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Catch Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix, Hardwell and more on Labor Day Weekend at Hakkasan

Two the greatest nightclubs in Las Vegas are hosting a series insane parties during Labor Day Weekend.  at MGM Grand and OMNIA at Caesars Palace are known for the top-tier talent booked at the club, which includes some the biggest names in dance music. This Labor Day Weekend, the clubs feature stacked lineups that rival that any in the country.

Omnia will have a variety DJs preforming including , , and among many others. Hakkasan is throwing down with , , and as the main headliners. The acts that will play live sets over the weekend are bound to throw in unreleased surprises as well as classic originals. With such a stacked list artists playing out the two iconic spots, Labor Day Weekend in Las Vegas is where it’s at.

A full list the DJs preforming at the two nightclubs is below:

OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace

Friday, Sept.1
Main Club: Martin Garrix with Justin Mylo
Heart OMNIA: DJ Stretch
Terrace: Fergie DJ

Saturday, Sept. 2
Main Club: Armin Van Buuren
Heart OMNIA: Devin Lucien
Terrace: Fabian

Sunday, Sept. 3
Main Club: Steve Aoki
Terrace: Fergie DJ

Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub at MGM Grand 

Thursday, Aug.31
Main Room: Cash Cash | “Cash Cash Is King”
Ling Ling Club: Phoreyz

Friday, Sept.1
Main Room: Hardwell
Ling Ling Club:  OB One

Saturday, Sept. 2
Main Room: Tiësto
Ling Ling Club: Irie

Sunday, Sept. 3
Main Room: Calvin Harris with Generik
Ling Ling Club: Phoreyz

Catch Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix, Hardwell and more on Labor Day Weekend at Hakkasan
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JAY-Z Reveals Reason Behind Rift With Kanye West

JAY-Z was a recent guest on the Rap Radar Podcast, where hosts Brian “B.Dot” Miller and Elliot Wilson asked the Hip Hop titan about his relationship with Kayne West.

The world was privy to some intimate details about Hov’s feelings towards his former Watch The Throne collaborator thanks to a handful subtle disses on 4:44, but it wasn’t exactly clear why things went sour for the friends-turned-adversaries —until now.

During Part 1 the hour-long interview, JAY admitted they used to routinely argue, but always respected each other. He said when West mentioned wife Beyoncé and 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy during his infamous 2016 rant, he “crossed the line.”

“Think about how I got to that point,” Hov explained. “It’s not even about Kanye. It really isn’t. His name is there, but it’s just the truth what happened, but I’m sayin’ the whole point is you got hurt because this guy was talking about you on a stage, but what really hurt me is you can’t bring my kids and my wife into it.

“Kanye’s my little brother,” he continued. “He’s talked about me a hundred times. He made a song called ‘Big Brother.’ We’ve gotten past bigger issues, but you brought my family into it. Now that’s a problem with me. That’s a real, real problem. He know it’s a problem ’cause me and him would have been talked about it. We would have been resolved our issues, but he know he crossed the line. I know him. he knows. He knows … I know he knows because we’ve never let this much space go between one our disagreements and we’ve had many. That’s part who we are. That’s what I liked about him. He’s an honest person. He’s open and he’ll just say things, and he’s wrong a lot times, but we’ll confront it.”

West’s and JAY’s rocky relationship was the subject a recent British documentary, Public Enemies.

West is reportedly armed with a response to JAY’s barbs on 4:44, but so far, nothing has materialized.

Watch a clip the interview above or head to TIDAL to watch it in its entirety.

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DJ Quik Working On Joint EP With Scarface & “BlaqKout” Follow-Up With Kurupt

Los Angeles, CA – During their Los Angeles stop at The Novo by Microst Theater Thursday (August 17), DJ Quik spoke with DX about his relationship with Scarface, the initial concept the tour and a collaborative EP with the Facemob leader.

“I think an EP first because my ADD won’t let me do an album no more,” Quik told #DXLive host Jake Rohn. “Scarface and I, we working on an EP actually. We’re actually recording every show that we do into Protools all stemmed out. We’re going to listen back to it after the tour is done and in the interim, we’re writing lyrics and music on the bus. It just makes sense to make an EP not just to sell and have a record out but to make this whole experience and give it to people to feel a vibe.”

Currently, Quik and Face are on a 12-date tour, with a possibility additional stops. The joint run between the two comes from a friendship that dates back to the early moments in their careers.

“The first time me and Scarface met was in 1991,” explained Quik. “We were on tour with MC Hammer and I think Chubb Rock was out there with us, Kris Kross and it was the Geto Boys and us. It was Ice Cube’s Amerikkka’s Most Wanted tour. I think the Geto Boys were promoting We Can’t Be Stopped and I was promoting Quik Is The Name. We met and he was just a cool, down to earth and a solid dude. I had already loved his music for years. When he’d come out here to visit, I’d pick him up myself and drive him around. Don’t call no taxi and we just built from there.”

When DX spoke with Face himself, he discussed everything from his relationship with Quik to ficially retiring next year after spending 30 years in the game.

