REZZ Weighs In On The Concept Behind Her Sets & Pleasing Fans

REZZ has been snagging some serious attention recently, and for good reason. Her productions are rife with a cavernous vibe that slinks along to a surreal gait, and after catching the attention of deadmau5 and mau5trap, 2016 is proving to be the year of REZZ.

So far, her 2016 tour has been a dream come true, but when it comes to pleasing everyone, REZZ has no reservations. Magnetic Mag caught up with the newly minted member of the Mau5trap family to get her opinion on the values of her vision and what it’s like to finally be touring.

“Even though sometimes I’m at clubs where I’m like ‘maybe I shouldn’t play this downtempo weird stuff,’ but I’m always just like ‘nope!’ The reason I got into this is is because I want to have my vision and portray my vision how I want to do it, you know? If I’m compromising my sets just to satisfy a certain audience, then I’m not doing that. I would risk getting booed off stage just to do what I do.”

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Source: REZZ Weighs In On The Concept Behind Her Sets & Pleasing Fans

David Guetta’s Euro Performance Backlashes

While it was pretty cool seeing over 90,000 fans crowded around the Eiffel Tower in Paris’ Stade de France last night, David Guetta’s opening performance for the 2016 Euro was… weird.

In between flower clad dancers wiggling about, Guetta’s enthusiastic knob twisting, and a strange blue penis erecting during his set, what fans witnessed at the onset of UEFA’s Euro 2016 was interesting, to say the least.

blue penis guetta

blue penis guetta

However, as expected, more than a few people were put over the edge and took to Twitter to voice their frustrations. Have a look through some of the responses below.

Sorry but if your country is the birthplace of Daft Punk and you wheel out David Guetta, you deserve to lose every single game #Euro2016

— Daniel Graham Parker (@dgp202) June 10, 2016

I respect David Guetta, not many DJ’s can play music out loud to a stadium without any of their DJ equipment plugged in, sorcery and magic.

— Fatjon Dekaj (@TwitAj93) June 10, 2016

Opening ceremony beautifully summed up by one guys reaction #EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/gExgHBDMSJ

— Scott Westwood (@uncleodders) June 10, 2016

So, um, the #EURO2016 opening ceremony has started. pic.twitter.com/w97R4KrriE

— Miriti Murungi (@NutmegRadio) June 10, 2016

#Euro2016 opening ceremony is on drugs, I tell you. pic.twitter.com/lt24v5BmFx

— Miriti Murungi (@NutmegRadio) June 10, 2016

H/T Sports Joe

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Source: David Guetta’s Euro Performance Backlashes

The Flying Dutch Festival Swedish Journey Cancelled Because Of Avicii

Talk about influence… the entire Flying Dutch Festival – Swedish Journey has been cancelled because promoters Alda Events are not confident in Avicii’s ability to show up.

In a press release posted to their website early this morning, Alda Events claims that attempts to reach Avicii’s team and confirm his presence at the festival have gone unanswered. Avicii’s appearance at The Flying Dutch would have been his final performances in the Netherlands.

“These past weeks we experienced uncertainty because Avicii was cancelling a lot of shows all over the world,” says organiser John Ewbank. ‘Our request to Avicii and his management to provide a guarantee of his attendance at our event went to no avail. They can’t vouch for his presence. This uncertainty is unacceptable. We can’t do that to our audience.”

“We regret this very much, also because these would be his final shows in our country,” said Allan Hardenberg of Alda. “We understand that the fans will be disappointed, especially because everyone realises how unique this event would have been.”

The Flying Dutch was to take place on Saturday, July 30 in The Hague, Nijmegen and Den Bosch and would feature Dada Life, Alesso, Steve Angello, and a “special guest duo” that we can only assume to be Axwell Λ Ingrosso. The fact that Avcii’s absence alone is enough to cripple the festival is a testament to his star power in his home country.

Everyone who had already bought a ticket will receive a refund. They will be informed by Alda Events, and their website will also contain information about how to get a refund.

