Contests, Events, Featured | Manufactured Superstars — Zombies in Love (Video/Remix Package) // EDC NYC TICKET GIVEAWAY

Posted by on April 5, 2013

Happy Friday, everyone. We’ve got some great stuff going on so buckle in and get ready. First up is the awesome music video for “Zombies in Love,” the bubbly, warm weather-ready new single from Manufactured Superstars. Thanks to some seriously nifty stop-motion animation, we’re transported to a Lego galaxy far, far away, where our spacesuit-loving protagonists are busy presiding over an intergalactic rave. I won’t divulge the ending but it’s sweetly and unexpectedly heartwarming. Is Lego animation the next big trend in music videos? Too soon to tell, but I certainly hope it catches on. If you can’t get enough of this track, you’re in luck — a massive remix package is set to drop on April 9 via Big Beat / Magik Musik and we’ve got the previews below.

If you’re still not satisfied, it’s really your lucky day — we’re giving away one pair of tickets to Electric Daisy Carnival NYC at Citi Field, where Manufactured Superstars will be performing in May. To enter to win, all you have to do is be 18 or older and “like” their Facebook page by following the instructions below. We’ll randomly select a winner on April 30. Not too shabby, eh?

Electric Daisy Carnival NYC 2013 Ticket Giveaway

Beatport: Manufactured Superstars — Zombies in Love (Original Mix)

Preview the Remixes (out April 9):
Manufactured Superstars – Zombies In Love (K Theory Remix)
Manufactured Superstars – Zombies In Love (AC Slater Remix)
Manufactured Superstars – Zombies In Love (Jaz von D Remix)

Events | EDC New York Venue & Dates Announced

Posted by on January 31, 2013

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On the road to Insomniac’s flagship event, EDC Las Vegas, Electric Daisy Carnival will return to New York for its second year, but this time with a change of scenery. EDC New York will move from Metlife Stadium at the Meadowlands to Citi Field, where people suffer through Mets games. It will take place Friday May 17 and Saturday May 18th, a departure from the 3 day format from last year and what is usually seen with EDC. Not sure why there was the change, but it is pretty disappointing seeing as Friday will probably start late and both dates will almost surely end at 11pm, so you really only have 1.5 days. Insomniac knows what it is doing, but the parking lot at Citi Field is not as big as it is at Metlife Stadium, so it will be interesting to see the layout of the stages. Tickets go on sale February 8th at 12pm EST and will be $159 for GA two day passes and $299 VIP two day passes. More info at the EDC website.

Featured, FYI | You, Me, and Avicii — The State of EDM in 2013

Posted by on January 24, 2013

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January 23, 2013. 12:13 p.m.

Up until five minutes ago I was having an utterly unremarkable day. In fact, had someone asked me about my day five minutes ago, I would have responded with something along the lines of, “well, you know, it’s really cold out.” Or, “I had soup for lunch.” In other words, up until five minutes ago, my day was filled with the mundane but generally inoffensive things that define the 9-to-5 hours.

But then the following tweet happened. And just like that, I became a bitter, angry person with a white-hot axe to grind against the world and everything in it:

Ugh.

For those of you who don’t follow the baby-faced Bieber of EDM, the man (boy? guy?) better known as Avicii recently launched a large scale initiative to crowdsource his next “hit single.” AVICII X YOU styles itself rather magnanimously as the first ever “global collaboration” in dance music, inviting You, The Aspiring Producer, to join forces with Tim Bergling in creating his next anthem.

Here’s how it works. You, The Aspiring Producer, dream up a melody and submit it to AVICIIXYOU.com. Then you wait on tenterhooks as everyone votes, but that’s all for show because in the end Avicii’s just going to pick his favorite. Then a bassline follows in the same manner, then percussion, then a break, and finally, on February 7th, “effects” (a truly vague delineation which I’m personally choosing to construe as more cowbell).

Thus, a song is born.

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Drum & Bass, Trance | Spice’s Top 12 of 2012

Posted by on January 5, 2013

Less than a week into 2013, here are the songs that continue to have the strongest possible association for me with the crazy year that was 2012. Note: heavy on the trance.

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Electro | Chuckie EDC Edits

Posted by on June 15, 2012

Now this is a rare sight to see. It’s no surprise when an artist gives away a download of their set of an event, but a completely different story when they provide downloads for individual edits from their set. What a cool guy Chuckie is for giving these away. The edits below I have ordered in my personal preference, top being my favorite of the three. Below the edits is Chuckie’s actual set from EDC. I didn’t get to go to EDC myself, but the sets I have listened to have all been awesome.



Contests, Electronic, Events | The Bass Union EDC Las Vegas Giveaway

Posted by on May 31, 2012

It has never been easier to win two tickets to one of the most prestigious and most anticipated festivals of the year. EDC Las Vegas is just around the corner and with tickets sold out, you know it is going to be a memorable night. With all the acts you could possible imagine in one city, it would be idiotic to not enter and win FREE VIP TICKETS FOR ALL THREE DAYS!!! All you have to do is subscribe to the Bass Union youtube channel and leave a comment under the video telling they why you should get a ticket and the best comment will be chosen. Also a random subscriber will be chosen for the other ticket, so there are two ways to win a ticket. Contest ends at 11:59PM PST on Tuesday June 5th.

Read on to see the line-up for EDC Las Vegas 2012

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Electro-House, Mashups | Kaskade vs. Steve Aoki & Tommy Trash – Be Still Ladi Dadi (Kaskade’s Freaks of Nature Mashup)

Posted by on May 30, 2012

I’ve always been a big fan of Kaskade, but ever since “Fire & Ice” established itself during EDC weekend as our de facto car soundtrack he and I have been undergoing a serious renaissance. As we know, the 41 year-old loves treating his fans to free mashups (which usually involve the juxtaposition of soaring female vocals and unlikely backdrops); here, he layers the vocals from his own “Be Still” on top of Tommy Trash’s remix of “Ladi Dadi.” I’m personally more partial to “Be Still Big Bang”, as I find that Franz Novotny’s instrumental offers a particularly stirring context for the vocals, but this is wonderfully done and a great listen.