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Ultra Worldwide announces Resistance Mexico City 2018

23/02/2018
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Ultra Worldwide has announced the return of its Resistance concept to Mexico City in 2018. The underground techno, tech-house and house focused event returns as a standalone festival from the 25th – 27th May at Club De Golf in Teotihuacán.

Resistance made its Mexico City debut in 2017 as part of the larger Ultra Mexico City festival. Resistance Mexico City 2018 is the concept’s first foray into a standalone three-day festival and arrives as Ultra celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Since its debut, various Resistance events have been curated in Shanghai, Tokyo, the UK, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Chile, Ibiza, Lima along with the seminal Miami festival.

Ultra Music Festival continues to hold the title of ‘The World’s No. 1 Festival’ according to DJ Mag readers. As previously announced, Carl Cox, Resistance’s global ambassador, will host a Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber and Paco Osuna b2b2b at Ultra Miami’s Megastructure on Saturday 24th March. At Ultra Miami’s ‘Spider’, J.E.S.u.S (Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Skream and Seth Troxler), Better Lost Than Stupid (Davide Squillace, Mattias Tanzmann & Martin Buttrich), Sasha & John Digweed, Christian Smith b2b B.Traits, Carlo Lio b2b Marco Bailey, Technasia b2b Hector and Guti b2b wAFF have all been locked to play.

Line-ups for the standalone Resistance festival anticipated shortly.

The promo tweet can be found below:

Skye News

Skye Energy Drink USA Launches New and Unique Fund Raising Program

17/02/2018
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On February 15th, 2018 Skye Energy Drinks USA will launch our SkyeFund program. This program is designed to provide organizations and non-profits opportunities to generate income with our unique product sales. A portion of these sales will be donated to various charities and foundations around the globe.

Our newly appointed Director of Fund Raising Projects, Mr. Dan Alch can be reached at dan@pureproductz.com or on mobile at 907-317-4208 will be available from 8 AM to 5PM PST to customize a program for interested organizations

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Spring Awakening locks deadmau5, Alison Wonderland, Tiësto, Sasha & John Digweed, more

14/02/2018
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Spring Awakening Music Festival has lined up Alison Wonderland, deadmau5, Oliver Heldens, Tiësto, Sasha & John Digweed and more for its three-day 2018 event, which is set to run 8th through 10th June at at Addams/Medill Park in Chicago.

Other acts billed for the June fiesta include techno dons Dubfire, Josh Wink and Lee Burridge, alongside EDM stars Steve Aoki, Hardwell and Slushii, plus a performance from Porter Robinson’s new alias Virtual Self.

DJ Mag is also set to host a stage at this year’s party with EDM hero Nicky Romero set to headline and acts like Cash Cash, Deorro, Destructo and Grandtheft on support.

Spring Awakening’s much-loved trance stage, aptly titled the Trance Arena, is also set to return in 2018 with Markus Schulz, Cosmic Gate, Aly & Fila and more all on the bill.

Other stages of note include the Bass Kitchen, which will explore gritty, bass-driven sounds, Sunday School, which will champion the coolest house and techno cuts, and Requiem, which will play host to more minimal, stripped down sonics.

You can listen to a Spotify playlist in honour of the DJ Mag stage at Spring Awakening Music Festival 2018 here. Tickets and more information can be found via the Spring Awakening Music Festival website.

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The Prodigy announce their only UK festival gig of 2018

12/02/2018
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The Prodigy have been announced to play Victorious Festival in Portsmouth this August, their only UK festival appearance of 2018.

The legendary rave trio will headline the Sunday night of the south coast festival, which runs from 24th to 26th of August. Other acts confrimed to play that day include Example & DJ Wire and Friendly Fires and more. Happy Mondays and Paul Weller are both locked to play on the Saturday along with the likes of Paloma Faith, Everything Everything and Billy Bragg.

Taking place at Southsea Seafront over the bank holiday weekend, Victorious promises to be a great weekend with a wide array of acts and a decent spread of genres.

The Prodigy bringing their infamous and inimitable live show to the Portsmouth festival comes after the group revealed they would be releasing a new album at some point this year.

Tickets for Victorious are on sale now, with Friday early bird tickets available for just £30.  Saturday and Sunday tickets cost £35 per day and can be purchased from the festival’s website.

 

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David Guetta’s BIG residency will return to Ushuaïa Ibiza in 2018

11/02/2018
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David Guetta is set to return to the While Isle this summer with the EDM star locked for another season of his BIG residency at luxe nightclub Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel.

Manning the club’s decks for six years and counting, Guetta will play an extended run of dates in 2018 kicking off on 4th June through to 24th September.

Speaking about his residency, David said: ”I’m so excited to be back at Ushuaïa with BIG for another summer season on my favorite island. I love to spend my summers in Ibiza and to play that amazing venue. It will be my seventh year working together with the Ushuaïa team and I can’t wait to return! Expect amazing lineups and a BIG production!”

With global sales in excess of 50 million albums and singles, as well as over 10 billion plays on YouTube and Spotify, David Guetta released his first songbook at the close of last year with music and lyrics to 42 of his biggest hits.

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Kappa FuturFestival locks Joseph Capriati, Derrick May, Adam Beyer, Marco Carola, Luciano, more

11/02/2018
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Kappa FuturFestival has dropped its phase one line-up for 2018. Joseph Capriati, Derrick May and Adam Beyer are among those locked to perform the Italian festival’s seventh edition.

