How The House Should Be Smashed

If you were to search this blog, then you’d know that I have an obsession with this brother duo – Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. Every since I heard their Tomorrowland set they’ve been sky rocketing their fan base and have begun their first ever U.S. Tour. Sadly they haven’t made it to the city of Seattle yet, but the clips from their shows in South Beach, Vegas, and L.A. showcase their ability to make shows astounding. Hopefully when these guys get a schedule for shows next year we’ll be able to track them down.

Check them out:

http://www.dimitrivegasandlikemike.com/

http://www.facebook.com/dimitrivegasandlikemike

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

Avicii’s Studio 54 Live Set

This past week Avicii secured his spot in the EDM history books by rocking the legendary Studio 54 Nightclub in NYC. Studio 54 was known for it’s lavish parties during the 70’s and 80’s, but was shut down in the 90’s and converted into a minor theater. Well that all changed on the 18th of October when SiriusXM and Avicii teamed up to throw a one night only show at the legendary location.

‘new york, good to be back! playin legendary Studio 54 that opens up for 1 more night tmrw with@siriusxm! waka waka wakaaa’ – Via Twitter

If that isn’t incredible enough, Tim also announced this from his FaceBook page:

‘NYC – see you tonight at the original STUDIO 54 location. The doormen ensured me they will let 100 people in from the street in addition to the insane guest list! Hope they are my fans! ♥

Tonight we’re part of music history?!’

Whoever those lucky 100 people were definitely got the experience of a lifetime! Without further ado, here’s the #6 DJ in the WORLD’s set, so crank the volume and enjoy.

Live Set Avicii @ Studio 54, New York (10.18.2011)

Track list:

01. Avicii vs Etta James – Levels (Vitzi’s Old School Intro Bootleg)
02. Avicii vs. Adele – Nothing Without Adele (Avicii Rolling Bootleg)
03. Tim Berg – Bromance (Avicii´s Arena Mix) w/ Max C. – I Found You Acapella w/ Tim Berg – Bromance (Vocal Mix)
04. Tom Hangs – Blessed (Avicii Edit)
05. Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (Avicii ‘Tour’ Mix)
06. Bob Sinclar – New New New (Avicii Meets Yellow Mix)
07. Avicii & Sebastian Drums – My Feelings For You (Original Mix)
08. Toni Braxton – Make My Heart (Avicii’s Replacer Mix)
09. Avicii – Sweet Dreams (Avicii´s Swede Dreams Mix)
10. Avicii – Fade Into Darkness (Albin Myers Remix)
11. Robyn – Hang With Me (Avicii Mix)
12. Tom Hangs – Blessed (Avicii Edit)

Do The Dada

Sadly, when we hit Global Dance Festival on our road trip to Colorado,  there were many DJ’s that had overlapping set times, so we struggled with the decision to try and catch Dada Life or stick with our man Avicii.  Even though we went with Avicii, our luck has paid off and it seems that Dada Life has found their way to us!  This Halloween, several months after Global Dance, FreakNight at WaMu Theater will be boasting a hefty lineup that includes Dada Life. Although the whole lineup is absolutely BANANAS we were ecstatic to see Dada on the bill! Many show-goers may not know the group Dada Life, however this pair brings about a frenzy at any show they play, whether that be champagne blasting into the crowd, their rowdy stage antics, or their dark Electro-House bangers. These guys are just the fit for FreakNight, so let us bring you up with some tracks/videos that display just how creepily amazing they are.

Note: ‘Let’s Get Bleeped Tonight’ and ‘Unleash The Fucking Dada’ exemplify Dada’s signature horror factor

These guys love to hype their crowds up.  If you still don’t agree with me saying that this duo is BANANAS, then check out this video from a live show turned music video for the song ‘Happy Violence’.

How could you even attempt to follow something like that?  How about with a teaser of their vocal version of the song that was just captured from the historic College Invasion Tour show put on at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA.

(The singer on the track hasn’t been identified yet, but we have a sneaking suspicion that it’s Nervo from the sounds of it.)

The set that’s going to be put on by these two is sure to be high energy, highly insane, and perfectly fitting for this years FreakNight. We’ll be sure to catch a front row seat for the champagne shower and have plenty of bananas as retaliatory ammunition!

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!

Sander van Doorn Announces World Tour!


Two days after the release of his album ‘Eleve11, Sander van Doorn announces that he will be going on a World Tour. I’ve purchased the album and it’s absolutely brilliant! From the opening song of  ‘Love is Darkness’, all the way to the bonus track of ‘Kitten‘. This is a well-timed tour announcement indeed and is sure to be heavily attended globally. He will eventually be landing near Seattle and visiting our neighbors to the North for a show in Vancouver (one that Electro Nation most definitely plans on attending). 

More E Zoo Sets? Yeahhhh Buddyyy

Get crazy, get wild, and download all these incredible sets! 

 

More live sets from Electric Zoo 2011:

Gabriel and Dresden 

Afrojack

Arty

David Guetta 

Sidney Samson

Markus Schulz

Robbie Rivera

Benny Benassi

 

 

 

Joris Voorn & Nic Fanciulli

Moby

Zack Roth

Josh Wink

Michael Woods

AN21 & Max Vangeli

#SHMTakeOver

Swedish House Mafia aka Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, and Steve Angelo took over Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix with a massive compilation show of some hot new tracks, dirty remixes, and songs that have inspired them over the years.  Be sure to download this incredible two hour set here:

SHM BBC Radio 1 Takeover

Let’s hear it for the Swedes.