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Entries in Festivals (9)

Friday
Feb012013

Electro Beach Phase 2 Lineup and Schedule Announced

As if Puerto Vallarta wasn't already one of the prime destinations for Spring Break revelers, Prime Social Group is about to spice up one of Mexico's hottest cities even more. This week the founders of the group unveiled the Phase 2 lineup and schedule live on Electric Area and left us dumbfounded. If you're looking for tropical rays, booze, and energetic beats, you have to make it out this Spring!

The Phase 1 Lineup just wasn't enough to satisfy the hosts of this massive nonstop 4-week event. Added to the roster includes a personal favorite Fedde le Grand, as well as Alesso, Paul van Dyk, and plenty of others. I encourage you all to join us this Spring to make some memories we may or may not remember. Considering the fact that this is the only festival where you'll find open bar tickets (and they're affordable), I'm thinking I most likely won't be remembering anything other than landing at the airport.

WEEK 1 (MARCH 3 - 9)
WEEK 2 (MARCH 10 - 16)
WEEK 3 (MARCH 17 - 23)
WEEK 4 (MARCH 24 - 30)

By Edward Fancher

Monday
Jan072013

Bye Bye Weekend 2 of Ultra Music Festival - It Could Have Been Real

No ASOT? I have to say I was planning on going to the original Ultra Weekend 1 before there were 2 Ultras so you could Ultra while you Ultra. However this is pretty sad for the weekend 2 PLUR family. Weep for them. PLUR.

 

Monday
Dec172012

Daft Punk Coachella Music Festival 2013 Rumors?

2013 may be the year that the mysterious duo that everyone has on their minds finally comes back to the good ol' USA. The elusive helmeted French House legends Daft Punk played at Coachella at 2006, so I would not be surprised if they came back this year. Coachella is the USA's biggest festival with the biggest names and with their mainstream appeal it makes perfect sense that the two make their big return to the salivating American EDM community there of all places. After all, if you were old enough if the early 2000s I'm sure you remember hearing "One More Time" on the Top 40.

Songkick sent out these emails earlier today, which in the past have been very accurate (the main Electric Zoo 2012 lineup was basically "leaked" through SongKick). A search on the website doesn't turn up results but this may mean we're about to get a taste of what these two have to offer us in 2013, hopefully in the Indio desert this spring. 

By Edward Fancher

Wednesday
Aug012012

Veld Music Festival Official Preview

 

EDM Lounge is thrilled to be heading to the Veld Music Festival this weekend in Toronto, ON! We're going international (eh?) 

Here's our official preview to get you ready for the event! And if you haven't entered our giveaway for TWO (yes, TWO!) free tickets to the festival, do it now because the contest only has a few hours left!

Saturday 8/4/2012

Picking and choosing between DJs will prove difficult on Saturday. If I covered them all, this would be an essay, so here are some I'd like to highlight.

DVBBS [Electro House] (Bacardi Tent 1-2pm) Toronto natives DVBBS will kick the party off in the Bacardi Tent Saturday afternoon. The electro house duo is fresh off the IDentity Fest tour, and have new tracks in the works. Listen for the guys to drop new material as well as their hot originals including "DRVGS" and "Dance Bitch" (below).

Michael Woods [Big Room / Progressive House] (Main Stage 3:30-4:30) Michael Woods absolutely smashed it at EDC Vegas. Don't miss this energetic set when he takes the Canadian big city by storm!

Krewella [Dubstep / Electro] (Bacardi Tent 4-5pm) 2012 has been a busy year for the trio! Releasing the Play Hard EP amongst a plethora of other solid records, Krewella is sure to have the bass thumpin'! 

Knife Party [Dubstep] (Main Stage 6:30-7:30pm) You're living under a rock if you don't know Knife Party. Releasing one banging track after the next, this is a heart-racing, mind-blowing set that you have to experience for yourself to really believe. Get ready to rage!

