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Powfu – “Death Bed (Coffee For Your Head)”

BREAKOUT ARTIST POWFU SHARES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR RISING HOT 100 HIT “DEATH BED (COFFEE FOR YOUR HEAD)” FT. BEABADOBEE

THE LO-FI HIP-HOP TRACK REACHES TOP 10 GLOBALLY ON SPOTIFY AND SHAZAM

Bursting out of the lo-fi hip-hop scene, Powfu has premiered the official video for his explosive track “death bed (coffee for your head)” featuring UK singer beabadobee today – watch HERE. The video, which was brought to life by director duo BEDROOM, playfully follows Powfu and his girlfriend in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.

The track is a staple on TikTok with over 3M videos created to date. “death bed” made its Billboard Hot 100 debut last week, catapulting up the charts with major radio adds rolling in internationally. The song has over 250M combined audio/video streams to date worldwide. “death bed” is #6 on Spotify’s Global chart and #12 in the US, while sitting Top 10 in 15 countries. Watch Powfu breakdown the lyrics for the track on Genius’ Verified HERE.

The 21-year-old Canadian artist started recording in the basement of his parents’ home and started releasing music on Soundcloud while still in high school. He would steal his dad’s mic (Faber Drive) and ended up purchasing himself a laptop as recording quickly became his favorite hobby. After finalizing his image and sound, his numbers started rapidly increasing, gaining millions of streams over multiple platforms. He has collaborated with many artists on the rise such as Rxseboy, Guardin, and Snow. His genre can vary from chill-lo-fi to hype-punk, as he finds inspiration through older punk-rock bands as well as newer hip-hop artists such as G-Eazy and Madeintyo.

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TM88 – “Tokyo Nights”

TM88 RELEASES “TOKYO NIGHTS (FEAT. MADEINTYO)”

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MORE NEW MUSIC FROM TM88 COMING SOON 

Today, GRAMMY Award-nominated powerhouse producer, artist, DJ, and Taylor Gang affiliate TM88 drops “Tokyo Nights (feat. MadeinTYO).” Listen HERE.

The track comes in hot following TM88 producing “P2” off of Lil Uzi Vert’s  Billboard Top 200 number 1 album, Eternal Atake in addition to following up from TM88 & Smokepurpp’s joint single “RR.”

“Tokyo Nights (feat. MadeinTYO)” has a late-night cruising vibe to it. The track features fellow Atlanta native, MadeinTYO, known for his hit “Uber Everywhere,” rapping about the ladies and foreign cars encountered in a night out in Tokyo over TM88’s tranquil yet vigorous beats.

“I really wanted to bring the feel of a real Tokyo night to life racing through the neon light streets with a couple of beautiful women and just living the night of my life with my bro MadeinTYO,” says TM88.

The track came together organically at TM88’s home studio in LA when he was cooking up beats with all of his homeboys around -Southside, Travis Scott, Trinidad James, Sheck Wes, and Wheezy. TM88 recalls MadeinTYO pulled up and was ready to work after the duo already made 8 songs together that week. The rest was history. TM88 is a staple in the Atlanta trap scene and hip-hop.

As an artist he holds over 70 million streams and has collaborated with Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Future, Juicy J, Gunna, Moneybagg Yo, Wiz Khalifa, Project Pat, Lil Yachty, Valee and more. Under his belt, TM88 has production credits building an impressive discography of both superstars and rising rappers from Drake “Company”, to 21 Savage “Drip”, to Travis Scott “Nothing but Net” to the late XXXTENTACION “going down!”. Not to mention TM88’s somber infused beats are a key component to Lil Uzi Vert’s global smash-hit “XO Tour Llif3.”

The record is currently seven-times platinum certified from the RIAA. Cementing himself as a singular voice within Atlanta, TM88 maintains his position at the forefront of the pack. In fact, he does more than just influence the style of his hometown; he regularly pushes it to level up. He went from selling beats for $40 a pop at 12-years-old to co-founding 808 Mafia and eventually arriving as a solo musical force on the heels of a string of smashes.

