Spring Awakening Music Festival 2018 Recap

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For three days straight on the weekend of June 8, the city of Chicago was filled with deep beats, pop-inspired melodies, and bass that reverberated through the streets. This is Spring Awakening, Chicago’s premiere electronic music festival. Located in Addams/Medill Park, the festival attracted concert goers far beyond the city limits to include residents from

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Zeds Dead drops off massive 1000Volts collaboration, “Kill ‘Em”

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Zeds Dead have made a career out of destroying crowds with their endless canon of haymakers. Adding to their catalog, the duo are back again with “Kill ‘Em,” a ground-shaking collaboration featuring 1000Volts, the production and vocal duo of Redman and Jayceeoh.

First previewed at EDC last month, DC and Hooks come through with the official release via Deadbeats to meet popular demand. The song begins with a Redman verse, with the veteran Wu-Tang Clan affiliate working the vicious hip-hop/bass hybrid sound that characterizes 1000Volts polarizing style. Zeds Dead and Jayceeoh take the reigns as the track drops into bass-heavy madness, dropping off a setlist ignitor made to turn dance floors into a full-on frenzies.

Holy Ship! releases stacked 2019 lineup including REZZ, Claude VonStroke, NGHTMRE, Zeds Dead & More

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Holy Ship! is notorious for selling out in a matter of minutes, and the Norwegian Cruise Lines’ ship turned floating EDM festival is set to do the same with the unveiling of the 2019 lineup.

The two-weekend festival is set to take place with a four night sailing January 5-9, 2019 for the festival’s 12th sailing. It is immediately followed by the three night trip January 9-12, 2019 for its 13th rendition.

Each of the Holy Ship! 2019 sailings will depart from Port Canaveral and chart a course to the Bahamas, with official pre-parties to be scheduled. The itinerary for 12.0 includes two days at Great Stirrup Cay, giving attendees two chances to experience the famed private island parties, followed by a day at sea, before heading home. 13.0 will feature a full day of sailing upon the open seas and a day long party stop at Great Stirrup Cay before heading home.

This year’s lineup is diverse with diverse acts ranging including heavy hitters like REZZBob MosesClaude VonStrokeZeds Dead and NGHTMRE. Fans who want to experience the action live can find more information and secure their cabin at www.holyship.com.

Photo Credit: Holy Ship!/Joseph Llanes

Omar LinX and Hunter Siegel connect once again on ‘Celebrate’

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For years, Toronto rapper, Omar LinX has been aligning himself with prominent faces in the EDM domain – most extensively with fellow Canadians and ubiquitous producer duo  Zeds Dead, most notably on their lauded 2012 Victor EP. LinX’s coarse, vigorous delivery of his feverishly conscious raps is the ideal accompaniment for a dubstep track.

Most recently, LinX has lent his ominous, provocative vocals to another distinguished Canadian electronic act and close associate of DC and Hooks, Hunter Siegel, for their collaborative track, “Celebrate.” Siegel’s dark, driving dubstep-influenced production flows flawlessly beneath LinX’s aggressively cerebral rapping. This isn’t the first time the two have linXed up either, in fact, the two have proven to be a formidable pairing in the past as LinX is heard spitting his hell-bent rhymes over Siegel’s production in both 2015’s “Back To You,” and 2016’s “621.”

Must listen: Zeds Dead deliver bass laden remix of 3LAU’s ‘Touch’

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Zeds Dead put their own “Touch” on the track of the same title from 3LAU’s debut album, Ultraviolet. As with all productions bearing the Zeds Dead stamp, the take is one of high caliber.

The emotive original gains a quicker bpm count and bass laden additions in Zeds Dead’s remix. Joined by tasteful percussive accents and some gritty, dubstep-esque sounds leading up to each drop point of the revamp, the elements that Zeds Dead add to the Carly Paige assisted original amplify the affective power of the tune, while preserving its poignance.

Zeds Dead Releases Hauntingly Beautiful Remix Of 3lau’s – ‘Touch’ (ft. Carly Paige)

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Zeds Dead are two of the most celebrated artists in bass music. The duo who helped popularize the dubstep sound in the US in the mid to late 2000’s has explored new genres in recent years but still does bass music arguably better than anyone. Today they have released an official remix of 3lau’s vocal-driven

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3LAU ramps up the energy with DnB remix of ‘Star Crossed’

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3LAU had a big year thanks to the release of his widely anticipated LP, Ultraviolet. The album amassed over 40 million streams so far, and the Las Vegas-based DJ and producer is also set to release a full remix album of Ultraviolet, with two remixes done from the producer himself. The first is now out, and it is his DnB take on track “Star Crossed” that ramps up the energy with a hectic drop playing off of the soothing vocals.