“In my opinion, Quik is the best fuckin’ mixer, producer and engineer,” said Scarface before speaking about his last solo album with frequent collaborator N.O. Joe. “Scarface might die, but Brad Jordan will be here forever.”

Back in 2012, Kurupt hinted at a sequel to his collaborative BlaQKout project with Quik, and he spoke to DX about the status the follow-up.

“We working on the new DJ Quik and Kurupt album,” said Kurupt. “The title is not for the public. Not yet, but you gon’ love it baby. Uncle Quik said we gone hit ’em with nothing but gangsta shit.”

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Future Cancels Charlottesville & Virginia Beach Shows "Out Of Respect"

It’s been nearly one week since a counter-protester was killed in Charlottesville, Virginia after a group white nationalists converged on the city in protest the removal a Confederate statue.

Given the tragic events that unfolded in the city last weekend, Atlanta rap titan Future has chosen to cancel his August 19 show in Charlottesville and August 20 show in Virginia Beach. On Thursday (August 17), he revealed his decision to cancel both shows was “out respect” Twitter.

“Out respect for the tragic events I felt it wasn’t rite to perform at this time..please understand my heart mean well VA #FutureHendrix,” Future wrote.

A statement from the chair the University Programs Council (UPC), the University Virginia organization that would have held the Future concert in Charlottesville, said the Freebandz leader was also concerned about safety.

“Future expressed concerns with safety, particularly following the events this past weekend,” UPC Chair Nolan Reilly told The Cavalier Daily. “Our contingency plan has been developing hour by hour, but we are currently leveraging a social media marketing campaign to get the attention Chance the Rapper.”

Although new dates have yet to be scheduled for Future’s Virginia stops, he let fans know he’ll be back “very soon.”

“VA is important to me & always will be. I’m comin very soon,my word! Love Forever,” he tweeted.

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Parookaville proves itself as a true European festival contender

Something special just happened outside Düsseldorf: Germany’s largest electronic music festival, . The festival just had its third annual anniversary, and it was, in a word, insane.

Parookaville proves itself as a true European festival contender

Founded in 2014, Parookaville has had great success in delivering the world’s biggest DJs straight to Germany’s largest dance music scene. This year, the ground served home to more than 80,000 attendees, complete with 10 stages and more than 200 artists on the lineup.

As one Europe’s largest electronic music festivals, it was interesting to compare the experience here to that American festivals. In comparing a festival like Parookaville to something like or even , some obvious differences were apparent.

One big difference seems to be drug use. I don’t know if it’s Germany’s love  beer as an alternative, but I was shocked at how few drugs were being consumed at Parookaville. Speaking solely for American festivals, almost every attendee can share some kind story by weekend’s end where they witnessed someone at the festival deep in a “K-Hole” or heard a friend buying “fake molly.” In Germany, however, I did not witness a single person noticeably intoxicated on drugs. After making a note this at the end the day one, I chalked it up to “Germans love beer” and maybe I just didn’t see enough the festival yet. Stiff security, maybe? Wrong. Parookaville had some the most lax — yet most pressional — workers I’ve ever seen at a festival. Aside from a group friends who posed as “stage crew,” only to be almost immediately busted during the artist’s set, the weekend went without any major hiccups. Note to “stage crew”: if you’re going to make it in, don’t give yourself up by jumping on stage and trying to dance with . Parookaville provided a fun and safe atmosphere for all, and it was so memorable. Music lovers came out to truly listen and enjoy.

Parookaville provided a great environment for a festival, combining both immaculate and historic grounds, with a stacked and diverse lineup. Parookaville proves itself as a true European festival contenderWhile the lineup was techno-heavy, it catered to many other genres electronic music as well, including what possibly might be one the most epic bass-heavy stage days we’ve seen yet, thanks to BOOTSHAUS. Check out the lineup (at right) just for Saturday alone.

If you’re looking for that festival “second-wind” in an industry that is always searching for new and fresh material, Parookaville is the answer. In their third installment, they truly have built something special in the hills  Germany.

One major thing to note about Parookaville was the stellar production quality their live stream and set replays. Quite honestly, this may be the best-looking live stream I’ve ever seen. From the camera work to the quality the stream, I haven’t seen many that can compare with the job their production team did this year. Bravo! MagentaMusik 360 provided full coverage for Parookaville 2017 and a select number set replays can be found .

To get your tickets for Parookaville 2018, click .

Check out set highlights on ‘s Instagram, and view .

Parookaville proves itself as a true European festival contender

 

Parookaville proves itself as a true European festival contender

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Win M&G + pair of tickets to Zomboy in NYC (Contest)

Dubstep heavyweight, , embarked on his North American Rott n’ Roll tour that hits 45 dates across a three month period with support from bass talent like , , Dr. Oizo, and more. Although the tour is only at its halfway point, the English producer is gearing up for one the most impactful show’s the tour next week at New York City’s PlayStation Theater.

On August 26th, Zomboy will be blowing the ro f the theater for over 2000 bassheads and is bringing along Trampa, Dr. Ozi, and GLD. To celebrate this milestone, Dancing Astronaut is fering up a meet & greet and a pair tickets to one lucky bass fanatic ahead Zomboy’s marquee show.

