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Houghton Festival completes 2018 lineup with Helena Hauff, Mulatu Astatke, Antal

09/07/2018
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Horror Inc., Hunee, DJ Sotofett have also just been added to the Norfolk event.

The lineup for the second edition of Houghton Festival has been finalised.

Curated by Craig Richards and produced by Gottwood Festival, Houghton expands its roster of artists to feature Helena Hauff, Hunee, DJ Sotofett, Tama Sumo, Willow, Move D, Andy Blake, Binh and Akufen as Horror Inc. Live performances will include Mulatu Astake with Khruangbin, Red Axes, Dan Beaumont, Doc Scott, Billy Nasty, The Mole and Begin, with a live debut from Lost Souls of Saturn.

Brilliant Corners and Analogue Foundation’s travelling soundsystem Giant Steps will also return to the festival, presenting Donna Leake, Claude Douset, Pol Vallo, the Dalston spot’s owners Amit and Aneesh Patel and more.

Ricardo Villalobos, Andrew Weatherall, Margaret Dygas and Vladimir Ivkovic were included in the first round of artists performing at Houghton this summer, announced back in January. The art and sculpture programme is still TBA. The festival will take place from August 9th to 12th at Houghton Hall. Tickets are sold out.

See all the new additions below.

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David Guetta and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike announce Two Is One Collaboration for AMF

28/06/2018
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David Guetta and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have been announced as this year’s Two Is One performers at Amsterdam Music Festival (AMF).

The Two Is One concept was launched at AMF 2017, as Hardwell and Armin Van Buuren joined forces for an exclusive dual performance. This year’s pairing, which sees two former Top 100 DJs winners join forces for the first time, will be eagerly anticipated by fans of both artists.

AMF takes place on Saturday 20th October at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam. As the flagship event of ADE, the one day showcase features stadium-sized performances from the world’s biggest DJs and culminates with the Top 100 DJs Awards Ceremony in front of an audience of 35,000 dance music fans.

This year’s event also features the launch of the AMF Hotel (located at Corendon Village Hotel Amsterdam). The AMF hotel is said to be an exclusive space where fans from 108 countries who visit AMF can hang out before, during and after the show.

The full line up will be announced shortly. Early bird tickets are available now from amf-festival.com..

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British man stabbed to death at Hideout Festival in Croatia

28/06/2018
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Hideout Festival in Croatia has announced that an unidentified British male has been stabbed to death during an incident involving a group of men on Zrće Beach early yesterday morning (27th June).

The statement from the festival, which you can read in full below, states that a second British tourist remains in hospital following the tragedy.

The incident is reported by Croatian media to have happened outside The Kalypso Club on Zrće Beach between two separate groups of tourists. Seven people are reportedly now in custody.

You can read the full announcement from Hideout Festival regarding the incident below.

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BCM Planet Dance reopens in Mallorca

25/06/2018
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BCM Planet Dance has reopened in Mallorca, with punters walking through the doors daily since 9th June, marking the return of a true legend to the island.

The monolithic club boasts a capacity of around 4,000, Function One sound and a renowned lighting rig befitting the scale the place. Danny Howard, Nothing Else Matters and Cream are amongst the names set to be involved for this, its 30th season.

The Magaluf venue— which in the past has hosted Creamfields Mallorca amongst other major events— was closed for summer last year, but is now back in action. Prior to its hiatus the address had been a regular fixture in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs poll, ranking 10th in the world in 2016, with the likes of Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Deadmau5, Hannah Wants, David Guetta, Erick Morillo and even Snoop Dogg making appearances in the past.

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Swedish House Mafia tease 2019 tour dates

31/05/2018
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Swedish House Mafia look set to be going on tour next year after Axwell ^ Ingrosso teased fans at a show in New York City’s Brooklyn Mirage on Memorial Day (28th May)

Toward the end of the set the pair, who form two thirds of Swedish House Mafia, stopped the music and announced that there are indeed gigs lined up for the trio next week.

