In a scene flooded with many young people who aspire to be the next Avicii or Dirty South, it is sometimes hard for those who are truly talented to stand out. When referring to the prodigy-esque DJ/producer Stereoshock, his productions have helped him become impossible to ignore. Only the tender age of 19, the young NYC local has been turning heads throughout the industry and it is very clear that he has no plans of stopping.
Often times it's hard to believe there was a time before our house music. When music festivals were one weekend and everyone jammed out in General Admission. Before it exploded and when it was just a small "underground thing." The entire genre has evolved over time taking on many different forms but it's an absolute must to go back to it's roots. From the disco days to the early 90s when house started making it's way over to the states. We've rounded up 8 songs that aren't exactly your hard hitting, bass-in-your-face, typical progressive house. These songs can be easily defined as the epitome of what house music really was.
Go BIG Productions, , the team responsible for putting together Swedish House Mafia’s notorious Masquerade Motel parties and the newest addition to the festival roster UR1 Festival, has gotten together to bring us Back In Black, Miami’s largest costume dance music party.
For the third annual fest, EDM fans will get to don their dance friendly duds and lash out to some of the top names in the world of electronic music including Dirty South, Paul van Dyk, Funkagenda, The Crystal Method, LA Riots and Electrik Dread. Hosted in a 100,000 square foot tent in Miami’s Midtown, this year’s Back in Black promises to be the largest one yet with even more surprise artists, yet to be named.
Named Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010 by Axwell and Rising Star 2010 by Beatport, Thomas Gold exploded onto the scene last year with impeccable production and the mixing skills of a seasoned veteran. The German producer’s wildly successful career has produced multiple chart-topping tracks that can be heard every night in clubs around the world. Incorporating bassy drumrolls with anthemic vocals and progressive beats, Thomas Gold has created a unique signature sound that sets him worlds apart from the rest of the over-saturated EDM market.
We had a chance to chat with him before his show in Tallahassee, Florida last week about his meteoric rise to fame, his remixing techniques, and how it felt to be chosen as this summer’s face of the Axtone label.
It seems one cannot go out these days without either hearing Trap music being played or hearing someone talking about Trap. Even Snoop recently tweeted about it. But as with any new genre, sometimes it can be difficult to understand or define what exactly makes it that new style of music. Enter Atlanta based Heroes x Villains, whose forthcoming documentary Certified Trap explores its history and evolution while covering some of the main figureheads of the emerging genre.
The Duo behind Heroes x Villains -who have been friends and DJ partners since their teen years- released their first mixtape 'We Off That' on Mad Decent in 2010, featuring several of their own electronic dance music remixes of artists Lil Jon, Waka Flocka Flame, Diplo, Gucci Mane, and many others- putting them on top of the game over night. And that description in itself more or less defines what Trap music is; Dirty South Rap (beats) x EDM (synths) x Deep Sub-Bass.
It was a busy Saturday for music in the Big Apple.
While Identity Festival was taking over Jones Beach with an all-day roster of talent, Pacha NYC was gearing up to host Madeon and Eric Prydz at Beekman Beach Club. And while it’s always good to have concert options, choosing between the 18-year-old prodigy and the 36-year-old mastermind is no easy task for an electro-loving gal... major @ravegrlproblems!
Week after week, Electric Beach provides us with the best Saturday sounds in New York. This Saturday, continue the hot streak with Project 46, a Canadian electro-duo with a flare for hit remixes.
Thomas Shaw and Ryan Henderson, the members of Project 46, have created a progressive house sound all their own. Building on poppy synths and smooth transitions, the duo has found success in their remixes of Deadmau5’s “The Veldt,” Dirty South and Thomas Gold’s “Eyes Wide Open,” as well as in their own original productions.
Project 46 will bring down the house at Santos Party House this Saturday night. Check out its mixes below:
Pacha’s summer lineup seems to get better and better each day. From Dirty South’s killer performance last week, to Afrojack’s upcoming “Jacked” concert, the bass-dropping show-stopping music is flowing in with no end in sight.
The club’s newest addition to its summer sessions is Bob Sinclar on July 20. The French DJ is one of electronic music’s staple producers, with roughly fifteen hit-producing years under his belt. Owner of label Yellow Productions and producer of more than 25 hit singles, Sinclar is sure to bring his big-room-house meets electro-disco beats sound to New York’s best EDM club.
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.
After four trying years of playing music for anyone who would listen, Thomas Gold burst onto the scene in 2012 with his massive hits like “Sing2Me” and “Eyes Wide Open.” A gifted producer and seriously talented DJ, Gold’s live performances have captivated EDM lovers around the country and solidified his place at the top of the electronic totem pole. We applaud him for his strategic straddling of two major EDM labels, Size Matters (think Steve Angello, AN21, Max Vangelli) and Axtone Records (think Axwell, Dirty South, Michael Calfan), successfully storming the scene with both companies in order to gain maximum exposure. But Gold seems to have finally chosen a side, seeing as he was selected to create Axtone’s 2012 compilation - “Axtone Presents Thomas Gold."