It's not too often that Sunday night becomes one of the hottest nights to go out in Los Angeles. But when celebrating the birthdays of 3 of the biggest names in Hollywood, it can almost be guaranteed that all rules go out the window. Last night, Russian Rob, Igor Zag and Eli Wehbe -- owners of LA's newest hotspot Sound -- capped off a weekend full of celebrations by bringing in Australia's own Dragan Roganović, better known as Dirty South. The man himself came on just passed midnight as the work week had officially begun; no one in the entire venue even seemed to notice as the place erupted at the very sight of him taking the decks. Following up on the opening set, he slowly lulled the crowd with a tech/deep house opening couple of tracks before unleashing a perfect combination of Dirty South classics, new singles from his debut artist album Speed of Life and (what seemed like) a whole array of never before heard IDs, remixes and mashups. Everyone got to enjoy the familiar sounds of tracks such as "Walking Alone," "Devil's Work," and "Silvia," all the while bouncing and jumping around to remixes of tracks along the likes of "Nillionaire" by Alesso and "Alive," a DS and Thomas Gold collaboration. All in all, the Sound crew was able to turn any old 'Sunday bloody Sunday' until one of the best Sunday nights I've been witness to in quite sometime (not to mention that some familiar faces such as Avicii decided to join in on the party). Happy birthday to the big 3 from all of us here at DxE!
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Right before Ultra kicks off, Avicii unleashes the official name of his track labeled "ID" which has been floating around the internet for some time now.
Here it is, and also check out the 2013 Ultra Music Festival's VA Album
New Year’s weekend saw the much-anticipated Phase 1 Lineup of Ultra Music Festival’s Miami showdown make its way around the World Wide Web like wildfire after Avicii leaked the lineup online. If there was ever an excuse to slap ‘viral’ on an announcement then this was it! One week after the Internet frenzy, and the world’s premier electronic dance music festival can now confirm artists that will be performing throughout the 6-day/2-weekend marathon of sound, light and dance. Over the weekends of March 15-17 and March 22-24, Downtown Miami plays host to the event’s 15th year with an unparalleled bill of the best DJs, live acts and future talent this planet has to offer.
The world is already aware that this year’s edition of the iconic festival will mark the final curtain for Swedish House Mafia, who’ve chosen Ultra Music Festival as the ‘One Last Tour’ finale to end where it once began (Ultra Music Festival at Bicentennial Park in 2010). Expect an unforgettable performance created specially for Ultra Music Festival by deadmau5, one of the industry’s most in-demand talents who returns to close out both Saturday nights. Luminaries who have aided in shaping the movement make appearances across BOTH weekends include Tiësto, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren and Avicii as well as (in alphabetical order): Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, Kaskade, Knife Party and Richie Hawtin. Of course, Ultra Music Festival wouldn’t be complete without the essential Carl Cox & Friends Arena, which has been announced in addition to Armin van Buuren’s (the world’s #1 DJ) A State Of Trance 600 Arena. Mixmag—the world’s indispensible clubbing bible—will also slam into the sunshine with an area of their own and who can forget the #1 club in the world, Space Ibiza, bringing Phase 1 of Ultra’s 15th Anniversary to close with the return of their own Space Ibiza Arena.
It is not only the cosmic DJ talent that ensures Ultra Music Festival’s growth year after year, it’s also the LIVE elements that entice thousands of revelers to the Festival’s sun-kissed terrain. This year, and again in alphabetical order, live performances includes: The Bloody Beetroots, Booka Shade, Boys Noize, Crystal Castles, Disclosure, DJ Fresh Live, Hot Chip, Major Lazer, Matt & Kim, Modestep, Rudimental, Thievery Corporation, and Yeasayer. All acts are confirmed to make appearances; some returning after more than a year’s absence and some making grand debuts, thus proving the forward-thinking and finger-on-the-pulse nature of Ultra’s festival organizers. These lineups showcase Ultra’s ability to consistently deliver on talent, both fresh and established!
The complete Phase 1 line-up for the 15 Annual ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL is:
Above & Beyond
Armin Van Buuren
Swedish House Mafia
The Bloody Beetroots
DJ Fresh (Live)
Matt & Kim
A State Of Trance 600 Arena
Carl Cox and Friends Arena
Limited tickets still remain for both weekends of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, exclusively at www.ultramusicfestival.com.
