Ultra Music Festival 2016 Lineup (Phase 1)

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Ultra Music Festival 2016 Lineup – Phase 1

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
Carl Cox
Chet Faker
David Guetta
Eric Prydz
Jamie Jones
Knife Party
Loco Dice
Maceo Plex
Marco Carola
Martin Garrix
Miike Snow
Pendulum RETURNS (yes, you read that correctly)
The Prodigy
Purity Ring
Rabbit in the Moon LIVE Reunion (!!!)
Seth Troxler
DJ Snake


Alison Wonderland
Aly & Fila
Andrew Rayel
Art Department
The Chainsmokers
Duke Dumont
Fakear Live
Fedde Le Grand
Felix Jaehn
Guy Gerber
Hot Since 82
Icona Pop
Joris Voorn
Joseph Capriati
Laidback Luke
Lee Foss
The Martinez Brothers
Mind Against
Nic Fanciulli
Party Favor
Patrick Topping
Robin Schulz
Sam Feldt
Thomas Jack
Yellow Claw

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

Posted by Ultra Music Festival on Thursday, December 17, 2015

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.

Posted by Ultra Music Festival on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Posted by Ultra Music Festival on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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The Chainsmokers – Friendzone Tour

The Chainsmokers Friendzone Tour
The Chainsmokers
Friendzone Tour

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.

Alex Paredes & Juan Carlos Paredes at The Chainsmokers - Friendzone tour
Alex Paredes & Juan Carlos Paredes at The Chainsmokers – Friendzone tour

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.

Boom! Keep an eye on raannt.com for our interview with @matomaofficial!!!!! A video posted by Raannt (@raannt) on

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.

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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!.

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Kaskade Automatic Tour Recap


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:

Opening: Ravell
– Deep house
– Sexy

Kaskade #Automatic squad: K- Monica Dan  A-Mandy Sim S- Courtney Tan K- Rikki Vicaldo A- Bororth Tim D- John Nou E- James Borja
Kaskade #Automatic squad:
K- Monica Dan
A-Mandy Sim
S- Courtney Tan
K- Rikki Vicaldo
A- Bororth Tim
D- John Nou
E- James Borja

2nd: Louis the Child

Chicago Natives Louis The Child
Chicago Natives
Louis The Child

– Chicago locals
– ALL types of house
– Perfect blend of R&B/Hip-Hop (90s – today), electro and “pop” energy.
– Did not stop dancing behind their decks, kept up with the crowd
3rd: CID
– quality house


– great energy
– closed with new single


– 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’

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Disclosure Live At Chicago’s Navy Pier

DISCLOSURE at Chicago's NAVY PIER on Thursday, October 15th, which will also feature support from special guests including Dirtybird's head honcho, CLAUDE VONSTROKE along with multi-instrumentalist and nu-disco producer, POMO.
DISCLOSURE at Chicago’s NAVY PIER on Thursday, October 15th, which will also feature support from special guests including Dirtybird’s head honcho, CLAUDE VONSTROKE along with multi-instrumentalist and nu-disco producer, POMO.

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!

Buy Caracal here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/caracal-deluxe/id1001770867?linkId=15905091&app=itunes
Buy Caracal by clicking on the picture

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/

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A Taste of KASKADE – Chicago Saturday Oct. 17th At Chicago’s NAVY PIER

React and Live Nation are thrilled to present KASKADE'S AUTOMATIC TOUR at Chicago's NAVY PIER on Saturday, October 17th
React and Live Nation are thrilled to present KASKADE’S AUTOMATIC TOUR at Chicago’s NAVY PIER on Saturday, October 17th

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

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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.

See you all Saturday night!!!!!

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MATOMA ‘Living The Dream’ Tour Dates & Cities

MATOMA Kicks Off ‘Living The Dream’ Tour TODAY!

Tomorrow’s the day!!!! Killer Norwegian DJ/Producer Matoma kicks of his ‘Living The Dream’ tour across North America. The DJ/Producer will be bringing along friends like Prince Fox & Boehm, Dropout & Bryce Vine and! supporting our friends The Chainsmokers on their upcoming tour. Which will hit Indianapolis November 18th! So lets get together and rage with these killer cats!

