CONTROL Fridays @ The Avalon. Whether you like it or not, you’ve got a crazy story to tell from a night spent there. We think about what music we may be into right now or not anymore, but you better believe if you live in Los Angeles or have been here for a weekend, chances are you have had a wild one at one of the longest standing electronic music weekly events across the globe. After the “blog-house” scene spilled DJs into clubs and venues nationwide, Los Angeles was a beacon for this growing underground buzz. It wasn’t without difficulty for a young Ryan Jaso and Chris White to prove to the already storied venue, Avalon Hollywood, that their new weekly event CONTROL would gain any traction and or keep the crowds coming. “The red-headed step child” as the owners and managers of the club first called it, CONTROL had to live in the shadow of Avalon’s bigger nights showcasing heavyweights such as Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto, and a still thriving live music calendar. But none of that could stand in the way of what was going to happen with a growing music scene. For 5 years now, the “little weekly party that could” has turned into the taste-making, career-launching, riot-starting, life-changing movement that has kept LA one of the premiere places to discover new talent and see the best of the best at the same damn time. Continue Reading
Contact Festival in Vancouver BC is quickly approaching and we’re bringing you the chance to win a pair of tickets to both days! Following the success of last years Deadmau5 performance, this marks the second year for Western Canada’s largest electronic indoor music festival and the lineup certainly shows it! Peep all the acts below and make sure to enter before 12/12! Continue Reading
When you go out in the Big Apple, you don’t just go out….you go out with a vengeance. With a constant supply of excellent party options, party-hopping becomes an art that only the most hardy of partiers can properly perform. Well, as a tried and true “party animal” I started my New Years celebrations early and have the battle scars to prove it. Check out my insane NYE weekend after the jump and find out all the debauchery I got up to over the last few days…and don’t miss my chat with RUSKO about drugs, the holidays and his plan to release all his future music for free!
We are looking for some dedicated GDD fans in the Denver, Boulder, Ft. Collins, and surrounding areas to help us with marketing and coordination for our upcoming events in Colorado. We are going to be involved with a series of events over the next year, including Dada Life’s debut in Boulder on 8/31, and would like YOUR help in making these the most notorious shows Colorado has ever seen!
Dada Life is invading North America once more this fall with over 30 dates around Canada and the US this September and October. Tiesto will be joining the tour for the first couple of weeks in October, and our good buddy 12th Planet will be supporting for the majority of the rest of the 2-month jaunt. Tickets go on sale tomorrow and more dates will be added soon.
As the dance music scene gains more and more popularity it seems like the talent continues to get better at a younger age. The 17 year old Caveat is the newest name on the scene with his remix of “Make It Bun Dem” by Skrillex and Damian Marley.
Turning this Dancehall, reggae infused track into a top Electro banger, Caveat has continued his streak of top notch remixes. Don’t believe me, check out his remix of Dada Life – Happy Violence and Feed Me – Strange Behavior (bonus free download on his Soundcloud). With support already coming from the likes of Tiesto this young producer is definitely one to watch.
Eden Anderson AKA Special Features is rapidly becoming the next big thing in Progressive House. With multiple #1 spots on Hype Machine and the winning pick of Dada Life‘s ‘Happy Violence’ remix contest already under his belt, it’s a only a short matter of time that this lad from London heads over to the US to make some serious moves. On that note, last week Special Features put out a fantastic new hands up Prog House original on his Soundcloud and graciously made it free for download on his Facebook. It’s a massive one that you can expect to be played out by big guns at festivals around the globe this summer. Stream it below and head on over to his Facebook for the free download. √+Continue Reading