Boardmasters has named yet another wave of top quality acts for 2017, with the likes of liquid drum & bass don, Netsky, and US veteran Armand Van Helden topping the additions.
Other new artists include hip-hop pioneer DJ Shadow and Bristol duo Icarus, who join the likes of Stormzy, Andy C, Patrick Topping, Solardo, Hannah Wants and Hot Since 82 on the jam-packed line-up.
Since its humble start back in 1981, Boardmasters has become one of UK's most popular events, welcoming over 150,000 last year.
Meet the DJs and producers who picked up awards in 2016’s Top 100 DJs poll.
MARTIN GARRIX - THE WORLD’S NO.1 DJ
The prodigious Dutch star became the youngest ever Top 100 DJs winner, having shot to prominence off the back of his 2013 No.1 hit ‘Animals’.
ARMIN VAN BUUREN - HIGHEST TRANCE DJ
Armin Van Buuren has had more Top 100 DJs No.1 positions than any other DJ. Although he's no longer in the top spot, there is no doubting his position as the king of trance.
Once best-known for its pioneering part in new beat and techno, Netsky — aka Antwerp's Boris Daenen — has been flying the flag for the Belgium scene since bursting out of his home country in 2009 with his eponymous drum & bass debut album for Hospital Records. Following this up in 2012 with the domestic chart-topping '2', June saw the release on his new album called, you guessed it, '3'...
Oh yes, oh yes! Netsky is back with a massive new club slammer just in time for the new year and DJ Mag has nabbed the exclusive first play for our readers.
Enter Netsky's new, soon-to-be smash 'Work It Out', that features vocals from London's very own Digital Farm Animals, and premiered as Annie Mac's Hottest Record last night on BBC Radio 1.
'Work It Out' is the follow-up to Netsky's last record 'Rio', which currently stands at over 3.5 million plays on Soundcloud and over 4 million video views on YouTube.
Lining up massive hits from Laidback Luke, Martin Garrix and Andhim, the soundtrack to Mysterland's aftermovie alone is enough to get us excited!
Mysteryland, the longest running electronic music festival in the world, drew a record of 90,000 visitors from 60 different countries in August, and featured sets from Alesso, Netsky, Chris Liebing, Jeff Mills and DJ Jazzy Jeff across a whopping 42 stages.
Watch Mysteryland 2015's epic aftermovie below.
We have a special stream to kick start your week, Drum & Bass DJ Netsky will be behind our office decks on Monday 6th July...
From 5-6pm (BST) and streamed live via YouTube, he will mix up a selection of tracks in the 'room of boom' at the back of our office after he plays Wireless Festival this weekend.
Animal Music are a new live drum & bass act from London, currently making waves on the blogs and in the live arena. Fusing the dynamics of a live drum & bass act with songwriting craft, we're tipping them for great things.
Animal Music started out when DJ/producer Penny hooked up with MC Pete Pocket, and they began making tracks and doing DJ/MC shows. Deciding they wanted to be a proper band, they recruited vocalist Tom Sutcliffe and drummer Andy McKenzie and set about getting animalistic.
The notorious Azurara Beach Parties have long presented the epitome of beach summer highlife and provided an unforgettable musical experience in a picturesque, sun-blessed paradise.
For this year’s eleventh edition, Azurara will take on a new format. Spread over two days — 30th and 31st of August — it has a more eclectic and sought-after line-up than ever before.
At the end of last month, the following teaser video appeared online (below). Dramatically and artistically shot, it started off suggesting that some monumental event was going to befall London this summer — like a UFO landing, or something equally epic.