Cardi B, Skrillex, Kygo, Tiësto, and more top phase one of 2019 VELD lineup

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Cardi B, Skrillex, Kygo, Tiësto, and more top phase one of 2019 VELD lineupDjsnake Veld

A veteran of Toronto’s electronic events circuit, VELD Music Festival will bring a balance of dance and hip-hop acts to Downsview Park for the the festival’s 2019 iteration. The first phase of the two-day affair’s lineup features headliners Cardi B, Skrillex, Kygo, and Tiësto. Alesso, Loud Luxury, Zeds Dead, 3LAU, Ekali, FISHER, Shiba San, and Gryffin comprise just another handful of VELD’s additional electronic talent.

On the hip-hop end, VELD so far is locked to see performances from Kodak Black, Jaden Smith, Rich the Kid, and Ski Mask the Slump God, among others. While the star power is evidently in no short supply from start to finish of the phase-one lineup, more remains, as VELD has promised to reveal succeeding phases over the next few months. The all-ages event will take place on August 3 and 4. Tickets to the festival are now available, here.

Cardi B, Skrillex, Kygo, Tiësto, and more top phase one of 2019 VELD lineupVeld Music Festival

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It has been half a decade since we were blessed with ‘Recess,’ revisit Skrillex’s celebrated debut LP here

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It has been half a decade since we were blessed with ‘Recess,’ revisit Skrillex’s celebrated debut LP hereSkrille Do Lab

Five years in electronic music can often feel more like fifteen. The breakneck pace by which our culture moves, develops, and evolves these days makes a half decade gap feel more like a lifetime for Skrillex fans celebrating the five year anniversary of Recess today (March 18). The album’s release date is often contested, as the LP arrived in perfectly quintessential Skrillex fashion—leaked early through a cell phone app posing as an intergalactic video game. No matter how or when the record arrived, it undoubtedly changed the electronic landscape and set Skrillex on a crash course for pop super stardom.

Sonny Moore’s debut LP under the Skrillex moniker came well after he had already established his Grammy Award-winning sound, though the album is really what planted Moore’s flag as an electronic trailblazer that was here to stay. The record was a carefree electronic thrill ride that featured a budding Chance The Rapper, a preview taste of the oncoming k-pop tidal wave with G-Dragon, CL, and Diplo, and a healthy dose of heavy dub appeal from the Ragga Twins. Infectiously aggressive yet in touch with its dance-friendly roots, Recess culminated in what many still believe Skrillex’s finest body of work to date.

In the years since Skrillex’s debut studio LP, his list of credentials has outgrown the confines of electronic dance music in remarkable ways. He’s gone on to produce for the world’s greatest pop stars, from Justin Bieber to Mariah Carey. He’s tackled movie soundtracks, linked with rappers, produced an entire joint album with Diplo, and grown OWSLA into one of the country’s premier electronic imprints.

Now, after a much-deserved year off for his 30th, Skrillex is starting to push the pedal to the floor once again in 2019, and though he’s coyly dismissed rumors of a sophomore album recently, something about this year feels like a full circle return for Sonny Moore. Whether its a full fledged follow up to Recess or not, a trove of new Skrillex music seems like it’s ready to be heard by the world. In the meantime, revisit his beloved debut LP below.

New music from Dog Blood confirmed as pair prep for first ever warehouse show

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New music from Dog Blood confirmed as pair prep for first ever warehouse showDog Blood Live

With Miami Music Week just around the corner, festival season now officially feels like its in full swing. Dance music’s cream of the crop are headed to southern Florida for a week of events in the lead up to Ultra Music Festival, now at its new home, Virginia Key Beach Park. Amid the Miami Music Week festivities is Brownies & Lemonade‘s highly anticipated warehouse affair, headlined by Skrillex and Boys Noize reuniting as Dog Blood. Though, Dog Blood has never played a venue as small as a warehouse, and with the exception of one show, the pair haven’t performed together in half a decade. Fear not though, new music from the acidic super group is now confirmed to be underway, just in time for their Miami outing.

