HYTE to host loaded techno stage at upcoming Electric Zoo

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The well-oiled, underground music brand out of Berlin, HYTE, has just announced it will be hosting its own stage in New York this year at one of the most anticipated events in New England: Electric Zoo. HYTE will be a part of the fest’s final day, Sept. 2, at the Sunday School Grove stage.

With the sublime New York City skyline as its visionary backdrop, the HYTE stage will tout an impeccable batch of techno-centric talent, including Dubfire in a B2B session with Chris Liebing, Pete Tong, and Gregor Tresher. Fit for the occasion, HYTE’s comprehensive configuration of international acts showcases both world-renowned warriors of their craft and clandestine club phenomenons alike.

HYTE is known for casting techno entrancements all over the globe, hosting stages in the US, Europe, and even Vietnam — corralling icons like Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, and Maceo Plex to perform under its masthead.

Feeling overwhelmed by Miami Music Week? Here are the parties not to miss

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Making the right decision of where to go during Miami Music Week can be more than overwhelming given the endless amount of events in the area. Considering the vast pool of parties, showcases, cruises, and all-day events, it’s crucial to make ensure the most effective use of time throughout the week. As such, Dancing Astronaut has taken to compiling a complete party guide, to help navigate only the hottest events taking place on the picturesque Miami shores. 

Tuesday, 20 March

Mau5trap Showcase  /  Treehouse

Mau5trap returns to the Treehouse once again with a vehement array of artistry.  Between BlackGummy b2b No Mana, ATTLAS b2b Eekkoo, the fervent Heyz b2b Electrocado, the astonishing Rinzen, Notaker, and Rhett, Mau5trap’s showcase promises an electric array of this year’s rising talent. It’s the perfect show to kick off the week with, and considering Mau5trap’s track record, certainly not one to be missed.

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Nora En Pure Presents Purified  /  Delano Hotel

“Bringing her sought-after sound to South Beach for her debut Purified MMW event, Nora En Pure, part of the Helvetic Nerds, is set to open Miami Music Week on Tuesday 20th March at the Delano Beach Club. Inviting some of the world’s most mezmerising DJs, Autograf, Croatia Squad, Doorly, Huxley, Mat.Joe, Siege, and Sons Of Maria will all be performing at this sunset session alongside dance music’s leading lady.” -Press Release

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Paco Osuna presents Mindshake Showcase 2018 /  TRADE

“Tuesday night of Miami music week TRADE will have a techno feast featuring master class DJs to have our dance floor rocking, get ready as Paco Osuna comes into the intimacy of this dark room to showcase his record label Mindshake in all its might!” –
Miami Rebels + Paco Osuna

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Wednesday, 21 March

 

LINK Miami Rebels Presents Nastia, Ellen Allien, & Peggy Gou /  TRADE

Three talented ladies — Nastia, Ellen Allien, and Peggy Gou — are gathering at TRADE early on in the week to show off their fiery finesse behind the decks. Each vastly ascending beyond the global underground circuit, Link Miami Rebels’ show will surely prove why these ladies have been so widely talked about quite a bit over the last year.

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HYTE Miami 2018  /  Space

“HYTE returns to Miami for MMW to take over two rooms at the infamous Club Space. On Wednesday, March 21st, HYTE will bring their special atmosphere and carefully curated line-up to the multi-faceted Club Space venue in Miami for a sure to be immersive party across two different rooms. The 25,000 sq foot venue offers everything that clubbers have come to expect from the HYTE brand. The venue for all this is a new one for HYTE but one that has a celebrated reputation for throwing essential parties. It is always a focal point during MMW and hosts only the most influential brands, labels and DJs, so HYTE are proud to call the place home. It boasts two different rooms which each offer slightly different ambiances and also has a vast rooftop terrace which makes for very special moments as the sun rises and falls on the horizon. Making it the perfect location to capture those first rays of sunshine after a hard nights dancing. There will be nowhere better to get an authentic taste of the Miami experience than with Space and HYTE as your capable hosts. ” –HYTE

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Heldeep Vs. Monstercat  /  Soho Studios

