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Pasquale Rotella Talks About EDC 20

EDC is turning 20 this year and to celebrate, Pasquale Rotella released a behind the scenes look at why he started Insomniac, EDC and how excited he is for EDC20 this year. “My job and my passion is to create an environment that is safe and magical. For people to gather and express themselves,” says Rotella. “All year round, people wait for this event. And the energy builds, and it builds and it builds….We call our attendees headliners. Why? Because they’re the most important piece for this event coming together and being all it can be.” Take a loot at more »

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LIB’s Village Announces Theme and Workshops

LIB and Do LaB proudly unveiled the 2016 theme, presenters, workshops and offerings for Lightning in a Bottle’s micro-environment and sacred epicenter, The Village today. Built around a beautiful Grandmother Oak, paying homage to its 2016 theme, “Tree of Life”, The Village will give attendees a unique opportunity to learn by doing, develop hands on skills and discover what it takes to create and sustain a living Village together as a community. Fueled by the intention to bring ceremonial and ancient wisdom traditions into festival culture, The Village will create a regenerative, restorative way of life through educational demonstrations, enlightening more »

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Summer Set Announces Killer 2016 Lineup

Summer Set has just announced their 2016 lineup and it is nothing short of amazing. The Wisconsin music festival is not holding back for its 5th annual event with some of the biggest headliners around right now. Summer Set has been on a roll the past couple of years considering they booked Big G, Bassnectar, deadmau5, and Jauz for last years event. Summer Set knows how to pick ’em. This year they have a full spectrum of artists, from Grammy winning producers to debut performances, the lineup has me itching to buy my tickets asap. Check out the official announce video below: If more »

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YouTube Needs to Tighten Up Some Policies

Carnage and his publishing company, or some people posing as them, are trying to claim the rights to tracks by Apex Rise, Troyboi, Tincup and more under the pseudonym “BeatStarsBDA,” a fake company which seems to be set up to try and claim the rights to all songs with the keyword “Trap” in them. These days, lots of YouTube videos have the keyword “Trap” within them considering trap has become an extremely popular genre. Anyone can now claim rights to songs by setting up fake accounts and manually targeting artists try and get some $$ off of them it appears more »

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Insomniac Launches New Revolutionary Underground Brand

Today, Insomniac announced that they will be returning to their roots with their new, exciting brand, Factory 93. At the center of this new brand will be the sounds of techno, deep house, and tech house in order to foster a new underground warehouse scene in Los Angeles. They will be hosting an event in May to launch the new brand, where some killer headliners are set to take the stage. The founder and CEO of Insomniac, Pasquale Rotella, wants to bring people back to those feelings of the ’90’s. The first ever insomniac event was thrown in ’93, hence the more »

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Electric Zoo: Wild Island Reveals Some Headliners

Electric Zoo: Wild Island, taking place over Labor Day Weekend September 2, 3 and 4 at Randal’s Island Park in New York City revealed Bassnectar, Tiësto and Hardwell as its headliners. The rest of the star studded lineup should be revealed soon according to our sources. Stay tuned and check back with us for the full lineup release this month! For now, you can stay up to date with announcements for Electric Zoo: Wild Island on their website www.ElectricZooFestival.com/WildIsland.

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EDC NY Trailer Is Epic

As EDC New York approaches, Insomniac has released a quirky festival trailer, taking fans on a journey from a sterile optometrist’s office to the vibrant sights and sounds of EDC NY. With the highly anticipated arrival of the festival, one Headliner’s thoughts are completely consumed by her excitement for all of the blooming beats and exhilarating rides that await her on May 14-15. Her vision becomes clearer as the optometrist diagnoses her condition, a classic case of the “E-D-C’s.” Take a peek at the buzz-worthy short, HERE. EDC New York heads back to Citi Field for a two-day celebration as more »

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Nocturnal Wonderland Tickets On Sale Now

After an incredible initial presale, selling out in just five minutes, the general on sale for North America’s longest-running dance music festival, Nocturnal Wonderland, has begun. For the second year in a row, the festival will span three full days from September 2-4, at the San Manuel Amphitheater and Grounds. General admission, VIP, and a variety of camping passes will be available for purchase. Don’t miss out on the art, music, and culture that define the vibrant spirit of Nocturnal. Head HERE to purchase passes for the three-day adventure. Ticket prices start at the following, before fees: GA & VIP more »

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EDC Las Vegas 20th Anniversary Has Some Crazy Headliners

With less than 80 days to go until Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Las Vegas, Headliners from six continents are preparing for North America’s largest dance music festival to celebrate “20 Years Under the Electric Sky.”Tickets to the three-day adventure, featuring hundreds of artists across a sea of mind-blowing new stage designs, are almost sold out. If you haven’t purchased a ticket yet, don’t miss out on the experience and head HERE for your pass to EDC’s 20th anniversary at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This year’s festival will host fans from all 50 states and 61 countries, with attendees speaking more »

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Coachella’s Do LaB Stage Planning for Big Artists

What happens when 12 years of imagination, creativity, taste-making and ingenuity collide? Los Angeles-based music and event production maestros, Do LaB, announce their masterfully-curated and vivacious 2016 musical lineup for the most exuberant stage at Coachella, “Big Fish”. Known for its vibrant embrace and penchant for splishing and splashing fans by way of strategically-placed misters and flower-adorned super soakers, Do LaB has guaranteed that anyone who enters Big Fish walks into one hell of a non-stop party. The wettest and wildest corner of Coachella reigns supreme as the premiere hotspot for internationally-acclaimed electronic acts, discovering the grooviest and grimiest of more »

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FYF Fest Reveals 2016 Lineup

