Watch internet sensation, California house light up in time with Skrillex’s ‘Bangarang’

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In 2011, Skrillex’s abrasive, headbanging musical style was largely seen as the cornerstone of the modern counterculture. Now, just under a decade later, era-defining rave tracks like “Bangarang” have fully evolved into family fodder.

YouTube’s Tom BetGeorge repurposed Skrillex’s EDM classic into a proper Halloween howler, choreographing a neighborhood worth of holiday decorations for a light show that’s got viral buzz written all over it. A choir of jack-o-lanterns leads to a stunning display that manages to be half rave, half Halloween, and a complete headache for neighbors—depending whom you ask.

In attempts at neighborly altruism, the “Bangarang” house only operates for two hours a night on weekends “to minimize traffic in the neighborhood,” and dually serves as a fundraiser for the McHenry House, a family shelter in Tracy, California.

Also included in the two-hour set are choreographed light performances to “Chop Suey,” as well as the themes to Stranger Things and Ghostbusters. The BetGeorge Christmas show starts on December 13, for more details visit Magical Light Shows‘ Facebook page.

‘Day of the deadmau5 2019’ mix is here [Stream]

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The cat’s out of the bag: mau5trap’s new day of the deadmau5 mix is here to slay.

Mixed by deadmau5 himself, the hour-long Halloween treat highlights some of the talent that’s fleshed out mau5trap’s menacing bass-forward sound over the past 16 months. Let’s be honest though—it wouldn’t be a deadmau5 Halloween mix without “Ghosts N’ Stuff,” but day of deadmau5 is largely a coming-out party for some of the label’s upcoming acts. The result is a mix that covers the majority of the current dance music spectrum, diving headfirst into the mosh pit with tracks from Callie Reiff and Getter, while sprinkling a bit of techno dust onto the mix with a handful of tracks from i_o, who is proving to be less a flavor of the week and more a flavor of the year with his constant stream of techno-infused heat.

day of the deadmau5 mix is now available now through Apple Music, for those daring to get their spook on.

Lady Gaga may have just revealed her next song title

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Halloween is here, and everyone is getting in the spirit, including the mistress of the mad, the fraulein of freak, Lady Gaga. While Gaga dons Halloween-level costumes day in and day out, she still goes the extra mile for national spook day in various ways, most recently through the ever-traditional pumpkin carving.

On Oct. 30, Gaga posted a picture on her Twitter of her fruit-mutilation session. The pumpkin did not feature any sort of intricate design—just a knife sticking out of the top and the words “FUCK THIS” painted across the hull.

In the bottom left corner of the picture there is an iPhone playing a song titled “Stupid Love.” This would not be the first song with this name. Jason Derulo and Dan + Shay have produced songs with the same title. But based on a few clues such as that the title was listed in all capitals, there was no artwork or artist information, and there have been rumors of a new Gaga song with that name circulating around the internet for quite a while now, new music may be incoming.

Is there new Gaga material just around the corner? See for yourself below.

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It’s here: RL Grime staggers shiver-inducing drops in ‘Halloween VIII’ [Stream]

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Since 2012, each installment in the Halloween sonic saga has reaffirmed what was established eight years ago with the seminal mix in the series: All Hallow’s Eve belongs to RL Grime.

The trap tastemaker’s Halloween tradition hasn’t just gained traction in the time since its initial launch—it’s cultivated a cult following. Each October, electronic music enthusiasts train and fixate their eyes on the fateful calendar square, bearing the annual promise of new RL Grime music: October 31. Name a more reliable treat—we’ll wait.

For the past eight years, the NOVA producer has soundtracked Halloween with mixes that manifest as heavy hybrids of hip-hop and trap selections. Ample in sonic horsepower and jam-packed with adrenaline-spiking, goosebump-inciting bass, RL Grime’s Halloween mixes are potent demonstrations of his curative acumen.

