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Celebrating 300 episodes of Grotesque Radio Show, Dutch legend RAM has gathered the best in trance.
Just a month before the massive Grotesque Indoor Festival #300: Mardi Grass, PT Events & Grotesque have teamed up with the hottest names in the trance scene for a very special warm-up event. On November 4th, for 24 hours straight, over 20 well-known and up and coming DJs & Producers will spoil fans worldwide with exclusive guest mixes, to be streamed via

Some of the names taking part of this event include trance pioneer Armin van Buuren, everyone’s favorites Vini Vici, Bryan Kearney, Sean Tyas, The Thrillseekers, John Askew, Mark Sherry, Cosmic Gate, Grotesque’s head-honcho RAM and many, many more.

Grotesque Indoor Festival #300: Mardi Grass will be held on December 9th at the Iconic Rotterdam venue – Maassilo. The 8th edition of the themed festival will be welcoming a wide range of genres within the electronic spectrum, spread across multiple areas, including Festival Market and a Silent Disco Party.
GIF300 is the largest indoor Trance event in The Netherlands, focusing on production, special entertainment, artistry, theater-inspired elements and remarkable performers.

Full Lineup:

2nd Phase – Adam Seller – Dano -Darren Porter – Fausto – Indecent Noise – Marco V – Mark Sherry Ram – Renji – Reorder – Santito – Sneijder – Spider – Standerwick – Super8 & Tab – Toyax – MC da Silva

“With new inspiration and last years positive responses, were planning to go a step further. Acrobatics, humor and sensation will be the main feeling and vibe in the three areas but also in the corridors, at the festival market or the lounge area! #GIF300 is more than the average club night!” – PTEvents.

DATE: Saturday December 9th, 2017
TIME: 21.00 – 06.30
AGE: 18+
LOCATION: Maassilo Rotterdam, Maashaven ZZ 1-2, 3081AE
DRESSCODE: Mardi Gras Carnival



Since debuting on Armada Music with ‘Not Missin U’ (feat. Dria) last year, Monn has been anything but bone idle. Ever prolific and unwaveringly determined, the Dutch producer met his fans’ expectations when he unleashed follow-up single ‘Waiting Forever’ earlier this year and now trumps it all ten times over with his next offering, released on Armada Deep: ‘Birds Of Love’.

Listen to Monn- Birds Of Love

With his new single, Monn makes music lovers the world over revel in the wave of excellent vibes it brings to the Armada Deep plate. Propelled by addictive chord progressions, subtle guitar sounds and sexy vocals, ‘Birds Of Love’ has already taken over the Dutch airwaves and has proved a song meant to be enjoyed at beachside.

Monn: “‘Birds Of Love’ was the result of a brilliant writing session over Skype with Nashville-based singer-songwriter Holly Winter. We both got inspired by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood and found the perfect partner-in-crime in German composer, singer-songwriter and producer Tobias Kuhn to bring all of our ideas together. I’m really pleased with how it all turned out.”

In addition to releasing his music under the wing of Amsterdam-based record label Armada Music, Monn is also gearing up for releases on Atlantic Records, which boasts a roster that includes the likes of Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Skrillex. It proves that Monn has been taking giant steps since his debut last year and shows he’s doing all he can to ensure his name will be synonymous with the scene’s elite for years to come.

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Fresh in the dance music scene, Dutch enigmatic producerMonn has arrived to bring class and sophistication to the sonic sphere. This untouched artist cares for details and style and continues this in his productions, which are both unique and undeniably catchy. Monn brings upmystery with his appearance, yet, from the moment he decides to let the sophisticated tones kick in, the listeners curiosity will fade into sheer pleasure.Finding inspiration all over the dance music spectrum, this mysterious producer emanates a rich fusion of pop and electronic dance music, resulting in a dandy sound that is guaranteed to get crowds moving all over the globe. Like a breath of fresh air into the dance music world, Monn is all suited up and ready to release his masterpieces on the prestigious Atlantic Records –the home of artists like Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Skrillex, Twenty One Pilots, Sean Paul, Jason Mraz – andArmada Music– home of Lost Frequencies and Armin van Buuren – this summer. Monn is a name you will remember, and find difficult to forget!


Returning to the Amsterdam Dance Event on Friday October 20th, Darklight Sessions will take its 2017 residence in the newly renovated Hotel Arena.

The premises, formerly used as a Catholic girl’s orphanage, dates back to 1886. Its chapel designed with authentic frescos, marble pillars and beautiful balcony will take shape as the beating heart of Le Grand’s ADE line-up, showcasing the very best of house music in this magical converted church setting.

Expect an extended set by Fedde Le Grand himself, stacked with some special guests dropping by to add to the usual madness. Further boasting the night into what we can already state as legendary, are none other than Switzerland’s #1 most streamed artist EDX, joined by his fellow countryman Croatia Squad, Darklight Sessions ADE line-up regular best known for his 2014 smash ‘Bullit’ Watermät, and last but not least Dutch dance luminary Leroy Styles.

