Earn a festival ticket by volunteering
Work at Imagine 2017 in exchange for your ticket to the festival! Work with your friends, request to be scheduled around your favorite performances and in addition to an event pass and a t-shirt, receive a spot to camp and an incredible behind-the-scenes adventure!
Work Requirement – 18 hours
Accommodation – Camping Provided
Workers must provide their own camping equipment.
Check in Date – Thursday September 21st from 12PM to 5PM
Typically workers are expected to arrive at least one day in advance to gates opening to the general public. Be sure to make appropriate arrangements for travel and lodging as nonworkers may not enter site until gates open to the public.
Reimbursable Tickets Live Date – Monday July 10th worker will be able to purchase the Reimbursable Ticket! Be sure to purchase your ticket as soon as they become available so to increase your chances of being selected for special positions such as PreFest.Sign Up Today
Allowed / Not Allowed Items
WHAT YOU CAN BRING DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT
YOU DON’T NEED IT TO SURVIVE, BUT YOU’LL BE HAPPY YOU HAVE IT
CAMPGROUND PROHIBITED ITEMS
These items are not allowed under any circumstances (Remember, we search every vehicle):
FESTIVAL GROUND PROHIBITED ITEMS
These items are not allowed under any circumstances:
Conditions of Entry
THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE FOR GUESTS ENTERING IMAGINE:
SMILE. STAY HYDRATED. PACE YOURSELF. TAKE CARE OF ONE ANOTHER.
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!
Q: What can I bring with me?
A: See the complete list of acceptable and prohibited items Here.
Q: Does everyone that’s riding in my car need a car camping pass?
A: Yes, each person entering the campground must have their own individual camping pass and their own individual admission ticket to the festival. The camping pass includes free showers (with plumbing), free bathrooms (with plumbing), after party (silent disco), parking at your campsite, and much more.
Q: Can I add Camping to my ticket if I already purchased a Festival Pass?
A: Yes, you can add a camping pass to your ticket by visiting our Add-On tickets page. **Important** If you have a GA Festival ticket, you can only add a GA Camping pass. If you have a VIP Festival ticket, you can only add a VIP Camping pass.
Q: I have two or more tickets. When I go to edit the name on one of those tickets, it changes both tickets.
A: This year we are only requiring one person’s name to be on the ticket as we are shipping out wristbands in advance. Just make sure your shipping info is correct and we are shipping to the correct person as we can only ship to one person per order. Once you receive the wristbands, you will be able to activate and register them. If you need to update your shipping info, click here.
Q: If I am staying off-site can I leave the festival grounds and come back?
A: In an effort to ensure our patrons safety and efficiency of our entry operations, there is no daily in-and-out or re-entry permitted in the festival grounds without a camping wristband. Please pack accordingly and take advantage of our festival locker program, charging stations, and check out the festival general store to grab any essential you may have forgotten. Camping Pass holders will be free to travel between the campgrounds and festival as needed.
Q: If I am camping, can I leave and come back?
A: For the safety of our Imagine family, once your vehicle is parked within the campgrounds, it may not be moved until Monday at sunrise. Vehicles that leave the campgrounds will not be granted re-entry. Should a vehicle need to leave in the event of an emergency, please contact campground management to provide you with a safe escort. We encourage you to plan/pack accordingly and visit the Camping General Store for any necessities you may be lacking.
Q: When will I receive my wristband?
A: Wristbands will be shipped approximately 2 weeks before the event.
Once you purchase, you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite on behalf of IMF.
IMPORTANT: If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder. If you still do not see your order confirmation, click here to access the Eventbrite help center.
No barcoded tickets will be issued for this event, all ticket-purchasers will receive a festival wristband by mail.
If you are having any other technical ticketing-related issues with your order, click here to contact Eventbrite. For general festival info, click here.
All wristbands will ship in September 2017. Please allow to the end of September for your wristbands to arrive. Wristbands will be sent to the shipping address specified on your order. All international orders will be held at will call.
Need to view or update your shipping address? Click here for instructions.
All sales final. No refunds or exchanges.
Q: Can I pick up my ticket/wristband early?
A: Unfortunately we are not offering an option to pick up your tickets early this year.
Q: Can I upgrade my ticket?
A: Yes, if tickets are available, you can upgrade your tickets to VIP. In order to upgrade your ticket to VIP you need to go ahead and purchase a VIP ticket. Then send us your order confirmation # for both the VIP ticket and your previously purchased ticket at firstname.lastname@example.org Once we confirm your purchase, we will cancel your original ticket.
Q: How long can my car be parked in day parking?
A: Cars parked in day parking will need to clear the lots after music ends at the end of each night. If you find yourself needing to leave your car and catch a sober ride home, we encourage you to do so, and will just require that you pay an additional day’s parking fee upon return. To ensure the safety and security of our patrons, no overnight sleeping or loitering in the day parking lot will be permitted.
Q: When can I begin to set up my campsite?
A: The campgrounds will open at 10am Friday for you to begin setting up camp for the festival.
Q: What should I expect the weather to be like during the festival?
A: Imagine Festival is a rain or shine event. No refunds will be issued should inclement weather occur. Weather can be unpredictable. Please keep an eye on the weather and plan accordingly. As always, please be sure to listen to any updates from Imagine staff regarding your safety.
Q: Will there be a lost and found?
A: Yes, Lost & Found will operate during festival hours and will be marked on your festival map. Following the event, lost items will be held 30 days for your convenience. A form will be posted on our website to report and describe your lost items, if found we will contact you. There might be a charge to ship your items back to you.
Q: I’m under 18. Can I attend with a legal guardian?
A: Imagine is an 18+ event. No one under the age of 18 will be permitted, with or without a guardian.
Q: What are acceptable forms of Identification?
A: The following are acceptable forms of identification for access to and the purchasing of alcohol at Imagine:
Q: Will lockers be available?
A: Yes! Lockers are available for purchase at the festival to to safely store your stuff and keep your cell phone powered up all weekend long. Lockers can also be purchased prior to the festival. Click Here for more information.
Q: Can I pass out flyers at Imagine? ?
A: No, there is no unauthorized vending or solicitations anywhere on Atlanta Motor Speedway property, including parking lots. .
Q: Will Medical / First Aid be available?
A: We will have medical staff on-site for the entire duration of Imagine. Upon arrival, please take note of the location of our clearly-marked medical tents should you need to stop by during the event. If you need medical assistance, contact the nearest security guard, staff member, volunteer, or medic, or go to one of the on-site medical tents. If you’re not sure whether it’s an emergency or not, assume it is and get help immediately. All of our safety and medical staff are here to help you enjoy the festival and make it home safely – no judgements.
Q: Can I Bring My Medication?
A: Yes, medications are allowed into the festival and campgrounds as long as they comply with the following:
Q: Will there be FREE water?
A: Yes, Imagine has implemented even more FREE water stations for 2017, available both inside the festival grounds and in camping. Check your festival map for locations. There will also be water available for purchase at the bar.
Q: Are pets allowed?
A: Imagine has a strict no-pet policy, with exceptions only for service animals as specified by federal and state law. Due to large-scale service animal fraud and for the safety of our patrons, staff, and other service animals, all animals which do not meet the legal standards will not be allowed into the festival grounds. All service animals must be registered at the entrance gates. Please note, dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support are not considered service animals by the ADA and and will not be allowed into Imagine. For more info, visit www.ada.gov.
Q: Will there be an official afterparty?
A: Yes, the official afterparty will be located in the campground at the silent disco. You must have a camping pass to gain admission to the silent disco.
Q: The information on my ticket is wrong, how do I fix this?
A: To update the information on your ticket and/or change shipping address, click here for instructions
Q: Where should I buy my imagine Festival Ticket?
A: Eventbrite is the only authorized ticket vendor for Imagine Festival.
There are No refunds or Exchanges, all Sales are final.
Do not buy passes from scalpers, we do not service, authenticate, or support passes from scalpers. We do not assist in any 3rd party transactions.
Q: Are JusCollege Tickets Valid?
A: Yes, JusCollege is an authorized third party ticket seller for College packages. You must have a valid student ID and email address to qualify for this ticket option. Camping offered in these packages is Tent-Only camping in a separate lot from our GA campgrounds. However, JusCollege ticket holders will have access to the GA Campgrounds and Silent Disco. If you purchase a Jus College ticket and are not a college student, you will not be able to pick up your wristband.
Q: Are GetStreetTeam Tickets Valid
A: Yes, GetStreetTeam is an authorized third party ticket seller and represent our Brand Ambassadors. These brand ambassadors are selling Imagine Festival tickets at a discounted price (no fees) to earn a free ticket for themselves. Our Brand Ambassadors are not ticket scalpers, if someone is offering you a different deal and selling you tickets directly not using the Get Street Team platform, that sale is unauthorized.
