Alesso, Diplo, The Chainsmokers, and more curate exclusive playlists for Amazon Music’s ‘Choose Your Own DJ’ 2020 campaign [Stream]

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Amazon Music caters to electronic music enthusiasts with New Year’s Eve 2020 playlists curated by 24 of the genre’s reigning acts. Part of the streaming platform’s “Choose Your New Year’s Eve DJ” campaign, Amazon Music’s playlist drop includes cuts hand-selected by Alesso, Diplo, The Chainsmokers, Alison Wonderland, Charlotte De Witte, and more.

Playlist inclusions range from artists’ favorite cuts of the year to Amazon exclusive releases, such as Jax Jones‘ VIP rework of his original, “This Is Real.” The full list of end of year playlists includes picks from Lost Frequencies, Eli & Fur, Chase & Status, Maya Jane Coles, DJ Premier, Dimelo Flow, Jax Jones, DJ Mustard, Kaytranada, Fatboy Slim, Oliver Koletzki, Ghetto Kids, Bostich, and more. Access the complete collection of 2020 playlists, here.

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EXIT Festival announces David Guetta, ZHU, Tyga, and more in first wave lineup announcement

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Serbia’s EXIT Festival will be celebrating its 20 year anniversary this summer from July 9 – 12, and the first wave of the lineup has been released in anticipation of the event. A distinguishing factor of EXIT is its 2020 talent roster, which features artists from genres ranging from electronic, rock, and metal all of the way to hip-hop. The first wave of artists who will be playing in the 2020 iteration of the festival include David Guetta, Tyga, James Arthur, Fatboy Slim as headliners. Electronic artists included on the first lineup announcement includes ZHU, Boris Brejcha, and ARTBAT among others.

More artists are expected to be announced in the coming months ahead of the summer event, and the first wave of artists have been announced via the festival’s Youtube channel. EXIT festival is set to take place at the spectacular 18th century Petrovaradin fortress, overlooking the Danube to festival’s hometown Novi Sad. Tickets for EXIT are available here

Idris Elba launches 2-HR SET clothing line worldwide

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Rhetorical question: Is there anything Idris Elba can’t do? The venerable actor evinced his versatility when he slowly but surely began to infiltrate the electronic scene with standout original releases like “L.U.V.” and the comparatively more recent “Ballie.” No longer a fledgling disc-jockey, the seasoned producer has used his own sonic experience as inspiration for his next creative endeavor: 2-HR SET.

Elba’s first foray into fashion design, the unisex clothing line launched in the UK in 2018 and swiftly sold out of its stock following its debut. 2-HR SET pieces are now available worldwide, as Elba expands the commercial access of his newly minted brand.

2-HR SET’s latest collection features an array of options, including hoodies, T-shirts, sweatpants, hats, and rubber slides. Although the line is Elba’s first-ever independent line, it’s not his sole project in the fashion industry. Elba is currently also collaborating with Fatboy Slim on a political line of pieces. Proceeds from the sale of this particular collection will benefit Faz Amnesty, Faron Paul’s campaign dedicated to the prevention of knife and gun violence.

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Fatboy Slim Will Throw A Rave In One Lucky Fan’s Living Room

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Fatboy Slim is inviting one lucky fan to the best stop of his latest tour, their own living room! The legendary DJ is getting ready to launch his stadium tour of UK and Ireland. For his last stop, Fatboy Slim partnered with the mobile delievery company, Deliveroo to deliver the show to a fan. The

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Fatboy Slim will perform in a fan’s living room for his final tour stop

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Remember the LCD Soundsystem song, “Daft Punk is Playing at My House?” Well, Fatboy Slim might just have the next best thing.

Fatboy Slim is embarking upon a stadium tour throughout the UK and Ireland, and for his final tour stop, he will be playing at the most unique location of them all—a fan’s living room. On March 7, one lucky fan will get to host the house party of a lifetime, thanks to Fatboy Slim’s new partnership with mobile delivery company, Deliveroo. One winner will receive a “deliverave” from the artist, with Fatboy Slim delivering food, and then playing a rave in the winner’s living room.

The veteran English DJ’s sentiments were simple,

“Warn the neighbours I’m coming.”

Beginning Wednesday February 6, fans can enter to win Fatboy Slim’s “deliverave” here. The winner will be announced on February 20, and 10 runner ups will win tickets to various tour stops, delivered in Fatboy Slim themed pizza boxes.

