Tickets for Club AMF available here.
Tickets for Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano: EXPOSED available here.
As one of the industry's most esteemed trailblazers, ALDA has earned its position as a key brand in the events industry. This year, ALDA will return to ADE, hosting four showcases alongside its flagship event AMF.
Since its debut edition in 2013, AMF has been firmly at the centre of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). Attracting a global crowd every year, the festival takes place in the iconic Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam. In 2018, 40,000 fans from 100 countries attended the event, and witnessed performances from many of the industry's most acclaimed stars. The 2019 edition of AMF will host top tier artists (A-Z): Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Coone, David Guetta, Don Diablo, Jonas Blue, Tiësto, and this year's II=I Timmy Trumpet and W&W as well as supporting artist Mike Williams and host ZAWDI MC. AMF 2019 has sold out in record time, with limited VIP Premium tickets and Party Pit upgrades still available.
This year's ADE marks the beginning of a revolutionary new concept, Club AMF. From 16-18 October, the futuristic concept will see three powerhouse labels take over The Artist World in the Dutch capital - as the world's biggest rave delivers its unique brand of ferocious energy in a more close-knit setting. Kicking off proceedings on Wednesday 16th October, Dharma Worldwide hosts the first of three Club AMF nights, as the label presents its 'Dharma World' showcase. Founded by KSHMR in 2017, the pioneering label has developed a global reputation as a hallmark for musical expression and aims to break boundaries with genre-blending tracks. Attendees can expect energy-fueled sets, with KSHMR himself headlining proceedings. The acclaimed producer will be joined in Amsterdam by a flurry of artists, including Timmy Trumpet, 22Bullets, Dropgun, JetFire, Mariana Bo, MARNIK, and special guest Kaaze.
On Thursday 17th October, Club AMF will host Insomniac Music Group as the esteemed brand presents its Insomniac Records label showcase, bringing a selection of its finest talents to ADE. Since it was founded in 2014, the label has become world-renowned as a platform for some of the finest producers within electronic music. To celebrate ADE, the label will be travelling across the pond to bring its unique brand of electronic music to the Dutch capital, alongside partnerships with acclaimed imprints such as Blackbook, Realm, Solotoko, and Solä. Adding a slick blend of bass and house to the Dutch party, DJ and producer juggernaut Chris Lake will perform alongside a truly all-star cast, with hugely popular UK duo Gorgon City also taking to the wheels of steel at the eclectic night. Few producers have enjoyed a rise as meteoric as Dom Dolla's in recent years and with the ARIA-nominated producer (labelled Pete Tong's 'future star of 2019') also set to dominate the ADE crowd, the Insomniac lineup is rounded off by the additions of fast-rising talent Mason Maynard, diverse producer Redlight, house giant Sonny Fodera, and duo Yolanda Be Cool.
Rounding off the Club AMF trilogy, the final night will see Vini Vici's vanguard label Alteza Records take over the The Artist World on Friday 18th October. Since its foundation in 2018, the label has quickly made a huge impact globally as a purveyor of talent, with a focus on the psy-trance genre. Nurturing some of the industry's most promising talents, Alteza Records has quickly become one of the most influential electronic music labels in the world. Alongside Alteza founders Vini Vici, who are sure to provide a typically explosive set, the Alteza party will also herald performances from Liquid Soul, psy-trance superstar MR. BLACK and a special b2b from WHITENO1SE and Reality Test. Rounding off a truly glittering ensemble, the Friday party will welcome sets from GRIMM, and versatile Russian producer Shapov. The evening will be completed by the slick tones of Ilan Bluestone.
In addition to Club AMF, ALDA will also host Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano's EXPOSED show at AFAS Live on Friday 18 October. The duo will perform their brand new show which will see them strip back to the core of their sound. The energetic pair continues to impress in the lead-up to their biggest solo show to date, which has been earmarked as one of the highlights of this year's ADE.
The aforementioned ADE shows will serve as the latest triumph in a series of collaborative events hosted by event industry leaders ALDA and Insomniac. Celebrating the lead-up to AMF, the three Club AMF showcases will offer fans the chance to get up-close and personal with some of their favourite artists. The penultimate ALDA ADE event; Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano: EXPOSED, will revolutionise the live experience for attendees, and will mark a pivotal moment in the duo's career. Finally, ALDA's stint at ADE 2019 will close with AMF, as thousands of fans unite in the Johan Cruijff ArenA for an unforgettable night that will go down in history as one of the festival's finest chapters.
