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EDM News Roundup: Week of August 24

Electronic dance music festivals, in the U.S., are nowhere from stopping. Which event should you look out for next? Electric Adventure, presented by Area Event, is coming to Great Adventure in New Jersey on October 6. This amusement park-set EDM festival features Alesso and other well-known performers. Tickets go on sale tomorrow and cover the performance and rides.

Another mega-EDM event is hitting nearby New York City. Presented by RPM and Lou B Industries, All Mixed Up extends across two venues: Pier 94 on the city’s West Side and the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. Sebastian Ingrosso along with Refune artists Alesso and Otto Knows are headlining the events. To promote the event, a trailer and mix from Ingrosso and Alesso came out this week.

For those of you looking for some dubstep not by Skrillex, 12th Planet is scheduled for a fall tour, which kicks off on August 24 in Los Angeles and heads over to Asia in early September. In support of the tour, a mini-documentary, titled 12th Planet: The End is Near, was recently released.

On the same subject as dubstep, Bassnectar echoed sentiments expressed earlier by Korn’s Jonathan Davis, about dubstep taking a metal direction. Do you agree? Does this statement seem moderately authentic, now that it’s coming from an EDM performer?

Bassnectar is not the only artist doing a cross over, these days. Snoop Dogg, who recently experimented with reggae under name Snoop Lion, is trying his hand at EDM as DJ Snoopadelic. His first electronic release, aptly titled Loose Joints, just came out this week.

Velvetine is expanding EDM as we know it. A collaboration between Myon & Shane 54 and singer Aruna, Velvetine is creating more instrumental-based electronic music. Although debuting on Trance Around the World in 2011, their single “The Great Divide” is officially being released on September 3 through Anjunabeats.

Booka Shade just came out with the Honeysmack EP, on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak label. Aoki, meanwhile, is heading over to Australia soon.

Not a proper release, Zedd received endorsement, of sorts, from Lady Gaga this week and is rumored to be working on her upcoming third studio album, ARTPOP. For a less prestigious pop star endorsement, Miley Cyrus claimed she is the vocalist on Israeli DJ Borgore’s track “Decisions.” Borgore, however, says he never worked with the Hannah Montana star.

Do you think EDM and ultimate fighting go together? Announced in Rolling Stone, that theme will pervade the music video for upcoming Deadmau5 single “Professional Griefers”, featuring My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way. Also concerning Deadmau5, SOL Republic just announced a collaboration with the DJ for new Track HD Headphones.

Do you think you can remix better than Skrillex? Or that you could make Skrillex’s releases sound better? If so, a Google Chrome app came out recently, giving you the option to remix Bangarang.

Who do you think is best American DJ is? Rather than find out, why not determine it by voting in the America’s Best DJ poll, presented by DJ Times and Pioneer. Now, the top performers leading are A-Trak, Bassnectar, BT, Diplo, DJ Craze, Markus Schulz, Morgan Page, Porter Robinson, Steve Aoki, and Wolfgang Gartner, out of 100 artists. In the past, Kaskade and DJ Q-Tips won. The poll closes on September 4, and the award ceremony is October 7.

By | 2016-12-02T15:07:08+00:00 August 24, 2012|News|1 Comment
  • Johnny the Fox

    Does Steve Aoki even DJ when he’s suppose to be djing. All that other shit is whack!