Happy May 8th from The Festival Voice! We’re back with our weekly roundup feature. There are tons of great announcements and tunes in here! Check back in with us next week!
Amnesia Ibiza- Joseph Capriati
Globally renowned DJ and producer Joseph Capriati is to play three exclusive parties at Amnesia this summer. Each one comes under his Metamorfosi banner on Fridays July 22nd, August 5th and August 19th and they promise to be an immersive dive into the Italian tastemaker’s unique musical world alongside a carefully curated mix of special guests.
Beatport Pledges To Invest $100,000 in Best Idea to Accelerate Gender Parity
Beatport, the global leader of music for DJs, producers, and their fans, announced at this year’s International Music Summit Ibiza (IMS) its intention to invest $100,000 into an idea that would accelerate gender parity across the greater DJ music industry. Beatport’s CEO Robb McDaniels delivered the exciting news to attending delegates during his “Road To Recovery” keynote address at the 2022 installment of IMS at Destino Pacha Resort in Ibiza, Spain.
THE BROOKLYN MIRAGE REVEALS VENUE REDESIGN PLUS 2022 SPRING/SUMMER CALENDAR
Avant Gardner has revealed the return of The Brooklyn Mirage with a full venue redesign for its upcoming 2022 season. Welcoming a vast variety of top tier artists and brand takeovers, the reimagined Brooklyn Mirage will debut on Thursday, May 5th with a one-of-a-kind 200-foot wide video wall topped by a 100-foot custom-built stage roof, to-be-discovered areas by attendees amongst various mezzanine and balcony levels as well as enhanced, unobstructed views of the venue’s stunning new stage from the dancefloor up to the elevated catwalks. Kicking off its opening weekend with Alesso, The Cityfox Experience: Regenerate, and the 25th-anniversary celebration of Body & Soul, the open-air musical sanctuary will re-emerge at full force with unrivaled talent. Bringing forth a myriad of immersive musical experiences like no other, the upcoming season boasts performances from Charlotte de Witte, Cuco, David Guetta, Disclosure, Kaskade, Marshmello, Tiësto and many more plus brand takeovers from All Day I Dream, Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep, Boiler Room, Ladyland Festival, Purified and more. With more events to be announced, The Brooklyn Mirage will be New York City’s premier venue for live music, nightlife, and entertainment as the biggest names in music descend upon the East Williamsburg complex.
CITY SPLASH ANNOUNCES 2022 LINE-UP
London’s premier reggae, dancehall, and afrobeats festival City Splash announces its 2022 line-up, which is fronted by the sensational headliners Mr Eazi, Barrington Levy, Protoje, Kranium, and Stonebwoy, in addition to 51 total other names including Sister Nancy, Luciano, Heartless Crew, General Levy, Congo Natty, AMARIA BB, Channel One, Khalia, and final additions Alicai Harley, Earl Sixteen, The Compozers, True Identity, Bobo Blackstar, Cassandra London, Claire Angel, Daddy Nature, Dohlance, Flags Sound, Horseman, HYA-P, Kemarr, Legal Shot Sound, Lioness Fonts, Mixmaster J, Natural High Music, Rebel Clash, Ric Carbi, Shotz, Super Midz and Vincent Nap plus many more. Moving to its new home in Brockwell Park, Brixton, City Splash 2022 is set to take place on Sunday 29th May across 6 stages, with tickets starting at £25.00 + booking fee. VIP tickets are also available.
The Family Piknik team will offer two week-end events in a row, from 6th to 14th August. First one will take place in the same venue as the Opening party, in the Lunel’s Arenas, 15 minutes east from Montpellier. The saturday will bring artists like Maceo Plex, Guy Gerber, Whomadewho (live), Sébastien Léger, Eli & Fur, Frankey & Sandrino, while the sunday will highlight some Techno madness with Charlotte de Witte, Riche Hawtin, Rebuke, Eli Brown, Stella Bossi… A second secret stage will welcome the best artists from Family Piknik Music own label, local talents, as well as guests like Jeremy Olander, Anii, Stereo Express and Oscarl L, to name a few.
