Artists announced for Moondance and Sunborn Festival

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The dance line up for the Moondance and Sunborn Festival has been revealed.

The Frantic tent will play host to Dave Pearce, Lisa Pin Up, Andy Farley, K90 and Billy Daniel Bunter.

The Freedom 2 Dance arena will feature Seb Fontaine, Brandon Block & Alex P and Nicky Holloway.

The festival also includes areas devoted to drum & bass, old skool, jungle and UK garage.

In total, there will be over 100 artists, 6 arenas, fairground rides, a VIP area, an official after party and 15,000 ravers.

The Festival will take place in Hainault Forest Country Park in Greater London on Sunday 1 July 2018. Tickets are available via: www.moondancefestival.co.uk

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Groundbreaking dance music show returns to UK radio

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The pioneering dance music show which gave many current artists their first big break is returning to UK radio.

Dance Anthems, presented by Dave Pearce, will feature classic tracks from the 90s and 00s as well as new music.

Pearce was part of the original Kiss 100 team and hosted Dance Anthems on BBC Radio 1 for over 10 years. During this time he championed the emerging sound of trance and laid the foundations for the huge success of EDM in the UK.

“I’m pleased to be bringing back my authentic Dance Anthems show to listeners in the UK. There really is a huge demend in clubs and festivals right now for the exciting dance music from the 90s and 00s, much of which I was lucky enough to help break first time round with my original Dance Anthems show,” commented Pearce.

“I’m also looking forward to spinning a few new tracks that are huge in the clubs for me right now but are often not getting the exposure they deserve on other UK stations.”

The new show will air on MKFM in Milton Keynes and The Beat in Brighton, Birmingham and Norwich as well as stations yet to be announced.

TheEDMblog – top 10 dance tracks – May 2018

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Ten of the best tracks around at the moment as chosen by TheEDMblog:

  1. Secondcity & Makree – Never Been In Love (Nothing Else Matters)
  2. Duke Dumont ft. Ebenezer – Inhale (Virgin EMI)
  3. Kylie – Stop Me From Falling (PBR Streetgang remix) (BMG)
  4. Years & Years – Sanctify (Gerd Janson remix) (Polydor)
  5. De Hofnar ft. Son Of Patricia – Goin Down (Armada Deep)
  6. Yves Larock – Tralala (Facial Records)
  7. Oliver Smith ft. Amy J Pryce – Lovingly (Anjunabeats)
  8. Antolini & F.Zeta vs Skoopman & Phab – Mellah (IHU Records)
  9. Vinyl Convention – The Promise You Made (Antony Reale remix) (Glamorama Records)
  10. Michael Milov – Alarm (Maratone Music)

You can’t beat a good Kylie remix.

If the first single is anything to go by, the new Years & Years album sounds amazing.

Oliver Smith produces something special for Anjunabeats.

And for unashamed fun listen to the Michael Milov.

Enjoy!

New chance to be part of The Cause

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New independent venue The Cause has launched a crowdfunding campaign as it seeks to stem the tide of London’s nightclub closures.

The aim is to create a new self-built arts and event space in Tottenham, north London, with a quality sound system and a large focus on the local community.

The crowdfunding campaign needs to raise £30,000 to complete the venue. Some of the perks which can be purchased with a donation include recording a mix in the club, the chance to play on the sound system and £100 worth of drinks for £50.

After completion of the project, The Cause will operate a membership scheme to cover the costs of running the club and raise money for local charities. The charity partners include Mind in Haringey, the Campaign Against Living Miserably and Help Musicians UK.

The Cause will celebrate the launch of the new campaign with a special party on Friday 13 April 2018 featuring performances from an American house music legend (yet to be revealed), the mysterious Tusk Wax, modern acid house artists Posthuman and more acts to be announced.

“After putting on some of London’s best underground parties for years we want to harness our network and create a space for the London dance music community,” says Stuart Glen, co-founder.

“The Cause is designed from the ground up to give back to people around us. Creative and inspiring at its core, The Cause is a DIY love child of Eugene Wild (co-founder) and a fight against the club closures across the capital, all while helping others.”

Sign up for tickets to the party via: http://www.supportthecause.co.uk.

Contribute to the crowdfunding campaign via: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-the-cause–5#/

One Strange Rock

Grammy award-winning artist, DJ, composer and producer Zedd has released a new video featuring a performance of his original composition One Strange Rock.

Directed by the Edwards Brothers and produced by Evolve Studio, the video finds Zedd at a grand piano in the middle of an ominous cave that comes to life.

The composition was inspired by the National Geographic series of the same name which tells the story of earth from the perspective of astronauts who have seen it from outer space. The 10-part series is hosted by Will Smith and executive produced by filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and producer Jane Root.

The video is the last of four released to accompany the series. The first film premiered the original composition and featured footage from the series. The second captured a conversation between Zedd and former astronaut Leland Melvin, while the third took viewers into the recording studio where Zedd shared his creative process and techniques. All four films can be watched on National Geographic’s YouTube page.

Zedd is currently on his 2018 Asia Club Tour and his latest single, The Middle, continues to hold the #1 spot at Top 40 Radio in the US for the second consecutive week.

