The ever evolving Tiesto has just put his spin on Zedd's newest, Stay The Night, which features Hayley Williams of Paramore. While I love Zedd and think everything that he touches is gold, Stay The Night was not up there with my favorites. Great track, just not the same umph we are used to from such a kinetic DJ.
Tiesto breathes new life into this track and really pushes the hard hitting electro sound, doing away with a lot of Zedd's beautifully constructed melodies. This is one instance where I am actually ok with that. Check out Tiesto's take on Stay The Night now, and purchase the deluxe version of "Clarity" now on iTunes.
Just as Zedd announces on Twitter that Clarity (Feat. Foxes) has gone #1 on US radio, he releases another guaranteed hit. As you can see from his Twitter below, Stay The Night, his newest single featuring Haley Williams of Paramore, has already hit #8 on the US radio charts.
Zedd is a force to be reckoned with, and every day he proves more and more of what he can do. From producing for everyone from Justin Bieber to Lady Gaga, and putting out his own record, which I think might have been the best of the year, he really shows incredible depth and versatility. It also doesn't really need to be mentioned, but this is a DJ who is in it for the long haul.
Check out Stay The Night below and make sure to pre-order the deluxe edition of his incredible record Clarity that contains this, and a few other bonus tracks. It is out September 24th on iTunes. Stay The Night is out now.
HARD EVENTS—the world-renowned event and festival producer recognized for landmark festivals such as HARD Day of the Dead and the three-day electronic music cruise Holy Ship!!!—has today (April 23) announced the full line-up for the 2013 edition of HARD SUMMER, Los Angeles’ biggest summertime music event. Returning this year for its sixth annual edition as a two-day festival Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 at Los Angeles State Historic Park in downtown Los Angeles, HARD SUMMER will feature performances from leading artists in the electronic and hip-hop worlds, including Knife Party, Justice (DJ Set), Duck Sauce, Dog Blood, Bassnectar, Empire of the Sun, 2 Chainz, Zedd, Crystal Castles, Baauer, Dillon Francis, Azealia Banks and many more.
The complete line up for HARD SUMMER is:
SATURDAY AUGUST 3
KNIFE PARTY | DUCK SAUCE | DOG BLOOD
FLUX PAVILION | FLYING LOTUS | 2 CHAINZ
SBTRKT (DJ SET) | DISCLOSURE | TNGHT | TOMMY TRASH | KILL THE NOISE |
RL GRIME | ALVIN RISK | JUST BLAZE | OLIVER
DESTRUCTO | JULIO BASHMORE | DUKE DUMONT | TJR | ALEX METRIC
RYAN HEMSWORTH | BONDAX | KEYS N’ KRATES | XXYYXX
GREEN LANTERN | DANIEL AVERY | PHIL KIERAN | JEROME LOL
SAMO SOUND BOY | DVBBS
SUNDAY AUGUST 4
JUSTICE (DJ SET) | BASSNECTAR | EMPIRE OF THE SUN
ZEDD | CRYSTAL CASTLES | BAAUER | DILLON FRANCIS | AZEALIA BANKS
GESAFFELSTEIN | MR. OIZO | BUSY P | FLOSSTRADAMUS
BREAKBOT | CLAUDE VONSTROKE | BRODINSKI
RUDIMENTAL (LIVE) | JUSTIN MARTIN | EATS EVERYTHING | CLOCKWORK
PAPER DIAMOND | J. PHLIP | FRENCH FRIES | FEADZ
SO ME | GORGON CITY | JUSTIN JAY | GLADIATOR
To announce this year’s lineup, HARD EVENTS has unleashed a specially created trailer video featuring the HARD SUMMER Dawgs, a pack of playful pups styled after some favorite HARD SUMMER 2013 artists. The video shows images of Justice as punk rock pooches, a fabulous canine Bassnectar, a hip-hop hound as 2 Chainz, a dapper doggy Gesaffelstein and of course the pup duo of Dog Blood, plus more. Watch the HARD SUMMER 2013 official trailer here:
Directed by Agata Alexander, whose credits include past work with Marilyn Manson, Black Light Burns, Five Finger Death Punch, Clint Mansell and many more, the HARD SUMMER 2013 official trailer was shot in Los Angeles and features over 25 dogs. “Skrillex always calls his friends ‘dogs’ on Twitter,” explains Alexander about the idea behind the video. “I figured it would be cool to take it literally. Many of these acts have signature looks so I thought it would be fun to adapt those traits into the canine world. When Dog Blood came along, it was just too perfect to ignore.”
