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JayKode Remixes NYC in Signature Classical Bass Style

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Continuing with his Classical Bass style, JayKode delivers another bangin’ tune with his remix of The Chainsmokers NYC. A perfect mixture of future synths, stunning arrangements, and his signature classical bass style. I was able to chat him up a little about the release, his upcoming EP and some tips for all you producers out there. Check out the track and the interview below: This collaboration is huge considering the Chainsmokers success with this track. Did you hit them up to do a remix, or were you selected by them to do the remix? “The Chainsmokers actually hit me up a more »

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Illenium’s Debut Album is Exactly What We Need

Illenium dropped his debut album today and it’s already #1 on the iTunes Electronic chart. That’s definitely saying something. Illenium has established his place and sound in music with this album. “Ashes” consists of 10 tracks, all of which will have you feelin’ some type of way. Each track has its own energy to it, giving the entire album a range of dynamic feelings. Every track is expertly produced with crisp sounding melodies, lush chords, big drums, and stellar vocals. I’ll let the album speak for itself:   Illenium’s stated purpose as a producer and musician is to bring emotions and feeling more »

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Woogie Weekend Returns July 8-10, 2016

After making a literal splash during an unseasonably rainy weekend in Southern California last summer, Do LaB’s beloved technicolor progeny and Lightning in a Bottle’s spirited sibling Woogie Weekend returns for the second annual gathering this July 8 – 10, 2016 to its home at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California. Boasting two magical stages affectionately dubbed The Hive and the Beat Nest, the inaugural Woogie Weekend proved to be an intimate musical affair of exquisite house beats and techno’s elite. With a soundscape led by the stylings of Woogie Stage staple Pumpkin alongside Danny Daze, Jonas Rathsman, Moon Boots, more »

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SPRING AWAKENING 2016 EXPANDS TO NEW, BIGGER & BEAUTIFUL LOCATION FOR 5TH ANNIVERSARY

Spring Awakening Music Festival (SAMF) is thrilled to celebrate its fifth anniversary at a brand-new location in the beautiful city of Chicago!  In 2016, Spring Awakening will be held June 10th through 12th in JACKSON PARK, also known as the site of the historic World’s Fair. “Over the past year we’ve explored potential venues that have bigger footprints, and with 500+ acres of lakefront greenery, Jackson Park turned out to be a prime location,” says Jeff Callahan, founder of SAMF.  Located less than 10 minutes away from downtown Chicago in the Hyde Park and South Shoreneighborhoods, the new venue is just steps away from Chicago’s Museum more »

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Envision Festival Costa Rica Sells Out

For the second year in a row, Envision Festival – Costa Rica is proud to announce that International General Admission tickets for its annual gathering are officially SOLD OUT.  Those unable to secure a general admission pass to Envision 2016 still have a glimmer of hope to attend the 4-day festival through the purchase of a “locals-only” Costa Rica ticket, VIP package or the Envision Post-Tour, which include a ticket into the festival.Only a few of these special package passes remain – don’t delay on solidifying a spot! Those planning on attending the 6th annual Envision Festival will gather alongside more »

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LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL ANNOUNCES 2016 DATES

Today, Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival announced the official dates for the fourth edition of the music, food, arts and learning festival. In partnership with Another Planet Entertainment and Insomniac, Life is Beautiful will return to Downtown Las Vegas on September 23, 24 and 25, 2016 to provide festival-goers with world-class cuisine, extraordinary art and some of the world’s biggest musicians. In 2015, more than 100,000 fans came together to celebrate the Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival. Now in its fourth year, the all-ages music and cultural experience continues to grow with the return of influential culinary more »

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#ArtAnywhere with Thrills

The motto for the newest young hip hop sensation is #ArtAnywhere. Sporting a brown paper bag with drawn on facial expressions, Thrills has grabbed the attention of many with his complex lyricism delivered over some of Flume’s more popular songs. His most popular being his verse over Flume’s Sleepless which launched him into the industry, gaining recognition from THUMP and the LA based radio station KCRW. His 2015 success was made possible by his entire five song EP titled Short Days / Long Nights. The EP features verses from Thrills spit over Flume’s “Sleepless,” “Space Cadet,” “Ezra,” “Astigmatism,” and What So more »

