 35th anniversary shows in May 2004, Songs From Tsongas arrived as a nostalgic glance back into happier, less turbulent times – in the age before tribute singers became the new norm. Just hearing Anderson’s voice again was probably enough for some fans, but the set list was also surprisingly well-rounded, incorporating rare tunes like “Mind Drive” and “Every Little Thing.” Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome (2014) Like It Is feels a like a defeatist title for this two-part live series, but it also feels accurate: With a new tribute singer (Jon Davison) replacing an old tribute singer (Benoît David), “Life goes on without Jon Anderson” seemed to be the mantra. This 2014 set, recorded in Bristol, England, highlighted the band’s Three Album tour, which featured full-run performances of Going for the One, The Yes Album and Close to the Edge. Perhaps realizing we didn’t need yet another live version of “Siberian Khatru,” they culled only the previous two LPs for this release. Other than proving Yes were still a thing – and offering rarely played cuts like “Turn of the Century” – this one has little reason to exist. Like It Is: Yes at the Mesa Arts Center (2015) Somewhere within their busy schedule of full-LP tours and live album releases, Yes managed to record a studio album with Davison, 2014’s Heaven & Earth. But instead of documenting those songs, Like It Is Part Two continues with the front-to-back album approach, this time featuring Fragile and Close to the Edge. Did we really need that elusive concert version of Bruford’s noise-jazz interlude “Five Per Cent For Nothing”? Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-Two (2015) Sure, Yessongs is the pinnacle of live Yes. But only the most obsessive Yes fan would hear a triple-LP and think, “That’s well and good, but how about 11 more discs?” Progeny features seven full shows from the Close to the Edge North American tour, with the same set list for each performance. It’s a lot to soak in, and even die-hards would fail the blindfold test – at a certain point, if you can spot the intimate differences between the Ottawa and Knoxville shows, you may have a tad too much time on your hands. But even if you only listen to it once, Progeny is worth that one ride: Too much of a good thing can only be overkill but never unwarranted. Topographic Drama – Live Across America (2017) After Squire’s death in June 2015, Yes carried on by recruiting former member Billy Sherwood, the late bassist’s friend and disciple, to step into his massive boots. Not long after, White was forced to step aside temporarily due to back surgery, with replacement drummer Jay Schellen offering his services. This patchwork lineup toured throughout 2016 and 2017, performing the entirety of Drama and half of Tales From Topographic Oceans, hence the name of this perfunctory live set. Without a single founding member in their ranks – and with only one classic-era player, Howe, in stage-ready condition – it’s hard to even call this band Yes. And judging by the sloppy rhythmic timing (the intro to “Machine Messiah”) and out-of-sync riffs (“Close to the Edge”), they were having trouble living up to their own mighty name. The good news: Given how often they release live albums, we shouldn’t have to wait long for a redemption LP.

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A Stroll Through EDC 2018 [Playlist]

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EDC Las Vegas 2018 is less than three weeks away. As we pack our  “Get Lit” T and other rave essentials, turn up the volume and bass to our carefully curated playlist that catches the vibes from each stage. photo credit EDC LV Listen to our EDC Las Vegas 2018 Playlist:  Our EDC Las Vegas playlist starts off with sounds that will be blooming from the Neon Garden. Neon Garden EDC lineup Techno and tech-house artists we chose for our playlist to represent the Neon Garden stage are Paul Woolford, Hot Since 82, Latmun, Lauren Lane, Green Velvet as he presents is legendary La La Land, Maceo Plex and Gorgon City. This will be a real tough stage to leave. Neon Garden photo credit EDC LV Next in our EDC Las Vegas playlist we include some of the bigger names like Kygo, Marshmello and Slander to represent the sounds that will be swirling around the Kinetic Field stage. EDC Lineup photo credit EDC LV To present the music coming from the Cosmic Meadow stage we included San Holo, Ekali, Whethan, Big Wild, Illenium and Shiba San in our EDC Las Vegas playlist. EDC Lineup Cosmic Meadow photo credit EDC LV Our playlist then presents artists like DROELOE, Blackgummy, Claude VonStroke, EXCISION and Armin Van Buuren, who we will be getting down to in the Circuit Grounds. EDC Lineup Circuit Grounds photo credit EDC LV Our EDC Las Vegas 2018 playlist then features must see artists that will be on Stereo Bloom stage. EDC 2018 Lineup From this stage we have added tracks from the provocative Los Angeles house duo Strange Club, the Moscow party slayer VOLAC, Dirtybird’s new secret weapon Fisher and an Australian wizard Zeke Beats. It will also be tough to leave this stage of newer talent, but curiosity will get the best of us… EDC Stereo Bloom Stage photo credit EDC LV Over at Basscon’s Wasteland stage get dirty with some hardstyle music and sounds by artists like HeadHunterz, Gammer and Dr Phunk. EDC Lineup Wasteland photo credit EDC LV Next, get ready for some monster sounds that will be blasting from the BassPod by the likes of Flux Pavilion, Zomboy, Shag Heddy and many more. Brace your face for artists potentially covering Korn… Basspod EDC Lineup Basspod photo credit EDC LV To finish our stroll through EDC 2018, lets review the smooth and trance predominate, Dreamstate curated stage- Quantum Valley. Quantum Valley EDC Lineup From the Quantum Valley stage we included tracks from Oliver Smith, Gabriel & Dresden and of course Dash Berlin. Quantum Valley photo credit EDC LV We hope now you have a better perspective on what stages will appeal to you more. We look forward to seeing your beautiful bass faces soon. If you haven’t secured your EDC pass yet, then do that now. Follow EDC Las Vegas 2018: Facebook | Website | Instagram | Twitter

