Mysteryland Announces 2015 Music, Culture & Art Curators

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Mysteryland Announces 2015 Music, Culture & Art Curators
The festival’s second edition expands to include music, culture and arts curated by top tastemakers including Verboten, Webster Hall, Adam Beyer’s Drumcode, Jamie Jones’ Paradise, French Express, BangOn! NYC, Q-dance and more
[YouTube] Mysteryland USA 2015 Curator Announcement (Trailer) – watch here!
Pre-sale tickets go on sale December 4 at 10AM (EST) – Register at Mysteryland.us
The pre-sale for MasterCard cardholders begins December 3 at 10AM (EST)
General on sale begins December 5 at 10AM (EST) at Mysteryland.us
May 22-24, 2015
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Bethel, NY

Mysteryland is proud to announce collaborations with cutting-edge curators, artists, and performers from New York City and beyond, who will bring their diverse expertise in music, culture and art to Mysteryland’s second edition at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts over Memorial Day Weekend 2015. The first wave of curators includes Verboten, Webster Hall, Adam Beyer’s Drumcode, Jamie Jones’ Paradise, French Express, Q-Dance, BangOn! NYC, and many more, with the full music lineup to be released in the new year.

Music

Mysteryland pays an homage to the rich New York music scene, with distinct areas hosted by its forward-thinking nightclubs, party series and record labels. Verboten is a Brooklyn-based nightclub and leader in the New York underground dance music scene, also bringing its popular weekly Zeitgeist series showcasing indie dance and nu-disco music to the festival. Declared by Prince as “the best stage in NYC,” Webster Hall has been, for over 128 years, a focal point of culture, celebration and freedom and will be inviting the most current names in dance music to Mysteryland.

A stage will also be hosted by Swedish techno titan, Adam Beyer, and his label, Drumcode, which cuts through the noise of the electronic music scene with each release — reaffirming the label’s mission to deliver straightforward unpretentious dance music. One of techno’s biggest stars, Jamie Jones will bring his globally recognized Paradise party, featuring his signature groove as well as a spectacular roster of guests. Meanwhile, the celebrated French Express record label has been pumping out rhythmic house tunes since 2010.

Returning is Q-dance, creating exceptional experiences for a dedicated community devoted to their passion of hard electronic dance music, and making the first stop of their 2015 North America tour. The overwhelmingly popular bass stage The Boat also returns to Mysteryland 2015 with a brand new design, always focusing on all types of bass music with a very special closing slot.  And of course, Mysteryland unveils a brand new mainstage, featuring a lineup of the world’s top headlining artists. The full line-up will be released in the new year.

Over at Holy Ground camping, Mysteryland introduces a new outdoor camping stage dubbed “Pineapple Paradise,” embracing the “anything goes” ethos — you never know what to expect! Also new is The Breakfast Club: daily morning pre-parties in the Camping Circus held exclusively for Holy Ground campers, hosted by ‘Saved By The 90’s, a retro concept from the Bayside Tigers who will bring DJs, live music, and more to the grounds. Returning is the BangOn! NYC bus and of course, the Camping Circus.

Culture

Mysteryland continues its reputation as one of the world’s most groundbreaking festivals, aiming to create a community that allows fans to come together to discover new boundaries and means of self-expression through diverse settings celebrating culture and art. New additions for 2015 include ‘Owari No Nai’, a mysterious concept by the Amsterdam creative collective which brought the popular Sin Salida experience last year, featuring a Japanese land filled with Geisha girls, sake and more. Verboten also brings its Culture series, which includes Deep House Yoga classes, trivia nights, burlesque shows, and art exhibitions from popular and upcoming artists.

Art
Mysteryland’s 2015 arts program will be curated by Kevin Balktick, who will showcase the brightest imaginations in New York and beyond. Kevin Balktick is a Brooklyn-based creative director and event producer who has been organizing art and culture experiments for nearly ten years. Mysteryland is excited to engage with New York’s artistic communities and give them a place to play and share their work.

