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TheFatRat Releases ‘Jackpot’ EP

German producer TheFatRat unveils ‘Jackpot,’ his latest EP. Out now via Universal Music Sweden/Germany, the four-track EP flaunts a lively blend of electronica and progressive house, mixed with the influence of the Gaming Music genre that TheFatRat has helped pioneer.

Rooted in the YouTube community and video game culture, the rising Gaming Music genre’s sound incorporates electronic elements with cinematic melodies and 8-bit hooks.

With the help of hits from TheFatRat and Alan Walker, – the latter’s record breaking single ‘Faded’ has amassed over half a billion Spotify streams and topped several European charts – the genre recently flew into the spotlight, steadily crossing over from an emerging genre into the mainstream. Says TheFatRat, “Video games have such a huge impact on todays culture and they are getting more and more acknowledged as an art form.”

Dubbed by Billboard Magazine as ‘Wildly energetic and genre-bending electro’, TheFatRat has built a massive following for himself, impacting the digital Gaming Music sphere through a bevy of acclaimed self-releases.

With a number of top tracks on huge YouTube channels including Mr Suicide Sheep and Trap Nation, his music has been used in over 1.5 million unique YouTube videos by a range of creatives – leading to over a billion unique views to date.

His 2015 release ‘Unity’ has received over 70 million YouTube views and 14 million Spotify streams, whilst follow up single ‘Monody’ has garnered over 50 million YouTube views and racked up 8 million Spotify streams to date.

Now signed to Universal Sweden, TheFatRat’s ‘Jackpot’ EP marks the next start to an exciting chapter for the German producer. Already at #5 on the iTunes Dance Charts, ‘Jackpot’ overflows with bright, layered synth melodies and cinematic horns.

The title track sets the tone, followed by a similar template of rhythmic bounce in “Epic.” Melodic hooks and bubbling basslines are provided by “Prelude” finally succeeded by “Elegy,” the only vocal track on the EP, laced with emotive lyrics and sharp synth hooks.

EP Tracklist

1. Jackpot
2. Epic
3. Prelude
4. Elegy

Buy/Stream ‘Jackpot’ EP Here

DJ/Producer Mike Williams Announces New Video Series 

With a rapidly developing profile and innovative flair for the creative, Dutch DJ and Producer Mike Williams can reveal he’s launching his exclusive behind the scenes video series today, alongside his film maker sister Michelle.

Mike explained the idea behind the project – “My sister and I both love being on tour and travel the world! We thought it would be cool for people to see every aspect of being a DJ, because sometimes things don’t go exactly as planned and we think people would want to see that as well!”

‘On Tour with Mike Williams’, is an episodic look into the life of the producer and will focus on his hectic schedule as he travels the world. Showcasing exciting behind the scenes footage and electrifying live shows, Mike will be accompanied by his sister and his team that helps make it all happen.

Michelle explains, “Sometimes everything happens so fast during a tour, that I only realize what amazing things we have done when I look at the footage when we’re back at home”.

So go on the road with Mike and get up close and personal with the producer as Michelle guides you through each day, taking in the sights leading up to the gig in each city, and get to know the siblings on their exciting adventure.

The first episode is available right now and you’ll find Mike in Durban, South Africa where fans are given an insight into the making of the music video for ‘Take Me Down’.


Icona Pop Share Music Video For New Single “Brightside”

Sweden’s brilliant chart-topping duo Icona Pop reveal a cinematic new music video for their single “Brightside” out now via Record Company TEN/Big Beat Records.

Following a dance-party nightcap in an empty Los Angeles restaurant in Chinatown, featuring impressive choreography and some of the chicest vintage and designer looks self-styled by the fashionistas themselves. The visual was directed by Christine Yuan, produced by John Curtis and was guided by creative director Bel Downie. The video will be followed by the official “Brightside” remix package on December 9th, featuring dynamic reworks from Fawks, Borgeous, I M Alec and Just Kiddin.

On top of that, Icona Pop is honored to perform at the forthcoming Nobel Peace Prize Concert awarding Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his resolute efforts to bring the country´s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end. The concert takes place at Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway on December 11th, alongside performances from Sting, Halsey and host Conan O’ Brien.

Icona Pop has risen in the ranks as one of the most successful international pop duos in music thanks to their first triple-platinum hit single “I Love It” ft. Charli XCX, which has amassed over 8 million singles sold and well over 400 million streams worldwide. The girls recent collaboration with Chicago duo Louis The Child, “Weekend” boasts an iTunes Dance Top 10, 4.5Million streams in the US and a live Coachella performance. Current single “Brightside” which was produced by MSTR ROGERS (also a collaborator on “Someone Who Can Dance”) and Louis The Child’s Freddy Kennet, will be getting a full remix EP, arriving in December.

