VELD Music Festival announces 2018 lineup

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The annual Canadian dance and hip-hop music festival has announced its full 2018 lineup. Held at Downsview Park in Toronto, VELD Music Festival is run in partnership by Ink Entertainment and Live Nation, with this massive sponsors including Bud Light and Hennessy.

The event will take place August 4 and 5, with headline performances by DJ Snake, Marshmello, Martin Garrix and Migos. Supporting acts include a diverse array of sounds from the likes of Habstrakt, Jauz, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Benny Benassi, REZZ, NGHTMRE, Lil Xan and more. Check out the full lineup below and purchase tickets here.

Exclusive: Meet FANGS, the breakout artist with an all star team that’s poised to take 2018 by storm

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While ascending artists usually come out of the gate ready to prove themselves with a SoundCloud full of music and a hungry drive, few make their entrance with a live show and a stacked artist team. For FANGS, producer Danny D’Brito, this is exactly what his foray into his solo music career looks like.

In fact, the artist recently  enlisted one of the top agents in the industry, Ben Hogan, who represents the likes of NGHTMRE, Slander and Elohim, to take his career to the next level. Hogan was one of the many agents vying for the artist due to his ‘triple threat’ potential, which is a position even the most high profile producers in the game rarely face.

FANGS’ great ‘potential’ is the sum of a multitude of factors. He’s a self-taught musician who plays guitar, drums, bass, and the keys. He is a former member of the group Brass-Knuckles and opened his own recording studio at just 22. This collection of experiences led him to the fortuitous position he is currently in for his artist debut as FANGS.

The production quality of his releases speak for themselves, and FANGS’ newest track “Venom” will almost certainly find its home as a club hit with an other-worldly vibe and an upbeat tech-house backbone. Deep vocals propel the melody onward, and the dynamic track leaves the listener wanting more at its close. It also begs the question of what the artists’ live show will look like, as the track is practically manufactured to captivate an audience.

To accompany the track, the artist has released a glossy music video — premiered exclusively via Dancing Astronaut — with visuals that are equal parts harrowing and intoxicating. Poisonous snakes and models writhe across the screen as the track’s spare vocal refrain flashes atop the melee.


While “Venom” is distinctly tech house, FANGS’ future productions range from house to radio worthy progressive hits, lending him the versatility it takes to make it in today’s electronic music scene.

Dancing Astronaut spoke with the rising artist about what we can expect from his impending live show, how his team will be instrumental in his 2018 ascension, and his view on the industry today. Read the full interview below:



1. If you had to set specific goals for yourself in 2018, what would those be? What can we expect from you this year?

I feel the 2018 goal is really all about my music exploration! I’m really looking forward to finally bringing the FANGS live show out to the public. It’s been a lot of late nights curating and planning all the details for this upcoming year. We’re now just focusing on implementing my music in phases, and feeling out the markets and rooms we will launch in.



2. Your live show has been described as a ‘multi-dimensional’ experience. What does that mean, and when will we be able to see it?

I feel music and visuals make the perfect marriage in expression. My goal has always been to have my music tell a story and evoke feelings — I’m definitely keen on visuals helping to paint that picture. I just feel the two work so well together, so in my eyes, they are one in the same. That’s why I’ve made it a point to have all my releases accompanied by a music video or visual vignette.

With that said, when it comes to the live show experience, I want to be able to utilize all of our exploratory senses. I’d reference ‘Pink Floyd’s The Wall’ tour which is still going strong these days thanks to Roger Waters. He puts on a complete live musical and visual spectacle with a narrative from beginning to end.

I want to focus on incorporating projections, physical props and performers that help tell the story. We are currently working on some exciting plans and incorporating some unconventional technology that can potentially take my live show format to a new experience.
3. You’ve got quite a team behind you. You’ve also been in this industry for a while. How integral would you say having a stellar team is to an artist’s success in the commercialized electronic world we now live in?
Having a stellar team is vital and the ultimate key to success for any artists’ career. It would be an understatement to say how proud and grateful I am for my management team, Summer Chàpin and Tom Williams, as well as my agent Ben Hogan at Circle. They are a constant inspiration to me and their belief in FANGS is what propels us forward.

There are many moving parts in this industry and it’s nearly impossible for one person to properly cover all the various aspects alone. I’ve got a team of professionals that are experts in their given field, which allows me to focus on producing the art. They help orchestrate my career and are the spearhead to so many new opportunities.

Having a team that is not only qualified, but that you consider family is essential for getting real skin in this game.


4. Does your previous experience of being a part of a production trio, opening your own music studio, and producing a variety of genres give you a different view of the celebrity DJ/Producer world than your peers since you have been involved in so many different layers of this scene?
I have no doubt that when it comes to this world, experience can mean everything. I’ve experienced many high moments, and extreme low blows in my journey in music. Experience develops foresight and keeps your ego in check. You learn not to get too excited and interpret things for what they are. You take in your good and bad experiences as lessons to better your journey moving forward.

