When Tiësto launched Musical Freedom Records in 2011 he wanted it to be a platform to release music regardless of dance music subgenre. In 2013, the label branched out further by dropping a “Trap Music EP” and will soon explore deep house with the release of Oliver Helden’s buzzing single “Gecko.”
To expand the multi-genre approach of the label even further, Tiësto decided to relaunch Musical Freedom’s Podcast in open format. That is, he’s asking participating artists to provide a DJ mix of music from a genre outside their own. This new music policy will no doubt create a lot of excitement for both the artists and the fans.
Coinciding with their remake of Tiësto’s classic single, “Traffic,” emerging Dutch talent twoloud kicks things off with a special mix of trance classics. This one hour mix is filled with tracks from the golden age of trance including System F “Out Of The Blue,” Three Drives On A Vinyl “Greece 2000,” Paul Van Dyk “For An Angel,” Binary Finary “1998 (Gouryella Remix),” and the inimitable DJ Tiësto “Adagio For Strings,” among many others.
twolouds’s remake of Tiësto’s classic “Traffic” out now on Musical Freedom.
The sold out festival will return to the
Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 21-23, 2013
(Las Vegas) – Today Insomniac released a diverse list of creators who will each play a part in the total transformation of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Las Vegas. This list includes musical acts, artists and theatrical performers – all of whom are innovators in their respective fields.
“Each year our fans’ inspire us to exceed their expectations – there’s truly something in it for everyone,” said Pasquale Rotella, CEO and founder of Insomniac. “EDC will feature a slate of original artwork, a Discovery Project featuring emerging names and collaborations within dance music culture. I’m excited for our fans – the true headliners – to experience this firsthand.”
EDC, Las Vegas will feature more than 500 creators from around the world. Among the participating artists from music, art and theatrical fields EDC, Las Vegas will feature:
Above & Beyond
Armin van Buuren
Austin Bike Zoo
Bloody Beetroots Live
Camo & Krooked
Carl Cox & Friends
Crosstown Rebels presents Get Lost
D-Block & S-te-Fan
Discovery Project winners
Ed Rush & Optical
Empire of the Sun
Fedde Le Grand
Flaming Lotus Girls
Funtcase vs Cookie Monsta
Fury + MC Dino
Jacques Lu Cont
Jen Lewin Studio
Kill the Noise
Night Owl Experience
Rebecca & Fiona
Richie Hawtin presents enter.
Sander van Doorn
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Super8 & Tab
T ‘n’ T
The Do LaB
The Space Wench
V Square Labs Digital Art
Wide Awake Art Car
Insomniac will create an enhanced music festival experience by transforming the Speedway into a fully immersive carnival adventure featuring theatrical performers, including fire twirlers, aerialists, dancers and stilt walkers. Vibrant large-scale art installations and state-of-the-art lighting and sound production will span across seven stages inside the 1,000-acre complex creating a complete audiovisual experience for festivalgoers.
Insomniac produces innovative music festivals and events featuring immersive multisensory environments enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting and sound design, large-scale art installations, interactive circus and theatrical performances, boundary-pushing special effects and pyrotechnics, and fan participation. The quality of our fans’ experience is the company’s top priority. Insomniac’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival, is one of the largest, most spectacular music festivals in the world. Insomniac has produced more than 250 music events and for more than 3 million attendees in California, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, Texas, Florida, New York, and Puerto Rico. Founded by Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac has been based in Los Angeles since it started in 1993.
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL DELIVERS ON ANTICIPATED PHASE 2 MIAMI LINE-UP, ITS MOST FORWARD THINKING AND DIVERSE YET
**TWO WEEKENDS, TWO UNIQUE EXPERIENCES** WEEKEND 1 – MARCH 15-17, 2013 WEEKEND 2 – MARCH 22-24, 2013
The second phase of talent confirmed to play across the 2013 ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL – taking place March 15-17 and 22-24 during Miami Music Week – has been unveiled, revealing what is undoubtedly the most diverse, forward thinking line-up ever billed in the event’s 15 year history.
“In celebration of Ultra Music Festival’s double weekend and 15 year anniversary, what we’ve achieved with this edition’s ocean of talent and stage production is, we feel, unprecedented. As the industry we work in continues to explode, with so much talent emerging and the taste of our consumer changing in the process, diversity was key,” says Russell Faibisch, Ultra Music Festival Founder, Executive Producer, CEO & President.
