After touring his critically-acclaimed 2018 album ‘In My Last Life’ to sold out crowds across North America, Andrew Bayer unveils ‘In My Next Life’: a complete album of club-ready reinterpretations aimed squarely at the dance floor.
“Even though “In My Last Life” is experimental and does range through different tempos & styles, I did have the intention of doing club mixes”
explains Andrew, backstage at his sold-out Exchange LA stop.
Fans have enjoyed a steady stream of ‘In My Last Life’ single releases since August 2018 with several unveiled during Andrew Bayer’s performance at Above & Beyond’s landmark Group Therapy 300 celebrations in Hong Kong including ‘Open End Resource’, ‘Your Eyes’ and the only collaboration on the record, ‘Love You More’ with fellow Anjunabeats label-mate Genix.
Retaining the heavy vocal presence of Ane Brun & Alison May in each remix, Andrew has transformed one of his admittedly most challenging undertakings yet in ‘In My Last Life’ into a confident and accomplished club record.
“I have this masochistic backbone in me that I have to challenge myself at every turn, and that was the way to challenge myself with ‘In My Next Life’“.
Taking his ‘In My Next Life’ remixes and a host of new productions on the road this year, Andrew joins the Anjunabeats North American tour in Austin, Washington DC, Denver, Vancouver, LA (5/4) & San Francisco (5/10). Tickets available: http://anjunabeats.com/tour
ULTRA Music Festival made its indelible mark this past weekend on its new home in Miami’s picturesque Miami Marine Stadium & Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. With over 170,000 fans from over 105 countries attending across 3 days, the 21st edition proved to be the biggest yet for the World’s Premier Electronic Music Festival. Exclusive headlining performances from Carl Cox, The Chainsmokers, Dubfire B3B Nicole Moudaber B3B Paco Osuna, deadmau5, Galantis, GRiZ, ILLENIUM, Jamie Jones B2B Joseph Capriati,, Louis The Child, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, NGHTMRE + SLANDER present Gud Vibrations, ODESZA, REZZ, Richie Hawtin, Sasha | John Digweed, Testpilot, and Zedd helped mark a new chapter in the festival’s ever-expanding history.
The 21st edition featured 8 unique stages, all meticulously curated in sound and production. The world-renowned Main Stage provided attendees with yet another year of unparalleled performances with Marshmello, Martin Garrix, and The Chainsmokers closing the festival each night. To add a new dimension to the already scenic Miami Marine Stadium, the Live Arena hosted visually stunning and immersive performances from headliners Galantis, Gigantic NGHTMRE, GRiZ, ILLENIUM, Louis The Child, ODESZA, and the legendary Tom Morello. Canadian mainstay deadmau5 brought his highly anticipated Cube 3.0 stage to life for its worldwide debut on Saturday. Before taking the production across the nation on his Cube 3.0 tour, the Canadian native gave ULTRA patrons and livestreamers a first look at the new and improved version of his classic ‘Cube’. Positioning the globally revered producer dead center with a 360-degree swivel, the stage is both undeniably arresting and visually encompassing. Fellow Canadian, Lights, took the stage with deadmau5 to perform ‘Raise Your Weapon’, and an instant classic, ‘Drama Free’.
UMF TV provided a livestream across the 3 days of the festival, inviting viewers to experience the new venue in the comfort of their own home. Commencing daily at 5:00PM EST, the livestream broadcast one-of-a-kind performances from ULTRA’s new home to 30 million viewers worldwide. Performances from the likes of Tiësto, Alesso, Dog Blood, deadmau5, Carl Cox, The Chainsmokers and Armin van Buuren were featured across the weekend, among many others.
ULTRA Music Festival once again featured a slew of unannounced surprises, with Armin van Buuren bringing out one of the weekend’s most intriguing guests, Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth. The two debuted a remix of the legendary rock band’s iconic song, ‘Jump’, which had the entire festival on their feet. NGHTMRE & Slander brought out NBA Hall of Fame member Shaquille O’Neal for nearly five minutes, in a fantasy back-to-back-to-back appearance. Martin Garrix filled the ‘TBA’ slot on his STMPD Records-hosted stage at UMF Radio on Sunday, Afrojack called upon Rae Sremmurd, and The Chainsmokers united alongside ILLENIUM to unveil their monstrous new collaboration.
