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Buku Music + Art Project Announces Indefinite Hiatus

BUKU Music + Art Project has announced an indefinite hiatus. Organizers of the beloved New Orleans festival have issued a statement on social media announcing that its 2023 iteration will not move forward. Addressing the event’s community-building objectives, the announcement concluded by leaving the door open for a return “down the road.” An art installation at Buku Music + Art Project in New Orleans. Alive Coverage However, the festival is on hold for the foreseeable future. Buku had become one of New Orleans’ largest music festivals, attracting tens of thousands of bass and hip-hop music fans for its 10th anniversary earlier this year.  Scroll to Continue Recommended Articles Read the full statement from BUKU Music + Art Project below. From day one, BUKU was creat...

New Techno Music Festival Offers Skydiving to Attendees: “When Are You Dropping?”

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a…raver? The promoters of a San Diego electronic music festival are inviting 200 ravers to get sky high at Skyfest, where they’ll have the option to plummet from a plane when they’re not dancing. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to tandem skydive directly over the festival from a dizzying 13,000 feet in the air before landing “just a few dozen yards away from the dance floor,” according to Skyfest’s organizers. Attendees of Skyfest, a San Diego electronic music festival, can tandem skydive during the event. Skydive San Diego Scroll to Continue Recommended Articles “There will be hundreds of skydivers floating down all day long and the vibes are going to be incredible,” reads the...

Calvin Harris Is Returning to Wynn Las Vegas In 2022—But Only for One Night

The love Calvin Harris has for Wynn Las Vegas runs deep. Next month, he’s set to “Slide” up for one night—and one night only—to perform at the famed resort and casino’s XS Nightclub for the first time in over a decade. Short, sweet and sentimental—sound familiar? Tickets are on sale now for the rare DJ set, which is scheduled for Saturday, September 17th. The performance will take place just over a month after the hotly anticipated release of the Grammy-winning artist’s upcoming album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2. Some of the star-studded cuts that have already been released include “Stay With Me” (with Justin Timberlake, Halsey and Pharrell), “Potion” (with Dua Lipa and Young Thug) and “New Money” (with 21 Savage). You can find...

We Attended a Secret Party In the Forest at Tomorrowland 2022—Here’s What It Looked Like

In the throes of the crypto winter, FTX found warmth in the effervescent confines of Tomorrowland. Cryptocurrency and electronic dance music have been inextricably linked thanks to the widespread adoption of digital collectibles by DJs. In fact, the 2021 IMS Business Report found that 76% of all music NFTs were issued by electronic music artists. The nexus of all this activity is music festivals, where NFT and crypto developers can escape the dangerous, theft-laden interwebs to demonstrate the utilities of their projects in a controlled environment. So FTX, a popular cryptocurrency exchange which averages roughly $10 billion of daily trading volume, touched down at the largest EDM festival in the world. The company organized a hidden stage called The Hill during each day of the 2022 e...

Watch Nicky Romero Pay Tribute to Avicii In Heartfelt Tomorrowland 2022 Performance

The 2022 edition of Tomorrowland just wrapped up this past weekend, and dance music titan Nicky Romero paid a heartfelt tribute to the late Avicii to close out his performance. To wrap up his electrifying set, Romero played “I Could Be The One,” a seminal track that he produced and wrote alongside Avicii in 2012. The record is now prevalently considered a generational dance anthem. As the crowd prepared for the song’s distinctive drop, they could be seen belting along to its timeless lyrics: “I could be the one to make you feel that way / I could be the one to set you free.” Watch the surreal moment below. More than 600 artists performed at this year’s Tomorrowland, marking it as one of the festival’s biggest events to date. Artists included Charlo...

GRiZ Announces Lineup for Second Annual Space Camp With NGHTMRE, G Jones, More

Prepare your space suit because GRiZ and friends are once again getting ready to blast Hampton out of the stratosphere. Returning to the Hampton Coliseum this December is Space Camp II, the second edition of GRiZ’s Virginia-based arena takeover. Last year’s trip to the moon featured a well-curated cast of talent who specialized in trippy, intergalactic bass. Now, he’s extending his otherworldly journey with an all-new lineup for the second launch. Set to appear at Space Camp II are G Jones, ZINGARA, Of The Trees, Sonorous, A Hundred Drums and GRiZ himself, who will perform twice. Perhaps one of the event’s most anticipated sets will come from NGHTMRE, who is currently gearing up for the release of his long-awaited debut album, DRMVRSE, which is s...

