Last month, legendary daytime presenters for the 5-day Moogfest 2014 event in venues across Asheville, North Carolina were announced. It included the likes of composer Cliff Martinez (of the "Drive" soundtrack), disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder, multimedia artist Laurie Anderson and other talented names in the industry.
This month, they announced the initial line up for the music showcase curators for Moogfest 2014, and you won't be disappointed. Moogfest sets itself apart from other music conferences by being centered around the art and pioneer of dance music and celebrating the legacy left behind by Moog synthesizer inventor, Bob Moog, whom the festival is named after. Day-time events are comprised of conferences, collaborations, and experimentation for electronic music aficionados, while night-time events showcases musical performances by innovative trailblazers in the industry.
With over 20 years under his belt in the dance music scene, German superstar DJ/Producer, Paul Van Dyk, is releasing his VONYC Sessions 2013 on Friday, December 13 via his VANDIT label.
VONYC Sessions has been serving as PvD's very own weekly radio show for over 6 years already, and now he's coming out with an album comprised of 2 CDs with only the very best of tracks that are leading the Trance strain of pulsing electronic dance music today. This "the-year-that-was" mix features industry leading artists who have had an incredible past year like the duo W&W, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Ferry Corsten, and Giuseppe Ottaviani, just to name a few. Tracks by Paul Van Dyk, himself, are also featured in this 2 disc compilation, so make sure to grab your very own copy of this elite mix.
Whoever first noticed that big things come in small packages, was really onto something. Lauren Ianuzzi, AKA Chevonne, is the pixie with the larger-than-life pipes – and hair – who has been generating chatter in the music industry since she made jaws drop while performing on The Voice in 2012. Before then, Chevonne had made some inroads into the biz, touring with the likes of Lady Gaga and Estelle. She is currently performing to promote her new EP, Fire At Will, which was released September 17th. Joonbug had the opportunity to chat with Chevonne about life on the road, spirit animals, and more…
Let’s be honest, New Year’s Eve can be very overwhelming. There are endless pressures and options that make it difficult to decide how to celebrate. For those on the West Coast who have chosen to take their New Year’s Eve celebrations to Lake Tahoe in California for SnowGlobe, get ready for three days packed with a stellar lineup, amazing people, and the beauty of the outdoors.
SnowGlobe recently announced the schedule for the three day festival, and it’s definitely one you don’t want to miss out on. The first day sees performances from Gramatik, Kastle, Tiesto, Justin Martin and many more. If the first day’s lineup wasn’t enough, day two is stacked with performances from Kill Paris, Zeds Dead, Claude Vonstroke, and Kaskade. New Year’s Eve will feature Dillon Francis, Snoop Dogg/Lion, Treasure Fingers, Cashmere Cat, and will ring in 2014 with Cut Copy. To see the full schedule, click here.
Following an intital Beatport exclusive release, Axwell & Sick Individuals have released their Taylr Renee assisted single 'I Am' today on iTunes. Fans that have heard the Beatport version will notice a big difference in the structure of the new radio edit of the single, but the top-notch production stays the same, as the minds of Axwell and Sick Individuals elevate the transcendent record to new levels. Emphasizing the angelic voice of Taylr Renee, the track builds and unleashes a blissful drop that party-goers and casual listeners alike can fall in love with. Prepare to hear 'I Am' ripping up airwaves everywhere. Stream the single here.
Los Angeles-based duo, Bixel Boys, have been working at a feverish pace as of late. Only two and a half months after releasing their first EP, Black December, on Australian imprint Sweat It Out, the two have found a new home at Nervous Records. Earlier today, the boys dropped their second EP to close out 2013 strong- Bring It On. The two-track EP consists of 11 minutes of energy, leading off with the marching band-inspired title track "Bring It On," followed by the heartstopping B-side, 'CPR,' which features EKG sound effects over wicked metallic synths and heavy bass. The effort is only a taste of releases to come for Bixel Boys as they prepare for 2014. Check out the EP below via Soundcloud. Click here to purchase.
Dillon Francis' latest single, "Without You," has been revamped with six all new remixes. Doctor P & Flux Pavilion, Torro Torro, Treasure Fingers, Hayden James, Low Steppa, and Henry Fong have all put their own spin on the song.
Steve Aoki is no stranger to making remixes, and Empire Of The Sun has had their songs remixed by so many artists by now they probably cant even keep track. "Celebrate", off of EOTS's Ice On The Dune gets caked up by Steve Aoki this time. Take a listen to it below and let us know what you think!
Explosive duo Big Gigantic have dropped the first single from their upcoming album, 'The Night Is Young' today (December 10). "Touch The Sky" is a fireball of a track, mixing saxophone with dubstep and even adding a bit of Trap. The record is an absolute smash, and is a great first offering from the upcoming album, due out in early February 2014. Check out a stream of the single here and let us know what you think!
"If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends / Make it last forever, friendship never ends..." That's right; that was Mel C back in the glorious days of the Spice Girls! Melanie Chisholm, formerly Sporty Spice, has come out with a brand new single that has just been released in the U.S. by Radikal Records. Loving You, features UK X-Factor's winner, Matt Cardle, in a romantic tune that is destined to start legions of hearts fluttering madly! Joonbug spoke with Melanie about her new single, the current state of pop music, and more:
Made Event will be making history this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend, as they will host their first ever Sunday School mini-fest at Mysteryland USA. The event, which will feature three stages, will showcase the best present and future stars of Techno. The legend of Mysteryland will only grow during Memorial Day Weekend 2014, as the stars will shine bright, and the music will take over Mysteryland.
For more details, click here