Unum Festival, First Unrestricted Festival Happened Last Weekend in Europe

Thousand of Revellers Attend First Festival in Albania – Backed by Albanian Government 

Albania’s Unum Festival took place this last week as the first unrestricted festival in Europe with no hiccups and just pure joy coming from all the clubbers. The whole festival was supported by the Albanian Government through the Ministry of Tourism and Environment and Ministry of Health.
Over the whole event, close to 14,000 people turned up from all over England, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and even Israel, the USA, with 3,300 people from Kosovo,2,600 from Albania and 2,050 from other Balkan places such as Montenegro, Serbia, Romania and Macedonia. The country of Albania dropped all restrictions because of the low overall contagion rate in the country, recording only two new infections on Saturday. At the event, 100% of staff – both local and overseas – were fully vaccinated. Gloves and masks where mandatory for the cleaning team and toilets and mass-access areas were disinfected regularly. As a result, so far everyone who had to do a PCR test on their way back home has tested negative. 
The happy smiling faces at the event were a thing to behold – everyone in attendance was beaming from ear to ear, delighted to be hugging each other and in close, cuddly proximity to other dancers. After such a long time away from the communal experience that is a dance music festival, many people were literally hopping with joy as things got underway. People climbed on each others shoulders, high-fived and made new friendships quickly and freely right from the first beat. 
Says the Director of UNUM Festival, Kushtrim Sahiti, “In the wake of one of the worse years for the music industry, UNUM Festival came as ship of hope in the sea of don’t and do’s for Festivals and events of this size. It was a huge success and we’re exhausted but glad that we managed to give music back to the people. And even better, it sure was hella good music!”
After debuting in 2019 and missing 2020, Unum finally got to build on its impressive early momentum with heady techno sounds, a gorgeous setting on the Albanian Riviera and a crowd so up for it they’d have dance for a week let alone a weekend. After some warm up sets for those who arrived on the Thursday, Friday really finds the festival hit its stride. There are three stages in all with music on the Main Stage, the Pine Stage and on the Beach Stage all playing late into the night. Each one is a mass of writing bodies, dancing energetically from the first to the last beat. 

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The beautiful Pine Stage, set amongst the tall, sweet smelling trees was a real standout and is fast becoming one of the most iconic in the European scene. The music runs on for 24 hours straight with standout performances from Frenchman Dyed Soundorom who played a deep, groovy set of house music that was as warm and balmy as the sun kissed day time had been. Raresh also lit up the place with a solo set before he went back to back with Praslea as Pralesh which was one of the festival highlights for five hot and unforgettable hours later on the Sunday morning. It is fitting that such a special stage was brought to a close by a suitably special DJ with the one and only Ricardo Villalobos closing it down with a left of centre masterclass on Monday morning. The world class underground sounds were in fine flow for the whole weekend, with master minimalists Cap, John Dimas, Digby and Cesare Merveille all getting particularly good crowd reactions as they waved their way through slick, stripped back sounds, the odd playful party classic and plenty of deeply dug out delights. 
The crowd is made up of eager locals and few people from various spots around Europe who had navigate restrictions to make their way here. They were in loud voice on the Main Stage when techno titan and Cocoon chief Sven Vath drew the biggest crowd and really served up a huge set on Friday and Saturday. Berghain’s Ben Klock also brought his heavyweight techno sounds on Friday and Saturday next to party-ready cuts from Leon. The Beach Stage was a great place to hang during the day. The views out to sea are epic, the open beaches inviting and the soundtrack first class from the likes of Jamie Roy and Traumer who really found a perfect musical sweet spot to match the atmospheric vibe. 
All in all this was a fantastic first dance back for many people after so long away. 

Sonus Festival announces 2022 dates 



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Because of the global ongoing uncertainty around the Coronavirus pandemic, it is with a heavy heart that we cancel Sonus Festival 2021. Given all the limitations and restrictions we expected to encounter, we do not believe that we could have presented an experience worthy of what Sonus stands for. Safety comes first and so we have made the tough decision to postpone to the week from August 21st – August 25th 2022


When the time finally comes, you can expect a typically world-class Sonus line-up – a high calibre selection of the house and techno talents who have helped make Sonus one of Europe’s most essential summer festivals. 


Says Sonus’s Robin Ebinger, “This is a hugely difficult decision but it is in everyone’s best interests and we are optimistic that soon we will all have the Pag Island sand between our toes again. To all 2020 ticket holders: please check your inbox for more details regarding a refund or the ticket transfer process.”


