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On the release of Celestal's hot new record Old School Romance and the accompanying remix package, we had a quick chat to Celestal about his journey so far including the making of Old School Romance.
GALLEON: So, what inspired you to start making music and at what age.
CELESTAL: It’s my father who gave my twin brother and I our artistic side. He’s an amazing chef and has always encouraged us from a very young age to pursue our musical dreams. Growing up listening to Funk, Brazilian and French it was a nice mix. I started getting into music at 7 years old. I was always a very good trombone player and my brother played the trumpet. You get the point, but it’s what got us where we are today, ambition, playing with our friends at school as well as playing sports. It was great.
G: Tell us about Old School Romance and how it came about.
C: It’s a song that fits me so well - a mix of dance pop, melancholy, a gimmick of guitar and a simple melody that can touch anybody for it is filled with all kinds of emotions. The title comes from Nashville influences, the city of Rachel Pearl, the singers hometown. Moscow is also an influence, being the guitarist’ hometown. Of course, Paris was a huge influence, being where I produced the song. Each of us brought our own emotions and our own experiences to create this song. The song is unique being filled with a mix of influences and a soft touch.
G: How did you choose the remix package (including Funkstar De Lux and Matthieu Koss) or was this chosen by your record label?
C: Funkstar de Luke well that came about my label and I can tell you I was pleased because it went all kinds of places and I loved every bit from the start. Bravo. Regarding Matthieu Koss, what can I say I love the guy. Not only is he from my hometown (I had no idea before I met him), but he has his own universe, a little malicious side to him and a lot of personality that make me want to dance and go somewhere. He’s so talented. His remix is amazing.
G: What is in the works for Celestal in the next 12 months? Is there an album in the pipeline, and will you be touring?
C: Lots of work, I’m working on a bunch of new songs. Two are almost finished, very different styles. I’m also going to be working on getting together with Rachel in the days to come and I have plans with this male vocal as well. I’m always thinking about new melodies and ideas so an EP is definitely the next step for me. I’m also working a lot on promo, productions for other artists, remixes… my agenda is pretty booked. But I promise you lots of new things will be coming in a near future !
G: What are your three biggest records right now?
C: If there is one song that I have stuck in my head at the moment it’s most deff “One Kiss” by Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa. Finally some good house pop is back on the airwaves. Someone that I’ve always admired over the years is David Guetta, I know it’s not original but this guy has me feeling all kinds of ways with his collab with Sia on “Flames”. It’s a beautiful song, it works and has so much energy and tenderness. And lastly I think I’ll choose Jonas Blue with his latest song “Rise” that is following the footsteps of his song prior to that “Mama”. The guy is so talented, as well as kind hearted with so much talent.
DJ/Producer Dennis White aka Latroit won a Grammy for his remix of Depeche Mode’s track ‘You Move’ at this year’s 60th Grammy Awards, at Madison Square Gardens, New York.
His current release ‘Feather’ with Lliam Taylor & Aussie vocalist Charlz is currently being played on radio across Australia.
When Ozclubbers spoke to Latroit, he had just returned home to LA from New York and was decompressing from an intense week. He talks about the surrealness of winning a Grammy and how he came to work on the Depeche Mode classic “You Move”.
How did you come to work with Depeche Mode?
I was approached to remix the song and when I heard the vocal I like the way you move I just thought it was such a great vocal for a dance remix. I couldn’t get it out of my head and I had the entire remix done in my brain pretty quickly after hearing the vocal.
It was really natural, it came to me really quickly. Maybe just one day of prep. It has taken me 5 or 6 days previously to do a remix, but that is usually when I was overthinking things. Sometimes it’s just best to embrace the notion that your first idea is your best idea”.
You recently worked with Aussie vocalist Charlz on the track Feather. Can you tell us about how you and Charlz linked up?
I have been a fan of hers for a long time, I was familiar with her voice, we were linked up by a friend of mine. Charlz is the greatest undiscovered talent in the world, she’s my favourite vocalist, I love her work on Feather and I’m excited to see how her career evolves.
What advice would you give up and coming producers given the amount of music being released on a weekly basis (estimated 30,000 tracks on Beatport).
