Check out this month’s exclusive set, recorded live at Exchange LA on Friday, July 26th, 2013. To celebrate my birthday that night, dear friend and fellow DJ/producer Michael Badal and I joined forces to deliver a slammin’ tag-team set. Hear it only on Dance: Global Nation!
3LAU, Paris & Simo (ft. Bright Lights) – Escape (Original Mix)
Ashley Wallbridge – Yin-Yang (Original Mix)
Daddy’s Groove & Dino – Walking On Air (Extended Mix)
Zedd ft. Foxes – Clarity (Tiesto Remix)
Showtek, Noise Controllers – Get Loose (Tiesto Remix)
Join me on the dance floor, as we relive one of the most incredible moments I’ve had on stage in my 10+ years of DJing. This month, we feature my DJ set, recorded live at Resurrect LA: Elektropolis in downtown, Los Angeles, on June 1, 2013.
Packed with tons of raw energy, listen to experience the night as part of the crowd.
Sander van Doorn, DubVision & Mako (ft. Mariana Bell) – Into The Light (Original Mix) [DOORN Records]
Denzal Park – Yarl (Original Mix) [Flamingo Records]
Hard Rock Sofa, Matisse & Sadko, Swanky Tunes – Chemistry (Turn The Flame Higher) [Show Land]
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.
Batter up, party people – Fedde le Grand is back! The Dutch legend returns to the road and he’s doing it in style; teaming up with event goliath Ultra Music Festival for their sensational new tour concept ‘Road To Ultra: A Long Way From Home’.
From March 1st, Fedde will slam down across the United States of America, hitting a run of house music hotspots before descending on the Main Stage of Ultra itself in Miami. Bringing with him the double-whammy talents of Sultan & Ned Shepard, le Grand is in no mood to take any prisoners and will be unleashing a whirlwind of new music straight from his own studio onto salivating dance floors below.
That new music will, without a doubt, include the brand new track and Road To Ultra official anthem ‘Long Way From Home’. Co-produced by Fedde, Sultan & Ned Shepard, the single is a funk-fuelled electronic roller that is sure to set dance charts around the world on fire.
To celebrate the start of the tour, fans can get in on the action to win some amazing prizes including tickets to dates across the Road To Ultra tour and to the Ultra Music Festival itself! Here’s how you can get involved…
WIN ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL WEEKENDER TICKETS (WEEKEND 1): Find Fedde! Spot Fedde’s tour bus on the road, capture it on your camera and you could be in with a chance to grab one of five pairs of tickets to the Ultra Music Festival (Weekend 1). Simply upload your picture to either Twitter or Instagram making sure to include the hashtags #FLGmycontent, #ROADTOULTRA, @feddelegrand and @ultramusicfestival [Instagram] or @ultramusic [Twitter].
WIN ‘ROAD TO ULTRA’ TICKETS: Give Fedde a call – phone in to the Dark Light Sessions voicemail on 0031 76 737 0121 to share your most exciting, most hilarious or most downright epic ‘Long Way From Home’ moment and you could win tickets to a ‘Road To Ultra’ tour date near you – just don’t forget to tell us which Road To Ultra city!
Email in a photo that best captures your ‘Long Way From Home’ experience, putting the Road To Ultra city of your choice in the subject line. Again to win, just upload your picture to either Twitter or Instagram making sure to include the hashtags #FLGmycontent, #ROADTOULTRA, @feddelegrand and @ultramusicfestival [Instagram] or @ultramusic [Twitter].
Fans can get their very first listen to the track in this exclusive tour promo video – but tune in to the world famous BBC Radio 1 on Saturday night (February 23rd) after 6pm and not only will you be able to catch Fedde as he talks live and exclusive with presenter Danny Howard about the tour itself, but you’ll also get to hear a whole lot more of “Long Way From Home” plus his epic new remix of Nikki Williams’ ‘Glowing’.
Road To Ultra: A Long Way From Home 03/01 – HQ @ Revel, Atlantic City, NJ
03/02 – Pacha, NYC, NY
03/03 – Prime, Boston, MA
03/04 – Westcott Theatre, Syracuse, NY
03/06 – Elektricity, Pontiac, MI
03/07 – The Mid, Chicago, IL
03/12 – La Zona Rosa / SXSW, Austin, TX
03/13 – Club Chaos, S Padre Island, TX
03/14 – Stereo Live, Houston, TX
03/15 – ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, Miami, FL
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.
Following the unprecedented success and rave reviews of his monthly ‘Dark Light Sessions’ show on US broadcasting giant Sirius XM, 2012 saw Fedde le Grand throw the mix into a weekly format taking over radio stations across the globe.
Cementing his world domination, these hour-long sets feature a mind-blowing blend of music characteristic of Fedde’s legendary headline appearances, which have been causing a stir with fans in all four corners of the planet now able to tune in wherever they are to get their latest dose of le Grand magic.
In the space of only 3 months the ‘Dark Light Sessions’ show is now being aired in over 20 different countries, with more being added continually and currently reaches a staggering 30,000 plays per week online; proving it has never been easier for fans across the globe to put their hands up to le Grand.
As a massive thank you for all the support from his listeners, as well as stations around the globe, Fedde has created a ‘Dark Light Sessions 2012 Yearmix.’ Originally aired at the weekend and now available to listen online via the link below the mix comprises a whopping 44 of the past year’s most unforgettable anthems.
After an epic 12 months in which le Grand proved he can command both the dancefloor and airwaves alike – it’s safe to say we can look forward to a whole lot more from Fedde’s ‘Dark Light Sessions’ in 2013.