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Full Travel Package Contest: Win Above & Beyond’s ‘Group Therapy’ Residency @ Wynn Las Vegas

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Above & Beyond Announce ‘Group Therapy’ Residency @ Wynn Las Vegas
‘Above & Beyond Weekender’ May 17 & 18
Mega-Competition Open Now on Above & Beyond’s Facebook Page
 
Above & Beyond's 'Group Therapy' Residency @ Wynn Las Vegas + Full Travel Package Contest

Above & Beyond will begin their new ‘Group Therapy’ residency at Wynn Las Vegas with an ‘Above & Beyond Weekender’ May 17 & 18, including a full-production club show at XS on Friday night, followed by a pool party at Encore Beach Club on Saturday.

Fans can enter a competition to win a trip to Las Vegas for the launch weekend via Above & Beyond’s Facebook page. The prize includes travel, accommodation, and board at the 5-star Wynn Resort for one lucky winner plus a friend.

“From starting life as the title of our second album, ‘Group Therapy’ has somehow evolved to sum up everything we do. It captures the relationship between us, our music and our fans, and the magic that happens when those three things interact. We’re looking forward to bringing the full Group Therapy experience to The Wynn and Las Vegas for the first time.” - Above & Beyond

Above & Beyond have been on a non-stop global Group Therapy tour since the 2011 release of their critically acclaimed artist album of the same title, which features hits like “Sun & Moon,” “Alchemy,” Thing Called Love” and their current smash “Black Room Boy.” Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy show has become one of the most talked about in dance music, providing unforgettable moments for audiences from Los Angeles to Moscow, Sydney to Tel Aviv, Cape Town to Bangalore, and beyond.

Group Therapy is also the name of Above & Beyond’s weekly radio show. With its global listenership of 30 million, it sits as one of the most popular dance music shows in the world, trending weekly on Twitter during broadcasts. For more information check out their website.

For their exclusive residency at Wynn, Above & Beyond will perform over 10 dates with a special Group Therapy themed production, beginning with the launch weekender on May 17 and 18.

Encore Beach Club is open seasonally. Surrender is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from  10 p.m. to 4 a.m.  Tryst is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.  XS is open Friday through Monday from  10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Table reservations are highly recommended (Encore Beach Club and Surrender: 702-770-7300; Tryst: 702-770-3375; XS: 702-770-0097). For more information, visit  www.wynnsocial.com.

 

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Ultra Music Festival Breaks Records On Its 15th Anniversary + 2014 Dates!

AFTER 2 WEEKENDS, 330,000 ATTENDEES ANDOVER 10 MILLION UNIQUE LIVE STREAM VIEWERS, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL OFFICIALLY CELEBRATES ITS BIGGEST, MOST SUCCESSFUL YEAR YET!

Ultra Music Festival 2013 - Miami, FL

“Looking back over the three days of dance music theatrics, it’s fair to say Ultra does nothing by halves…This year’s festival brought in crowds of over 150,000 ragers on both weekends, and there was no shortage of definitive moments…after Sunday’s Swedish send-off, the question is, how to top it in 2014?” - InTheMix

ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL officially concluded this past weekend as its most successful, elaborate and record-breaking year yet! After more than 330,000 electronic and live music enthusiasts descended upon downtown Miami’s transformed Bayfront Park to attend the colossal annual event – which took place over two weekends for the first time in its 15 year history – ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL looks back fondly at some of the highlights, records and memorable moments that made this year so very special.

For the first time ever, all SIX DAYS of the world’s premiere electronic event were streamed live over the internet via Ultra’s official YouTube channel UMF TV, in a broadcast which saw over 200 of the world’s leading DJs and electronic musicians watched by an audience of over 10 MILLION unique viewers from all corners of the globe – officially making it the most viewed festival event in North America to date!

Arguably the most notable climax of the festival was the last ever show from world-dominating Scandinavian trio, Swedish House Mafia. This scintillating final performance, full to the brim with mind-frazzling lights and pyrotechnics, state-of-the-art dynamic visuals, a back catalogue of their greatest hits new and old – and a hefty pinch of nostalgia thrown in for good measure of course – was in turn watched online by over 200,000 concurrent fans worldwide. This figure has now been officially declared by YouTube as the highest concurrent number of views for any US non-sponsored music stream!

