Tomorrowland reveals 2020 stage hosts: Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Claptone, Afterlife, and more

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Tomorrowland reveals 2020 stage hosts: Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Claptone, Afterlife, and moreTomorrowland

Tomorrowland has unveiled its stage host lineup for the 2020 edition. The announcement arrives shortly after Global Journey packages for the Belgium festival went on sale on January 18. Celebrating its milestone 15th anniversary in 2019, the electronic affair recently extended its contract another 15 years up through 2034.

This year’s theme, The Reflection of Love will see a diversity of trailblazers take on curation with a particular emphasis on underground tastes. Host favorites include UK party legend Carl Cox as well as techno heavyweight Adam Beyer‘s Drumcode, masked house aficionado Claptone‘s The Masquerade. The roster also features Sven Väth‘s Cocoon, Amelie Lens‘ Exhale party, Afterlife, A State of Trance, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano’s Sexy by Nature, and more. The 2020 rendition welcomes the return of Q-Dance and Glitterbox in hosting their respective sub-genres— hardstyle and disco.

Tomorrowland 2020 takes place over weekends July 17–19 and July 24–26. Worldwide pre-sale for all ticket tiers and Dreamville packages go on sale Saturday, January 25. Register here.

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Claptone, Boris Brejcha, Giorgia Angiuli, and more round out first wave of Sea You Beach Republic lineup

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German mainstay event, Sea You Beach Republic will record its seventh edition lakeside in Tunisee from July 18 – 19, during which it will spread out its house and techno talent across seven stages. The first wave of the event’s 2020 lineup features Claptone, Boris Brejcha, Georgia Angiuli, Kid Simius, Kobosil, and Lexy & K-Paul, among other underground acts. Touting more than 100 artists, the full Sea You ‘Beach Republic’ lineup will be announced in two successive waves.

Attendees can expect Sea You Beach Republic to offer more than just electronic activity across its two days of production: water-skiing and wake-boarding, among other other lake events will be free for festival goers. There will also be a fashion and beauty lounge. Tickets to Sea You Beach Republic and additional information can be found on the festival’s official website.

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Griz Announced to Headline Vail’s Powabunga Festival

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It is no doubt that the 2nd annual Powabunga Festival is off to a great start – but after a recent development it is not doubt that attendees are in for an amazing experience. None other than Griz himself was just announced as the headliner. With a record spanning a decade of amazing and influential

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Powabunga 2020 Announces New Dates & Lake Tahoe Location

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In 2019, the Powabunga Music and Mountain Festival burst on the scene and completely dominated the town of Vail for an unforgettable weekend featuring the likes of ZHU, Justin Jay, and Boombox. But this year – Powabunga is back for not one, but TWO weekends – both returning to Vail and adding a Lake Tahoe

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Fresh Start San Francisco’s last-minute surprise addition: Claude VonStroke

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Dirtybird‘s fearless leader, Claude VonStroke (Barclay Crenshaw) has a New Year’s Day surprise for his loyal following, a day fraught with (what else?) nonsense and good fun. The patriarch of playful house is heading to the Fresh Start day party, January 1, with a full and frumptious trail of friends in tow.

Assembling at San Francisco’s expansive, indoor/outdoor The Midway venue complex, the single-day Fresh Start stampede also proffers genre staples like Claptone, Walker & Royce, Moon Boots, Elax (Boys Noize), and Dirtybird dynamo, J.Phlip. The party is primed to become a paradise for the rambunctious Bay Area folk who know New Year’s Eve shouldn’t end at the incipient stroke of midnight.

Tickets to Fresh Start are available here.

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Djakarta Warehouse Project locks in Tinashe, Claptone, Krewella, and more to complete 2019 lineup

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Indonesia’s premier electronic music festival, the Djakarta Warehouse Project has solidified their lineup for the upcoming event, locking in final support from featured electronic artists Claptone, Krewella, and Cash Cash, a headlining performance from R&B star Tinashe, and a trickle of supporting names to top off the bill.

The festival returns to the city’s Jakarta International Expo over December 13-15, ensuing three days of immersive, unforgettable performances from more than artists. The phase three announcement introduces sets from artists like Brohug, Ghastly, Wiwek, and a back-to-back performance from trance extraordinaires Mark Sixma and Jordan Suckley.

Rounding out the phase three announcement, elrow‘s themed ‘Rowmudas Triangle’ stage takeover reveals their slate of high-energy, international techno and house bookings. The cheeky nautical themed party is headlined by none other than the bird-masked mystique Claptone, and sharing the stage with Snatch! Records owner Riva Starr, and resident DJ Mario Biani.

In celebration of their 11th edition, local event promoter Ismaya Live have seen the exponential growth of the festival since 2008. Starting off initially as an indoor warehouse event, the Djakarta Warehouse Project has grown into one of Asia’s largest electronic music festivals, with no signs of slowing down.

