Martin Garrix and Khalid combine forces on ‘Oceans’

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Martin Garrix teams up with Khalid on a highly anticipated new single, “Oceans.” The pair deliver a laid back pop track blending electronic tropes with elements of rock and R&B into a soothing soundscape polished by calming harmonies. Khalid’s sultry vocal work has an emotional range that Garrix mimics on the hook with distant vocal chops, fluttering guitar chords, and soft percussion.

A slight departure in style from the “Forever” producer’s normal fare, having recently built his catalog in a more energetic electro-pop lane with singers including Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha, and Troye Sivan. R&B crooner Khalid’s foray into EDM continues successfully, following his most streamed song on Spotify to date, the Marshmello- assisted “Silence,” and 2017’s “Rollin” alongside Calvin Harris.

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Dyro – Bring It Down

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Dyro is known for his ability to produce smooth electro house tracks juxtaposed with heavy bass tracks. He has gone dubstep for his debut release on Martin Garrix‘s STMPD RCRDS titled “Bring It Down.”

The monstrous production features commanding vocals that fall into a hectic and heavy drop manufactured for live performance. The Amsterdam based DJ and producer is sure to drop this in upcoming performances, and fans can see him at Balaton Sound festival in Hungary.

Calvin Harris, Zedd, Tiësto & more: Don’t miss the full Hakkasan Group Memorial Day Weekend recap

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It’s certainly no secret that the Las Vegas-based Hakkasan Group is the crowned owner of esteemed nightlife destinations. 2018’s Memorial Day was no exception, with fervorous performances from fellow 2020 residency holders Calvin Harris and Tiësto, to hip-hop heavyweights all the way down the strip. Hakksan brought their A-game and this year DA‘s here to wrap up the highlights, so you don’t miss a beat, and maybe next year might even manage to catch it in person.

OMNIA Nightclub

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The Caesars Palace nightclub kicked off its electrifying three-day weekend celebration with none other than the king of the strip, Mr. Residency 2020, Calvin Harris.  Harris, fresh off his tune of the summer, “One Kiss,” played all of his chart-topping hits for a sold-out crowd. Following the firey Harris deliverance Friday night, Fellow Grammy Award-winning Zedd kept the party going Saturday night with an equally exuberant performance that kept guests dancing until the early hours of the morning. Unfortunately, the revelries had to come to a close Sunday evening, but who better to do the honors, than the unparalleled hitmaker himself, Martin Garrix.

Hakkasan Nightclub

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Hakkasan Nightclub, inside the esteemed MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, treated partygoers to an exclusive four-night affair, kicking off Thursday, May 24 with a Memorial Day Weekend edition of Lil Jon’s “About Last Night” party. One can imagine just how the shots were flowing as the “Turn Down for What” hitmaker took over the turntables, making for an unforgettable night at the jam-packed venue. Friday evening, Tiësto played for a sold-out crowd, even bringing out the lead singer of Imagine Dragons, Dan Reynolds. The long-weekend festivities continued Saturday, with Steve Aoki, who brought the noise with a sick celebrity entourage made-up of singer Akon and Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker. The nighttime hot spot welcomed back resident Calvin Harris Sunday, May 27, as the legendary artist treated partygoers to an expectedly exhilarating set.

JEWEL Nightclub

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Located inside the ARIA Resort & Casino, JEWEL nightclub pulled out all the stops this Memorial Day Weekend as the premier venue was also celebrating its two-year anniversary. Clubgoers flocked to the nightspot as hip-hop artist Playboi Carti, fresh off his new LP Die Lit, andgave an unbelievable live performance as part of “The Good Life Fridays” on May 25. The celebratory weekend continued with a live performance by Lil Uzi Vert the following night, as resident DJ Steve Aoki closed out the commemorative weekend May 28 for the “Flawless Mondays” anniversary event. Aoki had plenty of the usual (unusual) surprises in store for his guests, as he brought out Desiigner to perform his breakout hit “Panda” in the middle of his unparalleled set. Additionally, because why not, Lil Jon made a guest appearance where he jumped atop the DJ booth and pumped up the partygoers, making for an absolutely unbelievable night.

1 OAK Nightclub

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The Mirage Hotel & Casino club brought forth a jam-packed celebration for Memorial Day Weekend which kicked off Wednesday, May 23 with DJ Mike Attack. The festivities continued Friday, May 25 as hip-hop legend YG performed live for a sold-out crowd. Adding to the excitement, R&B artist Miguel. Saturday night welcomed chart-topping artist Tory Lanez as he led the party with an equally high-energy live performance.

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The Bellagio Resort & Casino kept guests partying all weekend long with a lineup that included DJ Que Friday, May 25, DJ Mike K Saturday, May 26, and Kid Conrad Sunday, May 27.

WET REPUBLIC Ultra-Pool at MGM Grand

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Electronic dance legend Armin Van Buuren kicked things off at the storied assortment of Memorial Day Weekend Events Friday, May 25, at the MGM Grand WET Republic party. The champagne-filled celebration continued with Tiësto Saturday, May 26. Chart-topping artist Martin Garrix took over the turntables Sunday, May 27 as Zedd closed out the celebrations with an unforgettable performance Monday, May 28.

