Porter Robinson on His 2015 Festival Return

THUMP presents
Porter Robinson on His 2015 Festival Return

After taking a year off to focus on his debut album, Worlds, Porter Robinson is returning to festival stages across the world — including Coachella these next two weekends, and Mysteryland in New York in May — this time on his own terms. When he stops by the THUMP Miami Beach House, the DJ/producer talks about who he’s looking forward to seeing (Lil’ B, Skrillex) and what he’s playing (all his original material) as he reclaims his spot on the main stage. Also discussed: how he’s coping with his newfound fame. “Any zany moment that I have is gonna turn into a Tumblr GIF,” Robinson says. Well, you can’t say he wasn’t warned.
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Verboten Announces ‘The Resistance’ Membership Program



In honor of their one year anniversary, Verboten is launching The Resistance, a free membership program to reward faithful Verboten clubgoers. Sign up online for reduced admission to club nights or events, access to special offers, purchase rewards and members-only events. No more scrambling for guestlists each week; simply show your card at the door when you arrive.
Get rewarded for your love of music at what THUMP calls “Williamsburg’s underground mecca.”  As an added bonus, sign up this week to receive FREE admission to Verboten this Friday April 3 or Saturday April 4.
Join The Resistance at VerbotenNY.com/JoinTheResistance

54 North 11th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
About Verboten
Verboten is a leader in the New York underground dance music scene: booking, producing and promoting house music and techno parties at a variety of clubs, boats, festivals and music conferences. Verboten was founded by Jen Schiffer and John Perez with the goal to bring high quality production, exceptional customer service and the best international DJ talent to an eclectic crowd of discerning music fans. Recently voted “Best Dance Club” in Village Voice’s 2014 Best of NYC Readers’ Poll,in 2012 Verboten was also voted ‘Best Party’ in Time Out New York, ‘Best Promoter’ for Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards, and nominated for ‘Best Event Promoter’ in 2013′s International Dance Music Awards. In summer 2013 Verboten hosted its inaugural summer event series StageONE on the East River waterfront and it opened its eponymous new nightclub in the heart of Williamsburg in spring 2014.

Nicole Moudaber Announces North American Spring Tour

Nicole Moudaber Announces North American Spring Tour
Featured in Billboard’s “15 Female DJs You Need to Know Now” – Billboard

Nicole Moudaber is all systems go with the announcement of her fast-approaching spring tour throughout North America. Selected as one of Billboard’s15 Female DJs You Need to Know Now”, Nicole will bring her dark blend of tribal-infused techno featuring intoxicating vocals and pulsating bass-lines to clubs and festivals all summer long.
Following a massive Miami Music Week, Nicole launches her North American tour in Canada with stops at Aries Music Festival and Toronto’s Coda, followed by an open-to-close set at Output in Brooklyn this Saturday, and ending the Easter weekend with a special closing back-to-back set with dance music legend Danny Tenaglia at the 20th edition of Montreal’s Bal En Blanc. Heading into Memorial Day Weekend, Nicole plays the historic ‘69 Woodstock grounds at Mysteryland USA, as well as Detroit’s Movement Festival in the birthplace of techno.
Her label MOOD Record’s upcoming release MOOD 021 ‘Her Dub Material’ EP is out May 11th with an accompanying tour to be announced. This summer will also bring debut EP ‘Why Are You Laughing’ from Skin. The first single will be a collaboration with Nicole entitled “Someone Like You” with an accompanying video that will be shot in Berlin this spring.


During her recent visit to Miami, Nicole celebrated the one-year anniversary of her weekly radio show ‘In The Mood’ at her sold out MoodDAY party at The Raleigh Hotel. Featuring special guest appearances by techno royalty Carl Cox, Danny Tenaglia, Chris Liebing, and more, the show was broadcasted across thirty-eight FM stations worldwide as well as Mixlr.com. Nicole closed out the party playing through a Miami-sunset with a special b2b set with New York DJ legend Victor Calderone. The beats continued at MoodNIGHT where Nicole played alongside fellow collaborator Skin to another sold out crowd. Nicole continues to elevate her career into the techno elite.

