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DayClub Announces Coachella Party with Sasha, The Martinez Brothers, Hot Since 82, Maya Jane Coles

Coachella is upon us, and the parties surrounding the festival are starting to spring up left, right and center!

The latest announcement comes from Sound Nightclub’s Framework, and the release of a monster DayClub lineup for Sunday April 16th at the Hilton Palm Springs. The 21+ event will feature sets by Kaz James, Lauren Lane, Maya Jane Coles, Sasha back-to-back with Hot Since 82 and The Martinez Brothers.

Tickets and further info are available via the DayClub Official Website.

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Win Tickets to Wicked Delight x Dr. Fresch pres. The Prescription Pool Party During Coachella Weekend 1

We have teamed up with L’Affaire Musicale to give you the chance to win 2 GA tickets to Wicked Delight x Dr. Fresch present The Prescription Pool Party during Coachella Weekend 1!

The event, which is taking place on the Saturday afternoon of April 15th at The Saguaro Palm Springs, will feature a selection of artists hand-picked by Dr. Fresch himself, including friends Hotel Garuda, Point Point, Dr. Fresch himself and a special surprise guest yet to be revealed! The event runs from 11am until 6pm and 21+ only.

To enter our giveaway simply follow the instructions in the widget below. The winner will be selected at 7pm on April 11th.

Tickets are on sale via Ticketfly. Check out the FB event for full event information.

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Win tickets to Wicked Delight x Dr. Fresch present The Prescription Pool Party (Contest on Hive.co)
 

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Meet Steve Lieberman, the Production Lighting Expert Behind Coachella, EDC and Ultra Music Festival

Lighting and audio-visuals are an aspect of event production that can at times be overlooked or misunderstood. Nevertheless, it is an important element that can make or break any event, as well as the experience overall and the lasting brand image you hope your attendees leave with. Undoubtedly, extreme technical expertise and a sense of flair are needed to pull off such a spectacle.

This particular expertise is the specialty of people like Steve Lieberman, a notable production lighting expert for music festivals and similar productions. Steve has worked on the lights and visual design of hundreds of productions, including popular music festivals such as Coachella, EDC, Insomniac, and Ultra. His is expertise drawn from years of experience, beginning in the 1990s when he started working on lighting for underground rave parties in New York.

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Coachella 2017: How Accurate Was The Predicted/Rumored Lineup?

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When we originally published this article, it was a collection of Coachella 2017 lineup rumors, predictions and confirms. Up until early December we continued to update it with as much accurate information we could find from reliable published sources as well as industry insider information, and we got pretty darn close.

How close? The predictions was 67% in naming the headliners and major undercards that were finally announced on January 3rd. Overall the line-up was 55% correct, with the techno and house acts in the Yuma Tent admittedly the least accurate predictions of the entire bill. We have left the article as-is from our initial publishing date, but below you can see the final line-up (left) and fake leaked line-up (right) which, although not made by us,  was mostly based on the predictions we reported on:


 

With Coachella 2017’s lineup release scheduled for early January, artist rumors, confirmations and predictions are beginning to fly.

The ladies and gentlemen at Travel Grom have been meticulously working to scrape information to solidify and confirm these rumors based on verifiable information extrapolated from a myriad of different sources including band’s tour dates, booking sheets for Goldenvoice-owned venues,  random tips and emails from industry insiders, Coachella forums and clues that the bands tweet or make public in magazine interviews. Their prediction list last year was 64% accurate, meaning that it’s extremely likely that over half of the acts predicted this year will be on the lineup announced in January.

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10 Reasons Underground Dance Music Fans Shouldn’t Miss The Yuma Tent At Coachella 2017

DJ Koze performs inside the Yuma Tent at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA, USA, on 16 April, 2016.

DJ Koze performs inside the Yuma Tent at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA, USA, on 16 April, 2016.

With high anticipation and lineup speculation circling the festival, Coachella calmed the storm with the release of its star-studded 2017 line-up; confirming many of the artists we predicted earlier this year including Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, and Radiohead as headliners.

To no surprise, the $399 general admission tickets sold out within three hours.

After review of this year’s line-up, we uncovered Coachella booked the most proper underground electronic artists to perform at the festival to date. As we did last year, we highlight ten underground artists who cannot be missed in the heaven that will be the Yuma Tent. 

Please note that we think most of the below artists will be playing the Yuma Tent, but there’s a small possibility that some will be featured on other stages due to the diverse and eclectic arsenal of music they are capable of performing.

Ben UFO

Ben UFO

This UK-based DJ is such an exquisite mixer that he rose to the top even with no production experience. His unique track selections make him one of the most sought-after DJs in the underground dance music community with sounds ranging old and new, house to dubstep.

A forward-thinking selector who is into constant development, Ben UFO does not disappoint.

