As TomorrowWorld’s inaugural event in Chattahoochee Hills looms on the horizon; ID&T has forged a partnership between the festival and Wynn Las Vegas’s premiere clubs XS and Encore Beach Club has been established. Poised to bring the pomp and grandeur of Las Vegas nightlife to rural Georgia on September 27-29, XS and Encore’s unparalleled hospitality will set an unprecedented standard for the festival’s first foray on American soil.
“We are excited to partner with Wynn Las Vegas to elevate the VIP guest experience to new heights,” said Festival Director Shawn Kent. “The combination of top-quality service while immersed in the TomorrowWorld experience will be unprecedented for the discerning guest.”
Starting at $10,000, table reservations include admission to the festival, including a private entrance to the expansive VIP area. Fans will receive access to all of the amenities one would find at any of the Wynn properties, including an extensive bottle service menu and award-winning staff on hand.
“Tomorrowland is one of the most impressive music festivals in the world,” said Jesse Waits, managing partner of XS and Tryst. “As TomorrowWorld debuts in the States, we aim to make the attendees’ first impression a lasting one by offering the same VIP experience that can only be found at Wynn Las Vegas. Our staff and services surrounded by the highly anticipated event’s signature elements will create an incomparable feast for EDM fans across the globe.”
Booking and ticket information after the break.
Forbes has just released its list of the top earning electronic talent in 2013. Despite earning more than he had in 2012, Tiësto lost his Top Earner title to Calvin Harris, who netted $46 million dollars in 2013, out-earning not only Tiësto but Jay Z, Kanye West and Katy Perry as well.
Based on annual earning estimates that include income from live shows, endorsements, merchandise sales, recorded music sales, external business ventures and television appearances. The poll also includes DJ Pauly D, who despite his lack of dance music street cred, makes at least half of his income from DJ gigs, matching Diplo for the 12th spot on the list.
Electronic music’s top 12 earners raked in over a quarter of a billion dollars in 2013, DJing their way to $268 million in revenue over the course of the last 12 months. See the full list after the break.
His forthcoming artist album (originally slated for a Fall 2013 release) looms, and its projected theme remains mysterious. Before Afrojack blasts pop-culture with his amplified radio sound, the “As Your Friend” producer is first unloading his stash of signature electro house offerings. With his debut on the clock, he dished out four of his most frequently used festival-rockers in the form of It’s A Matter Of… and followed with the giveaway of “Peanuts.” Continuing in the same vein, Afrojack presents “Jack That Body,” another warp of frenetic synths atop a grinding bassline thrown in the mix of his summer sets.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Tommy Trash, Diplo, and Carl Cox.
One of the most memorable moments of Tomorrowland 2013 was the back to back to back set from Nicky Romero, David Guetta and Afrojack. Taking over the stage for 2 hours on the festival’s final day, three of the biggest names in dance music populated the booth together and delivered a once-in-a-lifetime festival experience to thousands of fans. With a track list that features the biggest and best from all three of their catalogs, the back to back to back left the most lasting impression of the weekend. For those lucky enough to experience it in person the recap is a fond reminder of the power of Tomorrowland – for those who missed it, its all the more reason to purchase tickets for next year.
Tomorrowland will once again invade Belgium this weekend, marking its ninth chapter with an expected attendance of over 180,00 fans hailing from over 214 nations around the globe. With a lineup vast enough to boast over 400 artists, the pool of headliners alone trump rival events, no single dance music genre is left unacknowledged, and the odds of discovering new talent are in favor of the attendees. Before TomorrowWorld touches down in Atlanta this September, Boom offers a heavenly opportunity for festival-goers — but with endless options come difficult decisions.
Want to visit all 15 stages, see your favorite DJ, experiment with new sounds, all while taking the time to witness sets in full? Navigating Tomorrowland will be no easy task, but one all fans should be excited to attempt — and that’s where DA has you covered. In the midst of an endless sea of talent, here are ten moments you won’t want to miss…
With his debut artist album scheduled for September, Afrojack continues to tease fans, sporadically dropping records in anticipation. After the release of It’s A Matter Of…, a four-track EP which could’ve been mistaken for album-worthy material, Nick readies his next single — one that would fit well as the fifth track on the aforementioned album. Comparable to the electro bleeps of “Griever” and the grinding bassline of “Yubaba,” Afrojack’s “Jack That Body” follows the formula of his tailor made sound. As Afrojack’s next production scheduled for its August 5th release, the calendar approaches his fall premiere.
As Afrojack continues to crush crowds in Europe on his summer tour, he’s giving fans in the rest of the world a taste of what they’re missing. Released as a free download, his latest track “Peanuts” is much larger than its namesake. Taking a break from the ongoing spar with Deadmau5 to release a true original, the EDM giant looked to big builds, bold beats and a strong bassline. Opting for clean tones and a piano-laced melody, the track has less flash but more impact, aiming straight for the club-goer’s heart. To make “Peanuts” your own aural snack, click here to grab your copy now.
Apparently in the world of Twitter warfare, nothing says ‘right back atcha’ like cleverly titled tracks on Soundcloud. As the Afrojack and Deadmau5 beef continues to heat up (what they are heating up? we aren’t quite sure exactly), Afrojack responds to deadmau5′s “Drop Da Bomb” with his very own sonic response. Not nearly as intentionally awful as “Something_,” the aptly titled “GotDrop (Hypebeat)” is another studio speedrun. Is the drama real? Who knows, but one thing is for certain, they did it, they got our attention — now let’s hear some completed productions.
Editor’s Note: The embed is currently disabled. Listen to “GotDrop (Hypebeat)” here.
Ultra Music Festival took its beloved brand and famed Miami event across the pond last weekend, settling in Croatia for its inaugural Ultra Europe. Nearing the halfway point of summer 2013, what we’ve heard at Ultra Europe was indicative of anthems that will carry out through the year. Some vocals couldn’t be escaped, some remixes were played at an alarming rate, and some tracks that were only dropped once were done so with enough significance that we couldn’t help but acknowledge them here. Check out our official playlist for Ultra Europe 2013…