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    Episode 4 Kling Klong
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    Episode 22 Darko De Jan
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    Mon 27 Feb '17 Charl Chaka
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    Sam Divine Take Over (Part 4) Defected In The House
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    Sam Divine Take Over (Part 3) Defected In The House
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    Options (feat Stephen Marley) (Remix) Pitbull

Programs

sunday to thursday 10:00 to 12:00

The perfect way to make morning fun! Dance FM creates The Morning Vibe. Nonstop music from 10am to 12pm.

sunday to thursday 12:00 to 13:00

Each song is a classic. The hits you never forget from the Dance FM vaults! Including The Click at 13.00

sunday to thursday 13:00 to 16:00

Dance FM presents "Beat Unlimited" 120 minutes of nonstop, commercial free music!

sunday to thursday 06:00 to 10:00

Danny Cee's Rude Awakening Prepare yourself for a Rude Awakening! Danny Cee and Katie get you out of bed in the morning from 6 - 10am, Sunday to Thursday, with the UAE's best breakfast show. Every day of the week they bring you the best dance music, the latest showbiz gossip and updates on the local and international entertainment scene. With great competitions, prize giveaways and lots of laughs; you won’t want to leave the car!

sunday to thursday 16:00 to 20:00

Loud and Cleary Dave Cleary is here with Loud and Cleary! Catch him on the drive home, Sunday to Thursday between 4 - 8pm. Dave will keep you entertained and connected while on the move across the UAE, with the latest travel news getting you home every evening. Jam-packed with number one dance hits and chances to win big time! Enjoy Dave and his infectious sense of humour along with new show features such as: Back Spin, Who’s In The Club, Dance Confidential, The Download and much, much more!

Events

Mar 29 2017/00:00

Interview with DJ Whoo Kid

Tune in to Dance FM 97.8 tonight from 7pm to 8pm for an EXCLUSIVE interview with none-other than DJ Whoo Kid! Yves Mondesir, p/k/a DJ Whoo Kid, has been a staple in the Urban & EDM community for over two decades. In the two decades that Whoo Kid has been dominating the Music Industry, he has deejayed for Royalty, Celebrities, the World’s Largest Venues, and more. Each Saturday and Sunday there are roughly 12 million listeners that tune into his radio show, The Whoolywood Shuffle, on Eminem’s Radio Station Shade 45, heard on Sirius XM Channel 45. All of these accolades had caught the eye of Harvard University, and they had Whoo Kid deliver a symposium to the student body in April of 2014.

Mar 25 2017/03:00

Ultra Music Festival LIVE On Air

The Ultra-Music Festival is almost here.
More than one hundred thousand fans come together in Miami for the ultimate sell-out weekender. Three heart-pounding days of non-stop, dance music from over 100 of the world’s greatest DJ’s and live acts, including Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, The Prodigy, Hardwell, Underworld, David Guetta and Tiesto. But you don’t need to fly there to be part of the action. From 3am on the 25th to 3am on the 27th of March, we’re bringing the experience here, to Dance FM. So tune in, turn up the volume, and let the music take control with Dance FM 97.8. Exclusive UAE Partners with Ultra Music Festival.

Find our broadcasting schedule below:

UAE Transmission Times
Saturday 25th 3am to 6am (Ultra Day 1)  (Miami - Friday Late Night) Sunday 26th 1am to 5am (Ultra Day 2)    (Miami  - Saturday Late Night) Sunday 11pm to Monday 3am (Ultra Day 3)  (Miami - Sunday Night)

Here's a list of festival headliners:


SATURDAY
MAJOR LAZER MARTIN GARRIX ALESSO ARMIN VAN BUUREN TCHAMI ROBIN SCHULZ DON DIABLO RAIDEN
SUNDAY MORNING
AXWELL λ INGROSSO AFROJACK ABOVE & BEYOND TIESTO STEVE AOKI DASH BERLIN MARTIN SOLVEIG SAM FELDT FRANK WALKER TOMMIE SUNSHINE
SUNDAY NIGHT
DJ SNAKE DAVID GUETTA ZEDD HARDWELL GALANTIS FEDDE LE GRAND SHOWTEK BT MYKRIS DJ NANO

