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This Australian duo has been taking over the electronic world over the past year.  The combination of the unique sounds of collaborators Flume and Emoh Instead have proven to be exactly what the people want.  A act with releases spanning the past four years, What So Not is a sound you won’t want to miss at SNOWGLOBE 2014.

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Forget your typical 2 minute festival after movie.  In grand fashion, the folks at Bud Light Digital Dreams dropped a timebomb of a recap movie of their latest event.  Featuring tunes from TiestoJustice, Keys N Krates and more, this mini-doc features 13 minutes of action over their 2-day takeover of the Flats at Ontario Place.  You can’t have a bad time with that much talent packed into 48 hours of music.

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Good news for us, they’re back next June 27 & 28 at the same place with bigger vibes.  Expect lineup announcements sooner than later, and subscribe to their newsletter here for the quickest updates.

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ODESZA is a production duo from Seattle that has been a standout in 2014.  Featuring a live show that fuses a wide array of technology and organic instrumentation, their sound appeals to a wide listener base that bypasses the exclusively electronic.  Not only has their album “In Return” garnered streams into the multimillions, their “No Sleep” mixes have become one of the most respected recurring sets.

Their style is extremely unique, blending emotional melodies with extraordinary bass arrangements, making for an all-around amazing listening experience.  Official and competitive remixes for “Say My Name” from names such as Marcus Schulz, Hermitude, GANZ and more add up to upwards of twenty tunes — a testament to just how far their influence reaches.  Their most recent smash hit is a futuristic bass remix of Slow Magic’s “Waited 4 U.”

They’ve had arguably one of the most successful years of any artist on the docket.  So, needless to say, ODESZA will be putting on an awesome live show bring 2014 to fruition at SNOWGLOBE 2014 – one you will not want to miss.

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Montreal’s most soulful house duo is back on the best coast and the vibes will be bountiful this holiday season. You can catch Prince Club in Portland and Los Angeles this weekend and you best believe Gotta Dance Dirty will be gettin’ in on the action! With BONES bringin’ some tunes to compliment the LA run, Colby J. of The Interns will be puttin on for his city up North. Both nights will be bass heavy four on the floor ruckus filled evening’s each with a distinct personality all its own. No Vacancy in PDX has been hosting some of the brightest underground talent this side of the hemisphere, and on the flip side, Hollywood’s newest night club continues it’s tear of tasteful and wicked lineups with an intimate affair of it’s own. Get tickets to whatever’s closest and get in on the party:

Portland: http://on.fb.me/1xyt6cl
Los Angeles: http://on.fb.me/1xJLblq

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With a brand new home at Pomona’s sprawling Fairplex venue, Gary Richards and the rest of the HARD crew were primed and ready to blow minds this Halloween weekend.  With a handful of dance music events clouding the festival-goers view, they were sure to enlist a remarkable lineup.  Names such as ZHUDiplo, a B2B from Eric Prydz and Deadmau5, and nearly the entire Dirtybird label drew in massive crowds each day, and yet again proved why HARD lies atop the festival totem.

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Desert Hearts, an intimate underground gathering, record label, and community driven by ambassadors of “House, Techno, & Love,” finally descends upon the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation in Southern California for its anticipated 2 year anniversary festival this weekend. With an outstanding lineup of likeminded artists including Tiefschwarz, Fur Coat, Avatism, Shaun Reeves, Francesca Lombardo, Amirali, the Desert Hearts crew (Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porkchop, & Deep Jesus), and an array of local favorites, amongst others, this “sanctuary from the ordinary” and its attendees (we’ll be there!) are set for a vibey weekend of non-stop dance music pumping through a Funktion-One.

In addition to the musical offerings, Desert Hearts will host a wide variety of art including live painting, interactive art, sculptures, and more, while also featuring fire dancers, other performance artists, yoga classes, workshops, and a healing village. To top it all off, a handful of theme camps like Music Savages and Desert Hearts‘ own Pile Palace will be present to round out the festival’s amenities. Intimate events of this magnitude are hard to come by, so this weekend will be very special for those who are able to experience it first hand.

