Heatwave Havasu Spring Break & Music Festival – Phase 1 Lineup Announced

Here is your Phase 1 line up for Heatwave Havasu Spring Break & Music Festival Music Festival!

Carnage | Slander | Bear Grillz | Dr. Fresch | Lookas | Party Thieves

Packages start @ $219! Our friends at Unity are producing this epic Spring Break experience with JusCollege & Revelation!  It takes place over 4 weeks in Lake Havasu City, Arizona over the month of March! Use code “electronicalife” at checkout in the “referred by” section to receive a discount on your purchase. For tickets & info, click here!

 

Global Dance Festival Sets the Tone for Arizona’s Growth with Relentless Beats

*Written by Lizzie Rose for Electronica Life 

Global Dance Festival wrapped up it’s third year of production with an incredible night of festivities put on by Relentless Beats. This festival was one day long, but provided weeks worth of awesome memories. I traveled into town for this event, as did three of my friends who reside in other states. Global Dance has become a tradition for us after graduation, conveniently joining us together right by Arizona State University. This year we were so impressed by the improvements in venue set up and lineup.
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Arriving at Rawhide Western Venue is such a unique experience. Like a ghost town turned rave, the decor is completely fit for a cowboy, yet sounded like the bass pod at EDC. The fusion of country and EDM is such an odd breath of fresh air, not to mention the three stages and all of the vendors that amplified the energy. Walking around the venue I expected the college kid vibe, but was actually met with the maturation of the music scene that I am used to seeing at events across the west coast. One thing was clear- Relentless Beats and it’s gatherings had matured drastically since my days at ASU. Their events have grown larger and larger and significantly more organized and enjoyable to attend. As a place someone ostracized from the California and Colorado music scenes, Arizona is often overlooked. Relentless Beats has personally brought talent to the area that would have never landed there otherwise.
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I actually stayed at the main stage for most of the night, which is unlike my exploratory nature, but the music was amazing all evening. Galantis was light and fluffy and beautiful feel good music followed by Bassnectar absolutely wrecking the crowd. His set was dirty and intense, just how his loyal following of bassheads was begging for. I’ve experienced more relaxed and mellow sets from Lorin, but this one was just the amount of adrenaline the crowd needed. Afterwards, I was able to meet him and snap a photo of him with one of his biggest fans- which was an absolutely awesome experience. It’s always a rush getting to meet an artist you admire, and you could tell he felt grateful for the love the crowd was throwing at him throughout his set.
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We meandered over to Datsik for awhile and enjoyed the intense sounds of modern dubstep, thinking about how far the genre has come. It seems like these artists are always somehow inventing and mixing in new sounds- continuously finding ways to bring the heat more and more intensely. Thank you so much to Relentless Beats for helping so many awesome people experience a taste of the unifying and uplifting events that have created our festival scene today. Without you we would still be paying 40$+ per artist on the off chance they happen to be stopping in Phoenix.
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Global Dance & Relentless Beats Bring Bass To The Arizona Desert

Arizona’s thriving electronic music scene has grown exponentially over the last three years, mainly due to the influence and hard work of Relentless Beats. By initiating the organization of events that pull talented artists together on one festival lineup, Relentless Beats has seen incredible success with events like Global Dance Festival. Global Dance is gearing up for it’s third year, boasting artists that perhaps only stopped by Phoenix individually in the past. Global Dance Festival, a one day gathering in Chandler, Arizona on Friday November 19, is set to turn up the volume at Rawhide Western Town & Event Center.

This year, the artist lineup is an unreal combination of bass, dubstep, and melodic sounds. With the king himself: Bassnectar headlining followed by Nero, Galantis, Alison Wonderland, Datsik, Herobust, Louis the Child, Mat Zo, and Valentino Khan. Not only is there something for everyone, but there may be scheduling conflicts because the experience created by every artist on that lineup is so desirable. Especially with festival season winding down for the winter, this event couldn’t come at a better time for those of us who just can’t get enough.

General Admission passes are available for $89. VIP passes, with preferred main stage viewing area, bottle service, restrooms and separate entrance are available starting at $149. Tickets are available online at www.globaldancefestaz.com. Global Dance Festival is an 18 and over event.
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Unity Travel Presents: Heatwave Havasu

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The dreaded cold weather is finally passing and you just finished your midterms. The Spring semester always feels like time is moving slowly and you can’t catch a break. That is until, Spring Break.

Instead of catching up on some sleep or picking up a few extra shifts at work, why don’t you actually treat yourself this Spring Break at Heatwave Havasu! This March, Unity Travel is partnering up with Las Vegas premier event company Ravealation, and the #1 travel company for college students in the U.S. JusCollege, to put on the best event of the season. Heatwave Havasu is a month long event, music festival, and party destination that will take place on the beaches of Lake Havasu in Arizona during March 2017. AKA, Spring Break.

