Martin Garrix’s has released his brand new track ‘These Are The Times’ today, featuring vocals from JRM. Premiered during the first show of his fifth Ushuaïa residency last week, the track had the crowd going crazy, immediately anticipating it’s release.
The uplifting track is full of new and refreshing sounds giving JRM‘s vocals enough room to shine. The empowering lyrics focus on being thankful for the life we’re given and finding a way to turn around the darker times.
The accompanying music video, in conjunction with AXE music, celebrates one of the most intimate and recognizable moments in music: sharing headphones. The message of the video is to move people closer, for which a fan competition was started as well.
Fans were asked to submit their own earbud sharing moment for a chance to feature in the music video. The movement will be continued on TikTok with the #movesyoucloser challenge, calling on fans to upload videos of themselves sharing earphones in the most creative way.Garrix and AXE teamed up before on the release of his track ‘Burn Out‘ with Justin Mylo.
With Summer Days still in the charts and a full summer season with his weekly residency at Ushuaïa Ibiza as well as performances at Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza Paris, Fuji Rock Festival and Sziget festival amongst many others, Garrix shows that he is unstoppable.
As the popularity of music festivals around the globe continues to skyrocket, it makes sense for events to gear their efforts toward awareness of things that go beyond dancing and music. This past week in the Florida Keys, the Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival took aim at spreading the message about the importance of humanity preserving the world’s coral reef, as well as responsible diving.
The festival drew in a large crowd of snorkelers and divers that was hosted at Looe Key Reef Sanctuary, which is roughly six miles south of Big Pine Key. While spreading public service messages about safety and coral reef preservation, the festival organizers suspended underwater via speakers beneath boats that were floating above the reef, while a local radio station broadcasted four hours music that was relative to the event.
While underwater, attendees heard music such as the theme to The Little Mermaid, Jimmy Buffett’s “Fins”, and The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine”. Many of the participants brought their own underwater instruments in order to jam along with the music, while others dressed up as mermaids to just float about and enjoy the unusual yet incredible event.
Protecting the environment and corals reefs around the globe are critical, and the festival did a fantastic job of blending good times and awareness. They were able to join people together for a day of fun under the sun while doing something exciting. The event was far from a cookie-cutter happening. It is not every day that people can gather to listen to music underwater while watching mermaids dress up and learn about safety and protecting the environment. This is the type of event that will grow bigger year after year, and we hope to see everybody there next year maybe with electronic dance music.
Going to great depths to ensure that this is the most immersive Imagine Festival yet, Iris Presents has announced that Imagine will be expanding to four days, which will be accompanied by full music programming on the Disco Inferno stage, early arrival camping, and an extra day of fun.
Taking place at Atlanta Motor Speedway this September 19-22, 2019, the added day will be free to everyone who purchases a 3-day ticket and available for a limited time until August 15th. Imagine has also unveiled the full lineup, in addition to several other big announcements, including a brand new stage- TechYes / Guerrilla 360 and a Saturday pool party.
The full lineup by stage, listing artists additions first includes:
OCEANIA STAGE: Drinkurwater; Eddie Gold; Mantis and Midnite Panda. Previously announced artists for Oceania include: Diplo; REZZ; Above & Beyond; Alison Wonderland; Zeds Dead; Marshmello; Alan Walker; KSHMR; Matoma; 1788-L; Ghastly; K?D; Leah Culver; Said the Sky and Svdden Death.
AMAZONIA STAGE: G Jones; Jade Cicada; JuJu Beats; Scales and Zen Selekta. Previously announced artists for Amazonia include: Louis the Child; Tipper; Cherub; Detox Unit; Goldfish Phantoms and Thriftworks.
DISCO INFERNO STAGE: Lane 8; Space Jesus; Blunts & Blondes; Sullivan King b2b Kai Wachi b2b Kompany; Boogie T; Squnto; Alex Lucas; Otica; Ployd; Throwdown; Vivid and White Rhino. Previously announced artists for Disco Inferno include: laude Vonstroke & Dirtybird Players Stage Takeover; Anna Lunoe; Dr. Fresch; J.Philip; Justin Jay; Justin Martin; Nora En Pure; Rusko; Wax Motif; Grave Gang b4b set with Subtronics, HE$H, joined now by Boogie T and Squnto.