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Phil Collins Promises Major Tour Announcement

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Could the long-awaited Phil Collins U.S. tour finally be happening? The drummer and singer said he’s going to drop some big news early next week. The tease came on Collins’ Facebook page, where a message reading “Big announcement coming Monday — any guesses where Phil is going in October?” was accompanied by a black-and-white photo of Collins with the words “Not Dead Yet Live!” Last June, Collins played his first full-length concert in seven years at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. But a planned five-night stand at London’s Royal Albert Hall was cut short after the third concert when he slipped and fell in his hotel room and suffered a “severe gash” on his head that required stitches. The fall was the result of a condition from which he suffers called “foot drop” that affects Collins’ ability to raise the front part of his foot. Subsequent shows in Europe were unaffected, and Collins performed the rescheduled dates in November. Earlier this year, he spent a month touring in South America, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Collins’ return from his self-defined retirement, which began after his 2010 tour in support of Going Back, was tentative. He first sang a pair of songs at a spring 2014 concert at the Miami Country Day School, where his sons were enrolled. Two years later, he sang seven tunes at a fundraiser for his Little Dreams Foundation, a show that he was supposed to perform in December 2014, but canceled due to vocal problems. Although Collins hasn’t toured the U.S. in years, he appeared twice on television in 2016, first at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, where he sang “Easy Lover” with Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr., and “In the Air Tonight.” Two months later, he promoted his memoir, Not Dead Yet, by going on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and singing “In the Air Tonight” with the Roots backing him up.

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Strap In for DROELOE & Whethan’s Massive Too Future. Mixes [Free Download]

