Give a Beat Celebrates the UN’s International Youth Day

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In partnership with DJs and promoters across the U.S., Give a Beat’s International Youth Day events are raising awareness and funds for music and mentoring programs, to give young people a voice! Together we can help break the vicious grip of incarceration in America, participating cities include Chicago, Detroit, Durham, Humboldt, Long Beach, Los Angeles, New Orleans, San Diego, San Francisco, and Tucson.

Spread Positive Change

August 12th is the UN declared International Youth Day, which “aims to remind the public of the importance of youth as a stage in life and is celebrated all over the world.” On this date each year, the UN recognizes efforts of the world’s youth in enhancing global society and also promotes ways to engage youth to get more involved in making positive contributions to their communities. Give a Beat, in partnership with promotional partners, is hoping to raise awareness about how youth are being negatively affected by the mass incarceration crisis and raise funds toward our programs that offer positive alternatives to the school-to-prison pipeline.

In addition to raising funds for Give a Beat’s innovative programs, a major educational initiative will be implemented so that attendees can learn about the myriad ways in which the mass incarceration epidemic is negatively affecting youth, and how to get involved and push for positive change. This is an ongoing nationwide effort by Give a Beat to raise awareness and educate dance music fans and the public at large about the plight of youth in marginalized American communities.

Besides the actual events, a greater number of artists and DJs will participate in I Give a Beat About Youth, a social media awareness campaign, whereby they will create and share videos that educate the world about the mounting setbacks faced by youth who grow up in communities impacted by mass incarceration. Visit Give a Beat’s IYD 2017 page in the near future to view and share these engaging videos.

The Issues:

The deleterious effects of mass incarceration are particularly difficult for American youth in marginalized communities. Currently, 2.7 million children (minors under 18) in the United States have an incarcerated parent. In addition, the United States is the world leader in incarcerating youth, spending $6 billion per year on juvenile corrections. On any given day, there are over 70,000 juveniles in custody in the U.S. Furthermore, the U.S. is the only industrialized nation in the world that puts minors into solitary confinement, tries them as adults, imposes life sentences without parole, and sends juveniles to adult prisons at a stunning average cost of $80K a year, more than a Harvard education. And perhaps most disturbing, 1 in 3 African American youth will be in prison during their lifetime.

“There are so many people locked up in the U.S. right now: women, teens – most who have already been victimized and are now separated from family. Our for-profit prison system has been able to grow unabatedly for 45 years. It’s a machine, making it very difficult to intervene and correct, but there is still a lot we can do. For one, we can just be there for people who’ve been through it by receiving them when they get out. This alone can make a world of difference.” says Lauren Segal.

Presenting the Complete Lineup at The Asylum!

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Enter if you dare, for a twisted celebration of freaks from far and wide this Hallow’s Eve in the bayou city. There’s an eerie air in the depths of The Asylum, so gather your troops for back up and go crazy as we welcome today’s most sinister selectors to stir up a devilish occasion among the undead. Assemble your motley crew, don creepy costumes, and escape all earthly inhibitions for two days of dancing on the dark side, October 28-29th, at Sam Houston Race Park. We’ll revel in the underworld of electronic artists and get into the spirit of Something Wicked adventuring across festival grounds to explore what lies beyond the Shadowlands. Buy tickets now, or start a payment plan!

Discover Something Wicked at The Asylum

Don’t be afraid to come alive as we invite a slew of devious DJs to work their black magic and run The Asylum while we get busy casting spells on the dance floor. You’ll be taken by surprise and hypnotized when our monster bash kicks off, with Above & Beyond and Marshmello headlining opening night with performances of hellish proportions. Killing it on the main stage the following night will see Tiësto, RL Grime, and Zeds Dead. Yet to discover Something Wicked you’ll have to explore the full lineup by wandering through Bass Crypt and past the Mystic Meadows.

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Saturday, October 28th

  • ABOVE & BEYOND
  • MARSHMELLO

Sunday, October 29th

  • TIËSTO
  • RL Grime
  • Zeds Dead

plus, in alphabetical order:

  • Alan Walker
  • Aly & Fila
  • Borgeous
  • CID
  • Claude VonStroke
  • Cosmic Gate
  • Elephante
  • Ganja White Night
  • Graves
  • Hippie Sabotage
  • K?D
  • Malaa
  • Nghtmre
  • Party Favor
  • Rezz
  • San Holo
  • Space Jesus
  • Tchami
  • Tritonal
  • Vini Vici
  • What So Not

plus, in alphabetical order:

  • ATLiens
  • Bleep Bloop
  • Buku
  • Dillon Nathaniel
  • Liquid Todd
  • Quix
  • Rickyxsan
  • Solarstone
  • Spencer Brown
  • Warez
  • Win + Woo
  • Zaxx

Join Us in Orlando on the #Journey2SMF at Gilt Nightclub!

