Just announced: Although he has one more show at Tao Las Vegas before completing the 'It's You, It's Me Redux' tour, Kaskade will be visiting 4 select cities for round two.
At the beginning of April, Ryan Raddon, better known as Kaskade, announced that he would be journeying to nine cities in the US on the ‘It’s You, It’s Me Redux’ tour. Ten years ago, he released his breakthrough album entitled “It’s You, It’s Me,” which showed the world just how much talent he has to offer. Ryan relayed in his Tumblr post how deep in debt he and his wife were at the time, and that his entire life depended on the make or break of this album. He wrote, “I knew that this was my last shot, and that if people didn’t find it, if this album didn’t stick, I’d have to hang it up and move on.”
In 2012, Sensation finally made its US debut at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Yesterday, they posted a video on YouTube promoting the return of “the world’s leading dance event” this upcoming fall. After having sold out its two back-to-back shows almost immediately last year, Sensation will be touring in Miami, San Francisco, New York, and Las Vegas. It is “a global event uniting millions of people dressed in white…connected through music…a mind blowing show.” Needless to say, Sensation will be covering its bases in 2013 by strategically visiting four of the biggest party cities in America.
For some reason, EDM fans have been having a terrible week as it just so happens that a lot of awful news has been dropped, one story after the other. Yesterday evening, Moonrise Festival announced on its Facebook page its cancellation just three weeks prior to the event. Fans, of course, were outraged particularly after their bold statement the day before that the “rumors” of Moonrise’s cancellation were absolutely not true. Fans accused Steez Promo, the promotion company behind Moonrise Festival, of being completely unprofessional in the way they handled the unfortunate situation. Many feel as though they should not have been lied to, as airfare and hotel costs will not be refunded. You can read their announcement in the slideshow below.
This weekend coming up is Memorial Day Weekend and you know what that means, the official start of summer 2013! Now if you’re looking for places to kick off the season of beautiful weather and packed beaches, then the NYC will have you covered from Friday to Sunday with special deals and free admissions to some of the hottest clubs and venues the city has to offer.
The party starts off on Friday at the Empire Hotel Rooftop. This hot spot is located on the 12th floor of the Empire Hotel and offers a stunning view of the Manhattan Skyline, the perfect way to kick off your Memorial Day Weekend. DJ Nomad will be spinning a perfect electric mix of hip-hop, house, and other genres to keep the party going. Admission is free at the door if you RSVP to Damon’s Guest List prior to the event. This is also the only way to gain access to the party so if you want to start off the hHoliday the right way then you should definitely get your name on that list before Friday, May 24th! Doors will open to those that are on the guest list at 10 PM and dress to impress.
Memorial Day Weekend is the official start to summer, so why not bring in summer with one of the biggest festivals that EDM has to offer? Making its way to its highly anticipated Vegas show case, Electronic Daisy Carnival will be stopping at the famous Windy City to help kick off the season starting Friday, May 24th until Sunday, May 26th. After rocking New York in front of a crowd of 50,000 people this past weekend, EDC plans to keep the party going with the biggest names in EDM that the Second City Chicago has ever witnessed.
International? Local? EDM? Vendor Village? Ferris Wheel? Who doesn’t want these things?! Moonrise Festival comes to Baltimore, Saturday and Sunday June 8th and 9th at Port Covington. Port Covington is actually a new venue very close to downtown Baltimore allowing enough space for this stellar event to become an annual ritual. Along with new parking options in and outside of the venue there is also multiple public transportation within the area, making it a lot easier for ravers without wheels.
Known as the most exciting producers in the UK and the backbone of Rihanna’s ‘Rated R’ record, Chase and Status are one of the worlds most sought out, platinum record selling duo. Will Kennard and Saul Milton (Chase and Status) met in London in the '90s through their mutual obsession with drum and bass and became immediate friends. They had their first production in 2004 which was a remix done for Future Cut, opening doors to a number of drum and bass pieces for some of the largest underground labels like Bingo Label and Breakbeat Kaos. By 2008, Chase and Status pulled off their first album ‘More Than A Lot’ which featured a few of Dubstep’s biggest names like Plan B and Kano, later catching the attention of Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg who are now huge fans of the dynamic duo.
Summer is pretty much here, and besides the fact that it means warmer weather and packed beaches, it also means that it’s time for the season of music festivals. It has become somewhat of a tradition for music lovers. Every year people save up their money to attend their favorite venue in hopes to not only see their favorite artist, but also explore new musicians and genres. It truly has become an exhilarating experience that bands people together through one powerful common interest. Still, these concerts are nowhere near free and not everyone has the money to attend every single festival. This is why many magazines, websites, and newspapers try to analyze the best places to go based on prices and overall content. This may seem like a great idea, which it is, but sometimes facts and opinions can override each other even in a professional setting.
To say that Diplo has seen many successes in his career is the understatement of the century. He has worked with an impressive amount of high-profile musicians that crosses the boundaries of different popular music genres, he joined forces with A-Trak and Skrillex to create the YouTube Channel Potato, and was nominated for the Non-Classical Producer of the Year Award at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony. This, alone, not only makes him one of the most accomplished producers in the EDM genre, but in the general music industry. Still, Diplo has the chance to put another notch on his belt due to his recent acknowledgment in the Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business list for 2013.
With only two years in the running, our precious Identity Festival may be coming to an end. With over 18 cities, including Boston, Miami, Dallas, and even Las Vegas, Identity Fest has become one more bone-rattling event for the world’s bass junkies, but will it remain just a memory? Last years line-up included favorites like Eric Prydz, Porter Robinson, Wolfgang Gartner, Arty, and many more on this one day soiree while still remaining completely affordable; some tickets were as low as $25. It’d be a shame to take away this event due to the wide range of locations, artists, ages, and pricing which turned this festival very popular, very quickly.