Marco Carola, Solomun, Ilario Alicante and Luciano were also included in the initial 2018 artist announcement. According to a press release, 30 more artists are yet to be announced.

The premiere electronic music festival is expected to draw 50,000 techno lovers. In 2018, the organisers are adding an extra stage alongside the iconic hangers, thus expanding the whole festival area from 45k sqm to 65k sqm.

The festival has also partnered with 28 European organizations for a research project into the Internet of Things technologies. This project spans ticketing and on-site cashless system.

Kappa Futur runs 7th through 8th July in Torino, Italy. A weekend pass is only €60. €40 for single day passes.

The official 2017 Kappa Futur aftermovie can be viewed below:

Music

Tiësto extends Las Vegas residency until 2020

11/02/2018
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Tiësto is set to remain a Las Vegas fixture into the new decade. Hakkasan Group, the operator of the Hakkasan Nightclub and Wet Republic, has extended the DJ’s residency through to 2020.

“It is an honor to return to Hakkasan Group and to continue my residencies at Hakkasan Nightclub and Wet Republic,” provides Tiësto. “Vegas has come to feel like home, and through my residency with Hakkasan Group, I feel proud of the space we’ve created here for dance music. I look forward to many more opportunities to be inspired by this incredible city in venues that are consistently full of energy.”

Nick McCabe, CEO of Hakkasan Group, adds:”Since our Hakkasan partnership began in 2013, Tiësto has been an artist who delivers an amazing experience for our guests time and time again. We are thrilled to continue this relationship and are excited to kick-off his return with a weekend-long birthday celebration, and have several surprises in store for him to enjoy alongside his fans.”

The 2018 Hakkasan season for Tiësto starts on 11th January.

 

Events Music

Top 100 Clubs 2018 – Final Chance To Vote!

11/02/2018
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Voting in our annual Top 100 Clubs poll, powered by Miller Genuine Draft, closes in just one week’s time.

The poll, which is now in its 9th year, closes at 11:59pm BST on 14th February. This is the final week to have your say!

Since we opened the polls in December, almost half a million votes have been received from all corners of the globe.

Which dance floors have been home to your best memories? Which clubs have been central to your weekends? You can vote for any club, anywhere in the world. So whether you prefer your discos epic or intimate, underground or commercial, make yourself known by voting now!

The results will be announced in a dedicated print edition and on djmag.com on 29th March 2018.

Vote now at top100clubs.com.

 

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Drumcode Festival locks Nicole Moudaber, Amelie Lens, Pan-Pot, more

11/02/2018
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Drumcode Festival has announced the first wave of names for its inaugural event, which include December’s DJ Mag cover star, Nicole Moudaber, Adam Port b2b &Me, Amelie Lens, Pan-Pot, Nick Curly, La Fleur, Reset Robot, and Tiger Stripes.

As you’d expect, the label bossman, Adam Beyer, will be in full effect, along with a host of familiar faces from the stable. So far that means Bart Skils, Boxia, Dense & Pika, Enrico Sangiuliano, Harvey McKay, Ida Engberg, Ilario Alicante, Joel Mull, Joseph Capriati, Layton Giordani, Luigi Madonna and Roberto Capuano, Marco Faraone, and Pig & Dan.

Set for Saturday 18th August in the industrial haven of Amsterdam’s NDSM Docklands, already home to the likes of DGTL Festival, we can confirm the Drumcode extravaganza will involve production from Dutch legends Awakenings, four stages, and a lot of techno. Further details should be coming soon, but in the meantime take a look at these 10 moments that defined Adam Beyer.

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Rampage announces full lineup for 2018

11/02/2018
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The 16th edition of the explosive Rampage once again takes place at Antwerp’s giant Sportpaleis dome, and for the first time ever is an action-packed two-day affair running on March 2nd and 3rd 2018. That means you have even longer to get lost in the music and discover exciting new acts as well as enjoying sets from some real scene superstars.

Rampage 2018 headliners read like a who’s who of the d&b and dubstep scenes with huge international names like Pendulum, Andy C, Flux Pavilion, Snails, Camo & Krooked, Youngsta, Hatcha and Dirtyphonics joined by many more, not to mention Chase & Status, who in 2018 will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their debut LP More than Alot.

15,000 people pack out this world-famous venue and every year Rampage sells out because of its reputation for putting on the most thrilling and immersive events of this kind. Boasting the largest LED, light and laser show anywhere in the scene, Rampage is a multi-sensory experience that transports you into another dimension. Always priding itself on high-end production that’s on another level and is a feast for the eyes, no expense spared designs are made to create a feeling of unity and escapism between people from more than 45 countries around the world.

Full Lineup for 2018

Andy C, Chase & Status, Pendulum, Dirtyphonics, Camo & Krooked live, Brookes Brothers, SASASAS, Matrix & Futurebound, Flux Pavilion, Barely Alive, Hedex, Hatcha, Maduk, Funtcase, Current Value, Lifecycle, Cyantific, Upgrade, Youngsta, Voltage, Murdock, Cookie Monsta, Serum, Franky Nuts, Kings of the Rollers, PhaseOne, Audio, Doctor P, Logan D, Billain, Virtual Riot

TICKETS AND PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE VIA: FESTICKET