After a string of multi-platinum, #1 singles and sensational international ascent, Lost Frequencies has wowed at events including Tomorrowland, Coachella, Lollapalooza and more. With a Vitamin D-drenched sound that also took him on tour with The Chainsmokers across their epic run of USA arena dates earlier this month, Lost Frequencies really ignites a spark when given the creative freedom of a headline show; none proving more epic than his sold-out Lotto Arena show in Belgium.
Wanting to provide an exclusive setting for his fans with an insane show production, manager and creative Nick Royaards and the Tomorrowland team enlisted laser arrays and LED bars to entrance and add another visual dimension for the audience, bringing the show to life with a minimal aesthetic that allowed the music to take centre stage. In bringing a mix of the underground with sure-fire hits and this unique production, ‘Less Is More’ was an intimate spectacle.
From the modern classic status of ‘Are You With Me’, to an eclectic edit of ‘All Or Nothing’ to open the show, Lost also took us on a journey of House classics, big-room bangers and previews of new material. Joined by a host of live vocalists and collaborators, Lost Frequency also revealed his new collaboration with drum n bass connoisseur Netsky, a dubstep-leaning track perfect for the Summer months, guitar lines and an ethereal vocal flowing throughout to merge both artists unique flair, as “Here With You” gets set to light up the speakers June 30th via Armada.
As Lost Frequencies gears up as one of the biggest acts of the Summer hitting up Tomorrowland, Exit Festival, Ushuaia & Hï Ibiza, Parookaville, Untold and more, check out the full HD livestream of Lost Frequencies full ‘Less Is More’ arena spectacle:
For the 8th year in a row, LIVEfromIBIZA returns with host Woody van Eyden, bringing live radio entertainment. In all shows Woody will be supported by the Scottish legend Jack Eye Jones. Again we will broadcast from the roof top ”Skybar” at the Ocean Drive Hotel in Ibiza town The rooftop events will take place on Fridays (July 14+28 // August 11+25 // September 08) (doors open at 18:30; radio show from 20:00-22:00; party until midnight)
While enjoying fantastic mini burgers and an amazing view, this location is the hotspot on the island for all of those who love enjoying the sun go down, great vibes and magic moments. All our live shows will feature a full musical range from the sun setting vibe, up to and including balearic and sexy house.
Experience LIVEfromIBIZA at the unique roof top location with stunning views across the harbour and Ibiza town. In the LIVE shows you can expect a great mixture between established stars and novel names of todays DJ scene once like Jack Eye Jones, Roland Clark, B Jones, Max Porcelli, Isabela Clerc, Paton, Alex Franchini, Hannah Laing, Jon Mancini, Bodeto, Nano Garrido, Miss Monique, Pascal Sander, KUNERT, Bobby Harvey, Neil Moore, DJCME, Derek D, AIYRO and more TBC.
With numerous world tours, more than 100 million streams, multiple awards including a Grammy nomination, Feenixpawl have cemented themselves as respected tastemakers across the electronic music culture.
After a break out year in 2012 with the release of “In My Mind”, a Pete Tong championed Essential New Tune, the duo stormed onto the dance music scene and established their presence as two of Australia’s most prominent exports. Their timeless hit single, released on Axwell’s iconic Axtone Records shot straight to number 1 on Beatport, held the number 1 spot on the ARIA Club charts for a record 12 weeks and culminated in a Grammy nomination. Following the monumental success of the smash single, the duo have gone on to remix the likes of Rihanna, Kaskade, NERVO, Nicky Romero, Jess Glynne and many more.
After launching their own label, Eclypse Records, their latest singles “Ghosts”, “Blue Sky” and “Quicksand” have had enormous success across US radio and around the world. With “Ghosts” spending 14 weeks on the Billboard Charts, and finishing at #12 on SiriusXM BPM’s Top Tracks of the Year. “Blue Sky” and “Quicksand” followed with the same radio play and charting success the duo has become accustomed to.
As 2017 begins, an array of unreleased music is ready for release after signing with world renowned Armada Records. Also, moving their imprint Eclypse Records to the dance music heavyweight as a sub label, 2017 seems destined to become their biggest year yet.
Listen to Feenixpawl - Love Me For Life
This all-round surge through the scene, plus with the potential of new track 'Love Me for Life' to be within earshot of all major holiday destinations this year, is the sort of juggernaut that Armada Music want to add to their fleet: the Dutch giants are to sign Feenixpawl's Eclypse Records, a partnership the duo are very much looking forward to.
Feenixpawl: "We are extremely happy to be able to bring Eclypse Records over to the Armada family! To be able to collaborate with one of the biggest and best dance labels in the world has been amazing, and we are so excited about the new music we've been working on. We can't wait to see what the future holds for Eclypse and for Feenixpawl, and we truly believe that working with Armada will only help us continue to grow and expand as artists and as a label."