Because a lot of fans have kept hold of their 2020 tickets, and with high demand expected for the 2022 ticket sale, make sure to sign up for the limited Early Bird Private Pre-Sale starting on 18th of June to secure your chance to dance next year! 

Mikey Lion Releases Debut Studio Album, For The Love

Featuring collaborations with Justin Martin, Sacha Robotti, Lubelski & more

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Love—it’s one of the strongest and most universal connectors in our world. It’s also the driving force behind everything Mikey Lion does, from the music he crafts to the events he runs as the leader of Desert Hearts, to the circles he keeps. To honor this all-encompassing force, the artist today releases the full rendition of For The Love, his debut studio album, and the 100th release on Desert Hearts Records. A patchwork of nine tracks depicts Lion’s saga spanning from the day he discovered his true purpose, to the highs and lows of realizing it, and up to the present where he ponders on reaching the next chapter for himself and his community. 

Before nurturing his brand and record label into the behemoth that it is today, a young Mikey Lion had been living with his parents and questioning the direction to take his life. Mesmeric album closer “Talking To The Trees” with its lush synth layers and gossamer vocals, sketches out how his path was revealed to him. During a fateful psychedelic trip, he was guided to spread love and community under the banner of House, Techno, and Love that fans know today. Desert Hearts was officially launched in 2012, and the rest is history. 

Elsewhere in For The Love, Lion reminisces on the moments and feelings that reaffirmed his direction. “When I’m With You,” a breezy vocal jam crafted alongside Lubelski and Jackson Englund, pays homage to blissful times spent with loved ones in and out of the rave. The peak time ready “Spot Freak” represents cheeky dancefloor moments with the crew via off-kilter synth effects, licks of acid, and hard-hitting percussion. “Above The Clouds,” which leads For The Love with dulcet melodies, is Lion’s interpretation of house music heaven—a feeling he seeks to emulate at each Desert Hearts event. 

Trial arrived in Mikey’s journey in 2020, when the pandemic brought his and Desert Hearts’ momentum to a screeching halt. Written in minor key with tense buildups and heavy synthwork, “For The Love Of What” is the label head’s expression of this doubtful time, where existential crisis set in and he was left questioning what the point of it all was, and how the mission of spreading love would continue in the absence of shows. 

Luckily, reprise was found within the dedicated community he built over the years. As Mikey led Desert Hearts into the virtual world, launching a TV station on Twitch, followers swiftly hopped on for the ride. He found himself reaching even more people across the globe with DH’s message of House Techno Love, receiving donations and pledges of support from across the globe, and interacting with the DH community on a virtual dancefloor. It was an affirmation of a different sort, but no less powerful, convincing him again that love and music would sustain him, regardless if the dancefloor was digital.

For The Love is ultimately a culmination of the triumphs and tribulations Mikey Lion has faced through the years since he first set out to bring the mantra of House, Techno, Love to a global scale—and is also a marker of an artist just beginning to step into his own sonically. Its timeless influences and multifaceted, yet polished sound design point to an artist who’s put in the work to master his craft. Through painstaking detail, instrumentation, and arrangement, Mikey manages to tell years worth of stories in just nine compositions.

At the end of the day, the lesson remains: community comes first always, and the decisions we make should be guided by, if not entirely, For The Love

TRACKLIST: 

  1. Mikey Lion – Above The Clouds
  2. Mikey Lion, Justin Martin – Through The Fog
  3. Mikey Lion, Lubelski, Jackson Englund – When I’m With You
  4. Mikey Lion, Rybo – Meditation
  5. Mikey Lion, Sacha Robotti – Do or Die
  6. Mikey Lion – Spot Freak
  7. Mikey Lion – Burn With me
  8. Mikey Lion – For The Love of What?
  9. Mikey Lion, Lubelski – Talking To The Trees
  10. Oumou Sangare – Djoukourou (Auntie Flo Remix) (Mikey Lion Edit)

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Forgotten Fields Open Air Announces Line up w/ Archie Hamilton, Darius Syrossian Chris Stussy, East End Dubs, Ray Mono, & more.

