May 8, 2013 EDM Festivals
As EDM infiltrates our airwaves and rave festivals take over venues country-wide, rave culture has come under more public scrutiny than ever before seen in the United States. What has thrived underground for over 15 years is now surfacing, and while thousands of people are developing their own personal romance with EDM, there are those who fear change and innovation who would like to see the emergence of rave culture squelched.
These people are not unlike those who resisted Elvis Presley and the emergence of rock-and-roll in the ‘50s. It was feared and loathed by those who didn’t understand it, and it carried with it the risk of sexual promiscuity, drug and alcohol use, and general debauchery. But what great reward is attained without risk? If our forerunners had played it safe andRead More
May 8, 2013 News
EDM festivals and the rave culture which supports them are becoming a hot commodity. Whether you're on board with how popular the entire electronic music scene is becoming or not, there's no denying that EDM festivals are in high demand. Just look at how many randos were super stoked for Coachella. The public is loving that stuff right now, which is great news for the few production companies existing today that produce the large-scale festivals. The current oligopolybenefits fans as well because the competition between companies drives down ticket prices and brings in better lineups.
There are only a few production companies in America which produce EDM festivals. Insomniac Events and HARD Events are two big ones. But just recently, LiveNation (concert production, not EDM) boughtRead More
May 3, 2013 Songs
RL Grime is one of my favorite artists right now, and I keep close track of everything he does. He will be in Dallas on May 25th as part of JAMBALAYA Festival, along with Tyler the Creator, Zeds Dead, Big Boi and more. Tickets for the festival are currently starting at $55, venue is Palladium Ballroom, and you can buy tickets here.
RL Grime just released his remix of a Chief Keef's "Love Sosa." It's so baller that I had to upload it directly to my site. Download this track FOR FREE TODAY ONLY on his SoundCloud. Check out the track below, right meowww
Love Sosa (RL Grime Remix) RL MASTERRead More
May 3, 2013 Upcoming Events
Friend of DDD, DJ Audio Vendetta, will be competing next Thursday on the first night of a new, weekly DJ competition. Starting May 9th, Club 2525 (Brick) in Dallas will be hosting B.P.M Thursdays College Night, which includes the DJ competition. The winner of the first week gets $250, the semifinal winner gets $500, and final gets $1000!
So here's what you need to do: GO to the event! The winner is decided by text message votes from the crowd, so get your butt down to Dallas next Thursday and show some love for Audio Vendetta, set time 1-2 am.
Show support for this artist by listening to his Music Monday Mix every Monday night from 8-10 pm, and going out and voting for him in the competition!
2525 Wycliffe Ave, Dallas TXRead More
free cover before 11 pm for 21+
$1 Well drinks
May 1, 2013 EDM Festivals
Tomorrowland is a global EDM festival that's been held in Beligum since it's first year in 2005. This year, the festival is coming to America with TomorrowWorld.
TomorrowWorld will be in Atlanta, Georgia from September 27- September 29, 2013. Tickets for the U.S. already went on sale and sold out, but worldwide ticket sales don't begin until May 4. Tickets are $347 for GA weekend, and $867 VIP weekend. You have to preregister for tickets to be able to buy them May 4, so make sure you get on that if you want tickets.
The festival has been announcing confirmed acts for the past two weeks, and the full lineup of headliners was recently posted. The headliners are...
Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Excision, Rusko, Gramatik, Zomboy, Delta Heavy, FIGURE, Savoy, Grandtheft, NiT GriT, SoundRead More
May 1, 2013 EDM Blogs
A common issue people have when trying to listen to dubstep is they just don' t know where to start. If you've never listened to dubstep before, I would highly recommend listening to Pandora's Dubstep station. The music they play is all the best stuff from a few years ago, they include all the great artists who've furthered the genre, and I think it's the perfect introduction for someone who's never heard dubstep.
But let's say you are looking for new music, preferably for download, preferably for free download. It can be hard to know where to start looking. Take heart because it's simple: most people get their new music from music blogs.
Music blogs are awesome, because they do the work for you. Artists and labels release stuff on places like SoundCloud, Beatport, sometimesRead More
April 26, 2013 News
Dallas Dubstep Drops is about dubstep, and pretty mainstream dubstep at that. It isn't about EDM or rave culture, but the two overlap since dubstep's origins are in European dance music. So I just found this great article written by Clive Martin for vice.com. It's called "Explaining Rave Culture to Americans."
Martin is from Europe, which is made very clear in the article. Although he takes a condescending attitude toward Americans, he makes excellent points which many Americans need to understand. I think everyone can agree that the emergence of rave culture in America over the past few years has attracted people with the bright lights and upbeat music, but those people don't always understand what it is really all about.
The article makes necessary distinctions and providesRead More
April 26, 2013 Daily Dose of Meltdown
ONE MORE DAY! I'm so excited for Meltdown tomorrow, it's going to be amazinggg! If you want to go and have $85 to spend on it, you can still buy tickets here.
Today, I am happy to bring my last two Meltdown artists, W&W and 12th Planet.
A Dutch duo from The Netherlands, W&W makes progressive house trance. Wardt van der Harst and Willem van Hanegem, (try saying that three times fast), joined up in 2007. Since the beginning their songs have been played internationally by artists like Tiesto and Armen van Buuren, as well as played at international festivals themselves.
The duo defines their style as "big room trance with a techy edge." They do have a big room sound, which will be amazing to hear in the cool of the evening tomorrow. Although it's not dubstep, I've grown inRead More
April 26, 2013 Daily Dose of Meltdown
Finally! Meltdown Music Festival's event producers hooked us up with a better venue, and we've got set times, people.
The event is taking place at LaGrave Field in Ft. Worth, TX. Everything else about the festival will be the same, and it' s not too late to buy tickets! They're about $85 now, so steep, but if this lineup looks good to you, you may want to snag some tickets here. For more information about the new venue, security, and whatnot, go to the Meltdown website.
11:30 PM – 01:00 AM Justice (DJ Set)Read More
10:30 PM – 11:30 PM Flux Pavilion
09:30 PM – 10:30 PM Morgan Page
08:30 PM – 09:30 PM W&W
07:30 PM – 08:30 PM Adventure Club
06:30 PM – 07:30 PM Deniz Koyu
05:30 PM – 06:30 PM Carnage
04:45 PM – 05:30 PM Kill Paris
04:00 PM – 04:45 PM MING
April 25, 2013 Daily Dose of Meltdown
With the festival only 3 days away, the venue for Meltdown Music Festival 2013 has been changed from QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie (where it was last year), to LaGrave Field in Ft. Worth Texas.
This should be a good thing for us fans, since the ballpark in Ft. Worth has fewer noise restrictions and will allow more extended festival hours.
Info for LaGrave Field
301 NE 6th St, Fort Worth, TX 76164
*All tickets purchased for Meltdown at all outlets will be honored.
Check out Meltdown's website for full explanation and further details. Basically all the same rules will apply.Read More