jakub | August 7, 2023

August 6th Weekly Roundup Feature

Hey hey! It’s August 6th and we’re back with our weekly roundup feature. Check back in with The Festival Voice next week!

a.k.a. skips – I.T.C.T.M.

SF-bred/LA-based underground rave producer a.k.a. skips has reemerged into the spotlight in grand fashion.

Now, listeners can get their first taste of Jawfiller with the project’s lead single, “I.T.C.T.M.,” – a playful club banger that is as infectious as it is subversive.

Stream HERE

Amnesia Closing Party

The famous Amnesia Closing Party is the most epic and monumental closing party anywhere in Ibiza. Each and every year special memories are made and new levels are found to keep dancers warm through the long, dark winter months and this year’s will raise the bar once again on Saturday October 14th with the first of many waves of internationally renowned artists now announced. 

Tickets: https://store.ticketing.cm.com/AmnesiaClosingParty_14thOctober23/
Date: 14th October (22h till late)

CircoLoco Halloween

Iconic global nightlife institution CircoLoco has announced their CircoLoco Halloween, alongside their US partner, New York City’s leading underground events collective Teksupport. CircoLoco’s highly anticipated return to New York will see the Ibiza mainstay host two nights of parties soundtracked by the world’s most noteworthy house and techno tastemakers. 

Register For Ticket Presale HERE 

Daktyl & Benni Ola – Safe

Daktyl and Benni Ola are back together once again, releasing single ‘Safe’ on August 4 via TOKiMONSTA’s Young Art Records, and announcing their next EP, Chaos Theory (Part 2) due out on September 29. Following the success of the Chaos Theory (Part 1) EP released in May, the duo are releasing the project’s sequel sooner than expected. The first single to be released from the new EP, ‘Safe’, is accompanied by an incredible music video, offering fans a cinematic representation of the track’s subliminal meaning. 

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Digital Ethos – Kill Em’

Philadelphia-based producer Digital Ethos releases his new single ‘Kill Em’, out now on Rezz’s label HypnoVizion

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Electric Polar Bears – Where We Started

Electronic music duo Electric Polar Bears are taking their artistic ventures to new heights, while paying homage to their artistic journey thus far.

Now, fresh off the release of their debut album You Never Know, the polar bear-headed duo are revving towards their next EP, Where We Started. The 3-track package sees the pair expanding their purview, both musically and philosophically, without forgoing their signature, party-starting antics and creative sensibilities. For these upcoming tracks, Zero and Snowball rekindled their love for vintage synthesizers and drum machines while fully embracing modern digital softwares – resulting in a sleek stylistic blend defined by classic house and music aesthetics filtered through a futuristic presentation.

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Following their massive successes with the music and arts festivals Echoes from Agartha in Cappadocia, Turkey and Labryinto in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Tithorea production company co-founders Shahin Mani and Sherif Koyess announce Medaina, a new 5-day, 2-location festival in the magnificent Kingdom of Jordan. The historic and visually stunning sites of Petra and Wadi Rum will be used to host the cutting-edge music and arts festival, a combination never done before.


Relentless Beats

Relentless Beats, widely recognized as one of the Southwest’s most prolific independent promoters, has announced its August schedule of events. With still plenty of heat to come, this marks the unofficial wind down of the summer show as Relentless Beats gears up for festival season and a series of concerts. Events like the newly created BASSTRACK and recently announced IYKYK music festival featuring Lil Uzi Vert, Metro Boomin’, and Denzel Curry are just some of what is joining marquee events- Goldrush: Sonoran Skies, DUSK music festival, and Decadence AZ. 

August’s lineup includes sets by Laxcity; Ben Sterling; ChaseWest; Space Wizard; Drezo; 1788-L; it’s murph; Jai Wolf; LNY TNZ; Luci; Hvdes; JVNA; Jkyl & Hyde; Audien; KREAM; WhoMadeWho; Tape B; Level Up; BIJOU; Jawns; Montell2099; ACRAZE; NGHTMRE; A Hundred Drums; Miane; Moksi; Black Carl!; Kaskade; Nurko; Leotrix, and more. Relentless Beats shows include dates in Arizona, New Mexico, and Hawaii.

The full event calendar and links to support pages is included below. Visit www.relentlessbeats.com for the most up-to-date information on all Relentless Beats events. Stay connected on Instagram and Twitter at @RelentlessBeats and Facebook at www.facebook.com/RelentlessBeats

SCHEDULE:    04-Aug:            Laxcity

                                                 Venue: Darkstar (Tempe)

04-Aug:            Ben Sterling | Shaded

                                                 Support:  ChaseWest, Frank Terry, Braydon Terzo b2b Lodin

                                                 Venue: Sunbar (Tempe)

04-Aug:            Space Wizard

                                                 Support:  Sora

                                                 Venue: Effex Nightclub (Albuquerque, NM)

05-Aug:            Drezo

                                                 Venue: HB Social Club (Honolulu, HI)

05-Aug:            Space Wizard

                                                 Support:  Digitist

                                                 Venue: Darkstar (Tempe)

