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Wired Music Week Announces Phase 1 Lineup for 2019 Edition

Wired Music Week will return to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2019.

Amsterdam Dance Event and International Music Summit may see competition from one of the fastest-growing East Asian markets. As Wired Music Week (WMW) approaches their second annual installment, the Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia conference has revealed the Phase 1 artist and speaker lineup.

Malaysian artists like Kuizz and Spuds see considerable representation on WMW’s Phase 1 announcement, as do Australian acts like Dimatik, Adam Sky and Uberjak’d. Among the speakers, Armada Music staff outnumber those of any other organization. A&Rs like Jurrien Romeijn and Thijs Van Gils will hold panel discussions and deliver keynote speeches, as will the Dutch label’s international PR & promotion manager, Justine Servais, and international licensing manager, Marianne Beitler.

WMW’s programming will also include production masterclasses, workshops, demodrop sessions and gear exhibitions as well as after parties throughout the city of Kuala Lumpur. 

Wired Music Week will make Phase 2 and 3 lineup announcements in the months leading up to next year’s edition, which will take place from March 7th-10th of 2019. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the event website.

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The Ultimate Guide on Post-Festival Recovery

After you party like a superhero, it is time to recover like one too!

We’ve all been there. Riding back home from a long festival weekend you think, “Wow, I don’t think I will ever be the same.” Music Festivals can be life changing. You create lifelong memories with old friends and new friends alike, all while realizing you’re only here on this earth for a set amount of time so you need to enjoy every second of it.

Music festivals are a big party. One reason they’re so much fun is because you feel like you can do whatever you want, whenever you want. It’s a whole other world unlike anywhere else. As human beings, we desire freedom, and music festivals provide it. But just like everything else in life, this freedom comes with consequences.

What most festivalgoers don’t realize is that these life-changing events can also be life-changing to your physical and mental health.

Think of other events that occur during the year: holidays, school breaks, birthdays, etc. Yes, they might involve one or two crazy nights out on the town, but rarely are there ever three or four days and nights full of nonstop partying. The day after your friend’s birthday might have you feeling down in the dumps, but chances are you probably aren’t going to permanently damage your mental or physical health.

Festival-goers front row at Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida. 

After four days at a music festival, your mental and physical health can be permanently damaged if certain recovery initiatives aren’t taken. Seldom during that time do you think about the stress that you’re putting on your body, because it’s all in good fun, right?

Yes, it is all in good fun, until you are on the way back home and you begin to feel the after-effects of all the fun you had the past four days. What you don’t realize is that your mind and body are about to go undergo a period of intense recovery.

The come down and side effects of a long festival weekend are inevitable, however, there are ways to help your mind and body get back to normal without causing permanent damage to your mental and physical health. 

Re-balancing Your Brain Chemicals

The morning after the festival ends, there’s a chance your brain seems to have forgotten how to produce serotonin on its own. It takes a few days for the brain to start producing serotonin at its normal levels. During these few days, life can be depressing and difficult to manage.

However, with new scientific findings, you can speed up the process by which the brain returns to normal serotonin production. There are certain foods and supplements you can eat and activities you can participate in directly after the festival in order for your serotonin to return to normal and protect yourself from being permanently damaged. 

Know your brain chemicals

Supplements

There are a few natural supplements that you can take that have been shown to have an effect on serotonin production. These are all natural and can be found at most health food stores. Here are five that you can try:

  • 5-HTP
  • Saffron
  • Folate
  • L-Tryptophan
  • Vitamins B6 & B12

Most of these are chemicals produced naturally inside of our bodies already, so when you consume an extra amount of them, they have been shown to have a greater effect on serotonin production. 

Foods to Eat

There have been plenty of studies that have played around with the idea that if you eat certain foods that are high in tryptophan then you can increase the serotonin production in your brain and eliminate depression. However, scientists have found that the tryptophan has a hard time traveling to the brain after being digested, which renders it useless to serotonin production.

