Cruising through sound cloud today and came across these guys from Portland Maine. With a sounds that is reminiscent of Lazerdisk, Diplo, and a little bit of Pretty Lights I just cant seem to get enough. It's like each song is taking you on a epic journey with a ever changing pace. Kick back and enjoy some tracks from these guys from the north east.
Could it be? Will this finally be the year town officials say enough is enough? It seems that almost every year these are the questions everyone in Miami is asked. Every year when all is said and done there are always a few people who think that Ultra Music Festival is getting out of hand and needs to leave Miami. What those people fail to realize is that the festival brings in over 200 million to the the local economy. Every year a few people get injured and someone gets on their high horse and says that the kids are out of control. But with over 100,000 people in attendance and less than a 100 getting injured or arrested this just simply is not the case. If you do the math over 99% of attendees leave the festival safe and with a smile on their face. So just because a few individuals made some poor decisions this should not have to ruin it for the rest of us. And if Miami did end up parting ways with Ultra Music Festival I am sure there would be a lot of very angry business owners who counted on some of that revenue. Check out the great debate here.
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The amount of popularity this man has gained in the last few years is unprecedented. Afrojack is known to pump out some of the most insane beats around. Collaborating with everyone from Snoop Dogg to Martin Garrix. His set this year at Ultra Music Festival he came fully prepared with a packed hour long set of new tracks and remixes, check it out.
Yesterday I decided to see what all the hype is about and go see the movie Divergent. I wasn't sure how it would go considering I didn't read any of the books. Although the theater was packed with more 14 year olds than any human should ever have to interact with on a sunday, it was a pretty good movie. The storyline was easy to follow and the concept was intriguing. The movie peaked my interest enough to maybe pick up the book and get into the series. What really surprised me the most though was the soundtrack. It was full of edm, rap, and indie music. All stuff I would not picture a teen movie to have. Highlights include tracks from M83, ASAP Rocky, and Skrillex. But my personal favorite was the song "Hanging On" by Ellie Goulding. Go check out the movie and definitely give this song a play!
Well, it is almost here. Walking down 31st street a few mornings ago I came across a poster. There it was in all its glory. An advertisement glued on the side of a construction site seemed familiar. As I got closer I could see it read "EDC New York" and a part of me was instantly excited. I attended last year when it was held in queens and needless to say I was beyond disappointed. Being a frequent festival go-er I had high hopes for EDC NYC as I have heard EDC Vegas is incredible. But between the less than amazing line up and the lack of planning and preparation of stages, it really soured my experience. However, a few months back I found out this year EDC NY will be returning to its original home at Metlife Stadium in NJ. I decided, maybe I should give it one more chance. This year the festival returned to a weekend 2 day schedule and had a great price of only 230 dollars after tax and fee. I purchased my ticket and anxiously waited to see if I had made a huge mistake or if EDC would redeem itself. About a month later the lineup was released and I could not be happier with my decision. With an allstar line up and the stages being the same as EDC Vegas, it is more than clear that Insomniac got the message from its fans about last years disappointment. A little more than 60 days left until the festival and I can honestly say this year is going to blow last year out of the water. Insomniac has a reputation for putting an insane effort into its events and its reputation and it is very clear they stepped up in this situation. Check out the lineup below and I hope to see you all there!
With Miami Music Week quickly approaching, there is a lot of speculation of who will play where, what beats will be dropped the most, and what surprises each artist will bring to the stage. With all these questions up in the air, legendary Pete Tong makes his top five picks for what he thinks will be the most popular tracks to be dropped. Check it out.