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A New Dawn. a New Year as we enter into a new direction and path in life, continuing our own lives, and making strides, and goals, in 2024. New York’s wellness event brand, Sonic Jungle presented their most intimate and fulfilling New Year’s Eve party in history. Bringing culture, music, art, and performers together on one beautiful night celebrating the New Year. A New Dawn had its biggest production of the year with a stellar musical lineup from infamous DJs and producers to underground local artists, live musicians, and talented performers. Making the New Year rave scene an even more tight community. This unique event set the right intentions for prosperity, peace, and love for all as we embark on a fresh and new perspective.

The NYE event took place at Brooklyn’s industrial location, 1896 Studios. The legendary 20,000-square-foot location was built in the 1800s with multiple 40-foot ceilings with old-world architecture. Built with three rooms filled with exciting adventures with classic bricks. 1896 Studios includes a beautiful courtyard accessible for everyone and immersive art cars. JunXion X Sonic Jungle transformed the unique dance and art space into a beautiful world of love, emotions, and happiness into a magnificent safe, and warming celebration.

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A New Dawn

JunXion X Sonic Jungle+ Presents: A New Dawn New Year's was no celebration without its diverse and cosmic lineup including world-renowned DJs and producers, live musicians, New York underground artists, and performers. Bringing DJs from infamous dance music labels such as All Day I Dream, Rapture, Anjunadeep, and Akumandra. The night was taken into a world of transfusion and impeccable sound filling each room with a new and different vibe. Sprawling across three stages and rooms, which were A New Dawn Stage, the Jungle Room, and the Live Music Lounge.

Starting the night was the New York native Tory with a special back-to-back performance from New York’s pristine house music artist, Melissa XYZ. Bringing everyone into the New Year with an emotional and moving set by All Day I Dream’s top artist Roy Rosenfeld. Throughout his two-hour set the entire room was packed, feeling every chord and vibration bellowing from the speakers. The daring and invented DJ who always breaks the rule in creating music, delivered a premiere and memorable set bringing everyone into a new direction in 2024. As the clock turns to midnight the crowd gathers to see balloons dropping from the air filled with confetti, people coming together to pop all the balloons filling the room with confetti all around, and people cheering, kissing, and hugging. The night continued with the head leader of the Anjundeep label, Jody Wisternoff. Leading everyone into the first new hours of 2024 with a compelling and theatrical set filled with deep, sensational vibes. It was the first time I saw both Roy Rosenfeld and Jody Wiseternoff two extremely popular deep progressive house DJs. The night was extraordinary, even more with witnessing those two sets which were my personal favorites. 

The magical night continues with Mexican-born, New York-based electronic music producer and founder Akumandra, Sainte Vie presenting a colorful and infectious performance. The talented and extremely hard-working DJ and producer brought the New Dawn Stage to life leading to the break of daybreak. Rounding out the extravagant event was one of the main representatives of Akumandra, Mateo. Nobody wanted to leave during his performance, especially at the end of the event to the early morning. The moving set brought the community a strong and deep feeling throughout the entire room.

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More talented DJs included Catori back-to-back with Orijins, DJ Bengali, and JunXion artist 2MElO, plus Zero Community’s headlining artists Oba + Flip the New York duo is known to elevate their energy through their sets bringing the crowd closer with a wide range of bright tones and spirit. All performing in the Jungle Room. The Jungle was a smaller but more intimate room with warm vibes and energy was a crowd favorite throughout the night.

The New Dawn celebration was filled with talented music throughout the night from DJs to live music. Including a Live Music Lounge, with a Classic Violin with Sara, Brass Brand, and a special finale at the end of the night, plus a Mariachi Band, and Sax Serenades (Grammy Winner Aaron Burnett). Throughout the night during DJ sets and live bands, there were over ten immersive performances some included acrobatic dances presented by Hybrid Movement Company, and performances elevating the dancers into a new dimension. There were immersive LED dragons, Stilt Walkers, and Ritual Dances interacting with the crowd throughout each room. Plus, Tarot Readings by Stars with Shelly, Stretch Station by Hayley (Gaia Nomaya), Cuddle Puddle, Live Artists, and black light body painting, Burlesque. Last but not least the fun and trippy Art Car, which was filled with good vibes all around.

