Otto Orlandi Oddest Goddess
Otto Orlandi Oddest Goddess is our future bass track of the month for June 2018. Oddest Goddess is a collaboration with The Chordz and features the vocals of Ayah Marar. Recorded and released on O Music Recordings and Sony Music Entertainment on May 18, 2018.
Oddest Goddess has a smooth and magnificent groove. It is a successful fusion of electro, trap, and pop. The melodic softness tempers Ayah’s strong vocals. Electro house makes up the energetic drop.
The Italian DJ Producer Ottavio (Otto) Orlandi has a degree in sound design from Como, Italy’s Music Academy. Otto is best known for his collaborations with Thomas Newson and Melanie Fontana on ‘Bells At Midnight’ and ManyFew and Melanie Fontana on ‘Don’t Miss You.’ ‘Don’t Miss You’ peaked on iTunes Italy at number seven and streamed 2.6 million times on Spotify. Titans of the industry Hardwell, Nicky Romero, W&W, Blasterjaxx, and Don Diablo have incorporated Otto’s music in either their DJ sets or radio shows.
Ayah Marar, also known as the Queen of Bass is a Jordanian singer, songwriter, performer, radio show host and label owner based full-time in the UK. She has recorded tracks with the likes of Calvin Harris, DJ Fresh, Camo & Krooked, Bassline Smith, Dilemn, and Jack Peñate.
Will Crockford Chasing Cities
Her voice is delicate but confident, and it fits the theme of this song perfectly.
The inspiration for this song came from Rosie’s difficulties of living in a big city, separated from her love. She spent the Summer of 2017 living in Nashville, Tennessee. Will wanted to create a melody appropriately emotional enough to convey that message.
One interesting tidbit is that they created this track in pieces. Will and Rosie were never together. She sent him an acapella of the first verse. Will wrote the instrumental around the acapella verse. Rosie took Will’s version and re-recorded a full release in acapella with harmonies and adlibs.
Will took the pieces provided by Rosie and assembled them into the final version. Will painstakingly worked to bring the vocals into the sound he wanted. Though it was Rosie’s song, she allowed Will carte blanche to be creative.
Will said of working with Rosie,
She’s such a talented artist, and her voice is so unique that when it came time to put it together, it all flowed very easily.
BPM Festival Portugal 2018
BPM Festival Portugal 2018 returns to the stunning southern Algarve coastal municipalities of Portimao and Lagoa. The dates are September 20 to 23. Last year’s inaugural event saw over 180 of the world’s top DJs and most significant up and comers in underground dance music. Registration is now open for Super Early-Bird Festival Passes via The BPM Festival website.
The 2017 debut Portugal edition hosted fans from over ninety countries. They partied at seven distinct venues alongside the beach and city centers for four days and nights with no sleep and little rest. Prominent record label showcases included All Day I Dream, elrow, Paradise, Stereo Productions, Warung, Vatos Locos, and The BPM Festival’s signature all-star events, YA’AH MUUL and This Is The End. The festival defended its global reputation as the preeminent festival for lovers of quality house and techno.
True believers and newcomers made the pilgrimage to the southern Algarve region in 2017. They enjoyed the music of top house and techno artists as Apollonia, Carl Craig, Danny Tenaglia, Dubfire, Ida Engberg, Jamie Jones, Lee Burridge, Loco Dice, Nastia, Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler, and many more. The BPM Festival Portugal 2018 will once again be the perfect way to celebrate the end of the European summer festival season.
Highlighting the Algarve’s striking cliffside blue water, gold sand beaches and all the unforgettable moments on the dancefloor, fans and artists can now watch the official The BPM Festival: Portugal 2017 ‘Thank You’ Video. Select live sets from the festival are also available for streaming on The BPM Festival’s SoundCloud playlist and on BE-AT.TV.
For photos and information about The BPM Festival Portugal 2018 and more, stay connected on social media for upcoming news and announcements.
