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COCOON ANNOUNCE A 20TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT AT USHUAÏA IBIZA

Sven Väth’s legendary COCOON IBIZA party is delighted to announce that their Ibiza summer will begin with a one-off special event at Ushuaïa on the 25th May 2019.

Park the date. Set the alarm. Tell your phone. Whatever it takes to be there from 2pm on the 25th May for a dramatic start to a big year for Cocoon.

More information coming very soon.

USHUAÏA IBIZA BEACH HOTEL

PLAYA D’EN BOSSA, IBIZA

SATURDAY 25 MAY

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When COCOON arrived on Ibiza in 1999, the sound of the island was incredibly different. It took several years of Väth and his team’s dedication to underground house and techno before people started to understand and appreciate these uncompromising styles. Along the way, the party helped make superstars and grew to become the most popular night on the island.

 

All the while, ‘Papa Sven’ has resided over the proceedings, breaking countless records, playing hundreds of breathtaking sets (including many legendary afterparties) and sticking firm to his musical beliefs while trends came and went. He and his huge COCOON family who have enabled him to realise his vision have truly transformed the musical landscape of Ibiza forever.

 

Sven Väth will honour the 20th Anniversary of COCOON at Ushuaïa Ibiza with a legendary set of acts soon to be announced.

 

 

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https://www.instagram.com/cocoon_official/

https://soundcloud.com/cocoonrecordings

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SHINE IBIZA REVEALS SEASON 2 DATES & LINE UP

PVD-HEADLINED IBIZA NIGHT FLIES IN HOST OF TRANCE HEAT FOR 2019’s 11 SHOW RUN. ALY & FILA, COSMIC GATE, GIUSEPPE OTTAVIANI, ALEX M.O.R.P.H., JOHN O’CALLAGHAN, JOHN 00 FLEMING, BRYAN KEARNEY AND JORDAN SUCKLEY AMONGST THOSE SET TO APPEAR

If you happened to be looking in the other direction throughout January, let us catch you up! Events on Planet SHINE have been running – fair to say – plenty hot over the first month of the year. Assumed – and subsequently confirmed – the White Isle breakout is returning for the summer of 2019. For its second season run, word of a venue uptick got out, taking SHINE to its own space at the legendary Eden. From there things started to get a little crazy. Having been on the circuit for but a single season, SHINE’s owners dropped word of a partnership with none other than Tomorrowland, which – come July 20 – will see the marque takeover Freedom – the festival’s second biggest stage.

And today SHINE are delighted to share the entire roll call of DJs that’ll be joining them on the island this year. With PvD’s Ibiza performances clicking back into the traditional #TRANCETHURSDAYS groove, SHINE has once again placed max emphasis on crowd-drawing spinners who embody the truest form of the genre.

Goes without saying that Paul will headline each of the nights and the first month’s worth of shows alone will see him joined by the likes of Bryan Kearney, John O’Callaghan, Jordan Suckley and Giuseppe Ottaviani. Aly & Fila (who’ll SHINE six times over the summer’s duration!) will be doing an XL set on July 11’s opening night. As Ibiza shifts into high season, Cosmic Gate, Alex MORPH, John 00 Fleming, Grum and others will be over to play their part too. Events come to a head on September 19, with SHINE’s co-headliners Paul van Dyk and Aly & Fila both delivering summer summating 3hr sets for its closing party. Every date & every DJ below. Could be time to call the travel agent.

