DJ Snake and Jauz combine for the frenzied ‘Gassed Up’

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A collaboration of the magnitude that DJ Snake and Jauz bring on their new track, “Gassed Up,” are incredibly rare. Similarly, some artists would want to keep things simple and let their respective fame carry the day. In this instance, however, both Snake and Jauz move out of their comfort zones for something that is sure to stand out.

The duo make it immediately apparent that they’re not afraid to push the tempo on “Gassed Up,” with an open intro setting the tone. A chunky bass, clever vocal chops, and bright synth stabs take the energy to another level before an ominous build frenetic, bouncing drop.

“Gassed Up” immediately stands out in both artists’ catalogs, and is set to take festival season by storm — to say nothing of influencing this summer’s tracks.

Headbangers, rejoice: Lost Lands’ second lineup is here

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Headbangers’ head honcho, Excision, has unearthed the lineup for the second edition of Lost Lands.

Following last year’s installment of colossal proportions, Lost Lands returns to Thornville, Ohio with a monumental 1,000,000 watts of bass, two full-size main stages, performances by Flux Pavilion, REZZ, Ganja White Night, Illenium, Jauz, Slander, NGHTMRE, Excision himself, and many, many more.

If the event is anything like last year’s fervent installment, attendees can expect a wallowing wonderland of extinction and bygone friends to be made. Excision will perform an exclusive b2b with Downlink, there will be late night camp parties, and three times as many dinosaurs.

More information and tickets are available here.

 

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Relive your favorite sets of Ultra Music Festival 2018

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Festival season is officially in full swing as Ultra Music Festival (UMF) has officially wrapped its 20th anniversary event in grandiose display. The ever-expanding franchise recently announced its acquisition of Winter Music Conference, along with their expansion into China with Ultra Beijing and Ultra Shanghai.

Living up to its promise to “expect the unexpected” in 2018, UMF capped off a lofty Miami Music Week with a number of attention-grabbing acts from dance music’s top tastemakers, including David Guetta, Kaskade, Eric Prydz, and Above & Beyond, along with an illustrious cast of newcomers in REZZ, Jauz, and Virtual Self. The most exalted act of the weekend came in the form of a highly anticipated reunion from Swedish House Mafia, who filled the surprise guest slot to close out the festival. Marshmello made his main stage debut and premiered his newest collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert, The Chainsmokers put the naysayers to bed with their high-energy performance, which included four unreleased tracks and a flaming drum solo, and Sir Carl Cox delivered a high-powered spectacle in his Resistance Megastructure.

Other notable moments came care of DJ Snake, who brought out Tchami, Malaa, and Mercer to debut their new collaboration, “Let’s Get Ill;” Axwell Λ Ingrosso, who opened their set with a captivating new track ID; Tiësto, who invited out his new fiancé, model Annika Backes, to the stage; and Steve Aoki, who assembled Daddy Yankee, Elvis Crespo, and Play-N-Skillz for a live performance of their recent release, “Azukita.”

For those who can’t count themselves lucky enough to have witnessed the live weekend spectacle, DA has compiled a comprehensive list of streams from UMF 2018 to relive the festival’s most magical moments.


