The festival gods have called for “A Music Vacation” in Gulf Shores, Alabama, as Hangout Fest is set to return for its 10th installment mid-2019. Those lucky enough to make it down south this year saw performances by Zedd, Galantis, The Killers, and other memorable, genre-spanning acts throughout the extended weekend.
However, 2019 will take Hangout’s perennially diverse lineup to the next level by including headliners Travis Scott, Khalid, Cardi B, Kygo, and Diplo, with additional support from GRiZ, Alison Wonderland, Jimmy Eat World, and more. Transpiring atop Alabama’s sandy beaches, the three-day festival takes place May 17-19. Tickets are on sale Tuesday, Dec 4 with various travel packages already up for grabs.
Galantis has decided to take advantage of the latest iPhone X innovation in releasing their newest single “Emoji.” Avid followers will have noticed several videos posted to the Swedish duo’s socials, which features the new facial recognition technology in the form of floating emoji heads (along with small snippets of the track). They also offered a sneak preview of the music video on Halloween, where fans could text in “emoji” to a designated number, proving that the producers are up to speed on all things 2018.
That being said, the video takes things back a bit, to a time when PCs were just introduced and record players were key. Viewers see this when the video’s protagonist is shown typing into a small, black screen as he awaits the return of a companion (whom it appears was supposed to move in with him). A heart emoji keeps him company until she finally shows up with a box containing a large Galantis vinyl to show that she’s moving back in.
The song itself is a bit more reserved than the duo’s usual party-ready tracks, but its feel-good sound and cultural relevance is bound to spiral it up the charts.
Galantis rocketed onto the scene with a handful of euphoric, progressive house and big room tracks. Singles like ‘You’ and ‘Runaway’ quickly became timeless classics. In 2018, the guys have begun to work outside of their comfort zone and found some serious success. In my opinion, Galantis’ release, ‘Satisfied’ was one of the best releases
Wynwood Fear Factory is set for its third straight year and it’s coming in with a bang. Unlike last year where they had the event at the RC Cola Plant, this year it will be held indoors at the Mana Wynwood venue. This gives the grounds quite an upgrade and fans will be sure to
At 21 years old, Australia native, Throttle has given himself to a rapidly ascending production career, having already collaborated with modern house blue chips Oliver Heldens and Galantis. Most recently, Throttle has put out his second Spinnin’ Records release of the year with track “Wanderlust,” which has already gained the support from the likes of Morgan Page and Tiësto. Euphoric breakdowns and pulsing beats hold steady alongside a looping vocal cut that avalanches into a grin-inducing dance effort.
“I made the initial idea for ‘Wanderlust’ in my hotel room in Ibiza,” said the producer in an official release. “I came up with the vocal hook exploring the streets of Old Town that morning and built the track from there.”
The electronic world’s most celebrated music festival, Ultra, rang in the fifth anniversary of its Japanese installment last weekend, September 15-17 at its brand new home in Tokyo Odaiba Ultra Park.
The wildly attended Ultra Japan stands as testament to the EDM phenomenon’s sweeping, worldwide presence. Standout performances from the weekend include that of Oliver Heldens, Armin van Buuren, and Axwell Λ Ingrosso: all repeat Ultra offenders. Ultra Worldwide’s ubiquitous presence extends to 25 different countries, across several continents. Due to its ever-increasing popularity, the event has stretched from its two-day beginnings, into a full-fledged three-day soiree.
Summer festival season is winding down, but the events circuit shows no signs of slowing as fall lineups begin to pour in. Halloween billings have already started surfacing, and thanks to the organizers at Diskolab, Miami just became a top contender for Halloween weekend destinations. Mana Wynwood Warehouse will host some of the most in-demand electronic acts in the country across October 26 – 27, with a roster topped by RL Grime and Galantis, along with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike billed as the weekend’s special guests.
Shift K3Y‘s latest release has gotten a new look in multiple ways. “Entirety,” released earlier this summer, has been re-upped with a VIP mix from the London producer, singer, songwriter, and DJ himself, along with underground house artist Weiss and rhythmic pop crossover kings Galantis.
Featuring favorite featured vocalist A*M*E, “Entirety” started out as an ideal house-inspired track with soul, groove and wide appeal. Now its VIP mix sees the single re-pitched, stripped down in places and brought slightly deeper with heavy new bass elements. Swedish duo Galantis’ remix does just the opposite, bringing the energy of “Entirety” up to a more positive place and emphasizing its infectious vocals. Finally, Weiss does what he does best, bringing the single to a deeper, darker, UK style house with an impressive intensity. “Entirety” follows Shift K3Y’s latest EP release, Bite, out earlier in 2018.