Following the release of ‘Summer Lover’ back in June 2019, Malaysian pop trio MFMF. is back again with their fourth single of the year with ‘Too Much Love’. ‘Too Much Love’ is an uplifting anthem and, as the title suggests, a song about finding love with oneself, and then passing on that love, hope, and enthusiasm to people around them. With its boundless energy and endless hooks, this song is catchy and infectious and upon one listen, and it is clear that the melody will be sticking to you for the rest of your day.
To tie up with the release of ‘Too Much Love’, MFMF. will also be collaborating with several dance studios in Kuala Lumpur, as well as a handful of freelance dancers and choreographers on a music video.
This dance-centric video will be entirely user generated, and will be showcasing the dancers’ various dance moves and reactions to the song. The footages will then be stitched together in the eventual music video; which will be out a week after the release of the song.
To ensure the success of this campaign, MFMF. is collaborating with the Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA), in which supporters and listeners will be encouraged to follow a custom curated playlist by MFMF. on Spotify, which they can easily follow and also share around with their friends and families. In doing that, they are providing an effortless, and most importantly, a zero-costway for the transmission of this campaign to the general masses.
MFMF. is pledging to donate 50% of all the proceeds obtained from Spotify for ‘Too Much Love’ to MMHA to show their support for this initiative. On top of that, MFMF. will be working together with Fly Project, a popular Malaysian boutique fitness company that hosts various instructor-guided fitness classes, to organize a one-of-a-kind event as part of the release campaign for ‘Too Much Love’.
Fly Project will be hosting a special week-long Fly Cycle classes in which MFMF. will be doing live DJ sessions during the class, as opposed to curating a regular Spotify playlist. The kick off class, to be held on the 12th of October 2019, will be a special invite-only event which will be attended by the most influential Malaysian KOLs. Fly Project will also be selling seats for their subsequent classes for the week long campaign and has also pledged to donate the proceeds to MMHA.
This exclusive campaign for the release of a single is the first-of-its-kind in Malaysia, and we really can’t wait to see what else they have in store for the future.
Surely a highlight of 2019’s release calendar for trance - and music - fans around the world, ‘Sound Advice: Chapter Two’ is the stunning new long player from UK producer Ben Gold, out for worldwide release today on Armada Music.
Beautifully produced, thoughtfully compiled and breathtakingly daring in its ability to roar from instant anthems through to sublime orchestral pieces, ‘Sound Advice: Chapter 2’ is the work of an artist utterly confident in the studio and completely in tune with the dance floor.
‘Sound Advice: Chapter 2’ is the follow on from the 2018 first edition of Gold’s ‘Sound Advice’ series and marks his return to the club and festival sound he is revered for.
“‘Chapter 1’ of ‘Sound Advice’ was based around the concept of live instruments,” Gold said from his home base in Amsterdam. “Every record had a live instrument in it. For ‘Chapter 2’ I’ve gone back to the dance floor with some incredible new talent featuring across the new tracks. It’s a format that works really well for me and really gives me creative freedom to produce and evolve and explore sound without being restricted. I’ve been road testing the music out on tour and the reactions have been beyond anything I anticipated so it’s looking good, for sure.”
Opening up the album is Gold’s current, critically acclaimed single ‘The City Sleeps Tonight’. Dynamic, driving and at times ethereal, this is classic vocal trance at its finest, setting the tone for what’s to come. Carrying on the melodic vibe is HVNNAH collaboration ‘Come Home’, a beautifully positive, upbeat track infused with celebratory pianos, bouncing synths and the kind of breakdowns that produce a sea of hands in the air.
If ‘Come Home’ is light and airy, ‘Why You EI’ is the kind of electronic destroyer that DJs the world over will be dropping. Undulating instrumentals, rivers of synths and huge fluctuations between light and dark sections are masterfully tied together by one relentless rhythm that acts as a spine to the track. The energy continues with Gold’s second single to be released from the album earlier this year, ‘Sapphire (Recut)’. An instant hit on Garuda Music back in 2010, Gold breathed new life into the cut for 2019, “radiating power and brilliance”.
The mark of any album that raises the bar is the artist’s willingness to throw a curveball into the mix and with the Ruben De Ronde and Louise Rademaker single ‘Ghost’, Gold does exactly that. Rademaker’s sultry vocal is teased by the duo across sublime strings and elegant percussion. De Ronde and Gold show a real understanding of just how emotively powerful trance can be when in the hands of two masters of the genre - the world can surely look forward to one hell of a remix package in the not too distant future.
Working with Sheridan Grout and Fahjah with Julia Ross on vocals, ‘Take Me To Heaven’ is Gold back in clubbing territory once again. The echoing top line lifts the track up to the rafters, rolling arpeggios thundering towards an almighty drop that propels the track over the edge. Teaming up with After Midnight, the album’s penultimate track ‘Step Inside’ is a true powerhouse track, layer upon layer of synths and percussion creating a riot of dance floor energy.
