Parookaville announces first wave of headliners including Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin van Buuren, Salvatore Ganacci

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Parookaville announces first wave of headliners including Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin van Buuren, Salvatore GanacciParookaville Mainstage

Germany’s largest electronic music festival Parookaville will be returning to Weeze for its sixth edition, and now the festival is releasing its first wave of 2020 headliners to get fans excited for the forthcoming event.

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin van Buuren, Neelix, and Salvatore Ganacci are among the first main stage artists announced for 2020. REZZ, Cosmic Gate, Markus Schulz, and Yves V are also among the featured artists on other stages throughout the festival that have been announced.

The festival attracted over 210,000 attendees in 2019, and in 2020 attendees can look forward to a completely new main stage design to enhance the festival’s experience. These headliners are the first of over 300 featured artists that will be announced for the event. Parookaville is set to take place from 17 July to 19 July 2020, and tickets can be purchased here.

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NMF Roundup: Dog Blood make a triumphant return, Dillon Francis teams up with lovelytheband, Whethan looks to ‘Win You Over’ + more

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NMF Roundup: Dog Blood make a triumphant return, Dillon Francis teams up with lovelytheband, Whethan looks to ‘Win You Over’ + moreDillon Francis Change Your Mind Preferred Press Shot By Lindsey Byrnes E1553870003361

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

It’s been more than five years since the music world has seen new music from Skrillex and Boys Noize‘s supergroup, Dog Blood, but that wait is finally over with “Turn Off The Lights.” Dillon Francis joins forces with lovelytheband for a, well, lovely collaboration called “Change Your Mind.” Armin van Buuren, Lucas & Steve, and Josh Cumbee deliver a feel-good number by the name of “Don’t Give Up On Me,” and Nicky Romero, DallasK, and XYLØ create a contemplative, low-key collaboration, “Sometimes.” Whethan and Bearson have crafted an effortlessly groovy “Win You Over” with SOAK, and Seven Lions and Kill The Noise take things up a notch with the formidable “The Blood.” Bassnectar reveals his Reflective Part Four EP is on its way with “Illusion,” and Kove keeps his brand of drum & bass subtle and smooth with “Echoes.” Jai Wolf and Dresage come together in “Better Apart,” and NGHTMRE and A$AP Ferg make a powerful pair in “REDLIGHT.” Sam Feldt brings summer a few months early with “One Day” with ROZES and Yves V, and Zomboy brings “The Beast” with his new single. The Chainsmokers prep for their new album with “Kills You Slowly,” and Mielo releases his Anywhere But Here EP, featuring a closing song of the same title.

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

Saturday Night Session 013: Yves V teams up with KSHMR and Krewella for new release and crafts hour long high energy mix

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Few moments are more sacred than the reprieve Saturday night provides from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a feature dedicated to “doing the night right” was born. Saturday Night Sessions are set around energizing mixes meant to get the party started. New or old, each episode has one cornerstone thing in similarity: they serve as the perfect backdrop for the weekend pregame.

Belgian born Yves V has been known for big room performances and progressive house hits for over ten years, and he’s found a way to adapt with the changing musical landscape to stay more relevant than ever. His weekly radio shows are the perfect backdrop for a Saturday night, and he is known for teaming up with unexpected artists for new releases to keep his sound fresh and innovative. His latest track, “No Regrets,” sees him join forces with KSHMR and Krewella to create a track that transports the listener to a far away place. The release is a fitting addition to KSHMR’s label Dharma with its exotic notes and high energy progressive drop.

Yves V talks about how the track came to be, saying, “I received the vocal and fell in love with it the first second I heard it! I sent a very raw demo to Niles (KSHMR) and after 30 minutes he already sent me two ideas back including the melody we’re now using on the track.” He continues, “So, everything went really fast because we were both so excited and Niles is without a doubt one of the most talented producers out there, so it’s an honor to work with him. I’m also super happy to have Krewella on the vocals. I’ve been a fan of what the girls have been doing for many many years.”

Having lived through electronic music’s many phases throughout the past 20 years, Yves V is excited about the prospect that previously below the radar genres are making a resurgence. With the commercialization of electronic music, pop has infiltrated the sound of mainstream electronic music, but the producer predicts that 2019 will bring back the diversification of electronic music and what is popular.

Yves V comments, “Artists are getting a lot more diverse, at least within EDM and the techno scenes.” He continues, “Those two may seem polar opposites, yes, but to hear EDM artists and headlining guys not just playing big room but playing hardstyle and old school house again really makes these events electric. Trance is making a huge comeback in techno and underground circles, too, it almost feels ‘cool’ again!”

The producer put together an hour long mix featuring his own releases and a variety of high energy tracks to keep the night moving and vibrant. When asked to describe what kind a Saturday night his Saturday Night Session will bring, he answers, “A night where you forget all your problems and just enjoy, lose yourself in the music and the energy! I hope you guys have as much fun listening to it, as I did making it…” The mix certainly does just that, and it’s the perfect complement to a party-filled evening.

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Do you have any artists you have not collaborated with that you would like to?

I would love to collaborate with Tiesto, he’s still at the top of his game and one of the reasons why I first became a DJ – he’s a living legend!

Who were some of your early influences, and what got you into electronic dance music in the first place?

