A completely sold-out Ultra Music Festival saw its most memorable show to-date this past weekend at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami with the celebration of its landmark 20th anniversary. Swedish House Mafia, Will Smith, Above & Beyond, Halsey, Desiigner and Yo Gotti were just a few of the surprise performers that captivated 165,000 attendees from ..
Grammy Award-winning artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers have released the official video for their current single “Everybody Hates Me” today – watch HERE. On Friday, the duo announced their new documentary series, The Chainsmokers – Memories, exclusively on Apple Music. The first six episodes of the series are available now HERE, with more episodes to follow. ..
Hot off his hugely successful album 24K Magic, Bruno Mars, is in the midst of a global tour spanning pretty much all the hot spots and metropolitan meccas in the world. The official after-party this coming Sat will happen at no other than Marquee Sydney, which is also celebrating a huge milestone. This milestone is ..
Dannic & INNA – ‘Stay‘ – Dutch DJ and producer Dannic has been in a rich vein of form recently, demonstrated by a standout start to 2018 with his reimagining of Silvio Ecomo‘s classic track ‘In No Dip.’ This time he’s back, teaming up with Romanian superstar INNA, who provides upbeat vocals on ‘Stay.’ The timing is perfect for the track, as it provides a sunny backdrop to will in the spring sunshine and banish the last of winter’s bite.
Alesso is always evolving his sound, instead of staying constant and going with what has given his past success, he continually tries new things and experiments with what works and sometimes what does not. Too often you see DJs and producers stick to their one sound that works, then there will be a dozen or ..
Omnia – 3 Year Anniversary – March 11, 2018 Time certainly flies and no more does that hold true in the ever-changing landscape that is music. Musical fads come and go, just the same way as the boy bands come and go every few years. Different types of genres also cycle through just in the same way ..
Dannic & INNA – ‘Stay‘ – Dutch DJ and producer Dannic has been in a rich vein of form recently, demonstrated by a standout start to 2018 with his reimagining of Silvio Ecomo‘s classic track ‘In No Dip.’ This time he’s back, teaming up with Romanian superstar INNA, who provides upbeat vocals on ‘Stay.’ The ..
Top Las Vegas megaclub XS Nightclub in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas marks its nine-year anniversary with fanfare by presenting nine nights of parties commencing on Thursday, May 17. “XS remains the number one club in Las Vegas and is more successful than ever,” said Alex Cordova, Wynn Nightlife’s Managing Partner. “Such an accomplishment in ..
Awakenings Festival, the global outdoor techno event returns this June 30- July 1st in Spaarnwoude, Amsterdam. As one of the top leading events in the world, it upholds its reputation presenting notorious stages and production. Over 80,000 people are expected to fill up the festival grounds. However, the fans aren’t the only ones to be apart of such a large number.
Awakenings Festival will be the home to over 100 + legendary and ascending artists of house and techno music.
Old school veterans like Carl Cox will be performing on Saturday at Area V, and on Sunday at Area W. Adam Beyer returns to Awakenings performing at Area x on Saturday, and hosting the Area V on Sunday with his Drumcode team. Russian DJ Nina Kraviz and German DJ Sven Väth are both playing solo sets for on Saturday and Sunday.
For the first time ever, Awakenings will be welcoming Richie Hawtin close concept show to The Netherlands on Sunday in Area Y.
The festival is also well known for collecting ascending artists within the newer generation.
Some of these to perform include Job Jobse, Amelie Lens, Charlotte de Witte and Dax J. Other respected names on the lineup are Marcel Dettmann, Joseph Capriati, Kölsch, Maceo Plex, Ben Klock, Jamie Jones, Ricardo Villalobos and Seth Troxler.
While they may be renowned for sick remixes and heavier material, SLANDER is showing is sensitive side with the duo’s newest single, “Happy Now”. Originally beginning as a collaboration with San Holo, “Happy Now” developed into a Monstercat release verse bitbird.
Using soft melodic synths paired with a pounding bass, “Happy Now” not only hits hard on the emotions, but with the carefully calculated instrumentals. This new single expresses the emotions one has during a turning point in their life, as you look back on the bittersweet past, but also celebrating a rejuvenating future.
“Happy Now” is a surprisingly energetic ballad, finding a home on the airwaves with its catchy riffs as well as huge festival crowds. With its wistful intentions, we can only wish SLANDER the best with his art and embrace this monster single from a deep, dark place. Download their new single here.
Be sure to check out their tour dates below:
MAR 03 – New City Gas – Montreal, Canada
MAR 09-10 – Get Lucky – Magna, UT
MAR 09 – Encore Beach Club – Las Vegas, NV
MAR 12 – The Nowhere Beach Club – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
MAR 17 – Lucky – Tacoma, WA
MAR 19 – Papas N Beer – Heroica Nogales, Mexico
MAR 22 – Gud Vibrations Boat Party – Miami, FL
MAR 23-25 – Ultra Music Festival – Miami, FL
MAR 25 – In Bloom Music Festival – Houston, TX
Earlier this year Warner Music Group (WMG) acquired Spinnin’ Records, one of the world’s leading independent electronic music companies. That was some big news and a sign of consolidation in the EDM music scene. Certainly sent waves in the community. Great to see big brand music taking interest and buying up one of the most successful independent labels. ..