The BPM Festival Announces First 10 Showcases for 2017

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Despite temperatures now dropping, the wait for this coming January’s BPM Festival is building with great anticipation. The tenth anniversary celebration promises to be the biggest production of the festival yet — an event that has grown exponentially over the past decade from 5,000 attendees and 30 artists in 2008 to over 70,000 attendees and 430 artists in 2016.

This year the BPM Festival’s 3-day opening weekend will take place January 6-8, 2017 and the 3-day closing weekend on January 13-15, 2017. 7-day passes will be valid for January 9-15, 2017 and of course the entire 10-day festival pass will also be an option once tickets go on sale Thursday, October 20 at 11am PDT / 1pm EST / 2pm EDT /7pm BST.

BPM will also be making payment plans available for 7-day and 10-day passes. Anyone with festival passes will have entry to all BPM events during the respective date range, line bypass, guaranteed entry (subject to venue’s legal capacity) in addition to discounts at over 125 local stores and restaurants.

BPM has gone ahead and released the names of the first 10 showcases that will be featured during the 2017 edition. Naturally this first list includes globally respected music labels and iconic brands that have supported The BPM Festival throughout their journey and grown together over the years.
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Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) Announces Full 2016 Programme

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This year’s Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) has now announced its complete program for this coming October, with well over 2,200 artists, 450 announced conference speakers and an astounding 140 participating venues.

There is absolutely no doubt, with these figures and the quality of artists participating, that ADE is the world’s biggest dance music club festival as well as the leading business and conference platform for the electronic music industry. To celebrate their 21st anniversary since its inception back in 1996, ADE is expecting a record breaking 375.000 attendees from all corners of the globe.

The beauty of ADE is on its focus on a wide spectrum of electronic sub-genres, turning the picturesque city of Amsterdam into one of the busiest and most awe-inspiring clubbing destinations in the world. The city’s most revered nightlife and music venues are involved with the extended weekend of festivities, including Melkweg, Paradiso, Westergasfabriek, the Concertgebouw, Heineken Music Hall, Ziggodome and NDSM Wharf, and the city’s newest hotspots Claire, De School and Shelter.

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The names added today to the already extensive lineup include Afrojack, Anja Schneider, Antal, Armin van Buuren, Boddika, Breach, Danny Daze, Dimitri from Paris, DJ Stingray 313, Eats Everything, Erick Morillo, Floating Points, Four Tet, Heidi, HVOB, I-F, Job Jobse, Legowelt, Martin Solveig, Matthew Dear, Modeselektor, Moodymann, Oliver Heldens, Philip Glass, The Hacker, Todd Terry, Tom Trago ,Voices From The Lake, and Yellow Claw and Young Marco.

Below is just a selection of top-tier DJs, live acts and artists scheduled to play between October 19th and 23rd. Check out ADE’s website for the full roster

Adam Beyer (SE), Afrojack (NL), Anja Schneider (DE), Antal (NL), Armin van Buuren (NL), Axwell Λ Ingrosso (SE), Baris K (TR), Beautiful Swimmers (US), Ben UFO (GB), Benji B (GB), Boddika (GB), Breach (GB), Carl Craig (US), Craig David (GB), Danny Daze (US), Dash Berlin (NL), David Guetta (FR), Dave Clarke (GB), De Sluwe Vos (NL), Dekmantel Soundsystem (NL), DJ Harvey (GB), Dimitri from Paris (FR), Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (BE), Dixon (DE), DJ Stingray 313 (US), DVBBS (CA), Eats Everything (GB), Ellen Allien (DE), Floating Points (GB), Four Tet (GB), Francesco Tristano (ES), George FitzGerald (GB), Gilles Peterson (GB), Goldfish (ZA), Guti (AR), Guy J (IL), Hardwell (NL), Heidi (CA), HVOB (DE), Hunee (DE), I-F (NL), Jackmaster (GB), Jeff Mills (US), Job Jobse (NL), Joost van Bellen (NL), Joris Voorn (NL), Kölsch (DK), Laurie Anderson (US), Legowelt (NL), Lunice (CA), Martin Garrix (NL), Martin Solveig (FR), Matthew Dear (US), Matthew Herbert (GB), Maya Jane Coles (GB), Modeselektor (DE), Moodymann (US), Monika Kruse (DE), Nicole Moudaber (GB), Octave One (US), Palms Trax (DE), Philip Glass (US), Radio Slave (GB), Rebekah (GB), Redshape (DE), Richie Hawtin (CA), Sam Feldt (NL), Seth Troxler (US), Showtek (NL), Sidney Samson (NL), Skepta (GB), Stefano Noferini (IT), Sven Väth (DE), Subp Yao (NL), Tale of Us (IT), Teebs (US), The Hacker (FR), Tiësto (NL), Tiga (CA), Todd Terry (US), Tom Swoon (PL), Tom Trago (NL), Valentino Khan (US), Vic Crezee (NL), Voices From The Lake (IT), W&W (NL), Wiwek (NL), Yellow Claw (NL) and Young Marco (NL).

