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The breathtaking Balaton Sound is one of the largest open-air events in Europe with a carefully curated and cultured mix of diverse electronic headliners who play an unreal location next to the gorgeous Lake Balaton in Zamárdi, Hungary. It returns from 3 – 6 July 2024 when people will be treated to the world’s most iconic EDM headliners and underground names from across the house and techno spectrum over more than five bespoke stages including James Hype, Purple Disco Machine, Paul Kalkbrenner, John Newman, Marshmello, Lost Frequencies, Timmy Trumpet, Ben Nicky, Will Sparks, Nervo, Switch Disco and Nick Moreno.
4-Day Passes are available for just €199 from www.balatonsound.com.
Barclay Crenshaw Tour
Barclay Crenshaw, renowned for his pioneering work with Dirtybird Records, embarks on a pivotal transition with his 2024 headline tour, Open Channel. Moving away from the house sound synonymous with his Claude VonStroke persona to the burgeoning realms of bass music, Crenshaw announces tour dates at iconic venues like Webster Hall, signifying a new musical era. The 13-stop tour announcement is a prelude to his much-anticipated album, Open Channel, set for a Spring release via Easier Said.
Tickets for Barclay Crenshaw’s Open Channel Tour go on sale December 8th at 10am local time. More info/tickets here: https://barclaycrenshaw.com
Bass Physics – WHERE I’VE BEEN
Through his distinct sonic and visual language, producer/multi-instrumentalist Bass Physics skillfully transports listeners to alternate realms and gives them reprieve from their earthly struggles.
Now, the artist unveils the LP’s second single “WHERE I’VE BEEN,” a collaboration with vocalist Micah Martin, who has gained traction in the electronic dance scene for his vocal performances in tracks with Kayzo, Spag Heddy, Zomboy, ARMNHMR, TVBOO and more. Melding hard-hitting bass with a heavier-rock influence, “WHERE I’VE BEEN” showcases the beauty of overcoming internal conflict.
EDDIE – UP/DOWN
Australian producer/DJ EDDIE releases his new single ‘UP/DOWN’ out now on Rezz’s label HypnoVizion.
Unraveling with the off-kilter spirit that has made EDDIE one of HypnoVizion’s most promising talents, ‘UP/DOWN’ is a zealous midtempo arrangement befitting dark dance floors. On his latest HypnoVizion release, EDDIE crafts a mystifying soundscape filled with ominous, glitching tones and intriguing bass-heavy builds as a mechanical voice chants “up, down” throughout. A daring display of EDDIE’s risk-taking production style, ‘UP/DOWN’ is intensely captivating with its cybertronic edge.
Gusted – You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)
Boulder-based rising talent Gusted debuts an official remix of Dead or Alive’s hit single “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record),” available on Friday, December 8 via Ultra Records.
Pioneering inclusive party brand/record label HE.SHE.THEY. has announced the Phase 1 dates of its upcoming North American tour. Following its recent high-profile performances at festivals such as Kappa Futur and Glastonbury, and summer Ibiza residency at Amnesia nightclub, the brand is ready to bring their signature, diverse events on an expanded tour across North America.
IMS Ibiza Summit
IMS Ibiza, the thought-leadership platform at the intersection of culture, education, industry, and wellness in electronic music, announces today the first details of its curated programming for the fifteenth edition of the summit. For the first time, the summit will be held at the newly opened Mondrian Ibiza and Hyde Ibiza hotels, located in the tranquil and idyllic Cala Llonga, with programming taking place across both venues.
IO Music Academy
Music production school IO Music Academy has announced their new scholarship in partnership with There Is A Light (TIAL) Foundation. Dedicated to educating the next generation of aspiring music producers, IO Music Academy will be awarding 20 scholarships totalling $70,000 worth of courses and more in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Now Accepting Applications:
MËSTIZA, the Spanish duo known for blending dance music and Flamenco in a fashion like never before, release their debut album, QUËRELES. The project, arriving via their own label, Sacro Music, is an exercise in defending global avant-garde and Spanish tradition.
Night Tales – Do What You Want
Night Tales, the duo renowned for their evocative storytelling and live instrumentation within an electronic framework, is set to captivate listeners once again with new single, “Do What You Want,” on December 8th. This latest offering is a testament to their global sound and crossover potential, as they continue their partnership with Empire Dance.
Peter $un – MY FAVORITE DR**
Richmond, VA-to-LA rapper, producer, and vocalist Peter $un today delivered his last release of the year on Red Bull Records/Mind of a Genius. Off his infectious summer EP, 3PIECE, the groovy lead single “MY FAVORITE DR**” received the remix treatment from the likes of UK tastemaker Blinkie, DMV scene-shapers Jae Murphy and Uncle Kizzy, and the goddess of rhythm, Karen Nyame KG. Each version breathes new life into the track, from chill lo-fi vibes, to percussive Amapiano, to unadulterated house made for the dance floor. The four-pack showcases the global versatility of Sunny’s sound while celebrating the authentic stylings of each producer on the project.
