The 5,000 capacity Printworks will raise the bar again in Spring 2019 with another carefully curated and innovative series featuring more than 70 artists across 12 huge shows. From January through to the end of March, world-class artists like Ghostface Killah, Roni Size, Derrick Carter, Jocelyn Brown, Cassius, Gorgon City, Eats Everything, Floorplan, Joy Orbison, D Bridge, Calibre, Kerri Chandler, Polo & Pan and many more will all play at the famous venue, with many more shows to be announced in the New Year.
On August 3rd and 4th, Eastern Electrics will return to Morden Park in South London featuring over 80 artists across eight stages. Founded in 2007, Eastern Electrics has become one of the UK’s fastest selling electronic music festivals having been born in a warehouse the festival has grown to larger venues, more stages, and more antics.
In 2017, Eastern Electrics moved from The Hatfield House to Morden Park in South London and featured household names like Seth Troxler, Groove Armada and may others. For 2018, the iconic festival will return to Morden Park collaborating with some of the most well-known and respected house and techno promoters in the UK and the world.
If the headline seems absurd, it’s because it is.
Jamie Jones’ Paradise party series announced its arrival to Los Angeles last month with a line-up that was meant to feature Doc Martin, Skream, Art Department and of course Jamie himself. Scheduled for this afternoon at the city’s Levitt Pavillion at Macarthur Park, the event announced that it is strictly 21+ and all attendees will have their bags searched, a condition dictated by the City and the Los Angeles Police Department.
Sadly, however, it seems like that wasn’t the only condition enforced by local officials. A couple of days ago Paradise announced that Skream and Doc Martin couldn’t make the party due to reasons beyond their control, a familiar PR line used by promoters that could frankly mean a myriad of things.
A little investigation has however brought to light the real reasons for this sudden change. According to our industry sources Skream and Doc Martin were deemed to be “Rave DJs” by local officials, who then imposed that they be removed from the lineup. While we know full well that Skream’s sets are a proper rave, the decision is clearly arbitrary, unnecessary and frankly very misinformed.
The full lineup set to perform today consists of Marques Wyatt, Nathan Barato, Art Department and Jamie Jones.
While nothing official has come out stating the reasons for the cancellation, Skream took to his twitter to point the finger to councilmen and to let fans know that he will be playing a surprise show in LA, which is still unannounced as of right now.
Glad that I can explain why I'm not playing today https://t.co/eEnTG9Yn2k
— Oliver Jones (@I_Skream) May 13, 2017
@kicksnarehighat I’m sorry, it’s completely out of my control.
Blame the council men
— Oliver Jones (@I_Skream) May 13, 2017
ICYMI: Good news is, I’ll still be in LA and will announce a special secret set on Saturday for you all!
— Oliver Jones (@I_Skream) May 13, 2017
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With Miami Music Week now behind us, we collected some of the best live set recordings available for a non-stop 27-plus hour playlist containing everything from house to techno, via tech house and deep house.
Included in the playlist are recordings from performances at the Ultra Carl Cox Megastructure and RESISTANCE stages, as well as from parties around Miami. We will be adding to this throughout the week, so favorite it and share it on your SoundCloud to have it handy!
As scheduled, CRSSD Festival has released its Spring 2017 roster and its possibly its best one to date.
As per previous formats, the San Diego waterfront festival continues with its mission to provide an eclectic experience with emphasis on more “underground” sounds of house and techno, as well as deeper strands of electronic music that aren’t found on other festival main stages.
Positioned at Waterfront Park in the city’s downtown area, CRSSD sold out both of 2016’s editions and with this lineup release looks set to repeat the feat for the third time in a row. Live acts this coming March 4th and 5th include Blood Orange, AlunaGeorge, Recondite, Bob Moses and Dusky making their live debut on the West Coast. Highlights in the house and techno realm include Dystopian boss Rødhåd, Innervisions’ Âme, Scotland’s ever-popular Jackmaster, crafty selector Midland, the wizardry genius of Damian Lazarus, CRSSD alum Skream, 2manydjs and an extended set by Seth Troxler b2b Eats Everything. On the more diverse side of the lineup, the Ocean View stage is set to feature Flume, Snakehips, Giraffage and Duke Dumont.
On top of its music programming and idyllic location, the 21+ festival has also become popular for its craft beer selection, top-tier local gourmet food options and impeccable mixology program.
