Featured | Watch Billboard’s Fascinating Video Series, The Real Ibiza

Posted by on August 3, 2016

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One of the prime destinations for all things dance music, the beautiful island of Ibiza has dazzled and captivated tourists, DJs, and residents for decades. Growing into something much bigger than itself, Ibiza has become a gateway for round-the-clock clubbing and incomparable music experiences.  The destination has attracted everyone from college kids to celebrities, and continues to offer an experience so unique that it simply could never be matched by another location.

As the island struggles with its increasingly stricter laws and scandals, there’s no questioning that its heavy impact on the dance music world will remain.  Billboard Dance sat down with people who have lived to see Ibiza become what it is today, sharing their thoughts and stories on Billboard’s first original video series, “The Real Ibiza.”  Watch above!



Deep House | EDX Drops ‘Touch Her, Feel Her EP’ on Enormous Tunes

Posted by on July 13, 2016

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If you’re a true house music fan it’s highly likely that you’ve heard of EDX. This Swiss producer has been around for two decades, cultivating his sound and gaining recognition worldwide as one of today’s leading house music artists. EDX has continued to impress fans with his anthemic releases, and it’s hard not to see why he entered this year as Beatport’s #1 top charting artist of 2015. To preserve his reputation, he’s keeping himself busy this summer with a packed schedule of international touring and new music, including a coveted weekly residency at Privilege Ibiza.

Now, adding to the hype, he’s released his newest EP Touch Her, Feel Her on his very own Enormous Tunes imprint. The titular track of the EP is a cinematic explosion of deep, grooving bass lines and oscillating percussion, while the second track “Goombah” is a pulsing club-ready gem that will have you dancing until sunrise.

Listen above or get your own copy on Beatport.

Remix | Nick Martin’s “Looking For Love” Gets The Remix Treatment

Posted by on July 13, 2016

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Artist-on-the-rise Nick Martin is continuing his journey in becoming the next huge house music producer from the Greek isle. For the past six years, he’s played across Europe’s underground scene with his glorified house/tech house rhythms. Now, desiring a new turn in his career, Nick Martin is pursuing a robust, melodic house sound that is well-worth listening to and perfect for the summer season. His recent single “Looking For Love” ft. Nat Dunn is characteristic of both his musical expertise and an impressive demonstration of his quickly ascending status.

As he’s playing his way through his ongoing summer tour, Nick Martin has found the time to release the remix package of “Looking For Love” from newcomers Culiner and Dirty Freqs. LA-based artist Culiner infuses the piece with a riotous fusion of trap and drum and bass rhythms, while fellow Los Angeles duo Dirty Freqs turns the original into a spectacular club-ready cut.

Check out the remixes above and download them for free here.

Nick Martin will also be performing around his homeland this summer with a new string of tour dates. Don’t miss out!



Deep House | The Magician Brings The Magic With His “Fantasy” Remix

Posted by on September 17, 2015

Coming off a show at Martin Solveig’s “My House” series at Cafe Mambo in Ibiza, The Magician drops an unexpected remix of Alina Barraz & Galimatias’s massive “Fantasy” tune originally teased back in April on Magic Tape 51. The Magician’s remix is yet another masterpiece, bringing his unique style to an already awesome tune. Also, keep an eye out for The Magician’s “Tobtok & Alex Mills – Shelter” remix.

News | Hardwell Returns to Ushuaïa Ibiza for 2015 Summer Residency and Brand New Event – Hardwell’s Carnival

Posted by on May 18, 2015

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While the dawn of summer in America is the unofficial kickoff to festival season, summer in Europe signals the beginning of Ibiza’s renowned pool party season. Each year, hundreds of thousands of passionate dance music fans make the trek to the dance-centric island off of the coast of Spain to catch one of the many superstar DJs who hold a residency at one of Ibiza’s many nightclubs. This week, Hardwell announced his return to Ibiza for his second summer residency at the Ushuaia Beach Hotel, the world’s largest open air nightclub. Picking up right where he left off at the end of 2014, Hardwell is bringing an exclusive event series to the island paradise – Hardwell’s Carnival.

Featuring a handpicked lineup of exciting, up-and-comers in addition to a slew of superstar DJs as well, Hardwell’s Carnival will be a show by the Dutch titan that has never been seen before. Stilt walkers, masquerades, and carnage-creators will all be venturing around Ushuaia, much like any regular carnival. Hardwell’s Carnival kicks off on June 23rd, and will take place every Tuesday, and you can get tickets here.

Interviews, Progressive House | Exclusive: Don Diablo’s Top 5 Startlight Moments

Posted by on March 21, 2014

Don Diablo has been a vet of the game for some time now, but only now getting his due. He is a testament that overnight success take 5-10 years. His single with Matt Nash “Starlight (Could You Be Mine) from the summer was a big hit across the festival circuit and is getting a re-release. To celebrate, Don Diablo has told us his top 5 “Starlight” moments that include moments from Ibiza and the feeling of being accepted by “Axtone”. “Starlight” has been re-released on Ultra this week, so if you never picked it up go and do so now. Read those “Starlight” moments after the jump.

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Deep House | Lissat & Voltaxx, Marc Fisher – Groovejet (Andrey Exx & Fomichev Remix)

Posted by on November 22, 2013


Today our guest writer Rebecca was bed ridden and hungover. You know what that means? Endless hours to explore music on the Internet! Here she brings us one of her favorite findings.

The year was 2000 and I was bouncing around the playground in my red, fake suede platform sandals with a golden Chinese symbol on each foot (mum thought the even taller, more Spice Girls-esque, glittery ones were not age appropriate), my white baggy capri pants made some unidentified crisp material, my printed bright colored mesh t-shirt and my hair in two buns on the head, held up by fluffy scrunchies.

If there would be a soundtrack to this scenery, it would be “Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) – Radio Edit,” by the Italian DJ Spiller. I remember listening to that song in our cool 90’s Volvo, on my cool CD-player, at the cool discos in elementary school serving soda and potato chips. I thought at that time the track was by Kylie Minouge; she was my goddess so all cool stuff just had to have something to do with her, it was pure logic.

In 2000, I’d never heard about the genre “house.” Everything to me was pop, including “Groovejet,” but as it turns out, I actually was a little house lover already back then. Man, now I wished my parents had shipped me to Ibiza during the late 90’s, when the legends were all young and fresh, the lip gloss was too glossy and the sunglasses too tinted. I would take it all in, subconsciously as a 5-year-old, and be imprinted. This would naturally make me a DJ genius today. It’s just psychology and wishful thinking.

It took 13 years before someone brought the nostalgic house hit into the light again and made a remix of it that is EVEN better than the original. Lissat & Voltaxx, Marc Fisher – Groovejet (Andrey Exx & Fomichev Remix) made it to an honorable 3rd place on the Beatport top 10 list, and it’s no. 1 of the list in my neon coloured, hollographic 90’s kid heart.