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Win Two Super VIP Weekend Passes To Dreamscape Festival

Win Two Super VIP Weekend Passes To Dreamscape Festival
Evan Walters

If you’ve never been VIP at a festival, you’re missing out. No, of course it isn’t necessary to have a good time but it does have some pretty fly perks. We’ve paired up with Dreamscape Festival to give you the ultimate experience! Dreamscape is one of the fastest growing festys on the east coast and they’re on track for another awesome year. With headliners like Ekali, The Floozies, Destructo & Troyboi it is sure to be an insane weekend.

Two Super VIP Weekend Passes For Dreamscape Festival

Not only are we hooking you up with VIP (which includes a lineup poster, merch discounts, and access to the VIP lounge), we went a head and bumped it up a notch to include open bar and a meal plan. Free food is always good and you can mostly never go wrong with an open bar. The VIP lounge will play host to secret sets, meet & greets, games and have its very own private bar! So stop wasting time and enter above for your chance at two VIP tickets to Dreamscape Festival!

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Gentlemens Club Give Modestep’s “Living For The Weekend” A Monstrous Makeover

Gentlemens Club Give Modestep’s “Living For The Weekend” A Monstrous Makeover
Brian Bonavoglia

Since merging onto the scene back in 2013, the Gentlemen’s Club have been the breath of fresh air the dubstep and bass scene has been looking for and haven’t lost an once of momentum since then.

While these three prepare to hit the road next month for their biggest tour to date, the trio has decided to unleash their monstrous remix of Modestep‘s “Living For The Weekend” to showcase what they’re all about to anyone who is unfamiliar with their name. This remix encompasses everything these guys are about and it most definitely SLAPS! Listen below.

Modestep – Living For The Weekend (Gentlemens Club Remix) | Free Download |

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Win 2 Tickets To See Above & Beyond During Halloween Weekend

Win 2 Tickets To See Above & Beyond During Halloween Weekend
Jeaux Bay

Halloween is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than to see Above & Beyond for free! You now have a chance to win a pair of General Admission tickets to see this legendary trio at Atlanta Coliseum on Oct. 29th. Shoutout to Liquified for making this possible. Make sure to follow them on Facebook to stay up to date with future shows. Grab your tickets to the show here before they sell out!

Above & Beyond at Opera Nightclub (Halloween Weekend)

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Mamby on the Beach 2016: A Weekend to Remember [Event Review]

Mamby on the Beach 2016: A Weekend to Remember [Event Review]
Zach Nass

When you think of the beach, you visualize a relaxing scene where all your worries are gone. There isn’t a care in the world when you’re at the beach, you just let the sun, sand and water take you away. That’s exactly what Mamby on the Beach was about.

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I’m not originally from Chicago, so when I heard I was going to Mamby I had to look it up. Realizing that it was on the beach, I grew in excitement because who has a bad time at the beach? Walking up to the entrance, you could tell everyone there was in the best of spirits, laughing and talking with excitement about the weekend to come. I was very impressed with how the festival was set up. As you walked in, there was unique art everywhere, with some people painting a mural on plastic wrap tied up by trees. Once you entered the main area, it was very convenient to get to each stage. The beach stage was on the left, the DJ tent was also to the left but far enough back that it was separate and the park tent at the back of the festival. As I walked to the beach stage, Thomas Jack was playing some groovy summer house and it fit perfectly with the vibe of the festival. Right after that, Lido was playing the park stage and I couldn’t miss that.

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I’ve very happy I did not miss his set because there was a special performer who joined him on stage. Chance the Rapper came on and performed “No Problem”, which threw the crowd into a frenzy. The night went on, with Atmosphere tearing up the beach stage, Tycho keeping it chill at the park stage and Milky Chance closing out the night to fireworks on the beach stage. Day One blew my expectations away and I was very excited for Day Two.

