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Desert Hearts has announced the new location of the infamous and famed house and techno festival to a home at Playa Ponderosa in Flagstaff, Arizona. It takes place July 4-8 with a new partnership with the celebrated Phoenix-based event outfit, Walters Producers. Returning to its roots, Desert Hearts Festival will rekindle the magic and freedom felt at its earlier Southern California at the remarkable private property located in the natural splendor of Coconino National Forest.

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Croatia’s most authentic underground house and techno festival, Sonus has announced the dates and lineup for its return to its idyllic home of Zrce Beach on August 18 - 22 for its eleventh edition. Sonus Festival offers an escapist mix of adventure travel and music for the ultimate destination holiday experience. Inviting the top industry-leading artists and a mix of new underground stars, plus sublime local talent. Bringing their best to beachfront stages with world-class sound systems. 

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The premiere event company Do LaB has announced the music lineup for the most original and dynamic festival, Lightning in a Bottle. Taking place at Buena Vista Lake in Southern California during Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-27, 2024. The festival provides a diversity of art installations, immersive environments, and sceneries. Each year the festival presents the most stellar and vibrant display of lights and lasers, plus imaginative decorations. Inviting top-tier music curation from DJs, bands, and singers. 

The 2024 edition is all about the origin and meaning of a music festival, and having as much fun as possible. It's a festival defined as both a transformational wonderland and a wild party where everyone can be free to express themselves in any form. Making this festival more than just music and arts in an experience of discovering new paths within the person. 

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America’s longest electronic music festival, home to house music and techno, Movement Detroit has announced a teaser 2024 lineup. Only a few artists appear on the teaser lineup however it’s loaded with the top and most popular techno artists in the scene. Techno and House Music artists will return to Movement Detroit and techno debuts. Movement Detroit presented by Paxahau will take place at the one and only Hart Plaza in the center of Detroit on May 25 - 27, 2024.

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California’s biggest festival voted the best dressed fashionable festival and rated one of the top most expensive destinations, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Taking place in Indio, California, at the Empire Polo Club, the two-weekend, camping festival has announced its most world-renowned artists from dance music, and techno, to hip-hop, pop, and rock. Coachella will take the multi-cultural, dynamic festival from April 12 - 14, 2024 for weekend one, and April 19 - 21, 2024 for weekend two. Coachella is filled with art installations, rides, food, culture, and music. Coachella is known for turning celebrities into attendees and making a crowd-favorite Instagram hotspot for the fabulous photos at the Rainbow Tower. Coachella is presented by AEG along with side stages, and art installations from Do LaB, HANNAH, Morag Myerscough, Nebbia, Robert Rose, and Raices Cultura.

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It’s time to round out the year with the hottest dance music releases of 2023. Heavy hitters that belong to top music producers and DJs in today’s scene. This edition of FRESH OFF THE BEAT takes an in-depth look at each track from the artist's point of view. Consisting of this edition with upcoming talent who are rapidly growing and making the transition from underground to mainstream. The final editions of FRESH OFF THE BEAT will be released rapidly as artists bang out their final new tracks before the New Year.


Steve Lawler - ‘The More I Love You’ featuring Aquarius Heaven

He is taking it back to the old school with a sexy house riff. The British producer and DJ and label owner Steve Lawler releases his new single ‘The More I Love You’ featuring Aquarius Heaven, out now via Dirtybird Records. Making his Dirtybird debut Lawler got his inspiration from the Pezzner and Aquarius Heaven’s 2018 collaboration ‘We Are Not Who We Are’ on Get Physica by working with Aquarius to re-record a fresh new original vocal for this release. The track is of rhythm that screams the style of Lawler, adding the rich Dirtybird percussion. Lawler breaks all the rules in music and crafts a hypnotic melody to the vocals.

