Swedish House Mafia confirm Mexico City performance in May 2019

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As Swedish House Mafia‘s hotly anticipated reunion continues to materialize, the trio have confirmed another stop on their comeback circuit. Setting their sights on Mexico City, Steve Angello, Axwell, and Sebastian Ingrosso will touch down on May 18, 2019, confirming a message Angello teased to fans at this year’s installment of Ultra Mexico. The group’s Mexico City booking next summer comes shortly after the highly publicized announcement of their hometown comeback performance in Stockholm next April.

Additional bookings are expected to follow in other major markets, and non-stop festival speculation has been fueling the rumor mill since the group reunited on stage at Ultra in Miami in early 2018. With new Swedish House Mafia music being made, huge potential endorsements looming, potential festival headlines, and what seems to be an international tour in the making, expect 2019 to be the Year of the Mafia.

Sign up for pre-sale tickets to Mexico City here. 

Swedish House Mafia confirm Mexico City performance in May 2019

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Swedish House Mafia confirm Mexico City performance in May 2019SHM Reunion Ultra Miami FB

As Swedish House Mafia‘s hotly anticipated reunion continues to materialize, the trio have confirmed another stop on their comeback circuit. Setting their sights on Mexico City, Steve Angello, Axwell, and Sebastian Ingrosso will touch down on May 18, 2019, confirming a message Angello teased to fans at this year’s installment of Ultra Mexico. The group’s Mexico City booking next summer comes shortly after the highly publicized announcement of their hometown comeback performance in Stockholm next April.

Additional bookings are expected to follow in other major markets, and non-stop festival speculation has been fueling the rumor mill since the group reunited on stage at Ultra in Miami in early 2018. With new Swedish House Mafia music being made, huge potential endorsements looming, potential festival headlines, and what seems to be an international tour in the making, expect 2019 to be the Year of the Mafia.

Sign up for pre-sale tickets to Mexico City here. 

ODESZA announce inaugural Foreign Family Collective festival Sundara, topped by RÜFÜS DU SOL, RL Grime, and more

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ODESZA announced earlier this year that they would not return to Red Rocks Amphitheater in 2019, thereby ending a consecutive four-year run of shows at the venue. The news led fans to speculate that the electronic duo could be plotting a momentous event in place of the annual Colorado show, more specifically, a Foreign Family Collective festival. Now, the duo have officially ended the speculation with the announcement of Sundara, set for March 13 – 16, 2019 in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

The label heads, and now festival organizers, are slated to headline the event, along with Alison Wonderland, RL Grime, and RÜFÜS DU SOL. Supporting talent for the inaugural beach festival includes Bob Moses, Tokimonsta, and Golden Features. Each act featured on Sundara’s debut lineup will play two different, unique sets across the three day event.

ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective label claimed an Electric Forest first in 2017 as the imprint hosted its own stage at the Michigan festival, programmed with talent curated from their imprint including Jai Wolf, Chet Porter, and Kasbo. ODESZA enthusiasts reasoned that the launch of a festival-style event would be a logical next step in Foreign Family’s progression, and as ODESZA has confirmed, a Foreign Family festival is now well within fans’ collective ‘line of sight.’

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Beyond the Booth 014: Marques Wyatt & the ritual of self care

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Beyond the Booth is a feature dedicated to the hidden side of artists that exists outside electronic music— a side rarely discussed with those outside their immediate circle. We venture “beyond the booth,” so to speak, and dive into their deepest passions that tie into their unique personalities. After some self-introspection, each participant then returns to the booth, providing an exclusive mix for the Dancing Astronaut audience.

Los Angeles has a vibrant underground dance culture that remains strongly rooted in the city despite attempts to overthrow it. At its helm is Marques Wyatt, a veritable stalwart who’s poured his blood, sweat, and tears into his DEEP brand, and in cultivating the scene around him.

His philosophy is one that rings true across history: music is a ritual. For years, the combination of rhythm and melody have helped guide humans to new planes, and Wyatt taps into this through each of his sets. He has an ear for all things meaningful within the 4/4 realm, consistently leading his listeners on introspective journeys through mystical and soulful shades of house. Not to mention, the humility and passion he exudes have made him a well-loved icon locally and beyond.

