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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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James Murphy on 'American Dream:' 'it's the best I've felt about an LCD LP ever'

’s highly-anticipated revival record American Dream is just two weeks away from its long awaited release. In his classic-nervous-yet-celebratory-fashion frontman James Murphy has taken to Facebook to address some the record’s final matters. First confirming— that yes— that is indeed the cover, despite others hoping a more exciting unveiling was around the corner.  Murphy also shared that anyone who purchased a ticket to one the band’s upcoming tour dates will receive a free American Dream CD, and if that’s too uncool, they also have the option to pay slightly and receive a vinyl copy instead. But the best part the post was when Murphy commented on the actual music, remarking, “some you may hate it, but i’m very proud it. it’s the best i’ve felt about an LCD LP ever. which could totally spell disaster.” Read the full statement below.

American Dream is out Sept. 1 Columbia/DFA.

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James Murphy on 'American Dream:' 'it's the best I've felt about an LCD LP ever'
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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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How Jevon Doe Bounced Back From A Near-Death Experience For "My Life Changed Pt. 1"

West Hollywood, CA – After years independent grind that even left him homeless for a stint, Houston rapper Jevon Doe has been making a name for himself in the realm Hip Hop, signing with Atlantic Records just last year. To fully pursue his dreams becoming the best artist he can be, Jevon recently traded H-Town for the City Angels. Now, he shares a side his story that’s never been heard before.

On Thursday (August 17), HipHopDX partnered with Popular Demand and 1800 Tequila to host the ficial listening party for his new EP, My Life Changed Pt. 1. With friends, family, media, and fans all out to support, WCSP in West Hollywood, CA soon reached capacity. Greeted with an open bar and free chicken at the door, the evening quickly turned into a celebration.

During the live Q&A, Jevon Doe summarized his sound, eventually boiling it down to four words.

“It’s got that South in it,” he says. “It’s got that H-town in it. You could feel where I’m from. You could see what I’m reppin’. But it’s also global. I feel like it’s very global. I feel like my voice attracts, so I feel like what I’m speaking about also attracts. I think there’s a lot people in the world that just want to hear somebody just speak some real shit, but sound cool doing it. But really be cool. So I think that’s really what my sound generates: H-Town, South, global, cool.”

Jevon also credits a fellow H-town legend as one the two artists who ignited his desire to rap.

“The first artist I really started liking was Z-Ro. He’s from Houston. From there, it was Lil Wayne. Them two right there really sparked me into wanting to rap. And then on top that, it was Drake, Childish Gambino, Big Sean, those type artists that really kept me trying to get it.”

In 2016, Doe unleashed his debut project Story Of My Life, with features from Bun B, Ty Dolla $ign and Buddy.

He explains, “The first one was Story Of My Life, and this one’s My Life Changed. So pretty much I told people how I got to the point being signed and being here. And then My Life Changed: being out in L.A., being in Hollywood, being around celebrities, working every damn night, being tired as fuck, but still trying to get it. So all that happened.”

Fitting to the name, while Story Of My Life told the tale Doe’s life struggles, his biggest obstacle yet was still to come.

“Also, it branched f a situation that happened with my ex-girlfriend. The whole situation where she came in and did what she did, that gave me that motivation to really want to tell people, ‘I’m really in this shit. I’m out here trying to get it, and I got people trying to hold me down.’”

The second record on the EP, “Angels Protecting Me,” recounts the evening his ex-girlfriend showed up at his doorstep with her brother and three other guys. Beyond a home invasion, Jevon was beat up and held at gunpoint. It left him with two broken hands.

With the reality what was happening in that moment, Jevon reveals the only two things crossing his mind: “What the fuck was going on and I hope I don’t die.”

While the ficial music video sees Jevon retelling the evening in detail, DX asked how it had impacted him mentally.

“Yeah, they fered me therapy. The city and all that,“ he said. “But I never went to it. I just didn’t have time. I was in the studio. I had to keep pushing, to be honest. I had to get my stuff — get it back. To this day, I mean, yeah. It does affect me. There’s different things that come from it. But I’m still alive. That’s the best thing about it. Because I could have been gone.”