ARTISTS

Jonas Rathsman
Born and raised in a small village in Western Sweden, Rathsman furthered his passion for music at the age of 18 when he began organising parties at numerous clubs in Gothenburg, quickly rising through the underground hierarchy of Sweden´s second largest city. Together with his close friend Fredrik Nyberg, aka DJ NIBC, they started releasing material under the alias Stuffa, which came to a climax with the release of their third single ‘Proof’ on the prominent house label, Defected. Soon after, it was Rathsman’s decision to abandon all pseudonyms and release his distinctive productions under his own name that proved to be the turning point in his career. Closing 2014 with a timeless underground anthem - a remix for global star Sam Smith - kicked of the Swede’s next chapter and marked the start of his two most career defining years to date. Rathsman’s remix of ‘Like I Can’ caught the attention of Annie Mac, who instantly premiered it on her Friday night show, Pete Tong who made it his ‘Essential New Tune’ and Danny Howard, where it became #1 on his ‘Dance Anthems’ show. Rarely have remixes made such an impact. Proving that he was more than a great remixer, Rathsman’s highly anticipated follow up came in the form of ‘Wolfsbane’ which was first tested out on the packed out dancefloor of Space Ibiza whilst supporting Disclosure. The crowd’s reaction to the track was so strong that it cemented the duo’s feeling that ‘Wolfsbane’ was the track with which to launch their new imprint, Method White. After picking up early club support from Solomun, Guy Gerber, Adriatique and Jackmaster it was crowned ‘Essential New Tune’ again by Pete Tong and went on to be hailed the ‘Tune Of Miami Music Week’ by Beatport, hitting the Top 10 of their Deep House Chart along the way. - residentadvisor.net
Steve Aoki
Steve Aoki is a DJ and also the founder of Dim Mak Records, which has counted leading indie rock bands such as Gossip, Bloc Party, the Kills, and the Rakes among its stable of signees. The son of wealthy restauranteur Rocky Aoki, he is of Japanese heritage and calls Los Angeles home. In 2007 he released his first official mix CD, Pillowface & His Airplane Chronicles, on Thrive Records. Featuring tracks by Justice, Klaxons, Mystery Jets, Peaches, Datarock, Yelle, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, and Scanners -- most of them remixed -- Pillowface & His Airplane Chronicles is fairly representative of Aoki's renown as a taste-making dance party DJ rather than a skillful turntablist.
Bakermat
Bakermat is one of the biggest rising stars of the last 6 months. With his new sound he immediately captured the hearts of a wide audience. His breakthrough was his production called ‘Zomer’ with over 2.000.000 views on YouTube he laid the foundation for his popularity and nowadays he’s well-known for his instrumental deephouse sound. His unique sound creates a big smile on the faces from people of all ages. The past months Bakermat gained a lot of popularity with shows in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Most of the time he played live on stage with his own saxophonist Ben Rodenburg, together they spend days in the studio to realize their fantastic sound into an amazing show. The last months Bakermat released a variety of tracks called ‘Vandaag’, ‘Intro’ , ‘Leven’ and many more. The audience completely fell in love with all of his tracks that resulted in a support of dj’s lie Klangkarussell, Nico Pusch and Alle Farben. Especially, ''Vandaag'' is a succes. The mix is watched over 9 million times on Youtube and played all over the radio in Europe. With a year left in Psychology study in Utrecht and with over 111.000 likes on Facebook in a couple months Bakermat looks ahead for a bright future. If life couldn’t get any greater for him, we just confirmed a series of prestigious festival all around Europe for this summer. So we’ll see you definitely around! - residentadvisor.net
Ferry Corsten
Hailing from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Ferry Corsten’s lustrous career is exemplified by a passion for music that began as a hobby and spiralled into a full-blown profession. Today, as it was in the beginning, Corsten’s skills lie in his ability to coax the maximum emotional impact from electronic dance music of all genres, not just trance, but also progressive-house and electro. He remains and has always been ahead-of-his time, making music that becomes a template for others to follow. It was the album, Out Of The Blue, that started it all. As Corsten’s sophomoric artist album under the alias, System F, the eponymous single became a worldwide hit and charted in the UK’s Top 20 UK singles charts and Japan’s Top 10 singles charts for three consecutive years after its release. Corsten’s rapid success ignited a steady flow of releases including ‘Gouryella’ with Tiësto. It was during this time that Corsten’s remix of William Orbit’s ‘Barber’s Adagio For Strings’ became a clubland anthem. Though the instantly recognizable original appeared in the film, Platoon (directed by Oliver Stone), it was Corsten’s heady remix that took the original composition’s strongest elements and amplified them into a singular, explosive masterpiece. - ferrycorsten.com
Dave Seaman