So, get ready to be taken to church and join us for the first year anniversary of the collaboration between Darklight Recordings and Armada Music!

Armada Invites Darklight Sessions by Fedde Le Grand
Friday October 20th || 22:00-04:00
Hotel Arena, ‘s-Gravesandestraat 55, 1092 AA Amsterdam
Line-up: Fedde Le Grand, EDX, Croatia Squad, Watermät, Leroy Styles



A name synonymous with electronic music, Erick Morillo is part of the generation of DJs that were formative of the house music revolution. With a career spanning several decades, Erick has remained one of the most in-demand and instantly recognizable producers in the world since launching Subliminal Records in 1997 with Harry Romero and Jose Nunez.

Listen to ‘Subliminal Sessions 2017 (Mixed by Erick Morillo)’

Now, 20 years on, the Colombian-American has unveiled his incredible two-CD mix album to mark the 20thanniversary of Subliminal Sessions. An eclectic and diverse mix with 24 tracks from various labels, the compilation represents a stockpile of the records both old and new that Erick holds dear to his heart. Kicking things off with the iconic ‘Experimental E’ by Eagles & Butterflies, Erick takes his listeners on a musical journey, effortlessly mixing in fresh releases ‘Parallel’ and ‘Red Light.’


‘Subliminal Sessions 2017’ acts as a physical embodiment of the vibrant sets that have made Erick so hugely popular worldwide, from the instant success of his weekly ‘Sessions’ parties in New York to hosting events like the annual road-blocking Subliminal Sessions parties in Miami at Winter Music Conference to his coveted residency at Ministry of Sound and of course his now legendary Subliminal Sessions parties at Pacha Ibiza.


Featuring Andrea Oliva’s mix of Thick Dick’s ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ and Harry Romero ‘She’s A Freak’, ‘Subliminal Sessions 2017’ has been crafted following a red-hot period for the label after Erick announced his partnership with Armada in 2016. Released on September 29th, the collection of tracks cements Erick Morillo’s status as a DJ, producer, and curator of the highest order.


Ahead of its release, Erick said: “I am so excited to bring the Subliminal Sessions compilation series back because it always offers the listener and myself a snapshot of where I am as an artist at the moment. I have put a lot of time, sweat and tears into making sure it flows effortlessly.  I am very happy with the track selection and look forward to seeing if people enjoy and play it as much as I have already.”


‘Subliminal Sessions 2017’ tracklist

CD 1

1. Eagles & Butterflies – Experimental E

2. Jacko Diaz feat. Shyman – Parallels (Harry Romero Remix)

3. Dean Mickoski & Roland Clark – Red Light

4. Paul C & Paolo Martini – No Way Back

5. Reinier Zonneveld – Centaur

6. Harry Romero – Revolt

7. Oxia – Domino (Frankey & Sandrino Remix)

8. Marc DePulse feat. Cari Golden – Animal (Sabb Remix)

9. Erick Morillo, Junolarc & Chris Child feat. Ora Solar – Gone (Vocal Mix)

10. Aitor Ronda  – Wicked Night

11. Paul Thomas & Jerome Isma-Ae – Tomorrow (Paul Thomas & White-Akre Remix) w/ Erick Morillo feat. Angel Taylor – Oooh (Acappella)

12. Pachanga Boys – Time


CD 2

1. Roumex – Saphirah w/ Junolarc & Erick Morillo feat. Ora Solar – Don’t Belong (Acappella)

2. John Acquaviva & Olivier Giacomotto feat. Thomas Gandey – Machine

3. The Deepshakerz – Just Give Me

4. Alex Vanni & Tony Barbato – Oh My! w/ Ron Carroll presents The RC Groove Project – The Sermon (Ronapella)

5. Thick Dick – Welcome To The Jungle (Andrea Oliva Remix)

6. Harry Romero – She’s A Freak

7. Mark Knight, Green Velvet & Rene Amesz – Live Stream w/ Ministers De La Funk feat. Jocelyn Brown – Believe (Acappella)

8. Kiko – Tweak w/ Jose Nuñez feat. Mr. V – Redlights (Acappella)

9. Harry Romero – RUDE

10. Moby – Why Does My Heart Feel  So Bad (Enrico Sangiuliano Remix)

11. Cocodrills – Secret Universe

12. Kryder & Erick Morillo – Waves


Katchi’ is the catchy new single fusing rock and roll and
electronic beat from breakout Parisian duo Ofenbach

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Label: Warner 

Dorian Lo and César de Rummel AKA Ofenbach are causing major international waves with ‘Katchi’ –the duo’s latest single featuring Californian singer songwriter Nick Waterhouse that has already clocked up 6 Million overall streams and stands tall at #17 on the Global Shazam Chart and #3 on the Global Dance Chart. With an unforgettable sound that mixes electronic music with rock & roll, ‘Katchi’ cements Ofenbach as the French producers to watch right now.
Hot on the heels of their diamond and platinum break out hit ‘Be Mine’ and certain to chime with their growing worldwide fan base, ‘Katchi’ is a rework of Grammy nominated singer Leon Bridges’ song of the same name. The track features the skilful rock, rhythm & blues singer-songwriter Nick Waterhouse, while showing off the pair’s unparalleled production prowess.

