Posted by Spice on November 26, 2013
It may be a tad early to start thinking about Miami Music Week, but when the weather here on the East Coast is this miserable, how can South Beach not be on your mind? For those of you who are up on your advance planning, we’ve got an unbeatable ticket giveaway to help you beat the pre-winter blues. Enter below to win two tickets to Robbie Rivera’s inimitable Juicy Beach party in March 2014 (hint: it’s always one of the highlights of WMC because it’s the only event that actually takes place on the beach). If you missed out last year, check out the awesome recap video and enter our giveaway if you know what’s up. Want a little more assurance that you’ll actually be able to make it to the party in March? The Early Bird pre-sale opens on Black Friday — more details (including Phase 1 lineup) to come.
If you still haven’t gotten enough, fear not: Robbie Rivera’s latest single (featuring vocals by The EKGs) is a frothy, upbeat dance anthem which is sure to get you in a warm weather mood. For best results, play while entering our ticket giveaway — good vibes are sure to increase your odds.
Posted by dshaq on November 25, 2013
A brisk Chicago night seemed very fitting for the show that Swedish sensation and top DJ Alesso would soon play. A sold out show awaited us as we arrived to the beautiful Aragon Ballroom venue, with an array of personalities passing by. The line for admission went back a good couple hundred people deep and even curled around the alley next to the venue. Everyone stood freezing in line, anxiously awaiting to step into the warm building.
By the time we got situated at the venue, the opener, Luminox, began his set. We all remember him for the huge remix to Bingo Players’ “Rattle”. Showing a wide variety of sounds and styles, Luminox threw one hell of an opening set, even dropping in some Cashmere Cat “No Lie” a personal favorite… With the crowd getting into it, Luminox created a great atmosphere going into Alesso’s set.
Finally it was time for Alesso to perform and the crowd went nuts. Beginning with one of his notable singles, Years, he started it off with a lot of energy that really got the crowd engaged. Everything about the set was phenomenal. The drops never disappointed any of the great build-ups he created, and all the transitions were smooth and clean. He also made sure to highlight his brand new single with Calvin Harris, “Under Control”, by playing it as appreciation to the crowd for such a great show. With a relatively longer set at around an hour and forty-five minutes, Alesso never once lost his audience’s focus. A big round of applause to the Swede for putting on a fantastic show and set, and really look forward to his new songs.
Also, I would like to send a huge thank you to React Presents, who ran the show. I can’t say enough good things about how the concert was run so efficiently and smoothly. Make sure to hit them up on Facebook and Twitter as well because they have some pretty sweet upcoming shows in Chicago during December.
Events, Home, News, Review, Videos | Aokify America: Steve Aoki x Borgore x Waka Flocka Flame (Recap)
Posted by FilthyTaft on November 21, 2013
The title says it all – Dim Mak hooked FNT up with passes so that we could cover the show. Steve Aoki, Borgore, and Waka Flocka made a dream team on Saturday night at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco, and they put on one hell of a show. Check out the media gallery below (especially the POV recap video), and make sure to check out the rest of the tour’s stops before you miss it altogether here.
To give you a better picture of what the concert was like, keep in mind that the show was somehow sold out (it was at the Civic Center in San Francisco, imagine how many people it takes to sell out a concert there). Borgore had an incredible opening set, playing his classics as you’d expect (e.g. Nympho). But, he surprised everyone towards the end of his set when he started dropping some unheard trap and moombahton – some HEAVY trap and moombahton I might add. By this point, everyone was completely riled up – but it doesn’t stop there because just when it seemed like a peak, Borgore brought out Waka Flocka who yelled an entire verse to a wild audience.
But hold up – Steve Aoki starts his set at this point. Mind-blowing is an understatement. Between his stage dives, cake throws, bottle pops, and raft rides, Steve Aoki slapped his bangers so hard that his dad’s restaurants almost went out of business (his dad owns Benihana’s). He played every song that you would wish he would play live. And he killed all of them.
Moral of the story is, if you didn’t go, you missed out. Put Aoki on the bucket list.
Posted by Cicely on November 15, 2013
ATTENTION ALL CHEESE HEADS! Not only is one of the dopest producers in the game right now – Gramatik – going to be in Madison next Friday (11/22/13) for the release of his new album ‘The Age of Reason’ at the Orpheum Theater, but Fresh New Tracks is going to be there covering the event and getting the scoop on just how good his new album is really going to be. We don’t expect anything less than amazing from this New York based producer after officially making his mark in the music industry with the releases of his ‘Street Bangerz’ series, ‘Digital Freedom’, ‘No Shortcuts’, & many more. If you’re in the area at UW-Madison or UW-Milwaukee, Marquette University, Art Institute, Edgewood, or any other colleges in the surrounding area, this is a show you want to snag some tickets to.
Not only is the show being held at one of the craziest, most awesome venues around (shown above – Orpheum Theater), Gramatik is also on tour with Exmag and Herobust who are known for their off the wall performances and epic crowds. This trio of musicians on tour together is a match made in musical heaven for any event enthusiast looking for a good way to spend their weekend.
-Tickets start at only $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show and are available at the Alliant Energy Center Coliseum Box Office (M-F 9AM-5PM), The Orpheum Theater Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, B-Side Records on State Street, online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone 1-800-745-3000 and at the Orpheum (day of show only, starting at 12pm Noon).
-Doors open at 7:30 PM and the show starts at 9.
-If you don’t want to forget, RVSP here through Facebook.
It’s a one week count down from today so get your tickets and get pumped for the show! (:
Events, Featured, Review | THROWBACK THURSDAY: How Our Lives Have Changed Since Amsterdam Dance Event
Posted by mimada on November 14, 2013
Just one short month after attending the Amsterdam Dance Event in the Netherlands, VMan and I bring you nothing but the best coverage of the event, including a first hand understanding of how the Dutch produce such great DJs and the aftermath of how our lives have changed since the festival. Expect to be ready to purchase a plane ticket to next year’s ADE upon completion.
Posted by Middy on November 13, 2013
First off, congrats to one of the best labels at remaining true to a vision that does not follow the beaten path, regardless of what the current trend might be. It has most notably been known for the releases of French super-duo Justice, but has also been home to the releases of Breakbot, DJ Mehdi, its owner Busy P and others. The label has always brought something different to the table and this show exemplified that.
Posted by Nick on November 10, 2013
People have always told me about how mysterious UZ is; how enigmatic the act is that he puts on – and after his performance last night in San Luis Obispo, I’m here to tell you how cool it actually is.
Following two killer sets from Vital Riots and K Theory, the mystery man put on an insane, trap-filled set that lit up the entire venue, keeping the crowd moving track, after track, after track. Throwing down pieces from his “Trap Sh*t” series, all the way to DJ Snake’s ”Bird Machine,” UZ had it going on from start to finish. Even with this girl trying (way too hard) to dance in front of him during his set, the new age trap star remained unfazed.
Speaking of “that girl” (who ended up getting kicked off stage about three times), she even tried to grind on/make out with Malcolm of K Theory during their set. Thankfully, he had the sense to say no, and continue with one of the most versatile EDM acts I’ve seen a while (which is especially impressive considering they were missing their third member, Dylan, who fell seriously ill shortly before the show). Regardless of any strange women trying to take the stage that night, the Black & Gold Party at The Graduate was definitely a great experience, and a show you should feel sad about missing if you weren’t there – sucks to suck. S/O to Collective Effort Events for putting together a great lineup.