TECHYES 360: Amine Edge & Dance; Anthony Attalla; Black v Neck; Charles Meyer; Ciszak; Clyde P; Doons; Dr Boom; Ernesto; Franklyn Watts; Galo; Greco; Hunter Reid; Lee K; Mark Starr; Ronnie Lopez; Techneekz; Tim Baresko and Treasure Fingers.
AERIA / SIX FEATHERS STAGE: Eddie Gold b2b Midnite Panda; Big Mansions; DaddyDough; Ian Live & Friends; Julian Gray; Laser Assassins; MC Word; Nhexis; NOA|AON; Paraleven; Reliquary; Ricky Raw; Torch x Elevate Block; Previously announced artists for Aeria include: BT; Darude; AK1200 and Reid Speed.
SILENT DISCO STAGE: Bandikook; Chachuba; Comisar; D:RC; Deep Technicians; Deff Jeklyn; Dose Dromer; Exit 9; Fear & Lowe; JD; JStella; Kozmic; Krushendo; LaGoons; Leet; Magnesk; Mettapattern; Mike’s Revenge; Movin Keys; Octl; Riven; Shakes; Stranger Candy; Sylo; Tripnotic; White on Rice; Xenotype and Zubah. Stage takeovers by Ian Live & Native Groove.
In addition to music pulsing throughout the festival grounds and into camping, Imagine has partnered with Beatbox Beverages to host a Vegas-style daytime pool party on Saturday. All festival-goers are invited to the party and can add the pool party to their ticket. VIP campers will automatically have the pool party included as a part of their pass. DJs for the pool party will be announced in the coming weeks.
Finally, for those Imaginers looking to get a head start on the week, Imagine is opening up the camping grounds for early arrival on Thursday, September 19th. Early arrival camping passes can be purchased as a part of a 4-day combo pass or as an add-on for those who already purchased their camping passes for Friday through Sunday.
For a limited time, up until August 15th, 4-day General Admission passes are available starting at $269- the same price as a 3-day pass and $289 for a 4-day pass with Early Arrival GA camping.
VIP passes with express entry into the festival, exclusive viewing areas, VIP bars, and lounges, and private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $369 for a 4-day pass and $539 with a 4-day pass with camping. Payment plans are still available for a limited time.
Tickets are available online via link. Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event.
The “Oscars” of electronic dance music celebrate their 22nd edition, at a venue that embodies the spirit of Ibiza, Heart Ibiza.
Voting has been extended by one more week for all you electronic music lovers!
You can show your support for your favourite artists in one, two or all of the 14 categories, including the recently launched new categories: Afro House and Deep Tech. They are all deserving, 125 nominees, and the winners are chosen by you, so lets get to voting!
Voting closes on Sunday, July 28th at 23.59 (CET) Vote now via link.
The winning artists of 2019 will be revealed at the grand ceremony which will be held at HeartIbiza on Monday, 16 September, with a very special theme that supports Plastic No More.
During this gala, the winners of the Industry Awards, which are chosen by a panel of professional experts from the electronic music industry will also be announced.
In recent news, Disneyland has announced the return of the 4th annual Electroland dance music festival in Paris, France. After another successful edition this past year, it was only right to bring the Disney Wonderland back. The event will take place next summer July 4, 2020.
This year’s festival hosted the, “Enter the Jungle” theme to go along with the companies latest blockbuster, The Lion King. Electroland 2019 festival saw EDM superstar artists such as Armin van Buuren, NERVO, Steve Aoki, Alesso and many more. Steve Aoki opened the 3-day festival and was his first return set since 2017.
