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Protocol Recordings Releases Miami 2016 Mix

Protocol Recordings has consistently been a heavyweight presence in Miami during Winter Music Conference/Miami Music Week, and 2016 will be no different. The label is kicking off the party with a white-hot 20 track compilation mixed by rising prodigies Florian Picasso & Blinders. The hour-long episode showcases Protocol‘s impressive repertoire of artists, featuring familiar hits such as Volt & State‘s“Sandcastles” and exclusive releases from Deniz Koyu, Arno Cost, Sam Void, Avedon, Tom Tyger and of course Nicky Romero‘s tunes – “Harmony” (w/ Stadiumx) and brand new “Future Funk” (w/ Nile Rodgers). This exhilarating hour of some of the hottest house more »

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TomorrowWorld Will Have to Wait Until Tomorrow

Tomorrowworld will have to wait til tomorrow

TomorrowWorld will have to wait until…well, tomorrow, or in this case, most likely next year. TomorrowWorld took to their Facebook to announce that they will be canceling this year’s festival. TomorrowWorld is owned by an entertainment company called ID&T, a subsidiary of SFX, a company with a very interesting track record. Their spotty past seems to have caught up with them in light of recent events. After acquiring Beatport a few years back and firing all of the founding engineers to make a horrible version of Beatport Pro on top of the existing architecture, they filed for Chapter 11 on more »

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Listen now: NGHTMRE’s New Track From EP

NGHTMRE'S new track - "Hold Me Close"

NGHTMRE is on a roll dropping 3 straight bangers leading up to his self-titled NGHTMRE EP. NGHTMRE’S new track, “Hold Me Close” ​full of blockbuster-final-fight-scene vibes. Stay tuned for one more track dropping in the next two weeks and the full EP being released on 3/25. “I’m a sucker for melodic tracks so I tried to really make something thats uplifting and energetic but still maintains a lot of musicality to it.” – NGHTMRE NGHTMRE’S NEW EP EP Tracklist (Dropping 3/25) 1. Prelude 2. Burn Out 3. Get Back 4. Hold Me Close 6. Holdin’ On To Me 5. Touch NGTMRE Upcoming Tour more »

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The History of Lightning In A Bottle

Lightning In A Bottle just went live with their new website which features LIB 2016 logistics, history of LIB, an new interview series, and a new blog with features leading up to LIB 2016. Check it out below: LIB lovers alike! To stay connected to the roots of our incredible community and to offer those just getting to know… Posted by Lightning in a Bottle on Friday, February 5, 2016

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EDC 20 Year Playlist

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Insomniac has launched the “EDC 20-Year Playlist Series,” highlighting the most memorable tracks in dance music and EDC history. Every Thursday, a new EDC playlist will debut on Insomniac.com and Spotify, featuring key influential figures and pivotal tracks in dance music from each year, starting with EDC’s debut in 1997 and counting down to EDC Las Vegas 2016. Pasquale Rotella, CEO and Founder of Insomniac, alongside a team of Insomniac curators have constructed each weekly playlist, carefully mirroring the festival’s evolution from an underground, word-of-mouth event to a rite of passage more »

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BMC Announces A Star Studded Speaker List

Key execs from Facebook/Instagram, Twitter/Periscope/Vine, Kobalt, Native Instruments, Coda, Sound On Sound, AEI, and more, will join industry figures from Beatport, PRS, AFEM, Toolroom, Hospital Records, NTIA, DJ Magazine, Shogun Audio, BIMM, Mobilee Records, Skint Records, Believe Digital, Safehouse Management, Intec Digital, Critical Records, Wunderground, Republic of Music and GAK Audio. BMC has quickly established itself as a vital meeting point for the electronic music industry, bringing together leading organisations and figures for two days of master classes, panels, and talks. In line with the event’s reputation as a forum for new ideas and challenging conventional industry thinking, Association For Electronic Music (AFEM) CEO Mark Lawrence has revealed the more »

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Stacked 5th Annual EDC NY Lineup Revealed

