ICELAND’S SECRET SOLSTICE 2017 UNVEILS FIRST LINEUP FEATURING FOO FIGHTERS, THE PRODIGY, RICHARD ASHCROFT, AND MORE

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ICELAND’S SECRET SOLSTICE 2017 UNVEILS FIRST LINEUP FEATURING

FOO FIGHTERS, THE PRODIGY, RICHARD ASHCROFT, AND MORE

June 16-18, 2017

Reykjavik, Iceland

[YOUTUBE] SECRET SOLSTICE 2016 AFTERMOVIE – Watch here!

[YOUTUBE] SECRET SOLSTICE 2017 FIRST LINEUP – Watch here!

Secret Solstice 2016 | Courtesy of Secret Solstice

Iceland’s largest music festival Secret Solstice has been making waves since its first edition in 2014, with a concept that several media outlets have dubbed it “the world’s most unique music festival.” And now they’ve lifted the lid on their initial lineup announcement for their 4th edition in 2017, taking place in the capital city Reykjavik on June 16-18, 2017 during the epic summer solstice featuring 72 hours of sunlight.

Rock heavyweights Foo Fighters are part of an impressive bill of artists, also featuring UK electronic legends The Prodigy, as well as Richard Ashcroft, formerly of The Verve. Pharoahe Monch, Foreign Beggars, Dubfire, Novelist, Dusky, and many other electronic acts have also been announced, with Chicago house legend Kerri Chandler returning to the event for the third time in 2017.

Iceland’s own pool of stellar talent is very well represented as always, featuring the likes of Högni, Úlfur Úlfur, Amabadama, Emmsjé Gauti, GKR, Tiny, Aron Can, KSF, and Alvia Islandia.

A host of incredible dance music takeovers have also been announced, with Ibiza’s favorite party crew Circoloco,  Above & Beyond’s deep house imprint Anjunadeep, dancefloor collective Crew Love, ATG, and Dubfire’s SCI+TEC confirmed to be bringing their respective energies to party under Iceland’s midnight sun.

Set during Iceland’s summer solstice weekend, the sun will never fully set during Secret Solstice’s event weekend of June 16-18, 2017, due to Iceland’s close proximity to the Arctic Circle. Although quite normal for locals, this natural phenomenon provides an extremely unique backdrop that has foreigners flocking from around the world to experience.

For the second year in a row, Secret Solstice 2017 is one of the world’s only major music festivals to be certified CarbonNeutral®. This is largely due to the festival sourcing almost all of their power needs from 100% renewable geothermal energy, using hybrid vehicles provided by Toyota Iceland and offsetting the residual emissions through the purchase of high quality, verified carbon credits.

Secret Solstice’s airline partner WOW air flies direct to Iceland from almost all major destinations in Europe and North America, including the only direct flights to Iceland from Los Angeles and San Francisco. With one-way flights on sale at times from as little as $99 USD, there’s no reason not to skip home this summer and bask in 72 hours of never-ending daylight at Secret Solstice 2017.

Tickets to Secret Solstice’s fourth edition are on sale now via official ticketing partners Tix.is for a full 3-day event pass, with accommodation and ticket packages available from package partner Festicket.

The first lineup as it stands for Secret Solstice 2017 can be found below, with more acts scheduled to be announced soon.

SECRET SOLSTICE 2017 – FIRST LINEUP:
FOO FIGHTERS
THE PRODIGY
RICHARD ASHCROFT
DUBFIRE
PHAROAHE MONCH
FOREIGN BEGGARS
DUSKY
KERRI CHANDLER
RHYE
HÖGNI
KIASMOS
ÚLFUR ÚLFUR
SOUL CLAP
JOHN ACQUAVIVA
WOLF + LAMB
AMABADAMA
EMMSJÉ GAUTI
TANIA VULCANO
DROOG
YOTTO
NOVELIST
SOFFÍA BJÖRG
ARTWORK
KLOSE ONE
TINY
BENSOL
SHADES OF REYKJAVÍK
GKR
ARON CAN
DAVE
LORD PUSSWHIP
KRYSKO & GREG LORD [UK]
HILDUR
KSF
ALVIA ISLANDIA
SXSXSX
FOX TRAIN SAFARI
KILO
CAPTAIN SYRUP

+ More to be announced!

