It’s already been the summer of Boys Noize. With a huge celebration of 10 years of Boys Noize Records, as well as a slew of hot release, Boys Noize has been dominating the techno scene this year. Following a drop with Tiga last week, the tech lord is back with the first single from his upcoming album, Strictly Raw Vol. 1which drops on vinyl on May 29th and digitally on June 19th. “Cerebral” is a collab with Pilo and it’s dark, deep, and ready for the dancefloor. Have a listen for yourself and make sure to catch Boys Noize ruling this year all around the globe!
More about Strictly Raw Vol. 1 from Boys Noize:
“The idea of the Strictly Raw Vol 1. release is to take 1 drumachine + 1 or 2 synths and make a track with it. Over the last years friends came in and out of my studio and sometimes we end up jaming on my machines. Since it’s #BNR10YR I wanted to collect the good ones and put them all together and there is some serious magic going on As a DJ you always look out for these timeless house or techno music and here are 9 tracks that go from breaks to techno to acid to classic house, all analog, all strictly raw !!”
Listen to Boys Noize & Pilo – “Cerebral” on Soundcloud:
Just when I successfully got this track out of my head, The Knocks go and slam dunk it right back in with their new bootleg of Jack U and Justin Bieber’s “Where Are U Now” available for free download as part of The Knocks Summer Bootleg Series. Putting a very nice sunny vibe on the hit, The Knock’s bootleg is now my favorite version of the popular track. Grab your free download and become a Belieber!
Coming in hot, we have a brand new tune from Flux Pavilion and boy is it a big one. The tune, “International Anthem” features Flux Pavilion’s trademark heavy bass synths along with the classic chorus vibes from MC Doctor. This one is sure to be the bass track of the Summer. Dropping on May 18th on Circus Records, you can stream the track below.
Waveracer is back with this hot remix of Duke Dumont’s “The Giver” and it’s fantastic. Adding his signature future sounds, Waveracer takes the beautiful track and personalizes it into his own. Have a listen and enjoy!
Listen to Duke Dumont – “The Giver” (Reprise) [Wave Racer Remix] on Soundcloud:
If you haven’t heard, the most popular festival in the Midwest is completely sold out and for really great reasons. Offering the most unique festival experience around, Electric Forest is a second home to it’s attendees, creating a family culture amongst those lucky enough to score tickets. On top of a fantastic lineup, E Forest has an actual forest that’s packed with lasers, lights, and oddities that will make your eyes pop and head spin. Whether you’re raging away with the thumping music, or you’re hanging a hammock to relax the day away, Electric Forest is on it’s own level of perfection. Oh yeah, and on top of all of this, Bassnectar has returned for 2015!!!
WHERE: Double JJ Ranch, Rothbury, MI WHEN: June 25th – June 28th COST: SOLD OUT! WEBSITE
LINEUP: The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Skrillex, Kaskade, Flume, Big Gigantic, Borgeous, Break Science, Brodinski, Carl Cox, Carnage, Claude Vonstroke, Dam-Funk, Datsik, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Electron, EOTO, Flux Pavilion, Four Tet, G-Eazy, Galactic with Macy Gray, Galantis, Gramatik, Green Velvet, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, John Digweed, Lettuce, Lindsey Stirling, Lotus, Odesza, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Phantogram, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Shpongle, The Motet, Wale, Yonder Mountain String Band, Adam Deitch, Alison Wonderland, American Babies, Autograf, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Borahm Lee, Branx, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, Crizzly, Delhi2Dublin, Delta Spirit, Devon Baldwin, Dixons Violin, Dopapod, Ed Rush & Optical, Everyone Orchestra, Exmag, Flint Eastwood, Freddy Todd, Funk Hunters Feat Chali 2na, Gibbz, Goldfish Goldlink, Goldroom, Haywyre, Illenium, JackLNDN, Jaga Jazzist, Jakubi, Joseph, Jpod, Katie Boeck, Kevin Garrett, Koan Sound, Lafa Taylor, Lido, Life on Planets, Little People, Lyrics Born, Made In Heights, Mako, Marcella Puppini, Marco Benevento, Martyparty, Matoma, Matrixxman, Miami Horror, Midnight Magic, Minnesota, MJ Cole, Motion Potion, Mr Carmack, Mt Eden, Nadus, Nattali Rize & Notis, Nick Monaco, Pan Astral, Peking Duk, Peoples Blues of Richmond, Phutureprimitive, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Russ Liquid, Saeed Younan, Sango, Skylar Spence, Slow Hands, Slow Magic, Snails, SNBRN, Son of Kick, Soul Clap, Superhuman Happiness, Tauk, Teemid, Teengirl Fantasy, The Accidentals, The Fungineers and Bubble Gutter, The Gentleman Callers, The Ragbirds, The Shadowboxers, The Unsheathed, The Werks, Tokimonsta, Trevor Hall, U9lift, Vaski, Vourteque, Wave Racer, Wiwek, Wolf + Lamb, Youjimbo, and more!
