The city of Cluj-Napoca is gearing up to host its seventh edition of the world-renowned UNTOLD Festival running August 4 – 7. Internationally acclaimed for its striking architecture, outstanding nightlife, and generous hospitality, the city is Transylvania’s unofficial gothic capital and one of the biggest hubs for music, culture, and nightlife in the region, making for a perfect backdrop for UNTOLD’s star-studded programming.
After a successful four-day event in 2021, Cluj-Napoca will be opening up once more for UNTOLD Festival’s most diverse lineup yet. Performers landing on this year’s roster is a sprawling array of talent including Above & Beyond, Richie Hawtin, Paco Osuna, Don Diablo, David Guetta, reggaeton royalty J Balvin, Jamie Jones going back-to-back with Loco Dice, Steve Aoki, and tropical house king Kygo. The lineup includes a well-rounded spread of sounds, from FKJ to a comeback performance from Hardwell, and sets by Oliver Heldens, Boris Brejcha, Malaa, Maceo Plex, and many more.
General admission and VIP tickets are available now at UNTOLD’s website.
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On the heels of cementing their eighth studio album, Brighter Future 2, Big Gigantic are currently gearing up for a month-long North American road stretch. To celebrate, the eclectic electronic duo are hosting a Dancing Astronaut-exclusive ticket giveaway for their headline show at the Hollywood Palladium on July 9.
Featuring special guests GoldFish, Party Pupils, and Covex, the forthcoming concert will signify Big Gigantic’s sole Brighter Future tour date in Los Angeles, and it won’t be one to miss. Two (2) pairs of general admission tickets are currently up for grabs as part of Big Gigantic’s s ticket giveaway. Those interested in attending can enter to win below. Tickets are also available for purchase here.
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They’ve been called a wunderkind before—but Moore Kismet has never really subscribed to labels, and, producing in a manner far more advanced than their age would suggest, perhaps the only word adequate to describe Kismet now is… special.
The rising producer, named Dancing Astronaut‘s Breakout Artist in 2020, has handed in a brilliantly composed 17-track debut album, UNIVERSE, representing a song for each year of the young producer’s life. Cementing them as one of dance music’s brightest torch carriers of the moment, Kismet’s UNIVERSE plays like a sprawling tapestry that reflects the emerging star’s developing sonic palate—a journey through thundering, textured bass breaks tempered by airy pockets of beaming synthwork. Traversing through tidal waves and calmatives reprieves, Moore Kismet’s introductory studio album captures all of the auditory diversity that has made Kismet such a magnetizing talent to watch.
The long-awaited album, expertly delivered as a steady stream of singles over more than a year, comes together as a comprehensive collection of market-tested singles that paints a comprehensive play-by-play of Kismet’s come up over the last 18 months. And that’s to say nothing of becoming one of the youngest performers to ever play EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland, along with tentpole performances at Coachella‘s DoLab and Ultra Music Festival in the same timespan.
One listen to UNIVERSE, and it is clear the world is in the palm of Moore Kismet’s hand. The LP signals to boundless growth still ahead for its young, bright-eyed producer, while perhaps somewhat idealistically, pointing to a very bright future ahead for electronic music as a broader whole.
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It’s about to be the summer of Cheyenne Giles once more after taking the first half of the year to work on a batch of IDs to deploy this festival season. And the Dancing Astronaut Artist to Watch in 2021 is back on his remix game—following his Armada-backed original “Games” from mid-April—to flip MARTEN HØRGER and Neon Steve’s “Hip Hop,” which is a reimagining of Dead Prez’s 2000 single of the same name.
For the uninformed, Giles is no stranger to injecting countless time-tested tracks with his staple bigroom bounce sound, and he’s doing so again to supply DJs with more weapons this summer. Refreshing HØRGER and Neon Steve’s bass house original with his own high-octane house spirit, Giles gives Dead Prez’s fittingly named hip-hop classic an even more modern update. And that’s just to hold us over in the meantime, with Giles recently teasing that an impending collaboration alongside The Chainsmokers is now in the release pipeline.
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When Blanke sat down with Dancing Astronaut in September 2021 to outline his ÆON:MODE project on Deadbeats, he said, “there’s room in people’s libraries for drum ‘n’ bass to live.” Fast forward to June 2022, and the first of three cuts in this category are ready to nestle into listeners’ playlists.
