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Phoenix Lights 2017 Artist Preview

Phoenix Lights

Phoenix Lights 2017 takes place April 8-9, 2017, and this year’s line-up has a strong showing of talent. This event will take place at the Margaret T Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix and you can get your tickets from Relentless Beats. Here’s the break-down of some artists that are going to be there.

Saturday Lineup
Above & Beyond • Asadi • Bro Safari • Codeko • Dr Fresch vs Bijou • Ekali • Felix Da Housecat • Grum • Hucci • Illenium • Jax Jones • Josh Wink • Keys N Krates • Loudpvck • Low Steppa • Pete Tong• Sacha Robotti • Said the Sky • Shaun Frank • Sirus Hood • Tchami • Tiësto • Tiga • Vindata • Wingtip • Zeds Dead

Young Columbus, Ohio Dj, producer, singer, songwriter, and musician Daniel Asadi is just starting to perform for big crowds. Don’t let that fool you though Asadi absolutely knows how to work that DJ booth. He also has some big shows coming up this year: Electric Forest, Euphoria, and Elements Lakewood Camping Festival to name a few. He makes Persian trap sound amazingly flawless. Some artists that have influenced his sound would be Travis Scott, Mura Masa, and Kendrick Lamar. It will be exciting seeing what this young man has to perform at Phoenix Lights.

Denver resident Nick Miller, better known as Illenium, began making EDM in early 2008, but didn’t become passionate about releasing his
own work until after he saw Bassnectar in 2012 at Red Rocks. Some music influences are Bassnectar, Adventure Club, ODESZA and Porter Robinson. Nick actually launched his own label, Kasaya Recording, to release “Ashes” with Seeking Blue. In Illenium’s live shows, he engages fans with his with future bass originals and he has a hybrid set up of drum pads, keyboards, and CDJs. He loves to incorporate as many live elements to his shows as he can. This live show will be something to see and hear.

French producer and DJ Martin Bresso, known as Tchami, is the pioneer of Future house. Tchami began using this stage name in Africa and became recognized after releasing a remix of “Go Deep” by Janet Jackson. He was the first to start using the term “future house” in his SoundCloud post tags which eventually become recognized in the electronic music industry. He launched his own record label, “Confession”, in 2015. Tchami is bringing a stunning church stage with a live choir, which will bring another level to his stage presence at Phoenix Lights.

Sunday Lineup
21 Savage • Alesso • Billy Kenny • Cashmere Cat • Coyu • Crizzly • Ganja White Night • Go Freek • Griz • Helena Legend • Justin Martin • K?D • The Knocks • Lane 8 • Manila Killa • Oliver Heldens • Pig & Dan • STS9 • Thomas Jack • Tokimonsta • Unlike Pluto • Viceroy • Vince Staples • ZHU

Thomas Jack
This Aussie DJ is known for his tropical house fusion. Thomas Jack’s music makes you feel like you are lost in an endless summer. Some inspiration for his sound is Enya, Pleasurekraft, Jack Johnson, and Paul Kalkbrenner. For Jack’s music he likes to use live flute, saxophone, piano, and guitar. You expect to feel like you are having some Sunday fun, some where in the warm sunny of some gorgeous beach when you hear him perform.

Steven Zhu is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and electronic musician. Zhu remained anonymous until mid-2014, he asked to be judged for his music. This Chinese American choice to release his music anonymously, because he believed race played a role, saying: “Some of us don’t even know the limitations of our own prejudice. Rather than put those limitations to the test, we’ve created an engaging way for fans to focus on the music rather than who’s behind it.” Zhu has a dark, moody, dreamy, and sometimes cinematic vibe to his live performances.

This weekend don’t forget to stay hydrated things will be heating up in Downtown Phoenix and as always have fun at Phoenix Lights.

If Phoenix Lights isn’t enough for your music fix, there are several after-parties that will be happening this Saturday and Sunday.

