Mysteryland, the world’s longest running electronic music festival bred in the Netherlands’ summers over the past 20 years, is landing in the United States for the first time this Memorial Day Weekend, taking over the historic Woodstock site of Bethel Woods. The festival’s move to New York marks another stateside milestone for ID&T, following the migration of TomorrowWorld and a multi-city Sensation tour. Now comes Myseryland USA’s official trailer; visuals that stir memories of Tomorrowland but hint at an even deeper allure. Tickets go on sale December 12th, but pre-sale will be available on December 11th.
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The Discovery Project was always a fun project that gave aspiring artists the opportunity to showcase their talents quite literally on the grandest of stages – at Insomniac events. This year with Motorola’s help, the program will reach new heights, and this is one opportunity you do not want to miss.
The White Wonderland Discovery Project is looking for a DJ/producer to grace its stages this year, and that is not all. Laidback Luke (known for his dedication to education) will be the Moto X Mentor who will spend an afternoon guiding the lucky but skilled winner, a perfect way to ring in the new year.
Furthermore, this contest is no longer regulated to a musical contest. Later this year, art installations, costume design , and set design competitions will all be a part of the Discovery Project program as this becomes a platform to highlight creatives artists, and not just musicians.
There is only one week left in the competition, so enter here to get your chance of a lifetime.
Widely regarded as the most in-demand and prominent electronic music festival across the globe, Tomorrowland is doubling up for its 10th anniversary festival in Boom. Sources in Belgium confirm permits have been issued revealing that the festival will expand to take place over two weekends. Slated for its annual July dates, Tomorrowland’s celebratory expansion follows suit of Ultra Music Festival’s back-to-back 2013 event. Given the efforts put into building the meticulous festival, along with the international demand and limited supply for tickets, the two-weekend expansion is a sensible move that will have fans around the world as the beneficiary to the mystery and allure of Tomorrowland. Organizers ID&T have yet to comment on the news, but more information should make way across the pond sooner than later.
Calvin Harris and Alesso have topped the UK charts upon entry to December with collaborative offering “Under Control” for Sony Music. Having steadily ascended both the UK and iTunes charts throughout the final moments of November, the duo’s collaboration with Manchester indie pop outfit Hurts entered at number one, beating British pop singer Gary Barlow to the top stop along the way. While Harris first saw chart-topping success with 2009’s “I’m Not Alone’ and subsequently returned with tracks “We Found Love” and “Sweet Nothing” in 2011 and 2012 respectively, the track gives Refune Records protégé Alesso his highest chart position since 2012’s “Calling (Lose My Mind).” In the same year that put MK’s “Look Right Through” and Martin Garrix’s “Animals” alike in pole position, “Under Control” is yet another awakening landmark to the universal acceptance that has now become commonplace for dance music and the fuller extent of its mainstream crossover appeal.
Back with vengeance after a landmark first year, We Are FSTVL returns as a two-day event to Damyn’s Hall Aerodrome in Upminster on August 25-26 with a jam-packed line-up of essential dance talents from across the globe. Whilst Saturday’s line-up is dominated by Richie Hawtin, Disclosure, Maya Jane Coles, Chuckie and Cazzette, it is the likes of Fatboy Slim, Solomun and Duke Dumont that keep the momentum ticking for Sunday’s mainstage action. Stage hosting duties come from Defected In The House, Paradise, Cocoon, Circo Loco and RAM alike, making the seemingly impossible culmination of Kenny Dope Gonzalez, Camo & Krooked, Nina Kraviz, Andy C and Kryder a surefire landmark on the British festival circuit. Given last year’s triumphant sell-out stature, this bank holiday weekend extravaganza provides an early and eclectic reason to look forward to warmer times and an impressive summer soundtrack. Grab early bird tickets now and hit more to see the full line-up in all its glory.
