EDC Orlando releases expanded festival footprint

This post was originally published on this site

Want more of EDC Orlando? Say no more, because 2017’s iteration of the festival features an expanded grounds footprint. Insomniac has taken the best parts of a fair and combined it with a music festival, so whether attendees wish to zip line, swing, or take a ride on a ferris wheel, the expanded festival grounds will offer a plethora of activities with even more space than the 2016 edition.

EDC Orlando 2017 Map

EDC Orlando will take place November 10 and 11 at Tinker Field. Artists performing include Alan WalkerKSHMRSeven LionsSlushiiZedd and many more. Tickets can be purchased here.

Read More:

EDC Orlando releases curated playlist to celebrate full lineup announcement 

Insomniac releases full lineup for EDC Orlando 2017

EDC Orlando announces Boombox Artcar Lineup


DJ Hell goes to church, is set to perform at Melbourne’s iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral

This post was originally published on this site

DJ Hell is not above a good bit of irony, as he will be taking over Melbourne’s iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral for a techno set on November 18th. The show has been dubbed “The DJ Hell Cathedral,” and will be one of the focal points of Melbourne Music Week, which is set to take place from November 17–25.

The Berlin-based DJ will be accompanied by Australian locals Honeysmack, Acid Safari, Sundelin, and DJ Kiti. Melbourne Music Week is known for taking over unconventional locations around the city for its raves, and St. Paul’s Cathedral certainly fits the bill.


While a church isn’t the first place one would think to host a rave, technically speaking, a church’s architecture is conducive to an epic sound system for rave attendees.  More information about Melbourne Music Week can be found here, and tickets to DJ Hell’s Cathedral available here.

Photo Credit: @StPaulsCathMelb/Twitter

H/T: Mixmag

Read More:

Date & Venue announced for Road to Ultra Australia in Melbourne

The Gaslamp Killer’s Australian Tour has been cancelled following sexual assault allegations 

Flying Lotus comes out in support of The Gaslamp Killer 


A first-ever ‘family-friendly rave’ is coming to Dubai

This post was originally published on this site

A family-friendly festival inspired event is coming to Dubai in November.

No longer restricted to an 18+ audience, the United Arab Emirate’s (UAE) first “family-friendly rave” is an event that will touch down at the Steigenberger Hotel in Business Bay on November 11. Called “Party Monsters,” the initiative materializes as a grass-roots collaboration of music and activities designed for the enjoyment of families, from the youngest to oldest member.

Local and international level DJs will take the decks at Party Monsters to deliver mixes rife with different genres, including club classics, house music, drum & bass, and more. Party Monsters seeks to keep sound levels at a lower measure, ensuring safety for all attending children. Party Monsters will offer an arts and crafts area, face-painting, balloon animals, and baby changing and feeding stations to accommodate families and children alike. There will also be a baby sensory dance floor equipped with bubble machines, parachutes, pompoms, and balloons in the Soft Play Chill Out Zone designed for infants and toddlers. The area will be outfitted with an additional ball pool, tents, and tunnels for play.

The launch theme of Party Monsters will be “Jungle Friends,” offering guests the chance to come dressed in theme.

“Drawing on our collective experience as new parents and veteran promoters within the nightlife industry in the region, we saw an opportunity to start something different for families much like our own,” said Tim Woodstock of Party Monsters. Woodstock is a founder of Party Monsters, sharing ownership with Vip Patel. Heralded as the “champion” of the drum & bass genre in the UAE, Woodstock is also notable for his status as the founder of Bassworx.

“We’ve paid attention to detail and given a lot of thought to what our audience would like in an afternoon to unwind and listen to good music from back in the day, and better yet, share it with their families,” Woodstock remarked.

Tickets to Party Monsters can be purchased here.

H/T: The National

Read More:

Sweden’s women-only music festival is a go for summer 2018

808 Festival returns to Thailand for fifth continuous year

South Carolina music festival, The Gathering, results in an epic fail

Hakkasan and OMNIA announce ‘monstrous’ line-up for Halloween weekend in Vegas

This post was originally published on this site

Las Vegas can very well be called the USA’s Ibiza, as it consistently brings in the world’s best talent no matter the time of year. However, unlike the rave White Island, the city continues to party all year round with A-list DJs literally flocking in and out of there on a daily basis. The Hakkasan Group have proven themselves as worthy gatekeepers to Las Vegas’ inimitable nightlife time after time with impressive lineups. With a massive, festival-esque benefit show slated for November at OMNIA, Hakkasan has also just announced their extensive line-up for Halloween weekend.

OMNIA will put on its third and final installment of the “Phantom of the Opera” themed trilogy that’s seen massive success over the past two years, featuring performances by Calvin Harris, Zedd, Kaskade and more. If that’s not thrilling enough for the audience, Hakkasan will invite attendees to step “Beyond the Wall” with its second chapter of the medieval themed party, featuring sets by Steve Aoki, Lil Jon, Above & Beyond, and even some tech-house vibes from Hodor himself, Kristian Nairn.