11th July (Opening Party)
Paul van Dyk  (3 hour Closing set)
Aly & Fila (3 hour Opening set)

18th July
Paul van Dyk
Bryan Kearney
Menno De Jong
Alex Ryan
Saad Ayub

25th July

Paul van Dyk

John O’Callaghan

Will Atkinson

James Cottle

 

1st August

Paul van Dyk

Ben Nicky

Jordan Suckley

Paul Thomas

 

8th August

Paul van Dyk

Aly & Fila

Alex MORPH

Stephen Kirkwood

 

15th August

Paul van Dyk

Aly & Fila

Giuseppe Ottaviani

Jardin

 

22nd August

Paul van Dyk

Cosmic Gate

Alex MORPH

Chris Bekker

 

29th August

Paul van Dyk

Aly & Fila

b2b Paul Thomas (3 hour opening set)

Liam Wilson

 

5th September (In Association with Ibiza Trance Event)

Paul van Dyk

Aly & Fila

Jordan Suckley

ITE DJ’s

 

12th September

Paul van Dyk

John 00 Fleming

Grum

Woody van Eyden

 

19th September (Closing Party)

 

Paul van Dyk (3 Hour Closing Set)

Aly & Fila (3 Hour Opening Set)

 

Previously: reflecting on their first season and looking forward to the one ahead, SHINE ambassador Paul van Dyk said: “SHINE brought a breath of fresh air to Ibiza in 2018. To break out and do something new and under our own steam was a wonderfully liberating experience for myself personally and, I think, all involved. The team was right, the vibe was right and the DJs SHINE brought in to play were second to none. Trance and its global family were back on the island in its truest form. That all showed in the reception the night received.

On my last trip to Ibiza this year I dropped into the recently fully redeveloped Eden. I was blown away to see how the venue was modernized and refined. I’ve played the best and most exciting venues in the world and the new Eden is exactly that. Alongside San Antonio’s continuing regeneration, I am sure SHINE will host a world-class 2019 production there. Trance and Eden have a close relationship/shared history that goes back decades. In tandem with the desire to have the night back on Thursdays, I’m delighted to say that SHINE will be moving to the club for the upcoming 2019 season.”

Of the night’s move to Eden, the club said: “We are delighted to be hosting SHINE Ibiza for the first time in San Antonio. We are dedicated to offering a diverse range of club nights to our Ibiza crowd. We can think of no better team to bring Trance to Eden than with legendary Paul van Dyk and the SHINE family for 2019”.

SHINE promoter and MD of The Supernova Group Nick Ferguson echoed that, saying: “We are very excited by the opportunity to move SHINE to Eden for the 2019 season. The club has recently experienced a fantastic redevelopment and resurgence, as has San Antonio. Eden is well run, by people that believe in trance and are passionate about working with an exciting new brand!

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ASOT 900 LIFTING YOU HIGHER MERCHANDISE!!

With ASOT900 Utrecht just around the corner, Armada Music is presenting the lovely merchandise who will be the perfect outfit for the night;

you might have seen Armin and Ruben rocking it already during the latest ASOT episodes and we’re sure you can’t wait to own your new favorite ASOT sweater or T-Shirt, right?

You can shop it all HERE

Among the wide range of new items we’re dying to get, there’s our personal highlight:

This stunning limited edition wristband!!

Not only it will be so cool to wear it letting all our friends know you’re part of the big ASOT family, but also by purchasing this unique recycled ‘Lifting You Higher’ ASOT bracelet, you are supporting plastic soup foundation, who fights for a cleaner ocean & Muziekids, who are creating a musical and worry-free environment for children suffering from cancer.

We’ve already ordered ours, what are you waiting for? Get this gem HERE 

 

MUSIC ON FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE 2019 WITH MARCO CAROLA, JAMIE JONES, LOCO DICE & MANY MORE

 
Music On Weekend 2019, the iconic musical experience hosted by Marco Carola, invites Jamie Jones, The Martinez Brothers, Loco Dice, Paco Osuna, Nic Fanciulli, Danny Teneglia and many more. The festival in Amsterdam will be preceded by shows in London, New York, Miami, Detroit, Las Vegas, and afterwards Music On will head to Ibiza for its 8th annual residency.
 
After the festival came home to the futuristic urban green area ‘Havenpark’ in 2018, the site will again lend its distinctive views to this years event. The natural enclave, dominated by the immense and dazzling windmills, became an overnight crowd favourite because of its accessibility and spacious landscape.
 