Dog Blood’s warehouse debut, also the duo’s first performance outside of a festival setting, will feature brand new material—confirming that a long rumored studio project from the pair is in the works. Boys Noize and Skrillex are joined by a stacked lineup including Anna Lunoe, A-Trak, What So Not, Whethan, and more. Brownies & Lemonade’s Miami Music Week event is set for Thursday, March 28. Tickets are available here.

 

Shaq confirms he’s working with Diplo on new music

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Shaq confirms he’s working with Diplo on new musicShaq Fun House 1

Sometimes there are cultural icons so great, the media consuming public almost demands a collaboration of some sort—think Watch The Throne, Virgil Abloh and Louis Vuitton, or that time the Jetsons met the Flintstones. Now though, we might be coming up on one of those moments again as Shaquille O’neal confirms his latest venture as DJ Diesel—a collaboration with Diplo.

In a recent interview with Page Six promoting the third installment of his Fun House party concept, Shaq confirmed he’s in the lab with Diplo working on new music. The famed center even lit the beacon for a Skrillex collaboration, naming the two producers as figures to aspire to in the music space. Says Shaq,

“I really look up to Diplo and Skrillex. I’m working on some music with Diplo at the moment and would love to get in the studio with him and Skrillex soon,”

Outside of basketball, the 2016 NBA Hall of Fame inductee has enjoyed a colorful career in the arts—as a platinum selling rapper, a 5,000 year old genie, and most recently, a festival dominating DJ. However, if DJ Diesel can bring Jack Ü back together, that might be his greatest feat to date. For now though, we can at least expect to revel in another What a Time to Be Alive moment when Shaq and Diplo are unveil whatever it is they’re working on.

Via: Page Six

What So Not keeps energy high with release of EDC Mexico set

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What So Not keeps energy high with release of EDC Mexico setWhat So Not Festival

EDC Mexico might be over, but the music lives on. Australian producer What So Not was one of the featured artists at the festival, along with fan favorites like Skrillex, Kaskade, and REZZ. What So Not has blessed fans by sharing his full hour-plus set from the Insomniac-produced festival on his YouTube channel, sprinkled with IDs, remixes, and even an edit of Toto’s “Africa.”

In addition to letting fans go back to his festival performance with the YouTube release, the producer has been releasing a steady stream on music, including recent downtempo track “We Can Be Friends” featuring Herizen.

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Diskolab announces Miami Music Week party schedule, with Anjunabeats, Spinnin’, + more

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Diskolab announces Miami Music Week party schedule, with Anjunabeats, Spinnin’, + moreDiskolab 1

Ultra certainly isn’t the only event to look forward to during the course of this year’s edition of the hallowed Miami Music Week, as a menagerie of Diskolab-assembled electronic stalwarts will coalesce under the Floridian sun the last week of March to revel in all things dance music. From March 26-31, the seasoned event brand will roll out a hefty series of 30+ parties throughout the celebratory week, with hosts ranging from the Anjunabeats crew, to a Dog Blood (Skrillex and Boys Noize) sighting at the Mana Wynwood, to a Spinnin’ takeover in South Beach.

There’s a meticulously curated Diskolab soiree to suit any electronic lover for the biggest week in dance music this year. Tech-house tycoons will likely flock to the Sagamore March 28 for Claude VonStroke, Danny Howard, and more like-minded counterparts, while deep house devotees can expect to be enamored by Lee Burridge’s All Day I Dream takeover March 29th at the Delano Beach Club.

Find the schedule in its entirety below:

DAY PARTIES

DO NOT SIT BY THE POOL

TUESDAY MARCH 26

DELANO BEACH CLUB

Behrouz, plus guests Damian Lazarus, Francesca Lombardo, Matthias Meyer, Dee Montero and Dude Skywalker.

SPINNIN’ SESSIONS

WEDNESDAY MARCH 27

SPINNIN’ HOTEL

ALOK, Bingo Players, Bassjackers, Lucas & Steve, Mesto, The Him and more to be announced

FISHER PRESENTS: CATCH & RELEASE

WEDNESDAY MARCH 27

DELANO BEACH CLUB

Fisher, Eli Brown, Martin Ikin, Mason Maynard, Mele, plus special guests.

