The Djakarta Warehouse Project has announced its return for 2019, revealing the first round of headliner artists for its upcoming edition. Taking place at the capital’s Jakarta International Expo, the festival tops their bill with a smashing selection of high-tier headliners including Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix, Zedd and Skrillex set to perform over Dec. 13-15.
The phase one announcement follows with a handful of high-energy bookings for the course of the weekend, bringing in fan-favorites like Oliver Heldens, Salvatore Ganacci, and Jeffrey Sutorius performing as Dash Berlin to light up the city. Local festival organizers Ismaya Live have also secured a stage takeover from Barcelona-born party series elrow, as they venture out to Indonesia for the party of the year.
Tickets and more information about the Djakarta Warehouse Project are available here.
It seems Martin Garrix can take on an extraordinary amount of pain when it comes to giving his fans a good performance. The most recent example of this happened over Labor Day Weekend in Montreal, where the DJ sustained a bee sting inside his throat just 10 minutes into his set at Beachclub and continued to perform anyhow.
Garrix didn’t only push himself until he couldn’t stand the pain anymore—right after seeking medical care for the sting, according to a post from the club owner, he apparently proceeded to get right back on stage. He ended up giving his fans a bonus half hour of tunes.
“The story is just incredible…this is Martin Garrix back on stage after he got stung directly in the mouth by a bee”. He said to me, “Fuck bro – I’m going back; it’s too extraordinary here not to!” – Olivier Primeau [translated]
The bee sting incident comes just after the artist recovered from an ankle sprain earlier in the summer season that happened during a show in Vegas. This was where fans first got to see just how much Garrix had been willing to endure for them, as he moved forward with his tour dressed with an ankle boot and crutches.
From his introductory Ultra Music Festival appearance in 2014 to his most recent ANIMA live spectacle this past March, Martin Garrix shows no mercy in implanting numerous striking, high-profile IDs during his annual display at the Southern Florida event. When the STMPD Records head honcho took control of the decks during the festival’s 2019 Virginia Key iteration, he brought with him a surreptitious new production that was almost instantaneously speculated by fans to be a forthcoming union between future house staples, Brooks and Jonas Aden.
Exactly five months to the day later, the duo is formally reuniting for the first time in three years for the official release of the Ultra enigma, “RIOT,” and therein adding a compelling outro to STMPD Records’ summer soundtrack.
While the shape-shifting sub-genre of future house may assume a myriad of aural identities, Brooks and Aden are two talents that have continuously abetted in its evolution. “RIOT” is a spotless illustration of that mastery, as the pairing puts forth lawless lyrics amidst a dark and intricate lead alongside a cataclysmic future house instrumental.
“RIOT” is out everywhere tomorrow, but available to stream exclusively through Dancing Astronaut today.
In three separate instances since July of last year, Martin Garrix and Bonn have come together for a pairing that is not-so-subtly imbuing as one of the most authentic producer/vocalist combinations in modern dance music.
After crowd-testing the production during his lone Tomorrowland appearance of 2019 at his STMPD Records stage, Garrix has expediently readied his fifth original of the year, as he relinquishes “Home.” The release arrives under a month prior to “These Are the Times,” which the young gun curated as part of his AXE partnership, and serves as Garrix and Bonn’s third official union.
“Home,” while distinctly inspiriting in its own manner, mildly deviates from the lighthearted resolve that “High On Life” and “No Sleep” exude. Garrix promptly advertises his acoustic versatility as Bonn demonstrates for a third consecutive mark that his vocals could not be more suitable atop Garrix’s globally recognizable production. As directly embodied within the lyrics “Back to my roots / Yeah, it’s been so long,” the 23 year old evokes mementos of his masterful electro-house blend from releases such as “Oops” and “Forbidden Voices.”
Ah, the unofficial end of summer – Labor Day Weekend.
There really isn’t a better party weekend to be had all summer long, and nobody does LDW like Las Vegas. Events giant Hakkasan has curated a stacked lineup in honor of the long weekend, bringing Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Illenium and more to the Strip from August 29 – September 2. Additional starpower for the weekend comes by way of performances from Tiesto, Playboi Carti, Tyga, and Lil Jon among others.