Armada Music's Maykel Piron: "In a short of space of time Feenixpawl have made the sort of waves that those at the top end of the EDM/dance spectrum cannot fail to have noticed. Their sound, ethos and drive reflects everything that Armada stands for, and teaming together makes for exciting times ahead".
On hand with sunscreen and ice cream, 'Love Me For Life' comes bang on trend with humid, high definition club vibes aligning EDM and dancehall with a touch of bittersweet 80s reminiscing, the synthesized calypso a vocal, end-of-the-night come together with the charts in its sights. The rise of the phoenix continues!
When it comes to a career the magnitude of Paul Oakenfold it’s hard to encompass one of the true legends of electronic music into just words. For over 3 decades he has elevated and shaped an entire genre and remains one of the leading forces in the global music scene today.
His most recent works have taken him from the DJ booth of the worlds hottest nightspots and festivals to the studio producing soundtracks for Hollywood blockbuster movies. His diversity in artistry and ability has earned him accolades from critics and fans alike. Garnering him not 1 but 2 Grammy Nominations for his works.
But lets take a step back. The son of a musician, Paul came up as a young DJ in the late '70s spinning Funk in Covent Garden. Not what some might have expected from one of Trances preeminent masters. But he knew then music would be his life. In the '80s 2 life-changing trips took place. The first in 1984 where he spent several months living in New York City working as A&R man for the famed Champion Records signing DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, as well as Salt-n-Pepa. He also became promoter and British agent for the Beastie Boys and Run-D.M.C.
The second trip and more contemporary influence was in 1987 which brought Paul to the White Isle of Ibiza. Here he discovered the Balearic sound that flowed through the Ibiza air at clubs such as Amnesia. Inspired, he took the music and experiences back to the UK and became its ambassador. Paul returned often holding residencies at Amnesia and Pacha in Ibiza. Around the same time Ministry Of Sound in London was opening and tauted Paul as their first resident. However it was his famed residency at UK super-club Cream in Liverpool that brought Paul global respect as a master of his art. It was some say the catalyst to what has made him a touring legend.
This residency was celebrated through the Grammy nominated 2004 compilation ‘Creamfields’ (Paul went on to receive a second Grammy nomination in 2007 with his artist album, “A Lively Mind” and then again in 2009 for his production work with Madonna).
Oakenfold’s stature as a DJ and entertainer has taken him beyond the normal club and festival circuit, playing landmark gigs that have changed the face of electronic music. Highlights include three worldwide tours warming up for Madonna and U2 (with both artists insisting on a DJ set from Paul instead of a support band); performing physically on the Great Wall of China and two sold out dates playing to 30,000 people at the Hollywood Bowl in California.
A year after that first visit to Ibiza, Perfecto was born. Founded in 1988, Oakenfold’s groundbreaking Perfecto record label played an integral role in the birth of trance music, with Paul at the helm producing massive international hits such as “Not Over Yet”, “Bullet In The Gun” and “Southern Sun”. With countless high profile releases and remixes in its path, Perfecto Records is still the benchmark to which so many labels measure themselves. 20+ years later, Perfecto remains as cutting edge and popular as ever, even resurrecting its Perfecto Fluoro sublabel in 2011. Probably Perfecto’s most notable release was the recent double album “Perfecto Las Vegas” which held the #1 spot on the US iTunes dance chart for several weeks. This release solidified Paul’s stronghold as an International DJ power player achieving the highest selling DJ compilation ever released in US history – with over half a million sales.
Paul has produced for megastars such as U2, Madonna (including her latest release “Celebration”) and The Happy Mondays. As well as three acclaimed artist albums under his own name. He has remixed Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones and Justin Timberlake and released over 20 DJ mix compilations. In recent years Paul has also been responsible for creating some of the most breathtaking film scores and cues for a long list of Hollywood blockbusters – including The Bourne Identity, Matrix Reloaded, Shrek 2, Swordfish and Collateral. But his most anticipated release is yet to come.
Paul Oakenfold’s newest artist album ‘Pop Killer’ is scheduled for imminent release featuring The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Gnarls Barkley, OneRepublic and B.O.B.
Astonishingly, despite all his success in the worlds of chart music and film, Oakenfold has found time to keep in touch with his roots as a club DJ. Over the past 3 years he has held a weekly residency at the legendary Rain nightclub in The Palms, Las Vegas. Planet Perfecto is a fully produced show with 75 circus performers, cutting edge visuals and special effects - giving the 3,000-strong crowd a truly unique experience.
Whether you are listening to a CD, watching a commercial, going to a club or playing a video game; Paul’s omnimedia presence is felt everywhere. Paul Oakenfold is the sovereign of DJ culture and is its most recognizable icon.
Congratulations about “GENERATIONS”. Can you tell us more about it?
