Prepare for the madness. TomorrowWorld’s first lineup announcement is here — and it’s huge. Avicii, Bassnectar, David Guetta, Skrillex, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Diplo, Kaskade, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero, Richie Hawtin, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, and Zedd are among the festival’s announced headliners, while countless other acts will also touch down in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia (southwest of Atlanta) for the second stateside incarnation of Tomorrowland on September 26-28, 2014. Up-and-comers Andrew Rayel, Dyro, The Chainsmokers, and TJR are also on the bill, alongside established names like John Digweed, Ferry Corsten, and Laidback Luke.
Welcome to our Aussie-packed Thursday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Flume reworking Lorde’s “Tennis Court,” Chet Faker talking about his new album, and Terrence Dixon delivering A Mind Of His Own. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
Today, it’s Canadian dance-music god Deadmau5 in a grudge match against Canadian indie-rock gods Arcade Fire. You may recall recently, when, during Arcade Fire’s Coachella set, frontman Win Butler took a couple cheap shots at dance music’s rise to prominence by, one, bringing some pretty rough Daft Punk imitators onto the stage with him to play a slowed-down version of “Get Lucky,” and two, shouting out “all the bands still playing instruments at this festival.” Well, Deadmau5, being the confrontational guy that he is, has fired back at the band on—you guessed it—Twitter, saying, “arcade fire needs to settle down. some dudes devote their lives to instruments, others to electronic composition by cpu, dafuqs yer problem?” among many other things.
Steve Angello will be hosting his third annual Size in the Park on Saturday, May 17th from 7:00 pm to midnight. Following two memorable years in New York, the Swede has chosen to return home to Stockholm and present this year’s event in “King’s Garden,” a centrally located park in the Swedish capital.
With dance music slithering its way into every element of modern culture, it was only a matter of time before it took over the inflight entertainment systems of large-carrier airlines. Fortunately for you, dear dance-music fan, that means an altogether new listening experience for your next zip across the Atlantic as airlines like British Airways are tapping some of electronic music’s biggest names to craft special mixes for their flights.
The beat goes on for Electric Zoo. New York City’s premiere electronic music festival is scheduled to return to Randall Island Park over Labor Day weekend (August 29-31) for its sixth annual event while ensuring the safest experience possible. According to an earlier Magnetic report, there was some concern that the event would not be granted permits after two drug-related deaths caused the cancellation of day three in 2013.
Steve Aoki just announced to Billboard that he’s set to drop the first half of his double album Neon Future, via his own Dim Mak imprint, on August 12. The release will be followed by a headlining show at New York’s Madison Square Garden on August 16, and Neon Future II will arrive early next year. The record finds Aoki collaborating with the likes of Fall Out Boy, Empire of the Sun, will.i.am, Flux Pavilion, Bonnie McKee, Machine Gun Kelly, and Wacka Flocka Flame, the latter of whom appears on the LP’s first single, “Rage the Night Away.”
Watch out weekend warriors for LA’s own strawberry gang! When they attack, they go hard! HARD Summer just released its official 2014 lineup premiering in a new trailer and what an impressive list it is. Skrillex and Diplo (as Jack U), Tiësto, Disclosure, Dillion Francis, A-Trak, and more are playing one of Southern California’s premier electronic music festivals that’s slated to take place at the Whittier Narrows in El Monte, CA. on August 2nd and 3rd. Catch the full trailer now and get tickets here.
Were you there out in the blazing California desert or was it just a Couchella mirage? Coachella has just released its official 2014 recap for the annual music and arts festival that touched down over the past two weekends in Indio, CA. Featuring over 35 of the festival’s most notable dance acts including Outkast, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Girl Talk, Dillion Francis, among many others, the two-minute slow-mo video set to Virtual Boy’s “Sandias” takes you on a magical journey back through the defining moments of both weekends. Watch it now.
Miami Music Week and Coachella, without a doubt, help to set the tone for the summer dance-music season they precede. Naturally, many of the jams you’ll be hearing long into the fall and winter first appear at these two huge gatherings, and one such track, Dillon Francis’ bangin’ remix of Daft Punk’s “Harder Better Faster Stronger,” has been made available for your free downloading pleasure after the man’s performance at Coachella this past Easter weekend.