Q: I can no longer attend, Can I get a refund?
A: Unfortunately, no; we have a very strict no refund policy.
Q: Is my camera allowed into the festival?
A: Small point and shoot cameras, GoPros, and other cameras without detachable lenses are allowed into the festival.
Q: I have a media related question, who do I contact?
A: For those interested in press passes and any other media inquiries,please email us at email@example.com.
Q: I am interested in performing at Imagine Festival, who do I contact?
A: For all performance injuries please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: How do I become a vendor at Imagine Festival?
A: Potential vendors must sign up and be approved prior to the festival. Upon approval you will be able to sell merchandise. Click here to apply to be a vendor.
Q: Will there be water bottle refill stations?
A: Yes! Imagine has implemented even more FREE water stations for 2017, are available both inside the festival grounds and in camping. Any reusable water bottle or camelback can be filled for FREE. Check your festival map for locations.
Q: Does Imagine offer Merchandise?
A: Yes! We will be offering official Imagine apparel and merchandise along with a wide variety of other vendors as well!
Q: I would like to camp on site, what options are available?
A: Currently there is car camping, tent only camping, VIP camping, and RV camping! We also feature Glamping options and Easy Tents . Make sure and buy your ticket as soon as possible before any of these options sell out.
Q: Am I allowed to bring my own alcohol?
A: Alcohol is allowed into the camp grounds but not into the festival grounds. There is a limit to how much each person can bring in, please see allowed/not allowed items for specifics.
Q: What is the difference between car camping and tent camping?
A: With general car camping you will be able to camp right next to your car. With tent only camping you will be in a separate lot where there are no cars. If you arrive on site without a vehicle and have purchased camping, you will be directed to the tent only lot. There is not a seperate ticket for Tent-Only Camping.
Q: What size is my car camping spot?
A: Car campers will have a 20’x20’ campsite. Camping plots are first come, first serve and provide enough space to fit one vehicle and two tents. VIP Camping lots are approximately 50% larger than the GA Campsites and can accommodate 1 vehicle and up to 3 tents depending on the size of your tents.
Q: Am I able to camp at Imagine without a festival pass?
A: Everyone camping will need a festival pass to accompany their camping pass before entering the camping area.
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Hailing out of Detroit, this DJ/Producer/Label Owner understands and appreciates emotional, melodic dance music and how to translate our deepest feelings into tracks and sets that stay imprinted on our hearts. With Top 10 Beatport hits that cemented his name in the industry such as “Ghost In The Machine” and “The Orange Room,” “Drive” and “The Heart Speaks” Kenneth continues to bring us a variety of musical goose bumps with forthcoming releases like “Be With You” and “Heart On Fire.” When not working on originals, KT is putting together hit mashups like “Waterfall Language” and “Set Fire to 1983”, being played by Armin van Buuren and Tiesto- while also keeping an ear out and developing new talents to put out on his own imprint IAMPHOENIX.Buy Tickets
What makes Weiss stand out as a DJ/producer? It’s the fact he embodies the spirit and simplicity of that original House sound. With a love of old school jackin’, Chicago House – combined with a modern approach to his productions and sets – as an artist he has a unique and individual style that’s won plaudits from across the scene.
After a spectacularly successful intro to the scene in 2013 which saw Weiss being championed by the likes of Groove Armada, Green Velvet, Loco Dice, Kenny Dope, Pete Tong & more, the hit single ‘My Sister’ rotating on BBC Radio 1 whilst staying strong in the Beatport top ten chart for over four months, and countless gigs all over Europe, it was plain to see that Weiss was here to stay. Following this lead, Weiss has risen to even greater heights, with his releases inspiring support from the most respected & freshest names in the industry, including Gorgon City, Eats Everything, Shadow Child, Hot Since 82, Claude Vonstroke, Green Velvet, Annie Mac and more.
Reading through his discography is like an accolade to underground club hits, with original productions like ‘Guitar Man’ ‘Man Gone’ ‘Our Love’ & ‘I Believe’ delivering that classic Weiss production, ranging from defining vocals to that unmistakable rumble and old school drums of the driving club cuts. More recently his summer anthem “You’re Sunshine” ignited both the clubs and radio becoming one of the most recognized tracks of 2016 with countless Radio 1 plays whilst becoming one of the “most played” tracks of the summer on Sirius FM, one of the biggest stations in the U.S. Similarly Weiss has seen Huge demand for remixes, including MK, Rudimental, Gorgon City, Green Velvet, Tube & Berger & more all looking for that distinctive Weiss sound. Most recently he has seen success on labels such as Dirtybird, Relief, Play It Down and Toolroom, with every release racing up Beatport’s charts whilst gaining widespread support from his peers and across global radio waves.
Touring has seen Weiss play on some of the world’s most famous stages, including Fabric London, BPM Festival Mexico, Kosmonaut Berlin, Exchange LA, Treehouse Miami, Cielo New York, Vista Club Ibiza, Sankeys Manchester, Revolver Melbourne and many more.
Over the past 12 months Weiss has showed no signs of slowing down, culminating with a DJ Mag Best Of British nomination and the world-renowned BBC Radio 1 inviting him on to Pete Tongs Essential Selection for the ‘Afterhours Mix’ where he was able to showcase his darker side with a suitably driving mix ranging from 6am heavyweights across to forgotten 90’s classics.
A huge venture for Weiss see’s him taking his very own night into the clubs; ‘Weiss City’ showcases this talented producer’s ability to transcend the full spectrum of house music – and give his fans a true insight into his musical talents. An opportunity to invite fellow producer/DJs who Weiss truly admires, these night’s also feature special guests who will bring their own signature styles that are true to that original house sound.
Following two stand out performances at the Egg in 2015, it made only natural sense for Weiss to be launching his own London residency at the club with the first ‘Weiss City’ taking place at the beginning of 2016 to a sell out crowd. Regular packed out events followed with special guests including Oliver Dollar, Ninetoes, Dennis Cruz, S-Man, Riva Starr, Mat.Joe & more, finishing off the year with a stand out event at ADE Amsterdam with Tube & Berger at the Legendary Panama club.
Trends in dance music will always come and go, Weiss is an ambassador for real House music, championing the original Jackin’ Chicago house sound, and with a string of exciting projects, collaborations and hotly tipped releases on their way, expect nothing but the hottest and most underground cuts from this rising star…
Kaskade’s signature sound is as unmistakable as it is beautiful; a combination of dewy female vocals, tough electronic underpinnings, and memorable melodies.” — Billboard
The New York Times may have called him the “new face of electronic dance music” in a recent profile, but Ryan Raddon, known as Kaskade, has been in the trenches of the EDM scene as an original recording artist and in-demand DJ for more than a decade. He has released seven studio albums, including his latest, Fire & Ice, scored nine Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay Chart, created chart-topping remixes for everyone from Lady Gaga to Beyoncé, appeared at all the major summer festivals, and has performed between 150 and 200 headlining shows a year for the last 10 years, building a name for himself as an innovator of the EDM scene as we know it today, which has opened doors for the likes of Deadmau5, Tiesto, Skrillex and more. In doing so, he has helped to lay the groundwork for a titanic musical and cultural shift: a post-rock EDM revolution that has captured the imagination of a new generation of music lovers across North America
Kaskade has been named America’s No. 1 DJ by DJ Times and Pioneer DJ. In 2012, he will appear at this year’s Coachella, for which he has a special performance planned, and will hit the road in May for his biggest headlining tour ever — 50-plus North American shows in just over three months. His own live show is a jaw-dropping spectacle that finds him performing in front of an 80-foot wide, three-stories tall LED screen that blares images synched with the music while strobe lights scan the crowd. Kaskade’s belief in the transformative power of dance music to uplift thousands of people at once has had a significant effect on the U.S. scene. His ground-breaking double residency in Las Vegas at the Encore Beach Club (which had not even been built when he signed on) and Marquee has elevated the city’s status as a premiere club-going destination on par with London, Berlin, and Ibiza, is another testament to his influence.
Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, Raddon was heavily influenced by New Wave bands like The Cure, Echo and The Bunnymen, and The Smiths that ignited his love for melody and lyrics and was strongly impacted by the house music scene that developed in Chicago. Following stints spinning throughout college and in A&R at OM Records, he began working on his own music, which includes multiple singles, EPs, and remixes, as well as the albums: his most recent 2011 release Fire & Ice – which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Chart, No. 3 on the Independent Albums chart, and No. 17 on the Top 200 Albums chart, while the iTunes version debuted at No. 4 on the overall album chart. The Fire disc contains ten original songs geared firmly toward the dancefloor, while on the Ice disc, Kaskade delivers the perfect down-tempo post-club experience by remixing all ten songs. Both discs showcase the musical versatility tat has characterized his work ever since he began writing his own songs. This album was preceded by It’s You, It’s Me (2003), In the Moment (2004), The Calm (2006), Here & Now (2006), Love Mysterious (2006), Strobelite Seduction (2008), Dynasty (2010) and Dance.Love (2010).