There aren’t many artists who’ve soundtracked the birth of dance music and are still leading its development more than two decades later. There are even less who have gifted both the club and pop scenes with unforgettable musical moments that get talked about in hushed tones years after their creation. Dave Seaman is one of a select few. Whether it’s one of his spine-tingling Global Underground or Renaissance CDs that’s still burning a hole in your stereo years after its purchase, or the perfect pop of Kylie’s ‘Confide In Me’ that he co-wrote, produced and remixed, there’s very few with their heart in electronic music who haven’t been touched by his oeuvre in one form or another. It’s a commonality that everyone from clubbers at Creamfields, to the biggest recording artists on the planet share. Having devoted almost every weekend over the last 20 years to moving dancefloors from Ibiza to Iceland, Seaman has played the world’s most recognised festivals and clubs in more than 80 countries throughout his career, while still lending his production nous to the music industry’s A List. Along with crafting beats for Ms Minogue and Pet Shop Boys, everyone from David Bowie to New Order and U2 to Michael Jackson have received a Seaman re-rub. Wind the clock back to when Seaman was eight years old and it’s difficult to imagine anyone wanting to devote their life to music quite as much as the Leeds-born lad. While others indulged in pipe dreams of becoming an English Premier League star or following Neil Armstrong into space, Seaman – much to his career councillor’s disapproval – knew he was destined for a life full of beats and rhythm. By the early ‘80s, the music obsessive was spinning records at his high school disco and earning his pocket money playing friends’ birthday parties. He knew how to talk-the-talk, too. In 1987 the still-amateur DJ and DMC member won a trip to New York to attend the New Music Seminar – the industry’s most important event at that time. The trip ultimately led him to land the editor’s role at Mixmag, a position he’d hold for the next three years as he shaped the magazine into being the undisputed clubber’s bible it is today. Seaman played his first bona-fide professional DJ gig at the legendary Shelley’s in Stoke in 1990, stroking vinyl alongside a couple of emerging talents by the name of Sasha and Laurent Garnier. Acid house was blooming and Seaman’s boundless enthusiasm and creative spirit was petrol in it’s tank. Teaming up with producer and friend Steve Anderson, the duo recorded as Brothers In Rhythm, birthing the seminal rave anthem ‘Such A Good Feeling’ which became a UK Top 20 hit, while also issuing the landmark ‘Mixmag Live Volume’ 1 with Carl Cox in 1991 – a release that stands as one of the first ever commercially available mix compilations. Seaman’s unrelenting desire to propel music at all levels saw him kickstart the Stress Records imprint through DMC, showcasing tunes by some of the finest talent in dance music for more than a decade. Artists including Sasha, Danny Tenaglia, John Digweed and Groove Armada’s Andy Cato all released smoking club cuts on the label, with many crediting it as acting as a global launching pad for their careers. He followed Stress with a decade at the helm of another lauded label, Audio Therapy where similar levels of success ensued proving his ability to spot & nurture talent time and time again. - djdaveseaman.com
Mark Knight
DJ, producer, label owner and businessman: Mark Knight has proven a rare and wonderful breed of musical heavyweight. The second highest-selling Beatport artist of all time (with no less than eight No.1’s) his career has spanned more than a decade, with releases on a diverse range of labels such as Suara, 1605, Stereo and of course his own Toolroom. Despite his success, the Grammy-nominated artist has never rested on the laurels of being one of the industry’s most respected and accomplished international players, and continues to push boundaries and set new standards with each year that passes. Armed with a musical library that knows no boundaries, a consistent run of hits and chart-topping ventures alike, the success of Knight’s recording career is matched only by the credibility and integrity maintained throughout his discography to date. Heard through a spread of anthems (‘Man With The Red Face,’ ‘Alright’, ‘Downpipe’) along with producing bands such as Faithless and Underworld has sealed a diverse musical heritage for the accomplished producer. It’s music for passion, not numbers, and it’s what Mark Knight does best.
R3hab
Fadil El Ghoul (born in 's-Hertogenbosch, 2 April 1986), better known by his stage name R3hab (pronounced "rehab"), is a Dutch DJ and record producer of Moroccan origin. Alongside Afrojack and Chuckie, R3hab is one of the proponents of the modern Dutch house subgenre, although his style and sound at the time were usually darker, somewhat reminiscent of early psytrance or gabber compositions. During the 2012 WMC in Miami, United States, R3hab won the IDMA Best Breakthrough Artist Award. R3hab began his career in late 2007 while producing the track "Mrkrstft" with Hardwell. One of the main influences R3hab has listed is the duo Infected Mushroom, whose music has been on the international scene since 1999. His most notable releases to date are "Pump The Party" produced together with Ferruccio Salvo, "The Bottle Song", released on Wall Recordings and "Prutataaa", which was R3hab’s first collaboration with Afrojack. R3hab was signed by internationally-known DJ and record producer, Afrojack, to his Wall Recordings imprint and is quoted as being one of its biggest talents.
Hardwell
