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Arc Festival

For its 2021 debut, ARC Festival conjured the spirit of house music in the birthplace of the genre. The event united scenes and connected communities from around the world in a way that felt distinct to the creative history of Chicago. In 2022, ARC returns to the city on Labor Day Weekend with an expanded three day event and has announced its world-class lineup of movement leaders from around the globe.

ARC’s first edition offered a festival experience previously unknown to Chicago dance music fans. Aimed at fostering an immersive journey into the beating heart of the genre, attendees were guided between the technicolor containers of The Grid stage to the outrageousness of Spain’s Elrow, onwards to the deeper shades of Expansions. The result was a city-wide vibe that extended into premiere venues by night, earning the attention of the industry and leaving those out of the loop longing for ARC’s return.

This year’s lineup sees ARC further cement itself as a premiere stop on the global festival calendar. Some of electronic music’s biggest stars will take center stage including the inimitable Carl Cox, a special performance from Adam Beyer, Cirez D, songstress of the international techno movement Charlotte De Witte, Motor City icon Carl Craig, and UK mainstage originator Fatboy Slim.

Billing pushes into the avant-garde in 2022 with the Chicago debut of eclectic after hours maestro Ricardo Villalobos, Life and Death icon DJ Tennis, the deep and dark melodic sounds of Ann Clue, and The Other Side label head Maher Daniel.

The pinnacle of modern house remains a focus at ARC, as the show welcomes giants like Gorgon City, Chris Lake, Claptone, Get Real, Eats Everything, Justin Martin, and Vintage Culture. Melodic shades of house will also be on full display from the likes of Lane 8, Nora En Pure, Ben Böhmer, Boris Brejcha, and Gioli & Assia.

In accordance with global demand, some of the international techno scene’s most sought after producers and selectors will bring the hard hitting sound to ARC. Italian leader Joseph Capriati makes his Chicago return alongside ENTER’s Richie Hawtin, Brazil’s ANNA, Palestine’s Sama’ Abdulhadi and Enrico Sangiuliano rounding out the truly global affair.

Chicago house music remains the lifesource of the festival, the easel on which the city’s modern sonic history has been painted, and its unmistakable spiritual gift to the world. Fashion icon and midwest musical genius Honey Dijon will grace the ARC stage for the first time, alongside storied mentor of the Chicago sound Derrick Carter, Queen of Chicago house DJ Lady D, Farriswheel’s Gene Farris, Green Velvet of Get Real, Godfather of House music Chip E., fellow longtime veterans Ron Carroll and Mike Dunn plus next generation riser Kryptogram.

Spanish party outfit Elrow will make its return to ARC, bringing its renowned psychedelic production and outrageous surprises to Union Park in full force. Elrow’s signature stage design, performers and hijinx have made it one of the most celebrated brands in the world, touching down for bespoke events annually in Barcelona, Ibiza, New York, London, Dubai, Miami, Las Vegas, Sydney and many more key markets.

ARC will once again extend beyond the music, creating a cutting-edge experience that mirrors the culture and artistry of its host city. Attendees can expect curated production elements and art to guide them between each of the four immersive stage environments. The event will also act as a showcase of Chicago’s culinary prowess, offering an elevated and distinctly local event.

These efforts will be led by the Auris Presents team who bring collective decades of professionalism to the fold across their independent endeavors. ARC fans will also be treated to intimate after parties across Auris and ARC partner venues RADIUS, PRYSM and Concord Music Hall with others to be announced.

Getting a festival pass early doesn’t just lock-in Labor Day Weekend, it’s a ticket to stacking this summer with events in the spirit of ARC. Pass holders gain access to purchase tickets to sold out shows, private pre-sales, exclusively priced tickets, and the chance to guestlist at over 40 upcoming Auris Presents events this spring and summer.

Attendees can sign-up to be the first to get their festival passes HERE. General tickets will be on-sale March 17th with payment plans available now and travel packages coming soon.

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What to Know If You’re a First-Time Homebuyer in Toronto

Many first-time homebuyers aren’t sure about what they want.  They have a vague idea of a two or three-bedroom home and a budget but aren’t 100% sold on a specific style or look.  Toronto is a city that doesn’t wait for anyone, so it’s important that you know what you’re getting into before you start house hunting.

These are the best tips to learn before you start looking at Toronto homes!