I’ve also had the opportunity to produce and collaborate in so many genres across the spectrum. It really allowed me to have versatility when it comes to not being pigeonholed musically and allows me to evolve freely with the times. You will learn a lot from others when collaborating. It teaches you how to work, listen and take criticism from others.

By understanding how others work, you get a better understanding of yourself. Some of the biggest producers I had the opportunity in working with were the most open minded and inquisitive people I’ve ever met.



5. What kind of music would we find you listening to at home when no one is around?

I’m definitely a student of music. I have a decent sized record collection spanning classical music to music from the 1930’s to today. It’s fair to say I listen to everything. Music is music.

The more variety I listen to and the more that absorbs into my brain, the bigger the palate I have to pull from when creating new music. When working in the studio, especially with songwriters, I tend to pull the most left-field obscure references that end up being totally relevant to the project at hand. I think it’s important for all artists to open their creative minds to the decades of music out there for us to feast on.

Don’t limit your ears to just the flavor of the week or month. Genres I’ve been listening to heavy in the last couple of weeks have been Industrial, Indie, experimental, electronic female artists from Nordic countries like Hanne Hukkelberg, Jazz / Bossa Nova, Trip Hop, Deep, Tech, G house and Metal.

NGHTMRE & Dillon Francis drop music video for hard-hitting ‘Another Dimension’

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NGHTMRE and Dillon Francis fans were in for a treat when the duo dropped “Another Dimension,” arguably one of the hardest song we have heard the artists drop. The track has graced mainstages around the world, and now the pair have released an accompanying music video.

In the video, Francis and NGHTMRE enter a virtual reality world on a vivid psychedelic trip. They go on otherworldly adventure, and watching is sure to expand your psyche and elevate your senses.

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Hakkasan and Omnia announce December & NYE programming

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The Hakkasan Group has announced their December programming schedule for the rest of the month, including New Years Eve weekend performances. The storied list of events features such world renowned DJs and performers as Zedd, Travis Scott, and Calvin Harris among others. Anyone looking for thrills on the Vegas strip need look no further to quench their dance floor thirst this December.


Hakkasan Nightclub:


Sunday, December 17
Main Room: Closed
Ling Ling Club: Phoreyz


Thursday, December 21
Main Room: Closed

Ling Ling Club: Dash


Friday, December 22
Main Room: Closed
Ling Ling Club: MK


Saturday, December 23
Main Room: Closed
Ling Ling Club: Phoreyz


Sunday, December 24
Main Room: EC Twins


Friday, December 29
Main Room: Party Favor
Ling Ling Club: Phoreyz


Saturday, December 30
Main Room: Tiesto
Ling Ling Club: OB-One


Sunday, December 31
Main Room: Steve Aoki
Ling Ling Club: Melo-D



OMNIA Nightclub:


Friday, December 15
Main Club: Mark Eteson
Heart of OMNIA:  MK


Saturday, December 16
Main Club: Jeff Retro
Heart of OMNIA: Phoreyz


Sunday, December 17
Heart of OMNIA: Dash


Tuesday, December 19
Main Club: Mark Eteson
Heart of OMNIA: Closed


Thursday, December 21
Heart of OMNIA: Mondo


Friday, December 22
Main Club: Closed
Heart of OMNIA: Mikey Francis


Saturday, December 23
Main Club: Closed
Heart of OMNIA: Mondo


Sunday, December 24


Tuesday, December 26


Thursday, December 28
Main Club: Closed
Heart of OMNIA: Mikey Francis


Friday, December 29
Main Club: Zedd
Heart of OMNIA: DJ Stretch


Saturday, December 30
Main Club: Travis Scott
Heart of OMNIA: DJ Shift


Sunday, December 31
Main Club: Calvin Harris
Heart of OMNIA: Turbulence
Terrace: Fabian


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NGHTMRE teams up with Wiz Khalifa and PnB Rock for new release

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NGHTMRE continues to demonstrate his versatile production capabilities with his latest credit — a partnership with Wiz Khalifa and PnB Rock. “TTM.” Despite being in the midst of releasing his own EP, NGHTMRE produced the track, part of PnB’s album Catch these Vibes out on Warner Music.

According to the track “TTM” stands for “Talk too Much,” and the song has a groovy upbeat vibe with smooth vocals. “TTM” is not NGHTMRE’s first hip hop release, which is apparent in the cohesive production that is bound to be stuck in listeners’ heads.

Whether it is remixing Fat Joe or teaming up with Ghastly, NGHTMRE has had a busy and dynamic 2017. He is capping off the busy year by embarking upon his NGHTMRE before Xmas tour across the U.S.

