Spring Awakening is set to return to Chicago’s Soldier Field this June, building on last year’s success and covering not two but three days, all while holding its own amongst the city’s packed summer festival schedule. With big names like Calvin Harris, Paul Oakenfold, and Boys Noize and 100-some other top acts besides, we’ve compiled the artists we simply can’t miss to help you solve the quandary of so many artists, so little time.
As if their debut album Welcome Reality wasn’t cinematic enough, Nero have concocted a haunting, orchestral composition for Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, The Great Gatsby. “Into The Past” is a gorgeously dark production, making use of foreboding reverb, sparsely placed kicks and snares, and ethereal vocals from Alana Watson to craft quite the visceral experience. When combined with the emotional absorption of a full-feature blockbuster, the power of Nero’s “Into the Past” on the big screen will undoubtedly be cathartic. The official soundtrack for The Great Gatsby is due out May 7th on Interscope Records, including “Into The Past” and unreleased material from Florence + the Machine, Jay-Z and more.Posted by
Avicii and Diplo: two dance music extraordinaires that took 2012 by storm — enough so to earn prestigious Grammy nominations. From the year’s biggest productions to sold-out performances around the world, each proved to be standout entertainers and representatives of the mainstream-crossover jig. Thomas Pentz and Tim Berg — as listed by The Recording Academy — have occupied Hollywood this past week to prepare for what they anticipate will be a historic evening . So how are the guys gearing up for the 55th Annual Grammy show? Click below the break to find out.
Skrillex, Diplo, Kaskade, Tommy Trash and Nero have teamed up with (RED) to bring fans a Grammy’s pre-party called DANCE (RED), SAVE LIVES on February 8th. The mostly invite-only event will be held at a secret location in Los Angeles and will benefit the Global Fund to Fight AIDS. DANCE (RED), SAVE LIVES offers a uniquely intimate setting for audience. If you’re interested in getting a more up-close and personal experience you can bid on the meet and greet package. The highest bidders wins the opportunity to meet dubstep heavy-weight Skrillex.
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When I think Nero Essential Mix, I think “instant classic.” This Essential Mix from back in 2010 was undoubtedly the catalyst to Nero’s rising star in the UK dubstep scene and beyond. This was Nero pre-Welcome Reality. The mix starts off bass-heavy with the now hugely legendary Flux Pavilion remix of “Cracks” and their own remix of Plan B‘s “The Recluse” and moves into French electro like Alan Braxe, Kavinsky, and Thomas Bangalter. Nero sprinkle in many of their own originals and showcase basically every huge name in dubstep and DnB: Skrillex, Chase and Status, Netsky, Doctor P, Feed Me, Sub Focus, and Magnetic Man just to start. Kick start your Monday morning with this one and lap up one of the best Essential Mixes from any genre in recent years.
Hosted by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and UK-based management group Three Six Zero, the second annual benefit concert for the Children’s Orthopedic Center in West Hollywood will be headlined by everyone’s favorite rodent, Deadmau5. The post-Grammy afterparty sold out last year, raising over $150,000 when Joel performed alongside Rihanna and Calvin Harris, and hopes to do the same in 2013, on February 10th. This year the mau5 is headlining alongside Crookers and Nero with more artists yet to be announced.
Tickets for the event are $264 and available now via Live Nation. For those with a little bit more money to spend, VIP Diamond tickets can be purchased for $564 dollars and will include an open bar, access to the “Diamond Lounge,” limited edition swag, and additional amenities.
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Fresh off an announcement of their incredible residency roster, Wynn Las Vegas has announced the lineup for their take over of the Park City Live venue in Park City, Utah. Scheduled to coincide with the famed film festival, Wynn’s lineup will feature dance music all stars, Afrojack, Avicii, Cedric Gervais and Nero – all of whom will be spinning at the famed club throughout the weekend.
Hop past the break for the official event schedule and more info.
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.
Trance and progressive house producers Maor Levi and Ilan Bluestone have just released a free download of their take on Nero’s “Guilt.” The track is the third single from the dubstep production team’s 2011 seminal work Welcome Reality. This seems to be on-trend with some of Maor’s more recent fusions of trance and bass-heavier genres (hint: his podcast is called Moar Bass) but this is a little bit of a departure for Ilan, who has been highlighting his skill in progressive trance compositions like “Capetown” and “Namaste.” We caught a teaser of this track back in February, but the full free download is now available for you below.
Dance music’s presence in last year’s Grammy awards was undeniable, marking the first time a DJ had been nominated for the Best New Artist category. The DJs and producers who were big in our world had finally crossed over into mainstream relevance by way of Skrillex’s five nominations and three wins. This year, Skrillex received three nods, each in the categories he won last year. Diplo’s nomination for Best Producer is also an accolade that is long overdue. Only three highly-recognizable dance music artists were nominated in 2012, but this time around there’s a much healthier selection.
Click below the jump to find out who made the cut and in which categories — prepare to be surprised.