DAY ONE

Armin van BuurenMain Stage

Armin van Buuren, ASOT Stage

DJ SnakeMain Stage

HardwellMain Stage

Steve AokiMain Stage

Oliver HeldensMain Stage

Axwell ^ IngrossoMain Stage

NGHTMRE & Slander present Gud VibrationsWorldwide Stage

QuintinoUMF Radio

Pete TongArcadia Spider

KungsMain Stage

SlushiiWorldwide Stage

Carl CoxCarl Cox Megastructure

Hot Since 82Arcadia Spider

BlasterjaxxUMF Radio

REZZUltra Worldwide

Virtual SelfLive Stage


DAY TWO

AfrojackMain Stage

Alan WalkerMain Stage

The ChainsmokersMain Stage

TiestoMain Stage

Tchami & Malaa present No RedemptionLive Stage

San HoloLive Stage

MarshmelloMain Stage

JauzMain Stage

Benny BenassiUltra Worldwide

Jamie JonesCarl Cox Megastructure

Carl CoxCarl Cox Megastructure

Dubfire b2b Nicole Moudaber b2b Paco OsunaCarl Cox Megastructure

Cheat CodesMain Stage

Danny TenagliaArcadia Spider


DAY THREE

Swedish House MafiaMain Stage

Above & Beyond

Eric Prydz

What So NotUltra Worldwide

David GuettaMain Stage

GhastlyUltra Worldwide

Andrew RayelA State of Trance

Paul OakenfoldA State of Trance

Gabriel & DresdenA State of Trance

FlosstradamusUltra Worldwide

Julian JordanUMF Radio

Pan Pot

Sick Indviduals

Quix b2b WukiUMF Radio

Benny BenassiUltra Worldwide

Keys n KratesLive Stage

Valentino KhanUMF Radio

OokayLive Stage

Cedric GervaisUltra Worldwide

Salvatore GanacciUltra Worldwide

MatadorArcadia Spider

Manila KillaUMF Radio

Frank WalkerUltra Worldwide

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Jauz goes grime on new track, ‘In The Zone’

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With festival season about to explode into full swing, Jauz, along with the emcee Example , has served up what is sure to be a crowd pleaser in “In The Zone” just in time. He also joins a list of big name producers that Example has worked with, including Afrojack and Calvin Harris.

“In The Zone” is a well-balanced mix of mid-tempo house and UK-grime influenced hip hop, catering to Example’s storied 15-year-long career.  Still, Jauz manages to infect his signature style into the track, culminating in an intriguing hybrid.

“In The Zone” serves as the first single off of Jauz’s debut album, set for release on his new imprint, Bite This.

Feeling overwhelmed by Miami Music Week? Here are the parties not to miss

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Making the right decision of where to go during Miami Music Week can be more than overwhelming given the endless amount of events in the area. Considering the vast pool of parties, showcases, cruises, and all-day events, it’s crucial to make ensure the most effective use of time throughout the week. As such, Dancing Astronaut has taken to compiling a complete party guide, to help navigate only the hottest events taking place on the picturesque Miami shores. 

Tuesday, 20 March

Mau5trap Showcase  /  Treehouse

Mau5trap returns to the Treehouse once again with a vehement array of artistry.  Between BlackGummy b2b No Mana, ATTLAS b2b Eekkoo, the fervent Heyz b2b Electrocado, the astonishing Rinzen, Notaker, and Rhett, Mau5trap’s showcase promises an electric array of this year’s rising talent. It’s the perfect show to kick off the week with, and considering Mau5trap’s track record, certainly not one to be missed.

Event page    ||    Tickets

 

Nora En Pure Presents Purified  /  Delano Hotel

“Bringing her sought-after sound to South Beach for her debut Purified MMW event, Nora En Pure, part of the Helvetic Nerds, is set to open Miami Music Week on Tuesday 20th March at the Delano Beach Club. Inviting some of the world’s most mezmerising DJs, Autograf, Croatia Squad, Doorly, Huxley, Mat.Joe, Siege, and Sons Of Maria will all be performing at this sunset session alongside dance music’s leading lady.” -Press Release

Event page    ||    Tickets

 

Paco Osuna presents Mindshake Showcase 2018 /  TRADE

“Tuesday night of Miami music week TRADE will have a techno feast featuring master class DJs to have our dance floor rocking, get ready as Paco Osuna comes into the intimacy of this dark room to showcase his record label Mindshake in all its might!” –
Miami Rebels + Paco Osuna

Event page    ||    Tickets

 

Wednesday, 21 March

 

LINK Miami Rebels Presents Nastia, Ellen Allien, & Peggy Gou /  TRADE

Three talented ladies — Nastia, Ellen Allien, and Peggy Gou — are gathering at TRADE early on in the week to show off their fiery finesse behind the decks. Each vastly ascending beyond the global underground circuit, Link Miami Rebels’ show will surely prove why these ladies have been so widely talked about quite a bit over the last year.

Event page    ||    Tickets

 

HYTE Miami 2018  /  Space

“HYTE returns to Miami for MMW to take over two rooms at the infamous Club Space. On Wednesday, March 21st, HYTE will bring their special atmosphere and carefully curated line-up to the multi-faceted Club Space venue in Miami for a sure to be immersive party across two different rooms. The 25,000 sq foot venue offers everything that clubbers have come to expect from the HYTE brand. The venue for all this is a new one for HYTE but one that has a celebrated reputation for throwing essential parties. It is always a focal point during MMW and hosts only the most influential brands, labels and DJs, so HYTE are proud to call the place home. It boasts two different rooms which each offer slightly different ambiances and also has a vast rooftop terrace which makes for very special moments as the sun rises and falls on the horizon. Making it the perfect location to capture those first rays of sunshine after a hard nights dancing. There will be nowhere better to get an authentic taste of the Miami experience than with Space and HYTE as your capable hosts. ” –HYTE