The First-Time Home Buyer Incentive

Buying a home is a huge investment to make.  Because of this, many are worried about the prices or aren’t sure if they can make the down payment.  Thankfully Canada has a first-time homebuyer program that can help you out!

If you’re in Toronto and currently make less than $150,000 a year, this incentive may provide you with a 5-10% down payment to help you get across that first hurdle.  It’s important to take advantage of any help you can get: so talk to your real estate agent about this.

The Market in Toronto is Hot

Much like most of Canada within the last year, the market in Toronto is hot.  Home prices have skyrocketed, and houses have stayed on the market for less than two weeks.  The average had been 20 days as of 2019, but many have been more motivated to buy than ever before.

You must know what you’re looking for, pay attention to every property thoroughly, and make an informed decision quickly.  Don’t say yes to a house just because it’s available; make a smart choice.

Don’t Focus Only on the House Itself

The home isn’t the only thing you’re buying into when you purchase real estate in Toronto.  When home shopping, pay attention to the neighborhood and look at the local schools and entertainment.  Toronto has endless communities in it, so seek out an area that feels comfortable and like home to you.

If you’re planning on starting a family, look for homes near schools and public parks where you’ll get to take your future children.  Vancouver is the most diverse city on Earth, don’t hold yourself back from experiencing some of that in the area you live in!

Consider How the Price Has Changed

All home prices have skyrocketed, of course, but you must consider the home’s price past.  Look for any sudden dips or changes in the cost of the house and pay attention to what may have caused these.

If a home has experienced water damage or fire damage, this can impact the price, and if they repair it, a seller may resist disclosing it.  Get to know the properties and their history so you can see if you’re purchasing a property that comes with any risks.

Toronto is an Awesome Place to Buy if You’re Ready

Although there are plenty of fantastic cities in Canada for industry or art, Toronto is the best of both worlds.  This city has some of the best industries at its fingertips and offers neighborhoods and homes that could suit anyone’s tastes: don’t be afraid to make this move!

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Desenio AW21 Collection

Interior design group, Desenio, has launched four trend collections for autumn and winter this year, AW21. Each collection has a distinct color scheme and vibe, so no matter your taste, there is a fit for everyone. Easily match prints together to create a beautiful gallery wall and find your favorites in all of their palettes.

WOODLAND RETREAT

The Woodland Retreat trend invites you to imagine taking time to experience the purity of nature. Walk through dewy forests filled with birdsong, breathe in the cool, pure air, and take time for yourself.

“Sustainability and natural materials continue to be a huge trend in interior design. The Woodland Retreat trend ties together rustic elegance with an eco-friendly approach to design,” says Annica Wallin, Executive Creative Director at Desenio.

If you feel at your calmest when surrounded by nature, this is the trend for you. Complete the look by adding luscious plants and cozy textures to a room that features the Woodland Retreat collection of wall art.

CLASSIC CONTRASTS

The Classic Contrasts trend is all about juxtaposing shapes and textures for the ultimate elegant touch. Mix soft beige shades with defining darker tones for a balanced, classic finish.

“The Classic Contrasts collection hones into one of the key interior trends we’re seeing for AW21. Timeless elegance takes a modern twist to bring about a refreshing take on the monochromatic look,” says Annica Wallin.

If you’re someone who prefers to choose statement pieces rather than gravitate towards the latest styles, the Classic Contrasts collection is the perfect choice. After choosing your favorite prints, add the  monochromatic accessories to your home to achieve a sophisticated look.

ROMANTIC REBELLION

The Romantic Rebellion collection enables you to bring your personality to life in your home by choosing art that’s as bold as you are. Whether you want to create a beautiful thematic experience in your dining room or add radiant pinks to your bedroom, it’s time to get creative and reimagine your walls.

“The Romantic Rebellion trend is a chance to embrace glamour and opulence within your interiors. Baroque imagery is remixed with a modern and edgy twist to create a playful vibe,” says Annica Wallin.

The Romantic Rebellion collection is the choice for you if you want to make your home feel glamorous and feminine with a hint of edginess. Pinks, purples, and hints of gold is the way to embrace this to its fullest. Alternatively, you can go for a more pared-back look by choosing prints as statement pieces in a more minimalistic room.

SOFT MOMENTS

The Soft Moments trend is about breathing into the present and resetting your space with warm tones and relaxing neutral prints. Sink into soft blankets with a hot drink and a good book because the world can wait.

