Author: Mark Mancino

New Zealand Commerce Commission declines to give clearance to AlphaTheta Corporation (AlphaTheta) to acquire Serato Audio Research Limited (Serato), a New Zealand-based company. Wellington, New Zealand – It has been announced that the New Zealand Commerce Commission (NZCC) has ruled against a merger between AlphaTheta Corporation and Serato, both active within the DJ segment of the music industry. The proposed merger was an attempt at bringing together two of the most popular DJ software brands and would have also combined ownership of the most popular DJ software brand (Serato) with the most popular DJ hardware brand (Pioneer DJ). AlphaTheta supplies…

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In its second annual installment, the winners for the #UPnXtDJ contest for DJX ’24 have been announced ahead of this year’s show. DJX Show, BASSBOSS, Hercules Audio, and The #NoChaser Kidz DJ Café are thrilled to announce the winners of the #UPnXtDJ contest! Just as it did in last year’s very first contest, your entries – which showcased your talent and creativity – absolutely blew us away! With DJX ’24 just around the corner, we cannot wait to see you perform at this year’s DJX Show from August 5-8, 2024. The winners of this year’s #UPnXtDJ Contest are: 🥇 First Place: DJ Treyvon…

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Traktor Pro now includes powerful stem separation and mastering tech from iZotope, a built-in drum machine, plus flexible beatgrids. Native Instruments has announced the launch of Traktor Pro 4, the most recent version of their flagship 4-deck DJ software. Building on the core features that made Traktor Pro the go-to software for hundreds of thousands of DJs around the world, the latest version brings next-generation creative tools including flexible beatgrids, high-quality stem separation, Ozone Maximizer, and Pattern Player. Wherever you are and whatever you’re playing, Traktor Pro 4 gives you the freedom and flexibility to mix your own way. What’s…

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With a Strong Third Album & a Worldwide Tour to Support It, Gryffin Looks to Make 2024 His Biggest Year Yet, as The Best is Yet to Come. Gryffin, DJ/producer/musician, has been an acclaimed name within the electronic-music scene since his college days when he began releasing remixes on SoundCloud. Though his re-works began to get online attention rather quickly, his 2014 remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Burn,” he says, is what really ignited his musical-career path, one which has seen him top charts and play the world’s top clubs and festivals.  A classically trained musician, the 36-year-old talent (aka Dan…

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Denon DJ/inMusic has released the special-edition all-white PRIME 4+ WHITE standalone DJ system. Denon DJ has announced the release of a special-edition of the PRIME 4+ standalone DJ system – the all-white PRIME 4+ WHITE. Designed for the working DJ, the PRIME 4 + WHITE fuses the creative potential of four standalone decks with professional features and robust construction. The unit includes two distinct mic mixer sections, music-streaming options, multiple media-input slots, Independent Zone Output, onboard lighting control, and an FX suite that boasts Main FX, Sweep FX, Touch FX, and Fader FX. Its onboard analysis buffers streaming tracks into…

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With over 600 million streams, the DJ/producer reveals her most personal and powerful work to date on her 2024 LP. At the start of 2024, Elohim envisioned her album Power of Panic as a triumphant tale, celebrating the power to channel anxiety into something greater. With singles like “Can’t Remember Your Name,” “Tiny Human,” and “Didn’t Sign Up For This,” she aimed to pair the album release with a headline tour, marking a pinnacle moment in her career. However, old foes—anxiety, dissociation, and panic disorder—resurfaced, leading her to rely on Benzodiazepines, which resulted in dependency. Her dream began to unravel,…

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Ahead of its release through Insomniac, SLANDER and Poo Bear debuted “If Tomorrow Never Happens” live together at UMF Miami. GRAMMY-nominated duo SLANDER, known for hits like “Love Is Gone” and “All You Need To Know,” have teamed up with legendary songwriter Poo Bear and rising producer Nikademis for their new single “If Tomorrow Never Happens.” The track, which celebrates living in the moment, is available now on all streaming platforms through Insomniac Records. The trio debuted the song live at Ultra Music Festival and EDC Las Vegas 2024, captivating fans with its soothing vocals and euphoric beats. “If Tomorrow…

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Still riding high from the viral success of his 2023 single, “Money on the Dash” (with Elley Duhé), DJ/producer Whethan is working on an even bigger 2024.  In fact, the 25-year-old Chicago native ushered in the new year with a pair of strong, upbeat, housey singles – “Room Is on Fire” with Snakehips (feat. AG Club) and “Do You Remember?” – both of which will appear on his upcoming album, Life of a Wallflower, Vol. 2. Indeed, ever since 2018, when Whethan released Life of a Wallflower, Vol. 1, fans have been eagerly anticipating the follow-up volume – and by…

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Now available for all MPC standalone hardware, Akai Professional announces new stem separation feature without the need for a computer.  Akai Professional, an innovator in music production technology for modern musicians and producers, announces that MPC Stems is now available for all MPC standalone hardware. This feature enables stem separation directly on MPC hardware fully standalone, allowing producers to separate bass, drums, vocals, and other musical elements without the need for a computer. Expanding Creative Possibilities This expansion builds on the March 2024 announcement of stem separation for MPC users via the desktop app, now enabling users to create stems…

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On July 5, deadmau5 dropped the latest single from his forthcoming EP, some ep, set for release on July 19. The brand-new single from deadmau5 has been officially released (Friday, July 5), following a much-anticipated buildup. His first original solo single since 2022 (“XYZ”), “Quezacotl” sees its release through his very own mau5trap imprint, and is the latest single from his forthcoming 3-track EP, some ep, which is set for release on July 19. In proper deadmau5 fashion, “Quezacotl” showcases his signature sound with its beaconing, symphonic-like chords, soaring melodies, and a thumping bassline – all of the makings for…

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This week’s DJ LIFE Mobile Monday DJ spotlight brightly shines on Kaitlyn Reyes, also known as DJ K-Sprinkles. Ahead of DJX ’24, DJ LIFE sat down with show regular, Kaitlyn Reyes, known as DJ K-Sprinkles. If you’re involved in the DJ scene, then there’s a strong chance that you’ve already heard of K-Sprinkles. As a content creator for Serato, she’s not only a well-known turntablist and mixshow DJ, but a go-to for brands and events. Always bringing the heat and energy, K-Sprinkles is one of the scene’s rising stars. As one to watch, K-Sprinkles just earned second place in the…

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GO:PODCAST makes it easy for users to start streaming with the mobile devices they already own. Roland has released GO:PODCAST, an integrated system for live-streaming with iOS and Android mobile devices. Using the powerful GO:PODCAST mobile app and included USB microphone, creating high-quality streams is simple—even for beginners. From intimate Just Chatting sessions to interviews, demonstrations, and more, GO:PODCAST offers a variety of video setups and helps content creators elevate their online presence with engaging video and crystal-clear sound. GO:PODCAST makes it easy for users to start streaming with the mobile devices they already own. Connect the included microphone to…

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FL Studio 2024 introduces plugins to FL Cloud, adds powerful new AI features, effects, and workflow improvements. Image-Line launched FL Studio 2024, a major update introducing powerful new features that aim to provide music producers with everything they need to stay in the creative flow. To make it easier for users to stay up to date, all FL Studio updates will now be named after the year they’re released, starting with FL Studio 2024. The new version expands FL Cloud with plugins, launching with 69 instruments and effects from brands like Native Instruments, UVI, and Baby Audio, which can all…