SOLA VS BLOW! – 2019

THURSDAY MARCH 28

SAGAMORE HOTEL POOL

SoPhat debut performance, special guest Claude VonStroke, plus Danny Howard, Riva Starr, Seb Zito, Michael Bibi, Mason Maynard, Rebuke, Leftwing | Kody, Mason Collective, Hector Couto, Del-30, BJ Brown.

MIXMASH TAKEOVER

THURSDAY MARCH 28

DELANO BEACH CLUB

Laidback Luke, more artists TBA

ROBIN SCHULZ & FRIENDS

THURSDAY MARCH 28

SPINNIN’ HOTEL

Robin Schulz, Autograf, Hook n Sling, Hugel, Justin Caruso, Kungs, Shaun Frank, Dave Sol, Matt Medved & more to be announced!

HELDEEP POOL PARTY

FRIDAY MARCH 29

SPINNIN’ HOTEL

HI-LO, Black Caviar, CID, Chocolate Puma, Dillon Nathaniel, Dr. Fresch, GAWP, GTA (Purple Set) & a VERY special guest TBA!

ALL DAY I DREAM MIAMI GROOVES

FRIDAY MARCH 29

DELANO BEACH CLUB

Lee Burridge, Bedouin, Newman and Hoj

SANDER VAN DOORN PRESENTS

SATURDAY MARCH 30

SPINNIN’ HOTEL

Sander Van Doorn, more to be announced

NO SUGAR ADDED DAY PARTY

SATURDAY MARCH 30

SAGAMORE HOTEL POOL

Artists to be announced

LA LA LAND

SATURDAY MARCH 30

DELANO BEACH CLUB

Get Real (Green Velvet, Claude VonStroke), Gorgon City, Patrick Topping, Sonny Fodera b2b Dom Dolla, Layton Giordani, Prok | Fitch, Doorly, Mihalis Safras, Eskuche, Dajae

SPINNIN’ DEEP

SUNDAY MARCH 31

SPINNIN’ HOTEL

Artists to be announced

KLINGANDE’S PLAYGROUND POOL PARTY

SUNDAY MARCH 31

SAGAMORE HOTEL POOL

Klingande, more artists TBA

ANJUNABEATS MIAMI

SUNDAY MARCH 31

DELANO BEACH CLUB

Andrew Bayer, Gabriel & Dresden, Ilan Bluestone, Jason Ross, Oliver Smith, Sunny Lax, more to be announced

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NIGHT PARTIES

DIM MAK MIAMI – 2019

WEDNESDAY MARCH 27

MANA WYNWOOD

Steve Aoki, special guest, Don Diablo, 4B, Slushii, Henry Fong and more to be announced

SAY MY NAME ALL-STARS

WEDNESDAY MARCH 27

C&L WAREHOUSE

Say My Name, Dirty Audio, JSTJR, Nitti Gritti, Rawtek & special guests to be announced

ABOVE & BEYOND: MIAMI 2019

THURSDAY MARCH 28

RC COLA PLANT

Above & Beyond, Seven Lions and more to be announced

BROWNIES & LEMONADE MIAMI: DOG BLOOD

THURSDAY MARCH 28

MANA WYNWOOD

Dog Blood (Skrillex and Boys Noize), What So Not, Cray, A-Trak, Anna Lunoe, Whethan, 1788-L, Blanke and more to be announced

GARETH EMERY: LASERFACE MIAMI

FRIDAY MARCH 29

MANA WYNWOOD

Gareth Emery and more to be announced

NO SUGAR ADDED NIGHT PARTY

SATURDAY MARCH 30

RC COLA PLANT

Artists to be announced

ELROW MIAMI

SATURDAY MARCH 30

MANA WYNWOOD

Claptone, Detlef b2b Latmun b2b Nathan Barato, Eddy M b2b Bastian Bux, Patrick Topping b2b Special Guest, Special Guest b2b Dosem, wAFF b2b De La Swing

