As we wrap up the biggest summer festival season North America has ever seen, we start to prepare for some of the most exciting New Year Eve events to bring an end to 2014 in the best way imaginable. SnowGlobe, a music festival taking place in the gorgeous setting of Lake Tahoe, California is set to return for its 4th year. This year is easily going to be the biggest year the festival will have seen to date, largely thanks to the unreal lineup they have curated.
From headliners Skrillex, Flume, Disclosure (DJ Set), Porter Robinson (Live) and Zedd, to the top level acts like legendary underground hip-hop duo Atmosphere and DJs Flux Pavilion and Odesza help set the tone of the festival. Live acts Phantogram, Cherub, Emancipator Ensemble and The Floozies will help to mix things up while Bro Safari, Justin Martin, Thomas Jack, Trippy Turtle, Branchez, Djemba Djemba, Party Favor, Le Youth, J. Philp and Slaptop will help keep the DJ presence high.
This will be commencing over the December 29th – 31st weekend, and from attending years pasts, this is not one you should miss out on. Tickets for the weekend just went on sale and are available for purchase via SnowGlobe's website now.
Atlanta based producer Must Die! has been hard at work on his debut album and has been exploring a variety of genres outside the extra heavy bass stylings he is known for. Today we have the premiere of the full stream of the song "Together" from the upcoming album Death & Magic. The song is a change of pace for Must Die! sounding like a trap anthem from space. Listen to the premiere below and pre-order your copy of the album ahead of it's release on OWSLA next Tuesday. Enjoy!
Must Die! – Together | Pre-Order
TomorrowWorld is the American expansion of the most buzzed festival of the year, TomorrowLand, and we couldn’t be any more excited for it to kick off in less than a week. On top of the Disney World like production and atmosphere, the amazing location in Chattahoochee Hills, GA (right outside of Atlanta) combined with this festival lineup makes TomorrrowWorld one for the books. It’s great how the festival manages to accommodate for the majority of the house world throughout the weekend. Festivalgoers are able to see everything from the progressive main stage end of the spectrum to tech and deep house grooves, as well as some of the finest ambassadors of the bass and trap worlds along with both hardstyle and trance getting some love.
Well with the festival packing in over 150 acts throughout the weekend, we thought throwing together a "Top 10" list of acts you can't miss just wouldn't do it justice. So we've spent a seemingly endless amount of time assembling the essential guide of Top 21 acts you cannot miss while attending TomorrowWorld.
One of the most equally exciting and unique acts in electronic music, Dillon Francis, is set to have one of the biggest sets of the entire weekend. Recently teasing us with some massive new anthems from his upcoming debut studio album set to release next month, we can hopefully expect to hear more new cuts from the much anticipated record. It also helps that he has a pretty consistent track record of completely destroying crowds at every festival he makes an appearance at. Missing this set will be one of the only things you can regret during this eventful weekend.
"Mad Decent Stage" from 9:00pm – 10:30pm on Saturday
The man responsible for making "twerk" apart of our modern society on top of endless hit records, headlining too many festivals to count, Diplo is easily one of the hottest acts at TomorrowWorld. As he goes up against all of the other top global house acts he is guaranteed to bring out all the guns and will be a set you really shouldn't go without.
“Mad Decent Stage” from 10:30pm – 12:00am on Saturday
The global icon for bass music, grammy award winning Skrillex, is an act you should always make sure to observe. His debut artist album, Recess, saw massive success this year as the DJ showcased various new styles and expanded his sound to a far wider scale. Having a strong techno and electro influence, thanks in part to his Dog Blood collaborator Boys Noize, has only brought an even more exciting edge to his always changing style. Hopefully he has brought out his visually stunning spaceship, but either way you won’t want to miss out on this set.
"TomorrowWorld Mainstage" from 11:30pm – 1:00am on Saturday
French trendsetter Tchami has been turning heads with his unique, high energy style of dance music he is calling “Future House”. If turning out multiple successful singles and remixes wasn’t enough, the man is a beast behind the decks. He seems to always show up dressed as a priest which makes sense considering his sets are quite religious. Catching his set is sure to be a quite the highlight for all that do.
"Mythical Frames Stage" from 5:30pm – 7:00pm on Friday
Well if being chosen to replace headliner Avicii on mainstage wasn’t a big enough statement, we must further emphasize that this is without a doubt one of the top acts you need to see at TW this year. The exploding Norwegian producer DJ will be bringing his Tropical House sound for a change of pace from the typical main stage acts. This is going to be a turning point for not only Kygo’s career, but hopefully a jumpstart on including more diverse styles on the main stages at festivals of this magnitude!