New studies have found that if you pair these high-tryptophan foods with high-carbohydrate foods that spike your insulin levels, you can move a greater amount of the tryptophan to the brain, allowing for a greater effect on the production of serotonin.

Foods that are high in tryptophan:

  • chicken
  • turkey
  • salmon
  • nut butter
  • eggs
  • green peas

Foods that are high in carbohydrates: 

  • pasta
  • sweet potatoes
  • popcorn
  • bread
  • apples
  • blueberries
  • pineapple

When you combine these foods, you have a greater chance of directly affecting your brain’s production of serotonin. An example of a serotonin-boosting meal is Chicken Fettuccine Pasta with a side of Green Peas. Try to include a few of these foods into your diet the week following your return from a music festival. 

Sunlight

There is one major key to replenishing brain chemicals which is seldom talked about but has a significant impact: the amount of sunlight you receive during the day.

Sunlight is a key proponent in the production of chemical neurotransmitters in the brain that deal with happiness. There is a strong correlation between regions with high suicide rates and regions that receive lower amounts of sunlight (such as Alaska or Northern Canada).

When you return home from a long festival weekend, you don’t need to cower in the comfort of your dark room, but get outside rather. At least one or two hours should be spent outside during those recovery days – and you don’t even have to be doing anything; just sitting or standing in the sunlight will suffice. 

Walking in the sunlight for 20-30 minutes has been shown to help re-balance your brain chemicals. 

Rehydrating Your Body

Your body is made up of around 70% water. Water is the medium in which essential vitamins and minerals travel around your body to the parts that need them.

After three to four days of continuous dancing, your body is going to lose a good percentage of its retained water. Even if you are drinking water throughout the festival, odds are it’s not enough. Being dehydrated for long periods of time can cause permanent damage to your kidneys. If your body does not have the fluids it needs, it won’t be able to flush out bodily waste and toxins that are stored in these vital organs. If you don’t re-hydrate yourself completely within a few days of the festival, you will start to feel pain in your kidneys and urine discoloration. 

Drink, drink, and drink some more. You can never have enough water after a festival, or during!

This can all be prevented by drinking plenty of water during and after the festival, more than you think you need. You can never tell how dehydrated your body is, until it is too late. So just remember: water, water, water, and more water. If you don’t, that one day festival hangover will turn into a lifetime of permanent damage. 

Muscle Soreness and Inflammation

During a music festival weekend, you participate in a lot of physical activity. Walking from stage to stage, shuffling to some house, or even headbanging to dubstep are all activities that put a great deal of stress on your muscles. A four-day music festival is similar to a four-day aerobic exercise session. You move for most of the day and get little to no rest.

The day after you return from a long festival weekend, you are likely to experience muscle soreness and pain. This is because your muscle fibers are experiencing small tears, which causes inflammation and soreness in the surrounding area. This is not a bad thing, it just means your body needs to repair itself and become stronger.

This repairing process can take a week or longer, but there are ways that you can accelerate this process in order to get back to your normal daily routine without that constant nagging pain. 

Stretching

One way to alleviate this post-festival soreness is to stretch. Stretching after a music festival will loosen up any tight muscle areas and help alleviate the pain caused from continuous exercise during the long festival weekend. Stretching will aid in eliminating tension in the body, allowing your body to return to its normal state. 

Stretching with a partner provides motivation, support, and is way more fun!

Massaging

Massaging the sore muscles is another great way to alleviate soreness and inflammation. Using a foam roller on the sore muscle areas spreads out the muscle cells and forces the inflammation spots to disperse.

One major problem area people are always complaining about after a festival is their feet. This makes sense because you will walk several miles during the weekend, and dance even more miles than you walk (if dancing was measured in miles). This continuous activity puts a lot of stress on your foot muscles and bones.

One great way to alleviate the soreness from this stress is to buy a roller specifically made for your feet, or even get a foot massaging machine. Along with rest, massaging your feet will allow you to return to your normal life after a festival without it hurting to stand up or walk. 

