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Scottsdale, Ariz. – So guys, Steve LeVine Entertainment and Public Relations wants everyone to know where the party is at this Independence Day!! W Scottsdale will host an Electronic Dance Music (EDM) filled Independence Day celebration on Wednesday, July 4, complete with a performance by two-time Grammy nominee Morgan Page and a firework display. The event begins at 12 p.m. (noon). The firework display will take place at 9 p.m.
As a special treat this Independence Day, W Scottsdale will be running a package deal for those who purchase a minimum of a two-night stay. The package will include two complimentary tickets and VIP lanyards per bed for the 4th of July party and a meet-n-greet photo opportunity with Morgan Page prior to his performance. The two-night package starts at $289 (+tax). To book this package please call 480.970.2109 and reference promotion code WFOURTH2. Guests must purchase rooms for the nights of July 3- 4. Offer is limited.
With three full-length albums and over 200 remixes to his name, including tracks by Madonna (“Miles Away”), Katy Perry (“I Kissed A Girl”) and La Roux (“Bulletproof”), Morgan Page has earned a solid reputation for transferring pop energy to the dance floor in the form of progressive house tracks. High-ranking spots on the iTunes’ dance chart, Beatport’s progressive chart and Billboard’s club charts have affirmed his marketability. A 2009 Grammy nomination for Deadmau5’s remix of Page’s “The Longest Road”, a 2011 nomination for his remix of Nadia Ali’s fantasy” and three International Dance Music Award (IDMA) nominations simultaneously bolstered his underground credibility while spotlighting his skills as a songwriter.
See ya there guys!
New mix from Avicii here!! Celebrating hitting the 2 MILLION LIKES mark on Facebook, Avicii has graced his fans with a new mix to thank everyone for there love and support. Its not my favorite mix of his, but its definitely worth downloading and listening to! Getting 2 million likes on Facebook is an incredible feat and he definitely deserves it!! So lets celebrate with this tune! Check out Two Million (Original Mix) now!
Yes, you read correct friends. For those of you who will be kickin it anywhere near Tempe on May 28th, you should probably consider coming to this show. Insomniac Events and Steve LeVine Entertainment and Public Relations is once again bringing you an AMAZING show to AZ. What can we do to thank these guys for the endless amounts of talent they keep bringing?? Well we can all go to the show! Thats a good start. Plus its Rusko! Who would want to miss out on that??
Where?: Marquee Theater in Tempe – 730 N. Mill Ave. Tempe AZ, 85281
When?: May 28th Doors open at 8:00PM
This is a 16+ show
You can get your tickets here!
Also there is a neat little contest to win a pair of free tickets on facebook
Come rage with us! We will be there and we hope a ton of you guys will be there too!! Now here is a little Rusko to keep you animals satisfied till the big day! Enjoy!!
Sooo for those of you who didn’t get a chance to go, I am terribly sorry. Beyond Wonderland KILLED it this year. Words cannot describe how epic the scene was. We start our 5 hour journey to San Bernardino from Phoenix AZ… 5 hours isn’t too bad. Shitty part? RAIN. RAIN AND COLD. Did that stop us though? NEVER!! We will never give up on the pursuit to hear some kick as electronic dance music!
Swirling lights everywhere, fire breathing metal sculptures, dancers dressed as little ducks, sheep, and other crazy trippy characters. It was impossible not to feel warm from all the love that was pouring out of this event, you could barely tell it was only like 40 degrees outside. It was also impossible to decide who to go see. It was an incredible talent filled line up on every stage and it was so hard to choose, but we did our best! Front and center for my favorite Norman Doray, Moguai, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Hardwell, ATB, Arty, Gareth Emery, and yes Armin Van Buuren. Here are a few of my favorite pics from the show! Try not to miss out on what of the best events of the year next time!
Norman Doray killed it!!
