Parklife Festival 2018 confirms Carl Cox, Andy C, Nina Kraviz, Adam Beyer, more

Filed by Bunny RobertiBunny Roberti

Parklife Festival 2018 has confirmed Carl Cox, Andy C, Nina Kraviz, Adam Beyer, and an enormous list of other names for this year’s spectacular, which takes place in Europe’s largest municipal green space— Heaton Park, Manchester— on 9th and 10th June. 

Topping the bill will be electronica stars The XX, who began an ongoing short film project back in November, outspoken local indie legend Liam Gallagher (who’s never heard of Carl Cox), grime kingpins Skepta and Giggs, hip hop rockers N.E.R.D, and rapper A$AP Rocky.

Other live offerings include Lorde, Bonobo, Mercury Prize 2017 nominees, Sampha, rapidly rising northern diva, IAMDDB, and the genre-busting urban collective, LEVELZ, who we invited to our DJ Mag Bunker Live at Nozstock last summer

On top of the house and techno names mentioned earlier, four-four highlights are bound to include Eric Prydz, Jamie Jones b2b Seth Troxler b2b The Martinez Brothers, Kink, The Black Madonna, Jackmaster, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Honey Dijon, Shanti Celeste, Soul II Soul, Peggy Gou, Mall Grab, and Young Marco. 

Elsewhere, heavyweight drum ‘n’ bass comes from Goldie, Shy FX, Hype & Hazard, Friction, and Randall, amongst others. Meanwhile, crews such as Now Wave, who are about to open a venue in central Manchester, Zutekh, Jika Jika, Set One Twenty, Junction 13, The Beehive Club, and Channel One will also be representing. Last year, 75,000 people attended each day; the event’s biggest edition to date.

 

Parklife Festival 2018 confirms Carl Cox, Andy C, Nina Kraviz, Adam Beyer, more


Playlist: Godlands serves us a heavy bass hit ahead of her new single

Filed by Antonio AlbertyAntonio Alberty

Be it her high energy sets or her steeze, Godlands has certainly left a mark on the Australian music scene since entering it.

The Adelaide born artist has been on the rise for a hot minute now, sharing her own unique blend future bass-meets-trap-meets pure energy, a sound that turned heads on singles such as ‘‘ and in 2017.

On the eve her new single ‘Everybody Knows’ that comes followed by a headline slot at The MET in Brisbane, we decided to give you all a better understanding Godlands with an exclusive playlist. Expect huge cuts from the likes Luude, Migos, What So Not, Travis Scott and more.

Listen below.


Arcadia confirms 10th Anniversary with Sven Vath, Leftfield, Boys Noize, Groove Armada, more

Filed by Elsa MajewskiElsa Majewski

Arcadia has confirmed details for its 10th Anniversary plans which we first reported on in November, namely a London weekender at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with Sven Vath, Leftfield, Boys Noize, Groove Armada, and Eats Everything all on the bill for the first day alone, Saturday 5th May 2018.

Round two— Sunday 6th May 2018— will see Rudimental, Noisia, and Preditah take things down more of a drum ‘n’ bass route, with a RAM Records showcase also on the cards, making for a decidedly heavy offering to say the least.

For those unaware, Arcadia is a nomadic party brand renowned for its huge stage shows, not least a giant fire-breathing robotic spider plucked straight from an arachnophobic’s steam punk nightmare. Previous outings have seen the eight-legged monster touch down at events including Glastonbury, Love Saves The Day, Ultra Music Festival Miami, where it makes another appearance this year, Elizabeth Quay in Perth, Australia, and Taiwan. Subscribe for updates on the forthcoming London dates here.

 

 


QUIX just got a tidy rework from Hydraulix

Filed by Ellamae AlewineEllamae Alewine

Hot f his run with Alison Wonderland’s Scarehouse Project, QUIX is showing no signs stopping any time soon.

Having ended 2017 with a slew releases featuring Slumberjack & Josh Pan, What So Not, KRANE and Ekali, 2018 looks like its going to be QUIX’s year.

Keeping the ball rolling heavy into the new year, his latest single, ‘STORM’ has received a numbingly large remix from fellow heavy-bass provider Hydraulix.

The remix has some serious bounce to it, making it hard for listeners to stay still. While the intro is basically untouched, the new direction the drop is a welcomed addition, with some serious recoil. It is reminiscent a slinky, with its wonky, springy, distorted synth swings and fluctuating percussion. Listen to the track below, you’ll get the vibe.


