jakub | February 19, 2024

February 18th Weekly Roundup Feature


It’s February 18th and we’re back with our weekly roundup feature! Check back in with us next week for the next roundup.

Balaton Sound

One of the largest open-air lakeside events in Europe returns when Heineken Balaton Sound plays out from 3 – 6 July 2024 at its sublime setting by the gorgeous Lake Balaton in Zamárdi, Hungary. Now it has unveiled a raft of superb new names including Amelie Lens, Adam Beyer, Maceo Plex, Stephan Bodzin live, Reinier Zonneveld live, Mathame, FJAAK, Mind Against, Vintage Culture, Miss Monique, hard dance techno stars Sara Landry, Trym and 999999999, plus a special Q-dance take over on the Main Stage. All this comes on top of a huge first wave that included the likes of James Hype, Purple Disco Machine, Paul Kalkbrenner, John Newman, Marshmello, Lost Frequencies and many more. 4-Day Passes are available for just €225 from https://balatonsound.com/tickets

deadmau5- 20 years

As he leads into 2024 marking two decades of creating music that has made the masses move, world-renowned electronic artist deadmau5 is announcing a series of shows highlighting his tremendous career with retro5pective: 20 years of deadmau5. For the first time ever in his touring history he will perform at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on April 27. Other retro5pective shows are set for May 2 & 3 at the Brooklyn Mirage in New York City and November 1 & 2 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.  

Tickets for all three sets of dates formally go on sale this Friday, February 16 at 10 am local time at https://laylo.com/deadmau5/retro5pective. Before then pre-sales with American Express for the Hollywood Bowl and Spotify FansFirst for the Brooklyn Mirage and Red Rocks are launching at 10 am local time tomorrow (February 13) at 10 am through February 15 at 10 am. Artist/local pre-sale is set for February 15 at 10 am local time.  

Catering to his multi-generational fanbase, the Hollywood Bowl and Red Rocks shows will be all ages. The Brooklyn Mirage dates are 21+. 

DEF360° – Barclay Crenshaw

Atlanta’s own, DEF, in collaboration with LOUD CROWD and FULL CIRCLE PRESENTS, is excited to announce an unprecedented music experience: DEF360° at The Caverns, set for May 11th, 2024. This marks the first-ever 360-degree, at one of America’s most coveted live music venues, offering a unique subterranean underground concert cave experience.

At the forefront of this summer’s lineup is the forward-thinking Barclay Crenshaw, who is making waves with the rollout of his eagerly awaited sophomore album, Open Channel. This album marks a significant return following his hiatus from his Claude VonStroke persona and the house music scene. Crenshaw’s headlining performance is set to be a focal point of the event, perfectly aligning with his national tour for a landmark stop at The Caverns. He is joined by an impressive roster of talent, including tiedye ky, The Librarian, Great Dane, and Dublink, each contributing their distinctive sounds to forge an immersive electronic music journey.

DJ E-Clyps – Cuzido

Multi-hyphenate DJ, producer, and acclaimed photographer DJ E-Clyps has partnered up with Bay Area powerhouse EMPIRE Dance to launch his new label, Blacklight Factory. Today, Blacklight Factory released its debut single with EMPIRE Dance, “Cuzido,” from DJ E-Clyps and vocalist Anya V.

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HE.SHE.THEY Tour

Pioneering inclusive party brand/record label HE.SHE.THEY. has announced the Phase 2 dates of its North American tour.

Phase 2 of the brand’s North American run includes the previously-announced Brooklyn show at Superior Ingredients on Saturday, February 17, which will feature Dutch sibling duo Shermanology, Detroit nu-disco queen DJ Holographic, Beirut-bred house/techno producer Nur Jaber, Toronto-based DJ/producer/poet/activist Chippy NonstopHE.SHE.THEY.-resident SYREETA (who made her USA debut at Coachella 2023), and a special b2b performance from Lauren Flax and Justin Cudmore

Tickets HERE

Gryffin – LAST OF US feat. Rita Ora

Dance music maverick Gryffin has unveiled his new single ‘LAST OF US’ featuring internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Rita Ora. The beginning of a new era for Gryffin, ‘LAST OF US’ serves as the first track off his anticipated third studio album PULSE, due out later this year via Virgin Music

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Jauz Wise x Wicked Tour

Bay-Area born DJ and producer Jauz announced his 2024 Wise x Wicked tour dates today. The tour will take place across major US cities including New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, Philadelphia, and Austin- with more exciting shows to be announced this year.

The tour spotlights his 2023 two-part album series featuring all-original tracks that showcase the dichotomy of Jauz as a producer. The first installment, Rise of the Wise, brought eight tracks geared towards more house-fueled sounds whereas the forthcoming Wrath of the Wicked installment was curated “exclusively for the fans” who continue to champion his bass-laden releases today. Listen to Rise of the Wise here & the Wrath of the Wicked album here. The dual project served as a celebration surrounding the five-year anniversary of his debut album, The Wise and the Wicked, which hit #1 on iTunes in 90 minutes back in 2018. With the exciting upcoming national tour, fans can choose their experience at a Wise/Wicked show (or both) and explore their own internal duality at each.

Night Tales – Ready

Night Tales, the duo renowned for their evocative storytelling and live instrumentation within an electronic framework, is continuing their hot streak of spellbinding releases with “Ready” on February 16th. This latest offering is a testament to their global sound and crossover potential, as they grow their partnership with Empire Dance.

