EARGASMIC
Duck Sauce's Long-awaited Full-length, Quack, Out Now
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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.

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HARD Summer Returns August 2nd & 3rd

Los Angeles' largest music event, HARD Summer Music Festival, is coming back bigger than ever for its 7th year on August 2nd and 3rd. Last year's HARD Summer, which took place at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, saw over 70,000 fans come out to see the cream of the electronic and hip-hop music crop perform, including Bassnectar, Baauer, Empire of the Sun, Knife Party, 2 Chainz, Zedd, Duck Sauce, and Justice.

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Event Recap: Holy Ship!!!

Supported by a roster of some of dance music's biggest names, Holy Ship!!! (there's three exclamation points in the name because it's the festival's third year, duh) embarked on its third voyage last week for yet another successful joyride through the Bahamas. While January can be a risky month for cruising, the weather proved favorable for spirits both onboard and on the private islands. Passengers from around the globe began to arrive at the port of Miami early Thursday afternoon, gazing their eyes upon the MSC Divina— the world's 10th largest cruise ship. Holding their breathes in excitement, they mazed their way through the obstacle course of preliminary procedures that fenced them from their long awaited adventure at sea.

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.

THE BEAT
MTV Adds Best Electronic Dance Music Video Category To VMAs

Avicii - Levels

Calvin Harris - Feel So Close

Duck Sauce - Big Bad Wolf

Martin Solveig - The Night Out

Skrillex - First Of The Year (Equinox)

IN THE MIX
Governor's Ball Announces Full 2012 Lineup

Big news has dropped today in the festival circuit: New York’s Governor’s Ball has officially announced its 2012 line up. For those not familiar with the Ball, it’s a two day fest featuring diverse tunes, a myriad of activities, and all the usual shenanigans that accompany any outdoor music festival. Situated on Randall’s Island—stock prison backdrop included—this fest boasts headliners Beck, Modest Mouse, Chromeo, Ducksauce, and Passion Pit (to name a few). Interspersed throughout the two days, the line-up looks fiendishly delicious, with June 23 & 24 shaping up to be quite the weekend.

IN THE HOUSE
Ultra Music Festival Survival Guide

The bad news: Last year the festival was at Bicentennial Park, a significantly smaller venue than this year’s Bayfront Park. There was little to no cellphone connection available, probably because I was sandwiched in a mass of 100,000+ people. I can’t speak for the new venue’s cellphone abilities, but with an additional 50,000 people, I’m assuming the same problem will present itself. Your best bet is to set up sporadic meeting spots amongst your friends throughout the day, in case someone in your group gets separated.

IN THE HOUSE
A-Trak Returns to NYC at LAVO

The internationally known turn-table genius, label owner, and disc jockey A-Trak has been at the top of his game since the age of 15 where he won the 1997 DMC World DJ Championship. That was only the beginning for the beat scratching artist who most currently was hand selected by none other than Kanye West to be his exclusive tour DJ. From stadium performances to intimate nightclub DJ sets, A-Trak is considered an electronic music icon who's record label Fool's Gold can be held responsible for launching careers for artists such as Kid Cudi and Kid Sister.