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Just halfway through the incredible summer season with massive festivals worldwide, and today, Insomniac Events surprised the community with a mind-blowing full lineup drop of EDC Orlando. Set to perform at the three-day affair this November 11-13, 2022. Once again, EDC will take over Orlando’s Tinker Field. The colorful celebration with sunshine and positive energy will host plenty of elite performers and up-and-coming acts. The festival will include the highly anticipated sunset performances with Kaskade Redux, Dom Dolla, Above & Beyond, and more. EDC Orlando will also champion talented producers, including 999999999 (Hybrid Live/DJ Set), Green Velvet Presents La La Land, John Summit, Vintage Culture, Pauline Herr, Charlotte de Witte, plus over one hundred other artists. First debuted at EDC Las Vegas earlier this year, the kineticBLOOM will be on full display in Orlando, celebrating the growth of personal connections and the seed of a unique flower known over the last 26 years as the Electric Daisy.

Electric Daisy Carnival and Orlando have always brought a wide variety to every lineup each year, raising the bar in creativity and lineup curating. Each year, Insomniac sets high standards and never slows down to engage in creating new experiences. Festival goers always return every year because it delivers a different experience. More festival activities, unique drinks specials, immersive actors and performers, and iconic DJ sets. EDC grows each year, inviting more talented artists and attracting more attendees. Throughout its eleven years, EDC Orlando has evolved into a major festival in the United States. It's a celebration of all the successful years the festival created with all the loving fans. Here are some exciting and fun facts about EDC Orlando. 


EDC is a cashless event

It can be annoying not being able to use cash at EDC. There is an option for cash to be exchanged onsite for a prepaid card with the merchants.  But who wants to do that? However, we are living in a new age where everyone is using a phone, and everything is digital. EDC accepts Credit, debit, Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, and Android Pay. Paying cashless does make lines go a little faster when buying merch, food, or beverages. Unless the systems go down.


Five Stages

Many of Insomniac’s signature brands will champion EDC Orlando’s four iconic stages, including Dreamstate, Bassrush, Insomniac Records, and Factory 93. Plus, the main stage, known as kineticFIELD, adopts the same construction as Vegas. From ethereal trance music and heavy-hitting bass to the dance floor sounds of house and techno. Insomniac’s curated music lineups continue strengthening the behemoth's reach to electronic dance fans across all genres. The Ryno Bus Art Car will also host the best local talent from the region, including a day dedicated to Florida breaks.


Huge Crowd

Last year’s high-energy festival brought a sold-out crowd of 300,000 Headliners together for three days of blooming beats inspired by the nature of the kineticZEN festival theme. Since its first edition in 2011, Insomniac’s EDC Orlando festival has continued to grow in size, now totaling more than 40 acres of the insane festival experience. Now spanning five music stages, attendance nearly tripled in just the last three years. This year will draw an even more significant number of people with the rise of festival action and success rates.


The Vibe

Downtown Orlando’s lively hub of entertainment and nightlife will also transform into EDC Orlando’s official pre-party and afterparty destination. Throughout recent years, it has hosted various events across multiple nights. Full performance and venue details will be announced soon.


Tickets are on sale for EDC Orlando, with three-day GA passes starting at $199.99 and VIP passes starting at $399.99. Please visit the link purchase; while they are still at Tier 1, prices will increase and sell out.

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Summer is officially here! Other countries flourish during the dance music festival season. People from their native land travel fair for their specific destination festivals. After waiting so long because of the travel bans, this is the year when the biggest festivals make their most significant return. Some countries gear up all year long for one festival; others have over seventy hundred weekend festivals. Festivals in Europe are a completely different world compared to American festivals. There always are clean toilets, including general admission, well-organized security, and some of the most incredible locations imaginable. If anyone plans an overseas trip, these festivals are worth traveling to for the ultimate experience. These are just a few out of the massive list of European festivals.


Secret Project

Secret Project - Portimao Beach, Portugal | June 17-18

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An emerging festival born in the prospering underground scene of downtown Los Angeles. Fusing art, cutting-edge technology, and exceptionally curated house and techno music, the festival is known for its daytime moments, ready to grow beyond its origin. It focuses on a spectrum of underground electronic sound that has always been represented. The festival debuted to great acclaim in Europe with a sold-out crowd of nearly 20,000 attendees during ADE. Secret Project now expands to Portugal for a more organic and sun-kissed affair. It is on sweeping sandy beaches with dramatic limestone rock formations and stunning ocean views.