Artists can learn more about how to participate in Mysteryland at Mysteryland.us

Tickets
Pre-sale tickets for Mysteryland USA 2015 go on sale December 4, 2014 at 10AM (EST)
Fans who are MasterCard cardholders can access the exclusive MasterCard Only Sale on December 3rd at 10AM (EST).
Both pre-sales offer ticket buyers the guaranteed lowest price tier on all available tickets.
Access the pre-sale registration via Mysteryland.us
General on-sale begins December 5, 2014 at 10AM (EST) at Mysteryland.us
Mysteryland has partnered with U.S. ticketing agency Flavorus for the pre- and general on-sale. Mysteryland is a 21+ festival.
MysterylandUSA2015_Curators

Festival information
Mysteryland
May 22-24, 2015
Memorial Day Weekend 2015
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Bethel, New York
21+ festival
About Mysteryland 
Mysteryland dates back to 1993 and is now the world’s longest-running dance festival. With a clear focus on culture, art, talent, creativity and sustainability, the festival takes visitors to inspiring and surprising worlds where literally anything is possible. The first international edition of Mysteryland was held in Chile in 2011. In May of 2014, Mysteryland made its USA debut at the site of the legendary 1969 Woodstock Festival and now returns for its second edition. Mysteryland is an ID&T concept.  ID&T is an SFX Entertainment Inc. company.

Mysteryland USA Returns To Original Woodstock Site Memorial Day Weekend 2015

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MYSTERYLAND USA RETURNS TO ORIGINAL WOODSTOCK SITE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2015
The festival’s second edition features new and improved Holy Ground camping
Pre-sale tickets go on sale December 4 10AM (EST) – Register at Mysteryland.us
The pre-sale for MasterCard cardholders begins December 3 10AM (EST)
General on sale begins December 5 10AM (EST) at Mysteryland.us
May 22-24, 2015
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Bethel, NY

After making a historic U.S. debut last year, the celebrated Mysteryland festival returns in 2015 for its second edition at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, New York, the site of the legendary 1969 Woodstock festival and just a two hour drive away from New York City. Mysteryland is the longest running electronic music, culture and arts festival in the world, active since 1993 with international editions in Chile, the Netherlands and the United States. Taking place over Memorial Day Weekend 2015, Mysteryland’s second installment will expand to present an even more immersive festival experience, starting with new and improved campgrounds with increased capacity and camping options, plus more musical programming to offer campground visitors a full three-day festival experience.

Diversity

Mysteryland aims to create a diverse global community of creative, free-spirited fans coming together in the most inspiring natural landscapes to celebrate, explore and discover new boundaries in the ever-evolving electronic music culture. To achieve this goal, Mysteryland collaborates with the cutting-edge curators, artists, and performers of all genres who personify New York City’s cultural sounds and mediums of self-expression. The first wave of Mysteryland 2015’s music, culture and art curators will be released in the coming weeks.

Holy Ground Camping

To create an even better camping experience, Mysteryland 2015 adds a new outdoor camping stage dubbed “The Pineapple Paradise” in addition to the return of the Camping Circus and BangOn! bus, for a total of three Holy Ground stages. An exclusive pre-festival kick-off party for Holy Ground campers will take place on Friday, May 22, 2015 from 2PM – 2AM, for a total of 12 hours of music, art and revelry. Additionally, opening parties called “The Breakfast Club” will kick off each day of the festival starting at 11AM to lengthen the weekend festival experience for all Holy Ground campers.

Mysteryland 2015 will also feature expanded Holy Ground camping grounds with increased capacity and more visitor facilities such as showers and restrooms. Free water stations will be available, providing hydration to campers, and gravel roads will be put in place as part of the festival’s mud-prevention operations. A revamped Plaza Central, the beating heart of the camping grounds, will expand to feature additional food and beverage options, plus more markets and outdoor and indoor seating.

With last year’s Holy Ground camping tickets selling out months in advance, campers are urged to purchase their tickets early.

Packages

Mysteryland offers multiple packages for the ultimate camping experience, including the introduction of “Easy Tents,” featuring a Mysteryland-branded pre-set up tent with a two-person airbed along with two sleeping bags, located in the Easy Tent section of the Holy Ground. The Easy Tent package includes either two Nomad Weekend tickets or two Bohemium Premium Weekend tickets for access to the festival and camping grounds.