AUDIEN & TRITONAL

SUNDAY MARCH 31

C&L WAREHOUSE

Audien & Tritonal, and more to be announced

More Line ups and parties to be announced here

Photo Credit: Diskolab

Skrillex, Tiësto, Tchami, and more confirmed for EDC Japan’s stacked 2019 lineup

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Skrillex, Tiësto, Tchami, and more confirmed for EDC Japan’s stacked 2019 lineupEdc Japan 2019 Photo Cred Edc Japan

Insomniac‘s EDC franchise is coming to fruition with festival season on the horizon. Kicking off 2019 with a wildly successful EDC Mexico in February, the set of festivals is gaining more traction than ever with some rumors for this year’s Vegas installment, including appearances by Adam Beyer and Eric Prydz, as well as a now-confirmed host in Bill Nye The Science Guy.

However, Japan is first in the queue of obtaining its official lineup announcement. Organized at Chiba’s Zozo Marine Stadium & Makuhari Beach Park, the festivities will consist of performances by Alison Wonderland, Armin van Buuren, Major Lazer, Skrillex, Whethan, and more.

EDC Japan 2019 will take place May 11-12, approximately one weekend before the 23rd edition in Las Vegas.

Tickets and more info for EDC Japan can be found here.

Skrillex, Tiësto, Tchami, and more confirmed for EDC Japan’s stacked 2019 lineupEdc Japan 2019 An Lineup Assets R08 Compressor

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Artists industry wide react to Keith Flint’s death

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Artists industry wide react to Keith Flint’s deathKeith Flint

The Earth seemed to stand still for more than just the electronic music space on Monday, March 4 as news of The Prodigy‘s Keith Flint‘s death ripped through the music industry at large. From Skrillex, to Led Zeppelin‘s Jimmy Page, Cypress Hill to the Sex Pistol’s Johnny Rotten, music makers far and wide took to Twitter to express their grief and admiration for the fallen icon. Another electronic music monolith gone too soon, Flint’s legacy will live on.

Paradiso announces stacked 2019 lineup featuring Skrillex, Kaskade, Alison Wonderland, Zeds Dead, and more

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Paradiso announces stacked 2019 lineup featuring Skrillex, Kaskade, Alison Wonderland, Zeds Dead, and moreParadiso 2017 Cr Kevin Brost Billboard 1548 Min

Paradiso has announced the 2019 lineup for their two-day festival June 14 and 15 at the beautiful Gorge Amphitheater in Washington, with Skrillex and Kaskade as the driving forces behind the electronic dance music-centric lineup.

Other notable appearances include Alison Wonderland, Zeds Dead, up-and-coming 1788-L, Grammy-nominated TOKiMONSTA, future bass frontrunners Illenium and San HoloRusko, ZHU, progressive house from Oliver Heldens, Cookie Monsta b2b Doctor P, Delta Heavy b2b Dirtyphonics, a live sets from both the psy-trance duo Infected Mushroom and Keys N KratesHerobust, Whethan, and many more.

It’s safe to say this lineup is stacked, and to further indulge the senses for one of the biggest electronic festivals in the northwest, the Paradiso team released a five-minute video of past experiences along with landscape shots of the area’s spectacular scenery.

Visit the Paradiso website for ticket information.

Paradiso announces stacked 2019 lineup featuring Skrillex, Kaskade, Alison Wonderland, Zeds Dead, and moreParadiso 2019

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Skrillex, Martin Garrix, Virtual Self lead second phase of Ultra Korea lineup

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Skrillex, Martin Garrix, Virtual Self lead second phase of Ultra Korea lineupUltra Korea

Ultra organizers are pulling out all the stops for the 2019 edition of Ultra Korea.

The worldly talent that will define Ultra Korea’s lineup gets further definition in the form of the festival’s phase-two lineup. The latest arm of artists sees certified crowd-pleasers like Skrillex, Martin Garrix, and Virtual Self take on headlining duties for the Seoul-based event. The star power is in no short supply, as Jamie Jones, Art Department, Eats Everything, and Josh Wink comprise the remainder of Ultra Korea’s latest additions.

2019 promises to be a mammoth year in Ultra Korea’s extended history of production, given the festival’s recent confirmation of a Swedish House Mafia performance. Tickets to Ultra Korea are available for purchase on the festival’s official website.

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