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Tiësto Announces CLUBLIFE Vol. 5: China

Tiësto announces the release of his fifth installment to his CLUBLIFE series with CLUBLIFE VOL. 5: China, via his record label, Musical Freedom. Inspired by the momentum of dance music culture in China, VOL. 5 is dedicated to the country as a whole. This installment leans heavily on Tiēsto’s own exclusive original productions, remixes of his personal favorite tracks as well as emerging talent from his Musical Freedom label. CLUBLIFE VOL. 5 follows four critically-acclaimed volumes released in years prior and inspired by Las Vegas, Miami, Stockholm and most recently, New York City.

In an open letter to fans, published in advance of the dance music legend’s headlining set at Tomorrowland, Tiësto elaborates on the importance of China:

My CLUBLIFE series began with Las Vegas, and later volumes have been inspired by Miami, Stockholm, and New York. These cities influence me on a personal level, but also represent places that are moving dance music forward. It felt only natural that the backdrop for the next installment of CLUBLIFE be a country with energy, creativity, and originality. A place where DJs and fans are taking new risks within the genre and culture of dance music, helping it evolve as a truly global community and sound.”

Dance music lovers attending Tomorrowland will have the opportunity to utilize free Wifi while traveling through Brussels Airport (BRU), provided by Tiësto. Upon connecting, users will be informed of CLUBLIFE VOL. 5’s announcement and given the opportunity to pre-save the album to their Spotify accounts. Tiësto will headline Tomorrowland, where festival attendees will have the opportunity to hear exclusives from the forthcoming album.

With a remarkable career spanning over 20 years, Tiësto remains one of the top dance music acts in the world. Revered for his live shows as well as for his production and remix work, Tiësto is a globally celebrated DJ that has been named “The Greatest DJ of All Time” by Mixmag and the #1 DJ by Rolling Stone. Through revolutionary moments such as being the first DJ to open the Olympic Games and headlining festivals like Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Stereosonic, Tomorrowland, Ultra and more, he has helped pave the way for today’s modern music landscape. His 2014 album, A Town Called Paradise, yielded Tiësto his first platinum single in the United States with “Wasted” [featuring Matthew Koma] and his first gold single “Red Lights.” In 2015, Tiësto was awarded a Grammy® in the Best Remixed Recording, Non Classical category for his remix of John Legend’s “All Of Me.” This was Tiësto’s first Grammy Award and second Grammy nomination.

ABODE In The Park release 2​nd​ phase of acts including Solardo, Lauren Lane, Richy Ahmed, wAFF and Alexis Raphael.

Α fortnight has passed since ABODE In The Park revealed their 1st wave of artists and arena hosts. After a packed-out ABODE stage at the weekend’s Lovebox Festival, the team are now ready to reveal artist announcement number 2.  Solardo, Alexis Raphael, Sidney Charles & Sante, Richy Ahmed, Lauren Lane and wAFF will join Darius Syrossian, Detlef, Infinity Ink, Josh Butler, Secondcity and Yousef on the burgeoning bill.

Let us start with an act who spun records at the first ever ABODE shindig 3 years ago in Greenwich. wAFF is a DJ famed for his antics behind the decks, party mentality and hedonistic set building. With his ABODE history in mind it was fitting he join the crew for their first ever festival. He’s joined by fellow Geordie and FourThirtyTwo boss Richy Ahmed. Richy has taken his label and party series to Ibiza’s Vista Club this season, proving a huge hit on the white isle. Richy has been causing a fuss with his performances by taking a tougher, darker route with his programming. More of the same please Mr. Ahmed!

Next up, a duo who’s rise to fame has mirrored ABODE’s over the last 3 years and who now find themselves as arguably the hottest property in UK house music. When they play, festival stages reach tipping point, clubs hit capacity and crowds go wild – it’s Solardo. The announcements so far have focused on home-grown talent so now onto the international stars. Lauren Lane is an LA-based American DJ who honed her craft on New York’s notorious club circuit. With hits on Saved Records and Eats Everything’s Edible imprint, Lauren’s trademark sound will be instantly recognisable to UK fans.

