On May 15th, Carl will be making the pilgrimage to San Francisco to perform for the annual Playground fundraiser at The Midway.
Playground has become a musical beacon on the Black Rock City landscape ever since it first emerged from Carl’s private RV in 2014. You heard me right, Carl originated the idea for Playground while attending Burning Man with some friends back in 2008. He found himself playing to more and more burners who’d just pop on his RV for a dance and a drink and he thought to himself, “It’s a bit crowded in here and we have the whole desert to play in…I really should take this outside!”
It’s certainly come a long way since the days in that RV, but the essence and communal vibe remain absolutely the same.
Today, Playground is a fundamental soundcamp at Burning Man for one reason only- burners love it. The team around this camp simply are the best of the best who bring years of creative, logistical and engineering experience to the camp. It’s a massive undertaking to produce and execute something of this caliber and scale out in the desert, but they do it and do it well!
The production, as one could imagine, is superb with great thought given to each last detail- anything that would ensure a stop at Playground is the experience of a lifetime is the goal of the entire team.
This year, the Playground fundraiser will be held on May 15th at The Midway in San Francisco. Carl will be joined by fellow burner and Playground camp alum, Joseph Capriati along with rising techno talent, Enrico Sangiuliano.
Get your cool shades (here are some really cool ones: www.smartbuyglasses.ca/designer-sunglasses/general/ ) ready because Ultra Music Festival will return to its longtime home at Bayfront Park March 20 – 22, 2020, with a stacked roster of talent from across the electronic music spectrum. Following last month’s highly-acclaimed RESISTANCE lineup reveal of artists including CamelPhat, Gorgon City, Eats Everything, and ANNA, the festival has added a multitude of performers to its already impressive lineup.
All live headliners will be making their exclusive Miami Music Week performances, including multi-instrumentalist crossover kingpin Gryffin who careens between guitar and drums, Gareth Emery’s immersive, cutting-edge laser technology in the exclusive Lazerface show of 2020, Madeon’s first ever live Ultra appearance featuring him singing, playing keys and drum pads, and SOFI TUKKER’s ecstatic performance helmed by their custom-designed ‘book tree’ instrument which the duo uses to trigger various samples.
Headlining DJs also making their exclusive Miami Music Week performances include Kygo spinning a special sunset slot in his first Ultra set since his surprise 2017 appearance, and Parisian production cohorts Malaa and DJ Snake making their back-to-back festival debut in their first announced collaborative set of the year. Another headlining exclusive performance will come from KSHMR, who ascended DJ Mag’s Top 100 chart to the number 15 spot last fall, and will now reveal his KSHMR Presents Dharma experience for the first time ever, welcoming fans into his record label’s cinematic electro-house universe. Headlining Ultra veteran Oliver Heldens will return to showcase his bombastic, progressive beats, while hip-hop-meets-techno hybrid powerhouse Loco Dice will once again command the decks at the RESISTANCE stage.
Ultra will continue demonstrating its commitment to innovative bookings with special live performances from acts like underground purveyor Boys Noize, melodic bass juggernaut Ookay, and vocalist-producer sister duo Krewella in their first Ultra set since 2014. The festival will also host debut performances from the likes of Snails B2B Kill The Noise, Thomas Gold B2B Deniz Koyu, Bassjackers B2B Dr Phunk, Deorro, Ilan Bluestone, 1788-L and more. Psytrance duo Vini Vici will make their main stage debut following years of celebrated A State Of Trance performances, while Dash Berlin will make his first festival appearance since relaunching the moniker as a solo project last year. Hot on the heels of his Ultra Abu Dhabi debut, Nicky Romero will perform his progressive house magic at Ultra Miami, and after Sander Van Doorn debuted his Purple Haze alias at Ultra in 2017, his dark trance meets tough techno side project will once again take the festival stage.
