San Diego’s LED Presents has announced the line up for their two-day New Year’s Eve event. The annual OMFG! celebration is 18+ and will take place from December 30th to 31st. Today, the event has released their official lineup and officially roots LED as a promoter to watch. The SoCal company has always placed a heavy emphasis on trap and trip hop style artists in their lineups, but there’s a new sense of variety coming from their holiday celebration roster. Boys Noize, Diplo, Madeon, Nervo, Laidback Luke, GTA, Nero, Feed Me, DJ Snake, Bro Safari, Henrix, Brazzabelle, Ookay, and Cole Plante will light up the San Diego arena and ring in 2014 with some of electronic music’s favorite tunes. With early bird tickets already sold out, pre-sale tickets are available here, so grab yours now before the next price hike.Posted by
Goldenvoice, the creators of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, have announced that they have entered a strategic partnership with LED — one of the largest music promoters in the San Diego. Since LED formed in 2009, they’ve been responsible for over 300 club nights and larger scale festival events in the San Diego area, including favorites like OMFG! NYE, Tramps Like Us, and my Life Every Day USA. Their events have featured headliners such as: Afrojack, Zedd, Wolfgang Gartner, Tommy Trash and many more. By the sound of it, the partnership will mean greater expansion for the LED brand from San Diego, to many more outlets in greater Southern California. Look for new events to pop up at the Shrine Auditorium, Nokia Theatre, Fonda Theatre and other music venues where Goldenvoice operates in the near future.Posted by
Tramps Like Us will be held in San Diego on Memorial Day Weekend (8/31 – 9/1).
Over the past three years, My Life Every Day, or LED Presents, has grown into San Diego’s leading dance music purveyor. While their New Years’ Eve show is renowned on its own, LED took the opportunity to capitalize on Memorial Day Weekend, throwing an all-out two day festival featuring A-Trak, Feed Me, Brodinski, Gesaffelstein, Axwell, Diplo, Martin Solveig and more. Dancing Astronaut was there to capture all the action of Day 1, from Digitalism, to Baauer, to A-Trak, to special guest Feed Me and French standouts Brodinski and Gesaffelstein. Click past the break for a full Day 1 review.
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