Posted by Middy on March 7, 2014
ID&T’s oldest festival, Mysteryland announced last year that is would be coming to the States, after 21 years in the Netherlands and a few years in Chile. However, once SFX bought ID&T, it was only a matter of time before the move to the US happened and it appears that they are doing it right, using the hallowed grounds of Bethel Woods, where the the 1969 Woodstock festival took place, as their destination. They recently announce their lineup, bringing on a diverse cast of names from all genres.
The main stage will have your usual suspects like Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Showtek, Fedde Le Grand and Nervo, while hosting other names like Oliver Heldens, Dillon Francis and Amtrac. One of the big selling points for the festival was the Sunday School area of the festival, which will have a dominant presence with an all vinyl stage and artists like Joris Voorn, Scuba, Chris Liebing, Lee Foss, Fehrplay vs Jeremy Olander, Dubfire, Tini and many more. Other notables include, Dillstradomus, Chase & Status, Milo & Otis, with Nicky Romero hosting a Protocol Recordings themed opening party.
Part two of ticket sales start this Tuesday, March 11th at 10am EST, so set your alarms. More info can be found on their website here.
Posted by Middy on March 7, 2014
Though the boat party headlines are taken up by Holy Ship, Groove Cruise and now Mad Decent, in NYC, we have Bounce Boat, that may not be as long a voyage, but for a great night at sea, it goes above & beyond the call of duty. Bounce Boat will be hitting the high seas on its traditional luxury liner, Hornblower Infinity with an increased capacity of 1,200 people. The Hornblower Infinity is one of the most impressive boats on the Hudson: equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system, a fully sound-integrated LED light system, and spacious facilities on all three floors and the Skydeck.
On the 4th, the Campus DJ tour will be boarding the ship, as they attempt to find the best DJ on your college campus. They have brought along The Chainsmokers as the guest headliner to play alongside Sean Glass, Goshfather & Jinco and potentially you (if you are a DJ in college). Riding the #Selfie craze to a rather unexpected level stardom in the pop realm, The Chainsmokers are on the tip of everybody’s tongue, from Access Hollywood to Ryan Seacrest. Chipotle will be providing food aboard the ship, which begins boarding at 6:30, departs at 8pm from Pier 40 and returns at midnight. Grab your tickets here.
Posted by Middy on February 25, 2014
Though Hakkasan has wowed Vegas and the world with its 100 million dollar price tag and the money it is shelling out for top flight talent, it does not mean other clubs are not getting big names in the EDM arms race taking place in Vegas. Marquee Las Vegas is also bringing in some premier names for their dayclub and nightclub parties like Armin van Buuren, Kaskade, Porter Robinson, Claude von Stroke, Dash Berlin, Carnage, Markus Schulz and many more. You can see the full lineup below and check their website for full details.
Posted by Middy on February 12, 2014
The Dutch phenoms are back with another massive single. I hate to sound like a broken record with these guys, but with the precision, melodic prowess and power are all on full display once again here as they make their debut on Spinnin’ Records, giving the label a much needed respite from pitched hardstyle kicks and minimal drops. If you are headed to Ultra, get ready to hear their collab with Nicky Romero almost surely as a world premiere. It should be incredible. Just today they announced the dates for their “Lowdown” US tour this spring hitting NYC, LA, Montreal, Boston and most importantly, Ultra. See the full dates after the jump.
Beatport: Vicetone – Lowdown
Posted by Nick on February 9, 2014
FNT was lucky enough to have a chance to sit down with the up-and-coming Tasty Treat, a SLO-based duo that’s been throwing out bangers together for about the last year. Comprised of 23 & 24-year-old Devin Hardy and John Smith, Tasty Treat’s beginning to gain more and more credibility as an artist, currently getting their reps in on tour with Kicks n Licks of San Diego. With support from big names like Flume, DJ Snake, and Mr. Carmack, this was one opportunity I did not want to miss.
After meeting four years ago and DJ’ing parties under the alias “Casa Street Hooligans,” Devin and John had no idea that they would soon be on track to become one of the most, if not the most, talented electronic musicians in the area. Before Tasty Treat, however, both of them had diverse musical backgrounds, including Devin’s involvement in a high school band called “The Raging Hormones.” I did my best to scour the internet for evidence, and now you can find their hit single “Hindsight” right HERE - it’s pretty special to say the least.
All kidding aside though, Tasty Treat has shown a level of proficiency in a variety genres that most other artists can’t. The two started out with a more electro style, which eventually evolved into a mix of trap and future garage. One of the best examples of this, and possibly their most popular song, is an original track titled “You Got Me.”
To touch on their live performance, it was definitely one of the better sets I’ve seen in a while. Their strong showmanship, mixed with playing in their hometown, produced an intense vibe that was pretty spectacular to watch. Starting out with gLAdiator’s “Ain’t It,” Tasty Treat got the crowed hyped up from the very beginning, and got them even more stoked on some of their own tracks. For example, when John & Devin dropped their “Gas Pedal” remix, everyone was up on their feet, singing along; and when it dropped, the entire venue went absolutely insane.
Overall, Tasty Treat is an artist you need to keep an eye out for, and if you get the chance, to go see live. Already with support from major names so early in their career, John & Devin are right on track to take over the EDM industry, and really show everyone how much they can get you going. Make sure to give them some love on their social media platforms, and be one of the people to get them there.
Also, if you’re interested, here’s my favorite Tasty Treat track: a remix of Ciara’s “Body Party:”
Posted by Middy on February 8, 2014
It seems like just yesterday that SHM was giving their teary farewell to Miami, WMC and the world at Ultra’s main stage. Now with UMF and Miami Music Week just a month and a half away, the party announcements are coming in and one your should be paying attention to is from Nicky Romero and his Protocol Recordings. A day party on Thursday, March 27th, at the Liv Ocean club, from 2pm – 11pm, this is going to be great with him the Protocol Recordings crew. The lineup has not been announced yet, but you can speculate based on recent releases on Protocol that guys like Tritonal, Paris Blohm, Don Diablo and Hard Rock Sofa might be there. Tickets are on sale now, so grab them here.