The summer season is nearly upon us, and, like you, we can’t wait to get partying in the sun. Fortunately, there’s a slew of awesome festivals in our midst, a few of which have just announced their lineups. Without further ado, here’s a handful of gatherings we’re getting stoked on.
“No government. No rules. Just go out and have a good time.” That’s the opening salvo of Underground Zero, the first film we’d like to highlight in a new weekly feature called Friday Matinee, in which we’ll hip you to a classic dance-music film or documentary that you can absorb over the weekend.
It’s official. TomorrowWorld—the first North American installment of the much-ballyhooed Belgian festival Tomorrowland—has confirmed a headlining slot for former Swedish House Mafia member Axwell, who’ll take the stage on sometime between September 27, 28, and 29, on the festival grounds near Atlanta, GA.
We were cautiously excited to hear today that Diplo has apparently signed on with 20th Century Fox Pictures to both exec-produce and star in a film about dance music—a sort of 8 Mile meets Project X for the raver set, it would seem. While we can’t offer much more than that info, we’ve gotta say that these types of films have a history of ending up kinda silly when they hit the big—or small—screen. In that spirit, we’ve assembled a series of the silliest dance-music movies out there.
Belgium’s behemoth Tomorrowland Festival is one of Europe’s top destination events for the electronic-music set, so it’s with much pleasure and anticipation that they announce TomorrowWorld, their first foray into the US festival market. TomorrowWorld will take place in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, about 40 miles outside of Atlanta, over September 27, 28, and 29, and its lineup will be officially released in April.
Sure it’s just February, but with festival-announcement season in full swing, it’s high time we took a look at the most promising dance-music gatherings of the year ahead. Whether it’s been going for 20 years, like Barcelona’s venerable Sónar Festival, or if it’s a relative newcomer to the scene, like Playa Del Carmen’s BPM Fest, if it rocks, it’s got our attention—and hopefully yours, too. Read on for a killer list of must-attend parties this year.
Like clockwork, your Friday fix is here. Check out this week’s brand-new, pre-cut music packs for Mashbox, the app that lets you mash-up your favorite dance music and pop songs on your iPad.
Indie dance, deep house, psy-trance, and more fill out today’s crate:
- Nikky – My Salad [Gothic Disco]
- Nikky – Red Alert [Gothic Disco]
- Sharam Jey – Ain’t Nuthin [Bunny Tiger]
- Neelix – Leave Me Alone [Spin Twist Records]
- Acumen – Attitude [Time Has Changed]
Folks, there’s been a lot of chatter about this Friday’s Mayan predictions. Whatever those prophecies may hold, we know one thing—we might as well go out with a party, right? So, in that spirit, we asked a bunch of DJs to tell us what they’d play for their last song on earth. Here’s what they came up with.
Today, and for just today, November 26th, we’re happy to announce that we’re offering 25% off everything in the Beatport store, plus grab selected Sounds packs at a huge discount.
That means, for these 24 hours, take 25% off all purchases at Beatport.com and download a host of select Beatport Sounds sample packs for just $4.99, including Victor Calderone & Mike Frade Tech House 1, Progressive Electro Essentials, Future Sound of Swedish House, and tons more.