Ok, deep breath. And, exhale. Without a doubt, A State of Trance 900 was one for the books. In fact, the annual Utrecht show is always one for the books. This year’s edition had some incredible story lines.
Perhaps the biggest story line was the debut of “Show Me Love”. Armin van Buuren treated the crowd, and millions of listeners worldwide, to a collaboration with Above and Beyond. Of course, we can’t forget the epic debut of the DJ collaboration, FUTURECODE, from Ben Gold and Omnia.
Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to round up the sets from ASOT 900. Below you’ll find the cant-miss sets from the show. From Armin’s three diverse and incredible sets, to David Asprey’s euphoric ‘Who’s Afraid of 138?!?!’ and more, this year’s ASOT celebration was nothing short of mesmerizing.
Make sure to check out our selection of top sets below. Let us know what you think and happy listening Trance Family.
***READ MORE HERE: Round Up – ASOT 900 Livesets
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By Real EDM — 1 year ago
The holiday season is here, and Groove Cruise is gifting fans 60 mixes in anticipation of their Miami voyage with their inaugural “Chimney Drop”. The sold-out sailing extravaganza sets sail January 26th to the 29th for a 72 hour adventure filled with beach parties, bumping tunes, and great people.
Groove Cruise’s Chimney Drop features some of the biggest names in electronic music, including: Ferry Cortsen, CJ Jeff, Autograf, Thomas Jack, Jody Wisternoff, Bonnie x Clyde, GRUM, Jason Ross, Tim Baresko, Supernova, Secondcity, Billy Kenny, Crocodrills, Adam Auburn and house masters like Green Velvet, Bot, Maximono, Doc Martin and the Desert Hearts crew.
Since its conception in 2004, Groove Cruise has grown into the world’s largest floating dance music festival. A non-stop experience on both the East and West coasts, this oceanic party has all the traditional cruise events you’d expect along with unique experiences and endless dancing.
Re-live Groove Cruise’s 2017 West Coast escapade in preparation for the next cruise with this early Christmas present. You can listen to Groove Cruise’s 2017 “Chimney Drop” below and buy tickets to Groove Cruise here.
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By Real EDM — 10 months ago
As the duo get ready for the festival this Saturday, they shared the aspirations, challenges, and thrills that come with independently organizing a music festival.
Brett Herman and Timothy Monkiewicz are founders of NYC’s vibrant Elements Music & Art Festival. They’re no strangers to throwing dance parties. As part of their event company BangOn!NYC, they take over Brooklyn warehouses, creating new worlds within for celebrations like New Years and Halloween. Immersion is their strong suit. Their events are creatively adorned, illuminated by inventive themes and dazzling art. Of course, Elements is no different.
The festival boasts elementally themed stages, a gorgeous industrial waterfront setting, and immersive tech-inspired art. Not to mention, sets from the likes of Bassnectar, Emancipator, SNBRN and Justin Jay.
With Elements only 2 days away, Brett and Tim are busy getting ready. Though they’re spending up to 14 hours a day on-site, they took time out to answer a few questions for us. The pair shared their inspiration behind bringing immersive art to the festival, explained their philosophy behind artist selection, and relished the excitement of seeing Elements come to life.
EDM.com What exactly is your role in running Elements?
Tim: Being a founder and starting with events of 300 people, I have done every job from wiring speakers to mopping floors at 8am. As we’ve grown I’m trying to focus more on the music and art curation and creation, but often I still get stuck mopping floors!
What’s the most exciting part of putting together an elaborate festival like Elements?
Brett: Having a dream and turning it into reality…the brainstorming sessions where we try and think of new, over-the-top features for our next events are my second favorite part. That is, second only to seeing them come to life!
Let’s flip that now. What’s the most challenging aspect of organizing Elements?
Tim: I find it challenging to always outdo ourselves with something unique and fresh at each new event, which has always been our company mantra. Also being an independent company, it’s pretty challenging to put on huge productions without any major backing.
Brett: Making it look easy.
Elements always boast a stellar, diverse lineup, drawing artists from all across the electronic music spectrum. Can you speak a little bit about how you book artists – what’s the criteria for selection?
Brett: The taste of our team is quite broad; we listen to music from nearly every genre, so we have a wide range of appreciation. An artist has to be a fantastic musician first and foremost, but we also have to pick acts that will resonate with our existing fan base and reach new fans while fitting into a lineup that makes sense with the other acts.
The festival also stands out for a distinct focus on immersive, interactive art. This year seems to continue that trend, with a deeper focus on the integration between technology and art. Quite exciting. What inspired that, and what can attendees expect?
Tim: We feel like it is our duty to bring our fans cutting edge art, especially as we are based in NYC, where we hope to start trends that spread out across the country and world. Also, when it comes to combining art with partying in general, who doesn’t love looking at plinky-weird lights and trippy projections? Attendees can expect to be blown away with what some young of New York’s finest artists are pulling off these days.
What do you think makes Elements stand out as an electronic music festival?
Tim: We started this company nine years ago to make people smile and provoke feelings and responses to cutting edge art and music. We still do this today, and we feel it leaves our attendees with greater memories when it comes time to leave our events.
What’s one of the most memorable moments you’ve had running Elements?
Brett: Walking on hot coals in my underwear. I think it’s the perfect metaphor for event production.
***READ MORE HERE: A Chat With The Founders Of NYC’s Elements Music & Art Festival
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By Real EDM — 3 months ago
Fulfill all of your dark electro pop and electro bass dreams as Kerli takes you into the shadows.
From intro to finish, Kerli brings an exquisite sound that is clearly different from the rest. Available now via Seeking Blue, the Shadow Works LP is a must-listen work. With each track telling its own story, Kerli has a way of keeping you captivated in every one of her songs.
Spending most of her time deep in the forests of Eastern Europe, Kerli has found a way to bring elements of life, nature, and harmony into her work. From “Better” to “Where The Dark Things Are” her tone continuously changes, navigating through her own different emotions and experiences.
On the topic of Shadow Works, Kerli has said:
“Shadow Works is an exploration of my own shadow…It’s a collection of music designed to connect the listener to their own disowned parts and to honor their hidden self. I explore the feelings of victimhood, codependence, lust, guilt, and defeat. There are also frequencies that symbolize the eventual triumph over darkness. The vocal scapes that start, part and end the collection are designed to bring the listener into a meditative state so that Shadow Work can be performed.”
Avant-garde, mystical, and magical are just some of the ways Kerli’s fans describe her music. The unique artist has defied genres and created a sonic world all of her own. As Estonia’s most successful music artist, Kerli has charted Billboard multiple times with her own music, as well as with music she has written for other artists, such as ‘Skyscraper’ for Demi Lovato. Working on electronic tracks such as Illenium‘s “Sound of Walking Away,” Seven Lions‘ “Worlds Apart” and “Keep it Close,” SNBRN‘s “Raindrops” and more, this talented vocalist and producer has been part of many great works of art and will continue to in the future.
Kerli’s “Shadow Works” is available now. Stream it here.
***READ MORE HERE: Kerli Releases Intricate LP, Shadow Works
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