Protect IP Act

It’s a bill tailored by the the entertainment industry to try and stop pirating of music and movies on the web, but is positioning itself to disrupt how we use the internet day to day…

What our generation does on a daily basis would incur huge penalties, fines, and possibly jail time for simply trying to spread the music we love to the masses. Trying to hype new songs, artists, and albums would be infringements that give private corporations the ability to block OUR blog(s). It’s an unprecedented bill that is being fast-tracked through Congress in the dark of night and should be spread through the same facets that it’s trying to hinder!

Some more food for thought on this disturbing topic:

According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year — that’s for a fix that won’t work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.

We can’t just stand by, like the corporations are expecting us to… let us stand united and fight this together! Go to the website below and fill out the information it needs to help support the cause.

http://americancensorship.org/

FreakNight 2011: A Night of Musical Mayhem

When explaining FreakNight 2011 to others, you find yourself stumbling for the correct words to adequately sum up this night of perfection. Incredible, mind-blowing, everything you ever wanted and more…the list goes on and on.  With a sold out attendance of 15,000 people, Seattle‘s WaMu Theater found itself engulfed in a night of musical mayhem.  To all of you that missed October 28th’s madness: THIS IS FREAKNIGHT2011.

An interactive production put on by Seattle’s USC Events, FreakNight 2011 stunned the Northwest with a hefty lineup featuring artists such as Tiesto, Dada Life, Cosmic Gate Felix Cartal, Feed Me, Pendulum, The Japanese Popstars and more.  Unfortunately featured artist Doctor P dropped out at the last minute due to personal conflicts and a number of cancelled shows.  Despite that, the night still proved to be more than successful.

From carnival rides, to game booths, to free swag and interactive circus performances.  Fire spinners, acrobats, trampolines, bumping lego trucks, costume contests, rock walls, endless bars and more USC stocked the event with plenty of fun that made the 8:00pm-4:00am event endlessly entertaining.  Additionally, an after party that lasted from 3:00am-8:00am at local Seattle club Volume kept the party going well into the morning.

One of our favorite moments of this year’s FreakNight would have to be Dada Life‘s hilariously entertaining set.  The duo dressed themselves in fat chef costumes and bopped around the stage, inviting anyone in a banana costume to join in their fun.  Inflatable bananas and champagne bottles, along with an abundance of energy surged through the crowd.  From ‘Happy Violence’ to their interpretation of Benassi‘s classic ‘Satisfaction‘, the entire venue found themselves doing the Dada.

Tiesto certainly lived up to his name and dragged the crowd alongside him on a roller coaster ride of sound.  He threw tracks such as Delirium‘s ‘Silence’ and Sneaky Sound System‘s ‘I Will Be Here’ and even a remix of Oasis‘Wonderwall’ into the mix.  With almost 15,000 fans packed into the crowd, it surged from the stage, up the bleachers and to the ceiling with an ecstatic, continually dancing audience.  To sum it up, Tiesto was 100% captivating.

On one of the smaller stages, Felix Cartal had the area packed.  With dozens of confetti cannons, fans were caught dancing in a confetti storm of sound.  Felix bopped around blissfully in a Max suit from ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and looked like he was having just as much fun as his wild audience.  With confetti constantly swirling around, everyone was happily lost in the moment.

To end the night, Cosmic Gate was the perfect pick.  Their beautiful light sound had the crowd still going into the early hours, with fog cannons blasting and lazer lights flying around.  We couldn’t help but just sit back, rest and let their sound cascade over us.  Perfect, perfect way to end the night.

Be sure to check our more of the fun on USC Event‘s webpage where you will soon be able to find hundreds of photos and videos documenting this epic night!

http://www.uscevents.com/

All we have left to ask is: What did YOU think of FreakNight 2011.  All we can say now is that we are counting down the days to when we can get our tickets to FreakNight 2012.  Enjoy.

-The Usual Suspects

Overkill?

I think not! Especially when you fuse some Drum & Bass with a little 2-Step, then you get this track from Delta Heavy (which is very fitting given their name with the hard bass drops and DnB progression of the song). Just a little something to spice up your Wednesday and feed the palette just what it has been craving.

CRANK IT!

If there is any ‘change in the air’, then it would have to be from this new remix of Morgan Page‘s track ‘In The Air’ by Mord Fustang. Just one of the many reasons for loving the EDM scene is when tracks like this surface! Mord Fustang puts out an insane mix of a song you may love, or hate, and adds a completely unique feel to the track. This will do a lot of Morgan Page fans justice as well, so don’t just kick it to the back-burner and check it now!

R U Ready??

R U Ready (Dubstep Mix) | Drumsound & Bassline Smith

We weren’t either……

Enjoy this heavy hitting dubstep track from Drumsound & Bassline Smith and if it just isn’t enough, we’re throwing another track of their at ya too.

Error | Drumsound & Bassline Smith

Be Back On Sunday!

The Usual Suspects will be gone to IdentityFest @ The Gorge —hosted by our hometowns USC Events— until Sunday, but we can’t express in words how excited we are right now. Hope you all have awesome weekend and we miss you Lauren Hruska! Catch you all on the return, but enjoy this song by Dell Gibbons ft. Miss. RobertsFreedom (Fronzerelli’s Superclub Piano Dub) and don’t forget to move your body.

Tomorrowland 2011 After Video

Some of our favorite live-sets of this Summer have come from this festival in Belgium and this video shows just how amazing it would’ve been to be there for all the live effects incorporated with the BEST DJ’s in the world. Not only does this give you a glimpse into what is Tomorrowland, but it also has an incredible soundtrack of new hits that have (or are) coming out.

Check it out!

Soundtrack:

0:00 – 2:00  – Pryda – Mirage + Empire of The Sun – We Are People (mash up)

2:00 – 2:37 – Avicii – Levels

2:37 – 4:20 – Sebastian Ingrosso ft. Alesso – Calling + Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Generation X (mash up)

4:20 – 6:20 – Steve Angello ft. Alex metric – Open Your Eyes

6:20 – 6:49 – Sandro Silva ft. Quintino – Epic

6:49 – 8:18 – Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ft. Angger Dimas – Madagascar

8:18 – 10:05 – Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Rej

10:05 – 11:33 –  Swedish House Mafia – Save the World (ZEDD Remix)

Dirtyphonics Coming To Showbox Market

On the 22nd of September Dirtyphonics and Jakwob will be taking The Showbox @ The Market by storm. Seattle, you should just plan on getting BLASTED by some dirty, grimy, or grungy bass during this show, but expect all three. Tickets are still priced pretty cheaply for this event, especially for artists like these two. Click here for more info on this event — Showbox @ The Market, or check out Kaos Theory Events.

Dirtyphonics:

Jakwob: