Above & Beyond name new track after the locale of its debut: Red Rocks

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Simplicity is key with Above & Beyond‘s naming convention for their newest single, “Red Rocks.” The track is named after the legendary Colorado outdoor amphitheater, the place where they first dropped the song.

“Red Rocks” has a pulsing rhythm and dynamic synthesized vocal accents, adding variation to their infamous trance sound. The track has a grooving bent to it that is perfect the club and equally at home in larger venues — like its namesake.  The trio released both the original and extended version of the release, which is out now on Anjunabeats.

Pretty Lights announces 10th anniversary Red Rocks show

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Pretty Lights has been obscenely quiet for some time now, and it’s rumored amongst his tight-knit family following that the reason behind his silence is that he’s working on new album material. After all, his Color Map of the Sun LP was released more than five years ago. To add further fuel to that speculation, Smith has halted announcements for his heavily attended episodic tour that have been taking place over the last two years.

However, it wouldn’t be summer in Colorado without Derek Vincent Smith’s return to the beloved Red Rocks Amphitheater — and he’s not calling it an episodic tour stop either. Lineup support has yet to be announced, but if it’s anything like his previous events, fans can expect a fully loaded talent roster with funky groove appeal.

The special 10th anniversary event will take place over two nights, August 10-11, in Morrison, Colorado. A limited number of presale tickets will be available at 10 a.m. EST Wednesday, April 18, but fans must register for the Pretty Lights newsletter to get the special code.

Gramatik announces highly anticipated return to Red Rocks with Gryffin, Haywyre, and Ramzoid

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Gramatik has been situating himself as a cutting-edge headlining act over the past few years. When the former Pretty Lights Music signee isn’t busy pioneering the way in crypto-currency culture, Denis Jašarević has been hard at work with his new Re:Coil Part 1 EP project in addition to some monstrous collaborations with GRiZ on “As We Proceed” and Ramzoid on a remix of Flume’s track “Wall Fuck.”

Having just embarked on his album-supporting Re:Coil tour this past December, Gramatik has just announced he will be capping the year’s festival season with his annual return to the legendary Colorado venue Red Rocks Amphitheater. The Lowtemp Records boss will be joined by fellow NYC producer and multi-instrumentalist Gryffin, Monstercat favorite Haywyre, Canadian future bass beat- maker Ramzoid, and recent Lowtemp-signee Balkan Bump, who has just released his debut EP and will be joining Gramatik on stage during the main act. The live event is set to take place Sept. 1, 2018.

General on-sale begins Friday, March 16. More information can be found here.

ODESZA announce Red Rocks return

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Known for their organic sound and fully immersive live show, ODESZA have become a spectacle act over the past few years. After last year’s sold-out, two-night performance at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado, the two Seattle natives embarked on the biggest tour of their career, which DA celebrated as one of the top tours of 2017. Their world tour was armed with brand new material from their A Moment Apart LP — the first in three years — along with a colossal visual set-up, the industry’s top technical professionals, a full cast of star vocal talent and an impressive drum line to boot.

The question now becomes, how are they going to top 2017?

If January is any indication, ODESZA have much higher peaks to climb. After all, the duo has already begun tackling the year with their upcoming debut performance at Coachella and delivering the Winter 2018 Olympics anthem. Now, the two have announced their annual summer return to Red Rocks on Friday, June 15. ODESZA has been headlining the world-class venue since 2015, with an extra night added to their 2017 show, which sold out in record time.

Pre-sale for the event begins Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. MST. Regular tickets will be released on Friday, Jan. 26.

REZZ announces Red Rocks 2018 headline show

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On Nov. 21, Canadian producer REZZ built excitement throughout the day leading up to her Denver show with a series of tweets, leaving her followers curious what sort of announcement could be coming during the show.

On stage at the Ogden Theatre, the producer announced a huge event coming in 2018: a headline show at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

At the suggestion of her fans, the show will be called ‘REZZ Rocks.’ She hasn’t announced the date yet, but her loyal following is sure to pack the iconic venue for an unforgettable performance.

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deadmau5 teases new track in ‘Red Rocks Aftermovie’

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Deadmau5 is currently in the midst of the second jaunt of his ‘lots of shows in a row tour.’

In honor of his two-day October stint at Colorado’s venerable Red Rocks Amphitheater, deadmau5’s released an aftermovie, showing off his custom-built Cube 2.1, and even taking the time to tease some new music.

The aftermovie launches into deadmau5’s recent Shotty Horroh feature “Legendary,” but as the video nears its halfway point, the scene shifts to mau5’s performance, wherein a new track, “A Seed” is revealed.

Standing at a slight but mighty 50-second clip, deadmau5 plants the seed for what is likely a number off his new record.

If the big cheese keeps good by his word and avoids any unforeseen roadblocks, it seems the record should blossom by Spring.

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Deadmau5 confirms a time frame for upcoming album

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Deadmau5 is no stranger to stirring up conversations via social media, though as the anticipation builds surrounding news of his 9th studio album, the Canadian superstar has turned to Twitter to inform fans of his immediate plans. After corresponding with fans on Twitter, one user asked the Canadian producer when he would be releasing new music that he’s been teasing over the past few months, such as “Monophobia” over a series of shows at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre:

 

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Deadmau5 confirms that he will be busy touring over the next few months, and will have plenty of time during the winter months to buckle down and produce another album, in hopes of releasing the work by spring of 2018.

Photo Credit: Rukes

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The Radar 100: Mixed by Whethan

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The Radar celebrates its 100th episode with none other than Whethan, whose mix is his set from the legendary Red Rock Ampitheatre. The Chicago based producer ascended into the electronic music scene at the age of 17 thanks to his remix of “XE3” by Mssingno, which has garnered over 9 million plays on SoundCloud to date. Whethan may not be of legal drinking age, but that isn’t stopping him from headlining some of the top venues in the U.S. and collaborating with the likes of Charli XCX and Flux Pavillion.

