Kiesza Performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

We’ve developed a crush on Kiesza, but we don’t think we’re the only ones.

The Canadian singer appeared on The Ellen Show and performed her hit song, “Hideaway,” for the host. Not only was it a near replication of the now-iconic music video, but Kiesza donned a tailored suit much like what Ellen DeGeneres wears during her daytime gab fest. She also gave Ellen a run for her money by executing a back crawl, roll and table hopping moves that drew near-speechless admiration from Ellen.

In fact, given where the showcase was taking place, we wouldn’t be at all surprised to see the pair team up for a performance in the future.

Kiesza’s album, Sound of a Woman, drops October 21.

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Calvin Harris & John Newman Perform ‘Blame’ Live at iHeartRadio Music Festival

Calvin Harris headlined this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival, held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas over the weekend.

As one would expect, the Scottish DJ dropped “Summer” during his set at the two-day festival that also featured performances from the likes of Taylor Swift. But Harris had one of the hottest hits of any season this calendar year, so, after spinning it in front of a live audience, how did he further hype the crowd?

By welcoming pal John Newman to the stage so the UK soul singer could pepper “Blame” — one of the fastest-rising hits on the dance/EDM and pop charts — with his energetic and remorseful vocals.

Newman cut a rug as the track’s raucous melody blared in the background, pausing every now and then to lament during the song’s chorus and bridges. He also seemed truly thrilled to be doing so in front of the massive audience.

Though not specifically EDM themed, the iHeartRadio Music Festival provided another big moment for dance acts this week just days after Tiësto’s fountain show at the Bellagio debuted. Looks like Sin City’s pulse throbs in bpm.

See Tiësto’s Las Vegas Fountain Show

Tiësto made history last week when his music was used in a Bellagio water fountain show in Las Vegas. The feat not only secured him as the first EDM act to be among such Sin City royalty as Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, but also the first ever to work with WET Design to orchestrate the spectacle.

A video of the showcase made its way online. Within the five-minute show, walkers on The Strip get treated to the tunes “Footprints,” “Rocky” and “Red Lights” off his A Town Called Paradise album.

And what they saw was an awe-inspiring display. With water jetting this way and that, at times seeming solid and at others flailing in the night sky, no detail was overlooked, from the complementing lighting to the plumes of as mist seen during songs’ transitions. Truly a sight to see if you’re in Vegas, but if not, check out the video above.

Clean Bandit Perform on ‘Good Morning America’

Clean Bandit

One of dance’s catchiest tunes got some national exposure on Wednesday when Clean Bandit performed “Rather Be” on Good Morning America.


Though the song’s vocalist Jess Glynne was out, Elisabeth Troy stepped in to help the group’s lone female member, Grace Chatto, sing the song that peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

With some mean string playing and that hypnotic melody, the group showcased their talent for a few brief minutes before the performance cuts to a commercial break.

—Ugh … what a bummer. Still, it’s worth checking out yet another dance act hitting Good Morning America. If the show keeps brining folks like Clean Bandit on to perform, this will be our show of choice — if we’re up that early, of course.

Eric Prydz Coming to LiFE Las Vegas and Bringing Along Techno Alter Ego Cirez D

Eric Prydz has been on a roll lately. When the Dutch progressive house producer/DJ’s Pryda EP was released on Beatport, it jumped to the top of the charts in merely one day. Then it was announced that for HARD Day Of The Dead, Prydz and Deadmau5 will have their own “Mau5-ville” arena together. The latest triumph though, was an offer of a residency at the highly anticipated LiFE nightclub at the new SLS on the Las Vegas Strip. This is actually his third Vegas residency for the year, starting with Wynn, then moving on to Drai’s Beach Club and Nightclub. Now he’ll have his exclusive residence at LiFE, which kicks off on Saturday, September 13th.

Immediately following his debut there as Eric Prydz, LiFE will have him host their inaugural non-commercial EDM music night “Underground Sundays” under his techno alias Cirez D the next day, on September 14th.

In 2002, Prydz launched his label Mouseville, producing techno music under the alias Cirez D. So now Las Vegas will have two big names in the form of one person, doubling the chance to start swaying Sin City from the status quo. You’ve got to like those odds.

Here are some techno jams from Cirez D for you to check out.

Zedd Performs on ‘Good Morning America’

Germany scored another big win this week when Zedd took the stage during Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series. Not content with just winning the World Cup, the nation proudly displayed one of EDM’s hottest stars for all of New York City and the U.S. to see.

The DJ/producer/piano player — born to Russian musicians in that country before moving to Germany — was joined by vocalist Miriam Bryant, who sang through hits “Clarity” and an orchestral version of “Stay the Night,” filling in nicely for Foxes and Haley Williams, respectively.

The closing number pumped up the volume and the crowd: the uplifting “Lost at Sea,” normally sung by Ryan Tedder, but here cued up on Zedd’s massive mix system.

Like his appearance on Late Show with David Letterman nearly a year and a half ago, Zedd continues to showcase that his talents are more than just button-pushing. He’s a talented musician who happens to be creating some of dance music’s hottest tunes. And now millions have been introduced to his abilities.

What did you think of Zedd’s performance?