Heldeep Vs. Monstercat is coming your way in the heat of the Floridian sun at the world-renowned venue, Soho Studios! The bell will ring in the evening with a massive stage unlike anything you’ve seen before. We’ve done our training, said our prayers, and taken our vitamins; now it’s time to see who wins the belt. No matter what happens, it’s all of you amazing fans who will come out on top March 21st!” –Monstercat

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Thursday, 22 March

 

Robin Schulz & Friends Pool Party  / Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel

The third edition of Spinnin’ Records Spinnin’ Hotel brings five pool parties to this year’s Miami Music Week. A return to the Nautilus, A Sixty Hotel, located on the wonderful South Beach in the famous Art Deco district of Miami, 2018 promises a most fervent poolside affair. Robin Schulz and friends is one of our favorite picks, playing alongside his pals Autograf, Goldroom, Shaun Frank, and more.

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Deadbeats Goes Off The Deepend   / Soho Studios

When Deadbeats announces it’s taking Miami off the deep end, they mean it. A conglomerate of fervent b2b sets are set to take place, including Zed’s Dead b2b Jauz, 12th planet b2b Ghastly, and Eprom b2b Zeke Beats. The promised intensity of this one is truly unmissable.

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Mixmash Miami Rockin’ With The Best  / Delano Beach Club

Currently in its ninth consecutive year, Mixmash has announced a lineup nothing short of iconic for its uniquely rambunctious Delano South Beach party. Truly a testament its given name, Rockin’ With The Best boasts A-Trak, Blasterjaxx, Deorro, Jonas Blue, Mike Cervello, Moksi, Laidback Luke, Timmy Trumpet, Unity, Zonderling, as well as special unannounced guests who’ll perform b2b.

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NGHTMRE & SLANDER present Gud Vibrations Boat Party / Sea Isle Marina

NGHTMRE & SLANDER‘s Gud Vibrations event moniker has been known to make waves. Setting sail over Miami’s crystalline waters aboard the palatial Musette yacht, party-goers can expect expansive production and wild antics throughout the ship. The event will feature such special guests as EKALIKRANEDOMBRESKY, Rickyxsan, Wavedash, and many more.

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Friday, 23 March

 

Corona Electric Beach Road To “EDC LV”   /  Shore Club

With the tagline of where the “Beats meet the beach,” the Corona Electric Beach is an unmissable event, no matter where it lay host. Featuring world-renowned DJs and traveling across the US and partnering with festival pioneers, Corona Electric Beach promises an exuberant event each and every time. The Miami Music Week installment brings Chris Lake, Mija, Will Clarke, Walker & Royce, Sharps, Dillon Nathaniel, Doc Brown, and more to the luxurious playground known as the Shore Club.

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Seth Troxler, Damian Lazarus, Jackmaster and Jasper James / Basement Miami

The four legendary DJs are set to take over The Basement Miami on Friday from 11pm to 5am. Produced in part by the Gia Sai Agency, the event will play host to some of the most inventive sounds in techno, breaks, jungle, house and disco the week has to offer. It’s unclear as to whether back-to-back sets will take place, but one can only hope to expect them.

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Dirtybird Players / Space Terrace

Claude VonStroke leads his Dirtybird crew on Miami’s storied Space Nightclub terrace and in the club’s techno loft for an evening of moving, grooving and shaking. Dirtybird Players such as Billy Kenny, Ardalan, Walker & Royce and Will Clarke will be setting the tone for the evening, and a few special guests have yet to be announced.

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Saturday, 24 March

 

Adam Beyer x Cirez D /  Soho Studios

In what promises to be the week’s most mesmerizing event, Adam Beyer and Cirez D are joining forces for one night in Miami’s Soho Studios. The Drumcode founder and Eric Prydz alias will perform in back-to-back fashion in the 32,000+ square foot venue. Known for their stellar productions, LinkMiamiRebels’ coalescence of two iconic forces makes for a truly unmissable evening in South Beach.

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Diskolab Presents No Sugar Added /  1 Hotel South Beach

2018 brings No Sugar Added’s biggest lineup of all time, boasting the likes of Hexagon head Don Diablo, the dynamic duo Dada LifeLost FrequenciesSam Feldt, Autograf, and more. As the Diskolab event moves to a single stage amid the luxury setting of the 1 Hotel this year, NSA promises to be one of dance fans’ favorite all-day affairs this MMW.