GOV BALL AFTER DARK TICKETS ON SALE
Founders Entertainment have announced the lineup for Gov Ball After Dark 2022, the official late night programming for the 11th annual edition of The Governors Ball Music Festival. New York City’s homegrown music festival will take place from Friday, June 10th through Sunday, June 12th at the Citi Field complex in Queens. After the final note is played and the house lights come up on the festival grounds each evening, music fans will have the opportunity to hop on the subway and keep the party going with late night sets at intimate venues around the city that never sleeps. Tove Lo, beabadoobee and Ultra Q kick things off the night before gates open on Friday, and Gov Ball After Dark programming continues throughout the weekend with performances from KAYTRANADA, Soccer Mommy, BENEE and Surf Curse among others.
A full schedule of events may be found at GovBall.com/AfterDark
This is the long awaited second edition of MOGA Caparica, which made a huge impression with its debut last year. It is a cosy gathering for real music lovers inspired by Atlantic vibes and aimed at connecting people from all over the world. This year it will have main stage music as well as an extra beach party with two in all on Saturday. A festival pass includes access to the beach parties all weekend long as well as free access to the OFF events happening throughout the five days. These go beyond simply music with art, wellness, talks, food and more.
NLE Choppa Atlanta Stop
Memphis rap star NLE Choppa brings his long-awaited 2022 NLE Tour to Atlanta on May 11th at Buckhead Theatre. This immersive live show experience is filled with Choppa’s distinct sick bars, magnetic beats, and a passionate set that will keep you wanting more!
Paradise in The Park
Jamie Jones and LA powerhouse Future Primitive are bringing the beloved Paradise In The Park concept back to LA’s urban core at the iconic Pershing Square on June 11th.. Today they have announced the lineup which includes some of house’s and techno’s most respected tastemakers.
Relentless Beats May
Relentless Beats, widely recognized as one of the Southwest’s most prolific independent promoters, has announced its May schedule of events. Tearing through a massive Spring with such events as the inaugural Body Language Festival, PHXLIGHTS: Altered Orbit, which launched our spring concert series and included Deadbeats Arizona, BTSM: Once Upon a Time in Cyberworld, and culminating with the juggernaut that started this post-pandemic momentum almost a year ago- Under Construction: Chris Lake b2b Fisher, Relentless Beats is ready to keep the party going.
Featuring: Noizu & Biscits
Support: CHOMPPA, SAAS, SAVA
RÜFÜS DU SOL Add Four Dates to North American ‘Surrender’ Tour
Grammy-winning live electronic trio RÜFÜS DU SOL announced an additional four dates for their North American ‘Surrender’ tour. The tour, produced by Live Nation, will now bring their highly anticipated live show to a total of 21 cities across North America, featuring support from the likes of Curtis Harding, Lastlings, Paraleven, WhoMadeWho, and Bora Uzer on select dates.
Norwegian Artist, DJ and Producer Alan Walker has unveiled the first part of his WalkerVerse journey – a mammoth 29-date tour across Europe and North America set to take place later this year, with even more countries and dates to be announced. Limited pre-sale tickets are available via the sign up link now, with general on-sale next Friday 13th May.
28th September MANCHESTER ACADEMY Manchester, United Kingdom
29th September O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON London, United Kingdom
1st October LOTTO ARENA Merksem, Belgium
6th October SPORTHALLE HAMBURG Hamburg, Germany
7th October MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC HALLE Düsseldorf, Germany
8th October TAURON ARENA Krakow, Poland
12th October ST MARX HALLEN Vienna, Austria
14th October HALLE 622 Zürich, Switzerland
15th October FABRIQUE Milan, Italy
19th October AFAS LIVE Amsterdam, the Netherlands
20th October ZENITH Paris, France
21st October ROCKHAL Esch-sur-
22nd October JAHRHUNDERHALLE
3rd November SOUTH SIDE BALLROOM Dallas, TX, USA
4th November CONCOURSE Austin, TX, USA
5th November BAYOU MUSIC CENTER Houston, TX, USA
8th November BUCKHEAD THEATER Atlanta, GA, USA
9th November ECHOSTAGE
11th November GREAT HALL Brooklyn, NY, USA
15th November HOUSE OF BLUES Boston, MA, USA
16th November MTELUS Montreal, QC, Canada
17th November LONDON MUSIC HALL London, ON, Canada
18th November REBEL Toronto, ON, Canada
19th November RADIUS Chicago, IL, USA
25th November HARBOUR EVENT & CONVENTION CENTRE Vancouver, BC, Canada
26th November ROSELAND THEATER Portland, OR, USA
29th November MISSION BALLROOM Denver, CO, USA
2nd December HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM Los Angeles, CA, USA
3rd December BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM San Francisco, CA, USA
All My Friends Music
DESTRUCTO x MxNxSTxR- All of Me
American electronic music producer, DJ and tastemaker DESTRUCTO (Gary Richards) through his work as an artist and as an event producer for some of the most iconic brands in the live entertainment space, has always had an eye and ear for breaking talent first. For his latest single “All of Me” out on May 6 on ALL MY FRIENDS Music he introduces a unique collaborator: MxNxSTxR.