For the first time in the event’s history, RESISTANCE reigned supreme on its very own Island, as it welcomed performances from some of house and techno’s most in-demand names. Often imitated but never outdone, Carl Cox’s Megastructure made its return to ULTRA Music Festival’s underground haven with standout sets from Belgian star Charlotte de Witte, Jamie Jones B2B Joseph Capriati, and Tale Of Us, rounding off the three-day festivities with a monumental B2B courtesy of techno titans Adam Beyer and Maceo Plex. Premiering at the event’s 21st edition, the Reflector stage dedicated its 2nd day to Richie Hawtin’s PLAYdifferently, closing its debut with a B3B from Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber,and Paco Osuna. Other Reflector stage highlights included headline performances from Testpilot, Sasha | John Digweed, Sven Vath and Black Coffee. Offering revelers yet another brand new stage to enjoy, RESISTANCE Island welcomed the Arrival stage, provided by Burning Man’s PLAYGROUND sound camp, featuring euphoric performances by house and techno pillars including Alan Fitzpatrick, Cristoph, Technasia B2B Carlo Lio, and more.
ULTRA Music Festival’s new home on Virginia Key presented new and timely challenges to implement conscious environmental practices. ULTRA’s ecological commitments primarily focus on pollution prevention, nature preservation, waste reduction, community engagement, responsible resource strategies, and traffic mitigation. By minimizing any potential environmental impacts that may result from production, ULTRA will soon become an example for festivals around the world to follow. Following the festival’s conclusion, the Miami Seaquarium took to Twitter to commend the locations of the speakers and sound levels, reassuring concerned environmentalists of the safety of their animals post-event.
“Through its new sustainability initiatives, event organizers maintained the event grounds in good condition throughout the weekend. All crews, patrons and volunteers observed the event’s Leave No Trace initiative by keeping dance floors clear throughout the event and even usingpocket ashtrays provided by organizers to reduce cigarette litter. Cleaning crews worked tirelessly through the night following each event day and to ensure that Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and most of the surrounding perimeter areas were clean by 5:00AM.” – ULTRA Music Festival
“The required environmental management and remediation plan, not required of any other music festival to occur at these locations, was prepared, finalized and delivered to the City of Miami on time on January 28, 2019. During the proceeding months, weeks, and days leading up to the event, Ultra Music Festival has stood tall and worked with Cardno to meet environmental requirements of their license agreement, including construction, deconstruction and during the event on March 29 – 31, 2019.” – Cardno
“At all times during the production, event organizers operated real time compliance monitoring for noise impacts at both festival sites and in the surrounding areas. In our experience, this is unprecedented for similar events.” –Trinity Consultants
With the City of Miami, City of Miami & Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue working tirelessly to make the event and its attendees as safe as possible, 36 arrests – albeit mostly preventative ones – were made over the weekend, making the event one of the safest editions to date.
With the conclusion of the 21st edition of Miami’s very own ULTRA Music Festival, the event has confirmed their return on March 27, 28, 29th, 2020. **Pictures provided by Ultra Music Festival | Get in PR!
John Digweed | Photo Credit: Dan ReidUnderground visionary John Digweed continues his acclaimed ‘Live In…’ mix compilation series with ‘Last Night at Output,’ commemorating the ultimate closing set at the Brooklyn clubbing institution. Recorded live on New Year’s Eve 2018, fans of John Digweed, underground dance music, the club, and those who were in attendance can now celebrate this night in dance music history with this special musical memento and collector’s item. Featuring over 70 tracks played throughout the 10-hour set, the album will include tracks from Âme, Agoria, Cassy, Claude VonStoke, Dixon, François K, Hot Since 82, John Digweed, Laurent Garner, OXIA, Steve Bug, The Drifter, and many more. Out on Bedrock Records on May 3, 2019, the compilation album will be released in a limited edition 6xCD box set, 4-set vinyl package, and for the ultimate dance music collectors, an extremely limited signed and numbered vinyl release will be available, pre-orders are available now.
