Pretty Lights Mails Fans USB Drives Full of Unreleased Songs

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Social media is buzzing right now as it seems Derek Vincent Smith, better known by his stage name Pretty Lights has caused his fans to absolutely break the internet with a combination of excitement, disbelief, and gratitude. Two days ago, Smith and his team masterminded one of the best fan outreach initiatives that the electronic dance music

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Flosstradamus Has Another Big Announcement For Us

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It seems like Flosstradamus has been full of news lately. The most recent announcement came when Josh Young, half of the beloved trap duo, announced his split from the partnership back in December. This had pretty much everyone (including me) speculating as to what caused the split and if Flosstradamus would live on. Well today,

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Flosstradamus Announces HDYFEST 420 At Red Rocks

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Flosstradamus might be down a man but that doesn’t mean the fun is going to stop anytime soon. The act might be down to a one-man with since Josh’s surprising departure last month by #HYDNATION is well and alive and soon to take over Red Rocks with HDYFEST on 4/20.

After selling their first annual HDYFEST last year in the same venue, Flosstradamus will return and will be bringing What So Not, Gryffin, and Branchez along. Pre-sale tickets will be available at 10 AM MST on Monday, January 30th (12 EST) while general public sale tickets will go on sale on Friday, the 3rd at 10 AM MST. 

Flosstradamus is also holding a local marijuana greenhouse tour for some lucky fans so head on over to the official site here to find out how you can win.

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Giveaway: Win a pair of tickets to Gramatik, Mr. Carmack and Ekali at Red Rocks

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This June, NYC-based producer, musician, DJ, and entrepreneur Gramatik is coming back from his far-reaching Epigram world tour to one of his favorite venues, the iconic Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Morrison, CO. For the 2017 iteration of his annual night of heavy electronic funk among the rocks, the Slovenian is bringing along his friends and fellow bass-music aficionados Mr. Carmack, Ekali, and Flamingosis.

Gramatik and his team have revamped the Nikola Tesla-inspired stage that he toured with a few years ago to once again honor the eccentric genius and his inventions. The newly re-worked stage and live show, titled RE:COIL, will again feature the aesthetic of the famous Tesla Coil, but is also meant to symbolize – as the name suggests – a departure from the numerous bizarre and tragic events in 2016 that made many people around the world recoil in shock or horror.

Check out the announcement video and enter the contest below for your chance to win two tickets to what is sure to be one of the highlights of 2017.

For those who want to be 100% certain of their spot at the show, tickets can be purchased through Gramatik’s website here.

Win a pair of tickets to Gramatik at Red Rocks (Contest on Hive.co)

Red Rocks Announces Two Huge New Shows For 2017

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Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which is perhaps one of the best-known concert venues in all of the United States has had a long and proud tradition of putting on some of the best EDM in recent memory – as well as music at large. From Skrillex’s legendary 2014 performance to The Chainsmokers debuting “All We Know” and more, there’s a whole lot of music history in those 9000+ capacity rock formations just west of Denver.

Now with Snails having just announced that Red Rocks will be home to Sluggtopiaa huge upcoming bass festival that will host Snails, NGHTMRE, Joyryde and more, Zeds Dead and Marshmello have each also joined in on the fun, announcing their own huge hard-ticket performances at the legendary venue.

TRAPFEST, one of the country’s premiere trap and bass concerts, will be presenting a huge headlining Marshmello show on Sunday, June 11. Tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10 AM MST (noon EST and 9 AM PST) almost six months in advance, which should show you just how in-demand this show will be.

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Following that, Zeds Dead has also announced their own show at the iconic venue presented by their label DeadBeats. Their upcoming show will mark Zeds Dead’s return to the venue having just recently performed there with their own curated DeadRocks concert. The show will take place July 3 with tickets available for purchase on January 13.

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Snails Announces “Sluggtopia” Red Rocks Performance For 2017 [VIDEO]

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As followers of Snails’ social media will know, his New Year’s Eve stop in Denver at Decadance marked a very important milestone in his career. He told fans to expect “the biggest announcement” he’s ever given, and lucky for us, members of the EDM Sauce team were in attendance to capture the full reveal.