Event page    ||    Tickets

 

Heldeep Vs. Monstercat  /  Soho Studios

Heldeep Vs. Monstercat is coming your way in the heat of the Floridian sun at the world-renowned venue, Soho Studios! The bell will ring in the evening with a massive stage unlike anything you’ve seen before. We’ve done our training, said our prayers, and taken our vitamins; now it’s time to see who wins the belt. No matter what happens, it’s all of you amazing fans who will come out on top March 21st!” –Monstercat

Event page    ||    Tickets

 

Thursday, 22 March

 

Robin Schulz & Friends Pool Party  / Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel

The third edition of Spinnin’ Records Spinnin’ Hotel brings five pool parties to this year’s Miami Music Week. A return to the Nautilus, A Sixty Hotel, located on the wonderful South Beach in the famous Art Deco district of Miami, 2018 promises a most fervent poolside affair. Robin Schulz and friends is one of our favorite picks, playing alongside his pals Autograf, Goldroom, Shaun Frank, and more.

Event page    ||    Tickets

 

Deadbeats Goes Off The Deepend   / Soho Studios

When Deadbeats announces it’s taking Miami off the deep end, they mean it. A conglomerate of fervent b2b sets are set to take place, including Zed’s Dead b2b Jauz, 12th planet b2b Ghastly, and Eprom b2b Zeke Beats. The promised intensity of this one is truly unmissable.

Event page    ||    Tickets

 

Mixmash Miami Rockin’ With The Best  / Delano Beach Club

Currently in its ninth consecutive year, Mixmash has announced a lineup nothing short of iconic for its uniquely rambunctious Delano South Beach party. Truly a testament its given name, Rockin’ With The Best boasts A-Trak, Blasterjaxx, Deorro, Jonas Blue, Mike Cervello, Moksi, Laidback Luke, Timmy Trumpet, Unity, Zonderling, as well as special unannounced guests who’ll perform b2b.

Event page    ||    Tickets

 

NGHTMRE & SLANDER present Gud Vibrations Boat Party / Sea Isle Marina

NGHTMRE & SLANDER‘s Gud Vibrations event moniker has been known to make waves. Setting sail over Miami’s crystalline waters aboard the palatial Musette yacht, party-goers can expect expansive production and wild antics throughout the ship. The event will feature such special guests as EKALIKRANEDOMBRESKY, Rickyxsan, Wavedash, and many more.

Event Page   ||   Tickets

 

Friday, 23 March

 

Corona Electric Beach Road To “EDC LV”   /  Shore Club

With the tagline of where the “Beats meet the beach,” the Corona Electric Beach is an unmissable event, no matter where it lay host. Featuring world-renowned DJs and traveling across the US and partnering with festival pioneers, Corona Electric Beach promises an exuberant event each and every time. The Miami Music Week installment brings Chris Lake, Mija, Will Clarke, Walker & Royce, Sharps, Dillon Nathaniel, Doc Brown, and more to the luxurious playground known as the Shore Club.

Event page    ||    Tickets

 

Seth Troxler, Damian Lazarus, Jackmaster and Jasper James / Basement Miami

The four legendary DJs are set to take over The Basement Miami on Friday from 11pm to 5am. Produced in part by the Gia Sai Agency, the event will play host to some of the most inventive sounds in techno, breaks, jungle, house and disco the week has to offer. It’s unclear as to whether back-to-back sets will take place, but one can only hope to expect them.

Event Page    ||    Table Reservations

 

Dirtybird Players / Space Terrace

Claude VonStroke leads his Dirtybird crew on Miami’s storied Space Nightclub terrace and in the club’s techno loft for an evening of moving, grooving and shaking. Dirtybird Players such as Billy Kenny, Ardalan, Walker & Royce and Will Clarke will be setting the tone for the evening, and a few special guests have yet to be announced.

Event Page    ||    Tickets

 

Saturday, 24 March

 

Adam Beyer x Cirez D /  Soho Studios

In what promises to be the week’s most mesmerizing event, Adam Beyer and Cirez D are joining forces for one night in Miami’s Soho Studios. The Drumcode founder and Eric Prydz alias will perform in back-to-back fashion in the 32,000+ square foot venue. Known for their stellar productions, LinkMiamiRebels’ coalescence of two iconic forces makes for a truly unmissable evening in South Beach.