Kappa Futur Festival

Torino, Italy | July 1-3

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This is an all-techno festival and is one of the biggest festivals in Europe. It’s located in Torino, Italy, and this year it extended the program to three days. Inviting over sixty-five international artists, twenty-four Italian performers, and over fifty thousand participants from over eighty countries. They were the first Italian festival to introduce cashless technology to purchase goods and services at the Festival through a loyalty card. This year’s catalog of techno artists performing at KFF will be the top elite headliners and local talent. Bringing the best of techno artists to date. Each year the city of Torin is taken over by techno and Kappa Futur Festival.


Electric Castle

Romania | July 13-17

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Romania’s most prominent festival returns to Transylvania at Bánffy Castle. It is one of the only festivals in the world where artists and DJs can perform at an old castle. Taking place next to the iconic 15th-century, in the pristine nature of Transylvania, Electric Castle surprises at every edition with a creative lineup, touching a diversity of genres with new media installations and music performances. It's no wonder that the festival was voted the best European festival. Its breathtaking scenery and historical surroundings create an out-of-the-ordinary way of living and feeling. Some of the most legendary sets and performances emerged from Electric Castle, top headlining acts from all forms of dance music. It is creating a vibe and producing elements with unimaginable creativity to create iconic sets and experiences. 


Tomorrowland

Boom, Belgium | July 15-17 | July 22-24 | July 29-31

Not one, not two, but three weekends of Tomorrowland this year! It's been years since festival-goers could attend the motherland of music festivals. In celebration of their most significant return in history is extending to three back-to-back weekends. I can’t imagine who has the funds and energy to do all three weekends. Each year the festival sells out within minutes. This year was record-breaking. The complete camping festival entertains campers at the DreamVille stage with a pre-party. The entire country and city of Boom come together to celebrate Tomorrowland with multiple city and local pre-parties. It's an experience all on its own between the food, attendees, production, and decorations. One of the only festivals in the world with its airline and European travel package, Global Journey. The lineup includes top global artists and local Belgian DJs. It welcomes over eight hundred of the world's finest electronic artists to one giant dance floor performing at over fifteen stages. The festival has earned the name of the best festival in the world.


Awakenings Festival

Spaarnwoude Houtrak, Netherlands | July 29 - 31

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The 100% all techno festival will host no less than nine areas, both outdoor stages and tents. It is located at Spaarnwoude Houtrak, just outside of Amsterdam. Awakenings has a unique style with top-quality stage design and immersive light shows. It’s one of my personal all-time favorite music festivals. It’s all techno; I have witnessed some of the best sets and performances. This year will have over 80,000 attendees and over one hundred techno DJs. Every artist plays to their total capacity. For the first time in history, attendees will be able to stay the night at our Festival. To get the complete experience, Awakenings is extending to a three-weekend. The ticket gives people access to the festival & extensive camping program each night.


Fresh Wave Festival

Banja Luka | Aug 11-13

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Celebrating ten years of electronic music! The festival returns this year for its biggest event to date. They are located along the Kastel Fortress's walls, on the Vrbas River's left bank. It's home to the biggest festival in Bosnia. In addition to the complete infrastructure are the unique bars, DJ stages, and thick shade under the canopy. Plus, the festival visitors can enjoy rafting. and have unforgettable moments on the magnificent traditional Dayak boat rides. Along with purchasing a festival ticket, attendees can camp for FREE! This year’s lineup is an array of different realms of techno and house music. The lineup features Hernán Cattáneo, Claptone, Hot Since 82, Technasia, Sama’ Abdulhadi, and Adam Beyer


Creamfields

UK | Aug. 25-28

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The motherland of festivals celebrates its 25 anniversary. It's an electronic dance music festival series founded and organized by British club promoter Cream. It was first held in 1998 in Winchester, then moved to its current location on the Daresbury Estate in Cheshire. During the Platinum Jubilee weekend, it recently closed out its first edition of Creamfields South at Hylands Park, Chelmsford. The original festival has attracted over one hundred thousand attendees. It’s home to one of the most thought-out forward-thinking festival production. Where iconic DJs and producers perform the most legendary sets of their entire musical careers. The festival brand has expanded internationally to multiple countries Hong Kong and Thailand. The festival is the UK’s oldest and most prestigious music event.


