Rekinection Festival Comes to St Louis /w Shpongle, LSDream 2x, Dirtwire, SoDown, Random Rab, Wookiefoot, Soohan + More

Rekinection Festival Comes to St Louis /w Shpongle, LSDream 2x, Dirtwire, SoDown, Random Rab, Wookiefoot, Soohan + More

Doubling in attendance every year, ReKinection Festival at Astral Valley Art Park has quickly become one of the top musical festival experiences in the Midwest. The music lineup echoes the diverse, forward-thinking artists and unified vibe that emanates throughout the festival’s various workshops, performances, visionary art and immersive experiences. 

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Featuring 75+ music sets by LSDream (two performances including a special LIGHTCODE sound healing set), Shpongle, Dirtwire, SoDown, Random Rab, Wookiefoot, Maddy O’Neal, An-Ten-Nae, Nattali Rize, Balkan Bump, SooHan, Recycled Funk, Indubious, Dub Sutra & more, the 4 stages will dazzle all ages with world-class production. Over 100 workshops at 7 activity areas by presenters from all around the world are at the core of what sets this festival apart and fulfills the vision of creating a collaborative, inspirational, empowering and entertaining event that transforms our spirits and our lives! And the festival’s signature aerial-fire-dance show featuring some of the best performing artists from across the country amazes and inspires the audience!

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Hosted once again at the incredible Astral Valley Art Park 45 minutes south of St. Louis, festival attendees will be awed by the beautiful 230 acres to be explored. Whether you’re being dazzled by the ReKinection performers, releasing your stress in a yoga class, or expanding your mind at a workshop, there is something for everyone at ReKinection Festival. The ReKinection staff has carefully curated a unique festival experience that will transport you into a world of celebration and connection. 

Get lost in the art, music, workshops and community that is co-created by everyone in attendance. We come together May 19-22 to celebrate each other and the unique contribution we each have in creating a better future.

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Breaking News: Phoenix Lights Has Landed in Arizona

Breaking News: Phoenix Lights Has Crash-Landed in Arizona

As the sun sets on the Arizona horizon, Phoenix Lights: Altered Orbit beamed down and crash-landed for the weekend. This out-of-this-world two day festival, produced by Relentless Beats, abducted the EDM community and left no crumbs when it came to revamping this beloved event. The return of Phx Lights has been long-awaited and fans have been beaming with excitement to experience it again.

Location, Layout, and Production

Phx Lights calls Phoenix Raceway home for the weekend of April 1st and 2nd. This new festival property is located in Avondale, AZ which is only 20 minutes outside Downtown Phoenix. Parking was easy and so was finding the box office and entry lines. ADA parking was also available with no charge for either lots. Entrance and exit of the property went very smoothly with minimal traffic. 

I really appreciated the huge open space and how Relentless Beats was able to utilize it for the attendee’s benefit. This never used before location was able to fit not only RB’s megastructure, but also a very attention-grabbing VIP area, loads of food and drink stands, shop vendors, a silent disco, an art car stage, Monster semi-trucks, and various art installations. There was also plenty of room for dancing and the crowd never felt squished. 

The two-day event also featured three stages known as the Mothership, the Invasion, and the Fallout.

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Attendees could feel the cosmic energy flowing through the crowd when multiple phenomenal artists took the stage this past weekend. 

Day 1 featured Griz, Liquid Stranger, Rusko, Champagne Drip, Smoakland and Proper

Day 2 featured RL Grime, Zomboy, Flosstradamus, Jansten, Leotrix, and Saas

Besides the infamous megastructure, Phoenix Lights also had a silent disco that was hosted by BeatBox Beverages and they had an art car stage that featured new and upcoming artists along with local favorites. To name a few, we were able to experience the styles of Dark Mark, VooDreau, Electric Polar Bears, Medicine Mike, Peachy Keen, and more. Fans were able to get their fix of dubstep, house, techno, trance, dnb, and various other genres throughout the weekend!

Sponsors, Vendors, and Art

Phoenix Lights had so many incredible sponsors showing their love and support this past weekend! To name a few, fans were able to see and get more information on Monster Energy, Bud Light, Kona Brewing Co., Project Rave, White Claw Hard Seltzer, and more.