“TM88 (is) serving as one of the hottest track makers in the industry now”

“(A) hitmaker”

“Atlanta’s finest” 

“The producer’s enchanting beats have served as the base to a plethora of hits along the years if you check the liner notes” 

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Fisher – “Wanna Go Dancin”

FISHER UNLEASHES NEW SONG,“WANNA GO DANCIN”

Track Is From His New EP, Freaks, Out Today Via Catch & Release / Astralwerks

“the darkly thumping tech house anthem ‘Freaks’…[is] undeniable in its body-moving effect.” –Billboard

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Following last week’s release of “Freaks,” the title track from his new EP, FISHER drops another irresistible anthem, “Wanna Go Dancin.” With its indelible refrain “my feet wanna go dancing” the track captures the collective yearning for the day we can all be back in the clubs. View the pseudo video for “Wanna Go Dancin” HERE.

FISHER is featured on New Music Daily on Apple Music.“Wanna Go Dancin” is the second track on the GRAMMY®-nominated DJ/producer’s new EP, Freaks, which was released today by Catch & Release / Astralwerks. Download / stream Freaks HERE.

Placing “Freaks” at the top of the list of last week’s Best New Dance Tracks, Billboard said, “the darkly thumping tech house anthem ‘Freaks’…[is] undeniable in its body-moving effect.” DJ Times predicted, “FISHER looks to dominate the summer once again.” Dancing Astronaut observed, “FISHER’s cheeky nature is kept intact through the infectious, repeating vocal line, ‘Shoes come off and the freaks come out,’ as the track marks itself as an impeccable select for future peak-time festival sets.” This Song is Sick hailed “Freaks” as “a weapon with a relentless bass line and an explosive drop.”

Raised on Australia’s Gold Coast, FISHER became a sponsored pro surfer at age 16 and travelled the world. In recent years, he turned his DJing hobby into a massively successful career. His first two releases,Ya Kidding and his Oi Oi EP, were released on the famed Dirtybird Records.

“Losing It” and “You Little Beauty” released jointly by FISHER’s own Catch & Release label and Astralwerks – each claimed the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart. Earning a GRAMMY nomination for Best Dance Recording, “Losing It” was the biggest club record of 2018. It became a staple in every DJ’s set, with spins from the likes of underground titans such as Carl Cox, Nic Fanciulli, Idris Elba, Erick Morillo and mainstream artists such as The Chainsmokers, Tiësto and more.

Billboard said, “Australian mad man Fisher has yet to bust on his mission for grooves…Each tune is bassier and funkier than the last.” To date, FISHER has amassed over 400 million combined global streams. Check out his recent two-hour Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1 HERE.

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Disclosure × 2020 Tour Dates

DISCLOSURE ANNOUNCES SERIES OF INTIMATE SHOWS

Duo Will Headline 1720 In Los Angeles On April 17 And Public Records in Brooklyn on April 29

GRAMMY®-Nominated Duo Will Headline 1720 In Los Angeles On April 17 And Public Records in Brooklyn on April 29 2020

Festival Performances Include Coachella, III Points, Lovebox, Primavera, Riverside Festival Glasgow And Down The Rabbit Hole

Disclosure will play a series of headline shows across the U.S., U.K. and Europe this spring. The U.S. dates will find the GRAMMY®-nominated U.K. duo performing at such intimate venues as 1720 in Los Angeles (April 17) and Public Records in Brooklyn (April 29).

See below for itinerary.

Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, March 11, at 10:00 AM local time HERE.

The band will also be playing numerous 2020 festivals, including Coachella and III Points in the States. Disclosure will headline the Lovebox Festival in London on June 13 and perform at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain, Riverside Festival Glasgow and Down The Rabbit Hole in The Netherlands.

Disclosure’s new five-song EP, was hailed by Billboard as “an immediate national treasure.” Rolling Stone praised the “scintillating beats and euphoric builds” of “Tondo” and the “groovy house number” “Expressing What Matters.” Run The Trap said, “Disclosure Make Their Grand Return With ‘Ecstasy’ EP…Filled with groovy rhythms and diverse landscapes, [Ecstasy] is sure to hold fans over until their next album.” Download / stream Ecstasy HERE.

