Creamfields 2017 Unveils Full Headlining Lineup With Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers & Much More

For the 20th anniversary of Creamfields, festival organizers spared no expense in rolling out what might be the heaviest festival lineup in Europe when it comes to sheer star power in the dance acts. In fact, there are so many headliners that the festival’s main poster is literally just a poster of all headliners cross genre.

The festival will take place across four days from Thursday, August 24th Sunday the 27th. Now take a deep breath and get a hold of this ‘headliner lineup.’ Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, The Chainsmokers, deadmau5 & Eric Prydz, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Diplo, DVBBS, Hardwell, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, and Tiësto.

And that’s not to speak of other major dance acts like Jauz, Galantis, Tchami, Alesso, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Nicky Romero, Oliver Heldens, KSHMR, Steve Angello and more. While Idris Elba might not be a superstar DJ by any means it looks like he’s also been given the ‘headliner’ treatment here.

Check out the full headliner lineup below and grab tickets and check out the full lineup here and here respectively.

 

Featured Image Source: Anthony Mooney

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Source: Creamfields 2017 Unveils Full Headlining Lineup With Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers & Much More

Your EDM Premiere: Third Party – ‘Hope’ [Full Album]

For years, Third Party has been steadily climbing the ranks with impeccable production and emotive songwriting, earning them a well-deserved place in the upper echelons of dance music. After constructing an early legacy with explosive solo releases and high profile remixes, the London-based duo went on to form their own imprint, Release Records, and have since worked with the likes of Martin Garrix, Steve Angello, and more. Now, all those years of work culminate in their debut LP, Hope.

The album’s title says it all, and this 11-track collection is formed around just that, to motivate and inspire fans to move persevere no matter what life throws their way. The music itself is everything you love about Third Party, packing everything from pounding electro to gorgeous progressive, chilling piano-driven house, and even tossing bits of acid into the mix.

Kicking off the album on a high note, “Without You” is an absolute monster of a tune, blaring a euphoric melody that’s enough to make even Dr. Scrooge himself crack a smile. The mood quickly bounds on to “Live Forever,” and as the lead single off the album, the track hasn’t lost an ounce of allure since we first heard it back in December. “Veins” continues the uplifting themes of Hope with a hint of nostalgia in the arpeggiated synthwork, which offer a subtle nod to turn-of-the-millennia records that form the roots the modern soundscape.

Considering this is dance music, what album would be complete without a dose of soul? “Guiding Light” seamlessly blends sultry vocals with the explosive vigor of bright-eyed synths supported by insatiable mids, all of which carry over to the tones of “Waiting.”

As a welcome mid-point, Third Party’s heavier leanings begin to shine through on”Arrival,” an electro-inspired demon that’s going to absolutely break crowds this festival season. It’s not hard to imagine what the boys were going for with this one; shimmering embellishments, laser assaults, and driving bass place listeners firmly into the realm of science fiction.

Next up, threading together nostalgic hits with a fat twinge of acid, “Get Back” is going to get your blood pumping just right. This gem is a proper throwback with delectable sequencing, ebbing fills, voluptuous risers, and a heavenly balance of tension and release. And we’d be fools to forget about Third Party’s collaboration with Martin Garrix “Lions In The Wild.” This main stage weapon remains the powerhouse anthem we know and love, now with over 17 million collective plays to date.

“Hurt” is by far the most pop-friendly track off the album, but despite being of a different cut, it fits in beautifully in the context of Hope. The arrangement’s piano arrangement is chillingly appropriate, each element is given plenty of space to breathe through the mix, and the vocals are simple, yet oh-so powerful.

Then it’s back to the arena-filling sounds of “Have No Fear,” boasting an enormity as befits its message. Oh, and take care your heart doesn’t crumble with the fresh VIP mix of “Everyday Of My Life.” Placing the remix of this iconic tune at the end of the album was no accident, and all the emotion you’ve felt throughout Hope is revisited once more in this certified tearjerker. Don’t worry though, they’re happy tears, we promise.

This is easily one of the best electronic dance albums we’ve heard in years, and we couldn’t be more proud to present the World Premiere of Third Party’s Hope, available tomorrow 2/24 on your favorite digital platform.

