Kaskade just announced his REDUX 003 2019Tour!! Kaskade will be hitting 14 lucky cities, so hurry and get your tickets… we know they sale out faster than Kim Kardashian-West makeup! Sign up at KaskadeMusic.com for early access to tickets at the city of your choice.
Following “Obsessions” and the announcement of his sophomore EP coming August 16th, house music prodigy Dillon Nathaniel has released the second track from the EP, “Mind Sensation” with the UK-based electronic duo Jack Beats today. The collaboration is a match made in dance floor heaven, with Nathaniel lending the track its house-y quality and skittering percussion, and Jack Beats bringing their signature hard-hitting elastic basslines and massive drops. Listen below:
R3HAB continues this summer’s hot streak by teaming up with Israeli psytrance duo Vini Vici for “Alive” ft. Pangea & Dego, fusing two considerably different styles to make arguably one of the most unique and dancefloor-friendly sounds of the summer. “Alive” delivers both R3HAB’s meticulous and upbeat melodies and the driving, heavy-hitting pulse of Vini Vicis’s psytrance basslines. Topping it all off with inspiring vocals makes the new track a bonafide festival anthem, and after watching the accompanying music video, it’s clear that was the artists’ intention. Find out what else happens in the music video and prepare to “live like you’re never gonna die.” “Alive” follows R3HAB’s “Don’t Give Up On Me” with Julie Bergan, “This Is How We Party” with Icona Pop, and “All Around The World” with A Touch of Class, which has been added to Spotify’s biggest playlist “Today’s Top Hits” and is getting closer and closer to surpass 100M streams on the platform. Listen here:
Three power houses of music collide and create an iconic track ideal for all forms of raging!
Dillon Francis and Alison Wonderland’s ethereal banger ‘Lost My Mind’ released earlier this year gets a bass driven remix by festival mainstay, NGHTMRE. This epic trifecta brings together some of the electronic scene’s most formidableartists, resulting in a hype tune guaranteed to be blasting through your speakers for the rest of the summer.
North Coast is celebrating turning 10 with a new location, new vibes, new look, AND I couldn’t be more excited. Over its decade, North Coast has shown the city of Chicago the perfect blend of music genres in one space. Not to mention that as the festival grew in popularity, it also grew in respect. The crowd, per my experience, loves and cares of each other and the city. As we approach the 10 year celebration of North Coast, here are the things you you need to know:
North Coast Music Festival 2019 Location & Hours:
Address: Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island 1300 S Linn White Dr Chicago, IL 60605
Festival Hours: Friday, August 30th, 2019: 2:30 PM – 11:00 PM Saturday, August 31st, 2019: 2:30 PM – 11:00 PM
How To Get To North Coast Music Festival 2019:
New location, same means of getting there. NCMF provides detail information on how to get to their new location here. With the comfort of Chicago’s public transportation, coming and going will be incredibly convenient.
For more info on Chicago Public Transportation and CTA passes click here.
Other ways to get to the festival:
Bike: Guests riding their bikes to the venue will be able to chain their bikes at the Bike Corral, located on the corner of Solidarity Drive and Linn White Drive.
Parking: is not included with any North Coast Music Festival ticket. There are several parking options close venue. Adler Lot – $50 Closest lot to the venue, with a limited amount of available parking for oversized vehicles Friday only. Parking in this lot must be prepaid. East Museum Lot – $35 Second closest lot to the venue with a limited amount of available parking for standard sized vehicles only. Soldier Field North Garage – $30 Enclosed parking garage for standard sized vehicles only. Tailgating of any kind is not permitted within this parking facility. Waldron Deck – $30 Located immediately south of Soldier Field and is for standard sized vehicles only. South Lot – $30 Located just south of the Waldron Deck and Soldier Field, this is available for over-sized and standard sized vehicles.
North Coast Music Festival 2019 #1 Rule to Follow:
HAVE FUN!!! We’re celebrating 10 years of music and love. So grab your favorite people, throw on your festival gear on and dance!!
O👏🏽M👏🏽G!!!!!! I’m literally tearing up with joy!!!
6 years of Ultra music festivals under my belt. The experience is always amazing. The vibe, the music, the people, and the place. This last year, 2019, Ultra celebrated 21 years in a new location, Virginia Key. Altho the festivities went on without trouble, transportation was a bit of a mess… Now, come on, it was not all on organizers. We have to be realistic, for the limitations the location had, Ultra did a great job at accommodating and keeping the traffic moving.
The negative news headlines came from angry festival goers that couldn’t patiently wait for their ride… also, these inpatient ravers, decide to walk the couple of miles (we walk more around our jobs in an 8-hour shift) on the two lane bridge (while intoxicated – lets be for real). Thus, creating more traffic for moving cars and eventually causing an accident.
