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Control Fridays: Bixel Boys + Hoodboi Event Review

Once again hometown hero’s and style aficionado’s Bixel Boys lived up to the hype and threw down an amazing performance to what appeared to be a sold out crowd.  Not only were the bangers out in full force as the music blasted and the crowded lost themselves in a groove, even OWSLA superstar Mija was in the crowd.  You know it’s definitely a wild one when you have superstars in attendance and when at 2 AM the crowd looks the same as it did at 11:30.  Picture recap below & keep your fingers crossed the we get some audio from more »

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Excision’s 2016 Paradox Tour

Whoever said dubstep was dead definitely did not know what they were talking about. 2016 will be the year to watch out for dubstep acts as their shows are getting sold out and their songs are getting filthier. There are definitely some artists leading the pack, one of them being Excision. Excision has been on the scene since 2007, but people started noticing in 2010 with his X-Rated release. He is mostly known for his epic Shambhala appearances and mixes. If you are an OG dubstep fan, check out the track list from his ’09 Shambhala mix. Straight fire! This year Excision has more »

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A$AP Mob Releases Official New Version of “Yamborghini High” ft. Juicy J

Fresh off the heels of their sold-out First Annual Yams Day Concert at NYC’s Terminal 5, A$AP Mob continues to honor their late visionary A$AP Yams with the official commercial release of “Yamborghini High” featuring Juicy J.  Currently available at select digital music retailers, “Yamborghini High” features Mob members A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvy, A$AP Nast and A$AP Ant. The track is the first look from the Cozy Boys Tapes Vol. 1, slated for release this summer on A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records. STREAM/ BUY “YAMBORGHINI HIGH” Spotify: http://smarturl.it/sYAMH Vevo: http://smarturl.it/psvYAMH iTunes: http://smarturl.it/iYAMH Google Play: http://smarturl.it/gYAMH Amazon: http://smarturl.it/aYAMH In other A$AP news, A$AP Ferg brought in 2016 more »

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FREELIFE TAKEOVER: Bixel Boys + HoodBoi + Dakytl/Promnite

Tonight at the Avalon! The return of LA Native’s Bixel Boys, and they’re bringing the full FREELIFE experience with them, including LA DON Hoodboi, bringing his signature style of bass and jersey club. Do not sleep on this as the party is always lit when the boys are back in town and I expect this to be one for the books.  Cop tickets here Bixel Boys Hoodboi  

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Space Race x MMXVAC x Trapstyle Remix Competition

Space Race dropped “Akira” about a month ago and already hitting over 100k plays. This track is poppin’ off! Space Race, MMXVAC, and Trapstyle are teaming up to launch a remix competition for their multi BPM trap banger, “Akira”. To enter follow the instructions below. Contest Starts tomorrow!  

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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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Insomniac Announces Dates, New Location and Expanded Programming for 5th Annual EDMbiz Conference & Expo

Today, Insomniac announced details for the 5th annual EDMbiz Conference & Expo, to be held June 14–16, 2016. For the first time, the three-day event will be held at Caesars Palace, with a footprint that will double the size and scope of conference programming. Unveiled today, the three new cornerstones of EDMbiz—Experience, Technology and Aspiration—will inform a new secondary programming experience that features quick-fire discussions, unique demonstrations, and panels led by the music industry’s freshest, most cutting-edge creators, innovators and talent. “EDMbiz is a unique opportunity for our entire community to come together and shape the future of dance music,” said more »

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Gloving is Not a Crime– It is… A Community

Written by: Jared Rapoza California based startup EmazingLights, founded by Brian Lim, has been on the rise ever since it was created in 2010. EmazingLights is the front runner retail company of many LED rave accessories, and they are best known for their light show gloves that any festival goer is bound to see at least once. ‘Gloving’, has gone viral and become a hobby for many, and even a career for some people with extremely talented hand choreography skills. They recently released a promotion video, titled, “Gloving is Not a Crime – Gloving is” where people passionate about the more »

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Coalescense: A Collaboration Between Justin Lovato and Sebastian Wahl Gets the Bassnectar Approval

Yesterday Bassnectar shared a video I can describe as superb, wonderful and breath taking. Bassnectar has been keen on sharing videos and similar art from Sebastian Wahl for quite some time now. In this video Sebastian and Justin Lovato create a masterful work of art with paint, stick-on and peel-off patterns, done by the tune of “Science Fiction” from Into The Sun by Bassnectar and LUZCID. Enjoy!

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Kayne Starts Shit with Wiz Over His New Album Title

Last night, Kanye West changed the name of his forthcoming album from SWISH to WAVE. The change met criticism from fellow rapper Wiz Khalifa—who felt Kanye was not paying proper respect to Max B. Now Kanye has taken to Twitter with a hilarious response. “Bro first of all you stole your whole shit from Cudi,” he tweeted “Second, your first single was corny as fuck” Kanye keeps going with a rant:

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Jayceeoh & Woogie – Rap Don’t Work (feat. OJ Da Juiceman)

Jayceeoh & Woogie have done it again with their recent single on Elysian Records, “Rap Don’t Work”, combining heavy 808’s and insane stereo width techniques to create a certainly eargasmic sonic experience. The soundscape includes rhythmic hip hop vocals from OJ Da Juiceman, with eastern instruments and fat trap horns. Perhaps “Rap Don’t Work” is another indicator that festival trap is here to stay.