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Rezz – CAN YOU SEE ME?

Electronic visionary Rezz has released the titular single off her forthcoming album CAN YOU SEE ME? out now via HypnoVizion

One of Rezz’s most anticipated IDs of the year, ‘CAN YOU SEE ME?’ rumbles with the ominous tones and hair-raising elements strewn throughout her catalog. A nail-bitter that embodies the tempestuous nature of Rezz’s new bass era, ‘CAN YOU SEE ME?’ is saturated with the taunting builds and gritty, industrial drops fans can expect on her upcoming album. Complete with an eerie sample of Rezz’s own vocals asking “Tell me can you see me now”, Rezz’s latest single will leave listeners with chills.

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Subtronics – TESSERACT

Genre-bending electronic music artist Subtronics releases his second studio album TESSERACT today, February 16 on Cyclops Recordings. It embodies the decorated producer and DJ’s full range of talent by displaying a masterclass of variety in his new future-forward LP. The album release date coincides with the start of Subtronics’ 16-date US album tour tonight in Minneapolis.

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The Grateful Dead Benefit

The Grateful Dead performed at more benefits than they can count, to the point where they (amazingly!) got organized and created the Rex Foundation 40 years ago in 1984. Each year thereafter they would play shows for Rex, rendering unto the common good – small nonprofits that benefited society in the realms of the environment, arts, native American issues, and education. This year they will celebrate grants that now total over ten million dollars given to over 1,400 grantees, a proud benchmark.

To honor this landmark anniversary, Dark Star Orchestra along with Melvin Seals and JGB will perform at the band’s favorite single venue, the Greek Theatre at U.C. Berkeley, on July 13, 2024. It’s a particularly resonant date in the Dead’s history: not only did the Rex Foundation host its first benefit in 1984, but the band played the Greek on July 13, 1984, and something special happened that night.

● Artist Presale tickets on sale Wednesday, February 14th, at 10 am PST, using code BERTHA at Ticketmaster HERE

● VIP Package on sale Wednesday, February 14th, at 10 am PST at www.rexfoundation.org Package includes premium reserved seating, a limited edition lithograph show poster, and a VIP reception on Friday, July 12th, at Comal Restaurant, Berkeley, CA

● All General Public tickets on sale Friday, February 16th, at 10 am PST at Ticketmaster HERE

Valentino Khan – Television

Due out March 1, the upcoming POWERLINE EP is Los Angeles-based DJ and producer Valentino Khan’s love letter to his ride-or-die audience who have proven to stick with him through his evolution and the waves of exploration in his sound. Although he made his name in the world of house music, Khan decided to dive into the world of techno, a sub-genre with groundbreaking momentum in the dance community.  

To celebrate the new EP, look for Khan to return to Los Angeles’ east side music destination The Echoplex in Echo Park on Thursday, February 29 for the next installment of his underground party POWERLINE. He will be joined by a round of secret guests where they will perform new music alongside favored underground cuts. The wildly-popular POWERLINE party sold-out in presale within hours but fans can also still catch Khan in select cities over the next few months. Dates follow below.

Los Angeles-based DJ and producer Valentino Khan releases another single ahead of his upcoming EP, POWERLINE, due out March 1. A blazing techno instrumental, Khan’s new single “Television” is out today, February 16.

Upcoming Valentino Khan Shows: 

02/17 – San Francisco, CA – The Midway

02/29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex **POWERLINE show

03/02 – Costa Mesa, CA – Time Nightclub

03/08 – El Paso, TX – 11:11

03/09 – Austin, TX – ILLFest

03/16 – Denver, CO – Temple Denver

03/23 – San Bernardino, CA – Beyond Wonderland (B2B Dillon Francis)

03/29 – Phoenix, AZ – PHXLights (B2B Deorro)

04/27 – Washington DC – Project Glow (B2B Deorro)

Venture 5 – Next Phase

Denver native Venture 5, an ever-evolving music maven, has consistently risen with an impressive string of releases. This multifaceted genre-bending artist is set to release their upcoming bass-driven EP, Next Phase, on March 1st. Following the success of his  previous drum and bass EP On My Own, past electro house EP, Penelope’s Code, and former bass EP First Connection. Venture 5 has cemented their reputation as an artist of unparalleled adaptability.

The three-track EP is positioned to captivate audiences with its audacious and heavy-hitting sound, further solidifying a dedicated fan base just in time for the festival season. The lead single and title of the EP, “Next Phase,” set to release on February 16th,  boldly introduces fans to the next chapter of his story.. This track commences with triumphant fanfare, featuring war horns that segue into a rhythmic explosion of energetic bass, creating a seamless call and response with vocoded, dark, and raunchy basslines.

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UNUM

UNUM is a distinctive musical journey, inviting participants to craft their unique adventure and forge connections beyond the ordinary. It is back in the hidden secret paradise of Rana e Hedhun, a quiet corner of Europe in the town of Shëngjin on the picture-perfect Albanian coastline from 6th – 11th June. The newest additions include Ricardo Villalobos, Boris Werner, Cap, Cassy, Andres Campo, Cincity, Dungeon Meat, Manda Moor, Ryan Elliot, Samuel Deep, Sirus Hood, Amir and many more. Get your tickets now at  https://www.unumfestival.com/



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