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This week’s DJ LIFE Mobile Monday DJ spotlight shines on Midwestern-turned-Texas-resident, Jordan Rodgers, a.k.a. DJ Buck Rodgers. Jordan “Buck” Rodgers, hailing from Midwestern USA and now resident Texan, has been a mobile DJ from a young age. Quickly separating himself from the others of his kind, Rodgers possesses an innate ability to capture an audience by fluidly switching between being one of the premier MPC finger drummers in the world, to a master turntablist with the flick of the wrist. When it comes to his current DJ setup, and ideal setup, Rodgers says: “I’m a big fan of modular setups, and hacking…

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Kelly Reverb and Chad LeMans unite for 2-track EP, including “La Isla Bonita (Madonna On Acid)” & “Coming Back.”  On Thursday, June 27, veteran DJ and producer Kelly Reverb teams up with Chad LeMans for a much-anticipated two-track release. The EP features “La Isla Bonita (Madonna On Acid)” and “Coming Back,” showcasing their innovative take on house music. Kelly Reverb, a Dallas native best known for his electro/breaks pioneer work with Southside Reverb and funky house styles on his label, Lone Star Records, brings decades of experience to this project. He first made waves as a resident DJ at The…

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An ode to Britney Spears, this playful and gritty house heater first made its debut at the main stage during EDC Las Vegas ’24.  Two heavy-hitters within the electronic music world, Matroda and Dances, have combined forces to deliver a pulsating club anthem with their latest release, “Britney.” The track, an ode to Britney Spears, masterfully blends old-school charm with contemporary flair, showcasing the best of both artists’ talents. Dances, renowned for hits like “Operator” and “Bang,” brings his distinctive vocal prowess to the mix, merging seamlessly with Matroda’s signature sound. Matroda, a Croatian-born DJ and producer, has become a…

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DJ Life’s Magazine Featuring Gryffin: Next Level, Whethan, EDMAs, Gettoblaster, EDC Vegas, Coachella, Detroit Movement & More! In the latest issue of DJ LIFE Magazine (Vol.4 No.3) we catch up with DJ, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Gryffin who takes things to the Next Level with the upcoming release of his new album, PULSE. Readers can also anticipate coverage and recaps from some of the leading music festivals in the U.S., including highlights from the ’24 editions of EDC Las Vegas, Coachella, and Detroit Movement. This issue also brings a Climbing the Ladder feature, where at Miami’s EDM Awards, industry notables reveal…

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The eighth annual event on Nov. 9 & 10 reveals a multi-genre bill including Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Quinn XCII, and more. Presented by Rio Nuevo, the eclectic and fan-favorite DUSK Music Festival returns to Jácome Plaza in downtown Tucson, Arizona, on November 9 & 10, 2024. Known for its diverse and inclusive lineup, the festival showcases a variety of musical genres including electronic, R&B, Afropop, reggae, alternative, pop, indie, hip hop, rock, and folk. This year’s headliners include GRAMMY®-nominated electronic music pioneer Kaskade, ‘TrapHouseJazz’ musician Masego, genre-blending Quinn XCII, and dance music showman Steve Aoki. The festival’s stages, Alameda and…

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The new collaboration breathes new life into British dance-pop duo Moloko’s timeless 1999 single, “Sing It Back.” Brazilian music superstar ALOK, known for his collaborations with James Arthur, John Legend, and The Chainsmokers, has teamed up with British GRAMMY®-winning singer Jess Glynne for the new dance anthem “Summer’s Back.” Now available on all digital streaming platforms, the single promises to be an upbeat hit that will have listeners dancing all summer. “Summer’s Back” blends classic 2000’s energy with contemporary pop, featuring energetic vocals, a snappy beat, and vibrant keys. Jess Glynne’s powerful voice adds a summery touch reminiscent of Moloko’s…

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This week’s DJ LIFE Mobile Monday DJ spotlight shines on DJ Tim Nice of The Baltimore Blend Battle and CEO of Nice Guys Entertainment.   DJ LIFE recently caught up with DJ Tim Nice to discuss what being a mobile DJ means to him, among his work as CEO of Nice Guys Entertainment. As organizer for The Baltimore Blend Battle, and CEO of Nice Guys Entertainment, Tim Nice speaks about perfect DJ setup, go-to gear, and even the pros and cons that come along with his profession. When we sat down to discuss all things mobile DJ with Tim, it went down…

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The pair joins forces to form Vertigo with the release of their first single featuring Makayla Phillips on June 21 via Confession. Aazar and Capozzi are thrilled to unveil their collaborative project: Vertigo. This venture symbolizes the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall, encapsulating the dynamic tension and synergy between two distinct artistic personas. Combining the high-energy vibes of the spirited Frenchman Aazar with the enigmatic, understated style of LA-based artist Capozzi, Vertigo brings forth a fresh and innovative sound. The collaboration fuses their contrasting worlds, resulting in a unique musical expression that reflects “two…

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Their first track since 2021 was first premiered during their packed and much-talked-about Coachella set at the debut of the Quasar Stage. The GRAMMY® Award-winning alternative dance trio RÜFÜS DU SOL returns with their highly-anticipated new single “Music is Better,” released today, Friday, June 21. “Music is Better” is the group’s first original release since their 2021 GRAMMY®-nominated album, Surrender. The song captures the themes of hope, intimacy, and connection that have always defined RÜFÜS DU SOL, while showcasing and exploring a more vast direction. This new track finds the guys in a sweet spot, creating from the present moment,…

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The latest track from Australian DJ & producer Hayden James, “Deep Diving” with SHELLS, is out now. Australian multi-platinum producer and DJ Hayden James is set to make waves this summer with the announcement of his forthcoming third studio album, We Could Be Love, and a headline North American tour. The announcement comes alongside the release of his new single, “Deep Diving,” featuring SHELLS, on June 20. We Could Be Love is a wondrous capsule of James’ recent years spent in the United States, performing at festivals like Electric Forest and HARD Summer. The album bridges his roots in Australia’s…

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The versatile 18,000 square foot venue, opening on July 12, is situated in the heart of Downtown, Las Vegas. Marcel Correa and Joe Borusiewicz, the dynamic duo behind RVLTN Events (Ravealation), are set to elevate the Las Vegas live music scene with their latest venture: SUBSTANCE. This newly announced venue is poised to become a central hub for diverse live entertainment, opening its doors on Friday, July 12. SUBSTANCE is situated on the second floor of the Neonopolis Complex in the bustling Fremont District, encompassing a sprawling 18,000 square feet of event space. The venue promises a unique experience with…

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The festival’s 11th annual edition has announced a monster lineup across all genres this Oct. 24-27 in Live Oak, Florida. Suwannee Hulaween, the renowned multi-genre festival, is set to return for its 11th annual edition from October 24-27, 2024, at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. This year’s lineup promises a historic and unforgettable experience, headlined by the world debut of The Bobby Weir Incident, a unique collaboration between Grateful Dead co-founder Bobby Weir and The String Cheese Incident. Following a sold-out 10th anniversary in 2023, Hulaween’s 2024 edition represents a significant milestone. The festival’s…