“Heatwave Havasu is a combination of spring break and a music festival rolled into one. Expanding an entire month with different weeks of different artists and different attendees,” – Joshua Payne, co-founder of Unity Travel and business development operations.

Unity Travel will be one of the producers and sellers of this event. Hotel and party packages start at only $194 per person and gives you access to 3 nights in the hotel room and 3-day long festival. They are offering rooms and packages at all price points for this once in a lifetime event. Rooms will be offered at a variation of hotels to accommodate all interests. There is the beachfront Nautical Resort, London Bridge Resort that includes a party pool, and the centrally located Quality Inn & Suites.

Unity Travel specializes in EDM festivals, and that’s exactly why they are a part of this event,  helping to bring a dance music element to this month long extravaganza. They excel at festival logistics, transportation and accommodations, and are producing the event,  staffing, operating the check-ins, running the event grounds and operating everything on site.

Unity Travel connect all dots between the production team, security team, the artists and most importantly, customers.

Partners JusCollege and Ravealation have some serious accomplishments under their belt. JusCollege, founded in 2012 has sent more than 400,000 students to 75 destinations worldwide. It is the largest student travel provider in the U.S. They are bringing in and promoting this event to 300+ college campuses in the nation… Redefining what it means to be on Spring Break and in Lake Havasu.

Ravealation, on the other hand, is the leading Las Vegas event promotion company in the electronic space. They [Ravealation] book heavy acts in the Las Vegas area. This is a great opportunity to come together to bring top tier talent to an amazing destination.

Although the lineup is to be announced, you can expect what you would normally find on top tier lineups. Maybe not typical Las Vegas DJ’s, but high energy acts that know how to turn up the energy.

This is an exciting opportunity for Unity to provide top tier talent and experience. From the food, location, and the music. It’s extremely affordable. Your ticket and hotel is everything you need for the weekend.

Heatwave Havasu Spring Break & Music Festival Packages

Use code “electronicalife” at checkout in the “referred by” section to receive a discount on your purchase.

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XLIVE 2016: Industry Leaders to Share Latest in Festival Music, Food, Culture, “Live Event” Tech, Production, and Beyond

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The glimmering strip of Las Vegas will set the stage this December 5th – 7th for XLIVE 2016: the unrivaled festival + live event convention & expo and largest of its kind in the world. Having already revealed exciting new expansions for the 2016 endeavor to include 140+ guest speakers, 80+ exhibitors and 40+ interactive sessions, the masterminds behind XLIVE are thrilled to unveil the esteemed keynote speakers, topics for discussion, and workshops designed to illuminate knowledge-seekers with the latest trends and technology across the many verticals of festival execution.

Coalescing speakers that represent a wealth of industry-specific companies and brands including Eventbrite, Goldenvoice,AirBnB, Insomniac Events, Live Nation, and SFX Entertainment – to name a handful, XLIVE 2016 will offer a broad selection of immersive experiences for attendees. With a curation that covers topics ranging from cutting-edge innovation such asAugmented/Virtual Reality, Use of RFID Wristband Technology, Event Mobile Apps, and Festival Live Streaming to the inspirational with Using Festivals as a Catalyst for Inspiring and Revitalizing Communities, and Creating Memorable Festival Experiences, XLIVE has ensured that each participant of the 2016 conference will have unprecedented access to essential tools and intelligence built to transform the current state of the live event and festival industry, ultimately catapulting festival-goer experience to the next level.

As night befalls enriching days, the spotlight turns to three distinguished keynote speakers, hand-selected to present at the close of each day. Transcending a multitude of facets within the festival community, the distinguished keynotes are among the most noteworthy vanguards within the industry. Beginning Monday evening December 5th, the opening keynote will be delivered by Chip Conley, Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy with AirBnB. Looking ahead, Conley remarks, “I’m excited to take part in this years XLIVE event and connect with innovators who are cultivating big ideas that create extraordinary live events. Like Airbnb, XLIVE shares the same goal of bringing communities together through hospitality and providing unique and memorable experiences.”

In the days following, keynotes will be administered by Eventbrite’s Co-Founder & CEO Julia Hartz on Tuesday December 6th and commencing with a closing keynote Wednesday December 7th courtesy of Rikard Steiber, Senior Vice President of Virtual Reality at HTC. “Eventbrite shares XLIVE’s passion for the life-changing moments people experience at festivals and live events,” said Julia Hartz. “I’m excited to mix with the industry’s best and brightest at XLIVE 2016, and to share our vision for the critical role technology plays in the success of tomorrow’s live events.”

