GTA’s Final 3 Night Stand of 'Death to Genres' Tour

Just when you thought the dance music community would need some good ol’ fashioned R&R after Miami Music Week, GTA’s got you thinking again. While you may know them best for their ‘Red Lips’ collab with Skrillex or their ‘Intoxicated’ collab with Martin Solveig, these Miami boys have been on the scene for nearly a decade, breaking genre barriers every step of the way.

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Starting this Friday night, LA’s Echoplex will be the final of five locations to host a triple header show by GTA on their Death to Genres tour, boasting a multitude of genres each night. That’s right LA, you’ve got three, that’s T-H-R-E-E chances to catch the unstoppable duo this weekend all while picking your preferred poison. And if for some reason that’s not motivation enough, we just dare you to check out Vol. 3 of their ‘Death To Genres’ EP, which hosts features from the likes of Dillon Francis, Baauer, Anna Lunoe, Wax Motif and many more.

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Whether you’re a house head, rap head, bass head, or trap head, GTA’s got something for everyone. Don’t miss your chance to watch them prove it this weekend.

Good times ahead indeed, fellas.

Canadian EDM Superstar Excision to headline the 2018 Ever After Music Festival in Kitchener

Toronto, ON (February 20, 2018) - One of Canada’s most highly anticipated music festivals, EverAfter Music Festival is back for it’s fourth consecutive year, with Canadian EDM heavy-hitter Excision headlining the jam-packed lineup. Taking place in Kitchener’s Bingemans (425 Bingemans Centre Drive) from June 8 to 10, the three-day extravaganza will also include unforgettable performances from Claude VonStrokeFlux PavilionDoctor PIllenium, and many more. Marking the unofficial kick-off to summer, Ever After Music Festival is the ultimate escape from the daily hustle and concrete jungle, to the scenic landscapes of Bingemans where festival goers are transported to a utopian fairytale-themed paradise. The Ever After experience is unlike any other, where festival goers can expect theatrical performers, theme inspired dancers, state-of-the-art stage productions, exclusive VIP lounges as well as a waterpark, midway, games, and variety of vendors. Combining stunning visuals and high class performances, Ever After consistently brings in some of the biggest international EDM performers with previous headliners including ZEDDSkrillexBASSNECTARDiploDJ Snake and more. Quickly cementing themselves as one of the country’s top music events, EverAfter Music Festival attracts upwards of 40,000 festival goers from around the world.

“We strive to give an unparalleled, world class festival experience. We’re constantly on the pulse of the EDM scene and work to provide a line-up that combines a mix of emerging acts and EDM superstars,”says Ever After’s organizer Gabriel Mattacchione, President of Beyond Oz Productions Inc. “Ever After is an immersive, uncompromising musical experience. This year is guaranteed to be the most memorable one yet.”

Back due to popular demand, back-to-back (B2B) sets will be returning to the festival again this year, giving DJs the chance to share the stage and perform together for an incredible fan experience. This year,Ever After has planned a whopping seven B2B sets including Zomboy and Skism,  Flux Pavilion and Doctor PMidnight T and Megalodon, and more. Canadian EDM superstar Excision will be closing out the festival, which is guaranteed to be a huge spectacle of lights and killer bass - a true basshead’s dream. Excision has wowed crowds at festivals all over the world, and will now be returning back to home turf for a homecoming fans definitely won’t want to miss.

In addition to their incredible setlist, festival goers can also enjoy Ever After’s onsite waterpark, midway and games including inflatable football, a WipeOut obstacle course and more. For those who want the ultimate weekend getaway, the festival also offers offsite camping packages within a short walking distance of festival grounds so Ever After adventurers can keep the party going all night. In partnership with Unity Travel, campsites will be available in addition to cabins, containers, and RV spots for non-campers. Ever After prides itself for going above and beyond for EDM lovers music, by providing an exceptional weekend long festival experience. With incredible performances that will keep festival goers’ fists pumping and dancing day and night, Ever After Music Festival looks forward to pulling off  their biggest festival to date.

Tickets to the festival can be purchased by visiting www.everafterfest.com.

Tickets range from:

  • General one-day pass, $70.00
  • General three-day pass, $139.00
  • General three-day Rabbit Hole pass, $159.00 - Rabbit Hole pass allows for expedited entry into the festival and faster service at festival vendors, bars and rides.
  • VIP three-day pass, $184.00

Lucidity Festival Lineup Brings Fresh New Energy

SANTA YNEZ, CA — Lucidity aims to break barriers, set trends, and take a cutting edge approach to music bookings. The Lucidity lineup offers participants a chance to discover new favorites, explore up-and-coming artists and genres, and sample a taste of the festival season ahead.

The festival’s Booking Manager, James Spektrum, shares his excitement about the lineup: “We try to take a fresh approach to our lineup from year to year while still retaining the base identity that Lucidity has built up to this point. I feel like diversification is pretty key to retaining that vibe. We have Global and ‘West Coast’ Bass Music, Dubstep, Drum and Bass, House, Techno and just a touch of Psy. We really try to be conscious of curating and crafting a vibe that progresses throughout the day and from day to day.”

The eclectic mix of music on the Lucidity lineup is the delicious icing on a multi-layered cake of rich content offered at the weekend event in the hills above Santa Barbara. This intimate event allows the opportunity to discover hidden gems, where familiar favorites get sprinkled in with new surprises. The Lucidity Festival music lineup will no doubt inspire dancing, connection, and peak experiences no matter which stage attendees wander up to.

So who’s worth checking out this year at Lucidity Festival 2018: Rising Dawn? Topping the bill for the Lucid Stage is three time DMC world turntable-ist champion DJ Craze. This year they will bring in international artists like Spectrasoul from the UK along with Fracture, who is especially known for his high energy sets and cutting edge track selection. Both acts are tearing up the European and US Drum & Bass and Half Time scenes along with the off kilter funk of Shield from Denmark. And to round out the international artists is Basscoast's own The Librarian will be playing some deep cuts from her crates. Supporting acts pack in the flavor of this musical cornucopia, but that’s just the beginning.

On the Alive Stage, Afrolicious will represent the funk, along with Five Alarm Funk and many more. Dustin Thomas, Hot Buttered Rum, Iya Terra, and Liberation Movement will be sharing the spotlight and mixing up live music genres from reggae to bluegrass and beyond.

The bass and house beats at The Nook Stage will keep Lucidity Lovers dancing into the wee hours. Headlining this stage are Ardalan, J. Phlip, Mark Farina, Truth, DMVU, The Widdler and many more talented acts spanning all kinds of booty shakin’ bass of techno, house, dubstep and trap. This is where unfamiliar names become new favorites as the hours melt away on the dance floor. Check out Lucidity Festival on Soundcloud and give each stage playlist a listen.

There is much to be explored beyond the musical acts that grace the stages. Learning opportunities, yoga and movement, art and creative endeavors, community and even shenanigans await music lovers at Lucidity Festival: Rising Dawn. Lucidity places a big focus on the overall experience at the festival—from camps embedded within Elemental Realms, bold stage designs, a rich backstory with characters, and games woven into the fabric of the event. Each detail is a collaborative endeavor, and there is an invitation for all to participate in the dream.