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Three GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstars join forces for another summer hit, available now.   GRAMMY Award-winning global superstar Pitbull has once again teamed up with iconic DJ and GRAMMY Award-winning producer AFROJACK, as well as GRAMMY® Award-winning R&B legend NE-YO, to release a new summer anthem, “2 The Moon” featuring DJ Buddha. The track rekindles the magic of their 2011 smash hit “Give Me Everything” (feat. Nayer), which topped charts worldwide and became a cultural phenomenon. “Give Me Everything” achieved monumental success, spending 45 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and joining Spotify’s prestigious “Billions Club” with over 1.1 billion…

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This week’s DJ LIFE Mobile Monday DJ spotlight shines on Shannon McKinnon of ShanSound Entertainment in North Carolina.  DJ LIFE recently sat down with Shannon McKinnon of ShanSound Entertainment to discuss what being a mobile DJ means to him, among other things that pertain to his entertainment business. With ShanSound Entertainment, Shannon provides mobile DJ services, in addition to karaoke, photo booth services, and more. When we caught up with Shannon, it went a little something like this… DJ LIFE: What does being a Mobile DJ mean to you? Shannon: What being a Mobile DJ means to me, is accepting the challenge to…

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The Amsterdam Music Festival (AMF) 2024 has just announced a top-tier lineup for October 19 during ADE. AMF is once again raising the electronic music bar with the announcement of its full 2024 lineup, featuring Tiësto, Marlon Hoffstadt, Timmy Trumpet, Maddix, Wade, Tita Lau, and Showtek. The major news comes on the heels of announcing headliner Martin Garrix last week, solidifying AMF’s standing as the biggest party with the biggest names during Amsterdam Dance Event. AMF will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2024. There was already buzz that Martin Garrix wouldn’t be the only dance powerhouse to play at…

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The 5-track EP includes three brand-new singles from the talent who has performed at EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland & more recently. Bleu Clair unveils his latest EP, Inner Circle, encapsulating his “NEWAGEOFHOUSE” movement, available now through Terminal Underground. This release highlights his unique sound in the tech house genre, marked by meticulous detail and cohesive themes. The EP features three new singles: “Bring The Hats On,” “Hold On,” and “Want Me Back,” each showcasing Bleu Clair’s innovative sonic direction for 2024. “Boom Boom” opens with a powerful topline vocal over smooth percussion and a thick bassline, setting a sophisticated tone.…

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Introducing view customization, improved library, and browser layout in Engine DJ’s 4.0 update, there’s an array of new features.   Engine DJ, a leading innovator in DJ technology, announces the release of Engine DJ 4.0, the latest version of its DJ performance software. Engine DJ 4.0 introduces an array of new features and enhancements designed to elevate the DJing experience, providing greater customization, improved workflows, and enhanced performance capabilities.  The reimagined and streamlined workflow of Engine DJ 4.0 provides a cleaner and more intuitive user interface, enabling DJs to focus on their creativity and less on navigation. Key features include:…

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The pair will join forces for a new collaborative album dropping on Sept. 27, to headline Electric Forest Festival. Nationwide – LSZEE season is in full swing as LSDREAM and CloZee, two of bass music’s most beloved, preeminent stars, come together to share their debut productions as a duo. “FRENCH DREAM” and “CHRYSALIS” are out now, marking the very first glimpses of their highly-anticipated collaborative album, set to drop this fall, on September 27th. These new tracks are just the beginning of what promises to be a monumental year for the duo. They are set to headline the whimsical Electric…

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The viral track sees a rework by David Guetta, joined by Girl On Couch during his set at Encore Beach Club at Wynn Las Vegas. Dance music phenomenon David Guetta has put his own twist on a viral smash with his pulsating version of the internet’s favorite anthem, “Man In Finance (G6 Trust Fund)” by Girl On Couch and Billen Ted. The single showcases Guetta’s signature production style as he injects the track with driving beats and club-ready production just in time for the summer season. The original song recently took Tik Tok by storm and completely flooded everyone’s for you pages worldwide and has…

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This week’s DJ LIFE Mobile Monday DJ spotlight shines on John Jones (DJ For Your Day), originally hailing from Bangor, Maine.   Originally hailing from Bangor, Maine, John Jones began his DJ career in 1999. Shortly after high school, John moved to Burlington, Vermont, and from there, his work and passion as a DJ only intensified. According to Jones, founder of DJ For Your Day, “being a mobile DJ has been and always will be the greatest job in the world.” When DJ LIFE caught up with John Jones, he filled us in on DJ For Your Day, how he first got his…

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The GRAMMY®-nominated artist sets the tone for his upcoming LP, dropping a stunning new album track with accompanying video. GRAMMY-nominated artist Elderbrook, a multi-instrumentalist, producer, singer-songwriter, and DJ, releases his latest single, “Shallow Water.” Known for his ability to create emotive music that delves into themes of identity and mental wellbeing, Elderbrook continues to captivate audiences with his introspective sound. “Shallow Water” will be part of his upcoming studio album, set to drop later this year. “Shallow Water” is a pulsating and life-affirming track, building around Elderbrook’s poignant vocals and uplifting organs. The single is accompanied by a mesmerizing, choreography-driven…

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Twitch has announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with hundreds of companies, the three major labels, and independent labels.  Twitch CEO, Dan Clancy, released a statement today announcing the introduction of the new Twitch DJ Program. With this comes a “first-of-its-kind partnership with hundreds of companies, including all of the major labels–Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony Music and a large number of independent labels and other rights holders represented by Merlin.” Read the full statement from Dan Clancy, Twitch CEO, regarding the Twitch DJ Program: “Today we’re announcing a dedicated program that will enable DJs to stream the vast majority…

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The Phase 01 royal flush-level lineup for the Oct. 4 & 5 event includes Alesso, The Chainsmokers, SLANDER, BTSM, and more. Relentless Beats has announced its phase 01 lineup for Goldrush: Wild Card, the latest incarnation of its western-tinged festival concept, taking place October 4 – 5, 2024, at Phoenix Raceway. Stacking the deck with headliners Alesso, The Chainsmokers, Slander, and Black Tiger Sex Machine – The Anime Show, the Southwest’s most prolific independent promoter is also showing depth with a lineup that is as hard-hitting as it is diverse. Artists include Acraze b2b Noizu; AC Slater; Audien; Blossom; Deathpact; Halogenix; Heyz; Hvdes; Inzo b2b Mersiv- their first ever b2b; Mall Grab; MitiS; Nikademis; OG Nixin; Omnom; Ray Volpe; Shermanology; Sullivan King; Timmy…

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The show series will hit notable venues in Washington, Seattle, and Los Angeles, amid other large headline events. Get ready to bask in the sunlight with Louis The Child as they bring their vibrant energy to a series of outdoor daytime shows across North America. The dynamic Chicago duo has officially announced “A Day in the Sun 2024,” set to kick off on September 7 at Heritage Plaza at Lumen Field in Seattle, WA. Highlighting the tour will be a highly anticipated performance at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, on September 21, a venue where they’ve previously…

