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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DJ Times magazine is recognizing the incredible music produced and spun by domestic DJs with its seventh annual “America’s Best DJ competition.” The contest asks EDM fans to vote for their favorite American DJ out of the competition’s offered 100 nominees. The selection ranges from open-format DJs like A-Trak, to dubstep master like Skrillex, and of course the classic New York techno king Boris.
Will last year’s winner Kaskade be dethroned by a drum&bass DJ? Will a trance producer take the lead? It’s up to you, the fans, to decide! You can vote on the website and will be eligible to win prizes from Pioneer DJ such as trips to Las Vegas, DJ equipment and more.
When Revel announced that their residency program at the HQ Nightclub would feature some of the world's premier DJs, not many people gave them a second look. Oh how those people were mistaken. Joining the likes of Dirty South, Dada Life and Calvin Harris, DJ A-Trak is set to spend the summer there, playing four dates over the next few months.
This is HUGE, as A-Trak is one of the most accomplished, talented and well known DJs working in the business today. The exclusive road DJ for Kanye West, A-Trak has built up a huge roster of mega celebs that he DJs for, including Drake, Kid Cudi, Lupe Fiasco and more.