Boasting the world’s best DJs, unparalleled production, and location in the beautiful city of Split, ULTRA Europe is the ultimate destination music festival that you won’t want to miss out on. ULTRA Europe is returning for its third year in Croatia and promises to build on its first two years to become even bigger and better. The main stage event is only the beginning of the craziness. Be sure to expect daily boat parties sailing over the Adriatic Sea and an insane beach party on Hvar Island that will leave you going home when the sun is coming up.
The line up has ballooned from previous years to include a wealth of new talent each year that will leave the festival-goers wanting more. To round out the lineup, Ultra has just announced 3 days worth of artists on the UMF Radio stage and the rest of Carl Cox’s supporting cast. Over 30 up-and-coming DJs are represented on the Radio stage, testament once again to Ultra’s dedication to exposing and bolstering the best and brightest in the electronic music world. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to see a beautiful country while jamming out to the best DJs in the world! Create moments and memories that will last a lifetime and be sure to check out the Phase 1 lineup below or head to their website to see the complete lineup for ULTRA Europe.
Highlighting a charged path from Moscow to Miami, the Russian innovative trio who amplify the progressive and electronic house sound are known as Swanky Tunes. The group formed in 1998, experimenting with different electronic styles in pursuit of their own sound. At first, there were techno sounds mixed with vintage synthesizers. Then the group moved into a distinctly big-beat influenced sound. These days, hints of the techno, electro-80’s, and the contemporary progressive house movements are all finding their way into the mix.
With their uplifting anthemic sound, the Smolensk based music pioneers deliver dance floor bangers to nightclubs and festivals around the globe. Whether it be in the studio, on stage, or the global music charts, the Showland label headliners are at the forefront of electronic dance music. Swanky Tunes will be headlining at Highline Ballroom Friday July 24th. Don’t miss out on an epic night with this dynamic trio spinning tunes all night long! Be sure to check out some of their tunes below and the flier for details on their performance. Get your tickets here before it’s too late!
TomorrowWorld is just upon the dawning of their third year, and the US festival continually sets the bar one notch higher each year. Despite the rise of tropical house, the festival has yet to host a stage specifically for the sun-soaked genre. TomorrowWorld announced that Australian tropical kingpin, Thomas Jack, will be hosting his own stage called Thomas Jack Presents.
The festival still has yet to reveal who he will have onboard, but with his tastemaking expertise endorsed by Pete Tong, the friends he will be playing with should be nothing short of stellar. In addition to the announcement, the Aussie house artisan forged an exclusive mix to celebrate the exciting stage announcement. Floating through tribal and tropical territories throughout the hour, this mix will take you straight into the island mindset with the help of Bakermat, Cassimm, and other tasteful house picks. Click below to listen to the exclusive track that everyone is raving about!
This past weekend, Kaskade made the most out of his main stage set at EDC Las Vegas by testing out a new track on the masses. Those who missed out can listen to the live rip below.
About halfway into his performance atop the kineticFIELD stage, he introduces “Disarm You,” to audiences for the first time, ushering in snares and elevated chord progressions that carry singer Ilsey’s vocals to a euphoric high. Little is known of the Californian singer-songwriter, though she was featured in Robin Schulz’s melodic hit, “Headlights,” previous to her work with Kaskade.
“Disarm You” was just one of many tracks to receive massive fanfare during Kaskade’s main stage romp. His tracklist (which he posted on Facebook) consisted heavily of his own music, including festival staples such as “Never Sleep Alone,” “Last Chance” and “We Don’t Stop,” along with some mash-ups and his ever-contentious remix of Jack Ü’s Justin Bieber collaboration “Where Are Ü Now.”
In addition to his main stage appearance, he also performed a sunrise Redux set that same night. Check out his track, “Disarm You”, below.
Odesza are an American electronic music duo from Seattle consisting of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight. Their debut album, Summer’s Gone, was released in 2012 to much acclaim in the underground electronic music community. Following Summer’s Gone, Odesza released their first EP in 2013 entitled, My Friends Never Die, followed by their second LP, In Return, in 2014. Their name has an interesting story behind the meaning- Odesza is coincidentally the Hungarian spelling for the city of Odessa, Ukraine. The band’s name, however is taken from the name from Mills’ uncle’s ship, which sank. Only his Uncle and one other crew mate survived. Since the spelling “Odessa” was already being used by a Scottish synth band, they instead chose to use the Hungarian spelling, replacing the “ss” with “sz”.
They are still currently busy out on the road, and yet the first phase of their forthcoming ‘In Return’ world tour has already been revealed. With major festivals like Governors Ball, Bonnaroo and Coachella under their belts, the Seattle pair will enjoy a mere 19 days of R&R before traveling to destinations including New Zealand, Paris, Cologne and Amsterdam. From October 30 until December 5, Odesza will make their long-awaited return to North America as part of their largest headlining tour of their careers thus far. Don’t miss out on this dynamic duo’s music and be sure to check out the full list of tour dates below, with more shows to be announced toward the end of the summer!
Bassnectar is an American DJ and record producer. He is best known for his live performances, light shows, and community engagement. Bassnectar honed his style playing house parties in the San Francisco Bay Area, and began gaining momentum at Burning Man, often playing up to 7 sets a night. He began the project as an open-sourced musical experiment exploring the interplay between music and community. He released his first album in 2001 and performed as Bassnectar for the first time in 2002. Since gaining momentum and commercial acclaim, Bassnectar has collaborated with and remixed a host of artists and producers, including Lupe Fiasco, Perry Farrell, Ellie Goulding, Gogol Bordello, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Datsik, ill.Gates, Mimi Page, Excision and Jantsen, and many more.