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The 11-track LP is due for release on Sept. 27 along with a slew of upcoming tour dates. Award-winning electronic music artist Ben Böhmer is set to release his first new studio album in three years, titled Bloom. The announcement comes alongside the debut of his new single, “Best Life,” featuring Berlin-based duo JONAH, and details of an 8-stop live tour through the UK and Europe this fall. Bloom is scheduled for release on September 27 via Ninja Tune. Following a record-breaking world tour for his previous album, where all dates sold out months in advance, Böhmer returned to his…

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The trio will embark on a U.S. fall tour to coincide with their third LP, Into The Unknown, due for release in August. This Fall, GRAMMY®-winning live electronic act NERO will embark on a highly-anticipated journey across the U.S. with their headline Into The Unknown Tour. This tour is in support of their third studio album of the same name, which is set for release on August 16, promising a return to their innovative and signature sound that fans have been eagerly awaiting. NERO’s tour will be a celebration of their avant-garde musical style and immersive performances, taking place in…

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This week’s DJ LIFE Mobile Monday DJ spotlight shines on Shani Barnett (Chitown Shani) from Chicago. Involved in the entertainment industry for more than 25 years, Shani is a full-time DJ with experience not only behind the decks, but also behind-the-scenes with educational seminars, presentations, and trade show performances, including the annual DJX Show in Atlantic City. Shani’s entertainment company, Shani Barnett Productions, out of Chicago, has led her to work with some of the biggest names in music, sports, fashion, and corporate events. When DJ LIFE sat down with Shani to discuss what being a mobile DJ means to…

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Following its debut at the EDC Las Vegas main stage, the track is out now via Columbia UK/Ultra Records. Today (Friday, May 31), sought-after DJ and producer MK drops his first new single of the year, “She’s In The Club,” featuring the 20-year-old Iranian singer and rapper Asal. The track, released via Ultra Records / Columbia UK, is now available following a major main stage debut. “She’s In The Club” made a grand debut on the main stage at EDC Las Vegas (kineticFIELD) last weekend, where MK performed in front of an enthusiastic crowd of over 70,000. This track is…

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Available now through Astralwerks, the LP is the sophomore studio album from the two-time BRIT Award winner. Becky Hill, the acclaimed British singer-songwriter, has just released her eagerly anticipated second album Believe Me Now? through Astralwerks. The new album is now available for listening and download, featuring the latest UK Top 10 hit “Disconnect” in collaboration with Chase & Status. This new collection also includes two U.S. Dance Radio No. 1 hits: “Side Effects” and “Never Be Alone” with Sonny Fodera, the latter marking Becky’s 22nd UK Top 40 track as both an artist and writer. Believe Me Now? showcases…

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Carl Cox, Eric Prydz, Gesaffelstein, and more will take the decks during the fall edition of the two-day music festival. Seismic Dance Event, the South’s premier boutique electronic music festival, has revealed its highly anticipated lineup for its 7.0 edition. Set to take place on November 15-17, 2024, at The Concourse Project in Austin, Texas, this year’s festival promises to unite the brightest stars in house and techno for an unforgettable three-night extravaganza. Known for its cutting-edge curation, Seismic Dance Event’s 2024 fall lineup is a testament to its progressive approach. The festival will feature a diverse array of international…

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The new playlist will amplify the standout creations of indie artists each week, providing a featured platform for music discovery. Beatport, the global leader in music for DJs, producers, and their fans, announces the launch of a first-in-the-market human-curated playlist dedicated exclusively to music created by independent electronic music artists. In collaboration with Beatport’s current independent artist distribution partners TuneCore, DistroKid, and Music Hub, the dedicated Best New Independent Artists playlist will amplify the standout creations of independent artists each week, providing a featured platform for their music to be discovered by a global audience of DJs. “By curating a dedicated space for independent…

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The full lineup for the fest return to Mannheim, Germany includes all-star talent roster plus 60 Years of Sven Väth. Following a grand anniversary celebration, Time Warp returns to Maimarkt Mannheim, Germany on October 25 & 26, 2024. The two-day event boasts “two days, two celebrations,” as the full talent roster has been unveiled. In addition to a significant 60th birthday celebration for techno legend Sven Väth, the lineup includes some of the biggest names in the techno and underground scene. On Friday, Sven’s birthday will be celebrated with a stage in the Maimarkthalle, and on Saturday, the second part…

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The GRAMMY®-nominated duo debut all-new live show at Primavera on Friday, to headline Glastonbury & HARD Summer LA. Disclosure is back with a bang, delivering their much-anticipated new single “She’s Gone, Dance On.” The track, already a sensation in clubs worldwide, has received massive support from top DJs like Todd Edwards, Joy Anonymous, DJ Seinfeld, Peggy Gou, Sammy Virji, and Dom Dolla, among others. This fervent DJ backing has spurred a viral wave online, with fans eagerly sharing and awaiting its official release. The single debuted as the “Hottest Record” on BBC Radio 1’s “New Music Show with Jack Saunders”…

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The DJ LIFE #MobileMondays Spotlight of this week shines on Esther Anaya, originally hailing from Colombia. This week’s Mobile Monday DJ Spotlight shines on Esther Anaya from Colombia. DJ LIFE caught up with her between gigs and making new music to discuss what being a mobile DJ means to her, go-to gear, performing for the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium, and more. When we sat down with Esther Anaya, it went down a little something like this… DJ LIFE: What does being a Mobile DJ mean to you? Esther Anaya: I’ve always considered myself a very versatile musician,…

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On Sept. 28 & 29, join Disclosure, Gesaffelstein, BLOND:ISH, Boris Brejcha, Four Tet, Gorgon City, Adam Beyer & more in San Diego. CRSSD Festival has revealed the lineup for its highly anticipated Fall 2024 edition, set to return to San Diego’s picturesque Waterfront Park on September 28 and 29. A staple in the global electronic festival circuit, CRSSD is known for its innovative curation and scenic setting, offering a unique experience in Southern California. This year’s lineup features an impressive array of international talent, blending legendary acts with a slew of the scene’s rising stars. Highlights include: Gesaffelstein, the French…

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The South African maestro unites global sounds with his new track, available on May 24. Unfiltered emotion designed to tantalize and mesmerize is at the heart of everything Jaydon Lewis has accomplished and created over the last half-decade. The South African artist has evolved from a teenage sensation, making trap beats that once dubbed him the “South African Martin Garrix” by The Times, into the face of a new generation of South African producers. Embracing his roots and championing his home nation, Jaydon is on a mission to prove that Africa is here to stay on the global music scene.…

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From September 20-22, 2024, LSDREAM, CloZee, Liquid Stranger, G Jones, and more will perform at the Arizona fest. Relentless Beats and R Entertainment North have announced LSDREAM as its final headliner, closing out the first night of its three-day camping festival taking place at the Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, Arizona, September 20-22, 2024, with CloZee (Saturday) and Liquid Stranger (Sunday) taking the other headline duties for the weekend. The full lineup includes LSDREAM; CloZee; Liquid Stranger; Daily Bread; Detox Unit; G Jones; Tape B; Truth; Zingara (new); A Hundred Drums; Canabliss; Chmura b2b Molokai; Lumasi  (new); Secret Recipe; Grackle Beats b2b…

