Riding on a series of successful collaborations, from “Lose Themselves” with Major Lazer to “Massive Mutation” with Jordan Ferrer, Moska previews his first solo track, “Cartagena,” named after the city in his home country of Colombia. 2013 has seen tremendous growth from the young producer, including performances at Summerland, Hakkasan, the MGM Grand and even the big league festival Tommorowland. Moska continues to blow up the dance music scene as he finishes up the year on tour with Laidback Luke, hitting cities across the United States and Canada. Tiesto’s Latin mentee has high hopes for an even bigger 2014, and “Cartagena” proves to be a perfect blend of synths and snares that leaves us excited for what’s to come. The full song will be released on December 10th through Beatport via Cr2 Records.
Release: December 10
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.
Shining bright off a stellar rookie year, Audien reveals he’s got more for 2013 with a preview of “Circles,” his upcoming release premiered at Tomorrowland. The track features melodic vocals from Ruby Prophet, the same songstress responsible for last year’s “These Are The Days.” In addition to Ruby’s catchy vocals, “Circles” is filled with uplifting instrumentals — as revealed in the snippet just shy of two minutes at length. Audien’s newest single is due for a December 2nd release via Zouk Recordings.
Following countless months of tweaking their newest collaboration to perfection, Laidback Luke and Martin Solveig were finally satisfied after premiering “Blow” at this year’s Tomorrowland. The track is heavier than what we would expect from Solveig, whose productions are typically of a slower BPM and more lighthearted. The track does not contain an intense drop, per se, as its emphasis is on the Dutch House bleeps and the springy, electro synths. However, it does feature elephant sound effects in its opening, which is quite fitting as “Blow’s” music video was filmed during Martin’s set at Electric Zoo this past August.
Want a surefire way to kick off TomorrowWorld 2013 right? Look no further than the hero Ferry Corsten, hosting his own Full On Stage on Friday, September 27th. With such a killer lineup, it might be hard to choose which artists to see…so why not stay the whole day? Given the history of Full On, Ferry will make appearances during other artists’ sets, making for some awesome b2b moments and ear-to-ear smiles. The energy levels will be through the roof at this stage from start to finish. With the the mighty Shogun kicking the stage off, followed by greats Solarstone and Sied van Riel, who needs coffee?
With the first-ever TommorowWorld touching down on American soil in four short days, its official anthem has finally hit Beatport to set the pre-fest frenzy to fever pitch. Created by the undisputed kings of this year’s Tomorrowland and TomorrowWorld’s opening day headliners Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, “Ocarina” has been a long time in the making. A collaboration with Wolfpack, the song was first played out nearly two years ago and rocketed to fame when it was featured in the official Tomorrowland aftermovie. Now positioned to bring the same energy to Chattahoochee Hills, the Smash The House release is giving your laptop a visuals-free sneak peek of what the tune will sound like from the live stream.
With a stellar lineup featuring festival newbies and veterans alike, the Trance Addict stage at TomorrowWorld is sure to be a popular destination. A favorite spot at Tomorrowland each year across the pond, its debut on American soil is not to be missed. They’ve brought in some major players in the game, including Orjan Nilsen, tyDi, and Simon Patterson. They’ll be heating up the Chattahoochee festival grounds come Sunday, September 29th, the last day of TomorrowWorld. Don’t end the weekend without catching at least one of the artists on this stage.
Tomorrowland has been fortified as one of the globe’s greatest music festivals, as each year fans from around the world travel to Belgium to take part in the fantasy world. For those who have yet to make the voyage, however, Tomorrowland holds a near equal equivalence as the most mythical event one could dream of. Year after year, Tomorrowland’s impeccable production and experience blow minds for those lucky enough to get their hands on tickets, but lands in the hearts of everyone else through their revered aftermovies. For the past five years, these have portrayed something that had been previously unimaginable, and the 2013 short film is no exception.
This September, the Tomorrowland experience goes global with the first ever TomorrowWorld. Tickets are still available.
Almost two years after “Ocarina” surfaced, Tomorrowland kings Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have finally shared information about the release of their collaboration with Wolfpack. The song will be released on Monday, September 23rd, the week leading up to America’s first ever TomorrowWorld outside of Atlanta. Even though it’s been featured in Tomorrowland’s 2013 aftermovie, this will be the first time it will see an official release.
The faces of Tomorrowland, Belgium’s hometown heroes, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have released the official music video for “Chattahoochee” inspired by their latest role as comic book characters. Transforming the Tomorrowland 2013 anthem into a cartoon, Dimitri and Mike bring their comic to life as they become chased by dinosaurs and explore a new universe only thinkable in imagination. The world they enter seems prehistoric while futuristic, paralleling the aura and visual spectacle of the festival it represents.
Hear “Chattahoochee” live in Chattahoochee! Tickets for TomorrowWorld are still available.