Other avenues up for exploration over the course of the three-day convention transcend a wealth of expertise from technology to constructing a festival from the ground up – the wide array of topics delve deep into the brilliant minds of luminaries who provide solutions and strategies to pressing issues facing event producers today and aspirant producers of the future. Integral topics for consideration include Baller Status – How VIP experiences are influencing the festival landscape, Noticing You, Noticing Me – Live event sponsorship activation strategies that make brands stand out, and Are You Experienced? – Getting ahead in the festival scene without a music industry background – an in-depth look at starting a music festival without having years of work experience with labels, agencies, talent buyers or venues.

Capitalizing on the craft beer phenomenon that has taken the nation by storm, XLIVE has even gathered a panel of experts to speak on the emergence of niche festivals surrounding interests such as craft beer, wine and food. Looking ahead to new frontiers in festival innovation, experts will discuss how to evaluate the market for Food & Beverage Festivals in order to predict trends, how to deliver personalized experiences to fans through beacons and geo-fencing, and also engage audiences on getting the most out of fan engagement through social media strategy. Look forward to topics such as these led by Biasha Mitchell – Strategy, Music & Live Entertainment, Eventbrite, Chris Hammond – Co-Founder, Wine Amplified Festival, Jake Schneider – Partner, Madison House, Jeff Lesan – Chief Marketing Officer, Snowglobe Music Festival, Pasquale Rotella – Founder & CEO of Insomniac Events — plus more guest speakers!

LEARN | EXPERIENCE | ENGAGE | TRANSFORM

STAY CONNECTED:
XLIVE: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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A Letter From Chris Ramos On The Release Of ‘Emotions’ The EP

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“The EMOTIONS EP is a culmination of countless hours, blood, sweat, tears and of course emotions that I’ve gone through over the past years. It balances on a tightrope between major and minor keys, jumps between progressions without hesitation, all while building infectious melodies and engaging vocals.

The first track ‘4U’ is a metaphor on life and good vibes. Starting with a simple but driving arpeggio, the song builds and builds just as we continue to grow as people. We’re all in this journey together. We don’t just live for ourselves, or our loved ones, but also for everyone around us. A simple smile, gesture, or action can go a long way, and positive energy can be infectious. This is what we live for. 4U.

We’ve all been there. Pressure building up before that pinnacle moment in your life. A speech. A performance. A life-changing risk. ‘Here It Goes’ addresses the fear we all feel when psyching ourselves out in front of that mirror before our big moment, and attacking it head on. At the end of the day, you need to live life to the fullest, face your inner demons and not look back. We’re not born to fit in, so be yourself and don’t refuse the opportunities life gives you.

Happy, sad. Bright, dark. Major, minor. These are just a few things that describe the single ‘Emotions’. An adventure of music, this track has a simple message with a less than simple execution. It’s about allowing yourself to reach an elevated consciousness; about a feeling taking over and not wanting it to end. When you finally hit that milestone, there’s a culmination of emotions that take over like a two-tiered chord progression, driving melody and layered vocal. Sparks come down your spine and goosebumps build all over. This is, Emotions.”

With love,
Chris Ramos

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Preview The Heartfelt Track ‘Emotions’ by Chris Ramos ft. Brenda Mullen

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PREVIEW ‘EMOTIONS’

On November 7th, Canadian DJ/Producer Chris Ramos releases ‘Emotions’ ft. Brenda Mullen, the third and final release off his upcoming EP of the same title. Accompanied by Brenda’s soulful vocals, a catchy melody and glittering plucks lead the feel good single into a whirlwind of euphoria. With each beat, listeners are exalted to a higher state of feeling and positivity, creating the space for a heart full of EMOTIONS. Until November 7th, please enjoy the preview!

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About Chris Ramos

For Toronto-based Chris Ramos, music has always been about the melody and emotion. As a classically trained pianist turned DJ/Producer/Songwriter, Chris has an ear for detail and a drive that keeps him locked in the studio day and night. Since releasing music at the tender age of 16, Chris has landed tracks on compilations reaching the top 10 on iTunes and has been featured alongside artists such as Tiesto, Kaskade and more. He has reached #5 on Beatport’s Progressive House Charts as well as the top 100 overall, and his tracks have been featured on top blogs such as DJMAG Canada, Vibe Magazine, and Earmilk.

2016 has been a huge year for Chris so far as he teamed up with DJ duo Tritonal and the hard hitting Shanahan on the melodically euphoric track “This Is Love”, earlier this year. Having recently rolled out a fresh new look and a brand new “EMOTIONS” Podcast, Chris is looking forward to releasing an EP of the same name and his most recent labor of love, very soon. Keep your ears peeled and heart open for the sounds of EMOTIONS soon to come your way!

