NEWCOMER SUBDOCTA MAKES FRESH BLOOD DEBUT WITH NEW SINGLE “SKELETON KEY”

Aiming to provide a platform for artists of all calibers, the Buygore Records ​sub label Fresh Blood says hello to a new face known as SubDocta​. In this debut single, “Skeleton Key” is an attention grabbing, dub heavy sonic concoction introducing the darker, more innovative side of electronic
music.

Opening with a slow-burning introduction, “Skeleton Key” dives head first into a deep abyss of phlegmatic wobbles and ravenous rhythms. SubDocta successfully delivers a smooth blend of metallicsounds, speaker rattling basslines, and eerie melodies keeping the listeners on their toes. Releasing on April 10th via Buygore’s Fresh Blood imprint, “Skeleton Key” illustrates experimentation at it’s finest.

SubDocta is known for throwing down his own brand of dubstep, trap, and hybrid styles too odd for the typical nightclub scene. His eclectic taste and production skills have landed him performances at festivals and shows throughout the west and beyond including Lucidity, The Bounce, Emissions Bass Culture, Enchanted Forest, The Untz, StillDream, The Pirate Party,
and Bass Camp multiple years in a row. With releases on labels such as MalLabel and ShadowtrixMusic, plus with Bassnectar supporting his songs, he has proven himself worthy of our ever-growing scene. Look forward to forthcoming singles, EPs and heavy festival/touring performances in 2018; SubDocta is on his way up.

DIPLO’S CALIFORNIA EP OUT MARCH 23

California, the new EP and first solo body of work in five years from global superstar Diplo, is set for release March 23 on his own Mad Decent. “Worry No More” featuring Lil Yachty and Santigold, the third track to be released from the EP, premieres today.

“Worry No More” follows “Look Back,” featuring DRAM, and “Get It Right,” featuring and Goldlink.

The new music follows a remarkable year for Diplo. Major Lazer’s documentary Give Me Future, shot at the group’s historic, 400,000-person Havana, Cuba show in March 2016, premiered via Apple Music after debuting to rave reviews at this year’s Sundance Festival. The band also released a companion album to the film entitled Major Lazer Presents: Give Me Future—Music From and Inspired by the Filmand an acclaimed EP, Know No Better.

Groove Cruise Miami 2019 Tickets On Sale Now!

GROOVE CRUISE MIAMI 2019 ANNOUNCES PUBLIC TICKETS ON SALE FOR 15TH ANNIVERSARY PLUS NEW THEME, DESTINATIONS + MORE

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 — Secure a spot for the milestone voyage NOW! Set to sail next January 10th – 14th, 2019, Groove Cruise Miami will offer up an epic nautical adventure to whet the palates of bold partiers from across the globe.

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Traversing an array of extraordinary worlds, Groove Cruise Miami will sail to two new destinations in 2019 – the stunning, tropical island of Cozumel, Mexico and Key West, Florida. 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.

Check out the official Groove Cruise 2018 Aftermovie and get hyped for 2019!

Nicolas Haelg Releases Unmissable hit ‘Fight For Your Love’

Holding down an impressive career so far which has seen him deliver material on imprints such as Universal, Sony and Warner, Nicolas Haelg unveils another unmissable offering to his revered production style with ‘Fight For Your Love’ on Sony Music. Featuring rising production talent Sam Halabi and the stunning vocal work from singer/songwriter EZEE, the track delivers a powerful fusion from a wealth of 2018’s quickly rising stars.
Having seen support for his work from artists such as Robin Schulz, Bakermat and Sam Feldt, as well as Pete Tong crowning his huge hit ‘Something Good’ as ‘Essential Tune’ in his legendary radio show, Nicolas Haelg has caught the elite’s attention with his finely tuned fusion of energy- driven, melodic and diverse production style.

Making his mark again with ‘Fight For Your Love’, which melds together a compelling combination of subtle grooves, star gazing melodies and an unforgettable vocal cut from EZEE which keeps the momentum flowing throughout. Continuing his relationship with Sony after releasing ‘We Get
High Together’ alongside Tyler Sjöström, Nicolas showcases once more his ability to construct instantly catchy, addictive grooves which resonate globally.

With a penchant for diverse material such as remixes for artists such as
Izzy Bizu, Sway, Blossoms, Gareth Emery and Honne, sharing his sound with performances supporting the likes of David Guetta, Alan Walker on his home turf, Switzerland, as well as a huge Germany tour alongside Alle Farben, Nicolas Haelg continues his meteoric surge, with ‘Fight For Your Love’ set to be another quality addition to his diverse catalogue of releases this year.

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 ANNOUNCES PHASE ONE LINEUP + BRANDED STAGES

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!

3-DAY GENERAL ADMISSION AND VIP TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW AT WWW.SPRINGAWAKENINGFESTIVAL.COM

THIS VALENTINE’S DAY, AFROJACK RELEASES ‘BED OF ROSES’ (FEAT. STANAJ)

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.”

Diplo Admits Skrillex’s New Album Is In The Works

It’s been a long time since we’ve heard about any new projects from Skrillex. His last EP, Leaving, released about half a decade ago, and four years since his debut studio album, Recess.

However, now it looks like the producer is returning with anew surprise after splitting from Jack U. In a recent interview with Argentine newspaper La Nacion, Diplo revealed that Skrillex is working on a new album.

“Skrillex is working on a new album. I think that after that and the new album that we are preparing with Major Lazer, we will make music together again,” said Diplo.

Not only can fans expect some new music in 2018, but it also sounds like Diplo and Skrillex are planning to revive Jack U.

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.