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EDC Las Vegas Officially Happening May 2021, Confirms Pasquale Rotella

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 20:35

COVID made the festival industry take a back seat for over a year and fans across the world have been dying to attend a rave/festival again. While the country is slowly seeing bars, restaurants, movie theatres, and more open-up, music fans are asking, “When is live music coming back?”. One of those big festivals everyone is waiting on is EDC Las Vegas and while everyone 16 or older is getting their vaccinations, things are still a bit uncertain.

A ton of rumors and speculations have been floating around the EDM community whether EDC Las Vegas will take place in May 2021, October 2021, or 2022. We’re officially 43 days away but Pasquale Rotella can now officially confirm that EDC will in fact take place on its original dates, Fri, May 21, 2021 – Sun, May 23, 2021.

Electric Daisy Carnival is finally on the horizon. There were times during the pandemic when many of us lost hope. We were challenged to learn & listen to our hearts & trust that the storm would eventually pass, making way for a bright & sunny future for those in our community & around the world.

With the world being shutdown for over a year, I’m happy to announce we’re on our way to being able to celebrate in person. Book your flights, hotels & shuttles — EDC Las Vegas is on for May 21+22+23! ❤

We are moving forward as planned & will be working closely with local & state officials to make the show as safe as possible. You can expect the full EDC experience with no details spared, from the festival grounds to the music, stages, art, performers, artists & fireworks! I look forward to seeing all your beautiful faces & feeling your incredible energy, and I couldn’t be more excited.✨

More details on safety protocols & the lineup will be shared soon. If you’re unable to attend in May 2021, no worries, but you’ll be missed. You can go to the link in my bio to transfer your ticket to 2022.

We’re ready to spread our wings & embrace our community who we miss so much. We know there may be challenges in front of us, which we will accept & do our best to overcome. We’ve been apart for a long time & I can’t wait to join you, united, Under the Electric Sky. ❤????????


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Nevada Has Denied EDC Las Vegas’ Safety Proposal, Which Included COVID-19 Sniffing Dogs & More

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 18:36

As we get closer to the light of what seems to be a never-ending tunnel that is this pandemic, things are starting to inch back towards normal. While events are allowed again in some states and are weeks away from being allowed in others, festivals are the one thing that has not quite come back. Due to the large capacity and the fact that this pandemic is not quite over, many festivals that were slated for the spring or early summer postponed until the fall or pushed until 2022. That is, of course, except for EDC Vegas.

EDC Vegas is set to happen May 21-23, 2021. As the festival gets closer, people have been wondering and asking whether it is happening. A festival of that magnitude happening in a little over a month seems too much to hope for. Pasquale promised updates to come soon, and everyone has been waiting.

Today, we got some kind of an update. Insomniac proposed a plan to the Nevada Department of Business and Industry to make EDC Vegas happen this year. The plan includes requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for attendees, mask-wearing at the festival, and COVID-19 detection dogs.

COVID-19 detection dogs are something this writer had never heard of until now, but canines can apparently sniff out COVID-19 the way they can drugs. Used as an “additional line of defense,” the dogs would be used only if conclusive evidence was found that it is a legitimate way to detect COVID-19. As of now, there is only a suggestive study on it out that was published in February. The dogs would not be the end-all, be-all – if they did sniff anyone out, a COVID-19 would be administered and have to come back negative.

What was glaringly missing from the plan is any social distancing measures. No pods, no squares, no cars, no limited capacity. The festival that sees 200,000 people of the three-day weekend is going to let people do what they do as long as they wear masks and are negative before doing it. The outdoor nature of the event is cited as “low risk” for transmission.

Nevada Department of Business and Industry spokesperson Teri Williams confirmed that EDC submitted the plan to officials, but that the plan was not approved by the state. Williams said EDC organizers have yet to submit a revised proposal for consideration.


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Swedish House Mafia Signs With The Weeknd’s Manager Sal Slaiby

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 21:47

Swedish House Mafia had some change last month, splitting with both their manager Ron Laffitte and Columbia Records. They have now filled the manager position, signing with none other than Sal Slaiby, the manager for The Weeknd.

Wassim “Sal” Slaiby has made a name for himself in the industry. He was named 2020’s manager of the year by Variety and represents not only The Weekend and now Swedish House Mafia, but other well-known clientele, such as French Montana and Ty Dolla $ign.