Turning a negative into a positive, it was clear Doe wasn’t worried about Pt. 2 anytime soon.

“Part 2 … I don’t even know. I may not drop it for a while. I may keep it an open story, and eventually, I close it up. When it’s time for me to close it up.”

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Gucci Mane Reveals Release Date For New "Mr. Davis" LP

Since his release from prison last year, Gucci Mane hasn’t let his foot f the accelerator in terms his musical output. The momentum continues with a new album announcement in the form  Mr. Davis. The project is expected to arrive on September 15.

As indicated by the tracklist, Guwop’s eleventh full-length studio album is packed with guest spots from notable acts such as The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, Ty Dolla $ign and ScHoolboy Q.

Mr. Davis also features singles “Tone It Down” with Chris Brown and the Nicki Minaj-assisted “Make Love.” For many, the latter single kicked f Minaj’s ongoing beef with Remy Ma.

Mr. Davis serves as the follow-up to Gucci’s Droptopwop mixtape with Metro Boomin that he dropped in May and first full-length album since last year’s The Return East Atlanta Santa.

Alongside the album details, La Flare released a new single “I Get The Bag” featuring fellow ATLiens Migos.

Check out the Mr. Davis artwork and tracklist below.

Gucci Mane Reveals Release Date For New "Mr. Davis" LP
  1. 1. Work in Progress (Intro)
    2. Back On
    3. I Get the Bag f. Migos
    4. Stunting Ain’t Nuthin f. Slim Jxmmi & Young Dolph
    5. Curve f. The Weeknd
    6. Enormous f. Ty Dolla $ign
    7. Members Only
    8. Money Make Ya Handsome
    9. Changed f. Big Sean]
    10. We Ride f. Monica]
    11. Lil Story f. Schoolboy Q
    12. Tone It Down f. Chris Brown
    13. Make Love
    14. Money Piling
    15. Jumped Out the Whip f. A$AP Rocky
    16. Miss My Woe f. Rico Love
    17. Made It (Outro)
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Big K.R.I.T.'s New Album Is Done

Since splitting from Def Jam Recordings last year, Big K.R.I.T.’s musical output has slowed to a snail’s pace. He’s only popped up for an occasional guest spot or loosie, and his last full-length album was 2014’s Cadillactica. According to a tweet from longtime manager Dutch DeNiro, that’s about to change.

On Thursday night (August 17), he wrote, “Big K.R.I.T. album ficially done and turned in.”

So far, there are no other details on the project, although he recently posted a pic himself with Memphis producer Drumma Boy to Instagram.

Among the Southern spitter’s recent work was solo track “Free Agent,” which dropped in October 2016, and appearances on Keyon Harrold’s “Stay This Way,” Lupe Fiasco’s Drogas Light and Dizzy Wright’s The Golden Age 2.

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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 .

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Zedd: "There is no good reason not to speak up"

In the spotlight now perhaps more than ever before as he prepares to embark on a fifteen-date North American tour with his second double-platinum certification in his back pocket, isn’t shying from the limelight to voice his beliefs confidently and without reservation as millions watch and listen.

The Russian-German producer has been forthright about his feelings on political motion in the country, organizing “Welcome,” a benefit concert for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) hosted in April. Featuring performances from a variety artists ranging from to , the event was a direct response to President Trump’s attempted travel ban. The ban struck particularly close to home for Zedd, the producer having stated on multiple occasions that his ability to stay in the US is enabled solely by his possession a visa.

“No matter how big the scandal is, no matter how insane a Trump] tweet is, it just keeps going. You feel powerless, and that’s terrible to me,” Zedd remarked. Zedd has maintained an assertive, and at some times even surprising transparency his political stance, consistently arising as one the most politically outspoken producers in the music industry. “They other DJs/producers] don’t want to lose fans” Zedd states, conscious that his tendency to speak out sets him apart from many figures in the music industry, rather than aligning him with them. “I understand where they are coming from, but I disagree with that being a good reason not to speak up.” Zedd has doubled as a major hit engineering entity and political rights activist for quite some time, frequently voicing concerns his .

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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

 

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