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Latest EDM News Highlights – July 26, 2019

Tomorrowland Attendee Dies on Day One of Event
The man passed away at a nearby hospital

 

Weekend one of Tomorrowland has been marred by the unfortunate death of one of its attendees. The 27-year-old man was found unresponsive near the festival’s main stage and had been revived on site. The Indian man was then transported to Antwerp University Hospital, where he eventually died.

According to The Brussel Times, local officials are treating the case as a drug-related death while an autopsy is pending. The Prosecutor’s office is awaiting toxicology reports to provide a definitive answer. 

Tomorrowland is known as one of the biggest EDM festivals in the world, with over 400,000 attendees over a two-weekend span. The Boom, Belgium event is set to continue today and end on Sunday.

Above & Beyond Release “Flow State” Ambient Album

The tracks are meant for relaxation

 

Beloved U.K. trance trio Above & Beyond’s latest album release is not full of the fist-pumping beats or heartfelt lyrics fans may be used to. Instead, the group aimed to create a reflective, ambient album specifically for use in meditation and yoga.

“Flow State” contains tracks curated around introspection and deep thought, the latter of which is possible through its spoken word section. With help from Elena Brower, the talk focuses on self-acceptance and pursues encouragement.

In a statement on the album’s release, Above & Beyond said:

“Flow State is about the subtlest, innermost conversation, trusting ourselves, and looking inward for acceptance. That acceptance of our own humanity is an experience of Flow State. It’s a profoundly peaceful space for listening and healing,”

The nearly hourlong soundscape contains a collection of zen-infusing tracks that allow for concentration, clarity and a sense of peace.

Listen to “Flow State” by Above & Beyond:

FriendShip Cruise Festival Drops 2020 Lineup
The Bahamian cruise sets sail in January

 

The 2020 edition of All My Friend’s FriendShip is set to leave for its voyage the first week of January.  Parting the seas will be Royal Caribbean’s recently-renovated Navigator of the Seas, which will depart Miami and stop at CocoCay in the Bahamas for five days of revelry. The Caribbean journey will once again fill the ship with the sounds of EDM throughout its voyage.

Adding their musicality to the ship are a range of artists including AC Slater, Billy Kenny, Malaa, Boys Noize, Latmun, Chris Lorenzo, Cut Snake, Mija, Noizu, and Ty Dolla Sign among others. The ship’s captain will once again be AMF’s head honcho Destructo (aka Gary Richards).

Check out the full lineup below:

 

FriendShip 2020 takes place January 6th-10th and departs from the Port of Miami. For more information, including tickets, click HERE.

Skrillex Releases “Show Tracks” EP
The two-track EP were previously unannounced

 

Skrillex has dropped a surprise two-track extended play of unreleased set pieces. Dubbed “Show Tracks”, the package was previously unannounced and includes a track co-produced by Alvin Risk and one featuring Beams.

“Fuji Opener” and “Mumbai Power” are the name of the two cuts, the latter of which has a music video featuring Porter Robinson, Mija, and Troyboi.

Listen to “Show Tracks” by Skrillex below:

Watch the video for “Mumbai Power” by Skrillex below:

Excision Drops Remix Pack for 2018’s Apex Album
The album includes big names from the bass genre

 

Excision‘s 2018 album Apex has been given the remix treatment. The dubstep and bass music giant has managed to gather some big names in the genre to remix the album’s tracks. “Apex: The Remixes” showcases fourteen cuts reworked and packaged to create a completely new Apex experience.

The veteran dubstep producer pulled in artists like 12th Planet, Don Timmer, Spag Heddy, Subtronics, Champagne Drip, and Black Tiger Sex Machine to produce the remix compilation.

Take a listen to “Apex: The Remixes” by Excision below:

Excision’s flagship bass-focused festival, Lost Lands is set to take place September 27-29, 2019 in Legend Valley, Ohio. Tickets and camping packages can be found HERE.

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Psy-Nation Radio #020 - incl. Alpha Portal Mix [Ace Ventura & Liquid Soul]


Back, Light Biceps and Calves (1-2 minutes rest between all sets):
1. Pull Ups (3 sets of 8-10 reps)
2. Bent Over Dumbbell Row (3 sets of 8-10 reps)
3. Seated Cable Row (V-Bar attachment) (3 sets of 8-10 reps)
4. Alternating Standing Dumbbell Curls (3 sets of 8-10 reps)
5. Seated Calf Raise (3 sets of 8-10 reps)

LISS Cardio (20 minutes):
Treadmill, Elliptical Trainer, StairMaster or Recumbent Stationary Bike

Notes:
*Click on exercise to view video demonstration
*Substitute Pull Ups with the Assisted Pull Up Machine or Lat Pull Downs  if needed
*Cardio tip:  choose your favorite cardio machine, and then perform at a pace that is difficult enough to where you are breaking a light sweat (60-70% of your max heart rate), but where you could still keep a conversation going with someone if you needed to.