Tomorrowland releases second wave of artists, featuring Martin Garrix, CamelPhat, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano + more

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Tomorrowland releases second wave of artists, featuring Martin Garrix, CamelPhat, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano + moreDimitri Vegas Like Mike Tomorrowland 2018 EP

Less than a day after releasing their first wave of artists, Tomorrowland has released its second wave of artists for the 2019 iteration of the powerhouse festival. The Tomorrowland organizers are planning on releasing sporadic waves of artists throughout the week, so for those who are either attending or considering attending the event, the festival’s social channels are the best way to keep up with the various artist drops throughout the week.

As usual, the festival retains its usual mystique, captioning their second artist wave on Instagram with, “Welcome to these wonderful artists, ready to guide you through a magnificent new tale: The Book of Wisdom – The Return.” The next wave of artists include AAA acts including Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, and more. The first wave included acts such as The Chainsmokers, Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, and more.

Tomorrowland Second Wave

  • Aly & Fila
  • Armand Van Helden
  • CamelPhat
  • Claptone
  • Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
  • Flux Pavilion
  • Lost Frequencies
  • Martin Garrix
  • Nervo
  • Oscar and the Wolf
  • Radical Redemption
  • Robin Schulz
  • Solomun
  • Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
  • Tale of Us
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Welcome to these wonderful artists, ready to guide you through a magnificent new tale: The Book of Wisdom – The Return

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10 events not to miss at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event

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10 events not to miss at this year’s Amsterdam Dance EventAde Credit Ma Kneefel

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) kicks off next week, and most by now know the event’s robust scheduling means being inundated with party/lineup decisions and challenges. With countless events featuring even bigger talent, planning the “ideal” weekend in Amsterdam can be tricky. To help guide the way, we’ve curated a few of our favorites to help steer attendees in the right direction. Of course, there’s many more to choose from, but here are our 10 events not to miss.


The Classic Music Company

Honey Dijon / Horse Meat Disco / Luke Solomon / Eli Escobar / Sophie Lloyd / Titia

23:59 – 06:00 / Sugar Factory

It’s the first night at ADE, and there are so many parties it’s hard know where to start. Look no further than Sugar Factory — a mainstay in Amsterdam club culture for the better part of the last decade. Featuring Dot Audio sound, and two rooms (a main, and a more intimate space), Sugar Factory is the first ingredient in the recipe for a great night out. Throw in the lineup for the legendary Luke Solomon’s last night of a recent residency and attendees’ ADE appetizer is complete. Headlining is Honey Dijon, known for an incredibly progressive blend of club-sound brilliance, and Horse Meat Disco, a talented duo riding disco’s wave of resurgence. What better way to kick off a long weekend in Amsterdam?


CUM MY LORD

Boys Noize / Christeene / Curses / Ghost Van Bellen / Joost van Bellen / Paul Neverready

22:00 – 07:00 / SEXYLAND

ADE is warming up and it’s time to get a little freaky for night two. Look no further than Sexyland — a new temporary club concept. The concept is simple: New Owner, Every Day. Every experience at Sexyland will be different. Headlining the night is Boys Noize, German industrial techno wunderkin. Fresh off a variety of new releases throughout the past year including a collaboration with Virgil Abloh, the music is guaranteed to be as banging as the space, art-installations, and crowd. 


Anjunadeep Amsterdam

16 Bit Lolitas / Ben Böhmer [live] / Dom Donnelly / James Grant / Penelope / Yotto

23:00 – 05:00 / Tolhuistuin

Perhaps there’s an affinity for the airier sounds of the house spectrum? Head over to Tolhuistuin, the three-room Amsterdam nightclub right off the water with views, and green spaces to boot. There lies a massive Anjunadeep showcase featuring some of the top deep and progressive house acts. Key acts include Yotto, whose original productions find their way into everyone’s favorite DJ’s sets, and 16 Bit Lolitas. These Amsterdam locals are bound to make for a a huge hometown show.


Thuishaven Friday w/ Life and Death

Axel Boman / DJ Tennis / Gommage / Gerd Janson / Henrik Schwarz / Job Jobse / Leon Vynehall / Red Axes and many more

15:00 – 06:00 / Thuishaven

The weekend is finally here! Head over to Thuishaven for an unforgettable evening in and incredibly unique space. With multiple stages nestled between bars in a hugely industrial scene (think scrapyards and abandoned oil tankers), Life and Death’s ADE showcase awaits. The Italian label brought out all the stops, with huge names littered throughout this lineup. Between Henrik Schwartz, Axel Boman, and DJ Tennis, there’s a sound for all styles and a DJ pushing that sound to its furthest limits.


