Above & Beyond's new single “My Own Hymn"

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Above & Beyond drop new single “My Own Hymn feat. Zoë Johnston” ahead of ABGT250 at The Gorge Amphitheatre on Sept 16-17...

In just one week, Above & Beyond will host the 250th episode of their celebrated “Group Therapy” radio show, live from The Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington State. With only a handful of tickets remaining, the two-day event will see 25,000 fans descend on The Gorge for a line up full of talent from the band’s Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep imprints, broadcasting worldwide via a livestream and over FM/Satellite radio.

Leading into ABGT250, “My Own Hymn” - out today on Anjunabeats - sees Above & Beyond reunite with long-time collaborator, Grammy-Nominated singer/songwriter Zoë Johnston. As always, quality songwriting is at the forefront, with lyrics that speak to the soul. Debuted last weekend at New York City’s Electric Zoo Festival, “My Own Hymn” is sure to be an emotional set highlight when Jono, Tony and Paavo play it amidst the natural beauty of The Gorge.  

“My Own Hymn” is an ode to compassion, forgiveness and celebration of the self. It's about climbing out of suffering. Most of us have the freedom to make choices in life. We can choose to alter our perceptions, especially if they are proving harmful to our souls. We can also choose to ignore the perceptions of others if they are causing damage or doubt. If the songs containing other people's scripts don't ring true, we can write our own hymns of kindness, to celebrate the good in us, and make a decision to tip our chins to the sun again.” -  Zoë Johnston

Group Therapy 250 takes place on Saturday, September 16 at The Gorge Amphitheatre Mainstage and features performances by Above & Beyond, Genix & Sunny Lax, Luttrell, Oliver Smith, Seven Lions & Jason Ross and Yotto. Sunday, September 17 offers a change of pace as Jono, Tony and Paavo hand over the reigns to Anjunadeep, the trio’s highly respected Deep House imprint.  A more chilled, Sunday afternoon vibe will flow through The Gorge Meadow with music from Above & Beyond (yoga set), 16 Bit Lolitas, Eli & Fur, Jody Wisternoff & James Grant, Moon Boots, Yotto & Luttrell. As an added bonus, fans camping at The Gorge on Friday, September 15 will also be treated to a preview screening of a film of Above & Beyond’s recent acoustic performance at The Hollywood Bowl, taking place at The Gorge Meadow from 8pm.

Can’t make it to ABGT250 in person? Both days will be streaming live via Twitter, presented by T-Mobile as part of the Live Nation Concert Series. Head to aboveandbeyond.twitter.com (USA only) or ABGT250.com/live (rest of world) to join Above & Beyond's global dance floor on Saturday, September 16th from 5PM Pacific Time and Sunday, September 17th from 12pm Pacific Time. As always, you can be part of the livestream using the hashtag #abgt250.

“T-Mobile has a history of helping us make our events extra special for fans and Twitter has always been at the heart of our ABGT broadcasts so it’s a natural fit to partner with them on the livestream. We’re happy that we can bring this experience to our fans who will not be able to join us in person at The Gorge.” - Above & Beyond

Just days before fans from over 40 countries around the world converge on The Gorge for ABGT250, Above & Beyond play a sold-out Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, adding another world famous venue to the band’s ever-expanding bucket list of headline slots, which already includes sold-out performances at The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, Alexandra Palace, London and Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome.

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Wolfgang Gartner releases “Dubplate 99” out now on Kindergarten Recordings

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Electro pioneer Wolfgang Gartner has dominated dance floors with his his dark and funky twisted productions for years, and today the powerhouse producer drops “Dubplate 99.”

Out now on his own label Kindergarten, the track features an electro-reggae intro which flows into a supercharged siren build up that quickly descends to a drop full of bumpy bass, wubby loops, and punchy vocals. “Dubplate 99” is sure to serve up all those lo-fi and old school feels that will have every listener head-swaying to the beat.

After releasing crowd-pleasing tracks including “Badboy Sound,” Monstercat hit “Borneo” alongside Aero Chord, and Snow Tha Product collaboration “Find A Way,” “Dubplate 99” marks Wolfgang’s third slammer release of the year. With upcoming performances in Brooklyn, Chicago, Houston and Denver amongst others, the legendary producer is set deliver his signature electro style to every stage he hits.

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TÂCHES Announces New EP "To Move Mountains"

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On stage or at a party, irrepressible bon vivant and neo-Romantic TÂCHES is impossible to miss. He’s the lanky and gregarious one flailing about in a fur coat and cowboy hat. Flaunting his penchant for the exotic and flamboyant, TÂCHES comes across less like a DJ and more like a conduit to the electric beauty in music, art, and humanity. In just five years, the melodic enigma went from giving away more than a million free downloads via word-of-mouth to releasing praised tracks on respected labels Desert Hearts, Different, CR2, Nervous, Kitsune, and Majestic Casual.

Previously using artwork featuring female friends with black bars across their eyes to avoid personal imagery in his press, as of 2016 TÂCHES–pronounced TASH–has become increasingly accessible.

