In a world where music knows no boundaries and diversity reigns supreme, Daktyl and Benni Ola have teamed up once again to bless us with 'Family Ties,' the second single from their eagerly awaited 'Chaos Theory (Part 2)' EP. Set to drop on September 29th via TOKiMONSTA's Young Art Records, this track is a captivating fusion of punk, jazz, and drum n' bass, embodying the very essence of diversity and connection that defines the LGBTQIA+ community.
Daktyl and Benni Ola, known for their dedication to pushing artistic boundaries, have promised that 'Chaos Theory (Part 2)' will take us on an emotional and sonic journey like no other. 'Family Ties' certainly lives up to that promise, embracing a unique blend of genres that mirrors the multifaceted and diverse experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Benni Ola, the voice behind the EP, is a true polymath, with talents spanning songwriting, spoken word poetry, modeling, and acting. In contrast, Daktyl is a maestro of music production, boasting a rich and diverse catalog in the electronic music landscape over the past decade. Together, their collaboration is a testament to the power of authentic connections that produce art filled with meaning.
'Family Ties' kicks off with an electrifying guitar note, distorted by feedback, setting the stage for a journey filled with raw emotion. As the percussion takes hold, Benni's commanding vocals seize the spotlight, delivering verses like "Hot shit / Good stuff / Almost there / Still not enough," radiating fiery energy. The track takes an unexpected turn during the chorus, as the resounding basslines of drum n' bass resonate, echoing the diverse rhythms of our lives. In the bridge, Benni passionately belts out, "Family Ties...realize I don’t mess with you guys, I don’t mess with you guys / Ain’t gonna lie... if we had to stand our ground, no, I don't mess with you guys, I just stand by my side, my side." His lyrics delve into themes of loyalty, energy, and power, themes that resonate deeply with the LGBTQIA+ community and the connections formed within it.
As Daktyl and Benni Ola put it, "This song is like a beautiful chaos, the aftermath of an explosion, and the genuine connections that remain. That's the essence of family ties—the things you'd wholeheartedly embrace."
'Family Ties' stands as the second and final single release before the full EP, 'Chaos Theory (Part 2),' arrives on September 29th. For the LGBTQIA+ community, this track is a celebration of diversity and connection, and the EP promises to take us on a journey that echoes the rich tapestry of our lives. Get ready to embrace the power of authentic connections and the beauty of diversity in music – this is an experience you won't want to miss. 🏳️🌈🎶🌟
As the summer sun gracefully sets, leaving behind its warm glow, Armada Music takes a moment to reflect on the whirlwind of activities that have shaped the past few months. In this season of love, diversity, and electronic dance music (EDM), Armada Music has made waves with thrilling new signings, electrifying collaborations, and an exuberant anticipation for their grandest Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) program to date.
The EDM community is buzzing with excitement as Armada Music, a trailblazing record label in the industry, continues to make its mark. This summer, they welcomed a roster of exceptional artists, including Yulia Niko, Nick Schilder, and Trance Wax. Nick Schilder's debut solo track, 'Shatterproof,' instantly skyrocketed to success, securing a spot on the Dutch official Top 40 charts. Yulia Niko made her Armada Music debut with the mesmerizing 'You Knew,' while Trance Wax electrified the scene by announcing his forthcoming album, coupled with the digital release of his 'Rhythm Of The Night' bootleg.
But the summer of Armada Music didn't stop there. It was a season of collaboration, as Joris Voorn's remix of Eelke Kleijn's 'Transmission' made its first appearance at Tomorrowland, creating a sonic journey that left the crowd in awe. Across the ocean, the U.S. witnessed the rise of Loud Luxury's summer smash 'If Only I,' a collaboration with Two Friends and the GRAMMY®-nominated sensation Bebe Rexha. This dynamic alliance claimed the coveted #1 spot on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart for an impressive two consecutive weeks.