Ticket’s for the show are on-sale now .

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GRiZ releases 13-track remix album, announces full 'Good Will Continue' tour – Dancing Astronaut

When Grant Kwiecinski, the man behind ,  began rolling out his , “Good Will Continue,” it came with suspicions that the Detroit-native was wrapping a new album. Since then, GRiZ has been releasing after from his now year-old LP, including AC Slater’s impressive which premiered on DA earlier this week.

So, naturally, it came with more than mere speculation that the future-funk master would release an entire remix package  some heavy hitting, genre-spanning collabs, including , Juneaux, , and many more. From the sharp synths Boogie T’s rework “Can’t Hold Me Down” to the glitchy bass lines in ‘s re-imagining “Gotta Push On,” the project is chalked full high-prile remixes, cleanly rinsed by Kwiecinski himself, as well as features from some up-and-coming producers like Brooklyn’s own .

With the release comes the full roll out his “Good Will Continue” tour, a follow-up to his last album tour, “Good Will Prevail,” which was a response to the overwhelming political negativity the times. Phase three the Fall tour now includes six stops along the Midwest and Northeast, including New York State and Kansas City. Now, more than ever, is when we need GRiZ’s positive message love and self-acceptance.

Tracklist:

  1. Wicked ft. Eric Krasno (Dirty Audio Remix)
  2. Can’t Hold Me Down ft. Tash Neal (Boogie T Remix)
  3. My Friends & I ft. ProbCause (Dusty Bits Remix)
  4. Good Times Roll ft. Big Gigantic (Ephwurd Remix)
  5. I Don’t Mind ft. SunSquabi, Artifakts, & iDa Hawk (Jenaux Remix)
  6. Feelin’ Fine (Rowland Evans Remix)
  7. PS GFY ft. Cherub (Opiuo Remix)
  8. What We’ve Become ft. Cory Enemy & Natalola (Tommy Trash Remix)
  9. If There Ever Comes A Day ft. Eli Paperboy Reed & Louis Futon (IHF Remix)
  10. Rather Be Free ft. Muzzy Bearr (Tisoki Remix)
  11. Gotta Push On ft. Brasstracks & Eric Krasno (Barclay Crenshaw Remix)
  12. Before I Go ft. Leo Napier (AC Slater Remix)
  13. Driftin’ ft. Son Little (Birocratic Remix)

 

Good Will Continue Tour Dates:

8/18-19 – 515 Alive Fest – Des Moines, IA

8/31 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO *Sold Out*

9/1 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO *Sold Out*

9/2 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO *Sold Out*

10/11 – The Observatory – Orange County, CA

10/12 – The Observatory – San Diego, CA

10/13 – The Warfield – San Francisco, CA

10/14 – The Warfield – San Francisco, CA

1015 – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA

10/18 – McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR

10/19 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR

10/20 – Vancouver Forum – Vancouver, BC

10/21 – The Hive – Sandpoint, ID

10/22 – The Wilma – Missoula, MT

10/26 – Myth – Minneapolis, MN

10/28 – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland – Kansas City, MO

10/31 – Express Live! – Columbus, OH

11/1 – Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY

11/2 – Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA

11/3 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA

11/4 – The Anthem – Washington, D.C.

11/5 – Palace Theatre – Albany, NY

11/7 – The National – Richmond, VA

11/9 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN

11/10 – Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre – Atlanta, GA

11/11 – Orpheum Theater – New Orleans, LA

12/1-5 – Dominican Holidaze – Punta Cana, DO

 

GRiZ releases 13-track remix album, announces full 'Good Will Continue' tour - Dancing Astronaut
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GRiZ – Wicked (Dirty Audio Remix) – Dancing Astronaut

GRiZ’s funk-fueled ‘Wicked’ gets the rowdy raw bass treatment from Dirty Audio. The next remix in his repertoire, following a stellar rework   turns the All Good Records head honcho’s hit into a dancefloor firestarter. A bombastic bass take on the funk-fueled original, the LA-based talent stays true to his unapologetic, festival-focused sound.

GRiZ - Wicked (Dirty Audio Remix) - Dancing Astronaut
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Meek Mill Reportedly Arrested By NYPD On Instagram Live

New York, NY – Meek Mill is reportedly in police custody after being arrested for reckless endangerment late Thursday night (August 17). He was stopped on 10th Avenue and Dyckman in New York City for riding his dirt bike through the streets. The interaction with police was caught on incident that was caught on Instagram Live.

In the video, Meek can be heard asking, “What I do?”

The ficer responds, “You weren’t riding on a motorcycle yesterday? Yesterday, right? I got pictures you, I got videos you running up and down.”

Meek replies, “I just came from a basketball game. I just want to know my rights.”

He’s then asked to get out the car and the audio gets a little muddled before Meek is heard discussing the situation with whoever else was in the car.

The incident was provoked by a since-deleted Instagram post Meek made on Wednesday (August 16) that showed him riding bikes and quads through the 34th precinct without a helmet, which reportedly violated traffic laws.

He is apparently being held at the 34th precinct awaiting his arraignment.

The Wins & Losses rapper was in town to perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon!. 

Watch the video the stop above.

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