Creamfields drops massive first phase 2020 lineup: Martin Garrix, Eric Prydz, Pendulum featured

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Creamfields drops massive first phase 2020 lineup: Martin Garrix, Eric Prydz, Pendulum featuredEric Prydz Live

Creamfields always delivers, and 2020 is going to be no different, as the festival’s first wave of artist announcements arrives. Previously announced headliner, Calvin Harris, who holds the slot on back-to-back years, is now joined by a host of electronic talent including Carl Cox, Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, Armin van Buuren, deadmau5, Gorgon City, MK, and notably both Pendulum‘s highly anticipated Trinity show and Eric Prydz‘ HOLOSPHERE performance.

Running August 27 – 30, the venerated UK event promises one of the most diverse electronic lineups of the year. From Skream to Chase & Status, Alesso to Pete Tong, with Nina Kraviz, Boris Brejcha, Fisher, and Gareth Emery in between, Creamfields extends their hot streak of summer lineups, and that’s only phase one. See the full lineup below and grab tickets to this year’s festival here.

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Creamfields to host Calvin Harris as headliner for 2nd year in a row

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It looks like Creamfields has pieced together another robust artist acumen for 2020, having previously announced The Chainsmokers headliners, and now confirming Calvin Harris to return for a sequel to his appearance at the UK stalwart event last year. Calvin came through with a danceable vengance in 2019, drawing in one of the largest crowds of the entire weekend. This year, he’ll be Saturday’s headliner, while Carl Cox slays the festival’s techno terrain. The Chainsmokers are pegged to take over Friday’s headline slot.

With new shows on the horizon, Calvin will have the perfect opportunity to rinse out his newly announced music coming this Friday: “Hypnagogic (I Can’t Wait)” and “CP-1.” These two singles are a glimpse into Calvin’s impending LP, one of the most anticipated albums coming in 2020.

To catch Calvin’s hotly attended headline set at Creamfields, get your tickets here.

Photo Credit: Rukes

Good Morning Mix: Meet the sunrise with MK’s smooth Creamfields set

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MK transferred his cerebral house sensibilities to the speakers of Creamfields UK‘s Area10 stage in an interplay that’s yielded a sleek two hours of underground sound. The extended mix, heralded by many as one of the highlights of Creamfields 2019, commences with MK’s own work, “Back And Forth,” produced alongside Jonas Blue. The inimitable vocals of the track’s featured artist, Becky Hill, provide an edgy verbal texture to the set, which shuffles through a series of cuts within the 120 to 130 bpm range.

Upbeat in body, the set showcases the discerning yet danceable character of MK’s style. The record that put MK on the map, “17,” naturally serves as a high point, surfacing right around the halfway point to add an extra kick through the rest of the set. MK’s twist on Kanye West and Lil Pump‘s pervasive “I Love It” is another.

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Watch deadmau5 delve into his upcoming Cube V.3 stage production

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deadmau5 is more than just a musical pioneer; he is a production perfectionist. While he has recently gotten back into DJing via his techno alias TESTPILOT, he always performs a live set when touring as deadmau5, and that live set is always accompanied by a brand new visual show that will only exist for the duration of that tour.

His latest technological masterwork takes the form of the Cube V.3 which recently debuted at Creamfields. Unlike with most audio-visual performances of this scale, however, deadmau5, a.k.a. Joel Zimmerman, is in complete control of both the music and the production.

During the show Zimmerman stands within the cube, altering the angle, the direction of face, and of course the visual content all while rocking the classic, progressive deadmau5 dance music that made him who he is.

Watch the video below to take a tour of the cube, and marvel and all the intricacies that Zimmerman can both explain and operate all by himself.

Photo by Rukes

Good Morning Mix: deadmau5 leaves 2019 Creamfields attendees awestruck with cube v3 display [Watch]

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With the opening chords of deadmau5‘s 2019 single, “nosedive,” the producer’s catalog-canvassing set from Creamfields 2019 commences. Patrons of the globally attended UK event and those not present for deadmau5’s striking showing alike can now experience the Friday, August 23 performance in its full-length glory, as the set has become available in its entirety. The effort foregrounds deadmau5’s electronic marvel, the cube v3, from atop which he delivers his set.

deadmau5 shuffles through cornerstone productions from his earlier days in the industry such as 2016’s “Imaginary Friends” and 2009’s “Ghosts ‘N’ Stuff,” before inviting Lights onstage for a live rendition of “Raise Your Weapon.” Lights and deadmau5 then jointly transition into their lengthily anticipated collaborative effort of 2018, “Drama Free.” An incontrovertible classic, deadmau5’s “Strobe” provides a formidable finale to the stunning sonic affair.

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Swedish House Mafia hints at U.S. tour

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In a recent exchange on social media, Axwell of Swedish House Mafia has either hinted at a U.S. tour or set out to break the hearts of fans across the nation.

This news comes after the legendary trio performed at Austria’s FM4 Frequency Festival. Following the show, an Instagram user commented on a photograph from the night’s performance, impassioned to let Swedish House Mafia that the group is overdue for a tour stateside. Axwell affirmed his statement with a cryptic yet promising reply of, “yes!”

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While there hasn’t been confirmation nor denial, there is speculation and fans are hopeful that the EDM legends schedule a tour in the U.S. However, Swedish House Mafia enthusiasts should proceed with guarded hearts, as there have been some recent show cancellations and lack of new music releases, causing some doubt.

Swedish House Mafia’s next performance will be at Creamfields this Sunday, as the dance music community remains on high alert for any official statements from the crew.

