The Governors Ball Music Festival 2013 is back for its third year and will be yet again taking over Randall's Island and as always, comes in first as NYC's best indie music festival! The fest is taking place over three days from June 7-9. The 2013 lineup has been annoucned and includes headliners like Kanye West and Kings Of Leon along with super talented artists such as Azealia Banks, Icona Pop, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Pretty Lights, The Knocks, Dillon Francis, Crystal Castles, and Paper Diamond to name a few.
This Saturday, January 26, Electric Beach welcomes a rare NYC appearance by German DJ/Producer, Moguai. He's been on the electronic music scene for more than a decade, and his DJ skills can prove it.
Inspired by the musical surroundings of the Ruhr area in Germany, including the sounds of Kraftwerk, he found his way as a DJ into the rave scene. Since then, he has created a distinct sound of his own leaving his mark on the musical map while those listening and dancing easily become enthralled by the man behind the decks.
The 22-year-old rising Dutch producer/DJ, Sandro Silva released his Let Go Tonight EP on Ultra Music last month and the label is celebrating the release with a brand new video for the title track, "Let Go Tonight" featuring Jack Miz.
As the title track it nicely showcases Sandro’s experience and capabilities as a songwriter. The song features Jack Miz’s vocals over a commanding hook and deft production. On a random night out there are possibilites for just about anything. “Let Go Tonight” plays out one man’s fantasy for the night as he documents it through photos and video.
Watch the video below and get your copy of “Let Go Tonight” now on Beatport.
Perfecto label boss, Paul Oakenfold teams up with London born and LA based singer, Matt Goss to create a sublime follow up to their 2010 release and successful single “Firefly.” The two have joinced forces uunder their brand new alias: The Concrete Sneakers. Through this venture, they highlight one another using their diverse musical backgrounds to create “Touch The Sky,” a crossover vocal track that has already earned extensive support.
Along with the release, a group of rising producers have been brought on to do remix work such as Dutch electro house maestros, Disfunktionas they turn the original into a progessive house anthem remix that Paul Oakenfold has been dropping on all of his recent shows including all of the gigs he has been playing in support of Madonna on her North and South American tour dates.
Dillon Francis has been killing it on his remixes lately. Recently, he put his touch on NERVO and Nicky Romero's "Like Home" and now he's just released his remix for Dada Life's "So Young So High" out today on Beatport.
Dill take's the original electro poppy version and throws in his version of trap snares and heavy bass drums. While we can't say we love it just yet we're excited to hear this when Dill throws down back to back shows at Webster Hall in NYC this weekend on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20. The song has a lot of potential so we're curious to see the reactions at Webster this weekend and who knows, maybe Mr. IDGAFOS will drop some new, original material! Tickets are still avail for the Sunday night show here.
Listen to the remix of "So Young So High" below and let the dance party commence!
Philadelphia singer, Res is making her way back into the music scene as a solo artist. She gained recognition in 2001, when she released her debut album How I Do on MCA Records and peaked at number one on The Billboard Dance Chart with hit single "They Say Vision." After parting ways with her label, Res is back and ready to rebuild her career as an indie artist. Currently, the singer has joined forces with longtime collaborater Talib Kweli on their hip-hop/electro project, Idle Warship.
Just after announcing its 2013 roster of superstar DJ talent, Wynn Las Vegas is kicking things off this week during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Wynn is taking over Park City Live, formerly Harry O's, as the prime spot for non-film related entertainment. XS, Tryst, and Surrender nightclubs along with Encore Beach Club present Afrojack, Avicii, Cedric Gervais, Nero and more, January 17-21.
Thursday, January 17 marks the start of the festivities as the Powder Awards after party kicks off with British electronic music sensation NERO. Saturday, January 19, Swedish powerhouse Avicii hits the booth, Sunday, January 20, catch multi-award winning, platinum-selling producer Afrojack, and closing out the week on Monday, January 21, French house music DJ and producer Cedric Gervais, a new addition to the Wynn residency roster in 2013, hits the decks and will be joined for a special performance by hip hop recording artist, 2 Chainz.
For more information and tickets visit here.
Since the news of EDC returning to New York, we also got some hints of another location. Well, Insomniac CEO, Pasquale Rotella has confirmed EDC Chicago is in fact happening. The newest addition to the EDC adventures is set to take place on Memorial Day Weekend at Chicagoland Speedway on May 24-26.
Tickets go on sale January 23 at 12 p.m. Central Time. Three-day GA tickets will be priced at $175 to start and VIP tickets selling at $299 (plus service fees). The camping/festival package, which includes three-day general or VIP admission plus camping pass, will be priced at $295 and $419, respectively. For more information visit the offical Electric Daisy Carnival website here.
His album dropped yesterday to rave reviews bringing him up to kingliness status and last night on David Letterman, A$AP Rocky claimed his throne. He was introduced sitting on a golden chair for his debut performance as he spit rhymes and delievered some falsetto for the crowd. Once the beats kicked in, "Wild For The Night," blared through the speakers as A-Trak, AraabMuzik, and DJ Clark Kent were live on the turntables.
Watch the boys performance below