Wakarusa has always had a spot in our hearts! From the always outstanding lineups, to the incredible lay of the land on Mulberry Mountain in the Ozarks of Arkansas, the multi-genre festival offers so much more than your average fest. If you’ve yet to check out Wakarusa, 2015 is your year! Check out the info below and head to the Ozarks for Wakarusa this June.
WHERE: Mulberry Mountain, Ozark, Arkansas WHEN: June 4th – June 6th COST: GA Starting at $204 – VIP Starting at $705 WEBSITE
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Major Lazer, The Roots, Thievery Corporation, STS9, Umphrey’s McGee, Slightly Stoopid, Chance The Rapper, Rebelution, Young The Giant, Portugal The Man, Big Gigantic, Dirty Heads, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lotus, Thomas Jack, Matisyahu, Gigantic Underground Conspiracy, Paper Diamond, EOTO, Savoy, Galactic with Macy Gray, Bro Safari, The Floozies, The Devil Makes Three, Ozomatli, Galactic, Quixotic, Collie Buddz, The White Panda, Glass Animals, Boombox, Trigger Hippy, Donavon Fankenreitter, Nahko and Medicine For The People, The Expendables, Dilated Peoples, The Growlers, Moon Taxi, Givers, Reptar, Rustie, Goldfish, Goldroom, Kap Slap, Minnesota, Conspirator, Hermitude, Old 97’s, The Revivalists, Marchfourth!, Chali 2na, Split Lip Rayfield, Jamestown Revival, Judah & The Lion, Rising Appalachia, The Gaslamp Killer, Destructo, Antiserum, Moody Good, Particle, Dopapod, Twiddle, Rob Garza, Trippy Turtle, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Wick-It The Instigator, Kopecky, HoneyHoney, Stick Figure, Nattali Rize & Nots, Quantic, Govinda, Russ Liquid, Janover & Resonator, ProbCause, Lindsay Lowend, JackLNDN, GladKill, The Magic Beans, DirtFoot, Nadus, Greenhouse Lounge, Late Night Radio, Archnemesis, Krooked Drivers, Tauk, The Human Experience, The Mantras, & MANY MORE!
Starting from scratch in 2012, Infrasound has quickly risen to a fan favorite festival in the Midwest. Bringing the best in dubstep, D&B, glitch, and future sounds, Infrasound is a unique festival that offers a very rare camaraderie that most festivals lose in the process of growing. Check out Infrasound at the end of the month in Wisconsin.
WHERE: Black River Falls, WI WHEN: May 28th – May 31st COST: GA Starting at $160 WEBSITE
LINEUP: Tipper, The Opiuo Band, Benga, OTT, Ozric Tentacles, Nodens Ictus, Bluetech, Thriftworks, Youngsta, Truth, Russ Liquid, Bil Bless, Mr Bill, Freddy Todd, The Widdler, & MANY MORE!
We have no problem admitting that our favorite city festival is hands down Movement Electronic Music Festival. The annual celebration of dance music continuously curates the best programming of the Summer, while always finding great ways to bring exciting innovations to their stages and surroundings. This year, we are stunned with the caliber of talent lined up for the Memorial Day bash. It’s not easy to pick our 5 favorites but below, we do just that. Check out the five artists that we don’t think you should miss at Movement:
Somewhat of a Movement tradition, Richie Hawtin has played the festival many times, and this year he will return to the spotlight for what is always a crowd drawing set. The techno lord will not disappoint.
This little lady sure knows her stuff. The British house queen fits right in with the Movement feel, and will definitely be welcomed with a large dancing crowd after a few year hiatus from the fest’s lineup. Maya Jane Coles is back for 2015, and is not to be missed!
Another Movement vet, Hudson Mohawke returns to Hart Plaza for the first time since 2011. Always bringing the most futuristic sounds in the bass world, HudMo is sure to have some new tunes up his sleeve. Get ready to have your mind blown and don’t miss Hudson Mohawke!