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 Confession Miami / Treehouse

Tchami’s descent into Miami is certain to leave dance floors drenched in sweat as the French house pioneer and Confession label founder is being joined in good company. Cazztek, Dombresky, Brohug, Dillon Nathaniel and a few special guests will play host to one of the week’s most anticipated events.

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Chuckie Exclusive Hip Hop Set – Benefitting Fuck Cancer  /  Rockwell Miami

Known for his dirty dutch style, sensational trap original “Warrior,” and perhaps most importantly, for his selfless candor,  Amsterdam producer Chuckie returns to Miami Music Week with his annual Fuck Cancer set. This year’s installment promises exclusive hip hop and special guests with all proceeds at the door going to the Fuck Cancer charity. Chuckie’s bringing the party to Miami for a good cause, what’s not to like?

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Elrow Miami / El Miami: Nomads, Nuevo Mundo

“Together we make magic happen.” That is the ethos by which Spanish production company Elrow run their events. Elrow has gradually began to enter the US festival sphere, but their events in the US are few and far between, making their hosted event in Miami that much more special. With a lineup still to be announced, the event holds an air of mystery, but those attending Miami Music Week can expect expect expansive production and vibrant costumes, at the very least.

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Sunday, 25 March

 

Anjunabeach Miami / 1 Hotel South Beach
Anjunabeats will play host to Miami’s premier trance event at the 1 Hotel Beach in South Beach. With such artists as Alpha 9, Genix, Jason Ross, Jaytech and many more, the exposé into trance is certain to be one of the week’s best beachside events.

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Repopulate Mars – Miami 2018  / Gramps Bar

On Sunday, March 25th, Lee Foss will open a wormhole in time and space to Repopulate Mars from Gramps Miami in Wynwood from 2pm-2am…Alien jams from the future at a beach party on Mars will have punk funk kids shedding clothes, aliens shedding skin and cyborgs getting down.” –Repopulate Mars

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Carl Cox Presents: His Disco, Funk & Soul Event  / Basement Miami

The storied Carl Cox closes out Bincomparablemparalble six-day MMW lineup in what promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s installment. Presenting his disco, funk, AND soul, Cox will be in top form, and those who miss it will surely be sorry they did.

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Featured Photo Credit: Darryl Adelaar

 

 

Epizode Festival presents HYTE stage artists including Chris Liebing, Richie Hawtin and more

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The Berlin-based global event brand HYTE continues to solidify its standing as a global entertainment powerhouse. After establishing a weekly residency at the world-renowned Amnesia in Ibiza, they’ve now announced a special stage takeover at this year’s second annual Epizode festival.

Taking shape on the Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam from December 31 to January 10, HYTE is set to take over the tantalizing techno titan-filled lineup on the festival’s main stage. For three days of the festival — January 5, 7, and 9 — HYTE will present techno and house heavyweights like Loco Dice, Chris Liebing, Minus label boss Richie Hawtin, Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann, Pan-Pot and more. Nicole Moudaber, Peggy Gou, wAFF, Nic Fanciulli, Mathew Jonson, Yaya, Bambounou, and Roustam are among other impressive acts.

HYTE’s new editions round out the already amazing line up for Vietnam’s tranquil promising, which had previously included headliners such as Carl Cox, Dixon, Âme, Guti, Dubfire, and Luciano.

Surely, Epizode festival offers its attendees the opportunity for an immersive festival experience, but it’s brands like HYTE that help solidify curatorial attention to detail that will likely live on in the memories of techno and house aficionados alike for years to come.

 

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Epizode takes place from December 31 to January 10, tickets are available here.

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HYTE Berlin announces monumental NYE lineup featuring Nina Kraviz, Tale of Us, Chris Liebing, & Adam Beyer

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Berlin is it. Despite the German capital being declared “over” by a formidable list of media outlets, or its hipness described as “aggressively manufactured,” there’s no denying the city has maintained itself as a dance music enthusiast’s dream destination.

Solidifying this notion is HYTE, an underground dance brand that brings a healthy heaping of the underground and world-renowned artistry together for a one-of-a-kind 24-hour rave. Famous for their season long parties at Amnesia in Ibiza, HYTE knows the necessary ingredients for serving up a saucy slew of artists in a breath-taking rave playground.