Like Disclosure’s 2018 EP, Moonlight, Ecstasy received a weeklong roll-out, with the duo revealing a track a day, culminating with the EP’s release on February 28. Disclosure, comprising brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, made its debut 10 years ago with the single “Offline Dexterity.” In that decade, the brothers have released two albums – Settle (2013) and Caracal (2015) – clocked up 4.5 billion streams and 4.5 million album sales, received five GRAMMY nominations, sold 500,000 tickets to their headline shows and topped festival bills all over the world. Both of their full-length albums topped the U.K. Official Albums chart and received GRAMMY nominations for Best Dance/Electronic Album. Settle was named the No.1 dance album of the decade by Billboard. “Know Your Worth,” the second collaboration between Khalid and Disclosure following the #1 global smash, GRAMMY-nominated “Talk,” was released in February.

Disclosure – North American Tour Dates

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 11, at 10:00 AM local time HERE

4/11 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/14 San Jose, CA San Jose State University – Event Center
4/15 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
4/17 Los Angeles, CA 1720
4/18 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/22 San Francisco, CA Halcyon
4/24 Chicago, IL Spybar
4/25 Detroit, MI TV Lounge
4/29 Brooklyn, NY Public Records
5/1 Miami, FL III Points Festival

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Martin Garrix x Clinton Kane Single

Martin Garrix Teams up with Rising Star Clinton Kane for Brand New Single “Drown”

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Martin Garrix is back with a long awaited new single, this time collaborating with rising singer Clinton Kane. Martin is never one to sit still and has been releasing one track after the other, now with “Drown.”

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Kane’s emotive vocals offer great depth to winning collaboration, and are a perfect fit with Garrix’ characteristic style. “Drown” is yet another example of Garrix’ superstar talent and his knack for working with brilliant vocalists from all over the world.

Born to Norwegian and Filipino parents and living in between multiple countries-primarily the UK and Australia, Clinton Kane grew up teaching himself to sing, play guitar, piano and the drums. Kane, signed to Columbia, makes a great artistic match with Garrix. The pair became fast friends after working together in the studio.

Martin Garrix says: “Making this track with my friend Clinton Kane was amazing! He is crazy talented and we get along very well making the studio sessions loads of fun! I’m really happy with the end result.”

Clinton Kane adds: “Martin is such a warm human and a mad talent. It was heaps of fun writing and working with him on this track. We actually only met after the song was fully finished due to logistical issues and volcanic eruptions. Thank god for technology! Love him to death.”

With Garrix’s recent events including a life-changing trip to Antarctica, Martin was recently announced as the official UEFA Euro 2020 Musical Artist, producing the official song to be revealed this spring that will used throughout the upcoming global tournament. Garrix will also be performing the song at the opening ceremony June 12 in Rome, Italy. Garrix also continues his run at the Omnia club in Las Vegas and will be performing at Ultra Music Festival in March. His 2020 is just getting started, and this new track will blast it into overdrive.

About Martin Garrix:
Martin Garrix has risen to global stardom in both pop as well as electronic circles. Dance music’s freshest talent has headlined festivals around the globe, founded a label and mentored other artists and won the #1 spot in DJ Mag’s Top 100 three times. His passion, ambition, drive and maturity remain unmatched in the world. “Animals” released June, 2013 was a breakout success and a game changer for the music industry. Reaching No.1 in the UK and many other territories, it proved that a hard-hitting dancefloor-oriented track could reach pop status, ultimately reaching over a billion streams across several platforms.

The seven years since have been marked by a quick march through the ranks of dance music, conquering stages all around the world and releasing more breakout hits including the highly acclaimed “Scared To Be Lonely” with Dua Lipa, “There For You'” with Troye Sivan, “Ocean” with Khalid, “Summer Days” with Macklemore and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, “Home” and “High On Life” with Bonn, and “Used To Love” with Dean Lewis. He was awarded with two MTV EMAs, a ‘Man of Today’ accolade from British GQ, a spot among Forbes’ ’30 Under 30′ list twice, Billboard’s “21 Under 21” list three times, and has also been honored on Billboard’s ‘EDM Power Players.’ Garrix performed at the 2018 Closing Ceremony of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea in 2018, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon twice and Good Morning America’s GMA Day. Set to produce and perform the official song of UEFA EURO 2020, the anthem will be revealed in spring 2020 to celebrate the 60 years of the competition. Martin started working with the brand AXE in 2018 with the release of “Burn Out,” to launch their platform AXE music. With STMPD RCRDS now firmly established, he has free range to do exactly what he loves most: making music.

