Thursday, August 19, 2010

Countdown to Electric Zoo: 16 Days!

Featured Artist: Pretty Lights

Oldie but Goodie: The Bloody Beetroots ft. Steve Aoki - WARP

Song Of The Day: Deadmau5 - Ghost N Stuff (Nero Remix)

I heard this remix before hearing the original song. Now I'm quite partial to both, though I think the remix has a nice dubstep aspect to it that sets it apart. Enjoy.

Nero is a Drum and Bass DJ duo from the UK, consisting of Dan Stephens and Joe Ray. They broke onto the Dubstep scene in 2008, and have remixed many popular electronic dance tunes.

NOTE (8/30/2010): I just remembered where I first heard this song:

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Countdown to Electric Zoo: 20 Days!

Electric Zoo Featured Artist: Flying Lotus

Friday, August 13, 2010

Deadmau5 Coming to NYC October 28th - 30th

That's right. Deadmau5, the world-famous Toronto DJ/Producer will be going back on tour after a brief break, and numerous cancellations following his collapse at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. last month. Following his recovery, he will make a stop in NYC for three nights in October at the Roseland Ballroom on October 28th, 29th and 30th. Definitely going to check that one out.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Countdown to Electric Zoo: 30 Days!

Electric Zoo Featured Artist: A-Trak

Electric Zoo, New York's largest Electronic Dance Music Festival, is back for a second year. Made Events is following up last year's lineup, which included Armin Van Buuren, Deadmau5, Benny Benassi, Busy P, Steve Aoki, Yuksek, and many more, with an even more impressive lineup, found here.

Montreal native, 26 year-old Alain Macklovitch is A-Trak. Widely known for his collaborations with Kanye West, Travis Barker, Boys Noize and Kid Cudi, A-Trak has been a World Champion DJ for over a decade (after winning the DMC at the age of 15). Though often indescribable, A-Trak's style blends multiple genres, most notably Hip Hop and Dance Music.

A-Trak got his start at a young age, spinning records for his older brother, David Macklovitch's (Chromeo's Dave 1) band in Montreal. Since those humble beginnings, A-Trak has worked with Kanye West, Kid Cudi, and Boys Noize, as well as many other well-known artists.

Considering his fellow performers at Electric Zoo, A-Trak's style is definitely underrepresented. Turntablism and Techno usually don't go together, but A-Trak brings them both together seamlessly with the audience watching in awe, and will definitely be a welcome addition to this event.

Big Gigantic at Camp Bisco 9

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New Pretty Lights EP: Spilling Over Every Side

Derek Vincent Smith of Pretty Lights can deliver. "Spilling Over Every Side" is his 2nd EP of 2010, and the 6th free release on his website, There are 6 songs in total, all of which are noticeably longer than in previous releases (5 of the 6 are upwards of 7 minutes). This length allows for a mixture of the styles Pretty Lights has become known for, thumbing electronic hip hop beats, distorted synths, and more organic jazz sampled lyrics and horns. Smith explains the emphasis on longer, genre bending tracks in that, "I guess, because thats what I want to hear... fresh, intricate, beats that attempt to communicate ideas or tell a story somehow."

What's more impressive about the EP, is that Smith released it in the midst of a busy summer tour. Look for Pretty Lights, now featuring live drummer Adam Deitch, Saturday, September 4th at Electric Zoo.

Bassnectar - Timestretch (Official)