The South African leg of the US EDM festival, which will be landing in Johannesburg and Cape Town shortly, has just added Fedde LeGrand and Claptone to its line-ups.
They’ll join fellow countrymen W&W as well as artists like Skrillex, Zedd and Tiësto, who top the bill, alongside acts including local hero Black Coffee, plus Dash Berlin, Galantis, The Martinez Brothers, Robin Schulz and Seth Troxler.
The four-day, two-city event this February is its third edition, and is set to welcome some of the biggest hitters in dance music right now.
One of our favourite things about Fedde is that he's always so keen to point out that he's part of a team. This year his troupe went up a notch or two with a full-blown, burlesque-tastic, eye-popping, all-singing and dancing show spectacular at Holland's Carre Theatre. “We want to create a whole world that you basically step into and are a part of,” Fedde tells DJMag.
“I love you. I love you so much, I’ve brought you a gift. Although, you see, I can’t really give it to you.” DJ Mag watches in quiet amazement as a Bulgarian man — one of a pair of identical twins — presents Hardwell with his forearm, complete with a 10-inch Hardwell tattoo. Hardwell, natural showman on and off the stage, manages a “Well hey! That’s great buddy!”
Ultra Europe has just released the after-movie for its 2014 summer festival. Entitled 'To The Sun', the video — directed by Charles Friedrichs — features gorgeous footage taken from Croatia's Polijud Stadium and the Hotel Amfora Grand Resort.
Festival highlights include clips of Fedde Le Grand, Martin Garrix, Carl Cox, David Guetta and Sebastian Ingrosso, while attendees party under the Croatian sun.
In honor of World AIDS Day, December 1, some of the biggest names in the music and media industry are partnering with Lifebeat to draw urgent attention to the dramatic rise in HIV among young people ages 13-24.
He might be best known for putting his “hands up for Detroit” but Dutch producer Fedde Le Grand also holds a torch aloft for Amsterdam, the city at the forefront of Holland’s burgeoning dance music scene.
“A lot of great music comes out of Amsterdam,” agrees 35-year-old Fedde, who recently released his mammoth ‘Feel the Love’ tune and is about to drop a vocal version of ‘Don’t Give Up’.
Who do you want to win the World Cup?
“That’s easy — Holland, for sure! But my second choice would be Brazil. One of my best friends lives there and I think they are the craziest football nation in the world, and it would do the country so much good. So I would say the final should be Holland vs Brazil.”
“I started using the Bass Station 2 late last summer — I’d heard a new Bass Station was on the way and knew a few people, like Luke Solomon for example, who loved the original Bass Station, so I was intrigued about what Novation would do with it.
Last weekend saw the fourth instalment of Luminocity, in Punta Del Este Uruguay. We were on hand to review the event and also managed to grab five minutes with secret headliner - house don Fedde le Grand.
Catch his interview and exclusive footage from the event below.
Imagine The Great Gatsby was born in the South American Riviera and had a penchant for thumping house music. Now imagine he opened the doors of his palatial mansion for a music festival to rival them all – the beer is free, the system is huge and Fedde le Grand is a secret, unannounced headliner.
Welcome to Luminocity, the exclusive event run by Miller Genuine Draft in Punta del Este, Uruguay - oft referred to as the ‘South American Riviera’.