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Strap yourselves in, we’ve got a two massive Too Future mixes from the homies DROELOE  and Whethan, available as a free download. This Netherlands duo, DROELOE, have been absolutely tearing it up the past few years including one of my favorite releases of this year, “Lines Of The Broken” with San Holo. Now they are working their way the biggest stages in the scene. We are excited to present to you DROELOE’s Too Future. Mix DROELOE Too Future Mix The mix features a Halloween edit of “zZz” as well as music from Rustie, Whethan, a remix of The Chainsmoker’s ‘Paris’ by Vincent and more. Some mixes you don’t have to listen to before hitting the download button, like this one. Anything coming from DROELOE has been golden and this mix is no different. Listen to and download for free DROELOE’s Too Future. Mix:  Tracklist: 01 DROELOE – zZz (Halloween Edit)02 Rusty Hook – Drip03 Rustie – Big Catzzz04 Point Point – All This (Acapella)05 Boombox Cartel – Phoenix06 Hex Cougar – Agatha07 DROELOE – Lilypads08 Maxd – Explore09 DROELOE – Sunburn10 The Chainsmokers – Paris (Vincent Flip)11 Whethan – Savage12 Whethan – Savage (Sem Remix)13 Cashmere Cat – 9 (After Coachella)14 Cashmere Cat – 9 (After Coachella) (KRANE Remix)15 DROELOE – Nothing Wrong16 San Holo – Light (Deon Custom Remix)17 Kanye West – All Of The Lights (Nitti Gritti Remix)18 San Holo – We Rise19 DROELOE x San Holo – Lines of the Broken (feat. CUT_)20 Sem – Awaken21 Galantis – You (Psychic Type VIP Remix)22 DROELOE – Kintsugi23 w/ Alice Deejay – Better off Alone (Acapella)24 Hot Sugar – and the walls came tumbling down BONUS DROELOE ‘Backbone’: Next, for the official 100th Too Future. Mix, Whethan gets the honors to spin a special mix for you. Whethan Too Future. Mix Having collabs with Charli XCX, Broods, a stellar mixtape with Louis The Child, and numerous fantastic remixes, it’s easy to see why Whethan is quickly becoming one of the biggest names in the game. For 30 minutes he blends new hits with old classics, like a remix of Janet Jackson‘s ‘What’s it Gonna Be’. Mixing through tracks from Kaytranada, EPROM, ELOHIM, Flume, Mura Masa, as well as some unreleased material, Whethan delivers an unforgettable mix that you’ll have on repeat all summer. Listen to and download for free Whethan’s Too Future Mix:  Tracklist: Whethan – IDWhethan x Louis The Child – Happy BirthdayJanet Jackson – What’s it gonna be (Kaytranada Remix)Whethan – IDWhethan x Louis The Child – Chop It UpFlume – Hyperparadise (SAINT WKND Remix)Kid Cudi – Day N Night (Just A Gent Remix)Mura Masa – Lotus EaterEPROM – HurricaneClairo – Pretty Girl (Wallflower Remix)Whethan – Be Like You (Feat. Broods)BROCKHAMPTON – Stains (Whethan Flip)Elohim – Sensation (Whethan Remix)Chance The Rapper – All Night (Louis The Child Remix)Whethan – High (Feat. Dua Lipa)Zeeke Beats – DispatchKink – The Universe In Her Eyes Along with this fire Too Future. Mix, Whethan has been producing more stellar tracks that you have to listen to. For one, ‘Be Like You’ is his latest work, then we cannot get enough of his hip-hop driven track ‘Love Gang’  that fills you with confidence and love. Listen to ‘Be Like You’: Listen to Whethan’s ‘Love Gang’: Follow DROLOEO: Website | SoundCloud | Instagram | Facebook Follow Whethan: Website | SoundCloud | Instagram | Facebook 

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Watch Robert Plant’s Live Version of ‘The May Queen’

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Robert Plant has released a live video for the song “The May Queen” from latest solo album Carry Fire, which was released last year. The song’s title references Led Zeppelin’s classic “Stairway to Heaven,” a point Plant said was intentional when Carry Fire was first announced last year. “I respect and relish my past works, but each time I feel the incentive to create new work, I must mix old with new,” he noted at the time. “Consequently, the whole impetus of the band has moved on its axis somewhat – the new sound and different space giving way to exciting and dramatic landscapes of mood, melody and instrumentation.” You can watch the live video for “The May Queen” below. Earlier this year, Plant discussed his approach to writing music, arguing that it was a craft rather than an art. “Art’s a heavy word,” he said. “I think ‘craft’ is the term I would use. … I think you grow into what might initially be an infatuation with the idea of entering something very special, very daring. And as a kid, as a young teenager, I was drawn to the lights because I came – like so many kids out of my generation in Britain – we came from a kind of very gray, post-war … the residue of a lot of pain and strife.” Plant added that he’s been “a music fan, and a fan of all things interesting and occasionally unique, all my life. … So I’m always a member of the audience and an entertainer, really.” Repeating his assertion that music is a craft, he acknowledged that “sometimes it’s clever – sometimes it’s a real flop.” Plant continues to tour in support of Carry Fire, with two U.K. dates this month followed by more North American shows from June 8-29.