The predecessor to 2019’s Halloween VIII mix, Halloween VII commenced with an eerie vocal introduction from Shaq before ultimately segueing into its constituting collection of rap and electronic crossover cuts. The newest addition to the spectral series is the subwoofer-worthy Halloween 8, which affords the opening honors to a figure matched in repute by Halloween: Mayor of Flavortown, Guy Fieri.

With a convictional exclamation (“love, peace, and taco grease”), Fieri kicks off the hotly anticipated effort. As in prior years of Halloween’s production, the Halloween VIII listening experience ought not to be a passive one for streamers, whose ears should be pricked for RL Grime IDs.

The bass purveyor has been known to embed unreleased music within his Halloween mixes, in a not-so-subtle preview of the productions yet to come. Case in point, 2016’s Halloween V, which provided the platform for an advance listen of RL Grime’s collaboration with Skrillex and What So Not, “Waiting.” Grime went on to formally release the single several days later on November 3, 2016.

Riddled with IDs, including an especially titillating Whethan-RL rendezvous, Halloween VIII is indeed RL Grime’s seasonal treat to listeners.

Celebrate spooky season by revisiting each of RL Grime’s Halloween mixes, here.

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Kayzo unleashes Halloween compilation project featuring TYNAN, Duke & Jones, Lil Texas, and more

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The night is young and full of terrors, including Kayzo’s new Halloween compilation album, Little Comp of Horrors Vol.1, the first of hopefully many fight-filled shared releases from the electronic music punk rocker’s Welcome Records. The project includes various up-and-comers in the bass space including tracks from TYNANLil TexasDuke & Jones, and more. Also included in the grip of heavy hitters is the ringleader’s first single release, “Lights Out,” since his diverse sophomore album, Unleashed.

Through menacing melodies and heavy percussion, the electronic-rock hybrid producer gathered tracks ranging from hardstyle to dubstep and many more in between and adjacent. The consistent theme rallies around this frightful time of year, a perfect follow-through from one of electronic music’s most terrifyingly good producers.

1788-L takes on the iconic ‘Halloween’ theme

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When the original “Halloween” film came out in 1978, its reoccurring theme throughout the movie quickly became one of the most recognizable parts of the Halloween season. Many decades and films later, the musical theme still packs a heavy punch. It’s been remixed countless times by artists of all musical backgrounds, but fans of the franchise seem to still enjoy seeing fresh takes on the eerie melody.

Forty-one years after the slasher film debuted, 1788-L has put his own spin on the haunting tune and filled it with thrashing wubs and pounding bass. He kicks off his iteration with chirping crickets and an introductory piano melody, quickly leading into a fast-paced build. Using a clip from the film about Michael Myers’ escape, he drops the listener into a cacophony of bass.

Happy Halloween, courtesy of 1788-L.

REZZ and Malaa unshackle mid-tempo malice, ‘Criminals,’ just in time for Halloween

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REZZ and Malaa‘s long-awaited, two-headed aural animal of unearthly proportions has arrived. “Criminals” has been the source audacious anticipation from each artist’s fandom—who often and enthusiastically intersect—but have now directly collided for the occasion.

The track rings of the beguiling mid-tempo riddling REZZ’s catalog, but that has only just began to slither and writhe into Malaa’s repertoire, namely in the form of “Revolt.” Although, the transition has proved a seamless one for the anonymous but sonically marked masked phenomenon.

The track sizzles with the explosive nature of both its creative entities. However it’s rather difficult to discern who contributed to what production-wise, since the song arrives like a bare-bones version of a REZZ original. The grimacing vocal hook, however, harkens Malaa’s handiwork for certain.

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Get your spook on with Lane 8’s Halloween mixtape

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Just a few days shy of the spookiest day of the year, Lane 8 has blessed the music world with a two-hour-and-19-minute Halloween mixtape, packed full of eerie goodies. While he didn’t reveal a track list for the lengthy offering, fans can rest assured that this new compilation will satisfy their sonic palates with its supernatural sounds of the season.

