Wednesday, December 26, 2012

[re]Blow Your Mind

Hey, wassup it's Wish! About this time last year, I attended my first massive event, Holiday Madness. Showtek was in, there were thousands of people lining the dance floor at Amazura Concert Hall, and everything was just unbelievable. Now, it's time for part two, as Caffeine Entertainment and Epic Entertainment brings us back to the insanity with Holiday Madness 2 [re]gifted, sponsored by Kikwear.

This year the party is back and in the legendary Amazura. Amazura can easily hold thousands of people, and only twice in the past year have I personally seen an event that actually looked full there. One was Bobble Invaders (PLUR Rave Promotions 1st party) and last year's Holiday Madness. This event is stacking up to be in the same boat with 2,000 people rsvp'ed on the main facebook invite. Of course we know not to judge a party by that number, but the higher the attending rate, the more people actually come out. Amazura sports two stages on two floors. The main stage is significantly larger than the upstairs area, being able to fit over 3,000 people without a doubt. Upstairs has a jungle theme going on, along with windows over looking the main floor. The ambiance of the place is surreal when it's filled up.

By: Ronnie C.
What's a party without entertainment?! A long awaited booking has taken place for this party. The legendary DJ Isaac will be returning to New York to spin this party. It's been a while since he was here last, and only got to perform about three minutes of his set (thank you FDNY) at Naughty Neon 2 back in February. So now, at a much larger spot, his appearance will be [re]gifted for everyone to enjoy. If you are not familiar with his music, get on it, the bitches will appreciate it.

The lineup is epic, with city favorites X-Dream and Jen Mas, and Tight Crew's very own DJ Soappy. Making the visuals extra special is Morgan Freeman. Anybody who has been to the club knows what the laser system is like there, so putting one and two together is always epic. If all this wasn't good enough, there going to be a lot more. We're talking body painting, people on stilts walking around, aerialists, a cotton candy and popcorn machine, a kandi station, and even a sexy Santa contest with a $100 prize. This will be a night to remember [or not ;)].

Get your tickets before 2pm on Friday and save five dollars. Use that five dollars to buy your of age friends a drink. This is the most definitely the right way to kick off your partying for New Years weekend!! I'll catch you there, with gloves on and camera in hand. If you see me, say hi!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New EPIC Collaboration: Griz + Big Gigantic

There is always more music coming out and keeping the sounds we listen to fresh. With so much going on, GRiZ and Big Gigantic just dropped a new track on us that's got the fresh vibes and epicness. The track is called Power and you can download it for free.

We love us some collab and this track is SICK. And soon, you can catch the two power houses performing together on With Bassnectar and Pretty Lights in Virginia, and then on New Years Eve with just Big G and Griz in Chicago.


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Monday, December 10, 2012

Adventure Club @ Ampersand: New Orleans SWAG

Hey everybody! It's me, Etan Wish! Last weekend was Wizard World in New Orleans (as well as my birthday weekend!). While in New Orleans, you want to check out the food, the people, the partying... oh the partying! I was checking out what was going on in town that weekend, and one event in particular kept coming up in my searching. Adventure Club. I couldn't have been happier as every time I supposed to experience this Canadian dubstep duo, I was out of town. So here we were, meeting together in the city where life tends to just, happen. And I was about to happen upon my first tiny taste of a deep south party.

By: Mixed Mag
By: Examiner
The concert was being held at a local club called Ampersand. The line outside the place was enormous, in two directions. I did have the chance to get in before the full crowd arrived. The club was not huge, but it did have space. Minus a beam off to the left of the stage, pretty much anywhere you stood on the main floor you could see the stage. There were VIP sections along the sides of the main room, and a small lounge off to back right of the bar. Not to mention the upstairs VIP section which overlooked the main floor. There was also a second room with another stage with a small outdoor smoking section. The second room felt much more relaxed with room to dance than the main floor, but that quickly changed the closer we got to Adventure Club's set.

Beverly Skillz By: Jam Base
Opening act was a dirty trap set by Beverly Skillz. With a name to match her energy and performance, Beverly destroyed the crowd track after track. People were literally "hoofing" (the art of barking, but yelling at the same time) between beats. The sound system was loud, but didn't pierce which was good because I come from all these small concert halls with crappy sound systems and live bands playing on them. The lights on stage were the only electrical visuals, along with gogo dancers on stage. There wasn't a moment of dullness in the crowd throughout Beverly's set. And then the beat dropped.

Adventure Club By: Aaron Gershon
Crowd Energy By: Aaron Gershon
Hovering over the crowd was Christian Srigley saying what's up and ready to drop right into business. At this point the club was at what looked like maximum capacity. It was an amazing site to see the support for AC out here in LA. Every drop was epic, making the crowd jump, bounce, and dance as much as their space allowed for. The laser system was also turned on, and it lit the room up with so much more energy. The vibes were amazing, it felt like everyone was having an amazing time.

