Steve Aoki has forever been on the forefront of the electronic music scene and knows what is going to be cool before it even happens. His futuristic approach to a lot of his work is the reason why he is so well known at this point of his career. With that being said, it is no surprise as to why his upcoming album will be titled Neon Future I, which is releasing on August 12th, 2014. This will be the first part of the Neon Future double album package, with Neon Future II set to come out in 2015.
After what can only be described as a tragedy last summer on Randall's Island, which ultimately saw the cancellation of Electric Zoo's third and final day of performances, Made Event is happy to announce that the New York City's electronic music festival will be returning Labor Day weekend for its sixth year. Electric Zoo has grown exponentially in last five years, and CEOs of Made Event, Mike Bindra and Laura De Palma, intend to see the festival continue to flourish in years to come.
Verboten, German for 'prohibited', is Brooklyn's #1 new venue. A 10,000 square foot former metal shop turned underground music hot-spot, besides the underground DJ's that regularly walk through its doors, the best part about Verboten would have be the lights and sounds that captivate its music loving patrons, inviting them to dance the night away. In the center of it all, a huge disco ball reflects different colors all around the room, and brightly beaming strobe lights enhance the power of the electro vibes.
Music lovers rejoice! On April 25th, the Freedom Party will have special guest DJ Questlove on the decks at the famous BB Kings in Times Square. New York’s longest running, weekly Friday night dance party was started back in 2003 by DJ’s Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth.
The Freedom Party’s mission is to preserve NYC nightlife by putting music first and providing people a place to party and dance, regardless of whom they know, what they wear or how much money they have. The party features all kinds of genres and eras of music ranging from the 60’s through today, including Hip Hop, House, Disco, R&B classics, rock, reggae, 80’s, 90’s, pop hits and more. This week’s special guest DJ, Questlove, is sure to provide some amazing sounds as he dips into his musical bag of tricks.
This past Friday, Webster Hall welcomed the OWSLA producer and DJ from United Kingdom, Rusko, to their weekly Girls & Boys event. With the supporting roster including Imanos, Tony Quattro, along with venue residents Alex English and Rekles the night was bound to be jumping until late at night.
Rusko hit the stage and completely shut down the venue with a sick two hour set that kept the crowd energized till the very end. With such a lengthy list of productions, Rusko was able to fill the entire set with mostly his own music, new and old. It's obvious that his favorite genre to play was dubstep as the night was filled with womps, wobbles, and rough bass sounds. Some notable sounds of the set had to be "Cockney Thug," with its blaring horn synths, as well as the reggae dub sounding Cypress Hill assisted "Can't Keep Me Down,” and the now dubstep classic "Hold On" remix by Sub Focus.
It's been a big year for AN21, what with the release of 'Rebel' kicking things off early, Size Records hitting the Decade milestone of 100 releases, and an massive string of shows since and including Miami Music Week already under his belt. The young Swedish producer has been on rocket powered roller coaster ride of popularity and success since the release of his debut full-length album, People Of The Night, and he isn't stopping anytime soon. Now, on the even crazier ride that is the Size N/A Tour with Max Vangeli, Qulinez, and Third Party, AN21 is steadily making his way to the top of the dance music world.
SIIINES transcended NYC's Bowery Electric this past Monday night, and basked in the glow of not one, but two major music genre spotlights; rock ‘n’ roll and EDM! Hailing from Los Angeles, the trio; Traviiis Triiip, Morgan Morgan, and DJ Gene (not pictured), blend aggressive rock 'n' roll rhythms with EDM instrumentals to create some colossally trail-blazing electro-rock!
After descending the stairs into the basement of Bowery Electric, we pushed our way through a thick black curtain which led us into the intimate Room. Immediately, our senses were assaulted by the smells of dust, cigarettes, and beer. We huddled in closely to see SIIINES quietly constructing their entirely Plexiglas set. Morgan stood to the left, his brows furrowed as he skillfully tuned his transparent guitar, while Traviiis skittered around the modest stage, arranging heaps of wires which endlessly streamed from their equipment.
Since creating the Insomniac Events empire nearly two decades ago, Pasquele Rotella has cultivated it to stand as a premier electronic music events brand, hosting over a dozen festivals across the country each year. Among such festivals he organizes is the world’s largest electronic music festival-- Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas—which solidifies his place as a leading force behind the electronic music festival explosion. Joonbug.com caught up with the legend to discuss EDC’s history, alphabetizing festival lineups and what's next for the historic events brand.
Being one of MTV's Artist to Watch is a pretty big deal. Last year's illustrious list was a stellar selection of the year's major movers and shakes, including the likes of Bastille, Danny Brown, Iggy Azalea, HAIM, Lorde, and many more. Representing for the electronic music community were The Bloody Beetroots, Dillon Francis, Disclosure, Martin Garrix, and Zedd, just to name a few. This year, the MTV Artist To Watch lineup gets a whole new list of players, two of which we had the pleasure of seeing perform at the Highline Ballroom in New York City this past Monday. Who are they? None other than '#Selfie' kings, The Chainsmokers, and Australian electronic music phenom, Flume.
With only a week left until Moogfest kicks off in Asheville, NC on April 23rd, more and more announcements have begun rolling out and revealing some juicy details about the upcoming festivities. In the latest update, Moogfest has also revealed that MAKE Magazine will be sponsoring the 4th Annual Moogfest Circuit Bending Challenge. Circuit bending combines technology, sonic artistry, and creativity by experimenting with the inner functions of electronic devices to create new sounds and effects that were not original intended, which is exactly what Bob Moog started out doing before giving birth to Moog Music. The winner will be selected on site from one of the four finalists on Friday, April 25th, and will receive two passes to Moogfest and a Moog Sub Phatty as the Grand Prize.