Ultra Mexico brings the heat with first phase of 2018 lineup featuring Carl Cox, Marshmello, Illenium, and more

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There are several certainties in life: death and taxes–as the more sardonic would joke–and, of course, a stacked Ultra Mexico lineup.

Come October 13-14, the Mexico City edition of Ultra will stop by venue Foro Pegaso for a two-day electronic extravaganza.

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Phase one of the event touts mainstream favorites Marshmello, Galantis, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, and Afrojack as well as underground icons Carl Cox, Jamie Jones, and Seth Troxler. Steve Angello and NGHTMRE and Slander‘s celebrated Gud Vibrations concept account for more of the first phase’s firepower.

Purchase tickets to Ultra Mexico, here.

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Revisit Tomorrowland Day 2, Weekend 2: Armin van Buuren, Nora En Pure, Virtual Self + More

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The penultimate day of the final weekend of Tomorrowland 2018 has come to a close, but that doesn’t mean it’s gone for good. People of tomorrow can relive a jam-packed July 28 of the Story of Planaxis to the fullest: Nora En Pure gets deep as ever, Armin van Buuren returns from weekend one for back-to-back mainstage appearances, Virtual Self makes a debut in Boom, and Salvatore Ganacci returns with more shenanigans. Meanwhile, Belgian legends Cherry Moon Trax light up the mainstage with the trance classics that led to the country’s domination of dance in the 90s.

Stream Tomorrowland weekend two: second day sets by Don Diablo, Alesso, Armin Van Buuren and more [Watch]

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Tomorrowland has descended upon Belgium once again, with the final weekend of the festival’s 2018 installment now underway. The festival brings thousands of festival goers from around the world, with droves of additional fans tuning in across the globe to Tomorrowland’s four-channel stream, to catch some of the biggest electronic performances of the year. From Tiësto‘s lunar eclipse soundtracking performance to Salvatore Ganacci’s …eccentric stage presence during weekend one’s live stream, this year’s edition of the festival has already proven to be a memorable one. Now, with day two underway, fans can tune in to enjoy performances from electronic heavy hitters including Afrojack, Sebastian Ingrosso, Fatboy Slim, Above & Beyond, Nervo, and Armin Van Buuren among many others. 

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Flip between sets from a variety of acts, from Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to Armand Van Helden. Amid this weekend’s well-rounded live stream programming, fans can also go back and revisit Tomorrowland’s weekend one highlights from Carl Cox, San Holo, Alesso and more. View Tomorrowland’s full weekend two schedule below.

Afrojack the tax fraudster? The Dutch government is investigating

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Let Afrojack‘s current plight serve as a reminder to be careful about choosing a reliable tax adviser — especially while wealthy.

Per Dutch media, dance superstar Afrojack has been entangled in a tax fraught case brought on by his financial adviser, Frank B. The producer had allegedly been using shell companies and havens like Cyprus to avoid taxation over the years, per the case opened by the FIOD, Holland’s version of the IRS. They began investigating those around him — most notably, his former tour manager Hugo Langras — in May. Langras offered nothing else to the media aside from the fact that his home had been searched.

A statement from Afrojack’s team expresses the artist’s personal shock and denial of the charges. He personally has nothing to hide, they’ve advised, and are confident that he will come of out this cleanly.

Frank B. was called “the tax specialist for the stars” in the Netherlands, overseeing the finances of not just Afrojack, but also Tiësto, Patricia Paay, and more. Time will tell if more familiar names are implicated in Frank’s ongoing scandals.

 

H/T: De Telegraaf

Featured image supplied by Afrojack’s team

Here are all of the best performances of Ultra Europe 2018

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Ultra Europe‘s 2018 installment in Split, Croatia brought together some of the finest globetrotting DJs in the world — Afrojack, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, and DJ Snake, just to name a few. Now, with the festival in the review, Dancing Astronaut has gathered some of the highlights in their full set form.

Whether it was a set from a legend like Afrojack — who managed to drop six IDs in his set – or one of the masters like Hardwell, Carl Cox, and Steve Angello – who also treated fans to a delightful ID; Ultra Europe was far from a disappointment. The weekend was filled with incredibly touching moments as well as reminders of the indelible connection and emotive release that dance music coexists within, including Axwell ^ Ingrosso’s immensely touching tribute to Avicii.

Thanks to Mixcloud, everyone who was unable to attend can revel in the best of the best. It’s almost as if the desire to make it out next year wasn’t already tempting enough.

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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.

Photo Credit: Jenhorsfal

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.