Bass music’s king of innovation, Bassnectar, just dropped five new tracks off his upcoming Into the SunEP out June 30th via his imprint Amorphous Music. Lorin first gifts us with a metal-inspired remix of The Naked and Famous’ “No Way” followed by new originals “Into the Sun”, Speakerbox featuring Lafa Taylor, the gritty and dark “The Mystery Spot” alongside G Jones and a 2015 rework of his remix of Dorfex Bos‘ self-titled single.
There will be 16 tracks featured on the genre-bending album, consisting of a medley of new productions, reworks of past remixes and finishing with a bonus 70-minute mix of the album titled “Mixtape 13.” While Lorin’s die-hard fans await the highly-anticipated album, in the interview he is quick to say he will treat it like a mixtape stating: “[Mixtapes] are fun playgrounds for me because there are no rules. You’re basically sampling anything and mixing everything together with abandon. It’s like a big fucking sonic collage.” Be sure to click below to hear Bassnectar’s newest songs, we promise you won’t be disappointed!
Bassnectar- Into The Sun
A few days ago, trance fans in Los Angeles were greeted to a welcome surprise. According to multiple sources, clubbers found fliers on the street announcing Insomniac Event’s newest festival, Dreamstate. According to the flier, the festival will be entirely dedicated to trance music; this is the first time Insomniac has ever catered to the genre in such a way.
Furthermore, it seems the event producer has chosen to go the route of raves happening in the early ’90s and early 2000′s — no official announcement has been made on the company website, and it seems the only solid proof that the festival is real came from a posting by Motive Events on Facebook.
The festival will take place somewhere in Southern California for two days right after Thanksgiving. Obviously, the lineup remains to be seen. Considering Insomniac’s more recent trance lineups have featured an array of artists from across the trance spectrum, fans are speculating it will more than likely be satisfactory for everyone. The fact alone that Insomniac is throwing a festival with a purely trance lineup is huge; such festivals are rarely seen outside of Europe or some parts of South America.
Stay tuned for more development on what will hopefully be an incredible new festival!
To help attendees cope with the post-Tomorrowland Brasil blues, Elite Daily and T-Mobile teamed up with the festival to release a special short film following two festival-goers from their daily lives into the realm of Tomorrow and back to reality.
The short film also debuts three unreleased tracks: “Portland” by an unidentified producer, “Wake Up” by Jay Hardway, and “Zero Gravity” by Borgeous featuring Lights — all of which are sure to be heard at the forthcoming Tomorrowland in Belgium and TomorrowWorld in Georgia. If that’s not enough, the video was released alongside a TomorrowWorld contest for fans to win an all-inclusive VIP package for four including passes, two Easy Tents, and a helicopter tour of the grounds at the festival in September.
Still want more from Tomorrowland Brasil? Don’t worry we have you covered. Tomorrowland has released the after-movie for its inaugural edition in Brasil. The 11-minute clip shows what Tomorrowland does best — big crowds, big DJs and big production. The short film primarily is focused on the main stage where you have the biggest production and the most well-known names, but also shows some overhead shots of the camp grounds and a few other stages on the lush grounds just outside of Sao Paolo. ID&T, the company who produced Tomorrowland, also has a teasing announcements for Mexico and India. At the end of the video, the dates for the 2016 edition of the 3-day event is also announced. Re-live Tomorrowland with these two short films to reminisce on the fond memories of Tomorrowland Brasil!
The Sonic Bed provides a full body psychedelic musical experience that you won’t want to miss out on!
Sound artist Kaffe Matthews has been experimenting with different electro-acoustic material for over two decades in an attempt to explore new ideas of musical perception. One of her more interesting conceptions is the Sonic Bed. Part of the Music For Bodies collaborative research project, it’s a large, wooden structure with high fidelity speakers embedded into the framework. Almost like an isolation tank set to a backdrop of psychedelic soundscapes, it provides a meditative space where two listeners can interact with sound as a full-body experience.
Sonic Bed is also an instrument, to be played by anyone who is interested, to make pieces for it using the specially developed software interface, built by and being developed in collaboration with David Muth. This interface enables the maker to draw and record sounds through the 12 channel sound system hidden under the mattress while lying in it. 12 independent sources of sound can be playing and moving independently at any one time simultaneously while lying in the bed.
Created by Matthews as a museum exhibit (no plans for retail as of yet), the bed requires 220 volts of electricity and covers every inch of your body in sound. Throw in a flat-panel TV and you will never leave bed again.
Click below for details on the construction of the Sonic Bed. Don’t miss out on this psychedelic musical experience!
What could be more awesome than partying on top of one of The Seven Wonders of the World?! Located about an hour and a half outside of Beijing, the YinYang Music Festival (YYMF) will be held on the most significant Chinese cultural landmark, The Great Wall of China. The festival venue itself was built specifically for performances. Returning June 20-22, the YYMF will gather 50 of the best China based DJs and headlining international artists for the development of the emerging Chinese underground electronic scene.
Thus far, YYMF is the first festival focused on uniting the Chinese electronic music scene by working with pioneer venues and leading artist crews from Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, and many more. Festival-goers are offered cheap sleeping facilities and camping options, round-trip ground transportation and, most importantly, 3-day festival tickets for only 300RMB (about $50). The festival has received global attraction with its unique goals and ideas. On top of providing safety measures, Tianjin is well-known for bringing music and performance talents which will bring a new culture and new ideas to the local community. Come experience a new culture of underground dance music and an unforgettable night of a lifetime!