The Something Wonderful Festival Lineup Is An EDM Fan's Dream
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The Something Wonderful Festival Lineup Is An EDM Fan's Dream

The festival opens up for a second day.

In just its third year, Something Wonderful festival has made some major changes.

First, the event is opening up to become a two day event as opposed to just one. It falls on the second weekend of Coachella, April 22-23.

Second, they've managed to produce an absolutely incredible lineup, despite knowing that many artists would be at Coachella! This is a way more affordable festival as well, so fans won't need to break the bank the same way they would need to for Coachella, which is absolutely perfect for college students.

The event is held at the massive Texas Motor Speedway.

I was in disbelief at some of the names on here! This is a weekend you should definitely consider heading to with your friends, especially with their ticket deals!

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Mysteryland Phase 2 Just Dropped and It's Insane

I want to live on the boat stage. Forever.

Mysteryland, the longest running electronic music festival in the world, is back again this year at the historic Bethel Woods grounds, AKA home of the original Woodstock.

Phase one of the lineup was announced a few months ago and boasted a pretty ridiculous mix of great headliners-Odesza (Friday), Skrillex (Saturday), Bassnectar (Sunday)-and tons of underrated gems like future funk/vaporwave artist Skylar Spence (Hit Vibes is a GOAT caliber album, btw).

Phase two, which includes 40 different acts, is just as stellar. We've been teased all week long with hints of things to come on the MLUSA Facebook page, but here it is in all its glory.

Here are the three things that we're most looking forward to.

Bethel Woods
Besides being absolutely gorgeous, Bethel Woods is where the legendary Woodstock music festival was first hosted. You'll be sharing the sacred ground where Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Keith Moon, and countless hippies walked on. That's seriously cool.

To get the full experience though, if you're 21 and over, I recommend staying on the Holy Ground campgrounds, located on the actual festival site where Woodstock 1969 took place. You can find more info here.

If you're not 21, the Lander's River campsite is the next best thing. It's only a couple minutes away and there's a free shuttle. There's also hotel accommodations for those that can't hack it. Hey, no judgement, I like a good bed just like anyone else.

Uhh did we mention that there is a boat!?
Mysteryland is teaming up with Dancing Astronaut to host the Sunday boat stage. Here is what it's expected to look like:

It's a little known fact that anything, when done on a boat, becomes instantly better. And Sunday at Mysteryland is going to be no exception. The DJ sets are literally going to rock the boat. No, I don't feel guilty about making that joke.

Check out the boat from MLUSA 2014.

Sneaky good hip-hop acts
While Mysteryland is known for its great house and electronic music, this year's lineup surprised with some serious hip-hop chops. Phase one announced Young Thug (Slime Season 3 absolutely bangs btw) and now phase two boasts rap acts like Ty Dolla $ign and Allan Kingdom. Kingdom is totally underrated and dropped one of the most slept on LPs of the year so far in January.

Psych yourself up for the third annual Mysteryland USA with this handy Spotify playlist of the phase one and two lineups.

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Something Wonderful Festival 2017 Playlist

With these names, it'll be way more than wonderful.

With Something Wonderful Festival's third go-round just about a month away, I figured it's time to start preparing yourself and your ears for the blessings they're about to receive. Despite being scheduled the same weekend as Coachella's second weekend, the lineup is filled with incredible artists.

The "Prince of Future House" Tchami is featured on here, fresh off of his Prophecy tour. Also featured are established greats like Porter Robinson, Don Diablo, DJ Snake, Jauz, and Claude VonStroke. However, focus on the rising stars-- Rezz is on a quick ascent with her alien sound, and is one to give a deeper listen to off of this playlist. Slushii and Ookay are great friends and definitely worth a listen.

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Best Events To Catch At Miami Music Week

Ultra isn't the only scene to be at in Miami.

Ultra Music Festival is this weekend in South Beach, and the lineup is absolutely insane. Whether you're unloading the ridiculous amount of cash to go or not, you should absolutely be attending Miami Music Week, happening at the same time.

Most of the events are far cheaper than an Ultra ticket right now, and some are even free! It's an incredible experience that you need to check out.

Here's the best events for the weekend:

Thursday
For your daytime adventure, you should absolutely head to Delano Beach Club for Oliver Heldens' Heldeep Pool Party! Heldens will undoubtedly provide a great mix of tropical and dance vibes all afternoon for the start of the weekend. Not to mention, Steve James and SNBRN will also be among the supporting acts.

The night time moves are a tougher decision. One option is to head to Soho Studios to catch a legendary B2B of Jauz and Zeds Dead. That's not all, though, because there will also be plenty of other B2Bs throughout the night, such as TroyBoi and Herobust with a special guest, and Ghastly and Mija with a special guest. Your other option is hitting the incredible club Story, and seeing the fastest rising artist in electronic music: Marshmello.

Friday
This is Ultra's first day, so the daytime names aren't as jam-packed at Thursday, but there's still some great events! One to consider is at Nautilus Cabana Club, and that would be the Heartfeldt Pool Party, with tropical EDM artist Sam Feldt, Lost Kings, Shaun Frank, Hook n Sling, and more.

Ultra ends at 11 p.m., so the clubs will be your move! If you're looking to go cheap, Ghastly and Ookay are performing at The Hangar... but at the fabled Club LIV is none other than the god himself, Tiesto.

Saturday
Day two of Ultra is packed, but there's no shortage of daytime scenes to hit. My recommendation is heading to Nikki Beach for No Sugar Added, where the stacked lineup consists of Jauz, Oliver Heldens, Mija, and an insane B2B of 3LAU and Audien, who are guaranteed to have you dancing all day long.

At night, you absolutely need to hit E11even Miami, where MAKJ and Slushii are opening for Zedd, for just $30. This is an absolute steal!

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Ultra Music Festival 2017 Playlist

Be there without breaking the bank.

College kids either save all year for Ultra, break their entire bank account, or simply just can't afford it; I am part of the latter. It's unfortunate, but one of these days we'll make it down there.

This year's event is bound to blow everyone away, per usual, but with this playlist you won't be feeling left out! It's got all the top names you need, as well as the rising stars you may never have heard of. Crank it up on your loudest speaker and dance away!

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Hardstyle EDM Gym Playlist

Let the bass consume you.

Sometimes, you need a change up. Hip hop won't do it, regular old happy EDM won't do it, and country certainly won't do it. So what do you have to get you pumped up for the gym?

This is your change up: an incredibly hard EDM playlist. This is the stuff that when you're sober might scare you, but when you're getting ready to go lift is exactly what you need to wake your ass up and get in the zone.

This features names you'll know, like Bassnectar, Skrillex, and DJ Snake, but has a plethora of talent that you'll be getting the inside scoop on before any of your friends do, with names like Ghastly, Zomboy, Datsik, Slander, NGHTMRE, and Buku, just to name a few.

Gear up for what may be a shock, but in the end when you're maxing every exercise and impressing your friends, you'll blow them away.