Day Two came around and with it, more anticipation for what was to come. Arriving back at the festival, the crowd was buzzing from Day One’s performers. Unfortunately I arrived a little later than I wanted to on the second day, but I was able to still have as much fun the last day as I did the first. Walking up to the beach stage, Mayer Hawthorne was setting the crowd into a dance party. The next two acts brought a conflict for myself. First I saw Lupe Fiasco, who I grew up listening to and have been wanting to see for a long time. The crowd loved him and moved to every word he said. Next was Chromeo, who made the crowd dance like I’ve never seen before.

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Chet Faker, Loco Dice and Santigold all closed the festival, respectively. The night ended again in fireworks with everyone watching in aw and amazement. Mamby on the Beach 2016 blew away my expectations and TSS’ expectations. I’m happy to say that I would love to return to the festival in 2017 and I encourage every in the Chicago area.

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Lightning In A Bottle 2016: The Perfect Weekend [Event Review]

Photo by: Helen Perez / GOTO Photography

Lightning In A Bottle 2016: The Perfect Weekend [Event Review]
Mars Sartori

Lightning in a Bottle…four little words that would make any attendee’s face hurt from having a smiled pinned so widely on their face. Lightning in a Bottle…a place for fun. Lightning in a Bottle…a place for laughter. Lightning in a Bottle…a place to fall in love.

Photo By: Helen Perez / GOTOPHOTOGRAPHY

The intense energy that fills the air when entering the San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, California is truly a remarkable one. Joyous vibrations are shared between all of the attendees who anxiously await to enter the festival gates on Thursday morning to start the adventurous weekend that greets them on the other side.

After setting up our ez-ups and tents, my friends and I cheered to the start of Day 0 with some fresh mimosas. Exchanging smiles and laughter while feeling overall excitement to be back at our favorite festival, we could all sense that it was going to be another LIB for the books…and boy were we right.

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Photo By: Helen Perez / GOTOPHOTOGRAPHY

The best thing about festivals that have a Day 0 is that you get to settle in, get comfortable, and become familiar with the entire festival layout instead of scrambling to find your way around the grounds while simultaneously hoping to make it to the first artist you want to see for the day. My friends and I saw Day 0 as the perfect opportunity to wander around and explore our home for the next four days. However, just because it’s Day 0 doesn’t mean that your daily dose of fun is compromised. The Do Lab knows how to treat their attendees right, and kick off live music that very morning until the the wee hours of the night for those who want to get the party started the moment they step through the gates.

As Friday morning greeted us bright and early, my crew and I decided to make the most out of the day. The first set we saw was dot who played at the Pagoda Bar. Pumping out the perfectly balanced set of chill and groovy for the hot day, dot kicked off my LIB experience beautifully. A swagged out lil blonde beauty, dot was a master at creating a dope ambience. Effortlessly mixing from more relaxed and slow tracks to heavier trap-esque songs, I absolutely fell in love with dot on Day 1.

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Photo By: Helen Perez / GOTOPHOTOGRAPHY

Friday evening, I rushed over to the main stage aka the Lightning Stage to see the ultimate oddball goddess otherwise known as Grimes. I literally screamed when she kicked off her set with one of my favorite tracks, “Realti.” The entire set was just one big dance party, her dancers and back up singer adding an elevated level of fun to the performance. The most stand out thing about Grimes’ performance was how even though there were some minor technical difficulties during her show, she didn’t let this affect her. Instead, she just shrugged it off and kept on going. A set filled with a blend of a few of her classic tracks such as “Genesis,” as well tons of new songs off her new album “Art Angels,” Grimes was hands down my favorite set of the entire weekend.

When the sun set for Day 2, TOKiMONSTA came out to play. No stranger to LIB, it was definitely a treat to see TOKi absolutely kill it at the Thunder Stage again, the same spot she played two years prior. TOKI’s entire set was exhilarating as she threw in tracks such as Tiga’s “Bugatti” and Keith Ape’s “It G Ma.” You could see TOKi feeding off of the energetic crowd, and with a performance that epic, TSS is officially giving TOKiMONSTA the title “Queen of the LIB Thunder Stage.”