My creative side in the studio means I always purposefully write something that isn’t really out there, the complete opposite to copying music that’s trendy. I follow my own path, meaning the branded camps of the world can’t fit me into any genre, but I have to be authentic in everything I do or I simply don’t want to do it, a rebel through and through. My integrity is not for sale. This track is for the rebels out there.” – Steve Lawler


Sgt Slick - Just Keep Walking (SYNCIA & Soul Central Remix)

This remix showcases vibrant drum percussion with a dark texture of elements of their sound style. The Original mix, which first started as a bootleg now has the official stamp of approval from the iconic Australian band eventually earning a full release on the renowned Neon Records. With its sleek and modern production, it received a massive response when it first played at the annual IMS Conference in Ibiza this summer and premiered on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show. This collaboration between Soul Central and Syncia comes from two sides of the dance music spectrum to create this masterpiece signal which will be an instant chart-topper. Perfectly capturing the original mix, promising to ignite the dancefloors with its raw and powerful energy. It showcases the collaboration of two powerful musical forces with distinct styles. Out on a strictly limited promo only, this will become a surefire weapon for DJs across the globe.


Haywyre - “White Lie” [Monstercat]

After two years, Martin Vogt better known as Haywyre returns with his first release and delivers his latest Monstercat single White Lie’. The new release is fueled by the popular electronic imprint boasting deep-cut lyrics and striking vocals demonstrating the craft of art. He is making this an ultimate comeback to the electronic scene with this killer release. The driving melody leads to an emotional breakdown of every chord. It features Hawywyre’s diverse production fusing a blend of piano, bass, and clever vocals with a monumental return to Monstercat.  

On the new release, Haywyre shares, “I'm proud to finally get my first track in two years into the world. Especially one like 'White Lie’, which I feel shows a glimpse into where the Haywyre project is going."


HILOMATIK - ‘Waking Life (A New Dawn) (feat. Michael Ekow)’ [HI-LO]

In less than one year, HILOMATIK has developed a reputation for being one of the most exciting labels in dance music. Launched in January 2023 by label founder and producer/DJ/tastemaker extraordinaire HI-LO, the label's output has included high-powered releases such as ‘RIDE OR DIE’ (w/ Eli Brown), ‘Bonzai,’ ‘Brazil,’ ‘Arpeggio’ (w/ Space 92), ‘Pura Vida EP’ (the debut release on HILOMATIK which also received a standout remix from Wehbba). HILOMATIK releases consistently reach the top of the Beatport Techno Charts and find their way into the sets of the world's finest DJs, including Adam Beyer, Solomun, Carl Cox, Tiësto, John Summit, Joris Voorn, David Guetta, Eli Brown, and Patrick Topping to name a few. HI-LO’s latest release, ‘Waking Life (A New Dawn) (feat. Michael Ekow)’ bridges the gap between UK garage and techno. UK rapper Michael Ekow cements the release, spitting lyrics around an intense instrumental. It’s a track with its heart in the darkest of clubs but with broad appeal. 

HI-LO describes the track's origin: ‘This resulted in the instrumental track I named ‘Waking Life UK FM Bass Raw Techno Vibe.’ When I returned home again, I developed the track a bit more, and I sent it to my publisher in the Netherlands and told her I could see a British rapper on this track. She then ran into the singer/rapper Michael Ekow at a bar in Amsterdam through a mutual friend, and when she heard his voice/accent, she immediately thought of my track, so she sent it to him. Then Michael wrote some lyrics around that ‘waking life’ working title and recorded some really dope vocals that worked very well over the track, and the rest is history :)’


Ellis Moss - ‘Calling’ [Expert’s Only]

He is one of the fastest-rising stars in electronic music of today’s era, Ellis Moss makes his debut release on John Summit’s Expert’s Only imprint for his powerhouse banger  ‘Calling.’. Moss established himself as a sought-after producer by captivating house music heavyweights to play his 2021 single ‘The Shake’. He earned huge support from industry pioneers  Danny Howard, Mark Knight, and Gorgon City. The catchy banger sets the perfect environment for all dance floors, pumping up the crowd with a vibrant and energetic beat and bassline. Filled with rich magnetic and clever lyrics making it’s true home to one of the most popular and widely successful house music labels today. 


