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Icona Pop – Feels In My Body

Global chart-topping duo Icona Pop are back following their 2020 smash collaborations with heavyweights Steve Aoki and Hayden James, this time with another banger called “Feels In My Body,” which is out now via RECORD COMPANY TEN/ULTRA Music. The song also comes paired with a music video, shot by director Gustav Stegfors and acclaimed Director of Photography, Crille Forsberg (David Bowie, Adele, ZAYN). Watch HERE

Speaking about their new feel good-summer jam, Icona Pop’s Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo reveal, “Feels In My Body is all about hitting your peak, being so full of energy that you want to burst and share it with everyone around you.”

Listen to “Feels In My Body” HERE. 

“Feels In The Body” follows two massive collaborations this year for Icona Pop, including “Right Time,” with Australian producer and songwriter Hayden James, which Rolling Stone said “captures the feeling of the dance floor during this time of isolation,” and “I Love My Friends,” the lead single off Steve Aoki’s recent album, Neon Future IV.

Swedish chart-topping duo Icona Pop continue to slay since their 2013 full-length debut, This Is… Icona Pop, which garnered critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork and Rolling Stone as the duo performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and America’s Got Talent in addition to featuring on the iconic HBO series Girls and a popular Saturday Night Live sketch. They canvased the globe on sold out tours with Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and One Direction and joined Tiësto for the banger “Let’s Go” in 2014. Along the way, the duo has performed alongside everyone from Avicii to The Chainsmokers as well as gracing the stages of Ultra, Tomorrowland, Mark Ronson’s Club Heartbreak, and more. Since then, they have consistently filled the gap in music when it comes to upbeat, carefree, quality dance-pop.

Last year, the girls DJ’d across Europe, Asia and North America as well as released a string of bangers including their Yves V and Afrojack collaboration for “We Got That Cool.” In addition, IconaPop continued their message of inclusivity, self-acceptance and positivity on the road for their WorldPride tour, culminating with a show-stopping performance at Stockholm Pride that included a special appearance from Sporty Spice herself, Melanie C.

Stay tuned for more news and music from Icona Pop.

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Shogun illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

Shogun – Lalaland

Without missing a beat, Shogun wraps up the month with another lush, feel-good single under his belt. In “Lalaland”, Shogun steps out of his comfort zone as trance royalty to continue his exploration into the pop sphere.”Lalaland” is out now across all streaming platforms via Sony Music

Shogun is known to most for his unparalleled big-room trance productions. Seeking a challenge, he decided to try his hand at creating catchy, upbeat tracks that accomplish one goal: to get people dancing. “Lalaland” follows his early July release, “Fuck Up The Party“, which caught the eyes and ears of dance music fans worldwide and launched him into the dance-pop category. The California based DJ/producer is just getting started, as he prepares for a string of releases that touch upon his trance roots and pave the way for the next chapter in his musical biography. 

“Lalaland” boasts hypnotizing brassy synths and glistening radio-ready vocals with a hook that packs a punch. Never taking himself too seriously, the Asian American dance music mainstay hopes to make isolation a little less painful with his releases. An energetic dance cut from beginning to end, “Lalaland” is bound to snag a spot in numerous ‘Summer Anthems’ playlists across the board.

Shogun is a 4-time DJ Mag Top 100, International DJ and Producer. Shogun has headlined at all the major festivals worldwide, including Tomorrowland,TomorrowWorld, EDC, ULTRA, and A State Of Trance. He has produced for multiple Grammy-nominated and winning acts, and there hasn’t been a track of his that’s not landed in the Beatport and iTunes Top 10, all smashing the charts.

Shogun is the first Asian American on the internationally known Armada Record Label, and he is also signed to Blackhole, Sony, Universal, and CMC music. He has also been nominated twice for the World Music Award’s – World’s Best Electronic Dance Music Artist. With the DJ skills to rock the best clubs and festivals in the world, the future is already written for Shogun

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Ocaso Festival, Costa Rica, Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE

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.

Casablanca Records At Miami Music Week

CASABLANCA RECORDS TAKES OVER MIAMI MUSIC WEEK 2019

Black Caviar – M-22 – Netsky – Phantoms – SG Lewis – Tiësto – K?D – Autograf

Casablanca Records is heading down to Miami, and we would love for you to check out our artists in town!  Check out where to catch them below.

Black Caviar

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THURSDAY – MARCH 28th

Casablanca Records Party

2:00PM – 8:00PM – (Set Time: TBD)

Dream South Beach, Rooftop, 1111 Collins Ave.

Sexy By Nature Pool Party

1:00PM – 10:00PM  (Set Time: 4PM – 5PM)

SLS Brickell Hotel & Residence, 1300 S Miami Ave

EDX Presents: No Xcuses

(Set Time: 3AM – 4AM)

Mokai Lounge, 235 23rd St.

FRIDAY – MARCH 29th

Heldeep Pool Party at Spinnin’ Hotel

12:00PM – 11:00PM  (Set Time: 12PM – 1PM)

Nautilus South Beach, 1825 Collins Ave.