About Clinton Kane:
Born to Norwegian and Filipino parents, 20-year-old Clinton Kane has lived in multiple countries, spending much of his time primarily between Australia and the UK. Clinton taught himself how to sing, play guitar, piano, and drums with his musical influences initially drawn from the church he grew up attending. Over the past 15 months, Clinton has shared 20 original songs, which generated a lot of buzz from fans and A&Rs alike. Since signing to Columbia in April 2019, he released his debut EP “this is what it feels like” chronicling the most vulnerable moments he’s experienced thus far: heartbreak, infidelity, anxiety, and more. Clinton released his latest song “So I Dont Let Me Down” in December 2019, which was inspired by his life as an artist and details his personal struggles. While his songs have become his own form of self-care, Clinton hopes that they have the same effect for someone else.

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OCASO 2020

“Be prepared to be teleported into a quantum realm of whimsicality.”360 MAGAZINE

By Vaughn Lowery × Sam Berman

At the peak of the year, music, beats and dancing brought together a crowd of 10,000 attendees to Costa Rica for 2020’s Ocaso Underground Music Festival – the world’s largest rave in the jungle. Even the leatherback turtles, howling monkeys and crocodiles were head bobbing.

The Ocaso Underground Music Festival, which engaged on January 9th – 13th, united travelers, ticos and seasoned ravers alike to Tamarindo, Costa Rica, off the coast of the Pacific Ocean for five days of electronic music bliss. The jubilee was established by founder Devin Ellis in 2018; and it just culminated its fourth semester, with plans to return in January 2021, proving a successful run for one of the most emerging EDM festivals on the planet. 

What makes this carnival so sui generis, aside from a stellar bill of DJs including Maceo Plex, Äme, Doc Martin, Justin Martin, Magdalena, Shiba San, Seth Troxler and Artba, might just be the visually striking and lushful setting of CR. The grounds, known as the Lesenda Retreat, centers around a trilithic stage composed of metal trusses for performers, complete with a towering geometric visual screen synchronized to the music, pulsating lasers, fog machines, pyrotechnics and go-go dancers. Apart from hypnotizing technical components conjured up by architectural wizards, the surrounding landscape and warm weather provided a tranquil atmosphere to enjoy the fiesta in, enhanced by art installations sprinkled throughout, providing a truly remarkable habitat. 

Let’s talk about the sound! Imagine being at the On The Run II tour with Beyoncé and Jay-Z, state-of-the-art subwoofers and tweeters pinging throughout the venue, delivering clean and crisp vibrant instrumentation. Of course, this added fan excitement to every set.

Viewers were able to use tokens for transportation, food and drinks, providing added security from petty theft and loose cash. Overall safety was key with tons of guards at every entrance alongside of roaming escorts. We all wore sparkly color-coded wristbands to identify our level of participation – GA vs VIP. Staff members wore official reflective tanks and shirts to be easily accessible.

A short 15 minute-bus drive on a vintage yellow school bus brought participants to the festivities. Guests were offered an assortment of carte du jour options to replenish their prance-exhausted bodies with a number of locally and globally known chefs preparing flatbread pizzas, gyros, keto bowls, tacos as well as protein shakes.

Saturday was the most distinctive night of the event, with people from all over the globe, dressed in their most eye-catching ensembles, echoing the avant-garde fashion of other fairs such as EDC, Ultra, Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Coachella. Ocaso brought a parade of colors infused with futuristic and organic elements blended seamlessly into garbs straight out of an alien planet, welcoming and embracing all. 

The festival wrapped with a pool party at base camp, the Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas. After a five-day outer body experience of infectious dance music, a sort of culinary delights, cozy lodging options, and the beautiful backdrop of the rugged rainforested, Central America, this is one masquerade which many should add to their list. 

