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Mexico’s RHA Fest Drops Lineup Featuring Green Velvet, Claptone, Catz ‘n Dogz and more

A new Mexican festival is set to debut this year, as RHA Festival drops its inaugural lineup for the event taking place in Punta Mita in the Riviera Nayarit.

This new festival experience in the sands of the famed Punta Mita Resort is just two hours from Southern California, making it an accessible festival for people across the border too. RHA means water flowing in wixárika, the language of the indigenous people of Mexico’s Nayarit region. Flow, is a reference that tells us about their journey of life. The water that flows, the water that evaporates, the water that rains and returns.

The lineup, which came out today includes Green Velvet, Claptone, Dimitri From Paris Purple Disco Machine, Doc Martin, Catz ‘N Dogz, Walker & Royce, Marques Wyatt, Jay Tripwire and more. See full flyer below:

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Celebrate Black History Month with These Iconic DJ’s

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Note: Originally published in February of 2016, this article is being republished as applicable still in 2017, in honor of the amazing never-ending list of iconic DJs that have graced our scene with their illustrious art and careers.

Since the beginning of time there have been countless individuals who helped shape the music landscape. In honor of Black History Month, we took some time to honor some of the most iconic DJ’s of recent times:

*Artists are listed in alphabetical order

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Win 2 Tickets to Inception Saturdays at Exchange LA ft. Green Velvet & Dosem

 

On Saturday, February 18th Exchange LA will be hosting a selection of techno and house artists as part of its Inception Saturdays series hosted by Insomniac.

The event will see Chicago techno and house legend Green Velvet headline the night. Supporting performances will be provided courtesy of Suara’s Dosem and Los Angeles-based Human Resources. The Gallery will be hosted by 6AM and will showcase music by Paul Cowling (Melt), Jorge Bejarano B2B Rahmos (Patria Undrgrnd), Frazier|Smith (Understated) and Eric J B2B Jonny Maven (6AM)

Tickets and RSVP for discounted entry before 11pm are available here. We are giving you the chance of winning 2 GA tickets to the show. To enter, simply follow the instructions in the widget below. The winner will be selected and announced at 8pm on Wednesday, February 15th!

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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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Music On Ibiza Announces Summer 2016 Lineup

Photo courtesy of Music On

Photo courtesy of Music On

Fresh off a near 24-hour solo set at Sunwaves in Romania, Marco Carola and his Music On team have announced the lineup for their summer residency at Amnesia Ibiza.

The party is celebrating five years on the island and is one of the most sought-after destinations for partygoers in search of techno, tech house and house music. This year, those visiting Amnesia on Friday nights will be treated to music by a series of esteemed residents that include Stacey Pullen, Paco Osuna, Apollonia, as well as Music On regulars Leon and Neverdogs. While some of the additional guests are still to be announced, Sam Paganini, Green Velvet, Paul Ritch, Matthias Tanzmann, D’Julz, The Martinez Brothers and Dubfire are all set to play throughout the summer.

Music On boss Marco Carola is scheduled to play the Terrace every night of the residency that begins on June 3rd and ends September 30th. Unlike previous years, it seems that he will not be playing any open-to-close sets although Terrace guest DJs for August 12th and September 9th remain unannounced.

Find the full line-up for Music On Ibiza 2016 below. Tickets are available through Amnesia’s website.

 

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Cocoon In The Park Announces Lineup for 2016

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Located in the majestic grounds of Temple Newsam House on the outskirts of Leeds, the 8th successive edition of Cocoon in the Park is poised to continue its strong tradition as a diverse one-day affair with focus on music and production.

Surrounded by typically lush British countryside and armed with a massive sound system, this year’s Cocoon will take place on July 9th and will begin with three back-to-back sets starting with emerging label artists Annie Erez and Bobby O’Donnel. Next up, it will be the turn of Fuse London’s Enzo Siragusa to get on the decks accompanied by Rossko, followed by the combination of Eats Everything and Patrick Topping. The line-up continues with Chicago’s Green Velvet making his first Cocoon in the Park visit as a special guest before handing the booth to New York City duo The Martinez Brothers. Unsurprisingly, the night’s closing duties will be given to none other than the imprint’s leader, Sven Väth.

For those who haven’t been the venue before before, expect a natural green amphitheater with amazing acoustics and the perfect backdrop of the surrounding nature. Ensure you RSVP on Facebook for updated event information.

 

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EDC NY Line-up Includes Chris Liebing, Hot Since 82, Mind Against and More

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Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival is always an eclectic affair, and while the line-ups are definitely EDM-heavy, Pasquale Rotella and his team have always found space to give their fans some techno and house.

This year’s New York edition will take place on May 14th and 15th at Citi Field. Insomniac just released the complete line-up for 2016 and it includes some heavyweights of the current “underground” scene.

First up, in alphabetical order, is CLR boss Chris Liebing, a New York City favorite who is bound to bring a darker side of techno to the festival. Chicago’s Green Velvet, a regular Insomniac guest DJ, will also be making an appearance as will Hannah Wants.

Hot Since 82 is set to bring his Knee Deep in Sound brand to New York, possibly as the head of a stage showcase, as is Nicole Moudaber with Moodzone. New York’s very own Lauren Lane and The Martinez Brothers will also be performing, joined by Life & Death’s Mind AgainstPaco Osuna, and Technasia.

Last year’s edition included illustrious names in techno and house such as Carl Cox, Art Department, Joseph Capriati, John Digweed, Luciano, Âme and Dixon.

Tier 1 tickets have already sold out. Tier 2 is currently on sale for $229 plus fees – layaway options are also available. See the full line-up below.

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Claude Vonstroke and Green Velet Launch Official Get Real Tour

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While the two have been playing recent shows under their Get Real alias, Claude Vonstroke and Green Velvet are officially embarking on their Get Real Tour this December.

Individually, the two artists have made impactful contributions to the dance community through their extensive releases and world tours, and their collaboration as Get Real is a further testament to the possibilities when two artists join forces.

The Get Real Tour will kick off at Exchange LA on December 26th, and includes stops in Denver, Detroit, Brooklyn, and a special New Years Eve stop in Green Velvet’s hometown of Chicago. As the Dirtybird head-honcho, Claude Vonstroke has been instrumental in launching careers of artists such as Justin Martin, Eats Everything, and Julio Bashmore (to name just a few), and Green Velvet is known as the mastermind for esteemed imprints such as Relief and Cajual, while maintaining an impressive catalog of his own releases.

Check out the official Get Real website for tickets and more information regarding the upcoming tour

Tour Dates
Dec 26 – Exchange, Los Angeles
Dec 27 – Beta, Denver
Dec 30 – Russell Industrial Center, Detroit
Dec 31 – Reaction NYE, Chicago
Jan 2 – TBA, Brooklyn

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Green Velvet, Carl Craig Release Surprise Album

green-velvet-djGreen Velvet and Carl Craig are no strangers to techno music or to each other. The two veteran pioneers have paved the way for countless artists. Today, they have very discreetly released an LP together. The album, a seven-track collaboration entitled Unity, was released today via Relief Records. Both artists announced it on their social media pages as a special surprise. For those that don’t know, Green Velvet (Curtis Jones) also works under the alias Cajmere. Give the album a listen below, and click here to purchase the album on beatport.