Damian Lazarus locks 40-artist-strong line-up for Get Lost Miami

Filed by Yun PinkertonYun Pinkerton

Damian Lazarus, whose Crosstown Rebels imprint unveiled its annual compilation album just before Christmas, has locked in a 40-artist-strong line-up for his infamous Get Lost Miami party, which takes place on Saturday 24th March, in the midst of Miami Music Week and the gargantuan Ultra Music Festival dates.

Black Coffee will show his face— one of DJ Mag’s top five house and techno acts of 2017— as will Carl Craig, DJ Tennis, Francesca Lombardo, Dennis Ferrer, Kerri Chandler, Davide Squillace, Ellen Allien, DJ Sneak, Guy Gerber, Patrice Baumel, Soul Clap, Doc Martin, and Kolsch. Arthur Baker’s famed live outfit, Rockers Revenge are also involved, and an extended 5AM opening set will come from none other than Seth Troxler. 

Lazarus’ soiree has been a mainstay of Miami’s biggest month for electronic music since 2005, gradually growing to its current format, which comprises three stages and a host of alleys, hidden corners and chill-out areas to quite literally lose yourself in. We’ve included the full rundown below, which confirms this as an essential ticket if you happen to find yourself in Florida this spring. 

Damian Lazarus locks 40-artist-strong line-up for Get Lost Miami


Slushii & Marshmello- There x2 [Preview]

Filed by Rene MayfieldRene Mayfield

Slushii & Marshmello- There x2 Preview]

Slushii & Marshmello- There x2 Preview]

Slushii & Marshmello are at it again. Arguably the biggest accomplishment Marshmello’s career has been his discovery Jersey native Slushii. The two have made music together and remixed each other’s songs in past, and now they’ll be coming out with a new track this Friday titled ‘There x2’.

The preview is only 19 seconds long, but that’s plenty time for you can get the idea it. The track has that classic Marshmello and Slushii sound to it- upbeat chords, with a trap-like beat to match. Aside from the idea an actual marshmallow slushy, this EDM pair seems to have found a tasty sound working together. You can check out the preview below in Slushii’s tweet.


Tokyo nightclub gets shut down because patrons danced til morning…

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Last Sunday morning saw authorities shut down a Tokyo nightclub called Aoyama Hachi and arrest three patrons for violating the law. What Japanese law? The law that’s been dubbed as the ‘no dancing’ law.

The Tokyo metropolitan police discovered law violations with their ‘no dancing’ law, stating that the main issue was coming from club promoters arranging space for punters to dance.

Tokyo nightclub gets shut down because patrons danced til morning…
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Reports stated that this was the first bust to happen since the Japanese law Regulating Adult Entertainment Businesses was amended in 2016. The ‘relaxed’ law includes dance clubs to operate until 5am but venues can’t serve alcohol and floor space must be at least 33 square meters.

With the Tokyo Olympics coming up in a couple more years and tourists from all around the world visiting, do you think the laws will be lifted for good?


Tale of Us Releases 'Error Error' Ahead of Fabric 97 Compilation

Filed by Antonio AlbertyAntonio Alberty


Tale Us – Error Error

Since 2011 Berlin based duo Tale Us has steadily gained popularity for their haunting tracks and emotive techno sound. They released their debut album Endless last spring which was preceded by a few releases under their own Afterlife label. After dominating the scene with their Ibiza residency, Tale Us continues to bring techno to the forefront with EP releases by Vaal, Stephan Bodzin, Mind Against & Aether and Patrice Bäumel on Afterlife. To get the party started for 2018 the duo brings us their new track ‘Error Error‘.

‘Error Error’ gives us a taste what’s to come on Tale Us’s fabric 97 compilation. Hypnotic chords and pulsating percussion give the track its core sound. Layer by layer, the track builds into a dark and sinister roar, having just the right amount highs and lows to keep you hooked. Syncopated rhythms toward the end bring the track into a climatic point serving as evidence the duo’s iconic talent. The track will be released again on February 16 on fabric 97, but for now take a listen to ‘Error Error’ below.

Tale Us – Error Error


Brisbane’s Oscar Oscar drops ethereal track ‘Yuika’ on Majestic Casual

Filed by Donte DishnerDonte Dishner

Brisbane’s Oscar Oscar is continuing his string magical releases with ‘Yuika’, released by the legends at Majestic Casual.