A main staple on the transformational circuit, Wyatt is bound for Mexico’s RHA festival — taking place from May 25-26 — where he will be pleasing an international audience with what’s likely to be an enticing track selection. Beforehand, however, he stopped by the DA offices to dive into the other most important part of his life: self care. He gives us some useful tips on non-violent communication, healthful foods, and decompressing; a nice complement to the business of the festival he will soon be dominating.


What is your go-to health food?
If you slit my wrist, avocado would come pouring out. My favorite food in the world.

Tell us about your favorite natural remedies.
In Ayurvedic Medicine, oil pulling (specifically coconut oil pulling) is a fantastic oral detoxification procedure that’s simply done by swishing a tablespoon of oil (typically coconut, olive or sesame) in your mouth for 10-20 minutes.

Secondly, I get bitten by mosquitoes a lot when traveling. I discovered the best repellent for mosquitoes which is natural and made by Avon of all people. It’s called “Skin So Soft.” It’s been tried and tested in the jungles of Tulum, Hawaii and other places I used to get eaten alive. If you do happen to get bitten… lavender oil for the bites is amazing. 😉

How did you get into yoga, how has it changed you for the better? How does it tie into your DEEP brand/musical ethos, and why should people try it out?
Yoga has taught and continues to teach me about myself. When I first began to practice, I noticed there was a direct correlation between how I dealt with challenging poses and how I dealt with challenges in my life. I learned to breathe through both and stay focused, whether in completing a pose or task. I also, began to notice myself being much more grounded and less reactive. Which is a great tool to be able to access in this chosen profession of mine, riddled with so many different personalities. Yoga and music are my two loves, so the fact that we have created a branch of DEEP-LA (Deep Exhale) that contributes to health and wellness is a blessing.

What are your thoughts on non-violent communication as a ways to resolve conflict?
Non violent communication is the only way that works towards a positive result. Choose your language carefully and avoid words that put someone on the defense and/or make them feel wrong about how they feel.

What are some tips you have for processing/working through emotions?
A sure way to work through negative emotions is to understand that they begin with a thought.

THOUGHTS>FEELINGS>ACTIONS=RESULT. Thus, it’s a good practice to notice negative shifts in the way you feel, then track the origin of the thought you chose to produce the feeling. Then choose another thought that better serves you.

RHA announces lineup as stunning as its location

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RHA touched down in the scenic Puta Mita, Mexico in 2017. Soon after the close of its first edition, the nascent destination festival distinguished itself as one of the top of its class when it came to travelling and dance music.

Boasting an impressive array of talent across the house and techno spectrum, RHA’s second edition is set to be as grandiose as its predecessor. Luciano will be headlining, for one — his first time back in Mexico in three years. Joining him are the likes of Justin Martin, Charlotte De Witte, Sabo, Marques Wyatt, Lee Foss, and more. RHA has also upgraded its confines, adding a brand new natural ampitheatre to host an array of its artist roster.

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The event takes place Memorial Day Weekend. Grab tickets and find more information here.

Seth Troxler calls upon UMF Mexico headliners to pledge donations to hurricane relief

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Good guy Seth Troxler has a request for fellow Ultra Music Festival Mexico headliners.

The house and techno tastemaker called upon festival headliners to donate 10% of their artist fee to the earthquake relief efforts ongoing in Mexico, or alternatively, to match the amount that he is contributing to the initiative. He personally pledged $10,000, announcing his donation via Twitter yesterday.

Troxler originally addressed Richie Hawtin, Knife Party, Dubfire, Nicky Romero, and Dash Berlin in his tweet, yet as of right now, none of the artists have responded to him — at least publicly. Martin Garrix, however, matched Troxler’s donation, also granting $10,000.

UMF Mexico has already shared its plans to donate 1,000,000 pesos to the country’s earthquake relief, a figure that equates to about $50,000 USD. 50% of UMF’s ticket sales will also be directed to the relief project.

H/T: Mixmag

 

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Ultra Mexico announces its inaugural phase one lineup

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Ultra Music Festival has released the first lineup phase for its Mexico debut. Taking place October 6-7 in Mexico City’s expansive Foro Pegaso, the inaugural edition of the festival boasts three stages and an expected attendance of over 80,000.

Ultra Mexico’s main stage will play host to a prominently Dutch bill, with Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Dash Berlin, and Martin Garrix performing alongside Swedish superstar, Alesso. Meanwhile, the impressive roster of Dubfire, The Martinez Brothers, Richie Hawtin, and Seth Troxler, will headline the event brand’s ever-growing RESISTANCE concept.