“TomorrowWorld Mainstage” from 7:15pm – 8:15pm on Friday
The king of bass music has made his mark as one of the top ticket selling acts in the country over the past 10+ years. Bassnectar just released a brand new album Wild! which we can expect to hear live for our first times. He is guaranteed to give you the proper bass assault to your ears that will have you feeling it throughout the whole weekend.
"Mythical Frames Stage" from 11:30am – 1:00pm on Friday
The renegade of funk and soul otherwise known as GRiZ is one of those acts that truly exemplifies the phrase “you need to see it live” as the producer is much more than a DJ, but instead a true live musician. He plays live with a saxaphone and midi controller to truly connect with the audience on a deeper level than traditional producers are able. On top of being a TSIS longtime favorite, he is a guaranteed highlight for all the festival attendees who manage to catch his set!
“Mythical Frames Stage” from 7:00 – 8:30 on Friday
This Canadian duo has become one of the most powerful figures in the bass world due to their mixture of an endless supply of flawless production and even more impressive live shows. They always manage to string together the perfect blend of genres while maintaining a certain melodic quality to contrast the dark edge they posses. There is a reason these guys have only continued to grow, and you should experience it first hand if at all possible.
"Mythical Frames Stage" from 10:00pm – 11:30 pm on Friday
The UK to LA transplanted DJ Mat Zo has no fear of any style as he has been successfully turning out productions ranging from Trance and Electro all the way to Drum & Bass and everything in between. His successful debut studio album packed a different style on every single track. This same mentality of utilizing diverse styles is apparent when approaching his live set as he leaves no genre unturned for an experience that wouldn’t be wise to miss out on.
"TomorrowWorld Mainstage" from 5:00pm – 6:15pm on Friday
Montreal producer / DJ Snails is one of the most exciting things in bass music today. Receiving support from just about everyone ranging from Skrillex to Diplo and everyone in between, SNAILS is in the midst of his first run of US shows ever, and his set will be one for the books. His Snailed It mixtape was literally completely full of unreleased music, and he has made it clear that is how he crafts his live sets as well. You can expect to hear an endless amount of unreleased music, and to get be thoroughly blown away by this star act.
"All Your Bass Are Belong To Us Stage" from 4:00pm – 5:00pm on Sunday
Jamie Jones, one of the UK's most acclaimed underground house icons, is quite the refreshing glass of styles you must catch this weekend. The founder of the influential Hot Creations label has a library of music most couldn’t even dream of. He will bring his pool party vibes blending deep and tech house to make TomorrowWorld groove in a whole new dimension. He attracts a crowd that is ready to get sweaty and dance like no other, and that’s exactly what will be going down this weekend.
“Pete Tong All Gone Stage” from 11:00pm – 1:00am on Saturday
Ain’t no party like a Bro Safari party, because a Bro Safari party gets wild as f**k. But for real, the amount of madness that goes down at every set from this guy is one for the books. He is guaranteed to flawlessly mix through an unheard amount of diverse bass anthem. Get ready for quite the high energy ride!
“All Your Bass Are Belong To Us Stage” from 9:00pm – 10:00pm on Sunday
Founder of the insanely influential bass infused tech house label Dirtybird Records, Claude Von Stroke is a DJ that knows how to work a crowd. He is sure to impress with a nonstop flow of tech and deep house gems produced by both himself and his fellow label mates. You will find yourself unable to resist the urge to groove and get down to his set that is sure to be one to remember.
“Pete Tong All Gone Stage” from 6:00pm – 7:30pm on Saturday
A TSIS favorite we have been supporting since his bootleg mashup days, 3LAU, has become one of the hottest and most exciting figures in the Progressive and Electro house worlds to watch grow. On top of playing out too many clubs and festivals to count, 3LAU has done collaborations with both Tiesto and Dash Berlin. Thanks to his early days of being a mashup expert, his live sets are very exclusive and full of a nonstop flurry of custom unreleased bootlegs that will keep you on your toes. This set will surely be something you shouldn’t miss out on!
"Dim Mak Stage" from 6:30pm – 7:15pm on Sunday
The next house star to explode out of the Netherlands is Oliver Heldens, the man pushing the new “Future House” genre alongside artists like Tchami. Stemming from the deep side of house music, Oliver Heldens has certainly made his mark this year including multiple #1 Beatport hits like “Gecko / Overdrive” and “Koala” among many more. This Dutch producer has broken into the international festival circuit; making it hard to not be aware of the young producer / DJ as he is guaranteed to have a must-see set over the weekend. Enjoy!
"TomorrowWorld Mainstage" from 2:00pm – 3:00pm on Sunday
Brillz signature “twonk” montra will be on display in full force as the trap and bass heavyweight will have breaking all types of rules during his set. His endless amount of massive remixes and originals on top of his Twonk clothing brand has organically formed a very loyal fanbase that will be in full force at this set!