If you haven’t heard of FYF Fest yet, this year you will definitely hear something about it. In their 13th year, California based music festival FYF is bringing the heat with their 2016 lineup announcement. Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, LCD Soundsystem, Rae Sremmurd, and good ol’ Moby are just some of the featured artists on the stacked lineup, with countless other artists that will have you itching to buy your tickets. FYF fest this year sounds like it’s going to be the talk of the town for Los Angeles come August. The star studded lineup is set to hit the stages more »

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Avicii Calling It Quits

Avicii is calling it quits on touring after his 2016 tour comes to an end.We are saying goodbye, for now, to a legend who has moved and shaped the scene in insurmountable ways. I remember his performance at Coachella 2012 and how much it inspired me to be involved with the electronic dance music movement. I can’t even fathom how much his music has impacted others throughout the years. His breakout hit ‘Levels’, although thrown into many a joke now, shook the ground of the industry as it thrust EDM onto the commercial scene, giving a spotlight to dance music more »

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Acclaimed MC Aesop Rock Announces US Tour

Acclaimed MC Aesop Rock has announced a US tour in support of his new album, The Impossible Kid, dropping April 29 on Rhymesayers Entertainment. The trek takes the indie-rap mainstay across the country on an extensive headlining tour with Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, supported by friend Homeboy Sandman (whose new album is due out May 6 on Stones Throw), whom Aesop collaborated with last year on the free self-titled release, LICE. The announcement arrives in conjunction with the third episode in Aesop’s ongoing weekly video series on Funny Or Die, which depicts the rapper deep in the Oregon woods in more »

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Midi Boys Are Stirring Up The Underground [Free Download]

A young artist collective has been stirring up the underground recently. The artists collective know as The midi보이즈, pronounced Midi Boys, are definitely a force to be reckoned with when it comes to artist collectives. The artist collective has an impressive 24 artist roster which consistently pumps out high quality music you just have to play on repeat. The roster features artists and styles from all over the world, from Canada to Switzerland, from down tempo trap to Pomo style house vibes. Although each artist has their individual style, the collective effectively demonstrates how different styles can work well together more »

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Envision Festival Recap

Glistening beaches, resplendent jungles, and the “pura vida” mantra served as the backdrop for the sixth annual, sold-out Envision Festival as 4,700 international attendees descended upon Rancho La Merced in Uvita, Costa Rica this past February 25 – 28, 2016.Uniquely distinguished from any other festival on the planet, Envisionaries united to partake in the festival’s utopian permaculture community, which inspires self-expression and conscious living through its regenerative infrastructure. World-class curation of music, art, live performance abound as yoga/movement classes and innovative workshops maintain an inclusive harmony within the sold-out event. Hailed as one of the most fascinating festival experiences this planet more »

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Jessica Audiffred is definitely a name to watch out for

Jessica Audiffred is definitely a name to watch out for as she has been garnering attention around her brand and accumulating a loyal fanbase throughout the past few years. The burgeoning starlet, currently buzzing off a riveting performance at EDC in her home country Mexico, is set to unleash her high-octane single, “GTFB,” upon the world as a free download. “GTFB” is a clear indicator of Audiffred’s musical motives, tailor made for main stage play and infused with various bass and trap elements designed to turn the crowd up from zero to one hundred. Equal parts DJ and producer, she stands out more »

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Movement Electronic Music Festival Phase One Announced

Paxahau Events just released the phase one lineup for the 2016 Movement Electronic Music Festival, taking place Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30inside Detroit’s legendary Hart Plaza. Celebrating its 10th anniversary as one of the most globally recognized and influential festivals in the country, Movement Electronic Music Festival continues to embrace its long-standing tradition of promoting a wide spectrum of up-and-comers, local luminaries, trailblazers and pioneers of electronic music, in the birthplace of Techno. “Looking back at how much the festival has grown over the past 10 years has been an incredible experience,” says Paxahau founder, Jason Huvaere. “As the festival more »

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Save The Date for Temple Days

Save the date for Temple Days, Lightning in a Bottle’s pre-event produced in celebration of the festival’s Lucent Temple of Consciousness, taking place on Saturday March 26, 2016 at Wanderlust Hollywood. The second annual “Temple Days” pre-event, a 12-hour urban wellness activation and sacred party, will be an exploration of the diversity of consciousness programming found within the Temple areas that is at the vibrational heart of Lightning in a Bottle. LIB’s Temple of Consciousness encourages attendees to expand their mind with an abundance of heart opening spiritual lessons, whimsical teachings, group rituals and ceremonies, deep healing modalities, potent ancient more »

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Bredda Releases Massive Tune

Bredda just released a massive tune through L.I.T Bass Collective. The track, “Deja Vu,” is the first track posted on Bredda’s Soundcloud and has already gained a lot of attention. The track begins with an erie feeling, uneasy sounding chord. The rest of the track features some of the most crisp production I’ve heard in awhile. The almost industrial sounding synths and percussive textures create a unique ambience to the track that is unparalleled by anyone in the industry right now. Every little detail is nicely accentuated as the track progresses, giving the track a driving pulse. Bredda is definitely more »

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Inpetto Releases New Future House Banger

Inpetto released a new future house banger today called “How We Used To Do” and I can’t stop dancing. The track effortlessly combines old school house feelings with the new future bass house wubs that have taken the electronic music world by storm. “How We Used To Do” was released on Laidback Luke’s Mixmash Records. The duo have built a very impressive catalog at this point, this release following four other very successful releases, including their remix supported by Galantis. They don’t seem to want to stop anytime soon. You can stream the track below or grab your copy through iTunes: more »

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