“From sadness to joy, I had so many mixed emotions and an overwhelming pressure to deliver a party that a club of that stature deserves. I really put my heart and soul into that party drawing from my favourite tracks over the years. The 10-hour set seemed to fly by and there was just a constant sea of smiling faces from the dancefloor all night long as the crowd literally savoured every record on that crystal clear Funktion One soundsystem. After listening back to the set, I knew this album had to come out and not just be another mix online. It deserved to be a part of music collections and a memento for years to come. I am sure this album will bring back some amazing memories for the people there that night, and for those who were not, I hope you can immerse yourself in one of my favourite sets in New York for years to come.” -John Digweed.
A New York favorite since his Twilo residency in the 90’s and globally in-demand DJ/producer talent, John Digweed’s respect and admiration for Output’s forward-thinking policies, and now clubbing legacy appears once again in his ‘Live In…’ mix compilation series following his 2017 ‘Live In Brooklyn’ album also recorded at the club. An Output regular since opening its doors in 2013, the Bedrock Records label head had played the club a dozen times in its six year run including three consecutive New Year’s Eve appearances. Capturing the musical and emotional atmosphere of the club on its final night, ‘Last Night at Output’ comes as the label’s most challenging project yet backed by a passion-driven mission to ensure this night is remembered for clubbers and dance music aficionados worldwide.
Available for pre-order via Bedrock Records, the vinyl and CD sets will come in colorful distinctive packaging designed to celebrate Output’s spirit with a special die cut slipcase, box, and wallets. Combining all six CDs to create layers of vortex, the box set will include sleeve notes in an eight page booklet in a high gloss finish. All limited edition shrink wrapped 4-set vinyl packages will also feature a signed sleeve by John Digweed with a very limited amount of numbered and signed versions for collectors.
John Digweed’s ‘Last Night at Output’ mix compilation album will be available on Bedrock Records on May 3, 2019 and is available for pre-order now.
John Digweed 2019 Tour Dates:
March 28 Miami, USA @ Bedrock at Wynwood Factory
March 29 Boston, USA @ Bijou
*March 31 Miami, USA @ Ultra Resistance
April 13 Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
April 18 London, UK @ All Night Long at Fabric
*April 19 Glasgow, UK @ SWG3*
April 20 Manchester, UK @ Manchester Albert Hall
*April 22 Derry, UK @ The Bunker
May 18 Rosario, Argentina @ Metropolitano
May 19 Córdoba, Argentina @ Forja Centro
May 24 Amsterdam, Holland @ De Markkantine
*June 8 Sydney, Australia @ The Ivy
*June 9 Sydney, Australia @ The Ivy
June 14 Mexico City, Mexico @ Cookie Presents
June 15 Dallas, USA @ Stereo Live
June 16 Houston, USA @ Stereo Live
*July 4 Athens, Greece @ Bolivar Bar
July 12 USA @ TBAJuly 13 Montreal, Canada @ AIM Festival
*July 23 Ibiza, Spain @ Resistance Ibiza at Privilege
July 26 USA @ TBA
July 27 USA @ TBA
*August 4 Montpellier, France @ Family Piknik
August 7 Viana do Castelo, Portugal @ Neopop Festival
August 10 Zurich, Switzerland @ Streetparade
*August 13 Ibiza, Spain @ Resistance Ibiza at Privilege
*August 27 Ibiza, Spain @ Resistance Ibiza at Privilege
*September 3 Ibiza, Spain @ Resistance Ibiza at Privilege
*September 17 Ibiza, Spain @ Resistance Ibiza at Privilege
Check out the complete list of SAMF 2019 artists below. Some notable acts include Galantis, Zomboy, Yellow Claw, Malaa, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus B2B 4B, Benny Benassi, Space Jesus, Chris Lake, Shiba San, Liquid Stranger, Claptone, Nora En Pure and many more. This year’s Branded Stage showcases will be hosted by Destructo’s AMFAMFAMF (All My Friends), Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats, and React’s very own Bass Kitchen.
