Boogie T releases ‘2KFO’ remix album, announces BOOGIE T.RIO debut at Electric Forest

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When Boogie T, real name Brock Thorton, received his first guitar at the ripe age of eight, little did the dubstep producer know that the gift from his grandparents would lead to a musical career that would include appearances at as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, and EDC Vegas, to name a few. It wasn’t until Thorton heard the bass-heavy “Magical World” from Bassnectar and Nelly Furtado that the NOLA-based musician began experimenting with dubstep, a style that was relatively obscure in the Southern region at that time.

Raised at the nexus of Cajun and Creole cultures in Lafayette, Louisiana, Thorton’s formal training in jazz, folk, and Bayou gospel would fuel his entry into the world of electronic music. The result, as any bass music aficionado knows, is a unique discography of bass-infused compositions with groovy guitar riffs and jazz/hip-hop-inspired improvisation.

Boogie T has since risen to prominence touring North America as a solo DJ, with numerous releases on well-known EDM record labels and high-powered collaborations with the liked of GRiZ, Snails, and Ganja White Night. Throughout his live sets and studio recorded singles, there have been subtle (and not so subtle) hints of what was yet to come: vocals, guitars, keyboards, and real drums. Thorton’s goal was always to one day tour with live musicians.

Enter: BOOGIE T.RIO, the next phase in the evolution Boogie T’s musical trajectory. The live band experience consists of Boogie T on vocals/guitar/keys, with longtime friend Frank “Animal Drums” Castro on drums, and notable New Orleans musician-about-town Andriu Yanovski on keyboards/synth bass. The trio will be making their live debut at Electric Forest Weekend Two with some very special guests.

“I have this thing about when I go on stage, it’s like once you’re up there everything disappears. The audience, the production, any nerves, it all fades and the music takes over. I can’t imagine that feeling sharing the stage this year, it is going to be magical. I am so grateful to my fans and Electric Forest for this opportunity,” said Boogie T.

To celebrate one such momentous occasion, Boogie T has released a very special remix pack of his single, “2KFO,” out now on his own imprint, Drama Club Recordings, which launched in late April. Thorton told DA,

“Drama Club, the label name is a play on words. There’s so much drama in the music industry that sometimes I want to poke at the irony of it all… kind of like ‘2KFO.’ But really I’m excited to teach people about different kinds of music and introduce them to things they probably didn’t even know they’d love. The music will do the talking.”

With heavy-hitting bass music contributors like Dirty Monkey, Subtronics, um.., and Symbiotic, to up-and-coming free form bass producers Madhatter!, Mantis, and local NOLA favorites sfam, the entire “2KFO” remix album stands on it’s own as a “Who’s Who” in underground bass music.

Photo Credit: Tanner Heitz Photography.

Above & Beyond details their own an all-inclusive destination festival is in the works

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Above & Beyond might just be the next group to launch their own all-inclusive island festival. Though such a feat hadn’t proved successful for the dumpster fire, known quite aptly as Fyre Festival, it still proves to be a promising and attainable idea if the interest is there.

Recently, on their own dedicated subreddit, AnjunabeatsHQ shared some details about Above & Beyond‘s plans surrounding their own all-inclusive festival weekend on an island. With a plethora of the best Anjunabeats talent and an impeccable location, Above & Beyond may really be taking their ABGT to the next level. Considering that there’s an increasingly shrinking market for festivals in the US, and a folding of small festivals from big names like FYF and more recently Lost Lake, a tight-knit exotic excursion might just be the direction festivals need to remain unique and desirable, and most importantly, afloat.

Special AnjunaHQ Announcement…. from r/AboveandBeyond

H/T: EDM Tunes

WATCH: ODESZA threw down a wicked new remix of ‘IPlayYouListen’ at Red Rocks

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Few things compare to the wave of musically-induced euphoria that ensues when witnessing ODESZA play out their 2012-classic “IPlayYouListen;” though, seeing the electronic duo throw down an incredible new version of the tune might just surpass that.

Fans of ODESZA witnessed history in the making at the duo’s recent Red Rocks show, as they went into a new rendition of the track.

Just a year to the date of their last performance at the legendary venue, ODESZA sold-out their two-night run in mere minutes, and seemed, as they always do, to delight their fans with surprises new and old along the way.

H/T: EDM Sauce

Photo Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella

Insomniac announces fifth-annual 2018 We Are NRG lineup

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Insomniac‘s announced the lineup for its fifth-annual We Are NRG event, a two-day rave taking over the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California on June 22 and 23 with its hard-hitting bass and electrifying tunes.

Having hosting sold-out crowds in both 2016 and 2017, it’s safe to say that We Are NRG has undergone a substantial transformation since its humble beginnings.

2018 undeniably marks the festival’s most outright accomplishment to date with bookings from bass beneficiaries like Deorro, R3HAB, and 3LAU — it’s an absolute must-attend. In addition to the bevy of heavy-hitting top-tier talent, We are NRG attendees will witness performances from the swiftly ascending acts of the bass realm such as Whipped Cream, Jax Jones, Nero (DJ Set), Dr. Fresch, and more.

 

We Are NRG SoCal 2018 takes place Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23, at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA. Tickets are still available and can be purchased here. Find more information here.

