News | Billboard Hot 100 Festival Announces 2016 Lineup Featuring Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix, and More

Posted by on May 18, 2016

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Coming off the success of their inaugural festival, Billboard’s renowned Hot 100 Music Festival is making its triumphant return to New York City this summer, welcoming over 40 top-tier artists spread across three stages. This year’s festival will be headlined by the likes of Calvin Harris, Ariana Grande, and J. Cole, with a slew of undercard artists stellar enough to rival even some of the biggest festivals in the country. With artists like Gryffin, Madeon, Prince Fox, Niykee Heaton, and more, all slated to play at Nikon Jones Beach Theater this summer, Billboard’s Hot 100 Music Festival is one you don’t want to miss. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, but if you have a presale code, you can get them here.

News | The 2016 Mysteryland Lineup Is Officially Complete

Posted by on April 19, 2016

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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.

News | EDX Continues His Dance Music Domination With 4 EMPO Award Nominations

Posted by on April 7, 2016

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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.

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News | Mysteryland USA Announces Travel Packages With Villa Roma Resort

Posted by on April 7, 2016

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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.

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FYI, News | Best Soundcloud Alternatives for 2016

Posted by on March 23, 2016

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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.

Electro-House, House, News | Haezer Drops New Kannibalen Records EP & Announces Tour

Posted by on March 8, 2016

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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
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News | The Indy 500 Snake Pit has been released and it’s Huge!

Posted by on March 6, 2016

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“The Indy 500 Snake Pit Presented by Coors Light is proud to announce the official lineup for 2016! Global electronic music icon SKRILLEX will headline, along with support by fast-rising superstar MARTIN GARRIX, popular acts ZEDS DEAD, and West Coast hip-hop producer, DJ MUSTARD. The Snake Pit will take place over Memorial Day Weekend, on Sunday, May 29th, during the monumental 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.” (via ReactPresents)

The biggest race in the States now has one of the biggest lineups to match it. The Snake Pit, which takes place on the infield of the historic racing site, is becoming one of the main attractions for the race. With names like Skrillex and Zeds Dead for this year, and others such as A-Trak, Steve Aoki, and Kaskade playing in years past, its easy to understand why it’s becoming so popular. May 29th cannot come soon enough: Memorial Day, racing, and loud music, it doesn’t get any better than this. Follow the link here and below to purchase tickets now!

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