With the ground no longer vibrating beneath our feet and the beats done reverberating in our brains, it’s time for the Spring Awakening Day 2 round-up. With sets from Paul Oakenfold, Zeds Dead, Lucky Date and more, we could tell you about each set, each scream and each smile, but instead we’ve opted to tell you about the night based on what was left behind. We give you five things found on the ground at Spring Awakening this past Saturday.
Coming off day one of Bonnaroo with the likes of Araabmuzik and Paper Diamond, intensity looks to pick up in Tennessee with its Friday schedule. For electronic fans in particular, selections widen, but day two offers appeal even beyond a lengthy performance from Pretty Lights. By midnight, fans have already experimented and experienced opportunities to relax and enjoy Passion Pit, rap along with Wu-Tang clan, and witness a legend like Paul McCartney. By midnight, fans should be headed for an electronic after hours.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Claude VonStroke, Dirty South, Chuckie, and more.
Las Vegas isn’t the only place to be for fun in the sun during Memorial Day Weekend as Revel is officially opening the HQ Beach Club in Atlantic City. Over the course of the three day drinking holiday, the hotel will host eight different DJs including Armin van Buuren, Wolfgang Gartner, Laidback Luke, and New York City staple Boris. Whether you’re in search of euphoric trance, grinding electro, tribal beats, or a dirty dutch soundtrack all will be at your disposal at HQ Dayclub and Nightclub.
Tickets for the events go on sale this Thursday via Revel. Full schedule after the break.
Electro house mastermind Wolfgang Gartner in association with San Francisco’s Ruby Skye is invading Freeborn Hall at UC Davis in California on May 16th. Bringing along his protege and Kindergarten Records mainstay DallasK, the pair promises to deliver an experience that will shake the walls of Freeborn Hall with blistering electro from the genre’s most iconic producer. For our readers in the California area we’ve got tickets to giveaway, so hop past the break and enter now.
The lush green grass of The Empire Polo Club grounds swelled with half-naked twenty-somethings, bustling and buzzing like tributaries of people cutting through the crowd, flowing forth to the each of Coachella‘s six stages. The massive tents provided little relief from the desert’s sweltering heat, but underneath the Yuma tent, where Luciano would close that evening, was an air-conditioned safe haven. For those daring enough to brave the heat, the Sahara tent presented a spread of talent, including Boys Noize and Skrillex as the tandem Dog Blood. Our first day spent in Indio was defined by the Sahara and Yuma tents – and they will likely define the rest of our stay here.
If Wolfgang Gartner has proved anything in the last months, it’s that you can never predict what his next move will be. After releasing the irresistibly funky “Anaconda,” Wolfgang has previewed his next release: a progressive house production featuring the vocals of Danish pop star Medina. “Overdose” begins with signature high-pitched Gartner synths before quickly introducing an easy-going electro drop. The combination of Medina’s voice and the soothing progressive house overtone immediately evokes Deadmau5′s classic remix of Medina’s “You and I.” No word on the official release date yet.Posted by
Amidst the nearly incessant muttering of dance music fans who’ve become jaded by the industry’s so-called drought of creativity, there stands one man eager to quench the thirsts of those dejected. That man is Wolfgang Gartner, whose inaugural release of 2013 “Anaconda,” sees the prolific producer stepping outside of his electro house box for a twisted and impossibly funky offering – one that is reminiscent of his tracks of old. Unpredictable as always, Wolfgang pieces together a patchwork quilt of progressions and percussive flairs set to a backdrop of blaring sirens and a bouncy top line. Despite its slight departure, “Anaconda” is a Wolfgang Gartner production through and through, proving that it’s possible to maintain one’s sound while still changing styles.
Wolfgang Gartner has just tipped off fans with a preview of his latest release “Anaconda” due out March 5th. It’s a bit of a switch up for Joey; leaning less heavily on driving electro sounds of other recent releases and more on progressive and even trance-like padded synth work for its builds and breaks. Not all Wolfgang is lost — you can still hear those familiar high-pitched tones that have a certain way of sending a crowd into a frenzy. As always, it’s refreshing to see big name producers continuing to mix it up.Posted by
The annual Camp Bisco Festival has revealed its 2013 lineup. The event will return to Indian Lookout Country Club in upstate New York and for its 12th year taking place from July 11 through 13th. The lineup includes the festival’s founders and organizers The Disco Biscuts, alongside Bassnectar, Wolfgang Gartner, Boys Noize, and plenty more.
Camp Bisco has become one of the East Coast’s premiere camping festivals with its eclectic mixture of acts, amazing vibes, and great people. Look forward to nu-disco grooves from Areoplane, trap mosh pits with Baauer and RL Grime, long jam sessions with Lotus and STS9, and even big room electro from Tommy Trash.