Music maturity came swiftly for the now seasoned-veteran Robbert van de Corput, better known as Hardwell. At the age of 25, the young Dutch titan capped off a 10 year journey when he was crowned World’s #1 DJ in the 2013 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll cementing his position as the electronic scenes newest superstar DJ and becoming the youngest ever winner of the coveted Top 100 DJs award. In 2014 the Dutch megastar did it again - being crowned World’s #1 DJ in the 2014 edition of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Poll for a second consecutive year. Despite relinquishing his crown in 2015, though still taking the highly respectable second-place spot, it’s clear that Hardwell has already created a legacy that would put most of his counterparts to shame. This award-winning DJ, producer, musician, label owner and lover of all things music has not only helped shape the current state of EDM, but has left an everlasting imprint on it. Like his great mentor Tiësto, Hardwell proudly hails from Breda, a city tucked deep within the Netherlands. Having first established his name at the tender age of 14, Hardwell has since elevated his clubland standing to impressive, dizzying heights. His serving of big room bangers over the past year has seen a bundle of anthems sweep charts and dancefloors worldwide. Label boss of Revealed Recordings and collecting a plethora of Beatport #1’s (no less than 7 consecutive #1’s in 2013 alone), his studio output has never been more prolific or more on point. Records such as his anthemic hit ‘Spaceman’, ‘Three Triangles (Losing My Religion)’, ‘Jumper’, ‘Dare You’, alongside the hard-hitting track, ‘Apollo’, the scorching collaboration with Dyro and Bright Lights, titled ‘Never Say Goodbye’, and his more recent remixes like Coldplay’s ‘Sky Full of Stars’ and Calvin Harris Feat. Ellie Goulding – ‘Outside’ have become some of the biggest records over the past couple of years. In 2014 he saw his accumulation of Beatport #1’s rise scoring hit releases with his remix of Deorro & J-Trick’s ‘Rambo’, Armin van Buuren’s ‘Ping Pong’, alongside placing with his own singles ‘Dare You’ featuring Matthow Koma (which broke into the UK Top 20 singles chart, debuting at #18), ‘Everybody is in the place’ and the first single titled ‘Arcadia’ (featuring Joey Dale & Luciana), from his forthcoming debut artist album, straight to the top of the Beatport chart. Now with all eyes on his new artist album, which will include tracks such as his latest single ‘Young Again’ with Chris Young on vocals, Hardwell is building up to the most exciting musical period in his career so far. Through his refreshing sound that is characterized by complex drum ensembles, daring synths, and emotive chords, Hardwell has created the ultimate recipe for “Big Room House”. His productions are received with such great praise and acclaim; it seems his shelf life is endless. As his reputation grows amongst the world’s partygoers, so does his status. First entering the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll at #24 in 2011, Hardwell rose to #6 in the 2012 edition of the poll, before being crowned World #1 DJ in the 2013 poll - seeing off fierce competition from the likes of Avicii and Armin van Buuren and following in the footsteps of electronic icons Tiësto and David Guetta. The imitating that success once again in the 2014 edition of the Top 100 DJs Poll when he held onto the #1 spot. The “fresh and open-minded” approach he has taken with his label Revealed Recordings has led to the imprint gaining international momentum and having produced a cluster of hits since its inception back in 2013, as well as giving rise to a new generation of artists that include Dyro, Dannic, Julian Calor, Manse, Thomas Newson and Kill The Buzz. Another success in the labels armoury is its celebrated compilation series ‘Hardwell Presents Revealed’ which offers listeners a true box ready taste into the current trends at the heart of the labels musical output. Moreover, his record label Revealed Recordings has also grown to become a dominant force as a globetrotting tour brand in its own right named ‘Hardwell presents Revealed’, having staged events in America, Canada, Greece, UK, Croatia, Switzerland, Austria and Netherlands, as well as fronted to North America Bus Tours to date. In 2014 Revealed stepped-up their event plans with the arrival of their own festival arena shows staging parties at the likes of Summerfestival and Creamfields in the UK. Then in 2015 the label locked in arena hosts at festival such as Creamfields, EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland Belgium and the debut Tomorrowland Brasil. Summer 2014 also saw Revealed undertake its first official residency holding down a regular run of shows at the iconic open-air daytime venue Ushuaïa Ibiza. Presenting a congregation of producers that admirably hold an array of top Beatport chart positions and rankings in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ’s in the world, Revealed’s handpicked bills for the Ibiza season at Ushuaïa Ibiza ignited the white isle in a truly memorable fashion. For summer 2015 Hardwell returns to Ibiza and Ushuaïa with a new event concept titled ‘Hardwell’s Carnival’, which will illuminate the island’s party calendar with stunning visuals, performers and some guest stars. In March of 2011, Hardwell launched his very own radio show and podcast, Hardwell On Air, which is broadcasted on more than 115 international radio stations, including Holland’s top dance station, Radio 538, Sirius XM in the US, and NRJ in France and Germany. Additionally, the podcast has a solid spot in the iTunes Top 10 Podcasts in more than 45 countries and according to 1001tracklists.com is the hottest show in the scene right now. As a producer his ratio of releases to hits is extraordinary. In 2011 his collaboration single with Tiësto - ‘Zero 76’ was one of the biggest club tracks of that year and to date the music video has received over 14 million views on YouTube. The single went #1 in the Beatport and #1 in the US iTunes chart. That same year his solo record ‘Cobra’ went to #1 in the dance charts in Holland and Top 10 on Beatport. 