Ultra dropped their phase 2 lineup announcement over a month ago, and the amount of blurred out names managed to keep a bunch of fans excited for the imminent phase 3. With less than 3 weeks to go until gates open, Ultra dropped the final festival lineup today and… not much has changed.
Nero dropped out, expectedly, after revealing they never knew they were playing the festival. Names added to the lineup include Dzeko, Tommie Sunshine, Kyroman, SOPHIE, Louis Futon, Bonnie X Clyde, Habstrakt, Bro Safari, LSDREAM, Born Dirty, Cedric Gervais, Borgeous, and Monstergetdown.
ULTRA MIAMI — FINAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED!
— Ultra Music Festival (@ultra) March 13, 2019
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Ultra Music Festival Reveals Final Lineup For 2019
Since 2008, Diplo’s label Mad Decent has hosted an annual Mad Decent Block Party. It began as a simple installation in Philadelphia, but quickly evolved into a multi-city travelling festival that even reached international markets. Its scale was largely reduced in 2017 and 2018, but it appears that Diplo is intent on bringing it back in a huge way in 2019.
According to reports from local Massachusetts publication The Enterprise, Diplo is teaming up with SGE Worldwide, the same team that helps to produce Lost Lands, Big Adventure, Moonrise, Demon Dayz, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare and more, to throw “The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival.”
Shortened to just “Mad City” on city documents, the event would take place July 20-21 at the Brockton Fairgrounds, with performances beginning around noon and wrapping up by 11 p.m. on both dates, with an estimated 37,000 people. That is… if it gets approved.
“I never seen anything as big in Brockton,” said Hank Tartaglia, chairman of the Brockton License Commission, in a meeting on March 11. “I don’t know if the city can handle all that, to be honest with you.”
The largest event seen at the Brockton Fairgrounds, according to The Enterprise, was Vans Warped Tour festival in 2003, which drew 23,000 guests. It also caused a newsworthy traffic jam.
Today, Police Chief John Crowley issued a letter to Brockton License Commission stating that “his department could not handle the public safety concerns” involved with a 37,000-person music festival. As a result, the License Commission told organizers that the event must be scaled back and denied their initial application.
“We went through the channels we were told to go through and we got nothing in return except a denial,” said John Reese, of SGE. “No negotiations. No discussions. No nothing.”
“In this instance, the event promoters could not satisfy the public safety concerns,” Mayor Bill Carpenter told The Enterprise. “If my chief of police expresses concern that safety cannot be completely guaranteed, as mayor, I must support his decision.”
The festival was slated to announce a large roster of artists including Billie Eilish and Major Lazer on March 25, but that now seems unlikely.
Writes The Enterprise, “[Chairman Henry Tartaglia] said he could not call a vote on the new proposal until it was formally submitted at a later meeting, which he said is unlikely to occur before March 25. However, he suggested that if Crowley, the police chief, approved of the smaller-capacity festival, his board would follow suit.”This is a developing story…
Photo via Rukes.com
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Diplo Looks To Throw 2-Day Mad Decent Block Party With Major Lazer & Billie Eilish
First We Feast‘s Hot Ones is about to host one of it’s biggest guests yet, Shaquille O’Neal, better known as Shaq, aka DJ Diesel.
If you’re not familiar with Hot Ones — it’s the show with hot questions and even hotter wings. The interview-style series on YouTube heats up as the wings get progressively hotter. We’re talking a Scoville rating up to 2,000,000+.
The show’s host Sean Evans will certainly have a lot of topics to cover with this superstar athlete turned DJ. All the while they both chow down on some dangerously hot wings. The only question now is — can Shaq handle the heat?
Shaq’s episode of Hot Ones hits the web this week, on March 14th. Check back here soon to watch!
NEW GUEST ALERT SHAQ takes on the wings of death this Thursday at 11AM ET
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Brownies & Lemonade has the scoop on one of the most elusive acts in dance music — Dog Blood.
The rare duo consisting of Boys Noize and Skrillex are known to pop up on lineups here and there, but whether or not they’ve been working on new music together has remained a mystery until now. B&L is here to confirm that both artists are currently in Germany “putting in work.” And, get this — new Dog Blood music is most definitely “on the way.”
This is the kind of news worth screaming from the roof tops. At long last, we’ll get to hear what Dog Blood has been cooking up. It will be worth the wait, guaranteed. But wait — there’s more!
B&L has also revealed the first-ever Dog Blood warehouse party is in the works. This will be the very first time Boys Noize and Skrillex play together outside of a music festival (not counting pop up, surprise sets like Webster Hall).
Coming up, Dog Blood is expected to play at Ultra Music Festival and a B&L All Stars party during Miami Music Week. Plus, Buku Music Festival and Sunset Music Festival.
2019 is the year of Dog Blood! Here’s our proof…
skrillex & boys noize currently in germany putting in work
new dog blood music on the way
first ever dog blood warehouse party on the way
it's also the first non-festival dog blood set
and it all goes down at B&L Miami
— Brownies & Lemonade (@TeamBandL) March 12, 2019
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Boys Noize & Skrillex Are FINALLY Working On New Dog Blood Music
The fate of Spring Awakening Music Festival has been hanging in the balance for months now as fans grew inpatient. A few months ago SAMF met an all too familiar fate of their venue being pulled out from under them after the alderman of the 12th ward here in Chicago got wind that the festival had plans to move to Douglas Park, the home of Riot Fest.
Thankfully, the wait is finally over! Spring Awakening has officially announced their new venue Poplar Creek at 59-90 Entertainment District in Hoffman Estates, a northwestern suburb of Chicago. The new 2019 location boasts 27 acres of land, nearly double that of last year’s site, which allows for bigger and better stages, more production, and additional experiential activitions. Complimentary shuttles from nearby Metra stations to the festival grounds will be provided to fest-goers. Additionally, the grounds are less than ten minutes from multiple hotel options, and for the first time in SAMF history, the location will allow for festival parking on site.
While this new venue confirms many people’s suspicions of the festival moving into the suburbs of Chicago, those same people have to understand the difficulties that come along with securing venues and coordinating an event as large as SAMF. This new move will force React Presents to get creative, and, hopefully, is a chance to breathe new life into the event! Plus, along with this much anticipated news we are also lucky enough to get a taste of some of the artists in the same announcement.
The headliners this year boast awesome talent from the likes of DJ Snake, GRiZ, Illenium, Martin Garrix, Rezz, and Zedd taking over the Solstice and Equinox stages. The full lineup, that will showcase more than 90 artists, will come later this week on Friday, March 15th!
Tickets for Spring Awakening are on sale now on their website, snag them while you can!
Photo via Spring Awakening
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Spring Awakening Announces Headliners and New Location for 2019
Two vastly renowned artists in the house music scene, DubVision and Syzz, were unexpected to collaborate. DubVision known for a number of their massive dance music singles, embrace a unique progressive pop approach with their newest single “Enlighten Me.” It might be the influence of Syzz, but whatever the case, the mainstream product sounds fantastic.
“Enlighten Me” has a heartwarming vocal on it, which somewhat reminds me of Capital Cities. Dreamy pop synths fill the atmosphere and breathe the production to life. The vocal is a key highlight of the track and likely helps the song reach its full potential. I’ve always been a lover of pop songwriting and electronic elements which is exactly what these artists have blended together so smoothly!
For more music from DubVision and Syzz follow them both on Spotify!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: DubVision and Syzz combine forces for “Enlighten Me” [Armada Music]
After teasing a “big show announcement” last Thursday, Illenium has officially delivered, and then some…
Reaffirming his rockstar status, Illenium has announced his biggest headline show to date at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY on September 21, as well as a two-night stand at Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater on October 11 and 12.
A special pre-sale begins tomorrow, March 13, while general on-sale commences March 15. Tickets will be available here.
While this seems like major news on its own — and it is — a more watchful eye will also see another announcement tucked away. Under the Madison Square Garden date on the official flyer, it states the show will be a NEW ALBUM LIVE SET.