Kitty Amor - “Solitude” [Mahaba Music]

Pioneer of Afro House, tastemaker, and trailblazing DJ and producer, Kitty Amor launches her imprint Mahaba Music as part of the Defected family of labels. She debuts with her own production ‘Solitude’ which has been getting extreme plays and positive feedback since the recent release. Kitty Amor takes the reigns to demonstrate the sonic intentions of the label. To express the global influences of an ever-growing sound within electronic music through Mahaba Music, the newly founded imprint will continue Kitty’s journey of advancing the Afro-House sound in the UK and Europe while profiling both upcoming and established artists from across the globe. An established broadcaster and club DJ, Kitty’s monthly Rinse FM show will showcase Mahaba’s sound on global airwaves on the first Sunday of every month on her newly extended two-hour show.

The release is apt with Afro-house melody blending with striking deep-cut-chords emotional lyrics and velvet vocals. It’s an instant show-amper as it captivates and unites the world with every rhythm. ‘Solitude’ is available on Mahaba Music. 

“I am excited to create a musical space for myself and upcoming artists to showcase our sound. As a passionate tastemaker, Mahaba is an outlet to express the global influences of an ever-growing sound in electronic music without feeling boxed in. Spreading the message of love and care, Mahaba is a label that desires to sonically connect the world.” – Kitty Amor


Lilly Palmer - ‘My Fantasy’

The widely popular techno star ignites the dance charts and dancefloors with her latest release ‘My Fantasy’. It’s further proof that this techno star is a rare dual talent both on stage and together with her husband Egbert in the studio. Having begun her musical journey in Zurich, she has now gone on to become one of the most exciting names in techno today. The unstoppable Lilly Palmer has gained mainstage status by performing magnetic sets at Tomorrowland to wild underground techno bunkers performances by developing a distinctive and unique sound.

Heavily devoted to developing her unique sound, Lilly puts down countless hours in the studio, the product of which can be seen in her chart-topping discography. Her latest release explodes with a range of techno elements that carry an upbeat, high-energy tempo. It develops into a contagious tune with her original vocals as the backdrop. Techno is the world’s most popular genre of all stages and clubs ‘My Fantasy’ becomes an instant banger.

Coming with an exclusive music video for ‘My Fantasy’, this softer approach to techno follows up her biggest hit to date, ‘We Control’. In speaking about the video Lilly reveals:

"I often take inspiration from TikTok and had seen some videos there of women wearing AI-generated armour on the beach. I found it very cool and thought, let's do it without AI, so I bought the right outfit and went to the beach in the evening. The cold almost killed me, but the result was worth it. The hype around the song has a lot to do with the vocals and the video. It stimulates the imagination, and that's a good thing, right?"


Bushwacka! - ‘Sunday School’ [Classic Music Company]

The celebrated British DJ and tastemaker, Bushwacka! delivers an exciting and classic vibe track entitled ‘Sunday School’. As a resident DJ at the seminal London club The End, and one of the original members of the Rat Pack rave outfit, Bushwacka!’s impact on the underground scene of the 90s is undeniable. With pioneering sets spanning everything from acid to tech to breaks, it’s only fitting that an artist of such high caliber would eventually end up on Luke Solomon’s artistic imprint. In recent years, Bushwacka! has continued to establish himself as an artist at the front of the genre, releasing music with fellow legends Michel de Hey, Archie Hamilton, Darius Syrossian, and Carl Cox, as well as an original EP on pioneering NYC label Nu Groove. Now on Classic, ‘Sunday School’ features uplifting spoken word samples over an energetic bass and distinct four-on-the-floor pattern, demonstrating the work of an industry expert in full swing.