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Headliners include East End Dubs, Chris Stussy, Ray Mono, Sidney Charles, Archie Hamilton, Darius Syrossian, Joey Daniel, Lauren Lo Slung, WAFF 

A boutique open-air show soundtracked by cutting-edge underground talent. Lush green British countryside with world-class stage design and high-end audio. Welcome to Forgotten Fields, Dance on Arrival’s biggest ever show in association with cult minimal label Eastenderz. It all goes down on Sunday, August 1st just outside London at the idyllic Colesdale Farm in Hertfordshire. Tickets will sell out, so sign up now to avoid disappointment.  

By the time this much-anticipated event arrives, social distancing and government restitutions will be a thing of the past. Two stunning stages will rise up from the lush green meadows of Colesdale Farm and welcome you with tastefully curated sounds from young and exciting talents. There will be no restrictions on sound, a VIP island, and a real focus on the small details that will make this a cozy and intimate festival to remember.

The superb Eastenderz stage is headed up by East End Dubs, a red hot DJ and producer whose every label release and London event sell out in double-quick time. He is joined by Dutch cult hero Chris Stussy, minimal maestro Ray Mono, Heavy House Society label boss Sidney Charles, plus Rossi and Toman. 

The equally mouthwatering Dance on Arrival stage will be the place to catch no-frills, rock-solid house in all its forms by contemporary tastemakers and global DJ stars Archie Hamilton, Darius Syrossian, Joey Daniel, Lauren Lo Slung and WAFF with residents Marcellus and Tibbs b2b Silver and many more. 

It has been a long, dark 15 months, but Forgotten Fields is the perfect way to cut loose and banish your worries in the most perfect and welcoming setting.  

First Look at North London’s Largest Beer and Food Garden

A premium space for foodies, comedy and sports Fans!

Food, drink, live entertainment, events, brunches, gaming Areas, karaoke booths, table tennis, beer pong and even gladiator duelling.

After spending so long confined at home, distant from one another, we are all in need of something special this summer. Enter The Garden at Kentish Town – a brand new urban oasis that is the largest of its kind in North London and set to become the ultimate day and night out for sports fans, comedy lovers and foodies. Think….gigantic sports screens, 12 meter long bars, international street food and wild entertainment five nights a week.

It all kicks off on Thursday 24th June. 

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A sister site to the industry-leading Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden, The Garden at Kentish Town covers over 12,000 sq ft of COVID-safe outdoor space. The carefully designed and curated garden has a welcoming feel and cool vibe because of its chic industrial design, rows of large German beer tables, acres of astroturf, heavy planting, covered areas and warm festoon lighting.  

This superb adult playground will host all major sporting events including: every game of Euro 2021 from launch, Wimbledon, World Championship Boxing, Domestic & European football, International Rugby + more on two of the biggest LED screens you have ever seen alongside up to 1000 other fans which is sure to create an incredible atmosphere. Mouthwatering food will come from eight international street food traders who will serve up delicious bites from all over the world to keep you fuelled and full of energy. A vast and exceptional range of beers, booze and cocktails will be served up from the 12m long bars & it’s all delivered through world class table service via their very own app.

A packed program includes weekly bottomless brunches every Saturday, Eccentric Drag Artists hosting Drag Bingo & Brunch Events, musical showcases including Viva Reggaeton, soulful house brunches, a 90s Brunch and so much more. The events program also runs seasonally with the annual Oktoberfest celebrations, Rum & Reggae + more. 

The Garden at Kentish Town is an all-in-one entertainment hotspot that should be right at the top of your list this summer and beyond. 

Highlights

12,000 sq ft site

950 capacity

2x 12m oversize bars

8 international street food traders

2x HUGE LED Screens

Screening all Euro 2021 games from June 24tj 

Major Sports events – Football, World Championship Boxing / Rugby etc

Bottomless brunches, Drag Bingo and Oktoberfest

Karaoke, funfair gaming, table tennis, beer pong and gladiator duals 

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Amnesia Ibiza announces a collection of Digital Arts on the Blockchain

Launched in Collaboration with Hipworth, the digital artist behind the famous Carl Cox portrait, and Heart of Bone, a Boutique Jewellery Workshop

In collaboration with Hipworth, the digital artist behind the famous Carl Cox portrait, and Heart of Bone, a boutique jewelry workshop, Amnesia Ibiza will be the First Ibiza brand to launch a collection of NFT digital artworks.

The drop, scheduled to take place on Makersplace will include 3 unique pieces of art :

  • A giant 1:1 piece signed by Hipworth which will exist both virtually as an NFT on the blockchain and physically with a giant frame installed inside the Amnesia club in Ibiza.