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May is just around the corner and we’ve got you covered to help you ease into festival mode by counting down the days ’til Sunset Music Festival 2017. Every weekend all month long, we’ve got hand-picked shows at Gilt Nightclub in Orlando to get your Saturday nights sorted on the Journey2SMF. Don’t miss out on special performances by some of the hottest producers today as you make your way down to Tampa for Memorial Day weekend!

#Journey2SMF With Pegboard Nerds

From Denmark and Norway, the Pegboard Nerds have made an immediate splash into the global electronic music landscape. Their genre-bending music has been felt by peers and industry mainstays alike. With a string of hit singles on independent Canadian label “Monstercat” gaining millions of plays and the attention of fans over the world to collaborating and remixing the likes of Krewella and Infected Mushroom, don’t miss the one-of-a-kind performance by the duo, May 13th. Buy tickets now!

#Journey2SMF With Ferry Corsten

To wrap-up our special month-long Orlando #Journey2SMF pre-party series, we couldn’t be more honored to welcome one of trance’s trailblazers, Ferry Corsten. Producer, DJ, pioneer, innovator, visionary, Corsten has paved the way for over 20 years perfecting the Dutch trance sound. After propelling into the club scene then later wide releases, Corsten has built a long-standing career from the early beginnings of dance music. He has since remixed artists such as U2, The Killers, Faithless, and Moby and consistently ranked among DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs Poll. The Dutch producer makes a pitstop in Orlando, May 20th, on his Blueprint tour in support of his new album. Buy tickets now!

Follow the #Journey2SMF With Shaun Frank!

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In anticipation of the unbelievable weekend full of today’s hottest music that’s in store at Raymond James Stadium this coming Memorial Day, we’re celebrating the Journey to SMF with Shaun Frank on Saturday, May 20th at The Ritz Ybor in Tampa. Our biggest and best Sunset Music Festival to date is on the horizon, and we’re getting in season with some summery house tunes courtesy of one of the most masterful music producers on the planet. Don’t be left behind, get your tickets now!

Get Away With Shaun Frank

The #Journey2SMF has officially begun, and we’re thrilled to be riding along with Shaun Frank. Now known for uplifting, vocal-driven tracks like “LA LA LAND” and “Let You Get Away,” the artist got his start singing in a band, a project that ultimately landed him vocal features on dance tracks. As he became increasingly involved in the electronic music space, Frank eventually tried his hand at ghost producing and was soon proudly releasing music under his own name. Recently, he turned back into his band roots, shooting live music videos for both aforementioned songs that feature a full session band jamming out in the studio.

From co-writing on The Chainsmoker’s chart topper “Closer” (and even convincing Drew Taggart to sing on the track) to his latest release, a saucy anti-love song entitled “No Future,” we couldn’t think of a better guide on this unforgettable #Journey2SMF.

Pre-Party With Luca Lush on the #Journey2SMF!

journey2smf pre parties

To get festival goers excited for Sunset Music Festival on Memorial Day Weekend, we’ve got a slew of pre-parties at The Ritz Ybor to kick-off the #Journey2SMF! With shows scheduled all through the month of May, don’t miss any of the special performances by some of the hottest producers like Luca Lush!

Free guest list until 11:30 PM for guys and midnight for the ladies! Reserve your spot on the dancefloor, RSVP on Facebook now!

RSVP NOW!

Swoop in With Luca Lush

On Saturday, May 13th, Luca Lush will take to the decks, making a Tampa pit-stop on his Boy Brushed Blue Tour. The Los Angeles-based producer has been making waves mashing up remixes of today’s hits including MGMT’s “Kids” to Travis Scott’s “Antidote” and remaking them into trap bangers, racking up over a million Soundcloud plays.

Ready to take festival goers on a #Journey2SMF, we’re offering limited free entry guest list spots for the show. Can’t make it early? RSVP and reserve your spot on the dance floor and get ready the #Journey2SMF!

Swoop In on Low Prices Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now!

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Cap-off the 2017 summer festival circuit with a trip to Sun City returning to El Paso on September 2-3rd of Labor Day weekend. Starting today, we’ve got you covered on the first chance to score passes at the lowest prices of the season. For discounted two-day festival passes, buy early bird tickets to SCMF now!