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He started making dubstep in 2011 and from there evolved into a whole sound and genre of his own. With swampy bass lines and ambient mystical soundscapes, a Toadface set is a journey that all bass music fans can enjoy.Buy Tickets
The origins of Montreal born DJ-producer-incipient Teutonic legend Tiga lie to the vague and troubling East, where he was weaned on the nefarious milk of the notorious 1980s Indian club scene. “To the unforgiving eye,” he says of the sybaritic night-kingdom, “a world of filth and decadence is revealed. For example, I’m fairly certain that more than a few club owners had an unsavory arrangement with the man who brought the folding chairs. I was at once appalled and enraptured. After that, I had no choice in the matter.”
By 1990, Tiga had returned to Montreal, prodigiously night wise and unsatisfied with the existing local club scene (calling it “the plumage of a bird I cannot bring myself to want.”) With the help of a core group of friends, he began to throw a series of small parties infused with the sense of dead-eyed ennui gleaned from a past littered with acid whores and crazed Indian gamblers. Other innovations which Tiga introduced to Montreal party culture include guest DJs, intense street promotions featuring rival gangs of street acrobats, color flyers, multi-dj sets, and leading the supplicant crowd through the innermost corridors of one’s soul.
It was this heady time of dizzying innovation and ravenous sexual ambition which culminated in the birth of 1993’s “Solstice,” generally considered to be Montreal’s first genuine rave. (A year earlier, a hyper-prescient Tiga staged “Eclectricity,” the first online rave, a project whose utter failure remains a source of bafflement: “It broke my heart, given my views on diversity. . . I am, I feel, a very interactive person.”) Tiga has since helped to orchestrate no less than ten major events, including “The Orb Live,” “Pure,” and the very first North American appearance of continental illusionist Jean-There.
In 1994, Tiga bought DNA Records, a small medical data concern, and parlayed it into Montreal’s premiere electronic music boutique. “We’ve always believed in putting the customer first, from helping you find that one minimal house record that will make your collection to offering concerned looks as you wade through the enormous backlog of test results to discover if you are in fact afflicted with a congenital disease.”
In 1996, Tiga mourned the death of actor and poet Tupac Shakur.
That same year, the Montreal dance community found a haven for the boldest feats of dance, where fools are in love with mystery and sex-valor is prized above all else. Sona (meaning literally ‘Liar-dancer’) was initially conceived of by Tiga and his two partners as “a perverse, jeering monolith, because nothing is sacred anymore” but it has evolved into much more. In addition to its place amongst the pantheon of urban groove centers, on weekdays it rents out its facilities, at a very reasonable rate, to a local program dedicated to teaching homeless men to dance properly (“I just think it’s an important project,” Tiga said at the time).
In 1998, Tiga started Turbo Recordings as an outlet for his wildman organ escapades but he soon found a host of other artists who were willing to be paid to record for him. Turbo has released over 20 albums, 2 samplers, and 12 vinyl twelve inches as well as secured global distribution with Prime, Intergroove and Caroline. Notable releases include Peter Benisch’s “Soundtrack Saga,” Christopher Handlebar’s “To a Time of Asia” and Tiga’s own “Mixed Emotions” and “American Gigolo”
By last year, however, overwork and media saturation began to show their strain, as evidenced by Tiga’s hysterical outburst at a fashion photographer during a promo shoot:
“I’ll sit for your venal cigarette pictures, but I will not indulge you in your game of ‘Eyes! Lies! Surprise!’ I dare you, coward– call out your cloakmen! What are you waiting for? The truth?!”
Following a month spent riding horses and caring for his voice, Tiga entered the studio with producer Zyntherius “Jori” Hulkonnen and a singular vision: “electro, but mainly about my eyes.” The result, a searing rendition of his former Mother Mio bandmate Corey Hart’s solo smash “Sunglasses at Night,” challenged dancers and seduced critics alike, yet Tiga is coy when asked about its impact, particularly in Germany: “’Sunglasses’ is a sinless child, a gleaming medallion. But is also a trick, a trick of memory. You must understand– on a whim, we revealed the hidden fire of Europe.”
But fires need tending and lumber. And so be advised of the onslaught of Tiga-powered releases, both recent and forthcoming. They are his craft, his life, his fire:
The immense success garnered by “Sunglasses at Night” was just one facet that catapulted him into the international feeding frenzied world of other electronic music notables. Tiga has remixed for the likes of Martini Bros., Alpinestars, Linda Lamb, Crossover, FC Kahuna, Cabaret Voltaire, Telepopmusik, Felix da Housecat, Fischerspooner, FPU, The Devils (Nick Rhodes), and Danni Minogue. As if this wasn’t enough, he also produced remixes for City Rockers, and singles for Turbo Recordings, Intec, Drumcode, and Electrix all under his TGV moniker, which is his collaborative effort with Mateo Murphy.
2003 was the year that Tiga released his mix CD on !K7 for their DJ Kicks series. His take on Nelly’s “Hot in Herre”, released for the DJ Kicks compilation, became a huge success and resulted in it being licensed in the UK by Skint, as well as the GAS region by Warner Music. The video, which can be seen at http://www.eyeballnyc.com/tiga, features a sardonic view of the hip-hop world through some clever puppet wizardry from Tiga’s brother, Thomas (aka Lord of the Marionette).
Tiga has also lent his vocals to Richard X’s debut album on a track titled “You (Better Let Me Love You X 4) Tonight”. Most recently, Tiga has remixed Alex Kidd’s “Come With Me”, Neon Judgement’s “TV Treated”, Scissor Sister’s cover of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”, Junior Jack (feat. Robert Smith)’s “Da Hype”, and Peaches’ “Shake Yer Dix”. Already gaining massive rotation amongst club DJs, Tiga’s latest single, “Pleasure from the Bass” is being released on the Belgian imprint PIAS. His first full-length original artist album is due within the year.
The Glitch Mob – the Los Angeles-based trio comprising Justin Boreta, Ed Ma, and Joshua Mayer – continues their forward movement into 2018. Boreta, edIT, and Ooah came together around 2006, passing through various members until settling on this core trio of musicians. Together, they combined their different skills and aesthetics into the compellingly collaged whole that has become one of the most beloved live electronic acts, and distinctive recording artists, working today.Buy Tickets
For American electronic music producer Tanner Petulla, more often recognized by his stage name Getter, 2015 was a year of exploration in the art of experimentation. Since signing onto the Skrillex imprint OWSLA in 2015, Getter’s sounds have evolved from his early aggressive basslines to a blend of beats sailing buoyantly over waves of reverb and bass.
In 2015, we saw Getter put out some of his best content including his Allegiance EP and his futuristic, experimental bass album Getter Presents: Planet Neutral. Sitting at over 1.5 million views, his “Head Splitter” music video premiered via MTV, proving that the world is ready for his raw and slimey soundscape. In the past, Getter has infused his original production work into remixes for Brillz, Ghastly, Banyox, Jauz, Pegboard Nerds, Herobust, and Snails. With releases on OWSLA, Mad Decent, Buygore, Warner Japan, Monstercat, and more, Getter’s powerful yet precise production skill set has evolved into an assimilation of elements that has listener’s heads turning twice.Buy Tickets
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Bassnectar is the brainchild of Lorin Ashton, and his open-sourced musical project is as diverse as it is imaginary, as raw as it is meticulous, and as fierce as it is stunning. Spanning the spectrum of sonic style, the music draws inspiration from every genre imaginable and supplies a synthesis of intense, wobbling basslines and hypnotic soundscapes for a devout international audience that desires the beautiful and the bestial in the same breath.
In whatever medium Bassnectar works, music is the lure and social impact is the sincere intention. According to Ashton, “We are so blessed, and so deeply fortunate to be alive and awake right now…it’s a basic truth, but it’s very powerful. I think privilege confers responsibility, and Bassnectar is a reflection of that opportunity to give back; the motion of my cells bouncing back at the world.”Buy Tickets
Midnite Panda is the powerhouse collaboration from producer/dj Seje Omieno and emcee/drummer Cali the Kidd.
Hailing from the South, Midnite Panda has been bringing the heat to the Atlanta music scene since 2012.
After much success in hosting local residencies with IDC Presents as well as their own Pandamonium showcase, the duo have continued to gain notoriety with their newest residencies with Liquified/Opera Nightclub, Havana Club and Midnite Panda and Friends in Atlanta Georgia.
The duo are no strangers to the circut, having played major festivals such as Tomorrowworld, Counterpoint, Imagine, Moonshine, Big Beat, and Kingdom Rave, amongst others. In 2015 Midnite Panda embarked on two Canada tours, playing shows and collaborating with Atlanta clothing sponsors Six Feathers.
