Every year Bonnaroo Music & Arts festival brings together the best artists from a variety of genres for what is always known to be an unforgettable 4 days. What truly makes this festival so special however, is the people attending. Radiating positivity is one Bonnaroo's core values and it's something attendees do so well. As you walk through the grounds, you're greeted with nothing but smiles and high fives, and the occasional hug. It's fantastic.
This years lineup was impressive, featuring headliners like Eminem, The Killers, and Muse, with a very stacked lineup to follow. Kaskade, Chris Lake, Alison Wonderland, Mija, Justin Jay, and Shiba San were just a few of the many DJ's who appeared this year and gave some of the best performances of the weekend. Most of them appeared on the new and improved stage, The Other, backed by a massive LED wall that displayed incredible visuals. Both Shiba San & Chris Lake's sets stuck out to me most, bringing a mighty, house-centric vibe to Bonnaroo with 4 on the floor beats thundering the whole way through.
One of the coolest facets to Bonnaroo is the surprise performances, especially on the iconic Kalliope stage, which has gained quite the reputation for hosting some of the best DJ both at Bonnaroo and at Burning Man. Shiba San and Kaskade each surprised Bonnaroovians on the Kalliope stage after their own individual performances, playing from early in the morning (3/4 AM) all the way to sunrise! The experience was undeniably amazing. It was moments like these that really made this festival special.
Overall, Bonnaroo 2018 was one for the books. If you haven't been yet, this a festival that deserves to be on your bucket list. We'll be keeping you posted as we receive more news about next years lineup and experience. We will also be posting our exclusive interviews with Shiba San and Chris Lake very soon. In the meantime, enjoy some footage from Bonnaroo!
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Flaremode has been on fire this year. Most notably, they’ve held a residency at Billboard Radio, hosting a variety of sessions with special guests Martin Garrix, and David Guetta, to name just a few.
Their latest venture brings them back to Smash The House, collaborating with the talented duo Mad M.A.C for a massive remix to Angemi’s ‘Show Your Flame.’
Picking up the pace from the original, the guys produced a house-centric anthem that is going to shake dance floors all summer long. Re Bel’s beautiful vocals ride forefront during each breakdown, immersing you with a sense of euphoria as the track explodes into a colorful, electrifying drop with melodies that will have you smiling the whole way through.
Flaremode & Mad M.A.C prove to be quite the dynamic team and created an incredible remix, one that deserves to be in your playlist this summer.
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Following the release of his acclaimed single “Basketball” ft. Flo Rida which stacked up over a million streams in 2017, italian producer Jean Marie debut now his new single “Moonlight Fiesta” featuring Sean Paul. The song has an unmistakable pop vibe from the off, accentuated by warm horns that will have fans moving accordingly. Premiered on the main stage of the Ultra Music Festival 2018 in Miami, the song is followed by an official music video who is also a re-cap of the experience that Jean Marie had during the world famous festival.
In recent years as a DJ he had the opportunity to perform all over the world from Asia to America and in his role of producer he has worked with the likes of: Sean Paul, Flo Rida and Marta Sanchez.
The productions signed JEAN MARIE boast the support of many world-famous DJs, who have used his songs both in their live-set and in their radio shows and official podcasts. Many of them are real pillars of modern electronic music: Nicky Romero, Chukie, Timmy Trumpet, Blasterjaxx and Cedric Gervais.
The tracks of JEAN MARIE are also supported by the best global radio stations: BBC RADIO1, LOS40, IBIZA GLOBAL RADIO and his name appears in many of the most relevant playlists on Spotify and in countless CD compilations.
Moonlight Fiesta : release date TBA
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An assioma or postulate is a statement that is taken to be true, to serve as a premise or starting point for further reasoning and arguments. As defined in classic philosophy, an axiom is a statement that is so evident or well-established, that it is accepted without controversy or question.
Giovanni Bottai created a real axiom with his track. The wandering melody is designed wear the audience down to their purest pathos.
This is absolutely true.
Dj, Musician, Sound Engineer and Composer
Bottai makes sonic perfection.
With it's epic string sections Assioma is a beautiful composition...80's progressive basslines and synths create a pulsating soundscape of crisp and shiny effects, tantalizing grooves and bright classic flashes.
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Polish talent Blinders is back on STMPD RCRDS after the success of Okami and Snakecharmer last year and his remix of Martin Garrix and David Guetta's So Far Away.