2. Tuskegee (Seth Troxler B2B The Martinez Brothers) [Saturday]
Named after their label of the same moniker, Seth Troxler and The Martinez Brothers are teaming up for an extremely special and rare B2B performance. There aren’t very many places more fitting for this set then Movement, and it’s certain to be a big one. Do not miss Tuskegee!
You could have guessed it. Our hometown funk hero, GRiZ returns to the Movement stage for a mighty performance. Having recently released his Say It Loud album, GRiZ is full of new material ready to unleash on a starry eyed Movement crowd. Catch GRiZ and thank us later!
DJ Snoopadelic (Monday), Dog Blood (Sunday), MK (Monday), Nicole Moudaber (Monday), Eats Everything (Saturday), and basically every artist on the Movement lineup, so good luck scheduling your days!
For those at the edge of their seats awaiting the next move from the widely loved Camp Bisco, can finally rejoice with the recent announcement of the festival’s move to Scranton, PA to the beautiful Montage Mountain. After a year hiatus, it’s great to see the Disco Biscuits and MCP brainchild revived into what is evidently the biggest year yet for the fest. Tickets are on sale now, so get them before their gone. We hope to see you in Pennsylvania this July!
WHERE: Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA WHEN: July 16th-July 18th COST: GA Starting at $135.50 – VIP Starting at $490.50 WEBSITE
The Disco Biscuits, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, STS9, Big Gigantic, Atmosphere, Tipper, Cherub, Classixx, Emancipator Duo, Flatbush Zombies, Goldroom, Holy Ghost, ILOVEMAKONNEN, Jauz, Kill The Noise, Lido, Manic Focus, Matoma, Mr Carmack, OTT, Party Favor, Penguin Prison, Rufus Du Sol, Salva, Slow Magic, Snails, Sound Remedy, Sweater Beats, The Floozies, The Motet, Trippy Turtle, Ape Drums, Exmag, Filibusta, Freddy Todd, Ghastly, Haywyre, Herobust, Horizon Wireless, JackLNDN, Justin Jay, Louis Futon, Moon Hooch, Of The Tree, Option4, Reptar, Solidisco, The Magic Beans, Trollphace, Wyllys, MORE TBA!
Oh lawd, here is easily one of our favorite Diplo & Friends mixes yet. It’s the homies Two Fresh and they come in strong on this one. The BBC Radio 1Xtra show hosted by the one and only Diplo, is known for exposing listeners to great new sounds, and they’re following suit by bringing Two Fresh to the airwaves. A buff blend of hip-hop, rap, trap, and tripped out electronica, Two Fresh has been fine tuning their sounds into the futuristic and unique aesthetics they currently supply. With a hefty tracklist, ranging from Kendrick to Slava and including some really sick originals, the Two Fresh twins brought the fire. Have a listen, grab your free download, and give Two Fresh some love!
Listen & Download: Two Fresh – ‘Diplo & Friends Mix’ on Soundcloud:
Alright – Kendrick Lamar
Random Kush beat- Two Fresh
Gossip Riddim WIP – Falcons
Samir’s Theme (Ape Drums remix) – Debonair
Tallgeese Gundam Edit -Two Fresh
Servin Lean- Gucci Mane ft PeeWee Longway
Drama (Gladiator remix) – Astronomar & Bot
Em City – Two Fresh & Protohype
Shallow – Hoodboi
Bandz – Two Fresh & 7aint
Hold it Down(P.O.P) – 4b
Down on My Luck (Pyramid Juke remix) – Vic Mensa
Chief remix – Gunkst & Sylent Efx
Nebulous – The Underachievers (Prod. by Two Fresh)
Through the Roof (Awe remix) – Hermitude
0 to 9000 – Two Fresh & Forte Bowie
Bump – Swizzymack
Still Here – LION KNGS
Old English (ft. Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs, Asap Ferg) – Salva
Core (Djemba Djemba edit) – RL Grime
Treasure Ft. Zuse – Young Thug
TOTAL 90 – Swick
World Go Crazy – Two-9
Logos (SHANGHAI) – Two Fresh
Want Summo’ – 7aint
Slide in (yah) – Lyndsey Lowend & Jonah Baseball
God in Me ft. Leather Corduroys – Towkio (prod. by Two Fresh)
6 Man – Drake
For the World ft. Njomza – Two Fresh
White Iverson – Postmalone (Prod. by Fki)
No Type (Graves Remix) – Rae Sremmurd
My Dawgs – Two 9
Dying Days ft Bad Cop – Two Fresh
Look at Wrist – Father