H/T: EDM Tunes

Creamfields phase-two lineup arrives with Nicky Romero, Afrojack, Peggy Gou, + more

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Creamfields continues mounting already-accrued fervor surrounding its 2019 arm. In addition to securing the previously announced Swedish House Mafia, deadmau5, Calvin Harris, and Eric Prydz (just a few of the hallowed, initial slew), the UK festival has added a wealth of names to its August 22-25 roster.

Among the list of newly compounded, multi-genre names are Afrojack, Nicky Romero, Peggy Gou, and Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman. From the original amalgamation of acts also comes Above & Beyond, Tiësto, and The Chemical Brothers, the last of which just released their ninth studio album, No Geography.

The four-day Creamfields, a longstanding authority in the festival circuit since the late ’90s, will span the August Bank Holiday weekend in Daresbury, Cheshire. The full Creamfields lineup, general festival information, and ticketing can be found here.

Full list of newly added acts:

Peggy Gou, Heidi, Joris Voorn, Mistajam, Mauro Picotto, Afrojack, Nicky Romero, Blastoyz, Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman, Maurice West, Noisecontrollers, NorthBase, Jack Eye Jones, TNT aka Technoboy ‘n’ Tuneboy, Dr Phunk, MC Dynamite, Mia More, Franky Wah, Generik and LilRockit.

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Eric Prydz teases new visual performance concept ‘VOID’

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The bounce-back from his Miami absence is real; Eric Prydz will be unveiling his debut VOID concept show at his Creamfield Steel Yards headlining slot on August 23, 2019. In addition, Prydz was also announced on the stacked phase one lineup for Electric Zoo: Evolved alongside other giants, Dog Blood, Diplo , Excision and more. In characteristic Prydz fashion, the mastermind behind EPIC and HOLO dropped a teaser video for the latest addition to his portfolio of visionary productions. This newest announcement VOID stands for “Visual Offset Isometric Design” and looks to be Prydz’s most advanced hologram shows yet with anticipation at an all-time high.

The 41-second teaser shows a black hole forming in space, coming together to form the “O” in VOID complemented with a signature Prydz progressive sound. The combination of an entire hologram show and Prydz timeless mixing skills has continuously proved he stands as an artist and creative in a lane of his own. Prydz previously brought his HOLO stage to last year’s Creamfields in 2018 and stunned both attendees and fans with his insane, innovative visual production. Now, with VOID he seems to be aim for even higher ground.

BREAKING: Swedish House Mafia scrap upcoming reunion, cancel all live performances

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What the Mafia giveth, the Mafia taketh away. 

The painstakingly slow pace with which Swedish House Mafia individually announced each of their upcoming 2019 performances contrasts with the unanticipated rapidity of the supergroup’s cancellation of all upcoming shows—effective immediately. Swedish House Mafia have been a highly sought lineup inclusion since their landmark reunion at Ultra Music Festival in 2018. The “Greyhound” producers recently topped Ultra Europe‘s 2019 lineup, as well as Ultra Korea, Lollapalooza Berlin, and Creamfields’. Now, instead of “Save The World” at festivals across the globe, Swedish House’s unexpected and incredibly swift cancellations presents these festival organizers with a new challenge: “Save The Lineup.”

Swedish House Mafia have also backed out of their singular headlining shows. Axwell, Ingrosso, and Angello were slated to take the decks in a number of cites worldwide, ranging from Mexico City to Stockholm. Swedish House Mafia jointly broke the news of the cancellations during an interview on BBC Radio 1.

“You know what they say, three’s a crowd. We found that to be true as we plotted our comeback tour,”

Steve Angello said. The Size Records figurehead confirmed that he will continue to solo produce and release music.

While each member of the Mafia stated his regret that the reunion effort will not in fact come to fruition during the interview, Axwell and Ingrosso also expressed their optimism for the future. The pair previously shared their plan to press pause on their Axwell ^ Ingrosso project, in order to devote the full scope of their focus to the revival of Swedish House Mafia. “We will now, in fact, be taking our old project off the shelf. We thought about doing a countdown to a bunch of new dates for Ax and I, but we thought the idea seemed kind of unoriginal” Ingrosso said during the BBC Radio 1 interview. Further along in the interview, Axwell, who mainly kept quiet during the discussion, coyly mentioned that he believes all of life is a simulation and he’s a big fan of April Fool’s jokes.

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Weekend Rewind: Throw it back to Swedish House Mafia’s 2010 Creamfields Essential Mix

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Swedish House Mafia continue to make their return to the electronic sector one painstaking step at a time, the most recent of which directed the three-part supergroup to Columbia Records to pen a record deal with the label. Dancing Astronaut invites Swedish House Mafia fans to momentarily avert their eyes from the horizon where new SHM music has long loomed, to instead glance nine years backwards and relive the trio’s 2010 Creamfields Essential Mix as the ink of the Columbia agreement dries.

The Essential Mix takes streamers back to Aug. 29, 2010, a time in which Axwell, Ingrosso, and Angello were jointly pioneering their iconicity as Swedish House Mafia. The 2010 set, live from Daresbury, England pairs a number of classic Swedish House Mafia productions that have now ascended to catalog-staple status with remixes and edits of offerings from other electronic entities like Bingo Players, Calvin Harris, and Pendulum. Highlights include an instrumental rendition of “Miami 2 Ibiza,” and Axwell’s bootleg of “Tell Me Why vs. Bittersweet Symphony.”

Swedish House Mafia currently shoulder headlining duties for Creamfields’ 2019 edition, slated for Aug. 22-25.