Rest

Rest is the best way to recover your muscles after a music festival. Just like working out or running, your body needs time to recuperate. If you don’t recuperate correctly, you can cause permanent or long-lasting damage to your body.

When you return home from a festival, you need to participate in as little physical activity as possible. The couch is your best friend in these times. Even when you’re standing, your foot muscles are put under stress and unable to recover as fast as possible. 

To kill two recovery birds with one stone, go outside and lay down. Soak up the sunlight while resting your muscles

Yes, you will have to walk and stand during your day, but the less you do, the faster your muscles are going to recover. Couch time, sleep, and sitting down outside are the three activities that are the best for muscle recovery after a festival. 

Repairing Your Liver

People believe that when they are young, they can party all they want and it will have little to no effect on their health. The youthful mind set is that you can do whatever you want now, because you will eventually settle down, and allow your body to repair itself from your adolescent years.

What most people don’t understand is that these activities can have a permanent effect on your liver.

Certain behaviors can cause damage to your liver cells, leaving some parts of your liver unable to be repaired. In addition, you will have a much higher chance of getting liver disease, or experiencing liver failure.

However, there are ways to help your liver recover after one of these four-day festival weekends. 

Drink lots of water. 

Since you should be drinking tons of water to rehydrate your body anyways, this should not be a problem. Water helps flush out the toxins that affect the liver and allows your body to begin the reparation process. 

Eat leafy green vegetables. 

Adding leafy green vegetables to your diet (such as spinach, kale, or lettuce) will supply several key minerals and nutrients to your liver to aid in regeneration. 

Do not drink alcohol. 

Lay off the alcohol for a couple weeks after you return. This will give your liver a break from any trauma it went through during your crazy four-day festival weekend. 

Do not drink soda. 

Lay off the sugary sodas for a couple weeks if you have a habit of drinking them regularly. Your liver does not process the sugar and additives that are contained in soda which will lead to slower regeneration. 

Take milk thistle. 

Milk thistle contains the active ingredient sylmarin, which has been shown to act as an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant. When taken daily, it is possible milk thistle can improve the health of your liver.

At BassFit.com, we do not mean to discourage you from having fun during a festival. Just be prepared to take the steps to properly recover your body. If you follow this actionable advice, you run less chance of acquiring liver disease or experiencing fatal liver failure. 

Catching Up on Sleep

If you’ve ever been to a music festival, you would know that you only get a few hours of sleep each night. You stay up until 5:00 AM and wake up at 10:00 AM. You could lose up to 12 hours of sleep over the entire weekend.

Sleep is the body’s most powerful recovery method. During sleep, your body slows down its waking processes (breathing/brain activity) and focuses on rebuilding your cells for the next day. When you do not get enough sleep, your body is not able to fully recover for the next day’s activities. After a long weekend, your body is craving this recovery time, and if you don’t give it to your body, it will not perform at its highest levels. 

Make sure to turn off all of the lights when you are preparing to go to sleep, making sure you get the deepest sleep possible

When you return home from the festival, you need to catch up on as much sleep as you can. Sleep on the car ride home, sleep on the plane, catch it wherever you can.

You need to be in bed early enough to where you get at least nine to ten hours of sleep the next few days after you return. This will allow your body to return to its normal sleep patterns and will help out in recovering the damaged cells.

If you want to return to normal bodily/brain functions, you must catch up on your sleep after you return and allow your body to maximize its recovery efforts. 

Conclusion

One thing is key. Do not think that your body is in too good of shape to feel the after-effects of a long festival weekend. You can be the healthiest person on the planet, but a 4-day festival will still take a toll on your body.

To prevent permanent damage to your body, follow the actionable advice I have provided in this article. These are all very simple ways you can help your body recover from all the stress you have put it through over the festival weekend.

The idea of a music festival is to promote happiness, health, and a connection to your surroundings. If you follow the steps mentioned in this article, you will be able to experience this happiness and health for the duration of your time on earth.

