5, 6, 7, June
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As the hugely exciting debut edition of ALDA & Insomniac's SAGA Festival draws ever closer, the eagerly anticipated event amazed party goers even further last night, revealing star-studded lineup additions for the festival during a special SAGA launch party in Romania.
Unveiling the insight into the festival's theme via 'the story of SAGA', the telling of the mythical adventure set to greet ravers between 5-7 June at Izvor Park, Bucharest, the Romanian launch party saw a flurry of the finest names from the world of electronic music in attendance during the evening. SAGA also announced plans to go green with the debut edition of the festival focusing on reducing the carbon footprint, and providing waste sustainability through a plastic smart policy.
During the launch party event, SAGA declared the latest billing for its inaugural edition, catering for a wide spectrum of tastes within the dance music world. Australian party starter, DJ, and instrumentalist, Timmy Trumpet has joined the lineup, in addition to psy-trance kings Vini Vici and multi-million selling Swedish songstress Zara Larsson, who will perform a spectacular live show. With a selection of high-profile names added during the Phase 3 announcement, trance maestro Dash Berlin will bring his euphoric sounds to Bucharest, as well as eagerly-anticipated sets from technically skilled DJ and producer Laidback Luke, and powerhouse duo Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano.
Joining them in Romania this summer will be Drumcode founder and techno stalwart Adam Beyer, Dutch producer ADIN, dynamic Ukranian duo ARTBAT, Frankfurt legend Chris Liebing, and eclectic Glaswegian selector Denis Sulta. As well as a hotly anticipated performance from multifaceted artist Enrico Sangiuliano, there'll also be sets from progressive techno master Joris Voorn, young Berlin producer Kevin de Vries, melodic maestro Kölsch, and Berghain resident Len Faki. This latest announcement also includes a special LIVE show from diverse Dutch musician Reinier Zonneveld, and a typically atmospheric showing from iconic German selector Sven Väth.
These names join the already announced cast, which will see a glittering ensemble of names from house, trap, and progressive, head to Romania between 5-7 June 2020, with GRAMMY winning DJ and producer Tiësto performing a Romania 2020 summer exclusive. The lineup is also set to include Norwegian superstar Alan Walker (Romania 2020 summer exclusive), future house supremo Don Diablo, British brothers Disclosure, acclaimed trance act Faithless (DJ Set), American masked mogul Marshmello (only Romanian performance of 2020) and the Bucharest debut of one of the hottest new names on the scene; Meduza. With the likes of tropical house pioneer Sam Feldt (Romania 2020 exclusive performance) and pop-dance master Sigala (first time in Bucharest) also in attendance, SAGA party-goers will be on hand to experience the beginning of a brand new era for the Romanian festival scene, with more than 150 artists performing across 5 diverse stages during the weekend.
SAGA GOES GREEN
In addition to a scintillating Phase 3 billing, SAGA has also revealed a new partnership with WWF, with the purpose of enrolling as many people as possible to act for preserving Romanian biodiversity and the quality of air, water and food. The agreement, which will see SAGA aim to be a sustainable event, will see the Romanian spectacle bid to secure a low 'festival footprint', a term made up of the waste management, carbon footprint compensation, sourcing of local food, use of public transport, and much more. As figureheads of the environmental change movement, WWF Romania wants to promote a great understanding of the issues facing the world as we know it, with half of all forests and coral reefs globally already lost, together with 80% of wetlands, and two-thirds of the world's long rivers.
SAGA will also work with Reciclad'OR, the green partner of the festival, to encourage all festival goers to reduce their impact on the environment. Aiming to reduce the carbon footprint, through a plastic smart policy, and sustainably managing waste, the organisation looks to protect the local area, urging party goers to recycle and become more responsible in ensuring the safety of our planet, environmentally. Reciclad'OR prepares plenty of creative activities to stimulate the eco-conscious and eco-curious and offer innovative ways to solve the problems of waste and pollution during the entire festival, and thanks to a partnership with Green Point, a special 'Eco Island' will be created every day at SAGA.
ALDA is a global producer, concept developer, and promoter of electronic music and DJ concepts. The company organizes events like AMF, SAGA Festival, Armin Only, A State of Trance, Electronic Family, We Are Connected, New Horizons, and The Flying Dutch. At ADE 2018, ALDA joined forces with Insomniac. Together the two premier production companies will expand the dance music scene to a broader international audience.
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Talented italian trio Meduza have celebrated a huge year in 2019 with their silver, gold, platinum, diamond and grammy nominated record 'Piece Of Your Heart'. Their recent single 'Lose Control' has already accumulated 200m+ online streams and has celebrated 7 weeks straight on the BBC Radio 1 A-List. Whilst being the #5 most Shazammed track in the world. In just one year, the Meduza have managed to achieve all the goals that every artist can dream of.
"Born to Love" starts off with thumping basslines and organic stabs that will surely make you feel the rhythmic house groove until hypnotizing vocals kick in, creating a mesmerizing house bomb that will definitely be heard this festival season and beyond.
The captivating vocal don't lose their hypnotic effect on the listener, with the quality essence of every Meduza release contained throughout. The progressive and subtle variation throughout gives the original more kick, more power, placing it well to suit the club scene worldwide. "Born to love" seems to be a declaration of love for house music.
