Gabriel & Dresden, Gregor Treshor
Said The Sky
Porter Robinson’s side project, Virtual Self shares the technic-Angel edit of “Ghost Voices”called “Angel Voices.”
After announcing the headline tour last week, the general on-sale tickets for Porter Robinson’s Virtual Self North America Virtual Self Utopia Tour are available today via VirtualSelf.co/UtopiaTour. The tour kicks off with a performance at Electric Zoo on Friday 8.31 in New York and stops in cities from Austin to Vancouver. More Utopia live dates on the West Coast will be announced shortly.
The Utopia show combines two sets into one — one set each from the two Virtual Self “producers”. First, a techno, 2-step and trance segment from Robinson’s technic-Angel moniker, followed by a mashing of gabber, jungle and hardcore from Pathselector. The immersive performance will bring fans into a world of mutated 2001-era warehouse rave complete with custom-built lighting and stage production that looks unlike anything else in electronic music. People will be quick to notice that Porter’s commitment to the aesthetic is just as effortful as his previous live shows, and it’s safe to say that this will be the most unique show of 2018.
A concept predicated on the influences of his youth, with Virtual Self, Robinson taps into an affinity for early 2000’s visual aesthetic, looking to “combine three tropes from the period that didn’t overlap much at the time: digital abstract, arcane magic design, and digital grunge, all into a single early-aughts flavor,” a thematic thread which weaves through both the project’s sonic and visual identities.
After captivating tastemakers with his 2010 single “Say My Name,”Porter Robinson released his debut EP via Skrillex’s OWSLA label in 2011, and signed to Astralwerks two years later at just 21. The next year he released his album Worlds, an expansive LP that includes“Divinity” (as heard in Google’s “Year in Search” commercial) and his landmark single “Sad Machine.” The success of his first release led to 300 million album streams and 100,000+ in ticket sales for his 2014 Worlds Live tour – including headlining stops across North America, Europe and Australia – and appearances at top festivals including Coachella, Tomorrowland and Splendour in the Grass. 2016 saw Porter Robinson’s collaboration with longtime friend Madeon for their successful single “Shelter.” The track garnered over 150m streams with the accompanying video, an anime short-film written by Porter, reaching over 30m views. The campaign culminated in a sold out North American tour, capped with a highly praised Coachella Main Stage performance.
Virtual Self Utopia Tour:
Friday August 31 Electric Zoo – New York, NY
Saturday Sep 1 Riverworks – Buffalo NY
Sunday Sep 2 New City Gas – Montreal QC
Monday Sep 3 Echostage – Washington DC (CLUBSYSTEM)
Thursday Sep 6 Royal Oak – Detroit MI
Friday Sep 7 Aragon – Chicago IL
Saturday Sep 8 Armory – Minneapolis MN
Tuesday Sep 11 The Complex – Salt Lake City UT
Thursday Sep 13 WAMU – Seattle WA
Friday Sep 14 Commodore – Vancouver BC
Saturday Sep 15 Shaw Conference Center – Edmonton, AB (CLUBSYSTEM)
Wednesday Oct 3 Emo’s – Austin TX
Thursday Oct 4 Bomb Factory – Dallas TX
More West Coast dates tba – visit VirtualSelf.co/UtopiaTour to sign up for updates.
Groove Cruise Cabo recently announced their phase 2 lineup for 30th sail featuring Duke Dumon, MK, Green Velvet, The Desert Hearts Crew, Two Friends and more.
Attendees will hop aboard the original floating dance music festival, boarding Norwegian Pearl this October 10-14, 2018 as an array of electronic music legends and up-and-coming acts, primed to deliver the best in house, trance and techno for four incredible days on the high seas.
As Groove Cruise prepares to take its monumental 30th sail, the soundtrack for this year’s cruise will be provided by an amazing roster of 2018 headliners that now include Detroit house music phenom Marc Kinchen (MK), UK house producer and Blasé Boys Club owner Duke Dumont, Chicago house and techno legend Green Velvet, Mikey Lion, Marbs, Porky, and Rybo of the beloved Desert Hearts, Chus & Ceballos plus L.A.-based progressive house duo Two Friends.
These newly added artists will be performing along with previously announced Phase I headliners legendary Italian DJ/producer Benny Benassi, famed Dutch-Filipino DJ and martial artist Laidback Luke, German trance duo Cosmic Gate, Dirtybird Records signee Shiba San and Marques Wyatt
Additional artists on the lineup include: Adam Scott, Anthony Attalla, Baggi, Cocodrills, Felix Cartal, Huxley, Liquid Todd, Omnom, Sage Armstrong, Secondcity, Tim Baresko, Adam Auburn, Adin, Ahlex Diego, Alex Madden, Astley, Bryan Lubliner, Damaged Goods, Dancetronauts, David Delano, Dean Mason, Drums of the Sun, Dsk Chk, Electric Polar Bears, Eva Kane, Goshfather, Grube & Hovsepian, Jeremiah Red, Joe Ghost, John Beaver, Keith Christopher, Kristina Sky, Luccio, Mark Villa, Paul Ahi, Pyrodox, Rizzo Vassalo, Scooter & Lavelle, Scotty Boy, Shmitty, and Tastebreakers.