HARD SUMMER will also serve as the only U.S. stop of the Ed Banger 10-Year Anniversary Tour with the Ed Banger 10th Anniversary Stage featuring Justice (DJ set), Breakbot Live, BUSY.P Ed Banger Megamix, Feadz, Mr. Oizo, So Me and special guest Brodinski. HARD SUMMER will also host the Dirtybird Players Stage featuring Claude VonStroke and members of his Dirtybird Records crew.
This year, HARD SUMMER will expand the festival running times for each day by adding four extra hours per day, starting from noon and ending at midnight Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4. The festival will host four stages featuring the world’s best electronic music today.
Since launching in 2008, HARD SUMMER has become the largest ticketed music festival in the city of Los Angeles, expanding as a two-day event last year for the first time in the festival’s 6-year history. In 2012, the festival drew over 50,000 party goers to downtown Los Angeles for high-octane performances from the likes of Skrillex, Bloc Party, Miike Snow (Live), Boys Noize, Bloody Beetroots (DJ set), NERO (Live), Magnetic Man, Squarepusher, James Murphy, Little Dragon and many more.
It's almost time....... Los Angeles State Historic Park will host Swedish House Mafia’s highly-anticipated Masquerade Motel concert event on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th! This massive show will feature Swedish House Mafia’s final West Coast performances as well as an all-star lineup of special guests including Nero, Alesso, Zedd, An21, Max Vangeli and much more.
The Saturday show is sold-out and tickets are going fast for the Friday performance. Given the very large fan turnout anticipated – up to 70,000 people over the course of both days -- park and city officials strongly urge fans to take note of the following information:
ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID MISSING ANY OF THE SHOW! With such a high attendance expected fans that don’t plan on getting to the venue early stand a great risk of missing the concert.
Doors will open at 2 PM. The show will start at 3:30 PM. Detailed set times are listed below
Metro is a great way to get to the show, and is free for all ticketholders (on day of show). Why drive when you can ride! Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) service is a convenient alternative, and is free for all Masquerade Motel ticketholders on show day. All fans need is their concert ticket (a receipt will suffice for Metro riders picking up tickets at will call).
Getting there is easy on the Metro Gold Line. Fans can take the Gold Line to the Chinatown Station (901 N Spring St, Los Angeles 90012) and then walk a short distance to the Los Angeles Historic State Park. Fans can also take the Blue Line, Red Line subway or the new Expo Line to connect. The Chinatown Station adjacent to the park is served by Metro Bus lines 81, 83 and 84.
Trains run every 12 minutes throughout the day and every 20 minutes after 7 p.m. The last train northbound to Pasadena-bound stations departs the Chinatown Station at 2:14 a.m. The last train southbound to Little Tokyo and East L.A. stations departs the Chinatown Station at 2:05 a.m. and connects to the last Red Line train at Union Station at 2:12 a.m. The last southbound train to Union Station departs at 2:33 a.m. Plan your best route using the Trip Planner at metro.net. A map showing Metro routes and parking locations is included below.
For fans driving to the venue, heavy traffic and congested streets are anticipated at and around the venue for this show. Arrive at venue early to help avoid traffic delays. Fans are encouraged to check traffic patterns before getting on the road in order to plan their route. Go to: www.sigalert.com and www.511.com.
Since there are multiple routes to L.A. State Historic Park by car, fans need to take note of directional signage and freeway message boards. Los Angeles Department of Transportation and the Los Angeles Police Department will deploy throughout the area and will update freeway signage to help direct fans to the venue as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Carpooling is strongly encouraged. The small difference between four versus three people riding per car results in thousands of fewer vehicles on the road, greatly streamlining traffic and parking, not to mention reducing harmful exhaust emissions. Plus, carpooling offers attendees a lower-cost option.
