The Indianapolis 500, or better known as Indy 500, turns 100 and the snake pit celebrates this incredible century with some of the biggest names in the electronic music industry! The Memorial Day weekend festivity brings to the stage Skrillex, Martin Garrix, Zeds Dead & DJ Mustard to murder turn 3 at the 2016 Indy 500 and WE. CAN’T. WAIT! What does that mean to you?
It means, gear up! Get your tickets early. Plan with your squad, pick up the best SPF for you and pack up a cooler, because this party is always hot! The music is always incredible and the vibe, well… it’s a party vibe! Darty (Day + Party = Darty) to be exact. For all EDM lovers, this is really a great time! Never been to the Snake Pit? Check out last years pix and DJs here.
And here we thought we were kicking off Miami Music Week 2016 on St. Patrick’s Day… Hardwell is throwing his legendary revealed party on March 16th at the killer Nikki Beach Miami. A) We love that spot, always sexy, always Miami and B) the line up for the party is out of this world, filled with incredible talent including Hardwell himself!
The annual Miami Music Week performance has a lineup consisting of Revealed Recordings artists like Dannic, Kill the Buzz, and Hardwell himself, alongside new talents like Thomas Newson, FTAMPA, and Kura, for a night of killer dance music making it the perfect party to kick start Miami Music Week/Winter Music Conference/Ultra 2016!!
Fourth Kygo – Cloud Nine Tour stop: Navy Pier Chicago
Gryffin kickes off the Cloud Nine experience with a quick 30 minute set. He’s music is sexy, hip, young, fresh, a great new take on classic house music. Griffyn has a quality application of live instruments while blending his talent with melodical electro music.
Thomas Jack was everything! We wanted to see him at TomorrowWorld this past year, but due to the weather and festival regulations, we missed him. So, this was our time. He’s everything you would ever think of. He’s musicality is incredible. He’s ability to take an upbeat pop song and turn it into tropical pineapple feel sound is unreal! GO SEE HIM!
After a 30 minute wait, Kygo hops on his spaceship like stage. His stage production is great, the lights, the videography, the synchronization of his live instruments with the produced tracks and even the remixed tracks. Kygo is a electronic musical genius! He had a grand piano, live vocalists, and played multiple instruments. In addition to all the instrumental magic, Kygo had friends join the stage for live performances. R. Kelly hopped on for a quick song and the crowd went nuts! We went nuts! A great point of reference, for your music festival goers, the Cloud Nine Tour feel like the Sahara Tent at Coachella. If the Cloud Nine Tour is coming to your city… get your tickets now!
DIM MAK Records’ turns 20 and to celebrate, Steve Aoki and DIM MAK family will be celebrating in style at the legendary beach club Nikki Beach. Over the last couple of years, the DIM MAK Miami Music Week party is THE event to attend. Not only do killer DJs rock the decks until the warm Miami sun comes up, but they also rage with the crowd!
Kicking 2016 in style, Hardwell is hopping on a tour bus and hitting North America. He’ll be bringing along progressive-house shark Kill The Buzz and big room stud Thomas Newson. Together, they’ll be hitting up 11 North American cities with, what we believe be, an incredible show! Look, if the former #1 world DJ is telling you to get your tix for his show… I would take his advice and get the tix!
Here’s a list of the 11 cities they’ll be hitting… and who knows, they may be adding more! (here’s hopping!).
Hardwell North American Bus Tour Dates:
2/25/16 Metropolitan Nightclub New Orleans, LA
2/26/16 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
2/27/16 31st Street Studios Pittsburgh, PA
2/28/16 The Bluestone Columbus, OH
2/29/16 SoundGarden Hall Philadelphia, PA
3/1/16 Shrine Mashantucket, CT
3/2/16 Royale Boston, MA
3/3/16 Marquee New York, NY
3/4/16 F-Shed Syracuse, NY
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3/6/16 EY Centre Ottawa, ON
Purchase your tickets here: https://www.djhardwell.com/bustour
Here we go Ultra Lovers!!!!! Today Ultra released the first phase of the 2016 lineup!! WE! CAN’T! WAIT!!!!!! Click on the picture above to purchase your own tickets! And a little piece of advice, invest in the VIP experience! It’s totally worth it and above it all… INCREDIBLE!!!!
Featuring (listed alphabetically):
Armin van Buuren
Pendulum RETURNS (yes, you read that correctly)
Rabbit in the Moon LIVE Reunion (!!!)
Aly & Fila
Fedde Le Grand
Hot Since 82
The Martinez Brothers
and many more…
The first phase of the Ultra Music Festival 2016 lineup is here! Can U Feel It? Headliners—AfrojackArmin van BuurenAviciiCaribouCarl CoxChet FakerDavid GuettaDestroidDubfireEric PrydzHardwellJamie JonesKaskadeKnife PartyKygoLoco DiceMaceo PlexMarco CarolaMartin GarrixMiike SnowNeroPendulum RETURNS (yes, you read that correctly)The ProdigyPurity RingRabbit in the Moon LIVE Reunion (!!!)Seth TroxlerDJ SnakeTiestoTychoZeddSupport—Alison WonderlandAlunaGeorgeAly & FilaandhimAndrew RayelApolloniaArt DepartmentCarnageThe ChainsmokersDuke DumontDVBBSFakear LiveFedde Le GrandFelix JaehnGalantisGuy GerberHot Since 82Icona PopJackmasterJAUZJoris VoornJoseph CapriatiKSHMRLaidback LukeLee FossMarshmelloThe Martinez BrothersMind AgainstMKNic FanciulliParty FavorPatrick ToppingRobin SchulzSam FeldtSlanderSnailsSNBRNTchamiTechnasiaThomas JackVicetoneW&WYellow Clawand many more…#Ultra2016
In addition to this awesome news, Ultra Music Festival is bringing back the Resistance experience in a bigger and better way! Check it:
RESISTANCE 2015 Year in Review and Special AnnouncementEach year in Miami, Ultra Music Festival showcases new surprises. Last year was the launch of the Resistance stage powered by Arcadia Spectacular’s ‘Afterburner’. Since then Resistance has had custom productions on 5 continents including a second show with the Afterburner at Ultra Europe.This year, Resistance has teamed up with Arcadia again to produce the highly anticipated North American debut of their legendary ‘Arcadia Spider’ which will include their new ‘Arcadia Landing Show’.Watch this video to see a special sneak peek of the Spider in action and get ready for Resistance powered by Arcadia – March 18-19-20, 2016.
