Morocco’s Oasis Festival reveals final wave of acts for 2017

OASIS FESTIVAL 2017

Morocco’s Oasis Festival completes the line-up for 2017 with Jackmaster B2B Axel Boman, Joy Orbison B2B Kornél Kovács, Modeselektor and more

14-17 September
The Source, Marrakech, Morocco

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Oasis festival reveals the final wave of acts confirmed for 2017, completing a world-class music line-up bound for luxury music resort The Source in Marrakech from 14-17 September. New additions include back-to-back sessions from Jackmaster B2B Axel Boman and Joy Orbison B2B Kornél Kovács, plus DJ sets from Modeselektor, Tijana T, Driss Skali and more. With acts including Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, Nicolas Jaar, Charlotte de Witte, Solomun, Marcel Dettmann, Dr. Rubinstein, KiNK, Willow and Daniel Avery also on the bill, the festival’s third edition is set to be the biggest to date.

There are not many festivals in the world where you can ride a camel in the desert by day and dance beneath the stars by night, soundtracked by the biggest stars of the electronic music scene. Founded in 2015, Oasis has put North Africa firmly on the map as the must-visit festival destination of the moment. Nestled on the outskirts of the bustling city of Marrakech, the festival continues to showcase the finest international talent, as well as shining the spotlight on the flourishing Moroccan electronic music scene.

The complete line-up and day-by-day schedule are revealed today. This year, for the first time, the festival adds an extra day with an official Opening Party on Thursday 14th September, where Solomun will make his first ever appearance in Morocco! Ibiza’s leading man will be joined by Morocco’s underground ambassador Amine K,  Diynamic mainstay Karmon, and Kenny Glasgow B2B My Favorite Robot.

Day 1 of Oasis festival on Friday 15th September brings headline shows from two of techno’s biggest players, pioneering electronic artist and technological innovator Richie Hawtin and Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann. Hardware maestros KiNK, Karenn and Harvey Sutherland will all perform live, plus there’s back-to-back sessions from the newly-announced Joy Orbison B2B Kornél Kovács and Dolan Bergin B2B Move D. Completing the line-up for Day 1 are Willow, Young Marco , Mike Servito, Jaza, HAAi and Thris Tian.

As revealed today, German electronic duo Modeselektor will make their Oasis debut with a DJ set, co-headlining Saturday 16th September alongside Ellum label founder and Ibiza favourite Maceo Plex. The same day brings techno flavours from Berlin, Brussels, London and Detroit with Shed, Dr. Rubinstein, Charlotte de Witte, Daniel Avery, Call Super and DJ Stingray. Dial regular Pantha du Prince and analog protagonists Agents Of Time will both perform live, plus there’s music from Alex Niggemann b2b Amine K, Chloé B2B Ivan Smagghe, Driss Skali, Fassi and Matt Medved.

On Sunday 17th September, Chilean-American musician Nicolas Jaar will bring his captivating live show to Oasis, plus Glasgow and Stockholm’s finest unite as Jackmaster and Axel Boman join forces for a back-to-back special. Henrik Schwarz & Jesse Rose present their emotive collaborative project Black Rose, Italian multi-instrumentalist Giorgia Angiuli will perform live, plus there’s music from the Moroccan dance scene’s founding father Unes, Detroit selector Marcellus Pittman, rising star Tijana T, eclectic selector Auntie Flo and My Love Is Underground founder Jeremy Underground. Finally, topping off an impressive weekend of music are Anja Schneider, Artunique, Mar1, Matthias Meyer B2B Patlac, Patrice Bäumel and Polyswitch.

Located in between the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean, Oasis Festival can guarantee a gorgeous climate with days lounging by the pool and evenings under the stars. New for 2017 is The Secret Garden, a Wellness lounge complete with open-air yoga and meditation sessions, massage, shaded relaxation areas and a champagne bar. This year, Oasis has also partnered with L-Acoustics —who have provided sound for the Olympics, the FIFA World Cup, and The Hollywood Bowl—to provide the most immersive, crystal-clear listening experience possible, from every point on the dance floor.

