Lineup announced for this years Mysteryland Festival

Mysteryland, the world’s longest running electronic festival, announces the entire program for this year’s weekender. The festival which focuses on music, culture & arts and sustainability, takes place on Saturday August 27th and Sunday August 28 in Haarlemmermeer. On the line-up are world class players such as Diplo, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Galantis (LIVE), Sam Feldt, Robin Schulz, Tchami, Gorgon City, Seth Troxler, Dave Clarke, Surgeon featuring Lady Starlight, Wildstylez, Brennan Heart, A-Trak, and Sander van Doorn. Some newly added names to the already massive ­program include KSHMR, Quintino, R3hab, Larry Tee, Robert Owens, What So Not, Darq E Freaker, Heidi & Cajmere, Tommie Sunshine, Chez Damier, Joost van Bellen and Angerfist. Tickets for Mysteryland are on sale now through tickets.mysteryland.nl.

Grammy winners alongside emerging talent
Two-time Grammy winner and Major Lazer mastermind Diplo, who has worked with Beyoncé, Madonna, Skrillex, and Justin Bieber, will be closing out the Mainstage on Sunday with a spectacular grand finale. Another Grammy winner, the Dutch DJ and producer Afrojack who recently scored big with his hit ‘Hey’, will be providing the final show on Saturday. Other artists on the same stage this year include Martin Garrix, KSHMR, Sam Feldt, Robin Schulz and Lost Frequencies. More than 300 other artists can be found on the line-up on the festival website mysteryland.nl.

Line-up Saturday August 27th

All artists in alphabetical order.

MAINSTAGE
Headlining Act: Afrojack
Curbi / Don Diablo / Galantis (live) / KSHMR / Lost Frequencies / Sam Feldt / Sleazy Stereo

THE BIG TOP HOSTED BY SPINNIN’ SESSIONS
Bolier / Bougenvilla / Firebeatz / Jay Hardway / MC Haits / Mike Williams / Pep & Rash / Quintino / R3hab
Sander van Doorn / Tony Junior

Q-DANCE
Audiotricz / Brennan Heart / Coone / Frequencerz / Hard Driver / Luna / MC Villain / NCBM / The Viper
Wasted Penguinz / Wildstylez

ELROW
Eddy M / Ici Sans Merci / Marc Maya / Santé & Sidney Charles / Seth Troxler / SKREAM / Tom Trago / OPACITY / Boddika / Haeken / JP Enfant / KARENN (live) / Luke Slater / ROD / Stefan Vincent

CIRCUS OF LIFE
Special guest: MK
Coyu / East & Young / Eton Messy / Franky Rizardo / Mike Mago / RIVA STARR / TCTS / YAX.X

SUPERTOYS
Cleo / DiscTwins / Doppelgang / Fashionpack / Jodie Harsh / Larry Tee / Tommie Sunshine / Valentijn de Hingh

VIEZE POEZENDEK
Anne-Fay / Bush Bush / Christal Empire / CMC$ / Covergirl Sunny / Darq E Freaker / Hey Girl Hey / Mitchel Kelly / Phalerieau & Alainde Lon / The Flexican & Sef

RADIO NOET-NOET
András / Arif / Radio Noet-Noet / Sadar Bahar

BOLLYWOOD BAR: STUDIO BARNHUS X TRIPHOUSE ROTTERDAM
Baba Stiltz / Frits Wentink (live) / Steven Pieters & Khalil
Studio Barnhus (Axel Boman, Kornél Kovács, Pedrodollar ) / Taylan Alan & Martinos Tsavidis

HEINEKEN X KRIS KROSS AMSTERDAM
Alamaison / Boehmer / Dennis Branko / DJ Turne / Girls Love DJs / GTA / Kris Kross Amsterdam / Naffz
Puinhoop Kollektiv / Snelle Jelle / Walter Looks

CRAZY TOWN
A.S.S. / Bot & Beautiful / Cherr du Perr & Darling 10 / Childsplay / FeestDJRuud / Henzel & Vingerwerk
Mia More / Onderkoffer / Super Social / Vriendje van Ferry

HEALING GARDEN
Circle of Shells / Dansmeditatie by Sanna Holdert / Despacho by Light Up Today / Drishti Beats
Hang by Thomas Kwakernaat / Hypnotrain / Idodidid & Rque / Phrixus / Raagmala Suite / Roger Spees

Scents of Music / Sjamanistische Transreis / Studio Harten Aas / Tandava Mediatie / Vijf Ritme Sessie

CULTURE & ARTS
Antal Ruhl / Atelier Ari / ATM / Bacchus Wijnfestival / Buro Curious / Circus Engelbrecht / Cocktails & Lulverhalen
Covenant Soundsystem / Crooning Jazz Club / Duke of Tokyo / Kate Raudenbush / Marchien Bel / Ninjin
Onno Poiesz / Rob van Dam / Robert Bose / Studio Toer / The Amazing Agency / WERC
 

Line-up Sunday August 28th.

All artists in alphabetical order.