Phase 1 Artist Lineup
(in alphabetical order)
ANIMAL & ME (LIVE)
CHUS & CEBALLOS
CONTI & LEO
LAUREN LO SUNG
LEO POL (LIVE)
NO REGULAR PLAY (LIVE)
THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS
WOLF + LAMB
Phase 2 Artist Lineup
(in alphabetical order)
JAMIE LIE A KWIE
MR. G (LIVE)
The BPM Festival is an annual electronic music festival, founded in 2008 by Craig Pettigrew and Phillip Pulitano. For ten years, the celebration was held in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico in January over ten days and nights featuring over 400 underground house and techno artists and drawing an annual crowd of 70,000+ attendees.
In September 2017, The BPM Festival made its European debut in two beautiful coastal towns Portimao and Lagoa in the Algarve region of Portugal over four days and nights. BPM, which stands for ‘Bartenders, Promoters, Musicians.’ Initially conceived as a post-New Year’s gathering of industry professionals, it has grown to a global collection of DJs, producers, revelers and industry professionals. The gathering is a must for any music lover with a taste for quality underground dance music.
As The BPM Festival moves into its 11th year, the festival is excited to bring their signature event YA’AH MUUL to Warung Beach Club Brazil in January 2018. They debut in the Middle East with a three-month residency at BASE Nightclub in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates starting in February 2018. In September 2018, The BPM Festival will once again return to Portugal’s sunny Algarve coast. As the globally renowned festival expands to new regions, The BPM Festival continues to cater to discerning lovers of dance music from around the world.
In 2013, The BPM Festival won ‘International Festival’ from the DJ Awards in Ibiza. In 2016, International Dance Music Awards nominated The BPM Festival for ‘Best Music Event’ for the third year in a row. Electronic Music Awards & Foundation nominated it ‘Festival of the Year’ in 2016. Also, The BPM Festival won ‘Best Festival’ in the EMPO Awards in 2015 with a nomination in 2016. In 2018, Iberian Festival Awards nominated it in three categories: Best Major Festival, Best New Festival, and Best Lineup.
Tomorrowland Winter 2019
Tomorrowland Winter 2019 occurs from Wednesday, March 13 to Friday, March 15. Experience Tomorrowland in an entirely new surrounding and during the most magical season of the year, Winter. Discover the beautiful mountains and village of Alpe d’Huez, France, where only the visitors to Tomorrowland will have access.
Unite with 30,000 People of Tomorrow from all over the world at an altitude of more than 2,000 meters, guided by the Tomorrowland magic.
Live Today, Love Tomorrow, Unite Forever
Even though the official dates are March 13 to March 15, there are two unique multi-day packages to choose from. The first is the Mysterious Seven Days Package. The Mysterious begins on March 9 and goes on sale on September 8, 2018. The price starts at 825 euros per person and includes the following:
- Eight days/7 nights lodging (Arrival on March 9 – Departure on March 16)
- Tomorrowland Festival Entrance (March 13 – 14 – 15)
- Access to The Gathering (March 12)
- 7-day lift & ski pass
- Tomorrowland Winter Bracelet and Treasure Case shipment to your home
- City tax, service fee, and payment cost
The second package is the Fascinating Four Days Package. The Fascinating begins on March 12 and goes on sale on September 15, 2018. The price starts at 685 euros per person and includes the following:
- Five days/4 nights lodging (arrival on March 12 – departure on March 16)
- Tomorrowland Festival Entrance (March 13 – 14 – 15)
- Access to The Gathering (March 12)
- 4-day lift & ski pass
- Tomorrowland Winter Bracelet and Treasure Case shipment to your home
- City tax, service fee, and payment cost
If you missed your opportunity to get passes to Tomorrowland 2018 Belgium, this is your chance to experience Tomorrowland in a new environment.
Register your Tomorrowland account and stay up to date.
Tomorrowland 2018 De Schorre in Boom, Belgium announced nine phases of artists so far. The most prominent electronic music festival in the world takes place on two weekends. The first weekend is Friday, July 20th, 2018, to Sunday, July 22nd, 2018. The second weekend is Friday, July 27th, 2018, to Sunday, July 29th, 2018. This year’s themes is, ‘The Story of Planaxis,’ described as
On 20-22 and 27-29 July 2018, the holy grounds of Tomorrowland will be transformed into a magical gathering. A magical tale is about to unveil… Be part of this fascinating new adventure and discover a magnificent new world ‘The Story of Planaxis’
The official Tomorrowland website has tickets and travel partner information. However, Billboard magazine posted that the festival sold out in the first hour of release. If you want tickets, you will most likely find them on the secondary market.
