Step inside Ben Klock’s Photon audiovisual concept show: Watch

Filed by Donte DishnerDonte Dishner

Ben Klock has shared some insight into the philosophy of his Photon audiovisual concept party.

In a new video interview, the Klockworks boss and Berghain resident discusses the inspiration for the party which took London’s incredible Printworks venue by storm last April with its blending of a stunning, intricate light show and sets from Marcel Dettmann, Planetary Assault Systems (live), Ben Sims, Dax J, Etapp Kyle and Klock himself.

“Photon is about the experience of light, architecture and music in way,” he says. “We only do it in special locations like warehouses which have a nice look where you can really do something with lights. This experience almost like a light installation but the vibe of a techno party.”

The video, which was shared via Electronic Beats, features a performance dance piece making use of light as well as short shots from Ben Klock’s Photon set at Amsterdam’s Awakenings festival last year. 

Klock discusses the collaboration with a light operator who he had regularly worked with in Berghain and how the concept developed from a “less is more” approach. He also emphasises the importance of artists branching out and trying new things and concepts in their field. 

Last week, Klock was locked to play a B2B set with Marcel Dettmann at Tomorrowland 2018.

You can watch the video in full below via Electronic Beats.

 


Calvin Harris’ Las Vegas residency is worth £200 million

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Calvin Harris has signed a £200 million deal to continue his Las Vegas residency at Caesar’s Palace until 2020. 

The new contract will see Calvin play five shows a week at the casino’s nightclub OMNIA over the next two years, with the DJ earning roughly £1 million per show. 

The DJ revealed the news via Instagram, saying, “Extended my residency until 2020! Fridays at Omnia Nightclub in Las Vegas. My first show of 2018 is March 9 for their three-year anniversary.”

Calvin also topped Forbes’ annual highest-earning DJ list in 2017  with the UK-born DJ earning an average of approximately £101,000 a day over the last 12 months. 


Sydney selector Ebony Boadu shares her go-to tracks right now

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If you frequent the Sydney nightlife scene, you’ve likely been serenaded by Ebony Boadu.

The local selector has become one the most in-demand DJs going around, following her run with FBi Dance Class that led to a huge string gigs including partaking in our Guinness World Record success in 2016 for the Largest b2b DJ relay. See more on that .

We caught up with Ebony ahead her set at this Wednesday night to get a glimpse at the music she listens to when she isn’t curating music for others. The playlist is made up a range tracks, from artists such as Cardi B, Migos, Trippie Redd and more.

Speaking on her playlist, Ebony says “My playlist is compilation tracks I’ve currently got playing on repeat, it starts f with a few my favourite trap songs at the moment that I play to get me hyped up before a set, followed by some stuff out the UK a tiny bit dancehall then slows down with a few throwback tracks towards the end… It might seem like a completely random selection to some but encompasses most (if not all) my favourite genres music.”

Stream the playlist below.


Armand Van Helden, Hannah Wants and more added to SW4 2018 line-up

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Armand Van Helden, Dillon Francis and Hannah Wants are among the names added to the line-up for South West Four festival 2018.

The London festival, which celebrates its 15th outing this year on 25th and 26th August, has also locked the likes of Example & DJ Wire Soundsystem, MK, Wilkinson, Don Diablo, Camo & Krooked, Lethal Bizzle, Jax Jones (Live), Holy Goof and Oliver Heldens as part of its phase two announcement, adding to an already stacked list of headliners.

Taking place in Clapham Common, the Lock N Load presented event will be headlined by Armin van Buuren, DJ EZ, Marshmello and Chase & Status. There will also be performances from Dizzee Rascal, Craig David, Jonas Blue, Sigma and Stefflon Don.

Take a look at the aftermovie for last year’s SW4 festival below to get yourself in the mood. For tickets and to see the full line-up (so far) visit SW4’s website.


Target Presents Music Video For Zedd's 'The Middle'

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Target Presents Music Video For Zedd's 'The Middle'

Zedd, Marren Morris, and Grey – The Middle

Target, one the largest discount store retailers in America, as well as almost everyone’s guilty spending location, presents the music video for ‘The Middle‘. The track is full positive energy provided by and Grey, as well as stunning vocals by country inspired singer Marren Morris.

The music video delivers an undeniable array lights, gorgeous choreography, and set design. Grey, most known for their track ‘Starving‘ with Hailee Steinfeld provide a familiar and radiant energy throughout this song and are a dynamic combination with Zedd’s production.

Zedd stated in an interview with People that he and the duo Grey went through countless vocalists before ultimately deciding on Morris. Zedd knew Marren was the right choice for the track because if her vocals could bring him to tears, she was perfect. Check out ‘The Middle’ presented by Target below.


Eric Prydz just teased his new light show and it looks insane!

Filed by Jenette DanieleJenette Daniele

Eric Prydz has been known to splash on on the production value his shows, we’ve seen it before but this time he seems to have levelled up.

Taking to social media this morning, Prydz shared a teaser video his next, 3D light show that looks fucking incredible and mind boggling all in one.

Captioning the video “successful test”, the 30-second snippet shows an array motorised orbs that move in a range perfectly aligned patterns that do a number on the ole’ eye balls. He added that there would be an announcement on Wednesday, so rest assured there is  good news to come with this new set-up.

Check it out below and enjoy the subtle wig out.


Primavera Sound locks Björk, Four Tet, Floating Points

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Primavera Sound has revealed its line-up for 2018. The Barcelona festival has locked down the likes of Björk, Nils Frahm and Jon Hopkins across the four-day program.

Running from 30th May to 2nd June, the event takes place on the Barça beachfront with headliners like Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Lorde and Arctic Monkeys’ return to the live circuit after a four-year hiatus. It’s one of the most comprehensive line-ups in the event’s history with over 200 acts performing at the multi-award winning festival.