Reggae Land is set to bring unrivaled summer fun to the supersized new home of The National Bowl in Milton Keynes on August 3 and 4 2024 with over 100 artists, and 50+ food traders. Burning Spear and Tarrus Riley are the new names to be announced while the rest of the line-up will feature reggae icons past, present and future as well as UB40 Ft Ali Campbell and Morgan Heritage. Tickets will be going back on sale on Friday at 9AM from reggaeland.co.uk.
Shinichi Osawa – FCKNJP EP
Japanese legend Shinichi Osawa makes his label debut with his new FCKNJP EP out now via Dirtybird Records.
An ambitious debut from one of Asia’s most eclectic electronic visionaries, FCKNJP is a hyperactive two-track exploration into the spontaneous spirit of Shinichi Osawa’s iconic style. The EP kickstarts with ‘LUVTECHNO’, a percussive-heavy opener that spirals with acidic energy and dizzying progressions over its five minutes. Its companion, ‘FCKNJP’, is equally equipped with erratic and volatile parities as it weaves through tenacious countermelodies and high-powered builds. Attention-grabbing from start to finish, FCKNJP is a sublime experimental offering from Osawa.
SITA -XTASIS CARNAL
SITA (style icon Sita Abellán) releases a new single, “XTASIS CARNAL,” via Héctor Oaks’ label KAOS. The new track is the second single off of her official debut EP, Generacion XDISIS, due out January 15, 2024.
Sonny Fodera & Marten Hørger- Levitate
Now, the two producers team up for their first collaboration, “Levitate,” which is releasing via Insomniac Records. This is Fodera’s first release with Insomniac since his full-length 2019 LP Rise, and Marten Hørger’s debut with their main label. Filled to the brim with classic house chord progressions, blazing percussion, and infectious vocal samples, “Levitate” is a vintage warehouse-inspired groover that closes out 2023 in grand fashion.
Starya – Wet
LA-based producer and vocalist Starya, formerly known as Tuff Ghost, is an expert at distilling real-life environments into her futuristic, electronic pop soundscapes. She’s a creative polymath: she uses her skills in singing, producing, and mixing to directly translate her fantastical vision into evocative, spellbinding songs.
Today, the artist unveils “Wet,” a sparkling, bloghouse inspired club-pop track. Blending Starya’s ethereal vocal presentation with pulsating, electro synth lines and lurid sound design, “Wet” is a dripping warehouse banger that transports listeners to the middle of a sweaty nightclub dancefloor.
The most beautiful festival in the world has completed its irresistible list of world class acts as it looks to raise the bar once more in 2024. The likes of Cassy, DJ Three, Culoe de Song, Konstantine Sibold, Manda Moor, Mason Collective, Oxia, Robag Wruhme, Vintage Culture, Wally Lopez and tens more will now play from March 11-18, 2024 on the breathtaking Caribbean island of Saint Martin / Sint Maarten with local and club partners still to come.
That Kid – Q.O.S.D
Hyperpop singer-songwriter That Kid is returning to his roots. Over the past few years, the artist gained traction with his Ayesha Erotica and Slayyyter-collaboration “Dial Tone” (which has accumulated millions of streams); made songs with underscores, Chase Icon, BAYLI, and Terror Jr.; and headlined performances across North America (including at numerous Boiler Room, Heav3n, and Subculture shows): a journey that’s seen him constantly evolve with a prolific output. Now, he’s back to nourishing his core musical sensibilities.
That Kid reunites with Internet Music legend Ayesha Erotica for new single and unreleased fan favorite “Q.O.S.D”. Dropping ahead of forthcoming music from Freakalicious – a new band between That Kid, Ayesha Erotica, and Chase Icon – “Q.O.S.D” finds That Kid in natural form, potently singing over thumping Ayesha Erotica production.
Versailles 400 is a uniquely hybrid artistic creation created specifically by Jean-Michel Jarre to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Château de Versailles. On December 25, 2023, this concert will be an opportunity for Jean-Michel Jarre, who is widely hailed as the Godfather of Electronic Music, and for his innovative approach to his spectacular live events, to celebrate contemporary French innovation as well as link the past to the future. The event takes place in a location that was at the origin of an incredible artistic revolution and to pay tribute to the great royal festivities that have marked the history and made the world-famous Château de Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tickets available here.
Weekend Festival returns to Espoo’s new Vermo Arena for a second time on August 2 and 3 2024 with a mouthwatering line-up of global dance superstars. The first wave of headliners for this year’s event includes Timmy Trumpet, Ann Clue, Boris Brejcha, Da Tweekaz, Darude, Deniz Bul, Kanine, Moritz Hofbauer, Showtek, Sub Zero Project, Tungevaag, Vibe Chemistry, Will Sparks and on top of that come even more global superstars including Alan Walker, Tiësto, Wade, Miane, Coone and Dion Visser.