“The Soft Moments trend collection celebrates elegance and serenity through a curated and clean nordic style with a Japanese touch. Natural browns and shadow grays come together to create a comforting, natural, and modern space where one can be at peace,” says Annica Wallin.

Choose the Soft Moments collection if you crave a calming space to retreat to after a hectic day. The quotation prints from get you in the right headspace and you can style your room with neutrally-toned accessories for the ultimate zen.

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Ibiza Spirit

Leading technology company Pollen Presents has announced that they have joined forces with Ibizan powerhouse The Night League to bring you Ibiza Spirit. The experience will include seven days and nights of incredible events, pool parties and boat parties, and global DJs and clubbing brands, all helping to bring the spirit and culture of Ibiza to the famed beaches of Cancun, Mexico for a unique winter getaway.

Taking place from February 19-26, 2022, Ibiza Spirit will guide attendees from sunset to sunrise across five incredible venues, each featuring jaw-dropping bespoke production. The event is curated by renowned creative events agency The Night League who have defined modern clubbing with their award-winning Ibiza venues Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza.

Joining them on this week-long adventure will be more of Ibiza’s best venues including legendary nightclub Amnesia and iconic daytime beach venues O Beach Ibiza and Blue Marlin Ibiza. These world-famous brands will be hosting nights at each of the different venues with world-class lineups, allowing attendees to create their own schedule for the week.

Featuring headline acts from across the world of electronic music, the phase one lineup includes performances from South African house hero Black Coffee, Bronx duo and Ibiza favorites The Martinez Brothers, Danish electronic staple Kölsch, beloved Italian artist Francesca Lombardo, English house duo CamelPhat, Hot Creations label boss Jamie Jones, and NY-born and LA-based DJ and producer Lauren Lane.

Additional acts on the lineup include Swiss-Chilean DJ and producer and Cadenza Records owner Luciano, rising London artist Michael Bibi, Italian techno and house artist Marco Faraone, UK export Nic Fanciulli, acclaimed UK act Eats Everything, underground house favorite Alisha, Manchester artist Solardo, eclectic house music creator Sidney Charles, and British DJ and producer Richy Ahmed.

Artists on the lineup who will be hosting events will include Black Coffee, CamelPhat, The Martinez Brothers, and Jamie Jones, who will bring his Paradise event series to Cancun. Guests can also experience legendary Ibiza parties like ANTS from Ushuaïa Ibiza, along with Do Not Sleep and Pyramid from Amnesia.

The full lineup will feature over 50 names with more artists to be announced soon. Under the banner “Keep The Spirit Alive,” fans can expect to experience what it feels like to party in Ibiza as they flow between distinctly different clubbing environments hosted by some of the world’s most celebrated event brands and DJ collectives.

Ibiza Spirit will capture the essence of the famed White Isle, all taking place alongside the beautiful beaches of Cancun for a truly global experience. Packages will be going on sale soon and can be secured with a 99 deposit and are protected by Pollen’s COVID-19 Money Back Guarantee. These will include accommodations and access to all events and parties.

For more information about the event, including payment plans, package upgrades, and FAQs, visit pollen.co to stay up-to-date with the latest in lineup, pricing, and event news.

About Pollen

Pollen is a technology company building, curating, and delivering the best experiences for members all over the world. Members enjoy these experiences together with the people they love, creating stronger relationships and unforgettable memories. Members immerse themselves in multi-day itineraries that combine live entertainment, parties, and relaxation time in more than 50 popular destinations. Members can discover and book these experiences exclusively on pollen.co and the Pollen app. Pollen has already launched experiences with mega stars like J Balvin, Marshawn Lynch and Ozuna.

About The Night League

Founded in 2001 by events entrepreneur Yann Pissenem, The Night League is a music and entertainment company, dedicated to every facet of event and venue management. For almost two decades, they have created and delivered world-class music experiences through our globally-renowned in-house brands Ushuaïa Ibiza, Hï Ibiza, ANTS and Children of the 80’s, as well as collaborating with the world’s most influential artists, festivals and events to create bespoke, pioneering concepts. From event producers and venue operators, to booking managers, artist management, marketing and design teams, TNL consistently goes beyond expectations, fusing music and art to deliver profound experiences that invigorate audiences around the world.

