FESTY NEWS: Why You Should Attend Atlanta’s Imagine Music Festival 2014

 

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WHY YOU WANT TO ATTEND IMAGINE MUSIC FESTIVAL:

Imagine Music Festival kicks off its first year this Labor Day weekend, just a few weeks away, on Saturday and Sunday August 30 & 31. The two-day festival, with a hard-hitting, heavy influence of bass music comprising its unique lineup, is the first of its kind within the city limits of Atlanta. The landscape is set spanning 17 acres, featuring three stages rigged with world-class production, awe-inspiring water features, and the Imagine Festival Arts Avenue – all of which is formed by connecting Masquerade Music Park with the Historic Fourth Ward Park.

As downtown Atlanta prepares itself for its first dance music infestation of this size, these are the top reasons you’ll want to attend Imagine Music Festival.

#1: ECLECTIC LINEUP

With a unique lineup featuring over 50 acts ranging from the calming, transcendental, harmonies of the Emancipator Ensemble, to the hard hitting bass-lines composed by Caspa, Imagine holds the recipe to a flavor that will satisfy every music lovers taste buds.

While all the artists on the bill merit a listen, here are some notable performances to check out (in no particular order): The entire PLM takeover, Fedde Le Grand, Destroid, Minnesota, Rusko, Shpongle, RJD2, Buku, Adventure Club

#2: WON’T BREAK YOUR BANK

Early bird weekend General Admission tickets are on sale now for only $100, with advanced weekend GA increasing to $150. VIP packages are available early bird for $300 and advanced $400 – which is still less than a GA pass to TomorrowWorld! When you consider the value of the talent on the lineup this is a steal! GET EM WHILE THEY’RE HOT!

#3: ONE OF A KIND

Home to the countries largest airport, and just minutes from a handful of hotels makes the central location of Imagine Festival an easy attraction for guests from all over the world to attend. Also, the after-parties are on site indoors at the Masquerade, making transportation a non-issue and ensuring attendees safety. Imagine Music Festival’s nearby “competition” would be Counterpoint and TomorrowWorld– both are weekend camping festivals set at the beginning and the end of summer, respectively, and are about an hour outside of Atlanta. There is no substitute for Imagine Festival.

If this hasn’t convinced you to attend Imagine Festival, the 2014 promo video sure will! Check it out below:

So, now you know why you can’t miss Imagine Festival 2014. We hope to see you there! Tickets are available here.

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Written by: Mark Whitehead

 

FESTY NEWS: Moonrise Festival Takesover Baltimore This Weekend & 7 Reasons Why You Should Go!

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MOONRISE FESTIVAL BRINGS AMAZING MUSIC TO BALTIMORE THIS WEEKEND:

Organizers of Moonrise Festival attempted the first-year festival last year and, well, failed, leaving a sour taste with thousands of hopeful would-be attendees. But they gave it a go again for 2014 (if at first you don’t succeed, right?) and hey, whattya know? They got the proper permits, and as I write this  Thursday evening, the festival is still a go, with a pretty solid lineup in my own humble opinion.

So maybe you’re a last minute planner, a master procrastinator if you will, and you’re anywhere close to the Baltimore Metro area, you should at least consider attending this festival. And here are 8 reasons why:

1. Tickets are only $150. For the weekend. That’s two days of music for $75 a day. Go ahead and try to see Heroes X Villains, Crizzly, Papadosio, RJD2, Kaskade, and STS9 individually and spend less than $75. I dare you. But don’t because you should actually open up a savings account and put money aside for school, books, maybe invest it a little bit? Bonds are doing well right? A roth IRA is never a bad idea either. You get the point. Well anyways, grab your ticket here.

2. Diversity. An old wooden ship. Err… wait. I’m referring to the lineup which includes everything from jamtronica, hip-hop, techno and drum and bass. And, just as important, the schedule is really well split between the four stages. There aren’t too many conflicts for me. I doubt many Papadosio fans are going to be bummed they’re missing Audien and I doubt DJ Snake fans are really going to miss out on STS9. Right now my biggest conflict is whether to see Bro Safari (who absolutely slayed Hudson Project by the way) or the legend RJD2, who I haven’t seen in a couple years.

3. You have a chance to see and enter the legendary mammoth Pimlico Race Course (Home of the Preakness) and you get to avoid all the horses*, rich snobs, and big ugly hats.

