Little Girl Pushes the Button at All Ages Above & Beyond Show

Filed by Kristina ClearKristina Clear

Little Girl Pushes the Button at All Ages Above & Beyond ShowAbove & Beyond have become widely known for creating beautiful moments during their performances around the globe. Anyone who has ever attended one their shows has definitely seen tears from at least one person around them. Heck, I have cried at more than half the shows I’ve attended. However, the most anticipated moment the trio’s set is when a fan gets to push play on the decks. It is easily every Above & Beyond fan’s dream.

It’s a testament to the power the music itself that Above & Beyond’s “” moment has grown into somewhat a rite passage for the group’s fans. Fans come with intricate, hand-painted signs and flags, and make the crazy dedicated trek from the back the crowd to the front the stage, in hopes being handpicked to come on stage and drop the beat in front tens thousands their fellow crowd. It’s an empowering moment for the fan.

At their show at the Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington, VT, A&B chose the cutest little girl to push play on ‘Blue Sky Action‘ at an all-ages show. She seems so cute and excited, it’s impossible not to smile while watching the video.

How cute! Introduce your kids to the good tunes young, folks. They’ll thank you later.


Watch DJ Marky Live From #DJMagHQ, This Friday

Filed by Kristina ClearKristina Clear

Every Friday, we invite some of the world’s best DJs to our London offices for a #DJMAGHQ live stream to our Facebook and Youtube pages.

This week, we are delighted to welcome drum & bass don DJ Marky!

Be sure to tune-in between 16:00–17:30 (GMT) at djmag.com/hq, the DJ Mag Facebook Page, or the DJ Mag YouTube Channel.


Illenium Announces His Headline Show At Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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Illenium Announces His Headline Show At Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Nick Miller is not just any melodic bass producer. He is Illenium, the San Francisco native — and most talked about EDM artist in Denver — that took our nation by storm with his production and content quality. Selling out shows all across the country, Illenium prolifically outpours captivating remixes and haunting, yet feel good originals that have assembled him a following devoted fans that have watched him rise through the rankings the electronic dance music community since his humble beginnings in 2008.

This August, Illenium is bringing his full live show to the infamous Red Rocks Amphitheatre in his now native Colorado where your most beloved new star will once again strike emotional highs and lows into your hearts with his aural arrangements. Illenium is adept at varying in styles music and always maintains beauty and complexity that leave his listeners awestruck with his live performances. Whether it’s heavy dubstep to intricate and melodic glitch hop, intertwined with emotional and melodic originals, his productions are stunning and one a kind as he utilizes his own voice, keyboard, and drum pad — all brought together by pyrotechnics and cutting edge lasers and visuals. If you caught his Tour at all last year, you’ll know that this show plus this amazing backdrop a theater will be nothing short amazing. And for those who haven’t, get ready to be captivated.

He fuels his sounds with his own blend intricate melodies and powerful rhythms into electronic dance music, which makes him one the most truly innovative acts the EDM world. Pre-sale date is Feb 14th at 10am MST with pre-sale code ‘allthefeels’. General on sale to the public is Feb 16th at 10am MST. You can grab your tickets .

Illenium Announces His Headline Show At Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Photo: APIS Photography


Kylie Minogue is playing Berghain in March

Filed by Elsa MajewskiElsa Majewski

Stop press! Stop everything! Kylie Minogue is playing Berghain on March 20th! 

The Australian pop star will play on the Tuesday night as part of a five date tour in support of her new album ‘Golden’. According to her website, these gigs will offer fans the chance to see her perform in a more “intimate” setting. Other dates on the tour include performances at London’s Cafe de Paris on March 13th and Manchester’s Gorilla on the 14th. 

This is not a drill folks, this will be the best fun anyone has ever had and do not for a second act as if it will not be. Tickets go on sale February 15th at 10am CET. 

‘Golden’, Minogue’s 14th studio album, is out April 6th.  


Diplo, Mø and GoldLink perform on The Tonight Show: WATCH

Filed by Kristina ClearKristina Clear

Diplo, Mø and GoldLink have performed live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week, and we’ve got the footage. 

