Tomorrowland has been making headlines over the past few weeks, and now the festival has dropped perhaps the most newsworthy information yet. The Boom, Belgium-based event has released the full 2020 lineup one day after teasing that Eric Prydz‘s HOLOSPHERE live show was set to return to this year’s iteration of the festival.
Last year, Tomorrowland celebrated its 15th anniversary, and this year’s lineup is as momentous as the last. In addition to releasing the artists who will be playing, Tomorrowland has given a detailed breakdown of which artists will be featured on which stage by event day. This can be viewed here.
A singular stream of i_o‘s remix of “Mr. Navigator” reveals one truth: i_o has left nothing in his meticulous composition up to cruise control. The producer injects Armin van Buuren’s pumping, main stage-destined original with a high dose of intoxicating underground allure.
i_o’s revamp is intensive. The tech-trance classification of van Buuren’s track still applies to i_o’s stimulating revision, but nearly all else—excluding Tempo Giusto’s distinguishing vocal—is new. The crown jewel of i_o’s editing is the beat, which pointedly and precisely pounds from the very first second of the producer’s take. Best buckle up.
The tantalizing character of i_o’s submission deepens with atmospheric flushes of synths that fade in and out with fury. Breathing and beeping samples contribute to the mau5trap native’s cinematic, sonic drama, which unfolds for a near six minutes. If i_o hadn’t powerfully asserted the magnetic force of his aural design within the electronic purview, he certainly does so now with “Mr. Navigator (i_o Remix).”
Since 2005, Tomorrowland has been blazing a path for electronic music fans all over the world. This past October, the iconic festival celebrated its 15th anniversary year with a special performance at ADE.
Earlier this year, Armin van Buuren released his seventh studio album, Balance, perfectly showcasing the diversity in sound that fans can expect to hear from the producer today. Whether it’s progressive trance or radio crossover tracks, among other genres, Balance has it.
One of the featured singles on the album is Armin’s collaborative effort with Ne-Yo, titled “Unlove you.” The producer has now put out his own club mix of the single. The original version of “Unlove You” features dance-pop crossover production elements that let Ne-Yo’s vocals shine through as the real allure of the single. Van Buuren’s club mix sees the producer enlist pulsing synths and a completely transformed backdrop that’s as polarizing as Ne-Yo’s vocals themselves. It is the perfect spin on the release to make the track festival- and club-ready, guaranteed to appeal to van Buuren’s trance-loving fan base.
“Unlove You” was recently remixed by Nicky Romero, and it’s likely fans can expect additional remixes and renditions of the single. Van Buuren’s club mix of the single is out now via Armada Music.
Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.
Germany’s largest electronic music festival Parookaville will be returning to Weeze for its sixth edition, and now the festival is releasing its first wave of 2020 headliners to get fans excited for the forthcoming event.
The festival attracted over 210,000 attendees in 2019, and in 2020 attendees can look forward to a completely new main stage design to enhance the festival’s experience. These headliners are the first of over 300 featured artists that will be announced for the event. Parookaville is set to take place from 17 July to 19 July 2020, and tickets can be purchased here.
Armin van Buuren’s “Unlove You” has received the Nicky Romero treatment. A staple of the trance tastemaker’s seventh studio album, “Unlove You” melded mid-tempo electronic with Ne-Yo’s R&B finesse. Sitting in languid contrast to some of the LP’s higher-octane inclusions, “Unlove You” offered a reprieve from the main stage-centric sound that van Buuren channeled on Balance.
Romero’s revamp arrives as the animated sonic sister to van Buuren’s original. Boasting a bubbly musical personality, the alternative version that Romero puts forth concentrates its revision in the song’s chord boosted ascents and descents. Romero melodically lifts “Unlove You,” transforming it into an upbeat tune that is designed for live sets. Tasteful and sparing in his alterations, Romero preserves the rest of “Unlove You’s” frame in his club-suitable spin.
Less than a day before EDC Orlando 2019, Insomniac has revealed the full lineup for EDC Mexico 2020. Returning for a seventh iteration, EDC Mexico will take place at its home venue Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez from Feb. 28-March 1 as a three-day event this time around. In concurrence with its other Insomniac variations, EDC Mexico’s lineup packs a punch in offering an extensive selection of acts across all genres—featuring a spectrum from mainstream artists to rising talent and everything in between.
Tickets for EDC Mexico 2020 are on sale here. General admission three-day passes begin at $1,950 MXN. The Comfort Pass, PLUS • Enhanced Experience Pass, and SkyDeck package are also available to purchase.