Check out the full stream below and be sure to save it in your playlist.
@2020 - DJ Mag Malaysia - Simona Nardone
Caprices presents Modernity Festival
April 17-19 & April 24-26, 2020
For its 17th edition, Caprices presents its new concept: Modernity 2 X Higher, spreading over two weekends on April 17-19 & April 24-26, 2020. Marco Carola, Jamie Jones, Luciano, Sven Väth, Guy Gerber, Lee Burridge, Ricardo Villalobos, Adriatique will be amongst more than 53 of the most prominent artists of the moment, who will gather in Crans-Montana. Three new stages have been announced, one new daytime stage at Cry D’Er plus two new night stages that will host various national and international festival and club brands.
Modernity 2 X Higher
Located 2,200 meters on the Cry D’Er terrace with a breath-taking panoramic view in the heart of the Swiss Alps, the Modernity stage continues to attract more customers from around the world wishing to live this unique clubbing experience. For its 17th edition, the event's organizing committee wanted to extend the festival over two weekends from April 17 to 19 and from April 24 to 26 in order to offer not 3 but 6 Modernity events. A second daytime stage, located in the Club Cry D’Er on the Modernity site, will be offered to the public in order to offer them a choice of programming.
The most influential artists on the scene responded to the call for the new concept. The first weekend of the festival will notably welcome artists such as Sven Väth, Adriatique, Guy Gerber, Lee Burridge, Behrouz, Chaim, Yokoo, Lunar Disco, Parallells (Live), Guti (Live), Traumer, Archie Hamilton, Ion Ludwig, Britta Arnold, Mira & Chris Schwarzwalder and more.
On the second weekend, the mountains will vibrate with the sounds of Marco Carola, Jamie Jones, Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Sonja Moonear, Marco Faraone, Osunlade, Mathew Jonson, Magda, Agents of time, Michel Cleis, Alex Kostic, Skizzo, Steve Rachmad, Cesar Merveille, Shaun Reeves, Ryan Crosson and many more.
New Night Stages
Caprices's Moon stage from previous years will give way to two new stages — the Forest Stage and the Chalet Stage — which have been imagined and programmed in collaboration with renowned national and international festival and club partners. On the international side, you will find party labels such as: Esto Es Tulum from Mexico, Epizode from Vietnam, Pyramid from Ibiza, Gypsyland from Italy, Aum from Paris, Slapfunk Records from Nethereland and many others. On the national side, the leading players on the Swiss scene will be associated such as the D! Club and Folklor of Lausanne, Secret Society of Geneva, Terrazza of Zurich. The full programme for each evening will be announced shortly.
Maxime Léonard, in charge of the artistic part, comments "It is an immense honour for us to be able to bring together around the festival so many important artists / festivals / clubs on the international scene. It’s a huge sign of recognition for us! In addition, on the artistic level, this allows for extremely interesting sharing work, and allows us to offer programmes from recognized artists and newcomers from all over the world.”
WEEKEND ONE 17 – 19 APRIL
GIVEN (JAMES MC HALE & GIORGIO MAULINI)
ION LUDWIG (LIVE)
MIRA & CHRIS SCHWARZWALDER
WEEKEND TWO 24 – 26 APRIL
AGENTS OF TIME (DJ SET)
BRUK BOOGIE KRU
MATHEW JONSON (LIVE)
PLUS MORE TBA
Zonderling’s 2019 was one to remember- successfully pleased crowds across the world with releases on leading electronic music labels like Spinnin’, Armada, Hexagon and Heldeep Records. Not to mention Zonderling rocked stages from Europe to Asia, swinging through Africa, at some of the most prestigious clubs and festivals including Tomorrowland, Mysteryland, Electric Love, to name a few.
Having spent most of 2019 in their musical lair strategizing for an epic 2020, the Dutch duo Zonderling is ready to unleash the first release of this exciting new year in collaboration with German producer, NØ SIGNE, on a smashing new track ‘Clouds’. ‘Clouds’ is a unique combination of both artists’ worlds - with a hard-hitting drop and smooth analog synth breakdown to perfectly balance the track. What started as a small idea, turned into a stunning result! This first collaboration between Zonderling and NØ SIGNE will definitely shake the start of this new decade! Set to release 16 January on Martin Garrix’s imprint, STMPD RCRDS.
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As Generation Smash continues on an elevated, on-the-rise 2020 schedule, the Smash The House offshoot from Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike shines a light on fresh producers shaking up the scene; this time with Melbourne maverick SCNDL, Italian titans Flaremode and Chinese newcomer Casper Yu.
Bringing a transatlantic fusion of the trio’s inevitable flair together, they rock ‘The Cross’ with militant beats, throaty low end vocals and winding synths from the get go. From bad boy-delivered toplines that are said dripping with coolness, juxtaposed with processed tones that catch the listeners’ attention, it’s a union of horn-tooting mayhem injected with attitude, bite and presents an urban stance before double-time beats whirr the scale up past 11.
A sure-fire, stadium-slaying anthem that is undoubtedly here to devastate dancefloors as this introduction presents itself with a talent way beyond the trio’s years spent in the scene, make sure you get your hands on ‘The Cross’ now!