The lucky owner of this unique piece of art will have a lifetime VIP table at the club for him and 3 guests to be able to enter the club for free at any time to admire the physical version of his digital property.

Party goers will also be able to enjoy a unique experience while looking at the giant artwork inside the club with augmented reality.

  • A super rare edition of 150 numbered copies based on the iconic Amnesia pyramid. Buyers of this limited edition NFT will receive a unique medallion in the shape of the Amnesia pyramid, exclusively designed and handcrafted by Heart of Bone, a boutique jewelry workshop based in Melbourne, Australia. The medallion contains an RFID chip giving VIP access to the club for 2 persons with 2 drinks, every day of the season.
  • A limited edition (up to 999 copies) of an animated artwork based on the history of the club including unreleased music by Mar-T (Amnesia Ibiza’s resident DJ) and giving access to a secured vault where the NFT owners can listen to a curated playlist of 45 handpicked iconic tracks covering the last 45 years of Ibiza & Amnesia music history, year by year, a unique musical time travel experience.

“We have always been excited about new technologies at Amnesia, we were the first to install CO2 cannons inside the club, the first Ibiza club to have a website in the early days of the web and we will be the first ibiza club to open in the metaverse with Decentral Games, with this NFT collection and the precious help of Hipworth & Heart of Bone our aim is to be the first club to give a physical extension to to this virtual technology, to make the NFTs become alive, physically inside the club and daily around your neck” says Martin F. Vega, CEO and artistic director at Amnesia Ibiza.

“It is an honor for us at MakersPlace to work with Amnesia Ibiza, one of the most iconic clubs in the world, and the supremely talented Hipworth, an artist with a mesmerizing style who has been a force within the crypto art and NFT community from the beginning. Told through Hipworth’s unique collage art style, this collaboration symbolizes a celebration and unification of physical and digital connections, extending Amnesia Ibiza’s legacy onto the blockchain for the first time ever. This expansion of the physical world into the digital allows for a global celebration as we emerge from the covid lockdown era. We are extremely excited to be a part of this celebration!” says Aisha Arif, Community Marketing at Makersplace.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be collaborating with Amnesia on their first NFT which will also find a home in the club as a physical print. Showcasing my work with an institution like this is a super honour and I can’t wait to share the pieces” says Hipworth.

“Making material manifestations of the metaverse is something that we have been exploring for some time now so coming together on a collaboration of this nature was exciting and equally inspirational. Fusing together conceptual and and experimental design elements with the latest technology still using traditional bespoke craftsmanship is the kind of project that really got our heart beats up. We are thrilled to be collaborating with the extraordinary and brilliant team at Amnesia Ibiza and Hipworth says Emma Addams and Lenny Cohen from Heart of Bone.

The drop’s countdown has already started on www.amnesia.es/nft where buyers can register for the auction to take place on Makersplace this coming June 21st, at 21h 21mn 21s. 

About Amnesia Ibiza

Amnesia Ibiza is a club of the Amnesia Group. Since its opening in 1976, it has become one of the most popular Ibiza music venues globally. Big names from the music industry have performed at Amnesia Ibiza such as: Jamie Jones, Steve Aoki, Ricardo Villalobos, Armin Van Buuren, Calvin Harris, among others and globally renowned alternative artists such as Snoop Dogg, Justice, 50 Cent that are part of the huge list of its history. Amnesia has also won the Best Club in the World award in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 at the IDMA Awards in Miami.

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About Makersplace

MakersPlace is the premier marketplace for rare digital art. Launched in early 2018 by a team of early Pinterest leaders, Yash Nelapati, Ryoma Ito, and Dannie Chu, MakersPlace is considered one of the rare digital art movement’s earliest enablers, paving the way for the immense growth we are seeing within the space. Their mission is simple: enable a vibrant future of creativity by empowering the digital creators of the world.

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About Hipworth

Hipworth is a digital artist hailing from Melbourne, Australia who has worked with global brands such as Redbull, Carl Cox, Opera Victoria, Pioneer DJ and Bush Records to name a few. He has been active in the NFT and crypto art space since early 2020 and dropped NFTs on SuperRare, Nifty Gateway, MakersPlace, BlockParty and Kollectiv. His style combines collage, illustration, graphic design and 3D animation which he combines into rich textured landscapes that explore surreal and organic themes.

