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Art With Me Miami
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, Miami
December 8-10th, 2023 (Art Basel Week)
Art With Me Festival is an authentic and organic cultural experience and the world’s most immersive and transformative art offering, and this year it returns to Miami’s Historic Virginia Key Beach Park from 8 – 10 December 2023 during ART BASEL WEEK. For the first time, this edition will expand to three days with an even more rich offering of jaw-dropping installation art, a comprehensive wellness program and world renowned international talents.
A State of Trance
A State of Trance, the iconic music event curated by Armin van Buuren, has unveiled the initial roster of artists for its highly anticipated 2024 edition in their newly adopted home base, Rotterdam. Armin van Buuren, along with trance music luminaries Cosmic Gate, Ferry Corsten, HI-LO, John O’Callaghan, Laura van Dam, Maddix, and MORTEN, are among the first wave of acts revealed. Notably, A State of Trance 2024 marks the return of NWYR after a five-year hiatus. The inaugural event in Rotterdam will also see Armin van Buuren perform on both days with a unique set full of surprises planned for each.
For more details and booking options, visit festival.astateoftrance.com.
Backline Mental Health
Backline, a 501(c) nonprofit organization that provides mental health and wellness resources to the music industry and their family members, hosted their second annual World Mental Health Day Benefit Show last week. Held in one of America’s great music cities, Nashville, Tennessee’s Brooklyn Bowl Nashville hosted a celebratory evening of music, including sets of original music from Rett Madison and Lindsay Lou leading into a Tom Petty Tribute set led by Derek Wells and headlined by the legendary Wynonna Judd. Joining the stage over the course of the evening was Charles Kelley (Lady A), Brittney Spencer, Charles Wesley Godwin, and up-and-coming artists Drake Milligan, Josiah & the Bonnevilles, Madeline Edwards, Sierra Hull, Vince Herman, Ben Chapman, Meg McRee, and Wyatt Flores.
Burning Beach Festival
Bali’s Burning Beach is the most essential underground music festival in the region, and this year’s line-up is the best yet with a mix of legends, live shows and rising stars. Headlining the breathtaking Mari Beach Club from December 22 – 23 will be Deborah De Luca, Stephan Bodzin LIVE, Sven Vath, Ilario Alicante, Matthias Tanzmann, Melanie Ribbe and many more. Get your tickets now at https://event.tix.id/event/burningbeach23 with prices starting from 61 Euro for a one-day pass and 110 Euro for a two-day pass.
Claude VonStroke – The Creeps feat. Barry Drift
Claude VonStroke releases his new Halloween-inspired house track ‘The Creeps’ featuring Barry Drift, out now via Dirtybird Records. Alongside the single comes a pair of bonus remixes from flock favorites Steve Darko and Mike Kerrigan.
Copa del Rave
The Copa del Rave returns to LA for its fourth charity soccer tournament on November 2, at Evolve Project, in LA’s Frogtown neighborhood. Eight teams will compete for the Copa del Rave, the loudest trophy in world soccer!
Location + Hours
Location: Evolve Project LA
Date: Nov. 2, 2023
Hours: 3-8pm PT
DGTL USA Editions
DGTL has announced the full lineup for their debut USA editions, taking place in New York City on December 1st and Los Angeles on December 2nd. Held in partnership with premier underground event collectives Teksupport and Stranger Than; in LA, DGTL’s US debut will showcase its acclaimed audiovisual experience and the leading selectors in house and techno.
Register For Pre-Sale Access HERE
Defected New Year’s Across The Globe
Setting the label up for a momentous year ahead, the unstoppable force that is Defected will kick off 2024 with a never-done-before series of New Year parties across the globe.
OVO ARENA, WEMBLEY
DEFECTED NEW YEAR’S EVE | SUNDAY DECEMBER 31st
FERRECK DAWN / LOW STEPPA / PRUNK / RIO TASHAN / SAM DIVINE
+ TWO VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
OVO ARENA, WEMBLEY
GLITTERBOX NEW YEAR’S DAY | MONDAY JANUARY 1st
EATS EVERYTHING / GROOVE ARMADA / JOHN MORALES / MELVO BAPTISTE / NATASHA DIGGS
THE DUKE / THE SHAPESHIFTERS
THE IVY, SYDNEY | SUNDAY DECEMBER 31st
CARL COX / DANNY HOWARD / RIVA STARR
CHI SAMUI, KOH SAMUI | SUNDAY DECEMBER 31st
MELÉ / OFFAIAH
WILD WATER COMPLEX, JOHANNESBURG | SUNDAY DECEMBER 31st
DARIUS SYROSSIAN / KITTY AMOR
DISCOPUSSY, LAS VEGAS | SUNDAY DECEMBER 31st
ARIELLE FREE / HARRY ROMERO
WE ALL SCREAM ROOFTOP, LAS VEGAS | MONDAY JANUARY 1st
JULIET MENDOZA / MIKE DUNN
VENUE TBA, BUENOS AIRES | SATURDAY JANUARY 6th
DRAMA – Dollar $hort
Electronic R&B’s heartthrob duo, DRAMA, composed of producer Na’el Shehade and vocalist/songwriter Via Rosa, released their latest single, ‘Dollar $hort’ today. The track features the Australian DJ duo composed of Hugo Gruzman and Jimmy Lyell of Flight Facilities. ‘Dollar $hort’ is the latest single off the duo’s highly awaited EP, Till We Die, dropping on November 10th. ‘Dollar $hort’ continues to demonstrate the natural synergy between Shehade and Rosa’s distinctive sonic talents, as well as their ability to collaborate with others seamlessly to produce another powerful yet familiar anthem that advocates for independence and self-love.