Slaiby is the third manager for Swedish House Mafia in the last decade. The trio still does not have a new label, but it seems only a matter of time until that changes as well. They were in the studio together in February and seem to have something in the works for their next reunion phase.


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RÜFÜS DU SOL Announce Headlining Performance at Los Angeles’ Banc of California Stadium Friday November 12

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 14:02

Today RÜFÜS DU SOL have announced their inevitable return to center stage in Los Angeles, taking over the colossal haunts of Banc of California Stadium on Friday, November 12 for what will become their biggest headlining show to date. This first-ever electronic music headlined concert at the stadium signals brighter days ahead soundtracked by the impending reveal of the band’s time in studio isolation. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting April 14 at 12pm PT at

RÜFÜS DU SOL’s mutual love affair with Los Angeles and its revelers is no secret; it’s a city that’s shaped their lives and art, a place that’s defined their sound from the depths of Downtown to the expanse of its surrounding natural wonder. The band’s 2019 triumph at LA State Historic Park helped reimagine what they themselves know to be capable of. It was in sync with a career-high of 20,500 souls that they seamlessly floated through their beloved catalog, stripping and repurposing hits and fan favorites alike to the awe of all in attendance.


For RÜFÜS’s Banc of California debut they will be joined by fellow Australian live-electronic icons Flight Facilities, a group that has fused the vibe and sensibilities of the Gold Coast with a multi-era approach to production and curation. The ARIA award-winning band is known diversely for shimmering disco cuts like ‘Foreign Language’ and symphonic hits like ‘Clair De Lune’. For Jimmy and Hugo no day is the same; one week they are remixing Cut Copy and Miike Snow and they next collaborating with Emma Louie or Broods. They too have hinted at new music ahead, a welcomed addition to the night’s wide-reaching cauldron of classics, fresh material, and specially tailored live renditions.

The band has also tapped their longtime collaborators and Lightning in Bottle producers Do LaB to bring their signature art installation magic to the event. Do LaB played a key role in RÜFÜS DU SOL’s stateside explosion, powering their first Los Angeles breakout dates. The two entities will further their deep and creative relationship with new immersive design work specially tailored for this groundbreaking show.

Three years following the release of SOLACE, RÜFÜS DU SOL are prepared to revitalize the senses and further their shared journey with fans around the world. Stay locked…..

Los Angeles, it’s been a minute. We’re back November 12th at Banc of California Stadium. Sign up for presale access via link below ???? #newmusic #newshow #newvenue

— RÜFÜS DU SOL (@RufusDuSol) April 7, 2021

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Bassnectar and Management Team Being Sued For Human Trafficking, Child Pornography and Sexual Abuse

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 20:45

Today, on April 5th, a group of attorneys based in Philadelphia filed a lawsuit against Bassnectar and his management. The charges? Human trafficking and sexual abuse.

The lawsuit has been filed amidst multiple allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse. Brian Kent, Stewart Ryan, and Alexandria MacMaster of Laffey, Bucci & Kent, LLP and Nashville attorney Phillip Miller of Miller Law Offices filed the suit against Lorin Ashton (Bassnectar), and Amorphous Music, Inc., Bassnectar Touring, Inc., Redlight Management, Inc., C3 Presents, L.L.C, and Interactive Giving Fund. It was on behalf of two female plaintiffs, who stated that they were “sexually abused as minors.” They cited accusations of “grooming, abuse, and trafficking” that were documented in the @evidenceagainstbassnectar Instagram account. It alleges that not only Bassnectar, but his management company engaged in human trafficking ventures. In addition to this, Bassnectar faces allegations of “manufacturing and possessing child pornography.”

Last year in June, as the allegations were being brought to light, Bassnectar responded by saying,

The rumors of sexual misconduct that are circulating about me are completely untrue. I want to leave it at that, because it truly is that simple. I have never been involved in anything that was not absolutely, unequivocally consensual. During a time when high profile men are being called out for their violence against women, I am proud to be an ally of women and stand in solidarity with victims. Thank you to all those who are listening to real victims of abuse and standing to support women.

He then formally announced an indefinite hiatus from music.