April 8: Hannah Wants – Dark Matter at Monarch Theatre
April 8: Illenium + Crywolf – Supernova at Monarch Theatre
April 8: Josh Wink – Stargazer at Bar Smith

April 9: Keys N Krates + Crizzly – Supernova at Monarch Theatre
April 9: Coyu + Pig & Dan – Dark Matter at Monarch Theatre
April 9: Griz – Planet X at Shady Park

Euphoria Music Festival 2017 Artist Preview

Euphoria Music Festival 2017

Euphoria Music Festival takes place in just over a week at Carson Creek Ranch, outside of Austin, Texas, April 6-9, 2017. If you haven’t purchased tickets yet, a variety of options are still available. As you gear up for Euphoria, take a look at our list of artists we’re excited to see.


Moby is widely considered one of the most important and influential figures in dance music of the 1990s. He helped bring dance music to the mainstream in the UK and in the United States. His appearances at music festivals are relatively sparse these days, so we’re particularly excited to see this veteran perform Sunday at Euphoria.


FKJ, short for French Kiwi Juice, unsurprisingly hails from France. His signature funky and mellow sound gets the crowds groovin’, especially in a live environment. His smooth style will leave you wondering at the end of the show where all the time went. FKJ will be performing Friday.

The Funk Hunters

This duo from Vancouver have a dynamic style, capable of mixing and producing heavier styles of bass and glitch, as well as sounds reminiscent of funk and soul. Their versatility should make for a great performance on Sunday at Euphoria.

The Widdler

Alright dubheads, this one is for you. The Widdler is known for his slow and methodic low frequency sub bass. His style is much more reminiscent of UK Dubstep from the mid-2000s. If you like low frequency bass vibrating through your body, you won’t want to miss The Widdler on Sunday at Euphoria.


This disco duo aptly hail from Los Angeles, which you might have guessed based on their style of music, which they label on Soundcloud as “Daytime Disco.” Check them out on Saturday for a feel-good disco-dancing session.

Full Lineup

Tipper & Friends Nocturnal Edition 2017

Tipper & Friends Nocturnal Edition 2017

Tipper & Friends Nocturnal Edition returns to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park & Campground this May 19-20, 2017. This year’s event will feature an eclectic mix of art and music, including 3 sets of Tipper, Shpongle (Simon Posford Live), Cut Chemist, Shield, Klo, LTJ Bukem, Jade Cicada, Hullabalo0, Vinja, Charlesthefirst, Detox Unit, Ovoid, Sortof Vague, and Foxtail, and visual artist Android Jones. Tickets are currently available, with GA + Primitive Camping for $99, with some camping upgrades available. This is an all-ages event; children 12 and under may attend free when accompanied by an adult. For additional information, make sure to check out the FAQ page.

Camp Bisco 2017 Lineup Revealed

Camp Bisco 2017 Lineup

Camp Bisco returns to Montage Mountain, Pennsylvania this July 13-15, 2017. After revealing this year’s lineup, it’s clear that the festival is staying true to its roots with Bisco veterans of The Disco Biscuits (naturally), Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Gramatik, 12th Planet, Shpongle, Lotus, Paper Diamond, Break Science, and Beats Antique. The festival also includes some new and old faces, like Griz, Goldfish, Louis the Child, Opiuo, Team EZY, Kill the Noise, G Jones, Ganja White Night, and many more.

A variety of passes are still available, including GA, GA with Camping, VIP, box seats, travel packages, and RV passes. Tickets can be purchased from the Camp Bisco website. This is an 18+ event. Make sure to check out the rest of the information about Camp Bisco.

Full Lineup for Bassrush Massive 2017 Released

Bassrush Massive 2017 Lineup

Presented by Relentless Beats & Bassrush, the country’s leading bass music brand will be returning to Arizona on May 6, 2017 with Bassrush Massive. Featuring previously announced artists: Adventure Club; Flux Pavilion; NGHTMRE; and Andy C, Bassrush Massive has added several bass-centric artists to the lineup, including: Atlanta-based bass producer, Herobust; the God Father of hardtrap, SayMyName; Canadian producer, Phiso; and UK electronic music producer, Tisoki.

