An Official Avicii “Levels” Merch Collection Is Launching in 2024

Avicii‘s “Levels” has lived on inside the hearts of his fans, but they’ll soon be able to physically emblazon the song across their chests.

Subscribers of the official Avicii newsletter today received an email with details of a new limited edition “Levels” merchandise collection, which is launching in mid-May on the late artist’s web shop.

In a clever homage to the track’s BPM, the exclusive collection is limited to a run of just 126 units per product. It features a black t-shirt, flat-brim hat and hoodie, each of which carries the spirit of the song’s timeless appeal.

For fans of Avicii, hearing “Levels” is a near-spiritual experience. The breakthrough 2011 single was a tour de force for the dance music legend, launching the career of a prevailing icon before it was cut short in 2018, when he tragically died by suicide.

Prevalently regarded as one of the most popular EDM songs in the genre’s history, “Levels” has stood the test of time as a generational anthem. Since the start of 2024, the track has been streamed over 530,000 times a day on Spotify, per today’s newsletter.

Fans of Avicii can register for notifications on the availability of the limited edition “Levels” merch collection here.

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Visa Issues Prevent Benga From Joining Skream for Coachella, U.S. Tour Dates

Fans across the global electronic music community are sending their love to Benga after he revealed he’s pulling out of his upcoming U.S. tour with Skream due to last-minute visa issues.

One of dubstep’s most influential figures, the U.K. producer said his visa process “hit a snag,” ultimately delaying his ability to travel and perform stateside this month. Benga took to social media to share the unfortunate news with fans.

“I am absolutely gutted, my team and I have worked tirelessly on making this happen,” Benga said. “But hey, I’m respecting the process and staying positive. I’ve [sic] am doing well and have had the best two years health wise and I am ready to get back out there. The journey hasn’t been easy, but getting the chance to tour again with Skream has been amazing.”

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The affected shows include Benga’s four-night run with Skream and SGT Pokes in Denver. Skream will now take the stage with fellow dubstep icon Mala for a show in San Francisco later this month.

In place of Benga’s helping hand, he said they’ve “called on some of the OG’s to step up in my place” in an effort to fill the void while he sorts out his unfortunate travel issues.

One bright side in the announcement is that despite not being able to join Skream at Coachella for a b2b set later this week, they’ve announced a performance together at the iconic Indio festival’s 2025 edition.

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Hedex to Headline Charity Rave in Memory of Friend's Death From Brain Tumor

Hedex is set to headline a charity rave in the UK to pay tribute to his late friend, Dan Cracknell, who tragically died last year.

Cracknell passed away from a rare and aggressive brain tumor, according to Rainbows, a Loughborough hospice caring for babies, children and young people facing severe and terminal illnesses. The facility provided him and his family with care and support in the final days of his life.

One of Cracknell’s visitors at the time was Hedex, a rising superstar in the world of drum & bass music. The EDM.com Class of 2024 star was his favorite DJ, per Rainbows.

Hedex and Dan Cracknell.

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“Drum & bass was Dan’s life,” his mother Francesca told Rainbows. “He loved to party and he was always out at a rave.”

In addition to a performance by Hedex, the show promises a performance art lineup of fire breathers, stilt walkers and face-painters for an unforgettable night dedicated to celebrating Cracknell’s life and supporting Rainbows.

The charity rave kicks off at Ashby’s Ciros Nightclub on April 19th and tickets are £20. You can visit the Rainbows website for more information.

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Expecting His First Child, FISHER Extends Ibiza DJ Residency

As FISHER queues up life’s next big track, his Ibiza residency is adjusting to acommodate a new set of dates to close out the 2024 summer season.

The changes arrive after FISHER and his wife Chloe announced that they are eagerly anticipating the arrival of their first child, setting the stage for a brief intermission in the barnstorming DJ’s touring schedule from June 19th to July 10th.