While L.A. State Historic Park does not have any parking on-site, several public lots are located nearby.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early and catch a screening of the Swedes’ 2010 documentary Take One in the Masquerade Motel Ballroom. Filmed over the course of 2 years, 253 gigs and 15 countries by directors Christian Larson and Henrik Hanson, Take One offers fans an unprecedented look at Swedish House Mafia on stage and behind the scenes. Fans can also enjoy free popcorn while watching the movie.
In addition to enjoying Take One and getting earlier entry to the show, early arriving fans will get a first look at tour merchandise. Restrooms will also be available at various locations immediately outside the venue prior to doors.
Let's break it down a little simpler -- IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
-- Arrive early Doors open at 2 PM. The show will start at 3:30 PM and will end at 12 midnight.
-- 18+ Event / 21+ to drink Fans must have a government issued photo ID
-- Go Metro for Free! Masquerade Motel guests ride for free with their concert ticket (on day of show). Metro
service available at adjacent Chinatown station. Multiple bus lines stop nearby as well. Go to
www.metro.net for more details.
-- Parking L.A. Historic Park does not have parking on-site. However, several public lots are located nearby.
-- Carpool (minimum 4 per car suggested) Fewer cars on the road = less congestion and pollution. Making
a better experience for everyone.
-- Taxi drop off At intersection of Alameda and Alpine
-- ADA Seating available (adjacent to Room 101)
-- Prohibited & Permitted Items A detailed list of what fans can and cannot bring on-site is enclosed below
-- For More Details Go to http://www.swedishhousemafia.com/masquerademotel/
-- Our giveaway winners will receive be hearing their great news TOMORROW
Masquerade Motel Set Times (subject to change): MARCH 8TH:
SHM 10:00 - 12:00am
Alesso 8:00 – 9:30pm
Otto Knows 6:30 – 8:00pm
Mat Zo 5:00 – 6:30pm
Third Party 3:30 – 5:00pm
NERO DJ Set 8:30 – 10:00pm
Sub Focus 7:00 – 8:00pm
Clockwork 5:30 – 7:00pm
Monsta 4:30 – 5:30pm
Take One (SHM Movie) 3:30 – 4:20pm
Doors Open 2:00pm
Swedish House Mafia have released new information for their massive 2-day 'Masquerade Motel' in Los Angeles on March 8th and 9th just weeks before their hotly anticipated 'One Last Tour' hits stateside. Masquerade Motel serves as the Los Angeles stop for One Last Tour and promises to an epic event not to be missed. 35,000 fans a day will come together at the Los Angeles Historic Park with the Swedes and an all-star line-up spread over two stages. March 8th will bring Alesso, Otto Knows, Mat Zo and Third Party to the main stage and Nero (DJ Set), Sub Focus, Clockwork and Monsta to The Ballroom. On March 9th, The Swedes will be joined again by Alesso on the main stage along with Zedd, AN21 & Max Vangeli & No ID with Sub Focus, Style of Eye, Clockwork and Monsta returning to The Ballroom.
Just recently, a new site map of the festival was revealed so that Masquerade Motel guests can explore the motel along with a brand new trailer:
Fans can now purchase or upgrade existing GA tickets to a VIP package, aka know as “The Penthouse” which offers an exclusive entrance into the venue, VIP viewing area, private bathrooms, upgraded bar menu and a free mask. VIP packages go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, January 31st at 10am PST. The VIP package is $175.00 or $75.00 to upgrade from an existing GA ticket. All Masquerade Motel guests can also receive free METRO rides to and from the festival with their ticket. METRO riders will need to have at their receipt if picking up tickets at will call. Red, Blue, Gold and Expo lines all go to Union Station, which is a short walk to the festival entrance on College St. between Spring St. and Main St. For the best route or more info, visit the metro trip planner (www.metro.net) or call (323) GO METRO (323.446.3876). Also just added to the festival is a screening of the Swedes 2010 documentary “Take One” which was filmed over the course of 2 years, 253 gigs and 15 countries by director Christian Larson and Henrik Hanson.