Missed out on the fun this year? Don’t fret, as the festival plans to return the weekend of January 7-11, 2021. Ticketing packages from this past year ranged from $19.00 to $59.00 for single day passes, a two-day Friday and Saturday pass for $89.00 and a 5-day-full-weekend pass for $119.00, a great deal for those who can’t get enough from just one night. So ravers, start planning your next vacation, because this is an experience any party animal should dive into. 

For additional information visit Ocaso Festival.

Local Guide

Besides the #RaveInTheJungle, The city of Tamarindo itself possesses a plethora of thrilling activities: ziplining, horseback rides on volcanic trails; ATV tours; surfing and dolphin-watching sailing tours.

If you are seeking additional dining/nightlife options outside of the fête, be sure to check out the following:

Pacifico Club (http://www.pacifico-costarica.com/beach-club/), Sharky’s Bar (http://sharkysbars.com/), Long Board BBQ, Chinese Food (directly across from Vista Villas) and Bamboo Sushi Club.

Just down the road was the luxurious Tamarindo Diria hotel, which features a lobby side pool/hot tub, an array of cabanas with an outside bar/dining deck as well as private beach access to make any jovial attendants experience an unforgettable rave-cation.

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OCASO UNDERGROUND MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NEW FOOD × ART EXPERIENCES AS PART OF DAILY ACTIVITIES

International Chefs and Artists to Showcase Their Talents Every Night at La Senda Resort

The Ocaso Underground Music Festival (www.OcasoFestival.com), is returning to Costa Rica for the fourth year in a row and announced today all new food and art experiences for ticket holders to enjoy every night January 9th – the 13th at the La Senda Retreat (www.LaSendaCostaRica.com), in Tamarindo, CR.  

Healthy food and lifestyles have always been pillars of the Ocaso Festival mantra, and as such a very special nightly international food experience has been added to the festivities.  Under the direction of Costa Rican Chef Pablo Bonilla – of Sikwa and Francisca and recently written about in Forbes and National Geographic, will be leading a team of chefs from Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Guatemala, El Salvador and the US. Each day, one international chef will be teamed up with some of Costa Rica’s best local chefs to provide a unique culinary experience each day of the festival.  A rundown of the chefs is as follows:

Guest chefs 

Ariel Millaman (Chile) 

Cesar Zapata (Colombia/USA)

Gabriela Guaimare (Venezuela/Spain)

Mauricio Barbón (El Salvador/Peru) 

Néstor Sical (Guatemala) 

Pablo Díaz (Guatemala) 

Stephanie Bonnin (Colombia/USA)

Local Chefs

Andres Sandoval (El Gallo Rojo, CR) 

Diego Hernández (Sikwa/Francisca, CR) 

Gilberto Briceño (Las Catalinas, CR) 

Hugo Gutiérrez (Cala Luna/La Senda, Mexico/CR)

María Elena Espinosa (Guaitil, CR)

In addition to the dishes of our visiting chefs, Bonilla will also be teaming up with Maikol Acuña, executive chef of Alma de Amón in San Jose, to provide a solid menu of regional street food that festival-goers can sample each day of Ocaso. 

“In keeping with the culture and mission of Ocaso, we want all of our food to be locally sourced, organic, and purchased from sustainable farms,” stated Bonilla. “Our amazing international chefs will be displaying ancestral techniques in the preparation of their dishes. In striving to show respect for their local cuisine, it is important for us to provide them with the best products available – and to us that means organic and sustainable.”

Ocaso will also be taking over the kitchen at the Best Western Vista Villas where a daily menu of healthy breakfast, lunch and smoothies will be available. 

Furthering the vision of a holistic festival will be a group of international artists from the US and Costa Rica who will share their art during live painting exhibitions at the festival grounds from 11pm-2am every night.  Featured, internationally acclaimed Artists will include Brendan Cooney, Dan Buell, Diego Fournier, Hector Gordillo, Joseph Navarro, Marjorie Meplón, Sam Flores and Telopa Treloky.