Lane 8 has been gearing up for the release of his forthcoming LP, Brightest Lights, due out Jan. 10, 2020 via This Never Happened. He’s already unveiled the album’s first two singles, “Brightest Lights” and “Sunday Song.”

As the world awaits the follow up to Lane 8’s debut LP, Little By Little, soundtrack your Halloween week with these two-plus haunted hours.

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Deep Root Records announces Soho Grand Halloween bash with Francis Mercier, Jeremiah, and more

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New York’s event circuit brings electronic dance music enthusiasts an array of different options for Halloween 2019, and of them all it is Deep Root Records’ Soho Grand party that best caters to house music fans. Tailored to the sonic tastes of those who lust for four-on-the-floor rhythms that bring the body funk, Deep Root’s Soho Grand disco house affair will unfold in Club Room 237 at The Soho Grand Club Room on October 31.

House music all night long is the objective. Label head, Francis Mercier, will be joined by Jeremiah, AG, and DUCCI over the course of the evening. The artists will first set a soulful, underground groove into motion and, much to the delight of the costumed crowds, maintain it from start to finish.

Deep Root Records has cultivated a reputation for house music focused event curation that couples high caliber production with adroit acts. Deep Root’s 2019 Soho Grand party is another enticing offering from the esteemed record label, and it certainly won’t be their last. Tickets to the can’t miss Halloween bash are now available and can be purchased, here.

Event roundup: DA’s 13 spookiest Halloween 2019 hotspots

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The Masquerade by Claptone & MK (Montreal)

October 31

Two house titans, Claptone and MK, converge in Montreal for a wild night at club favorite, Dstrkt. “The Masquerade” of course refers to Claptone’s ongoing series of masked gatherings that take guests into an alternate dimension with entrancing electronic beats and cameos by fellow wild DJ characters. Both MK and Claptone come from an elevated class of electronic talent, assuring a night of seamless spinning and anonymous holiday exuberance.

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Bassnectar’s Freakstyle: Day of the Dead (Michigan)

November 1 -2

Candidly, every Bassnectar event is a little on the freaky side. But Freakstyle 2019, this year returning to Grand Rapids, November 1-2, is Lorin Ashton’s unanimously scene-accepted moment of madness. The Crowned Prince of beguiling bass is bringing some equally aural experimentation-friendly associates along for the ride (J:Kenzo, Kursa, Stylust, Aztek, Super Dre and Distinct Motive).

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Wynwood Fear Factory (Miami) 

October 25

Halloween lineups are keeping things hot heading into the fall events season. Chief among them comes from the organizers at Diskolab, with Wynwood Fear Factory’s stacked 2019 lineup. Mana Wynwood Warehouse is the place to be on October 25, with IlleniumKnife PartyGareth EmeryMalaa, and more all making their way to Miami for Halloween.

Additional support comes by way of performances from Matt Medved, EDX, and DROELOE. Wynwood Fear Factory passes and VIP packages are on sale now

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Suwannee Hulaween (Florida)

October 24 – 27

The founders of Chicago’s notorious North Coast Music Festival are returning to bring their multifarious earmark to Florida this freaky season, by way of Suwannee Hulaween in Live Oak, Florida. The four-day weekender, October 24-27 is packing profound firepower for its 2019 installment, with all-embracing artistry like Anderson.Paak, Whethan, Big Wild, Tchami, Mija, and Umphrey’s McGee heating up the roster. It’s enough to make you want to get weird in the Floridian backwoods this season.

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Minimal Effort All Hallow’s Eve (Los Angeles)

October 26

Topping the bill for the event’s fifth anniversary is the endlessly talented polymath, Bonobo, hosting his own Outlier stage. Just below is the UK groove machine Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs alongside Machinedrum‘s collaborative project with Jimmy Edgar, JETS, which will serve as a welcomed departure from the expected house and techno roster.

From there, a series of stand-out talents including Prok|FitchFort Romeau, and Enzo Siragusa remain with the promise of additional acts.

