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Dreamstate SoCal 2023 was a sight to see. The Queen Mary Waterfront served as the new location for the festival. Even though Trance fans had loved the NOS for the event, The Queen Mary was truly a fresh sea breeze. From Trance to Hard Techno, and many subgenres, the lineup was at its best. Moreover, the Hotel provided amazing after hours ’till 8 am. What a way to end the weekend partying on a “haunted” ship. Insomniac has utilized the venue in the past for Day Trip, and there were concerns about a bigger-sized event. Regardless, the event ran without any significant issues.

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The New Venue

Long Beach was the host of this year’s Dreamstate. In order to get to the venue, many shuttles were dispatched throughout the weekend. It was a seamless process getting to the venue. Once you arrived, security had metal detectors and it appeared to run smoothly. The Void was the first stage you encountered, and it definitely had some of the best sets, including Fatima Haji, Trym, Marlo, and Klangkuenstler.

As you made your way through a short tunnel, you got to admire the Pacific coast, and three more wonderful stages. The Sequence, The Vision, and the mainstage, The Dream. The layout was a simple and short walk. The Queen Mary was right by the mainstage, adding a wonderful landscape. As the sun set, the venue came alive with incredible production, visuals, lasers, and top-notch performances. Leaving the festival was only kinda bad if you stayed until the end, since the line for the shuttles was hefty. Nevertheless, you could walk the bridge back Downtown and enjoy the scenery, and get back to the parking lot or take an Uber easily.

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The Production

Each stage felt like a mainstage. The vibes were awesome as expected, the sound system remained consistent without any sound bleeding. Each VIP section had great food alternatives, separate trailer bathrooms, and the mainstage had its own kandi-making station. There were Art installations everywhere, and so many picture worthy opportunities. My favorite was a spinning light wheel that you could walk under and felt like a portal into a different dimension. Definitely reminded me of a Burning Man type of art work. There were plenty of water stations, med tents on core locations, and ground control/security inspecting the festival grounds. On day one there was some congestion taking the bridge back to The Void stage due to having the tunnel be one-way. However, on day two, they had opened the tunnel both ways and that eased up the traffic.

Trance, Techno, Taste

Dreamstate is by far one of Insomniac’s best productions, and a lot can be attributed to the talent. Big names like Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Cosmic Gate, Fleming & Lawrence, Vini Vici, and many others graced us with legendary sets. Many artists showcased pure Trance, while mixing in some great Techno, Melodic Techno, Hardstyle, and Progressive. Indira Paganotto and her Psy-Techno set with crazy transitions and intense High Tech. Fatima Haji, Klangkuenstler, and Trym displayed nonstop energy with some of the best Hard Techno. In Addition, Lane 8 & Yotto invited us into a beautiful melodic journey.

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Final Notes

Insomniac knocked it out of the park yet again making Dreamstate a must for ravers. Even if Trance is a more niche genre in the US the quality of music and people in attendance is very rare, as music festivals grow and become more mainstream, which makes it harder for PLUR to stay a priority. Thus, Dreamstate shows that a smaller intimate event can be fun, spiritual, and safe.

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Published Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2023 19:30:55 +0000

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Diplo Releases New Track “Anthem” with Sharam and Pony

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Diplo, the renowned American DJ and producer, is back with another exciting release. Today, he is dropping a new track titled ‘Anthem’ in collaboration with Iranian DJ Sharam and singer Pony. This track is being released under Diplo’s house music label, Higher Ground, and is sure to captivate listeners with its infectious beats and catchy melodies. If you’re a fan of house music, this is a release you definitely don’t want to miss.

‘Anthem’ is just the latest addition to a series of singles released by Diplo on his Higher Ground imprint. Previous collaborations include ‘Stay High‘ with French DJ HUGEL and London artist Julia Church, ‘Diamond Therapy‘ with Walker & Royce and Channel Tres, and ‘Favela Joint‘ with Portuguese DJ and producer Kura. Each track has showcased Diplo’s versatility and commitment to exploring different sounds within the realm of house music.

If you’re ready to dive into the world of ‘Anthem’ and experience the magic of Diplo, Sharam, and Pony’s collaboration, be sure to give it a listen right here! 

The Collaboration

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Sharam, Diplo & Pony

Collaborations in the music industry can often lead to unexpected and exciting results, and the partnership between Diplo, Sharam, and Pony on ‘Anthem’ is no exception. Each artist brings their unique talents and experiences to the table, resulting in a track that is a true fusion of their individual styles.

Sharam, known for his innovative approach to electronic music and his Iranian heritage, adds a touch of cultural influence to ‘Anthem.’ His production skills shine through in the intricate beats and melodies that drive the track forward, creating a dynamic and engaging listening experience.

Pony, the Canadian singer featured on the track, lends her soulful vocals to ‘Anthem,’ adding a layer of emotion and depth to the song. Her voice weaves seamlessly with the music, drawing listeners in and inviting them to connect with the lyrics on a personal level. Together, Diplo, Sharam, and Pony have crafted a track that is as danceable as it is introspective.