In anticipation of Bassrush Massive, Relentless Beats will be hosting the Hyper Future North American Tour which will feature sets by: Eptic, Must Die and Gentleman’s Club on Thursday, March 23, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., at the Monarch Theatre in Downtown Phoenix. This is an 18+ event. Full details for this event on the Road to Bassrush Massive can be found at

Beginning in the 1990’s, the Bassrush brand has evolved from its strictly drum & bass roots to include dubstep and other bass-oriented genres. Along with exclusive one-off events, Bassrush hosts stages at all major Insomniac festivals such as EDC Las Vegas, EDC Orlando and Beyond Wonderland. In 2011, the brand expanded beyond California, hosting multi-date national tours for major artists including Skrillex; Excision; Datsik and more. In 2015, Bassrush Takeover made its way to Phoenix with a sold out stop at Monarch Theater.

Rawhide Western Town & Event Center is situated on the Gila River Indian Community and is Arizona’s largest 1880s western-themed entertainment venue. Located just south of Phoenix, the venue is a mere 20 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Chandler, AZ. Producing a more elevated experience for the attendees, the venue now hosts several marquee Relentless Beats events, including; Mad Decent Block Party, Global Dance Festival, Decadence and CRUSH AZ in partnership with Insomniac.

General Admission passes for Bassrush Massive Arizona are on sale for $55, before fees. VIP passes, complete with a preferred main stage viewing area, bottle service, one complimentary drink, passed desserts, private restrooms and express entry are available starting at $85, before fees. VIP is a 21+ area. All ticket types are available online at Bassrush Massive is an 18 and over event.

Bassrush Massive is produced by Relentless Beats and Bassrush. Visit for the most up-to-date information on Bassrush Massive and all Relentless Beats events. Stay connected on Twitter at and on Facebook at

Wet Electric Announces 2017 Lineup

Wet Electric 2017 Lineup

Presented by Activated Presents and Relentless Beats, Wet Electric returns Saturday, April 29, 2017, to Big Surf Waterpark in Tempe, Arizona. After making a big splash announcing Diplo as the headliner to the 7th edition of the country’s largest waterpark music festival, Wet Electric continues to make waves, introducing Borgore; Audien; Anna Lunoe; and Yookie to the lineup. Additionally, the Relentless Beats premiere house, techno, and underground brand, RBDeep, will host a stage during the festival boasting performances from some of the biggest names in the scene. Artists slated to take the RBDeep Stage include: AC Slater; Jimmy Edgar; Justin Jay; Kill_Frenzy and Wax Motif. The RBDeep stage was introduced at last year’s Global Dance Festival and will make its return during Phoenix Lights, April 8-9th, at Margaret T. Hance Park.

Big Surf Waterpark is located in Tempe, Arizona and features a 2.5 million gallon wavepool, which is the largest in the country. Wet Electric will be fans’ first chance to experience Big Surf for the season, which officially opens on May 6th. The event features world renowned artists and DJs, the largest wavepool in the country, waterslides, luxury cabanas, bars and much more. Wet Electric is a truly unique experience as it combines the thrills of a waterpark along with the sights and sounds of an electronic music festival.

General Admission tickets are on sale now for $55 plus fees. VIP passes, as well as the Super Party Pack Daybed Packages, Big Wave Cabana Packages and Big Baller Packages are available starting at $99 plus fees. Lockers are available for rental at $15 plus fees. VIP is a 21+ area. For full details and to purchase tickets visit Wet Electric is an 18 and over event.