This wasn’t Ultra’s fault. This wasn’t the cities fault. This wasn’t even the locations fault. But that’s not what people wanted to read or see… there for, the news published what they did and festival goers ate it up… Now, all the positive efforts and planning and FREE services for goers went unnoticed and un-pressed.
The good news is that Ultra is coming home. Back to its downtown location and I couldn’t be more happy. I’m incredibly excited to see what they will bring to us next year and I can’t wait to create more memories with all the UMF fans!!
Who doesn’t love a good Adam Beyer remix?! Anything from him really! The underground techno sensation takes Monolink’s ‘Black Day’ (which already was an amazing track) and adds his iconic musical touch to create, yet another, techno must-play track!
Assure to go on the classic Drumcode journey with this remix! Buy or play the track here!
Mamby On The Beach has revealed its final lineup for the fifth edition, set to take place at the beautiful new location of Montrose Beach, in Chicago on August 23rd and 24th. New additions joining the initial lineup announce include T-PAIN, LADIES OF LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, NONAME, BRYCE VINE, and IRIS TEMPLE.
VIP amenities include access to the Tiki Lounge, a premium drink menu, preferred viewing areas, air-conditioned bathrooms, express lane upon entry, and lake access – a feature unique to Mamby amongst other Chicago music festivals.
Spring Awakening Music Festival threw a 3-day house warming rager that had the Hoffman Estates Major in great spirts came Monday morning.
This year, the Chicago native festival, changed its location to the massive 27 acres Poplar Creek. Some may have liked the new location, others may have not liked the journey there… however way you felt, once you entered the gates of SAMF, you felt nothing but glitter, love, joy, and music.
Getting to the grounds, from the city…which for me, it’s what makes SAMF so special – CHICAGO… was a bit of a journey. Ubers were in the upwards of $130 and about an hour and a half commute, one way. Hopping on the train (The Blue line in this case) took about an hour and 45 minutes and only cost $10 (both ways!). So for our squad, the train was a no brainier. The festival also provided free shuttles from the final train stop to the grounds, dropping everyone off right in front of the gates.
Getting in the festival was amazing. The staff was friendly and helpful, the check-in security staff was kind and thorough. I always believe in the benefits of VIP tickets, and at SAMF they stand true. Speedy entry, designated food and bars and way better restrooms. So next year, and if you’re 21+, get yourself a VIP ticket. It’s worth it! If you don’t, but want to, you can always upgrade to VIP once you’re there. Also, an amazing feature that I have not seen at any other festival was the VIP areas between the two main stages were connected! Providing VIPers the ability to run back and forth, not be stuck in the crowds, have faster food and drink lines and less waiting for restrooms. Which, also takes away from foot traffic in the general area. SMART move SAMF! SMART! MOVE!!!!
We all know the music is amazing, the lineup was filled with heavy hitters and the last minutes changes were the cherry on top! How Spring Awakening stands out among the rest festivals is on how they care for their attendees. Everyone was educated on what protocols to follow, adapted quickly when changes needed to be made (parking on day one – I was told – was a bit hectic), and the level of medics available to care for any emergency was incredibly comforting.
Day one gallery:
As a whole, Spring Awakening 2019 gets a B+! Not to mention I got to celebrate National Bestfriends Day with one of my top 10! Who, BTWs, had never been to a electronic music festival before – The ability to see a festival from a newbie’s perspective is amazing! So next year, grab your bestfriend, plan to stay near the grounds, your energy level and patience will thank you. As always, Spring Awakening was an amazing experience and so happy to call this one of my favorite summer festivals!
React Presents and Jam Productions announce the 1st round of artist that will rock out Montrose Beach on Friday, August 23rd & Saturday, August 24th! As Chicago’s exclusive beach music festival, Mamby on the Beach will be bringing amazing artist to celebrate the new festival location, Montrose Beach.
The Mamby 2019 headliners are Brockhampton, Troye Sivan, ZHU, Sylvan Esso, Virtual Self, and Flying Lotus 3D. Supporting acts include Quinn XCII, Phantogram, Santigold, Justin Martin, DJ Seinfeld, Summer Walker, A R I Z O N A, Sofi Tukker, a DJ Set by Washed Out, NAO, WAJATTA (comprised of Reggie Watts and John Tejada), and more. More artists will be announced very soon.
A R I Z O N A
ELI & FUR
FLYING LOTUS 3D
WAJATTA (Reggie Watts x John Tejada)
WASHED OUT (DJ SET)
WINDY CITY SOUL CLUB
MORE ARTISTS TBA
While we still have a few months till we’re grabbing our SunBum SPF, favorite ASOS swimsuit, QUAY shades and sinking our toes in the sand… one thing is for sure; Mamby’s 2019 artist lineup is BEACHIN’!