If you want to learn more about keeping your body in the best shape for the upcoming festival season, visit www.bassfit.com, where you can find nutrition and training articles related to EDM, as well as workout playlists and mixes to help you achieve your goals. 



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Diplo Makes a Pass at Cardi B Following Her Breakup with Offset

Diplo apparently has eyes for rapper Cardi B.

Diplo is no stranger to social media misadventures, and this time around Cardi B landed in his digital crosshairs. After catching wind of her messy breakup with Offset of Migos, the Mad Decent label head hit on her in no uncertain terms.

The Instagram account @CommentsByCelebs posted a screen shot of the incident. In the image Diplo can be seen commenting “I’m single btw” on an image posted to Cardi B’s Instagram account. 

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Cardi B’s love life has been anything but simple as of late. After she parted ways with Offset, the rapper stormed onstage during her performance at Rolling Loud Los Angeles last weekend – a hip-hop festival at which she was the first-ever female headliner.

Cardi B has not publicly responded to Diplo’s advances at the time of writing.

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Luca Lush Breaks the Mold in Flip of Skrillex and Joyryde's "AGEN WIDA"

Luca Lush’s “AGEN WIDA” flip goes all over the board!

Skrillex and Joyryde had already blended different styles to yield their October single “AGEN WIDA,” but Luca Lush may have done them one better. The DJ/producer achieved an even less likely fusion in his own flip of the track, which he released today for free download.

Whereas the source material combined elements of bass house and breaks, Luca Lush (real name Frederick Jabroniu) opted for a downtempo hip-hop beat at the onset of the arrangement. Near the end of the song the drum pattern transitions into a fast-pace jungle beat in a way that doesn’t come across as forced or unnatural.

The Luca Lush flip of “AGEN WIDA” by Skrillex and Joyryde is available for free download here. Find the official dates of Luca Lush’s Another Life Tour 2019 below:

JAN 24 – NO VACANCY, PORTLAND, OR
JAN 26 – THE FONDA, LOS ANGELES, CA
JAN 31 – FATTY’S BAR, BOISE, ID
FEB 1 – REGENCY, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
FEB 2 – 1UP, RENO, NV
FEB 3 – EOS LOUNGE, SANTA BARBARA, CA
FEB 6 – SOUNDCHECK, WASHINGTON, DC
FEB 8 – LIQUID, MADISON, WI
FEB 9 – THE WINCHESTER, CLEVELAND, OH
FEB 13 – TRISM, COLUMBUS, OH
FEB 14 – THE STACHE, GRAND RAPIDS, MI
FEB 15 – BLUE MOOSE, IOWA CITY, IA
FEB 16 – THE LOFT AT SKYWAY, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
FEB 21 – BETA, DENVER, CO
FEB 22 – MOSAIC, KANSAS CITY, MO
FEB 23 – IDL BALLROOM, TULSA, OK
FEB 28 – GREEN ROOM, FLAGSTAFF, AZ
MAR 1 – AURA, TEMPE, AZ
MAR 7 – FOX THEATER, BOULDER, CO
MAR 8 – THE COMPLEX, SALT LAKE CITY, UT
MAR 9 – EFFEX, ALBUQUERQUE, NM



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The Chainsmokers Team Up With SoulCycle For Special Ride-Concert

The Chainsmokers partnered with none other than SoulCycle to host a very special concert just a few days ago: the “Sound by SoulCycle Ride-Concert“.

Alex Pall and Drew Taggart hopped on some exercise bikes, along with a group of lucky fans (and people really just like exercising). They all biked along to choreography that was tailor-made to a playlist curated by The Chainsmokers themselves.

There was a lot of their own music, of course. They included hits like ‘Young’ and ‘Sick Boy’. The two Non-Chainsmokers songs on there were ‘Hey Pablo’ by Anti Up and ‘Innerbloom (What So Not Remix)’ by RÜFÜS DU SOL.

