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BAARIC & WAVFRM – Mantra
Following a successful 2023, burgeoning trap producer BAARIC returned to OTHERWRLD today, teaming up with rising bass talent WAVFRM for their debut collab “MANTRA.” This track has all the makings of a summer set favorite, with its gritty basses, upbeat synth stabs, and powerful chord stacks drawing listeners into the high-intensity drop. Perfectly fusing both of their sonic complexities with its hard-hitting basses and subtle melodic elements, “MANTRA” is a testament to the musical prowess and range of the versatile producers.
Beats & Beyond by Rave The Planet
Taking place from January to April 2024 at the “LÜTZE” Bar in Hotel Berlin, Berlin, the Rave The Planet team opens the doors to the background of Berlin’s parade culture.
In thematically diverse panel discussions, artists, insiders, and experts from the techno scene provide insights into their work and are available for questions. DJ sets by Rave The Planet residents and special guests set the musical tone before and after the talks.
Admission to “BEATS & BEYOND – Techno Livetalks by Rave The Planet” is free, but donations are always welcome. Donation boxes will be available at the bar. Additionally, guests can enjoy a specially crafted solidarity drink, including a small donation for Rave The Planet.
All Dates & Topics:
January 25, 2024: Float Insiders – How to Create a Parade Float?
February 29, 2024: Party vs. Protest? – Rave Culture, Parades & Activism
March 28, 2024: Rave & Save The Planet: Sustainability in the Music Industry
April 25, 2024: FAQ-Day for “Rave The Planet Parade 2024 – LOVE IS STRONGER”
-Exclusive 24-Hour Island Takeover in Belize: A once-in-a-lifetime experience featuring Skrillex, Bob Moses, Destructo, and more, bringing in the daylight with electrifying sets.
-3,000+ Attendees United: Celebrating a diverse lineup and cultural assembly aboard the Norwegian Joy.
-Unique Blend of Artists and Performances: From legendary performers to rising stars, the lineup was a masterclass of event curation from Gary Richards aka Destructo.
-Community and Connection: Friendship 2024 fostered an unmatched sense of togetherness and celebration
On top of the stacked lineup and schedule that FriendShip shares publicly with attendees, Destructo is a celebrated curator who creatively masterminds impromptu, once-in-a-lifetime performances throughout each sailing. After Skrillex mesmerized shippers with his headlining Island Party set on Monday night, the eight-time Grammy Award winner surprised fans by joining Boys Noize on the ship’s MainStage for their long-awaited Dog Blood reunion set. Tuesday night’s rip-roaring back-to-back performance marked Dog Blood’s first official set since 2019, further cementing FriendShip as the vanguard of dance music’s rare, rapturous, ‘you-had-to-be-there’ moments.
GRIDLIFE Midwest Festival
GRIDLIFE Midwest Festival will return to Gingerman Raceway from Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9, 2024 for its eleventh edition, once again combining industry-leading on-track motorsports events and high-caliber car shows with top-drawer festival production and two nights of slamming DJ sets.
Ahead of the forthcoming 2024 lineup announcement, fans can watch Boogie T and Wooli take a once-in-a-lifetime high-speed ride-along with three-time Formula Drift Champion Chris Forsberg at GRIDLIFE Midwest 2023.
Link to Video HERE
Joseph Capriati is to make a triumphant return to the English capital when he brings his world renowned Metamorfosi brand to London on Friday February 16th at Exhibition. Joining the Italian tastemaker will be Dennis Cruz and Ben Sterling for this one and only London show of 2024.
Date: Friday 16th February
Josh Teed – Recurring Dreams Remixed
Recurring Dreams Remixed is a genre defying reimagination of Josh Teed’s Recurring Dreams Album. Ranging from halftime to trap to dubstep, this compilation of remixes is guaranteed to keep listeners on the edge of their seats from front to back. After Josh Teed’s huge “Recurring Dreams” album and tour over this past year, this remix compilation breathes new life into the album and spans all styles of bass music. These remixes flip the originals into so much more, and open up the realm of possibilities in DJ sets and live show settings. Josh Teed’s iconic sound and live violin instrumentation still shine through, while heavier bass and dancefloor energy fill the space. Featuring a massive list of artists and unique new takes in all different styles, this is not an album to miss.
Mahmut Orhan – Andalusian
Turkish DJ/producer Mahmut Orhan releases his new single, “Andalusian,” via Ultra Records. The track comes alongside the formal announcement of his debut album, Pangea, which is set to arrive on March 22. The project will continue Orhan’s mission to harness the universal power of music by blending intercontinental and intercultural sounds.
Mixmag Netherlands made a spectacular debut at ADE back in October and now heads back to present Abstract at Thuishaven Terrein on February 9th. Headlining will be Fatima Hajji, Clara Cuvé, Noneoftheabove and Dion Visser. Get your tickets now at https://bit.ly/ABSTRACT01NL
Poolside – Ride With You (Mindhcatter Remix)
Poolside, the recording project of producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jeffrey Paradise is releasing the first official remix from his well-received Blame It All On Love album. “Ride With You (Mindchatter Remix)” is out today, January 19 on Ninja Tune’s Counter Records.
Rezz – DYSPHORIA with HOLLY
Electronic visionary Rezz has announced her forthcoming album CAN YOU SEE ME? with a new collaborative single ‘DYSPHORIA’ with HOLLY out now via HypnoVizion.
SAYMYNITTI – Can’t Find My Friends
Dance music pioneers SAYMYNITTI, a dynamic collaboration between NITTI and SAYMYNAME, are set to reintroduce the exhilarating charm of 90s and early 2000s rave culture. Now the duo is doubling down on their objective, kicking off 2024 with a new feel-good collaborative single, “Can’t Find My Friends.” Dropping Friday, January 19th, this anthem features euphoric vocals from Midian and is arriving via the globally renowned label of Spinnin’ Records.
SITA – Generacion XDISIS
Sita Abellán notches another milestone in her astounding career as a creative with her first-ever body of work under her techno alias, SITA. Her new concept EP, Generacion XDISIS, arrives via Spanish underground techno veteran Héctor Oaks’ label, KAOS.
Subtronics Cyclops Rocks IV
Genre-bending bass music artist Subtronics is bringing a state-of-the-art audio/visual experience to Red Rocks. SUBTRONICS’ CYCLOPS ROCKS IV takes over the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre from May 23 to 24, 2024. General on-sale begins this Friday, January 19 at 12PM EST. Pre-sale begins Thursday, January 18 at 12PM PST.
Sign up for pre-sale access here.
Valentino Khan – Satellite
Los Angeles-based DJ and producer Valentino Khan returns with a new single “Satellite” out today January 19. With smooth, yet glitchy vocals set between realism and fun from notable indie artist Bipolar Sunshine and epic beat drops, “Satellite” is a genuine dance track to embrace.
Walker & Royce – No Big Deal Part 2
Walker & Royce have returned with Part 2 of their upcoming No Big Deal album out now via Dirtybird Records.
A mind-boggling follow-up to Part 1, the next iteration of No Big Deal is a two-track stunner. Opening with an epic collaboration with longtime associate VNSSA before diving into an out-of-character drum & bass anthem, No Big Deal keeps the energy high and the vibes flowing on Part 2.
The legendary electronic duo Zeds Dead is gearing up for their milestone 10th Annual Deadrocks event, promising an unforgettable two-night experience at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado, on July 2nd and 3rd, 2024. This event, famed for its electrifying performances and groundbreaking music, will be complemented by the much-anticipated Backyard Jamboree on July 4th, continuing the tradition of a grand-scale celebration.