Lookas collaborates with Krewella for “Alarm”

Miami-based producer Lookas has been steadily teasing fans with songs from his forthcoming EP on Monstercat, Lucid, first releasing the track “Eclipse”, a bass-driven banger with dark, wonking rhythms. The second single from the EP, “Alarm” shows a lighter side to the three-track work. Teaming up with dynamic duo Krewella, Lookas embraces a more pop-style production with “Alarm”, as the tunes nostalgic guitar strums lead into a smooth drop of hi-hats and sharp pumps of bass. “Alarm” also marks Lookas’ first vocal track since releasing his four-time platinum hit “GDFR” alongside Flo Rida and Sage the Gemini back in 2015.


Lookas has been an impressive talent in the dance music world since his introduction, rising as a self-taught producer in 2013 and immediately having his remix of “Tsunami” by DVBBS and Borgeous picked up as an official remix. Having been named a Top 10 Act to Watch by Rolling Stone and a Top 10 Rising Artist by Billboard, Lookas continues to show audiences what he’s made of. Fans have yet to see all of the phenomenal tricks up Lookas’s sleeve, but each release from his EP on Monstercat, Lucid can give just a little taste on the punch he’s packing.


Chicago-bred and LA-based act Krewella are no strangers to working with Lookas or Monstercat. Lookas produced their recent single “Be There,” proving the already existing synergy among the artists, meanwhile Monstercat has been home to Krewella’s early successful single “Killin’ It” and “Superstar” with Pegboard Nerds & NGHTMRE. The duo just wrapped up their North American ‘New World’ tour, which took on nearly 30 cities by storm with support from Crankdat, Party Favor, Shaun Frank, Unlike Pluto, Wavedash and more.


Chee Drops ‘Eddy Morphine’ EP On Division Recordings

With a unique hybrid sound featuring genres of drum and bass, raw trap, and futurebeat, Chee’s music has erupted internationally in 2016. His sonic innovation quickly caught the attention of major music industry heads and has been supported by Moody Good, Noisia, DJ Craze, Culprate, G Jones, Bleep Bloop, edit, Bare Noize, Bassnectar, Mat Zo and more.


Now, Chee is proud to release his latest EP, Eddy Morphine, which dropped on Division Recordings. His fresh approach and uncompromising bass experimentation with a heavy dancefloor edge has caught the attention of many bass lovers as well as those who enjoy other genres within EDM.


Chee is influenced by his surroundings and combining them into a complex series of audio that has its origins in visual inspirations as well as music inspired from Noisia, Moody Good, Amon Tobin, Skrillex, Ivy Lab and Tsuruda. The South African producer wrapped up the year with multiple high profile releases and international shows, and has a lot more in store for 2018.

Ultra 2018 Phase 1 Lineup Released

Having welcomed over one million fans to forty-five events internationally in 2017, the world’s largest, most international and most successful remaining independent electronic music festival brand is just three months away from its biggest show ever – ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL’s twentieth birthday.

Incredibly, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 will see the Miami event alone exceed two million attendees spanning over twenty consecutive years since its inception in 1999. Kick-starting the most anticipated lineup in the event’s history, Phase One has been released just in time for the holiday season.

Returning to Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami on March 23, 24 & 25, 2018, at the end of Miami Music Week, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL’s Phase One is layered with the expected and the unexpected, with nods to the past, present and future of electronic music. Featuring an incredible array of world-class talent across seven state-of-the-art stages, ULTRA is pulling out all the stops to ensure that its flagship show will head straight into the history books.
Festival greats Armin van Buuren, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, David Guetta, Eric Prydz, Hardwell, DJ Snake, Tiëstoand many more will all be present in 2018, with the likes of The Chainsmokers and Kaskade set to return for the first time since 2016. Marshmello and Virtual Self are among the headliners making their ULTRA MAINSTAGEdebuts in March, with bass dons Flosstradamus and RL Grime returning for the first time since 2014.
ULTRA’s twenty-year anniversary will again see RESISTANCE dominate two arenas across the park as both the Arcadia SPIDER and Carl Cox Megastructure return. In addition to headline sets from Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, Maceo Plex and Sasha | John Digweed, a special B2B2B set between Nicole Moudaber, Dubfire andPaco Osuna and a four-way performance from Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Skream and Seth Troxler (under their ‘J.E.S.u.S’ moniker) are guaranteed to draw crowds across the weekend. Another notable RESISTANCE highlight will be All Day I Dream’s head honcho Lee Burridge, who makes a welcome return to the festival having not played since 2014. The full RESISTANCE lineup will be announced early next year.
As ever, ULTRA’s LIVE Stage receives extra special attention, with headliners Azealia Banks, The Crystal Method, Empire Of The Sun, Infected Mushroom, Rabbit In The Moon, Tchami X Malaa: No Redemptionand The Wailers feat. Julian Marley all confirmed. Many more live acts will be confirmed in the coming months.
In addition to the ULTRA MAINSTAGECarl Cox MegastructureArcadia SPIDER and LIVE Stage, the UMF Worldwide and UMF Radio stages will also return. Furthermore, ASOT, Brownies & Lemonade, Jacked and Revealed will also be hosting arenas across the weekend.
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL began as a 10,000-person beach party in 1999 and has since grown to a 165,000-person mega-festival, surrounded by skyscrapers in the heart of Downtown Miami. The legendary Josh Wink and Rabbit In The Moon were both part of the very first Ultra Music Festival at Collins Park, Miami Beach in 1999 and will return in March 2018. With thirty headliners and over forty additional support acts making up Phase One, the twentieth anniversary is shaping up to be a truly historic event.
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL is an 18+ event. For tickets and more information, head to ultramusicfestival.com