“It’s A Trap Stage" from 10:00pm – 11:00pm on Friday
Fools Gold records founder, legendary turntablist, and one half of supergroup Duck Sauce will be sure to amaze this weekend. The producer and DJ is one of the top skilled producers in the world who always amazes with his traditional live mixing skills that unfortunately the majority of DJs don’t have. You’ll be sure to hear tons of Fool’s Gold gems including hits from Duck Sauce and his new collective, Low Pro’s.
“Mythical Frames Stage” from 8:30pm – 10:00pm on Friday
The man literally responsible for the “Festival Trap” genre will be in his natural habitat this weekend and ready to shut down the largest of crowds as he makes a main stage appearance. With his latest single “Bricks” helping the artist see an ever greater level of success, the masses will gather to see a set for the books. With a track record of bringing out special guests like Tiesto and Waka Flocka, we can only expect some surprises for his guaranteed high energy live set.
"TomorrowWorld Mainstage" from 5:00pm – 6:15pm on Sunday
The Canada to LA duo DVBBS first exploded onto the scene with their hit Tsunami, which became the unofficial anthem of the Belgian TomorrowLand festival last year as almost every DJ played the hit tune. They have become familiar faces with the festival family and are set to have a very large set. The energy this duo possesses live outshines the majority of the DJs on this lineup by a long shot, so make sure to check it out!
"Dim Mak Stage" from 7:15pm – 8:00pm on Sunday
For LA based duo Slander “exploding” is quite the understatement as they have climbed endless ranks over the past 6 months. This is thanks to a solid stream of what they are calling “Heaven Trap” remixes that have been causing the start of a movement. They got offered a last minute slot to fill in for Nicky Romero at Nocturnal Wonderland on mainstage, and they absolutely crushed it as they proved how capable they are of shutting down festival stages. While their set is early, it is sure to be very impressive and another not to miss!
“It’s A Trap Stage” from 2:00pm – 3:00pm on Friday
Keys N Krates
Another one of the very few acts at the festival with any true live component, Toronto based trio Keys N Krates are guaranteed to bring a live element you will be craving in the sea of DJs. With live drums and keyboards on top of DJing, they bring a unique hybrid full of trap, hip-hop, and other styles for an experience that is very live.
"Dim Mak Stage" from 8:00pm – 8:45pm on Sunday
Photo: Tony Colusardo
Say hello to fresh new producer JumoDaddy all the way out of Budapest, Hungary as we bring you his latest anthem "White Horse". Skrillex just recently played out his song Black Horse in his Sirius private set that we featured last week. It is a gritty bass anthem that blends trap, dubstep, drum & bass and some shades of electro for quite the banger to get you moving. This is apart of the 2 song 4 Horses EP that has just been released through the always impressive bass label Play Me Records. Listen to the premier below and pick up your copy via Beatport. Enjoy!
JumoDaddy – White Horse | Beatport
The super group that's created a massive storm of excitement throughout the music industry is set to ring in the New Year in style as Diplo and Skrillex are scheduled to perform as Jack U once again!
The duo's individual careers have blossomed before our very eyes over the last few years with countless single releases, albums, and worldwide tours propelling their status as two of dance music's elite producers. A natural friendship grew over a mutual respect for each others talents and paved the way for the creation of Jack U, who just debuted their first official single "Take U There" on prestigious radio MC Zane Lowe's BBC radio program.
They two will descend upon the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City and will deliver independent performances along with a special set as Jack U. Though supporting acts are yet to be named, we can guaranteed anyone commissioned to open before Skrillex and Diplo take the stage is going to further add to this massive show. Tickets for the general public go on sale this Friday, September 19th at 12pm EST, but if you happen to be an American Express Card Member you can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, September 16th at 10am EST.
The much anticipated Jack U duo that has kept us patiently (or impatiently) waiting for some material has unveiled a new track for us. Skrillex and Diplo are superstar producers who have teased their collaboration for some time now, and delivered their second track at Burning Man last week. This video incudes both Jack U songs that we've heard with the new one starting at aroung the 3:30 mark.
This new tune "To U" featuring vocals from AlunaGeorge melds the styles from both producers as each of their sounds come through individually, but their efforts work together to create a unique sound different from either of their typical solo releases. This new tune utilizes Rustie-style slashing synths alongside sexy, energetic female vocals.
There was a lot of buzz around Burning Man this past week including rumors that Skrillex and Diplo were booed off stage. Diplo was upset about these false rumors and released an extended tweet, part of which is below. Read Diplo's entire statement here.
