Groove Cruise Miami Returns For Their 15th Anniversary

Mere weeks after docking a successful expedition to the Bahamas, the world’s largest floating dance party, Groove Cruise Miami announces the booking window for their 15th anniversary. Groove Cruise Miami returns next year, and will set sail January 10-14, 2019, departing from Miami and will travel through Key West and Cozumel, Mexico. 

The ultimate party cruise will offer up an epic nautical adventure to whet the palates of bold partiers from across the globe. Over 50 artists are expected to board the new luxury ship called the Celebrity Infinity, which will provide a new experience in anticipation of the annual charter, introducing central theme for 2019 as The Compass. Whether fulfilling relationships or exotic destinations, this beacon will leave the ship seared into the hearts of every last captain that disembarks.

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Known for its clear, turquoise waters, vibrant snorkeling, and culinary delights, Cozumel will add an extra layer of travel and culture to Groove Cruise’s famously impressive itinerary. The Groove Cruise family will also be making a stop in Key West, an intimate island hub. Rolling out further initiatives to heighten the peak experience Groove Cruise Miami delivers, the ship will now depart from the port of Ft. Lauderdale. What was once an arduous cab ride from airport to port is now direct; GC Fam will be able to travel from plane to boat in a matter of minutes.

Groove Cruise’s policy of an all-inclusive vibe invites revelers of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds to come aboard for 96 hours of nonstop music, dancing and exploration on the tropical high seas of the Mayan Riviera. Set aside quick judgements and assumptions, to live fully and love wholly, and to party your aft off. Tickets go on sale to the general public on  March 15 at 2 P.M. EST.


Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Partner With Quintino On A New Soundtrack For ‘Patser’

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are at it again, directing their talent down diverse avenues and breaking down barriers outside of dance music. With this combination with Quintino, ‘Patser Bounce’, the boys again show why they are two of dance’s most in-demand names, even outside of electronic music circles, blurring the lines between entertainment’s many facets. Teased out during the pair’s recent ‘Bringing The Madness: Homecoming’ shows, the track highlights its ability to work the crowd as well as form the backdrop for one of this year’s most hotly-anticipated Belgian films – ‘Patser’.

Premiered last week, ‘Patser’ (meaning Gangsta) is the new and third feature film from Moroccan directors Adil El Arbi & Bilall Falah. Both Adil & Bilall are attracting Hollywood’s attention with this new movie and are currently in negotiations with Sony to direct the new Bad Boys 3 movie, with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence set to reunite for a third chapter in the much-loved cop series. Beyond contributing to the soundtrack with Patser Bounce’ the brothers Dimitri & Mike also feature in an acting capacity, expanding on previous on-screen outings together such as ‘Safety First: The Movie’Dimitri, in particular, has an active desire to further pursue film roles, with credits due in the upcoming Jean Claude Van Damme led ‘The Bouncer’, as well as George C. Romero’s ‘Rise Of The Living Dead’ – the follow up to cult-horror ‘Night Of The Living Dead’. The Belgian brothers are no strangers to soundtracking feature-lengths either, famously remixing the original Hans Zimmer theme ‘He’s A Pirate’, which appeared as an official remix in the form of a bonus digital track on the recent ‘Pirates Of The Carribean: Salazar’s Revenge’movie.
Commenting on their role in the music and story of the film the brother said:
“Contributing towards this incredible movie by providing not just on the soundtrack but also as actors within the narrative was a huge honor for us. We have a great love for the big screen and when Adil and Bilall reached out and invited us to be a part of Patser it was a project we both jumped at. The entire team have created something really exciting which we think cinema goers are going to love. We’re really proud of the final cut and to see ourselves on the big screen in what is our first full acting role is something very special.”
The track provides an upbeat, intense soundbed that mirrors the film’s narrative and reflects the action-packed, powerful monologue. With ‘Patser Bounce’Belgian’s favorite brothers demonstrate their ability to think outside the realms of dance music, combining a dancefloor primed weapon that also perfectly flows with the action on-screen. 


SPRING AWAKENING MUSIC FESTIVAL (SAMF) is thrilled to announce a massive Phase One lineup for its seventh annual installment, taking placeFriday, June 8th through Sunday, June 10th. In 2018, the largest all-electronic music festival in the Midwest will return to the beautiful Addams/Medill Park in Chicago.

