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LOVERS & FRIENDS FESTIVAL

Goldenvoice announced Lovers & Friends taking place Saturday, May 9 at The Grounds at Dignity Health Sports Park in Los Angeles, California. This one-day-only event will feature performances by Ms. Lauryn Hill, Usher, Ludacris, Lil Jon, TLC, Jhené Aiko, Summer Walker, Megan Thee Stallion and many more. 

Fans can access the Lovers & Friends Fest presale code via the website, giving them early access to tickets. Register now with a valid (US/CAN) mobile number to receive a presale code and the link to buy tickets before they go on sale. The presale begins Thursday, February 20 at 10:00 AM pacific time. 

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 21 at 10:00 AM pacific time. Prices start at $145.00 plus fees with payment plans also available at $19.99 down. More information available at www.LoversandFriendsFest.com .

Ocaso Festival, Costa Rica, Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE

OCASO 2020

“Be prepared to be teleported into a quantum realm of whimsicality.”360 MAGAZINE

By Vaughn Lowery × Sam Berman

At the peak of the year, music, beats and dancing brought together a crowd of 10,000 attendees to Costa Rica for 2020’s Ocaso Underground Music Festival – the world’s largest rave in the jungle. Even the leatherback turtles, howling monkeys and crocodiles were head bobbing.

The Ocaso Underground Music Festival, which engaged on January 9th – 13th, united travelers, ticos and seasoned ravers alike to Tamarindo, Costa Rica, off the coast of the Pacific Ocean for five days of electronic music bliss. The jubilee was established by founder Devin Ellis in 2018; and it just culminated its fourth semester, with plans to return in January 2021, proving a successful run for one of the most emerging EDM festivals on the planet. 

What makes this carnival so sui generis, aside from a stellar bill of DJs including Maceo Plex, Äme, Doc Martin, Justin Martin, Magdalena, Shiba San, Seth Troxler and Artba, might just be the visually striking and lushful setting of CR. The grounds, known as the Lesenda Retreat, centers around a trilithic stage composed of metal trusses for performers, complete with a towering geometric visual screen synchronized to the music, pulsating lasers, fog machines, pyrotechnics and go-go dancers. Apart from hypnotizing technical components conjured up by architectural wizards, the surrounding landscape and warm weather provided a tranquil atmosphere to enjoy the fiesta in, enhanced by art installations sprinkled throughout, providing a truly remarkable habitat. 

Let’s talk about the sound! Imagine being at the On The Run II tour with Beyoncé and Jay-Z, state-of-the-art subwoofers and tweeters pinging throughout the venue, delivering clean and crisp vibrant instrumentation. Of course, this added fan excitement to every set.

Viewers were able to use tokens for transportation, food and drinks, providing added security from petty theft and loose cash. Overall safety was key with tons of guards at every entrance alongside of roaming escorts. We all wore sparkly color-coded wristbands to identify our level of participation – GA vs VIP. Staff members wore official reflective tanks and shirts to be easily accessible.

A short 15 minute-bus drive on a vintage yellow school bus brought participants to the festivities. Guests were offered an assortment of carte du jour options to replenish their prance-exhausted bodies with a number of locally and globally known chefs preparing flatbread pizzas, gyros, keto bowls, tacos as well as protein shakes.

Saturday was the most distinctive night of the event, with people from all over the globe, dressed in their most eye-catching ensembles, echoing the avant-garde fashion of other fairs such as EDC, Ultra, Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Coachella. Ocaso brought a parade of colors infused with futuristic and organic elements blended seamlessly into garbs straight out of an alien planet, welcoming and embracing all. 

The festival wrapped with a pool party at base camp, the Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas. After a five-day outer body experience of infectious dance music, a sort of culinary delights, cozy lodging options, and the beautiful backdrop of the rugged rainforested, Central America, this is one masquerade which many should add to their list. 

Missed out on the fun this year? Don’t fret, as the festival plans to return the weekend of January 7-11, 2021. Ticketing packages from this past year ranged from $19.00 to $59.00 for single day passes, a two-day Friday and Saturday pass for $89.00 and a 5-day-full-weekend pass for $119.00, a great deal for those who can’t get enough from just one night. So ravers, start planning your next vacation, because this is an experience any party animal should dive into. 

For additional information visit Ocaso Festival.

Local Guide

Besides the #RaveInTheJungle, The city of Tamarindo itself possesses a plethora of thrilling activities: ziplining, horseback rides on volcanic trails; ATV tours; surfing and dolphin-watching sailing tours.