Midnite Panda has released five mix tapes in their Strictly Bangers Series, gaining more than 500,000 plays. This year Midnite Panda is set to release original work, bringing their unique brand of Atlanta trap, bass, and hip-hop to the world, making them the ones to watch for in 2018.
Originally starting life as a trio, North London outfit Ivy Lab were brought together out of a shared enthusiasm for experimentations on the fringes of the UK bass music scene. The years that followed saw them go from strength to strength, earning a place in ‘The top 10 DJ’s of 2015’ (Mixmag) and propagating a new generation of hip-hop inspired abstractions housed within the framework of their ’20/20 LDN’ project.
The duo now find themselves at the apex of the ‘Halftime’ / ‘Future Beats’ / movement – A motley assortment of actors from across the bass music landscape applying their sonic-heritage to experiments with hip-hop and drum machine electronica.
Ivy Lab invested further in the exploration of this sound with the creation of their ‘20/20 LDN’ clubnight. Housed primarily at Brixton’s Phonox nightclub, it earned the characterisation of “ultra innovative” (Timeout Magazine) and a “London standout” (Mixmag).
Minted in late 2015, and borrowing the same raison d’être as its elder sibling nightlife brand; 20/20 LDN Recordings was unveiled with the pseudo-mixtape/compilation LP “Ivy Lab presents 20/20 Volume.1” – described as “uncompromising, insightful and rather awesome : 9/10” (Mixmag) and “impossible to categorise : 9/10” (DJ Mag) . Little over a year (and only 5 releases deep) the label was awarded the title of ’Best Breakthrough Label 2016’ in the DJ Mag ‘Best of British Awards 2016’.
Now a galvanising presence in the ‘Future Beats’ movement, Ivy Lab’s’ “20/20 Volume.1” release and the subsequent follow up E.P’s were benchmark moments in forging the genre into a pillar of the electronic music landscape. Tracks such as “Spooky Dub”, “Can’t Say No” & “Peninsula” all garnered incredible currency, supplemented by showpiece remixes for Banks (“Fuck with myself”) and Noisia (“Tentacles”).
That same currency as bass music figureheads has been embraced by festivals as varied as Glastonbury, EDC Vegas, SXSW, Sonar (Barcleona + HK), CTM Berlin, Dour, ADE, Woo Hah!, Shambhala, Lightning In A Bottle, Lowlands, Origin NYE, Exit & Outlook.
Ivy Lab head into the horizon not only with an anchored presence at the cutting edge of the bass-music landscape, but also a secured reputation as pioneering label bosses & event promoters in ownership of one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary music brands.Buy Tickets
Those looking for a top 40 DJ to keep toes tapping have come to the wrong place. For Levitation Jones, peculiarity has always been nothing more than the norm, and compromise has never been a part of the equation. Instead, it’s all about attitude, and Levitation Jones simply does not pay mind to expectations, acknowledging that “professionalism” is rather subjective. After all, we all have our own style of art to express. That approach has been enigmatic to his rise as one of the most celebrated and renowned names in independent bass music, bustling from coast to coast, all whilst spreading a dark cadence of sub-bass.��
Levitation Jones, Brian Gardner, steps up to the plate with quite a surprising, rule bending, curve ball approach, stretching the spectrum of bass physics as well as the “rules” and testing the limits of what a sound system and audience can handle. This quickly rising producer blends his original productions with heavy influences of underground dubstep and future bass paired with a seemingly effortless style of live mixing, pulling his audience in for a trip to the depths of the strange and the weird. — Known vastly for NEVER planning a set and continuously testing audiences mental comfortability with more than unique sounds of his own creation paired with a thirst for digging up and rinsing out the most unheard of, yet top shelf plates, Levitation Jones ALWAYS delivers a new masterpiece of crowd, er… well, mind control to every single set.
��As the year 2017 begins to unfold, Levitation Jones is ready to reveal his most extensive tour to date, covering over 40 cities, and reaching unabashedly from the pacific to atlantic. The next perilous chapter in the New England bass physicist’s saga brings an immersive new element to an already decisive live performance. Along with him, Jones will cart an additional 75k watts of lethal Danley Soundlabs state of the art low-end technology. �
Levitation Jones frequently shares the stage with renowned acts such as: G Jones, Space Jesus, Bleep Bloop, Yheti, The Widdler, TRUTH, EPROM, and an incredibly long list of other dons and champions.Buy Tickets
A member of the infamous Planet of the Drums crew alongside fellow drum ‘n bass pioneers AK1200, Dieselboy, & J Messinian, this Irish transplant has been a dominant figure in the U.S. drum ‘n bass scene since his arrival here in 1994. His discography includes 2 critically acclaimed full length artist albums, 8 DJ mix CDs, as well as numerous singles and remixes for artists such as Freq Nasty, Afrika Bambaata and Keoki. Along with DJ DB, Dara co-founded the nation’s first & largest drum ‘n bass record store, Breakbeat Science, in NYC which doubles as his own imprint, Breakbeat Science Recordings. He has been featured in countless magazine articles and interviews both in the US and worldwide. He previously hosted one of the internet’s most popular drum ‘n bass broadcasts, Velocity, where he regularly interviewed leading drum ‘n bass artists such as Jonny L, Kemistry & Storm, Trace, Ed Rush, Optical, Hype, Andy C, Zinc, and many others. Dara’s long standing relationships with the world’s drum ‘n bass elite gives him access to an astounding amount of new and unreleased material. His brilliant recording endeavors along with his incessant touring marked by consistently awe-inspiring DJ sets have made him one of the most recognized and well respected DJs in the country. After a lengthy hiatus, 2012 sees DJ Dara return to the studio to produce the kind of beats he wants to hear. Watch this space……Buy Tickets
Conjuring an artful amalgam of trance, techno, house and pop that transformed the landscape of 21st century EDM; Josh Gabriel, with his formal training in music composition from California Institute for the Arts and the Netherlands’ Institute of Sonology, and Dave Dresden, with an esteemed club DJ career that included work as a Billboard club chart reporter, music director for a prominent online radio station, and a curator for the legendary Pete Tong’s Essential Selection, struck a genuine synergy that captivated listeners around the world.
Their smash hit in spin-off project Motorcycle, “As the Rush Comes”, topped Billboard’s “Hot Dance Airplay” 2004 year-end chart and landed at #11 in the UK Singles Chart. Their compilation, Bloom turned heads globally, while their self-titled artist album that featured “Tracking Treasure Down” (with vocalist Molly Bancroft) and “Dangerous Power” (featuring Jan Burton) both screamed into the #1 slot onto Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Songs chart, solidifying their status as leaders. Everybody from Britney Spears and Madonna to Annie Lennox, Sarah McLachlan, Tiësto and Above & Beyond sought them out for official remixes, while the likes of FX and Rockstar Games licensed their music to enhance their visual narratives.
After a three year hiatus that officially ended in 2011, the two embarked on an exhaustive reunion tour; playing high-profile global festivals like EDC, Creamfields, Tomorrowland, Electric Zoo, Spring Awakening, Sunburn Festival as well as club dates in over 20 countries around the world.
Despite the envelopment of EDM in popular culture, the two are sticking to their guns and following their most innate impulses. “It is always about being timeless,” affirms Dresden. “We don’t pay much attention to trends. We choose sounds and words that we feel will mean something to a lot of people and at the same time, make them put their hands in the air.” Gabriel concludes. “We want everyone to be able share that experience with us.”
His most recent works have taken him from the DJ booth of the worlds hottest nightspots and festivals to the studio producing soundtracks for Hollywood blockbuster movies. His diversity in artistry and ability has earned him accolades from critics and fans alike. Garnering him not 1 but 2 Grammy Nominations for his works.
But lets take a step back. The son of a musician, Paul came up as a young DJ in the late ’70s spinning Funk in Covent Garden. Not what some might have expected from one of Trances preeminent masters. But he knew then music would be his life. In the ’80s 2 life-changing trips took place. The first in 1984 where he spent several months living in New York City working as A&R man for the famed Champion Records signing DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, as well as Salt-n-Pepa. He also became promoter and British agent for the Beastie Boys and Run-D.M.C.
The second trip and more contemporary influence was in 1987 which brought Paul to the White Isle of Ibiza. Here he discovered the Balearic sound that flowed through the Ibiza air at clubs such as Amnesia. Inspired, he took the music and experiences back to the UK and became its ambassador. Paul returned often holding residencies at Amnesia and Pacha in Ibiza. Around the same time Ministry Of Sound in London was opening and tauted Paul as their first resident. However it was his famed residency at UK super-club Cream in Liverpool that brought Paul global respect as a master of his art. It was some say the catalyst to what has made him a touring legend.