View the full first-phase lineup below:

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BPM banned from Playa del Carmen; victim identities and shooting details confirmed [Breaking]

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State officials have announced that after 10 years, BPM Festival is no longer welcome in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Playa del Carmen’s Mayor of Solidarity Cristina Torres Gómez–a goodwill liaison between tourists and locals–announced that strong regulations will be developed to protect Playa del Carmen’s tourist friendly atmosphere.

Among the regulations, Gómez announced that night activity will be strictly monitored. She also announced an immediate ban on both BPM and the Arena Festival, scheduled to take place in February.

“We want these types of events to go,” Torres Gómez said. “We won’t allow one more.”

The Playa is typically much less violent than the cartel contested regions in mainland Mexico and is often affectionately referred to as the face of Mexico. BPM will likely still hold events in Brazil and Portugal, as was recently announced.

Mexican news sources have also confirmed the names of those injured and deceased and revealed new details about the suspected shooter in the Blue Parrot nightclub shooting that took place early Monday morning during the Elrow closing party at BPM Festival in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.

According to several sources including Quintana Roo’s Attorney General, the victims have been identified as Kirk Wilson of Toronto, Daniel Pessina of Italy, Geovanni Francisco Ruiz Murillo of Mexico, and Rafael Antonio Peñalosa Vega of Mexico. While the former three were declared dead on site, Vega died minutes after being admitted to the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), a state run hospital in Playa Del Carmen.

Alejandra Margarita Villanueva Ibarra of the United States has also been confirmed dead by the Attorney General and by her family in Colorado. Reports confirm Ibarra was crushed to death in the stampede to exit when shots broke out inside the club.

The Quintana Roo Prosecutor’s office has confirmed that the altercation took place at 2:28 am, Monday January 16  when a patron was denied entry to the bar for carrying a gun. Quintana Roo Prosecutor Miguel Angel Pech Cen had previously confirmed that four people of interest were being held in relation to the event, but no charges have been filed. He also firmly ruled out any ties to terrorist activity.

State officials also confirmed that the suspect left behind several items including a t-shirt, a Tuarus .38 revolver, and numerous shell casings from several handguns including: 6 .38 revolver shells, 8  9 millimeter shells, and 6 .380 caliber shells.

The Governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquin, confirmed details about the shooting and reiterated the importance of cracking down on violence in the region in a dispatch on the state’s website. “We will implement decisive actions to avoid aggressions of any kind in this state that is the window of Mexico and the pride of all Mexicans,” said Gov. Joaquin. “Measures will be taken to maintaine [sic] the order and security in all of our tourist destinations.”

“All crimes are reprehensible,” he added, “but certainly, the most are those that have consequences for innocent people.”

This article features reporting from Christina Hernandez and Jordan Diaz.

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The Radar 75: Mixed by YOTTO

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Fresh off making DA’s annual list of the Top 25 Artists to Watch in 2017, Anjunadeep’s rising star Yotto is ringing in the New Year with a whimsical new mix ahead of his performance next week at The BPM Festival in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The hour-long edition on BPM’s podcast journeys through a deep, melodic trance including tracks from heavy-hitters Maceo Plex, Martin Buttrich, Loco Dice and more.

The BPM Festival takes place January 6-15, 2017 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Tickets are available here, or purchase tickets to the Anjunadeep showcase featuring Yotto, Moon Boots, Pete Tong and more here

Track List:

Yotto – Concrete Love
Dj Koze – Driven
MOHN – The Night (Deep Mix)
Circle Of Life – Friday Night
Reset Robot – Fuzz
Andre Hommen – First Serve
Liam Geddes – Can’t Change
Martin Buttrich & Loco Dice – Damn U Made It
Yotto – Untitled
Krink – Transit
Maceo Plex – Motor Rotor
East Cafe – One Silent Cloudburst

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10 artists to watch at The BPM Festival

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By all accounts, The BPM Festival has cemented its name as the world’s foremost tropical techno paradise. The festival is back this January for its tenth anniversary on the pristine shores of Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. This year, the legendary 10-day Caribbean affair has crafted a tremendous lineup of over 400 house and techno artists performing across various showcases, beach parties and sunset-till-sunrise jungle parties.

With an immense roster of both underground legends and emerging talent, The BPM Festival’s lineup can be a bit daunting to digest. While much of the focus goes towards heavy-hitter names like Carl Cox, Marco Carola, and Solomun, the entirety of the lineup is worth exploring in-depth. To help navigate the expansive billing, we’ve highlighted 10 artists to watch at this year’s festival.

