Electric Zoo makes its triumphant return to its original location, NYC's Randall’s Island Park this Labor Day Weekend (August 30-September 1st) for three days of the world's best in electronic music. To celebrate E Zoo’s fifth anniversary there will be two main stages on expanded festival grounds—which can only mean more confetti, more music, and more fun. The two stages, designated Main Stage West and Main Stage East, will have headliners such as Avicii, Knife Party, Dada Life, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, and Laidback Luke and others yet to be announced. This year there will be a total of five stages in addition to the two main stages for all you zoo animals out there to choose from.
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.
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In a scene flooded with many young people who aspire to be the next Avicii or Dirty South, it is sometimes hard for those who are truly talented to stand out. When referring to the prodigy-esque DJ/producer Stereoshock, his productions have helped him become impossible to ignore. Only the tender age of 19, the young NYC local has been turning heads throughout the industry and it is very clear that he has no plans of stopping.
Avicii already has 2013 on lock in what he's calling the "world's biggest music collaboration." A YouTube announcement introduced the 'Avicii x You' Contest which is set to launch today! The first step comes in the form of a melody. With that said, the DJ has provided fans with a downloadable chord progression as a foundation to build their own track and will provide more musical parts along the way.
In the video for Session #1, The Swedish superstar explains the importance of having a great melody on a track and his process on the making of his hit "Levels." You have from today, Jan. 9th until Jan. 16th to participate and submit your melody! Visit here for more information.
Nestled away in the grandiose Ceasars Palace hotel, PURE Nightclub is ready to ring in the new year in style. The NYE soiree will be hosted by multi-platinum recording artist Nicki Minaj who promises to throw a boisterous party as she leads the countdown to midnight.
If you weren’t already aware of EDM’s booming popularity in the United States, this will surely catch your attention. Forbes, the business magazine dedicated to all things finance, marketing, and investment, has caught wind of the ever-growing music movement and has put out a list of the industry’s most profitable DJs in an article entitled The World’s Highest Paid DJs. The article focuses on the fact that EDM has become the musical-cultural movement of the moment. Much like rock n’ roll and hip-hop before it, EDM is big business, and it has become so popular that it has been incorporated into mainstream music like never before.
Lollapalooza offers an incredible and diverse bill of artists. It is one festival that truly caters to just about every type of music lover. With so many incredible sets, it was hard to pick our favorites, but here are a few of the major standouts that made trekking the bad weather and heat worth it!
This outfit from Boston, MA stunned with a heart-on-its-sleeve set. Front man Michael Angelakos delivered a sincere and powerful performance. The band delivered a non-stop, passionate and energetic performance. A definite highlight.