Botnek Drops "Buffering..." EP Featuring Snails Collaboration "ur 2 cool"


Consistently pushing the boundaries of modern sonics, Botnek delivers their blistering 4-track EP Buffering... After kicking off the package with "ur 2 cool," a mammoth "vomitstep" collaboration with fellow Canadian Snails, the duo maintains a pace of 128 with the breakbeat / electro hybrid "Simple Sounds." They also remix their own track "Losing My Mind" into a darkwave / industrial-tinged monster before closing out the EP with "Pickles!," a quirky house number reminiscent of the pioneering sound Botnek has become known for.
In an emblematic combination of Botnek’s pioneering sound design and tongue-in-cheek persona, “ur 2 cool” is currently dominating the festival circuit. The Beatport Top 10 Electro House track has attracted a laundry list of support, including Skrillex on his OWSLA Radio show, TJR at EDC Las Vegas and both DJ Snake and Knife Party at Ultra Music Festival Brazil and Japan, respectively. It also received accolades from several leading music sites, including Billboard, Dancing Astronaut, and This Song Is Sick. “ur 2 cool” arrived after a busy summer for Botnek, who made their own appearance at EDC Las Vegas before joining collaborator Snails on his vast “Slugz City” tour.
2016 has seen Botnek flourish, in what has been one of their most prolific years to date. After kicking off the year with a massive remix of Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out,” they released their Connecting? EP, which gained support from David Guetta, Afrojack, and Martin Garrix. In September, Ookay commissioned the Canadian duo to produce an official remix of his festival anthem “Thief,” and they stayed true to their roots by flipping the future bass track on its head in a grimy 128BPM house rendition. To close out the year, dance music’s top sound designers bring it home on Buffering…



Imagine Music Festival, a 3-day camping electronic dance music festival in Atlanta, Georgia, has released that they will be returning to the Atlanta Motor Speedway with a new date for the 2017 event. After listening to feedback from attendees, the festival has moved into the weekend of September 22 - 24th, 2017. The addition of camping in 2016 and new site were a hit for the festival, which doubled in attendance yet again with over 60,000 attendees. Located on 887 acres and less than 15 miles south of the airport, the landmark Atlanta site includes: capacity for over 110,000 per day; infrastructure well suited for inclement weather; lush grass fields with trees for the festival’s camping options; shower and bath houses with plumbing, onsite parking; abundant RV spaces with and without full hookups; premium RV spaces overlooking the festival grounds; sky boxes, and more. In short, Atlanta Motor Speedway provides Imagine Music Festival with the infrastructure and amenities yet to be seen by a music and camping festival of its size in the U.S. and is ideal to support the rapidly growing event.

“Last year was a big leap for us” says Iris Presents founders Glenn and Madeleine Goodhand. With so many big changes, it was imperative to listen to our customer’s feedback and involve them in shaping the future of the festival. The #1 request was to move the date away from the Georgia Summer heat in August and the first week of college classes. With Atlanta Motor Speedway’s support we are thankful to be able to fulfill this wish and believe the new dates will make for an even more enjoyable and magical experience.”

Imagine is an all-encompassing, 360-degree sensory experience that blends music, circus troupes, performers, dancers, transformational village, art, workshops, classes and more. Imagine will continue its immersive aquatic fairytale with an abundance of performers, live acts, unique atmospheres, amusement rides, vendors and The Imaginarium’s variety of sacred teachings, ceremonies, and transformational workshops.

This year attendees will also see many improvements including more free water stations, more shade structures, better signage, transportation between stages inside the infield, new VIP programming, more art installations, more splash pools, additional water features with more mermaids, and much more. Stay tuned for the massive Imagine lineup coming this Spring.

Tickets are available now starting at $125 + shipping and fees for a 3-day pass. VIP passes, with additional comforts and luxuries are available starting at $299 for a 3-day pass. Festival with Camping packages are now available to purchase as well with prices starting at $229. Customers who participated in early pre-sales will be able to purchase camping as an Add-On. Tickets are available online at Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event.

Imagine Music Festival is produced by Iris Presents. Visit for the most up-to-date information.


