L.A. based producer TOKiMONSTA (aka Jennifer Lee) has already made a name for herself among international indie-dance music connoisseurs as the first lady to join the Flying Lotus crew, BRAINFEEDER. As music festival favorite, this fierce, female songweaver is no stranger to large crowds of cool kids ready to dance the night away to an eclectic lineup of artfully mixed beats, and she fully intends to bring her skills to in Beantown this Friday as part of her Desiderium album tour.
Boston, get ready for some “dvbble” trouble (or should we say treble?), because the Canadian DJ duo of brothers Christopher Chronic and Alex Andre, aka DVBBS, is getting the weekend party started early this week at Boston’s go-to mega club, Royale. Though they may be young, these bros have already performed alongside EDM favorites Steve Aoki, Deadmau5, LMFAO, MSTRKRFT, and Tiesto. There's clearly no stopping these two on their way to joining the ranks of all-star DJs, and we're not complaining.
Singer-rapper Future announced through Twitter today that he's releasing his newest mixtape, Monster, on October 28th.
Monster will follow on the heels of Future's last studio album, Honest, which was very well-received by critics. Honest features a multitude of guest artists, including Pharrell, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West. So it's likely that Monster will boast a similar all-star cast.
His third studio album, Monster, was originally titled Evol, a play on the words "evil" and "love." Well, the cover art suits either title.
In lieu of the album, Future released the single "Monster" last month, which can be heard here.
So you needed that really good reason to push you to finally get HBO, right? Well, here it is: October 17th kicks off the new 8- episode series, Sonic Highways, where the Foo Fighters commemorate their 20th anniversary by documenting the recording of their latest album.
Sonic Highways, the newest studio album to be released November 10th, 2014, took place throughout and across 8 different cities in America. Each song has been inspired by a different city, the great artists from there, the people the band encountered while on their journey, and the musical thread that sews and connects us all. This series will take a deep look inside the people, places, and experiences that helped to inspire and create Sonic Highways; from producers to studio owners and everyone in between. Each song was recorded in a different city: Seattle, Chicago, D.C., L.A., and more. As Grohl said: this will be a "musical map of America".
There are only days left separating you from the joy and wonder of everything TomorrowWorld entails, which will probably be one of, if not the most definite festival event of the year in the U.S. If you haven't yet bought your ticket, luck for you, limited tickets still remain. The anticipation has been more than palpable since festival season kicked off months ago, and this year's edition of TomorrowLand enjoyed made a fantastic showing of what would eventually be coming to Atlanta in the fall, and with TomorrowWorld kicking off on Friday, it' time to finalize all the minutia of your weekend festivities.
We've already covered most of the bases, including how to make the most of your TomorrowWorld experience, but it there's one thing everyone can and should do if they want to have a good time at any festival, it's plan the perfect schedule. Everyone has their preferences, but we've gone and done the hard work for you, crafting a masterful selection of artists worthy of your valuable time, and even plotted out a few moments for you to take breaks and make mistakes, by which we mean spend excessive amounts of time waiting in line for food and the bathroom. We're not saying you need to make it to everything we've outlined for you, but by all means try. Trust us, we know what we're talking about.
As the seasons change in NYC, so does its nightlife landscape. With the coming of fall comes the opening of new club venues throughout the city. Last week Joonbug.com was on the scene for the Grand Opening of new Greenwich Village nightclub, Mach8. What this club offers that others opening this season do not is a chic, small room, deep house party venue for those looking to dance the night away. Yes, there are other deep house venues in NYC with really good DJ’s booked nightly but they are much larger, less intimate venues. Let’s get into the details.
Dada Life made their debut in Gainesville at Level nightclub September 17th as part of their Back to School tour. Unfortunately, the Swedish duo was missing Olle Cornéer due to medical issues, but that didn’t stop Stefan Engblom from putting on an unforgettable performance and bringing forth Dada Land in its entirety. With the release of Dada Life’s newest track “One Smile,” it was fitting that Stefan was in attendance as the song is based off his impeccable grin. Stefan was able to meet after the show and talk more about the tour over cheap champagne, bananas and a veggie platter. Because what kind of venue doesn’t provide a veggie platter anyway?
Rising pop starlet, Darnaa, enlists the urban flair of hip-hop culture in the making of her upcoming visual single to 'Cowgirl' (Remix) with the help of emcee Remy Ma, and super producer, Drumma Boy Fresh. The aesthetics of the video that was shot at various Harlem landmarks including, the world famous Apollo Theater and Doug E.'s Fresh Chicken & Waffles, were all brought to life by prolific hip-hop culture pioneer and movie/commercial director, Ralph McDaniels, who was compelled to lead the project after hearing the audio. "Darnaa is like a pop artist. She has a lot of music that's more rock & roll and pop oriented. This remix has Remy Ma on it. Of course Remy Ma is a well-known hip-hop star and we wanted to do something with her not riding around with cowboys or horses, although we're going to be riding a horse today. But more like an urban scene.
On September 27th Eric Prydz will become one of only a handful of electronic artists to headline the world famous Madison Square Garden for EPIC 3.0, his biggest show ever. The 3rd installment of the wildly popular show will be bigger and better than ever, boasting the largest indoor hologram in the world along with over two hours of original animation, exclusive edits and remixes from the iconic DJ.
The Grammy-nominated DJ has always stood out amongst a crowd of electronic music artists who are increasingly adapting each other’s sound. Ever since the Swedish born DJ re-located to the States, Prydz has continued to separate himself from the ever-growing field of electronic music artists. In March Prydz was asked to produce the first ever DJ mix for the Rolling Stone. In December he won the BBC Radio Essential Mix of the year and earlier earned his second Grammy nomination. He then went on to close Coachella and headline Ultra, EDC and HARD festivals. Now Eric Prydz gets to cap it all off headlining Madison Square Garden for the first time, joining the ranks of Swedish House Mafia, Above & Beyond, Armin Van Buuren and Steve Aoki as one of the few electronic acts to either play or soon to play MSG.
There were a lot of things to be depressed about after the cancellation of Electric Zoo's last day for the second year in a row, and Joonbug.com ranks missing Netsky's set that Sunday high on the list. While his appearance at Slake that night might have sated most of his New York City fans' voracious drum & bass appetites, we wanted to sit down and chat with the man behind one of dance music's greatest live acts, which just so happens to be hitting the road next month in the UK before coming back to the states for the Stay Up With Me tour in November.