With the festival season winding down, the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies eagerly await the grand spectacle known as the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). This year, Armada Music promises an ADE program like no other, built on the festival's reputation as a global EDM hotspot and a celebration of love and diversity.
The week kicks off on Wednesday with a special livestream event from the iconic Schipol airport, where members of the LGBTQIA+ community and EDM enthusiasts from around the world can unite in spirit. On Thursday, the party continues with a showcase from Armada Music's sublabel, Electronic Elements, in the vibrant heart of Amsterdam-Noord, embracing the rich tapestry of diversity that defines our world.
Friday brings an exciting partnership between Armada Music and ADE for Armada University, a platform that promises to educate, inspire, and foster love and unity among all individuals. After a day of learning and networking, it's time for the much-anticipated 'Armada Invites' at their HQ's in-office club, where music lovers can come together to celebrate love, diversity, and the rhythm of life.
In 2023, Armada Music marks its 20th anniversary, making this ADE even more special. It's a celebration of two decades of pushing boundaries, making history, and spreading love, unity, diversity, and respect. As the beats drop, and the melodies soar, Armada Music invites you to join them on this remarkable journey, embracing the very spirit of electronic dance music that unites us all - in the heart of ADE and beyond, where love and diversity shine the brightest.
Phoenix, AZ (August 21, 2023) - Brace yourselves for an extraordinary New Year's Eve experience as Relentless Beats unveils the dazzling phase 01 lineup for Decadence Arizona: The Sky Realm, Arizona's most anticipated LGBTQAI+ friendly celebration. This exhilarating announcement is igniting anticipation for an inclusive and unforgettable end-of-year celebration. Featuring a star-studded roster of LGBTQAI+ Friendly artists and allies, including Black Tiger Sex Machine, Chris Lake, Illenium, John Summit, Oliver Heldens, Slander, and Steve Aoki, Decadence Arizona is set to take place on December 30 and 31. It promises an immersive journey through music, performance art, and self-expression, all under the glittering skies of Arizona.
In partnership with Global Dance, Decadence Arizona's ninth annual celebration is more than just a music event; it's a glittering oasis for the LGBTQAI+ Friendly community and allies to come together and embrace unity, diversity, and love. The Sky Realm will be a safe space where everyone can be their authentic selves, surrounded by the electric energy of the LGBTQAI+ community.
This incredible event is just the beginning - an even more extensive lineup of LGBTQAI+ Friendly, performers, and activations will be unveiled in the weeks to come. Prepare to dance, connect, and celebrate the New Year in glittering splendor.
All Two-Day ticket options, including General Admission GA+, VIP, and Platinum, will be available starting Friday, August 25 at 10 a.m. PT. This is your chance to secure your spot at this inclusive celebration. Ticket prices start at just $149 before fees. For early access to tickets, text REALM to 480.530.5559 on August 24 at 10 a.m. PT. To explore all ticket options, payment plans, table reservations (for those 21+), as well as additional offerings like shuttles, lockers, parking, merchandise, and afterparties, head to www.decadencearizona.com.
Decadence Arizona: The Sky Realm is more than an event; it's a jubilant celebration of love, identity, and togetherness. To stay updated on all things Decadence Arizona: The Sky Realm, follow @DecadenceArizona on social media platforms. It's important to note that Decadence Arizona is an inclusive 18+ event, creating a space for everyone to express themselves freely and authentically.
Produced by Relentless Beats and Global Dance, Decadence Arizona: The Sky Realm is poised to be a sensational New Year's Eve celebration like no other. For the latest updates on all Relentless Beats events, visit www.relentlessbeats.com. Stay connected on Instagram and Twitter at @RelentlessBeats and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RelentlessBeats. Get ready to step into a realm of glitter, love, and unity – Decadence Arizona: The Sky Realm is calling all LGBTQAI+ Friendly spirits!