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“By seamlessly integrating with the MPC workflow, MPC Stems transforms how producers interact with samples and vinyl records.” Akai Professional, an inMusic brand, has unveiled MPC Stems, an advanced feature for its MPC desktop software. By seamlessly integrating with the MPC workflow, MPC Stems transforms how producers interact with samples and vinyl records. With MPC Stems, users gain the ability to craft a cappellas, isolate basslines, and extract drum grooves. Powered by the stem-separation engine from zPlane, MPC Stems allows producers to access and manipulate the raw building blocks of any sample with minimal artifacts. The intuitive user interface provides…

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The third LP from Eilish is available now – and the exclusive digital album includes all isolated vocals. Calling all DJs and producers! Billie Eilish has just released her third full-length LP, HIT ME HARD AND SOFT, to widespread critical acclaim. The 10-track album was released on Friday, May 15 through Darkroom/Interscope Records. Now is your chance to hear all of the isolated vocals from HIT ME HARD AND SOFT – and use them as you see fit! Want to create the perfect remix or mashup? Already brainstorming ideas? From the lead single “LUNCH” to other standout tracks including “CHIHIRO,”…

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The DJ LIFE #MobileMondays Spotlight of this week shines on DJ Jezzy B from Los Angeles, California. This week’s Mobile Monday DJ Spotlight shines on DJ Jezzy B from Los Angeles, California. DJ LIFE caught up with her between gigs to discuss what being a mobile DJ means to her, go-to gear, and more. When we got to chat with Jezzy B, it went down a little something like this… DJ LIFE: What does being a Mobile DJ mean to you? Jezzy B: I typed this question into chatGPT and got a stellar answer that would make every mobile DJ…

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The international dance music star teams up with Spanish duo PROPHECY for the official EDC Las Vegas 2024 festival anthem. It’s electric! Tiësto, a global sensation, teams up with the fast-rising duo PROPHECY to release “My City,” the official anthem for EDC Las Vegas 2024. This powerful track available now through Insomniac Records and Tiësto’s own Musical Freedom label, marking a significant addition to the festival’s storied legacy. For decades, Tiësto has been a cornerstone of the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), consistently delivering unforgettable performances that capture the spirit of dance music. His deep connection to EDC and his ability…

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Their latest collaborative effort, featuring Jordan Grace, is available now through Dim Mak Records, Wall Recordings, and Golden Era. The dynamic duo, Steve Aoki and AFROJACK, known collectively as AFROKI, have once again teamed up to drop a pulsating new single, “Save My Soul.” The electro-infused track, featuring the emotive vocals of Nashville-based singer/songwriter Jordan Grace—who gained national attention on The Voice Season 24—promises to be a hit within the electronic scene. Accompanying the release is another energetic track, “Diss You,” designed to ignite festivals and dance floors worldwide. “Save My Soul” marks a continuation of AFROKI’s string of successful…

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New learning, cloud, and automation features enable a smoother, more intuitive workflow making it easier for DJs to find and manage music. AlphaTheta Corporation has just announced the release of rekordbox for Mac/Windows (ver. 7.0.0), a complete DJ software application that integrates everything from music management to live performance capabilities. This major update to rekordbox, which is used by countless DJs and professionals globally, adds multiple new features to enhance DJ performances. The 7.0.0 update adds software learning, cloud, and automation technology and improves processing loads. The update makes it easier and faster to manage music and search for tracks…

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Coinciding with the tour comes the announcement of his final studio album to be released in 2025. Boasting a career that spans over two decades, German electronic music legend, ATB, has announced that he will release his final studio album in 2025. Over the course of an incredible career thus far – that includes a total of 10 studio albums and over 55 gold and platinum awards in numerous countries – ATB has always gone the extra yard with his studio albums, routinely releasing double album projects that feature a disc aimed for the dance floor and a separate disc…

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The definitive audio repair toolkit now includes intelligent real-time dialogue isolation, and new loudness tech for music. iZotope, a part of Native Instruments, today announced RX 11, the latest version of Hollywood’s favorite toolkit for intelligent audio repair. Featuring a powerful standalone editor and a full suite of plugins, RX 11 solves unsolvable problems for audio post production, music, and content creation. Infused with state-of-the-art machine learning technology, RX 11 adds new tools and improves beloved modules to help you handle everything from common audio problems, to the trickiest of sonic rescues. What does iZotope RX do? RX combines the…

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DJ LIFE catches up with DJ Mike Sincere – who is no stranger to DJX – about what being a mobile DJ means to him. This week’s Mobile Monday DJ Spotlight shines on DJ Mike Sincere from Los Angeles, California. From weddings, sports, corporate, Mitzvahs, and more, DJ & MC Mike Sincere has you covered! According to DJ Mike Sincere, “Being a mobile DJ is more than just playing music; it’s about creating unforgettable experiences for my clients and their guests. It means being the master of ceremonies, setting the perfect vibe for weddings, mitzvahs, corporate events, live sports, and…

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The new line of interfaces are available in four models and offer creators the ability to produce, record, mix, and master. PreSonus has just launched a new line of Quantum Audio Interfaces available in four models: Quantum ES 2, Quantum ES 4, Quantum HD 2, and Quantum HD 8. These interfaces offer creators the ability to produce, record, mix, and master their audio all in one space with unrivaled hardware and software integration. Featuring all-new MAX-HD mic preamps with +75 dB of gain, high quality low-noise converters, custom-low latency drivers, and front-facing instrument inputs co-developed with Fender®, Quantum will allow users to capture their…

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Giving listeners a taste of what’s to come on their forthcoming ‘Innervision’ EP, TWO LANES drops ethereal new single. Berlin-based brothers, Leo and Rafa, better known to the electronic music world as TWO LANES, return with their newest single, “Mind.” The stunning ethereal track is taken from their forthcoming Innervision EP. Expertly combining acoustic piano, analog synthesizers, and subtle rhythmic elements are what make up the sonic identity of TWO LANES. The duo, having become known for weaving deep emotional threads through their electronic music creations, continues to explore introspective themes on their new original. “Mind” is layered with soft,…

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From Whyte Fang to Motherhood, Alison Wonderland Looks Back, Looks Forward & Finds Joy. Australia’s Alison Wonderland has been a leading name in the world of electronic music for nearly a decade. While she might have gained notoriety because her very first U.S. gig was at a jam-packed Sahara stage at Coachella in 2015, in actuality, Alexandra Sholler’s career journey was already 10 years in the making.   Hailing from Sydney, she was a promising cellist before becoming inspired in the early millennium by the likes of Fatboy Slim, The Prodigy, and The Knife. In gaining DJ experience playing open-format gigs,…

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The new easily portable bubble machine features a high-capacity internal battery and does not require batteries. Eliminator Lighting has released the Bubbletron EXL GO, an easily portable bubble machine featuring a high-capacity internal battery, no cables required. It features two bubble wands paired with two high-power fans that create hundreds of bubbles per minute and propel them up into the air so they travel further and last longer. The unit’s integrated 4 Ah battery allows up to three hours of continuous operation with a six-hour recharge time. It features a 2-liter tank capacity and a 16ml per minute fluid consumption…

