Archive | Event Coverage

Backwoods unveils initial 2018 line-up, announces move to former Wakarusa grounds

When Wakarusa announced the cancellation of its annual event due to legal/financial woes, faithful attendees were heartbroken. No longer would they be mining for quartz in the rivers twisting through Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains, stumbling upon waterfalls around every bend, or taking in scenic views of Mulberry Mountain. Wakarusa would become nothing more than a storied legend.Wakarusa attendees can now […]

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5 musical moments that shook the crowd at Suwannee Hulaween 2017 [Event Review]

 15 musical moments that shook the crowd at Suwannee Hulaween 2017 (Event Review)Suwannee Hulaween has just turned five, but that’s not the festival’s only accomplishment in 2017. The Silver Wrapper and Purple Hat-partnered event has cemented itself as the south’s premiere fall festival; held inside the eminent musical venue of Florida’s Suwannee Music Park at Spirit Lake, the event boasts […]

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The Bloody Beetroots throw down hard at final U.S. tour stop in NYC

Industrial electronic act The Bloody Beetroots recently completed the U.S. run of their tour in New York City, and Dancing Astronaut was on hand to witness the mayhem.From beginning to end, it was an energetic performance, with frontman Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo running, jumping, and dancing around the entire stage. It is perhaps this level of physicality […]

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Examining the anatomy of classic dance anthems with Pete Tong

Electronic music’s explosion over the decades paired with increasing access to computers and production software have translated to an unprecedented amount of new genres and subsequent releases saturating the market. Despite there being millions of songs in existence, however, there are always a select few whose sound design is so well-crafted that they strike a […]

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Meet the artists of Suwannee Hulaween 2017: Crywolf

Suwannee Hulaween has become one of the most highly-anticipated gatherings over the past five years. Held annually at the picturesque Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, the festival has gained a veritable reputation as the South’s premier Halloween weekend festival. This year, Bassnectar, GRiZ, and The String Cheese Incident are among the top acts that will draw a sold-out jam […]

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Meet the artists of Suwannee Hulaween 2017: The Russ Liquid Test

Suwannee Hulaween has become one of the most highly-anticipated gatherings over the past five years. Held annually at the picturesque Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, the festival has gained a veritable reputation as the South’s premier Halloween weekend festival. This year, Bassnectar, GRiZ, and The String Cheese Incident are among the top acts that will […]

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Listen to Oregon Eclipse live sets from CloZee, Bassnectar, Minnesota, and more

A considerable amount of time has passed since the Oregon Eclipse Gathering,  but exclusive sets continue to appear online as artists upload their live acts or, in some cases, even go as far as to re-record their sets.Now former attendees and eclipse chasers from around the globe can now enjoy sets from the likes of Bassnectar, Minnesota, CloZee, and […]

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Pretty Lights is slowly & successfully building his movement [Event Review]

 1Pretty Lights is slowly & successfully building his movement (Event Review)When Pretty Lights announced his record label was evolving into the newly-minted Pretty Lights Movement, many caught a tiny glimpse into what Derek Vincent Smith had in store for the evolution of his growing family. It was around the time of his Episodic Tour: Season Two Premiere at The Gorge Amphitheater […]

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Take a closer look at ADE’s vibrant collection of events

Held October 18–22, Amsterdam Dance Event is one of the industry’s most celebrated conferences. Thousands of artists come together to share innovative new projects and ideas. In 2016, more than 2,200 artists and 550 speakers attended the five day event, and as many as 7,000 professional delegates from all over the world visited ADE to network […]

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Protocol Recordings drops three EPs of new talent, announces fifth anniversary event

Thousands of producers and electronic music industry executives will be descending on Amsterdam October 18 for Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), one of the industry’s biggest events of the year. Each rendition of ADE brings incredible performances as well as industry announcements and lectures. This year, Nicky Romero‘s imprint Protocol Recordings will be celebrating it’s fifth anniversary, and the label […]

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BREAKING: Volcano at Lost Lands Festival catches fire, festival resumes

Excision‘s inaugural Lost Lands may be the most lit festival on the horizon after all, as one of the volcanoes next to the main Prehistoric Paradox stage caught fire Saturday night during Destroid.Around 11 PM a small fire began at the top of the volcano, where Destroid played their first live show together since Ultra 2016. Personnel acted quickly and […]

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Reminisce on dreamier times with these ADID LA photos (Event Gallery)

 1Reminisce on dreamier times with these ADID LA photos (Event Gallery) Lee Burridge aimed to “make people smile” when he created his All Day I Dream parties, according to a recent interview with Billboard. Over the past six years since he started the organizing events on a summer Brooklyn terrace, All Day I Dream has since […]

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5 reasons to never miss a Bassnectar curated event [Event Review]

 15 reasons to never miss a Bassnectar curated eventBassCenter has cemented itself as Bassnectar‘s most-anticipated event of the year among his cult-like family following. Set inside the famed indoor venue of Hampton Colosseum in Hampton, Virginia this year, the event offers 3-days of top-notch “underground” bass music curation to fans, alongside a plethora of other live acts and interactive community building […]

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City Hearts captured: photos from CHLA show off the real magic of Desert Hearts [Gallery]

 1City Hearts captured: photos from CHLA capture the real magic of Desert HeartsDesert Hearts’ spring iteration passed by half a year ago, and festival season is coming to a close. This means that it’s officially time for Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, and Porkchop to deliver their mantra of “house, techno, & love” as far as […]

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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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