Great news for fans of Girl Talk, as the mash-up wizard, born Gregg Gillis, announced that he is working on a new collaborative EP with rapper, Freeway, entitled BROKEN ANKLES. The announcement came at his secret, sold-out show at New York City’s Brooklyn Bowl, to rowdy fans partying away to his signature mash-ups. Gillis stunned the crowd, as he brought out Freeway to debut the first single off of their forthcoming EP. The surprises kept coming, as they were joined on stage by Philly hip-hop duo, the Young Gunz (Young Chris and Neef Buck), who, along with Freeway, were a part of Jay Z’s Rocafella Records, and collectively known as State Property, along with other Philadelphia-based rappers. The electric crowd was treated to a genius mash-up of records dating back to the 90’s, with modern day hits like Daft Punk's smash, "Get Lucky," over Michael Jackson's "Remember The Time." There is no release date announced for the EP, which will be Girl Talk’s first release since his 2010 effort, All Day. Stay tuned here for more details as they develop.
After the recent sellout success of musical cruises like Holy Ship! and Jam Cruise, Coachella has jumped on the waterfront bandwagon with the announcement of its new four-day cruises aboard the SS Coachella (a.k.a. the Celebrity Silhouette.)
The lineup offers mostly indie acts, with performers like Pulp, Hot Chip, Girl Talk and Sleigh Bells headlining the cruise. The SS Coachella will host two trips from Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean, the first sailing to the Bahamas on December 16-19 and the second to Jamaica on December 19-23.
The inaugural Catalpa Festival, a truly unique musical experience, hits Randall's Island July 28th and 29th. There will be plenty of emphasis on site artistry, interactive experiences, and experimentation --not to mention over 40 performers! Musical genres are diverse, including blues, rock, hip hop, electronic, reggae, and indie. There will be art installations, bespoke event structures, and more.
Artists include, The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, Asap Rocky, AraabMuzik, Zola Jesus, Girl Talk, Cold War Kids, Matisyahu, Felix da Housecat, City and Colour, The Sheepdogs, Hook 'n' Sling, My Pet Dragon, just to name a handful.
Electric Forest is right around the corner, and for those of you who couldn’t quite swing the pricetag but are still dying to rage in the woods, you’re in luck! Last week, Electric Forest revealed a “2-Day Saturday & Sunday Ticket” - a reduced-rate ticket that will allow corporate America’s slaves to enjoy the festival without missing their 9-to-5 nonsense. Ticket quantity is limited to grab yours HERE.
In addition to the shortened ticket, Electric Forest also announced its 2012 Stage Schedule. The String Cheese Incident will be the main attraction, headlining the Ranch Arena on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, followed by late-night performances from Thievery Corporation on Friday, Bassnectar on Saturday and Girl Talk on Sunday. As an added bonus, STS9 will perform two full sets on Sherwood Court on Friday and Saturday nights.Check out the complete schedule for all the full lineup of mayhem!
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
You know the feeling. The one - right after your first kiss, or after landing the dream job, that makes you feel like you could burst out in professional dance moves to your own theme song, walking home down a busy city block. You never do it, because our inhibitions quell that burst of complete happiness out of fear of what some stranger might think, but imagine having the cahonas to do it. Enter Girl Walk// All Day- an epic music video (movie length), that follows three dancers as they explore NYC. After the second screening of Girl Walk, Joonbug was able to snag Anne Marsen (who plays The Girl) for a Skype chat.
Heading down to the Big Easy is always a favorite time for us (my fiancé’s a New Orleanian) so when I caught wind of lineup addition’s Snoop Dog and Girl Talk, I knew we had to go. The trek to Voodoo began last Thursday, October 27th, when we flew from NYC to Nola, in excited anticipation of the opening day. After a day of walking around the quarter, hitting up the flea market, costume shops, and snagging a few beignets at Café du Monde, we headed over to check in at the Hotel Monteleone and went to bed early (and yes, it's New Orleans, and drinking is everyone’s part-time job there, but we were too exhausted to go guzzle hurricanes that night).
After taking a one-year hiatus, POPPED! Music Festival returns this September as a revamped two-day event. The festival is a unique occasion to Philadelphia, celebrating the city’s rich musical history.
Taking place across three stages, the festival will include live music, a DJ tent, a comedy tent, and a food bazaar. Set to headline on Friday are The Shins and Cage the Elephant, and Pretty Lights and Girl Talk on Saturday. In addition to the headlining bands, the festival will host other epic acts including Rakim, Cults, and Kreayshawn.
In addition to staging an eclectic assortment of music acts, POPPED! also aims to bring awareness to Philadelphia’s green efforts via recycling programs, local fair, partnerships with local business, and the use of public transportation and energy saving.
The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival gives 40,000-60,000 ear-eager music fans a yearly opportunity to experience both music and art in one place. Atop the scattered stages you can find an abnormal yet effective line-up of musical artistry. Seeing a neighborhood cafe act lead into Erykah Badu was normal. The purgatory that lies between mega stardom and small-town-nobody is suddenly erased. Nor are any rules of artist seniority enforced. Divas mix amongst us normal folk, all egos aside, in the attempt to give awaiting fans what they're spending the weekend in San Francisco for: pure, raw musical talent. It didn't matter how many albums the artist sold --it only mattered if they were good. And to my surprise there weren't any "not so good acts" at this year's festival, which was held at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.
We're not sure what it was that made Governor's Ball so exciting.
Possible guesses: It may have been the culture of electronica: candy-colored strobe lights refracting kaleidoscopic visuals and accompanying states of mind. Add to that the anatomy of a festival: braless, shoeless, the assumption of lawless--people hatching out of their own skin. Personalize that to the unexpected picturesque weather on Saturday (despite the stormy forecast, the day was clear enough to admire the orange-balloon necklace dancing in the clouds), with spires from a cast away land in the distance - just far enough from the city to forget, just close enough to remember. It was likely a sum of the above, plus the festival lineup, that forced the painted, flowered, feathered, and unencumbered off their feet June 18th, for twelve starbursting hours of Governor's Ball 2011.