It’s going to be a long HARD Summer this year if Gary Richards and Co.’s new lineup trailer is any indication of the debauchery that will ensue come August 2 & 3. With Jack U (Skrillex + Diplo) as the main characters, the scene is set as the super duo set out to find their “schtick” with the help of Grandma Skrillex. It’s soon discovered that anything on top of your head goes as a motley crew of DJ’s assemble, including Richards, Justin Martin, and Kill The Noise. Everything turns sour, though, as Dillon Francis realizes his pals Diplo and Skrillex have stolen his Strawberry concept and only A-Trak can console… Peep the full video below and take a gander at a lineup that just about scratches any possible Electronic Music itch you might have. Continue Reading
The Babe Report: Desert Discoveries for WKND 2
(Welcome back to another killer guest post from none other than Babe in Residence, Miss Victoria Geil herself)
WE 3 BABES made it back alive to Los Angeles out of the desert. We survived a sandstorm, several marriage proposals, and midnight hikes out of the venue. We had a marvelous time, so marvelous that I’m finding myself tempted to reappear for Weekend 2 ;D
By now you’ve already seen a ton of “DOs & DON’Ts” articles regarding Coachella. We’re not here to tell you what to do at Coachella. You know how to party hard without going overboard, so what more do you need to know? I mean, we do know of one SUPER STEALTH area with a clean indoor bathroom & easy access bar that isn’t VIP…but we ain’t tellin’ where it is. That one is best to find all on its own.
What we can tell you are things like don’t fret over the Yuma Tent lines. They might be long at times but they go fast. The Yuma Tent is twice as big this year and twice as glorious. Hot Since 82, The Magician, Tiga, Cajmere, Laurent Garnier, Bicep…Yuma Tent delivers all weekend long, so jump in line – it won’t take long. Also, don’t sleep on the Heineken House: Chela, Human Life (w/Anabel Englund), Anna Lunoe, Flight Facilities & Classixx will all be performing. Same goes for the Do Lab – there’s plenty to see there like The French Express crew (sans Jonas Rathsman) plus acts like Sweater Beats, Kidnap Kid & many others. And most of all, GO SEE OUTKAST. Don’t listen to what people said about them in Weekend 1. I was there. Sure the energy level could have been a little higher (from the performers AND the crowd). And sure their special guests were a bit lackluster. It didn’t matter. They still sounded great & the set list was amazing. I imagine they’ll make a few minor tweaks and be even better in Weekend 2.
OK, here are FIVE BUZZY TUNES that set the desert on fire last weekend & are sure to get you going Weekend 2. GO FORTH, 2ND WEEKENDERS!
Lorde – Tennis Court (Flume Remix)
The Gobi Tent could barely contain massive crowd for Flume & once this song played, the tent exploded.
AlunaGeorge – This Is How We Do It
Miss Aluna Francis is a superstar in the making. She brought some serious desert swervin’ to the Gobi Tent with this one.
GusGus – Crossfade (Maceo Plex Remix)
Maceo Plex played the biggest, baddest Yuma Tent set of the weekend & this track drew countless oohs & ahhs. Cue the air blasters!
Disclosure x Friend Within – The Mechanism
Excitement levels were high for this track going into Coachella, so who better to drop this bomb on the Yuma Tent than The Magician himself. The bearded man in the tux played a ballsier set than most expected. It was non-stop magic.
Oliver Heldens – Gecko
There was a Gecko loose in the Yuma Tent during The Magician’s set & it went WILD. Just ask our very own BONES.
Here’s a special treat for Los Angeles. As part of his new Exchange LA residency, Justin Martin has invited fellow bird, Eats Everything, for a special, all-night, 8-hour b2b set this Saturday in Downtown Los Angeles. The gents will play from doors at 10PM til the lights turn on at 6AM, making for an unprecedented night of some of the best booty-shaking House music around. Make sure to grab your tickets soon as this one is going to be a packed house.
Coinciding with the event this Saturday is a brand new EP out on dirtybird yesterday from Justin and Eats titled Hello Mr. Jello, which you can bet your booty they’ll play to the large room of Exchange. Listen below. √+
Richie Hawtin’s legendary Berlin-based Minus imprint takes over Exchange LA this Saturday, with live performances from both Gaiser and Matador as well as a DJ set from Hobo. Be prepared for a night of globally recognized House and Techno from a family of artists that have an ongoing (and much sought after) stamp of Hawtin approval.
Let Matador’s latest live mix from a gig in Madrid last month catch you up to speed.
On the eve of our Sweat It Out! WMC showcase, we present to you an almighty bootleg from the Sweat chiefs themselves, Yolanda Be Cool. The Aussie boys have taken ASAP Fergs hood anthem Shabba and flipped it into a fun house tune with a rolling bass line and all the bleeps and buzzers you could ask for! Grab it below and we’ll see you in Miami!
WMC is finally upon us! Hundreds of artists and thousands of fans flock to Miami for a week full of pool parties, label takeovers, agency showcases and of course Ultra Music Festival. GDD is coming in hot with a full schedule, so we wanted to give you a rundown of our official events as well as fun stuff we’ll be attending
SEE THE FULL GDD SCHEDULE (after the jump) Continue Reading
In the midst of the madness next week in Miami, Skrillex and the OWSLA crew have assembled a mini-festival of sorts over two days in the arts district of Wynwood in Downtown, bringing together an unprecedented lineup of B2B sets over two days on Wednesday and Thursday. In addition to the massive amount of music, GOOD TIMES Miami will also feature the first-ever Leisure Sports Tournament, featuring all your favorite artists playing all sorts of ridiculous outdoor games.
We have 3 pairs of tickets to give away to the event, which you can enter to win via the Punchtab widget below. The more you share, the more likely you’ll be to be one of the 3 winners picked on Monday. Good luck!
This Saturday, Techno giant Adam Beyer returns to Los Angeles. Somewhat of a regular now at Exchange, the Swedish producer always brings the best of the best from his label, DRUMCODE, thumping into the early hours of the morning along with his special guest this weekend, Paul Ritch.
And to get ready for Saturday, have a listen to Adam’s remix for Ida Engberg on Crosstown Rebels plus the most recent DRUMCODE Radio mix below!
A collaboration between Christopher Kristoff and the San Diego-based DJs Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, and Porkchop, along with the recent member, Andy Crane, has yielded the stand-out festival known as Desert Hearts, which has been heralded as “One of the best electronic music experiences in America” by Resident Advisor. Desert Hearts was established as a community-oriented house and techno gathering with the goal of achieving a memorable energetic ambiance, while maintaining high musical integrity – and from what I’ve heard, they do just that + more.
After a massively successful 1 year anniversary, they return for their Spring festival that features world-class headline artists like Tim Green, DJ T, Matthew Dekay, Droog, Christian Martin, and a plethora of the finest local talent including Tara Brooks, Eduardo Castillo, Jon Dadon, Kevin Anderson, and of course, the Desert Hearts DJs, amongst others (listed above). With this fantastic group of artists behind the decks, one can be sure that there will be proper house and techno bumping through Funktion-One sound systems all weekend long. Check out the video after the jump to get a visual for the Desert Hearts vibe, and be sure to grab your tickets here to experience this intimate gathering first hand. We’ll see you there!