An electronic staple soiree on the Great Salt Lake shores, Das Energi Festival, will return to The Great Saltair Ampitheatre August 16-17.
With a lineup touting performances from house music heroes like Chris Lake, Tchami, and Lane 8, along with a bounty of bass acts too boot, like NGHTMRE, Zeds Dead, and TroyBoi, Das Energi is poised to Utah on the map as certified electronic dance music destination.
Since 2011, Das Energi has been congregating an illustrious litany of the most auspicious names in dance music. Last year’s installment saw appearances from REZZ, Kaskade, and deadmau5—to name a few.
Tickets to the 2019 iteration of Das Energi are on sale now, here, as well as general festival information.
Sirius XM‘s The Cookout is celebrating Memorial Day 2019 in a big way by running six back-to-back mixes during prime time on May 27 holiday.
The Cookout features hour-long DJ mixes from some of the best in the game, normally airing every Tuesday night at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. Diplo’s Revolution, which takes over Sirius’ channel 52 every week, serves as a prime home for the series. Past guests have included the likes of Whethan, Gorgon City, Laidback Luke, and Sofi Tukker—to name a few.
Tune-in to Sirius XM’s channel 52 on Monday from 12pm ET to 6pm ET to join the holiday celebrations. The Memorial Day Marathon will feature mixes from Gryffin, GG Magree, Benny Benassi, & more. Listeners will also hear this house-fueled Tchamimix, an episode premiered exclusively on Dancing Astronaut. It’s certainly a fitting way to close out the long weekend. For those who can’t wait or need some pre-game tunes for the upcoming affair, listen to some other exclusives we’ve aired in the past.
Couldn’t make it out to Sin City this year for the most colorful festival in dance music? No problem.
As the sun has set on another ecstatic chapter of Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, Dancing Astronaut rounded up the extended weekend’s most enticing displays from the May 17-19 festivities. From Alison Wonderland‘s trap-tainted main-stage return, to Tchami and Malaa‘s bombtastic joint takeover of cosmicMEADOW, to Skrillex‘s surprise Saturday guest appearance, there’s no shortage of memorable music to muse over for months to come. The bar for the imminent 2019 festival season has been set exceedingly high indeed.
For its watershed 10th installment, Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival has secured nearly 30 musical guests over a new two-day format for Labor Day Weekend, August 30-31.
Topped by Bassnectar and Major Lazer, “Summer’s Last Stand” is keeping its roster strictly electronic this year, appealing to its increasingly central audience in years passed. Additionally, after a career-long run at Union Park, North Coast is relocating to Chicago’s waterfront, specifically the picturesque, man-made peninsula, Northerly Island, at The Huntington Bank Pavilion.
The 2019 undercard runs deep, with bolstering from Tchami, Jai Wolf, Big Wild, Anna Lunoe, and i_o, to name a few of those poised to deliver performances between the two-stage setup. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 26 at 12pm CST.
More information on North Coast is available here.
Sunset Music Festival is set to return to Tampa, Florida for its eighth iteration this Memorial Day weekend, and after releasing a heavy-hitting phase one lineup, festival organizer Disco Donnie is here with the phase two lineup.
Sunset Music Festival’s phase one lineup announcement included artists ranging from Kaskade and Audien all of the way to Chris Lake and Ilan Bluestone. Dog Blood‘s second show announcement after their lengthy hiatus was a spot among Sunset’s phase one announcement, and after their recent Ultra performance, fans certainly have something to be excited about.
Sunset Music Festival’s phase two announcement includes an equally diverse collection of artists, ranging from Zedd and Phantoms to Dion Timmer and Zeds Dead. Additional artists included in the phase two announcement are Illenium, Tchami, 4B, and DROELOE, among others. The event is slated to take place on May 25 and 26 at Raymond James Stadium, and tickets for the festival are available here.
Ultra Music Festival‘s second day of production was nothing short of explosive. Martin Garrix fans found an unexpected new Garrix single on major streaming platforms everywhere just minutes after Garrix took Ultra’s main stage. Sound familiar? It should have, for that single was none other than Matisse & Sadko and Alex Aris’ collaboration, “Mistaken,” which comprised the opening of Garrix’s Ultra set. Garrix’s swift progression from the live debut of an unreleased ID, to the formal release thereof, however, was but one of the many noteworthy electronic developments of Ultra’s second day.
