The year was 1967 when the world saw its first music festival. It was The Monterey International Pop Music Festival that took place over three days on June 16-18 in Monterey, California. The fest has become known as the first major American appearance of Jimi Hendrix and The Who. It put Janis Joplin on the map in the rock world and saw Otis Redding perform and break traditions. Monterey would shape the mold for future music festivals such as Woodstock in 1969 and every other music festival to come after. It's been years in the making, but the music festival continues to be ever evolving.
Often times it's hard to believe there was a time before our house music. When music festivals were one weekend and everyone jammed out in General Admission. Before it exploded and when it was just a small "underground thing." The entire genre has evolved over time taking on many different forms but it's an absolute must to go back to it's roots. From the disco days to the early 90s when house started making it's way over to the states. We've rounded up 8 songs that aren't exactly your hard hitting, bass-in-your-face, typical progressive house. These songs can be easily defined as the epitome of what house music really was.
1. Joachim Garraud- Are U Ready (Laidback Luke Remix)
2. Dirty South vs. Evermore- It's Too Late
As Benefit says, "laughter is the best cosmetic." Well in that case, our favorite fun, flirty cosmetic line has teamed up with comedienne, Sarah Colonna, who frequently appears on Chelsea Lately as a roundtable regular yet again. This time Colonna gives us some comical tell tales on which types of boyfriends you should stay far away from. Men can come and go but girlfriends can last forever unless...watch the video for the rest!
If you're a die hard fan of NBC's Season 3 of "The Voice," you most likely remember Chevonne, the rocking soul scream machine. We watched as the quirky underdog made her way through three rounds when she finally got judges Cee Lo and Blake Shelton to turn during her blind audition when she sang "Brass In Pocket" by The Pretenders.
Being on Team Cee Lo, she easily impressed both Cee Lo and his team advisor, Matchbox 20's Rob Thomas as she nailed rehearsals for her battle round with Avery Wilson on the David Guetta ft. Sia song "Titanium." Although Chevonne didn't win the battle against her teammate, she was highly praised for her soaring high notes and bold stage moves. Her time wasn't over though when judge Christina Aguilera saved Chevonne with the new "coach steal" feature, applauding Chevonne for her flamboyant and exciting performance vibe.
When we got word that the ever fearless and outspoken rapper (and occasional mermaid), Azealia Banks, was teaming up with ASOS along with Ellie Goulding and Charlotte Free for the #BestNightEver collection we were pretty excited. The collection features fun party inspired duds and now we can style stalk Miss Banks since she contributed to the ASOS Daily Edit picking her favorite choices for 'date night,' to 'going out' to 'work' outfits.
Just released is the video for her song "Fierce" where you can catch her donning the fun and festive collection. Watch it below!
Last Thursday Nov. 8th, Fun. performed an exclusive acoustic show for the NYC media and a handful of onlookers at the Bowery Ballroom. In a joint promotional event hosted by Ben & Jerry’s and non-profit organization Reverb, fans gathered to support as Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost, Jack Antonoff of Fun. would give an intimate performance while participating in a panel discussion about their upcoming plans for their role in the 2012 Campus Consciousness Tour as well as their newly founded Ally Coalition project.
It's really an amazing thing to see the electronic music world jump in to support the victims of Hurricane Sandy in the New York area. With that said, Brooklyn based EDM record label Brooklyn Fire, and NYC based entertainment marketing & PR firm UG Strategies, in collaboration with Live Nation and GBH Events have proudly announced “EDM For Sandy Relief,” a benefit concert for The American Red Cross and Hurricane Sandy victims, in association with Sol Republic Headphones.
Taking place on Monday Nov. 19th, some big names in electronic music will come together at New York City’s famed Gramercy Theatre. Aiming to spread their love for music and more importantly, their love for New York City and those affected by the Hurricane Sandy, the DJs performing at the benefit include the very awesome Tommie Sunshine, Drop The Lime, The Disco Fries, Dances With White Girls, Blaqwell, Alex English and many more!
EDM For Sandy Relief is an all ages event. For more information and tickets click here.
The California dreamstep producer and OWSLA signee, Seven Lions just launched a contest through Beatport for a chance to remix his track "Days to Come." Just off his recently released EP, the track is ready for some remixing!
So, you think you got what it takes? Start brainstorming some musical magic and make sure to submit your rework by November 26 if you want to take home a massive Beatport prize pack and have your remix officially released by OWSLA—I mean, who wouldn't?!
Although the West Coast producer, born Jeff Montalvo, has recently broke out on the scene, he has made quite the impression with his progressive dubstep bangers. His career saw a breakthrough the very same way. It was ignitied with a huge Beatport remix contest win when he reworked Above & Beyond's "You Got to Go" last year, and soon after, he made his debut for Skrillex's OWSLA label.