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The new electronic-meets-hip-hop single marks the first-ever vocal release from Mau P, featuring legendary producer Mike Dean. Continuing to break barriers and redefine the boundaries of his artistic limits, Mau P returns with his latest single, “On Again.” Available now through Insomniac Records, “On Again” is Mau P’s first-ever vocal track – and it comes alongside legendary producer Mike Dean. Showcasing his own vocals on this record, “On Again” marks a monumental moment as Mau P steps into the spotlight not only as a masterful producer but as a versatile artist. Mau P is showing the world his work isn’t…

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With less than 100 days left until DJX ’24, this week’s #MobileMonday spotlight shines on DJ Jay Brannan of Brannan Entertainment.  DJ LIFE caught up with Jay Brannan, founder of Brannan Entertainment to discuss all things mobile DJ. According to Brannan: “Being a Mobile DJ means that I am ready and able to do any event that comes my way! Mobile DJs carry every style of music and content and have a grasp of different mixing styles that can take you from a club type event to a wedding to a retirement party; the Mobile DJ is the general practitioner…

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DJ Life’s Magazine Featuring Alison Wonderland: Her Happy Place, Ultra ’24 & Miami Music Week, Jauz, Boris Brejcha, Holly T, New Gear & More! In the latest issue of DJ LIFE Magazine (Vol.4 No.2) we touch base with the Australian-bred superstar Alison Wonderland. From Whyte Fang to motherhood, Alexandra Sholler, best known as Alison Wonderland, looks back, looks forward, and finds joy. The April issue includes recaps of Ultra Music Festival 2024, including some stunning shots from aLIVE Coverage, as well as some Miami Music Week ’24 highlights. Additionally, you can always check out our always-included gear section within the…

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The guys join forces for a monstrous collab through Black Book Records/Astralwerks, available on April 26. The electronic music scene receives a scintillating gift as GRAMMY®-nominated sensation Chris Lake and UK-based DJ/producer Sammy Virji unveil their latest collaboration, “Summertime Blues,” featuring the soulful vocals of Nathan Nicholson. Released today, Friday, April 26 via Black Book Records/Astralwerks, this track promises to be the anthem of the impending summer season. Nicholson’s poignant lyrics, “Memories are useless, I’ve gotta let ‘em go,” set the emotional tone, urging listeners to embrace the present moment. As his voice resonates with sincerity, Lake and Virji craft…

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Australian-born, LA-based multi-platinum artist Hayden James releases his latest single with fellow Aussie Kormak. Today, Friday, April 26, Australian-born and Los Angeles-based multi-platinum artist Hayden James teams up with fellow Aussie talent Kormak for the release of “Make It.” Their first-time pairing and collaborative new single is available now through Future Classic. “Make It” serves as a house anthem that showcases each both of their signature styles. With its pitched up vocal, “they said we could never make it” becomes the hook atop a driving kick drum, as euphoric build to drop moments pave the path for “Make It” to…

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The new Downtown event by Bass Camp Presents will feature sets from Sidepiece, Anabel Englund, Corey Baker & more. Get ready to dance under the iconic Reno Arch as Bass Camp Festival presents The Biggest Little Block Party In The World! On Saturday, May 18th, from 2-10pm, Downtown Reno’s Locomotion Plaza will come alive with electrifying music, mesmerizing art, and vibrant community spirit. This one-day extravaganza promises an unforgettable experience for all ages, with an incredible lineup of national and regional talent taking the stage at the Dancetronauts Bass Station Stage. Headlined by Sidepiece, Anabel Englund, Corey Baker (formerly known…

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The initial phase one lineup for III Points Miami includes Cloonee, Jamie XX, Justice, Jungle, Sammy Virji, and many more. Miami’s renowned III Points Festival has once again set the stage for an electrifying experience with the release of its phase one lineup for 2024. Taking place October 18 & 19 at the esteemed Mana Wynwood Center, the initial lineup reads as celebration of music’s modern mavericks. Following the resounding success of last year’s milestone tenth-anniversary celebration, anticipation is soaring for this year’s edition, promising a memorable fusion of live and electronic music set amidst the vibrant backdrop of the…

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The latest single from the breakthrough artist was released just in time for her performance at Coachella weekend two.   Fresh off the Sahara stage at Coachella ’24, Miss Monique, a Ukrainian melodic techno sensation, is now making waves with her latest single, “Look At You,” marking her debut on Insomniac’s Interstellar Recordings imprint. Released amidst the buzz of her second Coachella 2024 performance, the track encapsulates the artist’s skyrocketing journey through the realms of melodic house and techno while warmly embracing her new family at Insomniac – a powerhouse in the global electronic music scene. “Look At You” finds…

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This week’s DJX & DJ LIFE MAG Mobile Monday Spotlight shines on DJ JAS (Justin Stern) of DJ JAS Productions. This week’s #MobileMonday showcase is on DJ JAS, Justin Stern, of DJ JAS Productions. When we caught up with Justin, he let us know about his DJ setup, as well as what being a mobile DJ means to him: “I offer an invaluable experience from start to finish. Being a mobile DJ requires much more than just delivering a killer set. I feel it’s important to make the client feel special and understood, which helps determine the overall success of…

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The original track appeared on his album ‘Tesseract,’ and he resurrects a new version for re-release featuring new vocals by Phantogram. Fans of Subtronics, prepare to embark on another sonic journey as the electronic music sensation teams up with REZZ for their latest collaboration, “Black Ice (feat. Phantogram),” set to drop today, April 19, on Cyclops Recordings. Building on the success of the original album version of “Black Ice,” Subtronics and REZZ enlist the talents of Phantogram, the masterminds behind “Black Out Days,” to infuse the track with haunting vocals which add an extra layer of depth and intensity. Premiering…

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It’s a double dose of musical magic as Coachella Music Valley & Arts Festival returns for weekend two. As the sun sets over the picturesque desert landscape of Indio, California, a familiar buzz fills the air. The anticipation is palpable as music enthusiasts from around the globe gather for the iconic Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. In its 25th year, Coachella continues to reign as one of the premier music festivals, showcasing the hottest acts across a myriad of genres. Weekend one of Coachella 2024 kicked off with a bang, delivering an unforgettable experience for attendees. From April 12th…

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The new original single follows HAYLA’s monstrous hits “Where You Are” and “Shiver” with John Summit, her song “Fall Again,” and more. Today marks a milestone moment for electronic music enthusiasts worldwide as the award-winning artist HAYLA unveils her latest single, “Embers.” With an impressive track record including chart-topping collaborations and solo releases, HAYLA continues to captivate audiences with her powerhouse vocals and infectious tunes. “Embers” follows a series of breakout hits, including her collaborations “Escape” with Kx5 (deadmau5 & Kaskade), two monstrous tracks with John Summit, “Where You Are” and “Shiver,” as well as her solo single “Fall Again.”…

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MSX’s over-200GB library of professional-grade samples will become available to FL Studio users through FL Cloud. Image-Line announced it has acquired MSXII Sound Design, a premium manufacturer of sample packs and sonic tools. As it stands, MSX’s over-200GB library of professional-grade samples will become available to FL Studio users through FL Cloud. FL Studio has been at the forefront of innovation in the digital audio workstation space for over 20 years as the preferred tool for countless hip hop producers, helping shape the sound of the genre for decades by providing an intuitive platform designed for creativity. In 2023, FL…

