You didn't expect Skrillex to drop an amazing debut album and disappear again, did you? Ever since releasing Recess, Skrillex has shown no signs of slowing down. And now he has released a music video for “Ragga Bomb,” a track that features the Ragga Twins. The video, true to everything the DJ stands for, pushes boundaries with use of imagination and cinematography, beautifully portraying a post-apocalyptic future where gangs have sick dance offs, ride on scooters, and battle with light sabers. Check the video out above and let us know what you think!
As this year’s Miami Music Week came to a close there was only one event left standing where attendees could retreat to continue to escape the reality of Monday’s advent—Drumcode. Hosted at downtown Miami’s Space Nightclub, the showcase stretched well into the daytime hours on March 31 proving once again that the city’s thirst for music is interminable. Drumcode Records has become the international music industry’s go-to techno music hub, serving as a label outfit for some of the genre’s most illustrious and talented artists like Jesper Dahlback, Joseph Capriati, Steve Lawler, Nicole Moudaber, and more.
Thursday, March 27th
Project 46 at Dream Highbar
Reporting by Michael Poselski
Project 46 and Digital Lab set the perfect pool party vibe with an intimate performance at the Highbar, located on the rooftop of the Dream Hotel. Highbar resembled an oasis with daybeds and palm trees surrounding the sparkling swimming pool. Twenty-four stories high, the location offered a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Atlantic Ocean and the electric cityscape of South Beach. The nearby ocean generated a cool tropical breeze that made the warmth of the humidity a delight.
Patrons relaxed poolside and sipped their favorite drinks as Digital Lab took to the turntables. The proclaimed ‘sound scientist’ manifested the chill pool-party groove with tracks like Daft Punk’s “909 Revolution” and Mark Knight’s “Your Love.” As the party started to heat up, he turned up the energy and got the crowd moving with bangers like A-Trak’s remix of “Heads Will Roll” and Swedish House Mafia’s “Leave the World Behind.” Canadian powerhouse duo, Project 46, took over seamlessly and transitioned into an even happier and uplifting mood dropping progressive house tracks like Avicii’s “We Are Your Friends” and their very own collab with Kaskade, “Last Chance.” The party reached its climax as the sun finally tore through the dark clouds and the attendees reveled in the intoxicating bliss of the atmosphere. This party epitomized what Miami Music Week is all about, it was truly a special experience to see DJ Mag Top 100 rated artists play a tailored set in such a pleasant and intimate environment.
If you’ve ever wondered what a “sound painting” is, look no farther than Kraftwerk’s 3-D Concert experience!
Using loops and synthesizers to compose cutting-edge electric synthpop, this Germany-born quartet has used their unique digital instrumentation to achieve international popularity. Audiences all over the world have been captivated by the onscreen visuals that pair with the band’s pioneering sound.
Founded in 1970, the band has been around for an astonishing 44 years, and has gone through 20 members. But in spite of the longevity, the group’s sound never feels stale or repetitive, and fans keep coming back for more. Their experimental songs are exciting, and easy to listen to, even with progressive computerized melodies and a lack of traditional instruments. Between the music and the effects, this is one show you don’t want to miss out on!
When: Friday, April 4th, 6pm
Where: 9:30 Nightclub, 815 V St. NW, Washington, DC
By JOSEPH VITALE
Tickets for the show can be purchased here.
When: Thursday, April 3rd, 5:30pm
Where: House of Blues Chicago, 329 N Dearborn St., Chicago, IL
In light of their debut headlining tour, “Collide,” Canadian pair Project 46 have set their remix of Andain’s “Promises” available for free download. One of summer 2011’s most memorable tracks, “Promises” is perhaps best known for being remixed by Myon & Shane 54 as part of their ‘Summer of Love’ series.
Project 46 now try their hand at remixing the nearly three-year-old song, with the final result nothing short of what fans would expect from the up-and-coming artists. Gritty, progressive synths and popping energy compose the duo's facelift, while Andain’s angelic vocals seamlessly blend into the track’s framework. Click here to download the track.
The wait is finally over, and it has almost been longer than the trip that inspired the album. Gareth Emery's second full-length studio album, Drive, is out today (April 1st) on Garuda, and it's taking the country by storm, just like its producer did. After his initial singles-- 'U' featuring Bo Bruce and 'Lights and Thunder' featuring Krewella --received tremendous early support and gained insane popularity, it seemed like Drive was destined for greatness, and it did not disappoint.