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2016 Predictions: Transformational Festivals, New Genres, Marketing Tools

Happy 2016 everyone! We are almost a week into 2016, and I think it’s time to lay down some predictions for this year. I acknowledge that I’ll likely will be wrong about most of these, but I will be really, really right about a few of them. Let’s take a look. The Predictions 1. Bass House will grow old & generic It’s sad to think about, but bass house will become stale. Unfortunately, whenever a few artists pioneer a sound, there is a wave of imitators that hitch onto the trend drive it to the ground. As 2016 progresses, you more »

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Electric Forest Returns!

Today, Electric Forest (EF) announced the return of the 6th annual music and camping festival to the legendary Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan on June 23-26, 2016.  In conjunction with the announcement, EF released the first video of a brand new four part series titled, Once Upon The Forest: Awakening. This beautiful video series will in culminate December, when fans will give fans the first chance to purchase tickets to EF16.   EF’s Once Upon The Forest video series celebrates the qualities that spark love for Electric Forest in its community – the invitation to consider our oneness, the exploration of music, and the more »

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Reaction NYE Chicago

In celebration of Chicago’s diverse musical landscape, REACTION NYE gathers a wide spectrum of genres, ranging from pioneers and trailblazers, to the freshest up-and-comers and local luminaries.  The jam-packed lineup features headlining performances by two of modern dance music’s living legends:DEADMAU5 and SKRILLEX, along with support from top-notch talent including Chicago’s own CHANCE THE RAPPER, critically acclaimed hip-hop duo RUN THE JEWELS, CHVRCHES, ROBIN SCHULZ, BONOBO, PURITY RING as well as GREEN VELVET and CLAUDE VONSTROKE as GET REAL.  Additional artists include BADBADNOTGOOD, CASHMERE CAT, JAMIE JONES, CHERUB, THE FLOOZIES, THUNDERCAT, MIJA, AUTOGRAF and PROBCAUSE, plus more. Over the past 5 years, React’s annual NYE bash took shape with one-off performances from the likes of more »

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The Day After Festival 2016

After the huge success of The Day After 2015, Showpro and Disco Donnie Presents are getting ready to host the biggest festival of the Central America region, The Day After Festival January 15 – 17th, 2016. For the festival’s fourth year, they’re continuing their commitment to inviting dance music’s brightest stars for the Latin America throwdown by introducing Above & Beyond, Jack Ü, andZedd as 2016’s headliners. They follow in the foot steps of Tiësto, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Bassjackers, Dvbbs, Borgore, W & W, NERVO, and 43 additional artists, who filled out the 2015 roster. For 2016, TDA will again take over Figali Convention Center where 40,000+ music fans will flock for the more »

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Dreamstate San Francisco Lineup Revealed

LOS ANGELES (October 14, 2015) ­– Yesterday, Insomniac revealed the full lineup of 16 internationally celebrated artists who will perform at the inaugural Dreamstate San Francisco, the only dedicated trance brand in the United States. Dreamstate will take over the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17, with general tickets on sale beginning today, October 14 at Noon PT HERE. Thousands of trance music lovers will gather together for a weekend filled with positivity and community, the first of its kind in Northern California. The very first Dreamstate event in Southern California sold out in an more »

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NOCTURNAL WONDERLAND REVIEW (20th Anniversary)

This past labor day weekend, almost 85,000 ravers from across the nation adjourned in San Bernardino for Insomniac’s 20th anniversary celebration of Nocturnal Wonderland. With a lineup of over 115 diverse artists, the weekend was set to be historic.  It’s no surprise that when Insomniac events announces another one of their famously themed events, people naturally develop high expectations. Luckily, Insomniac does a phenomenal job of delivering an amazing, communal, musical experience for all of its’ attendees. This year at Nocturnal wonderland, dance music fans from all over southern California (and some neighboring states as well), flocked to San Bernardino more »

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Do LaB’s Woogie Weekend: So Much Room for Activities

The countdown to Woogie Weekend is officially underway, and the Do LaB can’t wait to head back to their favorite location! When you’re packing your party pants and creative costumes, don’t forget your workout wear, swimsuit and a sturdy pair of tennis shoes because now that we’re back at Oak Canyon Park – there is so much room for activities.   Get wet with Bijoulette as they host Woogie Weekend’s whimsical Slip n Slide.  While the dancefloors heat up, kick back and relax in a plush interactive, cool-down space.  Enjoy an immersive performance experience from Southern California’s Bijoulette, who have more »

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ULTRA WORLDWIDE ANNOUNCES NEW ‘ROAD TO ULTRA’ EVENTS IN SINGAPORE & THE PHILIPPINES | CELEBRATES HISTORIC WEEKEND IN KOREA, THAILAND & MACAU | ULTRA BALI SOLD OUT!

Photo Credit: Rukes Artist: David Guetta It truly has been a whirlwind month for ULTRA Worldwide. Having hosted the fourth annual festival edition of ULTRA Korea plus brand new ‘Road To Ultra’ events in Macau and Thailand earlier in June — not forgetting the recent announcements of ULTRA Bali Beach (now sold out), ULTRA Chile and Road to ULTRA events in Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay—the world’s most international festival brand now reveals SINGAPORE and THE PHILIPPINES as the next countries in an ever-growing number of territories around the world to witness the incredible Road to ULTRA experience! Taking place on Saturday, September 26, 2015, Road To ULTRA Philippines will welcome thousands of guests to the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds in Manila, which, having opened back more »

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Mamby On The Beach: Don’t Miss The Summery-est Festival in the Midwest

About a decade ago, some local Chicago-based DJs and musical artists including but not limited to Green Velvet/Cajmere and Derrick Carter got together and started a yearly summer fling on Oakwood Beach, one of Chicago’s many beaches on the coast of the abundantly blue and fantastically beautiful Lake Michigan. The whole idea was to simply unite a crowd of people focused on the music in a unique summer environment in the city which some call “the Miami of the North,” a nickname earned by all of Chicago’s wonderful waterfront during the warm months of the year. Who wouldn’t want to come jam to some tunes in more »

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Do LaB Reveals Powerhouse Woogie Weekend After-Hours Roster

Get your dancing shoes ready because Woogie Weekend just announced its roster of four after-hours crews holding it down at Do LaB’s newest camp-out festival this July in Southern California. Spanning House and Techno to Disco and Tribal-Funk, these legendary California crews are bringing the heat.   Hailing from both Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Pocket is an event production/DJ crew home to artists like Pumpkin, Jesse Wright, and Sammy Bliss. Additionally, they produce, manage, and collaborate on events and festivals – most notably, The Woogie Stage at Lightning in a Bottle, and now – Woogie Weekend. Repping Pocket more »

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TrapStyle Exclusive Interview: Seven Lions

We had the great opportunity to sit down with one of the most prolific and well-respected producers in the game, Seven Lions, at Spring Awakening Music Festival in Chicago. We talked about production tips and the importance of delivering a good show to the fans. TrapStyle: Thanks for taking the time for an interview. First off, what’s with the name? Why seven lions and not six? Or a hundred? Seven Lions: It’s from a book, actually, called Latro In The Mist. It’s a character from a book. TS: Where did you get your start in music? Where did it all begin? 7L: more »

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