Audio Obscura x Stephan Bodzin at Scheepvaartmuseum

Luna Semara / Nicolas Masseyeff / Patrice Baumel / Stephan Bodzin

20:00 – 03:00 / Scheepvaartmuseum

This one’s definitely something special. First, the promoter, Audio Obscura, which is known for its legendary events in obscure and unexpected settings. Next, the fascinating architecture of the famous National Maritime Museum in central Amsterdam. Finally, four hours of the incredible talents of Stephan Bodzin, the live-techno genius. Combine those three elements for one of ADE’s most unique events this year. For those looking for somewhere to physically stay put while going on a musical journey — look no further.


Awakenings x Maceo Plex Presents Mosaic

Architectural / Job Jobse / Floating Points / Ben UFO / Maceo Plex / Helena Hauff

22:00 – 08:00 / Gashouder

It would be impossible to have an ADE list without mentioning an event at Gashouder. This techno Mecca features a massive dancefloor, booming sounds, incredible production, and even indoor screaming fireworks. With so many events at this pinnacle space, it can be hard to choose just one, but Maceo Plex’s Mosaic party is guaranteed to be one to remember. Backstopped by the brilliant minds behind Awakenings, Mosaic’s lineup is hugely diverse. While mainstays like Maceo Plex and Floating points are obvious must-sees, don’t sleep on Helena Hauff, one of the princesses of acid and electro. That German sound is bound to get attendees jumping.


Berlin: Watergate x Club Feierei

Adana Twins / Jan Blomqvist / Anja Schneider & La Fleur / Seth Schwarz / Jan Oberlaender / Kiasmos and many more

22:00 – 07:00 / WesterUnie

Speaking of Germany, famous Berlin club, Watergate, is hosting what looks to be an unmissable night. The lineup is full of regular German club residents and additional stars from across Europe. Ears will perk at the idea of an Anja Schneider B2B La Fleur set, which is bound to be entirely epic. Two female label bosses and boundary-pushers together on the same stage. German and Swedish sounds will collide. What more could you ask for?


DGTL x Paradise

Jamie Jones / Dubfire [live] / Derrick May / Maya Jane Coles / Richy Ahmed / Darius Syrossian / Luuk van Dijk and more

22:00 – 07:00 / Scheepsbouwloods

Scheepsbouwloods is described by Resident Advisor as the “ultimate rave location on the NDSM-wharf.” What better way to hit the “ultimate rave location” than with the ultimate rave? DGTL, Amsterdam-based cutting edge dance music event producers, bring Jamie Jones‘ Paradise party to this epic location. And of course, following Jones comes an insane lineup of techno, tech house, and house heavyweights. It doesn’t only feature label boss and tech-house party-vibes legend Jones. It doesn’t only feature Derrick May, one of the Detroit-based pioneers of techno and members of legendary trio, Belleville Three. It doesn’t only feature a rare live Dubfire set, featuring all original production. This lineup features all three of them plus Maya Jane Coles, Richy Ahmed, and countless others. 


Afterlife

Tale Of Us / Solomun / Dixon / Recondite / Mind Against / Adriatique / Mathew Jonson / Kobosil / Shifted / and more

14:00 – 14:00 / Warehouse Elementenstraat

For those looking to avoid party-hopping and seeking a true, nearly endless, immersive experience, look no further than the Afterlife party on Saturday night. Curated by masters Tale of Us, the lineup a deep mix of incredibly diverse minimal and masterful artists. Not only are Tale of Us, Ardiatique, and Mind Against hitting the decks, but there’s a huge variety of live sets in the mix. Mathew Jonson, Recondite, and Agents of Time are all coming out to round out the incredible mix of DJs with their live sets. Additionally, a special Solomun B2B Dixon set is bound to feature a full dance floor surging to dimension bending sounds.


elrow goes to ADE

TBA

23:00 – 06:00 / De Kromhouthal

An elrow party is not to be missed. The legendary Barcelona day club that has taken their event international. Known for its incredible tech-house and dance party sounds, elrow is has made a name for itself with the sheer spectacle of it all. No lineup announced yet? No problem. Attendees can expect everything from confetti blasts to themed dancers in the crowd on stilts to hundreds of inflatable pool toys to throw at friends — and, of course, the dancing chicken. Aside from the spectacle of it, the music at elrow is guaranteed to meet high standards. The theme for this party is Chinese “ROW” year, and time will tell exactly what that entails.

