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I conversation with Jill van Raan
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I conversation with Jill van Raan

Music We had a pleasure speaking with Jill van Raan.     Jill, tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do.   I'm Jill, I live in Amsterdam. I started my internship at ID&T when I was 19 years old and have never left since. I quit my studies and jumped into a full time job. I was young and very motivated  and still am, learning the job by actually doing it. I started working at ID&T as an office manager, and from there I graped every opportunity and slowly started making some stage designs for smaller stages. I made some moodboards and every year my role within the creation team was getting bigger and now I am responsible for the whole creation part for Mysteryland.   What are your first memories with music that you connect to?    That's a song by Toni Braxton. It was “Unbreak My Heart” and I was singing that from my living room and didn't even know what I was singing. But I think that's one of my first music memories and my first festival memory is Mysteryland. I was 17 years old, too young to get in – but I was in. Standing on the massive fields during the end show of Bart Skils at the main stage. Yeah, that feeling of your first festival. Nobody ever forgets that.   What does it mean to be the creative lead at Mysteryland for you?   As a creative lead, I’m responsible to create experiences before, during and after the festival. When the visitor enters the Mysteryland ground you need to make them feel comfortable and once they are comfortable, their journey will start. We want to surprise them with a lot of unexpected moments. But also after Mysteryland, it's important to stay in the mind of the visitors and we want to keep reminding them of the good times they have had in a creative way. We stay connected to our audience throughout the entire year with music, photos, videos and limited edition merchandise. So it's not only during the festival, but also before and after the festival I'm responsible to keep those happy vibes going throughout.   How is there any difference nowadays, especially with the lives we live at the moment? Has that been more challenging to maintain? That creative after flow after the experience, because it's been a while since the last festival.   It's difficult because you don't have memories from last year that you can show, but we did a livestream last year to give something back to our visitors in these challenging times. The livestream was very successful, we created a whole new festival world where DJs recorded their sets in hot air balloons! You can still check it out on our YouTube channel if you search for Let’s Get High!   We got a lot of love from our visitors and they really liked it. During the livestream we sold limited edition merchandise and the DJs were also very grateful and happy that we created such a large exclusive online event. So it's difficult. But yeah, that's also my job; being creative during these times.   Guide us through your creative process. How do you work towards the final look or the theme of the stages and the merchandise?   Well every year it starts with the artists department looking for the right sounds, brands, and partners that match with Mysteryland. Once the hosting partners are selected, my work begins. I zoom into each brand and look for the right combination and angle with Mysteryland. I mix the flavors of Mysteryland with the flavors of the hosting partner and create a state that matches with both brand DNAs.   In this process I get a lot of inspiration from different places like nature, pinterest, books, clothes, music. I draw the idea or illustrate it, then I check in with the technical producer to see if my ideas are realistic. At first, my ideas are usually not realistic enough to actually create and we need to make some concessions. During the process, new ideas for using alternative materials come up. Making all those changes is a part of the process and it takes a lot of time before you get to the final design. But it doesn't stop with the stages. That process is necessary for everything: show elements, acts, lights, smaller decorations that you can see behind and in the trees and so on..    And don’t forget the merchandise. This year we wanted to have a more basic collection that is easy to wear and has an everyday style. Next to the basic collection, we also wanted to have more unique pieces, limited editions and clothes that are based on the latest trends.    What kind of experience do you want to create for the visitors of Mysteryland? Does that differ each year with a different theme?   No, we don't really have a theme. I want to create an escape from reality. I want our visitors to forget their day to day business, create new memories, enjoy themselves and to celebrate life. There are three words that we work with – mysterious, surrealistic and colorful. That is what Mysteryland is, and you can express that in a lot of different ways.   What do you think makes Mysteryland so unique, compared to so many other festivals that are also in the Netherlands? What makes it stand out for you?   I think Mysteryland is unique because it's the longest running dance festival in the world. It doesn't matter what age you are. Everybody knows Mysteryland and for a lot of our visitors their first festival is Mysteryland. We offer so many different sounds and experiences. I think there's no other festival that offers such diversity in sound and culture. It’s also the only festival in the Netherlands where you can consistently see legendary dance artists and talent from every electronic music genre. At the same time you get the chance to get lost in a fantasy festival world, there’s something for everybody!   What are some of your biggest influences from the world of creatives, art and design when it comes to Mysteryland?   At first, I wasn't aware of it too much, but I found out that Es Devlin has inspired me so much without even noticing. She's a stage designer and has worked for many big artists like Kanye West, Beyonce, and The Weekend. It’s inspirational for me to see a talented woman who works with such big artists. She’s amazing at thinking about the different perspectives visitors have in the crowd! Tim Walker is also a great inspiration, he’s almost a one on one fit with Mysteryland in my eyes!   Would you care to give me a comment on your perspective on sustainability when organizing festivals nowadays? How does that come into play with your job or the festival itself?   We pay a lot of attention to sustainability and have even won awards for it in the past. We always have. Our aim is to run the festival with power in combination with batteries in 2022. This year we are working towards a post system on drinks with reusable materials. We encourage organic and vegetarian food and all of our disposals are compostable. We are part of the international green deal, a circular festival where we work together with other international festivals on circular pilots. The trick is to consider waste as raw material and for me, especially in our stage design, I always want to make sure that we make something for the long term to use. So one year it's the stage design and the next year it’s decoration for the entry gates. Most of the time, nature products are my favorite. A lot of people recognize it because almost every time there's something green in my stage designs.   What's the best part of your job for you, actually? What’s that one key thing that you would emphasize?   The best part of my job is during the end show. You've worked the entire year to create something for just this one weekend and everything comes together. During the endshow, you know that the day is over and you did a great job. That moment is super short, but so powerful.         To know more about Mysteryland please visit their website: https://www.mysteryland.nl We had a pleasure speaking with Jill van Raan.     Jill, tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do.   I'm Jill, I live in Amsterdam. I started my internship at ID&T when I was 19 years old and have never left since. I quit my studies and jumped into a full time job. I was young and very motivated  and still am, learning the job by actually doing it. I started working at ID&T as an office manager, and from there I graped every opportunity and slowly started making some stage designs for smaller stages. I made some moodboards and every year my role within the creation team was getting bigger and now I am responsible for the whole creation part for Mysteryland.   What are your first memories with music that you connect to?    That's a song by Toni Braxton. It was “Unbreak My Heart” and I was singing that from my living room and didn't even know what I was singing. But I think that's one of my first music memories and my first festival memory is Mysteryland. I was 17 years old, too young to get in – but I was in. Standing on the massive fields during the end show of Bart Skils at the main stage. Yeah, that feeling of your first festival. Nobody ever forgets that.   What does it mean to be the creative lead at Mysteryland for you?   As a creative lead, I’m responsible to create experiences before, during and after the festival. When the visitor enters the Mysteryland ground you need to make them feel comfortable and once they are comfortable, their journey will start. We want to surprise them with a lot of unexpected moments. But also after Mysteryland, it's important to stay in the mind of the visitors and we want to keep reminding them of the good times they have had in a creative way. We stay connected to our audience throughout the entire year with music, photos, videos and limited edition merchandise. So it's not only during the festival, but also before and after the festival I'm responsible to keep those happy vibes going throughout.   How is there any difference nowadays, especially with the lives we live at the moment? Has that been more challenging to maintain? That creative after flow after the experience, because it's been a while since the last festival.   It's difficult because you don't have memories from last year that you can show, but we did a livestream last year to give something back to our visitors in these challenging times. The livestream was very successful, we created a whole new festival world where DJs recorded their sets in hot air balloons! You can still check it out on our YouTube channel if you search for Let’s Get High!   We got a lot of love from our visitors and they really liked it. During the livestream we sold limited edition merchandise and the DJs were also very grateful and happy that we created such a large exclusive online event. So it's difficult. But yeah, that's also my job; being creative during these times.   Guide us through your creative process. How do you work towards the final look or the theme of the stages and the merchandise?   Well every year it starts with the artists department looking for the right sounds, brands, and partners that match with Mysteryland. Once the hosting partners are selected, my work begins. I zoom into each brand and look for the right combination and angle with Mysteryland. I mix the flavors of Mysteryland with the flavors of the hosting partner and create a state that matches with both brand DNAs.   In this process I get a lot of inspiration from different places like nature, pinterest, books, clothes, music. I draw the idea or illustrate it, then I check in with the technical producer to see if my ideas are realistic. At first, my ideas are usually not realistic enough to actually create and we need to make some concessions. During the process, new ideas for using alternative materials come up. Making all those changes is a part of the process and it takes a lot of time before you get to the final design. But it doesn't stop with the stages. That process is necessary for everything: show elements, acts, lights, smaller decorations that you can see behind and in the trees and so on..    And don’t forget the merchandise. This year we wanted to have a more basic collection that is easy to wear and has an everyday style. Next to the basic collection, we also wanted to have more unique pieces, limited editions and clothes that are based on the latest trends.    What kind of experience do you want to create for the visitors of Mysteryland? Does that differ each year with a different theme?   No, we don't really have a theme. I want to create an escape from reality. I want our visitors to forget their day to day business, create new memories, enjoy themselves and to celebrate life. There are three words that we work with – mysterious, surrealistic and colorful. That is what Mysteryland is, and you can express that in a lot of different ways.   What do you think makes Mysteryland so unique, compared to so many other festivals that are also in the Netherlands? What makes it stand out for you?   I think Mysteryland is unique because it's the longest running dance festival in the world. It doesn't matter what age you are. Everybody knows Mysteryland and for a lot of our visitors their first festival is Mysteryland. We offer so many different sounds and experiences. I think there's no other festival that offers such diversity in sound and culture. It’s also the only festival in the Netherlands where you can consistently see legendary dance artists and talent from every electronic music genre. At the same time you get the chance to get lost in a fantasy festival world, there’s something for everybody!   What are some of your biggest influences from the world of creatives, art and design when it comes to Mysteryland?   At first, I wasn't aware of it too much, but I found out that Es Devlin has inspired me so much without even noticing. She's a stage designer and has worked for many big artists like Kanye West, Beyonce, and The Weekend. It’s inspirational for me to see a talented woman who works with such big artists. She’s amazing at thinking about the different perspectives visitors have in the crowd! Tim Walker is also a great inspiration, he’s almost a one on one fit with Mysteryland in my eyes!   Would you care to give me a comment on your perspective on sustainability when organizing festivals nowadays? How does that come into play with your job or the festival itself?   We pay a lot of attention to sustainability and have even won awards for it in the past. We always have. Our aim is to run the festival with power in combination with batteries in 2022. This year we are working towards a post system on drinks with reusable materials. We encourage organic and vegetarian food and all of our disposals are compostable. We are part of the international green deal, a circular festival where we work together with other international festivals on circular pilots. The trick is to consider waste as raw material and for me, especially in our stage design, I always want to make sure that we make something for the long term to use. So one year it's the stage design and the next year it’s decoration for the entry gates. Most of the time, nature products are my favorite. A lot of people recognize it because almost every time there's something green in my stage designs.   What's the best part of your job for you, actually? What’s that one key thing that you would emphasize?   The best part of my job is during the end show. You've worked the entire year to create something for just this one weekend and everything comes together. During the endshow, you know that the day is over and you did a great job. That moment is super short, but so powerful.         To know more about Mysteryland please visit their website: https://www.mysteryland.nl