My advice is always the same for up and coming producers. Listen to what everyone else is doing, and then do the total opposite. Find a way to stand out from the crowd because you are far more likely to be ignored doing what everyone else is doing, than you are if you’re doing something that’s different and unique.
So, my two bits of advice are always the same, be good at your craft, be good! Put in the time, don’t fuck around on twitter and Instagram so much, get in there and be good at your craft. Just be conscious of doing something that’s unique that is natural to you. It’s so tempting when you hear something popular to want to do something that will fit but be unique.
How long does it take you to make professional tracks?
Sometimes a day but I’ve worked on songs for 6 months, if I’m not feeling it, I’ll shelf it and come back to it. There are songs I’ve let lay around for a few years. But try to find a balance and move on.
What's your favourite synth?
I have a Roland Juno 6 that I brought in 84’. It’s my favourite synth because I saved up to buy it. It was the first thing I played around with and that’s how I fell in love with electronic music. I still have it in my studio and I use it in some of my songs.
What’s it like winning a Grammy? – It’s a surreal experience at first. You’re asked - what’s it feel like when you hear your name? Well it doesn’t feel like anything, but your like, I heard my name and I was like oh shit! I didn’t prepare a speech because I wasn’t going to win this thing. So I had like about 15 seconds between this seat and that stage to figure out what the hell I’m going do in front of a room full of people. I really went straight to focusing on that and then there’s a bunch of stuff that happens backstage after that. There isn’t really a lot of time for it to sink in. Dave Chappelle won best comedy album and his speech summed it up perfectly, he said - I’d like to thank my wife, my dad etc etc and at the end he says “see you on Monday” and that’s exactly what it’s like. You arrive home and your back to taking out the garbage and doing your laundry.
Listen to Dennis’ incredible Grammy speech: Here
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In 2013, Swedish superstar Avicii was locked in as a headliner for Future Music Festival, alongside acts like The Prodigy, Boys Noize, and Zeds Dead.
But a few days before he was due to take the stage at the festival’s first leg in Brisbane, organisers announced that the ‘Levels’ hitmaker would no longer be performing in the city or at the following event in Perth. FMF cited “stomach-related issues”, for which Avicii was hospitalised as soon as he landed in the country.
Tim Bergling was also forced to cancel his lone Brisbane sideshow at The Met the following weekend, due to the severe ongoing illness. Bergling completed his Future shows in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne, but his health issues continued to dog him — he cancelled his closing set at Ultra Music Festival a year later, then subsequently scrapped all of this remaining shows.
Read More Watch DJs Open Up About Drug Addiction And Mental Health In This New Doco Bergling has now shared intimate and confronting footage of just what happened behind-the-scenes of that fateful Australian tour, which makes up a short part of his just-released documentary True Stories.
The 3-minute clip sees Bergling in a hospital bed, being advised by doctors in Brisbane that his gallbladder would have to be removed — and then a day later being asked by his tour manager about doing interviews for Future Music, all the while looking like he could pass out at any moment. It’s a sobering watch.
Bergling — who retired from touring in 2016 — has spoken at length about his struggles with the mental and physical pressure of DJing, telling inthemix in 2013 that his constant drinking and partying had landed him in hospital back in 2012.
He’s since made a comeback to dance music, releasing his Avīci (01) EP two months ago. He currently has no plans to return to the road.
Watch the clip below.
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After tweeting a short cryptic teaser that had the Bassnectar family clamoring over possible upcoming events, Bassnectar has officially revealed his return to Chicago, IL, March 30–31, 2018, after a seven year Windy City hiatus. The two-night run features an incredibly diverse cast of bass music’s most promising rising talent, including REZZ, TroyBoi, TOKiMONSTA, Ivy Lab, Danny Corn, and Bay Area newcomer Andreilien.
The theme of the spring time gathering, according to Bassnectar’s official blog, is set to “…celebrate the dawning of Spring: rebirth, regeneration, and a radiant gratitude for life.” The whole team promises to amp up all levels of art, music, interactivity, and community as well with staples like The Haven and The Gift Altar.