'Living The Dream' Dates & Cities
‘Living The Dream’
Dates & Cities

Check out a taste of what Matoma will be bringing to the stage… and these are just some of the beats, never-mind the energy and the dope showmanship Matoma has:

If you’re ready to buy your tickets, get them here: http://matoma.wantickets.com/

See you in Indy Matoma!!!!

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The 2015 TomorrowWorld Experience – Day 1 Recap

TomorrowWorld 2015, in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia.
TomorrowWorld 2015, in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia.

Here we go! This year we’re doing it a bit different. We’ve brought along our new college intern, Juan Carlos Paredes, who happens to be  a virgin at the music festival life style-experience. That’s right PLUR girls, this young buck is ready to learn anything you have to teach him! So, we’re blending our professional opinion with the one of a first timer. So… here we go:

1:15pm: Gates open! Dreamvillers patiently, tho incredibly excited, wait for their full madness access to all the stages! Word of advice, if you want to buy merchandise… Make that your first stop!

Dreamvillers make their way into the TomorrowWorld grounds
Dreamvillers make their way into the TomorrowWorld grounds

1:45pm: The beautiful ladies of Duelle killed the It’s A Trap stage!
2pm: Stages start to fill up. The energy is crazy and the people are in full race character!
3pm: Jacob van Hage closes the 1st hour of the Full On tent with the best energy.
3:25pm: Arches kills the Potion boat with some incredible deep house!!!
4:03pm: We have got to become friends with Mattn… She’s is our definition of sexy!!!!!!!
4:10pm: the traveling limbo squad hits the mystical frames. How long can you go?

They literally were at every stage limboing with the crowed! so much fun!
They literally were at every stage limboing with the crowed! so much fun!

4:21pm: Colombia took over the TomorroWorld groups!!! You guys were everywhere!!!! Is it because everyone is watching Narcos on Netflix?
4:26: The It’s A Trap stage… Best day stage! Killer beats and packed.

It's A Trap Stage
It’s A Trap Stage

8:08: Main stage time! Showtek, Steve Angello, Kaskade & Tiësto!
9:15: Steve Angelo killed TomorrowWorld! Honestly, we think he should of closed day 1!
10:35: Kaskade. There is no beat this man can turn into magic. Every original, any remix, every deep soul sound and every stage production is an emotional ride! So, NEVER miss Kaskade while at a festival… It’s an emotional experience.
2:15 am: finally back in our hotel, ready to decompress and rest for day 2!

Now, this is what TomorrowWorld looks like to someone that’s never been:

“As soon as we got to TomorrowWorld, the feeling of uneasiness immediately hit me. I was so unsure about the things that were going to happen and how they would happen. We were among the first to get there and we had the opportunity to check out the whole grounds before anyone. The way that TomorrowWorld decorated the grounds was incredible. Life size mushrooms everywhere, lights on anything you could see, stages forty feet tall, an abundance of convenience stores, lasers flashing constantly, and colorful decal sprinkled around made it seem as if you were walking into a dream. As if you were exiting through the rabbit hole. Since everywhere was basically empty, I almost felt disappointed and unimpressed. That quickly changed. As soon as the first wave of people came thru, and they came thru hard, I was star struck. The outfits everyone had one were incredible. It was like a blend of a Halloween party and a college homecoming tailgate mixed together. The DJ’s started doing their thing and the crowd went all out right off the whistle. I couldn’t help but feel like a kid in a candy store. After several hours of traversing the land and dancing like a high school cheerleader we had to make our way back to the media tent and work. After that was said and done we had the rest of the day to do whatever. Being media had a lot of perks, a lot. Food, drinks, wifi, and access to certain VIP areas. Of course we took advantage and capture as much of TomorrowWorld as possible.