Tommy Trash [House] (Bacardi Tent 8-9pm) Known for destroying every remix he touches and notorious for his riotous live sets,  I can promise you an AMAZING time if you see Tommy Trash. Prepare to headbang :)

Deadmau5 [A Genre of His Own] (Main Stage 9:15-11pm) I've been to many Deadmau5 shows, but this will be the first time I'll see him play a festival. I'm anxious to see him take the stage in Toronto where he currently resides, because knowing Joel he will undoubtedly have some tricks up his sleeve. Deadmau5 will be closing Saturday night with no other artists competing with his time slot, so there is no excuse for missing it!

Sunday 8/5/2012

Swanky Tunes [House] (Main Stage 3-4pm) Currently killing the EDM game is the Russian trio Swanky Tunes! I've been continuously impressed by their recent releases, and I have not seen these guys live yet so I'm certainly not going to miss them this Sunday!

Pierce Fulton [House] (Bacardi Tent 3:30-4:30pm) I'm excited to see this young prodigy throw down! There's nothing I love more than a DJ who genuinely loves what they do, and you can definitely expect passion and high energy from Fulton on Sunday.

Gareth Emery [Trance / Progressive House] (Bacardi Tent 7:30-9pm) Combining trance, house and progressive into one set, Gareth Emery was one of my favorite acts at EDC NY. He possesses the coveted ability to command a crowd in a way that not many DJs can. I highly recommend you stop by this set, you won't be disappointed. 

Bassnectar [Dubstep] (Main Stage 7:45-8:45pm) I've seen Bassnectar a couple of times now, and he is always incredible live. Lorin drops bass - IN YOUR IN YOUR FACE!

Avicii [Progressive House / Trance] (Main Stage 9-11pm) Closing out the festival is Avicii. The Swedish producer has become a household name, and for a good reason! However tired of his records you may be, I have yet to see anything less than an epic and surprisingly bass-heavy set from Avicii, and you do not want to miss it.

By Laryssa Loza

Follow me on Twitter: @LaryssaLoza

Wednesday
Jul252012

The Camp Bisco Experience (2012 Recap)

There's a lot of things that need to be said about Camp Bisco XI, from the lineup, to the people, to the visual aesthetic of every set. Although many words come to mind when thinking about two weekends ago, I find it extremely hard to convey the experience in words. It was just one of those weekends, one of those places, that you truly have to have experienced to fully understand.

From the moment we arrived at the campgrounds and set up our tents, the sparks were flying. Every boy and girl was in tune to the world that is Bisco. There was no denying that we had stepped into a realm that is on an entirely different plane of existence, a place where time stands still and where one day feels like a second, at the same time. Bisco is more than just a music festival, it's a complete getaway.

Day One (7/12)

With Day One having an absolutely stacked line up, I managed to catch quite a few artists. The few that REALLY stood out to me were Crystal Castles, Zeds Dead, Skrillex, Kill The Noise, and the tag-team set by Porter Robinson and Zedd (a pleasant surprise).

Zeds Dead at Camp Bisco Eleven

Crystal Castles had a Black out on all media and they only played a half hour of their set, so there is not really much to say aside from that was an amazing half hour. Lounge favorite Zeds Dead put on an absolutely chest-crushing set. In typical ZD fashion they dropped a plethora of bass crushing tunes including ones off their new EP The Living Dead and old ones - and of course the always epic closer "Eyes on Fire."

Skrillex Throwing Down

You can say all the negative things you want to say about Skrillex, but he delivered what I think to be one of the best sets of the weekend. The Grammy-winning dubstepper threw together a massive amount of crazy mashups and insane drops that would make even the heaviest boulder rumble.

Closing out Thursday night was Kill the Noise and Porter Robinson B2B with Zedd. Walking up to KtN was like walking through the hail of gunfire. The sea of people was a peaceful warzone of lasers and bass. Dropping his usual bangers and throwing in some extras for added measure, KtN's set was topped off by the appearance of the one and only Skrillex. KtN gave the crowd what they wanted the entire show: raw, filthy bass

An Amazing Tag Team Set by Porter Robinson and Zedd

To cap off an already impressive day one, Zedd and Porter Robinson decided to do a tag team set. Now this was one of the most high energy sets of the entire weekend. The two young champs literally threw out every banger you could in their energizing two hour set... Day two was more of a peaceful day at camp.

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