TheEDMblog – top 10 tracks – April 2018

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After a hiatus TheEDMblog is back with ten of the best tracks around at the moment:

  1. Above & Beyond ft. Justine Suissa – Cold Feet (Anjunabeats)
  2. Dosem – Not A Coincidence (Anjunadeep)
  3. Foggy – Come Into My Dream (Alex Moreno club mix) (Pulsive Recordings)
  4. Carl Nunes & TripL – Better World (Zaa extended remix) (Armada Trice)
  5. Jamiroquai – Summer Girl (Gerd Janson New Beat mix) (Virgin EMI)
  6. Pete K ft. CAYO – Insomnia (Release Records)
  7. Jaekin – Everything Done One (Original mix) (Leap4rog Music)
  8. Super8 & Tab – Cosmo (Armada Music)
  9. Standerwick & Haliene – Deep End (Intro mix) (Armind)
  10. OMAIR ft. Hydrah – Dreamcatcher (Kaneis extended intrumental remix) (OHM Music)

Some great tunes amongst that selection.

Above & Beyond are classy as always, the mix of Jamiroquai is great and the Pete K ft. CAYO – Insomnia is a sure fire hit record.

Special mention goes to the wonderful track by Standerwick & Haliene.

Enjoy!

Dave Pearce celebrates the golden era of trance

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The creator of one of the UK’s best known and well loved dance music radio shows has compiled a new album celebrating the golden era of trance.

Dave Pearce was the host of BBC Radio 1’s Dance Anthems during a period when it received acclaim from dance fans around the country and pioneered the emerging sound of trance.

Without his support and the huge number of dance music fans reached by the show many of today’s household names might never have found an audience.

The new three CD mix compilation features tracks well known to passionate dance fans including Paul van Dyk – For An Angel, Faithless – We Come One, Robert Miles – Children, Binary Finary – 1999 and Chicane – Saltwater.

In addition, there are lesser known tracks which have featured in Pearce’s specialist trance sets at events including Trance Sanctuary at The Egg in Kings Cross and The Gallery at Ministry of Sound in south London. These include Orkidea – Beautiful, ATN – Miss A Day and The Mystery – Fever.

“It’s been a labour of love putting this mix collection together,” says Pearce.

“It has brought back so many wonderful memories like watching 50,000 clubbers go completely nuts to Mauro Picotto – Lizard when I dropped it at the infamous Millennium Dome Ministry of Sound rave.”

“I will never forget the sense of anticipation when I first played OceanLab – Satellite at the Escape in Swansea after I signed it to my NuLife label.”

“Other fond memories include appearing in the video for Push – The Legacy at my night at Eden in Ibiza, giving Tiesto his first live BBC Radio 1 dj set and playing tunes like the beautiful Yahel – Devotion at Ministry of Sound.”

“This really was an incredible era to be a dj and clubber. The sense of euphoria and togetherness in the big trance nights was overwhelming. It is sad to see the state of the British club scene today. Give me somebody going nuts with a glowstick on a podium over somebody shuffling in a corner on their mobile phone any day!”

Dave Pearce Trance Anthems will be released on Friday 30 March 2018 as a CD, digital download and via streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify.

For further information about Pearce’s live events visit: http://www.davepearce.co.uk.

Army of artists announced for Creamfields 2018

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Creamfields have announced the line-up for the 2018 festival.

On Friday 24 August, Carl Cox, Armin van Buuren, Fedde Le Grand, Andy C and Sander van Doorn are due to perform.

On Saturday 25 August, Axwell & Ingrosso, Above & Beyond, Steve Angello, Grum, Laidback Luke and Pete Tong will be on the decks.

On Sunday 26 August, it is the turn of Tiesto, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Eric Prydz, Alesso, Armand van Helden, Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Aly & Fila and Paul Oakenfold.

Creamfields takes place over August bank holiday weekend and sees over 300 artists perform across 30 stages in front of a crowd of 70,000 people.

Tickets for the event, which takes place in Daresbury in Cheshire, are available now via http://www.creamfields.com.

New track from Sweden

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Producer and DJ Dreamell has released a new track called My Love featuring the vocals of Ida Berg.

Her previous releases have been played by radio stations in Italy, Norway and the UK and featured in the Swedish Dance Charts and the iTunes Top 100.

Her first single – Deeper – was released in 2015 and was quickly followed by tracks including Nobody But You, Remember, Come Closer and Tonight.

As well as her work in production, Dreamell has dj-ed at clubs including Berns & Sturecompagniet, Palace and Le Bon Palais.

Based in Stockholm, Dreamell has been described as the “future of Swedish EDM”.

Creamfields opens new chapter in China

Creamfields, in partnership with Live Nation Electronic Asia, are expanding their schedule of events and festivals in China.

The brand plans to host a series of one and two day concerts featuring some of the biggest names in electronic dance music in cities including Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Xiamen.

“Having staged club events across Asia over the years and following the huge success of the Creamfields Hong Kong and Taipei shows last year, we are looking forward to taking the brand to the next level with Live Nation Electronic Asia and making an even bigger impression on an exciting and ever-growing market,” said Scott Barton, Managing Director of Cream.

The plans include a series of Cream Presents shows in Wuhan, Hangzhou, ChangSha, Shenzhen and Chongqing.

Acts already confirmed for the first event in the schedule – Creamfields Guangzhou in April – include Axwell & Ingrosso, DJ Snake, Don Diablo and Aly & Fila.

“I appreciate the love and support we get from Cream and all the fans across Asia.  I believe in 2018 Creamfields China will open a new chapter in China’s electronic dance music history,” commented Jim Wong, Managing Director of Live Nation Electronic Asia.

For more information on each of the shows visit: http://www.livenationelectronic.asia