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About Heart of Bone

Heart of Bone is an Australian born-and-bred jewelry, accessories and lifestyle brand founded in 2013 by Creative Director Emma Addams. Entirely handcrafted from their Melbourne-based atelier and studio, HEART OF BONE creates gender-neutral bespoke statement pieces, with a dark edge and a rock & roll spirit, that have been making a splash across the globe. HEART OF BONE, loved by loyal fans and customers everywhere, is highlighted by the brand’s most iconic style: the Bad Bunny ring, now a global cult sensation and a favorite style of loyal customer and worldwide sensation, artist Billie Eilish. Addams has since built a globally recognized and admired brand that has a heavy hitting VIP client list including Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, Poppy, Drew Barrymore, Ghostemane, Courtney Love, Daphne Guinness, Karl Lagerfeld, Paris Hilton, The Blonds, Slash, Rick Owens, Dave Stewart, Jean Paul Gaultier, Dita Von Teese, Marc Jacobs, Diplo, Skrillex, Katy Perry, Janet Jackson, Kelly Rowland, Joel Madden, Kelly Osbourne, AC/DC and many more.

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An Explosive Bingo Rave is Coming to the UK

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After the bleak year that was, everyone is looking for eccentric thrills and entertaining spills this summer. And they don’t come much more explosive than an immersive Bingo Rave with Bingo Loco. For the first time ever, this worldwide brand is bringing epic throwback tunes, showers of confetti, outrageous performers and so much more to a major city near you this July.

Bingo Loco has filled theatres and venues across the world from New York to Dubai to Sydney, entertaining hundreds of thousands of people as it goes. Known for a trademark sense of madness that has turned the traditional game on its head, Bingo Loco is all about carnage and chaos with sensational prizes ranging from the amazing eg new car, VIP Coachella experience or week in Vegas, to the absurd such as a lawnmower or 10-foot teddy bears.

As well as that you can expect epic dance-offs, massive throwback tunes, CO2 cannons, confetti showers, speed Macarena, foul-mouthed wind-up merchants, cheeky stage performers, lip-sync battles, fancy dress, outrageous props, holiday giveaways, fantastic crowds, weird and wonderful times and of course, a not so casual game of bingo. 

Says William Meara, Minister of Mayhem at Bingo Loco, “The global demand for immersive and interactive entertainment shows that people want more from a night out. We’re all about more! We dragged bingo from the dark ages into a full-blown rave.  After over 800 shows, we fine-tuned the formula for the perfect social experiment! Oh, and not to mention the weirdest and wackiest prizes ever with previous prizes ranging from trips to Vegas and a boat, all the way to a Nobel space hopper! No two shows are ever the same and that keeps our customers coming back time and time again.”

Through July, this outrageous and unforgettable night out is coming to a major city near you with even planned in Birmingham, Ipswich, Watford, Gloucester, Colchester, Chelmsford, Romford, Nottingham, Plymouth, Brighton, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Derby, Kingston, Coventry and Exeter. 

Bingo Loco is the perfect post-lockdown experience and sensory overload for those who’ve been cooped up inside for so long. 

TOUR DATES 

02/07/2021

Watford Pryzm 

02/07/2021

Gloucester Atik 

1702/07/2021

Ipswich Unit 

03/07/2021 

Romford Atik

03/07/2021 

Colchester Atik 

 09/07/2021

Middlesbrough Empire

09/07/2021

Derby Bustler 

09/07/2021

Leeds Pryzm 

09/07/2021

Nottingham Pryzm 

09/07/2021

Brighton Pryzm 

09/07/2021

Plymouth Pryzm 

10/07/2021

Derby Bustler 

10/07/2021

Kingston Pryzm 

10/07/2021

Exeter Unit 1 

10/07/2021

Coventry JJ’s 

16/07/2021

Birmingham Secret Space 

Global Experiential Event Brand elrow Makes its Triumphant Return to The Brooklyn Mirage

Featuring A Very Special House Classics Set By NY Legend Todd Terry 

 Special b2bs – Josh Butler + Bontan and Will Clarke + Huxley

 Kings Hall Hosted by Desert Hearts, Saturday July 24 

It’s time to hug a tree, hug a flower, hug whatever and whoever, as long as you spread a bit of love and laughter

FROM 6:30 PM – 5AM

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“art and music extravaganza … a roaming celebration that is part Cirque du Soleil, part Alice In Wonderland.”  – The New York Times

 ‘the leading adult clubbing brand’ – NPR

After almost two years away, the #1 global roaming immersive party brand, elrow is beyond excited to announce its return to Brooklyn Mirage for Psyrowdelic Trip, a 10-hour musical, visual, and experiential extravaganza. Heating up the dancefloors for a stellar welcome back, today elrow announce their initial DJ lineup that includes leftfield collective Desert Hearts taking over Kings Hall, Saturday July 24, from 6:30 PM to 5:00 AM. 

