The EDMist Podcast is an EDM discussion group and talk show covering news, music, and current events in the dance music scene. Hosted by J.T. Fales, the writer behind Austin-based blog The EDMist, the podcast explores musical and cultural trends in the dance music world through discussions with EDM producers and fans. Each episode is carefully edited and mixed for the richest sound quality, and includes music and critical analysis.
Celebrating the entire EDM spectrum from trance and progressive to dubstep and drum & bass, the EDMist Podcast is your monthly fix of dance music discussion.
For more information, visit the EDMist blog at theEDMist.co.
Episode 5: EDM Podcasts Collide! feat. Tony N
In this episode, your two favorite EDM podcasts come together for one great episode. Tony N, creator of the EDM Talk Show podcast, swung by to talk about the past and future of his show, about the local EDM scene in his home city of Dallas, and about the special atmosphere of Movement, a techno festival in Detroit.
1. “Flashback (Eric Prydz Remix)" – Calvin Harris
2. "Giving It All" – Bondax
Episode 4: Jayeson Andel Illuminates the World Behind Debut Album Urban Monks
In episode 4, melodic electronic producer Jayeson Andel guides us through the "organic-infused cyberpunk" world behind his debut album, Urban Monks. Released last year on Silk Music's Arrival division, Urban Monks was named one of the 5 best albums of 2015 by The EDMist. It is a diverse work that includes glitch hop, trance, progressive house, and dubstep, and managed to crack the Beatport top 10 across five different genres. In this conversation, Jayeson lays out the concepts behind several tracks, which include visions of mechanized humans and artificial fireflies. He reveals the nuanced sound design underlying several songs, and explains how he builds his music for three dimensional journeys. Jayeson also names his biggest inspirations for the album and his music, which include both well-known producers and sci-fi films. And he answers the question of why none of the songs from Urban Monks have yet or ever will be remixed.
If you like Jayeson's music, make sure to subscribe to Silk Music Showcase to hear his regular, genre-bending DJ mixes.
1. “Urban Monks” – Jayeson Andel
2. “Blue” – Eiffel 65
3. “Adagio for Strings” – DJ Tïesto
4. “Walking With a Colossus” – Jayeson Andel
5. “We’ll Build It Here” – Jayeson Andel
6. “Awe (Part I)” – Jayeson Andel
7. “Awe (Part II)” – Jayeson Andel
8. “Follow the Firefly Lanterns” – Jayeson Andel
9. “Drone” – Jayeson Andel
10. “Oil in the Veins” – Jayeson Andel
11. “Lucy” – Seven Lions
12. “Lose Sight” – Andrew Bayer
13. “Laughing Buddha” – Jayeson Andel
Episode 3: EDM in 2015 and Predictions for 2016
In Episode 3 of the EDMist Podcast, J.T. talks with music critic Matt Bessey about the Jack Ü juggernaut, who rewrote the rules of electronic music (again); the breakout artists of the year, including Madeon, Lane 8, and Alex Klingle; and the best music and albums of 2015, including "City of Gold" by drum and bass group the Prototypes. We also tackle the question of what genres will blow up next year, and how EDM itself will change as the scene continues to expand and diversify. Oh, and we talk about Justin Bieber a surprising amount, because where ISN'T he now?
1. Blue Sky Action (Logistics Remix) – Above & Beyond
2. Beats Knockin (feat. Fly Boi Keno) – Jack Ü
3. Get Free/Cinema VIP – Skrillex & Diplo
4. Ok – Madeon
5. Urban Monks – Jayeson Andel
6. Slip Away – The Prototypes
7. Do You? – TroyBoi
Let us know what you think of the podcast on Soundcloud, Twitter, and Snapchat – @theEDMist.
CORRECTION: Jayeson Andel is signed to Silk Music, not Enhanced Music.
Episode 2: EDC 2015 in Review with Joe Deza
Episode 2 of the EDMist Podcast features a conversation with raver Joe Deza as we look back on Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2015. We talk aboutour favorite sets, discuss costume choices (and wardrobe malfunctions!), and Joe shares his incredible experience of the last few moments of EDC 2015, when he got up close and personal with one of his favorite acts on the main stage with thousands of fans looking on.
Featuring music from Seven Lions, Avicii, Adventure Club, Galantis, GAIA, Pretty Lights, and progressive house newcomer Alex Klingle. Share your EDC memories and thoughts about the podcast on Soundcloud, Twitter, and Snapchat – @theEDMist.