&ME vs. Rampa, Armin van Buuren, Axwell^Ingrosso, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettman, Camelphat, Charlotte De Witte, Claptone, Da Tweekaz, Hardwell, Kolsch, Netsky, Partyraiser, Patrice Baumel, REZZ, RL Grime, Solomun, Stephan Bodzin and Sven Vath.
Alesso, Alison Wonderland, Andhim, Ben Nicky, Coone, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Eric Prydz, French Montana, Jamie Jones, Kayzo, Mark with A K, Martin Solveig, Recondite, Richie Hawtin, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tale Of Us, Vini Vici and Yellow Claw.
Alan Fitzpatrick, Aly & Fila, Carl Cox, Cherry Moon Traxx, Infected Mushroom, Kungs, Lost Frequencies, Martin Garrix, Mind Against, Nico Morano, Paul Kalkbrenner, Paul van Dyk, San Holo, Sandy Warez vs. Goetia, Sean Tyas, Slander, Solardo, and Wildstylez.
Above & Beyond, Adam Beyer, Fatboy Slim, Gunz For Hire, Korsakoff, Len Faki, Luciano, Maceo Plex, Mambo Brothers, Markus Schulz, Neophyte, Nina Kraviz, Oliver Heldens, Paul Oakenfold, Sam Paganini, Simon Patterson, W&W and YVES V.
Alle Farben, Andrew Rayel, Astrix, Bonzai All-Stars, Claude VonStroke, Dave Clarke, DVS1, Jax Jones, Klingande, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Nicky Romero, Paco Osuna, Paul Elstak, Sasha, Seven Lions, Technoboy, The Magician, and Tiesto.
Andrea Oliva, Boris Brejcha, Cold Blue, Cosmic Gate, D.O.D, DJ Marky, Don Diablo, Fedde Le Grand, Ferry Corsten, Friction, Jauz, Joris Voorn, Mele, NGHTMRE, Robin Schulz, Steve Angello, Timmy Trumpet, and Vaal.
Ace Ventura, Andrew Bayer, Anna Lunoe, B-Front, Dense & Pika, Disciples, DJ The Prophet, Edu Imbernon, Hernan Cattaneo, Ida Engberg, Johan Gielen, Jonas Blue, Kiasmos DJ, Krewella, Matthias Tanzmann, Mattn, Miss K8 and Zatox.
2MANYDJs, Armand van Helden, Bedouin, Curtis Alto, Dua Lipa, Henri PFR, Lil Pump, NERVO, Nora En Pure, Pan-Pot, Rødhåd B2B Âme DJ, Roger Sanchez, Sam Feldt (LIVE), Slushii, Steve Aoki, Sub Zero Project, Todd Terry, and Underworld.
Afrojack, Alan Walker, Benny Benassi, Blasterjaxx, Chuckie, Craig David (Presents TS5), Duke Dumont, Erick Morillo, Galantis, Gui Boratto, Idris Elba, Nicole Moudaber, Ookay, Quintino, Ricardo Villalobos, Salvatore Ganacci, Tujamo, and Ummet Ozcan.
Alpha 9, Alok, Bassjackers, Coely, Danny Avila, David Guetta, Dixon, Ilan Bluestone, John O’Callaghan, KSHMR, Laidback Luke, Monika Kruse, Multiples: Speedy J | Surgeon, Otto Knows, Pendulum (DJ Set), Sigala, Tchami x Malaa No Redemption, Tiga, Virgil Abloh, and Virtual Self.
The schedule for the following stages as of April 23 thus far:
Garden of Madness
Anjunabeats (Weekend 1 : Friday July 20th) : Above & Beyond, Amy Wiles, Andrew Bayer, Gabriel & Dresden, Genix & Sunny Lax, Grum, Ilan Bluestone, Jason Ross, Oliver Smith, Spencer Brown, Tinlicker.
