Martin Garrix gives fans an inside view into 2018 Olympic performance

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On the newest episode of The Martin Garrix Show, Garrix reveals he was inspired to make music thanks to Tiësto’s 2004 Olympics performance. The rest of the episode is then a flashback to Garrix’s 2018 South Korea visit, where he closed for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics— A full circle moment for electronic music in the main stream, indeed.

Garrix walks into one of the stadiums and sees the Olympic Flame alongside South Korean DJ and Producer Raiden, after jesting that the surrounding scenery more closely resembles Miami than a “winter wonderland.” Fans watch as Garrix rehearsed for the big performance whilst his team around him toyed with the visuals. Following his Olympic triumph, the episode ends on a happy note, with the Dutch musician and his entourage grab a celebratory bite to eat.

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VELD Festival announces first wave of talent topped by Armin Van Buuren, Illenium, Martin Garrix

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Toronto’s VELD Festival has announced the first phase of the event’s 2020 lineup, revealing some of the largest names in today’s electronic music landscape as headliners for the two-day event. Taking place at Toronto’s Downsview Park over August 1 – 2, 2020, Armin Van Buuren, Illenium, and Martin Garrix are among the top line talent for the festival weekend.

In addition to the headlining electronic acts, hip-hop artists Tyga and DaBaby will perform at the festival. Among the 40+ artists announced, VELD sees the return of a prominent house and techno crowd with the additions of Tchami, i_o, Camelphat, Eli Brown, among many others.

Canadian promoter, INK Events first brought VELD Festival to fruition in 2014, where the lineup was topped by steadfast artists during the boom of big-room music. Today, the event’s lineup is heavily focused around favored names in electronic music, along with rising forces in the hip-hop scene. View the full phase one announcement below. Registration for the ticket pre-sale is open here.

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Martin Garrix strips down ‘Used To Love’ in acoustic rendition [Stream]

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Martin Garrix strips down ‘Used To Love’ in acoustic rendition [Stream]Martin Garri Dean Lewis

After garnering three official remixes, Martin Garrix’s “Used To Love” has resurfaced in a reworked format yet again, as Garrix and the song’s featured vocalist, Dean Lewis, drop off an acoustic take of their collaboration. Although a large part of Garrix’s sonic prowess derives from his characteristically momentous dance drops, each of which would be well suited for a festival’s main stage, Garrix temporarily steps away from these high-octane constructions on this stripped-down rendition.

Sustained by the poignant chords of a piano, which lend gentle emphasis to the emotive quality of Lewis’ vocals, the acoustic take is an intimate alternative approach to the lively one-off that landed in October 2019. 

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NMF Roundup: Calvin Harris spreads love with new Love Regenerator material, Boys Noise and Rico Nasty team up + more

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NMF Roundup: Calvin Harris spreads love with new Love Regenerator material, Boys Noise and Rico Nasty team up + more1 Cred Conor McDonell

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

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Carl Cox, Martin Garrix, Fisher, Loco Dice top Medusa Festival’s seventh edition lineup

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Carl Cox, Martin Garrix, Fisher, Loco Dice top Medusa Festival’s seventh edition lineupMedusa Festival 2020

One of Europe’s largest beach festivals, Medusa Festival has unveiled the lineup for its seventh iteration. Located in Playa de Cullera in Valencia, the three-day event will transform the city under its 2020 theme Circus of Madness. Medusa Festival will take place August 5-10.

This year’s programming will bring the best of house and techno under the sun, with titans like Carl Cox, Nina Kraviz, Loco Dice, Oscar Mulero, Marco Carola, Andrea Oliva performing. The lineup also welcomes superstar EDM names including Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, FISHER, Nicky Romero, Timmy Trumpet, Dash Berlin, Nervo, Paul van Dyk, and more.

Medusa will begin with two days of pre-parties and offer six days of camping to its attendees, encompassing five stages that feature massive stage design and top-tier pyrotechnic and visual shows.

Purchase tickets here.

Lineup (more to be announced):

Afro Bros

Angerfist

Anime

Anneke Van Hooff

Anuel

Batiste

Carl Cox

Cherry Moon Trax

Clublanders

Dash Berlin

Da Terror

Da Tweekaz

D-Block % S-te-fan

Deadly Guns

Dj Marta

Dj Neil

Dj Toñin

Dr. Phunk

Fisher

FRONT 242 – Patrick Codenys Dj Set

Greazy Puzzy Fuckerz

Headhunterz

Ismael Lora

Javi Boss

Jose Conca

Korsakoff

Loco Dice

Mandy

Marco Carola

Martin Garrix

Miguel Serna

Morten

Nervo

Nicky Romero

Nina Kraviz

Omar Montes

Orjan Nilsen

Oscar Mulero

Pastis & Buenri

Paul Droid

Paul Elstak

Paul Van Dyk

Ran-D

Raul Ortiz

Sensity World

Skudero

Sound Rush

Steve Aoki

Sub Zero Project

Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano

Take Over Q-DANCE

Tha Watcher

The Viper

Timmy Trumpet

Villain

Wade

Wolfgang Flür – EX KRAFTWERK

Zadig Live

Martin Garrix and Zedd collaboration in full swing

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Apparently two of dance music’s most fawned-over figureheads are aligning. According to Martin Garrix, via an interview with South Florida’s Revolution 93.5 FM, there have been subtle, half-serious plans of a collaboration between Garrix and Zedd for nearly a decade. But only recently, as Garrix reports, he sent sent Zedd over some stems the latter found perfectly brilliant.

