When the calendar flips over to 2014, the Bay Area will have a new night in sight to find a dance haven. Beginning on January 19th, Sidney Samson will kick off a new monthly series at San Francisco’s Confession for an 18+ (21+ to drink) event that will take Sundays through the morning hours. Look forward to Party Favor joining as a supporting act, as Samson Sundays roll through the Bay next month; more information.Posted by
Rolling Stone’s ’100 Best Songs of 2013′: Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ takes top honor, Disclosure storm chart, and more
Rolling Stone let loose its first end of the year ranking with the ‘50 Best Albums of 2013,’ and Daft Punk took a top-three spot with Disclosure and Avicii also making the cut. For the ’100 Best Songs of 2013,’ the robots make way to the top honor as the collaborative single with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers, “Get Lucky,” is named Rolling Stone’s number one song of the year. Daft Punk presence doesn’t end there; Random Access Memories‘ “Instant Crush” falls to number 58 and productions for Kanye West “Black Skinhead” and “I Am A God” coming in at 3 and 65, respectively.
Disclosure’s high-ranking Settle receives another accolade with “When A Fire Starts To Burn” ranked as the fifth best song of 2013 and lead single ”White Noise” hitting the 63 hole. Also honored on Rolling Stone‘s annual list, James Blake’s “Retrograde” takes the top 10 at number 8, Avicii’s smash “Wake Me Up” reaches a 26 slot, and Major Lazer’s “Bubble Butt” charts at 76.
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Mysteryland, the world’s longest running electronic music festival bred in the Netherlands’ summers over the past 20 years, is landing in the United States for the first time this Memorial Day Weekend, taking over the historic Woodstock site of Bethel Woods. The festival’s move to New York marks another stateside milestone for ID&T, following the migration of TomorrowWorld and a multi-city Sensation tour. Now comes Myseryland USA’s official trailer; visuals that stir memories of Tomorrowland but hint at an even deeper allure. Tickets go on sale December 12th, but pre-sale will be available on December 11th.
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The final stop on the road to Las Vegas for Electric Daisy Carnival 2013 had Insomniac’s chief festival pumping big dollars into the dessert. Beacon Economics has released a report on the festival’s fiscal impact on Clark County, and the results are striking. Since EDC’s first Las Vegas run, Insomniac accounts for $621 million dollar pumped through the city’s economy, and that number is only the tip of the iceberg in Beacon’s new study. The figures reveal remarkable spending behavior of festival attendees, the breadth of its impact, and favorable results for Las Vegas that support a successful 2013 as well as durability promising for the future of Electric Daisy Carnival in Sin City.
Afrojack‘s newest work — linking the producer with one of the most relevant figures in pop culture — has been buzzed about since a snippet of a teaser made way on Instagram. His take on Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball,” however, ignores most mainstream expectations set by the namesake. Unleashing his official remix at an extended length of seven minutes, the first half is lead by orchestra-like melody non-representative of the Cyrus smash, followed by a signature bulky bellow of Afrojack music that pays testament to the title only with wrecking ball force. The depth of Afrojack’s latest drops are juxtaposed merely by an intermission from Miley, where the “Wrecking Ball” chorus plays mid-way for relief as the remix’s only trace of original hit.Posted by
The EDMpire that took Wall Street has been amassing growing companies of the Sillerman-coined “electronic music community” consistently over the past year, with intentions now far beyond the festival market after going public in October. SFX has recently increased ownership in ID&T to 100%, finalized a notorious planned acquisition of Made Event, and extended internationally with the collection of Germany’s i-Motion and Brazil’s Rock in Rio. Those gains, however, are only one facet of the all-encompassing EMC titan that SFX is en route to becoming. Already equipped with Beatport, Sillerman has recently strengthened digital content with Arc90, Tunezy, and Fame House.
