Global Dance Festival 2016 Preview

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Now that it’s (finally) July, it’s time to start planning for Global Dance Festival. As a general rule, Global Dance has put forth some of the most exciting electronic lineups to date, and this year is no different. If you are at all unsure, here are a few names that we are especially pumped for.

Above & Beyond
These guys killed it last year, and we have no doubt they’ll do it again this time around. While lots of other producers may have an edge when it comes to trendy genres like trap and dub step, Above & Beyond has done its part to keep trance relevant and unite crowds around the globe.Screen Shot 2016-07-03 at 2.01.48 PM

Dash Berlin
Fans of trance are lucky this year as they get not one but two trance legends. In addition to Above & Beyond, Dash Berlin will be making an appearance. Best known for “Till the Sky Falls Down” in 2007, Dash Berlin has been blowing up ever since. Ranked as the #15 DJ in the world, Dash Berlin is sure to leave an impression.
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Knife Party
This is the show to go to if you are looking for heavy, “evil” dubstep, which, let’s face it, we all do. Initially a side project of the band Pendulum, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen have created a distinctive sound that has all the appeal of rageful metal, with a little dance added in for the fun of it.
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DJ Snake
We are really curious to see how DJ Snake produces live, considering his hip-hop abilities, and proven success in EDM. Judging by his popularity and diverse talents, this show is going to be pretty wild.Screen Shot 2016-07-03 at 2.03.03 PM

Troyboi
Trap has been on the rise for the last few years and it seems this is the year that it transitions mainstream. Troyboi brings some of the dirtiest beats in the industry. We will be on the lookout for Twerk competitions.
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Phutureprimitive
While easy to overlook, Phutureprimitive is one set you don’t want to miss. Rain, the producer and songwriter behind the act, specializes in hypnotic and ambient melodies mixed with dense bass and danceable rhythms. This is the kind of music that inspires the best kind of dance party.
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