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Photo By: Helen Perez / GOTOPHOTOGRAPHY

As the final day of LIB came around, my friends and I knew that we had to boogie our little hearts out as hard as we could before we left the beautiful land. Early afternoon we found ourselves at Lafa Taylor‘s set at the Lightning. He started off with a beatboxing mic check, which was insanely impressive in itself, before diving right into his smooth, electro hip-hop set. He dropped quite a few new tracks off his upcoming collab album “Feel,” and his sensuous vibes got us ready for the evening’s magic. As the evening rolled around, we headed straight to Mr. Carmack‘s set. I couldn’t help but feel excited when Carmack began to drop some hyphy tracks, his hype men’s shout outs to the Bay Area reminding me of home. Seeing literally every single person packed inside the Thunder Stage getting down and dirty during his set was definitely one of the most insane moments of LIB.

Finally, we finished off our weekend at Lightning in a Bottle with Chet Faker. A complete 180 from Carmack’s set, it was a nice way to wind things down. Sensual yet groovy, Chet Faker blew me away with his voice. It’s extremely rare to find an artist who sounds exactly like their records, but it’s like you’ve stumbled upon a unicorn when an artist almost sounds better live than the actual record. Chet Faker is that unicorn. Starting off the set a bit slower with an entire live band, Chet Faker eventually had the band leave to have a one on one with the crowd while singing the track that started it all for him, his cover of “No Diggity.” The entire crowd sang along and vibed along, making for one magical performance.

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With a little bit of everything for everyone and anyone, Lightning in a Bottle breaks boundaries from just your average festival. Aside from the wonderful music lineup that LIB showcases, the festival is also filled with an array of other activities for attendees to dive into. From yoga classes being taught all day by some of the globe’s top tier instructors at the at the Yoga Om, to the Jive Joint that’s overseen by head honcho Super Tall Paul to give the folks of LIB a hilarious performance of comedy that ran deep into the night, and even the mindful eating cooking classes taught at the Learning Kitchen, there was never a dull moment at LIB. Once the music on the three main stages were turned off, there was still always something for the night owls to do. Only at Lightning in a Bottle could you ride a ferris wheel at 3 AM! My personal favorite activity outside of the music was watching the breathtaking view of the entire festival at Meditation Lookout. With a view that spanned from the Woogie stage, all the way to the Thunder, it was a remarkable sight to perch up on the hill with hundreds of attendees, all soaking in the sunset together as one.

The perfect place for people to come together let their inner freak out for four days straight, LIB is the ultimate playground. The Do Lab, you’re definitely doing something right, and I am eternally grateful for the amazing production that you put on for the people to come together and enjoy. Thank you for another spectacular weekend.

Special thanks to Helen Perez / GOTOPHOTOGRAPHY for capturing all of the magic!

Still fiendin’ for more of The Do Lab? Make sure to stay connected via links down below and keep an eye out for Woogie Weekend which will be taking place this July 8-10 for its sophomore year at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, SoCal!

Lightning in a Bottle: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Do LaB: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | SoundCloud

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Insomniac Does Memorial Day Weekend Right With Audio On The Bay

Insomniac Does Memorial Day Weekend Right With Audio On The Bay
Jason Flores

This past Memorial Day weekend we spent it in the Bay Area at Insomniac’s annual 2-Day ‘Audio On The Bay’ event in Richmond, California. This was the third year the event took place as Insomniac continues to prove why they are one of the leading promoters in all of California. This year’s lineup for included artists such as Ephwurd, Will Sparks, GTA, Slander, Keys N Krates, Dr. Fresch, and more.

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The event infused genres from all over the dance spectrum for this weekend ranging from Melbourne Bounce to Psytrance to Hardstyle to Trap to Dubstep and more all being played by the acts.