Like many, we were introduced to The Chainsmokers by their hit single “Selfie”. We remember walking the grounds of Ultra ’14 as they hit the main stage and since then been huge fans! Always making sure we catch their sets if we find ourselves in the same festival, writing about their latest single and (the coolest part of all) chatting – via email – about their latest work and upcoming shows. So, after missing them at TomorrowWorld and finding out they were coming to Indy, we arranged for a killer night. We brought our intern Juan Carlos Paredes to snap pix and review the show! Check out what his impression of the show:
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Since we showed up a little we got to see what the crowd was like. So far it’s exactly what I was thinking it would be, a lot of Indy folk looking to have a good time. A lot of pretty girls, hyped dudes, and everything in between. My favorite part was seeing all the pacers jerseys.
Super Duper were on stage when we arrived. A group I’ve never heard of before. Their style is a mixture of chill house and upbeat. They have a live drummer on stage which I thought is petty cool. They threw in some random bangers that got the crowd vibing to their mellow mix. Shaun Frank came next. First song, Banger! Also, his first time in Indy. Shaun threw killer beats from the beginning and I made me fall in love for his style. During his set we had the opportunity to interview Matoma, which was an awesome experience. But from what I remember (I was sober the whole time) it was exactly what the crowd needed to keep hype for the next two sets.
Matoma was amazing! I’m not just saying that to brown nose either. I will admit I was not familiar with his music beforehand but my immediate impression of him was nothing but positive. His blend of tropical house and popular music was incredible. The crowd, and myself, would loose their minds whenever the build up came to a popular song followed by an intense drop. On top of all that, I really enjoyed whenever he, and the other performers, would throw on another dope song from another dj. I heard some Kaskade, Skrillex, Steve Aoki, The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, and the list goes on. Not only was Matoma good but we had the pleasure of seeing him perform from backstage.
The Chainsmokers: Holy. Shit. I knew they were good but they were on a whole other level. Right before they started we were upfront trying to get a good angle for pictures and next thing I know the bass drops (right after the intro) as I’m standing next to the speakers and I nearly lost my balance! They started with a lot of their popular songs and transitioned into a laundry list of songs I’ve never heard of. I didn’t realize that they had trap songs which lead to my pleasant surprise. Not only were they amazing but their set lasted for a respectable amount of time. They had a blend of their own songs, some mixes, and some bangers all blended smoothly. Overall, it was an amazing concert, full of energy and unreal beats!.
The Automatic tour is more than just a tour, it’s more than a show, it’s more than music… It’s an emotion, it’s a series of feelings wrapped in an incredible sequence of beats and lights that penetrate your mind and cover your body in goosebumps. That was our experience and we’re pretty confident that everyone else can say they felt it too. Kaskade brought a long some great talent along with him so for your treat… here’s an insight of our night:
– Coachella stage, that’s what we’re call it, it’s incredible in person! You have GOT to see it it!
– Opened with ‘Disarm You’
– The show is emotional… Like the beginning of a story everyone needs to live
– Closes with ‘We Don’t Stop’
Yep… and that’s a slow yeeeeppp, like the one you whisper to yourself when the beat drops and each and every single house beat enters your body and as you connect with what the DJ is dropping and you become one with the crowd… yep! Disclosure is infamous for creating, over and over, that experience. Their shows, to us, are dark in the best of ways and now the brother duo, is finally arriving to Chicago!
Caratal is their sophomore album and this their biggest production to date, so get ready for that ‘yep’ feeling we talked about! Tickets and more info for the Chicago show is available here.
Don’t know Disclosure? Shame on you! But, you can learn more about them here: www.disclosureofficial.com/
By now you can call us Kaskade junkies, literally we follow every single social profile of the international DJ, we’ve seen him 3 times this year and can’t wait for this Saturday. Over the course of the last couple of weeks, his posts gives us fans a glimpse of what the Automatic experience is and… well if you’re missing out, you’re really missing out!
⚡️FOMO ALERT⚡️#AUTOMATIC SDhttps://youtu.be/AcOYQiLOa_IOnly watch if you went or if you are going soon. Otherwise there will be tears. Tix for upcoming shows: KaskadeMusic.com
Kaskade is back in Chicago’s legendary Navy Pier where once again he’ll be shaking the waters of Lake Michigan. Don’t worry Milwakee, you’ll be just fine! The good news is that tickets are still available for Saturdays show, The Navy Pier is a huge venue and has allowed plenty of room for the Kaskade magic to fully come alive! And of course, you can’t forget to thank the peeps of react presents & Live Nation for bringing the multi-Grammy nominated producer/DJ/singer/songwriter back! For tickets or show information you can click here.