Iceland’s Secret Solstice Festival Adds Extra Day with Opening Ceremony featuring Chaka Khan and Secret Guest to 2017 Event

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With the fourth edition of Secret Solstice shaping up to be one to remember this summer solstice weekend, June 16-18, 2017 in Reykjavík, Iceland, organizers have announced a special bonus for ticket holders in the form of an opening ceremony with some truly formidable guests. Extending the festivities, ten-time GRAMMY winner and Queen of Funk, Chaka Khan will be joined by Icelandic acts SSSól and Fox Train Safari for this extraordinary event on Thursday, June 15th, 2017, the day before the full festival was scheduled to begin.

“In particular, we’re thrilled to have legendary local super act SSSól attending our opening ceremony, as part of their final tour marking the band’s 30th anniversary,” said Secret Solstice Founder Fred Olafsson when speaking on the announcement.

In addition, as has become something of a tradition for Secret Solstice since 2015, an unannounced secret guest will also be scheduled to play the festival’s 2017 opening ceremony. While the act won’t likely be revealed until the day of the ceremony, the previous two years has seen Busta Rhymes and Sister Sledge filling this slot for the event.

Finally, Native American and Basque Gypsy artist JoaqoPelli, hailing from the USA, will open and bless the downtown Reykjavík event site before festivities begin, in what will be a magical way to kick off Secret Solstice’s 2017 event.

With an already stellar lineup including the Foo Fighters, The Prodigy, Rick Ross, Big Sean, Anderson .Paak, and many more, Secret Solstice’s opening ceremony on Thursday, June 15th, will come at no extra for existing ticket holders (including VIP and other higher level tickets), or those purchasing a full festival ticket in the future. However, for those wanting just to attend just this opening ceremony event, a super-limited number of 2,000 tickets will be available to the public. Going on sale at 11am GMT on April 13th, guests can purchase tickets to jive with Chaka Khan and the rest of the announced acts for only $52 USD (approx. £42/€49/5,900kr) while they last via Eventbrite.

For those wanting to go for the entire event, tickets are available via exclusive ticketing partners Eventbrite and Tix. Travel packages including full international flight, accommodation, and partner festival passes are available in limited numbers from the event’s airline partner WOW air here, and other bespoke travel packages available via Festicket and Festlane. WOW air travel packages currently depart from these North American cities – Boston, Los Angeles, Montreal, Miami, Newark, San Francisco, and Toronto.


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After a huge release on spinnin deep, the next move of Pete Sabo is a massive festival anthem with an outstanding melody and crispy basses. Be sure that this smasher will be part of your record collection!

De Hofnar Shows His “Superstar” Side In New Single

MESKVDI Works His Magic On Maestro Harrell & NoTech’s “Zantar”

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4B x Junkie Kid – Love is Dead

Dillon Francis Debuts “Say Less” Featuring G-Eazy, First Release on Francis’ Own IDGAFOS Label

Los Angeles, CA- April 5, 2017- Platinum-seling artist, DJ, and producer Dillon Francis today released his highly anticipated new single “Say Less” featuring G-Eazy. The track is available everywhere today and is the first official release on Francis’ own IDGAFOS record label. To watch a lyric video for the song, click HERE .

The propulsive “Say Less” is a years in the making collaboration. “G-Eazy and I had been talking about making a record for the past four years but our insane touring schedules never let us get in the studio together,” said Francis. “In the beginning of the year it finally worked out when we were both in LA. One session turned into three and now we have our glorious sing that we are so proud of.”

“Dillon’s been the homie forever and we’ve always talked about collaborating, so this was inevitable,” added G-Eazy. “It’s basically the bridge that connects two worlds- it’s where we meet in the middle creatively. It’s a party track about meeting a girl at a music festival and finding love under the influence of multiple illicit substances. It’s about being straight to the point…say less means say no more.”

IDGAFOS originated from Francis’ 2011 song of the same ahem, which at the time, reflected the culmination of his signature musical productions. The term has since evolved into a rallying cry for all things Dillon Francis–his clothing line, epic live show, and now an outlet with which to release his new music. In his own words, IDGAFOS is “to be spirited and happy…to never give a fuck or shit about anything but remaining positive.

IDGAFOS also gets a shout out directly by G-Eazy in ” Say Less”. “In the song you’ll notice G-Eazy says IDGAFOS and little do you know I’m independent now and IDGAFOS is life…and my label,” said Francis.

Francis is set to return to Coachella for performances on April 14th and 21st . For a complete list of upcoming live dates, click HERE.