Between nightclub properties Hakkasan, JEWEL, 1 OAK, and OMNIA, there’s a taste for everyone, and that’s even before considering the poolside lineups at WET Republic and LIQUID. From Desiigner to Porter Robinson, there’s a party for everyone in Vegas this year for LDW, courtesy of Hakkasan. To see Hakkasan’s full lineups and purchase tickets, click here.
The 2019 iteration of Belgium’s world-renowned Tomorrowland has come and gone. One notable act that was all-too-perceptibly missing from this year’s 15th anniversary lineup was Swedish House Mafia. The Stockholm trio were rumored to be closing the main stage for Weekend 2, after Martin Garrix was confirmed as the closing act on the STMPD Records stage for the first weekend only, leaving the following weekend’s slot up for grabs. But when Swedish House did not end up performing, many were not shy about expressing their disappointment.
Fans fortunately did get a full set from Swedish House member, Axwell, who played an hour-and-15-minute set on his label-branded stage, Axtone. Fans audibly hungered for the performance; and Axwell delivered. The set includes a forthcoming Swedish House Mafia release around the 12-and-a-half minute mark, alongside the long list of Axwell originals. Stream the full set below.
If the rumor is to be believed, then the sonic worlds of Martin Garrix and Drake will soon collide—likely resulting in an explosive new collaboration. A leaked screenshot of DM exchanges with a photographer affiliated with producer Murda Beatz sparked speculation that the Canadian hip-hop royal and the “Summer Days” producer were at work together on a forthcoming tune. “Nah, it’s crazy the world will shake,” says the Murda Beatz affiliate in the private message exchange as “Mr. from the 6” is revealed to be the collaborator Garrix is currently linked with.
Martin Garrix recently gave an interview with 538 Radio at Tomorrowland in which he imparted that he has now worked with the most prominent artist of his career to date, suggesting that the photographer’s claim could in fact be credible. “I’ve been in the studio with someone, I can’t say with whom yet, but that [it] is perhaps the biggest name ever,” Garrix told 538 Radio.
Check out what he said – “I’ve been in the studio with someone, I can’t say with whom yet, but that is perhaps the biggest name ever.”
The animated ID was hastily met with widespread fan support and anticipation as speculation arose that it would be the soundtrack to Garrix’s forthcoming partnership with AXE body spray. After serving up the tune as a staple piece in every performance in the weeks following, Garrix has officially unveiled his new venture as he joins forces with the men’s hygiene company for “These Are the Times” featuring vocalist JRM.
Faultlessly falling in line alongside Garrix’s recent discography of more benign and pop-leaning creations, “These Are the Times” is yet another invigorating breath of fresh air from the 23-year-old producer. Adorned in his signature toybox elements with a seemingly Avicii-influenced progressive approach, coupled with inspiriting lyrics from JRM, Garrix lengthens his comprehensive archive of summer offerings. With a forthcoming appearance in Belgium this Friday for his STMPD Records stage performance at Tomorrowland, there is little doubt that Garrix will introduce the dance music world to more new music from his ever-extending sonic reservoir.
One of 2019’s biggest collaborations of 2019 was undoubtedly between Martin Garrix, Macklemore, and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy for their funky seasonal jam, ‘Summer Days.’ Surprisingly, however, the power-pop trio has yet to perform the song together live in any capacity…until now.
A main-stage audience at France’s Main Square Festival was treated to a performance of the crossover anthem during Garrix’s set as Macklemore graced the stage for his verse. Both artists were booked to perform the festival that day, so this was a prime opportunity of which they took full advantage. Garrix has since posted a few of the prized clippings to his Instagram so that fans who missed the action could get a taste of what went down that fateful evening in Arras.
Martin Garrix surprised fans by teaming up with Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy and Macklemore for “Summer Days.” Given the star studded list of collaborators, the song has unsurprisingly become a global hit, reaching the 18th slot on the Spotify Global Top 50. “Summer Days” is catchy to its core with a groovy production backdrop that serves as a foundation for both collaborators to steal the show with their vocals.
Longtime mentor and electronic music legend Tiësto has remixed the release, and in typical Tiësto fashion, he has transformed the song into a booming big room track perfect for the mainstage. He retains the vocals from Stump, but he makes the entirely new big room house production the focus of the track, having the vocals serve as a complement to the electronic elements. Tiësto’s remix of “Summer Days” is out now via STMPD Records.