I was totally into rock music when I was younger but my first introduction into electronic dance music was seeing Daft Punk at a festival. Not long after that, I started to buy my first vinyls and some of my influences back then were Jeff Mills, Dave Clark and Belgium trance DJ’s like Push.

How did your new track “No Regrets” come to be?

I received the vocal and fell in love with it the first second I heard it! I sent a very raw demo to Niles (KSHMR) and after 30 minutes he already sent me two ideas back including the melody we’re now using on the track. So, everything went really fast because we were both so excited and Niles is without a doubt one of the most talented producers out there, so it’s an honor to work with him. I’m also super happy to have Krewella on the vocals. I’ve been a fan of what the girls have been doing for many many years.

Is there a favorite city or venue that you like touring in?
So difficult to name one, there are so many beautiful and amazing places that I’ve been! Think Brazil is still one of my favourite countries, amazing crowds, good food, it really is a beautiful country with that carnival feel 24/7.

What are your hobbies outside of producing music?
Music is my hobby and passion but besides that I love to go to the gym, it’s so important for me to stay healhy on the road with both my body and my mind. I also like to think I’m a bit of a foodie, bright, punchy flavours and a good glass of wine? Heaven!

Are there any trends that you predict or changes coming to the electronic music scene in 2019?

That’s a very difficult question, I wish I could predict the future! Artists are getting a lot more diverse, at least within EDM and the techno scenes. Those two may seem polar opposites, yes, but to hear EDM artists and headlining guys not just playing big room but playing hardstyle and old school house again really makes these events electric. Trance is making a huge comeback in techno and underground circles, too, it almost feels “cool” again!

Favorite and least favorite food?

Favorite food: I’m in Mexico whilst I’m writing this so let’s say I could eat tacos everyday! 🙂
Least: Cheese

What kind of a Saturday Night is your mix getting us ready for?

A night where you forget all your problems and just enjoy, lose yourself in the music and the energy! I hope you guys have as much fun listening to it, as I did making it…

NMF Roundup: Audien remixes Calvin Harris, Armin van Buuren and Above & Beyond team up + more

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NMF Roundup: Audien remixes Calvin Harris, Armin van Buuren and Above & Beyond team up + moreArmin And Above Beyond

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

Gesaffelstein and Pharrell Williams top this week’s Hot 25 with their new collaboration, “Blast Off.” Audien layers on the nostalgia with a gorgeous remix of Calvin Harris and Rag’n’Bone Man, “Giant.” Above & Beyond and Armin van Buuren‘s mega-collab, “Show Me Love,” has finally hit the Armada airwaves, and Midnight Kids unveil a melody-packed remix of Gryffin‘s “Bye Bye.” Yellow Claw follow up their 2018 LP, New Blood, with a new single, “Give It To Me,” with Nonsens, and KSHMR joins forces with Krewella and Yves V for “No Regrets.” TOKiMONSTA releases a mellow new single with Ambré, “Strange Froot,” and W&W bring hardcore back with “The Light.” Sullivan King thanks fans for raging with a metal and dubstep-infused cover of Swedish House Mafia‘s iconic “Save The World,” and Fedde Le Grand puts his own spin on Loud Luxury‘s “Love No More.” 3LAU and Justin Caruso tap vocalist Iselin for a sugar-sweet new single, “Better With You,” and Varien covers Bring Me The Horizon’s “Can You Feel My Heart” with Andrew Zink. Fox Stevenson and Feint link on a new remix of Fox’s own “Out My Head,” and Steff da Campo reworks Galantis and OneRepublic‘s “Bones.”

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

Tomorrowland continues with lineup release: DJ Snake, Alison Wonderland, and more in newest wave of artists

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Tomorrowland has been keeping everyone on their toes by dropping a few names from their 2019 lineup every day per its usual antics. The full lineup is expected to be released by the conclusion of the week, and so far, the artists that the festival has announced do not disappoint. Fans of every genre, including hip hop, will have an act to see as artists like Young Thug join the 2019 iteration of the festival.

In addition to spanning new genres, the festival is set to debut a new live show from Eric Prydz, and speculation is circulating around whether Swedish House Mafia will be taking Martin Garrix‘s place as the closing headliner of the festival. Newly announced acts span everyone from DJ Snake and Alison Wonderland to DJ Diesel (Shaq) and Yves V.

The festival is set to take place over two weekends beginning on July 19-21 and subsequently, July 26-28. Tickets are still available here.

Tomorrowland third and fourth wave artists listed alphabetically: 

  • Afrojack
  • Alison Wonderland
  • Ben Nicky
  • Cosmic Gate
  • Da Tweekaz
  • Dax J
  • DJ Diesel
  • DJ Snake
  • Don Diablo
  • Eric Prydz
  • Ferry Corsten
  • Fjaak Live
  • Maceo Plex
  • Martin Solveig live
  • Mike Williams
  • Nina Kraviz
  • Oliver Heldens
  • Pan-Pot
  • Roger Sanchez
  • Salvatore Gannaci
  • Stephan Bodzin Live
  • Steve Aoki
  • Sven Vath
  • Timmy Trumpet
  • W&W
  • Young Thug
  • Yves Deruyter
  • Yves V
  • Zatox
  • Zeds Dead