Steve Aoki Remixes My Chemical Romance's “Welcome To The Black Parade"

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Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their iconic album The Black Parade, My Chemical Romance taps Dim Mak label head Steve Aoki to remix their 2006 single “Welcome To The Black Parade.” Keeping the timeless vocals of frontman Gerard Way intact, Aoki breathes new life into the emo classic by injecting his signature electro flair in a flawless amalgamation of new-school and old-school. To coincide with the release, Aoki and Way are live-streaming a head-to-head battle in the multiplayer shooting game Overwatch on Twitch, the world’s premier online portal for live gaming. The stream will take place on Aoki’s birthday (November 30th), making it a celebration trifecta where the victor will win $10,000 to donate to the charity of his choice.
To this day, My Chemical Romance’s breakout album The Black Paraderemains an archetype of millennial rock music. The record, which NME Magazine lauded as “The Sgt Pepper of the Emo Generation,” reached #1 on Billboard’s Rock Albums chart in 2006 before receiving a Grammy nomination for its limited edition box set. The LP went on to be certified Platinum and spawned the “Welcome to the Black Parade” single, which followed suit by selling over 1,000,000 copies. The track was eventually named one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll, among other major accolades.
Steve Aoki, whose sonic roots emanate from punk music, is no stranger to remixing massive rock and roll songs. In August, he released a stellar rework of Blink-182’s “Bored to Death” before performing the track live on MTV’s brand new Wonderland series. He has also worked alongside Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, and Luke Steele of Empire of the Sun. Aoki enjoyed a prolific summer that saw him release his Netflix original documentary I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead and his momentous 4OKI EP, which earned praise from Harper’s Bazaar, The Wall Street Journal, and many more. Additionally, his single with Boehm featuring Walk The Moon “Back 2 U” has been streamed over 28M times on Spotify. Moreover, Aoki celebrated the 20th Anniversary of his iconic brand Dim Mak by throwing official events in 20 global hotspots over the course of 2016. Turning back the clock to the glory days of emo, he remixes “Welcome to the Black Parade” in typical larger-than-life Aoki fashion.


Doctor P & Flux Pavilion's 'Circus Three' label compilation out now

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It’s been over 5 years years since London-based Circus Records established itself as a world leader in bass music, and label kingpins Doctor P and Flux Pavilion have curated a 30-track LP, carefully selecting tracks from the famed label’s top artists. Dubbed Circus Three, the fiery handpicked collection is out now and dispenses a variety of sounds and styles from the Circus Records family such as FuntCase, DISKORD, Cookie Monsta, Doctor P and Flux Pavilion.

Circus Three depicts the innovative label’s evolution over the past six years, capturing the sounds of the modern Circus Records that have led the bass music label to international fame. Joining 18 original unreleased tracks from the classic artists Doctor P, Flux Pavilion, DISKORD, Cookie Monstaand FuntCase, with an array of the finest beats from the latest signings to the Circus camp including CRaymak, Franky Nuts, Standard&Push and more, Circus Three serves as the perfect blend between the label’s more classic styles as well as the sounds characteristic of the modern music landscape.

This compilation album is the third of its kind. In 2010, Doctor P and Flux Pavilion served up the first major label compilation album, Circus One, asserting Circus Records’ top position in the dance music world. In 2013, Circus Two was born, this time presented by two of the first official signings to the label, Cookie Monsta and FuntCase. Now in 2016, the label founders are back in charge to facilitate the label’s biggest and most exciting release in history.

Following the release of the album, Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, Cookie Monsta, FuntCase, and DISKORD will be heading off on a 7 date U.S. Circus tour this December. Hitting 7 different cities including Los Angeles, Detroit, and Las Vegas, Circus Records will be bringing the fresh sounds into the live music arena and directly to the fans.

Circus Three has already garnered support from Dillon Francis, Excision, 12th Planet, SKisM, Dirtyphonics, DJ Craze, Pegboard Nerds, Downlink, Crissy Criss, Delta Heavy, Crizzly, Dodge & Fuski, Trampa, LAXX, Figure, Reid Speed, Barely Alive, Franky Nuts and Astronaut.


