Creamfields Abu Dhabi 2013RECOMMENDED
As one of, if not the most influential dance acts on the planet, The Prodigy will be headlining the 2013 installment of Creamfields Abu Dhabi, bringing their unique high energy sound for dance music fans of every age. With a career spanning 20 years, The Prodigy have taken the rave genre and reshaped it into techno and electronic rock with huge chart success.
Joining the group at the top of the bill will be one of the most famous and successful producers of the last six years, Calvin Harris. Through his own tracks and collaborations, Harris has stormed to chart success combining with the likes of Rihanna, Kylie Minogue and Dizzee Rascal along the way.
Above & Beyond are welcomed back to this year’s Creamfields Abu Dhabi by an ever-growing following of UAE dance fans. Placed at #8 of the Top 100 DJ Poll in the world, the group continue to expand an already vast back catalogue of dance-floor fillers, thirteen years since the creation of their own record label.
Making their Middle East debut at Creamfields Abu Dhabi are the English pair named one of the top acts to watch for 2013, Disclosure. The group have cemented their status as the hottest property in dance music with an ever-growing collection of chart topping singles.
Regional artists Hollaphonic, maDJam, Omar Basaad, Gunther & Stamina, Ronin & Nesta, Genie & Stacktraxxx, Angelo & Asphyxia, Mr. Mr, Mark Pick Up and, Smokingroove to flaunt their skills alongside global superstars.
Tickets start from AED 275 for General Admission along with a VIP standing option for AED 595 (21+) allowing fans to party on an elevated platform with a dedicated beverage area. Tickets on sale now at www.ticketmaster.ae and selected Virgin Megastores or call 800 TM UAE (800 86 823).
Groove On The GrassRECOMMENDED
We are proud to present the debut of COCOON IBIZA, with legends RICARDO VILLALOBOS & RARESH. It’s time to change Dubai music history, together & forever.
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The series of events held by Cocoon on the notorious party island Ibiza since 1999 goes by the name Cocoon Ibiza. Club Amnesia is the exquisite location where the parties are held and is one of the most beautiful and most famous clubs on Ibiza. From 2006 until 2010, for three uninterrupted years, Amnesia has been awarded the prestigious “Best Global Club” award. The club holds a capacity of more than 5000 visitors and has survived many memorable summers since 1976.
From June to September, Cocoon hosts the Monday night with Sven Väth leading the line-up of many international artists such as Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Loco Dice and Chris Liebing. The clubbing experience is supported by a slogan, which changes every year. In 2010, the slogan was “Party Animals”, in 2011, the season kicked it off with “Cocoon Heroes”, in 2012 the Cocoon Heroes went “Into the Magic” and in 2013 something big will break through the sprawling jungle of nightlife on THE party island: COCOON!
Welcome to the Jungle!
We are super excited to bring you the least likely artists and brands to want to come to Dubai becuase of its commercial background, we do this because you deserve it, we all deserve it. We are here to prove to the world that this market does have taste, inteligence and most of all interest in open minded train of thought. Ricardo Villalobos & Raresh have a brotherhood in which they share an artistic musical synergy like no other in the global music industry.
Born in Chile, raised in Germany, world citizen – that pretty much sums up Ricardo’s life, geographically speaking. In his childhood home there was a steady coming and going of other South Americans living in exile and the Villalobos family liked to enjoy the music from their remote home country, preferably with a quite un-German sound volume. Salsa and South American folklore were joined by operas, rock and later by pioneers of electronic music like Tangerine Dreams or Kraftwerk. Ricardo’s father gave him the chance to develop his innate musicality by introducing him to music from all kinds of genres and cultures. And once he left little Ricardo in the care of a samba school in Brazil. So Ricardo was actually an ardent percussionist before he started to use his talent to experiment with electronic music. His infallible feel for rhythm has always been one of his major characteristics and it shows in his own productions as well as in his choice of records or his ability to make his sets so coherent and homogeneous. In 1988 he played for the first time in a club, armed with his considerable, wide-ranging record collection. He realized his first productions with the famous Roland syntheziser, but in the beginning of the 90s, Ricardo began to upgrade his equipment and to dedicate himself to acid house and early techno sounds. In 1992 he released his first production on the label Overdrive. At the same time, Ricardo became quite famous in Darmstadt and Frankfurt for other reasons entirely: he organized illegal parties in empty buildings or under highway bridges – those who were there still talk about it with shining eyes… In this environment he first rubbed shoulders with Frankfurt veterans like Ata and Heiko M/S/O or Roman Flügel and Jörn Elling Wuttke (Alter Ego) from Darmstadt. After his first release on Playhouse, the Ongaku crew invited Ricardo to play at the Eclipse Rave in Chile; that was the first of his many visits to his native country. He and other musicians like Atom Heart or Dandy Jack had a strong impact on the burgeoning Chilean house and techno movement. After his first trip to Ibiza in 1995, Ricardo adopted the island as a third home. He played at a Cocoon event at Amnesia in 1999 and joined the Cocoon booking agency later that year. Today there isn’t a continent where Ricardo hasn’t played; his choice of music is trend-setting for other Djs and fans alike, and even though his tracks are never commercial, they are immensely successful and he’s well known even beyond the borders of the underground music scene. A good deal of his productions already attain cult status when the first whitelabels surface. Ricardo’s inexhaustible creativity and innovation and his unfailing feel for the crowd make him an outstanding artist in the contemporary world of electronic music.