2012 saw even more success with his remixes of Rihanna’s track ‘Where Have You Been’ and The Wanted’s ‘Chasing the Sun’ both reaching #1 on Billboard’s Dance Chart. His collaboration remix with Dannic for UK pop star Example’s, ‘Say Nothing’, received a #1 spot in the Cool Cut Chart, while Tiësto and Hardwell’s remix for ‘Young Blood’, by the indie rock band The Naked And Famous, became the festival circuit’s summer anthem. Hardwell also collaborated alongside Showtek to produce the track ‘How We Do’, with the music video premiering on MTV US. However, Hardwell’s biggest track of 2012 was the solo original known as ‘Spaceman’, which is regarded by media critics and peers alike as one of the EDM scenes biggest timeless anthems. ‘Spaceman’ was released in over 25 countries worldwide, scored a #1 place in the Beatport chart and to date has clocked in more than 15 million views on YouTube. At the tail end of 2012 Hardwell released the hard-hitting organic track, ‘Apollo’, featuring Amba Shepherd. Much like its predecessor, ‘Apollo’ would propel Hardwell’s name into the spotlight and ignite a global phenomenon around his infectious releases and DJ sets. Such was the foray around his name at this time that dance music icon Pete Tong invited Hardwell to make his debut on the hallowed decks of BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix in November 2012, where Hardwell’s prowess was so distinctively displayed. Having featured for the first time on the mainstage of Ultra Music Festival only one-year prior (2012), Hardwell’s position as a mainstage stealing DJ was affirmed in 2013 when he returned to the renowned Miami event. Armed with a body of fresh and unheard music, most notably is landmark hit single ‘Never Say Goodbye’, his performance at the 2013 Miami Ultra Music Festival would go on to become the stuff of legend. Clocking up a staggering 6 million views in just 8 weeks, Hardwell’s set broke all records for the most watched Ultra live broadcast during UMF with over 80,000 people watching his set via the feed. During his set, Hardwell’s Twitter account was using 20% of Twitter’s overall bandwidth with his name was trending worldwide with such intensity that it caused Twitter to temporarily shut down his account – yes, he broke Twitter! 2014 saw Hardwell back at Ultra Music Festival but this time to close the entire festival proceedings. Showcasing a plethora of new music and delivering every inch the grand finale show the fans and organisers had hotly anticipated, Hardwell’s dominance as a mainstage titan was once again set in stone. A feat that is further backed by the 9.5 million views his liveset has, to-date, clocked up on his official YouTube channel. Hardwell returned to the Ultra Main stage at the event’s iconic cityscape Miami setting in 2015, adding even further impressive numbers to his viewer counts that already delve in their millions and make him the single most in demand liveset artist, in the electronic scene today. With over 170,000 fans tuning in to witness history be made as Hardwell teased exclusive new tracks, was joined by some familiar faces and commanded the stage as his own, Ultra 2015 has proven to be one of Hardwell’s most successful trips to the city yet. Impacted even further with the hosting of his own Hardwell Presents Revealed party, which descended upon Miami’s unparalleled Story nightclub. Following on from his 2012 Tomorrowland set, which to date has received over 21 millions views on YouTube and was dubbed by many as a contender for the best set of the year, Hardwell returned to the mainstage of Tomorrowland in 2013 where he played yet another inimitable set that took a frenzied Tomorrowland audience on a ride of a lifetime. This time the liveset amassed in excess of 1 million views in just a few days and has currently been viewed over 22 million times on YouTube; the inexorable rate at which his DJ sets are viewed by fans around the world has made him the single most in demand liveset artist in the electronic scene today. A true festival–straddling superstar his sets have conquered arena’s at the most prestigious and crowd-pleasing of parties in the world such as Ultra Music Festival Miami, Electronic Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, Electric Zoo, Creamfields, UMF Europe, Coachella, EDC London, Future Music Festival, TomorrowWorld, Global Gathering, The Flying Dutch, Mysteryland, Dance Valley and various Sensation’s, including Amsterdam’s. At each and every show his fans litter the crowd awash in banners, flags and t-shirts’ bearing his name. A gesture Hardwell still finds touching, stating; “the commitment and effort the fans put into the shows with their signs and energy on the dancefloor is incredible. I’ll never be able to thank them enough.” As a DJ his global headliner status has led to endless sold-out shows around the world at venues from Ministry of Sound in London to Green Valley in Brazil. Debuting in Ibiza in 2010 when he was personally invited by Tiësto to perform with him at his now legendary Club Life event at Privilege. Hardwell’s 2013 Ibiza excursion saw him grow into one of the biggest headline acts on the island with roadblock shows at Ushuaia, Pacha, Space, Cream @ Amnesia, plus Cream’s Radio 1 live event @ Privilege, and led to him winning the ‘Electro House DJ’ award at the 2013 Ibiza DJ Awards at Pacha and then again at the 2014 Ibiza DJ Awards ceremony. 