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This past weekend, Soldier Field in Chicago went from football stadium to multi-color flash-mob, Friday afternoon through late Sunday evening. For some, this was a brand new fantasy land of magic pills and kandi, just out of reach for their wealthy, overprotective suburban parents. Others made their way into festival grounds sporting the daffiest of costumes, either trying to make baggy rave pants look cool in the 90 degree sun or maximizing their exposure of gluteal pride, all the better to twerk with I’m sure. For the rest of us, it was Spring Awakening 2013: The Disneyworld of EDM.
Long gone are the days when you & some friends would hop on an empty train to the heart of the city, thrilled for the celebration of your secret, weird hobby. No; these … Read more
Contributor Miss A
, boys noize
, miss a
, Miss Amphetamine
, Mord Fustang
, Porter Robinson
, spring awakening
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past two years then you have definitely heard of Dutch DJ Hardwell’s meteoric rise to stardom. With a slew of remixes and original releases Hardwell has been killing the game, not to mention also dropping the set that many have called the best of both Ultra weekends in march. So it’s no surprise that he will be making a splash during this years EDC week. Such a splash in fact that it could only be for the launch of the fourth edition of his compilation series named “Revealed.”
Featuring 20 tracks hand picked and mixed by Hardwell to bring you the “big room” sounds that he is so often praised for. Whether you’re in your car or working out you’ll be transported back to the crowd of that summer time festival. All with their characteristic euphoric vocals and demolishing breakdowns, … Read more
As the summer festival season reaches it peak with EDC Las Vegas this week, much like during WMC Vegas clubs are kicking it into high gear. The two stars of this week are the Marquee and LAVO, each complete with its own star-studded line up.
If you feel like kicking it ‘old school’, you can attend LAVO’s “Las Vegas Loves Techno” string of events this week. Featuring some of the pre-EDM era’s most influential artists such as Sasha, Carl Cox, and Dubfire. So if you want to listen to some darker, deeper sets LAVO is the place to be.
Marquee on the other hand is a whole different a story. Featuring not just one, but two different line-ups for its night club and its day club pool parties. Kicking things off, Marquee is having their opening party Wednesday night with the EC Twins and Lema; … Read more
Contributor Miami Skyline
Keywords: Armin van Buuren
, Benny Benassi
, carl cox
, John Digweed
, las vegas
, Mark Knight
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We’re less than 25 days from BISCO’, how’s that for good news? We’ve had some interaction recently with the folks behind Camp Bisco to hear more about the following: Clean Vibes, the new Silent Disco lineup, and a fundraising campaign to aid in Schenectady County relief efforts in the wake of the devastating EF2 tornados that touched down near Camp Bisco’s home site. Let’s get into it!
“Clean Vibes (cleanvibes.com
) announced recently they’re excited to be returning to Camp Bisco this year and look forward to building on their waste diversion efforts from 2012. In addition to continuing to implement a comprehensive recycling diversion program at the festival, this year they will be bringing the Clean Vibes Trading Post
) to Camp Bisco. This is an incentive based recycling education program that encourages attendees to get involved in the recycling process by providing them with cool
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It was just last year when Kaskade, came to Brooklyn playing at the MCU Park, a small stadium where a minor league baseball team plays. This October, Kaskade returns to Brooklyn, but this time he’s ballin’ in the major leagues. The talented DJ/producer is set to play a small tour – just four cities – but in big venues. Kaskade will play at Miami’s American Airlines Arena, Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Navy Pier Exhibition Hall in Chicago, and The Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles.