Wet Electric is produced by Activated Presents and Relentless Beats. Visit for the most up-to-date information on Wet Electric and all Relentless Beats events. Stay connected on Twitter at and on Facebook at

BUKU Music + Art Project 2017 Artist Preview

BUKU Music + Art Project 2016

BUKU Music + Art Project 2017 is right around the corner. If you’re interested in attending, but haven’t purchased tickets yet, all ticket options are still available for purchase. Make sure to check the schedule and plan accordingly. BUKU is slated to be an incredible exhibit of music and art. Check out some of the artists that we’re excited to see.

The mysterious Malaa broke into the scene in 2015 donning a black ski mask. The identity remains a secret, but the project seems related in some way to DJ Snake, Tchami, and Mercer, three artists that share the same manager, and have similar roots in the French House scene. Malaa regularly releases his Who Is Malaa mix series, showcasing his style. Malaa is scheduled to perform from 6:00-7:00PM on Saturday at the Float Den.

Chet Porter
Chet Porter’s releases go back to 2014, with his remix of The Chainsmokers’ Kanye. Since then, he has honed his signature, chilled out dance style. Chet Porter continues to rise in popularity as people catch on to his feel-good aura. His recent release, Stay, was released on the Foreign Family Collective label. Expect a good show of talent from this budding producer. Chet Porter will be performing Friday from 9:00-10:00PM at the VIP S.S. BUKU stage.

Grizmatik is the collaboration project between GRiZ and Gramatik. Both artists have hugely successful solo projects, but occasionally join forces to “show you how to weaponize the Uranium and cause Electro Soul devastation.” Their jazzy saxophone sounds will surely complement the local New Orleans jazz scene. Grizmatik will be taking the stage from 7:45-9:00PM at the Power Plant.

Lane 8
Daniel Goldstein, better known by his stage name, Lane 8, hails from Denver, CO and is signed to Anjunadeep. He made headlines last year on his “This Never Happened” Tour, when he had all attendants place a piece of tape over the cameras on their phone, so that people spent the show dancing and listening to music instead of on their phones. This move was generally well received; Lane 8 was widely applauded by attendants for the positive effect this had on the event. Lane 8 exhibits a style that seems rarer in the dance music world these days: extended sets that take you through a gradual musical journey, drawing on traditional House and Trance styles. Lane 8 will be performing from 8:45-10:00PM on Saturday at the Back Alley.

Hailing from New Zealand, Opiuo describes his sound as “Broken-frog-stomping-funkadelic-hippo-hop-monkey-crunk-chunky-bouncy-stomach-morphing-bassdolloping-scrumptious-bowl-of-glitchy-bass-love.” Opiuo has been gaining a strong foothold in the US music scene recently, joining festival lineups that cater towards Bass, Glitch, Funk, and Dubstep styles. Opiuo keeps things fresh with his genre-defying sound. Opiuo performs from 6:30-7:15PM on Friday at the Ballroom.

Zhu was thrust into the limelight in 2014 with his release of Faded. Although his identity is not a secret like some of his contemporaries, he puts the emphasis on his music and keeps the focus away from his personal identity. Zhu is now a household name. He draws influences from seemingly all styles of music, with a penchant for remixing classic pop and hip-hop songs with his dark style. One’s for sure, Zhu knows how to throw a late night party, which will be perfect for his 11:45PM-1:00AM set on Saturday at the Float Den.

Okeechobee Music Festival 2017 Artist Preview

Okeechobee Music Festival 2016

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival 2017 is just a week away, and if you haven’t purchased tickets yet, you should do that before it’s too late! All ticket options are currently sold out, except for 4-day General Admission passes. And don’t forget to check the schedule, so you can plan your weekend. Building off of a stand-out inaugural year last year, Okeechobee Music Festival returns with a strong lineup of diverse artists spanning the spectrum of music. With that in mind, we wanted to highlight some of the artists we are excited to see, with an emphasis on some of the talented, but less mainstream artists.

