Tomorrowland organizers strike a particularly sweet chord among underground enthusiasts with their announcement of the Belgium-based event’s 2019 stage hosts.
The techno-friendly roster sees a number of industrial visionaries assume curative stage responsibilities. Charlotte de Witte, for one, will resume her KNTXT tour at Tomorrowland 2019. De Witte originally debuted her KNTXT showcase back in 2015 at Belgian nightclub, Fuse, and later revived KNTXT for some select shows in the spring of 2018.
Indeed, Tomorrowland hit the techno trifecta this year, with the return of Adam Beyer‘s Drumcode Stage, Jamie Jones‘s Paradise Stage, and Sven Väth’s Cocoon Stage. Nina Kraviz will also head her very own Tomorrowland stage, to further solidify Tomorrowland 2019 as a veritable techno haven. House music fans, fret not, for Tomorrowland also caters to house heads, namely through a Dirtybird stage and the reprise of Claptone‘s traveling party series, The Masquerade. In that vein, Barong Family, Robin Schulz & Friends, and Anjunabeats account for just a fraction of the additional stage hosts slated to grace Tomorrowland’s 2019 iteration.
As in the festival’s previous years of production, Tomorrowland will span two consecutive weekends in July. Tomorrowland’s opening weekend will run Jul 19-21. The second and final weekend of the electronic affair will span Jul 26-28.
Wynn Nightlife is primed to cater to house and techno enthusiasts in its introduction of Art of the Wild. A three-day run of day-to-night parties, Art of the Wild will bill acts from renowned event brands elrow, Circoloco, Rumors, and Paradise.
Wynn-owned Vegas hotspots, Encore Beach Club and XS will welcome Claptone, Chris Liebing, Lauren Lane, Nicole Moudaber, Black Coffee b2b Virgil Abloh, and more for Art of the Wild’s inaugural edition. The one-of-a-kind soiree will take over Wynn’s Sin City holdings from October 5-7, providing an anomalous underground experience in the heart of Las Vegas. Those interested in attending Art of the Wild’s debut can purchase tickets, here.
Genres collide in the new track from Nicky Romero, Deniz Koyu, and Walk of the Earth called “Paradise”. This track features Walk of the Earth’s vocals and Romero’s and Koyu’s melodies and instrumentals. “Paradise” brings us to a perfect world where we are happy and dancing our worries away on a Saturday night. The lead
Framework, one of Los Angeles’ ringleaders in underground electronic music, announced its 2018 Coachella programming. Over the years, Framework has proven a forward-thinking outfit in the music booking business and brought its unique curatorial prowess to the forefront, soundtracking the Desert’s biggest weekend with some of house and techno’s most sought after names.
Now, on the festival’s first weekend, starting Friday, April 13, Framework will bring Rhonda INTL back to the Desert for a rare back-to-back set with the Hot Creations boss Jamie Jones and the Afropolitan house giant Black Coffee.
Then, attendees will be transported to an ethereal evening of techno on Saturday, April 14 with ELLUM founder Maceo Plex.
Those that seek all-night jaunts on the Polo Fields need look no further than Framework’s booking. Soundtracked by house and techno’s best, Framework will surely prove to be the key to Coachella’s underground.
Dutch duo DubVision know their way around the block, having been one of Netherland’s staple big room acts for the past decade and one of the spearheading acts during the Dutch big room invasion in 2012-13. Although the EDM scene has undergone some massive changes, the duo has successfully altered and evolved their sound—managing to stay in the limelight in the process.
Their latest track, “Paradise” exemplifies how far the duo’s sound and the progressive house genre have come. Gone are the rolling chord progressions from their tracks of yesteryear, replaced instead with pitch warped vocal and piano samples, aided by their timeless drum samples and big, airy synths.
“We spend some of our in between gig days in and around Miami,” said the duo of the track. “Everybody knows this place because of MMW and Ultra. Its super hectic then, but Miami is actually very chill and super tropical and relaxing later in the season.”
“We stayed there for a couple of days, swam with sharks, kitesurfed, ate cuban food and drank the most tropical cocktails you can imagine just walking around in flip flops and listening to the ocean. We stayed there in our own little paradise. That was when we came up with the melody one night. It was only logical to name this track ‘Paradise’”
“Paradise” is more than just a regular track, it is a statement that DubVision are truly all in on the new era of EDM.
With his latest track “Paradise,” Grammy-nominated British singer, songwriter, and producer MNEK has exhibited an impressive amount of versatility and artistry. “Paradise” is an infectious track that blends elements of R&B and future bass into a thought provoking and lyrically daring concoction. The track also features the iconic guitar riff from Ultra Nate’s iconic 1997 dance smash “Free.”
“Paradise” evokes visions of running away from the hectic and sometimes depressing nature of today’s society in order to find peace, solace, and catharsis. MNEK exhibits his prowess as a triple threat by providing scintillating vocals, stirring lyrics, and a sexy beat which features an ominous throbbing bassline that pulls the whole tune together.
The track’s gripping chorus inspires a sense of escape as MNEK’s heartbreaking falsetto takes center stage. “Paradise”, definitely embodies a sense of helplessness and cynicism that many of us feel at the moment. However, it is also a song about hope and the power of positive mindset. The hauntingly inspiring lyrics “Paradise is in the mind” speak to MNEK’s overall message. The 22-year-old also explains the musical inspiration for his latest track, saying:
“Around the time I wrote ‘Paradise’, so much dance music was coming out and doing well with literally any 90s R&B song as the main topline, of the whole song. It really bothered me!” he explains. “So, I decided to sample a dance song for an R&B track. I’ve always loved ‘Free’ by Ultra Nate, so it was such an honour to have the blessing of the writers of the song to sample it for ‘Paradise’.”