During this time, the decks at Hï Ibiza will be entrusted to fellow house music star Patrick Topping. As a result, FISHER has promised to extend his residency to October 2nd, making up for the brief time off and ensuring that the summer season at Hï will not only continue its tradition of unforgettable nights, but also add an extra week of FISHER’s signature performances.

With its unparalleled sound system and avant-garde design, Hï provides the perfect canvas for FISHER’s hyperactive sets, which have consistently been regarded as among the island’s most compelling. Fans can purchase tickets to his residency here.

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Joshwa Launches New Record Label, No Bad Fridays

Joshwa has launched a new record label, No Bad Fridays, by virtue of its debut release, “Get Stupid/Lluvia.”

Some of the London-based producer’s most memorable career moments, he said, have unfolded on Fridays, when most new music releases.

“It’s never a bad day when new music is released into the world,” he said in a press release. “It’s been a dream of mine to have my own label to share the music that represents the sound I play in my sets—a mixture of dark and light. I wanted to channel the positivity music has had on my life through the label and what better day to do it than a Friday… No bad feelings on a Friday.”

The label’s debut is a two-pronged tech house release from Joshwa himself. “Get Stupid” pulses with lively percussive elements, vibrant vocal chops and—just as the vocals boldly command—a “funky ass bassline.” On the flip side, “Lluvia” enchants with a house beat that seems to glisten like raindrops, accompanied by haunting Spanish vocals and a mesmerizing flute pattern.

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Giolì & Assia Will Perform Across the Globe for Fall 2024 Tour, “RESURRECTION”

Giolì & Assia, whose distinctive fusion of sultry percussion and worldly live vocals has placed them into a creative league of their own, have announced a new tour.

The EDM.com Class of 2021 duo announced “RESURRECTION,” which will take them across the globe from September to November 2024. The international tour will celebrate their upcoming EP, due to release later this month.

Kicking off with North American shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and more, the tour will then take Giolì & Assia to London, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin, among other major cities.

“We’re incredibly excited to announce the ‘RESURRECTION’ World Tour and share our new music with fans worldwide,” the pair said in a press release. “After a period of reflection and creative exploration, we’re ready to come back stronger than ever and connect with you all in a whole new way. Nothing compares to that feeling of playing our music live and we can’t wait to be back with you all soon.”

Fans of Giolì & Assia, who recently made their signature handpans available for sale, can sign up for the “RESURRECTION” tour pre-sale here.

The duo recently relaunched their imprint, Diesis Records, and recorded a special #DiesisLive session at the Temple of Selinunte in Italy. The opening track in the set, “God Don’t Leave Me Alone,” is a brand-new song from their upcoming EP.

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At Least 29 Dead After Nightclub Fire In Istanbul: Report

A Tuesday afternoon fire at the Masquerade Club in Istanbul, Turkey has claimed the lives of at least 29 people, the BBC reports.

Istanbul governor Davut Gül said the blaze broke out during the day while the venue was closed for renovations, although its root cause remains unclear. Masquerade was located on the ground and basement floors of a 16-story building in the city’s Besiktas district, the governor’s office stated in a press release.

No events were occurring inside the club at the time and most of the victims, Gül added, are believed to be members of the team working on the renovations. Many were also hospitalized and are currently being treated for their injuries, he said in a statement provided to press at the scene.

In the aftermath of the fire, Istanbul’s mayor, Ekrem Imamoglu, said that Masquerade’s proprietors had failed to obtain the “correct construction permit,” per the BBC.

Arrest warrants were reportedly issued for eight people connected to the incident, including the club’s manager and the person in charge of the renovations. Three of those eight individuals have been brought into custody at the time of this writing.

An official investigation into the fire is now underway, Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya announced in a post on X.

Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Hayla, More Take Home 2024 EDMAs: See the Full List of Winners

The winners of the 2024 Electronic Dance Music Awards have been revealed.

