Said The Sky Stuns Fans With Massive New Live Show (Review)

If you’re a fan of melodic or future inspired sounds, you’ve probably come across Said the Sky at one point or another. With hit tracks like “Darling” and “Book of Us” receiving support from the likes of Porter Robinson, Seven Lions, Vanic and many more, to his hit remix of The Chainsmokers “All We Know,” not to mention his hit collab “Rush Over Me” with Seven Lions and Illenium, the Denver native has impressed us again and again with his ingenious and beautiful sound that is a visceral wave of joy and emotion. Last year, Said the Sky saw a high level of national support as he embarked on the road to support Illenium on his debut headline tour, and now has returned for his own headliner switching from a solely DJ set to a comprehensive live experience you have to see to believe.

Combining his prowess behind a piano with drum pads and two CDJs, Said the Sky presents his beautifully curated live shows that will have you dancing, sobbing and smiling all at the same time. Creating live edits of hits by Porter Robinson, Slow Hours, Lookas, San Holo and more as well as debuting a plethora of unreleased new hits that will have you weak in the knees, Said the Sky holds nothing back as he prepares to show the world the inner workings of his soul. Featuring an incredible visual display with lights, lasers and hyper realistic LED projections, each moment is like seeing a story unfold. Just off his first two dates, including his first sold out headline play at the Bluebird in Denver, the iconic rising star brings out special guests like Illenium and part of the CU Boulder drum line to incorporate a whole new level of live surrealism that cannot be missed.

While no future dates have been planned for his Always Summer tour, details should be well on their way and this is definitely one show you do not want to miss this 2017.

 

Photo by Speedfest

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Source: Said The Sky Stuns Fans With Massive New Live Show (Review)

The Floozies “Your Girlfriend Already Bought Tickets” Tour: Boston Stop

The Floozies embarked on a North American tour this month under the title “Your Girlfriend Already Bought Tickets.” Co-headlining alongside Cherub, The Floozies brought their infamous funk to The House of Blues in Boston last night. I was lucky enough to catch their set which, as always, left me stunned with amazement.

As I walked into the venue, I immediately realized that, indeed, your girlfriend most likely has already bought tickets for the show. I saw hundreds of couples on the dance floor, all of whom were waiting in anticipation for the funk to be delivered. I looked up from the crowd and saw that there were massive trusses littering the stage, adorned with lasers and light fixtures that made me giddy.

As the house lights dimmed for The Floozies’ set, a swarm of people rushed to the front, packing the dance floor without an inch of space to spare. All eyes were on the stage, when suddenly the crowd burst into cheers as the brothers took their respective spots. They were polite and asked how we were doing that night, to which the crowd responded with expected screams and shouts. Without any further hesitation, the duo jumped right into the funk.

Every time I go to a Floozies show, I am always taken aback by the musicianship the duo brings to their craft. Between ripping guitar solos and shredding drums, funk is always created to the wubs of filtered synths and danceable grooves. Their unique blend of live instrumentation and electronic elements keeps me engaged throughout the entire show. While the backing track might be the same, you won’t ever hear the same guitar lick here or the same drum fill there in other sets.

As the night went on, The Floozies began to play a good chunk of unreleased material. As these marvelous new tracks unfolded before the audience, so did the astonishing laser shows in the background. I couldn’t take my eyes off them as they danced around the venue atop the trusses.

The #Floozies are on fuego! Those #lasers too tho @chlo_lion

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It’s safe to say that I will go to every upcoming Floozies show that I can. There are quite a few more stops on their tour, so if your girlfriend hasn’t already bought you tickets, you should definitely snag some while you still can.

