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Skrillex remixes “Make A Move” for RBMA’s free music series

EDM artist Skrillex has remixed Torro Torro’s “Make A Move,” the 12th track from Red Bull Music Academy’s 20 Before 16 music series. “Make A Move” was Torro Torro’s first single on the OWSLA label in March.

The 20 Before 16 series aims to close out 2015 and ring in the New Year. Along with each song’s stream, there will be 1,000 free downloads of “Make A Move,” released at noon EST each day at

Artists featured span Red Bull Sound Select, Red Bull Records, Red Bull Studios and Red Bull Music Academy. The series began Dec. 1 with a track from AWOLNATION and has continued with TOKiMONSTA, Gallant, Namaste and others.

The remix EP will be out Jan. 8 at

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The Away Days’ ‘Less Is More’ is today’s free track at 20 Before 16

The indie-rock band The Away Days sound very much like the Foals and have been influenced by broody acts like The Cure and psychedelic rockers Tame Impala.

The group, from Istanbul, Turkey, took part in the Red Bull Warm-Up Campus concert in that city and have been impressing online music mags for a while now.

Their single “Less Is More” makes an impact through its catchy and bright guitar hooks, a lonesome bass line and building intensity. It’s also the first single off their upcoming full-length debut album.

Visit to download the free track; as of 1 p.m. EST on Dec. 7, there were more than 800 downloads left.

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Red Bull Music Academy’s free 20 Before 16 series is back

Red Bull has brought back its “20 Before 16.” This is the second year Red Bull Music Academy will present 20 tracks by emerging artists to help ring in the new year.

Last year there were definitely surprises, like D’Angelo’s first music in 14 years, and exclusive Earl Sweatshirt music.
The 20 songs are released over 20 days, and the tracks are available as free downloads, 1,000 copies only.

The latest single is Chilean quartet Astro’s “Le Golden Ballon,” recorded live at Red Bull’s LA studio. The song was originally on the band’s 2009 debut EP, “Le Disc De Astrou.”

Download “Le Golden Ballon” here; as of Dec. 6, there were 579 downloads left.

Each song begins streaming at noon EST each day at You can listen to previous 20 Before 16 tracks there as well.


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Watch A$AP Rocky’s talk at Red Bull Music Academy

ASAPROCKY-RedBullRed Bull Music Academy Festival New York has released a conversation with A$AP Rocky from May, when he premiered “Everyday” which features Miguel, Mark Ronson and Rod Stewart.

A$AP Rocky spoke with Egotrip founder Chairman Mao about growing up in the Bronx and Harlem, and the recent death of his mentor and friend, A$AP Yams. Rocky also discussed a new A$AP Mob album and his love of Houston rap.

Visit Red Bull Music Academy for more on May’s installment.

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