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Bonnie X Clyde to Headline “The Gunshine State Tour”

Since their official debut as a duo last spring, Bonnie X Clyde have solidified their position at the top of the list of artists to watch in 2016. Gunning for stardom, the twosome have turned their passion for music into an electrifying live experience that won’t soon be forgotten. The pair have already made their presence known in the music industry, having shared the stage with superstars like Rae Sremmurd, Oliver Heldens, Borgore, Zeds Dead, Flosstradamus and Bro Safari. The beginning of 2016 has already brought them some of their biggest opportunities yet, playing Skrillex‘s recent birthday bash in Miami, more »

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Mad Decent Boat Party Cancelled After Woman Jumps Off Cruise [VIDEO]

Mad Decent Boat Party was set to cruise out of Miami, on the Norwegian Pearl, and head all the way to Cozumel, Mexico. However, at around 7p.m. ET, The unidentified woman allegedly leaped off the cruise ship during 2015’s edition of Mad Decent Boat Party when it was about 20 miles off the coast of Cuba. “She and some other girl who was calling herself the twerk queen were having a twerk-off,” Graham Hansen, who knows the victim, told NBC. “Twerk queen started twerking on her [the missing woman’s] boyfriend, and it caused some sort of issue between the two more »

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Havoc Presents: San Holo + Great Dane + Kittens @ Yost Theater

Being one of the top promoters in the game, White Rabbit Group is never afraid to make avant-garde bookings. They were one of the first to bring Wave Racer to southern Califronia, which was a phenomenal show and a smart booking that was ahead of its time. San Holo @ Yost Theatre was no exception. After Great Dane and Kittens set the vibes on stage. the 24-year-old producer from the Netherlands, swept the crowd up like a cyclone. Painting a future bass fused with hi-hat stutters, choppy vocal cuts and happy/glitchy leads that prove to have a powerful impact on more »

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Skrillex: “This Scene in Los Angeles is Getting a Bad Rep” |HARD DOTD |

With an eclectic lineup littered with artists such as, Deadmau5, Future, Jauz, Branchez, Ghastly, & many more, HARD Day of the Dead was a fantastic festival which dominated the Fairplex in Pomona, California for two back to back nights during Halloween weekend. Combining elements of hip-hop and EDM artists, this year’s explosive lineup catered to a wide range of musical tastes. From Nero along with vocalist Alana Watson, to French DJ, Gesaffelstein, down to a debut-festival appearance by anonymous act, Marshmello and all the way across the board to legendary hip-hop acts, such as, Redman & Method Man, the performances more »

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Electric Daisy Carnival – Bassnectar, Kaskade, & Slander x NGHTMRE Lit Up The Electric Sky

Electric Daisy Carnival took over Orlando by storm this past weekend, attracting an army of ravers and music lovers from across the state of Florida and beyond. As day one began, Ferry Corsten rocked the NEON GARDEN, an epic stage designed with a built-in giant Buddha statue setting high expectations for the festival experience ahead. As the sun began to set over Tinker Field, Eric Prydz, easily one of the most legendary artists on the bill for Friday night, blessed the crowd at the kineticFIELD with an eclectic mix of dark techno and standard progressive house. The second day of more »

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Music Streaming Is Officially A Billion-dollar Industry

Revenues from streaming songs on the internet has passed $1bn for the first time, new figures have shown. Digital downloads of songs continued to fall out of favour in the first half of the year, while free and paid music-streaming revenue kept growing, even without much of a bump from the launch of Apple Music. That’s according to mid-year sales figures released by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on Monday. They show overall music industry revenue fell a half percentage point to $3.2bn. Revenue from paid subscriptions to services like Spotify and Rhapsody grew 25pc to $478m, while more »

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No More Free Users: SoundCloud Subscription Plan LEAKED

