Another year has passed and another Global Dance Festival has come and gone. This year I attended my 5th GDF in as many years. One thing I can take away from all five years of attendance is that Global is a well oiled machine. Every year I have attended the production has been flawless, the artists have all been super excited to play, and most importantly the fans leave happy. Though it’s not hard to leave happy from any Red Rocks show it is hard to stand out and shine for the twelve years that Global has in the Rocky Mountain market. Now onto the music…
When I saw that Yuna and Adventure Club were teaming up again on this brand new single I was happy beyond belief. A previous track that they did together called “Lullabies’ is without a doubt one of my top played on my iPod, considering I listen to it probably 10 times a day everyday. Having such high expectations from that track, I was interested to see how their newest collaboration called “Gold” would measure up. It definitely has a similar feel and sound to Lullabies in the same powerful way. Both start out really slow and a little drawn out in a beautiful and mystifying way, and build up to a really cool flow. It’s the kind of track that makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck. I always get an overwhelmingly powerful surge of energy from songs that are set up like this one is, especially while in running. Gold is absolutely amazing and I had no doubt in my mind that Adventure Club and Yuna would ever disappoint me. Check it out both dope collabs below and when you come to the automatic conclusion that you love it, buy it on iTunes!
Laidback Luke brings the Super You and Me concept show to Governor’s Island, Sunday July 14th, with his friends Adventure Club, Trap phenom Carnage, girlfriend Gina Turner and Mix Mash label mate Moska. This is going to be one hell of a show! Having already seen a Super You & Me show in Montreal, I have already experienced the type of madness that comes with a show where dressing up is strongly encouraged. Not only is the concept of the show unique in itself, but the line-up crosses all types of genres. The young Columbian Moska has a very electronically hard hitting style, Gina Turner’s sets are very deep and tech oriented, Carnage loves to play what he calls festival trap, Adventure Club are a melodic dubstep duo and Laidback Luke literally will play anything that will keep the crowd jumping. Laidback Luke is the people’s DJ.
If you are not sure of what you are getting into, here is a little clip of Tommy Trash tearing it up at the last Super You and Me show at Governor’s Island. See you guys there!
So I would just like to start out by saying – Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas knows how to turn the fuck up. No questions asked. And I’m not just saying that because I’m from here but well… having gone to many of these Full Access, Prototype Industries, and Disco Donnie Presents, etc. shows – I feel like I’m deserving enough to be considered a bit of a connoisseur of the Texas EDM scene and can deem DFW as a huge factor of it. I had attended Meltdown last year and although they changed the venue this time around (which was extremely last-minute – two days before the show…YIKES!) there was no stopping to the crazy momentum they have kept up these past few years, especially with the big names they bring out.
Continue reading to hear about how a press pass turned into being escorted around the festival grounds by duo, Gent & Jawns + more crazy stories and a review of the set’s I caught which include Kill Paris, Candyland, Carnage, Deniz Koyu, Adventure Club, Zomboy, 12th Planet, Morgan Page, Flux Pavilion, Bro Safari, and Justice.
Spring has sprung, summer is on its way, and with this, comes the unification of beautiful people all emerging together for the sole purpose of amazing music a.k.a. festival season. The EDM industry is broadening as a whole and because of this many different festivals have come about all across the US including one that is coming forth for its consecutive year, Meltdown. Meltdown music festival is happening on Saturday, the 27th of April at Quiktrip Park in Grand Prairie bringing Justice (DJ set), Flux Pavilion, Bro Safari, Gents and Jawns, + many more, and yes that’s Grand Prairie, TEXAS I’m talking about. MMIBTY has been representing a different side of the states for a while now; being a new writer, I would like to introduce a more southern aspect to things around here. Bringing together the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas EDM community – Prototype Industries, Full Access Events, and Disco Donnie Presents are presenting some big acts to Texas just like they have in the past with EDM related events such as, U.M.E (Ultimate Music Experience in South Padre Island, TX), Sun City Music Festival (El Paso, TX), and plenty of other headliners in Concert Halls/Nightclubs around this wonderful state. They don’t say everything’s bigger in Texas for nothing, that’s for sure.
Read more to hear about the full lineup, details of the show, and what to expect compared to last years, Meltdown Music Festival! + some jams of the artists playing: Continue Reading…
Dubstep, now a house-hold name, has been an integral part of enlarging the EDM culture in our country and continues to be a thriving genre of music distinguishable musically in its own right. The term dubstep has many different interpretations to all people of all walks and colors and is a hotly disputed genre. But this evening we would like to take a stab at what we consider to be the best dubstep of 2012. Although times have changed and we have been introduced to so many new artists due to the increasing access to music production technology and new and improved ways to share these products and software with, this list certainly consists of some of the forerunners that now have become household names such as Skrillex, Flux Pavilion, and Monsta . So please take some time and observe this nice list that we have put together for you, we welcome comments and polite discussion so please feel free to tell us what you think. We are very excited for what 2013 has to bring us in music and culture.
- Monsta – Messiah (Alvin Risk Remix)
- The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up (Noisia Remix)
- Birdy Nam Nam – Goin’ In (Skrillex Goin Hard Remix)
- Knife Party – Bonfire
- Flux Pavilion Ft Example – Daydreamer (Radio Edit)
- Above and Beyond – On My Way To Heaven (Seven Lions Remix)
- Skrillex & Damian Marley – Make It Bun Dem
- Monsta – Holdin On
- Nero – Won’t You (Be There)
- Foxes – Youth (Adventure Club Remix)