In conversation with G-EAZY
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In conversation with G-EAZY

Music On of our Spring & Summer is musician G-EAZY. We had a pleasure speaking with him in the bellow interview.       You released ‘Provide’ earlier this year which oozes with the nostalgia of house-parties. How did you find inspiration for this song during such socially bleak times?   I wanted to release something that felt optimistic and light… These have been challenging and heavy times for so many of us. I just felt like doing something on a more positive note. Even if just for a moment, if a song can transport you to another place and provide you with an escape, or a break from reality then that’s magic.      Expressing vulnerability through your music, while also maintaining a bad-boy image is a unique juxtaposition. How do these two elements of yourself coincide?   I don’t think it's all that uncommon to be honest, most of my musical heroes have always found ways to express multiple sides of their personalities - even if at times these different elements seem polarizing. Johnny Cash and Tupac are the first two that come to mind when it comes to balancing emotional vulnerability with superhero-like strength and confidence. I think most people have many dimensions and layers, we’re not just one thing and one thing only. And at the end of the day, the job of an artist is to express themselves and share what those layers are to them and what they feel like - in the hopes that somebody out there could relate and feel less alone as a result.     How do you strike the balance between the autobiographical and the universal through your music?   There's definitely a grey area, it can certainly be a challenge at times at least in my personal life. I’ll write a song that sounds like a very descriptive personal story, and somebody in my life will assume it's about a certain time or place or person. Oftentimes the stories all kind of get mashed together and the songs become an amalgam of past experiences, rather than one specific true story.     How do you find inner peace while being in the public eye?   You have to know yourself and have a strong backbone. It can be challenging, when people are saying all kinds of things about you publicly - you get to feeling misunderstood a lot. But at the end of the day, you have to know that you can’t make everyone happy, and you’ll never be completely understood by everyone. It’s what comes with the territory. So I try to block out as much of it as I can and stay true to myself.     A lot of your music covers themes of love and relationships, namely ‘A Little More’ which you released just last month, do you have any advice for people going through heartbreak right now?   I wish I did, haha. Every relationship, every break up, every individual’s pain and suffering is different. Love certainly has its highs and lows, but like any relationship or friendship you value, it takes a lot of work to preserve and maintain. The pandemic obviously has made some things harder than ever. But I guess if you can make it out of this, you can make it out of almost anything.      What/who are your biggest inspirations both artistically and in life in general?    I’m inspired by all different types of art. Visual art, film, fashion, design, everything. But obviously music has been my truest love. I listen to music from all different kinds of genres and time periods, everything from Nina Simone to Amy Winehouse, Tupac to Kendrick, Tom Waits to Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash to Hank Williams, Mac Dre to E-40, Bill Evans to Miles Davis. Music is such a beautiful art form, and feelings can be expressed in so many different ways through it. From confidence, to fear, from heartbreak to healing, from love to hate, and then sonically there’s so many ways to capture those emotions musically, in terms of sound selection or which instruments you choose to work with, whether the tempo is fast or slow, what kind of drums you choose, etc.     What does fashion and visual expression mean to you?   I think they all work together in a cohesive synchronicity. Ideally it should help tie it all together and allow you to fully express yourself through all these mediums at once. The look and feel of an artist, from the art work to the clothes they wear can enhance the listening experience, or give more context to the mood and perspective of where the music is coming from.      Many artists have found the strangeness of pandemic-life a good source of self-reflection, how has the current situation, if at all, affected the messages you want to put out to the world through your music?     It’s definitely given a lot of us a break to stop and reflect - whether we thought we needed it or not. I know there was a lot of confusion at first, questions about what to do with the time or how long it was going to last. Once I settled into the idea that it wasn’t going away any time soon, I got a little more comfortable with getting more experimental with the music I was making, and taking more time to educate myself on new things and read a bunch of the books I’d always wanted to read.     What does masculinity mean to you?   I don’t think you have to necessarily put it into a box. To some it’s to be a “Marlboro man”… To some it’s to be vulnerable and to have feelings. To some it’s to be able to provide for one’s family and be the “man of the house”. In my opinion, I think it’s important in today's world to be mindful and supportive of others, to be tolerant and loving towards all walks of life. To continue to seek information and remain in a constant state of curiosity and learning.      What are you most excited about for this year, career wise and other?   Getting to release my album and then hopefully get back on stage. I’m an artist who toured so heavily for so long, I felt like I lived on the road… It’s something that became so deeply connected to my identity and sense of self. So naturally it’s been hard not being able to do that. I’m just looking forward to being able to connect with people again in a concert setting.     As the theme of our Spring & Summer season is ELEMENTS and it is about sustainability, nature. Tell us about your perspective on sustainability and environment.   It scares the hell out of me knowing that the point of no return is essentially right around the corner. Point blank. It’s so much more serious than most people understand. The sustainability of our planet and environment as we know it is an issue we don’t discuss nearly enough. I think we all need to do a dramatically better job of empathizing with future generations who will be inheriting this planet from us - and also a better job of empathizing with the environment and all other life forms we share this planet with.      With work you have traveled a lot. What are some of the favourite places you have seen and been to so far and why?   I love traveling through Europe. There's so much history there and so much beautiful architecture, things we’re not used to seeing here in the States. But I also miss traveling through the U.S. and passing through small towns, finding mom & pop restaurants to eat at on our way to a show. I’ve been fortunate enough to get to travel all over the world doing what I love, and this year has been a constant reminder of how much I deeply miss it.     TEAM CREDITS: Talent:  G-EAZY @g_eazy  wearing @ysl by @anthonyvaccarello  Photographer - Kat Irlin @kat_in_nyc  Stylist - Jordan Boothe @jordanboothestudio  Photo Assistant - Ros Hayes  Art Director - Amir Zia @azxo  Grooming - Kata Baron @katamakeup  Casting - Tasha Tongpreecha @tashatongpreecha  Special thanks to: Elio Abass @i_am_elio  Editors: Lisa Jarvis & Timotej Letonja @lisajarvis_stylist @timiletonja  On of our Spring & Summer is musician G-EAZY. We had a pleasure speaking with him in the bellow interview.       You released ‘Provide’ earlier this year which oozes with the nostalgia of house-parties. How did you find inspiration for this song during such socially bleak times?   I wanted to release something that felt optimistic and light… These have been challenging and heavy times for so many of us. I just felt like doing something on a more positive note. Even if just for a moment, if a song can transport you to another place and provide you with an escape, or a break from reality then that’s magic.      Expressing vulnerability through your music, while also maintaining a bad-boy image is a unique juxtaposition. How do these two elements of yourself coincide?   I don’t think it's all that uncommon to be honest, most of my musical heroes have always found ways to express multiple sides of their personalities - even if at times these different elements seem polarizing. Johnny Cash and Tupac are the first two that come to mind when it comes to balancing emotional vulnerability with superhero-like strength and confidence. I think most people have many dimensions and layers, we’re not just one thing and one thing only. And at the end of the day, the job of an artist is to express themselves and share what those layers are to them and what they feel like - in the hopes that somebody out there could relate and feel less alone as a result.     How do you strike the balance between the autobiographical and the universal through your music?   There's definitely a grey area, it can certainly be a challenge at times at least in my personal life. I’ll write a song that sounds like a very descriptive personal story, and somebody in my life will assume it's about a certain time or place or person. Oftentimes the stories all kind of get mashed together and the songs become an amalgam of past experiences, rather than one specific true story.     How do you find inner peace while being in the public eye?   You have to know yourself and have a strong backbone. It can be challenging, when people are saying all kinds of things about you publicly - you get to feeling misunderstood a lot. But at the end of the day, you have to know that you can’t make everyone happy, and you’ll never be completely understood by everyone. It’s what comes with the territory. So I try to block out as much of it as I can and stay true to myself.     A lot of your music covers themes of love and relationships, namely ‘A Little More’ which you released just last month, do you have any advice for people going through heartbreak right now?   I wish I did, haha. Every relationship, every break up, every individual’s pain and suffering is different. Love certainly has its highs and lows, but like any relationship or friendship you value, it takes a lot of work to preserve and maintain. The pandemic obviously has made some things harder than ever. But I guess if you can make it out of this, you can make it out of almost anything.      What/who are your biggest inspirations both artistically and in life in general?    I’m inspired by all different types of art. Visual art, film, fashion, design, everything. But obviously music has been my truest love. I listen to music from all different kinds of genres and time periods, everything from Nina Simone to Amy Winehouse, Tupac to Kendrick, Tom Waits to Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash to Hank Williams, Mac Dre to E-40, Bill Evans to Miles Davis. Music is such a beautiful art form, and feelings can be expressed in so many different ways through it. From confidence, to fear, from heartbreak to healing, from love to hate, and then sonically there’s so many ways to capture those emotions musically, in terms of sound selection or which instruments you choose to work with, whether the tempo is fast or slow, what kind of drums you choose, etc.     What does fashion and visual expression mean to you?   I think they all work together in a cohesive synchronicity. Ideally it should help tie it all together and allow you to fully express yourself through all these mediums at once. The look and feel of an artist, from the art work to the clothes they wear can enhance the listening experience, or give more context to the mood and perspective of where the music is coming from.      Many artists have found the strangeness of pandemic-life a good source of self-reflection, how has the current situation, if at all, affected the messages you want to put out to the world through your music?     It’s definitely given a lot of us a break to stop and reflect - whether we thought we needed it or not. I know there was a lot of confusion at first, questions about what to do with the time or how long it was going to last. Once I settled into the idea that it wasn’t going away any time soon, I got a little more comfortable with getting more experimental with the music I was making, and taking more time to educate myself on new things and read a bunch of the books I’d always wanted to read.     What does masculinity mean to you?   I don’t think you have to necessarily put it into a box. To some it’s to be a “Marlboro man”… To some it’s to be vulnerable and to have feelings. To some it’s to be able to provide for one’s family and be the “man of the house”. In my opinion, I think it’s important in today's world to be mindful and supportive of others, to be tolerant and loving towards all walks of life. To continue to seek information and remain in a constant state of curiosity and learning.      What are you most excited about for this year, career wise and other?   Getting to release my album and then hopefully get back on stage. I’m an artist who toured so heavily for so long, I felt like I lived on the road… It’s something that became so deeply connected to my identity and sense of self. So naturally it’s been hard not being able to do that. I’m just looking forward to being able to connect with people again in a concert setting.     As the theme of our Spring & Summer season is ELEMENTS and it is about sustainability, nature. Tell us about your perspective on sustainability and environment.   It scares the hell out of me knowing that the point of no return is essentially right around the corner. Point blank. It’s so much more serious than most people understand. The sustainability of our planet and environment as we know it is an issue we don’t discuss nearly enough. I think we all need to do a dramatically better job of empathizing with future generations who will be inheriting this planet from us - and also a better job of empathizing with the environment and all other life forms we share this planet with.      With work you have traveled a lot. What are some of the favourite places you have seen and been to so far and why?   I love traveling through Europe. There's so much history there and so much beautiful architecture, things we’re not used to seeing here in the States. But I also miss traveling through the U.S. and passing through small towns, finding mom & pop restaurants to eat at on our way to a show. I’ve been fortunate enough to get to travel all over the world doing what I love, and this year has been a constant reminder of how much I deeply miss it.     TEAM CREDITS: Talent:  G-EAZY @g_eazy  wearing @ysl by @anthonyvaccarello  Photographer - Kat Irlin @kat_in_nyc  Stylist - Jordan Boothe @jordanboothestudio  Photo Assistant - Ros Hayes  Art Director - Amir Zia @azxo  Grooming - Kata Baron @katamakeup  Casting - Tasha Tongpreecha @tashatongpreecha  Special thanks to: Elio Abass @i_am_elio  Editors: Lisa Jarvis & Timotej Letonja @lisajarvis_stylist @timiletonja 