See the Djakarta Warehouse Project’s full lineup flyer below. More information about the festival and travel package information is available here.

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Exclusive: Claptone chronicles first Ibiza residency, soundtracks the season [Interview/Playlist]

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In an auditory age when an artist’s popularity is largely predicated on clicks, likes, and oversharing, secrecy is sexy—now more than ever. And who on the house music hierarchy has remained more surreptitious than Claptone?

Little is known about the man behind the beak who averages an improbable upwards of 260 performances per year, often traversing multiple continents for performances across a single weekend. Soaked in soul and powered by four-on-the-floor club grooves that range from pumped-up to plaintive, Claptone’s production has been tapped for official remixes from a litany of likeminded counterparts: from the Pet Shop Boys to—most recently—Mark Ronson (a forthcoming release). Despite the explosive success the plague doctor-themed project has secured since its 2012 inception, the Berlin-based Claptone camp solidified a fiercely coveted milestone, even among bluechip modern electronic acts, in 2019: an extended summertime tenure in the White Isle. Claptone’s first Ibiza residency touched down at one of the island’s quintessential after-dark playgrounds, Pacha. The perpetually poised puppet master attracted an auspicious flock to his Monday Masquerades, which spanned this past May-September and included the likes of Diplo, Duke Dumont, Eli & Fur, Shiba San, and Bob Moses (to name only a few).

While he’s lauded for laying low, Dancing Astronaut caught up with Claptone to get a closer look at the man who’s made his mark with myth.

Along with a stylized playlist to score the summer residency, Claptone shared insights on the bygone summer season, some fond moments at Pacha, and a bit about what’s hiding in his aural incubator. He also reflected on the longwinded lore breathing life into his immaterial persona. Claptone’s face may remain never to be seen, but one facet of the DJ’s smoke and mirrors act is certain—there’s substance behind the subterfuge.

Did Pacha live up to your expectations for your first Ibiza residency? Why or why not?

It was my first season and I didn’t have any clear vision of how it might be really. I only knew it’d be a great party cause I know my fans and the international popularity of Claptone. I knew they’d come and enjoy this experience and they did. To be honest for the first season it surpassed my wildest expectations. So many amazing people that appreciated all the quite various line ups I had been programming. The greatest compliment surely was that so many of these great DJs whom I booked like Todd Terry, Kerri Chandler, MK as well as DJs whom I couldn’t have on the bill like Solardo, CamelPhat, Paul Oakenfold, Roger Sanchez, Erick Morillo, Martin Solveig came in private on some Mondays to just enjoy the party and the great vibe of the night. That for me says it all.

Tell me about the stylistic approach you took to your summer residency in the White Isle…

I made a huge effort in growing the regular stage setup of my The Masquerade parties—the huge golden mask above the booth and the smaller masks with the LED-lit eyes hanging from the ceiling, to match Pacha and come up with interior design ideas to go along with that. Same with the dancer and performer costumes. I had tailors from Pacha as well as tailors from Torture Garden in London work out details on costumes and designs I came up with. That’s why in the end there are about 30 amazing characters from futuristic Venetian carnival to cinematic Eyes Wide Shut from classic Circus to Dia de los Muertos dancing, wandering or even flying through the club. 

Can you tell me about a particularly impactful moment or night from this past season’s performances? 

It’s hard to pick just one or two moments when you just had 19 weeks of mayhem on a Monday at Pacha Ibiza at your very own night with your very own concept The Masquerade. The pure fact that I was able to program the line up, invite and play with Armand van Helden, Andhim, Audiojack, Basement Jaxx, Bob Moses, Catz ‘n Dogz, Chus & Ceballos, Danny Howard, Danny Tenaglia, David Penn, Dennis Cruz, Dennis Ferrer, Diplo, Duke Dumont, Eli & Fur, Faithless, Felix da Housecat, Hannah Wants, Heidi, Illyus & Barrientos, Jon Hopkins, Kerri Chandler, Lars Moston, Maya Jane Coles, Mat.Joe, MK, Nhan Solo, Nora En Pure, Pirupa, Purple Disco Machine, Riva Starr, Route 94, Shiba San, Shir Khan, Sidney Charles, SG Lewis, Sonny Fodera, Tensnake, Todd Terry, Tube & Berger, and Weiss was such a game changer for me.

It’s tough to put that into words and even harder to pick a favorite moment. But the back to back with Diplo was certainly a highlight for me as this was my very first and to date my last back to back ever, [considering] it was Diplo playing house music in front of a super excited crowd. 

Any new music in the works you can speak to?

You know I love secrets, but, well, I’ll make an exception. I just finished some remixes that went to mastering the other day. You are more than welcome to look forward to what I did to Mark Ronson as well as Charlie Puth and Michael Kiwanuka. Fasten your seatbelt. 