To fill all your rave accessories and needs, there were plenty of shop vendors to choose from! Attendees were able to shop from Kandies World, Kritter Klips, Elite Wear, We Rave Hard, and more. 

To view the full list of sponsors and vendors, you can do so here

Some art installations included multiple spots for photo ops and a mural letting attendees know that “YOU ARE AMAZING” by Jayarr.art

Bringing art to life this weekend, the Weird & Wonderful Cast were there and performed in various locations throughout the festival grounds.

Conclusion

I would 100% recommend Phoenix Lights to my fellow festival lovers. Relentless Beats is constantly evolving with every show they put on and I am so excited for their future plans. Be sure to follow all of RB’s socials for the most up to date information regarding upcoming events. And be sure to be on the lookout for the official afterparty movie of Phoenix Lights: Altered Orbit.

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5 Netherlands Music Festivals To Stack Your Summer

5 Netherlands Music Festivals To Stack Your Summer

The music festival season in the Netherlands starts in June and continues through August, with at least one major music festival happening every weekend. These five festivals span different genres and showcase some of the most popular performers including Disclosure and Alan Walker. Whether you’re into electronic music or pop music, there’s something here for you this summer! Grab your passport, get some discounted airfare, and travel to the Netherlands. Let Party Guru plan your summer in the Netherlands with this list!

1) Best Kept Secret

Crowd from Best Kept Secret

Taking place from June 10th to June 12th, this festival is kicking off our list. Best Kept Secret takes place on a grassy field surrounded by farmlands, which contribute to it’s charming atmosphere. There are no corporate sponsors or VIP areas—just four stages, one for each of their musical genres: rock, pop, electronic, and world. The Strokes and Alt-J are just a few of the many performers on this stacked lineup.

2) Defqon.1

Taking place from June 23rd through June 26th, this three-day music festival showcases hardstyle and other sub-genres of EDM. A relatively affordable ticket costs around $125 USD, a bargain considering admission gets you into three days of performances by industry leading DJ’s. This year is the 19th anniversary of the Netherlands festival. Some of the performing artists are Nosferatu and Miss K8.

3) Down The Rabbit Hole

From July 1st through July 3rd, this event is sure to be more than memorable. With a super-stacked line-up of 62 artists, including Disclosure, The Gorillaz, and Erykah Badu, Down the Rabbit Hole is one you don’t want to miss. No matter if you are camping, swimming, finding hidden discos, or eating at one of the dozens of restaurants, there will be music, art, and performers nearby for you to enjoy.

4) Lowlands Festival

A few hours south of Amsterdam, at Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands will host Lowlands Festival from August 19th through August 21st.This festival is a three-day event featuring some of today’s biggest names in music. You can find big names like the Arctic Monkeys, James Blake and Rufus du Sol gracing the stages.

5) Mysteryland

The Netherlands invites you to Mysteryland; a three-day electronic dance festival featuring some of the best producers and DJs out there. Mysteryland will kick off on August 26th through August 28th. A few of the artists scheduled to perform are Cat Dealers, DJ Snake, and Alan Walker.

Conclusion

Music festivals are a Dutch staple, and there is always something going on. Whether you’re looking for a festival filled with electronic sounds or pop music, there is a festival for everyone. With so many options, it should be easy to find one that will entertain you from beginning to end—and bring a whole new meaning to partying like a Party Guru.

Phoenix Lights: Altered Orbit Beams Down On April 1st and 2nd, 2022

Phoenix Lights: Altered Orbit Beams Down On April 1st and 2nd, 2022

Beaming back down onto Earth, Relentless Beats just announced Phoenix Lights: Altered Orbit. This reinvented event will be crash landing onto the new festival property, the Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, AZ. The event takes place on April 1st and 2nd, 2022. Previous attendees are already raving about the return of this infamous festival.

Line Up

Filling the stage at this two-day festival are some out-of-this-world artists. Griz will be making his return to the Arizona scene along with Liquid Stranger, RL Grime, Zomboy, Rusko, Flosstradamus, Champagne Drip, and more.  

RB is also bringing back the superstructure stage that was featured in their 2021 concert series and Goldrush. Phoenix Lights: Altered Orbit will be their first show which kicks off their 2022 spring concert series that will premier many different artists and genres till June.

