Exclusive Interview: Firebeatz

November 25th, 2015

beatzFrom being an opening DJ duo three EDC’s ago, to today, you could say Firebeatz has definitely come a long way with their musical career. The dutch pair stormed onto the music scene in 2008, creating a name and a brand for themselves instantaneously. With energetic beats, and some of the best remixes out, Firebeatz has had high ranks on many festival lineups across the world. This was no different for Beyond Wonderland Bay Area, where the pair wowed fans with one of my favorite sets of the weekend.

Beyond Wonderland Bay Area took place at the infamous Shoreline Ampitheatre Sept. 26-27. While the event ended early(11pm Saturday & 10pm Sunday), it still drew in massive crowds and went off without a hitch. The event was sprawled out over the grounds at the Shoreline with three massive stages, intricate art installations, and your Insomniac performers wandering through crowds. Beyond Wonderland featured names including Arty, Calvin Harris, G Jones and more. We were also lucky enough to have two EPIC artists take the stage, Zima and SNR.


Moog Music Stays Innovated with New Music Event Series

November 25th, 2015


Moog Music, the legacy left by founder Dr. Robert Moog, pioneered the analog synthesizer and other technology tools for artists. The company is currently the leading producer of synthesizers in the world. Known for their craftsmanship, creativity and dedication to the art form. For over 50 years Moog electronics have been utilized by some of the greatest names in music, including Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Mick Jaeger, and Stevie Wonder

Moogfest was created as homage to the founder and is representative of his vision and passion. Since 2004, Moogfest has brought together artists, futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, scientists, and musicians.


Show Review: Hardwell in Milwaukee was a Hard-Hitting Success

November 23rd, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 3.15.09 PM A worldwide sensation, a superstar Dutch DJ, an explosive producer and musician, Hardwell has stolen the hearts and opened the hearts of many. Bringing his impeccable talent and breathtaking performance to Milwaukee on November 12th, most of his audience still remains captivated, even weeks later.

Performing at The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, Hardwell had come back with a surreal show, almost a year and a half later since his Revealed Rbecordings tour stop on April 14th, 2014. Being a powerhouse of a DJ, his high energy, beautiful sound, and personality were ever the more present, just as everyone had expect. Captivating everyone with infectious sounds and his signature confidence, Hardwell performed with mastery, redefining once again, the power of music.


Years & Years Release Video for “Desire” – Gryffin Remix

November 21st, 2015

Dance pop gods Years & Years have released a special new video for “Desire” created entirely using Artificial Intelligence technologies. The video–which premiered late last week on TechCrunch–uses artificial neural networks and machine learning based on Google’s “Deep Dream” open source code which allows computers to “imagine” and “dream” based on information it has already learned.

The overall result is a stunning visual that conjures exotic locales and sweeping views of coastlines and forests. Vocalist Olly Alexander said the band was “fascinated and intrigued (and kind of terrified in a good way” by the concept of using A.I. to execute the video. “It’s exciting to be part of this cutting edge technology and we hope our fans enjoy the visuals as much as we do,” said Alexander. (more…)

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