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HARD Halloween at Red Rocks (Morrison)

October 26

HARD‘s bringing its harrowing roundup of unearthly artistry back to the venerable Coloradan Red Rocks Ampitheatre, including Gramatik, Kayzo, Tom Morello, ARMNHMR, DUCKY, and Mom N Dad. Going down on Saturday, October 26, HARD is returning to prove it can hold down Halloween all over the map in the electronic event ether.

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HARD Day of the Dead (Los Angeles)

November 2

HARD has long reigned supreme over the West Coast event space, and HARD Day of the Dead is a veteran Halloween destination fraught with well-earned acclaim. This year, for November 2, HARD has secured Dog Blood, TOKiMONSTA, Damian Lazarus, The Martinez Brothers, and more for its 2019 haunting of Downtown LA’s State Historic Park.

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Weed Rave Presents: Halloweed Rave (Los Angeles)

October 25 at TBA Warehouse, DTLA

Who doesn’t like weed and electronic music? In many cases, the two go hand-in-hand. LA transplant Michelle Lhooq, known for her dynamic journalistic accounts of THC in nightlife, has merged these two items into an experiential event built for the Southern California underground. A TBA warehouse will be filled with two rooms—the hardcore-driven Sativa with headliner DJ Assault and the ambient Indica—as well as a scavenger hunt for free edible treats and live art from local contributors. It’s high-jinx in the best of ways.

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DUSK To DAWN (San Francisco)

October 25

San Francisco’s Midway plays host to a top caliber array of house and techno talent once again, this time for a Halloween mélange of local and imported artists. UK pioneers Sasha and Lee Burridge are headlining, while founder of Burning Man institution Opulent Temple Syd Gris will also be spinning. Other Bay Area favorites populating the cavernous venue’s four rooms includes Rooz, Borzu, and Oona X, while fellow UK veteran James Trystan also joins in the festivities.

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Sunset Sound System Halloween Costume Boat Party (San Francisco)

October 27

Bay Area staple Sunset Sound System have built a strong reputation for themselves over their 25 years of putting together underground-led outdoor parties, and their annual Halloween Costume Boat Party continues on this tradition. 2019’s iteration sees John Tejada & Reggie Watts playing a live set under their Wajatta guise, while OG Sunset member Solar, now a favorite on the European circuit, will be stopping by his hometown for the bacchanale. Quality electronic music with a stunning Bay Bridge backdrop sounds like an ideal way to kick off Hallo-weekend, in our books.

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Cityfox Halloween (NYC)

October 26

Switzerland’s premier underground house brand Cityfox takes over Brooklyn’s Avant Gardner for a 12-hour affair on October 26. With a balanced mixture of live and DJ performances, those partial to deep, lush house sounds will find delight in artists like Bedouin, Rodriguez Jr, Stimming, Dance Spirit, Lee Burridge, Monolink, Art Department, and many more leading the charge. There’s a reason why Cityfox has become a favorite within the New York underground over its years taking a second home in the city.

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Circoloco Halloween (NYC)

October 26

Ibiza mainstay Circoloco and Brooklyn stalwarts Teksupport team up for their fourth Halloween at a virgin warehouse in the borough’s Navy Yard. They’ve booked a wide-ranging assemblage of artists, including French experimentalist Bambounou, Keinemusik co-owners &ME and Rampa, Burberry curator William Djoko, Seth Troxler, and the legendary Honey Dijon. Circoloco’s signature red light aesthetic offers an atmosphere perfectly fitting of its Halloween theme.

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Jawbreaker Fest with Above & Beyond (Chicago)

October 25

The Midwest’s Jawbreaker Festival is bringing a delectable slate of trance, progressive, and house to its home cities of Chicago and Detroit for two days of Halloween thrills. Above & Beyond, hot off the heels of ABGT350 in Prague, are headlining, with Gabriel & Dresden as well as Qrion joining along for the ride in Chicago. Kenneth Thomas and John Beltran offer support for the beloved trio on October 26 in Detroit. The weekend will certainly be one to remember for Anjuna aficionados, who will be treated to seamless production Jawbreaker brings to the table as well.

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