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Schimanski New Year’s Eve 2017 with Marcel Dettman | December 2016 Calendar

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NEW YEAR’S EVE 2017 with Berghain Resident DJ MARCEL DETTMAN
SCHIMANSKI DECEMBER 2016 DATES
December 2   Rebolledo, Trus’me, Tijana T
December 3   Studio Barnhus: Axel Boman b2b Kornel Kovacs
December 4   Gardens of God
December 8   James Zabiela
December 9   Monoloc
December 10  Ladyfag presents The Closet
December 16  Chez Damier, Randall M, Jesse Calosso
December 17  Future Disco x Let’s Play House: Derrick Carter, Museum of Love, Jacques Renault
December 23  Juan Atkins, Delano Smith, Pablo Romero b2b Simon Heyliger
December 30  TBA
December 31  Marcel Dettmann | New Year’s Eve 2017
Have a holly, jolly holiday this December with a stacked lineup at new hotspot Schimanski in the heart of Williamsburg. From Berlin to Brooklyn, things heat up with the announcement of Marcel Dettmann for the club’s debut New Year’s Eve. The highly respected German DJ and producer has long been recognized as one of the most influential proponents of contemporary techno. As resident DJ at the well-known, infamous Berlin nightclub Berghain, Dettmann has been on the cutting edge of nightlife and it’s a significant clubbing coup to have this international techno ambassador ring in the New Year here in Brooklyn.
Marcel Dettmann has recently mixed the latest edition of the highly respected ‘DJ-Kicks’ compilation series. Over 19 tracks, Dettmann reveals multiple new original productions; most notably a collaboration with Levon Vincent, ‘Can You See It’. Dettmann also collaborates with MDR affiliate Wincent Kunth on ’Possible Step’. In addition to five brand new original Dettmann remixes and edits, there’s an unreleased remix of Marcel’s ‘Let’s Do It’ from Ostgut Ton labelmate Rolando. Designed to be enjoyed by both the critics and more casual listeners, this mix is the latest in a long series of lifetime achievements over the course of Dettmann’s career – and with so many new unreleased original Marcel Dettmann productions included, this is a landmark release for the producer. Listen now on Spotify or Apple Music.
The rest of the month features house music mavens like Trus’meStudio Barnhus co-founders Axel Boman and Kornel Kovacs, and legendary Chicago stalwart Derrick Carter. The latter will headline the Future Disco Night in conjunction with Let’s Play House featuring Museum of Love (comprised of LCD Soundsystem drummer Pat Mahoney together with Dennis McNany) and Jacques Renault. On the techier side of things Schimanksi brings you – technical wizard and prodigy James Zabiela, leftfield techno auteur Monoloc on the heels of the release of his second album, ‘The Untold Way’ on Dystopian, plus Detroit techno pioneer Juan Atkins, along with Delano Smith. Always adding a lot of color and late-night sparkle, NYC party personality Ladyfag presents The Closet – guaranteed to be as daring as the nightlife sorceress herself. All leading up to the grand finale end to 2016 with Marcel Dettmann bringing his brand of pure techno to herald the start of 2017.
Schimanski
54 North 11th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Advance tickets available here!
For more info, go to: www.schimanskinyc.com
#schimanskinyc

The House of Yes Xmas Spectacular: Home For The Holidays – 6th Annual Christmas Variety Extravaganza Running Dec 16-22

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December 16-22
The House of Yes Xmas Spectacular: Home For The Holidays*

Directed by Anya Sapozhnikova & Kae Burke

The Sixth Annual Christmas Variety Extravaganza Returns for a Raunchy Intergalactic Circus Spectacle Featuring the House of Yes Co-Founders
(*not suitable for children)

“House of Yes is quite possibly the city’s most aptly named venue, because “yes!” is exactly what you want to scream when you walk in the door.”USA Today

Doors 7pm | Show 8pm

Xmas Spectacular at House of Yes 2015 | Photo Credit: Todd Seelie

This holiday season, Bushwick’s incredible performance space House of Yes once again welcomes back a special edition of its sixth annual Xmas Spectacular: Home For The Holidays, an immersive engagement of six performances running from December 16-22. Starring Anya Sapozhnikova and Kae Burke as themselves; the co-founders and co-creative directors of House of Yes, alongside a cast of 22 talented performers specializing in aerial, circus, dancing and mind boggling theatrics, the House of Yes Xmas Spectacular is set to be a holiday theatrical extravaganza like no other.