The spring announcement also comes as the first of four seasonal gatherings in 2018, of which Lorin Ashton presents as a bit of a jigsaw to be decoded by his devoted followers. The Bassnectar team will be planting tiny reveals and clues over the coming months as to dates, themes, locations, and line-up support. But for now:
Pre-sale tickets for the Spring special event will go on sale Wednesday, November 15th at 12pm ET. Regular tickets will go on sale the following day, also at 12pm ET. Read the full announcement on Bassnectar’s official blog.
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One of the biggest mysteries surrounding next year’s Electric Daisy Carnival was undoubtedly how camping would be handled. I say “was” because today the details have just been revealed, and it’s not really like any other camping festival out there right now.
First and foremost, there is no natural grass at the Las Vegas Speedway. After all, it is a desert. So driving up with just your tent and some stakes isn’t really an option – camping at EDC will remain a sort of VIP experience even at the most basic level, where campers can either drive in their own RVs or stay in some pre-furnished “pods” that have been set up by Insomniac.
Still, you can expect the same kind of campground experiences you would get at Middlelands, Electric Forest, or Beyond Wonderland… for a premium.
“Every year I challenge myself to find ways that we can enhance the EDC experience,” said Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac. “One of my dreams has always been to create an immersive camping element to the festival, and I’m proud to announce that today, that idea becomes a reality with Camp EDC. We’re building out an expansive campground complete with air-conditioned ShiftPod tents and a drive-your-own RV option, in addition to a full center camp area called The Mesa that features tons of amenities and activities like daytime pool parties, yoga, group exercise classes, a curated speaker series, 24-hour food and beverage options, go-kart racing and plenty of art. There are so many things our Headliners can explore in Camp EDC, but the most exciting part is that people will be able to connect with one another in a completely new way.”
As we mentioned before, EDC Vegas won’t be a “bring your own tent” kind of camping experience. Instead, all of the tent camping options are within ShiftPod2 structures; these are fully enclosed, lockable, and dust-controlled, with artificial grass flooring, air conditioning, interior lighting, and 4-port USB strips. This option begins at $1,199 per group of up to four people, and includes one vehicle pass.
The inaugural Camp EDC program will introduce three options:
Moonglow Camping ($1,199 per group, includes all taxes and fees): One vehicle pass plus accommodations for up to four people. Bedding is not included. Desert Rose Premiere Camping ($1,499 per group, includes all taxes and fees): Accommodations for up to two people. Includes one vehicle pass, one deluxe queen bed or two single beds with linens and pillows, premier location closest to the festival entrance, and exclusive access to dedicated Desert Rose Camping showers and A/C restrooms. Bring-Your-Own RV ($329 per RV, includes all taxes and fees): Accommodations for up to eight people. RV campers will receive a 15-foot x 50-foot parking space, one vehicle pass, access to tent camping bathrooms and showers, and all Mesa amenities. Water and power can be purchased separately. All RVs must have a working air conditioner powered by an on-board generator. Extra add-ons will be available for purchase on the EDC Las Vegas Camping website.
The Mesa will be available to all campers, and will serve as a sort of home base to congregate before or after the festival, or when you just need to head back to camp for a breather.
Featured amenities include:
Thursday night kick-off party in the campgrounds featuring special guest DJ sets on the Parliament Art Car Go-kart racing Expansive Mesa pool complete with palm trees and walk-up bars Glitter and jewel makeovers Hair cuts, beard trims, and styling at the Barber Shop, open daily Airbrush body art Traditional yoga, acrobatic yoga, meditation, and Reiki cleansing Sound healing Rave aerobics and hula hoop classes Live model art Field day games like foot races, tug-o-war, and scavenger hunts Speaker series and comedic character performances Women’s wellness workshops Shaded spaces and misting stations with artificial grass A variety of food truck options serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks Beverage stands featuring alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 24-hour filtered water, medical, security and Ground Control services A general store, an information booth and a lost & found Free charging stations A shuttle service to nearby grocery stores (at extra cost) Pedicab service to and from the festival (at extra cost) Camp EDC passes will be available to festival pass holders first, on Wednesday, November 15, at 12 PM PT, followed by the general on sale, Thursday, November 16 at 12 PM PT, here.
This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: EDC Las Vegas Reveals Details For Camping At 2018 Festival