Ultraviolet Remixed contains another remix from 3LAU, as well as remixes from Zeds Dead, ZAXX and others. Stay tuned for the full album release coming on May 18th.

HARD Summer delivers mind-bending 2018 lineup loaded with special back-to-back performances

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HARD Summer is pulling out all the stops for the upcoming edition of the festival, led by one of the event’s most memorable lineups to date. Slated for August 4 – 5, and returning to a familiar venue at Fontana’s Auto Club Speedway, HARD’s flagship event is sticking to their tried and true playbook of marquee dance and hip-hop match ups, laced together by the underground’s finest newcomer talents, dropping off a lineup of over 70 acts. Best of all, 2018 now is officially the year of the back-to-back.

Marshmello, Travis Scott, Louis The Child and Porter Robinson‘s Virtual Self project are all tapped for headlining duties, along with , Louis Vuitton’s newly-signed artistic director and moonlighting DJ Virgil Abloh, and Flosstradamus. In between massive headliners and top-card highlights that include Rick Ross, Slushii, Ekali, San Holo and more, the talent roster is littered with never-before-seen back-to-back performances that could honestly form their own insane lineup.

Diplo and Dillon Francis will share the stage for the first time, and Jauz will join Zeds Dead for a co-headlining slot, Snails and Kill The Noise are apparently allowed to perform together, despite how dangerous that sounds. Four Color Zack and DJ Craze are bringing their 2¢ project to HARD Summer as well as Escapade, Ardalan and Walker & Royce‘s Dirtybird mashup. Borgore and Getter are pairing for an unholy union, and Baauer and A-Trak are joining for another one of their rare tag-team bouts. And these are just the back-to-back sets.

Additional firepower from Mija, k?d, Tokimonsta, Madam X, Joyryde and many more round out one of HARD’s best bookings to date. And with the festival boasting added amenities, updated safety and comfort features, plus a hilarious trailer that pins Diplo as the “Dawson’s Creek looking motherf****r” he is, we’re looking at what could be the most over-the-top edition of HARD Summer yet.

Moonrise releases stacked lineup with Diplo, Marshmello, Kaskade, and DJ Snake as headliners

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Baltimore-based Moonrise Festival has released lineup for its 2018 iteration, and the artist roster is as impressive as any this summer, with headliners including Diplo, Marshmello, Kaskade, DJ Snake, NGHTMRE, and Zeds Dead. Headliners is a relative term because the festival will also see performances from the likes of Galantis, Illenium, Excision, and 3LAU among many others.

Last year, thunderstorms shut Moonrise down for a  period of time, so hopefully the weather will be more cooperative this year for festival-goers.This year the festival will take place from August 11–12, and tickets are already on sale here.

Zeds Dead issue impressive sequel to their Deadbeats Radio dubstep series with second episode

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Following the popularity of their “Old School Dubstep Throwback Episode,” Zeds Dead continue their saga with another impressive “All Dubstep” installment of their Deadbeats Radio label mix series. The special episodes are dedicated to exploring the full spectrum of dubstep, from the genre’s humble beginnings to the classics that influenced their own unique sound.

In Deadbeats Radio 041, the boys explore the contemporary current of dubstep, showcasing a few of their own recent tracks, with some masterclass mixing that takes listeners on a rollercoaster ride through low tempo sound and melodic breaks. Of course, it wouldn’t be a dubstep throwback episode without Zeds Dead paying homage to some old classics in Truth’s “Lion,” Skrillex‘s “Ruffneck,” and Caspa‘s heavy remix of deadmau5 and Kaskade‘s “I Remember.”

Ganja White Night x Zeds Dead – Samurai
SPL – The Vision
Infekt – Fearless (Original Mix)
Juju, Magalodon – Eine Fette Party (Original Mix)
Lifecycle – Zero-X (Original Mix)
Lifecycle (NL) – CPT. Bassline (Original Mix)
Roadsbeaf – Hollywood (Original Mix)
Synkro – Everybody Knows
Chad Dubz – Void (Original Mix)
Cookie Monsta – Soundboy
Zeds Dead – Woman Wine
Jardin Bruxsel – Requake
Breakage – Higher
Farkas – Keepin’ It (Original Mix)
Sub Focus – Coming Closer (feat. Takura)
Truth – Lion (feat. Taso)
Skrillex – Ruffneck (Flex)
Ganja White Knight – Outta Time (feat. The Widdler)
J Kenzo – Cross Polarity
Mydas – Squared (Original Mix)
Proxima – Trapped
TMSV – Modification
Deadmau5 & Cascade – I Remember (Caspa Remix)
L-Wiz – Powder
Dubamine – Mental (Original Mix)
Von D ft. Phephe – Show Me
Burial – Archangel