The young gun producer has created a warm, st-spoken soundscape in his new track. It starts quietly and stays that way, and it’s refreshing. First some clicks the tongue, some lazy ‘verbed chords, and organic drum loops. You can feel the song being written as it goes onwards. And that’s exactly how it happened, says Oscar. “I wrote this song back in 2016 while I was staying in Japan for a few months. My set up was pretty simple, I had the laptop set up on a cardboard box full my clothes and I just sat on the floor holding the microphone. The song started with just a vocal and then I sort worked everything around that to make the track.” It’s hard to believe that this is Oscar Oscar’s vocal debut. His voice is smooth and airy, dabbling with wordplay, altered to the point unrecognition by the songs’ too-quick ending.

Its simplicity is stunning, and we can’t wait to see what Oscar Oscar crafts next.

You can hear the tune below!


The Parties Are Going To Be MASSIVE At The New Printworks Venue

Filed by Judi PeartJudi Peart

The Parties Are Going To Be MASSIVE At The New Printworks Venue
If you’ve heard Printworks, the former printing press, then you’ll know it was  transformed into a soundproed rave factory. Located in London, England, Printworks is expertly run by events and festivals company Broadwick Live. This absolutely breathtaking venue is set to launch another groundbreaking project this upcoming March.

A brand new 3,000-capacity space, specifically designed to host live acts and bands, will be opening alongside the venue’s two club-focused areas, Charge Bay and Press Halls.

With a business mindset, the hard-working team behind one the city’s best nightclubs, have created a full-pro schedule that should accommodate everyone’s specific tastes.

Throughout the week the new venue will host live music, while the weekends will be reserved for electronic dance music performances. It’s important to note that on Friday nights, the programs will alternate between parties and live gigs.

Some the upcoming performance will include Lindstrøm, Job Jobse and Kerri Chandler (March 3), and Django Django (March 23). You can count on more acts to be announced very soon!

It has been reported that the venue will lean on the heritage building. The painting presses will act as the backdrop while the high ceilings will truly captivate your attention.

The below photograph demonstrates an artist’s impression the new venue. It’s giving us chills just thinking about the madness that will unfold in the future.

The Parties Are Going To Be MASSIVE At The New Printworks Venue

The below photograph shows the most current progress.

The Parties Are Going To Be MASSIVE At The New Printworks Venue

We absolutely can’t wait to see the finals results!

If you could choose some the headlining artists for the new venue, who would you choose?


Def Leppard Wants Skrillex to Remix "Pour Some Sugar On Me"

Filed by Donte DishnerDonte Dishner

Apple Music recently took to Twitter to upload a rather interesting short video. The video shows Phil Collen, the guitarist for the band Def Leppard, sitting in a room full guitars and amplifiers. He rambles on about why he is intrigued by dubstep, before dropping an interesting line, “What would be REALLY cool is if Skrillex done “Pour Some Sugar On Me”.

From there, the tweet links you to the Def Leppard catalogue on iTunes. This leaves fans wondering what exactly this short video or advertisement means. Is Def Leppard calling out Skrillex to remix their iconic record? Is Sonny already working on the project, and will soon release this? Without anything further evidence on their iTunes page, we can only be left to speculate. Check the video out for yourself below.


Armin Set to Release First Single of 2018 Called 'Love, Sex, and Water'

Filed by Yun PinkertonYun Pinkerton

Armin van Buuren announced he will be releasing his first single 2018, ‘Love, Sex, and Water’ tomorrow.

This new song will definitely add a new flavor to Armin’s legendary repertoire music. He also tapped Conrad Sewell on the vocals, creating a tropical vibe. Conrad Sewell, an Australian singer, is best known within the EDM world for his amazing vocals on Kygo‘s track ‘Firestone’.

Armin is set to have an amazing 2018 (what’s new). The Dutch legend has consistently been a Trance icon since the 1990’s and doesn’t show any signs slowing down. In fact, he’s already kicked f this year by becoming the first DJ to . Yeah you read that right.

Apart from that, Armin’s already been confirmed for the world’s biggest festivals, including Tomorrowland, Ultra Miami, Ultra Europe. These festivals follow the highly anticipated ASOT 850 Utrecht on February 17th which is sure to be epic.

We can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for Armin van Buuren. And what better way to kick f 2018 than with some new music.