The VH1 Supersonic lineup is here, and a wide array of artists will be making their way to India to play the festival. VH1 Supersonic promises a stellar cast of talent hailing from a variety of genres. Electronic musicians are a heavy contingent with Diplo and Illenium as headliners, with Gryffin, Nitro Fun, and Zonderling will also be performing.
Other performers will include Machine Gun Kelly and Madame Gandhi in addition to a plethora of artists hailing from India. Further lineup additions are expected to land in the coming weeks. VH1 Supersonic will take place in Pune’s Mahalakshmi Lawns, running February 7 – 9. Tickets for the festival are available here.
BUKU Music + Art Project has revealed its lineup for the 2020 edition. The New Orleans festival is pegged for this coming fall, March 20-21, 2020. The ninth annual BUKU brings yet another eclectic curation of music’s finest talent across the hip-hop, dance, and rock spectrum.
Blink-182‘s famed drummer Travis Barker has teamed up with Illenium on a pop-rock remix of “Good Things Fall Apart” featuring Jon Bellion that showcases a viable dance music crossover. With Barker’s live percussion arrangement, Bellion’s anthemic vocals, and Illenium’s melody play, the kinetic remix fits like an effortless puzzle.
In a press release, Barker said, “In my head I pictured all these other parts and sounds from the moment I heard the song. I recorded drums first with all the other parts in my head and then built around it. It was such a well written song already it made my job easy.” A video of Barker drumming was posted on YouTube along with the edit.
This is a timely crossover as Blink-182’s collaboration with The Chainsmokers is set for release Dec. 6. The tune, “P.S. I Hope You’re Happy,” is part of their final set of releases for World War Joy.
Illenium continues his ASCEND Tour, with upcoming performances at Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California on Dec. 6 and at Los Angeles’ famed STAPLES Center Dec. 7.
Illenium quickly rose to fame as a result of his emotional spin on future bass and melodic dubstep originals. 2019 was his biggest year yet, featuring the release of his Ascend LP, which peaked at No. 14 on the BillboardTop 200, and the accumulation of over one billion streams across all platforms. Additionally, Illenium joined a small and prestigious group of musicians this year, becoming one of few electronic music acts to sell out Madison Square Garden during his headlining Ascend tour. Congratulations to Illenium on a wildly successful year—see the full Forbes list here.
Alabama’s Hangout Fest is gearing up for a massive 2020 edition, backed by one of the festival’s strongest lineups to date. The roster for Hangout’s 2020 run is topped by Post Malone, Lana Del Rey, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Billie Eilish, with a slew of electronic, indie, and hip-hop offerings rounding out the rest of the billing. Illenium, RL Grime, Madeon, T-Pain, Tove Lo, Oliver Tree and more are also expected to perform across May 15 – 17 on the beaches of Gulf Shores.
Hangout has also secured performances by Juice WRLD, Big Wild, Megan Thee Stallion, Getter, Jai Wolf, Snakehips, and WHIPPED CREAM, among many others, offering an exceptionally well-rounded programming slate for the event’s upcoming iteration. Tickets officially go on sale on December 9 at 10:00 a.m. CT. See the full lineup below.
Excision’s Lost Lands has been bass lovers’ haven since 2017, and the 2019 iteration of the festival proved to be no exception. Excision played an unrelenting two-hour lone set in addition to a b2b with Illenium, while other heavy-hitting acts during the festival included Zeds Dead, Borgore, NGHTMRE and more. The event took place between September 27-29, and some of the artists are now slowly releasing their full festival sets for fans to relive.
NGHTMRE is one of said artists, and the LA-based producer has now released his set from the festival for free download via his Soundcloud. The seventy-five-minute set is filled with dubstep and bass that will appeal to fans of heavy-hitting live sets.
NGHTMRE’s style has grown increasingly experimental and diverse over the years. He first became known for his expertise in purely low-end records that riled his crowds, but since then has delved into the realms of hip-hop, and even rock. The producer recently teamed up with Grabbitz for emotive single “Bruises” proving that despite a heavy tour schedule, new music is still always in his pipeline. Those who are craving an energetic start to their day can find the perfect morning mix in NGHTMRE’s Lost Lands set.
Fans in attendance of Said the Sky, Dabin and Illenium‘s grandiose sold-out Madison Square Garden spectacle were in for a real treat during the show’s opening performance. “Dab The Sky,” Dabin and Said the Sky’s collaborative pairing, debuted a new joint effort for fans fortunate enough to be within the historic New York complex. Following a malfunction with Said the Sky’s production setup, Dabin abruptly joined his longtime friend for an impromptu back-to-back performance where they crowd-tested their yet-to-be-released collaboration. Less than a month later, “Hero” has been given the green light as the second formal release from the Dab The Sky duo, following “Superstar” from last summer.
Calling upon a gripping vocal backing from Olivver The Kid, “Hero” promptly testifies to the thematic sounds that have propelled both Said The Sky and Dabin into the center of mainstream dance music. Trademark ethereal acoustic leads tied in with an otherworldly melodic bass chorus check off every box in the expeditiously soaring sub-genre of “sad boi anthems.” As Said The Sky and Dabin continue their touring circuit beside Illenium, “Hero” will undoubtedly endure as a fixture in their live sets and optimistically not the last output from Dab The Sky in the near future.
Last year’s NYE Decadence festivities brought unforgettable performances by REZZ, Porter Robinson, Skrillex, and a special back-to-back set with NGHTMRE, and DJ Diesel. Click here for ticket information.