Relive Tomorrowland 2022 With Over 50 Full Sets From the Festival’s Three Weekends

Couldn’t make it out to Belgium for this year’s Tomorrowland? We’ve got you covered. Organizers have just closed the doors on three straight weekends of mind-bending production and electrifying DJ sets for the hundreds of thousands of EDM diehards who gathered for the iconic festival. While a jaw-dropping number of fans made the trip to Belgium for the experience, many were left at home wishing they were in the crowd. If that applies to you, have no fear: Tomorrowland’s YouTube channel has uploaded over 50 sets from the event’s three weekends in 2022. Included in the extensive playlist are performances from Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Alesso, NERVO, Timmy Trumpet and many more. Those looking for something with a little more bass will still ...

deadmau5 Is DJing at a “Bohemian Nighttime Pool Party” In Las Vegas

Zouk Group resident deadmau5 has been announced as the headliner of a new event within the Resorts World Las Vegas complex: Jungle Cat. Billed as a “bohemian nighttime pool party,” the Thursday-night affair will debut on August 11th before taking over FUHU and Aya Dayclub once per month through September.  G-Eazy kicked off the event series in July as its headliner, meaning deadmau5 will bring electronic music to its stages for the very first time alongside supporting artist Zen Freeman. Scroll to Continue Recommended Articles “deadmau5 is a staple in the electronic art scene and we are thrilled to welcome him to our Zouk family,” said Andrew Li, CEO of Zouk Group, late last year. “We look forward to continuing to push the boundaries a...

The Church of Music Is a Whimsical Dance Music Series Breaking Barriers In Southern California

When COVID first hit and dancefloors closed, Alina Gordon carefully observed new guidelines and restrictions on gathering. And she realized that for so many, music is religion. So the entrepreneur, musician, community builder and self-appointed “Ministress of Music” took it upon herself to create the Church of Music (COM).  Religion, faith and practice are all cornerstones of any church. Since 2020, over 100 weekly COM “sermons” have united San Diego’s underground house music scene by hosting live dance music events at secret locations, which are disclosed every Sunday morning. Every sermon—which runs from 1 to 8pm—features a variety of house music and its many sub-genres, ranging from tech and deep to pro...

“We’re Back”: ODESZA Return for First Live Show In Three Years

It only took two words for ODESZA to properly introduce their long-awaited return to the touring circuit: “We’re back.” Over the weekend, the Grammy-nominated duo kicked off an innovative amphitheater tour at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena in support of their scintillating fourth album, The Last Goodbye. The show on July 29th not only marked the beginning of a momentous, three-day hometown takeover, but also ODESZA’s first live performance in three years. Longtime fans of ODESZA can attest that there’s nothing quite like the duo’s live performances. Their signature drumline, captivating production and immersive visuals are enough to leave even the most veteran concert-goer awestruck. ODESZA perform at the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle o...

“We’re Back”: ODESZA Return for First Live Show In Three Years

It only took two words for ODESZA to properly introduce their long-awaited return to the touring circuit: “We’re back.” Over the weekend, the Grammy-nominated duo kicked off an innovative amphitheater tour at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena in support of their scintillating fourth album, The Last Goodbye. The show on July 29th not only marked the beginning of a momentous, three-day hometown takeover, but also ODESZA’s first live performance in three years. Longtime fans of ODESZA can attest that there’s nothing quite like the duo’s live performances. Their signature drumline, captivating production and immersive visuals are enough to leave even the most veteran concert-goer awestruck. ODESZA perform at the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle o...

Here’s What to Expect at the Mind-Bending Denver Debut of Meow Wolf’s Vortex Festival

There’s nothing in the world quite like a Meow Wolf event. The renowned entertainment brand is now gearing up for the Denver debut of Vortex, its fan-favorite music and arts festival which originally launched in Taos, New Mexico. And in 2022, it’s clear that Meow Wolf remains hellbent on pushing the limits of the live music experience. Scheduled for August 5th to 7th, the mind-bending fest aims to encapsulate rave culture in its own unique way at the intersection of dance music and surrealism. Culinary delights, stupefying art installations and fantastical creatures are just a few of the experiential activations you’ll encounter at Vortex, which is as much of an adult playground as it is a music festival. “There will be three days of endless entertainment, talented ...