The class was led by SoulCycle Senior Master Instructor Stacey Griffith. It sounds like a quite a unique experience. It’s the sort of thing that only The Chainsmokers would do. After the class, they all moved over to Wynn’s XS nightclub, where The Chainsmokers hold a residency in Las Vegas. The SoulCycle riders were treated to VIP passes for the show.

This isn’t the first time the duo has done something with SoulCycle. Back in 2014, they uploaded a 15-second video of them “invading” SoulCycle. The following year, the music video for their song ‘Until You Were Gone’ features them on the exercise bikes once again.

The Chainsmokers just released the final song for their album Sick Boy. There’s no telling what they’ll be doing next, but we’re all excited to find out.

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Paul van Dyk's New Album "Music Rescues Me" Speaks Volumes [Interview]

The 14-track LP embodies why music is a personal savior to many.

Recently, the legendary trance DJ Paul van Dyk released his ninth studio album, Music Rescues Me. Not only does it reflect his new world view following a near-fatal accident, but it also shows one of the many reasons why music is so powerful and why we might even listen to it in the first place. 

The 14-track album goes beyond the theme of music as it takes you on a beautifully laid-out trance journey that may just be what you need to get you through some tough times. On the album, van Dyk told EDM.com that the tracklist was somewhat easy to decide on because he wanted it to be like a DJ set. He went on to say, “It’s about a flow that ‘takes you away’ for awhile while you’re listening and puts your mind at ease, or simply ‘rescues you.'”

Delving into Music Rescues Me and its flow, it’s clear that both van Dyk and the artists with whom he collaborated were very passionate and worked hard to make each and every song enough to “rescue” the listener on their own. Take, for example, the very first track, “Amanecer” (which translates to “dawn” in Spanish). It automatically whisks you away from reality with its chilling and magical ambient introduction. 

Next comes the track that came out previous to the album release, “Voyager.” Working with his good friend, Alex M.O.R.P.H., van Dyk said that they share a “mutual understanding” of what each other likes, so they had a general sense of what a collaboration between them would sound like.

“Voyager,” with its mesmerizing melodies and racing bass lines, takes you on a journey all its own. And the idea behind the song actually mirrors that voyage. van Dyk told us that both of them met in different places all of the time on tour, hence the spark to give this song a sense of adventure. 

It may be obvious, but perhaps the best representation of the album’s message is the titular song, “Music Rescues Me.” Right from the get-go the track enthralls you with its sparkling melodies and then later with its warm synths. To top it all off, Plumb‘s blissful vocals blend in perfectly with the song’s uplifting and optimistic motif. With all of the elements, the hope-evoking track accomplishes what van Dyk hopes his fans will take away from this album: “a good time and a smile.”

Music Rescues Me seems to have a straightforward meaning and message, however it actually goes way beyond that. To get a better sense of why this album is so powerful and emotional to both the trance legend himself and his listeners, van Dyk clarifies that the “me” is all of us and that “rescue” isn’t quite “save,” but more “liberate” or “free.” He said, “My greatest aspiration for this release is that people, either now or in years to come listening to Music Rescues Me, will find that one of its tracks elevates, alleviates, opens them up, or takes them out of themselves.”

Van Dyk went on to say: 

“Though it might have been its seed, this new album is not about music bringing one person back from the brink. Its theme reaches beyond that. This is about music’s ability to open us up, to stimulate mental imagery, to unlock or bring back memories. It’s about its often hard-to-fathom capacity to support us, to get us through our tougher or more challenging times, as well as soundtracking the good ones, and making them even better. This, to me, goes beyond the mere ‘inspirational.’ This is something else. That music can ‘unlock’ us, allow us to access emotions and places our mind might not otherwise go to is nothing less than extraordinary. It’s both force and a gift. I feel that’s a big part of what keeps it so magical for me – indeed for all of us. So this album is a celebration of this most mysterious, impalpable and wonderful aspects of music’s nature.”