Bicep

Bicep, A Northern Irish duo with the passion for heavy house grooves, have established themselves as prime producers and DJs. They are known to always incorporate the most carefully-selected house rhythms to light up any dance floor, leaving you desiring for more. Releases on their record label, Feel My Bicep, feature the likes of house, techno, funk, and italo cosmic sounds, a representation of the eclectic set you can expect to hear when they perform at Coachella 2017.

Their top hit this year, “Higher Level”, was one of their most successful releases to date, a track we predict they will play this track during their Coachella set.

Dixon

Dixon

Even and especially among the underground elite, Steffen Berkhahn is considered a multitalented veteran in the community. From being vice president of the FC Magnet Mitte Bar in Berlin, a bakery owner, Innervisions label co-founder with Âme, a producer and a DJ, Dixon is always busy letting his creative juices flow.

His producing and DJing career has been on a meteoric rise for more than a decade. Consequently, he has amassed superb skills behind the DJ booth and is known to please his audience with an array mix of house and techno that has landed him Top DJ in the world on the Resident Advisor poll for four years in a row.

Floating Points

An absolute mastermind. Sam Shepherd’s productions and mixes are truly reflective of his Ph.D. in neuroscience. He has the ability to fluidly blend jazz into techno and garage into house, while still maintaining the elements of each genre.

Per his tweet, he will perform with his live band and a DJ set. Both are never anything less than amazing.

Four Tet

Kieran Hebdan began his extensive career in 1997 producing music with folk and electronica influences, a style later dubbed “folktronica”. He held a residency, alongside Floating Points, at the legendary PlasticPeople in London from 2009-2011.

Fast-forward to today and Four Tet is best known for his techno, house, and minimal infused sets that shape his now established sound.

HoneyDijon

Honey Dijon

This Chicago native will be representing the original Chicago House sound infused with the depth of New York underground. As a veteran in the electronic music community, Honey Dijon pulls from a wide variety of musical styles including Chicago House, disco, tech-house, tribal, funk, and soul.

With her biggest inspirations come from Derrick Carter, Mark Farina, and Frankie Knuckles, Honey Dijon’s set is sure to be a fun one!

Marcel Dettmann

Marcel Dettmann

A well-known Berghain resident, Marcel Dettmann is known for his wide-ranging selection and production of heart-pounding techno. He is recognized as one of the most influential producers in modern techno with the capacity to intermix new and old. A well-respected performer in the community, Marcel also works at the legendary Hard Wax records in Berlin.

His Coachella debut and the resultant heavy techno in the desert experience is not one to miss,

Nicolas Jaar

Nicolas Jaar

A star that never stops rising, Nicolas Jaar’s live performances and most recent productions are truly unprecedented in today’s dance music world. Incorporating live instruments, real world sound samples and deep synths, Nicolas has soared to the top of underground lists with his impeccable creativity and musical genius.

Regardless of whether he will perform live or a DJ set, Nicolas Jaar will not disappoint.

Richie Hawtin

Richie Hawtin

This English-Canadian is among the most influential underground dance music artists of our time. His career began in Detroit during the early 90’s techno scene and has never stopped since. He is also known for his work under the alias Plastikman and for his ENTER. events in Ibiza and around the world. Most recently he partnered with former Allen & Heath engineer Andy Rigby-Jones and launched PLAYdifferently, a new mixer to diversify the way DJs performed.

There is no doubt that he will be using this new mixer during his first Coachella performance in four years.

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The Belleville Three

Last but certainly not least, The Belleville Three’s presence on the Coachella 2017 lineup is a testament to the Yuma Tent’s vision of representing underground dance music at what is considered to be one of the most commercial and eclectic festivals in North America and beyond. Consisting of Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson, the trio who formed an alliance after being high school friends in Belleville, Michigan and have since been considered responsible for giving birth to techno. While the three together are known to be Detroit Techno pioneers in their own right, they since split ways to begin producing individually and are only now reuniting after several years of solo career focus.

Their first Coachella gig is possibly the first stop of their 2017 tour, one you certainly do not want to miss!

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How Philip Anschutz, Coachella’s Main Financier, Supports Anti-LGBTQ Groups

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News is breaking out today that Philip Anschutz, the multi-billionaire behind Anschutz Entertainment Group, is being linked with direct support of anti-LGBTQ and climate-change-denial groups.

Anschutz Entertainment Group, which you may more commonly know as AEG, as been revealed by the Washington Post as one of the most important donors to several anti-LGBTQ groups, with donations upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars going to associations such as Alliance Defending Freedom, National Christian Foundation and Family Research Council.