Nicole Moudaber North America Tour Dates
April 2 London, ON @ London Music Hall
April 3 Toronto, ON @ Coda
April 4 Brooklyn, NY @ Output
April 5 Montreal, QC @ Bal en Blanc – b2b with Danny Tenaglia
May 22 San Diego, CA @ Bang Bang
May 23 Dallas, TX @ It’ll Do
May 24 Bethel, NY @ Mysteryland USA – Drumcode stage
May 25 Detroit, MI @ Movement Festival
May 28 San Francisco, CA @ Harlot – BASE
May 29 El Paso TX @ 301
June 13 Chicago, IL @ Spring Awakening

(Nicole Moudaber b2b Victor Calderone at MoodDAY, Miami Music Week 2015 | Photo credit: Danilo Lewis)

Balance presents Fur Coat (Balance Music/North American Release Date: May 26)

Balance presents Fur Coat
+ Worldwide Spring Tour Dates
(Balance Music/North American Release Date: May 26)
[SoundCloud] Balance presents Fur Coat (Preview Edit) - Listen here 

However you choose to describe riveting Venezuelan-born, Barcelona-based duo Fur Coat’s style, there’s no denying that theirs is very much the sound of now. Fusing bold, dramatic synth lines with heady atmospherics and rhythms that seamlessly blend the organic and electronic, they have won fans far and wide with their releases on Crosstown Rebels, Hot Creations, Culprit, Get Physical, My Favorite Robot and BPitch Control. Debuting at #66 in Resident Advisor’s Top 100 DJs Poll last year, they are an ever-growing force to be reckoned with.

Their mix for Balance is their first official compilation. “We had a very clear idea of what we wanted to do”, they say of their game plan. “We wanted a timeless mix that you can put in your car, listen at home, or any place that you want, having a story being told in an hour or so. It’s that kind of music that has no expiry date. We mixed the compilation live in Barcelona, at Israel’s house, with TRAKTOR and an Allen and Heath mixer. We really wanted to have that DJ feeling, the actual feeling of it being mix; not just dropping the tracks on Ableton and mapping automations.”

We begin in deep and mysterious fashion with the throbbing beats of Mathew Jonson and The Mole and the spooky afro-tech of Masomenos, before Patlac’s soaring riffs deliver the first inklings of what’s to come. Âme’s classic Akabu remix sends the mix into spine-tingling overdrive, with Chardronnet vs Afrilounge in hot pursuit, injecting deep techno rhythms and textures into the proceedings. Francesca Lombardo’s “Perseidi” plunges us into a more hypnotic place, teeing up Radio Slave’s incessant Tokyo Black Star remix and more introspective, subtle material from Cesare vs Disorder and Luke Slater.

Efdemin’s remix of Simon Flower’s Phosphenes continues this delve into the deepest reaches of Fur Coat’s record box – all throbbing low end and mind-bending slivers of sound. Fur Coat’s exclusive “Monday” – made especially for this compilation – brings the mix out of its depths next with bold lead lines, twinkling arps and plump bass toms. Agoria’s haunting Metronomy remix increases the tension, segueing into the mesmerising melodies of Fur Coat’s now-classic U Turn.

The grunting synths of Roman Flügel’s “OTH” provide some relief from the tense feel, before Malandra Jr’s “Infinity” brings back the brooding feel. DJ Koze’s “Mariposa” provides the perfect foil to its predecessor, maintaining a sense of majesty while bringing the energy down to a simmering level. Barnt’s tough-edged, industrious remix of Michael Mayer’s “Voigt Kampff Test” brings the mix to a rousing close with an eerie melody and swathes of fizzing white noise.

“We hope that people look back as one of their favorite Balance mixes”, say the duo. “Something they want to still keep on playing, no matter when the music is from. Just one of those mixes it’s always great to play.” They have truly succeeded in their goal, creating a very cohesive listen that at once manages to sound both contemporary and classic.