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Cuddle Puddle

It was a memorable event for entering the New Year with an amazing crowd to include. Each person in the crowd was a character, happy and sharing the love and vibes to every stranger and friend bringing the entire party into one community. For one night of peace and unity. From the end of the night to the morning none were strangers, we were family, a closer community. Regenerating together in unity for a New Dawn in life and entering the next chapter. Be sure to follow and stay up to date with more events presented by Sonic Jungle and JunXion as we engage into the New Year of 2024.

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FRESH OFF THE BEAT returns, this week the segment features the likes of new uprising talent and heavyweight legends. Canvasing over multiple genres and sub-genres plus introducing projects from indie electronic artists. Featuring the likes of Domnbresky, The Chemical Brothers, Icarus, and Bacavi. This playlist article will keep you dancing till the weekend and beyond.


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This week's edition of, FRESH OFF THE BEAT features a slew of deep house, techno, and house music tracks straight from the underground scene. Including heavyweight pioneers of our time and classic legends. Mixing in this week's edition of the new segment are some remixes, and edits from old tracks with a revamped twist to them. There will be tour dates along the way from emerging and mainstage artists.


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This new segment features the latest releases from DJs and producers from all realms of electronic dance music. Each week, FRESH OFF THE BEAT will offer a canvas of new tracks and remixes. This week the ballot of new tunes ranges from Afro-House, Techno, Future Bass, and House Music. Touching on DJ heavyweights and underground talent, showcasing all the new talent, music, and remixes to keep you moving into the week.


JAKE SILVA, FERRIGNO & AMARI - 'DANCE' [HOUSE OF TALENTS]

Emerging from New York City, Portuguese DJ, and producer Jake Silva has captured the attention of dance music fans with his niche production style and captivating energy. Jake has earned a reputation for his energetic and unique sets across some of New York's most iconic nightlife venues including  Lavo, Nebula, Harbor New York City, and many more. Transferring from performing behind the decks to the studio Jake has teamed up with rising Italian talent Ferrigno and Belgium-based DJ and producer AMARI for his first official release. Serving as his release debut on AMARI's prolific imprint House of Talents.


sumthin sumthin - 'Take Me Home'

Alison Wonderland's newly-minted imprint FMU Records continues the rapid expansion of its catalog with 'Take Me Home.' It’s the latest single from one of California's most exciting players in bass music, sumthin sumthin. Arriving on the heels of stunning tracks from Jon Casey, Dabow, and Whyte Fang. This marks the first release of the year from sumthin sumthin, building upon his contributions to the ranks of globally beloved labels such as Bassrush, Deadbeats, Jadu Dala, and Quality Goods Records. 'Take Me Home' sees sumthin sumthin experiment with airy electronic elements, pushing forward his innate mastery of juxtaposing light and dark styles to deliver a sonic treat primed for sweaty warehouse spaces.


Mau P - 'Gimme That Bounce'

Dutch underground newcomer Mau P became a household name across international dance floors last summer. Kicking off this year with a fresh new infectious house gem, ‘Gimme That Bounce.’ It then builds up with sizzling high-hats, thumping kick drums, chopped-up, appropriately bouncy vocal samples, and an engine-revving riser before dropping into its dancefloor-igniting central section. Mixed with futuristic beats and vibrant synths packed with a massive drop. Showcasing his talent and creativity in all spectrums in creating the next hit anthem.


Modapit - 'Dancing'

An implement of the electronic dance music scene, Modapit is already pushing boundaries between appearance, music, and production. Covered in their signature fishnet veil, black-on-black gothic, edgy attire. Modapit is revving up towards their debut album, a full-length project that promises to further spotlight the producer's uplifting, goth-techno aura. Releasing the first single of the upcoming album is the dark and defying techno track, 'Dancing.’ Perfectly suitable for the dancefloors from the title and infectious rhythm and deep house grooves and techno synths. Modapit delivers characteristic pop-electronic catharsis to every beat. Reaching different realms of dance music, creating an authentic track that will take over on an international level. 


Jickow - 'Nòstra Dòna De La Gàrdia'

Back on the release radar, with another mesmeric new offering, releasing his new EP and the titled single on his imprint. Featuring a stunning remix courtesy of the legendary Nick Muir. Starting off the new year right, the 'Nòstra Dòna De La Gàrdia' EP is out now across all streaming platforms. The aptly titled imprint Olympe serves as an homage to Jickow's hometown of Marseille, France. The imprint aims to channel the authentic perspectives of both established and upcoming talents. Reflected in the EPs title, the 2-tracker references Marseille's Notre-Dame de la Garde, known to locals as Bonne Mère and written in the Provençal dialect as 'Nòstra Dòna De La Gàrdia'.