From deadmau5‘s presentation of the cutting-edge technology that is Cube 3.0 for the very first time during his main stage closing set, to Zedd’s gritty remix of Swedish House Mafia‘s “Save to World,” not to mention Illenium‘s Ultra debut, day two of the Miami flagship kept live streamers and attendees alike engaged in their uncertainty of just what would happen next. Relive the festival’s momentous sequel to day one with sets from Zedd, Armin van Buuren, Illenium, NGHTMRE & Slander (Gud Vibrations), Tchami, deadmau5, and Martin Garrix.
From main stage marvels like Alesso and Tiësto, to collaborative heavy-hitters like Dog Blood, Ultra‘s opening day of production attracted choice electronic acts to the Miami flagship’s newfound home of Virginia Key. For dance music diversion, look no further than Dancing Astronaut’s live set roundup from day one of Ultra Music Festival.
Set highlights include Dog Blood playing out their latest single, “Turn Off The Lights,” and Alesso exerting the main stage strength of cuts from his recently released EP, Progresso Volume 1. Nora En Pure, Nicky Romero, and Fedde le Grand each follow suit, lighting up Virginia Key and streamers’ speakers with their masterful mixing techniques and energetic stage presences. A thunderous day two of Ultra Music Festival festivities awaits, with Zedd, Tchami, Martin Garrix, 3LAU, and more scheduled to appear.
Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.
Perhaps March 25th’s biggest release is a fiery collaboration between CONFESSION‘s Tchami and Ibranovski by the name of “Omega.” DEVAULT puts his own mellow spin on Alessia Cara‘s “Out of Love,” and Oliverse cranks up the intensity on a remix of Emalkay’s “Fabrication.” Golf Clap keep things smooth and grooving with their new single, “Demo Tapes,” and Riggi & Piros join forces with MOTi for “Side 2 Side.” Delta Heavy reveal their 11-track Only In Dreams LP, featuring “Replicant” with KUURO, and CloZee puts her own worldly downtempo twist on Axel Thesleff’s “Eco.” Zack Martino takes on Armin van Buuren‘s “Lonely For You” with Bonnie McKee, and Sullivan King throws it back to 2005 with a hardcore remix of Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” Grant returns to Monstercat for a contemplative new single, “Wishes,” and W&W and Maurice West link up on “Matrix.” MYRNE taps Sam Rui and Gentle Bones for “Call, Call Me,” and Amon Tobin previews his forthcoming studio album with the release of “Vipers Follow You.”
There’s a NuKid on the Tchami-led CONFESSION block. Subtle as a gun, the LA native’s latest lesson in G-House, “Sudden,” marks his official CONFESSION debut.
According to NuKid, he and Moeazy (“Sudden”‘s rhyme authority) took their time bringing the track to fruition.
“The mix between hip hop and house music is what I was really trying to accomplish when creating this record,” NuKid says. “With this single you really get the full spectrum of both genres in one.”
A club atmosphere’s prescribed dose of lasciviousness, “Sudden” is playful and pulsing. With a house beat dancing on hip-hop’s doorstep, “Sudden” fits swimmingly alongside CONFESSION’s forthright four-by-four catalog, while nudging the ever-influential imprint to its stylistic precipice.
Winter Music Conference, along with Miami Music Week, offers some of the industries most exclusive events from pool parties to yacht blowouts. One of these high-priority celebrations is the Scrxtch N Sniff & TechYes’ CONFESSION Label Closing Party at 3100 Wynwood in Miami on March 31.
From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., the party will offer a sanctuary for those in need of house music after Ultra‘s final bell. After a bit of research, we’re suspecting this will be another installment of Tchami & Malaa‘s Confession Tour, given both will be in playing in Miami at Ultra and these dates are blacked out on their tour schedule.
Stay tuned for the full line-up announcement, and click here to grab early-bird tickets now.