Tickets And Info

Tickets are on sale as of Friday, March 4th, at 10:00am MST. Types of tickets include GA, which grants you entry into the festival. GA+ passes include everything that a GA pass includes PLUS – Express entry & private restrooms. And VIP passes include everything that a GA pass includes PLUS – Express entry, a commemorative lanyard, access to VIP Deck with a premium view, premium bar, and VIP lounge. You can purchase tickets and get more info on this event here. Please note that this is an 18+ event.

Conclusion

Be sure to follow Phoenix Lights and Relentless Beats on all their socials for the most up-to-date info regarding this festival and future events that will be happening very soon!

Dance all Weekend at Bigfoot Electro Festival in Tennessee

From May 26th to 29th, numerous fans will gather in Tracy City, Tennessee to attend the 2nd annual Bigfoot Electro Festival – an experimental music festival that combines dubstep, trap, glitch hop, and drum and bass into one unforgettable weekend. As usual, there will be a wide variety of local and international acts performing at one main stage, two sound camps, and surprise renegades over the course of the weekend. The phase two lineup is now live, check it out below!

Three Days of Fun in The Sun

Bigfoot Electro Festival is a four-day camping and music event, held annually during summer in Tracy City, Tennessee. The 2022 edition of the festival is scheduled for May 26th-29th. The lineup consists of many different types of bass-heavy music and will have attendees grooving all weekend long. The festival offers more than just music; attendees can also take part in yoga classes and workshops.

Hennessy sound will be brought out to the event this year to make sure attendees are getting the best possible sound. We can also see an interesting “Saturday Night Special” event featuring Levitation Jones & J-BLU! That will feature an open deck game show experience, something even we haven’t heard of before. Big Chillin will be there to power all those heavy-hitter speakers. You can find them over at this year’s sound camp.

Low Ticket Prices

Though it doesn’t have to be expensive, festivals are not cheap. However, tickets for Bigfoot Electro are inexpensive and cater to underground music seekers. The festival sells four-day passes that start at $169; which also includes your car camping. Three-day passes are also available for $159. All ticket sales will end on May 29th. Go grab those tickets now because the price will be increasing soon.

Regardless of whether you plan on making multiple trips back to camp or catching some shut-eye under the stars each night, these prices are relatively affordable for those who wish to enjoy a music festival without spending a fortune. VIP tickets are available for purchase also! Some amenities you will be able to enjoy with VIP include; Free coffee and OJ every morning from 7 am-11 am, air-conditioned bathrooms, mobile vendor food delivery services & closer camping to the main stage. Who doesn’t like to be in the center of it all?

Finally, multiple add-ons are available for all tickets. On-site RV parking with hookup is available. Water, electricity, and waste are all included with that add-on. If feeling sore after one of your favorite sets, full-body massages are offered on-site! Ziplining and shower tokens are also available to add on.

The Lineup

Fans of bass music will be pleased to know that, as usual, there’s an impressive lineup of DJs playing throughout all four days. Notable names include Mr.Bill, Truth, YHETI (x2), DMVU, EAZYBAKED, KHIVA, Late Night Radio, Pushloop, Resonate Language, SOMATOAST, Supertask (A/V Set), Ternion Sound (x2), The Widdler, Tiedye Ky, and many others. Make sure to give all of those artists a listen before attending if you haven’t, it’ll help plan your daily schedule!

Get excited to dance and explore! Arguably, this year’s lineup is one of our favorite so far—and it’s shaping up to be an unforgettable show! You can also expect sets from dozens of local DJs and special live visual performances that will accompany many of your favorite international artists. Visit HERE for more information on who you can expect to see over the course of four days. The lineup isn’t the only fire part of this festival, there will be performers over the course of this event. Attendees can plan on seeing a number of different flow artists, some including fire spinners!

New discoveries

Each year brings new music festivals to try, and with summer being the prime festival season, there are a lot of events worth experiencing. Bigfoot’s unique lineup makes it a good bet for adventurous fans of bass music. Explore the property with zipline courses or treat yourself to a full body massage. Adventure around the beautiful Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee. The 2022 phase two lineup is now live, buy your tickets and plan your adventure now. Get excited with a 2021 recap that can be seen below!

