Showtek Launches A New Record Label, Skink, With A Massive Single, “We Like To Party”

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Release Date: Monday, December 30th

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Showtek launches a new record label, Skink, with a rave-ready single,“We Like To Party,” due out on Monday, December 30th. Closing out a massive 2013, Showtek establishes a tastemaker platform and offers up an exhilarating track to set a strong tone for the new year. “We Like To Party” embodies all that the Dutch duo is known for – high-energy big-room vibes and refreshing style – while also packing extra synth-driven power. Showtek is now expected to help shape the future of dance music as producer/DJs and label heads.

Following up on their worldwide hit, “Booyah” feat. We Are Loud! & Sonny Wilson, Showtek bring out a peak-time weapon to add to their loaded repertoire. In “We Like To Party,” they base the arrangement around their signature synth horns to accentuate the lead melodies that pierce through with stunning effect. With the synths combined with heavy drums and added sounds, the track results in an intensely stimulating listening experience that will astound crowds far and wide. Showtek hits the ground running with yet another world-class production to set the precedent for their new label.

Showtek has also just released a new episode of Skink Radio, their monthly radio show. Listen to Skink Radio 009 here on their official Soundcloud Page!

Showtek 2013 US Tour Dates


DATE             VENUE          LOCATION

27-Dec            Royale Nightclub        Boston, MA

             28-Dec            Craneway Pavilion      South Richmond, VA

30-Dec            Winter Fantasy            Hidalgo, TX

 31-Dec            NYE @ Pier 36           New York, NY

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TomorrowWorld announces its Return to Chattahoochee Hills in 2014

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There really couldn’t be more love, respect, passion and praise for what was the most successful debut for any festival in 2013. Charged with an almost unimaginable task of replicating what sister event Tomorrowland does in Belgium, TomorrowWorld delivered on all fronts, endorsed by journalists, politicians, local authorities and most importantly the visitors!

Nestled within the vast and luscious landscape of Chattahoochee Hills in South Fulton County, Georgia during the last weekend of September and to a gathering of 140.000, TomorrowWorld unveiled the second chapter in the Book of Wisdom – one of the most stunning main stages ever constructed. An eclectic line-up of talent ranging from household names such as Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Steve Aoki, to the up-and- coming stars of tomorrow all graced the eight uniquely designed stages. Over 75 countries were represented in the first festival of its scale to implement a 21 minimum age policy resulting in a festival atmosphere of friendship and joy like no other.


The producers of TomorrowWorld announced the dates for 2014. The second TomorrowWorld USA will take place once again in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia on September 26th, 27th and 28th 2014, with DreamVille camping opening on Thursday 25th.


Pre-Registration for tickets will begin on Wednesday January 22, 2014

General On-Sale will begin on Saturday February 22, 2014

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Danny Avila Goes Deep and Hard with ‘Poseidon’ Out Dec. 2 on Musical Freedom + Tour Dates!

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Danny Avila gets ready to release his latest track ‘Poseidon’ on the Dutch icon’s Musical Freedom imprint.  The combination of a deep, throbbing bass-line, synth stabs and drowned melodic lines lead through the first sector of the track before ‘Poseidon’ evolves into what some listeners, who might be slightly longer in the tooth than others, might recognize as elements of hard house. Bouncing beats and percussion, driving crescendos plus a sick little ‘lock n load’ effect thrown in for good measure more than replicate the energy that Avila has become globally renowned for in his DJ sets, cementing ‘Poseidon’ as a firm fan favorite whenever the Spanish wunderkind steps behind the digital 1s and 2s.

Check out our interview with Danny!