DGTL announces line-up for ADE 2021 edition
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DGTL announces line-up for ADE 2021 edition

Music Including Dax J, Disclosure, Honey Dijon, Sven Väth and Dixon     After months of speculation among fans, DGTL announced today that its event will take place during the Amsterdam Dance Event on October 14, 15 and 16 in the NDSM Loods.     Presale starts Monday May 24. You can register via: https://ade.dgtl.nl/en/dgtl-ade-2021   More than a year after the first lockdown started, dance enthusiasts have something to look forward to. DGTL is therefore doing a lot during ADE. During three days and spread over four events, twenty thousand visitors can dance to their heart's content again in the beating heart of Amsterdam, in the characteristic NDSM Loods. The DGTL organization unveils the full line-up of the four events during ADE in one fell swoop. For example, Thursday evening, October 14, will kick off with a special DJ set by the British duo Disclosure, building on the unforgettable performance they gave at DGTL in 2019. The legendary Honey Dijon will also be on stage on Thursday evening and, together with Disclosure, will be the headliner of the evening. As if that wasn't enough, Cinthie, Theo Kottis, William Djoko, Luuk van Dijk, Kleó and Sanja also make the crowd dance with top-notch house and techno. On Friday evening DJ producer (and IPSO label owner) Kölsch invites great pacesetters like Sven Väth for DGTL x IPSO ADE. During this evening also performances by KiNK Live, Gerd Janson, Colyn, Jimi Jules, Jonathan Kaspar, Nicky Elisabeth and LEIA. The next day, Saturday October 16, DGTL will present a day event for the first time during ADE. A festival atmosphere is created with performances by Dixon, The Blessed Madonna, Jon Hopkins, Danilo Plessow (MCDE), Jayda G, David Vunk, Paramida, Philou Louzolo, Suze Ijó and Fafi Abdel Nour. On Saturday evening, DGTL ADE will continue with an unadulterated techno evening, which will continue until the early hours of Sunday morning. On stage, the hard, deep techno sounds of Afra, AnD, Dax J, DJ Stingray 313, KI / KI, Kobosil, LVTL, Paula Temple and SPFDJ & VTSS make up for the lack of techno parties over the past year and a half.     Ticket sales The pre-sale of DGTL ticket sales will start on Monday May 24th and regular ticket sales will start a day later, on Tuesday May 25th at 12:00 noon. You can register via: https://ade.dgtl.nl/en/dgtl-ade-2021 Including Dax J, Disclosure, Honey Dijon, Sven Väth and Dixon     After months of speculation among fans, DGTL announced today that its event will take place during the Amsterdam Dance Event on October 14, 15 and 16 in the NDSM Loods.     Presale starts Monday May 24. You can register via: https://ade.dgtl.nl/en/dgtl-ade-2021   More than a year after the first lockdown started, dance enthusiasts have something to look forward to. DGTL is therefore doing a lot during ADE. During three days and spread over four events, twenty thousand visitors can dance to their heart's content again in the beating heart of Amsterdam, in the characteristic NDSM Loods. The DGTL organization unveils the full line-up of the four events during ADE in one fell swoop. For example, Thursday evening, October 14, will kick off with a special DJ set by the British duo Disclosure, building on the unforgettable performance they gave at DGTL in 2019. The legendary Honey Dijon will also be on stage on Thursday evening and, together with Disclosure, will be the headliner of the evening. As if that wasn't enough, Cinthie, Theo Kottis, William Djoko, Luuk van Dijk, Kleó and Sanja also make the crowd dance with top-notch house and techno. On Friday evening DJ producer (and IPSO label owner) Kölsch invites great pacesetters like Sven Väth for DGTL x IPSO ADE. During this evening also performances by KiNK Live, Gerd Janson, Colyn, Jimi Jules, Jonathan Kaspar, Nicky Elisabeth and LEIA. The next day, Saturday October 16, DGTL will present a day event for the first time during ADE. A festival atmosphere is created with performances by Dixon, The Blessed Madonna, Jon Hopkins, Danilo Plessow (MCDE), Jayda G, David Vunk, Paramida, Philou Louzolo, Suze Ijó and Fafi Abdel Nour. On Saturday evening, DGTL ADE will continue with an unadulterated techno evening, which will continue until the early hours of Sunday morning. On stage, the hard, deep techno sounds of Afra, AnD, Dax J, DJ Stingray 313, KI / KI, Kobosil, LVTL, Paula Temple and SPFDJ & VTSS make up for the lack of techno parties over the past year and a half.     Ticket sales The pre-sale of DGTL ticket sales will start on Monday May 24th and regular ticket sales will start a day later, on Tuesday May 25th at 12:00 noon. You can register via: https://ade.dgtl.nl/en/dgtl-ade-2021

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Danny Dubb releases follow-up single  "Kussen van Satijn"
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Danny Dubb releases follow-up single "Kussen van Satijn"

Music After releasing "Toxic", Danny's very first single, it is now time for the follow up, "Kussen van Satijn". With “Toxic” Danny talked to his listeners about relationships and the struggles you go through. Now with the release of “Kussen van Satijn” he will share his story about the internal conflicts he is going through while being in a relationship.     Earlier we saw creative videos on Danny 's socials where he tried to trigger his followers to start a conversation about these topics that normally are not discussed or only between four walls. Yet again, for "Kussen van Satijn" Danny will put certain topics and questions to the test with his listeners and followers.     Keep an eye on Danny Dubb's profile for the track and video of ""Kussen van Satijn" in which he will literally take you into his story. After releasing "Toxic", Danny's very first single, it is now time for the follow up, "Kussen van Satijn". With “Toxic” Danny talked to his listeners about relationships and the struggles you go through. Now with the release of “Kussen van Satijn” he will share his story about the internal conflicts he is going through while being in a relationship.     Earlier we saw creative videos on Danny 's socials where he tried to trigger his followers to start a conversation about these topics that normally are not discussed or only between four walls. Yet again, for "Kussen van Satijn" Danny will put certain topics and questions to the test with his listeners and followers.     Keep an eye on Danny Dubb's profile for the track and video of ""Kussen van Satijn" in which he will literally take you into his story.