Music On was founded by Marco Carola to let the music speak for the experience, instead of deluding visitors to hollow phrases and overhyped artists. It meant a landmark change for the nightlife in Ibiza. He will be joined by Hot Creations’ founder Jamie Jones who’s signature sound has influenced many new acts on his label. The entertaining Martinez Brothers are among the most recognizable Music On Residents with their energetic blend of house and techno. And to finish off the first row of label managing guests is Desolat’s captain Loco Dice. We can only hope that he will continue his series of bass driven sets at Music On Festival.
 
The Amsterdam based Music On Festival became an almost overnight success when its premier edition in 2017 united fashion addicts with a love for quality techno music. The balearic experience was made complete by the arena like stage and the amazing weather that has stayed with the festival since.
 
May 11th and 12th at the Havenpark – Amsterdam. Tickets are available at: musiconfestival.nl/tickets
 
For more information go to: musiconfestival.nl or join the movement at Music On’s socials facebook.com/musiconfestival and instagram.com/musiconofficial/
The full line-up:
 
Apollonia – Jamie Jones – Loco Dice – Marco Carola
Nic Fanciulli – The Martinez Brothers – Paco Osuna
 
Antonio Pica – Danny Tenaglia – Hector – Jesse Calosso
Joey Daniel  – Marco Faraona – Neverdogs – Oxia
Pig&Dan – Secret Cinema b2b Egbert – Steve Lawler 
 
 

A STATE OF TRANCE 900 ANTHEM ‘LIFTING YOU HIGHER’ BY ARMIN VAN BUUREN IS OUT NOW!!

Hey hey, wasn’t it what we were all waiting for after last week?

And here we go with the release of the next ASOT festival’s anthem, something really special and, if you ask us,  the most beautiful anthem of the last years!

Listen to ‘Lifting you Higher’ by Armin van Buuren HERE

 

Highly anticipated since seemingly forever, Armin van Buuren's anthem for A State of Trance 900 merges only the best qualities of Trance music into one all-encompassing masterpiece. Energetic, stunning and sensational in true anthem style, this cut will be 'Lifting You Higher' than ever before.
Superstar DJ elevated 60 metres into the sky as part of A State of Trance 900 announcement
 ADE, the annual electronic music conference held in Amsterdam, was elevated to new heights as iconic DJ Armin van Buuren surprised fans and media with a special concert 60 metres above the ground in a very unique setting in the Dutch capital. Armin was joined by fans in a crane with a specially built DJ booth and gave them a one-of-a kind music experience. 
The event, in celebration of his ASOT 900 theme ‘Lifting You Higher’, also saw Armin announce the first act to join him in Utrecht in the Netherlands for the upcoming ‘A State of Trance’ 900 landmark edition. One of the world’s leading electronic music acts Above & Beyond will join Armin Van Buuren for the upcoming special edition of ASOT. The last time the popular trio played the Dutch edition of ASOT was 7 years ago.
 In addition to the show in Utrecht, ASOT will also head on a world tour in 2019 with shows taking place in Madrid, Spain and Kiev, Ukraine as well as many more yet to be announced.
Tickets for ASOT900 Utrecht are now on sale: http://festival.astateoftrance.com

HYTE @ ADE

HYTE, Berlin’s globally renowned underground dance crew, is heading back to its spiritual homeland of Amsterdam Dance Event for one very special night on Friday, October 19, 2018. This annual happening is always a real showcase of HYTE’s core essentials. This outstanding music event will feature house and techno’s finest talents playing on three stages. The first announcement includes Loco Dice, Chris Liebing, Guti live, wAFF, Andrea Oliva, Adam Shelton b2b Subb-an, Benny Rodrigues, Samuel Deep and Mandana. #MORE headliners and hot up-and-coming artists will be announced soon. This year HYTE moves into a new venue for ADE, which is the fabulous Mediahaven. It will be turned into an electronic music lover’s heaven by the quality production HYTE is so well-known for.