Watch the magic from Oasis Festival 2016 in the aftermovie:

Oasis Festival Marrakech. Where the desert meets the dancefloor. Packages (inclusive of hotel and festival wristband) start from €209 EUR + BF. Book your place at theoasisfest.com.

OASIS FESTIVAL 2017
14-17 September
The Source, Marrakech, Morocco
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Thursday 14th September – Opening Party*
Solomun (4 Hour Set)
Amine K, Karmon and Kenny Glasgow B2B My Favorite Robot

Friday 15th September
Marcel Dettmann | Richie Hawtin
Dolan Bergin B2B Move D | HAAi | Harvey Sutherland (live)| Jaza
Joy Orbison B2B Kornél Kovács | Karenn (live) | KiNK (live) | Mike Servito
Thris Tian| Willow | Young Marco

Saturday 16th September
Maceo Plex | Modeselektor (DJ Set)
Agents Of Time (live) | Alex Niggemann b2b Amine K | Call Super | Charlotte de Witte
Chloé B2B Ivan Smagghe  | Daniel Avery | DJ Stingray | Dr. Rubinstein
Driss Skali | Fassi | Matt Medved | Pantha du Prince (live) | Shed

Sunday 17th September
Jackmaster B2B Axel Boman | Nicolas Jaar (live)
Anja Schneider | Artunique | Auntie Flo | Giorgia Angiuli (live)
Henrik Schwarz & Jesse Rose present Black Rose | Jeremy Underground
Mar1 | Marcellus Pittman | Matthias Meyer B2B Patlac | Patrice Bäumel
Polyswitch | Tijana T | Unes

TICKETS
*Opening Party (Thursday) | Tickets from €52 on sale now at theoasisfest.com/tickets/opening
Weekend Pass (Friday – Sunday) | Tickets from €179 at theoasisfest.com/tickets

PACKAGES
Packages (inclusive of hotel and festival wristband) start from €209 EUR + BF.
Book now at theoasisfest.com/packages
Flight packages are also available at theoasisfest.com/travel/flight-packages

ALL ACTS A-Z (new acts in bold)
Agents Of Time (live) | Alex Niggemann b2b Amine K | Amine K | Anja Schneider | Artunique | Auntie Flo | Call Super | Charlotte de Witte | Chloé B2B Ivan Smagghe  | Daniel Avery | DJ Stingray | Driss Skali | Dr. Rubinstein | Fassi | Giorgia Angiuli (live) | HAAi | Harvey Sutherland (live) | Henrik Schwarz & Jesse Rose present Black Rose | Jackmaster B2B Axel Boman | Jaza | Jeremy Underground | Joy Orbison B2B Kornél Kovács | Karenn (live) | Karmon |  Kenny Glasgow B2B My Favorite Robot | KiNK (live) | Maceo Plex | Mar1 | Marcel Dettmann | Marcellus Pittman | Matt Medved | Matthias Meyer B2B Patlac | Mike Servito | Modeselektor (DJ Set) | Move D b2b Dolan Bergin | Nicolas Jaar (live) | Pantha du Prince (live) | Patrice Bäumel | Polyswitch | Richie Hawtin | Shed | Solomun | Thris Tian | Tijana T | Unes | Willow | Young Marco

*Moodymann is cancelled

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Armada Night Radio 165 (Incl. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano Guest Mix)

Armada Night Radio Mix
00:15 Joysticker – How
03:49 King Deco – Read My Lips (NOTD Remix)
06:54 Sultan + Shepard feat. Nadia Ali & IRO – Almost Home
10:21 UNOMAS – Left Lonely
13:01 Wally Lopez – Offline Feeling
16:17 EJ – One More Night
19:35 Julian Jordan – Chinook
22:05 Irdi – After Dawn
25:00 Ashley Wallbridge – Strings
27:46 Blanke – Resistance

Guest Mix by Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
30:01 Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano – The One That Got Away (Mednas Remix)
33:19 Harry Romero – Sex
34:23 Glen Dale – The Mainroom
37:25 Brian Cross feat. Carlinhos Brown – Magalenha
40:14 The Ramos Brothers – Me Provoca
44:18 Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano feat. Kepler – Nobody Told Me

Spotlight: ItaloBros – Phonix EP 
45:54 ItaloBros – Eveny **Spotlight: ItaloBros – Phonix EP**
49:29 ItaloBros – Phonix **Spotlight: ItaloBros – Phonix EP**
53:01 ItaloBros – Slance **Spotlight: ItaloBros – Phonix EP**

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Defected Radio Show: Guest Mix by CamelPhat

On guest mix duties for the second hour is Camelphat, producer of the huge summer anthem ‘Cola’. You will find Camelphat playing the Main Stage at Defected Croatia 2017.