Departing from San Diego, Mexico’s famous port of Cabo San Lucas serves as the premier stop for GCFAM, with a private party at Blue Marlin Ibiza Los Cabos at ME Cabo, one of Mexico’s leading resorts, as a marquee event during the voyage. This beautiful venue offers dramatic views just steps away from the pristine sands of Playa El Médano. Stay for the party or walk to the marina, shops, bars, and restaurants nearby. Transportation and entry to the ME resort is included in the cruise fare but food, beverage and cabanas will be available for purchase.
As on past Groove Cruises, the festival will also feature a stellar series of hosted stages, ensuring that there is more than enough music to keep cruisers dancing ‘til sunrise. On-board, Green Velvet will be hosting a Relief Records stage alongside Chus & Ceballos who will host a Stereo Productions stage, while in Cabo, Duke Dumont along with some special guests will be hosting one of his beloved Blasé Beach Club events. In addition, captains can look forward to stage takeovers by Basement Leak, Blue Marlin Ibiza Los Cabos, Coldharbour, Deep House Brunch DTLA, Deep LA, Descend, Drai’s Beachclub, Incorrect, Mixmash Records, Officially Addicted, Random Nights, Stereo Productions and We’re Never Going Home.
Last but not least, Groove Cruise Trance Fam will be the first to experience EMBARK: Trance, an oceanic voyage into the heart of Groove Cruise. Featuring John 00 Fleming, Alex Di Stefano, Paul Thomas, Factor B and Monoverse, EMBARK will take captains on an emotive, beautiful journey through sound. More info TBA soon!
Groove Cruise is a logistical marvel, combining the non-stop music and loving community of an electronic music festival with the convenience and amenities of a cruise ship. Taking place on the 2,700-passenger Norwegian Pearl, captains can indulge in its imaginative decor and steampunk-themed nightclub. As if the 96 hours of non-stop music across 9 stages wasn’t enough to entertain attendees, the 12 bars and lounges, 13 restaurants, picturesque pool deck, bowling alley and arcade also provide an endless array of activities to keep cruisers occupied all hours of the day and night.
Don’t miss this opportunity to dance, discover, and follow your inner compass to the experience of a lifetime — cruise packages available here.
ULTRA TAIWAN REVEALED AS FULLY FLEDGED 2-DAY FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 8-9TH 2018.
FESTIVAL UPGRADES ARE NOW AVAILABLE.
Following on from the huge success of its previous editions, ULTRA Worldwide has unveiled the expansion of Road To ULTRA Taiwan into a full-scale two-day festival. With multiple stages including a dedicated RESISTANCE branded stage, ULTRA Taiwan will take place September 8-9th at Taipei Ultra Dajia Park in Taipei.
For those that purchased combo tickets (RTU Taiwan + RESISTANCE Taipei) earlier this year, their ticket will automatically be upgraded to a 2-Day Combo ticket (GA, Premium or VIP) for the festival.
Those that previously purchased an RTU Taiwan or RESISTANCE Taipei ticket will have the opportunity to upgrade their ticket to a 2-Day Combo ticket (GA, Premium or VIP) for the discounted price of NT$ 999. Upgrades will be administered at the venue.
For those that purchased an RTU Taiwan or RESISTANCE Taipei single day ticket earlier this year and do not choose to upgrade, their ticket will be honored for the same day previously purchased.
– RESISTANCE Taipei ticket holders will be granted access for September 8
– Road to Ultra Taiwan ticket holders will be granted access for September 9.
ULTRA Japan has delivered the first installment of their 2018 lineup ahead of the festival’s 5thanniversary. Featuring internationally renowned electronic music talent from every corner of the world, ULTRA Japan makes its highly anticipated return to Tokyo Odaiba ULTRA Park across 3 days and multiple stages this autumn, September 15, 16 & 17, 2018.
A high class assortment of mainstage acts has been announced alongside those representing the underground sounds of RESISTANCE, directing the attention of fans from every facet of electronic music towards Tokyo this September.
Following 2017’s memorable event, Japan’s 5th edition of the globetrotting electronic music experience has confirmed performances from ULTRA staples Afrojack, Armin van Buuren,Axwell /\ Ingrosso, DJ Snake, Galantis, Nicky Romero, Steve Angello, Tchami x Malaa andZedd. Fortifying what is already an undeniably strong, balanced lineup, Cash Cash, Jonas Blueand Oliver Heldens will add additional variety to the confirmed mainstage acts.
RESISTANCE returns to Tokyo this September in full swing with John Digweed & Nicole Moudaber scheduled to play B2B for the first time ever, alongside headlining performances from techno royalty Nina Kraviz and Ibiza legend Sven Väth. Reinforcing what is already an undeniably strong, balanced assortment of underground talent Carl Craig, Jackmaster, Nastiaand Popof join the RESISTANCE camp this September.
ULTRA JAPAN – PHASE ONE LINEUP (ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
Armin Van Buuren
Axwell /\ Ingrosso
John Digweed b2b Nicole Moudaber*
Tchami x Malaa
*Denotes RESISTANCE Artist