Is Soundcloud planning to require all users to pay for a subscription? Last month, leaked documents revealed that the music distribution platform SoundCloud has plans to join Apple Music, Tidal, Spotify and the others to feature its own multitiered subscription service. SoundCloud co-founder and CTO Eric Wahlforss has officially confirmed these rumors, revealing that the platform will launch its subscription service later this year. Known as the “YouTube for music,” SoundCloud lets members upload audio files that can be streamed by other listeners for no cost. The online audio distribution platform also lets users download tracks and mixes for free more »

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NGHTMRE Brings The House Down With First Ever Headlining Appearance At Avalon in Hollywood

Trap heavyweights NGHTMRE and LUMINOX graced CONTROL Friday’s at Avalon in Hollywood with their massive bass presence. History went down last weekend in Los Angeles when NGHTMRE performed his first ever headlining show at CONTROL. NGHTMRE, who’s most recent song “Street” has been dropped by nearly every DJ, at nearly every festival this summer, was eager to hit the stage and bring the house down. However, before NGHTMRE could take the stage, the crowd was gifted with a legitimate opening set by CODES. New York native, CODES, was able to warm up the crowd with a solid deep and future more »

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HARD vs EDC As Gary Richards Sues Pasquale Rotella

Looks like there’s trouble in paradise: Gary Richards, aka Destructo, the ­founder of HARD Events, has filed a trademark suit against Insomniac Events CEO Pasquale Rotella in order to cancel Rotella’s use of the Electric Daisy Carnival name, according to a http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/code/6553548/electric-daisy-carnival-gary-richards-pasquale-rotella-hard-summer?mobile_redirection=false report. Richards, who allegedly founded EDC in 1991, is seeking payment for use of the name. The story goes that Rotella received verbal ­permission from Richards to use the EDC name following Richards’ departure from the event circuit. Under Rotella’s guiding hand, the festival has grown to encompass two major annual weekend-long events in Las Vegas and New more »

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DJ Talent Show Hosted By Steve Aoki + Created By Simon Cowell, Ultra Music and Yahoo – Winner Gets Record Deal With Ultra + Perform At Major Festival

Yahoo unveiled a fresh slate of original programming at its NewFronts presentation Monday, including a live electronic-music competition series with “The X Factor” impresario Simon Cowell on board as executive producer. “Ultimate DJ,” which was created by Cowell’s production banner, Syco Entertainment, is one of multiple projects Yahoo is funneling through its Yahoo Live section, which was first announced with partner LiveNation at last year’s NewFronts. “Electronic music is one of the most important genres around the world and we want to respect what’s happening around the world,” said Cowell from the stage at Manhattan’s Lincoln Center. Citing strong traffic more »

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Insomniac Founder, Pasquale Rotella, Writes Heartfelt Post Regarding The Passing Of His Mother

Rest In Paradise, Mama Irene. Positive vibes to you and the rest of the Pasquale family… The post by Pasquale reads: “It is with great sadness that I share with you the news that “Mama Irene” Guadagno—my mom, my best friend, my inspiration, and the brightest star in the electric sky—has passed away. Mama Irene was one of a kind. Born in Italy, she was an Italian mother through and through (and obviously a great cook). She dedicated her life to her children. That motherly love extended to everyone she met at Insomniac and our shows. Her generosity and affection more »

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This Guy Invented a System That Lets You Play Music Really Loud Without Pissing Off Your Neighbors

Xergio Córdoba is a sound engineer from Spain who has patented a system that uses psychoacoustics to allow concert halls and nightclubs to boost their volume while still maintaining the same dBa. The invention is called Masn’ live© and it’s basically a processor that, once inserted into any sound system, allows you to enjoy music at its intended quality without breaking any noise laws. This theoretically allows you to crank the volume up without whiny neighbors or nearby businesses ever noticing. Could this be ultimate solution for party people everywhere? We sat Xergio down to ask. VICE: How did you more »

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[VIDEO] Interactive Physical Production Technology Will Allow Future Producers To Sculpt Their Sounds With Their Hands