Basement Floods Records
Holland Belle- What’s Best For You
Upstate New York-based folk artist Holland Belle is excited to present “What’s Best For You,” the latest song to be lifted from the Friday, May 13 release of her debut solo album, Bird Song (pre-save HERE). With wailing guitars, bold analog synths and Belle’s generous vocal performance exploring an acceptance of struggle, she urges herself to seek neutrality instead of control, embracing the ebbs and flows of the human experience without judgment. “‘What’s Best For You’ asks the question: What if you loved another person for who they were instead of who you dreamed they would become?”, Belle asks. “And if you figured it out, could you turn the mirror and do the same for yourself?”
Aubrey Fry- The Loop
The eclectic tastes of Aubrey Fry span through the electronic music spectrum. Following the widespread international success of his Dystopia EP on Bedrock back in May 2021, the burgeoning British producer and DJ now returns to the esteemed UK imprint with his second solo release, The Loop.
Big Scary Monsters
We Were Promised Jetpacks- Enjoy The View
Celebrated Scottish rock band We Were Promised Jetpacks are excited to announce U.S. Summer tour dates. The tour will begin on June 7 at Anchor Rock Club in Atlantic City and will hit markets such as Pittsburgh, PA on June 8, Kalamazoo, MI on June 9, Indianapolis, IN on June 10, Columbus, OH on June 11 and more. Weakened Friends will be joining the band as support on the upcoming dates. Tickets for the tour are on sale now.
We Were Promised Jetpacks are touring in support of their critically-acclaimed album Enjoy the View via Big Scary Monsters (order) which caught the ears of NPR, Flood Magazine, Under The Radar, SPIN, Brooklyn Vegan and more.
BMG/Tank Top Records
Nyxen- PXNK Video
Tokyo-born, Sydney-based electronic artist Nyxen releases her new music video for ‘PXNK’ (pronounced “punk) out now via BMG/Tank Top Records. The music video arrives ahead of her forthcoming debut album PNXK, set to be released Friday, July 1.
Austin Millz + Pell- What’s Next?
Austin Millz returns to release his first single of 2022 ‘What’s Next?’. Premiering on Apple Music’s The Zane Lowe Show, the bouncing electronic hip-hop crossover sees Millz collaborate with longtime friend and industry peer, rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer Pell.
Create Music Group
Puppet- New York Family
Venerated New York-based electronic rock talent Puppet returns to the release radar with a hard-hitting 12-track offering, ‘New York Family’. The musician’s latest features previously released lead singles from throughout the year, including ‘2018’, ‘The Worst Part About Me’, ‘Angry All The Time’, and ‘What’s Broken’, in addition to following up 2021’s acclaimed collaborative endeavor with 4s4ki, ‘gemstone’. Out now via Create Music Group, the much-anticipated LP is available to listen to across all streaming platforms.
Voxtrot- Early Music
Early Music, out today digitally, is a collection of the band’s first two EPs, 2005’s Raised By Wolves and 2006’s Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives. The September release will mark the first time the tracks will be released on vinyl. The album will be limited to 2000 copies on black vinyl and includes fan favorites “Raised By Wolves,” “The Start of Something” “Soft & Warm” and more.
sumthin, sumthin- Light Garden
Finding duality in music strikes a cord with listeners everywhere via a spectrum of emotions and energy that hit to the core. Enigmatic producer sumthin sumthin has earned acclaim for just that, connecting with listeners and earning respect from his peers across many verticals. For his latest showcase, the producer has teamed up with Deadbeats on the 4-track, Light Garden EP, which features a collaboration with electronic star, CloZee (“Salt”).