In their fourth year, HYTE is bringing a new kind of New Year’s Eve party to the German capital. Boasting an impressive first phase announcement, their immersive lineup of house and techno heavy weights includes the likes of Nina Kraviz, Ricardo Villalobos, Tale of Us, Loco Dice, Chris Liebing, Adam Beyer and Pan-Pot.

This year’s New Year’s Eve event will take place at a unique venue dubbed “Funkhaus Berlin,” that consists of various buildings and a monstrous warehouse called “Shedhalle” with a raw, stripped back feel. Further stages will channel the vintage charm of the ’60’s and ’70’s, shaping an event that’s sure to be unlike any other.

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HYTE Berlin NYE takes place Sunday, Dec. 31 at Funkhaus Berlin. 

Lineup:
Adam Beyer, Chris Liebing, Loco Dice, Nina Kraviz, Pan-Pot, Ricardo Villalobos, Tale of Us

Many more artists will be announced soon, for more information visit HYTE’s website here.

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Listen to the Beat of the Ball Drop With These NYE Parties in NYC

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Whether you’re in the mood for Nicole Moudaber or Marcell Dettmann, don’t miss these parties in NYC this New Year’s!

Meet KM Productions: New York’s cutting-edge lighting, sound and visual company

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Over Halloween weekend, KM Productions produced several of New York City’s biggest, most ornate dance events. After attending Above and Beyond’s Pier of Fear show, we went behind the scenes with company founder Kevin Mignone to discuss exactly what the making of the Pier of Fear and other massive electronic music events entails.

With one of the biggest nightlife scenes in the world and most diverse venue selections the country, it comes to no surprise that New York City had multiple high-profile electronic music events during Halloween weekend. Above and Beyond’s Pier of Fear at Pier 94, HYTE NYC Halloween at 53rd Street Warehouse featuring the likes of Loco Dice and Derrick Carter, and Hi-Lo-Ween with Oliver Heldens at BKWRHS were three much-talked-about events in New York City and Brooklyn over the holiday weekend, and New York-based KM Productions was behind all of them. The production company provided lighting, sound, video walls, staging, and truss structures for a total of five shows at the three venues, pulling off an impressive amount of work within a short period of time.

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Kevin Mignone started KM Productions 18 years ago at the ripe age of 13: “I started out just wanting to have really good sound for my band and it kind of snowballed from there by picking up a few key customers that wanted the whole old school thing.” Starting in the electronic music industry with producing a show at the Roxy for DJ/producer Jonathan Peters, Kevin and his team now regularly handle the production for EDM shows around the city – many of which happen within the same time period – as well as full scale festivals like EDC New York and Governor’s Ball.

From speaking with Kevin, it quickly became apparent that the making of a successful electronic music event is no small feat. Involving much more than the headliner playing a great set, KM’s immersive events require several months of strategizing and preparation. For this year’s Pier of Fear, which featured Anjunabeats artists Yotto, GRUM, Jason Russ, and headliner Above and Beyond, the design planning and development started in April 2016:

“Obviously [Above and Beyond] these guys have played arenas, so we hit the opportunity at that point to scale with whatever the headliner’s touring rider is to shape and scale of the pier, and then develop a design based on their wishes that fits and works within the space.”

At the onset of design conception, determining the specific production elements of a show – including video, light, and sound – is a unique balancing act for KM. Kevin explained that shaping the overall design of an event is a combination of appealing to the needs of the artist, the venue, and every member of the audience: “We want to ensure their artistic presentation of their music goes well with what they’re accustomed to and make it fit the size of the show. We have to fill a lot of attendees with interest.”

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While design strategy starts several months before a show, Kevin explained that plan modifications continue until just weeks before an event in order to ensure that both the client and all artists are satisfied:

“We do 3D drawings and renderings and things that can help the artists and our client see what it is our plan will look like and the finished product of it, and then for the two to three weeks leading up to it there’s lots of changes. There’re little additions to light fixtures and truss placements and stage decking plans.”

