Thursday, September 26, 2013

First Time Festival: Great North Music and Arts - Alex & Allyson Grey, Beats Antique, RJD2 and many more!

The Summer time is officially coming to an end as we mosey into October and the temperatures are dropping more everyday and even more at night. The electronic scene's festivals here in the North East are pretty much considered finished with the end of Catskill Chill. There are plenty of events happening pretty much every weekend, but the major ones are traditionally kaput by now. This weekend changes that.

In just a few hours, I'll be on the road with a good friend to Norridgewock, Maine. Up there we will be experiencing the first ever Great North Music and Arts Festival. At first glance you will see Alex GreyAllyson Grey as well as Beats Antique as the headliners. It is literally music and art at the top of the bill. The remainder of the lineup is quite awesome, boasting names like RJD2, Freddy Todd, Phutureprimitive, Bluetech, and Papadosio

Beats Antique Artwork
There is a heavy emphasis on art. There are many visual artists that are being represented as well. Andy Reed, BILD, Samuel Farrand, Mike Rich, and VJ FOO are all listed on the main website as contributors for the visuals provided at the festival. 

Artwork of Alex Grey

This weekend will be one hell of an adventure. Not exactly knowing what to expect, this baby festival packs a punch. Follow up with us for photos, videos, and a review of what went down by the one and only Etan Wish!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Size In The Park: Will NYC Accept How Big Size Gets?

For a huge banger that you don't need to take a ferry to. You need to check out this installment of 

For it's second year coming, Steve Angello and Size Records are bringing this huge party to Central Park. Saturday is already sold out, but any show goer knows there are tickets around. Just don't expect too many miracles, there will be tons of people making there way. And this is why.

The Lineup:

Friday, September 27
Steve Angello
AN21 & Max Vangeli
Arno Cost
Third Party
Saturday, September 28
Steve Angello
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Tim Mason
Trent Cantrelle

If you want to make it there, you will. Being local in NY has it's perks. Also look around, you might find something decent on Craigslist, or on some Facebook group doing a giveaway. In any case, with the heat on parties like this since EZoo and even back when the Excision shows got cancelled, it'll be interesting to see if this makes it to day 2. Central central to NYC. Bloomberg has this on his radar. 
This will be a show to remember. If you are one of the people who get to be there and experience these sets, it will be a night to remember... or at least pieces of.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Electric Zoo 2013 Cancelled Due to Drug Related Deaths

It's another lazy Sunday, but it wasn't supposed to be that way for NYC festival goers. This weekend marked the fifth year of Electric Zoo, and it was pulling in some huge crowds. Headiners like Above and Beyond, Kill the Noise, Flux Pavilion, Kill Paris, and Big Gigantic were scheduled to perform. However, this morning it was making headlines on all different 'major' news sources like ABC that EZoo has been canceled for it's final day. The sources are saying two people died, and at least four people are in intensive care. The deaths may or may not have something to do MDMA, you know, mollies.

It is more and more common that these people going to events and ingesting any sort of drugs are taking something they didn't ask for. There are lots of bunk drugs going around at events, and unfortunately, a majority of these drug users are not testing what they purchased from that guy that gave them a deal. Usually you can find test kits at some of the vendors. Also keep an eye out for Bunk Police signs. If they just tested a little of what they purchased, they would be able to have a much better idea of what it is, or isn't. After all, white powdery substances are widespread from flour to sugar to whatever bathsalts. The key word here is education, and the key lesson is 'hold true to your community'. Be good to the people around you and always help people out. Not everyone is a seasoned traveler and festival goers, and these folks can be vulnerable.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of the two people that lost their lives this weekend. For a many of people, these festivals are sacred places, similar to going to Sunday Mass. Music, spiritualism, love, art, and life all come together and create a beautiful atmosphere. Loss of life at a place such as that is heartbreaking, and it is sure that those people will be dearly missed.

This information was all just released this morning. I took a look on one of the public event invites on Facebook and the initial reaction is less than sympathetic, and quite frustrated. Tickets for today's Sunday show were $179. Even a petition was opened up to reopen the festival.

Will the story end here for EZoo? Of course there are plenty of parties to attended this weekend, especially for the Ezoo crowds. One of our favorite EZoo after-parties is City Lights <----. Let's see how this all pans out.

Here's who didn't play today: 
Armin van Buuren
Sebastian Ingrosso
Steve Aoki
Laidback Luke
Tommy Trash
Aly & Fila
Swanky Tunes
Myon & Shane 54
Adam Beyer
Fedde Le Grand
Chase & Status
Victor Calderone
Markus Schulz
Ida Engberg
Adventure Club
Angger Dimas
Joel Mull
Sub Focus
Joris Voorn
Alex Metric
Dan Sena
Nicole Moudaber
Paul Ritch Live
Hard Rock Sofa
Jacques Lu Cont
Pegboard Nerds
Keys N Krates
Yolanda Be Cool
Digital Lab