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
Whattup New York? Fashion week kicks off tonight with Fashion’s Night Out but don’t forget to get your music fix too with some of these great events:
Visionquest not only makes up the supergroup of Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, Shaun Reeves, and Ryan Crosson, but it’s also a home to sounds that are supported by the foursome, like the new single from Canadian duo and VQ partypals, FOOTPRINTZ. “Dangers of the Mouth” is the first single from their forthcoming debut album, and Visionquest has started them off with a bang as they commission fellow Montrealean and Turbo mastermind, Tiga, for an uptempo rework that brings the dark, synthpop original off of its knees and into dancefloor territory. This great remix along with another rendition from Detroit’s Jimmy Edgar will be released exclusively on Beatport August 13th before its worldwide release on the 27th. √+ Continue Reading
Good morning! Today’s news includes EDM’s Power Trio, EDC Las Vegas, Simian Mobile Disco, Hot Chip, and Guy Gerber. Stories and videos after the jump!
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.
FULL RECAP + FREE DOWNLOAD after the jump! Continue Reading
For the late afternoon starts to the late nights to the early mornings– here’s what gets us up, gets us going, gets us through the deepest of LA weekends.
GDD™ SPOTHEADS.005 (18 track Spotify playlist, 2 hours)
Chris James, one half of Coat of Arms, released his On & On EP on Berlin’s OFF Recordings yesterday with 2 originals and 2 well-commissioned remixes from New York resident, MANIK, and the Deep House aficionado from Leeds with one of my favorite artist names, Hot Since 82. The 4-track EP is perfect for peaktime, and the production from Chris James couldn’t be better. On & On already has support from the hottest of the hot — including Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Homework, and more. √++ Continue Reading
Good morning! It’s Friday and I have personally curated (as always) this very extensive GDD™ Morning Update as a gift to you for the weekend. Today’s news includes Deadmau5′s views on Simon Cowell’s new DJ talent show, Porter Robinson’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix debut, Super Bowl XLVI’s music and performers, Bassnectar, and much more. Please read on after the jump, I know you’ll enjoy it.
3 weeks ago London based Boiler Room took their gear over to Amsterdam Dance Event for an afternoon broadcast from the Minus label. Sets on the day came from Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Seth Troxler, and Ambivalent, and it was probably the most impressive Boiler Room we’ve seen to date. Take a listen to this recording of Richie Hawtin doing what he does best:
Richie Hawtin from BOILER ROOM at ADE on Vimeo.
Download: Richie Hawtin – Live at Minus Takeover, Boiler Room ADE