Psyrowdelic Trip is one of the first shows to return to Brooklyn Mirage and one of the very first festivals to happen in New York post-pandemic. Get in the groove man, and move with the flow as the world’s top tech and house DJs drop the needle on the record!  Dennis FerrerLee ReynoldsTodd Terry playing house classics, Mikey LionMarbs, and Porky, plus Chelina Manuhutu b2b Francisco AlliendesJosh Butler b2b Bontan, and Will Clarke b2b Huxley, with many more to be announced. 

Psyrowdelic Trip is inspired by the freewheeling spirit of the late 1960s. In true elrow fashion, no expense will be spared in bringing to life the peace and love vibes of the era. elrow performers will be dressed as commune characters, hippies, alchemists, demonstrators, spaced-out trippers, and more. elrow’s famed artisans will convert the venue into a psychedelic playground with outrageous props and scenarios where revelers are encouraged to open their minds, share the love, and dance in harmony until they drop. In the words of elrow, “Hug a tree, hug a flower, hug whatever and whoever, as long as you spread a bit of love and laughter.”

““Its been a very long and challenging year and we are happy to say that we are finally back!!! We will dance, hug,smile and party together like never before…new york is our home and this show is the beginning of a crazy future ahead” Juan Arnau Jr, founder and CEO

“Two months ago we didn’t know if we’d be able to have elrow in North America before 2022 and today we are confirming our open-air festival. How lucky are we?! I feel so grateful and blessed that we will have an opportunity to dance together with the rest of elrow family in Brooklyn on July 24th at our favorite venue Avant Gardner,” says Michael Julian, Head of elrow North America.

As the theme suggests, this party is all about expanding your mind, tripping out to peace, love and happiness.elrow suggests that all you cool cats get ready for the wildest hippy commune to take over New York! Costumes are encouraged  — get those summertime flowers in your hair, and dress to the nines in your groovy threads patched jeans, halter tops, tie-dye, floral dresses, fringed vests, bellbottoms, and cutoffs. 

As one of the most sought after experiential events in the world, elrow’s strength comes from its reputation, with NPR calling it, ‘the leading adult clubbing brand’.  Since its 2016 U.S. debut in NYC which attracted 800 attendees, elrow has steadily expanded its footprint in the United States, growing in notoriety and reputation. It now attracts more than 5,000 revelers per show.  The New York Times gave praise, calling it an “art and music extravaganza … a roaming celebration that is part Cirque du Soleil, part Alice In Wonderland.” elrow hosts the globe’s craziest parties to attend!  

DJ Lineup:

A-Z

Chelina Manuhutu b2b Francisco Alliendes

Dennis Ferrer

Josh Butler b2b Bontan

Lee Reynolds

Marbs

Mikey Lion

Alan Nieves

Porky

Todd Terry (house classics)

Will Clarke b2b Huxley

PLUS MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Psyrowdelic Trip Sonar Fest

About elrow 

Media Praise From:

“The Médicis of raving” -THE GUARDIAN

“An immersive, multi-sensory experience for thousands of people.” -NEW YORK TIMES

“A Worldwide sensation… arguably one of the most popular global parties currently.” -FORBES

“A themed ‘happening’ … a premium on the entire clubbing experience.” -VARIETY

“One of the most successful and outlandish party brands around the world.” -BILLBOARD

“Legendary” -MIXMAG

“The world’s most popular clubbing brand.” -RESIDENT ADVISOR

“A Colorful, Musical Circus” -BIZBASH

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About elrow:

elrow was conceived in 2010 by Cruz and Juan Arnau, the sixth generation of entrepreneurs of the Arnau Family, who also founded the Monegros Festival and the legendary Club Florida 135 in Fraga, Aragón. In 2017, elrow entered into an investment and partnership agreement with Superstruct Entertainment, a live entertainment platform backed by Providence Equity Partners. elrow is the umbrella brand of a series of fully immersive, themed shows, which have become a global point of reference in the field of circus-inspired parties thanks to its perfect mix of the best electronic music with unimaginable scenarios, frenzied performances and outlandish characters. 