Phase One Lineup (A – Z)

  1. Alish
  2.  Black Coffee
  3. CamelPhat
  4. Eats Everything
  5. Francesca Lombardo
  6. Jamie Jones
  7. Kölsch
  8. Lauren Lane
  9. Luciano
  10. Marco Faraone
  11. Michael Bibi
  12. Nic Fanciulli
  13. Richy Ahmed
  14. Sidney Charles
  15. Solardo
  16. The Martinez Brothers
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Red Bull Dance Your Style Announces Return

The premiere one-on-one street dance competition will bring the country’s top street dance community together this fall

Red Bull Dance Your Style teams up with Caffeine to deliver interactive live streams from each stop on the 2021 USA Tour, allowing audiences everywhere to vote on their favorite dancers

The premiere one-on-one street dance competition Red Bull Dance Your Style returns, bringing together top dancers from around the world to connect and celebrate the diverse dance community. Returning with a stacked tour of U.S. qualifiers, the all-styles competition amplifies dance scenes from all corners of the country: Boston, New Orleans, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, and Washington D.C.

Kicking off on Friday, September 10th from the iconic Boston harbor, the best in hip-hop, house, waacking, popping, krumping, locking, and more will battle one-on-one bracket style, performing against a spontaneous soundtrack – from mainstream hits to timeless classics. An audience of dance lovers will play judge, ultimately deciding which dancer will advance from each qualifier to the Red Bull Dance Your Style National Finals USA. With no panel of judges, no planned choreography, and no pre-chosen music, it’s all about embracing the moment, wowing the crowd and moving to the beat.

This year, for the first time ever, Caffeine will livestream all Red Bull Dance Your Style events taking place in the US. Caffeine produces and hosts some of the largest live streamed street culture events in the world. Millions of viewers tuned in over the past year to watch live battle rap from Ultimate Rap LeagueTommy the Clown, and street dance from partners like BattleFest, and Turf Inc.,with new, related content launching every month.

The Red Bull Dance Your Style National Finals USA in Washington D.C. spans a full weekend, taking place from Friday, October 22 through Saturday, October 23, and provides a platform for artists to come together. The programming will have a line-up of curated dance events, workshops and performances featuring DJ, producer, label owner, and director TT The Artist and other iconic dancers and scene leaders. This final competition will give dancers a last shot to move onto the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Finals, by battling wildcards at random including AngyilKrow and Princess Lockeroo.

2021 RED BULL DANCE YOUR STYLE U.S. SCHEDULE

Following 80 events in over 39 countries all around the globe, dance’s heavy-hitters will come together to battle for the third-ever Red Bull Dance Your Style World Championship title. For more information about where to buy tickets and event details follow the Red Bull Dance Your Style website and be sure to follow Red Bull Dance on InstagramTik TokYouTube and Caffeine.

ABOUT RED BULL DANCE YOUR STYLE 

Red Bull Dance Your Style is a global all-styles street dance event series with a unique battle format. From hip hop to house, to locking to popping – dancers participating in Red Bull Dance Your Style will need to ‘wow’ the crowd and ultimately win their vote. Testing freestyle and musicality skills through unpredictable mainstream tracks ranging from recent global hits to classic beats, Red Bull Dance Your Style will have the crowd deciding who will rule the dance floor.

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Willow Kayne shares high-energy single – I Don’t Wanna Know

Please meet UK pop provocateur Willow Kayne, who has shared her new single “I Don’t Wanna Know” today. Listen here at all DSPs.

After releasing a slew of independent singles, Willow signed with Sony this year and released her major label debut single “2 Seater” just a few months back to buzz and acclaim, even receiving early love from BBC Radio 1. Now, the 19 year old is throwing her hat in the ring as one of the most vivid, genre-blurring pop provocateurs in music today. A keen visual artist with influences as far-reaching as fashion design giant Nigo and production mastermind Pharrell, she pools together the most lucid touchpoints of all her inspirations to build a sound as diverse as her creative palette. Willow can trace this eclecticism directly back to her childhood, being raised by a hip-hop and house-obsessed father and a mother who produced videos for the likes of Erasure and the Prodigy. James Brown, Nas, and MF DOOM were all significant early influences, and soon she was making her own musical discoveries, falling hard for artists as diverse as Tyler The Creator, the Sex Pistols, Gorillaz, and Portishead.

Teaming up with UK hitmaker Oscar Scheller, “I Don’t Wanna Know” takes all of the attitude Willow has started to become synonymous with and ramps it up to 11 – taking cues from the old school rave culture that she is obsessed with by sticking a middle finger up to trolls over a drum & bass indebted production. It’s a high energy example of just how unpredictable a talent Willow is, and how easy she makes it look; the track is packed with hilarious one-liners that cut those who have bullied her online to size. An empowering anthem that deals with real life issues with a sense of confidence that feels refreshing in the landscape of pop today. The official video, along with a debut project and a HUGE announcement are all coming soon…

Watch previous music video “2 Seater” here.