Keeping it going... Just last week, Swedish House Mafia announced that a 2nd ticket auction would be held for their Black Tie Rave charity event being held Feb. 28th at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom. The newly released tickets will be up for auction starting this Friday, February 1st at 10am EST via Ticketmaster with proceeds going to support Save the Children’s initiative to ensure the safety and well-being of all children in America, where nearly one in four lives in poverty. In the wake of the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14th, the organization is calling for a National Commission on Children that will address the issues of violence, mental health and poverty. The first round of tickets were auctioned off in December and with under a third of the tickets sold, an astonishing $447,000 was raised for the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund in support of hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
It was also confirmed that Pete Tong will fly in to support Swedish House Mafia at this special event alongside Carl Kennedy!
Anticipation for One Last Tour has been building stateside since the dates were announced last year. The originally announced U.S. dates all sold out in minutes causing the group to add multiple shows. The tour has become one of the biggest tours of the year and is the group’s most extensive outing ever. Most shows are now sold out however fans can still purchase tickets for shows on Feb. 17th in San Francisco and March 8th Masquerade Motel in Los Angeles.
The full line up for One Last Tour was revealed last week. Armand Van Helden will play his first NYC gig in five years when he joins the Swedes at Madison Square Garden on March 1st alongside the Legendary Pete Tong. Pete Tong and Carl Kennedy will play with Swedish House Mafia at their Feb. 28th Black Tie Rave charity event and Tong will also open for the Swedes at Barclay’s Center on March 2nd. AN21, Anthony Atalla, Max Vangeli, NO_ID and Otto Knows will all open on select dates throughout the tour (full listing below).
The massive outing started in November in Dubai and has made stops throughout India, Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, South Africa and will visit Australia and Mexico before reaching the states Feb. 13th. The North American leg will hit San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, NYC, LA and Miami. It. was announced last month that the final curtain call for One Last Tour will happen at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, marking a significant milestone in the group’s career together. Ultra is where Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso played their first festival headline in North America. They will play both the opening night of the festival on March 15th and the closing on March 24th in what is sure to be an emotional farewell to the group’s millions of fans across the globe and promises to create unrivalled memories for fans and the group alike. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
One Last Tour North American Dates:
FEB 8TH FORO ALTERNO – GUADALAJARA (Otto Knows Opening)
FEB 9TH FORO SOL – MEXICO CITY (Otto Knows Opening)
FEB 13TH BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM - SAN FRANCISCO (AN21 & Max Vangeli Opening)
FEB 14TH BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM - SAN FRANCISCO (AN21 & Max Vangeli Opening)
FEB 15TH BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM - SAN FRANCISCO (Otto Knows Opening)
FEB 16TH BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM - SAN FRANCISCO (NO_ID Opening)
FEB 17TH BILL GRAHAM CIVIC AUDITORIUM - SAN FRANCISCO (NO-ID Opening)
FEB 20TH UNITED CENTER - CHICAGO (Anthony Atalla Opening)
FEB 22ND ROGERS CENTER – TORONTO (Otto Knows Opening)
FEB 23RD ROGERS CENTER – TORONTO (Otto Knows Opening)
FEB 27TH BELL CENTRE – MONTREAL (AN21 Opening)
FEB 28TH HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM “BLACK TIE RAVE” BENEFIT – NEW YORK (Pete Tong and Carl Kennedy Opening)
MAR 1ST MADISON SQUARE GARDEN - NEW YORK (Armand Van Helden, Pete Tong Opening)
MAR 2ND BARCLAY'S CENTER - NEW YORK (Pete Tong Opening)
MAR 3RD BARCLAY'S CENTER - NEW YORK (Otto Knows Opening)
MAR 4TH BARCLAY'S CENTER - NEW YORK (AN21 Opening)
MAR 8TH MASQUERADE MOTEL @ LA STATE HISTORIC PARK - LA
MAR 9TH MASQUERADE MOTEL @ LA STATE HISTORIC PARK - LA
Masquerade Motel Set Times: MARCH 8TH:
Mainstage: SHM 10:00 - 12:00am
Alesso 8:00 – 9:30pm
Otto Knows 6:30 – 8:00pm
Mat Zo 5:00 – 6:30pm
Third Party 3:30 – 5:00pm
The Ballroom: NERO DJ Set 8:30 – 10:00pm
Sub Focus 7:00 – 8:00pm
Clockwork 5:30 – 7:00pm
Monsta 4:30 – 5:30pm
Take One (SHM Movie) 3:30 – 4:20pm
Doors Open 2:00pm
The Ballroom: Sub Focus 8:30 – 10:00pm
Style Of Eye 7:00 – 8:00pm
Clockwork 5:30 – 7:00pm
Monsta 4:30 – 5:30pm
Take One (SHM Movie) 3:30 – 4:20pm
Doors Open 2:00pm
AS IF ALL THAT WASN'T ENOUGH... Our amazing friends over at Live Nation have given us the awesome opportunity to give away 4 free tickets to each day of Masquerade Motel - taking place March 8 and 9 at the Los Angeles Historic Park! All you have to do is email us at email@example.com with your most clever sentence/phrase using only words from track titles of SHM themselves. Winners will be announced the week of the show, good luck!!