For 2019 in Poplar Creek, more than 90 artists will perform across five unique stages, demonstrating a dynamic variety of genres within the electronic music spectrum. Spring Awakening Music Festival will also feature stunning stage production, interactive art installations, carnival rides, and much more. Stay tuned for Single Day tickets and more announcements.
The new 2019 location boasts 27 acres of land, nearly double that of last year’s site, which allows for bigger and better stages, more production, and additional experiential environments. Complimentary shuttles from nearby Metra stations to the festival grounds will be provided to fest-goers. Additionally, the grounds are less than ten minutes from multiple hotel options, and for the first time in SAMF history, the location will allow for festival parking on site.
2019 FESTIVAL TO BE HELD JUNE 7–9 IN HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL
GA AND VIP PASSES ON SALE NOW:http://www.springawakeningfestival.com/
As the air starts to warm up and the time springs forward an hour (or whatever it is in your time zone), we can finally say… the wait is over! THE WAIT IS OVER!!!! We finally know where Spring Awakening will be making us dance this summer AND by whose beats (well, we still gotta wait a little longer for the FULL-ish lineup, but you catch my drift)!!!
“The 2019 all-star lineup includes Grammy-nominated hit-maker DJ Snake; Grammy-award winning producer/DJ/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter, ZEDD; DJ Mag’s three-time No. 1 Top 100 list DJ, Martin Garrix; Juno Award-winning Canadian DJ/producer, REZZ; funk/electro-soul/future-funk DJ/producer/sax master GRiZ; and melodic bass producer extraordinaire DJ ILLENIUM. The full lineup will be revealed on Friday, March 15.”
The 2019 edition to the Spring Awakening headlining lineup, the festival also announces its new location: Poplar Creek at 59-90 Entertainment District in Hoffman Estates. Doubling the space from last years’ location, the 27 acres lot will provide parking (1st time ever), bigger stages, more production, more space for attractions and, as SAMF states “additional experiential environments.”
Unlike previous years, SAMF will be providing festival goes with free shuttles form nearby train stations to and from the festival grounds, and for the first time in festival history: parking ON SITE (so have a sober buddy)!! So grab your squad and get to planning! Spring Awakening has continue to grow over the last few years and with a new location, the possibilities for an incredible time are endless!!!
Tickets Are On Sale Now at www.springawakeningfestival.com and for nearby hotels info, click here.
On Wednesday, March 27th, Dim Mak comes back to Miami Music Week for a late-night affair at Mana Wynwood. Headlined by Steve Aoki, the festivities include a newly announced lineup featuring performances by Slushii, 4B, Henry Fong, Tisoki, Max Styler, Bok Nero, Kendoll and special guest Don Diablo. The party starts at 8PM and ends Thursday morning at 3AM. Tickets on sale now!!!!!
For the past decade, Dim Mak and Steve Aoki have been at the epicenter of Miami Music Week, curating boundary-pushing events year after year. The artists on the 2019 lineup join a stacked list of talent who have graced the Dim Mak stage over previous years, including The Chainsmokers, Yellow Claw, Deorro, Rich the Kid, Dada Life, Carnage, Afrojack, Waka Flocka Flame, Keys N Krates, Lil Jon, Desiigner, Borgore, Getter, Laidback Luke, The Bloody Beetroots, QUIX and many many more. Following last year’s insane show hosted by SHAQ, we are excited to keep the tradition alive in 2019.
DIM MAK MIAMI 2019 Wednesday,
March 27 8:00 PM – 3:00 AM Tickets Mana Wynwood 318 NW 23rd St. Wynwood, FL
*This Event is 18+*
Get in the mood for this year’s show with our Dim Mak Miami Takeover Spotify Playlist:Listen Here
Making her highly anticipated return to North America this spring, DJ and producer Nicole Moudaber will touch down for 15 dates throughout March, April and May 2019 for what is to be one of her biggest tours yet on this side of the pond. Making appearances at high profile festivals including Coachella, the newly revived Winter Music Conference, Ultra Music Festival Resistance Miami and SXM Festival in St. Martin, coupled with a slew of club dates stretching from San Francisco to Toronto, 2019 is already working out to be an incredibly exciting year for the much-loved artist.