MAINSTAGE
Headlining Acts: Diplo | Martin Garrix
Boys Noize / De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig / East & Young / Gorgon City / Hugel / Robin Schulz / Tchami

Q-DANCE
Adaro / Angerfist / Atmozfears / Bass Modulators / Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo / Da Tweekaz / Frontliner
Kutski / MC Villain / Rebourne / Sound Rush

ELROW
Andres Campo / Apollonia / Heidi & Cajmere / Michel de Hey & Benny Rodrigues / Patrick Topping
Reinier Zonneveld / Toni Varga & De La Swing

DAVE CLARKE PRESENTS
Dave Clarke / Detroit Love: Carl Craig & Stacey Pullen / Gary Beck / Green Velvet / Joran van Pol / Rebekah
SURGEON & LADY STARLIGHT LIVE

HEINEKEN X THE PARTSYQUAD PRESENTS: REBEL YARD
Alvaro / A-Trak / Boaz van de Beatz / Cesqeaux / Dirtcaps / DJ Punish / Lady Bee / Ronnie Flex & Lil' Kleine
Rugged / The Partysquad / What So Not

SUPERTOYS
Doppelgang / Egbert-Jan Weeber / Hard Ton / Jeff Solo / Joost van Bellen / Kim Ann Foxman / Martin Duvall
The Sweetbeats

IS BURNING
Andy Butler / Boris / Carlos Valdes & Sandrien / Chez Damier / Robert Owens / Titia

RADIO NOET-NOET
Africaine 808 (live) / Nozinja (DJ) / Oceanic / Radio Noet-Noet / Woody

BOLLYWOOD BAR
Baris K & Afrobot / Kejeblos / Steele Bonus & Calypso Steve

CRAZY TOWN PRESENTED BY FEESTDJRUUD
ANBU NEVLO / Bennie Disko / Daisy's Dj Team / David Ghetto / Dr Phunk / FeestDJRuud / Flamboyant
Fountain of Youth / JPackmc / Mike Cervello / The Galaxy

CULTURE & ARTS
Antal Ruhl / Atelier Ari / ATM / Bacchus Wijnfestival / Buro Curious / Circus Engelbrecht /
Cocktails & Lulverhalen / Covenant Soundsystem / Crooning Jazz Club / Duke of Tokyo / Kate Raudenbush Marchien Bel / Ninjin / Onno Poiesz / Rob van Dam / Robert Bose / Studio Toer / The Amazing Agency / WERC

David Guetta, Tiesto, Eric Prydz and more to headline Electrobeach 2016

France’s biggest electronic music festival Electrobeach is set to have worldwide fans gravitating to it’s latest edition, as it prepares to return to the stunning Port-Barcarès for its fourth official anniversary this July. In a line-up packing enough weight to make galactic waves, a celestial cast of David GuettaTiëstoMartin GarrixEric PrydzAxwell / IngrossoHardwell, Martin Solveig and many more are amongst confirmed names for 2016 – with the festival announcing the addition of a brand new techno-focused stage for the very first time.  

 Constituting a solar system of acts big enough to have orbits of their own,Electrobeach eclipses all for this year’s three-day spectacular. French supernova David Guetta acts as captain, with a whole array of groundbreaking and ground-shaking artists set to join him. ‘Opus’ hitmaker Eric Prydz will make an appearance alongside Dutch superstar Martin Garrix, with the Tiësto returning in triumph as do Martin Solveig and Axwell / Ingrosso. The festival even welcomes red carpet rebel Ruby Rose to it’s A-list clique, as well as Moombahton master Dillon Francis, Nile Rodger’s and Rihanna collaboratorNicky Romero and IDMA’s number 1 Global DJ Hardwell.

Upholding the French Tricolour and all the passion of its dance community, the ‘Treasured Soul’ of Michael Calfan is confirmed, as well as one of Forbes’ ’30 Under 30’s DJ Snake. This year’s Beach Stage will be purely focused on the countries most exciting exports – welcoming the likes of Norman Doray andGregory Klosman – and sees Electrobeach putting French DJ’s and nightclub residents at its front and centre throughout the weekend. Paris’ Fun Radio are also on the scene with their specialist selectors, set to air a ‘le son dancefloor’ out of studio and under the sun; likewise, Flaix FM crash the party from Catalan to flex their own respected residents. In a festival first, Electrobeach’s patriotism will be pushed even further with a prized demonstration from thePatrouille de France – a flyover of famous flair that will fill cloudless skies in what’s set to be a stunning weekend highlight.
 
Proving themselves attuned to the meteoric rise of techno, Electrobeach’s next and last trick for 2016 is to call on the cut of crews in CocoonLuciano & Friends, and a yet to be announced third force. With Cocoon’s very own SvenVäth on board, the festival packs no punches with the addition of dance legendLuciano. Label residents Marcus Fix and Cesar Merveille will represent each brand respectively, making Electrobeach’s latest expansion both equally authentic as it is exciting.
 
With Electrobeach 2016 continuing to captivate crowds as it celebrates every eccentricity of the electronic music scene, its position in the festival calendar shines brightly. For those looking for a picture perfect setting and pitch perfect sound, its three-day offering is an unmissable one.

Diplo, Seth Troxler and more lead Mysterland lineup

Mysteryland The Netherlands, the longest running dance festival in the world, proudly presents the first wave of acts confirmed for 2016. On Saturday and Sunday, August 27th and 28th, visitors can enjoy an entire weekend of adventure in a world of electronic music, art, and culture. An absolute audience favourite on the program is two-time GRAMMY winner Diplo, who is known amongst other things as Jack Ü, and for his Majorlazer act with the worldwide hit “Lean On”. Martin Garrix will perform again this year after a fantastic endshow performance at the previous edition. In addition, artists including Afrojack, Dave Clarke, Detroit Love (Carl Craig b2b Stacey Pullen), Galantis (live), Robin Schulz, Seth Troxler, Tom Trago and Wildstylez are also confirmed. The full lineup will feature more than 350 names and will be fully announced in April. Tomorrow, on Thursday, March 31st ticket sales begin via mysteryland.nl.