The #MeToo movement across the country has led to women recently making their voices heard about the abuse, harassment, and worse that they face presently or have faced in the past. The EDM community has seen a rising tide of sexual misconduct allegations against well-known DJs. Many times it was a rumor mill already known within the community, but now they are becoming hard truths that are being brought to light.

Of the lawsuit, attorney Brian Kent stated,

We have seen a true reckoning in recent years of powerful individuals and institutions finally being held to account for years of sexual abuse against adults and minors. But we have only begun to scratch the surface of how these influential figures and entities can go on for years committing abuses without being held responsible. This lawsuit is about seeking justice not just against Bassnectar but against the corporations that cooperate in and help facilitate the abuses he is alleged to have committed.

Whether awful incidents such as these happened yesterday or years ago, accountability and justice are never too late to demand.

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ZHU Was Recently Featured on Marvel’s “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” on Disney+

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 15:46

ZHU got some great exposure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when his track “Came for the Low” was featured on Disney+’s hit show Tha Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The dark baseline and beat fit the energy as one would hope, and hopefully, some unbeknownst viewers got exposed to an artist they’ll follow from now on!

Reddit user bbmarvelluv posted about it on r/Zhu, but hesitated to show the video because of a potential spoiler, but luckily we got the clip for you to enjoy but watch at your own risk if you have yet to see the newest episode. The dark baseline and beat fit the energy as one would hope, and hopefully, some unbeknownst viewers got exposed to an artist they’ll follow from now on!

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier concludes on April 23rd. If you want to catch up, you can start from episode 1 now on Disney+.



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California to Allow Indoor Concerts, Theater Performances, Other Private Gatherings Starting April 15

Fri, 04/02/2021 - 19:05

California is doing something right and it seems like that reward is on the way. While the state’s Republicans are calling for Governor Newsom’s recall because of how he handled the COVID-19 pandemic, California’s COVID rates are at a record low.

California was one of the first and hardest hit places in the United States with the pandemic, as San Francisco, and then the state, became an epicenter next to New York of COVID-19 cases. There has been a yo-yo of openings, closings, and half and half as Newsom established a tier system that dictated what could be open and what could stay closed. The worst of the lockdowns ended right after the holidays, as we moved past the fear of the holiday spike. Since then, vaccines rollouts began around the nation. As of this writing, 40% of people in the over 16 years old had been vaccinated with at least one dose. Events around the state were still regulated to outdoor only. In a state that mostly avoids harsh winter weather, Park N’ Raves and other drive in concerts held everyone over as we waited.

The wait, it seems, is finally over. The California Department of Public Health announced today on April 2nd that indoor concerts, theater performances, and other private gatherings would be allowed starting April 15.

That is right, California. In 13 days from now, some of the indoor activities we have missed the most will be allowed again. With the rate of people testing positive for COVID-19 at a record low and many being vaccinated, this new step is a huge lift in restrictions, something that had been happening at a slow and cautious pace before.

Safety measures, such as mask wearing and staying physically distant, are still being urged by the governor. Nothing will be at full, bump into your neighbor capacity – the level of restriction in each county will dictate the amount of people that can be inside. Establishments such as gyms and restaurants are operating at a limited indoor capacity, and the performances and events will follow suit. California still has their four tier system in place, meaning that if the numbers increase, restrictions can come back into place. Purple tier won’t be allowed indoor events. Red tier is limited to 10% capacity for a place that holds 1,500 people and 20% for places that hold more than that. This capacity increases at lower tiers.

In order to attend these events at a venue, people will have to show either proof of FULL vaccination or a negative test result.

This is exciting news that comes on the heels of the summer season less than two months away. Keep being safe and soon enough this pandemic will hopefully be far, far behind us.

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Saint Müsik Returns With New Progressive House Anthem ‘Back To Life’

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 12:28

Saint Müsik is back with absolute festival anthem, ‘Back To Life’ featuring ZHIKO. Fired up with pure energy, the track is akin to most of your favorite big room house and progressive bangers that we can’t wait to hear on a proper sound system. ‘Back To Life’ showcases Saint Müsik’s trademark sound that is complemented nicely with vocals by Billboard charting producer and EDM vocalist, ZHIKO.