Hailed as the number one party in Ibiza, elrow also holds lauded residencies in Madrid, London, Dubai and Amsterdam. Additionally, the mighty elrowTown traveling festival has expanded to four cities, including Antwerp, Amsterdam, Edinburgh and London throughout 2019. elrow has consistently broken attendance records with over 2 million people attending 134 shows hosted across 65 cities in 33 international territories.

elrow has taken the world by storm with the wildest and most hilariously over-the-top environments at their shows, a huge factor in their meteoric growth from a small Spanish party headquartered in Barcelona to a global entertainment powerhouse that’s now won over 80 cities in 6 continents with worldwide residencies. 

Panic in L.A. Roars Back with Rakim and DJ Jazzy Jeff Performing Live Together for the First Time Ever

Panic in L.A. Roars Back with Rakim and DJ Jazzy Jeff Performing Live Together for the First Time Ever

ORLOVE’s iconic ,genre bending, hip hop party Panic in L.A., returns after a four year absence, August 20th when the legendary pair of Rakim and DJ Jazzy Jeff perform on stage together for the first time ever. Under the newly launched banners of Orlove by Day and Orlove by Night, the electrifying ORLOVE collective is also set to host a series of already sold out boat and pool parties around L.A, including LAMP 8-Year Anniversary with Mark Farina, their Daft Disko, San Junipero – a unique Retrowave boat party, collaborations with Deep House Brunch and Genius Loci Festival, and much more between May 29th and September 18th. All this proves the game-changing American promotion is ready to bust out of pandemic hibernation in serious style. 

Panic in L.A. is the hip hop arm of the ORLOVE brand and in the past, it has hosted beat-making royalty such as DJ Premier, Raekwon, Sango, Pomo, Mix Master Mike, Craze and Giraffage. It has been four years since the last Panic party but the wait has been worth it to get Rakim and DJ Jazzy Jeff on stage together for the first time in history with Thee Mike B of Banana Split Fame as support. Each Panic event to date has been a memorable throw down with next-level light and sound and incredible energy from the crowd. 

These two are true hip-hop giants who have helped to define the genre over numerous decades. Rakim was of course one half of seminal duo Eric B & Rakim and is regarded as one of the most skilled and influential rappers of all time. Jazzy Jeff is the multi-talented producer, writer and DJ  who has won Grammys for iconic tunes like ‘Summertime’ as well as developing vital artists such as Eminem, Jill Scott and many more. Having them together on stage for the first time ever is set to be a true moment in hip-hop history. 

ORLOVE only launched in 2016 but since then has blazed an incredible trail. The brand has been responsible for creating, crafting and partnering on some of the most sought-after parties in the U.S. and in 40 markets spanning over 250+ parties per year.  From West Hollywood HQ to the rest of the world, Orlove has championed rising stars as well as internationally renowned guests such as FKJ, Questlove, Nina Kraviz, DJ Premier, Holy Ghost!, Giorgio Moroder, Roy Ayers, Raekwon and many more. They have also partnered with numerous prestigious brands like Soulection, Dim Mak and Ministry of Sound to create experiences that bridge the gap between genres, fans and artists globally.

Despite the difficulties of the last year, the team has not slowed down. In 2020 they launched the online music series Under the Covers to showcase musicians around the world covering current, cutting-edge music, and already this year they have launched the online podcast On Top of The Covers, before now unveiling this mouthwatering run of parties. You can check On Top Of The Covers here. The podcast has since turned into a community with millions of views and thousands of subscribers, not to mention a monthly reach of approximately 2.5M across all social and email

Says Orlove’s Matt, “Extremely proud of the work our team has accomplished over the past year and a half while our events side of the business was on hiatus. Especially with things starting to open back up again, never have we been more focused with the direction of the ORLOVE brand as we continue to scale globally.” 

May sees a special Memorial Day Weekend blowout with a first-ever deep house brunch sunset pool party at Catalina Classic Cruises, before a second during the day at Skybar at Mondrian. June includes a San Junipero Retrowave boat party full of cinematic, 80s-influenced dance cuts by some of the best Retrowave and Synthwave artists out there, plus Daft Disko, a house and disco party inspired by the famous French robots, as well as a Genius Loci Boat Party. A further boat party is planned for September with one and only house legend Mark Farina headlining LAMP’s 8 Year Anniversary on the 18th

There is much more to come from ORLOVE this year, but already the first wave of events is mouthwatering indeed. 