Nov 22 – Echostage w/ Tiësto, Washington DC, USA

Nov 23 – Echostage w/ Tiësto, Washington DC, USA

Nov 27 – Lavo, NYC, USA

Nov 27 – Pine Belt Arena, Toms River, USA

Nov 28 – Love, Long Island, USA

Nov 29 – Maison, Toronto, CANADA

Nov 30 – New City Gas w/AN21, Montreal, CANADA

Dec 01 – Hakkasan @ MGM Grand, Las Vegas, USA

Dec 04 – Rage 4 U Festival, Durban, SOUTH AFRICA

Dec 06 – Addiction, Rome, ITALY

Dec 07 – Starlight, Budapest, HUNGARY

Dec 13 – Dragon-I, HONG KONG

Dec 14 – Zouk, SINGAPORE

Dec 19 – Greater Than Tour w/ Tiësto & Calvin Harris, O2 Arena, Dublin, IRELAND

Dec 20 – Ministry of Sound, London, UK

Dec 21 – Greater Than Tour w/ Tiësto & Calvin Harris, Manchester Arena, UK

Dec 22 – The Arches, Glasgow, UK

Dec 23 – Greater Than Tour w/ Tiësto & Calvin Harris, Hydro Arena, Glasgow, UK

Dec 26 – Cream Boxing Night, Liverpool, UK

Dec 28 – Generation Wild, Avalon, Los Angeles, UK

Dec 29 – Hakkasan @ MGM Grand w/ Tiësto, Las Vegas, USA

Dec 31 – Ballito Centre, Durban, SOUTH AFRICA

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Insomniac Announces the 18th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival Returning to Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 20–22, 2014

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Insomniac announced that Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), North America’s largest dance music festival, will return to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for its 18th edition on June 20-22, 2014. The festival will bring Insomniac’s signature over-the-top production and creative elements to the venue including elaborately designed stage production and lighting, pyrotechnics, roaming theatrical performers, dancers and acrobats, interactive art installations and amazing music, with many new surprises for fans to discover.

Today’s announcement was released via a seven minute mini movie which relived some of the many magical moments shared during EDC Las Vegas 2013 as well as important information regarding upcoming on-sale dates for the 2014 edition of the festival.


For the first time, Insomniac is excited to unveil the “Headliner Loyalty Program,” which gives loyal fans the opportunity to secure tickets first. Loyal fans that successfully purchased passes to EDC Las Vegas in 2011, 2012 and 2013 will be able to use a unique code to participate.

“It’s the fans that make our success possible and it’s for that reason that we decided to develop the ‘Headliner Loyalty Program’ for the next EDC Las Vegas,” said Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac. “It’s their energy and love that make this event possible, so I’m really excited that we’ve found a way to reward those who have been with us in Las Vegas since this adventure started in 2011. We are counting down the days until we welcome everyone back to Las Vegas next June.”

“Headliner Loyalty Program” passes will go on sale for 24 hours, beginning on Nov. 25 at 12 p.m. PST and ending on Nov. 26 at 12 p.m. PST.  An Early Owl Pre-Sale will follow on Dec. 2 at 12 p.m. PST. Additional details regarding the Headliner Loyalty Program and Early Owl on-sale dates can be found on both the Insomniac and EDC websites.

A sold out crowd of 345,000 fans came together over three days for the 2013 festival, which saw expanded production and theatrics.  The festival received acclaim through the introduction of new, meticulously designed scenic and production stages, inspired art installations including an art car parade and the innovative Night Owl Experience, the brainchild of Rotella.

EDC will once again take over Las Vegas during EDC Week, June 17 – 23, 2014, with an eclectic mix of nightclub and dayclub events spread across several Las Vegas’ venues. Insomniac’s annual dance music conference, EDMbiz, will also return for its third year in addition to a brand new dance music awards show.

Tickets for EDC Las Vegas 2014 will start at $249 for general admission and $499 for VIP tickets for those 21 and over, in addition to service fees. VIP amenities will include a separate entrance to the festival for rapid entry, viewing decks overlooking multiple stages, full cash bars located on the VIP decks and lounge areas, separate restroom facilities, access to exclusive areas, a VIP lanyard and badge and a dedicated Ferris wheel. A layaway pricing option will be available for all on-sale dates. Single day tickets will not be available for this three-day experience.

General admission tickets will be in the form of a magnetic card and VIP tickets will receive RFID wristbands. One commemorative EDC box will be included per order. In previous years, these boxes have included EDC key chains, stickers, a festival guide and other trinkets.