As can be heard in the video shared below, Axwell said to the crowd, “What do we do now? This is a big move. This has never happened before.  Should we cancel the Swedish House Mafia gig we’re planning next year? We are not sure they are ready for Swedish House Mafia in 2019.”

The duo went on to play SHM’s hit ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ as one of the set’s closing tracks while a banner with the trio’s name on it appeared on screen.

Of course, the Swedish House Mafia reformation rumour mill has been up and running for months now. After months of speculation , hints and teasers, the trio reunited at Ultra Music Festival in Miami back in March, claiming, “we’re Swedish House Mafia for good this time”.

Since, the rumours have continued as Axtone Records teased new material from the trio and their social media profile was cleared, suggesting an imminent tour.

With Axwell’s statement the other night though, the rumours do seem to have some truth to them with the possibility of a tour seeming all but confirmed.

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Nina Kraviz is playing a 24-hour rave in Berlin in June

29/05/2018
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Nina Kraviz has joined the bill for Arma x Funkhaus’s 24 hour party in Berlin on 2nd June.

As part of revered Moscow techno collective Arma 17’s tenth birthday celebrations, the inimitable techno DJ/producer/label boss will join the likes of electro-acoustic legends Ambiq, industrial drone duo Zoviet France and Salford noise rockers Gnod.

The 24-hour party takes place in the iconic East Berlin venue, Funkhaus. Also featuring on the bill are Petre Insperiscu, Nastia and Etapp Kyle. Take a look at the full line-up here.

The official statement from the event describes it as follows: “From the impressive opening concerts to the long and winding dancefloors, the scope of Arma X feels more akin to a festival than a one-off event. It’s the embodiment of Arma’s vision, as expressed over the past ten years through events in Russia and elsewhere, now manifested in a unique space loaded with history.”

It’s been a difficult time for underground pioneers Arma 17. A fire destroyed its first location in Moscow and members were subjected to ongoing harassment by authorities. When their 2016 Outline Festival was forced to shut down by police, the organisers announced “a de facto state of an international phenomenon”. They have continued to host parties all over the world since, releasing left-of-centre music via their record label. The event series/club rose eight positions in this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 clubs poll.

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Here is your ultimate party guide to EDC Week 2018

18/05/2018
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Here’s your itinerary for an entire week’s worth of unmissable pool parties, club nights and day soirées taking over the Las Vegas Strip during this year’s EDC Week…

EDC LAS VEGAS
Where: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
When: Friday 18th – Sunday 20th

It’s the whole reason we’re all here in the first place! EDC Las Vegas has solidified its place as the top electronic festival destination in North America via its world-class production and immersive environment. EDC celebrates 22 years this month with earlier festival dates, to beat the Vegas sun, and a massive line-up featuring more than 250 artists like Armin van Buuren, Diplo, Eric Prydz, Mija, Boys Noize, Afrojack and current cover star, Alan Walker.

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HAKKASAN
Where: MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
When: Wednesday 16th – Sunday 20th

This world-class venue is the big daddy of Las Vegas megaclubs. Boasting 60,000 square feet and enhanced production, Hakkasan this year celebrates its five-year anniversary with an all-out roster for EDC Week including Above & Beyond (16th), Hardwell (17th), Tiësto (18th), Calvin Harris (19th) and a special guest to close out the week (20th).

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Photo Credit: Rukes

JEWEL

Where: ARIA Resort & Casino
When: Thursday 17th – Monday 21st

JEWEL offers next-level nightlife luxury and clubbing extravagance across its massive space: 24,000 square feet. The club is worth checking out for its titular jewel itself, a heroic circular dome hovering above the dancefloor and illuminated with rings of LED lights. Stay for the music, which includes NGHTMRE (17th), Lil Jon (18th and 21st) and Kaskade (19th).