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Diynamic festival barred from license to venue and cancelled due to neighborhood complaints

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Diynamic festival barred from license to venue and cancelled due to neighborhood complaintsElephant Studio Solomun

Cities for the most part aren’t the friendliest when it comes to putting on a dance music event. A mixture of limited space, loud noises, and potential chaos present daunting images to officials. Another force — perhaps the biggest — working against organizing large scale events inside a city’s confines are the residents themselves.

The most recent casualty at the hands of silence-seeking neighbors is Diynamic festival, which was set to take place on September 8 in Morden Park. Solomun was set to headline his label’s first-ever event of this nature, alongside Magdalena, Adriatique, and more. This area isn’t new to protest — Eastern Electric almost met its demise in 2017, but miraculously secured its license despite all circumstances against them. It seems this luck sadly ran out by the time Diynamic came around with its proposal.

Among the onslaught of demands to stop Diynamic from breaking ground at Morden Park, soon-to-be brides played a huge influence in swaying the town council’s opinions on the manner. One bride’s petition garnered 700 signatures after she noted that the “loud house music” in the park would ruin “anyone’s day.” Meanwhile, organizers behind the festivals are calling the shutdown decision, “unfair and unjust.” The battle wears on….

 

H/T: Mixmag

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Boys Noize reveals first release as ELAX, ‘Reaktor’ on Solomun’s Diynamic imprint

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Boys Noize reveals first release as ELAX, ‘Reaktor’ on Solomun’s Diynamic imprintBoys Noize Mayday Lil Internet

Boys Noize is shaking things up a bit, debuting an intriguing new project known as ELAX. Side-stepping his signature brand of warehouse-ready industrial techno, Alex Ridha’s new ELAX moniker bears an immediate resemblance to Boys Noize’s unmistakable production acumen, while leaning in its own, different tech-inspired direction. Furthermore, the project’s first release comes by way of Solomun‘s Diynamic imprint as part of the label’s Four on the Floor collection, as opposed to Ridha’s own venerated Boys Noize Records. On ELAX’s inaugural debut, “Reaktor,” Berlin’s genre-blurring mastermind makes starting from the ground up sound easy — but what else would one expect?

Pulsing synthwork and swinging percussion come together while textured electro rhythms hiss and buzz across the nearly seven-minute stomper. From menacing acid house takes with Dog Blood to lovably bizarre Handbraekes fare, Ridha’s always kept up a healthy repetoire of alternative outlets and ELAX is proving to be an exciting addition to Boys Noize already decorated career.

 

Boys Noize debuts new ELAX alias on Diynamic Music

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Boys Noize debuts new ELAX alias on Diynamic MusicBoys Noize 2018

Boys Noize has spent his career blurring the lines between genres and jumping between a variety of scenes in the world of electronic music. Be it a collaboration with Snoop Dogg, his Dog Blood project with Skrillex, or his mind-bending acid and techno releases, Alex Ridha always finds a way to thrive in his environment. Adding another piece to his vast catalog, Diynamic Music has previewed “Reaktor,” the first track to come from ELAX, Ridha’s newest moniker.

The track pairs lively percussion with Boys Noize’s signature brash, full-bodied synths. Sitting somewhere between Gesaffelstein’s no-nonsense techno and Diynamic Music founder Solomun‘s vibrant production style, ELAX puts forth a new song with strong potential in the European techno scenes. While the full track has not yet been released, we can only imagine what a massive tune this one will turn out to be, what what Boys Noize has in store with his emerging new side project.

Solomun partners with Grand Theft Auto on ‘Customer is King’ music video

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Solomun partners with Grand Theft Auto on ‘Customer is King’ music videoSolomun Erik Voake Coachella B009779

Solomun dropped a landmark release this June, marking his first original solo EP in nearly three years to celebrate his own Diynamic Music’s one hundredth release. With three tracks straight from the underground of dance music, the EP was led by a single, “Customer Is King.” Now, that single is being revived again to mark another milestone.

