A spoonful of a JOYRYDE record has proven potentially lethal in the years since he stormed the electronic threshold. With the help of Skrillex and former label partner, OWSLA, he’s scrawled his dance-primed, bass-driven insignia to the forefront of the scene in permanent ink.
Gearing up for his debut album, Brave, on Insomniac offshoot, HARD Recs (the auspiciously affiliated imprint’s first LP, too), JOYRYDE has unfolded the second single, “Yuck,” featuring Chicago rapper, GOLD, from the upcoming project. As the collaboration’s visual accompaniment illustrates, the track is among JOYRYDE’s most lurid releases to date. Searing trap chops replace his usual four-by-four time signature, while GOLD’s austere delivery solidifies the track’s shadow-dwelling lifeblood. But the message is not without tact: JOYRYDE and GOLD use the track to rendezvous within the notion of keeping one’s head down while remaining devoted to an artistic endeavor in order to foster and maintain a sense of individualism in the process.
“Yuck” follows the first single from the album, “I’m Gone,” another gumptious house offering which arrived this past February. The full-length studio album is poised to arrive this spring.
EDC Las Vegas ranks amongst the top electronic music festivals in the world, drawing in veteran attendees and newcomers with each year. Fans have been patiently awaiting the 2019 lineup reveal, and festival don Pasquale Rotella might have just dropped an apparent hint to the first headliners.
Posted to Rotella’s Instagram profile is a short teaser clip of the flashing, trademark laser square that has characterized the recent join tour of Adam Beyer and Eric Prydz (under his Cirez D alias). If people weren’t convinced enough, the text “LAS VEGAS” flashes throughout the video, encouraging the budding hype surrounding the anticipated festival announcement. Prydz has appeared to confirm the speculations by posting the same surprise trailer to his Instagram profile as well, complete with the cryptic caption “May…”
Still fresh off the heels of their two-night city takeovers in Los Angeles and New York City, those who weren’t so lucky in their first touring round might strike gold in Vegas this year.
This project will be a follow up to his 2018 Visceral LP released on mau5trap. While those three words are the only details, the LP’s experimental sounds have staying power, which should give fans a lot to look forward to.
Getter will embark on his “Visceral Live” US tour on February 16, starting at Insomniac‘s “Crush So Cal” and continuing through April 2019. See a full list of tour dates and ticket info here. The Vine-phenomenon turned electronic producer also stars in Real Bros Of Simi Valley, a reality show satire created by comedian Jimmy Tatro. Watch the latest season now on Facebook Watch.
DUCKY is aiding listeners in seeing the only red that matters this Valentine’s Day with her I Still Believe In Love EP.
The aptly titled, four-track EP arrives on through her own Quackhouse imprint. DUCKY’s painted persona washes over the tracks; her honeyed vocals serve as an animated focal point of the gamey, melodic dubstep project. Ducky recently shared “Day Zero,” the EP’s opening track, ahead of the full release this past January.
DUCKY’s production dexterity stretches from anthems in the hardcore realm to spaced-out experimental. She started DJing at the ripe age of 13, quickly becoming enraptured by LA’s sprawling club locales. In that time, she’s acquired auspicious releases with the likes of Insomniac and Nest, to name a few.
Recently, Insomniac released the official shuttle details for this year’s EDC Las Vegas. If this is your first year attending the popular festival, then this is a benefit that you should definitely know about. Every year, Insomniac holds a shuttle system for EDC Las Vegas attendees who are in need of transportation to get to
Camp EDC, some special news has officially come your way. Insomniac has officially announced their EDC Las Vegas kickoff party for campers. The event will take place on May 15 on the campgrounds, featuring performances from Grammy-nominated Dj-producer, Fisher, and some fresh talent such as Latmun, Little Fritter, Mason Maynard, and Melé. If you had
With various versions of its flagship event spanning a series of locations like Orlando and Mexico, it’s certainly safe to say that Insomniac’s flagship event, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), has catalyzed an electronic wave of live event activity of seismic proportions following its inaugural iteration in 2010. Nine years later, a new documentary invites electronic music fans to backtrack to 2010 to reflect on the inaugural Electronic Daisy Carnival event.