 This summer alone, TÂCHES is releasing a new EP, To 'Move Mountains'; launching a new label,Glitter Cowboy; performed at Burning Man for the first time and moved to manic, celebrity-soaked Los Angeles, from laid-back Spain, where he’s been spotted floating in inflatable swans in infinity pools.

Despite his relocation, the historically multicultural mecca’s influence endures. Its intoxicating rhythms and seductive melodies permeate TÂCHES’ sound and his deftly calibrated synthesis has been enthusiastically received.  His remix of Naughty Boy’s “Think About It” featuring Wiz Khalifaand Ella Eyre surpassed 1,000,000 plays on Soundcloud. His remix of Wet’s “Move Me” premiered in Vogue. Recent work with Anabel Englund on the aptly titled “Cha-Cha” and his remix of “Right Thang” with Human Movement featuring Eliot Porter further reaffirmed the in-demand DJ and producer’s status as “one to watch.”

On 'To Move Mountains' TÂCHES’ trademark unpredictability and finesse continues evolving. “I Still Think About You”, inspired by a holiday camp teen crush, is a minimal siren call from an unmappable eden. The passionate lead single “No Bailes Sola” about star-crossed lovers from warring factions meeting to secretly dance at midnight, echoes the Middle East and Latin America with hypnotic flamenco flourishes and mesmerizing percussion. Making its premiere today, TÂCHES offers out as a free stream ahead of its release "Unrequited Love Affair" featuring alluring vocals by longtime collaborator Arum Flowers and is his first downtempo song,(an ode to what he’s “loved and forgotten”).

To Move Mountains will be the first release on TÂCHES’ new label Glitter Cowboy, a home for kindred spirits. “I like to wear cowboy boots and drink beer faraway from societal responsibilities. I relish being uncomfortable and getting dusty in nature. It’s when I feel most alive” he says. Adaptability, authenticity, courage, duty, loyalty, and self-reliance are qualities he seeks to embody in the label. In keeping with his “small strokes, big impact” ethos, To Move Mountains arrives in beige packaging with fine black line art that he sourced from a Czech artist online.

Whatever TÂCHES takes on next, it will be filtered through his poignantly romantic view of the world. “The word Balearic to me, there’s a feeling of euphoria attached to it. It’s a good vibe. But at the same time, there’s always an element of melancholy. It’s a sadness attached to the transient nature of living and loving people. Emotionally, I think my music tends to sit in that melancholic field. I haven’t quite reached the level of heartbreaking emotion that I hope to convey through my music yet, but I’m getting closer.” 

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Ember Island releases gorgeous video for “Hide Me”

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Ember Island continues their EP video series with the release of “Hide Me,” the follow up track to “Stay” and “Need You.”

“Hide Me” features Alex’s angelic and soft vocals over a gorgeous instrumental crafted together with bandmates Didrik and Joakim, further proof that the Swedish trio create music flawlessly together.

The video’s idyllic setting reveals more of what the abstract and ethereal Ember Island is made up of -- lush greenery, a misty lake, picture perfect forests and more, all of which Alex is seen exploring as she sings. As the group continues to release each video piece, more light is shown on their project and the land which their music creates.

Ember Island first came on to the scene after releasing covers of well known tracks. Their catalogue of covers is eclectic, with their most recent cover of Rihanna’s iconic “Umbrella,” Radiohead's legendary "Creep,” Jack Ü and Justin Bieber’s hit “Where Are Ü Now,” The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” and Porter Robinson’s emotional dance ballad “Sad Machine.”

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Decadence Arizona announces Phase 1 NYE lineup ft. Justice & Armin Van Buuren

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Relentless Beats has announced phase one or their lineup for Decadence NYE  Arizona’s largest music festival- a two-day New Year’s Eve celebration taking place at Rawhide Event Center in Chandler, Arizona on December 30 and 31, 2017. Presented by Relentless Beats and Global Dance, the fourth annual festival will include two main stages, with some of electronic dance music’s biggest and most buzz-worthy artists, including: in the Diamond Atrium:  Armin Van Buuren (AZ festival debut); Black Tiger Sex Machine; Borgore; Crywolf; Galantis; Louis the Child; Medasin (AZ debut); What So Not; Zedd and Zed’s Dead and in the Sapphire Ballroom:  Big Wild; Destructo; Justice (DJ set/AZ debut); Petit Biscuit; Tchami; Tokimonsta and ZHU, with many more to be announced in the coming weeks.

“This has been by far the biggest year in Relentless Beat’s history,” says Relentless Beats founder Thomas Turner. “It is pretty remarkable that we get to cap it off with our biggest lineup of 2017- setting the bar for an even bigger year next year.”

Rawhide Event Center is situated on the Gila River Indian Community and is Arizona’s largest 1880s western-themed entertainment venue. Located just south of Phoenix, the venue is just 20 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Chandler, AZ. Relentless Beats will be transforming Rawhide’s Frontier Hall into the Arizona’s biggest super-club for a decadent two nights. Guests are invited to indulge and live lavishly one last time, as they say goodbye to 2017 and prepare to welcome the fresh beginnings of a new year.