That’s right, we can officially expect a new Illenium album at least by September.
The first of the two Red Rocks dates in October will also be a new album live set, followed by a Throwback Set on night two.
What a beautiful day indeed…
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This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Illenium Announces New Album, Headlining Shows At Madison Square Garden & Red Rocks
Innervisions, a tech house collective and record label founded by Dixon and Âme, will be making their LA debut this May. Plans for the event have been revealed to include extended open-air performances by Dixon, Âme (DJ Set), and Trikk set against the breathtaking view of the Los Angeles skyline making it a rare North American addition to the annual showcase series. In 2018, Innervisions’ showcases were held in London, Moscow, Marrakesh, Barcelona, and Paris. There was an event planned to be held in New York but it was unfortunately canceled following the abrupt closure of the event’s venue.
According to the press release “The LA event pairs the joy of dancing under a Southern California midsummer sunset, the drama of LA’s cinematic skyline and the history and discovery of seeing an iconic LA urban park reimagined for one night only.”
Innervisions has teamed up with Los Angeles production company Future Primitive for the event, which will run from 4-11pm.
More information on Innervisions:
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Dixon and Âme’s Innervisions To Host Open Air Performance In Downtown Los Angeles, May 18
Well, we all knew it was coming. The final artist announced for Porter Robinson’s inaugural music festival Second Sky is…. Madeon.
With this announcement, the full festival lineup has finally been revealed:
Doors open at noon on June 15. Ticket presale will begin at 10:00 AM PST tomorrow, March 13.View this post on Instagram
A post shared by porter robinson (@porterrobinson) on Mar 12, 2019 at 11:30am PDT
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Final Artist Announcement For Porter Robinson’s Second Sky: Madeon
Making its way out of AESTHETE Music this week is ‘Too Late,’ a track from We Architects and Abi F Jones. Designed to get you in the mood for summer, this tune has been expertly produced by the Spanish duo, and they have already worked with the superb Abi on ‘Reign Over Me.’
Engaging the senses with a catchy vocal hook and some groove-laden piano flicks, ‘Too Late’ has some mellow groove whilst maintaining rich musicality. The label says of this release: “Since we started the label in 2018, We Architects are now releasing their 4th song – definitely one of our favorites to work with and we’re sure this partnership will last for many more releases… we’re really happy that Alvaro, Victor and Abi are part of our small AESTHETE family!”
Hear ‘Too Late’ below.
From the first time that Virginia Key was named the replacement venue for Ultra Music Festival, after being removed from Bayfront Park, transportation has been one of its main issues. Ultra revealed shuttle and ferry options earlier this year, but ride share options remained scant.
Following a meeting this week at the city’s downtown administrative headquarters, the Miami Herald has published a report stating that Ultra might do away with ride shares altogether this year.
According to Ray Martinez, Ultra’s spokesman and security chief, Ultra has secured over 200 shuttles (the exact number is still being determined) to transport attendees from any of three shuttle stops in the city of Miami: the old Miami Herald site near the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, AmericanAirlines Arena and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Each bus can carry 55 passengers, allowing for approximately 11,000 attendees to be moved at maximum capacity at any one time.
Ferries will also be available for purchase (shuttles are free).
The issue, however, isn’t getting attendees to the festival — it’s getting them out. Attendees are expected to come to the festival at a steady rate throughout the day. “But the end of the night will create a new dynamic for Ultra,” writes the Herald, as up to 60,000 people leave each night.
“Uber’s number one concern is the safety of our driver-partners and riders,” said Javi Correoso, Uber spokesman. “The event’s location poses significant logistical challenges, which is why we have flagged concerns and made recommendations to establish a transportation plan that prioritizes safety and efficiency.”
“We have no idea whether it’s going to be one person using a rideshare company or 500,” said Key Biscayne Police Chief Charles Press. “Every car reduced from the causeway will help mitigate the traffic issues coming from the festival.”
No parking will be made available to general admission attendees, and “on-site parking will only be offered to staff, attendees requiring special accommodations, vendors and to a limited number of VIP ticket holders,” says Martinez.