Robert Sussman, also known as DJ Speir, wholeheartedly supports the diversity and inclusion that I have personally experienced at events produced by Relentless Beats and Global Dance. With a deep commitment to creating an environment that celebrates all walks of life, I personally invite all of my LGBTQIA+ family and friends to join me at Decadence's The Sky Realm. Relentless Beats has a longstanding dedication to supporting the LGBTQIA+-friendly community in Arizona and beyond. The Sky Realm is set to become an extraordinary New Year's Eve celebration like no other, where love, unity, and glitter reign supreme.
Phoenix, AZ (August 15, 2023) - Prepare to immerse yourself in a spine-tingling musical experience as Body Language presents Super Unnatural, a premier house music event set against the stunning backdrop of the Sonoran Desert. Scheduled for October 27 and 28, 2023, this two-night Halloween extravaganza is not just a music event – it's a celebration of diversity, unity, and self-expression. Hosted at the luxurious WestWorld, surrounded by Scottsdale's finest luxury resorts, restaurants, and hotels, Super Unnatural promises to be an unforgettable blend of music, atmosphere, and Halloween excitement.
Presented by Body Language, a sub-brand of the renowned independent promoter Relentless Beats, Super Unnatural is set to create a hauntingly memorable experience. This event isn't just about the music; it's about embracing the supernatural vibes that come alive during Halloween. As darkness falls, the sounds of house music will envelop the desert, transforming it into a realm of pulsating energy and mystical ambiance.
This Halloween event is more than just an ordinary music festival. It's a celebration that welcomes everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. The LGBTQAI+ community is at the heart of this gathering, and the vibes are all about embracing diversity, fostering unity, and creating a safe space where everyone can dance freely and be themselves.
Headlining this electrifying event are some of the most iconic names in the music industry. Fisher, known for his infectious beats and chart-topping tracks, will be leading the charge. Dom Dolla, another luminary in the house music scene, will grace the stage with his signature sound. And let's not forget Four Tet, who is set to add his unique musical perspective to the mix. But that's just the beginning – a stellar lineup of supporting artists, including Armand Van Helden, Azzecca, Bastian Bux, Chelina Manuhutu, Chris Lorenzo, Kyle Watson, Mau P, Nora En Pure (Sunset Set), Shlohmo, and Tini Gessler, will take the stage to keep the beats going all night long.
The event is divided over two nights, each with a distinct lineup that promises to keep the energy high and the crowd dancing. Friday, October 27, will feature performances by Fisher, Four Tet, Mau P, Kyle Watson, Tini Gessler, and Bastian Bux. On Saturday, October 28, Dom Dolla, Chris Lorenzo, Armand Van Helden, Nora En Pure (Sunset Set), Chelina Manuhutu, Shlohmo, and Azzecca will take the stage to create an unforgettable evening of music and magic.
But that's not all – Body Language presents Super Unnatural is going above and beyond to ensure an extraordinary experience for attendees. Relentless Beats will offer tiered travel packages that include hotel stays, transportation, 2-day passes, express entry, exclusive inclusions, and even a Sunday Brunch experience. These packages are perfect for those traveling from out of town or for those who want the ultimate festival 'staycation' experience.
Tickets for Super Unnatural are set to go on sale on August 16 at 10 a.m. PT. With various ticket levels available, including General Admission, VIP, and single-day options, there's a ticket to match everyone's preference. Prices start at $69.50, before fees. To secure your spot at this captivating musical event, visit www.relentlessbeats.com for all ticket options.
Get ready to step into the world of Super Unnatural, where music, atmosphere, and Halloween enchantment converge in a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For the latest updates and information on Super Unnatural, visit www.BodyLanguageFest.com or follow @BodyLanguageAZ on social media. Stay connected with Relentless Beats on Instagram and Twitter at @RelentlessBeats and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RelentlessBeats. It's time to embrace the supernatural – we'll see you at WestWorld!