Another incredible new addition, which must not go without special mention, was the sheer enormity of this year’s  LIVE STAGE and its talent. Set within the formidable amphitheater, and with live performances from the likes of Dog Blood, Azealia Banks, Snoop Dogg, Disclosure, Krewella, The Weeknd, Pretty Lights, Faithless, Booka Shade, Hot Chip, Crystal Castles, and many more, this newly concieved stage area heavily contributed to what was, by far, the most diverse and star-studded billing of talent in the festival’s 15 year history.

Although the lengthy plethora of highlights is far too immense to mention in full, other memorable moments included deadmau5’s return to Ultra with his stunning ‘Cube’ live show; Avicii’s second weekend performance on the eye-watering main-stage, in which he debuted brand new material from his upcoming album (with a slew of live appearances from legends such as Aloe Blacc, Mac Davis, Audra Mae and Dan Tyminski, and three members from the iconic Incubus – Mike Einziger, Jose Pasillas and Ben Kenney); and the surprise appearance of Grammy-winning guitarist Slash, who joined Dirty Dutch front-runner Chuckie during his main stage set for a live performance of their collaboration “Rocktronica.”

Following what has been by far the most extraordinary festival in the event’s mammoth 15 year history, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL has also announced that they will return next year from March 28th-30th, 2014.

Looking forward, the next installment from Ultra Worldwide comes in the form of ULTRA IBIZA in May 2013. The exact details have yet to be announced, but you can stay tuned to the official Facebook page for up-to-minute information on dates, lineups and ticketing!

Ultra Music 2014 Dates - March 28, 29, 30 2014

About ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL
As the world’s most famous outdoor electronic music festival, ULTRA has won “Best Music Event” by the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) six consecutive years, from 2005 to 2011, “Best International Dance Music Festival” by the Ibiza DJ Awards in 2008 and “Best Festival” by the Village Voice Media New Times consecutively five years running from 2005 through 2009.  Originally created as a pure electronic music festival in 1999, ULTRA has grown through the years to present not only the genre’s hottest, biggest and best headline artists (The Prodigy, Swedish House Mafia, The Chemical Brothers, Tiësto, David Guetta, deadmau5, Underworld, Kraftwerk, Armin van Buuren, Moby, Fatboy Slim, Justice, Carl Cox and Avicii to name a few), but also crossover headline bands that incorporate EDM elements in their music and have a history or new beginning in the EDM community and culture (The Cure, The Killers, New Order, Duran Duran, The Black Eyed Peas, Erasure, M83, Santigold, The Ting Tings, Cut Copy, Empire of the Sun and Bloc Party). In 2012, global pop icon Madonna appeared as a special surprise guest—the festival’s gift to their fans—to introduce the main stage final headlining artist AVICII, joining him behind the decks to premiere his UMF remix of her new single “Girl Gone Wild.”  The year also was the subject of CAN U FEEL IT, a major documentary feature about the festival, which was shown in over 500 theatres nation-wide.  Together with its signature, cutting-edge productions, ULTRA is unrivalled by consistently presenting the world’s greatest, most diverse EDM line-ups year after year. In 2013, as it celebrated its 15 year anniversary, ULTRA became the first major EDM festival in the world to expand to two weekends: March 15, 16 and 17 and March 22, 23 and 24. Both weekends sold out with a combined total of over 330,000 people in attendance from 95 countries, breaking the festival’s previous record. A global brand, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL takes place in Miami, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ibiza and Korea, expanding into Europe with ULTRA EUROPE July 2013 in Croatia.

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28th Annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMA 2013) Winners Announced!

28th Annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMA 2013) Winners Announced

Ladies and gents, the IDMA 2013 winners have officially been announced!

