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.
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.
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.
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 single“Rattle.” It also touches base on “Cry,” which gained Top 40 radio support around the world and other club records such as“Out of My Mind,” “Don’t Blame The Party,” and “When 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.