We started the first night off with Throttle. The up-and-coming Australian artist has had some major releases recently including a release with Oliver Heldens titled “Waiting” that smashed charts. Managing to keep a nice blend of house and disco beats w/ a touch of hard drops, Throttle managed to get the party going. Following Throttle was Chris Lake but who really took us by surprise and may have had one of the best sets of the night was none other than Melbourne’s finest, Will Sparks.

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The man of the hour dominated his performance and blew us away with his choice of tracks to play. Managing to read the crowd perfectly, he knew when and how to play ever track. A moment that stood out to us was when he dropped Vini Vici’s remix of “Free Tibet”, a Psytrance mega hit which in turn the crowd lost it to. At one point, aware he was in the home of the Warriors in the Bay Area with a venue with dropped cell signals, he notified the crowd that their home team had just beat the Thunder to push their Western Conference Finals to a Game 7.

Following Will was Miami duo GTA and as always, they brought the heavy kicks and 808s. They included tracks such as their rendition of Zelda with “Saria’s Turn Up’, original with Rich The Kid titled “My Mamacita” and more.

To close off the first night was Flux Pavilion who as always puts on a show but no one could expect anything else from Flux who has a heavy armory of hits from his originals and remixes. A continuing favorite moment for us in Flux’s performance has to be when it is time for the “Bass Cannon” although the track is over two years old, it just never can get too old for us.

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Moving into the second day, we arrived just in time for the start of Ghastly’s performance. The second day was dominated by heavy bass music players so we expected nonetheless nothing but heavy drops which we got a taste of quickly with Ghastly. We can never get tired of Ghastly and his performances as it is always something you can look forward to. Although we could tell some of the folks in the crowd were still feeling the effects from the previous night, as soon as the music started, it was right back to the party.

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Following Ghastly was Toronto’s very own Keys N Krates who possibly stole the show for us for the second day with their live performance. A highlight for us had to be when they played their live version of their track “Dum Dee Dum” which the entire crowd went nuts to once the first kick came in as the visuals went and strobe lights went off.

We decided to end our night off with Slander who have taken over the the game within the past year and their fan base was very present in the crowd. They brought the heavy trap tunes that we expected to hear including their very popular remixes of Showtek’s “We Like To Party”, Alison Wonderland’s “U Don’t Know’ and more. As the crowd continued screaming for more, the more Slander delivered connecting with the crowd.

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The event as a whole was great and couldn’t have gone better. The music selection was great, the visual production including the laser work was fascinated, and we had a great time at the event. We look forward to next year’s Audio On The Bay. Next up by Insomniac Events is EDC Las Vegas 2016 and for more info on that visit them at https://www.insomniac.com/ .

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Coachella Weekend 2 Was One For The Books

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Favorite Surprise Guest Wyatt: On a weekend that included guest appearances from Tyler the Creator, Kendrick Lamar, Usher, Lil Wayne and many many more, this is no easy question to answer, but for me it was the appearance of rap legend Dr. Dre that got me the most excited. Ever since I missed Dre’s legendary […]

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This Remix Of Brandon Skeie’s “So Bad” Is Your Weekend Essential Tune

This Remix Of Brandon Skeie’s “So Bad” Is Your Weekend Essential Tune
Jeaux Bay

When this remix hit my inbox I had never heard of Brandon Skeie. You can bet your chicken & waffles hangover breakfast tomorrow that I will not be forgetting his name. I have to personally thank duo EDWYNN x TIKAL along with their collaborator Spirix. This future bass rendition of “So Bad” delivers the vocals in a completely new light. Really impressed with this one. Definitely being added to my collection. You should add it to yours as well.

Brandon Skeie – So Bad (EDWYNN x TIKAL x Spirix Remix) | Download

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Prince Honored as AMC Theaters Play ‘Purple Rain’ This Weekend

Prince will shine brightly on the big screen once more as AMC announced it will show his 1984 film Purple Rain at 87 theaters this weekend.

Although Prince was already a star off the strength of 1980’s Dirty Mind and 1982’s 1999, the 1984 film, based very loosely on the legendary musician’s life, launched him into superstardom, earning $ 68 million at the box office…

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