The UMF Radio Stage will celebrate its tenth anniversary with the Gud Vibrations label making its takeover debut, while fan-favorites like Revealed Recordings and STMPD RCRDS once again curate their own talent takeovers. Carl Cox will also celebrate the landmark achievement of 20 years at Ultra Miami by hosting his iconic RESISTANCE Megastructure at Bayfront Park during all three festival days for the first time ever, while Armin Van Buuren’s A State Of Trance will celebrate its own decade milestone partnership with the festival.
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2020 – PHASE 2 LINEUP (ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
Lazerface by Gareth Emery*
Zedd Presents The Orbit*
Above & Beyond*
Adam Beyer B2B Cirez D*
Armin van Buuren*
Dubfire B3B Nicole Moudaber B3B Paco Osuna*
Jamie Jones B3B Carl Cox B3B The Martinez Brothers*
Jauz B2B NGHTMRE*
KSHMR Presents Dharma*
Maceo Plex B2B Carl Cox*
Malaa B2B DJ Snake*
SLANDER B2B Kayzo*
Tale Of Us
4B B2B SAYMYNAME
Aly & Fila
Bassjackers B2B Dr Phunk
Boys Noize LIVE
Brooks B2B Julian Jordan
Dannic B2B Sick Individuals
The Return of Dash Berlin
Fedde Le Grand
KAAZE B2B Maddix
Matisse & Sadko B2B DubVision
Mike Williams B2B Special Guest
Ruben De Ronde
Sander van Doorn presents Purple Haze
Snails B2B Kill the Noise
Somnium Sound B2B Ubur
Thomas Gold B2B Deniz Koyu
WAVEDASH B2B Shadient
Stay tuned for more lineup additions and Festival announcements!!
React Presents is thrilled to announce the new location and dates for Mamby On The Beach 2019. Chicago’s only beachside summer music festival will return for its fifth year on Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24th at Montrose Beach. The beautiful new location, conveniently located on the city’s Northside, will offer additional space to accommodate three stages, beach-friendly games and all-inclusive activities.
Mamby On The Beach yields a majestic experience unlike anything else in Chicago. This year React Presents is excited to partner with Jam Productions to feature an incredible lineup for the two-day festival, which showcases artist performances that represent a wide variety of musical genres. The lineup and tickets will be released on Monday, June 3rd.
Since its inception, Mamby called Oakwood Beach its home, a prime location boasting scenic coastal views with an unforgettable backdrop of the Chicago skyline. Over the past four years, Mamby has felt fortunate thanks to the endless support from the surrounding Bronzeville community, and continues to support Oakwood Beach through initiatives like the Mamby Movement Beach Cleanup. Now, as the festival continues to grow, React Presents and Jam Productions look towards the future and are excited to find Mamby a new home with a bigger footprint at Montrose Beach. The new location is a 15-minute drive from downtown Chicago and a 5-minute walk from the Redline Wilson stop.
WATCH THE OFFICIAL RECAP VIDEO FROM 2018
Montrose Beach will also provide more opportunities for Mamby’s famed More The Music series. Each year, the list of all-inclusive activities expands, with countless fun and games to explore, including silent disco yoga sessions, nutritional and wellness workshops, beach-friendly games, live painting, fire performances, tarot card and palm readings, meticulous art installations, and makeover options from the Braid Bar, Henna and Body Art Domes. A schedule and full list of More Than Music activities will be announced closer to the festival.
For attendees who want to take a dip in the lake, a barefoot stroll through the sand, or a musical romp alongside the festival’s exhilarated fans, Mamby will once again provide the perfect, sun-soaked getaway. Follow Mamby on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and announcements, including the 2019 artist lineup and on sale of ticket options.
Spring Awakening Music Festival is thrilled to announce this year’s official after parties! Taking place at Chicago’s most popular nightclubs including Prysm, Spybar, Sound Bar, TAO and Electric Hotel, there are myriad shows throughout the weekend to keep the party going long after the festival ends. Tickets will sell out so grab yours now before it’s too late! Check out the complete list of after parties below.