Whether it’s electronic dance music, pop, rap or rock, any avid music listener can agree that music has saved us in some way or the other. That’s one of the reasons why we keep searching for new songs and discovering olds ones, making music a meaningful part of our lives.

If there’s anything else to take away from Music Rescues Me, it’s that even after almost a thirty year and continuing career, van Dyk is still passionate enough about trance and music in general to create and share it in a way that retains the very essence of why we all are enamored by it. 

“I believe everyone has had moments when music simply changed the way your day’s going and in the bigger picture, music has the ability to influence your life generally,” van Dyk said. “To me, music is an essential and central part of my life and therefore has essentially “rescued me” from the small moments when I’m smiling to the larger scale.”

Continuing from that thought, van Dyk pinpointed when music rescued him. He said, “Probably when I discovered music for myself, when I was about 10 years old. I used to always listen to the radio while doing homework and one time there was suddenly this very different sound. That’s when I realized there is much more to music than the blur of sounds that I was used to, that’s when I realized I wanted to become a musician.”

Listen to Music Rescues Me here and discover for yourself the saving power of music. 

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Insomniac Announces Inaugural Edition of EDC Korea

The Electric Daisy Carnival festival brand continues its East Asian expansion.

After successfully organizing events in six locations throughout the globe, Insomniac has revealed their next power play in the East Asian market. The newest iteration of the Electric Daisy Carnival festival brand will debut in Seoul, South Korea in 2019.

EDC Korea will take place at Seoulland, a theme park that opened in 1988.  “Right now, there’s an energy around dance music in South Korea that inspires us to bring EDC there,” said Insomniac Founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella in a statement. “We have a great venue, an amazing partner, and most importantly, a community that is embracing dance culture in an exciting way,”

Electric Daisy Carnival’s flagship event has taken place annually at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada after relocating from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for its 2011 edition. The brand has since expanded to Mexico, India, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Japan in addition to other U.S. markets. Most recently, EDC Guangdong took place at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Guangdong, China last month.

Insomniac has yet to reveal any information regarding dates, ticket sales, or lineup for EDC Korea at the time of writing.

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Slushii Takes Matters Into His Own Hands, Remixes ‘Baby Shark’

Readers, beware: we’re about to get one of the most viral tunes of the year stuck in your head. Sorry, not sorry. ‘Baby Shark‘ has been transformed into an even catchier rendition – one that we think you’ll actually appreciate.

It came as no surprise that Jauz‘s army of dedicated fans flocked to request a remix from the king of the Shark Squad.

Last month, the American producer vowed that if his tweet reached a seemingly impossible 20,000 retweets, that he would accept the challenge. Although his followers exceeded the goal, the founder and CEO of Bite This hasn’t lived up to his word (yet).

Yes, this is disappointing. However, in a true shark attack fashion, a surprisingly impeccable remix has been released by DJ Swoon. Swoon is none other than Slushii‘s former Soundcloud account.

Poking fun at one of his best buds, the ‘Morphine‘ musician tweeted an epic rendition of the track, ensuring that his BFF knew that he lived up the challenge.

Stream it below!

Susboy – Baby Shark (Jauz Remix) CUT

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Lights All Night to Feature Onsite eSports Gaming Lounge in 2018

The gaming lounge resulted from a partnership with eSports festival brand DreamHack.

Between crossover compilations and celebrity tournaments, it’s no secret that EDM mixes well with eSports. Lights All Night is positioned to capitalize on the overlap of audiences. The Dallas New Years festival’s organizers have announced that its 2018 edition will showcase a gaming lounge in partnership with eSports event brand DreamHack.

The “50-person freeplay zone” will be available to both GA and VIP ticket holders at no additional cost. Among the games available for play will be Fortnite, Rocket League, PUBG, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

The joint effort is the first of its kind for DreamHack, who have been recognized by Guinness World Records for hosting the world’s largest LAN parties. The Swedish company is executing a greater expansion into the Dallas market; the first-ever DreamHack Dallas will take place from May 31st to June 2nd of 2019.