Generations is a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Ibiza in 1987 shaped the entire dance music scene in Europe. Prior to that there were nightclubs and dance music but nobody focused on the DJ just the music. 1987 was a highly formative time, fast forward 30 years and now the scene is all about the DJ performing at clubs. The generation of today is still doing it. They're still listening to the DJ, feeling the music and jumping up and down. It's the same thing as when we started it. The scene has grown up though. Electronic music has grown into a billion-dollar industry.
I feel like right now there’s kind of a second renaissance for trance happening. What have you seen as it changes, from then and now, for artists and specifically for yourself?
I agree with you. I've noticed a real upswing in Trance and have been playing some great early trance records on vinyl and it's been going down a storm.
What's the most important thing you would like to tell to an aspiring new producer?
I think new producers should not copy what everyone else is doing. I.e. Chainsmokers have a hit and now everyone does downtempo. Play to your strengths and your time will come.
If you could pick just one track of yours that best captures the sound you’re passionate about, what track would it be?
Jam and Spoon – Stella
Celebrating 30 years since the second summer of love: tell us about this amazing experience
Yeah id never imagined that I still be talking about the moment I went to Ibiza 30 years on and sharing the story of the birth of club culture as we know it with the next generations. It's a great moment for all of us, for all of the community.
What’s your favourite on-stage memory?
There are many but certainly performing at Madison Square garden and Hollywood Bowl.
What’s your favourite album of all time?
Marvin Gay – What's going on
You carefully choose who you collaborate with. What potential artists do you wish to collaborate with and what makes a collaboration successful?
I'm all about finding young, new, talent from the next generation.
What are Paul Oakenfold's future plans, what can fans expect in the near future?
I'm currently on tour and working on the soundtrek for the mt Everest documentary. Also, working as a producer on the first electronic music awards.
Please leave a message for your fans in Malaysia.
I've always loved Malaysia, people are great, food is great. Looking forward to coming back.
Written by: Simona
@DJ Mag Malaysia 2017
Ferry Corsten is a man responsible changing my life with his music. He's a prominent leader within dance music, especially trance, as he's continued to pioneer with songs and albums that seem to go where few dare to venture. His latest album, 'Blueprint', is by far the most risky and also rewarding album he's done yet, and after a listen through, you'll hear why.
I had the opportunity to talk with Ferry to try and understand where this album came from, where he garnered inspiration to create such an iconic album as 'Blueprint'. If you've listened, then you'll know it is a combination of both music and narration, which is not quite something you hear everyday in a record:
"To do something like 'Blueprint' has always been on my mind. I've always wanted to create something more than a music album. The thing is, I never knew where to start. As a little kid I grew up watching sci-fi movies like Star Wars that infatuated me. My dad also owned double vinyl of Jeff Wayne's 'War Of The Worlds' that I found myself listening to over and over again. It was very visual and just stuck with me."
After a conversation late one night with his dad just a couple years ago, Ferry once again explained his desire to create an album such as 'Blueprint', but also noting he felt a lack of direction, until his father recommended him simply to "make it happen." He could do it. These simple yet spurring words of encouragement seemed sparked the flame that led Ferry to begin creating ideas towards this project. A sort of musical audiobook.
It wasn't long after when his manager reached out to him, letting him know that and old classmate of his, the noteworthy David H Miller (House Of Cards, Rosewood Fame) wanted to collaborate and help write the storyline to Ferry's vision. The two met and the rest is history:
"It was an instant click between David and I. This was new terrain for each of us. He asked me to let me put something on paper and after reading some ideas of his, I began writing demos. From there, I began writing with some talented artist featured on the album (Eric Lumiere, Haliene). Once i had the lyrics all done, I knew exactly where they belong in the story. It was so exciting!"
During our interview, Ferry mentioned something about 'Blueprint' that stuck with me. This wasn't an album of quick hits or something made just to be radio friendly. Rather, this album was what he called a "labor of love." Countless hours, weeks, and months went into the production of this grandiose album, all of which is very evident as you listen through each track. From the exhilarating narrative provided by Campbell Scott (known for The Amazing Spiderman) to a flawless arrangement from start to finish, I would say Ferry Corsten struck gold with 'Blueprint'.
Listen to 'Blueprint' below and grab the full album here!
Written by Peter McGuire.
@2017 Dj Mag Malaysia
Don Diablo is an electro house producer well known for using his
own vocals on his tracks and for his very unique sound.
After building such a huge fan base through his countless dance crazed
hits, he is back with another energy-filled tune: Echoes, the
official theme song for the forthcoming movie “Kill Switch”.
Echoes comes laced with an epic vocal and showcases a softer melodic
As the track builds are made with uplifting synths, the drop brings
Don Diablo‘s signature wobbles along with a fresh pop style.
Don’s insistence of quality over quantity aptly aligns with the mantra
of his Hexagonia and there is tons more to expect from the booming
artist in the coming months as we head straight into the summer festival
Written by: Simona