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Photo Credit: Mike Kirschbaum 

MARQUEE NIGHTCLUB & DAYCLUB
Where: The Cosmopolitan
When: Wednesday 16th – Monday 21st

This multi-level club has helped revive and reshape Las Vegas nightlife since opening in 2011. It’s home to a state-of-the-art nightclub as well as a gorgeous, recently redone outdoor Dayclub. Both venues feature stacked line-ups. Dayclub roster includes: Gorgon City & CamelPhat (16th); Andrew Rayel, Firebeatz, Sander van Doorn and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano (17th); Eric Prydz (18th); Dash Berlin (19th); Oliver Heldens (20th) and Lost Frequencies (21st). Nightclub roster includes: DJ Vice (18th), DJ Mustard (19th) and Dash Berlin (21st).

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OMNIA NIGHTCLUB
Where: Caesars Palace
When: Tuesday 15th – Saturday 19th

This behemoth is breathtaking, equipped with an immersive audiovisual experience that’s anchored around a grandiose kinetic chandelier weighing 22,000 pounds and composed of eight concentric circles in addition to lighting effects, video projections and LED strips, making its display ever-changing. Line-up spreads far and wide: Cash Cash (15th), Porter Robinson (DJ Set) (17th), Martin Garrix (18th) and Zedd (19th).

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XS NIGHTCLUB

Where: Encore Las Vegas
When: Thursday 17th – Monday 21st

A state-of-the-art megaclub, XS is exactly that: Vegas excess to the core. This clubbing giant, which celebrates its nine-year anniversary during EDC Week and Memorial Day weekend this month, features more than 10,000 individual light sources, intricate décor and 170 luxe VIP tables and outdoor cabanas across 40,000 square feet. They’ll need all that space to house this much talent: David Guetta (17th), Kygo (18th), Diplo (19th), Marshmello (20th) and The Chainsmokers (21st).

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Photo Credit: Barbara Kraft

INTRIGUE NIGHTCLUB
Where: Wynn Las Vegas
When: Wednesday 16th – Saturday 19th

Celebrating its two-year anniversary last month, Intrigue offers an intimate design for an equally personal clubbing experience. But don’t confuse that feature with small: At 14,000 square feet, this venue boasts 60 banquette tables, an elevated bottle service experience and a 94-foot waterfall and pyrotechnic fountain show. Big talent here, too: Marshmello (16th), Dillon Francis (18th), Afrojack (19th) and Yellow Claw (23rd).

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Photo Credit: Barbara Kraft

ENCORE BEACH CLUB
Where: Wynn Las Vegas
When: Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th

This desert oasis has come to define Las Vegas poolside partying. It’s 55,000 square feet of tropical vibes via 40-foot palm trees, multi-tiered pools and dozens of private bungalows and cabanas, all topped by a supreme sound system. Daytime parties feature Black Coffee (17th), Alesso (18th), David Guetta (19th) and Major Lazer (20th). Once the sun goes down, the party continues at NightSwim, the club’s nighttime pool party, with Yellow Claw (18th) and RL Grime (19th).

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Photo Credit: Barbara Kraft

WEDNESDAY 16TH

LIQUID POOL
Where: ARIA Resort & Casino
When: Wednesday 16th – Sunday 20th

EDC Week shenanigans officially start here with a series of proper pool parties. The impressive line-up extends to what feels like forever with Elephante (16th), NGHTMRE (17th), Gryffin (18th), Illenium (19th) and Bijou (20th).

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Photo Credit: Tony Tran Photography

THURSDAY 17TH
Basscon Pool Party
Where: Elation Pool | Stratosphere Hotel and Casino

Basscon, Insomniac’s hardstyle/hard dance brand, hosts a neck-snapping, headbanging, foot-stomping daytime pool party with Adrenalize, Dr. Phunk, Dr. Rude, Gammer, Sub Zero Project and Toneshifterz.

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Bassrush Pool Party
Where: Rehab Beach Club | Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

As the first half of their two-part daylong takeover, Bassrush, Insomniac’s bass- and dubstep-centric brand, hosts a daytime pool party with 4B, Dubloadz, Eptic, Habstrakt, Kai Wachi, Kill the Noise and SayMyName. Start your basstastic adventure here.