“We’ve never put so much time and effort into programming an event as we have for this year’s Ultra Music Festival. We truly hope everybody attending this year will value and more importantly enjoy the unique experience we’ve worked so hard to create,” says Adam Russakoff Ultra Music Festival Executive Producer, Director of Business Affairs & Talent Buyer.
Set to annihilate the newly designed, never-before-seen ULTRA MAIN STAGE, the aptly titled MEGA STRUCTURE, the ULTRA WORLDWIDE ARENA and more, the Phase 2 DJ billing is quite simply out of this world. ALESSO, BENNY BENASSI, DIRTY SOUTH, DOG BLOOD (Boyz Noise & Skrillex), ERIC PRYDZ, FEDDE LE GRAND, HARDWELL, LOCO DICE, LUCIANO, LAIDBACK LUKE, MARTIN SOLVEIG, PRETTY LIGHTS, STEVE AOKI and SVEN VÄTH are among just some of the hoards of names to join the already eye-watering line-up delivered in Phase 1, including ABOVE & BEYOND, AFROJACK, ARMIN VAN BUUREN, AVICII, BASSNECTAR, CALVIN HARRIS, CARL COX, DAVID GUETTA, FATBOY SLIM, KASKADE, KNIFE PARTY, RICHIE HAWTIN, SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA and TIËSTO. After 14 consecutive years of delivering the ultimate dance music experience, it was never in doubt that Ultra Music Festival would deliver for its 15thanniversary.
Looking certain to shake the revamped ‘LIVE STAGE’ to its very core – the next slew of LIVE acts confirmed includes AZELIA BANKS, FAITHLESS (Live DJ & PA Set), SLEIGH BELLS, SNOOP DOG, THE WEEKND and YEAH YEAH YEAHS. Joining the likes of THE BLOODY BEETROOTS, BOOKA SHADE, BOYS NOIZE, CRYSTAL CASTLES, DEADMAU5, DISCLOSURE, DJ FRESH, HOT CHIP, MAJOR LAZER, MATT & KIM, MODESTEP, RUDIMENTAL, THIEVERY CORPORATION and YEASAYER announced in Phase 1 at the beginning of the year, it’s safe to say that never before has an electronic music festival offered so much variety and such an array of top LIVE talent than this year’s 15TH edition of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL.
ULTRA have also announced the incredible array of arenas set to appear over the two weekends this year; true to form, we’re in for quite a treat…
First up, OH YES OH YES! It wouldn’t be Ultra without the legend that is CARL COX! Bringing his titanic CARL COX & FRIENDS ARENA to Bayfront Park this March, he’ll be playing host to some of the finest names in house and techno, including SVEN VATH, RICHIE HAWTIN, JAMIE JONES, LOCO DICE, LUCIANO, FATBOY SLIM, JOHN DIGWEED, MAGDA, UMEK, CASSY, NICOLE MOUDABER and UTO KAREM. Expect seriously big things from this much-loved Ultra veteran and his merry following!
Once again, the world’s #1 DJ ARMIN VAN BUUREN delivers his breathtaking ASOT 600 stage, where ABOVE & BEYOND, ATB, COSMIC GATE, DASH BERLIN, FERRY CORSTEN MARKUS SCHULZ, TRITONAL and W&W, will all be joined by the legendary PAUL VAN DYK who will be making his long-awaited return appearance to the world’s premiere dance music event.
The MEGA STRUCTURE serves up an all-star lineup of the world’s top acts, which includes main stage regulars ALESSO, CALVIN HARRIS, DAVID GUETTA, ERIC PRYDZ and TIËSTO, just one example of what ULTRA meant by “2 Weekends, 2 Unique Experiences.” Fans will rejoice to see their favorite artists tackle both the Main Stage and the Mega Structure at ULTRA 15.
Keeping it going for underground fans, new to Ultra this year is SURFACE – a brand new concept arena held each Sunday at the Bayfront Stage. Reading like a ‘who’s who’ from the world of the underground scene, look forward to seeing the likes of ART DEPARTMENT, CLAUDE VONSTROKE, DAMIAN LAZARUS, DANNY DAZE, DROOG, FRANCESCA LOMBARDO, GUY GERBER, JUSTIN MARTIN, LEE FOSS, MACEO PLEX, MAYA JANE COLES, MIGUEL CAMPBELL, SETH TROXLER, SOUL CLAP, SUBB-AN, TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS, WOLF & LAMB and more.