Balance presents Fur Coat Tracklisting

1. Tobias – If (Mathew Jonson & The Mole Remix)
2. Masomenos – Post Communism in Casablanca
3. Embassy of Joy – Addiction (Patlac Remix)
4. Akubu – Phuture Bound (Âme Remix)
5. Chardronnet vs Afrilounge – Morning Poem ft. Phetote The Poet
6. Francesca Lombardo – Perseidi
7. Tokyo Black Star – Caballero (Radio Slave´s Innervision Remix)
8. Cesare vs Disorder – Monasterio
9. Slam – Visual Capture (Luke Slater Remix)
10. Simon Flower – Phosphenes (Efdemin Remix)
11. Fur Coat - Monday *
12. Metronomy – Love Letters (Agoria Remix)
13. Fur Coat – U Turn
14. Roman Flügel – O.T.H.
15. Malandra Jr – Infinity
16. DJ Koze – Mariposa
17. Michael Mayer- Voigt Kampff Test (Barnt Remix)
Denotes exclusive track
Fur Coat Worldwide Spring Tour Dates
April 4 Alicante, Spain @ Metro Dance Club
April 5 Manchester, England @ S2S Festival
April 11 Lommel, Belgium @ Daydream Festival
April 11 Gent, Belgium @ Decadence
April 18 Bari, Italy @ Reset Club
April 19 St. Julian’s, Malta @ The Playground
April 25 Zurich, Switzerland @ Cafe Gold
April 26 Groningen, Netherlands @ Paradigm
April 26 Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Toffler
April 27 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ King’s Day Festival
April 27 Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Tech040
May 2 London, England @ Fabric
May 9 Paris, France @ Marvellous Island Festival
May 10 Madrid, Spain @ Replay
May 16 Montreal, QC @ Stereo *
May 17 Toronto, ON @ Red *
May 23 Vancouver, BC @ Gorg-O-Mish After Hours *
May 24 Bradley, CA @ Lightning in a Bottle Festival *
*North America Tour Dates
Balance presents Fur Coat Release Dates


Mysteryland USA Announces Friday Artist Lineup


Mysteryland USA Announces Friday Artist Lineup

Exclusive Day Time & Night Time Parties Take Place May 22 at Mysteryland USA’s Holy Ground Campgrounds


Mysteryland USA is excited to announce the artist lineup for its Friday opening parties held exclusively for Holy Ground campers on May 22. The day time party will bring Fool’s Gold boss A-Trak, Miami-based globetrotters GTA, and Brazilian bass duo Tropkillazto the newly expanded Camping Circus stage from 2 pm until sunset. The night time party kicks off with techno legend Richie Hawtin, deep house and techno visionary Maceo Plex, and Ovum Recordings head Josh Wink keeping campers dancing until 2 am. Don’t miss this special party with some of the world’s best electronic music artists bringing campers together to kick off an incredible Memorial Day Weekend on the historic Woodstock ’69 festival grounds.
Meanwhile, Mysteryland’s new outdoor camping stage The Pineapple Paradise makes its debut, bringing an “anything goes” ethos to set the tone for the festival on Friday only. Hosted by New York locals Brunch Bounce, the stage lineup features Adamboy, ARQ, DJ Schoolboy, EauxZown, Fight Clvb, Irv!, Klep One, Mixa, Nadus, and Swizzymack playing 2 pm to 2 am. The BangOn! NYC bus will make its Mysteryland return for the weekend, this time expanded to three art cars with The Golden Pony, Dirty Looks, Real Eyes and Tribes DJ’s, as well as host an intimate silent disco on Saturday and Sunday nights..
Saturday and Sunday mornings in the Camping Circus will see restorative Yoga sessions bringing together mind, body and music from 8am to 9am. The Breakfast Club, the brand new daily pre-party from 11 am to 2 pm, extends the weekend experience for Mysteryland campers. The Breakfast Club will be hosted by Saved By The 90′s playing live performances of all your favorite 90s hits to go along with mimosas, bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches and more. With an official 2015 theme of “Camp DoYaWannaDance,” Holy Ground is inspired by old school summer camps with classic games (giant drinking Jenga, Connect Four), hamster ball soccer, bounce house dodge ball and a 20-foot inflatable slide, promising to make the camping experience an unforgettable one.
Throughout Memorial Day weekend, Mysteryland will host a plethora of world-class talent, including live performances from Empire of the Sun, Porter Robinson, Netsky, Bob Moses, Guti, Benoit & Sergio and KiNK, and stages presented by Matthew Dear and his Subversions family, Adam Beyer and his Drumcode label, Bro Safari’s Animal House, New York nightlife leaders Verboten and Webster Hall — plus many more.
Mysteryland USA 2015 tickets and camping are availablehere, while supplies last. Holy Ground camping is close to 90% sold out, Friendship camping is 100% sold out! Bring your own tent, or check out the multiple luxury Holy Ground camping options at mysteryland.us.
Weekend and day express shuttle passes from New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, JFK, and LGA  are available at mysteryland.busbank.com.
Single day tickets go on sale Monday, April 6. Payment plans are available for all ticket types, including single day tickets.
Download Mysteryland USA press photos here.
Aerial view of Mysteryland USA | Photo Credit: Joey Timmer
Aerial view of Holy Ground Campgrounds | Photo Credit: Andrew Rauner for Mysteryland.us
Festival information
Mysteryland USA
May 22-25, 2015
Memorial Day Weekend 2015
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Bethel, New York
21+ festival
Watch the trailer here!