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On July 19 & 20, Chris Lake brings his Black Book Records brand to NYC for an open-air show at Brooklyn Army Terminal. Things are about to heat up in New York City this summer as iconic British DJ and producer Chris Lake brings his Black Book Records brand to the city for a 2-day open-air showcase. On July 19 & 20, Black Book on the Pier takes over the historic industrial waterfront venue, Brooklyn Army Terminal. The label boss himself will headline the mid-summer spectacle over two days along with top-tier electronic talent, including Chris Lorenzo, Green Velvet, Harry…

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Hot off the heels of a powerful comeback, Kasablanca joins forces with Lane 8 to debut their poignant new single. Kasablanca returns with powerful comeback after one-half of the progressive/melodic techno act, Micky Kasablanca, received a shocking cancer diagnosis in 2023. Now, awaiting news of remission, Kasablanca will debut their poignant new melodic house single “Remission” with This Never Happened’s Lane 8. Seas of fans gathered for Kasablanca’s recent comeback performance at Ultra Music Festival’s LIVE Stage in Miami. During their ensemble at UMF, the duo publicly confirmed the arrival of their upcoming debut LP and premiered the lead single…

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Wynn Nightlife announces the return of its anticipated nighttime pool party series, XS Night Swim at XS Nightclub. Brace yourselves, Las Vegas… Wynn Nightlife has just announced the return of Las Vegas’ original and longest running nighttime pool party. XS Night Swim kicks off its season opener on Sunday, April 28 with the world-renowned DJ and producer, David Guetta. The following Sunday, May 5, XS Night Swim will commemorate over a decade of unrivaled pool parties under the night sky, with an over-the-top anniversary bash featuring the GRAMMY Award-winning artists, RÜFÜS DU SOL(DJ SET). “We’re excited to launch one of Wynn Nightlife’s staple events,” said Ryan Jones, vice president…

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For the annual festival’s first weekend, watch the 6-channel livestream from Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14. Coachella weekend one is already upon us, which also means the return of the festival’s livestream on YouTube. In another annual partnership with YouTube, Coachella will host their 6-channel livestream broadcast during weekend one of the festival. The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2024 begins on Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14. Weekend two takes place from Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21. Among the 6-channel Coachella livestream are the following stages (for weekend one): Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre,…

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The adrenaline-fueled single is available now through her KNTXT label ahead of her two-weekend stint at Coachella. As Charlotte de Witte is revving up for another U.S. tour run, she just dropped her latest single “Roar,” an adrenaline-fueled track. “Roar” releases on Thursday, April 11 through her KNTXT imprint, the explosive new record arrive just in time for Charlotte’s two-weekend run at Coachella ’24. The undisputed techno titan presses forward with her next boundary obliterating, genre-bending, high-octane tune, “Roar,” which signals the progressive evolution of the breakthrough electronic talent. The techno-banger sets the stage for what promises to be de…

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Setting sail in January ’25, Groove Cruise boasts 35+ festival debuts, headliners Eric Prydz, James Hype, MEDUZA, Nicole Moudaber & more. Groove Cruise, the flagship event by Whet Travel, has just unveiled its star-studded lineup for their 2025 edition, which is setting sail from Miami to the new destination of Falmouth, Jamaica from Thursday, January 23 through Monday, January 27, 2025 on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas. The Groove Cruise 2025 marks the 37th sailing, which includes headlining performances from top-tier talent, including Eric Prydz, James Hype, MEDUZA, Nicole Moudaber, and special guest, Seven Lions. What’s at least one each of their acts all have…

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The new single, in collaboration with UK-based Magnus, drops ahead of Vintage Culture’s forthcoming LP ‘Promise Land.’ Brazilian powerhouse DJ and producer, Vintage Culture, has unveiled the next single, “Nothing Ever Changes,” from his hotly-anticipated debut album, Promise Land. Coming to fans fresh off his previous single “Weak,” on “Nothing Ever Changes,” Vintage Culture pairs with UK-based producer, singer & songwriter Magnus to deliver an intensely-ethereal new tune. Starting with a rhythmic foundation, the song progresses with ambient, momentum-building drum patterns that eloquently couple with Magnus’ airy vocals. Vintage Culture elevates the intensity of the pulsating production leading listeners to…

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The VEA (Voice Enhancement Assistant) features three simple controls that are intelligently set by iZotope’s AI technology. Native Instruments brand iZotope has announced the release of iZotope VEA, a new AI-powered Voice Enhancement Assistant for podcasters and content creators. VEA features AI technology that listens first, then enhances audio so creators can feel more confident with their voice and deliver better sounding content. VEA increases clarity, sets more consistent levels, and reduces background noise on any voice recording. For people that are new to audio production, VEA features three simple controls that are intelligently set by iZotope’s AI technology. Those that…

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The platinum music producer and DJ pivots into new sound with singer-songwriter Cuco on their latest collaboration. Following the recent release of his POWERLINE EP, Valentino Khan continues his release run with “Closer,” his brand-new single alongside Cuco. The platinum music producer & DJ joins forces with singer-songwriter Cuco for their latest single, which brings together two different but equally respected, genre-transcending Los Angeles-based artists. Available now (Friday, April 5) through Lovely Day/Imperial Music, “Closer” showcases Valentino’s masterful production, highlighted by swirling synths and intricate beat patterns, which beautifully couple with Cuco’s atmospheric vocals for an indie dance track that…

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From April through October, CircoLoco celebrates 25 years as a champion of the global underground with Ibiza season at DC-10. One of the most reveled underground electronic music staples, CircoLoco, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2024. From April 29 through October 14, the global institution hits Ibiza’s DC-10 this season. What began in 1999 as a Monday after-hours party, CircoLoco has since evolved into a global music brand and veritable lifestyle, catalyzing cultural exchange with the most brilliant minds across art, fashion, and entertainment. Its no-frills approach and forward-thinking lineups have perpetuated the underground spirit of its Balearic roots…

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The brand-new debut collaboration is available now through Moudaber’s Mood imprint. “I Haven’t Felt This Way” is the first-ever and much-anticipated debut collaboration between two legends of the electronic music scene, Nicole Moudaber and Ida Engberg. Available now (March 29), “I Haven’t Felt This Way” sees its official release through Moudaber’s MOOD imprint. These two underground powerhouses and world’s greatest female techno talents have helped pave the way in the dance music scene, and “I Haven’t Felt This Way” is a driving techy tune that’s perfect for any upcoming warehouse party. 2024 is set to be a momentous year for…

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This is the first single release off his forthcoming ‘Hypnotize’ EP dropping next month through Body Hi/Capitol Records. As a global dance music sensation, Alesso continues his run as one of the most successful rising stars in the scene. Cue the release of his latest single “Zig Zag”… and let the track record continue. Out now (March 29) through Body Bi/Capitol Records, the infectious and anthemic “Zig Zag” sets the tone for what’s sure to be an adrenaline-packed season for Alesso. The song also serves as the first single from Alesso’s forthcoming Hypnotize EP, which will be releasing this month. Showcasing…