Mysteryland

The Netherlands | Aug 26-28

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It’s one of the biggest festivals in the Netherlands. Visitors can immerse in a magical festival experience all weekend long. It's both a Weekend and Camping Festival. Camping visitors will enjoy a full weekend program, including an extra festival day on Friday and an exclusive afterparty on both Friday and Saturday. More than 300 of the world’s most famous artists, including the likes of DJ Snake, Oliver Heldens, Paul Kalkbrenner, Alan Walker, Carl Cox, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Volvox, Tijana T, Dom Dolla, Kapuchon, Sefa, Ran-D, and Ronnie Flex & The Fam. Located in Haarlemmermeer and attracting 100,000 visitors from over 100 different countries. Spreading out the acts over 22 breathtaking stages, in both open-air as in huge tents with laser shows and state-of-the-art sound systems, Mysteryland has something for everyone. Now completing the star-studded 2022 lineup, the countdown to a legendary end of the festival summer can begin.


Solardo Presents HIGHER

Dubrovnik, Croatia | Sept. 23-27

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Solardo announces its largest festival with its own charm and character and will be brought to life with world-class sound and production. Attendees can expect many stunning views over the walled city and glistening sea, with breathtaking sunsets and sunrises. Every day as festival-goers can enjoy beachside takeovers, pool and fortress parties, and terrace sessions like no other. There is a wide variety of accommodation options for Higher, including the elegant suites, luxury spa, and spectacular views of Valamar Lacroma, the beautiful Valamar Argosy Hotel with its fine restaurant, terrace, wellness zone and infinity pool, the exquisite 5* Valamar Collection Dubrovnik just a few minutes from the Old Town and Tirena Sunny Hotel. Dubrovnik is a high-class musical getaway in a beautiful location with some of the underground's most vital DJ talent. The first wave of names includes Marco Carola, FJAAK, Nicole Moudaber, Mall Grab, Maya Jane Coles, Vintage Culture, Nic Fanciulli, Lee Foss, and many more. 


It was the Opening Weekend of The Brooklyn Mirage 2022 season. Before the doors even opened, photos began to surface of the revamp of the venue. The hype was even more exciting for all ticket holders for the weekend. When doors officially opened people flooded the entry at full speed. People couldn’t wait to see the new stage. Their status catapulted them to a world-class entertainment palace of groundbreaking production and engineering. The new video wall stands a 200-foot wide by a 100-foot custom-built stage roof. As a result, the echoes of screaming fans range to an even bigger velocity. Word has to spread across the country and globe, and almost every DJ is eager to perform at The Brooklyn Mirage. From social media photos and epic sets, this will bring a new crowd and offer a wider range of variety. Alesso, Cityfox Rengerate, and the 25th-anniversary celebration of Body & Soul opened this year’s summer season. I attended the Cityfox Regenerate event, and it had more of a variety of dance music vs. one or two artists. A new year, a new summer, a brand new redesigned dance haven.

It was a vibe for twelve hours of the dark and melodic techno and fifteen artists. However, the weather could have been a whole lot better. This has been my fifth year covering a Cityfox event, and it was the first year with awful weather. The festival-like experience expanded to four stages, including the Great Hall and Kings Hall, which means being warm and dry through the cold and rainy night. I arrived by the end of Connie’s performance. Her rich set was a perfect transition to the next act. It was exciting first to see her name on the ballot. She is a significant contributor to New York’s underground scene. I look forward to her performing again in the near future. Closing out the Great Hall were the Bronx duo, the Martinez Brothers. They played a fun and colorful set for a solid four hours. It was packed wall to wall with techno and house heads. Their rhythm and beats had everyone dancing to every track with popular tracks and underground IDs. From the VIP section, it looked like the crowd was dancing at the same it was so massive. It was a vibe for both the artists and party-goers. 

