The festival lineup for this Memorial Day Weekend couldn’t get any hotter. Not only are Movement Detroit, EDC New York, and Mysteryland taking place that weekend, but now Tampa’s Sunset Music Festival has also thrown its hat into the ring, and to entice you, they’ve booked Zedd, Benny Benassi, Hardwell, and Krewella to headline the event.
Yep, it’s time for another list, this one from the venerable DJ Mag, which has named its top 100 clubs from around the world. So what do you need to know offhand? The new entries onto the list include Hakkasan, Light, Zouk Kuala Lumpur, Sky Room, and a few more; a number of Ibiza clubs populate the top 20.
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Miami Music Week is, of course, one of the most important weeks all year on the dance-music calendar, so if you’re heading east (or maybe that’s west, for our European friends), you’ll likely be scheduling out your plans far in advance. Allow us to be of some assistance to you with this handy guide to the best parties in Miami this March. Check out some Beatport Miami essentials here and keep coming back to this listing for more updates throughout the weeks to come.
As you may already know, Mysteryland, which is said to be the world’s longest-running electronic music festival, will hit the US this spring, setting up shop for the first time in Bethel Woods, NY (the site of 1969′s Woodstock festival), from May 23-26. Over the last two decades, the Dutch brand has made it its mission to bring together underground up-and-comers with dance music’s more mainstream heavy-hitters for an event unlike any other—one that’s handily earned its now 21 years of existence.
Today, promoters ID&T announced the lineup for Mysteryland’s first-ever trip to the US, and it’s a stellar one. Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Fedde Le Grand, NERVO, Chase & Status, Booka Shade, Jesse Rose, Chris Liebing, Dillstradamus (that’s Dillon Francis and Flosstradamus), and about 240 more acts will perform over the course of these three days.
Techno, as any true fan knows, comes in all shapes and sizes; classic Detroit, austere minimal, sleek tech-house, and deep and dubby are just a few of the obvious options. But one of its most revered forms is the punishing, pummeling version that was ear-bleedingly perfected in the Netherlands, Berlin, the UK, and, of course, its original Midwestern home.
You may not know it, but Belgian producer Coone has been plugging away at making hardstyle/jumpstyle bangers for the last decade. Of course, it’s only been in the last couple years that the style has jumped the pond, and now that it has, Coone finds himself as one of its elder statesman. A few months back, we sat down with him, where he told us about hardstyle’s polarizing effect and why it’s a necessity for DJs to produce their own tracks.
Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Seth Troxler’s got personality—so upcoming DJs, take a cue here when it comes to making yourselves interesting. Today, the outspoken Visionquester reviews a handful of tracks for FACT TV in his always-entertaining, oft-controversial style. Come on in and see what’s up.