Spring Awakening’s two main stages – Solstice and Equinox – will once again showcase the event’s biggest names and productions. Headliners on the Solstice Stage are sure to please fans with performances by AFROJACKBORGORECARNAGEDASH BERLIN,DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKEHARDWELLKASKADESTEVE AOKI, and TIËSTO.

Meanwhile, on the Equinox Stage, ALISON WONDERLANDBIG GIGANTIC,DEADMAU5FLUX PAVILIONNGHTMRETCHAMISLUSHIIVIRTUAL SELF (Porter Robinson’s new alias that blends house, happy hardcore, garage and techno), and ZEDS DEAD round out the bill by featuring a variety of genres within the realm of dance music. Additional artists providing high-intensity energy on the Equinox Stage include BAAUER,BLACK TIGER SEX MACHINEJOYRYDE, MATOMAMINNESOTA, while 3LAU,GETTERSAM FELDTSEVEN LIONSSLANDER, and TRITONAL takeover the Solstice Stage.

To accompany the first phase of artists from around the world, Spring Awakening also reveals the identity of this year’s six Branded Stage showcases. React’s coveted event series will return with another round of specially curated stages for fans to explore. Whether you’re searching for soaring thrills and infectious rhythms of the TRANCE ARENA, the BASS KITCHEN’s perfect combination of grit and grime, or minimal beats byREQUIEM, the newest techno series, there’s a stage for everyone to call home.

Additionally, SAMF will host stage takeovers from three diverse brands within the dance music community. Attendees will experience uniquely tailored lineups from SUNDAY SCHOOL, featuring both big-name and underground champions currently dominating the scene, Oliver Helden’s HELDEEP Records imprint, and the acclaimed music publicationDJ MAG with its own all-star lineup of DJs from the highest realms of EDM stardom.

Make no mistake, this is one of the most seismic lineups for Spring Awakening yet — and we still haven’t even touched Phase Two, which will be released soon!



The next Buygore installment introduces a widely-acclaimed face in the realm of freeform bass music. Say hello to Zeke Beats, a heavy weight in experimental sound design hailing from the land down under. The Australian music producer and DJ makes his Buygore Records debut with his new four-track ‘Devastate’ EP, set to be released February 9th, is a testament to his multi-layered, signature style sound design.

This four-track venture calls attention to Zeke Beats attention to detail, taking a formulaic approach to his intricate, experimental production skillset. ‘Devastate’ boasts a dramatic soundscape, featuring low-leveled basslines and high-pitched kicks that come together for a clean, contemporary edge. The EP kicks into high gear with the title track as the preface to the project. Priming listeners for a sonic journey, “Devastate” possesses a darker and harder electronic feel. Enlisting fellow Australian bass music maestro Blanke​, the progressive builds in “Chaos” accompany the striking grooves and blaring horn samples perfectly. The concluding track on the EP entitled “Hypnotize” emulates the more playful side of bass music, featuring Shaman​, with a rattling, lighthearted beat that showcases his technical talents from one end of the spectrum to the other. The ‘Devastate’ EP will arrive in full force as Zeke Beats announces his forthcoming North American tour. Accompanying the ‘Devastate’ EP, the Australian DJ/producer’s North American Tour will span cities from Atlanta, Georgia to Seattle, Washington.

Bringing bass to life with his analog synth wizardry, Zeke Beats is on a mission to melt faces; one of the game’s best new names, Zeke Beats blends hip-hop and grime influences with his signature analogue basslines for a distinct sound that’s dirty, crunchy and always futuristic. It’s the sort of bass that keeps dance-floors burning and sweat dripping down walls. So no surprise it’s turning heads: labels and electronic A-listers like Bassnectar​, DJ Craze​, DJ Shadow,​ Toddla T​, G Jones​ and EPROM​ have all already thrown him support. The light-speed rise of ZEKE BEATS has happened in less than two years. Since breaking through in 2016 with his Meltdown EP on Terrorhythm Records – a release Bassnectar loved so much he includes an edit of its title track in pretty much all of his sets – Zeke now looks poised
for world domination. He’s signed to Australian booking agency Poster Child and American powerhouse agency Madison House, got airplay on triple j, Rinse FM and BBC Radio, stepped up to mix for Alison Wonderland​’s ‘Radio Wonderland’ show on SiriusXM, been named one of 2016’s best breakthrough artists by inthemix, and had routine videos featured on DJ Mag, Your EDM and Run The Trap.