After a stellar 2018 which saw the one woman techno machine tour more than 28 countries to play over 110 shows, Moudaber also found time to launch her charity campaign, ELEVEN, which is aimed at eradicating the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). Never one to slow down, Moudaber also already has a heady 2019 release under her belt — a remix of Sasha’s “Vapourspace” for the progressive house star’s Last Night on Earth 100th release compilation album, which premiered on Mixmag in February to wide acclaim.
Returning from her second tour Down Under for the Australian debut of Ultra’s Resistance which saw her play multiple shows across Melbourne and Sydney, Moudaber will kick off her North America tour on March 8 in Los Angeles at Sound before heading to Denver in Colorado to play Bar Standard on March 9. Making her SXM Festival debut in St. Martin in the Caribbean on March 14, Moudaber will then make her way to Toronto on March 23 to play at multi-floor venue, Nest. On March 28, the MOOD Records label head will then journey south to Miami for several dates as well as to partake in a panel on Techno Evolution at the revamped Winter Music Conference. Teaming up with Paco Osuna’s Mindshake Records, Moudaber will join forces with the Spanish techno producer’s label for MOOD vs Mindshake at Wynwood Warehouse on March 29. Reuniting with both Paco Osuna and Dubfire for a rare appearance, the famous B3B will grace the decks at Ultra’s Resistance Miami on March 30 for their first set together since MoodRAW at Avant Gardner in New York in November 2018. Continuing on the tour, on April 5, she will play at Soundcheck in Washington D.C.. Next up, she will head to San Francisco on April 6 to play her first ever open-to-close set in the Bay Area city at the iconic multi-purpose event space, The Midway. Trekking out to Indio, California for the third time, Moudaber will play both weekends of Coachella for its landmark 20th edition at the Yuma Tent on April 12 and April 19. Moving up the west coast, Moudaber will then stop at 45 East in Portland on April 20 before wrapping things up in Houston on April 21 at Stereo Live. The month of May will see Moudaber return to play Movement Detroit on Memorial Day weekend before heading to New York to play all night long on May 31 at 99 Scott.
As the host of her weekly radio show ‘In The MOOD’ which is syndicated in 50 countries on over 85 FM stations with an army of 22 million listeners globally, Moudaber is pleased to announce that she will be broadcasting her show live from the grand finale of International Music Summit in Ibiza on May 24. Setting up her radio studio at the incredible Dalt Vila, the techno titan will be bringing the inside scoop from one of the biggest events on the dance music calendar live and direct from the legendary conference. Providing commentary and a sneak peek into all the backstage action, Moudaber will also be presenting live sets and special guests with a few surprises in store.
Having played at the world’s most revered nightclub institutions such as Avant Gardner, Berghain, DC10, fabric, Space, and Stereo; to massive festival stages, including Amsterdam Dance Event, Awakenings, Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Glastonbury, Movement, Resistance, The BPM Festival and Tomorrowland, Moudaber is in high demand on both sides of the Atlantic. Booked alongside Dubfire and Paco Osuna as the infamous B3B, together they will close out this year’s Saturday night at Movement in Detroit on Memorial Day weekend. With new music on the horizon and appearances at some of the world’s most well-respected dance music events, 2019 is well and truly shaping up to be her biggest year yet.
Nicole Moudaber Tour Dates March 8 Los Angeles, USA @ Sound March 9 Denver, USA @ Bar Standard March 14 St. Martin, The Caribbean @ SXM Festival March 23 Toronto, CA @ Nest March 28 Miami, USA @ Winter Music Conference — Techno Panel March 29 Miami, USA @ TBA March 30 Miami, USA @ Resistance Miami April 5 Washington D.C., USA @ Soundcheck April 6 San Francisco, USA @ The Midway — Open-to-Close set April 12 Indio, USA @ Coachella April 19 Indio, USA @ Coachella April 20 Portland, USA @ 45 East April 21 Houston, USA @ Stereo Live May 26 Detroit, USA @ Movement — Dubfire B3B Nicole Moudaber B3B Paco Osuna May 31 New York, USA @ 99 Scott — All Night Long More to be announced!
Movement Music Festival, one of the longest running and most acclaimed electronic music festivals in the world, is pleased to reveal the full lineup for 2019, taking place Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27 inside Hart Plaza, Detroit’s legendary riverfront park.