Finally, Gold teams up with fellow icon Richard Durand for what must be the most spine-tingling, goosebump-inducing track from the entire album. From the second it drops, ‘A Thousand Times’ is proper, euphoric, flawless trance that harks back to the genre’s heighday. Two producers at the height of their powers, this is absolute pure gold and leaves the listener begging for more.
‘Sound Advice: Chapter 2’ is nothing short of a classic artist album that will cement Ben Gold’s status as one of the real legends of trance music. Fans who fall in love with the LP will be able to catch him live across the remainder of 2019 and through into 2020, where singles from the album are sure to take pride of place in his electrifying shows.
BEN GOLD ‘SOUND ADVICE: CHAPTER TWO’ IS OUT FOR GLOBAL RELEASE SEPTEMBER 20TH ON ARMADA MUSIC
BEN GOLD ‘SOUND ADVICE: CHAPTER TWO’ TRACKLIST:
01 - Ben Gold - The City Sleeps Tonight
02 - Ben Gold & HVNNAH - Come Home
03 - Ben Gold - Why You EI
04 - Ben Gold - Sapphire (Recut)
05 - Ben Gold, Ruben De Ronde & Louise Rademakers - Ghost
06 - Ben Gold, Sheridan Grout & Fahjah ft. Julia Ross - Take Me To Heaven
07 - Ben Gold & After Midnight - Step Inside
08 - Ben Gold & Richard Durand - A Thousand Times
NERVOUS RECORDS - SEPTEMBER 20th 2019
Slovenian rising star Ian Sound drops his incredible new single ‘Fake Records’ on NYC imprint, Nervous Records today.
Bursting with groove and a timeless old school sound, ‘Fake Records’ is undoubtedly going to have dance floors jumping through to the early hours. The track serves up a hefty bass-line and rolling drum beats throughout, every sound fusing perfectly with the Hip-Hop influenced vocal sample and classic break down that resonates with the world of 80’s Chicago style house.
Sound explained “After the release of my first track 'Wiggity Wack' I was searching for my next inspiration. I was listening to some old school Hip Hop and Dead Prez’s track - Hip Hop, came on, as soon as I heard the vocal, I immediately knew that this was the sample that I had to work around. I love producing tracks that include old school break-beats, Hip-Hop vocals, groovy bass lines and tight hi-hats, you’ll find all of these elements in ‘Fake Records’. The track was so much fun to make and I feel it fits my personality and style perfectly.’”
Sound holds a residency at STUK, Slovenia where he has played alongside names such as UMEK and Mike Vale. The residency at the Maribor club has lead to numerous appearances at venues and festivals across the nation, joining the same stage as artists such as Joris Voorn & Klingande, including a landmark performance this summer at Slovenia’s biggest festival Stellarbeat.
His profile rapidly rising beyond the borders of Slovenia and across the European circuit, Ian Sound is the first to be selected for The Mother Lode’s ‘Emerging Artist’ programme. With recent releases on Lapsus Music & Kubu and another release imminent for the UK’s Shanghaied label, this promising young artist is proving to be one of the most exciting names coming up through the hotly contested tech-house ranks.
19 October 2019
Tickets available here
AMF is set to make history this October, as the festival gears up for its greatest edition yet during Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). The biggest indoor rave of the night has officially revealed its full 2019 lineup and an all-star selection of the world's greatest DJs will be heading to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam on 19 October, as AMF prepares to unite fans from all over the world once again in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. AMF 2019 will bring together: Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Coone, David Guetta, Don Diablo, Jonas Blue and Tiësto as well as a special return of its world-renowned II=I concept, which sees two major artists go back to back for a unique performance. This year's edition will see Timmy Trumpet and W&W team up for a high-power set that will go down in history as one of the most iconic performances AMF has ever seen.
Swedish progressive house maestro Alesso is set to bring his own signature sound to AMF. Having made a name for himself through his unmatched production ability, he is responsible for many of the industry's most iconic hits. The undisputed king of trance Armin van Buuren will also be making his return to AMF this year. He holds the title as the artist who has topped DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs poll more times than anyone else, a testament to his far-reaching influence and dedicated fanbase. French EDM megastar David Guetta is also set to take to the revered AMF stage. The star reigned as the world's No.1 DJ in 2011, and has further cemented his position as one of the most prolific artists globally, having sold over nine million albums and thirty million singles worldwide. Global dance music icon Tiësto is making his long-awaited return to the AMF stage and the Dutch Grammy winner is truly ready to return in incredible style. His unparalleled ability to deliver an energy-fueled performance has made him one of the most highly-awaited performers at this year's edition of AMF.
