Calvin Harris Pens Cheeky Post About His Beard & Selling Out

Filed by Judi PeartJudi Peart

Calvin Harris is one the sadder stories dance music. After reaching the pinnacle dance music community, his glances turned towards super stardom. After 2015 he stened his music and then shifted so far away that he left dance music behind completely. His last album can only be described as pop music, and the EDM community scorned him for it.

Now it appears Calvin is having some regrets. In a cheeky Instagram post, Calvin seemingly uses his beard as a metaphor for what we would call “sell out pop music”. In essence he argues that he desperately wanted to be accepted into the Grammy pop world and be taken seriously be the people that don’t take EDM seriously. He abandoned dance music and managed to get a Producer the Year nomination. Nevertheless, Calvin lost out in the end to Greg Kurstin.

It would appear that Calvin regrets selling out his real supporters to gain the approval the cool kids that didn’t want to give him the time day. Thankfully, Calvin is shedding his beard and hopefully his ho-hum pop music with it. This isn’t the first time Harris has expressed this perspective recently. He took to Twitter to announce a in January. Perhaps Calvin Harris is finally ready to come home.

What do you think? Was he really being metaphorical here or was he literally just talking about a beard?


Madeon Moved to America to Finish His Album This Year

Filed by Rene MayfieldRene Mayfield

Madeon Moved to America to Finish His Album This YearMadeon is known for his incredible duo project, “Shelter” with Porter Robinson and his debut album, Adventure. Both projects have generated thousands fans for the French DJ. His mashup “Pop Culture” has always created quite the buzz for him as well and now it looks like Madeon has taken to social media to generate some buzz his own.

Hugo Pierre Leclercq who happens to be from Nantes, France has revealed in a post on his various social media platforms that he has ficially moved to America!

From the looks the video, the beautiful landscape and the amazing sunset the French DJ has decided to move to Los Angeles. That’s not the only announcement he makes on the video though, he also reveals that LA is where he plans to finish his next album this year.

This should thrill fans waiting for new music after he concluded the “Shelter” project with Porter. We will keep you updated as more is revealed on Madeon‘s sophomore album.


3LAU and DJ Snake Caught Buying Social Media Followers

Filed by Kelli MichelsonKelli Michelson

3LAU and DJ Snake Caught Buying Social Media Followers
In the world social media, users ten compete with one another in various ways to show superiority. This is even more so for celebrities as some even feel the need to purchase followers to illuminate their popularity. However, the purchase followers ten means that the bought followers are not genuine, in fact, most them are just bot generated accounts that serve purpose other than adding an extra number in your “followers” column.

In a by NY Times, it has been noted that approximately 48 million active Twitter accounts are fake. This actually accounts for about 15% all active Twitter accounts. These fake accounts aren’t hard to spot either as many them are just titled with a bundle random letters and numbers with no specific meaning.

The exposé conducted by NY Times also published a list notable accounts that possess purchased followers. Amongst the handful musicians, DJ Snake and 3LAU are two that we as EDM fans are quite familiar with. In response to this accusation, both DJ Snake and 3LAU have stated that the followers were purchased by former members their team without their consent. Whether or not you believe their defense, it does go to show that these artists may not be entirely to blame. Being that literally any one can purchase followers for them, it is hard to pinpoint who exactly is at fault for this fraudulent activity. Click to check out the full exposé and to see who else possesses fake followers.


Beyond Wonderland's Official Lineup Has Been Announced

Filed by Judi PeartJudi Peart

Beyond Wonderland's Official Lineup Has Been AnnouncedInsomniac Events is well-known for their exceptional electronic dance music festivals. Its Beyond Wonderland is among the events that have gained worldwide recognition due to their stunning productions, incredible lineups, and overall magical atmosphere.

Recently fans have been graced with the highly-anticipated lineup. We would like to thank the rave Gods because it’s seriously outstanding. You’re definitely going to want to check this out!

It seems as though Insomniac Event’s team has kept everyone’s tastes in mind as there truly is a genre that everyone can enjoy included in the speculated lineup.

