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.
Ten miles of darkness and 2000 cars separated us from the festival we had only dreamt about. As we stared forward, excited and anxious, there was a faint flicker towards the sky and then the familiar explosion of fireworks in the distance. A roar ripped through the desert from the cars around us. Indian chiefs and their topless girlfriends yelled and cheered out their windows, as packs of neon spattered fur boots ran by on foot. This was the scene I had heard so much about. The one that would save dance music events
EDM lovers are in for a real treat for the next few months. A plethora of electro fests are lined up and ready for the taking. While we wait for dates and lineups to be announced for post-June festivals, peep these April-June events that are confirmed, with tickets on sale now!
who: Tiësto, Röyksopp, STS9, 12th Planet, araabMUZIK, Awolnation, Calvin Harris, Cosmic Gate, CSS, Datsik, Dillon Francis, Mt Eden, Nero, Steve Aoki
what: An intensely euphoric weekend of dubstep, electropop, and happy hardcore put on by Insomniac Events
Tuesday boozeday is quickly approaching, giving us yet another reason to rage face from sunrise to sunset. Here’s a list of the hottest parties happening:
The full lineup is as follows:
This family-love night takes place at Mokai, one of the hardest clubs to get into on South Beach, so make sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time! For a special discount on tickets, use groupcode: JOONBUG.
As the month of March progresses the beach begins to vibrate with the bass from world-class DJs. Everywhere you turn you’re inundated with one DJ who is better than the next. Yet there is always that one party, the crème de la crème that everyone wants to be a part of. This year that party is being held at the iconic Miami staple, Nikki Beach. This legendary club will be bringing to the beach a 17 hour, 3 stage rager that brings together some of the most noteworthy acts in the electronic music industry.
Their No Sugar Added Miami 2011 party will be held Friday March 25, and their recipe of the world’s most noteworthy electronic musicians, a three stage set-up, and Miami’s sexiest clientele, is the perfect formula for a March Music Week extravaganza that is at the top of every party goers list. For starters, The Beach Stage will be headlined by Grammy nominated and International Dance Music Award winner, Armand Van Helden. His body rocking beats are sure to bring in an enormous crowd, especially since he will be joined by breakthrough up and comer, AN21. Rounding out the Beach Stage lineup is AN21’s partner in crime Max Vangeli as well as Norman Doray, Kim Fai, David Tort, Moguai, Richard Grey, and Dutch duo Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano. Remember to bring your sexiest swimwear because this beach party is sure to get hot!
The Sunday Snapshot:
The festival set-up, sound and acoustics, as well as operations were extremely professional. It's obvious they have done this before. I loved how they had two stages by each other with back-to-back shows. I parked it at the Budweiser/Playstation stages for most of the weekend due to the line up, but it was incredible to see 10,000 people stacked to see the headliners on the BMI stage. Kudos Lolla.
Sunday Musical Delights & Awards:
Chiddy Bang: Award for Band Best Listened on a CD. I was personally pumped to see Chiddy play. My friends produce their music videos and I have been rocking to their cool remixes/raps for a bit now. Think, Girl Talk meets Drake for their vibe. I was sadly disappointed in the live bit, but I still like them a lot. But the electronic Perry’s stage was a sick addition to the festival. We would be visiting again.
Here is what we loved most about Saturday at Lollapalooza 2010. I wish I was still there!
In addition to the green scene at Grant Park, there were some really cool sponsorship and brand presence situations in the mix. Toyota was giving away cold bandanas and headbands (much needed with the hot temperatures). They always had a line to their tent, which I’m sure got them some good exposure. Another great sponsor was the water filling stations; I know I spent a lot of time here. AOL provided free WiFi, for those of us working during the festival, this was clutch. A fun one was the Q101 Hammock Station, where you could actually take a break and lay in the hammocks for a bit. It’s always enjoyable to see brands and companies giving out products and services that are super beneficial to the festival goer. Giving a consumer something they can really use during the weekend is really going to stand out for marketing purposes.
Completely pumped for this festival, Lollapalooza managed to blow me away. Not only with the talent they had this year, but as an event planner, I was even more impressed with the set-up and operations they had in place. If you missed our live Tweets from the festival here are some tasty tidbits from the weekend. Catch us tomorrow for Saturday's recap:
We arrived in Chicago around 7am from New York, took a nap, and proceeded to the event around 4pm. Other than grabbing my media pass (which was like a mile away from the entrance) I was immediately impressed.