Tomorrowland is back this Summer
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Tomorrowland is back this Summer

Music   Tomorrowland continues the digital festival experience, in addition to the in-person live festival in 2021.    Tomorrowland Around the World returns! Following the huge success of its first ever digital edition in 2020, Tomorrowland is bringing back the spectacular two-day digital music festival experience on Friday July 16 and Saturday July 17, 2021. Tomorrowland Around the World 2021 is adapted to all time zones and will again bring together a stellar line-up featuring the planet’s biggest names in electronic dance music and the world’s best technology in 3D design, video production and special effects. Already confirmed to be part of this year’s digital festival are world-class artists Adam Beyer, Armin van Buuren, Claptone, Nicky Romero and Tale Of Us. Ticket sales started on Thursday May 6 at 15:00 CEST on tomorrowland.com.   The digital festival is open to people of all ages and places, unfazed by any borders or boundaries and ready to welcome hundreds of thousands of People of Tomorrow from across the globe – in addition to Tomorrowland’s in-person live festival at the Holy Grounds in Belgium (August 27-29 & September 3-5, 2021). Tomorrowland remains hopeful and optimistic that the live version of the festival can go ahead at the end of the summer. The festival organization continues to be working closely and positively with the local & national governments and experts, expecting more news by the end of May.   Revisiting last year’s popular newly created location, Tomorrowland will reopen the doors of its beloved new home Pāpiliōnem. The magical island will welcome the People of Tomorrow from all corners of the world, featuring plenty of brand-new and even more astonishing stages which have been specially created and designed by the creative team and 3D artists behind Tomorrowland. Festival visitors will be able to navigate easily through Pāpiliōnem with a PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet – you don’t need special VR goggles – and explore the entire festival site with all the different stages and points of interest in an interactive way together with friends. Each stage will feature music from the world’s best artists in dance and electronic music – from all genres – and a large portion of the fireworks and laser shows characteristic of Tomorrowland.     Last year’s inaugural digital edition of Tomorrowland Around the World was considered a huge success, providing a pandemic-friendly alternative for music fans across the globe. Tomorrowland now wants to make its groundbreaking and pioneering digital festival a yearly tradition – existing in addition to the in-person live festivals. Tomorrowland Around the World 2020 won the prestigious FWA of the Month (the largest online award program in digital design and development) and Tomorrowland’s digital New Year’s Eve celebration was recognized as a Webby Honoree at the 25th Annual Webby Awards (the leading international award honoring excellence on the internet), while the festival’s Belgian founders were named Billboard Change Agents, being praised for their ability to find innovative ways of bringing Tomorrowland into the new reality in less than 2,5 months.     Festivalgoers are invited to experience this year’s unique digital event together with friends: dressing up with your best festival outfit, putting up tents or a big screen in your back garden, inviting your beloved ones for a nice barbecue with music and an amazing festival experience, decorating your balcony or throwing a party in your living room – this weekend is all about uniting through the power of music in a responsible and safe way.      Tomorrowland Around the World 2021 ·     Friday July 16 and Saturday July 17, 2021 ·     Friday between 19:00 and 01:00, Saturday between 17:00 and 02:00 – adapted to all time zones ·     Open for people of all ages and places ·     Exclusively on tomorrowland.com ·     Ticket sales start on Thursday May 6 at 15:00 CEST ontomorrowland.com ·     Coming soon: theme announcement, full line-up, special artist announcements and stage announcements. ·     Info and updates: tomorrowland.com   Tomorrowland continues the digital festival experience, in addition to the in-person live festival in 2021.    Tomorrowland Around the World returns! Following the huge success of its first ever digital edition in 2020, Tomorrowland is bringing back the spectacular two-day digital music festival experience on Friday July 16 and Saturday July 17, 2021. Tomorrowland Around the World 2021 is adapted to all time zones and will again bring together a stellar line-up featuring the planet’s biggest names in electronic dance music and the world’s best technology in 3D design, video production and special effects. Already confirmed to be part of this year’s digital festival are world-class artists Adam Beyer, Armin van Buuren, Claptone, Nicky Romero and Tale Of Us. Ticket sales started on Thursday May 6 at 15:00 CEST on tomorrowland.com.   The digital festival is open to people of all ages and places, unfazed by any borders or boundaries and ready to welcome hundreds of thousands of People of Tomorrow from across the globe – in addition to Tomorrowland’s in-person live festival at the Holy Grounds in Belgium (August 27-29 & September 3-5, 2021). Tomorrowland remains hopeful and optimistic that the live version of the festival can go ahead at the end of the summer. The festival organization continues to be working closely and positively with the local & national governments and experts, expecting more news by the end of May.   Revisiting last year’s popular newly created location, Tomorrowland will reopen the doors of its beloved new home Pāpiliōnem. The magical island will welcome the People of Tomorrow from all corners of the world, featuring plenty of brand-new and even more astonishing stages which have been specially created and designed by the creative team and 3D artists behind Tomorrowland. Festival visitors will be able to navigate easily through Pāpiliōnem with a PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet – you don’t need special VR goggles – and explore the entire festival site with all the different stages and points of interest in an interactive way together with friends. Each stage will feature music from the world’s best artists in dance and electronic music – from all genres – and a large portion of the fireworks and laser shows characteristic of Tomorrowland.     Last year’s inaugural digital edition of Tomorrowland Around the World was considered a huge success, providing a pandemic-friendly alternative for music fans across the globe. Tomorrowland now wants to make its groundbreaking and pioneering digital festival a yearly tradition – existing in addition to the in-person live festivals. Tomorrowland Around the World 2020 won the prestigious FWA of the Month (the largest online award program in digital design and development) and Tomorrowland’s digital New Year’s Eve celebration was recognized as a Webby Honoree at the 25th Annual Webby Awards (the leading international award honoring excellence on the internet), while the festival’s Belgian founders were named Billboard Change Agents, being praised for their ability to find innovative ways of bringing Tomorrowland into the new reality in less than 2,5 months.     Festivalgoers are invited to experience this year’s unique digital event together with friends: dressing up with your best festival outfit, putting up tents or a big screen in your back garden, inviting your beloved ones for a nice barbecue with music and an amazing festival experience, decorating your balcony or throwing a party in your living room – this weekend is all about uniting through the power of music in a responsible and safe way.      Tomorrowland Around the World 2021 ·     Friday July 16 and Saturday July 17, 2021 ·     Friday between 19:00 and 01:00, Saturday between 17:00 and 02:00 – adapted to all time zones ·     Open for people of all ages and places ·     Exclusively on tomorrowland.com ·     Ticket sales start on Thursday May 6 at 15:00 CEST ontomorrowland.com ·     Coming soon: theme announcement, full line-up, special artist announcements and stage announcements. ·     Info and updates: tomorrowland.com

Martin Garrix feat. Bono & The Edge  Official UEFA EURO 2020 Song  ‘We Are The People’  OUT NOW
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Martin Garrix feat. Bono & The Edge Official UEFA EURO 2020 Song ‘We Are The People’ OUT NOW