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The PartyBar Mobile 250 features a variety of effects – pars, derbies and lasers – in addition to wireless DMX control. Mixware brand ColorKey has released three new lighting solutions for mobile entertainers – PartyBar Mobile 150, PartyBar Mobile 250, and PartyBar Pro 1000. An all-in-one wireless battery-powered system, the PartyBar Mobile 150 boasts dynamic color options and multiple control modes. The PartyBar Mobile 250 features a variety of effects – pars, derbies and lasers – in addition to wireless DMX control in its plug-and-play lightshow. Capable of painting the room in a medley of colors, the PartyBar Pro 1000…

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Embracing heavy mid-tempo vibes, Elohim’s latest single is released before her upcoming LP.   Elohim continues with a run of successful singles this year as she releases her latest original, “Tiny Human,” which is available now (Friday, March 29) through Position Music. “Tiny Human” follows the success of “Can’t Remember Your Name,” which was released in January. Elohim continues the waterfall of singles prefacing her forthcoming studio album in “Tiny Human.” Embracing a dark-dance-infused aura, down a similar vein as artists such as Rezz, “Tiny Human,” is a departure-of-sorts from the brightness of what “Can’t Remember Your Name,” brought to…

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The sophomore LP from Anyma (Matteo Milleri of Tale Of Us) is available now through Afterlife Records/Interscope Records. The wait for one of the year’s most anticipated electronic albums is over as Anyma drops his sophomore LP, Genesys II. Available now (Friday, March 29), Anyma (Matteo Milleri of Tale Of Us and co-founder of Afterlife Records) drops his two-disc studio album through Afterlife/Interscope Records. Anyma embarks on a deeper exploration of his signature themes: technology, nature, humanity, and their interconnectedness. Genesys II is a sprawling sonic odyssey, featuring 21 tracks that seamlessly blend Anyma’s melodic brilliance with cutting-edge production. The…

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With a compact, lightweight and weatherized design, EVERSE 12 is a 12-inch, 2-way loudspeaker that boasts a 12-plus hour battery life. Electro-Voice has released the EVERSE 12, a battery-powered, 12-inch, 2-way loudspeaker. EVERSE 12 boasts a maximum SPL rating of 126 dB, low-frequency response reaching deep down to 45 Hz and wide 100- x 60-degree coverage. With a compact, lightweight and weatherized design, EVERSE 12 has a 12-plus hour battery life. Its all-in-one feature set includes QuickSmart Mobile app and Bluetooth true wireless stereo for control and streaming, an onboard mixer, and studio-quality effects. The components are “Powered by Dynacord”…

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The 3-day festival overcame weather obstacles for a triumphant installment at Bayfront Park ahead of 25th anniversary in ’25.   Despite a weekend filled with torrential rain, flooding, thunderstorms, lightning, and tornado watches, Ultra Music Festival 2024 was certainly a memorable edition. From Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24, the annual 3-day fest took over Bayfront Park in Downtown, Miami. Festival organizers faced several challenges this year due to severe weather obstacles, yet they managed to handle each and overcome every hurdle as best as they could – and it showed. Keeping attendees informed through social media for an…

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The Lake George DJ Takeover Music & Arts Festival is a mega music event showcasing musical talent and other creators from all over the East Coast in many genres of music. Get ready for an unforgettable experience at the Lake George DJ Takeover Music and Arts Festival. Prepare to immerse yourself in a whirlwind of beats, creativity, and pure excitement as we transform The Barn at French Mountain into the ultimate party destination. Calling all music enthusiasts, art lovers, and adventure seekers! It’s time to embrace the rhythm of the lake and let the music guide your soul. Whether you’re…

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Adam Beyer, Armin van Buuren, Eric Prydz, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, and more will headline Ultra Europe in July ’24. Ultra continues its global domination with the recently announced phase one lineup for Ultra Europe 2024. Returning to Park Mladezi Stadium in Split, Croatia, this year’s tenth anniversary edition will take place from Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14. Among those slated to perform at the annual summer music festival – and one of Europe’s most anticipated – are headliners Adam Beyer, Armin van Buuren, Boris Brejecha, Eric Prydz, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, and Timmy Trumpet. Additional artists will be announced…

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Dimitri Vegas has become a name synonymous with dance music, and that’s especially true when it’s alongside his brother, Michael Thivaios.   As one of the leading DJ/producer duos on EDM scene, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have not only built an extensive discography and co-founded the hitmaking Smash The House label, but they’ve headlined some of the biggest music festivals around the world. As a duo, they made their debut 15 years ago at Belgium’s world-famous Tomorrowland in 2009 – and the rest is history.  Now, Dimitri Vegas is taking a short break from the duo and making some artistic…

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Balancing Act: Even With Another Big Year on the Horizon, REZZ Insists That Less Is More in ’24.  From her early days as a high-school-dance DJ to headlining major tours and playing festival mainstages, REZZ has come a long way and can now be counted among the electronic-music elite.   Born Isabelle Rezazadeh, the 28-year-old DJ/producer began releasing music in 2015 and boasts a discography that includes five EPs and (very soon) four full-length albums on labels like deadmau5’s Mau5trap and Skrillex’s Owsla. She’s built an ardent fanbase with an ominous, eerie downtempo sound that really has no peer in the…

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Taking place at Hollywood Park in Los Angeles on Aug. 3 & 4, HARD Summer brings Under Construction, Disclosure, REZZMAU5 & many more. HARD Summer Music Festival makes its return to Los Angeles on August 3 & 4 with its 2024 edition. The two-day fest will take place at Inglewood’s Hollywood Park (adjacent to SoFi Stadium) in Los Angeles, California. Organizers have announced the lineup for HARD Summer 2024 – and it’s yet another one for the books. Among those set to perform HARD Summer 2024 are Disclosure, FISHER + Chris Lake: Under Construction, REZZMAU5, Major Lazer, Jamie xx, Nelly…

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“We’re so pleased to introduce the euphonia professional rotary mixer,” said Yoshinori Kataoka, AlphaTheta’s President & CEO. AlphaTheta Corporation announces the release of the euphonia from its AlphaTheta brand, a professional 4-channel rotary mixer that creates an amazingly natural and smooth mixing experience. The euphonia builds on 30 years of audio technology and innovation while paying homage to rotary mixers, which are known for their unique sound quality and playability that enables deep musical immersion. This is the first mixer to bear the AlphaTheta name and it’s the company’s first-ever rotary unit. “We’re so pleased to introduce the euphonia professional…

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There’s an all-star talent roster on deck for the return of ARC to Chicago’s Union Park this Labor Day Weekend (Aug. 30 – Sept. 1). House Comes Home this Labor Day Weekend as ARC Music Festival returns to Union Park in Chicago for a jam-packed 3-day affair. From August 30 through September 1, ARC brings a freshly announced lineup for its return, which includes Armand van Helden, Carl Cox B2B Green Velvet, Charlotte de Witte, Derrick Carter B2B Mark Farina, Detroit Love (Carl Craig B2B Moodymann), Disclosure, Dom Dolla, Gorgon City, Hiroko Yamamura B2B DJ Hyperactive, Honey Dijon, Idris Elba,…

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