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INSOMNIAC RELEASES OFFICIAL ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL, MEXICO 2016 TRAILER

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With EDC Mexico less than a month away, Insomniac has dropped a trailer chock-full of beats and whimsical treats giving headliners a sneak peek into the vibrant world that awaits them.  The third edition of the festival will come to life on Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City.  Featuring a lineup of over 60 of the world’s greatest dance music artists and fan-favorite brands, like the trance inspired Dreamstate and the hard hitting Bassrush, four epic stages will showcase Above & Beyond, Alesso, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Dusky, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Martin Garrix, more »

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Enchanted Forest Returns

Northern California’s most celebrated music, yoga, and premiere flow-arts and conscious movement festival, Enchanted Forest Gathering announced a limited number of discounted tickets will go on sale February 9th at 9am PST, 2016 for its sixth annual unforgettable party in the woods, in addition to the release of their 2015 Official After Video. Embarking on a new adventure taking place July 22 – 24, the Enchanted Forest Gathering will touch down for the second time in Laytonville, CA, home of Black Oak Ranch – a scenic venue steeped in rich music history and Grateful Dead lore. The gathering’s first one more »

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Illenium’s “Fortress” Off of Forthcoming Album ‘Ashes’

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Illenium is at it again with his new track “Fortress,” delivering addicting melodies, lush vocals, and amazing feels. This new track features stunning vocals from Joni Fatora and has the classic Illenium feel to back them up. Big synths, booming drums, and lush vocals is definitely a winning combo. If you missed it, I interviewed Illenium about his upcoming album and the exciting news of launching his own record label, Kasaya, which will also be releasing the album. This song is a perfect precursor of what to expect from the ‘Ashes’ album, which has a release date of February 15th. Give the track a more »

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Excision’s 2016 Paradox Tour

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Whoever said dubstep was dead definitely did not know what they were talking about. 2016 will be the year to watch out for dubstep acts as their shows are getting sold out and their songs are getting filthier. There are definitely some artists leading the pack, one of them being Excision. Excision has been on the scene since 2007, but people started noticing in 2010 with his X-Rated release. He is mostly known for his epic Shambhala appearances and mixes. If you are an OG dubstep fan, check out the track list from his ’09 Shambhala mix. Straight fire! This year Excision has more »

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A$AP Mob Releases Official New Version of “Yamborghini High” ft. Juicy J

Fresh off the heels of their sold-out First Annual Yams Day Concert at NYC’s Terminal 5, A$AP Mob continues to honor their late visionary A$AP Yams with the official commercial release of “Yamborghini High” featuring Juicy J.  Currently available at select digital music retailers, “Yamborghini High” features Mob members A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvy, A$AP Nast and A$AP Ant. The track is the first look from the Cozy Boys Tapes Vol. 1, slated for release this summer on A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records. STREAM/ BUY “YAMBORGHINI HIGH” Spotify: http://smarturl.it/sYAMH Vevo: http://smarturl.it/psvYAMH iTunes: http://smarturl.it/iYAMH Google Play: http://smarturl.it/gYAMH Amazon: http://smarturl.it/aYAMH In other A$AP news, A$AP Ferg brought in 2016 more »

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Insomniac Announces Dates, New Location and Expanded Programming for 5th Annual EDMbiz Conference & Expo

Today, Insomniac announced details for the 5th annual EDMbiz Conference & Expo, to be held June 14–16, 2016. For the first time, the three-day event will be held at Caesars Palace, with a footprint that will double the size and scope of conference programming. Unveiled today, the three new cornerstones of EDMbiz—Experience, Technology and Aspiration—will inform a new secondary programming experience that features quick-fire discussions, unique demonstrations, and panels led by the music industry’s freshest, most cutting-edge creators, innovators and talent. “EDMbiz is a unique opportunity for our entire community to come together and shape the future of dance music,” said more »

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Additional Artists Announced for 3rd Annual Electric Daisy Carnival Mexico