Tickets will be available on December 27th at noon via CRSSD’s Official Website.
See below for the full Spring 2017 lineup:
Rather than going the traditional route, yesterday we saw how Eastern Electrics decided to release its 2016 roster by making fans play games of PacMan. The marketing ploy worked, with hundreds visiting the site to uncover the names set to appear at the August 6th festival just north of London.
Since, Eastern Electrics confirmed the many names uncovered by releasing its talent-packed lineup. Seth Troxler is once again making his return to the day-long celebration with the day’s headlining set after famously releasing a controversially hilarious promotional video for the festival in 2013. He is joined by Eats Everything, Groove Armada, who will be performing a DJ set, Hot Since 82, Kölsch, The Martinez Brothers, Skream and Steve Lawler as headliners.
Other notable names include Chicago’s Derrick Carter, Moon Harbour Recordings chief Matthias Tanzmann, Cassy, Breach, Boddika, Huxley and Viva Music recording artist Denney.
Skream, Groove Armada and Steve Lawler are set to headline their own curated stages on top of scheduled Do Not Sleep and Black Butter showcases.
You can see the entire line-up below.
Tickets are priced at a low £34.95 right now and are available through the festival’s official website.
This past weekend San Diego saw the return of CRSSD Festival for an entirely Sold-Out weekend. An estimated 15,000 attendees packed out the city’s Waterfront Park for a two-day of music bonanza that featured the who’s who of international house music as well as eclectic acts from the indie electronica world.
Colder-than-usual temperatures didn’t stop the festival from reaching peak attendance, leaving everyone to wonder if CRSSD will expand to three days in the near future or will continue as it has done for the past three editions. It is nothing short of remarkable that the team behind CRSSD has built a sold-out festival in merely a year, in no small part thanks to well-curated line-ups and one of the most beautiful festival setting in the United States.
Things started strong on Day one courtesy of Crosstown Rebels chief Damian Lazarus who took over the City Steps stage with a two hour set of powerful house peppered with tribal sounds.
Next up, it was the turn of Skream , who played not one but five sets over the weekend including a back-to-back with Tom Trago subbing in for a late Loco Dice on Day 2, a surprise back-to-back with Jamie Jones at an after-party and a set each on both Friday and Saturday.
Elsewhere, as the sun begun to set attendees were treated by beautiful performances by Lane 8 at The Palms stage and Ryan Hemsworth at the Ocean View Main Stage.
As the sky turned dark and a blanket of drizzle began to fall, Tiga took over at The Palms with a set that blurred the lines between techno and house while France’s GESAFFELSTEIN delivered with a powerful DJ set of personal production favorites that had the crowd wanting for more.
Depending on your taste, you could choose to end Saturday with Hot Creations boss Jamie Jones at The Palms stage, Cirez D and his signature progressive techno at The City Steps or the increasingly popular Odesza at the main stage. Despite the rain the crowds remained strong to close out the first day of CRSSD.
Overall, things went fairly smoothly throughout the first half of the weekend. Admittedly, large crowds caused some bottlenecks at the bathrooms which CRSSD worked to handle (and only partially did) by adding more porta potties on Sunday and it appeared that sound could be improved at both the City Steps and Palms stages by adding more stacks for those in the back. These are understandable and easily solvable growing pains for a festival that has perhaps expanded more than anyone could have ever expected in such a short period of time.
Sunday started strong, as blue skies took over welcoming thousands back to close out the weekend in style. Dirtybird faithful J.Phlip and Ardalan went back-to-back in front of a large crowd early in the day as Tom Trago handed over the decks to Swiss duo Adriatique at the City Steps.
Oliver Heldens took over the Ocean View stage for one of the day’s most anticipated sets under his Hi-Lo moniker, drawing an unsurprisingly large crowd. A quick walk elsewhere as Green Velvet gave The City Steps his Chicago house treatment and Gorgon City went back-t0-back with Kidnap Kid highlighted just how busy the festival was at sold-out capacity: all three stages were busy with thousands of dancing crazy festival goers.
Regardless, as thousands poured out of Waterfront Park and began to make their way to their chosen after-parties, it became clear that CRSSD Festival has undeniably cut itself a large slice of the pie that is the American festival scene. We look forward to seeing how the festival handles the amazing prospect of expansion in the coming years.