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’!
The Chainsmokers have released new single “Call You Mine” featuring Bebe Rexha today via Disruptor Records / Columbia Records along side a music video. The video follows Alex, Drew and Bebe on a night out at a Los Angeles nightclub as they move in reverse through a sexy noir thriller.
“Call You Mine” is the latest song to be added to The Chainsmokers’ ongoing building album, World War Joy. The album also includes previously released tracks “Do You Mean” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and bülow, “Kills You Slowly” and “Who Do You Love” featuring 5 Seconds of Summer, which hit the Top 10 at Pop Radio. The album will continue to build one song at a time over the course of 2019.
34-track mix includes exclusive selections from the ever-expanding Anjunafamily of artists and several unheard contributions from Above & Beyond – Available now from Anjunabeats. Watch the trailer:
Today, legendary dance trio Above & Beyond share the latest instalment in their iconic ‘Volume’ compilation series: Anjunabeats Volume 14.
The latest chapter in a story spanning 16 years, Volume 14 was sketched on the road and in A&B’s London studio. This album coalesced in scarce periods of calm amidst a whirlwind of giddying career highs: the band’s 2018 album ‘Common Ground’, which reached #3 in the Official Billboard Album chart, and an accompanying tour that saw the trio travel to every corner of the globe.
Joining the dots between the stadium-sized output of Anjunabeats and the intimate sound of Anjunadeep, this two disc, 34 track mix includes exclusive selections from their ever expanding Anjunafamily of artists and several unheard contributions from Above & Beyond.
Anjunabeats Volume 14 Mixed By Above & Beyond is available now.
ANJUNABEATS VOLUME 14 TRACKLIST
Matt Lange – Isn’t It Lovely
Above & Beyond – Is It Love? (Matt Lange Remix)
Andrew Bayer feat. Alison – May In My Last Life (Dave DK Remix)
Above & Beyond and Armin van Buuren – Show Me Love
Genix – Open Your Eyes
Above & Beyond – Distorted Truth (Volume 14 Outro Mix)
A&B TOUR DATES
Fri, Jun 21 – Ciudad Del Rock – Monteagudo Del Castillo, Spain
Sat, Jun 22 – A Summer Story – Arganda Del Rey, Spain
Sun, Jul 14 – Ultra Europe – Split, Croatia
Fri, Jul 19 – Tomorrowland – Boom, Belgium
Fri, Jul 19 – Wanderlust – Squaw Valley, CA
Sat, Jul 20 – Electronic Family – Den Bosch, Netherlands
Sun, Jul 21 – Parookaville – Weeze, Germany
Sat, Jul 27 – Group Therapy Weekender – George, WA
Sun, Aug 4 – Chasing Summer – Calgary, Canada
Sat, Aug 10 – Îlesoniq – Montreal, Canada
Sat, Aug 24 – Creamfields Festival – Warrington, United Kingdom
Sat, Aug 31 – Electric Zoo – New York, NY
Fri, Oct 11 – Group Therapy 350 @ O2 Arena – Praha, Czech Republic
Deorro adds to his ever-growing arsenal of new music with “Obvious,” out now on Ultra Music. The reality is, however, there’s nothing at all obvious about this single. Smooth and emotive, “Obvious” represents a new style for the Mexican-American producer and follows the release of “Keep It Goin’” featuring Danny Avila, the Latin-infused “Pica” featuring Elvis Crespo and Henry Fong, “Focus” and “Wild Like The Wind.” These songs span multiple genres, giving Deorro’s fans a taste of something new with every release.
Stylistically, “Obvious” is an indie driven electronic track, with slicker-than-ice production and gentle vocals that meld into the perfect pop-infused masterpiece. This is Deorro at his silkiest.
Deorro’s high energy sets are the stuff of legend and not to be missed. How lucky you are that he will be on tour throughout the spring/summer, including performances at Chicago’s Lollapalooza and more.
Obviously, you need more Deorro in your life, so do yourself a favor and listen to “Obvious” here:
Deorro Tour Dates – more TBA
6/1 – Echostage – Washington, DC (w/ Steve Aoki)
6/7 – The Park Ultra Lounge – Sacramento, CA
6/8 – Marquee Dayclub – Las Vegas, NV
6/14 – Ravine – Atlanta, GA
6/15 – Marquee – New York, NY
7/12 – Omnia – San Diego, CA
8/1- Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL
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+)
And just like that, summer officially starts in the circle city. The Indianapolis 500 kicks off a series of events that define the summer season in Hoosier-ville. The heat, the sun, the constant wonder if it will actually rain, and of course, the unavoidable farmers tan lines – caused by the constant uncertainty of really not knowing it will rain or not!
The 2019 edition of the infamous Snake Pit couldn’t ask for better weather. The morning overcast cleared around the time the green flag was waved and the sky provided enough clouds to not overheat the hearts that thump throughout turn 3 of the Indianapolis Motor Speed Way. The Snake Pit class of 2019 was initiated by Ricky Retro, followed by electro-deep house DJ Chris Lake (personal favorite), next Illenium dropped his classic uplifting beats before the Pre-race traditions and green flag allowed the Indy 500 drivers take over the track.
The music resumed with Alesso taking over the decks. He’s hour and a half set fueled up the energy and brought back to life the rookies that were a little too drunk by the end of Chris Lakes’ set – we’ve all been there. Skillex took over as race day came close to it end. He’s music kept up with the roaring of the cars as they approached their finals turns and the energy throughout the track cheered the victory of Simon Pagenaud. Our Snake Pit will always deliver an incredible time, generate memories that will leave forever; specially the ones that some might forget. Wether the 2019 edition kicked started your summer festivities or provided you with major FOMO, rest assure that better planning (on your part) for the 2020 Indianapolis 500 Snake Pit is undeniable. Check out the 2019 Snake Pit Presented by Coors Light SQUAD:
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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