Outside of music, Icona Pop is staying visible worldwide thanks to a global lipstick campaign with MAKE UP FOR EVER, with in-store signage featuring the girls in all Sephora stores nationwide. Comprised of Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo, they’re also appearing in the upcoming Dreamworks Animated Film Trolls in theaters now, alongside Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick and James Corden.

STREAM/BUY: https://BigBeat.lnk.to/BrightsidePR

Croatia Winter Music Festival Announced

Croatia from December 31, 2016 to January 6, 2017. Grammy-nominated Dutch legend Armin van Buuren will headline the NYE party, the first of six events over the week that will host performances from some of the most in demand DJs on the planet. During the daytime on January 2 and 3, the sports hall will host Zagreb Gaming Arena, a revered international gaming tournament where contestants will pit against each other playing the most popular and competitive games in the world.

Croatia Winter Music Festival Dates at Arena Zagreb, Croatia

Dec 31 ­ Zagreb 360° NYE

Jan 1 ­ Replay 360° NYE

Jan 2 ­ Heart

Jan 2/3 ­ Zagreb Gaming Arena

Jan 3 ­ Laundry

Jan 4 ­ Wrong Crowd

Jan 5 ­ TYLT

Jan 6 ­ Giraffe Warehouse Project

The week kicks off with Zagreb 360° NYE, at Arena Zagreb on Saturday, December 31. Croatians and international visitors alike will ring in the New Year to the beat of Armin Van Buuren, the inimitable 5-time World No.1 DJ, and fellow Dutchmen Sander van Doorn, MOTi, Julian Jordan, and David Gravell. Ukrainian electro house DJ Juicy M will also share the stage with Armin and crew to celebrate the New Year in style.

The week continues on Sunday, January 1, 2017, with REPLAY 360° NYE, which will be hosted by Ibiza’s fabled Pacha night Flower Power. As one of the most popular parties on the island, adorned with decorations and the ethic of the cultural slogan of the 60s, the event will host some of the most sought after international and local DJs in the scene.

On Monday, January 2, and Tuesday, January 3Zagreb Gaming Arena will take over the Arena Zagreb from 10am to 10pm. Featuring tournaments from the world’s most popular games as well as exhibitions of the latest gaming industry technology, the event is a landmark in any gaming calendar for fans of League of Legends, Counter Strike, FIFA 17 and more.

Heart will take place in the evening of Monday, January 2 with Julian Jordan and David Gravell followed by Laundry on Tuesday evening, January 3 with remix kings Sick Individuals, Portuguese prodigy Kura and Flute-hit maker Thomas Newson.

Wrong Crowd with R3hab and Felix Jaehn will continue the festivities on Wednesday, January 4. R3hab, a pioneer of the Dutch, modern house sub genre and Felix Jaehn, the German tropical house sensation who went number one in 20 countries with his remix of OMI’s Cheerleader, will undoubtedly bring down the house.

On Thursday, January 5, as the festival nears its close, TYLT will host performances by various DJs from Armin van Buuren’s seminal Armada label, which superstars Dash Berlin, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, W&W and Lost Frequencies all call home. The final day of Croatian Winter Music Festival, Friday, January 6 will play host to Giraffe Warehouse Project with Florian Picasso, ending the momentous week with a bang.

Tickets for Croatia Winter Music Festival are available online now at Early Bird Prices.For VIP and VVIP please contact  info@croatiamusicweek.hr

Visit www.croatiamusicweek.hr to find a more detailed description of all events.


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Johannes Brecht & Christian Prommer Release ‘Voix Grave’

Multitalented musicians Johannes Brecht and Christian Prommer have collaborated on a release with a difference for respected Hamburg label Dynamic.

‘Voix Grave’ consists of an atmospheric classical composition from the pair, with an electronic version from each producer.

The original composition features echoing drums, plucked violins and an emotive cello. Whilst it may surprise those who associate Diynamic with its more dancefloor-ready releases, the classical inclusion is a testimony to the label’s forward-thinking approach.