Information on shuttle passes, travel packages and details regarding the full EDC Week schedule of events will be announced in the coming months at and

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Insomniac Announces Details Including Artist Lineup for the 3rd Annual White Wonderland New Year’s Celebration

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Tickets for the 21+ event go on sale Saturday, Nov. 23, at Noon Pacific Time


Insomniac invites fans to celebrate the beginning of a brand new year filled with endless possibilities at the third annual White Wonderland on New Year’s Eve at the Anaheim Convention Center. The 21 and older event features an all-white dress code for attendees, complimenting the all-white décor and production elements that will transform the venue into a magical playground as fans count down to 2014.

“I always look forward to White Wonderland as it gives us a chance to look back at the wonderful memories we made during 2013 and celebrate new possibilities and surprises to come in the new year,” said Pasquale Rotella, CEO and founder of Insomniac. “The all-white costumes our fans put together are always so creative and really add to the atmosphere of the event.”

White Wonderland will immerse fans into an intimate wonderland environment, featuring whimsical, white costumed theatrical performers and dancers as well as state-of-the-art, winter inspired stage production and lighting design. Six talented artists will create the soundtrack for the countdown to the New Year.

This year’s lineup includes:



Cosmic Gate

Dash Berlin

Laidback Luke

Steve Angello

Added to the lineup will be one up-and-coming DJ chosen from submissions to the Discovery Project competition, presented by Insomniac and Moto X. The Discovery Project is an ongoing competition series that aims to give emerging artists the opportunity to share their music with a larger audience and perform at Insomniac’s festivals and clubs shows. The winner will perform at White Wonderland and have a one-on-one mentoring session with world-renowned artist Laidback Luke in addition to other prizes.

Interested artists can visit to enter the competition as well as view competition rules and more Discovery Project information.

White Wonderland is a 21 and older event. General admission tickets are priced at $99, and VIP tickets are available starting at $175, before service fees. VIP amenities include a separate entrance to the festival for expedited access, exclusive VIP deck with a full cash bar overlooking the stage, and a souvenir laminate and lanyard.

Tickets are on sale now at


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Ultra Worldwide Taking over South Africa and Japan in 2014

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We’re major fans of Ultra Music Festival and we’re super excited to see that the experience is traveling the world.  Now fans from South Africa and Japan have the chance to see what we’ve been experiencing for years!

Having already established gargantuan events in Miami, Argentina, Chile, Croatia, Brazil, Korea and Ibiza in its 15-year history, ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA and ULTRA JAPAN will be the EIGHTH and NINTH international editions of the Miami super festival, making ULTRA WORLDWIDE the most international festival brand in the world by quite some way, with events on no less than FIVE CONTINENTS!

February 14 – Ostrich Farm, Cape Town

February 15 – Nasrec Showgrounds, Johannesburg

Tickets on sale now

Phase 1 line up:

Tiest, Alesso, Nicky Romero, Krewella, W&W, Goldfish, Black coffee, Mi Casa, Euphonik & DJ Fresh

Check out the Ultra website for more information!

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Armin Van Buuren World Tour Dates – ‘Armin Only – Intense’

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Eighteen cities added to world tour, more to be announced.

Armin van Buuren announced the cities and dates of his upcoming world tour: Armin Only – Intense. Next to the first two (sold-out) editions in the Amsterdam Ziggo Dome in early November, the tour will also land in cities such as New York, St. Petersburg, Toronto, Mexico city, Sydney, Johannesburg and many more.  The new world tour is inspired by Armin’s latest artist album, Intense (Armada Music). ‘Armin Only’ is a concept that started in the early days of Armin’s career. Since the first editions in the early millennium years, the show has grown and come to life.


“Unlike today, now that it’s all based on short sets and quick highlights, it used to be all about the long sets, the musical trips. That’s what Armin Only is based on – to take the clubbers on a six-plus hour journey into music. Through the Armin Only – Intense shows, I can tell them the full story of my Intense album – in fact of everything I’d like to say.” said Armin van Buuren.

