House purists and electronic Renaissance men, Lars Dales and Marteen Smeets (Detroit Swindle), are relatively new to the house community but have risen to the top through impeccable curation at their label, Heist Recordings, their finely tuned 2014 freshmen LP, and a live show that has audiences all over the globe clamoring. This Friday, they are set to make their LA debut at Couture Nightclub alongside Dig Deeper’s Masha and Alison Swing for what is set to be a tasteful affair in the heart of Hollywood. Be sure to get your tickets to see what it’s all about! Their live setup includes an extensive setup of analog and digital instruments and Outspoken has rented a Rhodes piano for the boys to jam out on.
It’s another massive week in Miami, and of course, there are too many parties to count, but there are some that stand out. With its growing presence online and off, Spotify is bringing not one, but two parties to the east coast’s seaside party paradise. First up, they’ve teamed up with the YouTube channel, Proximity, for PLAYLiST MiAMi, which is an eclectic affair featuring Destructo, Arty, Attlas, and more at the National Hotel tomorrow, the 18th. Following that huge event, Spotify and District come together for a NOW we CHill at 1Hotel, and they’ve included everyone from Gryffin to Anjunadeep artists like Yotto for a more laid-back vibe on Saturday. Both events will feature special surprise guests and b2b sets, so you can be sure that you’ll see some unique performances not found elsewhere. Tickets for PLAYLiST MiAMi are available here, NOW we CHill is free!
Digital Dreamsis getting closer and closer, and we’re getting pumped. After the massive headliner announcement in January, the days couldn’t have rolled by fast enough for Canadian festival-goers. Huge production value mixed with the absolute best in electronic music makes this one of the can’t miss events of the Summer. Check out a little taste of the 2015 event to see why:
The first three lineup announcements are absolutely massive. Armin Van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Axwell^Ingrosso — it really doesn’t get bigger than that. Tickets are on sale now, including a very generous layaway program. Keep your eyes peeled for the rest of the lineup announcement and join us in our unyielding excitement as Digital Dreams approaches.
We had the pleasure of heading down to San Diego recently for FNGRS CRSSD’s flagship festival, CRSSD Fest. Their third go in roughly a years’ time, the party continues to grow and thrive. Not only do they select arguably the best panel of house, techno and live acts, but the scene itself is truly something to witness. Check out some highlights after the jump.
What started as a small gathering in the desert has molted into so much more. The Desert Hearts crew had a massively successful 2015, which included a nation-wide tour and sold out festivals. In 2016, they haven’t slowed. They recently announced their latest lineup for the Spring Festival 2016, and it’s looking fantastic. Legendary performers such as Butch and DJ Harvey are joined by local Angelinos Fritz Carlton and Manik, the DH resident DJs, and many more. Tickets are moving fast since the announcement, so take action before it’s too late.
Even after several years of following him, Justin Jay still manages to surprise and impress. If it’s not with his music releases, like “Hit It” or “Karma” from his Justin Jay & Friends project, it’s with his performances that have typically been DJ sets, or DJ sets with his “Friends” Josh Taylor and Benny Bridges, who bring live elements such as vocals and guitar. However, this year, Justin seems to be stepping up his game more than ever, and it’s apparent that these are very exciting times for us as fans and for him as an artist.
CRSSD Festival is about the coolest thing to happen to San Diego since fish tacos. That being said, the third edition of the extravaganza is much anticipated by the community. House and techno by day is now being accompanied by a massive afterparty schedule; much bigger than years previous. From Bondax to Claude Vonstroke, you’re going to get that bang for your buck.
“CRSSD is calling on all the heavyweights for this year’s After Dark series. Cirez D, Claude Vonstroke, Loco Dice, Tiga, and Jamie Jones have all been pegged for late-night along with Damian Lazarus, Ardalan, Ryan Hemsworth, Chet Faker, and Tycho. The parties will be spread out over multiple night-time venues including Spin, Bang Bang, The Music Box, and Andaz Hotel, with Andaz also hosting daytime rooftop pool parties with Poolside and Bondax.”
Lucidity Festival has made quite the name for itself, tucked away in the Santa Barbara mountains and bubbling over with up and coming talent, it’s become a can’t miss in the Spring time for fans of Symbiosis, Lightning In A Bottle, and Desert Hearts. With talent like Mark Farina, J Phlip, Eprom, Sage Armstrong, Wood Holly, and our very own, The Interns, it’s time for a good old fashioned galactic get down. To better understand the spirit of the festival, here’s a few words from the promoters themselves about the ‘Crossroads’ addition of this year’s gathering: Continue Reading
Since 2012, What The Festival has been bringing some of the most unique and potent dance music lineups to the North West. This year, they’re back with an absolutely stacked catalogue of talent. Acts include Thievery Corporation, Bonobo (DJ Set), Claude VonStroke, Claptone, Lido (Live), Lettuce, J.Phlip, The Gaslamp Killer, Mr. Carmack, Tourist, Random Rab, FKJ (French Kiwi Juice), Hippie Sabotage, Jai Wolf, Hermitude, G Jones, Pomo, Motez, Djemba Djemba, Kasbo, and more. Grab your tickets now, and get ready for a sick one.
Two of house music’s finest, Amine Edge & DANCE, have been known to fuse hip-hop with their edgy brand of groovy house, both in the studio and on stage. Known for tracks like “Going To Heaven With Goodie Goodies”, “Bitches in The Project” and “Halfway Crooks,” the duo has risen to prominence in style, and they’re about to take these tracks and more on the road with a month-long U.S. tour, hitting major cities from coast to coast, and the famed Coachella. Listen to Amine Edge & DANCE’s latest gem below, and check out the full list of tour dates above.