This Couple Reportedly Went To This Festival For The Purpose Of Giving Birth There, And Just… No

We all go to music festivals to have a good time, to escape, to engage meaningfully with others. In a perfect world, we’d all leave festivals better for having gone. That being said, you should not be going to a music festival to give birth. Yes, let people do what they …

Floyd Lavine, Kyle Cassim and Aero Manyelo in the Lab Johannesburg

Mixmag and BUDX are proud to partner to bring you the newest destination of the Lab this summer: The Lab Johannesburg. On Wednesday, September 25 South African DJs Floyd Lavine, Kyle Cassim and Aero Manyelo are heading to The Lab Johannesburg. South African DJ Floyd Lavine is known for his …

Richie Hawtin releases audiovisual mix album, 'CLOSE COMBINED'

Richie Hawtin has released an audiovisual mix album off the back of his 2018 CLOSE live tour. ‘CLOSE COMBINED’, released on Plus 8, takes scenes from the CLOSE live tour that reached Glasgow, London and Tokyo in a mix of performance and crowd-sourced visuals. The album presents crowd view, stage …

Dekmantel Soundsystem is the latest XOYO resident

Curators extraordinaire Dekmantel Soundsystem are the latest XOYO residents. Dutch dons Thomas Martojo and Casper Tielrooj are of course behind one of the best-loved electronic music festivals in the world, as well as a long-standing record label, party series and DJ unit. They will play at and curate Fridays at …

Shambhala Music Festival Drops Official Aftermovie, Early Bird Tickets On Sale NOW

It’s time to plan your next journey to Shambhala Music Festival! Regarded as one the world’s best music festivals (if not the best), Shambhala continues to impress us year after year with cutting-edge production and devastatingly amazing electronic lineups. Not to mention the vibes, the energy, and the people that …

What Gender Gap? Hospital Records Hosts Its First Forum on Women in Drum & Bass Tomorrow

One the sort residual effects the #metoo uprising the last 18 months or so is that it’s spread past the arena or sexual harassment and gender pay gaps into the realm inclusivity in media and entertainment. With drum & bass possibly being seen as the far reaches the bass music …

Henry Fong Releases New Festival Anthem "Rave Tool"

DJ-Producer, Henry Fong, has recently released a new anthem that has been filling the air this summer at many music festivals around the world. “Rave Tool” is an intense yet dance-worthy track that is absolutely incredible. The fast tempo and rapid bassline will have anyone jumping f the walls, making …

Jon Hopkins reveals new Polarity tour for 2020

‘Singularity’ don Jon Hopkins has announced a Polarity tour that will take place next year. Hopkins will make stops at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Gateshead’s Sage, Brighton’s Dome, Paris’ Salle Pleyel, Helsinki’s Music Centre and Berlin’s Philharmonie among others. The artist will play grand piano for parts of the show; …

Excision B2B Slander Is Going Down for the First Time Ever [DETAILS HERE]

Excision is becoming the sort dance music godfather for a lot artists, and we’re absolutely here for it. Beyond throwing two his own festivals and highlighting up and coming artists in his Spotlight series, he’s also going back to back with a bunch artists and we love to see it. …

Major Musicians Are Speaking Out Against Facial Recognition Tech At Festivals & You Should Too

Live Nation’s investment last year in Blink Identity, a tech company specializing in facial recognition, has spawned a new campaign in opposition to the use facial recognition tech at festivals and concerts. It was started by digital rights group Fight For The Future, and already has support from artists such as …

Francesca Lombardo launches LIFE OF RELEAF: One Tree Planted

Italian producer and DJ Francesca Lombardo has partnered with Vermont-based non-profit organisation One Tree Planted to launch her LIFE OF RELEAF campaign. $1 from every physical copy of her ‘Life of Leaf’ album sold her store will go towards the project; one tree will be planted for every album sold. …

Tomorrowland Winter Reveals Theme For 2020 & It's A Fan Favorite [VIDEO]

The inaugural Tomorrowland Winter earlier this year in the Alpe d’Huez in France set a standard for snowy, mountaintop festivals across the world — not that there are that many in the first place. With sets from many Tomorrowland’s mainstays like Armin van Buuren, DJ Snake, Martin Garrix & more, it …

Joe Rogan Brings On One of EDM's Biggest DJs for New Podcast [VIDEO]

Internationally known world-wide touring DJ and Dim Mak record label head, Steve Aoki recently sat down with Joe Rogan for episode #1345 The Joe Rogan Experience. Rogan and Aoki discuss a plethora topics during the nearly 3 hour conversation, everything ranging from Steve explaining to Rogan the caking phenomenon that …

Environmental Organization Calls for "Tent Tax" at Music Festivals

Clean Up Britain is calling for a “tent tax” at music festivals. The organization, which consistently campaigns for cleaner, greener communities, is proposing a tax that all campers would potentially pay upon attending a music festival. The tax, amounting £25, would help cover cleanup for tents and other campsite items left behind. …

STUDY: Festival Drug Testing Services Still Don’t Stop People from Using Bad Drugs Even When Tested

The implementation drug testing services at music festivals is something we’ve been witnessing more and more. In the new study outlined here, the drug checking service at Boom Festival 2016 is explored, along with the impact on users’ behavioral intentions. For the study, 753 drug samples were collected for testing. …

One of the World’s Biggest Festivals Is Turning Everyone’s Poop Into Electricity

Going to the bathroom in a porta-potty would never be considered a pleasant experience by any stretch the imagination. Even the VIP bathrooms that some festivals are now adopting could hardly be called “inviting.” But what if by urinating and defecating you were actually working toward a good cause? Reading Festival …

Activists To Protest Major Music Festival Over… Free Chicken Nuggets???

As part a promotional campaign at this year’s Reading music festival, going down this weekend, August 23-25, it was reported that McDonald’s would be giving away free chicken Mcnuggets. Awesome, right? Not to everyone. The Humane League, an international nonprit organization that works to end the abuse animals raised for food, …

Major Music Festival Takes A Stand Against Annoying "Fan Clacking" Epidemic

CRSSD Festival is set to go down at Waterfront Park in San Diego next month — and people are already buzzing about the event’s list discouraged and prohibited items. First up, the festival is receiving much praise for heavily discouraging “fan slapping” or “clacking.” This is something the vast majority …

Pro-Palestine BDS campaigners advocate boycott of prominent German clubs

Three German nightclubs are the subject of calls for a boycott from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, led by the Palestinian Campaign For The Academic And Cultural Boycott Of Israel (PACBI). Berlin’s ://about blank, Hamburg’s Golden Pudel and Leipzig’s Conne Island are named in the statement posted on …

Die Antwoord dropped from festivals following alleged homophobic hate crime

A video of Die Antwoord and members of their entourage attacking Hercules & Love Affair co-founder Andy Butler at Future Music Festival in Adelaide, Austraila, in 2012 has surfaced online. The video was captured by the South African rap group’’s former videographer Ben Crossman. It shows Die Antwoord member Ninja …

Ninja Of Die Antwoord Claims Hate Crime Video Was "Cleverly Edited" To Make Them Look Bad

A 2012 video allegedly showing South African duo Die Antwoord committing a hate crime has gone viral, apparently leading to the group being removed from at least two festival lineups that we know so far. The video shows group member Ninja running up and spitting in the face an openly …

Die Antwoord apparently pulled from multiple festivals for committing violent hate crime

South African group Die Antwoord are allegedly being pulled from festival lineups after a viral video was uploaded showing members Yolandi and Ninja engaging in outright homophobic behavior and more. The video is from 2012, but has been written about in one fashion or another by publications as early as this …