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Get to know your Desert Hearts: wAFF & Mikey Lion

It’s hard to believe that Desert Hearts is already crossing into its fifth birthday. The Southern Californian transformational brand has grown from a humble, grassroots gathering into a veritable institution over its half-decade of existence, and only continues to thrive with its City Hearts offshoots. Now, Mikey, Lee, Marbs, and Pork Chop are celebrating their brainchild’s birthday […]

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Report: The most commonly used drugs at music festivals

Over the years, drug and alcohol’s relationship with electronic dance music has heightened its foothold in worldwide festival culture. Music festivals themselves undeniably afford a collective culture of intoxication — a palpable permeation of substance use and abuse that one can sniff out regardless of whether they choose to partake or not. Considering substance abuse’s assimilation, […]

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Lost Lake Festival returns to Phoenix with impeccably curated sophomore lineup

Phoenix is quickly becoming an enticing west coast festival market. Last year found Superfly, the events powerhouse behind Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, planting their flag in the desert with the inaugural Lost Lake Festival in the heart of Phoenix’s downtown district. Now, Lost Lake is back for a second edition in 2018, led by a […]

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Tor lays down an eclectic, low-end wonderland ahead of Lightning In A Bottle [Mix]

Amidst a blanket of monotony in the bass world, Tor has risen as one of the new wave of forward-thinking talent introducing an aural breath of fresh air. The producer wriggled his way into the spotlight not too long ago thanks in part to Emancipator, and quickly made a name for himself thanks to his […]

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HARD Summer delivers mind-bending 2018 lineup loaded with special back-to-back performances

HARD Summer is pulling out all the stops for the upcoming edition of the festival, led by one of the event’s most memorable lineups to date. Slated for August 4 – 5, and returning to a familiar venue at Fontana’s Auto Club Speedway, HARD’s flagship event is sticking to their tried and true playbook of marquee […]

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Get to know your Desert Hearts: Mikey Lion & Andreas Henneberg

It’s hard to believe that Desert Hearts is already crossing into its fifth birthday. The Southern Californian transformational brand has grown from a humble, grassroots gathering into a veritable institution over its half-decade of existence, and only continues to thrive with its City Hearts offshoots. Now, Mikey, Lee, Marbs, and Pork Chop are celebrating their […]

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Relive Anna Lunoe’s full performance from San Diego’s CRSSD Festival

Following her prime time performance at HARD Summer 2017, Anna Lunoe added another huge credential to her list of accomplishments in becoming a mother for the first time. Baby Willa came just weeks after Lunoe’s final DJ set (though, at the time of HARD it seemed like she could go into labor during her b2b […]

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Elements NYC returns with stacked 2018 lineup topped by Bassnectar, Emancipator and more

BangOn!NYC‘s beloved Elements Music & Art Festival brand is returning to its Bronx home at Hunts Point this year for the event’s fifth installment, and this time, they’re gearing up for their biggest outing to date with newly reimagined programming for the summer shakedown. Returning with four elemental-themed stages and New York’s iconic skyline views […]

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Live Nation details Festival Passport expansion for 2018-2019 season

Last year, Live Nation successfully launched its Festival Passport program, granting 1,000 lucky fans across the world access to over 90 of the company’s festivals at just one flat fee. The ticketing and events behemoth has announced the return of its one-of-a-kind access pass for the upcoming season, now with a major expansion in territory […]

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Sikdope drops off brand new dance floor ammunition with ‘Back Again’

Bass house is experiencing quite a moment right now. Festival goers are devouring the high octane bass-driven dance fare that the likes of Joyryde, Ephwurd, and Habstrakt are popularizing more voraciously than ever before. Among those ranks is Sikdope, who’s already caught the ears of industry heavyweights like Skrillex and Jauz, but if the young Polish […]

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Premiere: Alan Fitzpatrick – Colour Of A Dream