I brought you his debut album a while back, and now I bring you the latest masterpiece from Zedd. His newest video is an acoustic version of his album's title track, Clarity (Feat. Foxes). This simplified version is nothing short of spectacular. This track showcases not only his incredible talent and creativity in music, but also his extreme versatility as a rising producer. Not much else needs to be said for this one, hit play immediately, and unwind.
I just want to apologize for sleeping on this so long. I also apologize for the lengthy, and detailed review you are about to receive. It is not often I will do an album review (especially since artists don't do "albums" anymore), but as a music purist, I could not let this gem slip through the cracks.
Clarity, is the debut album from 23 year old Anton Zaslavski, better known as Zedd. It is a unique, eclectic mix of music that draws heavily on experimental sounds and the movement through them. Every track has the ebb and flow of a full album (especially Epos), each twisting and winding through its own ethereal wonderland of sound. This isn't what you'd expect from someone who brought us one festival ready banger after the next for the longest time, but I'm glad this is what has been presented. The tracks have a presence similar to those by Porter Robinson, and show incredible growth from when he first leapt onto the scene a couple years ago. The trance element that each infuses into their hard, electro based tracks gives them new life in today's EDM driven world. And that is extremely the case with each track here.
Clarity could not have been a more aptly chosen name for this album. It is as if it emerged from a place within Zedd that said "this, this is a new direction my music could be heading" and we all owe him for this moment of technical bliss. The production value here is so crisp, so clean, and draws heavily on sounds seemingly derived from classical music (a la Wolfgang Gartner). His influences are clearly wide, but the sound created is far and away his own.
This Is truly an album, something lost with electronic music. This is not just a collection of songs like we are used to. This is one of the most cohesive full length efforts I have heard in ages from an electronic artist, and to think, it's his first. While it is much more docile than we might want or expect, it contains all the elements that could lead to Best Breakout Artist, or even Album of the Year. It contains just enough pop elements to appeal to the masses, but isn't annoying. It is out there enough for the hardcore fans, but won't leave the others confused.
The stand out tracks here are the title track, Fall Into the Sky (feat. Ellie Goulding & Lucky Date), my personal favorite, and the obvious Spectrum (feat Matthew Koma).
While it may not be for everyone, it is definitely for me. Please, do yourselves a favor, and pick this one up however you should choose to do so (iTunes link and song previews below).
Good afternoon folks and Happy Music Monday! With the heat finally hitting the west coast in full-flex , the summer EDM bangers have begun to pour in. Let's start things off with French prodigy, Madeon...He played two shows last night at the Wavehouse in San Diego and at the Yost Theatre in Orange County. Not only that, his new track, "Finale" also released yesterday. His monstrous releases and performances at EDC NY and Ultra are clearly the stepping stones that mark him down to be one of the next big producers of our generation. His nu-disco style combined with drum n bass have audiences grooving all night."Finale" is a track that is relatively slower-paced with some thumping drum work and powerful vocals showing how Madeon's production have matured in a limited span of time. Check it.
Next up...Tommy Trash's latest collaboration with German Electro House duo, Digitalism. "Falling" starts out with a heavy electro feel but gradually tones down into melodic synths. Trash's version provides his signature electro beats while leveling it up with the original sound.