Early support from their peers, such as Blasterjaxx & Sophie Francis, have helped put Saint Müsik onto their international success. And it’s really no wonder with their previous tracks ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’, ‘My Heart Will Go On ft. Alina Renae’ & ‘Take My Hand’ garnering high volumes of plays across streaming platforms. It’s safe to say that we haven’t heard the last of Saint Müsik.

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Listen To Beatnik Neon’s Latest Album ‘Yoreself’

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 17:48

Houston-based electronic music project, Beatnik Neon, recently dropped an 8-track experimental LP, ‘Yoreself’. It goes from subtle beats to darker elements of traps and incorporates a wide arrangement of live instruments including: the piano, saxophone, cello, guitar, and bass. It’s hard to box these boy up in any sort of genre because their sounds range from those akin to the Gorillaz and Linkin Park, while incorporating vocals similar to a mellow System of A Down if they were purely electronic. If we had to pick out a few of our favorite songs it would be ‘Spiders’ and ‘Yourself’. ‘Yourself’ follows ‘Spider’ and together the separate tunes could be one song altogether.

Beatnik Neon is composed of Nolan Farmer and Yann McBreton, however, they had a lot of special collaborators to create the crossover sounds they successfully aimed for. Paul Simmons, Christopher Greaney ( Bel Ronin ), MIEARS, Christine Nicole were all contributors either through songwriting, instrumentation or production. As stand alone project, Beatnik Neon loves big drums, bass and live instruments to create a sonic soundscape unlike any other.

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Restless Mosaic Drops New Experimental LP ‘There’s Much Left To Explore’

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 17:32

Restless Mosaic dives into an experimental 10-track album, ‘There’s Much Left To Explore’. Building on the Windows 95 pinball game Loony Labyrinth, ‘Game Over’ sign, Restless Mosaic blends genres you wouldn’t expect to get mixed together, odd time signatures, and all sorts chords. ‘Swelter’ opens the audio journey with a tune almost similar to what you’d expect an Windows 95 pinball game to begin with. A door opening into the depths of mystery and unknown. Throughout the album you’ll get in touch with bold and obscure soundscapes and design such as the ambient tracks, ‘There’s Much Left To Explore’, and ‘You Only Want Rain Because You’re On Fire’. ‘Tiles on the Tiles’, a playful phrase on mosaics, gives listeners some crunchy characteristics akin to house and techno.

“Mosaics are colorful and intricate and expressive, but they’re also fixed to where they are. If you were a mosaic, you’d be restless – wanting to get up and find colors like yours. There’s Much Left to Explore captures that feeling, a vital one as a pandemic has grayed the world and left many feeling trapped. It’s about finding horizons and seeing what’s around the next corner. It’s about feeling freedom for the first time. It is made possible by lockdown while being lockdown’s natural predator.”

Restless Mosaic is the brainchild of Brandon Isleib. Baseball columnist, book author, lawyer, and music-maker, Isleib has worn many hats throughout his days. The ongoing lockdowns due to Covid19 and his unique conversations with Grammy Award-winning producer BT, Christian Burns, and LYRE planted the seeds of motivation to curate what is now ‘There’s Much Left To Explore’.

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HARD Summer 2021 Lineup Announced with NEW Venue Location

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 15:05
The hype for HARD Summer 2021 has officially begun as Insomniac just announced the official festival dates and ticket-on sale date.

The good folks over at HARD events decided to start anticipation of their own as they announced the next edition of HARD Summer 2021, which takes place on Saturday, July 31st and Sunday, August 1st., 2021 for at the NOS Events VCenter in Southern California. HARD Summer is loved nationally as one of California’s best festivals. And coming this August, ravers, hip hop heads, and headbangers will get to experience a cutting-edge lineup like no other as HARD Summer 2021 makes its return to SoCal. HARD Summer Tickets 2021 Tickets go on sale THIS Friday @ 10AM pst!


HARD Summer rapidly rose to prominence within the dance community for its edgy electro and bigger-than-life performances since its debut back in 2007. Fusing the likes of electronic and hip-hop, fans have come to appreciate the festival for its high octane energy, alternative communities, and for breaking acts like Skrillex, Diplo, Gesaffelstein, Boys Noize, Steve Aoki, and Justice to American audiences making HARD one of the biggest brands in the world. The HARD Summer Lineup 2021 in full is right down below!