Diynamic (Weekend 1 : Saturday July 21st) : Adriatique, DKA Live, HOSH, Karmon, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Lehar, Magdalena, Solomun.
Ants (Weekend 1 : Sunday July 22nd) : Andrea Oliva, Camelphat, Francisco Allendes, Goldfox, Kolsch, Nukov & Yelmet, Solardo, WAff.
Sexy By Nature (Weekend 2 : Friday July 27th) : Bruno Martini, Burak Yeter, Cedric Gervais, DJ Licious, Double Pleasure, Fedde Le Grand, Laidback Luke, Sam Feldt Live, Sander van Doorn, Siege, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano.
Garden of Madness (Weekend 2 : Saturday July 28th) : Amare, Capoon Live, Hunter/Game, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Mind Against, Recondite Live, Tale Of Us, Vaal.
Ants (Weekend 2 : Sunday July 29th) : Andhim, Andrea Oliva, Anotr, Bollen & Fichtner, Iris Menza, Joris Voorn, Matthias, Tanzmann.
The Rose Garden
Monstercat (Weekend 1 : Friday July 20th) : Dion Timmer, Grant, Kayzo, Lowriderz, Myrne, Nghtmre, Ookay, Pegboard Nerds, Rezz, Seven Lions, Slander, Tokyo Machine.
Bonzai (Weekend 1 : Saturday July 21st) : Airwave, Bonzai All Stars, Bountyhunter, DJ Fire, DJ Ghost, Franky Jones, Franky Kloeck, Jan Vervloet, Oliver Lieb, Yves Deruyter. Hosted by Mc Pyro & Mc Reign.
Robin Schulz & Friends (Weekend 1 : Sunday July 22nd) : Alle Farben, Cheat Codes, Deepend, Feder, Hugel, Klingande, Lovra, Plastik Funk, Robin Schulz, Sylvain Armand.
Netsky & Friends (Weekend 2 : Friday July 27th) : Alison Wonderland, Codeko, DJ Marky feat Mc GQ, Holy Goof, Jauz, Netsky DJ set & Script Mc, Ookay, Qrion, San Holo.
Bonzai (Weekend 2 : Saturday July 28th) : Airwave, Bonzai All Stars, Bountyhunter, DJ Jan, DJ Ghost, Franky Jones, Franky Kloeck, Jan Vervloet, Oliver Lieb, Yves Deruyter. Hosted by Mc Pyro & Mc Reign.
Spinnin Sessions (Weekend 2 : Sunday July 29th) : Blasterjaxx, Carta, Curbi, Jay Hardway, Kriss Kross Amsterdam, Lucas & Steve, Lvndscape, Mike Williams, Special Guest, Trobi Tujamo.
Cafeina (Weekend 1 : Friday July 20th) : Alec + Phill Da Cuhna, b2b Soundsystem & Delafino, Bastin, Cemode & Philip, Disco Dasco, Edu Imbernon, Mambo Brothers, Mr Grammy & Dj Licious, Roma, Sam Divine.
Trance Classics (Weekend 1 : Saturday July 21st) : Fred Baker, Jochen Miller, Johan Gielen, Marcel Woods, Mark Sherry, Menno De Jong, Rank 1, Scott Bond, Talla 2XLC, Ton T.B ( Three Drives). Hosted by Mc Gunner.
Thunderdome (Weekend 1 : Sunday July 22nd) : Buzz Fuzz, Kristof, N-Vitral, Neophyte, Noize Suppressor, Nosferatu, Panic, Promo, Rob & Mc Joe, Tommyknocker, Unexist. Hosted by Mc Da Mouth of Madness.
Anjunadeep (Weekend 2 : Friday July 27th) : 16 Bit Lolitas, Ben Bohmer, Compuphonic, Eli & Fur, Jody Wisternoff & James Grant, Lane 8, Luttrell, Secret Guest.
Future Sound of Egypt (Weekend 2 : Saturday July 28th) : A&Z vs Omar Sherif, Ahmed Romel, Alessandra Roncone, Aly & Fila, Ciaran Mcauley, Gold Blue, Ferry Corsten, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Hazem Beltagui, Paul Thomas, Stoneface & Terminal.