Over the past year, many trance producers/djs have begun to incorporate electro house and dubstep beats in their music. Legendary Dutch producers, 4 Strings incorporate this Nu-Trance style in "The Other Side". The track progresses from fast deep electro into melodic piano synths that provide the big room house feeling.
With the release of Zedd's "Spectrum" EP nearly a week away, he reveals the all-star lineup of DJ's that will be featured. Armin Van Buuren kicked things off when he played his remix on ASOT a couple of weeks ago. Next, Arty and Deniz Koyu provided their takes and now A-Trak, Clockwork, Gregory Klosman and Tristan Garner have all joined in on the list of collaborators. Nicky Romero has had a busy year with touring extensively and producing bangers after bangers collaborates with Zedd in "Human" and completes this dynamic EP. Available on Beatport July 31st.
And finally...today's biggest story. I woke up this morning and while I was browsing through my newsfeed on Facebook, I came across this wonderful article in Rollingstone. German producer Alex Ridha aka Boys Noize is BACK! The Hard Summer headliner has finally announced the October 2nd release of his third studio album-Out of the Black on his record label. The album's opening track "What you want" has the ""raw and rough sound" of his early music combining his signature robot vocal samples with old-school hip-hop beats, according to Ridha himself. Check the track and his entire interview with RollingStone right here.
Zedd's latest production, "Spectrum" has been a popular festival banger. With a remix competition still in the works on Beatport and Trance master, Armin Van Buuren's putting out his jaw-dropping remix comes Russian prodigy, Arty. He gives us his signature big chord progression and HUGE HUGE HUGE euphoric synths take on what is guaranteed to be some major summer tunage! The song will be released July 31st on Beatport as part of the Spectrum-EP. Have a listen. Throw your fuckin' hands up and rage! It definitely gives Armin a run for his money!
“The Glastonbury of dance festivals, this bold, colourful and gigantic event packs more into one electrifying day than other, lesser dance events would dare explore in their lifetime.” (Virtual Festivals)
For nearly two decades, ID&T’s Mysteryland has been THE outstanding highlight of the Dutch festival season. This year, on August 25th 2012, the nineteenth edition of the globally celebrated one-day event will once again take place at the stunning 163 acre space that is Floriade terrain, just a stone’s throw from the nation’s capital, Amsterdam. With even more investment, time and effort pumped into every last detail than ever before – including flawless production and beautiful art installations, to world-beating lineup, mind-blowing new stage designs and surprises galore – Mysteryland 2012 is guaranteed to be a sure-fire sell out.
Be sure to keep Saturday 28th April, 10.00AM CET firmly penned in your diary. This will be your opportunity to obtain passes to what will be, hands down, and as per usual - the most exceptional dance music event in the Dutch festival calendar. Tickets are priced at €75 and are available exclusively from the official Mysteryland website – visit www.mysteryland.com
Due to the sheer demand expected both internationally and domestically this year, ID&T have opted for a ‘first come first served’ queuing system powered by ticketing partner ‘Paylogic’, who’ve a proven track record in dealing with events of this size. The queue will start at 10.00AM (as soon as tickets go on sale), and the website will keep track of your position in line. BE WARNED – DO NOT press F5/refresh – this will automatically take you back to the end of the line, and diminish your chances!
This year sees the addition of the brand new and super massive ‘ Big Top’, the biggest tent ID&T have ever used. Inside, some of the hottest names in electronica will be tending to the decks and shaking Mysteryland to its very core. A-List guests in the brand new ‘Big Top’ will include Swedish wunderkind Avicii, Belgian brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, French house maestro Martin Solveig and Holland’s very own Hardwell. The closing of Mysteryland each year is always one of the many highlights where no expense is spared; the man honoured with the task of closing The Big Top is the nation’s favourite - the one and only Fedde le Grand.
