The largest electronic music festival in Canada, Bud Light Digital Dreams, announced its full lineup today. This year’s headliners include Above & Beyond, Damian Lazarus, MK, Tiga & more. They will be performing on 3 visually stunning stages in Toronto at the The Flats at Ontario Place on Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday, July 3rd. Check out the full lineup and grab your tickets here:
Several years after the commercial dance music explosion in the states, it seems as though the masses are slowly but surely continuing on their aural explorations to find new sounds and vibes to match their evolving tastes. The West coast festival culture that has spawned from Burning Man has been a catalyst for a range of dance music sub-genres, but it has been particularly crucial for Sabo‘s slower, moombahton-influenced style. “My deep, slow tribal sound was finally understood by a whole community of open minded people,” the Sol Selectas label head says about his experience playing the Robot Heart bus at that thing in the desert in 2013. It was at that moment when he knew he wanted to create what we now know as Vibe Quest, his debut album.
As a whole, Sabo’s Vibe Quest stays true to its name as it features an array of different sounds and styles, like world music, deep house, and tech-house, cohesively woven together with a common thread of tribalistic electronic music fused with an organic and spiritual touch. The most powerful music is able to transport the listener into different realms, and this album does just that. Sabo says, “My intention with this record is to manifest moments of positive feelings on the dance floor,” and he is surely well on his way to success. Enjoy the album above and be sure to pick it up on Beatport.
It’s been a long time coming for Gotta Dance Dirty’s own Shae B, the featured vocalist behind Free Slice‘s recent rendition of Drake’s smash hit, “One Dance.” The trio crafts a unique twist to the current Billboard Hot 100 #1 with a little bit of Southern California funk and just the right amount of deep dance drive. Ripe for spicy Summer nights and cool enough for the day time heat, it’s hard to imagine a time you wouldn’t want these vibes around. So cop the free download and spread the love around!
Over the years, A Club Called Rhonda has played a pivotal role in shaping Los Angeles’ underground dance scene with its authentic approach to creating its free-spirited parties with passionately curated world-class music programming. House, techno, and disco luminaries behind the decks at “Rhonda” events come standard, and the return of RHONDAVOUS this Friday at Union in no exception. Even after its last outstanding RHONDAVOUS that featured headliners The Martinez Brothers, Guy Gerber, and Bonobo, the influential party brand steps up once again to bring our city by the sea a full night of multi-room debauchery with legends like Kerri Chandler and Felix Da Housecat, as well as Body High’s DJDS, two of Chicago’s finest Roy Davis Jr. and Mike Dunn, a personal favorite, Dauwd, and more. There are simply no other events in LA where you can find all of this talent under one roof for one night, so grab a ticket and get out on the dance floor this Friday.
If you need further convincing, Kerri Chandler’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix should do the trick:
DAVI is no stranger to the Crosstown Rebels sub-label, Rebellion. With his latest EP, Metropolis, slated to be released on May 20th, it brings about the final chapter to his historically inclined series on the London imprint. We are fortunate enough to bring you a little taste of what to expect with the exclusive stream of “Change Your Life,” the second track off the upcoming EP. Ripe for the late night, it’s a tale of letting go as much as it is a tune that helps you find yourself. With intergalactic synth arpeggios woven across the barreling bass line, DAVI brings you home without you ever having left in the first place.
The Summer season is upon us and the lineups are already lookin’ HOT! The Well LA just announced the first lineup of their Summer pool party series, WAVEY, and it just so happens to fall on Memorial Day. So take a load off and come beat the heat at The Mondrian with Todd Edwards, Juan Maclean, Thee Mike B, The Interns, and Coco Disco. It’s sure to be some good clean sexy fun…Tickets are $10 with RSVP so don’t miss out and follow the instructions HERE.
For the past four years, Splash House has proven itself to be one of the go-to desert music events. While it’s grown exponentially in size and popularity over that time, the strong bookings and good vibes have remained steady. This year, they put together arguably the best panel of talent to date, both for the June and August editions of the festival. Check them out:
The latest EP from Sweat It Out! is super hot. MSCLS and Moondoctor producers from Austin and Chicago respectively, and have been on the come-up for some time. Their collaborative EP gives the listening an awesome cross section of both of these guys sounds. Straight up house music for the dance floor, four tracks straight. If I had to pick a favorite, I would have to go with the dancey vocal stabs in “Lights Down Low.” Make sure to grab the EP now for your personal collection.
At Lightning in a Bottle 2014, Max Cooper played one of the very best sets of the festival, and ever since then, I have been a devoted fan. Lucky for us, the UK’s studio wizard recently announced that he will be venturing across the pond for a North and Central American tour that will feature all night long sets, as well as his Emergence audio visual experience, which will only make an appearance in San Francisco. With his 11 dates, Max will be making stops everywhere from Boston to Los Angeles from May 26th to June 11th, and he is sure to throw down exceptional and eclectic sets that represent the crossover between science and sound. Don’t sleep on this…
We’ve been following Solé Bicycle‘s Fixtape series since the beginning, and they’ve been successful in maintaining a steady flow of tasteful mixes from some of dance music’s finest. Their most recent offering is no exception, as they’ve brought on the Crew Love bosses, Soul Clap, for an exclusive, live edition of the fixtape series. Taken from the Crew Love WMC 2016 party at the famed Electric Pickle, the mix will navigate you through some deep cuts of house, nu-disco, funk, hip-hop, and more to ensure you receive a healthy dose of eclectic vibes that the Bostonian duo is respected for. Listen above and download the mix for safe keeping, Soul Clap played Yuma at Coachella this year for good reason.