Finally, original Sunday party-instigator, Alexis Raphael joins the crew. Along with Cozzy D, Alexis paved the foundations for today’s Sunday party scene with the hugely successful Creche. ABODE drew inspiration from their Sunday exploits, having enjoyed many sunny afternoons as their guests and now the favour is returned.

ABODE In The Park is shaping up to be one of the hottest house music festivals in London this Summer as 12,000 people descend on Finsbury Park for the brands inaugural festival.

ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT 2

Alexis Raphael
Lauren Lane
Richy Ahmed
Sidney Charles & Sante
Solardo
wAFF

LINE UP SO FAR IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Alexis Raphael
Darius Syrossian
Detlef
Infinity Ink
Josh Butler
Lauren Lane
Richy Ahmed
Secondcity
Sidney Charles & Sante
Solardo
wAFF
Yousef

STAGE HOST SO FAR

ABODE  (Main Stage)
SANKEYS (The Warehouse)
DO NOT SLEEP (The Big Top)
HOTBED x PARAVANA PROJECT (VIP Village)

FOOD VENDORS

Anna Mae’s Mac N Cheese
Butchies Fried Chicken

Bangwok
Dosa Deli
The Cheese Truck
PopDogs
Le Bun
Chip Chip Hooray

PLUS ABODE RESIDENTS

Ellie Cocks
GW Harrison
Jack Swift
Jimmy Switch
Will Taylor

Spain’s Dreambeach festival adds Parisian rapper MHD to 5th anniversary line-up, on 10th-15th August 

With less than a month to go, Spain’s biggest electronic music festival Dreambeach has added French rapper MHD to their 5th anniversary line-up.

Taking place on 10-15th August in the coastal town of Andalusia – located to the North East of Almeria – the festival’s upcoming milestone features a host of world-renowned talent that sees Tiesto, David Guetta, Chase & Status, Pendulum, Oliver Heldens, Eats Everything and many more also confirmed.

In what will be his only festival performance in Spain this year, MHD’s appearance at Dreambeach caps off what’s been an impressive 18 months for the Parisian.

Having amassed almost 500m views of just 13 videos on his YouTube channel, he’s successfully pioneered a new genre of hip-hop named ‘Afro Trap’ which blends trap music from the southern US with Afro music which reflecting his Senegalese and Guinean heritage.

An exciting addition to this year’s Dreambeach, the festival’s 2017 offering also reflects a broad range of genres from across the electronic music spectrum which spans house, techno and Drum and Bass – with MHD completing the hip-hop element which sees Mala Rodriguez, Ayax Y Prok and B Jones in support.

Ultra Europe Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Destination Ultra returned to Croatia’s Dalmatian coast this past week, as over 120,000 attendees from 148 countries enjoyed the weeklong array of events. The flagship event, ULTRA Europe, was streamed live via UMFTV with hours of continuous dance music reaching 3.3 million viewers worldwide.

Kicking off on Thursday, July 13, Nicole Moudaber presented MOOD at the RESISTANCE Opening Party at the Giraffe Palm Beach House, bringing along special guests Cristoph and Hito, all of whom laid down an impressive display of house and techno at the waterfront venue. The jubilant atmosphere at the packed club set the celebratory tone for the festivities to come.

The main event, ULTRA Europe, drew over 100,000 fans across three days. Tiësto, Armin van Buuren and Hardwell closed the ULTRA Main Stage each night while Dubfire B2B Nicole Moudaber, Carl Cox and Sasha & John Digweed capped off proceedings on the RESISTANCE stage. B2B sets were the theme of the weekend for RESISTANCE with seven head-to-head performances across the three days.