Over at the main stage was Drumdcode’s techno Queen, Ida Engberg. Last time I saw her was at Cityfox Halloween. It was one of the darkest performances I had ever heard. Her Cityfox Regenerate set was a completely different sound. However, it was an excellent performance. It was obscure was a hint of vibrant flairs. It is always a pleasure to see the mastermind Stephan Bodzin perform live. His mixing talent is the artistry of a high-definition performance. The new sound system and video wall were a sight to see and hear. The gorgeous, trippy visuals combined with his set were a different experience. Stephan Bodzin has performed for many seasons with Cityfox. It was his best performance at The Brooklyn Mirage. Mainly because of the visuals with the new video wall. He played many popular hits, such as ‘Singularity,’ ‘Strand.’  and his remix to ‘Sleepless.’ Closing out the Cityfox event was Innervisions creator Dixon. He alone is one of the best producers in the scene today. His talented way of mixing up several different tracks and creating a new style of dance music is true art. The beginning of his set was mysterious and monotonous, but it was easy to forget the awful weather. It stopped raining by the time Dixon took over the stage, it was still very frigid out. The other stages closed at 5 am which gave the techno pioneer all the time to close out till sunrise. Bringing everyone who was still able to endure the weather to enjoy the morning daylight hours. 

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There were many new changes to the Brooklyn Mirage besides the video wall. A new entrance was added to the mezzanine and extra balcony levels. This gives access to more views of the stage and more space to dance. New rules have been added to the mezzanine, you cannot go to the back at the decks anymore. There are no more back bleachers instead, there is another staircase for the new mezzanine entrance. I highly advise next ticket purchase should be VIP or even table service. Attendees are much closer to the stage with a bigger area for tables and room to dance. Reservation tables expand from both the left and right sides of the video wall. Giving attendees an enhanced feeling of partying. More food options have been added, including the Wild Card, a new stand featuring a rotating menu. With Mister Melt which offers uniquely-crafted grilled cheese sandwiches. A new food truck will be on the premiums, El Zorro which will provide Mexican-inspired cuisine and vegan options. Also launching, Smooth Operator features a variety of smoothies, açaí bowls, fresh press juices, and matcha. That will keep the body pumping with energy till dawn. 

A unique experience that will only lead to more massive events and wild times. It's a brand new year with a whole brand new look. The news was completely kept under the radar until days leading up, it’s a mystery how it was kept on the down-low. Each year The Brooklyn Mirage has always made a few minor changes. This year is the next level, setting the bar to its highest standard. Returning party brands will be more memorable with all the new changes that will enhance this season.  New party brands will be exciting about what’s more to come. The Brookly Mirage continues to remain at the forefront of New York City’s nightlife and entertainment. 

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In celebration of the artists, music, and community that have made Last Night On Earth the imprint it is today and in the future. Part of the TEN series, Vol. II is a three-track collaboration by progressive-house heavyweights. Following the TEN release after the recent single ‘Aiavtor,’ progressive pioneer Sasha collabs with the hotly tipped Alex Banks [Monkeytown, Ninja Tune], up and coming producer Mr. Sosa [Anjunadeep], and a pioneering live band and electro-post-punk group Pumarosa. 

The new EP reflects the imprint’s forward-thinking approach from Sasha's multi-talented DJ and producer. His way of thinking in creating music and passion for the progressive scene shifted to a new realm of dance music. This opens a new chapter and expresses the craft and artistry of producing.

‘Australia’ is a melody-rich four-by-four 8 minutes of constant transformation. Showcasing the melodic sensibility Alex Banks & Sasha share, Banks is an exciting addition to LNOE. His previous album on Modeselektor’s Monkeytown won critical acclaim, and he’s received remix requests from RY X and Bonobo. ‘Australia’ drops just ahead of his next solo album on Max Cooper’s Mesh imprint. 

Sasha’s collaboration with Mr. Sosa has a more contemporary vibe with ‘Who U Are’. The pitch-shifted vocals and chords discharge tension in any room. The upcoming producer has gained momentum with his acid and breaks-influenced house. Mr. Sosa has many releases on Of Unsound Mind, Anjunadeep, and Street Tracks this year alone. 

The collaboration with Puarosa lead singer Isabel Munoz, ‘Just Ust’ is the third track of the EP. The obscure sound filled with deep and morphed production. The soothing melody of her soft voice places a politically driven output. Built around a synthesizer riff, this track displays how powerfully a few elements can impact the imagination—championed by top-tier tastemakers including Lauren Laverne, DIY, and The Line of Best Fit.

The LNOE tour is in full force. Sasha will continue his tour in Brooklyn, NY, Barcelona, Ibiza, Madrid, London, and Amsterdam. Listen to the new three-track EP, and transition into another dimension in electronic music.