Tickets to The BPM Festival are available here.

All photos courtesy of aLIVE Coverage for TheBPMFestival.com

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   Patrick Topping

There’s a reason Patrick Topping is consistently ranked as one of the best DJs in the world — his penchant for funky basslines and celestial embellishments is commanding. The house maestro recently dropped off a holiday present in the form of a compilation album titled Paradise On Earth #01 Mexico alongside Nathan Barato mere weeks ago, proving the perfect warmup for his much anticipated appearances at The BPM Festival.

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   Julia Govor

Ruisan DJ and producer Julia Govor has hoisted herself atop the techno world, gaining co-signs from top-tier tastemakers like Pete Tong, Richie Hawtin and Sven Vath, as well as landing major gigs at Movement in Detroit, WMC in Miami, ADE in Amsterdam and Timewarp, Awakenings and Electric Zoo in New York. The renaissance woman also released the well-received Open Possibility EP (via Body Parts/Mind Series) back in the spring with official remixes from Ricardo Villalobos and Kamran Sadeghi.

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   wAFF

Fresh off a summer residency at DC-10 in Ibiza opening for Jamie Jones’ staple Paradise party, Hot Creations breakout star wAFF masterfully blends melancholic samples with the energy and funk of the label. In addition to originals like “Mike The Swamp” with Russ Yallop and “Flipback,” his three-track Sick Pleasure EP was among the grooviest releases of 2016.

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   Lauren Lane

While 2016 proved to be a tough year for many, others like house sorceress Lauren Lane can’t complain. Beginning with BPM’s epic closing beach party in January to Carnaval in Brazil to Burning Man and the closing parties in Ibiza, Lauren capped her stellar year with the release of the Mantra 304 project via Saved Records and her latest tech house track “Evelyn Glennie.”

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   Cristoph

Newcastle native Cristoph’s high-octane driver “Alone” — off his new conceptual album titled 8-Track — is symbolic of the state of his career: he’s in his own lane. While he may seem like an up-and-coming artist, multiple track and EP releases on Noir, Suara, Adam Beyer’s Truesoul, VIVa MUSiC and Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound prove him to a veritable force in the underground.

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   Kidnap Kid

Kidnap Kid’s rapturous melodic house is best paired with an ocean breeze, so his appearance at The BPM Festival will certainly be a moment to soak in. The London-bred DJ and producer comes off an explosive year of touring and an onslaught of seasonal EPs including Stronger, which boasted the smash single “Like You Used To,” and the ethereal Moments project towards the top of 2016.

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   Jonas Rathsman

Between his Elements mix series, the massive “Cobalt” anthem released on Solomun’s DIYNAMIC label and hypnotic record “Complex” (which spawned seductive remixes from Serge Devant and Deetron), there are plenty of reasons to catch Jonas Rathsman in Playa Del Carmen — including his highly anticipated performance at All Gone Pete Tong at Blue Parrot.

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   Eagles & Butterflies

Eagles & Butterflies returns to The BPM Festival after opening for John Digweed’s Bedrock label showcase last year. With 2016 bookings including Coachella and Circoloco at DC-10 in Ibiza, the Innervisions producer has kept busy balancing a relentless stream of EP releases including Mysticism, Constellations and most recently Art Imitating Life, Vol. 1 — not to mention his elysian remixes of RY X’s “Deliverance” and Underworld’s “Nylon Strung.”

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   Victor Ruiz

Victor Ruiz is one of Brazil’s hottest exports to hit the dance scene standing out with his dark, trancey techno that will drive you straight through after hours till sunrise. Victor’s standout sets of 2016 included Germany’s Fusion festival, Warung in Brazil and Berlin nightclub Sisyphos, in addition to countless remixes and a brand new two-track Nevermind EP.

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   Mikey Lion

Co-founder of the Southern California house and techno collective known as Desert Hearts, Mikey Lion has managed to help elevate the brand to a global audience including DH’s annual cross-country City Hearts winter tour and more recently spreading the group’s “House Techno Love” mantra to international destinations such as Brazil and Costa Rica. Among other 2016 accolades, the tech house crusader (usually adorned in an ornate steam punk hat) also dropped the infectious Into The Jungle EP alongside Sabo near the top of the year.