Even after months of intense preparation, operating within a short timeframe remains one of KM’s biggest challenges with electronic music events, making the few days leading up to a show some of the most pressing for the team. Adding to the time crunch associated with this year’s Pier of Fear, Mignone and his team had two instead of the usual three days to unload and set up Pier 94. To ensure everything was done in time, the KM team completed a substantial amount of pre-event “shop prep”:

“Every single solitary light fixture that you saw there on Friday night was completely set up, styled, and addressed and hung on the truss in our shop. And what’s on that truss…comes in with all of the lighting equipment prebuilt on it, hung into chain motors on the ceiling and the show is ready to go. So we put in two or three weeks in advance of shop time to make that show look as good as it does with only two days of loading.”

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Another issue specific to Pier 94 in years past had been the venue’s inefficient sound system. The majority of sound would spiral down the alley of the pier and out of the venue, leading to noise complaints from Pier 94’s neighbors. Mignone himself dedicated months of research and measurement to solve this problem and come up with a solution to guarantee the venue’s parties continue for as long as they are supposed to without a hitch:

“It was tasked to me by my client to find a sound system that could keep at the proper volumes and entertain the crowd, but not create the noise pollution in the general area around the pier. There are no speakers around the front of the stage. All of the sound comes from the sides of the room and focuses the energy down the center of the room from the left and right. The system is in design to eventually put all the sound out of phase by the time it gets outside of the venue.”

After months of hard work, strategizing, and problem solving, Pier 94’s Anjunabeats-filled Halloween extravaganza finally arrived. Throughout the event, an audio engineer, a lighting designer, a master electrician, a video head, a stage manager, and other members of both the KM and artist teams orchestrated the production of the show in real time.

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As none of the effects the audience saw during the show were pre-cued, it wasn’t just the large number of KM team members working during the event that helped make the experience so entrancing, but the deep understanding their lighting designer had of the stylistic traits of the artists. Throughout the night’s sets, this was clearly revealed as the lighting effects and video sequencing perfectly coincided with the sonic elements of each artist:

“In the case of our [lighting director] LD … he has a very familiar knowledge of the music so he is able to play to their set, and more wide than that kind of understanding and anticipating what’s coming, using colors to accentuate different notes and tones in music. So brighter songs and brighter vibrant-themed music creates more vibrancy in light and richer colors, whereas when you have that dark beat-type sound he’ll enrich the purples and the blues and the reds.”

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Ensuring a strong artist-audience connection is a key component of KM’s overarching production strategy, and with Above and Beyond as the headliner, this year’s Pier of Fear really put said component to the test. The UK trance trio is known for the intense emotional connection they establish with fans and audience members through not only their music, but also the emotional videography they incorporate. With this in consideration, Kevin and his team did everything in their power from a production standpoint to ensure artist-audience engagement was at an all-time high for the performance:

“We take their plan and redesign it to fit the space. Understanding what it is their performance takes to translate well to the audience is a big piece of us coming up with the design to put into the venue, and its conversations with artists in advance of what do you do with the wall, what do you do with the lights, what’s the purpose of these to your set. And then we take that, interpret it, and build it into our design.”

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KM’s commitment to respecting artistic vision could also be seen during the HYTE shows. Designing 53rd Street Warehouse in New York for a slew of European-inspired techno mavens, Kevin and his team did away with over-the-top video screens and instead created a low resolution LED backdrop which produced intense color output. In explaining his reasoning behind this approach, Kevin said:

“HYTE was a large understanding of what not only their music meant but how much the party meant to them, and it was very important to them to have something that translated their European style of music and ensured that the party looked that way and felt that way to all of its guests.”

While KM Productions produces diverse events for varying artists within the electronic music industry, one aspect of the team’s work does stay consistent – Kevin and his crew carry out each project with the same underlying goals in mind:

“Our main focus is to continually push the limits and stay a cut above the rest, and with doing that we always want to deliver a superior product to not only to our clients but to every single person who attends that show.”

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With their big Halloween weekend recently completed, KM Productions is now looking ahead to New Year’s Eve. Bracing for yet another hectic weekend, the team is already in the design phase of Pier 94’s five NYE shows as well as two big events at Brooklyn warehouses. That said, the next time an intricately-produced, large-scale electronic music event transpires in New York City, there’s a good chance Kevin and his team could be the masterminds behind the scenes making it happen.