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Source: The Flying Dutch Festival Swedish Journey Cancelled Because Of Avicii

Billboard Reveals Annual Power List, Diplo Named Dance Artist of the Year

With the awesome success of Jack U over the past year, the title of “Dance Artist Of The Year” could have been a toss up between either Skrillex or Diplo. However, with his other project Major Lazer also garnering massive success, the choice was clear: Diplo.

Billboard revealed their 3rd annual Power List of DJs and execs this morning, with Diplo coming out on top. For this achievement, Diplo was given the cover feature of the latest issue of Billboard, along with an extensive feature piece that you can read here, but he doesn’t exactly seem proud of it.

“The DJ world is the corniest f–ing group of people,” he says, shaking his head. “We’re not celebrities, we’re not famous for any good reason. We’re just … really lame. Besides people like Dillon Francis, who makes fun of the whole thing, or Calvin Harris, it’s a sinking ship. It’s a really lame culture. I’m sad that I’m part of it, but I play the game.”

The rest of the artists included in the power list include everyone from veterans Above & Beyond and Kaskade, to newer acts like The Chainsmokers and Martin Garrix. Other solid choices like Flume, Kygo, DJ Snake and Steve Aoki also made the list.

The list also included execs in the music industry, including event coordinators, managers, and so-called “gatekeepers.” These individuals are at the top of the music industry, controlling much of what ends up on a lineup, on the radio, or even on an artist’s album.

See the whole Power List here.

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Source: Billboard Reveals Annual Power List, Diplo Named Dance Artist of the Year

Your EDM Premiere: Taiki Nulight – XX [Insomniac Records]

Big news, Insomniac Records is back and in a BIG way! Ahead of EDC Las Vegas and their 20th anniversary, the newly restored label is releasing a massive compilation this Friday featuring many up-and-coming acts that are sure to take dance music by storm in the next year.

One artist on the compilation is Taiki Nulight, whose track “XX” made it on. The track immediately conjures up thoughts of acid techno visionaries like Boys Noize, with its dark and brooding punctuated synth tones and organic percussion.

“I am excited to announce the long-awaited return and relaunch of Insomniac Records this summer,” said Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac. “And what better way to kick things off than with a special EDC Las Vegas compilation, showcasing some of the artists performing at the Insomniac Records stage for our 20th anniversary. Featuring work from producers like 12th Planet, Rusko, UMEK, and Slander, it’s the perfect mix to get people hyped for the festival.”

For the first time since its inception, Insomniac Records will host its own stage — Upside-Down House — at EDC on June 17 and 18. Artists performing include Awe, Two Fresh, Gladiator, JSTJR, Rell The Soundbender, Habu, Landis LaPace, Bot, Astronomar, and Sacha Robotti — all of whom appear on Insomniac and Interscope’s EDC compilation.

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Source: Your EDM Premiere: Taiki Nulight – XX [Insomniac Records]

Win Tickets to EDC Las Vegas and Experience Pierce Fulton’s set!

The electric sky is creeping in as we speak and everyone is patiently awaiting to be reunited with the other hundreds of thousands of people looking for some magic in their lives. EDC Las Vegas is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited here at YourEDM and that goes for the artists playing the event as well. Which is why Pierce Fulton wants to make sure all of his fans get the opportunity to join in on the excitement!

We are lucky enough to be giving away two (2) separate 3-day GA passes to EDC Las Vegas next week! Thats right, two different winners will each get a chance to dance under the electric sky with us! All you have to do is enter in the contest below and the winner will be chosen sometime tomorrow so keep an eye on your email!

See Pierce Fulton at EDC Las Vegas! (Contest on Hive.co)

Not only do you get a chance to make it to EDC this year now but you get the chance to catch Pierce Fulton bring his music to life just like so many artists do when they take the stage in Vegas. Pierce recently released a new song entitled Losing You which has become his newest single. Take a listen below as well as watch the video of him creating it!

