Pulse Music News Minute: Week of April 17, 2015

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Borgeous & David Solano release the 2015 Life in Color official anthem called “Big Bang” for this year’s theme “Big Bang – The Creation of Color” as the party goes global to more than 130 cities and 50 countries this year.
In honor of 420, SectionZ announces a free two-part Higher compilation to be released April 20 with artists like Savant, Mr. Bill, Evoke, Panda Coast and Zanski. Higher: Indica will have more relaxing, laidback tracks and Higher: Sativa will be more energetic and upbeat.
Also with a new tunes is Don Diablo with “My Window” featuring Maluca with praise from Steve Aoki, Showtek, Afrojack and more showing it some love.
Yacht Club at Drai’s Beach Club sets sail at the Cromwell every Tuesday beginning April 21 for a Nautical nighttime pool party with Adventure Club opening night and MakJ April 28.
Portishead’s Geoff Barrow and soundtrack composer Ben Salisbury team up to score the soundtrack for Alex Garland’s Sci Fi thriller Ex Machina.
Andrew Bayer’s Do Androids Dream is now available worldwide via Anjunabeats. Catch him May 1 in New York at Pacha.
Kygo premiered his collaboration with Dillon Francis called “Coming Over” at Coachella.
Techno purists rejoiced when it was announced Tomorrowland will be adding a Kozzmozz stage that includes Johannes Heil, Luke Slater, Speedy J and more.
Madeon’s “Adventure” debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s top dance/electronic albums chart.
Lucky Charmes releases the new single “Skank” on Musical Freedom and has garnered support from Tiësto, Avicii, David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong and more.
Avicii was inducted into the BBC Radio 1 Hall of Fame by Pete Tong.
In case you missed it, Diplo was on Jimmy Fallon with Madonna to perform “Bitch I’m Madonna” on the show in a humorous introduction.
Loco Dice takes a trip to South Africa for Bridges for Music, which is a non-profit organization that aims to leave a positive impact in disadvantaged communities to raise global awareness of local issues through music. Check out the video of Loco Dice giving a DJ lesson to amazed onlookers.

Claude VonStroke unveils the concept for a new camping festival, the Dirtybird Campout on October 2-4. Lineup and location details are still under wraps.

Cut Copy’s Ben Browning previews “Make it East,” the lead track of his debut album Turns scheduled for release this summer.

Hate waiting to click “skip ad” when watching your favorite music videos on YouTube? The streaming video site announces plans to launch a subscription-based service in the next few months.

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