When it comes to live performances, you can either watch them in person or on your computer, and this week’s news has announcements for both forms. First, Tiesto, who released a video for his upcoming Club Life College Invasion Tour, added Quintino to this lineup. The tour – an in-person affair – starts on October 2 in Syracuse.
On the other side of the world, adidas Originals is presenting another Stripes Sessions 2012. Their last was in June, with Dada Life, and the next, scheduled for September 14, has Hudson Mohawke performing from their Osaka, Japan store. The performance is being streamed from adidas Originals’ Facebook page.
On the subject of Dada Life and live performances, the duo, along with Excision and Danny Avila, were added to the lineup of Electric Adventure – an EDM festival at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. Already, the lineup includes Arty, Super Mash Brothers, and DJ Bl3nd.
Ibiza’s closing parties are about to kick off. This includes Hed Kandi, which just announced its final lineup. Hed Kandi’s Ibiza closing party starts September 22. Meanwhile, also in the Balearic paradise, Richie Hawtin and Luciano headlined Ushuaia together this past week.
Knife Party are starting their Haunted House Tour, which kicks off October 26 in New York City.
For festivals that have already come and gone, Electric Zoo saw its attendance rise in 2012. With 110,000 fans in attendance, the festival on Randall’s Island was at sold-out capacity over Labor Day weekend.
The end of September and early October features two highly-anticipated singles. First, there’s Steve Angello’s “Yeah,” which Pete Tong recently premiered. Angello, however, has been including the stadium-banger in sets on his recent tour. Then, on October 1, Starkillers & Richard Beyon, featuring Natalie Peris, are putting out “What Does Tomorrow Bring.” Pete Tong, again, premiered the track on his Essential Selection.
Avicii, meanwhile, opened for Madonna’s MDNA Tour at Yankee Stadium over the weekend and at the after party, debuted some new tracks. Paris Hilton broke the news via Twitter, which means that the wannabe-DJ heiress got to hear the new music before the rest of us.
More of an oddity track, Alzie Ramsey put out a progressive house version of Chopin’s Prelude in D Minor, Op. 28, No. 126. How do you think classical music works for the dance floor?
As far as full-length releases are concerned, Nero’s Welcome Reality is getting a re-release on Interscope after being a success in the U.K. Speaking of re-releases, David Guetta put out his re-packaged Nothing But The Beat and everyone was pretty much underwhelmed.
Deadmau5, in an interview with USA Today, announced plans for something bigger – could it be a hair metal-like spectacle applied to house music, as he hinted at? We’ll have to wait and see.