ARTBAT - 'Remember' [UPPERGROUND]

Prepare for an unforgettable odyssey as the unstoppable duo ARTBAT, hailing from Kyiv, unveils their long-awaited sonic marvel, "Remember," on their now influential imprint, UPPERGROUND. Has made an impact in the dance music industry by releasing captivating and moving records and remixes, generating a high status in the scene as one of the most elite duos in today’s era. Meanwhile, their UPPERGROUND label has swiftly risen to prominence, acting as a beacon for visionary artists within the electronic music sphere. The signature sound of ARTBAT transcends listeners on a global scale, with their tracks finding homes in high-profile fashion campaigns with brands like Emporio Armani and Grand Seiko. "Remember" is one of the duo’s most eagerly awaited releases, having played this for the last 2 years, the track encapsulates the quintessential ARTBAT experience. It creates a magnetic and emotional energy with a euphoric and uplifting melody that hypnotizes the listener to every rhythm and beat. It's fueled by a forceful bassline that carries a dancefloor journey from past to present. ARTBAT continues to expand the landscape of electronic music with "Remember" as it showcases their unwavering commitment to creating beautiful and thought-provoking sounds, defying expectations, and captivating the hearts and souls of listeners around the globe.


Silver Panda and Sevenn - ‘Welcome The Night’

The innovative house duo Silver Panda and melodic producer Stenn are joining forces for a groundbreaking release on Experts Only imprint, John Summit’s label. Representing the Los Angeles club scene, Silver Panda, an artist duo, who are known for their powerful club tracks are reaching new levels with their new release. Sevenn rapidly gained worldwide recognition for smash hits and for collaborating with heavy DJs and producers such as Tiësto and Gucci Maine. Together, they release “Welcome The Night,”  a twisted heater featuring dark, choral vocals interspersed with acidic synths and a deep, rolling bass, perfectly capturing the expansive yet underground sound we have come to expect from Summit’s label.


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After a successful launch of bringing back the old-school club scene, New York legend Danny Tenaglia is bringing back his STAX imprint this November along with techno titan Dubfire. Presented by the elite party brand, Ornate Project which held the first STAX imprint. The second edition of STAX will be held at Brooklyn’s premiere dance venue Avant Gardner on Thanksgiving weekend Saturday, November 25, for a bigger impact of sound and engineering.

STAX is a vision by the house music icon to bring back the vibes from his early nights performing at Manhattan nightclubs from Vinyl/Arc, Tunnel, and Twilo. They were among New York City nightclubs' most influential open-to-close residencies. Danny Tenagila would spin marathon sets from the beginning of the night to play until noon the next day. Blasting every unforgettable and memorable DJ set through legendary sound systems, it features its own ten-speaker STAX sound system from Club Vinyl and District 36 NYC. It was designed by Gary Stewart, giving attendees and dancers an opportunity to travel in time to relive those memorial nights.

Avant Gardner Great Hall
Avant Gardner

With a new club generation of nightclubs and ravers, Danny Tenaglia vows to bring his vision to life at Avant Gardner. The dance space is home to one of the largest dance clubs in the United States. A one-of-a-kind gem, the 80,000-square-foot venue is home to The Brooklyn Mirage, The Great Hall, and The Kings Hall.  Prominently boasting a state-of-the-art KV2 sound system, a 200-foot video wall, mesmerizing laser displays, and pyrotechnic capabilities, the multifaceted indoor and outdoor events space was nominated for ‘Best Club’ in the 2019 International Dance Music Awards. Having hosted everything from live music to EDM, underground house, and techno, the venue has become the crown jewel for New York nightlife aficionados. The venue has brought a slew of acts like Above & Beyond, Black Coffee, Carl Cox, John Summit, elrow, Pretty Lights, Tycho, and many more. On November 25, Danny Tenagila will take over the main hall at Avant Garnder for the ultimate sound-bending system.

