For most people, the days following New Years are amongst the toughest of the year. With holiday parties and time off work over, and the long days of winter ahead, it can be a tough time. But Gary Richards, also known as Destructo, and the HARD team have created an event like no other in electronic music to help you forget about your winter woes. In its second year, Holy Ship!! is a three-day boat cruise that sails through the Bahamas, with DJs on board and a private island tour to boot. This year features a star-studded lineup, with artists like Boys Noize, Diplo, and Justice, just to name a few. EO will be there covering all your nautical needs this weekend. Check out a full preview after the jump.
A-Trak is back in the Big Apple to once again break the mold, this time teaming up with the A$AP Mob and Pusha-T for V-Mix, a unique mash-up style performance at the Best Buy Theater this Thursday, November 29th. Hosted by Hot97’s own Funk Master Flex, the night promises to be an epic blend of electronic music and hip hop in a collaborative concert format – no openers and no headliners, just a groundbreaking musical onslaught for a full 3 hour set. And thanks to Vibe Magazine, Electronica Oasis is giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets (which can also be purchased here). Jump on this one quickly – winner will be chosen Wed and notified via Twitter DM!
All you have to do is follow EO on Twitter and tweet:
“I’m entering for a chance to see @ATrak & @ASAPMOB @bestbuy_theater thanks to @ElectronicOasis #VibeVMIX #EOGiveaway”
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Regardless of what style, tempo, or vocal samples A-Trak chooses to use in his variety of productions, the one common tie is irresistible danceability. Throughout the back half of 2012, the Fool’s Gold boss has been on a run of collaborations, working with everyone from dancehall vocalist Natalie Storm to moombah class clown Dillon Francis. On his latest release he pairs up with New York native Codes to pay homage to disco legend Cerrone on a remix of “Misunderstanding”. The end result is a funky yet soulful big-room disco track – a must add for any party selection.
Cerrone – Misunderstanding (A-Trak & Codes Remix)
Before we give a full breakdown of Friday’s tent, be sure to check out all of EO’s in-depth guides to each and every tent for this years festival:
-The Basics & Friday: Main Stage
-Friday: Hilltop Arena (Group Therapy)
See the breakdown after the jump! (more…)
In their continued quest to take over the world, Mad Decent has unleashed yet another fresh face upon the EDM world, this time in the form of Clockwork and his debut release â€˜Titanâ€™. The LA-born, NY-based producer has been garnering support from the likes of Felix Cartal, Laidback Luke and Steve Aoki, and most recently hooked up with A-Trak to churn out a delightfully glitchy and gritty remix to Zeddâ€™s â€˜Spectrumâ€™.
â€˜Titanâ€™ showcases Clockworkâ€™s ability to juxtapose bouncy, high-pitched synths with grimy, hard-hitting basslines to produce the perfect big room electro banger (think Hardwell goes to the circus).
Clockwork – Titan
Thank you A-Trak for pointing the world towards Kim Kamillion’s trap house edit of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll. Any good house fan knows that the masterful A-Trak remixed the track back in the day and it still stands as one of the best remixes of an indie rock song, like, ever. A-Trak has also revealed that the remix was almost dead, but in a stoke of luck was revived and brought to the world’s eyes.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)
Kid Kamillion’s trap house version is pretty dope as well, and as we’ve noticed that trap house has become a greater force in the dance music world. Crank this up and get dirty for your weekend dance party in a jiffy.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (Kid Kamillion Edit)
The countdown to the 2012 edition of Governor’s Ball is quickly winding down and with less than a week to go, it’s time to shine a spotlight on what each day has to offer. But first, be sure to check out festival basics below.
To start off, Governor’s Ball has just released the daily schedules and festival map. Make sure you take a look at those before the festival so you can plan your weekend. Be sure to also keep an eye out for the official Governor’s Ball smart phone app, due out on Thursday. If you haven’t bought your ticket for the event yet, grab them here before they sell out!
Drink plenty of water throughout the day! There will be four free filtered water stations at the festival courtesy of Camelbak so make sure to utilize them! Bring a reusable bottle/hydration pack, or buy a limited edition Governor’s Ball Camelbak water bottle at the venue.
Governor’s Ball takes place on Randall’s Island and they’ve offering a bunch of travel packages including ferries and shuttles to get you there. Check them out HERE.
This year, there will be a plethora of activities (aside from the main attraction of course: the music) for people of all ages to enjoy while at the festival. Make sure to check out the many delicious local NYC food trucks such as Luke’s Lobster, Wafels & Dinges, and more! There will also be a Silent Disco; ping pong tables throughout the festival; lawn games like bocce, cornhole, croquet, and ladder ball; beer pong; and photo/video booth courtesy of The Bosco; and a photo booth courtesy of Honda (with a chance to win a car!!). Check out all the details HERE.
Saturday’s lineup focuses more on EDM and hip hop featuring artists such as headliners Passion Pit, and superstars such as Kid Cudi, Atmosphere, and Chromeo. Check out our guide to Saturday after the jump!
A new producer dream team has been created with a collaboration from two of the biggest party electro producers, A-Trak and Dillon Francis. The new single features some of the bounciest synths perfectly prepped for the summer, with enough swag that we wouldnâ€™t be surprised to see remakes from rappers and DJs alike.
Check out the video below from prankster Dillon Francis putting on his best A-Trak impersonation, complete with Burberry scarf, Sharpie beard and colored money from north of the border.
Earlier this year, we announced that Bassnectar aka Lorin Ashton would be going on tour to promote his newest album ‘VAVA VOOM’. Sadly, he won’t be making a stop in NYC until the New York edition of Electric Daisy Carnival May 18-20 BUT if you’re a hardcore basschaser (or even only a recent fan), you’re definitely going to want to check out his Bass Center V at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA tomorrow evening. Bass Center V boasts a pretty ridiculous lineup spanning over EIGHT HOURS including A-Trak, VibeSquaD, Mr. Projectile, and of course the king of bass himself. If you haven’t already, you can grab tickets HERE… and if you’re still having doubts, check out this teaser they just put out!
Alongside remixes from Madeon and A-Trak, electro house producer TheFatRat is enjoying great success with his version, which currently ranks in the top 10 on Hype Machine, heart it HERE. If you like it tweet your heart out with “Listen to @msolveig – The Night Out (TheFatRat Remix) on @hypem http://awe.sm/5j473” to add points to TheFatRat’s cred on the music aggregating site.
Martin Solveig – The Night Out (TheFatRat Remix)