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We’re very happy to announce that GDD™ is teaming up once again with Insomniac Events this September 29th at Beyond Wonderland Bay Area. We’ve curated a lineup of amazing talent from San Francisco including dirtybird OG Worthy, the multifaceted Matrixxman, Lights Down Low masterminds Sleazemore & Richie Panic, and many more. If you’re up North this month for the festival we ask you to come vibe out with us on the 29th. Set times to come closer to the event.

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Amidst the chilling winds and the sporadic downpours, Insomniac Event’s Beyond Wonderland was a huge success ringing true to the dedication of the festival goers who withstood the unfortunate weather conditions to see some of the best in dance music all night long. Our very own Bones, Toks, and Korbin ventured out to the NOS Events Center in San Bernadino to capture their ‘best of the fest.’ Below they have given each their top performance of Beyond Wonderland, along with our exclusive photos of the acts themselves.

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After an action packed weekend to kickstart the festival season here on the West Coast, I couldn’t be more excited for the second coming of Insomniac’s Beyond Wonderland – the first California massive of the year and a much anticipated one at that. Last year’s debut of Insomniac’s Spring festival was not only an incredible success, but was monumental for what has become one of the many sub genres that have grown to rapid popularity within only a year. Following up a stacked first year lineup, Beyond Wonderland 2011 features even more of a powerhouse showcase of some of the best artists both new and legendary. The event once again takes over the NOS Events center in San Bernadino this Saturday, this year boasting another five stages on the festival grounds.

The Syzygryd

This years festival will also be showing off some of the craziest art installations yet. Much like the ones presented @ EDC and Nocturnal Festival, except this time around Beyond Wonderland will feature its first ever interactive L.E.D. art installation, the Syzygryd a metal sculpture measuring 60 feet in diameter and 13 feet tall at its highest point. It consists of three giant spiraling metal arms that join into a tornado of cubes in the center of the space. At the outer edges of the sculpture are three touchscreen grid sequencers which allow people to visually compose music together. The touchscreens are also connected to DMX controllers which sequence 1.5 kilowatts of LEDs and an array of flame effects, including a 20 foot fire tornado in the center. In short, the music composed by three strangers will be translated into fire, light, and sound. WOW.

Here’s where it gets fun for you dirty dancers. Once again, Gotta Dance Dirty™ will be in full attendance at Beyond, covering every stage and bringing you full live coverage via Twitter and facebook with on stage photos, video and maybe even some of the quick interviews I love to pull on the fly. See all you heads out there – we’re gonna get on a good one.

Kaskade, Dirty South, Calvin Harris, Funkagenda, Manufactured Superstars, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Adrian Lux, Peacetreaty
Infected Mushroom (live), Cosmic Gate, Christopher Lawrence, Judge Jules, Simon Patterson, Andy Moor, Showtek (special guest)
Noisia, Datsik, Joker & MC Nomad, Dirtyphonics (live), Netsky, Fresh, Jakwob, Kastle
Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, M.A.N.D.Y., Marco Carola Paco Osuna, Jamie Jones, Droog
Bad Boy Bill, Congorock, Donald Glaude, Kill the Noise, Porter Robinson, Zedd

QUICK INTERVIEW QUESTION: Many of the artists in the lineup answered some pretty funny questions in the ‘get to know’ section of the Beyond Wonderland official site – this one peaked my laughter:
“I would rather _____, than listen to ______”
Cosmic Gate“We would rather listen to cheesy pop, than listen to deathmetal stuff!”
Showtek“We would rather piss blood, than listen to Marlyn Manson.”
Infected Mushroom“I am going to refrain from answering this to not offend anyone haha”
Android Cartel“We would rather be crucified, than listen to Tiesto.”
Manufactured Superstars“I would rather do what we want, then listen to someone tell us what to do… Cause we do whatever we want!”
Sunnery James & Ryan MarcianooSunnery: “I would rather eat my shoes , than listen to Kaddafi.” Ryan: “I would rather swim from Amsterdam to New York , than listen to my first production.”
Kastle“I would rather lead my own path, than listen to the majority.”
Dirtyphonics “We’d rather stop eating oysters, than listen to Bronski beat.”
Andy Moor“I would rather DJ in woman’s clothes, than listen to a live performance of Milli Vanilli”
Porter Robinson “I would rather listen to pop radio than listen to pretentious indie bullshit.”
Simon Patterson“I would rather Sleep, than listen to Rap”


TUNAGE : (to get your proverbial ‘party started’)
Wolfgang Gartner – Anthology Mashup √+

Calvin Harris – Awooga new!

Sidney Samson – Punk (Sidney Samson Remix) √+


This week I can’t seem to get enough of Marco Carola‘s Essential Mix for Radio 1. One of the pioneers of tech-house in Europe in the 90s, his illustrious career has so far seen releases on Cocoon, Zenith, and Richie Hawtin‘s Plus 8 and Minus labels, to name a few. Next week, he’s putting out his latest mix album for the Fabric label, with a launch party on Saturday 26th at Fabric in London.

If you’re LA based, head down to Beyond Wonderland next month and catch him alongside Hawtin, M.A.N.D.Y. and Jamie Jones in the Chess Village, the lineup is huge. More on that later, in the meantime here’s two hours of the some of world’s finest tech-house. Bliss out –

• Marco Carola Essential Mix (February 5, 2011)

(Track list after the jump)

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