STAX is presented by The Ornate Project which launched in 2017 as a platform for music, art, and design. It focuses on forward-thinking music events almost seven years later, The Ornate Project continues to push boundaries by delivering an immersive experience from both sides of the DJ booth. Also, providing stunning visual arts, and uniquely designed venue settings. Plus showcasing a slew of emerging and heavyweight selectors in dance music, such as Lee Burridge, Coyu, and Darius Syrossian, plus collaborating with other party brands such as Do Not Sit, ReSolute, and Detroit's Crew Love. The Ornate Project continues to be one of the leading party imprints in New York City nightlife. 

STAX enters a new chapter at a new location, with Danny Tenagila's personal equipment and music collection, combining Avant Gardner sound engineering will transport dancers to another dimension. 

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Sven Väth is one of the top leaders of Techno, helmed as Papa Techno, and is making his return to New York City with his infamous label Cocoon for a showcase event. Taking place on Thanksgiving week, Wednesday, November 22, 2023. Presented by New York’s pristine party brand, The Ornate Project at The Brooklyn Monarch for a night of pure techno.

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Cocoon NYC will showcase artists from the prominent techno label. Such as emerging artists, and rising talent representing Cocoon. The lineup will feature Israel-bred and NY-based, Shahar who is one of the biggest names in underground techno. Plus, Berlin-based award-winning producer and DJ, Emanuel Satie. His music is released on labels such as Cocoon, Crosstown Rebels, Rebirth, and more.

Sven Väth made his mark as a legend in his own lifetime with a passion for the evolution of electronic music. The unique Techno artist delivers stunning performances and DJ sets. Plus launching one of the top Techno labels in the nation. Sven Väth is a risk-taking visionary, an instigator, an innovator, and very possibly invincible. He performed at festivals around the world, along with being held as an extraordinary residency at the biggest clubs in the world plus Cocoon Ibiza at Amnesia.

Cocoon NYC is presented by The Ornate Project which is one of the most forward-thinking party brands in the New York City area. It launched in 2017 as a platform for music, art, and design. It continues to push boundaries by delivering an immersive experience from both sides of the DJ booth. Also, providing stunning visual arts, and uniquely designed venue settings. The Ornate Project continues to be one of the leading party imprints in New York City nightlife.

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The New Year is approaching fast, and the parties are taking over New York City. The best of house music and techno artists adventuring to the Big Apple to perform. The premiere underground party brand Teksupport revealed its full lineup for New Year’s weekend. It features the hottest acts of today’s dance music charts plus techno legends and local households for a series of seven shows across three venues in Brooklyn. The NYE marathon begins on Thursday, December 28 through New Year's Day, January 1, 2024.

Teksupport ArtsDistrict Brooklyn
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On the opening night of the New Year’s marathon on December 28 is a five-hour set from Chicago native John Summit joined by Israeli rising star Mita Gami at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The seven-time Grammy nominee Bonobo will perform his renowned DJ set, the event continues on December 29 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard with multi-label techno boss Maceo Plex back-to-back with the New York native Avision. Plus,  Life and Death label head DJ Tennis back-to-back with Swiss powerhouse Jimi Jules, and complete the night with the final back-to-back performance from Miami-based rising star Miluhska and Brooklyn-based DJ and producer Tony y Not.

Teksupport’s NYE marathon week continues on December 30, with the legendary Damian Lazarus the Day Zero founder and Crosstown Rebels label boss at the ArtsDistrict. This will be one of Teksupport’s most impressive lineups in history, for New Year’s Eve, December 31, with Drumcode Records founder Adam Beyer, Berlin-based duo Mind Against, Trick label boss Patrick Topping, Italian techno pioneer Ilario Alicante, and rising star HoneyLuv. For the finale on New Year’s Day, January 1, New York native Victor Calderone will perform at Sony Hall plus a special six-hour set from Bronx-born The Martinez Brothers at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. At night Innervisions icon Âme will perform at a Brooklyn warehouse, more details will surface soon and more supporting artists will be announced.