OMNIA Nightclub:

Friday, Oct. 27

Main Club: Calvin Harris

Heart of OMNIA: Shift

Saturday, Oct. 28

Main Club: Zedd

Heart of OMNIA: Irie

Sunday, Oct. 29| “DESEO Latin Sundays: Haunted Gala”
Heart of OMNIA: DJ Gil Barba and DJ Exile

Tuesday, Oct. 31
Main Club: Kaskade
Heart of OMNIA – “Wild at Heart: Ghosts of Hip Hop’s Past” Mike Attack


Hakkasan Nightclub:

Thursday, Oct. 26: “Lords and Ladies of Las Vegas”
This celebratory night will honor 40 of the leading men and women in the industry. Keeping with the feudal theme, these industry leaders will be awarded with royal titles.

Main Room: Steve Aoki
Opening Set by Kristian Nairn (also known as “Hodor”)

Friday, Oct. 27:“About Last Night”

Main Room: Lil Jon

Saturday, Oct. 28

Main Room: Kaskade

Ling Ling Club: Phoreyz

Sunday, Oct. 29

Main Room: Above & Beyond

Read More:

Calvin Harris donates proceeds from Omnia show to Las Vegas Victims fund

Tiësto, Kaskade, Zedd, & more to headline Vegas benefit show at OMNIA Nightclub

Omnia and Hakkasan have outdone themselves with October lineup

Björk describes six alleged incidents of sexual harassment following Lars Von Trier’s response

This post was originally published on this site

Danish film director Lars Von Trier has responded to the sexual harassment claims that were alleged by Björk in a Facebook post published on October 15.

“I am inspired by the women everywhere who are speaking up online to tell about my experience with a Danish director” Björk wrote. While the Icelandic singer/songwriter did not name Von Trier in the post, Björk’s account of the alleged sexual harassment indirectly identified Von Trier as the perpetrator, citing the harasser as a film director that she had previously worked with.

Björk has only appeared in one film, Dancer In The Dark, directed by Von Trier.

Von Trier has since answered Björk’s sexual harassment claims, stating, “That is not the case — although we didn’t get along, that’s a fact. On the other hand, she delivered one of the greatest-ever performances in my movies.”

The film’s producer, Peter Aalbaek backed Von Trier’s denial of the sexual harassment allegations, commenting “As far as I remember we were victims. That woman was stronger than both Lars von Trier and me and our company together.” Aalbaek’s remark accords with Björk’s assertion that she was “framed as the difficult one,” during the film’s shoot once she rejected Von Trier’s alleged advances.

Von Trier’s dismissal of Björk’s allegations has since elicited a response from Björk, who published an additional Facebook post detailing six different alleged incidents of sexual harassment said to have occurred while filming Dancer In The Dark. The post elaborates on Björk’s charge that she was portrayed as “the difficult one” by referencing “fabricated stories” that surfaced in the press. Björk points to the story that she supposedly ate a blouse as a form of protest while shooting.

“If being difficult is standing up to being treated like that, I’ll own it,” Björk concludes.

H/T: Mixmag, Resident Advisor

Read More:

Flying Lotus comes out in support of The Gaslamp Killer

The Gaslamp Killer’s Australian Tour has been canceled following sexual assault allegations

[UPDATE] The Gaslamp Killer accused of sexual assault in Twitter post; artist responds

Major Lazer host benefit concert for hurricane-stricken Caribbean people

This post was originally published on this site

In wake of the wave of hurricanes that have struck the Caribbean islands, dance music supergroup Major Lazer decided to throw a benefit concert in Miami to raise funds for those affected by the natural disasters.

On Oct. 16, the Caribbean-influenced trio composed of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire hosted a massive concert called Relief is the Mission at Mana Wynwood featuring appearances by Tory Lanez, Machel Montano, Bad Bunny and more. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the three-hour concert went to the people of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands that were affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. The performance raised $2,501 from 111 people on the Facebook livestream alone.


Read More:

Diplo reveals new Major Lazer and Lorde collaboration

Major Lazer – Know No Better (Slander Remix)

Diplo weighs in on “cheesy” EDM culture, getting burned by Rihanna and more

Featured photo by Rukes

Flying Lotus apologizes for comments surrounding Gaslamp Killer controversy

This post was originally published on this site

On October 12, Chelsea (who has asked to have her last name withheld) took to Twitter to allege that she and her best friend were drugged and raped at The Standard in Los Angeles by William Benjamin Bensussen, better known by his stage name, The Gaslamp Killer.

The Gaslamp Killer faced widespread backlash since the allegations were made — Low End Theory cut ties with the producer and he has had an Australian tour cancelled. Flying Lotus, one of the underground club’s co-founders, seemed to stand in solidarity with the musician at a recent performance, inciting a backlash of his own.

Following the incident, during his set at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on October 14, Flying Lotus ended his set with one of Gaslamp Killer’s songs stating, “The internet is a fuckin’ liar. Ain’t nobody judge and jury but the fuckin’ law, okay? … Thank you guys so much for coming, let truth and justice have its day.”

After Flying Lotus’ comments spread, fans and industry professionals expressed their outrage, prompting the artist to deliver an apology for his “insensitive comments.”