Prepare your ears for an over-the-counter dose of auditory bliss, and read on to hear Third Party’s thoughts behind the album, and what’s in store for 2017.

Congratulations on the album! I can honestly say it’s one of the best progressive works I’ve heard in the last couple years. How long have you guys been working on this and how does it feel to finally release it into the world?

“Thank you! We probably started the project about 18 months ago, that was when we really committed to the idea of doing an album and to have it finally finished is an amazing feeling!”

You’ve got a history of successful singles under your belt, what has been different about working on a full-length LP?

“The main difference is working out what your overall concept is, making sure all the tracks have the same feeling and can work as a body of work together. We hate seeing albums that are obviously just a load of singles stuck together without any real meaning of what the bigger picture is.”

The album’s namesake says a lot about the material, but can you describe the concept and what you wanted to accomplish?

“We came up with the title ‘Hope’ as we felt this represented what we wanted the message of the album to be as a whole. We want people who listen to the album to be inspired the way we were inspired by music we listened to growing up. Also from a human level, music has the power to create ‘Hope’ for someone in any aspect of their life, so if any of the songs can motivate/inspire/help anyone in anyway we will feel it was all worth it!”

I’m a sucker for “Without You”, but there’s something for everyone in ‘Hope’. What are your personal favorites from the album and why?

“Tricky question, we probably change our mind every week so maybe ask us later on in the year!”

What can fans expect from Third Party and RELEASE in 2017?

“We have a lot planned for 2017, we’re announcing an album tour very soon which includes our residency at Ministry of Sound where we’re back at on March 10th for a ‘Release’ night. Then we’re putting on our biggest show to date in Liverpool with a brand new concept called ‘The STAGE’ which we’re really excited about! It’s a big new custom made stage being made, we’re putting in a lot of work with our visual team to create the best visuals to fit with the music, which hopefully creates an unforgettable experience for the fans!”

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Source: Your EDM Premiere: Third Party – ‘Hope’ [Full Album]

Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike Show off The Biggest LED Production Show In The World

Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike put on one of the biggest shows of 2016 last year with their Tomorrowland sponsored event Bringing The Madness. Featuring guest appearances from Lost Frequencies, Afrojack, and Steve Angello, the event sold 60,000 tickets and featured some of the dazzling production seen in dance music concert.

To be precise, the show actually boasts the biggest LED production in the world. Surprising right? In any case the Belgian-duo has just uploaded their full set on YouTube meaning you can check out the full visuals and 2.5 hour long set below.

The duo has also just announced a slew of international touring dates from now till the end of summer with mostly festivals, specialty curated events, and Las Vegas club nights. Check out the tour dates below.

 

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Source: Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike Show off The Biggest LED Production Show In The World

Watch Tomorrowland Release Another First Wave Of Artists

Tomorrowland just keeps getting better, and their advertisements, aftermovies, and general branding is oh so on point.

To release the initial wave of artists for their double weekend edition of 2017’s festivities, they’ve been releasing delectable clips of cards flicked at the screen with certain producers in lieu of the typical imagery. It’s all beautifully styled after the traveling circus aesthetic of the 19th century, and it goes beautifully with the year’s theme “Amicorum Spectaculum,” which roughly translates to “spectacular gathering.”

Duke Dumont, Angerfist, Sam Feldt, Steve Angello, Vini Vici, Cirez D, and a whole lot more are among the artists featured on this particular video, and Tomorrowland has also released a traditional lineup poster for phase one.

Keep in mind this is still just phase one, even with this many artists… we can’t wait to see who else will be joining the festivities!

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Source: Watch Tomorrowland Release Another First Wave Of Artists

Steve Angello Talks Life Before Swedish House Mafia, Boring EDM & More

Steve Angello has long been an iconic name in dance music. Steve’s influence in both his personal career and with Swedish House Mafia has reached all corners of the globe and now is a staple brand in electronic music. Whether you enjoy his music or not, his insights into the growth and boom of the industry is undeniable as he was at the front of the EDM boom that swept North America a few years ago.