Today, Insomniac and local partner OCESA revealed the second wave of talented artists slated to perform at the 3rd Annual Electric Daisy Carnival, Mexico. These new additions bring the already impressive international lineup to more than 60 artists. The country’s largest music festival will return to the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City on Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28 into a whimsical playground for thousands of fans to explore.   Performing across all four monumental stages, the two-day festival now includes: Boombox Cartel Damian Lazarus Dusky El Dusty Hot Since 82 Kidnap Kid KSHMR Redlight Shiba San The more »

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Brighton Music Conference Launches 2016 Event

Brighton Music Conference (BMC) has announced the first speakers and talks for the 2016 event, which returns to the Brighton Dome on Thursday 14th April & Friday 15th April for its third year. The event features two days of master classes, panels and talks from leading brands and industry figures including including Beatport, PRS, AFEM, Toolroom, Hospital Records, NTIA, DJ Magazine, Shogun Audio, BIMM, Mobilee Records, Skint Records, Believe Digital, Crazy P, Prok & Fitch, Yousef, Safehouse Management, Intec Digital, Friction, Amon Tobin, Rockwell, Icicle, Critical Records, Wunderground, Republic of Music, Dean Marsh and GAK Audio. Highlights announced include the more »

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Air + Style 2016

Air + Style is the global music and sport festival hosted by Shaun White. The two day Los Angeles event will feature music on two stages along with art, fashion, technology and the world’s best snowboarders going head to head on a 16 story jump for Big Air Snowboarding, the new Winter Olympic event established by Air + Style. The event will be held at the LA Expo Center on February 20th and 21st starting at 12:00pm each day. Lineup: J. COLE INCUBUS KASKADE HAIM BIG GRAMS ALL TIME LOW ACTION BRONSON RUDIMENTAL A-TRAK GRAMATIK NETSKY A$AP FERG DANNY BROWN more »

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Grammy-Nominated Act Caribou Added To Further Future 002 Lineup

After the unexpected December additions of Lee Burridge, Leftfield, and the Robot Heart crew to the FF002 lineup, Further Future surprises audiophiles yet again by adding recently Grammy-Nominated Canadian artist Caribou. Taking place from April 29 – May 1st, 2016 at the Moapa River Reservation outside Las Vegas, the second year festival disregards all sonic bounds with its profound curation of genre-defying musicians from all over the globe. Named “Best Music Festival” by Las Vegas Weekly with its debut, Further Future focuses on more than just music with its curatorial efforts put toward technology, speakers, wellness, art, and gastronomy — more »

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3rd Annual Serenity Gathering

The first two years of a festival are absolutely essential for molding a community and determining who is really dedicated. Serenity Gathering is proud to be entering year three with a fully committed family right next to us. Everyone who has gone to Serenity Gathering before has most likely experienced the undeniable sense of community, feeling of oneness, and loving vibes. Now, that we have worked through most of the organizational kinks, we are ready to take everything to an entire new level in 2016. This year we are at a new location in Southern California and just like year more »

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6th Annual Beyond Wonderland

Insomniac’s 6th annual Beyond Wonderland, Southern California will return to the San Manuel Amphitheater on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19. The whimsical two-day festival will feature nearly 50 diverse dance music artists including Alesso, Armand Van Helden, Marshmello, Ferry Corsten Presents Gouryella, Myon & Shane 54 Trance Showcase, Ghastly and more. Beyond SoCal offers fans a heightened weekend experience with an array of camping options and unique activities after each night of performances. San Manuel Amphitheater will be transformed into an imaginative world full of thrilling carnival rides, costumed performers, and adventure around every turn.    

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Lightning In a Bottle 2016 Lineup

Now in full bloom in its 11th year, the Golden State’s premiere camping, arts, music and yoga festival, Lightning in a Bottle, returns to central California May 25 – 30, announcing a world-class musical gathering that exudes the playfully aware ethos cultivated by festival founders Do LaB. Fans of LIB can feast their hungry eyes on some of 2016’s most progressive up-and-coming artists alongside an acclaimed curation of powerhouse acts, forming the most dynamic lineup Do LaB has unveiled to date. Musical headliners topping LIB’s 2016 bill include Australia’s electronic neo-soul singer-songwriter Chet Faker, Canadian producer and savant songstress Grimes, more »

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