Garrix describes the work in progress as, “crazy, weird, different.” The two are ardently at work chiseling the impending composition. However there’s no solidified due date for the track as of yet. Though the Dutch dancefloor dynamo confirmed there’d be an eminent unveiling, with a high-in-the-sky Ultra or Tomorrowland caliber backdrop, once the duo is ready to debut it.

Garrix and his omnipresent Russian-German counterpart, Zedd, gave warrant to plenty of collaborative rumors in the last year or so, electing to wow audiences with multiple surprise back-to-back sets. One of the most notable of these was at the Echostage in Washington, D.C. last year. Zedd tweeted about a potential partnership soon after the performance. The dance music world voraciously awaits the fruits of this formidable twosome’s musical labor.

via: Revolution FM

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Martin Garrix, Kaskade, Illenium, and The Chainsmokers top Escapade 2020 lineup

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Hot off its tenth anniversary in 2019, Bud Light is readying its dance-driven music festival, Escapade, for its return to Ottawa, Canada. Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, Kaskade, and Illenium have headlining duties for Escapade’s 2020 installment. The inclusive lineup encompasses artists from a variety of electronic sub-genres—on the bass end are Snails, Seven Lions, Wooli, Kill The Noise, Flux Pavilion, and NGHTMRE, among others with low-end expertise. 

Camelphat, Chris Lake, and Robin Schulz represent just some of Escapade’s house inclusions, and Andrew Rayel and Andrew Bayer lead the lineup’s team of trance talent. Escapade will touch down at TD Place at Lansdowne Park from June 20 – 21. Tickets to the festival’s eleventh edition are available, here.

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Martin Garrix concludes summer tour in Berlin for newest episode of The Martin Garrix Show [Watch]

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Martin Garrix takes off for Lollapalooza Berlin in the newest episode of The Martin Garrix Show, where his Anima summer tour is set to conclude. Garrix reflects on how sad he is for the tour to end, and he hangs out with fellow artists in the catering area, including previous show-frequenter Dean Lewis.

This episode reaffirms the painstaking process Garrix and vocalists go through in the making of a hit, as shown in previous episodes. Lewis tells a story about how Garrix called him a month after the final version of “Used To Love” was complete, and told him they would need to re-do the entire song. The duo proceeded to do just that, and fans get a sneak peak into how intense Garrix is when it comes to perfecting a piece.

Garrix’s production manager dubs his closing show, “the perfect ending to the perfect summer.” Lewis goes on his first private jet flight back to Garrix’s house in Amsterdam, where they will undeniably continue to perfect “Used to Love.” Watch the full episode below.

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Watch Martin Garrix play Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival in The Martin Garrix Show

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Watch Martin Garrix play Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival in The Martin Garrix ShowMartin Garri Ultra

Martin Garrix heads to Fuji Rock Festival in Japan in The Martin Garrix Show. Fuji Rock is Japan’s largest music festival, per Sony’s marketing manager who speaks during the introduction of the episode. She notes that the festival typically features rock bands, but that Garrix will be playing on the Grand Stage, which is the largest stage at the festival. An electronic music artist playing on the Grand Stage is a rarity, she confirms. Garrix decides to go on early, and he and show director Gabe Fabroni rave about the show afterwards.

Garrix gives a sneak peak into an upcoming Area21 song he is working on. While in Tokyo, Garrix does press sessions, and he does a meet and greet in an Art museum, which he dubs the ‘craziest place he has ever done a meet and greet.’ Watch the full episode below.

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Tiësto and 7 Skies unite for playful new single, ‘My Frequency’

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Tiësto has released his first single of 2020 alongside 7 Skies and vocalist RebMoe. The single is titled “My Frequency,” and the catchy single is bound to make its rounds on the festival circuit.

On Tiësto’s CLUBLIFE weekly radio show, the superstar noted he was particularly excited about the release because he had sent it to fellow artists like Skrillex, The Chainsmokers, and Martin Garrix (among others), who gave him incredibly positive feedback about the track. After listening to “My Frequency,” the warm reception becomes understandable because the track will be the perfect fixture for DJ sets going into the 2020 festival season.

The single opens with poppy yet sultry vocals that keep the energy light and the mood playful. Booming bass bursts then cut into the track, yielding an intense house drop that overtakes the listener. Light notes dance in the backdrop, keeping the juxtaposition of the hard-hitting house notes and the light mood alive.

“My Frequency” is out now via Tiësto’s own Musical Freedom.