NMF Roundup: Hotel Garuda delivers infectious melody on ‘One Reason,’ ORIENTAL CRAVINGS embody Alison Wonderland’s ‘Sometimes Love,’ Fatboy Slim’s ‘Praise You’ receives a disco edit + more

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It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday.

Electronic artists have blessed out eardrums once again with heavy-hitting percussive projects, sultry harmonies, catchy melodies, and crisp vocals. Fatboy Slim‘s festival classic, “Praise You,” receives a funky edit from Purple Disco Machine. Hotel Garuda lends his crafty melody-chop work alongside Imad Royal and Kiah Victoria, while Taska Black continues to show why bitbird is bending boundaries in the future bass space. Midnight Kids and Tritonal do what they do best with uplifting atmospheres and infectious melody drops. Former member of Krewella — Kris “Rain Man” Trindl — caresses Vikki Gilmore’s vocals amongst bouncing guitars and driving harmonies on “Take It Closer.” JayKode and ORIENTAL CRAVINGS go hard on their projects for Flux Pavillion & Doctor P‘s Circus Records imprint and a remix of Alison Wonderland‘s single with SLUMBERJACK, “Sometimes Love,” respectively.

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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You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby Turns 20

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NMF Roundup: Sultan + Shepard take on Fatboy Slim, Klingande and Broken Back create ‘Wonders,’ BROHUG thrill in new Spinnin’ release, and more

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The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. 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.


A groovy introduction transforms Kungs and Stargates’ newest release, “Be Right Here,” and added electronic elements give the catchy release a new twist thanks to remixer Wax Motif.

Swedish trio BROHUG is out with a release for Spinnin’ Records, “The Hunt.” With its intense energy and kicking chords, this new track’s eerie atmosphere is sure to thrill and excite.

Sofi Tukker have followed up their 2017 Portuguese Treehouse track “Energia” with a “Parte 2,” featuring Pabllo Vittar. “Energia- Parte 2” is an infectious track — also in Portuguese, like its predecessor — that can only be described as dance-inducing.

Roger Sanchez and Park & Sons transport listeners into the disco era with groovy new track featuring commanding vocals from Julie McKnight titled “This Feeling.”

Commercial house meets experimental soundscaping in this genre-bending release by Friend Within titled “The Truth.” Friend Within blends a groovy bassline and bright horns with catchy vocals in his new Toolroom release.

Instead of adding a hard drop and intense synth layers as many remixers do with radio-crossover releases, AmPm has lowered the BPM of Nicky Romero‘s collaboration with Taio Cruz, and added melodic moments to give the release a calming effect.

Klingande takes listeners on an indie-electronic journey with Broken Back. With its silky-smooth vocals and laid-back beat, “Wonders” proves summer never has to end.

Sultan + Shepard never cease to surprise with their experimentation across genres and sound design. Their take on Fatboy Slim‘s “Gangster Trippin” will keep a club going until the early hours of the morning, thanks to its high-energy house chords layered over the original 1998 vocals.

The Him have skewed pop with their latest, “Nothing On Us.” It opens with catchy harmonized vocals that lead into bright piano melodies and a cheery house drop.

VALENTINE and West1ne team up for “Backpack,” which effortlessly fuses calming energy with a sizable dose of bass.

While not the usual suspect for electronic music lovers, MOD SUN has infused polarizing future bass chords into the drop of new release, “Burning Up.”

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New Music Friday: Shaggy, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, DJ Snake

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To celebrate all of this week’s best new music releases, we have compiled our weekly edition of New Music Friday. This week we are proud to present new music from artists such as David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Brooks, Carnage, Steve Aoki, Wolfgang Gartner & k?d, DJ Snake, Morgan Page, Jayceeoh, Derro, Dillon Francis, Fatboy Slim, CamelPhat, Party

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Creamfields announces unmissable 2018 lineup

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Creamfields announced their 2018 lineup and it’s looking to be behemoth year for the Cheshire-based extravaganza. Rich in both depth and considerable breadth, the festival will bring together 300 artists across 30 stages from August 23–26.

Techno don Carl Cox will be making his return to the festival for the first time in over a decade, where numerous other artists will be making an appearance, showcasing the festival’s keen ability to tap into the full spectrum of dance music. From artists like Skream, Kölsch, and The Black Madonna, to The Chainsmokers, Tiësto, and Above & Beyond, Creamfields 21 promises to be an unmissable installment for all dance aficionados.

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More information and tickets are available here.