As the Dalmatian sun set each night, the four stages in and around the Poljud Stadium were doused in a warm orange glow, as the music and atmosphere became increasingly electric. By the time the smoke had settled from the huge firework displays at the Poljud Stadium, festivalgoers were left with an inimitable and unforgettable experience. With a surprise set from Afrojack on the Arcadia Spectacular ‘Afterburner’ along with scores of exclusive track premieres across the festival, the weekend was a constant source of wonder.

The sheer magnitude of the weeklong series of events saw revellers enjoy performances from over 140 world-class electronic acts across seven stages, on three islands and the Croatian mainland. From the Regatta on the island of Brač, to the 5000 strong ULTRA Beach ‘the greatest pool party on earth’ (The Sun – 2017) on the island of Hvar, Destination Ultra left no stone unturned. Culminating with RESISTANCE Vis at the ancient Fort George on the final day, Sasha B2B Nic Fanciulli closed the week in epic style and rounded off another successful year for ‘Europe’s Premier Destination Music Festival.’

ULTRA Europe is confirmed to return on July 6-8, 2018.

Amsterdam Dance Event: Nicky Romero & Friends

There’s no doubt that Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings crew know how to throw a party, and they’re going all out for the label’s 5th birthday this year!

GRAB YOUR TICKETS NOW!

The label has thrown major events at some of the most prominent electronic music gatherings in the world and Nicky Romero & Friends are coming to Amsterdam to close off their 5th year celebrations.

Keep an eye out for Protocol’s 5 Years line up announcements! Tickets are available now!

JOIN THE EVENT ON FACEBOOK

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Inside ODESZA’s creative process by Native Instruments

If you’re a fan of ODESZA, you probably already know that the band is set to release their next album A Moment Apart this fall.

As part of the album campaign, they unleashed a video that details the duo’s creative process in a short 4min documentary style film care of Native Instruments. The video follows ODESZA through the streets of Seattle to their home studio alongside b roll footage of the two of them on tour at Red Rocks. In the video, the band discusses the importance of Seattle to their sound, their creative process and what it means to write songs together in partnership and how that affects their work.

The footage just went live and you can take a look below.

Find out more: http://www.native-instruments.com/

Watch a stream of “Inside ODESZA’s creative process by Native Instruments” here now: https://youtu.be/qQlR90-sQ-Y

Cream Celebrates 25th Birthday @ O² Academy Liverpool

Cream celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year with a series of very special events across the UK and they return home to Liverpool to mark their birthday on Saturday 14th October at O² Academy, bringing together a line-up of Cream legends with performances from Paul Oakenfold, Seb Fontaine, Tilt, Paul Bleasdale, Anthony Probyn, Stuart Hodson & Sam Bunbury.  The bill holding significance to all those who attended the closing party of Nation back in 2015 as they recreate the line up from the Courtyard bringing back the ‘Spirit of the 17th’.

Following the closure of its spiritual home Nation in December 2015 Cream has continued to stage sell out shows in its home city starting with the stunning Cream Classical shows at Liverpool Cathedral, Creamfields presents Steel Yard on the waterfront and a series of tours from some of the biggest acts from the electronic scene.

Cream’s 25th Birthday is expected to sell out with a limited number of pre-sale tickets available from 9am Friday 13th July, fans can sign up here po.st/Cream25th.

Cream 25th Anniversary – Liverpool

Saturday 14th October 2017

Paul Oakenfold

Seb Fontaine

Tilt

Paul Bleasdale

Anthony Probyn

Stuart Hodson & Sam Bunbury

EVENT INFO:

OAcademy Liverpool, 11-13 Hotham St, Liverpool L3 5UF / Doors: 21:00 – 05:00hrs / Age: 18 and over only, Challenge 21 in operation (valid photo ID required) / Tickets from £19.92+BF (Early Bird) / Info: www.cream.co.uk / www.facebook.com/OfficialCream  / Tel: 0151 707 1309 / Dresscode: Jeans & Trainers ok, strictly no sportswear

TICKET AGENTS

www.ticketmaster.co.uk / Tel: 0844 844 0444

www.skiddle.com / Tel: 0333 301 0101