In a 1 on 1 chat with Pete Tong, Steve Angello discusses the differences of the European, American and Asia-Pacific markets and how each scene requires different marketing and music to find success. While Asia-Pacific is the topic of the conversation, Steve and Pete talk about how Swedish House Mafia came to fruition and why their brand became such an international sensation. When commenting on the Asian market, Steve stated:

“I think a lot of people are afraid to come to the region and do shows, but from experience, I think this has the biggest potential in the world ” Steve Angello

With the Asia-Pacific market just starting to take off, it is obvious that EDM’s global takeover is still healthy and underway. Check out the intimate interview below:

Photo Credit: Rukes

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Source: Steve Angello Talks Life Before Swedish House Mafia, Boring EDM & More

Your EDM Exclusive Interview with HELENA: On New Single “Shake It,” Worldwide Festival Stages and Upcoming Projects

UK-born, Australian-raised HELENA is one of the fastest rising female DJs in the scene. After releasing “Raven” back in September, HELENA came back with another single this week called “Shake It” on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom Records (which you can now get on Beatport). With the support from some of the top DJs in the world, as well as earning a residency at Drai’s in Las Vegas, the Aussie icon has been getting a lot of attention from artists and fans alike. I caught up with HELENA to learn about how she got into the music scene, her production process, experience playing on the stages of some of the largest festivals around the world, and her upcoming projects.

 

How did you get your start with DJing and producing?

My love of music spans back right into my childhood. I started on the decks at around the age of 14.

Since then it was a natural progression into the music scene. I started working in the industry in the UK running club nights and was DJing on the side purely for fun.

I would say though professionally it all really started for me about 5 years ago in Australia when I decided to concentrate purely on my DJing and take it seriously as a profession. This is when it really all started in a sense. I started producing about a year after this.

Who are some of your musical influences?

I have lots of musical influences, I think you can hear this in my style of mixing. I can play very hard but then flip into a big progressive house driven track or then into a big vocal.

I love artists such as Dannic, W&W, Steve Angello, Tiesto, Alesso, Kryder, Showtek, Bassjackers, Sick Individuals.. I love to mix it up in my productions and in my sets.

You’ve gained support from some of the top DJs including Tiesto, Avicii & Hardwell. What was a moment in your career that really helped bring more traction to you and your music?

I think it was when I heard that Tiesto liked ‘Shake It’ and wanted to sign it. This was a big moment for me, even though I have already had a fair few releases previously and some great support on stuff it’s really amazing to actually get support on a track signed by one of the biggest DJs in the world and him really believing in the project. It helps so much on getting your name out there and really getting traction on your music.

You just released a new track “Shake It”. What was your process of creating that track?

 “Shake It” came together in about 2 months. The process started with the break which was sounding huge. Originally it had a different drop to the current one. I went through about 4 versions of the drop trying to get it right. I just felt with the idea and theme of the track being “shake it,” the drop needed to have a big buzz about it for people to “shake it” to (if you get me!)

If I launched into a big progressive cool drop, it just would not have suited the idea behind the track. So it was more about getting that part right. I wanted to make a big festival style buzz track; that was my aim.

In the electro-house scene where a lot of tracks have a very similar sound, how do you keep your sound unique?

It’s very hard to sound unique these days. I thought I had a more unique sound on the drop of “Shake It,” but then you see comments saying, “Don’t you think it sounds like….” which I would not have picked up on.
You are always going to get this, as it’s very hard to capture something that really hasn’t been done or sounds a bit like something else as everyone has access to the same synths, plug ins and samples. Sound design comes into it a lot to try and stay unique. You just have to keep pushing forward experimenting with new sounds to try and stay fresh.

You’ve performed at some of the largest festivals such as Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival and Stereosonic. What’s been a memorable event from one of your sets?

Tomorrowland stands out in particular as very memorable as it was on my all time list of where I wanted to play. Even just being there in Belgium and being part of the experience of the festival was unreal. I also got to carve my name into the bridge which was cool. Even though midway through my set there was a big out pour of rain, it didn’t stop the crowd from going nuts. All my team was there with me too, so it was really special.

What are some of your upcoming projects?