Shaq’s Funhouse

1:00AM – Sunrise (Set Time: 6:30AM – 7:00AM, +1 day)

The Toe Jam Backlot, 150 NW 21st St., Wynwood

SATURDAY – MARCH 30th

Dada Life Presents: The Magnificent Rave Spa

1:00PM – 11:00PM  (Set Time: 2PM – 3PM)

The Shore Club, 1901 Collins Ave.

House Arrest

10:00PM – 8:00AM  (Set Time: 11AM – 12PM)

Wynwood Factory, 55 NE 24th St.

SUNDAY – MARCH 31st

Brightline x Lyft – Train Pop Up Party

(Set Time: 2PM – 3:15PM)

M-22

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THURSDAY – MARCH 28th

Casablanca Records Party

2:00PM – 8:00PM – (Set Time: TBD)

Dream South Beach, Rooftop, 1111 Collins Ave.

Netsky

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THURSDAY – MARCH 28th

Casablanca Records Party

2:00PM – 8:00PM – (Set Time: TBD)

Dream South Beach, Rooftop, 1111 Collins Ave.

Phantoms

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THURSDAY – MARCH 28th

Casablanca Records Party

2:00PM – 8:00PM – (Set Time: TBD)

Dream South Beach, Rooftop, 1111 Collins Ave.

MANA Wynwood Convention Center

11:00PM

318 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127

SATURDAY – MARCH 30th

ULTRA – Live Arena Stage

(Set Time: TBD)

Miami Marine Stadium & Historic Virginia Key Park

3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami 33149

SG Lewis

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WEDNESDAY – MARCH 27th

SiriusXM Event x ULTRA/WMC

4:00PM – 8:00PM   (Set Time: 7PM-7:30PM)     

Faena Hotel, 3201 Collins Ave.

THURSDAY – MARCH 28th

Casablanca Records Party

2:00PM – 8:00PM – (Set Time: TBD)

Dream South Beach, Rooftop, 1111 Collins Ave.

Tiësto

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FRIDAY – MARCH 29th

ULTRA – Ultra Main Stage

(Set Time: TBD)

Miami Marine Stadium & Historic Virginia Key Park

3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami 33149

ALT:VISION ARTISTS

K?D

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SATURDAY – MARCH 30th

ULTRA – Ultra Worldwide Stage

Set Time 6:30PM – 8:00PM

Miami Marine Stadium & Historic Virginia Key Park

3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami 33149

Autograf

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THURSDAY – MARCH 28th

Casablanca Records Party

2:00PM – 8:00PM  (Set Time: TBD)

Dream South Beach, Rooftop, 1111 Collins Ave.

Cut Copy x “Standing in the Middle of the Field”

“On ‘Standing in the Middle of the Field,’ the quartet’s vibrant synthesizer antics are at their most fine-tuned…a spirited bop with some sly pensive tension at its core…” – Pitchfork 

“Cut Copy masterfully blends electronic music with indie rock music” – Dancing Astronaut

Cut Copy has just released the official video for”Standing in the Middle of the Field”, the latest single off their album Haiku from Zero. The uplifting visual was directed by filmmaker/new media artist Vincenzi Vandella, who was born in Russia but is now based in Australia. “Vincent is an old friend of the band,” says Dan Whitford, the lead singer of Cut Copy. “He came to us earlier this year because he’d been experimenting with a strange visual effect having a camera rise upward through various difference scenes and landscapes, almost like delving through a collection of memories. He suggested this experiment might work well when put to our music.”

“The initial concept was to create a video that was uplifting, in a literal sense,” Vandella explains, “We wanted the camera to rise up through various different scenes, telling the story of a couple in one long continuous shot.”

“Standing in the Middle of the Field” has been remixed by Australian duo Ara Koufax and  acclaimed Munich-based DJ/producer Ferdinand Weber. The remixes can be listen to HERE.

Haiku From Zero – Cut Copy’s first proper studio album in nearly four years and first for Astralwerks – was produced by Ben Allen. It is the follow-up to 2013’s Free Your Mind. The album is available for download as well as via a new experimental website designed by Björn Flóki Björnsson. Check out the website HERE.

In addition to headlining massive sold-out shows, the band has gained prime slots at prestigious festivals such as Coachella, Ultra and Lollapalooza in the U.S.; Primavera in Spain, Pitchfork in Paris; Summer Sonic in Japan; and Big Day Out in Australia.

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Cut Copy will perform on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” on Monday, November 6. The band will kick off a North American headline tour in support of Haiku From Zero on November 9 at the Catalyst Club in Santa Cruz, CA. The run includes a November 10 concert at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles and a November 24 show at Terminal 5 in New York City. Tickets are available for purchase HERE. Take a look at itinerary below:

Cut Copy – Fall North American Tour
with Palmbomen II supporting
11/9 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club
11/10 -Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
11/11 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater
11/12 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
11/14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
11/15 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/16 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
11/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/18 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
11/21 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11/22 – Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
11/24 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/26 – Boston, MA @ Royale
11/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/29 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/30 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
12/1 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
12/2 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
12/3 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
12/5 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
12/6 – Miami, FL @ North Beach Bandshell