I wanted to sincerely apologize for my comments at my show. I realize they were insensitive. This is a tough time for all of us, as men and women. I’m having trouble finding my voice in all of this. I am truly heartbroken. My stage has always been a place for what’s in my heart until now. I feel as internet wielding people we have to learn to give each other space to feel, to honor each other’s reactions and experiences without bullying. I care about this community and its impact so much. -Flying Lotus

Via: HipHopDX

Read More:

Alison Wonderland shares story of sexual harassment

The Gaslamp Killer’s Australian Tour has been canceled following sexual assault allegations

Take a closer look at ADE’s vibrant collection of events

This post was originally published on this site

Held October 18–22, Amsterdam Dance Event is one of the industry’s most celebrated conferences. Thousands of artists come together to share innovative new projects and ideas. In 2016, more than 2,200 artists and 550 speakers attended the five day event, and as many as 7,000 professional delegates from all over the world visited ADE to network within the industry.

This year, four standout events are taking place in Amsterdam where guests can further explore the unique forum ADE has to offer.

1. Morocco Focus

Morocco Focus gives attendees a closer look at Morocco’s vibrant electronic music scene. The 2017 panel program is coming together with the North African country under the spotlight in this year’s ADE Global View. Morocco currently hosts 15 festivals each year that are almost exclusively dedicated to electronic music. The beautiful country has a healthy club scene with venues specializing in house, hip hop, and techno — predominant, thriving genres in the region.

2. ADE Soundlab

ADE Sound Lab is back for three days at the 2017 ADE Festival Hangout, located at De Brakke Grond. The Sound Lab program is one of the most influential and consistently exciting parts of ADE, with demos, workshops, masterclasses, presentations of new and conceptual instruments, audio-visual experiences, modular synth setups and live performances. There will be interviews highlighting the experiences of artists, DVS1, Gary Numan, Surgeon & Lady Starlight, Tiga & Soulwax and many more.

3. ADE Green

In order to combat climate change, it is essential to collectively work together for a more sustainable future. A major issue for a platform such as ADE Green, given that it is supported by a broad range of players in the festival and music industry with shared beliefs that go far beyond the perimeters of their festival enclosures is sustainability. ADE Green partnered with Absolut and co-developed the initiative through program partners with the City of Amsterdam. The music community, with its genuine global reach, is able to promote its collective imagination and passion like few other industries. It produces role models, dreams, and questions, which can then pave the way to a better future for everyone. ADE Green focuses on reaching out to the decision makers in the music and festival industry to ignite, inspire, and strengthen sustainability, innovation, and social change.

4. ADE Tech

ADE Tech will be featuring some of the most important emerging technologies and showcasing some of the brightest minds working in the technical side of the industry. Some of the topics discussed include the wider possibilities of the integration of Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality within the music and entertainment industries. While such technologies are currently still in their infancy, the possibilities are limitless and are likely to become seamlessly integrated into what we experience as consumers of entertainment within the next few years.

More information can be found here.

Read More:

Martin Garrix to present at the 2017 installment of The Amsterdam Dance Event Conference

Armin and Hardwell announced a b2b for the first time ever this October at AMF

Amsterdam Dance Event announces first-round of lineup

New techno nightclub to open this November in Berlin

This post was originally published on this site

Berlin based and Berlin bound techno enthusiasts alike ought to be uttering a resounding “techyes!”

Further cementing Berlin’s reputation as the “techno capital of the world” is the city’s announcement of a new nightclub exclusively dedicated to the genre. Dubbed “OST,” the 600-capacity techno hub is slated to open for its inaugural evening of production on Saturday, November 4. While OST has yet to release a list of artists set to appear over the coming months, John Osborn, Vakula, LA-4A, an Jennifer Touch will take the decks to deliver the club’s first performances on November 4.

Appropriately situated on the eastern edge of Friedrichshain, OST derives its name from the German word for “east.”  Those interested in attending OST’s launch party can visit the venue’s Facebook page here for event updates.

H/T: DJ Mag

Read More:

Techno Tuesday: MK talks Detroit techno and Halloween

Techno Tuesday: Jesse Rose elaborates on retirement ahead of first & last CRSSD appearance

Techno officially declared high culture in Berlin

Zedd to sit in on drums at Linkin Park’s upcoming Chester Bennington memorial show

This post was originally published on this site

It’s a well-known fact that acclaimed electro and progressive house producer Zedd began his music career as a drummer, before he made the fateful over to a Digital Audio Workstation and the international superstardom that followed. However, the veteran producer has kept in touch with his percussiion passion, as he is all set to join Linkin Park on drums for a song during a heartfelt Chester Bennington memorial performance.

This news comes just after the band released a touching tribute to their late lead singer with the official music video for “One More Light.” Beyond a glimpse of Zedd in a different setting, the upcoming show indicates just how well respected Bennington was within the music community — and how far his influence extended beyond the trappings of rock music.

The memorial show will be held October 27 at the Hollywood Bowl in LA.

Read More:

Calvin Harris donates proceeds from Omnia show to Las Vegas Victims fund

KSHMR honors grandfather in his new single, ‘Underwater’ [STREAM]

Zedd – Get Low ft Liam Payne (KUURO Remix)