The remainder of Mysteryland’s twelve stages are marked by diversity. A-Trak presents his Fools Gold Clubhouse stage with guests including Fake Blood, Tiga and Riton, while Loco Dice, Reboot and Simian Mobile Disco will be headlining the new open air Monade Stage; there’s Drum & Bass by UK bass legend Goldie; techno by stars such as Jeff Mills and Speedy J; the all time favourite Dirty Dutch Stage with music provided by the likes of Chuckie, Zedd, Dillon Francis and Porter Robinson; hardstyle from Headhunterz and Zany; deep house by Seth Troxler, Subb-an and Laura Jones…the list of international and homegrown heroes goes on and on! For full lineup and stage details, please see below, or visit the official Mysteryland website – www.mysteryland.com
The Mysteryland Experience
Aside from delivering a truly world class lineup of musical talent year-in year-out, Mysteryland is renowned for being a creatively diverse, forward-thinking and above all BEAUTIFUL festival that dedicates extensive effort and resources towards creating truly magical and breathtaking surroundings for it’s guests. Revelers can feel free to dive into a plethora of workshops and other interactive activities to pass the time, should the music get too much. So you can either dance into the night, or let your creativity flow; or both, it’s up to you!
Tree House Festival
This year Mysteryland organizers are creating a spectacular Tree House Festival comprising multiple canopy-high hangouts where party people can climb into, chill out and enjoy small concerts, spoken word performances and much more. This is a first for any dance festival in the world and it’s shaping up to be a jaw dropping addition!
Every year, Mysteryland producers ID&T NL work exceptionally hard to inspire all of their visitors and partners into embracing more environmentally sustainable lifestyles. With a solid aim to raise environmental consciousness among future generations, the festival is at the forefront of the industry when it comes to all things ‘green’.
Mysteryland offers a wide range of culinary delights; from pizza to pancakes, tapas to Mexican, vegetarian, vegan and organic; anybody who’s been to Mysteryland in the past can vouch for the fact that this festival has it all when it comes to cuisine. Another first this year is the introduction of the Bollywood snack bar 'Oelalal Masala Dosa' – providing yet more diversity for those in need of a bite to eat.
Just like years gone by, Mysteryland 2012 are providing some pretty amazing Sleepover Packages for its international guests – and some of the really lazy Dutch ones too! All packages include a full Mysteryland day pass, transfer to and from the festival, as well as access to the super secret after party in Amsterdam. Accommodation differs between just one overnight stay in a nearby hotel, to bungalows for you and your friends near the beach. For the first time this year they have also included the option of flights from London, Oslo and Copenhagen, so if all you want to do is party and think about nothing else – you can let them plan your entire trip! Travel packages go on sale HERE at the same time as all other tickets – 10.00AM CET, Saturday 28th April, 2012.
Keep right up to date with all things Mysteryland at the following online portals.
Some big name producers have recently come out with some BIG tracks. They all fit into that electro-house category that is becoming more popular than ever. It figures... these original mixes are bangers, listen to them loud!
Yet another Monday rolls through, which can only mean there are more mashups to share with everyone. This week's volume includes a bunch of new tracks that have blown up over the past couple of months, mixed and mashed with lyrics and tracks you might never even think would go with em. Hope this helps get your week started right, cheers.
Welcome to the second edition of Mashup Mondaze, now formally known as "The Daze." Back at you with 4 awesome mashups, one of which Mr. Tiesto dropped epicly (pun intended) at the Home Depot Center on Saturday. These should definitely help get your week started right, enjoy my friends.
So this entire week I was anticipating a College Invasion filled SSP, but with the massive set of tracks just posted yesterday I figured I'd keep it along more of the regular with another pack of the newest and hottest tracks. Every single one of these is an absolute B-A-N-G-E-R, all along the lines of the dirty electro I've come to love oh so much with a lil' moombahton Lazerdisk Party Sex change of pace. I'd say stay thirsty but instead I wish an easy fast to all my fellow Jews out there, I know I'll definitely be making up for a day without eating or drinking at the Home Depot Center tomorrow night. Cheers to that and all the epicness about to ensue.
With the Meowington Hax Tour taking off, Deadmau5 has released a collective album that includes a bunch of dirty tracks and remixes. If you're into producing and mixing definitely check out the kits below and throw them into your DAW n turn your speakers up.