His upbeat Radar mix showcases his ability to seamlessly blend mainstream pop and rap music into surprising electronic drops that blend perfectly to create a cohesive and dynamic set. From riding in the car to pre-gaming on Saturday night, Whethan’s mix is the perfect backdrop for multi-genre loving listeners.

 

 

 

Check out Whethan live in the coming weeks as he continues his East Coast tour, and purchase tickets here.

 

October 21 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage

October 24 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero

October 25 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

October 26 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

 

 

Tracklist:

1.     Intro

2.     Love Gang – Whethan

3.     Wheaty x bearson bus beat 14.     Oliver Tree Whethan – Enemy

5.     Untitled as well

6.     All You Ever Talk About

7.     Its Strange (Whethan Show Edit)

8.     Wild Thoughts (Medasin remix)

9.     Chance The Rapper – All Night (Louis the Child remix)

10.  Lorde – Perfect Places (Remix)

11.  Somebody Else

12.  Alive (Empire of the Sun)

13.  Some Boise

14.  City of the rose

15.  Synths with bangs

16.  Day n Nite – Lotus Eater

17.  Hyperparadise – Dot Dot

18.  Max – 10 Victoria Secret Models

19.  Backseat XE3

20.  High (Live Edit)

21.  I can’t stop – droe san holo

22.  Rockstar – post malone

23.  Falling – Opia

24.  Banks Better Edit

25.  Flume – On Top

26.  CANT HIDE – Whethan

27.  Midnight to monaco – suicide remix

28.  Genghis khan (louis the child remix)

29.  Porter R – Lionhearted

30.  Sensations

31.  Sleepy Eyes – Elohim

32.  When I’m down – Whethan & Oliver Tree

33.  Good Nights – Whethan

34.  Savage – Whethan

 

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WATCH: Take a look into the making of ODESZA’s ethereal track, “Meridian”

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Coming off the wild success of their third studio album, A Moment Apart, the guys of ODESZA haven’t shown signs of slowing.

In addition to their ambitious touring schedule, Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight have just released a promotional video into the making of “Meridian,” the eighth track off the their latest LP. The video traces the beginnings of their creative process from their studio in Seattle, as they play with different samples and synth patterns, to the seasons shifting in Washington, to the moment their work all becomes reality as they debut the track live during their grandiose Red Rocks performance last May.

ODESZA’s A Moment Apart sold 63,000 units in the first week, the best ever sales week for the indie-pop electronic producers to date.

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Gramatik commemorates Nikola Tesla with RE:COIL at Red Rocks [Review]

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On Saturday, June 17, Lowtemp Records founder and electro-funk extraordinaire Gramatik, once again headlined his own show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. The event marked the third year in a row that the artist, real name Denis Jašarević, has headlined the venue, and the second time his stage has been themed after one of his favorite historical figures, Nikola Tesla.

Anze Koron, a stage and content designer for Gramatik, says, “2017 marks the 100th year since Tesla’s Wardenclyffe Tower was torn down by corporations who opposed Tesla’s idea to give free energy to the world.” Thus, the show this year was “RE:COIL” – a play on his previous Tesla Coil stage design, “The Coil,” and, according to Koron, the name was also a political comment on the presidency that started this year.

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The stage itself took up the entire available space at Red Rocks, resulting in a 30-foot-tall Tesla coil built out of LED screens as the center piece, with other subsidiary lights surrounding it. As was Tesla’s goal with the Wardenclyffe Tower, Gramatik sent wave after wave of powerful energy ripping through the air, electrifying everyone in the crowd for close to three hours – and that’s not including the supporting acts Mr. Carmack, Ekali and Flamingosis.

The stage stood as a testament to Gramatik’s stance in life and on politics – specifically the corruption in our country from big corporations. Net neutrality, scientific advancement for the well-being of everyone, not just the rich, and the current state of politics in the United States were all themes that Denis and his team wove into and throughout the performance. Gramatik spent some time literally weaving those themes into the night as well – such as the sign he held up that simply stated in large block letters, “Science is Cool.”

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One of the major highlights of the night, aside from the incredible stage production and the fact that it was Gramatik playing, was Gramatik’s keyboard player, Anomalie, a prodigy-level player who melted just about every face and most of the keys on his keyboard as well.

Anomalie has been playing and studying classical and jazz piano since the age of four, and only recently began touring with Gramatik. In 2015, Gramatik reached out to the aspiring young musician when he ran across a video of Anomalie playing piano over the track “Chillaxin By The Sea,” and the two started talking regularly.

“I sent him a track I was working on,” said Anomalie, “and he asked if I wanted to release it on Lowtemp – that was my single ‘Odyssée,’ released in April 2016.” This was the single that put Anomalie on the radar for a quickly growing number of Lowtemp listeners and beyond. “Odyssée” was featured last year in the second edition of Dancing Astronaut’s 5 Under 5k.

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Anomalie said he started playing with Gramatik in August of 2016, and has also been working hard on his own music. In fact, Gramatik took some time during the show to play two of Anomalie’s brand new tracks, “Velours” and “Le Bleury,” off of his recently released debut EP, “Métropole.” Groovy, jazzy, and interesting on many levels; it was obvious during those tracks (if it hadn’t been obvious already due to his downright magical keyboard skills, as seen in this video) that Gramatik made the right decision by signing him.

With another spectacular year on the Rocks in the bag, Gramatik continues to tour and release music on a tight schedule. Last Friday, July 21, he released a new heavy-yet-funky dubstep single with Galactic Marvl, “Voyager Twins.”

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Photos by Badastronaut Photography


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