Vice President Gustavo Branger of Disneyland Paris Events Group had this to say about the event:
“Electroland is an event for the people who adore music and Disney. It’s a high-class music festival with the best DJ’s providing the dream soundtrack in a theme park for a unique experience.”
“Electoland is one of a series of extremely successful live events like Disneyland Paris run weekend, Disney loves jazz, Magical pride or the Disney Halloween parties, all offering our guests a chance to experience Disneyland Paris like never before.”
Like most weekends, Disneyland was really the happiest place on Earth during the event. Next year’s lineup and ticket sales information will soon be posted on Electroland’s official Instragram and Facebook profiles.
As mentioned above, Disney’s Electroland will return to it’s Paris resort for it’s 4th edition the weekend of July 4, 2020.
With Ellen Allien‘s latest album ‘Alientronic’ in full flight, in comes the first batch of remixes. For Rmxs 1, we have Terence Fixmer, Introversion and Regal; friends and comrades who are all supremely talented. Three artists, three fresh remixes… and a special edit, too!
We begin with two remixes of ‘Love Distortion.’ First up is Terence Fixmer, the Frenchman with the Midas Touch. On his rework we get extra bold percussion that slams down with purpose as a gnarly guitar-esque riff rocks it out. Its dark, twisted and seductive – techno heavy metal made to destroy dancefloors.
Next up is Introversion‘s take. The rhythm gallops along with heavyweight beats and kicks. This track’s overall feel is murky until a trancey breakdown introduces a hypnotic motif and takes us into the main body of the track. Strap yourself in as this one is sure to take you away to another dimension.
The third remix in this package comes from BPitch Control regular Regal. His ‘XTCRemix‘ of ‘Electronic Joy‘ injects a ravey energy to the original. The percussion is high octane, pumping and utterly contagious, while the main riff has an enchanting retro feel. Get ready for the big breakdown…
Last up it’s ‘Love Distortion (Edit1)‘, a special edit of the mesmerising cut. A sombre intro leads into this restrained track that utilises its power in a considered manner. There’s a tough kick drum, which works in tandem with the undulating low end to get your body moving – but the overall atmosphere is relatively melancholy and muted.
Dutch power producer Fedde Le Grand has spent over a decade building up his reputation as one of the slickest producers in the game. With his latest offering, Fedde Le Grand turns up the heat by delivering an explosive single in the shape of ‘Skank’ – out now via Darklight Recordings.
Kicking off the track, Fedde Le Grand enlists original vocalist Jah Screechy to set the scene with his soulful reggae-tinged vocal piece paired with a down-tempo instrumental arrangement. Picking up the pace, Fedde fuses uplifting Caribbean synths and takes the listener on an enthralling ride on a turbulent bassline.
The track chops and changes, keeping the listener captivated across its duration. Arriving just in time for his performances at some of the world’s most sensational summer parties, FeddeLeGrand’s ‘Skank‘ is set to bring the energy to his upcoming performances at the likes of Parookaville, Untold, Tomorrowland and many more.
With his larger than life production style and bold live performances, Fedde Le Grand manages to stay on top of his game, delivering fresh offerings time and time again. Teaming up with Tomorrowland and Pepsi MAX, Fedde Le Grand has been on the search for ‘The Sound Of Tomorrow’ in a worldwide DJ competition.
Following a bootcamp in Ibiza, the three finalists have put their own spin on the competition’s theme song, Fedde‘s own ‘Like We Do‘. With the finalists gearing up to perform a DJ set at Tomorrowland 2019, the winner will be selected by an online public vote and will have their remix released by Fedde‘s Darklight Recordings after the festival. Keep up to date with the competition and all things Fedde via his socials via link.
The Amsterdam Dance Event – ADE 2019 just got even more tantalising with the news that progressive house masters Hernan Cattaneo and Nick Warren are teaming up for an unmissable day party where their Sudbeat x The Soundgarden concepts join forces. Taking place on Friday 18 October at the stunning waterside concert hall Muziekgebouw aan `t IJ.
