The Ultimate Golden Ticket experience with Kaskade is up for grabs at Breakaway Festival Tennessee [Contest]

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The Ultimate Golden Ticket experience with Kaskade is up for grabs at Breakaway Festival Tennessee [Contest]Kaskade Photo Cred MarkOwens

Caution—once you experience a festival this way, there’s no going back to General Admission. You’ve been warned. Breakaway Festival’s Tennessee stop is slated for October 11 – 12 at Nashville’s Fairgrounds, and ahead of the event, organizers are offering fans a once-in-a-lifetime festival experience with the Ultimate Golden Ticket giveaway. The package includes a meet and greet with Kaskade, two ultra-tier VIP tickets for both days that include side stage viewing, along with drink and merchandise vouchers for both days, and admission to both Breakaway after parties.

The two day event features a stacked lineup of dance and hip-hop heavyweights including Zeds Dead, Chris Lake, Future, Gashi, Ekali, and more. Move quickly though, the Golden Ticket isn’t up for grabs long. Enter below.

Enter Breakaway Festival Tennessee’s Golden Ticket Giveaway.

Exclusive: Link with Trampa and helicopter into North Coast Music Festival [Giveaway]

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Exclusive: Link with Trampa and helicopter into North Coast Music Festival [Giveaway]PilotView

Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival is putting on a stacked late-summer lineup this year, with major star power coming from Bassnectar, Major Lazer, Anna Lunoe, Gorgon City, and more. North Coast is going big in 2019, so it’s perfectly fitting that one lucky attendee gets to go just as big with their entrance to the event. This year, Dancing Astronaut has partnered with Chicago Helicopter Experience and North Coast for the Coastie Helicopter Experience—a helicopter ride over Northerly Island, a meet and greet with bass god Trampa, and a pair of Grandstand tickets.

Now through Saturday, August 17, fans can enter to win the Coastie Helicopter Experience and do North Coast in style with a friend. But once you helicopter to a festival with a friend and hang with the talent before the show starts, there’s really no going back to the GA line, so be warned—enter this once-in-a-lifetime North Coast experience at your own discretion.


Exclusive: Link with Trampa and helicopter into North Coast Music Festival [Giveaway]North Coast Music Festival 2019 Lineup

Skrillex and Boys Noize launch fan-powered Dog Blood collectibles contest

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Skrillex and Boys Noize launch fan-powered Dog Blood collectibles contestDog Blood Live 2

Power duo Skrillex and Boys Noize, known together as Dog Blood, find themselves in the wake of their recently released, critically lauded Turn Off The Lights extended play. Following the project, and accompanying mixtape’s release, the duo are now launching a contest that’s by the fans, for the fans coined the “Dog Blood Collectible Figure Contest.”

The rules are simple: design something original, inspired by Dog Blood. Submit your artwork by June 16 11:59pm PST. The winning design will be made into a 3D toy, and best of all, the winner actually gets paid for their design.

The contest is run on Fan Forge, an open gallery for artists to submit their art to the world. Products are shared and rated by the community with opportunities to become official licensed merchandise. Skrillex has been known to be inventive with his promotion campaigns, but this one might be the most unique one of them all.

Submit your Dog Blood design here.

Decadence Arizona partners with fundraising platform Surreal for a variety of once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences [Giveaway]

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Decadence Arizona partners with fundraising platform Surreal for a variety of once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences [Giveaway]Shaq 2018 Billboard 1548

In recent years, Arizona has become a New Year’s Eve hotspot for EDM revelers with the rise of Decadence — one of the most increasingly in-demand festivals of the year, marked by blockbuster lineups and one-of-a-kind fan experiences. This year, the festival is promising headline performances from Eric Prydz and Skrillex, with Above & Beyond, REZZ, Porter Robinson, and Marshmello all featured on the 2018 lineup as well. Though more than just an immersive festival environment and a stacked talent roster, Decadence is also promoting once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences through their renewed partnership with fundraising platform Surreal this year.

This year’s proceeds will benefit Childhelp, a national nonprofit organization which provides emotional, educational, and spiritual support to abused, neglected and at-risk children. For a small donation through the platform, fans and festival goers can enter to win a handful of exciting VIP experiences with some of this year’s performers including: getting dunked on by Shaquille O’Neal before his b2b performance with NGHTMRE, or throwing tacos on stage with Paz. There’s a meet and greet with Marshmello up for grabs, a photo opp with Alison Wonderland, and festival hangs with 4B. Prize winners also get two VIP tickets to Decadence AZ for themselves and a friend, roundtrip airfare courtesy of Orbitz and hotel accommodations in addition to their artist experience. Fans can also gain an extry to the contest of their choosing by subscribing to Childhelp’s newsletter.

Enter to win a Surreal experience at Decadence this year and donate to help a child in need. 


WAV Media and Mixmag launch ‘MAGNIFIED’ to amplify artists’ careers

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WAV Media and Mixmag launch ‘MAGNIFIED’ to amplify artists’ careersJake West For Insomniac 2 Min

Many dance music artists aspire to make a career out of their craft, but cutting through the large pool of competition is often difficult task. WAV Media and their Mixmag partners endeavored to help musicians achieve such a goal, and have since birthed “Magnified” as a solution.

The series does what its name implies. Ten artists who sign up for a WAV Media account will be handpicked to be “Magnified,” with each being covered extensively in Mixmag and the WAV platform through exclusive interviews, videos, and performances. Fans will be given an intimate look into their processes that will only further their reputations as the next generation of top talent.