LNOE TEN Vol. II

Track List: 

  1. Sasha & Alex Banks – Australia
  2. Sasha & Mr. Sosa – Who U Are
  3. Sasha & Pumarosa – In The Light
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5/15 - Superior Ingredients, Brooklyn, NY 

5/21 - Sala Bikini, Barcelona 

5/22 - Teatro Magno, Madrid 

5/28 - Troxy, London 

6/12 - Boat Party Amsterdam 

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The aquatic fairytale continues with Imagine Music Festival at its brand new location in Kingston Down, GA, from September 15-18. Following their February Instagram Reel that showcased a snippet of the venue, Imagine is now ready to invite fans from all over to experience Kingston Downs with a brand new, never before seen teaser video of the location. This organic wonderland, familiar to many, features the safety and security of paved roads throughout and land resilient to inclement weather. The unique site encompasses all the beauty of nature with sprawling grass fields and pastures, rolling hills, untouched woodlands, nature trails, and many other highly unique outdoor experiences. In addition, Imaginers will experience four nights of camping, over 100 artists, and more than five stages.

“The site is a true gem. Nestled in secluded woodlands, guests will be transported to what feels like another world, where they can relax in nature and be moved by the music.” Says founder Madeleine Goodhand.  “There is no other site quite like this one, making Imagine Festival a truly unique festival experience.” Combine the new site with the incredible lineup and world-class stages; it’s one of the season's must-see events.”

Kingston Downs is a family-owned and operated 5,000+ acre property situated on the Etowah River, conveniently located a few miles outside of Rome, GA, and 45 minutes north of metro Atlanta. The secluded retreat showcases undisturbed woodlands, open fields, nature trails, and riverfront access, making it the ideal new home for Imagine Music Festival. The location will welcome electronic headlining acts such as Excision, GRiZ, Kaskade, Air2Earth (sunset set), Ganja White Night, Gorgon City, Madeon (LIVE), Liquid Stranger, San Holo, Subtronics, and so many more.

What’s new for 2022? All 3-day festival passes now include GA tent-only camping access and Early Thursday Arrival giving you four days and four nights of GA camping for $249.00 plus fees or just $40 down with three payment installments. In addition, VIP passes include special perks such as express entry, main stage VIP club, Mermaid Lounge, VIP pool access, exclusive viewing areas, Plus VIP bars and lounges. And private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $479 for a 3-day pass plus fees or $60 down with three easy payment installments. Another VIP package includes an open bar for the entire weekend for $999.00 plus fees or $100 down with three easy payment installments. In addition, every vehicle requires a car camping or day parking pass. Prices will be increasing after May 13.

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The leading mecca dance haven, The Brooklyn Mirage has revealed its summer season plus a redesigned makeover. Welcoming a vast variety of top-tier artists and party brand takeovers, the debut weekend will premiere today, Thursday, May 5. Kicking off its opening weekend with Alesso, The Cityfox Experience: Regenerate, and the 25th-anniversary celebration of Body & Soul. The open-air musical sanctuary will re-emerge at full force with unrivaled talent. 

The reimagined and completely redone Brooklyn Mirage is stocked with a one-of-a-kind 200-foot wide video wall by a 100-foot custom-built stage roof. Attendees will be amazed by new various mezzanine and balcony levels. The new design features one of the world's largest outdoor video walls at 200 feet in length and 30 feet high. It’s displayed over 1000 LED panels at 15K ultra-wide resolution, the roughly 30 million pixels will allow for film grade visual effects. A new custom-built media server and processing technology, that will redefine show visuals. A real-time generated experience set in hyperrealistic environments, a first at this scale.

Led by the owner, and chief creative officer of Avant Gardner, Billy Bildstein. Their latest reconstruction boasts its most intricate and impressive design yet. A collaboration between Bildstein and new multi-media studio Conveyor

“The Mirage was meant to adapt and change, to appear and to disappear. Every new generation of the Mirage innovates with custom methods of building modular structures, as well as with non-traditional use of multi-media and entertainment technology available. This year we’re introducing the third generation of our Mirage concept and while it will bring a lot of improvements and upgrades, and will set new standards on many levels, we found a way to keep the soul of the last generations alive.” 

