Not long after 8pm, when the drinks were flowing in full swing, hometown heroes The Chainsmokers took the stage and were met with a whole lot of NYC love. The duo, consisting of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, launched right into a happy, high-energy set of The Chainsmokers remixes, originals, and current favorites. They wowed the crowd with their remixes of 'Jealous' by Chromeo and 'Take Me Home' by Cash Cash, and got amazingly positive feedback when they played some new music they've been working on, including an absolutely beautiful collaboration with Adrian Lux. Naturally, things took a turn for the hilariously narcissistic when The Chainsmokers hit the crowd with their insanely popular single, '#Selfie.' A group of people lucky enough to receive their own '#Selfie' held them up high when The Chainsmokers took a group sized '#Selfie' while on stage, before losing the frames, and their minds, to a tremendous trap edit of the iconic track. Needless to say, the crowd was amped up and a chilled out groove was in order.
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.
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.
This past Friday, the Killer Fro Tour took over the Grand Ballroom in Webster Hall, and it was incredible. As one of the most prominent venues in the New York City nightlife scene, Webster Hall is the ideal place to dance and sweat the night away, especially if you have a desire to see any of the best names in electronic music.
Upon arriving at the club, located in the East Village, it was a pleasant surprise to see that the lines outside were minimal and moving quickly, an ideal situation given the blistering cold of these long winter nights. Once the heat lamps hovering above the entrance started to work their magic though, thoughts of feeling frozen gave way to the warm fuzzy feeling that goes hand in hand with the sensation of heavy bass shaking everything and everyone around you. Once up the stairs and into the Grand Ballroom, it was only minutes to midnight before Candyland, surprisingly, came out on stage first.
Beyoncé's "Drunk In Love" has taken over radio stations, clubs, and just about anywhere else music plays. But have you heard the funky remix by DJ/producer Richie Beretta and Major Lazer's Jillionaire? We know the Queen would think the track is flawless. Check out the six minutes of brilliance below!
After weeks of promo tweets and instagram posts, Major Lazer has finally released their Apocalypse Soon EP and you need to hear it as soon as possible. The group consisting of Diplo, Walshy Fire, and Jillionaire have risen to become one of EDM's hottest acts this past year and they are only continuing to build up hype around their name with the release of this EP. The project feautres from some of noticable names like Pharrell Williams to Sean Paul, who are utilized nicely on their respective tracks. Each song is filled with high energy and strong beats whice are sure to get any party bumping as soon as you hit play.
From his love of pizza to Lindsay Lohan on the decks, Jillionaire seems like the type of chill guy that everyone would want to work in the studio with. Ordering a ton of pizza while imagining dolphins on the horizons are just some of the quirky facts that were revealed in this interview. Get to know more about one-third of Major Lazer's Jillionaire by watching the interview below:
If 'Express Yourself' instigator and Major Lazer group member Diplo is the leader of this upside down, twerkin' it on a handstand revolution, then the four names chosen for the 'Revolution' (Remixes) are his second's in command. Out now via Mad Decent, each of the included remixes adds to and improves the dynamic stadium sound of the original, all the while making sure to maintain the lofty vocal work Kai has laid out as the guiding voice of the title track to Diplo's previously released Revolution EP.
Major Lazer front man, Diplo ,took to Twitter recently to announce the upcoming release of their next EP. There is no confirmed title or date to it yet, but it has been confirmed that some big names will be featured on this project. Pharrell - the man who was somehow a part of every big hit in 2013 will be on there, as well as dancehall reggae phenoms Sean Paul and Elephant Man will be part of it as well. I told you guys before, Diplo is a force not to be reckoned with. He took over 2013, and is now in preparation to takeover 2014 as well. Check out his two hour 2013 round up mix, and be alert for some new fire from Major Lazer out soon.— Kim K Mutumbo (@diplo) January 4, 2014
On the eve of New Year's Eve, Major Lazer performed the greatest show of 2013. We caught up with Major Lazer at their awesome Block Party event in Philadelphia back in July, but nothing can compare to their brilliant show at Pier 94 on Monday, December 30th. With DJ Vaega, DJ Snake, and Boys Noize opening the night, Major Lazer took over the stage at 1am and gave an amazing performance that has left 2013 untouchable!