As the energy of electronic dance music continues to spread across the world, Asia reminds the rest of the globe that this Eastern contender won’t be left behind. Returning in March of 2014, Future Music Festival Asia opens its doors in Mines Wonderland in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 18+ three-day event invites attendees near and far to celebrate the ‘rumble in the jungle’ with both live and DJ sets from a wildly diverse set of headliners: Deadmau5, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Knife Party, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon of Wu Tang Clan, Rudimental, Chase and Status, Naughty Boy, Porter Robinson, Baauer, Sub Focus, Tinie Tempah, Gesaffelstein, Paul Van Dyk, ATB, Adventure Club, Arty, Brodinski, Carnage, Deniz Koyu, Markus Schulz, Monsta, R3hab and more, along with a special spotlight for Eric Prydz‘s first music festival appearance in Asia and the return of Armin van Buuren‘s celebrated ‘A State of Trance 650: New Horizons.’ There’s a little something for every type of music lover at Future Music Festival Asia, from heavy bass-step and trance to hip-hop and pop 40.
Tickets are available here for this March 13th to 15th event.
In early November, seemingly unaware that it was no longer summer, hundreds of well-dressed twenty-somethings packed the mahogany dance floors of Revel Casino’s HQ Nightclub just to catch a glimpse of Porter Robinson. A staple of East Coast night life throughout the summer, HQ and it’s host hotel Revel have not missed a beat since the change of the seasons, riding a wave of buzz following Tiësto’s Beach Club set on its closing weekend. Now well into the fall, its nightlife remains un-phased. Porter Robinson’s debut at the seaside club drew a sold out crowd from Philadelphia and New York City, all eager to see the electro house DJ outside the confines of warehouses and festivals.
Swedish duo Dada Life has never feared authority, constantly pushing boundaries for larger, wilder shows and staying true to their party-hard slogan tunes like “Born to Rage.” Earlier this week at Dada Life’s Dada Land tour stop in Miami, attendees were greeted and halted at the door by a police force, dressed in full riot gear. As supporting artist Tritonal finished their set, Dada Life began to reach out to fans, seemingly as confused as the crowd was.
“Apparently Fire Marshall locked the gates since it’s pretty much chaos here in Dada Land … Did they shut us down?” Soon after, the duo explained, “Riot squad is here in Dada Land … They are shutting us down. It’s out of our hands! So sad we can’t play.”
Though details regarding the shut down have been simply explained as “logistical issues” by management, the duo ensures all ticket buyers are able to receive a full refund for the cancelled event or attend Dada Life’s rescheduled ‘make-up’ show on December 28th in South Florida.
Read up here for more information regarding refunds for the November 23rd show.
Kraftwerk are one of the defining music acts of our time. Their repetitive rhythms, computerized vocals, synthesizers and drum machines paved the way for modern electronic music, influencing countless pop producers along the way. The German legends have just announced a string of performances in Los Angeles, setting up residency at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. From March 18th to March 21st, Kraftwerk will perform eight times, with each set highlighting one of their eight studio albums from Autobahn to Tour de France. Kraftwerk did a similar stint in 2012, holding a retrospective residency at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. You can register for tickets for the Los Angeles edition from December 3rd to December 6th on the LA Philharmonic’s official website.
Following the release of the Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 trailer, Insomniac announced that any headliners who had attended previous iterations of the event would be eligible for an exclusive “Headliner Loyalty” pre-sale program that would grant them early access to tickets before the official sale date. On November 25th, this pre-sale was opened up to Insomniac’s loyal fans. The program also allowed fans to purchase their tickets through Insomniac’s tiered pricing system, resulting in some confusion as numerous fans reported different final costs. Always outspoken and available to Insomniac customers, Rotella took to his Facebook to calm any fears and explain the pricing issues
Those unable to snag their tickets through the loyalty program can purchase them during the “Early Owl” purchase period set for December 2nd. Tickets for the three-day event will cost $345 plus fees during this time.