NGHTMRE‘s Upcoming Dates:

11/22 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
11/24 – Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
11/25 – Hakkasan – Las Vegas, NV
11/30 – Time – Costa Mesa, CA
12/01 – The Wilma – Missoula, MT
12/02 – Hakkasan – Las Vegas, NV
12/08 – Your Paradise – Nadi, Fiji
12/14 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
12/15 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO
12/16 – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA
12/17 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO
12/20 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
12/21 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
12/22 – House Of Blues – Boston, MA
12/23 – Terminal 5 – New York City, NY
12/29 – Lights All Night – Dallas, TX
12/29 – Resolution – Seattle, WA
12/30 – Lights All Night – Dallas, TX
12/31 – OMFG! NYE 2018 – San Diego, CA

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Lights All Night unveils lineup for 2017

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Dallas’ Lights All Night has revealed its full lineup for 2017’s iteration of the festival, set fro December 29 and 30. The festival, the largest end-of-year production in the southern United States, is set to return to Dallas Market Hall for its eighth running with some of the biggest names in electronic music.


The festival’s top line will make almost any other festival envious, featuring Bassnectar, Marshmello, Porter Robinson (performing a DJ set), Illenium, NGHTMRE, and Seven Lions. The quality continues down the bill, as AC Slater, Destructo, Drezo, Ookay, Morgan Page, BlackGummy, and many others will also be performing.

Addtionally, the festival has partnered with the Houston Food Bank and many of its top performers to donate over $20,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief.

Tickets to Lights All Night are available here.

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MUST LISTEN: Snails’ star-studded debut album ‘The Shell’ is a vestige of filth and grime

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If there’s one thing Montreal-based producer Snails has become synonymous with, its his slime-coated, grime-ridden brand of “Vomitstep” bass. When the up-and-comer released “Slugz” back in 2014, the menacing trap production would then incite the young producer’s ascension into dubstep notoriety. Hard to believe that nearly three years would pass before Snails would take the next step in his career with the release of his debut album.

Finally, Snails has released his long-awaited 12-track LP, The Shell, featuring support from a few industry heavy-hitters like Dion Timmer, Waka Flaka, Big Gigantic, Sullivan King, and Sarah Hudson.

The Shell is a well-conceived, expertly-executed project that spans the history of dubstep from its earliest days to its most cutting edge future. Look no further than the Liam Cormier and Travis Ritcher-assisted track, “The Anthem” or “The King Is Back” to be catapulted back to dubstep’s emergence from hard rock/metal-core. More forward-thinking tracks on the LP — from Waka Flaka and NGHTMRE collaborations to the melodic leaning HYTYD & MAX-assisted track, “To The Grave” — grant listeners a look into dubstep’s current iteration.

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NGHTMRE unveils new single ‘The Killer’

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NGHTMRE releases yet another vibrant single and adds to his ever-growing collection of forwarding thinking, dynamic productions. The production also features two newer artists, Bret James and RNSOM.

“The Killer” introduces mellow lyrics early that build to a heavy drop, infused a gravitational, raucous energy. With its thumping percussion, rumbing subbass, and staccato feel, “The Killer” is certain to be a headbanging favorite in sets going forward.



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

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In this wake of the Las Vegas shooting — officially the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history — the electronic dance community has come together to support victims, their families, and the city itself. Calvin Harris is the latest producer to join a growing list of high profile artists donating in the wake of the tragedy. Harris announced that he would be donating the show fee from his performance at the Omnia nightclub on October 14 to the Vegas Victims fund via an Instagram post.

Other producers to pledge their support include Diplo, Tiësto, Kaskade, NGHTMRE, and Zedd among many others. The tragedy in Vegas has shaken the music industry to its core, and artists and fans alike have come together in a show of strength and support for Las Vegas.

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NGHTMRE is donating proceeds from new merch line entirely to victims of the Las Vegas attack

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NGHTMRE has been planning the launch of a new merchandise line for some time and, in light of the horrific shooting in Las Vegas, the ever-rising producer has decided to use that launch for some good.


Today only, all — 100% — of the proceeds from merchandise sold will go directly to those individuals and families affected by the attack. We’ve attached the product list below, with every product available for purchase here.

Product List:

  • Face Tee – Black
  • All-Over Face Tee – White
  • 3D Wave Tee – White
  • 3D Wave Tee – Black
  • Cube Tee – Black
  • Cube Tee – White
  • Women’s Oversized Tee – Black
  • Women’s Tank 18 Singles – White
  • Cube Hoodie – Black
  • Cube Dad Hat – Black
  • Box Dad Hat – White
  • 3D Wave Flax 5×3 – Black
  • 3D Wave Flag 3×2 – Black
  • NGHTMRE Sticker Pack


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