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Electric Zoo: Transformed 2015 Releases Official After Movie

Today, Electric Zoo: Transformed released it’s official after movie and this movie might be the best one you have seen all year. I didn’t attend this year, however I heard great things, and this movie really captured the essence of Electric Zoo without setting foot at the festival. Set in the great NYC, Electric Zoo: Transformed featured some of biggest and best artists like Alesso, Above and Beyond, Adventure Club, and The Chemical Brothers. Check out this amazing video below: Produced and Directed by NAVIGATE (www.wenavigate.com), it captures last summer’s NYC festival set to the tunes of performers Galantis, Lemaitre, more »

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SLANDER DROPS NEW MELODIC TRAP WITH ADAM K- BREATHE (FT. MATTHEW STEEPER & HALIENE)

Written by: Jared Rapoza Slander, aka Derek Anderson and Scott Land from L.A. can officially be recognized as one of the top duos in future and trap music after this mind blowing release with Adam K. Slander stated, “Adam was one of our first inspirations when we started getting into electronic music so this is very personal song to us! We hope you guys enjoy it!!” A light melodic pluck plays under the airy, goddess-like vocals of Haliene, and the melodic background vocals of Matthew Steeper. These vocals transitioned well from each beautifully composed section to another. The suspenseful buildup more »

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Additional Artists Announced for 3rd Annual Electric Daisy Carnival Mexico

Today, Insomniac and local partner OCESA revealed the second wave of talented artists slated to perform at the 3rd Annual Electric Daisy Carnival, Mexico. These new additions bring the already impressive international lineup to more than 60 artists. The country’s largest music festival will return to the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City on Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28 into a whimsical playground for thousands of fans to explore.   Performing across all four monumental stages, the two-day festival now includes: Boombox Cartel Damian Lazarus Dusky El Dusty Hot Since 82 Kidnap Kid KSHMR Redlight Shiba San The more »

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Brighton Music Conference Launches 2016 Event

Brighton Music Conference (BMC) has announced the first speakers and talks for the 2016 event, which returns to the Brighton Dome on Thursday 14th April & Friday 15th April for its third year. The event features two days of master classes, panels and talks from leading brands and industry figures including including Beatport, PRS, AFEM, Toolroom, Hospital Records, NTIA, DJ Magazine, Shogun Audio, BIMM, Mobilee Records, Skint Records, Believe Digital, Crazy P, Prok & Fitch, Yousef, Safehouse Management, Intec Digital, Friction, Amon Tobin, Rockwell, Icicle, Critical Records, Wunderground, Republic of Music, Dean Marsh and GAK Audio. Highlights announced include the more »

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Air + Style 2016

Air + Style is the global music and sport festival hosted by Shaun White. The two day Los Angeles event will feature music on two stages along with art, fashion, technology and the world’s best snowboarders going head to head on a 16 story jump for Big Air Snowboarding, the new Winter Olympic event established by Air + Style. The event will be held at the LA Expo Center on February 20th and 21st starting at 12:00pm each day. Lineup: J. COLE INCUBUS KASKADE HAIM BIG GRAMS ALL TIME LOW ACTION BRONSON RUDIMENTAL A-TRAK GRAMATIK NETSKY A$AP FERG DANNY BROWN more »

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Grammy-Nominated Act Caribou Added To Further Future 002 Lineup

After the unexpected December additions of Lee Burridge, Leftfield, and the Robot Heart crew to the FF002 lineup, Further Future surprises audiophiles yet again by adding recently Grammy-Nominated Canadian artist Caribou. Taking place from April 29 – May 1st, 2016 at the Moapa River Reservation outside Las Vegas, the second year festival disregards all sonic bounds with its profound curation of genre-defying musicians from all over the globe. Named “Best Music Festival” by Las Vegas Weekly with its debut, Further Future focuses on more than just music with its curatorial efforts put toward technology, speakers, wellness, art, and gastronomy — more »

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3rd Annual Serenity Gathering

The first two years of a festival are absolutely essential for molding a community and determining who is really dedicated. Serenity Gathering is proud to be entering year three with a fully committed family right next to us. Everyone who has gone to Serenity Gathering before has most likely experienced the undeniable sense of community, feeling of oneness, and loving vibes. Now, that we have worked through most of the organizational kinks, we are ready to take everything to an entire new level in 2016. This year we are at a new location in Southern California and just like year more »

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6th Annual Beyond Wonderland

Insomniac’s 6th annual Beyond Wonderland, Southern California will return to the San Manuel Amphitheater on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19. The whimsical two-day festival will feature nearly 50 diverse dance music artists including Alesso, Armand Van Helden, Marshmello, Ferry Corsten Presents Gouryella, Myon & Shane 54 Trance Showcase, Ghastly and more. Beyond SoCal offers fans a heightened weekend experience with an array of camping options and unique activities after each night of performances. San Manuel Amphitheater will be transformed into an imaginative world full of thrilling carnival rides, costumed performers, and adventure around every turn.    

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Lightning In a Bottle 2016 Lineup

Now in full bloom in its 11th year, the Golden State’s premiere camping, arts, music and yoga festival, Lightning in a Bottle, returns to central California May 25 – 30, announcing a world-class musical gathering that exudes the playfully aware ethos cultivated by festival founders Do LaB. Fans of LIB can feast their hungry eyes on some of 2016’s most progressive up-and-coming artists alongside an acclaimed curation of powerhouse acts, forming the most dynamic lineup Do LaB has unveiled to date. Musical headliners topping LIB’s 2016 bill include Australia’s electronic neo-soul singer-songwriter Chet Faker, Canadian producer and savant songstress Grimes, more »

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