While everyone else was recovering from their 4th of July festivities, the good people of Atlantic City were too busy raging to notice it was a Sunday.
NV Concepts and DSK CHK presented MANIA Electronic Festival Circus at the Borgata’s all-new Festival Park venue, with a number of artists we were excited to see – DallasK, DJ Ikon, Grandtheft and The Chainsmokers. (Granted, I had just seen The Chainsmokers two weeks prior at Firefly, but I was already itching to see them again they were so good.) (more…)
EPIC Productions celebrated the birth of our nation with the Iranian American DJ and producer, Dubfire. The city of Denver — aka Mile High City — lit up the sky with a spectacular fireworks show above the Elitch Gardens Theme Park while many Electronic Dance Music lovers made their way to Beta Nightclub. The downtown scene was bustling with people celebrating the national holiday and as soon as the fireworks ended Beta was the spot to be.
Over the years, Dubfire built up a strong underground following due in part to his early success as a member of the duo Deep Dish. First forming in 1991, Deep Dish rose to fame after being nominated for a Grammy for their work with Madonna and later winning a Grammy for their remix of “Thank You” by Dido. Ali Shirazinia — aka Dubfire — started his solo productions in 1991. Shirazinia launched his own record label, Science + Technology Digital Audio — or “SCI + TEC” for short — in 2007 where he steadily releases new music.
Crystal Castles have revealed yet another new track. “Deicide,” released late last week, is the newest single to come from Ethan Kath in the wake of Alice Glass‘ departure from the infamously grating experimental outfit late last year. This track, Kath has revealed, is a sneak peek of another Crystal Castles album that is in the works.
The track is as unrelenting as any of Kath’s recent releases, though markedly less abrasive. A distant kick drives the techno melee along as the new vocalist, known only as Edith, washes the track in an ambient, dreamy falsetto. The overall result is Salem meets Shoom and seems destined for serious underground club play.
Dim Mak‘s PANIC CITY is a self-taught, voraciously talented powerhouse, rapidly climbing the ranks to worldwide phenom. With nods of approval from the likes of Diplo and DJ R3HAB, his hard-hitting, 35 minute, 16-track remix album is the ultimate cultivation of aggressive summer dance beats. The Acid & ‘Roids Mix: Daytime project is a perfect introduction to those unfamiliar with his work. Seamless, Panic City‘s multi-genre cocktail stays true to his own San Franciscan brand of urban grit. As fans can attest, it’s his unadulterated passion for a pure, loyal sound that sets him miles apart. On a brilliant trajectory, Panic City is well on his way to a long and illustrious career.