Multigenre producer and instrumentalist, Paper Diamond, is coming to a venue near you as part of his first ever headlining tour, featuring himself and other supporting artists like LoudPvck, Branchez, Gent & Jawns, Manic Focus, with more to be announced. His tour kicks off at Birmingham, AL on January 23rd, and will cruise throughout the country, making stops at major cities like Philly and Boston.
This past weekend gave way to another successful Hard Day of the Dead. Taking place November 2nd and November 3rd at LA State Historic Park in Los Angeles, Day of the Dead was the only place to be. The topnotch lineup and the beautiful weather made for a glorious event. The Day of the Dead costumes worn by event goers and decorated stages set the mood for the festival filled weekend. Saturday’s lineup alone was enough to please any electronic dance music lover.
Photos courtesy of Danilo Lewis, house photographer at Lima Restaurant and Lounge and Echostage in Washington, DC. Clients include Wally Lopez, Marco Carola, Quintino, and Dirty South. To see more of Danilo's work, check out his website and Facebook page.
Embarking on a 35-date bus tour across the US and parts of Canada, Zeds Dead brought their Altered States tour to Echostage Saturday night. According to Billboard, the tour is a play on words, suggesting that “’music has the power to change the way you feel and alter your perceptions’ as well as the “states” of the United States that they’ll be canvassing (in addition to the provinces of Canada).” Playing an hour and a half set and being supported by the likes of Paper Diamond, Green Lantern, and Branchez, to say that DC got altered is an understatement.
The Zeds Dead boys team up with Major Lazer earlier this year to create this collosul moombhaton/dubsynth track. With vocals from the legendary dancehall artist, Elephant Man, "Turn Around" has 'Twerk' written all over it. This song has been played at both contributors' sets all summer and has now been released for stream and free download! Put this one on the top of your playlist and you'll be sure to catch some twerking going on at your next party.
Friday, October 4th
Swing by Absolute Addiction at Shadow Room for a fun night jam-packed with club music, DJ sets, hip-hop, house, and Top 40 tunes. 10pm - 3am. Entry is free until 11pm for guys on the RSVP list and until midnight for girls. Dress: Fashionable: no hats, sneakers or athletic wear.
Shadow Room, 2131 K Street NW, DC 20037
Thirty-five thousand people attended last Saturday’s (Nov. 3) sold-out HARD Day of the Dead festival in downtown LA. Attendees dressed in their leftover Halloween costumes, painted their faces like skeletons and erupted into song, singing "We Are Your Friends" by main stage headliner, Justice, whilst piling out of the packed Chinatown metro station early Saturday evening.
Upon exiting the metro station, which was conveniently located across from the festival's entrance, festival-goers were forced to wait in an obscenely crowded mob to get IDs checked, which were barely even glanced at. For a festival that adheres to strict security (they make attendees take off their shoes), this appeared to be counterproductive. Once past that checkpoint, fans had to wait in another lengthy line, but some grew impatient and just hopped the barriers wreaking havoc and causing even longer lines for those coming in after.
When Zack Rapp-Rovan and Dylan Mamid began making music together eight years ago, they never could have imagined becoming the electronic music duo Zeds Dead. They started off producing hip-hop beats but as their production skills grew they began experimenting with the worlds of dubstep, drum and bass, and hard-electro. Three years after their introduction to EDM, Zack and Dylan are headlining festivals across America, plunging into a European tour and producing their signature genre-blending sounds in the studio.
We had a chance to chat with Zack about his transition from hip-hop to EDM, the duo’s newest EP and what the future holds for these rising stars.
It’s a big summer for Diplo. After gracing us with his bulletproof moombahton-massive EP “Express Yourself” at the beginning of June, the brilliantly-dynamic producer is ready to show off his skills live at his recently announced five-stop “Mad Decent Block Party” tour.
Spanning the country and even dipping into Toronto for a day, each Block Party will feature a full day of performances from Mad Decent’s stellar roster of artists (such as Dillon Francis, Major Lazer, Zeds Dead and more). The all-ages event will also offer food and activities, and is ABSOLUTELY FREE.