LA club night Low End Theory has, for the last seven or eight years, been the epicenter of instrumental hip-hop in the US, having helped push forth the careers of Flying Lotus and his whole Brainfeeder crew, the Glitch Mob, Daedelus, and founder Daddy Kev’s Alpha Pup label. The LA beat scene, as it’s become known, would very likely be a different thing altogether were it not for Low End Theory, which affectionately takes its name from a Tribe Called Quest album. Now, nearly a decade after its inauguration, the club night is throwing its first festival, which will take place June 14 and 15 at the Echoplex in Los Angeles.
As you may already know, Mysteryland, which is said to be the world’s longest-running electronic music festival, will hit the US this spring, setting up shop for the first time in Bethel Woods, NY (the site of 1969′s Woodstock festival), from May 23-26. Over the last two decades, the Dutch brand has made it its mission to bring together underground up-and-comers with dance music’s more mainstream heavy-hitters for an event unlike any other—one that’s handily earned its now 21 years of existence.
Today, promoters ID&T announced the lineup for Mysteryland’s first-ever trip to the US, and it’s a stellar one. Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Fedde Le Grand, NERVO, Chase & Status, Booka Shade, Jesse Rose, Chris Liebing, Dillstradamus (that’s Dillon Francis and Flosstradamus), and about 240 more acts will perform over the course of these three days.
It seems like Holy Ship just don’t stop. The second it’s over, there are news stories galore, and then details for next year’s event, and then an after-movie, and then more details for next year’s event. You already know that next year’s tour is a double-header. Now it’s been made public that returning cruisers will get first dibs on 2015′s boat (preference given to those who’ve attended the most past events), and new cruisers can get in on the pre-booking lottery right here. (No, you don’t win tickets—you win the chance to purchase the surely-to-sell-out tickets.)
That’s the word from the horse’s mouth: Pasquale Rotella, CEO of Insomniac Events, the promoter behind the hugely popular Beyond Wonderland and Electric Daisy Carnival festivals, announced via Facebook that Beyond Wonderland SoCal will not move ahead this year with its usual San Bernardino location.
Sensation is one of the world’s most popular dance-music gatherings—a highly stylized event that finds each of its attendees dressed all in white and lit with the same amount of attention as the stage environment itself. Having extended itself to all corners of the world over the past 14 years, Sensation really has become a global phenomenon.
Electronic music fans across the Southeast US, let’s get ready to get down. Bonnaroo 2014 has just announced its full artist line-up for this annual music and arts festival in Manchester, Tennessee over the weekend of June 12-15, and there’s tons to dance about.
The last couple of years have proven Nile Rodgers and Giorgio Moroder to be a modern dance-music wrecking crew. Of course, what’s ironic is that they’re not just modern-music legends, having first made their names in disco’s ’70s heyday. That said, they were without a doubt two of the most talked-about artists of 2013, and now they’re set to bring their respective stage shows (Rodgers with his full Chic band) to LA’s Hollywood Bowl on May 10.