Trying something new can create two different scenarios. It can end up as a failed attempt that can ultimately ruin someone’s reputation and reputability to the point that their name is tainted by that single instance. Or it can actually end up on the opposite end of the spectrum, making it so critically and commercial acclaimed that it could boost a person’s notability overnight. Although finding fame is already a mission that has been far accomplished by world famous DJ and producer Joel Zimmerman aka DeadMau5, his hunger for something new still seems unfulfilled as he heads into the studio with an interesting choice for a collaborator.
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.
The greatly anticipated tickets to Ultra Music Festival 2014 were supposedly released today at 1pm, EST, but fans sarcastically propose the idea that “there were never Early Bird tickets to begin with.” About 3 hours ago, Ultra posted a video on Vine of their “upgraded servers,” bragging that this year, there would be absolutely no crashes. Well, they spoke too soon. Similar to consumers’ experiences last year, not only was the website slow and unresponsive, but it took so long to get from one page to another that the website timed out and released people’s tickets so that others could buy them. Uh, really? To say that there were many peeved fans is an understatement.
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.
EDC NY Day 2. Eye crystals? Check. Ridiculous outfits? Check. After filling our camelbaks with water, we were ready to make a second drive back to Citi Field. The sky was cloudy and despite the fact that it was breezy, we prepared ourselves for yet another epic day. The only difference was that I'd be going for fun, rather than working with Ground Control.
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.
Ashley Allen, a New York native, is an up and coming pop star with a thriving young personality and a heart full of lyrics and love to share with the world. With a tough upbringing through battling anxiety and depression, music has become her escape and hero. Ashley performed at NYC's BB King’s Blues Club this past Friday the 17th and sat down with Joonbug to talk about her past, present, and future.
Ultra Music Festival is a ground breaking event which allows EDM enthusiasts around the world to come together in one immense outdoor arena. The festival has featured many of the biggest names in Electronic Music performing their hits that kept iPods playing and dance floors moving since 1999. David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris, and Major Lazer are just a few among the impressive list of high profiled performers in the festival's legendary set list over the years. As the winner of the “Best Music Event” by the International Dance Awards for six consecutive years, Ultra Music Festival has begun promoting the 2014 edition to their iconic concert series in the form of an Early Bird Special for their fans.
Forget your Memorial Day Weekend plans and head to Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City for a weekend of wild parties at the hottest night spots around. With two night clubs and 10 different bars, never shall there be a dull moment; especially on one of the biggest party weekends of the year.
Taking over mur.mur on Friday, May 24th is the one and only Jermaine Dupri with a special performance by Leah LaBelle! Mr. Dupri is known world-wide for his endeavor with Columbia Records which birthed his independent music label baby, So So Def, becoming one of the most successful labels in the scene. Jermaine Dupri is the youngest artist to ever be in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and between Jagged Edge, Bow Wow, and many other famous artists, he is raining platinum. Along with him will be R&B singer, Leah LaBelle; you may know her from Season 3 of American Idol as Paula Abdul’s wildcard selection that turned into a finalist, something you don’t want to miss!
Sebastian Ingrosso doesn’t need an introduction. The 30-year old Swedish DJ and producer has seen a great amount of success in his past few years behind the turntables and in the studio. He is the head of his own record company, Refune, and was a third of the wildly famous super-group Swedish House Mafia that performed their last show together on March 24, 2013. He recently dropped his new club anthem “Reload,” on May 14th and can be purchased on iTunes, here.
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.