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Train Yourself Proven Methods To Learn Acoustic Guitar – EDM | Electronic Music | EDM Music | EDM Festivals

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Have you actually wanted to grab the guitar and get started with playing your favorite tunes but procrastinated? What about appreciating artists that are performing on stage? Go to this link to get extra information regarding the subject matter… Maybe you could have quizzed yourself: “Precisely how can I be similar to these individuals?” Well, the foremost thing individuals got to carry out is to make a change and get educated about the acoustic guitar. Just before you decide to dive straight away into the world of guitar playing, this is one essential piece of advice that beginning guitar players must take into consideration. You would be wise to get started with learning a language the fundamentals of playing the guitar. I have noticed various guitarists become significantly more discouraged shortly after playing the guitar for a little time. When the cause of the predicament was traced, it was found that several had skipped or ignored the basic principles of guitar playing. Go here to find extra information regarding the subject… Lots of brand-new guitarists fall into the trap of jumping directly into trying to learn very challenging tunes purely because they were motivated by the objective to play their very own preferred songs. These particular guitarists generally avoid learning the fundamentals of playing the guitar, and as time pass, they put up with burnout as they find it increasingly very difficult to develop the ultimate results they yearn. Most notably, it is of great necessity that the guitar is tuned appropriately. An out of tuned guitar strictly sounds horrifying. Hence, it is a good habit to commit to some time to tune your guitar well before playing it. By reiterating this procedure every time you grab the electric guitar, you would also be discreetly be exercising your ears. We’ll perform a poll, how many guitarists presently can name every single distinct part of the guitar and mention their purposes? Through getting familiar with the various guitar components, it wouldn’t only assist in learning the guitar but also strengthen your potential to come up with revolutionary sounds. For illustration, are you aware that there can be a variety of certain points on the guitar strings which will give rise to harmonics whenever played? Follow this link to discover the extra information regarding the subject… One of the most the majority imperative stuff that many guitar lovers at times neglect to undertake before the training tends to be warm-ups. Practicing the guitar is without a doubt relatively very similar to taking part in physical activities. Whenever you get started with practicing, it is more beneficial to warm up your fingers together with mindset when it comes to learning the guitar. Most of the time, a basic warm-up workout routine with your fingers would take roughly 5 minutes and enhance up the fingers to stronger efficiency. I hoped these guitar ideas had generated a glowing difference in studying the guitar in your case. For any new guitar player, there is always still a large amount of guitar knowledge you can buy on the world-wide-web, and one of the most critical ingredients towards your success is always to persevere. Simply by continually practicing the guitar and wanting to learn different information, you would probably end up improving with time. Always remember not to get discouraged and always keep an open mind with regards to learning the guitar. About the Author: Carol James is a writer and senior editor. She has MA degree in social sciences and writes articles, reviews on the different actual subjects. So, if you have any questions regarding the writing, feel free to ask her and visit her company’s page EssayLab. Sponsored Post

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Led Zep’s History Includes ’38 Years of Darkness’

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The drummer’s passing in 1980 brought an end to the band, and only a handful of standalone reunion shows having taken place since then. “It’s 50 years, but it’s not 50 years,” Plant told Mojo (via Blabbermouth). “It’s 38 years of darkness for a family. So all that hullabaloo is great, and I’m sure there’s be come great things to come out of it.” Plant recalled his relationship with Bonham, noting that “Bonzo and I, we’d been through so many things before the big time. We kinda read each other like books – we were like brothers. But in reality, and physicality, and spiritually, losing John, obviously we … everybody got together and said, ‘This can never work again.’” The band’s concerns had then turned to protecting Bonham’s family from “this kind of surge of media stuff,” he said, adding that he had “experienced that a couple of years before” when his young son Karak died. “To lose John was criminal,” he said. Elsewhere in the interview, Plant revealed he had kept three unused Quaaludes pills from the late ‘70s or early ‘80s. “The label on the bottle says, ‘Robert Plant – for sleeplessness’ – it looks like an album cover,” he noted. “Three Rorer 714s from Schwarz Pharmacy in L.A., and I often think to myself, ‘Wow, there they are: poison!’” Plant, who continues to tour in support of latest solo album, Carry Fire, said that he was looking forward to an upcoming Led Zeppelin archival release. “I might even get a free copy,” he joked. While no details of any official anniversary event have been announced, the singer previously reported that a meeting had been planned to discuss the possibility.