Mad love for Hardwell
ATB Showing his love
The man who everyone was waiting for … Armin Van Buuren
Almost two weeks ago, English trance legend Ashley Wallbridge made a debut of his first full length album titled The Inner Me. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this release heard the news back in December, and have finally given a few listens through and selected some of my favorite tracks. The whole album is fantastic. Every song is uplifting and euphoric to mirror his traditional form of play. Though the tracks aren’t as long as I had hoped, being his first release, Ashley has done a masterful job. If you’re looking for a good album to kick back to, cheer up to, or zone out and happily listen to this would be a good call. Below is the tracklist with links to previews of my favorites. Overall World To Turn is by far my favorite because of the pairing with Andy Moor which is then again complimented with the wonderous voice of Gabriela. Honorable mention is Bang The Drum with the vocals of Audrey Gallagher. You can get the album on Beatport. Cheers
01 – Emotions
02 – These Walls
03 – Kopanang
04 – Careful
05 – Zorro
06 – Faces (The Inner Me Mix)
07 – Soul Seek
08 – Vision (The Inner Me Mix)
09 – Meta4
10 – Mumbai Traffic
11 – Keep The Fire
12 – Ibiza
13 – World To Turn (The Inner Me Mix)
14 – Bang The Drum
15 – Feel Again
16 – Jynx (The Inner Me Mix) [Bonus Track]
17 – Sunrise [Bonus Track]
The guys who just brought us L’Amour are coming into town. That’s right Bingo Players will be in Old Town Scottsdale next Wednesday March 28. They have quickly risen to high ranks in the electronic scene playing at events around the world such as EDC, Tomorrowland, Dirty Dutch Mystery Land, etc. What’s remarkable about the dynamic duo is their ability to rally the crowd and get the dance floor moving with epic remixes and rolling guerrilla fart bass.
When: Wednesday March 28, 2012
Where: Wild Knight Scottsdale, Arizona
Price: $11.20 (fees included) Get Tickets Here
True electronic talent has the ability to navigate in between different genres without so much as a hiccup. Wick-it The Instigator has that talent. He’s got his fingers in electro-house, dubstep, and moombahton. What I like most about his style is that while clearly displaying the ability to flip back and forth between very diverse styles, the base influence is very oriental and drum related. The end result would make you think he’s from Malaysia or India, but in contrary is really from Nashville, Tennessee! I’ve posted two tracks below which highlight his ability to change style, and pump life into some well-known hip-hop tracks. Best of all, you can download them for free in the Soundcloud player. Cheers
Dr. Dre – Still California (Wick-it Moombahton Remix)
M.I.A. – Bad Girls (Wick-it Remix)
This Wednesday March 21 NiT GRiT and Two Fresh will be making a stop at the School of Rock in Tempe, Arizona on their NOANTIDOTE Tour. Both are known for their smooth melotic form in the chill dub/electro universe. Should be a very lowkey show that is beyond chill. Take a listen to two of their tracks which are at the bottom of this post to understand what I’m talking about.
When: Wednesday March 19 @ 8:00pm
Where: School of Rock Tempe, AZ
Price: $15.00 Get Your Tickets Here
NiT GRiT – Purple
Two Fresh – Lucky 13 Podcast
Mord Fustang has just released his new EP titled Welcome To The Future. He is well known for awesome splicing of sounds that produce electro-house and dub-like tracks. With this pure blend in style, it is pretty evident that his productions will continue to move us both on and off the dance floor! Take a listen to the track Welcome To The Future Below! You can get the full EP now on Beatport.
Welcome To The Future:
Concluding the first series of Tiësto‘s In The Booth, Episode 10 travels to Los Angeles for the biggest U.S. DJ gig in history. 26,000 fans visited the Home Depot Center to watch Tiësto to play, which is very very impressive. Overall I think the series was very insightful and useful for providing fans/other artists a glimpse into how much work, travel, and fun goes into the job as one of the biggest DJs ever. Looking forward to see where they take the next installment of the series.
Looks like tyDi is coming to town a week from today! He has been voted at Australia’s #1 DJ for the past two years, is constantly a name of reference in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs from around the world, and finally often has tracks high up on 1001 Tracklists & Beatport upon release. Oh and let’s not forget he dropped his most recent album Shooting Stars in the fall, which was followed by a massive remix of Talking To Myself by Mason & Dragen as seen above! It’s a small venue so seeing him will be super personal!
When: Thursday March 15 from 9:00pm – 2:00am
Where: Smashboxx in Old Town Scottsdale
Price: $11.20 (fees included) Get your Tickets Here!
