Emerging crossover festival brand Lost Lake has reportedly been cancelled ahead of the event’s second annual installment. The multi-day festival, still in its infancy, came by way of powerhouse event promoter Superfly — the organizing body behind massively successful event properties like Outside Lands and Bonnaroo. Dancing Astronaut has reached out to Lost Lake representatives for comment, though at the time of publication, no response has been received.
Superfly is expected to release an official statement on festival’s cancellation, though the cause behind shuttering Lost Lake is likely due to poor ticket sales following last year’s impressive reported turnout of over 45,000 attendees. The inaugural installment brought a well-rounded blend of talent including Chance The Rapper, ODESZA, and Major Lazer to the Valley of the Sun. While this year’s edition is no longer taking place, hopefully Superfly still plans to continue breaking into Phoenix’s largely untapped festival market in the future.
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Major Lazer cemented themselves as the deliverers of chart-topping summer tracks with their 2015 track “Lean On,” which recently hit its 1 billionth stream on Spotify. On their latest, they’ve teamed up with UK group Rudimentalto deliver another summer heater, titled “Let Me Live.” Both parties have proved themselves collaborators extraordinaire — with Major Lazer working with every artist from Ariana Grande to Travis Scott to Ellie Goulding, and Rudimental with Ed Sheeran and Macklemore — and “Let Me Live” continues that legacy.
Enlisting vocals from Anne-Marie, an artist Rudimental helped launch into now full-on pop stardom, as well as Nigerian singer-songwriter Mr. Eazi, “Let Me Live” is a reggae-pop crossover track that isn’t trying to impress for radio play, but might accomplish just that with its laid-back demeanor. Also featuring vocals from the iconic South African band Ladysmith Black Mambazo, “Let Me Live” is world music on a true global stage.
We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: Random White Dude Be Everywhere.
Diplo has been on an absolute tear lately. In the last two weeks, he’s dropped a radio-ready party cut with Lil Pump for Deadpool 2, he’s debuted an already highly acclaimed disco project dubbed Silk City with Mark Ronson, delivered a summer time jam with frequent collaborator MØ, oh… and scored the World Cup’s 2018 anthem with a comeback-primed Will Smith. But Diplo’s month-long flexing spree wouldn’t be complete without a Major Lazer giveaway, so now the trio have come through with a boisterous dancehall remix that’s perfect for Memorial Day Weekend poolside playlists.
Taking on Jus Now, Dismantle, and Busy Signal’s “Fire (Spotie)” anchored around he horn breakdown of OutKast’s seminal “SpottieOttieDopaliscious,” Major Lazer inject the uninhibited dancehall belter with an additional burst of dance floor appeal and a wild modified jungle break. The original tune, which came by way of Trinidad-meets-UK duo Jus Now and Busy Signal, who famously lended vocals to Major Lazer’s groundbreaking “Watch Out For This,” is now getting a full circle remix from Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire, as the Mad Decent helmer just continues to be the summer’s gift that keeps on giving.
New Major Lazer means one thing and one thing only – it must be festival season. The fan favorite Diplo side project has once again come together to ramp up the energy of main stages all over the world in a new dancehall remix that will blow you away. This time the trio has taken
Diplo’s Major Lazer production crew released the guest-heavy surprise EP Know No Better last year. Since then, they’ve put out a couple of one-off singles: “Go Dung,” featuring Trinidadian soca group Kes, and “Miss You,” a collaboration with Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat and Toronto sing-rapper Tory Lanez. And now they’re back with … More »
“Tip pon” that repeat button, for new Major Lazer has arrived.
The trio imbues this week’s New mMusic Friday” with saucy island attitude in the form of “Tip Pon It,” Major Lazer’s latest, and notably, the group’s first collaboration with “Temperature” hit maker, Sean Paul. Paul’s inimitable vocals takes center sonic stage, supported by a thumping, moombahton flavored background beat, and climbing rhythmic rises that demand the occasional shake of the hips, at the very least.
It’s doubtful that anyone will be surprised if the song becomes a festival set favorite this season.
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.
Last month, the adventurous Swedish producer Cashmere Cat teamed up with Diplo’s Major Lazer crew and Toronto sing-rapper Tory Lanez for the quicksilver collaborative single “Miss You.” Today, they’ve shared the new “Miss You” video, in which Cashmere Cat, Diplo, and Lanez take over a zamboni and hang out on the ice while figure … More »
King Henry, the co-producer behind Justin Bieber, MØ & Major Lazer’s “Cold Water” and Major Lazer and Nicki Minaj’s “Run Up,” has called out Zedd for his latest single “The Middle.” King Henry tweeted out that Zedd was really out here “putting out the same song twice lol. Really pushing boundaries out here.” zedd really
Notorious for churning out unexpected collaborations of the globally influenced variety, critically acclaimed trio Major Lazer flips French rap sensation MHD’s “AFRO TRAP Part.7 (La Puissance).” Translating to “The Power,” the track oozes confidence and raw energy. Major Lazer puts an Afrobeat spin on the original, which is part of a popular video series that has reached viral streaming numbers on YouTube. Additionally, the new remix soundtracks Puma’s latest “Be The One” campaign, visible above. The new rework is the first single of a forthcoming remix pack, which is under wraps until February release.