Released by documentarian Le Liu, “The Last Dance” issues a nod to what were then EDC’s—and by extension, the dance music scene’s—more nascent days. “The Last Dance” devotes its focus to these earlier stages of electronic festival production vis a vis EDC 2010. The documentary explores many facets of the then developing rave culture, including the novel character of a large scale dance event like EDC, and dance music listeners’ warm reception of the first-ever Electric Daisy Carnival affair. “The Last Dance” celebrates EDC’s introductory 2010 installment at the LA Memorial Coliseum as a vibrant and interactive live music experience, through interviews with ravers, news footage, and more.
Hardly limited in its topical scope, “The Last Dance” extends its purview beyond EDC 2010, to encompass mass media’s demonetization of raves following a concurrent spike in MDMA usage, and the establishment of harm reduction groups like DanceSafe. “The Last Dance” is a thought-provoking visual trip down musical memory lane that fondly recalls the birth of Electric Daisy Carnival, while contemplating the different developments within rave culture, as the culture concurrently developed.
Insomniac has signed on one of Wuki‘s prized weapons throughout 2018 until now. “Bed Squeak” is a truly nuclear production, built to shatter bones and eardrums alike with a heavy trap drop that works in tangent with shrill, robotic synthwork for maximum destruction. When listening, it’s hard not to feel like the Ape Drums-assisted tune is a sonic slap in the face given its high power. That said, it’s the kind of slapper that head bashers and bass aficionados have long been waiting for from the producer and thus welcome with open arms. Expect to be hearing it utilized on main stages for at least another year.
“Bed Squeak” comes hot off the tip of Wuki’s recently-revealed house edit to Lion King original, “Circle Of Life.” Is it something the world really needed? That remains to be seen. That said, it seems to be doing well among fans who enjoy a dose of Disney nostalgia in with their dance music.
A cause for trance fans across Canada to rejoice, Insomniac‘s Dreamstate Vancouver is set to unravel for its inaugural edition in 2019.
The festival is booked to run this spring, April 12-13. With firm roots planted in SoCal, Dreamstate quickly grew from their flagship event to bringing together thousands of trance aficionados at sold-out events across the globe.
Dreamstate Vancouver was birthed with the aim of securing the prestigious title, “your trance destination.” Hosted just off the water at the Harbour Convention Centre, Insomniac’s ideal location was selected with both fans across the country and West Coast trance enthusiasts in mind. With over 25 unannounced artists slated across two state-of-the-art stages, fans can expect a heavy helping of talented artistry and celestial melodies to carry them through the weekend.
Insomniac CEO by day, electronic musician matchmaker by night, Pasquale Rotella has long been bringing dance music’s most dynamic DJs together under the Night Owl Radio umbrella–the most recent installment of the late-night serial not withstanding.
A credit to Rotella’s curative expertise, episode 177 of Night Owl Radio sees Rotella purvey two musical masterminds, A-Trak and Claude VonStroke, for a two-hour show that coalesces the freshest tracks of the moment. The satiating live mix is dead-set on feeding the speakers of all who tune in. Hot off their recent performances at Holy Ship! 12.0, A-Trak and Claude VonStroke prove they’re warmed up and ready to galvanize Night Owl Radio listeners to groove from the moment they each hop in the cut.
First up is A-Trak, who rounds up the records that comprise his Up All Night picks, before passing the sonic baton to Claude VonStroke. VonStroke steps in approximately an hour and a half into the installment, only to lay down a house-driven guest mix that is anything but tired. Listeners left wanting more can catch both A-Trak and Claude VonStroke at EDC Mexico, slated for February 23-24.