Event Page    ||    Tickets (SOLD OUT)

 

Diskolab Presents No Sugar Added /  1 Hotel South Beach

2018 brings No Sugar Added’s biggest lineup of all time, boasting the likes of Hexagon head Don Diablo, the dynamic duo Dada LifeLost FrequenciesSam Feldt, Autograf, and more. As the Diskolab event moves to a single stage amid the luxury setting of the 1 Hotel this year, NSA promises to be one of dance fans’ favorite all-day affairs this MMW.

Event page    ||    Tickets

 

 Confession Miami / Treehouse

Tchami’s descent into Miami is certain to leave dance floors drenched in sweat as the French house pioneer and Confession label founder is being joined in good company. Cazztek, Dombresky, Brohug, Dillon Nathaniel and a few special guests will play host to one of the week’s most anticipated events.

Event Page    ||    Tickets

 

Chuckie Exclusive Hip Hop Set – Benefitting Fuck Cancer  /  Rockwell Miami

Known for his dirty dutch style, sensational trap original “Warrior,” and perhaps most importantly, for his selfless candor,  Amsterdam producer Chuckie returns to Miami Music Week with his annual Fuck Cancer set. This year’s installment promises exclusive hip hop and special guests with all proceeds at the door going to the Fuck Cancer charity. Chuckie’s bringing the party to Miami for a good cause, what’s not to like?

Event page    ||    Tickets

 

Elrow Miami / El Miami: Nomads, Nuevo Mundo

“Together we make magic happen.” That is the ethos by which Spanish production company Elrow run their events. Elrow has gradually began to enter the US festival sphere, but their events in the US are few and far between, making their hosted event in Miami that much more special. With a lineup still to be announced, the event holds an air of mystery, but those attending Miami Music Week can expect expect expansive production and vibrant costumes, at the very least.

Event Page    ||    Tickets

 

Sunday, 25 March

 

Anjunabeach Miami / 1 Hotel South Beach
Anjunabeats will play host to Miami’s premier trance event at the 1 Hotel Beach in South Beach. With such artists as Alpha 9, Genix, Jason Ross, Jaytech and many more, the exposé into trance is certain to be one of the week’s best beachside events.

Event Page    ||    Tickets

 

Repopulate Mars – Miami 2018  / Gramps Bar

On Sunday, March 25th, Lee Foss will open a wormhole in time and space to Repopulate Mars from Gramps Miami in Wynwood from 2pm-2am…Alien jams from the future at a beach party on Mars will have punk funk kids shedding clothes, aliens shedding skin and cyborgs getting down.” –Repopulate Mars

Event Page    ||    Tickets

 

Carl Cox Presents: His Disco, Funk & Soul Event  / Basement Miami

The storied Carl Cox closes out Bincomparablemparalble six-day MMW lineup in what promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s installment. Presenting his disco, funk, AND soul, Cox will be in top form, and those who miss it will surely be sorry they did.

Event Page    ||    Table Reservations

 

Featured Photo Credit: Darryl Adelaar

 

 

VELD Music Festival announces 2018 lineup

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The annual Canadian dance and hip-hop music festival has announced its full 2018 lineup. Held at Downsview Park in Toronto, VELD Music Festival is run in partnership by Ink Entertainment and Live Nation, with this massive sponsors including Bud Light and Hennessy.

The event will take place August 4 and 5, with headline performances by DJ Snake, Marshmello, Martin Garrix and Migos. Supporting acts include a diverse array of sounds from the likes of Habstrakt, Jauz, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Benny Benassi, REZZ, NGHTMRE, Lil Xan and more. Check out the full lineup below and purchase tickets here.

Jauz, YOOKiE, and josh pan team up for experimental ‘Dinner Chat’

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The trio of Jauz, YOOKiE, and josh pan make for a fascinating group on the surface, and their collaborative effort, “Dinner Chat” lives up to the intrigue. A diverse affair, “Dinner Chat” sees each producer stretch outside of their comfort zone while at the same time maintaining their signature styles.

A simple, whistled melody opens the track before a chopped vocal hook grabs the listener. A breakbeat build up — complete with 90s-inspired synth stabs — culminates in a rolling, experimental, moombahton-tinged drop. A second drop sees the triumvirate throw a curveball, with a half-time section more inclined to grooves than headbanging.

