From Tomorrowland announcing a partnership with TikTok and confirming live stream for the 2023 festival to MRAK of Tale Of Us releasing a new EP, here’s last week in electronic music –
Tomorrowland is Teaming Up with TikTok, Confirms Live Stream for 2023 Festival
Tomorrowland is working with TikTok and has confirmed that it will be the official content partner for the 2023 festival. The popular platform, TikTok, which boasts over 1 billion monthly active users will provide live broadcasts of headlining performances from some of the biggest names in dance music including Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Timmy Trumpet, and more! It will also feature behind-the-scenes footage from artists.
“Streaming the magic of Tomorrowland 2023 LIVE from Friday July 21 until Sunday July 30 on www.tomorrowland.com and in the Tomorrowland App. Together with @cocacola,” Tomorrowland announced on Instagram.
Tomorrowland returns to Belgium from July 23 – 30 this year with incredible dance music acts including Honey Dijon, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Eric Prydz, Amelie Lens, Martin Garrix, Hardwell, and more. Live streams will be available in 4K and sets from stages Adscendo and Freedom will be streamed on Tomorrowland’s One World TV.
“We’re delighted to be partnering with Tomorrowland, one of the biggest and most iconic festivals in the world. With its legendary line-up and truly global audience, Tomorrowland is the perfect festival partner for our flourishing community of #ElectronicMusic lovers who congregate on TikTok,” said Michael Kümmerle. The Business Development Lead, Global Music Content & Partnerships at TikTok, Kümmerle, added: “As our relationship with the genre deepens, we’re incredibly excited to help grow the festival even further by giving our community 24 livestreams and a truly 360 degree experience of Tomorrowland on TikTok.“
MRAK of Tale Of Us Releases New EP
MRAK has dropped a new solo EP! The two-track EP comprises of ‘Equilibrium’ and the title track ‘Manifesto.’ Carmine Conte AKA MRAK, one-half of Italian DJ/production duo Tale of US, released his last EP ‘One’ back in 2021. MRAK’s new EP was released via Afterlife Records, founded by Tale Of Us in 2016.
‘Manifesto’ has been described as “an extension of Tale Of Us that will feed back into the duo’s ethos” as per DJ Mag. MRAK recently took the Kappa FuturFestival stage alongside Matteo Milleri as Tale Of Us. They’ve also played Coachella this year and had shows in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Barcelona, and Miami.
Check out MRAK’s Manifesto’ below:
Renowned House Label Madhouse Records is Shutting Down After 31 Years
The Madhouse Records co-founder took to Instagram that the iconic label is ceasing operations. “Legendary house music label Madhouse Records, which was formed in 1992 by New York house DJ Kerri Chandler and Dublin-born music industry entrepreneur Mel Medalie, is to cease trading,” read the post Chandler shared on the social networking service. Madhouse Records was born in 1992 when the epic house DJ/producer Kerri Chandler and Dublin-born music entrepreneur Mel Medalie teamed up.
“We’re of course sad to see Madhouse Records come to an end after an incredible 31 years, however all good things come to an end,” Champion Records’ Raj Porter said. Porter continued: “Both Kerri and Champion have exciting new projects in the pipeline, and it just seemed like the right time to bring the label to a close.” All of Kerri Chandler’s releases will be moved to his Kaoz Theory label. The remaining Madhouse records are now a part of Champion Records.
Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren, and More Confirmed for ADE 2023
Amsterdam Dance Event has unveiled the first wave of artists for ADE 2023. ADE will run from October 18 – 22 this year with performances from Martin Garrix, Dutch electronic music group Tinlicker, Illenium, Belgian DJ/producer and label head Amelie Lens, DJ Stingray, Martinez Brothers, English DJ/producer and remixer James Hype, and the ‘Ten Feet Tall’ producer Afrojack have been confirmed for ADE 2023.
Budapest, Hungary-based techno DJ/producer WNDRLST, electronic music production and DJ duo Bicep, German disco and house DJ/producer Purple Disco Machine, and Armin van Buuren are among the 2500 artists who will head to ADE this year. The biggest festival and conference program for electronic music on the planet will also host more than 600 speakers.
fabric Originals Announces Compilation Featuring Chloé Caillet, Perel, and More
‘fabric SELECTS III Presented By Love Hertz,’ a compilation from fabric Originals is on the way! This compilation is the third in the fabric Originals label series and is made up of 15 tracks! “It’s crazy to think that now I’m becoming a part of [fabric’s] legacy… ‘Just Breathe’ shows a different part of me and the music I’m into…” ANII, who recently rolled out ‘Just Breathe’ from the compilation, said. “it was not always just house and techno but breakbeat and garage and drum and bass and electro as well, so creating something that reflects a bit of my past was extremely satisfying.”
This compilation will also include songs from Chloé Caillet, Shubostar, Perel, Hardt Antoine, Que Sakamoto, Red Axes, and more. ‘fabric SELECTS III presented by Love Hertz’ will take listeners “on a journey through melodic sensibilities, deep techno, drifting house, and pushy and groovy dance floor numbers.” fabric Originals’ third compilation arrives on August 4.
Lee Foss Joins Forces With RETNA and Isabellea for ‘Puppet On A String’
One of the finest talents from the modern house music scene, Lee Foss, has collaborated with London-based DJ/producer RETNA and his sister Isabellea, an incredible vocalist for a new track ‘Puppet On A String.’
“Can’t wait for my next single from my upcoming Reflections album; Puppet On A String to drop on Friday… Made it w the Uber talented @retnamusic + his sister @isabellealouisa and it’s ??” Lee Foss announced the single via Instagram on June 27. His latest collaborative track ‘To Be Real’ with Wuki and Cheryl Lynn came out this May. The celebrated DJ/producer and Repopulate Mars label head Lee Foss from Illinois also rolled out ‘We So Future’ with SPNCR and Awsumo earlier this year.
Listen to Lee Fos, RETNA, and Isabellea’s ‘Puppet On A String’ below: