Skrillex, Zedd, Sebastian Ingrosso & Others Sign Residencies at New Las Vegas Club LIGHTS w/ Cirque du Soleil

Skrillex, Zedd, Sebastian Ingrosso Others Sign Residencies at New Las Vegas Club LIGHTS w Cirque du Soleil

Love it or hate it, the electronic music phenomenon is in it for the long haul. Turns out that the people at Cirque du Sole are on board to help Skrillex begin his residency at newly opening Las Vegas nightclub LIGHTS in the Mandalay Bay hotel on April 26th. Moving from the main stage of major music festivals to the cutting edge of club life will be an adjustment for Sonny Moore but thankfully he doesn’t have to go it alone. The Vegas club is also bringing in 1/3 of Swedish House Mafia in Sebastian Ingrosso and up & coming superstar Zedd who has been helping Lady Gaga on her upcoming Artpop album. In the Rolling Stone article that you can see in the hat-tip below, Skrillex is described as “cautious” of using the Cirque du Sole dancers as a part of his show:

“It’s not about having acrobats for my set,” he says. “For me, personally, the objective is to have something based around your music and something you want to dance to, not something you want to stare at the whole time. But how do you make the environment completely immersive? I think that’s the goal for my show, at least.”

Zedd goes on to add that his time working with Lady Gaga has really brought him to think of the live performance of his music in a different way:

“Gaga’s a really great example. We’ve seen all sorts of production in dance music, but when I personally watched her production for the first time, I was reminded of how much there is we did not think of yet, and one big part of it is maybe the human touch,” he says. “We can have the brightest lights and everything we want to have, but what I liked about Gaga’s show was [that] there’s a lot of humanity; there are a lot of dancers and it’s almost like a theater play with music. I could see parts of that in the whole LIGHT concept.”

Regardless, this is just another huge step in the world of electronic dance music and further proof that it’s traction in the mainstream and business lights is here to stay. Sound off in the comments with which DJ you’d wanna see get a residency in Sin City!

[H/T: Rolling Stone]

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Ellie Goulding – Lights (Yonas Remix)

yonas remix lights

Yonas hits you with his latest electro infused track with this remix to Ellie Goulding’s “Lights”. Just a free track for his fans – you can never go wrong with some Ellie vocals. Give it a listen below.

Ellie Goulding – Lights (Yonas Remix)
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Written by: @aimxhigh | @thatnewjam

Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love ft. Calvin Harris

Somewhere on the interweb, there is a full leak of Ellie Goulding’s album Halcyon and although I would never think to just give out the full thing, I don’t think anyone minds a little free publicity. She gets top notch dance music production from Calvin Harris, only further proving that there are few people more on top of their game than he is right now. This album is HUGELY anticipated by all those hoping she could recreate the magic of her debut album Lights and if this is any indication of what’s to come, I don’t think there’s much to worry about.

Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love ft. Calvin Harris

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Mashup – Basic Physics – The Encore (Chiddy Bang x Hardwell x Deadmau5 x Ellie Goulding)

I’m not usually a huge fan of mashups but credit must be given where it’s due and its about time to give this one some. Made by Basic Physics, a new act out of Wisconsin he takes samples from mainstream hits and EDM bangers and combines them with perfection.

1. Chiddy Bang – Ray Charles
2. Hardwell – The World
3. Deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon (Madeon Remix)
4. Ellie Goulding – Lights
5. Porter Robinson – Say My Name
6. Laidback Luke – Rockin’ With the Best
7. Dr. Dre – Forgot About Dre
8. Wolfgang Gartner – Yang

See if you can find all of them and enjoy!

Basic Physics – The Encore (Chiddy Bang x Hardwell x Deadmau5 x Ellie Goulding)
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Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam