Festivals

Our friends at HARD are putting on one hell of a stage this August at HARD Summer here in Los Angeles — celebrating a decade of music from the lauded Ed Banger family with performances from Justice, Busy P, Breakbot, Feadz, Mr. Oizo, So Me, and more for the only US performance of the 10 Year Anniversary World Tour. WOW.


Southern California’s finest sun-drenched 3-day mega festival is right around the corner. We have all either heard the epic tales about the marvelous party in the desert, or better yet, experienced the magic ourselves. This year the lineup is tip-top, and we’re so excited to go dance around in the colorful desert with all of our friends, that we’ve decided to team up with Caliche Rum and give away 2 pairs of tickets!

 

Rules For Entry:
1. Take an epic sunset photo
2. Upload the photo & Tag @Calicherum, @GottaDanceDirty, #Setsforsets, on your Facebook/twitter/instagram accounts.
3. Share! Share! Share!

Grand Prize:
A pair of Coachella Weekend 1 (April 12th – 14th)

Contest Starts February 19th
Winner will be announced March 19th


After electronic music broke out into one of its most pivotal years in 2012, expectations for what’s next have been through the roof. With the start of the new year, all eyes were on HARD‘s festival cruise aka Holy Ship. The staggering lineup that Gary Richards (Destructo) procured took many of the biggest names from across the board and set them out into the middle of the Atlantic ocean to kick off 2013. But why was it different than any other festival? Sure, it went from cruise ship to island hopping and back again, boasting an all-star roster – but how was that gonna set the tone for the year?

Never underestimate the power of friendship. Cheesy, I know, but for the sake of dance music and live performances, it’s what’s gonna save this year from being another circuit of the same festivals with the same stage lineups and the same sets…
ENTER: the back-2-back DJ set.

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SnowBall Music Festival have announced their full lineup for the 3-day snowy soiree taking place this March 8-10 in Winter Park, CO. Perfecting a balance between dance, roots, indie, and bass, SnowBall creates an incredibly unique festival experience in the snow, and the festival seems to be ready for its 3rd successful year. More info and tickets here.

German duo Digitalism are no strangers to crafting anthemic tracks for the masses, as 2005′s worldwide hit ‘Zdarlight’ proved. Now after 7 years, Toolroom Records have dusted ‘Zdarlight’ off and unleashed a serious rework by two producers justified enough to take on such a seminal electronic classic: Fedde le Grand & Deniz Koyu.

With so much talent combined under one production, Fedde le Grand and Koyu’s ability to maintain the cool integrity of the original whilst offering a massive on-trend rework that really keeps the feet on the dance floor. Keep the festival spirits alive as the season winds in with this huge release from Toolroom.

*Make sure to pick up the tune on Beatport, and see Fedde Le Grand and Deniz Koyu performing this weekend @ Nocturnal Wonderland 2012!


Barcelona’s famed Sónar Festival is crossing the Atlantic and visiting 8 North American cities this fall — kicking off in Chicago on October 31st and finishing up here in Los Angeles on November 10th. The lineup is tasteful and exciting with Tech House and Techno taking the front seat as Seth Troxler, Tiga, Paul Kalkbrenner, Azari & III, Gesaffelstein, and Nic Fanciulli take the reins along with the curveball booking of South Africa’s Die Antwoord.

Tickets are on sale tomorrow at 10AM. For more information head over to sonarontour.com.

Sonar On Tour Dates:
10/31/2012 Chicago @ Congress Theater
11/1/2012 Toronto @ Sound Academy
11/2/2012 New York @ Roseland Ballroom
11/3/2012 Montreal @ Metropolis
11/4/2012 Boston @ House of Blues
11/7/2012 Denver @ Sonar Music Festival – Fillmore Auditorium
11/9/2012 Oakland @ Fox Theater*
11/10/2012 Los Angeles @ Shrine Expo Hall *

** Gesaffelstein will play Denver, Toronto and Chicago dates only
* Tiga will not play these dates

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Over the past couple weeks we have been re-living the best moments of Electric Zoo (and there are many) but some of my favorite moments were hanging out with a couple of the acts and hearing from them firsthand what they’re up to and what we can expect over the next few months. One of the first interviews I did was with Hardwell. Check out what he had to say about Tiesto, a controversial bootleg package, Sensation and more below.

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