He shows his diversity once again with this big pop anthem, contrasting euphoric beatless builds with hip-hop beats, with honey-dripping female vocals and big synth grunts used to great effect. It sounds like a certified radio hit, oozing attitude and groove and with a great stuttering hook at its core.
Fast becoming a key STMPD artist - Blinders is very clearly an exciting talent. The undeniable quality of this new track shows that he's got what it takes to work with major pop artists, and we're already looking forward to the prospect of some hot collaborations from him in the near future.
This summer we will see him playing on the STMPD RCRDS stage at Balaton Sound as well as at Music Power Explosion in Poland. Believe us when we say you don't want to miss his high-octane, eclectic sets!
Blinders 'Melt (Tasty)' is released via STMPD RCRDS on May 18.
Following the release of their acclaimed album The Aviary, which stacked up over a billion streams in 2017, Grammy-nominated duo Galantis debut their new single "Spaceship" featuring Uffie today on Big Beat Records.
Of the collaboration, Galantis notes, "After The Aviary World Tour, we were so pumped to get back out there with new music for the dance floor. 'Spaceship' takes us to the core of Galantis and our love for dance music. We couldn't be more excited to join forces with Uffie. The first time we heard 'Pop The Glock,' it blew our minds... and since then, Uffie's music has always stuck with us." while Uffie adds, "Spaceships and summer are like milk and cookies...it's just so right! I am thrilled to collaborate with the very talented Galantis duo on a track I love so much. It leaves me pining for the dance floor every time."
Galantis has confirmed select headline summer tour dates including major festival performances at Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Electric Forest and Ultra Europe. See below for a complete list of tour dates.
Galantis is the Swedish production duo Christian Karlsson (also of Bloodshy & Avant and Miike Snow) and Linus Eklöw (Style of Eye). The group's second album The Aviary debuted as a top 10 album in 23 countries and received widespread critical praise. The New Yorker proclaimed, "Galantis sends crowds soaring with reliably mammoth melodies," while NYLON furthered, "Everything Galantis touches is gold." Additionally, their debut album, Pharmacy, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Chart and spawned hit singles "Peanut Butter Jelly" and "Runaway (U&I)," the latter of which is RIAA certified gold in seven countries and earned Grammy nominations for "Best Dance Recording" and "Best Remixed Recording" via the Kaskade remix.
Uffie is a Los Angeles-based songwriter, musician, and fashion designer. She first made international waves via Paris with her first single "Pop the Glock" in 2006. In 2010 she released her debut album Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans, featuring the likes of Pharrell Williams, to critical acclaim. Following her feature on Charli XCX's "Babygirl," she headlined the Viva Phoenix festival and performed at Hard Festival 2017. Uffie is currently working on her new album in Los Angeles with executive producer Ammar Malik, J Kash and Andrew Wells; the record's first single set for summer 2018.
May 18—Gulf Shores, AL—Hangout Festival
May 26—Monterrey, Mexico—Wish Outdoor Mexico
June 1—Washington, DC—Echostage
June 2—New York, NY—Governors Ball
June 15—Stockholm, Sweden—Summerburst Festival
June 21—Rothbury, MI—Electric Forest
June 22—Las Vegas, NV—Encore Beach Club
June 23—Toronto, Canada—Dreams Festival
July 6—Split, Croatia—Ultra Europe
July 13—Las Vegas, NV—XS Las Vegas
July 14—Las Vegas, NV—Encore Beach Club
July 19—Tonsberg, Norway—Slottsfjell
July 27—Bodo, Norway—Opptur Festival
July 28—Barcelona, Spain—Unite with Tomorrowland
August 2—Chicago, IL—Lollapalooza
August 4—Las Vegas, NV—XS Las Vegas
August 5— Las Vegas, NV—Encore Beach Club
August 12—Las Vegas, NV—XS Las Vegas
August 17—Helsinki, Finland—Weekend Festival
August 18—Parnu, Estonia—Weekend Festival Baltic
August 23—London, UK—Creamfields
August 25—London, UK—South West Four
This is a song I can't stop listening to. There's not many tracks that have had this effect on me this year, but there's something special that came from this massive collaboration between K-391, Alan Walker, and vocalists Seungri & Julie Bergan. For those of you that don't know, this is K-391's debut as an artist. With more than a million followers online and recently surpassing 200 million audio and video streams, K-391 has proven as a force to be reckoned with, garnering up quite the anticipation for this official debut.