Since 2010, Rob Toma, the founder of Teksupport, has spent the last decade as a leading force in the underground electronic music landscape. Teksupport has spent over a decade redefining the traditional New York City nightlife. Hosting top house music and techno acts plus collaborating with infamous events such as Time Warp, Circoloco, and HOLO. Through its cutting-edge production, forward-thinking musical curation, and never-before-used locales Teksupport is one of the top leaders in New York City nightlife The majority of the shows usually end up being sold out act fast to sign up for ticket access and details. 

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When tragedy strikes people and communities rise and come together, our dance music community was attacked at the psytrance festival Supernova. Shortly after the horrific attacks at the Supernova International Music Festival. A band of Israeli producers, DJs, music professionals, and promoters quickly launched a fundraising organization called Electronic Music Community (EMC). The DJs and producers at EMC released a 50+ track compilation with all proceeds going to aid survivors and families of the devastating October 7 attack.


The compilation features a diverse range of different types of dance music from trance to techno and melodic house music to EDM. From all generations of electronic music, the contributions to the compilation include Red Axes, Astrix, Infected Mushroom, Shpongle, Vini Vici, Kino Todo, Magit Cacoon, and more. The compilation album is only available to purchase on the EMC website and all proceeds and donations go to victims and survivors of the tragedy. The compilation is a body of work filled with emotions and painful wounds from the terror attack which people still banning together standing strong in all support for Israel.

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Supernova hosted dancers, artists, and crew from seventeen different countries. The festival was its second day when Hamas terrorists targeted the festival and without any warning attendees and artists at the psytrance festival were slaughtered, killed, kidnapped taken as hostages. It’s been over thirty days since the attack and the mission is to bring everyone back. Although EMC comprises Israeli artists and music industry professionals, the organization does NOT have a political agenda or affiliation. The goal of the initiative is to help raise awareness and support for the hostages in Gaza, which include babies, children, whole families, and many Supernova festival-goers, and support the rehabilitation of survivors of the attack at Supernova. Electronic Music Community is committed to using the power of music to raise funds and awareness in support of the survivors and the families affected by the attack. EMC is working with the official representatives of the families of the hostages and the Tel Aviv Foundation to ensure that funds will be allocated to directly support the safe return and rehabilitation of the hostages, and the families affected by the attack.

Just over thirty days after the attack, the Supernova community has already established a rehabilitation compound in a sensitive location for the survivors including wellness activities (yoga, meditation, community activities, visiting artists, et al.), with a team of trauma specialists and harm-prevention experts. It is completely free of charge to those in need, and Nova is committed to leaving no one behind. Statement from the Tribe of Nova, the organizers of the music festival targeted on October 7:

“We understand that of course our role as a tribe and as a community has intensified x1000, but the essence and reason for our existence have not changed that much. We will continue to dance, to consecrate music, to spread light and love, to embody the pure light in the midst of all the darkness, and to march proudly and determinedly and with total dedication towards justice. We continue to work non-stop so that the good will always prevail and the light will always win. So it was and so it will be forever.”

Once I first found out about the attacks on Israel on October 7 and at the Supernova Festival it was extremely devastating to me. In 2022, I went on the Birthright journey to Israel. I experienced the magnificent country and embraced more of the Jewish religion and culture. During my travels, I embraced the true meaning of being a Jewish person on this planet and embracing every person who is Jewish my brother and sister. After listening to both volumes of the compilation it was extremely moving and brought more hope that the people held hostage would come back home safely. The global community can support this initiative by buying the compilation on Bandcamp, donating to EMC through Giveback, or purchasing a T-shirt through EMC’s site. Since the recovery process will be very long, plans are in the works to produce a forthcoming volume of the #BringThemBack compilation which will feature additional artists from around the world.

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