ULTRA is not only delivering the world’s greatest underground sounds each Sunday, but everyday of the festival. The Mixmag Stage will play host to performances by tech gurus CARLO LIO, DUBFIRE, ELIO RISO, JON RUNDELL, JOSH WINK, SHADED and YOUSEF on Friday of Weekend 1. The second Friday will boast additional techno sounds from AUDIOFLY, CARL CRAIG, KEVIN SAUNDERSON, NINA KRAVIZ, PAUL WOOLFORD,RADIO SLAVE and STACEY PULLEN. Each Saturday will also see a myriad of techno and deep house artists that include DAVID SQUILLACE, tINI + GUTI, MARTIN BUTTRICH, NIC FANCIULLI B2B JORIS VOORN, REMO, ROBERT DIETZ, SCUBA, STEVE LAWLER, TIGA and TIMO MAAS on Weekend 2, and an undisclosed arsenal of premier DJs to play on Weekend 1.
Space Ibiza (voted #1 Club in the world and winning multiple awards) plans a triumphant return on Saturday, March 23 to host the tech house and techno acts that they are known for. Also hosting stages will be Skrillex’s formidable OWSLA label, Afrojack’s JACKED, Mark Knight’s TOOLROOM, with more to be announced in Phase 3. Completing the full house, the brand new ‘TRAPPED’ arena, featuring the likes of BAAUER, BRO SAFARI, DJ CRAZE, DILLON FRANCIS, FLOSSTRADAMUS, NADASTROM and many more look more than adequate to cater to the new trap craze.
Finally, for the ninth consecutive year, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL proudly welcomes back the “ECOVillage”. This area is dedicated to the exposure and understanding of numerous non-profit organizations and charities, and will run over both weekends of the festival. You can find several interactive booths that provide an informative outlook on the world today.
Limited tickets—which have already sold in 77 countries around the world (topping the record of 74 from years past)–still remain for both weekends of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, exclusively at www.ULTRAmusicfestival.com.
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 EDM (electronic dance 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 unrivaled by consistently presenting the world’s greatest, most diverse EDM line-ups year after year.
In 2013, as it celebrates its 15 year anniversary, ULTRA will become the first major EDM festival in the world to expand to two weekends with dates set for March 15, 16 and 17 and March 22, 23 and 24.
A global brand, ULTRA takes place in Miami, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ibiza and Korea, expanding into Europe with ULTRA EUROPE July 2013 in Croatia.
Summer is winding down, but inside Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, which GQ recently called “the hottest nightclub on the planet,” the dancefloor is always blazing! This fall, Marquee continues to bring in dance music’s biggest names: A-Trak, Above & Beyond, Alesso, Armin van Buuren, ATB, Avicii, Benny Benassi, Borgore, Chuckie, Cosmic Gate, Dash Berlin, Erick Morillo, Fedde Le Grand, Gareth Emery, Kaskade, Martin Solveig, Nicky Romero, Pretty Lights, Redfoo, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, will.i.am, Zedd and more. Benny Benassi, who plays the Nightclub with Martin Solveig on September 2, swings back through on his “Rough Road” North American bus tour on October 26, while Dirty South makes a monthly appearance during his biggest North American tour ever, “City of Dreams.” Sunday, October 7, also sees Dirty South & Friends closing out the Dayclub season, while America’s Best DJ is crowned at the Nightclub.
September 1 Kaskade
September 2 Benny Benassi & Martin Solveig
September 3 Hardwell + more to be announced
September 7 Chuckie
September 8 Dash Berlin& special DJ performance by will.i.am
September 14 Cosmic Gate with Emma Hewitt
September 15 Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
September 21 Benny Benassi
September 22 Fedde Le Grand
September 29 Avicii
October 1 Eric D-Lux + Chuckie
October 5 Alesso
October 6 Kaskade
October 7 A-Trak +America’s Best DJ
October 8 Armin van Buuren
October 12 Martin Solveig
October 13 Erick Morillo
October 15 Zedd
October 19 Dirty South
October 22 DJ Vice
October 26 Benny Benassi + Pink is Punk
October 27 ATB
October 29 Chuckie + Redfoo of LMFAO – Party Rock
October 31 Kaskade
September 1 Avicii
September 2 Kaskade
September 3 Above & Beyond with Mat Zo (FREE SHOW!)
September 7 Keidy
September 8 Nicky Romero
September 9 Dirty South
September 14 Keidy
September 15 Chuckie
September 16 Pretty Lights
September 21 Keidy
September 22 Kaskade
September 23 Gareth Emery
September 28 Keidy
September 29 Dirty South
September 30 ATB
October 6 Avicii
October 7 Dirty South & Friends Dayclub Closing Party
Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub was just anointed one of the top spots in Rolling Stone’s “Where to Party in 2012” feature, which appears in their recent “Dance Madness” issue. Now with summer’s heat upon us, Vegas’ ultimate club continues to bring some of the best in electronic dance music to both its daytime bacchanals by the pool and explosive nighttime dance parties featuring its 40-foot LED DJ booth.