Grabbitz & Lucille Croft – Falling Over You
Alternative electronic artists Grabbitz and Lucille Croft come together for their collaborative new single ‘Falling Over You’, out now via Rezz’s HypnoVizion.
Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
27th December – 2nd January
Labryinto Festival once again takes centre stage, promising an extraordinary experience for music and art enthusiasts from around the world in Costa Rica through the New Years celebrations. The 2024 edition of Labryinto will feature a captivating fusion of music, art, and nature, creating an atmosphere of unbridled joy and creative expression.
Artists Include: Black Coffee, Adriatique, WhoMadeWho, Carlita, Dennis Cruz, Elif, Anotr
Loods – Freedom
London-via-Australia DJ/producer Loods debuts on Diplo’s house/techno label Higher Ground with “Freedom,” featuring coveted Australian vocalist/songwriter KLP. The new single is the latest soaring number from Loods, who taps into the raw, rapturous sound of pure house music that has pulsed through the walls of all-night-long parties since its origination in 1980s Chicago.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
14th – 16th December, 2023
MDLBEAST’s Soundstorm once again raised the bar for musical experiences in the Middle East with its latest festival. In all, 732,000 attendees from all over the world descended upon the desert with 184 artists from more than 20 countries playing over eight stages. These included 10 Saudi female artists like Baloo, Birdperson and Cosmicat playing next to international stars such as Jeff Mills, Nina Kraviz, Adam Beyer, Carl Cox and many more. There was over 50 hours of music in all with two new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™️ set for the Tallest Temporary Stage at 41m and 268cm, and The Most LED Lights in a Display with 60,053,376 in total. The festival will return in December 2023 and once again promises a whole new experience.
Artists Include: TBA
Mersiv – Out Of Bounds
Rising from the acclaim of his debut album, Mersiv is set to redefine the boundaries of bass music with Out of Bounds, launching on October 20th. Building on the immense success of his debut, Pretty Dark Loud, this new release encapsulates not just Mersiv’s impressive growth both personally and professionally, but also his ambition to break free from genre conventions.
January 4-8th, 2024
Playa Lagarto, Costa Rica
Costa Rica’s game changing and agenda setting Ocaso Festival is back for a seventh edition and will expand to five nights in 2024. This unmissable tropical getaway will take place at the all new location of The Bohemian Lagarto in Playa Lagarto, Guanacaste – a breathtaking beachfront location on the Pacific coast. Ocaso Festival is a socially conscious, environmentally friendly gathering for people who love music, nature and culture. It’s a place to soothe the soul, to enrich your life and to experience paradise-like locations with a world class soundtrack.
Artists Include: Mind Against, John Summit, Seth Troxler, Mano Le Tough, Sama’ Abdulhadi, Hannah Wants, Cassian
Parcels – Live Vol. 2
Parcels have today released their new album ‘Live Vol. 2’. Out now via Because Music, it is
available digitally and on 180gsm double vinyl.
RYL0 – Last Resort
For the past several months, underground pop singer-songwriter/producer RYL0 has been teasing to her fans a vision of an eternal summer: photos of crystal blue waters, vibrant rays of sunshine, and lush grass have graced her timeline like a moodboard for the ideal vacation.
Today, all those idyllic, summery images and postulations are coming to life with RYL0’s new mixtape Last Resort: a 7-track package that showcases the artist’s versatile songwriting skillset as she pivots from edgy, experimental electronic instrumentals to a glam, luxurious pop aesthetic. Filled to the brim with catchy, show-stopping pop bangers, Last Resort is an homage to its creator’s pop music fanaticism and a statement on the malleability of pop as a concept. To RYL0, pop stardom represents a persona that one can play with, and she seamlessly fits into the mold with a project that evokes grand creative opulence.
Unsociably High – Oh, The Country Air
‘Oh, The Country Air!’ is a three-song country EP by Unsociably High, a dream pop duo from Ottawa, Canada stepping outside of their genre to inspire new ways of creating. Thematically, the record is the revisiting of old friends—a favourite song, a lover, suffering—but through its production proved to also be a project of pure experimentation.