Music Sony Music Netherlands today announce the release of the official UEFA EURO 2020 song ‘We Are The People’ from Martin Garrix, featuring Bono and The Edge. After more than a year of anticipation and having to keep this a secret, the track is now available to stream and download via all digital service providers.     The song is accompanied by an official music video starring all three artists. The visuals work in synergy with the song and together make for an uplifting and inspiring story.      With the track in the making for three years, Garrix had felt from the early stages of the creative process that Bono’s vocals would make the perfect fit for ‘We Are the People’. His vision came to life when both Bono and his U2 bandmate The Edge agreed to feature on the song. The collaboration evolved further with Bono writing the lyrics and creating melodies and The Edge adding the leading guitar riffs, resulting in a perfect blend of the signature sounds of all artists.     Martin Garrix: “Creating the music for one of the biggest sports events in the world together with Bono and The Edge has been an incredible experience. I’m very proud of what we did together and excited to finally share it with the world!”     ‘We Are The People’ reminds us that a song can look at the challenges facing the world at a given time and still attempt a unified response. It is a hymn sheet from which we can all sing where ever we may come from, but especially in Europe where the competition will focus the attention of the whole world. ‘We Are The People’ hopes to reflect the positivity, hope, and determination required for any team to succeed, as well as offer a sense of togetherness that fits the theme of UEFA EURO 2020: Unity. For the first time in EURO history, the tournament is being played across the continent, which will display the overriding theme of unity throughout.     Next to the official track, Garrix has also produced the official walkout and broadcast music for the tournament. Releasing on his 25th birthday, the song is a testament to his impressive march through the ranks of the music industry so far. Every UEFA EURO Championship since 1992 has had an official song with the likes of Nelly Furtado, Simply Red, and Enrique Iglesias providing the tournament’s soundtrack in the past.      "The long wait is almost over, and we are delighted to officially unveil the official song for UEFA EURO 2020 ‘We Are The People’, which features some of the world’s most celebrated artists in Martin Garrix, Bono, and The Edge, ” said UEFA marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein. “Football and music have the power of bringing people together. They are vectors of passion and emotion and combining them will extend further the fan celebration of the tournament, as well as reaching out to new audiences. With the star-studded line-up we have pulled together to create the tournament’s official music, we are confident of doing just this.”     UEFA EURO 2020 is being held across the continent for the first time in the competition's history, with 11 host cities in all. Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, Saint Petersburg, and Seville will all host matches this summer with the first match kicking off at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on 11 June 2021 with Turkey facing Italy. The final will take place at Wembley Stadium, London on 11 July 2021.   Sony Music Netherlands today announce the release of the official UEFA EURO 2020 song ‘We Are The People’ from Martin Garrix, featuring Bono and The Edge. After more than a year of anticipation and having to keep this a secret, the track is now available to stream and download via all digital service providers.     The song is accompanied by an official music video starring all three artists. The visuals work in synergy with the song and together make for an uplifting and inspiring story.      With the track in the making for three years, Garrix had felt from the early stages of the creative process that Bono’s vocals would make the perfect fit for ‘We Are the People’. His vision came to life when both Bono and his U2 bandmate The Edge agreed to feature on the song. The collaboration evolved further with Bono writing the lyrics and creating melodies and The Edge adding the leading guitar riffs, resulting in a perfect blend of the signature sounds of all artists.     Martin Garrix: “Creating the music for one of the biggest sports events in the world together with Bono and The Edge has been an incredible experience. I’m very proud of what we did together and excited to finally share it with the world!”     ‘We Are The People’ reminds us that a song can look at the challenges facing the world at a given time and still attempt a unified response. It is a hymn sheet from which we can all sing where ever we may come from, but especially in Europe where the competition will focus the attention of the whole world. ‘We Are The People’ hopes to reflect the positivity, hope, and determination required for any team to succeed, as well as offer a sense of togetherness that fits the theme of UEFA EURO 2020: Unity. For the first time in EURO history, the tournament is being played across the continent, which will display the overriding theme of unity throughout.     Next to the official track, Garrix has also produced the official walkout and broadcast music for the tournament. Releasing on his 25th birthday, the song is a testament to his impressive march through the ranks of the music industry so far. Every UEFA EURO Championship since 1992 has had an official song with the likes of Nelly Furtado, Simply Red, and Enrique Iglesias providing the tournament’s soundtrack in the past.      "The long wait is almost over, and we are delighted to officially unveil the official song for UEFA EURO 2020 ‘We Are The People’, which features some of the world’s most celebrated artists in Martin Garrix, Bono, and The Edge, ” said UEFA marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein. “Football and music have the power of bringing people together. They are vectors of passion and emotion and combining them will extend further the fan celebration of the tournament, as well as reaching out to new audiences. With the star-studded line-up we have pulled together to create the tournament’s official music, we are confident of doing just this.”     UEFA EURO 2020 is being held across the continent for the first time in the competition's history, with 11 host cities in all. Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, Saint Petersburg, and Seville will all host matches this summer with the first match kicking off at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on 11 June 2021 with Turkey facing Italy. The final will take place at Wembley Stadium, London on 11 July 2021.  

LIBRE EAU DE TOILETTE is the new fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent, starring DUA LIPA
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LIBRE EAU DE TOILETTE is the new fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent, starring DUA LIPA

Fragrances Free. That’s the one word that defines Yves Saint Laurent. Always on the edge. Experimenting without constraints. Breaking boundaries. Fearlessly self-confident, the couturier dared to bare it all in 1971, in an intimate, provocative nude portrait advertising his first masculine scent. Nude: the ultimate gesture of self- esteem from the man who lived by the motto TOUT, MAIS TERRIBLEMENT – “Everything, but with excess”. And for the women he inspires.     With Libre, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté offers the YSL woman the same unfettered freedom to blaze with irreverence and desire. Sexy. Sensual. Assertive. From the depths of her burning heart to the shivering sensuality of her glowing skin, the Libre woman stretches the frontiers of femininity.     And no one could embody this fiery, dauntless, and uncompromising femininity with more authenticity than Dua Lipa. A glamorous, confident beauty famed for her bold fashion statements, the young singer- songwriter – a cultural definer and one of the most streamed artists in the world – has been the face and voice of Libre Eau de Parfum since 2019.     Today, Libre Eau de Toilette unveils a new, more intimate facet of Dua Lipa’s fierce femininity, defiantly offering her naked skin to the sun in an exhilarating, hedonistic statement of freedom – but always with a couture edge.     Walking the line between the masculine and the feminine, the new fragrance composed by Anne Flipo and Carlos Benaïm is everything that makes Libre Eau de Parfum so It-conic. But reinterpreted with a bright, fresh sensuality that makes it more dazzling and skin-enveloping than ever, its delicate light golden pink nuance undressed in all its sexy glory by a new, taller iteration of Libre’s It-couture bottle.     Infusing a pure, soft white tea accord into the freshness of Diva lavender and the burning sensuality of orange blossom absolute, Libre Eau de Toilette accents the fragrance’s signature tension between cool and hot. The caress of the sun and the freshness of water. A sexy fusion of scent and bare flesh, expressing today’s need for more transparency and human connection.     Because freedom is more relevant now than it ever was. It resonates in a personal, emotional, intimate manner. More than a state of mind, it’s a way to live. To feel everything on your skin. To embrace who you are, your emotions, your desires. Burning bright. Feeling right. Smelling marvelous all the while, in the radiant sillage of Libre Eau de Toilette...     In 2021, dare to unveil your fire. Experience the excitement. The sexy cool frisson of exposure.       With Libre Eau de Toilette, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté’s iconic scent unveils its freshest, brightest, most feminine interpretation yet, expressed by its delicate light golden pink colour inspired by the iconic nude nuance of the Saint Laurent collections.     The thrilling ad campaign for Libre Eau de Toilette reunites the cutting-edge, award-winning L.A.-based director and photographer Nabil and the bold new voice of pop music. The quintessential Libre woman: Dua Lipa. Free. That’s the one word that defines Yves Saint Laurent. Always on the edge. Experimenting without constraints. Breaking boundaries. Fearlessly self-confident, the couturier dared to bare it all in 1971, in an intimate, provocative nude portrait advertising his first masculine scent. Nude: the ultimate gesture of self- esteem from the man who lived by the motto TOUT, MAIS TERRIBLEMENT – “Everything, but with excess”. And for the women he inspires.     With Libre, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté offers the YSL woman the same unfettered freedom to blaze with irreverence and desire. Sexy. Sensual. Assertive. From the depths of her burning heart to the shivering sensuality of her glowing skin, the Libre woman stretches the frontiers of femininity.     And no one could embody this fiery, dauntless, and uncompromising femininity with more authenticity than Dua Lipa. A glamorous, confident beauty famed for her bold fashion statements, the young singer- songwriter – a cultural definer and one of the most streamed artists in the world – has been the face and voice of Libre Eau de Parfum since 2019.     Today, Libre Eau de Toilette unveils a new, more intimate facet of Dua Lipa’s fierce femininity, defiantly offering her naked skin to the sun in an exhilarating, hedonistic statement of freedom – but always with a couture edge.     Walking the line between the masculine and the feminine, the new fragrance composed by Anne Flipo and Carlos Benaïm is everything that makes Libre Eau de Parfum so It-conic. But reinterpreted with a bright, fresh sensuality that makes it more dazzling and skin-enveloping than ever, its delicate light golden pink nuance undressed in all its sexy glory by a new, taller iteration of Libre’s It-couture bottle.     Infusing a pure, soft white tea accord into the freshness of Diva lavender and the burning sensuality of orange blossom absolute, Libre Eau de Toilette accents the fragrance’s signature tension between cool and hot. The caress of the sun and the freshness of water. A sexy fusion of scent and bare flesh, expressing today’s need for more transparency and human connection.     Because freedom is more relevant now than it ever was. It resonates in a personal, emotional, intimate manner. More than a state of mind, it’s a way to live. To feel everything on your skin. To embrace who you are, your emotions, your desires. Burning bright. Feeling right. Smelling marvelous all the while, in the radiant sillage of Libre Eau de Toilette...     In 2021, dare to unveil your fire. Experience the excitement. The sexy cool frisson of exposure.       With Libre Eau de Toilette, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté’s iconic scent unveils its freshest, brightest, most feminine interpretation yet, expressed by its delicate light golden pink colour inspired by the iconic nude nuance of the Saint Laurent collections.     The thrilling ad campaign for Libre Eau de Toilette reunites the cutting-edge, award-winning L.A.-based director and photographer Nabil and the bold new voice of pop music. The quintessential Libre woman: Dua Lipa.