Released on Jauz’s label, Bite This, “Dinner Chat” is a fine example of three talented artists playing off each other to craft a unique track that is sure to stick out in a crowded market.

LAXX unveils track ‘Join Me’ featuring Dion Timmer in anticipation of forthcoming album [Q&A]

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UK-born DJ/producer LAXX (aka James Churchill) gears up for his forthcoming debut album with the release of “Join Me,” featuring Amsterdam-native Dion Timmer. Churchill, who’s gone from creating original film soundtracks to producing hard-hitting bass music and remixing for some of the best in the game — including Jauz and Slander — decided to team-up with the Excision favorite to hype up his very first artist album.

Timmer, who’s had a knack for dubstep since the age of 10, saw his career sky-rocket at the age of 16, with releases off Monstercat, an approved remix for Skrillex‘s OWSLA imprint, and more. After catching the attention of bass-head legend Excision, along with a few explosive collaborations and a debut EP, Timmer is now set for a massive 2018, already embarking on “The Paradox” tour alongside Excision with dates booked through March.

In light of the release, DA sat down with Timmer to discuss the new single, his growing career and plans for 2018:

Hey Dion! Thanks for hanging with us for a bit. Let’s start off by talking the new release…how did you and LAXX link up for this?
Whats up! Me and Jamie have been good friends for a while and we’ve been working on this tune for a good while as well. It started out with a demo I sent him a while ago. He revamped it and made a drop for it and we finished it off going back and forth.

What went into the creation process? Did LAXX’s focus on Internet culture for the upcoming album play a big role?
The creation process really links with the theme of the album; we have never sat in a studio together. The entire tune was made by sending each other bits and pieces over this year.

We were listening to some of your releases over the past year (the ‘Textacy’ EP in particular). It seems like you dabble into electro/house on tracks like “Textacy” and “Cyan” with The Arcturians. Other than your signature hard-hitting bass sound, is there any genre you’ve been trying/would like to experiment with a bit more?
I’m definitely looking into doing a drum and bass/halftime tune.. really love those vibes.

Growing up in the Netherlands, what was the music scene like for you and what were you listening to?
I grew up listening to a lot of Eurobeat and happy rave stuff. The Dubstep stuff started to catch my attention around 2012.

You’re still young in your career, now touring around with Dubstep legend Excision with some great years ahead of you…Where do you think the dance music scene is headed and what do you hope to accomplish this year?
I feel like dance music is pushing itself into the mainstream right now.. I’m definitely trying to push out this new stream of unique material I’ve been working on.

Laxx’s debut album Fake Friends will be available to stream on February 2nd. Click here for the Spotify pre-save.

Jauz – Feel the Volume (Ben Nicky Remix)

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“Feel The Volume” is undoubtedly one of the tracks that propelled Jauz into the forefront of the bass community. Despite being released in 2014, the track remains a favorite of remixers.

Ben Nicky has just released his take on “Feel the Volume,” and has completely transformed the drop and added psy elements to it. Ben Nicky commented on the remix.

“I was always a massive fan of the original and it was great fun putting a mad hard twist on this anthem. It’s also become one of my biggest tracks in my sets across the globe this year.”

Jauz has shown his support for the remix, and he even played it during his 2017 Tomorrowland set.

 

Read More:

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Jauz and Zeds Dead deliver heavy new collaboration ‘Lights Go Down’

Ben Nicky – Red Alert (Original Mix)

 

Jauz to release debut album in early 2018

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2018 will see Jauz go “back to basics.”

The producer took to Facebook to thank fans for their continued support in 2017, and to outline the direction that the “Jauz Project” will take in the new year, one to be defined by “TONS of music, coming out as fast as [Jauz] can make it, and sets that will help introduce new, fresh, weird music to people who might not hear it otherwise.”


Right in line with Jauz’s intent for 2018 is his following announcement of his debut album, coming in “early 2018.” The release will surface as a “collection of [Jauz’s] favorite music that [he’s] written spanning all different genres and sides of electronic music,” a formidable inaugural product sure to send the DJ’s Sharksquad fanbase ‘off the deep end.’

Read More:

Jauz and Zeds Dead deliver heavy new collaboration Lights Go Down

Jauz unleashes feverish 12-track Bite This! Xmas compilation

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