Hifi Sean feat. Crystal Waters – Testify (Sandy Rivera Main Mix) [Defected]
John Julius Knight – Can U Feel It [Blacklist]
Paolo Barbato & Stanny Abram – Do Watcha Do! (A-Side Mix) [Alakazam Recordings]
Studio Apartment feat. Monique Bingham – Flight (Franky Rizardo Remix) [King Street]
Gianni Bini & The Rituals – Shake Your Body [DFTD]
MOST RATED: James Curd feat. Shaun J Wright – Now I Believe [Classic]
Ninetoes – Bonita [Moon Harbour] X Full Intention – Beating Drum (Accapella) [Defected]
PEZNT – Burek [Blacksoul Music]
H.O.G. presents The Groovelines – Got To Dance Disco (Chus & Ceballos Remix) [Paul’s Boutique Records]
NR& – Enemy [Keinemusik]
Joeski – Magic Bubbles [Nervous]
FTLOH: MK feat. Alana – Love Changes (MK Mix) [Defected]
Sonny Fodera feat. Shannon Saunders – To Love (Extended Mix) [Defected]

GUEST MIX: Camelphat

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Junior Sanchez Releases “Back To House” ft. SoShy

After coming forth with ‘You, I & The Music’ as the first single of his forthcoming tribute album called ‘Under The Influence’, Junior Sanchez has upped the ante with the album’s second single. ‘Back To House’ features the vocals of French singer-songwriter SoShy and was released recently on Junior Sanchez’s own label, Brobot Records.

An anthem, a tribute, an instant House classic. Junior Sanchez’s ‘Back To House’ pays homage to the scene’s innovators. Through its old-school House sound and the long list of influencers as summed up near the end of the track, it lets entire generations discover the legends of House culture through a record as timeless as the artists it’s inspired by.

One of the scene’s front-runners, Junior Sanchez can look back on more than twenty years of high-end productions and head-turning collaborations. To date, he has produced and remixed tracks for a smorgasbord of top-tier artists, ranging from Madonna to Daft Punk.

As a DJ, he has performed all over the globe at clubs and festivals across the United States, Asia, Australia and Europe. At the start of this year, Junior Sanchez signed his Brobot Records imprint to Amsterdam-based record label Armada Music, signifying a new chapter in his already illustrious career.

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Kygo announces “Stole the Show” documentary, sophomore album details

Multitalented genre pioneer Kygo has announced a personal documentary “Stole The Show.” The film will be released July 26 via Apple Music and chronicles Kygo’s journey from the early stages of his career to his career-defining performance at Barclays Center in Brooklyn in January 2016.

Featuring testimonials from his manager, Myles Shear, and DJ friends Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, and Bono, the documentary sheds light on the inside life of the world renown Norwegian artist.

“Can’t wait for everyone to see what really goes on behind the scenes!” said the producer in a statement. “It’s exciting showing people the journey that I’ve been on up until this point in my career.”

“Stole the Show” also shows Kygo selling out shows worldwide and tells the story of what life is like in the music industry.  The trailer ends on a quote from Garrix, stating, “He’s so much bigger than EDM. He’s Kygo” while press materials for the doc revealed that fans can expect Kygo’s sophomore album to be out later this year.