- Billy Bildstein

Now in its fifth season, the 2022 summer program is complete with world-class artists from May through October. Making their debut performance at The Brooklyn Mirage are Adam Beyer, Big Gigantic, Charlotte de Witte, Cuco, and David Guetta. Plus the leading house pioneer Dom Dolla, Duck Sauce, Marshmello, MK, Slander, SOFI TUKKER, Tiësto, and more. Welcoming a slew of internationally renowned event brands, All Day I Dream, Anjunabeats, Anjunadeep, Boiler Room, KNTXT, Drumcode, and NY’s elrow residency with two stages. In celebration of New York City Pride week, the outdoor venue will also host takeovers from Ladyfag's multi-stage Ladyland Festival with Honey Dijon and Tinashe.  This year will be jam-packed with all spectrums of dance music. 

To honor the brand new summer season, The Brooklyn Mirage will offer newly-updated and professionally curated food and beverage menus. The Fox Box food offerings will include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options at both the Fox Hole and City Parlor. Attendees can choose from a variety of sandwiches at Fox Hole. New additions will include the Wild Card, a new stand featuring a rotating menu. It will begin with Mister Melt offering uniquely-crafted grilled cheese sandwiches. A new food truck will be on the premiums, El Zorro which will provide Mexican-inspired cuisine and vegan options. Also launching, Smooth Operator features a variety of smoothies, açaí bowls, fresh press juices, and matcha. That will keep the body pumping with energy till dawn.  

A new year, a new summer, a brand new redesigned dance haven. The Brooklyn Mirage has always kept a high standard on sound and production. Each year people return plus new attendees to get the ultimate club experience offering an event festival vision. In addition to a wholly immersive music experience, upgraded hospitality. Another reason why it continues to remain at the forefront of New York City’s nightlife and entertainment. 

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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.

New York’s renowned Electric Zoo is this year’s most evolved festival yet, as they recently announced the new 3.0. The theme shows the festival joining the technology revolution dominated by Web 3.0 and innovative tech. The electronic music festival will be on Labor Day weekend, September 2-4, at Randall’s Island Park. Tickets go on sale this week. Register for pre-sale access.

The taste and trends of dance music are changing, and EZOO was determined to create their lineup to satisfy their community. Through feedback and choices in the EZOO Artist List surveys, fans asked for more house and techno, and Martin Garrixwas the number one requested artist. Did your favorite artist make it on the 2022 lineup? Many top elite names on the lineup include John Summit, Diplo, and Carl Cox. However, if you look closer, there are talented artists that fans are unaware of. Instead of being packed in the crowd at a busy stage, head over to these unexpected artists. 


REDRUM

REDRUM

She just completed her sold-out tour with Liquid Stranger. Her style of dark wub bass has been reaching a wide range of audiences. Follow the witch closely laced with tranquil vocals, hypnotic melodies, and dreamy soundscapes. I met her at the Forbidden Kingdom Festival last year, and she has an incredible personality matching her exuberant action-packed sets. 


MELI RODRIGUEZ

She is a 24-year-old producer and DJ plus a label owner from San Jose, Costa Rica. She is known for performing extremely energetic sets; she will make you dance and sweat with her techno and tech-house beats all night. She is a force to be reconded with; keep an eye on her.


EDEN PRINCE

A producer and DJ from the UK. Bringing his unique brand of energy-infused house music to EZOO. His style features giddy rhythms buttered with soulful chord progressions that glide across a wide emotional spectrum. Classic house feelings filtered through a contemporary lens.


RNÉ

A local New York house DJ. Known to mix easygoing disco vibes with deep baselines. She has performed at Schimanski, Elsewhere, Downtime, Drom, and SoHo Rooftop parties. She takes listeners on a progressive journey that keeps them on their feet.


ABRAXIS

A conceptual psytrance project formed by melodic bass powerhouse Seven Lions (Jeff Montalvo) and Washington-based psytrance duo Dimibo (Filip Pankovcin & Loch Stimpson). While their sound is firmly rooted in psytrance, the three producers incorporate various production techniques and musical genres, giving their music a unique hybrid feel.


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Festival season is officially in full swing! Some of the biggest festivals in the country are still happening and releasing their biggest lineups in history. In Las Vegas, the beloved Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) returns this summer. All music lovers will rejoice in “Under The Electric Sky” at the Motor Speedway from May 20-22. A colorful and vibrant community of more than 500,000 attendees will join together for three nights from dusk to dawn to bring the unparalleled world of EDC to life.

