EARGASMIC
Counterpoint Festival 2014 Reveals Entire Schedule

Festival season is finally upon us, and the most recent one to reveal its set time is Counterpoint Festival, which is going down from April 25th to the 27th. They've got everyone from Outkast, to Pretty Lights, to Above & Beyond, Foster The People, Major Lazer, Krewella, Boys Noize, Schoolboy Q, J. Cole and many more are set to play at a 5,000 acre site in Kingston Downs, Georgia. Talk about massive! The festival will have five different stages set up, a camping ground, carnival rides, a food court supported by local Georgian restaurants, and a bunch of other extracurricular activities.

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The SXSW Music Festival Is Massive For 2014

The music portion of the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival will take place from March 11th -- 16th. In this series of talented music showcases, artists from all genres across the board will be featured during the biggest music festival to be held in Austin, TX.

The SXSW festival is legendary for jump starting the careers to many musicians, just ask John Mayer who got signed to his first record label after his showcase at the 2000 SXSW Music Festival. This year, they will feature some of the hottest musicians in the game right now, let's take a look at some of them:

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HARD Events Returns To Grand Central For Miami Music Week

With Miami Music Week inching closer and closer, it's getting harder and harder to plan out where to go and who to see. Luckily, HARD Events is making the decision easier by returning to downtown Miami for two nights of HARD Miami on Wednesday, March 26th and Thursday, March 27th. Setting up shop at Grand Central, the team responsible for HARD Day of the Dead and HOLY SHIP!!! will be putting on back to back nights of blazing beats with two of the hottest lineups.

BOYS NOIZE
Behind The Scenes with Dog Blood

Although we never saw this colloboration of masters coming, Skrillex and Boys Noise make up the duo Dog Blood, and as such, they have been dropping some fire tracks. This interview was filmed a little time before the release of their last EP Middle Finger Part 2 - which was utterly epic. They discuss they came together to create music and what inspires them as producers. Check out the video interview above.

Stream Middle Finger Part 2 below.

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Event Preview: Major Lazer, Boys Noize & GTA @ Pier 94 12/30

Looking to end the year with a bang, then look no further than the high-octane energy of Major Lazer, Boys Noize, and GTA who will help close out the year at NYC's Pier 94 on December 30th. The show which is going to be a blazing hot ticket, will be a great opportunity to hear sick music and create a few more memories in 2013. Don't miss out on the chance to catch the world-famous party starters.

Tickets are now available here.

This is an absolute must-attend event so grab your ticket while you still can.

WEEKEND PICKS
Chicago Weekend Roundup: October 18th - 20th 2013

Friday October 18th

Stop by Concord Music Hall this Friday to catch Boys Noize on their North America Fall Tour! $25 for general admission tickets and $80 for a pack of 4 tickets. Event is from 9 pm - 2 am. 18 +

2047 N Milwaukee Chicago, Illinois 60647

Don't miss the lovely Nadia Ali live at Castle this Friday October 18th! click here to get on the guestlist with free admission before 11:30 pm and reduced admission after 11:30. You can also get VIP bottleservice and table reservations. General admission is $20. 21 +

IN THE HOUSE
Dog Blood Makes Wicked Debut At Weekend 1 of Ultra Music Festival

Skrillex and Boys Noize make a pretty damn good team. The tag team ripped up the Ultra Worldwide tent on Sunday, March 17, as they made their debut at Ultra Music Festival as Dog Blood. The set was killer and it was a treat since they were only on the lineup for the first weekend. Needless to say, festival goers had quite an experience to watch Skrillex drop the bass alongside his other half; Boys Noize who brought his signature beats.

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An Electric Zoo

Article by Sarah Harper

Usually when an eclectic mix of ravers cross paths, they find themselves wired with different brainwaves and thinking patterns, disagreeing and interested in opposite genres whether it be dubstep, progressive house or trance. But when the conversation between the two parties leads to Electric Zoo, surprisingly, the two-different minded personalities can usually come together in agreement: Electric Zoo is an electronic music festival, designed for whatever type of sub genere of dance music you’d like to delve into.

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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.

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Boys Noize and Skrillex Reveal Collaborative Project 'Dog Blood'

Last week Skrillex posted a teaser video on his Facebook page for a song entitled Next Order. The track came from unknown artist Dog Blood, whose premier EP was scheduled to be released Monday, August 13. Labeled simply as “MIDDLE FINGER ACID TERROR from Boysnoize Records and OWLSA," many were scrambling to figure out just who Dog Blood was. Not soon after, both an official Facebook page and Twitter account associated with the act soon appeared. It didn’t take much time for fans to discover that the Facebook page identified the members of the group as Alex Ridah and Sonny Moore; Boys Noize and Skrillex respectively.