World Stars on the Mainstage
Diplo, who this year took home not one, but two GRAMMYs, will be closing out the Mainstage on Sunday in spectacular fashion. On Saturday, the honourable Dutch DJ and producer Afrojack who has worked with A-list stars including Beyonce, Madonna, and David Guetta will be gracing the decks. Radio hit machine Robin Schulz stands on the same stage, as does Galantis (live), Gorgon City, Tchami, Lost Frequencies, and Sam Feldt. Absolute hardstyle legends will be stomping the grounds at the Q-dance stage including Wildstylez and Brennan Heart. In the Spinnin’ Sessions tent, it is up to Sander van Doorn and Firebeatz.

Techno legends and industry influencers
Mysteryland features artists from all relevant electronic movements. On the roster we have Seth Troxler, Detroit Love (Carl Craig b2b Stacey Pullen), Dave Clarke, Green Velvet, Skream, Karenn, the live project from Blawan and Pariah, Luke Slater and ROD representing the more alternative range between house and techno. A special guest on the lineup is Lady Starlight, an American singer and performer who plays a pivotal role in the career of Lady Gaga. During Mysteryland she will be accompanied by techno legend Surgeon. Other acts on the program are Ronnie Flex & Lil’ Kleine, The Partysquad, and Kris Kross Amsterdam.

Installations by international artists
Kate Raudenbush, the American artist who in 2014 made The Wishing Tree for Mysteryland, is best known for her work on Burning Man Festival. This year, Kate will be responsible for the creation of the Mainstage, The world famous balloon artist Robert Bose, renowned for the Balloon Chain on display at Coachella, will represent an air display on the Floriade Terrain. The artist duo that is ATM will be building a gigantic permanent artwork on the festival site as a gesture to all local residents.

Camping this year is open an extra day to visitors
Last year, all camping tickets were sold out within two hours. Visitors who manage to bag such highly sought after camping ticket this year, are invited to stay from Friday until Monday at the Holy Ground Camp. This is also where the pre-party is held on Friday, and the after-party on Saturday.

About Mysteryland
Mysteryland began in 1993 and is the longest running dance festival in the world. The festival focuses on electronic music, art, culture, talent, and sustainability. Mysteryland has been awarded by Julie's Bicycle with a “3 Stars Green Industry Certificate” which is the highest designation for sustainability within the creative arts, music, and theater industries. The festival is rated three stars by A Greener Festival Award. This year, Mysteryland is celebrating a multi-day edition for the second time in the former Floriade Terrain in Haarlemmermeer. Extended international editions of Mysteryland take place at the foot of the Andes in Chile, and the legendary Woodstock '69 site of Bethel Woods in New York, USA. Mysteryland is a concept of ID&T. For more information and ticket sales visit www.mysteryland.com

The first names announced in alphabetical order:
A-TRAK | AFROJACK | APOLLONIA | ATMOZFEARS |
BARNHUS (AXEL BOMAN, KORNÉL KOVÁCS & PEDRODOLLAR) | BOYSNOIZE |
BRENNAN HEART | DAVE CLARKE | DE JEUGD VAN TEGENWOORDIG |
DETROIT LOVE (CARL CRAIG B2B STACEY PULLEN) | DIPLO | DON DIABLO | FIREBEATZ |
GALANTIS LIVE | GORGON CITY | GREEN VELVET | GTA | KARENN LIVE | KRIS KROSS AMSTERDAM | LOST FREQUENCIES | LUKE SLATER | MARTIN GARRIX | MICHEL DE HEY B2B BENNY RODRIGUES | NCBM | RADIO NOET NOET |ROBIN SCHULZ | ROD | RONNIE FLEX & LIL’ KLEINE | SAM FELDT |
SANDER VAN DOORN | SETH TROXLER | SKREAM |STEVEN P. & KHALIL |
SURGEON FT. LADY STARLIGHT | TCHAMI | THE PARTYSQUAD | TOM TRAGO | WILDSTYLEZ |
MORE TO BE CONFIRMED….

Ultra Europe Phase 1 lineup announced for 2016

Ultra Europe
In a little over four months time, Europe’s Premier Destination Music Festival – ULTRA Europe – will welcome a dazzling array of DJs and electronic acts to the Dalmatian coast for its fourth annual edition.
 
Some of those headlining ULTRA Europe across three days, from July 15-17 at Split’s majestic Poljud Stadium, will be global megastars including (listed in alphabetical order) Above & Beyond, Adam Beyer, AfrojackAlessoArmin van BuurenCarl CoxDash Berlin, David Guetta,HardwellJamie Jones, Marco CarolaMartin Garrix, DJ Snake and Solomun.
 
Support comes from Gouryella, Hot Since 82, Ida Engberg, Joseph Capriati, Markus Schulz, Nic Fanciulli and W&W.
 
 
With Phase Two set to be announced for the main event very soon, and with lineups still to be revealed for the OPENING PARTY at Giraffe Palm Beach Club, Yacht RegattaULTRA Beach andRESISTANCE CLOSING PARTY, the second annual edition of Destination ULTRA is shaping up to be even bigger than ever before.
 