About Dillon Francis

By 2017, platinum-selling Dj and producer, host and creator of TBS Digital’s One Deeper Talks, actor, and all-around nice guy Dillon Francis solidified himself as modern-day renaissance man. Averaging over 4 million-monthly Spotify stream, he achieved a string of smashed, including the #1 Dance Radio Airplay hit “Anywhere”[feat.Will Heard], “Candy” [feat. Snappy Jit] , #1 Billboard Dance Club Songs chart-topper “Coming Over” with Kygo [feat. James Hersey] and the RIAA platinum-certified “Get Low” with DJ Snake- which surpassed 500 million worldwide streams. Francis initially made history in 2012 as “the first mooombahton artist to achieve the number one spot on Beatport” with the Something, Something Awesome EP. His 2014 major label debut album, Money Sucks, Friends Rule [ Mad Decent /Columbia Records]. landed on Rolling Stone’s “Top Electronic Albums of 2014” list. 2015’s This Mixtape Is Fire EP bowed at #1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart.

He remains a festival favorite, igniting the stages of Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra, TomorrowWorld, Electric Zoo, and more. 2017 saw him reprise his residency at the Wynn Las Vegas for the second consecutive year. He consistently engages a social media following of 1.6 million on instagram, 1.5 million on Facebook, and 921K on twitter with a string of hilarious contact as well as his YouTube series DJ World. His alter ego DJ Hanzel would not only open gigs, but also serves as the host for the comedic series One Deep Talks. The real Francis’ music has piped through Furious 7. Entourage, Neighbors, Zoolander 2, and more. Now he shakes things up once again with his 2017 single “Say Less” [feat. G-Eazy]- the first release under his own IDGAFOS independent label.

BPM Festival announce date and location for their Portugal edition this September

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The world-renowned festival expands to Europe and will take place in the picturesque coastal town of Praia da Rocha on 14th – 17th September

September 14 – 17th 2017
Praia da Rocha, Portimão, Portugal

Early bird tickets available here, while supplies last

After spearheading a decade of esteemed showcases in Mexico’s Playa Del Carmen, The BPM Festival can now reveal the date and location for their very first European edition in Portugal this September 2017. Set to welcome a discerning selection of DJ’s from the house and techno spectrum, The BPM Festival: Portugal will take place in the coastal resort of Praia da Rocha on 14-17th September.

Since its inception, The BPM Festival has built an inimitable status on the international dance scene and festival circuit, accruing them respect from across the globe. This prestige has attracted industry-leading label and event partners that now form the basis of this BPM Familia with the Portugal edition set to retain the same party format with a series of day and night parties. The likes of elrow, Paradise, DYNAMIC, Music On, ENTER and Innervisions are among those regularly exhibiting during The BPM Festival’s 10 year history.

Yearly the promoters surpass the renowned standing of The BPM Festival. The festival curated a spoil of choice for thousands of fans over 72 countries, booking Carl Cox, Dubfire, Guti, Solomun, Richy Ahmed, Jackmaster, Jamie Jones, Nicole Moudaber, Nic Fanciulli, George Fitzgerald to name a few over the past decade. A truly eclectic selection can no less be guaranteed for the inaugural Portugal edition.

With early bird tickets now on sale, The BPM Festival has teamed up with Choice Holidays to offer accommodation-only and package options. Packages include flights, accommodation, airport transfers & festival tickets. Choice Holidays is also a member of the ABTA, and ATOL bonded. This means you can book in confidence through an insured company. The packages are very flexible, offering thousands of flights from anywhere around the world. There are also various hotel options to suit your budget and preferences.

Event Details
The BPM Festival Portugal
14th – 17th September 2017
Praia da Rocha, Portimão, Portugal
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Habstrakt flexes bass house roots in remix of DJ Snake’s ‘4Life’ with G4SHI

Autograf Shares Chill House Single “You Might Be” Feat. Lils

Grant Saxena unchains his latest festival banger ‘The Could Be’

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Grant Saxena has spent the last few years travelling around the world playing in some of Europe and America’s most popular clubs. He is a veteran behind the decks and encapsulates audiences wherever he goes, and his own productions are no different. Recently he has been hard at work in the studio honing his own tunes ready to play out everywhere he goes.

His flair and originality are abundant in the forthcoming ‘This Could Be’. The track has an ethereal, beautiful quality which pushes the boundaries of electronic music. The atmospheric synthesis and reverberated soundscape captures the listener and transports them to somewhere high in the sky before the powerful drop brings you right back down to earth. This one is sure to go off at this summer’s festivals, and the full track is available to listen to below exclusive to this site:

‘This Could Be’ follows on from a couple of successful releases in the last few months from Saxena. ‘Distressor EP’ and ‘Juggernaut EP’ both reached the Top 15 on Beatport and showcase his ability to create music for the masses, but add his own special twist to such a massive music scene. Grant is intent on spreading his music and good vibes around the world and if he keeps producing magic like this, soon enough everyone will know his name.

‘This Could Be’ is available now to download so make sure you grab your copy quick!