The Swedish DJ duo, Dada Life, have built their name for throwing one of the most exciting live performances in EDM. They have also gained an impressive following by continuously presenting electronic podcasts that feature grade-A music selection and hilarious commentary. This month their latest podcast is filled with bangers from Showtek, Fedde Le Grand, R3HAB to name a few, along with a handful of quotable lines.
Check it out above and subscribe to their monthly podcast here!
Friday, January 31st
Red Fridays at one of DC's most premiere venues is proud to present another all star line up this Friday, headlined by the beautiful Blond:ish duo of Anstascia and Vivie-Ann, and supported by Sam Burns and Charles Martin. Advance tickets are available, and required for anyone ages 18 to 20, for only $10, with free entry before 12 A.M. for anyone 21 or older.
1115 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phonic Fridays at Zeppelin have been putting on a steady stream of the most incredible trance and progressive house performances imaginable, and this week is no different. Hosted by Alex M.O.R.P.H., this Friday January 31st will mark the fourth installment in the Phonic Fridays series, all of which have been their own unique brand of musical adventure. Tickets are on sale now starting at $15 dollars, 21 and over only, Doors open at 10 P.M.
Friday, January 17th
As part of Phonic Fridays, Bryan Kearney will be bringing his talent for technically sound trance to Zepplin. Well recognized on a global scale for his work with big names like John O' Callaghan, and having established his own label, Kearnage Recordings, Kearney is one of many big names that will be staking their claim over Friday nights in the DC Area. Come dressed to dance, tickets start at $15 for the 21 and older crowd only.
At U Street Musical Hall, the weekend kicks off with Red Fridays, and this week they are presenting veteran Chicago house DJ Derrick Carter to the dance music masses. Doors open at 10pm, with free admission before 11pm for anyone 21 and up. Tickets are availble online at $10 for people between 18 and 20.
2013 is coming to a near finish, which means it's time to reflect on the year's most exciting Artists and DJs. The rise of EDM is no secret and not to be overrated. With an abundance of new talent, artists recreating their sound, and stellar festival sets that stood out from the rest, the EDM scene looks like it's constantly generating exciting buzz all throughout the year. Here's our pick of the Top 20 DJs who's made a great impression in the electronic music scene:
It's no secret that Robbert van de Corput, better recognized as, Hardwell, was crowned DJ Mag's #1 DJ. In 2011, he entered the Top 100 list at #24, quickly rising the ranks to #1 in a matter of only two years. There's a reason why he's been voted the top DJ, just look at the views on all his major festival sets on Youtube. His Tomorrowland set garnered 16+ million views while his Ultra set is at 17+ million views. The numbers certainly speak for themselves. At only 25 years old, there's no slowing down this festival tycoon anytime soon!
Very few people have heard of Bobby Puma, but word is he's one of dance music's hidden gems. Believe it or not, the Bay Area native has been ghost producing for the last 5 years, under the wings of DJ Mag Top 100-worthy artists. Today, however, Puma is officially introducing himself to the world in presenting his very first remix of none other than Dada Life's latest production, "Born To Rage." Although he is fresh onto the scene, the experience Bobby has gained as a DJ behind closed doors are evident in his electro-packed rendition of the original. With a steady percussive buildup leading into deeper, stabbing electro synths, Puma's remix is invigorating and refreshing. Download his remix below, which Puma is giving away to fans for free.
This past Thursday, we took a brief road trip up to Philadelphia only to find ourselves in the Dada Land Compound featuring the one and only, Dada Life. One of the supporting acts included Florida native Henry Fong, and we spoke to him after his set to discuss his new track, "Hot Steppa" (see below), how he got started on his career, and what it's been like traveling the country to perform with Dada Life. We saw a great deal of potential in Henry particularly during his set, and his blazing, electro take on Zedd's "Stay The Night" (see below) further confirms this reality.
Can you tell us a little about your new track, “Hot Steppa”?
Thursday, October 24
2047 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Friday, October 25
EDM meets hip-hop, as GRiZ and Danny Brown headline Freaky Deaky V this Friday in Chicago. The Aragon Ballroom will host the Halloween costume party/concert, which will also feature Kill Paris and Tokimonsta. Doors open at 7:00PM. Presale tickets are $29.
1106 W. Lawrence Ave
2047 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Saturday, October 26
1106 W. Lawrence Ave
Head over to Clarkes Bar & Grille from 12-6pm to register for this not-to-be-missed bar crawl in celebration of Halloween! From 12pm-2am you will visit the sexiest bars in Chicago and drink the spookiest, most delicious drinks.
As many people look back at Electric Zoo this weekend, the emotions widely vary. Between the heartbreaking reasons behind the disappointing and contentious cancellation of Day 3, and the ongoing debate as to whether or not the right decision was made, it can be easy to look past all the good that happened this weekend. With that being said, we should not ignore what has occurred, but learn from it. Instead of thinking about what we missed out on, let’s remember what we experienced. Day 2 of Electric Zoo brought together thousands of electronic dance music listeners from all over the world to Randall’s Island for a day packed with performances from our favorite artists. Let us reflect on these positive moments that have created beautiful memories that we should not allow to be overshadowed by the negative.
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.