Also newly available are Bohemium Premium Lodges: fully furnished luxury tents located in the Lodge Village and equipped with beds, power outlets, and interior lighting, plus access to free lockers, restrooms and showers exclusive for Lodge guests, as well as VIP parking.

Tickets
Pre-sale tickets for Mysteryland USA 2015 go on sale December 4, 2014 at 10AM (EST)
Fans who are MasterCard cardholders can access the exclusive MasterCard Only Sale on December 3rd at 10AM (EST).
Both pre-sales offer ticket buyers the guaranteed lowest price tier on all available tickets.

Access the pre-sale registration via Mysteryland.us

General on-sale begins December 5, 2014 at Mysteryland.us

Mysteryland has partnered with U.S. ticketing agency Flavorus for the pre- and general on-sale. Mysteryland is a 21+ festival.

Festival information
Mysteryland
May 22-24, 2015
Memorial Day Weekend 2015
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Bethel, New York

21+ festival

[Mysteryland USA’s] musical selection also reflected the festival’s philosophy of inclusion and discovery. Aside from the now radio-familiar names such as Steve Aoki and Kaskade, who both headlined the towering Main Stage, plenty of electronic music sub-genres and niche sounds could be heard pumping throughout the grounds.” – Billboard
“Mysteryland US creates a community, instead of a crowd, during inaugural event.”  DancingAstronaut
“It was whimsical, powerful, endlessly creative and held at a gorgeous location — Bethel Woods, the site of the 1969 Woodstock.” – Rolling Stone 

“When experiencing the entire day across the grounds you can’t help but feel it. This sense of history, community and love for the music was present in everyone you talked to.“  Spotify

 
About Mysteryland 
Mysteryland dates back to 1993 and is now the world’s longest-running dance festival. With a clear focus on culture, art, talent, creativity and sustainability, the festival takes visitors to inspiring and surprising worlds where literally anything is possible. The first international edition of Mysteryland was held in Chile in 2011. In May of 2014, Mysteryland made its USA debut at the site of the legendary 1969 Woodstock Festival and now returns for its second edition. Mysteryland is an ID&T concept.  ID&T is an SFX Entertainment Inc. company.

Time Warp US Announces New Brooklyn Location at 39th Street Pier

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Time Warp US Announces New Brooklyn Location at 39th Street Pier

General Admission and VIP 2-Day Passes, and Single Day Passes On Sale, While Supplies Last!
November 28 & 29, 2014
#TWUS
21+ Festival
[Video] Time Warp US – First Location Rendering – watch here
[SoundCloud] The Martinez Brothers – Exclusive Time Warp US Mix – listen here
[YouTube] Dubfire:liveHYBRID Official Trailer – watch here
 

Time Warp US announces 39th Street Pier in Brooklyn as the new location for its North American debut over Thanksgiving Weekend, November 28 and 29. The legendary underground techno festival brings two nights of two stages with innovative production and an exquisite lineup stacked with 19 of the world’s biggest techno pioneer acts for an unforgettable weekend in New York City.

Located along the Bay Ridge Channel in Sunset Park, 39th Street Pier provides the perfect space to create the spectacular techno haven that Time Warp is known for. Time Warp brings The Cave, a stunning full-floor design concept which was modeled after an arctic ice cave, unifying the stage stage and dancefloor, and allowing the sonic textures of underground techno to come alive; see the first location rendering here.

Public transportation is accessible by New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the subways and city buses. 39th Street Pier is located a short walk from Brooklyn’s 36 Street subway stop via the D, N, and R trains. Check the MTA’s Trip Planner+ for more info.
General Admission and VIP 2-Day Passes, and Single Day Passes available, while supplies last! Buy advance tickets nowTime Warp US is a 21 and over festival.