ÆON:ONE is the first of Blanke’s two drum ‘n’ bass EPs set to release this year on Zeds Dead‘s imprint. The three-track EP includes lead single “Breathe,” which notably features his own vocals. “Polaris,” ÆON:ONE‘s second tracklisting, debuted on Australia’s Triple J radio station before the EP released in full on June 25.
Blanke’s two ÆON:MODE EPs will be his second and third of the year, respectively, following his March EP, Land of the Wayferer, released via Ophelia Records. Before the second ÆON:MODE EP hits digital streaming platforms, Blanke will take the alias live, playing in support of Zeds Dead this coming Fourth of July weekend with a special ÆON:MODE set at Red Rocks.
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The choice destination for your next summer getaway just might be the sandy beaches of Romania, where Neversea music festival will take place from July 7 – 10 in Constanta. The largest beach-side music festival in Europe, Neversea’s last rendition in 2019 attracted 240,000-plus festival-goers across its four days of music programming.
2022 has the potential to be Neversea’s most compelling iteration yet, with headliners such as Alesso, Nicky Romero, Madeon, ZHU, and more to grace the main stage. Neversea will also host invited acts on its bass stage, as well as on three different stages curated for underground house and techno music. Jamie Jones, Amelie Lens, Claptone, and Malaa are a handful of the artists positioned to play either the festival’s bass or underground stages. Throughout the weekend, more than 150 artists from all over the world will have the opportunity to share their unique sounds with the Romanian crowd.
Beyond the sunset-to-sunrise festival’s five stages—all of which are located on the beach—one can experience vibrant colors and artwork, games, photo sessions, and even tattoo corners. Food vendors will bring different cuisines including pizza, noodles, sushi, seafood, and even vegan options.
More details on Neversea 2022, including ticket information, are available on the festival’s website. See the full lineup below.
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After teasing the ID at EDC Las Vegas‘ stereoBLOOM stage in May, CID has unlocked a true tech-house weapon. The new single, “La La La,” brandishes the captivating vocal sample popularized by Naughty Boy and Sam Smith in 2013. The summer-ready house cut lands on the heels of CID’s official remix of Diplo and Miguel‘s “Don’t Forget My Love,” signifying the Night Service Only curator’s first release on Insomniac Records.
CID boasts quite the diverse tour schedule at the moment and is set to perform at venues ranging from Echostage in Washington, DC to Marmarela Mediterranean Cocktail Club in Alicante, Spain. The New York house stalwart will also tend the decks at Electric Zoo on his home turf in September. Browse CID’s full list of tour dates here and stream “La La La” below.
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San Diego is the place to be this Fourth of July weekend and LED Presents is playing host. Louis The Child, Chris Lake, and Said The Sky are set to headline four separate events over the holiday weekend in America’s Finest City.
The festivities start on July 1 with myLED USA at Petco Park’s Gallagher Square, featuring Louis The Child and Jai Wolf as headliners alongside supporting names that include Surf Mesa, Yetep, Dot, and Lione. On July 2, the party continues at Gallagher Square with a complete takeover from Chris Lake’s Black Book Records. Black Book In The Park features label favorites like Franklyn Watts, HoneyLuv, Cristoph, and Dusky, who will all play in support of the label boss’ whopping three-hour set that will close things out.
After two consecutive nights at the ballpark, the attention turns over to the rooftop of the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp District, where Said The Sky will be performing on back-to-back days. The rooftop pool party will feature Trivecta in support on Sunday, July 3rd and William Black in support on Monday, July 4th. Trivecta has also been called on to curate the vibes via LED Presents’ Summer Hype ’22 Vol. 1 playlist on Spotify.
Tickets for all of LED Presents’ Fourth of July shows can be purchased here.
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Two weeks removed from the delivery of his debut album, Le Youth decided to fittingly celebrate Reminders with a destination set alongside This Never Happened. With his coinciding album live run coming to a close just days after the release date and his next chance to play out Reminders to an in-person audience—a supporting slot for Lane 8’s Forest Hills show in New York—approaching quickly, Le Youth took to Ross Lake Park in California for an hour-long stream.
Standing atop a hill as the Californian sun made its way down behind him, Le Youth expectedly soundtracked the lakeside stream with a handful of Reminders cuts—including “Feel Around You” with Leyet, “Pattern” with Sultan + Shepard and Emily Falvey, and “If Only” with OCULA and Nathan Nicholson—and even tossed in a pair of fresh IDs—named “Hang On” and “New Love”—that we’ll hopefully see in Lane 8‘s incoming summer mixtape. Start the morning by watching Le Youth’s soothing 60-minute set from Ross Park below.
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