Ketaloco (Weekend 2 : Sunday July 29th) : Caspar, Don Carbon, Gui Boratto, Hernan Cattaneo, Kagge & Bowen, Nico Morano.
Tomorrowland organizers released the lineups for the following stages on April 24.
Drumcode (Weekend 1 : Friday July 20th) : Adam Beyer, Ben Klock, Dense & Pika, Enrico Sangiuliano, Ida Engberg, Michael Thoelen, Richie Hawtin, Sam Paganini.
Q-Dance (Weekend 1 : Saturday July 21st) : Atmozfears, Audiotricz, Brennan Heart, Da Tweekaz, Demi Kanon, Korsakoff, Ran-D, Sound Rush, Sub Zero Project, Unsenses, Wildstylez, Zatox. Hosted by Mc Villain.
Fuse & Dave Clarke (Weekend 1 : Sunday July 22nd) : Dave Clarke, Downside, Len Faki, Marcel Dettmann, Mind Against, Pan Pot, Pierre.
Pryda Arena (Weekend 2 : Friday July 27th) : Adam Beyer, Broux, Cristoph, Dubfire, Eric Prydz, Sasha.
Q-Dance (Weekend 2 : Saturday July 28th) : B-Front, Bass Modulators, Code Black, Frequencerz, Mandy & Adrenalize, Mark with A.K & Mc Chucky, Noisecontrollers, Partyraiser, Psyko Punkz, Ransom, Refuzion, Wasted Penguinz. Hosted by Mc Villain.
Atmoshpere (Weekend 2 : Sunday July 29th) : Boris Brejcha, Fred Hush vs Nakadia, Len Faki, Nina Kraviz, Richie Hawtin, Rob Hes, Sven Vath.
Forma.T x Ed Banger (Weekend 1 : Friday July 20th) : Boston Bun, Breakbot & Irfane, Busy P, Cyrk Live, DC Salas, Myd, Surfing Leons.
Glitterbox (Weekend 1 : Saturday July 21st) : FCL feat Lady Linn, Purple Disco Machine, Roger Sanchez, Sheridan, Simon Dunmore, The Shapeshifters, Todd Terry.
Loudness (Weekend 1 : Sunday July 22nd) : B-Front, Bass Chaserz, Clockartz, D-Sturb, Deetox, E-Force, Myst, Phuture Noize, Requiem, Warface. Hosted by Mc Noiz.
Onraad (Weekend 2 : Friday July 27th) : Arkline, Dave Brody, Double U Jay, Gary Beck, Himperson, Marcel Fengler, Oscar Mulero, TWR72.
Star Warz (Weekend 2 : Saturday July 28th) : Cedex & Higher Underground feat 3XB, Doctrine, ED:IT b2b Pola & Bryson, Fourward, Friction & Linguistics, Icicle b2b Ulterior Motive, M&T feat Mc Seko, One87 feat Mc Mush, Pamb & Harsh feat Mc Swift, S.P.Y, Svb. Hosted by Mc AD & Mc Lowqui.
Footworkxx (Weekend 2 : Sunday July 29th) : Blaster vs Richie Gee, D-Fence, Detest vs Edub, Dr.Peacock, Hatred vs The Punisher, Miss K8, Sandy Warez vs Goetia, Se12ure, Tymon Live, Vandal, Warface.
The Rave Cave
Winterclubbing (Weekend 1 : Friday July 20th) : 5napback b2b Freaquency, Bram Delux, Deve & Matizz, Dimitri Wouterz, DJ Luk, Double-U feat Eugene, Foncky Time, Funk D, Partyshakerz, Structure, Winterclubbing All Stars.
Woody Weekend (Weekend 1 : Saturday July 21st) : Basement Sounds, Bouncing Rhytms, Greg Lamore vs Jay Lee Hudson, Jackless & The Fox, Many Moore, Maximo, ORB, QUE 9, Samyn, Seelen, Thim, Wezlee.
Crystal Events (Weekend 1 : Sunday July 22nd) : Arno Stolz, Deuxfwa, Himperson, Karl, Monta, Soulcity, That’s Who, White Noise.