Ryan Raddon, otherwise known as Kaskade, is seemingly everywhere lately and even taking some group-selfies along the way (see below). The newly announced tour will keep him in motion. Additionally, the tour will support Kaskade’s forthcoming album, Atmosphere, set for release in September from Ultra Music. The title track, ‘Atmosphere,’ is first single from the forthcoming album and will be released on June 10th … Read more
Contributor Scott Roth
Keywords: american airlines arena
, Barclays Center
, Los Angeles
, Navy Pier Exhibition Hall
, The Shrine Expo Hall
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Dutch house music superstar Fedde Le Grand has sent out a very personal invitation for his fans. He invites YOU to join the party with him in Las Vegas Nevada via Live Stream from the famous Surrender Nightclub on Youtube. Surrender and Fedde Le Grand are teaming up with Ultra Music, Wynn Social and Machinima. With over 7 million people already subscribed to the youtube channel you can expect this to be nothing less than a online rager! Get your weekend started off strong and dont miss out on this amazing opportunity!
“Whether you’re winding down in Sydney, waking up in London or just trying to get through your working day anywhere else in between, turn the volume up, throw your headphones on, tune the rest of the world out and try to resist the urge to throw your hands in the air while you’re sitting at your desk!” – … Read more
With this past weekend marking the unofficial start to the summer, we look forward to one of the grandest festivals of the summer, Camp Bisco. Event organizers last week came correct, announcing its full lineup of performers for its three day festival of peace, music and art in Mariaville, NY.
From July 11th to 13th we will all have the pleasure of vibing acts such as: The Disco BIscuits; Bassnectar, Passion Pit, STS9, Umphrey’s McGee; Flux Pavilion; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis; Wolfgang Gartner; Boys Noize; Squarepusher; Tommy Trash; Madeon; Baauer; Excision presents Destroid; and Dillion Francis. Also joining the now 90+ performer lineup are internationally renowned LTJ Bukem; Destructo; Samo Sound Boy; Gravity A. and the one and only, Zeds Dead. Zeds Dead has been long speculated and, as of today has been confirmed. Their combination source material coming from acts such as, Radiohead, The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues … Read more
Here’s a mix for you guys to start the summer off right.
Chant A Tune (Jeremy Olander Remix) – 16 Bit Lolitas, Jeremy Olander
Raining (Late Night Alumni Redux Mix) – Kaskade
Kinetic (Jeremy Olander Remix) – Golden Girls, Jeremy Olander
Radio (Original Mix) – Durante
XTC (Original Mix) – Boys Noize
Only Invader (Original Mix) – Walden
Liceu (Original Mix) – Marcus Schossow, Sebjak
Your Love (Original Club Mix) – Mark Knight
Till’ the next one,
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Contributor Rob L
, Progressive House
Keywords: boys noize
, Jeremy Olander
, Mark Knight
, Progressive & Tech House
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Article courtesy of Zac Hirsch, Co-Founder & CEO of Festival Addicts
NEW YORK — Steve Angello can finally shed his armor. He no longer has to save the world with his sidekicks Axwell and Sebastion Ingrosso. The death of Swedish House Mafia represents a new life for Steve. The machine that SHM became chained Angello down to a place that lacked innovation and growth. It was finally time for the dark knight to rise and Electric Daisy Carnival NYC aka Gotham City would serve as the perfect platform…
After a minor delay the Circutground lights shined bright signaling the Dark Knight to rise behind the DJ booth. The next logical step would be Greyhound, right? Instead, Steve showed off what he has been doing in the bat cave dropping his latest track with Wayne Woods, I/O. The electro house track sounds different from the likes of SHM breathing fresh
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Leading up to EDC NY we heard a lot of gripes, whether it was the lineup not offering enough so-called headliners, the festival contracting from 3 days to 2, or that the size of the festival appeared to be small when a map was released. Despite all that, we spoke with many who attended EDC and not one complained. Sure the weather on Saturday was bleak, but the amount of bass pumping at CitiField could’ve knocked the nearby 7 Train off the tracks.
Insomniac – founded by Paqual Rotella – is the company behind EDC, a festival that has its roots planted in the 90s. Earlier this week, Pasqual spoke about the signs of a potential EDM bubble. Rotella said: Just when I see the focus on the DJ. The newbie that is there to just be entertained by that DJ. Because the fantasy is going to go away. People … Read more