Miami’s dance music world is finally returning to normalcy after the being taken hostage this March by the world’s best DJs who hosted a month of non-stop musical mayhem. In case you missed the fun, or are dying to relive your favorite memories, Joonbug has you covered with our Miami Music Week highlights.
March 16: Circle Talent Agency Pool Party at The Shelborne
Known for its colossal roster of quality talent, the Circle Talent Agency kicked off Miami Music Week with a splash at their poolside showcase! Touting a star-studded lineup featuring Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, and Datsik, the showcase invited dubstep lovers to bask in the sun while watching their favorite artists flex their bass-heavy muscles. And although anchored by the agency’s superstar turntablists, it was rising stars Lucky Date and Carnage who truly stole the show(case).
It's no doubt that electronic music has caught the attention of the masses. Since the recent explosion of the genre in 2011, it seems that just about everyone has embraced it. Whether its 'deep house' to 'tropical trap rap' to 'moombahton' the genres continue to expand with a now more than ever diverse roster of seriously mind bending choices. We rounded up a mix of twelve songs that are worthy of so much play time it's ri-dic-u-lous.
Someone call VH1 because Datsik is having the best year ever! The Canadian bassmaestro kicked off 2012 by wrapping up and promoting his debut album Vitamin D which was released in April on Steve Aoki’s label Dim Mak. Summer was spent touring the country and jamming in the studio, followed up by the Firepower Tour which kicked off at the beginning of fall and hosts Datsik as the headliner of the show’s super-dubby roster. Joonbug had a chance to catch up with Datsik, born Troy Beetles, last week to hear all about his busy schedule and see what’s in store for 2013.
Datsik will be womping and wobbling across the country this fall, bringing his massive dubstep sound on the road with his Firepower Records Tour.
Launching August 30 in Denver, the tour will hit more than 40 cities and host Delta Heavy, Terrativa, Bare Noize, XKR, GETTER and AFK as openers. Backed by an insane lighting system and a trip-out Vortex video, this concert will skyrocket your bodies, brains and ears into sensory overload.
Follow www.firepowertour.com for updates.
Set to the backdrop of the picturesque New York City skyline, Governors Beach Club at Governors Island played host to Laidback Luke’s epic “Super You & Me” concert this past Saturday - inviting a slew of house-loving, crazy-clothed fans to invade the island for eight hours of non-stop madness.
Presented by Made Event (think Electric Zoo), “Super You & Me” offered the killer lineup of headliner Laidback Luke with openers Datsik, Tommy Trash, Oliver Twizt and PeaceTreaty. Luke and his trusty band of sidekicks tore the stage apart as fans kicked around the sandy ground and cheered loudly for the guys to save the day.
Ten miles of darkness and 2000 cars separated us from the festival we had only dreamt about. As we stared forward, excited and anxious, there was a faint flicker towards the sky and then the familiar explosion of fireworks in the distance. A roar ripped through the desert from the cars around us. Indian chiefs and their topless girlfriends yelled and cheered out their windows, as packs of neon spattered fur boots ran by on foot. This was the scene I had heard so much about. The one that would save dance music events
Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival has consistently been remarked as the premier Electronic Music festival in the country. With steady competition from Ultra Music Festival , and the multitude of other events that have developed in the past few years, claiming that title is quite a feat. Insomniac’s founder, Pasquale Rotella, has rose through the ranks of California promoters to a point of utmost success. He has absolutely earned his stripes, with the immense scale of his events and consequences this sometimes brings. The risk involved with such massive gatherings as these has made it necessary for Pasquale to impose a new standard for safety at these events, both at the gates and in the festival. In both appearance and functionality, EDC proved to be nothing less than the world-class event that was beckoned for.
It’s a bird!? It’s a plane!? It’s... Laidback Luke dressed as a mutant mosquito?
Laidback Luke is at it again with his Super You & Me concert series in which attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite super heroes and party like superstars. Super You & Me has traveled the globe, and on June 16 will land on Governors Beach Club for a show that’s truly out of this world.
And no Super You & Me edition would be complete without Laidback Luke’s fearless band of sidekicks providing a progressively eclectic selection of tunes - Datsik’s dropping dubstep riffs, Tommy Trash’s acid punch reworks, peaking and powerful house duo PeaceTracy and Mad Decent’s newest protege Oliver Twizt.
EDM lovers are in for a real treat for the next few months. A plethora of electro fests are lined up and ready for the taking. While we wait for dates and lineups to be announced for post-June festivals, peep these April-June events that are confirmed, with tickets on sale now!
who: Tiësto, Röyksopp, STS9, 12th Planet, araabMUZIK, Awolnation, Calvin Harris, Cosmic Gate, CSS, Datsik, Dillon Francis, Mt Eden, Nero, Steve Aoki
Tuesday boozeday is quickly approaching, giving us yet another reason to rage face from sunrise to sunset. Here’s a list of the hottest parties happening:
Timmy Regisford had a dream 19 years ago, that one day, Club Shelter parties would be held around the world. Regisford made that dream a reality, starting off in New York City and now boasting an international network of Club Shelter events. Focusing on soulful house music, Regisford and his team of Shelter DJs are giving the Shelborne a night of old-school house music partying. Enter our giveaway now to get free admission to this WMC event and others at The Shelborne!
After discovering house music in 2010, I dabbled in the different sects of electronica and found myself in love. In March of 2011, I made my official crossover from rap-enthusiast to househead when I attended Ultra Music Festival. Nearly a year later, I cannot wait to return to my stomping grounds and once again bask in the harmonious music and beating sunshine.
Last year’s festival was an incredible experience, but as a newbie, I had a lot to learn. The low-point of my weekend was when my ticket was ripped off of the lanyard strewn around my neck by a drunken fool. The maniac grabbed the ticket that was hanging above my chest, and ran. Luckily, my mother had always instilled within me the importance of self-defense, so I lunged at the crazy kid who attempted to steal the $275 ticket and returned the item to its rightful owner... me.