Berlin-based Christian Prommer has a long history of fusing his jazz and classical roots with his love of techno and electronica, with a career spanning over two decades and taking in boundary-pushing projects like Drumlesson. As a producer, he’s previously released on the likes of !K7, Life and Death, Sonar Kollektiv and Buzzing Fly. Here, he makes his Diynamic debut with a version that perfectly fits within the label’s sound; a fast-paced beat underpins the plucked strings of the original, utilised like synths. Featuring the original’s mournful violin in the breakdown, the track builds to a dramatic peak.

Meanwhile, Diynamic member Johannes Brecht’s version has already proved to be a standout moment in label boss Solomun’s recent sets. Running at a full 10 minutes in length, Brecht utilises this time to build up to waves of climactic moments whilst peeling back layers to reveal the original composition’s melodies.

‘Voix Grave’ as a package is an innovative project, with both electronic versions accentuating the qualities of the original whilst providing genuinely club-appropriate takes on the record. It’s further evidence of Diynamic’s commitment to their creative vision, even as the label continues to expand to global proportions.


A1 – Voix Grave
A2 – Voix Grave (Christian Prommer Version)
B1 – Voix Grace (Johannes Brecht Version)

1 – Voix Grave (Johannes Brecht Version)
2 – Voix Grave (Christian Prommer Version)
3 – Voix Grave

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Louis The Child Announce 2017 US Tour Dates

Dance-pop duo Louis The Child will take their North American tour into the new year, announcing a run of new shows from late January through spring of 2017.

Named one of Complex’s ‘10 Up-and-coming DJs Who Should be on Your Radar in 2016’ as well as Snapchat’s ‘Artists to Watch for 2016,’ it’s full speed ahead for this dream team. Hot on the heels of their hit single “Fire” featuring Evalyn, which has racked up close to 4 million Spotify streams, Louis The Child has catapulted full speed into uncharted territory.

Since taking their success on the road this autumn, they’ve tallied 21 sold-out tour stops and counting. Now, their fans can look forward to even more Louis The Child as they head back on the road with their impressive and exhilarating live production.

Pre-sales and VIP Packages are available Tuesday, November 15 at 10am local time, with general on sale tickets available Friday, November 18. For more information, please visit www.louisthechild.com/tour.

Louis The Child 2016-2017 Tour Dates


Wed 1/25 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
Thu 1/26 Milwaukee, WI Turner Ballroom
Fri 1/27 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
Sat 1/28 Urbana, IL Canopy Club
Sun 1/29 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
Fri 2/17 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Sat 2/18 Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Music Festival
Sun 2/19 Los Angeles, CA Air + Style
Thurs 2/23 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theater
Fri 2/24 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
Sat 2/25 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
Wed 3/1 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
Thurs 3/2 Bloomington, IN Bluebird Nightclub
Fri 3/3 Okeechobee, FL Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival
Sat 3/4 Columbus, OH Park Street Saloon
Wed 3/8 Northampton, MA Pearl Street Ballroom
Thu 3/9 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall
Fri 3/10 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Sat 3/11 Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre
Sat 3/12 Albany, NY Lucky Strike Social
Wed 3/15 St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall
Thurs 3/16 Columbia, MO Blue Note
Fri 3/17 Kansas City, MO Record Bar

Pretty Lights announces NOLA New Year’s Run support

Pretty Lights will be closing out his remarkable 2016 and ringing in 2017 in New Orleans for a celebratory two-night event. The NOLA New Year’s Run will take place on December 30 and December 31 at the immersive Mardi Gras World Ballroom, one of the city’s landmark venues that surrounds party-goers with the New Orleans culture.

Pretty Lights will be supported by acts including Emancipator, Curren$y & The Soul Rebels, Manic Focus, Chris Karns and Maddy O’Neal.

Headlining both nights, Pretty Lights will be joined by his band, bringing his complete live experience to New Orleans.

Fans have the opportunity to purchase “PLM Family Passes” which are the highest level of VIP and offer perks such as exclusive sets by Supervision, Eliot Lipp, Wax Future and Outlet, as well as an open bar and ‘skip-the-line’ entrance.

2-Day Passes and single day tickets for the New Year’s performances are on sale now and lodging specials will be available via Curadora.



NYE 2016

December 30th & 31st, 2016

Mardi Gras World Ballroom

New Orleans, LA


Pretty Lights Live (2 Nights!)



Curren$y & The Soul Rebels

Manic Focus

Chris Karns



Pretty Lights Extended Set


Maddy O’Neal



PLM Family Pass Mansion Sets




Wax Future



Eliot Lipp




Canadian duo Zeds Dead has just announced a nine-date European tour to showcase the sound of their Northern Lights album at some of the continent’s most prominent venues.