The Xmas Spectacular will follow House of Yes heroines Anya and Kae as they try to make it back to their home planet for Christmas before getting lost in an intergalactic void. Much like Dorothy’s adventures on the yellow brick road, Anya and Kae find themselves hitchhiking across the galaxy trying to make it home in a meteorite blizzard, come face to face with festive characters throughout their journey including: Misfit Drag Queens, Reindeer and Pain-deer, Venus Fly Traps, Santercize Instructors, North Pole Dancers, an alien Father Christmas, Santa Klaus Nomi, Baby Jesus herself and plenty more unearthly surprises. Featuring a variety of jaw-dropping aerial extravaganzas, an original live score mashed up with Christmas classics like Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” choreographed dance numbers and choirs, this adult Christmas show is raunchy, absurd and hilarious in a way that only a House of Yes performance can be.

Complementing the full scale production, ticket holders will also be able to shop at the outer-space gift shop whilst sipping and nibbling on egg-nog and cookies, get their picture taken on Santa’s lap at the Holiday Photo Booth, and take in immersive intermission entertainment. For those wanting to get closer to the action and snag one of the 25 front row reserved seats up for grabs whilst indulging in a specialty House of Yes Christmas Cheers Elixir, VIP passes are available for purchase through Eventbrite. All Home For The Holidays ticket holders are welcome to stick around after the show and gain automatic entry to the following event that night.

Advance general admission tickets $35 and VIP passes $50 and more information available on Eventbrite.

Xmas Spectacular: Home For The Holidays show dates (doors at 7pm | show at 8pm):
  • Friday December 16
  • Saturday December 17
  • Monday December 19
  • Tuesday December 20
  • Wednesday December 21
  • Thursday December 22

December 16-22 2016
Xmas Spectacular: Home For The Holidays
Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm
21+
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237
www.houseofyes.org

Xmas Spectacular at House of Yes 2015 | Photo Credit: Todd Seelie

Xmas Spectacular at House of Yes 2015 | Photo Credit: Andrew T Foster

@HouseofYesNYC

About House of Yes:
House of Yes opened its third iteration in Bushwick at the beginning of 2016 to become a beacon of NYC nightlife after shuttering its doors too soon in East Williamsburg three years ago. Original partners Anya Sapozhnikova and Kae Burke, teamed up with Ilan Telmont and Justin Ahiyon to build out the best venue ever with a little help from their friends, seeding a Kickstarter campaign for $92,340 (original goal: $60,000). The space includes an art-deco restaurant parlor, a spectacularly decorated warehouse-sized performance space, a courtyard with kitschy repurposed decor, and a clandestine mini-club. House of Yes is now the home of circus spectacles, immersive cinema, burlesque and cabaret shows, aerial extravaganzas, nightlife parties, morning raves, brunch, BBQs, and bubble baths, all with superior sound and exemplary service. Each night is specially curated to create an immersive experience with music, theatrics, and performances to titillate the senses and expand your mind, unlike any other venue in Brooklyn right now.

The BPM Festival 10th Anniversary: YA’AH MUUL Full Lineups & The BPM Festival Official Documentary: Dancing In Paradise (trailer)

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The BPM Festival 10th Anniversary

30 Showcases, January 7 & 14 YA’AH MUUL I & II Full Lineups
Plus, The BPM Festival Official Documentary: Dancing In Paradise (trailer)

January 6-15, 2017
Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico
www.thebpmfestival.com

[YouTube] The BPM Festival Official Documentary: Dancing In Paradise – Watch trailer here!
[SoundCloud] The BPM Festival Podcast 048 – #Octopus100 – Sian – Listen here

3-Day Opening & Closing Weekend | 7-Day | 10-Day festival passes on sale now while supplies last
www.thebpmfestival.com/tickets

Carl Cox at Blue Parrot | The BPM Festival 2015
Photo credit: aLIVE Coverage for TheBPMFestival.com

After making waves amongst the dance music community with the announcement of its Phase 1 artist lineup that featured over 100 of the world’s finest DJs accompanied by its first twenty showcases made up of some of the most respected labels and party brands, The BPM Festival welcomes ten additional showcases for its 2017 tenth anniversary edition in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, taking place January 6-15, 2017.

With the highly anticipated return of its signature event YA’AH MUUL, The BPM Festival doubles down with two spectacular parties for their celebrated festival within a festival. For opening weekend, Mixmag presents YA’AH MUUL I on Saturday, January 7 with Carl Cox, Art Department, Steve Lawler, Victor Calderone, Shaun Reeves, and Acid Mondays on the Main Stage while the Warung Stage features D’Julz, Chaim, Francesca Lombardo, Renato Ratier, Albuquerque, Conti & Leo Janeiro. For closing weekend, The BPM Festival presents YA’AH MUUL II on Saturday, January 14 with a turbocharged 3-way Seth Troxler b2b The Martinez Brothers b2b Loco Dice, along with Guy Gerber, Kenny Glasgow, Lauren Lane, Nitin, Bas Ibellini, Rony Seikaly, Caleb Calloway, The Mekanism, George Stavro, and Who.