05-Aug:            1788-L

                                                 Venue: Sunbar (Tempe)

06-Aug:            it’s murph

                                                 Venue: Maya Dayclub (Scottsdale)

09-Aug:            Jai Wolf

                                                 Support:  Default, Tsu Nami

                                                 Venue: The Van Buren (Phoenix)

11-Aug:            6th Annual Goldrush DJ Competition

                                                 Finalists:  Afterparty, Dirty Mind Tricks, DJ Truddz, Dominatrix, Dxnte, Elixr, Last Minute, Minx,Mars Moro, Randy Perez, Siv, S T P H N, Zac

                                                 Venue: The Van Buren (Phoenix)

11-Aug:            LNY TNZ

                                                 Venue: Darkstar (Tempe)

11-Aug:             LuciVenue: 

Sunbar (Tempe)

11-Aug:             Hvdes

                                                 Support:  Pierce

                                                 Venue: Gentle Ben’s  (Tucson)

12-Aug:            JVNA

                                                 Venue:  HB Social Club (Honolulu, HI)

12-Aug:            Jkyl & Hyde

                                                 Venue: Darkstar (Tempe)

12-Aug:            Audien

                                                 Venue: Sunbar (Tempe)

12-Aug:            Luci

                                                 Support:  Jeanie

                                                 Venue: Salt Yard West (Albuquerque, NM)

13-Aug:            Kream

                                                 Venue: Maya Dayclub (Scottsdale)

18-Aug:            WhoMadeWho | State of Mind

                                                 Venue: Sunbar (Tempe)

18-Aug:            Tape B: Old School x New School Fall Tour 2023

                                                 Support:  Gunpoint

                                                 Venue: Darkstar (Tempe)

18-Aug:            Level Up

                                                 Support: Vastive

                                                 Venue: Electric Playhouse (Albuquerque, NM)

19-Aug:             BIJOU

                                                  Venue: HB Social Club (Honolulu, HI)

19-Aug:            Jawns x Montell2099

                                                 Venue: Darkstar (Tempe)

19-Aug:            Level Up

                                                 Support:  Vastive

                                                 Venue: Sunbar (Tempe)

19-Aug:            ACRAZE

                                                 Venue: Salt Yard West (Albuquerque, NM)

20-Aug:            NGHTMRE

                                                 Venue: Maya Dayclub (Scottsdale)

24-Aug:            A Hundred Drums

                                                 Venue: Effex Nightclub (Albuquerque, NM)

25-Aug:            Miane

                                                 Venue: Darkstar (Tempe)

25-Aug:            Moksi

                                                 Venue: Gentle Ben’s  (Tucson)

25-Aug:            A Hundred Drums x Black Carl!

                                                 Venue: Sunbar (Tempe)

26-Aug:            Kaskade | Wave by Release

                                                 Support:  Ownboss, Carola, Avitas, Elder

                                                 Venue: Talking Stick Resort (Scottsdale)

26-Aug:            Nurko

                                                 Venue: HB Social Club (Honolulu, HI)

26-Aug:            Leotrix

                                                 Support:  VUlllGUR, 2SOON, GUESTLI$T

                                                 Venue: Sunbar (Tempe)

* Schedule subject to change.

**All States Arizona, unless noted

Rose Avenue Records – Rose Avenue Compilation Vol. 1

RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Rose Avenue Records releases its Rose Avenue Compilation Vol. 1 featuring tracks by label favorites including Modern Tales, Luke Alessi, Colyn, and Township Rebellion, along with new faces like Enamour, Julya Karma, Bigfett. Arodes, HWIN, and Sainte Vie. 

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Smalltown DJs & Joanna Magik – Energy feat. Techno Tupac

Canadian duo Smalltown DJs and female producer/DJ Joanna Magik release their new collaboration ‘Energy’ featuring Techno Tupac, out now via Dirtybird Records

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Teksupport Fashion Week

New York City’s leading underground event collective Teksupport announced their New York Fashion Week programming, highlighting some of the world’s most noteworthy cultural tastemakers, including icons Peggy Gou and Skepta.

Register For Ticket Presale HERE

Terrazzza on Ibiza

On 9th August, acclaimed underground event collective Terrazzza teamed up with the hidden hillside gem that is Ibiza’s incomparable Cova Santa to bring their signature vibes and sound from Switzerland to the white island. Headlining will be Nic Fanciulli, with Tini Gessler, Alex Kennon, Baggi and And Hazel rounding off the line-up. Tickets are available on covasanta.com.

Unitea Imagine Genesis Key

Unitea is returning to Imagine Music Festival for the event’s 2023 edition and expanding the Imagine Genesis Key program – an interactive, fan-engagement program that allows attendees to collect digital tokens relating to the festival and the artists playing this year’s event. Unitea, which is a music-oriented engage-to-earn social media platform that allows fans to earn digital tokens and exchange them for blockchain-authenticated, artist-focused rewards and experiences, introduced the Imagine Genesis Keys at Imagine Music Festival 2022, where attendees could scan a QR code or their wristband to claim and collect stage-coordinated digital collectibles. 

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