28th Annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMA 2013) Winners Announced

Lifetime Achievement:
Nile Rodgers

1. Best Underground Dance Track:
Not Listening – Maya Jane Coles

2. Best Alternative/Indie Rock Dance Track:
Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye Feat. Kimbra

3. Best Indie Dance Track:
Just Let Me Dance (Maxxi Sound System Remix) – Scandal

4. Best Latin Dance Track
International Love – Pitbull Feat. Chris Brown

5. Best Commercial/Pop Dance Track
Sweet Nothing – Calvin Harris Feat. FlorenceWelch

6. Best House/Garage/Deep House Track
Love Somebody Else Feat. Joi Cardwell – Maceo Plex & Jon Dasilva

7. Best R & B/Urban Dance Track
Where Have You Been – Rihanna

8. Best Electro/Tech House Track
Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia Feat. John Martin

9. Best Rap/Hip Hop Dance Track
Wild Ones – Flo Rida Feat. Sia

10. Best Trance Track
J’ai Envie De Toi – Armin van Buuren presents Gaia

11. Best Progressive Track
The Veldt – Deadmau5 Feat. Chris James

12. Best Dubstep/DnB/Jungle Track
Bangarang Feat. Sirah – Skrillex

13. Best Minimal/Techno Track
Goes On – Umek & Stefano Noferini

14. Best Chillout/Lounge Track
Lick It (Kaskade’s Ice Mix) – Kaskade & Skrillex

15. Best Break-Through DJ
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

16. Best European DJ
Hardwell

17. Smirnoff’s Best North American DJ
Kaskade

18. Best Global DJ
Armin van Buuren

19. Best Radio Station (Global)
BBC Radio 1

20. Best Terrestrial Radio Station (US)
WKTU 103.5 - New York, NY

21. Best Radio Mix Show DJ (Global)
Armin van Buuren

22. Best Compilation
Ultra 2012 – Ultra Records

23. Best Full Length DJ Mix
R3hab – Electric Daisy Carnival V.3

24. Best Producer
Armin van Buuren

25. Best Remixer
Hardwell

26. Best Music Video
Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia Feat. John Martin – (Dir: Christian Larson)

27. Best Podcast
A State Of Trance – Armin van Buuren

28. Best Break-Through Artist (Solo)
Zedd

29. Best Break-Through Artist (Group)
Krewella

30. Best Artist (Solo)
Avicii

31. Best Artist (Group)
Swedish House Mafia

32. Best Music Media Resource (Online or Print)
DJ Mag

33. Best Music App
SoundCloud

34. Best Music Label Promoter or Exec In-House
Eelko van Kooten – Spinnin’ Records

35. Best Independent Music Promotion/Marketing
Cary Vance – Promo Only Promotions

36. Best Music Retailer
iTunes

37. Best Dance Music Specialty Retailer
Beatport.com

38. Best Promo Subscription Service/Music Pool
Promo Only

39. Best American Music Label
Ultra Music

40. Best Global Music Label
Armada Music

41. Best Music Event
Tomorrowland - Boom, Belgium

42. Best Event Promoter
Insomniac Events

43. Best US Club
Space - Miami, FL

44. Best Global Club
Space - Ibiza

45. Best Headphones
Beats By Dr. Dre – Studio from Monster

46. Best Mixer/Controller
Pioneer – DJM-2000 Nexus

47. Best CD Player
Pioneer – CDJ-2000

48. Best Club Sound System (Manufacturer)
JBLAudio

49. Best Club Sound System (Design)
Ministry Of Sound - London- Martin Audio

50. Best Pro Studio Product of the Year
Apple – Logic Pro 9

51. Best Keyboard or Sampler
Native Instruments – Maschine

52. Best Manufacturer of the Year
Pioneer

53. Best Studio Software
Apple – Logic Pro 9

54. Best DJ Software
Virtual DJ

55. Best New Product of the Year
Pioneer – RMX-1000

Click here for a full listing of nominees and winners.

