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Cardi B & Kodak Black Set To Headline Miami’s Trap Circus

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Today’s hottest recording artists Cardi B. and Kodak Black are set to co-headline an inaugural circus-themed music festival, the Trap Circus, alongside electrifying performances from YFN Lucci and more.

Hosted by No Jumper, and located in the newly designed and artistic neighborhood of Wynwood, the old RC Cola Plant will also be transformed into a fresh venue site for the south Florida scene. Combining a carnival atmosphere and traditional festival performances scheduled throughout the day, will make this event an enthusiastic display of trap culture at its best.

In just this week, “Bodak Yellow,” Cardi B.’s remix to South Florida native Kodak Black’s original freestyle, “No Flockin,” has reached the Billboard number one spot; a feat that has not been accomplished by a solo female rapper since 1998.

With a long-awaited pairing of the star of 2016 XXL Freshman Kodak Black and the former Love and Hip Hop reality star turned rapper, this event will prove to be an explosion of high energy performances an attendance is expected to reach well into the thousands. The lineup includes: Kodak Black, Cardi B., YFN Lucci, Hood Celebrityy, Young Simmie, and more.

Cardi B has an incredible moment in Miami recently during the 2017 BET Awards. The New York Atlantic recording artist won the show’s prestigious “Best New Artist” award and performed her hit single, “Bodak Yellow” for the millions watching at home and online. “Bodak Yellow” set the record on Billboard as the longest-running number-one single by a solo female artist with two weeks and continues at the top of Billboard’s Hot 100.

In case you haven’t seen the official music video by Cardi B. Check out “Bodak Yellow” below:

The Trap Circus is co-produced by premier event production company Invite Miami and tour agency WRLD Entertainment. Both based in Florida, the companies provide a variety of concerts and events across the state of Florida and the U.S.

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Amsterdam Dance Event Reveals 2018 Dates

Bradley Callison

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Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s leading event for electronic music, have announced that the 23rd edition will take place from the 17th to 21st of October, 2018. The organizers are expecting around 400,000 national and international visitors.

During ADE there will be a range of activities focused on South Korea. Director Richard Zijlma states: “The South Korean electronic music scene is growing rapidly, thanks to technological innovation and smart crossovers. During ADE we will focus on the very best the country has to offer across a wide range of festival and conference events.”

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), an initiative of Buma, is the world’s largest club-based festival and conference for electronic music. The event continues to grow and develop each year, with last year’s edition featuring over 2,500 artists and 550 speakers in a record breaking 160 venues. The event attracted visitors from over 90 countries over five days featuring every conceivable aspect of electronic music culture.

The organizers are committed to growing the day and nighttime activities once again in 2018 through established partnerships with cultural institutions, and by adding new pavilions focused on countries. “The addition of pavilions creates extra possibilities to meet and network for music industry professionals but also provides a means to show the innovative power of individual territories in front of an international audience,” states Zijlma.

The complete day and night program will be announced over the coming months. For more information about ADE: www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/about-ade

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Bringing In The New Year With Lights All Night

Mike Victorick

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Lights All Night 2017
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It’s been 2 years since we’ve moved in on Dallas, Tx to witness what is easily one of the top 3 edm spectacles to end the year with. Lights All Night Always happens the last week end of the year and they do their best to bring the new year at an amazing height to the ragers, shufflers, bass, and house heads! With the bubble, which some say has “done popped”, moving into the double digits it’s hard to surprise or impress us most of us these days. I think the only way to really get into our music needing souls they just have to tap into what we want to hear live. Bring on the largest names and artist that borderline cult followings. I get in trouble when doing these reviews and recaps because I can say something about everyone so first new years resolution is to just kind of recap for the review. 😉

Lights All Night 2017
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Lights All Night 2017
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With Tune Collective we always want the good things last so let’s point out a few things that didn’t really work. The special guest, Ugly God + Smokepurpp kind of flopped. I don’t know if they artist weren’t ready for the edm kids or the festival wasn’t ready for the artist. Sound was distorted and the crowds were a bit lacking. The first few hours were a bit disorganized but you can tell they were really working on fixing all things and getting it cleared up. That was really it as far as bad things are concerned. O yea…… send out condolences to Illenium. That poor guy lost power a couple of times. It wasn’t a live set so I’m not sure we can really place blame on him. Small things that happen some times at festivals.

Lights All Night 2017
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Lights All Night 2017
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Photo cred by instagram.com/mikevictorick

Lights All Night 2017
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Where Lights All Night got things right this year was bringing in artist that have artist that are on borderline cult like. Bassnectar has the bassheads. Marshmello has the mellogang. AC Slater is the leader of Night Bass. Destructo is king of shipfam and what seems like distant cousins with Dirtybird these days. Lights All Night recognized that while these guys aren’t at the top 100 they carry something that is far more superior, dedicated fans!

Lights All Night 2017
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Lights All Night 2017
Shot for Tune Collective
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Photo cred by instagram.com/mikevictorick

Lights All Night 2017
Shot for Tune Collective
#lan2k17
Photo cred by instagram.com/mikevictorick

Lights All Night 2017
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Photo cred by instagram.com/mikevictorick

Lights All Night 2017
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Photo cred by instagram.com/mikevictorick

The other artist are steady on the rise and were definitely not slouching on bringing heat. OOkay and Seven Lions for sure had the best sets of the weekend. The music stood out and the production was amazing! Ookay performed his live set and it was definitely a breath of fresh air. 80s synthy pop music and a key tar! A freaking key tar I tell ya! Holly & Sayer played weird bass music that just makes you pay attention because it’s just weird and weird is good. It stands out. While they were second on the bass stage on day two they had a crowd that was probably at it’s biggest for the day. It was good. An artist to keep a look out for is Devault. He’s a trap artist but his sets are interesting and mixed full with what seems like different remixes than what everyone else is playing. That is definitely a heater that people should look out for.

Lights All Night 2017
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Lights All Night 2017
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Production was solid with the big leds, cryo cannons, confetti, and loud sound. When you have a festival like this it’s good to focus on the artist, lights, and sound. There really is not enough time for most anything else. It seems like that Lights All Night has figured out how to continue bringing in strong crowds ready for a great festival. Lights All Night is definitely a great way to end the year!

Lights All Night 2017
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Life In Color Prepares For The Miami 2018 Showdate

Carlos Martins

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Created in 2007, the ‘world’s largest paint party’ returns to Mana Wynwood in the heart of Miami’s renowned art district on January 14th from 4pm to 12am – right around the corner! This year’s lineup is diverse and stacked with a lot of popular acts known nationally and globally. On the dance side, vomitstep king Snails, Australian producer QUIX , uprising talent K?D, and dance legend Zedd will all congregate alongside hip-hop acts like 21 Savage, Blackbear, and Lil Pump – completing what will be one of top events of the year in Miami.  Alongside the lineup, there will be an arsenal of aesthetics including paint blasts, aerialists, art installations, and pop-up performers.

Here is the 2017 aftermovie to give you an idea on what to expect and know the fomo will be real on this one:

The event is 16+. Buy your tickets now!

More info at www.licmiami.com

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