Into The Valley Changes Location and Launches Six Festivals Around The World

Rummu Quarry

The Dalhalla quarry, home of Into The Valley, has undoubtedly become one of the most unique festival destinations since it began hosting the event two years ago.

But now festival organizers are deciding to move location in an effort to keep the event “exciting and unexpected.” The 2015 and 2016 editions hosted the who’s who of underground techno and house music, and while the overall sound for the upcoming destination is set to remain the same, the setting isn’t. Or at least not completely.

In fact, organizers have announced that it will be another quarry to host 2017’s edition of Into The Valley. This time, the festival will take place at the Rummu quarry outside of Estonia’s capital of Tallinn, a destination that also comes with striking blue waters, beautiful green surroundings but also a former prison.

Scheduled for June 29-July 1st of next year, Into The Valley will be one of six such festivals taking place across the globe. Sweden will once again be the home of a similarly themed event, except this time it will be titled Into The Factory and hosted from August 10th to 12th at the Stora Vika industrial park roughly 42 miles outside of Stockholm.

Castle Good hope

January 2018 will see the first Into The Castle, with organizers throwing a two-day affair at South Africa’s The Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town, the oldest maintained building in the country and one that is reportedly haunted by the ghost of a former guard who committed suicide within its walls.

It doesn’t look like an North American stops will take place. Although the remaining three locations and dates are still unknown, founder Mattias Hedlund did tell Resident Advisor that they are “tentatively planned to be implemented in Southern Europe, Asia and South America”.

H/T: Resident Advisor

Maceo Plex Will Perform Special ADE Set At Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum

Maceo Plex Rijksmuseum

Rembrandt, Vermeer, Vincent van Gogh and… Maceo Plex. For one night only, the Barcelona-based producer and DJ will be joining some of the greatest painters and sculptors in history when he performs atAmsterdam’s Rijksmuseum.

Set to take place next week on the 21st of October, this will be the first event of its kind for Rijksmuseum, who has previously never collaborated with an electronic music artist in its long rich history. The high-profile ADE gig will take place at the museum’s bike passage, matching the venue’s vision of elaborating new exciting ways to allow visitors to experience the art contained within its walls.

Rijksmuseum is famous world over as being the home of some of the greatest works of art from the Dutch Golden Age, but also boasts an important and large collection of music instruments as well as various paintings depicting scenes of music. Testament to that, is the fact that Eric Estornel, known to his fans as Maceo Plex, visited the museum personally where he listened to unique recordings from its collection of classical instruments as a source of inspiration.

Although the event is free of charge, groups of 2-4 will need to register before the 12am deadline of October 18th.

21 October | Audio Obscura pres. Maceo Plex x Rijksmuseum | Register | Rijksmuseum Bike Passage 7-11pm.

ADE 2016: 10 Parties You Shouldn’t Miss

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In just over two weeks Amsterdam will be invaded 375.000 music fans traveling from around the globe to attend ADE.

With over 2,200 artists playing at an astounding 140 participating venues, we can understand why it may be hard to pick which events you should attend. Having the full ADE pass helps, allowing you to event-hop and in some way diminish any FOMO you otherwise suffer from on days and nights where conflicts abound.

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Otherwordly Photos of Burning Man Courtesy of Victor Habchy

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The temporary world of Burning Man is nothing short of spectacular on the eye. Impressively unique, impactful and interactive, the artwork at the annual gathering in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert becomes the subject of dreamlike photography at the hands of amateur and professional photographers alike.

One such professional is self-taught Victor Habchy, who has been attending the festival these last few years, capturing the scenes before his eyes in ways only he can. The outcome is beyond dazzling, a series of photographs that immortalize ethereal scenes worthy of the most advanced Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster.

Ensure you connect with French colorblind photographer and videographer Habchy via his Official Website and Facebook Page to stay up to date with his art.

Burning Man - Victor Habchy

 

Burning Man - Victor Habchy

 

Burning Man - Victor Habchy

 

Burning Man - Victor Habchy

 

Burning Man - Victor Habchy

 

Burning Man - Victor Habchy

 

Burning Man - Victor Habchy

 

Burning Man - Victor Habchy

 

Burning Man - Victor Habchy

CRSSD Announces Groundwater, New San Diego Festival ft. Disclosure, Dusky & Damian Lazarus

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A new festival will be taking place in San Diego this coming fall courtesy of FNGRS CRSSD, the promoters behind the now hugely successful bi-annual CRSSD Festival.

The two-day event is called Groundwater and will take place on October 29th and 30th at the city’s downtown Petco Park. The event will be very similar to CRSSD, with day and after-parties to be announced, a strict 21+ crowd and a lineup that focuses on the more underground sounds of electronic music.

The bill for the inaugural Groundwater festival includes a DJ set by British UK garage duo Disclosure, house masters Dusky, the globe-trotting Damian Lazarus, Dirtybird sounds from Justin Martin and Hannah Wants, as well as Lane 8, Break and more. Check out the full list of artists below.

Tickets and further information will be released soon. Like Groundwater’s Official FB page to stay up to date with announcements.

Groundwater CRSSD

Electric Island Toronto Concludes 2016 Season with a 2 Day Showcase

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Torontos’ electronic music picnic and concert series, Electric Island, is set to conclude this Labor Day weekend.  For the first time since its 2013 inception, Electric Island will be spread across two days on Sept. 4th and 5th. The closing weekend will feature an array of acts from the likes of Dixon, Âme (LIVE), Get Real (Green Velvet b2b Claude Von Stroke), Loco Dice, Fatima Yamaha, Nicole Moudaber, Bicep, Guy J, and Justin Martin blending across a series of House and Techno with a splash of Electronic Pop to keep attendees on their toes.