TomorrowWorld Finds A New Home In Chattahoochee Hills, GA, USA

Tomorrowworld Finds A New Home In Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, USA

After much speculation, on February 18th, Tomorrowland announced plans for a second 2013 edition. The mysterious Tomorrowland bottle, fashioned from the purest crystal by the Belgian master craftsmen of Val Saint Lambert according to century-old traditions that date from 1826, filled with the magical concoction, began its long journey across the seas. Now, one month later, the bottle has finally reached its destination and this September a new chapter will be written in Tomorrowland history: TomorrowWorld, Chattahoochee Hills, USA.

Taking place on September 27th, 28th and 29th 2013, this breathtaking location, just 30 minutes from the Atlanta International Airport, will be transformed into the magical land of TomorrowWorld to entertain 150,000 revelers from around the world.

WATCH THE TOMORROWWORLD ANNOUNCEMENT HERE!


After an extensive trawl across the globe with well over 100 sites under evaluation, the Tomorrowland team settled on Chattahoochee Hills (aka Bouckaert Farm), with the site itself owned by fellow Belgian Carl Bouckaert – the perfect fit. The site includes the same natural amphitheater found in Belgium for the show-stopping main stage, as well as rolling hills, natural lakes and every amenity possible to allow the full Tomorrowland experience to take place successfully and to make its own mark as the second home.

As well as the festival itself, Global Journey and DreamVille will both be in full swing for the first edition, leaving no stone unturned in the mammoth plan to export what has become one of the world’s most popular events. Global Journey planes will be flying in from 35 cities including LA, New York, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro and London to name a few; whilst DreamVille will provide a 5-day unforgettable camping experience.

DreamVille is the magical accommodation experience; a Village in itself. DreamVillers are invited one day earlier on the Thursday before the festival officially opens on Friday. Meanwhile, Global Journey packages are the easiest way to travel to TomorrowWorld. The Global Journey packages offer you the best service, covering your trip from the moment you take off, right through to your return trip home. Packages also include all local transportation to insure that all travelers have nothing to be concerned with and can enjoy TomorrowWorld to the maximum!

Pre-registration for TomorrowWorld is open now, with tickets going on sale in three stages, starting at the end of April. TomorrowWorld is a 21+ only event.

Global Journey On Sale date: 24th April 2013
USA Exclusive On Sale date: 27th April 2013
Worldwide On Sale date: 4th May 2013

TomorrowWorld
Chattahoochee Hills
, Georgia, USA

TomorrowWorld: 27, 28, 29 September 2013

DreamVille: 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 September 2013

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About TomorrowWorld
TomorrowWorld is the first international edition of the world-renowned Tomorrowland festival, taking place on September 27th, 28th and 29th in Chattahoochee Hills, USA. TomorrowWorld will welcome 150,000 visitors through its doors and will welcome guests via their unique Global Journey travel packages from 35 cities around the world.

About Tomorrowland
Tomorrowland is the world’s most popular festival, taking place each year in Boom, Belgium. Now entering its 9th year, the festival boasts unparalleled production with a line-up of the biggest electronic acts on the planet. What’s more, the 2011 and 2012 after-movies lead the way in terms of video content from a festival, collectively sporting over 100 million views, with 2011’s being the most watched on YouTube of all time. In 2012, Tomorrowland welcomed visitors from 76 countries and sold out of all tickets 3 months in advance in under 2 seconds, with over 2 million people in the queue. The festival was also broadcast live on YouTube in a unique partnership, which drew in almost 8 million viewers during the 3 days alone.

About ID&T
ID&T is a young and pioneering electronic music experience company, known for events such as Sensation, Mysteryland and Tomorrowland. ID&T was founded in 1992 and whose worldwide headquarters are in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It has offices in Belgium, Australia, Brazil and recently opened an office in the US. ID&T has organised events for over 20 years, focusing on international productions in the last 10 years and organizes experience events in over twenty countries worldwide. World renowned for delivering unrivaled levels of production and experience, it is perceived as a company in a class of its own.