Check out the tour dates and cities announced:

  • November 15th, 2013 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • November 16th, 2013 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • December 28th, 2013 – International Exhibition Centre – Kiev, Ukraine
  • January 24th, 2014 – The National Sports Club of India – Mumbai, India
  • February 7th, 2014 – Arena Armeec – Sofia, Bulgaria
  • February 8th, 2014 – SKK Arena – St. Petersburg, Russia
  • February 21st, 2014 – Minsk Arena – Minsk, Belarus
  • February 22nd, 2014 – Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre – Helsinki, Finland
  • April 11th, 2014 – (venue TBA) – New York, NY, U.S.
  • April 17th, 2014 – (venue TBA) – Chicago, IL, U.S.
  • April 19th, 2014 – (venue TBA) – Toronto, Canada
  • May 3rd, 2014 – (venue TBA) – Vancouver, Canada
  • (date TBA) – (venue TBA) – San Francisco, CA, U.S.
  • May 9th, 2014 – (venue TBA) – Los Angeles, CA, U.S.
  • May 16th, 2014 – Teatro Banamex – Monterrey, Mexico
  • May 17th, 2014 – Sports Palace – Mexico City, Mexico
  • June 7th, 2014 – Hisense Arena – Melbourne, Australia
  • June 8th, 2014 – Sidney Showgrounds – Sydney, Australia
  • June 14th, 2014 – Coca-Cola Dome – Johannesburg, South Africa
  • September 27th, 2014 – Olympiski – Moscow, Russia



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Nicky Romero Releases Protocol Flight #03 – The Summer Recap Video.

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Nicky Romero releases Protocol Flight #03 as a recap video of his summer performances at some of the most prestigious festivals and clubs in the world. Following up on the success of his recent single, “SOTU” with Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and Fast Eddie, Nicky once again opens up to share a rare behind-the-scenes perspective of his life on tour. Running through footage from Ultra Music Festival Europe, Ushuaia Ibiza, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, Sensation Amsterdam, and everywhere in between, fans are able witness his massive performances while getting to know his personality and gaining insight into the happenings both on-stage and off. Watch Protocol Flight #03 – The Summer Recap.

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Chronologic order of locations/festivals in the recap:

Amnesia Ibiza

UMF Europe – Croatia

FMIF Ushuaia Ibiza

Extrema Outdoor – Holland

Electric Love Festival – Austria

The Light – Vegas

Daylight – Vegas

EDC – Vegas

Sziget Festival – Hungary

Altromondo – Italy

Nothing But the Beat – Germany

Street Parade – Austria

Summer Festival – Belgium

Sensation – Prague

Sensation – Amsterdam

Tomorrowland – Belgium



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Escape from Wonderland Details! Halloween Music Festival Experience Oct 26th

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Details for Escape from Wonderland in Southern California

Halloween Festival Experience Takes Place Oct. 26

Insomniac Events invites artists, dreamers and fans of dance to journey with us as we venture into the dark and twisted side of Wonderland at the third annual Escape from Wonderland on October 26, 2013, at San Manuel Amphitheater and Grounds in Devore, Calif. Insomniac will once again offer on-site camping to festivalgoers, giving them the chance to celebrate Halloween all weekend long while enjoying the activities, art and music inside the festival grounds.

The lineup includes:

AC Slater

Arboles Pintados

Baggi Begovic





Cedric Gervais

Danny Avila

David Steven

Delta Heavy

Deniz Koyu


Eats Everything


Guy Gerber



John Digweed

Kennedy Jones


Manufactured Superstars

Mat Zo





Pendulum (DJ Set)


Rebecca & Fiona

Richie Hawtin

Steve Angello

The Orb



Escape from Wonderland is an 18 and older event. General admission tickets are priced at $65, and VIP passes are also available for guests 21 and older at $125, before service fees. VIP amenities include a separate entrance to the festival for expedited access; exclusive decks overlooking the stages including a full cash bar; private restroom facilities; and souvenir laminate and lanyard.

To purchase tickets and follow the latest updates, please visit the official Escape from Wonderland website!

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The Wanted Announces 2014 Word of Mouth Tour! Exclusive Pre-Sale Tickets

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The Wanted‘s upcoming album Word of Mouth will be officially released on November 5th, but the band has already released tour information about their upcoming tour dates, starting in Europe in early February and coming to The US in April.  Check out tour information and dates at their website and order exclusive pre-sale tickets. And pre-order their upcoming album below!

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