Upcoming tour dates:

SAT FEB 18 The Fillmore

Philadelphia, PA

w/ Big Gigantic and Cherub

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SUN FEB 19 PlayStation Theater

New York, NY

w/ Cherub and Probcause

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TUE FEB 21 Higher Ground

South Burlington, VT

w/ Cherub and Freddy Todd

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THU FEB 23 Soundstage

Baltimore, MD

w/ Cherub and Freddy Todd

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FRI FEB 24 The Fillmore

Charlotte, NC

w/ Cherub and Freddy Todd

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SAT FEB 25 The Ritz

Raleigh, NC

w/ Cherub and Freddy Todd

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SUN FEB 26 The Orange Peel

Asheville, NC

w/ Cherub and Freddy Todd

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TUE FEB 28 Music Farm

Charleston, SC

w/ Cherub and Freddy Todd

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WED MAR 1 Music Farm

Charleston, SC

w/ Cherub and Freddy Todd

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THU MAR 2 Georgia Theatre

Athens, GA

w/ Cherub and Freddy Todd

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FRI MAR 3 Georgia Theatre

Athens, GA

w/ Cherub and Freddy Todd

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SAT MAR 4 Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival

Okeechobee, FL

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SAT MAR 11 Buku Music + Art Project

New Orleans, LA

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FRI MAR 17 Fox Theater

Oakland, CA

w/ Lettuce

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SAT APR 1 Fool’s Paradise @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre

St. Augustine, FL

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SAT APR 8 Euphoria Music Festival

Austin, TX

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THU JUN 15 SUN JUN 18 Sonic Bloom

Spanish Peaks Country, CO

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THU JUN 22 SUN JUN 25 Electric Forest Festival

Rothbury, MI

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THU JUN 29 SUN JUL 2 Electric Forest Festival

Rothbury, MI

Featured Photo by Lucas Gregg

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Source: The Floozies “Your Girlfriend Already Bought Tickets” Tour: Boston Stop

Insomniac Unveils Brand New Dedicated Dreamstate Stage To Debut at EDC Las Vegas 2017

The Electric Daisy Carnival community was gifted a special surprise last week when Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac, leaked the news that a never before seen stage will debut at EDC Las Vegas 2017. Insomniac’s dedicated trance brand, Dreamstate, will present quantumVALLEY for three days of the best sounds across the genre. Legendary artists from around the globe will take over the massive structure for the largest stand-alone Dreamstate audience to-date, marking the brand’s fifth EDC hosted appearance and its first journey through all three nights of EDC Las Vegas.

Insomniac’s fastest growing brand, Dreamstate, was introduced in 2015 to thousands of fans at the inaugural SoCal event in San Bernardino, California. Since then, the brand has traveled to six cities in four countries including Australia, Mexico, and the UK, proving trance is anything but dead. Last year, Dreamstate brought a monumental crowd of trance lovers to the circuitGROUNDS stage in Las Vegas, showcasing performances from icons like Paul Oakenfold, Ferry Corsten, Paul van Dyk, Markus Schulz, and Aly & Fila. Previous Dreamstate stage designs, each uniquely different from the other, have raised the festival production bar with visually compelling lasers, futuristic costumed characters and immersive audio environments.

For more information and updates on EDC Las Vegas, follow EDC Las Vegas on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Image: Nathan Doran Photography for Insomniac

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Source: Insomniac Unveils Brand New Dedicated Dreamstate Stage To Debut at EDC Las Vegas 2017

PatrickReza – Choices [Free Download]

Of all the electronic music coming out these days, there’s very little of it that I would describe as “ravey” – it’s just not a word I use all that often. Then again, I hadn’t yet heard PatrickReza’s “Choices.”

Beginning with some heavily distorted pads and moving onto a full-fledged, ADHD drop with swirling synths and frenetic percussion, when this drops, you can expect a full dose of cryo and insane lasers. It goes into a short bridge before once again descending into absolute rave madness.

What “Choices” does so well is in taking popular EDM tropes like the playful synths or the high-pitched vocals and chops and actually making a song out of it, rather than just a “track.” Check it out below and see what I mean:

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Source: PatrickReza – Choices [Free Download]

Deadmau5, Swedish House Mafia, & Others Are Immortalized With Art

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Punk rock has collaged street posters. Jam bands have psychedelic pre-show fliers. EDM is still in the process of defining its own visually artistic reputation. We may have the lasers on lock, but the canvasses are still dry as far as as defining our role in fine art. Regardless, the Peruvian artist Le’Roy is ready to lead the charge in EDM inspired art with his campaign of painting twenty-two of the world’s best DJs which have taken the internet by storm. In an interview with Do Androids Dance, he proclaimed:

“I want to make a huge expo about EDM artwork. I’ll paint 22 of the best DJs from DJ Mag‘s rankings, the ones who get talked about the most in the press, and the ones I knew who were the best electro house and big room that I like.”