Fists Up!! By: Aaron Gershon
Straight Chilling By: Aaron Gershon

The crowd was mixed with ages and people of different walks, but everyone was there to get down. I had the opportunity to meet a whole bunch of really cool people from the area. The gloving there was pretty good too, but there were only a couple out at this event. I can't wait to go and experience the NOLA scene again, and again, and again.

Ampersand Event by: Aaron Gershon - SET

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Z-Dar: Seven Lions Beatport Contest

Hey people! It's Z here with another contest that I could not keep my hands off of. Beatport has another contest up in collaboration with Seven Lions and OWSLA for Seven Lions amazing track Days to Come off the Days to Come EP that was released about a month ago. There has been a ton of artist putting their all into this contest, with tons of amazing new faces and styles that are coming out of the woodwork. The contests keep getting bigger and bigger at Beatport and with the ante so high and the numbers so large you can bet even some familiar faces have followed suit to take a crack at remixing too. With the grand prize being an OWSLA record release, among other goodies, to be in the ranks and likes of Skrillex, Zedd, Porter Robinson, Kill The Noise, and Jack Beats to name a few, you can bet that theres gonna be a lot of gold this time around.

Today at EGP I feel I should give some airtime to the artists and their respected remixes that caught my eye for this contest. I took some time to head over to the Beatport page and listened to an ear numbing amount of remixes about 1300 give or take a couple hundred, picked out a bunch I liked the best and that I feel deserve to win the contest. Due to the sheer number of amazing tracks I found I feel I'm pressed to break my limit this time and give you a lot more tracks than I previously had planned. Keep in mind as with any other contest article that this is all my own opinion, I tried to do this with variety in mind so if anything you know that if you don't like any of the individuals up here you can figure that there's sure to be a bunch out there that you most definitely will like. The winner of this one gets announced January 1st, 2013 so keep your calendars marked to see which one it is.

This one here is by Infrasonix. It has beautiful light jumpy dubstep style to it. It's ridiculously fun and engaging. A surprising remix to come out of this contest I'd say. (VOTE FOR Infrasonix HERE)

This one here is from the Canada native, Cublete. It's got some amazing chillout vibes that this song perfectly melds with. It's relaxing and great if you wanna hear this song in a more vocally pure form. A+ (VOTE FOR Cublete HERE)

This one up here is by OSKR a producer from Britian, and its a sick Electro House remix that you can't help but move to. I wanna hear this dropped somewhere very soon, It's dancy as all hell, an amazing remix in my opinion. (VOTE FOR OSRK HERE)

This next one up is an impressively done light Trap remix by Slander, 7Deadlysynths, and Direwolfe. It's an unexpected remix for a lot of people checking this contest out. Not much people expected a well done trap remix coming out of this song and this one is amazing. I love the way they did it. (VOTE FOR Slander/7Deadlysynths/Direwolf HERE)

This one here is by none other than Singularity, he always seems to find a way to get on this site oddly enough, but this remix is too tight to not feature on this article. It's a great remix and the quality of production is amazing. (VOTE FOR Singularity HERE)

This one here is by Coyote Kisses, a favorite of mine, He took a different approach that most would expect with more of a electronic pop rock kinda feel going on. It works really well and I love it. (VOTE FOR Coyote Kisses HERE)

This next one up is a collaboration between I.Y.F.F.E. and AU5, and it's a heavy as hell banger of a Drumstep song. Its definitely a crowd melter if I ever heard one. Sick bass manipulation thats intense but still fitting into the song without being abrasive. (VOTE FOR I.Y.F.F.E. HERE)

This one is by a duo from Britian that goes by the name Culture Code. The have a very dramatic dubstep rendition that fits the tone of the original. It's very movie-esque and moving, Its a fun song that I know I'm definitely gonna revisit. (VOTE FOR Culture Code HERE)

This one here is by Kicks n Licks from San Diego. It's Melodic all all hell with reverberating bass that penetrates and makes you wanna dance. It's a fun remix, and I like how overblown it is without being overdone. (VOTE FOR Kicks n Licks HERE)


These next few I liked alot but for whatever reason I feel like they didnt beat the rest in the limits I made for myself, so I decided to throw em up here at the end for honors sake. I really do enjoy them though so let this be a sort of shout out to the artists under here.

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TMZ + Janonymous

So that wraps it up this time for my entries on this current contest. If any of you have a Beatport account you can go out and vote on any of these tracks or any others you might find by using their respected Beatport links provided. Hopefully I showed someone something they really enjoy today, and upstarts should really look into these contests they are amazing for anyone looking to get their names out.

Love & Light