Following the massive success from The Civic Holiday weekend in early August that drew well over 6,000 music lovers and making it one of the most memorable series to date. It is safe to say that the momentum will only carry forward into this weekend as local and international festival-goers will come to celebrate the rise of Toronto’s House & Techno scene, much thanks to the organizer’s relentless effort to push forward on this vision and making the city a bucket list destination for music travelers from around the world for many years to come.

Toronto is a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic CN Tower. The city also has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen’s Park to 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports facilities and zoo. Toronto is also known for their great local dining options and outdoor/indoor farmer’s market style such as the St. Lawrence Market. You can be sure we’ll be arriving there a few days early to soak up the city vibe before making our way to Queen’s Quay for the closing weekend of Electric Island 2016.

For tickets, travel info, and more please visit the official Electric Island website.

Official Line up by day

September 4th Line Up: Day 1
Get Real: Green Velvet & Claude VonStroke
Nicole Moudaber
Justin Martin
Bicep
Alberto Jossue / Members Only

September 5th Line Up: Day 2
Loco Dice
Dixon
Ame [Live]
Fatima Yamaha [Live]
Jamie Kidd / Simon Jain / Night Vision

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SXM Festival Returns in 2017

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SXM Festival has now revealed the dates for its 2017 return to the idyllic shores of Saint Martin. Music fans will be flocking to the beaches of the beautiful Caribbean island on March 15-19 for yet another tech-heavy lineup of international talent.

Following an eventful inaugural edition this past March that hosted two and half thousand festival-goers, SXM Festival plans to return with an even bigger and better lineup, as well as more parties on beaches, jungles, rooftops, villas and the best venues on the island.

SXM Festival organizer Julian Prince has vowed to keep pushing quality over quantity, aiming to provide a a fine-tuned and well-curated festival experience in one of the most unique festival locations in the world. We are waiting for the 2017 line-up annoucement but here was last years stacked roster Apollonia, Audiofly, M.A.N.D.Y., Maher Daniel, Blond:ishMia Lucci, Thugfucker, Bedouin, DJ Tennis, AdriatiqueH.O.S.H., Ryan Crosson, Maceo Plex, Danny Daze, Guy Gerber, Rebolledo, Gardens Of God, and Chaim, with many more to be added in the coming months.

Tickets went on sale today, allowing you to begin planning your return or first trip to the festival.

Check out the official SXM Festival after-movie from its 2016 edition below, depicting a stunning array of natural music venues, remote jungle vantages, and a slew of ways to encounter the rich culture of Saint Martin.

Connect with SXM Festival: Official Site | Facebook | Resident Advisor Event

Snowbombing Reveals 2017 Dates and Announces Snowbombing Canada

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The 18-year old Snowbombing has just announced its return dates to the slopes of Meyrhofen, Austria for 2017, allowing fans to begin planning for yet another weekend of winter sports, live music and clubbing.

Tickets have already gone on sale for next year’s 3-8th of April dates in Europe.

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Together Festival: San Francisco’s All-Female Lineup

Together Fest

Introducing Together Festival, a day-long event to be held at San Francisco’s Armory club on October 8th, featuring an all-female artist cast.

Gender equality has been a point of major relevant discussion in the dance music industry for years now, just as it still remains a big talking point in the world at large, as evidenced by the current U.S. presidential elections. Yet, current statistics highlight what remains a problem that is far from being resolved: women only make up about 10.8 per cent of major music festival lineups.

Together Festival is set to be headlined by Chicago’s Dani Deahl and Brazzabelle, with Uniiqu3, Little Boots, TT the Artist and more scheduled to play. On top of music, the festivity will also provide space to exhibit technology and art all within the 4,000 capacity venue.

Organized by San Francisco DJ Ms. Jackson, Together Festival seeks to “turn the power of women DJs and artists into one night in San Francisco that can’t be missed.”

Jackson talked with SF Gate about the vision behind the 18+ event, “We asked, ‘How do we highlight some of these artists that should be getting headlining spots at festivals but aren’t because of their gender?'” Jackson said, “We know that there is an incredible amount of female talent in electronic music, in hip-hop, in house music. There should be a mainstream music festival that has an all-female lineup.”

Tickets are available here.

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CRSSD Festival Releases Fall 2016 Lineup

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It’s here! The minds behind CRSSD Festival have released the complete lineup for their Fall 2016 edition.

Set to take place on October 1st and 2nd in San Diego’s Waterfront Park, CRSSD will be celebrating their fourth festival outing in two years, returning for the second time to the oceanfront of the South California city in the fall.

Earlier this year in March, CRSSD sold out with a line-up that brought internationally-known names such as Cirez D, Maceo Plex, Hot Since 82, Jamie Jones and Odesza. This year, they return with a similar selection of underground house and techno artists mixed up with indie electronic acts.

Some of this fall’s top acts include Flight Facilities, Miike Snow, Lee Burrdige, DJ Harvey, Felix da Housecat, Zhu, Cashmere Cat, Shiba San, Bonobo, Lido, Maya Jane Coles, Claptone and Dubfire.

CRSSD Fall

Tickets will be available 7/12 at www.CRSSDFEST.com

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