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The conference itself will be divided into nine separately themed programs, covering every aspect of today’s dance music industry with focus on business professionals, start-ups, aspiring producers and musicians, students, VJs, visual artists and stage designers. Further, the program has been organized so that it features, “in-depth expertise and insight into the harder and urban music genres, the connection between dance & brands, the relationship between music and technology, and sustainable, ecologically responsible practices for the global dance music industry.”

Some of today’s announced speakers include Joris Voorn (NL), Laurie Anderson (US), Philip Glass (US) and Nicky Romero (NL), plus Rob Newlan (GB, EMEA director Facebook Creative Shop) and Matthew Ogle (GB, creator Discover Weekly Spotify). They join a selection of already announced speakers for a total of 450 scheduled talkers. Visit the ADE conference programme for the full list and schedule.

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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.

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Black Coffee, Damian Lazarus, Davide Squillace and more Booked for Circoloco Halloween in Los Angeles

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The infamous Circoloco party is touching in Los Angeles this coming Halloween weekend for a special event organized in collaboration by Sound Nightclub and Rhonda INTL.

Circoloco began as a humble underground-centered party at DC-10 Ibiza in the distant 1999, elevating the status of the previously unknown venue to one of the most sought-after clubbing destinations of the entire world. In the years since, the recognizable Crazy Clown face that symbolizes the no-holds-barred spirit of the Circoloco parties has traveled around the world and back, becoming an unmistakable icon of the international underground dance music scene.

On Friday October 28th, house music fans in Los Angeles will get to live the true Circoloco experience with a night featuring none other the Black Coffee, Damian Lazarus, David Squillace, and The Martinez Brothers, as well as the First Lady of Circoloco and Queen of DC10 Ibiza Tania Vulcano, Los Angeles-based Eagles & Butterflies, Germany’s Konstantin, Paris’ Rex Club resident Jennifer Cardini, duo Eli & Fur and last but not least Rhonda’s very own GODDOLLARS.

The event will be held across three rooms at Midcity’s UNION nightclub, promising a one-of-a-kind night for lovers of incredible music and atmospheres. As two of the premiere underground house and techno promoters in the Los Angeles area, Sound Nightclub and Rhonda are partnering up for the first time ever for what is sure to be an unmissable Halloween party for anyone in Southern California.

You can buy your tickets here and RSVP to the event on Facebook.

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Burning Man 2016 Lineups Have Been Announced!

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With Burning Man 2016 just around the corner, the annual Rockstar Librarian’s Music Guide is now out featuring most of the major lineups from the big sound camps!

Maceo Plex, who had to cancel last year due to logistics issues, is set to finally play his debut at the Playa with a special all-night-long b2b2b set alongside DJ Tennis and Rebolledo. Other notable highlights include NU, Thugfucker, Rony Seikaly, Atish, YokoO, Bedouin, Lee Foss, Lauren Lane, Audiofly, Hernan Cattaneo, Behrouz, Visionquest, the Desert Hearts Crew and several sets by Carl Cox just to name a few!

As is always the case, some of the event’s most popular camps such as Robot Heart, Kazbah and Disco Knights will continue to keep things secret until attendees are at Black Rock City. There is no doubt, however, that they will be bringing some of the best and most sought-after acts in techno, house and tech throughout the 10 days of Burning Man.

You can find out out all the details here


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.

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Carl Cox and Tale Of Us to Headline Space Ibiza’s Final Closing Party

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The 2nd of October will mark the end of an era, the final closing party of Space Ibiza as we’ve come to know it before club owner Pepe Rosello hands over the keys to the Ushuaïa group at the end of the season, following 27 years at the helm of the world-renowned nightlife institution.