Dubai's Skies Light Up with Armin van Buuren's Epic Burj Khalifa Set
The electronic dance music (EDM) scene is no stranger to mind-boggling spectacles and jaw-dropping records, but what transpired on a starlit night in Dubai's skyline has raised the bar to unprecedented heights. Armin van Buuren, the maestro of trance and EDM, gifted his fans an ethereal experience as he took the stage atop the iconic Burj Khalifa, enthralling the world with his monumental record-breaking set.
Breaking not just one but two world records, Armin's performance marked the highest musical spectacle atop the tallest architectural marvel on the planet and utilized the largest LED screen ever employed for a live show. The magnitude of this achievement can only be fully comprehended by grasping the audacious feat that Armin undertook.
As the sun dipped below the horizon, the shimmering skyline of Dubai served as a surreal backdrop to the already momentous occasion. Armin's euphoric melodies cascaded from the towering heights, captivating thousands on the ground and countless more across the globe, who joined in virtually to witness this historic feat. The blend of architectural magnificence and sonic innovation has solidified this event as a milestone in both the worlds of music and technology.
Fans who couldn't be a part of the live spectacle need not worry, as Armin has graciously shared the magic on YouTube, allowing enthusiasts to relive the record-breaking performance at their convenience. The seamless fusion of technology, music, and human passion continues to redefine what's possible in the realm of entertainment.
Yulia Niko: A Rising Star on the Ibiza Horizon
While Armin van Buuren's Dubai escapade has left an indelible mark on the EDM landscape, the waves of euphoria continue to ripple across the dance music universe. As the Ibiza season shifts into high gear, another luminary is preparing to grace the legendary White Isle. Yulia Niko, a name that's gaining swift recognition in the industry, is gearing up to leave her mark on the sun-soaked beaches and pulsating dancefloors of Ibiza.
Fresh off her debut on Armada Music with the hypnotic single 'You Knew', Yulia Niko is proving that she's not just another artist, but a force to be reckoned with. Her fusion of trippy sounds and entrancing beats has garnered her a rapidly growing fan base and caught the attention of the industry's titans. The enigmatic aura she brings to her productions has the ability to transport listeners to otherworldly realms, making her a perfect fit for the enchanting vibe of Ibiza.
In a line-up that reads like a who's who of electronic music royalty, Yulia Niko is set to join the likes of Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, and AMÉMÉ for the Paradise Ibiza event at the iconic Amnesia on September 20. This prestigious stage is known for hosting some of the most electrifying performances, and Yulia Niko's presence promises to be a highlight that lingers in the memory of all those lucky enough to witness it.
But the excitement doesn't end there. Ushuaïa, a name synonymous with extravagant EDM events, is gearing up for a month-long residency featuring none other than Armin van Buuren himself. In a series of electrifying shows spanning every Sunday in September, Armin will command the stage at this iconic venue, delivering his signature sound to a sea of fervent fans.
As the summer sun bathes Ibiza in a golden glow and the rhythm of electronic beats fills the air, the island is primed to once again serve as the epicenter of dance music's most unforgettable moments. With Armin van Buuren's record-breaking Dubai set as a testament to the boundless possibilities of EDM, and Yulia Niko's rise as an artist to watch, the stage is set for an extraordinary chapter in the ever-evolving saga of electronic dance music.
HARD Events, the renowned music event organizer, has just made an exciting announcement regarding the official afterparties and pre-parties for the highly anticipated 15th Edition of the HARD Summer Music Festival. This year, the festival returns to Los Angeles after a decade-long absence, taking place on August 5th and 6th. As if the festival itself wasn't enough reason to get excited, the lineup for the afterparties and pre-parties is nothing short of phenomenal.
The list of artists gracing these exclusive events includes some of the most talented and sought-after names in the music industry. With the likes of John Summit, Sullivan King, Kayzo, Black Coffee, The Martinez Brothers, Boys Noize, Hayden James, and Nitti & Friends, attendees can expect an electrifying atmosphere and unforgettable performances. These artists represent a diverse range of genres, ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy.