All details aside, I’ve been trying to go to a Desert Hearts festival for over a year, and it’s finally happening. I’ve been set on going for a while as I’ve heard only great things, but after having an incredible time at City Hearts LA, my decision was further solidified. Hope to see you out there!

Limited pre-sale tickets are still available here (until 5pm PST tomorrow), and if you need some more convincing, I’ve included a fan-made recap video of their Spring festival, the full lineup/set times, the festival map, and the Desert Hearts Edition guest mix from Mikey Lion after the jump.

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If you’re at all aware of the Dirtybird crew (you should be), you’re more than likely aware of the various Dirtybird BBQ events they have been throwing over the past months.  These shows have done wonders in combining the friendly atmosphere and bouncing bass the label has become so known for.  Brooklyn, Detroit, Toronto, San Francisco, and now Los Angeles for HARD Day Of The Dead where they will be taking over an entire stage.  Full preview after the jump!

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Don’t call it a Day Of The Dead Afterparty but the gang’s all there! Fresh off their festival sets at the Fairplex this weekend, Booka Shade and Galantis are co-headlining a post festivus show at The Mayan the following Monday. Galantis burst onto the scene after their gigantic Coachella set and have been releasing hit after hit ever since. Booka is up there with the all time festival greats, known for their action packed live sets and other worldly DJ sets, it’s safe to say the combination of the two will make for a memorable evening. To top the show off, get there early for opening vibes courtesy of The Interns who’s debut mixtape proved that even with their day jobs, they’ve still got soul! Buy tickets HERE.


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After becoming the most talked about party in Los Angeles, AC Slater‘s NIGHT BASS movement set out on a 12 dates in 12 days tour with bass house heavyweights Jack Beats, Hannah Wants, Kry Wolf and the man himself. The tour was a success in every city they invaded, but something special was planned for its LA date this past Friday, October 10th. AC Slater teamed up with HARD to bring together one massive event in the warehouse district of downtown Los Angeles, where the infamous Lot 613 was set to play home to the festivities. With the help of Gary Richards and the HARD team, NIGHT BASS quickly became the hype of the weekend and sold out before the night even started.

Photos by El Jefe B Photography

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Room 1 featured the tour lineup, along with NIGHT BASS residents BONES & Petey Clicks. They got things started quickly, as the room filled up and packed out within the first hour. The much anticipated Hannah Wants came after with a huge set, followed by the chief AC Slater bringing it heavy and Jack Beats keeping the energy so alive it was literally spilling out of the room. Capping off the night was a secret set from Kry Wolf, who let his jackin vibes speak for themselves as the night went into the early morning.

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Along with the tour lineup, AC brought in friends to take care of room 2: Anna Lunoe, Treasure Fingers, Amtrac, Light Year and Jen Lasher to the rescue. Room 2 was equally slammed, a wider room layout but just as crazy as it’s heavier neighbor. Only in LA can so many incredible artists happen to be in the same town on multiple tour schedules that culminate to one massive experience. The hype was so real that other big names in dance music couldn’t stay away. The likes of Boys Noize, Nadastrom, Kaskade, GTA, Destructo, Jauz, Brazzabelle, and even Valentino Khan‘s mustache we’re all in attendance.

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The NIGHT BASS movement proved that it’s hear to stay, and its home is in Los Angeles. The tour dominated its 12 show routing across the US, and looks forward to continuing its monthly series here in LA along with new tours and festival stages in the works… be on the lookout for live set recordings from the whole night and more info on upcoming events!

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More pics from NIGHT BASS LA HERE
NIGHT BASS exclusive playlist on Boomrat HERE

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Full disclosure: Simian Mobile Disco might be my favorite band.  Who can really ever say?

I can say, however, that their live show included moments of sheer elation matched by dizzying confusion.  How these two I’ve seen and heard so many times could produce an array of sounds so diverse and surprising is beyond my humble ears.  And I’ve heard some things in my day.  We were recently treated to the full-spectrum experience one night in Los Angeles: electronic soundscape meets very respectful krautrock turns all-out, churning analog techno filth.

I can also say that you, dear reader, owe it to yourself to go listen to their album and go see their live show, and I don’t say that about many acts.  We can begin, for now, by reading more…

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