With all this in mind, let’s not forget this is only Phase 1 of a complete line-up of what is surely to go down as one of ULTRA’s greatest line-ups ever! Building on the excitement is the newest piece of viral content for UMF TV, the video, created and directed by Final Kid’s Charly Friedrichs, director of the ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL experience film “CAN U FEEL IT.” Get ready for a no holds barred indulgence!
As the gates opened at 11 am sharp, and as the sun shone down on the 19th edition of Holland's 'jewel in the crown' festival, 60,000 lucky ticket holders made their way to the stunning location of Haarlemmermeer for what was to be a day no-one will ever forget.
Out went the Main Stage this year, and in came the Big Top instead! A tent so big that it housed in excess of 16,000 party people, not forgetting those that danced around the entire perimeter for the duration of the day! Avicii and Fedde Le Grand amongst others were just some of the names to rock the enormous indoor crowd, complete with state of the art lighting and pyrotechnics.
In addition, no stone was left unturned with regards to planning for the weather this year, especially considering the downfall of many 2012 festivals due to the rain! Extra concrete was laid to widen footpaths throughout the entire site, diminishing the need for anyone to traipse through mud and water. What's more, 12 of the 14 stages this year were indoors meaning that nobody needed stand in the rain when the heavens opened.
As Mysteryland prepares to spread its wings and export its magic into countries such as Chile, Denmark, Brazil, North America, Asia and Argentina, it's time now to reflect on what was without a doubt a very special day.
Take 5 minutes out of your day, sit back and relive.
UMF recently launched its new youtube channel called UMF TV. Episode 1 is short documentary staring 22 year old Tim Bergling, A.K.A Tim Berg, A.K.A Avicii throughout his first headlining set. The video also includes appearances from pop-legend Madonna, and takes viewers back stage with Avicii as he talks about his experience at Ultra Music Festival Miami 2012. Be sure to keep your eyes open for upcoming UMF TV Episodes and video exclusives.
Avicii hits 2 million on Facebook and releases a free track for fans. Don't expect euphoric trancey lines this time, he gets a lil dirty on this one.
AVICII, LOCO DICE, MARTIN SOLVEIG, FEDDE LE GRAND AND A-TRAK ALL CONFIRMED AS THE MYSTERYLAND 2012 LINE-UP IS REVEALED
“The Glastonbury of dance festivals, this bold, colourful and gigantic event packs more into one electrifying day than other, lesser dance events would dare explore in their lifetime.” (Virtual Festivals)
For nearly two decades, ID&T’s Mysteryland has been THE outstanding highlight of the Dutch festival season. This year, on August 25th 2012, the nineteenth edition of the globally celebrated one-day event will once again take place at the stunning 163 acre space that is Floriade terrain, just a stone’s throw from the nation’s capital, Amsterdam. With even more investment, time and effort pumped into every last detail than ever before – including flawless production and beautiful art installations, to world-beating lineup, mind-blowing new stage designs and surprises galore – Mysteryland 2012 is guaranteed to be a sure-fire sell out.
Be sure to keep Saturday 28th April, 10.00AM CET firmly penned in your diary. This will be your opportunity to obtain passes to what will be, hands down, and as per usual - the most exceptional dance music event in the Dutch festival calendar. Tickets are priced at €75 and are available exclusively from the official Mysteryland website – visit www.mysteryland.com
Due to the sheer demand expected both internationally and domestically this year, ID&T have opted for a ‘first come first served’ queuing system powered by ticketing partner ‘Paylogic’, who’ve a proven track record in dealing with events of this size. The queue will start at 10.00AM (as soon as tickets go on sale), and the website will keep track of your position in line. BE WARNED – DO NOT press F5/refresh – this will automatically take you back to the end of the line, and diminish your chances!
This year sees the addition of the brand new and super massive ‘ Big Top’, the biggest tent ID&T have ever used. Inside, some of the hottest names in electronica will be tending to the decks and shaking Mysteryland to its very core. A-List guests in the brand new ‘Big Top’ will include Swedish wunderkind Avicii, Belgian brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, French house maestro Martin Solveig and Holland’s very own Hardwell. The closing of Mysteryland each year is always one of the many highlights where no expense is spared; the man honoured with the task of closing The Big Top is the nation’s favourite - the one and only Fedde le Grand.