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LISTINGS:

5/29 – Deep House Brunch Boat Party – Sold Out

5/30 – Deep House Brunch Pool Party @ Skybar – Sold Out

6/19 – The Hustle @ Resident 

7/3 – San Junipero Boat Party – Sold Out

7/4 – Deep House Brunch Boat Party – Sold Out

7/4 – Skybar 4th of July Pool Party

7/9 – Daft Disko @ 1720

7/23 – Take Me Out @ 1720

7/24 – Genius Loci Boat Party – Sold Out

8/20 – Panic in L.A @ 1720

9/4 – Genius Loci Boat Party

9/5 – Genius Loci Pool Party

9/18 – LAMP 8 Year Anniversary w/ Mark Farina

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Mathame unveil debut NFT collection: ‘Angel Alphabet’ 

Mathame announce debut NFT collection, Angel Alphabet, The First Metamyth – 

They will also do a OVR Live Performance

Drop goes live on May 30th at https://foundation.app/mathame

Visit https://www.angelalphabetcollection.com for more info

As electronic artists, Italian techno duo Mathame considers technology to be the mother of their world. Having always wanted to cross the line between music and art, they are now about to do so in spectacular fashion with the launch of their very own Angel Alphabet NFT. Mathame will be donating a portion of proceeds from the sales to Carbon180 in their efforts to offset and reduce carbon emissions. 

Mathame is an Italian techno pair who bring real depth of emotion to their grooves. They release on labels like Tale Of Us’s Afterlife, Sony/B1 and have a truly emotive and deep techno sound that’s full of melody. They are still riding high off the success of their globally acclaimed 2020 BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, and have recently launched a groundbreaking series of mixtapes that have been put together with a brand new A.I. algorithm developed to test the power of the new M1 processor architecture by Apple. “Old Neural Mixtape Vol.1” landed in March 2021, with further installments to follow throughout the year. But now they lead from the front with this game-changing new multi-media NFT project.

Says the pair, “With Angel Alphabet, we are trying to solve a problem that we felt from the beginning: Where are the big stories, the Myths, and Legends of this new digital metaverse? So we called a crew of 12 visual artists that we love and we challenged ourselves to build the very first MYTH of the Metaverse. We named it “metamyth” and after research we wrote a simple concept to tell a fictional story where DigitalBot and Angels fought, and during the battle, Angels lost their Alphabet somewhere in the Metaverse. The challenge was to imagine the shape of the letters, where they were and how they got there, and present them to the public. The output of the research will come in 12 unique pieces of digital art. But this is just the beginning of a new media narrative.”

Each artwork is a unique, 30-second audio-visual offering that immediately drops you deep into Mathame’s archeo-futuristic world. There is a narrative to each one, with dramatic and cinematic music bringing real energy and tension to the abstract visual. Some feature liquid metal shapes displayed like sculptures on a rock planet, others see colourful clouds drifting through a haunting space and there are also explosions of particles in glass boxes, fields of flowers blowing in a warm wind featureless figures framing more abstract digital art. They are soothing, fascinating pieces that very much get you lost in the moment and admiring the beauty of the forms and textures.

On the day of release fans will be invited to experience Mathame’s OVR live performance where they will be presenting the full collection and playing a set in a unique virtual world via https://www.ovr.ai/. This avant-garde project will be explained via Mathame’s socials and fans will then be invited to download the OVR app and experience the special virtual reality private viewing of the full collection at 7pm on May 30th. 

Ovr is the decentralized platform for geolocalized AR/VR experiences. We use NFTs as spatial domains: basically, we divided the world into 300 sqm hexagons, each one represented by an NFT. Just like on the web where people own a web domain and control the content over there, in OVR people who own the NFT representing a geographic location will decide the AR/VR content for their own hexagon. Some of the major uses for this include gaming (PokemonGo style), live events, virtual retail, virtual exhibitions, avatars, tourism, real estate showcase, art exhibitions and many more

NFTs are transforming the digital art world, “ Non-Fungible-Token” aka NFT are one-of-a-kind token that represents a unique asset or content that can be bought and sold by collectors; using blockchain technologies to keep track of provenance and ownership. When a collector buys an artist’s pieces as an NFT, they’re buying the unique token representing the digital artwork. Ownership is then recorded in a tamper-proof way by the token, which also guarantees the artist a percentage of any future sales.

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