The rock sounds needs something new’ explains De Rummel, ‘and we think the mix between rock and electronic music can bring rock music to the future”.

‘Katchi’ takes rock and rhythm into contemporary territory with kicks, claps, snaps and horns that make for a sparkling club and radio friendly reimagining, containing all the hallmarks of a seismic crossover hit. ‘Katchi’ rises up to the impossible task of appealing to diehard blues and rock fans while retaining a distinct, danceable, floor-filler aesthetic.

Ofenbach have racked up a staggering 5 million monthly listeners on Spotify and have bagged Diamond and Gold records aplenty in RussiaFranceBelgiumCanadaItalyPolandGermanyMexicoPortugal and Switzerland.

Ofenbach fanatics are ready and waiting for the next big hit, with ‘Katchi’, they have delivered just that.

About Ofenbach
Only formally launching on the scene in 2014 it took Ofenbach just two solitary years to earn huge mainstream success. Their careers started as mere teenagers with a simple love of deep house music and an intention to imbue the genre with a never-heard-before love of rock music. The intentions may have been modest, but what followed no one else could have realised. After a flurry of stunning pop house cuts they hit the big time with ‘Be Mine’ that peaked at an impressive number 5 in the French charts. With that, Ofenbach’s rise has been as speedy as it has been impressive. 130 million streams worldwide and still growing the track touched fans all over the globe from France to Mexico, earning coveted Diamond / Gold discs alike. Across Shazam, Apple and Spotify it was a booming success that the still burgeoning platforms could not have foreseen. With ‘Katchi’ in their back pocket and a wealth of hits in the locker, the list of Ofenbach’s accomplishments is set to become unprecedented.



Save the DateSaturday 21st October 2017

Venue: Hotel Arena, Amsterdam (

Following a whirlwind summer of scorching festival dates, chart-scaling releases and arena hosts with his own party brand, Belgian’s biggest house music star Lost Frequencies now heads back to The Netherlands for the world-renowned Amsterdam Dance Event bringing his ‘Lost Frequencies & Friends’ party with him.

Joining the ‘Are You With Me’ and ‘Reality’ star on the line-up will be deep-pop-house spinner and producer Hugel, also on the billing is Feder, known for his catchy hits ‘Goodbye’ and ‘Lordly’Armada Deep and The Bearded Man regular RAI and the innovative Dutch duo known as Zonderling.

Back in 2016 Lost Frequencies & Friends took over Amsterdam’s iconic Melkweg nightclub, where he was joined by a host of names that included fellow Belgian’s The Magician and special guest Netsky. The latter recently collaborated on the rhythmic masterpiece ‘Here With You’, from the deluxe edition of Lost Frequencies’ debut artist album ‘Less Is More’, that brings a fusion of deep-house melded into drum & bass.

For 2017 Lost Frequencies & Friends will take over the Hotel Arena, a stunning 20th-century elegant, redbrick building, adding an extra air of opulence to what is set to be one of the main highlights of the ADE party calendar this year.

Come and share the magic of Lost Frequencies & Friends @ The Hotel Arena on Saturday 21stOctober. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit:



Constipated Monkeys may not be the most well-known pseudonym of either Harry Romero or Jose Nuñez, but that doesn’t make the music crafted up under their moniker any less effective on the dance floor. Back in the studio for the first time since 1997 classic ‘Cro Magnon’, they now see Marco Lys deliver a splendid remix of ‘Music Takes Control’, released on Erick Morillo’s Subliminal Records.

Listen to Constipated Monkeys – Music Takes Control (Marco Lys Remix)

The first of several new productions to come from Harry Romero and Jose Nuñez under their Constipated Monkeys alias, ‘Music Takes Control’ has crowds diving head-first into a sound mash that makes them go wild at every turn. Given that extra bit of spice by Marco Lys, this groove-heavy creation will keep fans going for weeks, at least until a fresh take on Constipated Monkeys classic ‘Cro Magnon’ – which marked the first release on Subliminal Records and laid the foundations of the label’s sound – starts setting dance floors ablaze next.

Born and raised in Venice, Marco Lys is one of dance music’s long-lasting household names. Known for the plethora of hypnotic sounds gracing his productions as well as his live sets, the Italian Tech House maestro continues to push boundaries and does so again with his rendition of ‘Music Takes Control’.

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