Florence rules the world.
Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Mix) – M83
I love Benny Benassi’s house version of the classic oldies hit California Dreaming by the Mamas & The Papas. For those about to rave on NYE, I salute you! White Wonderland countdown: 2 days.
HARD X Mouth Taped Shut was a secret event held over the past month in several big cities including London, San Francisco, New York City, Stockholm, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Headliners such as Major Lazer (SF), Sebastian Ingrosso (Chicago), Groove Armada/Madeon (London), Miike Snow/Chase&Status/Noisia (Stockholm), and Bloody Beetroots (NYC) weren’t announced until a few days before the event, offering fans who had RSVP’d through e-mail free tickets to the event. I found out on Friday the e-mail list wasn’t being checked and anyone 18+ could basically go and pick up a free ticket until they ran out. I couldn’t make it to the ticket office on Friday night, so I woke up Saturday morning and decided to test my luck. I drove to the Palladium box office and stood in line for a few minutes. As we approached the Security guys who were checking our IDs, I saw that the tickets were running out by the second. I panicked, quickly gave him my ID, and got handed (I kid you not) the LAST TICKET !!! I couldn’t believe my luck. I must have really good karma, because ladies & gentlemen I saw Proxy, James Murphy, and Deadmau5 that night… FO’ FREE.
OFFICIAL UPDATE 12/4: White Wonderland New Years Eve will feature Kaskade, Benny Benassi, Paul Van Dyk, & Diplo. New Years Day will feature Steve Angello, AN21, Max Vangeli, & Thomas Gold. It will be located at the Anaheim Convention Center. One day tickets are going for around $80 at whitewonderland.com.
Rumors are abuzz about Insomniac’s New Years Eve event, White Wonderland, which is to be held in place of their usual Together As One New Years’ Festival in Los Angeles. So far, I have heard the event is 21+, the attire is to be all white, and it will be held at a location about 30 minutes from downtown Los Angeles (after the controversy from last year the LA Sports Arena & Coliseum are no longer doing business with Insomniac Events or holding electronic music festivals at their venues). My guess is the Home Depot Center in Carson, which was the last stop for Tiesto’s College Invasion Tour. According to Sempersonic, the event is merging with Big Time, which was to be held at the Shrine Auditorium. Big Time tickets will be refunded to those who choose not to attend White Wonderland and those who are under 21. White Wonderland will likely include large acts such as Dada Life and Benny Benassi, and rumors of 1 or more of the Swedish House Mafia trio [Axwell//Sebastian Ingrosso//Steve Angello] and Hardwell have been circulating.
But a pat on the back to Insomniac’s founder, Pasqualle Rotella, for getting the idea from Sensation White, an all-white festival held most recently in Barcelona, originating in Amsterdam. Also props for milking the “Wonderland” theme [Escape from Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland...], apparently associating everything they can with Alice In Wonderland = cash monayyy $$$$$. RaVe oR DiE 4eVeR&EvEr. Be on the lookout for updates and official lineup information coming soon.
Check out this amazing HD video that my friends over at Project M80 created for Tiesto’s recent College Invasion Tour. I attended the one in Carson but this one captures the spirit, color, & happiness of Tiesto & his tour at Avila Beach, on the coast of Southern California.
Today it is Thursday, then Friday comes afterwards. (oh God did I just quote Rebecca Black?) I don’t know about you but I’m ready for the weekend. Here’s a 5-song mini mix with funky, housey club tunes to pump you up for tomorrow, and get you through the end of the week.
We don’t sleep when the sun goes down/ We don’t waste no precious time.
Ready For The Weekend Mini Mix #1:
(click links to download)
1. Rad Anthem – The Rad Omen
Who knew-la vista?
Identity Festival is winding down and I was lucky enough to snag a $20 ticket a while ago when Skullcandy had their $20 for 20 hours deal. With artists like Le Castle Vania, Booka Shade, Datsik, Afrojack, Nero, Kaskade, and Pretty Lights, I think I can go out on a limb and say I got some bang for my buck.
The production company, Skullcandy, has pulled off the first-ever touring strictly electronic music festival in the United States. ID Fest was held in over 20 cities, including Charlotte, Atlanta, Tampa, Dallas, Alberquerque, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. A cool detail that I noticed when browsing the website and also the decor for the mainstage was their creation of unique logos for each city. They each personified a symbol representing the city, like an apple for New York, a cowboy hat for Dallas, a cactus for Alberquerque, the Golden Gate Bridge for SF, and an ocean wave for SD.
I could see myself doing some crazy possessed demonic dance moves with my body to this song that would leave me unable to move the next day. This must be what it’s like to kill zombies. Monster track.
Viol (Original Mix) – Gesaffelstein
I honestly can never get enough Avicii. I’m surprised that I haven’t posted this earlier, here’s his killer club dance remix of Robyn’s Hang With Me.