Le’Roy‘s rendering of the Swedish House Mafia are as follows:

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Visual art and music production should pair together like peaches off the same vine, so it will be interesting so see what Le’Roy comes up with from his EDM-inspired project. For now, you can check out this video of him drafting a Deadmau5 inspired project:

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Source: Deadmau5, Swedish House Mafia, & Others Are Immortalized With Art

Porter Robinson: The WORLDS Experience [Event Review]

Let it be known what lies beneath is no exaggeration, but simply facts experienced by Pete & Diane from the event known as the Worlds Tour

No one puts on a performance like Porter Robinson. We arrived expecting a good show, in return were handed the greatest concert of our lives. Porter was the composer, the conductor, and the performer, a modern day Mozart. He moved the audience with each note he struck, breathing new life into each track he presented. No one song sounded the same compared to what was heard on the album. Porter’s cathedral on stage throbbed with each kick of the drum, blaring the glamorous and euphoric visuals from Ghostdad into the hearts of us all.

For Porter‘s Worlds Tour, we expected a lot of, well, Worlds tracks, and although we enjoyed listening to the Worlds album, we honestly weren’t sure how much we would like the mellow tracks in a live setting. Luckily, we were pleasantly surprised. The way Porter was able to mix each of his entrancing tracks into an even more powerful array of sounds was entirely mesmerizing. He played unique versions of Worlds favorites like “Sea of Voices” and “Sad Machine”, but also incorporated some of his classics such as his collaboration with Mat ZoEasy” and his bassy-electro hit “Say My Name”, which surprisingly dropped into a few moments of pure, filthy dubstep.

From the moment the concert began, it was clear how much emphasis was placed on the production to coincide with the powerful music Porter had created. Behind where he stood was a screen full of beautiful caricatures, anime, words, lyrics, colors, and graphics. The lights and lasers were superb, catering to the emotion of the music. As the beats knocked the breath out of you, the production was there to pick you back up into a euphoric state of pure bliss, and vice versa.

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As much as I [Diane] thoroughly enjoyed the entire concert, the part that hit home for me was the very end. The lights turned off. The music was over. Porter Robinson left the stage. Emotions high, I walked out of the venue, happy with what was played but slightly disappointed that after teasing with other oldies, he did not play my all time favorite track Language. I understand an artist wanting to move on from one of their biggest hits, but Language is the epitome of why I love dance music and music in general. It is a song that speaks to me, a song that can get me through tough times with hope and optimism, a song I can relate to, a song I can feel. But as I was walking outside carrying with me this slight disappointment, I heard it…

The beginning of Language started to play. I full on sprinted back into the venue being yelled at by staff to stop running (sorry!) I grabbed my friends and nearby strangers’ hands as the uplifting and intoxicating melody filled the room. This wasn’t an ordinary version of Language- this was Language fit for the Worlds Tour. It was Language like I have never heard it played before, complete with the grandiose production of lights, lasers, and confetti endlessly falling from the sky. One more time the lights turned off to completely darken the room as the few but hard-hitting lyrics danced around the crowd, only to be flung back on in all its grandeur just in time for the crowd to thrust their hands in the air and sing in unison “I’ll be okay.”

Porter Robinson’s Worlds Tour gave us all a few hours to completely cast our anxieties, fears, and hardships aside and just be. Porter Robinson is truly a master of his art and did not fail to leave every person in that room with their jaws on the floor, basking in his aura. This is no exaggeration. From the iconic “Sad Machine” to his brilliant rendition of favorites like “Unison” and “Language“, each andevery track encapsulated its own glory that we will NEVER forget. Look through the gallery provided and relive your experience!

Photography: Taylor Rambo (@taylorrambo)

-Pete & Diane

 

 

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Source: Porter Robinson: The WORLDS Experience [Event Review]