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Lane 8 Does The Unthinkable, Bans All Phone Use In Latest Show

In today’s world, phones are as ubiquitous as ever. They have become a veritable extension of our body, and are always within arm’s reach. While they do offer temporary level of comfort and amusement, these devices take away from reality and experiences in the present. Club settings exemplify this type of behavior, as it has become common for a sea of phones to dominate the dance floor. People often watch the show through their screen, effectively taking away from the experience in the moment.

Enter Daniel Goldstein, who grew tired of playing to a phone-obsessed crowd. Slated to play at Mezzanine in his hometown of San Francisco, the DJ known as Lane 8 conceptualized a new show with one goal in mind — eradicating all phone use. He fittingly called it “This Never Happened,” and explained on his Facebook page, “we invite you into a space where the only thing that matters are the people in that room, the music and the magic that happens when those things interact. An event where the dancefloor will be a phone and photo-free space.”

Entering the venue, a slim piece of tape was placed on everyone’s phone, covering both the front and back camera lenses. An unusual buzz engulfed the club, as people seemingly arrived wide-eyed, excited to experience this one-of-kind night. Awaiting Lane 8, loud banter filled the room and not a phone could be seen spanning the dark dance floor. It was apparent that those in attendance were committed to respecting this abnormal request, not only for Daniel but also for themselves. As Lane 8 hopped on the decks, everyone’s focus darted to the stage. Fans shrilled in anticipation and music finally began to fill the room. Throughout the set, phones were non-existent, not even a balloon drop mid-set could entice the crowd to whip out their devices. There was a genuine and engaging energy reverberating throughout the club, and Lane 8 fed off of it. He expressed his gratitude over the mic, as adulation reflected through his body language. With the night coming to a close, the same intensity the night had started with remained, and still no phone could be seen. Lane 8 proved that a show sans phone is possible and opened the doors to what possibly could be the next best trend in electronic music.

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Source: Lane 8 Does The Unthinkable, Bans All Phone Use In Latest Show

Tomorrowland Boasts Over 30(!!) Different Stages

Tomorrowland is back! Planet Earth’s largest EDM festival has returned with over 30 different stages and way too many artists for me to even count.

While the main-stage has no shortage of superstars from KSHMR to Steve Angelo to Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Martin Garrix and more, the rest of the lineup also features an obscene amount of talent spread out across a wide variety of artist curated and label stages in addition to the regular festival curated stages.

The first day will feature 9 stages in addition to the main stage with curated ones such as Laidback Luke’s label Super You & Me, a trance stage featuring Aly & Fila and Gouryella (Ferry Corsten), Jamie Jones presents Paradise, and perhaps the most anticipated show of all: the Eric Prydz and Deadmau5 b2b on the mau5trap stage.

A quick glance over at the day 2 lineup will tell you that Tomorrowland’s upped its game to 13 stages on the day including mainstage. While Axwell Λ Ingrosso, The Chainsmokers, and the rest of their mainstage cohorts will draw most of the attention Axwell’s Axtone stage, the Lost Frequencies curated stage, hardstyle Q-Dance stage, Adam Beyer led Kozzmozz techno stage, and more should give you a wide variety of other sounds to explore.

Sunday sees another 12 unique stages bringing our total count for the three-day festival up to an amazing 33 different stages. The Barong Family stage would probably be one of my go-to stages with a huge bass lineup led by Jauz, San Holo, and even a NGHTMRE vs. Slander set. For fans of lighter house music, Bakermat has curated one of the best deep tropical house stages for Bakermat and friends including Sam Feldt, Matoma, and Michael Calfan.

The festival takes place Friday July 22nd to Sunday July 24th in Boom, Belgium, and if you haven’t yet purchased tickets I’m sorry to say that it’s completely sold out so you’ll be stuck at home with me.

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Source: Tomorrowland Boasts Over 30(!!) Different Stages

The Indy 500 Snake Pit Is Everything You Need For Memorial Day Weekend

When you witness an event grow from its inception, there’s always a hint of pride that goes along with being there from the start. The Indy 500 Snake Pit is one such spectacle.