The news comes following an investigation by Freedom For All Americans (FFAA), a “bipartisan campaign seeking nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people nationwide” that was created last year in the wake of the backlash that resulted from the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage.

forbesAs the Washington Post reports, “one of the hubs of this coordination is Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a 22-year-old group that “advocates for your right to freely live out your faith.” Another is the National Christian Foundation (NCF), which funds a lot of the groups aggressively working to chip away at the equal rights of LGBT Americans. One of them is Family Research Council (FRC), which is listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an ‘extremist group.‘”

The piece goes on to explain, “Another is Liberty Council. Listed as an “extremist group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the group is notable because chairman and founder Mat Staver represented Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who caused a national stir when she refused to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple in defiance of the Supreme Court last year.”

Phil Anschutz is one of the richest people in America, with an estimated fortune of over $10 billion, and is listed at #42 on Forbes’ U.S. Billionaires list as of May 17, 2016. His link to these anti-LGBTQ groups isn’t exactly news, but perhaps due to Coachella’s recent lineup announcement the association with the festival is now. AEG is the parent company behind Goldenvoice, the organization that you might recognize as the producers of massive musical operations the likes of Coachella, Panorama, FYF, Stagecoach, Splash House and Firefly.

Furthermore, Anschutz has also been linked with strong support of Koch Industries, some of the world’s biggest deniers of climate change. Greenpeace has reported that Anschutz has been having regular meetings with the brothers to discuss strategies to push an anti-environmentalist agenda that also challenges the science behind evolution.

 

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Goldenvoice: 1960’s Rock Show, Coachella-Style

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Goldenvoice, the mega-brand responsible for, among others, the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, has just dropped a major announcement. From October 7-9 this year, Goldenvoice will be hosting a three-night concert at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California. with an unbelievable lineup: the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, the Who, and Roger Waters (of Pink Floyd fame). This will be the first time that these six artists, all inductees of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, have shared a bill. All of these artists were enormously influential in the development of pop and rock music through the 60’s and 70’s, and this festival provides a perfect opportunity to acknowledge and honor their contributions to both British, American, and global musical traditions.

 

Is The Coachella Family Invading The Rose Bowl?

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Miami Music Week has come and gone, and Coachella is next on the list, boasting an incredible (as always) lineup; even if you aren’t attending the festival, Indio is the place to be, with a plethora of pool parties to keep you cool all weekend.

Goldenvoice, the company behind the legendary Coachella festival, will be further expanding its live music conglomerate, adding another three-day festival to its calendar.

The festival, titled “Arroyo Seco Music and Arts Festival,” will be held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Not many details have been released, although the Pasadena City Council approved a 10-year deal between Goldenvoice and Darryl Dunn (Rose Bowl manager), so it appears as if the festival is here to stay. This event will likely be far out in the future, so stay tuned and be sure to check our site for the latest updates.

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Is a Fall Version of Coachella Really Happening?

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Yes. Or to best answer that question, we can confirm that the idea to make a fall Coachella festival a reality in 2016 is truly “making significant progress.”

The festival’s promoters, Goldenvoice, have been in talks with Indio officials to create a yearly fall edition of the biggest festival in the United States, after it began recognizing market opportunities to expand in 2013.

Considering Indio’s role as the home of not only two weekends of Coachella, but also Stagecoach Country Music Festival and a handful of other smaller festivals, a third larger fall Coachella weekend would truly put the California city on the map as the City of Festivals, with projected city revenue of $1.4m.

The city’s mayor, Glen Miller, talked to The Desert Sun and revealed that he has been in talks with Goldenvoice to create Coachella’s newest expansion plan. Miller sad that “significant progress has been made” adding claims to the belief that the announcement is “imminent.”

This year’s Coachella lineup is impressive as ever, featuring a selection of top-drawer underground acts, the Despacio project and other surprises within a roster headlined by the reunion of LCD Soundsystem and Guns & Roses.

Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk Has Uploaded Music Videos of Solo Work

Thomas Bangalter as one half of Daft Punk

Thomas Bangalter as one half of Daft Punk

The words “Daft Punk” have long been synonymous with fake festival line-ups and 2016 has been no different, with the usual rumors that the French duo could appear at either Coachella or Lollapalooza. There is no doubt that the production duo consisting of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter has helped shape many facets of dance music, in large part thanks to their timeless sound, unique style and that very same elusiveness that has landed them on fake line-ups for years.

While this very same mysteriousness has helped cement their spot as one of dance music’s most sought-after acts, it is their music that has continued to do the real talking thanks to a string of critically acclaimed singles and albums.

Recently, Thomas Bangalter began releasing his solo work through a series of YouTube video uploads. The first to show up was “Music Sounds Better With You,” a fantastic track produced with fellow Stardust band members Alan Braze and Benjamin Diamond on vocals. Later, Bangalter also posted two different renditions of “Club Soda,” a funky track originally released in 1998. There is no doubt that Daft Punk’s signature sound shines through both of Bangalter’s solo work.

You can listen to and watch both videos below.

 

 

 

 

Source: Magnetic Mag