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Published Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2024 18:45:01 +0000

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Sultan + Shepard Unveil Spectacular Album Endless, Dawn

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It’s new music Friday, and you know how much we enjoy this day of the week. Today’s mix has This Never Happened superstar duo Sultan + Shepard and their immaculate release Endless Dawn. The wait is finally over for their third studio album out now on every platform. Have a listen and share with us your favourite track. I guarantee that is going to be a tough — maybe impossible — choice.

The lads take this album to a whole new level with collaborations. None of them should be strangers to you lot, Bridges, Elderbrook, Julia Church, LANKS, Nathan Nicholson, Panama, Shallou, Tishmal and Tasha Josephine. If you were in Denver or London earlier this week you could have heard this album live. Ossama & Ned teamed up with Dolby Atmos for a listening party which was a huge success. They also hosted a Zoom meeting for all of us in the other parts of the world. Let me tell you, it was a grand Wednesday afternoon, with people joining from work, the gym, and all multitudes of different places. I was one of the 250 people who attended this party and it was an experience I very much cherish. This tradition started back in the Pandemic when S+S released their first album Something, Everything and hopefully continues moving forward.

Journey of Endless, Dawn

S+S have been in the scene for over two decades. You’d remember them for their energetic festival sets, and mainstage songs. Since then the duo has grown tremendously in the direction of Melodic and Progressive House. They made their imprint by getting grounded with our favourite Lane 8 & the This Never Happened label. The 14-track LP is not only a compilation of Ned & Ossama’s most recent works but tales that were prepared in the past few years. The album as a whole highlights growth, and finding who you are eventually. Songs that have been with them for over 2 years, that didn’t make it to Forever, Now. From the club mixes to angelic vocals, you are in for a treat: falling in love with their music. The tracks line up beautifully, painting a picture of a spiritual evolutionary journey.

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In the few months since the announcement and anticipation of delivery, Endless, Dawn spawned a quartet of singles. They commenced with ‘Under The Surface’ with the vocals of Nathan Nicholson followed by Panama on ‘Falling Behind‘, ‘En’ and ‘Highest Love’ with LANKS. The 14 tracks experienced cuts and plays, Lane 8 scattering them in his multiple mixtapes. In Lane 8’s winter mixtape fans previewed ‘All I Know’ with Julia Church and ‘Out of The Silence’ with Tasha Josephine. You may already know this but ‘All I Know’ probably became one of the most rewinded tracks on a mixtape. Winding back to the Fall 2023 mixtape, we heard the collaboration with Elderbrook I’ll Be Here‘. The album today had a flurry of never-heard tracks ‘Murmur’, Endless, Dawn’ and more.

Endless, Dawn

The first track ‘Murmur’ sets up the pace of the album beautifully with the classic Sultan & Shepard sound, the arps and the progressive buildup. Setting up a perfect tone for the next two tracks that feature the beautiful vocals of Elderbrook and Tishmal. The tracks from start to finish paint a story of growth, from who they were as people when they started this journey of music to who they are at the end of the album. The lyrics of Sultan & Shepard’s tracks always create an emotional upliftment. It metaphorically highlights the evolution of them as artists. We take a bit of a break from the emotions to a real mood lifter or they call it ‘Cloud Lifter’ and a banger ‘Bracket Burst’. These two will definitely have a special place on the dancefloor. Each track paints a different story but together this album hits differently. How can I forget the lovely track with Shallou that was co-written with Steven Mckay? The Grammy-nominated songwriter has collaborated on three tracks in Endless, Dawn. The build-up to the title track ‘Endless, Dawn’ is unreal, it actualizes the reserved emotions that rise to the surface creating this fruitful album.

Whilst we enjoy this album, get ready for Sultan & Shepard to join their fans with their live tour. You can check out their page here, to see if they will be playing in a city around you.

Stay tuned to EDMTunes as bring you updates from the Electronic dance music world!

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Charlotte De Witte Revamps 90’s Classic ‘Universal Nation’

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Past and present result in a thunderous track, as Techno goddess Charlotte De Witte releases her newest rework of ‘Universal Nation’ by Push. The track also happens to be the first release under her new label ÉPOQUE. Under her main label KnTxT, ÉPOQUE serves as a rebirth of Dance classics that translate into today’s scene. Let’s take a deep dive into the past, shall we?

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Universal Nation

Charlotte De Witte chose this classic to rework as it is a cultural reset on its own. The original ‘Universal Nation’ has a hard beat that lights up the dancefloor and a groove that was fitting of the raves in the 90s. The Belgian producer spins it into a hypnotic soundscape. The groove turns more cinematic and the main melody gets deeper and darker.

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Moreso, the reverbs and distortions blow up into an atmospheric masterpiece. From beginning to end, the song hooks you into a trance as your body follows the smooth rhythm. The subtle acidic elements of the track are just the icing on the Techno cake.

ÉPOQUE

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The label’s mission is to bring back the archives of some of the greatest Dance hits and adapt them to the modern world. Through careful design and rebranding, each track ought to inspire the new generations. Charlotte De Witte knows how to create timeless classics, and bring forth incredible artists to her roster. We can’t wait to see how this new label showcases another side of history.

First thing first, let’s indulge in ‘Universal Nation’:

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Published Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2024 21:27:35 +0000

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