“Your insight in to the fast paced world of EDM in 2013 As It Happens”
We’ll be documenting breaking news in Dance and EDM every week through our lastest weekly enstallment entitled “2013 As It Happens”. Noting album release dates, collaboration confirmations, tour announcements, breaking developments, these articles will allow you to get up to date with the industry in one quick read per week! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom to check out upcoming concert dates for the week to come!
This week spans May 26 – June 2
Zedd Achieves First Gold Record As “Clairty” Passes 500K Sales
Its been an amazing couple of years for the German producer, dance enthusiast and taste maker of EDM. From a star studded music video of the title track, to a debut album release to countless shows and singles since, Anton has risen to the elite in under 24 months. The latest ribbon on the wall? A gold record. Selling half a million copies, Zedd reaches gold status in the US for the first time ever (and gets ecstatic on Twitter). Keep it up Zedd!
Ultra Music Festival Speaks Out, Explains Price Hike
With the “system malfunction” the day of the early bird tickets and the enormous surprise price increase, “Boycott UMF” pages began and the masses raised pitchforks against the long standing Miami music festival. Here is how Ultra responded.
“After not raising ticket prices the previous two years, and to ensure the premium quality and evolution of Ultra’s ground breaking stage productions & artist line ups, while continuing to meet the ever increasing financial demands of city related expenses associated with producing this massive festival in the heart of an urban metropolis, this price increase was unfortunately necessary.” - Ultra Music Festival
Microsoft and OneBeat Launch First Ever XBOX 360 “EDM App”
Say what you will about how Dance Music has become too mainstream and it is already “blown out”. True indicators of a movement “selling out” come through corporate manipulation, label dillution and a general experience diminish. Dance Music has only just begun to enter the North American market place and already Microsoft and electronic music marketed company OneBeat are teaming up to see what they can do to make an extra buck. With plans for new shows and a way to better connect the fan with video and music interface, they’ve set the very first EDM app wild via XBOX 360. Available for free download now in the US & Canada.
Rusko Joins Skrillex’ OWSLA Label For DnB Release “Takeoff”
Long time Dubstep hero, pioneer of sound and EDM icon, Rusko has been releasing records since 2006. Most famously through Mad Decent Records, Rusko gave us “Wooboost”, “Hold On”, “Somebody To Love” and “Everyday” over the past couple years. Recently his projects are more adventerous as he experiments with new sound like his fellow veteran producers. The latest of such experiments takes him over to Skrillex’ house where he signs his new Drum & Bass single “Takeoff” to the progressive-thinking record label OWSLA.
Rihanna Brings GTA Along European “Death To Genre” Tour This Summer
Rihanna‘s management is thinking. From slapping together Dancehall influences to provokative thinking, Rihanna certainly has our attention. That and she’s a bit of a looker. Her latest stunt has more than the Urban crowd turning their heads. GTA, the trap and tribal duo famous for remixing Kaskade’s “Move For Me”, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s “Turn It Up” and of course, “Hit It”, has secured a spot on a 35 stop tour from Morroco to Finland. Boy would we like to be that road manager.
EDC Chicago Gets Hit With 500 Noise Complaints
We all understand how absolutely building crumbling the sound systems at festivals are but few are in the right frame of mind to think, “Hey guys, you know maybe we should mind our neighbors”. 500 noise complaints later, Electric Daisy Carnival in Chiago, IL learns the hard way. If our tickets last week were $250 each, just imagine the damage 500 counts can produce in a major city. Fingers crossed this won’t impact the shows ability to return next year.
Kaskade Announces Atmosphere Tour In Four Key Areas
Following his Redux Tour, Kaskade is at it again with a small, four stop tour across the US’ biggest dance music communities. Check out the flyer above and visit his official website to stay up to date with his latest developments. In Vegas all summer, he’s not going anywhere folks, get out to a show of his.
- Upcoming Events -
Thursday, June 6 2013
Kaskade LIV LIV Nightclub, Miami Beach FL
Friday, June 7 2013
CHUCKIE at OCEAN CLUB Ocean Club, Quincy MA
Dada Life | Zen Freeman at Hakkasan Las Vegas Hakkasan Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV
Eric Prydz STORY Story Miami, Miami Beach FL
FELIX CARTAL The Complex, Miami Beach FL
Gabriel & Dresden [6.7.2013] Rumor, Philadelphia PA
GARETH EMERY at BARRYMORE’S Barrymore’s, Philadelphia PA
Knife Party at Mansion Nightclub Mansion, Miami Beach FL
Porter Robinson & DJ Vice at XS Las Vegas XS The Nightclub At Encore, Las Vegas NV
Surrender Your Friday with Zeds Dead Surrender Nightclub, Las Vegas NV
Saturday, June 8 2013
Avicii at XS Las Vegas XS The Nightclub At Encore, Las Vegas NV
Calvin Harris at Hakkasan Las Vegas Hakkasan Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV
Dada Life at Wet Republic Wet Republic Ultra Pool, Las Vegas NV
Electric Circus Presents BOB SINCLAR at W.I.P. and Greenhouse! W.I.P., New York NY
ERIC PRYDZ | Saturday June 8th 2013 Opera, Atlanta GA
Kaskade at Marquee Nightclub Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, Las Vegas NV
Michael Woods HQ Nightclub, Atlantic City NJ
Moonrise Festival Sun Park, Baltimore MD
NERVO at Create Create, Los Angeles CA
ORION MUSIC + MORE FESTIVAL Belle Isle Park, Detroit MI
Progression Saturdays: PAUL VAN DYK Foundation Nightclub, Seattle WA
Robbie Rivera @ Luna Supper Club Luna Supper Club, Pomona CA
Sound Cruise NYC Presents BOB SINCLAR! Hornblower Infinity Yacht – Pier 40, New York NY
Thomas Gold Daylight Beach Club, Las Vegas NV
Thomas Gold with Sebastien Drums Light Nightclub Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas NV
Zeds Dead @ Relentless Beach / EL Santo El Santo Cantina, Scottsdale AZ
Sunday June 9 2013
Bob Sinclar at Hakkasan Las Vegas Hakkasan Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV
Calvin Harris at Wet Republic Wet Republic Ultra Pool, Las Vegas NV
Chuckie HQ Beach Club, Atlantic City NJ
Daystar Sundays with Diplo Encore Beach Club, Las Vegas NV
DILLON FRANCIS at OCEAN CLUB Ocean Club, Quincy MA
Felix Cartal @ Relentless Beach / El Santo El Santo Cantina, Scottsdale AZ
Kaskade at Marquee Dayclub Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, Las Vegas NV
Knife Party at XS Sunday Nightswim XS The Nightclub At Encore, Las Vegas NV
ROBBIE RIVERA Maya Day & Nightclub, Scottsdale AZ
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