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WEEKEND PICKS
Thomas Jack @ Sound Nightclub

Australia’s rising star DJ, Thomas Jack, comes to Sound Nightclub for a night of adrenalin-fueled music and partying. The 20-year-old exploded onto the scene with hit single “Final Speech,” which led him to the top of HypeM charts and more. Jack is also an expert producer having remixed tracks like “Little Talks” by Of Monster and Men and Adrian Lux’s “Teenage Crime.”

This Saturday, tune into Jack’s deliciously beautiful sets that will even boast a live jazz orchestra to support his unique style.

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: Sam Smith at The Forum

Sam Smith, the silky-voiced Brit that has serenaded the world with his hit track “Stay with Me,” is on a U.S. tour, his first ever in arenas and theaters. First making a splash when he was featured on Disclosure’s single, “Latch,” Smith’s debut album and hit singles have topped UK charts and US Billboard’s Top 100 in 2014.

This weekend, the crooner stops for a couple of nights at The Forum so his legion of L.A. fans can satiate their thirst for the singer’s sublime vocal skills. Catch him on Thursday and Friday and start your weekend with the ear candy of your dreams.

Grab tickets here before they run out.

What: Sam Smith @ The Forum

When: Thursday & Friday, January 29th & 30th, 8pm

Where: The Forum, 3900 W Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA

NEED TO KNOW
Exclusive Interview With Riot Ten: The Man Behind The Mask

Christopher Wilson, better known by stage name Riot Ten, is set to have his best year yet. He came to relevance after dropping his rambunctious remix of A$AP Ferg’s “Murda Something” - a remix so undeniable that the Trap Lord himself started playing it at his shows. Since then, Riot Ten has been getting support from some of electronic music’s most prominent names such as Krewella, Adventure Club, Flux Pavilion, Victor Niglio, etc.

Wilson, who sometimes dons a mask while performing, started producing hip hop at the age of 16 and began, around 2011, to experimenting with more electronic sounds. When the lovechild of southern-influenced hip hop and electronic dance music - which would come to be known as the subgenre trap - was born a little later, Wilson took full advantage. He quickly started making a name for himself playing local gigs in El Paso, Texas. Now, the man who admits he’s had shows where there was no one in the crowd is performing in front of thousands at music festivals and is getting ready for his Spring Fling Tour.

WEEKEND PICKS
SBCR DJ Set (The Bloody Beetroots) @ Create

Electronic dance music’s very own mysterio, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, has always helmed the stages and dance floors from behind his signature Venom masks and The Bloody Beetroots banner. Nothing definitive is known about Rifo’s identity except that the Italian musician was born in 1977 (the numbers are literally tattooed on his chest). What we do know is that his punk-rock infused electro-dance style has gained the support of Etienne De Crecy, Alex Gopher and Steve Aoki and the sometime-live band-sometime DJ has taken his energetic tracks all over the world to the biggest festivals, including Tomorrowland and Electric Zoo.

EARGASMIC
Dirtyphonics Scheduled to Release 'Write Your Future' in February

Popular for their unusual blend of rock and electro house, Dirtyphonics first hit the scene in 2006 as a metal band. That's right, a metal band. With the motive to transcend the energy of a rock show, over the next few years, the band evolved their sound by fusing house music, drums & bass and dubstep to create the perfect balance of electro rock. The last few years have brought the band to music festivals both in USA and worldwide to lead to this moment: their brand new EP, Write Your Future.

ALL ACCESS PASS Taken at BUKU Music & Art Project 2014.
BUKU Music + Art Project 2015: A Must Go-To Festival This Season

Come one, come all, for this is a festival you don’t want to miss! The fourth annual BUKU Music + Art Project will be commencing on March 13 and 14 in the birthplace of soulful music, New Orleans right along Louisiana's very own Mississippi River. With an eclectic line-up featuring big-name headliners including Bassnectar, A$AP Rocky, Passion Pit, and Porter Robinson, music connoisseurs will be satisfied to say the least. More than 30 acts are set to perform over the festivals four stages fusing the likes of traditional Nola talents, award-winning electronic DJs, hip-hop artists, and indie rock groups including Big Freedia ,Odesza, Flosstradamus, Thomas Jack, G-Eazy, Empire of the Sun, and Robert Delong to name a few.