Zeke’s enjoyed a dream run of heavy-hitting releases. 2017 has already seen him top charts with his latest EP Dispatch hitting #1 on the iTunes electronic rankings and being added to coveted Spotify curated playlists. Skrillex​’s Nest HQ imprint dug his recent ‘Mars Attack’ VIP so much they stepped up to premiere it, while Zeds Dead​ released Zeke’s huge tune ‘Yuck’ on their label Dead Beats. He’s not done yet – a new collaboration with Eprom will be out soon. Amidst all that has been some nonstop touring: Zeke’s ticked off no less than four US tours in the last eighteen months, hitting Electric Forest, Bassrush’s Project Z and playing Shambhala two years running – this year stepping up for a surprise back-to-back set with
Eprom that Noiseporn rated the best of the entire festival. Locally he’s been tapped as the lead support for Nero​, and recently wrapped up a sold-out Australian headline tour in support of Dispatch that saw him play to audiences up to 5000 at the country’s top clubs and festivals. And Zeke’s not just your regular DJ; his love for hardware comes from his background as a
turntablist superstar, a rare talent that’s seen him rank 4th in the world in the prestigious IDA World Championships and earn the title of Australian DMC Champion, as well as being named Grandmaster Turntablist DJ Qbert’s first ever Scratch University Valedictorian.



Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Grammy Award winning producer and DJ Afrojack is offering fans a special gift with the release of a new Valentine’s Day anthem: ‘Bed Of Roses’ (feat. Stanaj). The track is a collection of enchanting chords and Stanaj’s romantic vocals, with a dance and pop feel that will light up playlists. Known for his soulful voice and songwriting skills, Stanaj is an international star who just released his EP ‘The Preview’ and is known for working with Drake (among others).

Hot on the heels of his dance pop radio smash ‘Dirty Sexy Money’ with David Guetta featuring catchy vocals from Charli XCX and French Montana and his remix of U2’s iconic ‘Get Out Of Your Own Way,’ this new collaboration with Stanaj shows that Afrojack continues to create and innovate with unprecedented force.

Speaking about the release of ‘Bed of Roses’, Afrojack said, “I’ve been waiting for the right time to release this track and what better day than Valentine’s Day for ‘Bed of Roses’. Teaming up with Stanaj was awesome, I think we’ve created a little piece of magic together and I hope the fans agree!”

Named the #8 DJ in the world by DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll (marking his seventh consecutive year of appearing in the Top 10), Afrojack is one of the most popular dance music acts of today and most sought-after producers, having worked with everyone from Pitbull to Sting and Chris Brown, and winning a Grammy for his and David Guetta’s remix of Madonna’s ‘Revolver.’ Afrojack recently returned to Wynn, Las Vegas for his 2018 headlining residency and will perform at XS, Intrigue and Encore Beach Club throughout the year. In January 2018, Afrojack continues to not waste any time by releasing an array of diverse hits such as ‘Bad Company’ with DirtCaps, ‘Helium’ with David Guetta and Sia, and a remix of U2’s iconic ‘Get Out Of Your Own Way.”


As we continue in the pursuit of pinpointing the biggest records within the dubstep and bass music soundscape, we are excited to bring back a time honored Buygore artist that has always delivered the dubs. Hailing from Belgium, Point.Blank has routinely put out some of both Fresh Blood and Buygore Records most heralded tunes on dance floors around the globe.

Following in the steps of his previous ‘Money’ EP release, Point.Blank has never disappointed when it comes to his authentic yet intriguing sound design. Point.Blank has also put out a handful of releases on the Buygore sub-label Fresh Blood; with two original pieces of work on Fresh Blood Volume 2 entitled “Bomb” and “That Hip Hop Shit,” Point.Blank returned on Fresh Blood Volume 3 with a collaboration featuring Savage Society affiliate Definitive​ proving his loyalty to the Borgore​-lead brand.

Buygore Records is adrenalized to announce that the ‘Lurking’ EP, a five-track installment exhibiting the new sounds of the Belgium-based artist, will be one of the first releases of the year. ‘Lurking’ is set in motion with the opening track “Roll Up,” a long-awaited fan favorite that has been storming through live sets by some of the biggest names in the scene. The third track on the project entitled “Computer” begins with an amalgamation of digital sound effects, accompanied by a cataclysmic build that leads into blaring horns and heavy reverb carrying the track from drop to drop. The EP wraps up with “Tony Montana” and a VIP version as an extra added bonus; while “Tony Montana” already brings the basslines for a memorable epilogue, the VIP breathes new life into the track and has listeners at the edge of their seats already waiting for more.

One of Belgium’s most popular exports behind waffles and chocolate, Point.Blank is regarded as a pioneer of the harder more aggressive dubstep sound that has swept North America by storm. Point.Blank has long standing support from Borgore, who signed him on to Buygore Records in 2014, as well as Excision, Zomboy, Datsik, Terravita, and many more.


AfrojackAlesso, Armin van BuurenAxwell /\ IngrossoCarl CoxDavid GuettaDJ SnakeGalantis,HardwellMarco Carola, and Steve Angello are the first headline acts announced, all returning to the ULTRA Europe stage once again. The ChainsmokersEric Prydz and Marshmello will headline the festival for the first time come July, completing one of Ultra Europe’s biggest Phase One lineups to date. Legendary pioneers Carl Cox and Marco Carola both return to headline the RESISTANCE stage.
“This is our third time playing ULTRA Europe and we are so blessed to be invited back as headliners this year. ULTRA Europe is a really important summer festival, playing in front of so many different people from all over the globe! The energy is unmatched and Croatia is an incredible place. We can’t wait to play alongside so many of our friends and fans,” said The Chainsmokers.
The famous weeklong ‘Destination ULTRA’ experience will also return, running from July 5-11, with several world-class events spread across seven days of jubilation. From the stunning Brač Regatta, to ULTRA Beach Hvar, dubbed ‘the greatest pool party on earth’ (The Sun – 2017), to the RESISTANCE Vis closing party at the ancient Fort George on the final day, paradise seekers worldwide will not be left disappointed.
Last year 120,000 attendees from 148 countries enjoyed the weeklong array of events; with ULTRA Europe streamed live via UMFTV reaching 3.3 million viewers worldwide, festivalgoers can expect even more from ULTRA Europe 2018.
5 July – Destination Ultra Opening Party at Giraffe Palm Beach House, Split
6-8 July – ULTRA Europe at Poljud Stadium, Split
9 July – Brač Regatta at Zlatni Rat Beach, Bol, Brač
10 July – ULTRA Beach Hvar at Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort, Hvar
11 July – RESISTANCE Vis at Fort George, Vis
Full Phase One Lineup:
Armin van Buuren
Axwell /\ Ingrosso
Carl Cox
The Chainsmokers
David Guetta
DJ Snake
Eric Prydz
Marco Carola
Steve Angello
Tickets for ULTRA Europe 2018 are on sale now, exclusively at


The Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light once again will be Race Weekend’s biggest and best party, with superstars AXWELL ^ INGROSSODEADMAU5DIPLO, and GRIZ headlining the Sunday, May 27 Race Day concert. The star-studded lineup of global EDM heavyweights will perform in the infield adjacent to Turn 3 of the IMS oval during the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

“The Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light has become a phenomenon in both the music and sporting worlds producing a sold out event two years running. This year’s concert will feature another world-class lineup ready to party with more than 30,000 Turn 3 fans, showing once again that Race Weekend offers fun and unforgettable opportunities for everyone,” said Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) President J. Douglas Boles.

All Snake Pit ticketholders must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid Indy 500 general admission or reserved seat ticket. Packages that include Race Day general admission tickets are available.

“Watching the Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light grow over the past few years has been amazing. The partnership with React Presents has proven to be a match made in heaven, producing an event that brings diehard fans from around the great state of Indiana out in waves. It is definitely one of the biggest daytime dance events in the United States, and we couldn’t be more proud of the lineup we have put together in 2018,” said IMS Senior Director of Music and Entertainment Kyle Krisiloff.

General admission and VIP tickets for the Snake Pit are on sale for $45 and $125 HERE.