Ocaso has quickly grown into a cornerstone in the world of underground electronic music festivals and this year will present major performers including 2019 DJ Award Winner for Melodic House and Techno Maceo Plex, 2019 DJ Award Breakthrough Artist winner Artbat,  Äme, Doc Martin, Justin Martin, Magdalena, and Shiba San.  Hosted on the iconic La Senda retreat grounds, festival goers will be treated to a mystical journey through Costa Rican beaches and jungles, all while experiencing an unforgettable week of transcendent music where DJ’s and fans from around the world can meld together to partake in the incredible energies of the land.

Shuttle service to La Senda will be provided from the official host hotel of the festival, Best Western Tamarindo each day starting at 5pm and will return trips will be available until 30 minutes after each night ends.  Shuttles cost one token each way. Tokens for shuttles, concessions and more can be purchased at will-call which will be located poolside at Best Western every day from 11am – 2am, as well as on-site at La Senda. With intermittent wifi at La Senda, festival runners strongly recommend purchasing tokens at the Best Western before traveling to the main event venue.  

For more information, DJ line-ups, tickets, and more visit www.OcasoFestival.com, and follow them on Instagram @OcasoFestival and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ocasofestival/. Tickets may be purchased at https://www.tixr.com/groups/ocaso/events/ocaso-underground-music-festival-16719

About Ocaso Underground Music Festival (www.OcasoFestival.com

Ocaso Festival is an underground electronic music festival in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. A destination festival, Ocaso is one of the most unique festivals in the world.  With musical areas located poolside, on the beach, and deep in the jungle, the festival promotes a single-stage experience, having only one performance at a time. Set in Tamarindo, Ocaso’s home base is a surfing paradise, known for good vibes and a bourgeoning electronic music scene.

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OCASO UNDERGROUND MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES TALENT LINEUP AND RETURN TO COSTA RICA JANUARY 9th-13th 2020

DJ Line-Up to Feature Maceo Plex, Äme, Doc Martin, Justin Martin, Magdalena, Shiba San, Seth Troxler and Artbat Among Others!

The Ocaso Underground Music Festival, is set to return to Costa Rica for the fourth year in a row and announced today its long awaited powerhouse musical line-up. With featured performers to include 2019 DJ Award Winner for Melodic House and Techno Maceo Plex, 2019 DJ Award Breakthrough Artist winner Artbat, Äme, Doc Martin, Justin Martin, Magdalena, and Shiba San, 2020 attendance is expected to exceed the roughly 4,000 ticket holders in 2019.  The festival will be held January 9th – the 13th at the La Senda Retreat, in Tamarindo, CR.  Tickets may be purchased HERE.

Ocaso has quickly grown into a cornerstone in the world of underground electronic music festivals.  With musical areas located poolside, on the beach, and deep in the jungle, the event is one of the most unique destination music experiences in existence today.  Hosted on the iconic La Senda retreat grounds, festival goers are treated to a mystical journey through Costa Rican beaches and jungles, all while experiencing an unforgettable week of transcendent music where DJ’s and fans from around the world can meld together to partake in the incredible energies of the land.

“Our philosophy has always been based around great music, great food, and positive vibes in a setting that was literally built on physical principles specifically aimed at fostering positive energy,” stated Ocaso Underground Music Festival Founder Devin Ellis.  “As we continue to grow in our fourth year, we have built an amazing line-up of talent who will all perform on one stage.  Any performer listed on our site will be viewable to ticket holders.  We couldn’t be more excited to return to to Costa Rica and this amazing community that has treated us so well over the years.”

The 74 acre La Senda grounds, known for exuding serenity and tranquility, holds the world’s largest labyrinth that was built using a scared geometrical design aimed at boosting flows of positive energy.  The labrynth will be the site for the festivals amphitheater as well as the majority of events.  From the vibrant beauty of the forest and the extended paddock to the colorful diversity of flora and abundance of wildlife, the soothing caress of the labyrinth’s energy field and the nurturing presence of all our domestic animals, there is an unspoken energy that words cannot grasp.

For more information, DJ line-ups, tickets, and more visit www.OcasoFestival.com, and follow them on Instagram @OcasoFestival and Facebook

About Ocaso Underground Music Festival

Ocaso Festival is an underground electronic music festival in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. A destination festival, Ocaso is one of the most unique festivals in the world.  With musical areas located poolside, on the beach, and deep in the jungle, the festival promotes a single-stage experience, having only one performance at a time.  Set in Tamarindo, Ocaso’s home base is a surfing paradise, known for good vibes and a bourgeoning electronic music scene.

