There are a lot of events going down during SXSW this year, so you’d be smart to research beforehand to make the best use of your time. One event that we at Your EDM will be looking forward to is this Hump Day Classic event from After Dark artist management at the legendary Scratch House venue in Austin. Co-sponsored by FAST FWD, Gold Assembly and others, you’ll be seeing a lot of artists who are either promising up-and-comers or real legends in the scene (looking at you, KJ).
Vans has been a household name for as long as I can remember. My mother used to rock their classic black and white checkered slip on’s when she was in high school in the 80’s. So naturally when I heard that the company was coming to Chicago to open up their third permanent location of House of Vans I couldn’t be more excited to see what they had in store.
The weekend of February 3rd and 4th was their official grand opening. On Friday night they had acts such as Noname, a local female rapper, Digable Planets, another hip hop ground, and Future Islands, a synthpop group from Baltimore. Along with the music for the night they also had a photography retrospective which included photos shot at other House of Vans locations by emerging photographers. The following day was filled with an array of workshops covering both photography and mixed media. The night ended with an community open house which allowed anyone to come and check out the space as well as allowed skateboards to finally have their wheels touch the ground inside of Chicago’s only indoor skatepark.
I was lucky enough to be able to attend the first night of their opening weekend and photograph the space. Open entry I could see the large room that was host to many of the photographs from their retrospective, all in black and white, and all showcasing the music that has come through these locations. Walking further into the space to the right they have a large wall covered in old skateboards that hang above the bar that was graciously donated by Goose Island here in Chicago! This is where the warehouse opens up into its main space where you can see the stage against the wall in front of you as well as some of the few skate features along the walls that are meant to pay homage to iconic skate spots on the west coast such as Lockwood and China Banks. After Noname was finished with her set members of the Vans skate team took the stage along with a speaker from their team that talked about what this space was meant to be. It is a place that is supposed to unite the subculture’s that Vans has always treasured, skateboarding, art, music. It is a place that people can come and enjoy themselves by either just hanging out or skateboarding during their open sessions. And something that I thought was particularly cool was the fact that all future events held there will be free, the only thing people will have to do is RSVP. Vans truly wanted to create a space for the community of Chicago and that is exactly what they did.
Below are some photos of the artists that preformed that night. Each one of them put on a fantastic set and we hope that you enjoy the photos.
Honda & Live Nation are bringing New York City a spectacular, free performance tonight featuring the one and only deadmau5. Although the RSVP list filled in mere minutes, you can still enjoy this show from the comfort of your home.
So put on your dancing shoes and get ready to break it down in your living room; we won’t judge.
Producers are always looking for things to learn. The internet is a great source for tips, but when a producer sits down to do a formal tutorial, you’re sure to get more from it than from your average lifeless Youtube video. One company, CREATIVELIVE, is offering a free tutorial from Ed Solo, who has worked on tracks with Krafty Kuts, DJ Fresh, as well as made sample packs for Bass Boutique and Loopmasters.
The free live tutorial will take place November 12th through the 13th between 9AM and 4PM PST. All you need to do is RSVP and be on the computer when the session is underway. For those producers who would like to partake you can reserve your spot through the following link. The focus will be on producing music with Logic Pro. Don’t worry if you don’t use that software, because CREATIVELIVE will offer more tutorials in the future that focus upon other DAWs. If you follow the RSVP link you will find the schedule with the list of other sessions.
Tonight at 10:30pm EST, 5 & A Dime will be publicly releasing his new mix “Tempo IV”. In conjunction with EDM Sauce, this release will be available a short time after the Mixify event on our SoundCloud. Make sure to RSVP for this event by clicking the picture below!
DJDaniel Disaster and producer Pete H of the duo Heroes and Villians are tearing up the EDM world lately with huge trap hits like ”Flex,” “Ugh 8.0,” and massive remixes of Major Lazer’s Jah No Partial and Mammoth by Like Mike, Dimitri Vegas, and Moguai (not to mention other work in hip/hop). Now he’s off to a huge start in 2014 with a bold, futuristic sounding EP that will rock your socks. “Chapel” is a collaboration with the Fashion and lifestyle brand FRESH.i.AM and Redbull. The single “Chapel” is available for Free Download while Redbull music has made this whole EP available for free download here next week: http://www.redbull.com/us/en/music/stories/1331623599737/heroes-x-villains-chapel-ep-premiere
The EP is part of a collaboration with FRESH.i.AM to host a night at MQ in Atlanta on February 1, 2014 that will be an “audio/visual installation piece”. This night will feature sounds by Daniel Disaster of HXV while launching the brand FRESH.i.AM’s style catalogue. Official quote from the Heroes x Villians Soundcloud page, “CHAPEL’s purpose is to create a neo-modern take on the value-relation
of products and mans relationship to products.” You can RSVP by visiting the site www.freshiam.net/CHAPEL/ for free entry. Fashion on the site in the impressive gallery will be available for a limited time on this night.
Daniel Disaster, whose been in Vegas a bit recently playing shows at XS, also hinted on Twitter today that he is preparing for a Midwest Tour with Luminoxxx.
Putting together a small tour w @Luminoxxx in April for the midwest…