A highlight of this year’s Miami Music Week, the 2024 EDMA ceremony took place on Friday, March 22nd at the Eden Roc Hotel a day after EDM.com‘s official pre-party. Normally a sun-kissed poolside affair, the event moved indoors as Miami was getting walloped by 2.34 inches of rain, an all-time daily record for the city.

But the weather didn’t deter the organizers of the EDMAs, which have emerged as the electronic dance music industry’s preeminent award show. Driven by its fan-based voting system, the MTV-style ceremony dishes out unique trophies as mementos, which resemble DJ decks and feature a functional jog-wheel.

deadmau5 and Kaskade of Kx5 holding their EDMA 2024 trophies at the official EDMA ceremony at Miami’s Eden Roc Hotel on Friday, March 22nd.

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This year’s winners include Martin Garrix, Alan Walker, David Guetta, Kx5 (deadmau5 and Kaskade), HALIENE, Armin van Buuren and FISHER, among other dance music superstars. Mark Knight, the influential founder of Toolroom Records, won the EDMA Icon Award.

Meanwhile, surging singer-songwriter Hayla took home two EDMAs after winning “Vocalist Of The Year” and “Dance Song Of The Year.” She nabbed the latter award for her beloved dance anthem “Where You Are,” a chart-topping collaboration with John Summit.

Hayla holding her two EDMA 2024 trophies at the official EDMA ceremony at Miami’s Eden Roc Hotel on Friday, March 22nd.

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Mark Knight and EDMA Producer Marina Bello celebrating Knight’s EDMA Icon Award win.

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The EDMA for the year’s best techno artist went to Charlotte de Witte and the hardware for the year’s top dubstep producer went to Subtronics. Legendary electronic music duo Chase & Status won the award for the best drum & bass artist.

Elsewhere on the list, French house music star HUGEL won the EDMA for “Breakthrough Artist Of The Year.” Levity, the blossoming EDM.com Class of 2024 trio, were named the “Breakthrough Artist Of The Year” for bass music.

Check out the full list of the 2024 Electronic Dance Music Award winners below.

2024 EDMA Winners

Dance Song Of The Year
John Summit & Hayla – Where You Are

Dance Radio Song Of The Year
David Guetta, Anne-Marie, Coi Leray – Baby Don’t Hurt Me

Male Artist Of The Year
Kaskade

Female Artist Of The Year
HALIENE

Vocalist Of The Year
Hayla

Club DJ Of The Year
Steve Aoki

Dance Radio Artist Of The Year
David Guetta

Producer Of The Year
Vintage Culture

Album Of The Year
Alan Walker – Walkerworld

House Song Of The Year
Noizu & Westend & No/Me – Push to Start

Music Video Of The Year
Eliza Rose, Calvin Harris – Body Moving

Label Of The Year
Armada Music

Breakthrough Artist Of The Year
HUGEL

Breakthrough Artist Of The Year (Trance)
Tim Clark

Breakthrough Artist Of The Year (Bass)
Levity

Best Collaboration
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike & Tiësto & Dido & W&W – Thank You (Not So Bad)

Tech House Song Of The Year
FISHER & Aatig – TAKE IT OFF

Tech House Artist Of The Year
FISHER

Best Group
Kx5 (deadmau5 and Kaskade)

Dance / Electro Pop Song Of The Year
Frank Walker feat. Ella Henderson – I Go Dancing

Best Fan Army
Alan Walker: Walkers

Dubstep Artist Of The Year
Subtronics

Favorite Nightclub Residency (U.S.)
Steve Aoki – HQ, Atlantic City

Nightlife DJ Of The Year
Stoon – NYC

Best Radio Show
Armin van Buuren – A State of Trance

Best Performance
KSHMR – UNTOLD Music Festival, Romania 2023

Best Instrumental Non-Vocal Release
Alan Walker – Dreamer

Techno Artist Of The Year
Charlotte de Witte

Techno Song Of The Year
Hardwell, Maddix, Luciana – ACID

Drum & BassSong Of The Year
Chase & Status, Bou- Baddadan (feat. IRAH, Flowdan, Trigga & Takura)

