Over the three-day Memorial Day weekend this past May, the inaugural Mysteryland hit US shores taking place in Bethel Woods, New York (the site of 1969′s Woodstock festival). The premier of this massive outdoor festival left a lasting impression on all the artists, DJs, fans, and friends that made it happen. It was a real case of history repeating itself for many of those who were in attendance.
Welcome to our Tuesday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Deadmau5 teasing his Gumball 3000 driving performance, a second fatality is being reported in the aftermath of EDC Las Vegas 2014, and some of the festival’s best sets. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.
For many, turning 21 is quite an eventful year that most remember as a blur of bars, booze, and some laughs. However, for 21-year-old Amsterdammer Jordy van Egmond (better known as Dyro), 2014 has been packed with DJing at some of the world’s most popular festivals, traveling the globe, and becoming the youngest “highest new entry” ever in the DJ Mag Top 100 Poll. Quite a feat for the young Dutchman.
Imagine the ultimate pool party. Now, imagine the ultimate pool party in South Beach Miami featuring Tiësto. Sound like perfection? This summer, the third annual iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party is returning to the landmark Fontainebleau Miami Beach on June 27th-28th, as part of the luxury hotel’s BleauLive concert series. This year’s exclusive poolside bash is better than ever with two amazing nights of star-studded performances from some very talented popular dance artists including the Dutch dance maestro himself.
Congratulation goes out to the world’s current number one DJ Hardwell as his exclusive edit of J-Trick and Deorro’s progressive house track “Rambo” hits the #1 position in our Beatport Top 100. It’s a massive main-room stomper.
Hardwell, the world’s current number one DJ, is bringing his “I Am Hardwell” tour to Australia this fall in October for three massive outdoor shows. Today, the 26-year-old Dutch producer announced more details on these dates. He’ll play Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl on October 3rd, Sydney’s The Domain on October 4th, and Brisbane’s Riverstage on October 5th, with fellow countryman Kill The Buzz in support at all three shows.
Play fanatics! This week, we’ve got an amazing new remix competition featuring Filipino-Dutch DJ producer Laidback Luke (born Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen), 37, who has made a name for himself over the past decade. As you may already know, he’s a cool, chill dude who definitely brings the heat behind the decks. Along the way, he’s collaborated with some of the biggest names in dance music including the world’s current number one Hardwell, Steve Angello, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Aoki, A-Trak, and Diplo, among many others. Now it’s your turn to impress Luke and his label management team. Ready to get discovered by winning our latest Play remix competition? Make your mark by revamping Laidback Luke & Marc Benjamin’s electro-house banger “We’re Forever.”
Over the weekend, the Governors Ball 2014 took place in New York at Randall’s Island featuring Skrillex, Disclosure, James Blake, Grimes, Classixx, among others. One of this year’s most anticipated performances was on Sunday night, June 8th, when ex-Swedish House Mafia members Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso closed out the festival with a high-octane set, their first as a duo, featuring fireworks, lasers, pyrotechnics and, best of all, several new songs.
Congratulations to Sander Van Doorn, Martin Garrix, and DVBBS for their new track “Gold Skies” as it takes over the #1 position in our Beatport Top 100.