Insomniac fills out robust 2018 EDC week with over 25 artists and 14 new shows

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Insomniac added over 25 new artists and 14 events to the fifth annual EDC week in Las Vegas, coinciding with the festival’s 22nd annual installment. 

In doing so, the festival welcomes 14 signature party experiences during the week of May 16–23, including the hardstyle focused Basscon Pool Party and two dubstep-fueled Bassrush parties, along with a variety of diverse headliners throughout the week. New programming includes a vast array of parties across the cities hottest nightclubs, including Elephante, Porter Robinson, NGHTMRE, Gryffin, Hot Since 82, Illenium, Yellow Claw, and many more.

Full programming details, more information, and tickets are available here.

Tomorrowland adds impressive wave of artists to its already enormous 2018 lineup

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Tomorrowland has announced another new wave of artists for its flagship Belguim event slated for two weekends in July.

Joining the collection of already astonishing talent includes Afrojack, Alan Walker, Benny Benassi, Blasterjaxx, Chuckie, Craig David (Presents TS5), Duke Dumont, Erick Morillo, Galantis, Gui Boratto, Idris Elba, Nicole Moudaber, Ookay, Quintino, Ricardo Villalobos, Salvatore Ganacci, Tujamo, and Ummet Ozcan.

While the festival has yet to deliver on its potential Swedish House Mafia booking, time shall tell whether the festival delivers on the “unexpected,” as it has confirmed plans to continue rolling out artists into the week.

Follow the announcement on Tomorrowland’s Twitter.

Afrojack hones in on unique new sound with ‘Bed Of Roses’

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Afrojack teamed up with singer/songwriter Stanaj for a unique new single “Bed Of Roses.” Stanaj has been gaining global recognition as of late, working with artists like Drake and releasing his new EP ‘The Preview.’

With this collaboration, Afrojack continues to innovate his sound and bring some dance music to the pop charts, after recently hitting the studio with Charli XCX, French Montana and more.

“Bed Of Roses” combines enchanting vocals, soft piano riffs, and upbeat, lead synths on the drop, curated for anyone in general need of positive vibes.

According to Afrojack himself, “Teaming up with Stanaj was awesome, I think we’ve crafted a little piece of magic together and I hope the fans agree!”

Details emerge for Disneyland Paris’ second edition of Electroland

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Everyone seems to want a piece of the electronic music scene these days, and Disney certainly isn’t excluded. Last year, Disneyland Paris hosted its first ever electronic music festival called Electroland in celebration of the park’s 25th birthday. Although its quarter of a century birthday celebrations are over, the park has chosen to continue with the festival after a successful first event.

The 2017 rendition of Electroland featured Steve Aoki and Nervo as headliners, and Disneyland Paris just announced the 2018 lineup and details. This year, Disneyland Paris is bringing on Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Afrojack, and Robin Schulz as headliners in addition to Bob Sinclair and Klingande playing the open air festival. The Hollywood Tower Hotel will be outfitted with state of the art lights, screens, and special effects to match the DJs’ performances.

Fans can mark their calendars for June 29th and 30th, which are the official dates for the 2018 version of the Disneyland Paris event.

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H/T DJ Mag

Spring Awakening Music Festival shares stacked phase one lineup

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Chicago’s electronic summer staple, Spring Awakening Music Festival, will return to the Windy City’s Addams/Medill park for its seventh iteration Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10. The largest all-electronic music festival in the Midwest, Spring Awakening has released phase one of its 2018 lineup, a sizable roster of mainstream talent topped by Afrojack, Hardwell, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, deadmau5, and more.

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Championed as “one of the most seismic lineups for Spring Awakening yet,” the shock waves spurred by the festival’s first phase  only increase in intensity given the reveal of the event’s six branded stage showcases: Trance Arena, Bass Kitchen, the techno oriented Requiem, Sunday School, HELDEEP, and DJ MAG.

3-day GA and VIP passes to Spring Awakening’s seventh edition are now available for purchase, here.

DubVision and Afrojack team up for surprising ‘New Memories’

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DubVision and Afrojack have teamed up for “New Memories,” and the simple, yet catchy tune is set to be a radio hit. Progressive chords are the perfect backdrop for the folk-pop vocals, and the feel-good track has broad appeal to electronic and pop fans alike.

This release is coming off of a busy 2017 for Afrojack, who has released multiple heavy hitting collaborations inclusive of “Hands Up” with Hardwell and “Another Life” and “Dirty Sexy Money” with David Guetta. DubVision recently released “Paradise,” and the brothers show no signs of slowing down either. “New Memories” is a product of Dutch powerhouses coming together to make a hit track.

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Mercer – Encore (Afrojack & SAYMYNAME Remix)

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Following up a series of huge releases over the past few months, Afrojack has released his collaborative remix of Mercer‘s “Encore” with SAYMYNAME.

The original track, which came out in October 2015, is more melody-focused than the spin Afrojack and SAYMYNAME have put on the song. The duo have crafted a classic trap beat for the verses, leading up to an echoing, anticipatory build-up. They drop the listener into flurry of big-room festival trap madness, complete with a pounding bass line and reverberating synths.

The remix closely follows Afrojack’s massive collaboration with David Guetta, Charli XCX and French Montana, which came out less than a week prior.

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Afrojack and VASSY release new collaboration ‘Lost’ featuring Oliver Rosa

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Afrojack shows off his considerable chops  with a new collaboration with VASSY. “Lost” truly showcases Afrojack’s ability to adapt his sound and music to the evolving music industry. While there is still an essence of the recognizable Afrojack sound, this track moves in a fresh direction.

Not only does “Lost” feature irresistible piano melodies, but VASSY’s fiery vocals give the production a mystique all its own. In all, the collaboration is a stunning meld of dance music and pop sensibilities.

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Hardwell and Afrojack keep festival season alive in new video for ‘Hands Up’

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While festival season may be winding down for most, Hardwell and Afrojack evidently still have the summer festival circuit in mind. The pair of superstar DJs’ highly-anticipated co-venture, “Hands Up,” is undoubtedly primed for main stages all over the world, and its official video only serves to heavily amplify the festival feels. As it goes, the collaboration came about when Hardwell ran into some plane trouble over the summer. Afrojack picked up his fellow dutchman and lifted him to his next show. In the meantime, the shared travel experience turned out to be a opportune moment for collaboration. The video comes together as a compiled batch of clips featuring the two veteran selectors sharing the stage and messing around in their coveted off-time, bringing the viewer right back to the summer swelter just as 2017 begins to wind down.

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Want to smell like Hardwell? Now you can

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Aspiring DJs and Producers can now mimic Hardwell’s smell in addition to his production style thanks to the launch of his new fragrance. Hardwell announced via social media that he will be releasing his own fragrance called Eclipse on October 20.

 

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Between dropping a new EP, multiple singles, and previewing upcoming collaborations with the likes of Afrojack, we aren’t sure where Hardwell has found the time to create his own smell on top of all of the music releases. However, we predict the fragrance will smell as good as his music sounds.

 

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