Heineken®, ID&T and MOJO are organizing the first large-scale party in Ziggo Dome and AFAS Live
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Heineken®, ID&T and MOJO are organizing the first large-scale party in Ziggo Dome and AFAS Live

Events After more than a year without the energy of packed houses, dancing together and singing along with your favorite artists, the stage is finally coming into view again. ID&T and MOJO, known for the Netherlands' most popular festivals such as Mysteryland and Lowlands, join forces with Heineken® to organize the first large-scale event without restrictions' on the day the weather is allowed ': Celebrate Life, in Ziggo Dome and AFAS Live. . As soon as the corona measures allow it, we will be shoulder to shoulder again. It's time to celebrate life together.   Milan Raven, Managing Director of ID&T Events: “The dot on the horizon, the moment that events are allowed again, is starting to become clear. When the time comes, we will celebrate with a big party. The great thing about Celebrate Life is that it cannot be moved or canceled. It will take place on the day that the weather is allowed. ” Celebrate Life starts in AFAS Live with the absolute vanguard of Dutch pop and hip hop. Get ready for The Youth of Today, Maan, Ronnie Flex & Fam and Vunzige Deuntjes Soundsystem. You will then travel right through the night in the Ziggo Dome with Benny Rodrigues, Freddy Moreira, Kris Kross Amsterdam, Lucas & Steve, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and a yet to be announced Special Guest. Finally electronic beats to dance to until the early morning.   John Mulder, Managing Director of MOJO: “We are in the starting blocks with the entire live sector to finally get back to work. We will do this together with Heineken® and ID&T. It is nice to see that we have managed to find each other in these difficult times to jointly organize a top event for our audience - on the day that the weather is allowed! With a watertight technical plan and a flexible musical program, we take up the challenge and can switch very quickly as soon as we get the green light. The exact day on which we meet again can cause both small changes and nice surprises in the program. ”   Els Dijkhuizen, Marketing Director of Heineken®: “We are of course pleased that we have taken a first cautious step with the reopening of the catering industry and that everyone can once again enjoy that first beer on the terrace. But we can't wait to see each other again at events and on the dance floor. Celebrate Life symbolizes the next phase, the moment when everything can continue without restrictions. When the date is a fact, we are ready to celebrate this big with a beer. ”   The current program can be found on wecelebratelife.nl. Tickets are sold through pre-registration. Be there on time and register directly via the website. Together we count down… until the day it is allowed again!   AFAS Live, Amsterdam with:  De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig en Ronnie Flex & Deuxperience   Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam with: Benny Rodrigues, Freddy Moreira, Kris Kross Amsterdam, Lucas & Steve, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and Special Guest TBA.     Pre-registration for pre-sale tickets is now possible via: wecelebratelife.nl After more than a year without the energy of packed houses, dancing together and singing along with your favorite artists, the stage is finally coming into view again. ID&T and MOJO, known for the Netherlands' most popular festivals such as Mysteryland and Lowlands, join forces with Heineken® to organize the first large-scale event without restrictions' on the day the weather is allowed ': Celebrate Life, in Ziggo Dome and AFAS Live. . As soon as the corona measures allow it, we will be shoulder to shoulder again. It's time to celebrate life together.   Milan Raven, Managing Director of ID&T Events: “The dot on the horizon, the moment that events are allowed again, is starting to become clear. When the time comes, we will celebrate with a big party. The great thing about Celebrate Life is that it cannot be moved or canceled. It will take place on the day that the weather is allowed. ” Celebrate Life starts in AFAS Live with the absolute vanguard of Dutch pop and hip hop. Get ready for The Youth of Today, Maan, Ronnie Flex & Fam and Vunzige Deuntjes Soundsystem. You will then travel right through the night in the Ziggo Dome with Benny Rodrigues, Freddy Moreira, Kris Kross Amsterdam, Lucas & Steve, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and a yet to be announced Special Guest. Finally electronic beats to dance to until the early morning.   John Mulder, Managing Director of MOJO: “We are in the starting blocks with the entire live sector to finally get back to work. We will do this together with Heineken® and ID&T. It is nice to see that we have managed to find each other in these difficult times to jointly organize a top event for our audience - on the day that the weather is allowed! With a watertight technical plan and a flexible musical program, we take up the challenge and can switch very quickly as soon as we get the green light. The exact day on which we meet again can cause both small changes and nice surprises in the program. ”   Els Dijkhuizen, Marketing Director of Heineken®: “We are of course pleased that we have taken a first cautious step with the reopening of the catering industry and that everyone can once again enjoy that first beer on the terrace. But we can't wait to see each other again at events and on the dance floor. Celebrate Life symbolizes the next phase, the moment when everything can continue without restrictions. When the date is a fact, we are ready to celebrate this big with a beer. ”   The current program can be found on wecelebratelife.nl. Tickets are sold through pre-registration. Be there on time and register directly via the website. Together we count down… until the day it is allowed again!   AFAS Live, Amsterdam with:  De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig en Ronnie Flex & Deuxperience   Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam with: Benny Rodrigues, Freddy Moreira, Kris Kross Amsterdam, Lucas & Steve, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and Special Guest TBA.     Pre-registration for pre-sale tickets is now possible via: wecelebratelife.nl

announcing A. G. Cook remix album 'Apple vs 7G' with Charli XCX
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announcing A. G. Cook remix album 'Apple vs 7G' with Charli XCX

Music PC Music proudly announces co-founder A. G. Cook’s forthcoming remix album Apple vs 7G with ‘XCXOPLEX’, his first track on the label together with his long-term collaborator, the boundary breaking pop-artist and songwriter, Charli XCX.                    Apple vs 7G features remixes and edits of songs from Cook’s pair of acclaimed 2020 albums Apple and 7G, together with Charli XCX, Caroline Polachek, Hannah Diamond, No Rome, Oklou, Baauer, Boys Noize, Airhead, Eartheather, GRRL + more. PC Music is a collaborative outfit like no other - A. G. and all the artists in the PC world are constantly cross-pollinating each other's music, feeding into a fruitful and unique creative world. The remix album and two previous albums embody this approach to their very core.     ‘XCXOPLEX ‘featuring Charli XCX, is a powerful rework of “Xxoplex” taken from Apple, and sees the duo push the boundaries of pop once more, the first time both artists have officially featured on a track together.  The original “Xxoplex” was a work of controlled chaos with flickers of beauty shimmering beneath the surface, a track described by Cook as “the dark, industrial heart of Apple”. The rework brings the melodies of the original out of the darkness into the light, with Charli adding a soaring vocal hook at it’s centre.     Hannah Diamond and Sarah Bonito angelically step into the vocal booth for their remix of ‘The Darkness’, following the bouncing escapism of Caroline Polachek’s ‘Oh Yeah’ and bass nihilism of umru on ‘2021’. French singer Oklou delivers a classic acoustic cover of ‘Being Harsh’, Denzel Himself delivers furious stuttering beats for ‘H202’, Boyz Noize head straight to euphoric dancefloors for ‘Stargon’ and there’s the off-kilter pop of GRRL ‘Gold Leaf’. New York’s Eartheater delivers a breathless drum n bass version of ‘The Darkness’, caro PC Music proudly announces co-founder A. G. Cook’s forthcoming remix album Apple vs 7G with ‘XCXOPLEX’, his first track on the label together with his long-term collaborator, the boundary breaking pop-artist and songwriter, Charli XCX.                    Apple vs 7G features remixes and edits of songs from Cook’s pair of acclaimed 2020 albums Apple and 7G, together with Charli XCX, Caroline Polachek, Hannah Diamond, No Rome, Oklou, Baauer, Boys Noize, Airhead, Eartheather, GRRL + more. PC Music is a collaborative outfit like no other - A. G. and all the artists in the PC world are constantly cross-pollinating each other's music, feeding into a fruitful and unique creative world. The remix album and two previous albums embody this approach to their very core.     ‘XCXOPLEX ‘featuring Charli XCX, is a powerful rework of “Xxoplex” taken from Apple, and sees the duo push the boundaries of pop once more, the first time both artists have officially featured on a track together.  The original “Xxoplex” was a work of controlled chaos with flickers of beauty shimmering beneath the surface, a track described by Cook as “the dark, industrial heart of Apple”. The rework brings the melodies of the original out of the darkness into the light, with Charli adding a soaring vocal hook at it’s centre.     Hannah Diamond and Sarah Bonito angelically step into the vocal booth for their remix of ‘The Darkness’, following the bouncing escapism of Caroline Polachek’s ‘Oh Yeah’ and bass nihilism of umru on ‘2021’. French singer Oklou delivers a classic acoustic cover of ‘Being Harsh’, Denzel Himself delivers furious stuttering beats for ‘H202’, Boyz Noize head straight to euphoric dancefloors for ‘Stargon’ and there’s the off-kilter pop of GRRL ‘Gold Leaf’. New York’s Eartheater delivers a breathless drum n bass version of ‘The Darkness’, caro

In conversation with W&W
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In conversation with W&W