Ten artists, which include J. Worra, Cassian, Octo Octa, and more, have already been chosen for the inaugural round; however, the occasion has led to the Magnified hosts opening the class up for two more artists. Those chosen will score their own Mixmag Lab, a festival slot, and the extensive media attention that their counterparts are already set to receive.

More information on how to become ‘MAGNIFIED’ here

WAV Media began in LA as a platform dedicated to the artists. It’s forged partnerships with a number of media outlets across the musical spectrum to empower creators on the front end, while also providing a convenient back end for artists to more effectively track and grow their audience. With Magnified now in session, the process could be even more expedited for those driven enough.


Photo credit: Jake West

Enter to win a VIP trip to Produktworld with flight and accommodations [Contest]

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Enter to win a VIP trip to Produktworld with flight and accommodations [Contest]Producktworld

New City Gas has teamed up with Dancing Astronaut to provide one lucky winner with VIP passes to its Produktworld festival in Montreal, as well the ultimate fan experience.

The 2018 edition of Produktworld will be headlined by EDM fan favorites like Yellow Claw, Galantis, and Virtual Self — just to name a few. In addition to world-class musical acts, the festival is characterized by its unique carnival theme and coinciding state-of-the-art pyrotechnics, acrobats, and an abundance of street art.

In addition to a twin set of three-day VIP passes to the festival, the winner will receive free roundtrip air fare from surrounding major cities, a comped hotel, and a meet and greet with the artist of his or her choice, plus a whole lot more.

Learn more and enter below.

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Here’s your chance to remix RL Grime and Daya’s smash hit ‘I Wanna Know’

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RL Grime‘s impending sophomore album, Novahas had fans anxiously on the edge of their seats, awaiting the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2014 debut LP, Void. An exceedingly promising glimpse from Nova finds Henry Steinway connecting with heavyweight pop vocalist Daya on “I Wanna Know,” landing unequivocally as RL’s most commercially successful offering to date. Marking the WeDidIt producer’s first top 10 US dance record with over 14 million plays to date, as well as grabbing the top slot on iTunes Electronic charts in the US, Australia, and New Zealand, “I Wanna Know” has been one of the most in-demand tunes of the year — and now the remixing effort is officially in fans’ hands.

Dancing Astronaut, in conjunction with and RL Grime, are lighting the beacon for producers to try their hands at remixing “I Wanna Know,” offering the chance to lay down an inventive new take on RL’s sweeping summer hit. The remix competition will run through July 9, and the winning remix will receive a worldwide premiere on Dancing Astronaut. The grand prize also includes a lifetime WAVO Pro membership and an exclusive Nova merch capsule.

Download “I Wanna Know” stems and submit completed remixes here. 


[CONTEST] Win a VIP Bottle Service Package for 5 at Day Club Palm Springs / Coachella

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Day Club Palm Springs is back again this year with another round of pool parties, and Dancing Astronaut is excited to hook up one lucky winner with a VIP Bottle service package!

The event takes place over two weekends, April 13-15 [Weekend 1] and April 20-22 [Weekend 2].

This year features performances from AC Slater, Justin Martin, Deorro, Cash Cash, Space Yacht, ODESZA, Illenium, and more.

Daily tickets start at only $20, or get a full weekend pass for only $50! More information and tickets are available here.


Desert Hearts lets 2018 lineup loose, gives away free pair of tickets for the wait [CONTEST + ANNOUNCEMENT]

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The time to enjoy three unhindered days of House, Techno, & Love under one Desert Hearts stage is imminent, with April 28 less than a month away. Accordingly, the beloved tranformational brand’s crew has unveiled potentially its most stacked lineup to date.

Damian Lazarus stands out as a veritable “star of the show,” with the wizard-esque DJ slated for a four-hour set. LA staples-turned-underground-icons Dance Spirit will be doing a special live set, as will Doc Martin alongside Sublevel. Other highlights include Tim Engelhardt, Lauren Lane, Kenny Glasgow, SHADED, and Nathan Barato. Of course, the Desert Hearts of Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, and Porkchop themselves will be playing as well.

There’s more: since tickets to the weekend have already sold out, the crew have decided to stage a free giveaway as well to a loyal fan who might have missed the mark before the sellout. Mikey Lion has also made a celebratory playlist for the occasion. Simply follow the link for instructions on how to enter.

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Gabriel & Dresden whip up deliciously entrancing MMW mix [also, ENTER TO WIN Anjunabeats mega-prize package]

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Deep passion manifested itself into a triumphant return for Gabriel & Dresden, whose crowdfunded album The Only Road exceeded already high expectations from trusting fans to become one of the top trance releases of 2017. The beloved duo have since been taking their new work on the road with them, attending to their global following’s craving for their clever and sentimental aesthetic.

The pair offer an enticing taste of what fans might expect from their forthcoming appearances both Ultra and at Above & Beyond‘s Common Ground Miami Music Week event, taking place March 22 at the RC Cola Plant. It makes for an enjoyable hour, flowing smoothly from the deep end of trance to a more energized soundscape, ending with their beloved remix to Andain’s “Beautiful Things.”

Those looking to go who have yet to secure their spot at the Common Ground show might be in luck, as Dancing Astronaut has paired with Anjunabeats to grant one winner a pair of Anytime Arrival tickets. They’ve added additional perks as well, including two tickets to Anjunabeach, slated for March 25 in South Beach, and some exclusive merchandise.

Win a pair of tickets to Common Ground Miami and Anjunabeach (Contest on
The contest ends on March 20.

Feature photo credit: Sean Moore Photography