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Breaking News : Chester Bennington, Linkin Park Singer, Dead at 41

Chester Bennington performs on stage with Linkin Park at Sleep Train Amphitheatre on September 16, 2014 in Chula Vista, California.Daniel Knighton/FilmMagic

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died of an apparent suicide by hanging Thursday morning, according to AP. Police in Palos Verdes Estates, in Los Angeles County told TMZ that the singer’s body had been discovered just before 9 a.m. The singer was 41. A representative did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

Bennington’s screamed and emotional vocals provided a gritty counterpoint to co-frontman Mike Shinoda’s raps on the group’s nu-metal hits like “In the End” and “One Step Closer.” He sang the poppy melodies on the band’s recent hit “Heavy,” which featured singer Kiiara and reached Number Two on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart and Number 11 on the Top 40. In addition to working with Linkin Park, he also fronted Stone Temple Pilots between 2013 and 2015 and the supergroups Dead by Sunday and Kings of Chaos.

The singer was born March 20th, 1976 in Phoenix, the son of a police officer. He had a rough childhood and was molested and beaten up by an older friend beginning at age seven or eight. “It destroyed my self-confidence,” he told Metal Hammer. “Like most people, I was too afraid to say anything. I didn’t want people to think I was gay or that I was lying. It was a horrible experience.” When he was 11, his parents divorced and he was forced to live with his father. He eventually discovered drugs, taking opium, amphetamines, pot and cocaine, as well as drinking. After a gang broke into a friend’s house where he was getting high and pistol-whipped his friends, he decided to ditch drugs in 1992, though addiction would creep back into his life later. He subsequently moved to L.A., where he auditioned for the band that would become Linkin Park.Bennington was married and had six children from two marriages.

This story is developing and will be updated.

 

Alok Releases Music Video For Smash Hit ‘Never Let Me Go’

alok never let me go official music video

Alok – ‘Never Let Me Go‘ Official Music Video – Released on May 5th 2017, Alok‘s follow up to his globally charting, double platinum hit ‘Hear Me Now,’ ‘Never Let Me Go‘ has been streamed over 40,000,000 times across all platforms. Currently the #1 most Shazamed song in Brasil, AlokBruno Martini and Zeeba have officially released the otherworldly music video for the certified summer hit.

One of the themes addressed in the video is bullying, and how despite immediate differences, acceptance is the key. Hailing from foreign cultures can lead to unique challenges, however home is not defined by a specific place or location, but rather by ones surrounding friends and family.

Sure to see heavy play throughout his sets, fans can catch Alok on the 2nd leg of his summer long European tour, where he will be playing massive festivals from Tomorrowland to Creamfields through the end of August. Keep up to date with the young Brasilian talent via his socials as linked below and look out for new music via Spinnin’very soon!

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Cosmic Gate Announce ‘Materia – Chapter.Two’

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At the beginning of the year, Cosmic Gate released their Materia – Chapter.One album, which was received positively by the dance music world. Coming this September, the trance duo is ready to continue the story with the highly anticipated Materia – Chapter.Two‘.

Nic & Bossi, a.k.a. Cosmic Gate, have been hard at work in the studio the past couple years setting both chapters of Materia into motion. Chapter.One saw the duo collaborate with artists such as Ferry Corstenilan BluestoneAlastor, and saw vocal contributions from the likes of JESEric LumiereJulie Thompson, and Tim White. Taking a look at the track-listing for Chapter.Two, we aree definitely in store for some equally amazing collaborations.

The first single from the album, ‘Tonight‘, has already made a lot of buzz, as it was premiered in Armin van Burren‘s A State of Trance Episode 821. ‘Tonight’ sees the one and only Emma Hewitt on vocals, following up iconic tracks she’s had with Cosmic Gate such as ‘Be Your Sound’ and ‘Coming Home’. Eric Lumiere returns as well, following up smash hits like ‘Falling Back’ & ‘Edge of Life’. We can also expect new collaborations with Chapter.Onestars JES, who will be the vocalist for the title track, and Alastor, which could be another amazing progressive tune to follow up ‘Fight the Feeling’.

As if that wasn’t enough, ‘Materia – Chapter.Two’ will feature collaborations from trance veterans Marcus SchulzArnej, and Super8 & Tab. All of these names on the same album listing is a sure-fire sign that Chapter.Two will be a huge success to continue the stellar discography that Cosmic Gate has made over the years.

‘Materia – Chapter.Two’ is available September 1st of this year, and pre-orders can be made via this link. For the die-hard Cosmic Gate fans, you can grab a limited edition physical album with all sorts of goodies at this link.

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