Revamped in 2012 after several reincarnations, the Snake Pit has quickly risen to be one of the biggest draws for the Indy 500. Midwest promotions company, React Presents, has been involved in this event for the last two years and has helped the Snake Pit become a household name for dance music fans across the country. As part of the world’s largest spectator-sporting event, the Indy 500 is a sea of people (this year was the first ever sold-out Indy 500, drawing in over 350,000). However, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is uncompromisingly huge, fitting a golf course, helipad, and second racetrack all inside the grounds.

The Snake Pit itself is nestled inside the IndyCar racetrack, and has a rich history that you can check out here. Having been headlined by Benny Benassi, Krewella, Diplo, Afrojack, Kaskade, Dillon Francis, and more, this year’s monstrous lineup was much deserved, especially for the race’s monumental 100th running.

Featuring DJ Mustard, Skrillex, Zeds Dead, and Martin Garrix, this year’s installment of the world’s fastest party was nothing short of colossal. Zeds Dead threw down in typical bass fashion, Skrillex fired away with insatiable energy, and Martin Garrix dropped the unreleased “Follow Up” to “Forbidden Voices.” Where else in the world can you catch this caliber of artist before three in the afternoon?

And being held on Memorial Day, in the heart of the Midwest, at a race event, of course there’s going to be an abundance of red, white, and blue in every shape, form, and cloth available. Also, since the Snake Pit abides by the same rules as the speedway, you can bring in all the booze you want so long as your cooler fits the permitted size, which is a serious game-changer. However, all the patriotism and free flowing alcohol means attendees should be hyper-aware of staying hydrated and rested.

In the heat of summer, with little shade in sight, hydration is the name of the game, and the Snake Pit has one of the better harm reduction initiatives I’ve seen. For those who stick it out to jam at front-of-stage, the Snake Pit’s H20 Ambassadors are their savior. We all know getting out of the crowd once you’ve mobbed to the front is nearly impossible, and these ambassadors are there to make sure these dedicated fans stay hydrated and healthy. On hand with water bottles and water buckets, these volunteers quite literally saved the day.

Skrillex Indy 500 Timmy KusnierekSkrillex Indy 500 Timmy Kusnierek

Additionally, the Snake Pit’s VIP service is another brilliant feature. This year’s VIP sold out in record time, and understandably so, as the VIP area harbors the only real shade available, and the viewing platforms are vital for getting the best look at the stage. Getting down in a massive crowd will forever be one of my favorite things, but this year’s turn out made me glad to have a little extra wiggle room.

Even if you aren’t a racing fan, it’s time you venture to Indiana to check out the greatest spectacle in sports, and while you’re at it…immerse yourself in the chaotic uniqueness of the Snake Pit. It’s an experience you won’t forget!

 

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Source: The Indy 500 Snake Pit Is Everything You Need For Memorial Day Weekend

Disco Fries Release Remix EP for “Earthquake” feat. Command Sisters

There is nothing quite like hearing your favorite song for the first time. It’s a magical experience that always stays with us. Fortunately, electronic music lets us relive that same feeling with a bit of a twist as remixes get released.

This time around, we share that moment with Disco Fries and their remix EP for “Earthquake” featuring Command Sisters, released with Armada Music. The original track, released in 2015, was quite the progressive house banger itself but this conglomeration of fresh takes make it a hit on several other platforms.

Dekagram’s remix of “Earthquake” revamps the track into the festival anthem we will be hearing a lot of this season, while Glover takes the sound into more of a deep house vibe. Arizon’s remix, being the most drastic sound change of the three, lets the Command Sisters’ vocals create a more laid back melody— perfect for your Summer ’16 playlists.

Check out The Disco Fries’ remix EP for “Earthquake” featuring the Command Sisters below!

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Source: Disco Fries Release Remix EP for “Earthquake” feat. Command Sisters