Fans should prepare themselves for an eclectic live show composed of tightly engineered visuals and pioneering soundscapes.


Zeds Dead have proven themselves as one of Canada’s top musical exports over a seasoned and illustrious career. Their debut album Northern Lights is no exception, featuring fifteen genre-blending cuts that touch on future bass, garage, dubstep, hip hop and pop.

The LP features an exciting list of collaborators from Diplo, NGHTMRE and Pusha T to Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, hip-hop extraordinaire Twin Shadow and Australian newcomer GG Magree. The duo also just released the official claymation video for their track ‘Too Young,’ which is already having an impact online.

Clocking serious acclaim from well-regarded voices such as Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and NPR, Northern Lights is a culmination of the duo’s meteoric rise and diverse musical journey.

Catch Zeds Dead across Europe as they hit London’s Heaven, Barcelona’s Razzmatazz, Paris’ Zig Zag, Oslo’s Rockefeller Music Hall, Hamburg’s Grünspan, Vienna’s Flex, Berlin’s Gretchen, Cologne’s Boothaus and Zurich’s Dynamo Club. For further information on their tour, be sure to stay tuned to Zeds Dead’s socials.



11/17  – Heaven – London, UK


11/18 – Razzamatazz – Barcelona, ES


11/19 – Zig Zag – Paris, FR


11/21 – Rockefeller – Oslo, NO


11/22 – Grünspan – Hamburg, DE


11/23 – Flex – Vienna, AT


11/24 – Gretchen – Berlin, DE


11/25 – Boothaus – Cologne, DE


11/26 – Dynamo – Zurich, CH


Excision Announce 2017 Tour Featuring The Paradox

Excision announces his massive 2017 tour to span North America with 50+ stop from the dawn of the new year all the way through March. Revered as one of the leading heavy bass acts in music and live performance, the Canadian producer is hot on the heels of his newest album Virus, which charted as the number one dance album in the country upon release.

Instantly becoming the can’t-miss event series for bass fans in 2017, Excision’s 2017 tour will feature The Paradox; the original, overpowering stage production debuted last year to universal acclaim. Mastering the set up’s cutting-edge LED technology, The Paradox will be paired yet again with Excision’s infamous sounds system – known to be the most commanding live audio experience, with sound and clarity that boasts a “face-melting 150,000 watts of PK Sounds.”

Kicking off mid-January in Las Vegas, Excision’s 2017 tour will pass through major cities from Los Angeles to New York, and touching all corners of the US, before concluding in late March. Joining the Virus producer on the road, Cookie Monsta, Barely Alive, and Dion Timmer are the confirmed supporting acts.


1/14: Las Vegas, NV – The Joint

1/20: Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

1/21: Boise, ID – Revolution Center

1/22: Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory

1/23: Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater

1/24: Portland, OR – Rosaland Theater

1/26: Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

1/27: Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium

1/29: Tuscon, AZ – Rialto Theater

2/2: Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium

2/3: Milwaukee, WI – The Rave

2/5: Urbana, IL – Canopy Club

2/6: Urbana, IL – Canopy Club

2/7: Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel

2/8: Raleigh, NC – The Ritz

2/9: Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore

2/10: Orlando, FL – House Of Blues

2/11: Miami, FL – Fillmore

2/12: Tampa, FL – The Ritz

2/16: Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle

2/17:  Knoxville, TN – The International

2/18: Detroit, MI – The Fillmore

2/19: Detroit, MI – The Fillmore

2/20: Buffalo, NY – Riverworks

2/21: Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater

2/23: Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

2/24: Washington, DC – Echostage

2/25: Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore

2/26: Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live

2/27: Norfolk, VA – The Norva

2/28: Richmond, VA – The National

3/2: Boston, MA – House Of Blues

3/3: New York, NY – Playstation Theater

3/4: New York, NY – Playstation Theater

3/5: Wallingford, CT – The Dome

3/7: Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues

3/8: Columbus, OH – Express Live

3/9: Indianapolis, IN – The Egyptian Room

3/10: Minneapolis, MN – The Myth

3/11: Minneapolis, MN – The Myth

3/15: St Louis, MO – The Pageant

3/16:  Kansas City, MO – The Midland

3/17: Denver, CO – 1st Bank Center

3/18: Denver, CO – 1st Bank Center

3/19: Albuquerque NM – El Rey Theater

3/23: Austin, TX – Stubbs

3/24: Houston, TX – Revention Music Center

3/25: Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom

3/26: Tulsa, OK – Cains Ballroom

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