We’ve seen (and interviewed) the Manufactured Superstars perform many times before, but after watching them at Identity Festival in Wantagh this Saturday, we can confirm that they are still entertaining as hell. Dressed in their astronaut suits — which we swear we have nothing to do with — they took to the Advent stage in the time slot right before the storm clouds opened up. Their equipment survived the rain that began to set in towards the end, but our cellphones survived, leaving us able to give you a recap of one of the day’s better sets.
“Where My Keys” premiered on Pete Tong’s Essential Mix two weeks ago, while this may not be a hard hitting bomb a la “Strobe” it has that space-like feel to it much like “HR 8938 Cephei“. This progressive tune meshes a few different lead synths and simmers it down with a chilled out bassline. Deadmau5 time and time again proves to us why he is an elite producer coming out with various types of EDM ranging all the way from dubstep to the coolest of progressive hits. Look for this and “Professional Griefers” to take over the scene in a relatively short period of time.
“My drug is the connection with the people” – David Guetta
David Guetta’s latest album, Nothing But The Beat, hits the stores on August 30th in North America. Tracks such as “Lunar” and “Sunshine” will be featured on it, as well as others from top DJs like Avicii and Afrojack. There have been some rumblings about the bridge made between house culture and “urban” culture and if Guetta himself has been “selling out.” After watching this trailer, we can safely tell you to shut your mouths. This man may single-handedly be the reason for house arriving to the forefront of pop culture, and it is time we gave him due credit.
RSVP for the facebook screening here.
Global Premiere: Late August (no specific date confirmed)
Facebook Digital Premiere: Late October
The September 4th Identity Festival show originally scheduled to take place at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernadino has been moved to the Palladium in Hollywood. As of now, no specific reason for the move has been given, but we doubt too many folks will complain as most San Bernadino EDM events usually attract the LA crowd anyway. The official statement reads, “With the holiday weekend commute and traffic expected we decided it was best to be in the thick of Hollywood for IDENTITY in its inaugural year.” If you havent bought tickets for the Los Angeles show on September 4th, they are still available here.
Well we know that Alesso is on a roll, even before the release of his new single “Calling” (with Ingrosso) he gives us another teaser of his “Good Love” remix. This has a similar big room feel and such a sensual sound, Alesso is really developing his own style. We fully expect upcoming tracks to be described as “Alesso influenced” in the very near future, look for Alesso and Avicii to be in the upper rungs of the EDM world.
Via: Soundcloud (Alesso)
Hot off the release of its debut album, Welcome Reality, Nero came to Identity Festival at Jones Beach ready to blow the speakers out at the Dim Mak stage. As throngs of concertgoers huddled underneath the Monster Energy Drink tent, the true dubstep fans — the ones that would never wear a “Lets Dub to Fuck Step” shirt — braved the rain and enjoyed what was arguably the best performance of the day on the Dim Mak Stage.
Look for Max Vangeli’s August podcast to climb to the top of the iTunes chart with a special guest appearance from arguably the biggest name in the game – Tiesto. Fast forward to about 33 minutes to hear what we think what is the highlight of this podcast AN21 & Max Vangeli vs. Tiesto – People Of The Night. Yes, we know what you are thinking. ANTHEM. Grab the podcast on iTunes (link below) and be sure to check the tracklist after the jump.
Check out this preview Sidney put up on his Facebook on Tuesday. Shot at Surrender Las Vegas, this video shows the Dutch mega-DJ and his hip-hop counterpart Lil Jon drop their upcoming single. The track features a progressively more electronic synth on every drop. We think it’s a banger, but could probably do without Lil Jon’s commentary. Thoughts?
Release: September 5 on Rock The Houze
Wynter Gordon planted herself in the house scene by appearing alongside Laidback Luke at many shows in order to perform “Dirty Talk“. Earlier this year her single “Till Death” got a heavy dose of EDM variety by getting remixed by DJ’s who covered the entire spectrum. Fareoh follows up his bootleg of Calvin Harris’ “Flashback” with a lead synth filled remix of Wynter’s “Buy My Love”. You can see the talent oozing out of this NYC native (who is still a teenager by the way), we cannot wait to see what he has in store for the future.
Via: Beat My Day
Swedish House Mafia took to Twitter earlier this week to announce its “biggest news ever” with a link to the cryptic website, www.230911.com. In typical SHM fashion, the site is currently nothing more than the 3 SHM spotlights and the date 9 / 23 / 11. That’s was supposed to be the day of the trio’s take-over of Pete Tong’s Essential Selection, but it looks like that has been moved up to the 16th. The BBC Radio 1 DJ confirmed 9/16 on Twitter within hours of SHM’s announcement. Anyone who can put 2 and 2 together will realize that the Radio 1 takeover and big news are interrelated. Just how interrelated is the question.