Ghastly x Lil’ John- Dance
Lil Jon’s legendary vocals find the perfect home with Ghastly’s latest production “Dance,” out now on Dim Mak. The g-house infused single features a wonky bassline and Lil Jon’s unmissable adlibs and vocals echoing throughout the production.
Dillon Marinez- Wormhole
San Diego born and raised DJ/Producer, Dillon Marinez, today releases his latest EP ‘Wormhole’, out now on Dirtybird.
Curated by Claude VonStroke, the compelling two-track project presents a dynamic soundscape showcasing the sonic duality of one of Dirtybird’s newest rising stars. The chaotic, high-energy sound of its titular track ‘Wormhole’ is instantly mesmerizing, while its companion ‘Facelift’ is a deep, rolling burner.
Will Clarke- Mirage
Will Clarke returns to Factory 93 Records with his sophomore single “Mirage.”
The dance music veteran has been making tidal waves in the techno scene recently, with a swelling discog that counts prestigious labels such as Drumcode, Kneaded Pains, Trick, Truesoul, and his own All We Have Is Now imprint. Last year, he debuted on Factory with his moody, brooding techno weapon “Sometimes You Gotta Let It Go.”
Lampé- Change It
When it comes to techno, minimal or even deeper iterations of electronic music, Lampé is a factory full of tricks. Following a slew of career releases on the likes of Jannowitz Records, Recovery Collective and Alula Tunes over the past few years, the genre-defying German producer now announces his long awaited debut on POPOF’s FORM Music, with the unveiling of his remarkable new extended player, Change It.
Riotron- Life Is What We’re Living (Mahalo Remix)
Acclaimed Canadian electro-pop act Riotron returns with his uplifting new track “Life Is What We’re Living”, complete with an eye-popping video starring actor Tyler Posey (of MTV’s ‘Teen Wolf’ series) and 80s icon Lea Thompson (of ‘Back To The Future’ fame), and directed by the acclaimed Alissa Torvinen, who has helmed award-winning videos by Phoebe Bridgers, Pink, Black Eyed Peas, and Melanie Martinez’s ‘K-12’ feature film (100M views on YouTube). The sumptuously cinematic video has a wildly gonzo Spike Jonze edge to it, and follows the poignant emotional arc of a man who has recently lost his mother and is struggling to deal with their unresolved and complicated relationship. The video will be released in time for Mother’s Day.
Strange Parade- The Watchers
Kai Wachi- Eternity feat. Calivania
Making his way into the release trenches once more, Kai Wachi continues his EP rollout with yet another subsonic offering. Teaming up with anonymous talent Calivania, the duo unleash a soul-rendering soundscape with the powerful single ‘Eternity’. The latest from the dynamic DJ and producer follows directly on the heels of his April collaboration with Lexi Norton, ‘All Your Lies’. Kai returns, giving fans another sneak peek into his upcoming EP, slated for release in June. Out now, ‘Eternity’ is available to stream across all platforms, via Kannibalen.
Koven- Take It Away
Koven’s rise just before the pandemic took hold a contemporary story of a duo’s dedication to their craft, which can be seen through both an electric live presence and also the sheer quality of their releases. These are elements that they never pulled the brakes on during lockdown. Their work ethic is second to none, shown in the creation of their virtual reality club space as well as a number of phenomenal live sets which brought Katie Koven into fans’ living rooms. Although having re-kickstarted a jam-packed touring schedule (including dates in Europe, New Zealand, Australia and North America), on top of dropping several releases in its lead up on UKF and NCS, now Koven have returned to Monstercat following the mammoth success of their album ‘Butterfly Effect’ which premiered on the label. It’s a move that sees them come full-circle, in a similar dynamic to their recent set at Belgium’s Rampage festival in March, the groundbreaking show which brought their beloved ‘Butterfly Effect’ to tens of thousands.
Child Seat- Fever Dreams
Los Angeles-based band Child Seat are pleased to share a live video for their debut single and video “Fever Dream.” The track is the first song to be lifted from their album due this summer. The captivating live performance video was filmed at The Cave Studios in Los Angeles and features Alison Loewe (bass/backing vocals), Argel Cota (drums) and saxophone player Ron Dzuibla, who played on Jon Batiste’s Grammy award winning album We Are. Fever Dream” is available now on all streaming platforms.