For dance music fans, this year’s edition delivers on all fronts with rising stars Peggy Gou, Shanti Celeste and Ross From Friends mingling with established names like Lindstrøm, Seth Troxler and Marcel Dettmann. Barça has long been known as a dance music hub with this year’s SONAR lineup looking equally impressive on 14th June and party collective Elrow based out of the Spanish city. Check the tweet below for the full line-up and ticket links. 

 

#PrimaveraUnchained
Tickets: https://t.co/UazRB0J9Qh pic.twitter.com/yDYCNWdJKd

— Primavera Sound (@Primavera_Sound) January 28, 2018


Snugs Releases New Single "Flooded" Ft. Axel Mansoor

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Snugs Releases New Single "Flooded" Ft. Axel Mansoor

Snugs – Flooded (ft. Axel Mansoor)

If there’s anyone that helps us feel at ease, it’s definitely the cute and comfy ethos Snugs! The duo recently made their with Proximity records and are back with a new single ‘Flooded’. Additionally, the groovy and pop-infused tune features singer Axel Mansoor. The lyrics describe the feeling attempting to approach your crush while being nervous. Meanwhile, the duo comes in to rescue us when we feel like we’re lost.

Furthermore, “Flooded’ is a catchy song that will give you those chill, summer vibes. The bass and low synths will make you feel calm and relaxed. As the male vocals are sung, it will sweep you away with its soothing sounds. The tempo has a steady rhythm that makes it easy to dance to. Overall, thee electronic duo brings us the carefree attitude in their music that we should embrace during tough times.

Snugs – Flooded (ft. Axel Mansoor) | 


Wildstylez Drops Remix Of W&W x Vini Vici's 'Chakra'

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Wildstylez Drops Remix Of W&W x Vini Vici's 'Chakra'

W&W x Vini Vici – Chakra (Wildstylez Remix)

Last year, the psy-trance duo Vini Vici made their collaboration with W&W for their single . Now Wildstylez comes in with a remix and has added hardstyle to the track. His taste in music hypes the song up and brings in more energy with hard kicking drum beats. The flow the remix allows you to go all-out as the repetitive beats take control.

The Wildstylez remix begins with the tribal sounds the original. Next, it progresses with hardstyle sounds as you start to hear the booming drums take place. Afterwards, the song slows down then rises with high synths, adding in vocals that continue to play simultaneously with powerful rhythm and tune. This killer mix has done its job to bring people onto the dance floor and all the credit is due to Wildstylez! Check out the remix below.

W&W x Vini Vici – Chakra (Wildstylez Remix)


KSHMR's New Album Will Be Packed With Orchestral Instruments

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KSHMR's New Album Will Be Packed With Orchestral InstrumentsNiles Hollowell-Dhar, better known by his stage name KSHMR, has been making waves ever since he was ranked at 23rd on DJ Mag’s 2015 Top 100 DJs and was awarded “The Highest New Entry”. Ever since his well-deserved success, the American DJ has been hard at work juggling several different projects. Recently, the ‘‘ producer has announced that his largest task, AKA his new album, is on its way and will be packed with surprises!

According to @TeamKSHMR, “the cat’s out the bag”. Having revealed one the electronic dance music scene most well-kept secret, the Twitter account has confirmed that the talented musician is “working on a new album and finished recording some orchestral instruments …] at a studio in LA”.

As we all anticipate the ficial release his new music, we can count on the new album incorporating some fresh new sounds guaranteed to be slightly out the producer’s comfort zone. Not to mention, some unexpected collaborations, such as Ali Tolga – *ahem* the real reason why the world was grace with the new album knowledge.

Bringing in some orchestral music may be exactly what the artist needs to be ranked at an even higher position on the DJ Mag’sTop 100 DJs list.

We absolutely can’t wait to hear the new tracks and see what the future holds for KSHMR!


All Upcoming 2018 EDM Albums Compiled in Reddit Post

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All Upcoming 2018 EDM Albums Compiled in  PostIn a comprehensive post on the subreddit, user Kennett-Ny covered all the 2018 EDM albums on the horizon for the rest the year. Starting with confirmed albums with a release date, the list then covers confirmed albums with titles, confirmed projects, and rumoured albums.

First on the list for 2018 EDM albums are some already released, from Endymion, Kayzo, Lane 8, and Above & Beyond. Guaranteed to look forward to we have Keys N Krates, LAXX, Galactic Marvl and Don Diablo all releasing albums this Friday February 2nd. On the 9th February 3LAU is releasing Ultraviolet and Felix Jaehn is releasing I on the 16th.

Artists with confirmed albums but no release date are:

Other confirmed 2018 EDM albums can be expected from:

Rumored 2018 EDM Albums:

There are lots goodies in there, it is hard to wait for such an incredible lineup material to appear. Luckily, new albums means new tours, so we can hope to see most these artists in the festivals this year!


It's Almost Time For The Toronto Edition Of The Common Ground Shows

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It's Almost Time For The Toronto Edition Of The Common Ground Shows

Toronto Common Ground Shows Will Surely Be Worth The Wait

On the back the their illustrious appearance on , Above & Beyond are now gearing up for Toronto in their epic run Common Ground shows. The appearance also saw Jono play a satiating hour long mix that is still resonating in our eardrums.

Much like the last show in New York’s Barclays Center, their Canadian stopover is one that we are looking forward to in an awe anticipation. It will be an understatement to admit that the fans’ excitement is going through the ro for this one as the event gets closer than ever.

The Toronto shows will be held on 1st and 2nd February. Both the shows will take place at REBEL and will commence at 10 PM EST. So get going and grab those tickets Ticketmaster. We will leave you with this Common Ground mini-mix to get you all set for the two potentially massive nights.