"Ignite" is truly spectacular. It features a beautiful vocal performance from both Julie Bergan and Seungri, complimenting the mix perfectly. Both K-391 & Alan Walker produced an electrifying drop, one that's unique and definitely worth the pay-off.
You can count on hearing "Ignite" at all the festivals this summer and hopefully this is just the beginning of many more collaborations between K-391 & Alan Walker! Stream "Ignite" below and make sure to add it to your playlists!
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Atlantic recording group Why Don't We has just announced their forthcoming debut appearance in Southeast Asia as part of their most extensive headling tour to date. Kicking off in February 2018, "The Invitation Tour" has traveled to audiences across North America, Europe, and now Asia. The band will play popular venues and festivals around the region in Bangkok, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and beyond.
"The Invitation Tour" celebrates Why Don't We's latest EP, "Invitation," available now via all digital music retailers and streaming services. The EP – already the prolific band's fourth release in a single year – proved an immediate international sensation, topping the iTunes Store's "Top Pop Albums" chart. Additionally, the group has already surpassed over 65 million streams globally on Spotify. Once again taking an innovative and unconventional approach towards releasing new music and engaging a rapidly growing fan base, "Invitation" arrived on Why Don't We's official one-year anniversary as a group, a milestone celebrated at an exclusive party live-streamed on the group's hugely popular YouTube channel.
In addition to national television appearances on NBC's Today and the syndicated daytime show "Live with Kelly and Ryan," the also group performed on the entire iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour, sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in pop music, including Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, and Camila Cabello, at Madison Square Garden. Why Don't We was also named "MTV PUSH: Artist To Watch" for the month of November and served as Radio Disney's "NBT" (Next Big Thing) featured artist, joining an impressive roster of "NBT" alumni including Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, Fifth Harmony and more.
Amassing more than 120 million global audio streams, 2.4 million Instagram followers, and over 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube with views exceeding 145 million, Why Don't We is one of pop music's biggest breakout stories. Following their debut EP "Only The Beginning" and EP "Something Different," it was last summer's "Why Don't We Just" EP that first exploded, hitting #1 on iTunes' "Pop Albums" chart, overtaking artists like Bruno Mars, Harry Styles, and Ed Sheeran. After selling out their first-ever headlining summer tour, the band put out their "Invitation" EP which proved an even greater success, topping iTunes' Overall Albums chart in six countries including the United States. The band's most recent single "These Girls" made a Top 10 debut on the iTunes Store's "Top Pop Songs" chart late last summer, and now boasts over 13 million worldwide streams, while its complementary visual has logged over 40 million views on YouTube alone. The band also garnered early press attention from Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, and Billboard who named the band in their annual "21 Under 21" ranking.
For complete details and ticket availability, please visit Whydontwemusic.com.
Why Don't We consists of: Daniel Seavey, Zach Herron, Corbyn Besson, Jonah Marais, and Jack Avery.
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THE INVITATION TOUR 2018
11 Bangkok, TH GMM Live House
13 Singapore, SG Zouk Singapore
15 Seoul, KR MUV Hall
18 Tokyo, JP Summer Sonic Festival, ZOZO Marine Stadium
19 Osaka, JP Summer Sonic Festival, Maishima Sonic Park
24 Taipei, TW Legacy
26 Manila, PH Samsung Hall
28 Hong Kong, HK E-max
If you're looking for something different or groundbreaking then you're in the best place:
"Human" album by Steve Angello has been finally released. Steve has really created a sound around his productions that is unlike anything else. In UMAN he display the extensive work that he puts into sound-design. Offering an atmospheric and "underground-labeled" album, Steve Angello delivers with consistency a few wild cards along the way. There's a noticeable drop of energy in these tracks which is not necessarily a bad thing because it gives the listener some breathing room before the next energetic instrumental hits.
Human is an album that touches you deeply with its incredible instrumental, where you can appreciate every detail. The vocals are awesome and the work of Steve Angello is flawless.
Fire is cool because it demonstrates Steve's versatility as a producer, and i love the upbeat nature of Eros and God.
Rest of the songs are pretty solid, all add something different. If you consider yourself a fan of progressive house or even just dance music in general, definitely give Paradiso a listen.
It starts with energetic progressive house vibes, then switches to more dark and underground sounds, and the end of the journey it brings you back to the 101% Angello's vibe feelings. It's a phenomenal track.
This is an amazing concept-album that takes you on a journey, it goes through all of that which means to be HUMAN.
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