Bitbird boss San Holo is guiding EDC into its final morning over at the Kinetic Field. The Dutch future bass pioneer is primed to bring the energy levels up via his unique blend of sentimental melodicism and a tight, thumping low-end. This set might err to the former of the two traits tonight; on May 17, Holo tweeted that his set would be the “most emotional” he’s ever played, and implied some teary moments were in store. It will likely include new music from his September 2018 LP, album1, in addition to newer cuts from Bitbird signees from the Gouldian Finch 3 compilation.
San Holo has been heavy on the album campaign trail since it released, scoring key performances at many iconic festivals—including EDC Las Vegas. He’s also been confirmed to play San Francisco’s Outside Lands in July.
Where hasn’t Diplo been lately? 2019 has seen peak public expansion of his musical palate, where he’s spun everything from deep house at Get Lost Miami, to country fusion at Stagecoach. The multi-platinum record holder returns to the electronic sound that lent to his breakout years ago for another headlining EDC set. He’ll be playing at the main stage, Kinetic Field, where he also headlined the year prior in 2018, and in 2017 alongside Alison Wonderland and JAUZ.
Diplo shocked fans at Coachella by swapping out his more popular bass get-up for house, leading fans to wonder what he has in store for his behemoth Las Vegas performance. Luckily, they can watch live as the action unfolds. Listen to see if he slips in some cuts off his latest EP, Higher Ground, or his new collaboration with Madonna and Quavo, “Future.”
The moment has finally arrived for Dillon Francis to stir EDC‘s Kinetic Field, with his iconic bass-laden, moombahton sound. His choice slot at the festival’s main stage comes after a series of huge developments on the career front. In the past six months alone, the Latin Grammy nominee went on an expansive national tour alongside Alison Wonderland, ventured further into television with a Fox deal for Gerald’s World, and packed out the Sahara Tent both weeks of Coachella.
Francis also confirmed that This Mixtape Is Fire 2 will make it to digital shelves sometime in May or June—thus, this notable EDC performance serves as a ripe testing ground for new music on the record. The mixtape’s debut was in 2015. It’s also likely he’ll inject his latest anthem with lovelytheband, “Chamge Your Mind,” somewhere in the mix. Listen closely for new dancefloor weapons until 4:14am.
Dillon’s is the stage’s penultimate performer, with Jamie Jones taking over afterward to close out.
A cornerstone of the Coachella Music & Arts Festival experience, Do LaB‘s carefully curated stage, rallies expert electronic acts for a high caliber lineup within the festival’s larger billing. Central to Do LaB’s diverse annual lineups are a slew of surprise guests, whom Do LaB situates among its showcased acts. In the past, Do LaB has breathed life into the age-old, highly applicable aphorism, “expect the unexpected,” by bringing the likes of Skrillex, Major Lazer, and Richie Hawtin to Coachella’s Do LaB stage for unanticipated live sets.
Do LaB continued its tradition of large-scale, surprise-guest revelation at Coachella’s recently concluded 2019 iteration, wherein Major Lazer took the decks during Weekend 1. As per Major Lazer’s musical usual, the soon-to-disband group’s set is rife with the tropically inflected dancehall sound that originally rocketed the electronic trio to sonic superstardom.
The Yuma is Coachella‘s prime destination for underground strains of dance music. Belgian artist Charlotte de Witte made her debut at the iconic tent during weekend one, shrouding the tent with even more darkness in the form of blistering, heads-down techno. The artist is known for her relentless sound, jolting energy into each of her crowds from Tomorrowland to Awakenings. Weekend two of Coachella is no different; watch now as she makes her return to the Yuma and throws down an equally hard set of tracks to follow up her inaugural performance. Charlotte helps top off an all-star lineup of Yuma stream stars which have included Deep Dish, Chris Lake, Tale Of Us, and more.
The End closes a four year gap in Shlohmo‘s discography. Written with the apocalypse in mind from the perspective of one who is “smoking on the couch during the extinction event” and “reading a book,” the jazzy, lo-fi bass album tells the poignantly calming tale across 13 tracks. The LP is unmistakably Shlohmo in its aesthetic; each piece is emotive, free-flowing, and twisted. However, unlike its predecessor Dark Red, The End leaves listeners with a hopeful, optimistic glow by the time it wraps up. “Still Life,” for example, closes things out on a blissful ambient note, while “Watching A Video” plays with nostalgic sound effects and warm synthesis to make one recall simpler times in life. The End ultimately succeeds in conveying the sense of acceptance one might feel in an assured doomsday event.
To say 2018 has been REZZ‘s year could easily discredit her exemplary 2017, which included her chilling Mass Manipulation debut LP; nonetheless, the past 10 months have been stratospheric for mau5trap‘s breakout star.
Another album, another headlining tour, a visual mixtape, and a high-profile slot at seemingly every stateside festival helped make her an emblematic name in dance music, summoning throngs of swirly-eyed fans. However, according to REZZ herself, the current highlight of the year and biggest night of her life so far was her headlining performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Now, fans can relive the devilish magic of “Rezz Rocks” (or experience it for the first time), with her full HD upload of the set.
The sold out performance saw REZZ run through early classics, heaters from her two albums and fan favorite remixes, accompanied by fleets of lasers, a towering video screen, and her hallmark, tripped-out visuals. Colorado’s characteristically icy atmosphere couldn’t dampen the night, which was truly an extraterrestrial testament to her unequivocally loyal following.
Tomorrowland commenced its final opening day of production during the 2018 festival season on July 27, and a number of electronic heavyweights joined the Boom, Belgium crowds to kick off the event’s second and final weekend of the year. Full-length live sets from Tomorrowland’s second opening day have arrived, including performances from Adam Beyer, Slushii, Tiësto’s performance during the weekend’s lunar eclipse, Hardwell and more.
For fans still catching up on last weekend’s festivities, see highlight performances from Tchami x Malaa, Charlotte de Witte, Axwell ∧ Ingrosso, and more. For those ready to get into the festival’s final weekend of 2018, tune into all-day programming across four live streaming channels here.
Weekend one of Tomorrowland 2018 is in the books with no shortage of highlights from the three-day event. While many fans are still catching up on the first weekend’s many highlights, Belgium is gearing up for weekend two, and fans abroad looking to stream live sets from the festival can now plot their viewing schedules. The schedule will be divided up into four channels on Tomorrowland’s streaming site, with each channel taking on an assortment of stages, offering couch-bound ravers a wide assortment of performances from this coming weekend’s programming.
Quickly following up on the recently release of his eight-track compilation album, mau5ville: level 1, deadmau5 just teased more good news, announcing an upcoming collaboration with indie-pop phenomenon and fellow Canadian, Lights. The Skin & Earth vocalist has racked up hundreds of millions of plays over the course of a storied career, with a rap sheet that boasts LPs, comic books, acoustic work and more. Hot off the heels of some fan praise on the acclaimed Rob Swire collaboration “Monophobia,” deadmau5 had this to offer.
It is unclear if the new joint effort with Lights will come as a one-off, or a single from the mau5’s newly announced level 2 follow up, which he will begin teasing via his Twitch account. For now, the waiting game begins on the new Lights collaboration, though luckily, we have a full compilation of new work that still very much has our attention captured.