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.
With Moogfest 2014 drawing nearer, the list of daytime programming has finally been announced, as well as additions to the already monumental nighttime lineup being headlined by Kraftwerk 3-D, M.I.A., and Pet Shop Boys. Among the most notable additions to Moogfest 2014's late night performers are former A Tribed Called Quest member, Q Tip, and Canadian dubstep duo, Zeds Dead. Check out the full lineup of musical programming below.
As for the daytime panels and conversations, legendary producer Nile Rodgers and the singing/dancing ArchAndroid, Janelle Monae, will add their individual masterclass and panel discussions to a robust schedule of discussions, screenings,and workshops with Futurama's David X. Cohen, some of the foremost thinkers from Google, and even Giorgio Moroder himself. For a complete listing of speakers and presenters who will be in attendance, visit the Moogfest website.
It's coming for you! The Killer Fro Tour, a name that perfectly describes what co-headliners Kill Paris and Candyland are all about, is hitting Webster Hall this Friday, February 28th. DJ/producer duo Candyland, aka Ethan and Josie, have carved out their own unique space in the electronic dance music scene, almost as big as Josie's fro, thanks banging original tracks like 'Breathless,' and a handful of OG remixes for songs like Nicky Romero & Krewella's 'Legacy' to Daft Punk's 'One More Time.'
The best thing about dance music is that it is universal. Anywhere in the world at any point in time, dance music is there as the soundtrack to moments that will last forever, and no one knows this better than David Guetta. Having been a part of the electronic music community since he started DJing in his teens, David Guetta has played a huge role in helping make and shape dance music history. Having just reached a personal milestone of 50 million likes on Facebook, David Guetta has given fans a behind the scenes look at one of the most remarkable moments in dance music history, his performance underneath the Masada mountain in Israel, 424 meters under the sea.
Tuesday March 25
Nighttime - Sweat it Out! Miami at The Electric Pickle featuring Bixel Boys, Bones & Troy Kurtz, Caseno, Cassian, Danny T, Harris Robotis, Motez, Option 4, Plastic Plates, Playmode, RÜFÜS (live), What So Not and Yolanda Be Cool
The authority on electronic music journalism, DJ Mag, has repeatedly thrown some of the wildest pool parties in Miami Music Week’s history. This year, the publication will relocate to The Surfcomber with a top-drawer talent bill ranging from Amine Edge & Dance’s underground grooves to W&W’s hard-hitting basslines. And don’t forget the special surprise guest that’s embargoed until the day of the event! Tickets are available here.
It's one thing to go out expecting the unexpected, and it's another thing entirely to have those expectations satisfied by a surprise performance from the DJ duo of Dubfire and Sharam, aka Deep Dish. Although the two haven't performed together as Deep Dish since 2006, Saturday night's crowd at The Mid in Chicago experienced a flawless live show courtesy of the legendary progressive house duo. Seamlessly traversing through house, techno, and everything in between, Deep Dish proved that no matter how much time has passed, they are very much still a force to be reckoned with.
Forever one of, if not the most unique and well-known band to ever grace dance music with its presence, Above & Beyond have continued to push their sound upward and outward into the farthest reaching corners of the industry, both through their own releases and through those of artists like Arty and Mat Zo on their world-renowned Anjunabeats imprint. Now, Above & Beyond have greeted 2014 in their own special way, celebrating the label's 300th release with their latest single, 'Hello.'