Influential New York City promoter Rob Fernandez has passed away, according to numerous sources on social media. Details remain scarce about the cause of death, but the news was first announced this morning by Verboten. A veteran club promoter, Fernandez regularly enlisted the services of some of the biggest DJs in the world. He served as Pacha New York’s Director of Promotions/Bookings and co-helmed the popular Dance.Here.Now event at Cielo with Benny Soto. Along with Pacha New York owner Eddie Dean, he ran RPM Presents, an events company that did one-off dance parties at Governors Island, Pier 94, Central Park, MetLife Stadium, Radio City Music Hall to warehouses. Fernandez had been involved in the New York clubbing scene as a promoter for over twenty years, throwing parties all over the city. This morning, DJs such as Mat Zo, The Martinez Brothers, Seth Troxler and Adventure Club took to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to express their condolences. Fernandez clearly will be missed by many, he was a force in NYC nightlife.
In 2014, TomorrowWorld welcomed 160,000 festival-goers from around the world to the mythical grounds of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. TomorrowWorld is a 3-day festival (and 5-day camping experience) known for innovative and immersive experiences with mind-blowing décor, enchanting acts and animation, A-class camping, eccentric VIP areas and gourmet food. Hailing from Belgium, the mother festival of TomorrowWorld, Tomorrowland, celebrated its 10-year anniversary this past July. To mark this anniversary, two weekends played host to the sold out pilgrimage of over 360,000 international guests. The magic and inspiration of TomorrowWorld is crafted from Tomorrowland, where stages and concepts come to life, experiences are created, and musical explorations take place.
TomorrowWorld is looking for one (1) ReverbNation artist to perform on their first-ever live music stage, Terminal West Presents L!VE. The selected artist will also receive a$500 travel stipend. ReverbNation puts Artists First with powerful career management tools, A&R capabilities, and far-reaching industry relationships. Since 2006, more than 4 million Artists from across the world have used ReverbNation to connect with venues, festivals, brands, media, blogs, labels and fans, allowing them to advance their careers and grow their audience. If you have fantasized about playing next to your favorite EDM artist then now is your opportunity. Don’t miss out on this chance of a lifetime and click here to submit your original track!
Ruby Rose is an Australian model, recording artist, actress, television presenter, and former MTV VJ. Her latest role as the shows star in Orange is the New Black, has continued to gain popularity and she is taking full advantage of the hype to expand her music career. EDM fans should know that Ruby Rose is also a DJ in addition to her talented film career. Rose debuted for the first time in New York City at the legendary club Pacha on July 4th and was a huge hit with all her fans. She even has a SoundCloud page full of mediocre, multi-genre tracks and moderately better mixes. As a celebrity working in the film industry, she is not the first actress to take part in electronic music. Taryn Manning has been producing since 2012, and has even been remixed by R3hab. She’s also a vocalist and has been featured on tracks from KDrew, Razihel, and Bynon. Click below to listen to Ruby Rose’s music and be sure to stay tuned for her up and coming hits!
Hard Rock Sofa are a Russian electronic dance music duo formed in Smolensk in 2005. Composed of Alexander Shapovalov and Denis Chepikov, and they are currently signed to Axwell’s Axtone Records. Hard Rock Sofa formed as a trio originally in 2005 between Alexander Shapovalov, Denis Chepikov, and Sergey Zuev. Their breakthrough success came in the form of their collaboration with St. Brothers for the single “Blow Up” on Axtone Records. “Blow Up” was accompanied with remixes by Axwell, Thomas Gold, Hook N Sling, and Goodwill. It peaked at number two in the Beatport Top 100 and was supported by all members of Swedish House Mafia.
In 2011 they released “I Wanna Be Your Dog” alongside Swanky Tunes which sampled The Stooges’ well known 1969 Garage Rock song by the same title. Since 2011 they’ve released numerous singles and remixes, most notably on Size Records, Spinnin’ Records, Refune Records, and Protocol Recordings. In 2012 their remix of David Guetta’s track “Just One Last Time” peaked at number one in the Beatport Top 100 where it held the position for five days. In 2013 their track “Quasar” was featured in the action film, Fast & Furious 6. Don’t miss out on this talented duo playing in New York City at Highline Ballroom on Friday August 21st! Click below to hear some tunes from Hard Rock Sofa, we promise you won’t be disappointed!
Major Lazer is an electronic music group created by record producer Diplo, with current members Jillionaire and Walshy Fire. Also, Boaz van de Beatz and Jr. Blender often contribute to the groups projects, even though they are not official members. Initially the English DJ and producer Switch was part of the group, but the two parted ways in late 2011. Their music spans numerous genres, usually fusing reggae and dancehall music with dance genres such as electro house. Major Lazer has had quite a year thus far, from linking up with DJ Snake and MO for “Lean On”, which continues to be one of the biggest hits of the year so far, to claiming the number 1 spot on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart with Peace is the Mission.
Major Lazer has switched spots with Jamie XX’s In Colour, to take the rightful place with their latest hit. Walshy Fire, Jillionaire, and Diplo have announced that a follow up record is due later this year, which could also claim the top spot on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Album in the future. On top of everything that is going on for Major Lazer, they just released an official remix from Vanic of the opening track from the album, “Be Together”, which gives an overall unique sound to the track. Be sure to listen to the remix below as well as Major Lazer’s Peace is the Mission. Stay tuned for the future endeavors that Major Lazer has in store for their fans!
The moment we have all been waiting for has finally arrived, Tomorrowland has just announced the theme’s for this year’s festival. In just a few weeks, the people of tomorrow will escape into The Kingdom of Melodia. The 4 minute-introductory video captures the out-of-this-world-expereince and imagination driven event that has spent over a decade delivering the most awe-inspiring festival experience on the planet. To top it off, this year the National Orchestra will be playing on the Opera stage Sunday evening where they will perform the “Symphony of Unity”.
As the world’s biggest DJs and electronic producers make their way to Boom, Belgium; there will be 15 stages decorated in over-sized flowers, active volcanoes, giant disco balls, explosive butterflies, smoke cannons, confetti and anything else that fits into this eccentric festival theme. Tomorrowland is the most sought-after ticket in the world and one of the biggest dance music festivals so prepare to have your eyes and ears opened across one unforgettable weekend. Be sure to check out the video below to enter into the most dynamic fantasy land created! Buy your tickets now before it is too late!
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.