Avicii’s family have today (26th April) come forward with a new statement, implying that the EDM star died by suicide.
Last Friday (20th April), news broke that the Swedish DJ/producer had been found dead in his hotel room in Moscat, Oman where he had been on holiday.
Cream Classical has unveiled plans for two events at Liverpool Cathedral, hometown spectacles that will help mark the UK clubbing institution's 26th birthday.
The shows will take place on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October, when the 50-piece Kaleidoscope Orchestra will deliver dancefloor anthems that have come to define Cream over the last two decades within a truly stunning setting. Both performances will last two-hours, with official afters free to all ticket-holders.
More than 80 artists have been confirmed for the 2018 instalment of American electronic and hip-hop festival HARD Summer, which takes place between 4th and 5th August at The Speedway in Fontana in Southern California.
Virtual Self, Porter Robinson’s newly launched side project, has returned with a new music video for the track ‘Key’.
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It first happened at a media dinner about five years ago. I was sandwiched rather uncomfortably between two older international journalists — one from Amsterdam and one from New York. As we sat watching a slideshow about a dance-music-meets-yoga festival heading to Thailand that following summer, Mr NYC commented that he hoped Carl Cox was playing because he was his “favourite EDM DJ right now”. Heads swivelled and hands were raised to mouths as Mr Amsterdam and I let out a gasp of unadulterated horror. “Carl Cox and EDM?
Hardwell, who is currently working on a rather secretive project with Steve Aoki, is to play New York City venue Brooklyn Mirage on Saturday 23rd June, with pre-sale for tickets beginning this Monday 19th March at 11AM Eastern Time.
Tomorrowland has launched a new festival, Tomorrowland Winter, set to take place in luxury ski resort Alpe d’Huez in the French Alps next year.
Tipped to run 13th to 15th March 2019, the festival’s theme is “The Hymn of the Frozen Lotus” with organisers promising a "fantasy wonderland for over 30,000 music lovers from around the world” alongside "a sensational line-up and state-of-the-art decor".
“We’re not a normal kind of two people coming together.” It’s 2pm on a Tuesday in Brazil at the height of Carnival. Olivia “Liv” NERVO has just woken up to a day’s worth of unread emails, missed text messages and countless social media notifications.
It sounds like 2018 will be the year of NERVO. Are you aiming for world domination this year?
What is the label’s driving ethos?
Liv: “We’re doing our very best not to fit in a box. You know what kind of records are going to come out on Revealed. You know what records are going to come out on Protocol. You know what records are going to come out on Musical Freedom. I hope that Got Me Baby! keeps people guessing and listening and intrigued.”
Speaking of Fallon, you just had your first-ever late-night TV performance in America. How’d it go?
Liv: “We played on X Factor, but we DJed. [On Fallon], we were singing, we had microphones, we had dance moves.”
Mim: “And we only found out the day before that we weren’t gonna play behind a DJ booth.”
Liv: “We thought we were DJing. And we get there and they’re like, ‘Nah, we’re all singing.’ And we’re like, ‘Whaaaaat?!’”
After Miami, you’re hosting your #NERVONation stage at Tomorrowland over the summer. Any special surprises?
Liv: “We’re really pushing for a live element, because we always love a live element on our shows. We’re really excited to work with the Tomorrowland crew to build the line-up.”
What is the role of men in all this?
Mim: “Men have to be gentlemen, as always. A good man is a gentleman. The manners make the man. It’s just up to strong women to teach weaker women, and it’s the people to be taught from young ages what respect is, what boundaries are. It’s horrible that a few men in positions of power have muddied the waters, because there are a lot of good men out there as well. So it shouldn’t be a man-hating decade or year. It should be [about] uplifting women.”