2015 saw him win the same award for the third year in a row, also adding the prestigious Best International DJ award. Added these to his growing awards cabinet which already contains the accolade for ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’ from the 2012 Miami IDMA awards, a double of victories from the 2013 ceremony where he scooped ‘Best Remixer’ and ‘Best European DJ’, and his 2014 IDMA Awards for winning ‘Best Global DJ’ and ‘Best Progressive House/Electro DJ’. At the 30th annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMAs) in 2015, Hardwell became the most nominated artist in the year’s categories taking away an impressive 5 coveted awards. These included ‘Best Electro/Progressive House Track’ with ‘Arcadia’, Best Album with ‘United We Are’, ‘Best Global DJ’, ‘Best Progressive House/Electro DJ’ and ‘Best Podcast or Radio Mixshow’ for his ‘Hardwell On Air’ broadcasts, bringing Hardwell’s IDMA count now up to a total of 10 awards. Hardwell also found himself nominated in the 2014 MTV European Music Awards, competing in the category for the ‘Best Dutch Act’, ‘Best World Stage Performance’ and ‘Best Electronic Act’ – which is an indicator to the level to which Hardwell and his very club-focused sound has grown during these past few years. These accolades reiterate the wide-scale belief from his fans in his music and DJ sets. North America, one of Hardwell’s biggest territories, has seen him deliver some impressive shows, on top of sell-out nationwide tours. For instances in 2013 he embarked on a Revealed Presents Canadian Bus Tour, where Hardwell, joined by support DJs Dyro and Dannic, took in the country’s finest clubs from New City Gas in Montreal to The Guvernment in Toronto and left a colossal marker of musical intent. His exclusive residency at Hakkasan Las Vegas with his ‘Go Hardwell Or Go Home’ event series has cemented his position as one of the forerunning DJ stars in the US club scene, generating much acclaim from the worlds media and clubbers alike. This was also followed with a nationwide ‘Go Hardwell Or Go Home’ tour that took in venues across America. In April 2013 Hardwell launched his most ambitious project to date when he unveiled his I Am Hardwell world tour concept at Amsterdam’s Heineken Music Hall to a 6000 capacity crowd. A spectacle of unprecedented musical vision and production detail, the entire show was broadcast live on a HD feed to 100,000’s of fans around the world and placed a solid marker to the immense popularity of Hardwell’s position within the dance community. After a hugely successful launch event, Hardwell took his exciting and innovative tour concept on the road for a worldwide tour. Spanning 6 continents the tour saw sold-out shows in Jakarta, Singapore, Bangalore, Mumbai, Lisbon, London, Mexico City, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Tel Aviv, Guatemala City, Manchester, Edinburgh, Belfast, Istanbul, Sao Paulo, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, making I Am Hardwell one of the must see shows over its 19 month period. For the final phase of the I Am Hardwell tour, Hardwell took to the streets of New York for a Times Square takeover where he revealed that the closing chapter of this epic world adventure would culminate in North America. The final leg of the global tour took in shows in Chicago, Toronto, San Francisco, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Miami before completing its mammoth journey at the world renowned Madison Square Garden in New York, in front of an 18,000 capacity crowd, for what was a spectacle finale for Hardwell’s international scaling party concept. In October 2013, during Amsterdam Dance Event, Hardwell held the world premiere of his ‘I Am Hardwell’ documentary in Amsterdam’s oldest and most famous cinema, Tuschinski. The documentary provides a captivating inside-look on Hardwell’s rise. With the motto - "If you can dream it, you can do it”. 2015 saw the release of the sequel film ‘I AM Hardwell – Living The Dream’, again premiered during Amsterdam Dance Event and following Hardwell on his world tour, asking the question "The problem with dreams is what happens once they've come true?". Hardwell unveiled the sequel to his 2013 documentary with a new film in 2015 titled ‘I Am Hardwell – Living The Dream’. Even more than the previous documentary ‘I AM Hardwell – Living the dream’ lets you experience the music. Starting with the 27-year-old Robbert van de Corput, working on new musical ideas in his studio, followed by the mass hysteria in Delhi and unprecedented footage of the ‘I AM Hardwell’ concert shows where ten thousands of people worldwide shared in the music, passion and energy of what a Hardwell show is all about. It’s a gateway into the life of a musical pioneer on the road to accessing the peak of his artistic powers. But it’s his relationship with his fans that sets him apart from his peers. Through his popular Q&A series on YouTube Hardwell’s personal side is displayed, where he answers the most begging of questions his fans have to offer. As said by Hardwell himself, “With the opportunities of social media today, it's super easy to be in direct contact