This residency was celebrated through the Grammy nominated 2004 compilation ‘Creamfields’ (Paul went on to receive a second Grammy nomination in 2007 with his artist album, “A Lively Mind” and then again in 2009 for his production work with Madonna).
Oakenfold’s stature as a DJ and entertainer has taken him beyond the normal club and festival circuit, playing landmark gigs that have changed the face of electronic music. Highlights include three worldwide tours warming up for Madonna and U2 (with both artists insisting on a DJ set from Paul instead of a support band); performing physically on the Great Wall of China and two sold out dates playing to 30,000 people at the Hollywood Bowl in California.
A year after that first visit to Ibiza, Perfecto was born. Founded in 1988, Oakenfold’s groundbreaking Perfecto record label played an integral role in the birth of trance music, with Paul at the helm producing massive international hits such as “Not Over Yet”, “Bullet In The Gun” and “Southern Sun”. With countless high profile releases and remixes in its path, Perfecto Records is still the benchmark to which so many labels measure themselves. 20+ years later, Perfecto remains as cutting edge and popular as ever, even resurrecting its Perfecto Fluoro sublabel in 2011. Probably Perfecto’s most notable release was the recent double album “Perfecto Las Vegas” which held the #1 spot on the US iTunes dance chart for several weeks. This release solidified Paul’s stronghold as an International DJ power player achieving the highest selling DJ compilation ever released in US history – with over half a million sales.
Paul has produced for megastars such as U2, Madonna (including her latest release “Celebration”) and The Happy Mondays. As well as three acclaimed artist albums under his own name. He has remixed Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones and Justin Timberlake and released over 20 DJ mix compilations. In recent years Paul has also been responsible for creating some of the most breathtaking film scores and cues for a long list of Hollywood blockbusters – including The Bourne Identity, Matrix Reloaded, Shrek 2, Swordfish and Collateral. But his most anticipated release is yet to come. Paul Oakenfold’s newest artist album ‘Pop Killer’ is scheduled for imminent release featuring The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Gnarls Barkley, OneRepublic and B.O.B.
Astonishingly, despite all his success in the worlds of chart music and film, Oakenfold has found time to keep in touch with his roots as a club DJ. Over the past 3 years he has held a weekly residency at the legendary Rain nightclub in The Palms, Las Vegas. Planet Perfecto is a fully produced show with 75 circus performers, cutting edge visuals and special effects – giving the 3,000-strong crowd a truly unique experience.
Whether you are listening to a CD, watching a commercial, going to a club or playing a video game; Paul’s omnimedia presence is felt everywhere. Paul Oakenfold is the sovereign of DJ culture and is its most recognizable icon.
Original, emotional, visceral. These are all words that are used to describe Noisia’s music and each is more than justified. In less than a decade the Dutch trio, renowned for their unparalleled technical skill, has gone from releasing drum & bass on now defunct independent labels to crossing multiple genres, scoring for triple A video games, having their music used on trailers for Hollywood blockbusters and producing and remixing tracks for some of the world’s biggest artists.
Working from their studio in their hometown of Groningen Nik Roos, Martijn Sonderen and Thijs de Vlieger have gradually developed and cultivated a sound that’s all their own; a sound that’s obsessed with production techniques; a sound that’s instantly recognisable whether you’re hearing three minutes of a Noisia track dropped at a festival or three hours of it while playing Devil May Cry 5. Having pushed the envelope and successfully managed to blend incredible sound design with unrelenting and uncompromising beats and basslines, Noisia’s sound is undoubtedly unique.
In 2003 the trio released their first forays into drum & bass on underground labels such as American label Shadow Law Recordings and Glasgow-based Nerve. From there it wasn’t long before those at the top of the D&B scene began to take notice, as legendary imprints like Moving Shadow, Renegade Hardware, Subtitles and DJ Friction’s Shogun Audio all lining up for the latest Noisia release. In just two years the young Dutchmen had become the go-to producers for hard and heavy beats and had remixed one of the D&B scene’s biggest anthems, Konflict’s ‘Messiah’.
Taking the next logical step, the group decided to set up their own label. Having gained their name by reading an upside down VHS tape with the word ‘vision’ written on it, Noisia re-inverted polarities and Vision Recordings was born. Vision has played host to a series of Noisia’s best singles and EPs, including the anthems ‘Stigma’, ‘The Tide’, ‘Dustup’ and KRS One vocalled ‘Exodus’, meanwhile the group began forays into remixing the likes of Pendulum, Moby and Amon Tobin and producing tracks for other artists such as Foreign Beggars’ ‘Contact’ an incredible bass music/hip hop fusion which was way ahead of its time: All of which led to the release of their debut album ‘Split The Atom’ in 2010.
‘Split The Atom’ was a departure from the norm, featuring a wide range of sounds and styles, but all with that distinctive Noisia sound. This was a culmination of seven years of studio knowledge and musical experimentation and it was received with such resounding success that deadmau5 picked it up for a Special Edition re-release on his own mau5trap label. Packed with dance floor anthems and more subdued moments, ‘Split The Atom’ was a milestone in Noisia’s already glittering career.
Enlisted by the likes of Skrillex, Labrinth, deadmau5, Mark Knight ft. Skin and The Prodigy for remixes, Noisia’s career continues to grow as the Dutch trio have become one of the hottest DJ-production outfits around; a fact confirmed by numerous awards, including being voted Best D&B Act three times at the Beatport Music Awards. Noisia were commissioned to write three tracks for Korn’s album ‘The Path of Totality’ and have written and licensed music to video games including Devil May Cry 5, Wipeout 2048, Gran Turismo, Ridge Racer and SSX Snowboarding and blockbuster movie trailers, including the launch trailer of Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon.
Meanwhile the group continue to pay homage to their roots by signing and developing some of the most exciting bass music artists to their Vision, Division and Invisible labels, travelling the globe and destroying some of the biggest festivals and arenas in the world – from Coachella to their own Noisia Invites events at Amsterdam’s infamous Melkweg and their own hometown of Groningen. No matter what Noisia’s vision is clear, these incredible producer’s producers will always stick to their guns, pushing an uncompromisingly original, emotional and visceral sound.Buy Tickets
Born in Australia as Danny Chien, Wax Motif’s unique production style and mixing skills have kept this rising producer in high demand. Continually wowing fans and industry insiders, his production efforts have drawn critical acclaim and support from the likes of Diplo, A- Trak, Tommy Trash, Nicky Romero, Tiesto, Knife Party, Laidback Luke, Crookers, Chuckie, Steve Aoki and more. Wax Motif has become a pioneer for the G-House movement, working with Destructo for his album on Interscope with the likes of Ty Dolla Sign, YG, Yung Thug, Problem, Kurupt and Warren G. His DJ sets already incorporate this style heavily into his mixing, and 2015 will see a lot of original productions in this vibe.The super-fun “Love Ting” (produced with Anna Lunoe), deeply pleasurable “Go Deep” (with Neoteric) and his solo “Shimmy Shake” EP have attracted significant attention domestically and abroad, with “Go Deep” reaching top 5 status on the Beatport Electro House chart and the tracks receiving heavy airplay on BBC Radio 1, Capital, Kiss FM, Scion, Triple J, Channel V and Rage as well as being licensed to several compilations around the world. His recent collaboration is currently in rotation on Sirius XM and hit the top 10 of Beatport overall. No stranger to the festival circuit, Wax has played EDC Las Vegas, New York & Mexico, HARD Summer & Day of the Dead, Holy Ship, Stereosonic and Splendour in the Grass to name a few. Wax has released tracks through A-trak’s Fool’s Gold, Laidback Luke’s Mixmash Records and Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records, a compilation on legendary label Strictly Rhythm as well as a host of remixes for the likes of Chromeo, Deadmau5, Warren G’s “Regulate” and more.Buy Tickets
After being introduced by way of New York City’s mid-2000s dance music scene, Sam Walker and Gavin Royce decided to team up in 2011. Six years later, having logged countless hours refining their now-signature sound and growing their impressive catalog, the duo is set to release their debut album Self Help on October 20.
The LP’s title, as Sam puts it, is a “multiple entendre”, but its ultimate meaning comes down to a simple phrase: “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” Gavin and Sam have meticulously crafted the sounds they want to hear at clubs, festivals and in their headphones. The result is a cohesive, career-defining body of work that firmly places the duo at the forefront of dance music’s future.