The methods that artists have used to produce music has evolved significantly throughout the past 5 decades. Looking back into the early days of music production, a studio with industry standard equipment would cost millions of dollars to create. Fast forward to the present and most, if not all, of that studio technology is now virtual and available for only a fraction of the cost. It is becoming increasingly relevant that the potential for an individual to create and manipulate sound is only going to increase as time goes on. ReacTable is paving the way for exactly that. Reactable is more »

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MAD DECENT DROPS LINEUP FOR ALL 2015 BLOCK PARTIES

Fri 07/31 – ATLANTA, GA Sat 08/01 – FT. LAUDERDALE, FL Thu 08/06 – PHILADELPHIA, PA Fri 08/07 – PHILADELPHIA, PAF Sat 08/08 – BROOKLYN, NY Sun 08/09 – BROOKLYN, NY Sat 08/15 – DETROIT, MI Fri 08/21 – NEW ORLEANS, LA Sat 08/22 – DALLAS, TX Sun 08/23 – AUSTIN, TX Fri 08/28 – NASHVILLE, TN Sat 08/29 – TORONTO, ON Sun 08/30 – DENVER, CO Fri 09/04 – CALGARY, AB Sun 09/06 – VANCOUVER, BC Fri 09/11 – BERKELEY, CA Sat 09/12 – EUGENE, OR Sun 09/13 – SAN DIEGO, CA Fri 09/18 – PHOENIX, AZ Sat 09/19 more »

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STREAM: Flosstradamus New Collab With Lil’ Jon and GTA

If you weren’t aware of it being the weekend, you should be up on it now. Hell, just the idea of Flosstradamus linking up with the eternally crunked up Lil Jon should be enough to get the masses turnt, so we’re glad that this collaboration between Flosstradamus, GTA​, and Lil Jon delivers. Entitled “Prison Riot,” this is one of those tracks that will add additional levels to any party you’re occupying. With an ominous, epic intro, Lil Jon signals that it’s turn up/wild out time, and when that bass drops? It’s over. Case is completely closed, trap elbows are up… more »

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WATCH KANYE AND JOHN LEGEND PERFORM “GOLD DIGGER” IN 2003 – ONE YEAR BEFORE ‘THE COLLEGE DROPOUT’ RELEASE

Every so often a #super #rare video gets miraculously pulled from the void and placed on the world wide web. Usually recorded on a VHS camera, the clips—which range from Jay Z’s first televised freestyle to a pre-fame Justin Bieber busking on a Canadian street with a guitar twice his size—serve to remind us we’re growing old, time exists, and real talent prevails from now until forever. Filmed back in 2003, the clip shows a young Kanye performing the original version of “Gold Digger,” a year before his debut record The College Dropout reached shelves. The construct of time is more »

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DIGITAL MUSIC REVENUE SURPASSES PHYSICAL REVENUE GLOBALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME

The digital era has officially made its mark. In a report by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), digital sales now account for more revenue, globally, than that of physical copies. The report states that in 2014 digital revenue rose nearly 7% to $6.85 billion. Physical sales, meanwhile, dropped 8% to $6.82 billion for the year. With streaming services like Spotify, YouTube’s Music Key, Jay Z’s TIDAL and Apple’s Beats Music on the rise, digital revenue is only expected to rise in the coming years, marking a complete shift in how consumers get their music. But there are more »

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CONTROL presents Mayhem, TWRK, Jackal, Boombox Cartel

About a week ago, Mayhem, took the stage at Los Angeles’ most notorious night, Control Fridays at Avalon in North Hollywood; along with TWRK, Jackal, and Boombox Cartel. In addition to Avalon’s recently renovated visuals, top-tier sound system, and friendly staff, Control Fridays at Avalon is a great place to host a night that will fill a lifetime of memories. Inside the club, on this night in particular, was literally a mad house; the energy was intense, booties were bouncing, bottles were popping, Free Life shirts and electricity weaved throughout the crowd like a snake as the attendees ecstatically partied more »

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