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Latest EDM News Highlights – March 15, 2019

Spring Awakening Reveals 2019 Headliners + Lineup
The Midwest’s largest EDM festival returns this summer

Chicagoland’s popular Spring Awakening Festival is gearing up for its June festivities and has announced the headliners for its 2019 event. Set to take place at a new venue this year (Poplar Creek), the three-day event is known to bring some of the biggest names in EDM.

Headlining the eighth edition of Spring Awakening will be DJ Snake, GRIZ, Illenium, Martin Garrix, Rezz, and Zedd. Other notable acts include Andrew Bayer, Benny Benassi, Chris Lake, Destructo, Dillon Francis, Shiba San, Flosstradamus b2b 4B, and Oliver Heldens.

Check out the full lineup below:

Over 90 artists will perform across five unique stages alongside stunning stage production, interactive art installations, and carnival rides. The new location at Poplar Creek is set on 27 acres of land, nearly double that of last year’s site. Complimentary shuttles from nearby Metra stations to the festival grounds will be provided to festival-goers.

Spring Awakening 2019 takes place June 7 – 9 at  Poplar Creek at 59-90 Entertainment District in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. All other info and tickets can be found HERE.

Disclosure Announce New US Tour
The duo will trek across America Throughout May

English brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence, better known as Disclosure, have revealed they will be touring the United States for the first time in nearly three years. Set to start mid-May, the duo will perform at club venues and festivals alike.

The Grammy-nominated producers will kick-off their string of shows at Lightning in a Bottle before concluding fifteen days later at Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Check out the full list of dates below:

For tickets click HERE.

Alesso Debuts Mixtape – Progresso Volume 1
This is the first in a series of mixtapes

One of the biggest names in EDM is debuting a series of mixtapes to add to his already extensive catalog. Aptly named Progresso Volume 1, Alesso’s first compilation includes three tracks titled “Progresso”, “Time”, and “Confession”.

In a press release, the Swedish DJ spoke on the release of the mixtape saying, “This project, for me, is about going back to my roots and making house records.”  He added, “I wanted to represent the culture of dance music through this mixtape. Each song is powerful and unique. It’s about telling a story of the past and the future of the genre through the music.”

Check out Alesso’s Mixtape Progresso Volume 1 below:

Tiesto teams up with Dzeko & Lena Leon in “Halfway There”
The track has already been a staple at festival sets

Last year, Tiesto’s partnership with Dzeko (along with Post Malone and Preme) garnered them a massive hit with “Jackie Chan“. The track was heard everywhere from radio stations to festival mainstages. In what seems to be a repeat of last year, they have teamed up again, this time with Lena Leon in vocals for “Halfway There”.

The three-minute song blends synth melodies with a big room beat and has a hook that will no doubt have fans humming along as the track builds momentum. Lena Leon’s broody vocals appear mid-song as she reminds you that “…you’re gold, told you so…you’re halfway there.”

Take a listen to Tiesto & Dzeko feat. Lena Leon “Halfway There” below:


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Friday 10/11/19

Workout Music

Generik Live @ Creamfields Arc Stage 2019

Shoulders and Calves (1-2 minutes rest between all sets):
1. Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press (3 sets of 8-10 reps)
2. Dumbbell Side Lateral Raise (3 sets of 8-10 reps)
3. Dumbbell Upright Row (3 sets of 8-10 reps)
4. Bent Over Dumbbell Reverse Fly (3 sets of 8-10 reps)
5. Seated Calf Raise (3 sets of 8-10 reps)

LISS Cardio (20 minutes):
Treadmill, Elliptical Trainer, StairMaster or Recumbent Stationary Bike

*Click on exercise to view video demonstration
*Cardio tip: choose your favorite cardio machine (I like to alternate), and then perform at a pace that is difficult enough to where you are breaking a light sweat (60-70% of your max heart rate), but to where you could still keep a conversation going with someone if you had to.