Destination ULTRA 2016 Dates:
 
July 14 – Opening Party @ Giraffe Palm Beach House, Split
July 15-17 – ULTRA Europe @ Poljud Stadium, Split
July 18 – Yacht Regatta @ Zlatni Rat Beach, Bol, Brač
July 19 – ULTRA Beach @ Hotel Amfora Grand Brach Resort, Hvar
July 20 – RESISTANCE Closing Party

South West Four 2015 – Sunday Review

There is one thing that is guaranteed every August bank holiday weekend in London, if you want to hear good electronic music, you go to South West Four which takes place in Clapham Common.  Now in its 11th year, the SW4 brand has skyrocketed and sells out year after year bringing to London the best electronic music acts the world has to offer.

This year was no exception with Faithless, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong, Gorgon City and more taking over Saturday.  On Sunday the likes of Skrillex, Armin Van Buuren's Gaia, Carl Cox, Loco Dice, Martin Garrix, Sigma and more had the crowds stomping like never before.

The other thing you can pretty much guarantee on in a August Bank Holiday is the rain!  Foutunately for us on Sunday, it stayed overcast most of the day and the rain held off.

This year SW4 had grown with a new arena and immediately you could feel that the grounds were a bit busier with the extra capacity than previous years.  Sunday headliner Skrillex took to the main stage just after 9pm with a massive LED screen setup that was displaying images from camera's pointed at his equipment and of the crowd in front of him.  A ever popular drawcard, Skrillex kicked off with his remix of Red Lips whilst managing to scale the setup to stand upon a platform and address the crowd to go crazy!  Tracks like the commercially popular 'Where r u now' have the crowd singing and bouncing to the drum and bass sound that Skrillex has mastered over the years. With the day turning into night, pyrotechnics going off above the stage, and a massive crowd adorning the main stage Skrillex brought to a close another successful weekend in SW4's history.

Earlier on in the day the crowd was treated to some high energy performances on the main stage by Basement Jaxx, Martin Garrix, Sigma & Gaia.  Basement Jaxx's full band and ensemble was a pleasure to watch as they belted out hits like 'Romeo', 'Do your thing' and crowd pleaser 'Where's your head at'.  Martin Garrix treated the crowd with a typical arms in the air performance playing out hits like 'Latch', 'Cant Feel My Face', 'How Deep is Your Love', 'Animals' and more.  Sigma brought their full setup to the SW4 main stage and did not disappoint.  Their performance was a highlight of the day and with a raft of hits well known to the audience, Sigma was the perfect mid afternoon act to set the tone for the rest of the evening.  Tunes like 'Higher', 'Show Me Love', 'Glitterball' & 'Nobody to Love' kept the crowd bouncing through the performance.  

Armin Van Burren brought the debut of his Gaia show to SW4 and it was quite different to Armin's previous performances. Resembling what can only be described as as a Star Wars Jedi in a hooded robe, both Armin and Benno De Goeji step up to the raised stage creating quite the mysterious atmosphere.  This is not an extravagant performance but musically its trance at its finest and the crowd reciprocates by dancing and applauding tunes like 'Tuvan', '4 elements' and more.  Its quite refreshing to see a performance that is purely about the music with some decent visuals to match.  There is no hands in the air or jumping on decks to get the crowd going, its two guys playing great tunes!

Elsewhere at SW4 Carl Cox and Loco Dice went back to back in the DJ Mag arena which was full from start to end.  It's always a given that if Carl Cox is playing you know what to expect from the big man.  His bouncing behind the decks and his driving bass heavy tune selection always whip the crowds into a frenzy.

Example took to a smaller stage in the Together arena and with the crowd up against all walls of the tent, it was easy to see that he has a massive following at SW4 having performed multiple times over the previous years.  You could feel the heat pouring out the gaps in the tent as Example treated the crowd to 'Watch the sun come up', 'Kickstarts' & 'Changed the way you kiss me'.

So another bank holiday weekend over and yet again another brilliant time at SW4.  If you need an electronic music fix next year in the August Bank holiday weekend then I suggest you get your tickets as soon as they are released for this ever popular festival.

 

 

Amsterdam Dance Events announce a massive first lineup for 2015

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world's biggest club festival and conference for electronic music, today reveals the first selection of artists that will perform from 14 to 18 October. The ADE is preparing for its 20th annual edition with 2,200 performing artists at one hundred of the most diverse venues in Amsterdam. Over 365,000 visitors from all over the world are expected to visit the event this year.

In the past twenty years ADE has grown into a globally renowned platform for the international dance and electronic music scene. The festival is the perfect place to spot the latest musical trends and emerging talents, as well as hearing the most recent work of both electronic music pioneers and leading acts from the mainstream and the underground dance scenes, across every genre of electronic music. In addition to the extensive live line-up of the ADE Festival, the daytime program, ADE Playground, offers music enthusiasts a large and varied program including exhibitions, in-store showcases, tech workshops, pop-up stores and film screenings all over the city centre. The business aspect of the event (ADE Conference) is recognized as the most important of its kind, presenting a broad range of conferences and networking opportunities that focus on music and technology, VJs & visuals, sustainability, dance & brands, new talent and the education of students.