Writes the Herald, “Karla Damian, a spokeswoman for the Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works department, told the Herald that Ultra submitted a traffic plan in February that is still pending approval from multiple government departments. County administrators still need schematics showing pedestrian walkways and fencing along the causeway’s median.”
Photo via aLIVE Coverage for Ultra
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Ultra & City Of Miami Still Debating Ride Share Options For 2019 Festival
Today, I bring you a message of hope. Of love. And of the promise of a bright new day! Given our current culture and the state of our country as a whole, there could not be a better time for Griz and Matisyahu to team up and bring a message like this to the world in their music video for “A New Day.” With all the violence and the attacks that have been pervading our society, it falls to artists like these guys to not just recognize the problem, but to offer up a message of hope for the healing and renewal that can come.
In this heartfelt and moving video, messages from people who have actually been affected by the events of the past few years put faces to the words we have read. It brings humanity at its most vulnerable to the main stage, demonstrating that humans have an almost unwavering strength to not only persevere, but also to forgive. And through this process, they can help others to heal and rebuild a better world at the same time.
Using live news footage, personal videos, and fantastic cinematic beauty, the video overlays a song that, as its name suggests, inspires us to get up live “A New Day.” True to his roots, Matisyahu’s signature reggae vocals and rhythmic prowess shine bright against this powerful backdrop. Weaving his island vibe into Griz’s cleverly manipulated electronic base creates a sound that both excites and delights! In a completely revitalized imagining of what both genres are know for, both Griz and Matisyahu create a friendship of sound that has us in awe wondering what we just heard!
It is a must see and a must hear, so make sure to check out the video HERE right now!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Griz X Matisyahu Drop Poignant Music Video for “A New Day”
Ram Records has just added a new release from New Zealand born, London based producer Joe Moses aka Need For Mirrors. With the Royal Blood EP on their sister label ProgRAM already under his belt this year, Need For Mirrors makes the step up to RAM with two sublime bits of music.
‘Arp Tune’ moves with reverb-laden piano stabs and arpeggiated notes (hence the title..), conjuring up a cinematic listening experience, while ‘Reverie’ is a slightly more delicate affair: plucked string melodies and rippling synths add depth to the constant, shuffling breaks and beat patterns.
Take a listen below.
Staying true to their roots in darker, underground sounds, the producers maintain an access to melody on ‘Eternal Now’ that allows us to get lost in such progressive melancholy, transporting you away with its expansive riffs and pitched vocal chops.
‘Eternal Now’ is a solid collaboration that surpasses the standards of the many genres of electronica, especially in terms of big stage festival tracks. Give it a spin below and keep up to date with Wakaan’s latest releases whilst you’re at it.
Deadmau5 is ready to unleash Cube 3.0 on the world and the world isn’t ready for it.
If you signed up for text alerts from mau5 via cubev3.com yesterday, then you received a YouTube link this morning leading to the hyperlapse video below. In it, a team of engineers and stage hands construct the cube from the bottom up, LED panels, light strips, and all.
There are a few major points to take away from this demonstration:
In terms of pure technology, apart from the Ultra main stage itself, the Cube 3.0 will be the most visually impressive show during the whole festival. Deadmau5 closes out the Live Arena on Saturday, March 30.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Deadmau5 Shares Hyperlapse Of His Cube 3.0 Construction
The main festivities at Tomorrowland Winter will finally commence tomorrow, Wednesday, March 13. And even if you’re not there in France watching it all go down in person, you can stay warm in the comfort of your home and watch the Tomorrowland live stream and Tomorrowland One World Radio on tomorrowland.com or with the Tomorrowland app.
Despite a small hiccup during a snow storm yesterday, the Tomorrowland Winter main stage opens tomorrow with performances from DJ Snake, Afrojack, Vini Vici, and more. Each day will five acts from the main stage, including Thursday headliner Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Friday headliner Martin Garrix.
