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Inception Music Festival Artist Spotlight | Diplo

Posted by Brittany Irwin on Mar 4, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Thomas Wesley Pentz, more commonly known as Diplo, is a Grammy nominated American DJ, music producer, rapper, and songwriter.  Diplo is currently based in Las Angeles, CA, working on his music and touring various countries, but he didn’t just step into this successful DJ life.  Diplo began working on music while he was in college; beginning school at University of Central Florida and then transferring to Temple University in Philadelphia as a film major, he began throwing parties under the Hollertronix name where he started to gain attention as a DJ. 

While performing at these parties in 2004, Diplo was approached by M.I.A and the two began working together producing music, and eventually mixing work with pleasure and dating for several years.  While Diplo was working with M.I.A, they produced the single “Paper Planes” which peaked at number 4 on the Billboard US Hot 100 and was also nominated for a Grammy and sold more than 3 million copies.  After getting such positive attention for the track, Diplo continued to grow and become more popular in the music world. 

Diplo was transforming from an unknown DJ to a music producer working with artists such as Shakira, Robyn, Kid Cudi, Bruno Mars, No Doubt and Snoop Dogg, as well as work with Maluca, Kid Sister, Die Antwoord, Alex Clare, Rolo Tomassi, Amanda Blank and Dark Meat.  His label, Mad Decent, became a platform for Diplo to showcase the many different sounds that he experienced while extensively touring. The label was founded in 2005 and he is still managing this today. 

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Topics: Party Packages, Spring Break 2015, Cancun nightlife, Diplo, Ultra Music Festival, Inception Music Festival, Cancun

Inception Music Festival Artist Spotlight | 3Lau

Posted by Brittany Irwin on Mar 3, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Justin Blau, better known by his stage name 3Lau, is a Las Vegas based American progressive house and electro house producer.  Growing up around an artistic family, 3Lau has a background in piano, drums, and guitar, but it wasn’t until his college years that he began to explore electric dance music.  After a vacation to Sweden in 2011, 3Lau decided to start creating mashups because “he didn’t think anyone was doing a good job”.  I guess he was onto something because he was described by the Las Vegas Review-Journal as “one of America’s fastest-rising DJ Producers”!

Focusing on dubstep, progressive house, and electro house, 3Lau began to gain recognition in the electronic music world in 2011 with his two bootlegs “Girls Who Save the World” and “All Night Long”.  During this time, he was still in school at Washington University in St. Louis studying by day and DJing by night.

Once his career started to take off, 3Lau started working with artists such as Tieso, Rehab, Porter Robinson, and many more.  He has also created remixes for Zedd, Adele, and Tiesto, among others.  

While 3Lau is not performing at clubs or festivals such as Electric Zoo in New York, he loves to give back.  He is a great DJ AND a great person!  Pencils of Promise is a non-profit organization that 3Lau works with that builds schools for underprivileged children in developing nations such as Guatemala, Laos, and Nicaragua.  Together they have already raised $25,000 to build a school in Guatemala!

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Topics: Spring Break 2015, Inception Music Festival, Cancun Spring Break 2015, 3LAU Spring Break Cancun

StudentCity X VitaminFIZZ | Panama City Beach Spring Break 2015

Posted by Heather Bramante on Mar 3, 2015 1:30:00 PM

StudentCity is excited to announce our official Panama City Beach, Florida Spring Break 2015 beverage partner, VitaminFIZZ.  

It is important for students to stay hydrated and healthy, especially on Spring Break. VitaminFIZZ offers the ideal solution with their fruit-flavored, zero-calorie, sparkling water that provides 100% of recommended daily Vitamin B3, B5, B6, B12 + Vitamin C. VitaminFIZZ will be offered during all 2015 StudentCity Panama City Beach Spring Break check-ins at the StudentCity Headquarters Hotel, the Laketown Wharf. 

In addition Vitamin Fizz is a supporting sponsor of the legendary daily StudentCity and Laketown Wharf pool parties providing giveaways of both product and merchandise. There will also be Vitamin Fizz Brand Ambassadors onsite providing product sampling during the 2015 PCB Spring Break period and at select StudentCity night events.

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Topics: Panama City Beach, Panama City Beach Spring Break, VitaminFIZZ

JUST ANNOUNCED: Inception at Sea | 2016 Spring Break Cruise

Posted by Heather Bramante on Feb 26, 2015 4:15:36 PM

While you're all gearing up for Spring Break 2015, we're over here already planning for Spring Break 2016!

StudentCity, Whet Travel, and The Groove cruise just launched THE FIRST EVER FULLY EXCLUSIVE SPRING BREAK CRUISE!