If you are seeking additional dining/nightlife options outside of the fête, be sure to check out the following:

Pacifico Club (http://www.pacifico-costarica.com/beach-club/), Sharky’s Bar (http://sharkysbars.com/), Long Board BBQ, Chinese Food (directly across from Vista Villas) and Bamboo Sushi Club.

Just down the road was the luxurious Tamarindo Diria hotel, which features a lobby side pool/hot tub, an array of cabanas with an outside bar/dining deck as well as private beach access to make any jovial attendants experience an unforgettable rave-cation.

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Coachella 2020

Later this year Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, Frank Ocean and many (so many) more will play at Coachella and we’re not wasting any time making plans to join them. Passes for Weekend One are SOLD OUT, which means Travel Packages are your ticket to the action. Literally. Limited packages that include GA or VIP passes to the weekend of your choice are on sale right now.

Have questions about Coachella 2020 Travel Packages, On-Site Lodging, Platinum Estates or Shuttle service? The VMT Guest Services team is available 7AM – 3PM PT, 7 days a week at info@valleymusictravel.com and 888-833-1031. 

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Splash House 2019

Splash House takes place every summer, once in June and August, within the Palm Springs region. It’s a poolside extravaganza where world renowned EDM artists perform well into the evening at participating hotel properties. After hours (which offers tickets for purchase separately from the weekend’s activities is held at the rustic Air Museum which transforms into a what many believe to be an alien mothership. If you’re seeking a good time with a both youthful yet mature crowd, then this is your locus.

Two of our squad members from 360 MAGAZINE drove down to immerse themselves in this one-of-a-kind experience.

Q. How does one prepare for SH?

A. Pack lots of water, coconut water, Powerade(electrolytes), light clothing and sunblock.

Q. Did you pack light? Did you bring snacks?

A. We stopped at the grocery story for snacks. Cheese and crackers, bagels, eggs, locks and lots of fruit.

Q. How was the drive on the way to Coachella Valley from LA? What time of day did you leave? What time do you recommend leaving?

A. The drive wasn’t too bad. We made it in 3.5 hours, considering we left during rush hour at 5:30pm. I highly recommend to take the day off work and get out to PS early in the day. To set in, relax and mentally prepare for an amazing weekend.

Q.Where did you and your friends rendezvous at?

A. We met at my friends hotel, the Renaissance.

Q. Did you feel the transportation provided was adequate?Or did you hang out at a certain venue or space while at the event?

A. The shuttles took us to different hotels and provided us with cold water which I thought was AMAZING!

Q. If you stayed overnight, was it at a participating hotel or Airbnb? Was it worth it? Did you feel like you missed out on any action?

A. We definitely didn’t miss out on anything by staying at a near by Airbnb. It was nice to disconnect and rest up for the next day.

Q. Where did you pull your inspo for your daily style from? Magazines? Previous festivals? Celebrities on Instagram? Was there a common thread at the festival?

A. I pulled my inspiration for my daily styles from the splash house website/instagram.

Q. Diplo was a last minute addition to the SH lineup, how did you hear about it? Announcement on site or word of mouth? Describe them in a few words.

A. I saw that DIPLO was added on the lineup through Splash House IG. Our most memorable moment at splash house was definitely DIPLO on set. He was magical!!

Q. Did you feel after hours was worth additional money? While at the Air Museum during the midnight hours, how did it make you feel?

A. The after hours is truly my favorite so it’s worth every penny!

Q. Overall crowd at SH was on a scale to 1 to 10, how would you rate if 10 being the highest?

A. I’m obsessed with everything about splash house so I rate it a 10. Bringing DIPLO out this year was dope!

Q. Please rate the performances which you saw and why you gave them that rate.

A. We only saw DIPLO and Ekali. They were sick.

Q. Would you attend SH next year and why?

A. I will definitely be attending next year, without a doubt!

Q. Is this the type of event you would go alone or with a group of friends/co-workers?

A. This is the type of event you go with your close friends.

Q. Would you attend SH next year and why?

A. This year was a step up from last year’s. And, we can’t wait for next year. Hope the lineup is just as great! Thank you so much SH!

Splash House, 360 magazine

Splash House, 360 magazine

FISHER Releases “You Little Beauty”

Grammy -nominated DJ and producer FISHER has dropped new single “You Little Beauty,” released today, May 10th. Listen to the track HERE.