Lights All Night has taken place annually since 2010, making it the longest-running Dallas New Years party geared towards EDM. For its 2018 edition, the festival’s organizers have made additional attempts to invest in the experience. “This only continues to elevate the onsite experience for all festival-goers, and it really will be the cherry on top in making this year the best Lights All Night we have ever created,” said Lights All Night Co-Founder and Executive Producer Scott Osburn of the DreamHack partnership.

The 2018 edition of Lights All Night will return to the Dallas Market Hall on December 28th and 29th. Visit the event website for more information or to purchase tickets, and find each evening’s schedule below.

*FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28*

SUPERNOVA STAGE:

12:45 – 2:00 a.m. Diplo
11:15 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Rezz
10:00 – 11:00 p.m. Sofi Tukker (DJ Set)
8:45 – 9:45 p.m. Kaskade
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Nora En Pure
6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Young Bombs
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Kaskade (Redux Set at Pre-Party)
5:00 p.m. Doors open

INTERGALACTIC STAGE:

12:45 – 2:00 a.m. Jai Wolf
11:45 p.m. – 12:45 a.m. Anti Up
10:30 – 11:30 p.m. Oliver Tree
9:15 – 10:15 p.m. Mr. Carmack
8:15 – 9:15 p.m. 1788-L
7:15 – 8:15 p.m. Quix
6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Madhatter

PLANET PRIME:

12:45 – 2:00 a.m. Charlesthefirst
11:45 p.m. – 12:45 a.m. Digital Ethos
10:45 – 11:45 p.m. Phaseone
9:45 – 10:45 p.m. Chee.
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Nik P B2B (back-to-back) Typo
6:15 – 7:30 p.m. The Lost Boys

GALAXY DISCO:

12:45 – 2:00 a.m. Penthouse Penthouse
11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Lick
9:15 – 10:15 p.m. NPNR
8:15 – 9:15 p.m. Chrs Roze
6:15 – 8:15 p.m. Black Frames

SPACE STATION:

11:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Stetra
9:15 – 11:30 p.m. Milazzo
6:15 – 9:00 p.m. Shree

*SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29*

SUPERNOVA STAGE:

12:45 – 2:00 a.m. Tiësto
11:15 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Excision
10:00 – 11:00 p.m. Gucci Mane
8:45 – 9:45 p.m. Ekali
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Luca Lush
6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Carlyle
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Ekali (House Set at Pre-Party)
5:00 p.m. Doors open

INTERGALACTIC STAGE:

12:45 – 2:00 a.m. What So Not
11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Shiba San
10:15 – 11:15 p.m. Eprom B2B (back-to-back) Bleep Bloop
9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Funtcase
7:45 – 8:45 p.m. Tynan B2B (back-to-back) G-Rex
6:15 – 7:30 p.m. He$h

PLANET PRIME:

12:45 – 2:00 a.m. Hotel Garuda
11:45 p.m. – 12:45 a.m. Josh Pan
10:45 – 11:45 p.m. Pat Lok
9:45 – 10:45 p.m. Chuurch
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Carlyle & Company (feat. special guests)
6:15 – 7:30 p.m. Caligula

GALAXY DISCO:

12:45 – 2:00 a.m. Grensta
11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Krewx
10:30 – 11:30 p.m. Oxigenate
9:30 – 10:30 p.m. Grime Tribe
7:45 – 9:30 p.m. Saratonin



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EDMTunes Checks Out the Official NINJAWERKS Release Party

EDMTunes Checks Out The Official NINJAWERKS Release Party

If you’re a fan of Fortnite, or just video games in general, you may have heard of Ninja by now. The man has amassed millions of followers on Twitch, and has managed to do some good with his following as well. He recently teamed up with everyone’s favorite marshmallow, Marshmello, to win a high-stakes Fortnite tournament. Through their win, the duo secured over $3 million for charity. If this is not good vibes, I’m not sure what is.