The remainder of Mysteryland’s twelve stages are marked by diversity. A-Trak presents his Fools Gold Clubhouse stage with guests including Fake Blood, Tiga and Riton, while Loco Dice, Reboot and Simian Mobile Disco will be headlining the new open air Monade Stage; there’s Drum & Bass by UK bass legend Goldie; techno by stars such as Jeff Mills and Speedy J; the all time favourite Dirty Dutch Stage with music provided by the likes of Chuckie, Zedd, Dillon Francis and Porter Robinson; hardstyle from Headhunterz and Zany; deep house by Seth Troxler, Subb-an and Laura Jones…the list of international and homegrown heroes goes on and on! For full lineup and stage details, please see below, or visit the official Mysteryland website – www.mysteryland.com
The Mysteryland Experience
Aside from delivering a truly world class lineup of musical talent year-in year-out, Mysteryland is renowned for being a creatively diverse, forward-thinking and above all BEAUTIFUL festival that dedicates extensive effort and resources towards creating truly magical and breathtaking surroundings for it’s guests. Revelers can feel free to dive into a plethora of workshops and other interactive activities to pass the time, should the music get too much. So you can either dance into the night, or let your creativity flow; or both, it’s up to you!
Tree House Festival
This year Mysteryland organizers are creating a spectacular Tree House Festival comprising multiple canopy-high hangouts where party people can climb into, chill out and enjoy small concerts, spoken word performances and much more. This is a first for any dance festival in the world and it’s shaping up to be a jaw dropping addition!
Every year, Mysteryland producers ID&T NL work exceptionally hard to inspire all of their visitors and partners into embracing more environmentally sustainable lifestyles. With a solid aim to raise environmental consciousness among future generations, the festival is at the forefront of the industry when it comes to all things ‘green’.
Mysteryland offers a wide range of culinary delights; from pizza to pancakes, tapas to Mexican, vegetarian, vegan and organic; anybody who’s been to Mysteryland in the past can vouch for the fact that this festival has it all when it comes to cuisine. Another first this year is the introduction of the Bollywood snack bar 'Oelalal Masala Dosa' – providing yet more diversity for those in need of a bite to eat.
Just like years gone by, Mysteryland 2012 are providing some pretty amazing Sleepover Packages for its international guests – and some of the really lazy Dutch ones too! All packages include a full Mysteryland day pass, transfer to and from the festival, as well as access to the super secret after party in Amsterdam. Accommodation differs between just one overnight stay in a nearby hotel, to bungalows for you and your friends near the beach. For the first time this year they have also included the option of flights from London, Oslo and Copenhagen, so if all you want to do is party and think about nothing else – you can let them plan your entire trip! Travel packages go on sale HERE at the same time as all other tickets – 10.00AM CET, Saturday 28th April, 2012.
Keep right up to date with all things Mysteryland at the following online portals.
Best Dance Recording
Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech - "Raise Your Weapon" - Ultra Records
Duck Sauce - "Barbra Streisand" - Downtown Records
David Guetta & Avicii - "Sunshine" - Virgin
Robyn - "Call Your Girlfriend" - Interscope Records
Skrillex - "Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites" - Big Beat/Atlantic
Swedish House Mafia - "Save The World" - Astralwerks
Best Dance/Electronica Album
Cut/Copy - Zonoscope - Modular Recordings
deadmau5 - 4x4=12 - Ultra Records
David Guetta - Nothing But The Beat - Virgin Records
Robyn - Body Talk, Pt. 3 - Interscope Records
Skrillex - Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites - Big Beat/Atlantic
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Benny Benassi - "Cinema" (Skrillex Remix) - Ultra Records
Daft Punk - "End Of Line" (Photek Remix) - Walt Disney Records
Foo Fighters - "Rope" (Deadmau5 Mix) - RCA / Roswell Records
Leona Lewis - "Collide" (Afrojack Remix) - RCA Records
Rihanna - "Only Girl (In The World)" (Rosabel Club Mix) - Island/Def Jam