FestEvo Reveals Game-Changing Web Platform For FestivalGoers

Music festivals have evolved into a popular event for people all over the world to enjoy, especially over the summer. Tucker Gumber, CEO and Founder of the game-changing web platform, FestEvo, just made it a lot easier for festival goers to access products, book travel plans, discover new music and more.

The Andoird and iOS app was designed to provide solutions to a variety of problems that festival goers typically run into such as finding the right gear tailored for festival-specific usage, technology, education, make traveling easier through their partnership with Priceline, and find the hottest fashion with brands like SpiritHoods, Grassroots California and JUICY RV.

Over the past seven years, Gumber has attended over 126 festivals since 2011, and after noticing several universal festival challenges, he set out to solve them. He wanted to establish festival etiquette, unite the festival community, have fans discover and support up-and-coming artists through their database of over 30,000 artists and DJs in the world, promote top vendors and reward festival goers for being active participants in the community.

“There was a point in my adventures attending music festivals where I realized festivaling is just as much of an outdoor hobby as my other passions of fishing, golfing, and snowboarding,” says Gumber. “It brings people together. The more you do it, the better you get at it, the more gear you add to your collection, the more fun you have doing it. The thing is, unlike other outdoor activities, there’s never been any established etiquette or education. With many hobbies, knowledge is passed from veteran-to-newbie, there are books you can read, courses you can take. There are plenty of brands that support outdoor enthusiasts with products and information: fisherman have Bass Shop Pro, golfers have GolfSmith, snowboarders have REI. That has ever existed for festivaling. Until now.”

As a bonus, FestEvo allows users to earn flyer miles, and have the chance to win festival tickets, experience packages and use points to purchase gear. Users can see which of their friends are attending which events as well as swap tickets and organize meetups all over North America, Europe and Australia.

FestEvo currently offers memberships for $10/year and continues to develop, looking to make one’s festival experience better.

Bingo Players Reveals ‘A Decade of Bingo Players’ Documentary

Maarten Hoogstraten, also known as Bingo Players, wasn’t like other kids his age. He swapped playing with toys for playing with vinyl and CDs, dedicating all his time and money on music. It was only a matter of time before Maarten and Paul Baumer’s tracks started to resonate with EDM crowds in America and abroad. Their songs featured buzzing and bouncing synthesizers, crunchy guitar-like riffs, and powerful, driving beats.

Now, Bingo Players have revealed A Decade of Bingo Players, a documentary which takes fans through the history of the project from its inception. The documentary, which is narrated by Maarten Hoogstraten, details the story of the influential act, highlighting how Maarten and his late partner Paul Baumer met, their first breakthrough track Touch Me” with Chocolate Puma and subsequent hits such as the UK No. 1 charting singleRattle.” It also touches base on Cry,” which gained Top 40 radio support around the world and other club records such asOut of My Mind,” “Don’t Blame The Party,” andWhen I Dip,” which helped shape the sound of early 2000’s dance music.

Regarded as early tastemakers and master producers and DJs in the electronic scene, the trajectory of Bingo Players’ success is captivating. A Decade Of Bingo Players is directed by the esteemed Shomi Patwary, known for his work for Major Lazer, Beyonce, Future, Kylie Jenner and more, and truly gives fans a peek into the work that went into their project and just how special Bingo Players is to dance music.