Describe the significance of the golden-beaked mask and white gloves…

This mask is part of my personality, one of my many faces. Its origins lie in the old Italian city of Venezia and for me hints at the rich history and culture we all share and of course at the masquerade balls [we’ve held for] centuries. A social tradition which allows us to explore our identity and to fathom our freedom as individuals in performative play. One aspect of it is being able to question authorities and hierarchies, structures of self-sustaining power, question the ones we kneel down before.

The beak with its birdlike shape is giving me access to perform beyond human abilities. At the same time it ridicules pop idols, who think they are more than just human and love to run around presenting their tail feathers. The resemblance to a plague doctors mask is not by accident either. You are welcome to perceive me as some kind of sonic plague doctor. The mask was casted out of titan’s gold. Gold for me reflects the treasure that I found in music. It simultaneously ridicules the greed and materialism of your average rock star or Hip-Hop hero. Last but not least, wearing a mask is liberating and it’s shielding your privacy, extending your personal freedom. This, together with reflecting on the mechanisms of media and popular music, empowers me to be in charge of my image and perform my artistic identity much more consciously. The gloves I just wear to not get my hands dirty.

A great deal of secrecy ensconces the Claptone masthead, specifically in reference to your identity(s). Can you speak to this? 

Claptone declined to comment.

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îleSoniq commemorates sixth anniversary on Montréal’s île Sainte-Helene – photos by Susan Moss, Pat Beaudry, Pierre Bourgault

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 94

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA managing editor Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.

Listen in playlist format here.


One week ago, Madnap and Yetep revealed an absolutely show-stopping collaboration with Miranda Glory. “It’s Just You” is an emotive journey through Glory’s shimmering vocals, interspersed with dramatic breakdowns and heavy synthwork. The powerful instrumentals were what first hooked me on this tune, but as I’ve listened to it over and over again, I’ve come to truly appreciate the harmonious contrast of Glory’s soothing vocals and the forceful production.

Kramder continues to thrill with a steady stream of infectious house releases. For his latest, he’s taken to Uprise Music for some disco-infused production. “No Time To Be” is a steady-rocking funk tune that uses choppy vocals and a grooving beat to lure the listener in. In his latest release, the French producer has developed a fun, retro edge to his style, helping pave the way for the reemergence of disco elements in today’s house music.

For her new remix package, MARINA has tapped celebrated producer Claptone for a sultry house spin. This dark and moody rendition of “Orange Trees” deviates from the summery atmosphere of the original, which MARINA created to pay homage to the island she grew up on in Greece. Claptone dives to the depths of the nearby ocean on his remake, creating an almost somber backdrop with a deep bassline and shadowy synth melodies.

After six years, Camo & Krooked have made their return to Hospital Records with “Loa.” According to UKF, this new single was “inspired by Haitian voodoo rituals” and Haitian instruments, making for a drum ‘n’ bass song that’s in a league of its own. The introduction is complex and compelling, leaving the listener wondering what’s in store and what the drop will be like. With a unique and addictive drop, fans will find themselves racing through the jungle as the duo paints a vivid sonic picture with their impeccable production.

Dancing Astronaut‘s Breakout Artist of 2018 continues to inspire us with an impressive showing so far in 2019. He follows up his debut LP, Irene, and February’s “Mr. Skitters” with a gorgeous remix of Local Natives’ “When Am I Gonna Lose You.” Medasin’s dreamy style fits in perfectly with the nostalgic feel of Local Natives’ music. Medasin’s subtle trap beat paired with falsetto and pensive harmonies are a match made in heaven.

NMF Roundup: A-Trak remixes The Magician, Lost Kings unveil new original + more

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NMF Roundup: A-Trak remixes The Magician, Lost Kings unveil new original + moreA Trak

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.

A-Trak brings the heat this Friday with a tantalizing remix of The Magician’s “Ready To Love,” and Lost Kings tap Anna Clendening for their new original, “Too Far Gone.” Habstrakt makes his Monstercat debut with “Infinite,” and Claptone takes on MARINA’s “Orange Trees” in a spicy new remix. Space Laces reveals a remix package for Overdrive, featuring tunes like Gammer’s remix of “Torque,” and GTA release a formidable trap number, “FK IT.” Maduk has remixed Fox Stevenson’s “Take You Down,” and Afrojack bursts into June with “It Goes Like.” CloudNone, Direct, and Matt Van team up for “Lost and Found,” and R3HAB remixes NOTD’s “I Miss Myself.” Kaivon has put a new spin on Alison Wonderland’s “Peace,” and Duke & Jones flex their remix skills on Yellow Claw’s “Break of Dawn.” Julian Jordan keeps things grooving on “To The Wire,” and tyDi and Matt Fax have collaborated on “It’s Always Now.”

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.

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