 

HYTE’s event at ADE is a core part of the week-long conference since several years and always becomes one of the most talked about events. This year, the party will be a one-day spectacular across three stages. HYTE partnered up with Amsterdam’s finest promoter Loveland, to turn Mediahaven upside down. This means one can expect even a music loving and friendly crowd, as well as next level production and immersive party atmospheres that will keep you dancing from 22:00 until well past dawn.

 

Musically it is a real feast of quality from the world’s finest: New Mute Records artist Chris Liebing, who will release his first album this year after 10 years next to Desolat boss Loco Dice, who always make an impact with his bold drums. House heads crave the deep digging Dutch legend Benny Rodrigues. Watch out for a live show from the innovative Guti, whose next album is coming soon on Cuttin’ Headz, the label of The Martinez Brothers. Adam Shelton and Subb-an from One Records bring a UK flavour by teaming up for a back-to-back set, Ibiza regulars wAFF and Andrea Oliva will keep the crowds on their toes. Add in some hot emerging DJs, like Slapfunk´s Samuel Deep as well as Belgium’s rising Mandana and you have a mouth-watering line-up that offers something for everyone. Several #MORE big headliners, as well as some #MORE fast-rising tastemakers will be announced soon, so watch out.

This is set to be another full-on night that packs in #MORE music, #MORE high-quality DJs and #MORE HYTE than ever before. See you at HYTE ADE 2018!

 

HYTE ADE 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018 / 22:00 – 07:00

Loveland at Mediahaven, Moermanskkade 107, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Line Up: Chris Liebing, Loco Dice, Andrea Oliva Guti live, wAFF, Benny Rodrigues, Subb-an b2b Adam Shelton, Boris Werner,  Samuel Deep, Mandana – #MORE DJs to be announced soon!

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HYTE

Website – https://www.hyte.net/

 

FREE YOUR MIND @ ADE

The Soundgarden

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Sudbeat

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Flying Circus

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On Thursday October 18th, Free Your Mind Festival is presenting three label showcases in one single event at Amsterdam’s beloved Thuishaven terrain. Hernan Cattaneo’s label Sudbeat, Nick Warren’s The Soundgarden imprint, and Audiofly’s Flying Circus are joining forces for what promises to be nothing short of an electrifying ADE gathering.  Expect to see many of the usual suspects on this Thursday, which is part of Free Your Mind’s 15th anniversary festivities.

 

For this once in a full moon label gathering this team presents some of the most established artists on the roster. Hernan Cattaneo and Nick Warren will once again be joining forces for an All Day Long B2B set and have invited a lot of the label regulars to join in for this celebration. Amongst the friends of Sudbeat and The Soundgarden you will find names as Nicolas Rada, Marcelo Vasami, Nick Varon and many more. The trademark warehouse will be filled with the absolute top of Flying Circus ambassadors featuring Blond:ish, Unders and FC’s very own Audiofly! See the full line-up below.

Set in the mesmerizing Thuishaven grounds, one of Amsterdam’s most renowned indoor-outdoor festival locations, this promises to be an extraordinary assemblage. The full line-up for this day and night event—with tickets selling for both 16.00-23.00h and 23.00-04.00h—will be revealed shortly. Tickets are on sale today!

 

Official partner: Progressive Astronaut

 

Line Up

The Soundgarden & Sudbeat

Graziano Raffa

Gustin

Hernan Cattaneo b2b Nick Warren

Interaxxis

Marcelo Vasami

Mariano Mellino

Nick Varon

Tripswitch

 

Flying Circus

Audiofly

Atish

Blond:ish

Tal Ohana

Unders

 

INFO:

Date: Thursday 18th October

Times: 16:00 – 23:00

Ticketlink: https://eventix.shop/4e8w2qwv

FB Event: www.facebook.com/events/1658383797593852/

Press contact: noah@freeyourmindfestival.nl

ELECTRIC PLAYGROUND PRESENTS: DAVID GRAVELL

 

If you are anything like us, you are some party animals who cannot just sit there waiting for the  weekend to start in order to  attend the next gig;  you need to unleash your energy on the dancefloor at any given day, so….what about a Tuesday party in Belfast?