View the complete live stream schedule below. The stream begins at 9:00 AM PST/12:00 PM EST each day.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Tomorrowland Winter Releases Full Live Stream Schedule
Ultra Music Festival has loads of special, unique, and exclusive performances lined up for its 2019 edition going down in just a little under three weeks. Among them is the world debut of Deadmau5’s Cube 3.0, a massive, towering structure that will be unveiled at the Live Arena on Saturday, March 30.
Now, we know that the Cube will absolutely be heading out on tour, thanks to an Instagram post from mau5 himself and an accompanying website. Fans can sign up for text alerts for the tour, so be sure to have your phone handy. (Redditors are also trying to decipher the code on the cube — see the progress here.)View this post on Instagram
A post shared by deadmau5 (@deadmau5) on Mar 10, 2019 at 1:04pm PDT
On another reddit thread, deadmau5 also confirmed that he’ll be working on a new album following Ultra “while the adults schedule up the tour shit and lock in the dates.” Deadmau5’s last album, not counting his orchestral project from 2018, where’s the drop?, was 2016’s W:/2016ALBUM/.Comment from discussion Toronto fans; what do you think the chances are of us getting a v3 show at home? Also sharing some mau5 appreciation.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Deadmau5 Teases Full Tour With Cube 3.0 & New Album
Three weeks before Ultra Music Festival opens its gates in Miami, Brickell residents in the city have filed an “emergency complaint” against Miami, alleging that it violated its own charter in allowing Ultra to occupy Virginia Key.
The complaint boils down to the agreement between the City of Miami and Ultra Music Festival allegedly being misrepresented as a license, rather than a lease. Doing so would sidestep the competitive bidding process required by the city charter.
This isn’t even the first time that the license-versus-lease argument was used against Ultra. According to the Miami Herald, writes Miami New Times, “the license-versus-lease tactic was first raised last year by downtown residents trying to remove Ultra from Bayfront Park. City commissioners rejected an agreement to keep the festival at Bayfront before the idea evolved into a legal complaint.”
A representative of the City of Miami said , “We are reviewing the complaint and will defend the city’s interest.”
H/T Miami New Times | Photo by @Philippe Wuyts Photography
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Miami County Residents File Emergency Complaint Against City Of Miami & Ultra Music Festival
It’s been a hot minute since Disclosure went on a full-fledged tour and we’re been missing them. Thankfully, that short hiatus is over, and the dynamic dance duo have announced a variety of shows that include clubs and music festivals across the states.
Disclosure share all the need-to-know details in the post below: “USA!!! We’re coming back!!! Here’s a list of shows we’ll be playing this year, tickets on sale Friday, March 15th at 10am local. See you ALL there!!”
Soon enough, Disclosure will circulate again with stops at Lightning in a Bottle, Movement Music Festival, Club Space, Brooklyn Mirage and more. To stop it all off, Disclosure have announced a show at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheare.
Disclosure has been releasing music left and right, check out some of the new material here.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 15th at 10am local time — more info and tickets here.Disclosure US Tour – May 2019
USA!!! We’re coming back!!! Here’s a list of shows we’ll be playing this year, tickets on sale Friday, March 15th at 10am local. See you ALL there!!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Disclosure Announce 2019 US Tour, Capping Off Their Epic Run At Red Rocks
And I will find you / I will find you / I will reach you / Or I, I, I will lose my mind
Those lyrics are forever ingrained in our minds, especially today as Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso‘s classic “Calling (Lose My Mind)” turns 7-year-old. The lyrics remain just as impactful — and the sound has aged like a fine wine. Classics simply never die.
When “Calling” featuring OneRepublic‘s Ryan Tedder first hit our ears in 2012, when electronic music was accelerating at a rapid pace. Seven years later, we appreciate the same kind of magic heard at work here with this progressive masterpiece.
Sebastian Ingrosso and Alesso achieved much success with their collaborative track “Calling.” Not only did the smash find itself at the top of Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Songs chart, it was also a top 10 hit in Australia and the UK.
The song was originally featured on Swedish House Mafia’s compilation album Until Now.Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso – Calling (Lose My Mind) ft. Ryan Tedder
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso’s Masterpiece “Calling” Just Turned 7