Marquee is fresh off an incredible EDC Week that topped the Best Parties lists of OC Weekly, GottaDanceDirty.com and more. This season’s lineup includes the return of French electronic musician Madeon (named one of EDM’s next wave of hot acts by Rolling Stone), Australian reality TV stars Stafford Brothers, Swedish sweethearts Rebecca & Fiona, dubstep king 12th Planet, a DJ set from drum & bass legends Pendulum, electro house prodigy Zedd, EDM-dominating duo Zeds Dead, head bangin’ house producer Tommy Trash, and the Marquee debut of house music newcomer 3LAU.
As always, Marquee’s illustrious list of returning DJ residents includes Arty, ATB, Avicii, Blake Jarrell, Cedric Gervais, Cosmic Gate, Gabriel & Dresden, Gareth Emery, Glenn Morisson, Hardwell, Kaskade, Redfoo, Sander van Doorn, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and more, commanding the ground-breaking club’s state-of-the-art DJ booth. Also every Sunday, Marquee and Insomniac’s now-legendary Wet Wonderland parties are hosted at Marquee Dayclub with a rotating cast of production performances.
“The cool Cosmopolitan hotel’s giant disco rocks day (with a pool party) and night to spinners from Benny Benassi to Laidback Luke.” – Rolling Stone
Last year, André Tanneberger aka ATB effortlessly conquered the top ten of the German sales charts with ‘Distant Earth,’ his eighth studio album. Proof not only of his musical talent, but also the continuing growth of his fan base.
However, ATB‘s success is not limited to his activities as producer and songwriter, he also belongs to the world’s DJ elite, travelling to all four corners of the Earth to play headliner gigs throughout the year.
Now in 2012, ATB is going to release his fantastic single “Never Give Up“ alongside the second edition of his successful compilation series ATB – ‘Sunset Beach DJ Session.’ Once again, CD1 presents a discerning selection of the latest and best club tracks around, skillfully blended into a seamless DJ set by ATB. The second disc is a fantastic collage of current tracks and timeless classics, all with a beach lounge flavour. André’s finely-tuned ear for the perfect juxtaposition of songs offers up the very best from the genre in a superlative mix. As if that’s not enough, the compilation showcases brand new ATB tracks which will be promoted as singles to support the release. This double CD is an absolute must for ATB fans everywhere!
ATB ‘SunsetBeach DJ Session 2′ and smashing new single “Never Give Up” will be released June 8 on Kontor Records.
ATB Upcoming Tour Dates
Jun 1 Houston, TX @ Stereo Live
Jun 2 Mexico City, Mexico @ Foro Corona
Jun 6 Costa Mesa, California @ Sutra
Jun 7 Las Vegas, NV @ TAO Nightclub
Jun 8 San Francisco, CA @ Ruby Skye
Jun 10 Las Vegas, NV @ Electric Daisy Carnival
Jun 15 Frankfurt, Germany @ Cocoon Club
Jun 25 Gdańsk, Poland @ Fan Zone UEFA 2012
Jul 07 Palanga, Lithuania @ Labas Festas
Aug 04 Velsen, Netherlands @ Dancevalley
ATB ‘SunsetBeach DJ Session 2′ Tracklisting:
01 ATB with Rudee feat. Ramona Nerra – In And Out Of Love
02 Norin & Rad Vs. Audien – Triumph
03 Probe – Baila
04 ATB feat. Ramona Nerra – Never Give Up
05 Antillas feat. Fiora – Damaged
06 Markus Schulz presents Dakota – Gypsy Room (Duderstadt Remix)
07 LTN – Ordinary People (D-Mad Remix)
08 Stereojackers – Offshore
09 The Thrillseekers feat. Fisher – The Last Time (Johan Malmgren 2012 Remix)
10 The Madison & Simon J – Follow Up
11 Hazem Beltagui – Into The Blue
12 ATB feat. Amurai – All You Took
13 Mike Danis – For You (Juventa Club Mix)
14 Fade – Beautiful Moment
01 ATB feat. Anova -SunsetBeach
02 Andain – Much Too Much (Zetandel Chill Remix)
03 Klangstein feat. Sine – Klangsine
04 ATB presents Amurai – Love & Light (Downtempo Mix)