If this isn’t proof that dance music has officially hit the mainstream, it’s hard to say what is. Avicii (alongside his impresario Ash Pournouri) is working with the likes of Carlos Santana, Wyclef Jean, and singer Alexandre Pires on the official anthem for this year’s FIFA World Cup.
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.
Swedish House Mafia are starting to seem like the Tupac of dance music, releasing a slew of material long after their tenure as a group has expired. Not only is their documentary Leave the World Behind hitting screens, but they’ve also just announced the upcoming release of a live album, entitled One Last Tour: A Live Soundtrack, which, as the title suggests, captures the group in the live setting on their last tour.
We know that Tiesto has played a role in the development of many dance-music artists, Martin Garrix being just one of the latest youngsters that he’s taken under his wing. Now Tiesto has partnered with soft-drink company 7UP for their Bubbling UP campaign, which sees him mentoring another six young acts in the making. Moti, Disco Fries, Danny Avila, and Moska are just a few of the Tiesto-affiliated artists who’ll be showcased in the campaign’s 7x7UP event series.
Just after having to cancel an LA gig a week back after hitting his head on an LED screen during a show in San Jose, Tiesto has announced that he’s got another cancellation on the books: his April 4 performance in Caracas, Venezuela.
We all know that Zedd is a multi-instrumentalist in the truest sense—and his knack for tickling the ivories is evident in a huge number of his songs. But did you know he can also pound out a rhythm behind the kit? It’s true. If you dig his track “Find You” with Miriam Bryant and Matthew Koma, then you’re gonna love this version that recently made it to YouTube.
Mysteryland, the world’s longest-running festival, has just announced the first part of its festival line-up for the Netherlands, featuring a broad array of music, art, acts, food, décor and theater, as well as an amazing mix of marquee DJ talent and underground artists. Confirmed DJ appearances include the world’s current number one Hardwell, Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix, Loco Dice, Chris Liebing, ISH & Dadara, and Kate Raudenbush.
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.
Nursing a massive Miami Music Week hangover? Us too. In this exclusive Monday edition of the Morning Roundup, we relive all the music, the magic, and the peak-hour madness that rocked Miami in 2014. Read on for the clubbed-out recap.