During the final minutes of his hour and a half set on Saturday, Snails took to the mic to introduce his attendees to a video that played across the stage’s screens. He promised “another level of bass and filth” to take place in 2017 at Sluggtopia, a brand new festival at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

On October 6, 2017, Snails will be joined by NGHTMRE, JOYRYDE and other worthy bass music scientists to play one of their biggest shows to date, according to the video. As some have speculated, the announcement comes as a subtle hint that Snails might be taking some time off from touring in the upcoming months to more wholly focus on creating new music to premiere at the event.

Watch the full video below.

 

Source: EDM Sauce | Image: Rukes

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Snails Announces “A Whole Other Level of Bass and Filth” at Sluggtopia

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If you’ve been keeping up with Snails lately, you may have noticed that he’s been teasing “something big” is on its way. He also alluded to the fact that he would reveal more details at Decadence in Colorado on New Years Eve. With plans to cover the festival, EDM Sauce had staff in attendance of

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Snails Announces “Another Level of Bass and Filth” at Sluggtopia

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If you’ve been keeping up with Snails lately, you may have noticed that he’s been teasing “something big” is on its way. He also alluded to the fact that he would reveal more details at Decadence in Colorado on New Years Eve. With plans to cover the festival, EDM Sauce had staff in attendance of

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SunSquabi – Pygmy Up (Original Mix)

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Electro-funk livetronica band SunSquabi has had quite the year. The Colorado-based trio served up Odyssey EP, the debut record release on GRiZ’s imprint All Good Records, and toured 30+ dates in support of the release, culminating in a performance at Red Rocks in October. With the release of “Pygmy Up,” the band’s first original release since the EP, 2016 may prove to close even stronger for the GRiZ-supported breakout act.

On the record, SunSquabi collaborated with labelmate The Russ Liquid Test, who added a full horn section including saxophone, trombone, and trumpet. Analog keyboards, a Hohner D6 clarinet, and 1960s organ lend a retro vibe to the release.

In an interview with Live For Live Music, lead guitarist and producer Kevin Donohue shared some insight behind the track’s creation:

“This track is a really good example of this vintage feel that we are experimenting with in the record. In addition to using an old school techniques to record the drums, the keyboards are all analog, including a hohner D6 and a 1960s organ. We played it out live a few times with Russ (Liquid), and his horn parts really added a new level of depth. When we asked him to record on it for the studio version, he went above and beyond at his studio in new orleans, adding sax, trumpet and trombone for a full russ liquid horn section. The result is a very big room sound on the track.”

“Pygmy Up” is the first single off of the band’s forthcoming EP, which the band will tour in support of on a 14-date tour throughout December and January.

Read more:

DA Premiere: The Floozies prepare for headlining Red Rocks show with ‘Butt Rock’

SunSquabi releases ski stunt-filled official video for ‘Odyssey’ featuring GRiZ

Big Gigantic continues the annual tradition of getting rowdy at Red Rocks with Rowdytown V [Review]

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In today’s world, where culture seems to evolve at an exponential rate, four years is quite a long time. Indeed, in the music industry, this timeframe seems like half a lifetime ago. In 2012, Baauer released “Harlem Shake,” Snoop Dogg evolved into Snoop Lion, and Swedish House Mafia embarked on their farewell tour. Meanwhile, Big Gigantic held their first annual Rowdytown event at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.

The funky “livetronica” duo, made up of saxophonist/DJ Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken, have been enjoying a steadily increasing amount of success for years–long before headlining Red Rocks for their first time at Rowdytown I in 2012. While the duo has received much wider exposure since that time, the extensive nature of their musical backgrounds is often lost on fans: Lalli holds a Masters Degree from the Manhattan School of Music and Salken was a touring musician for years before joining Big G.

Lalli and Salken have succeeded in building their audience into one of the biggest families in the world, consistently hosting one of the best annual reunions that a family could have. 2016 marks the fifth year in a row that Big Gigantic have spent a weekend getting heinously rowdy with their Coloradan family at their all-time favorite venue. Over the course of two nights, September 23-24, 2016, Rowdytown V transpired with great success, affirming that the duo’s tradition is very much alive and well.

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Photo by Jim Mimna.

