Night Owl – Middlelands Mega Mix – The other night on Night Owl Radio, fans began their journey to Todd Mission, Texas with a special two-hour episode featuring over 50 artists set to perform at the inaugural Middlelandscamping and music festival.
The full show is available online as a free download via Night Owl Radio on iTunes, and streaming via Insomniac’s SoundCloud at 8PM PT. Three-day and single-day tickets to Middlelands are still available at Middlelands.com/tickets.
Daft Punk and The Weeknd became an unstoppable force with “Starboy,” released during the latter half of 2016. The song appealed heavily to their respective fan bases, with The Weeknd bringing his palatable vocals to a versatile, poppy-background forged by the enigmatic, masked French duo.
Their winning single has brought forth yet another achievement for both acts, with its music video officially surpassing the milestone of one billion YouTube views. “Starboy” marks the second time The Weeknd has made it to this benchmark, while this is Daft Punk’s first foray into the exclusive club, joining the likes of Calvin Harris, DJ Snake, and Major Lazer. Prior to hitting one billion views, “Starboy” had found itself at the top of multiple charts, while award shows rushed to book special performances after it established itself as a bona fide hit.
Matthew Koma – ‘Dear Ana‘ Acoustic – Matthew Koma has unveiled an acoustic version of his deeply personal song ‘Dear Ana,’ originally featuring Jai Wolf. The stripped down version is available now on RCA Records. This version of the track is a slow-rolling ballad. Showcasing his songwriting talent, Matthew wrote it last year during the early stages of his recovery from an eating disorder and is an honest portrayal of his struggle and emotions during the recovery process.
Photo by Greg Rybczynski
Jean-Michel Jarre, who currently holds the Guinness World Record for largest concert ever performed, is embarking on his first-ever tour across North America, where he’ll be showcasing new music from his LP, Electronica.
Having made his first Canadian appearance at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, the french trailblazer treated fans with an immersive performance, featuring cutting-edge digital technology, from 3-D projections to a “spy cam”, which provided fans a close up look at Jean’s rig as he performed in real-time. Jarre closed out the show with his signature laser harp to “The Time Machine,” before re-emerging behind the curtain for a 3-song encore, which concluded with “Stardust,” co-written by Armin van Buuren
As Now Toronto eloquently noted, the technologically thrilling show “wasn’t so much a stage as a spaceship, Jarre at the bridge, flanked by two bandmates on live digital drums keeping a marching beat.” Indeed, Jarre’s live show is something that seems out of the distant future, and is an essential experience for any fan of electronic music’s capacity to innovate.
Of the Toronto affair, Jean-Michel Jarre tells Dancing Astronaut:
“The response in Toronto was tremendous. I have never played Canada before so I was so pleased to receive such a warm welcome. I’m looking forward to bringing my ELECTRONICA show to Montreal tonight and America following. If you are a fan of electronic music shows from the music to production I hope you will come check it out.”
With over 40 years of experience as an active composer, Jean-Michel Jarre has yet to show any signs of slowing down, as he continues to put on a display of exceptional showmanship.
Tickets for his Electronica tour can be purchased here.
For the fifth year Splash House will be returning to Palm Springs, bringing a roster full of top notch talent. The events will once again be held at the Saguaro and Riviera hotels, and they will also be introducing the Renaissance Palm Springs as the newest venue.
Splash House incorporates everything you love about Vegas pool parties, but with electronic music geared towards those with a more refined taste. For the June 9-11 event you can look forward to a DJ set from Bonobo, Thomas Jack, Kidnap Kid, Lane 8, Sacha Robotti and so many more. With a lineup curated towards wet and wild summer debauchery, this event will be one for the books. The party doesn’t stop when the sun goes down, after a quick disco nap you can recharge for an epic After Hours at the Air Museum featuring Malaa, Lee Foss, J. Philip and Fritz Carlton.
Once you’ve beat the hangover and healed from the sunburn, you can return once again for the weekend of August 11-13 for the second round. Big Gigantic, Kaytranada, the Desert Hearts Family, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and SNBRN are just a few of the incredible artists being brought in. Not to forget an After Hours with James Murphy and Bob Moses.
A lineup like this speaks for itself, and we expect tickets to go fast after this release. You can still grab them now for the June and August events for $135 General Admission and $40 After Hours. Explore the full lineup below!
Well, now we know why Dillon Francis won’t be appearing at HARD Summer for the first time since 2011… turns out he’s headlining HARD’s annual show at Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater with DJ Mustard, Destructo, AC Slater, Wax Motif and Kittens.
As far as HARD Red Rocks lineups go… this one is just a tad underwhelming. With the past three years featuring lineups like Nero, Dillon Francis, Rudimental, and Dog Blood, Porter Robinson (live), The Glitch Mob and RL Grime, SAVOY, Keys N Krates (2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively), it seems like Gary is counting on Dillon to push most of the ticket sales.
Certainly, you could call Dillon Francis’ appearance in Colorado infrequent, as his last show at Red Rocks was at Dead Rocks in 2015, and he played one Colorado festival last year. So for any Colorado fans who aren’t keen on traveling out of state, this is a major opportunity for them.
Tickets are on sale this Friday.