The ‘Get It Right’ remix (which adds a verse by GoldLink to the original) was delivered during the 6th February broadcast. In addition to the song, there’s a choreographed dance routine to relish in, boasting ridiculous moves as featured in the track’s official video

The Tonight Show is the world’s longest-running talk show, starting back in 1954, and has aired more than 12,000 episodes to date. Although ratings have been in decline (losing 21% of its audience in the year to November 2017) it remains a huge platform for anyone who appears on its storied stage, even if they collectively claim serious star status, as is the case here.

Mø’s previous has earned her award wins and nominations from America to the UK, not least for the single ‘Lean On’ with Major Lazer and DJ Snake, which holds the title of YouTube’s most watched dance video of all time (clocking up more than 2billion views by October last year). Meanwhile, GoldLink’s debut album, ‘Crew’, catapulted him to mainstream fame Stateside, gaining a Grammy nod in the process. He also featured on ‘99.9%’, the inaugural long-player from Kaytranada which bagged DJ Mag’s Best of North America Best Album gong last summer. 

Here’s the clip, anyway. 


This nostalgic new synth is inspired by the music of Blade Runner

Filed by Ellamae AlewineEllamae Alewine

If you’re an admirer the dramatic synth harmonies from electronic music masterminds such as Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis and Tangerine Dream, this nimble new analogue synth will prove to be a sonic treat. Unveiled this year from the mysterious Black Corporation, the compact ‘Deckard’s Dream’ effortlessly reproduces the warm, glossy analogue sounds that both sci-fi and synth enthusiasts have come to know and love.

Debuting at California’s annual NAMM Show, the Deckard’s Dream, affectionately named after Rick Deckard Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi epic Blade Runner, derives much it’s DNA from the classic Yamaha CS-80, a synth used religiously in the eighties by icons such as David Bowie, Gary Numan and Brian Eno. The synth fers polyphony up to 8 voices, with waveform shaping parameters to help you find your desired tone. In addition, the instrument also fers a variety stware compatibility options, such as MIDI out, USB and a VST/AU editor. Finally, for the most dedicated synthesists, a DIY kit is available for the synth, allowing the user to get among the guts the machine.

With such a small instrument emulating some the fattest sounds from the late 70’s early 80’s, it’s safe to say that analogue enthusiasts are in for a blast. Watch the NAMM demo for the Deckard’s Dream below.


Murphy Cooper Releases His New Innovative 'Wild Particles' EP

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Murphy Cooper Releases His New Innovative 'Wild Particles' EP

Murphy Cooper – Wild Particles EP

Murphy Cooper has an underground sound that is in need some large-scale limelight. His steady string releases all feature his iconic textures and chord progressions paired with thunderous techno percussions. His latest release is the Wild Particles EP which boasts three different cinematic movements, each representing three different moods.

Wild Particles I‘ is a lush soundscape that comes alive with clever uses ambiance. As the track builds, large blasting synths begin to build behind the pads and atmospheres. When the beat finally kicks into full effect, the wall sound stands in stark contrast to the track’s peaceful intro.

Wild Particles II‘ has that same style atmospheres as the first but draws upon different emotional states. The laid-back percussions in this track conjure more dark and somber images.

The final track the EP, ‘Wild Particles III,’ is almost entirely soundscapes. A constant shifting sonic environment slow-moving drones and melodies. It is a perfect culmination an end to this work art. Check out the stream below.

Murphy Cooper – Wild Particles EP


Dimensions Festival confirms Kraftwerk, Moodymann, Jon Hopkins, more

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Dimensions Festival has confirmed Kraftwerk, Moodymann, Jon Hopkins, Lena Willikens, Amp Fiddler, Helena Hauff, and Nina Kraviz amongst the headliners at this year’s event, which runs 29th August-2nd September at Fort Punta Christo, Croatia. 

Other notables include DJ Mag February cover star, Hunee, Bonobo, Detroit In Effect, DJ Stingray, James Holden and the Animal Spirits, techno originators Underground Resistance doing Depth Charge, a complete Hessle Audio team (Ben UFO, Pangaea, Pearson Sound), Craig Richards, DMX Krew, Nicolas Lutz, Paula Temple, Sonja Moonear, dBridge, Alexander Nut, Palms Trax, and Bjarki. 

The list could go on. Bambooman, Timedance boss Batu, UK techno heroes Billy Nasty and Mark Turner, Yorkshire’s highly respected charity club night Cosmic Slop, rising Manchester hip hop stars Children of Zeus, Skee Mask of Ilian Tape (the imprint behind one of our top tracks of 2017), Discwoman rebels Umfang and Volvox, Copenhagen’s techno champion, Anastasia Kristensen, The Bug, Courtesy, Jon K, Red Greg, Peanut Butter Wolf, and Petar Dundov will also be involved. 