Swedish Techno Icon Adam Beyer at Miami Music Week 2013

Swedish Techno Icon Adam Beyer at Miami Music Week 2013Adam Beyer Logo
3/21 – Drumcode @ Treehouse
3/22 – Carl Cox & Friends Mega Structure @ Ultra Music Festival
3/23 – Never Say Never pool party @ Hyde Beach | SLS
3/24 – Space Closing B2B with Ida Engberg 

[VIDEO] Adam Beyer @ Treehouse
(4 hour set recorded January 2013) –
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[PODCAST] Adam Beyer presents Drumcode Radio:
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Swedish techno icon Adam Beyer is poised to take over Miami Music Week 2013 with appearances at his own Drumcode label showcase at Treehouse on Thursday, March 21, Carl Cox & Friend’s Mega Structure at Ultra Music Festival on Friday, March 22, the requisite Miami pool party with Sasha’s carefully curated artist roster at Never Say Never on Saturday, March 23 and finally, to close out Miami Music Week – Adam Beyer and Ida Engberg go back-to-back at Miami clubbing institution Space on Sunday, March 24.

The Drumcode label boss is known for his cutting-edge and versatile style, ranging from tech-house to underground techno, regularly performing at world-renowned clubs such as Cocoon Ibiza, Berghain in Berlin, Fabric in London and Tenax in Italy. Meanwhile, Drumcode has become recognized for its musical experimentation and exploration, creating a platform for the leaders of the techno new-wave; its massively popular Drumcode weekly podcast has seen a total of 2.8 million downloads worldwide. “Take Me Away” is the latest release on Drumcode’s brother label Truesoul – known for introducing new and emerging talent in the world of electronic music — and showcases the housier, softer side of Beyer’s inventive productions.

Adam Beyer “Take Me Away” is out now on Truesoul. Listen here!

Swedish Techno Icon Adam Beyer at Miami Music Week 2013

Adam Beyer @ Miami Music Week Dates 

  • Thu, March 21: Drumcode @ Treehouse - 323 23rd St Miami Beach.
  • Fri, March 22: Carl Cox & Friends Mega Structure @ Ultra Music Festival – Bayfront Park | 7pm to 8:30pm
  • Sat, March 23: Never Say Never pool party @ Hyde Park at SLS Hotel - 1701 Collins Ave Miami Beach | 7pm to 8.30pm
  • Sun, March 24: Space Closing b2b with Ida Engberg - 34 NE 11th St Miami | 1am to 4am
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Sunburn Goa 2012: Official After Movie (India)

Sunburn Goa 2012: Official After Movie (India)

Goa. Just the name conjures up images of hazy sun-drenched days and balmy nights filled with the sounds of evocative dance music. For years, this beautiful piece of Indian paradise on the west coast of the subcontinent has been associated with the purest forms of electronica, providing a hedonistic get away for the world’s most discerning music lovers.

For the past six years, the Sunburn Festival has proved to be the jewel in Goa’s crown. Sandy white beaches, searing heat and gently swaying palm trees have provided an intoxicating and exotic backdrop as the planet’s most celebrated artists perform for tens of thousands of festival goers from all four corners of the earth, year in, year out.

In 2012, and after much persistent lobbying, event organizers Percept agreed to give Adhiraj Singh and Kaushik Sinha of RE-Fractor Studios exclusive access to the festival’s seven major stages to create their own fan-based after-movie.

“This was actually our first ever Sunburn,” said Adhiraj. “Over the years, we had heard a lot about the vibe of the festival and it was on our bucket list to go see what Sunburn stands for, ourselves. Sunburn has opened up so many avenues for both Indian and global artistes/music, the audience, the ‘behind the scenes’ work force etc, that it’s not just a music festival any more – it’s something which is part of people’s lives.”

What followed was a true love letter to this incredible three-day happening. ‘Sunburn Goa 2012: A-Z Highlights’ captures the very essence and sense of community seeping through the Sunburn experience. Set to the goosebump inducing Rameses B track ‘Pegasus’, immerse yourself in this stunning piece of film, a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of like minds, peaceful souls and heartfelt, shuddering beats.

A festival like no other: world-class music, togetherness, tranquility, explosive energy – Sunburn captures it all and bottles it into a spectacular event that should be on the bucket list of anyone who values their time well spent.

WATCH THE OFFICIAL SUNBURN AFTER-MOVIE:

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