The day-by-day artist lineup is below:

Time Warp US Artist Lineup: Friday (in alphabetical order)
Dubfire:liveHYBRID
Joseph Capriati
Luciano
No Regular Play Live
Sonja Moonear
The Martinez Brothers
tINI
ReSolute presents Connie, Lauren Ritter, Orazio Rispo
Scissor & Thread presents Frank & Tony
 
Time Warp US Artist Lineup: Saturday (in alphabetical order)
Anthony Parasole
Dixon
DJ Tennis
Josh Wink
Pan-Pot
Richie Hawtin
Sven Väth

BlkMarket Membership presents Taimur & Fahad

Time Warp US
November 28 & 29, 2014
39th Street Pier
81 39th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
About Time Warp
Time Warp  is the world’s leading indoor festival for electronic dance music. Since 1994, Time Warp attracts the most important international stars of the club culture.Originating in Mannheim, Germany, Time Warp has successfully expanded in Europe and became a truly international dance brand with editions in Italy (since 2011), Holland (since 2008), Vienna (2006), and Prague (2005). In 2014, Time Warp celebrates 20 years and as part of the anniversary celebrations, Time Warp’s 20 Year Tour had its first non-European destination with a debut in South America – Buenos Aires, May 30 & 31, to be followed by its North America two-day debut in New York City, November 28 & 29, 2014.
Time Warp US is part of leading Germany promoter cosmopop’s festival portfolio and will be presented with local partner Teksupport WW. For two incredibly memorable nights, Time Warp is bringing their signature, elaborate stage designs across two stages, with unparalleled production, and state-of-the-art video and lighting.
For more information, please go to: www.time-warp.de/usa.
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Verboten: The Third Annual Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive

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The Third Annual Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive
Special Event on December 11 at Verboten

Get into the holiday spirit with The Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive taking place from November 14 through December 15, with a special event at Verboten on December 11. Sponsored by Verboten in conjunction with the Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce, East River Ferry and more, The Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive aims to benefit local kids in need.
To kick off the toy drive, Verboten is offering reduced admission to any Verboten event between November 14 and December 15 with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy or game (for children 14 years of age and under), and free entry all night to the show on November 14 with Eric Volta, Bedouin, and MC&Hammer [live/DJ].

On Thursday, December 11, Verboten will be hosting a special event with open bar, appetizers, great music and raffle prizes. Cover charge for the event is $25 or unwrapped toy (valued at $20 or more). All proceeds from the door and the raffle go directly to purchase additional toys for the toy drive. Find more information at bigbktoydrive.com.

Verboten
54 North 11th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249
 
 
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. In 2012, Verboten was 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.

Balance presents Kölsch + Worldwide Tour Dates (Balance Music/North American Release Date: December 9)

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Balance presents Kölsch
+ Worldwide Tour Dates

(Balance Music/North American Release Date: December 9)

[SoundCloud] Balance presents Kölsch (Preview Edit)- Listen here [please post!] 
 

Necessity is the mother of reinvention, as they don’t say.

From funky house chart smashes as Rune through anonymous techno 12-inches as Tattoorecs to his current incarnation, Rune Reilly Kölsch has never stood still for long amidst the ever-shifting electronic music landscape. Perhaps his eclecticism is not surprising, having been born in Copenhagen’s autonomous bohemian district Christianshavn to a German artist mother and an Irish singer-songwriter father. One thing’s for sure: his new direction has seen him enjoy a higher level of acclaim and fanaticism than ever before.

His bold decision to bring melody, riffs and color back to techno – in a time when the vogue has been leaning more towards the industrial and dubbed-out once again – has paid off in a big way. Ever the visionary, KOMPAKT’s Michael Mayer signed him for the first of several releases on his Speicher imprint back in 2010, culminating in his stunning debut album 1977 last year. With everyone from Seth Troxler to Axwell playing his unmistakable epics, his appeal is uniquely broad – combining the accessibility of strong melodies with the incisiveness of boundary-pushing techno. This positioning makes for a truly riveting Balance mix.

The dazzling arpeggios of Galaxy 2 Galaxy’s “Journey Of The Dragons” gently begin Kölsch’s journey into the atmospheric netherworlds of electronic music. “It changed my view on what electronic music could be completely, and it’s still as beautiful as when I heard it the first time twenty-one years ago” he gushes. This timeless intro segues effortlessly into the yearning vocals and hazy synth breaks of John Talabot’s remix of Pional’s “It’s All Over;” a heady blend of past and present. Danny Daze’s immense “Freeze (Frozen Mix) takes things into a darker direction with its gurgling arpeggiated acid bassline and cutting, shimmering synths building up an immersive and hypnotic wall of sound.