Festival organizers Paxahau previously announced a lineup preview, which included UK dance music pioneers Orbital, who will be performing live for the first time in Detroit in almost 20 years; as well as Amelie Lens, Stephan Bodzin – live, Chris Lake, Danny Brown,Hot Since 82, Floorplan – live, DJ Nobu and Heiko Laux. Today’s announcement features 79 additional acts, including GRAMMY-nominated producers Disclosure, who will be performing their acclaimed DJ set packed with new material and exciting production elements. Other notable acts announced today include Michigan native and “future funk” trailblazer, GRiZ who will be bringing his acclaimed live show to Movement; a special b3b set from Techno stalwarts Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber, and Paco Osuna who are reuniting after a legendary performance at Nicole’s MoodRAW night at Output in New York; Off-White founder and Louis Vuitton’s artistic director Virgil Abloh delivering an exclusive DJ set exploring the robust relationships between fashion and music; Superstar MC and trap music pioneer Gucci Mane; and Korean-American artist and rising global sensation, Yaeji, who is known to blend both House and Hip-Hop coupled with lyrics in both Korean and English. Complete lineup listing can be found below.
The full lineup, in alphabetical order by day, is as follows:
SATURDAY, MAY 25
SUNDAY, MAY 26:
MONDAY, MAY 27:
Al Ester b2b Earl Mixxin Mckinney
Audion – live
Asher Perkins & Rex Sepulveda: Front to Front – live
Dabrye + Kadence
Disclosure – DJ set
Charlotte de Witte
Detroit Techno Militia 2×4
Kenny Larkin – live
FJAAK – live
LSD (Luke Slater, Function, Steve Bicknell)
Floorplan – live
Maya Jane Coles
Dubfire b3b Nicole Moudaber b3b Paco Osuna
Hot Since 82
Octave One – live
Kevin Saunderson b2b The Saunderson Brothers
Ryan Crosson b2b Shaun Reeves
Mathew Jonson – live
Remote Viewing Party
Tin Man – live
Shigeto – live
Tale Of Us
The Advent – live
WAJATTA – live (John Tejada x Reggie Watts)
Movement 2019 3-Day Weekend and Daily Passes for both GA and VIP are now available for purchase at www.movement.us. Payment Plan options are also available.
Carl Cox returns to San Francisco on March 22nd to perform at the Midway to raise funds for his theme camp, Playground.
Carl has become a fixture at the counter-culture event going on ten years now, and has a special place in his heart and mind for the both people and the experience itself. He knew after his first Burning Man experience, that he had the soul of a burner and vowed to attend every Burning Man he could.
Carl started his Playground Camp as a way to celebrate all that Burning Man is, and as a way to give back to a culture that he loves. It started small and most who landed in the camp that first year were those just passing by to get someplace else, but the music and vibe pulled them in. From that humble start it has steadily grown over the years and in a very organic way because the energy, music and people are what makes Playground so special. Each year the camp receives hundreds of requests to join and Carl makes every effort to include as many new members as possible.
When Carl returns to the playa with Playground this year, you can expect that he will make the experience unforgettable in every way possible and put every bit of raised funds toward an even more amazing production than last year. From Playground’s welcoming lounge area with space to chill and drinks on tap, to the now iconic Arrival stage, you can bet that Carl and the whole Playground team are always striving to deliver an immersive experience to remember forever.
Playground Cam Fundraiser Burning Man 2019 Lineup:
With her first offering of 2019, the Queen of deep house Nora En Pure returns with an instant classic, ‘We Found Love’ Ft. Ashibah – out now via Spinnin’ Records. Opening with Danish/Egyptian DJ & singer Ashibah’s soulful vocals and delicate strings, ‘We Found Love’ blossoms into an uplifting melodic house creation, which serves as the perfect winter warmer. Making a solid impact in her recent live performances, ‘We Found Love’ emanates a soft glow throughout, showcasing Nora En Pure’s capabilities as a classically trained musician and perfectly blends Ashibah’s stunning vocal piece with the track’s high-spirited instrumental arrangement.