Music We had a pleasure speaking with Willem & Ward - W&W about their new single "Skydance" and new projects they are worknig on.     Thanks for taking the time to chat with us today. First of all, for those of our readers who aren’t yet familiar with you, could you introduce yourselves?   We are Willem and Ward, both 32 years old and born in The Netherlands. Together we produce and play electronic music under the name W&W, we also have an alias called NWYR. We run a record label and clothing line both named Rave Culture and we also do events under that same name.      You’ve been in the electronic dance music scene for well over a decade, how did your journey in the industry as a duo start?   We started out as just being friends, then started making music together which was more trance orientated. We always loved all different styles so we kept implementing more and more of that until the blend of sounds createdwhatwe have now.      Do you have any distinct musical memories from childhood that have shaped you as artists?   Willem: I remember hearing Alice Deejay - Better Off Alone on the radio and was like “wow what is this kind of music?” That was definitely a moment that made me get into electronic music.   Ward: I went to a theatre with my mom when I was 11 and saw a DJ play with vinyl. It looked so cool to me, I instantly wanted to know what that was exactly and how to do it!      Have you always championed the Big Room sound or has your style developed through the years?   We feel our sound has always been developing. We are always on the look for new sounds and techniques to implement in our music. We love the energetic feeling from BigRoom but also love the melodies from trance and hardstyle, as well as the rhythm in Latin orientated music etc.     What are some of the highlights of your career to date?    In2019, when we last played Tomorrowland was really insane. We had the sunset time on the Main Stage and it was really magical. That was certainly a show we’ll never forget and are super proud of!      Your new single ‘Skydance’ has just dropped, how long did it take to produce and how was it to work alongside AXMO again?   Working with AXMO is always great. The guys are super talented, motivated and also great people. Skydance took around half a year to finish, going back and forward between us.     What’s the story behind the single?   AXMO came up with the melody and a setup, we loved it! We worked on it some more, writing new melodies for it, making vocal chops etc. Then we needed a singer for it and Giin(who we also did our song ‘Long Way Down’with) was really an easy choice for us, she has a super amazing voice!      You’ve been revolutionising the livestream space over the past year with your extended reality streams, the most recent of which showcased the world’s first XR nightclub – Club Mythic – how long did it take to bring your digital realm Rave Culture City to life and is it as you imagined?   It took quite a while todevelopthe idea and actually have all the visuals created, but after 20XX we kind of had the blueprint which made it a bit easier for Rave Culture Live 001. But it turned out even better than we hoped, really unique and super futuristic! We wanted to capture the club feeling for everyone still at home and we think we accomplished that.      Is the Rave Culture Live series a concept you’d like to continue with once clubs and festivals reopen?   Yes for sure! It’s a great way of showing new music and interactingwith people! Also, wewill not be the only DJ’s to be playing at Club Mythic :)     What’s next on the agenda for your label Rave Culture?   We have a whole lot of great tunes coming up on Rave Culture! Everyone on the label is so productive. It’s really hard to pick the best tracks from everyone, as they make a great track every week!      Do you have any shows to look forward to? What have you missed most about performing live?   There are some things planned in the summer which we’re really excited for! The last real show that we played was in December 2020 in Thailand, where we did a Rave Culture event there. We really miss performing live a lot!     Do you have any tracks that are a must-have when performing for a high-energy crowd?   There are a few tracks that always do really well in our sets, for instance the Crowd Control moment is always huge, as well as one of our favorites ‘God is a Girl’.      What advice would you give to aspiring producers or DJs who are just starting their musical career?   Start with trying to remake existing music to the best of your ability to improve your skills, then progress into developing your own style. Do a lot of research, practice a lot, fail a lot and you will make it! We had a pleasure speaking with Willem & Ward - W&W about their new single "Skydance" and new projects they are worknig on.     Thanks for taking the time to chat with us today. First of all, for those of our readers who aren’t yet familiar with you, could you introduce yourselves?   We are Willem and Ward, both 32 years old and born in The Netherlands. Together we produce and play electronic music under the name W&W, we also have an alias called NWYR. We run a record label and clothing line both named Rave Culture and we also do events under that same name.      You’ve been in the electronic dance music scene for well over a decade, how did your journey in the industry as a duo start?   We started out as just being friends, then started making music together which was more trance orientated. We always loved all different styles so we kept implementing more and more of that until the blend of sounds createdwhatwe have now.      Do you have any distinct musical memories from childhood that have shaped you as artists?   Willem: I remember hearing Alice Deejay - Better Off Alone on the radio and was like “wow what is this kind of music?” That was definitely a moment that made me get into electronic music.   Ward: I went to a theatre with my mom when I was 11 and saw a DJ play with vinyl. It looked so cool to me, I instantly wanted to know what that was exactly and how to do it!      Have you always championed the Big Room sound or has your style developed through the years?   We feel our sound has always been developing. We are always on the look for new sounds and techniques to implement in our music. We love the energetic feeling from BigRoom but also love the melodies from trance and hardstyle, as well as the rhythm in Latin orientated music etc.     What are some of the highlights of your career to date?    In2019, when we last played Tomorrowland was really insane. We had the sunset time on the Main Stage and it was really magical. That was certainly a show we’ll never forget and are super proud of!      Your new single ‘Skydance’ has just dropped, how long did it take to produce and how was it to work alongside AXMO again?   Working with AXMO is always great. The guys are super talented, motivated and also great people. Skydance took around half a year to finish, going back and forward between us.     What’s the story behind the single?   AXMO came up with the melody and a setup, we loved it! We worked on it some more, writing new melodies for it, making vocal chops etc. Then we needed a singer for it and Giin(who we also did our song ‘Long Way Down’with) was really an easy choice for us, she has a super amazing voice!      You’ve been revolutionising the livestream space over the past year with your extended reality streams, the most recent of which showcased the world’s first XR nightclub – Club Mythic – how long did it take to bring your digital realm Rave Culture City to life and is it as you imagined?   It took quite a while todevelopthe idea and actually have all the visuals created, but after 20XX we kind of had the blueprint which made it a bit easier for Rave Culture Live 001. But it turned out even better than we hoped, really unique and super futuristic! We wanted to capture the club feeling for everyone still at home and we think we accomplished that.      Is the Rave Culture Live series a concept you’d like to continue with once clubs and festivals reopen?   Yes for sure! It’s a great way of showing new music and interactingwith people! Also, wewill not be the only DJ’s to be playing at Club Mythic :)     What’s next on the agenda for your label Rave Culture?   We have a whole lot of great tunes coming up on Rave Culture! Everyone on the label is so productive. It’s really hard to pick the best tracks from everyone, as they make a great track every week!      Do you have any shows to look forward to? What have you missed most about performing live?   There are some things planned in the summer which we’re really excited for! The last real show that we played was in December 2020 in Thailand, where we did a Rave Culture event there. We really miss performing live a lot!     Do you have any tracks that are a must-have when performing for a high-energy crowd?   There are a few tracks that always do really well in our sets, for instance the Crowd Control moment is always huge, as well as one of our favorites ‘God is a Girl’.      What advice would you give to aspiring producers or DJs who are just starting their musical career?   Start with trying to remake existing music to the best of your ability to improve your skills, then progress into developing your own style. Do a lot of research, practice a lot, fail a lot and you will make it!

DON DIABLO 'THROUGH THE STORM' FT. JORDAN MACKAMPA NOW OUT
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DON DIABLO 'THROUGH THE STORM' FT. JORDAN MACKAMPA NOW OUT

Music Dutch titan Don Diablo is back with another superb single ‘Through The Storm’ ft. UK based singer/songwriter Jordan Mackampa – out now via HEXAGON.      Fusing Don’s inimitable sound with Jordan’s characteristic vocals, ‘Through The Storm’ features a sonic soundscape that perfectly complements the song’s motivational lyrics. A soulful slowed down piece of electronic music with a unifying message in these darker times, Don’s latest offering is here to captivate the hearts and inspire the minds of listeners worldwide.     Don Diablo “Excited to finally share "Through The Storm" from my upcoming FOREVER album. I really wanted to continue the spirit and my signature sound from "Bad", one of my biggest records from last year and feel super blessed to have Jordan Mackampa's incredible vocal talents on this record to add a unique layer of soul to it, which definitely took things to another level. The message of the record speaks for itself: we'll make it through this storm together. I can't wait to travel the world again and play this record out live one day in the near future.”     With the world still in lockdown, no one could accuse Don Diablo of resting on his laurels. Making an astounding entrance into the crypto-art scene last month, Don established himself as one of the most sought-after digital artists in the NFT space. His GΞNΞSIS and ‘Destination Hexagonia’ drops saw him disrupt the industry with a physical/digital NFT hybrid unlike anything that had been seen before.  ‘Destination Hexagonia’ saw Don make history with the sale of the first ever full-length concert NFT, selling for a staggering 600Ξ (current market value $2 million) on esteemed platform SuperRare and placing him as the 4th highest selling crypto artist in the world. Ever the production powerhouse, Don’s foray into the art world has not put a stop to his musical output, with new single ‘Through The Storm’ his seventh single of 2021, and a confirmed track on his upcoming album ‘Forever’. Earlier this week, to mark International Star Wars Day, Don also teased the news of a brand new collaboration with the prestigious movie franchise, with more to be unveiled over the coming weeks.   Dutch titan Don Diablo is back with another superb single ‘Through The Storm’ ft. UK based singer/songwriter Jordan Mackampa – out now via HEXAGON.      Fusing Don’s inimitable sound with Jordan’s characteristic vocals, ‘Through The Storm’ features a sonic soundscape that perfectly complements the song’s motivational lyrics. A soulful slowed down piece of electronic music with a unifying message in these darker times, Don’s latest offering is here to captivate the hearts and inspire the minds of listeners worldwide.     Don Diablo “Excited to finally share "Through The Storm" from my upcoming FOREVER album. I really wanted to continue the spirit and my signature sound from "Bad", one of my biggest records from last year and feel super blessed to have Jordan Mackampa's incredible vocal talents on this record to add a unique layer of soul to it, which definitely took things to another level. The message of the record speaks for itself: we'll make it through this storm together. I can't wait to travel the world again and play this record out live one day in the near future.”     With the world still in lockdown, no one could accuse Don Diablo of resting on his laurels. Making an astounding entrance into the crypto-art scene last month, Don established himself as one of the most sought-after digital artists in the NFT space. His GΞNΞSIS and ‘Destination Hexagonia’ drops saw him disrupt the industry with a physical/digital NFT hybrid unlike anything that had been seen before.  ‘Destination Hexagonia’ saw Don make history with the sale of the first ever full-length concert NFT, selling for a staggering 600Ξ (current market value $2 million) on esteemed platform SuperRare and placing him as the 4th highest selling crypto artist in the world. Ever the production powerhouse, Don’s foray into the art world has not put a stop to his musical output, with new single ‘Through The Storm’ his seventh single of 2021, and a confirmed track on his upcoming album ‘Forever’. Earlier this week, to mark International Star Wars Day, Don also teased the news of a brand new collaboration with the prestigious movie franchise, with more to be unveiled over the coming weeks.  

