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You heard right, Lil Jon is coming to town this weekend. So, Turn Down for What?! On Friday, Stage 48 delivers a killer event of straight up, turned up insanity with none other than rapper, producer, DJ and turnt up god, Lil Jon.
The hip hop royalty started his career forming the group Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz in 1997 and went on to release several albums until 2004. His solo career saw Lil Jon releasing a new album in 2010 titled "Crunk Rock". Fast forward to 2014 and we've got the monster hit, 'Turn Down for What', the track that has become an anthem for everything awesome.
Raised in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, New York, Victor Calderone began to express himself with turntables at the age of 15. Decades later, further inspired by New York’s then-thriving club scene, Victor landed gigs at many major events in the city. This Saturday, come out to Space Ibiza and enjoy the tunes of the house spin master veteran, Victor Calderon, who's known to remix singles of popular artist such as Madonna, Sting, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, and Sarah Brightman, amongst others.
Troy Beetles, better known by his stage name DATSIK, blew the speakers and the crowds away at Terminal 5 on Saturday, January 24, 2015 as part of his Ninja Station Tour. The entire sprawling venue was vibrating from the huge bass and every head was banging along to our favorite songs. For DATSIK, his Firepower imprint stands out as an extension of his revered and applauded musical persona so it was unsurprising that he delivered an epic set and unveiled some very creative mashups such as Britney Spears Toxic and Bricks mashup.
Our cheeks and the heated air reverberated as we fully relished in the awesome experience. There was also a sick lineup - Barely Alive, Trolley Snatcha, Kennedy Jones, and LOUDPVCK - warming up the crowd. Everyone started chanting for DATSIK!, DATSIK! and the man himself appears halo'ed within a giant, stripe-lit vortex, a visually astounding stage perfectly fit for the adrenaline-fueled bass show experience.
Following the release of his positively received collaborative sophomore LP, Young Rising Phenoms (YRP), back in 2013, Milwaukee rapper, singer and producer, Klassik delivers his latest set, Winter. The new EP is the first installment of Klassik's four-part project entitled Seasons. Pulling musical influences from iconic acts like Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, John Coltrane, Pharell Williams and Steely Dan, Klassik continues to construct his own lane in the world of hip hop and neo-soul with his innovative approach to crafting songs that emit a timeless sound, a talent that in 2014 earned him recognition as one of the top ten Wisconsin artists to watch.
If James Brown's voice and Frankie Valli's voice had a bearded voice-baby, it would be the incomparable sound of Nick Hakim. With his soulful songs and haunting melodies, the D.C.-native-turned-Brooklynite has made a name for himself by invading a music space that seems empty with monotony.
Drawing from the roots of R&B and blues, Nick Hakim creates music that is both raw and emotive. And with the release of two separate EP-turned-full length albums this past year, you won't find a shortage of tunes to be captivated by.
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$AP Ferg’s “Murda Something” - a remix so undeniable that the Trap Lord himself started playing it at his shows. Since then, Riot Ten has been getting support from some of electronic music’s most prominent names such as Krewella, Adventure Club, Flux Pavilion, Victor Niglio, etc.
Wilson, who sometimes dons a mask while performing, started producing hip hop at the age of 16 and began, around 2011, to experimenting with more electronic sounds. When the lovechild of southern-influenced hip hop and electronic dance music - which would come to be known as the subgenre trap - was born a little later, Wilson took full advantage. He quickly started making a name for himself playing local gigs in El Paso, Texas. Now, the man who admits he’s had shows where there was no one in the crowd is performing in front of thousands at music festivals and is getting ready for his Spring Fling Tour.
Popular for their unusual blend of rock and electro house, Dirtyphonics first hit the scene in 2006 as a metal band. That's right, a metal band. With the motive to transcend the energy of a rock show, over the next few years, the band evolved their sound by fusing house music, drums & bass and dubstep to create the perfect balance of electro rock. The last few years have brought the band to music festivals both in USA and worldwide to lead to this moment: their brand new EP, Write Your Future.
Come one, come all, for this is a festival you don’t want to miss! The fourth annual BUKU Music + Art Project will be commencing on March 13 and 14 in the birthplace of soulful music, New Orleans right along Louisiana's very own Mississippi River. With an eclectic line-up featuring big-name headliners including Bassnectar, A$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.
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!
This Friday night, prepare to fully immerse yourself in Alvin Risk's latest musical Venture. As part of a special tour starting this Wednesday at the 930 Club in Washington D.C., Alvin Risk will be bringing his recent released EP to life in a whole new way. Very much different from the DJ sets we've seen Alvin rock on multiple occasions, this Venture tour is, at its core, a performance of art and music in combination with each other to tell the incredible stories created by Alvin.
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.