David Guetta heads to Dubai for a historic fourth United At Home stream [Watch]

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From a poolside Brickell high-rise to New York City’s Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center to Paris’ iconic Louvre Glass Pyramid on New Year’s Eve, David Guetta secured another breathtaking venue for the fourth installment of his United At Home fundraising series.

Streamed on February 6, David Guetta extended his consecutive campaign of bucket list landscapes throughout the past year, standing on the rooftop of Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab hotel for a runtime of 60 minutes. Driving donations towards both UNICEF and Dubai Cares, the latest United At Home edition brought out an elite 17-part tracklist, including David Guetta and MORTEN’s ID from Tomorrowland NYE, which currently resides on Dancing Astronaut‘s most-anticipated tracks of 2021, the unveiling of a second Future Rave collaboration between the duo and RAYE, two incoming Jack Back productions, and plenty of other inclusions worth watching for.

Stream David Guetta’s complete United At Home stream from Dubai below.

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Saturday Night Session 045: Andrew Rayel reveals why ‘Silver Lining’ sets the tone for 2021 and finding balance

Saturday Night Session 045: Andrew Rayel reveals why ‘Silver Lining’ sets the tone for 2021 and finding balanceHi Ibiza Andrew Rayel

Few moments are more sacred than the reprieve Saturday night provides from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a feature dedicated to “doing the night right” was born. Saturday Night Sessions are set around energizing mixes meant to get the (socially distanced) party started. New or old, each episode has one cornerstone thing in similarity: they serve as the perfect backdrop for the weekend pregame.

There is something special about knowing what one’s sound and preferred genre is, and then sticking to that as a music producer. In a world where there is a lot of pressure to homogenize as a mainstream music producer, Andrew Rayel has devoted his career to Trance music, and he has paved a lot of paths for other artists within the genre. Whether it is through his “Find Your Harmony” radio show or his inHarmony record label, the producer keeps the Trance community fed with content and plays a huge role in building opportunities for up and coming artists to watch.

In addition to his Trance roots, Rayel has found ways to experiment with his sound while still staying true to who he is as an artist. This is exemplified through his newest release “Silver Lining.” Thanks to punching vocals that have been fused with a piano and instrumental based backdrop, the track combines sharp edge with the euphoric sound that fans are accustomed to – all of which blend brilliantly with the electronic melody that becomes the focal point during each climactic drop.

“Silver Lining” brings a piece of summer to what is, for many, a dark winter. Rayel talks about the release, explaining the significance of the track’s message and how mindset can shape any situation. He shares, “Silver Lining is something that truly comes in the times we’re in, but if you really think about it, it’s actually your entire life process. We go through so many experiences in life, good and bad ones, and I truly believe in every situation no matter how hard it is, finding the silver lining of sides will help you move forward. So I truly hope we all try to think that in time of need and I hope you will enjoy this record as much as I do!”

“Silver Lining” is not a typical Rayel release, and when asked the question of what his favorite output of all time is, he answered, “Ha, that’s like asking whose your favorite child. I LOVE ALL MY CHILDREN!”

While Rayel has his own record label with inHarmony, the producer is an Armada Music mainstay whose output is nothing short of extensive. He released five singles in 2020, and “Find Your Harmony” is nearing its 250th episode. Staying busy is in the producer’s nature when it comes to his work, which provides the perfect contrast to what he shares are his recent hobbies. Rayel is nothing short of relatable when he comments, “Define hobbies…does walking from your fridge to your couch or studio one of them? If so, I have mastered the art of it.”

Rayel is entering 2021 with a renewed sense of focus when it comes to balance. This is displayed through his new musical direction with “Silver Lining” and his personal balance of family, friends, and hobbies alongside his work. Rayel leaves fans with a Saturday Night Session that is nothing short of “Melodic and Euphoric” to get their Saturdays going in an effort to keep the energy alive and Trance fans excited.

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Can you tell us more about your new release “Silver Lining”?

Silver Lining is something that truly comes in the times we’re in, but if you really think about it, it’s actually your entire life process. We go through so many experiences in life, good and bad ones, and I truly believe in every situation no matter how hard it is, finding the silver lining of sides will help you move forward. So I truly hope we all try to think that in time of need and I hope you will enjoy this record as much as I do!

You are nearing your 250th episode of your “Find Your Harmony Radio Show,” which is a big milestone. How do you yourself find harmony in your everyday life?

YES! 250 episodes coming up, super excited for that, we’re going to announce details for that soon, as well as the anthem! It’s been such a huge journey with radio show and seeing it grow from the bottom up, the community and love we get, being able to promote artists and help them just like help was given to me at the start of my career. Which to me is part of finding my harmony, and of course balancing that out between my personal life & family connection.

Where do you draw creative inspiration from?

From my day to day experiences, tour life…well lol, but in general its our day to day experiences we go thru, seeing what’s happening around the world, remember moments from shows that always excite and inspire me…it’s a combination of a lot of things to be honest…

Do you have a favorite release you have ever produced?

Ha, that’s like asking whose your favorite child. I LOVE ALL MY CHILDREN!

What has your life during quarantine looked like? Have you picked up any new hobbies?

Define hobbies…does walking from your fridge to your couch or studio one of them? If so, I have mastered the art of it. But more than that been taking up more cooking classes with my girlfriend, playing the piano helps me a lot, painting, and oh let’s not forget BBQing!

Are there any up and coming Trance artists who have particularly impressed you lately?

For sure, couple of names from our inHarmony camp are doing some fantastic things…Robbie Seed, Tensteps, Chuckiess &Whackboi to name a few.