Drum & Bass Artist Of The Year
Chase & Status

Best B2B
James Hype B2B MEDUZA – New Years Eve, Echostage

Main Stage/Festival Song Of The Year
Martin Garrix & Sentinel feat. Bonn – Hurricane

Favorite Festival Series (U.S.)
Breakaway Festival

Mashup Of The Year [Presented by Digital Music Pool]
Fast Car x Drive (Switch Disco Edit)

Mashup Artist of the Year [Presented by Digital Music Pool]
Anthem Kingz

Remix Of The Year [Presented by Digital Music Pool]
Jain – Makeba (Ian Asher Remix)

Remixer Of The Year [Presented by Digital Music Pool]
Sak Noel

Rising Remixer Of The Year [Presented by Digital Music Pool]
Cheyenne Giles

Best Down Tempo Turned Up [Presented by Digital Music Pool]
ILLENIUM feat. Nina Nesbitt – Luv Me A Little (BONNIE X CLYDE Remix)

Remix Rewind [Presented by Digital Music Pool]
Aqua – Barbie Girl (Tiësto Remix)

Rising Mashup Artist Of The Year [Presented by Digital Music Pool]
Even Steve

Best Use Of Sample [Presented by Digital Music Pool]
David Guetta, Anne-Marie, Coi Leray – Baby Don’t Hurt Me

Remake Of The Year [Presented by Digital Music Pool]
Cash Cash, Taylor Dayne – Tell It To My Heart

Mixshow DJ Of The Year (Top 40 / Dance) [Presented by Total Smash]
DJ GQ (Y100 Miami)

Radio Remixer Of The Year [Presented by Digital Music Pool]
Kue

Icon Award
Mark Knight

Legend Award
deadmau5

New Netflix Film From Ed Banger Creative Director Depicts a DJ Redemption Arc

The high-stakes thrills of electronic dance music are set to hit the big screen at Netflix.

Ed Banger Records creative director So Me, whose real name is Bertrand de Langeron, is embarking on his debut feature film. The untitled Netflix original features the influential French electronic music producer Kavinsky as well as Vincent Cassel, whose acting repertoire swings from the dark, haunting corridors of Black Swan to the slick charm of Ocean’s Thirteen.

Cassel slips into the shoes of Scorpex, a once-famous DJ whose career is in decline as new stars rise to fame.

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Cassel’s Scorpex finds a chance at redemption by virtue of a secret mission from an eccentric French intelligence agent wherein he must ultimately take out his ascendant DJ rival, Vestax. Portrayed by the French YouTuber Mister V, Vestax sets the stage for an epic showdown with Scorpex, pitting the wisdom and experience of the old guard against the raw energy and ambition of the new.

The film’s co-stars include Alexis Manenti, Déborah Lukumuena, Nina Zem, Nicolas Maury, Philippe Katerine, Paul Mirabel, Panayotis Pascot, Manu Payet and Alice Moitié, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Production on the film began in Paris on February 26th but it does not yet have an official release date.

Napster Is Promoting Its Music Streaming Platform Through Fortune Cookies

Nearly 25 years after forever changing the fabric of digital music distribution, it seems Napster is still focused on innovation. This time around, they’re experimenting with a more unconventional form of marketing: fortune cookies.

Napster, which is now a streaming service, has partnered with OpenFortune, a marketing company whose mission is rooted in the promotion of brands via fortune cookies distributed to restaurants.

Their campaign will embed papers with QR codes into cookies to promote individual artists as well as the Napster platform, giving them a three-month free trial. Over 50 million fortune cookies will be distributed, Music Ally reports.

While it might seem silly on the surface, it’s tough to deny the creativity of promoting music through an after-dinner snack. We’re not aware of any data from OpenFortune elucidating how much of a boon a campaign like this can provide for streaming numbers, but time will tell if their strategy is worth baking into a music release rollout.