The track, which samples the vocals of late disco and house legend Loleatta Holloway, is released via the Australian artist’s own Catch & Release label and Astralwerks. The track evoked a particularly strong reaction when dropped in the midst of FISHER’s massively well-received set at Coachella last month.

“You Little Beauty” marks the larger-than-life character’s first release of 2019, following on from last years “Losing It.” An instant hit, the track has now racked up more than 66 million Spotify streams.

This preceded a sold out Catch & Release party at Miami Music Week, and FISHER’s summer is shaping up to be just as busy. With slots at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas and Movement Detroit before the end of the month, he will then embark on an extensive European tour, taking in Parklife, Lovebox, Leeds & Reading, and more.

FISHER is also set to partner with Solardo and Camelphat for a brand-new weekly Ibiza residency. Titled Bodyworks, they will take over Hï Ibiza every Tuesday from June 25th to September 24th.

Known for his wild sense of humor and energetic DJing style, FISHER first burst onto the US electronic scene with tracks “Stop It” and “Ya Kidding” and has since become one of the scene’s most in- demand talents.

Arriving just in time for summer, “You Little Beauty” has all the makings of a track set to take both charts and dance floors by storm.

OTR Releases “Heart”

OTR MAKES HIS ASTRALWERKS DEBUT WITH NEW SINGLE “HEART” FT. SHALLOU OUT TODAY

“OTR produces complex summer tinged pop that begs to be danced to”

The Line of Best Fit

Download / Stream “Heart” Ft. Shallou HERE

View Visualizer HERE

Indie artist OTR has signed to Astralwerks, who released his new single, “Heart” ft. Shallou, today. Shallou’s searing vocals paired with OTR’s evocative piano create a poignant yet ultimately transcendent track with the indelible refrain “We get out alive/in your heart.”

Download / stream “Heart” HERE. View the visualizer HERE.

Shallou an independent artist who has earned SiriusXM #1 spots with tracks like “Lie” and “Begin” and landed on the Billboard Dance charts played “Heart” live for the massive crowd that gathered in the Sahara Tent for his set at both weekends of Coachella 2019.

Ryan, the 26-year old aerospace engineer-turned-producer behind OTR, uncovered his passion for music in 2012, when he began tinkering on a dusty, run-down piano in his college dorm lobby to break up the routine of classes and studying. Shortly thereafter, he picked up a guitar and began experimenting with Logic on his MacBook Pro. Taking an internship in Japan in 2014, he found himself living in the small town of in Kurashiki, with no friends and a major language barrier. To combat the isolation, he purchased a keyboard and a train pass and spent all his free time making music and traveling to bigger cities. When he returned to the States, Ryan moved into a neighborhood on the outskirts of downtown Cincinnati known as “Over-the-Rhine” or OTR. The once-neglected area had undergone a renaissance that mirrored his own journey of discovery as music went from hobby to career goal, so it became the ideal name for his project.

As an independent artist, OTR has released a series of singles and the 2018 EP Unfold, racking up more than 7 million cumulative streams across DSPs. The Line of Best Fit observed, “OTR produces complex summer tinged pop that begs to be danced to.” NYLON noted, “A song called Bliss has a lot to live up to. Luckily [it] achieves just that-tenfold.” Praising his 2018 collaboration with Blondage, “Cold Facts,” Ones To Watch said, “we’re confident with just one push of the play button, you will become an instant devotee.” Last week, Thissongissick premiered OTR’s remix of RKCB’s “Know Love”, and noted, “he has really outdone himself another incredible release.”

ABOUT ASTRALWERKS

Established in New York City and now finding its new home in the historic Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, Astralwerks was the brainchild of staffers at Caroline Records who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the emerging electronic and ambient scene. Having reached a milestone of 25 years, Astralwerks has quickly become a modern, artist-first label with a true focus on nurturing talent across the electronic genre and beyond. Acting with a scalable, independent and global thinking mentality with the capability to tap into the resources of a major label, has allowed Astralwerks to retain and sign up-and-coming artists such as I Illenium, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, Sigma and Axwell /\ Ingrosso. As a testament to this pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many more.