Marry together booming, pungent kicks, heavy reverb, and atmospheric synth accents, and the result is an Alan Fitzpatrick anthem. The British talent is no stranger to the art of forging raunchy techno, and this trend continues into his newest A-side on his We Are The Brave imprint. “Colour Of  A Dream” was built for the […]

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Creamfields announces unmissable 2018 lineup

Creamfields announced their 2018 lineup and it’s looking to be behemoth year for the Cheshire-based extravaganza. Rich in both depth and considerable breadth, the festival will bring together 300 artists across 30 stages from August 23–26. Techno don Carl Cox will be making his return to the festival for the first time in over a decade, where […]

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Destructo announces maiden voyage of new four day cruise event, FRIENDSHIP

Gary Richards has cemented his legacy as a pioneer of modern large scale event production and promotion. He’s built a 30-year career from charting dance music and underground hip-hop’s open waters, and now he’s headed back to the high seas with the launch of his newest event, FRIENDSHIP. Dancing Astronaut first reported the news in […]

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Stream deadmau5’s set as techno alias Testpilot on Holy Ship! 11.0

Read More:Get a taste of deadmau5’s techno alter-ego, TESTPILOTDeadmau5 provides full TESTPILOT set for June BBC Radio 1 ResidencyBrace yourselves: deadmau5 announced he has built a new cube Continue Reading at http://www.dancingastronaut.com

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What is Destructo up to? Cryptic roll out for new event AMF begins

AMF is about to be the next big event on this year’s spring/summer festival circuit. While quite a few likely haven’t heard of AMF yet, that’s definitely bound to change with Gary Richards calling the shots behind the emerging new event brand… and he’s bringing along all his friends. Recently the former HARD events head honcho […]

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Exit Festival announces 2018 dance arena line-up featuring Richie Hawtin, Ben Klock, Adam Beyer & more

Novi Sad, Serbia’s award-winning Exit Festival has just announced its dance arena’s “heroes of techno” line-up.Exit Festival will host Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer b2b Ida Engberg, Ben Klock, Amelie Lens, Danish DJ Anastasia Kristensen,  Croatia’s DJ Jock, and Dusan Nikolic b2b Runy at its 2018 dance arena installment. In 2018, Exit will be holding five festivals […]

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Exit Festival announces 2018 dance arena line-up featuring Richie Hawtin, Ben Klock, Adam Beyer & more

Novi Sad, Serbia’s award-winning Exit Festival has just announced its dance arena’s “heroes of techno” line-up.Exit Festival will host Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer b2b Ida Engberg, Ben Klock, Amelie Lens, Danish DJ Anastasia Kristensen,  Croatia’s DJ Jock, and Dusan Nikolic b2b Runy at its 2018 dance arena installment. In 2018, Exit will be holding five festivals […]

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Virtual Self makes surprise appearance on Holy Ship!

Sans the dozens of attendee arrests at the port of entry for drug possession,  Holy Ship!10.0 has gone off without a hitch as producers and fans set sail for Port Canaveral on the party cruise liner of the year. The HARD Presents-produced event even boasted a special B2B set from headliners A-Trak, Kaskade, and Claude Von Stroke.To cap off the weekend, […]

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The full lineup for Costa Rica’s Envision Festival is finally here

Costa Rica’s rising tropical festival, Envision, is just weeks away. In its eighth year, the festival continues its mission to awaken human potential with art, spirituality, yoga, music, dance, performance, education, sustainability and fundamental connection with nature.From Feb. 21-25, thousands will flock to Uvita to experience a stellar lineup of music, which has been announced in full. In […]

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How Houston’s Day For Night festival served as a sound intersection of curatorial excellence

 1How Day For Night festival achieved curatorial excellenceHouston, Texas’ Day For Night festival has established itself as an unconventional, hyper-sensory utopia. Bolstering an exemplary menu of avant-garde talent, the festival satiates thousands all while blurring the boundaries of performance and offering the utmost in aural phenomena in its industrial warehouse setting.Day For Night prided itself on its snapshot booking […]

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