Should you need a little motivation, let us tell you that one of our favorite artist is planning to destroy the club with his infectious beats, we highly recommend you to pay a visit at Electric Playground and see how David Gravell will take over the booth to rock the crowd straddling the razor’s edge between the subgenres of classic and contemporary trance music.

He is working on a huge amount of new tunes these days so we are pretty sure you might end up listening to some lit ID’s , would you really run the risk to lose this opportunity? We don’t think so, right? So let’s indulge in Gravell’s immense blast of energy for what we are sure will be an unforgettable night!

And if you are looking for a guest list, we got you covered: Simply click here — glist.me/ep

Electric Playground present. David Gravell
Tuesday’s at Thompsons Garage ⚡
Full electronic music experience.

// Party in the Club. Dance on the Terrace.
Showcasing an array of electronic sounds every Tuesday at Thompsons Garage, supporting the finest local talent and bringing international that you want to see.

David Gravell, protegeé to trance kingpin Armin van Buuren… through his masterfully composed productions and high-energy live sets, with a sound so intense it turns any crowd into a pack of fist-pumpers, the humble Dutchman not only captivates clubbers around the world.

— Club
David Gravell
+ support from
Paul Woods

— Terrace
Paddy Chambers

THE BACKSTAGE ACCESS GOES TO ADE! LET’S JOIN US AT : GUY J PRESENTS LOST & FOUND ADE SHOWCASE BOAT PARTY

ADE is just around the corner and we are super thrilled to tell you that we’re going to attend some of the hottest parties of the year in Amsterdam; of course we hope to meet you there to have a chat and party together.

Let’s start with some info:

This year a very exciting concept has emerged from the docks of Amsterdam; Sound-Fleet. This new electronic marine platform will be floating around Amsterdam filled with some of the best artists in the world for 5 days in a row. Experience the city while cruising by its mystique skyline during the biggest club festival ever.

 

 

Guy J presents Lost & Found ADE Showcase Boat Party on October 20th

The Lost & Found family is hosting yet another magical gathering in Amsterdam! This time will be a really special one; 600 progressive fans on a boat cruising by Amsterdam till 5AM in the morning. It doesn’t get much better than that in our humble opinion. Guy J has delivered yet again and serves his fans the celebration that they deserve!

 

Guy J is gearing up for another mesmerizing extended set, this time with Lost & Found Favorite; Guy Manthzur. To warm us all up for they’re taking they are bringing along their young compatriot Khen. The man who has shook us all with his hauntingly beautiful productions since Guy Manthzur discovered him in 2011. These three guys sure know what Lost & Found stands for and it’s promising to be an all-night emotional rollercoaster with these masters behind the decks.

 

The assembly will take place on Amsterdam’s newest electronic marine platform; Soundfleet. A majestic ship that will cruise by the skyline of Amsterdam for five days during ADE. All this sums up to be an event you can’t miss.

The party is going to start at 11 pm and the boat will stay docked until 1 am, after that it will sail in the canals till 3.30 am for something that, if you ask us, is going to be a unique and magical experience!!

 

 

GROTESQUE INDOOR FESTIVAL #350 – A FIRST CLASS JOYRIDE!