Biggest club festival in the world
The ADE is the biggest club festival in the world with performances by 2,200 artists at 300 events spread over 100 venues. The five-day music program covers all things electronic music. Currently over 500 artists are confirmed. Among the first selection of artists announced today are:

&Me (DE), Adam Beyer (SE), Adriatique (CH), Agoria (FR), Alan Fitzpatrick (GB), Alesso (SE), Andhim (DE), Antal (NL), Anthony Parasole (US), Apollonia (FR), Armin van Buuren (NL), Art Department (CA), Axwell Λ Ingrosso (SE), Black Coffee (ZA), Bonobo (GB), Boris Werner (NL), Carl Cox (GB), Cassy (AT), Cleavage (NL), Chris Liebing (DE), Cristian Varela (ES), Damian Lazarus (GB), Dauwd (GB), Dave Clarke (GB), David Guetta (FR), De Sluwe Vos (NL), Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (BE), DJ Rush (US), DJ Sneak (CA), DJ Qu (US), Donato Dozzy (IT), Dubfire (US), Fernanda Martins (BR), Fort Romeau (GB), GE-OLOGY (US), George FitzGerald (GB), Green Velvet (US), Guti (AR), Happa (GB), Hardwell (NL), Henrik Schwarz (DE), Horse Meat Disco (gb), Hot Since 82 (UK), Hunee (DE), I-F (NL), Ici Sans Merci (NL), Ida Engberg (SE), Jeff Mills (US), Joran van Pol (NL), Joris Voorn (NL), Joseph Capriati (IT), Julian Jeweil (FR), Karmon (NL), Kate Boy (SE), Kollektiv Turmstrasse (DE), Kolombo (BE), Kraak & Smaak (NL), Len Faki (DE), Leon Vynehall (US), Levon Vincent (US), Maceo Plex (US), Machinedrum (US), Malawi (NL), Marcel Fengler (DE), Markus Schulz (US), Martin Garrix (NL), Matador (IE), Matthias Tanzmann (DE), Menno de Jong (NL), Midland (GB), Monika Kruse (DE), Moodymann (US), Nicky Romero (NL), Nicole Moudaber (GB), Nina Kraviz (RU), Noisia (NL), Nuno dos Santos (NL), Octave One (US), Odesza (US), Oliver Heldens (NL), Osunlade (US), Pan-Pot (DE), Paul Oakenfold (GB), Perc (GB), Petar Dundov (HR), PETDuo (BR), Petre Inspirescu (RO), Posij (NL), Raresh (RO), Rebekah (GB), Rebolledo (MX), Ricardo Villalobos (CL), Richie Hawtin (CA), Robert Hood (US), Robin Schulz (DE), ROD (NL), Romare (GB), Ron Morelli (US),Ron Trent (US), Rødhåd (DE), Sandrien (NL), Santé (DE), Scuba (UK), Seth Troxler (US), Showtek (NL), Sidney Charles (DE), Solomun (DE), Speedy J (NL), Stanislav Tolkachev (UA), Stefano Noferini (IT), Surgeon (GB), The Gaslamp Killer (US), The Hacker (FR), The Martinez Brothers (US), Tiësto (NL), Truss (GB), Tsepo (NL), Tyree Cooper (US), Vicetone (NL), Yellow Claw (NL) and many more.

 

SW4 2015 main stage lineups complete

When it comes to modern times, no other musical prodigy has dominated airwaves and filled stadiums across the planet like Martin Garrix. In the space of less than two years this Dutch teenager has taken the world by storm, with a list of achievements which often prove difficult to comprehend. Aged just 16, Martin became the youngest producer to have ever reached the number one spot in the Beatport charts. He has since achieved a UK #1 selling single, broke Top 10 charts in a further ten countries and headlined many of the world’s most popular electronic music festivals including Ultra, Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrowland and Mysterland. In an ultra-rare London performance, Martin returns to the Capital on Sunday 30th August to make his South West Four debut. We’re ready. Are you?

 

ALSO ADDED TO SW4 LINEUP…

CLAPTONE [LIVE]

KIDNAP KID · SAM DIVINE

JESSE JAMES & JOHNNY BLOOMFIELD · HILTON CASWELL · BOWLER

As one of the hottest artists currently residing in the global electronic scene, South West Four is delighted to bring Claptone’s incredible live show to London for the very first time on Saturday 29th August. Having featured on Radio1’s Essential Mix and headlined Ministry of Sound this past weekend alone, Claptone has been on a crest of a wave in recent times. His latest track ‘The Music Got Me’ achieved Essential New Tune status on Pete Tong’s Radio1 show a couple of weeks back, which along with ‘Forest Of Love’ and his superb remix of Gregory Porter’s ‘Liquid Spirit’, has completed a hat-trick of Claptone productions which have stormed Beatport’s ‘Deep House’ Top 10 this year. With more productions on their way this summer via his debut album, the man behind the mask will illustrate at SW4 that when it comes to 2015, this is the year of Claptone.

A key member of Rudimental’s colossal Black Butter camp, Kidnap Kid has ridden the house and garage renaissance of recent times, to develop his own sound that makes him difficult to pigeonhole. Setting the trends for others to follow, Kidnap Kid represents this very British sound on an international level. His record ‘Vehl’ won iTunes ‘Best Electronic Song’ of 2012, whilst his summer anthem ’Survive’ went straight to the top of the Hype Machine charts. Kidnap Kid has remixed a plethora of musical talent including Disclosure, Rudimental, Clean Bandit and Emile Sande and with the continued backing of Black Butter, the future looks very bright for this young tastemaker. Kidnap Kid can be found playing Fatboy Slim’s Smile High Club at SW4 on Saturday 29thAugust.

