There was no shortage of New Year’s Eve events to choose from this year, but when the two day lineup for LED’s OMFG in San Diego was released, there was no question where I was going to spend my final days of 2012. With a behemoth lineup consisting of Jack Beats, Nervo, Calvin Harris, Nero, Dillon Francis, Hardwell, Zedd, Laidback Luke and more, OMFG boasted an astounding array of talent over its two day spread. While I would happily recount my experiences from all of these tremendous artists, no words can I spare from my descriptions of Nero and Hardwell’s sets. Click past the break for a full recap of both artists’ performances.
The first time we saw No Body perform, at the LED anniversary party in San Diego, we were blown away. It can’t be easy following Knife Party at 3AM, but Ruben and Kevin handled it with casual aplomb. These guys know how to drop a big-room beat, but they take their sweet time getting there, teasing the crowd with the kind of delicate, drawn-out builds that have you begging for bass. Are they San Diego’s finest resident DJs? In our eyes, most certainly yes.
No Body’s newest remix is of a track that we hold very dear to our hearts. Above & Beyond’s “Thing Called Love” is a trance anthem. If you’ve ever seen A&B drop it live, you know that it’s a spiritual experience — a transcendent piece of musical genius that’ll melt your heart and refresh your soul.
The remix maintains the original’s ethereal angst but adds a crunchy, big-room drop that’ll sate even the most rabid electro fans. Do your hard drive a favor and download it.
Above & Beyond – Thing Called Love (No Body Remix)Posted by
There is much debate within EDM circles about which subgenre is best. Bass heads argue that dubstep can’t be trumped — that there’s nothing better than sweat, filth, and wobble. Progressive housers say that life isn’t worth living without Avicii’s tinkling piano melodies. Minimal techno geeks insist that less is more. Trance fans vow that no other genre can create such sweeping metaphysical euphoria. Moombahton junkies maintain that moombah is the most fun to dance to.
At Dancing Astronaut, we believe it’s ridiculous to claim that one type of EDM is inherently better than the rest. We only have one criterion for music, and it applies to every genre: Is it done well? (more…)Posted by