GIRLS KICK SUMMER SOUNDS INTO ACTION

International singer/songwriter, K-Syran, celebrates the recognition of women at this year’s Ibiza Music Summit and personally promises a summer of stonking dance music.

Summer – gorgeous, warm, sparkling summer.  The trees are full, the blossom’s floating down like snow and we’re hankering after those delicious brushes of warm sunshine on our skin.  Don’t you just love it! But summer brings with it so much more than the seasonal sun – it also comes armed with a whole new bag of music. As spring blends into shimmering summer, our music industry flicks the switch on the vibe dial and suddenly we burst into action on the dance floor.

Summer is officially here and that means dance music is hot on the agenda for the next four months!

Just as the first buds of spring peep into view, our radio stations tempt and tease us as they sprinkle more vibrant and energized dance tracks across the airwaves.  From that moment, us music lovers know that the new season of music has sprung into life. Summer ‘sounds’ are equally as important as the summer sun and as the Ibiza Music Summit came to an end last weekend, it marked the official start of the dance music season, bring it on!

With three Top 10 dance hits of my own, I understand just how important dance music is to all of us.  Standing hand-in-hand with festivals and live gigs, dance clubs are one of the few places that our music can touch and interact with our audience on a live level.  That’s one of the few opportunities that we have to share the exhilarating musical experience as one. For me, that’s what music is all about, that touching-point with my audience.

So I applaud my musical sisters who made a stand at this year’s Ibiza Music Summit and addressed the vital topic of Diversity in Electronic Music. Tackling the issue of female representation within the electronic music industry, Jackie Antas of Live Nation exposed some vital statistics about us girls in the industry:

  • Just 1 out of 15 of Billboard’s One’s to Watch were women
  • No major music labels have female bosses
  • In 2014, only 18% of electronic labels include women on their rosters 
  • Women made up 11% of rosters in 2016

 I’m sure you’ll agree that these statistics are kinda shocking in what’s meant to be a equal world and within an industry which focuses so heavily on female talent.  The Summit discussed the need to implement a change in thought processes globally and it was agreed that there’s absolutely no doubt that the industry needs to represent women more fairly.  We shouldn’t label talent as ‘female artists’ or ‘female DJs’ – we should be equal enough to be label for our talent, not our gender.

Bring it on girls, let’s show the industry what we’re made of!  I’m kicking live and loud into this summer of dance with a bucket load of dance music that I’ll be releasing across the season.  I’ve been working with some awesome DJs and remixers to bring you the flavour of music that I know keeps you pumping in the clubs.  From awesome Dan Boots right through to the unparalleled talent of Jamie Lewis and Mr Mike – I’ve been working relentlessly in the studio with them all and I promise I’ll make this a musical summer that you won’t forget.  Watch this space – us girls will be lighting up those Ibiza dance floors very soon!

Pardon My French Announce Epic Concert

When one of the hottest artist brands in dance music aligns with one of the world’s most beautiful concert venues, you’ve got the recipe for an event that’s truly monumental. This is certainly the case when Pardon My French – a collective of French DJ/producers DJ SnakeTchamiMalaa and Mercer – join together for the first time since 2016 at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado on April 26.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a geological phenomenon – the only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheatre in the world. In over 75 years as a performance venue, Red Rocks has hosted some of the most significant artists in music ranging from The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and The Grateful Dead to Radiohead and Daft Punk, among many others. You’d be hard pressed to find a more idyllic location for a night of the best that French electronic music has to offer.

The April 26 Pardon My French Red Rocks event will be highlighted by full live sets from DJ Snake, Tchami x Malaa and Mercer, custom production and a pristine backdrop that’s simply unlike anything else in the world. Tickets will be available via AXS Presale and AEG Presale from Thursday, January 31 @ 10:00 AM MT and General On-Sale from Friday, February 1 @ 10:00 AM MT. Click here to buy tickets (presale passcode: PMFRRX)

Pardon My French was created in 2015 with the aim of bringing French electronic music artists together to share their their vision and passion for music with the world.