Today, Insomniac announced the unparalleled lineup of artists set to perform at Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) New York 2016.  The 5th edition of the festival will return to NYC at Citi Field on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15. This two-day celebration will treat fans to a newly expanded footprint featuring a larger, reimagined stage layout, the East Coast debut of Carnival Square, full-scale carnival rides, beautiful art installations and extended artist set times. The soundtrack to EDC NY will take fans on a musical journey, showcasing a mix of fresh faces and old school favorites from genres covering, more »

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LIB’s Temple of Consciousness Unveils Transformational Roster for 2016

California’s premiere camping festival, Lightning in a Bottle, has just revealed its exhilarating plans for the 2016 Lucent Temple of Consciousness, which will delve into interactive discussions and workshops covering intimacy/sexuality, deep healing, self-empowerment, liberating practices, finance, activism and more. Located prominently on the festival grounds as the gathering’s sacred vibrational epicenter, The Temple is a sacred refuge devoted to unlocking the mysteries of self and science historically buried from our collective awareness. Featuring celebrated speakers, workshops, day + night time yoga, movement instruction, ecstatic dance, and intimate music encounters with world-renowned musicians–the Temple is the beating heart of Lightning more »

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It’s Been A Crazy Year For Jack Ü

It’s been a year since Skrillex and Diplo joined forces to change the face of electronic music. The killer duo has been on tour as Jack Ü since that ground shaking day of the album release. They released a video this past week in celebration of the wild ride they’ve been on. This video gives us a glimpse into what their life has been like for the past year. The video features footage from all over the world, from Thailand to Machu Pichu, this video has it all. Recently, they won 2 Grammy Awards for Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronic more »

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Get Your EDC NY VIP Experience

Today, Insomniac announced the impressive details surrounding the brand new, expanded VIP offerings at the upcoming 5th annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), New York. Taking place at Citi Field, Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, VIP ticket holders will now be able to enjoy an experience doubled in size including new stage viewing areas, a classic Speakeasy, complimentary high end liquor tastings, Wi-Fi hotspots, complimentary gourmet food options, customized gifts and more. VIP guests can exit the subway and use the dedicated VIP entrance to walk straight into EDC New York’s Electric Grove, the massive main VIP courtyard, situated more »

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Get Your Enchanted Forest Tickets ASAP

Ticket prices for the celebrated music, yoga, and premiere flow-arts and conscious movement festival Enchanted Forest Gathering go up TOMORROW, Tuesday March 1st. “The Time is Meow” ticket tier is priced at $207 and will be available for purchase until April 1. The Time is MEOW ~ activate your crew, now’s the time to get your #enchantedforestgathering tickets if you want to save… Posted by enchanted forest gathering on Monday, February 29, 2016

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Aesop Rock Announces New Album

Indie-rap mainstay Aesop Rock has announced a new album, The Impossible Kid, is dropping April 29 on Rhymesayers Entertainment, marking his first solo venture since 2012’s Skelethon. On the new album Aesop continues finding new ways to improve on the skills that have made him one of the kings of indie hip-hop. His new creative process includes a newfound willingness to open up about his personal life, going deep on topics like depression, his sometimes rocky relationship with his family, and the turbulent handful of years following a friend’s death that culminated in Aesop leaving his adopted home of San Francisco more »

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CRYSTAL CASTLES Anounce Tour Dates

This spring marks the return of CRYSTAL CASTLES who are on tap to release their fourth album via Casablanca Records. Having just played two sold-out shows atbLondon‘s Electrowerkz February 23 and 24 as part of the NME Awards Shows 2016, the experimental electronic band will return to North America to appear at several influential music festivals to showcase their new material for fans. In March, the Toronto-based group returns to the U.S. to appear at Buku Music + Art Project in New Orleans, VIVA PHX in Phoenix, SXSW in Austin and Miami’s Ultra Music Festival. Other upcoming plays include Burgerama in Southern more »

