Events | TomorrowWorld Announces Its Official Arrival to the USA

Posted by on March 20, 2013

The news is somewhat tempered by leaks in the past few weeks, but the news is official — the world’s best and most unique festival is expanding to the US after 8 years in Belgium. It will make landfall in Chatahoochee Hills, Georgia, 30 miles outside of Atlanta, the location of Counterpoint Festival, for the weekend of September 27-29. This is huge news for several reasons. One, does this mean the rumored move of Counterpoint Festival to New York this year that was later refuted by Counterpoint is back on? Or will it move to another place in the US? A change in date to earlier in the summer would be difficult with the intense Georgia heat, so it remains to be seen what will happen, but either way it seems that there is no way they can both co-exist the way things are at the moment.

Also one must look at it from the perspective of ID&T, the founders of Tomorrowland, Sensation, Mysteryland, Energy and other events, and why they came to the US. One reason is $$$$$$$$$. The second is there is an enormous market that is only growing is size that wants more dance music events. Now will this make the brand of Tomorrowland less unique and special, and somehow dilute the product? I don’t think they would have expanded without knowing that any hit to the quality would then hurt the general brand. Overall, it remains to be seen how the expansion will turn out, but with a landscape similar to Boom back in Belgium, the fields of Georgia seem like the ideal place for this.

Tickets go on sale April 27th at 11am EST for US residents and May 4 at 11 EST for the rest of the world. You must pre-register to get access to these tickets and the pre-registration is open now. One rather important sticking point is that the festival is 21+ (thanks draconian US drinking laws). More info on their website.

Pre-registration Link

Hip-Hop, Videos | Machine Gun Kelly – Champions ft. Puff Daddy

Posted by on February 19, 2013

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Since coming from the bottom is all the hype right now we might as well talk Machine Gun Kelly, a rapper who definitely came from the bottom and is now here. After dropping his first studio album and having the first single “Wild Boy” achieve gold status, he’s currently preparing to release his next mixtape, “Black Flag”. As a preview of the mixtape he dropped this new video dropping some bars over Kayne’s classic “Champions” beat. He recruits Puff Daddy, yes I said Puff Daddy not Diddy, to let everyone know that EST 19XX are the champions. Check out the video and catch the mixtape cover after the jump!

Events, Videos | Holy Ship!! 2013 Official Video Recap + Pre-booking Info

Posted by on February 13, 2013

Holy Ship!! offers a completely unique experience where you and 2500 other boaters get to party from sun up to sun up with some of the best Djs in the world who also party the hardest. Only in its second year, it has become one of the hottest tickets around and has developed into a bucket list type of event. The recap may not be as mind blowing as it was for 2012, but it shows us the 4 day journey from boat to island and and back again and plenty in between with shows from the likes of Skrillex, Diplo, Skream & Benga, A-trak, Justice, Gesaffelstein & Brodinski, Tommy Trash & Knife Party, and of course, plenty of chicks in bikinis. Fret not, if you missed last year because pre-book is just around the corner on March 5th at 12pm EST. Don’t waste anytime because rooms move VERY quickly, so get your group and money together and be ready. More info here.


Events | EDC New York Venue & Dates Announced

Posted by on January 31, 2013


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.

Events, Trance | ASOT 600 NYC Lineup & Ticket Info Announced

Posted by on January 17, 2013

Taking place in historic Madison Square Garden, Armin van Buuren is bringing his world renowned A State of Trance celebration to New York City for the first time in 3 years and is bringing along some of his along friends for the ride. He will be joined by legends Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, Alex Morph & rising stars W&W for what should be an unforgettable night. Ferry Corsten & Markus Schulz will be going B2B, making the night that much more special. Pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday the 23rd at 10am EST and at 12pm EST for general public, so for those of you who still have not signed up for the pre-sale, do so here. Markus Schulz & Armin van Buuren have collabed to create the theme for ASOT 600 this year, following up W&W’s effort last year, so preview it below before its release on the 28th.