Five things we learned from the Future

It was a brief couple of days for KL’s Future Music Festival Asia.

Here is what we learned:

1. People will brave the elements for music

Three words: Haze rain zombies.[spacer height=”10px”]

2. Armin van Buuren loves Disney

It has been revealed that Armin will be doing a remix of ‘Let It Go’, the smash hit from the Disney movie Frozen sung by Adele Dazeem (also known as Idina Menzel). When asked about his thoughts on the whole experience, he had heaps of praise for the company that he says is “more than Mickey Mouse”. Now a father of two young children, Armin told us that it’s been great to be able to sit down and watch all the old Disney movies again.

The track will feature on Walt Disney Record’s Dconstructed, a remix album of classic Disney songs, which will also feature the likes of Avicii, Kaskade and many others.[spacer height=”10px”]

3. … he is also a lawyer and is set to become a wax statue

When asked what he would be doing if he wasn’t making trance music he quickly replied with, “I’ve finished my law degree, so a lawyer… so watch your words!”.

Along with accomplishing this great achievement, Armin van Burren will be cast in wax at Madame Tussauds (obviously the highest honour for any person in the entertainment industry… right?).[spacer height=”10px”]

Armin van Buuren Wax

4. Don’t be alarmed if you hear the same song twice (or more than twice)

To be honest, it didn’t seem like anybody cared.[spacer height=”10px”]

5. Don’t take drugs

It’s really simple, guys: have a good time, but go about it in the right way. Don’t ruin it for everyone else.

Unfortunately a few young people will not have a second chance to think about it, so let’s all learn from this.[spacer height=”10px”]

By Ale Launech

Future Music Festival Asia promises its “biggest line-up to date”

Future Music Festival Asia is set to return in 2014 for its biggest year yet, moving to a brand new location in Kuala Lumpur to accommodate for a bigger crowd.

Now in its third year, the festival, which has so far attracted over 100,000 fans, will be held at the iconic Bukit Jalil Stadium Showgrounds.

Playing host to the dance music festival over three days, the festival will bring fans from all over the region together for a long weekend of trance, dubstep, electro house, hip hop, pop, and much more across the showgrounds’ multiple stages.

Future Music Festival Asia promises its "biggest line-up to date"

Originating in Australia in 2006, FMFA expanded to Malaysia in 2012 in partnership with local promoters Livescape Asia. Growing year on year since headliners The Chemical Brothers inaugurated the festival in KL, this year’s move to the much larger site and the addition of an extra day are a mark of its growth in the region.

Iqbal Ameer, Director of Livescape Asia, says, “Future Music Festival 2014 has grown to incredible heights. The evolution of the festival and the magnitude of it is a vision that has become a reality. We are just as excited as the fans, and this has all been made possible with the partnerships and support from some of the best brands in the industry.”

He adds that that they aim to bring in 85,000 music fans from around the world to the festival this year, and promises that this year’s is its “biggest line-up to date,” with the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Deadmau5 and Pharrell Williams set to headline.

They will be joined by hip-hop royalty, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan, Swedish DJ and producer Eric Prydz and Grammy favourite’s Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

Future Music Festival Asia 2014 full line-up:

Day 1:
Adventure Club
Will Sparks
Deniz Koyu
Breaking Diamonds
Double E
Victor Trixter

Day 2:
Armin Van Buuren
Andrew Rayel
Markus Schulz
Paul Van Dyk
DJ Rosh
DJ Faith
Jee Hoe & Hype Em Beats
Ramsey Westwood
Trimix (LIVE)

Day 3:
Chase & Status (LIVE)
Eric Prydz
Gesaffelstein (LIVE)
Raekwon and Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan
Knife Party (presenting the Haunted House Arena)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Martin Garrix
Naughty Boy
Pharrell Williams
Porter Robinson
Sub Focus (LIVE)
Tinie Tempah
Axel Groove
Bassment Syndicate
Dangerdisko ft. Sheila Majid
Deer Society
Godwin P
Goldfish & Blink
Jungle Jerry & Tablamaniam
Mr. Nasty & GuruGuru
Raising The Bar
Sound Love Affair
Sona One & Biggie
Tubby vs Anowl
Xu vs Terence C (We <3 Techno)

Future Music Festival Asia 2014
Bukit Jalil Stadium Showgrounds
13 – 15 March 2014

First and second release tickets are sold out; third release tickets are available now.

Tickets are also available for walk-in purchase at selected Rock Corner and Victoria Music outlets. For exclusive VIP packages, contact Livescape Asia at +60 3 7772 6272.

By Ale Launech