Raresh is definitely one of the fundamental figures of the up-to-date electronic movement. Born in Bacau, the clubbing scene enchained him at the age of 15, when he started playing in a small club in town, marking his turntable ascension from the age whereupon most of the youngsters are still playing football in the courtyard.
Moving to Bucharest and joining the agency ensured him constant gigs at Sunrise’s events at the seaside and laid him at the deck with Richie Hawtin, Magda, Steve Bug, Ricardo Villalobos, Josh Wink, Pascal FEOS, Troy Pierce, Marc Houle, Pier Bucci, Tobi Neumann … and the list could go on and on.
In 2007, alongside Rhadoo and Petre Inspirescu, he launched the [a:rpia:r] label, whose activity brought each one of them their deserved spot on top of the clubbing scale, becoming one of the most beloved Romanian DJs. With constant gigs all over the world, a strong label, forward releases, two complices to ratify the ping pong – back to back in three – Raresh proved, no doubt, what a complete DJ means and now enjoys all the support and admiration of the electronic music scene lovers.
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SANDANCE NYE 2014
After a sell out Sandance in October with The Killers and November with Jamiroquai comes an even bigger and dancier line up on the beach at Atlantis, with AXWELL! Soak up the sunshine and sounds from 3pm-3am and see you on the sand!
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Tickets will be available online from:
On sale from Virgin Megastores, EPPCO & ENOC stations and Nasimi Beach.
ARRIVAL BY TAXI RECOMMENDED • 21+ ID REQUIRED
‘BEST FESTIVAL’ – TIME OUT NIGHTLIFE AWARDS 2013
‘BEST FESTIVAL’ – WHAT’S ON AWARDS 2012 & 2013
‘BEST MUSIC EVENT’ AHLAN! BEAST IN DUBAI AWARDS 2013
Horizon Festival 2014RECOMMENDED
Horizon Festival offers a surprisingly affordable ski holiday, with a brilliant music festival thrown in on top.
Horizon already has the likes of Kerri Chandler, Ame, Andreya Triana, KiNK & Roy Davis Jr. lined up, as well as a host of trailblazers on the underground scene and more names to be announced.
Horizon is an electronic music lover’s dream, with over 30 parties at 15 unique venues both on and off the mountain. Club partners include MadTech Records, Electric Minds, Trouble Vision & Tief, Pets Recordings, Vagabondz, Hit’n’Run, Exit Records and Pack London…and there’s more parties still to be announced.
There are also pro rider demonstrations every day, discounted ski/board lessons, Free yoga classes, spa packages and a whole range of accommodation options – Packages start at £199 or £279 with a 5 day ski pass included.
6 Days and nights of music; Mountain stages from 2pm daily. Music until 6am.
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Ski, Festival & Accommodation Packages from £279
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Festival only £120
What more could you ask for?
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We Are FSTVL 2014RECOMMENDED
We Are FSTVL 2013 After Movie
Tickets on sale now!
Wow – all 500 early birds have been snapped up in record time, but don’t worry – you can still join us in the sun with a standard ticket priced at just £125. Click here to get yours today! Each ticket includes full access to the entire festival site for the week, and entry to the magical Barbarella’s after parties. Mark the date in your diaries to be the first in line for our fifth birthday in the scorching Tisno sun!
SuncéBeat is a sparkling gem in Croatia’s festival scene with previous headline guests including deep house titan Larry Heard, Berlin powerhouse Prosumer, Detroit enigma Moodymann and the semi-mythical DJ Harvey.
The Festival Site
The Garden Tisno is set in a gently hilly area which overlooks our own private bay with a shimmering sandy beach and crystal clear waters. The village of Tisno, split between the mainland and the island of Murter, is just a ten-minute walk away, with a host of restaurants, cafes, apartments and small boutique hotels. Situated between Zadar and Split airports, our musical haven is easy accessible from all over Europe. Check out a range of travel options here.
Once the sun sets on the beautiful Dalmatian coast, we’ll take you to Barbarella’s, a magnificent, outdoor afterhours club we can party under the stars with the worldwide SuncéBeat family.
As usual we’ll be running our twice daily parties on the Argonaughty, including sunset trips close to the wonderful Kornati Islands, partying around the main stage and Tiki bar by day and Barbarella’s club by night. The entire site runs along a shimmering shoreline: dancing beside the glittering waters under a sizzling sun or a moonlit sky, and with fiery Funktion 1 systems installed across the site, it will sound as good as it looks!
The cold weather is now upon us, but we’re already planning next year’s adventure… Check out a few of these videos to help lift any SuncéBlues!
Mind Fluid Boat Party
Osunlade closing the Beach Stage with Prince – Sexy Dancer
The Roller Boogie Boat Party…
Lil Stevie dropping Tears at Barbarella’s
Kev Beadle playing Rock With You
Kenny Dope playing Southern Freez
Our resident DJ and crew member Gavin Kendrick has also compiled a musical diary of the SuncéBeat 4, check it out here:
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