It’s a big week for a pair of dance music’s heaviest hitters. Martin Garrix’s “Animals” has just been certified platinum, and Skrillex’s Recess LP debuted at #1 on the Billboard dance charts—which’ll likely add to many smiling faces at Miami Music Week. Come on in and see what else is happening.
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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.
It seems these days that there are as many dance-music festivals around the world as there are dance-music artists. Every day a new one appears to crop up out of nowhere. But that’s nothing to complain about, obviously; it’s just that there’s so much to choose from that it can sort of make your head spin. Fortunately, Magnetic is doing its part, and has shared a list of 20 “Life Changing EDM Festivals From Around the World.” So what makes the cut?
The BBC Radio 1 Residency is, naturally, one of the highest honors a DJ can have bestowed upon him or her, and today they announced the four new DJs to take over the airwaves with some regularity for the months to come. Trance and progressive legend Tiesto is the first of the big names revealed, along with Martin Garrix, Simon Patterson, and Brodinski.
Sensation has just announced the lineup for its Welcome to the Pleasuredome event at the Amsterdam Arena on July 5, and it includes Mr. White, Chuckie, Nicky Romero, Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and NERVO. Tickets for the event go on sale March 29 at 10 a.m. CET, right here. So, whether you live on the continent or are planning a summer trip abroad, get ready for one seriously huge party of white.
If you’re going to Miami, you probably don’t need 25 DJ sets to get you excited—you’re pretty stoked already. Nevertheless, we’ve got those for you, and an interview with one of the guys who made that wild video for DJ Snake and Lil Jon (see screencap above). Of course, there’s much more, too, including reports from Kraftwerk’s tour, details on KaZantip, and A-Trak’s thoughts on what’s needed in music, so come on in.
The Warehouse. The Music Institute. Paradise Garage. The Hacienda. What do all of these classic clubs have in common? None of them exist anymore. But that impermanence is half of their legacy. Come on in and consider what makes for a lasting club, plus, check out how you can hear Ultra’s broadcast, and much, much more in today’s roundup.
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.
Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance radio show isn’t just one of the most listened-to dance-music programs around—it’s also one of Miami’s most coveted events when van Buuren brings it to the Ultra Music Festival stage, as he has done for the past few years. In anticipation of this March’s ASOT 650 gig (yep, the show’s 650th episode), which van Buuren will play under his GAIA moniker, Ultra released a wrap video of last year’s performance (that’s ASOT 600, if you’re keeping track), and we’ve got it for you today.