The festival season almost over and the Summer is making place for Autumn but at PT Events they are already very busy the last months with the Grotesque Indoor Festival 2018, which takes place on
December 8th in the Rotterdam Maassilo. Meanwhile also the 3
rd Phase tickets are almost sold out!
“You can’t get a stronger vote of confidence as an organizer than this, it means that with our restyled Indoor Festival we have taken the right course in 2016 “, tells Ram & Patrick of PT Events. During the #250 show in 2016, the organization threw a lot of creativity on top of it. It had to be more original, tighter and more beautiful. The experiential value is something that Grotesque always focused on and that this was the key to an even greater success, has again become very clear after an even better Grotesque # 300 show last December.
Official Trailer Grotesque Indoor Festival #350

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take with you in this luxury Stretched Hummer, provided by Starlimo!

 

It’s all about the Experience!

Stages, Deco, Light & Lasershows, Funny Entertainment and more, Big Headliners look cool on your poster, but a visitor who will to be taken in our roller coaster of entertainment from start to finish goes home with the most important thing, an unforgettable memory! With all due respect, there is no headliner that can beat that”, Patrick tells again in a relativizing way. In the Netherlands there is no DJ or artist which can guarantee you a successful evening, just all things around it in combination with good music can achieve this. With even more focus and bigger challenges the preparations are in full swing.

2 Areas with the best in Progressive, Psy ,Tech & Uplifting Trance
That DJs still like to perform during Grotesque is no wonder. The mix of top acts and an original experience does not go unnoticed. ,, We have the trust of a lot of good artists and that is why we have
a very cool lineup for the fans. “Below are the artists who have been booked for the 2 Grotesque areas during the Indoor Festival 2018
Alex di Stefano | Alex M.O.R.P.H. | Artento Divini | Ciaran McAuley | Daniel Skyver | Daniel Wanrooy | John O’Callaghan | Jordan Suckley | Ram | Richard Durand | Sean Tyas |

1 Area with the Kings of Clubbing
Since 2016, the organization has programmed the middle area with a completely different sound of music as in the Grotesque areas. This year they have chosen to create a real clubbing sound as you
know from Crazyland, Full Moon, Sfeer, 7th Heaven.. Therefore, rightly, the Kings of Clubbing;
Des Santos | Jean | Jose | Mem | Quintin | Renji | Santito | Spider |

1 Area with the Future Favorites
The enthusiasm to perform at Grotesque is many times larger than the places Grotesque has to fill, this year Grotesque is creating a 4th area for a number of strong talents which will undoubtedly be
seen again at the other events in the future: Here the names for the Future Favorites;
Carolin |Mr Dna | Marc den Heijer | Rene Ablaze | Tulz | VirtuEthics |

Grotesque Music presents the Grotesque #350 – 3CD
Also this year, Grotesque has a big # 350 – 4CD Compilation mixed by Alex M.O.R.P.H., Alex di Stefano and of course label boss Ram himself. You can already order this 4CD for only € 12, = through the ticket sales of the event. The official release will be on the 15th of December.
Tickets & Updates
As mentioned earlier in this article, the earlybirds are already sold out before we carefully announced the line up during Luminosity Beach Festival last week. Since it’ssummer in the Netherlands for already a few months now, the organization didn’t expect the tickets would sell that fast and easy.
• 1st Phase : Loyal Fan Ticket – Sold Out!
• 2nd Phase: Earlybird Ticket – Sold Out!
• 3rd Phase: On Sale NOW! € 39,50 – Almost Sold Out !
• 4th Phase: € 42,50 (max500)

Stay informed of all developments of the Grotesque Indoor Festival #350 through our Facebookpage or website.

 

GROTESQUE INDOOR FESTIVAL #350 – MAASSILO ROTTERDAM
DATE: Zaterdag 8 December, 2018
TIME: 21.00 – 06.30
AGE: 18+
LOCATION: Maassilo Rotterdam, Maashaven ZZ 1-2, 3081AE
DRESSCODE: Preference:–– Brazil Carnival
TICKETSALE: €39,50 |Almost Sold Out | www.ptevents.nl | 4
th Phase: €42,50
INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/766680143523251/ | www.ptevents.nl