GetCosy - 'Hercules'

GetCosy returns to Dirtybird Records with a monstrous two-track EP. With its name derived from Greek mythology, GetCosy’s ‘Hercules’ EP is a sonic serpentine into techno's dark and devious side. Filled with textured basslines and distorted percussion, the titular track blasts off into a powerful, fast-paced modular synth anthem. GetCosy cements his status as one of Dirtybirds rising talents. GetCosy is a Russian tech-house producer known for his effective and punchy music. An artist with considerable experience, GetCosy has appeared on labels such as Box Of Cats, My Techno Weighs A Ton, Wyldcard Records, Main Course, and more.


SUPERSKI - ‘Ajax Planet’

Eliott Litrowski and Voiski better known as SUPERSKI are back in the music scene again with 'Ajax Planet' a new retro-futuristic arrow with rave accents that sums up the desire behind the project. Flowing with positive energetic club music mixing their two universes, between electro and post-trance. Their debut album 'Mondo Moderno' will be out on March 31.


BLOND:ISH, Eran Hersh, Darmon - Sorry (with Madonna)

This anticipating track has been gearing up for this moment. A rendition from the original ‘Sorry’ reimagined by the talented DJ and producer, BLOND:ISH and LA-based Eran Hersh, Darmon, and Pop icon, Madonna. A groovy and tranquil touch and seductive, dark vocals blend the track into a unique style making it her own. Her artistry of recrafting the entire track morphing it into her own. She’ll be playing the new track in all her sets. Getting approval from Madonna herself, the new version of 'Sorry' is out via Insomniac Records.


Harry Romero & HoneyLuv - ‘Inside My Mind’

Talent house and techno producer and DJ HoneyLuv is of the hottest breakthroughs on an international level. She has become an essential figure in a new generation of Black artists shaping the sound of dance music. Her newest and most brilliant collaboration with house music legend Harry Romero is ‘Inside My Mind.’ Delivering brilliant talent equally from both producers, this dark original is a sleek gem for any dancefloor. Featuring both artists trading off on vocals, it bursts with an energetic tech-heavy flow. This year, HoneyLuv will continue to dominate clubs and festival stages around the globe, with performances at EDC Mexico, Hangout Music Festival, Sunset Music Festival, FVDED In The Park, and Fisher’s inaugural Triip Festival in Malta.


Danny Goliger & Choopsie - ‘Cycling’ [Dirtybird White Label]

The latest release from the fast-rising talent can only be with Dirtybird White Label. Each delivers impeccable rhythm and groove from all sides. ‘Cycling’ offers two distinct broken-beat instrumentals that will keep listeners on their toes with every twist and turn. The percussive-heavy track ripples with sharp cutting tones and an intoxicating baseline. Scattered with bright vocal chops and cadenced drum patterns by lush melancholic tones creating an intricately layered soundscape. In typical White Label fashion, ‘Cycling’ arrives as a vinyl release, available for purchase.


Floorplan - ‘We Give Thee Honor’

Techno siblings Robert and Lyric Hood return as Floorplan for another divine house track. ‘We Give Thee Honor’, a high-energy cut teased during their set at Nuits Sonores festival in Lyon, caught the attention of Classic label boss Luke Solomon. The record creates the unique energy of worship in full flow, with a vocal loop and gospel energy.


Adam Beyer - 'Legend'[Drumcode Records]

Drumcode label boss, Adam Beyer kicks off the year with a huge future classic, ‘Legend.’ A driven hypnotic dark track loaded with core percussion with a giant build-up releasing into a powerful drop. It's always exciting when Adam Beyer releases new music, it spreads like a techno virus. 'Legend' has been a highlight of the Drumcode boss’s sets stretching back to last summer. Key shows where the world-class DJ and producer highlighted the track in his sets include Tomorrowland, Creamfields, Ultra Europe, Printworks, and Elrow; in Ibiza, it was a fixture across his gigs at Hï, Amnesia, and Pacha.