Given all the time they’ve spent in the studio, it’s only natural for Walker & Royce to take their new tunes on the road. Their album tour spans four months this fall, beginning in Europe and then kicking off the U.S. leg with a weekend at the Dirtybird Campout. Armed with their fresh productions, Sam and Gavin have something irresistible to offer fans at every stop..Buy Tickets
Productive and successful for more than a decade, Italian native artist, producer, DJ and multi-talent EDX first hit people’s radars in 1994 with various mix tapes that within weeks had circulated around the globe. With his new found fame EDX quickly climbed up the ladder of recognition with labels and producers asking him to sprinkle his remix magic touch onto their releases.Buy Tickets
Chocolate Puma is a Dutch DJ/Producers duo consisting of René ter Horst and Gaston Steenkist aka Dj Zki & Dobre. They are two of Holland’s most celebrated producers and with a career spanning 25 years, 400+ releases and countless remixes under their various guises make them a duo whose influence on the European dance music scene cannot be underestimated.
The guys started out producing music in the early 90s, delivering club hits under several artist names. Most famous are probably The Good Men, Jark Prongo and René et Gaston. Just check these names on Spotify or iTunes and discover a collection of awesome oldskool house music!
Drawn together by a common appreciation of the house music movement of the early 90s, their career got off to a turbo-charged start with the release of what would become one of the defining records of their career. Recording under their alias of The Good Men the duo released ‘Give It Up’ on their own Fresh Fruit label in 1992. The record surpassed all expectations, reaching #1 on the US Dance Chart and #5 in the UK Singles Chart, propelling them to unexpected global stardom. ‘Give It Up’ remains a unique record that people still sample and play, and one about which they are extremely proud of.
René and Gaston embarked on a staggeringly diverse and accomplished string of releases, dabbling with house, techno and even breakbeat as the number of aliases they recorded under grew steadily in number. Arguably the best known of these early incarnations was Jark Prongo, the increased recent support for records like ‘Moving Thru Your System’ proving just how ahead of their time they were. Indeed, some of this “strange underground stuff” despite only selling a couple of hundred copies when initially released on Pssst Music has been picked up on and championed by some key players in the German techno scene.
In 2001 the duo came up with what would be their last alias Chocolate Puma.
And like The Good Men, Chocolate Puma got off to a dream start with the release of ‘I Wanna Be U’; another record that became a worldwide hit and reached #6 in the UK Singles chart, prompting an appearance from the duo on Tops of the Pops.
And then after ‘Learning’ in 2002 and A Star Is Born’ in 2003 they released ‘Always And Forever’ in 2005 what again ended up in the UK singles chart, they decided to let go of all those other aliases and go on as Chocolate Puma.
After working with Defected Records for some time, Chocolate Puma and leading dance music label Spinnin’ Records have enjoyed a close relationship for the past few years, with the duo establishing themselves as key artists both in the studio and behind the decks. Records like ‘Step Back’, ’Space Sheep’ (with Oliver Heldens), ’Steam Train’ (with Hi-Lo), ‘Scrub The Ground’ (with Tommie Sunshine & DJ Funk) and ‘Lullaby’ (with Firebeatz) as well as countless well-received remixes have placed Chocolate Puma in a league of their own and steadily built them a loyal legion of fans all over the world.
It’s no surprise they have regular appearances at major clubs and festivals worldwide, including Hï & Ushuaia Ibiza, Tomorrowland Belgium, Mysteryland The Netherlands, EDC & Omnia Las Vegas, Sensation Korea, Veld Festival Canada, Stereo Live USA.
Head to see a Chocolate Puma live DJ set and three quarters of the tracks you hear will be produced or remixed by them, while the rest contains personal edits of some of their favourite brand new or classic tracks, all mixed and improvised on the fly into one massively energetic set.
This music industry legend, trailblazer, and currently one of the hottest DJ’s and producers on the underground electronic music scene…Green Velvet… came into existence more than 25 years ago. In 1993 Green Velvet launched Relief Records and since that time has been a constant presence in the industry. When this very eccentric, green Mohawk wearing Green Velvet emerged, he sent shock waves throughout the House and Techno music scenes. What was even more intriguing was his background. Born in the southern suburbs of Chicago, IL he has always been an active athlete and focused student determined to follow his dream of becoming a chemical engineer. While he excelled scholastically he was socially introverted, but always committed to finding ways to share his enthusiasm for living. Following in his father’s footsteps, he began DJ-ing while attending undergraduate school at the University of Illinois and later graduate school at U of C Berkley. Until one day, he realized that while his dream was to become a chemical engineer…his passion…his God given talent was to pursue life in the music industry. That passion and commitment led him back to his hometown, and clearly kept Chicago on the House Music map. Even today, more than 25 years later…it is difficult to go to any electronic music festival or set and not hear music from Green Velvet/Relief Records. Crowds everywhere sing along when notable hits like: Bigger than Prince, Flash, La La Land, Lazer Beams, Live Stream, Preacher Man, Shake and Pop, Sheeple, Suga, and Voicemail, are blasting across the airwaves. Part of the history of Green Velvet and Relief Records is all about the Love…. Love of the music…Love of the fans…Love of other artists. The history of great releases on the label and artists speak to this. There are too many artist collaborations to mention…. but the likes of: Carl Craig, Detlef, Eats Everything, Jay Lumen, MarkKnight, Mason Maynard, Mihalis Safras, Patrick Topping, Prok|Fitch, Riva Starr, Shiba San, and of course …GET REAL, (the ultimate collaboration of Green Velvet representing Chicago… the birth place of House and Claude VonStroke…growing up in Detroit… the birth place of Techno) attest to his commitment to work with both established and emerging artist. One thing is very clear, in this industry success and change go hand in hand. Staying current with the scene and his fans is paramount. 2013 was a big year for Green Velvet: Bigger than Prince was voted the #1 Underground Dance Track of the year by International Dance Music Awards and Green Velvet, the artist, received the Life Time Achievement Award from Beatport. In 2017 Green Velvet was voted the #1 DJ in North America by DJ Mag.
2018 is another record-breaking year: Relief Records reached the #1 Label in Beatport Top 100 (all genres), Sheeple, (a collaboration with Green Velvet & Prok|Fitch) held down the #1 spot for 8 weeks. Green Velvet will introduce yet another innovation to his music arsenal beginningwith the 2018 launch of the LA LA LAND STAGES.DzIt’s all about our fans, about their love, support, loyalty and encouragement.dz More than 25 years and going stronger than ever…no doubt…the best is yet to come!
Lotus has crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations. On a given weekend the band could be the only group with guitars at an all electronic music festival and then the next night crash a traditional rock festival with their dance heavy beats, synths and samples. Equal parts instrumental post-rock and electronic dance, the band’s distinguishing feature is the ability to maintain a decidedly unique musical voice and remain current while bucking passing trends. No matter what the venue, the energetic joy and catharsis of a Lotus show is infectious. The band slowly built a devoted fan base through steady touring and the crowds have grown at an increasing pace. This grassroots growth has made the band in high demand for festivals including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Ultra, and Electric Forest and earned the band sold out shows at the country’s premier theatres and clubs.Buy Tickets
The way music is produced and performed is growing at an astounding rate. From the roots of acoustic music to amped up rock n’ roll and into the electronic revolution, the options available to the modern musician are more like a scientific lab, then the campfire jam from where it all started. From the controls of a tiny laptop, a performer now has the power to mix, change and loop sounds in a concert setting with great ease. This modern twist of technology is bringing a new level of music to the electronic dance party.
While the genre of live electronica is relatively new on the music circuit, nobody is breaking the boundaries of live producing and improvisation like EOTO. Fusing elements of live instrumentation, house music, dubstep and electro into their dance ready sound, the band will be taking the country by storm beginning in late September for their perennial fall tour, performing 33 consecutive nights in a row.
Consisting of Michael Travis and Jason Hann the duo mixes the organic sounds of live drums, bass and guitar through a variety of programs and gadgets to create a style of music that is more likely found in a dance club, then a live music theater. What sets EOTO apart from other artists in this emerging genre is how the music is created. While some artists may spend hours pre-mixing samples and elements of music for their live show, EOTO uses nothing pre-recorded, giving them the ability to approach each song with on-the-spot spontaneity and 100% live improvisation.
Because of the ever-changing sound and style of music, it’s hard to describe a band like EOTO. In a recent discussion on the bands highly active Facebook page, the thousands of subscribed fans were asked to describe the band in their own words – descriptions ranged from mythical to visual, each in awe of the duo’s ability to create high octane dance music in a live setting. A trait that has fans old and new catching multiple shows on a tour and packing venues wherever they play. Or maybe EOTO is selling out venues around the coast for the spirit of dance music they bring in general.
It should come as no surprise that the members of EOTO have performed with a range of musicians second to none. Their combined resume includes the likes of Isaac Hayes, Loreena McKinnett, Herbie Hancock, Drummers of STOMP, DJ Tequila, Les Nubians, Stanley Jordan, Les ClayPool, Joshua Redman, Arturo Sandoval, Bela Fleck, Trilok Gurtu, Charlie Hunter, Mike Marshall and Dave Grisman just to name a few.Buy Tickets
Breaking the mold before it’s even set is nothing new for indie-electronic artist Jai Wolf, better known to some as Sajeeb Saha. Born in Bangladesh, raised in New York City, inspired by everything from hip-hop to classical music to punk rock, both his life and music have been defined by an amorphous quality that only a third culture kid could understand. The fact that Jai Wolf never quite fit in used to be fuel for his daydreams, now it’s what makes him one of the most exciting electronic artists of his generation.