With 30 showcases announced so far with many more to come, the 10 newly announced showcases include: the BPM debut of supergroup Better Lost Than Stupid composed of Davide Squillace, Martin Buttrich and Matthias Tanzmann, UK duo Dusky with their signature event Dusky Presents, Carl Cox’s authoritative underground imprint Intec, the return of party brand and record label Kaluki, Marco Bailey’s techno-focused party MATERIA, catz ‘n dogz Polish imprint Pets Recordings, Lee Foss’ out-of-this-world party series and record label Repopulate Mars, Riva Starr’s house heavy label SNATCH!, Diynamic Music chief Solomun with his famed Solomun +1 party concept, and Coyu’s cat-loving, reputable Spanish label Suara.

Commemorating the festival’s decade long rise to prominence and influential stature within the global festival circuit – Mixmag, Handlebar Films, and Bud Light Mexico present the trailer for The BPM Festival Official Documentary: Dancing in Paradise. The full length documentary film will highlight the festival’s history and meteoric rise to being one the world’s most important dance music events in the world that establishes the tone for the remainder of the year over the last decade. A Handlebar Films production directed by Kevin MacKenzie, the film features interviews and behind-the-scenes views with festival directors and staff, Rafael Castro Castro, former Playa del Carmen Mayor and the Secretario General of the Municipio of Solidaridad at the time of filming, Director of Bud Light Mexico Nicolas Mamboury, and a worldwide palette of BPM artists including Apollonia, Boris, Cassy, Chus & Ceballos, Coyu, Danny Tenaglia, Dubfire, Dusky, Ellen Allien, Gorgon City, Hector, John Digweed, Lauren Lane, Nicole Moudaber, Richie Hawtin, Robbie Akbal, Solomun, Stacey Pullen, Steve Lawler, and more as they examine the cultural connection and parallel development within this historic region and the impact the festival has had on the music scene in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and beyond. The film will premiere during The BPM Festival 2017 with a free screening for fans and exclusive screening for industry & media presented by Mixmag.

The BPM Festival passes (3, 7, and 10-day) are on sale now while supplies last via www.thebpmfestival.com/tickets.

Mixmag presents YA’AH MUUL I – Saturday, January 7, 2017 
CARL COX
ART DEPARTMENT
STEVE LAWLER
VICTOR CALDERONE
SHAUN REEVES
ACID MONDAYS

Warung Stage
D’JULZ
CHAIM
FRANCESCA LOMBARDO
RENATO RATIER
ALBUQUERQUE
CONTI & LEO JANEIRO
The Jungle
Juarez Avenue, past Ave 115
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
10pm-6am

Tickets available here

YA’AH MUUL II – Sunday, January 14, 2017 
SETH TROXLER B2B THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS B2B LOCO DICE
GUY GERBER

KENNY GLASGOW
LAUREN LANE
NITIN
BAS IBELLINI
RONY SEIKALY
CALEB CALLOWAY
THE MEKANISM
GEORGE STAVRO
WHO

The Jungle
Juarez Avenue, past Ave 115
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
10pm-6am
Tickets available here

The BPM Festival 2017 Announced Showcases (*Newly announced / 30 to date)
January 6  ANTS
January 6  Knee Deep In Sound
*January 6  MATERIA
*January 6  Pets Recordings
January 7  All Day I Dream
January 7  Mixmag presents YA’AH MUUL I
January 7  Kingdom
*January 7  Better Lost Than Stupid
*January 8  Suara
January 8  Music On
January 9  Music On
January 9  Keinemusik
*January 9  Intec
*January 9  Repopulate Mars
January 10  Diynamic in the Jungle
January 10  Transmit vs Tronic
*January 10  Dusky Presents
*January 10  Kaluki
January 11  Apollonia All Day Long
*January 11  SNATCH!
January 12  Paradise
January 12  Stereo Productions
January 12  [a:rpia:r]
January 13  SCI+TEC
January 13  Warriors
January 13  Octopus Recordings
*January 13  Solomun + 1
January 14  Nicole Moudaber presents MOOD
January 14  RUMORS
January 14  Vatos Locos
January 14  YA’AH MUUL II
January 15  elrow

+ Many more to be announced!

For more info, go to www.thebpmfestival.com.

