GDD™ News Wrap-up: EDMbiz Conference, Mysteryland, Deadmau5, Christian Martin, Elton John

Happy Friday! Today’s news stories include EDMbiz Conference, Mysteryland, Deadmau5, Christian Martin, & Elton John. Please read on after the jump.

Insomniac to Launch EDMbiz, an Innovative and Culturally Essential Music Conference, During EDC Week in Las Vegas, June 5-7, 2012

At a time when electronic dance music is dramatically impacting mainstream culture and commerce, Insomniac will launch the inaugural EDMbiz conference prior to Electric Daisy Carnival on June 8-10 in Las Vegas. The conference will be held June 5-7, as part of EDC Week, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Uniting industry leaders and pioneers with peripherally connected businesses and ambitious entrants, the conference will focus on moving EDM forward on a credible and prosperous path. EDMbiz will facilitate relevant discussion and debates focused on the most pertinent topics and issues specific to the scene including: best practices, social media, technology platforms, festivals, direct-to-fan relationships, licensing, branding, sponsorships, and sustaining community, humanity and credibility during a period of massive growth.

Jason Bentley, consummate tastemaker, tireless champion of new music and culture, and a globally respected DJ, will serve as the conference host.

“As electronic dance music reaches new heights of popularity and influence in 2012, EDMbiz has been conceived as a key forum for business development in the community,” said Bentley. “The EDM lifestyle touches all corners of pop culture today and by creating a smart and effective conference just ahead of the single largest electronic dance music festival in North America, EDMbiz is uniquely positioned to be an essential crossroads for new ideas and opportunities.”

Panelists and keynote speakers will include world renowned electronic artists as well as top executives from AM Only, Atlantic Records, Atom Factory/Atom Empire, Burning Man, Citizen Net, Glassnote Records, Insomniac, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, Mobile Roadie, Pacha, Red Light Management, Strategic Group, TAO, Topspin Media,, Twitter, William Morris Endeavor and The Windish Agency, among many more.

Registration for the conference will be on sale on May 3, 2012, at 10 a.m. PDT at . Registration will provide access to conference programming as well as complimentary entrance to parties at Las Vegas’ finest nightclub venues each evening. The first round of speakers and special events will be announced on May 1 with subsequent announcements as more speakers and a variety of events are confirmed.

For more information on programming, sponsorship and business development, please contact

About Insomniac Events Insomniac produces innovative concerts and music festivals enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting design, large-scale art installations, interactive circus and theatrical performances, and audience participation. Fan safety and the quality of our fans’ experience are the company’s top priorities. Insomniac’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival, is one of the biggest music festivals in the United States. Insomniac has produced more than 250 music events for more than 2 million concertgoers in California, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Founded by Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac has been based in Los Angeles since it started in 1993.

Keep up with Insomniac announcements and news on Facebook and Twitter.

About Jason Bentley As music director of Los Angeles-based NPR affiliate KCRW-FM, Jason oversees all music initiatives for one of the most influential radio stations in the country. While his roots are firmly in the underground, Jason now hosts the signature weekday radio program, Morning Becomes Eclectic. Widely respected as a live DJ, he has performed at major music festivals everywhere from Ibiza and Australia to Los Angeles’ own Coachella. He is also a distinguished music supervisor with credits that include TRON: Legacy with Daft Punk and The Matrix trilogy.

(via Market Watch)


ID&T reveals Mysteryland 2012 line-up

As Holland’s longest-standing festival, ID&T’s Mysteryland has certainly earned an illustrious reputation. 2012 marks its 19th edition and unlike other European festivals of its scale, Mysteryland is a one-day event. This time round, that day is August 25 2012, and ID&T has announced the first wave of acts set to take over the 163-acre site just outside Amsterdam.

Closing the Big Top mainstage is a Dutch hometown hero Fedde le Grand, and he’s joined by a cast of fellow A-list DJs. Elsewhere, the Dirty Dutch sound gets its own arena headed by Chuckie and ring-ins Cassius and Porter Robinson, the Fool’s Gold ‘Club House’ hosted by A-Trak, deep business from the Visionquest crew and all-out techno courtesy of Speedy JJeff Mills and friends over at the Electric Deluxe stage.

Also intriguing is the ‘back to back’ stage, which pairs scene veterans with younger protégés – Rotterdam studio whiz Eelke Kleijn teamed with the seasoned Hernan Cattaneo, Kompakt bossMichael Mayer versus Mike Ravelli, and so on. If you’re planning an adventure to witness the famous ID&T production in real life, tickets go on sale this Saturday 28 April at 6pm EST, which is 10am if you happen to be in Europe.

Fedde Le Grand
Martin Solveig
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Deniz Koyu
Plus many more

Loco Dice
Simian Mobile Disco
Eats Everything
Daniel Sanchez
Lex Empress

Porter Robinson
Switch vs Betatraxx
Dillon Francis
Mitchell Niemeyer
MC Roga

Fake Blood
Nobody Beats The Drum ‘333

Seth Troxler
Ryan Crosson
Boris Werner
Laura Jones
William Kouam Djoko

Dennis Ferrer & Lilith
Surgeon & Anton Pieete
Bas Amro & Benny Rodrigues
Michael Mayer & Mike Ravelli
Hernan Cattaneo & Eelke Kleijn

Speedy J
Jeff Mills
Len Faki

Monika Kruse
De Man Zonder Schaduw
Juan Sanchez
Tim Green

Zombie Nation
Trolley Snatcha
Henzel & Disco Nova
Full Crate

Psyko Punkz live
Max Enforcer
Code Black
Lee Mac
MC Ruffian

(via inthemix)


New: Deadmau5 – Closer Rev.2

Christian Martin at The Do Lab stage, Coachella 2012

Leroy Peppers – Molar Roller
Dusty Fruit – Beloved (Christian Martin remix)
Tanz Tanz – Okay (Christian Martin remix)
Kid Kombat – Chinga (Shadow Child remix)
Deee-Lite – What is Love (Vin Sol & Charles McCloud remix)
Justin Martin vs. Leroy Peppers – Riding Spaceships
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Justin Martin & Ardalann – Lezzgo VIP
Wax Motif – Shimmy Shake (Christian Martin remix)
Dark Sky – Tremor
Patrice Baumel – Pong
Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
Hector Moralez & Chris Carrier – School of Acid
Aaliyah – One in a Million (Danny Daze rmx)
Christian Martin – Waiting
Riva Starr – Ah Sheeeet
Mickey Moonlight – Close to Everything (The Martin Brothers remix)
Matt Star – Knarz
The Martin Brothers – Duckface

Elton John in Ibiza

The white isle has seen its fair share of superstar DJs, but it’s rare that a bonafied pop superstar takes to the stage.

Maybe that was the thinking behind 123 Ibiza Rocktronic, the island’s first three day festival, which has just announced Sir Elton John as its latest headliner.

He’s joining a bill that includes tantric lute-player Sting and 90s rocker Lenny Kravitz, alongside established electronic acts like Chase & Status, Azari & III, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, David Guetta and Fatboy Slim.

Sir Elton will be performing with Austrian electro pioneers PNAU. Let’s hope he’s planning to include the Ashley Beedle remix of ‘Are You Ready For Love’ in his set.

(via Mixmag)