Through video gaming, Ninja, whose real name is Tyler Blevins, seems to be unstoppable. He’s done it all from coaching stars such as Drake, to being the first professional eSports player to be featured on the cover of ESPN The MagazineNow, he is smashing another boundary, this time, music.

NINJAWERKS Release Party

Earlier this month, EDMTunes had the pleasure of being present for the official NinjaWerks release party. The event saw Hip-Hop Artist Lil Yachty, DJ/ Producer Justin Caruso & as well as The DJ/Producer Duo Lost Kings join Ninja’s Live Stream To Close Out Capitol Music Group’s Creativity And Innovation Marathon, which was called “Capitol Royale”.

Photo Courtesy Of: Amber Sterling

The streaming event was followed by an after party featuring DJ sets from ZAXXCRAYJustin CarusoTycho, GTA & 3LAU. The event was setup to create hype for Ninjawerks Volume 1, which had already seen releases from 3LAUTycho, and even Alesso.

Photo Courtesy Of: Micheal Lopez

The second wave of releases saw artists such as Nero, Kaskade, & Dillon Francis join the fray. The third and final wave saw everyone from Ducky, to Arty, and even Tiesto join the mix. Ninjawerks Volume 1 was released on December 14 via Astralwerks.

Photo Courtesy Of: Amber Sterling

It will be interesting to see where things go from here, as the worlds of both Video Gaming & Dance Music have now joined. Only time will tell if a Volume 2 will ever be released, but until then, Ninjawerks Volume 1 is out now, and can be streamed below.

Ninjawerks Vol. 1 | STREAM

 

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Alleged Toronto Area Sex Offender "Frequented the Rave Party Scene"

43-year-old Christopher Pulleyn has been charged with 13 counts of child sex abuse.

Trigger Warning: Child sex abuse

A man living in Toronto-adjacent Mississauga, Ontario has been arrested by local authorities on charges of sexual misconduct involving children. Christopher Pulleyn, 43, “frequented the rave party scene and may have had contact with people across the province of Ontario,” according to the Toronto Police Service.

As reported by CP24, Pulleyn allegedly abused numerous children between 2010-2013. The 13 charges filed against him include four counts of sexual assault, four counts of sexual interference, and two counts of invitation to sexual touching. In addition to taking pornographic images of children, he has been accused of making pornographic images available to children as well.

Christopher Pulleyn, 43, of Mississauga, Ontario. Source: Toronto Police Service.

Pulleyn was one of 122 arrests made in connection with a child porn investigation conducted by local authorities, according to the Toronto Sun. Of the accused, only one was female: 23-year-old Ashley Raymer of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Toronto Police Services have yet to disclose which EDM events Christopher Pulleyn had attended or clarify any additional details of his offenses at the time of writing.

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Man Who Used Raves To Sexually Abuse Minors Has Been Caught

christopher pulleyn

Canadian police have caught Christopher Pulleyn. He is the 43-year-old pedophile who was reportedly using raves to target young concertgoers. According to the Toronto Sun, he is accused of sexually abusing children over a period of several years.

Police arrested him back in November thanks to a search warrant from the Child Exploitation Section. Pulleyn’s first court date was December 6th. They charged him with multiple crimes. Two counts of sexual touching. Four counts of sexual assault. Four counts of sexual interference. As well as one count of making sexually explicit material available to a child. One count of making child pornography. And last but certainly not least, one count of making available child pornography.

He frequently attended raves and other EDM events. There, he allegedly preyed on young intoxicated fans. Canadian police believe that he sexually abused countless children from 2010-2013. There is no way to know how many victims he had.

Thankfully, at least one awful person is no longer able to hurt people. But he is certainly not the only one out there.

It’s very important to look out for each other out there. Especially our younger friends and fans. No one should be subjected to this sort of thing. If you see anything happen, or if you feel uncomfortable about a situation, let someone know.

Safety is important.

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