HARD SUMMER 2021 GIVEAWAY: Which artists/DJs are YOU excited to see live? Comment below to win a 2-day pass to HARD Summer 2021 BUY TICKETS HERE

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Deadmau5’s Cat Meowingtons Now Officially Has His Own OnlyFans

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 14:37

Only Fans just made history this week by employing its first high-profile non-human user: Deadmau5’s cat, Meowingtons. The online platform gained tens of millions of followers in the last year because of the pandemic. Though the service itself advertises as a platform for all types of creators, meme-sharers around the web know it most popularly for sexually explicit content, especially when Tumblr banned the posting of it in 2018. In 22 posts, the cat has proven it can inject just as much cuteness as it does on its Instagram. Better still, the subscription is totally free since she’s already paid off her student loans for her Ph. D program.

Check out all of the content here.

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Jeffrey Sutorius Loses Trademark Battle For Rights to Use Stage Name “Dash Berlin”

Mon, 03/29/2021 - 20:28

Jeffrey Sutorius, previous member of electronic music trio Dash Berlin, left the group back in 2018, citing issues in the group. He began creating music under his own name, releasing it in the fall.

Issues continued with his former creative partners, Sebastiaan Molijn and Eelke Kalberg. Then in 2019, He “reclaimed” the Dash Berlin name back. Molijn and Kalberg decided to part ways with the project and gave full creative control to Sutorius. Dash Berlin released what was to be their final track, “Locked Out Of Heaven,” with Jonathan Mendelsohn, in March 2019.

In June, Sutorius thanked his lawyer, friends, and family, alluding to a difficult battle over the likes of the name.

Now, it appears that the name that he fought so hard for is no longer his. He announced on his social media pages in a statement:

“Unfortunately, it has been sentenced last week that the Dash Berlin trademarks must be transferred to my former partners in Dash Berlin and that as of March 17th I cannot use the name Dash Berlin, as I’ve done in the past 13 years, any longer. I know this seems weird and to me personally it feels very unfair, but it is something that I have to accept and deal with for now. Therefore, from today onwards, I will be performing, producing, and releasing exactly as you are used to, under my own name, JEFFREY SUTORIUS, and no one will ever be able to take that name away from me.”

The name of Dash Berlin has gone back to Kalberg and Molijn, and Sutorius will release music under his name.

A personal message from me.
Love, Jeffrey

— Jeffrey Sutorius (Official) (@Jeff_Sutorius) March 29, 2021

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Carl Cox to Officially Release An Autobiography This Sumer 2021 Titled, “Oh Yes, Oh Yes”

Fri, 03/26/2021 - 01:41

Carl Cox’s classic phrase “Oh yes, Oh yes” is now the title of his latest book. The autobiography will be available this August, and while it will mostly be digital, there are 1000 exclusive collectors editions out soon. For those interested, the package includes a signed edition of the book and packaging along with a 10” of his 1991 single, I Want You (Forever).

Cox may be going on a book tour for once soon; until then, fans can see Carl Cox overseas Sunrise Festival, Mystreyland, and PURE this summer. Stay tuned for more potential dates before 2021 wraps up. For now, snag a pre-order Directly Here.


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ZHU Drops First Album Single “Sky is Crying” Featuring Yuna + Official Release Date

Fri, 03/26/2021 - 01:31

Everyone’s favorite mystery man, ZHU, has released the first single from his new album, DREAMLAND. His new song titled “SKY IS CRYING” features the incredible Malaysian singer-songwriter, Yuna. On top of the smooth new single our boy ZHU dropped exciting news that Dreamland is set to drop on April 30th, 2021. He also revealed the official artwork on long with it via Twitter.

ALBUM 4:30:21

— ZHU® (@ZHUmusic) March 26, 2021

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Pasquale Rotella Has Given Us An Update Regarding EDC Las Vegas Happening May 2021

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 23:40

While the world is slowly opening back up and hundreds of thousands of people are getting vaccinated, it’s starting to show there is a light at the end of the tunnel after a horrible year that was 2020. Festivals all around the globe have slowly been announcing their lineups and new safety guidelines to host a successful event, but everyone here in the U.S. has been asking the rave famous question, is EDC Las Vegas happening in May or will it moved to October 2021?