&friends ft. Oluwadamvic -'Love Is The Way'

Sean Thomas also known as &friends start the new year with another unique original release, 'Love Is The Way' ft. Oluwadamvic. Out via Thomas’ own Hidden Hands imprint the latest single sets the tone for a milestone year of new releases and tour dates fans can expect to see from the rising act across the year ahead. Soulful, uplifting lyrics from Oluwadamvic are expertly harmonized alongside a buoyant and vibrant electronic production built upon a percussive foundation of afro-house. Momentous builds and melodic breakdowns craft a cinematic soundscape narrated by the West African vocalist, who describes love as being the only way we can move forward as a society.


John Summit - 'In Chicago' (Danny Avila Remix)

The highly anticipated debut release on John Summit’s label Off The Grid, ‘In Chicago’ has now a new official remix release from Spanish DJ and producer Danny Avila. Playing to the intensity of the original version with its rich synth soundscapes and suitably full-throttle bassline, this mix showcases Danny’s signature mainstage-ready sound. This remix packs the expected punch from two of electronic music’s most talked-about producers.


It's already been a massive year with the recent bangers. Below the surface are some hidden talents waiting to be discovered. This playlist is a blend of dance music ranging from techno, house music, electro, plus Drum n' Bass. A mix of some 2022 favorite anthems to unexplored music. Head to the MyPlayground SoundCloud, press like, and save for future plays and shares!


Lauren Mia - Ohm

The multi-talented artist from Los Angeles comes from classical roots, and dark, velvet bass tones fill her music. It’s her first independent release of 2022 on the boutique record imprint Petit Matin. The track is a melodic techno voyage through dimensions and galaxies. This year, her deeper foray into the European dance label space comes in the wake of 2021 releases via RÜFUS DU SOL’s Rose Avenue Records, Anjunadeep, and Somatic Records.


Solardo - Riser

They are following on from their recent announcement that Higher will return to Dubrovnik. It will be their most prominent and anticipated festival this year. In addition, they released their first track of 2022 on their own imprint Sola. The club-ready single has already made waves to be a festival anthem.


Darin Epsilon, Galestian - RESET [Desert Hearts Black]

Heading into their 10th year as a family, Desert Hearts is known for its wild style of attire and fun personalities, and colorful music. About three years ago, the sub-label Desert Hearts Black emerged. It offered a more extensive range of techno and house music. The recent release is just one of the three tracks from the sensational EP. The track opens with a pleasing sound. It's then followed by an array of riveting melodies.


Hayden James - Lights Go Down with SIDEPIECE

Triple-platinum Sydney-born producer releases his sophomore album into the world, LIFTED, via Future Classic. The euphoric masterpiece arrives when fans need it the most, infusing the same emotion of his celebrated live shows into every moment of the project. The record features his latest single, a slice of carefree dance-pop bliss born from a writing session in LA. The track's steady groove and infectious hook form the resilient poolside energy.


Simas - Benja [Dirtybird Records]

Brazilian producer is only 22-years old and already has a large bill of original tracks on respected labels. His incredible mixing skills often result in a one-of-a-kind connection to the dancefloor, while his songs create an engaging atmosphere. The song has a fast-paced rhythm, big round bass, and a jazzy top line that speaks for itself.


BLOND:ISH, Francis Mercier - Sete

Recorded originally in the 1990s, ‘Sete Djon Ye’ is one of the earliest hits from the iconic Malian musical duo Amadou & Mariam. The track is revisioned into a sleek deep house masterpiece from its original West African blues. This magnificent song transcends the ages while losing none of its mesmerizing heartfelt power.


Underground System - Desnuda (Yuksek Remix)

Brooklyn dance legends are making their triumphant return with their first single off their forthcomingInto The Fire EP.’ Out May 6 on Razor-N-Tape / Heavenly Sweetness (France).  The track is a smoldering Afro/Latin house exploration that weaves deep & bouncy basslines—fueled with dreamy Spanish vocals and a hint of acid house. French producer Yuksek delivers in his signature style with a clubby remix.


John Summit - La Danza

Chicago’s man-of-the-moment is back on Defected with his latest heavy bender-banger. The track has boundless energy with a Latin-infused cut that combines his signature chunky bassline. An earworm vocal and infectious groove ready to dominate killer sound systems across the globe.


Nala and Nikki Nair - The World Is Always Ending [Dirtybird]

Two of the members from Dirtybird released their collaborative EP. It arrives as the newest edition of the White Label Series. A combination of the futuristic productions and the dynamic vocal range from each artist. The Dirtybird White Label continues to venture into more left-of-center and underground sounds.


Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - A Dream I Have [Damian Lazarus remix

Techno and House Icon Damian Lazarus made his return to the dancefloor with a remix for an eclectic club hit from Crosstown Rebels. He re-shapes the track with brooding peak-time sensibilities and takes the original's upbeat, indie-disco sounds. He casts spikey 303 acid lead lines across a haunting drum groove and ear-catching bloops. TEED recently announced the ‘A Dream I Have’ 22-date tour.

West African native Hubert Sodogandji, better known as AMÉMÉ, released his newest remix package for techno producer Jan Blomqvist called “Back In The Taxi”. Out now, on the acclaimed Dutch label Armada Electronic Elements.

The AMÉMÉ Remix peppers a vibrant afro house percussion through the duration of the track's effortless melodic progressions. Building towards a devastating breakdown before the track’s conclusion, AMÉMÉ peppers his signature elements across Jan Blomqvist’s already musical solid foundation. The Midnight Remix dives more profound with a fast-paced rhythm and melodic sensibilities. The electrifying sound style implements a progressive house fashion, crafting a driving rendition. 

AMÉMÉ channels his cultural roots and ancestry into everything he does. Born and raised in Benin, he helms One Tribe, a global community and brand identity centered on unity and good vibes. His innovative capabilities and unwavering dedication have been the catalyst behind the rapid growth and proliferation.

Jan Blomqvist, AMÉMÉ - 'Back In The Taxi' (AMÉMÉ Remixes) via Armada Electronic Elements

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I’m just returning from a long and magical week in Tulum, Mexico, and coming back to the real world from a vacation with a surreal feeling. Don’t you wish you could stay on a warm tropical beach with crystal clear blue water and a fancy drink? It’s time to escape the mind and soul in this playlist. It will help you through the workweek and transport you to that tropical getaway. From Afro-House to Tribal House, the top tracks for your vacation vibes are here. Head to the MyPlayground SoundCloud, press like, and save for future plays and shares!


Thandi Draai, Candy Man - Out of Africa [Mixed]

For those who love to go back in time to include in the records that truly made a difference. The single It's filled with Afro House vibes; the track has a blissful sound combined with a deep and dark bassline. It causes addition to pressing repeat, its melody is still fresh. The mix of African children's vocals throughout its melody.


Black Coffee - I’m Fallin (feat. RY X)

From the Grammy-nominated album ‘Subconsciously’, the brilliant single stands out from the rest. Its electrifying elements draw an innovative rhythm with its rooted sounds. It releases euphoric vibes throughout the play.


Sébastien Léger - Lenarka

It was an all-time personal favorite; it was first discovered during a trip to Costa Rica for Envision Festival. It grew on me so fast with its tranquil and vibrant beats. I would wake up to this track because it was the perfect way to begin each day for a year straight. It's still an all-time favorite with its uplifting chime.


Mark Alow - White Tusk

IIts simple melody evolves into its own style of sound mixed with Afro-House. Its underlining tone corsets until it reaches its execution, fulling its glory. With its unique vocals, the track is a rare gem.


Brenden Praise, Mpho.Wav - Mukutsuri

The original version is blissful; however, the song was reimagined once the remix was released. The remix has been played in clubs. With his various realms of sounds and elements, this track brings out different emotions. It has beautiful vocals throughout the entire song. Its work of craft brings out the artistry between both producers.


ReMan - Special Moments

This very catchy tune has been used on some social media, but its tune draws popularity within the community. It has sunkissed vibes and energy to bring the best mood out of anyone and its warm touch to its sound.


Sabo, Hot Oasis - Bakhu

It’s filled with jungle sounds and luscious basslines, and frequencies. While listening to it the track transports to sonic escape. Its tribal and rich percussion with its organic textures. Your mind will still resonate with nature and the world even after it's over.


Nicola Cruz - Colibria

The vibrant track has a tribal vibe from Latin American roots to it. Its oral traditions combined with Latin vocals demonstrate the artistry. It displays the culture in full form. It has a catchy tune that shows its true potential.


Yotto, Cassian - Grains

The fast-paced dimensions of sound and basslines. The mixture of an industrial sound has futuristic vibes. The combination between both artists makes a brilliant track true and whole producers. It is full of uplighting tones and vocals.


AMÉMÉ, Omah Lay - Understand (AMÉMÉ Remix)

The true Afro House artist's music is illustrated through his tribal roots. It has a cultural dimension of sound and bass. It has a happy and energetic sound to the remix. It shows a different light and raw sound.