We caught a glimpse of Amon Tobin’s live show, ISAM, earlier this year in the desert and were blown away by his visual production. ISAM 2.0 has finally been revealed — and it is bigger and better than before. The production takes the viewer through a physical journey through the last frontier. The Brazilian producer dons an astronaut suit as he transports the audience through his unpredictable lights and sounds. Visual productions of this caliber such as Richie Hawtin’s Plastikman Live and Deadmau5′s Professional Griefers, only further solidify electronic music in today’s music ecosystem. Although we do love the intimacy of underground shows, we can only hope that more artists embrace the creation of a comprehensive experience as the rise of electronic music allows more freedom for experimentation. The upgraded 2.0 will be touring this fall, so don’t miss out on a chance to experience his show at least once. Get your tickets here.
Nom De Strip has collaborated with a series of awesome artists like Chris Lake, LA Riots, Bart B More, and TJR and now he’s done it again — this time with Hot Mouth. The funky, feel good vibes emanating from “Wear The Trousers” are almost too much to handle…almost. If you’re as in a need of a Tuesday afternoon pick me up as we are, look no further. Plus, the track is a freebie so there’s no excuse not to check it out.
Over the years, Made Event — with its Sunday School moniker — have built a reputation for throwing some of the craziest parties with impressively elaborate line ups. This year, Luciano returns to the Sunday School Grove — Vagabundos party in tow. Vagabundos is Luciano’s party brand, which began with his residency at Pacha Ibiza in 2010 and has since made stops all across the globe. He is a true master of crossing the boundaries between techno and house, and his unique style of music is sexy and extravagant enough to get any party going. With music of the finest quality and energy and vibes at profoundly unmatched levels, this occasion is an unmissable one. (more…)
Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso, Otto Knows getting ‘Mixed Up’ at Nassau Coliseum and Pier 94 on October 27
We’ve been trying to un-mix the clues for the upcoming ‘Mixed Up’ Halloween extravaganza, and now we have official confirmation on just what Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso, and Otto Knows have in store. The trio will be playing simultaneous shows in New York on the night of October 27th, splitting their time between Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum and New York City’s Pier 94. To make that happen, the talent will be shuttled via helicopter between the two venues throughout the evening. The event marks a huge return to NY for Ingrosso after his massive EDC New York and Roseland Ballroom shows, and will go up against the inaugural Sensation America crowd — only this event is 18+ (as opposed to 21+). Ticket presales begin Thursday August 23rd at 12 Noon EST, at http://iammixedup.com/, with a full general sale coming Friday. More information as we get it.
Unlike EDC NY, Electric Zoo 2012 comes out swinging on Friday with an eclectic collection of talent for fans of every genre. The Fool’s Gold Clubhouse boasts a massive line up of high energy dance music from A-Trak, Tommy Trash and Dillon Francis. For trance fans, Above & Beyond bring Group Therapy to New York City while Luciano and the Vagabundos crew dominate the Sunday School Grove with deep house beats. The Main Stage features David Guetta, Laidback Luke, Hardwell and Nicky Romero but the real star here is Derek Vincent Smith aka Pretty Lights – a unique, but well deserved, choice for the Main Stage headliner at New York City’s largest festival.
Check out our editor’s picks for Day 1 of Electric Zoo 2012 after the break.
If Mondays don’t make you tired, then you probably haven’t been reading DA. There was such an absurd amount of new music, previews, and news that we had a hard time keeping you up to date. If you are feeling a little overwhelmed, we took the liberty of grouping the most important news and everything we missed into a single post. Jump past the break for DA’s Best of the Rest.
Less than a week after we brought you the extended rip via Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, Feed Me has formally released his latest effort, “Little Cat Steps.” The London-based producer incorporates a pounding electronic bassline complimented by a consortium of wobbles, scratches, and progressive synth play that makes this track a formidable follow-up to his Escape from Electric Mountain EP. Check out the rip below and head over to Beatport to pick up the full-length from mau5trap Records.
Time passes fast when you’re having fun, and just like that, we have arrived at the end of another glorious summer season. What better way to end the summer with a bang than by doing Labor Day Weekend right?
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ull list of options available to you this year. And trust us — there are many.
A couple of years ago it seemed as if Basto had released a couple of solid tracks like “Again and Again” and “Gregory’s Theme,” which still sounded like most piano based tracks. This year Basto has proved his tremendous production versatility on “I Rave You” then “Bonny,” both containing Basto’s earlier signature sounds but on steroids. “Bonny” begins with a dark electro house build up before leading into playful chord progressions reminiscent of a Zedd track. As for the drop, lets just say Basto has created another jaw dropper, which will simply make crowds go bonkers. Take a listen for yourself and don’t forget to grab your copy off beatport asap.
Just when you thought there was no kind of venue that couldn’t be home to a music festival, someone comes up with something even crazier. Six Flags Great Adventure will become home to the ‘Electric Adventure’ music festival on October 6, in a one-off concert headlined by
Alesso and Arty. The show was inspired by a similar event Dash Berlin played at Six Flags Mexico City, and amusement park reps say that they hope to “make the park appealing to different audience segments” through the experience. Tickets for the event will go on sale this Friday, August 28th at Wantickets, Ticketmaster, and AreaEvent, and include full admission to the park and its various experiences. There’s no word on other amusement park festivals in the works, but if this one works out, you’ll probably see more of them come next summer.