In January, I am back to Australia for a big tour, and then I start on a 3 month “Shake It” tour around the States which will be crazy. Musically, I have about 3 tracks currently in the works. I am finishing up one at the moment including one with Vassy (from David Guetta’s “Bad” track) which is sounding so catchy, so I’m excited to get this one wrapped and released! There is lots of music to come in 2015 so it should be an exciting year.

As one of the few solo female DJs in a male-dominated industry, do you face any challenges? For aspiring female DJs and producers, what advice would you give them?

To be confident and persistent. Generally people love to criticize female artists; before they have even heard you, they will write you off. You will always be proving yourself in every aspect, so you need to have a thick skin, work hard and be very determined. Don’t let people knock you off track. If you want it go for it.

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Source: Your EDM Exclusive Interview with HELENA: On New Single “Shake It,” Worldwide Festival Stages and Upcoming Projects

Swedish House Mafia’s Last Show Ever At Ultra 2013 [Video]

10649084_1010627968963305_3437918529641673585_oFor this week’s flashback Friday, we are taken back to the end of an era. It’s coming up on almost two years since the disbandment of Swedish House Mafia and most of us have yet to move on from the transition. Yes, Axwell / Ingrosso are great and Steve Angello is also doing well, but I can’t help but feel a void that their individual acts cannot fill.

The reality of the situation is that for those who entered the EDM scene circa 2009-2011, Swedish House Mafia most likely played a vital role in their introduction and immersion in the EDM culture. With their departure, we are older and wiser and our tastes have changed and evolved; yet, as we look back on what it was like just a few years ago, we can’t help but get a good kick in the nostalgia feels.

Relive the end of the Swedish House Mafia below:

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Source: Swedish House Mafia’s Last Show Ever At Ultra 2013 [Video]

UPDATE: Martin Garrix & Headhunterz ID Surfaces at Ultra Japan

Martin Garrix & Headhunterz

Last weekend, the EDM community was torn in half over two major music festivals happening across the globe. On one side of the world, Chattahoochee Hills hosted the second annual TomorrowWorld with names like A-TrakDavid GuettaSkrillex, Steve Aoki, Zedd, and many more.  On the other side of the planet, Ultra Japan was taking off with the likes of Afrojack, Axwell / IngrossoHardwell, Mark Knight, Steve Angello, and more. On both lineups, an eighteen-year-old superstar by the name of Martin Garrix attended and performed at both events bringing with him his A-game. Even thought he rocked a stellar set over in the U.S., he brought Japan a very special surprise.

Last month, we reported that Martin and Willem Rebergen (a.k.a. Headhunterz) were sharing with the world that they were in the studio cooking up something mean. Both the champion of big room house and the veteran of hardstyle now have had their collaboration played out loud over over Martin Garrix’s crowd that only cheered wildly as it played through the Japanese night sky. Although the song is thought to be called “Once Again”, this ID brings the energy and the sounds of both musicians while compacting those elements into a preview that is less than two minutes. Even with its unfortunate brevity and the poor quality of the video, listeners can still witness the wildness of this grand track.

Until a proper preview comes out, check out the Martin Garrix & Headhunterz collaboration in the video below.

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Source: UPDATE: Martin Garrix & Headhunterz ID Surfaces at Ultra Japan

Laidback Luke celebrates Mixmash’s decade mark with his current top seven heaters

Filipino-Dutch DJ producer Laidback Luke (born Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen), 37, has made a quality name for himself in the industry over the past decade as a cool, chill guy who definitely brings the heat behind the decks. Along the way, he’s played at some of the world’s biggest dance music festivals like Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Ultra Music Festival, among others as well as collaborated with some of the most influential names including the world’s current number one Hardwell, Steve Angello, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Aoki, A-Trak, and Diplo, among many others.

Hardwell, Tiësto, and Steve Angello lead Tomorrowland 2014’s massive lineup

Although tickets for Tomorrowland’s Belgium edition have already sold out months ago, the festival’s just announced its complete artist lineup today — and it’s massive. Hardwell (the world’s current number one DJ), Tiësto, Steve Angello, Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, and Eric Prydz, will perform alongside a ton of other live acts and DJs. Tomorrowland will take place over two action-packed weekends during the summer on July 18-20, and again from July 25-27.