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Fred again.. has become one of the biggest and most sought-after names in the Dance music scene. Fred began his musical journey at a young age, honing his skills as a DJ and producer. His unique style effortlessly fuses elements of House, Garage, Hip-Hop, and Pop, creating a signature sound that has captured the attention of music enthusiasts worldwide. His innovative approach to production and live performance has taken the industry by storm. One of Fred’s defining features is his ability to capture raw emotions and experiences in his music and interactions with the audience. His tracks often carry a sense of nostalgia and introspection, and often feature samples from his own life, or friends and loved ones, making him a favorite among those who appreciate the emotional factor in Electronic music. This was evident in his three back-to-back sold-out shows in New York City’s Forrest Hills Stadium.

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Fred’s Formula Towards Production

In a world where EDM shows now value high sparkly production over depth, we can often forget the emotional connection artist can create with their fans. Fred again..’s show had a shockingly simple production. Three large screens, platforms from where he performed, and some scattered strobe lights. Every visual, light, and element of this show was tinted red, white, or blue depending on the song or emotion Fred was trying to invoke. Missing were lasers, high-beam movers, projectors, and complex lighting rigs. This intentional simplistic design came with haze machines and LEDs behind the aforementioned screen set up to create the illusion that they were floating.

This at-a-glance simple setup intentionally created a very intimate vibe and complimented Fred’s performance style and visuals, which were a combination of home videos he has taken over the years as well as live iPhone-esque shots of him playing live on a MIDI controller. This centered the show’s entire focus on the crowd, the artist, and the emotional connection they had. It captured the emotion and impact of his music. It was truly a live performance worth remembering, and stands out compared to the often zombie-like trance of some modern-day shows; where crowds sway continuously in swirling patterns on a large LED screen with hypnotic time-coded lights. This show was all about audience interaction, and Fred was performing live numbers matching the audience’s enthusiasm and response, all the while changing up the energy so that the show did not feel stagnant.

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Even More Uniqueness

Halfway through the show, Fred moved through the crowd to the back of the stadiums where he played for over 30 minutes on a separate setup, giving the bowl-seated attendees a fresh and close-up view, whipped the floor attendees into a frenzy, and created a 360-degree immersive experience. It struck me as unique in the sense that, once again, Fred’s unique ability to produce beat work and complex tracks live took center stage and the production and shiny distractions fell to the background. Everyone was lost in the music, to the extent that at one point I noticed there was absolutely not a single phone up recording, everyone was dancing and embracing each other. This is something that will stay with me forever: the joy on people’s faces dancing with their friends and loved ones. Music truly brings us together.

While I only attended the Friday show, I have heard similar reviews from friends who attended the other shows this last weekend. And although it rained during the Saturday show, Fred was still able to pull out an amazing performance that had many singing praises. Forrest Hills Stadium itself is a great venue; with a well-organized entry and exit process, festival-style food booths, merch stands, and state-of-the-art amenities. This all combined to make one amazingly memorable and unique live show. With a continually evolving sound and a dedication to pushing the boundaries of electronic music, Fred again.. is truly shaping up to be a titan in the global dance world and we can’t wait to see the heights he will reach. Check out his upcoming tour dates right here.

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Title: [Event Review] Fred Again.. Stuns In NYC For Three Nights At Forrest Hills Stadium
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Teamworx and Yam Refaeli Join Forces on Heartfelt Single ‘Until We’re Falling Down’

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In a remarkable fusion of creativity and technology, a collaborative initiative has emerged, bringing together five individuals from diverse artistic backgrounds to create a poignant musical experience. The team includes the dynamic DJ duo and producers, Teamworx (Ben Azoulay and Saar Lagziel), the renowned singer/songwriter Yam Rafaeli (X-Factor Israel finalist), and the visionary project leaders, Tamir Yeshayahu and Idan Shakorka.

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Their journey took a unique and exciting turn as they delved into the creation of a song that transcends conventional boundaries. Leveraging the power of AI video technology, they artfully reconstructed the events of a tragic massacre, weaving together a narrative that seeks to leave a lasting impact.

The accompanying video is not for the faint-hearted, as the combination of evocative visuals and a compelling storyline ensures that no eye remains dry. The creators acknowledge that not everyone may be able to watch the entire clip due to its emotional intensity.

The genesis of the song lies in heartfelt conversations with survivors and extensive research across various networks. The lyrics encapsulate a range of emotions, from profound sadness and anger to a resilient hope that authentically reflects the human experience in the face of tragedy.

Beyond being a mere composition, the song holds a profound purpose—to inspire people to sing, dance, and engage with the accompanying video. The vision is to spread this musical tribute to dance floors across the globe, fostering awareness and creating a lasting memorial for friends lost on that fateful day.