The spitting percussion of Henrik Schwarz’s “Lockstep” unexpectedly gives way to the haunting pianos and unmistakable vocals of Radiohead’s “Videotape”; a moment of subdued introspection and a chance for the listener to catch their breath. “I’m over the moon that we managed to license it as it’s been a huge dream of mine to include it on my mix” he says. “It’s one of my all-time classics.” Respite is brief, as the techno machinations of Dhumen’s “No More” tee up the slow-building rush of Kölsch’s own exclusive new track “Punchbuggy. “Drawing on influences from early years, as a contrast it only seemed fitting to bring something completely new to the table. This won’t be out until my next album drops, and is a throwback to my cosmic travels through Europe in the back seat of my parents car.” 

The gigantic swirling stabs of Adrian Hour’s hard-grooving “Chordgresion” follow on from this gargantuan exclusiveMaceo Plex’s remix of Odd Parents takes the mix to a blissful high, before Stephan Hinz & Phillipp Ruhmhardt’s “Panther” teases with its grinding riffs morphing in and out of focus. Kölsch’s “Papageno” shows his production prowess at its mind-bending finest, with Kenny Larkin’s sublimely undulating “Plankton” providing a mellow stepping stone for Tale Of Us & Mano Le Tough’s gigantic Caribou remix to seep in gently.

We’re brought down back into deeper territories as we edge towards a rousing climax, Kölsch’s perfectly balanced remix of Coldplay’s “A Sky Full Of Stars” - another exclusive for this compilation – taking the band’s unbridled euphoria into a more subtle and considered place. “It was an honor to remix them, and an honor to include the result in the mix”. Joris Voorn’s wonderfully haunting remix of Audion and Kölsch’s collaborator of old Troels Abrahamsen’s “Dem Howl” rounds off the mix, graceful pads and soulful vocals making for a fittingly emotive ending.

“I’ve incorporated some of my favorite records of all time in this mix, and I’m so proud that we have been able to get all these beautiful pieces of music on to one disc” he beams. “It took me a while to find the perfect tracks for the mix, as I was looking for the perfect balance of very musical records with vocals, and the more energetic tracks. I’m very happy with the outcome. I tested out the mix a few times, and for me the best way to listen to it is while traveling. In the plane or car, it really makes sense.”

Balance presents Kölsch Tracklisting
1. Galaxy 2 Galaxy – Journey Of The Dragons
2. Pional – It’s All Over (John Talabot’s Stripped Remix)
3. Danny Daze – Freeze (Frozen mix)
4. Patrice Bäumel – Mile High Gang
5. Henrik Schwarz – Lockstep
6. Minilogue – Endlessness
7. Radiohead – Videotape
8. Dhumen – No More
9. Kölsch – Punchbuggy *
10. Adrian Hour – Chordgresion
11. Odd Parents – Learn To Fly (Maceo Plex Flight Home Remix)
12. Stephan Hinz & Phillipp Ruhmhardt – Panther
13. Kölsch feat Waa Industry – Papageno
14. Kenny Larkin – Plankton
15. Caribou – Can’t Do Without You (Tale Of Us & Mano Le Tough Remix)
16. Karl Friedrich – Bodies
17. John Norman & Dantiez Saunderson – Stuck In My Mind (Soukervalli Remix)
18. Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (Kölsch Remix) *
19. Audion feat. Troels Abrahamsen – Dem Howl (Joris Voorn Mix)

Denotes exclusive track
Kölsch Worldwide Tour Dates
November 7 Dublin, Ireland @ The Button Factory
November 14 Antwerp, Belgium @ Café d’Anvers
November 21 Bordeaux, France @ Iboat
November 22 London, UK @ Bugged Out
November 29 Perth, Australia @ Stereosonic Festival- Perth
November 30 Sydney, Australia @ Stereosonic Festival- Sydney
December 6 Brisbane, Australia @ Stereosonic Festival- Brisbane
December 7 Melbourne, Australia @Stereosonic Festival- Melbourne
December 13 Madrid, Spain @ Coco
December 19 Lille, France @ Magazine Club
December 20 Tongeren, Belgium @ Le Jardin d’Hiver
December 20 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Valhalla Festival 2014
 
Balance presents Kölsch International Release Dates
Australia - November 28
UK/Europe/Asia - December 1
North America - December 9