Autoerotique Drops Free 3-Track EP "Darker Things"


Autoerotique shows no mercy on his fierce Darker Things EP. In addition to the project’s lead single “Run For Cover,” the Toronto super-producer uses shrewd vocal sampling and grimy wubs to offer up “Slew Dem” and “Reverse” in a formidable display of his patented sound. With Darker Things, Autoerotique once again proves he is among the top sound designers in bass house as he continues to find new ways to push the genre forward.
Since its 10/21 release, “Run For Cover” has garnered a substantial amount of industry backing. After its premiere by ThisSongSlaps who praised it as “a lethal dose of his signature production style,” the single caught the attention of numerous heavy-hitters like Dillon Francis, David Guetta, Steve Aoki,Showtek and Afrojack, who dropped it on his renowned Jacked Radio show. “Slew Dem” followed suit, swiftly receiving radio support from A-listers Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Don Diablo, and Dyro, among many others.
Following a Juno Award nomination for his Max Styler collaboration “Badman (Torro Torro Remix)” Autoerotique kicked off 2016 with his Kids Don’t Care EP on Dim Mak. Moving into spring, he was tapped by Major Lazer to collaborate on “The Sound,” which proved to be one of the most popular festival season tracks as evidenced by Calvin Harris’ live support at Coachella.
Autoerotique remained red-hot throughout the summer, teaming up with Steve Aoki on “ILYSM.” The collaboration was featured on the Dim Mak founder’s celebrated 4OKI EP and has been streamed 11.4M times on Spotify. In addition, Autoerotique recently joined Aoki on MTV’s brand new Wonderlandseries to perform “ILYSM” live (watch here). Not slowing down any time soon, he is also planning to release an official remix of DJ Snake and Yellow Claw’s“Ocho Cinco” from the former’s debut studio album Encore. Autoerotique’s high-energy live persona and voracious workhorse mentality are deeply manifested in his genre-shaping Darker Things EP, out now for free on Dim Mak.


Wolfgang Gartner releases “Baby Be Real ft. John Oates”

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Wolfgang Gartner has teamed up with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, John Oates, one half of the legendary duo Hall & Oates, for Gartner’s latest single “Baby Be Real.”

The 80s-inspired groove showcases the same nostalgic, dancefloor-driven sonics Gartner produced on his  last album 10 Ways To Steal Home Plate, coupled with Oates’ iconic buoyant vocals encouraging listeners to keep it real.

“Baby Be Real’ developed from a song idea that I started writing with Josh Charles.  Wolfgang Gartner heard a demo version and liked it enough to build a really pumped-up track around the hook. He jacked up the dance vibe big time, and the record really rocks!  I love what he did with it and can't wait to hear it on the dance floor!” adds John Oates.

“The opportunity was floated to me to turn this demo into a dance track and mix worlds by combining John’s vocals and my music. I took John’s a cappella and wrote all new music underneath it, going for a sort of late 90’s disco house throwback vibe.  This project was so organic and refreshing for me, as an opportunity to revisit the sound that I grew up on and collaborate with a legend and personal hero,”  says Wolfgang Gartner.

With Wolfgang Gartner at the helm of the “Baby Be Real” beat, Oates dazzles on his electronic music vocalist debut.


Sharam & Daniel Bedingfield - “Call To Me (Sharam’s Crazi Dub edit)”

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Following in the footsteps of his 'i' series, which includes such classics as Texi, Crazi, and Tripi, Sharam applies the same mindset to his single “Call To Me,” crafting a unique dub that utilizes complex, evolving arpeggios, driving bass riffs, and other bold sonic elements. The mix reduces Daniel Bedingfield's somber vocals to mere snippets; ghostly effects lurking in the background of a looming arrangement tailored for the Underground audience.

The original was released on Sharam's album Retroactive in June.  This dynamic collaboration’s roots go back to the pair’s hit single “The One” from Sharam’s 2008 album Get Wild.  As is typical with Sharam, 'Call To Me' infuses Bedingfield’s beautiful, complex and heart-warming songwriting with a dark and lavish house groove resulting in a composition fit for the club, the radio, the beach, the bus, or anywhere you can escape into this emotional, sonic journey.