Now SFX Entertainment is picking up another piece of the puzzle. A vital piece. Live event ticketing. Acquiring 75% of Paylogic, Sillerman’s grip now consists of one of Europe’s fastest growing ticketing companies, one that the CEO states “has consistently proven its ability to handle unprecedented ticket requests” after providing services for the inaugural TomorrowWorld in September. Valued at $22 million, Paylogic has sold over 20 million tickets to fans across the world, operating out of European offices and already handling ID&T events such as Mysteryland and Sensation, domestically.
Paylogic CCO, Jan Willem van der Meer, notes the opportunity to “further advance and develop the most optimal ticketing and data solutions for this market and beyond: web, mobile, and social.” He also says that SFX has a “strong vision” and the “partners, brands and strategy that can really make a difference.”
Due to become an integral piece of the unprecedented connective design that SFX aspires to frame with the electronic generation, the ticketing department is expected to be of the new generation model being set in place. On Paylogic’s role in SFX’s big picture, Robert Sillerman says it will be “invaluable to us as we connect the millions and millions of EMC fans to the content and events they love, and to each other through integrated social media.”
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Returning to his Revealed stomping grounds, Dannic finds himself atop this week’s list of premier electronic releases. This time on remix duties, he makes way for Mako, a young producer who’s been buzzing as an independent artist all year long. Together, they’re hitting fans with a high-spirited big room effort dubbed “Beam.” Vocals grace a subtle lead in a manner not indicative of its imminent magnification — or simply put, these two manage a main stage track without spoilers.
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With 2014 only weeks away, Rolling Stone visits this concluding year in music with the ranking of the 50 Best Albums of 2013. It’s been a strong year for electronic music, in terms of albums, as the genre as spawned more full-length records, while also raising the bar on quality, than in previous years.
Perhaps the most hyped release in all of music this year, Daft Punk‘s Random Access Memories is the standout electronic album on the list, ranking third only behind Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires of the City and Kanye West’s Yeezus (which has the duo credited twice in the top three due to their production on a bulk of the record.)
Next in line is another not-so-surprising list occupation. Disclosure‘s Settle ranks high amongst the year’s top offerings at number 13, coming ahead of top 20 commercial successes such as Drake’s Nothing Was The Same. A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold imprint also gets a nod, with rapper Danny Brown slotting in at 17.
Deeper in the shuffle, Avicii finds his debut album, True, toward the bank end ranking at 45. The positioning of his indisputable top-50 selection gives Avicii his fair shake, beating out albums from Franz Ferdinand and M.I.A.
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Widely regarded as the most in-demand and prominent electronic music festival across the globe, Tomorrowland is doubling up for its 10th anniversary festival in Boom. Sources in Belgium confirm permits have been issued revealing that the festival will expand to take place over two weekends. Slated for its annual July dates, Tomorrowland’s celebratory expansion follows suit of Ultra Music Festival’s back-to-back 2013 event. Given the efforts put into building the meticulous festival, along with the international demand and limited supply for tickets, the two-weekend expansion is a sensible move that will have fans around the world as the beneficiary to the mystery and allure of Tomorrowland. Organizers ID&T have yet to comment on the news, but more information should make way across the pond sooner than later.
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Over the course of the past five years, Wippenberg has made his mark with authentic progressive house, most notably on hits such as “Pong” and “Chakalaka.” But the veteran has been perfecting the craft of electronica production since the 1990s, and has historically avoided genre typecasting with unrestrained dance floor gems. Perhaps his most notable contribution had been 1995′s “Neuro Dancer,” his acid house-meets-hard trance record that remains one of the world’s most stipulated vinyls to date.
Resurrecting the namesake, Wippenberg brings his heralded tune back to life almost 20 years later with the release of “Neurodancer 2013.” The follow up from Doorn Records has the original’s thumping blend of acid and trance polished and warped around a progressive backbone. While the newest visit of “Neurodancer” has a “2013″ prefix, it remains true to the era in which the original was born as Wippenberg gives Doorn a modernly mastered effort without jeopardizing timelessness.
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