Photo Credit: Insomniac Facebook

WATCH: Chromeo and DRAM perform ‘Must’ve Been’ on Colbert with a full-on gospel choir

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Right up until the release of their brand new album, Head Over Heels, Chromeo was building up to the massive amount of funk that would follow.

One of the most outright instances of this was when the duo took the Late Show with Colbert and DRAM to play out the LP’s first single, “Must’ve Been,” the night before the album’s release.

In an effort that would only go on to ensure listeners would continue to fall head over heels for the new material, Chromeo let the funk flow, bringing out a full-on gospel choir and letting loose.

Photo Credit: Tim Saccenti

 

Virgil Abloh to make Beats 1 radio debut with new ‘Televised Radio’ channel

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From runways to radio airwaves, Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director has a new design in mind.

On June 18, Virgil Abloh will host the introductory episode of his very own Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music from Louis Vuitton’s atelier in Paris. Entitled “Televised Radio,” the channel will act as an “audio mood board,” fusing new releases with time honored classics, while peppering musical selections with surprise guests who will join Abloh to discuss not only music, but art, design, and fashion.

“Music has an amazing ability to bring people together, and I couldn’t think of a better format to catalog all the multidisciplinary work I do under one umbrella,” Abloh said of the venture. “I’m using the two hours every so often to discuss various design projects and the rationale around them . . . in an effort to highlight my friends that make up my creative world. Apple’s design legacy and consideration of fostering art and design made it a perfect partnership.”

Those interested can tune in at 10 AM PST to catch Abloh’s inaugural episode.

Photo Credit: Christian Anwander

H/T: High Snobiety 

Post Malone announces inaugural ‘Posty Fest’

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It’s beerbongs & bentleys, and in Post Malone’s own words, a “blockbuster lineup” for the chart topping rapper’s first-ever “Posty Fest,” a one-day music festival slated for October 28 at Dallas, Texas’ Dos Equis Pavilion. Malone will headline and curate the event, which will proceed with “many surprises in store,” according to Posty Fest’s official press release.

Tickets to the inaugural affair will go on sale on June 15 at Live Nation’s official website.

Photo Credit: Music Baeble

H/T: Billboard

Amoeba Records’ flagship shop opens in-house marijuana dispensary

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With the swelling resurgence of vinyl record interest across the US and Amoeba Records’ flagship shop integration of an official marijuana dispensary, it’s safe to say stoners and audiophiles alike will be flying high with the new one-stop essentials shop.

According to Billboard, Amoeba Records’ co-founders Marc Weinstein and Dave Prinz will be implementing a new marijuana dispensary, aptly dubbed Hi-Fidelity, at the shop’s Berkley, California storefront.

“Music, in some ways, is such an uplifting product for humans and we thought, weed is just another inspirational product that we can get behind with our hearts and souls,”

Weinstein stresses, explaining the connection as a logical next move.

Having applied for a medical marijuana dispensary permit and gained the mayor’s approval, Amoeba was granted its dispensary license in 2016. Last month, Hi-Fidelity had its soft-launch, which the Mayor Jesse Arreguín attended, making the shop one of six dispensaries in Berkeley. If all goes as planned, Weinstein hopes to generate $10 million gross per year, as well as open a cannabis dispensary in each of Amoeba’s three other stores.

H/T: Mixmag

Phoenix’s second annual Lost Lake Festival reportedly cancelled

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Emerging crossover festival brand Lost Lake has reportedly been cancelled ahead of the event’s second annual installment. The multi-day festival, still in its infancy, came by way of powerhouse event promoter Superfly — the organizing body behind massively successful event properties like Outside Lands and BonnarooDancing Astronaut has reached out to Lost Lake representatives for comment, though at the time of publication, no response has been received.

Superfly is expected to release an official statement on festival’s cancellation, though the cause behind shuttering Lost Lake is likely due to poor ticket sales following last year’s impressive reported turnout of over 45,000 attendees. The inaugural installment brought a well-rounded blend of talent including Chance The Rapper, ODESZA, and Major Lazer to the Valley of the Sun. While this year’s edition is no longer taking place, hopefully Superfly still plans to continue breaking into Phoenix’s largely untapped festival market in the future.

Check back for updates, the story will be updated as new information is received.

Chromeo will stream their album launch party from NYC’s Terminal 5 in VR

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At long last, Chromeo have shared their fifth studio album, Head Over HeelsAn ode to all things disco, the album explores the sub-genres of funk — roping in synth pop, sultry R&B, and nu-disco sensibilities into a retro-inspired dance record built for the 21st century dance fan. And while Chromeo have always maintained a creative affinity for vintage stylings, Dave1 and P-Thugg are celebrating their newest release in the most contemporary way. Can’t make it out to New York’s iconic Terminal 5 for the album’s live debut? No problem — cut a rug from the comfort of your own living room.

In conjunction with Oculus Venues, the Funklordz will live stream their performance in VR for fans across the world to enjoy. The show will air tonight (June 15) at 9:30pm EST/6:50pm PST, broadcasting Chromeo’s newest material from Terminal 5, replete with all the visuals, lights, and sounds of a full concert experience. Head Over Heels, the duo’s first full-length project since 2014’s White Womenfeatures contributions from DRAM, The-Dream, French Montana, and more is available now via Big Beat Records.