General Admission tickets are on sale now for $149, plus fees for a 2-day pass. VIP passes, with separate VIP entrance, two (2) complimentary drink tickets, a catered spread, massive VIP deck with assorted seating, two preferred main stage viewing areas, passed hors d’oeuvres, New Year’s Eve champagne toast, commemorative lanyard, and VIP restrooms will be available. Table service will be available at both main stages. VIP Platinum options are also available. For full details and all ticket options, visit www.decadencearizona.com. VIP is reserved for 21+. Decadence Arizona is an ages 18 and over event.

Decadence Arizona is produced by Relentless Beats and Global Dance. Visit www.relentlessbeats.com for the most up-to-date information on all Relentless Beats events.

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Prince Fox & Bella Thorne Release Official “Just Call” Music Video

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Premiering on broadcast channels MTV2 + MTV Live and online at Refinery29, Los Angeles-based producer/singer Prince Foxand actress/singer Bella Thorne release the official music video for their uninhibited single "Just Call." Directed by Joe Zohar, the video offers a captivating visual narrative, detailing the endless cycle of a relationship through different perspectives.
 
This summer “Just Call” went worldwide, registering on 18 Global Spotify Viral charts including the US, UK, Mexico, Australia, with Top 25 placement in 10 countries. The song featured on Spotify’s largest playlists: New Music Friday, Teen Party, Top Electronica and DancePop. Fuelled by a frenzied millennial fanbase, hundreds of thousands of fans tuned into Snapchat for the exclusive lyric video premiere last month on MTV’s Discover channel. Today, Prince Fox and Bella Thorne are thrilled to unveil the official video.

Boasting over 30 million followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat -- the 3rd most followed user on Snapchat in the world, 19-year-old Bella Thorne is undoubtedly a pop culture phenomenon. She has been acting since adolescence, appearing on early episodes of The OC and Entourage, before landing her breakout role as a star on hit Disney show Shake It Up, at the young age of 13. Between forthcoming feature films Midnight Sun and The Death And Life of John F Donovan, the latter starring alongside Natalie Portman and Jessica Chastain, and recent lead roles in The DuffFamous in Love and 2017 Netflix thriller You Get Me, Thorne has successfully shifted her Disney image organically to become one of the bravest, most magnetic personalities shaping the cultural zeitgeist. “Just Call” marks her return to music following a three-year absence.
 
Born Sam Lassner, Prince Fox has made a name for himself as one of the premier future pop producers in the game. Following a few years of consistent touring, his return to music is signified via a pair of new original singles on Dim Mak, “Just Call” and “Space (featuring Quinn XCII).” Not only do the tracks display his penchant for crafting infectious melodies flirting with dance and pop music, they both highlight Sam as a vocalist, showcasing a different side of him as an artist.  Additionally, his current work brings his songwriting skills to the front and center, sitting nicely amongst an expansive back-catalog of penned productions. 
 
In 1996, Steve Aoki founded Dim Mak and developed it into an influential independent record label and music lifestyle brand. Responsible for launching the careers of seminal acts such as Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, The Chainsmokers, Deorro, Keys N Krates and countless others, the independently owned Dim Mak has consistently pushed new musical movements via its staunch DIY ethos. With a back-catalog hundreds of records deep, a history of legendary live events, and a fully formed clothing line, Dim Mak continues its global mission of promoting boundary-pushing music and culture ‘by any means necessary.’

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ARMIN VAN BUUREN DROPS NEW, IBIZA-FLAVORED MIX ALBUM: ‘A STATE OF TRANCE, IBIZA 2017’

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For the fourth year in a row, Armin van Buuren has turned to the White Isle with a sizzling-hot edition of his ‘A State Of Trance’ mix album series. Through ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017’, the five-time number one DJ in the world, who’s been in charge of the Wednesday nights at Hï Ibiza this summer, pushes the Trance genre onto an even higher level and lets its fans revel like never before.

Composed of two parts (‘On The Beach’ and ‘In The Club’), ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017’ harbors forty jaw-dropping Trance smashes from some of the most talented and highly-acclaimed Trance artists of the moment, including Alexander Popov, Alpha 9, Ben Gold, BT, Estiva, Gaia, Gareth Emery, KhoMha, Ørjan Nilsen and Super8 & Tab. Anticipated since Armin van Buuren teased some of its exclusive tracks on the ASOT stage at Tomorrowland Belgium 2017, ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017’ marks a definite 2017 highlight for Trance fans across the globe.

Since 2004, Armin van Buuren has released at least one ‘A State Of Trance’ mix album every year in addition to the ‘A State Of Trance Year Mix’, which has remained an annual highlight for countless Trance fans. Both series, the events and his A State Of Trance label imprint are directly tied to his A State Of Trance radio show, which is broadcast weekly from his radio studio in Amsterdam to approximately 42 million listeners in over a hundred different countries around the world. Past Thursday, episode 827 of A State Of Trance involved a one-hour ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017’ special, which fully succeeded in getting fans psyched for today’s release of the mix album.

*Listen to ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017 (Mixed by Armin van Buuren)’*

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