Winter Hunter

Everyone has those tracks.  Hear it once, listen to it 1000+ times, and still you never grow tired of it.  This is one of those tracks.  Haunting vocals, dramatic drop and the perfect flow of sound.  THIS track is one that makes whatever you are doing, wherever that may be absolutely and completely epic.  Go ahead and listen, because ‘Winter Hunter’ refuses to be forgotten.

Every Other Way

This isn’t a new song, but its been one of those days that I’ve spent scrolling through old playlists and rediscovering some of the gems within them. Here’s a song originally done by BT, but this remix is done by DYM (Damn You Mongolians) and is simply magnificent. Hope you all enjoy the beauty within it as much as I do!

Adventure Club Dub

Dubstep lovers rejoice because below is a series of Adventure Club remixes and tracks.  If you have never listened to this hot Canadian duo, Christian Srigley & Leighton James, then you’re ears are definitely in for a treat.

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

Knife Party

If you haven’t heard of these guys then get on it, because they’re gaining fans at an EPIC pace (and for good reason)! About a month ago, I posted a song of theirs entitled ‘Zoology‘ that not only features Skrillex, but has been getting some major attention. Since then, they’ve been hard at work, building up their music repertoire. With an upcoming EP titled “100% No Modern Talking” (featuring four brand new tracks) , an additional feature on Porter Robinson’s EP ‘Spitfire’ with a remix of the track ‘Unison’, and a new track with none other than Swedish House Mafia called ‘Antidote’; they have definitely been busy.

Still have no idea who I’m talking about? Maybe a little background on them will leave you pleasantly surprised. Knife Party is a new project of Pendulum duo Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen and it’s a project they’ve managed to keep very low on the radar. With this in mind, our fingers are crossed that Pendulum might drop a couple new tracks at Freaknight here in Seattle, less than a month from now. Can’t wait to see what happens, but until then we hope this collection of tracks will more than suffice!

Unison (Knife Party Remix)

Antidote

Zoology

Although all of the songs above give you a taste of what these two have to offer, why not just fully immerse yourself in Knife Party with their exclusive UKF Bass Culture artist mix and yes, it goes ridiculously hard!