The undeniably stacked lineup includes: Consouls, MC Dino, Droeloe, Zeke Beats, London Bridge, Sage Armstrong, Elephante, The Upbeats, Left/Right, Mercer, Walker & Royce, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, J Worra, k?d, Saymyname, Fisher, Bijou, Oliver Heldens, Andy C, Solardo, Sinden, Dash Berlin, BTSM, Chris Lake, Jack Beats, Seven Lions, Kill the Noise, Tiesto, Claptone, Redlight, Kayzo, Christi, Judge, NuKid, Born Dirty, Kuuro, Electric Mantis, Sam F, Yultron, Oliver, Jax Jones, Rell the Soundbender, Valentino Khan, Just a Gent, Detlef, Latmun, Champagne Drip, Tritonal, Mr. Carmack, Catz n Dogs, Jayceeoh, Showtek, R3hab, Will Clarke, JSTJR, KSHMR, DJ Mustard, Alesso, Lee Foss, Gammer, and Flosstradamus.

With a lineup like that, we obviously know that you will want to attend, but the real question is: who are you most excited to see?

Beyond Wonderland's Official Lineup Has Been Announced


A Brand New Techno Festival Will Take Place in Military Barracks

Filed by Elsa MajewskiElsa Majewski

A Brand New Techno Festival Will Take Place in Military Barracks

There are few things in this world that go better than peanut butter and jelly. Milk and cookies, bacon and eggs, Carnage and crappy music… But what goes better than ? Nothing. The pair is timeless.

Berliners’ undying affection for techno comes on par with a fondness for tangible memories the German Democratic Republican (GDR) past, which is why the creators   merged the two into an event that will undoubtedly become the rave highlight your summer.

This brand new techno event will run on August 17th, 18th and 19th this year. While there were rumours that it was going to take place at a long-abandoned nuclear bunker north Berlin, the organizers confirmed this to be untrue.

The festival will actually take place in the abandoned barracks area that was used to camouflage and protect the bunker. It was used as the main headquarters the National Defense Council (NVR) the GDR. In the event an (atomic) attack, the NVR, chaired by Erich Honecker, would have assumed the political, economic and military leadership the state from here.

There is definitely some pretty cool history behind it, as the bunker was built between 1978 and 1983.

While not in the bunker itself, the line-up is far from disappointing. Although there are only 12 out 32 acts announced so far, the festival features performances from , , , , , , , and many more.

Because nothing says “techno” like an East German military site. You can learn more about the festival and purchase tickets .


The Debut Album From What So Not, "Not All The Beautiful Things", Is Coming

Filed by Bunny RobertiBunny Roberti

What So Not has announced the release his debut album “Not All The Beautiful Things” to be March 9th, giving fans information about the new music they have been anticipating since news his latest .

The Australian producer behind What So Not, Chris Emerson, kicked f his ‘Beautiful Things‘ world tour not too long ago, bringing sick trap beats to India, Singapore, and China. With a world tour and now news a debut album, What So Not is certainly having a strong start to the new year.

Fans in Asia, Europe and Australia will get a first listen new What So Not music as the tour makes its way to the Americas. We know the album will include some bangers as the tour dates include stops at the Argentina, Chile and Brazil installments Lollapalooza. What So Not will also bring ‘Beautiful Things’ to Ultra Music Festival in Miami where other artists have been known to drop tons new music.

The full track list for the album is as follows:

What So Not & SLUMBERJACK ‘Warlord’
What So Not ‘Be Ok Again’ (feat. Daniel Johns)
What So Not ‘Beautiful’ (feat. Winona Oak)
What So Not ‘Stuck In Orbit’ (feat. BUOY)
What So Not & James Earl ‘Demons’ (feat. Rome Fortune & Tommy Swisher)
What So Not & Skrillex ‘Goh’ (feat. KLP)
What So Not & Toto ‘We Keep On Running’
What So Not & San Holo ‘If You Only Knew’ (feat. Daniel Johns)
What So Not ‘Monsters’ (feat. Michael Christmas & tobi lou)
What So Not & Dyro ‘Bottom End’
What So Not ‘Same Mistakes’ (feat. Daniel Johns)
What So Not ‘Us’ (feat. Daniels)

While patiently waiting for the album to come in March, check out the song that What So Not dropped with his album announcement, “Stuck in Orbit”.