It was Skrillex himself who plucked Jai Wolf from obscurity when he came across the then-fledgling bedroom producer’s bootleg of “Ease My Mind” in 2014. The OWSLA boss was so impressed that he signed the track for release and dropped it into heavy rotation in headline sets around the world, beginning with Glastonbury in the UK. From that point, Jai Wolf was a fixture at major stateside festivals, developing a reputation as a master remixer, often mentioned in the same breath as Flume and ODESZA in that wave of 2015 future bass. It was the kind of year of which most bedroom producers only ever dream, but Jai Wolf’s real breakout moment was just about to hit.
‘Indian Summer’ was the first time I ever tried sampling South Asian music. I had no expectations. I thought it was a strange, weird song,” Jai Wolf smiles, looking back on his unique path to stardom. Since then, that “strange, weird” track has taken over the world, racking up tens of millions of streams, a major GoPro ad campaign, appearing on American Idol, and even soundtracking one of Kobe Bryant’s final basketball games in the NBA. The song made Jai Wolf a star, but creatively, he was already looking towards bigger and better things.
The success of “Indian Summer,” a track that leans more indie than EDM, was the catalyst to a major change in Jai Wolf’s perspective. He decided to ditch the drops and focus on crafting songs with depth, with meaning and melody. He signed to indie darling label Mom + Pop Music, placing himself alongside the likes of Flume, Jagwar Ma, and Wavves. The result was the debut Kindred Spirits EP in 2016, a record that stunned critics and signaled the birth of Jai Wolf the songwriter, the live performer, the indie-tronic artist. The EP somehow merged the sweet melodies of 80s synth-pop with the atmosphere and grandiosity of EDM, the intimacy and closeness of chillwave, and the thoughtful introspection of indie-rock. It’s a busy brew, but an easy listen, and it was the sound of Jai Wolf finding his voice. “I like writing songs that have a duality,” he says. “A complexity of feeling that takes you to a melancholy, reflective space.”
The creative release of Kindred Spirits and the deep connection Jai Wolf has forged with his worldwide fanbase has strengthened his sense of mission. “I really want to make honest music that people can relate to, can escape into. I don’t want to make music that’s just for the sake of being popular or trendy. I want people to really get lost in the world that I create,” he says. “My music is for people who are desperately dreaming beyond where they are at right now — it can be the future, it can be the past. I want you to feel nostalgic. I want you to reflect on your life. I also want you to be inspired about where your life could go.”
The story of Jai Wolf so far is more than the hits, the packed dancefloors, or co-signs by mega-stars. There’s a message within it. “It’s really easy to feel like you need to follow trends, the blueprint,” he says. “But over the past three years I’ve learned that you shouldn’t try to emulate anybody. You can take the elements you like and find a way to speak them through your own voice. That’s the only way you’ll ever truly express yourself honestly.” It’s a lesson for artists and fans alike, and a hint of what’s to come for Jai Wolf. With his first ever LP impending in 2018, it seems that this story — one that spans the globe and genres alike — is just beginning…
“I know that there are people out there who are feeling what I’m feeling,” says Jai Wolf. “I would love for them to find a way to connect with that through my music.”Buy Tickets
In an ever-shifting social landscape of self-promotion and curated digital identities, ZHU is a unique voice making a name for himself, without ever having mentioned it. With a Grammy nomination and underground hits accumulating almost half a billion online plays, ZHU is an inspiration for the entrepreneurial millennials who shun the status quo in favor of cultural exploration and game-changing creationism.
In early 2014, the phantom artist ignited word of mouth hype via viral guerrilla marketing when respected influencers championed his debut THE NIGHTDAY EP despite zero self-promotion from the silent musician. After a Grammy nomination for the lead single ‘Faded’, ZHU’s follow up EP featured a second single with 100M+ streams, this time a collaboration with Skrillex. With coverage from Pitchfork to The New York Times, the EP was critically acclaimed as a worldly collection of music appreciated for its immaculate attention to detail and groundbreaking sonic concepts.
ZHU’s debut album GENERATIONWHY, was the top streamed new album the week of its release. With projects like animated shorts scored to music, a fashion line, and digital art activations, his shows incorporate all of his work. Combining cinematic beauty, with avant-garde fashion, live music performances, and art installations, ZHU fans never know what to expect next.Buy Tickets
Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Riot Ten (Christopher Wilson) is exploding into the world of electronic dance music. Originating as a Hip Hop producer at the age of 15, Chris’s music has evolved into a unique blend of the Trap and House genres. Featured on top music blog sites such as Smash The Club, Digi Love, EDM Sauce, Trap Style, Trap Sounds and Fist In The Air, Riot Ten is gaining momentum from coast-‐to-‐coast.
Chris was recently featured on the Sirius Satellite Radio station “Electric Area”, and aims to continue his growth as a music producer. Riot Ten has recently received support from A$AP Ferg, who has been in contact with him in regards to a collaboration for original work and future official remixes. Other Riot Mob supporters include: Flux Pavillion, Caked Up, Kennedy Jones, Victor Niglio, D!rty Aud!o, Migos, and many more. Join the movement as Riot Ten takes over the scene.Buy Tickets
Bear Grillz’ meteoric rise into the Pantheon of bass music legends was predicated on a philosophy of love for the scene and the necessity of always grinding as hard as you can. This philosophy netted him multiple Beatport #1’s including his massive collaborations with Datsik and Getter, “Fuck Off” and “EDM” respectively. 2016 was also a time of artistic transformation. At the start of the year, the as-yet-unidentified Bear Grillz revealed his true identity on the Jerry Springer show. Two million viewers and fans watched with amazement as he removed his iconic Bear Grillz helmet on camera. But by this time, Bear Grillz was already a global bass music brand, selling out shows in North America, South America, Australia and Europe. His notoriety only increased, and 2016 saw him booked for 12 international festivals while touring as support for Excision on his Paradox Tour. 2017 promises to be an even better, more successful year for Bear Grillz. An 8 track EP, with talent straight from the rosters of Bass Music royalty, is set to drop later this year, and a full North American tour is slated for the spring. He’s bringing his brand new custom stage design, “The Void”, with him, and, to make it rage even harder, he’s adding the sonic support of PK’s famous sound system. The name Bear Grillz has always been synonymous with face-melting, neck-breaking bass music, and his shows are always one mosh pit away from a prison riot. Don’t sleep on him–you’ll be seeing a lot more of him at a show near youBuy Tickets
Influenced by producers like Tiësto and Skrillex, Canada’s Adventure Club blended the sounds of their inspirations, offering a mix of slick EDM and floor-rumbling dubstep. Fully in touch with the digital age, Montreal-based producers Christian Srigley and Leighton James introduced their Adventure Club project with remixes and videos uploaded to the web. They toured across North America in 2012 with no official product yet available, while 2013 saw them land gigs at the Ultra festivals in both Miami and Seoul, South Korea. That same year they dropped their debut EP, Calling All Heroes, featuring guest spots from vocalist Yuna and EDM producer the Kite String Tangle. The song “Wonder” featured the latter and hit Canada’s Top 40. Their full-length debut, Red//Blue, arrived in late 2016 and included appearances by Delaney Jane, DJ DallasK, and the electro-pop duo Sondar.Buy Tickets
Born of radical sonic possibilities and limitless permutations, Electronic music has always been a fluid genre where innovation is prized. Having been at the forefront of the sprawling genre since 2009, Dylan Mamid (DC) and Zachary Rapp-Rovan (Hooks), aka Zeds Dead, are acutely aware of how vital new ideas are. That’s why when the Toronto-based producer/DJs finally took time off from headlining festivals, they crafted a debut album full of dynamic, forward-thinking songs that defy categorization and disrupt musical foundations.
The products of two musically-inclined households, DC and Hooks played piano before moving onto the guitar. As teens, they became enamored with the beats of ’90s hip-hop producers (e.g. DJ Premier, Pete Rock) and formed production duo Mass Productions (MP). Like DJ Shadow or RJD2, they explored the boundless potential of hip-hop based instrumental music.
This insatiable appetite for sonic exploration has been the guiding principal of their career. In college, DC and Hooks became entranced by the rhythms of drum & bass, dubstep, and electro. Changing their name to Zeds Dead, the pair founded one of Canada’s most storied club nights: Bassmentality. Initially held in the tiny basement of 751, around-the-block crowds prompted a relocation to Toronto’s Wrongbar, where the duo booked artists like Skrillex, Borgore, and Nero.