EARGASMIC
Ferry Corsten Drops Three-Part EP Series called 'Hello World'

With all the new artists that we see entering the EDM scene, Ferry Corsten is one to make sure that the early pioneers of Techno and EDM are still alive and kicking! Corsten is one name that's been in the game since 1999, remixing some of the most iconic music we've heard over the years, co-creating his own dance label named Tsunami, of course, seven albums and now, his much-awaited EP.

Hello World is the first segment in a series of three. With seven tracks on the list, the EP features some of the most exciting names in the world EDM and Trance. The first single, released in 2014, is the quickly popular electro-pop track, "Hyper Love" featuring Nat Dunn. "Back to Paradise" is another track to look out for with vocals by Haris. As seasoned as Ferry Corsten is, this EP is definitely a sure shot party-starter!

ALL ACCESS PASS Jukely Unlimited
BREAKING: Unlimited Concerts Across the City!



The biggest concert event of the year is happening this week in Los Angeles. No, Coachella didn’t come early. This is way, way better.

Online music service Jukely announced today that their wildly popular Jukely Unlimited service is coming to Los Angeles, and it’s all kicking off tomorrow night at Sound with a performance by Pete Tong. Jukely Unlimited is not unlike the Netflix of concerts. Subscribers are granted access to some of the hottest clubs and hippest underground venues for an affordable monthly fee through its relationships with venues, promoters and artists.

ALL ACCESS PASS
Free EDM Streaming Service BEATGASM Launches With Miami Music Week 2015 Giveaway

Today, the dance music world gets its first taste of an all-new, EDM only streaming platform called BEATGASM. It’s available for free at BEATGASM.com and has already grabbed the attention of artists and fans alike. Sign up HERE.

BEATGASM’s music library is completely hand-curated, which makes the platform stand-out from the pack at a time when music steaming is at the forefront of everyone’s minds.

Their team of curators includes DJs, sound engineers, radio connoisseurs and more, who work to carefully categorize and tag each track on the platform. The result is a unique listening experience that is completely tailored to the user.

Could this be the answer to the dance music industry’s streaming woes? Read on for more about the features of the platform and be sure to sign up for a free account at BEATGASM.com.

BEATGASM is so excited about their launch that they want to send one lucky person and a friend to Miami Music Week 2015. Head over to Dancing Astronaut for contest details and how to enter HERE.

RAPPER'S DELIGHT
New Music Video: Wiz Khalifa 'Raw'

Wiz Khalifa is having fun living 'Raw,' and he's even dropped a new music video for the song, which lives on his fifth studio album Blacc Hollywood to prove it. The new visual to the song, directed by Alexi Papalexopoulous & Gerard Victor, showcases Wiz in a trippy, black and white warehouse scene, filled with an entourage of females who are ready to party.

Since its release back in August 2014, Blacc Hollywood has received a 2014 Grammy Award nomination for the best rap album of the year. Reportedly, Wiz is currently working on his sixth studio album due for release sometime in 2015. The title of the new project has not yet been announced.

RAPPER'S DELIGHT
New Music: Action Bronson 'Actin Crazy'

Thrill usually ensues each time Action Bronson spits on wax, and this time is no different. Last night 'Actin Crazy,' Bronson's second release from forthcoming his LP Mr. Wonderful aired for the first time on Hot 97, and today we're more than happy to present it to you.

The 40 and Omen assisted cut features Bronson bringing his signature animated flow, with witty metaphors. Expect to hear the new project on March 24th, but until then you can count on 'Actin Crazy' to tide you over, enjoy.