The Martin Garrix Show
With Garrix’s debut club album ‘Sentio’ released last week, it’s no surprise that the brand new Martin Garrix Show episode is all about the album and the creation process behind it. The 30-min episode is filled with footage of Garrix creating the tracks in the studio with collaborators such as Brooks, Mesto, Shaun Farrugia, and Blinders.
Check it out HERE.
NUZB – Get Down
Brazilian DJ/producer NUZB is back with a brand new RetroFuture vision that goes by the name of ‘Get Down’. The catchy tune is guided by a funky bass line that will get you to move towards the dance floor immediately.
DubVision & The Him – Sometimes (Remixes)
For their long anticipated return to STMPD RCRDS DubVision decided to team up with The Him. ‘Sometimes’ is a track full of uplifting summer vibes and was therefore the perfect new track for STMPD RCRDS Remix competition on Instantly. Coming out on top were Eleganto and BOVYN, who won an official STMPD release with their reworks.
THREE SIX ZERO RECORDINGS/SONY MUSIC
Subjective- American Gods feat. Natalie Duncan
Production duo and electronic virtuosos Subjective – comprised of legendary DJ and producer GOLDIE and acclaimed engineer and producer JAMES DAVIDSON – release the brand-new album track ‘AMERICAN GODS feat. NATALIE DUNCAN’. The track is taken from their new upcoming album ‘THE START OF NO REGRET’ which is set to be released on MAY 20th via THREE SIX ZERO RECORDINGS/SONY MUSIC.
Universal Music Germany
Showtek & LIIV- Live in a Bubble
Revered DJ/producer duo Showtek return this year with ‘Live In A Bubble’, another highly-anticipated single featuring vocals from Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter LIIV. The EDM titans’ new tune directly follows up ‘Pour It Down’ with VÉRITÉ from the tail end of this January, in addition to LIIV’s 2019 collaboration with Gold Brother ‘Before You Do It Again’. Out now via Universal Music, ‘Live In A Bubble’ is available to listen to across all streaming platforms.
Felix Jaehn- Rain in Ibiza
Directly following his late February collaboration with TikTok trendsetters The Stickmen Project, “Rain In Ibiza ft. Calum Scott,” Felix Jaehn unleashes an official music video paired with the pulsating pop/dance anthem. Since its release, the four-on-the-floor party track has been a hit among dance music fans globally, maintaining a position in the Top 150 Spotify Germany Charts and continuing to chart on Germany’s radio Top 30. Ushering listeners deeper into the track’s sonic journey through a visual experience, the three artists convey a riveting story using clips from the short film BELGICA, with creative direction from FNDM, the music & culture division of production powerhouse UNIT9.
Toby Romeo, Karen Harding, & Noel Holler- White Horses
Returning to the release radar once again, rising DJ and producer Toby Romeo teams up with Noel Holler and Karen Harding to unleash vivacious new single ‘White Horses’. The latest serves as a stellar follow up to the March release of his high energy single ‘Devils Cup’. Delivering a string of releases in 2022 thus far, Toby Romeo has solidified himself as a powerhouse in the dance music space. Continuing to expand his unparalleled discography, ‘White Horses’ is now available to stream across all platforms via Virgin Records.
Welcome To Pariahville
Pryti- Warning Sign
Pryti is thrilled to share her new single “Warning Sign”. The British Indian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist hails from the home of metal, Birmingham, UK, and the new song marks her first new music since the self-released debut LP Tales of a Melancholic in 2015. That album led Kerrang Radio’s Alex Baker to spotlight Pryti on his “Ones To Watch” show and also took home praise from the likes of Rock Sound, New Noise, and Cryptic Rock among others. “Warning Sign” sheds light on Pryti’s forthcoming new full-length album, featuring music with elements of alternative rock, metal and indie electronica, with influences ranging from Now Now, Halsey and PVRIS to Emma Ruth Rundle and Chelsea Wolfe. On “Warning Sign”, the multi-talented Pryti not only sings and plays guitars, but also recorded the bass and keyboards parts for the song.
John Roberts- Good Old Days
Nu-disco electronic artist John Roberts—also an EMMY nominated TV star, LGBTQ+ icon and comedian best known as the voice of the lovable Linda Belcher on the hit TV show Bob’s Burgers—makes his return to music on May 6, with the release of “Good Old Days.” The track was produced by Babydaddy of Scissor Sisters.