Dutch home-grown talent Don Diablo will be making his highly-anticipated return to AMF. The future house pioneer's extensive discography has allowed him to build a global reputation as one of the industry's most accomplished artists. Also joining this year's all-star billing is hardstyle prodigy Coone who was named the highest ranking hardstyle artist in DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs poll, and he has continued to grow in popularity ever since. British sensation Jonas Blue is also performing at the Johan Cruijff ArenA. With almost 7.5 billion streams and 40 million singles sold, he is certainly a force to be reckoned with. The 5 x BRIT Award nominee has continued to make his mark during 2019.
At each edition, AMF's II=I concept sees two major artists join forces for a unique B2B performance. II=I offers fans the rare opportunity to see some of the world's most iconic artists combine their talents for a one-off performance. This year's II=I set will see Australian powerhouse Timmy Trumpet join forces with dynamic Dutch duo W&W. The artists are set to combine their talents for what is envisioned to be one of the most ferocious performances in AMF history. The supporting artist this year is another Dutch talent, Mike Williams, who will be joined by ZAWDI MC.
Every year, AMF also hosts the crowning of the world's number one DJ in DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs poll. Previous editions have seen the likes of Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hardwell and Armin van Buuren receive the coveted award. As an undisputed highlight of ADE, AMF has built a reputation as one of the most outstanding events in the world. With such a stellar selection of artists due to take to the stage at AMF this year, tickets are expected to sell at an unprecedented rate.
AMF will take place in the Johan Cruijff ArenA on 19th October from 21:00-06:00. Last remaining tickets are available now, and are expected to sell quickly. Tickets for AMF 2019 are available here.
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"Midnight Hour" with Ty Dolla $ign and Boys Noize dropped worldwide at midnight in all its undeniable R&B house glory that's a departure for all involved.
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First BPM event in Israel to host Acid Pauli, Âme (live), Danny Tenaglia, DJ Koze, Honey Dijon, Sasha and more!
The BPM Festival: Tel Aviv
September 30, 2019
Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv, Israel
Expanding upon its leading global presence, The BPM Festival has announced a new one-day festival in Tel Aviv, Israel for this September 30, 2019. Globally praised for presenting cutting edge underground dance music lineups, The BPM Festival: Tel Aviv will see the world-renowned festival bring together an eclectic lineup of leading house and techno acts. Making its Israeli debut at Hayarkon Park, the open-air day into night event will feature Acid Pauli, Âme (live), Danny Tenaglia, DJ Koze, Honey Dijon, Mano Le Tough, Petre Inspirescu, Sasha, and more. Festival-goers can expect top level production for a new exciting chapter in Hayarkon Park’s storied musical history.
Transforming the grounds of Tel Aviv’s ‘green lung,’ The BPM Festival: Tel Aviv’s debut edition will feature world-class talent on four stages of music in Hayarkon Park with additional acts including Gioli & Assia (live), Nico Stojan, SIT and a contingent of local favorites Adar Cohen, Alex Mazor, Asael Weiss, Asaf Samuel, Benji, Captain Dust, Jonas Hassan, Niran Mantin, Ofer Holtzman, Omri Galor, and Tal Cohen. Outfitted in BPM jungle decor, each stage: Legacy, Spiritual, Fusion, and Minimal, will be accompanied by stunning art installations by Israeli burner camp Sunrise Kingdom and mesmerizing visuals.
Presented in partnership with regional leaders, The Block Club, Music Tel Aviv Group, Midburn Pirates, and Sunrise Kingdom, The BPM Festival looks forward to creating an unforgettable Israeli debut as it welcomes new fans to its devoted international audience. Early bird tickets are on sale now from ₪250 (approx. $70 USD | €62 EUR) at www.eventer.co.il/thebpmfestivaltelaviv.
The BPM Festival: Tel Aviv Lineup:
(in alphabetical order)
Gioli & Assia (live)
Mano Le Tough
Monday, September 30, 2019
Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv, Israel
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New Horizons Festival achieves a record-breaking 80,000 visitors & hosts exclusive 360-degree Mainstage
With more than 160 top-class DJs, a world premiere, multiple all-star stage hosts and a revolutionary 360-degree Mainstage, 'Capital Park', New Horizons returned to the Nürburgring in truly phenomenal style. The festival hosted a record-breaking 80,000 visitors from 40 countries over three days during its third edition, aptly named the "Kingdom of Fire". During a spectacular ceremony, the dates for next year's edition were announced, as New Horizons prepares to return on 21-23 August 2020.
