Archive for April, 2012
deadmau5 is set to officially release his new single ft. Chris James, ‘The Veldt.’ The radio edit will be released on May 6th and The Veldt EP is out on June 25th.
Fans may remember this song being worked on a few weeks ago when deadmau5 was live streaming the production. The Canadian DJ/Producer uploaded the song to his FML Soundcloud page.
This is where Chris James comes in. James added vocals to the track, and deadmau5 was amazed. He contacted James, and had his manager work on setting up the official collaboration. This all happened on live stream.
‘The Veldt’ is inspired by a short, sci-fi story written by Ray Bradbury, who also wrote Fahrenheit 451. deadmau5′ EP will include this track and also a new single that he produced with Cypress Hill.
Check out the stream of ‘The Veldt’ below.
The already exciting lineup for North Coast Music Festival has just added another member of the Swedish House Mafia to its bill. Axwell was confirmed at the midnight revealing of wave one of the line-up and now they have added Steve Angello. Will Sebastian Ingrosso be named next? Will Swedish House Mafia be headlining the three year old festival this summer in Chicago? I guess we will have to wait and see.
Dubstep mixed with Reggae? Check out Skrillex’s latest collaboration with the son of the reggae legend. Trademarking “BobStep”.
Music fans are about to see another Chicago festival lineup at midnight. This time…it’s for Northcoast.
Pretty Lights will be the main headliner, followed by Axwell, Atmosphere, Big Boi and Steve Aoki.
This will be the third year that Northcoast is setting up over Labor Day weekend at Union Park, and they are set to release a Groupon along with the official wave one lineup in under two hours.
Hit acts from 2011 included Bassnectar, David Guetta, Wiz Khalifa, Major Lazer, Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox and STS9.
Visit the official website right here.
Shortly after our plane landed and we were checked in to the hotel we arrived at what looks like a Miami mansion turned into an event site at Villa 221; the smell from the grill of the Dirtybird Record Label BBQ and rumble of groovy bass-lines coming from the outdoor courtyard set the perfect mood for a Miami day party. We were welcomed by Catz n Dogz dropping some mellow feel good tracks and a crowd of people sprawled out all over the astro turf courtyard bobbing their heads sporting new, free for the first 300 people, custom Dirtybird Stunner Shades (stunnerofthemonth.com).
Next came opening sets by Ardalan, who co-produced with Justin Martin on “Mr.Spock” & “LEZGO” and Breach, who both built the vibes up nicely for official Dirtybird member, J.Phlip. J.Phlip is my favorite female DJ/producer, so you can imagine how happy I was, and she delivered beautifully never losing her perfectly synchronated bounce to the beat (pictured above). Christian Martin under new alias Leroy Peppers then cranked up the mood as well as the volume, but when he was asked by security to turn it down he kindly abided for about ten seconds and then laughed as he turned the volume back up and then some. A true highlight of Leroy Peppers’ set had to be his funky rework of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” (video below).
The bass was beginning to rumble Villa 221, and it was time for Claude Vonstroke, the Dirtybird Label head, to take the stage. His set was a sleazy journey of spacey sounds, a highlight being when he spun a version of his well known “Who’s Afraid of Detroit”. Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest made a special guest appearance playing some songs to a warm welcoming from the crowd. Justin Martin closed off the outdoor part of the evening after the sun went down with an array of, signature to his style, fun loving yet grimy bass bombs, and even some tracks off his up and coming debut artist LP, “Ghettos and Gardens” to make everyone’s heads bob and bodies wobble to the pounding bass. WORTHY and Eats Everything spun sets inside to small intimate rooms filled with people dancing their way in from outside to close the night. Serve video below with heavy bass and on some quality speakers/headphones, and you’ll understand what kind of day it was and night it became with WORTHY and Eats Everything’s-” Tric Trac”
Switching gears from the Dirtybird BBQ we attended the Smog vs. Bass-head event at Mekka Nightclub later that night. The lineup included dub-step favorites 12th Planet, Zeds Dead, 16 bit, Dirtyphonics, as well as drum and bass legend Goldie, Drop the Lime, and a number of other solid names. Amongst the headliners that I was truly there to see was Pendulum. At a dub-step/drum and bass show I figured Pendulum would be playing as Knife Party, except for the fact that Knife Party was playing Ultra Music Festival. So Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen put Pendulum on the ticket but everyone in the crowd knew it was a “Knife Party” in Mekka Thursday night. Awesome.
Chicago’s already stacked season of music festivals (i.e. Spring Awakening, Lollapalooza, Pitchfork, Northcoast) adds another to the list with Wavefront making its debut on Montrose Beach. This will be another festival dedicated to electronic music in Chicago, which will take place on June 30th and July 1st. Headline artists Eric Morillo and Duck Sauce go along with EDM favorites such as BoysNoize, Chris Lake, Matthew Dear, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, Nick Fanciulli, and John Dahlback. Local nightlife guru, Brandon Carone, as well as Dino Gardiakos from SpyBar nightclub are the two men to thank for another weekend of EDM, but this time it comes with sand between your toes!
The entire phase 1 lineup and ticket information can be found on Wavefront’s website below…
And here is a little treat from headlining artist Eric Morillo to get you in the mood to dance on the beach…
The 2012 Lolla lineup will be ‘official’ tomorrow.
A leaked lineup was released late on Sunday that many feel is accurate, but nothing is guaranteed until it’s on the Lolla website.
If the leak is accurate, Chicago will play host to ton of talented EDM acts. Avicii, Justice, Miike Snow, Bassnectar, Kaskade, Calvin Harris, Nero, Big Gigantic, Knife Party, Zeds Dead, Porter Robinson and Paper Diamond are just a few of the rumored artists.
Don’t believe the list? It looks pretty accurate. (via prettymuchamazing.com)
Bassnectar’s new album Vava Voom is set to drop on Tuesday, but Rolling Stone is offering fans an early listen.
The 11-track album is now available via Rolling Stone to stream.
Check it out right here.