Archive | Event Coverage

Watch the ABGT250 live stream from The Gorge Amphitheater

As Ajuna family worldwide ascends onto Gorge Amphitheater this weekend, Sept. 15-17, those not lucky enough to be inside Central Washington’s picturesque venue can now live vicariously through their computer screens. Above & Beyond has partnered with Live Nation to bring ABGT250 to a live stream on Twitter, featuring line-up support from YOTTO, Lutrell, Seven Lions, Oliver Smith, […]

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Julian Jordan talks about growing up on tour and his foray into fashion [Interview]

Dutch DJ and Producer Julian Jordan started touring the world at the age of 15 and has not stopped since. Now 22 years old, Jordan has expanded beyond the DJ booth and started his own record label called GOLDKID Records in addition to launching a fashion line. It takes many artists a lifetime to achieve what […]

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Breakaway Music Festival presents an antithesis to the musically mundane [Event Review]

Labor day weekend marked this year’s second installment of Prime Social Group’s Breakaway Music Festival, an annual festival series that finds its home in cities in and around major league soccer venues. This year’s holiday weekend event found itself gracing the grounds of Columbus, Ohio’s Columbus Crew stadium. While the city has been recognized amongst […]

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The 2017 Oregon Eclipse Gathering: An event in totality [Event Review]

As thick dust clouds covered the secluded desert terrain of Big Summit Prairie, Oregon, flocks of eclipse chasers converged onto Ochoco National Forest with its 360 degree views of mountainous pines for the Oregon Eclipse festival that would soon unfold. Their ultimate mission was to view the magic of totality, which occurred between 9-10am on Aug. 21, 2017, among thirty […]

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Shaun Frank talks Electric Zoo, songwriting, and his “Rave Dad” moniker

For Shaun Frank, the future isn’t illustrated in various “Shades of Grey,” but rather in brilliant Technicolor. The Canadian quadruple-threat singer, songwriter, DJ, and producer is riding a career defining high, closing out the summer festival season with a performance at Electric Zoo’s Main Stage, notably his “biggest festival of the summer.” In witnessing the close of […]

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Watch the Burning Man 2017 live stream

For over 30 years, Burning Man has signaled itself a transformational event for its attendees—affectionately known as “burners.” For those not fortunate enough to be at the world renowned music and arts festival taking place this week, August 27 – September 4, 2017, the temporary metropolis of Black Rock City, Nevada will light up via live stream.When not headed around the festival grounds […]

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KSHMR previews track with newcomer B3rror at Mysteryland [Listen]

KSHMR introduced Mysteryland attendees to a relatively unknown producer named B3rror this past weekend. The duo unveiled a brand new collaboration to an incredibly excited crowd.The hardstyle drop mixed with vocals that sound eerily like Luciana’s is sure to be a hit. B3rror, a young Netherlands-based producer named Thomas Bard, has released a few tracks including “Gamazi” on Tribal […]

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Tear gas-like substance sprays over the crowd at Elrow Festival

Elrow’s Festival took place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London this past weekend, and the pleasant festival experience turned very sour when a tear-gas like substance was sprayed over the crowd. The substance was dispersed over the crowd during Jamie Jones‘ DJ set between 8 and 9pm, and festival goers were left compulsively coughing, […]

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Watch Lollapalooza performances from San Holo, Gramatik, Jai Wolf, A-trak, NGHTMRE & More

Chicago’s largest music festival celebrated it’s 26th year in Grant Park this past weekend, Aug. 3-6. Like any festival of this sheer magnitude, the whole Lollapalooza experience was an undoubted whirlwind of ups and downs for attendees — from a weather related shut-down on day one to the lucky fan who joined Run The Jewels […]

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Watch Pretty Lights Live perform at The Gorge Amphitheatre

It is becoming widely known across the dance community that Derek Vincent Smith is fostering a weighty cult following with his glitchy brand of “future analog” sound and his stunning live performances. Some might even call it a “PL Movement,” as fans flock to all corners of the country to never miss a beat.Everything came to a head this weekend […]

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Breaking: Petition to boot ULTRA from Miami gains traction

Known as the seminal EDM event that has established a strong global presence for Miami, Ultra Music Festival is nearing it’s contract expiration with Miami’s Bayfront Park Management Trust.A newly formed coalition of Bayfront residents, with a heavy collective financial hand, are petitioning the city to deny the renewal of ULTRA‘s contract — a festival that has brought hundreds of […]

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Gramatik commemorates Nikola Tesla with RE:COIL at Red Rocks [Review]

On Saturday, June 17, Lowtemp Records founder and electro-funk extraordinaire Gramatik, once again headlined his own show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. The event marked the third year in a row that the artist, real name Denis Jašarević, has headlined the venue, and the second time his stage has been themed after one of his favorite historical figures, […]

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John O’Callaghan & Subculture bring high caliber tech and uplifting trance to LA [Event Review]

Southern California has seen a recent resurgence of interest in trance, and Insomniac’s Dreamstate brand has operated as somewhat of a contemporary Medici family in regards to bringing quality and often hard-to-get artists within the genre over to large LA settings. July 1 saw the entity invite John O’Callaghan and his Subculture colleagues and peers to take over […]

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24 hours in Barcelona: The 24th anniversary of Sónar Festival

As Spain’s longest-running and most influential advanced music festival, the 2017 edition of Barcelona’s Sónar Festival saw its highest numbers yet, with 123,000 visitors from 57 countries celebrating its 24th anniversary across three tireless days and nights. While most applaud Sónar for its unyielding loyalty to music of all shapes and sizes, music is only a small part of the […]

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Dancing Astronaut’s Soundtrack to Lightning in a Bottle 2017

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Dancing Astronaut's Soundtrack to Lightning in a Bottle 2017Once again, The Do LaB did their absolute best to create lightning and shape it within the bottle that is Lake San Antonio Recreation Area. This year, a host of brand new, beautifully-designed structures joined the ranks of breathtaking stages and art pieces for which Lightning in a […]

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Dancing Astronaut’s Guide to 2017 Movement Afterparties

1Dancing Astronaut's Guide to 2017 Movement AfterpartiesEvery Memorial Day Weekend, the global dance music community flocks to the birthplace of techno for one of the most revered festivals in dance: Movement. Although the festival has gone through a number of incarnations since its inception, the quality and curation has always remained top notch, with the […]

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Stööki Sound and Joker’s North American tour is in full swing [Tour Dates + Event Review]

Stööki Sound are back – and with a bass-driven vengeance. On Friday, April 28, the longstanding trap duo took to Avalon’s main stage in Los Angeles as part of their national Off The Endz tour with legendary bass artist, Joker. Known far and wide for infusing their UK-bred style and sound with minimal yet heavy-hitting beats, Stööki Sound have released song after song that […]

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