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OUT NOW: Adam K & Soha’s First Release Since 2013, ‘Never Coming Home’ Remix

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Legendary progressive house duo Adam K & Soha make their return with a stunning remix of ‘Never Coming Home’ by FWLR feat. Kinley. Complete with smooth bass lines and a melodic synth, complemented by Kinley’s soulful and soothing vocals, expect the classic euphoric Adam K & Soha sound that the world has come to love over the years. As the first release for the duo since 2013, ‘Never Coming Home’ is a beautiful product of the harmonious magic that takes place when Adam K & Soha join forces.

After partnering in 2006 and making their claim to fame with hits such as ‘Twilight’ and remixes of ‘4am’ and ‘Come Fly Away’, Adam K & Soha took a break in 2013 to pursue personal projects. The duo have since reunited and embarked on the REUNION tour after huge interest and demand by longtime fans. More tour dates are soon to be announced, as well as a multitude of new music releases and an upcoming EP. Stay updated on Adam K & Soha’s socials for more info!

CONNECT WITH ADAM K & SOHA:
Facebook: facebook.com/adamkandsoha
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/adamkandsoha
Instagram:instagram.com/adamkandsoha

Recreating A Classic With The Remix of Sylvia Tosun’s ‘Underlying Feeling’, OUT NOW

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New York chanteuse, Sylvia Tosun announced her arrival in 2008 with the original release of her ethereal and seductive masterwork, ‘Underlying Feeling’. Propelled by the stunning Adam K & Soha remix, the track became a global dance floor hit, spending four consecutive weeks in the Billboard Dance Club Play Top 10. It peaked at #8 on the Beatport Progressive House Chart and hit #1 on the DMC World, UK, UK Club, World Commercial and World House charts. Now, on Black Hole Recordings, ‘Underlying Feeling’ hits dancefloors once again, with brand new remixes from Veniice Adam Ellis, and Octave Up, as well as a newly remastered version of the classic Adam K & Soha remix.

Sylvia Tosun’s talent is undeniable. A winner of a coveted scholarship to the prestigious Juilliard School of Music in New York, her ability to write and sing with power and emotion struck a chord with dancefloors everywhere. Her track ‘An Angel’s Love’ is now recognised as a genuine trance classic and has been followed by a string of hits in this genre including, most recently, ‘Winterburn’ and ‘We Bring The Love’ with Andrew Rayel and ‘Believe In Everything’ with Talla, 2XLC & Binary Finary.

‘Underlying Feeling’ was the first collaboration between Sylvia Tosun and producer / songwriter, Anton Bass. Its success paved the way for the launch of their co-owned indie label, Sea To Sun Recordings, as well as an ongoing, nine year partnership which has produced many notable releases for Sylvia Tosun, as well as the promotion and development of numerous other artists. The original ‘Underlying Feeling’, a deep and sultry dance track, took inspiration from a dictionary definition of love, discovered by Tosun and Bass, that described ‘a sense of underlying oneness’.

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The 2016 remixes are sure to reignite this special track and introduce it to a new dancefloor generation. Split over two releases, first up is one of LA’s hottest new names, Veniice, whose recent single ‘Coming Undone’ saw support from Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten and many others. He takes a different direction with ‘Underlying Feeling’ delivering a fresh, new dance music sound; a sun-drenched remix that brings a new warmth to the original vocal. Combining influences from chillwave, ambient and tropical house, with sublime guitar soundscapes, the Veniice mix delivers a mature and unique sound, sureto gain much attention.

CONNECT WITH VENICE:
Facebook: facebook.com/VeniceEDM
Twitter: twitter.com/VeniceEDM
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/iloveVenice
Instagram: instagram.com/VeniceEDM
Snapchat: VeniceEDM

CONTEST: Paul van Dyk & Alex M.O.R.P.H., “We Are” (VANDIT)

The time is right to join together in peace and humanity. Trance titans Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Paul van Dyk want to see who you are!

It’s easy:
1) Take a pic or 6-second (max) video clip (sans audio)
2) Tag your media with the hashtag #WeAre
3) Upload to your socials….that’s it!

Paul van Dyk, Alex M.O.R.P.H. and VANDIT Records will track your posts and select one (1) winner in each of the following territories for a very special backstage meet-and-greet with PvD and M.O.R.P.H. at a show near you coming soon: 1) North America; 2) Europe & the UK; 3) Australia; 4) Asia; 5) South America; 6) South Africa.

Hurry! Contest ends at 11:59pm EDT September 12th, 2016.

The new single from Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Paul van Dyk, “We Are” (VANDIT) is out on September 2nd from the forthcoming studio album, Not All Superheroes Wear Capes (VANDIT).

*Legal disclaimer: Prizes do not include ground transportation or accommodations. You must be age 21+ to enter this contest. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

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