The event, running June 5 – 7 at its longtime home venue at Randall’s Island Park, also has scheduled performances from a wide variety of artists, covering indie, electronic, hip-hop, and pop with acts like Danny Brown, LCD Soundsystem‘s Nancy Whang, Oliver Tree, Carly Rae Jepsen, Madeon, Portugal. The Man, Swae Lee, Snail Mail, and more. Tickets to the 2020 edition of Governors Ball go on sale on January 17 at 12:00 p.m. EST. See the full lineup below.
The sandy surrealism of RÜFÜS DU SOL‘s Burning Man set spans 90 minutes of surefire transfixion. The live endeavor, like the dust of the playa, has settled, landing in its full-length form on SoundCloud.
Originally delivered atop the Robot Heart bus in Black Rock Desert, the set is a tactile jaunt; staccato percussion rhythmically labors at the opening. It’s a structural anticipation of what is yet to come in the textured set. The beats agilely pound, synths ebb. The arches, staggered throughout, are tantalizingly slow in their development, attention demanding. Listeners would be remiss to direct it elsewhere.
Appropriately catalogued as “playa tech,” the electronic outfit’s Burning Man stint is an affective deviation from their typical live format. A particularly arresting highlight colors the 51-minute mark, where RÜFÜS DU SOL work in an alternative version of SOLACE inclusion, “All I’ve Got.”
In light of CRSSD dropping the first wave of artists who will be playing during the festival’s 11th edition in March, it’s time to take a trip back to Kaskade‘s full Redux set from the festival’s 10th edition. Kaskade’s set is perfect for those looking to get a sultry start to their day. The set features Kaskade originals in their entirety with the exception of a brief hiatus, where the producer drops “Everything in Its Right Place” by Radiohead (Gigamesh/ DiscoTech Remix / Glass Petals Big Intro Edit).
Whether or not Kaskade will return is currently unknown, but after listening to his one-hour set from the festival’s previous edition, fans can only hope he will be back to grace listeners with one hour of deep house.
CRSSD returns for its eleventh edition taking place March 7 – 8 at San Diego’s Waterfront Park. Three stages will bring fans a characteristically diverse set of live musical experiences, and the first wave of artists on the spring 2020 billing stack up to be one of CRSSD’s strongest to date.
New for Spring 2020 will be a partnership with neighboring hotel, The Guild, which will showcase CRSSD programming throughout the weekend. Tickets go on sale December 10 at 11:00 a.m. PT (2:00 p.m. ET).
The Recording Academy has released its 62nd annual list of Grammy Award nominees. The wide ranging roster of artistic talent includes a host of electronic acts across the ceremony’s Best Dance Recording, Best Dance/Electronic Album, and Record of The Year categories.
Disclosure is the sole electronic entity up for consideration for Record of The Year for their hit collaboration with Khalid, “Talk.” The Lawrence Brothers will compete with fellow nominees, “Hey, Ma” by Bon Iver, Billie Eilish‘s chart-dominating “Bad Guy,” “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande, “Hard Place” by H.E.R., Lizzo‘s “Truth Hurts,” “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee, and finally Lil Nas X‘s year-defining “Old Town Road.”
The 62nd annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on January 26. Alicia Keys will return to host the ceremony for the second consecutive year in a row.
View the complete list of 2020 Grammy Award nominees, here.
Igloofest makes its imprint on the international music festival scene with its signature, trademark characteristic—embracing the arctic climate known as Canadian winters. The Montréal-based festival has just announced its 2020 season lineup, amassing a proudly diverse selection of male and female artists to top each of the four weekends of its outdoor winter series.
For its upcoming 14th edition, Igloofest welcomes a new slate of headliners over each weekend, held from Jan. 16 – Feb. 8, 2020. The opening weekend kicks off performances from headliners THE BLAZE, ANNA, Reinier Zonneveld, and curated stage takeover from Anjunabeats—with a lineup to be announced. Over the remaining three weekends, the festival’s headliners include REZZ, Nina Kraviz, RÜFÜS DU SOL, ZEDS DEAD, and Charlotte De Witte to close out each chilly night of the series.
Among the headlining performances, Igloofest welcomes an abundance of varied local and international support from artists like i_o, VNSSA, Jeremy Olander, Honey Soundsystem, Robert Hood, and many others. Held in the charismatic grounds of the city’s Old Port, the festival will debut a redesigned layout to increase their capacity, filled with handfuls of activities, treats and vendors within the magical Igloovillage and increased heated IGLOOVIP areas.
Tickets and more information on Igloofest can be found online here.
Besides the in-demand event brand’s Orlando arm of Electric Daisy Carnival, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is Insomniac’s newly adopted Floridian music destination—in conjunction with original organizers, Soundslinger. After taking a brief hiatus in 2019, the four-day weekender will return to Sunshine Grove for its fourth installment in 2020, March 5-8, with ample electronic and multi-genre acts of mention in tow.
From the electronic ether, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Bassnectar, Kaskade, Alison Wonderland, Bob Moses, and Big Gigantic have all been secured for the 2020 Okee undertaking. Additionally, acts like Vampire Weekend, Mumford & Sons, Lotus, and more serve to shake up the weekend criterion, satiating even the most famished multi-interest festival-goer.
Okee 2020 kicks off Thursday, March 5, with the opening night pre-party. All ticket and camping passes go on sale Friday, October 18 at 10am ET, here, where general festival information is available, too.
Each year the ARIA Awards represent the finest original acts to come from down under, often forecasting trends to come in the ever-evolving music industry. 2019 seems to be destined as the breakout year for Australian singer/songwriter, Tones and I, who managed to rake in eight nominations while riding the momentum of her inaugural release, The Kids Are Coming. ARIA is also thoroughly commending, RÜFÜS DU SOL who are nominated for Best Group of the Year, Album of the Year, and Dance Release of the Year for their latest LP, Solace.
RÜFÜS DU SOL – Solace (Rose Avenue Records/Sony Music Australia)
Other notable mentions include the folk-rock Teskey Brothers, as well as Julia Jacklin, whose recent album, Crushing, has been… well, crushing it. It earned her a laudable six nominations including Best Female Artist as well as Best Independent Release.
The 33rd annual ARIA Awards take place on Nov. 27 and will be hosted by Australian Idol winner, Guy Sebastian.
M3F music and arts festival, a purely philanthropic affair, will return for its annual showing in Downtown Phoenix at Margaret T. Hance Park on March 6-8, 2020—with ample talent in tow.
The festival has secured headliners, Bon Iver and RÜFÜS DU SOL, alongside an audacious undercard that includes bitbird boss San Holo, reggae-ready Stick Figure, Local Natives, Sofi Tukker, and dozens more across a multitude of genres. In past years, it’s hosted the likes of ODESZA, Empire of the Sun, Kid Cudi, The Avett Brothers, and more of some of the most in-demand acts music has to offer.
Since 2004, the festival’s organizers have directed 100% of their efforts yearly on behalf of a litany of local charities, including the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. M3F has raised over $2 million since its inception, with yearly returns increasingly sizably; 2019’s installment alone raised $509,000 according to organizers.
Tickets are on sale now: A good time for a good cause, available here.