Many electronic music festivals are going global with their unique stage productions, true to their style. Without further ado, Insomniac presents to you: EDC Mexico on March 15th and March 16th 2014 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez racetrack in Mexico City, Mexico. The Electric Daisy Carnival phenomena has its roots in Las Vegas, where they utilized the entire Las Vegas Motor Speedway in order to throw a carnival themed spectacle full of carnival rides, stage productions and of course, the leading DJs in the industry headlining all the shows. But since its inception, EDC has packed their bags to throw its signature, carnival style festivities in New York, Orlando, and now Mexico to add to the list. With other prominent global cities like London and Puerto Rico under the 'Coming Soon' list, the announcement of EDC Mexico is a step closer to reaching a worldwide phenomena of music festivals in uncharted territories.
You can check back here for Early Bird Tickets which goes on sale December 17th at 11AM CST
Toronto electro duo, Zeds Dead, came out with an exclusive Holiday Mix 2013 yesterday on Soundcloud. The hour long mix starts of rhythmic and groovy then progresses to feature diverse and eclectic electro-house sounds featuring Artists like Deorro, RL Grime, Daft Punk, and some of their own original tracks in the mix, as well.
Best part of it all? It's up for free downloads so you can enjoy this mix anytime, anywhere.
Award-winning songwriting duo Andy Bell and Vince Clarke also known as, ERASURE, releases their new video for their single, 'Make It Wonderful,' which has a chilling yet endearing Christmas quality to it. Their single, 'Make It Wonderful' is taken from ERASURE's latest album, Snow Globe, which is a collection of seasonal classics and original tracks.
This animated video is directed by the same people who worked on the duo's previous video for their Latin carol, 'Gaudete,' and they wonderfully captured a childlike quality to it of hope and positivity while keeping it edgy and borderline eerily creepy.
All hail Queen B! In a truly unprecedented move, Beyoncé dropped her self-titled 5th studio album unannounced last night via iTunes. The move sent shockwaves through the internet and left fans praising Beysus for her bold move. The ‘visual album’ contains a video for every song on the record, including three bonus videos, and this inundation of Beyoncé content has made up for her much felt absence from the Pop music world.
Who wouldn't want to set sail on an exclusive cruise designed for partying day in and day out? If you're still not sold on the idea of a premier party cruise, will mentioning key artists like Diplo, Skrillex, Zedd, Laidback Luke and even Pharell Williams, change your mind?
For the third year in a row, HARD Events along with Cloud 9 Adventure and The Bowery Presents, brings to you, HOLY SHIP!!!, an electronic music cruise aboard the MSC Divina that is to set sell from Miami to areas all around the Bahamas. Starting from Thursday, January 9th through Sunday, January 12, cruise attendees will be delighted to find that every night features a new theme along with an entirely new line-up of DJs for the on board and beach parties.
Cool guy Denis Jasarevic aka Gramatik, is coming at you with his spankin' new Winter tour dates all over North America today. From Janurary 16th to January 25th, he'll be making stops at all the major cities in Canada and the Northeast regions, including cities like Toronto, Portland and Brooklyn.
In the past year, Gramatik was on the road for his The Age Of Reason Tour all over the U.S. and Europe with sold-out shows in Athens, Greece and Paris, France. With the release of his new Winter tour dates, Gramatik is building up momentum for his higly anticipated album, The Age Of Reason. He's already unleashed the third single from his upcoming album titled, 'Obviously' featuring Cherub & ExMag, which you can listen to and download for free here.
Joonbugs, if you haven’t heard the latest After The Smoke EP, Microwaves, you are missing out! This is truly a great hip-hop album, a definite worthwhile listen for fans of the underground, space-texture, and electronic-melodic scene. Hailing from Tallahassee, Florida, After The Smoke is comprised of front man Rob Coin (Whuzi), and producers Joao Gonzalez (Soft Glas) and Day G. Their multi-genre mixture of hip-hop, R&B, and p-funk lend for an enigma of hazy atmosphere. With textures of different analog/digital synthesizers and drum beats that drive through their spiraling void of color, Whuzi ties it all together with his astonishing lyricism that is nothing short of poetry.
Christmas will be coming a little early this year, as Andy Suzuki & The Method will be hosting a free show on Tuesday, December 17th in NYC. The event, which will be held at Rockwood Music Hall, will see the powerhouse trio performing songs off of their album, Born out of Mischief. This is a must-see show for fans of the rising band, or for anyone simply looking to hear some amazing music before the holiday rush. The show is totally free, so bring some friends along and jam with one of NYC's best bands. Details for the show are below.
Back in October, the colossal and leading festival of all festivals, Ultra Music Festival, announced that they were taking their premier recognition to Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, respectively. On February 14th and 15th, devoted dance music fans everywhere can rage in a new territory that is beyond exciting with novelty.
This month, they released their Phase 2 line up which comprises of big time, industry superstars like Afrojack, Alesso, Nicky Romeo and Tiesto headlining the event. Now dedicated festival attendees can keep calm and rage on till the days leading up to the event.
Early bird tickets are sold out, but you can still purchase General Admissions, VIP and VVIP tickets here.
Watch the trailer for the event below:
Oh yes, Oh yes!-- This week on #ThrowbackThursdays, we're featuring the legendary, Carl Cox. Here's a list of reasons why Carl Cox is a living legend:
1. He has his very own badass stage every year at mega music festivals like Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival appropriately titled, 'Carl Cox and Friends.'
2. He was able to cheat time and ring in the Millennium twice by flying into two different timezones.
3. He released 16 albums since the year 1996.
4. He has a 'Global' radio show that hits unprecedented records. The numbers are as follows: "over 16 miliion listeners wordwide, syndicated across 60 terrestial FM, Satellite and DAB stations throughout 35 countries, making him one of the most important broadcasters on the planet."