EARGASMIC
Duck Sauce's Long-awaited Full-length, Quack, Out Now
ALL ACCESS PASS
All Access Pass: DJ Snake At Pacha

As of late, riding on the wave of fame is a Parisian by the name of William Grigahcine – DJ Snake, to be correct. A worthy member of the Mad Decent camp, DJ Snake has brought some color back to the inevitably waning trap scene within the last year. Though it is difficult to pinpoint the exact moment that he began to turn heads – both of industry leaders and fans alike – it could be argued that his 2013 original mix with Alesia, 'Bird Machine,' along with his remixes of Duck Sauce’s 'It’s You' and Major Lazer’s 'Bubble Butt,' are what began to give him some extra leverage. Needless to say, it was 'Turn Down For What' in collaboration with Lil Jon that defined DJ Snake as a commendable producer – one to keep an eye on in 2014.

CAUSE OF THE WEEK
A POSITIVE SPIN

With the holidays in full swing, it’s a perfect time to think about ways to give back! A POSITIVE SPIN is hosting an online fundraising auction from December 9 through December 22 that aims to benefit Give a Beat & We Are Movement, two programs which use electronic music to make a positive impact in the lives of youth.

The auction, which can be found at www.32auctions.com/APositiveSpin, features amazing items donated by The BPM Festival, Dubspot, Fool’s Gold Records, Fusicology, Goldenvoice, HARD, House of Blues, Insomniac, Krewella, LED, Major Lazer, Mysteryland USA, Native Instruments, Pattern Bar, Pioneer, Ultra Music Festival, USC Events & more.

IN THE HOUSE
Diplo, Skrillex, and A-Trak Unveil New Music Video Channel, Potato

After the hints of a mega venture called 'Potato Will Eat You' from the super group A-Trak, Diplo, and Skrillex, we were eager to find out what exactly the project would be. Now, the news has finally been revealed and it comes in the form of a new music channel, POTATO which promises to take the approach of the early days of MTV.

The inaugural episode "BANG!" features Skrillex, Boys Noize and other pioneers of the genre as they comment on one of the early birth places of electronic music, Detroit.

THE HOT SPOT
Eric Prydz, A-Trak, And The Generation Wild Tour Hit HQ Nightclub

HQ Nightclub at Revel is shaking things up this Presidents Day Weekend. Globally renowned DJ Eric Prydz, turntable-god and resident DJ A-Trak and The Generation Wild Tour 2013 with Deniz Koyu, Danny Avila, dBerrie, and Mikael Weermets will be apart of the blowout holiday festivites along with the madness set to ensue at Revel.

Friday, February 15: Swedish sensation Eric Prydz will kick off the weekend festivities spinning an always entrancing and impeccable selection of his most famous chart toppers like "Everyday" as well as the more underground tracks he’s become known for under the alias Pryda. DJ Tatiana Fontes will kick off the night with her melodic blends of house and trance to intro Prydz.

Saturday, February 16: Resident DJ and turntablist phenom A-Trak will take over the decks on Saturday night for his second appearance helming the DJ booth at HQ. Known for his technical savvy and combining multiple genres, A-Trak will rev up the crowd with his signature dancehall beats.

Sunday, February 17: The Generation Wild Tour 2013 makes a highly anticipated stop at HQ Nightclub on Sunday night, featuring a collection of familiar names in the electronic dance music community which includes Deniz Koyu, Danny Avila, dBerrie, and Mikael Weermets. Catch a variety of different sounds from these producers. Also in the mix will be infamous nightlife photographer Kirill Was Here taking photos of the wildness.

For more information and tickets visit the offical Revel website here.

EARGASMIC
New Mix from Flosstradamus: Banned 2

Flosstradamus stands at the forefront of fame in the endless abyss that so clearly defines todays electronic music industry. As Chicago’s golden boys and one of the premier names in what is generally defined as “trap” music, this unique duo has risen to the limelight over the past 12 months. Having previously dabbled in other genres before taking on their instrumental, electronically infused hip-hop identity, Flosstradamus has been rebirthed into an astoundingly popular mogul. Having played shows around the country and collaborating with some of the best names in todays production game, the group has become the ultimate party starter.

As a sequel to their last in your face, traptastic mix, Banned 2 is destined to deliver the same twerk filled expose of the 808 sound that has become so insanely popular over the past year. Complete with original collabs with DJ Sliink A-Trak and Danny Brown as well as exclusives from the uber-talented Alex Young, Hucci, and DJ Carnage, this mix is destined to light up the dancefloor and get any eager crowd “Turnt Up”.

Give Banned 2 a listen and do not miss this high-energy duo when they come to your city.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
A-Trak To Debut at HQ Nightclub
The Montreal native was the first DJ to win five international DJing championships and has other countless awards under his belt. A-Trak has collaborated with big names such as Kanye West and Kid Cudi. He's also responsible for the 2011 worldwide GRAMMY Award -nominated hit "Barbra Streisand," after joining forces with Armand Van Helden to form electro-duo Duck Sauce. The track went on to achieve massive global success, helming the top chart positions in twelve countries and snatching the coveted #1 spot on the US Dance Billboard charts.

Lisen to his latest Fools Gold Radio November Mix below to get a feel for his style and for more information and tickets visit here.

MIX TAPE MONDAYS
Mixtape Mondays 005

It's no doubt that electronic music has caught the attention of the masses. Since the recent explosion of the genre in 2011, it seems that just about everyone has embraced it. Whether its 'deep house' to 'tropical trap rap' to 'moombahton' the genres continue to expand with a now more than ever diverse roster of seriously mind bending choices. We rounded up a mix of twelve songs that are worthy of so much play time it's ri-dic-u-lous.

GROUPIE
Fools Gold Turns Five
GROUPIE
Electric Zoo: The Final Lineup and Set Times

This Labor Day, Electric Zoo is set to takeover Randall’s Island for the fourth year in a row. With just under two weeks left until the festival, organizers have released the final lineup and set times for the three-day event. Spanning four stages, Electric Zoo will offer an eclectic lineup, which includes everything from House to Techno, Trance to Dubstep, and Electro to Drum & Bass. Some of the most notable names in the EDM will perform in one of the biggest electronic music festivals on the east coast, with David Guetta, Axwell, and Tiësto headlining.

If you’re lucky enough to make it to this marathon of a festival, planning is key to get the best experience. Over 100 artists will perform at four different stages throughout the three days of Electric Zoo and it will be impossible to catch every one of them. To make the best of your festival experience here is a day-to-day guide of the essential sets of Electric Zoo.