with your fans, however it's impossible to respond to each and everyone through Twitter or Facebook. That's why I came up with this idea, to give my fans the opportunity to ask me their questions and to have the chance to answer them in a fun and engaging way!” And talking of social media his meteoric rise up into the higher echelons of the dance community has seen his fan base swell in recent months. With over 7.4 million ‘likes’ on Facebook, more than 1.95 million followers on Twitter and in excess of 200 million hits on his YouTube channel, Hardwell has rapidly solidified his place as one of the electronic scenes most ‘clicked on’ artists. Will his dial fully set to musical creation, Hardwell’s 2014 was filled with large amounts of studio as he poured numerous man-hours into his debut artist album – United We Are – alongside continuing to circumnavigate the globe appearing at all the major festivals, alongside countless arena and exclusive club shows. Hardwell opened 2015 with the news that his collaboration with W&W and Fatman Scoop, which is a big-room attack that captures the live intensity of Hardwell’s arena-spanning shows, had claimed the Beatport #1. 'Sally’ was the next single to be taken from United We Are and featured UK singer/songwriter Harrison. The single shot to #2 on the Dutch iTunes Singles Chart, whilst United We Are also reached the #2 spot on iTunes Worldwide Album Chart, narrowly missing on the #1 position due to the surprise release of Icelandic superstar Björk’s artist album Vulnicura. Released January 23rd 2015 the album features a host of collaborations that include Jason Derulo, Fatman Scoop, W&W, Bright Lights, Harrison, Jonathan Mendelsohn, Amba Shepherd, Joey Dale, Luciana, Headhunterz, Chris Jones, Haris, Mr Probz, Funkerman feat. I-fan and DallasK, as well as a track together with Tiësto and singer-songwriter Andreas Moe. The album’s release coincided with a launch event that took in two sold out nights at Amsterdam’s impressive Ziggo Dome, where Hardwell also unveiled his new tour concept I Am Hardwell – United We Are. 2015 also saw Hardwell team up with fellow dance music pioneer Armin van Buuren for the club-charged track ‘Off The Hook’, which had countless dance floor bubbling with excitement during the weeks of its release. And the year saw Revealed Recordings hit its 200th release when label boss Hardwell unveiled his hot new record ‘Mad World’ featuring Jake Reese. One project of keynote in 2015 was Hardwell’s step into the world of charity work. Utilising his global appeal for social change, Hardwell, along with international electronic music agency, Anna Agency and United Welfare Trust, launched the United We Are Foundation. Created as a way to ‘give something back’ to the children of the world, the United We Are Foundation is a charity project that has global ambitions to educate young children in different communities around the world. First launching in India with an historic show that will attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the ‘World's Biggest Guest List’ by opening his own personal guest list up to 100,000 fans for free. The foundation will then travel to different countries around the globe undertaking in an international development agenda that will aim to deliver a ‘magic bus’ educational programme to children in India. The rise of Hardwell as a young boy from the city of Breda into a ripened international super-heavyweight has become an inspiring tale for many. Coming full circle from a dream to reality of wanting to become the ‘#1 DJ in the World’, we can be assured that the global artist Hardwell is a musical force that will drive electronic dance music for many years to come...
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Millennial-Friendly Destinations Around the World
Are you a millennial? Do you like to travel? Well make sure you check out this list of Millenial-Friendly Destinations from Around the World before you next pack your bags! A new ranking that indicates the most millennial-friendly locations from around the globe shows that European cities are exactly where you want to be. This ranking is based on criteria that are important to the millennial demographic, things like affordability, tolerance, and transportation, as well as recreational concerns like nightlife, festival scores, and access to contraception. The ranking has been established by Nestpick, a company that purchases furnished apartments across Europe, which are mainly used by students. Amsterdam Overall, Amsterdam rang in a clear first place, and the rest of the list is comprised of other European cities, except for Vancouver, Canada, which just made the Top 10 list.
You can find the complete list below:
1. Amsterdam 2. Berlin 3. Munich 4. Lisbon 5. Antwerp 6. Barcelona 7. Lyon 8. Cologne 9. Paris 10. Vancouver
VAT Coming Soon!
Come January 2018, everyone in the UAE is expected to start paying a value added tax (VAT) on various goods and services. In short, yes, the tax will increase the average monthly spend, but we won't have to pay extra on everything. While the specific details of the policy are still being finalised, what we do know is that the GCC agreement gives flexibility to individual countries in defining the tax base. So there could be exemptions on staple foods and sectors such as agriculture, education, health and social services, financial services, real estate, transportation, and oil and gas. Where would we pay this extra then? Prime examples of paying VAT could be when eating out, buying bags, perfumes, cosmetics, electronics, luxury products, home decor, phones, etc... According to the consumer price index, 34% of a representative household's income is spent on rent/utilities in the UAE; 14% on food; 1.4% on healthcare; and 7.7% on education. These are categories which could have VAT exemptions.
