Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter to Release Solo Album ‘Mythologies’ in April, Armin van Buuren Unveils A State of Trance 2023 Line-up, and More

From fabric announcing debut festival Exodus line-up to Kappa FuturFestival revealing that Swedish House Mafia, Black Coffee, Carl Cox, and more, will play at the 2023 edition of the festival, here’s this week in electronic music –

Armin van Buuren Unveils A State of Trance 2023 Line-up

Armin van Buuren has announced the line-up for A State of Trance (ASOT) 2023 for its 20th anniversary. Over 40 artists, including Moldovan producer/DJ Andrew Rayel, German DJ duo Cosmic Gate, Jorn Van Deynhoven, and Dutch DJ/producer Richard Durand, will head to the Netherlands to take the ASOT stage. ARTBAT, Luke Bond, and Maarten de Jong are also on the bill.


“The full line-up for the A State of Trance Celebration Weekend is here!? We’re very excited about this year’s edition. Let us know which artists you are looking forward to the most!” A State of Trance wrote on Instagram. ASOT returns after a three-year hiatus on March 3-4, 2023, after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk to Release New Solo Album ‘Mythologies’

Daft Pank’s Thomas Bangalter is set to release a solo album ‘Mythologies,’ which features an orchestral piece that will be out on April 7. The 90-minute score was written for a ballet of the same name. ‘Mythologies’ is Thomas’ first solo orchestral project. It was originally commissioned by choreographer Angelin Preljocaj. The score comprises 23 pieces influenced by Baroque music and does not feature his dance music production.

Otherlands Festival Announces Phase One Line-up for 2023 Festival

“After much anticipation, we are excited to introduce to you the first phase of our Otherlands 2023 lineup,” Otherlands wrote while announcing the acts that would be playing at the second edition of the festival. Scottish-American DJ/producer and composer Hudson Mohawke, English DJ/producer and songwriter Nia Archives, and Skin on Skin have been announced as headliners of this music and arts festival.


Otherlands Music and Arts Festival is set to take place from August 11-13 this year. It will also feature performances from Australian electronic producer/DJ HAAI, Craigie Knowes, Parliamo, VLURE, and more. DJ Suzie, Becky Sikasa, Emjanero, and Dannsa will also take the Otherlands festival stage.

Swedish House Mafia, Black Coffee, Carl Cox, and More to Play at Kappa FuturFestival

The phase one line-up for Kappa FuturFestival has been announced! Some of the biggest electronic music acts like the Grammy-winning South African DJ/producer and songwriter Black Coffee, Swedish House Mafia, Indira Paganotto, Mochakk, and Carl Cox. “KAPPA FUTURFESTIVAL PHASE ONE LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT ! ? The countdown is over, the #KFF23 phase one lineup is packed with talented artists from across the globe!” the festival shared on Instagram.


Astra Club (DJ Tennis – Carlita), Cloonee, Fatboy Slim, and French DJ/producer Ivan Smagghe are also on the line-up. Kappa FuturFestival will be held from June 30 – July 2, 2023, in Torino, Northern Italy. This is the 10th-anniversary edition of the festival.

fabric Announces Debut Festival Exodus Line-up

Chloé Caillet, Imogen, Francesco Del Garda, and Jaden Thompson have been confirmed for fabric’s debut festival EXODUS, a two-day outdoor festival that will take place on July 8 and 9. The first phase line-up also includes Seth Troxler, Ash Lauryn, Ricardo Villalobos, and British tech house DJ/producer Terry Francis. 


“The first wave of acts is out. Hand-selected by the @fabriclondonofficial team, these are the names that have inspired us for decades, and even more recently,” Exodus shared on Instagram. They added: “Join us this summer and transport us to an intimate new environment, where the sound quality that makes fabric, fabric, is redesigned in greenery, openness, and unbounded escapism.” “A temporary getaway, a momentary EXODUS.”

Indira Paganotto, Charlotte de Witte, Solardo, and Confirmed for Ultra’s First-Ever Resistance Club Resistancy

Charlotte de Witte, Ilario Alicante, German-born tech house and producer Melanie Ribb are confirmed to play at Ultra’s first-ever Resistance Miami club residency which begins on March 23 during Miami Music Week. 


Electronic dance music acts including Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Solardo, Indira Paganotto, and more will take the Resistance stage across multiple weeks. October 28, 2023 (Halloween weekend) will mark the first weekly Saturday event, while the epic closing party will be held on May 11, 2024.

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