As the first lady of Defected Records, Sam Divine is the guaranteed floor-filler and party starter who has developed into one of the most popular and passionate DJs on the house circuit. Armed with a summer diary filled with tour dates across Europe and beyond, her sets are a blend of deep, vocal and Balearic house, with the mighty feline making her South West Four debut on Sunday 30th August. With a new summer residency on the horizon in the Defected room at Together at Amnesia Ibiza, Sam has carved herself a formidable path. Set to enjoy a strong and long lasting career we can’t wait to bring her to Clapham Common for the first time this August.

Creamfields announce lineup for 2015

Building on their winning formula they have delivered the biggest electronic line up you’ll see this year with an array of exclusive performances to boot, 4 Friday headliners2 colossal outdoor stages, a 14,000 capacity mega arena never before seen at Creamfields, 22 arenas across the weekend including Cream, Size, All Gone Pete Tong, Mistajam Presents Speakerbox, Pryda, Revealed, Goodgreef and Tidy as well as introducing 7 new arena hosts including Rebel Sound, Paradise, MK Area 10, Fatboy Slim Presents Smile High Club, Armada, ANTS, Nation and Pepsi Max.  

With far too many headliners to mention, we’ll let the full line up do the talking.  

Tickets on sale 10am Friday 27th February 2015.

CREAMFIELDS UK 2015

FRIDAY 28th AUGUST

REBEL SOUND ARENA

Rebel Sound:-

–       Chase & Status

–       David Rodigan

–       Shy FX     

Sub Focus      

Sigma ft. Justyce       

Maverick Sabre         

Tempa T

Craze 

Dimension B2B Kove

+ More to be announced

           

ARMADA

Armin van Buuren        

Andrew Rayel              

Cosmic Gate   

Ørjan Nilsen     

MarRLo            

Mark Sixma     

Jochen Miller               

           

REVEALED   

Hardwell         

W&W  

Headhunterz 

Dannic            

Dyro   

Sick Individuals          

Thomas Newson        

Kill The Buzz 

Julian Calor    

           

PARADISE

Jamie Jones                

The Martinez Brothers           

Eats Everything           

Richy Ahmed  

Mark Jenkyns B2B Russ Yallop

           

PEPSI MAX ARENA (SILENT DISCO)      

Danny Avila   

Deniz Koyo    

Tujamo

+ More to be announced       

           

CREAM HOSPITALITY (SILENT DISCO) 

George Kafetzis

Rob Casson

Adam Wilson

Paul Nunn & James Glover

Aaron Amihere

Ricochet Musica

           

SATURDAY 29TH AUGUST          

SOUTH STAGE       

Avicii  

Armin van Buuren      

Martin Garrix  

Cazzette

Arty 

John Dahlbäck & Albin Myers (Myback)

NORTH STAGE       

The Chemical Brothers          

Above & Beyond        

Annie Mac

+

It’s about to get Tropical on the North Stage….line up to be announced!

           

CREAM         

Knife Party     

Alesso

Laidback Luke             

Tommy Trash

Dillon Francis

Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano    

Danny Howard

Kryder              

Anton Powers              

           

SIZE   

Steve Angello

Don Diablo

AN21

Max Vangeli

Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman

Third Party

Sebjak 
Grum

Promise Land

Adrian Hour

+ more to be announced

 

ALL GONE PETE TONG

Gorgon City     

Pete Tong      

Hot Since 82    

Joris Voorn

Skream          

Andhim

Ejeca

Disciples           

Icarus  

Special Guest:  Ten Walls (Live)         

           

ANTS 

Seth Troxler     

Maya Jane Coles         

George Fitzgerald        

Kölsch (DJ Set)

Jackmaster

Ben Pearce    

Los Suruba       

Special Guest:  Andrea Oliva              

           

MISTAJAM PRESENTS SPEAKERBOX  

Andy C

High Contrast

Shift K3Y

Blonde

MistaJam

Preditah 

Logan Sama B2B Slimzee ft. Riko, Flowdan, P Money & Stormzy

Kurupt FM

99 Souls

WiDE AWAKE

Apexape

Special Guest: Chris Lorenzo

 

PEPSI MAX ARENA

Wilkinson        

Philip George

Mike Mago     

Redondo        

CamelPhat     

TCTS 

DJ SKT

LilRockit         

           

TIDY 

Tidy Boys       

Signum           

Andy Whitby  

Andy Farley   

Maddox & Townend  

Rob Tissera    

Cally Gage

Trap Two

Max Mozart

           

CREAM HOSPITALITY       

Jemmy

Sean Hughes

James Dutton

Josh Demello

Ed Mackie

Alan Hartley

Sean Dougherty

Gussy 

           

SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST

SOUTH STAGE       

Tiësto 

Afrojack

DVBBS          

Oliver Heldens             

MOTi  

Dzeko & Torres          

           

NORTH STAGE       

Hardwell         

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike     

NERVO

Carnage         

R3hab

Gareth Wyn

Special Guest: Steve Aoki 

           

CREAM

Axwell Λ Ingrosso      

Robin Schulz    

Otto Knows    

NEW_ID         

Sam Feldt      

Tobtok

+ More to be announced

 

FATBOY SLIM PRESENTS SMILE HIGH CLUB 

Fatboy Slim    

Duke Dumont

Breach B2B Paul Woolford   

The Magician 

Destructo       

Alex Adair      

           

MK AREA 10            

MK     

Cajmere vs Oliver Dollar       

Hannah Wants             

Kevin Saunderson     

Shadow child  

Toyboy & Robin           

Dantiez Saunderson  

Beckwith

+ more to be announced       

           