“…a future star…” – i-D Magazine

“…playful lyricism, smooth refrains, and ‘90s-indebted grooves.” – NME

“…the artists that stick out from the pack are always those who are willing to switch things up, and quite clearly, Kayne isn’t afraid to do so…” – Lyrical Lemonade

“The Gen Z talent links together huge opposing forces, creating her own potent brand of rebel-pop.” – Clash Magazine

“A sizzling rallying-call from the Bristol-based artist all about living your own life and doing your own thing, ‘Two Seater’ blends rap verses with 90s-tinged pop influences, resulting in an instantly catchy debut.” – DIY Magazine

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Swedish House Mafia – Lifetime × It Gets Better

Global supergroup Swedish House Mafia have just released a new song and video “Lifetime” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 070 Shake, following up on  last week’s release of “It Gets Better” which was accompanied by the news of their reunion and signing to the prestigious Republic Records. The band are performing on today’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with both Ty Dolla $ign and 070 Shake joining in.  The seminal global group last released music in 2013 with fans and press worldwide hoping and speculating for years about a return.

PAPER said about the group, “The track absolutely slaps no matter how much of a club snob you might pretend to be, but ‘It Gets Better’ is also a huge stylistic curve ball from the group embracing a sound more akin to The Chemical Brothers than a 2012 peer like Avicii or Tiësto.” VULTURE said “The progressive-house giants have released their first new song in eight years, ‘It Gets Better,’ which incorporates some techno influences and features an instantly infectious, clangy drop.”

Listen to “Lifetime” HERE

Listen to “It Gets Better” HERE.

About Swedish House Mafia

Formed in Stockholm in 2008, Swedish House Mafia is, as the name suggests, a Swedish House music group. They placed number ten on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ Poll 2011, and were incredibly influential in the rise of House and EDM music in the early 2010s with their biggest hit being “Don’t You Worry Child.” In 2012, the band officially said they were splitting up and were on hiatus until last week when they announced their reunion.

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Things You Say presents Expression

Things You Say invites you to join us for a bi-weekly evening of disco and house music at “Things You Say presents Expression.” This performance will debut Thursday, July 15th at The Queensberry in Los Angeles. The free event intends to bring LA’s music community together to celebrate local artists.

“Things You Say presents Expression” is a space of acceptance, camaraderie and liberation. Things You Say presents Expression promotes an open-door policy that celebrates inclusion, intersectionality, and the rich traditions of club culture. In this way, Things You Say provides a unique space that is the “Expression” platform.

“Things You Say presents Expression” hosts artists, musicians and tastemakers from around the world to share their perspective and to explore love with positivity through movement in an embellished multi-sensory environment.

On their Spotify account, Things You Say describes their music as such:

“We are Things You Say. We come from club culture, it’s embedded in us. It’s where we met. It’s where we found ourselves and each other. We want to make you dance. Despite our name, we hope that you’ll say less and dance more.”

The group’s most recent release in collaboration with Arama, “Angel,” celebrates the same feel-good, groovy attitude of club culture. The track illustrates feeling “weightless” while spending time with a lover. Things You Say melodically sings:

“All I wanna do is see the world with you/ the stars/ the moon/ floating with you./ it’s you, I think I found an angel.”

Things You Say has just released a remix for Tiana Major9 out now on Motown listen here. Other remixes from the band features Grimes’ “Miss Anthropocene (Rave Edition.)” The band has 18,550 monthly listeners, the majority of which are based in London, Los Angeles, and New York City. As Things You Say’s influence continues to grow, they are surely a musical group to watch!

Listen to Things You Say on Spotify, Apple Music, and Soundcloud.

“Things You Say presents Expression” will take place from 9pm-2am at 819 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017.

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Zeds Dead – Alive featuring MKLA

Zeds Dead Drop New House Single Alive with MKLA via Deadbeats

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Ahead of DeadRocks, Two Night Show at Red Rocks Amphitheater on July 2nd & 3rd

Zeds Dead are back with a brand new single – Alive with MKLA – celebrating their imminent return to the touring circuit. Alive sees Zeds Dead gravitating to house music, continuing their multi-genre approach to music production and building on their signature sound.

