Posted by VMan on February 4, 2016
Festicrates.com is a dance music subscription box that is curated to the interests of multiple fan groups within the scene. Essentially, you input your gender and select a box suited to your interest, and FestiCrates will send you a variety box of items to your door monthly, curated to you.
The boxes can be purchased month-to-month, or more long term. The longer you invest the larger discount you get.
At the same time, Festicrates has opened up a store where a large amount of accessories and clothing can be per-ordered.
Looks like orders on both fronts won’t be shipping until April, but the premise looks promising. Learn more about FestiCrates from their socials and video above.
Posted by Tay on January 21, 2016
North America – get ready, because Oliver Heldens is on his way. The twenty-year-old, Dutch phenom just announced a 12-stop bus tour with stops across United States and Canada that will kick off on February 24th in Denver, before making his way across the states with stops in Washington DC, Montreal, Dallas, Miami and more. Heldens has become a festival mainstay in the last few years, playing around the world at EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland, Ultra, and more, but he’s showing everyone that he is just as comfortable in an intimate club setting as he was on massive festival mainstage. Heldens will be joined by the progressive house maestro, Throttle, and his fellow countrymen, Zonderling, on the tour, in addition to support from SNBRN in Washington DC and Boston. Tickets to Oliver’s bus tour stops are available for purchase here.
Posted by jewcebox on December 21, 2015
After a year consisting of a world tour, chart-topping productions, most recently his remix of The Avener’s “We Go Home,” and a handful No Xcuses parties, house mainstay, EDX, is hitting the road in 2016 for a 15-stop North American bus tour. His famed radio show and event brand, No Xcuses, is partnering with the influential label, Enormous Tunes for the month-long journey. The merry crew of performers on this tour includes EDX, Nora En Pure, Croatia Squad and Antonio Giacca, along with some special guests from the No Xcuses and Enormous Tunes squad. They’ll kick off the tour at A.I. in Washington DC, and hit some major US and Canadian cities along the way before closing out on the west coast. See the full list of dates after the jump and buy tickets here.
Posted by VMan on December 20, 2015
There are few times where a story goes beyond the music / product / festival, and it is those times I am happy to share most about.
Emazing Lights, known around the word for their foundation of the gloving movement, their Shark Tank appearance, and sister clothing company iHeartRaves, has got the internet buzzing about one fan’s life that’s been changed forever from gloving. His name is Matthew.
Matthew deals with cerebral palsy and a paraplegic disability. He is only 17. Like any American with a disability at school, students and life in general isn’t always kind to people in Matthew position; but it was one action from a single individual that changed his life.
After seeing Matthew casually practicing arm and finger whips and dance motions, his brother suggested that he get into gloving.
One glove set and a handful of practice sessions later, Matthew was deep into a new hobby that not only brought a new form joy and happiness into his life, but also improved cognitive abilities once hindered by his disorders.
Shocked, Matthew’s parents contacted Emazing Lights to tell them how there son’s finger dexterity and arm mobility improved. This connection between EL and Matthews family inspired a series of actions which will now have an impact that reaches far beyond the two groups.
After meeting the CEO and learning about the new, but unanticipated medical benefits of Gloving, Emazing Lights has started a charity initiative entitled “Glove 4 Glove” which boast a massive, but noble undertaking: for every glove set sold, Emazing Lights will donate one glove set to someone in need.
If that’s not an inspiring story, I don’t know what is. Emazing Lights has set a standard that other EDM accessory companies should strive for.
The Glove 4 Glove initiative is well underway. To learn about G4G or how Matthew’s life has changed, follow the links below.
Posted by jewcebox on December 17, 2015
Even with an extensive resume filled with chart-topping tracks, renowned awards, international touring schedules, a successful record label, and collaborative work with a laundry list of dance music’s finest, Dutch dance icon, Hardwell, continues to surprise us. On December 13, he threw a massive party for the books – the record books, that is. With 70,000 fans on his personal guest list, the Mumbai event went down in history as “World’s Biggest Guest List,” proving that music has the innate ability to unite people. In addition to the tens of thousands of fans who attended the event, an additional 10 million people tuned in for the livestream from nearly 80 countries. For fans who were stuck across the Pacific Ocean for the event, Hardwell is bringing his famed Revealed bus tour back to North America for a 2016 tour, kicking off at the end of February. With labelmates, Kill the Buzz and Thomas Newson, he’ll take on 11 US and Canadian cities for the biggest edition of the brand’s bus tour to date. See the full list of tour dates below and get tickets here.
News | Hardwell Announces United We Are Remixed featuring W&W, Bingo Players, Armin van Buuren, and More
Posted by jewcebox on November 25, 2015
As 2015 comes to a close, Hardwell is showing no signs of slowing down. In December, he is striving to break the record for world’s largest personal guest list with a special charity show in Mumbai, by offering up 100,000 spots on his list, free of charge. But first, he’s teaming up with a slew of his dance music friends on United We Are Remixed, which is due out on December 4th. The album features re-imagined versions of his original tracks from some dance music heavyweights and rising Revealed stars to bring the album to another level. Bingo Players infuses his energetic sound to “Follow Me,” while Chocolate Puma works “Eclipse” into a percussive house anthem. Featuring remixes from Armin van Buuren, W&W, Vicetone, DallasK, Frontliner, KURA, and many more, the record makes us fall in love with each memorable track all over again.
Pre-order United We Are Remixed here.
News | Hardwell Joins Armin Van Buuren As First DJs To Receive Action Figure Ahead of His Record-Breaking Mumbai Show
Posted by jewcebox on November 20, 2015
You know dance music has come a long way when some of the genre’s top artists are immortalized alongside some of music’s most legendary artists, like Elvis Presley, KISS, The Beatles, and Michael Jackson. Hardwell and Armin van Buuren are two of the biggest dance artists in the world, but they’re parlaying their success into mainstream appeal with their own personalized action figures. The “Off the Hook” collaborators become the first DJs to receive their own action figures, which you can get here. In addition, Hardwell is gearing up for the biggest show of his career in Mumbai on December 19th, when he will be playing a free show to 100,000 lucky fans who were able to register for a spot on the Dutch titan’s personal guest list. The 100,000 mark would be a new Guinness World Record for world’s biggest guest list – another accomplishment for the Revealed Recordings don – as he is celebrating the launch of his United We Are Foundation, which is looking to educate India’s impoverished youth. You can find more information on the World’s Biggest Guest List show and pledge to the cause here.