The music video for “Customer Is King” has been unveiled and while it may be animated, it is the first of its kind. The video has been shot entirely within the game of Grand Theft Auto V, following Solomun’s character as he gets dropped from a remote island in downtown LA. As he goes on a new quest to deliver an unknown package, mayhem of course ensues around him in true GTA style, when in the end, we see that his track’s title is the true end game of it all.

The collaboration between GTA creators Rockstar Games and Solomun is the first of its kind, with this video being the first-ever to be developed within a video game’s landscape. It is for an occasion, though, with the launch a new nightclub-themed add on to Grand Theft Auto Online: After Hours starting on July 31.

Stream sets from day two of Tomorrowland 2018 from Axwell, Armind Van Buuren and more

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Stream sets from day two of Tomorrowland 2018 from Axwell, Armind Van Buuren and moreTomorrowland Castle

Arguably the year’s most coveted dance music festival is currently underway in Belgium, bringing EDM’s finest to the first weekend of Tomorrowland. Ravers come from all over the world, and even more tune in to enjoy the festival’s programming remotely. Now, with day two of Tomorrowland in the books, one of the top highlights for at-home fans has been the plethora of live streams offered by the festival. Check out some of Saturday’s top sets from Armin van Buuren, Axwell, Yellow Claw, and more.

Yellow Claw:

Solomun:

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike:

Armin Van Buuren:

Axwell:

Alesso:

Adriatique:

Tchami x Malaa:

Matisse & Sadko:

Brooks:

 

The Black Madonna knocks out cop in brand new ‘Grand Theft Auto’ trailer

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The Black Madonna knocks out cop in brand new ‘Grand Theft Auto’ trailerBlack Madonna SS17 Thursday SOLOVOV 7645

Although it was released nearly five years ago, Grand Theft Auto V keeps finding ways to make their game exciting and relevant via additions to the game’s to online play. In GTA‘s newest expansion, GTA Online: After Hours, Rockstar Games revives an old fan-favorite character, Tony Prince, the exuberant nightclub owner from Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony. In the trailer, the game’s newest digital resident, The Black Madonna, seems to be adopting to GTA life quite well, delivering a sweet sucker punch to a police officer who was probably just trying to shut down a rave. Either way, if The Black Madonna is laying down a hay maker, whoever is on the receiving end probably had it coming.

Bringing the gameplay back into Tony’s nightclubs, the update allows players to operate and develop the city’s hottest dance music locations, as well as a massive criminal enterprise. Grand Theft Auto V, a game already known for it’s stellar soundtrack featuring the likes of Flying Lotus and Tyler the Creator, brings in dance music icons like Solomun, Dixon, and Tale of Us. The GTA Online: After Hours expansion will be available to players online around the world on July 24.

Solomun issues apology after playing track with sample of Islamic call to prayer

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Solomun issues apology after playing track with sample of Islamic call to prayerSolomun Press Photo 2 WEB

Diynamic label boss Solomun has publicly apologized for a track misstep during his July 7 Kappa Futur Festival set in Turin, Italy.

Taking to Facebook to address what he’s called his “big mistake,” the globetrotting DJ claimed he was unaware he’d played a demo that contained a sample of the Islamic Call to prayer, though recognized that “something was off” during the set.

“First and foremost I would like to apologize to all Muslims around the globe for playing a track at Saturday’s Kappa Futur Festival, which contains a vocal sample of the Islamic Call to Prayer. A big thank you to those pointed out to me that I unknowingly had just made such a big mistake,” he wrote on Facebook.

“Now that I was made aware of the impact of this, I want to ask for your forgiveness: With all my heart I want to apologize for hurting religious feelings. As I am a religious person myself, nothing could be further from my intentions. I am deeply ashamed that this has happened…. Music is there to connect people, and this is what it has always been for me… I am devastated and full of sorrow that I did not achieve this last Saturday.”

Last year, a Tunisian club was asked to close its doors after the UK techno DJ Dax J played a similar track with a sample of the Islamic Call to Prayer. Just this summer, Beirut’s Gärten nightclub was closed temporarily by authorities after Acid Pauli played a track that sampled verses from the Quran.

Grand Theft Auto V Online Adds Dixon, Black Madonna, Solomun, & Tale Of Us In New Night Clubs Update

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The nightlife scene in Los Santos is getting a major upgrade. Grand Theft Auto V is introducing night clubs to their online portion of GTA V, and Dixon, Black Madonna, Solomun, & Tale Of Us will officially be in the game, and DJ’ing at the clubs. It was announced today on Rockstar Newswire along with a teaser video

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