Stuck at home Memorial Day Weekend? Rained out on the East Coast? Marquee Las Vegas has the solution to all your problems (well, kind of). The night and day clubs will be streaming the Benny Benassi,Arty,Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and more live from the day club via Be-At.tv. While it may not be as exciting as spending the weekend surrounded by models and bottles in the City of Sin, it’s a much better time than grilling hot dogs by your parents’ above ground pool.
In days 1 and 2 of the sixth annual International Music Summit in Ibiza, the dance music industry conglomerated to reflect on the status of music, posit the future, and award the best of the past. After a brief introduction by the IMS partners (including Pete Tong and Danny Whittle), the group moved right into the IMS Business Report which, much to everyone’s liking, showed that from 2011 to 2012, there has been a 36% growth in the sale of dance/electronic tracks, higher than any other genre by far.
The word “techno” has certainly taken on its fair share of interpretations in the course of its history. It is undeniably culturally significant not only to devotees of electronic music, but also to understanding the trajectory of the world’s sonic history as we know it. As the new generation of dance music lovers, we owe it to ourselves to understand the places from which we came. When considering techno, the first thing to grasp is just how closely the city of Detroit must be tied to this music’s beginnings and although techno may have rocketed into European sensibilities much more quickly than it ever could in the US, the heart and soul of the music has always lay in America’s Motor City, Detroit.
Moonrise Festival, scheduled to be held on June 8th and 9th in Baltimore, Maryland, has just been canceled by Steez Promo. According to a statement made on the festival’s Facebook page the final permit needed to authorize the event could not be obtained, forcing the festival to cancel its bass-heavy weekend. Not all hope is lost however, there may still be some secondary shows at smaller venues throughout the weekend featuring Moonrise artists.
All tickets will be refunded through Ticketfly. Read the statement after the break.
Launched in 2000 by ID&T, the Sensation brand has grown to become the largest global dance music event in the world – to date over 80 Sensation events have been held worldwide. Last year marked the first time the iconic event would touch down on American soil, selling out in minutes and transforming Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn in a sea of white for two days in late October. This fall Sensation returns for an extended US tour, bringing its alabaster aesthetics to a much larger American audience as it invades San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas and Miami.
In order to alleviate the stress of grabbing a ticket, Sensation is offering a special promotion for fans to become Club Members. As a member, fans will receive access to exclusive pre-sale information and updates on Sensation. Sign up today, registration is simple and early ticket access is guaranteed.
This Memorial Day Weekend will be EDC Chicago’s inaugural debut and the first Electric Daisy Carnival to feature a full camping experience. For those of you heading to the landmark event, EDC Chicago has released the set times for this weekend.
Now celebrating its 10th year, the Rehab pool party at the Hard Rock Hotel was the first of its kind on the Vegas strip. In celebration of its 10-year anniversary and Insomniac’s EDC-week the iconic pool party brand has teamed up with HARD to bring a heavy electro aesthetic to its history of poolside debauchery. On Sunday, June 23rd from 10am – 6pm, HARD’s pool party will feature Boys Noize, Fatboy Slim, Claude VonStroke, Jacques Lu Cont, Alex Metric, Destructo and Oliver. In typical HARD fashion the lineup establishes a much less commercial appeal than many of its competitors – opting instead to feature some of the most talented and cutting edge artists in electronica.
When EDC NY’s lineup was initially released, there was an outcry that the lineup didn’t stack up to its Las Vegas cousin. What it may lack in big names (although there are still quite a few) it more than makes up for by providing an experience that is curated for diversity. Bass music is heavily represented this year with Figure and others finding refuge in the Basspod, a hardstyle closing set by Headhunterz is destined to be one of the most talked about experiences of the festival; second only to Saturday’s grand finale – a Carl Cox and Loco Dice b2b set. For something experimental, Art Department’s Jonny White and Kenny Glasgow will be curating a strangely emotive dance experience before The Bloody Beetroots Live unleash a wall of distortion to close the Circuit Grounds. Steve Angello steps up to the plate with a newfound creative freedom, following the launch of his new label and Essential Mix while Maceo Plex, who emerged out of the shadows as a ghost producer to powerful deep house presence, converts a new army of faithfuls. There is no lack of big room presence either, with Eric Prydz, Afrojack, Nicky Romero, Thomas Gold and more bringing the the mainstage action EDC is known for.
Last year Electric Daisy Carnival New York took over Met Life stadium for 3 days in East Rutherford, NJ allowing patrons to dance on the same field that the NY Giants and NY Jets play. This year EDC NY embraced its namesake and set up shop at Citi Field in Queens, home of the constantly underperforming New York Mets. With baseball season in full swing – pun intended – questions were raised as to whether or not the festival would be held within the ballpark. As it turns out EDC NY will occupy the parking lots just outside of the field with 4 stages, the Wide Awake Art Car and Neon Garden as the only true arena-type structure at the event.
In two days the Electric Daisy Carnival will descend on Citi Field in Queens, bringing with it a lineup featuring some of the best names in techno and tech house. In celebration of New York’s embrace of the darker side of dance music, Marquee New York and M-nus will be hosting an exclusive afterparty with the legendary Richie Hawtin on Friday, May 17th. With support from New York residents Sleepy & Boo, the revered techno legend will bring his technical expertise and artful production talents to New York City’s newest and most extravagant club.