Weekend Picks: Club-Hop, Move to the Groove and Wine & Dine


This Friday, The Fancy Cats will be headlining at Lilium, with a special performance by SBND. And, on Saturday, Dimitry Mak will be spearheading the spin tables at the Red Room at Gansevoort Park. Get your disco pants and dancing shoes on. Also on Saturday catch TheFatRat headlining at Electric Beach at Santos Party House! The German native, now based in LA, will be bringing his infectious, funky approach to electro house to the popular weekly series.

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Update: Made in America Music Festival Full Lineup Announced

The festival's first day of performers consists of Jay-Z, Skrillex, Miike Snow, Calvin Harris, Maybach Music Group (Feat. Rick Ross, Wale and Meek Mill), Passion Pit, Gary Clark Jr., D'Angelo, Dirty Projectors, Janelle Monae, Prince Royce, Michael Woods, Otto Knows and Savoy.

Day two will bring even more talent like Pearl Jam, Drake, Chris Cornell, Jill Scott, Run DMC/Return of The Legendary Kings of Rock, X, Santigold, DJ Shadow (DJ Set), Betatraxx, Rita Ora, Burns and The Knocks.

Tickets are available here.

Festival Radar: HARD Summer

Founded by Gary Richards in 2007, The HARD imprint has taken the concert and festival world by storm. Starting out as a singular, but excellently curated NYE festival, HARD has grown into one of the largest concert brands working today. Putting on dozens of shows and events each year, they continue their gnarly showings with this year's HARD Summer Festival, August 3-4, right in downtown Los Angeles.

This year's HARD Summer features some of the biggest names in EDM and rock, including Skrillex, Bloc Party, Boys Noize, Miike Snow, Nero, Bloody Beetroots, James Murphy, Squarepusher, Chromeo and more!

Today in House: Freshly Minted Tracks

Angger Dimas & Bassjackers: "RIA"

Doom Records just released this hard-hitting collaboration between Indonesian DJ/producer Angger Dimas and Dutch DJ/producer team Bassjackers. Throbbing and metallic, "RIA" teases with build-up after build-up. This track is an update on the predictable form of climax and then drop; the wait pays off when the beat finally plunges into free-fall.

Bonobo ft. Andreya Triana: "Eyesdown" (Floating Points Remix)

Post-dubstep outfit Floating Points is responsible for the best remix of UK downtempo veteran Bonobo's "Eyesdown." Appearing first on 2010's Black Sands, "Eyesdown" features a chill two-step beat and Andreya Triana's dusky croon. On this year's Black Sands Remixed, Floating Points injects just enough space to get lost in.

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.

CD Review: Mark Ronson & the Business Intl.

Mark Ronson's status as a solo musician is a topic frequently subjected to scrutiny. After all, he's known as a 'celebrity D.J.' and comes from a famous family (sis Samantha is Lindsay Lohan's infamous lesbian dalliance and other sis Charlotte is a successful fashion designer). Although Ronson relies heavily on the famous talent he showcases, his own musical prowess never wavers.

Like a scientist, extracting the best of each artist he works with, Ronson helped thrust Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen into the international spotlight, producing their debut albums and featuring them prominently on his own breakthrough record: 2007's Version.

Austin City Limits Oct. 8-10: Get Your Festie On

Well Joonbuggers, it's that time again, Festie time! This time we are preparing for Austin City Limits. This is one of my favorite festivals of the year, not only because Austin is home, but also because it might be one of the most musically diverse. We are seeing some of our electronic, oldies, Texas country and pop favies this year. Here is what we were looking most forward to.

If you missed our ultimate preparation guide for a festival, please click here to get the scoop on how to get you and your group ready for a weekend of music.