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What a year it has been. Just some months ago we were getting ready for festival season and now we’re ready to ring in the new years. From exceeded expectations to some unfortunate events, the EDMTunes editors and writers attended some of the best festivals in the world this year and we came together to select the top 5 festivals of the year. Incredible productions, amazing lineups, beautiful vibes, and some of the best core memories were created.

5. Arc Music Festival

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This hidden gem has impressed ravers since its inception in 2021. This festival honors they birthplace of House music, the windy city of Chicago. Three days with some of the best House and Techno DJs in the World, in an intimate atmosphere with 4 stages and some of the craziest afterparties. Arc remains as one of the newest best festivals in the world. And it will just get better and better.

4.Electric Forest

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A fairytale like festival, Electric Forest has stolen our hearts deep in Rothbury, Michigan. The four day camping event is a magical fusion of arts, music and spiritual awakenings. The festival takes advantage of the beautiful Sheerwood forest to provide an otherworldly, highly interactive experience with seven stages and tons of side quests for everyone to explore. The music is alive in nature and it’s a can’t skip festival for EDM Tunes.

3. Ultra Miami

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Bring on the heat! Ultra Miami hits the top 3 spot of our list this year. The city itself turns into a giant festival. Ultra happens during the weekend of Miami Music Week, meaning people use the entire week to explore different sounds and locations. Ultra is one of the few festivals that is accompanied by insane pool parties and afterparty takeovers from different productions, such as Dreamstate, or Arc. After an insane lineup and a never-ending struggle for city permits, the festival remains victorious in Bayside Park and it delivered some of the best sets of the year. The production was as insane as ever, and the Ultra team welcomed the very first Residency of Resistance at M2 in Miami.

2. EDC Las Vegas

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Once again we met under the Electric Sky, and yet again it brought out the best in us. This year the festival hit over half a million attendees, and it welcomed its first Hotel EDC residency at Resorts World. From some of the craziest camping experiences, to the amazing sets we heard. Insomniac has made Las Vegas a better place for EDM. This year’s highlights include a lady giving birth at Zedd’s set, and the tease of luxury studio homes to rent on the campgrounds.

1. Tomorrowland Belgium

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*Drumroll* And… the number one spot goes to none other than Tomorrowland Belgium. With two glorious weekends this summer the music comes alive in the Nr. 1 festival. The event is one of the largest productions, with state of the art sound systems and extremely elevated experiences. Moreover, it included luxurious glamping and never-ending surprises. The attention to detal makes the mark that differentiates Tomorrowland Belgium from all others. Lastly, it consistenly raises the bar as to what a festival should be and how it should feel like.

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Published Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2023 13:58:29 +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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