SHOWTEK ENLIST THERESA REX FOR WISTFUL  SINGLE ‘WHAT IS LOVE’
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SHOWTEK ENLIST THERESA REX FOR WISTFUL SINGLE ‘WHAT IS LOVE’

Music World-renowned duo Showtek return to headlines with their latest triumphant release ‘What Is Love.’ Featuring vocals from Theresa Rex, best known for her work on Martin Jensen’s mega-hit ‘Solo Dance’, Showtek’s production offers an uplifting dance instrumental while Rex’s lyrics paint a picture a shade darker. ‘What Is Love’ is available on all streaming platforms now via Universal Music.    STREAM: SHOWTEK FEAT. THERESA REX ‘WHAT IS LOVE’ [UNIVERSAL]    ‘What is love without someone to love ya?’ Theresa Rex’s lyrics provide the focal point of Showtek’s newest single, exploring themes of unrequited love and relationship struggles. The resonating vocals were created by Canadian singer/songwriter Jessie Reyez. However, the production of ‘What is Love’ sharply juxtaposes the somber topic. After opening with a light synth line, the chorus blossoms into an exuberant dance affair complete with a brightly synopacted bass rhythm and an immediately catchy top melody. Capped off by Rex’s soaring vocals, ‘What Is Love’ is an earworm that combines broad pop appeal with modern club sensibilities, grounded in classic dance production while harnessing a forward-thinking sound.    "What is love. A philosopher's favorite question. For musicians like us it’s a great way to express how we feel. The 90's house music style is a big part of our lives and inspiration personally, and a perfect way to lay that sentiment down into a track. We wrote this one with Jessie Reyez and love how Theresa Rex performed her vocals on this. Both great artists we loved working with.” - Showtek   "I just love this song, I love the lyrics, the vibe, the whole thing. I'm so glad it's finally out for the world to hear. Working with Showtek has been so easy, I feel like we had the same vision for the song and I hope it shines through." - Theresa Rex   Showtek is a revered Dutch DJ/producer duo consisting of Wouter Janssen and Sjoerd Janssen, a dynamic team that has been actively producing their unique take on dance music since 2001. The brothers dominated the underground hardstyle scene until 2011, garnering attention thanks to hits  ‘FTS,’ ‘The Colours Of The Harder Style’ and ‘Black’ just to name a few. After a decade of being on top of the hardstyle scene, selling out solo shows and releasing two studio albums, it was time for a change and a new challenge.    The following year, their style of dance music shifted with the onset of the EDM boom, which paid off in the form of multiple groundbreaking smash hits. These include 2012’s collaborative track with Hardwell, ‘How We Do’, 2013’s ‘Get Loose’, ‘Cannonball’, ‘Booyah’, ‘We Like To Party’, 2014’s ‘Bouncer’, and platinum-awarded ‘Bad’ with David Guetta and VASSY, all of which currently collectively sit at an impressive 600,000,000 combined streams via Spotify and almost 1 billion views on YouTube to-date. In the last three years they also collaborated with Major Lazer, Moby and Wyclef Jean. The industry titans have opened their own imprint, Skink Records, and have gone on to gather firm support from dance music mainstays the likes of Calvin Harris, Skrillex, and Tiësto, to name a few. Showtek have also graced the decks of some of the world’s most famed festivals and nightclubs, such as Manchester’s Don’t Let Daddy Know, The Netherlands’ Mysteryland, Ibiza’s Pacha, Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival, Singapore’s Zouk, Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, and Germany’s Parookaville. Nearing two decades since their inception, this well-established act is now creatively pursuing the world of pop in full force, with a worldly, culturally-infused urban flair. Showing no signs of slowing down, the wiley veterans have already added several standout tracks to their extensive discography in 2021, including ‘Pum Pum’ with Sevenn, ‘Someone Like Me’ with Lxandra, and now ‘What Is Love’ with Theresa Rex.    Danish singer Theresa Rex has been the voice behind a string of global hits, earning hundreds of millions of streams in the process. Inspired by the vocals of Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin and Donna Summer, Theresa Rex fell in love with music from an early age. One day, while playing jazz at the local town square, Theresa’s voice caught the attention of a passing producer and songwriter team, who fell for her expressive voice and pure talent. They asked her to sing on Martin Jensen’s ‘Solo Dance’, which went on to be a major global hit, amassing over 650 million streams across platforms. Ever since, fans worldwide have been intrigued by who was behind the amazing voice. From then Theresa went on to feature on multiple international releases, including her chart-topping collaboration with Jonas Blue ‘What I Like About You,’ which has received more than 250 million streams and was awarded gold plaques in The UK and Italy. In January she and the Canadian DJ Frank Walker released a stunning cover of Sixpence None The Richer’s ‘Kiss Me’ which has streamed more than 6 millions across platforms. Additionally, Rex’s recent single with Alle Farben ‘Sex’ is racking up streams, rapidly approaching 1 million Spotify streams in under a month. Meanwhile, Theresa Rex’s ongoing solo project has more than 20 million streams, and has been remixed by DJs like Rowen Reeks, Nightcall and Wankelmut. Already one of the most in-demand vocalists in the industry, the sky's the limit for this budding superstar.  World-renowned duo Showtek return to headlines with their latest triumphant release ‘What Is Love.’ Featuring vocals from Theresa Rex, best known for her work on Martin Jensen’s mega-hit ‘Solo Dance’, Showtek’s production offers an uplifting dance instrumental while Rex’s lyrics paint a picture a shade darker. ‘What Is Love’ is available on all streaming platforms now via Universal Music.    STREAM: SHOWTEK FEAT. THERESA REX ‘WHAT IS LOVE’ [UNIVERSAL]    ‘What is love without someone to love ya?’ Theresa Rex’s lyrics provide the focal point of Showtek’s newest single, exploring themes of unrequited love and relationship struggles. The resonating vocals were created by Canadian singer/songwriter Jessie Reyez. However, the production of ‘What is Love’ sharply juxtaposes the somber topic. After opening with a light synth line, the chorus blossoms into an exuberant dance affair complete with a brightly synopacted bass rhythm and an immediately catchy top melody. Capped off by Rex’s soaring vocals, ‘What Is Love’ is an earworm that combines broad pop appeal with modern club sensibilities, grounded in classic dance production while harnessing a forward-thinking sound.    "What is love. A philosopher's favorite question. For musicians like us it’s a great way to express how we feel. The 90's house music style is a big part of our lives and inspiration personally, and a perfect way to lay that sentiment down into a track. We wrote this one with Jessie Reyez and love how Theresa Rex performed her vocals on this. Both great artists we loved working with.” - Showtek   "I just love this song, I love the lyrics, the vibe, the whole thing. I'm so glad it's finally out for the world to hear. Working with Showtek has been so easy, I feel like we had the same vision for the song and I hope it shines through." - Theresa Rex   Showtek is a revered Dutch DJ/producer duo consisting of Wouter Janssen and Sjoerd Janssen, a dynamic team that has been actively producing their unique take on dance music since 2001. The brothers dominated the underground hardstyle scene until 2011, garnering attention thanks to hits  ‘FTS,’ ‘The Colours Of The Harder Style’ and ‘Black’ just to name a few. After a decade of being on top of the hardstyle scene, selling out solo shows and releasing two studio albums, it was time for a change and a new challenge.    The following year, their style of dance music shifted with the onset of the EDM boom, which paid off in the form of multiple groundbreaking smash hits. These include 2012’s collaborative track with Hardwell, ‘How We Do’, 2013’s ‘Get Loose’, ‘Cannonball’, ‘Booyah’, ‘We Like To Party’, 2014’s ‘Bouncer’, and platinum-awarded ‘Bad’ with David Guetta and VASSY, all of which currently collectively sit at an impressive 600,000,000 combined streams via Spotify and almost 1 billion views on YouTube to-date. In the last three years they also collaborated with Major Lazer, Moby and Wyclef Jean. The industry titans have opened their own imprint, Skink Records, and have gone on to gather firm support from dance music mainstays the likes of Calvin Harris, Skrillex, and Tiësto, to name a few. Showtek have also graced the decks of some of the world’s most famed festivals and nightclubs, such as Manchester’s Don’t Let Daddy Know, The Netherlands’ Mysteryland, Ibiza’s Pacha, Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival, Singapore’s Zouk, Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, and Germany’s Parookaville. Nearing two decades since their inception, this well-established act is now creatively pursuing the world of pop in full force, with a worldly, culturally-infused urban flair. Showing no signs of slowing down, the wiley veterans have already added several standout tracks to their extensive discography in 2021, including ‘Pum Pum’ with Sevenn, ‘Someone Like Me’ with Lxandra, and now ‘What Is Love’ with Theresa Rex.    Danish singer Theresa Rex has been the voice behind a string of global hits, earning hundreds of millions of streams in the process. Inspired by the vocals of Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin and Donna Summer, Theresa Rex fell in love with music from an early age. One day, while playing jazz at the local town square, Theresa’s voice caught the attention of a passing producer and songwriter team, who fell for her expressive voice and pure talent. They asked her to sing on Martin Jensen’s ‘Solo Dance’, which went on to be a major global hit, amassing over 650 million streams across platforms. Ever since, fans worldwide have been intrigued by who was behind the amazing voice. From then Theresa went on to feature on multiple international releases, including her chart-topping collaboration with Jonas Blue ‘What I Like About You,’ which has received more than 250 million streams and was awarded gold plaques in The UK and Italy. In January she and the Canadian DJ Frank Walker released a stunning cover of Sixpence None The Richer’s ‘Kiss Me’ which has streamed more than 6 millions across platforms. Additionally, Rex’s recent single with Alle Farben ‘Sex’ is racking up streams, rapidly approaching 1 million Spotify streams in under a month. Meanwhile, Theresa Rex’s ongoing solo project has more than 20 million streams, and has been remixed by DJs like Rowen Reeks, Nightcall and Wankelmut. Already one of the most in-demand vocalists in the industry, the sky's the limit for this budding superstar. 

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