TomorrowWorld 2015 Main Stage During Steve Angello
TomorrowWorld 2015 Main Stage During Steve Angello

Once the sun went down the real fun happened. TomorrowWorld transformed from music festival to a dream world. It felt as if the darkness amplified the music, brightened the light show, and got people to go more wild. Watching the DJ’s perform while having the lights synced with their music and the stage showing off its visual prowess was impressive. The stage dwarfed the DJ’s but made them seem God-like. In the elevated VIP areas there  were people that just stood around and bumped their heads to the beat nonchalantly but there were others, like us, that jumped, danced, and raged just as hard as the crowd down in the pits and main areas. They were the best, their energy was contagious. The main stage stole the show at night. It was so large and loud that it was hard to leave. That’s why we wended up staying there for the last three DJ’s. Also, I’ve never seen so many beautiful girls wearing skimpy outfits in my life. If heaven is real then all the girls would look and dress that way… well hopefully not but you get what I mean.

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TomorrowWorld 2015 Phase II of Headliners Released

TomorrowWorld 2015 Tickets: www.TomorrowWorld.com
TomorrowWorld 2015 Tickets: www.TomorrowWorld.com

TomorrowWorld drops Phase II lineup of headliners featuring heavy hitters like Kaskade, BassnectarBingo Players, and more. The phase II of headliner also include iconic artists like Benny Benassi and Laidback Luke, party dudes, The Chainsmokers and DVBBS, underground masters, Guy Gerber and Maya Jane Coles, and live performances by Porter Robinson and Rudimental on the L!VE Stage. Remember! TomorrowWorld has more up it sleeve! The announcements aren’t over!!!!

TomorrowWorld 2015 Chattahooche Hills, Gerogia September 25th-27th
TomorrowWorld 2015
Chattahooche Hills, Gerogia
September 25th-27th

Our TomorrowWorld experience was incredible and this year it’s shaping up to be just as great! The musicians have hipped up the music festival season dropping hit after hit, and we can’t wait to witness them on the magical grounds of TomorrowWorld. People of Tomorrow, get your butts ready, because the 3rd chapter of TomororwWorld, will blow your mind!!!!

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10 Spring Awakening Music Festival Suggestions For A Killer Weekend!

10 Days Left Till Spring Awakening Music Festival 2015
10 Days Left Till Spring Awakening Music Festival 2015

Spring Awakening Music Festival is only 10 days away and in honor of that… we have 10 Spring Awakening Music Festival suggestions for your killer weekend!

PS: Don’t for get to have as much fun as you can… After all, these are the best years of our lives!

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Kaskade & Steve Aoki Break The VIP at The Snake Pit 2015!

Snakepit 2015 with A-trak, Steve Aoki, Kaskade, and Milk and Cookies
Snake Pit 2015 with A-trak, Steve Aoki, Kaskade, and Milk and Cookies

Almost 100 years old, the Indy 500 has created a pretty killer list of epic stories and out of control experiences for race fans across the world! The last couple of years, the new and improved Snake Pit has brought in unreal talent and incredible music. So what happens when 4 legendary musicians take over the Snake Pit? The VIP stage breaks!!! The music was incredible, the energy was wild and the React Presents team threw down one hell of a party! The Snake Pit gates open at 7am and the party was well on its way (parties were raging as early as 4am in the lots surrounding the Indianapolis Motor Speed Way).

Indy 500 Snake Pit
Indy 500 Snake Pit

Sinclair Wheeler, local DJ and a personal friend, took over the stage and elevated the energy to its raging levels. A-trak followed with some incredible beats and dirty sounds, making him one of the crowds favorite. Steve Aoki took the stage next… man on man did he put on a killer show. Cakes were thrown and bodies surfed the crowd, all while the Indy 500 racers geared up and lined up for the 99th race. Kaskade followed the green flagged and took us well into the race. Though, honestly we just watched Kaskade thump the VIP stage into a close crash. Thanks to Miller Lite VIPs were able to enjoy the music with complimentary drinks, to make up for the stage inability to rage up. Dynamic duo Milk N Cookies closed the Snake Pit down with their dirty bass and party sound. Check out our personal experience and if you there… tell us who you loved the most!!


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