The third edition of New Horizons drew to a close with an incredible finale on Saturday night, as the atmosphere within the Nürburgring reached its peak. One of the event's major highlights was undoubtedly the exclusive 360-degree 'Capital Park', which provided the perfect backdrop for extraordinary headlining performances. The uniquely designed Mainstage truly took the festival experience to the next level for attendees, who were left in awe of the visual spectacle. The impressive 350 meter circumference wraparound stage incorporated lights and flames surrounding the massive dance floor. The fusion of flames, lasers, and synchronised lighting made for a truly spectacular 3D experience which made festivalgoers feel like they were partying in the Kingdom of Fire.
For five days, visitors celebrated on the campsite and on the festival grounds as superstar DJs including Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Major Lazer, Martin Garrix, Timmy Trumpet and many more took to the stage. In total, more than 160 artists performed across ten different stages throughout the festival site. Attendees were able to enjoy performances in perfect weather conditions, as clear skies remained overhead throughout the weekend.
On Thursday night, global superstars Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Timmy Trumpet and many others left the audience in awe with their spectacular performances. Friday night headliners Major Lazer performed their only show in Germany for 2019, making the occasion even more special. With an unbelievable stage show, they fuelled the crowd with energy and created absolute mayhem during their entire performance. Friday night also saw the world's no.1 DJ Martin Garrix bring his world-renowned ANIMA show exclusively to the New Horizons 'Capital Park' and the 360-degree stage made the experience truly spectacular. This year the dancing king of the DJ scene, Salvatore Ganacci, returned to New Horizons with a world premiere by hosting his own Zatara stage the 'Urban Circus'.
On the final night of the record-breaking festival, Don Diablo caused a stir with his exclusive FUTURE XL show and his own stage, hosted by his label HEXAGON. The Dutch maestro lit up the night with an energy-fuelled performance. Visitors were treated to yet another exclusive on the final night by Dutch DJ duo Project One, consisting of all-star hardstyle DJs Headhunterz and Wildstylez, who performed for the first time ever in Germany. As the first ever hardstyle act to perform at the New Horizons 'Capital Park', the pair closed the penultimate night of the festival in truly ferocious style. The same was true for Canadian artist REZZ, who officially made her German festival debut at New Horizons. Her set in Trap Town, hosted by Blacklist, was her only performance in Germany for this year and fans travelled from all over the world just to see her take to the stage. New Horizons also hosted a Musical Madness stage which displayed an array of massive hardstyle artists such as Da Tweekaz, Brennan Heart, Ran-D and many more. Both Blacklist and Musical Madness stages have also been confirmed to return to New Horizons in the massive 2020 edition of the festival.
This year's edition of New Horizons will be one that will go down in history as the event goes from strength to strength with each passing year and takes the festival experience to new heights.
ALDA Events CEO Allan Hardenberg shared his pride regarding organizing the iconic event:
"New Horizons 2019 was one for the books. It was such an honour to host so many incredible artists and hosting partners at this year's edition and feature the exclusive 360-degree Mainstage. It's been a pleasure to see the festival grow each year. Thanks to all 80,000 passionate travellers who joined us and made the third edition of New Horizons so unforgettable. See you next year!"
Tickets for 2020:
A strictly limited amount of tickets for New Horizons 2020 are now on sale. The first 3-day passes for all loyal travellers are available from €99 without camping and from €141 with camping.
Talking about the Pioneers of Electronic Music scene in India, and it’s nearly impossible that your ears haven’t caught up with name of this EDM-Pop -Bigroom ‘The Untold’. They have given world-class performances in almost every corner of the India and specialize in making sure you get off your seat and hit the stage to break a leg !
The Untold have shared stage with artists like Don Diablo, Progressive Brothers, Jean Marie, Dimatik, Jet Fire, Djs from Mars and many more. They have played and rocked every stage they’ve ever been on, be it the top music festivals brand like Sunburn Campus, VH1 Supersonic, Dunes Music Festival etc or the top nightclubs in India. Recently The Untold released a brand new banger tune via OTW Mixmash Records alongside Danny Ores and Reverse Prime.
Ritual - Using (Meduza Remix)
Striking a balance between freshness and familiarity is the main challenge facing any remixer, As much as a remix can breathe life into a piece of music, it can also cut free the structural restraints of the original. The Meduza impressive portfolio of hits shows they is no stranger to creating the perfect hook: there’s much more room for voice to take centre stage with a more anthemic edge. From stabs supporting the higher ends of vocal range, Meduza’ sound works well with the lyrics, giving a much grittier feel.
Meduza inject energy and jubilation , turning Using from emotional to beautifully euphoric.