PRYDA          

Eric Prydz

Maceo Plex    

Adam Beyer   

Claude VonStroke     

Jeremy Olander         

Special Guest: Sasha            

NATION

Paul van Dyk 

Ferry Corsten 

Aly & Fila        

John O'Callaghan        

Simon Patterson

Bryan Kearney             

Rob Harnetty  

Special Guest:  Paul Oakenfold        

           

PEPSI MAX ARENA

Blasterjaxx     

Sander van Doorn     

Ummet Ozcan           

Firebeatz        

Julian Jordan

Hardman & Deavall   

+ More to be announced

 

GOODGREEF XTRA HARD

Lab 4 Live      

Audiofreq vs Kutski

Audiofreq

Kutski

Mark E.G       

Joey Riot        

JP & Jukesy

Argy   

Energy Syndicate

Shaun T B2B Tone    

Phil Mackintosh         

Unit 13

 

CREAM HOSPITALITY

Andy Mac

Junior J

Sam Rice

Adam Cartwright

Bernie Lee

Paul Dolphin

Ultra Music Festival 2015 First Phase lineup

Miami, FL – USA (January 7, 2015) Ultra Music Festival has today revealed Phase One of the DJ and Live Performance lineup for its seventeenth annual edition, taking place on March 27, 28 and 29, 2015 at the beautiful Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
 
With the Phase One announcement, Ultra Music Festival can once again lay claim to releasing one of the most exciting and diverse festival billings in recent memory, with every genre across the electronic music space represented by the biggest and freshest acts on the planet.
 
WATCH ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL PHASE ONE TEASER
 
AVICII will make his long-awaited return to the newly designed Ultra Main Stage having missed his 2014 performance due to illness. Famed for saving his most electrifying performances for the Ultra crowd (playing alongside Madonna in 2012 and debuting brand new material from his chart topping album ‘True’ in 2013), if past years are anything to go by fans are in for another incredible spectacle from the Swedish star. Fellow countrymen AXWELL^INGROSSO will be making their eagerly anticipated debut as a duo at Ultra Music Festival Miami, following a mesmerizing set at Ultra Japan in September 2014 and scheduled headlining sets at both Ultra South Africa and Buenos Aires in February 2015. With their first album as a pair set for release next year, a whole host of incredible new material is guaranteed to air. To add to the Main Stage fun, the likes of AFROJACK, ALESSO, ARMIN VAN BUUREN, DAVID GUETTA, ERIC PRYDZ, HARDWELL, KNIFE PARTY, MARTIN GARRIX, NICKY ROMERO, SKRILLEX, STEVE AOKI, STEVE ANGELLO and TIËSTO will all return to transform Bayfront Park into the world’s greatest electronic music gathering.
 
As a festival that prides itself on providing its fans with a huge range of varying sounds and experiences, Ultra Music Festival has also confirmed some of the most respected techno and deep house performers to join the more recognized names as headliners, with acts such as ADAM BEYER, CARL COX, DEEPDISH, DIXON, JAMIE JONES, LOCO DICE, MACEO PLEX, MARCO CAROLA and TALE OF US all preparing to bring their A-game to a range of the world’s most technically advanced stages.
 
Forever pushing the boundaries with its revolutionary live programming, Ultra’s now-legendary LIVE STAGE brings us something from every corner of the electronic music spectrum. Grammy-nominated RÖYKSOPP will play Ultra for the first time since 2011 to showcase their recently released (and what they claim to be their final) studio album, while South African rap duo DIE ANTWOORD, electronic group CLEAN BANDIT and Canadian vocalist KIESZA will all bring a different energy to the festivities, as they take to Ultra’s flagship festival for the very first time. Perhaps two of the most eagerly awaited shows across the weekend will come from Tropical House pioneer KYGO and virtuoso producer PORTER ROBINSON, who will each bring their own array of eclectic sounds to the befitting and iconic Klipsch Amphitheatre. With BASSNECTAR, KREWELLA and NETSKY assured to lay down a boatload of bass, Phase One also sees the likes of GORGON CITY, ODESZA and RAC confirmed to showcase their distinctive live shows.
 
Ultra ambassador and crowd favorite CARL COX returns to the ULTRA MEGASTRUCTURE for a groundbreaking eleventh year, in which the techno king will host his legendary CARL COX & FRIENDS across Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. Trance icon ARMIN VAN BUUREN will then take the reins of the fabled Megastructure on Sunday, March 29, to ensure the festival ends with a bang as he brings his ‘TOGETHER IN A STATE OF TRANCE’ show to the masses. Ever up-to-date with the latest trends in underground music, Ultra will also introduce a new setting this year in the form of the RESISTANCE stage, which will boast some of the very best techno and house from the world’s most exciting underground talent. Further information on all stages will be revealed in the coming weeks.
 
Adding further to the incredible list of aforementioned talent is a plethora of world-class artists, including ANDHIM, AGORIA, ANDY C, ART DEPARTMENT, BAKERMAT, BONOBO (DJ SET), CASHMERE CAT, EATS EVERYTHING, FEDDE LE GRAND, GALANTIS, GTA, GUTI, GUY GERBER, GUY J, HOT SINCE 82, JESSIE ANDREWS, JOHN DIGWEED, JORIS VOORN, JOSEPH CAPRIATI, KLANGKARUSSELL, KLINGANDE (LIVE), LAIDBACK LUKE, THE MAGICIAN, MARKUS SCHULZ, MARTIN BUTTRICH, THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS, MK, OLIVER HELDENS, PETE TONG, ROBIN SCHULZ, DJ SNAKE, DJ TENNIS, TENSNAKE, THOMAS JACK, TRIPPY TURTLE, UMEK, VICETONE, W&W, YELLOW CLAW, ZEDS DEAD and many more. See below for the full Phase One lineup.
 