Krankenhaus (Weekend 2 : Friday July 27th) : Bafana, Bjeor, Goldfox, Jensen, Jp Enfant, Karawane, Kimman, Krankenhaus Selektion.
Sirkus (Weekend 2 : Saturday July 28th) : Adeline, Arado, Federico Grazzini, Nukov & Yelmet, Reus & Cekes, Simon Dobbs & Benji, Tolstoi and Andsan.
Coincidence (Weekend 2 : Sunday July 29th) : Amekmar, Psytox, Rupert Harvey & JLN, Seba Lecompte, Stranger, Tom Hades, Trixy, Twan.
Tomorrowland organizers announced that more artists are forthcoming. Watch the Tomorrowland 2017 after official after movie if you still need convincing.
If you missed your opportunity to get passes, Tomorrowland announced the inaugural Tomorrowland Winter 2019.
EDM Singer Songwriter Betsie Larkin
EDM Singer Songwriter Betsie Larkin has given fans a stunning collection of original music. Born Elizabeth Anne Larkin, Betsie is well known for her uplifting vocals and lyrics. She is not merely a collaborator she is also a solo artist and entrepreneur.
Betsie released tracks with the titans of trance, and progressive, which include the following
Armin van Buuren, ‘Safe Inside You’ and ‘Again.’
Paul van Dyk, ‘Love Is.’
Ferry Corsten ‘Made of Love,’ ‘Not Coming Down,’ ‘Stars,’ and ‘Feel You.’
ATB ‘A New Day.’
Gabriel & Dresden ‘Play It Back.’
Andy Moor ‘Love Again’ and ‘Not Afraid.’
Mark Sixma ‘Invincible.’
John O’Callaghan ‘Save This Moment’ and ‘The Dream.’
Solarstone ‘Breathe You In.’
Dennis Sheperd ‘Let It Rain.’
Bobina ‘You Belong To Me’ and ‘No Substitute For You.’
Giuseppe Ottaviani ‘Toys.’
Super8 & Tab ‘All We Have Is Now.’
JD and Sydney Blu ‘Nightlight.’
Sied van Riel ‘The Offering.’
The remixes of Betsie’s collaborations are more numerous than the originals. The remixers include Maor Levi, Tom Fall, Andrew Rayel, Roger Shah, Tenishia, Sean Tyas, Ferry Corsten, Daniel Wanrooy, Ken Loi, George Acosta, Lange, Serhio Vargas, Gareth Emery, Dash Berlin, and Joseph Areas. This list is by no means exhaustive either.
Betsie’s collaborations lead to a DJ and Productions career. She has an hour long mix show called Larke Radio on Digitally Imported, Music Choice, iTunes, and Soundcloud. Her DJ debut occurred at San Francisco’s Pure Lounge. She performed all over the world at clubs and festivals on the continents of the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
Betsie’s career began at Boston University while earning her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. She wrote songs in a rock band in Boston, as well as with songwriters in Los Angeles and New York. One of her original demos fell into the hands of Alan Stewart, who was Ferry Corsten’s manager. He, in turn, shared it with Ferry, which leads to their subsequent collaborations. Betsie credits Ferry with her entry into dance music. Their track ‘Made of Love’ soared to the Top 40 pop charts in Europe.
Betsie released her first DJ album, ‘Angels, Humans & Robots, Vol. 1’ in February 2016 on the label, Magik Muzik. ‘Angels, Humans & Robots’ presents her work in mix comp form, adding a whole new perspective to an artistic experience the likes of which only Betsie can bring.
The grass can’t grow under Betsie’s feet. Not only does she have an incredible career in dance music, but she is also an entrepreneur as well. She launched ‘Honeylove’ in 2015, an apparel company for busy women on the go in need of beautiful garments that perform.
UK Bad Boy of Dance Ben Nicky
UK bad boy of dance Ben Nicky is a DJ and producer from Weston-Super-Mare, Bristol, United Kingdom. Born Benjamin Nikki Reginald Wederell, Armin van Buuren nicknamed him,
the bad boy of dance.
Ben is without a doubt the standout on the global trance scene. He catapulted himself into the limelight to transcend the genre. Not only is Ben talented behind the decks and in the studio, but also has a formidable digital media prowess. Consequently, he made his mark by outselling his peers to become one of the most sought-after artists on the globe.