Eric Prydz Announces Insane Looking New Holo Live Show

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Eric Prydz Announces Insane Looking New Holo Live ShowEric Prydz announces HOLO live show, following the teaser for an epic announcement he posted to Facebook in the form a short video clip a few days ago. The video showed hologram mapping and the internet went wild with anticipation since this is something he usually saves for his EPIC shows only.

Guesses for what the epic announcement might be included Prydz bringing the EPIC show to Ultra Music Festival as an exclusive for it’s 20th anniversary. Rumors also surrounded the possibility hologram mapping being used in the sold out Cirez D x Adam Beyer show during Miami Music Week.

The latest evolution Prydz’s live show HOLO will make it’s debut at Braehead Arena Glasgow in February. Belsonic Belfast and Creamfields will be the next to witness HOLO.

Besides his dance floor classics, Prydz has become known as a trailblazer for visuals and show production value. Years behind the scenes work have gone into developing HOLO, finally creating the design for a holographic Eric Prydz live experience that could go on tours. The holograms were used only for stand-alone, site specific EPIC shows but with the new technology, Prydz can bring the technology to fans around the world.

Following last year’s EPIC show that sold out a 15,000 capacity in London, EPIC will be back in 2019 with an even more innovative design. While awaiting the next installment EPIC and its groundbreaking visuals, those making plans to see the HOLO show should set a reminder for 9am GMT on Friday when tickets go on sale.


If Free Parties Is Your Cuppa Tea, Then We’ve Got Tonight Sorted!

Filed by Jenette DanieleJenette Daniele

Now that we have your attention, we’d like to sign you up to… Just kidding, there really is a free party tonight and there are no strings attached!

The legends at Sosueme have been to mince and mash the genres with their weekly soirees and this time they’ve outdone themselves, enlisting selector Samrai, Ebony Boadu and up-and-coming group Bad Pony on headline duties, with support for the usual suspects Hobophonics, Jennifer Jennifer and more.

There event kicks f from 8pm at Bondi’s Beach Road hotel. Suss the flyer below for more details!

If Free Parties Is Your Cuppa Tea, Then We’ve Got Tonight Sorted!


Houghton Festival locks Ricardo Villalobos, Seth Troxler, Magda, more

Filed by Alvera CastaldoAlvera Castaldo

Houghton Festival, curated by Craig Richards, has released its first artist line-up of 2018. The festival returns for its second year 9th through 12th August at Houghton Hall, Norfolk.

Returning in 2018 are Ricardo Villalobos, Andrew Weatherall, Seth Troxler, Nicolas Lutz, Ben UFO, Ivan Smagghe, Roman Flügel, Joy Orbison, Magda, Sonja Moonear, Optimo, Margaret Dygas and Midland.

They will be joined by a house and techno contingent consisting of Zip, Objekt, Prosumer, Call Super, Pearson Sound, Jane Fitz, DJ Fett Berger, The Mole, Luca Lozano, Barac, Intergalactic Gary and Shanti Celeste.

Disco enthusiasts will be pleased to see the likes of Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, Felix Dickinson, Psychemagik, Rob Mello, Dave Harvey and Horse Meat Disco on the bill. While more alternative sounds will be provided by Mr Scruff, Vladimir Ivkovoic, Jonny Rock and Mixmaster Morris return, and Idjut Boys, Ruf Dug and Nick The Record.

Monolake, Mathew Jonson, DMX Krew, Radioactive Man and Emperor Machine have been tapped to bring their live electronic exploits to the festival.