The party starts with the Opening Concert on 29th August, which will see 2018 Grammy Award-winners, Kraftwerk, Moodymann, Nubya Garcia, Josey Rebelle, and Debora Ipekel play in a 2,000 year old Roman amphitheatre. The main festival then runs until 2nd September at its usual iconic home, an abandoned fortress, where the gamut between downtempo and full-throttle rave will be represented, with sets from several members of the growing Dimensions DJ Directory, established last year help break fresh talent. Add to all that time on the beach, boat parties, and tickets starting from £100, and you should already be heading for the official website

Dimensions Festival confirms Kraftwerk, Moodymann, Jon Hopkins, more


Drake - God's Plan (Thoreau Rework)

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Drake – God’s Plan (Thoreau Rework)

Drake’s single, ‘Gods Plan’, has been taking the hip-hop scene by storm over the past month or more. Drake’s sultry flow makes for an easy listen, and so it’s no wonder that it caught the attention an up-and-coming producer known as Thoreau.

Thoreau decided to rework this track with his own vocals over the top a blasting future-bass production. Drake’s original laid back and swinging R&B beat is replaced with pounding percussions and large scale synthesizer chords. This new perspective on Drake’s viral hit is a breath fresh air. The vocal chops pair perfectly with the main hook the track, and the reworking the vocals gives just enough a focal point during the breakdowns to keep a listener’s attention.

Drake – God’s Plan (Thoreau Rework):


Ultra Miami releases archive 1999 footage: WATCH

Filed by Jenette DanieleJenette Daniele

Ultra Miami has released archive footage from the first ever edition of the event, which was held back in 1999. 

It was a year when the Euro arrived as currency, NATO began airstrikes against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, ‘Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace’ hit cinemas, and, Stateside, electronic music remained the freakish pursuit of a rare few heathens, a far cry from the multi-million dollar, headliner-packed industry it has become.

Hence the Ultra Beach Music Festival 1999 having plenty of UK on its line-up. Seminal trance imprint Platipus held a showcase featuring Terra Ferma, P.O.B. and Art of Trance. Prog-breaks maestros Hybrid were there, as were the likes of then-BBC Radio 1 resident Seb Fontaine, Graham Gold, Danny Rampling, and liquid d’n’b pioneer LTJ Bukem. 

The US was still well represented, mind. Josh Wink, Rabbit In The Moon, AK1200 (America’s first junglist), Sandra Collins, Icey, and Miami’s own George Acosta were all on the list. Now, as Ultra Miami preps for its huge “expect the unexpected” 20th anniversary instalment, which takes place from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th March 2018, the crew have put together a documentary, with the first episode rewinding to that inaugural party, referencing a then-emergent American rave culture, and revealing how significant this session was. 

In the true spirit of 90s clubbing, then, enough babble, let’s get to it. And when you’re done below check the full details for this year’s Ultra Miami here.  

Ultra Miami releases archive 1999 footage: WATCH


Photos: Laneway Festival @ Sydney College of the Arts

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In our second and final injection in our Laneway Festival recap, we hit our hometown Sydney.

Once again, Laneway made the Sydney College the Arts it’s home, and it certainly delivered. Some standouts from the day: Billie Eilish, POND, Loyle Carner and Mac Demarco.

Check out our photos below, courtesy James Simpson. See you all there next year! Photos: Laneway Festival @ Sydney College  the Arts

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i_o Premieres Exclusive Mix on NEST HQ

Filed by Judi PeartJudi Peart

The name i_o has been catching fire over the past twelve months. Originally catching the attention Deadmau5 with his debut release on the Mau5trap imprint, the momentum continued with a follow-up collaboration with none other than . Always one to have an eclectic taste in electronic music, his hour-long mix on the NEST HQ touches on a bit everything. 

He kicks f the mix with a string his own i_o IDs, and the rest the mix hosts the likes UMEK, Chris Lake, No Mana, and Sander Van Doorn. The wide range influences comes together in a seamless hour music, all meant to represent just exactly who i_o is. Judging by how 2017 went for him, 2018 is going to be one hell a year. You can take a listen to the mix on Soundcloud below.