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.
David Guetta is a French DJ and record producer. He co-founded Gum Productions and released his first album, Just a Little More Love, in 2002. Later, he released Guetta Blaster (2004) and Pop Life (2007) featuring 2 tracks with the UK’s Tara McDonald. Guetta achieved mainstream success with his 2009 album, One Love, which included the hit singles “When Love Takes Over“, “Gettin’ Over You“, and “Sexy Bitch“, all three of which reached #1 in the UK. The 2011 follow-up album, Nothing but the Beat, continued this success, containing the hit singles, “Where Them Girls At“, “Little Bad Girl“, “Without You“, “Titanium” and “Turn Me On“. Guetta has sold over nine million albums and 30 million singles worldwide. In 2011 Guetta was voted as the #1 DJ in the ‘DJ Mag Top 100 DJs fan poll. In 2015, Billboard crowned “When Love Takes Over” as the number one dance-pop collaboration of all time.
Guetta, has achieved yet another enormous feat in his massive career. Not only has Guetta joined the ranks of Eminem and Ed Sheeran with over two billion plays on Spotify, but he’s also the first EDM and French artist to do so. Guetta also earned the title of the most followed artist in all of Spotify, with 6.8 million followers and 15 million plays per month. One of David Guetta’s singles, “Hey Mama” featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha, and Afrojack, has over 95 million global streams thus far, sitting at number six on the Global Spotify charts. The track is part of Guetta’s sixth and most recent album Listen which has had incredible success since its release last November. Click below to hear the talented David Guetta, we promise you won’t be disappointed!
David Guetta ft Nicki Minaj & Afrojack- Hey Mama
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!
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!