The transition has been somewhat telling, with Carl Cox revealing that 2016 would be the final year of his Music Is Revolution residency at Space and on the island altogether, and Richie Hawtin similarly announcing that ENTER. wouldn’t return past the 2015 season.

It is unclear exactly what will become of the venue once ownership changes, but we do now know that Carl Cox and Tale of Us will be headlining the final fiesta to close the 2016 season and the long magical run of what has become one of the top clubbing destinations of the entire world.

Many more artists will be announced in the coming weeks, for what is sure to be the hottest party on the island for 2016. Traditionally, Space’s Closing Fiesta is so large that a special outdoor stage is constructed in the massive parking lot adjacent to the club in order to accommodate both the massive lineup that is to be revealed soon, and the crowds that will come to pay their respects as the curtain drops on the legendary venue.

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Sunwaves Romania Announces Phase I Lineup for SW20


Following another successful edition of Sunwaves this past spring, the Romanian beach festival has announced the initial roster of artists set to play SW20 this upcoming August.

Located on Mamaia beach, the festival has long been synonymous with the sounds of Romanian minimal techno and house, featuring the best of the country’s artists mixed alongside a great selection of top-tier guests from around the world. SW19 made headlines when Marco Carola played for nearly 24 hours straight, only to be beaten later that weekend by a 31 hour marathon back-to-back set by tINI and Bill Patrick.

This upcoming August, festival goers will be treated by another stellar selection of music curators: Andrey Zots, Audiofly, Carl Cox, Carlo Lio, Cassy, Cezar, Dj Sneak , dOP, Dubfire, Fumiya Tanaka, Gaiser, Gescu, Jon Rundell, Margaret Dygas, Mind Against, Paco Osuna, Paul Agripa, Petre Inspirescu, Priku, Raresh, Todd Terry and Xandru. More names are set to be announced next week.

Sunwaves has partnered up with Wave Travel to provide attendees with hassle free travel to the festival. Festival tickets are available HERE.

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Minimal Effort Books Tiga, Pete Tong, Coyu and more for Los Angeles Halloween Mega-Party

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Minimal Effort Halloween 2015. Photo by Jamie Rosenberg

Los Angeles’ underground promoter Minimal Effort just unveiled its Halloween Phase I lineup and it’s chock-a-block full of talent.

After three years at the forefront of the city’s house and techno scene, Minimal Effort are moving their Halloween and New Year’s Eve one-day parties to a new location, the LA Center Studios. On October 29th, the 5,000 capacity venue will feature the elaborate decor and meticulous curation the Minimal Effort team has become well known for, all against the backdrop of Los Angeles’ downtown skyline.

This year’s spooky celebration will feature none other than BBC Radio 1 legend Pete Tong, Suara boss Coyu, Jonas Rathsman, Mark Farina, Dosem, Edu Imbernon, Thugfucker, Tensnake, Steve Bug, a DJ set by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs as well as live performances by Satory and Tiga, who will be debuting his new live show in LA on the night.

The complete Phase I lineup can be found below. Tickets will go on sale this Thursday, July 21st at 12PM at Is it too early to plan Halloween in July? We don’t think so when the curators and lineup are this good!

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Catz ‘N Dogz, Camea, Marques Wyatt & Wolf + Lamb Booked for “The Sidewalk Ends” Festival in Washington D.C.


Washington D.C. is about to be graced with a brand-new daytime festival to be held at Union Market. The Sidewalk Ends will be the first of its kind in the city’s capital – an entirely “underground-focused” festival organized by the D.C.’s Flash nightclub in collaboration with party collective Prescription.

The one-day event will take place on Sunday, July 24th, in a hidden outdoor area of Union Market complete with two separate stages, full bars, vendors, food trucks and plenty of shaded areas. As you would expect from any lineup curated by Flash and Prescription, the artists booked so far to play the Funktion One sound systems at The Sidewalk Ends include top-tier names of the world’s underground house and techno scene.

Although the promoters are planning to announce additional headliners, we already know that attendees will experience performances by Dirtybird recording artists Catz ‘N Dogz, Bpitch Control’s Camea, Los Angeles-based Marques WyattKeith Worthy from Detroit, Flash’s very own DJ Lisa Frank and Navbox, Prescription collective member Juan Zapata and a selection of other fine local D.C. artists such as Yola, Benoit and Hot Coffee.

Tickets are on sale now and while $10 early bird sold out already, $15 pre-sales are still available!

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