Ikea Restaurants?
Ikea wants to open a chain of standalone restaurants! The Ikea restaurants concept wouldn't be that far-fetched, most Ikea stores already have a cafeteria area build in to them, and the meatballs you can get there tend to be a crowd favourite, with some people actually going to Ikea with the express intent of eating! We imagine that it has been a follow-on from this kind of activity that gave Ikea the idea to open dedicated restaurants. Ikea restaurants could be a jackpot idea, and we'll keep you posted about whether or not one is going to open in the UAE.
UAE Launches Food Banks
The UAE has officially launched a "Food Banks" organization, designed to eliminate food waste. Earlier this year, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE launched the UAE Food Bank. The concept was designed with the aim of distributing what would have been wasted food to those in need, both locally and regionally. Just this morning, the first Food Bank warehouse opened in the Al Quoz area. The location hosts two refrigerated containers to store dry, canned, and packaged foods. The foods are donated by hotel chains, hypermarkets, and food companies. This is the first of what will be more than 30 locations all over the UAE.   During Ramadan, more than 100 Food Bank fridges are going to be set up in mosques, residential areas, and public places. This is where public donations will be accepted - and highly welcomed!   200 restaurants and supermarkets have signed on to the Food Bank so far, including major chains such as Majid Al Futtaim Group, Carrefour, and Choithrams.
Dubai’s Secret Cinema
Dubai's very own "Secret Cinema" will be airing films every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, for only one month (until May 20th) at Burj Park down town.   The cinema is an open air screening, but they won't tell you what film will be airing until you're already there! While there you are offered chairs, pillows, blankets, everything you might need to get comfortable.   There will also be snacks available including popcorn, hotdogs, and nachos via a host of on-site food trucks.   General admission costs between AED40 and AED50, while VIP tickets ring in between AED120 and AED150. Weekly passes are also available, priced at AED150 for the general admission and AED500 for the VIP ticket. It's only here for a month, so we suggest getting down there while you still can!
Apple Leaks 3 New iPhones
New leaks are indicating that Apple is preparing to release three new iPhones this autumn, including a curved glass model in celebration of the iPhone's tenth anniversary, according to a new report. This leak chimes with past rumours that Apple will release a high-end phone alongside two new iPhone 7 models. Insiders believe, however, that the new model will not have a curved OLED display. Instead, they say, it will have curved glass on both the back and front, as well as a stainless steel frame and updated cameras.   Although the iPhone 7 sold out within a week of hitting the market, many saw it as nothing more than a refreshed iPhone 6 – which has put some pressure on Apple to impress its users this year.
UAE to Introduce Credit Ratings
The Al Etihad Credit Bureau has introduced the use of Credit Scores for UAE residents. People can now secure their personal Credit Scores by visiting the bureau’s customer service centers in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. In order to get your score, your ID must be provided. Then, using information from various sources including banks, finance companies, and telecom companies, customers will be given a Credit Score in the form of a three digit number. The number ranges from 300 to 900, with a low score indicating a higher risk of a consumer reaching default within 12 months. “The launch of the credit score is in line with AECB’s ongoing commitment to adopt the highest international standards in credit reporting and enhancing the UAE financial infrastructure,” said Marwan Ahmad Lutfi, CEO of AECB.
Autism Walks with Dance FM 97.8
Dance FM 97.8 partnered with Austim Walks for their 8th Annual walk, which took place at the Zabeel Park on Sheikh Zayed Road on April 15th, from 5pm to 9pm. Dance FM's Katie Overy was the Official MC for the event, and Danny Cee was the Official DJ. About the Walk: Autism is the fastest developmental delay affecting children around the world.1 in 68 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) according to CDC. Every 11 minutes, another family receives the devastating news that their child has an autism spectrum disorder. April is the autism awareness month, therefore we have the pleasure to invite you to participate in “Global Autism Awareness Festival & Walk 2017” under the patronage of UAE Red Crescent and in collaboration with Dubai Healthcare City and Dubai Municipality. In its 8th year, more than 8,000 people are expected to take part in the family event in Dubai’s Zabeel Park to raise awareness of the disorder and highlight the importance of integrating special needs children into our community. The Global Autism Awareness Festival & Walk 2017 will offer a plethora of fun-filled activities and entertainment for children and their families. - walkforautismdubai.com