The line-up features tons of fresh talent, but attendees will not want to miss up-and-coming act Bells & Robes. Hailing from Gainesville, Fla., Bells & Robes is an electronic dreamwave duo comprised of Luke Sipka and Dean Spaniol. Since their formation in summer 2012, Bells & Robes has evolved to create a transcendental auditory experience that feels somewhat like a dream. Their ability to combine soft, funky sounds with a danceable rythtmic wave will keep the crowd stayin' alive all night long. No strangers to Suwannee, the duo performed in Live Oak, Fla., at Purple Hatter's Ball in 2014 and plans to return to the forest to add spice to the silent disco. Bells & Robes has previously performed alongside acts such as Beats Antique, Emancipator, Odezsa, Papadosio, Reptar, Break Science, Stokeswood, The Heavy Pets, Antihero, Dynohunter and Sounduo, and at multiple festivals in the southeast. Their recent EP, "One Should See Sound", was released exclusively on Grooveshark in September, and was widely successful in the local jamtronica scene. The album embodies their belief that music should meld the senses to create a unified, heightened festival experience. In spring 2015, Bells & Robes will be joining Dynohunter on the road for the The Nomad Tour, which is set to hit states such as Colorado, Califronia and Florida.
Written by Ashley Lombardo and Alexandria Clark
It’s that time of the year again. Gather up your beanies and bundle up in your favorite scarves to prepare for a glorious return to the magical Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. From March 6 to 8, spend the weekend in Live Oak, Fla., getting funked up and enjoying an array of diverse musical acts that can only be attributed to a classic AURA style.
Here's how it happens: after concluding your not-so-quick supply stop at the Busy Bee, you return to your vehicle and squeeze in among a sea of snacks, cozy blankets, freshly chopped fire wood, a pop-up palace and particularly positive vibes. You follow the narrow and nearly deserted road until you finally make it to the last mile, where you pull into the breathtakingly beautiful music park. Pop your tent under a canopy of cypress and oak trees shaded by Spanish moss and get ready to experience a packed schedule of AURA festival music and flow.
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.
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.
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.
Money Sucks, Friends Rule. Truer words have probably never been spoken, and no one could make that statement more believable than Dillon Francis, one of the funniest and most talented artists in the electronic music community. After the release of his debut album back in October, Dillon set out on a massive tour in support of the album, and although this tour has already hit a number of major locations, none of it compares to Dillon's upcoming three-day escapade at Terminal 5 in New York City. Starting Friday, January 16th, Dillon Francis and the Money Sucks, Friends Rule tour crew, which includes Anamanaguchi, Bro Safari, and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED), will be getting all sorts of weird for three nights in a row.
Tiesto is to Club Life what air is to breathing: essential. Tiesto's Club Life series has been an integral part of dance music culture for longer than almost everything else out there, which subsequently makes his live events some of the most unforgettable experiences imaginable. This week, Tiesto's Thursday night Club Life performance at Lavo NYC will double as part of the Club Life headphones launch party celebration series. The Club Life headphones line came about as the result of a collaboration between Tiesto and Audiofly, the products of which are three amazing in-ear headphones built with quality and expertise to the specifications of one of the most legendary DJ/producers in history.
Emergency! Marcus Schossow's recently launched record label, Code Red, has set out on a celebratory mini-tour with support from Sebjak, and their next scheduled stop isright here in New York City. Why the sense of urgency? Well, for starters, Marcus Schossow has made quite the name for himself over the years, especially in 2014, with major releases on Revealed Recordings, and remixes for artists like Charli XCX and OneRepublic. In an effort to combine his relentless effort and well-earned success, Marcus Schossow decided to start 2015 off strong with the launch of his own radio-show and record label combo, codename Code Red.
Electronic music producer Chris Lake’s life changed forever when, at age 14, he discovered house music and bought himself a synthesizer. Now, Lake spends his time creating music free from the machismo embedded in modern dubstep that’s come to define the genre, the result of which are wonderfully refreshing and texturally stimulating productions you can get lost in for hours. Currently signed with NY-based imprint Ultra Records, Lake is poised to debut a full-length album later this year, but before then, come check him out on his Origins tour and dance your troubles away.
What: Chris Lake at Bijou Nightclub
When: Friday, January 16th, 10pm
Where: Bijou Nightclub, 100 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA