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The First Artist For Ultra’s 20th Anniversary Has Been Announced

Ultra Music Festival hasn’t dropped its lineup yet, but one artist is so excited he just couldn’t contain the news any longer. Drum & Bass legend Andy C is the first artist who’s officially announced his spot on the 2018 lineup.

As of today, there are 95 days left until Ultra Music Festival. With the full lineup still coming, this move from Andy C indicates that it could be revealed sometime this week even.

No matter, it’s nice that Ultra is bringing drum & bass to Miami with a legend like Andy C.

MIAMI…Bring on @ultra 2018
Can’t wait to celebrate #20yearsofultra

— Andy C (@ANDYC_ram) December 18, 2017

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Source: The First Artist For Ultra’s 20th Anniversary Has Been Announced

Music Festival Attendee Offers $2,000 Reward For Info On Guy Who Caused Her Severe Injuries

Get Freaky attendee Rebecca Crawforth is offering up a hefty reward for anyone who can locate an individual who fell or jumped off the balcony onto her during the music festival.

She was dancing her heart out at Get Freaky in Salt Lake City, UT when the unexpected happened, leaving Rebecca in a horrible situation…

His fall broke my leg, fractured several vertebrae, tore multiple ligaments in my knee, tore my meniscus, badly damaged my ribs and left me with EXTENSIVE medical bills after surgery and a lengthy hospital stay. I had to drop out of school and can no longer work as I am in a back brace, leg brace and cannot drive.

Rebecca shared her story in a Facebook post, explaining the replications of her hospitalization and trauma…

The person that fell on me immediately ran off. I am left with a long road of recovery and am unable to work. Unfortunately, I am unable to receive proper legal and financial help without the name of the person who fell on me. A police investigation of my ..

Dillon Francis Confirms He’s Finished His Spanish-Language Album

Dillon Francis has finished his Spanish-language album and “2018 is about to be wild.”

Dillon first revealed that he had a Spanish-language album in the works in an interview with Billboard back in September. At the time, he claimed that the album would be finished before the end of 2017, but we know that good things are worth waiting for.

We reached out to Dillon to confirm the album was his Spanish one, and he told us, “Yeah Spanish one! Been working on it since August of last year!”

Finishing my album
2018 is about to be wild

— Dillon Francis (@DILLONFRANCIS) December 18, 2017

At present, we know that he’s worked with Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Arcangel, Mexican singer-songwriter and actress Ximena Sariñana, Dominicano rapper Fuego, Dominicano via South Florida producer Happy Colors, Puerto Rican rapper Residente, and more. And as his latest tweets might suggest, it seems the album was mixed by Phil Joly, best known for his work with Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey, The Strokes, P..

Ajit Pai is also a DJ! But probably not the one you’re thinking of

What do you do when you share the name of one of the most hated people in the US? If you’re DJ Ajit Pai of Goa, India, you make the best of it and take it in stride.

With the ruling of the FCC last week on Net Neutrality, Pai’s Instagram was getting blown up by those asking him to stop what he’s doing and see reason. He was understandably confused by the happenings, wondering what was going on and why he was suddenly becoming the focus of such hate and derision. However, the inclusion of the #netneutrality hashtag on many of the comments finally clicked for Pai and it suddenly all made sense.

Since the end of November, the comments on his posts have multiplied sometimes ten-fold, but he and others always respond and let people know they simply don’t have the right person.

“Take a look at the Ajit Pai who’s killing net neutrality,” comments @eskoaarnio on Pai’s latest photo, “and then take a look of this person who doesn’t look ANYTHING LIKE HIM maybe?”

“Well, knowing this hate wasn..

Markus Schulz Presents New Stage Production and 18 Track LP [Coldharbour Recordings]

Trance legend and veteran Markus Schulz has been a major part of the dance community for way longer than I’ve even been alive, starting his career nearly three decades ago (1990 to be exact) and continuing to push boundaries and tour internationally since his inception. Between his own artistic career and passion alongside his management company and label that he runs, to say that Schulz is a leader amongst the trance community has no lack of meaning. Now, Schulz is back with his massive project that could be called his magnum opus: Dakota – The Nine Skies.

Releasing a magnificent 18 track LP which showcases beauty, emotion and Schulz life revelations told through song, “The Nine Skies” is the latest in Schulz’s discography and arguably some of his best work. For fans who may be unaware, Dakota is a secondary project made by Schulz which focuses on his “instrospective” side, relating to what he sees in the world, what he sees in his fans and more. A much more emotional/spiritual styl..