Luckily, Pasquale Rotella just updated us via Instagram and put our minds at ease. While EDC isn’t 100% confirmed to take place in May, Rotella did submit a safety plan to Nevada Officials. He’ll let us know by April 8th, or sooner, with his final decision. Ravers, be prepared for this announcement.

EDC UPDATE: First, thank you for being so understanding & patient as we work through this. I know this process has not been ideal for many, but know that we’ve been doing everything we can to make the show happen during these challenging and ever-changing times.

For our May dates, we’ve submitted a robust safety plan that is currently under review by Nevada officials. I will let you know the final decision by April 8th or sooner. If our plan is approved, we will move forward with the May 21-23 dates, and if not, EDC will be moved to October.

I hear your travel concerns & know this is not a perfect situation. However, most Vegas hotel reservations can be canceled up to 48 hours before check-in & most airlines are not charging change fees if you book by the end of March. Wherever you decide to book, be sure to double check & confirm they are following these policies! I recommend booking your travel now & you can transfer it to October if EDC is moved. International travelers with restrictions may transfer their passes to next year without question.

If the show happens in May & you don’t want to or aren’t able to attend, you’ll have the option of transferring your ticket to 2022. If the show gets pushed to October & you can’t make it, you’ll have the option of receiving a refund.

To the Headliners asking that we move the show now, I hear your concerns. We also need to consider the Headliners who have struggled through this year & need EDC and the support of our community in their lives. We’d love to be able to pull the show off and bring light back into their lives sooner rather than later, but if the show ends up happening in October, we’ll still be able to share the magic of EDC together.

The final decision will be made very soon. Thank you again for sticking with us through this. I’ve been through a lot of ups & downs in life & I really appreciate all those who have continued on this journey with me. Whether it happens in May or October, know that I always do my best to make things happen for all of you.

I can’t wait to see you Under the Electric Sky.❤


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Amsterdam Dance Event Confirms 25th Anniversary Edition for October 2021

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 21:55

As a result of the widespread vaccination campaign and rapid test capacity in the Netherlands, ADE expects to celebrate the reopening of its industry at its 25th-anniversary edition in Amsterdam taking place from the 13th through 17th of October.

The organization is dedicated to presenting the best possible ADE experience while ensuring public health guidelines, featuring a rich and diverse program for professionals, artists, and music enthusiasts alike. The ADE team is thrilled to kick off the road to the ADE Festival 2021 with a varied lineup of organizers announcing their first shows, including Audio Obscura, Awakenings, DGTL, Dockyard, Elrow, Into the Woods, Loveland and Verknipt, as well as venues Concertgebouw, Panama, Melkweg and Paradiso. The latter two have already announced part of their program, with artists including Dave Clarke and Oliver Heldens for Melkweg and Avalon Emerson and Speedy J presents STOOR live for Paradiso set to take the stage.

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), an initiative of Buma, has grown into the world’s largest and most influential club-based festival and conference for electronic music. The event continues to grow and develop each year, with last year’s edition featuring over 2,500 artists and 600 speakers in almost 200 venues. The five-day event attracts visitors from over 146 countries and features every conceivable aspect of electronic music culture, with dedicated conference programming, an extensive arts & culture program, live music and DJ/artist performances, all spread across the city of Amsterdam.

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Hayden James, Gorgon City + Nat Dunn Team Up on New Single ‘Foolproof’

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 15:41

Triple-platinum songwriter and producer Hayden James returns with his first single of 2021 ‘Foolproof,’ a collaboration alongside revered contemporary dance duo Gorgon City and fellow Australian singer-songwriter Nat Dunn. Released today on Future Classic Records, the moody house record is a welcomed return for James, and reestablishes his position as a global house selector on the international stage for 2021.

HAYDEN JAMES · Hayden James, Gorgon City, Nat Dunn – Foolproof

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Daft Punk Rumored to Be Featured on Nintendo’s Forthcoming Game, “Splatoon 3”

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 20:09

Splatoon 3’s newest print ad in Japanese Manga Comic Coro Coro has a little Easter egg featuring Daft Punk. The detail was found by a sharp-eyed Twitter User, who noted a poster of Daft Punk in the corner of the room setup. The “Daft Punk Airlines” poster features one of the helmeted duo’s singles “Around the World” as a catchy slogan for the company:

Not sure if anyone has posted this yet but this months issue of CoroCoro had a Splatoon 3 advertisement. Also I see daft punk?