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Coachella 2019 Attractions

Coachella wrapped up last weekend and social media buzzed for 30 days, with more than 8.3 million mentions and 49.8 million engagements (likes, retweets, shares) focused on the music festival, according to international social media analytics firm Talkwalker

Influencer John Charles had two of the top trending Coachella articles on news and social over the last 30 days with 386,000 and 378,000 shares and likes, respectively, but a Vlog Squad video was number one with more than 431,000 shares and likes, Talkwalker reported.  The top three were:

Vlog Squad video – with alcohol, pool jumps and stupidity “HE SHOULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS!! (BAD IDEA) (431.6K shares/likes)

• Influencer James Charles Coachella Makeup & Lookbook 2019 video (386K shares/likes)

• Infleuncer James Charles prank (378.2K shares/likes)

 

Top mentioned celebrities during Coachella 2019

The Korean girls-band Blackpink was mentioned 1.8M times and grossed 7.9M engagements in total, more than Beyone (due to her diet and film on Netflix) with 341K mentions and 2.4M engagements.

Celebrities Mentions

1

Beyoncé

306,897

2

Ariana Grande

222,996

3

James Charles (model)

216,748

4

J Balvin

141,166

5

Justin Bieber

108,699

6

Kid Cudi

50,653

7

Nicki Minaj

49,377

8

Selena Gomez

49,000

9

Kanye West

46,788

10

Jaden Smith

31,199

Top Hashtags

 

Hashtags Mentions

1

#Coachella

2,146,586

2

#BLACKPINK

971,595

3

#BLACKPINKxCoachella_D1

470,204

4

#LISA

237,650

5

#블랙핑크 (= Blackpink)

220,837

Official Coachella 2019 Sponsor mentions

Only video and music sponsors had real impact due to venue and event names. Beverage and beauty sponsors failed in creating momentum.

Coachella Sponsors Mentions

Youtube Music

11,336

Amazon

10,440

Uber

3,572

Calvin Klein

2,914

Postmates

2,838

Heineken

1,885

Square

1,658

HP

1,180

American Express

1,080

Pantene

780

Method

632

NYX

582

Bose

567

T-Mobile

371

BMW i

245

Cupcake Vineyards

213

Red Bull

199

Absolut

181

Google Pixel 3

146

Marriott Bonvoy

34

Made by Google

8

Peets Coffee

 

 

DJ SNAKE RELEASES “ENZO”

DJ SNAKE RELEASES NEW TRACK “ENZO” FT. OFFSET, 21 SAVAGE, GUCCI MANE & SHECK WES

DJ Snake has shared his new single “Enzo,” a powerhouse hip-hop anthem featuring Offset, 21 Savage, Gucci Mane, and Sheck Wes. Released via Geffen Records, “Enzo” premiered today as Zane Lowe’s latest World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1.

Listen to “Enzo” by DJ Snake ft. Offset, 21 Savage, Gucci Mane, and Sheck Wes HERE.

Revealing DJ Snake’s deep roots in hip-hop and its enduring influence on his music today, “Enzo” features some of the genre’s most vital artists: Offset (of the platinum-selling, Grammy Award-nominated trio Migos), 21 Savage (whose critically acclaimed 2018 album i am > i was debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200), Gucci Mane (the trap pioneer and founder of 1017 Records), and Sheck Wes (a 20-year-old songwriter/rapper from Harlem known for his triple-platinum breakthrough single “Mo Bamba”). With its menacing beat and undeniable hook, the hard-hitting but hypnotic track also showcases DJ Snake’s boundary-warping ingenuity as a producer.

Last Friday night, DJ Snake teased “Enzo” as part of his explosive set at Coachella Weekend 2. During Weekend 1 of the festival, DJ Snake delivered one of Coachella 2019’s most-talked-about and instantly iconic moments by bringing Cardi B, Ozuna, and Selena Gomez onstage for the first-ever live performance of their massive hit song “Taki Taki.” The second global #1 record for DJ Snake — his first being “Lean On” ft. MØ, a 2015 collaboration with Major Lazer — “Taki Taki” premiered last September, and quickly became the ninth-fastest music video of all time to hit 100 million views on YouTube.

DJ Snake will be in Las Vegas this week for the Latin Billboard Awards, where he has five nominations including Crossover Artist of the Year, Producer of the Year, and Hot Latin Song of the Year for “Taki Taki” (with Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B). Catch DJ Snake performing at many of the world’s biggest festivals this spring and summer. Visit http://djsnake.com/tour/ for upcoming tour dates, which include the sold-out Pardon My French (also featuring Tchami x Malaa and Mercer) this Friday at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.

