LAVO Las Vegas and Marquee Las Vegas have joined forces with Insomniac Events to host an unprecedented array of the world’s top-tier underground artists for the Las Vegas Loves Techno event series as a part of EDC Week, June 20th – June 24th. This series marks a new era in the Las Vegas music scene as LAVO and Marquee are pioneering the deviation from dance music’s status quo.
By hosting acts such as the Dirtybird label head, Claude VonStroke, the legendary Carl Cox, Sasha, and equally prolific Dubfire, among others, LAVO and Marquee Las Vegas display their all-embracing ideals that establish them as tastemakers with a forward-thinking mentality. They are pushing the boundaries of typical music programming within Sin City to bring something fresh and distinctive to their loyal patrons.
Seductive grooves. Deeper-than bass. Spot-on, haunting vocals courtesy of the duo themselves. ”Never Sleeping” gave me the chills and I’ve had “Such a Rush” stuck in my head since I first heard it. Our very own Troy Kurtz and partner Panic Bomber have nailed it.
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As we draw closer to Beyond Wonderland 2012, our friends over @ Insomniac have chosen GDD to announce the Chess Village aka the ‘Techno’ stage. Methodically unveiling each stage lineup up until the festival, their focus is to make sure the right crowds get in the know – and in time to even make moves. Here’s what they had to say to us about the Chess Village…
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I think I can speak for everyone in North America when I say I’ve just about had enough of the cold weather and am more than ready for some hot hot hot. Not just because the bikinis are busted out, but because with the warmth comes the festival season. To kickstart the season of massives, HARD Weekend starts next Friday the 11th in Oakland, sweeping down to LA on Saturday the 12th and then onto New York City for March 18th and 19th.
This week’s Fresh Meat Mondayspostis a day late due to today’s release of the promo video for Hard Weekend. But, I think you guys will be happy with this specific giveaway. We have for you SMD‘s hit song “Cruel Intentions” respun by two of techno’s true legends; DJ Pierre, who many credit as inventing acid house, has remixed the track and John Digweed has put his own spin on it. Too much win.
Yesss all you UK based Dirty Dancers, it’s landed!! On Tuesday Morning, after massive speculation on forums and blogs, South-West Four, the August bank holiday weekender thrown on Clapham Common, London, was finally able to release its lineup:
Both day and weekend passes are already onsale, you can pick them up here.
And with more guests yet to be announced, you can get artist updates via the South West Four site.
This absolutely mind-blowing lineup looks to be the icing on the cake of a British Summer. With more of a trance-house / electro divide between the two days, SW4 caters for a wide spectrum of music lovers, wiith the best lineup I’ve seen in the seven years it’s been running. Saturday features Armin Van Buuren, John Digweed, Oakenfold and Toolroom Knights, so it’s going to be a case of cherry picking acts, as the lineup is so densely packed with big names. On Sunday, the legendary Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim will be throwing down his only London live set of 2010. Words can’t truly express how incredible Fatboy Slim’s live shows are; it’s something everyone should experience – I’m so psyched on this one. The BNR Arena’s lineup is stacked with some of the biggest names in electro, while the Together Arena features another enthralling Skream v Benga dub-off. I’m speculating here, but with Ms. Dynamite on the lineup, I’d imagine Zinc is the special guest we’ll be wiling out to. Time will tell, but what’s for absolute certain is that GottaDanceDirty™ will be giving you only the best coverage of the weekend. It’s four months down the line, but passes will sell out so be sure to get on it early.