Alive is a grooving late-night house jam ripe with progressive melodies, evoking a sense of comfort and euphoria. Zeds Dead tapped MKLA for the track, pairing her ethereal vocals with minimalist synths and a four to the floor beat that rounds out the intoxicating club record.

Alive is Zeds Dead’s first release since their genre-defying mixtape Catching Z’s in March, a project that runs the gamut of electronic music, blending elements of downtempo, drum and bass, and house into a cohesive 13-track project. While Catching Z’s was released on the recently launched Altered States record label, Alive drops on Zeds Dead’s own label Deadbeats. No strangers to house music, Zeds Dead fans will remember their blow out house hit You Know, a collaboration with Oliver Heldens.

MKLA and Zeds Dead shared some words about their collaboration:

This is one of my favorite songs that I feel like I’ve ever written and working with Zeds Dead on it has been one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had on a record, yet. Zeds Dead are artists who believe in making music that feels conceptual, meaningful, and emotional – I’d gotten a sense of this even before we started working together because the vocals / lyrics they showcase always have something deeper to say and the artists they work with are the same. I’m really grateful that I could connect with such legendary artists in such a meaningful, artful way. – MKLA

We’re excited to get this new one out with our friend MKLA and to play it out at our first shows since March 2020 this weekend at DeadRocks! – Zeds Dead

The release comes ahead of two sold-out shows at Red Rocks on July 2nd and 3rd; the 7th annual DeadRocks, which has become the mecca for Zeds Dead fans who travel from around the world to attend the yearly event. This year DeadRocks is perhaps the most anticipated yet, after the unfortunate cancellation of last year’s festival during the thick of the pandemic. They are headlining both nights, with opening support from the likes of Blunts & Blondes, Delta Heavy, Zeke Beats, Sippy, Chomppa, Kill The Noise, Eprom, GG Magree, Chee and Nostalgix.

And for the first time ever Zeds Dead will be extending the DeadRocks celebrations for a third day with two more events they will be headlining on July 4th; the inaugural Deadbeats Backyard Jamboree at Sculpture Park during the day time and a sold out DeadRocks Hangover event at the Mission Ballroom in the evening.

Then they’re off to Chandler, AZ for Deadbeats Arizona at the Rawhide Events Center on July 10th and 11th, where they’ll be joined by Subtronics, Rusko, Dirt Money, Lick, Level Up and Cheiif.

This fall, they’re embarking on the Deadbeats: Revival Tour, a nationwide tour of the US. It’s a welcome return to the touring circuit for one of the most beloved duos in dance music today.

About Zeds Dead

Zeds Dead is one of the top electronic artists today. Their consistent stream of quality releases has won them the adoration of millions of fans and praise from the biggest names in music. Their independent record label Deadbeats continues to break the hottest electronic artists and their Deadbeats tour has expanded across the globe.

Follow Zeds Dead via their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, website and YouTube.

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The Arkup

By: Skyler Johnson

When looking at the house on 400 Alton Road in South Beach, Miami, you might not see anything too spectacular given the surrounding area. Sure, it doesn’t fit perfectly into the surrounding architectural styles but it’s still a nice postmodern villa on the water. What makes this house different is that it doesn’t just stay docked at 400 Alton Road but instead is able to move around the water. Yes, this house is not only a house but also a boat, known colloquially as a “floating villa.” 

The Arkup has 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, with plenty of space for everything from crew quarters to an outdoor shower. The ship even contains room to dock another boat. Because of Miami’s infamous hurricanes, the boats come with the ability to be raised 18 feet above the water. 

The biggest draw is that it’s fully self-sustainable, and has 36 kW of solar capacity and 182 kW in the battery, with the average home only needing 14-20 kW. This is definitely the house of the future, especially when you consider rising sea levels. 

The house, while being unique, is also beautiful, and comes fully furnished with luxurious postmodern stylings and contains a seamless interior/exterior design with plenty of window space to allow for natural lighting, all powered by the solar panels and the ship’s battery. 

They’re also developing more houses that are just like The Arkup, which are some of the few where you can decide where you want your ship to go, so long as it’s an accessible port. Of course, these houses don’t come cheap. They cost 5.5 million dollars as of now, but the company does intend on building more affordable ships as time continues. So if you don’t happen to have the 5.5 million dollars necessary to buy an Arkup right now, you may soon be able to.