4. The Solar Dance Tent on Sunday. Gladiator, Lets Be Friends, Keys N Krates, Figure, Brillz, Rusko, Waka Flocka, Zeds Dead & Excision. If you want to see me, that’s where I’ll be 1:20-9:30. Don’t ask me to move. I will not.

5. For 12 hours Saturday and Sunday you’ll be in the safest place in Baltimore. Kidding. Mostly.

6. You Us oldheads can be in bed by midnight. Or I’m sure you can head out to some crazy after-parties in the city… Maybe.

7. Kaskade? Kaskade. Bassnectar? Bassnectar. Pork rind? Pork rind. 

8. It can’t go any worse than last year. :) :) :)

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There you have it. Short and sweet. Like my diction. Regardless of all the reservations, this is a low-risk, high-reward festival for this weekend with some of the top acts in not just electronic music but in the entire music industry. And seriously, Bassnectar.

Tickets are still available here along with probably vital information on parking and travel you should probably look into.

*Horses are absolutely terrifying and if you disagree then you’re wrong and you should be more careful around our equine enemies.

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NEW MIX: GamiBeats – ‘Curated Music Summer Mix’ (EXCLUSIVE) [FREE Download]

 

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GAMIBEATS DROPS SUMMER MIX WITH CM:

The only thing that can make you sweat more than the middle of the Summer heat is a new mix from GamiBeats. Featuring 14 of the hottest tracks of the season, this mix is sure to make your booty shake. Making the move to Detroit, GamiBeats is set on making music his life. Between digging and uncovering scorching tunes, and crushing thick bass licks in the studio, GamiBeats is about to make a crater in the scene. Be sure to grab your FREE download of GamiBeat’s Curated Music Summer Mix and get to sweatin’ n steppin’!

LISTEN & DOWNLOAD: GamiBeats – ‘Curated Music Summer Mix’:

TRACKLIST:

  1. Fritz Carlton – Late Nights (Original Mix)
  2. Digital Jacq, Greg Campbell – Deep Inside (J.Phlip’s Dirtybird Mix)
  3. Worthy – Got It (Original Mix)
  4. Schoolboy Q – Studio (Wood Holly Remix)
  5. Bellavoid – Seriously (Original Mix)
  6. Kaiser Souzai – Get 2 Ghetto (Original Mix)
  7. Doug Eng – Hood Life (Original Mix)
  8. Fox Glove – When The Beat Goes Up (Lux Groove Remix)
  9. Meridian Dan – German Whip (Alex Index Bootleg)
  10. Krueger, Doctor Jeep – Cave Dive (Original Mix)
  11. GoldFFinch – Groove Panda (Original Mix)
  12. GamiBeats – Dump Squad (Mark Starr Remix)
  13. Eyes Everywhere – Lot Lizard (GamiBeats Remix)
  14. Mark Starr – Mortem (Mark Spence & Pete Graham Remix)

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FUNNY: EDM Menu Items: Your Favorite DJs As Food (Part 2) [PICTURES]

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TODAY’S SPECIALS ARE:

We’re back with another edition of EDM Foods!! Hot off the grill are some of your favorite DJs, and they are ready to fill your bellies. Take a ponder through our menu and be sure to share your favorite ones with your friends. Sorry if you have the munchies. DISCLAIMER: We know the art is basic, if you can do better, hit us up and you can be the artist on our next edition of EDM Menu Items: Your Favorite DJs As Food! DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT PART 1 HERE ALSO!

RAMEN Van Buuren:

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FlosstradaMUSTARD:

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TiesTORTELLINI:

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ALMOND Van Helden:

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BREADinski:

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And GesaFALAFALstein:

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Busy PEA:

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Maya Jane COLESLAW:

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TERIYAKeys N Krates:

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PORTERHOUSE Robinson:

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Steve AoQUICHE:

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PB & J Phlip:

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AviCHEESE:

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PEPPER JACK Beats:

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Alvin BISQUE:

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Baauer KRAUT:

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MinneSODA:

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See more EDM Foods in our PART 1 article here!!! ENJOY!!!!!

