Mark your calendars, ravers – the beloved Spring Awakening Music Festival will be making its highly anticipated return on June 7, 2019, to June 9, 2019. Trust us, this year’s edition will be bigger and better than ever!
To kick off the exciting eighth consecutive year of the fest’, the hardworking team behind the event has recently announced a truly amazing new location.
For the last three years, Addams/Medill Park was the desired and chosen area in which the festivities would take place, however, due to construction relating to a brand new soccer field and field house, beginning this spring, the fest’ will be taking place at Douglas Park.
The beautiful new location will offer future attendees a much larger space that will include more areas to explore, captivating art installations, and one of a kind experiences. In addition, the venue is located a mere two blocks (walking distance) away from the CTA Pink Line – California stop and will offer more free street parking, compared to the previous location. That’s right, you’ll be spending less time traveling, and more time living it up!
If these new features weren’t enough to entice you to purchase your tickets, perhaps the fact that a brand new Solstice Stage will be revealed in early 2019.
Early bird passes will go on sale on November 13, 2018, here. If you had previously purchased SAMF passes from SeeTickets from 2016-2018, the top secret loyalty code will be emailed to you, and you can grab your tickets as early as November 12, 2018.
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By Real EDM — 3 months ago
Kingdom Hearts III is now available worldwide.
Kingdom Hearts III is officially out and fans of the series are hyped. The 11th game in the Square Enix and Disney franchise is known for its amazing musical composition, and this rendition holds up to the series’ long-running standard. The composer, Yoko Shimomura, has delivered powerful theme songs throughout the game’s history. The last two installments have been under the direction of Japanese pop singer, Hikaru Utada, who wrote and recorded both tracks. This year, she tagged in legendary electronic producer Skrillex (real name Sonny Moore) to deliver the instant hit “Face My Fears.”
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Before the mix, we shot some quick questions at Sofi Tukker and they fired back. Read on for fun insights like their guilty pleasure record, dream B2B partner and favorite festival.
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Sophie: Avril Lavigne
Tucker: Backstreet Boys
THE FIRST TIME YOU BROUGHT YOUR MOM TO ONE OF YOUR SHOWS?
S: Amsterdam Pitch Festival
T: Probably the first show at Baby alright. We were first of three for Tokimonsta.
THE ARTIST WHO INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A MUSICIAN?
GO-TO PLACES FOR NEW MUSIC?
S: Any of Jpatt’s DJ sets in New York
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S: Random Access Memories
T: Our Beats One mix
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S: LP Giobbi. It’s a dream and it’s real life.
A PIECE OF GEAR YOU ALWAYS NEED ON THE ROAD?
T: USB stick
ALL-TIME FAVORITE FESTIVAL?
BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT DANCE MUSIC?
S: That you have to be on drugs to enjoy it.
T: If you don’t get it, you don’t get it. It’s a spiritual thing.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET OUT AND HAVE FUN, AND WHERE DO YOU GO?
S: Every night, all over the world!
T: Literally our shows and after parties are the best parties I’ve ever been to. All over the world.
CITY WITH THE MOST UNDERRATED DANCE SCENE?
S&T: Dallas – It’ll Do Club!
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S&T: The Matriarchy takes over
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR NEW PRODUCERS?
S: If you don’t know what you’re doing, it can be an advantage!
T: Just make what you love and want to hear.
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHO WOULD BE YOUR DREAM COLLABORATOR
S: The original Sophie Tucker
A UNIQUE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE YOU’VE HAD?
S: Going back to Brazil after being away for 4 years and finding it to be as magical I remembered
T: The Dominican Republic.
Interesting stuff. Given Tucker’s desert-island dance record is the duo’s Beats 1 One mix, our level of excitement for it just exploded.
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