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Swedish DJ Avicii Is Remembered By Many In The EDM World [Playlist]

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It’s been a sad weekend since Swedish DJ Tim Bergling mostly known as Avicii was announced dead on Friday, April 20th at only 28 years old. The Iconic artist was without a doubt someone who helped introduce the electronic music to many fans. Throughout the entire weekend, social media was filled with many sorrows and condolences from many including DJs and celebrities. We have created a playlist of his music to soak up his vibes to commemorate his wonderful life. Avicii is a legend that will be forever remembered in music’s history. Avicii via Facebook Many tributes for him were delivered after the news went public. One was Kygo who closed his Coachella set on Friday night with the track “Without You“, by his dear Avicii. Kygo confirmed that he was his “biggest musical inspiration” and “the reason why I started making music.” Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Odesza, Deadmau5, Laidback Luke, DJ Snake, and Skrillex were only a few of thousands of tweets that were posted online sharing thoughts of the young artist. Even after his passing, his personal social media followers increased extensively. Avicii’s career started when he posted music on Laidback Luke’s Forum in the late 2000’s. This was a platform which feedback is shared between DJs and producers from music that is posted. His track “Levels” broke out in 2011 and became the #1 hit in his home country Sweden and on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. Avicii earned his first Grammy nomination on releasing such masterpiece. This Grammy nomination was only the first of many which were a reflection of how talented the producer was. Avicii via Facebook He earned himself another one once he did a collaboration with David Guetta, “Sunshine“ and became the first electronic artist to headline New York City’s storied Radio City Music Hall in the same year. His first studio album, True is what escalated his musical career. The album included his international hit “Wake Me Up” featuring vocals by Aloe Blacc which was #1 hit in numerous of countries and became the #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Listen to our playlist to commemorate Tim Bergling.  Two years later he released his second album Stories and featured collaborations with Gavin DeGraw, Chris Martin, Robbie Williams, Wyclef Jean and many more. 2016 was the year Avicii decided to retire with a sentimental letter to his fans. He made it clear to the media that it wasn’t the music or shows but everything else that came along with this career. He was not like many others who enjoy the spotlight. Avicii confirmed he was an introvert and didn’t care about the fame. Avicci had been suffering from health problems before he retired. He had suffered from acute pancreatitis in 2014 and had his appendix and gallbladder removed. Facing major health problems, he still left a reputable imprint in the music world. With awards from MTV, Billboard, and the Grammies, Avicii was referred to being one of the most successful and popular EDM DJs of all time  Watch one of Avicii’s last live sets at Ultra Music Festival in 2016: Follow Avicii: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | 

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Watch the Heartbreakers Play for First Time Since Tom Petty Died

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Three members of the Heartbreakers reunited on stage at the weekend for the first time since Tom Petty’s sudden death in 2017. Guitarist Mike Campbell, keyboardist Benmont Tench and drummer Steve Ferrone took part in Stephen Stills’ fifth annual Light Up the Blues charity event, which also featured Neil Young, among others. The Heartbreakers played alongside Stills and Patti Smith before taking part in the night’s finale. You can watch video clips below. Petty died at 66 last October, after taking an accidental overdose of pain medication. After the tragedy, Campbell and Tench wrote personal messages of thanks to fans for their support. “Your condolences have been a life saver for me,” Campbell said. “This has been so surprising and devastating for me and the band as I know it has been for you. It will take a long time before I get over this. I will carry on for myself and all of you who love the music.” Campbell also said that he’d be “eternally grateful” for the time he’d spent with Petty. Watch Stephen Stills and the Heartbreakers Play ‘I Won’t Back Down’ Tench said the weeks following his colleague’s passing had been “awful” and continued: “What I do want to tell you is how much I appreciate your kindness and support. I’ve had the opportunity to hear from and speak with many of you, both in person in Los Angeles and New York, and through social media. You have been a great source of comfort. This band, and the extended family Tom gathered around him, is a strong and loving group of people, and we’re all very tight, and all leaning on each other. Love will certainly see us all through this.” He added that he’d learned many lessons from Petty and aimed to continue applying them “going forward, in whatever ‘forward’ might be.” Watch Patti Smith and the Heartbreakers Perform ‘Because the Night’ Light Up the Blues began in 2013 when Stills and his wife decided to raise awareness and funds for those struggling with autism, like their son Henry. “With the help of steadfast friends and concerned professionals that shared our determination, Kristen and I battled through conflicting diagnoses, emerging information and trial-and-error, and were able to find a path that lead our boy to a far better way of life,” he said. “And now he’s in college.” Stills also confirmed that the event would return in 2019. Watch the Heartbreakers Join an All-Star Cast for ‘What the World Needs Now’

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