FESTY NEWS: Pass The Good Festival Rages Florida In Under Two Weeks (Curated Music’s Top 5 Must-See Acts)

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PASS THE GOOD FESTIVAL UNDER TWO WEEKS AWAY:

 

Way down in the Florida panhandle lays a hidden gem; Pensacola’s Pass the Good Festival. This year marks the third installment of the fundraising-based music, art, and camping festival. Held on 32 beautiful acres from Aug 1-3, PTG features over 50 bands and producers including headliners An-Ten-Nae, Zoogma, Wick-it the Instagator, Vibesquad, & Run DMT and with $85 for a full weekend pass, who couldn’t make the trip to sunny Florida worth it? Incase you find yourself indecisive, take a look at our 5 “Must See” acts of Pass the Good 2014…and then say yes.

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1) Skytree

Fresh off his newly acclaimed album Cirrus Sapiens, displaced Colorado resident and producer Skytree will be holding down his intellectual style of electronic music, weaving textured electronic pads with unconventional samples and song-structure. It’s a treat to have him in the area and an absolute must-see.

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2) The Nadis Warriors

Coming in from Austin, TX, The Nadis Warriors bring an exceptional live element to the festival with their trance-rock/fusion style. This “live-tronic” group features a rotating cast of players anchored by multi-instrumentalists Matt Cain and Jared Ingebretson. Expect some tracks from their new album “Re:Birth” along with a whole lot of expert improv.

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3) Spankalicious

Don’t attempt to categorize Spankalicious. With songs that blend trap, funk, world, and electro into one combination, it would hurt your brain to try. This summer has taken the Cincinnati resident from coast to coast and everywhere in between performing at Wakarusa, Sonic Bloom, and Rootwire all while launching his own record label, ThazDope Records.

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4) Skymatic

Phil Ross and Hannah Wilder make up this duo from Atlanta. Featuring production, guitar, and violin, Skymatic adds an organic feel to their electronic grooves that blend effortlessly into something fresh and new. They’ve been on a roll this year and are coming in hot.

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5) Jacksonville Up & Comers

This one is not one band. It is multiple. Looking through the roster, only one city has more acts coming in to the festival besides Pensacola itself and that’s Jacksonville. With a rising music scene at home, these acts are primed and ready to dominate the weekend. Hometown heroes S.P.O.R.E., Lucky Costello, Sir Charles, and Monozygotik will all be featured this weekend and all bring something unique and different to the table standing leagues above their heights on the line-up poster.

PASS THE GOOD FOR THE GOOD:

In addition to the stellar musical acts, Pass The Good is also about the community. For a third year in a row PTG will be donating 50% of the proceeds from the fest to Manna Food Pantries of Pensacola who feeds over 42,000 families on the Gulf Coast every year. This is a great festival for a great cause at an extremely affordable price. Curated Music will be in the house all weekend so be sure to check back with us for all the coverage.

WRITTEN BY: Ryan Tinney

 

NEW TUNE: Baauer “Clang”

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NEW BAAUER HIT:

Brooklyn based Producer/DJ Baauer is back on the scene with a new song entitled: “Clang”. Using ‘body percussion’ samples from German artist Buedi Siebert, Baauer manages to create a bouncy, bass heavy tune. This one is sure to get your head bobbing.

Listen to Baauer – “Clang”:

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NEW MIX: Benzi – Get Right Radio Mix (Summer 2014 Edition) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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TWRK fans rejoice! New music is here from Benzi. This time with a mix that’s sure to light up your summer. Starting off with that annoying damn Wiggle song that I hate that I love. Benzi rips through some summer hits, classics, & edm favorites. Oh, and you can download it. FO FREE!

LISTEN & DOWNLOAD Benzi – Get Right Radio Mix:

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Written by: MONIKER

NEW TUNE: Marvel Years Releases Two Unreleased Tracks From 2013 (FREE Download)

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2013 UNRELEASED TUNES FROM MARVEL YEARS:

If you’re not familiar with Marvel Years out of Burlington, VT yet then, frankly, I’m not sure what you’re doing on our site. 

But that’s okay! You’re in the right place. We’re here to help you. The dude’s been blowin’ up for the last couple years, earning praise for electro-funk-hop driven tunes in the realm of Griz, Menert, and Pretty Lights Fam fame. Just the other day he made a couple previously unreleased tracks available for free download. One of them, “Whistle and Bump,” containing a verse from Dre’s “Nuthin But A G Thang” particularly caught my ear because… well… just listen. Those horns, am I right!?
Give him a listen and check him out on tour with The Floozies this Summer. A match made in hype-hop heaven if you ask me

LISTEN & DOWNLOAD: Marvel Years ’2013 Unreleased Tracks’:

Written by: Mike Mauger

FESTY NEWS: Our 6 Favorite Acts At Forecastle Festival 2014

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OUR FORECASTLE FESTIVAL 2014 FAVORITES:

Located on Kentucky’s Waterfront Park, Forecastle has brought countless big name artists such as Girl Talk, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Z-Trip, RJD2 and many others over the past years. It’s reported an annual attendance of roughly 75,000, and the festival has rapidly expanded ever since it’s debut in 2002. Along with attracting hundreds of local, regional and national artists Forecastle also provides a meeting ground for non-profit organizations and top-notch eats.

Before you take your first step into Louisville this Friday to chase down the sound, world-class BBQ and bourbon, make sure to join us on this write-up on some of the artists you shouldn’t miss during your adventures this year:

Mim0sa / Oakland, California (Friday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm @ Ocean Stage)

Hip-hop, Dubstep, Soul and an overall unique sound is what’s going to get thrown down from veteran producer Mim0sa. A performer with a lengthy list of of massive performances at legendary festivals – (Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Global Dance Fest @ Red Rocks) Mim0sa’s sound will always stand out against your run of the mill 1-2-3 jump DJ’s. Make sure to catch his set early on Friday. FB / TWITTER

Flume / Sydney, Australia (Sunday 8:45pm – 9:45pm @ Ocean Stage)

Although you won’t find any kangaroos (well, at least that’s what we think) in Louisville you will get the chance to see legendary producer Flume. Critically acclaimed and well received around the world, Flume’s story has evolved from his bedroom to some of the world’s most premier festivals. FB / TWITTER

KYGO / Fana Bergen, Norway (Saturday 6:30pm – 7:30pm @Ocean Stage)

As one of the younger faces on the scene, Kygo clocks in at the ripe age of 22 and has already accomplished more than most people twice his age. Like many popular DJ’s KYGO began his career by remixing popular tracks. However, unlike many artists he was able to gain the attention of Chris Martain (Coldplay) to create an official remix and racked up millions upon millions of views (50+ million combined) on Soundcloud & Youtube. Make sure to catch this young producer early in his career! FB / TWITTER

Chrome Sparks / Brooklyn, New York (Sunday, 3:45pm – 4:30pm @ Ocean Stage)

Representing the east coast of the United States Chrome Sparks, aka Jeremy Malvin is a relatively new performer in the electronic dance genre. After going to School for music in the University of Michigan, Malvin toured as a drummer for several bands, gaining performance experience along the way. Today as Chrome Sparks you can expect chill vibes, interesting woven tracks. FB / TWITTER

Claude Vonstroke / Detroit, Michigan (Sunday, 5:15pm – 6:15pm @ Ocean Stage)

Straight from the hometown of Techno itself, Claude Vonstroke is a House music icon. Picking the scene up in 2003, Barclay Crenshaw is often looked up to in the underground dance scene as a shining example of how to do things right. Along with his record labels dirtybird and Mothership, Vonstroke continues to produce timeless house anthems that are well played out across the world. FB / TWITTER

Nightmares on Wax / Leeds, England (6:30pm – 7:30pm @ Ocean Stage)

Hailing from across the pond via Leeds, England, ‘Nightmares on Wax’ is an act you won’t want to skip. Anyone that’s been in the game for 25+ years should be held as a reminder of the depth, history and variety electronic dance music brings. Expect a set jam-packed with funk, hip-hop, house, electro and plenty of more groovy surprises.  FB / TWITTER

So in conclusion, DO NOT LEAVE the Ocean Stage! See you in Kentucky tonight!!

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Written by Alex VanDerStuyf

NEW TUNE: Treasure Fingers – “Honey Dip” (Join Team Treasure For FREE Download)

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Damn, Treasure Fingers never fails to create a guaranteed dancefloor packer. This one, a tribute to fat asses, entitled “Honey Dip”, features a ghetto vibe  along with a perfect sample. The booty shaking tune is FREE to all who sign up for Team Treasure, so get on it and see you on the dancefloor!

LISTEN & DOWNLOAD: Treasure Fingers – “Honey Dip”:

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