Let’s be clear here, you do not want to miss the PoWoW! If you’re not familiar, a PoWoW! is a gathering of artists that you normally wouldn’t see perform together, from different genres of music, coming together to put on one spectacular performance. This year’s PoWoW! will feature Michael McDonald (of both Steely Dan & The Doobie Brothers), joined by R&B vocalist, GALLANT, DJ/producer/saxophonist Griz, Funk outfit Vulpeck, Eric Krasno (Lettuce/Soullive), soul singer Antwaun Stanley, and members of Snarky Puppy.

Nightmares on Wax at Jungle 51
Nightmares on Wax, AKA George Evelyn, has been gracing the music scene since 1988. He’s been DJing and touring longer than many of the Okeechobee attendants have been alive. Nightmares on Wax will be playing a three-hour set from 9:30AM to 12:30AM on Sunday, at Jungle 51. Not only is Nightmares on Wax an incredible DJ, he will also be performing at, what is in my opinion, one of the best parts of Okeechobee. Jungle 51 is a stage deep in the palm jungles of Okeechobee. The stage is heavily focused on late-night House and Tech DJ sets, where DJs play until the sun comes up. If you’re the kind of person that likes to simultaneously slow things down, while also getting rowdy in the jungle, then make sure you make it to Jungle 51.

Whethan at Aquachobee Beach
Chicago native Ethan Snoreck, better known by his stage name, Whethan, will be performing from 3:45-4:45PM at Aquachobee Beach, for the thissongissick Beach Party. Whethan’s chilled out signature sound should be the perfect vibe for a daytime beach party at Aquachobee Beach.

The Golden Pony at Aquachobee Beach
This self-proclaimed curly male duo, consisting of Timothy Monkiewicz and Thomas Murphy, hails from Brooklyn. The duo credits a long list of artists that influence them, ranging from Jimi Hendrix, The Pixies, AC/DC, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Madonna, and pretty much everything in between. Their list of influences is exhaustive, which can probably help to explain their dynamic sound that pulls its style from a variety of genres. The Golden Pony performs on Sunday from 2:00-3:00PM at Aquachobee.

The Knocks (Live) at Now
This duo hails from New York City, consisting of members Ben “DJ B-Roc” Ruttner and James “JPatt” Patterson. These folks have been touring and producing for years, injecting their brand of Indie Dance, Nu Disco, and House into the music scene. They have been on fire lately, having just provided support for Justin Bieber on his Purpose Tour. They also just released a brand-new album titled TESTIFY. The unfortunate reality of music festivals is that people must make tough decisions about which artists they want to see, due to the inevitability of overlapping set times. If you take our advice on The Golden Pony, you’ll have to decide what to about The Knocks. The Knocks play Sunday from 2:30-3:30PM at the Now Stage, which overlaps with The Golden Pony’s 2:00-3:00PM set. Why not catch a little of both?

Louis the Child at Now
Another duo on our list, Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett hail from Chicago. These two have been making quite a splash in the music world recently. They just released their Holy Ship! 2017 Live Mix, where they performed back-to-back with Big Gigantic, Slander, Ghastly, Jai Wolf, and Manila Killa. Their newest single, Phone Died, releases the first day of Okeechobee—March 2nd. The rest of the EP comes out later in March. They list some of their influences as Flume, Mr. Carmack, Mat Zo, Madeon, Porter Robinson, Cashmere Cat, and Jai Wolf. Louis the Child will be performing Friday from 5:15-6:15PM at the Now Stage.

While Dancebreak focuses more on electronic dance music, we love music in general! This is why Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is one of our favorite events—there’s a healthy balance of music diversity. It’s an excellent festival for music discovery, so go out there and discover! Use Okeechobee as an opportunity to check out new and unfamiliar artists. You won’t be disappointed.

CRUSH Arizona 2017 Artist Preview

CRUSH Arizona 2017

CRUSH Arizona 2017 is less than a week away, and this year its a lineup you’ll wish you had seen. The event will be at Rawhide in Chandler, the 18th of February. Tickets are still available if you haven’t purchased yours yet. Here’s a little preview of some of the artists that we are excited to see!