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Photo Credit: Da Black Swan for Insomniac Events

Bassrush Massive
Where: The Joint | Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

The night then continues at Bassrush Massive, part two of the crew’s bass invasion. This annual bass, dubstep and drum & bass epic gathering has become the go-to party for bass-heads descending unto Vegas. With Borgore, Flux Pavilion, Kai Wachi, Pendulum (DJ Set), Snails and Zeke Beats.

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Photo Credit: Jake West for Insomniac Events

WET REPUBLIC Ultra Pool
Where: MGM Grand Resort & Casino
When: Thursday 17th – Monday 21st

WET REPUBLIC really means it when it says Ultra Pool. Spanning more than 54,000 square feet, this massive oasis merges poolside luxury with advanced audiovisual features. It’s like a floating waterpark festival, especially with this H-U-G-E line-up: Above & Beyond (17th), Kaskade (18th), Tiësto (19th), Martin Garrix (20th) and Armin van Buuren (21st). All events are sold out, except the Tiësto show, but don’t expect that to last too long.

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Dreamstate Presents
Where: Marquee Nightclub | The Cosmopolitan

Since launching in late 2015, Dreamstate, Insomniac’s growing trance brand, has become a world-class festival and event series in its own right. Last year, Dreamstate got its own stage, quantumVALLEY, across all three days of EDC for the first time ever; the crew returns this year, with a new stage design to boot. Ahead of EDC, Dreamstate hosts a trance takeover at Marquee Nightclub with an all-star roster featuring Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, Cosmic Gate, Genix and Arkham Knights.

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Factory 93 Presents DARKwater
Where: Encore Beach Club | Wynn Las Vegas

Even within the EDM bombast of Vegas, house- and techno-heads will find solace at DARKwater presented by Factory 93, Insomniac’s dedicated underground brand. Part of Encore Beach Club’s NightSwim nighttime pool party series, DARKwater welcomes a can’t-miss double-header line-up with Jamie Jones and The Black Madonna.

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Photo Credit: Tyler Hill for Insomniac Events

FRIDAY 18TH
Claude VonStroke, Green Velvet
Where: Drai’s Beachclub | The Cromwell

The techno and house wizards play doubles at this daytime throwdown, where they’re more than likely to go b2b as Get Real, their side hustle duo. The Dirtybird big boss kicks off his summer residency here during EDC Week.

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Knee Deep In Vegas
Where: DAYLIGHT Beach Club | Mandalay Bay

Hot Since 82 hosts a special edition of his Knee Deep event series with underground legend Doc Martin and badass Lauren Lane.

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Brownies & Lemonade Las Vegas
Where: Rehab Beach Club | Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

L.A. ruckus crew Brownies & Lemonade hosts a daytime function that promises secret guests and b2b sets all day. The B&L squad always brings the top talent bubbling up from the future underground, so expect this one to go off — big time.

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SATURDAY 19TH
Zeds Dead, Snails, 4B

Where: Drai’s Beachclub | The Cromwell

A triple-stacked bass onslaught with three of the heaviest acts in the game.

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Duke Dumont
Where: DAYLIGHT Beach Club | Mandalay Bay

Nothing beats Duke Dumont’s house and deep house vibes while splashing around a pristine pool. Nothing!

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SUNDAY 20TH
Fool’s Gold
Where: Drai’s Beachclub | The Cromwell

Fool’s Gold head honcho and #RealDJing champion A-Trak hosts a label party alongside the imprint’s first ladies, Anna Lunoe and Kittens.

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MONDAY 21ST
Area10 With MK
Where: Drai’s Beachclub | The Cromwell

House legend MK brings his revered Area 10 imprint and party brand to Sin City alongside best friends and house homies CamelPhat, Solardo and Will Clarke.

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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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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:

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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.