— Hazard (@HazardxGM) March 22, 2021

Daft Punk officially disbanded earlier this year. Their last couple of songs were collaborations with The Weekend, both of which went on to top the charts in their home Country of France. People are reacting to the post with speculation on whether or not the duo may have finished more music in the four years that they were not active before ending the project, including a song for this very game.

Splatoon 3 sees an official release in 2022, which will likely coincide with the franchise’s next official soundtrack, Splatune 3. The series has never featured the duo, but this easter egg and desert imagery for the game that closely resembles the videos for Daft Punk’s music videos could be more than just a coincidence.


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Steve Void (Strange Fruits) Drops Instant Classic – ‘Sweet Dreams’ [Interview]

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 16:03

Strange Fruits Label head, Steve Void is proud to present his take on a classic dance floor roller, ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)’. Taking the original vocals, chopping them up in some parts of the production, while redefining and paying homage to the song all at the time, Steve Void has properly added to the history of dance music.

Steve Void has collectively accumulated over 250 million streams across all platforms and heads the Strange Fruits imprint that continues to innovate the sounds of dance music. He comes from the same music school that put out arguably EDM’s most influential person, Martin Garrix, Herman Brood Academie.

All in all, you could attribute the success of Steve Void as an artist and label head to ambition and talent. He’s making other artist’s dreams come true in an industry he absolutely loves and adores.

Check out ‘Sweet Dreams’ down below and our exclusive interview!

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GDE: Hey Steve, thanks for joining us today. In what’s been a challenging year for many, how is everything at Strange Fruits?

Steve Void: Hey, thanks for inviting me! It’s been one hell of a year, can’t lie about that. But I must say, things are going great here at Strange Fruits! We have been growing non-stop, the numbers keep on rising, new territories are being explored and I can say with certainty that we have got a great year ahead of us. We haven’t let this pandemic get the best of us!

GDE: Congrats on your new single ‘Sweet Dreams’ (Are Made Of This), have you always been a fan of the original from Eurythmics?

Steve Void: Thanks! Of course, the original has been played in my room many, many times over the years. It’s a classic track! That’s why it didn’t take me long to come up with the idea of making it into a house banger. I tried to keep the energy and vibe of the original, while also giving it a fresh, new feel.

GDE: Since your time at Herman Brood Académie, how have you seen the landscape of the industry change?

Steve Void: The industry changes every day! When I started out, Soundcloud was the real thing. It helped me kickstart the Steve Void project and it opened the doors to many paths for me. Nowadays, a strong marketing plan is the way to go. You can be the best artist out there, but if you don’t know how to get the right people to listen to your music, you will never make it.

GDE: Have these changes enhanced your approach, or made things more challenging?

Steve Void: I have always tried to keep up with the status quo, shifting with the crowd so I could always appeal to the masses. This is always a challenge but that’s what makes it fun to me! Always thinking of new ways to stand out. If you keep challenging yourself and your brand, you will never have a boring day!

GDE: In terms of Strange Fruits, how did the brand all come about & did you have a set direction in mind for it?

Steve Void: I really wanted to give smaller artists a voice, an opportunity to let their music be heard. I didn’t like how labels gave almost no attention to my solo work and I saw that happening to other artists around me as well. So, I decided to create a home for these artists. Just like my motto says: a home for outcasts, innovators and creators everywhere!

GDE: Was there anything specific behind the unique naming & colourful look?

Steve Void: When I was a student at Herman Brood Academie, I was always eating fruit. Bananas, apples, oranges, you name it! I also always felt like the odd one out. I had a different vision on music than my fellow students – so, I actually felt like a “strange fruit”. With this in mind, I had the base for the label. Releasing music made by and for other “strange fruits”. I’m also a really cheerful person, so I wanted my brand to radiate the same feeling!

GDE: And finally, what’s next priority release wise – both as an artist yourself & for the label?

Steve Void: We have some very, very big things coming up! I can’t give you too much detail, but people need to get ready! We are focusing on giving the people what they want, while also staying true to ourselves. I’m also releasing more Steve Void tracks in the upcoming months, so be on the lookout for that too!

Thanks for this interview, I had a blast! I’m looking forward to seeing what the future has in store for us!

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