BTSM (Black Tiger Sex Machine)
Marc Chagnon, Julien Maranda, and Patrick Barry form the Canadian trio from Montreal. BTSM rocks various forms of aggressive and dark electronic music. Their live performance is unique. They perform as a three piece band with a special light show. Their performance is something you must experience. This trio is well known for their state-of-the-art tiger helmets. Some tracks we can’t wait to see BTSM perform are “Destroy It,” “Face Down,” and “Rapid Fire” with Dead Battery.

These brothers, Chris Chronicles and Alex Andre, are a Canadian electronic duo that was formed in 2012. They’re most famous for their international hit with Borgeous, featuring Tinie Tempah, titled “Tsunami.” This track hit number 1 on the UK Singles Chart and DVBBS is currently ranked No. 16 by DJ Magazine. In 2013 these brothers were awarded at the Canadian Urban Music Awards for their track “One To Watch.” Their latest album “Beautiful Disaster” has our favorites like “Ur on My Mind” and “Not Going Home” with CMC$ featuring Gia Koka. Other songs we’re excited to see them perform would be “Gold Skies” featuring Aleesia, “We Were Young,” “Raveology,” and “Never Leave.” These brothers bring a spark to every show they perform and I wouldn’t expect anything less when they perform at CRUSH AZ!

GTA (Good Time Ahead)
Matt Toth and Julio Mejia make up this dynamic duo. Their Miami heat of hip-hop and tropical vibe in every track is in your face loud. They love to play around with trap music, house, moombahton, funky eletro, booty bass, salsa, big room, and anything else they can put their flavor on. These boys have been busy making music for Warner Bros., A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold, Laidback Luke’s MixMash, Steve Angello’s SIZE, Diplo’s Mad Decent and more. They’ve also toured the globe with Rihanna for her 2013 Diamonds World Tour and with Calvin Harris & Tiesto on their Greater Than World Tour. They have also headlined their own Death To Genres Tour and Goons Take America Tour. Some tracks we’re excited to see this duo perform is “True Romance” featuring Jarina De Marco, “Little Bit of This” featuring Vince Staples, “Illuminate,” and “Help Me!” from Star WarsHeadspace.

Dayvid Sherman, aka SAYMYNAME, was formed in 2013 from LA. He has performed at Insomniac’s Basscon, EDC Las Vegas 2013, 2014 and 2015! He is the pioneer of #HARDTRAP, which lead to his label of God Father of HARDTRAP. His remixes like “Propaganda” by DJ Snake, “Telephone” by DVBBS & Mike Hawkins, and “Roses” by The Chainsmokers are only a few that we can’t wait to see live. God Father Sherman brings fabulous stage presence and ridiculous drops and basslines which makes crowds go insanely crazy!

We can’t wait to see you at CRUSH AZ 2017 Friday, February 18th!

BUKU Music + Art Project 2017

BUKU Music + Art 2017 Lineup

BUKU Music + Art Project returns for the 6th time to Mardi Gras World in New Orleans, LA. The two-day event takes place March 10-11, 2017 and features a variety of music and visual artists. This year’s event includes artists like deadmau5, Grizmatik (Griz and Gramatik), Travis Scott, Run the Jewels, Zeds Dead, Tycho, Zhu, Jauz, Lil Dicky, Cashmere Cat, Malaa, Rezz, Big Wild,  San Holo, Lane 8, and more.

BUKU is held on the New Orleans riverfront, within walking distance of the Warehouse District and the French Quarter. In addition to musical performances, BUKU will feature art installations from local and national artists. Tier 3 General Admission passes are on sale for $189.99 (taxes and fees not included). GA Plus tickets are on sale for $289.99, while VIP tickets are on sale for $419.99. For a list of all ticket options, check the ticket website. If you’re attending the festival, make sure to check out the FAQs, travel information, lodging information, and safety information.