Secure your spot on the dance floor when the seventh annual SCMF presents an all-star lineup of top international producers. The Texas desert is calling with three stages showcasing a diverse roster of DJs. Lock in your party plans for the long, holiday weekend and celebrate with us, as we count down the road to SCMF.

Catch rock bottom prices, buy early bird passes now!

The Anjunabeats 2017 Tour Brings Label Favorites and More!

Each year, the Anjunabeats North American Tour continues to be one of the most anticipated events in electronic music, and 2017 is no different, as label favorites Andrew Bayer and Ilan Bluestone headline alongside appearances from Fatum and Jason Ross. Kicking off this March with dates in Dallas and Houston, the Anjunabeats tour is known to sell out. Buy tickets now!

Feel the Heat on Upcoming Tour Dates:

Curated by veteran trio Above & Beyond, Anjunabeats has become one of the most distinguished record labels in the dance music community. The imprints prolific nature produces highly anticipated events around the world and an internationally lauded radio show, Group Therapy. This year alone has seen two major singles including “Destiny” a collaboration between the tour headliners, as well as “Higher Love” by Seven Lions and Jason Ross.

With never a dull moment, the Anjunabeats 2017 tour also sees a first as Andrew Bayer and Ilan Bluestone are touring as a b2b duo for the first time. “It’s an honor to play with super talented Bayer back to back”, says Bluestone. “He really knows how to deliver music and we just vibe off each other, so it’s gonna be amazing to combine forces!”

Donate to Raise Funds for Baton Rouge Flood Relief and Keep #LouisianaStrong

Did you know Disco Donnie Presents started in Louisiana? Well it’s true! Our founder is a New Orleans native and our first events date back to the 90s, which is why we’re taking action to raise money for the families who lost everything in the Baton Rouge flooding. Keep #LousianaStrong and join our campaign in partnership with Music For Relief, with 100% of proceeds going directly to those who need it.

Together We Can Keep #LouisianaStrong

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The 500-year storm marks the worst natural disaster here in the U.S. since superstorm Sandy. Nearly 7 trillion gallons of rainwater fell in less than a week, devastating homes across Southern Louisiana and leaving hundreds of thousands of people struggling to recover what’s been lost.

Help provide aid and for a donation as little as $5.00 and be entered to win VIP flyaway trips to meet The Chainsmokers at Voodoo Music Festival in New Orleans or win a trip to NYC for Saturday Night Live.

Even if you’re not in a position to give, share the message to keep #LouisianaStrong! Together with Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Baton Rouge Habitat for Humanity, and Team Rubicon let’s make a difference. Donate now!

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Stay Safe With the BUDDY System!

With the rise of electronic music culture in recent years has come a growing number of young people attending large-scale music events and festivals. As such, organizers like us here at Disco Donnie Presents are working diligently to expand harm-reduction policies and safety protocols, however, we as a community need to work together to protect our scene. It takes a team effort, and fellow dancers are the key to making that happen.

How the BUDDY System Works

The BUDDY system empowers the crowd, allowing fellow clubbers to look out for each other’s welfare with an elegant tech’ solution. Based in SMS, BUDDY provides a unique code to every attendee on the wristband provided at the event’s entry.

In case of emergency, a member of the crowd can notify on-site medical teams of the location by texting the six digit code. When this text is sent, any pre-registered emergency contacts and on-site friends will also be notified including previously volunteered medical information. By utilizing this automated system, we can dramatically cut down the response time, treating people sooner and more effectively.

The idea behind BUDDY is to give fans the power and means to effectively do something for anyone who might be having a health crisis. With efficient technologies like this coming out on the market, we should be able to reduce emergency response times and make a real difference by putting tragic festival stories in the past.

Find Tritonal ‘Painting With Dreams’ In a City Near You!

Texas duo Tritonal make their long-awaited return with the release of their sophomore album, Painting With Dreams, out now worldwide! In the hours following its release the record already claimed the #1 spot on the iTunes Dance Charts, and we couldn’t be more stoked for the live shows to follow on tour this fall. Get a taste of Painting With Dreams by Tritonal on the mini mix, and grab concert tickets for a city near you!

Upcoming Tour Dates

In follow-up to their 2011 debut, the Austin-based pair’s second record showcases the lustrous melodies and gorgeous production Tritonal has become known for crafting. Taking the opportunity to push the boundaries, fourteen new tracks prove a penchant for fusing high-energy elements of progressive and house.

“At the end of this journey, we feel we’ve composed a body of work that is emotional, balanced, and truly showcases our love of all things melodic,” Tritonal shares. “[We have] so much gratitude for you guys, we’ll allow the music to speak for itself.”

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