@thebpmfestival

 
About The BPM Festival
The BPM Festival is an annual ten day and night electronic music festival, founded by Craig Pettigrew and Philip Pulitano, held in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. BPM, which stands for “Bartenders, Promoters, Musicians” was created as a post-New Year’s gathering of industry professionals and has grown to a  70,000+ global gathering of DJs, producers, revelers and industry professionals; a must for any music lover with a discerning taste for quality underground dance music.  BPM parties are hosted both day and night at multiple venues in Playa Del Carmen, a picturesque beach town that runs along miles of soft white sand beaches and sparkling turquoise waters on the Mayan Riviera. The town offers a variety of luxurious and affordable boutique hotels and condos, and endless options for dining and tourism, including: ancient Mayan ruins, cenotes, aquatic sports and ecotourism.
In 2013, The BPM Festival won ‘International Festival’ from the DJ Awards in Ibiza and in 2016 was nominated by International Dance Music Awards for ‘Best Music Event’ for a third year in a row, as well as “Festival of the Year” at the first ever Electronic Music Awards & Foundation. In addition, The BPM Festival won “Best Festival” in the EMPO Awards in 2015 with a nomination in 2016. Now embarking on its tenth year, The BPM Festival continues to be a dance music lover’s tropical paradise and the perfect winter getaway.

House of Yes presents Discotechnique: The White Party this Thanksgiving Weekend

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Saturday, November 26
House of Yes presents Discotechnique: The White Party 

Secret Guest Headliner plus Paul Raffaele, David Kiss, DJ Bruce & Blu Detiger

An All White Costume Disco Party Dedicated In Memory to NYC Clubbing Pioneer and Legend RIP David Mancuso

FREE BEFORE 11PM With Eventbrite RSVP
Tickets + RSVP Info
10pm-4am

Photo Credit: David Cova | House of Yes

House of Yes once again welcomes back the return of Discotechnique for a night of total disco fever FREE before 11pm with Eventbrite RSVP with their White Party edition on Saturday, November 26. Together with a stellar local lineup, the night will be dedicated in memory to NYC club pioneer and legend David Mancuso and will feature a special guest headliner that is often referred to as one of his proteges. Alongside an all New York lineup, the night will be filled with unique and funky beats synonymous with the Golden Era of nightlife. Accompanying the disco tunes will be the jaw-dropping aerial entertainment partygoers have come to know and love at House of Yes.Upon arrival guests will be bedazzled by pearly white decor, glistening mirror balls, soaring neon-illuminated trapeze swings, and hidden surprises derived from David Mancuso’s world famous The Loft parties. To guarantee entry, partygoers are expected to come dressed in all white attire in order to contribute to the opulent atmosphere that will ooze elegance while staying true to the 70s glamorous disco style that emphasizes clean lines and bright looks.

As one of House of Yes’ most popular monthly parties, previous installments of Discotechnique have featured themes like ‘All Gold ‘and ‘Filthy Rich’ and have been headlined by DJ legends such as Studio 54’s Nicky Siano and New York City nightclub stalwart Cosmo Baker, expect the perfect soundtrack from an influential figure that helped shaped New York City’s clubbing and dance music community. Joining the surprise guest will be NYC dance music staple Paul Raffaele, local Brooklyn favorite David Kiss, New York via Philadelphia native DJ Bruce, and multi-instrumentalist Blu Detiger.
DJ Lineup:
$15-$25 Advance tickets and more information on FREE entry before 11pm available on Eventbrite.

Saturday, November 26 2016
Discotechnique: The White Party
10pm-4am, 21+
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237
www.houseofyes.org

About House of Yes:
House of Yes opened its third iteration in Bushwick at the beginning of 2016 to become a beacon of NYC nightlife after shuttering its doors too soon in East Williamsburg three years ago. Original partners Anya Sapozhnikova and Kae Burke, teamed up with Ilan Telmont and Justin Ahiyon to build out the best venue ever with a little help from their friends, seeding a Kickstarter campaign for $92,340 (original goal: $60,000). The space includes an art-deco restaurant parlor, a spectacularly decorated warehouse-sized performance space, a courtyard with kitschy repurposed decor, and a clandestine mini-club. House of Yes is now the home of circus spectacles, immersive cinema, burlesque and cabaret shows, aerial extravaganzas, nightlife parties, morning raves, brunch, BBQs, and bubble baths, all with superior sound and exemplary service. Each night is specially curated to create an immersive experience with music, theatrics, and performances to titillate the senses and expand your mind, unlike any other venue in Brooklyn right now.