"Bringing together all the different genres and communities from within the dance music scene is what makes EDC so special. The music that we curate for these three days at the Speedway represents the sounds of every Insomniac event that happens throughout the year. The experience we create will always be inspired by our underground roots and in celebration of dance music culture that we all love so much. All are welcome at EDC Las Vegas." 

Pasquale Rotella, Founder, and CEO of Insomniac

The lineup announcement has been announced, and since there are too many to name and it's almost impossible to see all the names. Let’s highlight the top artists to see at EDC Vegas. The focused artists will range from all types of dance music celebrating all sounds within the community. Seeing some artists live at EDC Vegas is a completely different vibe. Here's the list of artists you should include in your personal artist schedule.


Audiofreq, Code Black & Toneshifterz Presents: 3 Blokes

Three Hardstyle legends coming together once again. Combining these forces will be iconic with their powerful sound. The energy will be even louder and more vibrant with this power trio. The Hardstyle community will be blown away during this performance.


Ben Böhmer (Live)

German composer, producer, and DJ is an exquisite deep house artist that transcends his music into a unique form. He’s the label owner of Ton Töpferei and his iconic Cercle performance. He’s known for his live sets out of this world; his act of mixing and playing live instruments is sensational.


Deborah de Luca

Hailing from Italy, the Techno princess will grace the decks. Her techno sound is raw and powerful. She has released many singles in recent months and is ready to present them all in May. It will be her debut performance which will be exciting for both fans and herself. All techno artists go all out at EDC Vegas, is the energy in the air or the crowd? We may never know.


Pretty Pink

She has been featured in Group Therapy 450. This uprising Nu-Disco and deep house artist is making a name for herself. Hailing from Germany, she has performed at multiple nightclubs and European festivals. Her sound is reaching the states is making her debut performance at the iconic festival. 


Sam Divine

Defected Records owner and house Queen is back and sharing the love and joy with her fellow house heads. For over 20 years, the label has showcased the best of house music, celebrating love and dance throughout the years. It's the first time since the label owner has been to the states in two years. This is an exciting time for her as she makes her triumphant return.


Vintage Culture b2b James Hype

Two Tech House power players are teaming up for the ultimate back-to-back performance. Both artists are making huge strides with their fast uprising and breaking through into the scene globally. Their Tech House sounds have been taken to the scene by storm with massive releases. Also, including their smash collaboration, 'You Give Me A Feeling'.


Lady Faith

Hardstyle Queen is set to make her anticipated return. With a slew of powerful and catchy singles, she is ready to take over Vegas. Her raw and hardcore sounds bring life to and energy to the decks. Her shows sell, and the crowd at her stages is completely packed with her loyal fans. She has recently released her newest single, ‘Overdose,’ and has been a huge chart climber.

Three-day GA+ and VIP tickets for the 18+ event are available for purchase. GA+ tickets are currently available for $559, and VIP tickets are available for $779. Please don’t get scared of these prices; payment plans are available online.

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EDC Vegas 2022 lineup announcement

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The beloved Defected Records announces its long-awaited North and South American tour. Already in full swing, the tour will stop at five major cities and two shows in Brazil Sam Devine has been waiting for this tour for a while now, she always had a blast performing in some of her all-time favorite cities. Bringing a host of A-List artists for the tour, including A-Trak, Floorplan, John Summit, Catz ‘N Dogz, Ferreck Dawn, Eats Everything, Sam Divine, and more. This season will be the first time the London-based music company has hosted shows in the States since 2019 and in Brazil for over a decade. 

The label then stops at Miami Music Week to throw an epic pool party during the festival at the stunning Island Gardens. Defected will take over the renowned Avant Gardner in Brooklyn. Closing out the US tour, Defected’s final stop is The Concourse Project in Austin, a mammoth space with world-class production capabilities.

Defected’s growing fanbase in South America demonstrates the fully global appetite for the label and clubbing brand. Heading to Brazil’s biggest city for the first night, Defected will take over Sāo Paolo’s ARCA. The following night Defected heads to Green Valley in Camboriú. Green Valley has been an unmatched success story in the Brazilian electronic scene.

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Defected Records Tour:

3/24 - Island Gardens, MMW, FL

3/25 - Avant Gardner, Brooklyn, NY

3/28 - The Concourse Project, Austin, TX

4/01 - Arca, São Paulo, Brazil

4/02 - Green Valley, Balneário Camboriú, Brazil

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