I love seeing new boundaries get pushed in music! What do you get when you mash up a dubstep beat with a classical violin? Crystallize by Lindsey Stirling that’s what. If you haven’t seen her by now, you must be new to the internet or something because her videos have gone viral. Normally violin and dubstep would probably result you clamping your ears, but Lindsey not only successfully mashes the two together, she also dances, performs acrobatic moves, and is incredibly attractive. Oh and the video has great cinematography that was shot in the Ice Castles of Colorado. So if the song itself doesn’t put you in a jovial mood, I guarantee the girl will. Take a listen above and get Crystallize now on iTunes or Direct Download.
Did Crystallize not catch your attention? Well how about Spontaneous Me (posted below) which is more electronic-based but just as vibrant and as the title suggests- EPIC! Get Spontaneous Me on iTunes or Direct Download. Cheers!
An Irish Dance duo called known as The Control Freakz has our undivided attention today. They specialize in adding flavor, spice, and everything nice in their bootlegs. Two of said bootlegs really made our ears tingle. The first was Groove Armada’s Superstylin’ which is a classic. What’s added to this track is a more housey feel and makes me wanna kick it on a beach in the tropics. The second bootleg of interest is Lykke Li’s I Follow Rivers. In this track we get more of a happy dance vibe. Check them both out and download them for free below! Cheers
Superstylin’ Bootleg Direct Download
I Follow Rivers Bootleg Direct Download
The College Invasion Tour episode! Taking place last fall, Tiësto and Porter Robinson toured University campuses mainly on both the east and west coast, and saw a huge positive response. This episode helps to highlight just how integrated electronic dance music is with today’s youth. Two points the video made that are completely relavent is first that Electronic Music has been mainstream around the world for some time now, and America is finally catching up! The second statement was that news, television, and radio in the US have all done a poor job of responding to and reporting this huge movement. Tiësto says that the scene movement is still technically underground, and I would agree but it certainly is making a break for pushing out- and very soon I might add! Cheers to electronic music and PLUR! <3
It’s not too late to get your tickets and go see Laidback Luke this thursday evening up in Scottsdale! As I’m sure you are aware, Laidback Luke is known for highly energetic shows that really hit hard making it you irresistible to dancing to the bouncing bass. He recently paired up with Arno Cost and Norman Doray to deliver us Trilogy which can be heard below. Details continue past the song.
When: 9:00pm THIS Thursday March 8th
Where: Wild Knight in Old Town Scottsdale
Tickets: GA tickets here for only $15! Tickets Here
Steve Aoki and Datsik will be gracing Tucson and The University of Arizona this Thursday night. Having already been getting ratings through the roof on their Deadmeat Tour, this stop in Tucson will not be one that’s forgotten. I have no doubt the college crowd from the University will get all hyphy from the Electro and Dubstep that is about to be dumped onto them. Prepare yourself accordingly Tucson.
When: 7:00pm THIS Thursday March 8th
Where: Rialto Theatre Downtown Tucson
Ages: All & Bar w/ ID
Tickets: $31 + service fees that you can get Right Here.
Here is the footage from their performances in Atlanta & Charlotte:
There have been some highly anticipated tracks coming from the newly installed album titled A State of Trance 2012, by the one and only Armin Van Buuren. Several of the tunes coming from the 2 disk set have already made it into sets from around the world, not to mention Tune of The Week and Future Favorite on many A State of Trance episodes. We’ll be doing a follow-up writing of this album as soon as I get a listen in! Stay tuned! The official release date was to be March 1st but Armada Music Shop says the album isn’t available in the US until August for some reason… let’s hope this is an error. Until that hopeful error is fixed you can ‘pre-order’ from Armada Music or just head to iTunes. Below are the two preview videos from both CDs in set! Cheers
Well after nearly 2 weeks I made my initial promise to review the Los Angeles ’12 Album, I’ve finally gotten around to the write-up. First off let me state that if you don’t have the Album, you need to buy it now. This is a trance album that is absolutely worth spending your buck on. In the tracklist below I’ve highlighted and linked my 10 favorite tunes from both CDs but don’t take this as an evidence that these are the only songs good- I thoroughly enjoyed both CDs! Both ring in a powerful energy with also sense of reflective trance that was excellently compiled by the man himself Markus Schulz. Finally I’ve included YouTube video of my overall two favorite tracks which were Quantum Mechanics – Styller and The Fusion – Omnia & Ira. Get the full album here on Beatport. Cheers!