DJ SNAKE TOUR DATES

April 24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Intrigue

April 26 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

May 4 – Taipei, Taiwan @ Hard Summer Taiwan

June 8 – Chicago, IL @ Spring Awakening Music Festival

June 21 – Heber City, UT @  Bonanza Campout

June 22 – Ottawa, ON @ Escapade Music Festival

June 23 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music festival

June 29 – Marmande, France @ Garorock

July 4 – Plainfeld, Austria @ Electric Love

July 5 – Figueira da Foz, Portugal @ RFM Somnii

July 6 – Petrovaradin, Serbia @ EXIT Festival

July 7 – Zamárdi, Hungary @ Balaton Sound

July 10 – Athens, Greece @ Primer Music Festival

July 11 – Neustadt-Glewe, Germany @ Airbeat One

July 12 – Joensuu, Finland @ Ilosaarirock

July 13 – Barcelona, Spain @ Barcelona Beach Festival

July 20 – Boom, Belgium @ Tomorrowland (Main Stage)

July 27 – Boom, Belgium @ Tomorrowland (Main Stage)

August 9 – Saalburg-Ebersdorf, Germany @ SonneMondSterne

August 10 – Cannes, France @ Les Plages Électroniques

August 11 – Landerneau, France @ Fête du Bruit

August 16 – Kraków, Poland @ Kraków Live

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Top Performances of 2019’s Coachella Weekend 2

By Michelle Pisnoy

Stimulating music, giant art installations, over-the-top outfits, gourmet food, and more. These are all the things that make up the Coachella Music Festival. Coachella has a reputation for hosting a vast number of influencers and celebs, as well as music lovers that come from all over to enjoy the magic the festival has to offer. Here are our top 5 performances of 2019’s Coachella Weekend 2:

At number 1, we have Billie Eilish. At just 17 years old, Eilish has risen to the top of the charts, winning the hearts of the young and old. She moved the crowd with her eerie electronic beats and dark visuals. Her set opened with the popular song “Bad Guy”, which had fans screaming every lyric while jumping to the beat. Billie encouraged everyone to be in the moment while she performed and then took a moment to admire her adoring fans.

Next, was Tame Impala’s hypnotizing set. The stage was packed with fans waiting to hear the melodic charm and relaxing music Tame Impala had to offer. The visuals on the screen were psychedelic and took a trip through Tame Impala’s consciousness. As the crowd was vibing and swaying to every song, surprise guest A$AP Rocky jumped on stage to perform his song “LSD” and “Sundress”. The set did not end until their most famous song “The Less I Know the Better” re-energized the crowd.

From his now-trademarked dance moves to his incredible vocals, Childish Gambino’s headlining spot was clearly deserved. Gambino moved through the crowd, and even took a selfie with one lucky fan. He encouraged fans to get off of their phones and enjoy the experience, but didn’t make seem to make an effect on the crowd of cellphones recording his every move. Although Gambino didn’t bring out any surprise guests, Chance the Rapper made a quick cameo on stage.

Coachella should be renamed Arichella after Ariana hit the stage Sunday. The crowd for Grande stretched throughout the whole polo field. Some fans were waiting the entire day for the Queen of Pop to arrive. Although Grande returned to weekend 2 with significantly fewer surprise guests, she brought out a guest that would top all of the weekend 1 surprises. After a two-year break from performing on stage, Justin Bieber surprised fans with hit song “Sorry”. The energy of the festival completely changed. The crowd was dancing and singing, a few with tears in their eyes.

Lastly, Kanye brought his infamous Sunday Service to Coachella for Easter. The festival set up a completely new stage on the campgrounds, including a man-made mountain for his 9 am service. Fans showed up to the hillside as early as 6 am in the hopes of seeing Kanye. A powerful choir uplifted the festival goers as Kanye stood on a pedestal for all to see. Also spotted were the Kardashians and Jenners dancing along to his service. Special guests such as Kid Cudi, Chance the Rapper and Teyana Taylor all took part in the glorious moment.

Some might say that Weekend 1 was far better than Weekend 2, but what I say back is, did you see Justin Bieber and Kanye West? All in all, Coachella is a magical experience no matter what weekend you attend.

Do Lab Coachella 2019

By Michelle Pisnoy × Vaughn Lowery

Do Lab is one of Coachella’s top activations and is best known for its throbbing electronic beats, explosive water gun fights and fist-pumping festival-goers which dance their night away. It has become a major component of the festival over the last 15 years. In 2019, the venue surprised fans with a completely different ambience. The colorful cascading canopy tent at the Do Lab is one of the most beautiful and photogenic spots at the fete.

For additional information on lineup go here.