Ben’s success lies in his adoring fanbase. His fans are young, excitable and full of energy. When he arrives in their cities, they flock to his shows. Consequently, his shows sell out worldwide from the UK to Argentina, Asia to Australia, and the United States. The fans are the reason he has catapulted past his contemporaries.
We alluded to Ben’s digital presence. His viral videos from these encapsulating performances rack up millions of views online. They are shared across all social media platforms so that he is ever present on your timeline.
Ben’s well-constructed DJ sets keep his audience locked in. He fuses classics with current drops in his unique ‘Headf**k mashups. He adds twists and turns in his musical journey, but also making it very dancefloor friendly. As a result, he appeals to the masses turning each set into a unique audio experience. Hailing from the trance scene, Ben is never content to stick to just one style. Having diversified his sound to cover a diverse range of styles within his sets including his ‘Headf**k Xtreme’ sets and ‘Techf**k’ sets. His musical range flow from techno to trance up to the harder styles.
With his itinerary undoubtedly the busiest in the trance scene, 2017 saw Ben perform at every major festival. Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, and Creamfields. Scheduled at notable venues including Marquee in Sydney and Las Vegas, Avalon in Hollywood, Amnesia in Ibiza, Zouk in Kuala Lumpur and Ministry of Sound in London. He spun at his first solo arena show at the SSE arena in Belfast Northern Ireland to over 9000 people in October. Ben has already surpassed many household names to take command of new territories in the likes of Northern Ireland, Australia & Malaysia where he has become an icon to his young fanbase, bringing waves of new generations into the scene!
Ben released singles on some of the most prominent labels in the industry. The names include Ultra, Spinnin, Armada, VANDIT Records, Andy Moor’s AVA Recordings, and Who’s Afraid of 138?!
Electronic Dance Music Duo Tritonal
Dave Reed and Chad Cisneros formed the electronic dance music duo Tritonal in 2008. They released their early works on labels Anjunabeats, Levare Recordings, Alter Ego Records, Stellar Sound, Spundae Music, Garuda, Air Up There Recordings, and Enhanced Music.
Tritonal acquired Enhanced Music in 2013. They had many vital works on Enhanced, but the critically acclaimed Metamorphic EP trilogy may be the most important. Metamorphic featured fan favorites, ‘Follow Me Home’ and ‘Now or Never.’
‘Now or Never’ broke into the top five on Billboard’s Airplay Dance Chart. Three other tracks, ‘Anchor,’ ‘Colors,’ and ‘Untouchable’ also charted in the top 5.
Tritonal’s connection with their fans has ensured that their music resonates with them, whether musical purists or mass crowds. Their successful formula has three components:
- compelling songwriting
- innovative productions
- exuberant performances
With every release, Tritonal transcends their previous works. In March 2013, they released their EP Metamorphic I, which included the progressive house tracks, ‘Bullet That Saved Me,’ ‘Bring Me Home,’ and ‘Deep Into Black.’ In May 2013, Tritonal announced the Metamorphic Tour phase 1 dates. Phase 2 of the tour landed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Friday, August 30, 2013.
UK EDM DJ Producer Lange
UK EDM DJ Producer Lange was born Stuart Langelaan in Shrewsbury, England in the county of Shropshire, in June 1974. His career began in 1997, signing his first recording contract with Additive Records in the UK. He achieved early popularity with a collection of releases attracting the attention of industry leaders such as Paul van Dyk, Sasha, Paul Oakenfold and Judge Jules.
Lange is recognized as one of the most influential dance artists of the past decade; a DJ who has remained at the forefront of the scene throughout his career and a producer that continues to push all boundaries. After an exhausting list of achievements, counting among them 20 UK top 40s, featuring on a film soundtrack, and remixing mainstream artists such as The Pet Shop Boys and Faithless, Lange remains one of the world’s leading EDM producers.
