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Wednesday
Jan162013

EDC Chicago Dates Announced, Tickets Onsale January 23rd

Insomniac is at it again. In their latest attempt to expand their reign over our Electric generation, Pasquale Rotella has confirmed that the latest EDC to be added to the roster will be held at the Chicagoland Speedway as rumored. The best part about this whole thing is that this will be the first EDC in history to offer camping! The Land of Lincoln is getting ready for a crazy kickoff to the summer season, with three days of pumping bass, psychedelic art installations, and loads of smiles on May 24th, 25th and 26th. Tickets go onsale Wednesday, January 23rd at 12 PM CST. Three day tickets will start at $175, so shoutout for keeping the prices reasonable Pasquale!

By Edward Fancher

Thursday
Jan032013

Throwback Thursday: Above & Beyond EDC 2010 Set [Free Download]

Believe it or not, there was a time before Group Therapy. This Thursday we throwback to EDC 2010, the last year that the Electric Daisy Carnival was still held in Los Angeles. Starting off with a silky sweet track with a little help of German duo Kyau & Albert, Jono & Paavo proceed to take you on along for a wild ride. After our expedition to Oakland for POP NYE, we just couldn't get enough A&B, so we had this set on repeat the whole way back to LA. You guys will have to wait a little bit for our whole event review just because it was one of the most special events our TranceFamily has ever attended, but for now enjoy a little bit of Cali EDM history with one of the smoothest mixes in the books. Just a reminder today that there's more to a track than a drop, it's about the journey. Press play and get ready to lose your mind.

 

Tracklist

01. Above & Beyond vs. Kyau & Albert - Anphonic
02. Nic Chagall, Rank 1 & Wippenberg - 100
03. ID
04. Faithless - Not Going Home (Armin van Buuren Remix)
05. 7 Skies - Sushi
06. OceanLab vs. Gareth Emery - On A Metropolis Day (Myon & Shane 54 Mashup)
07. Andrew Bayer - From The Earth (Breakfast Remix)
08. Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford - Thing Called Love (Club Mix)
09. Arty - Hope
10. Tiesto feat. BT - Love Comes Again (Bart Claessen Remix)
11. Above & Beyond - Anjunabeach (Nitrous Oxide Remix)
12. Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston - Good For Me (Club Mix)
13. Nitrous Oxide - Dreamcatcher (Club Mix)
14. Alt+F4 - Alt+F4 (Dan Stone Remix)

By Edward Fancher

Monday
Dec242012

"No One Knows Who We Are" - Kaskade & Swanky Tunes

If you were at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first night of EDC, you probably remember hearing this one. Or maybe you don't - that's understandable too. Either way Kaskade is back on this lovely Christmas Eve with yet another Music Monday offering, and this one kills it. A rather ironic title for Ryan's most recent single release, "No One Knows Who We Are" is an anthemic festival tune from two guys you oughta know at this point in the game. Lights' vocals carefully snake around Kaskade's bigroom sound, and offer the perfect compliment to Swanky's Electro break. Get ready to pump the brakes and start jumping!

Out now on Beatport!

By Edward Fancher

Sunday
Dec162012

"Breaking a Fine Day In & Out of Phase" (EDC Mashup) - Kristina Sky

This is pure mashup perfection, of Electric Daisy Carnival proportions. It's easy to see why L.A. native Kristina Sky has captivated audiences around the world with her spinning skills after you take a listen to this ode to a fantastic past few years of Trance music. Other than live sets, mashups are definitely the best way to bring the EDM experience with you after the rave ends, and this one will do just that ("Mashups = Podcast Mini" - Kaskade). It's a late night at the LV Motor Speedway but the lights and colors are still pulsating brightly. Piecing together Matt Lange & Andrew Bayer vs. Opus III vs. A&B's OceanLab, Sky grabs us by our ears and raises our hearts to the heavens. Press play and drift away. 

By Edward Fancher

Thursday
Dec062012

EDM Lounge Interviews Quintino

Quinten van de Berg, better known as Quintino, is a House producer and DJ who's made a huge splash across the USA this year. Honing his impressive DJ skills at the young age of 18, the Dutch House producer and DJ was discovered by Laidback Luke who had been floored by his spinning capabilities. Since 2009 Q has been a huge figure in the European EDM circuit, traveling tirelessly around the continent and churning out countless records that graced the Top 40 charts in the Netherlands. This was a landmark year for the young artist, especially in these United States where he was a go-to face-melter on the Electric Daisy Carnival tour. There's something special about a DJ that can actually lure you in despite already having set up your "rave schedule," and that's exactly what Q did here at EDC at Giants Stadium in NJ, packing the Jacked tent with thousands upon thousands of oodling festivalgoers. We caught up with the young prodigy at his latest festival gig in the US that closed out the 2012 festival season, the magical Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando.  

Laryssa: I think that I can speak for many when I say that "Epic" is my favorite House anthem of the past year. What was it like finding out that it became a platinum record in Holland?

Quintino: It was sick! The funny thing is when we released it, we released it on Musical Freedom, Tiesto's label. And like, nobody, Tiesto, me, Sandro... nobody expected it to be a commercial hit, that was not the intention. It was up in the single charts, and became #1 on the selling chart, and it was like, really?! And on the official charts it went 30 - 10 - 1... it was selling as #1 in Holland. It became gold, platinum, then it went to Belgium and it was the Tomorrowland anthem and it went gold in Belgium. In Spain it became top 20, Swiss top 10... it all went really fast! In America, everyone knows the track. I was in a grocery store and I heard "Epic"... like wow!! It's sick, it's really cool.

Laryssa: What has it been like touring with Afrojack on the Jacked tour?

Quintino: Yeah, it's really good. We've known each other for a long time. We started off with a small party in Holland and we used to make music when we were young. So we're really good friends and we started off like young kids and it just got bigger and bigger and bigger. We still make music for fun, and we have parties... we're best friends so it's a good combination. 

Laryssa: Yeah, so that's gotta be fun touring with your friends!

Quintino: Yeah, of course! We do a lot of big shows, small shows. We just have the best time ever. Last week we played a college party, and it was so fun, we had the best time, and it was the best crowd. We ended up at a house party, like, 400 people in the house! We took toilet paper and took it all around the house... I think it's in the video for Afrojack's [next video], so you gotta check that out, you'll see us with the toilet paper! It's really funny!

Laryssa: What has been your favorite venue thus far or is there a particular venue you're looking forward to playing?

Quintino: Umm, that's really hard. I've got a few. In Europe, we got Queens Day that's 400,000 people in one day, it's so many people! EDC is really good, and New York. 

Laryssa: I saw that you're working on a remix for J-Lo. What can we expect that to sound like?

Quintino: Yeah, I've got a lot of things coming up. I like to do a remix for them, and I also did a remix for Tiesto with R3hab. That's coming out next week. So that's the first one to come out. 

Laryssa: I've already got my tickets for the big Jacked NYE party in New York City! Can I expect any surprises from the Jacked crew?

Quintino: Oh yeah, really! It's the first time I'm coming to America to play New Years Eve. And I've got a lot of new things coming up... a new track on Musical Freedom, a new track on Wall, I did a bootleg of M.I.A. it's gonna be an original track, I played it today. A new track called "Jackpot," a remix for Tiesto, and a remix for Eddie Thoenick. So I've got a lot of stuff that's going to be exclusive!

By Laryssa Loza

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