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Seven Lions Gets Remixed

Is your hangover killing you this morning? If so, we have just the remedy for you. Or rather, Seven Lions and Said The Sky do. Said The Sky, a Colorado native, has added his own twist to Seven Lions’ track “Falling Away ft. LIGHTS.” Listing KOAN Sound as a big inspiration, Said The Sky’s production is just as crisp, taking the original house-y track and making it into more of a chill trap tune. He samples the original elegant vocals, making his own unique sounding synth, creating an infectious melody. Said The Sky perfectly creates a vibe that makes you want to more »

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Bobby Puma Changes Style On New Track

Bobby Puma, a San Fran native, has definitely made an imprint on the scene. Collaborating with Chuckie and having Tiesto do an edit of his track, Bobby Puma has been gaining some traction with huge artists. His newest track, has already grabbed the attention of some big names like Calvin Harris, Hardwell, Tiesto and Alesso. This time however, instead of making his usual house banger, Puma has decided to go one deeper with his new track. The track features the ethereal vocals of Katt Rockell, which compliment the groove of the bass line perfectly. This new track is unique in more »

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Envision Costa Rica Announces 2017 Dates

Fresh off the announcement of a second sold-out event, Envision Festival is thrilled to unveil the dates and ticket sales for the 2017 gathering, returning to its blissful home in Uvita, Costa Rica next February 23rd – 26th, 2017. Those interested in attending Envision next February, or who may have missed out on purchasing a ticket for the sold out 2016 festival, will have an opportunity to plan their travels as soon as this month — the Envision Festival 2017 ticket sale will begin during this year’s festivities, on Friday February 26, 2016 at 2PM CST. A very limited amount more »

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HARD Miami Lineup

Following two sold-out HOLY SHIP! sailings, HARD Events returns to Miami onFriday, March 18 at Cameo Nightclub (1445 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139).  2016’s HARD Miami-which leaves its annual downtown Miami spot for South Beach–heats up Miami Music Week with an all-star lineup led by Boys Noize, Jauz and What So Not. The bill also features Destructo, Wax Motif, Rezz, Drezo, Wuki and special guest 2 Live Crew.   In addition to the main room, fans will also have the option to check out AC Slater’s Night Bass in room 2 featuring Justin Martin, Shiba San, AC Slater, Chris Lorenzo more »

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FTamp, Sex Room – ‘Need You’ OUT NOW on REVEALED

The collaborative effort of teacher and student, FTampa and Sex Room, are at it again with their new main-stage progressive house banger, ‘Need You’. This song is just in time to get you in the mood for the festival season ahead of us. A much different vibe than the Brazilian duo’s previous track, ‘Lifetime,’ ‘Need You’ features uplifting melodies, rich super saw chords, and a definite progressive house feeling that will leave your booty shakin’. This track will you have you dancin’ around your house, in your car, or just strollin’ down the street. Give the track preview a listen below where more »

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GARETH EMERY ANNOUNCES HIS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM ‘100 REASONS TO LIVE’ DUE OUT APRIL 1

Many things have happened with U.K. producer, songwriter and DJ GARETH EMERY since the 2014 release of his last studio album, DRIVE.  He made Los Angeles home, welcomed the birth of his first child and launched his radio show, “Electric For Life.” In between touring, his time was focused in the studio working on his third album, 100 REASONS TO LIVE, due out on Garuda Music/Armada April 1. Today (February 19), along with the reveal of the album title and its release date,EMERY has released his new single “Reckless” featuring U.K. indie darlings Wayward Daughter as an instant grat with more »

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Halfway To EDC at Marquee Dayclub Dome February 13 & 14

We have finally reached the halfway mark to this year’s 20th anniversary of Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC). To celebrate the occasion, devoted EDC fans came together at Insomniac & Marquee’s Halfway to EDC event over the weekend, hosted at the Marquee Dayclub Dome at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. On Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14, Marquee Dayclub was transformed into a massive playground pool party amidst daisy décor, whimsical costumed performers and the biggest names in dance music. Fans came decked in their early summer outfits as they danced until sunset and took a dip in the pool more »

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