What kind of a Saturday night will your Saturday Night Session get listeners ready for?

Melodic & Euphoric!

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Focusrite launches new AI mixing plugins

Focusrite has launched a new series of mixing plugs based around AI. The new FAST range features three plugins – an EQ, compressor and Reveal, that lets users perform a frequency-specific sidechain in order to clear the mix for key parts like vocals or snares. The plugins are part of a new range called The Collective, which will continue to grow with music-making tools. 

The FAST EQ lets you select the instrument used, such as acoustic guitar, then uses AI to ‘listen’ to the signal and creates an EQ curve to match the source. The EQ will also split the frequency bands into labelled terms like ‘body’, ‘nasal’ and ‘sibilance’ on vocals, for example, making it easier for new producers to identify parts of the sound they might want to manipulate. There’s a ‘Detailed’ mode that lets you switch to more traditional bands and EQing, and you can select the intensity by which you want the plugin to affect the sound. You can also ‘relearn’ the curve by listening again to another section of the track. 

FAST Compressor is similar in that it ‘listens’ to a source and then provides suggestions on compressor settings, removing the attack and release settings in FAST mode, but giving users a clear visual read on what’s happening, including the ability to increase or decrease the compression applied. Flavour buttons can change the tone of compression to soft, neutral or hard. Again, a Detailed view lets you dive in and make more advanced tweaks, re-introducing attack, release, ratio and knee and a new blue visual representation of how your audio is being shaped. 

FAST Reveal is a more unique plug, calling itself ‘AI-powered ducking’. It ‘listens’ to the audio and picks out frequency spectrums that are most prominent, allowing users to increase or decrease the volume when that element is present, to avoid frequency clashes. For example, you could use it to duck the overlapping frequencies in a piano and vocal, without ducking the whole sound as a traditional sidechain would. 

The FAST range is available on subscription, priced at £5.99 per month. Once you’ve paid for 15 months, the plugins are then yours to own. Find out more here

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Charlotte de Witte and Enrico Sangiuliano announce engagement

The pair took to social media on Friday to share some positivty on the timeline 

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Charlotte de Witte and Enrico Sangiuliano have announced that they’re engaged to be married.

The techno duo and Drumcode affiliates revealed the news on Friday (5th February), with each taking to social media to share some positivity on the timeline. 

Charlotte de Witte landed the No.1 spot in DJ Mag’s Alternative Top 100 DJs poll in 2020, as well as the Highest Climber award in the main poll. Sangiuliano landed the No. 54 spot in the Alt poll. The pair have played a few live streamed b2b sets from their home over the past year, one of which you can check out below. 

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Charlotte de Witte and Enrico Sangiuliano announce engagement

The pair took to social media on Friday to share some positivty on the timeline 

DJ Mag Staff

Friday, February 5, 2021 – 15:10

Charlotte de Witte and Enrico Sangiuliano have announced that they’re engaged to be married.

The techno duo and Drumcode affiliates revealed the news on Friday (5th February), with each taking to social media to share some positivity on the timeline. 

Charlotte de Witte landed the No.1 spot in DJ Mag’s Alternative Top 100 DJs poll in 2020, as well as the Highest Climber award in the main poll. Sangiuliano landed the No. 54 spot in the Alt poll. The pair have played a few live streamed b2b sets from their home over the past year, one of which you can check out below. 

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Steve Roach Streaming Concert Premier This Saturday

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Composer & synthesist Steve Roach let us know that he will be premiering a live concert video this Saturday, February 6th, 2021.

The concert will start at 6:00 pm PST, 7:00pm MST, 8:00 pm CST, 9:00pm EST and 2 am GMT. You can view it via the embed above, on Youtube or using the TVs and streaming devices with a Youtube app.

The event is a rare opportunity to see a live performance by one of the masters of ambient electronic music, and to be able to ask questions and share your feedback via live chat.

The concert is a live performance, recorded February 7, 2020 in Phoenix Arizona. The event was Roach’s last concert with an audience, before the Pandemic took hold.

Roach says that this is the best live concert hall documentation of his work to date. He notes that it’s a 3-camera broadcast-quality shoot, with amazing visuals by NoctiVision and sterling audio.

Roach will also be on hand via chat for the duration of the concert. The virtual doors open an hour before the show for chat and the launch of The Immersion Zone.

RVNG Intl shares video for Pauline Anna Strom’s ‘Equatorial Sunrise’: Watch

Ahead of the posthumous release of Pauline Anna Strom’s album ‘Angel Tears in Sunlight’, RVNG Intl has shared a video for ‘Equatorial Sunrise’. 

‘Angel Tears In Sunlight’, the blind Bay Area composer and synth pioneer’s first album in 30 years, was announced in October, two months before the sad news of her passing was shared in December. The album will be released on 19th February. 

The mesmerising video for ‘Equatorial Sunrise’ begins and ends with an audio clip of Strom describing her hopes for the track’s visuals, shared with RVNG’s Matt Werth over voicemail. Check it out below. 

Strom was born in 1946 in Louisiana, and began her electronic musical journey in the early 1970s, capturing her otherworldly synth experiments using a Tascam four-track recorder. After retreating from music following seven releases between 1982 and 1988, Storm captured renewed interest in 2017 thanks to a RVNG Intl. anthology of her work, ‘Trans-Millenia Music’.

A portion of the proceeds from ‘Angel Tears in Sunlight will go to  the nonprofit International Iguana Foundation, in honour of Strom’s two beloved pet Cyclura Iguanas, Little Soulstice and Miss Huff. 

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