THURSDAY JUNE 6: Pre-Party.
Dombresky & Gene Farris – Soundbar – Get Tickets HERE (21+)
With every release, Nora En Pure offers pristine productions and brings listeners deeper into her world. Her latest offering, ‘Birthright’, is an emotive single, which encapsulates her signature sound across its stunning soundscape. ‘Birthright’ is out now via Enormous Tunes.
Debuted as the opening track during her majestic performance at Coachella last month, ‘Birthright’ is built up around a memorable piano melody and infuses enlightening percussion and delicate synths with a soulful bassline, resulting in pure sonic bliss. Crafted to alleviate the listener’s stress and sorrow, ‘Birthright’ maintains a downtempo pace and radiates a positive glow across its duration.
Captivating audiences in her recent live performances, ‘Birthright’ also received its radio premiere from dance music authority Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1. Following shortly after the release of her official remix for Grammy nominated duo SOFI TUKKER’s ‘Fantasy’, and with performances at the likes of Brooklyn Mirage for her Purified NYC event, XS Las Vegas alongside Fisher for Elrow, Amsterdam Open Air Festival and Spring Awakening Festival on the horizon, Nora En Pure’s indomitable work ethic continues to keep her at the forefront of the dance music scene.
24/05 – ROYALE – BOSTON, MA
25/05 – PURIFIED AT THE BROOKLYN MIRAGE – BROOKLYN, NY
26/05 – RHYTHM & VINE – FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
27/05 – ELROW AT ENCORE BEACH CLUB – LAS VEGAS, NV
01/06 – KAUFLEUTEN – ZURICH, CH
02/06 – AMSTERDAM OPEN AIR – AMSTERDAM, NL
07/06 – ENCORE BEACH CLUB AT NIGHT – LAS VEGAS, NV
08/06 – RAVINE – ATLANTA, GA
09/06 – SPRING AWAKENING FESTIVAL – CHICAGO, IL
14/06 – JUMBO COUNTRY CLUB – BARRANQUILLA, CO
15/06 – SALON AMADOR – MEDELLIN, CO
16/06 – SHEPARD’S BEACH RESORT – CLEARWATER BEACH, FL
21/06 – EXCHANGE – LOS ANGELES, CA
22/06 – RYSE NIGHTCLUB – ST CHARLES, MO
23/06 – FIREFLY MUSIC FESTIVAL – DOVER, DE
26/06 – HI IBIZA – IBIZA, ES
27/06 – EOS FESTIVAL – TAUFKIRCHEN, DE
This past weekend, Swedish House Mafia reunited for three historic sold-out nights at Stockholm’s Tele2 Arena, breaking the venue’s attendance record with over 115,000 fans attending the shows. See footage of the epic performance HERE.
Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso gave fans everything that has made Swedish House Mafia one of the most compelling live acts in the world – a stunning production, their classic hits such as “Don’t You Worry Child,” “Save The World,” and “One” plus a special first listen of some brand new music.
Fans from around the world travelled to be a part of the spectacular shows and were treated to a massive production featuring a 54 metre long and 17 metre high screen, a vast floating stage, three giant circular lighting rings creating Swedish House Mafia’s signature logo and three huge circles of fire that were suspended above the packed crowd.
Swedish House Mafia’s story so far has been one of amazing highs, with the trio achieving global success that propelled them to the forefront of dance music. Despite later facing difficult times that saw the breakdown of friendships along the way, Swedish House Mafia has put the past behind them, coming back together as artists, friends and family. Their return to their hometown marks the beginning of the next chapter for the iconic trio.
Photo Credit: Hannes Söderlund
Fans can catch Swedish House Mafia this summer and fall as they bring their incredible live show all over the world. Please visit http://swedishhousemafia.com/ for additional info, and watch for more from Swedish House Mafia coming soon.
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!