Diplo Confirms New Skillex Album In The Works, And Possibly More Jack Ü On The Way

Whether or not the Jack Ü project will ever continue between Skrillex and Diplo has been up in the air for quite some time, with most signs pointing to no. Now, thanks to a recent interview, we might finally have good news for fans of the DJ super duo!

Argentine newspaper La Nación sat down with Diplo during Festival BUE in Buenos Aires, Argentina over the weekend. The interview covered a little bit of everything about Diplo’s vast, global adventures and role as a leader in dance music. What really captured attention, though, was the information he leaked about Skrillex and the possibility of a Jack Ü comeback.

Diplo confirmed: “Skrillex is working on a new album. I think that after that and the new album that we are preparing with Major Lazer, we will make music together again.”

Skrillex has honed in on producing as many projects as possible in 2017, working with everyone from Incubus, to Fifth Harmony, Poo Bear, DJ Sliink, Vindata, Habstrakt, and many more. He also found time to p..

DJ Dies Following Stage Collapse at Brazil’s Atmosphere Festival

When festivals cancel a day early or choose to close for a day in the middle of a festival, this is exactly the kind of tragedy they’re trying to avoid. This past weekend, Kalleby Freitas da Rosa, 30, was performing at Brazil’s Atmosphere Festival when the stage he was on collapsed due to extreme weather conditions – the forecast predicted “gale-force winds, and torrential rain.”

de Rosa was rushed to the hospital with head injuries, but died on arrival. Three others were injured in the collapse.

Atmosphere Festival was apparently warned of the weather conditions prior to the event and chose to still go on as planned. An investigation has been launched to determine culpability.

Atmosphere Festival issued a statement via Facebook yesterday evening:

“We always cherish the security of our audience, following all the processes, reports and authorisations requested by the local authorities. And to our audience we will keep them informed of all our actions to keep the truth about the fac..

Ekali Clears The Air After Ghastly Calls Him A “POS” That Can’t Be Trusted

Don’t expect Ekali and Ghastly to be collaborating anytime soon, or ever for that matter…

In a recent tweet, Ghastly shook things up when he called out Ekali as a “piece of shit” that the dance music industry shouldn’t trust. It’s not just him though, Ghastly claims at least 15 other DJs also stand by his views on Ekali.

“Here’s a tiny hint of reason – he will fuck the people you love,” Ghastly opened up in his since deleted tweets. “He has hurt and destroyed more relationships than I even realized, he deserves to be called out – I’m still technically not saying exactly who but he deserves any karma he receives.”

Now, we have an answer back from Ekali on the matter, which seems to be related to a mutual love interest. There’s always another side to the story, and Ekali paints a very different picture of himself.

“I hate that this shit needs to be aired out publicly,” he explains in the comment below via r/trap. Read the full comment below.

Ekali Responds to Ghastly

Talked a bit a..

Steve Aoki & Lil Uzi Vert Team Up For ‘Smoke My Dope’

Last week, Migos and Marshmello grabbed all the headlines for “Danger” their brand new collaboration on the soundtrack for the forthcoming winter blockbuster Bright. Not to be missed on what’s turned into a star-studded movie soundtrack is this collaboration between Steve Aoki & Lil Uzi Vert, “Smoke My Dope.”

The record features Lil Uzi Vert spitting some massive fire over some even bigger beats from Steve Aoki. It’s not the first time that the two of them have teamed up and the chemistry is certainly there.

Stream it below and get ready for Bright which will be available worldwide on Netflix on December 22nd.

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Steve Aoki & Lil Uzi Vert Team Up For ‘Smoke My Dope’

Armin van Buuren Ends 2017 With Massive Two-Hour ASOT Mix

For trance fans there’s probably no better way to end the year than with this massive new A State of Trance mix by Armin van Buuren. Featuring 107 songs, the mix is van Buuren’s 2017 Year Mix so expect the best in trance for this year.

As expected there are plenty of gems to be found in the mix for trance fans. Chock full of cuts from Armin van Buuren’s own Armada label to records by Seven Lions, Gareth Emery, Above & Beyond, deadmau5 and more you can be sure that there’s something for everybody in this wonderful two-hour mix.

H/T: Dancing Astronaut | Featured Image: Rukes

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Source: Armin van Buuren Ends 2017 With Massive Two-Hour ASOT Mix