Starting in 2016, Spring Break will never be the same! The infamous Inception Music Festival is about to rise to a whole new level as we take it out to the high seas next year. Join us for inaugural Inception at Sea, setting sail from Miami to the Bahamas. This 21+ event is going to be a party that you cannot miss!
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Panama City Beach Party Package Update

Posted by Heather Bramante on Feb 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Only StudentCity offers party packages in Panama City Beach that combine drink specials and exclusive access to all of the best Spring Break clubs and events. We're especially excited to now be offering even more events in our party package bundles! 

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5 Spring Break Packing Tips

Posted by Heather Bramante on Feb 17, 2015 10:00:00 AM

When traveling for Spring Break, there's a combination of people who both drive and fly to our domestic destinations, and everyone flies to our international destinations. At this point your plans and mode of transportation is probably set, which is the best position to be in!

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Topics: Spring Break Tips, Packing for Spring Break, Packing Tips

Inception Music Festival Artist Spotlight | The Chainsmokers

Posted by Heather Bramante on Feb 16, 2015 3:45:01 PM

The Chainsmokers are currently one of the most popular DJ duos in EDM. Made up by the tandem of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, The Chainsmokers reached #16 on the charts with their release of “#SELFIE.”  Initially released for free, it was quickly picked up by Dim Mak Records and released in January 2014. Today they are a part of Republic Records, and have since released one of their newest hits, “Kanye.”

Andrew and Alex joined up in 2012 but had actually met prior while attending college in New York. Taggart is a graduate of Syracuse University, and Pall graduated from New York University – quite the resumes! Syracuse and NYU spring breakers, did you know these two came from your very own backyards?

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Topics: Spring Break Cancun, Inception Music Festival, spring break music festival, Cancun, The Chainsmokers

Get Fit for Spring Break | #13

Posted by Heather Bramante on Feb 12, 2015 6:19:32 PM

Who doesn’t want a nice booty in their bikini for Spring Break!? Get working on it ladies! This week, we challenge you to try this circuit. If you’re feeling ambitious, repeat it twice! These are all workouts that specifically target your glutes.

Want to get some cardio in too? Try walking on a treadmill at 3.0 speed at a 10.0 incline! Sounds easy right? Don’t hold on to the treadmill. It’s easy to walk on that incline while holding on, but are you really working your legs? Probably not. Do this circuit and then follow it up with a 20 minute incline walk and you’ll be feeling it tomorrow!

TIP OF THE WEEK: Don’t skip meals!! Just because you are working out and feeling healthy doesn’t mean you need to skip meals. When you skip meals, you are actually slowing down your metabolism! Eating throughout the day keeps it going. Your body needs the fuel, especially if you have been working out! Don’t be silly, eat some food! 

Want to learn more about health and fitness from a certified personal trainer? Head to  for more information and fitness/nutrition packages!

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Inception Music Festival | Week 3 Lineup & Tickets

Posted by Heather Bramante on Feb 12, 2015 3:39:34 PM

Cancun is home to StudentCity's Inception Music Festival, the largest Spring Break event in the world! This is 30 nights of different headlining DJs, including top talent from around the globe. 

Mar 13 - Ravi Drums & Sgt Slick @ Mandala Beach
Mar 14 - Stafford Brothers @ The City
Mar 15 - 3LAU @ Dady'O*
Mar 16 - Cash Cash @ Palazzo*
Mar 17 - Oliver Heldens w/ VICE & Christina Millian @ The City*
Mar 18 - Borgeous w/ Stellar @ Dady'O*
Mar 19 - 2 Chainz @ The City*
Mar 20 - Will Sparks & Tigerlily @ Mandala Beach
Mar 21 - Jayceeoh @ The City
Mar 22 - Firebeatz @ Dady'O
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Inception Music Festival | Week 2 Lineup & Tickets

Posted by Heather Bramante on Feb 9, 2015 5:08:00 PM

Cancun is home to StudentCity's Inception Music Festival, the largest Spring Break event in the world! This is 30 nights of different headlining DJs, including top talent from around the globe. 

Mar 6   - RockCity & Jerzy @ Mandala Beach
Mar 7   - Jayceeoh @ The City
Mar 8   - Tritonal @ Dady'O*
Mar 9   - Vice @ Palazzo*
Mar 10 - Diplo @ The City*
Mar 11 - Sidney Samson @ Dady'O*
Mar 12 - Big Sean @ The City*
Mar 13 - Ravi Drums & Sgt Slick @ Mandala Beach
Mar 14 - Stafford Brothers @ The City
Mar 15 - 3LAU @ Dady'O*
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