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Wednesday
Sep122012

Caspa Presents Dubstep Sessions 2012

Fantastic news from the UK: Caspa has released another fantastic compilation album featuring some of the best bass tracks and remixes of 2012, as well as some new tracks that definitely deserve some respect. This album was just dropped and caters to a wide variety of Dubstep tastes, and will be loved especially by those who prefer the classic UK Dubstep sound. With 33 awesomely wild and filthy tracks, this is certainly a collection that will keep you on your toes.
  
Here are some of my favorite tracks on the compilation:

3. "Burst" - 12th Planet, Skrillex, and Kill the Noise

13. "The Way You Make Me" - The Others

 

16. "Scary Bolly Dub" - Skrillex

 

25. "Make It Bun Dem" - Skrillex & Damian Marley

 

27. "Make My Whole World" - Trolley Snatcha

 

28. "Raise Your Weapon" - Deadmau5 (Noisia Remix)

30. "Must Be the Feeling" - Nero (Flux Pavilion & Nero Remix)

33. Need to Feel Loved - Reflekt (The Others Remix) 

Full Tracklist & Download on iTunes

By Sara Landry

Follow me on Twitter: @SaraLange922

Thursday
Aug022012

This Weekend in NYC: Gareth Emery at Governors Island

New York, you better brace yourselves for a Trance invasion this weekend! Get yourselves ready for yet another round of island partying this Saturday, August 4 because English producer and DJ Gareth Emery will be blasting the beats with the help of a stacked support lineup including Ben Gold, Blake Jarell, and others. 

After selling out shows from Miami to Manchester, Gareth is ready to rock the big apple by echoing his anthemic progressive tunes across NY harbor and beyond. Made Event is sure to give us a tasty flavor of the fun that's coming at the end of this month with Electric Zoo with sick visuals and set designs! The entire show will be broadcast live, so even if you can't make it to the city this weekend you won't miss out on the Garuda trance! Watch out for photos of the event soon because we'll be there snapping 'em! 

Deets

4 PM - 12 AM

Governors Beach Club @ Governors Island, NYC

Free ferry included with ticket (ferries depart on the half-hour from 10 South Street in Lower Manhattan)

Buy tickets soon, this one's almost sold out!

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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Tuesday
Jul242012

Review: Zeds Dead at Baltimore Soundstage

My plastic glass was literally shaking on the table. The windows of the Baltimore Soundstage vibrated when Zeds Dead took the stage Saturday night, and I almost expected the bass to shatter the glass. The already sweating crowd exploded in excitement when the ZD original, "Adrenaline," blasted through the speakers.

Supporting the new trend of trap, Zeds Dead played "Grove St. Party" by Waka Flocka Flame ft. Kebo Gotti, "Harlem Shake" by Baauer, and the RI Grime & Salva remix of "Mercy" by Kanye West, which sent fans into an absolute frenzy.

ZD played originals such as "1975," "Undah Yuh Skirt," and "Jackie Boy 2.0." I personally freaked out about halfway through the night when Skrillex's remix of "Goin' In" by Birdy Nam Nam was buzzing through the club, as I had reviewed the record as track of the day just a few hours earlier!

Other tracks played during the night included Sub Focus' "Falling Down," Knife Party's "Sleaze," Hulk's "Clockwork," Major Lazer's "Original Don" (Flosstradamus Remix), and a kickass remix of "Gimme Shelter" by the Rolling Stones.

According to the Zeds Dead twitter, it was the guys' first time playing in Baltimore, and the crowd certainly welcomed the duo chanting their name for an encore. ZD snuck back onto the stage with big grins across their faces. It was a great time, and a live show I'd highly recommend! Be sure to catch ZD on their Living Dead tour, and watch out for new stuff from them on the Lounge! And if you missed our interview with them last week, make sure to check it out!

The Living Dead EP, out today on Beatport!

By Laryssa Loza

Follow me on Twitter: @LaryssaLoza