Zeds Dead haven’t stopped their ascent since Bassmentality, touring the world, performing to thousands at music festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, HARD, Ultra, Tomorrowland Belgium, plus the biggest stages in India, Asia, & South America. Zeds Dead have also launched their own events, notably their annual Deadrocks event at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater, which they most recently sold out in June of 2016, and their first annual Deadbeats Toronto event at Echo beach in August 2016.
The group’s compelling, high-intensity live shows double as a showcase for their ever-expanding catalog. To date, Zeds Dead has released projects with electronic music titans like Ultra (The Living Dead) and Mad Decent. The duo considers their 2014 EP, Somewhere Else (Mad Decent), a significant artistic milestone. With features from Twin Shadow and Perry Farrell, among others, Hooks and DC seamlessly fused the sonic hallmarks of contemporary hip-hop with brain-melting bass, poignant piano keys, and more.
“The way Somewhere Else came together, the concept behind it, and the way we worked with other people — it was closer to my main vision for Zeds Dead,” says DC.
Zeds Dead fully realizes this vision on their forthcoming album, Northern Lights. Released via the group’s DeadBeats imprint, it is the culmination of two musical journeys, of years of collaboration, touring, and recording. As such, the album encompasses much of life’s emotional complexities. Some songs evoke the wistfulness of nostalgia, others the uncertainty of the present. While others still brim with bright-eyed hope for the future.
“It’s music that works best at night. The northern lights are something beautiful and vibrant coming out of the night sky,” explains DC. “That contrast provided the framework for the album.”Buy Tickets
Armin van Buuren is widely regarded as one of the world’s biggest DJs and producers within Electronic Dance Music for a whopping twenty years. His life-long dedication to Electronic Music has earned him a Grammy® nomination for ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ (feat. Trevor Guthrie) and he has been voted “#1 DJ” in the world for an unprecedented five times in the annual DJ Mag Top 100, not to mention the fifteen consecutive top 5 spots to date,
His weekly two-hour radio show, “A State of Trance” (ASOT), is broadcast weekly in more than 84 countries, drawing more than 37 million listeners every week. The ASOT brand has grown into a complete live show experience and touring concept, with stages and events all over the world. The next event series of A State Of Trance, A State Of Trance 800, is to kick off in Utrecht, the Netherlands on February 18th, 2017. In the same month (February, 2017), Armin van Buuren is to open a brand-new radio studio in the HQ of Armada Music in Amsterdam, from which the A State Of Trance episodes are to be broadcast live.
Throughout the years, Armin has launched several ‘Armin Only’ world tours, including the ones based on (one of) his albums (‘Imagine’ in 2008, ‘Mirage’ in 2010, and ‘Intense’ in 2013). His latest world tour, ‘Armin Only Embrace’, is directly tied to the ‘Embrace’ album, his sixth and latest full-fledged artist album.
In addition, Armin is the co-founder of the Armada Music record label (together with Maykel Piron and David Lewis), which has been acclaimed internationally for releasing top-notch Electronic Music in a variety of genres.
As a performer, Armin headlines more than 150 shows a year at leading festivals and venues around the world, including Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas, New York), Ultra Music Festival (Miami), Tomorrowland (Belgium); Omnia Nightclub (Las Vegas), Ushuaia (Ibiza), and numerous others.
Lastly, Armin has six full-length artist albums to his name: ‘76’ (2003), ‘Shivers’ (2005), ‘Imagine’ (2008), ‘Mirage’ (2010), ‘Intense’ (2013), and ‘Embrace’ (2015).Buy Tickets
Life is full of decisions that either make or break us. In the grand scheme of things, selling his
motorized scooter for his first studio set up may well have been the best move Alessandro
Lindblad – a Stockholm born youngster of Italian ancestry – ever made. Now a regular at
some of the world’s largest festivals and collaborating with producers such as Sebastian
Ingrosso, Calvin Harris and One Republic, Alesso continues to bring uplifting moments to
the forefront of global dance music.
From his debut single ‘Nillionaire’ and breaking through with the dark and energized ‘Raise
Your Head’, Alesso has had successive Beatport chart toppers. His discography is one to be
desired, with ‘Calling’ alongside Sebastian Ingrosso, ‘Years’ ft Matthew Koma, the 2013
Summer anthem ‘If I lose Myself’ a One Republic remix to his latest collaboration with
Calvin Harris ft Theo Hurts – ‘Under Control’.
The summer of 2013 was a busy one for Alesso. Playing the main stage of Summerburst at
the beginning of the season, interspersed with headline shows at Amnesia and Radio One
Weekend, Ibiza; Tomorrowland, The Light, Electric Zoo, and everywhere in between.
Highlights of his summer included playing alongside fellow Swedes Sebastian Ingrosso and
Axwell at the newly branded ‘Departures’ on the white Isle and headlining the ‘All Mixed
up’ tent with Sebastian at Creamfields – a night that for everyone involved will never be
As a strong producer as well as a DJ the future looks bright. Having already spun sets to a
variety of crowds, on a backdrop of different skylines on various stages across the world, this
is a man who is destined for greatness. For Alesso it’s his fans who motivate and inspire him
to keep on producing hit after hit. Pursuing his passion for music is inbuilt, a way of life,
which means that exciting times are ahead.
With a hit album, headlining major shows, and two Grammy nominations under their belts, producers/DJs Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklöw of Galantis had a stellar 2015. But the duo show no signs of slowing down in 2016.
Galantis’ debut album, Pharmacy (Big Beat/Atlantic Records), was released June 2015. Since then, the album reached No. 1 on the Billboard Dance album chart on the strength of hit singles like “Peanut Butter Jelly” and “Runaway (U & I),”went gold in three countries and has streaming numbers upwards of 430 million.
Galantis’ popularity continues to grow after every live show thanks to their infectious energy, and their fans’ fascination of The Seafox (the mysterious creature who encompasses all things Galantis). Standout shows include Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Coachella in Indio, CA, Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, Lollapalooza in Chicago and NYC’s Electric Zoo.
The story of Galantis started back in 2009. Working as Bloodshy, Karlsson’s songwriting collaborations included Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry and Britney Spears (whose “Toxic” earned him a Grammy award), but only reached out to Eklöw (as Style of Eye, who produced Icona Pop’s hit single “I Love It”) to remix “Animal,” a single from Karlsson’s band Miike Snow. Shortly after, the two started hanging out, playing each other songs and sharing bits of ideas in the recording studio.
As Galantis, Karlsson and Eklow released the self-titled EP in 2014. The duo’s transcendent sound, encapsulated in singles like “Smile” and “You,” won over the likes of fellow DJs/producers Pete Tong, Diplo, Tïesto, Porter Robinson, Kaskade and A-Trak. The overwhelming feedback from the two singles was enough proof that Karlsson and Eklöw were onto something. “We felt the urge to fill the dance world up with songs and with songwriting,” Eklöw says. “We realized, this is Galantis, this is our band,” Karlsson adds.
That like-minded thinking helped create Pharmacy. “It’s almost like telepathy,” says Eklöw. “You get it from being in the studio together for a long time, but we also share a lot of common interests in music.” “Finally, I have someone who works like me,” says Karlsson.
The duo’s shared philosophy has earned them two Grammy nominations from their work on Pharmacy. “Runaway (U & I)”-which hit No. 1 on the iTunes Dance Charts in 15 different countries-is nominated for “Best Dance Recording” and “Best Remixed Recording” for its Kaskade remix.
Galantis has truly been a phenomenon in dance music. With a synergy yet unrivaled by any Dance artist, the duo’s inspirational sound and riveting on-stage performance will continue to resonate with fans worldwide.Buy Tickets
When Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Henry Steinwaycombines hip-hop, electro, drum’n’bass, and any number of other bass-heavy genres, he dons the moniker RL Grime. After debuting the project in 2011 with a series of Internet uploads, RL Grime became official with the Grapes EP, released in 2012 by Wedidit Collective. In 2013, the Fool’s Gold label released the High Beams EP with a guest appearance from rapper Problem. RL Grime remixed Benny Benassi‘s club staple “Satisfaction” as well as Jamie Lidell‘s “What a Shame,” and toured with Baauer, Ryan Hemsworth, and Jim-E Stack. Full-length debut Void appeared in 2014 and featured rapper Big Sean, electro-house producer Boys Noize, and indie act How to Dress Well. A remix album followed, as did “Tell Me,” a collaboration with What So Not, and a remix of the Weeknd‘s “The Hills.” The solo single “Aurora” appeared in 2016, as did “Waiting,” a collaboration with Skrillex and What So Not. “Reims” and “Stay for It” (with Miguel) followed in 2017, in advance of RL Grime‘s second full-length, Nova.Buy Tickets