"As Deadmau5 embarks upon the Meowingtons Hax North American tour alongside a host of the Mau5trap stable, the label head leads the charge with a brand new compilation. It features new and exclusive tracks from Deadmau5 himself and a host of the artists featuring on the tour, as well as a selection of tracks from new additions to the label that you can expect to hear a lot more from in the coming months. With contributions from Feed Me, Tommy Lee & Aero, Excision & Datsik, Zedd, Moguai, Al Bizzare and James Njie, this compilation is set to be the soundtrack to the tour carnage that will undoubtedly ensue. Opening with the insistent, driving powerhouse that is Where My Keys, an exclusive track from Deadmau5 himself, the compilation goes straight for the jugular. Moving through the jarring Cotts Face by Feed Me which fuses together glitchy drums and erratic synth lines and onto recent tour additions Tommy Lee & Aero the compilation doesnt hold up for a second as they deliver two fidgety electro house party starting tracks. Excision & Datsik turn up the heat with Deviance as grinding beats and growling basslines meet extra-terrestrial synth lines, proving once again why their star is most definitely in the ascendant. Zedds remix of Skrillex smash Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites channels the power of the original into a filthy 4x4 monster while Moguais Beat of The Drum surges forward on the elastic synths and rolling bass line with Sofi delivering her vocals with attitude.Upcoming Mau5trap artists Al Bizzare and James Njie also feature on the compilation. Al Bizzare brings Blast Wave to the table, a many-headed beast that switches up glistening synths and swelling bass and is in turns both euphoric and gritty. Rising talent James Njie rounds off the compilation in style, introducing himself with two futuristic progressive house tracks that are at once delicately nuanced and full of impact, speaking volumes of his talent. Mau5trap has grown exponentially since its inception in 2007 and become home to some of the most exciting electronic artists in the world. The new compilation features just some of the talent that the label champions and offers up a decisive musical statement whether you are going to the upcoming tour or not. To celebrate the release of the compilation, the Beatport version will come with selected track parts available for digital DJs giving them the chance to get creative. *The Meowingtons Hax tour runs from 11th August to 5th November, starting in Vancouver and ending in Toronto."[Beatport Link]
01. Deadmau5 – Where My Keys (6:52) 02. Feed Me – Cott’s Face (5:56) 03. Tommy Lee and Aero – Static (4:18) 04. Tommy Lee and Aero – LFO Tool (5:23) 05. Excision and Datsik – Deviance (4:32) 06. Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites (Zedd Remix) (5:57) 07. Moguai featuring SOFI – Beat Of The Drum (7:19) 08. James Njie – U-Turn (9:32) 09. James Njie – Anti Crisis (7:24) 10. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (6:51) 11. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Drums) (0:30) 12. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Sub Bass) (0:30) 13. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Wah Bass) (0:30) 14. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Lead 1) (0:30) 15. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Lead 2) (0:30) 16. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Piano) (0:30) 17. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (End Bass Lead) (0:30) 18. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Breakdown Bass) (0:30) 19. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Breakdown Lead) (0:30) 20. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Breakdown Pad) (0:30) 21. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (FX 1) (0:30) 22. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Special FX) (0:30) 23. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Synth FX) (0:30) 24. Datsik, Excision – Deviance (Bass Section 1) (0:27) 25. Datsik, Excision – Deviance (Bass Section 2) (0:27) 26. Datsik, Excision – Deviance (Build Up) (0:27) 27. Datsik, Excision – Deviance (Hats) (0:13) 28. Datsik, Excision – Deviance (Melody 1) (0:14) 29. Datsik, Excision – Deviance (Melody 2) (1:06) 30. Datsik, Excision – Deviance (Vocals) (0:04)
Been anxiously awaiting the release of this remix ever since I heard a radio rip of Zedd's live performance at EDC Vegas. Finally, the wait is over. This track is huge and definitely puts Zedd on the radar for having produced one of, if not the best, remix of the year. He absolutely kills it! thanks to my sexy lady for this one :] Cheers
For those of you, myself included, who couldn't make it out to $in City to bask in the gloriousness of its first time hosting the Electric Daisy Carnival, don't worry...we've got several of the live sets for you to enjoy! & enjoy the hell out of these. Cheers n' gratzi to Sirius XM for broadcasting