LIQUID Pool Lounge at ARIA

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Even ARIA’s LIQUID Pool hosted its own jam-packed week. Kicking off with DJ E-Rock Thursday, May 24. Poolgoers returned for an energetic set by DJ Turbulence Friday, May 25, as DJ Drama packed the venue Saturday, May 26. The daytime hot spot concluded the celebrations with DJ duo BRKLYN Sunday, May 27, and DJ Nova Monday, May 28.

Pool Lounge at The Mirage

The Mirage’s European-style dayclub welcomed partygoers with an exclusive lineup featuring Greg Lopez Thursday, May 24, MK Friday, May 25, Zsuzsanna Saturday, May 25, Alex Madden Sunday, May 27, and Joseph Gettright who headed the “Barekini Contest” Monday, May 28.

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Troye Sivan – Bloom

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Martin Garrix collaborator and singer and songwriter in his own right, Troye Sivan, is out with a new track titled “Bloom.” The pop track features an electronic backdrop that weaves in and out of his polarizing vocals.

“Bloom” will be featured on his sophomore album, and follows single releases “My My My!” and “The Good Side.” The track is out now on Universal Music Australia.

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Electric Zoo announces ferocious phase two line-up additions: Alesso, Tiësto, Chris Lorenzo, Destructo, and more

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Made Event‘s titanic New York-based festival, Electric Zoo, is celebrating its tenth birthday this Labor Day Weekend, August 31st–September 2nd. To mark the momentous double-digit occasion, the wildlife-themed event has added two more headlining artists in Alesso and Tiësto to join the star-studded cast of talent that already tops the 2018 bill: KaskadeMarshmelloMartin Garrix, and Virtual Self.

Other notable acts joining on phase two include: Alexander Lewis, Bonnie x Clyde, Boogie T, Chris Lorenzo, Chuurch, Crankdat, Destructo, DNMO, Dubfire, G Jones, Habstrakt, Jauz, Kayzo, Lost Frequencies, Luzcid, Medasin, Party Favor, Petey Clicks, Space Jesus, Spencer Brown, Squnto, Stööki Sound, Whipped Cream, and YehMe2.

Electric Zoo’s ‘Big 10’ birthday bash will feature additional stages curated by Anjunabeats, Deadbeats, Hyperhouse, and Sunday School.

Tickets to Electric Zoo are currently on sale to the general public, and can be purchased here.

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BADFLITE- Ain’t Coming Home

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Electronic, house, and R&B collide in BADFLITE’s newest original on STMPD records, “Ain’t Coming Home.” The label was started by none other than electronic music’s favorite protégé Martin Garrix, who is now building the careers of up and comers such as BADFLITE.

“Ain’t Coming Home” is well produced, and catchy enough to have radio sensation potential. The Russian producer is known for his mellow vibes, and it is certainly reflected in this solid release.

Martin Garrix and LOOPERS release club-ready track, ‘Game Over’

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Martin Garrix and LOOPERS certainly had live performance in mind with their newest release “Game Over.” Garrix debuted the track last year at Tomorrowland, and after listening, it is apparent why he chose to do so on the mainstage.

The bouncy track has a weaving synth progression and progressive house chords. The track is practically manufactured for festival and club sets with its upbeat tempo and lack of vocals integrated. The track is out now via Garrix’s label STMPD Records.

Insomniac fills out robust 2018 EDC week with over 25 artists and 14 new shows

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Insomniac added over 25 new artists and 14 events to the fifth annual EDC week in Las Vegas, coinciding with the festival’s 22nd annual installment. 

In doing so, the festival welcomes 14 signature party experiences during the week of May 16–23, including the hardstyle focused Basscon Pool Party and two dubstep-fueled Bassrush parties, along with a variety of diverse headliners throughout the week. New programming includes a vast array of parties across the cities hottest nightclubs, including Elephante, Porter Robinson, NGHTMRE, Gryffin, Hot Since 82, Illenium, Yellow Claw, and many more.

Full programming details, more information, and tickets are available here.

Julian Jordan teams up with childhood friend Alpharock for new release ‘Zero Gravity’

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Julian Jordan has teamed up with his childhood friend Alpharock for the new track, “Zero Gravity.”

The track blends a big room backdrop with light vocals and vocal accents the propel the track forward. The build is the focal point of “Zero Gravity,” making for a production that is primed to excel during live performances.

The track is out now on Martin Garrix‘s label STMPD.

 

Electric Zoo unveils first phase of tenth anniversary lineup

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Made Event’s New York-based electronic veteran, Electric Zoo will reach double-digits this year. Slated to return to its long time home of Randall’s Island Park on Labor Day Weekend from August 31–September 2, Electric Zoo’s celebration of a decade of production will see dance music titans Kaskade, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, and Virtual Self as event headliners.

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The first phase of the festival’s supplements its superstar headliners with an array of supporting talent, including 3LAU, Alan Walker, Justin Martin, Illenium, REZZ, and many more. Electric Zoo’s ‘Big 10’ bash will additionally feature stages curated by Anjunabeats, Deadbeats, Hyperhouse, and Sunday School.

Tickets to Electric Zoo’s tenth birthday party are currently on sale to the general public, and can be purchased here.