Posted by Middy on May 18, 2013
Normally I don’t even bother to watch these videos or even given them the slightest thought because they are all the same. It is some DJ saying just “how excited” he is to be playing at X club in Vegas, as they pay him some exhorbinant amount of money to schmooze with VIPs
wasting thousands on bottle service. Deadmau5 will be making 850,000 dollars per show at Hakkasan over the next 2 years if you want an idea of the money being thrown around. However, Above & Beyond, never one to follow the trend, come up with an innovative and incredible video, taking James Bond influences and apply it to their promo video for their short residency at the Wynn and their various clubs. Watch it all the way through, it is great to see their personalities and decent acting abilities shine through. Dates for their shows are below and you can get more info on the Wynn website here.
May 17 XS Nightclub
May 18 Encore Beach Club
May 26 Surrender Nightclub
June 21 XS Nightclub
June 23 Encore Beach Club
June 26 Surrender Nightclub
July 5 XS Nightclub
July 7 Encore Beach Club
Electro-House, Events, Exclusive | Knife Party – LRAD (Walden Bootleg) [FNT Exclusive] + Mixify Event Reminder
Posted by Middy on May 8, 2013
In preperation for tomorrows Mixify set with Sick Individuals and Cash Cash, Walden previews an exclusive bootleg of Knife Party’s “LRAD” from their just released “Haunted House EP“. I am slowly growing on the original as it is one of the more creative takes on a rapidly growing stale sound taking over right now. Walden gives own take on the track, flipping the percussion for a more gritty electro sound, while still keeping the minimal feel and the scintillating bridge. Again, do not forget to tune in to his set tomorrow at 6pm EST with Cash Cash and Sick Individuals on Mixify. More details here. After the jump are dates for Walden on tour, so go check him out.
Posted by Middy on May 7, 2013
We are starting to get a full picture of how Electric Zoo will look this year after the announcement that it would have two mainstages. Electric Zoo is slowly releasing the names for those who will be coming to Randall’s Island on Labor Day weekend, following the first wave of artists who will take over the mainstages. Phase 2 fills in some of the gaps for the rest of the tents that give the festival its character and diversity, from the Sunday School tent to the Riverside Arena. As suspected, the festival has expanded from 4 stages to 5, so there will be more artists, more choice and inevitably more painstaking, heart-wrenching conflicts over artist time slots (Laidback Luke vs. Steve Aoki is not one… I hope I don’t have to tell you why).
Repeat from last year the Riverside Arena will see Dim Mak take over on Sunday, while Friday will see the joint takeover of Riverside by OWSLA and Boyz Noise Records and A-Trak’s Fools Gold Records on Saturday. The Sunday School Grooooove tent will have new proprietors with Adam Beyers’s Drum Code coming to town on Sunday to bring some techno in your face. There does not appear to be a trance stage, which is a bit disappointing, though Armin, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond and Markus Schulz are all on the lineup separately. Nobody as of yet has made their claim to any of the Hilltop days, but the lineup’s seem eclectic enough that they would lack a clear label owner. There are more artists to be announced, so do despair if you feel it is lacking in trance or house or dubstep, just wait, especially for the label tents. There is also the option to buy a Friday combo pack, where you buy a ticket for Friday + either Saturday or Sunday, so decide your festival experience. Tickets are on sale now, so grab them below. Check the full lineup after the jump.
Posted by Middy on May 3, 2013
Next Thursday, May 9th FNT and Big Beat will be hosting young Australian producer, Walden for his May Brightness Session on Mixify. Coming off of the release of his 3 track “Machine Land EP“, the burgeoning talent has lived up to the lofty expectations set for him this year so far. In this 3 hour event, you will see opening sets from rising Dutch duo Sick Individuals, whose growing catalog of remixes have become the favorites of many, and New Jersey duo, Cash Cash, whose “Alive” remix has put them squarely in the spotlight of the dance music world and catapulted them to getting signed by Big Beat Records. Below is the schedule for the event, so do not miss out on this. Don’t miss out on this, click the artist’s names to RSVP for this awesome upcoming event.
Posted by Middy on April 24, 2013
It has been an eventful past few months for ID&T, the people behind such illustrious festivals as Sensation, Mysterland, Tomorrowland and now TomorrowWorld. SFX recently bought a 75% stake in the company for close to a cool 100 million dollars, and then announced the expansion of Tomorrowland globally, landing stateside in Chatahoochee Farms, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta.
Names have slowly been coming out about the lineup that will end up being over 300 names over 3 days. Two stages have already been announced, the “All Your Bass Are Belong to Us” featuring the likes of Rusko, Zomboy, Delta Heavy, Savoy, NiT GriT, Excision, Sound Remedy, Gramatik, Grandtheft and Figure, as well as the Q-Dance stage for hardstyle. Other artists announced so far include, Alesso, Axwell, Porter Robinson, Sebastian Ingrosso, A-trak and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. More info on their website. Travel packages went on sale today, so we advise you plan your trip now to avoid last minute arrangements at awful prices. Don’t forget tickets for US citizens go on sale on Saturday the 27th at 11am EST and on Saturday, May 4th for the rest of the world.
UPDATE: Hardwell & Ferry Corsten & his Full on Stage will be joining the festival.
Posted by Middy on April 24, 2013
After a resounding success last year, one of the more unique festivals on the Eastern seaboard, Electric Adventure, returns for its second edition at Six Flags in Jackson, New Jersey, this time expanding to two days to give revelers more time for the edm / roller coaster action they crave. The match made in heaven of roller coasters and a great lineup, then toss in the obvious mix of drugs and alcohol and you have yourself one of the sleeper US festivals this summer. Since it is two days, I would recommend getting a fast pass to cut the lines because time is money my friends and you don’t want to be that guy standing in line for Superman or Bizarro, while your favorite DJ is shredding and then hearing about it up until Electric Zoo. Get your tickets now before they sell out and the lineup will be announced soon.
Posted by Middy on April 17, 2013
Baltimore’s bass heavy Starscape Festival has been known for showcasing up and coming talent, mixed with some established names in the bass heavier end of dance music — all at a great price. However, the creators of Starscape decided that after 14 years it needed a makeover to bring it up to speed with the bigger is better festival culture here in America. The festival has expanded from its traditional one day format to 2 days, 12 hours each day at the Sun Park in downtown Baltimore.
This expansion and rebranding has brought new names and sounds to the lineup, from trance to hip hop, to the more traditional sounds of electro and dubstep. Big names like Eric Prydz, Datsik, Pretty Lights, Doctor P, Paul van Dyk, Porter Robinson, Nero, Flux Pavilion, Krewella and more will be gracing the stages in Baltimore that early summer weekend. So get your tickets now and get ready for the beginning of the festival season with an under the radar festival worthy of your consideration. Click past the jump to see the full lineup poster. Is it summer yet?