The party runs from 13:00 to 21:00 with a superb line-up across four rooms. The Theatre room plays host to an all-day back-to-back set from Cattaneo and Warren, promising to take their fans on a blissful journey full of their own productions, label signings and exclusives.
The Soundgarden x Sudbeat artists from across the globe will take over the beautiful Chapel space. Over in the Bimhuis area, Dimitri plays all day long, as does Miss Melera on the Deck room with amazing views over the water.
The two legends Cattaneo and Warren continue to draw huge crowds from all over the world after decades in the game – a true testament to their skill as selectors. Always guaranteed to put together spellbinding sets that weave and build in many different directions, the prospect of their 8-hour joint set will be mouthwatering for any fan of deep, atmospheric electronic music. Not to be missed!
Hernan Cattaneo`s Sudbeat label celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with over 150 releases under its belt making for an incredibly impressive catalogue. With a roster of young talents showing their skills in the label showcases around the world.
Nick Warren`s revered The Soundgarden label has been creating musical experiences for the last few years, building a huge fan base through its eclectic label releases, mix compilations, radio shows and global events.
Tickets on sale: Thursday July 18 – 12.00 CEST via GUTS
Techno DJ and producer, Matador debuts his eagerly awaited vinyl-only Cyclone Series with a three-track EP and the first single titled ‘Come With Me’ being exclusively previewed on techno proving ground, Resident Advisor.
The series was informed by the early years of Lynch‘s career, as well as the stripped-back setup he used to make music while touring.
“I went on tour and had a week off in Australia,” Lynch told Resident Advisor.
“I got an apartment and got some speakers from some friends. I was playing a festival and I wanted new music, and it just came together and flowed. I did five tracks that week. It’s about limiting what I have—a 303, a 909, my computer and other bits and pieces. I want to be able to recreate it in my new live show this year.”
A horrific occurrence involving the sexual assault of a woman at Glasgow’s TRNSMT music festival has shaken the global festival community.
On Friday at roughly ten o’clock pm, while visiting the toilet area near the main stage, the 32-year-old victim was grabbed by a man and dragged to the back of the toilet block where another man began to rape her. The assault continued until the two cowardly men ran away after three men passing by saw them attacking the woman and began shouting at them, which scared them off.
Police are now on a relentless mission to locate the men involved in the sexual assault and are using all resources to try to locate them. Authorities believe that finding the three men that scared them off could be “vital” in discovering the perpetrators.
It is believed that the three men that scared off the two men assaulting the woman did not realize the extent of what was actually happening, but their intervention helped protect the victim and prevented the situation from further escalating. The police hope that through media outlets and public announcements that the three men will step forward and hopefully be able to identify the attackers, or at least be able to give some identifying clues to the police.
Both of the attackers are described as white, roughly 1.8 meters tall, medium build and dark hair. One of the men was wearing a black t-shirt with a small logo on the front and the other had a white t-shirt with black writing. Authorities hope that they can get the two suspects off of the streets to make them pay for their crimes against the woman, and also prevent future attacks from happening from either of them.
In a statement to BBC, TRNSMT festival said: “We are doing everything possible to help emergency services with their inquiries, but our focus at the moment is the wellbeing of the person involved, and we are ensuring that they have all of the support that they need.”
Anyone with any information about the sexual assault at TRNSMT is being urged to contact Stewart Street CID via 101 or to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
There has been a rising concern at British and UK based music festivals involving the safety of women at events over the last few years, with reports of sexual harassment and attacks steadily trickling out of events.
Last year a study, with research led by Durham University revealed that 70 percent of women were concerned about attending events due to the fear of sexual assault looming. In the study, it came to light that 30 percent of the women in the study had been sexually harassed, while ten percent said that they were actually assaulted at UK music festivals.
Party people we have to keep each other safe out there. Stand up like the three men that scared off the attackers if something seems off. Protecting one another is critical, however, something also has to be done by organizers and event planners to help keep people safe. Music festivals are what people go do to experience freedom, people should not have to fear getting sexually assaulted while attending events.