“By presenting music, art and a promised experience in an honest and restrained way meant those four days in Norfolk last year were not only magical but they were believable,” remarks former Fabric selector Richards on the creation of the festival. “The setting proved to be nothing but perfect. Our aim is to build on the foundations of last year’s success, but instead of growing we’re sticking to the story with minor improvements and a strong belief in the initial concept. Artists, DJ’s and musicians will be presented with meritocracy and equality. Everyone who performs will be given a chance to shine and everyone who attends will be treated to the best of everything.”

As alluded to by Richards, attendees will discover a professionally curated art and sculpture programme to fill any gaps between the musical selections.

General on sale starts 2nd February.

Here are 29 pictures from the festival’s epic first year.

Houghton Festival locks Ricardo Villalobos, Seth Troxler, Magda, more


Autograf, Klingande, and Dragonette Provide Us With 'Hope For Tomorrow'

Filed by Bunny RobertiBunny Roberti

Autograf, Klingande, and Dragonette Provide Us With 'Hope For Tomorrow'Autograf is f to a strong start for their 2018 with their new track ‘Hope For Tomorrow‘. We see the trio team up with Klingande and Dragonette to bring us quite the melodic production. Klingande’s and Autograf’s respective sounds blend together seamlessly while Dragonette provides soulful vocals delivering quite a release for everyone involved.

According to Klingande, Autograf and Klingande met back in 2015 on tour and “immediately had a real connection.” Well, we’re thankful for that connection because it brought us ‘Hope For Tomorrow’ and hopefully more in the future.

Check out the track below:

Autograf x Klingande x Dragonette – Hope For Tomorrow


Steve Aoki says male DJs need to ‘make room’ for female artists

Filed by Yun PinkertonYun Pinkerton

Steve Aoki used some recent interview time to promote more inclusiveness across clubland and the festival landscape. The Dim Mak label founder calling on “male DJs” to “step aside to make room for women DJs and women producers on festivals.”

Speaking to Channel 4 News, the American EDM sensation stated that booking the hottest acts currently in the scene didn’t provide opportunity for diversity and that male talent buyers and performers should “be an ally and supporter and invite [women] to play with them.”

As noted by Billboard, Dim Mak doesn’t have the best history of discovering, supporting and developing female talent; however, the label has nurtured the careers of Iggy Azalea and Lil Boots.

While often associated only with his cake-tossing, Aoki has been a supporter of many noteworthy causes.  

Check out the short interview below: 


The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides

Filed by Ryan FerroRyan Ferro

As you might have guessed, granted these foul heat waves, we’re currently deep in Summer, which also means we’re deep in FESTIVAL SEASON.

As there is currently a festival popping up somewhere across the sunburnt country almost every week, we figured now would be the best time to provide you all ~ the punters ~ with the ultimate festival survival guide to ensure you not only make the most your fezzi but you do it safely.

We knocked heads with the dudes over at Yeahsure to build this unmatchable, step-by-step guideline that comes with visuals to help you digest it all. We really spoilt you lot here.

Dive into the ficial Yeahsure x Stoney Roads survival guide below and make sure you take note!

1: Show a bit skin

The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides
The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides
The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides

2: Pretend everything is alright

The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides
The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides
The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides
The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides

4: Warm up with a few dabs

The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides
The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides

4: Sink a few shoeys

The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides
The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides

5: But don’t drink too much though…

The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides
The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides

6: Share it around

The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides
The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides

7: Find a good vantage point

The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides
The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides
The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides

8: A mate’s shoulders will do

The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides
The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides

9: If one mate isn’t high enough, try two

The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides
The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides

10: Try not to fall though

The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides
The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides
The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides

11: But if you do, just act cool

The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides
The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides
The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides
The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides

12: If all else fails, call for help!

The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides

There you have it. If that doesn’t work for you then I guess festivals just don’t react well with you and that truly sucks.

If you want a run down on partying up close and personal be sure to head along to Yeahsure’s 2nd birthday party next weekend at Flaming Lounge in Kings Cross. Check out the details right and below.

The festival survival guide to end all festival survival guides