Every year, the outfit’s live shows get better, paralleling the quality of their studio releases. Every track off their latest album, Brighter Future, which came out a month before the event, is truly a sensation to witness through Red Rocks’ amazing sound system. The bass hits just a little harder, and the high end is just a little brighter than on their previous albums.

However, as a testament to the duo’s enduring dedication and talents, most of their classics remain set staples, and are well-received regardless of the venue. Just as the evolution of familial relationships tends to create deep connections between family members over time, the experience of following a band such as Big G for long enough to track their progression allows a more meaningful connection to develop between the performers and the audience. Both of their headlining sets at Rowdytown V strongly reiterated this notion, with older songs like “The Night Is Young” and “Nocturnal” feeling right at home among new releases like “Got The Love” or “Wide Open.”

As any good event organizer should do, the Big Gigantic team planned the sets out such people would have good reason to show up early. Thus, on top of the usual crowd who shows up early to tailgate in the parking lot, the Chicago-based duo Louis the Child enticed huge crowds to fill the venue from the very beginning of the event. Not only did the early birds have access the the prime spots, but they also got to experience another Red Rocks tradition that was in full force both nights: the sunset over Denver. A vibrant array of reds, yellows, and purples provided a stunning backdrop to the already beautiful views surrounding the venue.

One key aspect of seeing a show in an ampitheatre is being able to see the rest of the audience. Experiencing first-hand the sheer number of people getting rowdy at any given moment amplifies the energy exponentially, which continues to rise as the sky turns dark and the music turns in a heavier direction. Similarly, being able to see the band is a big part of a concert, especially one in which musicians are playing live, as it allows to strengthen the palpable connection between the audience and the performers. Red Rocks does a great job of this already, but the stage built for Big G this year brought it to another level.

A massive platform situated the group approximately 12 feet above the normal stage, allowing them to perform where everyone in the crowd could see them easily. A slanted LED wall connected the platform to the ground, and together with the two enormous LED screens on winches behind, gave a great dynamic depth to the performance. Although this year did not feature 3D projections on the rocks, there were a few times during Big G’s set where the LED walls behind the stage were lowered all the way down, highlighting the texture of the bare red rocks behind them.

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Photo by Jim Mimna.

Rowdytown is not all about Big Gigantic. Yes, Lalli and Salken host the event and headline both nights, but a major point of the concert is to switch up both the opening artists, and the collaborators that the duo brings onstage to join in on a track or two. With the family vibes in full effect both nights, Big G brought guest after guest onstage to perform with them. Some of the guests that helped them out included Probcause, GRiZ (who, much to the excitement of the crowd, played an unreleased Grizmatik track), Ivan Jackson, Jennifer HartswickPaper DiamondNatalie Cressman, and Pell.

From the planning perspective, multi-day events provide a great amount of stimulatory leeway; energy can be built up over both days, while a unique experience is created each individual day. Saturday night sold out weeks before the event rather than days before, as happened with Night One. This discrepancy makes sense when considering that Illenium is a Denver native with a large local fanbase, and OWSLA star Marshmello played the pre-headlining set. The main difference between the event’s two nights, indeed, was spurred on by the contrasting opening acts. These unique sets largely determined the differences in the crowd, which led to very different overall experiences over the weekend’s two halves.

Though Rowdytown is hardly the first two-day event to host the same headlining act on both nights of the bill, the concept posed a rather unique challenge to Big Gigantic. Lalli and Salken had to discern how to provide sets each night that would differ enough from each other to engage attendees who stayed through the festival’s entirety, while keeping their performances consistent enough so those who only went one night wouldn’t miss out on any major moments. Big G played many of the same songs both nights, but with the contrasts provided by their different openers and unique cast of collaborators, the duo switched their performances up enough to make each night unique.

Cheers to another great year of getting rowdy at one of the most iconic venues in the world.

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Photo by Live Edits Lab.


Read More:

A track-by-track album review of Big Gigantic’s ‘Brighter Future’

DA Premiere: The Floozies prepare for headlining Red Rocks show with ‘Butt Rock’

The Do LaB capture ‘Lightning in a Bottle’ in their fully-integrative festival experience [Review]