Posted by jewcebox on April 19, 2016
It’s here…it’s finally here! After spending weeks slowly leaking out headliners before unveiling the first and second phases of its lineup, Mysteryland USA has just unveiled the entire thing, and it’s an absolute monster. The New York-based festival has always been known for stepping out of the box when it comes to its musical programming, and this year is no different, as the headliners, Skrillex, Bassnectar, and ODESZA, are joined by some of the underground scene’s biggest stars in Joris Voorn, MK, Mikey Lion, Deep Jesus amongst others. Not only did Mysteryland unveil its world-class lineup, but the festival also announced the return of its prominent speaker series and famed Healing Garden. Those looking for something else at Mysteryland this year need to look no further than the brand new comedy tent hosted by Kyle Mooney. You can take a peep at Mysteryland’s massive lineup below the jump, and make sure to get tickets to the festival here, as $10 of the purchase will go towards providing clean water to the Newark Public School System.
Posted by Tay on April 7, 2016
It’s no secret that we’re pretty big fans of EDX here at FreshNewTracks. There’s no one in dance music quite like the Swiss-based producer, as he blends smooth melodies with a deep groove that he showcases front and center in his productions and in his live sets. The Italian native has been on an absolute tear as of late, touring the North America and Canada on his first-ever NoXcuses vs. Enormous Tunes bus tour that culminated in a jam-packed Miami Music Week. Earlier this year, EDX was named Beatport’s #1 charting artist over everyone from Hardwell and Tiesto, to Maceo Plex and Nicolas Jaar, further cementing his reputation as one of dance music’s elite. Now, EDX is primed to add a few more incredible accolades to his trophy case, as he’s been nominated for 4 EMPO Awards, including Producer of the Year, Remix of the Year for his remix of “Show Me Love”, Best Label, and Best Indie Dance/Nu Disco Artist. EDX may have nothing left to prove in his career, but he’s still showing that he’s at the top of his game.
Posted by Tay on April 7, 2016
Looking for a place to stay in upstate New York for Mysteryland, but you don’t know anyone up there, and camping isn’t an option? Luckily, Mysteryland has got you covered, thanks to a brand new partnership with one of upstate New York’s premier lodging options – the Villa Roma Resort. Located in Catskills, NY, the Villa Roma Resort is an all-inclusive hotel with amenities like room service, a pool, a spa, an ice cream parlor, horseback riding, golf, and more, and all of these incredible activities are available through an exclusive Mysteryland USA travel package. The ID&T-produced festival is offering three distinct packages – Nomad, Premium, and Platinum – and all three packages include a 3 night stay at the Villa Roma Resort, between 2 and 4 tickets, free shuttles to and from the festival, and a limited edition MLUSA flag. Packages are available for those 19+ and 21+ and start at $1800.
Posted by BIGLIFE on March 23, 2016
Ok, there’s been lots of news over the past few months about the end of Soundcloud and we wanted to put together a quick list of our favorite Soundcloud alternatives to check out. With all of the uncertainty, here are some great places to diversify where you’re connecting with fans:
Bandcamp – This has been around for a while now, and a great place to sell music. It definitely lacks some social features like repost’s and comments, but definitely a great place to sell music if you have a loyal fanbase. It might seem a bit old fashioned to use Bandcamp, but it’s a sure thing for selling music.
Mixcloud – An amazing place to post mixes, maybe not the best place to put all of your music, but a great home for your mixes. Lots of radio shows and DJ’s are using it and seems like an obvious fit for your set.
Fanburst – The newcomer we recently discovered with an awesome way to share Albums and EP’s. The best part about Fanburst is that it’s totally free and has a powerful set of analytics tools. Definitely worth checking out, it’s pretty much Soundcloud but free for artists.
YouTube – Let’s not forget about the king of music and video sharing, with the recent launch of YouTube Red and a massive user base, Youtube is a tip top place to put your music. While YouTube lacks some social features, it makes up in the userbase. YouTube should definitely be in your swiss army knife of services.
Posted by VMan on March 8, 2016
The South African producer Haezer has a lot going on right now. He’s just released an EP through Kannibalen Records, he’s announcing his European tour, and he’s just purchased a club in Cape Town that has already seen DJs like Skrillex and Habstrakt. Release wise, Haezer dropped his Hard Rollers EP, a three track project that features his illustrious collaboration with Russian producer Proxy. The EP features Haezer’s dark electro crossover style that he has continuously been shaping since signing with Kannibalen. Each of these tracks would be killer live, which must be why Haezer is itching to get started with his European tour that will start in Switzerland in April. Check out the dates below, and make sure to head over to iTunes to grab this dope EP.
23/04 – Dark Room: Luzern, Switzerland
29/04 – Smoke N Cherry: Landshut, Germany
30/04 – So Not Berlin: Munich, Germany
04/05 – Warehouse w/ Borgore: St. Pölten, Austria
05/05 – Batofar: Paris, France
06/05 – Ruhestörung: Kufstein, Austria
12/05 – Beat Definition: Ilemenau, Germany
13/05 – Dirty Trip: Hamburg, Germany
14/05 – Sky Club: Leipzig, Germany
19/05 – Les Electropicales, Saint-Denis, La Réunion
+ More dates TBA
Haezer – Hard Rollers EP: Purchase on iTunes
Posted by Tay on February 22, 2016
There’s no denying that what Gryffin has accomplished in the last year is impressive. The NYC-based multi-instrumentalist was the man behind some of the year’s biggest remixes with his uplifting and anthemic takes on Tove Lo, Maroon 5, BANKS, and more, before he capped the year with the release of his “Heading Home,” his debut original production. Gryffin was even able to parlay the success of “Heading Home” into two sell-out shows in Los Angeles and New York for his inaugural live performances. Now, with his live show complete and some serious wind in his sails, Gryffin is ready to set off on his “Heading Home” live tour, which will send the talented house maestro to major cities across the US and Canada like San Francisco, Toronto, Washington D.C., and more. Gryffin’s “Heading Home” live tour promises to bring the musicianship and artistry that has come to define his music to a larger-than-life club setting, while still maintaining the energy of a dance set.
Purchase tickets to Gryffin’s “Heading Home” live tour here.