At the heart of the song’s narrative are the stark events of October 7 at the Nova Festival. The lyrics vividly address a horrific massacre where over 300 attendees, seeking nothing but the joy of dancing peacefully, lost their lives at the hands of Hamas, a designated terrorist organization.

Yam Rafaeli’s impactful vocal delivery, combined with Teamworx’s masterful production, creates a connection that transcends the auditory experience. For those seeking a deeper connection, a compelling 3-minute video clip accompanies the audio, providing a visceral and emotional visual experience.

As the creators aim for the song to find its place in the playlists of renowned DJs and resonate across global dance floors, “Dance until we fall” stands as a powerful artistic endeavor—a tribute, a call to action, and a poignant reminder of the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

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Title: Teamworx and Yam Refaeli Join Forces on Heartfelt Single ‘Until We’re Falling Down’
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Published Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2023 16:08:30 +0000

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Fred again.. Samples Baby Keem in Stellar ‘leavemealone’

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I can’t really begin this article without commending Fred again.. for his insane production and mixing skills. Ok that feels better… Fred Again.. brings out an unique blend of Baby Keem’s ‘South Africa’ and ‘Bullies’ to craft ‘leavemealone’. The Atlantic Records track is a nasty electro journey with Jungle influences and incredible melodies. The result is 3:43 minutes of pure goosebumps.

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‘leavemealone’

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The song introduces a blend of Baby Keem’s original tracks in a masterful positioning, adding reverbs and stuttering that makes transitions seamless. The build up is as emotional as it is sick in the best way possible. It’s so good you just want to cry on the dancefloor as you keep dancing and your tears turn into joy. The hip hop elements fuse with the Electro and UK style in a very dynamic composition. Fred again.. really outdid himself with this one. The repitches and stutters are so well presented it is truly a Grammy-worthy situation.

Baby Keem

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The American Rapper is known for his role on the Black Panther soundtracks, as well as credit contributions for Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar. His free flowing style with heavy trap and bass influences made him the right candidate for the UK producer Fred again.. to ascertain his prowess and construct this masterpiece of a track.

Fred again.. and again?

The UK producer and DJ just gets better and better. He worked with Skrillex and Four Tet for ‘Rumble’. Besides, he produced happiness anthems like ‘Delilah (pull me out of this)’ Fred again.. is a force in this era. Alone this year, He managed to book an eight-night residency at the Shrine in LA. And, gave us three nights at Forrest Hills Stadium. Moreover, he is now a nominatee for Best Dance/Electronic Album at this year’s Grammy Awards for Actual Life 3 (January 1- September 9 2022). His ability to develop story like songs and albums that feel like intimate journal entries is such a beautiful ability.

Nevertheless, we present you ‘leavemealone’:

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Published Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2023 18:21:15 +0000

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Summer Camp Festival Evolves Into New Concept, Solshine: A Music & Arts Reverie

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Summer Camp Festival in Illinois has had an impressive 22-year run. The creators will enter an exciting new era in 2024 with their new festival concept: Solshine: A Music and Arts Reverie. Debuting at Summer Camp’s beloved venue of Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois, the first-ever edition of Solshine will take place from Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 26, 2024. There will also be a pre-party on Thursday, May 23.

The festival has expanded from 2,000 attendees in 2001 to over 25,000 attendees in 2023. They present a cross-genre music lineup and experiential programming helped cultivate a dedicated fanbase and inclusive community. Over the years the festival also hosted a wide variety of music acts including Tom PettyZac Brown Band, SkrillexDiploGrizGoosePretty Lights, SubtronicsPrimusWillie Nelson & FamilyLiquid StrangerRebelutionREZZSlightly StoopidSTS9The Disco BiscuitsExcisionZeds Dead and many more.

Looking toward the future while celebrating the past, Summer Camp’s organizers will channel their flagship event’s longstanding legacy into their new Solshine: A Music & Arts Reverie concept. The festival will host a diverse, cross-genre lineup of musical acts spanning jam bands, electronic, bluegrass, funk, rock, and everything in between. In addition to its music programming, the Solshine will offer a variety of workshops, food & craft vendors, and activities – the heart and soul of what made Summer Camp a ‘home away from home’ for attendees who returned year after year. 

Solshine: A Music & Arts Reverie will also retain Summer Camp’s core ethos of building an inclusive community around music. Through its mission of sustainability, the festival will aim to inspire attendees to live a life of intention and purpose to create a positive impact on the world. To capture this spirit, the festival will host the coveted experiential art area The Illumination Woods, and the permanent garden SOULPATCH as a dedicated area to increase knowledge of permaculture and sustainability.  

Tickets are available here!

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Published Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2023 18:17:49 +0000

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