Brooklyn was a site to behold this past weekend, for it was the location of a tunnel into a peculiar dimension riddled with all things techno and the subtleties folded in between the tapestry of electronic music. My weekend excursion to New York for the second edition of Time Warp US was nothing short of eye-opening mind stimulation amongst the finest techno one’s ears could possibly commend on American soil. Read more
Toronto, Canada has produced some extraordinary talent when it comes to the underground electronic music scene. Sydney Blu is one of the top female DJ’s in the industry and she has solidified herself as one of the heavy hitters who came up in Toronto nightlife scene. Deadmau5, Carlo Lio, Nathan Barato, Kenny Glasgow and Sydney Blu are just a few of the names that have risen the ranks of top DJ’s while calling Toronto their home. Toronto has provided incredible dance floors for local DJ’s to sharpen their skills at clubs like Coda, The Guvernment (RIP), Film Cafe, X-it, System Soundbar and Comfort Zone (CZ).
We caught up with Sydney Blu to chat about her Canadian roots, musical influences and her latest project, Relentless, which is her first full length EP released on Black Hole Recordings. Sydney Blu’s Relentless is set to launch on July 27th with a huge album release party at Sound Nightclub in Los Angeles for Monday Night Social. Read more
There has been one confirmed death at this years Electric Daisy Carnival (2015) held in Las Vegas. A 24 year old man was confirmed dead and seven more festival goers had to be transported to a local area hospital after day 2 of the 3 day festival. The identity of the man and cause of death are not yet known. The news of the fatality was reported by the Las Vegas Metro Police.
Insomniac released this official statement about the incident:
“We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the man who passed away. The health and safety of our fans is Insomniac’s first priority and we take every measure to create a safe environment,” Insomniac Productions, festival organizers, said in a prepared statement. “While the cause of this tragedy will take some time to determine, we ask that you keep his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers. Tonight and every night, we ask all of our fans to take care of themselves and one another.”
Since the circumstances of the death are not yet known, it is too early to know how this tragedy could have been avoided.
Paxahau‘s Detroit Electronic Music Festival, or as it’s better known – Movement, has come to a close. It was, yet again, an incredible festival. People from all over the world make the pilgrimage to Harts Plaza in Detroit to celebrate Memorial Day with a weekend full of techno. What used to be a desolate city is now becoming a vibrant place as more money flows in to rebuild what used to be the auto capital of the world and of course, the home of Motown. Recently, $30 billion dollars have been invested into Detroit for a trolley system, luxury apartments, and other construction projects. The people of Detroit are so resilient and dedicated to their city. The resurgence of this city is felt from the moment you step foot into downtown.
Attendance for this year’s Movement festival appeared to be up from year’s past. Despite the extremely long lines the first day, techno fans endured and danced like no other to the pounding bass lines of such acts like Catz N Dogz, Dubfire, Paco Osuna, Sian and Stacey Pullen. The lineup at Movement rivals any techno event in the world and this year was no exception! Even DJ’s that are not booked at the festival will still make the trip to Detroit to honor the birthplace of techno. Read more
Hearing protection seems to be a popular theme to start 2015. In the fourth quarter of last year Doppler Labs introduced DUBS Acoustic Filters, an earplug that changes the game when it comes to hearing protection. In an effort to spread their message and service the mass audience of music lovers, Doppler Labs has teamed up with Goldenvoice to distribute a free pair of DUBS earplugs to all attendees at Coachella 2015. Read more
Oxia has established himself as one of the leaders in the French house and techno movement. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Oxia is a seasoned veteran and can look back on many highlights throughout his career. Having released on influential labels like Intec, Saved, and 8bit, and playing epic parties such as Marco Carola’s Music On extravaganza, his music has reached audiences worldwide.
We will be hosting Oxia on Friday, February 20th, and we recently had the opportunity to catch up with the French house ambassador. Here’s our conversation with Oxia. Read more