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23

Apr

HARD (@HARDFEST) Summer 2013 Line Up Announced

 

This line up is ridic!  Waaaaay too sick!  Gotta give it up to them.  Good shit.  See full line up below & trailer above:

22

Apr

@Avicii vs @NickyRomero - “I Could Be The One” (Miami 2013 Recap)

Avicii’s vids/interviews r sooOoo motivational/inspiring!  I’m sooo ampd after watching this!  Those crowd shots are amazing man!  Gaaaah, motivation to get there one day!!! 

He might not be the best DJ, but, his production is one of the best. 

30

Jul

Skrillex @ Rock For People Festival


This is why I fux w/ Skrills, why he’s one of my Top 5 artists right now. That’s true love for the art, the music, &, most importantly, his fans.  From all accounts, he’s mad humble, easy going, and amazing to work with.  The major success has not gotten to his head.

PLUR Babies/Ravers Being Cheap Asses

PLUR/ravers are the biggest fuckin penny pinchers I know. They NEVER have money yet they’re always at raves/concerts every fuckin’ weekend & have drugs smfh lolololol!!!!

27

Jul

Kaskade Tonight at Staples!!! (Link to Stream)

Aaaaaah!  FINALLY!!!!   The date’s here!  So fuckin’ amp’d!  Bout to rage my face off!!!  Aaaaaahhhhh!!!  LEGOOOOO!!! 

**fist pump**

untz untz untz untz!!

Btw, for those of you who can’t be there, you can watch a live stream tonight starting at 7:30 pm (PST) on YouTube here or also on Fuse.

22

Jul

Kaskade tour is a groundbreaker for electronic dance music

I was going to write a lengthy opinion piece on how I dislike the shift towards arenas b/c I agreed w/ this:

"Seats for EDM is hit or miss," said Phil Blaine, the head of business development at Insomniac, the company that puts on Electric Daisy, at an EDMBiz panel. "The natural habitat is open space. Once you get into seats with letters and numbers, that’s not what Insomniac is all about."

BUT, I’ll be going to Kaskade’s show this upcoming Friday here at Staples Center.  So, we’ll see how it goes.  I’d rather experience this arena feel before I make an opinion lol.

I will say one thing though.  Peep this part on Avicii:

The young Swedish producer Avicii, who had a monster hit with the Etta James-sampling single “Le7els,” had to reschedule and downsize a planned arena tour after ticket sales were reportedly far below expectations.  Raddon said “Tim [Bergling, who performs as Avicii] is a great artist, but [that tour] did cause me to scratch my head a bit. But then, I’d be in a tailspin if I were 22 and had a hit record and making more money than I’d ever dreamed of. People see the fervor around the genre and are all ‘Now’s the time!’”

I remember seeing the ads to buy tickets for that tour.  With all due respect to Avicii, at that point in time, he was honestly blowing up based off one huge track, that being “Levels.”  Kaskade was scratching his head because Avicii didn’t have enough clout, didn’t have enough experience as a DJ, didn’t have enough of a tribe to go on such a huge venture.  I respect the ambition but the reality is that guys like Tiesto and Kaskade have been doing DJn for over a decade.  And, they’re barely booking huge venues here in the states.  Avicii and/or his handlers got caught up in the old paradigm that one huge hit meant true career success.  Well, those low ticket sales were a true slap in the face.  It takes time, patience, dedication to garner a true loyal following.  Avicii has the talent to make it happen.  He’s only 22.  With time, it’ll happen.  The issue was his people jumped the gun.  “People see the fervor around the genre and are all ‘Now’s the time!’”

11

Jul

UMF TV - Episode 01 - AVICII


Maaaan, I got goosebumps watching this.  I fuckin’ looooove music.  It’s my passion.  Ugh, the way it can make millions move & connect to them.

This 8-minute documentary-style ‘artist special’ sees the UMF TV crew follow the 22 year-Old’s legendary performance at this year’s gargantuan edition of Ultra Music Festival in Miami!

19

Jun

Sensation White 2011 HD

11

Jun

STEVE AOKI CLOSES EDC DAY 2 AT 5:45AM!

What if I was to tell you that EDC Las Vegas was shut down at 1am because of high wind. Most people left where then Marcus Shultz and Steve Aoki stayed and played a set at 3am on a make-shift, last minute 15 foot stage for the few fans who stayed. This is true! Big props to Marcus and Steve for rocking out till the very end for their fans! Some people got a very special show!

~ Via the homie, Will Chiang (who’s there as official photographer)

06

Jun

The Beginning of the End for Electro???

Peep this article.  Then, check out Lefsetz’s thoughts on it here.

Big money is going to start coming in.  This means overpaying the acts which means us fans will end up paying more to attend shows, festivals, raves.  This essentially means the music will become watered down and the experience also.

For all those going to EDC, enjoy while it lasts. In probably 5 years, it’ll be some corporate BS where you’re overcharged & the experience is watered down w/ folks there to cause a ruckus vs truly living the PLUR experience (which I’m hearing is already the case to a degree) **sigh**

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