Why you should attend

Honestly, this festival is absolutely stacked with talent all around. Are you a fan of experimental bass music? Do you have a taste for weird and wild culture? If you answered yes to either or both, then Bigfoot Electro Festival may be for you. This eclectic gathering celebrates its 2nd year with an insane lineup of artists from all over the country. These monsters of sound will be playing four days and nights, so get ready to unplug from society and have some fun!

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The Perfect Halloween Eve Party: Supernatural Fest

Denver’s biggest Halloween Dance Festival returned on October 30th. Global Dance brought Supernatural Festival to the National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado. It was sure to be a wicked good time, with six stages and a stunning lineup featuring top artists Galantis, Snails, Flux Pavillion, Monxx, and Spag Heddy.  Also, Denver local favorites Mport and Decadon graced the stage. Other Denver locals DJ’s also made an appearance. 

The night kicked off at 7 pm and attendees filled up the National Western Complex quickly with hundreds of unique and fun costumes. The venue was filled with the Halloween theme and vibe all throughout. It consisted of six different stages: Supernatural Arena, Afterlife Hall, Dungeon, Badlands Bass Hall, Haunted Academy, and Purgatory. Each stage had a different vibe of music suitable for every single type of electronic dance music lover. From drum and bass, house, and dubstep, attendees were sure to have a great time. Supernatural Arena also had various vendors, so attendees were able to pick up a new Grassroots hat or even merchandise to support their favorite artists. 

Starting The Night Off

Kicking the night off at the Supernatural Arena was Faybl and Ecotek right after. Following them were Wuki and Gammer.

Denver locals took over the Afterlife Hall and Dungeon with B2B’s. Afterlife Hall featured Skittez B2B Scvllywvg. Saltee B2B They Invade slayed the Dungeon stage. B2B’s at both stages continued almost all night long. 

Over at the Badlands Bass Hall, Rettchit kicked off the night with Mport, and T-Mass following. At the Haunted Academy, DJ E b2B Breaking Bad Started the night off. The Purgatory featured DJYEAHYEAH opening with a two-hour set! 

Dubstep fans were in for a treat with Decadon, Monxx, and Spag Heddy taking the stage. The crowd was definitely packed with happy attendees head-banging. Over at the Supernatural Arena, Flux Pavillion took the stage. Following right after was Knife Party, who both blew the crowd away. 

Ending the night off was Galantis at the Supernatural Arena and Snails at Badlands Bass Hall. Galantis played a variety of house and dubstep, including one of their popular song “Love On Me” with smoke and sparks shooting off. 

Conclusion

Global Dance certainly gave attendees an unforgettable Halloween eve night, with diverse artists and amazing production. We can’t wait to see what Global Dance has planned for Denver forthcoming!

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High Ground Festival Takes Denver To A Higher Level

Denver’s High Ground Festival debuted on October 2nd. It blended music, nature, and local vendors and artists. The day was sunny as High Ground opened its gates at noon. Summer was certainly not ready to say goodbye. Soon after, downtown Levitt Pavilion was alive and vibrant with electrifying techno.

The festival boasted two stages. The main High Ground Stage overlooked Levitt’s massive grassy amphitheater. Several Denver-based artists including Jacklndn and Bass Physics performed there until midafternoon.

Festival Main Stage

Los Angeles DJ Pluko graced the stage. I’ve wanted to catch a Pluko show for years! Saturday’s set did not disappoint. Pluko matched infectious heavy bass with a delicate sonic texture. Hearing his hit “Breath” was a highlight of the festival. If you like ODESZA, you’ll love pluko

After, Chet Porter followed. Festivalgoers went crazy for his remixes of San Holo and Flume songs. Finally, Chet Porter performed his recent release “Life’s So Good”. The rock/EDM fusion is beautifully on-trend and frenetically unique. 

As dusk fell on Levitt Pavilion, Louis Futon took the stage. Denver’s skyline glowed behind the main stage. Louis Futon‘s set was utterly unique. His visuals were reminiscent of the 70s/80s psychedelic era. Truly iconic EDM sets always have live instrument features, and Louis Futon ‘s guests did not disappoint. Dreamy saxophone and flute complemented Futon’s electronic tunes. The refreshing harmony took High Ground’s energy to the next level.