Full disclosure: Trap house isn’t really my jam…or so I thought.
Regardless of what sounds you call your own, this will get you moving. In a genre that is quickly taking over emerging in the dance scene, almost anything goes when it comes to trap. Lines continue to be blurred with touches of glitchy synths, some surprising progressive builds, and of course hip-hop.
With his debut mix, NJ native Ryan O’Connor aka Slowcon, weaves together a hard hitting, genre bending mix creating a musical hodgepodge trap music is known for. Highlights feature trap masters Flosstradamus and Dillon Francis, quirky vocal samples, and of course a Gotye cameo.
And if you’re still hesitant about trap house, Slowcon will make you a believer.
By 11 PM on Sunday EZF will have defeated thousands of festies who have reached their EDM capacity. For those left standing, a wild night of beats will just be getting started. Possibly the best after party lineup of the weekend, Roseland Ballroom will play host to Hardwell, Zedd, Bart B More, and Treasure Fingers as they cap off an epic weekend in NYC.
Hard pounding electro meets groovy funky beats is one way to categorize this line up. Hardwell and Zedd will bring the wall busting sound they have built their names on, but if you can stay on your feet to catch Treasure Finger’s closing set, you’ll be in for quite the pleasant surprise. The up and coming Fool’s Gold artist has some of the funkiest beats going right now and has even garnered the attention of stars like Laidback Luke and label mates Chromeo. Hardwell and Treasure Fingers will be bringing the noise to EZF on Friday, while Zedd and Bart B More will waste no time hustling to Manhattan after their Sunday set times.
Grab tickets here and snag more details about after parties here.
Believe it or not, EZF 2012 is only 2 weeks away! Until that fateful day comes, we’ll be taking a look at what each stage has to offer on each day of New York’s top EDM festival. This in depth coverage will have you primed and ready to navigate the zoo that Randall’s Island becomes for 3 days each summer.
Randall’s Island Park has played host to EZF for each of its four years in existence. The island is located along the East River nestled between Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. The grass (soon to be dust field) event space sits at the top of the park and spans a accommodating 24 acres.
The formula is simple, gates open at 11 AM each day and the show ends at 11 PM each day. Rain or Shine.
Transportation to the festival is a little different this year. Each pass comes with round trip ferry or bus service, guaranteeing massive lines to board each.
The Ferry- Ferries will be running to and from Randall’s Island throughout the day all weekend. Departures leave from East 35th Street Ferry Landing located at the intersection of East 35th Street at FDR Drive. Service should be running every 15 minutes or so.
Shuttle Buses- Shuttles, like the ferries, will run throughout the day to and from Randall’s Island all weekend. Pick up and drop off will be at East 124th St in Manhattan between Madison Ave and Park Ave.
Subway- A great alternative is to just take the subway uptown on the 4,5,6 line to 125th street. A quick ride and a 15 minute walk east will take you right to the festivities.
Whether you’re driving to the beach, laying in the park, walking around town, or cranking up a pre game, Escapes Episode 07 is a must listen. This month we’ve got huge tracks from Audien and Arty, a collaboration from Tiesto and Showtek, and a flawless guest mix from Moguai.
Get involved on Twitter @ElectronicOasis using the hash tag #EOEscapes to tell us what you love and hate, or to just say hi!
Enjoy that summer sun, play nice, party hard, and have fun!
Going local is never a bad thing, especially when it comes to music.
NYC is a music Mecca, so it is always nice to showcase some hometown talent. In his latest seasonal mix, native NYC DJ, iV delivers a hard hitting summer mix, stuffed with some of the biggest hits in the scene right now, including some cheeky mashups of his own. Look out for some creative transitions and smooth mixing from the up and coming DJ.
Overall it’s a great listen to get that weekend started and available for a free download!
If you were in NYC this week, you know the heat has arrived…and Escapes Episode 5 might be the cause.
It’s hard not to say this every month, but Episode 5 could be the best yet! We have monster tunes from Deadmau5, Ashley Wallbridge, Pryda, and a funky guest mix from John DahlbÃ¤ck. This needs to be turned up at full volume!
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This is going to be a special month for Escapes. Rumor has it a bonus edition is coming soon with a guest mixer from the Anjunabeats family. No, it isn’t Above & Beyond :( but we are excited for what’s to come!
But for now, and until then, play nice, party hard, and have fun!
EDC Saturday is by far the biggest and most star studded day of all. Although each stage will feature the best of their respective genres, the kineticFIELD will play host to some of the biggest names in the industry and likely draw massive crowds.
Escapes Episode 04 is here and ready to propel you into the summer groove. Trance masters Markus Schulz and Tritonal highlight the musical roster, with additional tracks from Qulinez and Jochen Miller, all closed out with a fantastic guest mix from Russian duo, Hard Rock Sofa. All in all, a little trancey, but a lot of fun. These beats are great for an outdoor dance party and sure to bring a crowd of some new friends with them.
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Until next time, play nice, party hard, and have fun!
With his latest release since the acclaimed ‘Spitfire EP,’ the young American continues to develop his sound and cross between pounding electro and melodic trance. ‘Language’ has been receiving support from some of the best in the biz, featured heavily on podcasts from Above & Beyond, Gareth Emery, Hardwell and more. At only 19, he continues to be one of the brightest stars in the EDM universe, scoring prime time festival gigs across the country. ‘Language’ is a masterpiece. Plain and simple.
Don’t sleep on giving this a listen, you’ll be pressing repeat more than a few times.
Porter Robinson – Language