…Everyone on stage had a fun moment when we played a few tunes as we were Just killing time while the next dj was setting up.. We weren't kicked off or booed .. Jus wrapped our set up with an inside joke … And of all the stories to come out after an amazing week… This is pretty tabloidish that's not what burningman is about.. Everything we did there was good fun and all the people that attended knows it..
Jack U – Buring Man 2014 | Video Stream
Tastemaker producer / DJ Skrillex is never one to stop coming up with new ways to entertain his massive following and last night in NYC, he brought together a few select guests at the intimate Slipper Room venue to witness a special set of tracks played by Sonny. The mix was broadcasted worldwide via SiriusXM Electric Area station and fans who were there or tuned in were able to hear a slew of new songs ranging from a load of his unreleased collaborations with Diplo as supergroup Jack U, a killer mashup of Recess with JumoDaddy's "Blackhorse", an unknown remix of Must Die’s “Hellcat”, a new track from Rell the Soundbender titled "Dome Shot" and more. Skrillex, manages to keep everyone thoroughly entertained as he switches in and out of genres with ease. We will keep you posted on official details on all the tracks in the mix, but in the mean time you can stream the mix in full below and above all… Enjoy!
Skrillex – Live @ Slipper Room NYC | Stream Only
DJ / Producer Skrillex has proven himself a huge tastemaker and relative bass ambassador in the EDM world with platinum record selling productions from himself and releasing other artists music on his record label OWSLA. Today he continues to showcase his tastemaking abilities even more as a newly created playlist on Sonny's Soundcloud titled "Skrillex Selects" (similar to Diplo's "Diplo Approved" channel) with tracks including Dillon Francis new single "I Can't Take It", Banks "Goddess", recent TSIS premiere of Must Die! "Hellcat" and more. Skrillex's selection appears to be tracks that he has been feeling lately and doesn't stick to any particular genre. We hope to see more artists follow in this fashion as it is a key tool for smaller artist's music to be heard by the masses. Listen to the playlist below and most of all…Enjoy
Skrillex – Skrillex Selects Playlist
It is no surprise at all that Red Rocks Amphitheater is one of our favorite venues across the globe, the outdoor venue that lays right in the middle of two huge mountains right outside of Denver in Morrison, Colorado. Well Skrillex took over the iconic venue for a two night blowout featuring DJ Snake, RL Grime, Jack Beats, What So Not, Vindata among many others this summer and actually streamed the performance when it happened. Skrillex has put up the full video of his performance at the legendary venue for everyone to enjoy the memorable night. Watch below and enjoy!
Skrillex – Red Rocks 2104 Set (Official Video)
Diplo and Skrillex destroyed the internet a few months back with the announcement of their collabroative new project Jack U, which now his it's own Facebook and Soundcloud pages and couldn't be anymore real of a project. They have already shut down Ultra Music Festival and Hard Summer among others this year, and have been previewing out some brand new original material. Today we get a live recording of their first single "Take U There" featuring UK exploding singer Kiesza. The anthem in the making blends both artists styles, this one leaning on the Diplo side of things. Preview the single as Jack U has just uploaded below and look out for more info on their upcoming collaborative releases. Listen below and enjoy!
Jack U ( Skrillex & Diplo) – Take You There feat. Kiesza (Live Version) | Stream Only
Turn the speakers all the way up and kiss your eardrums goodbye thanks to the debut single from Atlanta transplant and OWSLA / Never Say Die producer Must Die! and his highly anticipated upcoming album Death and Magic. His first release off the new album is the single "Hellcat", a track which many of you have heard being played out from the likes of Skrillex, Dillon Francis and many other over the past few months. The anthem starts off with a thumping eletro pattern that builds up the anticipation before a frenzy of wonky bass kicks and gritty synths hits take this to a whole new level of turning up. This exclusive TSIS premiere is available to stream below and be sure to grab a free download of "Hellcat" below as you pre-order his debut album Death & Magic LP out on OWSLA Sept 30th. Enjoy
Must Die! – Hellcat | Pre-order on iTunes
With a name synonymous for bringing electronic music to the forefront of our culture and society, Skrillex continues to propel his music and overall brand into newfound territory throughout 2014. As he prepares for another stint on the road this coming fall, the iconic producer and DJ delivers an official tour recap video of the highly successful Mothership Tour that brought together Mad Decent artists Dillion Francis and DJ Snake along with OWSLA recruits Milo & Otis and What So Not for a remarkable journey across the United States this past spring / summer. Highlights include Dillon Francis getting PLUR with fans, the group showcasing their various dance skills, and of course many top notch shots of the guys performing in-front of sold out crowds! Steam the video below and be sure to check out the fall tour dates here! Enjoy
Skrillex – Mothership Tour US 2014 Video Recap
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