DJ HEADLINERS
 
ADAM BEYER
AFROJACK
ALESSO
ARMIN VAN BUUREN
AVICII
AXWELL^INGROSSO
CARL COX
DAVID GUETTA
DEEPDISH
DIXON
ERIC PRYDZ
HARDWELL
JAMIE JONES
KNIFE PARTY
LOCODICE
MACEO PLEX
MARCO CAROLA
MARTIN GARRIX
NICKY ROMERO
SKRILLEX
STEVE ANGELLO
STEVE AOKI
TALE OF US
TIËSTO
 
LIVE HEADLINERS
 
BASSNECTAR
CLEAN BANDIT
DIE ANTWOORD
GORGON CITY
KIESZA
KREWELLA
KYGO
NETSKY
ODESZA
PORTER ROBINSON
RAC
RÖYKSOPP
 
ADDITIONAL LINEUP
 
12th PLANET
AGORIA
ALVARO
ANDHIM
ANDREW BAYER
ANDREW RAYEL
ANDY C
ANSOLO
APOLLONIA
ART DEPARTMENT
ASTR
BAKERMAT
BLASTERJAXX
BONOBO (DJ SET)
BREATHE CAROLINA
CASHMERE CAT
CASSY
CHUS & CEBALLOS
EATS EVERYTHING
EDX
EXCISION
FEDDE LE GRAND
GALANTIS
GOLDROOM
GRANDTHEFT
GTA
GUTI
GUY GERBER
GUY J
HEATBEAT
HOT SINCE 82
IDA ENGBERG
JESSIE ANDREWS
JOHN DIGWEED
JORIS VOORN
JOSEPH CAPRIATI
KLANGKARUSSELL
KLINGANDE (LIVE)
LAIDBACK LUKE
THE MAGICIAN
MAKJ
MANO LE TOUGH
MARCO BAILEY
MARK SIXMA
MARKUS SCHULZ
MARLO
MARTIN BUTTRICH
MARTINEZ BROTHERS
MATTHEW KOMA
MICHAEL BRUN
MK
NIC FANCIULLI
OLIVER HELDENS
PAUL VAN DYK
PETE TONG
ROBIN SCHULZ
SASHA
DJ SNAKE
SOLIDISCO
SUNNERY JAMES & RYAN MARCIANO
DJ TENNIS
TENSNAKE
THOMAS JACK
TINI
TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS (DJ SET)
TRIPPY TURTLE
UMEK
VICETONE
VINAI
W&W
YELLOW CLAW
YOUSEF
ZEDS DEAD

Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 Review

Originating from the USA, Electric Daisy Carnival, or EDC as it is more widely known, made its second trip across the pond to the UK this weekend, transforming Milton Keynes outdoor National Bowl into an entertainment spectacle.

Riding on the success of last years London based event, EDC 2014 offered a who's who of chart-topping EDM, (electronic dance music) producers, best known for their knob-twiddling skills and dance music know how.

Aside from the music, one of EDC's unique selling points (persistently featured in the promo videos) was the scale of special effects on offer. Promising the UK's largest ever 360 degree LED light display, pyrotechnics and hundreds of weird and wonderful performers, the organisers clearly aimed to make their event just as visually appealing as the music itself.

Musically, this years EDC boasted a diverse line up of British and European producers, with EDM duo Bassjackers opening the main stage at midday before Avicii's headline set in the late evening, with chart hits 'You Make Me' and 'Wake Me Up' lighting up the bowl.

Earlier in the day, Calvin Harris played a mid-afternoon set, including recent number ones 'Summer' and 'Under Control', with the majority of the crowd on each other's shoulders early on. It was a busy day for Harris, who hurried off to play a main stage set at T in the Park where he was joined and introduced by Will Smith! Not a bad day for Calvin, who achieved eight top-ten hits from his 2012 album, '18 Months'.

Meanwhile, over on the Cosmic Meadow stage, house music was the order of the day if EDM drops became too much for some. Route 94, who scored a number one earlier this year with his piano house track 'My Love' featuring vocals from Jess Glynne, opened the stage at 1pm with a well received set. Later on, Leeds success story Hot Since 82, real name Daley Padley, performed an evening set of deep house drawing on tracks from his album 'Little Black Book'.

Back at the Kinetic Field main stage, 19-year-old Dutch producer Martin Garrix, who topped the chart with the inescapably catchy 'Animals', which is given an outing today, as well as follow-up top-ten track 'Wizard and a remix of Empire of the Sun's 'Alive' drew a large crowd. Mixing Naughty Boy and Sam Smith's number one 'La La La' with his own new single 'Tremor', the chorus bass drops team with confetti and smoke machines going off in unison.

Next up was Steve Aoki, who is currently hosting his Aoki Play House residency in Ibiza, here making a rare UK appearance, dropping bass heavy tracks, 'Boneless' and a new collaboration with Afrojack, before scaling the grand DJ podium set up. While stood high, he threw numerous cakes at the crowd, something which has become synonymous with the 'Beat Down' producers energetic sets.

For only it's second visit to the UK, it's safe to say that Electric Daisy Carnival is here to stay, fulfilling a gap in the British festival market and offering a world class line-up! Next year's event can't come quicker!