Lange is a prolific international DJ as well as an exceptional producer and remixer. He has performed for such brands as Insomniac, Cream, Godskitchen, and Gatecrasher. He has graced the stages of Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, Global Gathering, Sziget, Balaton, and A State of Trance. His talent and work ethic have seen him rise to the Top 100 DJ poll for eight years. He has reached number six in the Tranceaddict Top 250 poll.
Lange is an artist that has continued to reinvent himself to take on the evolving dance scene and show any aspiring DJ how to be an industry leader. He has an eclectic, exciting, and driving style influenced by the dance music spectrum from trance and progressive, to techno, and electro.
Lange brought his Harmonic Motion album tour to the Eden Terrace at Nocturnal Nightclub. He was supported by Miami local DJs ElementOne and Cezar G.
UK Progressive DJ Producer Ashley Wallbridge
UK Progressive DJ Producer Ashley Wallbridge, born February 28, 1988, is from Stoke-On-Trent in Central England. His birthplace is world-renowned for its pottery industry.
He began his musical journey in 2008 as not only a DJ Producer but also as a ghost producer. Most likely, if you aren’t familiar with his tracks, you are familiar with music s he’s ghost produced.
Ashley has an innate passion for his music. This desire is amplified when he’s in front of a crowded dancefloor or festival. Ashley also finds motivation from his many downloads and his peers around him. His studio allows him autonomy to dig deep into his seemingly boundless well of creativity to make the music he loves. The music, in turn, led to remix requests from luminaries such as Avicii, Havana Brown, Krewella, Gareth Emery, and Armin van Buuren.
His 2012 debut album ‘The Inner Me’ reached #5 on the iTunes USA charts, #9 in Canada, and #12 in the UK. Ashley continued to feed off the vibe of the crowd and cater to their emotional need. This uncanny ability to play to the crowd extended everywhere from Europe to the USA. His on-point productions and larger-than-life dedication to his craft have earned him spots at Los Angeles’ Exchange, Omnia in San Diego, Ministry of Sound in London, Privilege Ibiza and a residency at famous Las Vegas hotspot Marquee. Taking it up a score at Creamfields Australia, Global Gathering in the UK and Sunset Music, the Wallbridge brand ignites demand across the globe.
Ashley spent many years ghost producing for other producers. He had pragmatic reasons for doing it in the first place. He became disgusted with the practice after seeing those producers make a small fortune from his work and not give him any credit. What set him off was certain producers taking credit for his work and defrauding the fans. Some even had the gall to ask him to do it again. If not for the non-disclosure agreements and lack of credit, he would have continued.
He teamed up with Gareth Emery, and they created the project, CVNT5, the brainchild of a drunken stupor.
“a satire of a lot of the clichés in dance culture today. We’re laughing as much at ourselves as other people, a lot of the content for the video comes from stuff Gaz and I have actually done ourselves (maybe not the pissing in the fans’ faces part).”
Ashley signed with Armada Music in 2016 and launched dramatic productions such as ‘Amnesia,’ ‘Goa,’ ‘Undiscovered, featuring KARRA, and ‘Naughts & Crosses.’ It’s clear that the waves Ashley Wallbridge makes are getting bigger every time he pushes the envelope of his sound. And it is that kind of mindset that allows him to ride those waves like the scene leader he is.
Dance Music, The Future
Ashley has an interesting opinion about the pop crossover world.
I think it’s great, seeing the kids out at a festival when ten years ago it would have been a rock concert. Pop music comes in cycles, and when it’s chewed up and spat out dance it will move on to something else! The heartbeat of dance music will always be in the underground; it’s where it began, and it’s why it will never go away no matter what happens in the pop crossover world.
The underground, real fans, acts as an anchor for the music. The bastardization of dance music will die when pop has used dance music for what it can and move on to co-opt something else. On the other side, will be a resurgence of trance and a truer progressive. He expects more melody and chill.
I’m not sure about the next 10 years… there’s probably some 12-year-old kid sitting in his bedroom on Ableton right now creating a new genre none of us have heard of yet! But certainly in the near future there will be a return to melody in the mainstream; as big room dies there’ll be more melodic, chill, really musical stuff. In the club scene, progressive will come back in a truer form, and a lot of people are talking about a trance resurgence. The cool underground will keep enjoying whatever the latest social media hating hipster is putting out.