To accommodate the incredible lineup, HARD Events has carefully selected a variety of premier venues across Los Angeles. Each venue offers a unique ambiance, adding to the overall experience of the afterparties and pre-parties. Attendees can look forward to partying at Exchange LA, Academy LA, The Belasco, 930 Mateo St Warehouse, 1720, and Sunset at Edition.
Tickets On Sale Now www.hardsummer.com/hard-weekender-2023/
The festivities will kick off on Friday, with events taking place throughout the weekend, ensuring that attendees can continue the celebration long after the festival grounds have closed. From the cutting-edge sound systems to the immersive lighting and visual productions, these afterparties and pre-parties promise to be an extension of the thrilling experience that HARD Summer Music Festival is known for.
Exchange LA, a historic venue known for its grandeur and state-of-the-art sound, will host one of the afterparties, providing the perfect setting for dance music enthusiasts to lose themselves in the music. Meanwhile, Academy LA, with its sprawling multi-level layout and an impressive lineup of DJs, will undoubtedly become a favorite destination for partygoers. The Belasco, known for its ornate architecture and intimate atmosphere, will add a touch of elegance to the festivities.
For those seeking a more unconventional setting, the 930 Mateo St Warehouse will provide an underground vibe, setting the stage for unique performances and surprises. Meanwhile, 1720 will offer an edgier, grittier atmosphere, perfect for those who crave a more raw and immersive experience. Lastly, Sunset at Edition, a rooftop venue with stunning views of the city skyline, will add a touch of sophistication to the afterparties, allowing attendees to revel in the beauty of Los Angeles while dancing the night away.
With such an impressive lineup and a variety of exceptional venues, the official afterparties and pre-parties for HARD Summer Music Festival are set to become legendary. Whether attendees are die-hard fans of electronic music, hip-hop, or any other genre, these events will undoubtedly satisfy their musical cravings and provide an unforgettable experience.
As the anticipation builds for the return of HARD Summer Music Festival to Los Angeles after a decade, the official afterparties and pre-parties serve as the icing on the cake. Fans can secure their spots at these exclusive events and extend their festival experience to new heights. It's time to mark your calendars and prepare for an unparalleled weekend of music, dancing, and celebration in the heart of Los Angeles.
Friday, August 4
Boys Noize, Nikki Nair - 930 Mateo St Warehouse
Kayzo - Academy LA
Sullivan King - Exchange LA
930 Mateo St Warehouse LA
Saturday, August 5
John Summit - Academy LA
The Martinez Brothers - Exchange LA
Loco Dice - 930 Mateo St Warehouse
Wilkinson, Luude, Alix Perez - The Belasco
Nitti & Friends - 1720
Hayden James - Sunset at Edition
Sunday, August 6
Black Coffee - Exchange LA
Yung Bae, DEVAULT, Young Franco - 1720
Tickets On Sale Now www.hardsummer.com/hard-weekender-2023/
About the author:
Robert Christian Sussman, also known as DJ Speir, is the founder of Speir TV and InterQ, the groundbreaking social entertainment and advocacy platform that provides inclusive, LGBTQ+ content to audiences around the world. Born on September 17, 1960, in Piqua, Ohio, Robert has been an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and HIV/AIDS awareness for over three decades and supporting Until.Org all the way. Robert has also been diagnosed with dementia, a condition that can be related to HIV infection or to aging. Despite this diagnosis, Robert has remained determined and is still able to live on his own and work on developing the InterQ Platform with the help of artificial intelligence to assist in his daily work and life, he will kick ass to the end lol.
Despite these challenges, Robert has continued to fight for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community and to build the vision for InterQ. He has been a trailblazer in the entertainment industry, using his platform to promote positive representations of LGBTQ+ individuals and to bring attention to important issues affecting the community.
Robert's legacy as DJ Speir and as a tireless advocate for the LGBTQ+ community will continue to inspire future generations.